Patents by Inventor Tomonori Ueno

Tomonori Ueno 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: 10442843
    Abstract: It has been believed that promoting the assembly of polysomes composed of many ribosomes attached to mRNA is very effective for highly efficient protein synthesis. However, the mechanism for p180 protein's capability of promoting polysome formation has been yet to be elucidated. The inventors of the present application newly discovered SF3b4 protein as a protein that specifically interacts with the coiled-coil domain of p180 protein, a responsible region for its capability of promoting polysome formation, and which is capable of promoting mRNA localization to an endoplasmic reticulum (ER). The inventors also found that, in cells capable of highly expressing both p180 protein and a protein promoting mRNA localization to an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) (e.g., SF3b4 protein), the mRNA localization to the endoplasmic reticulum can be significantly elevated so that the secretory capacity in cultured cells can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPI, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Yuki Taga, Kiyoko Goto, Yuko Kaku
  • Publication number: 20190305792
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a sensor, a driving method, and an electronic device that are capable of improving the dynamic range and noise of AD conversion. An AD conversion unit includes a comparator configured to compare an electric signal with a reference signal having a variable level, and performs AD conversion of the electric signal by using a result of the comparison between the electric signal and the reference signal by the comparator. An attenuation unit attenuates the electric signal supplied to the comparator in accordance with the amplitude of the electric signal. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a case where AD conversion is performed on an electric signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: MASAKO HASEGAWA, RYUTA OKAMOTO, TOMONORI YAMASHITA, ATSUMI NIWA, YOSUKE UENO
  • Publication number: 20190292288
    Abstract: A copolymer is excellent in water permeability, suppression of platelet adhesion, and suppression of protein adhesion, and a separation membrane, a medical device, and a separation membrane module for medical use using the copolymer. The copolymer includes monomer units derived from two or more types of monomers, wherein the hydration energy density of the copolymer is 158.992 to 209.200 kJ·mol?1·nm?3, the monomer unit with the highest hydration energy density in the monomer units is a monomer unit not containing a hydroxy group, the volume fraction of the monomer unit with the highest hydration energy density in the monomer units is 35 to 90%, and the difference in hydration energy density is 71.128 to 418.400 kJ·mol?1·nm?3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi BABA, Tomonori KAWAKAMI, Suguru USHIRO, Yoshiyuki UENO
  • Publication number: 20190210312
    Abstract: A tire vulcanization mold including a sector mold divided into a plurality of pieces along a circumferential direction of a green tire, the sector mold configured to vulcanization mold a tread portion of the green tire into a predetermined shape, and an upper mold and a lower mold disposed on both sides of the green tire so as to sandwich the green tire therebetween in an axial direction of the green tire, the upper mold and the lower mold configured to vulcanization mold a side portion of the green tire into a predetermined shape. The sector mold has a relief groove in a vicinity of a fitting portion between the sector mold, and the upper mold and the lower mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomonori Ueno
  • Patent number: 10345500
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a polarizing film having a transparent resin layer on at least one side of a polarizer containing a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, wherein the transparent resin layer has a thickness of 0.2 ?m or more and is formed from a layer-forming material containing a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin having a saponification degree of 96 mol % or more, and wherein the combined total content of sodium acetate and potassium acetate contained in the transparent resin layer is less than 1 wt %. This polarizing film has crack-resistant properties, and can minimize degradation of the optical characteristics in a heating and humidifying test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Motegi, Satoshi Mita, Tomonori Ueno, Atsushi Kishi, Jingfan Xu
  • Publication number: 20190186066
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a washing machine. The washing machine includes a housing provided with an inlet for laundry disposed on a front surface thereof, a water tub provided inside of the housing and configured to store water, a drum rotatably provided inside of the water tub, a pulsator provided inside of the drum and configured to be rotated independently of the drum, a motor provided with a stator, and a first and second rotor connected to the drum and the pulsator, respectively, and at least one processor configured to apply a q-axis current to the stator to rotate the second rotor and configured to apply a d-axis current to the stator to rotate the first rotor based on a phase difference between the first rotor and the second rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Hidekazu Funakoshi, Tomonori Ueno, Yukinori Nakagawa, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Taro Yoshida, Yasuyuki Sonoda, Masaki Oshige, Yasumasa Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20190190413
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine including: a stator including a coil; a rotor including a plurality of variable magnets each having a magnetic force variable, and rotatable with respect to the stator; a controller configured to control an energizing of the coil to increase or decrease a magnetic force of the variable magnet; and a plurality of position sensors each having a output voltage changed according to a magnetic flux of the variable magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Taro Yoshida, Hidekazu Funakoshi, Yukinori Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Sonoda, Masaki Oshige, Yasumasa Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20190186065
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a washing machine including an inner rotor and an outer rotor. An outer rotor and an inner rotor may be rotated in a synchronous rotation mode or a counter rotation mode by converting the number of magnetic poles of the outer rotor. When the outer rotor becomes inoperable when the outer rotor is set to the number of magnetic poles for performing the counter rotation mode, it is converted to the number of magnetic poles for performing the synchronous rotation mode while the outer rotor is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Taro Yoshida, Hidekazu Funakoshi, Yukinori Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Sonoda, Masaki Oshige, Yasumasa Nagasaki
  • Patent number: 10302829
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a polarizing film having a transparent resin layer on at least one side of a polarizer containing a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, wherein the transparent resin layer has a thickness of 0.2 ?m or more and is formed from a layer-forming material containing a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin having a saponification degree of 96 mol % or more, and wherein the combined total content of sodium acetate and potassium acetate contained in the transparent resin layer is less than 1 wt %. This polarizing film has crack-resistant properties, and can minimize degradation of the optical characteristics in a heating and humidifying test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Motegi, Satoshi Mita, Tomonori Ueno, Atsushi Kishi, Jingfan Xu
  • Patent number: 10294545
    Abstract: Provided is a carbon tool steel strip suitable for use in various spring materials, valve materials, and the like, in which press punching properties and fatigue characteristics are enhanced. A carbon tool steel strip having a thickness of 1 mm or less and a carbon tool steel composition containing 0.8-1.2% C by mass %, wherein the carbon tool steel strip has a Vickers hardness of 500-650 (Hv), and when a cross-section at the center in the sheet thickness direction of the carbon tool steel strip is viewed with the plane of observation in a direction at a right angle to a rolled surface of the carbon tool steel strip and in the length direction of the carbon tool steel strip, the area ratio of carbides having an equivalent circle diameter of at least 0.5 ?m among the carbides present in the metallographic structure is 0.50-4.30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Hiroyoshi Fujihara, Ichirou Kishigami
  • Publication number: 20190129072
    Abstract: A surface-protective film-attached polarizing film is disclosed which includes a polarizing film (A) having a thickness of 100 ?m or less, and a surface-protective film (B) provided on at least one surface of the polarizing film (A), wherein the polarizing film (A) comprises a polarizer, and a protective film provided on at least one surface of the polarizer, the polarizer comprises a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin and has a thickness of 10 ?m or less, the polarizing film (A) has a width WA, the surface-protective film (B) has a width WB, a difference between the widths WA and WB (WA?WB) is 3 mm or more, and a peel strength of the surface-protective film (B) to the polarizing film (A) is 0.2 N/25-mm or less. The surface-protective film-attached polarizing film allows to be restrained the polarizing film from being broken, when the surface-protective film is peeled from the polarizing film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Satoshi Mita, Atsushi Kishi, Kentaro Ikeshima, Yusuke Motegi
  • Patent number: 10272626
    Abstract: A tire vulcanization mold including a sector mold divided into a plurality of pieces along a circumferential direction of a green tire, the sector mold configured to vulcanization mold a tread portion of the green tire into a predetermined shape, and an upper mold and a lower mold disposed on both sides of the green tire so as to sandwich the green tire therebetween in an axial direction of the green tire, the upper mold and the lower mold configured to vulcanization mold a side portion of the green tire into a predetermined shape. The sector mold has a relief groove in a vicinity of a fitting portion between the sector mold, and the upper mold and the lower mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomonori Ueno
  • Patent number: 10247979
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a polarizing film having a transparent layer on at least one surface of a polarizer, wherein: the polarizer contains a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin and has a thickness of 15 ?m or less; the transparent layer-side of the polarizer has a compatible layer thereon having compatibility with the transparent layer; and the thickness A of the polarizer and the thickness B of the compatible layer satisfy the general formula (100×B/A)?1. This polarizing film has crack resistance and suppresses changes in the dimensions of the polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Mita, Tomonori Ueno, Yusuke Motegi, Jingfan Xu, Atsushi Kishi
  • Patent number: 10221474
    Abstract: A method of producing a Ni-based super heat-resistant alloy in which a hot working material is subjected to hot working with a mold is provided. The hot working material consists of, in mass%, 0.001 to 0.050% of C, 1.0% to 4.0% of Al, 3.0% to 7.0% of Ti, 12% to 18% of Cr, 12% to 30% of Co, 1.5% to 5.5% of Mo, 0.5% to 2.5% of W, 0.001% to 0.050% of B, 0.001% to 0.100% of Zr, 0% to 0.01% of Mg, 0% to 5% of Fe, 0% to 3% of Ta, 0% to 3% of Nb, and the remainder of Ni and impurities. The method includes: heating and holding the hot working material in a temperature range of 950° C. to 1150° C. for 1 hour or longer; and performing hot working on the material with the mold that is heated to a temperature range of 800° C. to 1150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kobayashi, Tomonori Ueno, Takehiro Ohno
  • Publication number: 20190049642
    Abstract: A polarizer according to the patent invention is configured to contain boric acid and a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, to have a thickness of 10 ?m or less, and to have an optical property satisfying the condition represented by the expression: P>?(100.929T-42.4?1)×100 (when T<42.3) or P?99.9 (when T?42.3), wherein T represents the single-body transmittance and P represents the polarization degree. In addition, a boric acid content (a) measured from one side of the polarizer, the one side to be provided with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, is less than a boric acid content (b) measured from the other side. The polarizer according to the patent invention can reduce defects due to through cracks and nano-slits even when the polarizer has predetermined optical properties and a thickness of 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Satoshi Mita, Jingfan Xu, Yusuke Motegi, Atsushi Kishi
  • Patent number: 10196724
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Ni-based super-heat-resistant alloy includes: a first cold working step for cold working a Ni-based super-heat-resistant alloy ingot, which has a composition in which the ?? mole ratio is at least 40%, at a working ratio of 5% to less than 30%; and a first heat treatment step for heat-treating the cold worked material, on which the first cold working was performed, at a temperature exceeding the ?? solid solution temperature. It is preferable that the manufacturing method also includes a second cold working step for performing, after the first heat treatment step, a second cold working on the heat-treated material at a working ratio of at least 20%, and a second heat treatment step for heat-treating the second cold worked material, on which the second cold working has been performed, at less than the ?? solvus temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: HITACHI METALS, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gang Han, Koji Sato, Tomonori Ueno, Akihiko Chiba
  • Patent number: 10196718
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steel strip for cutlery, which has a composition containing, in mass %, 0.45 to 0.55% of C, 0.2 to 1.0% of Si, 0.2 to 1.0% of Mn, and 12 to 14% of Cr, and further contains Mo, with the balance made up of Fe and unavoidable impurities, in which Mo is contained in an amount of 2.1 to 2.8%, and the amount of formed M3C deposited by tempering is decreased to improve bending workability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihide Fukuzawa, Tomonori Ueno, Laura Ming Xu, Charles Samuel White
  • Publication number: 20190032266
    Abstract: A motor has a two rotors which are independently operated using a single inverter and without being supplied with a complex current. Further the motor is capable of shifting a rotation direction of each of two rotors by performing a magnetizing operation one time and reversing polarities of the shifting magnets when a mode of the motor is shifted from a synchronous mode in which the first rotor and the second rotor rotate in the same direction to a counter mode in which the first rotor and the second rotor rotate in opposite directions, and shifting the mode of the motor to the counter mode while the magnetizing operation is performed one time times and relative positions of the first rotor and the second rotor are changed when the first rotor and the second rotor inertially rotate in the synchronous mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyake, Hidekazu Funakoshi, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Kenji Kitajima, Masaki Oshige, Nakagawa Yukinori, Tomonori Ueno, Yasumasa Nagasaki, Yasuyuki Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20190025485
    Abstract: This pressure-sensitive-adhesive-layer-attached one-side-protected polarizing film has a polarizer that contains a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, contains 20 wt % or less of boric acid relative to the total quantity of the polarizer, has a thickness of 10 ?m or less, and has prescribed optical characteristics. The film thickness of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is less than 50 ?m, and if the storage elastic modulus of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer at 23° C. is termed G (Pa) and the film thickness of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is termed H (?m), G>210e0.2035H is satisfied when 50>H?32, and G>35000e0.0433H is satisfied when 32>H>0. In this pressure-sensitive-adhesive-layer-attached one-side-protected polarizing film, the polarizer has prescribed optical characteristics, and defects resulting from through cracks and nano-slits can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Mita, Tomonori Ueno, Jingfan Xu, Yusuke Motegi, Atsushi Kishi
  • Patent number: 10131980
    Abstract: A method of producing a Ni-based superalloy is provided. A hot working material is used and consisting of a specific composition and has a solvus temperature of a ?? phase of 1050° C. or more. The method includes: performing heating in a temperature of 980° C. to 1050° C. with an upper limit of ?30° C. from the solvus temperature of the ?? phase, for 10 hours or longer; and performing hot working on the material at a working speed of a strain rate of 2.0/second or more in the above temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kobayashi, Tomonori Ueno, Takehiro Ohno