Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Kato

Tomohiro Kato 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: 20190252672
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium secondary battery having a nonaqueous electrolyte which contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of monofluorophosphoric acid salts, and difluorophosphoric acid salts, in an amount of 10 ppm or more of the whole nonaqueous electrolyte, and a negative electrode selected from [1], [2], [3] and [6]: [1]: a negative electrode containing two or more carbonaceous substances differing in crystallinity; [2]: a negative electrode containing an amorphous carbonaceous substance which, when examined by wide-angle X-ray diffractometry, has an interplanar spacing (d002) for the (002) planes of 0.337 nm or larger and a crystallite size (Lc) of 80 nm or smaller and which, in an examination by argon ion laser Raman spectroscopy, has a Raman. R value of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu MIYAGI, Ryoichi KATO, Masakazu YOKOMIZO, Hiroyuki UONO, Hitoshi MATSUMOTO, Tomohiro SATOU, Minoru KOTATO, Takayuki NAKAJIMA, Hitoshi SUZUKI, Hiroyuki OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190252727
    Abstract: A solid battery including a positive electrode layer; a negative electrode layer; a current collecting layer; a solid electrolyte layer; and an insulating layer. Each of the positive electrode layer, the negative electrode layer, the current collecting layer, the solid electrolyte layer, and the insulating layer contains a material having a glass transition point of 500° C. or less in an amount of 10 vol % to 60 vol %, and among contents of the material having a glass transition point of 500° C. or less in each of the positive electrode layer, the negative electrode layer, the current collecting layer, the solid electrolyte layer, and the insulating layer, a difference between a maximum content and a minimum content is 30 vol % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Keisuke Shimizu, Tomohiro Kato, Masamitsu Suzuki, Noriyuki Aoki, Masahiro Morooka
  • Patent number: 10381530
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element that emits a light having a peak wavelength of not less than 411 nm and not more than 421 nm, and a phosphor that emits a fluorescence having a longer peak wavelength than the peak wavelength of the light emitted from the light emitting element. An emission spectrum of only the light emitting element and an emission spectrum of only the phosphor overlap each other while having an overlap width of not less than 71 nm and not more than 81 nm. The overlap width is defined as a wavelength difference between a long wavelength side point at a 0.1% height of a peak height of the emission spectrum of only the light emitting element and a short wavelength side point at a 0.1% height of a highest peak of the emission spectrum of only the phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Miwa, Shota Shimonishi, Satomi Seki, Daisuke Kato, Shigeo Takeda
  • Publication number: 20190226952
    Abstract: Methods of agglutinating and separating erythrocytes, by which erythrocytes can be instantaneously agglutinated into a sufficient size in a blood sample and completely separated from the blood sample; and a hemagglutination reagent are provided. The method of agglutinating erythrocytes according to the present invention includes adding a solution containing a cholic acid-based surfactant and an acid to a blood sample. The method of separating erythrocytes according to the present invention includes separating the erythrocytes agglutinated by the above-described method of the present invention. The hemagglutination reagent according to the present invention contains a cholic acid-based surfactant and an acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: DENKA SEIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shino MURAMATSU, Daisuke KATO, Tomohiro HATTORI
  • Publication number: 20190192549
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compound having a STING agonistic activity, which may be expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of STING-related diseases. The present disclosure relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as defined in the description, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: MASATO YOSHIKAWA, Morihisa Saitoh, Taisuke Kato, Yayoi Yoshitomi, Tomohiro Seki, Yasuo Nakagawa, Yusuke Tominari, Masaki Seto, Yusuke Sasaki, Masanori Okaniwa, Tsuneo Oda, Akito Shibuya, Kosuke Hidaka, Zenyu Shiokawa, Shumpei Murata, Atsutoshi Okabe, Yoshihisa Nakada, Michiyo Mochizuki, Brian Scott Freeze, Taisuke Tawaraishi, Yasufumi Wada, Paul D. Greenspan
  • Publication number: 20190160205
    Abstract: The present invention is capable of providing a medical device that not only exhibits superior water-leakage properties and anti-contaminant properties, but also has highly durable lubricity. The present invention also may provide a method of manufacturing the medical device via a simple process without inducing substrate deformation. Specifically, provided is a medical device having a layer containing two or more types of ionic polymer on at least part of the surface of a medical device substrate, at least one of the two or more types of ionic polymer being a block polymer that has a hydrophobic segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kato, Masataka Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190156914
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sequence analysis method for analyzing nucleic acid sequence, the sequence analysis method including: obtaining a plurality of read sequences read from the nucleic acid sequence; and determining each nucleic acid sequence by aligning each read sequence with reference to a single reference sequence, wherein the reference sequence includes at least a first rearrangement sequence and a second rearrangement sequence that is different from the first rearrangement sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mamoru KATO, Hideya KUWABARA, Tomohiro SAKUMA, Fumio INOUE, Kenichiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190149005
    Abstract: A stator of a rotating electric machine includes a stator core provided with a plurality of slots along a circumferential direction, coils of a plurality of phases distributedly wound around the stator core via the plurality of slots, and an insulating paper disposed between the slot and the coil. The insulating paper has an adhesive portion which fixes the coil to the stator core and a part of the coil of each phase is fixed to the stator core by the adhesive portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi YAMAGUCHI, Ryutaro KATO, Tomohiro KOTA, Yusuke KAWANO, Takashi SUGAWARA, Kazuyuki OHTA, Tadamichi SASAKI, Taisuke MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190145864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an immunochromatography test method of measuring a sugar chain antigen, which provides an immunochromatographic test piece and a specimen adding device capable of specifically measuring a sugar chain antigen, and an immunochromatography method using the same; wherein after mixing a specimen with a nitrite solution, a step of allowing tartaric acid to come into contact with the mixture, and extracting a sugar chain antigen contained in the specimen is carried out in a filtration step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: DENKA SEIKEN CO., LTD
    Inventors: Daisuke Kato, Tomohiro HATTORI, Shino MURAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20190064709
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier that carries a toner image; a cleaning unit that collects a toner on the image carrier; and a hardware processor that controls the cleaning unit, wherein the cleaning unit includes a first cleaner brush and a second cleaner brush that remove the toner from the image carrier, and the hardware processor applies bias voltages having opposite polarities to the first cleaner brush and the second cleaner brush, and determines whether life is ended with respect to each of the first cleaner brush and the second cleaner brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Tomohiro KATO
  • Patent number: 10087274
    Abstract: In order to provide a silicone hydrogel which has high uniformity in polymerization rates of polymerization components used for copolymerization, excellent mechanical characteristics, excellent optical characteristics and good shape recoverability and in order to also provide various medical devices and ocular lenses having an excellent balance among elasticity, wettability and transparency, the present invention provides a silicone hydrogel which has a repeating unit derived from a monofunctional linear silicone (meth)acrylate and a repeating unit derived from a hydrophilic (meth)acrylate, and wherein the content of the repeating units derived from (meth)acrylates is more than 80% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kato, Kazuhiko Fujisawa, Masataka Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170204213
    Abstract: In order to provide a silicone hydrogel which has high uniformity in polymerization rates of polymerization components used for copolymerization, excellent mechanical characteristics, excellent optical characteristics and good shape recoverability and in order to also provide various medical devices and ocular lenses having an excellent balance among elasticity, wettability and transparency, the present invention provides a silicone hydrogel which has a repeating unit derived from a monofunctional linear silicone (meth)acrylate and a repeating unit derived from a hydrophilic (meth)acrylate, and wherein the content of the repeating units derived from (meth)acrylates is more than 80% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro KATO, Kazuhiko FUJISAWA, Masataka NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9665030
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has: an image supporting member, a charger, a power source unit, an amperometric detector, and a processor. The power source unit applies a plurality of charging voltages, which includes alternating voltages respectively, to the charger sequentially while no print medium is fed. The alternating voltages have different peak-to-peak voltages for a forward discharge range and different peak-to-peak voltages for a reverse discharge range, respectively. The amperometric detector detects values of alternating current flowing in the charger during application of the charging voltages. The processor derives characteristic lines of alternating current value with respect to alternating voltage for the forward discharge range and for the reverse discharge range, respectively, from the values detected by the amperometric detector. The processor derives a peak-to-peak voltage to be used in a process in a different way depending on a difference in slope between the characteristic lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kato, Kazuki Kobori, Hirohisa Shirai, Hisashi Murata, Masato Kimura
  • Publication number: 20170022441
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition which can reduce the occurrence frequency of LSPI and which can ensure detergency. The lubricating oil composition which includes a lubricant base oil, a compound having calcium and/or magnesium, a compound having molybdenum and/or phosphorus, and an ashless dispersant having nitrogen and which satisfies X??0.85 and Y?0.18 (wherein X is calculated according to formula (1): X=([Ca]+0.5[Mg])×8?[Mo]×8?[P]×30 and Y is calculated according to formula (2): Y=[Ca]+1.65[Mg]+[N]). The lubricating oil composition for use in an internal combustion engine, more particularly, a lubricating oil composition for use in a supercharged gasoline engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicants: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ko ONODERA, Shuzo NEMOTO, Tomohiro KATO, Kosuke FUJIMOTO, Minoru YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 9482981
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has: an image supporting member; a charger in proximity to the image supporting member; a power source unit configured to apply charging voltages to the charger sequentially, the charging voltages including alternating voltages having different peak-to-peak voltages, respectively; an amperometric detector configured to detect values of alternating currents flowing in the charger during application of the charging voltages; and a processor configured to carry out a first charging voltage determination process or a second charging voltage determination process requiring a shorter time than the first charging voltage determination process selectively based on a detection result of the amperometric detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kato, Kazuki Kobori, Hirohisa Shirai, Hisashi Murata, Masato Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160252839
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has: an image supporting member, a charger, a power source unit, an amperometric detector, and a processor. The power source unit applies a plurality of charging voltages, which includes alternating voltages respectively, to the charger sequentially while no print medium is fed. The alternating voltages have different peak-to-peak voltages for a forward discharge range and different peak-to-peak voltages for a reverse discharge range, respectively. The amperometric detector detects values of alternating current flowing in the charger during application of the charging voltages. The processor derives characteristic lines of alternating current value with respect to alternating voltage for the forward discharge range and for the reverse discharge range, respectively, from the values detected by the amperometric detector. The processor derives a peak-to-peak voltage to be used in a process in a different way depending on a difference in slope between the characteristic lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro KATO, Kazuki KOBORI, Hirohisa SHIRAI, Hisashi MURATA, Masato KIMURA
  • Patent number: D766041
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: NORITAKE CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kato
  • Patent number: D766042
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: NORITAKE CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kato
  • Patent number: D766043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: NORITAKE CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kato
  • Patent number: D778680
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Noritake Co., Limited
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kato