Takashi Okada 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).
Abstract: Provided is a zoom lens including: a positive first unit; a negative second unit; a positive third unit; a positive fourth unit; a positive fifth unit; and a sixth unit, wherein the first unit is moved toward the object side for zooming from wide angle end to telephoto end, and an interval between each pair of adjacent units is changed for zooming, wherein the fifth unit is moved for focusing, and wherein a focal length at wide angle end, a focal length of the fifth unit, an F-number of the zoom lens at wide angle end, a total length at wide angle end, a distance from a lens surface on the object side of the fifth unit to an image plane at wide angle end at infinity, and a movement amount of the fifth unit for zooming from wide angle end to telephoto end at infinity are appropriately set.
Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate electrode on a substrate, a gate insulating film on the gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor film via the gate insulating film on the gate electrode, a source electrode and a drain electrode on the oxide semiconductor film, a protective film provided on the source electrode and the drain electrode; and a conductive layer provided on the protective film and overlapped on the oxide semiconductor layer. The protective film includes a first silicon oxide film and a first silicon nitride film. The first oxide film is in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer. The gate insulating film includes a second silicon nitride film and a second silicon oxide film. The second silicon oxide film is in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer. The oxide semiconductor layer has a first region located between the source electrode and the drain electrode in a plan view.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a vector capable of oligodendrocyte-specifically suppressing expression of the PLP1 gene for treating PMD caused by abnormality of the PLP1 gene, and a promoter and miRNA therefor, and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the vector. The oligodendrocyte-specific promoter of the present invention comprises a nucleic acid having a sequence identity of at least 90% to a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1. The miRNA of the present invention specific to the PLP1 gene comprises a pair of nucleotide sequences consisting of a specific antisense sequence and sense sequence.
February 6, 2019
March 25, 2021
NATIONAL CENTER OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, NIPPON MEDICAL SCHOOL FOUNDATION, DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
Abstract: When terminal identification information TI of one terminal device used by a user among two or more terminal devices is newly stored in a memory of a host device together with user identification information UI (S3a), an examination part examines, in the memory of the host device, a presence or absence of terminal identification information (terminal identification information TI-p) corresponding to the user identification information UI, excluding terminal identification information TI and terminal identification information corresponding to a terminal device that is currently used by the user (S11). When the terminal identification information TI-p exists, a management part performs control to transmit predetermined instruction information together with the terminal identification information TI-p to the two or more terminal devices (S12).
Abstract: A charging system includes a charging station having: a base underwater; a pole extending in an upper-lower direction; and a power supplying portion. An AUV includes: an underwater main body; a power receiving portion; a holding device including a pair of guide and holding portions, the pair of guide portions guides the pole to a holding position after the pole contacts the guide portions from a proceeding-direction, the holding portion holds the pole to be rotatable relative to the pole; a thrust generating apparatus generates in a horizontal direction; and a control device controls the thrust generating apparatus. A light emitter at one of the base and the underwater main body, and a light receiver is provided at the other. The control device controls the thrust so the underwater main body reaches a rotational position where the light receiver receives light emitted, the rotational position set relative to the pole.
Abstract: An identification device of the present invention determines authenticity of an article with an anti-counterfeiting medium varying in a pattern of observed light depending on changes in light characteristics of radiated light, using the anti-counterfeiting medium. The identification device includes a similarity calculation unit that determines the degrees of similarity between a plurality of captured image data of the anti-counterfeiting medium obtained with differences in the light characteristics of the radiated light and reference image data corresponding to the light characteristics; and an authenticity determination unit that determines whether the degrees of similarity determined for the individual light characteristics exceed thresholds set corresponding to the individual light characteristics to make an authenticity determination on whether the anti-counterfeiting medium is genuine.
September 11, 2018
Date of Patent:
March 9, 2021
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
Takashi Okada, Tomohito Masuda, Eri Miyamoto, Kota Aono, Shogo Fujita
Abstract: An active-energy-ray-curable composition including a pigment, a polymerizable compound, and a pigment-adsorptive component is provided. The pigment is at least one selected from the group consisting of strontium titanate, calcium titanate, zinc sulfide, and zinc oxide. The polymerizable compound contains an acrylamide compound (A1) having a specific ester structure.
Abstract: The movement of the vehicle is controlled so that the travel time does not become long while reducing the fuel consumption of the vehicle. A vehicle control device 1 that automatically controls a speed of a vehicle is configured to include an acceleration/deceleration pattern setting unit 22 that sets a plurality of acceleration/deceleration patterns including acceleration and deceleration in a traveling scheduled zone and sets the speed to be the same in a region between an acceleration region and a deceleration region in each acceleration/deceleration pattern based on traveling history in a traveling scheduled zone.
Abstract: An EUV chamber apparatus includes: a chamber; a target generation unit configured to output a target toward a predetermined region inside the chamber; a gas nozzle through which gas is supplied into the chamber; and a shroud including a first flow path through which a first cooling medium circulates and surrounding at least part of the trajectory of the target inside the chamber.
Abstract: To provide a pesticidal solid composition which is excellent in the controlling effects with reduced labor in application operation with a smaller dose. A pesticidal solid composition, which comprises a solution having cyclaniliprole or its salt and an anionic surfactant dissolved in a polar solvent (component (1)), an oil-absorbing powder (component (2)) and a granular carrier (component (3)) (the anionic surfactant is described in the specification); and the component (1) is absorbed into or attached to at least one of the components (2) and (3).
Abstract: An identification device according to the present invention that performs authenticity determination of an article provided with an anti-counterfeiting medium whose observed light pattern changes depending on an observation angle includes a similarity calculating unit that calculates a degree of similarity between captured image data of the anti-counterfeiting medium and reference image data; an authenticity determination unit that performs authenticity determination as to whether the anti-counterfeiting medium is genuine or not on the basis of whether the degree of similarity exceeds a predetermined threshold or not; and a match-percentage notification unit that notifies a match-percentage indicative of a degree of match between an imaging viewpoint for imaging the anti-counterfeiting medium and a reference imaging viewpoint which is predefined as the imaging viewpoint for the captured image data used for authenticity determination.
September 11, 2018
Date of Patent:
January 12, 2021
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
Takashi Okada, Tomohito Masuda, Eri Miyamoto, Kota Aono, Shogo Fujita
Abstract: One disadvantage of adeno-associated virus (AAV) is low gene expression efficiency due to delayed expression of the inserted gene. Provided is a vector plasmid for producing a vector genome to be inserted into an adeno-associated virus (AAV). The vector plasmid is provided with a vector genome cassette as a template of the vector genome, and the vector genome cassette is provided with: (1) an expression cassette including a nucleic acid molecule encoding a target gene and (b) a nucleic acid molecule encoding an expression regulatory region that allows expression of the target gene; and (2) two nucleic acid molecules positioned on both sides of the expression cassette and encoding inverted terminal repeats (ITRs). Also provided is a pharmaceutical composition containing the AVV vector, for treating or preventing an eye disease or disease associated with same.
Abstract: An identification device includes, an imaging condition determinator configured to determine an imaging condition as to whether or not an optical change in the anti-counterfeit medium is imageable from an observation angle that is an angle of captured image data in an imaging direction with respect to a reference line on an observation object surface of the anti-counterfeit medium being designed such that an observed pattern of light varies as the observation angle varies, a similarity calculator configured to obtain similarity between the captured image data and correct image data generated from the optical change corresponding to the observation angle when it is determined that the optical change is imageable under the imaging condition; and an authenticity determinator configured to perform authenticity determination as to whether or not the anti-counterfeit medium is correct based on whether or not the similarity exceeds a preset similarity threshold.
Abstract: Example implementations described herein involve a system for predicting vehicle behavior with a higher efficiency which can reduce the number of sensors and the amount of data needed for vehicle control systems. Example implementations described herein can be used for any type of vehicle control system, such as a powertrain control system, an adaptive cruise control system, an autonomous driving system, because the target vehicle to be predicted can be replaced to a preceding vehicle, a surrounding vehicle, and an ego vehicle.
Abstract: This vehicle seat device is equipped with a position detection unit which detects the movement position of a vehicle seat. The position detection unit is equipped with a forward direction counting unit and a reverse direction counting unit. The forward direction counting unit counts, in a forward direction, pulse edges during the driving of a motor and pulse edges during the time interval in which the motor current changes from a first polarity to a second polarity opposite to the first polarity due to driving of the motor being stopped. The reverse direction counting unit counts, in a reverse direction opposite to the forward direction, the pulse edges during the time interval in which the motor current changes from the second polarity to the first polarity after driving of the motor is stopped.
Abstract: A curable composition is provided comprising an acrylamide compound represented by the following general formula (1): wherein, X represents a branched alkylene group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms, and Y represents the following general formula (2): wherein, R represents an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and * represents a binding site with X.
Abstract: A tire 1 includes shoulder regions 4 each provided with first lateral grooves 7 and second lateral grooves 8. Each of the first lateral grooves 7 includes an inner portion 11 that extends axially outwardly from an inner end (7i) arranged axially outside a crown main groove 3 with a space therebetween and obliquely at an angle ?1 with respect to the tire axial direction, and an outer portion 12 that extends obliquely at an angle ?2 smaller than the angle ?1 with respect to the tire axial direction so as to cross a tread edge (Te). Each of the second lateral grooves 8 is arranged between adjacent first lateral grooves and extends axially outwardly from an inner end (8i) thereof arranged axially outside the crown main groove and obliquely in the same direction as the first lateral grooves 7 so as to terminate without reaching the tread edge (Te).
Abstract: Retinal detachment sometimes occurs during the aging process of retinal degeneration 6 model mouse (rd6 model mouse). The present invention provides a method for obtaining a retinal degeneration (rd) model mouse having a low risk of causing retinal detachment, including: acquiring tissue data about a retinal tissue in an rd model mouse by using a retinal examination means; determining whether or not the tissue data meets an evaluation criterion; and selecting the rd model mouse, the tissue data of which meets the evaluation criterion.
Abstract: To provide an active-energy-ray-curable composition including a compound represented by General Formula (I) below: where in the General Formula (I), R is hydrogen or a methyl group; A is a structure expressed by one selected from the group consisting of Structural Formulas (II) to (VII) below, each of which may have a substituent such as an alkyl group or an alkoxy group, or both; j and k in the Structural Formulas (VI) and (VII) are an integer of 0 or more; X denotes a substituent including a heteroatom; n is an integer of 0 or more, m is an integer of 1 or more, and n+m is 3 or more, or n is an integer of 0 and m is an integer of 2; and wavy lines in the Structural Formulas (II) to (VII) each independently denote a bond with X or a (meth)acryloyl group (H2C?CR—C(?O)—):