Patents Assigned to National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Patent number: 10626404
    Abstract: The present invention provides information on a mutant xylose isomerase gene and a mutant protein with which it is possible to impart high xylose metabolic capacity to budding yeast. Also provided is a yeast strain having the mutant xylose isomerase gene. Additionally provided is an efficient method for producing a useful substance using the yeast strain. The present invention provides mutant Clostridium-phytofermentans-derived xylose isomerase (CpXI) having high xylose metabolic activity, the CpXI comprising an amino acid sequence corresponding to an amino acid sequence in which the number 63 threonine of SEQ ID NO: 11 of CpXI is substituted by isoleucine, leucine, glycine, or histidine and/or the number 162 valine is substituted by alanine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Taisuke Seike, Kazuhiro Fujimori, Yosuke Kobayashi, Takehiko Sahara, Satoru Ohgiya, Yoichi Kamagata
  • Publication number: 20200115512
    Abstract: Provided is a cross-linked rubber that can improve long-term sealing properties of a seal member in high-temperature and high-pressure environments. The cross-linked rubber is obtained through cross-linking of a cross-linkable rubber composition containing a fluororubber, carbon black, one or more carbon nanotubes, and an organic peroxide cross-linker, and has a 50% modulus of 5 MPa or more, a compression set (230° C., 500 hours) of 80% or less, and a rate of change of elongation at break between before and after a heat aging test (230° C., 72 hours) of not less than ?10% and not more than 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: ZEON CORPORATION, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Masaaki KOMATSU, Anna KOMATSU, Seisuke ATA, Kenji HATA, Shigeki TOMONOH
  • Publication number: 20200116773
    Abstract: [Problem] The object of the present invention is to provide a static electricity distribution-visualizing material, a static electricity-visualizing film, a static electricity distribution-visualizing device, and a static electricity distribution-visualizing method, which can visualize a charged state to be seen with naked eyes so as to intuitively understand a static electricity distribution. [Solution] A static electricity distribution-visualizing material is manufactured so as to contain at least one of a fluorescent substance, a luminescent substance, an electroluminescent substance, a fractoluminescent substance, a photochromic substance, an afterglow substance, a photostimulated luminescent substance and a mechanoluminescent substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Nao TERASAKI, Kazuya KIKUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20200118722
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is that in samarium-iron-nitrogen magnet powder, a non-magnetic phase is formed on a surface of the samarium-iron-nitrogen magnet phase, and an arithmetic mean roughness Ra of the surface is 3.5 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Shusuke OKADA, Kenta TAKAGI, Yasushi ENOKIDO, Yoshinori FUJIKAWA, Ryuji HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10622115
    Abstract: A first object is to provide a conductive film which is flexible from the standpoint that bending in a bending test or the like does not largely change its electrical resistance. Provided is a process for producing a flexible conductive film including applying a solution or dispersion containing at least any one of metal organic compounds, metals, and metal oxides onto a base material and treating the resulting film by at least either one of a heating step at a temperature not deteriorating the base material or an irradiation step with ultraviolet light, microwaves, or plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tsuchiya, Yuuko Uzawa, Tomohiko Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10614830
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program for estimation of a target value, which can change the aggregation of estimation results based on the degrees of confidence, taking the nature of an input observation signal into consideration. An unknown observation signal is input to a plurality of regression models. A plurality of estimated values are respectively obtained by a plurality of regression models corresponding to the plurality of features of the unknown observation signal. A target value of the unknown observation signal is estimated by aggregation of the target values. The estimating section calculates weights to be added the estimation results output from the regression models, based on the degrees of confidence with respect to the inputs into the regression models. A target value of the unknown observation signal is estimated through the aggregation by calculating a weighted sum of the estimation results output from the regression models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Satoru Fukayama, Masataka Goto
  • Publication number: 20200105446
    Abstract: A samarium-iron-bismuth-nitrogen-based magnet powder includes: a main phase including samarium, iron, and bismuth, wherein a ratio of bismuth to a total amount of samarium, iron, and bismuth is less than or equal to 3.0 at %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicants: TDK Corporation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ryuji HASHIMOTO, Yasushi Enokido, Shusuke Okada, Kenta Takagi
  • Patent number: 10608164
    Abstract: A piezoelectric thin film composed of aluminum nitride and which contains magnesium and 31 to 120 atomic percent of niobium relative to 100 atomic percent of the magnesium, and the total content of the magnesium and the niobium relative to the total sum of contents of the magnesium, the niobium and the aluminum nitride falls within the range of 10 to 67 atomic percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Keiichi Umeda, Atsushi Honda, Morito Akiyama, Keiko Nishikubo, Toshimi Nagase
  • Patent number: 10608136
    Abstract: [Problem] The present invention provides a method for bonding semiconductor elements while assuring excellent electric conductivity and transparency at an interface, and a junction structure according to the bonding method. The present invention also provides a method for bonding semiconductor elements wherein excellent electric conductivity is assured at an interface and optical characteristics favorable for element characteristics can be designed, and a junction structure according to the bonding method. [Solution] Electrically conductive nano particles which are not covered with organic molecules are arrayed on a surface of one semiconductor element without causing optical loss, and another semiconductor element is pressure-bonded thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hidenori Mizuno, Kikuo Makita
  • Patent number: 10604698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organic light up-conversion material in a solid state that realizes high light up-conversion efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kenji Kamada, Kenji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200078280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultraviolet reflecting agent composition or a water repellent agent composition, which contains at least one compound selected from among 2-pentacosanone, 2-heptacosanone, 2-nonacosanone, tetracosanal, hexacosanal, octacosanal and triacontanal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture
    Inventors: Ryo Futahashi, Migaku Kawaguchi, Takahiko Hariyama, Yumi Yamahama, Daisuke Ishii, Shunsuke Yajima, Ryouka Miki, Naoki Mori
  • Publication number: 20200079985
    Abstract: To provide a fluid composition and a refrigerant composition having flammability suppressed; and an air conditioner in which restrictions in order to inhibit combustion of the refrigerant composition are reduced and it is thereby possible to omit or simplify measures for inhibiting combustion of the refrigerant composition. The fluid composition is either a composition (I) comprising at least one component (A) selected from the group consisting of alkanes, halogenated alkanes and alkenes and at least one component (B) selected from halogenated alkenes, or a composition (II) (excluding the composition (I)) comprising two or more ingredients (B) selected from halogenated alkenes. The fluid composition has a combustion inhibiting effect as defined by ?100×{(measured maximum burning velocity)?(estimated maximum burning velocity)}/(estimated maximum burning velocity), of at least 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: AGC Inc., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hidekazu OKAMOTO, Hiroki HAYAMIZU, Katsuya UENO, Hirokazu TAKAGI, Masato FUKUSHIMA, Kenji TAKIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200079803
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for producing an oligosiloxane and an oligosiloxane synthesizer, by which an oligosiloxane can be efficiently produced. An oligosiloxane can be efficiently produced by the method for producing an oligosiloxane, which includes a condensation step for generating a hydrosiloxane having a structure represented by the following Formula (d) by reacting an alkoxysilane having a structure represented by the following Formula (b) with a hydrosilane having a structure represented by the following Formula (c) in the presence of a boron compound having Lewis acidity, and a hydrosilylation step for generating an alkoxysiloxane having a structure represented by the following Formula (f) by reacting the hydrosiloxane having the structure represented by Formula (d) generated in the condensation step with a carbonyl compound represented by the following Formula (E) in the presence of a boron compound having Lewis acidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kazuhiro MATSUMOTO, Kazuhiko SATO, Shigeru SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20200083578
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector-attached dielectric waveguide that allows the dielectric waveguide to be easily connectable with an opposite component and is capable of forming a connection structure exhibiting low transmission and return losses of a high frequency signal. The connector-attached dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide and a connector. The dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide body and a dielectric waveguide end. The dielectric waveguide end has a smaller cross-sectional area than the dielectric waveguide body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIMOTO, Dai FUKAMI, Taku YAMANAKA, Tomohiro IKEDA, Masahiro HORIBE, Yuto KATO
  • Publication number: 20200061007
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a growth inhibitor for cancer stem cells resistant to existing anticancer drug therapies, which growth inhibitor acts on the cells through growth inhibition and apoptosis. The growth inhibitor for cancer stem cells contains a retinoid agonist, preferably tamibarotene, alone or in combination with a rexinoid agonist, preferably bexarotene, as an effective component(s). The growth inhibitor for cancer stem cells enhances the effects of various anticancer drugs when the growth inhibitor is used in combination with the anticancer drugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, TMRC Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira KURISAKI, Ying Ying WANG, Hitomi TAKADA, Hisao EKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200067120
    Abstract: An electrolyte of a solid oxide cell is required to be capable of suppressing both gas cross-leak and electron leak. In addition, it is important from the viewpoint of a reduction in material costs and in the electric resistance of the electrolyte that the electrolyte is made into a thin film and that no expensive noble metal is used. The present invention provides a thin-film-shaped proton conducting electrolyte capable of suppressing both gas cross-leak and electron leak, a solid oxide cell using the proton conducting electrolyte, and a manufacturing method for the proton conducting electrolyte and the solid oxide cell. A proton conducting electrolyte using an oxide material having proton conductivity is provided. The proton conducting electrolyte includes a first portion containing Me (Me=at least any one of Ti, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu), and a second portion different in Me content from the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SHIMADA, Toshiaki YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10566655
    Abstract: There are provided a solid electrolyte material having high density and ion conductivity, and an all solid lithium ion secondary battery using the solid electrolyte material. The solid electrolyte material has a garnet-related structure which has a chemical composition represented by Li7-x-yLa3Zr2-x-yTaxNbyO12 (0?x?0.8, 0.2?y?1, and 0.2?x+y?1) and relative density of 99% or greater, and belongs to a cubic system. The solid electrolyte material has lithium ion conductivity which is equal to or greater than 1.0×10?3 S/cm. The solid electrolyte material has a lattice constant a which satisfies 1.28 nm?a?1.30 nm, and has a lithium ion which occupies only two or more 96h sites in a crystal structure. The all solid lithium ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a solid electrolyte. The solid electrolyte includes the solid electrolyte material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kunimitsu Kataoka, Chika Takamori, Haruo Ishizaki, Junji Akimoto
  • Patent number: 10562223
    Abstract: An imprint device according to the present invention is provided with a supply device that supplies a plurality of condensable gases, which have different saturated vapor pressures, at a fixed ratio by a first condensable gas tank (6) and a control valve (6a) and a second condensable gas tank (6) and a control valve (7a) when a concave portion formed in a mold is transferred in an atmosphere of a condensable gas, which condenses at a temperature and a pressure in the concave portion, the concave portion being sealed by a resist layer that enters into the concave portion formed in the mold (3). The imprint device makes it possible to prevent resist filling failure caused by capillary condensation and to adjust pattern line width and shape by using the same mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kenta Suzuki, SungWon Youn, Hiroshi Hiroshima
  • Publication number: 20200052193
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the invention, a magnetic element includes a first magnetic layer and a first nonmagnetic layer. An angle ?0 between a first direction and the magnetization direction of the first magnetic layer satisfies 0°<?0<90° or 90°<?0<180° in a state in which neither a voltage nor a magnetic field is substantially applied to the first magnetic layer; and the first direction is from the first nonmagnetic layer toward the first magnetic layer. A resistance·area of the first nonmagnetic layer is 10 ?·?m2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Rie MATSUMOTO, Takayuki NOZAKI, Shinji YUASA, Hiroshi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200045388
    Abstract: Provided are an optical communication device and an optical communication system capable of preventing the costs of equipment from increasing for an optical communication network constructed including devices provided by different vendors or devices of different generations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyo ISHII, Shu NAMIKI, Shigeyuki YANAGIMACHI, Hitoshi TAKESHITA, Akio TAJIMA