Patents by Inventor Yuko Igarashi

Yuko 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).

  • Publication number: 20200166370
    Abstract: An object is to provide a technique capable of appropriately notifying a driver of information on an estimated destination even when the estimated destination is relatively far from the current position. The notification control apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a control unit. The acquisition unit acquires passage probability information and current position information. The control unit makes the notification unit notify of a content within a range defined by a distance previously associated with a probability of the passage probability information and a current position of the current position information based on the passage probability information and the current position information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji IGARASHI, Yuko OHTA
  • Patent number: 10486489
    Abstract: A vehicle air-conditioning system capable of reducing energy consumed during traveling while preventing a significant uncomfortable feeling of a user. An inside-vehicle environment predicting unit calculates, by using inside-vehicle sensor information and outside-vehicle sensor information being output from an environmental sensor device and a predicted travel time acquired by a predicted travel information acquisition unit, at least one predicted environmental characteristic which is an environmental characteristic inside a vehicle after a predicted travel time on an assumption that an air-conditioning device is operated in each of at least one candidate mode which has lower intensity than intensity of a selection mode among a plurality of operation modes. A mode controller resets the selection mode to one of the at least one candidate mode, in which the predicted environmental characteristic being within the allowable range is calculated by the inside-vehicle environment predicting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Igarashi, Masahiko Ikawa, Yuko Ota, Kazushi Shirasawa, Takashi Irie
  • Patent number: 10444626
    Abstract: A hologram recording composition includes at least: a photopolymerizable compound containing at least a first photopolymerizable monomer; binder resin that is inactive to photopolymerization; and a photopolymerization initiator. A change in polarity of the first photopolymerizable monomer by photopolymerization reduces compatibility with the binder resin of the photopolymerizable compound than that before polymerization, the compatibility of the photopolymerizable compound before the polymerization being high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eri Igarashi, Yuko Taki, Hisaya Hara, Daisuke Hobara
  • Patent number: 9540638
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lipid particle which has low cytotoxicity, can stably hold a nucleic acid molecule outside a cell (in blood), and can escape from an endosome and rapidly release the nucleic acid in the cytoplasm; a nucleic acid transfer carrier; a compound for manufacturing a nucleic acid transfer carrier; a method for manufacturing a lipid particle; and a gene transfer method. The lipid particle contains, as constituents, a phospholipid having one or more amino groups and one or more nitrogen-containing heterocyclic groups, a neutral lipid not containing a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic group, a sterol, and a nucleic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Nishikawa, Kyoko Senga, Yuuki Inoue, Yuko Igarashi
  • Patent number: 9512304
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a resin composition, which, by means of simple steps, can uniformly disperse microfibrillated plant fiber in a highly hydrophobic resin and can impart enhanced mechanical strength to a molding material obtained by molding the resin composition. The present invention further provides a resin composition having excellent heat resistance and low linear thermal expansion. The present invention relates to a method for producing a resin composition, the method including a step of mixing a thermoplastic resin or thermosetting resin (A), and modified plant fiber (b) or modified microfibrillated plant fiber (B), in the presence of an organic liquid (C), the modified plant fiber (b) or modified microfibrillated plant fiber (B) being obtained by modification with an alkyl or alkenyl succinic anhydride in a liquid capable of swelling microfibrillated plant fiber (B?) or plant fiber (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: DIC Corporation, Seiko PMC Corporation, Kyoto University, Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yano, Akihiro Sato, Tomoaki Yoshimura, Yuko Igarashi, Daisuke Kabusaki, Fumiaki Nakatsubo, Hiroaki Okumura, Takeshi Semba, Kazuo Kitagawa, Hiromasa Kataoka, Kazuhiro Shintani
  • Publication number: 20150105499
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a resin composition, which, by means of simple steps, can uniformly disperse microfibrillated plant fiber in a highly hydrophobic resin and can impart enhanced mechanical strength to a molding material obtained by molding the resin composition. The present invention further provides a resin composition having excellent heat resistance and low linear thermal expansion. The present invention relates to a method for producing a resin composition, the method including a step of mixing a thermoplastic resin or thermosetting resin (A), and modified plant fiber (b) or modified microfibrillated plant fiber (B), in the presence of an organic liquid (C), the modified plant fiber (b) or modified microfibrillated plant fiber (B) being obtained by modification with an alkyl or alkenyl succinic anhydride in a liquid capable of swelling microfibrillated plant fiber (B?) or plant fiber (b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yano, Akihiro Sato, Tomoaki Yoshimura, Yuko Igarashi, Daisuke Kabusaki, Fumiaki Nakatsubo, Hiroaki Okumura, Takeshi Semba, Kazuo Kitagawa, Hiromasa Kataoka, Kazuhiro Shintani
  • Publication number: 20150004695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lipid particle which has low cytotoxicity, can stably hold a nucleic acid molecule outside a cell (in blood), and can escape from an endosome and rapidly release the nucleic acid in the cytoplasm; a nucleic acid transfer carrier; a compound for manufacturing a nucleic acid transfer carrier; a method for manufacturing a lipid particle; and a gene transfer method. The lipid particle contains, as constituents, a phospholipid having one or more amino groups and one or more nitrogen-containing heterocyclic groups, a neutral lipid not containing a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic group, a sterol, and a nucleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Naoyuki NISHIKAWA, Kyoko SENGA, Yuuki INOUE, Yuko IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20110207177
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pretreatment method which enables the promotion of the enzymatic glycosylation of lignocellulose under relatively mild conditions by using a tree bark as a raw material with less energy. Specifically the present invention provides a step for producing a sugar from a tree bark, which is characterized by having the following steps: an alkali treatment step of immersing the tree bark in an alkali compound solution; a refining treatment step of refining the alkali treated tree bark mechanically into fine pieces; and an enzymatic glycosylation step of glycosylating the refined tree bark with an enzyme. The present invention also provides a method of producing an ethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: OJI PAPER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Sugiura, Atsushi Furujyo, Yaping Chao, Yuko Igarashi, Yuji Iwasaki, Masayuki Ichinomiya, Makoto Sakaino