Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Shimizu

Tsutomu Shimizu 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: 20210270610
    Abstract: Provided is a device including an acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a position estimation system selected from among a plurality of position estimation systems for estimating a position of a flight vehicle, and a position estimation unit that estimates the position of the flight vehicle from first information generated by using an inertial sensor of the flight vehicle and second information generated through the position estimation system based on a parameter for the position estimation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: KOHTARO SABE, HARUTO TAKEDA, PETER DUERR, SATORU SHIMIZU, TSUTOMU SAWADA, KOUSUKE SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210259548
    Abstract: An ultrasonic tonometer for measuring the eye pressure of an examinee's eye by means of an ultrasonic wave includes an ultrasonic actuator having an ultrasonic element and configured to irradiate the examinee's eye with the ultrasonic wave, and current adjustment means configured to adjust a current applied to the ultrasonic element to control the sound pressure or acoustic radiation pressure of the ultrasonic wave. With this configuration, the ultrasonic tonometer solving at least one of typical problems can be provided. For example, the ultrasonic tonometer capable of properly irradiating the examinee's eye with the ultrasonic wave can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki MIWA, Tsutomu UEMURA, Kazunari SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11101312
    Abstract: A semiconductor apparatus comprising: a first semiconductor component including a first semiconductor layer and a first insulation film; and a second semiconductor component including a second semiconductor layer and a second insulation film, wherein the first semiconductor component and the second semiconductor component are bonded to each other by each of a plurality of first electric conductor portions provided in the first insulation film and each of a plurality of second electric conductor portions provided in the second insulation film, each of the plurality of first electric conductor portions is constituted by one pad surrounded by the first insulation film and N vias bonded to the one pad so as to be positioned between the one pad and the first semiconductor layer, and a volume VTR of the one pad and a total volume VTH of the N vias satisfy VTR/VTH?N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takumi Ogino, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Tange, Akihiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200284533
    Abstract: An air conditioner including a distributor configured to distribute a fluid to a heat exchanger. The distributor comprises a main pipe; a partition defining a plurality of distribution paths in the main pipe; a first branched pipe inserted into the main pipe as much as first length, linked to a first distribution path of the plurality of distribution paths, connected to a first portion of the heat exchanger; and a second branched pipe inserted into the main pipe as much as second length different from the first length, linked to the first distribution path, connected to a second portion of the heat exchanger. A flow velocity of air exchanging heat at the first portion of the heat exchanger is faster than a flow velocity of air exchanging heat at the second portion of the heat exchanger. The first length is shorter than the second length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Sangmu LEE, Hyun Young KIM, Masaki SAITO, Masatoshi TAKAHASHI, Takeshi TAKAHARA, Kangtae SEO, Kazushige TAJIMA, Ryo INOHA, Tsutomu SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10000765
    Abstract: To identify a cytochrome P450 involved in the detoxification and metabolism of a specific growth inhibitor. Provided is a gene encoding a cytochrome P450 classified into Indica rice-derived CYP72A31, comprising a polynucleotide encoding a protein comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: NATIONAL INSITUTE OF AGROBIOLOGICAL SCIENCE, KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hiroaki Saika, Fumio Taguchi, Kiyosumi Hori, Takashi Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Junko Horita, Koichiro Kaku, Tsutomu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9863660
    Abstract: A sensing method includes acquiring a thermal image of an object space, identifying an object within the object space included in the thermal image, based on the acquired thermal image, presenting to a user the thermal image to which information, indicating identification results of the identifying, has been added, and accepting a response as to the presented thermal image to which the information has been added. And at least one of the acquiring, the identifying, the presenting, and the accepting is performed by a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Koichi Kusukame, Shinichi Shikii, Hideto Nakahigashi, Nawatt Silawan, Aki Yoneda, Kazuki Funase, Tsutomu Shimizu, Hayuri Sasaki, Ikuo Akamine, Kazuyo Hatta
  • Publication number: 20150247647
    Abstract: A sensing method includes acquiring a thermal image of an object space, identifying an object within the object space included in the thermal image, based on the acquired thermal image, presenting to a user the thermal image to which information, indicating identification results of the identifying, has been added, and accepting a response as to the presented thermal image to which the information has been added. And at least one of the acquiring, the identifying, the presenting, and the accepting is performed by a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: KOICHI KUSUKAME, SHINICHI SHIKII, HIDETO NAKAHIGASHI, NAWATT SILAWAN, AKI YONEDA, KAZUKI FUNASE, TSUTOMU SHIMIZU, HAYURI SASAKI, IKUO AKAMINE, KAZUYO HATTA
  • Publication number: 20140274714
    Abstract: To identify a cytochrome P450 involved in the detoxification and metabolism of a specific growth inhibitor. Provided is a gene encoding a cytochrome P450 classified into Indica rice-derived CYP72A31, comprising a polynucleotide encoding a protein comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroaki Saika, Fumio Taguchi, Kiyosumi Hori, Takashi Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Junko Horita, Koichiro Kaku, Tsutomu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8353152
    Abstract: An exhaust emission control device, which can absorb thermal expansion difference between a particulate filter and a selective reduction catalyst without causing urea deposition, has the filter and the catalyst arranged in parallel with each other with their entry ends facing the same direction. An S-shaped communication passage is provided to introduce the exhaust gas from a discharge end of the filter into an entry end of the catalyst through turndown, urea water being added upstream of the communication passage. A mixing pipe providing a straight section of the communication passage at an intermediate portion thereof, with a double-pipe portion constituted by overlapped stretchable/retractable inner and outer pipes, the outer pipe having a terminal end secured to an outer periphery of the inner pipe and being provided with an axially expansible and contractible bellows, a sealing ring fitted over an outer periphery of a terminal end of the inner pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignees: Hino Motors, Ltd., Tokyo Roki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Kowada, Tsutomu Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20120182625
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical element wherein a fine shape is transferred precisely to the outer edge side of a lens while increase in cycle time is prevented. In the optical element, the outermost periphery of the fine shape is covered with a protrusion section provided at a flange part. Accordingly, in injection molding, with the resin introduced into the molding cavity formed in the mold, the molding cavity section corresponding to the resin inflow port side of the protrusion section provided at the flange part is filled first, and thereafter the molding cavity section corresponding to the fine shape adjacent to the protrusion section is filled. Preheating a mold surface section, for transferring the fine shape, of a movable mold with the resin accumulated in the molding cavity corresponding to the protrusion section suppresses the temperature reduction of the mold surface section corresponding to the fine shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Tsutomu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8030547
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gene coding for a protein (a) or (b) showing a high level of resistance to PC herbicides or sulfonylurea herbicides. The protein (a) consists of an amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOS: 2, 4, 6 and 8, and the protein (b) consists of an amino acid sequence derived from the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOS: 2, 4, 6 and 8 by substitution, deletion or addition of at least one or more amino acids, has resistance to a pyrimidinyl carboxy herbicide, and has acetolactate synthase activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignees: Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., National Institute of Agrobiolgical Sciences
    Inventors: Koichiro Kaku, Tsutomu Shimizu, Kiyoshi Kawai, Kozo Nagayama, Atsunori Fukuda, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8017400
    Abstract: Transformed cells are efficiently selected using a mutant ALS gene having high specificity to PC herbicides. The transformation method comprises the steps of: transforming a host cell with a recombination vector containing a gene of interest and a gene coding for a mutant acetolactate synthase having mutation of glycine corresponds to position 95 of the amino acid sequence of a wild-type acetolactate synthase derived from rice to alanine; culturing the transformed cell obtained in the former step in the presence of a pyrimidinyl carboxy herbicide; and wherein the gene coding for the mutant acetolactate synthase is used as a selection marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignees: Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Tohoku University
    Inventors: Kinya Toriyama, Ayako Okuzaki, Koichiro Kaku, Kiyoshi Kawai, Tsutomu Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20100257850
    Abstract: An exhaust emission control device is provided which can reliably absorb thermal expansion difference between a particulate filter and a selective reduction catalyst without causing deposition of urea. The exhaust emission control device has a particulate filter 5 and a selective reduction catalyst arranged in parallel with each other in such a manner that entry ends of them are directed to the same direction, an S-shaped communication passage 9 being provided for introduction of the exhaust gas 3 discharged from the discharge end of the particulate filter into an entry end of the adjacent selective reduction catalyst through turndown, urea water being addible upstream of the communication passage 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicants: HINO MOTORS LTD., TOKYO ROKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Kowada, Tsutomu Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20090300803
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gene coding for the following protein (a) or (b) showing a high level of resistance to PC herbicides or sulfonylurea herbicides: (a) a protein which consists of an amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOS: 2, 4, 6 and 8; (b) a protein which consists of an amino acid sequence derived from the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOS: 2, 4, 6 and 8 by substitution, deletion or addition of at least one or more amino acids, has resistance to a pyrimidinyl carboxy herbicide, and has acetolactate synthase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: KOICHIRO KAKU, TSUTOMU SHIMIZU, KIYOSHI KAWAI, KOZO NAGAYAMA, ATSUNORI FUKUDA, YOSHIYUKI TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20090217420
    Abstract: Transformed cells are efficiently selected using a mutant ALS gene having high specificity to PC herbicides. The transformation method comprises the steps of: transforming a host cell with a recombination vector containing a gene of interest and a gene coding for a mutant acetolactate synthase having mutation of glycine corresponds to position 95 of the amino acid sequence of a wild-type acetolactate synthase derived from rice to alanine; culturing the transformed cell obtained in the former step in the presence of a pyrimidinyl carboxy herbicide; and wherein the gene coding for the mutant acetolactate synthase is used as a selection marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Kinya Toriyama, Ayako Okuzaki, Koichiro Kaku, Kiyoshi Kawai, Tsutomu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7504203
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for assessing sensitivity of a rice blast fungus to a scytalone dehydratase inhibitor, comprising the steps of: (a) and (b), which (a) identifies an amino acid in an amino acid sequence of a scytalone dehydratase isolated from the rice blast fungus, where the amino acid corresponds to valine at position 75 of SEQ ID NO: 4; and (b) assesses the sensitivity of the rice blast fungus to the scytalone dehydratase inhibitor, where if the amino acid identified in step (a) is methionine, the sensitivity of the rice blast fungus to The scytalone dehydratase inhibitor is assessed to be lower than that of a wild-type rice blast fungus which endogenously produces the scytalone dehydratase of SEQ ID NO: 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Kaku, Satoshi Watanabe, Kiyoshi Kawai, Tsutomu Shimizu, Kozo Nagayama
  • Patent number: 7468849
    Abstract: An object lens unit for an optical pickup device is disclosed. The object lens unit includes a first optical element facing an optical information recording medium; a second optical element positioned on a light source side of the first optical element; and a frame in which the first optical element and the second optical element are fixed. The frame includes a first fitting portion and a second fitting portion, and has a prescribed clearance in a perpendicular direction to the optical axis between at least one of the first fitting portion of the frame and the first optical element, and the second fitting portion of the frame and the second optical element to adjust a position of at least one of the first optical element and the second optical element in a perpendicular direction to the optical axis. An optical pickup device including such object lens unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Shogo Yamamoto, Yuichi Atarashi, Kazuhiro Wada, Tsutomu Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20080253002
    Abstract: An object lens unit for an optical pickup device is disclosed. The object lens unit includes a first optical element positioned facing an optical information recording medium; a second optical element positioned on a light source side of the first optical element; and a frame in which the first optical element and the second optical element are fixed. The frame includes a first fitting portion and a second fitting portion, and has a prescribed clearance in a perpendicular direction to the optical axis between at least one of the first fitting portion of the frame and the first optical element, and the second fitting portion of the frame and the second optical element to adjust a position of at least one of the first optical element and the second optical element in a perpendicular direction to the optical axis. An optical pickup device including such object lens unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Shogo Yamamoto, Yuichi Atarashi, Kazuhiro Wada, Tsutomu Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20080213788
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gene that can be used extensively in studies relating to resistant rice blast fungi. The gene codes for either one of the following proteins (a) or (b): (a) a protein consisting of the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2; or (b) a protein consisting of an amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2 by deletion substitution or addition of one or more amino acids, which exhibits scytalone dehydratase activity in the presence of a scytalone dehydratase inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Koichiro Kaku, Satoshi Watanabe, Kiyoshi Kawai, Tsutomu Shimizu, Kozo Nagayama
  • Patent number: 7399625
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gene that can be used extensively in studies relating to resistant rice blast fungi. The gene codes for either one of the following proteins (a) or (b): (a) a protein consisting of the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2; or (b) a protein consisting of an amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:2 by deletion, substitution or addition of one or more amino acids, which exhibits scytalone dehydratase activity in the presence of a scytalone dehydratase inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Kaku, Satoshi Watanabe, Kiyoshi Kawai, Tsutomu Shimizu, Kozo Nagayama