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: 20120009165
    Abstract: Disclosed is an agent for accelerating the increase in and/or preventing the decrease in the blood adiponectin level, or a food, beverage or animal feed for accelerating the increase in and/or preventing the decrease in the blood adiponectin level, which comprises a culture or cell of a lactic acid bacterium belonging to the genus Lactobacillus, particularly Lactobacillus gasseri or Lactobacillus helveticus as an active ingredient. Also disclosed is a visceral fat accumulation inhibitor or a food or beverage for inhibiting the accumulation of a visceral fat, which comprises a culture or cell of Lactobacillus helveticus as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: MEGMILK SNOW BRAND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KAWAKAMI, Satoshi HIGURASHI, Hiroaki MATSUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20110278267
    Abstract: Performing scribing accurately with a high yield rate. A scribing apparatus (1), including a conveyance means (10) for conveying a web of strip-like continuous flexible substrate (B) on which a target scribing film (M) is formed by applying a tensile strength, a pressing means (20) for pressing the flexible substrate (B) by bringing a convex curved surface (21S) into contact with the flexible substrate (B) from a side on which the target subscribing film (M) is not formed, and a scribing means (30) for performing scribing on the target scribing film (M) in which a tensile strength Tn and a pressing force P applied to the flexible substrate per unit cross-sectional area during the scribing satisfy Formulae (1) to (3) below: 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8040838
    Abstract: A communication system includes an MP high-order switching device which determines, for each of a plurality of switching devices, transmission timing at the which the switching device transmits packet data to a plurality of devices connected to the switching device so that data reception timings at a mobile terminal become simultaneous among the plurality of base stations, and a communication section which, in each of the plurality of switching devices, transmits packet data to the plurality of devices connected to the switching device, based on the determined transmission timing corresponding to the switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Nishimura, Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8034423
    Abstract: A recording medium in which a base paper, a first layer including a binder, and a second layer including kaolin and at least one pigment selected from calcined kaolin, delaminated kaolin, and amorphous silica are laminated in that order. A total content of at least one pigment selected from the group of pigments is 10% or more of the total amount of pigments in the second layer. A Cobb water absorption degree within a contact time of 120 sec in a water absorption test at a surface of the first layer of the base paper provided with the first layer is than 2.0 g/m2 or less, and a water absorption amount within a contact time of 0.5 sec determined by a Bristow test at a surface of the second layer is from 2 mL/m2 to 8 mL/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Ryoichi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20110212278
    Abstract: An inkjet recording medium includes a water-impermeable substrate, and a first ink-receiving layer containing kaolin and a second ink-receiving layer containing fumed silica which are provided on the water-impermeable substrate in this order from the water-impermeable substrate side, wherein at least the first ink-receiving layer further contains a boron compound, and the content ratio (% by mass) of boron in the total solid content of the first ink-receiving layer is higher than the content ratio (% by mass) of boron in the total solid content of the second ink-receiving layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu WATANABE, Hiroshi KAWAKAMI, Ryoichi NAKANO
  • Patent number: 8005120
    Abstract: A base station including a transmitting and receiving amplifier for amplifying CDMA signals exchanged with a mobile station; a radio stage connected to the transmitting and receiving amplifier for carrying out D/A conversion of a transmitted signal that undergoes baseband spreading, followed by quadrature modulation, and for carrying out quasi-coherent detection of a received signal, followed by A/D conversion; a baseband signal processor connected with the radio stage for carrying out baseband signal processing of the transmitted signal and the received signal; a transmission interface connected with the baseband signal processor for implementing interface with external channels; and a base station controller for carrying out control such as management of radio channels and establishment and release of the radio channels. The base station communicates with the external channels by mapping logical channels into physical channels. The CDMA signals are spread using a short code and a long code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiro Nakamura, Junichiro Hagiwara, Etsuhiro Nakano, Koji Ohno, Seizo Onoe, Akihiro Higashi, Motoshi Tamura, Masatomo Nakano, Hiroshi Kawakami, Hiroki Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20110197962
    Abstract: Provided is a barrier laminate which comprises a polyester substrate film, an organic layer directly on the surface of the polyester substrate film and an inorganic layer directly on the surface of the organic layer, wherein the organic layer comprises polymer material having a glass-transition temperature of 40° C. or more as the main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Hiroshi KAWAKAMI
  • Patent number: 7984983
    Abstract: The invention provides an inkjet recording method having applying, by an inkjet system, an ink containing 8 mass % or more of a water-soluble solvent having an SP value of 24 (MPa)1/2 or less measured by a Hoy method onto an outermost surface layer, which contains an organic fine particle having an SP value of 25 (MPa)1/2 or less measured by the Hoy method, of an inkjet recording medium having a support and one or more ink receiving layers including the outermost surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Masamichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20110171317
    Abstract: Disclosed is: a visceral fat accumulation inhibitor or a food or drink for inhibiting the accumulation of a visceral fat, which composes a fat globule membrane component as an active ingredient; or a agent or food or drink for promoting the increase in the blood adiponection level and/or inhibiting the decrease in the blood adiponection level, which composes a fat globule membrane component as an active ingredient. A fat globule membrane component can inhibit the accumulation of a visceral fat, and/or can promote the increase in or inhibit the decrease in the blood adiponection level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: SNOW BRAND MILK PRODUCTS., CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KAWAKAMI, Satoshi HIGURASHI, Hiroaki MATSUYAMA
  • Patent number: 7968149
    Abstract: A regeneration apparatus for an electroless plating solution, which includes a sensor for measuring the formation rate of phosphorous acid formed in a plating tank in response to a plating treatment, a split device for taking out a plating solution in the plating tank to transfer the plating solution to a first processing tank, a sensor for measuring the concentration of the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution taken out, an addition device for supplying calcium carbonate or calcium hydroxide, an amount of which is required for producing a calcium phosphite from the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution, to the first processing tank, a separation device for separating and removing the calcium phosphite produced in the first processing tank from the plating solution, and a return pump for transferring the plating solution from which the calcium phosphite has been separated and removed to the plating tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Murata Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Takagami, Hiroshi Kawakami, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Patent number: 7938525
    Abstract: The invention provides an ink jet recording method including applying an ink onto an ink jet recording medium by ink jet technology, the recording medium containing a support and an ink receptive layer which is provided on or above the support and contains a water-soluble aluminum compound, and the ink containing a dye and 8% by mass or more of a water-soluble solvent based on the total amount of the ink, the water-soluble solvent having a SP value of 24 (MPa)1/2 or less according to the Hoy method and a molecular weight of 220 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20110094410
    Abstract: A regeneration apparatus for an electroless plating solution, which includes a sensor for measuring the formation rate of phosphorous acid formed in a plating tank in response to a plating treatment, a split device for taking out a plating solution in the plating tank to transfer the plating solution to a first processing tank, a sensor for measuring the concentration of the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution taken out, an addition device for supplying calcium carbonate or calcium hydroxide, an amount of which is required for producing a calcium phosphite from the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution, to the first processing tank, a separation device for separating and removing the calcium phosphite produced in the first processing tank from the plating solution, and a return pump for transferring the plating solution from which the calcium phosphite has been separated and removed to the plating tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: MURATA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenori TAKAGAMI, Hiroshi Kawakami, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Patent number: 7922875
    Abstract: A method of enriching a heavy oxygen isotope by distillation of the present invention includes: a first distillation step of feeding oxygen and ozone generated by an ozonizer 12 into a distillation column 13 filled with a diluent gas, and separating the oxygen, and the ozone and the diluent gas; a photodecomposition step of introducing a mixed gas of the ozone and the diluent gas from a bottom of the distillation column into a photoreaction cell 14, and irradiating the mixed gas with a laser light to selectively decompose the ozone containing the heavy oxygen isotope; and a second distillation step of returning non-decomposed ozone and oxygen containing the heavy oxygen isotope to the distillation column, and separating the oxygen, and the ozone and the diluent gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kambe, Hitoshi Kihara, Norihisa Nara, Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 7893371
    Abstract: In a pressure switch, a joint coupling holder is installed in a case of a housing through an opening, and a joint coupling, to which piping is connected, is connected to the joint coupling holder. The joint coupling holder includes a protective wall therein, which is arranged on a straight line with a detector that is accommodated inside the housing at a central portion of a through hole. In addition, a pressure fluid, which is introduced to the detector through a conduit of the joint coupling, flows in a bypassing manner through a pair of communication openings while averting the protective wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Kazuhiro Kurahara
  • Patent number: 7892603
    Abstract: A regeneration apparatus for an electroless plating solution includes a sensor for measuring the formation rate of phosphorous acid formed in a plating tank in response to a plating treatment, a split device for taking out a plating solution in the plating tank to transfer the plating solution to a first processing tank, a sensor for measuring the concentration of the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution taken out, an addition device for supplying calcium carbonate or calcium hydroxide, an amount of which is required for producing a calcium phosphite from the phosphorous acid contained in the plating solution, to the first processing tank, a separation device for separating and removing the calcium phosphite produced in the first processing tank from the plating solution, and a return pump for transferring the plating solution from which the calcium phosphite has been separated and removed to the plating tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Murata Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Takagami, Hiroshi Kawakami, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Publication number: 20110039287
    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: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: Snow Brand Milk Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Morita, Aiko Ono, Atsushi Serizawa, Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 7872004
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound represented by the following formula [I] wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate thereof, and a pharmaceutical composition, an anti-HIV agent and an HIV integrase inhibitor containing such compound. The compound of the present invention has an HIV integrase inhibitory activity, and is useful as an anti-HIV agent, or as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of AIDS. In addition, by the combined use with other anti-HIV agents such as a protease inhibitor, a reverse transcriptase inhibitor and the like, it can be a more effective anti-HIV agent. Because it shows integrase-specific high inhibitory activity, the compound can be a pharmaceutical agent safe on human body, which causes only a fewer side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Motohide Satoh, Hisateru Aramaki, Masaki Yamashita, Masafumi Inoue, Hiroshi Kawakami, Hisashi Shinkai, Hiroshi Nakamura, Yuji Matsuzaki, Shuichi Wamaki
  • Publication number: 20110008173
    Abstract: In a turbine rotor blade assembly 1, a length h2 in the radial direction of a bucket dovetail 15 of a notch blade 10 is configured to be shorter than a length h3 in the radial direction of an effective blade portion 13 of a adjacent notch blade 30 and a length h4 in the radial direction of the bucket dovetail 15. Thus, during an insertion of the notch blade 10 in the axial direction, the rotational movement Rf around the radial direction and the circumferential movement of the notch blade 10 can be secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Tomohiko Tsukuda, Sakae Kawasaki, Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20110001785
    Abstract: An image forming system includes: a recording medium which has a roll shape and is manufactured so as to have both edges curling in a direction opposite to a roll surface of the recording medium; an image forming device which forms an image on the recording medium conveyed along a conveyance path; a recording medium feeder in which the recording medium having the roll shape is loaded in such a manner that the recording medium having the roll shape is conveyed while the roll surface of the recording medium faces the image forming device; a rear end cutter for cutting the recording medium having the roll shape on which the image forming device has formed an image on the roll surface at a position posterior to the formed image; a reverse conveyance path in which the recording medium, on the roll surface of which the image has been formed and which has been cut by the rear end cutter, is reversed in terms of front and back surfaces of the recording medium; and a decurl device for reversing a curl direction of the
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tsuzawa, Yasuhiko Kachi, Hiroshi Kawakami
  • Patent number: 7860048
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile terminal, resource allocation manager and communication control method for sustaining the standby time to a time equivalent to the standby time of a communication device in which only a single radio interface is activated, without missing an opportunity of radio communication under good communication conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Mizuki, Hiroshi Kawakami, Wataru Takita