Patents by Inventor Tomoko Kato

Tomoko 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).

  • Patent number: 10926551
    Abstract: A heat transfer system is provided with a first heating element that transfers ink in an ink layer to a transfer-receiving body in a first pattern, a winding part that winds an ink ribbon having ink transferred therein on the downstream side of the first heating element in such a manner that a back surface layer is positioned outside the ink layer, a second heating element that transfers ink in the ink layer to the back surface layer inside the ink layer in a second pattern near the winding part, and a controller that controls the heating elements, and the controller controls the first heating element to transfer ink corresponding to the first pattern by transferring a portion of the ink layer, and controls the second heating element to transfer ink corresponding to the second pattern by transferring the ink layer as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Kuroda, Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Daisuke Fukui, Miki Kato, Tomoko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10834060
    Abstract: A method, a computing system and a computer program product are provided. A link for use by a user to access a file is created. Content of the file is encrypted using a common key. The common key is encrypted using a public key of the user and is registered in the link. Access rights regarding the file are set for the user and registered in the link. The link includes information for use by the user to access the file when the access rights indicate that the user is authorized to access the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Kato, Takayuki Kushida, Tomoko Murayama, Masaharu Sakamoto, Kazuto Yamafuji
  • Publication number: 20200323235
    Abstract: There is provided a white chocolate-like food containing highly unsaturated fatty acid-containing fats and oils, which suppresses change in flavor over time in such a white chocolate-like food. A white chocolate-like food containing highly unsaturated fatty acid-containing fats and oils is implemented by adjusting a pH of the food to 3 to 6.2, or 6.8 to 8 by using an acid or alkaline agent, which makes it possible to suppress change in flavor over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Tomoko FUJITA, Masaharu KATO
  • Publication number: 20200206867
    Abstract: The polishing apparatus includes: a polishing table configured to support a polishing pad having a polishing surface; a rotatable head body having a pressing surface; a retainer ring configured to press the polishing surface and rotatable together with the head body; a rotary ring; a stationary ring; and local-load exerting devices each configured to apply a local load to the stationary ring. The local-load exerting devices include a first pressing member and a second pressing member coupled to the stationary ring. The first pressing member is arranged at an upstream side of the retainer ring in a moving direction of the polishing surface, and the second pressing member is arranged at a downstream side of the retainer ring in the moving direction of the polishing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shingo Togashi, Makoto Fukushima, Keisuke Namiki, Osamu Nabeya, Satoru Yamaki, Tomoko Owada, Yoshikazu Kato
  • Publication number: 20200206868
    Abstract: A polishing apparatus includes a rotatable head body having a pressing surface, a retainer ring configured to press a polishing surface while rotating together with the head body, a stationary ring, local load applying devices configured to apply a local load to the stationary ring, and a controller. The local load applying devices include a first pressing member and a second pressing member connected to the stationary ring. The first pressing member is disposed in the upstream side of the retainer ring in the traveling direction of the polishing surface, and the second pressing member is disposed in the downstream side. The controller calculates the inclination angle of the stationary ring based on a measured value of the height of at least one of the first pressing member and the second pressing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoko Owada, Makoto Fukushima, Keisuke Namiki, Osamu Nabeya, Shingo Togashi, Satoru Yamaki, Yoshikazu Kato
  • Patent number: 10685011
    Abstract: The present invention may be a method, a computer system, and a computer program product. An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for judging data consistency in a database. In one embodiment, the method comprises the following: generating a property of data obtained from a first database; associating the property with an attribute of a data model to generate a data property definition; judging whether data obtained from a second database satisfies the data property definition or not; and outputting a result of the judgment. In another embodiment, the method comprises the following: generating a property of data obtained from a database; associating the property with an attribute of a data model to generate a data property definition; judging whether data which is stored in the database satisfies the data property definition or not; and outputting a result of the judgment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Kato, Takayuki Kushida, Tomoko Murayama, Masaharu Sakamoto, Kazuto Yamafuji
  • Publication number: 20200178555
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chocolate-like food containing a highly unsaturated fatty acid-containing fat or oil, and the objective of the present invention is to provide such a chocolate-like food that is suppressed in change in the flavor over time. The present invention is able to suppress change in the flavor over time of a chocolate-like food containing a highly unsaturated fatty acid-containing fat or oil by adjusting the pH thereof to a value within a predetermined range. It is preferable to use a highly unsaturated fatty acid-containing fat or oil which has been subjected to antioxidation treatment. It is preferable that the antioxidation treatment is carried out by dispersing water phases, in each of which a predetermined amount of a water-soluble antioxidant is dissolved, in the highly unsaturated fatty acid-containing fat or oil such that the water phases have particle diameters of 300 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Tomoko FUJITA, Masaharu KATO, Miwako MORIKAWA, Makiko KOJIMA
  • Patent number: 10671674
    Abstract: The present invention may be a method, a computer system, and a computer program product. An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for finding a problem in procedures described in a guide document for install and configuration of software. The method comprises calculating, using a dynamic programming matching, a distance between an install-and-configuration log generated by executing the install and configuration of the software according to the guide document at a user-side computer and a log template generated by executing the install and configuration of the software according to the guide document at an administrator-side computer, and finding a problem in the procedures, using the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Kato, Takayuki Kushida, Tomoko Murayama, Masaharu Sakamoto, Kazuto Yamafuji
  • Patent number: 10578446
    Abstract: A route search apparatus configured to search a route from a set place of departure to a set destination comprises network data that includes nodes and links representing a road network, an average cost value indicating an average of travel time of each of the links, and a variance value indicating a degree of variance of the travel time, and a route searcher configured to determine the route from the place of departure to the destination as a recommended route, based on the average cost value, the variance value and a weight coefficient of the variance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: ZENRIN CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Masutani, Hiroyuki Tashiro, Tomoko Arita, Motohiro Nakamura, Tomoki Kodan, Atsushi Ikeno, Yoshitaka Kato, Sadahiro Koshiba, Kazuteru Maekawa, Koichi Ushida
  • Publication number: 20200056158
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for screening for a growth-promoting factor for pluripotent stem cells with a conditioned medium which is generated by culturing feeder cells in a serum-free medium that contains L-ascorbic acid, insulin, transferrin, selenium, and sodium bicarbonate and does not contain a serum nor serum replacement; a method for growing pluripotent stem cells via feeder-free culture using the conditioned medium; and a method for growing pluripotent stem cells by carrying out feeder-free culture of pluripotent stem cells cultured in advance on feeder cells in the serum-free medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: KANEKA CORPORATION, NATIONAL HOSPITAL ORGANIZATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa KATO, Yonehiro KANEMURA, Tomoko SHOFUDA, Hayato FUKUSUMI
  • Publication number: 20200011685
    Abstract: Route search devices and programs obtain network data including nodes and links, and link information including (i) travel times for traveling a link included in the network data, the nodes and the links representing a road network, and (ii) for each entry link or each exit link, information that identifies a value representing statistical variation of travel times for the link, the entry link being a link entering a node at one end of the link, and the exit link being a link exiting from a node at another end of the link. The devices and programs search for a recommended route by taking into account (i) a travel time to a destination, based on the network data and the link information, and (ii) cost values identified based on a representative value of travel times for a link and a value representing statistical variation of the travel times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sadahiro KOSHIBA, Kazuteru MAEKAWA, Koichi USHIDA, Hiroyuki TASHIRO, Tomohiko MASUTANI, Tomoko ARITA, Motohiro NAKAMURA, Atsushi IKENO, Yoshitaka KATO
  • Publication number: 20190345291
    Abstract: A single-fluid curable thermally conductive silicone grease composition having long-term storage stability at room temperature is provided. The single-fluid curable thermally conductive silicone grease comprises: an organopolysiloxane, having an aliphatic unsaturated hydrocarbon group per single molecule, with a viscosity at 25° C. between 50 and 100,000 mPa·s; an organohydrogen siloxane that includes hydrogen atoms bonded to at least two silicon atoms per single molecule; a thermally conductive filler that includes particle diameters with an average particle diameter between 0.01 and 200 ?m; a microparticle catalyst, with an average particle diameter of between 0.01 and 10 ?m, comprising a thermoplastic resin with a softening point between 40° C. and 200° C., wherein a platinum-based catalyst is included at no less than 0.01 mass %, as platinum metal atoms; and a curing control agent. The complex modulus of elasticity after curing of the composition is between 0.01 MPa and 20 MPa at 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoko KATO, Toyohiko FUJISAWA, Harumi KODAMA, Masayuki ONISHI
  • Patent number: 10415018
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for screening for a growth-promoting factor for pluripotent stem cells with a conditioned medium which is generated by culturing feeder cells in a serum-free medium that contains L-ascorbic acid, insulin, transferrin, selenium, and sodium bicarbonate and does not contain a serum nor serum replacement; a method for growing pluripotent stem cells via feeder-free culture using the conditioned medium; and a method for growing pluripotent stem cells by carrying out feeder-free culture of pluripotent stem cells cultured in advance on feeder cells in the serum-free medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, NATIONAL HOSPITAL ORGANIZATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa Kato, Yonehiro Kanemura, Tomoko Shofuda, Hayato Fukusumi
  • Patent number: 10377984
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a cell culture medium capable of enhancing cell growth efficiency without using feeder cells, in particular which does not comprise serum. The present invention provides a cell culture medium which comprises growth arrest-specific 6 (GAS6) and does not comprise serum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, NATIONAL HOSPITAL ORGANIZATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa Kato, Yonehiro Kanemura, Tomoko Shofuda, Hayato Fukusumi
  • Publication number: 20190202212
    Abstract: A heat transfer system is provided with a first heating element that transfers ink in an ink layer to a transfer-receiving body in a first pattern, a winding part that winds an ink ribbon having ink transferred therein on the downstream side of the first heating element in such a manner that a back surface layer is positioned outside the ink layer, a second heating element that transfers ink in the ink layer to the back surface layer inside the ink layer in a second pattern near the winding part, and a controller that controls the heating elements, and the controller controls the first heating element to transfer ink corresponding to the first pattern by transferring a portion of the ink layer, and controls the second heating element to transfer ink corresponding to the second pattern by transferring the ink layer as a whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro KURODA, Yoshiyuki NAKAMURA, Daisuke FUKUI, Miki KATO, Tomoko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10150902
    Abstract: Provided are a thermally conductive silicone composition excelling in heat resistance and thermal conductivity, in which thickening in an uncured state is suppressed, and which has excellent handling ease; and an electrical/electronic apparatus in which the thermally conductive silicone composition is used as a member. The thermally conductive silicone composition comprises (A) 100 parts by mass of either i) (a1) an organopolysiloxane having, in each molecule thereof, at least one alkoxysilyl-containing group bonded to a silicon atom and expressed by the general formula: and as generally described herein, or ii) a mixture of component (a1) and (a2) an organopolysiloxane having in each molecule thereof, at least two alkenyl groups but not the alkoxysilyl-containing group. In the mixture, the content of component (a1) is 10 to less than 100 mass %. The thermally conductive silicone composition further comprises (B) 400 to 3,500 parts by mass of a thermally conductive filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Kato, Harumi Kodama, Masayuki Onishi
  • Patent number: 10077339
    Abstract: A curable organopolysiloxane composition that can achieve excellent initial adhesion improvement effects towards various types of substrates, and a protective agent or adhesive composition for electric and electronic components, are provided. The curable organopolysiloxane composition comprises (A) either i) (a1) an organopolysiloxane having a specific alkoxysilyl-containing group and at least an average of 0.5 alkenyl groups, or ii) a mixture of (a1) and (a2) an organopolysiloxane that has at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule, and that does not have the aforementioned group having an alkoxysilyl group. In the mixture, the amount of component (a1) is 10 to less than 100 mass %. The curable organopolysiloxane composition further comprises (B) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in each molecule, (C) a catalyst for a hydrosilylation reaction, and (D) a catalyst for a condensation reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyohiko Fujisawa, Tomoko Kato, Harumi Kodama, Masayuki Onishi
  • Publication number: 20170121462
    Abstract: A curable organopolysiloxane composition that can achieve excellent initial adhesion improvement effects towards various types of substrates, and a protective agent or adhesive composition for electric and electronic components, are provided. The curable organopolysiloxane composition comprises (A) either i) (a1) an organopolysiloxane having a specific alkoxysilyl-containing group and at least an average of 0.5 alkenyl groups, or ii) a mixture of (a1) and (a2) an organopolysiloxane that has at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule, and that does not have the aforementioned group having an alkoxysilyl group. In the mixture, the amount of component (a1) is 10 to less than 100 mass %. The curable organopolysiloxane composition further comprises (B) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in each molecule, (C) a catalyst for a hydrosilylation reaction, and (D) a catalyst for a condensation reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyohiko FUJISAWA, Tomoko KATO, Harumi KODAMA, Masayuki ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20170081578
    Abstract: Provided are a thermally conductive silicone composition excelling in heat resistance and thermal conductivity, in which thickening in an uncured state is suppressed, and which has excellent handling ease; and an electrical/electronic apparatus in which the thermally conductive silicone composition is used as a member. The thermally conductive silicone composition comprises (A) 100 parts by mass of either i) (a1) an organopolysiloxane having, in each molecule thereof, at least one alkoxysilyl-containing group bonded to a silicon atom and expressed by the general formula: and as generally described herein, or ii) a mixture of component (a1) and (a2) an organopolysiloxane having in each molecule thereof, at least two alkenyl groups but not the alkoxysilyl-containing group. In the mixture, the content of component (a1) is 10 to less than 100 mass %. The thermally conductive silicone composition further comprises (B) 400 to 3,500 parts by mass of a thermally conductive filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko KATO, Harumi KODAMA, Masayuki ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20150097138
    Abstract: A thermally conductive silicone composition comprising: (A) an organopolysiloxane that is liquid at 25° C. and preferably has a viscosity of from 100 to 1,000,000 mPa·s; (B) an aluminum oxide powder having an average particle size of not more than 10 ?m and preferably from 1 to 8 ?m; and (C) an aluminum hydroxide powder having an average particle size of greater than 10 ?m and preferably not greater than 50 ?m, has low thixotropy, low specific gravity, and high thermal conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Tomoko Kato, Kazumi Nakayoshi