Patents by Inventor Ken Tanaka

Ken Tanaka 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: 20210052609
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein provides a method for treating Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP) using 9-[(2,2-dimethyl-propyl amino)-methyl]-minocycline or a salt thereof, in either oral or IV doses or a combination of both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicants: Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Evangelos L. Tzanis, Paul McGovern, Amy L. Manley, Lynne Garrity-Ryan, S. Ken Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210040274
    Abstract: Powder including low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene having a melt viscosity of 1×102 to 7×105 Pa·s at 380° C., having a melt viscosity of 1×102 to 7×105 Pa·s at 380° C., having an average particle size of 1.0 to 50 ?m, and containing 30 or more carboxyl groups at ends of the molecule chain per 106 carbon atoms in the main chain, wherein the powder is substantially free from C8-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids and salts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken YOSHIDA, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Keisuke HAGI, Masayuki TSUJI, Taketo KATO, Yuuji TANAKA, Taku YAMANAKA, Kazuya KAWAHARA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Kazutaka HOSOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210041409
    Abstract: An oxygen sensor element made of a ceramic sintered body detects oxygen concentration based on an electric current value measured when a voltage is applied. The ceramic sintered body has a composition formula LnBa2-xSrxCu3O7-? generated by substituting any element selected from group 2 elements in the periodic table, such as strontium (Sr), for a part of a composition formula LnBa2Cu3O7-? (Ln denotes rare earth element and ? is 0 to 1). Sr substitution quantity x should satisfy an inequality constraint 0<x?1.5. This allows provision of an oxygen sensor element that improves durability etc. without losing sensor characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoichiro OKAMOTO, Kenichi IGUCHI, Ken TAKAHASHI, Tetsuro TANAKA, Chika ITO
  • Publication number: 20210018456
    Abstract: An oxygen sensor for detecting gas concentration based on either an electric current value or a resistance value measured when a voltage is applied to a sensor element includes gaps formed between electrodes arranged in an element main body and ridges where surfaces of an element touch each other. These gaps will be escaping parts for expansion and contraction of electrode material that accompany thermal expansion and contraction of a sensor main body, and concentration of thermal stress at edge parts of the element main body may thus be eliminated, thereby alleviating thermal stress on the oxygen sensor. This allows provision of a gas sensor that controls generation of cracks in the element and that is stably usable over a long period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Chika ITO, Ken TAKAHASHI, Tetsuro TANAKA, Kenichi IGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210010963
    Abstract: A sensor element has a cross-sectional area that increases either uniformly or gradually from a positive (+) electrode side toward a negative (?) electrode side, thereby leading a hot spot, which attempts to move to the negative electrode side, to a lower resistance side. A position that is at nearly equal distances from paired electrodes formed on either end of the sensor element is set as a hot spot generating position, so as to avoid damage to the electrodes due to heat emitted by the hot spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuro TANAKA, Kenichi IGUCHI, Ken TAKAHASHI, Chika ITO
  • Publication number: 20210006762
    Abstract: An object of one embodiment of the present disclosure is to provide a product with a high added value to a user by preventing an unnatural character string from being combined, combination of no character string, and the like in a case where there is no voice or almost no voice before or after an image selected from within a moving image. One embodiment of the present disclosure is an image processing apparatus including: a selection unit configured to select, from a moving image including a plurality of frames, a part of the moving image; an extraction unit configured to extract a voice during a predetermined time corresponding to the selected part in the moving image; and a combination unit configured to combine a character string based on a voice extracted by the extraction unit, with the part of the moving image selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Daiki Kadomatsu, Kosei Tanaka, Gou Sasaki, Hirokazu Kameda, Chisei Sumita, Takeshi Nakamura, Ken Hoshino, Hiroaki Hasegawa, Kenichi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20210006747
    Abstract: An object of one embodiment of the present disclosure is to provide a product with a high added value to a user by preventing an erroneous character string from being combined in a case where a voice before and after an image selected from within a moving image is a mixed voice. One embodiment of the present disclosure is an image processing apparatus including: a selection unit configured to select, from a moving image including a plurality of frames, a part of the moving image; an extraction unit configured to extract a voice during a predetermined time corresponding to the selected part in the moving image; and a combination unit configured to combine a character string based on a voice extracted by the extraction unit, with the part of the moving image selected by the selection unit or a frame among frames corresponding to the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Daiki Kadomatsu, Kosei Tanaka, Gou Sasaki, Hirokazu Kameda, Chisei Sumita, Takeshi Nakamura, Ken Hoshino, Hiroaki Hasegawa, Kenichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10870735
    Abstract: The invention provides a production method for producing low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene enabling easy removal of most of C8-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids and salts thereof, which are unfortunately generated by irradiation, from the low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene. The method for producing low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene includes: (1) irradiating polytetrafluoroethylene to provide low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene having a melt viscosity of 1×102 to 7×105 Pa·s at 380° C.; (2) pulverizing the low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene; and (3) heating the low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene pulverized in the step (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Yoshida, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Keisuke Hagi, Masayuki Tsuji, Taketo Kato, Yuuji Tanaka, Taku Yamanaka, Kazuya Kawahara, Masamichi Sukegawa, Kazutaka Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20200365694
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor device includes a first impurity layer made of an Al1-XGaXN (0<X?1) based material and containing a first impurity with which a depth of an acceptor level from a valence band (ET-EV) is made not less than 0.3 eV but less than 0.6 eV, an electron transit layer formed on the first impurity layer, an electron supply layer formed on the electron transit layer, agate electrode formed on the electron transit layer, and a source electrode and a drain electrode formed such that the source electrode and the drain electrode sandwich the gate electrode and electrically connected to the electron supply layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Norikazu ITO, Taketoshi TANAKA, Ken NAKAHARA
  • Patent number: 10841548
    Abstract: An oscillating mirror element includes a mirror portion, a drive portion that drives the mirror portion, a strain sensor capable of detecting an amount of displacement of the mirror portion, and a base including a mirror beam portion provided with the mirror portion, a sensor beam portion provided with the strain sensor, and a body portion that supports the mirror beam portion and the sensor beam portion and is provided with the drive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Fuminori Tanaka, Takeshi Inoda, Ken Nishioka, Jun Akedo
  • Patent number: 10835542
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein provides a method for treating Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP) using 9-[(2,2-dimethyl-propyl amino)-methyl]-minocycline or a salt thereof, in either oral or IV doses or a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Evangelos L. Tzanis, Paul McGovern, Amy L. Manley, Lynne Garrity-Ryan, S. Ken Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200358927
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a gradation correction unit configured to perform a correction process on first image data expressing first gradation values, and output second image data expressing second gradation values. The gradation correction unit is configured to determine the second gradation values based on the first gradation values of a plurality of colors of a plurality of pixels in an area including a process target pixel and having a size corresponding to a first color misregistration amount. The gradation correction unit is further configured to determine the second gradation values such that there is no pixel in which a sum of the second gradation values of the plurality of colors exceeds a first threshold value, even when color misregistration within the first color misregistration amount occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Takayuki Tanaka, Shinji Katagiri, Shuichi Tetsuno, Ken Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20200330489
    Abstract: Methods of treating or preventing a bacterial infection in a subject are disclosed herein, wherein the bacterial infection is caused by a bacterium which can be used as a biological weapon. Also disclosed is a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound of the present invention for treating or preventing a bacterial infection in a subject, wherein the bacterial infection is caused by a bacterium which can be used as a biological weapon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Michael P. Draper, S. Ken Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10793650
    Abstract: Low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene powder having a complex viscosity of 1×102 to 7×105 Pa·s at 380° C., containing 5 or less carboxyl groups at ends of the molecule chain per 106 carbon atoms in the main chain, and being substantially free from C8-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids and salts thereof. Also disclosed is a method for producing low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Yoshida, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Keisuke Hagi, Masayuki Tsuji, Taketo Kato, Yuuji Tanaka, Taku Yamanaka, Kazuya Kawahara, Masamichi Sukegawa, Kazutaka Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20200289988
    Abstract: Provided is a method for cleaning a filtration membrane provided in a membrane filtration device that is immersed in a liquid to be treated and performs solid-liquid separation on the liquid to be treated. When a transmembrane pressure difference exceeds a first predetermined pressure difference P1, a first cleaning step W1 for cleaning a filtration membrane is performed using a first chemical solution; when the transmembrane pressure difference immediately after performing the first cleaning step W1 exceeds a second predetermined pressure difference P2 that is lower than the first predetermined pressure difference, a second cleaning step W2 for cleaning the filtration membrane is performed using a second chemical solution having a concentration higher than the first chemical solution; and when the second cleaning step W2 is performed, the concentration of the second chemical solution and/or the cleaning time is changed according to the temperature of the liquid to be treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunobu OKAJIMA, Yuki KAWASHIMA, Yuji OTSUKA, Yukako MORITA, Ken TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200289532
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for using a tetracycline compound to treat bacterial infections are described. In one embodiment, for example, the invention provides a method of treating a subject for an infection, comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of 9-[(2,2-dimethyl-propyl amino)-methyl]-minocycline or a salt thereof, such that said subject is treated, wherein said infection is selected from the group consisting of MSSA, MRSA, B-streptococci, Viridans Streptococci, Enterococcus, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Sean M. Johnston, Robert D. Arbeit, Thomas J. Bigger, Dennis P. Molnar, S. Ken Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200281948
    Abstract: Methods of treating or preventing a C. difficile infection and the associated pathological conditions related to C. difficile infection, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: S. Ken Tanaka, Michael P. Draper
  • Patent number: 10753812
    Abstract: A torque detector detects a torsional torque between a first shaft and a second shaft based on a torsional displacement of an elastic member coaxially connecting the first shaft and the second shaft. The torque detector includes a magnetic flux generation unit and a magnetic sensor. The magnetic flux generation unit rotates with rotation of the first shaft and includes a first pole and a second pole into and out of which lines of magnetic force enter and exit. The magnetic sensor rotates with rotation of the second shaft and includes a detection surface for detecting a magnetic flux or a magnetic flux density. The first pole and the second pole are arranged to face each other across the magnetic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Tanaka, Shingo Shimizu, Toshiro Suzuki, Satoru Jinno, Shigetoshi Fukaya
  • Patent number: 10744840
    Abstract: A vehicle height control system includes a fluid feeder and a vehicle height control unit. The vehicle height control unit includes a communication control unit. In a first communication state, a high-pressure source and a common passage are made to communicate with each other via the first passage and the second passage. In a second communication state, the first passage is shut off and the high-pressure source and the common passage are made to communicate with each other via the second passage. The communication control unit selects one from among the plurality of communication states based on at least one of a content of a start condition, a target vehicle height of a height increasing control and a number of wheels to be controlled in the height increasing control, when the start condition of the height increasing control is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shogo Tanaka, Hideki Ohashi, Jun Tokumitsu, Ryo Kanda, Ken Ogue, Hirokazu Shiozaki, Tomoyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10737638
    Abstract: A vehicular pillar structure including: a first front pillar garnish, a first pillar being extended substantially along a vehicle vertical direction; a second front pillar garnish and a second pillar being extended substantially along the vehicle vertical direction, a transparent member that is bridged between the first pillar and the second pillar; an extended portion that is provided on the vehicle interior side and on a vehicle upper side of the transparent member, is formed in a plate shape whose plate thickness direction is a substantially vehicle width direction, and is extended from an upper end portion of the second front pillar garnish to an upper end portion of the first front pillar garnish; and an upper lid member provided to cover a space between a lower end portion of the extended portion and the transparent member, and is configured as a separate body from the second front pillar garnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ken Tanaka, Yasuhiro Ito