Patents by Inventor Takashi Hashimoto

Takashi Hashimoto 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: 20190218566
    Abstract: Four genes, A622, NBB1, PMT, and QPT, can be influenced for increasing nicotinic alkaloid levels in Nicotiana plants, as well as for synthesizing nicotinic alkaloids in non-nicotine producing plants and cells. In particular, overexpressing one or more of A622, NBB1, PMT, and QPT may be used to increase nicotine and nicotinic alkaloid levels in tobacco plants. Non-nicotine producing cells can be engineered to produce nicotine and related compounds by overexpressing A622 and NBB1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi HASHIMOTO, Masataka Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 10329042
    Abstract: For accurate housing of an object to be packed even in an unfixed box body, a packing apparatus includes a movable unit and a force detection part provided in the movable unit and houses an object to be packed in a box body formed from a packing material based on an output value of the force detection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nammoto, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Tomoki Harada, Koichi Hashimoto, Kengo Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190186993
    Abstract: In the voice coil motor and the interference spectrophotometer according to the invention, the angular deviation between the movable and fixed mirrors can always be suppressed to one second or less. The voice coil motor is provided with: a static unit 71 including a yoke 73 having a cylindrical part 73a fixed to the static unit 71 and a magnet 74 disposed in the cylindrical part 73a fixed to the static unit 71; a movable unit 72 including a circular coil 72b fixed thereto, the circular coil 72b disposed between the cylindrical part 73a of the yoke 73 and the magnet 74; and a power supply line 72c for connecting the coil 72b to a power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Hiromasa MARUNO, Naoji MORIYA, Toyoyuki HASHIMOTO, Takashi MURAMATSU, Hideaki KATSU
  • Publication number: 20190191160
    Abstract: An encoder which encodes image information includes memory and circuitry accessible to the memory. The circuitry binarizes a data value indicating the number of non-zero coefficients included in a current basic block which is one of one or more basic blocks in a frequency transform block, according to a conversion table, to encode the image information which includes the data value. When binarizing the data value, the circuitry selects the conversion table from a plurality of tables including two or more tables which differ from each other in difference between a longest bit length and a shortest bit length of a plurality of binary values associated with a plurality of data values, according to the position of the current basic block in the current frequency transform block which is the frequency transform block including the current basic block, and binarizes the data value according to the conversion table selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20190177559
    Abstract: A solvent-type gravure ink for a laminate according to the present invention contains a pigment, a binder resin, an organic solvent, and water. The solvent-type gravure ink contains 80 to 100 mass % in total of a polyurethane resin and a vinyl chloride copolymer resin in 100 mass % of the binder resin, and the mass ratio of polyurethane resin to vinyl chloride copolymer resin is 95:5 to 40:60. The solvent-type gravure ink contains 1 to 50 mass % of a structural unit derived from a polyether in 100 mass % of the polyurethane resin. The solvent-type gravure ink contains 0.1 to 15 mass % of a glycol ether-based organic solvent serving as the organic solvent and 0.1 to 5 mass % of the water in 100 mass % of the gravure ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Harunori NARIHIRO, Hideki YASUDA, Youichi HASHIMOTO, Takashi OKAMURA, Michihiro NODA, Michihisa KOFUJI
  • Publication number: 20190174131
    Abstract: An encoder includes memory and circuitry accessible to the memory. The circuitry accessible to the memory: switches whether or not to apply arithmetic encoding to a binary data string in which image information has been binarized; binarizes frequency transform coefficient information according to different binarization formats between when arithmetic encoding is applied to the binary data string and when arithmetic encoding is not applied to the binary data string; and binarizes a part or the entirety of prediction parameter information according to a binarization format which is common between when arithmetic encoding is applied to the binary data string and when arithmetic encoding is not applied to the binary data string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20190174132
    Abstract: An encoder which encodes image information includes memory and circuitry accessible to the memory. The circuitry accessible to the memory: encodes position information indicating the position of a specific basic block which is a basic block including a non-zero coefficient first in a predetermined scan order defined in a descending order of frequencies of one or more basic blocks included in a frequency transform block composed of a plurality of frequency transform coefficients; and encodes only block information indicating a plurality of frequency transform coefficients of each of the specific basic block and a following basic block in the predetermined scan order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takahiro NISHI, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Publication number: 20190174133
    Abstract: An encoder which encodes image information includes memory and circuitry accessible to the memory. The circuitry binarizes a data value indicating the number of non-zero coefficients included in a current basic block which is one of basic blocks in a frequency transform block composed of a plurality of frequency transform coefficients, according to a conversion table in which data values and binary values are associated with each other, to encode the image information which includes the data value. When binarizing the data value, the circuitry (160) selects the conversion table from tables including a first table which includes association with a data value indicating 0 as the number of non-zero coefficients and a second table which does not include association with a data value indicating 0 as the number of non-zero coefficients, and binarizes the data value according to the conversion table selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyofumi ABE, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Takahiro NISHI, Tadamasa TOMA
  • Patent number: 10309967
    Abstract: Methods of diagnosing, confirming a diagnosis of, and determining a predisposition for a bipolar disorder in a subject are provided. An amount of at least one of biomarker from the cerebrospinal fluid and/or serum of a subject is measured, for example, isocitric acid. The amount of the at least one biomarker can be compared with a control amount of the at least one biomarker in a corresponding sample collected from a subject without the bipolar disorder. An increase or decrease in the amount of the particular biomarker or biomarkers measured can be indicative that the subject has the bipolar disorder or a predisposition for the bipolar disorder. Methods of identifying a compound for preventing and/or treating a bipolar disorder are also provided based on the expression level of an isocitric acid dehydrogenase 3 alpha and/or beta-subunit gene, and/or based on one or more metabolite biomarker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: National University Corporation Chiba University
    Inventors: Kenji Hashimoto, Takashi Futamura, Noriko Yoshimi, Takeo Yoshikawa, Yoshimi Iwayama, Mikael Landen
  • Patent number: 10300542
    Abstract: A controller controls cutting of simultaneously cutting wafers by performing electrical discharge machining while moving a workpiece relative to cutting wire sections in a direction at right angles to the cutting wire sections in a plane perpendicular to the axial direction of main guide rollers and leaving a connection at which a part of each wafer that has been incompletely cut is still connected to the workpiece, and shape correction of causing the cutting wire sections to perform scanning while performing electrical discharge machining along a path of the cutting wire sections in a cutting direction at the time of the cutting to simultaneously correct the shape of a plurality of cut surfaces that are cut at the time of the cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetaka Miyake, Takashi Hashimoto, Takashi Yuzawa
  • Patent number: 10302046
    Abstract: An ozone generator and an internal combustion engine with the ozone generator that can raise ozone additive rate of whole intake air, while suppressing pressure loss in the intake pipe from increasing. The internal combustion engine with an ozone generator includes a tubular intake pipe, through an inner region of which air flows, an ozone generator having an electrode plate that makes ozone and is disposed in the inner region or in the intake pipe, and a limiter that limits the flow of air in the inner region of the intake pipe; the electrode plate has a planar dielectric and high-voltage-side and low-voltage-side electrodes adhered and fixed to the dielectric and is formed in a shape of a plate extending in a direction in which air flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Wada, Takahiro Inoue, Taichiro Tamida, Yasutaka Inanaga, Takashi Hashimoto, Koji Wada, Tetsuya Honda
  • Publication number: 20190153462
    Abstract: Four genes, A622, NBB1, PMT, and QPT, can be influenced for increasing nicotinic alkaloid levels in Nicotiana plants, as well as for synthesizing nicotinic alkaloids in non-nicotine producing plants and cells. In particular, overexpressing one or more of A622, NBB1, PMT, and QPT may be used to increase nicotine and nicotinic alkaloid levels in tobacco plants. Non-nicotine producing cells can be engineered to produce nicotine and related compounds by overexpressing A622 and NBB1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: TAKASHI HASHIMOTO, Masataka Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 10287596
    Abstract: MPO1 and MPO2 can be regulated for either decreasing or increasing alkaloid levels in plants, in particular in Nicotiana plants. In particular, suppressing or overexpressing one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used to decrease or increase nicotine and nicotinic alkaloid levels in tobacco plants. Suppression or overexpression of one or more of MPO1 and MPO2 may be used in combination with modification of expression of other genes encoding enzymes on the nicotinic alkaloid biosynthetic pathway such as A622, NBB1, PMT, and QPT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Akira Kato
  • Patent number: 10290078
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes circuitry that converts user voices that are input into a string of characters reflecting a statement made with the user voices, retrieves one or more items of information related to the string, stores the information being retrieved associated with identification information indicating a retrieval time when the information is retrieved, draws a graphical image including the information being stored on a projection target image to be projected by a projector, and controls the projector to project the projection target image including the graphical image, the graphical image having a size that is determined in accordance with the identification information associated with the information included in the graphical image being projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Fujiyama, Takashi Ishida, Naoto Tsuruoka, Kyoko Hashimoto, Shin Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10291871
    Abstract: Pixels output a first signal based on signal charge of a part of photoelectric conversion units of multiple photoelectric conversion units, and a second signal based on signal charge of multiple photoelectric conversion units. An imaging apparatus outputs signals based on the first signals and signals based on the second signals by reducing the number of signals based on the first signals as compared to the number of signals based on the second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji Hashimoto, Atsushi Furubayashi, Takeru Suzuki, Kazuhiro Sonoda, Daisuke Yoshida, Hirofumi Totsuka, Takashi Muto, Yasushi Matsuno
  • Publication number: 20190134940
    Abstract: To provide a cover member excellent in edge safety, and a display device in which said cover member is used. A cover member which covers a display panel of a display device and which has a front surface that does not face the display panel and a rear surface that faces the display panel, said cover member being a laminate in which a first glass plate constituting said front surface and a second glass plate constituting said rear surface are bonded via an intermediate film interposed therebetween, wherein the first glass plate has a first inside chamfer which is a chamfer on the intermediate film side, and the first inside chamfer and the second glass plate or the intermediate film are bonded by a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi INOUE, Yasuhiro INOUE, Kyohei HASHIMOTO, Takashi SHIBUYA
  • Publication number: 20190078520
    Abstract: A change amount per unit time of an engine output command for controlling engine output of an internal combustion engine is calculated as an engine output increasing rate, and a power supply device is controlled so that power corresponding to the calculated engine output increasing rate is supplied to a combustion promoter generation device. The combustion promoter generation device generates a combustion promoter through the power supplied from the power supply device to supply the combustion promoter to a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine, and a generation amount of the combustion promoter increases as the supplied power increases. In this manner, the generation amount of the combustion promoter is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro INOUE, Taichiro TAMIDA, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Noboru WADA, Akira NAKAGAWA, Tomokazu SAKASHITA, Tetsuya HONDA
  • Patent number: 10220459
    Abstract: To perform highly accurate cutting according to stable power feed from a machining power supply, a wire electric discharge machining apparatus includes a wire wound over main guide rollers a plurality of times to simultaneously perform a plurality of kinds of cutting. Wire laying work for a plurality of the wires on power feed elements is reduced, uniform power is fed to cutting wire sections, stable machining is intended, and according to alignment positions, for each of units, a plurality of the power feed elements are aligned to correspond to a wire parallel arrangement interval of the cutting wire sections set as power feed targets and are disposed to feed power to the cutting wire sections with an interval of at least every other cutting wire section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetaka Miyake, Atsushi Itokazu, Takashi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10212442
    Abstract: The image encoding apparatus which encodes, on a per block basis, a current picture included in a moving picture includes: an encoder which outputs a first encoded stream including, in the following arrangement order, (i) slice data obtained by encoding a slice included in the current picture and including a plurality of block lines and (ii) a slice header including information indicating a code amount of each of the plurality of block lines; and an exchanger which exchanges arrangement positions of the slice data and the slice header in the first encoded stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kusakabe, Kiyofumi Abe, Hideyuki Ohgose, Shinji Kitamura, Takashi Hashimoto, Yuki Maruyama, Tatsuro Juri
  • Patent number: 10201182
    Abstract: Two genes, A622 and NBB1, can be influenced to achieve a decrease of nicotinic alkaloid levels in plants. In particular, suppression of one or both of A622 and NBB1 may be used to decrease nicotine in tobacco plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Akira Kato