Patents by Inventor Yoshio Kato

Yoshio 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).

  • Publication number: 20210020336
    Abstract: A wire harness manufacturing system includes a conduction inspection device configured to inspect a conductive state at a position of other end of each of a plurality of sub-harnesses in a state that one end of each of the plurality of sub-harnesses is connected to a control box, and an information writing device configured to write terminal information of the plurality of sub-harnesses in a box side storage portion of the control box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Masashi Nakamura, Satoshi Enomoto, Yoshio Shionome, Akiyoshi Kanazawa, Tomokazu Kato
  • Patent number: 10839970
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spent nuclear fuel assembly storage including a metal cask which stores a spent nuclear fuel assembly and a container body which stores the metal cask and has a substantially hexagonal tubular shape, and an assembly of the spent nuclear fuel assembly storage containers, and a method of assembling the spent nuclear fuel assembly storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: WATS Co., Ltd., IHI Construction Materials Co., Ltd., MURATA ENGINEERING Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Hida, Hiroaki Kato, Takashi Murata, Masakatsu Uehara
  • Publication number: 20200290558
    Abstract: A seat belt device includes a buckle provided on a side portion of a seat for a vehicle, and configured such that a tongue plate is inserted into the buckle; a buckle force limiter mechanism connected to the buckle via a connecting member having an elongate shape, the buckle force limiter mechanism being configured to allow the buckle to move in a pulling direction when a tensile load equal to or larger than a predetermined tensile load is applied to the buckle; and a case covering the connecting member from an inner side in a seat width direction, the case having a corner at an upper end portion of the case, the corner facing the connecting member, and the corner having an arc shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Daiki Furukawa, Yusuke Hirao, Yasuaki Kosugi, Shigekazu Imanaka, Hideki Kato, Katsuya Shimazu, Yoshio Mizuno, Shigeru Kotama, Hikaru Ikefuji
  • Publication number: 20200255836
    Abstract: A nucleic acid aptamer inhibits the binding activity or enzymatic activity of a complex comprising guide RNA and nuclease against a target nucleic acid, the nucleic acid aptamer comprising the following regions (1) to (3): (1) a single-stranded guide RNA recognition region comprising a guide RNA-recognizing oligonucleotide including a sequence recognizing the guide RNA; (2) a neck region comprising a first neck oligonucleotide including the PAM sequence, and a second neck oligonucleotide including a sequence having complementarity to the PAM sequence; and (3) a double-stranded structure stabilization region comprising a first structure-stabilizing oligonucleotide and a second structure-stabilizing oligonucleotide, in which the region (1) is linked to the second neck oligonucleotide to form a loop structure or a flap structure, and the regions (2) and (3) are linked to each other to together form a stem structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto Miyagishi, Yoshio KATO, Jing ZHAO
  • Patent number: 10741833
    Abstract: There is provided a negative electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the negative electrode active material including a base particle containing Si and SiO2, a mixed phase coating that covers a surface of the base particle and contains SiO2 and carbon, and a carbon coating that covers a surface of the mixed phase coating. The base particle is preferably formed of SiOX (0.5?X?1.5). The mixed phase coating preferably contains carbon dispersed in a phase formed of SiO2. The cycle characteristics of a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including negative electrode active material particles containing Si and SiO2 are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Akira, Hiroshi Minami, Taizou Sunano, Yoshio Kato
  • Patent number: 10711273
    Abstract: Provided is a method for synthesizing a protein, into which a nucleobase amino acid (NBA) is introduced at a desired position, that comprises: a step for preparing mRNA into which a modified codon is inserted at a desired position downstream of an initiation codon; and a step for translating the aforesaid mRNA into a protein in the presence of tRNA, said tRNA recognizing the modified codon and being acylated with the NBA. Also provided is a ribozyme that catalyzes the aminoacylation of tRNA and comprises two RNA molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yoshio Kato, Naoshi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10668153
    Abstract: A boron neutron capture therapy system has a neutron beam irradiation device, a patient restraint/placement portion, a three-dimensional diagnostic device, an irradiation table, a position adjustment mechanism, and a control unit. The boron neutron capture therapy system performs position determination with a sufficient degree of accuracy at the time of the boron neutron capture therapy. Further, the control unit, using the movement of the irradiation table, performs collision avoidance processing that changes the movement of the irradiation table before the patient restrained on the patient restraint/placement portion receives injury by colliding with the irradiation port, and thus, collision between the patient and the irradiation port can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Fujidenolo Co. Ltd., Cancer Intelligence Care Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuyako Takeyoshi, Masaru Nakamura, Yoshio Imahori, Hideki Miyazaki, Toshitaka Fujioka, Shinsuke Kato
  • Patent number: 10632846
    Abstract: To reduce the number of components, size and weight while preventing breakage of the casing, a high-voltage device provided adjacent to a vehicle component constituting a vehicle includes: a casing housing a high-voltage portion; and a plurality of bolts fastening the casing to an attachment portion to which the casing is attached. The high-voltage device has a first end face at which the casing is in contact with the attachment portion and a second end face opposite to the first end face, and the plurality of bolts are composed of long bolts extending from the second end face to the first end face. The long bolts are each attached to the casing at a position between the vehicle component and the high-voltage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA ENGINEERING KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshio Hiraiwa, Akihisa Kato, Akihiro Kagitani, Kohei Higashitani, Naoki Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20200110252
    Abstract: An infrared light radiation device includes a radiation unit and a condenser. The radiation unit includes a heater and a metamaterial structure. The metamaterial structure is able to radiate, when heat energy is input from the heater, infrared light having a peak wavelength of a non-Planck distribution. The condenser includes at least one condensing lens that concentrates and transmits toward outside the infrared light radiated from the radiation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki KATO, Yoshio KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200094802
    Abstract: A hydraulic circuit comprises: a first pressure-boosting flow path that connects a first main flow path and a first wheel cylinder; a first pressure-boosting valve that is disposed in the first pressure-boosting flow path and that opens in a non-energized state; a first pressure-reducing flow path that connects the first wheel cylinder and a reservoir; a first pressure-reducing valve that is disposed in the first pressure-reducing flow path and that closes in a non-energized state; a second pressure-boosting flow path; a second pressure-boosting valve; a second pressure-reducing flow path; and a second pressure-reducing valve. A control unit comprises: a first drive circuit that controls the first pressure-reducing valve; and a second drive circuit that is separate from the first drive circuit and that controls the second pressure-reducing valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osayoshi KATO, Hiroyuki ANDO, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Yoshio MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10593126
    Abstract: A virtual space display system for a self-driving moving body displays a virtual space different from a real environment such that a passenger on the moving body can enjoy the virtual space without feeling strange for a motion. The system includes a display device, a surrounding situation detector, and a virtual space display unit. The surrounding situation detector obtains information specifying features that influence a path along which the moving body is to move, and specifies such an important feature among features located in the surrounding of the moving body that presence/absence of the important feature has an influence on the path of the moving body. The virtual space display unit converts the important feature into an object that is fit for the influence on the path of the moving body based on a predetermined rule, and causes the display device to display the virtual space including the converted object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Yoshio Ishiguro, Shimpei Kato, Kenjirou Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200001116
    Abstract: A measurement device includes a sensing portion and a measuring portion. The sensing portion contains at least a fluorescent material whose emitting of fluorescent light ceases due to an action of a radioactive beam. The measuring portion measures a radiation quantity of the radioactive beam, with which the sensing portion is irradiated, based on an amount of decrease in the intensity of the fluorescent light emitted by the fluorescent material contained in the sensing portion when the radioactive beam acts on at least a portion of the fluorescent material. The fluorescent light is emitted due to irradiation of the fluorescent material by an excitation source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshio IMAHORI, Tsuyako TAKEYOSHI, Hideki MIYAZAKI, Shinsuke KATO, Norihide TAKEUCHI, Akari SAKURAGI
  • Patent number: 10516158
    Abstract: The initial charge/discharge efficiency and cycle characteristics of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that contains a silicon material as a negative-electrode active material are improved. A negative-electrode active material particle (10) according to an embodiment contains a base particle (13), which includes a lithium silicate phase (11) represented by Li2zSiO(2+z) {0<z<2} and silicon particles (12) dispersed in the lithium silicate phase (11). The symmetry determined by an image analysis of a backscattered electron image of a cross section of the base particle (13) is 1.5 or less. The symmetry refers to the ratio (b/a) of the half width at half maximum b of a peak on the high-gray-scale side to the half width at half maximum a of the peak on the low-gray-scale side in a histogram of color distinction based on 256 gray levels for each pixel of the backscattered electron image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihisa Yamamoto, Taizou Sunano, Hiroshi Minami, Yoshio Kato, Yohei Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10516153
    Abstract: The initial charge/discharge efficiency and cycle characteristics of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that contains a silicon material as a negative-electrode active material are improved. A negative-electrode active material particle (10) according to an embodiment includes a lithium silicate phase (11) represented by Li2zSiO(2+z) {0<z<2} and silicon particles (12) dispersed in the lithium silicate phase (11). The silicon particles (12) have a crystallite size of 40 nm or less. The crystallite size is calculated using the Scherrer equation from the half-width of the diffraction peak of the Si (111) plane in an XRD pattern obtained by XRD measurement of the negative-electrode active material particle 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taizou Sunano, Hiroshi Minami, Yoshio Kato, Yohei Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20190383336
    Abstract: An opposed-piston type disc brake includes a guide cylinder extending axially inward from an opening edge portion of a cylinder in which an outer displacement member of a thrust generating mechanism is disposed is provided in an inner body of a caliper at an axial inner side portion of the inner body. A clamp base portion of a clamp member of a parking mechanism portion includes a housing hole opened to an axial outer side of the clamp base portion in which an inner side displacement member of the thrust generating member is disposed. A guide cylinder extending axially inward from an opening edge portion of the cylinder is fitted into the housing hole so as to relatively move in the axial direction, to form a first guide portion which supports the clamp member so that the clamp member is displaced relative to the cylinder in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya NOGUCHI, Hiroyuki KATO, Takayuki ICHIGE, Yoshio TOTSUKA
  • Patent number: 10483528
    Abstract: The initial charge/discharge efficiency and cycle characteristics of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that contains a silicon material as a negative-electrode active material are improved. A negative-electrode active material particle (10) according to an embodiment contains a base particle (13), which includes a lithium silicate phase (11) represented by Li2zSiO(2+z) {0<z<2} and silicon particles (12) dispersed in the lithium silicate phase (11). The symmetry determined by an image analysis of a backscattered electron image of a cross section of the base particle (13) is 1.5 or less. The symmetry refers to the ratio (b/a) of the half width at half maximum b of a peak on the high-gray-scale side to the half width at half maximum a of the peak on the low-gray-scale side in a histogram of color distinction based on 256 gray levels for each pixel of the backscattered electron image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihisa Yamamoto, Taizou Sunano, Hiroshi Minami, Yoshio Kato, Yohei Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20190329243
    Abstract: A multi-well plate allows for improvement in accuracy of experiments or tests. The present invention relates to a multi-well plate comprising: a top portion placed in a horizontal direction; a bottom portion opposing the top portion in a direction crossing the horizontal direction; and wells each recessed from the top portion toward the bottom portion, wherein the wells are horizontally arranged in a matrix with rows and columns, and each well has an opening formed at the top portion, and a peripheral wall extending from a periphery of the opening to the bottom portion. In the multi-well plate, at least two wells respectively include marks each containing at least one symbol, and each mark is placed at an opening peripheral wall end portion close to the corresponding opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshio KATO
  • Patent number: 10431830
    Abstract: A current collector for a battery includes: a layer (1) formed from an electrically conductive material and at least one of (a) a polymer compound having an alicyclic structure, (b) a saturated hydrocarbon polymer compound having a hydroxyl group, (c) a phenoxy resin and an epoxy resin, and (d) an amine having an amine equivalent of 120 g/eq or less and an epoxy resin; a layer (2) which is formed on at least one surface of the layer (1); and a layer (3) formed from an electrically conductive material. The current collector for a battery has stability to an equilibrium potential environment in a negative electrode, a low electric resistance, a blocking property to solvent in electrolytic solution, and a blocking property to a component in an electrolyte. In addition, the current collector for a battery has a high capacity retention rate, and battery durability is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Oku, Yusuke Kato, Akiko Waki, Takashi Kikuchi, Takashi Ito, Masahiro Kojima, Gentaro Kano, Shiho Inoue, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Norihisa Waki, Yuji Muroya, Kazuki Miyatake, Yoshio Shimoida, Keisuke Wakabayashi, Tomohisa Matsuno, Seiji Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 10358008
    Abstract: A suspension coil spring includes a lower end turn portion, an upper end turn portion, and a helical effective portion formed between the end turn portions. The lower end turn portion includes a first portion which contacts a lower spring seat irrespective of a load, and a second portion which contacts the lower spring seat or is separated from the same according to the load. The wire diameter of the second portion is greater than that of the first portion and an average wire diameter of the effective portion. The upper end turn portion includes a third portion which contacts an upper spring seat, and a fourth portion. The wire diameter of the fourth portion is greater that of the third portion and the average wire diameter of the effective portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamotoya, Hideto Enomoto, Ken Takahashi, Toshiaki Sato, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama, Yoshio Kobayashi, Taichi Inage, Tomotake Kato, Akihiko Nishikawa, Masahiro Umezawa, Michihiko Ayada, Suguru Kajigaya
  • Patent number: 10319993
    Abstract: Gas evolution during the high-temperature storage of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is suppressed to improve the high-temperature storage characteristics of the non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery. A negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery contains silicon-containing particles and graphite particles. A covering layer is disposed on each of the graphite particles. The covering layer contains a first covering material and a second covering material, the first covering material containing particles that can be made to swell with a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, the second covering material containing a water-soluble polymer material. The first covering material is disposed on a surface of each of the graphite particles. The mass ratio of the second covering material to the first covering material is higher than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Na Wang, Shinji Kasamatsu, Yoshio Kato