Patents by Inventor Toru Nakayama

Toru Nakayama 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: 20230002792
    Abstract: Objects are to provide: a fusion protein capable of binding to lipid droplets while having an enzymatic activity to synthesize a hydrophobic compound; a method for producing a substance including accumulating a hydrophobic compound in lipid droplets using the fusion protein; a vector which can enhance production of a hydrophobic compound when it is introduced into cells using genetic recombination techniques; and a transgenic cell into which the vector or a gene coding for the fusion protein has been introduced. The present disclosure relates to a fusion protein having an amino acid sequence (first amino acid sequence) capable of binding to lipid droplets, and an amino acid sequence (second amino acid sequence) having an enzymatic activity to synthesize a hydrophobic compound, with the enzymatic activity of the second amino acid sequence being maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicants: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY, National University Corporation Saitama University
    Inventors: Haruhiko YAMAGUCHI, Yukino INOUE, Seiji TAKAHASI, Toru NAKAYAMA, Satoshi YAMASHITA, Yuzuru TOZAWA
  • Patent number: 11541554
    Abstract: A non-contact transport device includes a deflector having a flange portion provided with a plurality of nozzle grooves extending radially outward and arranged equidistantly in the circumferential direction. The nozzle grooves are each formed to be hollowed with respect to an upper surface of the flange portion so as to have an arc-shaped cross section, and constitute lead-out channels together with a flat surface of a hollow of a body. A pressure fluid is supplied through a first port of the body into the body and flows through the plurality of nozzle grooves to a workpiece holding surface along first and second curved surfaces of the hollow. As a result, the pressure fluid flowing at high speed between the workpiece holding surface and a workpiece generates a suction force exerted toward the body side, whereby the workpiece is suctioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Toru Sugiyama, Masaru Saitoh, Hiroaki Saka
  • Patent number: 11530758
    Abstract: In a vacuum ejector provided with a seal valve mechanism between a vacuum generation mechanism and a break flow path, the seal valve mechanism includes a valve plug that is biased toward a sealing opening from the break flow path side to block the seal opening, and is configured to open the seal opening by moving the valve plug away from the seal opening using a piston portion that operates according to supply air supplied from the vacuum generation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Koji Sugano, Yasuhiro Ushijima
  • Publication number: 20220393183
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a cell, a cell stack, an electrochemical module and an electrochemical apparatus that can suppress decrease in output power. [Solution] A cell includes a solid oxide electrolyte layer 9, a first electrode layer 8on one of the main surfaces of the electrolyte layer 9, and an second electrode layer 10 on the other. The second electrode layer 10 contains a plurality of pores, and the pore size distribution observed at a section of the second electrode layer has at least three peaks (a first peak pl, a second peak p2 and a third peak p3). This structure leads to a cell, a cell stack, an electrochemical module and an electrochemical apparatus that can suppress decrease in output power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Toru NAKAYAMA, Tetsuaki OZAKI, Norimitsu FUKAMI
  • Patent number: 11450859
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a cell, a cell stack, an electrochemical module and an electrochemical apparatus that can suppress decrease in output power. [Solution] A cell includes a solid oxide electrolyte layer 9, a fuel electrode layer 8 on one of the main surfaces of the electrolyte layer 9, and an oxygen electrode layer 10 on the other. The oxygen electrode layer 10 contains a plurality of pores, and the pore size distribution observed at a section of the oxygen electrode layer has at least three peaks (a first peak p1, a second peak p2 and a third peak p3). This structure leads to a cell, a cell stack, an electrochemical module and an electrochemical apparatus that can suppress decrease in output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Tetsuaki Ozaki, Norimitsu Fukami
  • Patent number: 11428342
    Abstract: In a vacuum ejector provided with a seal valve mechanism between a vacuum generation mechanism and a break flow path, the seal valve mechanism includes a valve plug that is biased toward a sealing opening from the break flow path side to block the seal opening, and is configured to open the seal opening by moving the valve plug away from the seal opening using a piston portion that operates according to supply air supplied from the vacuum generation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Koji Sugano, Yasuhiro Ushijima
  • Patent number: 11413725
    Abstract: A vacuum pad suctions a workpiece by utilizing a vacuum pressure, and includes a support member having a vacuum passage inside, a bellows secured to the support member, and a restriction member attached to an inner side of the bellows. When the bellows is contracted, the restriction member comes into the vacuum passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Toru Sugiyama, Noriyuki Miyazaki, Masaru Saitoh
  • Publication number: 20220089382
    Abstract: In a vacuum ejector provided with a seal valve mechanism between a vacuum generation mechanism and a break flow path, the seal valve mechanism includes a valve plug that is biased toward a sealing opening from the break flow path side to block the seal opening, and is configured to open the seal opening by moving the valve plug away from the seal opening using a piston portion that operates according to supply air supplied from the vacuum generation mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru NAKAYAMA, Koji SUGANO, Yasuhiro USHIJIMA
  • Patent number: 11266280
    Abstract: A needle screw fitted to a compressed fluid supply part that is provided on a nozzle main body of a dust removing device adjusts the jet flow rate of a first compressed fluid from a jet nozzle by adjusting the flow path area of a first fluid supply path. Meanwhile, the suction flow rate of a second compressed fluid to be discharged into a discharge flow path is adjusted by adjusting the flow path area of a second fluid supply path by turning a nozzle main body-side adjustment screw that is provided on the nozzle main body and a suction nozzle-side adjustment screw that is provided on a suction nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Ohtsu, Toru Nakayama, Shigeyuki Eguchi, Koichi Konno, Junichi Inaba, Akio Saitoh, Koji Sugano, Yosuke Shirai, Masayoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11236365
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a polyisoprenoid, which can increase natural rubber production by enhancing the rubber synthesis activity of rubber particles. The present invention provides methods for producing a polyisoprenoid using a gene coding for a cis-prenyltransferase (CPT) family protein, a gene coding for a Nogo-B receptor (NgBR) family protein and a gene coding for a rubber elongation factor (REF) family protein, specifically a method for producing a polyisoprenoid in vitro using rubber particles bound to proteins coded for by these genes, and a method for producing a polyisoprenoid in vivo using a recombinant organism (plant) having these genes introduced therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yukino Inoue, Haruhiko Yamaguchi, Kazuhisa Fushihara, Seiji Takahashi, Satoshi Yamashita, Toru Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11225889
    Abstract: A silencer is equipped with a hollow tubular portion in which a discharge flow passage is formed that communicates on one end side thereof with a discharge port of a fluid pressure device (ejector) through which a pressure fluid is discharged, a cap member attached to another end part of the tubular portion, a sound absorbing member attached to an inner wall surface of the tubular portion, and a plurality of discharge ports adapted to discharge the pressure fluid, which has passed through the discharge flow passage in an axial direction of the tubular portion, in radial directions perpendicular to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Koji Sugano, Masayuki Enomoto, Masayoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20220002759
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a trans-polyisoprenoid which can increase trans rubber production. The present invention is directed to a method for producing a trans-polyisoprenoid in vitro, which involves the use of a gene coding for a trans-prenyltransferase (tPT) family protein and further involves the use of rubber particles bound to a protein encoded by the gene, or a method for producing a trans-polyisoprenoid, which includes introducing into a plant a vector including a promotor having a promoter activity that drives laticifer-specific gene expression and a gene coding for a tPT family protein linked to the promotor to express a protein encoded by the gene specifically in laticifers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicants: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuko SAKURAI, Haruhiko YAMAGUCHI, Yukino INOUE, Kazuhisa FUSHIHARA, Seiji TAKAHASHI, Satoshi YAMASHITA, Toru NAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210395785
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a trans-polyisoprenoid which can increase trans rubber production. The present invention is directed to a method for producing a trans-polyisoprenoid in vitro, which involves the use of a gene coding for a trans-prenyltransferase (tPT) family protein and further involves the use of rubber particles bound to a protein encoded by the gene, or a method for producing a trans-polyisoprenoid, which includes introducing into a plant a vector including a promotor having a promoter activity that drives laticifer-specific gene expression and a gene coding for a tPT family protein linked to the promotor to express a protein encoded by the gene specifically in laticifers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicants: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuko SAKURAI, Haruhiko YAMAGUCHI, Yukino INOUE, Kazuhisa FUSHIHARA, Seiji TAKAHASHI, Satoshi YAMASHITA, Toru NAKAYAMA
  • Nut
    Patent number: 11204056
    Abstract: A layered nut (10) comprises a plurality of thin nuts (12) formed with through-holes (16) having almost the same diameter. On the inner peripheral surface of each thin nut (12), a plurality of screw threads (18, 38) are formed at predetermined angular spacing so as to protrude toward the inside of the through-hole (16). In this case, the thin nuts (12) are layered along the direction of the central axis (14) so that the through-holes (16) become approximately coaxial. The outer peripheral surfaces of the layered thin nuts (12) are subjected to laser welding or the like, thereby joining the thin nuts (12) and completing the layered nut (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Ryuichi Masui, Naohiro Ishizawa
  • Publication number: 20210382760
    Abstract: A resource adjustment device includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to set a ranking to each of a plurality of first virtual machines according to an amount of resource used by each of the plurality of first virtual machines in operation, and allocate the resource of the first virtual machine having a highest of the ranking to a second virtual machine before starting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Yuuki Ogata
  • Publication number: 20210252720
    Abstract: A non-contact transport device includes a deflector having a flange portion provided with a plurality of nozzle grooves extending radially outward and arranged equidistantly in the circumferential direction. The nozzle grooves are each formed to be hollowed with respect to an upper surface of the flange portion so as to have an arc-shaped cross section, and constitute lead-out channels together with a flat surface of a hollow of a body. A pressure fluid is supplied through a first port of the body into the body and flows through the plurality of nozzle grooves to a workpiece holding surface along first and second curved surfaces of the hollow. As a result, the pressure fluid flowing at high speed between the workpiece holding surface and a workpiece generates a suction force exerted toward the body side, whereby the workpiece is suctioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru NAKAYAMA, Toru SUGIYAMA, Masaru SAITOH, Hiroaki SAKA
  • Patent number: 11078032
    Abstract: A suction device includes an adapter having in the interior thereof a supply passage to which a negative pressure fluid is supplied, a bellows connected to a distal end of the adapter, and a pad member disposed at a distal end of the bellows and to which a workpiece is attracted under suction. In addition, the suction device attracts the workpiece under suction by a negative pressure fluid which is supplied to the pad member through the supply passage and the bellows. An attachment which is capable of being tilted with respect to the axis of the bellows is provided in the interior of the bellows. In the attachment, a main body portion thereof is disposed in facing relation to a suction surface of a skirt, and a shaft portion is inserted into the supply passage at a time that the workpiece is attracted under suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Toru Sugiyama, Noriyuki Miyazaki, Masaru Saitoh, Yukiya Goto
  • Patent number: 11046855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a matte coating agent containing 1 to 150 parts by mass of resin particles A having a volume average particle diameter of 1 to 5 ?m, 1 to 150 parts by mass of resin particles B having a volume average particle diameter of 5 to 10 ?m, and 1 to 150 parts by mass of resin particles C having a volume average particle diameter of 10 to 20 ?m based on 100 parts by mass of a polyurethane resin, the total content of the resin particles A, the resin particles B, and the resin particles C being 3 to 250 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the polyurethane resin, and the volume average particle diameter becoming larger sequentially from the resin particles A to the resin particles B to the resin particles C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Yoichi Matsuoka, Mayo Yoshida, Masashi Oyama
  • Patent number: D924512
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Toru Sugiyama, Noriyuki Miyazaki, Masaru Saitoh, Yukiya Goto
  • Patent number: D967219
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakayama, Toru Sugiyama, Masaru Saitoh, Hiroaki Saka