Patents by Inventor Masahiro Oono

Masahiro Oono 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: 20200006821
    Abstract: The rack-type power supply device includes a plurality of battery modules each of which accommodates a plurality of secondary battery cells, a rack main body that vertically accommodates battery modules in a horizontal posture like a plurality of steps with gaps between the battery modules, and a plurality of cooling fans that are arranged on a front surface side of the rack main body and blow cooling air into the gaps between battery modules. The rack main body also includes a back-side duct in which cooling air having passed through the gaps flows upward on a back surface side of the battery modules. In addition, rack main body includes an air outlet for discharging cooling air having passed through the back-side duct on a top surface side. The cooling fan is disposed to be shifted from the gap between the battery modules in front view of the rack main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Oono, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Toshikazu Ura, Masahiro Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10302062
    Abstract: An ignition control apparatus of the present embodiment controls operation of an ignition plug provided so as to ignite an air-fuel mixed gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Ishitani, Akimitsu Sugiura, Makoto Toriyama, Satoru Nakayama, Yuuki Kondou, Hisaharu Morita, Naoto Hayashi, Yuuto Tamei, Takashi Oono, Shunichi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20180235260
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material that is useful for foods, pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetic products, etc. The equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material of the invention is obtained by fermenting soybean hypocotyls using at least one microorganism having an equol-producing ability by utilizing at least one daidzein compound selected from the group consisting of diadzein glycosides, daidzein, and dihydrodaidzein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KIMURA, Takeshi YAMAUCHI, Tomomi UENO, Toshimi SUZUKI, Kentaro TADANO, Ikutaro SATO, Shigeto UCHIYAMA, Masahiro OONO, Masatoshi MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 9386786
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material that is useful for foods, pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetic products, etc. The equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material of the invention is obtained by fermenting soybean hypocotyls using at least one microorganism having an equol-producing ability by utilizing at least one daidzein compound selected from the group consisting of diadzein glycosides, daidzein, and dihydrodaidzein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kimura, Takeshi Yamauchi, Tomomi Ueno, Toshimi Suzuki, Kentaro Tadano, Ikutaro Sato, Shigeto Uchiyama, Masahiro Oono, Masatoshi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20120277303
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material that is useful for foods, pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetic products, etc. The equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material of the invention is obtained by fermenting soybean hypocotyls using at least one microorganism having an equol-producing ability by utilizing at least one daidzein compound selected from the group consisting of diadzein glycosides, daidzein, and dihydrodaidzein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KIMURA, Takeshi YAMAUCHI, Tomomi UENO, Toshimi SUZUKI, Kentaro TADANO, Ikutaro SATO, Shigeto UCHIYAMA, Masahiro OONO, Masatoshi MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20120277302
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material that is useful for foods, pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetic products, etc. The equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material of the invention is obtained by fermenting soybean hypocotyls using at least one microorganism having an equol-producing ability by utilizing at least one daidzein compound selected from the group consisting of diadzein glycosides, daidzein, and dihydrodaidzein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kimura, Takeshi Yamauchi, Tomomi Ueno, Toshimi Suzuki, Kentaro Tadano, Ikutaro Sato, Shigeto Uchiyama, Masahiro Oono, Masatoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7740132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for sheet products that makes it easy to take out each individual piece of the sheet products stacked in the container. The container having a tray-like container body (2), an opening/closing lid (3) that is slidably mounted on the container body (2), a pressing member (5) elastically pressing the sheet products (4) stored in the container (1) toward the inner surface of the opening/closing lid (3), a friction drag member (7) that is installed on the inner surface of the opening/closing lid (3) to feed out the sheet products (4) according to the closing operation of the opening/closing lid (3), and a stopper (6) formed in the container body (2) to stop the backward movement of the sheet products (4) by the friction drag member (7) when the opening/closing lid (3) is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Oono, Hiroshi Kitsutaka
  • Publication number: 20090311353
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material that is useful for foods, pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetic products, etc. The equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl material of the invention is obtained by fermenting soybean hypocotyls using at least one microorganism having an equol-producing ability by utilizing at least one daidzein compound selected from the group consisting of diadzein glycosides, daidzein, and dihydrodaidzein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kimura, Takeshi Yamauchi, Tomomi Ueno, Toshimi Suzuki, Kentaro Tadano, Ikutaro Sato, Shigeto Uchiyama, Masahiro Oono, Masatoshi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 7528882
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a multifocal optical system having at least two different focal lengths; an image pickup device for converting an optical image formed by the multifocal optical system into an image signal; a first image processor for forming an original image defined by an object image at each focal length of the multifocal optical system with the image signal received from the image pickup device; and a second image processor for trimming the original image formed by the first image processor. An object image of an angle-of-view corresponding to an intermediate focal length between the two focal lengths of the multifocal optical system is complemented by a trimmed image formed by the second image processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Saori, Ryota Ogawa, Masahiro Oono
  • Publication number: 20090065390
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for sheet products that makes it easy to take out each individual piece of the sheet products stacked in the container. The container having a tray-like container body (2), an opening/closing lid (3) that is slidably mounted on the container body (2), a pressing member (5) elastically pressing the sheet products (4) stored in the container (1) toward the inner surface of the opening/closing lid (3), a friction drag member (7) that is installed on the inner surface of the opening/closing lid (3) to feed out the sheet products (4) according to the closing operation of the opening/closing lid (3), and a stopper (6) formed in the container body (2) to stop the backward movement of the sheet products (4) by the friction drag member (7) when the opening/closing lid (3) is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Masahiro Oono, Hiroshi Kitsutaka
  • Publication number: 20070232860
    Abstract: An endoscope comprises an electric scope and a processor. The electric scope has a CMOS sensor and a video-signal emitting unit that outputs an image signal that is imaged by the CMOS sensor and that is converted to a light signal. The processor has a video-signal photo sensor unit that receives light regarding the image signal that is output from the video-signal emitting unit, and performs an image processing operation based on the light regarding the image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: PENTAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru KUBO, Masahiro OONO, Akira ARIMOTO, Shinichi ARAI, Koichi SATO, Koichi TSUTAMURA, Shinichi TAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20060056063
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a multifocal optical system having at least two different focal lengths; an image pickup device for converting an optical image formed by the multifocal optical system into an image signal; a first image processor for forming an original image defined by an object image at each focal length of the multifocal optical system with the image signal received from the image pickup device; and a second image processor for trimming the original image formed by the first image processor. An object image of an angle-of-view corresponding to an intermediate focal length between the two focal lengths of the multifocal optical system is complemented by a trimmed image formed by the second image processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Saori, Ryota Ogawa, Masahiro Oono
  • Publication number: 20040240052
    Abstract: A multiple-focal-length imaging device includes at least one image sensor positioned in one plane; and a plurality of image-forming optical systems through which a plurality of images at different magnifications are formed on a plurality of different image-forming areas on the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Minefuji, Masahiro Oono
  • Patent number: 6724531
    Abstract: An optical low-pass filter used in association with an imaging element which has a plurality of pixels arranged in vertical and horizontal direction with regularity, is provided with first through third birefringent plates arranged in the order from a light incident side. The low-pass filter separates an incident ray into four rays, a separation width of the rays in the vertical direction being &dgr;v, and a separation width of the rays in the horizontal direction being &dgr;h. A separation angles of the first through third birefringent plates are &thgr;, (&thgr;−90°) and 0°, respectively, and separation widths of the first through third birefringent plates are (&dgr;v×sin &thgr;), (&dgr;v×cos &thgr;) and &dgr;h, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: PENTAX Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Oono
  • Patent number: 6661579
    Abstract: A beam splitter for a digital camera splits light passed through a photographing lens into beams directed to a CCD and a finder optical system. The beam splitter includes at least one optical element provided with a beam splitting surface that is inclined with respect to an optical axis of the photographing lens, and a multi-layer film including a plurality of layers of dielectric materials is formed on the beam splitting surface. The multi-layer film is configured such that the beam splitting surface exhibits a substantially constant reflectivity at least for visible light that is incident on the beam splitting surface at any incident angle within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Pentax Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Araki, Taku Ito, Isao Okuda, Masahiro Oono, Moriyasu Kanai
  • Publication number: 20010033423
    Abstract: A beam splitter for a digital camera splits light passed through a photographing lens into beams directed to a CCD and a finder optical system. The beam splitter includes at least one optical element provided with a beam splitting surface that is inclined with respect to an optical axis of the photographing lens, and a multi-layer film including a plurality of layers of dielectric materials is formed on the beam splitting surface. The multi-layer film is configured such that the beam splitting surface exhibits a substantially constant reflectivity at least for visible light that is incident on the beam splitting surface at any incident angle within a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Araki, Taku Ito, Isao Okuda, Masahiro Oono, Moriyasu Kanai
  • Publication number: 20010010594
    Abstract: An optical low-pass filter used in association with an imaging element which has a plurality of pixels arranged in vertical and horizontal direction with regularity, is provided with first through third birefringent plates arranged in the order from a light incident side. The low-pass filter separates an incident ray into four rays, a separation width of the rays in the vertical direction being &dgr;v, and a separation width of the rays in the horizontal direction being &dgr;h. A separation angles of the first through third birefringent plates are &thgr;, (&thgr;−90°) and 0°, respectively, and separation widths of the first through third birefringent plates are (&dgr;v×sin &thgr;), (&dgr;v×cos &thgr;) and &dgr;h, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Publication date: August 2, 2001
    Applicant: ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Oono
  • Patent number: 6122112
    Abstract: A lens position adjusting method for a zoom lens includes at least two movable lens groups, one lens group being primarily utilized for focusing and the other lens group being primarily utilized for magnification, wherein an object at a predetermined distance is in-focus when each movable lens group is positioned at each of respective initialized positions thereof with the zoom lens being set at a first focal length, and wherein each movable lens group is moved to vary magnification in accordance with a moving amount from the initialized positions of the movable lens groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Oono, Hisao Iwanade, Noboru Saitoh, Koji Sato, Sukenori Shiba, Tatsuya Yoshida, Nobuyuki Nagai
  • Patent number: 6064504
    Abstract: A scanning optical device includes a light source that emits a light beam; a deflector for deflecting and scanning the light beam from the light source; a scanning lens for converging the deflected light beam onto an image surface; and a mechanism for adjusting the relative position of at least one lens element of the scanning lens with respect to other lens elements of the scanning lens in an auxiliary scanning direction. Preferably, the adjustable lens element of the scanning lens be provided with an anamorphic surface having relatively larger power in the auxiliary scanning direction than in the main scanning direction. Alternatively, the above-mentioned at least one lens element may have the largest absolute value of refractive power of the lenses in the scanning lens. Further alternatively, the above-mentioned at least one lens element may be provided with a surface having the smallest absolute value of radius of curvature of all surfaces in the scanning lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadashi Minakuchi, Masahiro Oono, Mitsunori Iima, Hiroshi Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 6055378
    Abstract: An auto-focusing device of a camera includes a photographic lens having a focusing lens group guided along an optical axis, a stepping motor for moving the focusing lens group along the optical axis to bring an object into focus; and a controller for controlling the stepping motor to rotate stepwise when the depth of focus is smaller than a predetermined value and for controlling the stepping motor to rotate the rotor by even-numbered steps when the depth of focus of the photographic lens is greater than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Oono, Hisao Iwanade, Noboru Saitoh, Koji Sato, Sukenori Shiba, Tatsuya Yoshida, Nobuyuki Nagai