Patents by Inventor Yuki Oka

Yuki Oka 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: 11465683
    Abstract: A steering angle detection device is provided with a plurality of rotation angle sensors and a plurality of control units. The rotation angle sensors are capable of at least continuously calculating a rotation speed while an ignition switch of a vehicle is turned off, and are provided so as to correspond to steering angle calculation units which calculate steering angle based on the rotation speed and a rotation angle acquired from the rotation angle sensors and midpoint information related to the neutral position of a steering member. Power supplies are provided on a per-system basis. The rotation angle sensors or the control units are capable of holding the midpoint information while the ignition switch is turned off. If a power supply abnormality resulting in power supply failure occurs in some of the systems, the control unit of the abnormal system acquires the midpoint information and the rotation speed from the control unit of a normal system when the ignition switch is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaharu Kozawa, Shuji Kuramitsu, Koichi Nakamura, Yuki Watanabe, Atsuko Oka, Toshihiro Fujita, Shuhei Miyachi, Masaya Taki, Toshimitsu Sakai, Katsuhiko Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11440546
    Abstract: There is provided a travel control apparatus. A control unit controls a position of the self-vehicle in a width direction so as to ensure a first predetermined interval between the self-vehicle and the other vehicle and to ensure a second predetermined interval between the self-vehicle and the boundary of the first lane. In a case in which both the first predetermined interval and the second predetermined interval cannot be ensured, the control unit controls the position of the self-vehicle in the width direction to preferentially ensure the first predetermined interval when the other vehicle has crossed a first boundary between the first lane and the second lane and to preferentially ensure the second predetermined interval when the other vehicle has not crossed the first boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Oka, Yuki Kizumi, Takashi Mine, Masahiko Asakura
  • Patent number: 11422083
    Abstract: Method of identifying a valid flow path includes: performing fluid analysis of a porous body, which is ought to have inflow surface and outflow surface, based on structure data representing a 3-dimentional structure of the porous body to generate data indicating at least a pressure distribution of a fluid in a flow path in the porous body; and identifying a valid flow path that allows the fluid to flow from the inflow surface to the outflow surface based on a gradient of pressure values along a flow direction of the fluid in the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Sokawa, Yuki Oka
  • Publication number: 20220254607
    Abstract: There is provided a plasma etching method having a high etching rate of a silicon nitride film. A plasma etching method includes an etching step of etching a silicon nitride film formed on a substrate (20) using plasma obtained by converting an etching gas containing iodine heptafluoride into plasma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Daisuke SATO, Kaoru KAIBUKI, Yuki OKA
  • Patent number: 11390037
    Abstract: Regarding a laser welded body in which a laser transmissive/absorptive molding member containing a PBT-based material and a laser absorptive molding member containing a PBT-based material are integrated with each other by laser welding, the following laser welded body is proposed as a laser welded body in which a bond strength can be further increased. A laser welded body having a structure in which a member I and a member II are integrally bonded to each other, the member I contains 0.0005 to 5.0 parts by mass, with respect to 100 parts by mass of a polyester-based resin A, of a laser transmissive/absorptive coloring material capable of transmitting and absorbing laser beam, and the polyester-based resin A contains at least a polybutylene terephthalate copolymer resin, the member II contains 0.15 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Oka, Yuki Hiwatashi, Yasushi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10960084
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods of stimulating fluid intake in a subject in need thereof are described. The methods can comprise stimulating a nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-positive neuron of the median preoptic nucleus (MnPO). In some embodiments, methods of inhibiting fluid intake in a subject in need thereof are described. The methods can comprise inhibiting stimulation of an nNOS-positive neuron of the MnPO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yuki Oka, Vineet Augustine
  • Publication number: 20210010923
    Abstract: Method of identifying a valid flow path includes: performing fluid analysis of a porous body, which is ought to have inflow surface and outflow surface, based on structure data representing a 3-dimentional structure of the porous body to generate data indicating at least a pressure distribution of a fluid in a flow path in the porous body; and identifying a valid flow path that allows the fluid to flow from the inflow surface to the outflow surface based on a gradient of pressure values along a flow direction of the fluid in the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo SOKAWA, Yuki OKA
  • Publication number: 20200347369
    Abstract: Disclosed herein include methods and compositions for incorporating an effector gene into the genome of a cell. The method can comprise introducing into a cell a donor nucleic acid comprising a recognition site, a splice acceptor site, a self-cleaving peptide sequence, an effector gene, and an optional transcript stabilization element. The donor nucleic acid can be incorporated into the intron of a target gene differentially expressed in a unique cell type and/or in a cell during a unique cell state via non-homologous end joining (NHEJ)-dependent DNA repair. There are also provided, in some embodiments, methods and compositions for treating a disease or disorder in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Oka, Allan-Hermann Pool
  • Publication number: 20200325583
    Abstract: An object is to provide, for example, a method for manufacturing a film-forming substrate that can sufficiently improve both bleeding of a resin composition and adhesion between the resin composition and a metal substrate surface. For example, provided is a method for manufacturing a film-forming substrate having a film of a resin composition formed on a metal substrate surface, the method including: an etching step of etching a metal substrate surface with a micro-etching agent; a surface treatment step of bringing the etched metal substrate surface into contact with a surface treatment agent to perform a surface treatment such that a contact angle of water on the surface is 50° or more and 150° or less; and a film forming step of forming a film of a resin composition on the surface-treated metal substrate surface by an inkjet method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: MEC COMPANY., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Nisie, Yuki Oka, Tomoko Ichihashi, Takuto Fujii
  • Publication number: 20200222500
    Abstract: Disclosed herein include methods and compositions for modulating sodium appetite and/or intake. In some embodiments, the sodium appetite of a subject is reduced. Also disclosed include methods for identifying modulators for sodium appetite and/or intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Oka, Sangjun Lee
  • Publication number: 20190216948
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods of stimulating fluid intake in a subject in need thereof are described. The methods can comprise stimulating a nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-positive neuron of the median preoptic nucleus (MnPO). In some embodiments, methods of inhibiting fluid intake in a subject in need thereof are described. The methods can comprise inhibiting stimulation of an nNOS-positive neuron of the MnPO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yuki Oka, Vineet Augustine
  • Publication number: 20160000126
    Abstract: The current invention is in the field of taste and relates to methods and compositions to modulate the perceived taste of saltiness in food or food products where salty taste is desired. The methods and compositions relate to altering the activation and/or activity of the bitter-sensing taste receptor cells and the PKD2L1-expressing taste receptor cells. The invention also relates to food and food products containing agents and composition that alter the activation and/or activity of the bitter-sensing taste receptor cells and the PKD2L1-expressing taste receptor cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Yuki OKA, Charles ZUKER
  • Publication number: 20100151244
    Abstract: A fabric formed of a monofilament for screen mesh cloth of such that, after wet heat treatment, the inclination change B/A thereof is from 0.6 to less than 1.0 (in which A indicates the inclination of the elongation-stress curve just before the primary yield point thereof and B indicates the inclination of the elongation-stress curve just after the primary yield point), is processed with boiling water and then heat-set while stretched by from 0.2 to 5% both in the warp direction and in the weft direction, and thereafter further stretched by from 0.3 to 5% and fixed, thereby giving a high-mesh and high-modulus screen mesh cloth excellent in the weaving process stability and in the stability and the continuous printability as screen mesh cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: TEIJIN FIBERS LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuki Oka
  • Patent number: D874761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Oka, Takashi Matsushima, Sayami Nakamura