Patents by Inventor Osamu Saotome

Osamu Saotome 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: 9861445
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a portable device for identification of surgical items with magnetic markers, method for identifying surgical objects with magnetic markers and system for the prevention of retention of surgical items with magnetic markers. The present invention can be used in surgical centers, with the aim of detecting surgical elements/objects (5) retained in the patient after surgery. The present invention aims to provide instrumental support in object location surgical (5) retained inside the body cavities for detecting artifacts forgotten after a surgical procedure, by means of device and specific objects and method and system for their identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: INSTITUTO TECHNÓLOGICO DE AERONÁUTICA—ITA
    Inventors: Osamu Saotome, Rogério Dos Santos Vagner, Carlos Fonseca Pereira Evaldo, José Elias Matieli
  • Publication number: 20160008091
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a portable device for identification of surgical items with magnetic markers, method for identifying surgical objects with magnetic markers and system for the prevention of retention of surgical items with magnetic markers. The present invention can be used in surgical centers, with the aim of detecting surgical elements/objects (5) retained in the patient after surgery. The present invention aims to provide instrumental support in object location surgical (5) retained inside the body cavities for detecting artifacts forgotten after a surgical procedure, by means of device and specific objects and method and system for their identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Osamu SAOTOME, Rogério DOS SANTOS VAGNER, Carlos FONSECA PEREIRA EVALDO, José ELIAS MATIELI
  • Patent number: 8039238
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transformant into which has been incorporated DNA for coding a foreign protein having lactate dehydrogenase activity and provided with pyruvic acid substrate affinity that equals or exceeds the pyruvic acid substrate affinity of the pyruvate decarboxylase inherent in the host organism. Said transformant can stably mass-produce lactic acid inside a host organism having the pyruvate decarboxylase gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Saito, Osamu Saotome, Noriko Yasutani, Yasuo Matsuo, Nobuhiro Ishida, Masana Hirai, Takao Imaeda, Chikara Miyazaki, Kenro Tokuhiro
  • Patent number: 7696375
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for producing a lactic acid ester that can minimize input energy at the time of production, that can reduce chemical costs, and that can minimize equipment costs. This method comprises steps of: performing an esterification reaction in a reaction solution containing ammonium lactate obtained via fermentation and alcohol with an ammonia concentration of 1.0% by weight or lower; and recovering the lactic acid ester synthesized in the above step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeru Kuromiya, Osamu Saotome, Ikuo Yamaguchi, Kazunori Habu
  • Publication number: 20090105501
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for producing a lactic acid ester that can minimize input energy at the time of production, that can reduce chemical costs, and that can minimize equipment costs. This method comprises steps of: performing an esterification reaction in a reaction solution containing ammonium lactate obtained via fermentation and alcohol with an ammonia concentration of 1.0% by weight or lower; and recovering the lactic acid ester synthesized in the above step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Shigeru Kuromiya, Osamu Saotome, Ikuo Yamaguchi, Kazunori Habu
  • Publication number: 20090104675
    Abstract: Lactic acid with high optical purity that has not previously been achieved is produced. It has been found that the optical purity of lactic acid is reduced as the racemization reaction of lactic acid proceeds when lactic acid coexists with glycerol. By reducing the amount of glycerol prior to concentrating lactic acid by heating, the optical purity of lactic acid after concentration by heating can be maintained at a high level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamaguchi, Osamu Saotome, Shigeru Kuromiya, Tohru Ohnishi, Noriko Yasutani, Satoshi Saitoh, Makoto Mouri, Mitsuru Nakano, Arimitsu Usuki, Nobuhiro Ishida, Kenro Tokuhiro, Eiji Nagamori, Haruo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20070161098
    Abstract: Lactic acid with high optical purity that has not previously been achieved is produced. It has been found that the optical purity of lactic acid is reduced as the racemization reaction of lactic acid proceeds when lactic acid coexists with glycerol. By reducing the amount of glycerol prior to concentrating lactic acid by heating, the optical purity of lactic acid after concentration by heating can be maintained at a high level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamaguchi, Osamu Saotome, Shigeru Kuromiya, Tohru Ohnishi, Noriko Yasutani, Satoshi Saitoh, Makoto Mouri, Mitsuru Nakano, Arimitsu Usuki, Nobuhiro Ishida, Kenro Tokuhiro, Eiji Nagamori, Haruo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20050214915
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transformant into which has been incorporated DNA for coding a foreign protein having lactate dehydrogenase activity and provided with pyruvic acid substrate affinity that equals or exceeds the pyruvic acid substrate affinity of the pyruvate decarboxylase inherent in the host organism. Said transformant can stably mass-produce lactic acid inside a host organism having the pyruvate decarboxylase gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Satoshi Saito, Osamu Saotome, Noriko Yasutani, Yasuo Matsuo, Nobuhiro Ishida, Masana Hirai, Takao Imaeda, Chikara Miyazaki, Kenro Tokuhiro
  • Publication number: 20050120394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of expressing a gene by inserting the genome into a host organism using genetic engineering techniques. The present invention further relates to a novel promoter, a recombinant vector containing the promoter and a target gene, a transformant containing the recombinant vector, and a method of producing a useful gene product or useful substance using the transformant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Satoshi Saitoh, Osamu Saotome, Noriko Yasutani, Yasuo Matsuo, Nobuhiro Ishida, Masana Hirai, Katsuhiko Kitamoto