Patents by Inventor Masato Nakagawa

Masato Nakagawa 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: 20220381953
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical film having a liquid crystal layer having excellent durability, and a liquid crystal film. The optical film of the present invention has an organic base material and a liquid crystal layer disposed on the organic base material, the liquid crystal layer contains a photo-alignment compound, and in the liquid crystal layer, the photo-alignment compound is unevenly distributed on a side of the organic base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushige NAKAGAWA, Hideyuki NISHIKAWA, Masato NAKAO, Shunya KATOH, Hiroyuki HAGIO, Yutaka NOZOE, Kunihiro KASEZAWA, Yuki NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11489347
    Abstract: A voltage measurement unit measures voltages of the plurality of cells connected in series. A plurality of discharge circuits are connected in parallel to the plurality of cells, respectively. A controller controls, based on the voltages of the plurality of cells detected by voltage measurement unit, the plurality of discharge circuits to make the voltages or capacities of the plurality of cells equal to a target value. The controller determines a number of cells to be discharged among the plurality of cells in accordance with an allowable temperature of a substrate having the plurality of discharge circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yousuke Nakagawa, Masanori Ito, Masato Nakayama, Hidetsugu Mukae
  • Patent number: 11463181
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal test apparatus, a mobile terminal test system, and a control method for the mobile terminal test apparatus, which can reduce burdens on a user for setting parameters according to a specification of a test. A setting screen is displayed with a first operation image 21 for selecting a specification of a test and a second operation image 22 in which parameter operation images 22a to 22e for setting parameters for executing the test according to the specification selected by an operation with respect to the first operation image 21 are arranged based on parameter hierarchies. With an operation of changing one parameter with respect to the parameter operation images 22a to 22e, lower parameter operation images whose parameter hierarchies are lower than the parameter operation image are updated according to the specification selected by the operation with respect to the first operation image 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki Kano, Takumi Nakamura, Daisuke Nakagawa, Masato Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11444469
    Abstract: In order to improve safety while suppressing a decrease in efficiency of an equalizing process between a plurality of cells, controller executes an equalizing process between a plurality of cells by controlling a plurality of discharge circuits based on voltages of the plurality of cells measured by voltage measurement unit. Anomaly determination circuit determines whether or not the voltage of each of cells measured by voltage measurement unit is within a normal range. Controller includes, for each first cycle, a first discharge suspension period during which the voltages of the plurality of cells are measured without an influence of the equalizing process during execution of the equalizing process between the plurality of cells and includes, for each second cycle longer than the first cycle, a second discharge suspension period during which a determination result according to anomaly determination circuit is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Nakayama, Hidetsugu Mukae, Yousuke Nakagawa, Masanori Ito
  • Publication number: 20220239388
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal test apparatus, a mobile terminal test system, and a control method for the mobile terminal test apparatus, which can reduce burdens on a user for setting parameters according to a specification of a test. A setting screen is displayed with a first operation image 21 for selecting a specification of a test and a second operation image 22 in which parameter operation images 22a to 22e for setting parameters for executing the test according to the specification selected by an operation with respect to the first operation image 21 are arranged based on parameter hierarchies. With an operation of changing one parameter with respect to the parameter operation images 22a to 22e, lower parameter operation images whose parameter hierarchies are lower than the parameter operation image are updated according to the specification selected by the operation with respect to the first operation image 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Daiki KANO, Takumi NAKAMURA, Daisuke NAKAGAWA, Masato TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220153965
    Abstract: Provided is a tire puncture sealant having excellent puncture seal durability. The present disclosure relates to a puncture sealant containing at least one natural rubber latex, at least one antioxidant, at least one antifreezing agent, and at least one selected from the group consisting of protease inhibitors and phosphatase inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi MAKI, Masato NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20220048963
    Abstract: A recombinant vector for producing an induced pluripotent stem cell, including an Oct family gene, a Klf family gene, and a Myc family gene, wherein the genes are inserted in the vector and an induced pluripotent stem cell including the recombinant vector. Also disclosed is a method for preparing a recombinant vector for producing an induced pluripotent stem cell, including inserting each of the three genes into a vector such that the genes are capable of expression. Also disclosed are a first recombinant vector for preparing a second recombinant vector for producing an induced pluripotent stem cell, said first recombinant vector including at least two of the following four genes: an Oct family gene, a Klf family gene, a Myc family gene and a Sox family gene. Also disclosed is a method for preparing the first recombinant vector, including inserting the at least two genes into a vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Shinya Yamanaka, Kazutoshi Takahashi, Masato Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10754652
    Abstract: A processor includes: an address generating unit that, when an instruction decoded by a decoding unit is an instruction to execute arithmetic processing on a plurality of operand sets each including a plurality of operands that are objects of the arithmetic processing, in parallel a plurality of times, generates an address set corresponding to each of the operand sets of the arithmetic processing for each time, based on a certain address displacement with respect to the plurality of operands included in each of the operand sets; a plurality of instruction queues that hold the generated address sets corresponding to the respective operand sets, in correspondence to respective processing units; and a plurality of processing units that perform the arithmetic processing in parallel on the operand sets obtained based on the respective address sets outputted by the plurality of instruction queues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuji Yamamura, Takumi Maruyama, Masato Nakagawa, Masahiro Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20200158180
    Abstract: A manufacturing device manufactures a bearing unit including an inner ring member outwardly fitted onto an end portion of a shaft main body of an inner shaft on one side in an axial direction and fixed by a swaged portion extending from the end portion. The manufacturing device includes: a rotating mechanism including a rotor which holds the other side of the inner shaft in the axial direction from below and rotates the inner shaft about a center axis of the inner shaft while the center axis is aligned with an up-down direction, the rotor being mounted below a processing area of the bearing unit; and a swaging mechanism mounted above the processing area and including a punch which is brought into contact with the swaged portion to plastically deform the swaged portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke TANAKA, Masato NAKAGAWA, Masato FUKUI, Kei SUMIMOTO, Mitsumoto INOGUCHI, Hiroyuki SHINODA, Masahiro KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10248384
    Abstract: A plurality of floating-point registers store data therein. A processing execution unit executes arithmetic processing by using data stored in the floating-point registers. A first switch and a second switch select a route connecting the processing execution unit and the floating-point registers. A switch control unit controls the first switch and the second switch so as to switch a route to be selected, based on a switching instruction from the processing execution unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Komagata, Takumi Maruyama, Shuji Yamamura, Masato Nakagawa, Masahiro Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20180371036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nuclear reprogramming factor having an action of reprogramming a differentiated somatic cell to derive an induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell. The present invention also relates to the aforementioned iPS cells, methods of generating and maintaining iPS cells, and methods of using iPS cells, including screening and testing methods as well as methods of stem cell therapy. The present invention also relates to somatic cells derived by inducing differentiation of the aforementioned iPS cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Shinya Yamanaka, Kazutoshi Takahashi, Masato Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20180039480
    Abstract: A plurality of floating-point registers store data therein. A processing execution unit executes arithmetic processing by using data stored in the floating-point registers. A first switch and a second switch select a route connecting the processing execution unit and the floating-point registers. A switch control unit controls the first switch and the second switch so as to switch a route to be selected, based on a switching instruction from the processing execution unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: MAKOTO KOMAGATA, Takumi Maruyama, Shuji Yamamura, Masato Nakagawa, Masahiro Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20180004515
    Abstract: A processor includes: an address generating unit that, when an instruction decoded by a decoding unit is an instruction to execute arithmetic processing on a plurality of operand sets each including a plurality of operands that are objects of the arithmetic processing, in parallel a plurality of times, generates an address set corresponding to each of the operand sets of the arithmetic processing for each time, based on a certain address displacement with respect to the plurality of operands included in each of the operand sets; a plurality of instruction queues that hold the generated address sets corresponding to the respective operand sets, in correspondence to respective processing units; and a plurality of processing units that perform the arithmetic processing in parallel on the operand sets obtained based on the respective address sets outputted by the plurality of instruction queues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuji Yamamura, Takumi Maruyama, Masato Nakagawa, Masahiro Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20170371655
    Abstract: A processor includes: a storage unit that stores instructions; a counting unit that specifies an instruction to be decoded by a count value; a decoding unit that decodes an instruction; and a control unit that, when the decoded instruction is a repeat instruction, updates the count value of the counting unit so as to cause repeat target instructions in number corresponding to a designated number of instructions, out of instructions succeeding the repeat instruction, to be repeatedly executed a designated number of repetition times, and generates updated operands being operation objects of the repeat target instructions that are to be executed for the second or later time, and when the repeat target instructions are to be executed for the second or later time, updates operands of the repeat target instructions for use in the second or later time execution, to the generated updated operands and outputs the updated operands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masato Nakagawa, Takumi Maruyama, Shuji Yamamura, Masahiro Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 9758765
    Abstract: Provided are a modified laminin having a cell-growth regulatory molecule bound to at least one site selected from the ? chain N-terminus, the ? chain C-terminus, the ? chain N-terminus and the ? chain N-terminus of laminin or a heterotrimeric laminin fragment, a method for culturing cells in the presence of the modified laminin, a method for establishing iPS cells in the presence of the modified laminin, and a culture substrate coated with the modified laminin. Human stem cells cultured in a xeno-free environment with the use of the modified laminin of the present invention can be provided as highly safe human stem cells applicable to regenerative medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi, Yukimasa Taniguchi, Masato Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9404124
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing an iPS cell, comprising bringing (a) Oct3/4 or a nucleic acid that encodes the same, (b) Klf4 or a nucleic acid that encodes the same, and (c) Sox2 or a nucleic acid that encodes the same, as well as (d1) L-Myc or a nucleic acid that encodes the same and/or (d2) a functional inhibitor of p53, into contact with a somatic cell. It is preferable that (a) a nucleic acid that encodes Oct3/4, (b) a nucleic acid that encodes Klf4, (c) a nucleic acid that encodes Sox2, (d1) a nucleic acid that encodes L-Myc and (e) a nucleic acid that encodes Lin28 or Lin28b be inserted into an episomal vector having loxP sequences placed in the same orientation on the 5? and 3? sides of a vector constituent essential for the replication of the vector, that (d2) a nucleic acid that encodes an shRNA against p53 be inserted into a vector ensuring transient expression (plasmid vector and the like), and that all these nucleic acids be transferred to a somatic cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Kyoto University
    Inventors: Keisuke Okita, Masato Nakagawa, Shinya Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 9335323
    Abstract: A method for sorting pluripotent cells using a compound which is eliminated from the pluripotent cells through the MDR1 transporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Motonari Uesugi, Nao Hirata, Asako Murata, Young-Tae Chang, Norio Nakatsuji, Hirofumi Suemori, Eihachiro Kawase, Kaori Yamauchi, Kazumitsu Ueda, Yuto Fujibayashi, Shinya Yamanaka, Masato Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9063343
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an outline extracting processing unit inputting a phase contrast image of a cell colony acquired by an observing unit, and extracting an outline of the cell colony, an extracting unit extracting a feature quantity of an outline part of the cell colony based on brightness information at an outside and brightness information at an inside of the outline on the phase contrast image, and an automatic discriminating unit automatically discriminating whether or not the cell colony is an iPS cell colony based on a discriminant criterion determined in advance and the feature quantity extracted by the extracting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: NIKON CORPORATION, KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masato Nakagawa, Hirotada Watanabe, Yoichi Wada
  • Publication number: 20150140662
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing an iPS cell, comprising bringing (a) Oct3/4 or a nucleic acid that encodes the same, (b) Klf4 or a nucleic acid that encodes the same, and (c) Sox2 or a nucleic acid that encodes the same, as well as (d1) L-Myc or a nucleic acid that encodes the same and/or (d2) a functional inhibitor of p53, into contact with a somatic cell. It is preferable that (a) a nucleic acid that encodes Oct3/4, (b) a nucleic acid that encodes Klf4, (c) a nucleic acid that encodes Sox2, (d1) a nucleic acid that encodes L-Myc and (e) a nucleic acid that encodes Lin28 or Lin28b be inserted into an episomal vector having loxP sequences placed in the same orientation on the 5? and 3? sides of a vector constituent essential for the replication of the vector, that (d2) a nucleic acid that encodes an shRNA against p53 be inserted into a vector ensuring transient expression (plasmid vector and the like), and that all these nucleic acids be transferred to a somatic cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Keisuke OKITA, Masato NAKAGAWA, Shinya YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 9005967
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for improving iPS cell generation efficiency, which comprises a step of introducing a Myc variant having the following features: (1) having an activity to improve iPS cell generation efficiency which is comparative to, or greater than that of c-Myc; and (2) having a transformation activity which is lower than that of c-Myc; or a nucleic acid encoding the variant, in a nuclear reprogramming step. Also, the present invention provides a method for preparing iPS cells, which comprises a step of introducing the above Myc variant or a nucleic acid encoding the variant and a combination of nuclear reprogramming factors into somatic cells. Moreover, the present invention provides iPS cells comprising the nucleic acid encoding the Myc variant which can be obtained by the above method, and a method for preparing somatic cells which comprises inducing differentiation of the iPS cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kyoto University
    Inventors: Shinya Yamanaka, Masato Nakagawa