Patents by Inventor Masami Kojima

Masami Kojima 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: 10548899
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound which has a cholinergic muscarinic M1 receptor positive allosteric modulator activity and may be useful as a medicament such as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, pain, sleep disorder, Parkinson's disease dementia, Lewy body dementia and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I) or a salt thereof. In the formula (I), each symbol is as described in the attached specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Sugimoto, Shinkichi Suzuki, Hiroki Sakamoto, Masami Yamada, Minoru Nakamura, Makoto Kamata, Kenichiro Shimokawa, Masaki Ogino, Eiji Kimura, Masataka Murakami, Takuto Kojima, Jinichi Yonemori
  • Patent number: 10489227
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a non-volatile first memory, a second memory, a battery, a first processor, and a second processor. The first processor is configured to execute fault diagnosis on the battery by discharging energy stored in the battery. The second processor is configured to write data cached in the second memory into the first memory and reduce an upper limit of the amount of data to be cached when executing the fault diagnosis than the upper limit of the amount of data to be cached when not executing the fault diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Aochi, Yoshihisa Kojima, Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10428056
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having a cholinergic muscarinic M1 receptor positive allosteric modulator activity, which may be useful as a prophylactic or therapeutic drug for Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, pain, sleep disorder, Parkinson's disease dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I) or a salt thereof: wherein each symbol is as defined in the attached DESCRIPTION.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Sugimoto, Shinkichi Suzuki, Hiroki Sakamoto, Masami Yamada, Minoru Nakamura, Makoto Kamata, Kenichiro Shimokawa, Masataka Murakami, Jinichi Yonemori, Takuto Kojima
  • Publication number: 20190248776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having a cholinergic muscarinic M1 receptor positive allosteric modulator activity, which may be useful as a prophylactic or therapeutic drug for Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, pain, sleep disorder, Parkinson's disease dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I) or a salt thereof: wherein each symbol is as defined in the attached DESCRIPTION.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro SUGIMOTO, Shinkichi SUZUKI, Hiroki SAKAMOTO, Masami YAMADA, Minoru NAKAMURA, Makoto KAMATA, Kenichiro SHIMOKAWA, Masaki OGINO, Eiji KIMURA, Masataka MURAKAMI, Jinichi YONEMORI, Takuto KOJIMA
  • Patent number: 10323027
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having a cholinergic muscarinic M1 receptor positive allosteric modulator activity, which may be useful as a prophylactic or therapeutic drug for Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, pain, sleep disorder, Parkinson's disease dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I) or a salt thereof: wherein each symbol is as defined in the attached DESCRIPTION.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Sugimoto, Shinkichi Suzuki, Hiroki Sakamoto, Masami Yamada, Minoru Nakamura, Makoto Kamata, Kenichiro Shimokawa, Masataka Murakami, Jinichi Yonemori, Takuto Kojima
  • Patent number: 7928821
    Abstract: A high-strength ignition coil that can reduce stress produced in a coil case and prevent a casting material from being cracked when the ignition coil is mounted on an engine block. A coil case has a mounting flange on an outer surface thereof. A coil assembly is housed in the coil case. A casting material is filled into a gap between the coil case and the coil assembly and gaps which the coil assembly has. A plurality of first guide ribs are provided on an inner wall surface of the coil case or an outer surface of the coil assembly, for positioning the outer surface of the coil assembly with respect to the inner wall surface of the coil case. A limited area in which there is no first guide rib is provided on the inner wall surface of the coil case which faces the mounting flange, or the outer surface of the coil assembly which faces the mounting flange via the inner wall surface of the coil case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignees: Toyo Denso Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Matsubayashi, Ikuo Hirayama, Masami Kojima, Takashi Tauchi, Takeshi Morimoto, Atsushi Iwami
  • Patent number: 7849843
    Abstract: An ignition coil is equipped with a sparkplug of an engine. The ignition coil includes a coil portion, a tower portion, and a plug cap. The coil portion includes a coil case accommodating a primary and secondary coils being coaxial with each other. The coil portion has an end connected with the plug cap via the tower portion. The plug cap is press-fitted with the sparkplug. The coil case has an outer periphery from which a flange portion projects radially outward in a flange-projecting direction. The tower cylinder portion has a tower axis substantially in parallel with a coil axis of the primary and secondary coils. The tower axis is offset from the coil axis in a tower-offset direction. The tower-offset direction is substantially the same as the flange-projecting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Toyo Denso Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masami Kojima, Takashi Tauchi, Takeshi Morimoto, Atsushi Iwami, Yoshitaka Satoh, Shuichi Matsubayashi, Ikuo Hirayama
  • Patent number: 7796004
    Abstract: An ignition coil of a dual ignition type that can prevent outputs from becoming unbalanced due to a difference in floating capacitance on wiring that connects secondary output terminals and ignition plugs together, thus realizing balanced outputs. A coil assembly housed in a housing as a coil case has a primary coil and secondary coils disposed concentrically with the primary coil. The secondary coils are comprised of two coils wound in opposite directions with the center of winding width being a boundary. The center of the winding width of the primary coil is shifted from the center of the winding width of the secondary coils by a predetermined width so as to balance outputs from the two secondary coils. A casting material is filled into a gap between the housing and the coil assembly and gaps which the coil assembly has.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignees: Toyo Denso Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Matsubayashi, Ikuo Hirayama, Masami Kojima, Takashi Tauchi
  • Patent number: 7722922
    Abstract: An coating apparatus, wherein the apparatus applies a coating, onto a surface of an aluminum alloy member for a heat exchanger to be assembled by brazing, with a top-feed-type roll transfer system having at least three rolls, the coating being obtained by mixing into an organic binder a metal powder, a flux powder, a powder mixture thereof, or a compound containing a metal component and a flux component, wherein rotation directions of transfer rolls of the apparatus arranged above a surface to be coated of an aluminum alloy extruded member that moves in a horizontal direction, satisfy a relationship in which a rotation direction of a coated-metal roll for coating, which rotates in a direction opposite to a moving direction of the extruded member, and a rotation direction of a metal roll for adjusting an adhesion amount of the coating by contacting with the above roll, are opposite to each other; and a method of producing an aluminum alloy heat exchanger member using the apparatus; and an aluminum alloy heat e
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Yamaguchi, Toshiki Maezono, Takashi Kashima, Masami Kojima, Yoji Hirano
  • Publication number: 20090194084
    Abstract: An ignition coil is equipped with a sparkplug of an engine. The ignition coil includes a coil portion, a tower portion, and a plug cap. The coil portion includes a coil case accommodating a primary and secondary coils being coaxial with each other. The coil portion has an end connected with the plug cap via the tower portion. The plug cap is press-fitted with the sparkplug. The coil case has an outer periphery from which a flange portion projects radially outward in a flange-projecting direction. The tower cylinder portion has a tower axis substantially in parallel with a coil axis of the primary and secondary coils. The tower axis is offset from the coil axis in a tower-offset direction. The tower-offset direction is substantially the same as the flange-projecting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYO DENSO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masami Kojima, Takashi Tauchi, Takeshi Morimoto, Atsushi Iwami, Yoshitaka Satoh, Shuichi Matsubayashi, Ikuo Hirayama
  • Publication number: 20080264396
    Abstract: An ignition coil of a dual ignition type that can prevent outputs from becoming unbalanced due to a difference in floating capacitance on wiring that connects secondary output terminals and ignition plugs together, thus realizing balanced outputs. A coil assembly housed in a housing as a coil case has a primary coil and secondary coils disposed concentrically with the primary coil. The secondary coils are comprised of two coils wound in opposite directions with the center of winding width being a boundary. The center of the winding width of the primary coil is shifted from the center of the winding width of the secondary coils by a predetermined width so as to balance outputs from the two secondary coils. A casting material is filled into a gap between the housing and the coil assembly and gaps which the coil assembly has.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicants: Toyo Denso Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Matsubayashi, Ikuo Hirayama, Masami Kojima, Takashi Tauchi
  • Publication number: 20080264397
    Abstract: A high-strength ignition coil that can reduce stress produced in a coil case and prevent a casting material from being cracked when the ignition coil is mounted on an engine block. A coil case has a mounting flange on an outer surface thereof. A coil assembly is housed in the coil case. A casting material is filled into a gap between the coil case and the coil assembly and gaps which the coil assembly has. A plurality of first guide ribs are provided on an inner wall surface of the coil case or an outer surface of the coil assembly, for positioning the outer surface of the coil assembly with respect to the inner wall surface of the coil case. A limited area in which there is no first guide rib is provided on the inner wall surface of the coil case which faces the mounting flange, or the outer surface of the coil assembly which faces the mounting flange via the inner wall surface of the coil case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicants: Toyo Denso Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Matsubayashi, Ikuo Hirayama, Masami Kojima, Takashi Tauchi, Takeshi Morimoto, Atsushi Iwami
  • Publication number: 20080242674
    Abstract: The present invention provides medicines useful for the prevention or treatment of urinary frequency or incontinence. That is, the present invention relates to a medicine comprising combination of a phenoxyacetic acid derivative represented by the following general formula (I) (wherein R1 represents a hydroxy group or a lower alkoxy group) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a hydrate or solvate thereof and an ?1 adrenoceptor blocker, which exerts an excellent effect decreasing intra-bladder pressure or prolonging micturition interval and useful for the prevention or treatment of urinary frequency or incontinence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Yamazaki, Masami Kojima
  • Publication number: 20070186301
    Abstract: The invention relates to a non-human knockin animal having a mutation in a proBDNF gene wherein conversion from proBDNF to BDNF has been inhibited by the mutation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Masami Kojima, Tomoko Hara, Hisatsugu Koshimizu, Megumi Kashihara, Takahisa Taguchi
  • Patent number: 7132917
    Abstract: An ignition coil includes a center core, a secondary coil, a primary coil, and an outer core. The secondary coil and the primary coil are substantially coaxially arranged on the outer circumferential side of the center core. The secondary coil includes a secondary winding that is wound around a secondary spool. The secondary spool has a high voltage bracket that includes a secondary terminal. The primary coil includes a primary winding that is wound around a primary spool. The outer core is arranged on the outer circumferential side in the ignition coil. The secondary terminal includes a first connecting portion, which is in a bulb shape, in the tip end. The first connecting portion connects with an end portion of the secondary winding. The first connecting portion is covered with an electrically insulative resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Kojima, Masahiko Aoyama, Takanori Suekane, Shoichi Takeyama, Hideyuki Kato
  • Publication number: 20060243778
    Abstract: An coating apparatus, wherein the apparatus applies a coating, onto a surface of an aluminum alloy member for a heat exchanger to be assembled by brazing, with a top-feed-type roll transfer system having at least three rolls, the coating being obtained by mixing into an organic binder a metal powder, a flux powder, a powder mixture thereof, or a compound containing a metal component and a flux component, wherein rotation directions of transfer rolls of the apparatus arranged above a surface to be coated of an aluminum alloy extruded member that moves in a horizontal direction, satisfy a relationship in which a rotation direction of a coated-metal roll for coating, which rotates in a direction opposite to a moving direction of the extruded member, and a rotation direction of a metal roll for adjusting an adhesion amount of the coating by contacting with the above roll, are opposite to each other; and a method of producing an aluminum alloy heat exchanger member using the apparatus; and an aluminum alloy heat e
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: FURUKAWA-SKY ALUMINUM CORP.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Yamaguchi, Toshiki Maezono, Takashi Kashima, Masami Kojima, Yoji Hirano
  • Patent number: 7107977
    Abstract: An ignition apparatus for an internal combustion engine, which is controlled by a control unit, includes a connector, an ignition coil assembly, an igniter and a capacitor. The connector is electrically connected with the control unit, and includes an input terminal, which is electrically connected with the control unit to receive an ignition signal outputted by the control unit. The connector also includes a ground terminal, which is connected with a ground. The igniter includes a switching device that switches a coil current supplied to the ignition coil assembly based on the ignition signal received from the control unit through the connector. The igniter also includes a Zener diode that serves as a protection element of the switching device. The capacitor is provided in parallel with the Zener diode between the input terminal and the ground terminal to form a parallel circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Hanshin Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masami Kojima, Shunichi Takeda, Koukichi Yamada, Atushi Moriyama
  • Publication number: 20060174858
    Abstract: An ignition apparatus for an internal combustion engine, which is controlled by a control unit, includes a connector, an ignition coil assembly, an igniter and a capacitor. The connector is electrically connected with the control unit, and includes an input terminal, which is electrically connected with the control unit to receive an ignition signal outputted by the control unit. The connector also includes a ground terminal, which is connected with a ground. The igniter includes a switching device that switches a coil current supplied to the ignition coil assembly based on the ignition signal received from the control unit through the connector. The igniter also includes a Zener diode that serves as a protection element of the switching device. The capacitor is provided in parallel with the Zener diode between the input terminal and the ground terminal to form a parallel circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, HANSHIN ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masami Kojima, Shunichi Takeda, Koukichi Yamada, Atushi Moriyama
  • Publication number: 20050140481
    Abstract: An ignition coil includes a center core, a secondary coil, a primary coil, and an outer core. The secondary coil and the primary coil are substantially coaxially arranged on the outer circumferential side of the center core. The secondary coil includes a secondary winding that is wound around a secondary spool. The secondary spool has a high voltage bracket that includes a secondary terminal. The primary coil includes a primary winding that is wound around a primary spool. The outer core is arranged on the outer circumferential side in the ignition coil. The secondary terminal includes a first connecting portion, which is in a bulb shape, in the tip end. The first connecting portion connects with an end portion of the secondary winding. The first connecting portion is covered with an electrically insulative resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masami Kojima, Masahiko Aoyama, Takanori Suekane, Shoichi Takeyama, Hideyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 6855409
    Abstract: There is provided a method for connecting an insulator coated wire with a conductive member while keeping the electrical resistance low and enough joint strength at the joint section therebetween without removing the coating film of the insulator coated wire beforehand. The conductive member has upper and lower pieces which pinch the insulator coated wire, and a gap between the upper and lower pieces varies at different locations. The wire and the conductive member have a good electrical connection at a region of the joint section where the gap between the upper and lower pieces is narrow. In addition, the connection strength of the wire and the conductive member can be enhanced at a region of the joint section where the gap between the upper and lower pieces is wide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: DENSO Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Urushizaki, Katsumi Nakazawa, Masato Ichikawa, Masami Kojima