Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Ichigaya

Hiroshi Ichigaya 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: 20220132959
    Abstract: An opening section adjustment mechanism adjusts an opening area of an opening section through which a rope is passed. The opening section adjustment mechanism includes an opening creation mechanism that leaves an opening section around the rope passed through the opening section even when the opening area of the opening section is adjusted to the minimum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA
  • Patent number: 11219251
    Abstract: A clothing body of air-conditioned clothing includes a cloth part and a swell-controlling mechanism. The cloth part includes at least one opening hole to which a fan is attachable, and an air discharge part. The swell-controlling mechanism is provided on the cloth part at a position almost the same as the opening hole in a height direction of the cloth part. The swell-controlling mechanism controls swell of the cloth part around the opening hole and, when the clothing body is worn with the fan being attached to the opening hole, causes the fan to adhere to a wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Publication number: 20210386129
    Abstract: A body of a garment that is formed of a fabric, which is not air-permeable or has a level of air-permeability that allows inflation by introduction of air by a fan, in a shape that covers at least the torso of a wearer. The body is provided with shoulder-suspended members that link first connection parts located on the front bodice of the body of the garment with second connection parts located on the back bodice of the body of the garment. When suspended from the shoulders of the wearer, the shoulder-suspended members form a circulation pathway for air introduced from the fan to circulate between the shoulder-suspended members and the fabric located near the shoulder-suspended members. As a result, there is provided a body of an air-conditioning garment and an air-conditioning garment with less discomfort while securing an air circulation pathway in the region near the shoulders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA
  • Publication number: 20210195973
    Abstract: A garment includes a garment cloth, an opening and an absorber. The garment cloth covers at least a portion of a body of a wearer. The opening is formed in the garment cloth. The absorber is disposed around the opening on an inner side of the garment and is more absorbent than the garment cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicants: SFT LABORATORY Co., Ltd., ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA, Makoto FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20200332808
    Abstract: A sheet having a fan-mounting part for mounting a fan is provided. The fan includes a fan body including a cylinder part and a protrusion which is disposed on the cylinder part protruding in a direction substantially perpendicular to a side face of the cylinder part and an engaging member which is fitted on an outer side of the cylinder part and is thus attached to the fan body so as to be opposite the protrusion. The sheet having the fan-mounting part includes a sheet member and a non-stretchable flat ring-shaped reinforcing section. The sheet member has an open hole for receiving the cylinder part of the fan. The reinforcing section has an opening with substantially the same shape as an outer edge of the cylinder part of the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA
  • Patent number: 10806205
    Abstract: A ventilating device is disclosed. The device includes a bag-shaped body with an upper part open using a first guiding sheet and a second guiding sheet. An attachment device attaches the bag-shaped body to the helmet. An air blower takes in outside air into the bag-shaped body and sends it out to a side of an open portion of the bag-shaped body. The second guiding sheet is located on a side of a human body and the first guiding sheet is located on an outer side, the air taken into the bag-shaped body is led to the open portion of the bag-shaped body along the first guiding sheet and the second guiding sheet and introduced into the helmet through an air inlet formed between an inner edge of the helmet located close to the open portion and a head of a user to ventilate the inside of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SFT Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Patent number: 10760591
    Abstract: An air circulator which is attached to a sheet member and which is for generating an air flow from one side of the sheet member to another side of the sheet member includes a fan main body and a ring member for attaching the fan main body to the sheet member. The fan main body includes a hollow cylinder unit, a flange formed on the cylinder unit, a motor fixing unit, a motor fixated to the motor fixing unit, a wing attached to a rotating shaft of the motor and first engaging units formed on outer surfaces of first parts of the cylinder unit, the first parts forming a pair and facing each other. The ring member includes second engaging units which are formed on inner surfaces of second parts that form a pair, the second parts facing each other, and which engage with the first engaging units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Patent number: 10731665
    Abstract: A sheet having a fan-mounting part for mounting a fan is provided. The fan includes a fan body including a cylinder part and a protrusion which is disposed on the cylinder part protruding in a direction substantially perpendicular to a side face of the cylinder part and an engaging member which is fitted on an outer side of the cylinder part and is thus attached to the fan body so as to be opposite the protrusion. The sheet having the fan-mounting part includes a sheet member and a non-stretchable flat ring-shaped reinforcing section. The sheet member has an open hole for receiving the cylinder part of the fan. The reinforcing section has an opening with substantially the same shape as an outer edge of the cylinder part of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Publication number: 20200022427
    Abstract: This clothing body comprises: a cloth portion (11) provided with opening holes (111, 111) for attaching fans (2, 2), a collar air discharge part (112), and sleeve air discharge parts (113, 113); and an expansion restricting means (14) which is provided in the cloth portion (11) in substantially the same position as the opening holes (111, 111) in the direction of length of the cloth portion (11) and is used for restricting the expansion of the cloth portion (11) around the opening holes (111, 111) and bringing the fans (2, 2) into close contact with the body (BD) of the wearer when wearing the clothing body with fans (2, 2) attached to the opening holes (111, 111). Thus, it is possible to provide a clothing body (1) for air-conditioned clothing (100) and air-conditioned clothing (100) such that expansion of the locations where fans (2, 2) are attached can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA
  • Publication number: 20190239578
    Abstract: An electric component mounting unit for an air-conditioned garment, which is used in combination with a garment body having a fan opening and which is mounted on a body, includes a fan which takes air from outside into the garment body, a mounter which mounts the fan on the body, and a fan attacher which attaches the fan to the mounter. The fan includes a fan-side linker which links the fan with the fan opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA, Yohei OKI, Chongshi ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10306934
    Abstract: An air-conditioned clothing for use with a helmet which can be used when the helmet is worn as well as when the helmet is not worn, includes a clothing main body, at least one fan, an air blow-out unit, a guide sheet and an attachment unit. The air is made to flow through an air flow path by the at least one fan and the flowing air evaporates sweat coming out from a body to cool the body with heat of evaporation and in a case where the helmet is worn, the air which blows out from the air blow-out unit is guided to the helmet by the guide sheet and taken into the helmet from an air intake which is formed between an inner edge of the helmet and the head of the user in order to circulate the air inside the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Patent number: 10264830
    Abstract: An air-conditioning clothing is disclosed. The clothing includes a cloth portion covering an upper part and an arm portion of the body and guiding air in a space between the cloth portion and the body or an underwear along a surface of the body or the underwear. An air blower takes in air from outside and forcedly generates a flow of the air in the space. An air discharge is provided on a collar of the cloth portion and discharges the air to the outside. An air-leakage preventer is provided on a lower sleeve edge of the cloth portion and prevents leakage of the air flowing in the space to the outside through the lower sleeve edge. A sheet-shaped air discharger is provided at a predetermined portion in the vicinity of the lower sleeve edge of the cloth portion and discharges the air flowing in the space to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Patent number: 10205199
    Abstract: Provided is a portable rechargeable power supply device such that major accidents such as from overcharging due to a hazard prevention means being damaged by rain water, or the like can be prevented from occurring. This portable rechargeable power supply device comprises a lithium-ion battery (11), an assembled circuit board (20), and a case (40). Two terminals (31a, 31b), a hazard prevention circuit unit (26), and the like, are provided on the assembled circuit board (20). A terminal housing case portion (416) of the case (40) houses a first portion of the assembled circuit board (20), which is provided with the two terminals (31a, 31b). A main body housing case portion (417) of the case (40) houses the lithium-ion battery (11), and a second portion of the assembled circuit board (20), which is provided with the hazard prevention circuit unit (26), and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Patent number: 10076192
    Abstract: An air-circulating mat for a seating device is disclosed. At a lower end part of a bag-shaped body, an opening portion for mounting an air blower is formed. A spacer ensures an air path through which the air flows inside the bag-shaped body and is contained in the bag-shaped body. This spacer is made of plastic and includes a plurality of convex parts and a plurality of flexible connection portions with flexibility for connecting the adjacent convex parts. At an upper end part on the right side of the bag-shaped body is an air circulating portion for discharging the air flowing through the air path to the outside. A battery containing portion for containing a battery that supplies electric power to the air blower is provided so as to continue to a predetermined end portion of the spacer located on a back portion side of a user in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichigaya
  • Publication number: 20170350419
    Abstract: An air circulator which is attached to a sheet member and which is for generating an air flow from one side of the sheet member to another side of the sheet member includes a fan main body and a ring member for attaching the fan main body to the sheet member. The fan main body includes a hollow cylinder unit, a flange formed on the cylinder unit, a motor fixing unit, a motor fixated to the motor fixing unit, a wing attached to a rotating shaft of the motor and first engaging units formed on outer surfaces of first parts of the cylinder unit, the first parts forming a pair and facing each other. The ring member includes second engaging units which are formed on inner surfaces of second parts that form a pair, the second parts facing each other, and which engage with the first engaging units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA
  • Publication number: 20170231293
    Abstract: An air-conditioned clothing for use with a helmet which can be used when the helmet is worn as well as when the helmet is not worn, includes a clothing main body, at least one fan, an air blow-out unit, a guide sheet and an attachment unit. The air is made to flow through an air flow path by the at least one fan and the flowing air evaporates sweat coming out from a body to cool the body with heat of evaporation and in a case where the helmet is worn, the air which blows out from the air blow-out unit is guided to the helmet by the guide sheet and taken into the helmet from an air intake which is formed between an inner edge of the helmet and the head of the user in order to circulate the air inside the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA
  • Publication number: 20170135419
    Abstract: An air-conditioning clothing is disclosed. The clothing includes a cloth portion covering an upper part and an arm portion of the body and guiding air in a space between the cloth portion and the body or an underwear along a surface of the body or the underwear. An air blower takes in air from outside and forcedly generates a flow of the air in the space. An air discharge is provided on a collar of the cloth portion and discharges the air to the outside. An air-leakage preventer is provided on a lower sleeve edge of the cloth portion and prevents leakage of the air flowing in the space to the outside through the lower sleeve edge. A sheet-shaped air discharger is provided at a predetermined portion in the vicinity of the lower sleeve edge of the cloth portion and discharges the air flowing in the space to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: SFT Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA
  • Publication number: 20170105536
    Abstract: An air-circulating mat for a seating device is disclosed. At a lower end part of a bag-shaped body, an opening portion for mounting an air blower is formed. A spacer ensures an air path through which the air flows inside the bag-shaped body and is contained in the bag-shaped body. This spacer is made of plastic and includes a plurality of convex parts and a plurality of flexible connection portions with flexibility for connecting the adjacent convex parts. At an upper end part on the right side of the bag-shaped body is an air circulating portion for discharging the air flowing through the air path to the outside. A battery containing portion for containing a battery that supplies electric power to the air blower is provided so as to continue to a predetermined end portion of the spacer located on a back portion side of a user in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: SFT Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA
  • Publication number: 20170067484
    Abstract: A sheet having a fan-mounting part for mounting a fan is provided. The fan includes a fan body including a cylinder part and a protrusion which is disposed on the cylinder part protruding in a direction substantially perpendicular to a side face of the cylinder part and an engaging member which is fitted on an outer side of the cylinder part and is thus attached to the fan body so as to be opposite the protrusion. The sheet having the fan-mounting part includes a sheet member and a non-stretchable flat ring-shaped reinforcing section. The sheet member has an open hole for receiving the cylinder part of the fan. The reinforcing section has an opening with substantially the same shape as an outer edge of the cylinder part of the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA
  • Publication number: 20160359205
    Abstract: Provided is a portable rechargeable power supply device such that major accidents such as from overcharging due to a hazard prevention means being damaged by rain water, or the like can be prevented from occurring. This portable rechargeable power supply device comprises a lithium-ion battery (11), an assembled circuit board (20), and a case (40). Two terminals (31a, 31b), a hazard prevention circuit unit (26), and the like, are provided on the assembled circuit board (20). A terminal housing case portion (416) of the case (40) houses a first portion of the assembled circuit board (20), which is provided with the two terminals (31a, 31b). A main body housing case portion (417) of the case (40) houses the lithium-ion battery (11), and a second portion of the assembled circuit board (20), which is provided with the hazard prevention circuit unit (26), and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: SFT LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi ICHIGAYA