Patents by Inventor Masayuki Tanabe

Masayuki 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: 20240142963
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for executing information processing with respect to a risk calculated in order to grasp a frequency at which an accident occurs in equipment included in a plant, in a manner that facilitates utilization in safety management of operation of the plant. With regards to processing of maintenance management information of a plant for processing fluid, a plan view of the plant is displayed divided into a plurality of blocks, based on risks of a plurality of accidents assumed to have a possibility of occurring in a plurality of pieces of equipment included in the plant. The plan view is displayed on a monitor with assessment information indicating a result of assessing a risk level attached to each of the blocks. A three-dimensional image about equipment included in a block selected from the plurality of blocks is further displayed on the monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki TANABE, Kosuke TAKAISHI, Kazuyuki NAMBA
  • Publication number: 20240032430
    Abstract: In a sensor device, a sensor unit and a wiring portion are connected. The sensor unit is configured as a sol-gel composite piezoelectric sensor including a base material layer, a piezoelectric film layer formed on the base material layer, an electrode layer formed on the piezoelectric film layer, and a protective layer. The base material layer and the electrode layer are covered by the protective layer except for a portion thereof. The wiring portion includes a signal line and a ground line. The signal line has an end having a pressure-bonding tip. An upper housing portion and a lower housing portion cover at least uncovered portions of the sensor unit and the wiring portion. A pressure-applying portion presses the pressure-bonding tip in contact with a portion of the electrode layer that is not covered by the protective layer, so as to pressure-bond them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Makiko KOBAYASHI, Kei NAKATSUMA, Masayuki TANABE, Kyosuke TSUTSUMI, Yuya TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220370031
    Abstract: Embodiments include a patch-type, ultrasound sensor system and method to monitor the function and motion of a patients anatomical structure, comprising processing at least one received ultrasound image using one or more analytical tools, including radon transformation, higher-order spectra techniques, and/or active contour models, to generate at least one processed ultrasound image; inputting the at least one processed ultrasound image into a deep learning Convolutional Neural Network to obtain an automatic classification result selected from two or more classes indicating the functional state of the anatomical structure. The patch-type, ultrasound sensor system can communicate via a wireless or wired connection. The monitoring can be at rest or during surgery or other procedure or whilst the subject is exposed to any physiological stressors as part of medical examinations, and can be adapted for use in monitoring the function of body structures including the heart, blood vessels, lungs or joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Rajendra Udyavara ACHARYA, Ru San TAN, Makiko KOBAYASHI, Masayuki TANABE, Toshitaka YAMAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220317566
    Abstract: A molding apparatus includes a mechanism configured to apply a curable composition onto a substrate with irregularities, a pressing and releasing mechanism that presses or releases a mold (super straight) having a flat surface against the curable composition on the substrate, and a curing mechanism configured to cure the curable composition by light radiation, a first supply unit configured to supply a first gas to the curable-composition application mechanism, and a second supply unit configured to supply a second gas different from the first gas to the pressing and releasing mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanabe, Keiko Chiba, Keiji Yamashita, Keita Sakai, Toshiki Ito, Naoki Kiyohara
  • Patent number: 11408677
    Abstract: A module for a natural gas liquefaction apparatus is provided to include air-cooled heat exchanger groups and another equipment group. The air-cooled heat exchanger groups another equipment group. The air-cooled heat exchanger groups are arranged side by side on an upper surface of a structure, and are each configured to cool a fluid handled in the natural gas liquefaction apparatus. The another equipment group is arranged on a lower side from an arrangement height of each air-cooled heat exchanger groups, and forms a part of the natural gas liquefaction apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Arai, Motobumi Kagawa, Masayuki Tanabe, Takashi Nozato
  • Patent number: 10754244
    Abstract: A pattern is formed on a substrate with forming a layer of a curable composition (A1) containing a component (a1) serving as a polymerizable compound on a surface of the substrate, then dispensing droplets of a curable composition (A2) containing a component (a2) serving as a polymerizable compound (a2) and a component (b2) serving as a photopolymerization initiator dropwise discretely onto the layer of the curable composition (A1), subsequently sandwiching a mixture layer of the curable composition (A1) and the curable composition (A2) between a mold and the substrate, then irradiating the mixture layer with light to cure the mixture layer, and then releasing the mold from the mixture layer after the curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Weijun Liu, Timothy Brian Stachowiak, Niyaz Khusnatdinov, Tomonori Otani, Masayuki Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20200041202
    Abstract: A module for a natural gas liquefaction apparatus is provided to include air-cooled heat exchanger groups and another equipment group. The air-cooled heat exchanger groups another equipment group. The air-cooled heat exchanger groups are arranged side by side on an upper surface of a structure, and are each configured to cool a fluid handled in the natural gas liquefaction apparatus. The another equipment group is arranged on a lower side from an arrangement height of each air-cooled heat exchanger groups, and forms a part of the natural gas liquefaction apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji ARAI, Motobumi KAGAWA, Masayuki TANABE, Takashi NOZATO
  • Publication number: 20190264076
    Abstract: An adhesion layer-forming composition to allow a substrate to adhere to a photocurable composition at least contains a curable base material (A) containing at least one functional group that binds to a base and at least one radically polymerizable functional group, a polymerization inhibitor (B), and an organic solvent (C), the adhesion layer-forming composition having a polymerization inhibitor (B) content of 0.1 parts by weight or more and 20 parts by weight or less based on 100 parts by weight of the curable base material (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanabe, Toshiki Ito
  • Patent number: 9829789
    Abstract: A determination method for determining a pattern of a mold is disclosed. The pattern of the mold is used in imprint processing of forming a pattern on imprint material by performing the steps of pressing the imprint material on a substrate against the pattern of the mold in an atmosphere containing condensable gas to be liquefied due to compression, curing the imprint material, and releasing the mold from the imprint material. A processor calculates a shrinkage amount of the pattern on the imprint material. The pattern on the imprint material shrinks by desorbing condensate liquid, which is produced through liquefaction of the condensable gas between the imprint material and the pattern of the mold in the pressing step and which is dissolved in the imprint material, from the imprint material after completion of the pressing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanabe, Setsuo Yoshida, Keita Sakai, Hitoshi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20170285463
    Abstract: A pattern is formed on a substrate with forming a layer of a curable composition (A1) containing a component (a1) serving as a polymerizable compound (a1) and a component (b1) serving as a photopolymerization initiator on a surface of the substrate, then dispensing droplets of a curable composition (A2) containing a component (a2) serving as a polymerizable compound (a2) and a component (b2) serving as a photopolymerization initiator dropwise discretely onto the layer of the curable composition (A1), subsequently sandwiching a mixture layer of the curable composition (A1) and the curable composition (A2) between a mold and the substrate, then irradiating the mixture layer with light to cure the mixture layer, and releasing the mold from the mixture layer after the curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Weijun Liu, Timothy Brian Stachowiak, Niyaz Khusnatdinov, Tomonori Otani, Masayuki Tanabe
  • Patent number: 9636851
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus of the present invention that molds and cures an imprint material on a substrate using a mold to form a pattern on the substrate. The imprint apparatus includes a supply unit configured to supply a gas into a gap between the imprint material on the substrate and the mold. The supply unit is configured to supply a mixed gas in which a permeable gas, which permeates at least one of the mold, the imprint material and the substrate, and a condensable gas, which is liquefied under a pressure generated by the molding, is mixed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanabe, Yasuyuki Tamura, Yukio Hanyu
  • Publication number: 20160031131
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus of the present invention that molds and cures an imprint material on a substrate using a mold to form a pattern on the substrate. The imprint apparatus includes a supply unit configured to supply a gas into a gap between the imprint material on the substrate and the mold. The supply unit is configured to supply a mixed gas in which a permeable gas, which permeates at least one of the mold, the imprint material and the substrate, and a condensable gas, which is liquefied under a pressure generated by the molding, is mixed with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Masayuki TANABE, Yasuyuki TAMURA, Yukio HANYU
  • Publication number: 20150123300
    Abstract: A determination method for determining a pattern of a mold is disclosed. The pattern of the mold is used in imprint processing of forming a pattern on imprint material by performing the steps of pressing the imprint material on a substrate against the pattern of the mold in an atmosphere containing condensable gas to be liquefied due to compression, curing the imprint material, and releasing the mold from the imprint material. A processor calculates a shrinkage amount of the pattern on the imprint material. The pattern on the imprint material shrinks by desorbing condensate liquid, which is produced through liquefaction of the condensable gas between the imprint material and the pattern of the mold in the pressing step and which is dissolved in the imprint material, from the imprint material after completion of the pressing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanabe, Setsuo Yoshida, Keita Sakai, Hitoshi Nakano
  • Patent number: 8807819
    Abstract: An illumination unit of the present invention includes a tabular light guide plate having a light emitting surface for emitting light coming from an LED as planar light, wherein a recessed portion is formed in the opposite surface of the light emitting surface of the light guide plate, and wherein the LED is provided in the recessed portion so that the optical axis of the LED becomes parallel to the light emitting surface of the light guide plate. Then, a dimming pattern is provided at a location corresponding to the LED of the light emitting surface of the light guide plate, and the dimming pattern includes a main portion covering the LED on the light emitting surface side, and protrusions radially extending toward a light emitting direction of the LED around the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikio Shiraishi, Masayuki Tanabe, Mika Tanimura, Shoji Yamamoto, Kenji Takano, Yoshifumi Shimane, Yasuaki Ohara, Reiji Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140145370
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus of the present invention that molds and cures an imprint material on a substrate using a mold to form a pattern on the substrate. The imprint apparatus includes a supply unit configured to supply a gas into a gap between the imprint material on the substrate and the mold. The supply unit is configured to supply a mixed gas in which a permeable gas, which permeates at least one of the mold, the imprint material and the substrate, and a condensable gas, which is liquefied under a pressure generated by the molding, is mixed with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki TANABE, Yasuyuki TAMURA, Yukio HANYU
  • Patent number: 8690407
    Abstract: An illumination unit includes an LED and a tabular light guide plate having a light emitting surface for emitting light from the LED as planar light, wherein a recessed portion is formed in the opposite surface of the tight emitting surface of the light guide plate, and wherein the LED is provided in the recessed portion so that the optical axis of the LED becomes parallel to the light emitting surface of the light guide plate. Further, a plurality of LEDs are arranged along the longer direction of the recessed portion, a dimming pattern is provided at a location corresponding to each of a plurality of LED of the light emitting surface of the light guide plate, and the shape or the size of the dimming pattern is varied with a location on the light emitting surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikio Shiraishi, Masayuki Tanabe, Mika Tanimura, Shoji Yamamoto, Kenji Takano, Yoshifumi Shimane, Yasuaki Ohara, Reiji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8672663
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus of the present invention that molds and cures an imprint material on a substrate using a mold to form a pattern on the substrate. The imprint apparatus includes a supply unit configured to supply a gas into a gap between the imprint material on the substrate and the mold. The supply unit is configured to supply a mixed gas in which a permeable gas, which permeates at least one of the mold, the imprint material and the substrate, and a condensable gas, which is liquefied under a pressure generated by the molding, is mixed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanabe, Yasuyuki Tamura, Yukio Hanyu
  • Patent number: 8657477
    Abstract: An illumination unit includes LEDs and a tabular light guide plate having a light emitting surface for emitting light from the LEDs as planar light, wherein a recessed portion is formed in the opposite surface of the light emitting surface of the light guide plate, and the LED is provided in the recessed portion so that the optical axis of the LED becomes parallel to the light emitting surface of the light guide plate. Here, a dimming pattern is provided at a location corresponding to the LED of the light emitting surface of the light guide plate, and furthermore a first light guide pattern is provided on the light emitting surface of the light guide plate and a second light guide pattern is provided on a rear surface that is a reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikio Shiraishi, Masayuki Tanabe, Mika Tanimura, Shoji Yamamoto, Kenji Takano, Yoshifumi Shimane, Yasuaki Ohara, Reiji Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130278866
    Abstract: A plurality of backlight blocks are configured by being juxtaposed in the plane direction of an illumination device and include a bidirectional backlight block. Light sources are formed on both lateral sides of the bidirectional backlight block in the direction of the axes of emission of the light sources, the light sources formed on one lateral side are arranged so that light is emitted in the direction toward the light sources formed on the other lateral side, the light sources formed on the other lateral side are arranged so that light is emitted in the direction toward the light sources formed on the one lateral side, and the bidirectional backlight block is arranged in the center part of the illumination device in the direction of the axes of emission of the light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto TSUMURA, Satoshi OUCHI, Hidenao KUBOTA, Masayuki TANABE
  • Publication number: 20130051065
    Abstract: An illumination unit includes an LED and a tabular light guide plate having a light emitting surface for emitting light from the LED as planar light, wherein a recessed portion is formed in the opposite surface of the tight emitting surface of the light guide plate, and wherein the LED is provided in the recessed portion so that the optical axis of the LED becomes parallel to the light emitting surface of the light guide plate. Further, a plurality of LEDs are arranged along the longer direction of the recessed portion, a dimming pattern is provided at a location corresponding to each of a plurality of LED of the light emitting surface of the light guide plate, and the shape or the size of the dimming pattern is varied with a location on the light emitting surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: MIKIO SHIRAISHI, Masayuki Tanabe, Mika Tanimura, Shoji Yamamoto, Kenji Takano, Yoshifumi Shimane, Yasuaki Ohara, Reiji Nakamura