Patents by Inventor Koji Tanabe

Koji Tanabe 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: 20190313634
    Abstract: A stem cell manufacturing system for manufacturing stem cells from somatic cells includes: one or more closed production device(s) configured to produce stem cells from somatic cells; one or more drive device(s) configured to be connected with the production device(s) and drive the production device(s) in such a manner as to maintain the production device(s) in an environment suitable for producing stem cells; one or more cryopreservation device(s) configured to cryopreserve the produced stem cells; a first memory device configured to store whether or not somatic cells have been introduced to the production device(s), as a first state; a second memory device configured to store whether or not the production device(s) is/are connected with the drive device(s), as a second state; and a third memory device configured to store whether or not the produced stem cells can be placed in the cryopreservation device(s), as a third state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Kiyonori INABA, Masaru ODA
  • Publication number: 20190313633
    Abstract: A stem cell manufacturing system for manufacturing stem cells from somatic cells includes: one or more closed production device(s) configured to produce stem cells from somatic cells; one or more drive device(s) configured to be connected with the production device(s) and drive the production device(s) in such a manner as to maintain the production device(s) in an environment suitable for producing stem cells; one or more cryopreservation device(s) configured to cryopreserve the produced stem cells; a first memory device configured to store whether or not somatic cells have been introduced to the production device(s), as a first state; a second memory device configured to store whether or not the production device(s) is/are connected with the drive device(s), as a second state; and a third memory device configured to store whether or not the produced stem cells can be placed in the cryopreservation device(s), as a third state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Kiyonori INABA, Masaru ODA
  • Patent number: 10442461
    Abstract: Power equipment such as a riding mower 2 is provided with a center pivot axle 16 for non-driven wheels 9 thereof and a rigid axle 14 for driven wheels 8. A control unit 1 of the power equipment is configured to accelerate the left driven wheel when a right end up roll angle of the center pivot axle is detected by an axle sensor 25, and to accelerate the right driven wheel when a left end up roll angle of the center pivot axle is detected by the axle sensor when substantially no steering input of a steering device 22 is detected by a steering sensor 24 so that the power equipment may maintain a straight course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Kuriyagawa, Hajime Yoshimura, Norikazu Shimizu, Shota Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20190307071
    Abstract: A lawn mower includes: a work unit including a housing having a downward-facing opening end a cutter blade rotatably provided in the housing such that when rotated, the cutter blade cuts grass and generates a transport air flow flowing from the opening of the housing to inside; a grass clippings receptacle configured to receive mowed grass clippings; a grass clippings transport passage connecting an interior of the housing with the grass clippings receptacle; a shutter device including a shutter configured to open and close the grass clippings transport passage and an actuator configured to open/close-drive the shutter; a controller configured to control the shutter device; and a humidity sensor for detecting a humidity of an environment surrounding the lawn mower, wherein the controller is configured to open/close-control the shutter device based on the humidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Koji Kuriyagawa, Hajime Yoshimura, Shota Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20190303851
    Abstract: A first terminal determines a collection date of a somatic cell based on a desired collection date and a collectable date transmitted by a second medium; and outputs the collection date to a first medium. A second terminal outputs the collectable date to the second medium; and determines an acceptance date based on the collection date transmitted by the first medium and a production period of an iPS cell transmitted by a third medium. A third terminal determines the production period based on the collection date and a producible period, and determines a shipment date based on the production period and stockable location and period transmitted by a fourth medium; and outputs the production period to the third medium. A fourth terminal outputs the stockable location and period to the fourth medium; and determines stock location and period based on the production period and the stockable location and period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Kiyonori INABA, Masaru ODA
  • Patent number: 10390482
    Abstract: The power equipment such as a lawn mower (10) comprises an internal combustion engine (100) having a plurality of cylinders, an engine control unit (110) for selectively deactivating at least one of the cylinders, a work implement such as a cutting blade (70) connected to the engine in a power transmitting relationship, a clutch (80) provided in a power transmission path between the engine and the work implement, and a central control unit (50) for controlling an operation of a propelling device, the clutch and the engine control unit. The central control unit is configured to operate the engine at a prescribed rotational speed with two or more of the cylinders kept activated when the clutch is engaged and the propelling device is propelling the power equipment forward, and to deactivate at least one of the cylinders when an opening of a throttle valve is below a first prescribed value for a prescribed time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Kuriyagawa, Hajime Yoshimura, Norikazu Shimizu, Shota Tanabe, Tomohiro Miyauchi
  • Publication number: 20190244303
    Abstract: An insurance management system comprising an insurance management server, the insurance management server having a receiving unit that receives payment of a prescribed amount over a prescribed time period from a user, a preparation request transmitter that transmits a preparation request by the client for specific cells to a cell management server that manages preparation of the specific cells, when accumulation of payments by the user received at the receiving unit satisfies a first condition, and a usage request transmitter that transmits a usage request by the client for the specific cells to the cell management server, when accumulation of payments received at the receiving unit satisfies a second condition which is a condition of a larger amount or a longer period than the first condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Tsunesaburo SUGAYA, Kiyonori INABA
  • Patent number: 10373109
    Abstract: A first terminal determines a collection date of a somatic cell based on a desired collection date and a collectable date transmitted by a second medium; and outputs the collection date to a first medium. A second terminal outputs the collectable date to the second medium; and determines an acceptance date based on the collection date transmitted by the first medium and a production period of an iPS cell transmitted by a third medium. A third terminal determines the production period based on the collection date and a producible period, and determines a shipment date based on the production period and stockable location and period transmitted by a fourth medium; and outputs the production period to the third medium. A fourth terminal outputs the stockable location and period to the fourth medium; and determines stock location and period based on the production period and the stockable location and period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: FANUC CORPORATION, I PEACE, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Tanabe, Kiyonori Inaba, Masaru Oda
  • Patent number: 10354218
    Abstract: A system for an iPS cell bank includes a terminal and a server. The terminal receives and sends a production request including a desired collection date of a somatic cell and a customer ID to the server. The server stores a collectable date for collecting the somatic cell, a producible period for producing an iPS cell, and a location and a stockable period for stocking the iPS cell; and determines: a collection date based on the desired collection date and the collectable date; a production period based on the collection date and the producible period; an acceptance date of the somatic cell based on the collection date and the production period; a stock location and a stock period based on the production period, the stockable location, and the stockable period; and a shipment date of the iPS cell based on the production period, the stockable location, and the stockable period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: FANUC CORPORATION, I PEACE, INC.
    Inventors: Koji Tanabe, Kiyonori Inaba, Masaru Oda
  • Patent number: 10348747
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing a computer executable program that, when executed, causes a computer to perform a cyber attack analysis support process, the cyber attack analysis support process includes: when information of a first cyber attack event including information of malware is registered as a result of a detection of the malware within an information processing system to be monitored, searching for a second cyber attack event having a similarity relationship with the first cyber attack event by referring to a storage storing information on past cyber attack events; and displaying information of the searched second cyber attack event and the registered information of the first cyber attack event on a display circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Yamada, Kunihiko Yoshimura, Kouta Tanabe, Toshitaka Satomi, Ryusuke Masuoka
  • Patent number: 10318996
    Abstract: An auction apparatus according to the application includes a plan receiving unit and an auction providing unit. The plan receiving unit receives plan information indicating a plan of content from a content creator who creates the content. The auction providing unit presents the plan information received by the plan receiving unit and provides an auction service in which bid targets are a right to display an advertisement in an advertising space that is set to the content and a right to replace the advertisement displayed in the advertising space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Takata, Nobuyuki Akashi, Akira Tajima, Koji Tsukamoto, Nari Woo, Akihiro Tanabe, Shinichiro Sega, Rin Katou
  • Patent number: 10317717
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device that is not influenced by a noise in obtaining positional information can be provided. The liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate provided with a pixel electrode and a common electrode with a first insulating film interposed therebetween. The pixel electrode and the common electrode partly overlap with each other. The liquid crystal display device further includes a second substrate provided with a pair of electrodes, a resin film covering the pair of electrodes, and a conductive film on the resin film. The pair of electrodes partly overlap with each other with a second insulating film interposed therebetween. The liquid crystal display device further includes a liquid crystal layer between the conductive film on the second substrate side and the pixel electrode and the common electrode on the first substrate side. A predetermined potential is supplied to the conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Tanabe, Takahiro Fukutome, Koji Moriya, Daisuke Kurosaki, Masakatsu Ohno
  • Patent number: 10309647
    Abstract: The present invention provides a biomass combustion burner applied to a pulverized coal-fired boiler to burn biomass fuel, a biomass-mixed fired boiler that reduces an amount of CO2 derived from fossil fuels, and a method for burning biomass fuel using the foregoing. The biomass combustion burner includes a biomass fuel jet nozzle having a fuel jet port that jets biomass fuel conveyed by primary air; a secondary air nozzle having a secondary air jet port that surrounds the fuel jet port; and a tertiary air nozzle having a tertiary air jet port that surrounds the secondary air jet port. The biomass fuel jet nozzle includes a fuel concentration adjusting section that changes a biomass fuel stream into a swirl flow to thereby make a fuel concentration higher on an outer circumferential portion side; and a degree-of-swirl adjusting plate that reduces a degree of swirl of a jetting fuel stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Taniguchi, Atsunori Kato, Suguru Yabara, Yutaka Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10306828
    Abstract: The lawn mower (10) comprises an internal combustion engine (100) having a plurality of cylinders, an engine control unit (110) for selectively deactivating at least one of the cylinders, a cutting blade (70) supported by a lawn mower main body via a cutter deck, and connected to the engine in a power transmitting relationship, a clutch (80) provided in a power transmission path between the engine and the cutting blade, a height adjustment mechanism (90) provided on the cutter deck for adjusting the height of the cutting blade, and a central control unit (50) for controlling an operation of the height adjusting mechanism, the clutch and the engine control unit. The central control unit is configured to cause the engine control unit to deactivate at least one of the cylinders when a prescribed operating condition is met, and to raise the cutting blade to a prescribed elevated height before deactivating the at least one of the cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Kuriyagawa, Hajime Yoshimura, Norikazu Shimizu, Shota Tanabe, Tomohiro Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 10292326
    Abstract: In a mower (10) driven by a pair of electric motors (15), a battery (16) for supplying electric power to the electric motors is positioned in a space surrounded by the electric motors and a chute (30) for forwarding grass clippings to a grass collection bag (23). The chute extends rearward with an upward slant, and is bent in side view in such a manner that a lower part has a steeper incline than an upper part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shota Tanabe, Koji Kuriyagawa, Satoshi Onodera, Hajime Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20190149044
    Abstract: A switching element with a small current capacity is provided to be able to be used in a DC-DC converter. The DC-DC converter includes a switching circuit in which a first switching element, a second switching element, a third switching element, and a fourth switching element are connected in series, a flying capacitor that is connected between a connection portion between the first switching element and the second switching element and a connection portion between the third switching element and the fourth switching element, a reactor that is connected between a connection portion between the second switching element and the third switching element and a positive electrode of an input unit, and a control circuit that turns on/off the switching element, in which the control circuit turns on/off the switching elements so that a peak value in a reactor current becomes equal to or smaller than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, NAGAOKA University of Technology
    Inventors: Junichi ITOH, Katsutaka TANABE, Akihiro FUNAMOTO, Koji ANDO
  • Publication number: 20190002834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming cell aggregates. In the method, two or more clusters of cells are distributed into each of two or more compartments. The two or more clusters of cells are brought close to each other in each of the compartments. The two or more clusters of cells brought close to each other are clumped or assembled. The clumped or assembled clusters of cells are allowed to grow to thereby form cell aggregates. The clusters of cells to be distributed are separated from each other and mixed with each other. The clusters of cells each include a stem cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Kenta SUTO
  • Publication number: 20180273891
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stem cell manufacturing system comprising: a sending channel (20) through which a solution containing cells flows; an apparatus (30) which is connected to the sending channel (20) and transfers a pluripotency inducer into the cells to produce cells harboring the inducer; and an apparatus (40) which cultures the cells harboring the inducer to produce cell clusters consisting of stem cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Brendan KELLY, Kenta SUTO
  • Patent number: 10077429
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of improving iPS cell establishment efficiency, comprising contacting a protein involved in primitive streak (PrS) formation, preferably Foxh1, or a nucleic acid that encodes the same with a somatic cell in a nuclear reprogramming step. Also provided is a method of producing an iPS cell, comprising contacting the protein involved in PrS formation or a nucleic acid that encodes the same, and nuclear reprogramming substance(s) with a somatic cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Kyoto University
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Takahashi, Koji Tanabe, Shinya Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20180245041
    Abstract: A stem cell production system provided with a preintroduction cell-feeding solution channel 20 through which a solution containing cells passes, an induction factor-feeding solution mechanism 21 for feeding a pluripotency induction factor to the preintroduction cell-feeding solution channel 20, a factor introduction device 30 connected to the preintroduction cell-feeding solution channel 20 for making cells with induction factor introduced by introducing the pluripotency induction factor into the cells, a cell mass-making device 40 for making multiple cell masses comprising stem cells by culturing the cells with induction factor introduced, and a packaging device 100 for sequentially packaging each of the multiple cell masses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Koji TANABE, Brendan KELLY, Kenta SUTO, Hidenori SHIMODA, Ryoji HIRAIDE