Patents by Inventor Akio Sugihara

Akio Sugihara 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: 20200323111
    Abstract: A loose component supply device including component support member 150 configured to support components in a scattered state; and component supply apparatus 88 configured to store components and discharge components towards the component support member from discharge opening 98, wherein, in the component supply apparatus, conveyor belt 112 is arranged between storage section 100 that stores components and a discharge opening so as to extend diagonally upwards from the storage section on the side on which the discharge section is provided. Components housed in the housing section are discharged from the discharge opening towards the component support member by being conveyed by the conveyor belt. The component supply apparatus is removably mounted on the mounting section. Thus, because components are not discharged from the discharge opening unless the conveyor is operated, components do not fall from the discharge opening when the component supply apparatus is mounted on or removed from the mounting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio SUGIHARA, Hiromi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200305316
    Abstract: A component supply device including a stage on which electronic components are scattered; a contacting section at a height so as to contact the electronic components on the stage; a slide device to relatively slide the stage and the contacting section; a dropping opening to allow the electronic components scattered on the stage caught by the contacting section to drop in accordance with the relative movement of the stage and the contacting section by the slide device; and a wall at a side opposite to a side of the dropping opening at which the electronic components scattered on the stage drop. The contacting section is provided to extend in a direction perpendicular to a sliding direction by the slide device, and at least a portion of the contacting section is inclined with respect to a straight direction along the sliding direction and an upper surface of the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru MATSUMOTO, Tsuyoshi HAMANE, Akio SUGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20200170154
    Abstract: A loose component supply device in which a stage on which components are scattered is imaged by an imaging device and the area of the stage imaged by the imaging device is divided into 20×20 blocks. A difference value between first imaging data that is imaging data of the stage without any components loaded and second imaging data that is imaging data of the stage after component supply has been started and components replenished onto the stage is calculated for each block. If the difference value is equal to or greater than a threshold value, it is determined that a component is present in the block, and if it is determined that the quantity of blocks for which it is determined that a component is present is equal to or less than a set quantity, components are replenished to the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akio SUGIHARA
  • Patent number: 9198904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for oral administration comprising a modified release portion containing tamsulosin or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and an immediate release portion containing solifenacin or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and a hydrophilic substance. In the pharmaceutical composition, the dissolution rate of each drug (in particular, solifenacin contained in the immediate release portion) is similar to those of the current single drug formulations, and the maximum percentage of drag dissolution of each drug (in particular, solifenacin contained in the immediate release portion) is 90% or more. Therefore, the pharmaceutical composition is a single formulation (i.e., a combined formulation) with a bioavailability equivalent to those of the current single drug formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ASTELLAS PHARMA INC.
    Inventors: Takehiko Yasuji, Noriyuki Kinoshita, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Shuuya Kawahama, Kazuhiro Sako, Akio Sugihara
  • Patent number: 8039482
    Abstract: A solid pharmaceutical preparation of solifenacin or a salt thereof, the preparation being stable and inhibited from decomposing with time when supplied to clinical fields. In a pharmaceutical preparation containing solifenacin or a salt thereof, the compound in an amorphous form was revealed to be causative of cardinal-drug decomposition with time. The composition for a solid pharmaceutical preparation of solifenacin or a salt thereof contains solifenacin or its salt each in a crystalline from, and the content provided are: a process for producing the composition; and a medicinal composition for solid pharmaceutical preparations which contains solifenacin and an amorphization inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Sugihara, Takehiko Yasuji, Katsuhiro Masaki, Daisuke Murayama
  • Publication number: 20110065746
    Abstract: A solid pharmaceutical preparation of solifenacin or a salt thereof, the preparation being stable and inhibited from decomposing with time when supplied to clinical fields. In a pharmaceutical preparation containing solifenacin or a salt thereof, the compound in an amorphous form was revealed to be causative of cardinal-drug decomposition with time. The composition for a solid pharmaceutical preparation of solifenacin or a salt thereof contains solifenacin or its salt each in a crystalline from, and the content provided are: a process for producing the composition; and a medicinal composition for solid pharmaceutical preparations which contains solifenacin and an amorphization inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Akio SUGIHARA, Takehiko Yasuji, Katsuhiro Masaki, Daisuke Murayama
  • Publication number: 20100233260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for oral administration comprising a modified release portion containing tamsulosin or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and an immediate release portion containing solifenacin or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and a hydrophilic substance. In the pharmaceutical composition, the dissolution rate of each drug (in particular, solifenacin contained in the immediate release portion) is similar to those of the current single drug formulations, and the maximum percentage of drag dissolution of each drug (in particular, solifenacin contained in the immediate release portion) is 90% or more. Therefore, the pharmaceutical composition is a single formulation (i.e., a combined formulation) with a bioavailability equivalent to those of the current single drug formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiko Yasuji, Noriyuki Kinoshita, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Shuuya Kawahama, Kazuhiro Sako, Akio Sugihara
  • Patent number: 7794748
    Abstract: This invention is aimed to provide a stabilized formulation of ramosetron or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof under a temperature/humidity condition, especially at a low content and relates to a stable oral solid drug composition of ramosetron or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which is characterized by containing one or two or more members selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic carboxylic acid or an ester thereof, a hydroxycarboxylic acid or an ester thereof, an acidic amino acid, an enolic acid, an aromatic carboxyl compound or an ester thereof, and a carboxyl group-containing high-molecular substance, and to a stabilization method of the same. Also, this invention relates to a therapeutic agent of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome containing from 0.002 to 0.02 mg of ramosetron hydrochloride as a daily dose or an equivalent molar amount of ramosetron or its pharmaceutically acceptable other salt as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Sugihara, Katsuhiro Masaki, Takehiko Yasuji
  • Publication number: 20090035372
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a sized product, which contains a drug, polyethylene oxide with a molecular weight of 2,000,000 or higher, and a specific size controlling agent for polyethylene oxide (substance with the appropriate plasticity and binding force) and wherein at least the above-mentioned specific size controlling agent is uniformly dispersed in the above-mentioned polyethylene oxide, a controlled-release pharmaceutical composition containing this sized product, and a method of manufacturing a controlled-release pharmaceutical composition containing this sized product. A controlled-release pharmaceutical composition with good uniformity of content can be presented by using powder particles of polyethylene oxide with powder properties suitable for tableting, which is obtained by uniform dispersion of the specific size controlling agent for polyethylene oxide of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Sugihara, Kazuhiro Sako, Toyohiro Sawada
  • Patent number: 7442387
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a sized product, which contains a drug, polyethylene oxide with a molecular weight of 2,000,000 or higher, and a specific size controlling agent for polyethylene oxide (substance with the appropriate plasticity and binding force) and wherein at least the above-mentioned specific size controlling agent is uniformly dispersed in the above-mentioned polyethylene oxide, a controlled-release pharmaceutical composition containing this sized product, and a method of manufacturing a controlled-release pharmaceutical composition containing this sized product. A controlled-release pharmaceutical composition with good uniformity of content can be presented by using powder particles of polyethtylene oxide with powder properties suitable for tableting, which is obtained by uniform dispersion of the specific size controlling agent for polyethylene oxide of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Sugihara, Kazuhiro Sako, Toyohiro Sawada
  • Publication number: 20080039516
    Abstract: A solid pharmaceutical preparation of solifenacin or a salt thereof, the preparation being stable and inhibited from decomposing with time when supplied to clinical fields. In a pharmaceutical preparation containing solifenacin or a salt thereof, the compound in an amorphous form was revealed to be causative of cardinal-drug decomposition with time. The composition for a solid pharmaceutical preparation of solifenacin or a salt thereof contains solifenacin or its salt each in a crystalline from, and the content provided are: a process for producing the composition; and a medicinal composition for solid pharmaceutical preparations which contains solifenacin and an amorphization inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Akio Sugihara, Takehiko Yasuji, Katsuhiro Masaki, Daisuke Murayama
  • Patent number: 7220873
    Abstract: This invention provides monoglycerides containing a conjugated fatty acid, and a process for producing the above described conjugated fatty acid containing monoglycerides in which all kinds of lipases can be used as catalysts. This invention relate to monoglycerides containing a conjugated fatty acid (preferably in an amount of 50% or more of fatty acids). This invention also relates to a process for producing the conjugated fatty acid containing monoglycerides, in which the conjugated fatty acid containing a free fatty acid and glycerol are subjected to the reaction of esterification, or of esterification and glycerolysis in the presence of lipase as a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignees: The Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd., Osaka Municipal Government
    Inventors: Yoshie Yamauchi, Takaya Yamamoto, Kentaro Tsutsumi, Yuji Shimada, Yomi Watanabe, Akio Sugihara, Yoshio Tominaga
  • Publication number: 20050026981
    Abstract: This invention is aimed to provide a stabilized formulation of ramosetron or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof under a temperature/humidity condition, especially at a low content and relates to a stable oral solid drug composition of ramosetron or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which is characterized by containing one or two or more members selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic carboxylic acid or an ester thereof, a hydroxycarboxylic acid or an ester thereof, an acidic amino acid, an enolic acid, an aromatic carboxyl compound or an ester thereof, and a carboxyl group-containing high-molecular substance, and to a stabilization method of the same. Also, this invention relates to a therapeutic agent of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome containing from 0.002 to 0.02 mg of ramosetron hydrochloride as a daily dose or an equivalent molar amount of ramosetron or its pharmaceutically acceptable other salt as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Applicant: Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Sugihara, Katsuhiro Masaki, Takehiko Yasuji
  • Publication number: 20040213845
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a sized product, which contains a drug, polyethylene oxide with a molecular weight of 2,000,000 or higher, and a specific size controlling agent for polyethylene oxide (substance with the appropriate plasticity and binding force) and wherein at least the above-mentioned specific size controlling agent is uniformly dispersed in the above-mentioned polyethylene oxide, a controlled-release pharmaceutical composition containing this sized product, and a method of manufacturing a controlled-release pharmaceutical composition containing this sized product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Sugihara, Kazuhiro Sako, Toyohiro Sawada
  • Publication number: 20040115758
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a process for purifying a crude xanthophyll which is characterized by acting a lipase on the crude xanthophyll, which is obtained by extracting algae with a solvent, in the present of water under an acidic condition without adjusting the pH whereupon the contaminating neutral lipids (mono-, di- and triglycerides) are selectively hydrolyzed, subjecting the lipase-treated liquor to oil/water separation and removing free fatty acids from the oil layer fractioned thereby elevating the content of xanthophyll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Yuji Shimada, Toshihiro Nagao, Akio Sugihara, Yoshio Tominaga, Heiji Ikushima, Tadashi Hukami, Hisato Ikai
  • Publication number: 20030130533
    Abstract: This invention provides monoglycerides containing a conjugated fatty acid, and a process for producing the above described conjugated fatty acid containing monoglycerides in which all kinds of lipases can be used as catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: Rinoru Oil Mills Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshie Yamauchi, Takaya Yamamoto, Kentaro Tsutsumi, Yuji Shimada, Yomi Watanabe, Akio Sugihara, Yoshio Tominaga