Patents by Inventor Takahiro Yamamoto

Takahiro Yamamoto 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: 10378011
    Abstract: An oligonucleotide having improved affinity for AGO2 is disclosed. The oligonucleotide has a nucleotide residue or a nucleoside residue represented by formula (I) wherein X1 is an oxygen atom or the like, R1 is formula (IIA), wherein R5A is halogen or the like, and R6A is a hydrogen atom or the like, or formula (IVA) wherein Y3A is a nitrogen atom or the like, and Y4A is CH or the like, or the like, R2 is a hydrogen atom, hydroxy, halogen, or optionally substituted lower alkoxy, and R3 is a hydrogen atom or the like at the 5? end thereof, and the nucleotide residue or the nucleoside residue binds to an adjacent nucleotide residue through the oxygen atom at position 3. A method for improving the knockdown activity of an oligonucleotide wherein the oligonucleotide has a knockdown activity against an mRNA encoding a protein involved in a disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KYOWA HAKKO KIRIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumikazu Shinohara, Asana Makino, Junichiro Yamamoto, Taiji Oashi, Michihiko Suzuki, Jun-ichi Saito, Takahiro Nakajima, Tomoyuki Nishikawa, Masayoshi Nakoji, Yuichi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190246033
    Abstract: A medical image acquisition system includes an imaging device and an image processing device. The imaging device includes: an imaging unit configured to receive light and convert the light into an electric signal so as to generate the imaging signal; an optical unit including a focus mechanism moving one or a plurality of lenses so as to adjust a focal point position, and configured to form an optical image on the imaging unit; a memory configured to store therein unique information of the imaging device; and an auto focus controller configured to totally control the imaging device. The image processing device includes an auto focus evaluation unit configured to perform focusing evaluation based on the imaging signal, and the auto focus controller controls driving of the focus mechanism by referring to the unique information in accordance with an evaluation result by the auto focus evaluation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190243553
    Abstract: A data set is constructed from a first given number of data elements configured from a plurality of data and redundant data corresponding to the plurality of data. The first given number of data elements are deployed in a distributed relationship into a first given number of first nodes. When an instruction to increase the number of data elements of the data set from the first given number by a second given number, the data set is reconstructed using, as new data elements, the first given number of data elements and a second given number of zero data. A controller deploys the data elements of the reconstructed data set in a distributed relationship into the first nodes and the second given number of second nodes while zero data or redundant data are deployed into the second nodes from among the data elements of the reconstructed data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro YAMAMOTO, Hiroaki AKUTSU
  • Patent number: 10371552
    Abstract: To improve measurement stability of a flow rate detection unit in a physical quantity detection device, a periphery of a synthetic resin material is provided with a protruding section protruding to a cover side. A physical quantity detection device includes a housing, a front cover fixed to the housing, a circuit board housed in the housing, a flow rate detection unit that detects, in a sub-path, the flow rate of a gas to be measured by being attached to the circuit board, a connecting wire that electrically connects the flow rate detection unit to the circuit board, and a synthetic resin material that seals a connecting wire-included connection portion between the circuit board and the flow rate detection unit, the front cover having a protruding section covering at least a part of the synthetic resin material by protruding into the sub-path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Miki, Hiroaki Hoshika, Takayuki Yogo, Takahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10372183
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a storage-battery evaluation device includes: a data generator and a deterioration evaluator. The data generator generates a plurality of data items including charge amounts and voltage values of an energy storage device based on current values and the voltage values measured from the energy storage device, the energy storage device being subjected to charge/discharge control in accordance with charge/discharge command values. The deterioration evaluator evaluates a deterioration state of the energy storage device based on a distribution of the voltage values included in the data items the charge amounts of which belong to a first charge-amount range when it is detected that a distribution of first charge/discharge command values satisfies a predetermined condition, the first charge/discharge command values being the charge/discharge command values at which the data items the charge amounts of which belong to the first charge-amount range is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamamoto, Shinichiro Kosugi, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Masatake Sakuma, Takahisa Wada, Toru Ezawa, Takenori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10374269
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of battery stacks integrated by stacking a plurality of unit batteries, a fluid passage where fluid flows for cooling the unit batteries disposed between the battery stacks, a blower for circulating the fluid in the fluid passage, and a plurality of heat conducting plates. The heat conducting plate is thermally connected to an outer casing of the unit batteries constituting the battery stacks adjacent to each other, and disposed so as to constitute a plurality of cooled portions of which parts thereof exist in the fluid passage. The battery pack includes a passage forming member that demarcates the fluid passage as an independent passage from the area near the outer casing of the unit battery, and includes a partition wall for supporting the heat conducting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Uchiyama, Ryuichiro Shinkai, Yoshimitsu Inoue, Takahiro Souki, Kouhei Yamamoto, Kouhei Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Goto
  • Publication number: 20190232830
    Abstract: A vehicle seat having a seat cushion and ottoman pillars attached to the seat cushion, the seat cushion can be formed in a compact manner. The vehicle seat (S) comprises a cushion frame (F1) including a pair of cushion side frames (85), a cushion front member (86) connecting front ends of the cushion side frames with each other and a cushion rear member (87). The cushion front member is provided with a pair of recesses (143) extending in a fore and aft direction, and a pair of pillar support portions (141) extending in the fore and aft direction are received in and bonded to the respective recesses, the ottoman including a pair of ottoman pillars (135) inserted into the respective pillar support portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Shinya Aita, Hirotaka Takei, Masahiko Yamamoto, Shingo Kimata, Shigekazu Otake, Takahiro Mitsui, Masashi Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190233923
    Abstract: A rod includes a first rod section occupying a predetermined region in a longitudinal direction, and a second rod section occupying a region different from the first rod section in the longitudinal direction. The first rod section has composition including A% by mass of cobalt, 0 to 1% by mass of chromium, 0 to 0.5% by mass of vanadium, and remainder of tungsten carbide and unavoidable impurities. The second rod section has composition including B% by mass of cobalt, 0 to 1% by mass of chromium, 0 to 0.5% by mass of vanadium, and remainder of tungsten carbide and unavoidable impurities. Contents of cobalt in the first rod section and the second rod section satisfy a relationship of 1% by mass?B<A?20% by mass. The second rod section has a length of 10 to 1000% with respect to the first rod section in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamakawa, Eiji Yamamoto, Hiroaki Gotou, Yoshimitsu Sawazono, Katsuya Uchino
  • Publication number: 20190235792
    Abstract: A capacity control module which manages a physical storage area provided by each of storage devices in a cluster by dividing the physical storage area into a physical storage area having a predetermined size, in a plurality of storage nodes configuring a storage system, and, a storage control module which receives an I/O request from a higher-level device are provided, two storage control modules, which are arranged in different storage nodes and configure a redundancy configuration, are managed as a storage control module pair, the capacity control module preferentially allocates each of the physical storage areas in the vicinity of an arrangement destination of each of the storage control modules configuring the storage control module pair, to the storage control module pair, and storage data is read from or is written on the physical storage area, according to a command applied from the storage control module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Shintaro ITO, Yuko MATSUI, Masakuni AGETSUMA, Hideo SAITO, Takeru CHIBA, Takahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10367944
    Abstract: A conference assistance system and method for assisting a user in utilizing conference-related information, each of which: receives input of voice or writing of at least one meeting participant; determines whether text data representing the received voice or writing is to be used by the conference assistance system to generate assistance information, to generate a determination result; when the determination result indicates that the text data is to be used, generates, based on the text data, assistance information for assisting the meeting participant; and controls a display to display the generated assistance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yorichika Ishiyama, Hiroyuki Kimbara, Masaaki Kagawa, Jun Murata, Takahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10359967
    Abstract: A computer system includes a plurality of computer nodes communicating with each other via a network. Each of the plurality of computer nodes includes a local storage and at least one virtual machine. Each of the plurality of computer nodes transfers write data for the local storage to at least one different computer node for redundancy. A computer included in the computer system is configured to: obtain information indicating a write load amount of a first virtual machine; obtain information indicating remaining writable space of a local storage of a destination computer node among the plurality of computer nodes; and determine whether or not the first virtual machine should be transferred to the destination computer node, based on the write load amount of the first virtual machine and the remaining writable space of the destination computer node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Akutsu, Akira Yamamoto, Takahiro Yamamoto, Yoshinori Ohira
  • Publication number: 20190216301
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including: an autofocus control section configured to execute an autofocus operation by moving at least one optical member; and an autofocus operation determination section configured to determine whether it is possible for the autofocus operation to bring biological tissue into focus, the biological tissue serving as an object. In a case where the autofocus operation determination section determines that it is not possible for the autofocus operation to bring the object into focus, the autofocus control section moves the at least one optical member to a predicted focal position set in advance in accordance with a purpose of imaging to make it possible to further improve convenience of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Sakae OKAZAKI, Hirotaka HIRANO, Takahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10342819
    Abstract: An oligonucleotide having a nucleotide residue or a nucleoside residue represented by formula (I) {wherein X1 is an oxygen atom or the like, R1 is formula (IIA) (wherein R5A is halogen or the like, and R6A is a hydrogen atom or the like), formula (IVA) (wherein Y3A is a nitrogen atom or the like, and Y4A is CH or the like), or the like, R2 is a hydrogen atom, hydroxy, halogen, or optionally substituted lower alkoxy, and R3 is a hydrogen atom or the like, or formula (VI) (wherein n2 is 1, 2 or 3)} at the 5? end thereof, wherein the nucleotide residue or the nucleoside residue binds to an adjacent nucleotide residue through the oxygen atom at position 3, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KYOWA HAKKO KIRIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumikazu Shinohara, Asana Makino, Junichiro Yamamoto, Takahiro Nakajima, Taiji Oashi, Michihiko Suzuki, Jun-ichi Saito, Tomoyuki Nishikawa, Masayoshi Nakoji, Yuichi Takahashi, Yasuo Kouda
  • Publication number: 20190206744
    Abstract: A substrate including an insulating layer, a semiconductor layer, and an insulating film stacked on a semiconductor substrate and having a trench filled with an element isolation portion is provided. After removal of the insulating film from a bulk region by a first dry etching, the semiconductor layer is removed from the bulk region by a second dry etching. Then, the insulating film in an SOI region and the insulating layer in the bulk region are removed. A gas containing a fluorocarbon gas is used for first dry etching. The etching thickness of the element isolation portion by a first dry etching is at least equal to the sum of the thicknesses of the insulating film just before starting the first dry etching and the semiconductor layer just before starting the first dry etching. After first dry etching and before second dry etching, oxygen plasma treatment is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro MARUYAMA, Yoshiki YAMAMOTO, Toshiya SAITOH
  • Publication number: 20190191967
    Abstract: A flexible robotic endoscopy slave system includes an endoscope body and a flexible elongate shaft extending therefrom into which at least one tendon driven robotic endoscopic instrument is insertable; a docking station with which the endoscope body is releasably dockable; and a translation mechanism for selectively longitudinally displacing the endoscopic instrument(s) within the flexible elongate shaft when the endoscope body is docked. The translation mechanism can carry and selectively displace actuators that drive each robotic endoscopic instrument by way of tendons. At least one degree of freedom (DOF) of robotic instrument motion is controlled by a pair of actuators and a corresponding pair of tendons. Actuation engagement structures releasably couple the actuators to an adapter structure for driving each endoscopic instrument. Tendon pretensioning can occur automatically under programmable control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Tomonori Yamamoto, Isaac David Penny, Christopher Lee Shih Hao Sam Soon, Hoang-ha Tran, Tae Zar Lwin, Tsun En Tan, Naoyuki Naito, Takahiro Kobayashi, Makio Oishi
  • Publication number: 20190192251
    Abstract: To reduce more load related to the correction of deformation of an observation image that is caused by an error between a plurality of imaging sections. A medical stereoscopic observation device includes: an acquisition section configured to acquire, from an imaging unit including a first imaging section configured to capture a left-eye image and a second imaging section configured to capture a right-eye image, correction data for correcting an error related to capturing of an image between the first imaging section and the second imaging section, the imaging unit being rotatably held by a support section; and a correction section configured to correct a difference of parallax between the left-eye image and the right-eye image on a basis of the correction data, using a position corresponding to a rotation axis of the imaging unit as a reference position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masataka KADO, Tomonori ISHIKAWA, Gakuji HIGUCHI, Hiroshi USHIRODA, Takahiro YAMAMOTO, Masashige KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190191565
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes an electronic component mounted on a multilayer ceramic substrate. The electronic component includes a connection terminal on the mounting surface side thereof, the connection terminal having an end with a rounded convex shape when viewed in cross section. The multilayer ceramic substrate includes a recessed portion at a position corresponding to the connection terminal, the recessed portion having a rounded concave shape when viewed in cross section, and a surface electrode disposed on at least part of the recessed portion and electrically connected to the connection terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro Oka, Yuki Takemori, Kazuo Kishida, Hiromichi Kawakami, Yukio Yamamoto, Kensuke Otake
  • Publication number: 20190167080
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: an imaging device detachably connected to an eyepiece unit of an endoscope inserted into a subject, the endoscope taking a subject image inside the subject from a distal end thereof, and the imaging device being configured to capture the subject image taken by the endoscope; a detection area setting unit configured to set a detection area in the captured image captured by the imaging device; a detection processing unit configured to execute, based on an image in the detection area in the captured image, a detection process for calculating an evaluation value of the image; and a subject image determining unit configured to determine a size of the subject image in the captured image, wherein the detection area setting unit changes an area of the entire detection area based on a determination result of the subject image determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hirofumi MURASE, Takahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190169240
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to, by analyzing PPR proteins that act to bind to DNA with a prediction that RNA recognition rules of PPR motifs can also be used for recognition of DNA, find a PPR protein showing such a characteristic. According to the present invention, it was revealed that, with a protein that can bind in a DNA base-selective manner or a DNA base sequence-specific manner, which contains one or more, preferably 2 to 30, more preferably 5 to 25, most preferably 9 to 15, of PPR motifs having a structure of the following formula 1 (wherein, in the formula 1, Helix A is a part that can form an ?-helix structure; X does not exist, or is a part consisting of 1 to 9 amino acids; Helix B is a part that can form an ?-helix structure; and L is a part consisting of 2 to 7 amino acids), and having a specific combination of amino acids corresponding to a DNA base or DNA base sequence as amino acids of three positions of No. 1 A.A., No. 4 A.A., in Helix A of the formula 1 and No. “ii” (?2) A.A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NAT'L UNIVERSITY CORPORATION, HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takashi Yamamoto, Tetsushi Sakuma, Takahiro Nakamura, Yusuke Yagi, Yasuyuki Okawa
  • Patent number: 10310018
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a simulation-signal generation device includes a charge/discharge-condition acquirer to acquire a charge/discharge condition of an energy-storage system; a signal-characteristic-amount acquirer to acquire a plurality of charge/discharge-signal characteristic amounts for the energy-storage system; a characteristic-signal generation processor to generate a plurality of characteristic signals respectively having the plurality of charge/discharge signal characteristic amounts, based on the plurality of charge/discharge signal characteristic amounts; and a simulation-signal generator to synthesize the plurality of characteristic signals to generate a simulation signal serving as a command signal of charge/discharge for the energy-storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masatake Sakuma, Takahiro Yamamoto, Takenori Kobayashi