Hikaru Inoue 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).
Abstract: The present invention relates to a cell culturing method that allows the growth status of cells for transplant to be accurately determined without directly contacting the cells. This cell culturing method is comprised of a step in which cells for transplant 200 and cells for examination 300 are respectively and separately housed in a culture vessel 100 having partitions for separately housing a plurality of samples in a single vessel, a step in which cells for transplant 200 and cells for examination 300 are cultured under identical conditions, and a step in which the growth status of cells for transplant 200 is assessed according to the growth status of cells for examination 300.
Abstract: A reverse flow preventing device arranged in a flow path of fluid formed by a fan and an electronic apparatus equipped with the same. The reverse flow preventing device has a frame, a plurality of support shafts arranged about the center of the frame and mounted on the frame, and a plurality of pivotable plate members supported by the support shafts. The plate members can move between the first position (reverse flow preventing position) in which they lie in a substantially single plane and the second position (normal operating position) in which they move. The support shafts and the plate members are arranged substantially concentrically or radially.
Abstract: An artificial bone comprising a calcium phosphate-based ceramic porous body having a plurality of pores which are three-dimensionally distributed throughout an entire region of the porous body including a surface thereof and have a diameter ranging from 0.01 &mgr;m to 2000 &mgr;m, and interconnecting portions which are formed between neighboring pores, interconnect a plurality of pores existing on a surface of the porous body.
Abstract: An artificial bone material having a satisfactory compatibility with a human body and capable of effecting osteogenesis satisfactorily which is obtained by integrating a marrow cell in a porous ceramic consisting of &bgr;-tricalcium phosphate.
September 23, 2003
March 25, 2004
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology