Patents by Inventor Toru Sasaki

Toru Sasaki 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: 20210407106
    Abstract: A medical image diagnostic apparatus includes a marker to be placed on a subject, at least one imaging unit configured to capture images of the subject and the marker, and a detection unit configured to detect movement of the marker from the images captured by the imaging unit. The marker includes a plurality of planar structures that can be detected by the detection unit, and the planar structures are spaced apart from each other with a distance no less than a predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Fukutani, Toru Sasaki, Ryuichi Nanaumi
  • Patent number: 11104107
    Abstract: To provide a fluororesin laminate in which a layer of a fluorinated copolymer and a layer of a propylene polymer excellent in heat resistance are strongly attached. A laminate comprising a layer which contains a fluorinated copolymer having an adhesive functional group and having monomer unit based on tetrafluoroethylene and monomer units based on ethylene, and a layer which contains a propylene polymer having an adhesive functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Shigeru Aida, Toru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11041053
    Abstract: A resin powder having a high bulk density and an average particle size of at most 50 ?m from resin particles containing a fluorocopolymer as the main component and having a melting point of 260 to 320° C., where the fluorocopolymer contains a unit containing a carbonyl group-containing group, a unit based on tetrafluoroethylene, and a unit based on a perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) or a unit based on hexafluoropropylene. A method of producing the resin powder by subjecting resin particles (A) having an average particle size of at least 100 ?m to mechanical pulverization treatment. The resin particles (A) is made of a material (X) having a fluorocopolymer (X1) as the main component, which has a unit (1) based on a monomer containing at least one functional group selected from a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, and a unit (2) based on tetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Hosoda, Eiichi Nishi, Toru Sasaki, Nobutaka Kidera
  • Publication number: 20210113837
    Abstract: A nerve stimulating apparatus includes a plurality of stimulating units configured to respectively apply stimuli to a plurality of nerve regions branching from a particular nerve region of a living body, and a stimulation timing controller configured to set generating timings of respectively generating the stimuli at the plurality of stimulating units. The stimulation timing controller sets the generating timings of generating the stimuli at the plurality of stimulating units based on response results of the particular nerve region, the response results being obtained in response to the stimuli that are respectively generated at the plurality of stimulating units and that are respectively applied to the plurality of nerve regions, and the response results being measured by a biometric information measuring apparatus that measures biometric information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: Ricoh Company, Ltd., National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    Inventors: Shinji SATO, Sukchan KIM, Taishi WATANABE, Yuki MITANI, Yuki MIYANO, Shigenori KAWABATA, Toru SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210040252
    Abstract: A material for a printed circuit board, which is a film composed of a fluorinated resin layer, where the fluorinated resin layer contains a composition containing a fluorinated copolymer having at least one functional group selected from a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, has a melt flow rate of at most 15 g/10 min measured at 372° C. under a load of 49N, and has a storage elastic modulus of at least 650 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya HOSODA, Wataru KASAI, Toru SASAKI, Masatoshi ABE
  • Patent number: 10844153
    Abstract: A material having a fluorinated resin layer is subjected to heat treatment. The fluorinated resin layer is composed of a composition containing a fluorinated copolymer (a) having at least one type of functional group selected from a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, having a melting point of from 280 to 320° C. and a melt flow rate of at least 2 g/10 min measured at 372° C. under a load of 49 N. The heat treatment is carried out at a temperature of at least 250° C. and lower by at least 5° C. than the melting point of the fluorinated copolymer (a) so that the ratio of the melt flow rate of the fluorinated resin layer after the heat treatment to that before the heat treatment, and the melt flow rate of the fluorinated resin layer after the heat treatment, are respectively within specific ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Hosoda, Wataru Kasai, Toru Sasaki, Masatoshi Abe
  • Publication number: 20200321103
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stores executable instructions that cause a computer to execute: transmitting, to a server, an image of an absorbent article containing vaginal discharge of a user; receiving, from the server, health information that is obtained from the image and indicates a health condition of the user; and displaying, on a display, a health information screen based on the health information. The health information screen displays a first message that indicates the health condition and a second message for improving the health condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: UNICHARM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuya Suzuki, Toru Sasaki, Hiroki Ishikawa, Akiko Tange, Megumi Mimuro, Takahiro Imagawa, Eiji Shibaya
  • Patent number: 10745692
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing a peptide containing a charged non-proteinogenic amino acid in a cell-free translation system, and the like. The present invention provides a method of producing a peptide containing a charged non-proteinogenic amino acid. It includes a step of expressing a peptide in a cell-free translation system including (i) at least one tRNA to which a non-proteinogenic amino acid having a protecting-group-introduced charged group has been bound and (ii) a nucleic acid that encodes the peptide and contains at least one codon corresponding to an anticodon of the tRNA; and a step of removing the protecting group of the non-proteinogenic amino acid residue contained in the peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, PeptiDream Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murakami, Takashi Kawakami, Patrick Reid, Toru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10723401
    Abstract: This vehicle body structure of a saddle type vehicle includes a rear vehicle body mono-frame (22) having a merging portion (22a) configured to merge a pair of right and left front vehicle body frames (21) provided with at least a part of a fuel tank (8) interposed therebetween behind the fuel tank (8) and below a seat (9), and also configured to extend continuously to the front vehicle body frames (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsushima, Toru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10729018
    Abstract: To stably produce a laminate wherein heat resistant resin layers are laminated on both surfaces of a fluorinated resin layer, by thermal lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Sasaki, Wataru Kasai
  • Patent number: 10711268
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a peptide library capable of incorporating an arbitrary number of arbitrary proteinogenic and/or non-proteinogenic amino acids in an arbitrary site. The invention provides a method for producing a peptide library including 1×106 or more kinds of peptides containing amino acids encoded by N1N2N3, including a step of preparing an mRNA library including mRNAs which encode peptides of the peptide library and each contain at least one N1N2N3; and a step of translating each mRNA of the mRNA library in a cell-free translation system added with tRNA containing an anticodon to any one of N1N2N3 codons and charged with an amino acid corresponding to the codon (wherein, N1, N2, and N3 are each independently selected from adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and uracil (U) and an arbitrary amino acid is reassigned to each N1N2N3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, PeptiDream Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murakami, Takashi Kawakami, Patrick Reid, Toru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10716203
    Abstract: To provide an adhesive film comprising a polyimide film and a fluorinated resin layer directly laminated, in which blisters (foaming) in an atmosphere corresponding to reflow soldering at high temperature are suppressed, and a flexible metal laminate. An adhesive film having a fluorinated resin layer containing a fluorinated copolymer (A) directly laminated on one side or both sides of a polyimide film, wherein the fluorinated copolymer (A) has a melting point of at least 280° C. and at most 320° C., is melt-moldable, and has at least one type of functional groups selected from the group consisting of a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, and the fluorinated resin layer has a thickness of from 1 to 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Hosoda, Eiichi Nishi, Toru Sasaki, Yasuhiko Matsuoka, Wataru Kasai
  • Patent number: 10677379
    Abstract: To provide a laminate which is formed from resins and is excellent in heat resistance and excellent in flexibility and mechanical properties under high-temperature conditions and which undergoes no separation of layers even when contacted with oil such as engine oil for a long period of time. The laminate comprises a first layer containing a fluorinated copolymer and a second layer containing a polyamide directly laminated on the first layer, wherein the fluorinated copolymer has units based on tetrafluoroethylene, units based on ethylene, units based on a copolymerizable another monomer not having a carbonyl group, and carbonyl group-containing groups, wherein the amounts of the respective units are in specific ranges, and the tensile elongation at 200° C. of the fluorinated copolymer is at least 200%, and the melting point of the polyamide and the flexural elastic modulus at 23° C. of the second layer are in specific ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Eiichi Nishi, Tomoya Hosoda, Toru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200162415
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Cororation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20200115509
    Abstract: To provide a method capable of producing, by means of mechanical pulverization, a resin powder having a high bulk density and an average particle size of at most 50 ?m from resin particles containing a fluorocopolymer as the main component and having a melting point of from 260 to 320° C., such as PFA. The method is to obtain a resin powder having an average particle size of from 0.02 to 50 ?m by subjecting resin particles (A) having an average particle size of at least 100 ?m to mechanical pulverization treatment. The resin particles (A) is made of a material (X) having a fluorocopolymer (X1) as the main component; and said fluorocopolymer (X1) has a unit (1) based on a monomer containing at least one type of functional group selected from the group consisting of a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, and a unit (2) based on tetrafluoroethylene, and has a melting point of from 260 to 320° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya HOSODA, Eiichi NISHI, Toru SASAKI, Nobutaka KIDERA
  • Publication number: 20200082517
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire band images of an object, using filters of which transmission center wavelengths are different from each another; a detection unit configured to select a first band image from the band images, and detect a target region that is to be improved with respect to visibility; a selection unit configured to select a second band image, which includes information, originated from a structure of the object, within the target region, from among the band images other than the first band image; and a generation unit configured to generate a spectral image from a band image. The generation unit uses at least a band image that has been captured using a same filter as the second band image, upon generating a spectral image of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiki Shiga, Toru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10587567
    Abstract: A communication method includes the steps of transmitting, by means of a first communication apparatus, personal information to a second communication apparatus; receiving, by means of the second communication apparatus, the personal information and searching, by means of the second communication apparatus, whether or not personal information having the same content as the received personal information exists in the second communication apparatus; and notifying, by means of the second communication apparatus, the first communication apparatus of a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Motoyuki Takai, Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Takatoshi Nakamura, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai, Masafumi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20200009840
    Abstract: To provide a fluororesin laminate in which a layer of a fluorinated copolymer and a layer of a propylene polymer excellent in heat resistance are strongly attached. A laminate comprising a layer which contains a fluorinated copolymer having an adhesive functional group and having monomer unit based on tetrafluoroethylene and monomer units based on ethylene, and a layer which contains a propylene polymer having an adhesive functional group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru AIDA, Toru SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200001290
    Abstract: A counting method of preparing a plurality of first small sections, determining the first small section that contains a first attention object among the plurality of first small sections as a first target section, and acquiring the number of the first attention objects contained in the first target section includes: calculating a first candidate value concerning the number of first attention objects, by using an algorithm; performing a calculation to distribute second attention objects into second small sections, by using information concerning volumes of the second small sections; calculating a second candidate value concerning the number of the second attention objects, by using the algorithm common to the first calculation step, in a part; comparing the second candidate value with the number of second attention objects, and determining the second candidate value which satisfies the predetermined convergence condition, as the number of the first attention objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Toru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200002757
    Abstract: Provided is a particle measuring method for measuring, based on image data containing an image of a plurality of particles, a size of each of the particles included in the image data. The particle measuring method includes: acquiring a position of each of the plurality of particles from the image data; extracting two particles vicinal to each other; and calculating the size of each of the particles based on a distance between the two vicinal particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Toru Sasaki