Patents by Inventor Fumihiko Ichikawa

Fumihiko Ichikawa 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: 20190305283
    Abstract: A protector includes a plurality of lead-out openings through which electric cables are configured to be led out, and an electric cable attachment part which is provided in a projecting manner at an opening edge part of the lead-out opening and to which the electric cables are configured to be attached through a hinge part with flexibility. The electric cable attachment part is bent toward the lead-out opening by the hinge part, and a bent state thereof is configured to be held by a holding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Yoshinori ITO, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Fumihiko ICHIKAWA, Kazuya TSUCHIYA, Yuki OGAWA
  • Patent number: 9863846
    Abstract: A transmission testing device that performs tests to verify transmission functionality has: an output shaft directly or indirectly coupled to a differential gear section of the transmission; a rotary driving unit for rotating the output shaft; and a cylindrical meshing unit comprising a meshing portion to mesh with a side gear of the differential gear section, and a chuck portion in which a fluid circuit is formed. The meshing unit is fixed to a differential case of the differential gear section by way of expanding the chuck portion in the radial direction of the chuck portion by applying pressure to the fluid in the fluid circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiko Ichikawa, Yoshinori Miura, Yuusuke Nishizawa
  • Publication number: 20150346055
    Abstract: A transmission testing device that performs tests to verify transmission functionality has: an output shaft directly or indirectly coupled to a differential gear section of the transmission; a rotary driving unit for rotating the output shaft; and a cylindrical meshing unit comprising a meshing portion to mesh with a side gear of the differential gear section, and a chuck portion in which a fluid circuit is formed. The meshing unit is fixed to a differential case of the differential gear section by way of expanding the chuck portion in the radial direction of the chuck portion by applying pressure to the fluid in the fluid circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiko ICHIKAWA, Yoshinori MIURA, Yuusuke NISHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 9057727
    Abstract: The present invention provides screening methods for GPCRs based on the discovery that the affinity of a receptor agonist for a GPCR (such as the parathyroid hormone receptor) when not bound to a G-protein is correlated with the length of time over which the agonist is effective, independently of its pharmacokinetic properties. The invention also provides PTH- and PTHrP-derived polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gardella, John T. Potts, Jr., Masaru Shimizu, Fumihiko Ichikawa, Harald Jüppner, Makoto Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20140086842
    Abstract: The present invention provides screening methods for GPCRs based on the discovery that the affinity of a receptor agonist for a GPCR (such as the parathyroid hormone receptor) when not bound to a G-protein is correlated with the length of time over which the agonist is effective, independently of its pharmacokinetic properties. The invention also provides PTH- and PTHrP-derived polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicants: Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. GARDELLA, John T. Potts, JR., Masaru Shimizu, Fumihiko Ichikawa, Harald Jüppner, Makoto Okazaki
  • Patent number: 8568737
    Abstract: The present invention provides screening methods for GPCRs based on the discovery that the affinity of a receptor agonist for a GPCR (such as the parathyroid hormone receptor) when not bound to a G-protein is correlated with the length of time over which the agonist is effective, independently of its pharmacokinetic properties. The invention also provides PTH- and PTHrP-derived polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gardella, John T. Potts, Jr., Masaru Shimizu, Fumihiko Ichikawa, Harald Juppner, Makoto Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20110172153
    Abstract: The present invention provides screening methods for GPCRs based on the discovery that the affinity of a receptor agonist for a GPCR (such as the parathyroid hormone receptor) when not bound to a G-protein is correlated with the length of time over which the agonist is effective, independently of its pharmacokinetic properties. The invention also provides PTH- and PTHrP-derived polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicants: The General Hospital Corporation, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gardella, John T. Potts, JR., Masaru Shimizu, Fumihiko Ichikawa, Harald Juppner, Makoto Okazaki
  • Patent number: 7974670
    Abstract: A method of processing skin surface observation measuring data which is able to address various sicknesses and reduce an error in sickness detection, and a measuring apparatus requiring no filter. The measuring apparatus an irradiator applying a white light to a biological surface as a sample, a detector detecting the spectra of the white light reflected off a plurality of positions on the biological surface, a plotter plotting the absorbances of the above spectra to a light spectrum multi-dimensional space, an analyzer subjecting data in the spectrum multi-dimension space obtained from the plurality of positions to multivariate analysis to determine the eigenvectors of at least first, second and third principal components, and a display projecting data at respective positions in respective eigenvector directions to display their magnitudes on a two-dimension display screen on a gray scale or in colors corresponding to the magnitudes; and a measuring method by the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Waseda University
    Inventors: Takayuki Souta, Katsuo Aizawa, Atsushi Nakamura, Satoshi Kageyama, Shinya Ohtsubo, Fumihiko Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20070173725
    Abstract: A method of processing skin surface observation measuring data able to address various sicknesses and reduce an error in sickness detection, and a measuring apparatus requiring no filter with a simple structure. The measuring apparatus comprises a means of applying a white light to a biological surface as a sample, a means of detecting the spectra of the white light reflected off a plurality of positions on the biological surface, a means of plotting the absorbances of the above spectra to a light spectrum multi-dimensional space, a means of subjecting data in the spectrum multi-dimension space obtained from the plurality of positions to multivariate analysis to determine the eigenvectors of at least first, second and third principal components, and a means of projecting data at respective positions in respective eigenvector directions to display their magnitudes on a two-dimension display screen on a gray scale or in colors corresponding to the magnitudes; and a measuring method by the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Waseda University
    Inventors: Takayuki Souta, Katsuo Aizawa, Atsushi Nakamura, Satoshi Kageyama, Shinya Ohtsubo, Fumihiko Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 4976149
    Abstract: An ultrasonic distance sensor generates ultrasonic waves and transmit same toward a target surface, the distance to which is to be measured, through a predetermined path. The sensor is also provided with a reference surface which reflects ultrasonic waves, which reference surface is disposed within the aforementioned predetermined path of the ultrasonic waves. A receiver associated with delayed pulse generators receives the ultrasonic waves reflected by the reference surface or by the target surface, selectively. Arithmetic operations based on the elapsed time between transmission of the ultrasonic waves and reception of the ultrasonic waves from the reference surface derive the transmission velocity of the ultrasonic wave based on the known distance to the reference surface. On the basis of the derived transmission velocity and the elapsed time measured with respect to the ultrasonic waves reflected by the target surface, the distance to the target surface is derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiko Ichikawa, Toshio Ohki
  • Patent number: 4893510
    Abstract: In measuring a distribution of crystal grains in metal sheet, an exciting frequency of ultrasonic wave is determined such that a wavelength of the ultrasonic wave propagated in a direction of the sheet thickness of the grains each having an aimed orientation is set at a value of twice the thickness of the sheet multiplied by about integers or about half integers, burst-like ultrasonic pulses having this frequency and including two or more waves are directed into the direction of the sheet thickness by use of an ultrasonic probe moving relatively with a body to be measured, multiple reflected waves generated from the bottom and top faces of the metal sheet upon the reflection from the sheet surface are caused to interfere with each other, the multiple reflected waves, which have interfered with each other, are detected, orientation of the grains in the metal sheet are estimated from the magnitudes in amplitude of the interferent multiple reflected waves thus detected, and the distribution of the grains in orie
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiko Ichikawa, Hajime Takada, Kazuya Asano