Patents by Inventor Minoru Taniguchi

Minoru Taniguchi 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: 10765366
    Abstract: An appliance includes a belt that is worn by being wound around a wrist. The appliance includes: at least a first display region that is positioned in an area of the belt that corresponds to a volar-side surface or a radius-side surface of the wrist; and a second display region that is positioned in an area of the belt that corresponds to a back-side surface of the wrist. During a blood pressure measurement period, first control for displaying ongoing blood pressure measurement information only on the first display region is performed, and during a period other than the blood pressure measurement period, second control for displaying information that needs to be displayed on the first or second display region is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuma Adachi, Kengo Nishiyama, Hiroshi Koshimizu, Yoshihide Tokko, Yuka Tanabe, Kenji Ono, Ryosuke Doi, Hiroaki Aoyama, Eisuke Yamazaki, Minoru Taniguchi, Chisato Tawara, Shusuke Eshita, Masayuki Fukutsuka
  • Publication number: 20200268264
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a blood pressure measurement cuff includes preparing an outer cloth, preparing an inner cloth, and forming a bag-shaped portion. The bag-shaped portion has an opening on a peripheral edge of the bag-shaped portion. A curler is inserted into the bag-shaped portion through the opening, the curler being flexible and configured to curve and conform to the measurement site. An air bladder is formed by welding the opening of the bag-shaped portion such that the air bladder surrounds an inner side and an outer side of the curler thereby containing the curler. The outer cloth is attached to an outer surface on a first side of the air bladder configured to be opposite to the measurement site, and the inner cloth is attached to an outer surface on a second side of the air bladder configured to be towards the measurement site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru TANIGUCHI, Tomonori YUASA, Masaki HARADA, Tameo ASHIDA, Chisato UESAKA, Wataru TSUNODA
  • Patent number: 10619093
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photoluminescent material that emits visible light by irradiation of light, which is a sodalite containing a given amount of a silver atom (excluding a sodalite containing an oxalic acid anion) or a sodalite containing given amounts of a silver atom and a zinc atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: RENGO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouju Sugiyama, Kaoru Yamaguchi, Shinji Fujiki, Minoru Matsukura, Shogo Fujiwara, Fumio Kurosaki, Akio Taniguchi, Junichi Uchita
  • Patent number: 10576530
    Abstract: The present invention provides a holding mechanism capable of well preventing misalignment of a workpiece even if the outer diameter of the workpiece is changed when the workpiece is supported at three points by a flat face and a V-shaped groove. Additionally, the present invention provides a holding mechanism of a transfer device capable of stably detecting a chucking error of holding claws for a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD., SAKAMURA HOT ART CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Hayashi, Masahiro Isaki, Daisuke Enomoto, Masahiro Taniguchi, Minoru Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20190357784
    Abstract: A blood pressure information measurement device cuff includes a band-like first fluid bag including a first nipple and a second fluid bag including a second nipple. The second fluid bag is accommodated in the first fluid bag, the second nipple is provided on a first main surface of a pair of main surfaces of the second fluid bag and extends outside through a main surface of a pair of main surfaces of the first fluid bag, the main surface facing the first main surface of the second fluid bag, and in a case that the first fluid bag and the second fluid bag are both unfolded flatly, the first nipple is disposed at a position corresponding to an outer edge section of the second fluid bag or a position further outward from the outer edge section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chisato TAWARA, Minoru TANIGUCHI, Keita IKEDA, Hirotaka HAYASHI, Masaki HARADA
  • Publication number: 20190357782
    Abstract: Blood pressure information measurement device includes cuff including first and second fluid bag accommodated in first fluid bag, pressure increase/reduction mechanism configured to increase and decrease pressure in first fluid bag internal space and pressure in an internal space of second fluid bag, control unit configured to control operation of pressure increase/reduction mechanism, pressure detection device configured to detect first fluid bag internal pressure, and calculation unit configured to calculate blood pressure information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chisato TAWARA, Minoru TANIGUCHI, Keita IKEDA, Hirotaka HAYASHI, Masaki HARADA
  • Publication number: 20190357783
    Abstract: A blood pressure information measurement device, including first and second fluid bags in the first fluid bag; a pressure mechanism increases/decreases pressure in an internal space of the first fluid bag and the pressure in the internal space of the second bag; a control unit controls operation of the pressure mechanism; a pressure detection device detects an internal pressure of the first and the second fluid bag; and a calculation unit that calculates blood pressure information detected by the device. In calculating blood pressure information, the control unit controls operation of the pressure increase/reduction mechanism after the internal space of one fluid bag of the first and second fluid bags pressurized and expanded until internal pressure of one fluid bag reaches a predetermined pressure, the internal space of the other fluid bag of the first and second fluid bags pressurized and expanded while the one bag is kept sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chisato TAWARA, Minoru TANIGUCHI, Keita IKEDA, Hirotaka HAYASHI, Masaki HARADA
  • Patent number: 10431384
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing the base metal and a ceramic material mainly composed of barium titanate; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions, which are equally divided regions between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, and an atomic concentration ratio of Mg to Ti is 0 or greater and less than 0.002 in the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro Morita, Katsuya Taniguchi, Minoru Ryu, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 10427200
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mold fixing structure capable of easily performing work in which a mold carried into a machine is fixed to a mold mounting surface of the machine, and work in which the mold fixed to the mold mounting surface is carried out to the outside of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD., SAKAMURA HOT ART CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Hayashi, Daisuke Enomoto, Masahiro Taniguchi, Minoru Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10431385
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing a ceramic material and the base metal; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions, which are equally divided regions of a region between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, and an average grain size in the dielectric layer is 200 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Taniguchi, Koichiro Morita, Minoru Ryu, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 10431383
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a pair of external electrodes; a first internal electrode containing a base metal and coupled to one of the pair external electrodes; a dielectric layer stacked on the first internal electrode and containing a ceramic material and the base metal; and a second internal electrode stacked on the dielectric layer, containing the base metal, and coupled to another one of the external electrodes, wherein a concentration of the base metal in each of five regions, which are equally divided regions of a region between locations 50 nm away from the first and second internal electrodes in a stacking direction between the first and second internal electrodes, is within ±20% of an average of the concentrations of the base metal in the five regions, and thicknesses of the first internal electrode and the second internal electrode are 0.2 ?m or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichiro Morita, Katsuya Taniguchi, Minoru Ryu, Yoshiki Iwazaki
  • Publication number: 20190195704
    Abstract: A force detector includes a support, fluid bags, a contact portion, a detector, and a computer. The contact portion is opposite to a side on which the fluid bags are in contact with the support and is adjacent to the fluid bags. The computer obtains information regarding the internal pressures of the fluid bags from the detector. Upon application of an external force to the contact portion from an object, the computer calculates a force acting in a tangential direction on a contact surface between the object and the contact portion based on a difference between the internal pressures of the fluid bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Minoru TANIGUCHI, Chisato TAWARA, Masao SHIMIZU, Tsuyoshi HAMAGUCHI, Sadao KAWAMURA, Hye Jong KIM, Yuki SUGANO
  • Patent number: 10299726
    Abstract: A bodily information measurement apparatus includes a band-shaped belt to be wrapped around a measurement site; a main body that is connected to a base end portion in the lengthwise direction of the belt and on which a pressure detection unit and a fluid supply unit are mounted; and a fastening unit for fastening the base end portion and the leading end portion of the belt. The belt is formed by stacking an outer circumferential layer and a fluid bladder for compressing the measurement site. The bodily information measurement apparatus is attached to the measurement site due to the base end portion and the leading end portion being fastened by the fastening portion in a state in which the fluid bladder and the leading end portion of the belt overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Tokko, Ryosuke Doi, Yuma Adachi, Chisato Tawara, Minoru Taniguchi, Masayuki Fukutsuka, Eisuke Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20190153312
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photoluminescent material emitting a visible light by irradiation of light, which is zeolite A comprising silver ion, zinc ion and at least one selected from the group consisting of cesium ion and rubidium ion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: RENGO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouju SUGIYAMA, Toshikazu HANATANI, Kaoru YAMAGUCHI, Shinji FUJIKI, Minoru MATSUKURA, Shogo FUJIWARA, Akio TANIGUCHI, Junichi UCHITA
  • Publication number: 20180271386
    Abstract: A soft gripper that surrounds and grips an outer peripheral surface of an object, the soft gripper includes an elongated first actuator and an elongated second actuator, which are deformed in response to supply of a fluid. The first actuator and the second actuator extend from bases of the first and second actuators toward opposite sides each other. When receiving the supply of the fluid, each of the first and second actuators sequentially surrounds the object from the base toward a side of a leading end of the each of the first and second actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicants: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF SHIGA PREFECTURE, OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka NISHIOKA, Wataru MASUDA, Masao SHIMIZU, Tsuyoshi HAMAGUCHI, Minoru TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180192946
    Abstract: An appliance includes a belt that is worn by being wound around a wrist. The appliance includes: at least a first display region that is positioned in an area of the belt that corresponds to a volar-side surface or a radius-side surface of the wrist; and a second display region that is positioned in an area of the belt that corresponds to a back-side surface of the wrist. During a blood pressure measurement period, first control for displaying ongoing blood pressure measurement information only on the first display region is performed, and during a period other than the blood pressure measurement period, second control for displaying information that needs to be displayed on the first or second display region is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuma Adachi, Kengo Nishiyama, Hiroshi Koshimizu, Yoshihide Tokko, Yuka Tanabe, Kenji Ono, Ryosuke Doi, Hiroaki Aoyama, Eisuke Yamazaki, Minoru Taniguchi, Chisato Tawara, Shusuke Eshita, Masayuki Fukutsuka
  • Publication number: 20180184926
    Abstract: A blood pressure monitor cuff is formed by stacking an outer circumferential layer arranged on a side opposite to that of a measurement site and a fluid bladder arranged on the measurement site side. The outer circumferential layer and the fluid bladder are formed of an elastomer material. Two edge portions in a lengthwise direction of the outer circumferential layer protrude in a thickness direction toward the measurement site. The fluid bladder includes a base layer that opposes the outer circumferential layer and a top layer overlapping with the base layer, and the edge portions of the base layer and the top layer are welded together forming a bladder shape. Additional sheets are welded in the thickness direction to the welded edge portions of the top layer and the base layer. The fluid bladder is arranged between the two edge portions of the outer circumferential layer in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Doi, Chisato Tawara, Takayuki Matsuoka, Yuichiro Arima, Yoshihide Tokko, Minoru Taniguchi, Yuma Adachi, Masayuki Fukutsuka
  • Publication number: 20180184925
    Abstract: A bodily information measurement apparatus includes a band-shaped belt to be wrapped around a measurement site; a main body that is connected to a base end portion in the lengthwise direction of the belt and on which a pressure detection unit and a fluid supply unit are mounted; and a fastening unit for fastening the base end portion and the leading end portion of the belt. The belt is formed by stacking an outer circumferential layer and a fluid bladder for compressing the measurement site. The bodily information measurement apparatus is attached to the measurement site due to the base end portion and the leading end portion being fastened by the fastening portion in a state in which the fluid bladder and the leading end portion of the belt overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Tokko, Ryosuke Doi, Yuma Adachi, Chisato Tawara, Minoru Taniguchi, Masayuki Fukutsuka, Eisuke Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9986920
    Abstract: In a blood pressure information measurement device cuff, a first flexion point and a second flexion point at which a curvature radius changes are provided in a curler, and a straight line-shaped connection portion is provided between the first flexion point and the second flexion point so as to be located inside a curve formed by extending a first curved portion and a second curved portion that are located at the ends of the curler at the first flexion point and the second flexion point, according to the respective curvatures. Through this, it is possible to provide a blood pressure information measurement device cuff, and a blood pressure information measurement device provided with such a cuff, that can reduce error in a blood pressure measurement by reducing errors in changes in the volume of a fluid bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Hideaki Yoshida, Minoru Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 9901264
    Abstract: A blood pressure information measurement device cuff includes a fluid bladder, an outer cover, a first loop-shaped ring, and a second loop-shaped ring. The first loop-shaped ring is provided closer to one end portion of the outer cover than the position where the fluid bladder is located, and has an insertion hole for passing through and bending back another end portion of the outer cover. The second loop-shaped ring is provided on a front surface of the outer cover, and has an insertion hole for passing through the other end portion of the outer cover that has been passed through the first loop-shaped ring. According to the blood pressure information measurement device cuff, it is possible to repeatedly recreate the same fitted state with ease when the cuff is fitted to a measurement area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Reiji Fujita, Yoshihiko Sano, Minoru Taniguchi