Patents by Inventor Naoto Nishimura

Naoto Nishimura 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: 11458107
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to compositions and methods comprising abiotic, synthetic polymers with affinity and specificity to proteins. The synthetic polymers are an improvement over biological agents by providing a simpler, less expensive, and customizable platform for binding to proteins. In one embodiment, the compositions and methods relate to synthetic polymers with affinity and specificity to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). In one embodiment, the compositions are useful for treating diseases and disorders related to the overexpression of VEGF. In one embodiment, the compositions are useful for treating cancer. In one embodiment, the compositions are useful for detecting VEGF levels from biological samples. In one embodiment, the compositions are useful for detecting overexpression of VEGF from biological samples. In one embodiment, the compositions are used to diagnose cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Shea, Hiroyuki Koide, Yoshiko Miura, Yu Hoshino, Yuri Nishimura, Naoto Oku
  • Publication number: 20220289245
    Abstract: To correct an axis deviation of a sensor. An aiming device, which calculates correction amounts of detection results of two or more sensors using the detection results of the sensors, includes: a sensor coordinate conversion unit that converts sensor data detected by the sensor from a coordinate system unique to the sensor into a predetermined unified coordinate system; a target selection unit that selects predetermined features from the sensor data detected by each of the sensors; a function fitting unit that defines functions each approximating an array state of the selected features for the respective sensors; a fitting result comparison unit that compares the functions each approximating the array state of the features detected by each of the sensors; and a correction value calculation unit that calculates a correction amount for converting coordinates of the features detected by the sensors from a result of the comparison of the functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira KURIYAMA, Haruki NISHIMURA, Shunsuke MATSUO, Naoto AOKI, Tatsuhiko MONJI
  • Publication number: 20220281476
    Abstract: An axial deviation of the sensor is corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto AOKI, Haruki NISHIMURA, Shunsuke MATSUO, Akira KURIYAMA, Tatsuhiko MONJI
  • Patent number: 11017957
    Abstract: The dye-sensitized solar cell comprises a first electrode including a porous semiconductor layer supporting a dye; and a second electrode serving as a counter electrode of the first electrode. The second electrode includes a counter electrode conductive layer containing an absorbent supporting a dye that is the same as or different from the dye supported by the porous semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukui, Tomohisa Yoshie, Kei Kasahara, Naoto Nishimura, Daisuke Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 10815036
    Abstract: A sliding lid construction includes an upper-side lid member and lower-side lid member sliding relatively to one another, thereby changing their relative positional relationships at the open position and close position. At the open position, the upper-side lid member and lower-side lid member overlap one another in the up/down direction; at the close position, they cancel the overlap. The lower-side lid member includes a lower-side comb-shaped portion provided with protrusions and depressions on the top face in the width direction crossing the sliding direction perpendicularly, and a placement portion enabling a user to place an article thereon. The upper-side lid member includes an upper-side comb-shaped portion provided with protrusions and depressions on the bottom face in the width direction, and an inclined-face portion formed at the leading-side end in the sliding direction, and directed upward at an acute angle obliquely to the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Nomoto, Hiroshi Zushi, Naoto Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200303134
    Abstract: The dye-sensitized solar cell comprises a first electrode including a porous semiconductor layer supporting a dye; and a second electrode serving as a counter electrode of the first electrode. The second electrode includes a counter electrode conductive layer containing an absorbent supporting a dye that is the same as or different from the dye supported by the porous semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: ATSUSHI FUKUI, TOMOHISA YOSHIE, KEI KASAHARA, NAOTO NISHIMURA, DAISUKE TOYOSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10727412
    Abstract: The dye-sensitized solar cell comprises a first electrode including a porous semiconductor layer supporting a dye, a second electrode serving as the counter electrode of the first electrode, and an electrolytic solution filled between the first electrode and the second electrode. The second electrode includes a counter electrode conductive layer containing carbon microparticles and supporting a dye that is the same as that supported by the porous semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukui, Tomohisa Yoshie, Kei Kasahara, Naoto Nishimura, Daisuke Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 10449897
    Abstract: A cup holder includes a main body that includes a recess-shaped cup housing portion for housing a cup, a light source arranged on a back surface of the main body and located under the cup housing portion, and a plate-shaped light guide lens placed on a bottom surface of the cup housing portion of the main body. The main body includes a first hole and a second hole on the bottom surface of the cup housing portion. The second hole is arranged to guide light emitted from the light source to the light guide lens, and the first hole is arranged to drain liquid inside the cup housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoko Tokunaga, Naoto Nishimura, Yukihiko Umeda
  • Publication number: 20190295780
    Abstract: A dye-sensitized solar cell includes: a first light-transmitting substrate and a second substrate; an electrolytic solution; a transparent conductive layer; a porous semiconductor layer; a photosensitizer supported on the porous semiconductor layer; a first sealing member that forms a space between the first light-transmitting substrate and the second substrate, the space being filled with the electrolytic solution, the space including an injection hole that has an opening for injecting the electrolytic solution; and a second sealing member that seals the injection hole to thereby hermetically seal the space. In a cross section parallel to a principal surface of the first light-transmitting substrate and including the injection hole, a distance H is larger than a width h of the opening of the injection hole, where the distance H is the distance between two contact points at which the first sealing member, the second sealing member, and the electrolytic solution are in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohisa YOSHIE, Atsushi FUKUI, Kei KASAHARA, Naoto NISHIMURA, Daisuke TOYOSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190276195
    Abstract: A sliding lid construction includes an upper-side lid member and lower-side lid member sliding relatively to one another, thereby changing their relative positional relationships at the open position and close position. At the open position, the upper-side lid member and lower-side lid member overlap one another in the up/down direction; at the close position, they cancel the overlap. The lower-side lid member includes a lower-side comb-shaped portion provided with protrusions and depressions on the top face in the width direction crossing the sliding direction perpendicularly, and a placement portion enabling a user to place an article thereon. The upper-side lid member includes an upper-side comb-shaped portion provided with protrusions and depressions on the bottom face in the width direction, and an inclined-face portion formed at the leading-side end in the sliding direction, and directed upward at an acute angle obliquely to the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Naoki NOMOTO, Hiroshi ZUSHI, Naoto NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190173012
    Abstract: The dye-sensitized solar cell comprises a first electrode including a porous semiconductor layer supporting a dye, a second electrode serving as the counter electrode of the first electrode, and an electrolytic solution filled between the first electrode and the second electrode. The second electrode includes a counter electrode conductive layer containing carbon microparticles and supporting a dye that is the same as that supported by the porous semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: ATSUSHI FUKUI, TOMOHISA YOSHIE, KEI KASAHARA, NAOTO NISHIMURA, DAISUKE TOYOSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190084475
    Abstract: A cup holder includes a main body that includes a recess-shaped cup housing portion for housing a cup, a light source arranged on a back surface of the main body and located under the cup housing portion, and a plate-shaped light guide lens placed on a bottom surface of the cup housing portion of the main body. The main body includes a first hole and a second hole on the bottom surface of the cup housing portion. The second hole is arranged to guide light emitted from the light source to the light guide lens, and the first hole is arranged to drain liquid inside the cup housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yoko Tokunaga, Naoto Nishimura, Yukihiko Umeda
  • Patent number: 10114201
    Abstract: A zoom lens system includes, in the following order from an object side toward an image side, a first lens group with negative power, a second lens group with positive power, a third lens group with negative power, and a fourth lens group with positive power. The first lens group includes, in the following order from the object side toward the image side, a first lens element having a negative meniscus shape with a concave surface facing the image side, a second lens element having a negative meniscus shape with a concave surface facing the image side, a third lens element with a concave surface facing the image side, a fourth lens element with a convex surface facing the object side, and a fifth lens element with a concave surface facing the object side. The third lens element and the fourth lens element compose a cemented lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isamu Izuhara, Naoto Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10048249
    Abstract: A blood coagulation analyzer comprises: a light irradiation unit configured to apply light onto a container configured to store a measurement specimen containing a sample and a reagent, and comprising: light sources including a first light source configured to generate light of a first wavelength for blood coagulation time measurement, a second light source configured to generate light of a second wavelength for synthetic substrate measurement, and a third light source configured to generate light of a third wavelength for immunonephelometry measurement; and optical fiber parts facing the respective light sources; a light reception part configured to receive light transmitted through the container; and an analysis unit configured to analyze the sample using an electric signal outputted from the light reception part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Nishimura, Tsuyoshi Fukuzaki
  • Publication number: 20180006322
    Abstract: In a secondary battery including a large-sized electrode group including stacked positive and negative electrode plates, an electrode plate in which failures such as the separation and cracking of an active material layer and the abrasion and cracking of a current collector are unlikely to occur is provided. An electrode plate 21 includes a coated region CR where active material layers 21a are formed and an uncoated region NC where no active material layer is formed and has a configuration in which a boundary section between the coated region and the uncoated region is provided with a first buffer region C2 having a non-linear irregular shape in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Shumpei NISHINAKA, Naoto NISHIMURA, Takahiro MATSUYAMA, Isao ASAKO, Motoaki NISHIJIMA, Satoshi ARIMA, Hisayuki UTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20170248576
    Abstract: A blood coagulation analyzer comprises: a light irradiation unit configured to apply light onto a container configured to store a measurement specimen containing a sample and a reagent, and comprising: light sources including a first light source configured to generate light of a first wavelength for blood coagulation time measurement, a second light source configured to generate light of a second wavelength for synthetic substrate measurement, and a third light source configured to generate light of a third wavelength for immunonephelometry measurement; and optical fiber parts facing the respective light sources; a light reception part configured to receive light transmitted through the container; and an analysis unit configured to analyze the sample using an electric signal outputted from the light reception part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Nishimura, Tsuyoshi Fukuzaki
  • Patent number: 9735420
    Abstract: A positive electrode for lithium ion secondary batteries includes a collector and a positive electrode active material layer formed on at least one surface of the collector. The positive electrode active material layer contains a lithium-containing metal oxide having a unit cell represented by the following formula and a conductive material and has voids with a volume of 0.82×10?3 cm3/cm2 to 7.87×10?3 cm3/cm2 per unit area of the collector: LiFe1-xZrxP1-ySiyO4??(1) where 0<x<1 and 0<y<1. The unit cell has lattice constants satisfying 10.326?a?10.335, 6.006?b?6.012, and 4.685?c?4.714. The sum of the volume of the lithium-containing metal oxide and the volume of the conductive material is 1.61×10?3 cm3/cm2 to 6.46×10?3 cm3/cm2 per unit area of the collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isao Asako, Naoto Nishimura, Tomohisa Yoshie, Takahiro Matsuyama, Shougo Esaki, Shumpei Nishinaka, Yuichi Kamimura
  • Publication number: 20170192211
    Abstract: A zoom lens system includes, in the following order from an object side toward an image side, a first lens group with negative power, a second lens group with positive power, a third lens group with negative power, and a fourth lens group with positive power. The first lens group includes, in the following order from the object side toward the image side, a first lens element having a negative meniscus shape with a concave surface facing the image side, a second lens element having a negative meniscus shape with a concave surface facing the image side, a third lens element with a concave surface facing the image side, a fourth lens element with a convex surface facing the object side, and a fifth lens element with a concave surface facing the object side. The third lens element and the fourth lens element compose a cemented lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: ISAMU IZUHARA, NAOTO NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9632290
    Abstract: A wide-angle lens system includes a first lens group, an aperture stop, and a second lens group having positive optical power. The first lens group includes, at least, a first lens element that has a meniscus shape convex on the object side, and has negative optical power, a second lens element that has a meniscus shape convex on the object side, and has negative optical power, a third lens element that is concave on the image side and has negative optical power, and a posterior lens element. The second lens element is an aspherical lens, and the second lens element satisfies a conditional expression: 0.3<(R21?R22)/(R21+R22)<0.8 where R21 is a radius of paraxial curvature on the object side of the second lens element, and R22 is a radius of paraxial curvature on the image side of the second lens element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Nishimura, Isamu Izuhara
  • Patent number: 9590283
    Abstract: Provided is a tape-shaped electrode that can effectively perform discharging and recharging even if the size thereof is increased. The tape-shaped electrode includes a plurality of conductive plates, and insulating coupling members that separably couple the plurality of conductive plates arranged in one direction in an insulating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Ootani, Naoto Nishimura, Akihito Yoshida, Hirotaka Mizuhata, Shougo Esaki, Shumpei Nishinaka, Satoshi Arima