Patents by Inventor Makoto Matsuoka

Makoto Matsuoka 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: 11152310
    Abstract: A microwave device includes: a multilayer resin substrate being a first multilayer resin substrate; an IC being a radio frequency circuit provided on the multilayer resin substrate and electrically connected to the multilayer resin substrate; a heat spreader provided on a side opposite to the multilayer resin substrate across the IC, and in contact with the IC; a mold resin covering the periphery of the IC and the heat spreader; and a conductive film covering the mold resin and the heat spreader, where an inner side of the conductive film is in contact with the heat spreader, and the conductive film is electrically connected to a ground via hole of the multilayer resin substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yukinobu Tarui, Makoto Kimura, Katsumi Miyawaki, Kiyoshi Ishida, Hiroaki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20190081366
    Abstract: A battery control device of embodiments includes at least two transistors and a control unit. The at least two transistors are at least two transistors that are connected to a battery in series and control charging of the battery, include body diodes, respectively, and are connected in series such that respective body diodes are arranged in the same direction. The control unit changes a conduction pattern in which a conduction state and a non-conduction state of the at least two transistors are switched, and determines whether at least one of the at least two transistors has an abnormality on the basis of a change in a measured voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Gyoda, Masanori Terasaki, Makoto Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 9980915
    Abstract: An oral disintegrating tablet containing (1) D-mannitol, (2) an active ingredient, (3) one or more disintegrating agents selected from the group consisting of crospovidone and carmellose, and (4) one or more lubricants selected from the group consisting of sodium stearyl fumarate and sucrose esters of fatty acids. The oral disintegrating tablet of the present invention has some excellent properties of (1) allowing easy production in a common facility without necessitating a specialized pharmaceutical technique, (2) having an appropriate strength that does not breakdown in the process of distribution, (3) having a fast disintegrating ability in the oral cavity, and (4) also having excellent ingestion feel such as greatly reduced bitterness or gritty feel; therefore, the tablet can be suitably used as a dosage form that is suitable for aged individuals, children, and seriously ill patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO DAINIPPON PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Nishii, Maki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20170200987
    Abstract: A battery assembly system includes: a battery assembly; a temperature measuring part; and a monitoring device. The battery assembly includes a plurality of batteries connected in series. The temperature measuring part measures temperatures of connection parts used to connect electrodes of batteries included in the battery assembly. The monitoring device derives temperatures of the batteries on the basis of the temperatures measured by the temperature measuring part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Makoto MATSUOKA, Shinichiro KOSUGI, Katsuya UCHIDA, Kazuto KURODA, Massahiro SEKINO, Norihiro KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20160377686
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a degradation estimation method includes detecting a stop interval of a battery control apparatus having a function to calculate a state of charge of a battery, acquiring degradation information corresponding to a calculated state of charge calculated from the battery and a detection temperature detected from the battery or degradation information corresponding to the calculated state of charge and an ambient temperature based on a first degradation information database showing degradation of the battery in accordance with a set state of charge and a set temperature, and estimating the degradation of the battery in the stop interval based on the degradation information acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Katsuya UCHIDA, Shinichiro Kosugi, Makoto Sato, Makoto Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 8948595
    Abstract: An optical line terminal includes the transmission rate control table for storing a minimum bandwidth for an emergency status for each of optical network units in addition to a maximum assigned bandwidth in a normal status. When a decrease in a supply power is detected, the optical line terminal calculates a transmission clock rate providing a minimum bandwidth required by each optical network unit with reference to the transmission rate control table. The optical line terminal determines change timing of downstream and upstream transmission clock rates, and change timing of upstream data for time-division multiplexing to instruct each of the optical network units. Both the optical line terminal and the optical network unit change the transmission clock rates with substantial synchronization therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tohru Kazawa, Toyomi Teramoto, Makoto Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20140300025
    Abstract: An oral disintegrating tablet containing (1) D-mannitol, (2) an active ingredient, (3) one or more disintegrating agents selected from the group consisting of crospovidone and carmellose, and (4) one or more lubricants selected from the group consisting of sodium stearyl fumarate and sucrose esters of fatty acids. The oral disintegrating tablet of the present invention has some excellent properties of (1) allowing easy production in a common facility without necessitating a specialized pharmaceutical technique, (2) having an appropriate strength that does not breakdown in the process of distribution, (3) having a fast disintegrating ability in the oral cavity, and (4) also having excellent ingestion feel such as greatly reduced bitterness or gritty feel; therefore, the tablet can be suitably used as a dosage form that is suitable for aged individuals, children, and seriously ill patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SUMITOMO PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MATSUOKA, Hiroyuki NISHII, Maki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8778392
    Abstract: An oral disintegrating tablet containing (1) D-mannitol, (2) an active ingredient, (3) one or more disintegrating agents selected from the group consisting of crospovidone and carmellose, and (4) one or more lubricants selected from the group consisting of sodium stearyl fumarate and sucrose esters of fatty acids. The oral disintegrating tablet of the present invention has some excellent properties of (1) allowing easy production in a common facility without necessitating a specialized pharmaceutical technique, (2) having an appropriate strength that does not breakdown in the process of distribution, (3) having a fast disintegrating ability in the oral cavity, and (4) also having excellent ingestion feel such as greatly reduced bitterness or gritty feel; therefore, the tablet can be suitably used as a dosage form that is suitable for aged individuals, children, and seriously ill patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Nishii, Maki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 7983403
    Abstract: A communication apparatus according to the present invention includes a presence information setting unit that sets presence information including a user display name and its apparatus state, and a presence information notification unit that that notifies an opposing apparatus of the presence information. The communication apparatus further include an action information acquisition unit that detects an opposing user action of the opposing apparatus. The communication apparatus determines that the user is “Away” or “Not Available” when the action information detector detects no user reaction after a predetermined time has passed since the opposing apparatus user's action was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sakata, Makoto Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7915050
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide gibberellin-binding proteins, genes encoding such proteins, and applications therefor. The proteins of the present invention function as cytoplasmic receptors for gibberellin and mediate gibberellin response in plants. Plants overexpressing such genes exhibited gibberellin-hypersensitive phenotypes, such as increased plant height. In contrast, plants in which the genes were mutated exhibited gibberellin-insensitive phenotypes, and thus became dwarfed. Accordingly, plant differentiation and growth can be regulated by introducing the gibberellin-binding genes of the present invention or by suppressing the expression of same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Makoto Matsuoka, Hidemi Kitano, Motoyuki Ashikari, Miyako Ueguchi, Isomaro Yamaguchi, Masatoshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 7790957
    Abstract: A gene relating to the regeneration ability of plants was successfully isolated and identified using linkage analysis. Furthermore, methods for breeding highly regenerative varieties, methods for transforming unculturable varieties, and methods for selecting transformed cells, wherein these methods utilize this gene, were also discovered. The present invention is useful in fields such as cultivar improvement and gene analysis that uses transformation methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Asuka Nishimura, Makoto Matsuoka, Motoyuki Ashikari
  • Publication number: 20100098756
    Abstract: An oral disintegrating tablet containing (1) D-mannitol, (2) an active ingredient, (3) one or more disintegrating agents selected from the group consisting of crospovidone and carmellose, and (4) one or more lubricants selected from the group consisting of sodium stearyl fumarate and sucrose esters of fatty acids. The oral disintegrating tablet of the present invention has some excellent properties of (1) allowing easy production in a common facility without necessitating a specialized pharmaceutical technique, (2) having an appropriate strength that does not breakdown in the process of distribution, (3) having a fast disintegrating ability in the oral cavity, and (4) also having excellent ingestion feel such as greatly reduced bitterness or gritty feel; therefore, the tablet can be suitably used as a dosage form that is suitable for aged individuals, children, and seriously ill patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Makoto Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Nishii, Maki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20090186083
    Abstract: 3-[(1S)-1-(2-fluorobiphenyl-4-yl)ethyl]-5-[[amino(morpholin-4-yl)methylene]amino]isoxazole is an isoxazole compound useful as a therapeutic agent for an autoimmune disease. The isoxazole compound can be stabilized by using an antioxidant such as a metabisulfite, bisulfite, sulfite or dibutylhydroxytoluene. A pharmaceutical composition for oral administration comprising the isoxazole compound and the antioxidant is an excellent pharmaceutical composition, since the isoxazole compound contained in the composition is stabilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SUMITOMO PHARMA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nishii, Makoto Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20090031441
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide gibberellin-binding proteins, genes encoding such proteins, and applications therefor. The proteins of the present invention function as cytoplasmic receptors for gibberellin and mediate gibberellin response in plants. Plants overexpressing such genes exhibited gibberellin-hypersensitive phenotypes, such as increased plant height. In contrast, plants in which the genes were mutated exhibited gibberellin-insensitive phenotypes, and thus became dwarfed. Accordingly, plant differentiation and growth can be regulated by introducing the gibberellin-binding genes of the present invention or by suppressing the expression of same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Makoto Matsuoka, Hidemi Kitano, Motoyuki Ashikari, Miyako Ueguchi, Isomaro Yamaguchi, Masatoshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 7417180
    Abstract: A gene that regulates the increase and decrease of the particle-bearing number (including glumous flowers, fruits, and seeds) of plants was successfully isolated and identified by a linkage analysis. In addition, breeding methods that utilize this gene to increase the particle-bearing number (including glumous flowers, fruits, and seeds) of plants were also discovered. The present invention is useful in fields such as breeding of improved plant varieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Ashikari, Makoto Matsuoka, Shaoyang Lin, Toshio Yamamoto, Asuka Nishimura, Tomonori Takashi
  • Patent number: 7408100
    Abstract: A method of producing a modified monocotyledonous plant having a desired character is provided. The method comprises isolating a gene containing a nucleic acid hybridizable to a nucleic acid indicated by SEQ ID NO. 1 under stringent conditions, and inhibiting expression of the isolated gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignees: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Bio-Oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Toshiaki Kayano, Makoto Matsuoka, Tomoaki Sakamoto, Shuichi Iwahori
  • Patent number: 7271003
    Abstract: DNA having promoter activity for strongly expressing an exogenous gene specifically in plant tissue (particularly, tissue having active cell prolifaration) is provided. The DNA is a rice OsEF1?1 gene promoter which has a sequence indicated by SEQ ID NO. 1, or a portion of said sequence whose promoter activity is equivalent to that of said sequence indicated by SEQ ID No. 1. An expression vector containing the promoter and an exogenous gene expressibly linked to the promoter is also provided. A plant cell transformed with the expression vector, a plant regenerated from the plant cell, a progeny of the plant, a propagator of the plant, and a seed obtained from the progeny are also provided. A method for introducing an exogenous gene into plants using an expression vector is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: National Insitute of Agrobiological Sciences
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Yasunori Ban, Toshiaki Kayano, Makoto Matsuoka, Tomoaki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20070186302
    Abstract: A gene relating to the regeneration ability of plants was successfully isolated and identified using linkage analysis. Furthermore, methods for breeding highly regenerative varieties, methods for transforming unculturable varieties, and methods for selecting transformed cells, wherein these methods utilize this gene, were also discovered. The present invention is useful in fields such as cultivar improvement and gene analysis that uses transformation methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicants: HONDA MOTORS CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Motoyuki Ashikari, Makoto Matsuoka, Asuka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20070140453
    Abstract: User information related to a predetermined user, including a user ID, is obtained from a server on a network. Telephone book information, including the user ID and a telephone number of a communication apparatus that the predetermined user uses, is input on an operation unit of the present communication apparatus. The user information and the telephone book information are stored while being associated based on the user ID. The telephone book information associated with the user information based on the user ID is displayed as secondary information of the user information, when the user information of the predetermined user is displayed on a display and when display of further information of the predetermined user is instructed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Ohura, Mikio Shimazu, Makoto Matsuoka, Shinji Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20070121528
    Abstract: A communication apparatus according to the present invention includes a presence information setting unit that sets presence information including a user display name and its apparatus state, and a presence information notification unit that that notifies an opposing apparatus of the presence information. The communication apparatus further include an action information acquisition unit that detects an opposing user action of the opposing apparatus. The communication apparatus determines that the user is “Away” or “Not Available” when the action information detector detects no user reaction after a predetermined time has passed since the opposing apparatus user's action was detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SAKATA, Makoto MATSUOKA