Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Sato

Yoshinori 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).

  • Publication number: 20200047507
    Abstract: Provided are a liquid ejection apparatus and a maintenance apparatus capable of suppressing unintended movement of a wiping unit. The maintenance apparatus includes: a wiping unit configured to wipe the ejection opening surface of a liquid ejection head in which ejection openings over a length corresponding to the width of a print medium are formed; and a lock member configured to restrict movement of the wiping unit from a position to which the wiping unit is evacuated from the ejection opening surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakai, Noriko Sato, Takahiro Kiuchi, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Yuki Amauchi, Takashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10556223
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an exhaust gas purifying catalyst that can achieve high purification performance while suppressing H2S emissions. The object is solved by an exhaust gas purifying catalyst in which the top layer of a catalyst coating layer comprises a ceria-zirconia composite oxide having a pyrochlore-type ordered array structure, in which the ceria-zirconia composite oxide contains at least one additional element selected from the group consisting of praseodymium, lanthanum, and yttrium at 0.5 to 5.0 mol % in relation to the total cation amount, and the molar ratio of (cerium+additional element):(zirconium) is within the range from 43:57 to 48:52.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Suzuki, Takeru Yoshida, Masahide Miura, Yuki Aoki, Isao Chinzei, Yoshinori Saito, Daisuke Ochiai, Mitsuyoshi Okada, Toshitaka Tanabe, Akihiko Suda, Masanao Sato, Akiya Chiba, Akira Morikawa, Hirotaka Ori
  • Publication number: 20200041576
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating a degradation degree of a secondary battery includes a pulse current applying unit that applies a pulse current; a voltage acquiring unit that acquires a charge voltage and a discharge voltage which are produced at the secondary battery by applying the pulse current; a relative value calculation unit that calculates a relative value between the charge voltage and the discharge voltage; a correlation storage unit that stores a correlation between a relative value between the charge voltage and the discharge voltage, and a degradation degree of the secondary battery; and a degradation degree estimation unit that obtains a degradation degree of the secondary battery from the correlation storage unit, based on the relative value calculated by the relative value calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori SATO, Shuhei YOSHIDA, Nobuo YAMAMOTO, Yuta SHIMONISHI
  • Patent number: 10549531
    Abstract: An image-recording apparatus includes a cartridge including a first storage chamber, a tank including a second storage chamber, a recording portion for ejecting liquid stored in the second storage chamber, a detected portion, and a detector. The first and second storage chambers can communicate with an atmosphere. The tank includes a liquid inlet port and a liquid outlet port positioned lower than the liquid inlet port. Liquid in the first storage chamber is supplied to the second storage chamber through the liquid inlet port, and from the second storage chamber to the recording portion through the liquid outlet port. The detected portion can change in state when a level of the liquid stored in the second storage chamber becomes equal to a vertical position of the liquid inlet port. The detector is configured to detect the change in state of the detected portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akinari Ishibe, Yuma Tanabe, Masahiro Hayashi, Masatake Sato, Yoshinori Osakabe, Hiroaki Takahashi, Akihito Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10546672
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rare earth based magnet that inhibits the high temperature demagnetization rate even when less or no heavy rare earth elements such as Dy, Tb and the like are used. The rare earth based magnet according to the present invention includes R2T14B main phase crystal grains and grain boundary phases between adjacent main phase crystal grains. In any cross-section of the rare earth based magnet, when evaluating the circular degree of the main phase crystal grains with Wadell's Roundness A, the shape of the main phase crystal grains is controlled such that the Roundness A becomes 0.24 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Kato, Yoshinori Fujikawa, Taeko Tsubokura, Chikara Ishizaka, Katsuo Sato
  • Patent number: 10543680
    Abstract: There is provided an inkjet printing apparatus including: a print head having an ejection opening surface on which a first ejection opening array capable of ejecting a first ink and a second ejection opening array capable of ejecting a second ink are arranged; a cap member; and a print controller configured to cause the first and the second ejection opening arrays to perform preliminary ejection to an inside of the cap member, and to cause the first ejection opening array to perform preliminary ejection in a first relative position and cause the second ejection opening array to perform preliminary ejection in a second relative position, wherein, on the cap member, a position in which the second ink lands by the preliminary ejection overlaps with an area where the first ink lands by the preliminary ejection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Fukasawa, Takatoshi Nakano, Atsushi Takahashi, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nakai, Noriko Sato
  • Patent number: 10535381
    Abstract: Systems and methods of synchronous memories and synchronous memory operation are disclosed. According to one illustrative implementation, a memory device is disclosed comprising memory circuitry having a memory output, the memory circuitry including a sense amplifier having a first output and a second output, a first data path coupled to the first output of the sense amplifier, the first data path including 2 latches/registers, and a second data path coupled to the second output of the sense amplifier, the second data path including a plurality latches/registers. In further implementations, various control circuitry, connections and control signals may be utilized to operate the latches/registers in the first and second data paths according to specified configurations, control, modes, latency and/or timing domain information, to achieve, for example, pipelined output latching and/or double data rate output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GSI TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Lee-Lean Shu, Yoshinori Sato
  • Patent number: 10529103
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a detecting unit which detects an object from an input image, an extracting unit which extracts a feature amount of the object detected by the detecting unit, a similarity calculating unit which, in a case where a plurality of objects have been detected from the same input image by the detecting unit, calculates a degree of similarity of feature amounts of the plurality of objects, and an adjusting unit which adjusts a collating method of collating the plurality of objects based on respective feature amounts, on the basis of the degree of similarity calculated by the similarity calculating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsuo Nomoto, Hiroshi Sato, Yuji Kaneda, Shunsuke Nakano, Yoshinori Ito, Daisuke Nishino
  • Publication number: 20200003631
    Abstract: A temperature detection device, includes a base material and a temperature indicator, which is provided on the base material, which contains a reversible heat discoloration composition material having color change temperature hysteresis in a normal temperature environment, and which changes color when a detected temperature reaches a threshold value or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Norimitsu SAMBONGI, Yoshinori SATO, Takashi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200005421
    Abstract: Provided is an inspection assistance device which includes: a first acquisition unit that acquires first data which is image data used to acquire results of inspection on a to-be-inspected object; a second acquisition unit that acquires second data that is different in type from the first data and is used to acquire results of inspection on the to-be-inspected object; and a display control unit that causes a display unit to display a result of comparison between first inspection result information pertaining to the inspection results based on the acquired first data and second inspection result information pertaining to the inspection results based on the acquired second data in such a manner as to be superimposed on an image in which the inspected object is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takami SATO, Kota IWAMOTO, Yoshinori SAIDA, Shin NORIEDA
  • Publication number: 20190392654
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for recording effective data, as a result of inspection on a to-be-inspected object. This inspection assistance device is provided with: a reception unit that receives information about a to-be-inspected object; an acquisition unit that acquires image data captured by an imaging device; and a recording control unit that, in the case when the imaging time of the image data falls within a prescribed time range based on the time at which the information was received being set as a reference, and when the to-be-inspected object indicated by the received information coincides with the to-be-inspected object recognized from the image data, records the information pertaining to the result of inspection on the to-be-inspected object and the information about the to-be-inspected object in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takami SATO, Kota IWAMOTO, Yoshinori SAIDA, Shin NORIEDA
  • Patent number: 10510457
    Abstract: The transparent conductor includes a transparent resin substrate, a first metal oxide layer, a metal layer containing a silver alloy, and a second metal oxide layer in the order presented. The first metal oxide layer contains zinc oxide, indium oxide, and titanium oxide, and the content of SnO2 in the first metal oxide layer is 40 mol % or less with respect to the total of four components of zinc oxide, indium oxide, titanium oxide, and tin oxide in terms of ZnO, In2O3, TiO2, and SnO2, respectively. The second metal oxide layer contains the four components, and the content of SnO2 in the second metal oxide layer is 12 to 40 mol % with respect to the total of the four components in terms of ZnO, In2O3, TiO2, and SnO2, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shingai, Yoshihisa Tamagawa, Yoshihiko Tanabe, Motohiro Sakurai, Yoshinori Sato
  • Publication number: 20190378728
    Abstract: There is a method of manufacturing a multilayer wiring board including: alternately stacking wiring layers and insulating layers; stacking a reinforcing sheet on one surface of the resulting multilayer laminate with a soluble adhesive layer therebetween, wherein an unoccupied region without the soluble adhesive layer is provided within a facing area where the reinforcing sheet faces the multilayer laminate; allowing a liquid capable of dissolving the soluble adhesive layer to infiltrate the unoccupied region to dissolve or soften the soluble adhesive layer; and releasing the reinforcing sheet from the multilayer laminate at the soluble adhesive layer. This method enables the multilayer wiring layer to be reinforced to generate no large local warpage, thereby improving the reliable connection and the surface flatness (coplanarity) of the multilayer wiring layer. The used reinforcing sheet can be released in a significantly short time, while minimizing the stress applied to the multilayer laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori MATSUURA, Tetsuro SATO, Toshimi NAKAMURA, Takenori YANAI
  • Publication number: 20190378727
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a multilayer wiring board including: alternately stacking wiring layers and insulating layers; stacking a reinforcing sheet having openings on one surface of the resulting multilayer laminate with a soluble adhesive layer therebetween; contacting or infiltrating the soluble adhesive layer with a liquid capable of dissolving the soluble adhesive layer through the openings to thereby dissolve or soften the soluble adhesive layer; and releasing the reinforcing sheet from the multilayer laminate at the position of the soluble adhesive layer. This method enables the multilayer wiring layer to be reinforced so as to generate no large local warpage, thereby improving the reliable connection in the multilayer wiring layer and the flatness (coplanarity) on the surface of the multilayer wiring layer. The reinforcing sheet having finished its role can be released in a significantly short time, while minimizing the stress applied to the multilayer laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori MATSUURA, Tetsuro SATO, Takenori YANAI, Toshimi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190371266
    Abstract: A reading processing apparatus includes an obtaining device configured to obtain a picked-up image in which an image of a display device provided with at least two color display portions is picked up, and an estimation device configured to estimate an elapsed time elapsed since a start of exposure of the display device to an environment that has a predetermined environment temperature, based on the picked-up image obtained by the obtaining device. When the at least two color display portions are irradiated with light in a predetermined wavelength range, respective colors of the at least two color display portions fade with time at color fading rates different from each other and dependent on an ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshinori SATO, Norimitsu SAMBONGI, Takashi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190371840
    Abstract: An imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: a photoelectric converter that generates signal charge; a semiconductor substrate including a first semiconductor layer containing an impurity of a first conductivity type and an impurity of a second conductivity type; and a first transistor including a first impurity region of the second conductivity type in the first semiconductor layer. The first semiconductor layer includes: a charge accumulation region of the second conductivity type, for accumulating the signal charge; and a blocking structure between the charge accumulation region and the first transistor. The blocking structure includes a second impurity region of the first conductivity type, a third impurity region of the second conductivity type, and a fourth impurity region of the first conductivity type, which are arranged in that order in a direction from the first impurity region toward the charge accumulation region, at the surface of the first semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: JUNJI HIRASE, YOSHINORI TAKAMI, YOSHIHIRO SATO
  • Patent number: 10493762
    Abstract: There is provided an inkjet printing apparatus having a configuration of capping and sucking an ejection opening surface for ejecting a plurality of types of inks by using one cap member, in which the inks in the cap member can be sucked and removed evenly. To achieved this, a cap member is provided with a suction opening for externally discharging ink absorbed by an absorber in the cap member. The suction opening is formed in a position where the suction opening does not face first ejection openings for ejecting ink that may not easily stagnate and faces the second ejection openings for ejecting ink that may easily stagnate in a case where the cap member caps an ejection opening surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriko Sato, Hiroshi Nakai, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Takatoshi Nakano, Atsushi Takahashi, Takuya Fukasawa
  • Publication number: 20190358873
    Abstract: Provided is a molded article comprising an aliphatic polyester. The aliphatic polyester is at least one selected from the group consisting of polyglycolic acid and a copolymer of a glycolic acid monomer and a monomer other than the glycolic acid monomer. The molded article has a uniaxial compressive strength at a temperature of 23° C. of greater than 250 MPa and not greater than 350 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Fuminori Kobayashi, Takahiro Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sato, Yoshinori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10489604
    Abstract: A searchable encryption processing system includes a server including: a communication device to communicate with another device; a storage device configured to store as search target data, secret data obtained by concealing plaintext data, and a secret index obtained by concealing a plaintext index to classify the plaintext data; and an arithmetic device to execute a process including receiving, from a search client, a secret data query obtained by concealing a plaintext query, and a secret index query obtained by concealing a plaintext index, searching the storage device for a secret index matching the secret index query based on a predetermined searchable encryption technique, searching a secret data group classified by the matching secret index for secret data matching the secret data query, and returning the searched secret data to the search client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Yoshino, Hisayoshi Sato, Ken Naganuma, Yoshinori Sato
  • Publication number: 20190352786
    Abstract: An organic hydride production apparatus includes: an electrolyte membrane having proton conductivity; a cathode that includes a cathode catalyst layer used to hydrogenate a hydrogenation target substance using protons to produce an organic hydride and also includes a cathode chamber; an anode that includes an anode catalyst layer used to oxidize water to produce protons and also includes an anode chamber; and a gas introduction unit that introduces, into the anolyte at a certain position, a certain gas used to remove at least one of the hydrogenation target substance and the organic hydride that have passed through the electrolyte membrane and been mixed into the anolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: National University Corporation YOKOHAMA National University, DE NORA PERMELEC LTD
    Inventors: Shigenori MITSUSHIMA, Kensaku NAGASAWA, Yoshinori NISHIKI, Akihiro KATO, Setsuro OGATA, Awaludin ZAENAL, Akiyoshi MANABE, Koji MATSUOKA, Yasushi SATO