Patents by Inventor Masaru Shimizu

Masaru Shimizu 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: 20210044006
    Abstract: An antenna device for a vehicle, the antenna device includes; an antenna; a camera; and a case that accommodates the antenna and the camera, wherein the antenna includes a capacitance loading element disposed at a position separate from the camera, and when the capacitance loading element is divided into a short-distance-side portion and a long-distance-side portion based on a distance from the camera, a length of a first portion of the short-distance-side portion is shorter than a length of a second portion of the short-distance-side portion in a height direction, in which the first portion overlaps the camera in top view and/or side view while the second portion does not overlap the camera in top view and/or side view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru SHIMIZU, Tsuyoshi KOMORI, Yuzou HARADA
  • Patent number: 9388937
    Abstract: A structure for fixing an electrical junction box is provided which makes it possible to fix the same electrical junction box, irrespective of the sizes, shapes and the like of batteries, and to commonly use the electrical junction box. The structure includes a bracket including a junction box fixing part which fixes the electrical junction box and a battery fixing part which is fixed to the battery. The electrical junction box is fixed to the battery via the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9368240
    Abstract: Provided are a safety protection system facility 43 outputting a normal actuating signal S1 in a case where the safety protection system facility 43 controls actuation of a unit provided in a nuclear facility to a safe side based on an abnormality detecting signal output at the time of occurrence of an abnormality in the nuclear facility, and where this causes the unit to be actuated normally, and a CCF countermeasure facility 44 outputting a CCF-case actuating signal S2 actuating the unit to a safe side in a case where the CCF countermeasure facility 44 determines from output results of the abnormality detecting signal and the normal actuating signal S1 that the unit is not actuated normally at the time of occurrence of the abnormality in the nuclear facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Utsumi, Hidekazu Satake, Masaru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9339758
    Abstract: Provided are a gas barrier resin composition, and a gas barrier composite film excellent in gas barrier properties with respect to oxygen, carbon dioxide gas, water vapor or the like, particularly in gas barrier properties even after hot water treatment. The gas barrier resin composition includes an oxazoline group-containing aqueous polymer (A), an aqueous acrylic resin (B) and/or an aqueous polyester resin (C) each at a specific concentration, wherein the ratio of the mole number of the oxazoline group to the mole number of the carboxyl group [the ratio of the mole number of the oxazoline group (x mmol) to the mole number of the carboxyl group (y mmol), which is indicated as (x/y)×100 (mol %)], is within the specific range. The gas barrier composite film uses this composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS TOHCELLO, INC.
    Inventors: Masaru Shimizu, Daisuke Matoba
  • Patent number: 9057727
    Abstract: The present invention provides screening methods for GPCRs based on the discovery that the affinity of a receptor agonist for a GPCR (such as the parathyroid hormone receptor) when not bound to a G-protein is correlated with the length of time over which the agonist is effective, independently of its pharmacokinetic properties. The invention also provides PTH- and PTHrP-derived polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gardella, John T. Potts, Jr., Masaru Shimizu, Fumihiko Ichikawa, Harald Jüppner, Makoto Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20140373716
    Abstract: Provided are a gas barrier resin composition, and a gas barrier composite film excellent in gas barrier properties with respect to oxygen, carbon dioxide gas, water vapor or the like, particularly in gas barrier properties even after hot water treatment. The gas barrier resin composition includes an oxazoline group-containing aqueous polymer (A), an aqueous acrylic resin (B) and/or an aqueous polyester resin (C) each at a specific concentration, wherein the ratio of the mole number of the oxazoline group to the mole number of the carboxyl group [the ratio of the mole number of the oxazoline group (x mmol) to the mole number of the carboxyl group (y mmol), which is indicated as (x/y)×100 (mol %)], is within the specific range. The gas barrier composite film uses this composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Masaru Shimizu, Daisuke Matoba
  • Patent number: 8851938
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure comprises a first terminal made in a plate shape and formed with a through-opening, a supporting section supporting the first terminal, a second terminal made in a plate shape and to be a connection counterpart of the first terminal, and a clip made of a plate-like material having an electrical conductivity, and having a central piece formed into a U-shape and opposed pieces continued from the central piece, the central piece being provided with a pair of projection portions projected from both side portions of the central piece to prevent the clip from excessively entering into the through-opening. The first terminal is interposed between the opposed pieces facing to each other with the central piece inserted into the through-opening, and the second terminal is inserted between a surface of the first terminal facing the pair of projection portions and the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Taguchi, Masaru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20140183310
    Abstract: A structure for fixing an electrical junction box is provided which makes it possible to fix the same electrical junction box, irrespective of the sizes, shapes and the like of batteries, and to commonly use the electrical junction box. The structure includes a bracket including a junction box fixing part which fixes the electrical junction box and a battery fixing part which is fixed to the battery. The electrical junction box is fixed to the battery via the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaru SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20140086842
    Abstract: The present invention provides screening methods for GPCRs based on the discovery that the affinity of a receptor agonist for a GPCR (such as the parathyroid hormone receptor) when not bound to a G-protein is correlated with the length of time over which the agonist is effective, independently of its pharmacokinetic properties. The invention also provides PTH- and PTHrP-derived polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicants: Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. GARDELLA, John T. Potts, JR., Masaru Shimizu, Fumihiko Ichikawa, Harald Jüppner, Makoto Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20140084510
    Abstract: A molding die is provided with cavities for fixing, by insert molding, round shaped collars or oblong shaped collars formed of metal to inner faces of insertion holes which are respectively formed in a plurality of fixing parts of a box body. In each of the cavities which is provided with a cylindrical boss part on which the round shaped collar is mounted, there are provided a plurality of projections which do not interfere when the round shaped collar is inserted over the cylindrical boss part, but interferes when the oblong shaped collar is inserted over the cylindrical boss part, thereby to prevent the oblong shaped collar from being erroneously inserted over the cylindrical boss part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20130316584
    Abstract: A bus bar 10 includes integrally therewith a plurality of load side terminal boards 12 to be connected to a power supply side terminal board through their respective fusible members 13, the shapes of the fusible members are unified, temporarily connecting points are set in the intermediate portions of the fusible members in a current flow direction, the temporarily connecting points of the mutually adjoining fusible members are connected to each other by joint ribs 15 to be cut in a later step, and, by changing the cutting positions of the joint ribs to be cut in the later step, the fusing properties of the fusible members can be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Taguchi, Masaru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8568737
    Abstract: The present invention provides screening methods for GPCRs based on the discovery that the affinity of a receptor agonist for a GPCR (such as the parathyroid hormone receptor) when not bound to a G-protein is correlated with the length of time over which the agonist is effective, independently of its pharmacokinetic properties. The invention also provides PTH- and PTHrP-derived polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gardella, John T. Potts, Jr., Masaru Shimizu, Fumihiko Ichikawa, Harald Juppner, Makoto Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20130244508
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure comprises a first terminal made in a plate shape and formed with a through-opening, a supporting section supporting the first terminal, a second terminal made in a plate shape and to be a connection counterpart of the first terminal, and a clip made of a plate-like material having an electrical conductivity, and having a central piece formed into a U-shape and opposed pieces continued from the central piece, the central piece being provided with a pair of projection portions projected from both side portions of the central piece to prevent the clip from excessively entering into the through-opening. The first terminal is interposed between the opposed pieces facing to each other with the central piece inserted into the through-opening, and the second terminal is inserted between a surface of the first terminal facing the pair of projection portions and the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto TAGUCHI, Masaru SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20130129028
    Abstract: Provided are a safety protection system facility 43 outputting a normal actuating signal Si in a case where the safety protection system facility 43 controls actuation of a unit provided in a nuclear facility to a safe side based on an abnormality detecting signal output at the time of occurrence of an abnormality in the nuclear facility, and where this causes the unit to be actuated normally, and a CCF countermeasure facility 44 outputting a CCF-case actuating signal S2 actuating the unit to a safe side in a case where the CCF countermeasure facility 44 determines from output results of the abnormality detecting signal and the normal actuating signal S1 that the unit is not actuated normally at the time of occurrence of the abnormality in the nuclear facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Utsumi, Hidekazu Satake, Masaru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8093976
    Abstract: A vehicle switch has a case, a movable body, a spring, a magnet, a detector, and an operating shaft. The movable body is reciprocably accommodated in the case. The spring pushes the movable body in a direction away from an internal bottom of the case. The magnet is attached to the movable body. The detector detects a magnetic flux density generated from the magnet. A lower end of the operating shaft is in contact with the movable body. The movable body has a press contact portion with which the operating shaft is in contact at a point or along a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Shimizu, Kiyotaka Uehira, Toshio Osawa
  • Publication number: 20110172153
    Abstract: The present invention provides screening methods for GPCRs based on the discovery that the affinity of a receptor agonist for a GPCR (such as the parathyroid hormone receptor) when not bound to a G-protein is correlated with the length of time over which the agonist is effective, independently of its pharmacokinetic properties. The invention also provides PTH- and PTHrP-derived polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicants: The General Hospital Corporation, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gardella, John T. Potts, JR., Masaru Shimizu, Fumihiko Ichikawa, Harald Juppner, Makoto Okazaki
  • Patent number: 7893800
    Abstract: A vehicle switch includes a magnet mounted to an operating unit accommodated in an external packaging such that the operating unit can move linearly. A magnetic detector is placed so as to receive different strength of the magnetism from the magnet in the two cases that the operating unit is at the upper limit position and at the lower limit position. A control circuit coupled to the magnetic detector opens and closes a switching device in response to strength of the detected magnetism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Shimizu, Kiyotaka Sasanouchi, Hiroyuki Kosaka, Tsutomu Maeda
  • Publication number: 20100298094
    Abstract: A clutch-by-wire system includes: an automatic clutch having a clutch disposed on a power transmission system pathway, and a clutch actuator; a clutch pedal sensor; and an electronic control device which automatically controls an operation of the clutch actuator in response to an operating state at the time of an automatic mode and controls an operation of the clutch actuator on the basis of a signal from the clutch pedal sensor at the time of a manual mode, wherein the electronic control device compares a first control amount manually controlled in response to a signal from the clutch pedal sensor with a second control amount automatically controlled in response to the operating state and controls the clutch actuator in accordance with the control amount on a non-engagement side out of the first control amount and the second control amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naochika ODA, Yoshinori Taguchi, Masaru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7632366
    Abstract: A folding apparatus of the present invention comprises a folding section 40 for folding a web W in two so that opposite side edges W1, W2 of the web W are in a predetermined positional relationship with respect to each other; a correction section 90 for correcting a moving direction of the web W by contacting the web W in the folding section 40; a detecting section 41, 103 for detecting a reference portion W1, W2 of the web to be used as a reference in a web folding operation so as to output positional information regarding a position of the detected reference portion W1, W2; and a control section 3 for controlling the correction section 90 based on the positional information so as to change a state of contact of the contact of the correction section 90 with the web W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Shimizu, Kazuo Okubo, Kikuo Yoneoka
  • Patent number: 7595711
    Abstract: Provided is a switch for vehicles, which includes an intermittent driving device connected to a control device which opens and closes a switching device based on the magnitude of the magnetism of a magnet mounted on an operating body. Therefore, the supply of power from a battery to a detection device and the control device is intermittently performed at a predetermined period by the intermittent driving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Shimizu, Kiyotaka Sasanouchi