Patents by Inventor Kentaro Nakamura

Kentaro Nakamura 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: 20220096418
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ketone body production promoting composition comprising: as an active ingredient, a fatty acid glyceride which contains one to three molecules of fatty acids as constituent fatty acids and is a C6 or less fatty acid glyceride in which at least one molecule of the constituent fatty acids is a saturated fatty acid having 6 or less carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro NAKAMURA, Kinya ASHIDA, Akina SASAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11258467
    Abstract: A filter includes series resonators in a signal path. An IDT electrode included in the series resonators includes at least either first electrode fingers including variant portions or second electrode fingers not including variant portions. In the IDT electrode included in one or more series resonators of the series resonators, a direction that connects the respective other ends of a plurality of electrode fingers intersects an acoustic wave propagation direction. In a first portion and a second portion of the IDT electrode, the first and second electrode fingers are arranged in a predetermined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Nakamura, Noriyoshi Ota
  • Patent number: 11241518
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a cartilage regenerative material that is capable of regenerating bone and cartilage using cells. Provided is a cartilage regenerative material including a cell construct, which includes biocompatible polymer blocks and stem cells, in which a plurality of the biocompatible polymer blocks are disposed in gaps between a plurality of the stem cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: FUJIFILM Corporation, JAPAN TISSUE ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Nakamura, Hayato Miyoshi, Satoko Hada, Masatoki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11224581
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel composition for promoting ketone body production. The present invention provides a composition for use in promoting ketone body production, comprising one or more amino acid(s) selected from the group consisting of citrulline, leucine, cysteine, taurine, glutamine and aspartic acid. The composition according to the present invention may further comprise either or both of a medium-chain fatty acid and a medium-chain fatty acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Kentaro Nakamura, Kinya Ashida, Akina Sasayama, Yuri Saito
  • Publication number: 20210399719
    Abstract: A filter includes series resonators on a signal path, each of the series resonator including an IDT electrode that includes first electrode fingers each including a variant portion, second electrode fingers each including no variant portion, or both the first electrode fingers and the second electrode fingers, in the IDT electrode of one or more series resonators of the series resonators, a direction connecting other-side end portions of electrode fingers crosses an acoustic wave propagation direction, the IDT electrode includes the first electrode fingers, a first portion of an IDT electrode of another series resonator centrally located in the acoustic wave propagation direction, includes only the first electrode fingers, and a second portion and a third portion on two sides of the first portion each include only the second electrode fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Kentaro NAKAMURA, Noriyoshi OTA
  • Publication number: 20210384924
    Abstract: A filter includes series resonators in a signal path. An IDT electrode included in the series resonators includes at least either first electrode fingers including variant portions or second electrode fingers not including variant portions. In the IDT electrode included in one or more series resonators of the series resonators, a direction that connects the respective other ends of a plurality of electrode fingers intersects an acoustic wave propagation direction. In a first portion and a second portion of the IDT electrode, the first and second electrode fingers are arranged in a predetermined order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kentaro NAKAMURA, Noriyoshi OTA
  • Patent number: 11160902
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a cartilage regenerative material that suppresses infiltration of fibrous soft tissue and brings about satisfactory cartilage regeneration, and a method for producing the cartilage regenerative material. Provided is a cartilage regenerative material including a porous body of a biocompatible polymer and a biocompatible polymer film, in which the porous body contains chondrocytes and cartilage matrix, and the cartilage matrix exists in a region of 10% or more of a region extending from the surface of the transplant face of the porous body to a depth of 150 ?m along the thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: FUJIFILM Corporation, JAPAN TISSUE ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Nakamura, Hayato Miyoshi, Satoko Hada, Masatoki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210332221
    Abstract: Provided are tread rubber compositions and pneumatic tires which are excellent in abrasion resistance. Included is a tread rubber composition containing, based on 100% by mass of a rubber component therein, 10% by mass or more of styrene-butadiene rubber and 10% by mass or more of polybutadiene rubber, and having an absolute value of change in hardness before and after heat aging, |?Hs|, satisfying the following relationship (1) and an absolute value of change in Swell before and after heat aging, |?Swell|, satisfying the following relationship (2) |?Hs|?3.0??(1); |?Swell|?20%??(2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210316043
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a cell transplantation kit capable of exhibiting a high medical treatment effect by transplanted cells, a method for producing a sac-shaped structure that is used in the cell transplantation kit, and a therapeutic agent for diabetes containing the cell transplantation kit. According to the present invention, there is provided a cell transplantation kit including a first sac-shaped structure consisting of a membrane having pores of an average pore diameter of 0.2 mm or less, and a plurality of second sac-shaped structures having an average long diameter larger than the average pore diameter of the pores of the first sac-shaped structure, in which at least a part of the plurality of second sac-shaped structures contain cells. According to the present invention, there is provided a method for producing a sac-shaped structure that is used in the cell transplantation kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo KOGAWA, Kentaro NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11138655
    Abstract: There are provided an information processing device, an information processing method, an information processing program, and a recording medium having the information program recorded therein which can present, to a seller, information which enables a setting of, for example, adequate putting-up conditions according to a putting-up purpose of an item. The information processing device acquires transaction history information of an item related to item information of an item specified by a seller for putting-up, from a database which stores transaction history information of items put up in the past. Further, the information processing device extracts transaction history information of other items which suit to a putting-up purpose of the item by the seller, as suited transaction history information, from the extracted transaction history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Kentaro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20210284245
    Abstract: A vehicle body may include a dash crossmember, a rocker extending rearwards from an end of the dash crossmember, a front pillar extends upwards from the rocker along the side portion of the cabin and a reinforcement plate including a first end joined to the dash crossmember and a second end joined to the front pillar. An inner wall of the dash crossmember may have an uneven shape that defines at least one bend extending in the right-left direction. The first end of the reinforcement plate may at least partly have a bent shape that conforms with the uneven shape of the dash crossmember.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kentaro NAKAMURA, Osamu SHIMASAKI, Daisuke SUEWAKA
  • Publication number: 20210285396
    Abstract: A coal gasification combined power generation facility includes a feed water supply line that supplies feed water condensed by a condenser to an exhaust heat recovery boiler; a supply adjustment valve that adjusts the flow amount of feed water supplied to the exhaust heat recovery boiler; a turbine bypass line that bypasses a steam turbine and supplies steam to the condenser; and a spray water line that supplies the feed water to the turbine bypass line. The coal gasification combined power generation facility has a bypass operation mode, wherein a control device supplies the feed water to the turbine bypass line and performs a first opening degree control to control the opening degree of the supply adjustment valve so that the amount of feed water supplied to the exhaust heat recovery boiler becomes less than that in a normal operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI POWER, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Hayashi, Jun Taguchi, Satoru Matsuo, Kei Moriyama, Ken Tamura, Kentaro Nakamura, Yuji Ohta
  • Publication number: 20210260015
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel composition for use in suppressing fat accumulation, a novel composition for use in suppressing body weight gain, and a composition for use in promoting the production of a ketone body. According to the present invention, there is provided a composition for use in suppressing fat accumulation, suppressing body weight gain and/or promoting the production of a ketone body, comprising, as an active ingredient, a medium chain fatty acid glyceride comprising a saturated fatty acid having 8 carbon atoms as a constituent fatty acid. The ratio of the amount of the saturated fatty acid having 8 carbon atoms to the total amount of medium chain fatty acids of the medium chain fatty acid glyceride can be set to 0.6 or more. The medium chain fatty acid glyceride may further comprise, as a constituent fatty acid, a saturated fatty acid having 10 carbon atoms and/or a saturated fatty acid having 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicants: National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, THE FOOD SCIENCE INSTITUTE FOUNDATION, MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuo KIMURA, Daisuke KOZUTSUMI, Kinya ASHIDA, Kentaro NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11051930
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there are provided a membrane for immunoisolation, including: a porous membrane that contains a polymer, in which the porous membrane includes a layered compact portion where a pore diameter is the smallest within the membrane, and a pore diameter continuously increases in a thickness direction from the compact portion toward at least one surface of the porous membrane; a chamber for transplantation for enclosing a biological constituent therein, including the above-described membrane for immunoisolation on at least a part of a surface forming an inside and an outside of the chamber for transplantation; and a device for transplantation, including the above-described chamber for transplantation enclosing the biological constituent therein. In the membrane for immunoisolation of the present invention which can be manufactured at low costs, a deterioration in substance permeability is unlikely to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Mochizuki, Kentaro Nakamura, Shigeaki Ohtani, Naohiro Matsunaga, Ryuta Takegami
  • Patent number: 11045587
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a membrane for immunoisolation, including a porous membrane that contains a polymer, in which Formulas (I) and (II) are satisfied for at least one surface of the porous membrane, B/A?0.7 (I) and A?0.015 (II) (in the formula, A represents a ratio of an N element to a C element on a surface of the membrane, and B represents a ratio of the N element to the C element at a depth of 30 nm from the surface of the membrane); a chamber for transplantation for enclosing a biological constituent therein, including the above-described membrane for immunoisolation on at least a part of a surface forming an inside and an outside of the chamber for transplantation; and a device for transplantation includes the above-described chamber for transplantation enclosing the above-described biological constituent therein. The membrane for immunoisolation of the present invention has a high bioaffinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Mochizuki, Kentaro Nakamura, Shigeaki Ohtani, Naohiro Matsunaga, Ryuta Takegami
  • Patent number: 11027044
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a sheet-like cell structure having excellent strength and shape-maintaining performance, and a sheet-like cell structure having excellent strength and shape-maintaining performance. According to the present invention, there is provided a method for producing a sheet-like cell structure, including: a step of adding a biocompatible macromolecular block, a cell, and a liquid medium onto a culture support body having a plurality of recessed portions on a culture surface, and immersing the biocompatible macromolecular block and the cell in uppermost portions of the recessed portions; and a step of culturing the cell to obtain a sheet-like cell structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kentaro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11014616
    Abstract: A holding structure for holding a mounted part on a floor panel includes: a floor panel that extends in a vehicle front-rear direction and in a vehicle width direction, the floor panel including an adhesion surface that is joined via an adhesive agent to a first portion of a body, and an anchoring portion that protrudes from a surface on an opposite side from the adhesion surface; a mounted part that is anchored to the anchoring portion; and a connecting component comprising a first portion that is fixed to the mounted part, and a second portion that is fixed to a second portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Kitakata, Tsuyoshi Izuhara, Kentaro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11001308
    Abstract: A vehicle front structure includes a first bumper reinforcement, a pair of right and left front side members respectively disposed on a vehicle rear side of outer portions of the first bumper reinforcement in a vehicle width direction, an apron upper member, a first crash box interposed between the first bumper reinforcement and the front side member, a cross member coupling together front ends of the pair of right and left front side members in the vehicle width direction, and a high-voltage component disposed on the vehicle rear side of and at a distance from the cross member. The first crash box is configured to undergo compressive deformation when a load equal to or larger than a predetermined value is input from the first bumper reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hyuga Atsumi, Shigenori Hashida, Kentaro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20210122221
    Abstract: An electric vehicle may include: a body comprising a compartment on a front side of a cabin; a component frame located in the compartment, and connected to the body; and a circuit case located on the component frame, comprising therein a control circuit configured to control a traction motor, and constituted of metal. The component frame may comprise: a plurality of crossmembers extending along a vehicle left-right direction; and a connection member connecting the plurality of crossmembers to each other. The plurality of crossmembers may comprise a rear crossmember which is a rearmost crossmember of the plurality of crossmembers. The circuit case may be on the front side of a rear end of the rear crossmember in a top view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kentaro NAKAMURA, Osamu SHIMASAKI, Ryosuke NEGAWA
  • Patent number: 10980858
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a trophic factor releasing agent and an inflammatory disease treating agent in which an amount of trophic factors released from cells in a cell transplantation treatment or the like is increased. According to the present invention, there is provided a trophic factor releasing agent including a cell structure that includes biocompatible polymer blocks and cells and in which a plurality of the biocompatible polymer blocks are disposed in gaps between a plurality of the cells, in which a size of one of the biocompatible polymer blocks is 20 ?m to 200 ?m, and trophic factors are released from the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Nakamura, Sayako Kozakai