Patents by Inventor Minoru Tanaka

Minoru Tanaka 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).

  • Patent number: 11563334
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol generation device includes: a power supply configured to supply power to a heater configured to heat an aerosol source; a step-up system configured to function by a stepped-up voltage supplied from the power supply; a step-down system configured to function by a stepped-down voltage supplied from the power supply; and a direct-coupling system configured to function by a voltage supplied from the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ono, Minoru Kitahara, Shujiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11542273
    Abstract: Provided are a compound superior in a cytotoxic action on cancer cells, an action inducing degradation of BET protein in cancer cells, and an inhibitory action on the binding of BET protein and acetylated histone, and useful as an anticancer agent, a BET protein degradation inducer or a BET protein inhibitor. A compound represented by the following formula (I) wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuta Yamazaki, Tatsuya Ibuki, Yuichi Sawaguchi, Kiyomi Ohba, Maiko Hamada, Yasuki Niwa, Yuko Ishida, Hideto Maruyama, Shiki Matsuki, Minoru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220412244
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification catalyst apparatus has a honeycomb base material and a catalyst noble metal supported by the honeycomb base material, wherein: the honeycomb base material contains ceria-zirconia composite oxide particles as one of the constituent materials, is of a wall flow type, and includes inlet-side cells and outlet-side cells demarcated by porous partition walls; the catalyst noble metal is supported in inlet-side support regions and outlet-side support regions; each of the inlet-side support regions is formed with a specific length from the exhaust gas flow upstream end; the catalyst noble metal 70% support depth is not greater than 50% of the thickness of the porous partition walls; each of the outlet-side support regions is formed with a specific length from the exhaust gas flow downstream end; and the catalyst noble metal 70% support depth is greater than 50% of the thickness of the porous partition walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicants: CATALER CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kana IWATA, Minoru ITOU, Takeru YOSHIDA, Masaru KAKINOHANA, Hiromasa SUZUKI, Atsushi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220400766
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol generation device includes: a power supply configured to supply power to a heater configured to heat an aerosol source; a receptacle configured to receive power for charging the power supply from a plug connected to an external power supply; a charger configured to control charging of the power supply by power received by the receptacle; and a controller. The receptacle and the power supply are connected in parallel with the charger, and the charger is configured to supply power from the receptacle and the power supply to the controller via the charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro ONO, Minoru KITAHARA, Shujiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220400770
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol inhaler includes: a power supply configured to supply power to a load that atomizes an aerosol source; a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the power supply; a controller; and a circuit board. The circuit board includes: a first surface; a second surface; a power supply layer in which a power supply path is formed; and a ground layer. The power supply layer and the ground layer are provided between the first surface and the second surface. The temperature sensor is mounted on the second surface, and at least one of the power supply path and the ground path is not formed in a region which overlaps the temperature sensor as viewed from a first direction, the first direction being a direction in which the first surface and the second surface are opposed to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro ONO, Minoru KITAHARA, Shujiro TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11518034
    Abstract: A malfunction determination method for a production machine including a motor as a driving source of a rotating mechanism acquires sensor data of a sensor for detecting a condition of the production machine, determines whether the production machine has an operation stop period during which the production machine has stopped its operation for a predetermined period of time or longer in accordance with an operation history of the production machine, sets a malfunction determination suspension period for suspending a malfunction determination of the production machine when determined to have the operation stop period, in accordance with a length of the operation stop period, and determines whether the production machine has a malfunction in a period other than the malfunction determination suspension period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Toshimichi Urakawa, Toru Takagi, Minoru Tomikashi
  • Publication number: 20220385183
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol inhaler includes: a power supply; a first DC/DC converter; a second DC/DC converter; and a circuit board. As viewed from a first direction perpendicular to a surface of the circuit board on which the first DC/DC converter and the second DC/DC converter are mounted, at least a portion of the circuit board includes: a connection portion; a first portion extending from the connection portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and a second portion extending from the connection portion in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction. The first DC/DC converter is mounted on the first portion, and the second DC/DC converter is mounted on the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro ONO, Minoru KITAHARA, Shujiro TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11515718
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol generation device includes: a power supply configured to supply power to a heater configured to heat an aerosol source; a step-up system configured to function by a stepped-up voltage supplied from the power supply; a step-down system configured to function by a stepped-down voltage supplied from the power supply; and a direct-coupling system configured to function by a voltage supplied from the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ono, Minoru Kitahara, Shujiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220350317
    Abstract: An anomaly determination device and an anomaly determination method determine an anomaly of a device based on state data of the device, by using a first determination model configured to determine whether a predetermined anomaly has occurred in the device, and a second determination model configured to classify state of the device, and output the determined anomaly of the device as an unknown anomaly in a case where the anomaly of the device is not the predetermined anomaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Minoru Tomikashi
  • Patent number: 11489109
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive effect element includes a magnetization fixed layer, a magnetization free layer, and a non-magnetic spacer layer that is stacked between the magnetization fixed layer and the magnetization free layer. The magnetization free layer includes a first free layer and a second free layer that are formed of a ferromagnetic material, and a magnetic coupling layer that is stacked between the first free layer and the second free layer. The first free layer and the second free layer are magnetically coupled to each other by exchange coupling via the magnetic coupling layer such that magnetization directions of the first free layer and the second free layer are antiparallel to each other. The magnetic coupling layer is a non-magnetic layer that includes Ir and at least one of the following elements: Fe, Co and Ni.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Shiokawa, Minoru Ota, Tomoyuki Sasaki, Yoshitomo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11478020
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol generation device includes: a connector to which a heater configured to heat an aerosol source is connected; a power supply; a boost converter connected between the power supply and the connector; and a switch connected between the boost converter and the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ono, Minoru Kitahara, Shujiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11472069
    Abstract: An ultraviolet irradiation device includes a light-emitting element, a temperature control element, and a control circuit. The light-emitting element is configured to emit an ultraviolet light. The temperature control element is configured to control a temperature of the light-emitting element. The control circuit is configured to control the temperature control element based on a voltage of the light-emitting element so as to control a peak wavelength of the ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohide Miyasaka, Yoshitaka Tanaka, Minoru Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11459325
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having a glucosylceramide lowering action (e.g., promoting glucosylceramide metabolism, inhibition of glucosylceramide synthesis, promoting glucosylceramide catabolism, etc.), which is expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of lysosome diseases (e.g., Gaucher's disease), neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, multiple-system atrophy) and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the specification, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Yuta Tanaka, Tomohiro Ohashi, Zenichi Ikeda, Yuta Tanaka, Florian P√ľnner, Takeshi Yamamoto, Keiko Kakegawa, Fumiaki Kikuchi, Nao Morishita, Takahito Kasahara, Masaki Seto, Minoru Nakamura, Kazuaki Takami, Masataka Murakami, Masaki Daini, Satoshi Mikami, Minoru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220308385
    Abstract: A light modulation device having a pixel arrangement region in which a plurality of pixels are arranged includes a first substrate, a second substrate disposed to be opposed to the first substrate via a liquid crystal layer, and a cooling member disposed on the opposite side of the first substrate with respect to the second substrate and thermally connected to the second substrate. The cooling member includes a hollow space in which working fluid is encapsulated and changes the working fluid in a liquid phase to the working fluid in a gas phase to cool the liquid crystal layer via the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norikazu KADOTANI, Takanori FUKUYAMA, Katsunori TANAKA, Minoru MORIWAKI, Suguru UCHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220305170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wound covering material containing at least a hydrogel, wherein the hydrogel contains fine fibrous celluloses having ionic substituents. The present invention also relates to a method of producing the wound covering material, including a process of obtaining a hydrogel using a mixture of hydrophilic polymers and fine fibrous celluloses having ionic substituents. Accordingly, there are provided a wound covering material having excellent water retention and strength and favorable adhesiveness and peelability with respect to a living body, and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: OJl HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rina TANAKA, Chinatsu MIYAZAKI, Yuko TANAKA, Minoru SUGIYAMA, Kunihiro OHSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11452963
    Abstract: A dust collector includes a housing, a dust collecting bag that is installed in the housing and has an air permeability, a supply section that has a pipe coupled to the dust collecting bag, and supplies a powder into the housing via the pipe, a negative pressure generating section that generates a negative pressure in the housing, and a vibration applying section that applies a vibration to the dust collecting bag. The dust collecting bag includes a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side surface coupling the top surface and the bottom surface with each other, and a vibration transmitted to the top surface is larger than a vibration transmitted to the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Shigeo Fujita, Minoru Honjo, Hidetoshi Hashizume
  • Patent number: 11452314
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol generation device includes: a power supply configured to supply power to a heater configured to heat an aerosol source; a receptacle configured to receive power for charging the power supply from a plug connected to an external power supply; a charger configured to control charging of the power supply by power received by the receptacle; and a controller. The receptacle and the power supply are connected in parallel with the charger, and the charger is configured to supply power from the receptacle and the power supply to the controller via the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ono, Minoru Kitahara, Shujiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11445762
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol inhaler includes: a power supply configured to supply power to a load that atomizes an aerosol source; a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the power supply; a controller; and a circuit board. The circuit board includes: a first surface; a second surface; a power supply layer in which a power supply path is formed; and a ground layer. The power supply layer and the ground layer are provided between the first surface and the second surface. The temperature sensor is mounted on the second surface, and at least one of the power supply path and the ground path is not formed in a region which overlaps the temperature sensor as viewed from a first direction, the first direction being a direction in which the first surface and the second surface are opposed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ono, Minoru Kitahara, Shujiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11451144
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol inhaler includes: a power supply; a first DC/DC converter; a second DC/DC converter; and a circuit board. As viewed from a first direction perpendicular to a surface of the circuit board on which the first DC/DC converter and the second DC/DC converter are mounted, at least a portion of the circuit board includes: a connection portion; a first portion extending from the connection portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and a second portion extending from the connection portion in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction. The first DC/DC converter is mounted on the first portion, and the second DC/DC converter is mounted on the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ono, Minoru Kitahara, Shujiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220289679
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having a glucosylceramide synthase inhibitory action, which is expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of lysosomal storage diseases (e.g., Gaucher's disease, Fabry's disease, GM1-gangliosidosis, GM2 activator deficiency, Tay-Sachs disease, Sandhoffs disease), neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, multiple-system atrophy) and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the description, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Yuta TANAKA, Yuta TANAKA, Keiko KAKEGAWA, Takahito KASAHARA, Fumiaki KIKUCHI, Takeshi YAMAMOTO, Tomohiro OHASHI, Zenichi IKEDA, Florian PUENNER, Minoru NAKAMURA, Kazuaki TAKAMI, Masataka MURAKAMI, Masaki DAINI, Masaki SETO, Satoshi MIKAMI, Minoru SASAKI