Patents by Inventor Takashi Torihama

Takashi Torihama 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: 10898304
    Abstract: An oral care implement body to which a replacement head can be detachably coupled. In one embodiment, the oral care implement body includes a gripping portion having a shoulder, a stem extending from the shoulder along a longitudinal axis, and a boss protruding from an outer surface of the stem. The boss may have a locking rib section having an undercut surface that is axially spaced from the shoulder and a positioning rib section extending from the locking rib section to the shoulder. The undercut surface may circumferentially protrude from a first side surface of the positioning rib section. The locking rib section may extend along a first rib axis and the positioning rib section may extend along a second rib axis, the first rib axis oriented obliquely to the second rib axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama, Thomas Mintel, Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20180296309
    Abstract: An oral care implement body to which a replacement head can be detachably coupled. In one embodiment, the oral care implement body includes a gripping portion having a shoulder, a stem extending from the shoulder along a longitudinal axis, and a boss protruding from an outer surface of the stem. The boss may have a locking rib section having an undercut surface that is axially spaced from the shoulder and a positioning rib section extending from the locking rib section to the shoulder. The undercut surface may circumferentially protrude from a first side surface of the positioning rib section. The locking rib section may extend along a first rib axis and the positioning rib section may extend along a second rib axis, the first rib axis oriented obliquely to the second rib axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicants: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki YOSHIDA, Takashi TORIHAMA, Thomas MINTEL, Joseph FATTORI
  • Patent number: 10022208
    Abstract: A replacement head for an oral care implement, such as a powered toothbrush, wherein the replacement head utilizes a specially designed structure for coupling the replacement head to an oral care implement body. In one embodiment, the invention can be a replacement head comprising: a head having a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereto; a tubular sleeve comprising a cavity for receiving a stem of the body, a proximal edge defining an opening into the cavity, and a distal end to which the head is coupled, the tubular sleeve comprising a locking tab for engaging an undercut surface of a locking section of a boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama, Thomas Edward Mintel, Joseph E. Fattori
  • Publication number: 20180146867
    Abstract: A fluid bladder includes multiple segment bladders that are each formed by folding one sheet in half in a width direction X extending along an artery passing through the measurement site, welding or adhering edge portions on a side opposite to the folding location for folding in half, and welding or adhering edge portions in a lengthwise direction Y. The multiple segment bladders are stacked in a width direction orthogonal to the measurement site and integrated, and the folding locations are arranged alternatingly on opposite sides in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Torihama, Ryosuke Doi, Yoshihide Tokko, Eisuke Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20160000542
    Abstract: A replacement head for an oral care implement, such as a powered toothbrush, wherein the replacement head utilizes a specially designed structure for coupling the replacement head to an oral care implement body. In one embodiment, the invention can be a replacement head comprising: a head having a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereto; a tubular sleeve comprising a cavity for receiving a stem of the body, a proximal edge defining an opening into the cavity, and a distal end to which the head is coupled, the tubular sleeve comprising a locking tab for engaging an undercut surface of a locking section of a boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicants: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD., COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Hideaki YOSHIDA, Takashi TORIHAMA, Thomas Edward Mintel, Joseph E. Fattori
  • Patent number: 9168117
    Abstract: A replacement head for an oral care implement, such as a powered toothbrush, wherein the replacement head utilizes a specially designed structure for coupling the replacement head to an oral care implement body. In one embodiment, the invention can be a replacement head comprising: a head having a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereto; a tubular sleeve comprising a cavity for receiving a stem of the body, a proximal edge defining an opening into the cavity, and a distal end to which the head is coupled, the tubular sleeve comprising a locking tab for engaging an undercut surface of a locking section of a boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama, Thomas Mintel, Joseph Fattori
  • Publication number: 20150020325
    Abstract: A replacement head for an oral care implement, such as a powered toothbrush, wherein the replacement head utilizes a specially designed structure for coupling the replacement head to an oral care implement body. In one embodiment, the invention can be a replacement head comprising: a head having a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted thereto; a tubular sleeve comprising a cavity for receiving a stem of the body, a proximal edge defining an opening into the cavity, and a distal end to which the head is coupled, the tubular sleeve comprising a locking tab for engaging an undercut surface of a locking section of a boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicants: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd., Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama, Thomas Mintel, Joseph Fattori
  • Patent number: 8806691
    Abstract: The invention provides an electric toothbrush capable of changing a resonant frequency and vibration amplitude of an eccentric shaft. An electric toothbrush of the present invention includes a motor, an eccentric shaft with one end fixed to a rotation shaft of the motor, and a stemserving as a vibration transmitting component having a bearing for supporting the other end of the eccentric shaft for transmitting vibration generated in accordance with rotation of the eccentric shaft to a brush portion. In the electric toothbrush, the eccentric shaft is formed so that a gravity center position is movable at least in one direction among a direction in which a distance to a shaft center is changed and an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Iwahori, Akitoshi Miki, Jun Shimoyama, Takashi Torihama
  • Publication number: 20110041268
    Abstract: The invention provides an electric toothbrush capable of changing a resonant frequency and vibration amplitude of an eccentric shaft. An electric toothbrush of the present invention includes a motor, an eccentric shaft with one end fixed to a rotation shaft of the motor, and a stem serving as a vibration transmitting component having a bearing for supporting the other end of the eccentric shaft for transmitting vibration generated in accordance with rotation of the eccentric shaft to a brush portion. In the electric toothbrush, eccentric shaft is formed so that a gravity center position is movable at least in one direction among a direction in which a distance to a shaft center is changed and an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Iwahori, Akitoshi Miki, Jun Shimoyama, Takashi Torihama
  • Patent number: D724845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama
  • Patent number: D734613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignees: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama
  • Patent number: D774771
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama
  • Patent number: D775835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Takashi Torihama