Patents by Inventor Takako Fujii

Takako Fujii 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: 20190261921
    Abstract: A biosignal detecting garment includes: a crop top type or brassiere type garment body; an under belt that have a fastening tool capable of adjusting a chest circumference size and that is disposed in a lower portion of the garment body; at least two electrodes formed of an electroconductive fiber; a connector for installing a measurement device configured to detect a biosignal; and a wiring portion configured to electrically connect the electrodes and the connector. The electrodes, the connector, and the wiring portion are installed in the under belt, the garment body has a length from an apex of a shoulder portion of the garment body to an upper portion of the under belt of 20.0 cm or more and 35.0 cm or less, and the under belt is formed in a bag shape with two pieces stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Azuki Otsuka, Emiko Ishikawa, Yasuharu Murakami, Takako Ishihara, Kazuhiko Takagahara, Kouji Fujii
  • Patent number: 9108355
    Abstract: An emboss roller is provided that can give projecting-and-recess embosses to a surface sheet while uniform fiber density is realized through in an emboss roller which has a first emboss roll and a second roll formed as a set and gives projecting-and-recessed embosses by passing a surface sheet between these emboss rolls, and on the surface of the first emboss roll, a projecting portion projecting outward from a reference surface with the reference surface as a boundary and a recess portion recessed from the reference surface are provided, and the smooth reference surface is present in the periphery of the projecting portion and the recess portion, and on the surface of the second emboss roll, a projecting portion projecting outward from the reference surface with the reference surface as a boundary and meshed with the recess portion of the first emboss roll and a recess position recessed from the reference surface and meshed with the projecting portion of the first emboss roll are provided, and the smooth ref
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Kume, Takako Fujii, Yunfu Li
  • Patent number: 8545424
    Abstract: When securing a frame (7) made of a rigid member for carrying a heavy object such as a drive unit (3) for a walking assistance device on the hip of a wearer, a hip protective belt (4) made of fabric is wrapped around the hip of the wearer, and the frame (7) is secured thereon via a flexible plate (5) and a pressure plate (6) located on an outer side of the flexible plate (5) and having a higher rigidity than the flexible plate (5). The intermediate members allow the wearer to feel the rigidity of the frame in a mitigated manner, and the wearer would not experience any discomfort from the pressure of the frame even when the posture of the wearer is changed. The hip protective belt can readily conform to the body contour of the wearer, but the frame would not deform. Because the intermediate members absorb the difference in the builds of different wearers, the frame may come in a small number of different sizes to fit almost any wearer allowing the hip support member can be mass produced at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Hirata, Kei Shimada, Takako Fujii
  • Publication number: 20120059343
    Abstract: An emboss roller is provided that can give projecting-and-recess embosses to a surface sheet while uniform fiber density is realized through in an emboss roller which has a first emboss roll and a second roll formed as a set and gives projecting-and-recessed embosses by passing a surface sheet between these emboss rolls, and on the surface of the first emboss roll, a projecting portion projecting outward from a reference surface with the reference surface as a boundary and a recess portion recessed from the reference surface are provided, and the smooth reference surface is present in the periphery of the projecting portion and the recess portion, and on the surface of the second emboss roll, a projecting portion projecting outward from the reference surface with the reference surface as a boundary and meshed with the recess portion of the first emboss roll and a recess position recessed from the reference surface and meshed with the projecting portion of the first emboss roll are provided, and the smooth ref
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Yukio Kume, Takako Fujii, Yunfu Li
  • Patent number: 7798983
    Abstract: In order to provide a walking assistance device that can avoid hampering the motion of the muscles of the user and will not move out of place inadvertently when worn by the user, principal engagement points of a support member for securely mounting an assisting force generator, which is disposed on a side of at least one joint of a lower limb to provide an assisting force to a movement of the lower limb, are provided at portions where a relatively small amount of movement of skin occurs when a trunk or joint is moved. In this way, the support member can be fastened firmly to the portions where an amount of movement of the skin is small and therefore it is possible to reduce the uncomfortable pressure caused during motion while preventing the support member from inadvertently moving out of place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Katoh, Takashi Hirata, Taiji Koyama, Takako Fujii, Yoshirou Koyama
  • Patent number: 7780616
    Abstract: In order to provide a walking assistance device capable of favorably providing an assisting force for maintaining the upright posture while reducing the sense of pressure when worn by the user, a hip support member (1) of the walking assisting device, which comprises an assisting force generator (hip joint actuator 10) disposed at least on a side of a hip joint to provide an assisting force to a movement of a lower limb, is provided with: a back support (4) equipped with pads (18, 19, 20) for respectively abutting an intermediate portion between right and left erector spinae muscles, lateral outer sides of the spinae muscles and right and left iliac crests; and a belt (5) connected to the back support for tightening a lower part of the rectus abdominis muscle. In this way, a supporting force can be provided to the lumbar vertebrae to steadily keep the upright posture while reducing a resistance to a bending movement of the waist caused by the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Katoh, Takashi Hirata, Akio Koike, Taiji Koyama, Takako Fujii, Yoshirou Koyama
  • Patent number: 7730552
    Abstract: A pants garment has a pair of thigh leg members for covering the thigh area of a wearer. A front thigh elastic band member is provided substantially at a front side of each of the thigh leg members and extends obliquely from an upper front portion to a lower front portion of each thigh leg member. A back thigh elastic band member is provided substantially at a back side of each of the thigh leg members and extends obliquely from an upper back portion to a lower back portion of each thigh leg member. The garment also has a front and back crus elastic band members extending obliquely on crus leg members, which cover the crus areas of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Wacoal Corp.
    Inventors: Yuji Ota, Naomi Morii, Takako Fujii, Makoto Oyama
  • Publication number: 20100107299
    Abstract: A pants garment has a pair of thigh leg members for covering the thigh area of a wearer. A front thigh elastic band member is provided substantially at a front side of each of the thigh leg members and extends obliquely from an upper front portion to a lower front portion of each thigh leg member. A back thigh elastic band member is provided substantially at a back side of each of the thigh leg members and extends obliquely from an upper back portion to a lower back portion of each thigh leg member. The garment also has a front and back crus elastic band members extending obliquely on crus leg members, which cover the crus areas of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: WACOAL CORP.
    Inventors: Yuji Ota, Naomi Morii, Takako Fujii, Makoto Oyama
  • Publication number: 20090312682
    Abstract: Provided is a femoral support member (3) for a walking assistance device that includes a power actuator (actuator 4) having a drive shaft and secured to a hip region of a wearer, the femoral support member securing a free end of an assist force transmitting arm (5) extending from the drive shaft of the power actuator to a femoral region (T) of the wearer. The femoral support member engages the femoral part of the wearer via an air pad (27) filled with air. Thus, owing to the air cushioning action of the aid pad, the air pad can readily deform itself by a large displacement even when the wearer squats and the femoral region expands. By appropriately adjusting the air in the air pad, the femoral support member can be worn by a wearer in a highly favorable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Takashi Hirata, Kei Shimada, Takako Fujii
  • Patent number: 7632979
    Abstract: A body fluid absorbing article, which is improved in the spot absorptivity and in the diffusivity in an absorbent, and which is improved in the characteristics of a body fluid migration to the absorbent. The body fluid absorbing article comprises an absorbent sandwiched between a body fluid permeable surface member and a body fluid impermeable back member. Said absorbent includes an upper layer and a lower layer sequentially from the side of said body fluid permeable surface member, and said lower layer has a higher density than that of said upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Takako Fujii, Satoko Konawa, Masanori Kondo
  • Publication number: 20090306564
    Abstract: When securing a frame (7) made of a rigid member for carrying a heavy object such as a drive unit (3) for a walking assistance device on the hip of a wearer, a hip protective belt (4) made of fabric is wrapped around the hip of the wearer, and the frame (7) is secured thereon via a flexible plate (5) and a pressure plate (6) located on an outer side of the flexible plate (5) and having a higher rigidity than the flexible plate (5). The intermediate members allow the wearer to feel the rigidity of the frame in a mitigated manner, and the wearer would not experience any discomfort from the pressure of the frame even when the posture of the wearer is changed. The hip protective belt can readily conform to the body contour of the wearer, but the frame would not deform. Because the intermediate members absorb the difference in the builds of different wearers, the frame may come in a small number of different sizes to fit almost any wearer. Thereby, the hip support member can be mass produced at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Takashi Hirata, Kei Shimada, Takako Fujii
  • Publication number: 20090299243
    Abstract: In a femoral support member 3 for a walking assistance device, the walking assistance device includes a power actuator (actuator 4) having a drive shaft and secured to a hip region of a wearer, and the femoral support member secures a free end of an assist force transmitting arm 5 extending from the drive shaft of the power actuator to a femoral region of the wearer. The present invention is characterized in that the femoral support member engages the femoral region of the wearer via a pad 23 provided with friction reducing means. The fact that the femoral region of the wearer is allowed to make a sliding contact with the femoral support member accommodates the relative movement between the support member and body owing to the disagreement between the axis of body movement (center of an articulate joint) and the point at which the power actuator/power transmitting arm engages the wearer's body. Therefore, the present invention is highly effective in minimizing the discomfort to the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Takashi Hirata, Kei Shimada, Takako Fujii
  • Patent number: 7229390
    Abstract: A leg support garment of a tights type that has stretchability and is applied in close contact with the human body so as to support the legs is provided with a stretchable part having a relatively great straining force. The stretchable part having a relatively great straining force includes a stretchable portion (A) having a relatively great straining force that substantially covers the ligamentum collateralle on a medial side of the knee joint of the human body, and on a superior side of the knee joint, extends through a length of not less than ¼ of that of the thigh, along at least one selected from the musculus group consisting of the musculus sartorius, the musculus semitendinosus, the musculus semimembranosus, and the musculus gracilis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Wacoal Corp.
    Inventors: Takako Fujii, Makoto Oyama
  • Publication number: 20070111868
    Abstract: A leg support garment of a tights type that has stretchability and is applied in close contact with the human body so as to support the legs is provided with a stretchable part having a relatively great straining force. The stretchable part having a relatively great straining force includes a stretchable portion (A) having a relatively great straining force that substantially covers the ligamentum collateralle on a medial side of the knee joint of the human body, and on a superior side of the knee joint, extends through a length of not less than ¼ of that of the thigh, along at least one selected from the musculus group consisting of the musculus sartorius, the musculus semitendinosus, the musculus semimembranosus, and the musculus gracilis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: Wacoal Corp.
    Inventors: Takako Fujii, Makoto Oyama
  • Publication number: 20070055189
    Abstract: In order to provide a walking assistance device that can avoid hampering the motion of the muscles of the user and will not move out of place inadvertently when worn by the user, principal engagement points of a support member (hip support member 1 and/or lower leg support member 2) for securely mounting an assisting force generator (hip joint actuator 10 and/or knee joint actuator 26), which is disposed on a side of at least one joint of a lower limb to provide an assisting force to a movement of the lower limb, are provided at portions where a relatively small amount of movement of skin occurs when a trunk or joint is moved. In this way, the support member can be fastened firmly to the portions where an amount of movement of the skin is small, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., WACOAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Katoh, Takashi Hirata, Taiji Koyama, Takako Fujii, Yoshirou Koyama
  • Patent number: 7074204
    Abstract: A garment comprising a stretch fabric wherein the garment covers at least a part of the lower body of a wearer, has a crotch part, and is worn by being fitted to the wearer's body, wherein the garment in part has a first portion with a strong straining force; first portion with a strong straining force is a strong straining portion (A); right and left parts of the portion (A) are connected at a second position on the back side of the garment corresponding to any region from os sacrum to vertebrae lumbalis of the wearer's body; and the portion (A) covers a region extending from second position through tops of bulges of the buttocks or vicinities thereof approximately in the direction of muscle fibers of musculus gluteus maximus at right and left to at least the vicinity of trochanter major.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Wacoal Corp.
    Inventors: Takako Fujii, Risa Saka, Toshiko Murakami
  • Publication number: 20040255358
    Abstract: A pants garment has a pair of thigh leg members for covering the thigh area of a wearer. A front thigh elastic band member is provided substantially at a front side of each of the thigh leg members and extends obliquely from an upper front portion to a lower front portion of each thigh leg member. A back thigh elastic band member is provided substantially at a back side of each of the thigh leg members and extends obliquely from an upper back portion to a lower back portion of each thigh leg member. The garment also has a front and back crus elastic band members extending obliquely on crus leg members, which cover the crus areas of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Wacoal Corp.
    Inventors: Yuji Ota, Naomi Morii, Takako Fujii, Makoto Oyama
  • Publication number: 20040116884
    Abstract: A body fluid absorbing article, which is improved in the spot absorptivity and in the diffusivity in an absorbent, and which is improved in the characteristics of a body fluid migration to the absorbent. The body fluid absorbing article comprises an absorbent sandwiched between a body fluid permeable surface member and a body fluid impermeable back member. Said absorbent includes an upper layer and a lower layer sequentially from the side of said body fluid permeable surface member, and said lower layer has a higher density than that of said upper layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Takako Fujii, Satoko Konawa, Masanori Kondo
  • Publication number: 20030101506
    Abstract: A leg support garment of a tights type that has stretchability and is applied in close contact with the human body so as to support the legs is provided with a stretchable part having a relatively great straining force. The stretchable part having a relatively great straining force includes a stretchable portion (A) having a relatively great straining force that substantially covers the ligamentum collateralle on a medial side of the knee joint of the human body, and on a superior side of the knee joint, extends through a length of not less than ¼ of that of the thigh, along at least one selected from the musculus group consisting of the musculus sartorius, the musculus semitendinosus, the musculus semimembranosus, and the musculus gracilis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Takako Fujii, Makoto Oyama
  • Patent number: D517279
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Wacoal Corp.
    Inventor: Takako Fujii