Patents by Inventor Norio Kato

Norio 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: 20210032644
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for introducing a substance into a plant cell. The method of the present invention comprises introducing a substance into a plant cell present in the liquid phase using the particle gun method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: JAPAN TOBACCO INC., RIKEN
    Inventors: Keiko MANNEN, Minami MATSUI, Takashi OKAMOTO, Norio KATO
  • Publication number: 20200123553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for introducing a substance into a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: JAPAN TOBACCO INC., TOKYO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, RIKEN
    Inventors: Norio KATO, Takashi OKAMOTO, Takatoshi KIBA, Erika TODA
  • Publication number: 20190390207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for introducing a substance into a plant. The method of the present invention comprises introducing a substance into a plant germ cell with incomplete cell wall formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicants: JAPAN TOBACCO INC., RIKEN, TOKYO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Norio KATO, Masako ICHIKAWA, Takashi OKAMOTO, Narumi KOISO, Takatoshi KIBA, Erika TODA
  • Patent number: 9556450
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a DTP21 polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, JAPAN TOBACCO INC, PIONEER HI-BRED INTL INC.
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Yukoh Hiei, Teruyuki Imayama, Masakazu Kashihara, Norio Kato, Toshihiko Komari, Toshiyuki Komori, Stanley Luck, Ichiro Oka, Hajime Sakai, Yoshimitsu Takakura, Scott V Tingey, Satoru Usami
  • Patent number: 9499830
    Abstract: By increasing, in a plant, expression of a gene or the like encoding a novel CONSTANS-LIKE protein, it is possible to promote root elongation of the plant and/or increase biomass of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NARA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, THE REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA
    Inventors: Masataka Kajikawa, Akiho Yokota, Kinya Akashi, Seja Gasenone Maphanyane, Pharoah Mosupi, Stephen Majara Chite, Norio Kato
  • Publication number: 20150101078
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a DTP21 polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: MARC C ALBERTSEN, Yukoh Hiei, Teruyuki Imayama, Masakazu Kashihara, Norio Kato, Toshihiko Komari, Toshiyuki Komori, Stanley Luck, Ichiro Oka, Hajime Sakai, Yoshimitsu Takakura, Scott V Tingey, Satoru Usami
  • Patent number: 8916746
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a DTP21 polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Tobacco, Inc., E. I. du Pont de Neumours and Company, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Kashihara, Toshiyuki Komori, Ichiro Oka, Satoru Usami, Norio Kato, Yukoh Hiei, Yoshimitsu Takakura, Toshihiko Komari, Teruyuki Imayama, Scott V. Tingey, Hajime Sakai, Marc C. Albertsen, Stanley Luck
  • Publication number: 20140165232
    Abstract: By increasing, in a plant, expression of a gene or the like encoding a protein having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, it is possible to promote root elongation of the plant and/or increase biomass of the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NARA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, THE REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA
    Inventors: Masataka Kajikawa, Akiho Yokota, Kinya Akashi, Seja Gasenone Maphanyane, Pharoah Mosupi, Stephen Majara Chite, Norio Kato
  • Publication number: 20110277181
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a DTP21 polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicants: EI DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, JAPAN TOBACCO INC, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: MASAKAZU KASHIHARA, TOSHIYUKI KOMORI, ICHIRO OKA, SATORU USAMI, NORIO KATO, YUKOH HIEI, YOSHIMITSU TAKAKURA, TOSHIHIKO KOMARI, TERUYUKI IMAYAMA, SCOTT V. TINGEY, HAJIME SAKAI, MARC C. ALBERTSEN, STANLEY LUCK
  • Patent number: 5529732
    Abstract: A firing underlying board having a long use life free from thermal expansion and which does not cause twisting of ribs, deformation of an end face, color change or cracking in a honeycomb structural body fired on the underlying board. The firing underlying board is composed mainly of 55-85 wt % of cordierite and 15-45 wt % of mullite. The firing underlying board is used to fire green ceramic honeycomb structural bodies placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ideguchi, Kyosuke Tsunekawa, Norio Kato
  • Patent number: 5287132
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a video projector which can be driven by a battery and can be reduced in both size and weight. A packing case for a video projector is composed of a cabinet, which is divided into two upper and lower parts, and a cover disposed behind the cabinet. The cover is disposed removably with respect to the cabinet. By opening the cover situated behind the projector light source, a lamp forming the projector light source can be replaced easily. Also, the cover includes on the back surface thereof a battery mounting portion for mounting a battery used to drive the projector, so that the battery can be mounted to the outer back surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Suzuki, Hidemi Sasaki, Norio Kato
  • Patent number: 4761951
    Abstract: In order to remove particulate matter from the exhaust gases which flow into the turbine impeller scroll of a internal combustion engine turbocharger, a separator which settles or centrifugally separates the solids from the gases is disposed between the engine manifold and the turbocharger. The separator is arranged to communicate with the turbocharger waste gate so that collected particulate matter is carried out of the device when the valve is opened to vent excessive back pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Ishida, Norio Kato, Mitsuyoshi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 4690872
    Abstract: A ceramic heater comprising a ceramic substrate is described which has formed thereon a layer of a silicide of an element selected from groups IVa, Va and VIa of the periodic table. The heater has stable temperature vs. resistance characteristics, has high mechanical strength and produces the desired temperature in a very short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Kato, Shunkichi Nozaki, Yukihiro Kimura, Rokuro Kambe