Patents by Inventor Masahiko Kimura

Masahiko Kimura 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: 20220211876
    Abstract: Provided is a method for detecting a lesion characterized by administering to an organ a cell staining agent that enables observation of biological tissue by laser irradiation, and then irradiating the organ with multiphoton laser or confocal laser to image the inside of lesion in the organ, and determining the interface between normal site and lesion site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Akira Mizoguchi, Koji Tanaka, Kazushi Kimura, Tetsuya Nosaka, Kyosuke Tanaka, Shujie Wang, Aika Kaito, Yuji Toiyama, Hidemasa Goto, Masahiko Sugimoto, Yuuhei Nishimura, Esteban Gabazza
  • Patent number: 11277001
    Abstract: A body of a power feed control device includes a housing recess to house a module including a holder, the first sub-bus bar, the second sub-bus bar, the third sub-bus bar, and a zero-phase-sequence current transformer. Lengths of respective extended pieces of the first sub-bus bar, the second sub-bus bar, and the third sub-bus bar are different from each other. The holder includes a rod portion, a post portion, and an extended portion. The extended portion covers the respective extended pieces of the first sub-bus bar, the second sub-bus bar, and the third sub-bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawamoto, Takao Akioka, Naoki Fukuo, Shinichi Nakamura, Masahiko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210372966
    Abstract: A graphene transistor includes a graphene layer including at least one sheet of graphene, a drain electrode and a source electrode each electrically connected to the graphene layer, a charge donor on at least one main surface of the graphene layer, the charge donor including an impurity charge, and a counter ion having a charge with a sign different from a sign of the impurity charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Naruto MIYAKAWA, Ayumi SHINAGAWA, Shota USHIBA, Masahiko KIMURA, Kazuhiko MATSUMOTO, Takao ONO
  • Publication number: 20210239687
    Abstract: A virus detection system is provided for receiving electrical signals that change quantitatively based on an amount of virus, via a communication line, from a measuring device equipped with graphene sensors that output the electrical signals that change quantitatively based on the amount of virus contained in samples collected from subjects and that associate the electrical signals with identification information for each subject. The virus detection further analyzes the amount of the virus contained in the samples collected from each of the subjects based on changes in the electrical signals outputted from the graphene sensors; and sends, via the communication line, analysis results on the amount of virus contained in the samples collected from each of the subjects to the communication terminal pre-registered to each subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shota Ushiba, Masahiko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210228675
    Abstract: A composition for inhibiting the formation of hypertrophic scar, comprising at least one of a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence having a dipeptide sequence represented by Pro-Hyp or Hyp-Gly, a chemically-modified form thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicants: FUKUOKA UNIVERSITY, NITTA GELATIN INC.
    Inventors: Shiro JIMI, Masahiko KIMURA, Naoki INOUE, Maiko SHIMIZU, Seiko KOIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20190372335
    Abstract: A body of a power feed control device includes a housing recess to house a module including a holder, the first sub-bus bar, the second sub-bus bar, the third sub-bus bar, and a zero-phase-sequence current transformer. Lengths of respective extended pieces of the first sub-bus bar, the second sub-bus bar, and the third sub-bus bar are different from each other. The holder includes a rod portion, a post portion, and an extended portion. The extended portion covers the respective extended pieces of the first sub-bus bar, the second sub-bus bar, and the third sub-bus bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi KAWAMOTO, Takao AKIOKA, Naoki FUKUO, Shinichi NAKAMURA, Masahiko KIMURA
  • Patent number: 9647198
    Abstract: Piezoelectric oriented ceramics containing a Pb(Ti, Zr)O3-based compound having a high degree of orientation not lower than 0.64, which was calculated with the Lotgering method based on an X-ray diffraction pattern in a prescribed cross-section thereof, and having a sintered density not lower than 85% of a theoretical density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Yasunari Miwa, Shinichiro Kawada, Masahiko Kimura, Tohru Suzuki, Tetsuo Uchikoshi, Yoshio Sakka
  • Patent number: 9635235
    Abstract: A communication apparatus having a first image capturing unit and a second image capturing unit that is different from the first image capturing unit, comprises a communication unit which communicates with an external image capturing apparatus and a switching unit which switches an image capturing mode. When communication with the external image capturing apparatus is not established, the switching unit switches between a first mode in which an image is captured by controlling the first image capturing unit and a second mode in which an image is captured by controlling the second image capturing unit, and when communication with the external image capturing apparatus is established, the switching unit switches between the first mode and a third mode in which an image is captured by remotely controlling the external image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 9344588
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connectable to a contents providing apparatus obtains a list of the identifiers of contents saved in the contents providing apparatus, and obtains accessibility information of the contents saved in the contents providing apparatus. Based on the obtained accessibility information, the information processing apparatus specifies at least one identifier of contents set to be accessible, among the identifiers of the obtained list. The information processing apparatus sets the specified identifier as parameters of a first program for accepting a user operation of designating the content. The information processing apparatus specifies the at least one identifier using a second program different from the first program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 9337570
    Abstract: A female connector 1 includes a plurality of contactors 3, a holding body 5, a body 61, and a holder 62. Plurality of contactors 3 are connected to a plurality of electric wires 20 of a cable 2, respectively. Holding body 5 is designed to hold the plurality of contactors 3. Body 61 has a housing recess 610 designed to house the plurality of contactors 3 and holding body 5. Holder 62 is designed to prevent holding body 5 from falling from housing recess 610 by coupling to body 61. Female connector 1 includes a cover 63 formed by double molding so as to cover holder 62 in a state where cable 2 is inserted into holder 62 and where holder 62 and body 61 are coupled to each other. Holder 62 is designed to be in close contact with cable 2 along a whole circumference thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Inagaki, Shinichi Nakamura, Masahiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 9308553
    Abstract: An additive that contains an emulsion binder resin substantially free of non-emulsion binder resin, such as an emulsion acrylic resin, is mixed into a ceramic raw material powder containing, as its main constituent, a perovskite-type compound to form a ceramic slurry. Then, an orientational ceramic is prepared by subjecting the slurry to a forming process while simultaneously or sequentially applying a magnetic field and drying the slurry. An orientational ceramic, even formed from a substance which has small magnetic anisotropy, such as PZT, is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunari Miwa, Shinichiro Kawada, Masahiko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160014322
    Abstract: A communication apparatus having a first image capturing unit and a second image capturing unit that is different from the first image capturing unit, comprises a communication unit which communicates with an external image capturing apparatus and a switching unit which switches an image capturing mode. When communication with the external image capturing apparatus is not established, the switching unit switches between a first mode in which an image is captured by controlling the first image capturing unit and a second mode in which an image is captured by controlling the second image capturing unit, and when communication with the external image capturing apparatus is established, the switching unit switches between the first mode and a third mode in which an image is captured by remotely controlling the external image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Masahiko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140271447
    Abstract: Piezoelectric oriented ceramics containing a Pb(Ti, Zr)O3-based compound having a high degree of orientation not lower than 0.64, which was calculated with the Lotgering method based on an X-ray diffraction pattern in a prescribed cross-section thereof, and having a sintered density not lower than 85% of a theoretical density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Yasunari Miwa, Shinichiro Kawada, Masahiko Kimura, Tohru Zuzuki, Tetsuo Uchikoshi, Yoshio Sakka
  • Publication number: 20140022398
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connectable to a contents providing apparatus obtains a list of the identifiers of contents saved in the contents providing apparatus, and obtains accessibility information of the contents saved in the contents providing apparatus. Based on the obtained accessibility information, the information processing apparatus specifies at least one identifier of contents set to be accessible, among the identifiers of the obtained list. The information processing apparatus sets the specified identifier as parameters of a first program for accepting a user operation of designating the content. The information processing apparatus specifies the at least one identifier using a second program different from the first program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Masahiko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140009037
    Abstract: An additive that contains an emulsion binder resin substantially free of non-emulsion binder resin, such as an emulsion acrylic resin, is mixed into a ceramic raw material powder containing, as its main constituent, a perovskite-type compound to form a ceramic slurry. Then, an orientational ceramic is prepared by subjecting the slurry to a forming process while simultaneously or sequentially applying a magnetic field and drying the slurry. An orientational ceramic, even formed from a substance which has small magnetic anisotropy, such as PZT, is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yasunari Miwa, Shinichiro Kawada, Masahiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 8442446
    Abstract: A radio communication device and multifunction device are provided. The radio communication device includes a radio communicating unit which receives data according to a radio communication method using one of a plurality of radio channels provided in a frequency band and changes the radio channel according to a period; a data processing unit which performs processing using the data; a communication status determining unit which determines, for each channel, whether a communication status of the radio channel is good; a ratio changing unit which changes a ratio of setting a good channel whose communication status is determined as good, and a ratio of setting a not-good channel whose communication status is determined as not-good; and a setting unit which sets either the good channel or the not-good channel as the radio channel in the radio communication method according to the ratios changed by the ratio changing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiko Kimura, Masaaki Wakizaka
  • Patent number: 8319740
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a main body and a display unit with a touch panel. The display control apparatus further includes a memory that stores a plurality of detection condition parameters for detecting a touch operation to the touch panel. The plurality of detection condition parameters are corresponding to each of a plurality of locations or a plurality of orientations of the touch panel. The display control apparatus further includes a state detector that detects a current location or a current orientation of the touch panel. The display control apparatus still further includes a condition selector that selects one of the plurality of detection condition parameters corresponding to the current location or the current orientation. Moreover, the display control apparatus includes a touch determiner that determines a touch to the touch panel by using the selected one of the plurality of detection condition parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiko Kimura, Ryoji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8316519
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a piezoelectric element that includes a piezoelectric ceramic body containing an internal electrode. The piezoelectric ceramic body is mainly made of a perovskite complex oxide containing an alkali metal niobate-based compound containing at least one element selected from among K, Li, and Na. The internal electrode is made of a base metal material, such as Ni or Cu. The piezoelectric element is produced by co-sintering the internal electrode and the piezoelectric ceramic body in a reducing atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kimura, Kosuke Shiratsuyu, Toshikazu Takeda, Nobuyuki Wada
  • Patent number: 8279476
    Abstract: An input device including a frame in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped body which is supported by a base and which is movable between a first angular position in which an angle of a lower surface of the frame with respect to a horizontal upper surface of the base is smaller than a predetermined threshold value, and a second angular position in which the angle of the lower surface of the frame as seen in the first angular position with respect to the horizontal upper surface of the base is not smaller than the threshold value, a first input portion disposed on an upper surface of the frame as seen when the frame has a horizontal posture in the first angular position, in which a lower surface of the frame is parallel to the horizontal upper surface of the base, a second input portion disposed on a side surface of the frame as seen when the frame has the horizontal posture; and a detecting portion configured to detect an operation by an operator of the input device on at least one of the first and second
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiko Kimura
  • Patent number: D795802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Inagaki, Hideki Kawahara, Shinichi Nakamura, Masahiko Kimura