Patents by Inventor Masaki Hashimoto

Masaki Hashimoto 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: 20180017545
    Abstract: An evaluating method includes an evaluating step of evaluating a future risk of relapse of ulcerative colitis for a subject to be evaluated having ulcerative colitis in a remission phase using a concentration value of histidine, albumin, hemoglobin, or glutamic acid in blood of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Tadakazu HISAMATSU, Takanori KANAI, Toshifumi HIBi, Nobukazu ONO, Akira IMAIZUMI, Masaki HASHIMOTO, Maiko MORI, Michihide Uo
  • Patent number: 9769991
    Abstract: The present invention provides a planting container capable of sufficiently and stably supply planting water to a rhizosphere where roots of a plant grow, securing as large a space as possible for the rhizosphere, and further accelerating the growth of the stem or leaves of the plant. The planting container comprises a planting container body 1 including a planting space 2 having an opening at a front portion thereof to allow a plant to grow, a reservoir 8 for planting water that is provided in a lower part of the planting space 2, and a water-absorbing planting bed placed within the planting space 2 with a bottom portion thereof being positioned in the reservoir 8 for absorbing planting water retained in the reservoir 8 to cultivate the plant, wherein the container further comprises a receiving surface 10 for receiving the planting bed within the planting space 2 formed as an inclined surface that is raised progressively toward the opening and is lowered progressively away from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Hironobu Ota, Norio Kanayama
  • Patent number: 9655304
    Abstract: A plant cultivation container is provided which does not need a feed-water tube made of a porous material or the like but the plant cultivation bed material can be made permeated in a relatively short time period. For this purpose, a water reservoir portion for pooling plant cultivation water is provided, the water reservoir portion having a bed material accommodation part for placing a water-absorbing plant cultivation bed material. In the plant cultivation container, the water reservoir portion is provided with a surrounding feed-water channel that surrounds an entire circumference of the bed material accommodation part, and a feed-discharge channel for supplying the plant cultivation water from outside to the water reservoir portion and for discharging the plant cultivation water in the water reservoir portion to outside is provided in communication with the surrounding feed-water channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20170006788
    Abstract: A planting unit and a planter including such planting units are provided. The planting unit may include a housing having a mounting space for placing a planting bed material therein, a water reservoir portion that reserves planting water for the planting bed material mounted in the mounting space, and a front face opening portion allowing exposure therethrough of the planting bed material mounted in the mounting space. At an upper portion of the housing, a water feeding portion that feeds water to the water reservoir portion is formed. At a lower portion of the housing, a water discharging portion that discharges the water in the water reservoir portion is formed. On side portions of the housing, there is a communication portion allowing communication between the water reservoir portion and a water reservoir portion of another planting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaki HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9507282
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising a multilayered photosensitive layer or a monolayer photosensitive layer, wherein the multilayered photosensitive layer comprises at least a charge generation layer containing a charge generation material and a charge transport layer containing a charge transport material that are stacked on a conductive substrate in this order, and the monolayer photosensitive layer contains a charge generation material and a charge transport material that is stacked on a conductive substrate, wherein the electrophotographic photoreceptor contains 5 to 17 wt % of fluorine resin fine particles and their aggregates with respect to all photoreceptor components in a surface layer of the photoreceptor, wherein the fluorine resin fine particles are 0.1 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiko Kihara, Kotaro Fukushima, Masaki Hashimoto, Koichi Toriyama, Takahiro Kurauchi, Rikiya Matsuo, Tomoko Kanazawa, Chikako Iibachi
  • Publication number: 20160236766
    Abstract: The present invention provides a windshield of an aircraft, including a plurality of conductive members that are disposed along an in-plane direction of the windshield, and are wire-connected together, wherein the plurality of conductive members are heaters that generate heat when supplied with an alternating current, and the conductive members are wire-connected such that induced currents induced in the respective conductive members by a magnetic field in association with a lightning current are circulated between the conductive members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Taketoshi YAMAURA, Katsuya KITAZUME, Masaki HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160229515
    Abstract: A windshield (10) of an aircraft (1) of the present invention includes a conductive member (21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28) that is configured to generate heat when a current is supplied. The conductive member (21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28) is oriented in a lateral direction (DH) that is a horizontal direction included in an in-plane direction of the windshield (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Taketoshi YAMAURA, Katsuya KITAZUME, Masaki HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150346615
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising a multilayered photosensitive layer or a monolayer photosensitive layer, wherein the multilayered photosensitive layer comprises at least a charge generation layer containing a charge generation material and a charge transport layer containing a charge transport material that are stacked on a conductive substrate in this order, and the monolayer photosensitive layer contains a charge generation material and a charge transport material that is stacked on a conductive substrate, wherein the electrophotographic photoreceptor contains 5 to 17 wt % of fluorine resin fine particles and their aggregates with respect to all photoreceptor components in a surface layer of the photoreceptor, wherein the fluorine resin fine particles are 0.1 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Akiko KIHARA, Kotaro FUKUSHIMA, Masaki HASHIMOTO, Koichi TORIYAMA, Takahiro KURAUCHI, Rikiya MATSUO, Tomoko KANAZAWA, Chikako IIBACHI
  • Publication number: 20150296720
    Abstract: A planting container has an inner box capable of housing a water-absorbent planting bed material and an outer box which is fitted over the inner box. The outer box includes a front face portion having an opening portion configured to expose the planting bed material housed in the inner box and a tubular portion extending rearwards from the front face portion to receive the inner box. The inner box includes, as a water reservoir capable of reserving an amount of planting water, a plurality of water reserving portions disposed adjacent each other along an inner circumferential face of the tubular portion in such a way to communicate each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaki HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9027279
    Abstract: A plant cultivation device and feed-water control method, in which a detected moisture amount to start watering and a water amount to be used per watering are easily determined, includes a plant cultivation container for pooling plant cultivation water; a water-absorbing plant cultivation bed material; a feed-water device for supplying the plant cultivation water to the plant cultivation container; a first moisture sensor for detecting moisture around an immersed part of the plant cultivation bed material; a second moisture sensor for detecting moisture around a growth part of the plant cultivation bed material where a root of a plant is received; and a controller for supplying water when values detected by both of the first and second moisture sensors are below respective reference values, and for stopping water supply when a value detected by either the first or second moisture sensor is above the corresponding reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Makoto Nomachi
  • Publication number: 20150059244
    Abstract: Provided is a planting device with which the structural form of the planting device can be changed relatively simply. A planting device that has: one or multiple planting containers, which are provided with a water storage section capable of accumulating water for planting and a planting space in which a water-absorbing planting bed material can be mounted and in which an opening that exposes the planting bed material can be formed at least on the front surface side; and a frame member, which is capable of surrounding and supporting the one or multiple planting containers so as to be freely detachable. Projections are formed on portions of the circumference of the planting container and interlocking openings that fit together with the projections are provided on the circumference of the frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Makoto Nomachi
  • Patent number: 8959834
    Abstract: A plant cultivation container includes a container body having: a plant cultivation space with an opening for planting a plant formed in a front face thereof; and a water reservoir portion for pooling plant cultivation water formed in a lower portion of the plant cultivation space, in which container a water-absorbing plant cultivation flooring material is mounted in the plant cultivation space so that a part of the plant cultivation flooring material is positioned inside the water reservoir portion. One of right and left walls of the container body disposed at right and left ends, respectively, of a front face of the container body is provided with an engaging portion, and the other of the right and left walls is provided with an engaged portion engageable with the engaging portion of another container body, such that a relative angle between two adjacent container bodies is changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8800203
    Abstract: A planting container body (1) has a bottom wall (3) and side walls (4) forming a planting space (2) and also has a water-holding section for holding planting water supplied to the planting space (2). The water-holding section has a water discharge opening (12) for overflow. In a horizontal position (A) in which the planting space (2) opens upward, the bottom wall (3) and the side walls (4) form a horizontal water-holding section for holding planting water. In a vertical position in which the planting space (2) opens sideways, a vertical water-holding section for holding planting water is formed by the bottom wall (3), side walls (4), and a dam section (8) formed facing the bottom wall (3) on the side wall (4) that is the bottom surface. A water discharge start section of the water discharge opening (12) is located at a position a predetermined distance away from the bottom wall (3) and a predetermined distance away from a side wall (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8701344
    Abstract: To provide a plant cultivating substrate which satisfies e.g. the water absorptivity required for plant cultivation, shape retentivity and flexibility and a method of manufacture thereof. In the plant cultivating substrate and the method of its manufacture, at least water-retentive filling material, water, urethane prepolymer and polyol are reacted with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limitied
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Katsuro Miyagawa, Katsu Takatsuto
  • Patent number: 8689819
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rainwater catchment apparatus that is easily installed without renovating a building. The rainwater catchment apparatus comprises a rainwater inlet for introducing rainwater, a flange portion engaged with a peripheral portion of a rainwater outlet serving as a leading end of a drainage canal formed in a building framework for introducing rainwater in the rainwater inlet, a drain portion for discharging excessive water exceeding a predetermined level to the drainage canal, a reservoir freely fitted into the drainage canal through the rainwater outlet, and a pumping mechanism for pumping water stored in the reservoir to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Yoshiro Miyake
  • Patent number: 8555547
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a plant cultivating unit that can perform a watering operation in a simple manner and can supply water uniformly to plants in locations where a floor surface is sloped, such as the rooftop of a building, without requiring separate water supply piping work. A plant cultivating unit (1) comprises a water storage tray (2) in which water can be stored and in which receivers (3) for housing the roots of plants can be arranged in an interior thereof, a water storage space (8) in the water storage tray (2) and the receivers (3) being communicated via water feeders (7), and the water stored in the water storage space (8) being able to be supplied to the plants via the water feeders (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Katsuro Miyagawa, Masayuki Saito
  • Publication number: 20130205664
    Abstract: A plant cultivation container for guiding wastewater from the plant cultivation container to a predetermined place and easily maintain an aesthetic appearance thereof includes: a plant cultivation container body having a water reservoir portion formed by a bottom portion and side walls standing upward from outer peripheries of the bottom portion, for reserving planting water therein, and a water outlet formed in part of the side walls for allowing planting water present in the water reservoir portion to overflow to the outside; and a side wall cover for covering at least one of the side walls of the plant cultivation container body from the outside. The side wall cover includes a fixing member attached to the side wall, a gutter member for receiving planting water flowing over through the water outlet, and a cover member for connecting the fixing member and the gutter member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20120329846
    Abstract: Disclosed is an agent for use in the treatment or prevention of inflammatory bowel disease. Also disclosed is an agent for inhibiting the production of TNF-?. A therapeutic or prophylactic agent for inflammatory bowel disease comprising at least one amino acid selected from the group consisting of lysine, histidine, phenylalanine, methionine, tryptophan, glutamine, glycine, cysteine, cystine and threonine, the amino acid being administered at a dose of 0.1 to 4000 mg/kg per day; and a TNF-? production inhibitor comprising an amino acid selected from the group consisting of histidine, phenylalanine and tryptophan, the amino acid being administered at a dose of 0.1 to 4000 mg/kg per day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsumoto, Tomohisa Okutsu, Tomoko Takeda, Hideki Suzuki, Tetsuo Yano, Masaki Hashimoto, Miho Ono, Manabu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20120297675
    Abstract: A plant cultivation device and feed-water control method, in which a detected moisture amount to start watering and a water amount to be used per watering are easily determined, includes a plant cultivation container for pooling plant cultivation water; a water-absorbing plant cultivation bed material; a feed-water device for supplying the plant cultivation water to the plant cultivation container; a first moisture sensor for detecting moisture around an immersed part of the plant cultivation bed material; a second moisture sensor for detecting moisture around a growth part of the plant cultivation bed material where a root of a plant is received; and a controller for supplying water when values detected by both of the first and second moisture sensors are below respective reference values, and for stopping water supply when a value detected by either the first or second moisture sensor is above the corresponding reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Makoto Nomachi
  • Publication number: 20120297677
    Abstract: A plant cultivation container is provided which does not need a feed-water tube made of a porous material or the like but the plant cultivation bed material can be made permeated in a relatively short time period. For this purpose, a water reservoir portion for pooling plant cultivation water is provided, the water reservoir portion having a bed material accommodation part for placing a water-absorbing plant cultivation bed material. In the plant cultivation container, the water reservoir portion is provided with a surrounding feed-water channel that surrounds an entire circumference of the bed material accommodation part, and a feed-discharge channel for supplying the plant cultivation water from outside to the water reservoir portion and for discharging the plant cultivation water in the water reservoir portion to outside is provided in communication with the surrounding feed-water channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto