Patents Assigned to National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology
  • Patent number: 9730594
    Abstract: An arterial-wall stiffness evaluation system of the present invention includes: a cuff to be attached to a part of a living body; a pressure sensor for detecting pressure in the cuff; a cuff-pressure control section for controlling the pressure in the cuff to be increased or decreased up to a predetermined value, based on a value detected by the pressure sensor; and a data processing section for calculating, based on pulse waves detected by the pressure sensor, pulse-wave amplitudes of cuff-pressure pulse waves and blood-pressure pulse waves, and for evaluating arterial-wall stiffness based on the pulse-wave amplitudes. The arterial-wall stiffness is evaluated by a pressure-diameter characteristic curve, which represents a relationship between vascular diameter and transmural pressure applied to a vascular wall, or by estimation from shapes and amplitudes of the detected pulse waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Hidehiko Komine, Yoshiyuki Asai, Takashi Yokoi, Yukiyoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 9563136
    Abstract: Arranging an application apparatus, an exposure apparatus, a developing apparatus, and similar apparatus together within a large yellow room makes it difficult to change a layout in association with a change of a recipe and to streamline a layout area and similar parameter. A yellow room system includes: a plurality of portable unit process apparatuses 50 that each have the same standardized outer shape and include a yellow room configured to shield a exposure light to a photosensitive material formed on a workpiece; conveyance containers 11 and 25 that convey the workpiece between the unit process apparatuses and itself is formed as the yellow room; and a light-shielding coupling structure that couples the unit process apparatus, which is formed on a docking port 56 disposed in the upper portion of a front chamber 80 of the unit process apparatus 50, and the conveyance containers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventor: Shiro Hara
  • Publication number: 20160003726
    Abstract: An apparatus for evaluating gas barrier properties, containing a support (2) for supporting a sample, a chamber on a permeation side, and a detection unit, in which the support is connected with an opening of the chamber on the permeation side, and in which water vapor-transmission rate of the support is 1×10?10 mol/m2 sPa to 1×10?14 mol/m2 sPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Shigeki HARA, Masakazu MUKAIDA, Nobuo HARA, Hiroyuki SUDA
  • Publication number: 20150061457
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to create an actuator in which the amount of deformation is maintained and no displacement in the reverse direction occurs, even when a constant voltage is continuously applied for a long period of time. As a means for achieving the above object, the invention provides a conductive thin film comprising a polymer gel containing at least one organic molecule selected from the group consisting of electron-donating organic molecules and electron-withdrawing organic molecules, a nano-carbon material, an ionic liquid, and a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Takushi Sugino, Kinji Asaka, Isao Takahashi, Tomomasa Takatsuka, Kenichi Mitsumori, Nobuaki Haga
  • Publication number: 20140183430
    Abstract: A jack for disaster relief includes a hydrogen gas supply structure for heating a hydrogen absorbing alloy by means of a heat source and supplying a hydrogen gas absorbed in the hydrogen absorbing alloy, and an operation structure to be extended by a pressure of the hydrogen gas supplied from the hydrogen gas supply structure, to carry out an operation for lifting an object to be jacked up. The operation structure includes an operation base and a jack portion having an operation space sealed therein. The jack portion is configured to be extensible between a standby posture in which a pushup portion is stored and an extension posture in which the pushup portion is protruded upward from the operation base, and the whole operation structure can be held in a flat shape in a state in which the jack portion is retracted into the standby posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Shuichi Ino, Mitsuru Sato, Shinichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8765115
    Abstract: Providing a new method of treating inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders and a food product for the prevention or improvement of inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders. Prevention or treatment of inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders is possible by oral administration of recombinant IL-10 expressed in rice plant seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute of Agrobiological Scienses, Preventec, Inc., National Institute of Advance Industrial Science & Technology
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fujiwara, Kenji Sekikawa, Fumio Takaiwa, Noriko Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20140080714
    Abstract: An oxide superconducting thin film includes a substrate having a single crystal structure, the main face of the substrate and a crystal face of the single crystal structure having an angle therebetween; an intermediate layer formed on the main face of the substrate and having an axis oriented in a direction perpendicular to the crystal face; and a superconducting layer formed on the intermediate layer and containing, as a main component, an oxide superconductor having a c-axis oriented in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the intermediate layer. A superconducting fault current limiter and a method of manufacturing an oxide superconducting thin film are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicants: National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Nakao, Hajime Kasahara, Masakazu Matsui, Norio Matsui, Naoto Edo, Toshiya Kumagai, Takaaki Manabe, Mitsugu Sohma
  • Publication number: 20130170285
    Abstract: In a drive method for a memory element that includes an insulating substrate, a first electrode and a second electrode provided on the insulating substrate, and an inter-electrode gap portion provided between the first electrode and the second electrode and having a gap of the order of nanometers where a phenomenon of a change in resistance value between the first and second electrodes occurs, and that can perform a transition from a predetermined low-resistance state to a predetermined high-resistance state and a transition from the high-resistance state to the low-resistance state, a current pulse is applied to the memory element by a constant current circuit upon the transition from the high-resistance state to the low-resistance state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicants: National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology, Funai Electric Co., Ltd., Funai Electric Advanced Applied Technology Research Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yuichiro Masuda, Shigeo Furuta, Touru Sumiya, Masatoshi Ono, Yutaka Hayashi, Toshimi Fukuoka, Tetsuo Shimizu, Kumaragurubaran Somu, Hiroshi Suga, Yasuhisa Naitou
  • Publication number: 20130009170
    Abstract: An epitaxial SiC single crystal substrate including a SiC single crystal wafer whose main surface is a c-plane or a surface that inclines a c-plane with an angle of inclination that is more than 0 degree but less than 10 degrees, and SiC epitaxial film that is formed on the main surface of the SiC single crystal wafer, wherein the dislocation array density of threading edge dislocation arrays that are formed in the SiC epitaxial film is 10 arrays/cm2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Kenji MOMOSE, Michiya ODAWARA, Keiichi MATSUZAWA, Hajime OKUMURA, Kazutoshi KOJIMA, Yuuki ISHIDA, Hidekazu TSUCHIDA, Isaho KAMATA
  • Publication number: 20120196150
    Abstract: Provided is a resistor film comprising vanadium oxide as a main component, wherein metal-to-insulator transition is indicated in the vicinity of room temperature in temperature variations of electric resistance, there is no hysteresis in a resistance change in response to temperature variations or the temperature width is small at less than 1.5K even if there is hysteresis, and highly accurate measurement can be provided when used in a bolometer. Upon producing the resistor film comprising vanadium oxide as a main component by treating a coating film of an organovanadium compound via laser irradiation or the like, a crystalline phase and a noncrystalline (amorphous) phase are caused to coexist in the resistor film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tsuchiya, Masami Nishikawa, Tomohiko Nakajima, Toshiya Kumagai, Takaaki Manabe
  • Publication number: 20100317858
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting device that is capable of red-light-emitting with high luminance and high efficiency and that is excellent in endurance; and a metal coordination compound metal coordination compound having a partial structure represented by formula (1) that can be used in the light-emitting device, and that can also be used in applications, such as organic electroluminescent device materials, electrochemiluminescence (ECL) device materials, emission sensors, photosensitizers, displays, photographic materials, laser dyes, color filter dyes, optical communications, color conversion filters, backlights, illuminations, photosensitizing dyes, various light sources, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Hideo Konno
  • Publication number: 20100297664
    Abstract: The amino acid sequences of paratope regions involved in internalizing function of an anti-mortalin antibody into tumor cells were determined for the L-chain and H-chain variable regions of cellular internalizing anti-mortalin antibodies and non-internalizing anti-mortalin antibodies. Cancer-cell-specific drug delivery is provided by using the mortalin-binding activity of a single-chain antibody (scFv) wherein L-chain and H-chain variable regions both having the paratope region are linked together via a peptide linker. Also, the sequence of 6 amino acids of an epitope to be recognized by an anti-mortalin antibody having the internalizing function was determined. With the use of an expression vector comprising a nucleic acid that encodes the epitope, an agent for accelerating internalization of a mortalin antibody, a drug bound thereto, and the like into cancer cells is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Renu Wadhwa, Sunil Kaul, Maki Shiota, Atsushi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20090266419
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel ionic liquid gel electrolyte having high photoelectric conversion efficiency. Also disclosed are a novel dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion device using such an ionic liquid gel electrolyte, and a solar cell composed of such a dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion device. Specifically disclosed is an ionic liquid gel electrolyte obtained by gelling a liquid electrolyte by using an ionic organic oligomer gelling agent represented by the general formulae (1) and (2) below. Also specifically disclosed are a dye-sensitized photoelectric conversion device, wherein the ionic liquid gel electrolyte is arranged between a counter electrode and a dye-absorbed semiconductor substrate which is arranged in contact with a transparent conductive substrate, and a solar cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: National Institute Of Advance Industrial Science And Technology
    Inventors: Nagatoshi Koumura, Koujirou Hara, Zhong-Sheng Wang, Masaru Yoshida, Nobuyuki Tamaoki
  • Publication number: 20090140235
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thin film transistor having excellent formability and processability, and particularly a thin film transistor using plastics as a substrate; an organic semiconductor as an active layer; and SiO2 thin films formed by coating as a sealing layer and a gate insulating layer, and a process for producing the same. The present invention provides a field-effect type thin film transistor having an active layer of an organic semiconductor, comprising on a plastic substrate, a sealing layer of a SiO2 thin film formed by coating; a gate electrode; a gate insulating layer of a SiO2 thin film formed by coating; gate and drain electrodes; and a semiconductor active layer. The high-quality SiO2 thin film is obtained by using a silicon compound as a starting material and irradiating a coated thin film of the solution of the starting material with light in an oxygen atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Toshihide Kamata, Takehito Kozasa
  • Publication number: 20070299641
    Abstract: A known analytical physical quantity of an analysis subject and an element level consistent mass matrix of each element are obtained by acquiring units. A bubble function is integrated for each element, and the element level diagonal mass matrix of each element is computed by substituting the value that is integrated for the element level consistent mass matrix of each element. The diagonal mass matrix for the entire analysis region is computed by the summation (superposition) of the element level diagonal mass matrices of each element and inverse matrix thereof is computed. A motion of the analysis subject is analyzed based on the known analytical physical quantity, the diagonal mass matrix for the entire analysis region, and the inverse matrix thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventor: Junichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7202228
    Abstract: A gelatinizer is provided having a component which promises to have biological compatibility, which can easily be mass-produced by a simple method, and which can solidify a large amount of water or aqueous solution when only a very small weight of it is used. This invention is a hydrogelatinizer represented by the general formula: R-An where A, which may be identical or different, are respectively nucleotides, n is 2 or 3, and R is a hydrocarbon chain (when n is 2, R is bivalent, and when n is 3, R is trivalent), said hydrocarbon being bonded to a phosphoric acid part of said nucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignees: Japan Science and Technology Agency, National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Toshimi Shimizu, Rika Iwamura, Mitsutoshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 7123797
    Abstract: The directional coupler switch is configured by a parallel waveguide including a first region which is subjected to a nonlinear action and a second region which is not subjected to a nonlinear action. A dispersion relationship of the first region is varied due to the nonlinear action to switch over an exit of light entering from an input side to cause the switch to function as an optical switch. A dispersion curve of the first region has: a region of a constant frequency in one of an even mode and an odd mode which are two kinds of eigen modes of the parallel waveguide; and a region in which gradients of the two eigen modes at frequencies belonging to a region other than the region of a constant frequency are substantially equal to each other. The gradients of the two kinds of eigen modes indicate monotone decreasing or monotone increasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Noritsugu Yamamoto, Tohru Ogawa
  • Patent number: 6919060
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a process for producing particles of a metal compound having a spherical particle shape and an average particle diameter larger than 0.3 ?m without employing high-pressure conditions. This object is achieved by a process for producing particle of a metal compound comprising a step of adjusting pH of an aqueous solution containing urea and at least one metal element to from 4 to 8, a step of heating the aqueous solution under normal pressure, a step of separating a solid from the solution, and a step of drying the solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignees: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Keiji Ono, Susumu Miyazaki, Takayoshi Ezuhara, Yoshihiro Nishisu, Mikio Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20020076447
    Abstract: A suspension or a particle-solvent mixture system, which contains microparticles of zinc-containing calcium phosphate with particular chemical composition, specifically, microparticles of sparingly soluble zinc-containing calcium phosphate, and a therapeutic agent for treating zinc deficiency are provided. Particularly, a suspension or particle-solvent mixture system is prepared by mixing microparticles of zinc-containing calcium phosphate consisting of from 0.6 ppm to 13% by weight of zinc, 33-57% by weight of P2O5, 10-65% by weight of CaO and 0-28% by weight of H2O with a water-miscible or water-immiscible solvent. Such a suspension or particle-solvent mixture system can be used as a therapeutic agent for treating zinc deficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: Atsuo Ito, Makoto Otsuka, Noboru Ichinose, Tokoha Sakurai, Koushirou Fukasawa, Michimasa Kamo