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Tokyo University of Agriculture, Technology and Tokyo Metroplitan University | Date: 2013-02-28

The present invention aims to develop and provide a method for identifying a disease associated with the abundance of TDP-43 in cells and a method for producing a TDP-43 binding inhibitor. By measuring the abundance of a measurement substance, the amount of binding between a measurement substance and TDP-43, etc. in cells obtained from a subject, it is identified whether or not the subject is suffering from a disease associated with the abundance of TDP-43 in cells. Also, a drug which can significantly reduce the binding between a measurement substance and TDP-43 is produced by adding a drug candidate substance.


Patent
Tokyo Metroplitan University, 3Dom Inc. and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo | Date: 2014-06-04

A method for manufacturing, a secondary battery separator including a porous resin film in which pores have three-dimensionally ordered structure and are in mutual communication via through-holes. The method includes: uniformly dispersing spherical microparticles having narrow particle size distribution in a dispersion medium to prepare a microparticles-dispersed slurry; drying slurry to obtain a spherical microparticles-dispersed film; heat-treating the film to form a microparticles-resin film in which the microparticles are regularly arrayed in three-dimensions in a resin matrix; and contacting the microparticles-resin film with an organic acid, water, an alkaline solution or an inorganic acid other than hydrofluoric acid to dissolve and remove the microparticles, or heating the microparticles-resin film to remove the microparticles, to form pores which are in mutual communication and regularly arrayed in the resin matrix. The medium has a resin precursor for the resin matrix and surfaces of the microparticles are inactive against the medium.


Patent
Sony Corporation and Tokyo Metroplitan University | Date: 2014-09-12

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a quantization unit that quantizes an image subjected to logarithmic conversion such that a quantization error is focused on a luminance region in which expansion of an error caused due to logarithmic inverse-conversion which is inverse conversion of the logarithmic conversion is relatively small or a luminance region in which no expansion of the error occurs; and an encoding unit that encodes an index image obtained through the quantization by the quantization unit.


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Japan Expert Clone Corporation, University of Tokyo and Tokyo Metroplitan University | Date: 2013-03-08

An alumina- or magnesia-reducing process in which a greenhouse gas or substance harmful to the human body is not emitted, which can achieve improved energy efficiency in comparison with the Hall-Heroult or Pidgeon methods. The process includes: introducing an alumina or magnesia powder with a carrier gas to the upstream side of a throat provided on a reducing unit; pressure-transferring the powder and carrier gas to the throat by an operative gas introduced to the upstream side of the throat; irradiating the throat with a laser beam to convert the alumina or magnesia into a plasma state and dissociate the alumina or magnesia thermally; jetting the thermally dissociated product through a nozzle provided on the downstream side of the throat at a supersonic speed to form a frozen flow; and isolating aluminum or magnesium. Hydrogen may be added to the operative gas to accelerate the reduction of alumina or magnesia.


Patent
Sony Corporation and Tokyo Metroplitan University | Date: 2014-07-01

There is provided an image processing apparatus which includes a division unit dividing an image into a plurality of images in a bit depth direction, and an encoding unit encoding respectively some or all of the plurality of images acquired by dividing the image in the bit depth direction by the division unit.

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