Patents by Inventor Minako TERAO

Minako TERAO 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: 9632062
    Abstract: An ultrasonic pipe measurement apparatus includes: a plurality of ultrasonic transceivers discretely disposed on a pipe wall of a pipe; and a control unit configured to control the plurality of ultrasonic transceivers and detect a generation point of damage caused in the pipe based on an ultrasonic signal exchanged between the ultrasonic transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tanaka, Kazunori Miyazawa, Ken'ichi Kamada, Satoshi Kato, Yosuke Ishii, Sho Fujita, Yukiyo Akisada, Nobuo Okabe, Hiroaki Tanaka, Minako Terao
  • Patent number: 9581480
    Abstract: A micro flow sensor includes: a flow path through which a fluid to be measured flows; a detection unit having a heater configured to heat the fluid to be measured in the flow path and temperature sensors configured to measure temperature of a fluid to be measured in the flow path; an arithmetic unit configured to measure a flow rate of the fluid to be measured flowing through the flow path based on the temperature of the fluid to be measured, measured by the temperature sensors; and a narrowed portion disposed on an upstream side of the detection unit in the flow path for narrowing the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tanaka, Minako Terao, Hiroaki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20160363586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a target substance that is useful for detection of a glycoprotein and the like comprising a specific sugar chain, a reagent for detecting a target substance, a carrier and a method for manufacturing the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chikayuki TSURUNO, Shinya NAGAI, Minako TERAO, Chika MIZUTA, Takuya KYOUTOU
  • Patent number: 9279708
    Abstract: An ultrasonic flowmeter includes a plurality of ultrasonic wave elements attached to an outer wall of a pipeline through which a measurement target fluid flows, and configured to transmit and receive an ultrasonic signal, wherein at least one of the ultrasonic wave elements is an ultrasonic wave transmission element and is attached to the outer wall of the pipeline so that an ultrasonic wave transmission surface thereof is in parallel to a pipe axis direction of the pipeline, and another at least one of the ultrasonic wave elements is an ultrasonic wave reception element and is attached to the outer wall of the pipeline so that an ultrasonic wave reception surface thereof is in parallel to the pipe axis direction of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tanaka, Minako Terao, Yoshiaki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150068311
    Abstract: An ultrasonic pipe measurement apparatus includes: a plurality of ultrasonic transceivers discretely disposed on a pipe wall of a pipe; and a control unit configured to control the plurality of ultrasonic transceivers and detect a generation point of damage caused in the pipe based on an ultrasonic signal exchanged between the ultrasonic transceivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANAKA, Kazunori MIYAZAWA, Ken'ichi KAMADA, Satoshi KATO, Yosuke ISHII, Sho FUJITA, Yukiyo AKISADA, Nobuo OKABE, Hiroaki TANAKA, Minako TERAO
  • Publication number: 20140366642
    Abstract: An ultrasonic flowmeter includes a plurality of ultrasonic wave elements attached to an outer wall of a pipeline through which a measurement target fluid flows, and configured to transmit and receive an ultrasonic signal, wherein at least one of the ultrasonic wave elements is an ultrasonic wave transmission element and is attached to the outer wall of the pipeline so that an ultrasonic wave transmission surface thereof is in parallel to a pipe axis direction of the pipeline, and another at least one of the ultrasonic wave elements is an ultrasonic wave reception element and is attached to the outer wall of the pipeline so that an ultrasonic wave reception surface thereof is in parallel to the pipe axis direction of the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki TANAKA, Minako TERAO, Yoshiaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20130319105
    Abstract: A micro flow sensor includes: a flow path through which a fluid to be measured flows; a detection unit having a heater configured to heat the fluid to be measured in the flow path and temperature sensors configured to measure temperature of a fluid to be measured in the flow path; an arithmetic unit configured to measure a flow rate of the fluid to be measured flowing through the flow path based on the temperature of the fluid to be measured, measured by the temperature sensors; and a narrowed portion disposed on an upstream side of the detection unit in the flow path for narrowing the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TANAKA, Minako TERAO, Hiroaki TANAKA