Patents by Inventor Masaru Tanaka

Masaru Tanaka 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).

  • Patent number: 11185235
    Abstract: An information processing device obtains measurement data for calculating biological information of a measurement subject from a sensor that performs measurement without contact. Based on content of the measurement data, the measurement data is classified into a group associated with at least a position of the measurement subject, the biological information is calculated from the classified measurement data, and the calculated biological information is compared with a reference value associated with a group to which the measurement data belongs. Then, a notification is made based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Tomohiko Kitamura, Yasuo Kohashi, Masaru Yamaoka, Toshiaki Tanaka, Kenji Masuda
  • Patent number: 11176798
    Abstract: Anomaly notification system that notifies of an anomaly of cared person in room includes sensor, sound collecting unit, first determination unit that determines whether a volume of the collected sound is more than or equal to a reference volume, second determination unit that determines whether a target sound is a predetermined activity sound generated by an activity of cared person, and third determination unit that determines whether an anomaly occurs in cared person, based on the activity amounts, which are measured before and after the target sound is collected, and notification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kenji Masuda, Toshiaki Tanaka, Masaru Yamaoka, Kazuhiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210332180
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cell adhesion sheet in which the adhesion of platelets is suppressed and the adhesion of cells is excellent. The cell adhesion sheet according to the embodiment of the present invention is formed of a composition containing a compound represented by Formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicants: FUJIFILM Corporation, KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke YAMAMOTO, Yuta SHIGENOI, Atsushi SUGASAKI, Masaru TANAKA, Shingo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210332239
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition which is used to form a cured film that is disposed on a medical device and a medical device with a cured film, which are capable of suppressing both the adhesion of platelets and the adhesion of cells. A composition according to the embodiment of the present invention is a composition which is used to form a cured film that is disposed on a medical device, and which contains a compound represented by Formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicants: FUJIFILM Corporation, KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Yamamoto, Yuta Shigenoi, Atsushi Sugasaki, Masaru Tanaka, Shingo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11141096
    Abstract: A method includes: acquiring body motion data related to body motions of a target person; generating, based on the body motion data, sleep state data related to a sleep state of the target person; storing the sleep state data into a sleep state database; predicting a future change in a physical condition of the target person from the sleep state data by referencing a physical condition prediction information database; and when the physical condition data indicating the physical condition of the target person is acquired, reading past sleep state data over a past period from the sleep state database, collating the physical condition data with the past sleep state data to generate physical condition prediction information for predicting a particular change in the physical condition from particular sleep state data, and registering the physical condition prediction information into the physical condition prediction information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Masaru Yamaoka, Toshiaki Tanaka, Kenji Masuda
  • Patent number: 11143987
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer belt includes a base layer that has ionic conductivity and is a thickest layer out of multiple layers making up the intermediate transfer belt with respect to the thickness direction of the intermediate transfer belt, and an inner layer having electronic conductivity and a lower electrical resistance than the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuguhiro Yoshida, Masaru Shimura, Shinji Katagiri, Eiichi Hamana, Takahiro Ikeda, Takayuki Tanaka, Shuichi Tetsuno
  • Publication number: 20210309902
    Abstract: No studies have been made regarding what kinds of refrigerants should be used in a refrigeration cycle device for a vehicle. An air conditioner (1) for a vehicle includes a refrigerant circuit (10) and a refrigerant that is sealed in the refrigerant circuit (10). The refrigerant circuit (10) includes a compressor (80), a first heat exchanger (85), which serves as a heat dissipater in a dehumidifying heating mode, an outside-air heat exchanger (82), a cooling control valve (87), and a second heat exchanger (86), which serves as an evaporator in the dehumidifying heating mode. The refrigerant is a refrigerant having a low GWP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji KUMAKURA, Kazuhiro FURUSHO, Masaru TANAKA, Shun OHKUBO, Mitsushi ITANO, Yuuki YOTSUMOTO, Akihito MIZUNO, Tomoyuki GOTOU, Yasufu YAMADA, Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji GOBOU, Hitomi KUROKI, Daisuke KARUBE, Tatsuya TAKAKUWA, Tetsushi TSUDA
  • Patent number: 11137179
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus includes a compressor connected to a refrigerant circuit, and a bearing monitor. The compressor includes a compression mechanism, an electric motor, a drive shaft, and a plain bearing that supports a journal portion of the drive shaft. The bearing monitor performs an abnormal-state operation to cope with poor lubrication on the plain bearing if an abnormal state condition is satisfied. The abnormal state condition is a condition indicating that a rate of change of current exceeds a first reference value. The rate of change of current is an amount of change in a driving current usable to drive the compressor per unit time. The journal portion of the drive shaft has a surface roughness of at least 0.05 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Furugaki, Masaru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210284891
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat transport device in which a hydrohaloolefin-containing refrigerant is enclosed in a circulation route, and the heat transport device is capable of reducing the influence of oxygen entrapped in the circulation route. The present invention also provides a heat transport method using the heat transport device. In the heat transport device 1, a refrigerant comprising at least one of hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), hydrochlorofluoroolefins (HCFOs), or hydrochloroolefins (HCOs) is enclosed in a circulation route, and a stabilizer container comprising an acid scavenger and/or an antioxidant is disposed in the circulation route. The antioxidant is at least one member selected from the group consisting of alkylcatechols, alkoxyphenols, benzoquinones, phenothiazines, and phthalates, and the acid scavenger is at least one member selected from the group consisting of aliphatic alcohols, polyhydric alcohols, amines, terpenes, alkyl epoxides, and alkenyl tolyls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Tatsumi TSUCHIYA, Kouhei KOBA, Masaru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210262710
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigerant and a refrigeration cycle circuit. The refrigeration cycle circuit includes a heat exchanger and a compressor, and circulates the refrigerant. The refrigerant is a single hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-based refrigerant or a mixed refrigerant. In the mixed refrigerant, an HFO-based refrigerant is mixed at a mixing ratio of 10% by weight or more. The compressor includes a motor. The motor includes a resin component. The resin component includes a polyimide having a terminal blocked with a terminal group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Yukiko MAEJIMA, Masaru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11085677
    Abstract: A refrigerant recovery system is equipped with an extraction pipe, a stabilizer holding container, a recovery pipe, a recovery container, and a recovery device. The extraction pipe is connectable to a refrigerant extraction port of an air conditioning apparatus. The stabilizer holding container is connected to the extraction pipeā€”and holds a stabilizer. The stabilizer holding container causes refrigerant guided by the extraction pipe to come into contact with the stabilizer. The recovery pipe guides the refrigerant discharged from the stabilizer holding container. The recovery container is connected to the recovery pipe and recovers the refrigerant guided by the recovery pipe. The recovery device causes the refrigerant to move from the refrigerant extraction port to the recovery container. The refrigerant includes a compound represented by a molecular formula having one or more carbon-carbon unsaturated bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Tanaka, Shigeharu Taira, Tomoyuki Haikawa, Yoshiki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20210222916
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigerant and a refrigeration cycle circuit. The refrigeration cycle circuit includes a compressor, and causes the refrigerant to circulate therethrough. The refrigerant is HFO-based refrigerant alone or a mixed refrigerant. In the mixed refrigerant, a mixing ratio of HFO-based refrigerant is equal to or more than 10% by weight. The compressor includes a motor. The motor includes a portion formed from a resin component. The resin component is made of PET, PA, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiko MAEJIMA, Masaru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210108836
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus includes a compressor connected to a refrigerant circuit, and a bearing monitor. The compressor includes a compression mechanism, an electric motor, a drive shaft, and a plain bearing that supports a journal portion of the drive shaft. The bearing monitor performs an abnormal-state operation to cope with poor lubrication on the plain bearing if an abnormal state condition is satisfied. The abnormal state condition is a condition indicating that a rate of change of current exceeds a first reference value. The rate of change of current is an amount of change in a driving current usable to drive the compressor per unit time. The journal portion of the drive shaft has a surface roughness of at least 0.05 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi FURUGAKI, Masaru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10941374
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medical analysis device and a cell analysis method, which can capture many types of cancer cells, including cancer cells not expressing EpCAM. The present invention relates to a medical analysis device having a well portion, the well portion having a hydrophilic polymer layer formed at least partly on the inner surface thereof, the hydrophilic polymer layer having fibronectin adsorbed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., YAMAGATA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Minagawa, Masaru Tanaka, Takashi Hoshiba, Tomokazu Shibuya
  • Publication number: 20210055022
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus pertaining to the invention can suppress clogging due to polymers formed by the polymerization of refrigerant and improve safety. The refrigeration apparatus is equipped with a refrigeration cycle in which a compressor, a condenser, an expansion mechanism, and an evaporator are connected in a loop. The refrigeration apparatus is equipped with a polymer catcher. The polymer catcher is attached to piping interconnecting an outlet side of the compressor and an inlet side of the condenser and catches polymers of refrigerant circulating in the refrigeration cycle. The refrigerant includes a compound represented by a molecular formula having one or more carbon-carbon unsaturated bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru TANAKA, Shigeharu TAIRA, Tomoyuki HAIKAWA, Yoshiki SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200385618
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus includes a heat source unit, a utilization unit, and a liquid refrigerant pipe and gas refrigerant pipe. The utilization unit has utilization unit internal pipelines. The liquid refrigerant pipe and the gas refrigerant pipe connect the heat source unit and the utilization unit internal pipelines. A refrigerant circulates through the heat source unit, the utilization unit, the liquid refrigerant pipe, and the gas refrigerant pipe. The refrigerant contains a compound represented by a molecular formula having one or more carbon-carbon unsaturated bonds. A disproportionation inhibitor for reducing a disproportionation reaction of the refrigerant is applied to at least a part of inner surfaces of the liquid refrigerant pipe, the gas refrigerant pipe, and the utilization unit internal pipelines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru TANAKA, Shigeharu TAIRA, Tomoyuki HAIKAWA, Yoshiki SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10851275
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus includes a heat source unit, a utilization unit, and a liquid refrigerant pipe and gas refrigerant pipe. The utilization unit has utilization unit internal pipelines. The liquid refrigerant pipe and the gas refrigerant pipe connect the heat source unit and the utilization unit internal pipelines. A refrigerant circulates through the heat source unit, the utilization unit, the liquid refrigerant pipe, and the gas refrigerant pipe. The refrigerant contains a compound represented by a molecular formula having one or more carbon-carbon unsaturated bonds. A disproportionation inhibitor for reducing a disproportionation reaction of the refrigerant is applied to at least a part of inner surfaces of the liquid refrigerant pipe, the gas refrigerant pipe, and the utilization unit internal pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Tanaka, Shigeharu Taira, Tomoyuki Haikawa, Yoshiki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200338554
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medical analysis device and a cell analysis method, which can capture specific cells such as many types of cancer cells including cancer cells not expressing EpCAM and stem cells. Provided is a medical analysis device including a well portion, the well portion having a hydrophilic silane compound layer formed at least partly on the inner surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicants: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., YAMAGATA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuhisa MINAGAWA, Masaru TANAKA, Haruka EMURA, Kazuki SUTO
  • Patent number: 10793817
    Abstract: A cell culture device comprises a first inner cylinder formed in a tubular shape, a cell culture membrane placed to cover over an entire one end of the first inner cylinder and configured to be folded down toward an outer surface of the first inner cylinder along an outer circumference at the one end of the first inner cylinder, and an outer cylinder formed in a tubular shape, configured to place the first inner cylinder inside thereof such that a height direction of the outer cylinder is identical with a height direction of the first inner cylinder, and provided with a first slit in an area overlapping with at least the one end of the first inner cylinder to be extended in the height direction, wherein the cell culture membrane is held between an inner wall surface of the outer cylinder and the outer surface of the first inner cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., National University Corporation Yamagata University
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Seitaro Taki, Hisashi Mizuno, Toshiyuki Hagiyama, Atsuki Yoshimura, Yasuhiko Shinoda, Yasuhiko Ogisu, Masaru Tanaka, Chikako Sato
  • Patent number: 10786812
    Abstract: Provided are a medical analysis device and a cell analysis method which can capture many cancer cells, including cancer cells not expressing EpCAM. The medical analysis device includes a flow channel zone, and also includes a chamber zone. The inner surface of the flow channel zone is at least partially provided with a layer of a hydrophilic polymer having a thickness of 2 to 200 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., YAMAGATA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Minagawa, Masaru Tanaka, Takashi Hoshiba, Tomokazu Shibuya