Patents by Inventor Nobuyuki Hirata

Nobuyuki Hirata 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: 20200377509
    Abstract: Provided is a novel aromatic ring compound which may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action. A compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action, may be useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of cancer, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiac failure, diabetic complications, metabolic syndrome, sarcopenia and the like, and may afford superior efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED, SCOHIA PHARMA, INC
    Inventors: Seiji MIWATASHI, Yasufumi MIYAMOTO, Koji WATANABE, Yayoi NAKAYAMA, Yuko HITOMI, Jumpei AIDA, Nobuyuki TAKAKURA, Hideki FURUKAWA, Naoyoshi NOGUCHI, Yasuhiro HIRATA, Shizuo KASAl, Toshitake KOBAYASHI, Tsuyoshi MAEKAWA, Satoshi SASAKI, Shigemitsu MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10683867
    Abstract: A vacuum valve connected to a vacuum pump, comprises: a valve plate to be openably/closably driven; a drive section configured to openably/closably drive the valve plate; a signal input section to which a pump information signal indicating an operation state of the vacuum pump is input; and a valve control section configured to control operation of the valve plate based on the input pump information signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Nakamura, Junichiro Kozaki, Atsuo Nakatani, Nobuyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 10599166
    Abstract: A valve control device configured such that a pressure measurement value of a chamber, a target pressure value of the chamber, and an opening degree measurement value of the vacuum valve are input to the valve control device and configured to control an opening degree of the vacuum valve based on a deviation between the pressure measurement value and the target pressure value, comprises: a storage storing a correlation between the opening degree of the vacuum valve and a conductance of a system including the vacuum valve; and a correction gain setting section obtaining, based on the correlation, a change rate of the conductance in association with an opening degree change at the input opening degree measurement value, thereby setting an inverse of the change rate as a correction gain. The opening degree of the vacuum valve is controlled based on the deviation and the correction gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hirata, Junichiro Kozaki, Atsuo Nakatani, Masaya Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200039957
    Abstract: Provided is a novel aromatic ring compound which may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action. A compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action, may be useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of cancer, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiac failure, diabetic complications, metabolic syndrome, sarcopenia and the like, and may afford superior efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiji MIWATASHI, Yasufumi MIYAMOTO, Koji WATANABE, Yayoi NAKAYAMA, Yuko HITOMI, Jumpei AIDA, Nobuyuki TAKAKURA, Hideki FURUKAWA, Naoyoshi NOGUCHI, Yasuhiro HIRATA, Kazuaki TAKAMI, Norihito TOKUNAGA, Tomohiro OKAWA, Akita SHIBUYA, Shizuo KASAl, Toshitake KOBAYASHI, Tsuyoshi MAEKAWA
  • Patent number: 10432569
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes: a communication block configured to communicate with another portable electronic device different from said portable electronic device; an information acquisition block configured to acquire relation information that is information about a relation between a user of said portable electronic device and a user of said other portable electronic device from an external server through a network when said communication block communicates with said other electronic device; and a notification block configured to notify the user of said portable electronic device of the relation information acquired by said information acquisition block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Horie, Hideyuki Sasaki, Shinichi Hirata, Nobuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10400775
    Abstract: A vacuum valve attached to a vacuum pump configured to generate regenerative power to perform a stop operation upon blackout, comprises: a first power input section to which power is input from a commercial power source; a second power input section to which the regenerative power generated at the vacuum pump is input; and a valve source circuit to which the power input to each of the first and second power input sections is supplied. When the power from the commercial power source is supplied to the first power input section, the vacuum valve is operated by the supplied power, and when the power from the commercial power source is stopped, the vacuum valve is operated by the regenerative power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Nakamura, Junichiro Kozaki, Atsuo Nakatani, Nobuyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 10310321
    Abstract: In order to improve a characteristic of an optical element, an optical element (polarizing filter) including a substrate 1S having a wire-grid region 1A and a peripheral region 2A positioned on an outer periphery thereof is made to have the following configuration. A wire-grid in which a plurality of line-shaped wires P10 made of Al and extending in a y direction are arranged at spaces S in an x direction is provided in the wire-grid region 1A of the substrate 1S, and a pattern (repetitive pattern) in which a plurality of protruding portions P20 made of Al are arranged is provided in the peripheral region 2A. This pattern is, for example, a checkerboard pattern. According to the above-mentioned configuration, the plurality of wires P10 can be arranged so that their respective ends are spaced apart from an end of the substrate 1S, so that the wires P10 can be prevented from being deformed and nicked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Hirata, Hiroyuki Minemura, Yumiko Anzai, Tetsuya Nishida, Jiro Yamamoto, Naoyuki Kofuji, Hidehiro Ikeda, Nobuyuki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20180196449
    Abstract: A valve control device configured such that a pressure measurement value of a chamber, a target pressure value of the chamber, and an opening degree measurement value of the vacuum valve are input to the valve control device and configured to control an opening degree of the vacuum valve based on a deviation between the pressure measurement value and the target pressure value, comprises: a storage storing a correlation between the opening degree of the vacuum valve and a conductance of a system including the vacuum valve; and a correction gain setting section obtaining, based on the correlation, a change rate of the conductance in association with an opening degree change at the input opening degree measurement value, thereby setting an inverse of the change rate as a correction gain. The opening degree of the vacuum valve is controlled based on the deviation and the correction gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuyuki HIRATA, Junichiro KOZAKI, Atsuo NAKATANI, Masaya NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180195519
    Abstract: A vacuum valve attached to a vacuum pump configured to generate regenerative power to perform a stop operation upon blackout, comprises: a first power input section to which power is input from a commercial power source; a second power input section to which the regenerative power generated at the vacuum pump is input; and a valve source circuit to which the power input to each of the first and second power input sections is supplied. When the power from the commercial power source is supplied to the first power input section, the vacuum valve is operated by the supplied power, and when the power from the commercial power source is stopped, the vacuum valve is operated by the regenerative power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Masaya NAKAMURA, Junichiro KOZAKI, Atsuo NAKATANI, Nobuyuki HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20180195518
    Abstract: A vacuum valve connected to a vacuum pump, comprises: a valve plate to be openably/closably driven; a drive section configured to openably/closably drive the valve plate; a signal input section to which a pump information signal indicating an operation state of the vacuum pump is input; and a valve control section configured to control operation of the valve plate based on the input pump information signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Masaya NAKAMURA, Junichiro KOZAKI, Atsuo NAKATANI, Nobuyuki HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20180023719
    Abstract: A control device configured to control each of a vacuum pump and a vacuum valve provided on a side of a suction port of the vacuum pump, the control device comprises: a motor driver configured to drive a rotor driving motor of the vacuum pump; a valve plate driver configured to drive a valve plate driving motor of the vacuum valve; and a controller configured to control the motor driver and the valve plate driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Masaya NAKAMURA, Kiyonori HIROTA, Junichiro KOZAKI, Nobuyuki HIRATA, Atsuo NAKATANI
  • Patent number: 4811050
    Abstract: An apparatus for the formation of images having a body of the apparatus provided with a corona charger, in which a corona wire is strung along a charging opening of the corona charger. An image-forming device is installed in the body of the apparatus. The device is removable from the body of the apparatus along the corona wire. The apparatus further includes a cleaning device that is attached to the end portion of the image-forming device opposite to the direction in which the image-forming device is pulled out of the body of the apparatus. The cleaning device touching the corona wire through the charging opening when the image-forming device moves along the corona wire and separating from the corona wire when the image-forming device is installed into the body of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Tanjo, Toshio Yamanaka, Takahiro Wakikaido, Masaru Hatano, Nobuyuki Hirata, Kazuya Kamidaira
  • Patent number: 4623242
    Abstract: An image-forming apparatus equipped with an optical means, an electrostatic image-forming means and a control means. The optical means projects a scanned light beam to be controlled according to an image to be formed. The image-forming means receives the scanned light beam projected from the optical means and forms an image corresponding to the scanned light beam. The control means controls the optical means and the image-forming means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Hayashi, Setsuo Hori, Nobuyuki Hirata, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Masayuki Mizuno
  • Patent number: 4557586
    Abstract: An image-forming apparatus equipped with an optical means, an electrostatic image-forming means and a control means. The optical means projects a scanned light beam to be controlled according to an image to be formed. The image-forming means receives the scanned light beam projected from the optical means and forms an image corresponding to the scanned light beam. The control means controls the optical means and the image-forming means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Hayashi, Setsuo Hori, Nobuyuki Hirata, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Masayuki Mizuno