Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Goto

Hiroshi Goto 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: 11221133
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a light-emitting device, a heat sink having a hollow unit inside, a translucent cover, and a thermoelectric element. The thermoelectric element includes a casing unit having a housing unit, and includes a first electrode unit, a second electrode unit having a work function different from that of the first electrode unit, and a middle unit including nanoparticles having a work function between the work function of the first electrode unit and the work function of the second electrode unit, which are provided inside the housing unit. The casing unit is provided on the inner surface of the hollow unit of the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: GCE INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Goto, Minoru Sakata
  • Publication number: 20220001148
    Abstract: A balloon catheter and a method are disclosed capable of suppressing the separation of a drug with which an outer surface of a balloon is coated. A balloon catheter in which a balloon with an outer surface coated with a drug is disposed to an inside of a protective tube, in which: the balloon includes a plurality of wing portions that are folded while protruding radially outward; the wing portions each include a wing distal end portion, a wing proximal end portion, and a wing middle portion; the wing distal end portion is pleated such that inner surfaces are separated from each other; and the wing distal end outer portion contacts an inner peripheral surface of the protective tube; the wing distal end inner portion includes a first contact portion that contacts a second contact portion of another wing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo KUROSAKI, Hiroshi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20220001147
    Abstract: A balloon catheter and a method for arranging a balloon are disclosed, which are capable of suppressing the separation of a drug with which an outer surface of a balloon is coated. A balloon catheter in which a balloon with an outer surface coated with a drug is disposed to an inside of a protective tube, in which: the balloon includes a plurality of wing portions that protrude radially outward, and a plurality of base portions that are in contact with an inner tube; each of the plurality of wing portions include a wing distal end portion that is positioned on a protruding side, a wing proximal end portion that is connected to the base portion, and a wing middle portion that is positioned between the wing distal end portion and the wing proximal end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi GOTO, Yasuo KUROSAKI
  • Publication number: 20220001153
    Abstract: A folding method of an inflatable balloon disposed on an outer peripheral surface of an inner tube of a balloon catheter is disclosed. The method includes: disposing the balloon to an inner side of a plurality of first blade portions arranged so as to surround a reference position while maintaining a state where pressure is applied to an inside of the balloon; correcting a bend of the balloon by moving the plurality of first blade portions toward the reference position in the state where the pressure is applied to the inside of the balloon; pleating a plurality of wing portions protruding radially outward on the balloon by further moving the plurality of first blade portions toward the reference position to partially press the balloon while gradually discharging the fluid inside the balloon; and folding the balloon along the inner tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo KUROSAKI, Hiroshi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20220005995
    Abstract: A light-emitting device with an electric power generation function includes a thermal conductive LED board that includes a thermal conductive base having a mounting surface and an open surface, and a board wiring provided on the mounting surface. An LED element is connected with the board wiring. A thermoelectric element is electrically insulated from the thermal conductive base, and thermally coupled with the thermal conductive base. The thermoelectric element includes a casing unit having a housing unit, and includes, in the housing unit, a first electrode unit, a second electrode unit having a work function different from a work function of the first electrode unit, and a middle unit including nanoparticles having a work function between the work function of the first electrode unit and the work function of the second electrode unit. The casing unit is provided on the open surface of the thermal conductive base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: GCE INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi GOTO, Minoru SAKATA
  • Patent number: 11207506
    Abstract: A balloon catheter is disclosed capable of effectively delivering a drug to living body tissue and a manufacturing method of the balloon catheter, and a treatment method. The balloon catheter has a balloon at a distal portion of a catheter shaft, and is provided on a surface of the balloon with elongate bodies which are crystals of a water-insoluble drug extending in a longitudinal direction. The surface of the balloon is provided with crystal conjugates formed of a plurality of elongate bodies united to one another while being in a tilted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Murata, Hiroshi Goto, Ryosuke Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210381685
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a light-emitting device, a heat sink having a hollow unit inside, a translucent cover, and a thermoelectric element. The thermoelectric element includes a casing unit having a housing unit, and includes a first electrode unit, a second electrode unit having a work function different from that of the first electrode unit, and a middle unit including nanoparticles having a work function between the work function of the first electrode unit and the work function of the second electrode unit, which are provided inside the housing unit. The casing unit is provided on the inner surface of the hollow unit of the heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: GCE INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi GOTO, Minoru SAKATA
  • Patent number: 11135409
    Abstract: A balloon wrapping apparatus for folding a balloon at a distal portion of an elongated shaft includes: a pleating section that forms the balloon with pleats; a folding section that folds the pleats formed in the balloon, along a circumferential direction; and a support base that supports the shaft and can be moved toward and away from the pleating section. The pleating section includes an insertion hole through which the balloon can be inserted, and a back surface hole provided in a back surface on the side opposite to the side on which the insertion hole is provided. The pleating section includes an assisting shaft which can be inserted into the back surface hole from the rear surface side, and an interlock portion interlocking the assisting shaft with the support base. The assisting shaft is formed with a cavity portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Kurosaki, Hiroshi Goto
  • Publication number: 20210296501
    Abstract: A thin film transistor includes at least a gate electrode, a gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor layer, source/drain electrodes, and at least one layer of a passivation film on a substrate. Metal elements constituting the oxide semiconductor layer include In, Ga, Zn, and Sn. Respective ratios of the metal elements to a total (In+Ga+Zn+Sn) of the metal elements in the oxide semiconductor layer satisfy: In: 30 atom % or more and 45 atom % or less, Ga: 5 atom % or more and less than 20 atom %, Zn: 30 atom % or more and 60 atom % or less, and Sn: 4.0 atom % or more and less than 9.0 atom %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Mototaka OCHI, Hiroshi GOTO
  • Patent number: 11104056
    Abstract: A balloon wrapping apparatus and a balloon wrapping method are disclosed by which a balloon can be wrapped appropriately. The balloon wrapping apparatus for wrapping a balloon of a balloon catheter provided with the balloon at a distal portion of an elongated shaft includes: a pleating section that forms the balloon with wing shapes projecting in radial directions; a folding section that includes a plurality of blades aligned in a circumferential direction, and that folds the wing shapes formed in the balloon along the circumferential direction by moving rotationally the blades; and a rotational support portion that supports a portion of the shaft which portion is on a proximal side of the balloon, and that rotates the shaft in a direction opposite to a rotary movement direction of the blades in a state in which the balloon is positioned in relation to the folding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Kurosaki, Hiroshi Goto
  • Patent number: 11097460
    Abstract: A balloon wrapping apparatus is disclosed by which a balloon can be accurately positioned and inserted in relation to a pleating section. The balloon wrapping apparatus for wrapping a balloon provided at a distal portion of an elongated shaft includes: a pleating section that forms the balloon with wing shapes; a folding section that folds the wing shapes formed in the balloon along a circumferential direction; a support base that supports a portion other than the distal portion of the shaft, and that makes the distal portion of the shaft insertable into the pleating section and the folding section; and a core metal member to be inserted in the shaft. The core metal member is inserted in the shaft from a distal end position of the balloon to at least the proximal side of a proximal end position of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Kurosaki, Hiroshi Goto
  • Publication number: 20210020820
    Abstract: A thermoelectric element to convert thermal energy into electrical energy includes a first electrode part, a second electrode part having a different work function than the first electrode part and arranged at a distance from the first electrode part, on a same surface of a substrate as the first electrode part, and a middle part provided between the first electrode part and the second electrode part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicants: GCE Institute Inc., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hiroshi GOTO, Minoru SAKATA, Ryutaro MAEDA, Jian LU
  • Patent number: 10869995
    Abstract: A balloon wrapping apparatus and a balloon wrapping method are disclosed by which a balloon can be accurately positioned in relation to a pleating section and to a folding section. The balloon wrapping apparatus for wrapping a balloon of a balloon catheter provided with the balloon at a distal portion of an elongated shaft includes: a pleating section having a plurality of blades aligned with space parts therebetween in a circumferential direction, and forms the balloon with wing shapes projecting in radial directions by clamping the balloon in the space parts by moving rotationally the blades; and a folding section having a plurality of blades aligned in a circumferential direction, and that folds the wing shapes formed in the balloon in the circumferential direction by moving rotationally the blades; and a support base that supports a part of the shaft which part is on a proximal side of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Kurosaki, Hiroshi Goto
  • Patent number: 10835643
    Abstract: A drug coating layer on a non-porous nylon elastomer balloon substrate surface comprising a plurality of elongated bodies with long axes wherein each elongated body is formed of a crystal of a water-insoluble drug and is independently formed on the substrate surface, wherein the long axes of the elongated bodies are substantially linear in shape, and the long axes of the elongated bodies form an angle in a predetermined range with respect to a substrate plane with which the long axis of the elongated body intersects. The drug coating layer can provide low toxicity and a high intravascular stenosis inhibitory effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiko Yamashita, Hiroshi Goto, Shigenori Nozawa, Katsumi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10806912
    Abstract: A balloon coating method for forming a coating layer containing a water-insoluble drug on an outer surface of a balloon of a balloon catheter. The method includes moving a drive shaft relative to at least one of a hub of the balloon catheter and an interlocking member. The drive shaft is configured to rotate the balloon catheter about an axis of the balloon. The method fixing the drive shaft to the proximal end of the hub or to the opening of the interlocking member by frictional force, and applying a coating solution containing the drug to the outer surface of the balloon from a dispensing tube while gradually moving the dispensing tube in the axial direction and simultaneously rotating the drive shaft to rotate the balloon catheter around the axis of the balloon catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Goto, Yasuo Kurosaki, Eisuke Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10799909
    Abstract: A balloon coating method is disclosed for forming a coating layer on an outer surface of a balloon of a balloon catheter. The method includes an application step where a vertically extending dispensing tube for supplying a coating solution containing the water-insoluble drug and a solvent is formed at its end portion with an opening portion for discharging the coating solution therethrough and when an opening portion-formed end portion side of the dispensing tube is kept in contact with the outer surface of the balloon in such a manner as to be oriented to a rotating direction of the balloon while the balloon is rotated about an axis of the balloon, the coating solution is discharged through the opening portion and applied to the outer surface of the balloon while the dispensing tube is moved relative to the balloon in an axial direction of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Kurosaki, Hiroshi Goto, Eisuke Furuichi
  • Publication number: 20200295143
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: an oxide semiconductor thin film which is produced at relatively low cost and has a high carrier mobility and a high resistance to light stress when used for forming a thin film transistor; and a thin film transistor formed using the oxide semiconductor thin film. The oxide semiconductor thin film contains In, Zn, and Fe, wherein, with respect to a total number of In atoms, Zn atoms, and Fe atoms, a number of In atoms accounts for greater than or equal to 20 atm % and less than or equal to 89 atm %, a number of Zn atoms accounts for greater than or equal to 10 atm % and less than or equal to 79 atm %, and a number of Fe atoms accounts for greater than or equal to 0.2 atm % and less than or equal to 2 atm %. The present invention involves a thin film transistor including the oxide semiconductor thin film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Yumi TERAMAE, Hiroshi GOTO, Mototaka OCHI, Aya HINO
  • Publication number: 20200282190
    Abstract: A drug transfer device and a method for forming a drug layer are disclosed, which can quickly and easily provide an appropriate amount of a drug on a surface of a medical instrument. The drug transfer device is configured to transfer a drug to a surface of a balloon, the drug transfer device including a heat-shrinkable tube, and a drug layer provided on an inner surface of the heat-shrinkable tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo KUROSAKI, Hiroshi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20200282188
    Abstract: A drug layer applying device and a method for forming a drug layer which can quickly and easily place an appropriate amount of a drug on a surface of a medical instrument. A drug layer applying device that is used by being inserted into a living body and attachable to a balloon, includes: a flexible sheet; and a drug layer provided on one surface of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuno KITAGAWA, Yasuo KUROSAKI, Hiroshi GOTO, Masakazu SHIMOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200276421
    Abstract: Provided are a drug layer applying device and a method for forming a drug layer which can quickly and easily apply or provide an appropriate amount of a drug on a surface of a medical instrument such as a balloon. A drug layer applying device that applies a drug layer on a surface of a balloon to be inserted into a living body, includes: a deformable porous body capable of holding a coating solution containing a drug and a solvent; a removal unit that is flexibly deformable and arranged alongside the porous body; and a holding base that holds the porous body and the removal unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo KUROSAKI, Hiroshi GOTO, Yuno KITAGAWA