Patents by Inventor Nobuyoshi Watanabe

Nobuyoshi Watanabe 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: 11045098
    Abstract: A sensor includes a probe that acquires a blood light absorber concentration in a subject and a cuff that acquires a non-invasive blood pressure of the subject. In the sensor, the probe is configured to be attached to a first portion of a digit of the subject, and the cuff is configured to be attached to a second portion of the digit, the second portion being located on a periphery side with respect to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Takahiro Abe, Hideki Fujisaki, Kumi Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20210138425
    Abstract: An airflow generation device having a first dielectric substrate made from a rubber elastic material, a first electrode on or near by a first surface of the first dielectric substrate, a second electrode on a second surface, and a second dielectric substrate made from a rubber elastic material covering the second electrode. It makes the airflows generated by plasma caused from partial gas near by the first surface through applied voltage into the first electrode and the second electrode, and bonding portions between the first electrode and the second electrode and the first dielectric substrate, bonding portions between the second electrode and the second dielectric substrate, and bonding portions between the first dielectric substrate and the second dielectric substrate are bonded by chemical bonds with chemically crosslinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicants: ASAHI RUBBER INC., TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi WATANABE, Hideaki SATO, Yutaka WATANABE, Kenichi YAMAZAKI, Masahiro ASAYAMA, Motofumi TANAKA, Hiroyuki YASUI, Toshiki OSAKO
  • Patent number: 10743802
    Abstract: A biological signal acquirer is attached to a subject and acquires a biological signal of the subject. A transmitter carried by the subject transmits the biological signal. A first communication port and a first camera are installed in a first location and connectable to a network. A second communication port and a second camera are installed in a second location and connectable to the network. A biological information acquiring device is connectable to the network and provided with a switcher. The switcher acquires, when communication establishment between the transmitter and the first communication port is detected, the biological signal through the first communication port as well as a first image taken by the first camera, and acquires, when communication establishment between the transmitter and the second communication port is detected, the biological signal through the second communication port as well as a second image taken by the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10636952
    Abstract: A flexible Peltier device in which emitting heat conversion properties between Peltier elements and an object transferring heat may be improved and a flexible heat-emitting sheet having the Peltier elements bonded thereto may be bent without worrying the separation there between. A flexible Peltier device includes a single or plural Peltier element which is disposed on one surface side of a heat-emitting sheet having flexibility made from heat-conductive rubber containing a heat conductive filler and each semiconductor element which has a heating side and a cooling side and composes the Peltier element at least one of the heating side and the cooling side is bonded integrally to the heat-emitting sheet by a direct covalent bond and/or by an indirect covalent bond through a molecular adhesive at active groups existing on each other surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI FR R&D CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Takagi, Koichi Abe, Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Syuhei Toyoshima
  • Publication number: 20180279890
    Abstract: A sensor includes a probe that acquires a blood light absorber concentration in a subject and a cuff that acquires a non-invasive blood pressure of the subject. In the sensor, the probe is configured to be attached to a first portion of a digit of the subject, and the cuff is configured to be attached to a second portion of the digit, the second portion being located on a periphery side with respect to the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi WATANABE, Takahiro ABE, Hideki FUJISAKI, Kumi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180271424
    Abstract: A sensor includes a probe that acquires a blood light absorber concentration in a subject and a cuff that acquires a non-invasive blood pressure of the subject. In the sensor, the probe is configured to be attached to an interdigital area between first and second digits of a hand or foot of the subject, or a palm of the hand, and the cuff is configured to be attached to one of the first digit, the second digit, a third digit of the hand or the foot, a wrist of the hand, and an ankle of the foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi WATANABE, Takahiro ABE, Hideki FUJISAKI, Kumi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180014757
    Abstract: A biological signal acquirer is attached to a subject and acquires a biological signal of the subject. A transmitter carried by the subject transmits the biological signal. A first communication port and a first camera are installed in a first location and connectable to a network. A second communication port and a second camera are installed in a second location and connectable to the network. A biological information acquiring device is connectable to the network and provided with a switcher. The switcher acquires, when communication establishment between the transmitter and the first communication port is detected, the biological signal through the first communication port as well as a first image taken by the first camera, and acquires, when communication establishment between the transmitter and the second communication port is detected, the biological signal through the second communication port as well as a second image taken by the second camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9844342
    Abstract: A sensor attached to a living body includes a sensor body that outputs a signal corresponding to biological information, and a cable that is connected to a sensor body and transmits the signal. The cable has a first portion having a first flexibility and a second portion having a second flexibility lower than the first flexibility. The second flexibility enables the second portion to be bent, and is able to retain a shape of the second portion in a bent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170352794
    Abstract: A flexible Peltier device in which emitting heat conversion properties between Peltier elements and an object transferring heat may be improved and a flexible heat-emitting sheet having the Peltier elements bonded thereto may be bent without worrying the separation there between. A flexible Peltier device includes a single or plural Peltier element which is disposed on one surface side of a heat-emitting sheet having flexibility made from heat-conductive rubber containing a heat conductive filler and each semiconductor element which has a heating side and a cooling side and composes the Peltier element at least one of the heating side and the cooling side is bonded integrally to the heat-emitting sheet by a direct covalent bond and/or by an indirect covalent bond through a molecular adhesive at active groups existing on each other surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: ASAHI FR R&D CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKAGI, Koichi ABE, Nobuyoshi WATANABE, Syuhei TOYOSHIMA
  • Patent number: 9339629
    Abstract: A catheter includes a main body and a distal end tip. The main body includes an inner layer having a first lumen, a coil body wound around an outer periphery of the inner layer and made of a metal, and an outer layer that covers an outer periphery of the coil body. The distal end tip is made of metal and has a second lumen that communicates with the first lumen. The distal end tip is provided at a distal end of the main body, and is bonded to a distal end of the coil body and is bonded to an inner peripheral surface of a distal end portion of the coil body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Takayuki Yagi
  • Publication number: 20150273182
    Abstract: A catheter includes a main body and a distal end tip. The main body includes an inner layer having a first lumen, a coil body wound around an outer periphery of the inner layer and made of a metal, and an outer layer that covers an outer periphery of the coil body. The distal end tip is made of metal and has a second lumen that communicates with the first lumen. The distal end tip is provided at a distal end of the main body, and is bonded to a distal end of the coil body and is bonded to an inner peripheral surface of a distal end portion of the coil body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi WATANABE, Takayuki YAGI
  • Publication number: 20150105639
    Abstract: A sensor attached to a living body includes a sensor body that outputs a signal corresponding to biological information, and a cable that is connected to a sensor body and transmits the signal. The cable has a first portion having a first flexibility and a second portion having a second flexibility lower than the first flexibility. The second flexibility enables the second portion to be bent, and is able to retain a shape of the second portion in a bent state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8734424
    Abstract: A catheter includes a proximal shaft, a distal shaft including a proximal end portion having an inner cavity into which a distal end portion of the proximal shaft is fitted, and a core wire extending through the inner cavity of the distal shaft. The core wire has a proximal end portion that is joined to a cutout portion formed in the distal end portion of the proximal shaft. Joining means are formed along a joint surface between the proximal end portion of the core wire and the cutout portion. When the joining means are divided into first joining means and second joining means along a longitudinal axis of the catheter, a length of one of the first joining means and the second joining means is larger than a length of the other of the first joining means and the second joining means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Masatomo Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8551133
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a balloon catheter integrated with a guidewire in which a stepped portion is prevented from being formed between a coil portion of the guidewire and a front end portion of the balloon catheter and thus crossability of the balloon catheter is improved. The balloon catheter includes a transition part made of resin that smoothly connects an external shape of an outer coil of a front end coil part and an external shape of a tip portion of a front side inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Masanori Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 8540695
    Abstract: A catheter body includes a hollow coil whose outer and inner surfaces are coated with outer and inner resin layers. A resin tip is provided at a distal end of the catheter body. The tip has a tapered section at a distal end of the tip. Also, an axially extending braid is embedded in the catheter body and the tip to extend from the catheter body to the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Shimogami, Nobuyoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20130018358
    Abstract: A catheter includes a proximal shaft, a distal shaft including a proximal end portion having an inner cavity into which a distal end portion of the proximal shaft is fitted, and a core wire extending through the inner cavity of the distal shaft. The core wire has a proximal end portion that is joined to a cutout portion formed in the distal end portion of the proximal shaft. Joining means are formed along a joint surface between the proximal end portion of the core wire and the cutout portion. When the joining means are divided into first joining means and second joining means along a longitudinal axis of the catheter, a length of one of the first joining means and the second joining means is larger than a length of the other of the first joining means and the second joining means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi WATANABE, Masatomo ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 8206356
    Abstract: A structure includes a main tube 2 that contains a needlelike tubular body lumen 10 through which a needlelike tubular body 3 is inserted, with a distal section 4 of the main tube 2 having a first guide wire insertion section 33 and second guide wire insertion section 35, respectively containing a first guide wire lumen 38 and second guide wire lumen 52 through which a first guide wire 32 and second guide wire 34 are inserted. This structure further has a support tube 62 whose tip remains a free end, wherein this support tube 62 accepts a part of the second guide wire 34 extending out of the second guide wire lumen 52 and thereby supports the second guide wire insertion section 35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignees: ASAHI Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Katoh, Estuo Tsuchikane, Atsushi Kureha, Nobuyoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8147924
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a magnetic recording disk includes a magnetic-film deposition chamber in which a magnetic film for a recording layer is deposited on a substrate; a lubricant-layer preparation chamber in which a lubricant layer is prepared on the substrate in vacuum; and a cleaning chamber in which the substrate is cleaned in vacuum after the magnetic-film deposition in the magnetic-film chamber and before the lubricant-layer preparation in the lubricant-layer chamber. The apparatus may further include a transfer system that transfers the substrate from the cleaning chamber to the lubricant-layer preparation chamber without exposing the substrate to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Anelva Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Watanabe, Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Kazunori Tani, Shinji Furukawa, Hiromi Sasaki, Osamu Watabe
  • Patent number: D715931
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Toshiko Kumai, Takayuki Yagi
  • Patent number: D760386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Nakayama, Takayuki Yagi