Patents by Inventor Akiko Honda

Akiko Honda has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20040185503
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for screening or identifying therapeutic or prophylactic agents for renal diseases, which comprises assaying a test substance for the activity of up-regulating the expression of fatty acid-binding protein (FABP), and novel mouse proximal renal tubular epithelial cell lines useful therein. The present invention also provides therapeutic or prophylactic agents for renal diseases comprising, as an active ingredient, an agent having activity of up-regulating FABP expression; agents for up-regulating the expression of FABP, and for treating or preventing renal diseases, which comprise a compound having activity of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonist or carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) inhibitor or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Tanabe Seiyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamanouchi, Hiromi Hase, Akiko Honda, Takeshi Sugaya
  • Patent number: 6794154
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for screening or identifying therapeutic or prophylactic agents for renal diseases, which comprises assaying a test substance for the activity of up-regulating the expression of fatty acid-binding protein (FABP), and novel mouse proximal renal tubular epithelial cell lines useful therein. The present invention also provides therapeutic or prophylactic agents for renal diseases comprising, as an active ingredient, an agent having activity of up-regulating FABP expression; agents for up-regulating the expression of FABP, and for treating or preventing renal diseases, which comprise a compound having activity of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonist or carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) inhibitor or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Tanabe Seiyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamanouchi, Hiromi Hase, Akiko Honda, Takeshi Sugaya
  • Publication number: 20030059648
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium for high areal recording density that has excellent thermal fluctuation resistance and recording/reproduction characteristics, and a method of producing the same. The magnetic recording medium includes a glass substrate, an NiP layer having an oxide film on its surface provided on the glass substrate, a ground layer provided on the NiP layer, and a nonmagnetic intermediate layer provided on the ground layer. The magnetic recording medium further includes an exchange layer structure composed of a ferromagnetic layer and a nonmagnetic coupling layer provided on the nonmagnetic intermediate layer, and a magnetic recording layer provided on the exchange layer structure. The oxide film on the NiP layer is formed by introducing a small quantity of oxygen into a vacuum chamber of a sputter device. The formation and oxidation of the NiP layer are conducted at a temperature of not less than 140° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideyuki Akimoto, Kenji Sato, Yuki Yoshida, Masaya Suzuki, Akira Kikuchi, Tohru Horie, Naoya Saito, Akiko Honda
  • Patent number: 5383431
    Abstract: A throttle actuator opens and closes the throttle valve of an engine in response to movement of an accelerator pedal. Throttle opening characteristics which determines a target throttle opening for a given amount of depression of the accelerator pedal is set so that the accelerator depression fluctuation rate is minimized when the power mode is selected and so that the fuel consumption rate is minimized when the economy mode is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nishimura, Akiko Honda