Patents by Inventor Yoji Sato

Yoji 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: 10784834
    Abstract: A multilayer LC filter array includes an element body of a rectangular parallelepiped shape, a first filter including a first inductor and a first capacitor, a second filter including a second inductor and a second capacitor, a first input terminal electrode and a first output terminal electrode that are connected to the first inductor, a second input terminal electrode and a second output terminal electrode that are connected to the second inductor, and a ground terminal electrode that is connected to the first capacitor and the second capacitor. The element body includes a principal surface. The ground terminal electrode is disposed at a center of the principal surface. The first input terminal electrode, the first output terminal electrode, the second input terminal electrode, and the second output terminal electrode are disposed at respective different corner portions of the element body when viewed from a direction orthogonal to the principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Oide, Naoki Uchida, Yoji Tozawa, Makoto Yoshino, Seiichi Nakagawa, Shinichi Sato, Hiroshi Ono, Takashi Endo
  • Publication number: 20200262478
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a turning device that turns a wheel of a vehicle; a steering sensor that detects a driver's steering operation; and a control device configured to execute automated turning control that controls the turning device to automatically turn the wheel, independently of the driver's steering operation. A modification desire degree represents a degree to which the driver's steering operation modifies vehicle travel caused by the automated turning control. During execution of the automated turning control, the control device calculates the modification desire degree based on a result of detection by the steering sensor. When the modification desire degree exceeds a threshold, the control device executes system suppression processing without terminating the automated turning control. In the system suppression processing, the control device weakens the automated turning control as compared to a case where the modification desire degree is equal to or lower than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya SATO, Yoji Kunihiro, Yoshinori Watanabe, Shunsuke Tanimori, Hisaya Akatsuka
  • Patent number: 10748559
    Abstract: A magnetic head includes a main pole, a trailing shield, a spin torque oscillator, and a buffer layer. The buffer layer is interposed between the main pole and the spin torque oscillator. The spin torque oscillator has first and second side surfaces. The first and second side surfaces respectively form first and second angles with respect to a direction perpendicular to a top surface of a substrate. The first and second angles each fall within a range of 0° to 10°. The buffer layer has third and fourth side surfaces. The third side surface includes a first inclined portion forming a third angle greater than the first angle. The fourth side surface includes a second inclined portion forming a fourth angle greater than the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hironori Araki, Yoshitaka Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ito, Yoji Nomura, Shigeki Tanemura, Kazuki Sato, Tetsuya Roppongi, Atsushi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200217499
    Abstract: Provided are: a useful bed medium for a fluidized bed with good fluidity, the bed medium being usable in a fluidized bed furnace using biomass material and coal material as fuel; and a useful bed medium for a fluidized bed with good durability, the bed medium not easily forming an agglomerate of its particles, and being resistant to collapsing. The bed medium for a fluidized bed in a fluidized bed furnace for combusting or gasifying the fuel is formed of artificially-produced spherical refractory particles containing not less than 40% by weight of Al2O3 and not more than 60% by weight of SiO2 and having an apparent porosity of not more than 5%, and a ratio by weight of agglomerated particles in the bed medium is not more than 20% after three heat treatment tests on the bed medium at 900° C. for 2 hours under coexistence with the fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: ITOCHU CERATECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Makino, Jun Sakamoto, Takayuki Kameda, Reiku Aoyama, Shunichi Sato, Yoji Okumura
  • Publication number: 20200201227
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an image forming apparatus comprises a decision section configured to decide an order scheduled time of a consumable commodity based on a time point at which a condition relating to replacement of the consumable commodity is satisfied since the consumable commodity is mounted. The decision section changes the order scheduled time based on the number of sheets printed in a predetermined period after the time point at which the condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoji Sato
  • Publication number: 20200117408
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and a control method of an image forming apparatus having high convenience are provided. The image forming apparatus includes an image transfer system and a processor. The image transfer system is configured to be switchable between a first position, where printing is performed in a first mode, and a second position, where printing is performed in a second mode. The processor, when executing a print job by switching a position of the image transfer system to a position set in advance as a home position at a waiting time for printing, switches the position of the image transfer system to a position corresponding to the print job and sets the home position based on a result of comparison between a print history in a first mode and a print history in a second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuaki TAKAHASHI, Yoji SATO
  • Patent number: 10614946
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a body and a pair of terminal electrodes. The body has a pair of end faces opposing each other in a first direction, a pair of main faces opposing each other in a second direction, and a pair of side faces opposing each other in a third direction. One of the main faces serves as a mounting face. A clearance in the first direction between an end edge of a conductive resin layer and the end edge of a base metal layer at an end portion of the one of the main faces in the third direction is longer than a clearance in the first direction between the end edge of the conductive resin layer and the end edge of the base metal layer at a central portion of the one of the main faces in the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Tozawa, Masashi Shimoyasu, Junichi Otsuka, Tsutomu Ono, Hidekazu Sato
  • Publication number: 20200010113
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle travel support apparatus including: a normal control module configured to execute travel support control; a correction control module configured to execute correction control in addition to the travel support control when a state of the vehicle is brought into an abnormal state during the execution of the travel support control; and a compensation control module configured to, when a finish condition is satisfied during the execution of the correction control, stop both the travel support control and the correction control and execute compensation control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Watari, Takafumi Tashiro, Yoji Kunihiro, Takahiro Kojo, Ryo Irie, Yuichiro Ido, Masaya Sato, Hisaya Akatsuka
  • Patent number: 10520185
    Abstract: A device housing having a hollow portion including a gas intake pipe projectingly provided to an outer periphery of an instrument body, having a heater built therein and attached to the instrument body. In the hollow portion, a heating wall formed by a bulge extending from the outer end side to the inner end side in the axial direction of the intake pipe and the heater for heating are internally provided. Between the heating wall and a gas intake pipe, and between the heating wall and an inner wall of the housing, inner and outer gas flow paths are formed a liquefied gas introduction side opening is provided at an outer end side of the outer gas flow path, and the outer end side of the inner gas flow path is communicated with a gas intake opening of the tip of the gas intake pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON THERMOSTAT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Sato, Kazuhito Shimomura
  • Patent number: 10494330
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cooling agent composition containing a novel methyl menthol derivative having no undesirable feeling of stimulation, malodor, bitterness, or the like, it being possible to use the cooling agent composition as a cooling agent or sensory stimulation agent having exceptional persistence of a sense of coolness and refreshing feeling. The present invention pertains to a cooling agent composition containing a methyl menthol derivative represented by general formula (1A) or general formula (1B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisanori Itoh, Yoji Hori, Masashi Otsuka, Takaji Matsumoto, Tomoharu Sato
  • Publication number: 20190360559
    Abstract: Provided is a tensioner capable of reducing a machining or mounting load and preventing leakage of oil from a surface for mounting a tensioner with a simple configuration. A tension body having a plunger-receiving hole into which a plunger is slidably inserted is configured to have a projection portion on a mounting surface that face a wall surface having an oil discharge hole of amounting target object. The projection portion is configured to be inserted into the oil discharge hole and to be continuously connected to the oil supply path formed in the tensioner body to form an oil passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventor: Yoji Sato
  • Publication number: 20190348212
    Abstract: An electronic component includes an element body and an external electrode disposed on the element body. The external electrode includes an underlying metal layer, a conductive resin layer, and a plating layer. The underlying metal layer is disposed on the element body. The conductive resin layer contains a plurality of conductive fillers and is disposed on the underlying metal layer. The plating layer is disposed on the conductive resin layer. A part of the plurality of conductive fillers is sintered with the underlying metal layer and is coupled to the underlying metal layer. Another part of the plurality of conductive fillers is exposed to a surface of the conductive resin layer and is in contact with the plating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji TOZAWA, Takuo ABE, Yuma ISHIKAWA, Hidekazu SATO, Takashi ENDO, Masashi SHIMOYASU, Kazuma TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10465750
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a sliding member, a rolling bearing, and a cage each having a sliding surface excellent in a sliding property thereof even in the presence of lubricating oil and under conditions of a high sliding speed and a high contact pressure. The sliding member is used under an oil lubrication environment and has a sliding layer formed on an iron-based metal material. The sliding layer consists of a foundation layer including heat-resistant resin and a first fluororesin layer both formed on a surface of the iron-based metal material. A second fluororesin layer is formed on a surface of the foundation layer. After the foundation layer and the second fluororesin layer are calcined, the second fluororesin layer is irradiated with radiation rays. The heat-resistant resin does not thermally decompose when the foundation layer and the second fluororesin layer are calcined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masami Tada, Yoji Sato
  • Publication number: 20190280667
    Abstract: A multilayer LC filter array includes an element body of a rectangular parallelepiped shape, a first filter including a first inductor and a first capacitor that are disposed in the element body, a second filter including a second inductor and a second capacitor that are disposed in the element body, a first input terminal electrode and a first output terminal electrode that are connected to the first inductor, a second input terminal electrode and a second output terminal electrode that are connected to the second inductor, and a ground terminal electrode that is connected to the first capacitor and the second capacitor. The element body includes first and second principal surfaces opposing each other. The ground terminal electrode is disposed at a center of the first principal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko OIDE, Naoki UCHIDA, Yoji TOZAWA, Makoto YOSHINO, Seiichi NAKAGAWA, Shinichi SATO, Hiroshi ONO, Takashi ENDO
  • Patent number: 10402137
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and a control method of an image forming apparatus having high convenience are provided. The image forming apparatus includes an image transfer system and a processor. The image transfer system is configured to be switchable between a first position, where printing is performed in a first mode, and a second position, where printing is performed in a second mode. The processor, when executing a print job by switching a position of the image transfer system to a position set in advance as a home position at a waiting time for printing, switches the position of the image transfer system to a position corresponding to the print job and sets the home position based on a result of comparison between a print history in a first mode and a print history in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuaki Takahashi, Yoji Sato
  • Publication number: 20190257389
    Abstract: To provide a chain tensioner that can suppress oil leakage from a gap between a plunger bore and a plunger to achieve stable damping characteristics and that can avoid an increase in production cost, with a simple structure. The chain tensioner includes a packing member that is provided on an inner circumferential side of the plunger bore and that suppresses oil leakage from a cylindrical outer surface of the plunger. The plunger is provided with an oil leak passage that extends from an oil pressure chamber inside the plunger to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventor: Yoji Sato
  • Patent number: 10378097
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus includes a cylindrical evaporation source, an electrode, and a gas passage. The evaporation source is composed of metal and includes an internal space for accommodating a workplace. The electrode is arranged in the internal space of the evaporation source, The gas passage supplies gas to the internal space of the evaporation source from a space outside the evaporation source. The gas passage includes an end portion located in the internal space. The end portion of the gas passage includes a first section composed of a first material and a second section composed of a second material. The first material and the second material have different thermal expansion coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shota Matsuda, Hiromichi Nakata, Takayasu Sato, Yoji Sato, Kazutaka Tachibana, Daiki Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 10370733
    Abstract: A method of annealing a metal member includes: disposing a first heater in an inner space of a hollow cylindrical metal member having an inner peripheral surface provided with plural teeth protruding toward a central direction, the first heater radiating infrared light and being disposed so as to extend parallel to a direction of a central axis of the metal member; heating the metal member from the inner space with the first heater; and gradually cooling the metal member after heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Ohsugi, Tsuyoshi Hamaya, Satoshi Arai, Eiji Yanagida, Shinya Sano, Masaaki Kondo, Toshimitsu Takahashi, Yoji Sato
  • Patent number: 10366712
    Abstract: A first side shield has a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a second side shield has a third sidewall and a fourth sidewall. The first to fourth sidewalls have first to fourth edges, respectively, that are farthest from a top surface of a substrate. The distance between a rear end of the first edge and a rear end of the third edge in a track width direction is greater than the distance between a front end of the first edge and a front end of the third edge in the track width direction. The distance between the second edge and the fourth edge in the track width direction increases with increasing distance from the medium facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ito, Kazuki Sato, Hironori Araki, Yukinori Ikegawa, Yoji Nomura
  • Publication number: 20190228795
    Abstract: A first side shield has a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a second side shield has a third sidewall and a fourth sidewall. The first to fourth sidewalls have first to fourth edges, respectively, that are farthest from a top surface of a substrate. The distance between a rear end of the first edge and a rear end of the third edge in a track width direction is greater than the distance between a front end of the first edge and a front end of the third edge in the track width direction. The distance between the second edge and the fourth edge in the track width direction increases with increasing distance from the medium facing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka SASAKI, Hiroyuki ITO, Kazuki SATO, Hironori ARAKI, Yukinori IKEGAWA, Yoji NOMURA