Patents by Inventor Ayako KOKUBO

Ayako KOKUBO 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: 20190209096
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement apparatus includes a measuring device that includes a plurality of pressure sensors and is for measuring blood pressure information for each heartbeat in a measurement target, and an arrangement state inferring unit for extracting a feature quantity from an output waveform of each of the pressure sensors for each heartbeat, and inferring an arrangement state of the measuring means relative to an artery that is the measurement target based on a distribution profile of values of the feature quantity for the plurality of pressure sensors. The apparatus also includes a reliability calculating unit for calculating a reliability of the blood pressure information measured by the measuring means, based on the inferred arrangement state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ayako KOKUBO, Hirotaka WADA, Eriko KAN, Keiichi OBAYASHI, Masaaki KASAI
  • Publication number: 20190175027
    Abstract: A biological information analysis device including: an indicator extraction unit configured to extract an indicator indicating a cardiac state, from data regarding blood pressure waveforms that are consecutively measured by a sensor that is configured to be worn on a body part of a user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat; and a processing unit configured to output the indicator extracted by the indicator extraction unit. The indicator extraction unit is configured to extract a value of a cardiac load indicator for each heartbeat, from the data regarding blood pressure waveforms, and calculate the indicator indicating the cardiac state, based on characteristics related to distribution of values of the cardiac load indicator corresponding to a plurality of heartbeats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190159682
    Abstract: A biological information analyzing device includes: an indicator extraction unit that obtains data of a blood pressure fluctuation section, which is a section in which a blood pressure fluctuation has occurred, from time series data of a blood pressure waveform measured continuously by a sensor, which is worn on a user's body and can non-invasively measure a blood pressure waveform for each of heartbeats, and extracts an indicator expressing a blood pressure fluctuation type of the user from the data of the blood pressure fluctuation section; and a processing unit that outputs the indicator expressing the blood pressure fluctuation type extracted by the indicator extraction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190159685
    Abstract: A biological information analyzing device includes: an indicator extraction unit that extracts, from blood pressure waveform data measured continuously by a sensor that is worn on a user's body and can non-invasively measure a blood pressure waveform for each of heartbeats, an indicator expressing a load placed on the user's heart by an activity, and a processing unit that outputs the indicator extracted by the indicator extraction unit. The indicator extraction unit finds the indicator on the basis of a difference between a blood pressure waveform in a resting section corresponding to when the user is in a resting state and a blood pressure waveform in an active section corresponding to when the user is engaged in the activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190159722
    Abstract: A biological information analysis device includes: an indicator extraction unit configured to extract, from data regarding blood pressure waveforms consecutively measured by a sensor configured to be worn on a body part of a sleeping user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat, an indicator that is related to the functionality of respiratory organs of the user, based on characteristics of the blood pressure waveforms; and a processing unit configured to perform processing that is based on the indicator thus extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190159723
    Abstract: A biological information analyzing device includes: an indicator extraction unit that converts, into a frequency spectrum, time series data of a blood pressure waveform continuously measured by a sensor that is worn on a user's body and can non-invasively measure the blood pressure waveform for each of heartbeats, and extracts an indicator based on a strength of a prescribed frequency component in the frequency spectrum; and a processing unit that carries out a process based on the extracted indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190150755
    Abstract: A biological information analysis device including: an indicator extraction unit configured to extract, from data regarding blood pressure waveforms consecutively measured by a sensor configured to be worn on a body part of a user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat, an indicator that indicates an event occurrence risk, which is the risk of an event occurring due to a change in blood pressure, based on characteristics of the blood pressure waveforms; and a processing unit configured to perform processing that is based on the indicator thus extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190125252
    Abstract: A biological information analysis device including: an indicator extraction unit that is configured to extract, from time-series data regarding blood pressure waveforms consecutively measured by a sensor that is configured to be worn on a body part of a user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat, data regarding blood pressure waveforms corresponding to a period of time in which a change in blood pressure occurs, and extract an indicator that is related to the functionality of respiratory organs of the user, based on characteristics of the blood pressure waveforms corresponding to the period of time; and a processing unit that performs processing that is based on the indicator thus extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190117084
    Abstract: A biological information analysis device includes: an indicator extraction unit configured to extract, from time-series data regarding blood pressure waveforms consecutively measured by a sensor that is configured to be worn on a body part of a user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat, and from time-series data regarding breathing measured by a respiration sensor during a period of time corresponding to the time-series data regarding blood pressure waveforms, an indicator indicating the relationship between the user's breathing and changes in blood pressure; and a processing unit configured to perform processing that is based on the indicator thus extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190117095
    Abstract: A biological information analyzing device includes: an indicator extraction unit that extracts an indicator pertaining to a characteristic of a blood pressure waveform using data of the blood pressure waveform obtained by a sensor, which is worn on a user's body and can non-invasively measure the blood pressure waveform for each of heartbeats, continuously measuring the blood pressure waveform; and a processing unit that carries out a process based on the extracted indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190110700
    Abstract: A biological information analysis device includes: an indicator extraction unit configured to acquire, from time-series data regarding blood pressure waveforms consecutively measured by a sensor that is configured to be worn on a body part of a user and to be capable of non-invasively measuring a blood pressure waveform for each heartbeat, data regarding a blood pressure waveform in a pre-exercise period that is a period of time before the user performs exercise, and data regarding a blood pressure waveform in a post-exercise period that is a period of time after the user performs the exercise, and extract an indicator indicating the influence of the exercise on the user's cardiac function, based on characteristics of the blood pressure waveform in the pre-exercise period and characteristics of the blood pressure waveform in the post-exercise period; and a processing unit configured to perform processing that is based on the indicator thus extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20190090818
    Abstract: A biological information analyzing device includes: an indicator extraction unit that creates, on the basis of blood pressure waveform time series data measured by a sensor that is worn on a user's body and can non-invasively measure the blood pressure waveform for each of heartbeats, a multidimensional graphic by plotting a plurality of points of data constituting one or more blood pressure waveforms selected from the blood pressure waveform time series data in a multidimensional space constructed from a plurality of axes including at least two axes corresponding to two types of feature amounts extracted from the blood pressure waveform, and extracts an indicator pertaining to a shape characteristic of the multidimensional graphic; and a processing unit that carries out a process based on the extracted indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakajima, Hirotaka Wada, Naoki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Kasai, Eriko Kan, Toru Uenoyama, Keiichi Obayashi, Ayako Kokubo, Yuya Ota, Toshikazu Shiga, Mitsuo Kuwabara, Hironori Sato, Ken Miyagawa, Masakazu Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20180344213
    Abstract: A biological information measurement device includes: a pressure sensor which includes a plurality of pressure detecting elements arranged in one direction; a pressing mechanism which presses the pressure sensor against a wrist of a person to he measured; a biological information calculating section which calculates biological information based on information of pressure pulse waves which are detected by the pressure detecting elements; and a personal identifying section which determines whether the person to be measured is a registered user who is previously registered or not, based on data indicating relationships between information of pressure signals which are detected by the pressure detecting elements of the pressure sensor in a pressed state where the pressure sensor is pressed against the wrist by the pressing mechanism, and positions of the pressure detecting elements in the one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Yuya OTA, Hirotaka WADA, Masaaki KASAI, Ayako KOKUBO
  • Publication number: 20180336971
    Abstract: A biological information evaluation device which evaluates biological information measured from a person to be measured, and stored in a first storage section, includes: a biological information evaluating section which evaluates the biological information stored in the first storage section, based on reference data indicating a reference value of biological information in each of split time periods which are obtained by splitting one day into a plurality of time periods; and a reference data controller which controls the reference data to be used in evaluation of the biological information by the biological information evaluating section, based on at least calendar information at a measurement time of the biological information stored in the first storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicants: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD., OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi OBAYASHI, Hirotaka WADA, Masaaki KASAI, Ayako KOKUBO, Yuya OTA
  • Publication number: 20170242971
    Abstract: A characteristic evaluation apparatus (1) cumulatively stores, in a measurement history DB (13), measurement information (measurement date and time, measurement value and the like) that is obtained by measuring, by a weight scale (3) and the like, biological information or behavior information of a subject person. An arithmetic processing unit (11) evaluates psychological characteristics of the subject person with respect to a biological change or a behavioral change as a goal for the subject person based on a history of the measurement information of the subject person that is stored in the measurement history DB (13). A communication unit (14) outputs evaluation results evaluated by the arithmetic processing unit (11) with respect to the psychological characteristics of the subject person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Eriko KAN, Hiroshi NAKAJIMA, Naoki TSUCHIYA, Ayako KOKUBO, Tazbirul AZHAR, Yoshinori MASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170220937
    Abstract: A causal relationship is represented with a data structure including target identification information for identifying a target, index identification information of each of indexes to be used for quantitatively describing an event that occurs to the target, and causal relationship information for each pair of two indexes selected from the indexes. The causal relationship information includes direction information representing which one of the two indexes is a cause index and which one is an effect index, strength information representing a causal strength between the cause index and the effect index, time information representing a delay time for propagation of an influence of the cause index to the effect index, and correlation information representing a direction of change in the effect index with respect to an increase or decrease in the cause index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka WADA, Keiichi OBAYASHI, Ayako KOKUBO
  • Publication number: 20160342763
    Abstract: A health monitoring assist system includes: a unit that acquires time-series data of an activity index that indicates an amount of an activity conducted by a subject; a unit that acquires time-series data of a biological index measured from, and relating to health of, the subject; an estimation unit that estimates an amount of time lag between a change in the activity index and a resultant change appearing in the biological index based on a result of comparison between the time-series data of the activity index and the time-series data of the biological index; and a unit that provides the subject with assist information that indicates that an effect caused by the activity of the subject is apparent in a value of the biological index after the amount of time lag from a time point when the activity was conducted, based on an estimation result of the estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka WADA, Keiichi OBAYASHI, Ayako KOKUBO