Patents by Inventor Hajime Nakamura

Hajime Nakamura 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: 20200001674
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle suspension member securing a strength against external force in a vehicle longitudinal direction. A lower arm includes an arm body, a front bush support part, a rear bush support part, a ball joint support part, a first rib, a second rib, and a third rib. The third rib is disposed in a lateral part connecting the ball joint support part to the rear bush support part. An S-shaped rib center curve of the third rib intersects with a straight line at an intersection. |(1?S2/S1)|?0.2 is satisfied, where S1 is area of a first region defined by the rib center curve and the first straight line, and S2 is area of a second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd)
    Inventors: Hiroaki HOSOI, Hajime NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10515747
    Abstract: The invention provides an R—Fe—B sintered magnet consisting essentially of 12-17 at % of Nd, Pr and R, 0.1-3 at % of M1, 0.05-0.5 at % of M2, 4.8+2*m to 5.9+2*m at % of B, and the balance of Fe, containing R2(Fe,(Co))14B intermetallic compound as a main phase, and having a core/shell structure that the main phase is covered with a grain boundary phases. The sintered magnet has an average grain size of less than 6 ?m, a crystal orientation of more than 98%, and a degree of magnetization of more than 96%, and exhibits a coercivity of at least 10 kOe despite a low or nil content of Dy, Tb, and Ho.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Hirota, Hiroaki Nagata, Tetsuya Kume, Hajime Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10513676
    Abstract: Provided is a measurement method whereby the amount of unbound bilirubin (UB) can be exactly reflected whether a specimen contains a large amount of conjugated bilirubin or not. The measurement method for UB according to the present invention comprises decomposition step (i), decomposition stopping step (ii), contact step (iii) and detection step (iv). In decomposition step (i), a blood sample containing unconjugated bilirubin (iD-Bil) and conjugated bilirubin (D-Bil) is subjected to an oxidative decomposition reaction of UB in iD-Bil and D-Bil. In decomposition stopping step (ii), the oxidative decomposition reaction is stopped to give a decomposition product of the sample. In contact step (iii), the decomposition product of the sample is contacted with UnaG that is capable of specifically binding to iD-Bil. Separately, an unreacted sample, which is the blood sample not subjected to decomposition step (i), is contacted with UnaG too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: National University Corporation Kobe University
    Inventors: Sota Iwatani, Ichiro Morioka, Hajime Nakamura, Atsushi Miyawaki, Akiko Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20190367886
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a vaccinia virus expressing a foreign gene and capable of killing cancer cells, and a cancer therapy drug comprising the vaccinia virus. The present invention relates to a vaccinia virus, wherein a suicide gene as a foreign gene selected from the group consisting of cytosine deaminase (CD) gene, uracil phosphoribosyltransferase (UPRT) gene, and herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSV-tk) gene is introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: National University Corporation Tottori Tottori University
    Inventors: Takafumi Nakamura, Motomu Nakatake, Hajime Kurosaki, Kousuke Horita
  • Patent number: 10494208
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes: a stacker that stacks sheets of paper; a suction conveyor disposed vertically above the sheets stacked in the stacker for sucking and conveying the sheets; a blower that blows air onto the sheets; and a regulating member disposed on a downstream side of the suction conveyor in a conveyance direction, facing an outlet of the sheets of the suction conveyor and projecting vertically upward, wherein the suction conveyor includes: horizontal portions provided on both ends in a width direction; and a recess provided in an intermediate portion and recessed vertically above the horizontal portions, and a lower limit of a projection height of the regulating member is set so that, when there is a vertical gap between a vertical upper end portion of the regulating member and the horizontal portions, a length of the gap is less than twice a thickness of the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hajime Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190336552
    Abstract: The present invention provides a genetically recombinant vaccinia virus effective in preventing or treating cancer. Specifically, the present invention provides a recombinant vaccinia virus lacking functions of VGF and O1L and having a gene encoding B5R in which an SCR domain has been deleted. Specifically, the present invention provides a vaccinia virus comprising two polynucleotides, a polynucleotide encoding IL-7 and a polynucleotide encoding IL-12; a combination kit of two vaccinia viruses, a vaccinia virus comprising a polynucleotide encoding IL-7 and a vaccinia virus comprising a polynucleotide encoding IL-12; and use of the two vaccinia viruses in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicants: Astellas Pharma Inc., National University Corporation Tottori University
    Inventors: Takafumi Nakamura, Hajime KUROSAKI, Motomu NAKATAKE
  • Patent number: 10428726
    Abstract: A control apparatus 1 for the engine includes an ECU. When the operating region of the engine is in the EGR execution region B, the ECU performs the EGR control (step 2), and performs first coolant temperature control for controlling an IC coolant temperature TWic such that the temperature of intake air passing through an intercooler exceeds a dew-point temperature (step 14). Further, in a case where the operating region of the engine is in the EGR stop region C, the ECU performs second coolant temperature control for controlling the IC coolant temperature TWic such that the temperature of intake air having passed through the intercooler exceeds the dew-point temperature, assuming that the operating region of the engine has shifted to the EGR execution region B (step 17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Uto, Yosuke Yamada, Noritaka Kimura, Takayoshi Nakamura, Kosuke Ihara, Yoshinori Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20190292753
    Abstract: A construction machine that can easily regulate a set maximum flow rate at a time of replacement of an attachment and that can improve an energy conservation performance is provided. A controller selects a corresponding map in response to an attachment designation signal from among maps each of which sets a relationship between an operation signal per type of the attachment and a flow rate of a hydraulic fluid supplied to an actuator, generates a control signal by causing the selected map to refer to the operation signal, and controls a flow control valve of an attachment flow rate regulation valve device in such a manner that a position of the flow control valve is switched over from a neutral position on the basis of the control signal. An unloading valve that maintains a differential pressure across the flow control valve is disposed in the attachment flow rate regulation valve device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Daisuke OKA, Hajime YOSHIDA, Yoshifumi TAKEBAYASHI, Natsuki NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10410775
    Abstract: The invention provides an R—Fe—B sintered magnet consisting essentially of 12-17 at % of Nd, Pr and R, 0.1-3 at % of M1, 0.05-0.5 at % of M2, 4.8+2*m to 5.9+2*m at % of B, and the balance of Fe, containing R2(Fe,(Co))14B intermetallic compound as a main phase, and having a core/shell structure that the main phase is covered with grain boundary phases. The sintered magnet exhibits a coercivity of at least 10 kOe despite a low or nil content of Dy, Tb and Ho.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Hirota, Hiroaki Nagata, Tetsuya Kume, Masayuki Kamata, Hajime Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10411366
    Abstract: A connector (A) includes a barrel (23) formed in a terminal fitting (15) and crimped to surround a front end part of a coated wire (11). The barrel (23) has a base plate (24) connected to a bottom portion (22) of a terminal body (16) and two crimping pieces (27) extending from both widthwise sides of the base plate (24). A molded portion (30) surrounds the barrel (23) over an entire periphery and is configured to cover the front end part of the coated wire (11) in a liquid-tight manner. A housing (35) is formed with a terminal accommodation chamber (36) for accommodating the entire terminal fitting (15). The base plate (24) is raised with respect to the bottom portion (22) of the terminal body (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunya Takeuchi, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui, Takehiro Nakata, Yoshiaki Yamano, Tetsuya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10370647
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide utilization of a UCA1 gene that is a host regulatory factor that enhances replication and/or propagation of a vaccinia virus, in order to effectively carry out cancer virotherapy using the vaccinia virus. The present invention relates to: a method for predicting and evaluating the cancer therapeutic effects of a vaccinia virus, which comprises measuring the expression of a UCA1 gene in the cancer cells of a cancer patient, and then predicting that a vaccinia virus exhibits cancer therapeutic effects on the patient, when the UCA1 gene has been expressed therein; and a vaccinia virus into which a UCA1 gene has been expressibly introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: National University Corporation Tottori University
    Inventors: Takafumi Nakamura, Kousuke Horita, Hajime Kurosaki, Motomu Nakatake
  • Publication number: 20190233226
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes: a front edge air part that blows front edge air, along a conveying direction of a sheet stacked, to a front edge side of the sheet; side edge air parts that are provided to face each other along an orthogonal direction to the conveying direction of the sheet and blow side edge air, along the orthogonal direction, to respective side edge sides of the sheet; a suction part that suctions, by a negative pressure, the sheet to which the front edge air and the side edge air are blown; and a conveyer that suctions and conveys the sheet suctioned by the suction part, wherein the front edge air and the side edge air are blown to the sheet to float the sheet in a posture in which a portion protruding from the conveyer of the sheet is lower than a conveying surface of the conveyer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Hajime NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10366779
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for predicting chemical structures. The method includes receiving, at a user interface, intended structural feature values and intended chemical property values, as vectors. The method further includes constructing, by a hardware processor, a prediction model, wherein the prediction model predicts other structural feature values from the intended structural feature values and the intended chemical property values, and automatically configuring, by the hardware processor, at least one chemical structure candidate from the other structural feature vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hsiang H. Hsu, Gakuto Kurata, Koji Masuda, Shigeru Nakagawa, Hajime Nakamura, Seiji Takeda
  • Publication number: 20190221124
    Abstract: A determination device that determines a tendency of a driver who selects a parking space includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding an attribute of the parking space in a parking lot, information regarding behavior of a vehicle driven by the driver in the parking lot, and information regarding behavior of the driver when the driver is driving the vehicle in the parking lot, and a determination unit configured to determine the tendency of the driver when the driver selects the parking space, based on the information regarding the behavior of the vehicle or the information regarding the behavior of the driver and the information regarding the attribute of the parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takeyama, Motohiro Nakamura, Norihiro Nakamura, Hideki Kasezawa, Kensuke Takeuchi, Hajime Morikawa, Yoko Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20190212166
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an in-vehicle device mounted on a vehicle. The in-vehicle device includes a display device and a processor. The in-vehicle device outputs, on the display device, weather information of a point designated by a user on a map, displays a travel route along which the vehicle travels on the map on the display device, and in a case where the travel route is not included in the area including the point designated by the user on the map among a plurality of areas obtained by dividing the map and the processor determines that the point designated by the user is within a predetermined range from the travel route, outputs, on the display device, the weather information of an area closest to the point designated by the user among the areas including the travel route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takeyama, Motohiro Nakamura, Norihiro Nakamura, Hideki Kasezawa, Kensuke Takeuchi, Hajime Morikawa, Yoko Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10340129
    Abstract: A microchannel plate is provided with a substrate including a front surface, a rear surface, and a side surface, a plurality of channels penetrating from the front surface to the rear surface of the substrate, a first film provided on at least an inner wall surface of the channel, a second film provided on the first film, and electrode layers provided on the front surface and the rear surface of the substrate. The first film is made of Al2O3. The second film is made of SiO2. The first film is thicker than the second film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagata, Yasumasa Hamana, Hajime Nishimura, Kimitsugu Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190178647
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a server. The server is configured to receive start information and positional information of a vehicle from the vehicle when the vehicle is started, acquire schedule information on a user's earliest schedule of the vehicle, the schedule information including information of a start time of the schedule and a destination as a place relating to the schedule, calculate an estimated arrival time at which the vehicle arrives at the destination when the vehicle heads for the destination from a position of the vehicle specified by the positional information of the vehicle, based on a current time, determine whether or not a user has started the vehicle to head for the destination according to a difference between the estimated arrival time and the start time of the schedule, and transmit a determination result of the determination to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKEYAMA, Norihiro NAKAMURA, Hideki KASEZAWA, Kensuke TAKEUCHI, Hajime MORIKAWA, Yoko SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190154456
    Abstract: In an information processing device, an acquisition unit acquires current position information of a vehicle. A route search unit searches for a route from a departure place via the current position of the vehicle to a destination based on the current position information of the vehicle acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKEYAMA, Xin JIN, Norihiro NAKAMURA, Hideki KASEZAWA, Kensuke TAKEUCHI, Hajime MORIKAWA, Yoko SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190147410
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a user, first action schedule information including a first target place, a first desired arrival time, and a first desired stay time, and second action schedule information including a second target place, a second desired arrival time, and a second desired stay time, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a first use condition and a second use condition, and a scheduling unit configured to decide a first scheduled time of arrival at the first target place and a second scheduled time of arrival at the second target place such that the first desired arrival time and the first desired stay time satisfy a first usable condition and such that the second desired arrival time and the second desired stay time satisfy a second usable condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKEYAMA, Xin JIN, Norihiro NAKAMURA, Hideki KASEZAWA, Kensuke TAKEUCHI, Hajime MORIKAWA, Yoko SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190147739
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first acquisition unit, a first output unit, a second acquisition unit, a second output unit, and a third acquisition unit. The first acquisition unit acquires current position information indicating a current position of a vehicle. The first output unit outputs traveling guidance from a relationship between a pre-set vehicle route and the current position of the vehicle. The second acquisition unit acquires content. The second output unit outputs the content acquired by the second acquisition unit. The third acquisition unit acquires road section information specifying a road section where the traveling guidance is stopped. The first output unit stops the output of the traveling guidance based on the road section information acquired by the third acquisition unit and the current position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKEYAMA, Xin JIN, Norihiro NAKAMURA, Hideki KASEZAWA, Kensuke TAKEUCHI, Hajime MORIKAWA, Yoko SAKURAI