Patents by Inventor Shoji Suzuki

Shoji Suzuki 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: 20210348192
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a reagent for increasing lentiviral vector production in 293T cells. When the 293T cells are cotransfected with a packaging mix comprising a plurality of plasmids that comprise genes encoding proteins essential for lentiviral particle formation and a plasmid that comprises a gene transcribed into RNA to be incorporated into lentiviral particles containing a transgene to be expressed in target cells according to the method for producing a lentiviral vector, HTLV-1 Tax, HIV-1 Tat, or NF-?B RelA are coexpressed in the 293T cells, so as to increase the amount of lentiviral vector production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shoji YAMAOKA, Naoto SUZUKI, Takeshi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 11158246
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including display elements each including a light emitting unit and a drive circuit for driving the light emitting unit, the display elements being arranged in a two-dimensional matrix on a substrate; and a luminance correction unit for correcting luminances of the display elements in display of an image by the display panel by correcting a gradation value of a video signal, in which a partition (60) for guiding stray light from a light emitting unit to an optical sensor (4) provided on the display panel is provided between adjacent light emitting units of the display panel, and the luminance correction unit corrects a gradation value of a video signal associated with each of the display elements on the basis of a gradation value of an uncorrected video signal and a detection result from the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Suzuki, Shoji Sudo, Yoshiyuki Ishii
  • Publication number: 20210278950
    Abstract: Included are a first cover base including an alkali glass layer, a first alkali-free glass layer provided on one face of the alkali glass layer, and a second alkali-free glass layer provided on another face of the alkali glass layer and a sensor that is provided on the first alkali-free glass layer of the first cover base and includes a plurality of first electrodes configured to detect the unevenness of a surface of an object to be detected that comes into contact with or close to the first cover base and a switching element. At least the first electrodes are formed above the first alkali-free glass layer and in a transmissive area that passes an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Shoji Hinata, Toshinori Uehara, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Yuji Suzuki, Yasuhiro Kanaya
  • Publication number: 20210238024
    Abstract: A fluid pressure feeding device includes: a follower plate that is inserted into a tank, that applies a pressing force to a fluid, and that has an opening for pumping up the fluid from an inside of the tank; a pump having a primer plate configured to exhibit reciprocating movement to pump up the fluid in the tank into a pump internal space; and a position control unit configured to control a position of the primer plate within a range of the reciprocating movement. An outer shape of the primer plate substantially matches a shape of the opening of the follower plate, and the position control unit is configured such that the primer plate is positioned in the opening of the follower plate when the follower plate is taken out from the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, PYLES JAPAN Co., LTD., TOYOTA PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
    Inventors: Masahiro TASAKA, Kunimi ABIRU, Shoji SUZUKI, Takatoshi URASHI, Katsura HARA, Tomohiro TOKUNAGA, Naoki YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210090601
    Abstract: A disk for a magnetic recording apparatus. The disk includes a substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface, wherein the substrate has a substrate thickness. The disk includes a first coating layer disposed over the first surface of the substrate, wherein the first coating layer has a first coating layer thickness. The disk includes a second coating layer disposed over the second surface of the substrate, wherein the second coating layer has a second coating layer thickness. The disk has a disk thickness, wherein the disk thickness includes the substrate thickness. The maximum thickness difference between the first coating layer thickness and the second coating layer thickness is a function of the square of the disk thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Shoji Suzuki, John Michael Bianchini
  • Patent number: 9650247
    Abstract: A method for efficiently producing a high-purity metal hydride without contamination of other metals while initiating reaction rapidly is provided. A method for producing a metal hydride from a metal selected from the group consisting of Group 2 metals and Group 3 metals comprising: (A) charging the pressure resistant container with the metal, introducing hydrogen into the container, and heating the container to initiate reaction, wherein a gauge pressure (a) is set to 0.1 to 1.5 MPa, a heating temperature (b) is set to 50 to 250° C., and a product of the gauge pressure and the heating temperature, a×b, is set in the range of 20 to 100; (B) stopping the introduction of hydrogen to allow the reaction to proceed when the temperature in the reaction container is increased to a temperature higher by 10 to 100° C. than the heating temperature; (C) introducing hydrogen of 0.1 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ishimoto, Shoji Suzuki, Katsumi Matsui, Tomoki Hatsumori, Kazuhiko Tokoyoda
  • Publication number: 20160244328
    Abstract: A method for efficiently producing a high-purity metal hydride without contamination of other metals while initiating reaction rapidly is provided. A method for producing a metal hydride from a metal selected from the group consisting of Group 2 metals and Group 3 metals comprising: (A) charging the pressure resistant container with the metal, introducing hydrogen into the container, and heating the container to initiate reaction, wherein a gauge pressure (a) is set to 0.1 to 1.5 MPa, a heating temperature (b) is set to 50 to 250° C., and a product of the gauge pressure and the heating temperature, a×b, is set in the range of 20 to 100; (B) stopping the introduction of hydrogen to allow the reaction to proceed when the temperature in the reaction container is increased to a temperature higher by 10 to 100° C. than the heating temperature; (C) introducing hydrogen of 0.1 to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya ISHIMOTO, Shoji SUZUKI, Katsumi MATSUI, Tomoki HATSUMORI, Kazuhiko TOKOYODA
  • Patent number: 9309120
    Abstract: There is provided a method for efficiently producing a high-purity alkali metal nitride or alkaline earth metal nitride by simple processes. Specifically provided is a method for producing an alkali metal nitride, an alkaline earth metal nitride, or a composite thereof, the method including thermally decomposing one or more alkali metal amides or alkaline earth metal amides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoji Suzuki, Kazuhiko Tokoyoda, Tsutomu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9302913
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a high-purity metal nitride by simple processes with good yield. Specifically provided is a method for producing a metal nitride including heating a metal hydride under a nitrogen gas or an ammonia gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Tokoyoda, Shoji Suzuki, Tomoki Hatsumori
  • Patent number: 9189485
    Abstract: A predicted-failure-evidence diagnosing section for equipment that does not depend on the equipment and does not require knowledge of the equipment is provided. On the basis of a result of a predicted-abnormality-evidence diagnosis carried out by this section on time-series data gathered from the equipment, an allowable error used for compressing the gathered data can be set and managed in order to compress the data if the result of the diagnosis is normal or to restrict the compression of the data during a period in which an evidence of a predicted abnormality is detected. Thus, the amount of data stored in a memory can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Suzuki, Junsuke Fujiwara, Hideaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8834962
    Abstract: Methods for improving the strength of glass substrates are described. One such method for strengthening a glass disk substrate for a storage device includes immersing at least a portion of the glass substrate in a solution, the solution including a solvent and a coating material selected from the group consisting of NaOH, KOH, and KNO3, removing the glass substrate from the solution, allowing the solvent to evaporate from the glass substrate, and heating the glass substrate at a preselected temperature for a preselected duration, where the preselected temperature is sufficient to substantially melt the coating material and is less than a transition temperature of the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: WD Media, LLC
    Inventors: Shoji Suzuki, Chris Brisko
  • Patent number: 8790799
    Abstract: A method for forming a glass substrate comprises the steps of forming a glass blank with opposing substantially planar surfaces and at least one edge, coating the glass blank in silica-alumina nanoparticles, the silica-alumina nanoparticles comprising an inner core of silica with an outer shell of alumina, annealing the coated glass blank to form a conformal coating of silica-alumina around the glass blank, and polishing the coated glass blank to remove the conformal coating of silica-alumina from the opposing substantially planar surfaces thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: WD Media, LLC
    Inventor: Shoji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8649730
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a wireless communication apparatus (fixed terminal) resided in a fixed station side providing a wireless antenna, a wireless communication unit, a server processing unit, a task list, a data communication unit, a buffer management unit and a buffer, and a wireless data transport apparatus (mobile terminal) resided in a mobile station side providing the wireless antenna, the wireless communication unit, a server determination unit, a task list I/O unit, the task list, a client processing unit and the buffer, thereby, the mobile terminal receives the task list from the fixed terminal to communicate data with another fixed terminal and transports not only the data but also a data acknowledgement, and the fixed terminal creates the acknowledgement to use the acknowledgement to thereby control a creation and deletion of bulk data appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Yamada, Yoshihito Sato, Hideaki Suzuki, Shoji Suzuki, Tatsuya Maruyama, Junsuke Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8556566
    Abstract: Aspects of embodiments of the present invention are directed toward a method of stacking disk-shaped substrates for polishing without using a centering shaft and an apparatus for implementing the method. A stack of disk-shaped substrates can be concentrically aligned without contacting the inside circumferential surfaces of the disk-shaped substrates by applying pressure to the outside edges of the disk-shaped substrates in different lateral directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: WD Media, LLC
    Inventors: Shoji Suzuki, David A. Throckmorton
  • Patent number: 8487936
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a display unit uses a still character font and a scroll character font. The display unit can scroll through one or more images on a screen. The still character font is used for characters on a still screen. The scroll character font is used for characters on a scroll screen, and has the same characters as those of the still character font, the characters of the scroll character font having at least one different visual characteristic when compared to corresponding characters of the still character font.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Shoji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8464614
    Abstract: In a ratchet wrench handle, an operation piece is swingably supported by an axis in a handle head. Positive and reverse rotation claws are disposed on one and the other portions of a distal end surface of an operation piece. The operation piece is provided with a cam edge at its backward end surface. A pressing pin is provided in a switch member such that the pressing pin can freely move into and out of the switch member. The distal end of the pressing pin pressurely contacts with the cam edge through a force of a spring. The switch member is located on a line extended from an imaginary straight line running between the rotation axis of the rotation member and the axis of the operation piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Ko-Ken Tool Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130129600
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a high-purity metal nitride by simple processes with good yield. Specifically provided is a method for producing a metal nitride including heating a metal hydride under a nitrogen gas or an ammonia gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Tokoyoda, Shoji Suzuki, Tomoki Hatsumori
  • Publication number: 20130097128
    Abstract: An allowable error used for compressing time-series data can be set without knowledge of equipment. It is possible to prevent the data from being lost not only in the event of an abnormality, but also during a period in which an evidence of a predicted abnormality is detected. In addition, it is also possible to verify the properness of a set allowable error. Thus, the amount of data gathered and stored in a memory can be reduced without losing information required for detection of an evidence of a predicted abnormality occurring in the equipment of interest. As a result, it is possible to provide a time-series data diagnosing/compressing method capable of gathering time-series data with a high degree of efficiency and a data gathering/storing apparatus adopting the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Shoji Suzuki, Junsuke Fujiwara, Hideaki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20120308722
    Abstract: Methods for improving the strength of glass substrates are described. One such method for strengthening a glass disk substrate for a storage device includes immersing at least a portion of the glass substrate in a solution, the solution including a solvent and a coating material selected from the group consisting of NaOH, KOH, and KNO3, removing the glass substrate from the solution, allowing the solvent to evaporate from the glass substrate, and heating the glass substrate at a preselected temperature for a preselected duration, where the preselected temperature is sufficient to substantially melt the coating material and is less than a transition temperature of the glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: WD MEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: SHOJI SUZUKI, CHRIS BRISKO
  • Patent number: 8302081
    Abstract: The invention contemplates to improve versatility or flexibility of a system for managing a controller. In a data format converter, a computer constitutes reception unit for acquiring input information containing a program, etc, of a first data format and outputted from a programmer unit, direction extract unit for extracting a convert direction of a data format contained in the input information so acquired, data conversion rule acquisition unit for acquiring a conversion rule of a data format corresponding to the convert direction so extracted and convert execution means for converting the program, etc, of the first data format to a second data format. The program, etc, of the second data format converted is outputted to the controller. The program, etc, can be created in this way in an arbitrary data format different from the data format of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Yamada, Masahiko Saito, Shoji Suzuki, Hiromichi Endoh, Noritaka Matsumoto, Hirokazu Kasashima, Manabu Yamauchi