Patents by Inventor Yasushi Sato

Yasushi Sato has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11152148
    Abstract: A coil component includes an element body, a coil provided in the element body, and an outer electrode provided in the element body and electrically connected to the coil. The outer electrode is embedded in one surface of the element body such that a protruding portion, which is a portion of the outer electrode, protrudes from the one surface of the element body. Also, a thickness of an embedded portion, which is a portion of the outer electrode and is embedded in the one surface of the element body, is larger than a thickness of the protruding portion of the outer electrode protruding from the one surface of the element body in thickness in a direction perpendicular to the one surface of the element body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Takeda, Mitsuhiro Sato
  • Patent number: 11151903
    Abstract: An imaging method for a catheter having a heart model, the heart model being installed in a container in a state of having the container filled with a liquid, and being provided with coronary arteries and an aorta. The imaging method includes causing a chemical reaction between an injection agent injected into the coronary arteries through a catheter, and the liquid in the container, and changing the color of the injection agent to the same color as that of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, JMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Okayama, Shinsuke Nanto, Yasushi Sakata, Daichi Watanabe, Makoto Inada, Munekuni Sato
  • Publication number: 20210300292
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, which protects an occupant seated in a seat, includes: a seat belt; a front airbag device provided with a front airbag which is placed in an area of a lap belt and inflates to cover a front of the occupant when operated; and a seat airbag device provided with a seat airbag which is arranged inside a seat portion in the seat and inflates so as to raise at least a front portion side of the seat portion upward. The front airbag causes inflation gas to flow into the inside and inflates so as to protrude forward and upward when operated and a thigh abutment surface abutting on a thigh of the occupant and an upper body restraining surface restraining an upper body of the occupant are arranged on an outer peripheral surface of the front airbag when the inflation is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shinji Yamada, Kazumi Fukaura, Takeki Hayashi, Takashi Ichimura, Yasushi Masuda, Yuji Sato
  • Publication number: 20210300277
    Abstract: An occupant protection device, protecting an occupant seated in a seat, includes: a seat belt; and an airbag which is arranged in an area of a lap belt in the seat belt. The airbag includes a bag body and a regulatory tether. A thigh abutment surface abutting on a thigh of the occupant is arranged on a lower surface side of the bag body, and an upper body restraining surface restraining an upper body of the occupant is arranged on a rear surface side. The regulatory tether connects a base end to a rear surface side of an upper-lower intermediate portion of the bag body and connects a tip extending downward from the base end to the lap belt side and a length dimension is set a dimension in which a connecting portion connecting the base end of the bag body can be pulled toward the lap belt side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kazumi FUKAURA, Shinji YAMADA, Takeki HAYASHI, Atsushi NAKAMURA, Yasushi MASUDA, Yuji SATO
  • Publication number: 20210302044
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus incudes a schedule determination unit configured to determine a schedule of an operating status for causing a temperature of an air-conditioned space of each of a plurality of load-side units to reach a specified set temperature at a specified set time, based on a learning model representing an input-output relationship between input data indicating an influencing factor of a thermal load of each of the load-side units and output data indicating the thermal load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Yasushi SATO
  • Patent number: 11117539
    Abstract: A seat device for a vehicle includes a seat for supporting a lower body of a vehicle occupant, and a backrest for supporting an upper body of the occupant. The seat device further includes an arresting portion that is stored in a storage position disposed in the seat. The arresting portion is configured to be deployed from the storage position and restrain a part of the lower body of the occupant from moving forward in the event of a collision of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Masuda, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Shigemi Mase, Hiroaki Yamada, Tadashi Yamada, Yuji Sato, Kenichi Fukurono, Keisaku Yokoi, Takafumi Nakanishi, Takenori Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20210281327
    Abstract: A system includes a transmission unit, a reception unit, and a lens unit and is placed in a passage, wherein in a case where a first plane that intersects a forward direction of the passage and is a surface of an object, and a second plane that intersects the forward direction of the passage, includes the lens unit, and is at a position different from a position of the first plane are set, a first area to which a terahertz wave from the transmission unit reflected from the first plane is emitted and the lens unit are disposed at positions different from each other on the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Takahiro Sato, Yasushi Koyama
  • Publication number: 20210254851
    Abstract: An air conditioning control device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires air conditioning data acquired by an air conditioner, and a start time of the air conditioner predicted by inputting the air conditioning data into a machine learning model; an augmentation unit that generates augmented data by referring to the air conditioning data and the start time acquired by the acquisition unit; and an update unit that updates the machine learning model, by referring to the air conditioning data and the start time acquired by the acquisition unit as well as the augmented data generated by the augmentation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki TAGUCHI, Toshisada MARIYAMA, Takashi NAMMOTO, Yasushi SATO
  • Patent number: 11042380
    Abstract: A plurality of instructions to be executed in an order of being issued without an appointment of a waiting time or a starting moment are designed to be executed after a certain waiting time; instructions to be executed in an order of being issued without designation of starting moment or waiting time are provided with starting moment or waiting time information so that the instructions can be executed in an order designated by the time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KAWAI MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210101604
    Abstract: A driver state detection device that accurately detects a state of a driver, such as fatigue and nodding off. A driver state detection device includes an acceleration sensor installed in a vehicle, a center-of-gravity movement amount detection unit that is attached to a component constituting the vehicle and detects a center-of-gravity movement amount of a body of a driver on the vehicle, and a driver state determination unit that determines a state of the driver based on magnitude of an amount of deviation between an acceleration of the vehicle obtained by the acceleration sensor and the center-of-gravity movement amount of the body of the driver detected by the center-of-gravity movement amount detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Yasushi SATO
  • Patent number: 10958847
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device, an image processing method, and an image processing system which obtains a sensing image and a viewing image by one imaging element. The imaging device includes a control unit that controls irradiation with invisible light, an imaging element that includes a first pixel that is capable of detecting the invisible light, and a second pixel that is capable of detecting visible light. The imaging device further includes an image generation unit that generates a first image including the invisible light component and a second image including a visible light component on the basis of a first pixel signal transmitted from the first pixel and a second pixel signal transmitted from the second pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Sakamoto, Yasunori Kano, Yasushi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210006756
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a pixel array part in which a plurality of pixel groups each including four pixels arranged in a matrix of 2×2 is arrayed. As a pixel group including four pixels, there are formed a first pixel group that includes three pixels that receive red light and one pixel that receives infrared light, a second pixel group that includes three pixels that receive blue light and one pixel that receives infrared light, a third pixel group that includes three pixels that receive green light and one pixel that receives infrared light, and a fourth pixel group that includes three pixels that receive green light and one pixel that receives infrared light. Four pixel groups including the first pixel group, the second pixel group, the third pixel group, and the fourth pixel group are arranged to form a set of 2×2 units in which the first pixel group and the second pixel group are diagonally positioned, and the third pixel group and the fourth pixel group are diagonally positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: YASUSHI SATO, JUNICHI SAKAMOTO, MITSURU MISHIO, YUICHIRO BABA
  • Patent number: 10887530
    Abstract: To prevent deterioration in image quality in mixing a visible light signal and an infrared light signal to generate a color image signal. A signal processing device includes a mixture ratio creator and a mixer. The mixture ratio creator is configured to create a mixture ratio that is a ratio in mixing a low frequency visible light signal that is a low frequency component of a visible light signal and a low frequency invisible light signal that is a low frequency component of an invisible light signal together on a basis of the low frequency visible light signal and the low frequency invisible light signal. The mixer is configured to mix the low frequency visible light signal and the low frequency invisible light signal together on a basis of the mixture ratio to generate a mixed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10874317
    Abstract: A biological information measurement device includes a photoplethysmographic sensor that detects a photoplethysmographic signal, an envelope detection processor that generates an envelope of the photoplethysmographic signal, and an amplitude normalization processor that normalizes amplitude of the photoplethysmographic signal to a desired amplitude value based on amplitude of the envelope. The device further includes an adaptive line spectrum enhancer that is capable of varying a filter coefficient, suppressing an aperiodic component contained in the normalized photoplethysmographic signal, and outputting a periodic component. A biological information obtainment unit is provided to obtain biological information such as a pulse rate based on an output signal from the adaptive line spectrum enhancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Hayashi, Yasushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10856814
    Abstract: A device and method for detecting biological information without being affected by sudden-onset signal even when sudden-onset large vibration is caused while driving a vehicle or the like. Peak input and output values of a variable delay device are detected, and the difference between the values is determined by a subtractor. The difference is compared to a predetermined threshold to obtain a positive or negative output as an up/down selection output for an up/down counter. The output of the up/down counter is sent to a variable delay device with a clock generated based on an inputted peak signal of biological information to obtain a variable delay amount corresponding to one cycle of the biological information. When the subtractor output exceeds the predetermined threshold, a predetermined output voltage is generated, and an amplifier connected to the variable delay device is controlled so that the gain of the amplifier becomes zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, AI TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Yasushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10815575
    Abstract: An electrochemical reduction device includes an electrode unit, a power control unit, an organic material storage tank, a concentration measurement unit, a water storage tank, a gas-water separation unit, and a control unit. The electrode unit includes an electrolyte membrane, a reduction electrode, and an oxygen evolving electrode. The control unit controls the power control unit so as to satisfy a relation of VHER?Vallow?VCA?VTRR when the potential at a reversible hydrogen electrode, the standard redox potential of the aromatic compound, and the potential of the reduction electrode are expressed as VHER, VTRR, and VCA, respectively. Vallow is adjusted according to the concentration of the aromatic compound measured by the concentration measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Sato, Kota Miyoshi, Kojiro Nakagawa, Yoshihiro Kobori
  • Patent number: 10803335
    Abstract: Provided is an. emotion. estimating apparatus capable of precisely estimating an emotion and mental state of a measurement subject by using a non-contact pulse detection technology. The emotion estimating apparatus forcibly performs re-sampling processing of digital biometric data generated by converting a heart rate signal to digital data after extracting data for one cycle at an RR interval, and obtains coefficients of harmonic components by a DCT conversion processing unit. From the coefficients of the harmonic components, AC components are removed by LPFs, whereby a coefficient data array is obtained.. The coefficient data array is compared to a dictionary data group, in which dictionary data is a characteristic quantity indicating an emotion or mental state, and a similarity therebetween is calculated, whereby an emotion or mental state of a subject is estimated on the basis of the heart rate signal of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Yasushi Sato
  • Publication number: 20200284013
    Abstract: A flush toilet includes: a bowl; at least one water discharge port to discharge water into the bowl; a water supply path to supply the water from a water supply source to the water discharge port therethrough; and a backflow check structure provided for the water supply path. The backflow check structure checks a backflow of the water running through the water supply path. The backflow check structure has: a water inlet port exposed to the air and directly communicating with the water discharge port; and a water outlet port to channel the water supplied from the water supply source toward the water inlet port. The water inlet port is arranged on a trajectory of the water running out through the water outlet port. The water that has passed through the water inlet port is channeled directly toward the water discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi SATO, Masato MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200250446
    Abstract: Provided is an. emotion. estimating apparatus capable of precisely estimating an emotion and mental state of a measurement subject by using a non-contact pulse detection technology. The emotion estimating apparatus forcibly performs re-sampling processing of digital biometric data generated by converting a heart rate signal to digital data after extracting data for one cycle at an RR interval, and obtains coefficients of harmonic components by a DCT conversion processing unit. From the coefficients of the harmonic components, AC components are removed by LPFs, whereby a coefficient data array is obtained.. The coefficient data array is compared to a dictionary data group, in which dictionary data is a characteristic quantity indicating an emotion or mental state, and a similarity therebetween is calculated, whereby an emotion or mental state of a subject is estimated on the basis of the heart rate signal of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Yasushi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200112662
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, an image processing method, and an image processing system which are configured to obtain a sensing image and a viewing image by one imaging element. The imaging device includes: a control unit that controls irradiation with invisible light; an imaging element that includes a first pixel that is capable of detecting the invisible light, and a second pixel that is capable of detecting visible light; and an image generation unit that generates a first image including the invisible light component and a second image including a visible light component on the basis of a first pixel signal transmitted from the first pixel and a second pixel signal transmitted from the second pixel. For example, the present technology is applicable to a monitoring camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: JUNICHI SAKAMOTO, YASUNORI KANO, YASUSHI SATO