Patents Assigned to Tohoku University
  • Patent number: 11990901
    Abstract: A semiconductor circuit device includes a first clock gating circuit that outputs a first gated clock signal generated from a clock signal and a first enable signal, a non-volatile first flip-flop that operates in response to a clock pulse of the first gated clock signal, an acquisition circuit that acquires data inputted from the first flip-flop according to a second enable signal that enables or disables the acquisition of the data from the first flip-flop, and a power gating circuit that supplies electric power to the first flip-flop and receives the first and second enable signals as power source control signals. The power gating circuit includes a power switch, and supplies the electric power to the first flip-flop by turning ON the power switch when the power source control signals have logical values that enable the clock signal or the acquisition of the data in the acquisition circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ko Yoshikawa, Yitao Ma, Tetsuo Endoh, Osamu Nomura, Li Tao
  • Patent number: 11990316
    Abstract: A plasma-processing apparatus includes a processing container, a stage provided within the processing container, an upper electrode provided above a front surface of the stage, with a space within the processing container interposed therebetween, a waveguide configured to introduce radio-frequency waves in a VHF/UHF band into the space, and a conductive part extending between the outer peripheral portion of the stage and a side wall of the processing container. The stage includes a metal layer. Its outer peripheral portion includes a part of the metal layer. The waveguide includes an end portion from which radio-frequency waves are emitted. The end portion is disposed to face the space. The side wall is grounded. The conductive part is electrically connected to the metal layer and the side wall while extending from the outer peripheral portion toward the side wall so that the radio-frequency waves are introduced into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Masaki Hirayama
  • Patent number: 11986480
    Abstract: Provided is a novel compound or salt thereof that induces degradation by autophagy of an intracellular molecule. In this compound, a ligand having activity to bind to an intracellular molecule and a structure having activity to induce autophagy of an intracellular molecule are linked via a linker without loss of the activity of the ligand and the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hirokazu Arimoto, Kaori Itto, Daiki Takahashi, Nobuo Cho, Hiroshi Nara, Kenichiro Shimokawa, Taiichi Ohra, Shigekazu Sasaki, Naoki Ishii
  • Patent number: 11990259
    Abstract: A rare earth-iron-nitrogen-based magnetic powder according to this invention contains, as main constituent components, a rare-earth element (R), iron (Fe), and nitrogen (N). Moreover, this magnetic powder has an average particle size of 1.0-10.0 ?m, and contains 22.0-30.0 mass % of a rare-earth element (R) and 2.5-4.0 mass % of nitrogen (N). Further, this magnetic powder includes: a core part having any one crystal structure among a Th2Zn17 type, a Th2Ni17 type, and a TbCu7 type; and a shell layer provided on the surface of the core part and having a thickness of 1-30 nm. The shell layer contains a rare-earth element (R) and iron (Fe) so that the R/Fe atomic ratio is 0.3-5.0, and further contains 0-10 at % (exclusive of 0) of nitrogen (N). Furthermore, this magnetic powder contains compound particles composed of a rare-earth element (R) and phosphorus (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sugimoto, Masashi Matsuura, Takashi Ishikawa, Yukinobu Yoneyama
  • Publication number: 20240158430
    Abstract: Provided is a new compound or a salt thereof having improved in vivo efficacy and antitumor activity of a curcumin derivative, and an antitumor activator containing the new compound or the salt thereof as an active ingredient. The compound or a salt thereof is represented by the following general formula. R1 to R4 are substituents selected from a hydrogen atom, a C1-4 lower alkyl group, a hydroxy C1-4 lower alkyl group, a C1-4 lower alkoxy C1-4 lower alkyl group, and a C1-4 lower alkoxy C1-4 lower alkoxy C1-4 lower alkyl group, and R1 to R4 may be the same or different. n is 1 to 6. Sugar is a monosaccharide or a disaccharide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicants: AKITA UNIVERSITY, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SHIBATA, Yoshiharu IWABUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240161354
    Abstract: A physical property map image generation apparatus performs: acquiring, for each pattern of a material, physical property information indicating a physical property quantity for each physical property of a product; and generating a self-organizing map and a physical property map image. A position in a map space and a physical property vector indicating a value related to a physical property quantity for each type of physical properties of the product are assigned to each node on the self-organizing map. On the physical property map image 40, each of the nodes arranged in the map space is represented by a color assigned to that node. For each node, each of two or three base color components of a color assigned to the node is determined based on a value that a physical property vector assigned to that node indicates for a physical property corresponding to that base color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicants: NEC Corporation, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Naoki KUWAMORI, Akihiro MUSA, Yohei TAKIGAWA, Yuka KAZAMA, Yoshihiko SATOU, Hiroaki KOBAYASHI, Gota KIKUGAWA, Tomonaga OKABE, Kazuhiko KOMATSU
  • Patent number: 11981747
    Abstract: An antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof is disclosed. The antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof binds to HER2 expressed on a cancer cell or a fragment of the HER2. A HER2-targeting agent containing any of the antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof, and a pharmaceutical composition containing the HER2-targeting agent are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yukinari Kato, Mika Kaneko, Daisuke Nakayama, Masayuki Kurogi
  • Publication number: 20240152664
    Abstract: A singular material detection apparatus (2000) acquires, for each of a plurality of materials (60), material specification information (10) representing material specifications of the material (60) and physical property information (20) indicating physical properties of a product (70) that can be generated by using the material (60). The singular material detection apparatus (2000) generates a self-organizing map (30) by using the physical property information (20). The singular material detection apparatus (2000) assigns each of pieces of material specification information (10) to one of nodes based on the physical property information (20) corresponding to that piece of the material specification information (10). Then, the singular material detection apparatus (2000) detects, from among the nodes to which the pieces of material specification information (10) are assigned, a singular node located at a singular position in a map space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicants: NEC CORPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Naoki KUWAMORI, Akihiro MUSA, Yohei TAKIGAWA, Yuka KAZAMA, Yoshihiko SATOU, Hiroaki KOBAYASHI, Gota KIKUGAWA, Tomonaga OKABE, Kazuhiko KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20240153158
    Abstract: A map image generation apparatus acquires material specification information representing a material specification of a material and physical property information representing a physical property of a product. The map image generation apparatus generates a self-organizing map by using the physical property information. A position in a map space, and a physical property vector indicating, for each of a plurality of types of physical properties of the product, a value related to a physical property quantity of the physical property are assigned to each of nodes on the self-organizing map. The map image generation apparatus assigns, by using the material specification information, a specification vector indicating a value related to the material specification to each of the nodes. The map image generation apparatus generates a map image in which the nodes are clustered or colored based on the specification vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicants: NEC CORPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Naoki KUWAMORI, Akihiro MUSA, Yohei TAKIGAWA, Yuka KAZAMA, Yoshihiko SATOU, Hiroaki KOBAYASHI, Gota KIKUGAWA, Tomonaga OKABE, Kazuhiko KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20240150842
    Abstract: An oral cancer detection kit includes a reagent that detects methylation in promoter regions of a plurality of types of genes in DNA contained in a sample collected from the oral cavity of a subject. The plurality of types of genes includes KLLN, CASP8, CHFR, and GSTP1. Whether the subject has oral cancer is determined based on information on methylation in the promoter regions provided by the reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Tohoku University
    Inventors: Tomofumi HAMADA, Kazuki MORI, Tsuyoshi SUGIURA
  • Patent number: 11978357
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ulcer model used to practice a procedure including hemorrhage arrest, the ulcer model including a model main body which includes upper and lower surfaces facing each other and a tubular simulated blood vessel path provided between the upper surface and the lower surface and having an inlet opening and an outlet opening. The upper surface includes a ring-shaped raised surface that rises in a thickness direction of the model main body and a simulated ulcer surface that is a recessed bottom surface surrounded by the raised surface. The simulated blood vessel path extends from a part other than the upper surface of the surfaces of the model main body to the simulated ulcer surface or an area in the vicinity of the inside thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: Denka Company Limited, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Akira Miyama, Toru Arai, Takashi Sasaki, Takeshi Kanno, Yularo Arata, Atsushi Masamune
  • Patent number: 11964253
    Abstract: Provided is a production method for core-shell porous silica particles, the production method including: a preparation step of preparing an aqueous solution comprising non-porous silica particles, a cationic surfactant, a basic catalyst, an electrolyte, and an alcohol; a shell precursor formation step at adding a silica source to the aqueous solution to form a shell precursor on a surface of the non-porous silica particles; and a shell formation step of removing the cationic surfactant from the shell precursor to form a porous shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignees: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Nagao, Haruyuki Ishii, Shunho Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20240123427
    Abstract: A method for producing core-shell porous silica particles including: a step of forming a shell precursor by continuously adding a silica source-containing liquid into an aqueous suspension containing non-porous silica particles, a cationic surfactant, a basic catalyst, and an alcohol under conditions that a pH of the reaction system is from 7 to 13 and a pH value change of the reaction system is 1.5/10 min to form a shell precursor on a surface of non-porous silica particles; and a step of forming a porous shell by removing the cationic surfactant from the shell precursor, to form a porous shell; wherein in the step of forming the shell precursor, when a specific surface area of the non-porous silica particles is Xm2/g, a used amount of the non-porous silica particles is Yg, and a used amount of the silica source is Zcm3, Z/(XY) being from 0.01 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicants: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke NAGAO, Keishi SUGA, Chinatsu YOSHIZAWA, Hiroakira DEN
  • Publication number: 20240124986
    Abstract: A method for producing an alkali metal/alkaline earth metal hydroxide includes: subjecting a solution containing RA—COOMB and/or (RA—COO)2MC and water to an electrochemical reaction to cause a Kolbe electrolysis reaction at an anode to generate at least RA—RA, carbon dioxide, and an MB+ ion and/or MC2+ ion; and neutralizing the MB+ ion and/or MC2+ ion by using an OH? ion generated by electrolysis of water at a cathode. RA represents a hydrocarbon group, MB represents an alkali metal, and MC represents an alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kousuke HIROMORI, Naomi KITAKAWA, Keisuke KATAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20240123541
    Abstract: A structure according to an embodiment of the present disclosure include: a first base; a second base disposed to be opposed to the first base; and a bonding layer that is provided between the first base and the second base, and includes, in a layer, a layer including a first metal element and a second metal element, the first metal element having a free energy of oxide formation (?G) of ?330 (kJ/mol of compounds) or more at room temperature and a self-diffusion coefficient (D) of 1×10?55 (m2/s) or more at room temperature, and the second metal element having a free energy of oxide formation (?G) at room temperature smaller than the free energy of oxide formation (?G) at the room temperature of the first metal element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicants: SONY GROUP CORPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shohei ABE, Yuichi TAKAHASHI, Takehito SHIMATSU, Miyuki UOMOTO
  • Patent number: 11963458
    Abstract: Provided are a magnetic tunnel junction dement suppressing diffusion and penetration of constituent elements between a hard mask film, and a magnetic tunnel junction film and a protection layer, and a method for manufacturing the magnetic tunnel junction element. The magnetic tunnel junction element has a configuration in which a non-magnetic insertion layer (7) including Ta or the like is inserted beneath a hard mask layer (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koichi Nishioka, Tetsuo Endoh, Shoji Ikeda, Hiroaki Honjo, Hideo Sato, Sadahiko Miura
  • Patent number: 11959417
    Abstract: A gas turbine (A, B, C) is provided that includes at least a compressor (1), a combustor (2), and a turbine (3) and combusts ammonia serving as fuel in the combustor (2), including a reducing agent supply device (6) configured to supply a reducing agent for reducing nitrogen oxides in a combustion gas to at least one of: a combustion gas flow path between the combustor (2) and the turbine (3); and the turbine (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Hisashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11959161
    Abstract: A copper-based alloy material including a multiphase structure containing a matrix of a ? phase and a precipitation phase of a B2-type crystal structure dispersed in the matrix, where the copper-based alloy material includes a composition containing 8.6 to 12.6% by mass of Al, 2.9 to 8.9% by mass of Mn, 3.2 to 10.0% by mass of Ni, and Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: FURUKAWA TECHNO MATERIAL CO., LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sumio Kise, Fumiyoshi Yamashita, Misato Fujii, Koji Ishikawa, Ryosuke Kainuma, Toshihiro Omori, Nobuyasu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11954546
    Abstract: Provided is a structure for individual authentication in which a pillar pattern region including a plurality of nanopillars formed of synthetic quartz glass is formed on at least a part of a surface portion of a synthetic quartz glass substrate. In the pillar pattern region, the nanopillars have an indentation elastic modulus of 35 to 100 GPa as measured by a nanoindentation method, and the nanopillars are plastically deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masao Ando, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Masaki Takeuchi, Masaru Nakagawa, Shunya Ito
  • Patent number: 11952508
    Abstract: Provided are ITO particles having a non-rectangular parallelepiped shape and an aligned crystal orientation inside particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Muramatsu, Kiyoshi Kanie, Ryoko Suzuki