Patents by Inventor Masaaki Oka

Masaaki Oka 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: 10450601
    Abstract: A buffer composition for hybridization of a target nucleic acid is provided. The nucleic acid can include a nucleotide to be detected with a nucleic acid probe. The probe can contain a nucleotide sequence complementary to the target nucleic acid. The buffer can include a blocking nucleic acid having a nucleotide sequence complementary to a non-target nucleic acid having a nucleotide not to be detected corresponding to the nucleotide to be detected. The buffer composition can suppress non-specific hybridization to the nucleic acid probe even when a non-target nucleic acid is present. The use of the buffer composition can achieve excellent detection efficiency of the target nucleic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd., Yamaguchi University
    Inventors: Shuichi Kamei, Mayuko Hosoya, Masaaki Oka, Shoichi Hazama, Ryouichi Tsunedomi
  • Patent number: 10450266
    Abstract: Provided are: a non-ionic photoacid generator containing a sulfonate compound having a high photosensitivity to i lines, exhibiting excellent heat-resistance stability, and exhibiting excellent solubility in a hydrophobic material; and a resin composition for photolithography containing the same. The present invention is a sulfonate compound characterized by being represented by general formula (1). [In formula (1), R1 represents an aryl group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms or a heterocyclic hydrocarbon group having 4 to 20 carbon atoms. R2 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, an alkynyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms. R3 represents a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms (in which some or all hydrogen atoms may be substituted with fluorine).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAN-APRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaaki Oka, Yuji Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190062389
    Abstract: The present invention provides a peptide containing 8 or more consecutive amino acid residues in an amino acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 11 and consisting of 11 or less amino acid residues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: CYTLIMIC INC.
    Inventors: Tomoya Miyakawa, Masaaki Oka, Shoichi Hazama, Koji Tamada, Keiko Udaka
  • Patent number: 10186073
    Abstract: Thresholds b1, b2, b3, and b4 are set in the luminance of a raw image. In an image 84a of the lowermost layer, the region in which the luminance is equal to or higher than b1 is left. In an image 84b over it, the region in which the luminance is equal to or higher than b2 is left. In an image 84c over it, the region in which the luminance is equal to or higher than b3 is left. In an image 84d of the uppermost layer, the region in which the luminance is equal to or higher than b4 is left. In each of these images, the alpha value of the other region is set to 0. The images are integrated with the color information of the raw image to generate final slice images. A display image is generated by stacking the generated slice images sequentially from the lowermost layer at predetermined intervals and performing drawing according to the point of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Masaaki Oka
  • Patent number: 10080963
    Abstract: In an object (OB) manipulation method of manipulating an object (OB) displayed on a display apparatus for deformation, a control apparatus configured to control the display apparatus executes a step of setting a polyhedron (POL) with a given point (P0) in the object (OB) being a center; a step of dividing a space inside the polyhedron (POL) by a vector going from the center (P0) of the polyhedron (POL) to apexes (P1 through P12) of the polyhedron (POL); a step of discriminating in which of the divided spaces an apex of the object (OB) is included; a step of storing a decomposition coefficient of the apex (POB) of the object (OB) by three vectors making up the space including the apex (POB) of the object (OB); and a step of deforming the object (OB) in accordance with the deformation manipulation acted on the polyhedron (POL) and displaying the deformed object (OB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Masaaki Oka
  • Publication number: 20180237833
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a simple and efficient device for predicting a risk of occurrence of a side effect of irinotecan by analyzing a single nucleotide polymorphism in a region encoding a specific gene. The prediction of the risk of the occurrence of a side effect of irinotecan is assisted by analyzing a single nucleotide polymorphism in a region encoding the APCDD1L gene, the R3HCC1 gene, the OR5112 gene, the MKKS gene, the EDEM3 gene, or the ACOX1 gene which are present on genomic DNA in a biological sample collected from a test subject; or a single nucleotide polymorphism which is in linkage disequilibrium with or genetically linked to the single nucleotide polymorphism, and determining whether the single nucleotide polymorphism is homozygous for a variant type, heterozygous, or homozygous for a wild-type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Masaaki Oka, Shoichi Hazama, Ryouichi Tsunedomi
  • Publication number: 20180169199
    Abstract: The present invention provides a peptide containing 8 or more consecutive amino acid residues in an amino acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 15 and consisting of 11 or less amino acid residues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Cytlimic Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Miyakawa, Masaaki Oka, Shoichi Hazama, Koji Tamada, Keiko Udaka
  • Patent number: 9996740
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an information processing device, an information processing method, a program, and an information storage medium with which the accuracy of detection of whether the contact of an object with a subject is present or absent is improved compared with conventional techniques. A frame image acquiring section (32) acquires plural frame images that include a subject region in which an image of a subject appears and are taken at timings different from each other. A subject partial region identifying section (38) identifies, about each of the frame images, plural subject partial regions that are each part of the subject region and are different from each other in the position in the subject region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masaaki Oka, Teiji Yutaka
  • Publication number: 20180105567
    Abstract: The present invention provides a peptide containing 8 or more consecutive amino acid residues in an amino acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 11 and consisting of 11 or less amino acid residues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: CYTLIMIC INC,
    Inventors: Tomoya MIYAKAWA, Masaaki OKA, Shoichi HAZAMA, Koji TAMADA, Keiko UDAKA
  • Publication number: 20180057531
    Abstract: The present invention provides a peptide that includes eight or more consecutive amino acid residues of amino acid sequence of one of Sequence ID Nos. 1 to 12 and that consists of eleven or less amino acid residues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya MIYAKAWA, Masaaki OKA, Shoichi HAZAMA, Koji TAMADA, Keiko UDAKA
  • Patent number: 9880481
    Abstract: A liquid developer set of the present invention includes a first liquid developer including an insulating liquid and first toner particles and a second liquid developer including an insulating liquid and second toner particles, the first toner particles include carbon black and a first resin, the second toner particles include a coloring agent other than carbon black and a second resin, without including carbon black, the first resin and the second resin each include a hydrocarbon long chain which is a hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of 8 to 30, and a mass ratio of the hydrocarbon long chain to the first toner particles is higher than a mass ratio of the hydrocarbon long chain to the second toner particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Keiko Momotani, Naoki Yoshie, Yukiko Uno, Masaaki Oka
  • Publication number: 20170233336
    Abstract: Provided are: a non-ionic photoacid generator containing a sulfonate compound having a high photosensitivity to i lines, exhibiting excellent heat-resistance stability, and exhibiting excellent solubility in a hydrophobic material; and a resin composition for photolithography containing the same. The present invention is a sulfonate compound characterized by being represented by general formula (1). [In formula (1), R1 represents an aryl group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms or a heterocyclic hydrocarbon group having 4 to 20 carbon atoms. R2 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, an alkynyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms. R3 represents a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms (in which some or all hydrogen atoms may be substituted with fluorine).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: SAN-APRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaaki Oka, Yuji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9697642
    Abstract: In an image processing device, an information processing section performs information processing according to an instruction input by a user. An alpha buffer generating block of an image processing section generates an alpha buffer representing, in an image plane, the alpha value of each pixel when designated objects formed by a plurality of objects are collectively regarded as one object. A rendering block reads each piece of model data from an image data storage section, and renders an image also including other objects than the designated objects. A shading processing block approximately calculates degrees of occlusion of ambient light on the image plane, and subjects the rendered image to shading processing on a basis of a result of the calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Koguchi, Masaaki Oka
  • Publication number: 20170056774
    Abstract: In an object (OB) manipulation method of manipulating an object (OB) displayed on a display apparatus for deformation, a control apparatus configured to control the display apparatus executes a step of setting a polyhedron (POL) with a given point (P0) in the object (OB) being a center; a step of dividing a space inside the polyhedron (POL) by a vector going from the center (P0) of the polyhedron (POL) to apexes (P1 through P12) of the polyhedron (POL); a step of discriminating in which of the divided spaces an apex of the object (OB) is included; a step of storing a decomposition coefficient of the apex (POB) of the object (OB) by three vectors making up the space including the apex (POB) of the object (OB); and a step of deforming the object (OB) in accordance with the deformation manipulation acted on the polyhedron (POL) and displaying the deformed object (OB).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Masaaki OKA
  • Publication number: 20160368879
    Abstract: Provided is a non-ionic photoacid generator (A) expressed by general formula (1). R1 and R2 each independently represents an alkyl group having 1-18 carbons or a fluoroalkyl group having 1-18 carbons, an alkenyl group having 2-18 carbons, an alkynyl group having 2-18 carbons, an aryl group having 6-18 carbons, a silyl group, or the like; m and n respectively represent the number of R1s and R2s, each number being an integer from 0 to 3, and the total number (m+n) of R1s and R2s being an integer from 1 to 6. The m number of R1s and the n number of R2s may each be the same or different. R3 represents a hydrocarbon having 1-18 carbons wherein one part or all of the hydrogen may be substituted by fluorine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: SAN-APRO LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya IKEDA, Hideki KIMURA, Tomoyuki SHIBAGAKI, Masaaki OKA
  • Publication number: 20160300104
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an information processing device, an information processing method, a program, and an information storage medium with which the accuracy of detection of whether the contact of an object with a subject is present or absent is improved compared with conventional techniques. A frame image acquiring section (32) acquires plural frame images that include a subject region in which an image of a subject appears and are taken at timings different from each other. A subject partial region identifying section (38) identifies, about each of the frame images, plural subject partial regions that are each part of the subject region and are different from each other in the position in the subject region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Masaaki OKA, Teiji YUTAKA
  • Patent number: 9466146
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a sensor output data acquisition unit acquires data of layered image information from a sensor group. A slice image generation unit generates data of a two-dimensional image for each slice plane surfaces in which distribution is acquired. An image axis conversion unit generates similar data of a two-dimensional image for a plurality of plane surfaces that are perpendicular to an axis different from a sensor axis. A slice image management unit of a display processing unit manages a slice image that is used for drawing according to the position of a viewpoint or the like. Memory for drawing sequentially stores data of an image necessary for drawing. An additional object image storage unit stores image data of an object that is additionally displayed such as a cursor or the like. An image drawing unit draws a three-dimensional object using data of the slice image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masaaki Oka, Satoru Seko, Yoshiki Okamoto, Masaaki Hara
  • Patent number: 9418044
    Abstract: An entertainment device includes a general-purpose signal processor made up of an assembly of component-processors, each of which can operate in parallel under operating environments independent of others component-processors. A management processor controls a cross bar so as to change the operating environments of the respective component-processors in accordance with a demand for signal processing which is given from a CPU, and to change over any one of the component-processors which receives a signal to be processed which is inputted through the cross bar or outputs a processed signal in accordance with the demand for signal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC., KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masaaki Oka, Akio Ohba, Junichi Asano, Junichi Naoi, Atsushi Kunimatsu, Jiro Amemiya
  • Patent number: 9395641
    Abstract: A liquid developer includes an insulating liquid and toner particles which are dispersed in the insulating liquid and contain a resin and a coloring agent. The resin contains a first resin which is a resin containing a component derived from a crystalline polyester resin. The coloring agent contains carbon black and nigrosine. The toner particles have a peak at not lower than 30° C. and not higher than 50° C. in a DSC curve in temperature decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Chiaki Yamada, Masahiro Anno, Yuya Iwagoe, Masaaki Oka
  • Patent number: 9395640
    Abstract: A liquid developer includes an insulating liquid and toner particles dispersed in the insulating liquid. The insulating liquid has a flash point not lower than 100° C. The toner particles contain a resin, and the resin contains 80 mass % or more of a first resin containing a component derived from a polyester resin. A solid content of the liquid developer corresponding to a portion of the liquid developer excluding the insulating liquid satisfies relation of G?(T0)/G?(T0+10)?10 (50° C.?T0?70° C.), where G?(T0) represents a storage elastic modulus at a temperature T0 (° C.) and G?(T0+10) represents a storage elastic modulus at a temperature (T0+10) (° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Yoshie, Masahiro Anno, Yukiko Uno, Masaaki Oka