Kiyoshi Alyfuku 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).
Abstract: A networked health care and monitoring system (10) capable of providing an updated reliable vital information on the health condition of individuals and adapted to support home health care and maintenance. The system includes testing and measuring instruments (39; 43; 46; 49; 56) associated with certain household appliances such as a toilet system (12) and adapted to monitor the vital information passively in response to the use thereof in connection with routine living activities of the individuals. The system may further include control devices (39; 46; 49; 56) associated with certain household appliances, such as an ergometer (15), having health care and maintenance functions and adapted to control the appliances based on the vital information monitored by the testing and measuring instruments in the system.
Abstract: A camera includes a recording device for recording data on a film, a data setting device for setting the data to be recorded, a mode selecting device for selecting between a multiple exposure photography mode and a normal photography mode, a varying device for varying the data set by the data setting device, an inhibition device having an operative state for inhibiting the varying device from varying the data set by the data setting device, and a non-operative state for allowing the varying device to vary the data set by the data setting device, and a maintenance device for maintaining the operative state of the inhibition device while the multiple exposure photography mode is selected, and for transitioning to the non-operative state of the inhibition device when multiple exposure photography is terminated.
Abstract: A data imprinting device for a camera of the kind permitting change-over from one photo-taking image plane size to another is arranged to vary the size and/or position of imprinting data according to the change-over of the image plane size.
Abstract: A camera includes an abnormal state detecting circuit for detecting an abnormal state of the camera, a counter for counting the number of times for which the abnormal state of the camera is detected by the abnormal state detecting circuit, and a setting instruction circuit for setting the camera into an operation inhibiting mode in response to a counted value of the counter when the abnormal state of the camera has been detected by the abnormal state detecting circuit a predetermined plural number of times.
Abstract: A toilet system (10) with urine assay function is disclosed which comprises a toilet stool (12) having a toilet bowl (14) and a small urine-sampling cavity (52). A frame (42) is mounted on the toilet stool to support a testing sheet handling and transfer mechanism (30) which comprises a swingable carriage (46) and a slidable arm (50) supported by the carriage for linear telescoping movement. The carriage is swingable about a vertical axis (48) between a first position in which the carriage is oriented toward the sampling cavity and a second position in which the carriage is oriented to a lateral side of the stool wherein a disposal station is provided.The toilet system enables the use of testing sheets (32) which are made from water insoluble materials.Various other embodiments are also disclosed.The system provides a high degree of reliability of analysis.
Abstract: A data imprinting device for a camera which imprints data on a film, forming characters, numerals, etc. with dots by operating a plurality of dot imprinting parts in synchronism with the travel of the film, comprises: a detector for detecting whether the camera is in a lateral posture or a vertical posture; and a controller for causing the same dot imprinting parts to operate in such a manner that required data is imprinted in a correctly uprising state in a lateral position when the lateral posture is detected and in a vertical position when the vertical posture is detected.
Abstract: A camera which has an objective lens for forming an object image on a film, and a pseudo telescopic information input device for recording on the film pseudo telescopic information for selecting a field smaller than an actual field of the objective lens, and also has a device for inhibiting switching of information input by the pseudo telescopic information input device during a multiple exposure photographing operation.
Abstract: The film loading date memory storage device of a camera which includes a film winding spool, a clock device for counting the present date and time; a store for storing the date information obtained at the clock device when the camera is loaded with a roll of film; and a display which displays the information on the film loading date stored at the store. The device is provided with film loading date detecting device which produces and supplies a film loading date signal to the store by detecting that the leader part of the film is taken up on the film winding spool.
Abstract: A camera has a data imprinting function provided with transport means for transporting photosensitive means, data imprinting means for imprinting data on a frame of the photosensitive means during transportation by the transport means after that frame of the photosensitive means has been exposed, reader means for reading the regular maximum number of exposure frames from a code provided on the photosensitive means, counter means for counting the number of exposed frames of the photosensitive means, and restricting means for restricting, on the basis of the regular maximum number of exposure frames read out by the reader means and the counted content of the counter means, restricting the imprinting data on the photosensitive means during transportation beyond either the last frame or the last frame but one of the regular maximum number of exposure frames.
Abstract: The present patent application discloses a blank film advance control device for a camera, in which when the film loading cover is closed, the film is automatically advanced a prescribed number of blank frames. The device is provided with means for memorizing the fact that the advancing of the blank frames has completed and means for coordinating the memorizing means with the film loading cover to restore the memorizing state of the memory means at least until the film is rewound. With this, even if the film loading cover is accidentally opened and closed again after the end of the blank film advance, the camera is prevented from performing faulty operations, for example, a second cycle of blank film advance. Instead, it carries out a proper different operation from the first cycle of blank film advance which took place after the film loading cover was closed for the first time.
Abstract: A camera is arranged such that when a film housed in a film cartridge is loaded into a film cartridge chamber of the camera with a leader portion of the film remaining outside the camera and upon closure of the film cartridge chamber, the leader portion of the film is retracted into the camera and the film is wound onto a film winding spool. This camera comprises a retracted-amount measuring system for measuring the retracted-amount of film when the leader portion thereof is retracted into the camera and a wound-amount detector responsive to an output of the retracted-amount measuring system to determine the amount of the film wound onto the film winding spool.
Abstract: A camera is arranged such that when a film housed in a film cartridge is loaded into a film cartridge chamber of the camera with a leader portion of the film remaining outside the camera and upon closure of the film cartridge chamber, the leader portion of the film is automatically retracted into the camera and the film is wound onto a winding spool. This camera is characterized by providing a detector for detecting occurrence of an abnormal state of movement of the film during operation of retraction of the leader portion of the film into the camera, or during operation of winding the film onto the winding spool, and a warning system responsive to the abnormal-state detector to stop the movement of the film or to produce a warning of the occurrence of the abnormal state.
Abstract: A battery checking circuit constructed with a pulse generating circuit for producing a pulse in response to operation of a camera, a counter for counting the pulses produced from the pulse generating circuit, a display divided into a plurality of parts for displaying the remaining amount of electric energy of a battery according to the number of energized display parts, and a display control circuit for controlling the display in accordance with the output of the counter.
Abstract: The disclosed light measuring arrangement is positioned to receive and measure light from a focusing screen on which a display of focusing conditions is superimposed. A correcting circuit corrects the object brightness sensed by the light measuring arrangement. When display segments of the display are selectively switched on and off, the correcting circuit produces an output signal representing a corresponding brightness correction factor which is applied to the light measuring arrangement.
Abstract: The present patent application discloses a reactuating device for a strobe having brightness level detecting apparatus for detecting the brightness level of an object to be photographed to determine whether or not flash illumination is necessary, and (or) charging-incompletion detecting apparatus for detecting that the storage capacitor in the strobe is not fully charged, whereby when the brightness level of the object becomes so low that strobe photography is necessary, and (or) when the strobe is not fully charged, as soon as this is detected, a charging of the strobe begins.
Abstract: A rear light condition detecting device for a camera is arranged to measure distances to a plurality of parts appearing within a taking picture plane on the assumption that an object located nearby is the main object to be photographed or that a light source such as the sun is among faraway objects. The device determines the object to be in a rear-light or counter-light condition in cases where the luminance of the nearby object is extremely lower than other objects or that of a faraway object is extremely higher than other objects.
Abstract: In the disclosed camera, the display indicating the camera's operating condition is visible from outside of the camera housing. When a lens cap, barrier, or other operating member makes it substantially impossible to expose the film in the camera, the information on the display is erased to warn the user that the camera is not ready for shooting film.
Abstract: The disclosed camera includes a view finder whose visual field displays a mark indicative of a focused condition. A display which extinguishes the mark either immediately after the detection of the in-focus condition or a predetermined time after the detection of the in-focus state condition, and generates an audible or visual mark outside the view finder's visual field.
Abstract: The disclosed light measurement compensation device for a camera includes the known resistors for aperture correction and for curvature correction in order to compensate for the error of light measurement in the full open aperture light measuring mode. The device also includes a resistor for compensating for the light measuring output difference present between two light measuring modes, or partial light measuring mode and average light measuring mode, and another resistor for shifting the light measuring output by a prescribed quantity. For this reason, even though the various light measuring modes, namely, full open aperture-average light measuring, stop down-partial light measuring, full open aperture-partial light measuring, and stop down-average light measuring modes, are selectively used, either an erroneous display or a drop of the exposure accuracy seldom takes place.
Abstract: The present invention produces at least two sound signals such as warning signals or actuating signals by one sounder having a resonant frequency, wherein one of the sound signals is indicated by the resonant frequency of the sounder to enable a higher intensity sound to be produced.