Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Kawabata

Yasuhiro Kawabata 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: 20190045917
    Abstract: A toothbrush including a main body having a shape which is narrow and long in one direction; and a brush member which has a cylindrical shape and which is mounted to an end section in the lengthwise direction of the main body. The brush member includes: a head part which has a raised surface, on which bristles are erected, along the lengthwise direction of the main body to which the brush member is mounted; and a neck part which is mounted by engaging with the periphery of the end section of the main body. In the head part, a back surface on the opposite side of the raised surface is opened, and the neck part is provided with a detachment prevention mechanism that prevents the end of the main body to which the brush member is mounted from detaching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kotaro Kitajo, Hideyuki Yamashita, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Katsunori Kondo, Hideaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10178286
    Abstract: A method for forming a color filter array includes a step of exposing a photosensitive color filter film, a step of forming a color filter array from the color filter film by developing the color filter film using a developer, and a step of cleaning the color filter array while rotating the color filter array and moving a nozzle for spraying fluid containing liquid and gas above the color filter array in a direction intersecting with an axis of the rotation. The method reduces variation in thickness of a color filter that is generated in the cleaning step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Ishioka, Daisuke Shimoyama, Takayuki Sumida, Kei Aoki, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Naoki Inatani, Tomoyuki Tezuka, Jun Iwata, Masaki Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10143891
    Abstract: An exercise assistance apparatus, an exercise assistance method, and an exercise assistance program, according to which it is possible to cause a user to perform exercise at an appropriate load. An exercise assistance apparatus includes: a pulse measurement unit that measures a pulse rate of a user, a movement pace measurement unit that measures a movement pace of the user and a guide unit that guides the movement pace of the user based on a pulse rate range set in advance by the user, the pulse rate measured by the pulse measurement unit, and the movement pace measured by the movement pace measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawabata, Nina Shen, Kengo Nishiyama, Reiji Fujita, Yuki Yamashita, Toshimichi Murai
  • Patent number: 9961969
    Abstract: A belt includes a belt main body extending in a long, narrow band. A frame-shaped body is attached to a first belt portion corresponding to a side on an end in a lengthwise direction of the belt main body. Multiple through-holes are formed in alignment in the lengthwise direction in a second belt portion corresponding to a side opposite to the first belt portion in the lengthwise direction of the belt main body. A locking member is included for attachment to a through-hole of the second belt portion so as to protrude from a front surface of the second belt portion. When the belt main body is mounted on the target object, the second belt portion is passed through the frame-shaped body, and the side of the frame-shaped body locks the locking member so as to prevent the second belt portion from coming out of the frame-shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawabata, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Reiji Fujita, Hiroshi Nakamori
  • Publication number: 20180093134
    Abstract: An exercise assistance apparatus, an exercise assistance method, and an exercise assistance program, according to which it is possible to cause a user to perform exercise at an appropriate load. An exercise assistance apparatus includes: a pulse measurement unit that measures a pulse rate of a user, a movement pace measurement unit that measures a movement pace of the user and a guide unit that guides the movement pace of the user based on a pulse rate range set in advance by the user, the pulse rate measured by the pulse measurement unit, and the movement pace measured by the movement pace measurement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KAWABATA, Nina SHEN, Kengo NISHIYAMA, Reiji FUJITA, Yuki YAMASHITA, Toshimichi MURAI
  • Patent number: 9915689
    Abstract: A measurement device has a sensor that generates current by electromagnetic coupling to a power line, a measurement circuit that measures one of voltage and power, the voltage and the power being obtained by the current generated in the sensor according to voltage at the power line, a conductive member electrically connected to a signal ground line of the measurement circuit, and an insulating member that brings the conductive member close to an external conductor and insulates the conductive member from the external conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Keiki Matsuura, Hiroshi Imai, Hiroyuki Tokusaki, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Goro Kawakami, Atsuhiro Okamura
  • Patent number: 9893110
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a solid-state image sensor is provided. The method comprises preparing a structure which is covered by a protective film, depositing a first material by using a first color filter material on the protective film, forming a first color filter from the first material, depositing a second material by using a second color filter material after the forming the first color filter and forming a second color filter from the second material. An upper surface of the protective film has a concave portion. A part of the first material enters the concave portion in the depositing the first material, the first material is patterned so as to form a member in the concave portion from the first material in the forming the first color filter and the second material covers the member in the depositing the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Sumida, Masao Ishioka, Kei Aoki, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Naoki Inatani, Masaki Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20170360162
    Abstract: A belt of the present invention includes a belt main body (10) that extends in the form of a long. narrow band. A frame-shaped body (13) is attached to a first belt portion (11) corresponding to a side on an end in a lengthwise direction (Y) of the belt main body (10). Multiple through-holes (21, 22; 21, 22; . . . ) are formed in alignment in the lengthwise direction (Y) in the second belt portion (12) corresponding to a side opposite to the first belt portion (11) in the lengthwise direction (Y) of the belt main body (10). A locking member (14) is included which is to be attached to a through-hole (21, 22) of the second belt portion (12) so as to protrude from a front surface (12a) of the second belt portion (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawabata, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Reiji Fujita, Hiroshi Nakamori
  • Patent number: 9627319
    Abstract: A method includes forming a multilayered film including a conductive layer mainly containing aluminum, and a barrier metal layer formed thereon, forming a hard mask layer on the barrier metal layer, patterning a resist on the hard mask layer, patterning the hard mask layer by dry-etching the hard mask layer with the patterned resist as a mask, cleaning a surface of the barrier metal layer with a cleaning solution after the patterning the hard mask layer, and dry-etching the multilayered film with the patterned hard mask layer as a mask after the cleaning the surface of the barrier metal layer. In the patterning the hard mask layer, dry etching is performed with a ratio of a flow rate of an oxidizing gas to a total flow rate of a process gas at less than 1% in a state in which the barrier metal layer is exposed to the process gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Hara, Nobutaka Ukigaya, Takeshi Aoki, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Junya Tamaki, Norihiko Nakata, Satoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9482701
    Abstract: A detection device for detecting a state of electric power has a first current transformer that measures a first current on a first power line side of a connecting point between a first power line derived from a commercial power supply and a second power line derived from a power generation device which supplies electric power equal in frequency to the commercial power supply, a second current transformer that measures a second current on a second power line side of the connecting point, a first calculation unit that calculates a decision value based on a product of a measured value of the first current and a measured value of the second current, and a detection unit that detects a power flow direction of electric power of the first power line based on the decision value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Imai, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Hiroshi Sameshima, Shuichi Misumi
  • Publication number: 20160293657
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a solid-state image sensor is provided. The method comprises preparing a structure which is covered by a protective film, depositing a first material by using a first color filter material on the protective film, forming a first color filter from the first material, depositing a second material by using a second color filter material after the forming the first color filter and forming a second color filter from the second material. An upper surface of the protective film has a concave portion. A part of the first material enters the concave portion in the depositing the first material, the first material is patterned so as to form a member in the concave portion from the first material in the forming the first color filter and the second material covers the member in the depositing the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Takayuki Sumida, Masao Ishioka, Kei Aoki, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Naoki Inatani, Masaki Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20160204068
    Abstract: A method includes forming a multilayered film including a conductive layer mainly containing aluminum, and a barrier metal layer formed thereon, forming a hard mask layer on the barrier metal layer, patterning a resist on the hard mask layer, patterning the hard mask layer by dry-etching the hard mask layer with the patterned resist as a mask, cleaning a surface of the barrier metal layer with a cleaning solution after the patterning the hard mask layer, and dry-etching the multilayered film with the patterned hard mask layer as a mask after the cleaning the surface of the barrier metal layer. In the patterning the hard mask layer, dry etching is performed with a ratio of a flow rate of an oxidizing gas to a total flow rate of a process gas at less than 1% in a state in which the barrier metal layer is exposed to the process gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Koji Hara, Nobutaka Ukigaya, Takeshi Aoki, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Junya Tamaki, Norihiko Nakata, Satoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9331479
    Abstract: A sensor device has a sensor unit, a control unit; and multiple power supply paths from a power supply to the sensor unit and the control unit. The multiple power supply paths are configured to be switched in accordance with an operation status of the sensor unit. The sensor device further has a wireless communication device for transmitting a measurement result of the sensor unit. The multiple power supply paths are provided to supply power from the power supply to the wireless communication device. The multiple power supply paths are configured to be switched in accordance with an operation status of the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Imai, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Hiroshi Sameshima
  • Publication number: 20160065916
    Abstract: A method for forming a color filter array includes a step of exposing a photosensitive color filter film, a step of forming a color filter array from the color filter film by developing the color filter film using a developer, and a step of cleaning the color filter array while rotating the color filter array and moving a nozzle for spraying fluid containing liquid and gas above the color filter array in a direction intersecting with an axis of the rotation. The method reduces variation in thickness of a color filter that is generated in the cleaning step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Masao Ishioka, Daisuke Shimoyama, Takayuki Sumida, Kei Aoki, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Naoki Inatani, Tomoyuki Tezuka, Jun Iwata, Masaki Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20160041014
    Abstract: A controller switches a measurement unit from a non-measurement state to a measurement state to start measurement processing of the measurement target physical amount when a trigger condition having a lowest variation level for a steady state is satisfied in plural trigger conditions set according to a trigger physical amount detected by a trigger detector, and the controller interrupts currently-performed measurement processing to start measurement processing corresponding to a trigger condition having a higher variation level when the trigger condition having the variation level for the steady state higher than that of the trigger condition corresponding to the currently-performed measurement processing is satisfied during performance of the measurement processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sameshima, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Tomohiro Ozaki, Ryota Akai, Teruki Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20160018448
    Abstract: A measurement device has a sensor that generates current by electromagnetic coupling to a power line, a measurement circuit that measures one of voltage and power, the voltage and the power being obtained by the current generated in the sensor according to voltage at the power line, a conductive member electrically connected to a signal ground line of the measurement circuit, and an insulating member that brings the conductive member close to an external conductor and to insulates the conductive member from the external conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Keiki Matsuura, Hiroshi Imai, Hiroyuki Tokusaki, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Goro Kawakami, Atsuhiro Okamura
  • Patent number: 9040895
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus of the present invention includes a first semiconductor region functioning as a barrier against signal charges between a first and a second photoelectric conversion element, and a second semiconductor region that has a width narrower than that of the first semiconductor region and functions as a barrier against signal charges between a first and the third photoelectric conversion element. A region with a low barrier is provided at least a part between the first and the second photoelectric conversion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawabata, Hideaki Takada
  • Patent number: 8912034
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing an energy ray detection device including a first semiconductor region disposed below a first area on a surface of a semiconductor substrate, a second semiconductor region disposed below a second area on the surface and connected to a contact portion, and a third semiconductor region disposed below a third area on the surface between the first area and the second area, the first semiconductor region and the third semiconductor region are formed on the semiconductor substrate by performing ion implantation through a buffer film that covers the first area and the third area, a portion of the buffer film that covers the third area having a thickness smaller than a portion of the buffer film that covers the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20140327428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detecting device and method, and a program which can detect a power state easily at low cost. A current transformer measures current of a commercial power system from a commercial power supply through a connection point of the commercial power system and a power generation system from a solar power generation system that supplies power having the same frequency as the commercial power supply. A current transformer measures power at the power generation system side through the connection point. A decision value calculator calculates a decision value based on a value obtained through multiplication of a measured value of current through the current transformer and through the current transformer. A flow detector detects a power flow of the commercial power system based on the calculated value. The present invention can be applied to a power measuring system for use in homes, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Misumi, Hiroshi Imai, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Hiroshi Sameshima
  • Patent number: 8796609
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus of the present invention includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements arranged on a substrate; a transistor for transferring a signal charge; and a plurality of transistors for reading out the signal charge transferred. The plurality of photoelectric conversion elements include a first photoelectric conversion element and a second photoelectric conversion element adjacent to each other. The photoelectric conversion apparatus of the present invention includes: a first semiconductor region having a first conductivity type arranged between the first photoelectric conversion element and the second photoelectric conversion element; and a second semiconductor region having the first conductivity type that is arranged on a region where the plurality of transistors are arranged and that has a width larger than that of the first semiconductor region of the first conductivity type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yu Arishima, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Hideaki Takada, Seiichirou Sakai, Toru Koizumi