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Naoto Sato, Toshiyuki Teshigawara: Position information inputting apparatus for a vehicle travel guide system. Sanden Corporation, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, October 4, 1994: US05353034 (73 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for allowing simple entry and display of location information in a vehicle travel guide system. Spot information corresponding to contents carried on an atlas is stored in a memory card 24, and by designating a retrieval condition such as an atlas name corresponding to an at ...


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Hiroyuki Yagami, Naoto Sato, Hideaki Yamashita, Satoshi Nakagawa, Jun Maekawa: Ultrasonic endoprobe. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, August 20, 1996: US05546947 (27 worldwide citation)

One ultrasonic endoprobe of this invention has a tubular member formed of a superelastic metal tube and a resin cover covering the outside surface of the superelastic metal tube. An inner assembly comprising an ultrasonic transducer is housed in the tubular member. Another ultrasonic endoprobe of th ...


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Masaharu Sakamoto, Takaaki Murao, Naoto Sato, Shin Saito: Method for system and architecture design using unified modeling language (UML). International Business Machines Corporation, Louis P Herzberg, Shimokaji & Associates P C, March 24, 2009: US07509629 (13 worldwide citation)

To provide a UML design method by which architecture design pursuing optimal design parameters while viewing the overall target system on the UML model can be performed. A UML design method of the present invention is a UML design method for performing design by modeling a target system based on Uni ...


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Naoto Sato, Naoto Oono, Masatoshi Akagi, Toshio Kimura: One-way clutch. Fuji Univance Corporation, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, December 1, 1998: US05842548 (12 worldwide citation)

When an assembly in which a sprag is temporarily assembled to a retainer by a return spring is assembled between an outer race and an inner race, even if the sprag projecting from the retainer is depressed, a drop-out of the sprag is prevented by a retaining member of a friction plate fixed to the e ...


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Seiji Nogiwa, Tatsuhiko Takatsu, Naoto Sato, Kazuo Aida, Hiroji Masuda: Optical-frequency-stabilized light source. Ando Electric, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, September 19, 2000: US06122087 (6 worldwide citation)

The purpose of the invention is to offer an optical-frequency-stabilized light source with high accuracy and stability of the optical frequency. An optical splitter 8 splits output light from a local light source 7 into two beams. An optical detector 2 detects beat signals formed by the superimposit ...


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Naoto Sato: Coin separator with means for detecting an erroneously separated coin. Sanden Corporation, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, May 12, 1992: US05112275 (5 worldwide citation)

For reducing trouble in a coin selecting part coupled to a plurality of coin paths (21, 22, 23, 24), a coin separator comprises a discharge arrangement for discharging an erroneous coin from a particular one (21) of the coin paths to another coin path (42). As a result, the erroneous coin does not r ...


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Katsunori Komori, Naoto Sato, Akihiro Taniguchi, Munehisa Ikoma, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Takashi Ito: Alkaline storage battery. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Tokyo Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Merchant & Gould P C, August 17, 2004: US06777129 (3 worldwide citation)

An alkaline storage battery having excellent self-discharge characteristics even after a number of charge-discharge cycles is provided. The alkaline storage battery is provided with a case and an electrode group enclosed in the case, and a separator that is included in the electrode group retains at ...


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Naoto Sato, Kazuhiko Adachi, Kenichi Goshokubo, Takashi Katsurai, Shigeki Muroga: Stainless steel for use in engine gaskets and a method for manufacturing thereof. Sumitomo Metal, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, January 15, 2002: US06338762 (3 worldwide citation)

An austenitic stainless steel for use in engine gaskets having a high fatigue strength and resistance to settlement and method of manufacture thereof. The austenitic stainless steel is prepared by cold rolling at least 40%, annealing at a temperature of 700° C. to 900° C. followed by temper rolling ...


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Naoto Sato, Tomohiko Tsuchiya, Toshihide Kiriyama, Syouji Takano, Katsuyoshi Aoshima, Naomi Takagi: Impeller for fluid transmitting device and method of manufacturing the same. Yutaka Giken, Arent Fox, January 13, 2009: US07476080 (3 worldwide citation)

An impeller for a fluid transmitting device includes a hub and a bowl-shaped shell connected to an outer peripheral portion of the hub via an annular weld seam. An inner peripheral surface of the shell is fitted to an outer peripheral surface of the hub, and the weld seam is formed therebetween by l ...


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Naoto Sato: Apparatus for estimating state of charge of secondary battery. Panasonic EV Energy, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, September 28, 2010: US07804277 (3 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for estimating a state of charge (SOC) of a secondary battery. A control section of a battery controller (ECU) computes a total amount of electric discharge of a secondary battery and compares the total amount of electric discharge with a predetermined threshold value. The threshold val ...