Patents by Inventor Kazuo Miyashita

Kazuo Miyashita 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: 20180077946
    Abstract: An oxidation inhibitor containing, as an active ingredient, an aminocarbonyl compound having a structure resulting from binding of an amino group of a compound having sphingoid base structure and a carbonyl group of a carbonyl compound. The oxidation inhibitor has high oxidation inhibitory effects, and inhibits oxidation of fats and oils, in particular, fats and oils containing a large proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids to prevent deterioration due to oxidation of fats and oils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, MEGMILK SNOW BRAND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo MIYASHITA, Makoto SHIOTA, Ai SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20120095876
    Abstract: There is provided an advance order processing apparatus 10 which executes, for an object whose estimated value and result value may be different, processing of receiving an advance order on the basis of an estimated value and confirming the advance order on the basis of a result value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Kazuo Miyashita
  • Patent number: 7797176
    Abstract: Reservation processing is achieved whereby suitable reservation prices are presented in accordance with the reservation request of a reservation seeker and the situation regarding earlier-arriving reservations, thereby enabling the reserver to reserve the product he or she desires. When the reservation server receives reservation information from the reservation terminal, it calculates discounted reservation prices based on the number of reservation alternatives designating products desired to be reserved and the reservation fixing time designating a time limit for fixing the reservation, allocates one among the reservation alternatives as a tentative provisional reservation and further allocates the other choices as tentative backup reservations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventor: Kazuo Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20100093847
    Abstract: [Problem] Fucoxanthin extracted from wakame seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida) is effective as an anti-obesity active agent. However, fucoxanthin is contained in mature (adult) brown algae in a small amount, and accordingly, it takes a long time and high cost to obtain fcoxanthin in an amount sufficient for practical use. Further, an anti-obesity active agent showing a stronger effect has been desired. It is, therefore, an object of the present invention to specify a carotenoid exhibiting anti-obesity activity stronger than that of fucoxanthin and to provide an anti-obesity active agent and an anti-obesity method which use the caritenoid. [Means to Solve the Problem] Intensive and extensive studies have been made as to what carotenoid has an anti-obesity activity stronger than that of fucoxanthin and what material should be used in order to economically obtain such a carotenoid. As a result, the answer has been found that the carotenoid is fucoxanthinol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Kazuo Miyashita, Masashi Hosokawa, Tokutake Sashima
  • Publication number: 20070271123
    Abstract: Reservation processing is achieved whereby suitable reservation prices are presented in accordance with the reservation request of a reservation seeker and the situation regarding earlier-arriving reservations, thereby enabling the reserver to reserve the product he or she desires. When the reservation server 10 receives reservation information from the reservation terminal 11, it calculates discounted reservation prices based on the number of reservation alternatives designating products desired to be reserved and the reservation fixing time designating a time limit for fixing the reservation, allocates one among the reservation alternatives as a tentative provisional reservation and further allocates the other choices as tentative backup reservations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventor: Kazuo Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20060106477
    Abstract: The present invention is to formulate a production plan 5 by means of an event-based simulator 4 simulating movement of products within a factory through use of a production process model 2 and a production rule 3. There are provided a time-interval-based simulator 6 for computing the statuses of production processes at given time intervals, and a rule generator 7 for automatically deriving the production rule 3 through use of the time-interval-based simulator 6. As a result of a production plan being repeatedly formulated at high speed through use of the time-interval-based simulator 6, the rule generator 7 can automatically, efficiently formulate the production rule 3 by application of machine learning based on a consecutive optimization method. An event-based simulator 4 devises a high-quality production plan 5 using the generated production rule 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventor: Kazuo Miyashita
  • Patent number: 6655581
    Abstract: An ATM having a guide capability in which even a visually handicapped person who can not read braille type can positively operate a customer operating touch panel. An automatic teller machine includes a customer operating touch panel 2 having a plurality of operating keys which are touched for actuation. Guide icons 3 which are embossed to represent the icons of the operating keys are provided in the periphery of the customer operating touch panel at positions corresponding to said plurality of operating keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Takishima, Kazuya Akiyama, Kazuo Miyashita, Kazuya Osada, Kenjirou Mizumoto, Takashi Matsuda, Kouichi Harada
  • Patent number: 6555128
    Abstract: A feed is disclosure includes docosahexaenoic acid and/or conjugated docosahexaenoic acid. This feed is used for farming fish such as steelheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Hokkaido University
    Inventor: Kazuo Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20020106398
    Abstract: A feed is disclosure includes docosahexaenoic acid and/or conjugated docosahexaenoic acid. This feed is used for farming fish such as steelheads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: Kazuo Miyashita
  • Patent number: 5574640
    Abstract: The present invention is embodied in a machine-implemented method of automatically correcting errors in an industrial schedule. The invention maintains a set of repair heuristics which may be applied to correct errors in the schedule. The system is initially trained by an expert who identifies problems in a set of trial schedules and applies the heuristics to correct the problems. The system records all steps, unsuccessful and successful, which were used by the expert to solve the problem. The recognized problem, the trial heuristics and the results of applying each heuristic are stored in a case library. When a sufficient number of trial schedules have been entered, the system may operate automatically. During automatic operation, the system automatically generates an initial schedule to solve a scheduling problem. Errors in the schedule are recognized either automatically or using input from an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignees: Carnegie Mellon University, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Katia P. Sycara, Kazuo Miyashita
  • Patent number: 5567730
    Abstract: A method of stabilizing .omega.-3 unsaturated fatty acid compounds comprising dispersing one or more compounds selected from a group consisting of an .omega.-3 unsaturated fatty acid, its derivative and an oil and fat containing the .omega.-3 unsaturated fatty acid or the derivative in an aqueous solution, is presented. .omega.-3 Unsaturated fatty acids such as DHA and EPA which have been regarded as unstable can be kept under stable conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Maruha Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Miyashita, Toru Ota, Suguru Okazaki, Masazumi Nishikawa, Kazuaki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 5301260
    Abstract: Disclosed is an inference processor having a compiler-type rule processor and an interpreter-type rule processor. The compiler-type rule processor includes a rule file for storing user-defined rules, a rule compiler for expanding the rules into a rule network, a production memory for storing compiled rules, a working memory for storing intermediate inference processing results, and an inference engine which uses these components for inference processing. The interpreter-type rule processor includes a rule file for storing user-defined rules, a rule interpreter for successively interpreting these rules, a production memory for storing interpreted rules, an inference engine which uses the production memory for inference processing, and a working memory for storing intermediate inference processing results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Miyashita
  • Patent number: D375515
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Takeda, Kazuo Miyashita, Yaichi Moriya, Kenichi Yamauchi