Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Kato

Yoshinori Kato 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: 11004607
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: producing a plurality of dielectric green sheets; producing therefrom a plurality of internal electrode-printed green sheets; producing therefrom a plurality of individually cut unsintered laminates by stacking some of the plurality of dielectric green sheets, as cover layers, and the plurality of internal electrode-printed green sheets together; producing therefrom element body precursors by applying a ceramic paste to side faces of the unsintered laminates for forming side margins thereon, wherein an application thickness of the ceramic paste is adjusted in a manner such that a thickness of the side margins is greater than a thickness of the cover layers in the final product; producing therefrom element bodies by sintering; and forming external electrodes on at least one of principal faces and on both end faces of the element bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei Kitamura, Yukihiro Konishi, Kotaro Mizuno, Yoichi Kato, Yusuke Kowase, Toru Makino, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10994532
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a plurality of anti-cavitation layers formed to cover heat generating elements at positions where the anti-cavitation layers contact the liquid, a monitoring unit that detects a current flowing through the anti-cavitation layers, and a plurality of switching units that switch whether to apply, to the heat generating elements, a voltage for driving the heat generating elements. If the monitoring unit detects that a current greater than a predetermined value has flowed through one of the anti-cavitation layers while the voltage is applied to the heat generating elements, a control unit sequentially switches the plurality of switching units, and specifies the heat generating element corresponding to the anti-cavitation layer through which the current has flowed, among the heat generating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuzuru Ishida, Maki Kato, Yoshinori Misumi, Nobuyuki Hirayama
  • Publication number: 20210115224
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant to provide a fluoropolymer. The surfactant includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant represented by R1a—CO—R2 a—CO—R3a—OSO3Xa and a surfactant represented by R1b—CO—(CR2b2)n—(OR3b)p—(CR4b2)q-L-OSO3Xb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo KATO, Satoru YONEDA, Manabu FUJISAWA, Kazuya ASANO, Takahiro KITAHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Sumi ISHIHARA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Shinnosuke NITTA, Marina NAKANO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Yoshinori NAN BA, Kengo ITO, Chiaki OKUI, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Taku YAMANAKA, Hiroyuki SATO, Yuuji TANAKA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10967076
    Abstract: A method for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging or spectroscopy on a MR scanner to detect tissue physiological parameters in one or more tissue areas in a human or non-human subject includes administering to the subject a contrast enhancing physiologically tolerable amount of a sugar that is non-labeled, subjecting the subject to an MR procedure capable of generating MR signals encoding at least one tissue area in the subject in which the sugar either passes or is taken up, detecting a temporal variation in the MR signals in the at least one tissue area after the administering the sugar, determining at least one tissue-related parameter from the temporal variation, and ascertaining whether the at least one tissue-related parameter is abnormal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Peter C. Van Zijl, Dmitri Artemov, Kannie Wai Yan Chan, Yoshinori Kato, Michael T. McMahon, Guanshu Liu
  • Patent number: 10898936
    Abstract: A plastic working method for a magnesium alloy, wherein the magnesium alloy is subjected to a friction stir process whereby a probe at the tip portion of a tool rotating around an axial line is press-fitted to the surface of the magnesium alloy, the magnesium alloy is heated and softened by friction between the magnesium alloy and the rotating tool, and the tool is moved parallel to the surface of the magnesium alloy while the tool is rotated with the probe in the press-fitted state. When the length in a first direction of the region of the magnesium alloy being plastically worked is A, and the amount of shrinkage of the magnesium alloy in the first direction due to the friction stir process is ?, A+? is set as the length in the first direction of the region subjected to the friction stir process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 10862261
    Abstract: A laser medium unit includes: a plate-shaped laser gain medium which includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and generates emission light by the irradiation of excitation light from the first surface; a reflection member that is provided on the second surface so as to reflect the excitation light and the emission light; and a cooling member that cools the laser gain medium. The laser gain medium includes an irradiation area which is irradiated with the excitation light and an outer area which is located outside the irradiation area when viewed from a thickness direction intersecting the first surface and the second surface. The cooling member is thermally connected to the second surface through the reflection member so that a cooling area of the laser gain medium is formed on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ueda, Koichi Iyama, Yoshinori Kato, Takashi Sekine, Toshiyuki Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10826263
    Abstract: A laser medium unit includes: a plate-shaped laser gain medium which includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and generates emission light by the irradiation of excitation light from the first surface; a reflection member that is provided on the second surface so as to reflect the excitation light and the emission light; and a cooling member that cools the laser gain medium. The laser gain medium includes an irradiation area which is irradiated with the excitation light and an outer area which is located outside the irradiation area when viewed from a thickness direction intersecting the first surface and the second surface. The cooling member is thermally connected to the second surface through the reflection member so that a cooling area of the laser gain medium is formed on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ueda, Koichi Iyama, Yoshinori Kato, Takashi Sekine, Toshiyuki Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10777963
    Abstract: A laser device includes a laser medium for amplifying seed light, a first optical system for outputting excitation light for exciting the laser medium and causing the excitation light to be incident on the laser medium and input to an excitation region of the laser medium, and a second optical system for causing the seed light of first polarization to be incident on the laser medium at an incidence angle larger than 0° with respect to the laser medium and input to the excitation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yuki Kabeya, Takashi Sekine, Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 10720243
    Abstract: The laser amplification apparatus is provided with a plurality of plate-shaped laser medium components (M1 to M4) which are disposed to be aligned along a thickness direction, and prisms (P1 to P3) which optically couples the laser medium components. Each of the laser medium components is provided with a main surface to which a seed light is incident, and a side surface which surrounds the main surface. An excitation light is incident from at least one side surface of a specific laser medium component among the plurality of laser medium components. The excitation light is incident through the prism to a side surface of the laser medium component adjacent to the prism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Sekine, Yoshinori Kato, Yasuki Takeuchi, Toshiyuki Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10611166
    Abstract: A processor of a print device performs empty processing in a case where it has determined that it has received, from a remaining ink amount detector, a first signal that indicates that a remaining amount of an ink is not greater than a first prescribed amount. The processor also performs the empty processing in a case where it has not determined that it has received the first signal, but has determined that it has received a second signal. In the empty processing, the processor performs soak cleaning of a nozzle face and stores an empty soak standby flag in an EEPROM. The empty soak standby flag is a flag that prohibits the performing of a printing operation. Therefore, the print device is able to reduce the possibility that a decline in print quality will occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsunori Nishida, Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20200101988
    Abstract: An underfloor double skin structure includes a first upper plate including a pair of first thin portions disposed on both end portions thereof and a first thick portion disposed inwardly with respect to the pair of first thin portions, a first lower plate disposed to be spaced apart downward of the first upper plate and including a pair of second thin portions disposed on both end portions thereof and a second thick portion disposed inwardly with respect to the pair of second thin portions, a first rib group integrally formed with the first upper plate and the first lower plate and connects the first upper plate and the first lower plate, a reinforcing body is formed of the first thick portion, the second thick portion, and a pair of thick ribs, and the second thick portion is disposed downward of the pair of second thin portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Koshi TANIMOTO, Ichiro JOREN, Hiroyuki KONO, Yoshinori KATO
  • Publication number: 20200106237
    Abstract: A laser device is a laser device that includes an output unit that outputs seed light to a light amplifying unit. The output unit has a light source unit that outputs, as the seed light, rays of light with a plurality of wavelengths lying within a gain range of the light amplifying unit, and a seed light control unit that controls an intensity-time waveform of the seed light output from the light source unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi KURITA, Yoshinori KATO, Toshiyuki KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200070277
    Abstract: A production method of a joint material includes a tab installation step of installing an end tab on a pair of workpieces to be joined at a joining line therebetween by friction stir welding, a tool installation step of installing a probe of a tool for friction stir welding at a cutout portion; an approach step of moving the tool while rotating itself from an opening into the cutout portion; a waiting step of causing the tool for friction stir welding to standby in the cutout portion at an extension line; and a joining step of starting movement of the tool along the joining line at a time at which a temperature of the workpieces at a joining portion in front of the tool in an advancing direction of the tool in the waiting step is a predetermined temperature or more and joining the workpieces with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Yoshinori KATO
  • Publication number: 20190372296
    Abstract: A laser device includes a first laser medium and a second laser medium that have a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and receive input of excitation light and seed light from the first surface side to amplify the seed light, a holder that holds the first laser medium and the second laser medium; and a pair of cooling units that cool the first laser medium and the second laser medium according to change in volume of a refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koichi IYAMA, Yasuki TAKEUCHI, Yuma HATANO, Takaaki MORITA, Takuto IGUCHI, Yoshinori KATO, Takashi SEKINE
  • Publication number: 20190372299
    Abstract: A laser device includes a laser medium for amplifying seed light, a first optical system for outputting excitation light for exciting the laser medium and causing the excitation light to be incident on the laser medium and input to an excitation region of the laser medium, and a second optical system for causing the seed light of first polarization to be incident on the laser medium at an incidence angle larger than 0° with respect to the laser medium and input to the excitation region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yuki KABEYA, Takashi SEKINE, Yoshinori KATO
  • Publication number: 20190358961
    Abstract: A processor of a print device performs empty processing in a case where it has determined that it has received, from a remaining ink amount detector, a first signal that indicates that a remaining amount of an ink is not greater than a first prescribed amount. The processor also performs the empty processing in a case where it has not determined that it has received the first signal, but has determined that it has received a second signal. In the empty processing, the processor performs soak cleaning of a nozzle face and stores an empty soak standby flag in an EEPROM. The empty soak standby flag is a flag that prohibits the performing of a printing operation. Therefore, the print device is able to reduce the possibility that a decline in print quality will occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Katsunori NISHIDA, Yoshinori KATO
  • Patent number: 10487234
    Abstract: A matte clear coating composition for an aluminum member, comprising acrylic resin (A) having a hydroxy value of 100 to 200 mgKOH/g; melamine resin (B); silica particles (C) having an average particle size of 1.0 to 15 ?m; and polyolefin wax (D) having an average particle size of 10 to 40 ?m and a melting point of 145° C. to 180° C., the matte clear coating composition comprising 5 to 20 mass % of silica particles (C) and 3 to 15 mass % of polyolefin wax (D) based on the total solids content of acrylic resin (A) and melamine resin (B). The matte clear coating composition for an aluminum member satisfies both corrosion resistance and abrasion resistance (scratch resistance).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Shinke, Yoshinori Kato
  • Patent number: 10487223
    Abstract: The invention provides: a metallic coating composition and a method for forming a coating film. The metallic coating composition includes: a binder component containing a phosphate group-containing acrylic resin (A), a polyisocyanate compound (B), and a cellulose resin (C); and a vapor-deposition aluminum pigment (D), wherein the vapor-deposition aluminum pigment (D) is present in an amount of 100 to 300 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the total solids content of the binder component, and wherein the phosphate group-containing acrylic resin (A) is a copolymer resin of a monomer mixture consisting of 3 to 48 mass % of a phosphate group-containing polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a1), 6 to 45 mass % of a hydroxy-containing polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a2), and 10 to 91 mass % of other polymerizable unsaturated monomer (a3), based on the total amount of all of the monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Shinke, Yoshinori Kato
  • Publication number: 20190356105
    Abstract: A laser medium unit includes: a plate-shaped laser gain medium which includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and generates emission light by the irradiation of excitation light from the first surface; a reflection member that is provided on the second surface so as to reflect the excitation light and the emission light; and a cooling member that cools the laser gain medium. The laser gain medium includes an irradiation area which is irradiated with the excitation light and an outer area which is located outside the irradiation area when viewed from a thickness direction intersecting the first surface and the second surface. The cooling member is thermally connected to the second surface through the reflection member so that a cooling area of the laser gain medium is formed on the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kenichi UEDA, Koichi IYAMA, Yoshinori KATO, Takashi SEKINE, Toshiyuki KAWASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10414165
    Abstract: A processor of a print device performs empty processing in a case where it has determined that it has received, from a remaining ink amount detector, a first signal that indicates that a remaining amount of an ink is not greater than a first prescribed amount. The processor also performs the empty processing in a case where it has not determined that it has received the first signal, but has determined that it has received a second signal. In the empty processing, the processor performs soak cleaning of a nozzle face and stores an empty soak standby flag in an EEPROM. The empty soak standby flag is a flag that prohibits the performing of a printing operation. Therefore, the print device is able to reduce the possibility that a decline in print quality will occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KYOGO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsunori Nishida, Yoshinori Kato