Patents by Inventor Akio Uchida

Akio Uchida 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: 20100113273
    Abstract: There are provided an antidesiccant containing a nucleic acid as an active ingredient which codes for a heat shock protein originating from a salt tolerant cyanobacteria, an antidesiccant containing a nucleic acid which codes for a protein selected from a protein/enzyme relating to a photonic synthesis control, a protein/enzyme controlling the size of a plant body, a protein/enzyme promoting extension of a root, a protein/enzyme promoting growth of a plant body, and a protein/enzyme improving the stability of an RNA, or containing the antisense sequence thereof, a method of using the antidesiccant for making photonic synthesis more efficient, and a transpiration suppression method for a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Tetsuko Takabe, Teruhiro Takabe, Akio Uchida
  • Publication number: 20060059038
    Abstract: The present invention is relative to a system enabling a through operation between a mileage system and an electronic money system. The mileage system is such a system in which mile points as distance points corresponding to the flight distance of an aircraft are accumulated and exchanged for boarding tickets and other services. An IC card (230) having stored a wallet number in it is used. The wallet number and a mileage number are managed in a correlated fashion. Responsively to a request from a user, reference is made to an electronic money value ledger (222), matched to the wallet number, while reference is also made to a mile point ledger (122), matched to the mileage number. A preset number of the mile points are changed over to an electronic money value and, depending on changed-over results, the electronic money value ledger is subjected to integration processing, while the mile point ledger is subjected to deduction processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Iuchi, Tadashi Saito, Akio Uchida, Soichi Umase, Koji Ito, Tomokuni Shibuya, Tsutomu Okude
  • Patent number: 5036420
    Abstract: A surge absorber utilizes a varistor electrically connected to a surge absorbing element. The varistor voltage and nonlinearity factor are chosen so that the varistor has a preselected voltage-current characteristic which prevents the varistor from breaking down and short circuiting and resulting in a thermal runaway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Mining & Cement Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Yoshimura, Akio Uchida, Takaaki Ito, Nobuya Saruwatari
  • Patent number: 4979071
    Abstract: A protection circuit for a semiconductor circuit for protecting it from a thunder surge and overcurrent or overvoltage. A surge absorbing element and a Zenor diode are in parallel connected to the semiconductor circuit. A first fuse are connected before between the electric source and the surge absorbing element. A second fuse and a resistor, which is in series connection, is arranged between the surge absorbing element and the Zenor diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Mining and Cement Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Ito, Akio Uchida, Hiroyuki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 4970812
    Abstract: A sheet type large display unit includes a thin, flexible back sheet which is capable of being rolled up, the flexible back sheet having a plurality of electrical connections formed thereon in rows and columns; a plurality of display dot devices mounted on the front surface of the back sheet in a matrix arrangement, each display dot device including four light emitting diodes mounted on a printed circuit board substrate and connected with the electrical connections; a thin, flexible transparent display sheet which is capable of being rolled up, the display sheet being in covering relation to the display dot devices; and an adhesive which secures the peripheral edge of the display sheet in sealing relation to the peripheral edge of the back sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Issei Tanaka, Akio Uchida, Tadashi Irie
  • Patent number: 4727289
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light-emitting diode lamp having a printed circuit board which is arranged inside a glass bulb having a base at an end thereof, via a stem and stays. A plurality of light-emitting diodes are mounted on the printed circuit board, a current being supplied to the light-emitting diodes through a series resistor. The series resistor has an annular shape and is fitted around the stem, so that a conventional lower-voltage LED lamp can be upgraded to a 100-V LED lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Uchida
  • Patent number: 4567403
    Abstract: In a high pressure discharge lamp device provided with an inductive stabilizer and a starting circuit consisting of a serial circuit of a resistor and a bimetal switch, a pulse waveform conversion circuit is arranged therein to reduce the pulse peak of the starting voltage and also broaden the pulse width of the starting voltage. The pulse waveform conversion circuit comprises a serial circuit of a resistor and a switching element, such as micro-gap element, which operates at a voltage lower than the starting voltage of the discharge lamp but higher than the secondary load-free voltage of the stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignees: Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Mining & Cement Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ohtagaki, Masafumi Ochi, Motonobu Masui, Kanichi Tachibana, Akio Uchida
  • Patent number: 4317155
    Abstract: A novel gap type surge absorber. The surge absorber comprises a plurality of conductive ceramic thin films formed on the surface of a molded insulating body and separated from each other by an extremely narrow gap, electrodes composed of a metallic material fixed to both ends of the plural conductive ceramic thin films and an inert gas sealed between the electrodes. The surge absorber is based on a two-stage discharge mechanism consisting of a discharge due to electrons emitted between the conductive ceramic thin films when a surge voltage is applied to the electrodes and a following creeping discharge generated between the electrodes. The surge absorber has a prolonged life and a good annealing characteristic as well as a very small discharge lag and a small electrostatic capacity and is excellent in cutting off a follow current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1982
    Inventors: Mikio Harada, Kan-ichi Tachibana, Akio Uchida, Takashi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 3961225
    Abstract: A novel gap type surge absorber is disclosed. The surge absorber comprises a plurality of carbon thin films isolated from each others at short distances attached to the surface of an insulating body and one material selected from the group consisting of a metal, an alloy and a conductive adhesive as an electrode fixed to each of the plural carbon thin films. The surge absorber is an element based on a new mechanism that when a surge voltage reaches a prescribed value, a discharge is generated owing to emission of electrons between the carbon thin films and thereby a creeping discharge is initiated between the electrodes. The surge absorber has a small electrostatic capacity as well as a small discharge lag and is capable of cutting off a follow current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1976
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Mining & Cement Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kan-ichi Tachibana, Michihiro Nishioka, Akio Uchida, Mikiya Ono