Patents by Inventor Yusuke Shimizu

Yusuke Shimizu 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: 20210040225
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising an antibody which binds specifically to human TLR7 or monkey TLR7 and does not bind to mouse TLR7 or rat TLR7, and has an activity of inhibiting a function of human TLR7 or monkey TLR7, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicants: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Kensuke Miyake, Yusuke Murakami, Yuji Motoi, Atsuo Kanno, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Umeharu Ohto, Takaichi Shimozato, Atsushi Manno, Takashi Kagari, Jun Ishiguro, Kensuke Nakamura, Takashi Isobe
  • Patent number: 10917022
    Abstract: This power conversion device includes: a power conversion unit 20 provided between a DC power supply 2 and an AC electric path 3 and configured to perform DC/AC power conversion; and a control unit 14 configured to control the power conversion unit 20. The control unit 14 includes a determination unit 25 configured to determine whether or not a starting current has flowed through the AC electric path 3, and an adjustment unit 26 configured to adjust an AC voltage generated by the power conversion unit 20, on the basis of a result of the determination by the determination unit 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Akita, Yusuke Shimizu, Naoki Ayai
  • Publication number: 20210032580
    Abstract: A cell culture container is provided which is filled with a cell culture substrate (14) including a gel layer formed of a gel (15) capable of being denatured by heating and a gold nanoparticle layer (13) formed on one surface of the gel layer, in which a cell is cultured on a side of the one surface or a side of the other surface in the cell culture substrate. A method for manufacturing a cell culture container, including: a step of filling the cell culture container with a gel capable of being denatured by heating; and a step of forming a gold nanoparticle layer on one surface of the gel. A method for acquiring a cell, including: a step of selecting a cell to be acquired from cells placed in the cell culture container; a step of irradiating a cell culture substrate in the vicinity of the selected cell with light; and a step of recovering the selected cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chie KOJIMA, Tatsuya SHIMIZU, Yuji HARAGUCHI, Takeshi KAWANO, Kenji TAKATSUKA, Kaede YOKOYAMA, Yusuke TAKI
  • Patent number: 10911660
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a calculation unit configured to perform a focus detection by a phase difference detection method based on an image signal output from an image sensor, and to calculate a defocus amount, and a focus control unit configured to control a focus lens based on the defocus amount. When a predetermined condition is satisfied, the focus control unit changes a driving speed of the focus lens based on information on a luminance or contrast of the image signal. At least one processor or circuit is configured to perform a function of at least one of the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusuke Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20210025724
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and methods of estimating a traffic volume of moving objects. In particular, the present disclosure estimates the traffic volume based on amounts of traffic volume of the moving objects observed at observation points based on a routing matrix and a visitor matrix. The routing matrix indicates whether moving objects that pass through specific waypoints are to be observed at an observation point. The visitor matrix indicates whether a moving object departing or arriving at the observation point. The present disclosure enables estimating a traffic volume of moving objects on various routes based on observed data with errors in data and varying lengths in observation periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi SHIMIZU, Tatsushi MATSUBAYASHI, Yusuke TANAKA, Takuma OTSUKA, Hiroshi SAWADA, Tomoharu IWATA, Naonori UEDA
  • Publication number: 20210011003
    Abstract: Provided is a component analysis device, which comprises an analysis unit for measuring a component fed to the plurality of containers and analyzing the component thus measured, wherein the plurality of containers are at least a first container and a second container, wherein the first container retains a first solution containing a substance that releases adhesion between multiple cells forming the liver cell tissue, and the second container retains a buffer solution, and wherein the analysis unit measures an amount of the component discharged from the liver cell tissue in the first container into the first solution and an amount of the component discharged from the liver cell tissue in the second container into the buffer solution in the second container, and analyzes an amount of the component to be discharged via a bile duct in the liver cell tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ryosuke TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiro KANDA, Yusuke SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200412969
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus executes a focus detecting task configured to detect a defocus amount by a signal acquired from an image sensor, a predicting task configured to calculate information corresponding to a predicted image plane position by a prediction calculation using the defocus amount detected a plurality of times and position data of a focusing element and time data when the defocus amount is detected, and a controlling task configured to calculate a driving amount of the focusing element using the information corresponding to the predicted image plane position, to calculate a driving velocity for the focusing element according to the driving amount, and to provide a control such that the focusing element is driven at the driving velocity, wherein the controlling task calculates the driving velocity in order that an image plane position of the imaging optical system approaches the predicted image plane position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke Shimizu, Miyako Shibutani, Takumi Takehara, Satoshi Kimoto, Tomohiro Tateishi
  • Publication number: 20200407690
    Abstract: Adipose-derived stem cells are isolated and extracted from an adipose tissue without using collagenase. An adipose tissue is covered with a nonwoven fabric sheet having sufficient interfiber space and pressed by an appropriate force. Thus, the adipose tissue infiltrates among fibers of the nonwoven fabric and then comes into contact with fibers surrounding the same. By immersing the nonwoven fabric as such in a culture medium, a number of adipose-derived stem cells are allowed to crawl out from the adipose tissue and then adhered to the fiber surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: University of the Ryukyus, ORTHOREBIRTH CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sunami, Yusuke Shimizu, Naoko Futenma, Masashi Makita, Naoya Osaka
  • Publication number: 20200392361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to [1] a process for producing a pigment water dispersion liquid of polymer particles containing an azomethine metal complex pigment (A), said process including the step of subjecting a mixture containing the azomethine metal complex pigment (A), an uncrosslinked aromatic group-containing polymer (b) and water to dispersion treatment using a medialess disperser at an accumulated input energy of not more than 5.0 kWh/kg, [2] a pigment water dispersion liquid containing an azomethine metal complex pigment (A) and a polymer dispersant (B), in which in an optical absorption spectrum of the pigment water dispersion liquid, a ratio of a maximum absorbance (A1max) in a wavelength range of not less than 440 nm and less than 465 nm to a maximum absorbance (A2max) in a wavelength range of not less than 420 nm and less than 440 nm [(A1max)/(A2max)] is not less than 1.000, and [3] a water-based ink for ink-jet printing, containing the aforementioned pigment water dispersion liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaname MITSUYOSHI, Tsuyoshi EGAWA, Tomohiko NAGANO, Yusuke SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200376616
    Abstract: An assembling apparatus efficiently performs a recovery operation and a parts size change operation. A filling line (the assembling apparatus) has parts supply units that supply parts, assembling units that mount one of the parts to another part, and a conveying unit that individually moves carriers 12 capable of storing parts constituting an assembly. The parts supply units are provided at positions away from the assembling units, the assembling units are accommodated in an isolator having an interior maintained in an aseptic state, and gloves to perform an operation on the assembling units are provided on a side surface of the isolator. The supply units store the parts in one of the carriers, the carrier then moves into the isolator, and the assembling units take the part from the carrier, and mounts the part to the other part stored in the same carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Masato OHTA, Takashi MIYAZAKI, Yusuke SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200373585
    Abstract: A metal porous body is a metal porous body mainly composed of nickel and having a framework of a three-dimensional network structure, Ni(OH)2 being present in a surface of the framework, when the metal porous body is subjected to at least 30 potential scans between a lower limit potential of ?0.10 V and an upper limit potential of +0.65 V with respect to a hydrogen standard potential in not less than 10% by mass and not more than 35% by mass of a potassium hydroxide aqueous solution, at least oxygen being detected within a depth of 5 nm from the surface, and hydrogen being detected at least in the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC TOYAMA CO., LTD., PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki OKUNO, Masatoshi MAJIMA, Hitoshi TSUCHIDA, Junichi NISHIMURA, Koutarou KIMURA, Yusuke SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10843998
    Abstract: A method of producing a bis-acyloxylated exomethylene compound represented by general formula (III), including reacting a monoacyloxylated exomethylene compound represented by general formula (I), a carboxylic acid represented by general formula (II), and oxygen in a liquid phase in the presence of a catalyst and optionally a solvent:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Murata, Naoya Minamoto, Mitsumasa Kaneko, Ryosuke Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200362078
    Abstract: The invention relates to particles with an average particle size of 300 to 1000 ?m, comprising a modified polyvinyl alcohol having vinyl alcohol units and structural units represented by formula (1), wherein a content of the vinyl alcohol units is 60 to 90 mol % based on the total structural units: wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group. Thus, the present invention provides particles containing a modified polyvinyl alcohol having high water solubility and high affinity for a photosensitive monomer, which are highly photosensitive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke AMANO, Yuki TACHIBANA, Yuki SHIMIZU, Kazuhiko MAEKAWA
  • Patent number: 10837547
    Abstract: An oil pressure control device has a mechanical oil pump (O/P) driven by a motor/generator (MG), an electric oil pump (M/O/P) driven by a sub motor (S/M) and a line pressure regulating valve (104). In a case where a state is changed from a state in which the motor/generator (MG) is stopped and the electric oil pump (M/O/P) is driven to a state in which the motor/generator (MG) is started and the electric oil pump (M/O/P) is stopped, when a total flow amount of a working fluid discharge flow amount of the mechanical oil pump (O/P) and a working fluid discharge flow amount of the electric oil pump (M/O/P) is equal to or greater than a pressure regulation limit flow amount of the pressure regulating valve (104), the working fluid discharge flow amount of the electric oil pump (M/O/P) is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JATCO LTD
    Inventors: Yutaka Shimizu, Shusaku Katakura, Yusuke Ota, Tomoyuki Koike, Yukiyoshi Inuta, Youko Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10830763
    Abstract: Provided is a component analysis device, which comprises an analysis unit for measuring a component fed to the plurality of containers and analyzing the component thus measured, wherein the plurality of containers are at least a first container and a second container, wherein the first container retains a first solution containing a substance that releases adhesion between multiple cells forming the liver cell tissue, and the second container retains a buffer solution, and wherein the analysis unit measures an amount of the component discharged from the liver cell tissue in the first container into the first solution and an amount of the component discharged from the liver cell tissue in the second container into the buffer solution in the second container, and analyzes an amount of the component to be discharged via a bile duct in the liver cell tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Takahashi, Katsuhiro Kanda, Yusuke Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200339421
    Abstract: Applicability to a composite material with high purity and high strength, and a material requiring high conductivity or high thermal conductivity is enhanced. The present invention relates to a multi-walled carbon nanotube having two or more tubes of a graphene sheet where carbon atoms are arranged in a hexagonal honeycomb form, coaxially, wherein a diameter of an outermost wall based on observation of an image by a transmission electron microscope is 3 nm or more and 15 nm or less, and a length based on observation of an image of a scanning electron microscope is 1.0 mm or more, an aggregate of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and a method for preparing the multi-walled carbon nanotube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiaki SHIMIZU, Shinpei TESHIMA, Yasuhiko OKAMURA, Yusuke KAWAGUCHI, Kazuki OTOMO, Yuta KOGUCHI, Katsuhito SUZUKI, Yoshio BANDO
  • Publication number: 20200318053
    Abstract: A cell culture container may include an inlet through which a fluid is supplied, an outlet through which a fluid is discharged, and a flow path configured to connect the inlet to the outlet and accommodate a cell culture substrate containing gold nanoparticles and capable of being denatured by heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Chie KOJIMA, Tatsuya SHIMIZU, Yuji HARAGUCHI, Takeshi KAWANO, Yusuke TAKI, Kaede YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200307479
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a bumper beam extending in a left-right direction, and left and right side members functioning as a frame member supporting both ends of the bumper beam. The bumper beam includes a connecting member that connects the both ends to suppress the extension between the both ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi Hasegawa, Keiichiro Tsuji, Takayuki Fujii, Yusuke Miura, Tomohiro Shimizu, Yumi Saito
  • Publication number: 20200283367
    Abstract: A method of producing a bis-acyloxylated exomethylene compound represented by general formula (III), including reacting a monoacyloxylated exomethylene compound represented by general formula (I), a carboxylic acid represented by general formula (II), and oxygen in a liquid phase in the presence of a catalyst and optionally a solvent:
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke MURATA, Naoya MINAMOTO, Mitsumasa KANEKO, Ryosuke SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10765417
    Abstract: A medical retractor is capable of ensuring visibility in a field of operation and in the periphery of the field of operation while realizing the reduction of weight of the retractor compared to a conventional steel-made retractor. A medical retractor includes: a grip portion; and a resin functional portion made of a transparent resin and extending from the grip portion. The resin functional portion has: a trunk portion which has a proximal end thereof connected to the grip portion; and a hook-shaped portion extending in a hook shape from a distal end of the trunk portion. The resin functional portion is configured to allow the viewing of an affected part which opposedly faces a back surface of the resin functional portion from a front surface side in a see-through manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: YASUI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Shimizu, Satoshi Matsuta, Go Aradono