Patents Assigned to Gifu University
  • Publication number: 20080163823
    Abstract: A method for screening for useful dog candidates comprises a step of investigating the genotype of the allele in exon 1 or intron 2 of dog dopamine receptor D4 gene, and a step of selecting a dog with genetic aptitudes beneficial to people by making the selection based on that genotype. The step of investigating the genotype comprises a step of amplifying the allele using a pair of PCR primers that bond in the vicinity of both terminals of the allele, and a step of determining the genotype of the allele based on the lengths of the PCR products obtained by that step. A dog having the nucleotide sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 5 for at least one of the alleles in exon 1, or a dog having the nucleotide sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 9 for at least one of the alleles in intron 2, is useful as a seeing-eye dog or other service dog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: GIFU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Miho MURAYAMA, Shin'ichi ITO
  • Publication number: 20070249548
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a nucleoside analog that can produce an oligonucleotide analog in which the two properties of chemical and biological stability, and the ability to form double strands, are excellent, and an oligonucleotide analog that includes that nucleoside analog. This is achieved by a nucleoside analog or salt thereof represented by Formula (I) below, in which, in Formula (I), R1 is any group selected from the group consisting of the group of Formula (1), the group of Formula (2), the group of Formula (3), the group of Formula (4), the group of Formula (5), the group of Formula (6), the group of Formula (7), the group of Formula (8), and any of these groups whose functional group has been protected by a protecting group, and k, l, m, and n are each independently an integer from 1 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: GIFU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yukio Kitade, Yoshihito Ueno
  • Patent number: 7286688
    Abstract: A mobile unit moves on a reference plane. The mobile unit has an object detection apparatus for detecting an object on the reference plane. The object detection apparatus includes a camera, a mirror, and a computer. The mirror cuts an image received by the camera such that the camera receives an image that is divided into a reference plane image and an object image. The reference plane image contains the reference plane. The object image contains the object and does not contain the reference plane. Therefore, the distance measuring apparatus can easily separate the region including the object and the region including no object, and accurately detect the distance to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Kunihito Kato, Ayami Iwata
  • Publication number: 20070152182
    Abstract: A relaxor ferroelectric solid solution single crystal is capable of making transitions, at temperatures below the Curie temperature, between a first state which has a high permittivity and blocks optical transmission and a second state which has a low permittivity and allows optical transmission. The relaxor ferroelectric solid solution single crystal undergoes a transition to the second state if an electric field above a threshold is applied thereto in the first state. The relaxor ferroelectric solid solution single crystal undergoes a transition to the first state if heated to or above the Curie temperature in the second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: GIFU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Naohiko Yasuda, Hidehiro Ohwa, Makotgo Iwata
  • Patent number: 7176164
    Abstract: A process for preparing novel 1,3-selanazolin derivatives represented by chemical formula 1 at high yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Mamoru Koketsu, Hideharu Ishihara
  • Patent number: 7119042
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst composition for the isomerization of n-paraffin which comprises a ?-zeolite having been synthesized according to a dry gel process and contains cerium, the ?-zeolite being characterized in that it has an average particle diameter of 0.01˜0.1 ?m and the proportion of the cerium in the ?-zeolite is within the range of 0.001˜0.2 in terms of the atomic ratio of the silicon atom in the ?-zeolite to the cerium atom, i.e. [Ce]/[Si] as well as a process for isomerizing n-paraffin which comprises bringing n-paraffin into contact with the catalyst composition as set forth above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Sugi, Yoshihiro Kubota, Yoichi Nishimura, Puspa Ratu
  • Patent number: 7060855
    Abstract: An asymmetric phosphinoselenoic chloride of the present invention is represented by the general formula: wherein Ar represents an aryl group and R represents an aryl group, an alkyl group having 3 or more carbon atoms, or an alkoxy group. The asymmetric phosphinoselenoic chloride is a novel compound and is useful as synthetic raw materials, agricultural chemicals, pharmaceutical products and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Toshiaki Murai, Tsutomu Kimura
  • Patent number: 7033564
    Abstract: A selenating reagent obtained by reacting lithium aluminum hydride with selenium powder in an organic solvent. In addition, a method for preparing a selenating reagent includes reacting lithium aluminum hydride with selenium powder in an organic solvent. Also, a method of preparing a selenium-containing product includes reacting the selenating reagent, prepared as stated, with at least one second compound which may be acyl chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Mamoru Koketsu, Hideharu Ishihara
  • Patent number: 7027031
    Abstract: A touch sense interface provided with an arm mechanism including an arm joint, a touch sense finger base arranged in the arm mechanism, and touch sense fingers arranged on the base. The touch sense fingers each include a fingertip engaging portion, which engages an operator's finger, and a finger joint. A first detection unit detects the position and posture of the operator's hand to generate a position and posture detection signal. A control unit, which is connected to the first detection unit, controls the arm joint in accordance with the position and posture detection signal and arranges the base opposed to the hand of the operator. A second detection unit, which is electrically connected to the control unit, detects the movement of each fingertip and generates a movement detection signal. The control unit controls the active finger joint in accordance with the movement detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: GIFU University
    Inventors: Haruhisa Kawasaki, Tetsuya Mouri, Satoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 6958419
    Abstract: An alkynyl S,N-acetal derivative of the present invention is represented by the following structural formula: In the structural formula, R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkenyl group, a silyl group, or an alkynyl group; each of R2 and R3 represents an alkyl group or an allyl group; and R4 represents an alkyl group. The alkynyl S,N-acetal derivative, which is a novel compound, is useful as a raw material of propargylamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Toshiaki Murai, Yuichiro Mutoh
  • Patent number: 6947634
    Abstract: An optical waveguide device increases the intensity of light transmitted through an optical waveguide for a reduced cost without expanding the area of the light. The optical waveguide device according to the present invention includes an optical waveguide and defining surfaces defining the optical waveguide. The defining surfaces are formed of plasmon activating medium. The defining surface include a pair of inner parts that face each other along a direction perpendicular to a light transmission direction. The distance between the inner parts is less than the half of the wavelength of the light transmitted through the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Kazuo Tanaka, Masahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6926050
    Abstract: A cutting tool holder for holding a cutting member, which is attached to a drive unit for driving the cutting member. A first elastic member is elastically deformable in a first direction. A second elastic member is elastically deformable in a second direction different from the first direction. An elastic connection member elastically connects the first and second elastic members. A first attachment member is disposed in the first elastic member to be connected to the drive unit. A second attachment member is disposed in the second elastic member to attach the cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Minoru Kuwahara, Hiroshi Fujii, Takao Kato, Takashi Oumura
  • Publication number: 20050048455
    Abstract: The auscultation training device enables a trainee to experience and learn various case studies without feeling the difference from the actual auscultatory action using the actual stethoscope in order to obtain the auscultatory technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Applicant: Gifu University
    Inventors: Satoru Hayamizu, Haruhisa Kawasaki, Fumio Nogata
  • Publication number: 20050020409
    Abstract: The rehabilitation training device 1 reproduces the symptoms of a simulated joint condition such as the dynamic contracture that occurs in the joint, and allows the trainee to perform the rehabilitation technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Applicant: Gifu University
    Inventors: Satoru Hayamizu, Haruhisa Kawasaki, Yutaka Nishimoto, Satoshi Ito
  • Publication number: 20040167346
    Abstract: An alkynyl S,N-acetal derivative of the present invention is represented by the following structural formula: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: Gifu University
    Inventors: Toshiaki Murai, Yuichiro Mutoh
  • Publication number: 20040167356
    Abstract: An asymmetric phosphinoselenoic chloride of the present invention is represented by the general formula: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: Gifu University
    Inventors: Toshiaki Murai, Tsutomu Kimura
  • Patent number: 6770216
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing a titanium-containing aqueous solution by reacting a titanium alkoxide with water in the presence of at least one of ammonia, and amines selected from a primary amine, a secondary amine, and a tertiary amine, provided that when ammonia and/or the primary amine only is used, at least one selected from the group consisting of an &agr;-diketone, a &bgr;-diketone, an &agr; hydroxyketone and a carboxylic acid is used in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Gifu University
    Inventors: Yasutaka Takahashi, Yutaka Oya, Takayuki Ban
  • Publication number: 20040121368
    Abstract: A method for screening for useful dog candidates comprises a step of investigating the genotype of the allele in exon 1 or intron 2 of dog dopamine receptor D4 gene, and a step of selecting a dog with genetic aptitudes beneficial to people by making the selection based on that genotype. The step of investigating the genotype comprises a step of amplifying the allele using a pair of PCR primers that bond in the vicinity of both terminals of the allele, and a step of determining the genotype of the allele based on the lengths of the PCR products obtained by that step. A dog having the nucleotide sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 5 for at least one of the alleles in exon 1, or a dog having the nucleotide sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 9 for at least one of the alleles in intron 2, is useful as a seeing-eye dog or other service dog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: Gifu University
    Inventors: Miho Murayama, Shin?apos;ichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20040062706
    Abstract: A selenating reagent obtained by reacting lithium aluminum hydride with selenium powder in an organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: Gifu University
    Inventors: Mamoru Koketsu, Hideharu Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20030220305
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel alkylene-tethered bis-nitroiminoimidazolidine compound having superior insecticidal activity. The nitroimino imidazolidine compound is a bis-[1-(pyridylmethyl)-2-nitroiminoimidazolidinyl)alkylene compound represented by chemical formula 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: Gifu University
    Inventors: Shinzo Kagabu, Keiichiro Nishimura