Masayuki Nakamura 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).
Abstract: A control unit controls a bidirectional switch so as to turn the switch from ON to OFF when an amount of time, varying according to a lighting level, passes since a starting point of a half cycle of an AC voltage. When a voltage between both terminals of a capacitive element, connected to a control terminal of the bidirectional switch, becomes equal to or greater than a threshold voltage, the bidirectional switch turns from OFF to ON A first charging/discharging regulator circuit and a second charging/discharging regulator circuit each make a rate of fall of the voltage between both of the terminals of the capacitive element when the bidirectional switch turns from ON to OFF lower than a rate of rise of the voltage between both of the terminals of the capacitive element when the bidirectional switch turns from OFF to ON.
Abstract: A distance measuring apparatus includes a light source to emit light beams, an optical scanner to scan the light beams output from the light source over a predetermined range, a light receiver to receive reflected light obtained as a result of the light beams being reflected by a target object, and to output detection signals, and a control circuit to measure a distance to the target object based on the detection signals. The light source including a plurality of light-emitting device groups that are arranged in a scan direction of a scan performed by the optical scanner, and the control circuit being to make the plurality of light-emitting device groups emit light at respective different timings in a single scan, and to measure the distance to the target object based on a sum of the detection signals.
Abstract: Communication resources are appropriately used. An information processing device is an information processing device including an acquisition unit and a control unit. Here, the acquisition unit acquires a relative priority of each information processing device in a network built through autonomous wireless communication of a plurality of information processing devices. In addition, the control unit performs control such that a communication resource of the network is allocated based on the priority (a relative priority of each information processing device in the network) acquired by the acquisition unit.
Abstract: Provided is an image display device which includes an image pickup camera and makes it possible to prevent an image pickup window part from reducing a display area. The image display device which includes the image pickup camera is configured such that: the image pickup window part for the image pickup camera is disposed in an image display region; and a diameter ?p of the image pickup window part is set so as to satisfy a specific condition which is based on an angle of view ? of the image pickup camera.
Abstract: A method for producing a metal oxide-polymer laminate, including preparing a polymer layer, and forming a metal oxide layer on a surface of the polymer layer by an aerosol deposition method so that at least a portion of the metal oxide layer is embedded in the polymer layer in a thickness direction thereof.
July 14, 2016
Date of Patent:
August 6, 2019
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
Daniel Popovici, Keita Mine, Masayuki Minakata, Toshitaka Nakamura
Abstract: An occupant monitoring device is mountable in a vehicle, and configured to monitor one or more occupants riding in the vehicle. The occupant monitoring device includes: a recognizer that recognizes one or more occupants riding in the vehicle; a recognized occupant storage that stores occupant information recognized by the recognizer; a setting storage that stores setting for the one or more occupants, stored in the recognized occupant storage; and a monitor that monitors the one or more occupants riding in the vehicle based on the setting of the setting storage. When the recognizer is unable to identify an occupant by recognition processing, the recognized occupant storage stores guest information which does not identify the occupant, and the monitor monitors a guest who has ridden in the vehicle, based on the setting of the setting storage.
Abstract: An occupant monitoring device which is provided in a vehicle, and monitors one or more occupants riding in the vehicle. The occupant monitoring device includes: a recognizer that recognizes one or more occupants riding in the vehicle; a monitor that monitors the one or more occupants riding in the vehicle according to a result of recognition of the one or more occupants by the recognizer; a start controller that individually starts or stops the recognizer and the monitor. The start controller starts the recognizer in a stopped state of the monitor.
Abstract: A ceramic bonded body may include a first member, a second member, a joining layer between the first member and the second member, and a covering layer which covers the joining layer and is located over the first member and the second member. The first member and the second member may include aluminum nitride-based ceramic. The joining layer and the covering layer may include at least aluminum, calcium, yttrium, and oxygen where, in 100 mass % of all of the constituents configuring the joining layer and the covering layer, the aluminum is 21 mass % or more converted to oxides, the calcium is 21 mass % or more converted to oxides, and the sum of the aluminum and the calcium converted to oxides is 86 mass % or more. The covering layer has a content of yttrium converted to oxides greater than that of the joining layer.
Abstract: The radiation-irradiation device includes: a radiation generating unit that generates radiation; a collimator unit that controls an irradiation range to be irradiated with the radiation generated by the radiation generating unit; and an interval ensuring unit that includes a contact member being in contact with a subject to be irradiated with the radiation in a case in which a distance between the radiation generating unit and the subject is shorter than a preset distance, and ensures an interval between the radiation generating unit and the subject. The interval ensuring unit is detachably mounted on the collimator unit and is capable of being mounted at different rotational positions about an axis, which passes through a center of a diaphragm of the collimator unit and extends in the direction of an optical axis of the radiation, as a central axis.
Abstract: According to the present invention, a display panel having a narrow frame and having an irregular shape is produced by a fewer number of steps, and the end faces of the polarizing plates are made flush with the end face of the glass substrate. Rectangular polarizing plates (51, 52) are bonded to a separate glass substrate (2) including a display region (21) with a cutout (31). The contour (41) of the separate glass substrate (2) and the contours (61) of the polarizing plates (51, 52) are simultaneously cut with use of an end mill or a laser.
November 26, 2018
June 20, 2019
Masayuki OHASHI, Jin NAKAMURA, Nobuhisa NAKAJIMA
Abstract: The object of the present invention is to generalize and improve DNA-binding proteins using PPR. There is provided a protein that contains one or more PPR motifs having a structure of the following formula 1, wherein one PPR motif (Mn) contained in the protein is a PPR motif having a specific combination of amino acids corresponding to a target DNA base or target DNA base sequence as the three amino acids of No. 1 A.A., No. 4 A.A., and No. “ii” (?2) A.A, and satisfies at least one selected from the group consisting of the following conditions (a) to (h): (a) No. 7 A.A. of the PPR motif (Mn) is isoleucine (I); (b) No. 9 A.A. of the PPR motif (Mn) is alanine (A); (c) No. 10 A.A. of the PPR motif (Mn) is tyrosine (Y); (d) No. 18 A.A. of the PPR motif (Mn) is lysine (K), arginine (R), or histidine (H); (e) No. 20 A.A. of the PPR motif (Mn) is glutamic acid (E), or aspartic acid (D); (f) No. 29 A.A. of the PPR motif (Mn) is glutamic acid (E), or aspartic acid (D); (g) No. 31 A.A.
August 9, 2017
June 13, 2019
FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation, KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
Abstract: State information corresponding to a subject on a visible light image, such as temperature information and sound field information, is acquired from state information indicating a subject state not indicated on the visible light image by an information acquisition unit 21. An effect processing unit 22 performs an effect process on the visible light image on the basis of the state information acquired by the information acquisition unit 21. In the effect process, an effect component image is superimposed or a subject image is modified based on the type and temperature of the subject and an effect component image is superimposed or a subject image is modified based on the type of a sound source and the volume of a sound. The effect process according to the state information is performed on the visible light image, such that the reality can be improved.
Abstract: The present invention provides a method for detecting circulating tumor cells, comprising steps of: capturing cells in a blood sample on a filter; contacting an antibody that is labeled with a first fluorescent dye and recognizes a leukocyte marker protein with the cell-captured filter; contacting an animal serum, a surfactant and an antibody that is labeled with a second fluorescent dye and recognizes an epithelial cell marker protein with the cell-captured filter; contacting a third fluorescent dye that stains nucleic acids with the cell-captured filter; and detecting fluorescences emitted from each cell captured on the filter.
August 14, 2017
June 6, 2019
Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
Katsuya Endou, Seita Nakamura, Tatsuya Matsunaga, Satomi Yagi, Masayuki Higuchi, Anthony H. Tsai
Abstract: A current collector monitoring system in one aspect of the present disclosure is provided with: a collected current measurement unit; a collected current state determination unit; an image acquisition unit; an event recognition unit; an event determination unit; and a determination result output unit. When a state of collected current corresponds to an abnormal state, the image acquisition unit acquires an image including, within an angle of view, a collector shoe provided to a current collector.
Abstract: Provided is a polarizing lens which is excellent in terms of impact resistance, outer appearance and prevention of eye strain and which exhibits little variation in color tone and transmittance during formation. The polarizing lens is formed by stretching a polyvinyl alcohol film and dyeing it with a dichroic dye, bonding an aromatic polycarbonate sheet to both surfaces of the film by means of an adhesive layer, and then inserting a polarizing sheet, bent to have a spherical or aspherical surface, into a mold, and injecting aromatic polycarbonate thereto, wherein the area in which the dichroic dye seeps from the surface of the polyvinyl alcohol film is not more than a quarter of the thickness of the polyvinyl alcohol film.
January 22, 2019
May 23, 2019
MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC., MGC FILSHEET CO., LTD.
Abstract: A metal gasket material plate includes a sealing layer formed by layering a chemical coating layer, an adhesive layer, and a rubber coating layer in this order on at least one side of a metal plate. The chemical coating layer is formed by a thermosetting surface preparation agent including inorganic compound particles and a metal alkoxide compound. The adhesive layer is formed by an adhesive including an epoxy compound and an anti-corrosive pigment. The rubber coating layer is formed by a rubber agent including rubber.
March 11, 2016
Date of Patent:
December 11, 2018
NIPPON LEAKLESS INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Abstract: Provided are a novel compound or a salt thereof, and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same, which selectively and strongly inhibit JAK3, exhibit an excellent activity for suppressing the growth of human peripheral blood monocytes and an excellent oral absorbability, and exhibits an activity of inhibiting IL-2-induced IFN-? production in vivo. A compound represented by formula (I) [wherein X represents —CH?CH—, —NH—, a sulfur atom or an oxygen atom; and n represents an integer of 0 to 2], or a salt thereof.
Abstract: A pump discharge amount is divided in accordance with switch amounts of respective switch valves by leading load pressures of actuators to which compensator valves are connected to respective first pressure chambers of the compensator valves, leading a maximum load pressure selected by a selection unit to respective second pressure chambers of the compensator valves, and controlling respective openings of the compensator valves in accordance with respective pressure actions between the respective pressure chambers. A drain passage is provided to connect the first pressure chamber of the compensator valve to a tank, and a flow dividing ratio modification valve is provided to control a pressure in the first pressure chamber.