Patents by Inventor Satoko Kanamori

Satoko Kanamori 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: 20210163865
    Abstract: Provided is a chemical product production method wherewith filterability and productivity with respect to a target substance can be both achieved. The present invention is provided with a mechanism for removing solid contents in a pipe connecting a fermentation tank and a filter separation module, and adds the solid contents removed by the removal mechanism to a culture liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Fumi SHIMURA, Satoko KANAMORI, Ryota TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20200261886
    Abstract: Provided is a filter having either or both of a winding and a laminate that include a fiber-like absorbing material, wherein the fiber-like absorbing material has a base material and metal particles supported on the base material, and the diameter D of the fiber-like absorbing material, the void fraction of the winding or laminate, and the variation in the area void fraction in the radial direction of the winding or the variation in the area void fraction in the direction of lamination are in a specific range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryoma MIYAMOTO, Gohei YAMAMURA, Yoichiro KOZAKI, Ryuichiro HIRANABE, Satoko KANAMORI
  • Patent number: 10662083
    Abstract: The present invention provides a filter which, even when raw water is subjected to high-speed treatment, enables achieving a high solute rejection ratio and a long solute filtration life and which exhibits a low water flow resistance. The present invention pertains to a filter obtained by laminating woven fabrics or knitted fabrics, the filter being characterized in that: said woven fabrics or knitted fabrics comprise a fiber capable of adsorbing components dissolved in liquid: said fiber has a diameter of 100-600 ?m; the woven fabrics or knitted fabrics have a porosity of 15-70%; and variation in area porosity in the thickness direction of the laminate is 15% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Ryoma Miyamoto, Keisuke Yoneda, Kumiko Ogawa, Satoko Kanamori, Ryuichiro Hiranabe, Yoichiro Kozaki
  • Publication number: 20200062616
    Abstract: The present invention provides a filter which, even when raw water is subjected to high-speed treatment, enables achieving a high solute rejection ratio and a long solute filtration life and which exhibits a low water flow resistance. The present invention pertains to a filter obtained by laminating woven fabrics or knitted fabrics, the filter being characterized in that: said woven fabrics or knitted fabrics comprise a fiber capable of adsorbing components dissolved in liquid: said fiber has a diameter of 100-600 ?m; the woven fabrics or knitted fabrics have a porosity of 15-70%; and variation in area porosity in the thickness direction of the laminate is 15% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryoma MIYAMOTO, Keisuke YONEDA, Kumiko OGAWA, Satoko KANAMORI, Ryuichiro HIRANABE, Yoichiro KOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190217286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ion exchange fiber including: a core fiber; and an ion exchange layer that is disposed at a vicinity of the core fiber and includes a crosslinked polymer compound having an ion exchange group, in which, in a cross section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the ion exchange fiber, an area of the ion exchange layer occupies 50% or more and 90% or less of a total cross sectional area, and the ion exchange fiber has a swelling ratio of 50% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryoma MIYAMOTO, Keisuke YONEDA, Ryuichiro HIRANABE, Satoko KANAMORI, Keiji TAKEDA, Noriko NAGAI, Naoki ASAI
  • Publication number: 20190118145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for filtering a microbial culture solution using a membrane module, said method comprising four stages including (a) cross-flow filtration of the microbial culture solution, (b) rinsing with water, (c) washing with a chemical solution and (d) rinsing with water, wherein: the filtrate passing through the membrane module in the cross-flow filtration has a total sugar concentration of 1,000-100,000 mg/1 inclusive and a protein concentration of 50-1,000 mg/l inclusive; the aforesaid stage (c) comprises step (c-1) for washing with a chemical solution containing a hypochlorite and a nonionic surfactant; and the aforesaid stages (a) to (d) are repeated in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Fumi SHIMURA, Shun SHIMURA, Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Aya NISHIO, Satoko KANAMORI
  • Patent number: 9644221
    Abstract: A method of producing a chemical includes culturing cells in a culture solution in a fermentor to ferment a feedstock to produce a chemical; supplying the culture solution containing the chemical produced in the culturing to a plurality of separation membrane units arranged in parallel; filtering the culture solution supplied in the supplying to separate a permeate containing the chemical; refluxing a retentate that is not filtered in the filtering to the fermentor; and supplying a gas containing oxygen to the plurality of separation membrane units while a supply amount is changed to at least two different values to perform scrubbing, wherein the supply amount and supply time of the gas containing oxygen supplied in the culturing and the supplying the gas are set so that a kLa value is within a predetermined range from an optimal kLa value for the cells cultured in the culturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Hideki Sawai, Norihiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20170113187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a separation membrane module including a separation membrane having a first face and a second face, a liquid-to-be-filtrated flow channel along which liquid to be filtrated which is to be fed to the first face flows, and a permeated-liquid flow channel along which permeated liquid obtained from the second face flows, the method including: a filtration step of obtaining permeated liquid containing components that become insoluble when coming into contact with acids by feeding liquid to be filtrated to the liquid-to-be-filtrated flow channel; a first water substitution step of substituting liquid in the permeated-liquid flow channel with water, after the filtration step; a first chemical cleaning step of performing backwashing by causing an acidic chemical solution to flow from the second face toward the first face of the separation membrane, after the first water substitution step; and a second water substitution step of substituting liquid in the permeat
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Satoko KANAMORI, Aya NISHIO, Norihiro TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170073139
    Abstract: A packing container includes a packing container body having an opening, and a cushioning member provided in the packing container body. The cushioning member includes a cushioning-member body portion, and a pushing portion that pushes a packing object toward a side of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi TSUYUKI, Satoko KANAMORI
  • Patent number: 9365876
    Abstract: A method produces a chemical through continuous fermentation including: (a) culturing a cell in a culture medium in a fermentor to ferment a feedstock to produce a chemical; (b) conducting filtration of the culture medium with a separation membrane module; (c) separating a permeate containing the chemical from the culture medium while retaining a non-permeated liquid in the fermentor, and (d) supplying a gas from at least one of a lower portion of the separation membrane module and a pipe communicating between the fermentor and the separation membrane module to adjust a gas linear velocity in the separation membrane module to 0.15 cm/s to 70 cm/s while supplying the separation membrane module with a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Jihoon Cheon, Takashi Mimitsuka, Norihiro Takeuchi, Makoto Nishida, Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9309312
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to detect a human CXCL1 protein with high sensitivity. An immunoassay method is provided for a human CXCL1 protein, by which human CXCL1 or a fragment thereof in a sample is measured using two or more types of anti-human CXCL1 monoclonal antibodies or fragments thereof, wherein: each of the two or more types of anti-human CXCL1 monoclonal antibodies or fragments thereof specifically recognizes any one of sequence regions of the amino acid sequences shown in SEQ ID NOS: 1-3, which are partial sequences of the amino acid sequence composing a human CXCL1 protein; and the two or more types of anti-human CXCL1 monoclonal antibodies or fragments thereof specifically recognize sequence regions that differ from each other. Monoclonal antibodies or fragments thereof are provided, each of which specifically recognizes any one sequence region of the amino acid sequences shown in SEQ ID NOS: 1-3 and has a new amino acid sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Giman Jung, Yoshinori Tanaka, Aiko Takayama
  • Patent number: 9127054
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to realize an antibody or a fragment thereof specifically recognizing a cofilin 1 protein, and a method for detecting and testing gastrointestinal cancer with high detection performance, which comprises performing immunoassay of the cofilin 1 protein using the antibody or a fragment thereof. An immunoassay of cofilin 1 protein is characterized by measuring cofilin 1 or a fragment thereof in a sample using 2 or more types of anti-cofilin 1 monoclonal antibody or fragments thereof specifically recognizing different peptide regions in the amino acid sequence constituting the cofilin 1 protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michimoto Kobayashi, Yoshinori Tanaka, Aiko Takayama, Satoko Kanamori, Giman Jung, Yoshiharu Sakai, Hiroshi Okabe
  • Patent number: 9081013
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a method for detecting gastric cancer, which is low invasive to a human test subject and has high detection sensitivity and accuracy. The present invention provides a method comprising measuring in vitro the amount of COTL1 protein, a variant thereof, and/or a fragment thereof in a body fluid sample derived from a human test subject, and detecting the presence or absence of gastric cancer affecting the test subject on the basis of the amount, and a kit for gastric cancer diagnosis comprising an antibody capable of specifically binding to the protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignees: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tanaka, Satoko Kanamori, Michimoto Kobayashi, Giman Jung, Yoshiharu Sakai, Hiroshi Okabe
  • Publication number: 20150056665
    Abstract: A method of producing a chemical includes culturing cells in a culture solution in a fermentor to ferment a feedstock to produce a chemical; supplying the culture solution containing the chemical produced in the culturing to a plurality of separation membrane units arranged in parallel; filtering the culture solution supplied in the supplying to separate a permeate containing the chemical; refluxing a retentate that is not filtered in the filtering to the fermentor; and supplying a gas containing oxygen to the plurality of separation membrane units while a supply amount is changed to at least two different values to perform scrubbing, wherein the supply amount and supply time of the gas containing oxygen supplied in the culturing and the supplying the gas are set so that a kLa value is within a predetermined range from an optimal kLa value for the cells cultured in the culturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Hideki Sawai, Norihiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20140308712
    Abstract: A method produces a concentrated aqueous sugar solution using a cellulose-containing biomass as a raw material, including: (1) hydrolyzing a cellulose-containing biomass to produce an aqueous sugar solution; (2) filtering the aqueous sugar solution obtained in (1) through a microfiltration membrane and/or an ultrafiltration membrane, and recovering an aqueous sugar solution from the permeate side; and (3) filtering the aqueous sugar solution obtained in (2) through a nanofiltration membrane and/or a reverse osmosis membrane, recovering a permeate from the permeate side and recovering a concentrated aqueous sugar solution from the feed side; wherein at least a part of the permeate from the nanofiltration membrane and/or the reverse osmosis membrane is used as a washing liquid in (1) and/or (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hanakawa, Satoko Kanamori, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Norihiro Takeuchi, Atsushi Minamino
  • Publication number: 20130330787
    Abstract: A method produces a chemical through continuous fermentation including: (a) culturing a cell in a culture medium in a fermentor to ferment a feedstock to produce a chemical; (b) conducting filtration of the culture medium with a separation membrane module; (c) separating a permeate containing the chemical from the culture medium while retaining a non-permeated liquid in the fermentor, and (d) supplying a gas from at least one of a lower portion of the separation membrane module and a pipe communicating between the fermentor and the separation membrane module to adjust a gas linear velocity in the separation membrane module to 0.15 cm/s to 70 cm/s while supplying the separation membrane module with a liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Jihoon Cheon, Takashi Mimitsuka, Norihiro Takeuchi, Makoto Nishida, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130302882
    Abstract: A method of sterilizing a separation membrane module reduces damage of a ceramic separation membrane, a sterilization process device achieves the method of sterilizing, and an apparatus produces chemicals. The method of sterilizing the separation membrane module includes a ceramic-containing separation membrane including a temperature raise step of raising the temperature of the separation membrane module to a predetermined sterilization temperature by feeding sterilization water having a controlled temperature and pressure so that a rate of temperature change of the separation membrane module is 6.0° C. or less per minute, and a sterilization step of sterilizing the separation membrane module at a predetermined temperature for a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC
    Inventors: Makoto Nishida, Masahiro Henmi, Norihiro Takeuchi, Satoko Kanamori, Jihoon Cheon
  • Publication number: 20130288277
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to realize an antibody or a fragment thereof specifically recognizing a cofilin 1 protein, and a method for detecting and testing gastrointestinal cancer with high detection performance, which comprises performing immunoassay of the cofilin 1 protein using the antibody or a fragment thereof. An immunoassay of cofilin 1 protein is characterized by measuring cofilin 1 or a fragment thereof in a sample using 2 or more types of anti-cofilin 1 monoclonal antibody or fragments thereof specifically recognizing different peptide regions in the amino acid sequence constituting the cofilin 1 protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicants: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michimoto Kobayashi, Yoshinori Tanaka, Aiko Takayama, Satoko Kanamori, Giman Jung, Yoshiharu Sakai, Hiroshi Okabe
  • Publication number: 20130280773
    Abstract: A method of producing a chemical includes a fermentation step that converts a fermentation feedstock, through fermentation by culturing a microorganism or culture cells, into a fermented liquid containing the chemical, and a membrane separation step that collects the chemical, as a filtrate, from the fermented liquid with the use of two or more separation membrane modules, and returning the non-filtered liquid to the fermented liquid, wherein in the membrane separation step, timing of the filtration-stop treatment for each separation membrane module is controlled when an intermittent filtration operation including alternately repeating a filtration treatment and a filtration-stop treatment is performed with plural separation membrane modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Norihiro Takeuchi, Jihoon Cheon, Makoto Nishida, Satoko Kanamori, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130266991
    Abstract: A method produces a concentrated aqueous sugar solution using a cellulose-containing biomass as a raw material, including: (1) hydrolyzing a cellulose-containing biomass to produce an aqueous sugar solution; (2) filtering the aqueous sugar solution obtained in (1) through a microfiltration membrane and/or an ultrafiltration membrane, and recovering an aqueous sugar solution from the permeate side; and (3) filtering the aqueous sugar solution obtained in (2) through a reverse osmosis membrane, recovering a permeate from the permeate side and recovering a concentrated aqueous sugar solution from the feed side; wherein at least a part of the permeate from the reverse osmosis membrane is used as a hydrothermal treatment liquid, biomass-suspending, liquid, enzyme-diluting liquid, acid-diluting liquid and/or alkali-diluting liquid in (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoko Kanamori, Masayuki Hanakawa, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Norihiro Takeuchi, Atsushi Minamino