Patents by Inventor Masashi Shimizu

Masashi 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: 20190307672
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition that has an excellent hardness adjustment action, can be used as a solidifying agent for various cosmetics, and when added to cosmetics, can impart those cosmetics with excellent shape retention properties, an oil oozing suppression effect during use, a favorable texture and good storage stability, and also provides an oily solid cosmetic to which the composition has been added. Specifically, the invention provides a solid wax composition containing a component (A):candelilla wax, and a component (B): a monoester having a total of 40 to 48 carbon atoms, wherein the mass ratio between the component (A) and the component (B) in the solid wax composition satisfies component (A):component (B)=45:55 to 95:5, and the monoester is a monoester of a monovalent fatty acid and a monohydric alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Shibata, Daisuke Shimizu, Hisanori Kachi
  • Patent number: 10419638
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first memory, a transfer unit, a second memory, and a processor. The first memory retains image data. The transfer unit reads from the first memory and transfers the image data for each area having a predetermined size. The second memory retains the image data of each area transferred by the transfer unit and allows random reading on a per address basis. The processor reads the image data from the second memory and performs a process for rotating an image for the read image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Hiroshi Hayashi, Masashi Okano, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina, Tetsuya Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 10419637
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition section that acquires pieces of image data acquired by performing image reading in a sub scan direction in a unit of a line extending in a main scan direction, an orientation changing section that changes an orientation of each of data images represented by the respective pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section, and an image processing section that performs image processing serially on the pieces of image data acquired by the image acquisition section. The image processing section performs the image processing every predetermined number of pieces of image data serving as a predetermined processing unit. The image processing section changes the predetermined processing unit for the image processing to a processing unit different from the predetermined processing unit in a case where the orientation is changed by the orientation changing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Wakiyama, Kiyotaka Tsuchibuchi, Junichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Niina, Masashi Okano, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10346855
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an electric power related information obtaining unit mounted on or connected to equipment and configured to obtain electric power related information with regard to the equipment and a communication unit configured to transmit the electric power related information obtained by the electric power related information obtaining unit to a rebate processing apparatus connected via a network. A rebate processing apparatus includes a communication unit configured to receive electric power related information transmitted from an information processing apparatus mounted on or connected to equipment via the network, a rebate reference calculation unit configured to calculate a rebate reference functioning as a reference for a rebate processing on the basis of the electric power related information, and a rebate processing unit configured to perform a predetermined rebate processing on the basis of the rebate reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Takashi Iwama, Hiroshi Kamitani, Osamu Shimizu, Masashi Takiguchi
  • Publication number: 20190198322
    Abstract: A laser irradiation apparatus (1) according to an embodiment includes an optical-system module (20) configured to apply laser light (L1) to an object to be irradiated, a shield plate (51) in which a slit (54) is formed, through which the laser light (L1) passes, and a reflected-light receiving component (61) disposed between the optical-system module (20) and the shield plate (51), in which the reflected-light receiving component (61) is able to receive, out of the laser light (L1), reflected light (R1) reflected by the shield plate (51).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Daisuke ITO, Tamotsu ODAJIMA, Ryo SHIMIZU, Masashi MACHIDA, Tatsuro MATSUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190185063
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a cab, a body frame and a restrictor. The body flame includes a base component, and a support frame provided on an upper side of the base component. The support frame supports the cab. The restrictor is provided to a floor frame of the cab. The restrictor is disposed between the base component and the floor frame. The restrictor includes a retaining member disposed on a lower side of the support frame, and an impact absorber disposed on a cab side of the retaining member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto SASAKI, Masashi KATOH, Takahiro NOGUCHI, Kazuaki ADACHI, Yoshiaki NAKAZAWA, Nobutaka SHIMIZU, Masahiro NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20190142450
    Abstract: A probe configured to be connected to a transducer unit configured to generate ultrasonic vibration, includes an elongated vibration transmission portion configured to transmit the ultrasonic vibration; and an engagement member provided on and/or near an outer circumference at a position which becomes a node of the ultrasonic vibration when the ultrasonic vibration is transmitted to the vibration transmission portion, the engagement member being formed by a material of an identical to or smaller damping rate than a damping rate of the ultrasonic vibration in the vibration transmission portion, and the engagement member being engaged with an exterior member disposed on an outer side of the vibration transmission portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiko SHIMAMURA, Masashi YAMADA, Hideyuki KOMAMURA, Tomokazu SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190062390
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing active hepatocyte growth factor activator (HGFA) and active hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) without using animal serum. The present invention relates to a method for producing active HGFA without using animal serum. The method is characterized in that it comprises a step of obtaining a culture supernatant comprising pro-HGFA by culturing mammalian cells expressing inactive hepatocyte growth factor activator (pro-HGFA) in a medium without serum, and a step of adjusting the culture supernatant comprising pro-HGFA obtained in the above step to weakly acidic to convert pro-HGFA into active HGFA. The present invention also relates to a method for producing active HGF with HGFA produced by said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masashi Shimizu, Toshitaka Sato, Yoshihisa Arita
  • Publication number: 20180374671
    Abstract: A sample holder capable of limiting X-rays accepted into an X-ray detector is provided. The sample holder is for use in an electron microscope equipped with a polepiece assembly and a semiconductor detector. The sample holder includes: a sample stage on which a sample is held; and a shield plate. When the sample stage has been introduced in the sample chamber of the electron microscope, the shield plate is located between the polepiece assembly and the semiconductor detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuki Yagi, Takeo Sasaki, Ichiro Onishi, Shuichi Yuasa, Masashi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20180166252
    Abstract: There is provided a liner tube capable of reducing the effects of magnetic field variations on an electron beam. The liner tube (10) is disposed inside the electron optical column (2) of an electron microscope (100). The interior of the tube (10) forms a path for the electron beam (EB). The liner tube (10) has a first cylindrical member (110) that is made of copper, gold, silver, or an alloy consisting principally of one of these metals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hidetaka Sawada, Yu Jimbo, Masashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9997327
    Abstract: There is provided a liner tube capable of reducing the effects of magnetic field variations on an electron beam. The liner tube (10) is disposed inside the electron optical column (2) of an electron microscope (100). The interior of the tube (10) forms a path for the electron beam (EB). The liner tube (10) has a first cylindrical member (110) that is made of copper, gold, silver, or an alloy consisting principally of one of these metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: JEOL Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Sawada, Yu Jimbo, Masashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8789909
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus includes a recording head configured to discharge ink onto a recording medium, a carriage on which the recording head is mounted and which is configured to make a reciprocating movement, a cutter unit mounted on the carriage and configured to cut the recording medium, a detection unit mounted on the carriage and configured to detect a distance to the recording medium, and a control unit configured to control an operation of the recording apparatus. The ink jet recording apparatus includes a first process for detecting an amount of a change in the distance to the recording medium by the detection unit when the recording medium is cut by the cutter unit, and a second process for detecting the distance to the recording medium by the detection unit while the cutter unit is retracted if the change amount equal to or more than a predetermined value is detected in the first process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8262008
    Abstract: A seat belt pretension with improved piston sealing performance. A piston has an expanding section formed at one end thereof contacting a force transmission component. When gas pressure resulting from reactive gas generated by a gas generator causes the piston to exert a pressing force on the force transmission component in the event of an emergency, the expanding section expands toward the inner circumferential surface of a pipe due to the gas pressure. As a result, the outer circumferential surface of the expanding section in the piston comes into contact with the inner circumferential surface of the pipe in a more efficient manner, resulting in enhanced sealing between the piston and the inner circumferential surface of the pipe. This prevents reactive gas from losing gas pressure, thereby allowing the gas pressure to more efficiently act on the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Shiotani, Masashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8137963
    Abstract: A vector of the present invention is a vector for amplifying a target gene in a mammalian cell, the vector including an amplification-activating fragment, which is a partial fragment of a mammalian replication initiation region and has a gene amplification activity site, and a mammalian nuclear matrix attachment region. In the case where the mammalian replication initiation region as described above derives from a c-myc locus, for example, the above-described partial fragment at least contains a duplex unwinding element and a topoisomerase II-binding domain. The vector as described above improves gene transfer efficiency and gene amplification efficiency compared with the existing high gene amplification systems. Thus, a method whereby a “high gene amplification system” developed by the inventors can amplify a target gene with better gene transfer efficiency and a vector to be used in this method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hiroshima University
    Inventors: Noriaki Shimizu, Toshihiko Hashizume, Masashi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20110205279
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus includes a recording head configured to discharge ink onto a recording medium, a carriage on which the recording head is mounted and which is configured to make a reciprocating movement, a cutter unit mounted on the carriage and configured to cut the recording medium, a detection unit mounted on the carriage and configured to detect a distance to the recording medium, and a control unit configured to control an operation of the recording apparatus. The ink jet recording apparatus includes a first process for detecting an amount of a change in the distance to the recording medium by the detection unit when the recording medium is cut by the cutter unit, and a second process for detecting the distance to the recording medium by the detection unit while the cutter unit is retracted if the change amount equal to or more than a predetermined value is detected in the first process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7931312
    Abstract: A door-operating lever is disposed on a base plate of a control unit. A door-operating knob includes an operation output portion that engages with a door-operating lever. When the door-operating knob is operated to open or close a door of a vehicle, the operation output portion engages with the door-operating lever in such a manner that the door-operating lever is rotated in a desired direction to cause a closed-door holding unit or an opened-door holding unit to release the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shintaro Mochizuki, Masashi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20100276531
    Abstract: A seat belt pretension with improved piston sealing performance. A piston has an expanding section formed at one end thereof contacting a force transmission component. When gas pressure resulting from reactive gas generated by a gas generator causes the piston to exert a pressing force on the force transmission component in the event of an emergency, the expanding section expands toward the inner circumferential surface of a pipe due to the gas pressure. As a result, the outer circumferential surface of the expanding section in the piston comes into contact with the inner circumferential surface of the pipe in a more efficient manner, resulting in enhanced sealing between the piston and the inner circumferential surface of the pipe. This prevents reactive gas from losing gas pressure, thereby allowing the gas pressure to more efficiently act on the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Masahiro Shiotani, Masashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7810280
    Abstract: The force from a drive rod driven by an electric motor is transmitted via a link arm pivotally linked to the drive rod and a back door. When the back door is operated in an open direction, the link arm is supported by an open-side support slider and the acting direction of the force applied to the link arm by the drive rod is shifted to the opening direction of the back door. When the back door is operated in a closing direction, the link arm is supported by a closed-side support slider and a closed-side support roller and the acting direction of the force applied to the link arm by the drive rod is shifted to the closing-direction of the back door. The open-side and closed-side support sliders are pressed against the link arm by leaf spring members so that the link arm is prevented from oscillating between the sliders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd., Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Hattori, Ryoji Araki, Osamu Sera, Masashi Shimizu, Yasushi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20100245051
    Abstract: A communication method for a noncontact RF ID system that uses a first waveform, a second waveform, and a third waveform, wherein the first waveform and the second waveform are formed by a basic waveform having one of a rising or falling state transition at the approximate center of the waveform, the third waveform is formed by a plurality of basic waveforms that have one state transition at the approximate center part of the waveform, and the third waveform generates one state transition only at the approximate center of the plurality of basic waveforms. In addition, communication is carried out by using the third waveform in place of the first waveform and the second waveform in the case in which communication is carried out using a first waveform and a second waveform and one state transition is generated outside the approximate center part of the basic waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hayashi, Masashi Shimizu, Toshimitsu Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 7774985
    Abstract: A driving apparatus for a sliding member includes a housing, a cable, a drum to move the cable to open and close the sliding member, a motor arranged to drive the drum, and a tensioner supported by the housing arranged to provide a tensioning force to the cable, the tensioner is arranged: to be switched from a first state where an urging force of a spring is stored to a second state where the urging force of the spring is released, to be moved from a first position where the tensioner does not provide the tensioning force to the cable to a second position where the tensioner provides an initial tensioning force to the cable when the tensioner is in the first state, and to be fixed in the second position and to be switched to the second state to provide the tensioning force to the cable by the urging force of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masazumi Miyagawa, Masashi Shimizu, Keiichiro Okuyama