Patents by Inventor Yuta Kawakatsu

Yuta Kawakatsu 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: 9687592
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nerve regeneration-inducing tube with excellent pressure resistance, shape recovery property, anti-kink property, film exfoliation resistance, resistance to invasion of outer tissues, and leakage resistance. The tubular body is formed by weaving together fibers made up of biodegradable polymer. The outer surface of the tubular body is coated multiple times with a collagen solution. The lumen of the tubular body is filled with collagen. Viscosity of the collagen solution that is first applied to the outer surface of the tubular body is between 2 to 800 cps. Viscosity of the collagen solution that is subsequently applied is higher than viscosity of the first applied collagen solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiko Kajii, Hidenori Tanaka, Yuta Kawakatsu, Susumu Kashiwabara, Masaki Sato
  • Patent number: 9295763
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medical tube mainly comprising a thermoplastic resin wherein the surface contacting the blood has been subjected to a heparinizing treatment and wherein quality defect due to whitening and oil defect is reduced. According to the present invention, there is provided a medical tube wherein an antithrombotic material is coated on the inner surface of a tube prepared by a melt extrusion molding of a composition comprising a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer, characterized in that the difference (?L) between the brightness of the medical tube before coating and the brightness of the medical tube after coating measured in accordance with JIS Z 8722 is 1 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Kawakatsu, Shigeo Tsuchiya, Masaharu Yamada, Tomoya Ohashi, Wataru Takahama
  • Publication number: 20150190551
    Abstract: A problem that the present invention is to solve is to provide a pellet-shaped composition for medical use mainly comprising a polyvinyl chloride resin and exhibiting antithrombotic property when merely being molded. The present invention is a pellet-shaped composition for medical use which comprises 1 to 120 part(s) by weight of a plasticizer and 0.01 to 5 part(s) by weight of a (meth)acrylate copolymer containing a hydrophobic (meth)acrylate unit and a hydrophilic (meth)acrylate unit to 100 parts by weight of a polyvinyl chloride resin, wherein number-average molecular weight of the (meth)acrylate copolymer is 7,000 to 50,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Kawakatsu, Yoshiaki Karato, Tomoya Ohashi, Susumu Kashiwabara
  • Patent number: 9017714
    Abstract: A nerve regeneration-inducing tube is provided which is excellent in cell growth property, resistance to pressure, shape recovery property, and anti-kink property in a nerve regeneration-inducing tube where a collagen solution is applied on the outer surface of a tubular body woven with ultrafine fiber comprising biodegradable and bioabsorbable polymer while collagen is filled in the inner area of the tubular body. The nerve regeneration-inducing tube has a degradation speed which is adjusted so as to make it suitable for the connection of nerve gaps of more than 40 mm. The nerve regeneration-inducing tube includes collagen coated on the outer surface of a tubular body woven with fiber bundles where plural ultrafine fibers comprising a biodegradable and bioabsorbable polymer are bundled. The tubular body mostly comprises a first polymer which is biodegradable and bioabsorbable and a second polymer which has higher biodegradability and bioabsorbability than those of the first polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumihiko Kajii, Hidenori Tanaka, Susumu Kashiwabara, Yuta Kawakatsu
  • Publication number: 20140114260
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medical tube mainly comprising a thermoplastic resin wherein the surface contacting the blood has been subjected to a heparinizing treatment and wherein quality defect due to whitening and oil defect is reduced. According to the present invention, there is provided a medical tube wherein an antithrombotic material is coated on the inner surface of a tube prepared by a melt extrusion molding of a composition comprising a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer, characterized in that the difference (?L) between the brightness of the medical tube before coating and the brightness of the medical tube after coating measured in accordance with JIS Z 8722 is 1 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Kawakatsu, Shigeo Tsuchiya, Masaharu Yamada, Tomoya Ohashi, Wataru Takahama
  • Publication number: 20140100591
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nerve regeneration-inducing tube with excellent pressure resistance, shape recovery property, anti-kink property, film exfoliation resistance, resistance to invasion of outer tissues, and leakage resistance. The tubular body is formed by weaving together fibers made up of biodegradable polymer. The outer surface of the tubular body is coated multiple times with a collagen solution. The lumen of the tubular body is filled with collagen. Viscosity of the collagen solution that is first applied to the outer surface of the tubular body is between 2 to 800 cps. Viscosity of the collagen solution that is subsequently applied is higher than viscosity of the first applied collagen solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TOYO BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiko Kajii, Hidenori Tanaka, Yuta Kawakatsu, Susumu Kashiwabara, Masaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20140099427
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nerve regeneration-inducing tube with excellent pressure resistance, shape recovery property, anti-kink property, film exfoliation resistance, resistance to invasion of outer tissues, and leakage resistance. The tubular body is formed by weaving together fibers made up of biodegradable polymer. The outer surface of the tubular body is coated multiple times with a collagen solution. The lumen of the tubular body is filled with collagen. Viscosity of the collagen solution that is first applied to the outer surface of the tubular body is between 2 to 800 cps. Viscosity of the collagen solution that is subsequently applied is higher than viscosity of the first applied collagen solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TOYO BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiko Kajii, Hidenori Tanaka, Yuta Kawakatsu, Susumu Kashiwabara, Masaki Sato
  • Patent number: 8632844
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a nerve regeneration-inducing tube with excellent pressure resistance, shape recovery property, anti-kink property, film exfoliation resistance, resistance to invasion of outer tissues, and leakage resistance. The tubular body is formed by weaving together fibers made up of biodegradable polymer. The outer surface of the tubular body is coated multiple times with a collagen solution. The lumen of the tubular body is filled with collagen. Viscosity of the collagen solution that is first applied to the outer surface of the tubular body is between 2 to 800 cps. Viscosity of the collagen solution that is subsequently applied is higher than viscosity of the first applied collagen solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumihiko Kajii, Hidenori Tanaka, Yuta Kawakatsu, Susumu Kashiwabara, Masaki Sato
  • Patent number: 8236913
    Abstract: [Object] An object of the present invention is to provide a surface-treating agent excellent in antithrombogenicity, and accordingly, excellent in biocompatibility, and having high hydrophilicity as compared with conventional medical materials. Further, an object of the present invention is to provide a production method excellent in performance of removing unreacted monomers and further improving a yield as compared with conventional production methods. [Constitution] The present invention relates to a water-insoluble copolymer comprising alkyl(meth)acrylate and methoxypolyethylene glycol(meth)acrylate. The present invention also relates to a method for producing a water-insoluble (meth)acrylate copolymer by copolymerizing alkyl(meth)acrylate and methoxypolyethylene glycol(meth)acrylate in a common polymerization solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuta Kawakatsu, Susumu Kashiwabara
  • Patent number: 8142717
    Abstract: The invention provides an oxygenator of a hollow fiber membrane type where a plurality of hollow fiber membranes are received in a housing, wherein at least a part of the regions of the hollow fiber membranes to contact blood during use is coated with a water-insoluble (meth)acrylate copolymer in which a hydrophobic (meth)acrylate is copolymerized with a hydrophilic (meth)acrylate at a molar ratio of (50 to 90):(50 to 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuta Kawakatsu, Hidenori Tanaka, Susumu Kashiwabara
  • Publication number: 20100255060
    Abstract: To provide a nerve regeneration-inducing tube being excellent in cell growth property, resistance to pressure, shape recovery property, and anti-kink property in a nerve regeneration-inducing tube where a collagen solution is applied on the outer surface of a tubular body knitted with ultrafine fiber comprising biodegradable and bioabsorbable polymer while collagen is filled in the inner area of the tubular body. Specifically, to provide a nerve regeneration-inducing tube where a degradation speed is adjusted so as to make it suitable for the connection of nerve gaps of more than 40 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: TOYO BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiko Kajii, Hidenori Tanaka, Susumu Kashiwabara, Yuta Kawakatsu
  • Publication number: 20100249811
    Abstract: To provide a method for the manufacture of a nerve regeneration-inducing tube being excellent in pressure resistance, shape recovery property, anti-kink property, film exfoliation resistance, property of prevention of invasion of outer tissues and leakage resistance. The present invention is a method for the manufacture of a nerve regeneration-inducting tube in which the outer surface of the tubular body knitted with a plurality of ultrafine fibers comprising biodegradable polymer is coated by application of a collagen solution for plural times to coat and then collagen is filled in the inner area of the above tubular body, characterized in that, viscosity of the collagen solution which is firstly applied on the outer surface of the tubular body is made 2 cps to 800 cps or, preferably, 5 cps to 200 cps. Preferably, viscosity of a collagen solution to be applied later is made high as compared with that of the firstly-applied one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: TOYO BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiko Kajii, Hidenori Tanaka, Yuta Kawakatsu, Susumu Kashiwabara, Masaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20100135852
    Abstract: The invention provides an oxygenator of a hollow fiber membrane type where a plurality of hollow fiber membranes are received in a housing, wherein at least a part of the regions of the hollow fiber membranes to contact blood during use is coated with a water-insoluble (meth)acrylate copolymer in which a hydrophobic (meth)acrylate is copolymerized with a hydrophilic (meth)acrylate at a molar ratio of (50 to 90):(50 to 10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: TOYO BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta Kawakatsu, Hidenori Tanaka, Susumu Kashiwabara
  • Publication number: 20100069595
    Abstract: [Object] An object of the present invention is to provide a surface-treating agent excellent in antithrombogenicity, and accordingly, excellent in biocompatibility, and having high hydrophilicity as compared with conventional medical materials. Further, an object of the present invention is to provide a production method excellent in performance of removing unreacted monomers and further improving a yield as compared with conventional production methods. [Constitution] The present invention relates to a water-insoluble copolymer comprising alkyl(meth)acrylate and methoxypolyethylene glycol(meth)acrylate. The present invention also relates to a method for producing a water-insoluble (meth)acrylate copolymer by copolymerizing alkyl(meth)acrylate and methoxypolyethylene glycol(meth)acrylate in a common polymerization solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: TOYO BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta Kawakatsu, Susumu Kashiwabara