Patents by Inventor Seiichi Tanabe

Seiichi 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: 20210259868
    Abstract: The present disclosure can provide a leg brace capable of reducing a pain in a knee while both enhancing its convenience and reducing the burden on an ankle. the leg brace including: a first pushing part that pushes a leg of the wearer outward so that an ankle bone is positioned above a heel bone; a second pushing part that pushes the leg of the wearer inward so that the ankle bone is positioned above the heel bone; a restraint part that restrains a positional relation between the first and the second pushing parts in which they face each other across the leg of the wearer; and a placement part on which a foot of the wearer is placed, the placement part being connected to the first pushing part or the second pushing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Eisuke Aoki, Takahiro Takeda, Seiichi Tanabe, Tomio Ikeda, Tadashi Odashima
  • Patent number: 10493772
    Abstract: A superimposed transfer target film and ink ribbon is moved while being sandwiched by a thermal head and a platen roller, and during execution of a thermal transfer of thermally transferring ink of the ink ribbon to a transfer layer of the transfer target film by heat of the thermal head, the transfer target film is pulled and moved while leaving a sticking portion in which the ink ribbon sticks to the transfer target film by the heat. After the thermal transfer is ended, the transfer target film stops being moved, is enabled to be loosened, and a downstream portion of the ink ribbon is wound up and stretched while leaving the sticking portion sticking to the transfer target film. While leaving the downstream portion of the ink ribbon stretched, a downstream portion of the transfer target film is wound up, and the sticking portion is peeled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: G-PRINTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yonemitsu, Seiichi Tanabe, Osamu Goto
  • Publication number: 20190160830
    Abstract: A superimposed transfer target film and ink ribbon is moved while being sandwiched by a thermal head and a platen roller, and during execution of a thermal transfer of thermally transferring ink of the ink ribbon to a transfer layer of the transfer target film by heat of the thermal head, the transfer target film is pulled and moved while leaving a sticking portion in which the ink ribbon sticks to the transfer target film by the heat. After the thermal transfer is ended, the transfer target film stops being moved, is enabled to be loosened, and a downstream portion of the ink ribbon is wound up and stretched while leaving the sticking portion sticking to the transfer target film. While leaving the downstream portion of the ink ribbon stretched, a downstream portion of the transfer target film is wound up, and the sticking portion is peeled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi YONEMITSU, Seiichi TANABE, Osamu GOTO
  • Patent number: 9490456
    Abstract: An organic EL element with a functional layer including at least a hole injection layer, a hole transport layer, and a luminescence layer laminated from a pixel electrode side in order between a pixel electrode as an anode and a counter electrode as a cathode, and a method of manufacturing the organic EL element has a forming process by applying a solution including a low molecular material and a high molecular material to at least one layer among the hole injection layer, the hole transport layer, and luminescence layer, in which the molecular weight of low molecular material is 10,000 or less and the molecular weight of high molecular material is 10,000 to 300,000, and in which a mixing ratio of low molecular material is 10 wt % to 90 wt % with respect to the weight of low molecular material and high molecular material included in the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Sago, Seiichi Tanabe, Shotaro Watanabe, Kohei Ishida
  • Publication number: 20150060828
    Abstract: An organic EL element with a functional layer including at least a hole injection layer, a hole transport layer, and a luminescence layer laminated from a pixel electrode side in order between a pixel electrode as an anode and a counter electrode as a cathode, and a method of manufacturing the organic EL element has a forming process by applying a solution including a low molecular material and a high molecular material to at least one layer among the hole injection layer, the hole transport layer, and luminescence layer, in which the molecular weight of low molecular material is 10,000 or less and the molecular weight of high molecular material is 10,000 to 300,000, and in which a mixing ratio of low molecular material is 10 wt % to 90 wt % with respect to the weight of low molecular material and high molecular material included in the solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Takumi SAGO, Seiichi TANABE, Shotaro WATANABE, Kohei ISHIDA
  • Patent number: 8969436
    Abstract: A method of producing a molded article by melting a granule at a temperature of 280 to 380° C. and molding it, wherein the granule satisfies the following conditions (I) and (II): (I) when 100 parts by weight of the granule is cleaned with 100 parts by weight of a 1N nitric acid aqueous solution, the amount of an Fe compound eluted into the 1N nitric acid aqueous solution cleaning fluid is 1 to 100 ppb in terms of the Fe atom based on the granule; and (II) the granule comprises (A) 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin (component a) and (B) 0.00010 to 0.5 parts by weight of a specific phosphorous-based compound (component b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Norimatsu, Tomomitsu Onizawa, Seiichi Tanabe
  • Patent number: 8697788
    Abstract: This invention seeks to provide a resin composition and a molded article which are excellent in transparency, weatherability, resistance to boiling water and resistance to molding heat, which have an internal strain reduced and which are excellent in breaking durability. This invention is a resin composition comprising (A) 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin (component A), (B) 0.005 to 1 part by weight of an ester (component B) of pentaerythritol and an aliphatic carboxylic acid, (C) 0.003 to 0.2 part by weight of an epoxy compound (component C), (D) 0.01 to 1 part by weight of an ultraviolet absorbent (component D), and (E) 0.001 to 0.5 part by weight of a phosphorus stabilizer (component E), wherein the components B and the component C have a critical stress of 12 MPa or more each when they are treated at a temperature of 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Tanabe, Atsushi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 8668396
    Abstract: Thermal transfer printing method and apparatus are provided to make initial character image data left on a spent ink ribbon illegible. In the method, after forming an initial character image on an ink layer in black of the ink ribbon, a forefront of the ink layer is aligned with a forefront position of an intermediate transfer film. Then, overwrite character image data is applied on a thermal head to produce a first superimpose character image on the ribbon and a first superimpose character image on the film. After that, the forefront position of the ink layer is shifted from the forefront position of the film by a predetermined distance and the overwrite character image data is applied on the thermal head to produce a second superimpose character image on the ribbon and a second superimpose character image on the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: JVC Kenwood Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Ihara, Seiichi Tanabe, Toshinori Takahashi, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Osamu Goto
  • Publication number: 20130002786
    Abstract: Thermal transfer printing method and apparatus are provided to make initial character image data left on a spent ink ribbon illegible. In the method, after forming an initial character image on an ink layer in black of the ink ribbon, a forefront of the ink layer is aligned with a forefront position of an intermediate transfer film. Then, overwrite character image data is applied on a thermal head to produce a first superimpose character image on the ribbon and a first superimpose character image on the film. After that, the forefront position of the ink layer is shifted from the forefront position of the film by a predetermined distance and the overwrite character image data is applied on the thermal head to produce a second superimpose character image on the ribbon and a second superimpose character image on the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji IHARA, Seiichi TANABE, Toshinori TAKAHASHI, Yoshitaka SUZUKI, Osamu GOTO
  • Patent number: 8231935
    Abstract: Thermal transfer printing method and apparatus are provided to make initial character image data left on a spent ink ribbon illegible. In the method, after forming an initial character image FGi1 on an ink layer 11b in black of the ink ribbon 11, a forefront position S1 of the ink layer 11b is aligned with a forefront position S2 of an intermediate transfer film 25. Then, overwrite character image data UGD1 is applied on a thermal head 19 to produce a first superimpose character image KG1i1 on the ribbon 11 and a first superimpose character image KG1m1 on the film 25. After that, the forefront position S1 of the ink layer 11b is shifted from the forefront position S2 of the film 25 by a predetermined distance and further, the overwrite character image data UGD1 is applied on the thermal head 19 to produce a second superimpose character image KG2i1 on the ribbon 11 and a second superimpose character image KG2m1 on the film 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: JVC Kenwood Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Ihara, Seiichi Tanabe, Toshinori Takahashi, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Osamu Goto
  • Publication number: 20120095141
    Abstract: This invention seeks to provide a resin composition and a molded article which are excellent in transparency, weatherability, resistance to boiling water and resistance to molding heat, which have an internal strain reduced and which are excellent in breaking durability. This invention is a resin composition comprising (A) 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin (component A), (B) 0.005 to 1 part by weight of an ester (component B) of pentaerythritol and an aliphatic carboxylic acid, (C) 0.003 to 0.2 part by weight of an epoxy compound (component C), (D) 0.01 to 1 part by weight of an ultraviolet absorbent (component D), and (E) 0.001 to 0.5 part by weight of a phosphorus stabilizer (component E), wherein the components B and the component C have a critical stress of 12 MPa or more each when they are treated at a temperature of 120° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Seiichi Tanabe, Atsushi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 8158747
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a molded article by melting and molding a granule of a polycarbonate resin at a temperature of 280 to 380° C., wherein the granule satisfies condition (a): when 100 parts by weight of the granule is cleaned with 100 parts by weight of a 1N nitric acid aqueous solution, the amount of an Fe compound eluted into the cleaning liquid of the 1N nitric acid aqueous solution is 1 to 100 ppb in terms of an Fe atom based on the granule. The molded article exhibits excellent color and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Tanabe, Yoshiaki Abe
  • Publication number: 20110147992
    Abstract: To provide a molded article having a good color and excellent transparency obtained by improving the heat resistance of a polycarbonate resin at the time of molding. A method of producing the molded article by melting a granule at a temperature of 280 to 380° C. and molding it, wherein the granule satisfies the following conditions (I) and (II): (I) when 100 parts by weight of the granule is cleaned with 100 parts by weight of a 1N nitric acid aqueous solution, the amount of an Fe compound eluted into the 1N nitric acid aqueous solution cleaning fluid is 1 to 100 ppb in terms of the Fe atom based on the granule; and (II) the granule comprises (A) 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin (component a) and (B) 0.00010 to 0.5 part by weight of a specific phosphorus-based compound (component b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Manabu Norimatsu, Tomomitsu Onizawa, Seiichi Tanabe
  • Patent number: 7863354
    Abstract: A resin composition which contains polycarbonate resin, does not transmit a wavelength of 385 nm substantially and has a high total light transmittance and excellent heat resistance. The resin composition comprises (1) polycarbonate resin, (2) an ultraviolet absorber (A) such as 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-p-cresol, (3) an ultraviolet absorber (B) such as 2,2?-methylenebis[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)-6-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)phenol] and (4) at least one compound (C) represented by the following formula (I) or (II) and is used for spectacle lenses. (R1—S—CH2—CH2—C(O)O—CH2—)4C??(I) (R2—O—C(O)—CH2—CH2—)2S??(II) (wherein R1 is an alkyl group having 4 to 20 carbon atoms, and R2 is an alkyl group having 6 to 22 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Tanabe, Moritoshi Matsumoto, Jiro Ariki
  • Publication number: 20100330362
    Abstract: A laminated sheet having a substrate layer and a cover layer which is formed on at least one side of the substrate layer, wherein (i) the substrate layer contains a polycarbonate resin and a specific thioether-based compound; and (ii) the cover layer contains a polycarbonate resin and at least one ultraviolet absorbent selected from the group consisting of a benzotriazole-based compound having a molecular weight of not less than 380, a triazine-based compound having a molecular weight of not less than 400 and a specific cyclic iminoester-based compound. The laminated sheet is excellent in weatherability and color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Moritoshi Matsumoto, Seiichi Tanabe, Jiro Ariki
  • Patent number: 7786195
    Abstract: A spectacle lens made of a polycarbonate resin composition which comprises (1) 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin, (2) 0.05 to 0.5 part by weight of (A) at least one ultraviolet light absorber selected from the group consisting of 2-(2?-hydroxy-5?-methylphenyl)benzotriazole and 2-(2?-hydroxy-5?-tert-octylphenyl)benzotriazole, (3) 0.01 to 0.3 part by weight of (B) at least one ultraviolet light absorber selected from the group consisting of 2-(3-tert-butyl-5-methyl-2-hydroxyphenyl)-5-chlorobenzotriazole, 2,2?-methylenebis[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)-6-(2H-benzotraizole)-2-ylphenol] and 2-[2-hydroxy-3,5-bis(?,?-dimethylbenzyl)phenyl]-2H-benzotriazole, and (4) 0.01 to 0.5 part by weight of (C) a full ester of a tetravalent to octavalent aliphatic polyhydric alcohol having 5 to 30 carbon atoms and an aliphatic carboxylic acid having 10 to 22 carbon atoms, having an acid value of 4 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Teijin Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiro Ariki, Seiichi Tanabe
  • Patent number: 7772759
    Abstract: An electrooptical apparatus includes a light emission element array in which a plurality of light emission elements are arranged, and a barrier rib which surrounds the light emission element array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Tanabe, Yoshihiko Machida
  • Publication number: 20100076172
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a molded article having excellent color and transparency and made from a polycarbonate resin. The method is for manufacturing a molded article by melting and molding a granule of a polycarbonate resin at a temperature of 280 to 380° C., wherein the granule satisfies the following condition (a): (a) when 100 parts by weight of the granule is cleaned with 100 parts by weight of a 1N nitric acid aqueous solution, the amount of an Fe compound eluted into the cleaning liquid of the 1N nitric acid aqueous solution is 1 to 100 ppb in terms of an Fe atom based on the granule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Seiichi Tanabe, Abe Yoshiaki
  • Publication number: 20100029812
    Abstract: A resin composition which contains polycarbonate resin, does not transmit a wavelength of 385 nm substantially and has a high total light transmittance and excellent heat resistance. The resin composition comprises (1) polycarbonate resin, (2) an ultraviolet absorber (A) such as 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-p-cresol, (3) an ultraviolet absorber (B) such as 2,2?-methylenebis[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)-6-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)phenol] and (4) at least one compound (C) represented by the following formula (I) or (II) and is used for spectacle lenses. (R1—S—CH2—CH2—C(O)O—CH2—)4C??(I) (R2—O—C(O)—CH2—CH2—)2S??(II) (wherein R1 is an alkyl group having 4 to 20 carbon atoms, and R2 is an alkyl group having 6 to 22 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Seiichi Tanabe, Moritoshi Matsumoto, Jiro Ariki
  • Patent number: 7471304
    Abstract: A card manufacturing method for manufacturing the card and a card manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing the card are provided. The card 51 includes a card base 1, a first receptor layer 1a arranged on one side of the card base 1 to contain a sublimation-ink image 8, a protecting layer OC1 laminated on the first receptor layer 1a and an invisible-ink image 10 formed on the protecting layer OC1. Owing to the interposition of the protecting layer OC1 between the sublimation-ink image 8 and the invisible-ink image 10, the card 51 is capable of suppressing color fading of a sublimation ink in the image 8 in spite of a card structure where the sublimation ink and an invisible ink are printed so as to overlap each other, allowing the card 51 to be used for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventors: Keiji Ihara, Toshinori Takahashi, Seiichi Tanabe