Patents by Inventor Megumi Nakano

Megumi Nakano 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: 20220371600
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus including circuitry configured to set a driving performance request in the given environments; determine whether driving performance of each of plural driving functions of a driver satisfies the driving performance request; and identify the driver's driving function that does not satisfy the driving performance request. On condition that an insufficient function is identified or the driving performance request is not satisfied, to realize the driving performance request, the circuitry is configured to perform at least one of controlling the vehicle such that the vehicle performs the identified insufficient function instead and providing the driver with an appropriate information so that the identified insufficient function close to a level of the driving performance request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yoko HOSHINO, Megumi NAKANO, Junichiro KUWAHARA, Shimpei KUSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220371623
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes a circuitry capable of controlling a vehicle. The circuitry is configured to estimate a traffic risk score, a travel risk score, and a driving ability score. The circuitry is configured to change a first threshold, with which automated vehicle attitude stability control is initiated, so as to promptly execute the automated vehicle attitude stability control when a travel risk is not avoided by the driving ability, change a second threshold, with which automatic entry avoidance control is initiated, so as to promptly execute the automatic entry avoidance control when the traffic risk is not avoided by the driving ability, and control the vehicle to travel on a target travel route when the traffic risk and the travel risk are not avoided by the driving ability or when the driving ability is lower than a specified level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yoko HOSHINO, Shimpei KUSUMOTO, Junichiro KUWAHARA, Megumi NAKANO
  • Patent number: 11423933
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes a non-magnetic support; and a magnetic layer including a ferromagnetic powder, in which one or more kinds of component selected from the group consisting of a fatty acid and a fatty acid amide are included in a portion of the magnetic layer side on the non-magnetic support, and a C—H derived C concentration calculated from a C—H peak surface area ratio in C1s spectra obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis performed on a surface of the magnetic layer at a photoelectron take-off angle of 10 degrees, after pressing the magnetic layer at a pressure of 70 atm is 45 atom % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Megumi Nakano, Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada
  • Patent number: 11302357
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes: a non-magnetic support; a magnetic layer that includes ferromagnetic powder on one surface side of the non-magnetic support; and a back coating layer that includes non-magnetic powder on the other surface side of the non-magnetic support, in which a difference between a spacing measured on a surface of the back coating layer by optical interferometry under a pressure of 0.5 atm after n-hexane cleaning and a spacing measured on the surface of the back coating layer by optical interferometry under a pressure of 13.5 atm after n-hexane cleaning is 12 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Sano, Takuto Kurokawa, Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Megumi Nakano
  • Patent number: 11270728
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes a non-magnetic support; a magnetic layer that includes ferromagnetic powder on one surface side of the non-magnetic support; and a back coating layer that includes non-magnetic powder on the other surface side of the non-magnetic support, in which a difference between a spacing measured on a surface of the back coating layer by optical interferometry under a pressure of 0.5 atm after n-hexane cleaning and a spacing measured on the surface of the back coating layer by optical interferometry under a pressure of 13.5 atm after n-hexane cleaning is 3 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takuto Kurokawa, Naoki Sano, Norihito Kasada, Eiki Ozawa, Megumi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20210287706
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes a non-magnetic support, and a magnetic layer containing a ferromagnetic powder in which the ferromagnetic powder is ?-iron oxide powder, and a coefficient of friction measured on a base part of a surface of the magnetic layer after pressing the magnetic layer at a pressure of 90 atm is 0.35 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Megumi Nakano, Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada
  • Publication number: 20210090602
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes: a non-magnetic support; a magnetic layer that includes ferromagnetic powder on one surface side of the non-magnetic support; and a back coating layer that includes non-magnetic powder on the other surface side of the non-magnetic support, in which a difference between a spacing measured on a surface of the back coating layer by optical interferometry under a pressure of 0.5 atm after n-hexane cleaning and a spacing measured on the surface of the back coating layer by optical interferometry under a pressure of 13.5 atm after n-hexane cleaning is 12 nm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki SANO, Takuto KUROKAWA, Eiki OZAWA, Norihito KASADA, Megumi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20210090599
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes a non-magnetic support; and a magnetic layer including a ferromagnetic powder, in which one or more kinds of component selected from the group consisting of a fatty acid and a fatty acid amide are included in a portion of the magnetic layer side on the non-magnetic support, and a C—H derived C concentration calculated from a C—H peak surface area ratio in C1s spectra obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis performed on a surface of the magnetic layer at a photoelectron take-off angle of 10 degrees, after pressing the magnetic layer at a pressure of 70 atm is 45 atom % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Megumi NAKANO, Eiki OZAWA, Norihito KASADA
  • Publication number: 20210090600
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium includes a non-magnetic support; a magnetic layer that includes ferromagnetic powder on one surface side of the non-magnetic support; and a back coating layer that includes non-magnetic powder on the other surface side of the non-magnetic support, in which a difference between a spacing measured on a surface of the back coating layer by optical interferometry under a pressure of 0.5 atm after n-hexane cleaning and a spacing measured on the surface of the back coating layer by optical interferometry under a pressure of 13.5 atm after n-hexane cleaning is 3 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takuto KUROKAWA, Naoki SANO, Norihito KASADA, Eiki OZAWA, Megumi NAKANO
  • Patent number: 9139849
    Abstract: Methods are described for construction of long synthetic arrays of DNA repeats, such as alphoid repeats or other repeat sequences. The methods include concatamerization of DNA into short repeats (for instance using rolling circle amplification or directional in vitro ligation), followed by assembling the short repeats into long arrays by homologous recombination during transformation into microbe cells. These methods can be described generally as Recombinational Amplification of Repeats (RAR). The long arrays are engineered centromere-like regions that allow one to construct mammalian artificial chromosomes with a predefined centromeric region structure. Artificial chromosomes, including human artificial chromosomes with a regulated centromere, and methods of their use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: The United States of America as Represented by the Government of the Department of Health and Human Services, The University Court of the University of Edinburgh
    Inventors: Vladimir L. Larionov, William C. Earnshaw, Reto Gassman, Stefanie Kandels-Lewis, Hiroshi Masumoto, Megumi Nakano, Vladimir Noskov, Natalay Y. Kouprina, Carl J. Barrett, Stefano Cardinale
  • Publication number: 20090136924
    Abstract: Methods are described for construction of long synthetic arrays of DNA repeats, such as alphoid repeats or other repeat sequences. The methods include concatamerization of DNA into short repeats (for instance using rolling circle amplification or directional in vitro ligation), followed by assembling the short repeats into long arrays by homologous recombination during transformation into microbe cells. These methods can be described generally as Recombinational Amplification of Repeats (RAR). The long arrays are engineered centromere-like regions that allow one to construct mammalian artificial chromosomes with a predefined centromeric region structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Vladimir L. Larionov, William C. Earnshaw, Reto Gassman, Stefanie Kandels-Lewis, Hiroshi Masumoto, Megumi Nakano, Stefano Cardinale, Carl J Barrett, Vladimir Noskov, Natalay Y. Kouprina
  • Patent number: D408593
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Albion Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Megumi Nakano
  • Patent number: D408594
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Albion Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Megumi Nakano
  • Patent number: D409905
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Albion Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Megumi Nakano
  • Patent number: D410839
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Albion Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Megumi Nakano
  • Patent number: D413062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Albion Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Megumi Nakano
  • Patent number: D414408
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Albion Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Megumi Nakano