Patents by Inventor Masaki Matsumoto

Masaki Matsumoto 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: 11420504
    Abstract: A part of a touch sensor, which couples to a curve of a flange, includes a raising member. The curve of the flange is on a belt line of a sliding door. The raising member rises outwardly toward an exterior of the automobile from an inner-cabin side wall of the touch sensor. A space is formed between the raising member and an outer-cabin side wall for the flange to be inserted into the space. The raising member includes a plurality of blocks. The plurality of blocks exist along an upper and lower direction of the automobile body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NISHIKAWA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michihiko Matsumoto, Masaki Niwa, Hironori Koeda
  • Publication number: 20220259108
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing AlN whiskers includes reduced incorporation of metal particles, an AlN whisker body, AlN whiskers, a resin molded body, and a method for producing the resin molded body. The method for producing AlN whiskers includes heating an Al-containing material in a material accommodation unit to thereby generate Al gas; and introducing the Al gas into a reaction chamber through a communication portion while introducing nitrogen gas into the reaction chamber through a gas inlet port, to thereby grow AlN whiskers on the surface of an Al2O3 substrate placed in the reaction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toru UJIHARA, Yukihisa TAKEUCHI, Daishi SHIOJIRI, Masaki MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi SAITO, Ikuo HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11345640
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing AlN whiskers includes reduced incorporation of metal particles, an AlN whisker body, AlN whiskers, a resin molded body, and a method for producing the resin molded body. The method for producing AlN whiskers includes heating an Al-containing material in a material accommodation unit to thereby generate Al gas; and introducing the Al gas into a reaction chamber through a communication portion while introducing nitrogen gas into the reaction chamber through a gas inlet port, to thereby grow AlN whiskers on the surface of an Al2O3 substrate placed in the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toru Ujihara, Yukihisa Takeuchi, Daishi Shiojiri, Masaki Matsumoto, Hiroshi Saito, Ikuo Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20210393878
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an economic suction adaptor that is capable of suctioning a highly viscous enteral nutrient to a gastric fistula catheter syringe without the intake of air. [Solution] The number of people having meals of highly viscous enteral nutrients such as blended diets through a gastric fistula catheter is increasing among pediatric patients who need long-term intubation nutrients, and among elderly people who have trouble with oral intake. Suctioning a blended diet on a dish with a syringe alone is undesirable because air is introduced. The suction adaptor of the present invention is used by being connected to the syringe, wherein a suction tube having, on an upper portion thereof, a connection part connected to a nozzle of the syringe is formed in the middle of a bowl-shaped suction pad which is an elastic body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventor: Masaki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210284188
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is installed in a vehicle which is an example of a moving body. The electronic apparatus includes a manual operation unit configured to receive an input, a control unit configured to perform control according to the input received by the manual operation unit, and an opening/closing-information acquisition unit configured to acquire opening/closing information of an opening/closing part of a vehicle. When the opening/closing information acquired by the opening/closing-information acquisition unit indicates that the opening/closing part is in a closed state, the control unit disables the input received by the manual operation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Masaki MATSUMOTO, Morihiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20210181813
    Abstract: A first user control interface receives an input. A controller executes control determined by an input via the first user control interface. A housing is capable of housing a recording medium. An acquisition interface acquires housing information related to whether the recording medium is housed in the housing. The controller disenables the input via the first user control interface when the housing information acquired by the acquisition interface indicates that the recording medium is housed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Masaki MATSUMOTO, Morihiro SATOH
  • Patent number: 10946744
    Abstract: A device includes a vehicle information acquisition part configured to acquire vehicle information containing a vehicle speed, a visibility information acquisition part configured to acquire visibility information on a road for travelling, a virtual vehicle video generation part configured to generate a virtual vehicle video of a virtual vehicle, which is to be moving ahead of a host vehicle in the same direction as the host vehicle, and a projection control part configured to control projection of the virtual vehicle video by a projection unit, such that a virtual image of the virtual vehicle video generated by the virtual vehicle video generation part is visually recognized in front of the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Matsumoto, Makoto Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20200171951
    Abstract: A device includes a vehicle information acquisition part configured to acquire vehicle information containing a vehicle speed, a visibility information acquisition part configured to acquire visibility information on a road for travelling, a virtual vehicle video generation part configured to generate a virtual vehicle video of a virtual vehicle, which is to be moving ahead of a host vehicle in the same direction as the host vehicle, and a projection control part configured to control projection of the virtual vehicle video by a projection unit, such that a virtual image of the virtual vehicle video generated by the virtual vehicle video generation part is visually recognized in front of the host vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki Matsumoto, Makoto Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20200150533
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin structure for a printing plate, containing: a support (A); a photosensitive resin composition layer (B) comprising a thermoplastic elastomer (B-1) comprising a monovinyl-substituted aromatic hydrocarbon and a conjugated diene, an ethylenically unsaturated compound (B-2), and a photopolymerization initiator (B-3); and a non-infrared ray-shielding layer (C) ablatable with an infrared ray, wherein the non-infrared ray-shielding layer (C) comprises a polymer (C-2) having a carboxylate group and an ester bond group in a molecule thereof and an infrared ray absorber (C-3), and a proportion of an ester bond group such that carbon bonded to the ester bond group and carbon bonded to the carboxylate group are adjacent to each other in all the ester bond groups contained in the polymer (C-2) is 15% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shusaku TABATA, Masaki MATSUMOTO, Ryo ICHIHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200095170
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing AlN whiskers includes reduced incorporation of metal particles, an AlN whisker body, AlN whiskers, a resin molded body, and a method for producing the resin molded body. The method for producing AlN whiskers includes heating an Al-containing material in a material accommodation unit to thereby generate Al gas; and introducing the Al gas into a reaction chamber through a communication portion while introducing nitrogen gas into the reaction chamber through a gas inlet port, to thereby grow AlN whiskers on the surface of an Al2O3 substrate placed in the reaction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toru UJIHARA, Yukihisa TAKEUCHI, Daishi SHIOJIRI, Masaki MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi SAITO, Ikuo HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10173606
    Abstract: A structure is for attaching an in-vehicle device including a display 20 standing on a dashboard 1 of a vehicle, and a controller 30 placed inside the dashboard 1. The structure includes a connecting bracket 40. The controller 30 is fixed to the dashboard 1. The controller 30 and the display 20 are connected together via the connecting bracket 40. The connecting bracket 40 is attachable to and detachable from the controller 30 and the display 20 independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiteru Yoshimura, Yasuhiro Hidaka, Masaki Matsumoto, Masato Sadano, Masao Tanimoto, Takashi Fukumaru, Keizo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10092847
    Abstract: A player character is placed so as to be linked to a given edge position of a board. A plurality of puzzle pieces including an enemy character piece that represents an enemy character are placed on the board. The player inputs a selection path from the puzzle piece situated at the given edge position or the player character without removing the finger from the board so as to select and delete puzzle pieces among the plurality of puzzle pieces that are placed on the board and belong to an identical type, or are considered to belong to an identical type. When the enemy character piece lies in the selection path, the player character that corresponds to the puzzle piece set to be the start point, or the player character set to be the start point, attacks the enemy character represented by the enemy character piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Maejima, Masaki Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20170282812
    Abstract: A structure is for attaching an in-vehicle device including a display 20 standing on a dashboard 1 of a vehicle, and a controller 30 placed inside the dashboard 1. The structure includes a connecting bracket 40. The controller 30 is fixed to the dashboard 1. The controller 30 and the display 20 are connected together via the connecting bracket 40. The connecting bracket 40 is attachable to and detachable from the controller 30 and the display 20 independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiteru YOSHIMURA, Yasuhiro HIDAKA, Masaki MATSUMOTO, Masato SADANO, Masao TANIMOTO, Takashi FUKUMARU, Keizo TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9635871
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a beverage packed in a sealed container, which can suppress occurrence of precipitation for a long period and retain high flavor. The above-described problem can be overcome by containing (1) theanine ranging from 100 mg to 1000 mg and (2) quinic acid ranging from 30 mg to 300 mg per 500 ml beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Taiyokagaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Matsumoto, Tsutomu Okubo
  • Publication number: 20170072311
    Abstract: A player character is placed so as to be linked to a given edge position of a board. A plurality of puzzle pieces including an enemy character piece that represents an enemy character are placed on the board. The player inputs a selection path from the puzzle piece situated at the given edge position or the player character without removing the finger from the board so as to select and delete puzzle pieces among the plurality of puzzle pieces that are placed on the board and belong to an identical type, or are considered to belong to an identical type. When the enemy character piece lies in the selection path, the player character that corresponds to the puzzle piece set to be the start point, or the player character set to be the start point, attacks the enemy character represented by the enemy character piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhito MAEJIMA, Masaki MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 9400282
    Abstract: A method for measuring the absolute amount of a target protein contained in a protein mixture, including the steps of: (A) fragmenting the sample containing the target protein and labeling with a stable isotope X; (B) adding a known amount of an internal standard that is prepared by fragmenting a standard protein that is identical to the target protein, and labeling with a stable isotope Y; (C) placing the sample in an LC-MS/MS device and performing multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) analysis using MRM transitions selected for the internal standard; and (D) identifying a peptide derived from the target protein (a target peptide) that shows the same retention time as a peptide derived from the internal standard (an internal standard peptide), and quantifying the target protein in the test sample by comparing the peak area of the internal standard peptide with the peak area of the target peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Nakayama, Masaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9208972
    Abstract: A slide fastener includes rows of elements arranged so as to face one another along edges of opening-closing ends of opposing fastener tapes; and a slider. The slide fastener can be interposed between a powered device on an output side and a power supply unit and a signal unit on an input side so as to form an input-output line that activates the powered device with a closing operation of the slide fastener. The elements form a top holding section by bringing ends of element-upper-leg portions arranged so as to face one another closer to or away from one another; and a bottom holding section by bringing ends of element-lower-leg portions arranged to face one another closer to or away from one another in cooperation with interlock or separation of the interlock portions of the elements arranged to face one another, which form part of the input-output line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Masaki Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140251771
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a slide fasteners (SF1, SF4, SF7), each of which: is interposed between a power supply unit (PU) and signal unit (SU) provided on an input side, and a powered device (DK) provided on an output side; has uniquely shaped elements (20, 50, 80) created by means of a new idea; and forms an input/output line (L12) that enables the operation of a powered device (DK) by means of the closing action of the slide fastener (SF1, SF4, SF7). [Solution] A slide fastener (SF1) is configured from: mutually facing rows of elements (20) provided along the edges of opening/closing sides of mutually opposed fastener tapes (10); and a slider (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Masaki MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 8434202
    Abstract: The slide fastener includes elements and a slider, wherein each of the elements includes a horizontal functional section an upper vertical functional section and a lower vertical functional section the slide fastener includes a plurality of fastener units in each of which the elements are arranged to oppositely face each other and the meshing portions are meshed with each other by sliding the slider between the oppositely-positioned elements, whereby the engagement pieces of the oppositely-positioned elements form an engagement portion and the engagement holding pieces of the oppositely-positioned elements in pair form an engagement holding portion, and the plurality of fastener units are constituted in a multilayered structure by engaging the engagement holding portions of a second fastener with the engagement portions of a first fastener such that the engagement holding portions of a new fastener unit are engaged with the engagement portions of a preceding fastener unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Masaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8365367
    Abstract: The slide fastener includes elements, and a slider, the slide fastener including a horizontal functional section and a vertical functional section. The horizontal functional section includes element heads which are meshed with and unmeshed from each other, and horizontal fastener tapes which are opened and closed in a horizontal direction. The vertical functional section and includes upper element legs which are formed by extending the elements upwards and bending the extended upper portions into a hook-like shape, upper holding portions formed by distal ends of the upper element legs, an upper vertical fastener tape which is engageable in the upper holding portions, lower element legs which are formed by extending the elements downwards and bending the extended lower portions into a hook-like shape, lower holding portions formed by distal ends of the lower element legs, and a lower vertical fastener tape which is engageable in the lower holding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Masaki Matsumoto