Patents by Inventor Tomohiko Nakamura

Tomohiko Nakamura 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: 20210318241
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition section (112), an information acquisition section (111), and an analysis section (131). The image acquisition section (112) acquires image information regarding a specimen stained by a fluorescent reagent (30). The information acquisition section (111) acquires information regarding the specimen (11) and information regarding the fluorescent reagent (10). The analysis section (131) separates a first fluorescence signal and a second fluorescence signal from the image information in accordance with the information regarding the specimen and the information regarding the fluorescent reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiko Nakamura, Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Hideya Chubachi
  • Patent number: 11130607
    Abstract: The present application improves the shape of a curl part of a bottle can to secure high sealability even under high pressure in the can and during heat sterilization, makes bubbling-over occur less during cap opening, and suppresses misrecognition of reseal. A bottle can has a curl part provided at an opening end of a mouth part. The curl part includes an outer wall part extending downward from an upper end bent part. The outer wall part includes a first bent part shaping a locking part that extends continuously and downwardly from the upper end bent part and shapes an outwardly-protruding convex, and a second bent part that extends continuously and downwardly from the first bent part and shapes an inwardly-protruding convex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Hasegawa, Masaomi Tamura, Tomohiko Nakamura, Nobuhiro Sasajima, Takeshi Murase
  • Patent number: 11059619
    Abstract: A bottle can has a curl part at an opening end of a mouth part thereof. The curl part has an upper end curved part in which an upper part of a neck shoulder part of the mouth part is curved outward and an outer wall part extending downward from the upper end curved part. A predetermined angle at which an outer edge side of a lower end face of the outer wall part opens is formed between the lower end face of the outer wall part and the neck shoulder part. An inner edge of the lower end face comes into contact with the neck shoulder part when a downward load is applied to the curl part from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Hasegawa, Masaomi Tamura, Tomohiko Nakamura, Nobuhiro Sasajima, Takeshi Murase
  • Publication number: 20210183747
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that is a surface mount-type device includes a nitride semiconductor chip including a silicon substrate having a first thermal expansion coefficient and an InxGayAl1-x-yN layer in contact with a surface of the silicon substrate, where 0?x?1, 0?y?1, 0?x+y ?1; and a die pad including Cu and having a second thermal expansion coefficient that is greater than the first thermal expansion coefficient. A thickness of the nitride semiconductor chip is at least 0.2 mm, length L of the nitride semiconductor chip is at least 3.12 mm, and thickness tm of the die pad and length L of the nitride semiconductor chip satisfy tm ?2.00×10?3×L2+0.173, tm being a thickness in mm and L being a length in mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hidekazu NAKAMURA, Manabu YANAGIHARA, Tomohiko NAKAMURA, Yusuke KATAGIRI, Katsumi OTANI, Takeshi KAWABATA
  • Publication number: 20210139184
    Abstract: A bottle can has a curl part at an opening end of a mouth part thereof. The curl part has an upper end curved part in which an upper part of a neck shoulder part of the mouth part is curved outward and an outer wall part extending downward from the upper end curved part. A predetermined angle at which an outer edge side of a lower end face of the outer wall part opens is formed between the lower end face of the outer wall part and the neck shoulder part. An inner edge of the lower end face comes into contact with the neck shoulder part when a downward load is applied to the curl part from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki HASEGAWA, Masaomi TAMURA, Tomohiko NAKAMURA, Nobuhiro SASAJIMA, Takeshi MURASE
  • Publication number: 20200348084
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is configured to exchange heat between a heat medium and an air. The heat exchanger includes a tube through which the heat medium flows therein, and a fin that is formed by bending a metal plate and that is brazed to a surface of the tube. The fin includes a louver. The surface of the tube defines an introducing groove configured to introduce a brazing material melted at brazing from a connecting portion between the tube and the fin to an other portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAMADA, Tomohiko NAKAMURA, Yuta MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200172282
    Abstract: The present application improves the shape of a curl part of a bottle can to secure high sealability even under high pressure in the can and during heat sterilization, makes bubbling-over occur less during cap opening, and suppresses misrecognition of reseal. A bottle can has a curl part provided at an opening end of a mouth part. The curl part includes an outer wall part extending downward from an upper end bent part. The outer wall part includes a first bent part shaping a locking part that extends continuously and downwardly from the upper end bent part and shapes an outwardly-protruding convex, and a second bent part that extends continuously and downwardly from the first bent part and shapes an inwardly-protruding convex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki HASEGAWA, Masaomi TAMURA, Tomohiko NAKAMURA, Nobuhiro SASAJIMA, Takeshi MURASE
  • Publication number: 20200096226
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a tube, a corrugated fin, and a plurality of grooves. The corrugated fin has a plurality of bent portions and a plurality of fin main bodies disposed between the bent portions. The multiple grooves are arranged at specified intervals from each other and are formed on a surface of the corrugated fin to enhance the hydrophilicity of the surface. The corrugated fin includes a first thick portion in which at least one of the grooves is included and a second thick portion thicker than the first thick portion in a cross-sectional view along an extending direction of the bent portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Keita MORIMOTO, Tomohiko NAKAMURA, Tatsuhiko NISHINO, Toshiya NAGASAWA, Masahiro SHIMOYA, Mitsuyoshi SAITO, Shota CHATANI
  • Publication number: 20200096264
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes tubes arranged in one direction, and a corrugated fin provided between the tubes. The corrugated fin includes joints joined to the tubes, and fin bodies that connect the joints which are located next to each other along the wave shape. The fin body includes a cut-raised portion that has a shape in which a part of the fin body is cut and raised for promotion of heat transfer. The cut-raised portion includes a cut-raised end on at least one end of the cut-raised portion in the one direction. The cut-raised end has recesses and projections on its surface that increase hydrophilicity of the surface of the cut-raised end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Keita MORIMOTO, Tomohiko NAKAMURA, Mitsuyoshi SAITO, Masahiro SHIMOYA, Tatsuhiko NISHINO, Shota CHATANI, Toshiya NAGASAWA
  • Patent number: 10480714
    Abstract: A low temperature liquid tank includes: a storage tank having a bottom portion obtained by joining a plurality of bottom plates; and a support portion supporting the bottom portion. The support portion includes: an outer support portion supporting a margin of the storage tank; and an inner support portion disposed inside the outer support portion and having a heat insulation in which creep occurs when a load is applied. An initial height of an upper surface of the inner support portion is set so that, during a service life of the low temperature liquid tank, maximum bending stress applied to the bottom plates due to a difference between a height of the upper surface of the inner support portion and a height of an upper surface of the outer support portion remains equal to or smaller than an allowable bending stress of the bottom plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Sugiura, Masaki Takahashi, Tomohiko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190329925
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a metal bottle having a mouthpiece in an upper part of a bottomed cylindrical bottle body, including forming a screw part on the mouthpiece and then forming a curl at a tip of the mouthpiece. During formation of the screw part, a height of the first-stage screw thread from a tip side in a complete screw part and a height of the second-stage screw thread from the tip side are substantially equal and a distance between an apex part of the first-stage screw thread and a bottle axis is smaller than a distance between the apex part of the second-stage screw thread and the bottle axis. After formation of the curl, a distance between the apex part of the first-stage screw thread and the bottle axis and a distance between the apex part of the second-stage screw thread and the bottle axis are substantially equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi AIHARA, Masaomi TAMURA, Toshiyuki HASEGAWA, Takeshi MURASE, Tomohiko NAKAMURA, Naoya MATSUMOTO, Nobuhiro SASAJIMA
  • Patent number: 10401062
    Abstract: A cold storage heat exchanger includes a plurality of tubes, a coolant flowing in the tubes, a cold storage material container joined to the tubes, the cold storage material container defining a room that houses a cold storage material, and a distribution tank unit that distributes the coolant to the tubes. A coolant passage is formed in the tubes and the distribution tank unit. The distribution tank unit includes an aperture plate that reduces a passage cross-sectional area of the coolant passage. Among the plurality of tubes, the cold storage material container is joined to at least a tube disposed upstream in a coolant flow direction from the aperture plate in the coolant passage. Accordingly, cold storage performance may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Abei, Tomohiko Nakamura, Hirofumi Futamata, Yuusuke Kitou, Toshiya Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20190221503
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that is a surface mount-type device includes a nitride semiconductor chip including a silicon substrate having a first thermal expansion coefficient and an InxGayAl1-x-yN layer in contact with a surface of the silicon substrate, where 0?x?1, 0?y?1, 0?x+y?1; and a die pad including Cu and having a second thermal expansion coefficient that is greater than the first thermal expansion coefficient. A thickness of the nitride semiconductor chip is at least 0.2 mm, length L of the nitride semiconductor chip is at least 3.12 mm, and thickness tm of the die pad and length L of the nitride semiconductor chip satisfy tm?2.00×10?3×L2+0.173, tm being a thickness in mm and L being a length in mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Hidekazu NAKAMURA, Manabu YANAGIHARA, Tomohiko NAKAMURA, Yusuke KATAGIRI, Katsumi OTANI, Takeshi KAWABATA
  • Publication number: 20190106666
    Abstract: Provided are a method for quantitatively evaluating the activity of individual cells, and a device used therefor. A cell observation device includes: a cell introduction section; a cell arrangement section; an observation section; and an analysis section, in which the cell introduction section introduces one or a plurality of cells into the cell arrangement section, the cell arrangement section arranges the introduced one or plurality of cells, the observation section makes an observation of a temporal event arising from cell contact in the cell arrangement section, and the analysis section analyzes the temporal event arising from the cell contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiko Nakamura, Marcaurele Brun
  • Publication number: 20180299253
    Abstract: A method of determining a width of a step in a stepped surface of a microstructure includes scanning an incident measurement laser beam across the stepped surface of the microstructure, detecting a reflected laser beam from the microstructure, and determining a width of the step in the stepped surface by at least one of detecting a consecutive pair of phase inflection points or consecutive pair of shifts in the detected reflected laser beam intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Yutong LIU, Tomohiko NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10023860
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method of purifying nucleic acids where the operation is simple and the nucleic acids can be extracted in a short time with high efficiency. [Solving Means] A method of purifying nucleic acids including the step of adsorbing substances in a sample containing nucleic acids with an ion exchange resin 10 including a positive ion exchange resin and a negative ion exchange resin. As the positive ion exchange resin, a first positive ion exchange resin and a second positive ion exchange resin having an exclusion limit molecular weight lower than that of the first positive ion exchange resin may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiko Nakamura, Naohisa Sakamoto, Tasuku Yotoriyama, Kazumine Ito
  • Patent number: 9976960
    Abstract: There is provided a base sequence analysis method including: a nucleic acid amplification procedure of obtaining an amplification product by a nucleic acid amplification reaction, a turbidity measurement procedure of measuring turbidity of a reaction solution of the nucleic acid amplification reaction; and a melting curve analysis procedure of performing melting curve analysis of a probe nucleic acid chain and the amplification product at a reaction site of the nucleic acid amplification reaction. This base sequence analysis method makes it possible to consecutively perform a nucleic acid amplification reaction and melting curve analysis at the same reaction site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Nakamura, Junji Kajihara
  • Publication number: 20180078991
    Abstract: Provided is a seaming device that makes it possible to easily adjust an axial load applied to a can during seaming and that makes it possible to prevent the buckling of the can without any shock load being applied, apply a constant axial load according to a decrease in the height of the can during the seaming, and achieve the high speed of a seaming process. The seaming device has a can placement unit (110) that places a can (C), a chuck unit (120) provided opposite the can placement unit, and a seaming roll (131) that seams a lid (F) onto the can (C). The can placement unit (110) has a pressing mechanism (111) that operates by fluid pressure and elastically upwardly presses a plate (112) on which the can (C) is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumoto Obata, Keita Nakamori, Kenji Mori, Tomohiko Nakamura, Takahiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9909164
    Abstract: There is provided a method for preparing a sample for a nucleic acid amplification reaction, the method including a heating step of applying heat to a nucleic acid-containing sample, and an electrodialysis step of bringing an electrical conductivity of the sample to 2,000 ?S/cm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tasuku Yotoriyama, Kazumine Ito, Naohisa Sakamoto, Tomohiko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20180002179
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube dispersion liquid contains a carbon nanotube-containing composition, a dispersant with a weight-average molecular weight of 1,000 to 400,000, a volatile salt, and an aqueous solvent. The carbon nanotube dispersion liquid can maintain a high dispersion of carbon nanotubes even with a smaller amount of dispersant than conventionally used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Naoyo Okamoto, Tomohiko Nakamura