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: 20120272573
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8168669
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsumoto, Tomohisa Okutsu, Tomoko Takeda, Hideki Suzuki, Tetsuo Yano, Masaki Hashimoto, Miho Ono, Manabu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8136295
    Abstract: A plant-culturing tool comprising a planting container for accommodating a plant, and a water storage container that can accommodate the planting container in the interior of the water storage container and that can store water, a guide mechanism in which the planting container makes sliding contact with the water storage container and is guided along a floating or sinking direction thereof. The guide mechanism is composed of a long guide surface having a long sliding portion, and a short guide surface having a short sliding portion that protrudes against the long guide surface, with the two guide surfaces making slide contact each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Katsuro Miyagawa, Masayuki Saito
  • Publication number: 20120058497
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reagent and a method of safely, conveniently, and specifically diagnosing Crohn's disease. Provided are a diagnostic method for Crohn's disease in a subject, including measuring antibodies against one kind or more of dietary components selected from the group consisting of grapefruit, alfalfa, avocado, cabbage, green pepper, lettuce, onion, potato (white), spinach, tomato, oat, pecan, yeast, cane sugar, celery, buckwheat, corn, rice and soy, and a diagnostic reagent or kit for Crohn's disease, containing the above-mentioned preparation of a dietary component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yasuyo SUGA, Maiko MORI, Masaki HASHIMOTO, Manabu SUZUKI, Tomomi MORIGUCHI, Takaaki KAWAGUCHI, Keiko SAITO, Masakazu TAKAZOE
  • Publication number: 20110036008
    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: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Hironobu Ota, Norio Kanayama
  • Publication number: 20100307057
    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: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Yoshiro Miyake
  • Patent number: D640162
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D640163
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D643660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D643774
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D643775
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D644470
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D644558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D644559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D644560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D644561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D644562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D646193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D650309
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: D651937
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Hashimoto