Patents by Inventor Masaru Matsuura

Masaru Matsuura 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: 20190274343
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a konnyaku product in which scum causing smell and unpleasant taste is effectively reduced and that does not require a pretreatment for removing them, a production method therefor, and an alkaline coagulant suitable for the production of such a konnyaku. The object can be achieved by using, as an alkaline coagulant for konnyaku production, an alkaline solution containing non-reducing sugar, calcium hydroxide as an alkaline component for coagulation, and water, in which the non-reducing sugar and the calcium hydroxide are dissolved in the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: ORIHIRO Plantdew Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Orihiro TSURUTA, Masaru MATSUURA
  • Patent number: 10385855
    Abstract: An electric pump includes a motor rotor provided in a first end region in the axial direction of a rotary shaft, a pump rotor provided in a second end region in the axial direction of the rotary shaft, and a pump housing supporting the rotary shaft. The pump housing has a first housing portion for accommodating the pump rotor and a second housing portion having a blocking portion. The first housing portion has a suction port for drawing in fluid and a discharge port for discharging the drawn-in fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Irie, Toshihiro Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10378560
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for a work machine includes a first switch valve and a first return circuit. The first switch valve is switchable between a confluent position and an isolation position. The first switch valve is switched to the confluent position such that a first operation fluid tube is connected to a second operation fluid tube and a first transmission fluid tube is connected to a second transmission fluid tube. The first switch valve is switched to the isolation position such that the first operation fluid tube is disconnected from the second operation fluid tube and the first operation fluid tube is disconnected from the second operation fluid tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: KUBOTA CORPORATION, KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Tanaka, Kunihiko Bito, Tsukasa Haraguchi, Toshiaki Otani, Yuji Kawano, Masaru Kumatani, Junki Maeda, Shoichi Kawano, Hitoshi Iwamura, Teruo Kunizawa, Takehiro Wakasugi, Akio Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20190219074
    Abstract: A transaxle includes a braking unit disposed in the transaxle casing, the braking unit configured to brake the axle. The braking unit includes an operating shaft projecting from one side of the transaxle casing. A link mechanism of the transaxle is includes a relay arm rotatably pivoted on a shaft provided on the one side of the transaxle casing, a brake arm fixed to the operating shaft, the brake arm being configured to rotate between a braking position and an unbraking position of the braking unit together with the operating shaft, a first link configured to manipulate the relay arm, and a second link configured to join the relay arm to the brake arm. The link mechanism constrains motion of the brake arm through the second link such that an external force on the braking unit cannot cause an unexpected release from the braking state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jun MATSUURA, Michio TSUKAMOTO, Hiroshi SUGIMOTO, Masaru IIDA, Takehiro OTA
  • Patent number: 9445611
    Abstract: Provided are: tofu-like food and soy milk containing fibrous material, each of which has good texture and flavor and enables simultaneous intake of almost all of nutritional components in soybeans, such as proteins, lipids, glucides, fibrous material, minerals, vitamin components, and isoflavone compounds. Also provided is a process for producing soy milk containing fibrous material, which comprises the steps of: (A) dissolving and dispersing dehulled soybean powdery material having a nitrogen solubility index of 75 to 90, a lipoxygenase value of 30 to 120, an n-hexanal content of 0.5 ppm to 2 ppm, and a peroxide value of 0.2 meq/kg to 3.0 meq/kg in water to obtain dispersion; (B) subjecting the dispersion to heat treatment at 120° C. to 160° C. for 1 to 600 seconds; and (C) after the step (B), cooling the dispersion to 100° C. or lower and subjecting the resultant dispersion to emulsification and dispersion treatment under a pressure of 25 MPa to 200 MPa to produce soy milk containing fibrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI FOOD PROCESSING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Masaki Sato, Nobuhiro Hirasawa, Sachiko Tadokoro, Kenji Koga
  • Patent number: 9361704
    Abstract: This technique relate to an image processing device, an image processing method, an imaging device, an electronic equipment, and a program which can provide a technique to execute a highly accurate global motion search process which is robust to a local moving subject, an illumination intensity change, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuura, Masaru Matsuura, Naoki Kuzuya
  • Patent number: 9179158
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a decode processing apparatus including, a plurality of decode processing section configured to decode moving picture data in units of a predetermined processing block, a distribution section configured such that when supplied with encoded moving picture data, the distribution section splits each of screens formed by the moving picture data into vertical bands in units of the processing block as the smallest unit in keeping with the number of the plurality of decode processing section, the distribution section further distributing the moving picture data belonging to each of the split vertical bands to a different one of the decode processing section, and a formation section configured to form the picture data of one screen when supplied with the decoded moving picture data from the plurality of decode processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaru Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20140185882
    Abstract: This technique relate to an image processing device, an image processing method, an imaging device, an electronic equipment, and a program which can provide a technique to execute a highly accurate global motion search process which is robust to a local moving subject, an illumination intensity change, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuura, Masaru Matsuura, Naoki Kuzuya
  • Patent number: 8390697
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a global motion estimation apparatus that performs global Motion Estimation on current and reference images and then outputs a Motion Vector, wherein the global motion estimation apparatus includes a motion estimation processing unit that has a function of executing an LK method two or more times across a whole screen to perform the global motion estimation between the current and reference images; and the motion estimation processing unit obtains a set of motion vectors based on at least information about pixel value variations and information in which a calculation result of an arbitrary calculation expression is added across a whole screen in first motion estimation, and determines whether to perform addition on each pixel according to a set condition when obtaining the at least information, and obtains and outputs a new set of motion vectors as a result of a second LK method when the condition is satisfied in second motion estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Naoki Kuzuya
  • Publication number: 20120231119
    Abstract: Provided are: tofu-like food and soy milk containing fibrous material, each of which has good texture and flavor and enables simultaneous intake of almost all of nutritional components in soybeans, such as proteins, lipids, glucides, fibrous material, minerals, vitamin components, and isoflavone compounds. Also provided is a process for producing soy milk containing fibrous material, which comprises the steps of: (A) dissolving and dispersing dehulled soybean powdery material having a nitrogen solubility index of 75 to 90, a lipoxygenase value of 30 to 120, an n-hexanal content of 0.5 ppm to 2 ppm, and a peroxide value of 0.2 meq/kg to 3.0 meq/kg in water to obtain dispersion; (B) subjecting the dispersion to heat treatment at 120° C. to 160° C. for 1 to 600 seconds; and (C) after the step (B), cooling the dispersion to 100° C. or lower and subjecting the resultant dispersion to emulsification and dispersion treatment under a pressure of 25 MPa to 200 MPa to produce soy milk containing fibrous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Masaki Sato, Nobuhiro Hirasawa, Sachiko Tadokoro, Kenji Koga
  • Publication number: 20110267488
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a global motion estimation apparatus that performs global Motion Estimation on current and reference images and then outputs a Motion Vector, wherein the global motion estimation apparatus includes a motion estimation processing unit that has a function of executing an LK method two or more times across a whole screen to perform the global motion estimation between the current and reference images; and the motion estimation processing unit obtains a set of motion vectors based on at least information about pixel value variations and information in which a calculation result of an arbitrary calculation expression is added across a whole screen in first motion estimation, and determines whether to perform addition on each pixel according to a set condition when obtaining the at least information, and obtains and outputs a new set of motion vectors as a result of a second LK method when the condition is satisfied in second motion estimation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Naoki Kuzuya
  • Publication number: 20100296585
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a decode processing apparatus including, a plurality of decode processing section configured to decode moving picture data in units of a predetermined processing block, a distribution section configured such that when supplied with encoded moving picture data, the distribution section splits each of screens formed by the moving picture data into vertical bands in units of the processing block as the smallest unit in keeping with the number of the plurality of decode processing section, the distribution section further distributing the moving picture data belonging to each of the split vertical bands to a different one of the decode processing section, and a formation section configured to form the picture data of one screen when supplied with the decoded moving picture data from the plurality of decode processing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Masaru MATSUURA
  • Patent number: 6991821
    Abstract: A method of producing packed tofu that is easily released from the container, in which an aqueous ethanol solution or an aqueous solution of a magnesium salt and/or a calcium salt is previously applied to the inside of the container to be filled with soybean milk, or impact is given to a sealed container having tofu packed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Tomoko Takeuchi, Shigeru Noguchi, Jun Sasaki, Jun Yamanishi
  • Patent number: 6531176
    Abstract: A method for producing tofu is described which includes the step of detecting the concentration of a coagulant in soybean milk. The coagulant concentration is detected by a coagulant concentration detector disposed downstream of a stirring apparatus in a soybean milk transfer circuit. The amount of addition of the coagulant is controlled by a coagulant concentration adjuster in accordance with the coagulant concentration detected by the coagulant concentration detector. This enables the mass production of tofu having a bouncy taste and excellent flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Noguchi, Masaru Matsuura, Yoshiro Yamanaka, Jun Sasaki, Tomoko Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20020122855
    Abstract: A method of producing packed tofu that is easily released from the container, in which an aqueous ethanol solution or an aqueous solution of a magnesium salt and/or a calcium salt is previously applied to the inside of the container to be filled with soybean milk, or impact is given to a sealed container having tofu packed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Applicant: KIKKOMAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Tomoko Takeuchi, Shigeru Noguchi, Jun Sasaki, Jun Yamanishi
  • Patent number: 6284304
    Abstract: The soybean milk containing a coagulant is primarily heated, packed into a molding container, and secondarily heated to complete coagulation. And, (1) the coagulated product (silken tofu) is transferred into a container for distribution, alternatively, (2) the coagulated product (silken tofu) is collapsed, and transferred into a draining container made of porous boards and pressed from the upper side to drain part of the water content, and the resulting momen tofu is transferred from the draining container into a container for distribution. Then, water is added to the container for distribution so as to allow the silken tofu or the momen tofu to sink under the water, followed by sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Yoshiro Yamanaka, Shigeru Noguchi, Jun Sasaki, Tomoko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 6272980
    Abstract: A method for producing tofu is disclosed which includes the step of detecting the concentration of a coagulant in soybean milk. The coagulant concentration is detected by a coagulant concentration detector disposed downstream of a stirring apparatus in a soybean milk transfer circuit. The amount of addition of the coagulant is controlled by a coagulant concentration adjuster in accordance with the coagulant concentration detected by the coagulant concentration detector. This enables the mass production of tofu having a bouncy taste and excellent flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Noguchi, Masaru Matsuura, Yoshiro Yamanaka, Jun Sasaki, Tomoko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 6139899
    Abstract: Soybean milk contains malonylisoflavone glycosides in a ratio of 70% or higher to the total isoflavone compounds in the soybean milk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Jun Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6120830
    Abstract: A process for producing tofu comprising primarily heating soybean milk containing a coagulant, packing the soybean milk into a container, and secondarily heating the soybean milk to coagulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Yoshiro Yamanaka, Shigeru Noguchi, Jun Sasaki, Tomoko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 6042851
    Abstract: A process for producing packed tofu includes the steps of mixing soybean milk that has been heat-sterilized and cooled with (A) 0.01 to 0.3% by weight by volume of at least one coagulant selected from the group consisting of natural bittern, magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate, calcium chloride, calcium primary phosphate, calcium sulfate, and calcium lactate and (B) 0.1 to 5 units, per gram of soybean milk protein, of transglutaminase either simultaneously or in the order (A) then (B), then packing and sealing the mixture in a container, then coagulating the mixture in the sealed container at a temperature of 70.degree. C. or lower by the action of the coagulant and transglutaminase, and thereafter heating the coagulated mixture to 75.degree. C. or higher in the sealed container to deactivate the transglutaminase and to complete the coagulation by the coagulant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Matsuura, Masaoki Sasaki, Jun Sasaki, Tomoko Takeuchi