Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan

Shinshu University is a national university in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The University has five campuses in Matsumoto, Nishi-nagano , Wakasato , Ueda and Minami-Minowa, and 8 faculties with a total of around 10,000 students. The university was founded at the start of the Japanese new university system in 1949, by integrating the following preceding academic schools and institutions: Matsumoto Higher School, Matsumoto Medical School, Nagano Teachers' College, Nagano College of Engineering, Ueda College for Textile Manufacturing. Shinshu University has since 2004 been incorporated as a national university corporation under a new law which applies to all national universities in Japan. Despite the incorporation, which has led to increased financial independence and autonomy, The University is still practically controlled by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Wikipedia.


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SHINKO Electrical INDUSTRIES CO. and Shinshu University | Date: 2016-08-31

A heat transfer device includes a base material and a composite plating layer formed on the base material, wherein the composite plating layer includes metal and graphene particles dispersed in the metal.


Patent
Shinshu University | Date: 2017-03-08

It is an object of the present invention to provide signal sequence information capable of secreting an antibody to the outside of cells in generation of the antibody by microorganisms of genus Bifidobacterium, and an antibody expression vector capable of secreting an antibody to the outside of cells by utilizing the signal sequence information. As a means for achieving the aforementioned object, there is prepared Bifidobacterium longum, which is transformed with a vector having inserted thereinto a DNA insert comprising the 5-terminus of an antibody gene linked to the 3-terminus of a DNA encoding a signal peptide-linker conjugate having a linker linked to the C-terminus of a signal peptide consisting of an amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 1.


Patent
Nissin Kogyo Co., Schlumberger and Shinshu University | Date: 2016-04-27

An oilfield apparatus includes a seal member. The seal member is formed of a rubber composition that includes a rubber, and at least either oxycellulose fibers or cellulose nanofibers that are dispersed in the rubber in an untangled state, and does not include an aggregate that includes at least either the oxycellulose fibers or the cellulose nanofibers and has a diameter of 0.1 mm or more. The rubber composition includes at least either the oxycellulose fibers or the cellulose nanofibers in a ratio of 1 to 60 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the rubber. The oxycellulose fibers have an average fiber diameter of 10 to 30 micrometers. The cellulose nanofibers have an average fiber diameter of 1 to 200 nm.


Patent
Ichikawa, Shinshu University and Kowa Company | Date: 2015-02-25

[Problem] To be able to accurately measure color vision and color-viewing field for different colors. [Solution] The color-viewing function measuring means (1) pertaining to the present invention displays a plurality of chromatically colored targets (A_(11), ...) (for example, Landolt rings) in an achromatic background (B), the brightness of the targets (A_(11), ...) being set so as to be substantially equal to the brightness of the background (B) . When vision or the viewing field is measured with this color-viewing function measuring means (1), vision and viewing field can be accurately measured for different colors.


Patent
Denso Corporation, Shinshu University and Tokyo Women's Medical University | Date: 2015-03-11

In an arm support apparatus, an weight attachment is provided for at least one specified link in links of a support member supporting a mount to be movable based on rotation of at least one of the links around a corresponding at least one of the joints. The at least one specified link is associated with at least one specified degree of freedom. The weight attachment is configured such that one or more weight members are attachable thereto. When the one or more weight members are attached to the weight attachment, the weight attachment is configured to substantially balance in weight with the mount on which the part of the arm is mounted while applying supporting force to the part of the arm mounted on the mount.


Sekijima Y.,Shinshu University
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry | Year: 2015

Transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis is a life-threatening, gain-of-toxic-function disease characterised by extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils composed of transthyretin (TTR). TTR protein destabilised by TTR gene mutation is prone to dissociate from its native tetramer to monomer, and to then misfold and aggregate into amyloid fibrils, resulting in autosomal dominant hereditary amyloidosis, including familial amyloid polyneuropathy, familial amyloid cardiomyopathy and familial leptomeningeal amyloidosis. Analogous misfolding of wild-type TTR results in senile systemic amyloidosis, now termed wild-type ATTR amyloidosis, characterised by acquired amyloid disease in the elderly. With the availability of genetic, biochemical and immunohistochemical diagnostic tests, patients with ATTR amyloidosis have been found in many nations; however, misdiagnosis is still common and considerable time is required before correct diagnosis in many cases. The current standard first-line treatment for hereditary ATTR amyloidosis is liver transplantation, which allows suppression of the main source of variant TTR. However, large numbers of patients are not suitable transplant candidates. Recently, the clinical effects of TTR tetramer stabilisers, diflunisal and tafamidis, were demonstrated in randomised clinical trials, and tafamidis has been approved for treatment of hereditary ATTR amyloidosis in European countries and in Japan. Moreover, antisense oligonucleotides and small interfering RNAs for suppression of variant and wild-type TTR synthesis are promising therapeutic approaches to ameliorate ATTR amyloidosis and are currently in phase III clinical trials. These newly developed therapies are expected to be effective for not only hereditary ATTR amyloidosis but also wild-type ATTR amyloidosis. © 2015, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.


Nanowhiskers of crystalline polysaccharides, including cellulose and chitin, have recently been attracting much attention, especially as rigid filler components of novel nanocomposite materials. Good dispersion of these nanowhiskers in aqueous suspensions, which are usually prepared by appropriate acid hydrolysis of native polysaccharide raw materials, has been examined based on two types of stabilization mechanisms, i.e., electrostatic and steric repulsions between nanowhiskers. In this review, recent results on electrostatic and steric stabilizations of nanowhiskers are introduced, together with brief and basic descriptions of nanowhiskers and these stabilization mechanisms. Some of the remarkable characteristics of nanowhiskers, such as viscosity behaviors, liquid-crystal formation, and nanocomposite formation, which are related to useful applications of these stable nanowhiskers, are also summarized. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


Patent
Nissin Kogyo Co. and Shinshu University | Date: 2015-10-14

A carbon fiber composite material 60 of the present invention includes: cell structures 300 with an elastomer 30 surrounded by a first carbon nanofiber 80 and an interface phase 30a thereof; cell structure assemblies 400 as assemblies of more than one of the cell structures 300; and tie structures 500 that join the cell structure assemblies 400 to each other. The tie structures 500 are formed by one or more first carbon nanofibers 80, one or more second carbon nanofibers 90, and the elastomer interface phase 30a surrounding the one or more first carbon nanofibers 80 and the one or more second carbon nanofibers 90.


Provided is a layered alkali iridate and a layered iridic acid to be used for producing iridium oxide nanosheets, and an iridium oxide nanosheet. A layered alkali iridate with composition of M_(x)IrO_(y).nH_(2)O (where M is a monovalent metal, x is 0.1 to 0.5, y is 1.5 to 2.5, and n is 0.5 to 1.5), wherein M_(x)IrO_(y).nH_(2)O has a layered structure. The M is potassium, and the layered alkali iridate has diffraction peaks at 29 diffraction angles of 13.0 and 26.0. A layered iridic acid with a composition of H_(x)IrO_(y).nH_(2)O (where x is 0.1 to 0.5, y is 1.5 to 2.5, and n is 0 to 1), wherein H_(x)IrO_(y).nH_(2)O has a layered structure. This layered iridic acid has diffraction peaks at 2 diffraction angles of 12.3 and 24.6. A single crystalline iridium oxide nanosheet having a thickness of 3 nm or less.


Patent
Shinano Kenshi Co. and Shinshu University | Date: 2016-01-06

The purpose of the present invention is to provide an information-reading element, which can be made small and allows the number of adjustment steps to be reduced, and an information-reading device. An information-reading element (10a) equipped with a light-emitting element (11a), which serves as a polarized light-emitting part for emitting polarized light as outgoing light, and a light-receiving element (11b), which serves as a polarized light-receiving part for receiving the polarized light as returning light after the polarized light is reflected off a reflecting plate (13a), said reflecting plate being a target object from which information is to be read, wherein the light-emitting element 11a and the light-receiving element (11b) have different polarization characteristics from each other.

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