Patents by Inventor Minoru Kato

Minoru Kato 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: 20050156077
    Abstract: A winding device of a slitter capable of winding web material on a winding shaft supportedly disposed between a pair of side plates after the web material is slit, wherein the winding shaft is divided into two parts in the axial direction, the divided portions thereof are supported on an intermediate support member, the web material is wound on the winding shaft in that state, and after the web material is wound, the divided portions are moved in a direction apart from each other in the axial direction of the winding shaft to extract the winding shaft from a wound product, whereby, even if the width of the web material is large, the web material can be accurately wound, and after winding, the wound product and the winding shaft can be easily separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Applicant: Nishimura Seisakusho Co.
    Inventors: Keizo Narita, Hiroshi Kimura, Minoru Kato
  • Publication number: 20050003541
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide ES cells and mammals having enhanced RNAi effect, which can be used to analyze gene functions at an individual level. The present invention provides ES cells having enhanced RNAi effect, which are obtained by performing genetic manipulation on ES cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Motoya Katsuki, Mitsuyoshi Ishida, Minoru Kato
  • Publication number: 20040161599
    Abstract: To provide a stretched film of void-containing thermoplastic resin having an attractive force between sheets is 50 g or less. The stretched film of void-containing thermoplastic resin has no charge therein and can be processed secondarily with lesser electrostatic disturbance even in a low-humidity environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: YUPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatoshi Nishizawa, Minoru Kato, Hidenori Okuyama
  • Patent number: 6757201
    Abstract: The invention facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in frequent rewrite to the nonvolatile memory and data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic. The controller enables an information storage operation to the nonvolatile memory cells, by means of erase and write processing through boosting of the voltage applied to the nonvolatile memory cells and clamping of the boosted voltage, and performs a selection control that selects the application interval of the boosted voltage applied during the information storage operation and so forth. This selection control enables utilizing the nonvolatile memory cells as temporary rewrite areas, and facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignees: Renesas Technology Corporation, Hitachi ULSI Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Matsuda, Kenya Otani, Minoru Kato, Takeo Kon
  • Publication number: 20040073958
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a transgenic animal which is useful in a test for forecasting fetal toxicity and teratogenicity of drugs. The present invention provides a transgenic non-human animal or a part thereof wherein several foreign (human-type) proteins which are involved in the drug metabolism or mutant proteins thereof are expressed in the body; a recombinant gene which is useful for the production of said non-human animal; and a method for screening a substance having fetal toxicity and teratogenicity using said non-human animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Motoya Katsuki, Tetsuya Kamataki, Yutaka Teranishi, Mitsuyoshi Ishida, Minoru Kato
  • Patent number: 6687164
    Abstract: The invention facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in frequent rewrite to the nonvolatile memory and data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic. The controller enables an information storage operation to the nonvolatile memory cells, by means of erase and write processing through boosting of the voltage applied to the nonvolatile memory cells and clamping of the boosted voltage, and performs a selection control that selects the application interval of the boosted voltage applied during the information storage operation and so forth. This selection control enables utilizing the nonvolatile memory cells as temporary rewrite areas, and facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignees: Renesas Technology Corporation, Hitachi ULSI Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Matsuda, Kenya Otani, Minoru Kato, Takeo Kon
  • Patent number: 6683809
    Abstract: The invention facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in frequent rewrite to the nonvolatile memory and data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic. The controller enables an information storage operation to the nonvolatile memory cells, by means of erase and write processing through boosting of the voltage applied to the nonvolatile memory cells and clamping of the boosted voltage, and performs a selection control that selects the application interval of the boosted voltage applied during the information storage operation and so forth. This selection control enables utilizing the nonvolatile memory cells as temporary rewrite areas, and facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignees: Renesas Technology Corporation, Hitachi ULSI Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Matsuda, Kenya Otani, Minoru Kato, Takeo Kon
  • Publication number: 20040010130
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to improve a method for introducing dsRNA in such a way that RNAi effect is sustained in mammalian (mainly mouse) cells for a long period of time. The present invention provides a recombinant gene which contains inverted repeats of a target gene which can be expressed in mammalian cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Motoya Katsuki, Mitsuyoshi Ishida, Minoru Kato
  • Publication number: 20030206444
    Abstract: The invention facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in frequent rewrite to the nonvolatile memory and data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic. The controller enables an information storage operation to the nonvolatile memory cells, by means of erase and write processing through boosting of the voltage applied to the nonvolatile memory cells and clamping of the boosted voltage, and performs a selection control that selects the application interval of the boosted voltage applied during the information storage operation and so forth. This selection control enables utilizing the nonvolatile memory cells as temporary rewrite areas, and facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicants: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi ULSI Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Matsuda, Kenya Otani, Minoru Kato, Takeo Kon
  • Publication number: 20030202381
    Abstract: The invention facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in frequent rewrite to the nonvolatile memory and data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic. The controller enables an information storage operation to the nonvolatile memory cells, by means of erase and write processing through boosting of the voltage applied to the nonvolatile memory cells and clamping of the boosted voltage, and performs a selection control that selects the application interval of the boosted voltage applied during the information storage operation and so forth. This selection control enables utilizing the nonvolatile memory cells as temporary rewrite areas, and facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Applicants: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi ULSI Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Matsuda, Kenya Otani, Minoru Kato, Takeo Kon
  • Publication number: 20030161191
    Abstract: The invention facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in frequent rewrite to the nonvolatile memory and data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic. The controller enables an information storage operation to the nonvolatile memory cells, by means of erase and write processing through boosting of the voltage applied to the nonvolatile memory cells and clamping of the boosted voltage, and performs a selection control that selects the application interval of the boosted voltage applied during the information storage operation and so forth. This selection control enables utilizing the nonvolatile memory cells as temporary rewrite areas, and facilitates to meet both of the mode of use that finds precedence in data retention during the power supply being cut off, and the mode of use that finds precedence in the data retention characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Matsuda, Kenya Otani, Minoru Kato, Takeo Kon
  • Patent number: 6605021
    Abstract: A positionable-axle bicycle ergometer comprises axles each to be supplied with a rotational force from a corresponding pedals and a corresponding arms, seats each supporting a corresponding axles, guide sections each supporting a corresponding seats such that seats can reciprocate in a direction perpendicular to axles, positioning mechanisms each for positioning a corresponding guide sections on the basis of an rotation angle of the axles and braking mechanisms each braking a corresponding axles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: President of Tokyo University
    Inventors: Kando Kobayashi, Minoru Kato
  • Publication number: 20020028732
    Abstract: A positionable-axle bicycle ergometer comprises axles each to be supplied with a rotational force from a corresponding pedals and a corresponding arms, seats each supporting a corresponding axles, guide sections each supporting a corresponding seats such that seats can reciprocate in a direction perpendicular to axles, positioning mechanisms each for positioning a corresponding guide sections on the basis of an rotation angle of the axles and braking mechanisms each braking a corresponding axles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Kando Kobayashi, Minoru Kato
  • Patent number: 6332060
    Abstract: A camera is provided which has a vibration detection unit that detects vibration, a photographic focal length detection unit which detects the focal length of the photographic optical system, and a distance-measurement unit that measures the distance to the object being photographed. The vibration compensation device employs drive motors as a vibration compensation unit. The drive motors have a start up time which is at least as fast as the acceleration of a vibration having roughly a sine wave shape with a frequency of 10 Hz and a maximum velocity of 7.5 mm/sec. Such a motor is able to reach the maximum velocity of the vibration in under 25 ms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Miyamoto, Yoshio Imura, Minoru Kato, Sueyuki Ohishi, Nobuhiko Terui, Tatsuo Amanuma
  • Patent number: 6272288
    Abstract: A vibration correction system for a camera using a correcting lens driven by a reduction gear train attached to a motor. Image deflection, originating from vibration and the like of the camera, is prevented by shifting the correcting lens. A movement detector, to detect the amount of movement of the correcting lens, is arranged near the drive shaft of the motor or near the first couple of gears of the reduction gear train. After the correcting lens has been driven, the connecting lens is reset to a predetermined standard position, based on the output of the movement detector. By placing the movement detector on or near the drive shaft, a high resolving power is obtained. Accordingly, the correcting lens can be shifted with fine precise movements, and accurate correction of image deflection becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Takeuchi, Hidenori Miyamoto, Isao Soshi, Minoru Kato, Junichi Omi
  • Patent number: 6157786
    Abstract: A first magnetic core has a first portion that determines the track width, a second portion extending from the first portion substantially vertically, a third portion that extends from the second portion substantially vertically and is longer than the first track width, and a fourth portion extending from the third portion substantially vertically. The first to fourth portions form a substantially rectangular ring-like shape with its portion between the first and second portions being notched. A second magnetic core has a fifth portion longer than the first track width, a sixth portion extending from the fifth portion substantially vertically, and a seventh portion extending from the sixth portion substantially vertically. The fifth to seventh portions form substantially the shape of letter C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Canon Denshi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minoru Kato, Masayuki Fujimura, Masato Odagiri
  • Patent number: 5999747
    Abstract: An image deflection preventing device for a camera, such as a still camera which is used to drive a deflection preventing optical system in accordance with readings from angular velocity sensors and other circuitry. Moreover, an exposure mode selection device is included to select strobe photography according to the focusing distance from a distance measuring unit maintained in the camera to a subject to be photographed. The selection device can select strobe photography when the focusing distance is closer than a predetermined distance or when photographic magnification from a focal length detection unit to a subject to be photographed is greater than a predetermined value. The selection of strobe photography is done using results from a photometric unit in conjunction with the determination of a brightness level. In particular, if a given brightness level is equal to or greater than a predetermined value, strobe photography is selected, otherwise, exterior light photography is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Imura, Hidenori Miyamoto, Isao Soshi, Minoru Kato, Junichi Omi
  • Patent number: 5930042
    Abstract: An optical lens barrel having a lens group which serves as a vibration compensation lens group and a focusing lens group. The lens group is held by a holder movably secured to a plate. The lens group is movable within the plate on a plane perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens group via a pair of DC motors and associated gear trains. The DC motors and associated gear trains are mounted on the plate. The plate is slidably movable parallel to the optical axis of the lens group by a stepping motor via a series of concentric drive rings disposed around the plate. The drive rings also actuate an aperture mechanism which serves as a shutter. This reduces both the number of lenses and components needed to provide vibration compensation and autofocusing functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Miyamoto, Isao Soshi, Minoru Kato, Junichi Omi
  • Patent number: 5905918
    Abstract: A camera displacement mechanism control device can maintain the time required to effect removal of backlash within a set time. Zooming-down is started by the zoom-down switch being turned ON, and the lens barrel is driven as far as the wide-angle terminus if the zoom-down switch is not turned OFF during zooming-down. Alternatively, if the zoom down switch is turned OFF during zooming-down, the lens barrel is driven to the next halt position after the position where the zoom-down switch was turned OFF. In either case, the lens barrel is caused to overshoot the target halt position in the direction of scrolling-in for a time interval long enough to effect removal of backlash, and is subsequently driven in the direction of scrolling-out and halted at the described target halt position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nakamura, Tatsuo Amanuma, Hidenori Miyamoto, Minoru Kato
  • Patent number: 5826114
    Abstract: A camera includes, but is not limited to, a focus adjustment optical system such as a zoom or a non-zoom type optical system, for example, an actuator generating a drive force which moves the focus adjustment optical system, a transmission mechanism transmitting the drive force from the actuator to the focus adjustment optical system, a drive amount detection mechanism detecting an amount of drive of the focus adjustment optical system caused by the actuator; and wherein the actuator, the transmission mechanism and the drive amount detection mechanism are disposed in the camera in a position which is on the outer circumference of the aforementioned focus adjustment optical system and which is on a long side of an aperture that forms light fluxes into a rectangular shape to become incident on a film surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Miyamoto, Minoru Kato, Junichi Omi, Isao Soshi