Patents by Inventor Masaharu Murakami

Masaharu Murakami 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: 20160256566
    Abstract: In order to reduce the side effects of paclitaxel derivatives having excellent anti-cancer effects, an attempt was made to produce a liposome encapsulating paclitaxel derivatives such as paclitaxel monoglycosides and docetaxel monoglycosides. However, the introduction efficiency of paclitaxel derivatives, etc., into a liposome was poor, and this technique was not developed to a practical level. The present invention provides a method for producing a liposome encapsulating a paclitaxel monoglycoside and/or a docetaxel monoglycoside, and having an antibody specifically recognizing a cancer cell, the method comprising a step of bringing a liposome encapsulating a polyoxyethylene ester derivative, a lower alcohol, and a buffer or water into contact with a solution in which a paclitaxel monoglycoside and/or a docetaxel monoglycoside is dissolved in an alkylene glycol-containing buffer or water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicants: ENSUIKO SUGAR REFINING CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION OKAYAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroki HAMADA, Ichiro FUJIWARA, Masaharu SENO, Tomonari KASAI, Tsukasa SHIGEHIRO, Masaharu MURAKAMI, Katsuhiko MIKUNI
  • Publication number: 20150056270
    Abstract: In order to reduce the side effects of paclitaxel derivatives having excellent anti-cancer effects, an attempt was made to produce a liposome encapsulating paclitaxel derivatives such as paclitaxel monoglycosides and docetaxel monoglycosides. However, the introduction efficiency of paclitaxel derivatives, etc., into a liposome was poor, and this technique was not developed to a practical level. The present invention provides a method for producing a liposome encapsulating a paclitaxel monoglycoside and/or a docetaxel monoglycoside, and having an antibody specifically recognizing a cancer cell, the method comprising a step of bringing a liposome encapsulating a polyoxyethylene ester derivative, a lower alcohol, and a buffer or water into contact with a solution in which a paclitaxel monoglycoside and/or a docetaxel monoglycoside is dissolved in an alkylene glycol-containing buffer or water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroki Hamada, Ichiro Fujiwara, Masaharu Seno, Tomonari Kasai, Tsukasa Shigehiro, Masaharu Murakami, Katsuhiko Mikuni
  • Publication number: 20140156522
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to enable a buyer to collectively manage information related to a variety of commercial transactions performed by the buyer as well as to the settlements for these transactions. The calendar server 25 supplies a calendar screen to a buyer system 3 that is used by the buyer 1. This calendar screen has electronic invoices addressed to the buyer 1, which are issued by the supplier system 7, and electronic deposit/withdrawal detailed statement of the buyer's deposit account, which are issued by a banking system 13, pasted in the spaces for the relevant dates. When the buyer 1 selects an arbitrary invoice on this calendar screen and inputs his or her approval of this invoice, an account transfer telegraphic message for payment of this invoice is automatically sent to the banking system 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi UEHARA, Masaharu MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 8688555
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to enable a buyer to collectively manage information related to a variety of commercial transactions performed by the buyer as well as to the settlements for these transactions. The calendar server 25 supplies a calendar screen to a buyer system 3 that is used by the buyer 1. This calendar screen has electronic invoices addressed to the buyer 1, which are issued by the supplier system 7, and electronic deposit/withdrawal detailed statement of the buyer's deposit account, which are issued by a banking system 13, pasted in the spaces for the relevant dates. When the buyer 1 selects an arbitrary invoice on this calendar screen and inputs his or her approval of this invoice, an account transfer telegraphic message for payment of this invoice is automatically sent to the banking system 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Computer Applications Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Uehara, Masaharu Murakami
  • Patent number: 8566554
    Abstract: A storage control apparatus includes a first logical volume in which data has been stored in a pool that includes at least one of one or a plurality of logical volumes based on a plurality of physical storage devices as a pool volume, and divides the first logical volume into at least two real areas. The storage control apparatus allocates the first logical volume to a second logical volume that is a virtual logical volume that has been divided into at least two virtual areas. The storage control apparatus executes a first data movement processing for moving all data of the first logical volume to at least one pool volume other than the first logical volume, and allocates a real area of a movement destination of the data to a virtual area of an allocated destination of a real area of a movement source of the data as substitute for the real area in the first data movement processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiori Inoue, Kenichi Miki, Masaharu Murakami, Takeshi Horiuchi, Takashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20120226583
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatus for the processing of electronic invoices. A server for processing invoices communicates with computing systems such as a supplier system (used by a supplier), a buyer system (used by a buyer), and finance systems (which manage bank accounts of the supplier and buyer). The server communicates with the supplier system and the buyer system regarding an electronic invoice that relates to a transaction between the supplier and the buyer, and that includes a unique identification code. When the buyer has approved the electronic invoice, the supplier system and/or the server is able to settle the invoice using the unique identification code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Uehara, Masaharu Murakami
  • Publication number: 20120226584
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatus for the processing of electronic invoices. A server for processing invoices communicates with computing systems such as a supplier system (used by a supplier), a buyer system (used by a buyer), and finance systems (which manage bank accounts of the supplier and buyer). The server communicates with the supplier system and the buyer system regarding an electronic invoice that relates to a transaction between the supplier and the buyer, and that includes an identification code. When the buyer has approved the electronic invoice, the supplier system and/or the server is able to settle the invoice using the identification code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Uehara, Masaharu Murakami
  • Publication number: 20120144147
    Abstract: A storage control apparatus includes a first logical volume in which data has been stored in a pool that includes at least one of one or a plurality of logical volumes based on a plurality of physical storage devices as a pool volume, and divides the first logical volume into at least two real areas. The storage control apparatus allocates the first logical volume to a second logical volume that is a virtual logical volume that has been divided into at least two virtual areas. The storage control apparatus executes a first data movement processing for moving all data of the first logical volume to at least one pool volume other than the first logical volume, and allocates a real area of a movement destination of the data to a virtual area of an allocated destination of a real area of a movement source of the data as substitute for the real area in the first data movement processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: SHIORI INOUE, Kenichi Miki, Masaharu Murakami, Takeshi Horiuchi, Takashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8180199
    Abstract: A playback apparatus which plays back video or music contents, includes: a playback unit playing back the video or music contents recorded on a recording medium; an output unit outputting the video or music contents played back in the playback unit; and a control unit controlling at least an operation of the playback unit, wherein in the video or music contents, a quick reference mark is set at multiple places, in response to user manipulation, the control unit finds a start of a sequence in accordance with the quick reference mark to control the operation of the playback unit to play back the video or music contents, in response to user manipulation for the quick reference, the control unit varies a priority that expresses a degree served for the quick reference, and for the mark having a low priority, the control unit accepts no user manipulation for quick reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Yoshida, Shigeru Kashiwagi, Masaharu Murakami, Masayoshi Ohno
  • Patent number: 8024381
    Abstract: A recording apparatus such as an optical disk and a file management method are disclosed by which wastefulness caused by free slots in an index file can be reduced. To each slot of a property entry of the index file, valid/invalid information representative of whether the slot is valid or invalid is set. Further, to the header of the property entry, a last valid slot number indicative of a last one of those slots which are set to valid with the valid/invalid information is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Yoshida, Masaharu Murakami, Hiroshi Jinno
  • Patent number: 8009968
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a first recording control unit configured to control recording of first management information so that fragments of the first management information and fragments of data are alternately placed, each fragment of the first management information being used to read the corresponding data fragment; a second recording control unit configured to control recording of second management information after all of the data has been recorded, the second management information being used to read all of the data; and a rewrite control unit configured to control rewrite of the first management information or the data after all of the data has been recorded so that any fragment of the first management information is not used to read the corresponding data fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Murakami, Shigeru Kashiwagi
  • Publication number: 20110093388
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to enable a buyer to collectively manage information related to a variety of commercial transactions performed by the buyer as well as to the settlements for these transactions. The calendar server 25 supplies a calendar screen to a buyer system 3 that is used by the buyer 1. This calendar screen has electronic invoices addressed to the buyer 1, which are issued by the supplier system 7, and electronic deposit/withdrawal detailed statement of the buyer's deposit account, which are issued by a banking system 13, pasted in the spaces for the relevant dates. When the buyer 1 selects an arbitrary invoice on this calendar screen and inputs his or her approval of this invoice, an account transfer telegraphic message for payment of this invoice is automatically sent to the banking system 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: COMPUTER APPLICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Uehara, Masaharu Murakami
  • Patent number: 7885869
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to enable a buyer to collectively manage information related to a variety of commercial transactions performed by the buyer as well as to the settlements for these transactions. The calendar server 25 supplies a calendar screen to a buyer system 3 that is used by the buyer 1. This calendar screen has electronic invoices addressed to the buyer 1, which are issued by the supplier system 7, and electronic deposit/withdrawal detailed statement of the buyer's deposit account, which are issued by a banking system 13, pasted in the spaces for the relevant dates. When the buyer 1 selects an arbitrary invoice on this calendar screen and inputs his or her approval of this invoice, an account transfer telegraphic message for payment of this invoice is automatically sent to the banking system 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Computer Applications Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Uehara, Masaharu Murakami
  • Patent number: 7835618
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording apparatus, a recording method, a program of the recording method, and a recording medium having the program of the recording method recorded thereon. The invention can be applied to a portable record/playback apparatus for recording video and audio data on a random access recording medium or the like in order to record a multiplexed stream in such a manner that the position of an editable boundary can be detected more quickly than previously possible. According to the invention, positional information on the editable point is recorded on the recording medium 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Kashiwagi, Masaharu Murakami
  • Publication number: 20100074601
    Abstract: The present invention is applied to reproduction of typically a fragment movie file having a QT format. In accordance with the present invention, management information associated with each block following a first block of the fragment movie file is modified to information compatible with management information associated with the first block and real data of the file is reproduced on the basis of the modified management information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Murakami, Shigeru Kashiwagi, Haruo Yoshida, Hiroshi Jinno
  • Patent number: 7653286
    Abstract: The present invention is applied to reproduction of typically a fragment movie file having a QT format. In accordance with the present invention, management information associated with each block following a first block of the fragment movie file is modified to information compatible with management information associated with the first block and real data of the file is reproduced on the basis of the modified management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Murakami, Shigeru Kashiwagi, Haruo Yoshida, Hiroshi Jinno
  • Patent number: 7610262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a file management technique using indexes, wherein retrieval results and conditions for retrieval are recorded and stored on an entry for a virtual folder on the index for efficient later use. By this feature, objects for retrieval can be refined by using the recorded retrieval results, so that the processing for retrieval can substantially be simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Yoshida, Shigeru Kashiwagi, Masaharu Murakami, Hiroshi Jinno, Masayoshi Ohno
  • Patent number: 7599906
    Abstract: A file managing apparatus is disclosed which is capable of restoring deleted files with ease. When a user gives an instruction to delete a file 6, a parent entry number for the file 6 is changed from “1” to “2” in a property list having the entry number 6 associated with the file 6. Because the parent entry number that is set for the value “2” points to the entry of a recycle bin, the file 6 is placed in a virtually deleted state. Any virtually deleted file is later restored easily through simple processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Kashiwagi, Haruo Yoshida, Masaharu Murakami, Masayoshi Ohno, Hiroshi Jinno
  • Patent number: 7487175
    Abstract: A recording apparatus such as an optical disk and a file management method are disclosed by which, where an index file is formed from groups of data wherein extract information is collected for different types and one of the groups of data is used to collectively manage the other groups of data, a process relating to deletion or addition of extract information can be executed simply, easily, and with certainty. In each of slots of a property entry, information representing whether the slot is valid or invalid and information representative of a relationship to different slots to which extract information relating to the same file is allocated are recorded, and a combination of the slots in which the extract information of the one file is allocated is managed with the property entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Yoshida, Masaharu Murakami, Hiroshi Jinno, Mitsuhiro Hirabayashi, Makoto Yamada
  • Patent number: 7372795
    Abstract: Before each content file is recorded first to a recording medium, a flag indicating a recording state of a content file is generated corresponding to a physical area where an index file can be continuously recorded. An index file is generated which associates attribute information with the generated flag added thereto with real data of each content file, and the generated index file is recorded to the recording medium. Since fragmentation of the physical area where the index file is recorded is restrained to a minimum level, a high-speed reading operation is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Yoshida, Naoki Morimoto, Masaharu Murakami, Hiroshi Jinno