Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kawakami

Hiroshi Kawakami 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: 20130305871
    Abstract: A steering system includes a steering column which supports rotatably a steering shaft to which a steering wheel is connected and a pair of support mechanisms which support the steering column so as to tilt relative to a vehicle body. Each of the support mechanisms includes a support bracket having a column-side fastened portion and a body-side fastened portion, a fulcrum bolt, and a bush. A fastening hole through which a fastening bolt is inserted to fasten the support bracket to a fixed member is formed in the body-side fastened portion. Each of the support mechanisms includes an elastic member which can be compressed in an axial direction of the fulcrum bolt, and the support bracket is configured to oscillate relative to the steering column by the elastic member being compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihide Ohara, Tatsuhiro Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawakami, Toru Suzuzki
  • Patent number: 8541063
    Abstract: The present invention provides an undercoat solution including a radical-polymerizable compound having a phosphoric acid group, an ink-jet recording method including applying an undercoat solution containing a radical-polymerizable compound having a phosphoric acid group; partially curing the applied undercoat solution; and discharging an ink, which is curable by irradiation with an active energy ray, onto the partially cured undercoat solution to record an image, and an ink-jet recording device including an undercoat solution application unit which applies an undercoat solution containing a radical-polymerizable compound having a phosphoric acid group; an undercoat solution curing unit which partially cures the undercoat solution; and an image recording unit which discharges an ink onto the partially cured undercoat solution to record an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Toshiyuki Makuta, Yusuke Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20130172344
    Abstract: An anti-HIV agent containing, as an active ingredient, a 4-oxoquinoline compound represented by the following formula [I] wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The compound of the present invention has HIV integrase inhibitory action and is useful as an anti-HIV agent for the prophylaxis or therapy of AIDS. Moreover, by a combined use with other anti-HIV agents such as protease inhibitors, reverse transcriptase inhibitors and the like, the compound can become a more effective anti-HIV agent. Since the compound has high inhibitory activity specific for integrases, it can provide a safe pharmaceutical agent with a fewer side effects for human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Motohide SATOH, Hiroshi Kawakami, Yoshiharu Itoh, Hisashi Shinkai, Takahisa Motomura, Hisateru Aramaki, Yuji Matsuzaki, Wataru Watanabe, Shuichi Wamaki
  • Patent number: 8467718
    Abstract: For easily and quickly collecting data regarding macroscopic population distribution, and easily and quickly obtaining the survey results, an RNC includes: a location registration signal receiver that receives location registration signals, and a signal number counting module that counts the number of the location registration signals for each sector, and an information analyzing apparatus includes: a population distribution calculation module that calculates population distribution information based on the number of the location registration signals; and an output module that outputs the population distribution information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Suzuki, Ichiro Okajima, Hiroshi Kawakami, Manhee Jo, Daisuke Ochi, Tomohiro Nagata, Motonari Kobayashi, Yuki Oyabu
  • Patent number: 8440179
    Abstract: Provide a visceral fat reducing agent for reducing the diseases and conditions associated with the metabolic syndrome which represents a condition where various risk factors such as those for hypertension, hyperlipemia, glucose tolerance dysfunction, etc., have accumulated, or simply reducing an accumulation of visceral fat, wherein the effective ingredient of said visceral fat reducing agent includes fungus bodies of lactic bacteria, especially lactic bacteria belonging to the Lactobacillus sp. and Lactococcus sp. and/or cultures thereof, while also providing a beverage, food or feed containing said visceral fat reducing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Yasuhiko Shiinoki, Yukio Kadooka
  • Patent number: 8386452
    Abstract: A data join system of the present invention includes a table determination unit 11 selecting a record b as a join target if a value of a key item included in a record a acquired by a data write unit from a table A falls within a first predetermined range set based on a value of a key item included in the record b stored in a table B, a data join unit joining the selected record b with the record a to generate a record c, and a data write unit storing the record c into a table C. Thus, the success rate of data join can be improved while the accuracy of join of the record b and the record a to be joined is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Ochi, Ichiro Okajima, Hiroshi Kawakami, Toshihiro Suzuki, Manhee Jo, Tomohiro Nagata, Motonari Kobayashi, Yuki Oyabu
  • Patent number: 8342678
    Abstract: An image is recorded by ejecting two or more ink compositions on a porous layer that contains inorganic microparticles and a water-soluble resin and has a porosity [%] of 50% or more with a maximum total ejection amount (mL/m2) set at less than 90% of an absorption capacity (mL/m2) of diethylene glycol in the porous layer. The porosity=(absorption capacity of diethylene glycol (mL/m2))/(thickness of porous layer (?m))×100. The maximum total ejection amount=(maximum ejection amount of one dot (mL/m2))×(total amount of ink (%)). An inkjet recording method capable of inhibiting color change from occurring to cause color irregularities when papers are stacked on an image portion within a relatively short time after recording in high-speed processing or processing of a large number of sheets, and capable of stably obtaining images recorded with desired color tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Naoki Kusunoki, Hideki Kaimoto
  • Patent number: 8337802
    Abstract: The method for concentrating an oxygen isotope or isotopes of the present invention combines the step of concentrating 17O and/or the step of depleting 18O that utilizes photodissociation of ozone by a laser beam with an oxygen distillation step that concentrates the oxygen isotope. At this time, it is preferable to carry out a step of isotope scrambling in addition to the above. When both a step of concentrating 17O and a step of depleting 18O are carried out, whichever thereof may be done first prior to the other. Also these steps may be placed either before or after the oxygen distillation step. Moreover, at least one of said oxygen distillation step, the concentrating 17O step, the depleting 18O step and the isotope scrambling step is preferably carried out twice or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kihara, Shigeru Hayashida, Takashi Kambe, Hiroshi Kawakami, Shigeyoshi Arai
  • Publication number: 20120277187
    Abstract: An agent for preventing an infection with an influenza virus or a food or drink for preventing infection with an influenza virus is provided. It is the agent for preventing an infection with an influenza virus and a food or drink for preventing an infection with an influenza virus, which comprises a fat globule membrane component as an active ingredient. It is the agent for preventing an infection with an influenza virus and a food or drink for preventing an infection with an influenza virus, which comprises a sphigosine-containing phospholipid and/or a derivative thereof, particularly sphingomyelin, as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8284670
    Abstract: A mobile communications system for transferring packets to a mobile communications terminal according to address information of the mobile communications terminal is disclosed. The mobile communications terminal is located in a moving network connected to a given node in a core network. The address information of the mobile communications terminal includes common information related to the given node to which the moving network is connected, and individual information which is unrelated to the given node to which the moving network is connected and is unchanged when the given node to which the moving network is connected is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Suzuki, Ken Igarashi, Satoshi Hiyama, Hiroshi Kawakami, Shoichi Hirata
  • Patent number: 8267510
    Abstract: A inkjet recording method is provided in which occurrence of curling at the time of double-sided recording is prevented. In the method, an inkjet recording medium is used which includes resin coated paper having a resin layer A of thickness “a” at one side of base paper, and a resin layer B thinner than the thickness “a” by a thickness of 3 ?m to 20 ?m at the other side of the base paper, and ink receiving layers each of which includes an inorganic pigment and a binder and are provided at both sides of the resin coated paper; and an image is recorded on the ink receiving layer at the resin layer B side of the resin coated paper, and subsequently an image is recorded on the ink receiving layer at the resin layer A side of the resin coated paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: FIJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Kaimoto, Hiroshi Kawakami, Yoshiyuki Tsuzawa
  • Patent number: 8232401
    Abstract: An anti-HIV agent containing, as an active ingredient, a 4-oxoquinoline compound represented by the following formula [I] wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The compound of the present invention has HIV integrase inhibitory action and is useful as an anti-HIV agent for the prophylaxis or therapy of AIDS. Moreover, by a combined use with other anti-HIV agents such as protease inhibitors, reverse transcriptase inhibitors and the like, the compound can become a more effective anti-HIV agent. Since the compound has high inhibitory activity specific for integrases, it can provide a safe pharmaceutical agent with a fewer side effects for human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Motohide Satoh, Hiroshi Kawakami, Yoshiharu Itoh, Hisashi Shinkai, Takahisa Motomura, Hisateru Aramaki, Yuji Matsuzaki, Wataru Watanabe, Shuichi Wamaki
  • Patent number: 8226226
    Abstract: A method for inkjet recording capable of providing an image in which occurrence of color hue difference (color change) is suppressed irrespective of a manner of treatment, which method includes recording an image by jetting an ink by an inkjet method on an inkjet recording medium including a substrate and an ink receiving layer including inorganic fine particles and a water-soluble metal compound provided on the substrate, and drying at least the image recorded on the inkjet recording medium, wherein the inkjet recording medium includes a substrate, a first ink receiving layer including inorganic fine particles and a nitrogen-containing organic cationic polymer, and a second ink receiving layer including inorganic fine particles and a water-soluble metal compound on the substrate in this order from the substrate side, wherein the first ink receiving layer contains the nitrogen-containing organic cationic polymer by a higher content and the water-soluble metal compound by a lower content than those in the seco
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Kazuo Sanada
  • Patent number: 8221967
    Abstract: A determination method quantifies a specific protein or peptide contained in a trace amount with high accuracy and in a simple manner without the need of using any expensive reagent. A protein or peptide of interest can be quantified by LC/MS/MS by using, as an internal standard, a protein or peptide including an amino acid sequence having the reshuffling the binding order of amino acid residues in the amino acid sequence for the protein or peptide of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Morita, Aiko Ono, Atsushi Serizawa, Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8207131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a peptide that is derived from a milk protein and has an antioxidative effect, an antioxidant that includes the peptide as an active ingredient, and an antioxidative food, drink, or feed that includes the peptide. The present invention also relates to a peptide that is derived from a milk protein and has an adiponectin production promotion effect, an adiponectin production promoter that includes the peptide as an active ingredient, and an adiponectin production promotion food, drink, or feed that includes the peptide. The present invention further relates to a blood adiponectin level increase promotion and/or decrease inhibition agent that includes a component contained in cheese as an active ingredient, and a blood adiponectin level increase promotion and/or decrease inhibition food or drink that includes a component contained in cheese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukiko Kunieda, Satoshi Higurashi, Mutsumi Motouri, Hiroaki Matsuyama, Atsushi Serizawa, Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8201934
    Abstract: An inkjet recording method recording on an inkjet recording medium having an ink receiving layer containing at least inorganic microparticles, a water-soluble resin and a crosslinking agent, by ejecting (1) an inkjet ink containing at least a dye, water and a water-soluble organic solvent, wherein 50% by weight or more of the water-soluble organic solvent is a solvent which gives a swelling ratio of 3% or less for the water-soluble resin crosslinked by the crosslinking agent, using (2) an image forming apparatus equipped with an ink circulating apparatus including: (i) a plurality of liquid droplet ejecting elements, (ii) a common flow channel, and (iii) a common circulation channel, wherein the inkjet ink is supplied from the common flow channel to the plurality of liquid droplet ejecting elements, and circulates to the common circulation channel. The inkjet recording method gives a sharp and high-density printing, and is excellent in ejection stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Teppei Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120149466
    Abstract: A game machines has a back side display unit composed of reels for displaying back patterns, and a front side display unit composed of transparent EL panels for displaying overlapping patterns overlapping with the back patterns. The back side display unit and the front side display unit are disposed not to produce blind spot regions of the back patterns. The game machine can provide various overlapping patterns with good visibility and a high game selection capability to a player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicants: YAMASA CO., LTD., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Ozaki, Takahisa KANEKO, Ken NISHIOKA, Tsuneo UCHIDA, Hiroshi KAWAKAMI, Yoshio AOKI, Takashi YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20120135749
    Abstract: To effectively analyze location information of a large number of users that is obtained easily and to quickly collect data with regard to macroscopic user tendencies. A location information analysis device includes: an input module that is adapted to input point data across a plurality of time points with regard to a plurality of users, the point data including location information indicating a position of a user, time information indicating time at which the location information is obtained, and user identifier information with regard to the user; a haunt area extraction module that extracts an area, as a haunt area where the plurality of users frequently haunt, the area in which the point data is concentrated at or more than a predetermined level, based on a distribution status of the input point data plotted on two dimensional map data; and a storage module that stores the extracted haunt area information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nagata, Ichiro Okajima, Hiroshi Kawakami, Manhee Jo, Daisuke Ochi, Toshihiro Suzuki, Motonari Kobayashi, Yuki Oyabu
  • Patent number: 8183215
    Abstract: It is intended to provide an oral flora-improving agent capable of forming a favorable flora in the oral cavity and a food or a drink for improving the oral flora. An oral flora-improving agent containing as an active ingredient a ganglioside and a food, a drink, or a feed for improving the oral flora containing the ganglioside exhibit an antibacterial effect on harmful bacteria in the oral cavity, which are undesirable from the viewpoint of decay and diseases such as periodontal disease, and a growth-improving effect on useful bacteria to be preserved in the oral cavity. Further, the ganglioside is efficaciously used as an active ingredient in an antibacterial agent or an antibacterial drink, food, or feed, a growth promoter, or a food, a drink, or a feed for promoting growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Nobuhiro Hanada, Susumu Imai
  • Patent number: 8182080
    Abstract: An image forming method includes: moisture-controlling one surface of an inkjet recording medium having an air permeability of 300 seconds or more; feeding the moisture-controlled inkjet recording medium onto a conveyance path in a state where the moisture-controlled inkjet recording medium is curled such that a surface of the moisture-controlled inkjet recording medium that is curved inwards faces the conveyance path for conveying the inkjet recording medium; conveying the fed inkjet recording medium while adhering the inkjet recording medium by suction onto the conveyance path; and forming an image by applying ink by an inkjet method on the inkjet recording medium adhered by suction to the conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Naoki Kusunoki, Yasuhiko Kachi