Patents by Inventor Mamoru Tomita

Mamoru Tomita 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: 8248586
    Abstract: A blood analysis apparatus is provided. The blood analysis apparatus includes: a chip holding portion having an aperture which allows light to pass therethrough and holding a ?-TAS chip for holding a measurement liquid; a rotary body on which the chip holding portion is mounted; a light source; and a light-receiving unit. A measurement position of the rotary body at which the measurement liquid is to be measured with the light from the light source is set by: rotating the rotary body to obtain a light value of light which is emitted from the light source and received by the light-receiving unit through the aperture; and setting a rotational position of the rotary body where the light value is a threshold value or more, as the measurement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mamoru Tomita
  • Publication number: 20120073983
    Abstract: In a producing apparatus and a producing method of effectively and safely producing hypochlorous acid water suitable for sterilization in a desired amount of production and in a desired concentration, the producing apparatus is compact and includes an electrolytic vessel to which dilute hydrochloric acid is supplied and in which no diaphragm exists between an anode and a cathode for generating a chlorine gas, a storage tank in which water is stored, a circulation pipe into which water flows from the storage tank, in which the water circulates, and from which the water returns into the storage tank, and a mixing pipe which couples between the electrolytic vessel and the circulation pipe, mixes the chlorine gas from the electrolytic vessel with the water in the circulation pipe, and produces hypochlorous acid water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: DAIRY TECHNO INC.
    Inventors: MAMORU TOMITA, YUKIHIRO TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20090268194
    Abstract: A blood analysis apparatus is provided. The blood analysis apparatus includes: a chip holding portion having an aperture which allows light to pass therethrough and holding a ?-TAS chip for holding a measurement liquid; a rotary body on which the chip holding portion is mounted; a light source; and a light-receiving unit. A measurement position of the rotary body at which the measurement liquid is to be measured with the light from the light source is set by: rotating the rotary body to obtain a light value of light which is emitted from the light source and received by the light-receiving unit through the aperture; and setting a rotational position of the rotary body where the light value is a threshold value or more, as the measurement position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mamoru TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20080009266
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique of enabling communication devices constituting a wireless network to register and update identification information easily, and thereby ensuring security of the communication devices and the wireless network and of detecting a communication device suspected of accessing a wireless network illegally and informing a user of the communication device. Communication terminal 20b detects and reports networked devices constituting wireless LAN 1, and if communication with the reported networked devices is permitted through an operation of operating unit 204, registers the MAC addresses of the networked devices in permission table 206a. Communication terminal 20b permits communication with a networked device constituting wireless LAN 1 whose MAC address has been registered in permission table 206a, and prohibits communication with a networked device constituting wireless LAN 1 whose MAC address has not been registered in permission table 206a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: Trend Micro Incorporated
    Inventors: Yuji Yamasaki, Hirofumi Torigai, Satoshi Kondo, Masaki Fukumoto, Mamoru Tomita
  • Patent number: 7037377
    Abstract: A lactulose-containing powder composition is produced by preparing a raw material liquid so that a lactulose content within a powder produced following spray drying is 10 to 50% by weight, a protein content is 0.2 to 9.0 parts by weight per 1 part by weight of lactulose, and a chlorine content is no more than 0.08 parts by weight per 1 part by weight of protein, and subsequently subjecting this raw material liquid to spray drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Sadayuki Kokubo, Teruhiko Mizota, Nobuo Ichihashi, Nobuo Seki, Kenji Nishi
  • Publication number: 20050166911
    Abstract: A lactulose-containing powder composition is produced by preparing a raw material liquid so that a lactulose content within a powder produced following spray drying is 10 to 50% by weight, a protein content is 0.2 to 9.0 parts by weight per 1 part by weight of lactulose, and a chlorine content is no more than 0.08 parts by weight per 1 part by weight of protein, and subsequently subjecting this raw material liquid to spray drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Sadayuki Kokubo, Teruhiko Mizota, Nobuo Ichihashi, Nobuo Seki, Kenji Nishi
  • Patent number: 6641855
    Abstract: The purpose is to provide noodles having excellent texture and good taste that contain tofu puree having specific physicochemical properties, and relates to noodles containing tofu puree having the following physicochemical properties: a) viscosity of 20 to 3,000 mPa·s, b) dynamic storage modulus of 0.2 to 600 Pa, c) dynamic loss modulus of 0.2 to 250 Pa, and d) the average particle diameter of particles contained in the tofu puree of 2 to 15 &mgr;m and the 90% particle diameter of the particles of 35 &mgr;m or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Kazuyoshi Sotoyama, Yusuke Miyazaki, Shoji Wakao, Masanori Hattori
  • Publication number: 20030008811
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improving agent for hepatic functions containing a lactoferrin and/or a hydrolysate of lactoferrin and having no side effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Seiichi Shimamura, Tomohiro Toida
  • Patent number: 6451584
    Abstract: A Lactobacillus bifidus growth promoting composition which significantly grows lactobacillus bifidus and does not produce any side effect such as diarrhea, and a blend comprising the above composition and other edible ingredients, and the composition comprises at least one oligosaccharide selected among lactulose, fructo-oligosaccharide, and galacto-oligosaccharide, and raffinose as the active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Hirotoshi Hayasawa, Toshio Ohashi, Mitsunori Takase, Hirohiko Nakamura, Koji Sayama
  • Publication number: 20020015990
    Abstract: A Lactobacillus bifidus growth promoting composition which significantly grows lactobacillus bifidus and does not produce any side effect such as diarrhea, and a blend comprising the above composition and other edible ingredients, and the composition comprises at least one oligosaccharide selected among lactulose, fructo-oligosaccharide, and galacto-oligosaccharide, and raffinose as the active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: MAMORU TOMITA, HIROTOSHI HAYASAWA, TOSHIO OHASHI, MITSUNORI TAKASE, HIROHIKO NAKAMURA, KOJI SAYAMA
  • Patent number: 6337210
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of an instant agar medium which can be immediately used as a culture medium merely by heating a container packed with the agar medium just before the use for a short time, can be stored for a long period and little suffers from the deterioration of medium components. Specifically, a process for the preparation of an instant agar medium which can be dissolved by heating for a short time just before the use, characterized by dissolving under heating 10 to 80 wt. % of a prescribed amount of agar to be used in an agar medium in part of a prescribed amount of water to be used therein, cooling the obtained solution, separately dispersing or dissolving the rest of agar and the other culture medium components in the rest of water, mixing the cooled solution with the separately prepared dispersion or solution, adjusting the viscosity of the obtained fluid to 40 to 4,000 mPa·s, packing the resulting fluid into a container, hermetically sealing the container, and sterilizing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Kazuyoshi Sotoyama, Tutomu Kudo, Kenji Mizuguchi, Kenji Kiyotaki, Daiki Tanno
  • Patent number: 6331324
    Abstract: A soybean curd puree which can be applied to various foods and are useful for expansion of applications of soybean milk, and a process and apparatus for preparing the same, and the apparatus includes a system in which a raw material tank, heating apparatus, a holding pipe, first emulsifying dispersion apparatus, cooling apparatus and second emulsifying dispersion apparatus are arranged in that order, and coagulant supply apparatus connected between the heating apparatus and the holding pipe, and the process includes adding the coagulant to the soy milk, holding the temperature thereof at 40 to 90° C. to form a coagulated product, pre-crushing the product by the first emulsifying dispersion apparatus, followed by cooling to 10 to 35° C., and crushing the product by the second emulsifying dispersion apparatus into particles having the average particle diameter of 2 to 15 &mgr;m and 90% particles diameter of not more than 35 &mgr;m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Kazuyoshi Sotoyama, Ryozo Watanabe, Kenji Mizuguchi, Hideo Shidara, Shoji Wakao, Masanori Hattori, Nobuyuki Motoyoshi
  • Patent number: 6319895
    Abstract: Lactoferrin tablets comprising as the active ingredients lactoferrin and lactulose and having a horizontal hardness of at least 4 kg and a vertical hardness of at least 3 kg; and lactoferrin tablets comprising as the active ingredients a microbial cell powder of at least one microorganism selected from among lactic acid bacteria, lactoferrin and lactulose and having a horizontal hardness of at least 4 kg and a vertical hardness of at least 3 kg. These tablets can be produced by using the conventional tableting apparatuses and yet have high hardness. Thus, they do not adhere to the inner wall of the oral cavity and have a favorable taste. Since no excessive tableting pressure is needed in the production process, moreover, these tablets can contain much viable cells of lactic acid bacteria, though they are in the form of rigid tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Ryo Kato, Yuzo Asano, Kenji Nishi, Yuriko Iiyama, Tsutomu Kudo
  • Patent number: 5804555
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safe antioxidant applicable for food, drug medicine, non-medical drug and other products.The antioxidant of the present invention contains, as an effective ingredient, an antioxidant substance selected from the group consisting of a hydrolysate of lactoferrin, one or more peptides isolated from a hydrolysate of lactoferrins, one or more synthetic peptides having the same sequence as that of the peptide isolated from the hydrolysate of lactoferrins, and any mixture thereof, or said antioxidant substance and oxidant preventive agent.This antioxidant has an excellent antioxidant action for various lipids, and is very safe even when used in foods and drug medicine. Scince it exhibits antioxidant effect with only small quantity, there is almost no adverse effect on flavor even when applied in foods and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Seiichi Shimamura, Kouzo Kawase, Yasuo Fukuwatari, Mitsunori Takase, Wayne Robert Bellamy, Koji Yamauchi, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Yukiko Tokida
  • Patent number: 5656591
    Abstract: There is disclosed an antimicrobial agent comprising one or more of antimicrobial peptides derived from lactoferrins, and one or more of specific compounds and/or at least an antibiotic, and a method for treating matters with said antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial agent has a potent antimicrobial activity against wide variety of microorganisms, thus it is useful not only as a medication, but also useful for making antimicrobial treatment of matters such as foods, non-medical products, and the like with safety and great efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Seiichi Shimamura, Kozo Kawase, Yasuo Fukuwatari, Mitsunori Takase, Wayne Robert Bellamy, Koji Yamauchi, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Yukiko Tokita
  • Patent number: 5543392
    Abstract: The present invention provides an activating agent of digestive tract cells, which contains an epidermal growth factor, lactoferrins, a hydrolysate of the lactoferrins, or a mixture thereof.The activating agent of digestive tract cells of the present invention has such effects as prevention and improvement of a damage to the digestive tract, improvement of digestive tract functions deteriorating with age, and acceleration of growth and proliferation of digestive tract cells of a newborn. It is also possible to add it to, or mixed with, various food products to obtain digestive tract cels activating foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Seiichi Shimamura, Yasuo Fukuwatari, Ichizo Shinoda
  • Patent number: 5466669
    Abstract: There is disclosed an immunostimulatory agent comprising a peptide derived from lactoferrin having activity to modulate the release of inflammatory mediators from cells of the immune system. The peptide promotes the release of leukotriene B4 from polymorphonuclear neutrophils induced by activators such as the calcium ionophor A23187, It also promotes the release of histamine from mast cells induced by activators such as .alpha.-toxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus cells or the calcium ionophor A23187. The peptide is effective at low concentrations within the range of 1 to 100 ppm. By promoting the release of such inflammatory mediators the peptide can potentiate the cellular immune response and stimulate the host defense against infectious disease. This newly discovered immunostimulatory agent is useful as an active component of pharmaceuticals, hygiene products, clinical foods, etc., for prevention and treatment of bacterial, fungal, and viral infectious in humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Konig, Mamoru Tomita, Seiichi Shimamura, Kozo Kawase, Mitsunori Takase, Wayne R. Bellamy
  • Patent number: 5428016
    Abstract: An antimicrobial peptide containing at least the following amino acid sequence, or a derivative thereof, an antimicrobial agent containing said antimicrobial peptide or a derivative thereof as active components at a concentration of at least 1 .mu.M, an antimicrobial composition containing said antimicrobial peptide or a derivative thereof, and a method for processing products which uses the antimicrobial agent containing at least said antimicrobial peptide or a derivative thereof:A--X--A(where, A is an arginine residue or a lysine residue; and X is an amino acid sequence comprising at least from three to nine arbitrary amino acid residues other than cysteine residues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Kozo Kawase, Mitsunori Takase, Wayne R. Bellamy, Koji Yamauchi, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Yukio Tokita
  • Patent number: 5424396
    Abstract: An antimicrobial peptide containing an amino acid sequence comprising at least from three to six arbitrary amino acid residues, or a derivative thereof, an antimicrobial agent containing said antimicrobial peptide or a derivative thereof as active components at a concentration of at least 2 .mu.M, an antimicrobial composition containing said antimicrobial peptide or a derivative thereof, and a method for processing products which uses the antimicrobial agent containing at least said antimicrobial peptide or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Kozo Kawase, Mitsunori Takase, Wayne R. Bellamy, Koji Yamauchi, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Yukiko Tokita
  • Patent number: 5417995
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for production of a spread, comprising the steps of:(a) two aqueous phases with different particle sizes in a fatty phase, of which at least one aqueous phase is dispersed into the fatty phase through a microporous membrane, to prepare a mixed water-in-oil type emulsion;(b) rapidly cooling the emulsion to plasticize; and(c) kneading the plasticized emulsion.According to the present invention, it is possible to produce a low-fat spread having good taste easily, which does not require a stabilizer or a gelling agent, is excellent in stability and preservativity on a level never achieved by any conventional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Kazuyoshi Sotoyama, Ryo Kato, Yuzo Asano, Kiyotaka Takahashi