Patents by Inventor Masayuki Okada

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).

  • Publication number: 20230184724
    Abstract: A gas chromatograph device is provided with a column oven, an opening-and-closing mechanism, a cooling fan, a control chamber, and a switching mechanism. The column oven includes an air intake port and an air outlet port. The opening-and-closing mechanism opens and closes the air intake port and the air outlet port. The control chamber is provided outside the column oven. The control chamber is communicated with the inside of the column oven via the air intake port in a state in which the air intake portion is opened by the opening-and-closing mechanism. The control chamber is provided inside thereof with the controller. The switching mechanism switches a wind direction of the cooling fan in a state in which the air intake portion is opened by the opening-and-closing mechanism to direct at least a part of wind from the cooling fan to the air intake port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventor: Masayuki OKADA
  • Patent number: 11587401
    Abstract: A plurality of placement objects including first objects representing game events of a first type and a second object representing a game event of a second type are placed in a placement order in a game space, in the game event of the second type permitted to be executed, if a first giving condition is satisfied, a first reward is given to a user, and if a second giving condition is satisfied, a second reward is given to the user, and if the first reward is given to the user, a placement order of the first objects only is not changed, and placement of the second object representing the game event of the second type in which the first reward is given to the user is changed to a position before the first one of the first objects or after the last one of the first objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yugo Hayashi, Kosuke Yabuki, Masayuki Okada
  • Publication number: 20220146467
    Abstract: To make a cable connected to an analytical instrument less likely to cause interference. An analytical instrument (2) includes an executing part (18) configured to execute an operation related to an analysis, and an electrical circuit (20) electrically connected to the executing part (18). The analytical instrument (2) constitutes an analysis system (1) together with an analysis device (100). A plurality of connection ports (10; 12) configured to receive a cable (200; 300) coming from outside of the analytical instrument (1) are provided at different positions in a manner that directions for receiving the cable (200; 300) are different from each other. The analytical instrument (1) is configured to connect electrically the electrical circuit (20) with the cable (200; 300) connected to a connection port which is optionally selected among the plurality of connection ports (10; 12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Okada, Masahiro Kojima
  • Patent number: 11088976
    Abstract: A first information processing apparatus includes a first message acceptance unit which accepts input of a first message and a first message transmission unit which transmits the accepted first message and first character information to a server. A second information processing apparatus includes a second message acceptance unit which accepts input of a second message and a second message transmission unit which transmits the accepted second message and second character information to the server. The first information processing apparatus further includes a representation output unit which has a display unit display in chronological order, the first message brought in correspondence with a first character based on the first character information and the second message brought in correspondence with a second character based on the second character information obtained through the server and a reproduction output unit which provides audio output of the first message and the second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Takahashi, Hayuru Soma, Kazuki Yoshihara, Ginga Kamei, Masayuki Okada
  • Patent number: 11016064
    Abstract: A controller includes a temperature prediction unit. The temperature prediction unit predicts, on the assumption that a refrigerant is fed from a refrigerant feeder, an internal temperature of a column oven based on time interval information and decrement information in a memory. Thus, the temperature prediction unit can accurately predict the internal temperature of the column oven when the refrigerant is fed from the refrigerant feeder. If the refrigerant is fed from the refrigerant feeder when the predicted internal temperature of the column oven is suitable for the analysis operation, the internal temperature of the column oven can be brought closer to an appropriate temperature. As a result, the internal temperature of the column oven can be controlled with precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shigenobu Nakano, Yuki Komori, Masayuki Okada
  • Publication number: 20210090400
    Abstract: A plurality of placement objects including first objects representing game events of a first type and a second object representing a game event of a second type are placed in a placement order in a game space, in the game event of the second type permitted to be executed, if a first giving condition is satisfied, a first reward is given to a user, and if a second giving condition is satisfied, a second reward is given to the user, and if the first reward is given to the user, a placement order of the first objects only is not changed, and placement of the second object representing the game event of the second type in which the first reward is given to the user is changed to a position before the first one of the first objects or after the last one of the first objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yugo HAYASHI, Kosuke YABUKI, Masayuki OKADA
  • Patent number: 10639580
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Okada, Ryuta Shibutani
  • Patent number: 10578591
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Okada, Yasunori Terai
  • Patent number: 10540412
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Takahashi, Yoshio Sakamoto, Noriyuki Sato, Hayuru Soma, Ginga Kamei, Ryoma Aoki, Masayuki Okada
  • Patent number: 10393763
    Abstract: An odor discriminating apparatus includes: a measurement chamber including multiple pieces of odor sensors; a gas introducer for introducing a sample gas into the measurement chamber; concentration adjuster for diluting or condensing the sample gas before introducing the sample gas into the measurement chamber; a vector length computation unit for plotting, in a multidimensional space formed by axes corresponding to detection signals generated by each piece of odor sensors, a measurement point representing a measurement result of the sample gas and for computing a vector length of an odor vector directed from an origin of the multidimensional space to the measurement point; and a controller for feedback-controlling the concentration adjuster so that the vector length computed by the vector length computation unit reaches a predetermined target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Co.
    Inventors: Junichi Kita, Motoo Kinoshita, Hisamitsu Akamaru, Masayuki Okada
  • Patent number: 10382891
    Abstract: A server which can communicate with a plurality of terminals includes an information obtaining unit obtaining position information of each terminal and operation information on an operation onto an operation unit provided on a surface of each terminal, a position determination unit determining whether obtained position information of one terminal and position information of at least one other terminal satisfy a first prescribed condition, an operation determination unit determining whether obtained operation information of one terminal and operation information of at least one other terminal satisfy a second prescribed condition, and a registration manager having information on a user of one terminal and information on a user of at least one other terminal registered in correspondence with each other when both of the first prescribed condition and the second prescribed condition are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Yui Iida, Ryoma Aoki, Ginga Kamei, Masayuki Okada, Hayuru Soma
  • Patent number: 10360715
    Abstract: An example information-processing device (10) includes an image capture unit (110) that captures a video of a subject, an image generation unit (120) that generates plural avatars based on plural images constituting the video captured by the image capture unit (110), the plural images corresponding respectively to different image capture timings, each of the plural avatars representing a subject shown in one of the plural images, and a display unit (130) that displays the plural avatars generated by the image generation unit (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Akihiro Umehara, Yui Iida, Masayuki Okada, Hayuru Soma
  • Patent number: 10324611
    Abstract: A content display area that is an area where screen scroll is possible on the basis of an input performed with a pointing device and includes a three-dimensional image area for projecting a three-dimensional image and a two-dimensional image area for displaying a two-dimensional image, the two-dimensional image area being adjacent to the three-dimensional image area, is displayed on a screen. Then, when the content display area is scrolled on the screen, both the three-dimensional image area and the two-dimensional image area are scrolled on the screen together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ginga Kamei, Masayuki Okada, Ryutaro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10295513
    Abstract: A ferrule container 1 is provided with a ferrule accommodating part 11 and a first column guide part 12. A ferrule is accommodated in the ferrule accommodating part 11. The first column guide part 12 guides a column so as to insert the column into the ferrule accommodated in the ferrule accommodating part 11. Guiding of the column by the first column guide part 12 enables the column to be smoothly and reliably inserted into the ferrule accommodated in the ferrule accommodating part 11. Consequently, unlike a case in which an operator inserts a column while pinching a ferrule with hand, the work of inserting a column into a ferrule can easily be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Takemoto, Hirokazu Taniuchi, Yoshihiko Ide, Masayuki Okada, Yasunori Terai
  • Publication number: 20190025262
    Abstract: A controller includes a temperature prediction unit. The temperature prediction unit predicts, on the assumption that a refrigerant is fed from a refrigerant feeder, an internal temperature of a column oven based on time interval information and decrement information in a memory. Thus, the temperature prediction unit can accurately predict the internal temperature of the column oven when the refrigerant is fed from the refrigerant feeder. If the refrigerant is fed from the refrigerant feeder when the predicted internal temperature of the column oven is suitable for the analysis operation, the internal temperature of the column oven can be brought closer to an appropriate temperature. As a result, the internal temperature of the column oven can be controlled with precision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shigenobu NAKANO, Yuki KOMORI, Masayuki OKADA
  • Patent number: 10097492
    Abstract: An exemplary group selection screen shows groups in which users share a message, so that any of the groups is selectable. In an avatar display area (Ar12) for each group, avatars (Av1) of not more than five users belonging to a group, who have recently posted a message, are displayed. An arrangement of the avatars (Av1) is determined based on a posting time and date of a latest message posted by each user represented by an avatar (Av1). In an avatar display area (Ar12), a message included in a balloon is displayed, which message has been posted by a user represented by a displayed avatar (Av1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Yui Iida, Kouichi Kawamoto, Taiyo Hara, Ryoma Aoki, Naonori Oonishi, Akihiro Umehara, Ginga Kamei, Hiroaki Hiruma, Masayuki Okada, Yasuto Kakimoto, Arisa Yanagi, Hayuru Soma
  • Publication number: 20180264393
    Abstract: A gas chromatograph includes a separation column, a column oven, a heat insulating material covering an outer surface of the column oven, a sheet metal covering an 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki OKADA, Ryuta SHIBUTANI
  • Patent number: 10069778
    Abstract: An exemplary group selection screen shows groups in which users share a message, so that any of the groups is selectable. In an avatar display area (Ar12) for each group, avatars (Av1) of not more than five users belonging to a group, who have recently posted a message, are displayed. An arrangement of the avatars (Av1) is determined based on a posting time and date of a latest message posted by each user represented by an avatar (Av1). In an avatar display area (Ar12), a message included in a balloon is displayed, which message has been posted by a user represented by a displayed avatar (Av1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Yui Iida, Kouichi Kawamoto, Taiyo Hara, Ryoma Aoki, Naonori Oonishi, Akihiro Umehara, Ginga Kamei, Hiroaki Hiruma, Masayuki Okada, Yasuto Kakimoto, Arisa Yanagi, Hayuru Soma
  • Patent number: 9901814
    Abstract: A housing of a game controller is capable of being held with one hand of a player. A direction instruction section is provided in the housing for performing a direction instruction input. Movement detection means is means for detecting movement of the housing. Movement direction control means of a game apparatus is means for determining a movement direction of an object, which appears in a virtual game world, in accordance with an operation of the direction instruction section. Posture control means is means for determining a posture of the object in the virtual game world in accordance with detection by the movement detection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyokazu Nonaka, Toshiharu Izuno, Kentaro Nishimura, Kenta Tanaka, Norihito Ito, Masayuki Okada
  • Patent number: 9842663
    Abstract: A core monitoring system including: a TIP measuring a neutron amount in a nuclear reactor; a TIP drive device; a TIP panel; a neutron monitoring panel; and a process computer. The TIP panel includes: a TIP level processor and a TIP position processor that process a TIP level signal and a TIP position signal input from the TIP drive device, respectively; a time setting section synchronizing the TIP level signal and the TIP position signal; and a TIP level data storage section storing synchronized TIP level data. The neutron monitoring panel includes a time setting section setting collecting time of a LPRM level signal and an APRM level signal. The process computer compares the time and stores the TIP level data from the TIP panel and the LPRM and APRM level signals from the neutron monitoring panel corresponding in time, and calculates core performance based on the TIP level data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masayuki Okada, Atsuhiko Koizumi