Patents by Inventor Tohru Nakagawa

Tohru Nakagawa 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: 10407731
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials related to assessing male mammals (e.g., humans) with prostate cancer. For example, methods and materials for predicting (1) which patients, at the time of PSA reoccurrence, will later develop systemic disease, (2) which patients, at the time of retropubic radial prostatectomy, will later develop systemic disease, and (3) which patients, at the time of systemic disease, will later die from prostate cancer are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: George G. Klee, Robert B. Jenkins, Thomas M. Kollmeyer, Karla V. Ballman, Eric J. Bergstralh, Bruce W. Morlan, S. Keith Anderson, Tohru Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20190047015
    Abstract: An displacement-expansion mechanism and a liquid-coating apparatus including the same can achieve high-speed and stable control of coating of high-viscosity liquid materials. The liquid-coating apparatus, includes: (a) a nozzle hole from which a liquid material is discharged; (b) a supply flow channel that supplies the liquid material to the nozzle hole; (c) a plunger that reciprocates in contact with the liquid material inside the supply flow channel; (d) a displacement-expansion mechanism that displaces the plunger; and (e) an actuator that displaces the displacement-expansion mechanism, wherein at least either of contact parts of the displacement-expansion mechanism and the actuator has a curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUKI FUKADA, TOHRU NAKAGAWA, HIDEHIRO YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180312926
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials related to assessing male mammals (e.g., humans) with prostate cancer. For example, methods and materials for predicting (1) which patients, at the time of PSA reoccurrence, will later develop systemic disease, (2) which patients, at the time of retropubic radial prostatectomy, will later develop systemic disease, and (3) which patients, at the time of systemic disease, will later die from prostate cancer are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: George G. Klee, Robert B. Jenkins, Thomas M. Kollmeyer, Karla V. Ballman, Eric J. Bergstralh, Bruce W. Morlan, S. Keith Anderson, Tohru Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10112389
    Abstract: In a common chamber (102) for distributing, to respective pressure chambers (211), an ink supplied from the ink inlet (101), resistant walls (111) are provided in areas that are located ahead and behind of the flow of the ink, i.e., areas around inlets of flow channels (221) that lead to respective pressure chambers (211), and any resistance against the flow of the ink is generated according to the heights of the resistant walls (111), thereby capturing a solid ingredient (150) included in the ink. In this case, by adjusting the heights of the resistant walls (111) to control capabilities of introducing the solid ingredient (150), it becomes possible to dispense desired amounts of the solid ingredient (150) to the respective pressure chamber (211).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Yamamoto, Kazuki Fukada, Tohru Nakagawa, Kazunobu Irie, Takeshi Kita, Hidehiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10086648
    Abstract: A bearing device for a wheel has a stem shaft of an outer joint member of a constant-velocity universal joint fit and inserted in a hole of a hub wheel, the stem shaft and hub wheel being coupled through an intermediation of a recess-projection fitting structure. Projections extending in an axial direction are provided on one of the stem shaft and an inner diameter surface of the hole of the hub wheel. The projections are press-fit into another of the stem shaft and the inner diameter surface of the hole along the axial direction. Recesses that adhere to and fit the projections are formed in the other. An end on an inboard side of the hub wheel is caulked to an outer diameter side to form a caulking section and preload is applied to a roller bearing by the caulking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru Nakagawa, Yuichi Asano, Masahiro Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10014427
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes: a first optical system which concentrates sunlight; a power generation element which performs photoelectric conversion; a glass plate which supports the power generation element; and a second optical system which is on a light-exiting side of the first optical system and supports the glass plate. The second optical system includes a positioning portion, and a second lens on the first optical system side, and the glass plate is disposed at the positioning portion to position the power generation element at a focal point of the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tohru Nakagawa, Michihiko Takase, Masaharu Terauchi, Shutetsu Kanayama, Youichirou Aya, Nobuhiko Hayashi, Norio Kirita
  • Patent number: 9960306
    Abstract: A condensing photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a first photoelectric conversion module and a second photoelectric conversion module. The first and second condensing photoelectric conversion modules each include a power generating element, a condensing lens located on the power generating element and having a front surface with a convex portion and a flat rear surface, a transparent first resin located between the power generating element and the rear surface of the condensing lens, a colored second resin located on the rear surface of the condensing lens and around the power generating element, and a third resin located between the condensing lens of the first photoelectric conversion module and the condensing lens of the second photoelectric conversion module, and having a refractive index n1 satisfying a relational expression n0?0.05?n1?n0+1.0 with a refractive index n0 of the condensing lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tohru Nakagawa, Akio Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9941437
    Abstract: A solar cell has a condenser lens and a solar cell element, the solar cell element including an n-type InGaAs layer, an n-type GaAs layer, an n-type InGaP layer, the first InGaAs peripheral part having a thickness (d2), and a width (w2), the second InGaAs peripheral part having a thickness (d3), and a width (w3), the first GaAs peripheral part having a thickness (d5), and a width (w4), the second GaAs peripheral part a thickness (d6), and a width (w5), the first InGaP peripheral part having a thickness (d8), and a width (w6), the second InGaP peripheral part having a thickness (d9), and a width (w7), the following inequation set being satisfied: 1 nm?(d2, d3, d5, and d6)?4 nm, 1 nm?(d8 and d9)?5 nm, 100 nm?(w2, w3, w4, w5, w6, and w7), the InGaAs center part having a thickness (w1), a window layer has a range S irradiated by sunlight having a width (w8); w8?w1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Matsushita, Akihiro Itoh, Tohru Nakagawa, Hidetoshi Ishida
  • Publication number: 20170120587
    Abstract: In a common chamber (102) for distributing, to respective pressure chambers (211), an ink supplied from the ink inlet (101), resistant walls (111) are provided in areas that are located ahead and behind of the flow of the ink, i.e., areas around inlets of flow channels (221) that lead to respective pressure chambers (211), and any resistance against the flow of the ink is generated according to the heights of the resistant walls (111), thereby capturing a solid ingredient (150) included in the ink. In this case, by adjusting the heights of the resistant walls (111) to control capabilities of introducing the solid ingredient (150), it becomes possible to dispense desired amounts of the solid ingredient (150) to the respective pressure chamber (211).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: KENICHI YAMAMOTO, KAZUKI FUKADA, TOHRU NAKAGAWA, KAZUNOBU IRIE, TAKESHI KITA, HIDEHIRO YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9573418
    Abstract: A bearing device for a wheel has a hub wheel and a constant velocity universal joint with an outer joint member. Projecting portions extending in an axial direction are provided on one of an outer surface of a shaft section of the outer joint member and an inner surface of a hole portion of the hub wheel. The projecting portions are press-fitted into the other along the axial direction, and recessed portions are formed in the other through press-fitting of the projecting portions. Thus, a recess-projection fitting structure is formed, in which the projecting portions and the recessed portions are held in close contact with each other through an entire region of fitting contact regions therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Ozawa, Yuichi Asano, Masayuki Kuroda, Tohru Nakagawa, Kiyoshige Yamauchi, Mitsuru Umekida
  • Publication number: 20160380141
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes: a first optical system which concentrates sunlight; a power generation element which performs photoelectric conversion; a glass plate which supports the power generation element; and a second optical system which is on a light-exiting side of the first optical system and supports the glass plate. The second optical system includes a positioning portion, and a second lens on the first optical system side, and the glass plate is disposed at the positioning portion to position the power generation element at a focal point of the second lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Tohru NAKAGAWA, Michihiko TAKASE, Masaharu TERAUCHI, Shutetsu KANAYAMA, Youichirou AYA, Nobuhiko HAYASHI, Norio KIRITA
  • Patent number: 9511629
    Abstract: A bearing device includes a recess-projection fitting structure in which a hub wheel and a shaft section, which is fitted in a hole of the hub wheel of the outer joint member of the constant velocity universal joint, are unitized together. In the recess-projection fitting structure, entire fitting regions among projections on the outer surface of the shaft section of the outer joint member and recesses, which fit on the projections, are brought into intimate contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Torii, Hiroshi Kawamura, Kiyoshige Yamauchi, Masahiro Ozawa, Tohru Nakagawa, Yuichi Asano, Mitsuru Umekida, Hisaaki Kura, Shin Tomogami
  • Publication number: 20160284912
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell according to the present disclosure includes: a light-receiving lens having condensing function; a light guide element disposed at an emission surface side of the light-receiving lens; a translucent glass substrate mounted to be in contact with an emission surface of the light guide element; and a photoelectric conversion element which is disposed at a position opposite the light guide element and on which light emitted from the glass substrate is incident. An incidence surface of the light guide element is a convex surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kouki ICHIHASHI, Tohru NAKAGAWA, Nobuhiko HAYASHI, Norio KIRITA
  • Publication number: 20160284911
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell according to the present disclosure includes: a light-receiving lens having condensing function; a light guide element disposed at an emission surface side of the light-receiving lens; a translucent glass substrate mounted to be in contact with an emission surface of the light guide element; and a photoelectric conversion element which is disposed at a position opposite the light guide element and on which light emitted from the glass substrate is incident. The light-receiving lens is configured such that an incidence surface is a convex surface and an emission surface is formed into a Fresnel shape having positive optical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kouki ICHIHASHI, Tohru NAKAGAWA, Nobuhiko HAYASHI, Norio KIRITA
  • Publication number: 20160136995
    Abstract: A bearing device for a wheel has a stem shaft of an outer joint member of a constant-velocity universal joint fit and inserted in a hole of a hub wheel, the stem shaft and hub wheel being coupled through an intermediation of a recess-projection fitting structure. Projections extending in an axial direction are provided on one of the stem shaft and an inner diameter surface of the hole of the hub wheel. The projections are press-fit into another of the stem shaft and the inner diameter surface of the hole along the axial direction. Recesses that adhere to and fit the projections are formed in the other. An end on an inboard side of the hub wheel is caulked to an outer diameter side to form a caulking section and preload is applied to a roller bearing by the caulking section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru NAKAGAWA, Yuichi ASANO, Masahiro OZAWA
  • Patent number: 9321309
    Abstract: A bearing device for a wheel prevents backlash in a circumferential direction and has excellent workability for connecting a hub wheel and an outer joint member of a constant velocity universal joint. The bearing device includes a recess-projection fitting structure in which the hub wheel and a shaft section, which is fitted in a hole of the hub wheel of the outer joint member of the constant velocity universal joint, are unitized together. In the recess-projection fitting structure, entire fitting regions among projections on the outer surface of the shaft section of the outer joint member and recesses, which fit on the projections, are brought into intimate contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Torii, Hiroshi Kawamura, Kiyoshige Yamauchi, Masahiro Ozawa, Tohru Nakagawa, Yuichi Asano, Mitsuru Umekida, Hisaaki Kura, Shin Tomogami
  • Patent number: 9308777
    Abstract: A bearing device for a wheel is capable of suppressing radial play and allowing firm and easy connection between a hub and an outer ring of a constant velocity universal joint. Axially extending projections are provided on a shaft portion of a joint outer ring, and the shaft portion is press-fitted into a hole of a hub. Through this press-fitting, recesses held in close fit-engagement with the projections are formed by the projections in an inner diameter surface of the hub, forming a recess/projection fit-engagement structure in which the projections and the recesses are held in close contact with each other over an entire fit-engagement region thereof. A press-fitting margin (?d) of the projections with respect to the hub and a height (h) of the projections are set to the following range: 0.3<?d/2 h<0.86.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru Nakagawa, Yuichi Asano, Masahiro Ozawa, Masayuki Kuroda
  • Patent number: 9261145
    Abstract: A bearing device for a wheel has a stem shaft of an outer joint member of a constant-velocity universal joint fit and inserted in a hole of a hub wheel, the stem shaft and hub wheel being coupled through an intermediation of a recess-projection fitting structure. Projections extending in an axial direction are provided on one of the stem shaft and an inner diameter surface of the hole of the hub wheel. The projections are press-fit into another of the stem shaft and the inner diameter surface of the hole along the axial direction. Recesses that adhere to and fit the projections are formed in the other. An end on an inboard side of the hub wheel is caulked to an outer diameter side to form a caulking section and preload is applied to a roller bearing by the caulking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru Nakagawa, Yuichi Asano, Masahiro Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20160010162
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials related to assessing male mammals (e.g., humans) with prostate cancer. For example, methods and materials for predicting (1) which patients, at the time of PSA reoccurrence, will later develop systemic disease, (2) which patients, at the time of retropubic radial prostatectomy, will later develop systemic disease, and (3) which patients, at the time of systemic disease, will later die from prostate cancer are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: George G. Klee, Robert B. Jenkins, Thomas K. Kollmeyer, Karla V. Ballman, Eric J. Bergstralh, Bruce W. Morlan, S. Keith Anderson, Tohru Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20150214407
    Abstract: A condensing photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a first photoelectric conversion module and a second photoelectric conversion module. The first and second condensing photoelectric conversion modules each include a power generating element, a condensing lens located on the power generating element and having a front surface with a convex portion and a flat rear surface, a transparent first resin located between the power generating element and the rear surface of the condensing lens, a colored second resin located on the rear surface of the condensing lens and around the power generating element, and a third resin located between the condensing lens of the first photoelectric conversion module and the condensing lens of the second photoelectric conversion module, and having a refractive index n1 satisfying a relational expression n0?0.05?n1?n0+1.0 with a refractive index n0 of the condensing lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Tohru NAKAGAWA, Akio MATSUSHITA