Patents by Inventor Yuji Sano

Yuji Sano 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: 11377710
    Abstract: A steel sheet has a chemical composition with a steel structure containing, by volume fraction, soft ferrite: 0-30%, retained austenite: 3-40%, fresh martensite: 0-30%, pearlite and cementite: 0-10%, and a remainder including hard ferrite. In the steel sheet, a number proportion of retained austenite having an aspect ratio of 2.0 or more in the total retained austenite is 50% or more, and a soft layer having a thickness of 1-100 ?m is present. In the soft layer, a volume fraction of ferrite grains having an aspect ratio of less than 3.0 is 50% or more, and a volume fraction of retained austenite is 50% or more of the volume fraction of the retained austenite of the inside of the steel sheet. A peak of an emission intensity at a wavelength indicating Si appears in a range of more than 0.2 ?m to 5 ?m or less from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Yokoyama, Kohichi Sano, Riki Okamoto, Hiroyuki Kawata, Eisaku Sakurada, Yuji Yamaguchi, Kazuki Shiokawa, Yuichi Nakahira, Kohei Ueda, Masahiro Nakata, Satoshi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20220143752
    Abstract: A laser processing device according an embodiment is a laser processing device that irradiates a processing region of a workpiece with pulsed laser light through a liquid to subject the processing region to a laser peening process or a laser forming process. The laser processing device includes: a laser irradiation unit including a laser oscillator that outputs the pulsed laser light; and an accommodation unit that includes an injection port through which the liquid is injected to the processing region, and accommodates the laser irradiation unit. A pulse width of the pulsed laser light is 200 ps to 2 ns, and the pulsed laser light output from the laser oscillator is emitted to the processing region through a liquid that is injected from the injection port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF NATURAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Takunori TAIRA, Yuji SANO, Lihe ZHENG, Hwan Hong LIM
  • Publication number: 20210402541
    Abstract: This machine tool is provided with an arm for exchanging a tool between a main shaft in a machining chamber and a secondary tool standby position in a tool holding chamber, a shutter which is provided in an opening defined in a wall which partitions between the machining chamber and the tool holding chamber, a first motor for opening and closing the shutter, a shutter position detector which can detect the position of the shutter in the entire range between the fully open position and the fully closed position, a storage device which stores a prescribed position of the shutter associated with a prescribed operation of the arm and a control device which is configured to perform a prescribed operation of the arm on the basis of the position of the shutter detected by the shutter position detector and the prescribed position of the shutter stored in the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji SANO, Masatoshi SAKAMOTO, Toru NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20210394321
    Abstract: This tool conveying device is provided with an indexing device comprising an input shaft, a first output shaft, and a second output shaft which is positioned adjacent and parallel to the first output shaft, wherein the input shaft is linked to a servo motor, the first output shaft rotates during rotation of the input shaft and the second output shaft stops at a prescribed angular position in a certain period during rotation of the input shaft and rotates in the remaining period during said rotation of the input shaft; a gripper; a turning part which is driven by the second output shaft of the indexing device and which supports the gripper; and a gripper opening/closing member which is driven by the first output shaft of the indexing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji SANO, Kenji KATSUMATA
  • Publication number: 20210388110
    Abstract: The present invention provides anticancer agents comprising as an active ingredient a bispecific antibody that comprises a domain comprising a glypican 3-binding antibody variable region, a domain comprising a T cell receptor complex-binding antibody variable region, and common L chains that can enhance the affinity for the two antigens, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising the bispecific antibody as an active ingredient, the compositions being for use in combination with other anticancer agents. The bispecific antibodies are novel molecules which are produced with high efficiency and have strong anti-tumor activity as well as safety and excellent pharmacodynamics. The bispecific antibodies can be expected to be applied to various cancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuko KINOSHITA, Yumiko KAWAI, Toshiaki TSUNENARI, Takahiro ISHIGURO, Mika ENDO, Yuji SANO
  • Publication number: 20210379709
    Abstract: A machining center is provided with: a base; a table that supports a workpiece; a main-shaft head that causes a tool to rotate around an axis of rotation of a main-shaft; a Z-axis drive device that causes the table to move with respect to the base along a Z axis parallel to the axis of rotation of the main-shaft; a W-axis drive device that causes the main-shaft head to move with respect to the base along a W axis parallel to the axis of rotation of the main-shaft; and a control device that controls the Z-axis drive device and the W-axis drive device so as to cause the tool to process the workpiece by causing the table and the main-shaft head to move along the Z axis and the W axis, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji SANO
  • Patent number: 11072666
    Abstract: The present invention provides anticancer agents comprising as an active ingredient a bispecific antibody that comprises a domain comprising a glypican 3-binding antibody variable region, a domain comprising a T cell receptor complex-binding antibody variable region, and common L chains that can enhance the affinity for the two antigens, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising the bispecific antibody as an active ingredient, the compositions being for use in combination with other anticancer agents. The bispecific antibodies are novel molecules which are produced with high efficiency and have strong anti-tumor activity as well as safety and excellent pharmacodynamics. The bispecific antibodies can be expected to be applied to various cancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuko Kinoshita, Yumiko Kawai, Toshiaki Tsunenari, Takahiro Ishiguro, Mika Endo, Yuji Sano
  • Publication number: 20210197278
    Abstract: A metal additive manufacturing technique is provided to improve various characteristics by irradiation of a pulse laser without disposing a transparent medium. A metal additive manufacturing device includes: a material supply source configured to supply a material to be deposited; a heat source configured to melt the material by outputting an energy beam; a moving driver configured to scan at least the energy beam; and a laser irradiator configured to irradiate a solidified portion of the material in a temperature lowering process with a pulse laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Tomokazu SANO, Akio HIROSE, Yuji SANO
  • Publication number: 20210107103
    Abstract: This machine tool has: a main shaft having a tool mounted on the tip thereof; a main shaft head that rotatably supports the main shaft; orthogonal triaxial linear feed shafts that move the main shaft and a table relative to one another; and a rotational feed shaft that is capable of changing the orientation of the rotational axis of the main shaft. The machine tool is provided with: a rotational feed shaft device that is not parallel to any of the linear feed shafts and that rotates the main shaft head around an inclined axis that intersects the rotational axis of the main shaft; and a main shaft head base that rotatably supports the main shaft head so that the point of intersection between the rotational axis and the inclined axis of the main shaft coincides with a defined reference point at the tip side of the main shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji SANO
  • Patent number: 10943891
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes a base plate for dissipating heat and a body having a bottom surface facing the base plate, a top surface opposite the bottom surface, and side surfaces between the bottom and top surfaces, wherein a first main electrode through which a first main current flows faces a first side surface among the side surfaces, and a second main electrode through which a second main current flows faces a second side surface opposite the first side surface. A power conversion apparatus includes a plurality of the semiconductor modules, wherein a cylindrical section is formed by arranging the semiconductor modules to surround a predetermined position, some of the first and second main electrodes are arranged on a first ring-shaped end surface at one end of the cylindrical section, and remaining electrodes are arranged on a second ring-shaped end surface at another end of the cylindrical section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Sano
  • Publication number: 20200048361
    Abstract: The present invention provides anticancer agents comprising as an active ingredient a bispecific antibody that comprises a domain comprising a glypican 3-binding antibody variable region, a domain comprising a T cell receptor complex-binding antibody variable region, and common L chains that can enhance the affinity for the two antigens, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising the bispecific antibody as an active ingredient, the compositions being for use in combination with other anticancer agents. The bispecific antibodies are novel molecules which are produced with high efficiency and have strong anti-tumor activity as well as safety and excellent pharmacodynamics. The bispecific antibodies can be expected to be applied to various cancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuko KINOSHITA, Yumiko KAWAI, Toshiaki TSUNENARI, Takahiro ISHIGURO, Mika ENDO, Yuji SANO
  • Publication number: 20190363072
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes a base plate for dissipating heat and a body having a bottom surface facing the base plate, a top surface opposite the bottom surface, and side surfaces between the bottom and top surfaces, wherein a first main electrode through which a first main current flows faces a first side surface among the side surfaces, and a second main electrode through which a second main current flows faces a second side surface opposite the first side surface. A power conversion apparatus includes a plurality of the semiconductor modules, wherein a cylindrical section is formed by arranging the semiconductor modules to surround a predetermined position, some of the first and second main electrodes are arranged on a first ring-shaped end surface at one end of the cylindrical section, and remaining electrodes are arranged on a second ring-shaped end surface at another end of the cylindrical section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Yuji SANO
  • Patent number: 9550835
    Abstract: As a result of producing anti-DDR1 antibodies and conducting extensive studies on the antitumor activity thereof, antibodies that bind to the stalk domain in the amino acid sequence of human DDR1 were found to have a potent activity even when used alone compared to antibodies that bind to other domains. It was also found that the antibodies have one or more activities selected from the group consisting of: (i) an activity to suppress cell proliferation, (ii) an activity to inhibit cell migration, (iii) an activity to inhibit phosphorylation of DDR1 in cells, (iv) an activity to be taken up into cells, (v) an activity to decrease the expression level of DDR1 in cells, and (vi) an activity to decrease the expression level of TGF-? in cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mei Ono, Yuji Sano, Tsukasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9305484
    Abstract: A plasma display apparatus including a capacitive load and a driving circuit is provided. The plasma display apparatus includes a driving power source supplying a drive voltage to the capacitive load and a reference potential terminal supplying a reference potential to the capacitive load. A drive IC is coupled to the driving power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Sano, Akihiro Takagi, Tomokatsu Kishi, Toyoshi Kawada, Hirokazu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150239065
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus for radiating a laser beam to a member to be treated provided in an air environment to perform surface treatment. The member to be treated forms a structure extending in a vertical direction. The laser processing apparatus includes: a liquid supply mechanism that jets and supplies liquid to a surface of the member to be treated; a laser radiation mechanism that radiates the laser beam in pulses to the surface of the member to be treated via the liquid; and a cylindrical gas laminar flow nozzle disposed below the liquid supply mechanism and configured to jet a gas upward to form a gas flow surrounding the member to be treated around an axis direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Kota NOMURA, Yuji SANO, Itaru CHIDA, Katsunori SHIIHARA, Hiroya ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150084844
    Abstract: A plasma display apparatus including a capacitive load and a driving circuit is provided. The plasma display apparatus includes a driving power source supplying a drive voltage to the capacitive load and a reference potential terminal supplying a reference potential to the capacitive load. A drive IC is coupled to the driving power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Sano, Akihiro Takagi, Tomokatsu Kishi, Toyoshi Kawada, Hirokazu Inoue
  • Patent number: 8928646
    Abstract: A plasma display apparatus including a capacitive load and a driving circuit is provided. The plasma display apparatus includes a driving power source supplying a drive voltage to the capacitive load and a reference potential terminal supplying a reference potential to the capacitive load. A drive IC is coupled to the driving power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Sano, Akihiro Takagi, Tomokatsu Kishi, Toyoshi Kawada, Hirokazu Inoue
  • Patent number: 8906469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating method using a plasma shock wave, the method including the steps of: irradiating a pulse laser to a first surface of a mixed layer obtained by mixing powders and resin to generate a plasma, the mixed layer being formed on a second surface of a substance to be coated; striking the powders on the second surface by using a shock wave of the plasma; and forming a coat of the powders on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Adachi, Hiroyuki Takehisa, Yuji Sano, Itaru Chida
  • Patent number: 8872058
    Abstract: An improved laser shock hardening method and apparatus which can eliminate spattering of a liquid and waving of the liquid surface upon laser irradiation, and can stably irradiate a workpiece with a laser beam. In a laser shock hardening method for carrying out surface processing of a workpiece in contact with a liquid by irradiating through the liquid the surface of the workpiece with a pulsed laser beam intermittently emitted from a laser irradiation device, the disclosed method provides a solid transparent to the wavelength of the laser, serving as an entrance window to the liquid surface; allowing the liquid to be present in the light path of the laser beam between the solid and the surface of the workpiece; and allowing the laser beam to enter through the solid and irradiating through the liquid the surface of the workpiece with the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji Sano, Naruhiko Mukai, Masaki Yoda, Yoshiaki Ono, Ryoichi Saeki, Hideki Naito
  • Publication number: 20140248282
    Abstract: As a result of producing anti-DDR1 antibodies and conducting extensive studies on the antitumor activity thereof, antibodies that bind to the stalk domain in the amino acid sequence of human DDR1 were found to have a potent activity even when used alone compared to antibodies that bind to other domains. It was also found that the antibodies have one or more activities selected from the group consisting of: (i) an activity to suppress cell proliferation, (ii) an activity to inhibit cell migration, (iii) an activity to inhibit phosphorylation of DDR1 in cells, (iv) an activity to be taken up into cells, (v) an activity to decrease the expression level of DDR1 in cells, and (vi) an activity to decrease the expression level of TGF-? in cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mei Ono, Yuji Sano, Tsukasa Suzuki