Patents by Inventor Kenji Hashino

Kenji Hashino 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: 20180177482
    Abstract: A biological sound measurement apparatus includes a housing that has an opening and defines a housing space in which a sound detector is housed, and a housing cover that covers the housing. An outer wall surface of the housing includes a first wall surface that protrudes farthest toward a body surface in a contact state and includes the opening, a step wall surface that is closer to the sound detector than the first wall surface, a first side wall surface that connects a level difference between the step wall surface and the first wall surface, and a second side wall surface that is bent relative to the step wall surface. The housing cover includes a pressure receiving portion that faces the first wall surface, and a first corresponding wall portion, a second corresponding wall portion, and a third corresponding wall portion that are in close contact with the first side wall surface, the step wall surface, and the second side wall surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Kenji HASHINO, Makoto TABATA, Nobuki YAKURA, Takayuki SHIINA
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8176591
    Abstract: An electrical toothbrush includes an electrical toothbrush main body including a drive source of a brush; an orientation sensor configured to detect an orientation of the electrical toothbrush main body; and a controller configured to switch an operation mode of the electrical toothbrush according to a result of comparing an orientation value, which is a value calculated from an output of the orientation sensor, and a threshold value set in advance. A threshold value used for switching determination from an operation mode to an operation mode, and a threshold value used for switching determination from the operation mode to the operation mode are set to different values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Iwahori, Kota Tomida, Kenji Hashino, Koji Kurase
  • Publication number: 20120036657
    Abstract: An electrical toothbrush includes an electrical toothbrush main body including a drive source of a brush; an orientation sensor configured to detect an orientation of the electrical toothbrush main body; and a controller configured to switch an operation mode of the electrical toothbrush according to a result of comparing an orientation value, which is a value calculated from an output of the orientation sensor, and a threshold value set in advance. A threshold value used for switching determination from an operation mode to an operation mode, and a threshold value used for switching determination from the operation mode to the operation mode are set to different values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki IWAHORI, Kota TOMIDA, Kenji HASHINO, Koji KURASE
  • Patent number: 7959539
    Abstract: A Nordic walking pole has a transmission device attached thereto and a switch thereof is pushed to transmit a signal indicating the start or end of Nordic walking. A pedometer receives the signal from the transmission device to thereby detect that the start or end of Nordic walking is instructed (S107). Assuming that the Nordic mode is specified when the current walking mode is a normal walking mode, the parameter for Nordic walking is set as a parameter for the arithmetic operation (S111). Assuming that the normal walking mode is specified when the current walking mode is a Nordic mode, the parameter for the normal walking mode is set as a parameter for the arithmetic operation (S113).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeishi, Kenji Eda, Kenji Hashino, Taiga Sato, Yasuyuki Togoe
  • Publication number: 20110004440
    Abstract: A pedometer of the invention includes an acceleration sensor, and the pedometer is able to switch between a measurement mode in which user's steps are counted based on a waveform obtained from the acceleration sensor and a learning mode in which a criterion used to determine one step in the measurement mode is learned. The pedometer is characterized by including criterion setting means for causing the user to perform learning walking in the learning mode and setting the criterion based on a reference number of steps indicating the number of steps in the learning walking and a reference waveform obtained from the acceleration sensor during the learning walking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Asada, Kenji Hashino
  • Publication number: 20100057397
    Abstract: A pedometer can be equipped with a sensor unit including a sensor for detecting motion by detecting acceleration of a displacement of a main body. Detected acceleration can be compared with a threshold value to determine whether the acceleration corresponds to body motion or to a setting operation. Various setting operations can be performed based on shaking of the pedometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Naoki Takeishi, Kenji Hashino, Taiga Sato, Yasuyuki Togoe
  • Publication number: 20090054209
    Abstract: A Nordic walking pole has a transmission device attached thereto and a switch thereof is pushed to transmit a signal indicating the start or end of Nordic walking. A pedometer receives the signal from the transmission device to thereby detect that the start or end of Nordic walking is instructed (S107). Assuming that the Nordic mode is specified when the current walking mode is a normal walking mode, the parameter for Nordic walking is set as a parameter for the arithmetic operation (S111). Assuming that the normal walking mode is specified when the current walking mode is a Nordic mode, the parameter for the normal walking mode is set as a parameter for the arithmetic operation (S113).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Naoki Takeishi, Kenji Eda, Kenji Hashino, Taiga Sato, Yasuyuki Touoe
  • Publication number: 20090048541
    Abstract: A pedometer (100A) includes a sensor unit (150) fixed and arranged so as to detect a body motion in a predetermined detecting axis direction, and a body casing accommodating the sensor unit (150). The detecting axis of the sensor unit (150) is arranged in an inclined manner at an inclination angle with respect to an attachment surface (122) to a body of the body casing, where the inclination angle is within a detectable angle range of the sensor unit (150). According to such configuration, a compact and inexpensive pedometer in which lowering in measurement precision due to variation in the attachment state attributed to the body shape of the user is prevented is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Hashino, Nobuo Kubo, Kiichiro Miyata
  • Patent number: D582304
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Hashino, Kansuke Fukuda, Masahiro Kobayashi, Masahiko Yumoto, Shinya Tanaka, Takashi Shigeno, Kazuya Andachi