Patents by Inventor Masahiko Ito

Masahiko Ito 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: 11440821
    Abstract: Provided is a water-purifying agent formed of a granulated product including a mixture of a plant powder and a polymeric flocculant, wherein a surface of the granulated product includes a coated portion in which the plant powder is coated with the polymeric flocculant and a non-coated portion in which the plant powder is not coated with the polymeric flocculant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Ito, Ryu Shimada, Takanori Fujita
  • Publication number: 20220265992
    Abstract: Provided is a left ventricular assist system that includes at least: a blood pump; and a controller that controls the rotation of a rotary body of the blood pump. The controller controls the blood pump such that a rotational speed of the rotary body is periodically switched between a first rotational speed and a second rotational speed that is larger than the first rotational speed with a transition time required for switching the rotational speed set to substantially 0 (zero). Periodic switching of the rotational speed of the rotary body is asynchronous with a cardiac cycle of a user, and the rotary body rotates substantially only at rotational speeds of two values consisting of the first rotational speed and the second rotational speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Nozomi KOIKE, Masahiko ITO, Shinji KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11420622
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus can provide deceleration assistance of decelerating a host vehicle independently of an operation by a driver. The driving assistance apparatus is provided with: a specifier configured to specify a type of a target associated with the deceleration assistance, wherein the target is ahead of the host vehicle on a course thereof and requires the host vehicle to decelerate or stop; and a controller programmed to change an end condition associated with deceleration assistance, in accordance with the specified type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta Ikezawa, Kohei Tochigi, Masahiko Adachi, Shogo Ito, Shuichi Yamaki
  • Patent number: 11414371
    Abstract: A method for producing methyl methacrylate including: a distillation step including: supplying a reaction solution, which is obtained by subjecting methacrolein, methanol, and molecular oxygen to oxidative esterification in an oxidative esterification reactor and which contains the methyl methacrylate as a reaction product, to a first distillation column located at downstream of the oxidative esterification reactor, extracting a fraction containing the methacrolein and the methanol from a medium section of the first distillation column, and extracting a column bottom liquid containing the methyl methacrylate from a column bottom of the first distillation column, wherein a concentration of the methanol in the column bottom liquid is 1% by mass or more and 30% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Saito, Takamasa Ito, Masahiko Idemoto
  • Publication number: 20220255750
    Abstract: An electronic messaging method comprises, in respect of a message received from a purported sender, determining if a blockchain transaction identifier is appended to the message, and comparing a hash created from the message body, the purported identity of the sender and the identity of the recipient with a hash stored on a blockchain network identified by the blockchain transaction identifier. When the created hash does not match with the stored hash, the received message is determined to be not from the purported sender. When the created hash matches the stored hash, the method may check a blockchain address registry associated with the blockchain network to determine if a blockchain address corresponding to the blockchain transaction identifier has an associated valid address in the blockchain address registry. A receipt transaction may be committed to the blockchain network in respect of the received message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Athanasios AMOUTZIAS, Masahiko TAKENAKA, Kouichi ITO, Yoshinori KATAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11398210
    Abstract: A musical sound producing apparatus includes a plurality of keys; a sound production information generator configured to generate sound production information for producing a musical sound based on a first key operation on any key among the plurality of keys; a control information generator configured to generate control information for controlling, on the basis of a second key operation different from the first key operation, a mode of the musical sound produced on the basis of the first key operation; and a musical sound signal generator configured to generate a musical sound signal on the basis of the sound production information and the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko Hasebe, Shinichi Ito, Kenichi Nishida, Masahiro Kakishita, Shinichi Ohta
  • Patent number: 11390691
    Abstract: Provided are: an oligosaccharide powder having high working properties, the oligosaccharide powder being characterized by containing a dextrin having a dextrose equivalent of 10 to 18 and an oligosaccharide; and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Masakazu Ikeda, Ryo Aoki, Masahiko Ito
  • Publication number: 20220112533
    Abstract: Provided is a method for improving the production amount of a tri- or higher galactooligosaccharide and the reaction rate by a method for producing a galactooligosaccharide characterized by allowing ?-galactosidase to react with a substrate in the presence of 5 to 60 mM sodium ions and 0.5 to 8 mM magnesium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Masakazu IKEDA, Masahiko ITO
  • Publication number: 20210380444
    Abstract: Provided are an extract, which is a fractionated component 1 of a water extract of a plant powder, wherein the fractionated component 1 is a fractionated component having a fractionation molecular weight of 12,000 or greater, wherein an ethanol-undissolved component of the fractionated component 1 exhibits a peak attributable to carboxylic acid in a Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) measurement and exhibits a peak attributable to cellulose in a gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) measurement, and wherein an ethanol-dissolved component of the fractionated component 1 exhibits a peak attributable to carboxylic acid in the FT-IR measurement and exhibits a peak attributable to a plant protein in the GC-MS measurement, and a water-purifying agent containing the extract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori FUJITA, Ryu SHIMADA, Masahiko ITO, Masato HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210340037
    Abstract: An anionic flocculant including: galactomannan; and a polysaccharide other than the galactomannan, wherein the anionic flocculant has a bulk density of 0.50 g/cm3 or more but 1.00 g/cm3 or less, the anionic flocculant has a particle diameter D50 of 250 ?m or more but 850 ?m or less, and the anionic flocculant has a particle diameter D10 of 150 ?m or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki ABE, Masahiko ITO
  • Patent number: 11161757
    Abstract: Provided is a dispersion liquid for water purification, including: water; a powder of Corchorus olitorius; and a polymeric flocculant, wherein the powder of Corchorus olitorius and the polymeric flocculant are contained in a total amount of from 0.01% by mass through 0.5% by mass relative to the water, wherein the dispersion liquid for water purification has a viscosity of from 20 mPa·S through 500 mPa·S, and wherein a median diameter of a solid in the dispersion liquid for water purification is from 100 micrometers through 400 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko Ito, Ryu Shimada, Takanori Fujita
  • Publication number: 20210296714
    Abstract: A battery system comprises a plurality of battery modules, each of the battery modules includes an assembled battery configured to include a plurality of battery cells connected in series, a monitoring unit configured to monitor the assembled battery, and an external member configured to be electrically connected to the monitoring unit, and the monitoring unit of each of the battery modules has a generation unit configured to generate, based on an electric signal input from the external member, an identification information item on the corresponding one of the battery modules, the identification information items of the respective battery modules being different from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto YAMASHITA, Masahiko ITO, Masakazu KOUDA, Hisanaga ONISHI
  • Patent number: 11107892
    Abstract: A method for producing a SiC epitaxial wafer according to the present embodiment includes: an epitaxial growth step of growing the epitaxial layer on the SiC single crystal substrate by feeding an Si-based raw material gas, a C-based raw material gas, and a gas including a Cl element to a surface of a SiC single crystal substrate, in which the epitaxial growth step is performed under growth conditions that a film deposition pressure is 30 torr or less, a Cl/Si ratio is in a range of 8 to 12, a C/Si ratio is in a range of 0.8 to 1.2, and a growth rate is 50 ?m/h or more from an initial growth stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: SHOWA DENKO K.K., Central Research Institute Of Electric Power Industry, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Fukada, Naoto Ishibashi, Akira Bando, Masahiko Ito, Isaho Kamata, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Kazukuni Hara, Masami Naito, Hideyuki Uehigashi, Hiroaki Fujibayashi, Hirofumi Aoki, Toshikazu Sugiura, Katsumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210114485
    Abstract: A vehicle control system monitors an infant possibly left behind in a cabin of a vehicle. The vehicle control system performs a danger avoidance process of either avoiding or reducing a danger to the infant based on a monitoring result. The vehicle control system includes an image acquirer for acquiring one or more vehicle stationary images indicating an interior of the cabin. The one or more vehicle stationary images are captured by an imaging device during stopping of the vehicle. A leaving behind determiner is provided to determine presence or absence of an infant left behind in the cabin based one or more vehicle stationary images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Masahiko ITO
  • Publication number: 20210024878
    Abstract: Provided is a novel technique for reducing damage and death of microbial cells through a method for producing highly viable dried microbial cells, the method being characterized by subjecting dried microbial cells to an alternating temperature treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Satoshi MIIDA, Yuzuru MAKINO, Akihisa MATSUI, Masahiko ITO, Yasuhiro MOTEKI
  • Patent number: 10903667
    Abstract: A battery control unit is adapted for a power supply system provided with a storage battery series-connected battery cells, a filter circuit, a discharge circuit, and a connection member connecting between the battery cell and the filter circuit. The battery control unit includes a voltage detection unit detecting voltage at the battery cell where noise is eliminated by the filter circuit, the voltage being detected immediately before/after a discharging is performed through the discharge circuit; a correction value calculation unit that calculates an amount of a voltage drop at the connection member when a discharging is performed through the discharge circuit, to be a correction value; and a voltage calculation unit that calculates voltage of the battery cell by adding the correction value calculated by the correction value calculation unit to a post-discharge voltage detected immediately after the discharging by the voltage detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Kitagawa, Masahiko Ito, Masakazu Kouda, Isao Ishibe
  • Patent number: 10896831
    Abstract: A supply part includes a first partition, a second partition under the first partition, a third partition under the second partition, a first flow path between the first partition and the second partition allowing a first gas to be introduced therein, a second flow path between the second partition and the third partition allowing a second gas to be introduced therein, a first piping extending from the second partition to reach below the third partition and being communicated with the first flow path, a second piping extending from the third partition to reach below the third partition and being communicated with the second flow path, and a convex portion provided on an outer circumferential surface of the first piping or an inner circumferential surface of the second piping protruding from one of the outer circumferential surface and the inner circumferential surface toward the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: NuFlare Technology, Inc., Showa Denko K.K., Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
    Inventors: Kunihiko Suzuki, Naohisa Ikeya, Keisuke Fukada, Masahiko Ito, Isaho Kamata, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Hiroaki Fujibayashi, Hideyuki Uehigashi, Masami Naito, Kazukuni Hara, Hirofumi Aoki, Takahiro Kozawa
  • Publication number: 20210010045
    Abstract: Provided is a method for improving the production amount of a tri- or higher galactooligosaccharide and the reaction rate by a method for producing a galactooligosaccharide characterized by allowing ?-galactosidase to react with a substrate in the presence of 5 to 60 mM sodium ions and 0.5 to 8 mM magnesium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Masakazu IKEDA, Masahiko ITO
  • Publication number: 20200369539
    Abstract: Provided is a water-purifying agent formed of a granulated product including a mixture of a plant powder and a polymeric flocculant, wherein a surface of the granulated product includes a coated portion in which the plant powder is coated with the polymeric flocculant and a non-coated portion in which the plant powder is not coated with the polymeric flocculant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiko Ito, Ryu Shimada, Takanori Fujita
  • Patent number: 10844347
    Abstract: An object is to provide a method for producing dried microbial cells with a high viable cell survival rate after long-term storage at a high temperature. A method for producing dried microbial cells that achieves the above-mentioned object is characterized in that microbial cells are suspended in a dispersion medium containing a protective agent, an antioxidant, and a chelating agent, followed by drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yakult Honsha
    Inventors: Masahiko Ito, Kisaku Shimura, Satoru Shirota, Keiko Kasaha, Yasuhiro Moteki, Akihisa Matsui, Satoshi Miida