Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Nagashima

Hiroshi Nagashima 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).

  • Patent number: 10344464
    Abstract: The present invention is a flush toilet (1) including: a bowl portion (8) having a bowl-shaped waste receiving surface (16), a rim portion (18), and a well portion (20) formed at the bottom of the waste receiving surface; a discharge trap pipe (12) connected to the bottom portion of the well portion; a flush water guide portion (40b) disposed on the waste receiving surface at the rear of the well portion so that flush water is directed toward the side wall surface inside the well portion; and a liquid membrane spouting portion (24) disposed on the rim portion, wherein this liquid membrane spouting portion induces a vertical circulating flow in the well portion, produced when discharged flush water assumes a liquid membrane form and collides with a flush water guide portion, and the colliding flush water drops along the side wall surface of the well portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Shinichi Urata, Shuichi Nagashima, Mayu Okubo, Shoko Imaizumi, Daisuke Yamamoto, Kenichi Nakamura, Takumi Tsuchitani
  • Patent number: 10335263
    Abstract: An organ for transplantation having a kidney, a ureter, and a urinary bladder and an organ structure in which a first ureter, a first urinary bladder, a second ureter and a second urinary bladder are sequentially connected to a kidney can produce urine and excrete the produced urine, and thus is useful for transplantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BIOS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yokoo, Eiji Kobayashi, Hiroshi Nagashima, Hitomi Matsunari
  • Patent number: 10323400
    Abstract: A wash-out type toilet according to an embodiment includes a bowl that receives waste and a drainage water trap. The drainage water trap includes an inlet that is connected to a lower part of the bowl, a rise pipeline that is connected to the inlet and extends upward toward its own top part, a fall pipeline that extends downward toward an inlet of a drainage water pipe that is arranged on a floor surface, and an intermediate pipeline with an upstream-side portion that is connected to the rise pipeline and a downstream-side portion that is connected to the fall pipeline. Furthermore, the intermediate pipeline includes a retention surface that is formed to slope downward from an upstream side to a downstream side and temporarily retains waste at a time of toilet washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Shinichi Urata, Shuichi Nagashima, Mayu Okubo, Shoko Imaizumi, Daisuke Yamamoto, Kenichi Nakamura, Takumi Tsuchitani
  • Patent number: 10271542
    Abstract: Provided are 1) a hollow fiber cryopreservation instrument having a long support on which a hollow fiber is placed, wherein the support is formed of a low-temperature-resistant material, and 2) a cell cryopreservation method having a process of placing a hollow fiber on the support of the hollow fiber cryopreservation instrument, and a process of cryopreserving cells in a state in which the hollow fiber is placed on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Meiji University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nagashima, Hitomi Matsunari, Ayuko Uchikura
  • Publication number: 20180103619
    Abstract: Disease model pigs produced by nuclear transplantation, disease model pigs exhibiting stable phenotypes and production methods thereof are provided. Chimeric pigs for producing disease model pigs exhibiting stable phenotypes, genital glands thereof, and germ cells thereof are also provided. A method for producing a genetically modified disease model pig, includes: (a) transplanting a nucleus of a genetically modified cell into cytoplasm of an egg; (b) developing an obtained clonal embryo in a womb of a female pig to obtain an offspring; and mating the obtained offspring or having the offspring undergo sexual reproduction to further obtain the genetically modified offspring as a disease model pig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: ChimaERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAGASHIMA, Hitomi MATSUNARI, Masahito WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9927825
    Abstract: A frequency stabilizing apparatus includes a power detecting method control amount calculator, a frequency detecting method control amount calculator, and a command value calculator. The power detecting method control amount calculator generates a first command value based on demand and supply imbalance of power in an isolated island system. The frequency detecting method control amount calculator generates a second command value based on a change in a frequency of the power in the isolated island system. The command value calculator generates a command value to be given to a first storage battery based on the first command value and the second command value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Takaguchi, Yasuhiro Kojima, Masanobu Koshio, Hiroshi Nagashima, Fumitoshi Nomiyama
  • Publication number: 20180003108
    Abstract: Provided is a sound insulation structure for an internal combustion engine that facilitates the assembly work, and minimizes the transmission vibrations and noises. The sound insulation structure for an internal combustion engine comprises a cover main body (21) disposed outside of a main body (10) of the internal combustion engine and covering at least a part of the engine main body, and a foam sound insulation member (22) made of a foam material and attached to an inner surface (21a) of the cover main body facing the engine main body. The foam sound insulation member covers a noise source (11) of the engine main body and abuts the engine main body or a component part (12, 14) attached to the engine main body at an outer periphery thereof so as to interpose the noise source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Shota Fujimura, Hiroshi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20180000067
    Abstract: Provided are 1) a hollow fiber cryopreservation instrument having a long support on which a hollow fiber is placed, wherein the support is formed of a low-temperature-resistant material, and 2) a cell cryopreservation method having a process of placing a hollow fiber on the support of the hollow fiber cryopreservation instrument, and a process of cryopreserving cells in a state in which the hollow fiber is placed on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Meiji University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nagashima, Hitomi Matsunari, Ayuko Uchikura
  • Publication number: 20170333173
    Abstract: An organ for transplantation having a kidney, a ureter, and a urinary bladder and an organ structure in which a first ureter, a first urinary bladder, a second ureter and a second urinary bladder are sequentially connected to a kidney can produce urine and excrete the produced urine, and thus is useful for transplantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi YOKOO, Eiji KOBAYASHI, Hiroshi NAGASHIMA, Hitomi MATSUNARI
  • Publication number: 20150338868
    Abstract: A frequency stabilizing apparatus includes a power detecting method control amount calculator, a frequency detecting method control amount calculator, and a command value calculator. The power detecting method control amount calculator generates a first command value based on demand and supply imbalance of power in an isolated island system. The frequency detecting method control amount calculator generates a second command value based on a change in a frequency of the power in the isolated island system. The command value calculator generates a command value to be given to a first storage battery based on the first command value and the second command value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke TAKAGUCHI, Yasuhiro Kojima, Masanobu Koshio, Hiroshi Nagashima, Fumitoshi Nomiyama
  • Patent number: 8871167
    Abstract: A hydroxyapatite ceramic hybrid material, which includes a biodegradable polymer included in the pores in a hydroxyapatite ceramic structure, and a method thereof, and a calcium phosphate porous body, which is formed by an intertwining of fibrous calcium phosphates and includes a plurality of first pores formed where the fibrous calcium phosphates interconnect and plurality of equal diameter substantially spherical second pores with a larger inside diameter than the first pores, and a method thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Meiji University, Showa Ika Kogyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Aizawa, Masahiro Rikukawa, Yusuke Shigemitsu, Hiroshi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20120136088
    Abstract: A hydroxyapatite ceramic hybrid material, which includes a biodegradable polymer included in the pores in a hydroxyapatite ceramic structure, and a method thereof, and a calcium phosphate porous body, which is formed by an intertwining of fibrous calcium phosphates and includes a plurality of first pores formed where the fibrous calcium phosphates interconnect and plurality of equal diameter substantially spherical second pores with a larger inside diameter than the first pores, and a method thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicants: SHOWA-IKA KOGYO CO. LTD., MEIJI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mamoru Aizawa, Masahiro Rikukawa, Yusuke Shigemitsu, Hiroshi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20110262959
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of evaluating the possibility of a stem cell being able to differentiate into a cell that constitutes a desired tissue in a living organism, comprising the following steps of: (1) transplanting a stem cell to be evaluated into a primordium of a desired tissue of a non-human mammal, (2) culturing the tissue primordium in vitro, and (3) determining the possibility that the stem cell differentiates into a cell that constitutes the tissue in a living organism, with the degree of the dispersion of cells derived from the transplanted stem cell in the cultured tissue primordium as an index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicants: JICHI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC.
    Inventors: Eiji Kobayashi, Takashi Yokoo, Yutaka Hanazono, Hiroshi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20100195125
    Abstract: Conversion data D from an original color space into a new color space is set to D=A·B?1, where A is a profile for a printer in the original color space, and B is a profile for the same printer in the new color space. Even when the color space is changed, the same image can be output from the printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: SHIMA SEIKI MANUFACTURING, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 7721528
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine including a first filter and a second filter. The first filter traps particulates in exhaust gases from said engine. The second filter is provided for failure detection and disposed downstream of the first filter. The trapping state of the second filter is detected and a filtering capability of the first filter is diagnosed based on the detect trapping state of the first filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Odajima, Yuzuru Koike, Yoshitaka Takasuka, Atsushi Izumiura, Hiroshi Nagashima, Kiyoshi Saito
  • Publication number: 20090271882
    Abstract: A transgenic animal having diabetes, which is more suitable as a model of human than rodents, and its preparation method are disclosed. The method for preparing the transgenic pig comprises introducing a nucleic acid into a fertilized egg, clonal egg or embryo, the nucleic acid comprising a foreign gene which contains a region encoding dimerization domain of hepatocyte nuclear factor-1?, but does not encode a normal hepatocyte nuclear factor-1?, and a promoter located upstream of the foreign gene, which promoter is capable of expressing the foreign gene in a pig cell; and developing an individual from the fertilized egg, clonal egg or embryo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Bios Research Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Umeyama, Hiroshi Nagashima, Masahito Watanabe, Keizaburo Miki
  • Publication number: 20060254265
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine, having a filter for trapping particulates in exhaust gases from the engine, is disclosed. A first particulate amount indicates an amount of particulates to be trapped by the filter and is calculated according to an operating condition of the engine. A second particulate amount indicates an amount of particulates trapped by the filter and is calculated according to a temperature of the filter when a filter regeneration of burning the particulates trapped by the filter is performed. The first particulate amount is compared with the second particulate amount, and a failure determination of the filter is performed according to a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Akira Odajima, Yuzuru Koike, Yoshitaka Takasuka, Atsushi Izumiura, Hiroshi Nagashima, Kiyoshi Saito
  • Publication number: 20060196167
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine including a first filter and a second filter. The first filter traps particulates in exhaust gases from said engine. The second filter is provided for failure detection and disposed downstream of the first filter. The trapping state of the second filter is detected and a filtering capability of the first filter is diagnosed based on the detect trapping state of the first filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Akira Odajima, Yuzuru Koike, Yoshitaka Takasuka, Atsushi Izumiura, Hiroshi Nagashima, Kiyoshi Saito
  • Publication number: 20040161735
    Abstract: A method for the cryopreservation of oocytes or embryos, which comprises centrifugation of oocytes or embryos to polarize cytoplasmic lipid outside the oocyte or embryonic cells, subjecting the oocytes or embryos to low temperature conditions in the presence of a cryoprotectant which results in freezing of the oocytes or embryos prior to lipid depolarization, followed by low temperature storage of the frozen lipid polarized oocytes or embryos are described, as are oocytes and embryos produced according to such methods, and methods for producing live animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, BRESAGEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Brenton Nottle, Ranald Cameron, Luke Francis Sharkerley Beebe, Alan Weaver Blackshaw, Hiroshi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 6687420
    Abstract: In an image reading apparatus in which a document is read with scanning by a image pickup device, a height of the document and an outline of the document are detected. Based on the detected height and outline data, together with a calculating of a document size, an offset amount from a setting reference position of the document is calculated. Based on the calculations, the image is processed properly. Also, if the document is not placed correctly or a degree of an image distortion is not within a correctable range, an alarm is issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Matsuda, Noriyuki Okisu, Hiroshi Nagashima