Patents by Inventor Yasushi Nakamura

Yasushi Nakamura 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: 8051794
    Abstract: A rowing boat footrest assembly includes a footrest member coupled to a boat structure and a shoe retaining mechanism supported to the footrest member. The shoe retaining mechanism includes a permanent magnet mechanism operable between a shoe retaining mode and a shoe releasing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Matsueda, Yasushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20110262172
    Abstract: An operating device includes a first support frame, a support shaft, an operating panel, a second support frame, and a spring. The first support frame is fixed to a front side of a main apparatus. The support shaft projects from the first support frame in a widthwise direction of the main apparatus. The second support frame is pivotally supported on the support shaft in such a manner as to be displaceable within a predetermined range in the widthwise direction while supporting the operating panel. The spring biases the second support frame in a first direction which the second support frame is pressed against the first support frame. The first support frame has a plurality of recesses on a circumference of a circle that is concentric with the support shaft. The second support frame has a first projection capable of being engaged into any one of the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki Nagao, Hidenobu Mandai, Yoshiya Kinoshita, Kazuhiro Matsuyama, Kazuhisa Yoneda
  • Patent number: 8030014
    Abstract: A detection agent for high malignancy breast cancer includes an antibody against collagen XIV, or a variant or derivative or fragment of the antibody. A therapeutic agent for high malignancy breast cancer includes a conjugate of an anticancer drug and an antibody against that protein, or a variant or derivative or fragment thereof. Accordingly, it is possible to easily and accurately detect and diagnose high malignancy breast cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: JCL Bioassay Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakamura, Hironao Yasuoka, Masahiko Tsujimoto, Rieko Goto, Zenzaburo Tozuka, Kunio Momiyama, Kennichi Kakudo, Tomonori Takami
  • Publication number: 20110234176
    Abstract: A discharge control apparatus for discharging a residual charge that accumulates in a smoothing capacitor interposed between a direct current main power supply and an inverter, which performs a voltage conversion between a direct current power and an alternating current power, and remains in the smoothing capacitor when a connection between the inverter and the main power supply is cut, the discharge control apparatus. The discharge control apparatus having a backup power supply and a discharge control unit that is provided independently of a driver circuit for applying a switching control signal to a switching element constituting the inverter in order to operate the switching element in a saturation region, and that generates a discharge control signal for operating the switching element in an active region and applies the generated discharge control signal to the switching element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKAMURA, Kazuo AOKI
  • Publication number: 20110236996
    Abstract: There is provided a particle-enhanced immunoassay method for cystatin C in a human body fluid, which has higher specificity and is easily automatable at low cost as compared with conventional assay methods that use large amounts of polyclonal antibodies having low specificity or monoclonal antibodies having high specificity but having poor agglutinability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Nakayama, Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasushi Nakamura, Tomo Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20110195438
    Abstract: The present invention provides an insulin-specific assay and an assay reagent capable of sensitively and specifically assaying insulin using an antibody having a property of reacting with insulin bound to an anti-insulin antibody while not reacting with insulin not bound to an anti-insulin antibody, without being affected by proinsulin and insulin analogs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Junichi Kondou, Tomo Shimizu, Mitsuaki Yamamoto, Yasushi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7976982
    Abstract: An alkaline storage battery includes, as main constituent elements, a positive electrode having nickel hydroxide as an active material, a negative electrode, a separator, and an electrolyte made of an aqueous alkali solution, and a foamed three-dimensional porous substrate composed of nickel as a main component is used as a core substrate of the positive electrode, and the weight ratio of this core substrate in the positive electrode is set to 30% to 50%, thereby allowing both electron conductivity and ion conductivity of the positive electrode, with long life and high output even under severe conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakamura, Yoshitaka Dansui
  • Publication number: 20110165701
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide an anti-human IgM monoclonal antibody that is capable of reacting specifically with human IgM and inducing immunoagglutination based on an antigen-antibody reaction with human IgM in solution, and an immunoassay using the said monoclonal antibody. Another objective of the present invention is to provide an agent for suppressing non-specific reactions caused by human IgM that could not be prevented by conventional methods, and an immunoassay in which non-specific reactions caused by human IgM are suppressed. By selecting a monoclonal antibody that reacts with human IgM on the basis of evaluation of reactivity with human IgM in solution, a novel monoclonal antibody capable of agglutinating human IgM by itself and performing a practical immunoagglutination assay has been obtained, and the objectives above have been thus achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Tomo Shimizu, Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20110111414
    Abstract: A detection agent for high malignancy breast cancer includes an antibody against collagen XIV, or a variant or derivative or fragment of the antibody. A therapeutic agent for high malignancy breast cancer includes a conjugate of an anticancer drug and an antibody against that protein, or a variant or derivative or fragment thereof. Accordingly, it is possible to easily and accurately detect and diagnose high malignancy breast cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: JCL Bioassay Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakamura, Hironao Yasuoka, Masahiko Tsujimoto, Rieko Goto, Zenzaburo Tozuka, Kunio Momiyama, Kennichi Kakudo, Tomonori Takami
  • Patent number: 7874885
    Abstract: A rowing boat foot support assembly is provided with a support member, a shoe attachment member and a release trigger mechanism. The support member is configured to be coupled to a rowing boat. The shoe attachment member is pivotally supported on the support member. The shoe attachment member includes a base portion and a movable fixing portion that is movably arranged with respect to the base portion between a shoe retaining position and a shoe releasing position. The release trigger mechanism is provided between the support member and the movable fixing portion to move the movable fixing portion from the shoe retaining position to the shoe releasing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Matsueda, Yasushi Nakamura, Takuji Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 7853192
    Abstract: A paper discharge structure includes: a paper discharge roller for discharging paper with an image from a discharge port; a paper output tray located below the paper discharge roller for holding sheets of paper P discharged by the paper discharge roller; and a side-wall surface formed extending from the vicinity of the paper discharge roller to the vicinity of the paper output tray, is constructed such that the side-wall surface is formed with an inclined portion that extends from the lower part of the paper discharge roller to the vicinity of the paper output tray and is inclined with respect to the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nagao, Takashi Kikutani, Kazuhisa Yoneda, Yasushi Nakamura, Toshikazu Kitaura, Hidenobu Mandai
  • Publication number: 20100302820
    Abstract: An inverter drive power supply circuit for driving a plurality of inverter switching devices that form an inverter circuit, includes a number N of transformers (N is an integer equal to or larger than 2) adapted to a push-pull method, each having a first winding and a second winding for a primary winding and a first winding and a second winding for a secondary winding, and supplying an output voltage of the secondary winding to the inverter switching devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakamura, Kazuo Aoki
  • Publication number: 20100227040
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a soy protein-containing food (a baked food) which can be used in a large amount as a substitute for wheat flour and has an excellent flavor without showing a coarse texture. It is also intended to provide a non-baked food prepared without resorting to baking. Moreover, it is intended to provide a powdery soy protein suitable for these foods. Namely, a powdery soy protein characterized by having an NSI of from 10 to 55, a solubility in 0.22 M trichloroacetic acid (TCA) of from 6 to 30% and a CP of from 50 to 98%; and a soy protein-containing food (a baked food or a non-baked food) prepared by binding this soy protein with a binder and molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Asami Muraoka, Kotaro Nishi, Yasushi Nakamura, Tetsuo Sakata
  • Publication number: 20100215648
    Abstract: The detection agent for high malignancy breast cancer of the present invention includes an antibody against collagen XIV, or a variant or derivative or fragment of the antibody. The therapeutic agent for high malignancy breast cancer of the present invention includes a conjugate of an anticancer drug and an antibody against that protein, or a variant or derivative or fragment thereof. According to the present invention, it is possible to easily and accurately detect and diagnose high malignancy breast cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: JCL BIOASSAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakamura, Hironao Yasuoka, Masahiko Tsujimoto, Rieko Goto, Zenzaburo Tozuka, Kunio Momiyama, Kennichi Kakudo, Tomonori Takami
  • Patent number: 7782220
    Abstract: A proximity sensor includes a sense electrode having a first capacitance to ground, wherein the first capacitance varies in response to proximity of an object to be sensed; a first sense circuit which provides a first pulse signal having a pulse width determined in accordance with the first capacitance; a reference capacitor; a second sense circuit which provides a second pulse signal having a pulse width determined in accordance with a second capacitance of the reference capacitor; and a computing circuit which computes a difference pulse by subtracting the second pulse signal from the first pulse signal and provide a pulse of the difference pulse width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakamura, Nobumasa Misaki
  • Publication number: 20100201775
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus in one embodiment of the present invention is an image forming apparatus that includes a main body that performs processing to form an image on a recording paper, the image forming apparatus including, an ion generating section that is external to the main body, generates ions and emits those ions to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Kazuhisa YONEDA, Hiroyuki Nagao, Hidenobu Mandai, Kazuhiro Matsuyama, Yasushi Nakamura, Yoshiya Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20100018450
    Abstract: A rowing boat foot support assembly is provided with a support member, a shoe attachment member and a release trigger mechanism. The support member is configured to be coupled to a rowing boat. The shoe attachment member is pivotally supported on the support member. The shoe attachment member includes a base portion and a movable fixing portion that is movably arranged with respect to the base portion between a shoe retaining position and a shoe releasing position. The release trigger mechanism is provided between the support member and the movable fixing portion to move the movable fixing portion from the shoe retaining position to the shoe releasing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Keiji MATSUEDA, Yasushi NAKAMURA, Takuji TATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20090323130
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processing section, a load section, an operating section, and a display unit. The processing section performs processing upon sheets of a recording medium. The operating section includes input keys which receive input operation for controlling the processing section, and is disposed over the load section. The display unit displays information corresponding to input operation from the operating section. And the operating section can be freely shifted between a pulled out position in which its input keys are exposed to the exterior, and a storage position in which it is stored internally, and, in the storage position, is disposed below the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Hidenobu MANDAI, Kazuhisa Yoneda, Hiroyuki Nagao, Yasushi Nakamura, Yoshiya Kinoshita, Takashi Kikutani, Kazuhiro Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20090291261
    Abstract: A glass substrate processing method includes irradiating laser light L onto a glass substrate 1 such that the laser light L is focused within the glass substrate 1, thereby forming a high density area 3 that has a higher density than areas where the laser light L is not irradiated around the portion where the laser light L is focused; and performing chemical etching on the glass substrate 1 using an etching solution such that at least a portion of the high density area is allowed to remain, thereby forming a projection 2 on a surface 1a of the glass substrate 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hidaka, Yasushi Nakamura, Tomonori Imamura, Shinya Okamoto, Hirotaka Koyo, Yasuhiro Saito, Keiji Tsunetomo
  • Publication number: 20090279146
    Abstract: An image reading device includes an image reading section, a frame, and an operating unit. The image reading section is configured to obtain image data by reading an image carried on a document. The frame supports the image reading section. The operating unit has an operating section including a plurality of input keys adapted to receive an input operation for controlling the image reading section, and an operating unit body supporting the operating section for displacement between a drawn-out position in which the input keys are exposed to outside and a housed position in which the input keys are housed inside. The operating unit is supported by the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Hidenobu MANDAI, Takashi KIKUTANI, Kazuhisa YONEDA, Hiroyuki NAGAO, Shigenori MORIMOTO, Yasushi NAKAMURA, Yoshiya KINOSHITA, Kazuhiro MATSUYAMA