Patents Assigned to National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Publication number: 20220305505
    Abstract: Provided in the present disclosure is a spray ionization device comprising: a first tube that has a first flow path in which a liquid can flow, the first tube having a first outlet on one end thereof from which the liquid is sprayed; a second tube that surrounds the first tube with a gap therebetween and has a second flow path in which a gas can flow, the second tube having a second outlet on the one end thereof and the second flow path being defined by the outer peripheral surface of the first tube and the inner peripheral surface of the second tube; and an electrode contacting the liquid flowing through the first flow path, the electrode being able to apply a voltage to the liquid by means of a power source connected to the electrode, wherein charged droplets of the liquid can be sprayed from the second outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Shinichiro Fujii, Kazumi Inagaki, Shinichi Miyashita
  • Patent number: 11453057
    Abstract: A samarium-iron-nitrogen alloy powder according to one embodiment of the present invention is characterized in that a value obtained by dividing the hydrogen content of the samarium-iron-nitrogen alloy powder by the BET specific surface area of the samarium-iron-nitrogen alloy powder is less than or equal to 400 ppm/(m2/g), and a value obtained by dividing the oxygen content of the samarium-iron-nitrogen alloy powder by the BET specific surface area of the samarium-iron-nitrogen alloy powder is less than or equal to 11,000 ppm/(m2/g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Shusuke Okada, Kazuyuki Suzuki, Kenta Takagi, Kimihiro Ozaki, Yasushi Enokido
  • Publication number: 20220298499
    Abstract: An artificial gene has a 15N abundance exceeding a natural abundance in bases of at least a portion of DNA. A method for mutating a gene includes a first step of producing a state in which 15N is unevenly distributed into a prescribed DNA in a living cell; and a second step of irradiation with a proton beam at an energy at which the 15N produces a resonant nuclear reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA
    Inventors: Yasushi IWATA, Kanako TOMITA, Iwane SUZUKI, Ryo MORIOKA, Tianjing YANG
  • Patent number: 11451211
    Abstract: A gallium nitride structure that includes: a substrate; a gallium nitride layer opposed to the substrate and containing gallium nitride as a main component thereof; and a first electrode between the gallium nitride layer and the substrate. The first electrode includes at least one hafnium layer containing a single metal of hafnium as a main component thereof, and the at least one hafnium layer is in contact with the gallium nitride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Keiichi Umeda, Takaaki Mizuno, Yasuhiro Aida, Masato Uehara, Toshimi Nagase, Morito Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11448634
    Abstract: An analysis apparatus (100) includes an image acquisition unit (110) and an analysis unit (120). The image acquisition unit (110) acquires image data of a microfossil in a sample collected from a stratum. The analysis unit (120) analyzes the image data acquired by the image acquisition unit (110) using a machine learning result to analyze a taxon or kind of the microfossil in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: NEC CORPORATION, JAPAN AGENCY FOR MARINE-EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOCHI UNIVERSITY, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yousuke Taira, Naoki Kuwamori, Tatsuhiko Hoshino, Jonaotaro Onodera, Tatsuhiko Yamaguchi, Kyoko Tomioka, Takuya Itaki
  • Patent number: 11445957
    Abstract: A physiological condition assessing method includes: acquiring a driving-time physiological data measured when a subject is driving a vehicle; acquiring a driving-characteristic data indicating driving characteristics; acquiring a period driving-time physiological data, a period driving-characteristic data and period non-driving-time physiological data corresponding to a first period including the measurement time point of the driving-time physiological data and the measurement time point of the driving-characteristic data, and a second period having a different length to the first period; generating a driving-time physiological feature from the driving-time physiological data and the period driving-time physiological data; generating a driving-characteristic feature; generating a non-driving-time physiological feature quantity; and assessing a physiological condition of the subject, from the non-driving-time physiological feature and at least one of the driving-time physiological feature and the driving-char
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hidehiko Komine, Satoshi Kitazaki, Motoyuki Akamatsu
  • Publication number: 20220291153
    Abstract: An orientation degree distribution analysis method of the present invention includes steps of: inputting crystal structure information of an object to be measured, information on an intensity ratio of each diffraction peak and a crystal plane corresponding to each diffraction peak by X-ray diffraction measurement, information on a diffraction range and diffraction sensitivity, and an intensity ratio of each diffraction peak of a randomly oriented sample to a main storage device; calculating an angle formed by an orientation plane and a crystal plane corresponding to the diffraction peak of interest from the information stored in the main storage device in the step; calculating an existence ratio and storing the existence ratio in the main storage device; setting an orientation degree distribution function; and calculating an orientation degree distribution from the information of the input step and the calculation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Rikio SODA, Kimihiro OZAKI
  • Patent number: 11440800
    Abstract: The invention has for its object to provide an aqueous solution for structural separation capable of acting on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) having a specific structure thereby separating them with high accuracy, a separation and recovery method capable of allowing the aqueous solution to act on CNTs having a specific structure thereby separating and recovering them, and CNTs obtained by the separation and recovery method. According to the invention, it is possible to separate CNTs having a specific structure with high accuracy by solubilizing lithocholic acid or a lithocolic acid isomer that has high hydrophobicity and is insoluble in water by itself, and a carbon nanotube obtained by using an aqueous solution containing lithocholic acid or a lithocholic acid isomer, each solubilized, as an aqueous solution for structural separation of CNTs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takeshi Tanaka, Yohei Yomogida, Hiromichi Kataura
  • Publication number: 20220283083
    Abstract: Disclosed is an analytical method for analyzing a test substance contained in a measurement sample, the method comprising: generating a data set based on a plurality of optical spectra acquired from a plurality of locations in the measurement sample; inputting the data set into a deep learning algorithm having a neural network structure; and outputting information on the test substance, on the basis of an analytical result from the deep learning algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: SYSMEX CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Masaya OKADA, Yuki SHIMAOKA, Shigeki IWANAGA, Kazuki BANDO, Katsumasa FUJITA, Yasunori NAWA, Satoshi FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20220282296
    Abstract: Provided is a means for increasing mannosylerythritol lipid (MEL) production efficiency. The present invention is a mannosylerythritol-lipid-producing microorganism transformed with an expression vector having a gene that encodes a lipase under the control of E5Pgap promoter or E5Ptef promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomotake MORITA, Azusa SAIKA, Hideaki KOIKE, Tokuma FUKUOKA, Dai KITAMOTO, Tomohiro SUGAHARA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Atsushi SOGABE
  • Publication number: 20220283154
    Abstract: Disclosed is a preparation method for preparing a measurement sample comprising an aggregate of metal nanoparticles having an analyte bound thereto, the preparation method comprising: contacting the analyte with a linker to bind the analyte to the linker; and contacting the linker that has been bound to the analyte with the metal nanoparticles to bind the linker to the metal nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: SYSMEX CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yuki SHIMAOKA, Masaya Okada, Shigeki Iwanaga, Kazuki Bando, Katsumasa Fujita, Yasunori Nawa, Satoshi Fujita
  • Patent number: 11435334
    Abstract: To give reliability to statistical data on samples as discrete materials, a required sample-number determination device includes: a required sample number for each class acquisition unit configured to acquire a required sample number for each class Ni by the following Equation (1) based on a proportion P{circumflex over (?)}i, that is a ratio of the number of samples in each class to the number of the samples in the population; a temporary required sample number acquisition unit configured to acquire a temporary required sample number Nr, which may be a maximum value among the required sample numbers for each class Ni; and a required sample number determination unit configured to determine the temporary required sample number Nr as a true required sample number when the sample number reaches the temporary required sample number Nr or more, [ Mathematical ? ? 1 ] ? N i = ( K P ? i ) 2 ? P ^ i ? ( 1 - P ^ i ) ( 1 ) in Equation (1), ?i denotes a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takao Ueda, Tatsuya Oki
  • Publication number: 20220278267
    Abstract: Provided is a sheet-shape electrostatic sound pressure-electrical signal conversion device that is three-dimensionally deformable and has a low drive voltage. The sound pressure-electrical signal conversion device includes a polymer sheet sandwiched between a pair of electrodes facing each other, the polymer sheet is a dielectric film, at least one of the electrodes includes an insulating flexible substrate having a plurality of through-holes and a plurality of conductive fibers having one end fixed to the flexible substrate with a pressure sensitive adhesive, electrical conduction in an in-plane direction is formed by contact between the conductive fibers, the conductive fibers are vibrated by giving an electrical signal to the pair of electrodes or the conductive fibers are vibrated by receiving sound pressure to cause the pair of electrodes to output an electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Manabu Yoshida, Naoki Shirakawa, Nobuko Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20220275414
    Abstract: Provided is a means for efficiently producing a monoacyl MEL. This means comprises culturing a monoacyl-MEL-producing microorganism in the presence of a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomotake MORITA, Azusa SAIKA, Tokuma FUKUOKA, Dai KITAMOTO, Tomohiro SUGAHARA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Atsushi SOGABE
  • Patent number: 11427620
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a transmission-blocking vaccine using an immunogenic protein which is specifically expressed in the oocyst stage of malaria parasites or a peptide fragment thereof, and an oral transmission-blocking vaccine capable of immunizing various animals involved in the malaria infectious cycle with such a vaccine. The present invention relates to a malaria transmission-blocking vaccine for oral administration containing an immunogenic protein derived from malaria parasite which is specifically expressed in the oocyst stage of malaria parasites or a peptide fragment thereof, and a method of blocking the transmission of malaria using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: Hokusan Co., Ltd., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, School Juridical Person The Kitasato Institute
    Inventors: Noriko Tabayashi, Toru Gotanda, Hanae Sasaki, Noriko Itchoda, Uiko Kagaya, Takeshi Matsumura, Akira Ito, Hiromi Ikadai
  • Publication number: 20220260527
    Abstract: An ion analyzer for analyzing product ions generated by irradiating precursor ions derived from a sample component with radicals, the ion analyzer including a reaction chamber 2, a radical supply unit 5, 6 configured to generate radicals and supply the radicals to the reaction chamber, a radical temperature acquisition unit 911, 912 configured to acquire a temperature of the radicals to be supplied to the reaction chamber, a standard substance supply unit 11 configured to supply a predetermined amount of predetermined precursor ions to the reaction chamber, the predetermined precursor ions being generated from a standard substance whose activation energy of a reaction in which the radicals attach to the standard substance is known, an ion measurement unit 92 configured to measure an amount of predetermined product ions generated from the precursor ions derived from the standard substance by the reaction with the radicals, a reactive radical amount calculation unit 93 configured to obtain an amount of reactive
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: Shimadzu Corporation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hidenori TAKAHASHI, Daiki ASAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220259634
    Abstract: This invention is intended to identify a gene cluster involved in biosynthesis of a cyclic peptide compound produced by a filamentous fungus of the Curvularia species and to establish a system for synthesizing such cyclic peptide compound. The gene is composed of a first module to a tenth module and encodes a protein having activity of synthesizing a nonribosomal peptide constituting a basic peptide backbone of a cyclic peptide compound produced by a filamentous fungus of the Curvularia species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi KUBO, Masayuki MACHIDA, Maiko UMEMURA, Keietsu ABE, Akira YOSHIMI, Tomonori FUJIOKA, Shigenari YAMAGUCHI, Kiyoshi KAWAI
  • Patent number: 11415613
    Abstract: An optical waveguide 1, an optical waveguide 2 are formed on a substrate 3 to be crossed with each other, modulator electrodes 11, 12, 13 and 14 are arranged along the optical waveguides 1, 2, and antennas 21, 22, 23, 24 (i.e., square patch antennas having an approximately same shape) are arranged around four corners of the square shape. The modulator electrode 11 is energized from the antenna 21 and the antenna 22, the modulator electrode 12 is energized from the antenna 24 and the antenna 23, the modulator electrode 13 is energized from the antenna 21 and the antenna 24, and the modulator electrode 14 is energized from the antenna 22 and the antenna 23. The light wave propagating through the optical waveguide 1 is modulated by an electric field of Y-direction, and the light wave propagating through the optical waveguide 2 is modulated by an electric field of X-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: MIE University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, SEIKOH GIKEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murata, Satoru Kurokawa, Yoshikazu Toba, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 11415500
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a particulate observation device using light scattering, which includes a means for determining the three-dimensional position of a particle, and can measure an accurate particle size or impart various properties of same. The present invention is characterized by including a position determination means which captures, with an optical microscope, an image of light scattered from particles in a dispersion medium to which laser light is emitted, and determines a three-dimensional position of each particle from the obtained two dimensional image, wherein the position determination obtains two-dimensional coordinates along the two-dimensional image from luminescent point positions of the particles, and determines the depth position along a coordinate axis vertical to the two-dimensional image from the diameters of diffraction fringes of the luminescent points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Haruhisa Kato, Yusuke Matsuura, Ayako Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220250102
    Abstract: A spray ionization device is provided with: a first tube body having a first flow channel through which a first fluid can flow, and having, at one end thereof, a first outlet for spraying the first liquid; a second tube body having a second flow channel through which a second fluid can flow, and having, at one end thereof, a second outlet for spraying the second liquid; an outer tube that has a gas flow channel through which a gas can flow, the outer tube having, at one end thereof, a spray port that is covered with a porous member; and an electrode that is provided between the first flow channel, the second channel, and the first outlet or the second outlet and the porous member, the electrode allowing for a voltage to be applied to the first liquid and/or the second liquid by a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Shinichiro Fujii, Kazumi Inagaki, Shinichi Miyashita