Patents by Inventor Chizu Habukawa

Chizu Habukawa 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: 20180177485
    Abstract: A biological sound measurement apparatus includes a head portion including a detection portion that is able to come into contact with a body surface of a biological body and detect a biological sound made by the biological body, and a finger placement portion that a finger can come into contact with and that is located on a side opposite to a pressure receiving surface of the detection portion that comes into contact with the body surface, a main body portion that is gripped by the user, and a connection portion that has flexibility and connects the head portion and the main body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuki YAKURA, Makoto Tabata, Kenji Hashino, Takayuki Shiina, Kosuke Inoue, Kei Asai, Shinya Tanaka, Katsumi Murakami, Chizu Habukawa
  • Publication number: 20150209000
    Abstract: A bioacoustic sound testing device includes a band power calculator that calculates a band power in a predetermined period for each of a plurality of predetermined frequency bands on the basis of a bioacoustic sound, a reference power calculator that calculates a respiratory airflow reflecting power on the basis of a band power of a band reflecting a respiratory airflow, calculates a specific change reflecting power on the basis of a band power of a band reflecting a specific change in a living body, and calculates a reference power on the basis of the respiratory airflow reflecting power and the specific change reflecting power, and an index value calculator that calculates at least one index value on the basis of the reference power and the band powers of the plurality of predetermined frequency bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru ENDO, Maki YAMADA, Noriaki HORII, Chizu HABUKAWA, Katsumi MURAKAMI, Yukio NAGASAKA
  • Patent number: 8882683
    Abstract: A physiological sound examination device which supports estimation of a state of a living body includes a first physiological sound measurement unit; a second physiological sound measurement unit; a power ratio calculation unit which calculates a power ratio which is a ratio of first physiological sound signal power to second physiological sound signal power; and an illness-related gain calculation unit which calculates a transfer-characteristic of the physiological sound in the living body by computing the power ratio. A power calculation unit which calculates first power which is the second physiological sound signal power in a first frequency band; and an illness-related high frequency power ratio calculation unit which calculates a sound-source-characteristic of the physiological sound by computing the first power. The computing is performed to reduce an influence of the respiratory flow velocity and/or the size of the living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Horii, Maki Yamada, Chizu Habukawa, Katsumi Murakami, Yukio Nagasaka
  • Publication number: 20120283598
    Abstract: A physiological sound examination device which supports estimation of a state of a living body includes: a first physiological sound measurement unit; a second physiological sound measurement unit; a power ratio calculation unit which calculates a power ratio which is a ratio of first physiological sound signal power to second physiological sound signal power; an illness-related gain calculation unit which calculates a transfer-characteristic of the physiological sound in the living body by computing the power ratio; a power calculation unit which calculates first power which is the second physiological sound signal power in a first frequency band; and an illness-related high frequency power ratio calculation unit which calculates a sound-source-characteristic of the physiological sound by computing the first power. The computing is performed to reduce an influence of the respiratory flow velocity and/or the size of the living body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Horii, Maki Yamada, Chizu Habukawa, Katsumi Murakami, Yukio Nagasaka