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Latest update: 31/05/2023 12:08:13

Patent Works Inc.

A unique company in the industry

We meet needs and trust from the customer’s perspective first and foremost, based on collaboration between industry, academia, and government.
Looking to the future with a flexible mindset, we aim to be a unique company that is needed by society.

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A breathing training mask born from the science of breathing
In modern society, there are growing concerns about health such as obesity and the aging population, so interest is rising in maintaining health and dieting. In addition, it is becoming popular to take more active approaches to health and pursuit of beauty, such as maintaining one’s figure and proportions. With this background, the number of people using sports clubs and gyms, which was said to be low compared to Europe and the United States, has been on the rise in recent years. And looking at the recent increase in the number of facilities, further growth of the fitness market is expected. In these circumstances, competition among fitness facilities is expected to intensify as the market grows in the future. Fitness facilities will be required to differentiate themselves from others, provide more efficient and unique exercise equipment, and improve their software.
ReBNA was developed through a collaboration between industry, academia, and government
The University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), Human Information Engineering Field
Saitama Prefectural University; Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Welfare; Department of Physical Therapy
Future University Hakodate
National University Corporation, Muroran Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology, Hakodate College
Tokai University, Faculty of Physical Education, Tetsuya Onda Ph.D. (technical guidance)
Sapporo Musashino Art Academy
Hakodate Regional Industry Promotion Organization
Hokkaido Industrial Technology Center
Local Independent Administrative Agency, Hokkaido Research Organization (HRO), Factory Test Site
Incorporated Foundation, Hokkaido Physical Education Association
Japan Personal Trainers Association, Yoshiro Yonezawa
History of Development of ReBNA
April 2005  
Received a subsidy from the local policy comprehensive subsidy (new industry creation project).

Started development through collaboration among industry, universities and the government, with technical support from Tokai University; National Institute of Technology, Hakodate College; Hokkaido Industrial Technology Center; HRO Factory Test Site; Japan Personal Trainers Association.

April 2006  
With the experimental cooperation of the Hokkaido Physical Education Association, we verified the training effect when wearing ReBNA.

October 2007 Commercialized and started sales
Collaborated with students of Sapporo Musashino Art Academy for mask canvas

Future University Hakodate cooperates on shooting a promotional video for ReBNA
Muroran Institute of Technology started research and development

November 2008: Won the 2008 Hokkaido Technology and New Product Development Awards Encouragement Prize

May 2009
Started experiments to verify the physical effects of ReBNA
Technical guidance from RCAST, The University of Tokyo
Experimental evaluation analysis by Saitama Prefectural University, Department of Physical Therapy

November 2009 Acquired Patent No. 4413217

October 2015: ReBNA won the Hokkaido Regional Commendation for Invention Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Commissioner Encouragement Award

April 2018: Subsidized by the Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Hakodate Regional Industry Promotion Organization
        Started prototype research and development of ReBNA all-fit inner mask

End of March 2019: Completed ReBNA all-fit inner

June 2019: ReBNA EVOLUTION created

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Hokkaido Head Office, SMRJ

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