Patents by Inventor Toru Nakazawa

Toru Nakazawa 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: 10849918
    Abstract: A composition for optic nerve cell protection, for preventing or treating glaucoma, for suppressing retinal ganglion cell death, or for delaying a progression of visual acuity loss of human contains at least one selected from the group consisting of products obtained by steaming and drying wheat, defatted wheat germ, defatted rice germ, defatted soybean, fermented grape, hesperidin, lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus salivarius, wild grape, Tamarind, Haskap, pomegranate seeds, licorice powder, and cinnamon powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: TOHOKU TECHNO ARCH CO., LTD., WAKAMOTO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Nakazawa, Naomi Goto
  • Patent number: 10765316
    Abstract: An ophthalmic information processing system according to an embodiment includes a receiver and a processor. The receiver receives morphological data of an eye fundus of a subject. In addition, the receiver receives background data of the subject. The processor executes optic nerve head shape classification based on the morphological data and the background data received by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: TOPCON CORPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, RIKEN
    Inventors: Guangzhou An, Masahiro Akiba, Toru Nakazawa, Kazuko Omodaka, Hideo Yokota
  • Publication number: 20200205655
    Abstract: A perimeter 2 capable of acquiring, as a threshold SV, a value corresponding to a response result of a subject 22 to an optotype presented with various brightness, for measurement points set across an entire measurement field of view of the ocular fundus, displaying the threshold SV as a threshold inspection result SHR and storing the same in a memory 13, comprises: a portion 15 for obtaining a pattern deviation PDV of the threshold SV relating to each measurement point RG, from the threshold inspection result SHR; a portion for 15 for obtaining a P value representing the obtained pattern deviation PDV for each measurement point RG as a probability variable, and generating a probability map image MAP4 indicating the measurement points RG separately for each P value; a portion 16 for selecting, from an abnormal measurement point group RG of points in the probability map image MAP4 in which at least a prescribed number of measurement points having a P value at most equal to 5% are continuous, and, of those, for
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: Tohoku University, Kowa Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Nakazawa, Satoshi Shimada, Takuya Hara
  • Patent number: 10633225
    Abstract: An information presentation system includes: an overload preventing device that derives a load factor which is an index of a load applied to a rope; a data logger that accumulates data on the load factor derived by the overload preventing device and data on a time length for which a load corresponding to the derived load factor has been applied to the rope, the data on the load factor and the data on the time length being associated with one another, and generates lifting rope statistical information and raising rope statistical information indicating a relationship between the load factor and the cumulative time for each rope; and a presenting unit that presents the lifting rope statistical information and the raising rope statistical information generated by the data logger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Hirate, Eiji Miya, Keisuke Fukumoto, Toru Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10420736
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing an intraocular irrigating solution that allows the intraocular tissue to be sufficiently protected during ophthalmic surgery and further has high safety. The problem is solved by an intraocular irrigating solution containing at least one of active sulfur molecules of which examples include cysteine persulfide and glutathione persulfide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toru Nakazawa, Takaaki Akaike, Hiroshi Kunikata
  • Patent number: 10362939
    Abstract: A fundus analysis apparatus includes a storage, an area setting unit, and a morphological information generating unit. The storage is configured to store OCT information acquired by applying optical coherence tomography to the fundus of an eye. The area setting unit is configured to set a front area corresponding to a front surface of the lamina cribrosa and a rear area corresponding to a rear surface of the lamina cribrosa in the OCT information. The morphological information generating unit is configured to generate morphological information indicating the morphology of the lamina cribrosa based on at least the front area and the rear area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Toru Nakazawa, Kazuko Omodaka, Akiko Matsumoto, Tsutomu Kikawa, Masahiro Akiba
  • Patent number: 10321817
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: a light source part generating a plurality of light rays corresponding to respective pixels in an image that changes over time; a projecting part defining an optical path from the light source part to an eye, and forming the image on a retina of the eye by projecting the generated light rays directly on the retina through the optical path; a splitting part splitting a plurality of reflection light rays from positions in a certain site of the eye on the optical path, the positions corresponding to the respective pixels; a detecting part detecting intensities of the reflection light rays that have been split; and a processing part obtaining parameters indicative of conditions of the site at the positions corresponding to the respective pixels, based on intensities of the generated light rays and the intensities of the reflection light rays, for the respective pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hane, Toru Nakazawa, Takashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10294240
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a fluorescent probe that detects calpain activity in cells at high sensitivity. [Solution] A compound represented by the following general formula (I) or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Yasuteru Urano, Yuri Nagayo, Mako Kamiya, Toru Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20190099100
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a composite material that may be easily delivered and mounted in the living body. The object can be solved by a coated composite material characterized in that a composite material, in which a porous body is bounded to a substrate, is coated with at least one soluble component selected from a group consisting of a water-soluble compound, a temperature-sensitive soluble compound, and a pH sensitive soluble compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Matsuhiko NISHIZAWA, Kuniaki NAGAMINE, Teiji TOMINAGA, Toru NAKAZAWA, Masaki IWASAKI, Atsuhiro NAKAGAWA, Tomohiro KAWAGUCHI, Ayako TOKUE, Hitoshi NIIKURA, Yoshikatsu SAIKI
  • Publication number: 20180368679
    Abstract: An ophthalmic information processing system according to an embodiment includes a receiver and a processor. The receiver receives morphological data of an eye fundus of a subject. In addition, the receiver receives background data of the subject. The processor executes optic nerve head shape classification based on the morphological data and the background data received by the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicants: TOPCON CORPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, RIKEN
    Inventors: Guangzhou AN, Masahiro AKIBA, Toru NAKAZAWA, Kazuko OMODAKA, Hideo YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 10112399
    Abstract: A liquid jet apparatus comprises a liquid jet head, a carriage carrying the liquid jet head in a side-to-side direction, a liquid flow channel, and a liquid container in fluid communication with the liquid jet head through the liquid flow channel. The liquid container includes a liquid containing chamber arranged along a front/back direction orthogonal to the side-to-side direction; a liquid outlet port, from which the liquid contained in the liquid containing chamber flows to the liquid flow channel; and a liquid inlet port, through which the liquid is injected into the liquid containing chamber. The liquid inlet port has an end surface that does not face in a vertical direction relative to a normal posture of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shoma Kudo, Takashi Koase, Toshiya Okada, Yasunori Koike, Tetsuya Takamoto, Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Tamai, Toru Nakazawa, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Masayuki Kanazawa, Naofumi Mimura, Keigo Iizawa, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180305457
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of preserving ocular cells in a patient having or at risk of developing glaucoma. In particular, microglial cell activation can be decreased, oligodendrocyte loss can be reduced, and/or the viability of retinal ganglion cells can be preserved by administering a selective TNFR2 antagonist to an individual having or at risk of developing glaucoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Inventor: Toru Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20180296504
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing an intraocular irrigating solution that allows the intraocular tissue to be sufficiently protected during ophthalmic surgery and further has high safety. The problem is solved by an intraocular irrigating solution containing at least one of active sulfur molecules of which examples include cysteine persulfide and glutathione persulfide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Toru Nakazawa, Takaaki Akaike, Hiroshi Kunikata
  • Publication number: 20180207187
    Abstract: A composition for optic nerve cell protection, for preventing or treating glaucoma, for suppressing retinal ganglion cell death, or for delaying a progression of visual acuity loss of human contains at least one selected from the group consisting of products obtained by steaming and drying wheat, defatted wheat germ, defatted rice germ, defatted soybean, fermented grape, hesperidin, lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus salivarius, wild grape, Tamarind, Haskap, pomegranate seeds, licorice powder, and cinnamon powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Toru NAKAZAWA, Naomi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20180162871
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a fluorescent probe that detects calpain activity in cells at high sensitivity. [Solution] A compound represented by the following general formula (I) or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuteru Urano, Yuri Nagayo, Mako Kamiya, Toru Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 9914782
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of preserving ocular cells in a patient having or at risk of developing glaucoma. In particular, microglial cell activation can be decreased, oligodendrocyte loss can be reduced, and/or the viability of retinal ganglion cells can be preserved by administering a selective TNFR2 antagonist to an individual having or at risk of developing glaucoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Inventor: Toru Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20180057319
    Abstract: An information presentation system includes: an overload preventing device that derives a load factor which is an index of a load applied to a rope; a data logger that accumulates data on the load factor derived by the overload preventing device and data on a time length for which a load corresponding to the derived load factor has been applied to the rope, the data on the load factor and the data on the time length being associated with one another, and generates lifting rope statistical information and raising rope statistical information indicating a relationship between the load factor and the cumulative time for each rope; and a presenting unit that presents the lifting rope statistical information and the raising rope statistical information generated by the data logger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi HIRATE, Eiji MIYA, Keisuke FUKUMOTO, Toru NAKAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180014723
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: a light source part generating a plurality of light rays corresponding to respective pixels in an image that changes over time; a projecting part defining an optical path from the light source part to an eye, and forming the image on a retina of the eye by projecting the generated light rays directly on the retina through the optical path; a splitting part splitting a plurality of reflection light rays from positions in a certain site of the eye on the optical path, the positions corresponding to the respective pixels; a detecting part detecting intensities of the reflection light rays that have been split; and a processing part obtaining parameters indicative of conditions of the site at the positions corresponding to the respective pixels, based on intensities of the generated light rays and the intensities of the reflection light rays, for the respective pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HANE, Toru NAKAZAWA, Takashi SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170273557
    Abstract: A fundus analysis apparatus includes a storage, an area setting unit, and a morphological information generating unit. The storage is configured to store OCT information acquired by applying optical coherence tomography to the fundus of an eye. The area setting unit is configured to set a front area corresponding to a front surface of the lamina cribrosa and a rear area corresponding to a rear surface of the lamina cribrosa in the OCT information. The morphological information generating unit is configured to generate morphological information indicating the morphology of the lamina cribrosa based on at least the front area and the rear area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicants: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Toru NAKAZAWA, Kazuko OMODAKA, Akiko MATSUMOTO, Tsutomu KIKAWA, Masahiro AKIBA
  • Patent number: 9710974
    Abstract: A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game while displaying a three-dimensional avatar, arranged within a virtual space, on a display screen of a the display device is provided. A three-dimensional partial model is generated on the basis of two-dimensional image data inputted by a user of the video game processing apparatus. The three-dimensional partial model constitutes at least apart of a body of a three-dimensional avatar, including a face portion of the three-dimensional avatar. A plurality of three-dimensional partial models thus generated is stored in a three-dimensional partial model memory. At least one three-dimensional partial model for each scene in the video game is specified from the plurality of three-dimensional partial models. The display device is caused to display the three-dimensional avatar, which includes the specified three-dimensional partial model, in a corresponding scene on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Ryutaro Ichimura, Toru Nakazawa, Tomoyuki Abe