Masayuki Okada 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 gas chromatograph in which the effect of the heat from a column oven on the detection sensitivity of a detector is reduced. The gas chromatograph includes a separation column, a column oven, a heat insulating material covering the outer surface of the column oven, a sheet metal covering the outside of the heat insulating material, a detector including a detection unit disposed outside the sheet metal, a flow path part of the detector communicating with the detection unit and being connected to the separation column through upper surfaces of the sheet metal, the heat insulating material, and the column oven, and an outside seal member interposed between the sheet metal and the heat insulating material on at least the upper surface side of the column oven and blocking an outward fluid movement from an inside of the sheet metal.
Abstract: The bushing includes an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder, and an elastic body therebetween. The outer cylinder has a central recess portion recessed from the inner peripheral surface in the radial direction at the central portion in the axial direction, and the thickness of both end portions is thicker than the thickness of the central portion. The central recess portion is formed in a curved shape or having a curved and a straight shape. The inner cylinder has a central convex portion swelling from the outer peripheral surface in the radial direction at a position corresponding to the central recess portion. The maximum outer diameter of the central convex portion is larger than the minimum inner diameter of the inner peripheral surface of the outer cylinder.
Abstract: The bushing includes an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder, and an elastic body therebetween. The outer cylinder has a central recess portion formed in a curved shape. The inner cylinder has a central convex portion being formed in a curved shape. A distance between a vertex of the central recess portion and the vertex of the central convex portion is smaller than a distance between a point other than the vertex of the central recess portion and a point at which a straight line extending from the point other than the vertex of the central recess portion to an intersection point of the perpendicular line and the axis of the inner cylinder intersects the central convex portion.
Abstract: An optical device includes: a light guide plate; a first light emission part provided in a first region of the light guide plate, the first light emission part having optical surfaces that cause the light incident thereon to exit from a first emission surface and a second emission surface opposite the first emission surface; and a second light emission part provided in a second region of the light guide plate, the second light emission part having optical surfaces that cause the light incident thereon to exit from the first emission surface and the second emission surface. The optical device configured to control the luminous flux from the first and second emission surfaces via the optical surfaces in the first and second light emission parts to thereby control how leaked light is perceived by an observer on the opposite side of the emission surface of the light guide plate.
Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a correcting unit. The correcting unit corrects displacement of a sheet conveyed from an upstream side conveying path, and conveys the sheet to a downstream side conveying path. The correcting unit includes a first conveying part conveying the sheet, a first moving part moving a first frame supporting the first conveying part and a detecting part detecting a side end edge of the sheet at a reference position without displacement. The first conveying part stops conveyance of the sheet when a leading end of the sheet reaches the detecting part. While the driving of the first conveying part is stopped, the first moving part moves the first frame to move the sheet, and stops movement of the first frame, when detection result of the detecting part is changed, to position the side end edge to the reference position to correct displacement of the sheet.
Abstract: A gas chromatograph for preventing leakage of carrier gas and secondary accident such as explosion is provided. A flow rate restricting valve having valve mechanism which mechanically restricts flow rate of carrier gas is disposed at the upstream side of sample inlet portion 1 of the carrier gas flow path 11 and apart from the flow rate control valve 6 which controls the flow rate of the carrier gas, which is inlet into sample inlet portion and analytical column according to signal from control unit 8. The excessive flow rate that is larger than the predetermined resulted from the leakage of carrier gas is mechanically restricted to a pre-set flow rate by using the flow rate restricting valve. The leakage of carrier gas e.g., helium and the secondary accident due to leakage of carrier gas e.g., hydrogen, are prevented.
Abstract: Provided is an adhesive member to be adhesively fixed through pressure which has both position adjustability and adhesiveness and is capable of producing a sufficient adhesive strength in addition to the position adjustability. The adhesive member comprises a support, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer provided on one surface of the support, and a plurality of protrusion elements arranged, in spaced-apart relation to each other, on a principal surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on a side opposite to the support. Each of the protrusion elements is composed of an aggregation of a plurality of cohesive particles, wherein the adhesive member has a frictional force of 0.4 N/cm2 or less, with respect to a stainless steel plate serving as an adherend, as measured when the protrusion elements are in contact with a surface of the adherend, and a shear adhesive strength of 45 N/cm2 or more.
Abstract: The present invention provides an antibody that specifically binds to human ADAM28, inhibits enzyme activity of human ADAM28, and has an activity to suppress metastasis of a cancer cell that expresses human ADAM28. The antibody of the present invention can be a human antibody.
November 16, 2017
Date of Patent:
February 11, 2020
GENEFRONTIER CORPORATION, KEIO UNIVERSITY
Abstract: A sheet conveyance device 10 includes a first conveyance path 12a having a linear portion 121 along which a sheet is to be linearly conveyed, a second conveyance path 12b branched from the linear portion 121 and a branch member 30 which is to be set selectively to a first position for guiding the sheet to a downstream side of the first conveyance path 12a or a second position for guiding the sheet to the second conveyance path 12b. The branch member 30 is made up of a resinous guide body 31 having a first guide surface 31a for guiding the sheet to a downstream side of the first conveyance path 12a, and a metallic guide plate 35. A second guide surface 35a for guiding the sheet to the second conveyance path 12b is formed of the resinous guide body 31 and the metallic guide plate 35.
Abstract: An optical device includes a light-guiding plate and light sources that each emit light to the light-guiding plate. The light-guiding plate has light convergence portions, the light substantially converges at or scatters from a convergence point or line, and an image is formed by a collection of the convergence points or lines, and a light convergence portion causes light to be emitted in directions in which the light substantially converges in or scatters from a range including a point located a first distance apart from the emission surface, and a second light convergence portion causes light to be emitted in directions in which the light substantially converges in or scatters from a range including a point located a second distance, which is longer than the first distance, apart from the emission surface, and the number of first light convergence portions is higher than the number of second light convergence portions.
Abstract: In an information processing system in which a plurality of terminals can communicate data through a server, a first terminal includes a question event processing portion which executes a question event to have a character displayed to a user who operates the first terminal and to output question information in association with the character, an answer acceptance portion which accepts input of answer information to the question information, and an answer transmission portion which transmits the answer information accepted by the answer acceptance portion to the server. A second terminal includes an answer reception portion which receives the answer information from the server and an answer event processing portion which executes an answer event to have a character displayed to a user who operates the second terminal based on the answer information received by the answer reception portion and to output the answer information in association with the character.
Abstract: A connection structure for a dental abutment is such that an embedded part of a dental base part to fit to an oral cavity side of an implant fixture embedded in a jawbone is inserted into and connected to an insertion hole of a dental cutting block part, wherein the dental cutting block part includes a first flat surface and a protrusion on an inner peripheral surface of the insertion hole, and wherein the dental base part includes, on an outer peripheral surface of the embedded part, a second flat surface that corresponds to the first flat surface.
Abstract: A power conversion system includes a transformer, a power conversion device for travel, a power conversion device for auxiliary power sources, and an electrical storage device. The power conversion device for auxiliary power sources includes a first AC to DC conversion unit, a power conversion unit for AC loads, and a power conversion unit for DC loads. The power conversion unit for AC loads converts DC power into AC power and supplies it to an AC load. The power conversion unit for DC loads converts DC power produced through conversion by the first AC to DC conversion unit into DC power and supplies it to a DC load. The electrical storage device is connected to power lines connecting DC power output terminals of the first AC to DC conversion unit and DC power input terminals of both the power conversion units for AC and DC loads.
June 15, 2017
Date of Patent:
January 7, 2020
CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
Abstract: A variable embedding method, for solving a large-scale problem using dedicated hardware by dividing variables of a problem graph into partial problems and by repeating an optimization process of the partial problems when an interaction of the variables of an optimization problem is expressed in the problem graph, includes: determining whether a duplicate allocation of the variables of the optimization problem to the vertices of the hardware graph is required when embedding at least a part of all the variables into the vertices of the hardware graph; and selecting one of the variables requiring no duplicate allocation and embedding selected variable in one of the vertices of the hardware graph without using another one of the variables requiring the duplicate allocation as one of the variables of the partial problem.
Abstract: An arithmetic processing unit 40 estimates a possible existence region of a specific state quantity by performing polyhedron projection processing for finding a projection region obtained by projecting a convex polyhedron to a subspace representing the specific state quantity, where the convex polyhedron is within a space configured with the contact reaction forces of a plurality of contacting portions (13, 23) of a mobile robot 1 and the specific state quantity as variable components and where the convex polyhedron is specified by a mechanical relation between the contact reaction forces and the specific state quantity and by a linear inequality representing a contact reaction force constraint condition.
June 26, 2017
Date of Patent:
October 15, 2019
HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a surface treatment device and a paddle with improved strength and uniform plating thickness by uniformly stirring surface treatment solution near an object to be plated. Also, the purpose of the present invention is to provide a surface treatment method capable of stirring for a long period of time, by uniformizing plating thickness, and by improving a strength of a paddle.
Abstract: A sheet conveyance unit includes a sheet inlet port, an inlet guide, and a guide switching mechanism. The inlet guide has an upper guide and a lower guide below the upper guide. The guide switching mechanism switches a position of the inlet guide between a conveyance position at which the upper guide and the lower guide face each other with a first distance and a separation position at which the upper guide and the lower guide are spaced from each other by a second distance greater than the first distance. To connect the sheet conveyance unit to the sheet discharge unit, the inlet guide is disposed to the separation position before the discharge guide is inserted between the upper guide and the lower guide, and is disposed to the conveyance position after the discharge guide is inserted between the upper guide and the lower guide.