Patents by Inventor Yasuyuki Igarashi

Yasuyuki Igarashi 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: 11998559
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an agent for preventing or ameliorating Alzheimer's disease, said agent being able to effectively suppress the accumulation of amyloid ? proteins using a safe material, which has been used in foods for many years, and improve spontaneous alternation behavior change ratio. Ceramides (in particular, a glucosylceramide originating in Amorphophallus konjac) can effectively suppress the accumulation of amyloid ? proteins and thus enables the prevention or amelioration of Alzheimers disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Takahashi, Katsuyuki Mukai, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Kohei Yuyama
  • Publication number: 20210177778
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an agent for promoting exosome production with which exosome production can be easily promoted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicants: DAICEL CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuyuki MUKAI, Kohei YUYAMA, Yasuyuki IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20210121490
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an agent for preventing or ameliorating Alzheimer's disease, said agent being able to effectively suppress the accumulation of amyloid ? proteins using a safe material, which has been used in foods for many years, and improve spontaneous alternation behavior change ratio. Ceramides (in particular, a glucosylceramide originating in Amorphophallus konjac) can effectively suppress the accumulation of amyloid ? proteins and thus enables the prevention or amelioration of Alzheimers disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: DAICEL CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kaori TAKAHASHI, Katsuyuki MUKAI, Yasuyuki IGARASHI, Kohei YUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150339548
    Abstract: A processing function proposing apparatus includes a status detector that detects a current status of a resource, a request acquisition unit that acquires a composite function requested to be executed from multiple composite functions, each composite function combining multiple unit functions, a function selecting unit to select at least one unit function combined that executes the requested composite function based on the current status of the resource, and a proposing unit that proposes the unit function selected by the function selecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Akiko KITAYAMA, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Daisuke Masui, Daisuke Okada, Yuka Saito, Yuto Shibata, Hiroya Uruta, Naoya Tamura, Noboru Tamura, Kazuki Sasayama, Masashi Taniguchi, Chan Gu
  • Publication number: 20150073935
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a storage control unit that stores, in a storage medium, device number information for identifying the information processing apparatus and a consumables list of consumables available in the information processing apparatus identified by the device number information; and a processing unit that acquires the consumables list from an order receiving server via a network, causes the consumables list to be displayed, and send order information received from the user to the order receiving server when being connected to the network, causes the consumables list to be displayed and causes the storage control unit to store order information received from the user when being not connected to the network, and sends the order information stored to the order receiving server when the information processing apparatus is recovered from a state of being not connected to the network to a state of being connected to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yuto SHIBATA, Noboru Tamura, Yuka Saito, Hiroya Uruta, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Daisuke Masui, Masashi Taniguchi, Naoya Tamura, Chan Gu
  • Patent number: 8908227
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to avoid unnecessary print out and cut wasteful consumption of resources and electricity. A printer receives a command indicating whether or not a user does not need to print out images such as advertisements on web pages. If a drawing command acquired by analyzing received print data is image, the printer determines whether or not the command is to draw images based on the user's choice and execute a drawing process along with the command from the user. Consequently, the printer can print out text information with eliminating image information which is noise for the user and can eliminate print out for unnecessary image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan Gu, Saori Iura, Yuichi Yoshida, Takahiro Hirakawa, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Isamu Mitsuke, Nobuyuki Iwata
  • Patent number: 8889648
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to prove a medicament for decreasing body weigh, a medicament for decreasing visceral fat, a medicament for decreasing triglyceride in the liver, and a method for screening a medicament for ameliorating obesity and fatty liver. The problem is solved by a method comprising measuring an activity of a candidate material for inhibiting a sphingomyelin synthetase wherein if the candidate material has an activity for inhibiting a sphingomyelin synthetase, the candidate material is judged to have at least one function selected from the consisting of an anti-obesity drug, a drug for decreasing visceral fat, a drug for treating fatty liver and an agent for increasing adiponectin expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: National University Corporation Hokkaido University, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Mitsutake, Kota Zama, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Tetsuya Yoshida, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20140256793
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a medicament for treating or preventing a condition, disorder or disease associated with amyloid ?. Provided is a method for screening a medicament for treating or preventing a disease associated with amyloid ?, the method comprising: A) subjecting at least one of elements selected from the group consisting of 1) exosome; 2) neutral sphingomyelinase 2 (N-SMase2); and 3) sphingomyelin synthetic enzyme 2 (SMS2), and a candidate of the medicament in a condition in which they can interact with each other; and B) examining an influence by the candidate of the medicament to the element, wherein at least one of the elements is used as an index for determining as to whether or not the candidate is the medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kohei Yuyama, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Susumu Mitsutake, Tetsuya Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8736892
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a storage unit that stores print data and transformation data transformed into a printable format by reflecting a print condition on the print data; a detection unit that detects an error when the transformation data stored in the storage unit is printed; a decision unit that decides a resolution print condition which is a print condition for resolving an error based on a content of the error and a device state when the error is detected; a transformation unit that acquires the print data from the storage unit and transforms the acquired print data into transformation data on which the decided resolution print condition is reflected; and a print control unit that prints the transformation data transformed by the transformation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Naohiko Kubo, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Kohji Yamamoto, Daisuke Masui, Yuka Saito, Yusuke Kudo
  • Patent number: 8588626
    Abstract: An apparatus that uses plural kinds of consumable items different from each other, the apparatus including a consumption status detecting device to detect a respective consumption status for each of the plural kinds of the consumable items, a memory to store a plurality of settings for each of the plural kinds of the consumable items, each of the settings including presence or non-presence of information output, and an output device to output the consumption status detected by the consumption status detecting unit, according to the setting of the presence or the non-presence of information output stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Inoue, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Takeshi Fujita, Yuka Saito, Toshio Kitazawa
  • Publication number: 20130231383
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to prove a medicament for decreasing body weigh, a medicament for decreasing visceral fat, a medicament for decreasing triglyceride in the liver, and a method for screening a medicament for ameliorating obesity and fatty liver. The problem is solved by a method comprising measuring an activity of a candidate material for inhibiting a sphingomyelin synthetase wherein if the candidate material has an activity for inhibiting a sphingomyelin synthetase, the candidate material is judged to have at least one function selected from the consisting of an anti-obesity drug, a drug for decreasing visceral fat, a drug for treating fatty liver and an agent for increasing adiponectin expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: SHIONOGI & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Mitsutake, Kota Zama, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Tetsuya Yoshida, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20130136463
    Abstract: An apparatus in which a plurality of consumable items are loadable to the apparatus. The apparatus includes a consumption status detecting unit to detect a respective consumption status of each of the consumable items, a consumption information output setting unit to set whether an exchange message for each of the consumable items is to be output, and a consumable item information output unit to output the exchange message, which is indicative of an exchange time of the respective consumable item, based on the respective consumption statuses detected by the consumption status detecting unit and the setting of the consumption information output setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshiya INOUE, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Takeshi Fujita, Yuka Saito, Toshio Kitazawa
  • Publication number: 20130107288
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to avoid unnecessary print out and cut wasteful consumption of resources and electricity. A printer receives a command indicating whether or not a user does not need to print out images such as advertisements on web pages. If a drawing command acquired by analyzing received print data is image, the printer determines whether or not the command is to draw images based on the user's choice and execute a drawing process along with the command from the user. Consequently, the printer can print out text information with eliminating image information which is noise for the user and can eliminate print out for unnecessary image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Chan GU, Saori IURA, Yuichi YOSHIDA, Takahiro HIRAKAWA, Yasuyuki IGARASHI, Isamu MITSUKE, Nobuyuki IWATA
  • Patent number: 8391731
    Abstract: An apparatus in which a plurality of consumable items are loadable to the apparatus. The apparatus includes a consumption status detecting unit to detect a respective consumption status of each of the consumable items, a consumption information output setting unit to set whether an exchange message for each of the consumable items is to be output, and a consumable item information output unit to output the exchange message, which is indicative of an exchange time of the respective consumable item, based on the respective consumption statuses detected by the consumption status detecting unit and the setting of the consumption information output setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Inoue, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Takeshi Fujita, Yuka Saito, Toshio Kitazawa
  • Patent number: 8363285
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to print an image on a recording medium based on print data. The image forming apparatus includes a storing unit to store the print data, an image processing unit to perform image processing on image data included in the print data; a printing operation specification unit to specify implementation of a printing operation; a marking unit to embed marking data in the image data, a marking printing operation specification unit to specify implementation of a marking printing operation, a printing operation implementation unit to implement the printing operation or the marking printing operation, a print data determination unit to determine whether or not the print data includes a setting for the marking printing operation, and a printing operation change unit to change a printing operation performed by the printing operation implementation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Saori Iura, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Masateru Kumagai, Daisuke Okada
  • Publication number: 20120315658
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for screening for a medicinal agent that can decrease a body weight, a medicinal agent that can reduce a visceral fat, a medicinal agent that can reduce a triglyceride in the liver, and a medicinal agent that can ameliorate obesity and fatty liver. The method involves a step of measuring the inhibitory activity of a candidate substance on a sphingomyelin synthase, wherein the candidate substance is determined to have at least one function selected from the group consisting of an anti-obesity agent, a visceral fat-reducing agent, a fatty liver-treating agent and an adiponectin expression enhancer when the candidate substance has an inhibitory activity on the sphingomyelin synthase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicants: Shionogi & Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Susumu Mitsutake, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Kota Zama, Tetsuya Yoshida, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20120308245
    Abstract: An apparatus in which a plurality of consumable items are loadable to the apparatus. The apparatus includes a consumption status detecting unit to detect a respective consumption status of each of the consumable items, a consumption information output setting unit to set whether an exchange message for each of the consumable items is to be output, and a consumable item information output unit to output the exchange message, which is indicative of an exchange time of the respective consumable item, based on the respective consumption statuses detected by the consumption status detecting unit and the setting of the consumption information output setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Yoshiya Inoue, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Takeshi Fujita, Yuka Saito, Toshio Kitazawa
  • Patent number: 8305629
    Abstract: One or more among a PC document receive filter, a FAX document receive filter, a read filter, and a readout filter create a report on each of the corresponding functions in a format common to the functions. A report filter changes a format of the created report as desired by the user. Therefore, when a setting for a report output process is changed, it is not necessary to change the setting with respect to each of the functions. Thus, it is possible to reduce development man-hours for the report output process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Saori Iura, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Masateru Kumagai, Daisuke Okada
  • Patent number: 8270854
    Abstract: An apparatus in which a plurality of consumable items are loadable to the apparatus. The apparatus includes a consumption status detecting unit to detect a respective consumption status of each of the consumable items, a consumption information output setting unit to set whether an exchange message for each of the consumable items is to be output, and a consumable item information output unit to output the exchange message, which is indicative of an exchange time of the respective consumable item, based on the respective consumption statuses detected by the consumption status detecting unit and the setting of the consumption information output setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Inoue, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Takeshi Fujita, Yuka Saito, Toshio Kitazawa
  • Publication number: 20120229852
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a data interpreting unit configured to interpret a printing condition of an entirety of a printing job when starting the printing job, and a job control unit configured to determine whether an occurrence of an error for the print job is predicted based on the interpretation of the printing condition of the entirety of the printing job by the data interpreting unit, and terminate the printing job when the occurrence of an error is predicted based on the interpretation of the printing condition of the entirety of the printing job by the data interpreting unit and store data of the printing job in an memory area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naohiko KUBO, Kohji Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Takayuki Inoue, Yuka Saito, Daisuke Masui