Patents by Inventor Seiji Yamaguchi

Seiji Yamaguchi 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: 10969231
    Abstract: The present invention provides technology that updates a map such that appropriate guidance can be provided near an intersection. A map data update system updates map data on a link-by-link basis and includes a link acquisition portion that acquires an existing link which is a link indicated by existing map data and a new link which is a link indicated by new map data, and a link update portion that updates the existing link with the new link based on a shape of a portion of the existing link connected to an intersection and a shape of a portion of the new link corresponding to the existing link, the portion being connected to the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Hironobu Sugimoto, Shingo Kinashi, Kazuteru Maekawa, Sadahiro Koshiba, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Yuji Sato, Seiji Takahata
  • Publication number: 20210069383
    Abstract: The present invention addresses a problem of providing a three-dimensional structure having bioactivity in which a coating film includes a titanium alkoxide hydrolysis product is coated with high adhesion strength on the surface of a three-dimensional structure main body, and also providing a method for producing such three-dimensional structure. The three-dimensional structure having bioactivity includes a three-dimensional structure main body having a concave section and/or a convex section on a surface, and having a coating film on the surface of the three-dimensional structure main body, and the coating film that includes a titanium alkoxide hydrolysis product a thickness of 10 nm to 200 nm. No cracks or peelings of the coating film can be recognized when the surface of the three-dimensional structure is observed with a scanning electron microscope at a magnification of 300, and the coating film has bioactivity when evaluated under conditions specified in ISO 23317.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: CHUBU UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, ISHIHARA SANGYO KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Yamaguchi, Seiji Kaji
  • Patent number: 10907179
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a polyisoprenoid with which it is possible to enhance the rubber synthesis activity of rubber particles to increase natural rubber production. The present invention relates to a method for producing a polyisoprenoid in vitro, which involves the use of a gene coding for a cis-prenyltransferase (CPT) family protein and a gene coding for a Nogo-B receptor (NgBR) family protein, and further involves the use of rubber particles bound to proteins encoded by these genes; or a method for producing a polyisoprenoid, which includes introducing into a plant a vector in which a promoter having a promoter activity that drives laticifer-specific gene expression is linked to a gene coding for a CPT family protein and a gene coding for a NgBR family protein, to express proteins encoded by the genes specifically in laticifers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yamaguchi, Yukino Inoue, Kazuhisa Fushihara, Seiji Takahashi, Satoshi Yamashita, Toru Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10889623
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing rubber particles bound to a membrane-associated protein by cell-free protein synthesis. The present invention relates to a method for producing rubber particles bound to a membrane-associated protein, the method including the step of performing protein synthesis in the presence of both rubber particles and a cell-free protein synthesis solution containing an mRNA coding for a membrane-associated protein to bind the membrane-associated protein to the rubber particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yamaguchi, Yukino Inoue, Kazuhisa Fushihara, Seiji Takahashi, Satoshi Yamashita, Toru Nakayama, Yuzuru Tozawa
  • Publication number: 20210001004
    Abstract: A highly safe and inexpensive bone repair material that stably exhibits high antibacterial activity for a long time in a living body by supporting a large amount of an iodine ion and is excellent in apatite forming ability and preservability. The material includes a substrate made of titanium or titanium alloy and a titanate film on a surface of the substrate, the film composed of a large number of crystalline masses having a crystal structure and containing a calcium ion and an iodine ion, wherein the mass contains layers having a Ti—O skeleton and the calcium and the iodine ions adsorbed between the layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: CHUBU UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Seiji Yamaguchi, Morihiro Ito, Takashi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200341339
    Abstract: A display device includes a display section in which a plurality of pixels are arrayed in a matrix, a plurality of scan lines which select pixels, a plurality of signal lines which supply image signals to the selected pixels, and color filters that are arranged so as to correspond to color displays of the pixels. In the device, the display section includes an effective pixel portion and a frame portion that surrounds the effective pixel portion, and the frame portion and a wiring circuit of the effective pixel portion are covered with light-shielding layers, the light-shielding layers being separated from each other at a certain separation location in the display section, and a plurality of color filters having different colors are arranged by being stacked at the separation location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kenta Seki, Seiji Uejima, Ryo Yamaoka, Hidemasa Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200232810
    Abstract: Driving assistance systems, methods, and programs accept an inputted planned travel route from the route guidance system, provide driving assistance of the vehicle on the planned travel route, based on driving assistance map data, and obtain, when versions of the route guidance map data and the driving assistance map data do not match each other, the driving assistance map data whose version matches the version of the route guidance map data from a map provider. Route guidance systems search for a planned travel route based on route guidance map data, provide guidance on the planned travel route, output the planned travel route to the driving assistance system, and obtain, when versions of the route guidance map data and the driving assistance map data do not match each other, the route guidance map data whose version matches the version of the driving assistance map data from a map provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sadahiro KOSHIBA, Kazuteru MAEKAWA, Seiji TAKAHATA, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Shingo KINASHI, Yuji SATO, Hironobu SUGIMOTO, Xin JIN, Hiroaki SAKAKIBARA
  • Patent number: 10680254
    Abstract: A redox flow battery includes an electrode, a cell frame including a frame body and a bipolar plate and having a fitting recess in which the electrode is fitted, and a membrane disposed so as to sandwich the electrode between the bipolar plate and the membrane. In the redox flow battery, a gap between, among outer peripheral edge surfaces of the electrode, a side edge surface parallel to a direction in which an electrolyte flows and an inner wall surface of the fitting recess, the inner wall surface facing the side edge surface, is 0.1 mm or more and 12 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yamaguchi, Seiji Ogino
  • Publication number: 20200173793
    Abstract: A driving assistance systems, methods, and programs are capable of communicating with a route guidance system that searches for a planned travel route of a vehicle and provides guidance on the planned travel route. The systems, methods, and programs accept, as input, the planned travel route from the route guidance system as a route for driving assistance and provide driving assistance of the vehicle on the route for driving assistance. The systems, methods, and programs accept, as input, when the planned travel route whose guidance is provided by the route guidance system no longer matches the route for driving assistance, the planned travel route from the route guidance system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sadahiro KOSHIBA, Kazuteru MAEKAWA, Seiji TAKAHATA, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Shingo KINASHI, Yuji SATO, Hironobu SUGIMOTO, Xin JIN, Hiroaki SAKAKIBARA
  • Patent number: 10617400
    Abstract: It is desired that a technique be provided that is capable of ensuring more reliable voice communication during surgery among surgical participants. Provided is a control device including a sound-output-control unit that controls sound output by a sound-output device on a basis of information related to surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichiro Enoki, Yasuaki Takahashi, Seiji Wada, Koji Kashima, Kenta Yamaguchi, Yukihiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200076154
    Abstract: A swept light source of the present invention keeps a coherence length of an output beam long over an entire sweep wavelength range. A gain of a gain medium is changed with time in response to a wavelength sweep and the coherence length is kept maximum. The gain of the gain medium is kept close to a lasing threshold and an unsaturated gain range of the gain medium is narrowed over the entire sweep wavelength range. An SOA current waveform data acquiring method of driving while keeping the coherence length long, a novel coherence length measuring method, and an optical deflector suitable for the swept light source are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro Ueo, Meishin Chin, Shoko Tatsumi, Takashi Sakamoto, Yuzo Sasaki, Seiji Toyoda, Yuichi Akage, Joji Yamaguchi, Tadashi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10566511
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a circuit board including a wiring on a surface of a substrate, the wiring including a raised portion, and a light-emitting element mounted on the raised portion. When the light-emitting element is of a flip-chip type, an element electrode thereof is connected to the raised portion such that an edge of the element electrode on an outer periphery side of the light-emitting element is located outside of the raised portion in a top view and an exposed portion of the element electrode is covered with a white or transparent resin. When the light-emitting element is of a face-up type, an element substrate thereof is bonded to the raised portion such that the raised portion is located inside the element substrate in the top view and an exposed portion of a bottom surface of the element substrate is covered with a white resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Yajima, Hiroshi Ito, Seiji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10549554
    Abstract: A platen includes: a supporting portion that can support a sheet; a suction unit that sucks the sheet in such a manner as to attach the sheet to the supporting portion; a first ink receiver that receives ink ejected downstream of the leading end of the sheet passing the supporting portion; and a second ink receiver that receives ink ejected upstream of the trailing end of the sheet passing the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuji Kurata, Seiji Ogasawara, Masakazu Tsukuda, Takahide Onuma, Yasunori Saito, Arihito Miyakoshi, Masahiko Kubota, Yusuke Imahashi, Nobuhito Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Arimizu, Yoshinori Itoh
  • Patent number: 10546870
    Abstract: A three-dimensional NAND memory string includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and word line layers extending in a word line direction, a memory array region in the alternating stack containing memory stack structures, a group of more than two column stairs located in the alternating stack and extending in the word line direction from one side of the memory array region, and bit lines electrically contacting the vertical semiconductor channels and extending in a bit line direction which is perpendicular to the word line direction. Each column stair of the group of N column stairs has a respective step in a first vertical plane which extends in the bit line direction, and the respective steps in the first vertical plane decrease and then increase from one end column stair to another end column stair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Seiji Shimabukuro, Kensuke Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200017692
    Abstract: Coated magnesium oxide particles having high filling efficiency and high mass-productivity and suitable for a thermal conductive filler are provided, the coated magnesium oxide particles being coated magnesium oxide particles in which the surface of magnesium oxide particles is coated with at least one of a fatty acid and a fatty acid metal salt, and wherein X in relation to particles is defined as X=[a BET specific surface area diameter calculated from a BET specific surface area of the particles]÷[D50 of the particles], provided that D50 is a particle diameter at 50% accumulation in a cumulative particle size distribution of the particles, the magnesium oxide particles having X of less than 0.2 and D50 of 5 to 100 ?m, and the coated magnesium oxide particles having X of 0.2 or more, D50 of 5 to 100 ?m, and oil absorption of less than 25 mL/100 g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Naoto NISHIDA, Koji NAKAMURA, Seiji YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10527891
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer. The first substrate includes a first line, a second line, a switching element, a common electrode, an insulating film disposed on the common electrode, a pixel electrode connected with the switching element and opposed to the common electrode with the insulating film interposed therebetween, and a first alignment film covering the pixel electrode. The second substrate includes a second alignment film. And the pixel electrode includes one main pixel electrode extending in a belt shape in a pixel area defined by the first line and the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Uejima, Hidemasa Yamaguchi, Yoshitaka Ozeki, Takeyuki Tsuruma, Kenta Seki, Toshiaki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20190376093
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a trans-polyisoprenoid which can increase trans rubber production. The present invention is directed to a method for producing a trans-polyisoprenoid in vitro, which involves the use of a gene coding for a trans-prenyltransferase (tPT) family protein and further involves the use of rubber particles bound to a protein encoded by the gene, or a method for producing a trans-polyisoprenoid, which includes introducing into a plant a vector including a promoter having a promoter activity that drives laticifer-specific gene expression and a gene coding for a tPT family protein linked to the promoter to express a protein encoded by the gene specifically in laticifers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuko SAKURAI, Haruhiko YAMAGUCHI, Yukino INOUE, Kazuhisa FUSHIHARA, Seiji TAKAHASHI, Satoshi YAMASHITA, Toru NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190344592
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a conveyor including a conveyance belt that conveys a recording medium along a conveyance direction; at least one or more heads that discharge ink to the conveyed recording medium; and a suction part that causes the recording medium to be adsorbed to the conveyance belt, wherein the conveyor is provided with: a first suction region including at least a region where the head discharges ink in accordance with an image forming region of the recording medium; and a second suction region located in a periphery of the first suction region, and suction force by the suction part is larger in the first suction region than in the second suction region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Yukimoto, Masahiro Yamaguchi, Seiji Shibata, Shoichi Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20190323039
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a polyisoprenoid, which can increase natural rubber production by enhancing the rubber synthesis activity of rubber particles. The present invention provides methods for producing a polyisoprenoid using a gene coding for a cis-prenyltransferase (CPT) family protein, a gene coding for a Nogo-B receptor (NgBR) family protein and a gene coding for a rubber elongation factor (REF) family protein, specifically a method for producing a polyisoprenoid in vitro using rubber particles bound to proteins coded for by these genes, and a method for producing a polyisoprenoid in vivo using a recombinant organism (plant) having these genes introduced therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU University
    Inventors: Yukino INOUE, Haruhiko YAMAGUCHI, Kazuhisa FUSHIHARA, Seiji TAKAHASHI, Satoshi YAMASHITA, Toru NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10436496
    Abstract: A blade included in an impeller is formed so that, when viewed in a vertical cross-sectional view of the blade, a pressure surface of the blade and a suction surface of the blade opposite to the pressure surface are curved more in the direction in which the impeller rotates, in their areas farther from the axis of rotation of the impeller and closer to the exterior of the blade, and are arched so that a portion near the center of the blade is most distant from a straight line connecting the inner end and the outer end of the blade, the pressure surface and the suction surface form a curved surface including at least one circular arc, and a straight portion of the blade is formed to be connected to the curved surface on its one side, and extend toward the inner end of the blade on its other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Ikeda, Takahide Tadokoro, Mitsuhiro Shirota, Seiji Hirakawa, Koji Yamaguchi, Koichi Umetsu