Patents Assigned to Kyushu University, National University Corporation
  • Patent number: 12015248
    Abstract: Disclosed are a current excitation type organic semiconductor laser containing a pair of electrodes, an organic laser active layer and an optical resonator structure between the pair of electrodes and a laser having an organic layer on a distributed feedback grating structure. The lasers include a continuous-wave laser, a quasi-continuous-wave laser and an electrically driven semiconductor laser diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, KOALA TECH INC.
    Inventors: Chihaya Adachi, Sangarange Don Atula Sandanayaka, Toshinori Matsushima, Kou Yoshida, Jean-Charles Ribierre, Fatima Bencheikh, Kenichi Goushi, Takashi Fujihara
  • Publication number: 20240180805
    Abstract: [OBJECT] The object of the present invention is to provide an ingredient for inhibiting wrinkle with excellent safety. [MEANS FOR SOLUTION] The problem can be solved by a composition for inhibiting wrinkle, comprising ?-alanine or a salt thereof as an active ingredient, of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicants: YUKI GOSEI KOGYO CO., LTD., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuji NODA, Yoshinori KATAKURA
  • Patent number: 11994525
    Abstract: A membrane protein analysis substrate including an electron microscope grid having a plurality of through-holes; a lipid bilayer membrane that is provided to cover at least one of the plurality of through-holes; and membrane proteins that are retained in a part planarly overlapping the through-holes of the lipid bilayer membrane, wherein the lipid bilayer membrane has a lipid monolayer, and wherein the lipid monolayer is larger than the through hole in a plan view, adheres to the grid, and constitutes a part of the lipid bilayer membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20240165307
    Abstract: Provided is a medical composition capable of imparting biocompatibility to the surface of a medical instrument etc. and application of the medical composition. In an embodiment of the present invention, the medical composition contains a urethane resin, and the urethane resin has urethane bonds in the main chain and a polyoxyethylene structure in the main chain and/or side chains. In another embodiment of the present invention, the urethane resin has a structural unit derived from a polycarbonate polyol and a structural unit derived from an aliphatic isocyanate and also has at least one urea bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, DKS Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru TANAKA, Shingo KOBAYASHI, Ayao NISHIMURA, Minari SHIREN, Masahito NISHIURA
  • Publication number: 20240165062
    Abstract: [OBJECT] The purpose of this invention is to provide a muscle-increasing ingredient with excellent safety. [MEANS FOR SOLUTION] The problem can be solved by a composition for increasing muscle, comprising ?-alanine or a salt thereof as an active ingredient of the present invention of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: YUKI GOSEI KOGYO CO., LTD., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuji NODA, Yoshinori KATAKURA
  • Patent number: 11986905
    Abstract: A diamond smoothing method of irradiating a laser light onto a raised and recessed surface of a diamond, so as to smooth the raised and recessed surface, by ablation that is caused to occur in the diamond by irradiation of the laser light onto the raised and recessed surface. The method includes: a threshold-energy-density detecting step of irradiating the laser light onto the raised and recessed surface, and changing an irradiation energy density of the laser light, so as to detect a threshold energy density as a lower threshold value of the irradiation energy density that causes the ablation to occur; and a smoothing processing step of executing a smoothing processing by irradiating the laser light onto the raised and recessed surface with a smoothing irradiation energy density that is set to be within a range from 1 to 15 times as large as the threshold energy density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, OSG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ikenoue, Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, Yuki Katamune, Koki Murasawa
  • Patent number: 11981927
    Abstract: A method for inducing conversion from non-hepatic stem cells or non-hepatic progenitor cells into hepatic stem cells or hepatic progenitor cells, which comprises introducing any of the following combinations into the non-hepatic stem cells or non-hepatic progenitor cells: (a) a combination of HNF1, HNF6 and FOXA; (b) a combination of HNF1 gene, HNF6 gene and FOXA gene; (c) a combination of HNF1, MYC and FOXA; or (d) a combination of HNF1 gene, MYC gene and FOXA gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11975996
    Abstract: A resin composition for inorganic molded article production use, which is provided with inorganic particles each containing amorphous SiO2 and a photocurable resin composition, in which the photocurable resin composition contains a photocurable resin precursor and a photopolymerization initiator, the content of the inorganic particles is 60% by mass or more with respect to the total amount of the photocurable resin composition and the inorganic particles and is 60% by mass or more with respect to the entire amount of the resin composition for inorganic molded article production use, and the viscosity of the composition for inorganic molded article production use is 10000 mPa·s or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru Fujino
  • Publication number: 20240139214
    Abstract: This invention provides an interleukin-31 (IL-31) production inhibitor and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the inhibitor. The invention also provides a novel compound useful as an active ingredient for an IL-31 production inhibitor. These comprise a compound represented by the following formula (1) or a salt thereof as an active ingredient: wherein A is a —NH—N?C(R1)— group, a divalent N-containing 5-membered heterocyclic group, or a —NH—CO— group, wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group, B is the same or different and is a C1-6 alkyl group optionally having one hydroxyl group, a mono or di(C1-6 alkyl)amino group optionally having one hydroxyl group, a halogen atom, a halo C1-6 alkyl group, a C2-6 alkynylene group, or a carboxy group, wherein at least one C1-6 alkyl group in the mono or di(C1-6 alkyl)amino group is optionally attached to a carbon atom adjacent to a carbon atom in the phenyl group to which it is attached, to form a 5- to 6-membered ring, and n is an integer of 1 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicants: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Yoshinori FUKUI, Takehito URUNO, Motomu KANAI, Kounosuke OISAKI, Kuniko SAIKI
  • Patent number: 11969597
    Abstract: A blood pressure controlling apparatus includes an acquiring part configured to acquire biological information indicating blood pressure of a subject, a producing part configured to produce a frequency modulated pulse train on the basis of the biological information, and a supplying part configured to supply an electrical current on the basis of the frequency modulated pulse train, to an electrode attached on the subject. The electrical current stimulates baroreceptor afferent nerves of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Kyushu University, National University Corporation
    Inventors: Keita Saku, Kenji Sunagawa, Takeshi Tohyama, Kazuya Hosokawa, Takafumi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11955776
    Abstract: Disclosed is a current-injection organic semiconductor laser diode comprising a pair of electrodes, an optical resonator structure, and one or more organic layers including a light amplification layer composed of an organic semiconductor, which has a sufficient overlap between the distribution of exciton density and the electric field intensity distribution of the resonant optical mode during current injection to emit laser light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, KOALA Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Sangarange Don Atula Sandanayaka, Fatima Bencheikh, Kenichi Goushi, Jean-Charles Ribierre, Chihaya Adachi, Takashi Fujihara, Toshinori Matsushima
  • Patent number: 11950503
    Abstract: An organic material represented by General Formula (1): where, in General Formula (1), R1 is an alkyl group having 6 carbon atoms or more but 20 carbon atoms or less; n is an integer of from 1 through 3; X1 to X4 are each a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom; and Z is a compound represented by General Formula (2), (3), or (4) below: where, in General Formulae (2) to (4), R2, R3, and R4 are each an alkyl group having 6 carbon atoms or more but 20 carbon atoms or less; and Y is an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: Ricoh Company, Ltd., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Arai, Takuma Yasuda, Seiichi Furukawa, Narumi Sato
  • Patent number: 11937495
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device containing both a compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a compound represented by the following general formula (2) has a high light emission efficiency. The rings a to c each are a benzene ring that can be optionally condensed, R1 and R2 each represent a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, etc., four of R31 to R35 each are a substituted or unsubstituted carbazol-9-yl group, but all of these four are not the same, and the remaining one is a hydrogen atom, a cyano group, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, KWANSEI GAKUIN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, KYULUX, INC.
    Inventors: Hajime Nakanotani, Takuji Hatakeyama, Yasuhiro Kondo, Yasuyuki Sasada, Motoki Yanai, Chin-Yiu Chan, Masaki Tanaka, Hiroki Noda, Chihaya Adachi, Yoshitake Suzuki, Naoto Notsuka
  • Publication number: 20240076548
    Abstract: Provided is a method for enabling recovery of metal element leaching capacity of a deep eutectic solvent used for leaching a metal element from an ore containing the metal element. A method for recycling a hydrophobic deep eutectic solvent disclosed here includes: preparing a hydrophobic deep eutectic solvent used for leaching a metal element from an ore containing the metal element; and bringing the hydrophobic deep eutectic solvent and hydrochloric acid into contact with each other. In the hydrophobic deep eutectic solvent, a hydrogen bond donor is a carboxy group-containing compound, and a hydrogen bond acceptor is chloride salt. The amount of use of the hydrochloric acid is such that hydrogen chloride is 1 mole or more with respect to 1 mole of the hydrogen bond acceptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicants: Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, Inc., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji YAMAMOTO, Masahiro GOTO, Takafumi HANADA, Takeru MORIYAMA, Momoko PROCTER
  • Patent number: 11918589
    Abstract: A medicament for preventive and/or therapeutic treatment of multiple sclerosis, especially a pain accompanying multiple sclerosis such as neuropathic pain, which contains a compound having a P2X4 receptor antagonist activity such as a compound represented by the general formula (IH), or a salt thereof or a hydrate or solvate thereof as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignees: NIPPON CHEMIPHAR CO., LTD., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Imai, Toru Kawasaki, Toru Ogawa, Kazuhide Inoue
  • Patent number: 11925046
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device including an organic light-emitting element and a control unit that controls the organic light-emitting element. The organic light-emitting element includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic light-emitting layer which is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode and in which separation of charges occurs due to incidence of excited light. The control unit changes a potential difference between the first electrode and the second electrode so that recoupling of the charges occurs, in a second period after passage of a delay period from a first period in which the excited light is incident to the organic light-emitting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Chihaya Adachi, Hajime Nakanotani, Takahiko Yamanaka, Shigeo Hara, Toru Hirohata
  • Publication number: 20240060397
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an apparatus for injecting carbon dioxide into underground capable of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and injecting it into underground in a harmless state and at a low cost, the apparatus including: a capturing unit configured to concentrate carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and capture concentrated carbon dioxide as a mixture gas; and an injection well connected to the capturing unit for pressurizing the mixture gas and injecting the mixture gas into an underground reservoir, in which the capturing unit adjusts a proportion of carbon dioxide in the mixture gas to 25% by volume or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi TSUJI, Shigenori FUJIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11909177
    Abstract: Disclosed are a current excitation type organic semiconductor laser containing a pair of electrodes, an organic laser active layer and an optical resonator structure between the pair of electrodes and a laser having an organic layer on a distributed feedback grating structure. The lasers include a continuous-wave laser, a quasi-continuous-wave laser and an electrically driven semiconductor laser diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, KOALA TECH INC.
    Inventors: Chihaya Adachi, Sangarange Don Atula Sandanayaka, Toshinori Matsushima, Kou Yoshida, Jean-Charles Ribierre, Fatima Bencheikh, Kenichi Goushi, Takashi Fujihara
  • Publication number: 20240057354
    Abstract: An organic light-receiving element includes an organic light-receiving layer containing a plurality of organic semiconductor molecules. Each of the plurality of organic semiconductor molecules is a molecule in which an excited state enabling reverse intersystem crossing from a lowest excited triplet state to a lowest excited singlet state is formed in each of the plurality of organic semiconductor molecules due to irradiation with light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicants: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Chihaya ADACHI, Hajime NAKANOTANI, Takahiko YAMANAKA, Shigeo HARA
  • Patent number: 11898190
    Abstract: A method for producing a microbial oil includes steps of: genetically modifying a labyrinthulid by disrupting and/or silencing a gene, or by transforming another gene in addition to the disruption and/or gene silencing of the gene, and culturing the labyrinthulid, such that a fatty acid composition accumulated in the labyrinthulid comprises an increased EPA content; and collecting the microbial oil having the increased EPA content from the labyrinthulid. The labyrinthulid before the modification is selected from (A) a labyrinthulid belonging to the genus Parietichytrium or genus Schizochytrium and having very weak or no activity of producing PUFAs via a PUFA-PKS pathway; and (B) a labyrinthulid belonging to the genus Thraustochytrium in which a host PUFA-PKS gene is disrupted or silenced to a very weak level. The increased EPA content is preferably not less than 11.5% of a total fatty acid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, KONAN GAKUEN, NIPPON SUISAN KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Okita, Makoto Ito, Rie Hamaguchi, Hatsumi Goda, Seiya Mochinaga, Daisuke Honda