Patents by Inventor Makoto Niwa

Makoto Niwa 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: 20220409540
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vaccine for preventing and/or treating infections with human papillomavirus. The present invention relates to a lipid particle encapsulating a nucleic acid molecule capable of expressing the E6 and E7 antigens of human papillomavirus, wherein the lipid comprises a cationic lipid represented by general formula (Ia) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent a C1-C3 alkyl group; L1 represents a C17-C19 alkenyl group which may have one or a plurality of C2-C4 alkanoyloxy groups; L2 represents a C10-C19 alkyl group which may have one or a plurality of C2-C4 alkanoyloxy groups or a C10-C19 alkenyl group which may have one or a plurality of C2-C4 alkanoyloxy groups; and p is 3 or 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Takako NIWA, Takashi SUZUKI, Makoto KOIZUMI, Nao JONAI, Yoshikuni ONODERA, Fumihiko TAKESHITA, Ken ISHII
  • Publication number: 20220266578
    Abstract: The present invention is a flame-resistant layered molded article in which one surface of a fiber sheet material containing at least infusible fibers A, particularly a fiber sheet material containing infusible fibers A and thermoplastic fibers B, is exposed to the outside of a molded article, and in which at least a part of the other surface side is joined to a thermoplastic resin C forming a molded article body. As a flame-resistant layered molded article, the present invention can realize to exhibit the high flame resistance and flame-shielding property that are required, and to ensure the desired strength and stiffness and good moldability that are required overall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto WADA, Masaru HARADA, Kazuya OKUBO, Osamu NIWA, Hiroshi KIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210062010
    Abstract: Provided are: a composition for powder coating materials, which enables the achievement of a cured film that has excellent thin film smoothness, electrical insulation properties and thermal conductivity; and a coated article. The present invention relates to: a composition for powder coating materials, which contains (A) a thermally conductive filler having an average circularity of 0.92 or more, (B) a thermosetting resin and (C) a curing agent; and a coated article, the surface of which is provided with a cured film that is formed from this composition for powder coating materials. The present invention also relates to a composition for powder coating materials, which additionally contains (D) a dispersant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOAGOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto NIWA, Takefumi SATO
  • Patent number: 10613810
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes an operating unit which a passenger can operate, and a display unit which displays various types of images based on an operation input at the operating unit. The operating unit and display unit are disposed separated from each other. The operating unit is situated between the eyes of a driver performing the operation input and the display unit, and overlays the display unit on the line-of-sight direction of the driver performing the operation input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Wakamoto, Makoto Niwa, Daigo Konno
  • Publication number: 20190121592
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes an operating unit which a passenger can operate, and a display unit which displays various types of images based on an operation input at the operating unit. The operating unit and display unit are disposed separated from each other. The operating unit is situated between the eyes of a driver performing the operation input and the display unit, and overlays the display unit on the line-of-sight direction of the driver performing the operation input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki WAKAMOTO, Makoto NIWA, Daigo KONNO
  • Patent number: 10067726
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes an operating unit which a passenger can operate, and a display unit which displays various types of images based on an operation input at the operating unit. The operating unit and display unit are disposed separated from each other. The operating unit is situated between the eyes of a driver performing the operation input and the display unit, and overlays the display unit on the line-of-sight direction of the driver performing the operation input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Subaru Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Wakamoto, Makoto Niwa, Daigo Konno
  • Patent number: 9463682
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a front panel provided in front of an occupant traveling in the vehicle; an air-conditioning duct that forms at least one air outlet, through which a conditioned airflow is blown, in an upper portion of the front panel; a wind direction adjustment member capable of adjusting the conditioned airflow blown out of the air outlet such that the conditioned airflow flows from the air outlet toward the occupant; and at least one display member that displays information to the occupant. The display member is provided in the air-conditioning duct or the air outlet. The wind direction adjustment member is provided so as not to interfere a path between an image displayed by the display member and the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahito Suzuki, Tomoyuki Nunome, Tsukasa Mikuni, Makoto Niwa, Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 9310669
    Abstract: A camera body includes a plurality of body-side bayonet lugs which are provided on the peripheral edge of an opening; and a protrusion which is positioned in a circular-arc opening formed between adjacent body-side bayonet lugs of the body-side bayonet lugs, the distance between the protrusion and either of adjacent two body-side bayonet lugs of the body-side bayonet lugs being shorter than each of the lens-side bayonet lugs; and a body-side mount surface with which the lens-side bayonet surface comes into contact from the front side when the lens-side bayonet lugs are positioned immediately behind the body-side bayonet lugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iikawa, Makoto Niwa, Yuji Kogure, Takahiro Kobayashi, Masahiro Inazuka, Ichiro Taguchi, Kosei Kosako
  • Patent number: 9197801
    Abstract: A camera body includes a body-side bayonet lug, wherein a lens-side bayonet lug of a lens barrel is positioned immediately behind the body-side bayonet lug when the lens barrel is mounted to the camera body; an opposed surface formed on the rear surface of the body-side bayonet lug and positioned immediately in front of the lens-side bayonet lug; a body-side mount surface positioned in front of the opposed surface and with which the lens-side bayonet surface comes into contact; and a body-side contact portion, the front end of which contacts the rear end of the lens-side contact portion when the opposed surface faces the lens-side bayonet lug, the front end of the body-side contact portion being positioned in front of the opposed surface and behind the body-side mount surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iikawa, Makoto Niwa, Yuji Kogure, Takahiro Kobayashi, Masahiro Inazuka, Ichiro Taguchi, Kosei Kosako
  • Publication number: 20150273984
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a front panel provided in front of an occupant traveling in the vehicle; an air-conditioning duct that forms at least one air outlet, through which a conditioned airflow is blown, in an upper portion of the front panel; a wind direction adjustment member capable of adjusting the conditioned airflow blown out of the air outlet such that the conditioned airflow flows from the air outlet toward the occupant; and at least one display member that displays information to the occupant. The display member is provided in the air-conditioning duct or the air outlet. The wind direction adjustment member is provided so as not to interfere a path between an image displayed by the display member and the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahito SUZUKI, Tomoyuki NUNOME, Tsukasa MIKUNI, Makoto NIWA, Isamu NAGASAWA
  • Patent number: 9134590
    Abstract: A camera body includes body-side bayonet lugs concentric with lens-side bayonet lugs, circular-arc openings, a circular arc protrusion positioned inside the camera body and projecting forward and concentric with the body-side bayonet lugs, body-side contact portions provided and arranged on the front end surface of the circular arc protrusion and come into contact with lens-side contact portions which are provided on the lens barrel, and rearward biasers provided immediately behind two of the body-side bayonet lugs to bias and move the lens-side bayonet lugs rearward, wherein two of the body-side contact portions located at both ends in the lengthwise direction and the two rearward biasers lie on radial-direction extension lines of the circular arc protrusion, respectively, as viewed in an optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iikawa, Makoto Niwa, Yuji Kogure, Takahiro Kobayashi, Masahiro Inazuka, Ichiro Taguchi, Kosei Kosako
  • Patent number: 9125837
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing silylated pullulan, which features reacting pullulan with N,O-bistrimethylsilylacetamide by using, as a reaction medium, only one of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone or a mixed solvent of both of them. Compared with conventional processes, the process according to the present invention can produce high-purity silylated pullulan simply, easily and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Izume, Takahiro Fukuhara, Makoto Niwa, Takanori Sannan, Shinya Tsuchida, Nobuyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140292695
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes an operating unit which a passenger can operate, and a display unit which displays various types of images based on an operation input at the operating unit. The operating unit and display unit are disposed separated from each other. The operating unit is situated between the eyes of a driver performing the operation input and the display unit, and overlays the display unit on the line-of-sight direction of the driver performing the operation input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki WAKAMOTO, Makoto NIWA, Daigo KONNO
  • Publication number: 20140119721
    Abstract: A camera body includes a plurality of body-side bayonet lugs which are provided on the peripheral edge of an opening; and a protrusion which is positioned in a circular-arc opening formed between adjacent body-side bayonet lugs of the body-side bayonet lugs, the distance between the protrusion and either of adjacent two body-side bayonet lugs of the body-side bayonet lugs being shorter than each of the lens-side bayonet lugs; and a body-side mount surface with which the lens-side bayonet surface comes into contact from the front side when the lens-side bayonet lugs are positioned immediately behind the body-side bayonet lugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iikawa, Makoto Niwa, Yuji Kogure, Takahiro Kobayashi, Masahiro Inazuka, Ichiro Taguchi, Kosei Kosako
  • Publication number: 20140119720
    Abstract: A camera body includes body-side bayonet lugs concentric with lens-side bayonet lugs, circular-arc openings, a circular arc protrusion positioned inside the camera body and projecting forward and concentric with the body-side bayonet lugs, body-side contact portions provided and arranged on the front end surface of the circular arc protrusion and come into contact with lens-side contact portions which are provided on the lens barrel, and rearward biasers provided immediately behind two of the body-side bayonet lugs to bias and move the lens-side bayonet lugs rearward, wherein two of the body-side contact portions located at both ends in the lengthwise direction and the two rearward biasers lie on radial-direction extension lines of the circular arc protrusion, respectively, as viewed in an optical axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iikawa, Makoto Niwa, Yuji Kogure, Takahiro Kobayashi, Masahiro Inazuka, Ichiro Taguchi, Kosei Kosako
  • Publication number: 20140111686
    Abstract: A camera body includes a body-side bayonet lug, wherein a lens-side bayonet lug of a lens barrel is positioned immediately behind the body-side bayonet lug when the lens barrel is mounted to the camera body; an opposed surface formed on the rear surface of the body-side bayonet and positioned immediately in front of the lens-side bayonet lug; a body-side mount surface positioned in front of the opposed surface and with which the lens-side bayonet surface comes into contact; and a body-side contact portion, the front end of which contacts the rear end of the lens-side contact portion when the opposed surface faces the lens-side bayonet lug, the front end of the body-side contact portion being positioned in front of the opposed surface and behind the body-side mount surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iikawa, Makoto Niwa, Yuji Kogure, Takahiro Kobayashi, Masahiro Inazuka, Ichiro Taguchi, Kosei Kosako
  • Patent number: 7733566
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism comprises a movable unit and a fixed unit. The movable unit is movable in a reference plane. The fixed unit has a rectangular frame that is connected with the movable unit, that is composed of strips perpendicular to the reference plane, and that is fixed to another part of the fixed unit. The fixed unit movably supports the movable unit through an elastic transformation of the rectangular frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeo Enomoto, Makoto Niwa
  • Publication number: 20100048886
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing silylated pullulan, which features reacting pullulan with N,O-bistrimethylsilylacetamide by using, as a reaction medium, only one of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone or a mixed solvent of both of them. Compared with conventional processes, the process according to the present invention can produce high-purity silylated pullulan simply, easily and efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.,
    Inventors: Masato Izume, Takahiro Fukuhara, Makoto Niwa, Takanori Sannan, Shinya Tsuchida, Nobuyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20070297055
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism comprises a movable unit and a fixed unit. The movable unit is movable in a reference plane. The fixed unit has a rectangular frame that is connected with the movable unit, that is composed of strips perpendicular to the reference plane, and that is fixed to another part of the fixed unit. The fixed unit movably supports the movable unit through an elastic transformation of the rectangular frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: PENTAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeo ENOMOTO, Makoto NIWA
  • Patent number: 6302994
    Abstract: A process for producing an article with a label, which comprises attaching, to an article, a heat-sensitive and pressure-sensitive adhesive label having an adhesive layer composed of a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, which is an aqueous emulsion type composition comprising: (A) a water-soluble resin obtained by neutralizing a resin having an acid value of 1 meq/g or more, with a base, and (B) a polymer having an acid value of 0.6 meq/g or less and a glass transition temperature of −20° C. or lower, obtained by emulsion polymerization of a radical-polymerizable monomer, and which, when made into an aqueous film and dried at a temperature lower than 60° C., becomes a film (1) of two-phase structure wherein particles composed of the component (B) are dispersed in a continuous phase composed of the component (A) and, when the film (1) is heated to a temperature of 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Toagosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kamiya, Kiyokazu Mizutani, Yoichi Kirito, Akemi Koketsu, Makoto Niwa, Kotaro Yoneda, Hiroshi Iesako, Hitoshi Kato