Patents by Inventor Yoshihiko Sano

Yoshihiko Sano 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: 20200197717
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating signal waveform for biological stimulation capable of generating and outputting a biological stimulation signal wave, from a signal existing in the external environment, reflected from the signal, which includes a signal input unit for inputting an external signal from the external environment and an output waveform generation unit for generating and outputting a first biological stimulation signal wave modulated with at least one of a frequency component, an envelope component and an amplitude component included in the external signal acquired by the signal input unit and/or synchronized with an output timing of the external signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicants: NIPRO CORPORATION, HARADA ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshizo ISHIKAWA, Shigenori TOMINAGA, Yoshihiko SANO, Masahide HARADA
  • Publication number: 20200179662
    Abstract: To provide a new balloon catheter enabling formation of, with high dimensional accuracy and excellent shape adaptability with respect to a balloon, an additional structure such as a blade and a reinforcement member to be additionally provided to the balloon. In this balloon catheter 10 provided with an expandable/contractible balloon 14 on the distal end side of a catheter 12, an additional structure 36 having a prescribed pattern is formed through electroforming or the like directly onto an inner circumferential surface 34 and/or an outer circumferential surface 82 of the balloon 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SANO, Yasushi OOYAMA, Katsuhiro HIEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200086265
    Abstract: The embodiments provide an acidic gas absorbent, an acidic gas removal method, and an acidic gas removal apparatus. The absorbent absorbs an acidic gas in a large amount and hardly diffuses in air. The acidic gas absorbent according to the embodiment comprises an amine compound having a sulfonyl group and two or more amino groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nakano, Akiko Suzuki, Takashi Kuboki, Toshihiro Imada, Shinji Murai, Reiko Yoshimura, Kenji Sano, Mitsuru Udatsu
  • Publication number: 20200086266
    Abstract: The embodiments provide an acidic gas absorbent having low diffusibility, an acidic gas removal method, and an acidic gas removal apparatus. The acidic gas absorbent according to the embodiment comprises: an amine compound having a vapor pressure of 0.001 to 10 Pa at 20° C.; a water-soluble polymer compound having a mass-average molecular weight of 900 to 200000 and not containing a functional group having a pKa value greater than 7 except for hydroxy; and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Suzuki, Yoshihiko Nakano, Reiko Yoshimura, Toshihiro Imada, Takashi Kuboki, Kenji Sano, Mitsuru Udatsu
  • Patent number: 10568529
    Abstract: A flow rate control valve includes a bobbin and a plunger. On an inner circumferential surface of the bobbin, multiple protruding regions that extend in a direction parallel in an axial direction to the plunger, and a plurality of recessed grooves that form flow paths for a fluid when valve is open are provided side by side alternatingly in a circumferential direction. The multiple recessed grooves include a first recessed groove, second recessed groove, and third recessed groove that are arranged side by side sequentially in the circumferential direction. An interval in the circumferential direction between the first recessed groove and second recessed groove and an interval in the circumferential direction between the second recessed groove and third recessed groove are the same. Surfaces of the multiple protruding regions formed on the inner circumferential surface of the bobbin can be arranged at positions closer to those of one perfect circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Ryoichi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20200047110
    Abstract: The embodiments provide an acidic gas absorbent, an acidic gas removal method using the absorbent, and an acidic gas removal apparatus using the absorbent. The absorbent absorbs an acidic gas in a large amount and is hardly diffused. The acidic gas absorbent according to the embodiment comprises an amine compound represented by the following formula (1): [In the formula, each R1 is independently hydrogen, an alkyl group, or a primary or secondary amino-containing aminoalkyl group provided that at least one of R1s is the aminoalkyl group, each R2 is independently hydrogen, an alkyl group, hydroxy, amino, hydroxyamino, or a primary or secondary amino-containing aminoalkyl group, the alkyl or aminoalkyl group contained in R1 or R2 has a straight-chain or branched-chain skeleton and may be substituted with hydroxy or carbonyl, and p is 2 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko SUZUKI, Yoshihiko NAKANO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Toshihiro IMADA, Takashi KUBOKI, Kenji SANO, Shinji MURAI, Mitsuru UDATSU
  • Publication number: 20190374115
    Abstract: A sphygmomanometer includes: a sensing cuff that includes a second sheet disposed to face the pressing member's inner circumferential surface and a first sheet facing the second sheet; a fluid storage control part providing a control of supplying and storing the pressure-transmitting fluid into sensing cuff in a worn state wherein the pressing member and sensing cuff are worn on the wrist; and a blood-pressure calculating part calculating a blood pressure based on a pressure of the pressure-transmitting fluid stored in the sensing cuff. The fluid storage control part supplies fluid in the worn state such that the first and second sheets are in contact with each other in a region corresponding to an ulna, a region corresponding to a radius, and a region corresponding to a tendon while first and second sheets are separated from each other in regions corresponding to two arteries that are radial and ulnar arteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON CORPORATION, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu HIGASHIMURA, Takanori NISHIOKA, Akira TAMPO, Yoshihiko SANO, Takeshi KUBO, Shohei IWATA
  • Publication number: 20190298181
    Abstract: A sphygmomanometer includes: a bag-shaped sensing cuff to be worn to wrap a measurement site; a back plate disposed on the sensing cuff along a surface opposite to the measurement site; a pressing member for pressing the back plate toward the measurement site; and a blood-pressure calculating part calculating a blood pressure based on a pressure of a fluid stored in the sensing cuff. Regarding a longitudinal direction perpendicular to a circumferential direction of the measurement site to be wrapped by the sensing cuff, a surface facing the measurement site in edge potions on both sides in a width direction along the longitudinal direction of the back plate is curved in a direction away from the measurement site toward tips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON CORPORATION, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei IWATA, Takanori NISHIOKA, Akira TAMPO, Yoshihiko SANO, Takeshi KUBO, Yu HIGASHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190298194
    Abstract: A sphygmomanometer of the present invention includes a bag-shaped sensing cuff to be worn to wrap a measurement site, a back plate disposed on the sensing cuff along a surface opposite to the measurement site, a pressing member for pressing the back plate toward the measurement site, and a blood-pressure calculating part calculating a blood pressure based on a pressure of a fluid stored in the sensing cuff. Regarding a longitudinal direction perpendicular to a circumferential direction of the measurement site to be wrapped by the sensing cuff, a dimension of the back plate in a width direction along the longitudinal direction is larger than a dimension of the sensing cuff in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON CORPORATION, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei IWATA, Takanori NISHIOKA, Akira TAMPO, Yoshihiko SANO, Takeshi KUBO, Yu HIGASHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190290143
    Abstract: A sphygmomanometer according to the present disclosure includes a main body that is mounted with a pump and is to be disposed on a dorsal surface of a wrist and a cuff that is to be attached around the wrist. The cuff extends along a circumferential direction of the wrist from an ulnar side end portion of the main body to a palmar surface and is set to a length covering an ulnar artery or a length covering a radial artery beyond the ulnar artery of a wrist having a preset maximum wrist circumference. A fluid is supplied from the pump to the cuff to press the wrist. A blood pressure is calculated based on a pressure of the fluid contained in the cuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON CORPORATION, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei IWATA, Takanori NISHIOKA, Akira TAMPO, Yoshihiko SANO, Takeshi KUBO, Yu HIGASHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190290140
    Abstract: A sphygmomanometer according to the present invention includes a main body mounted with a pump, a belt, and a cuff structure. The cuff structure having a band shape is disposed facing an inner circumferential surface of the belt and has one end attached to the main body in a freely separable manner from the inner circumferential surface of the belt. The cuff structure includes a bag-shaped pressure cuff that extends along a circumferential direction of a measurement target site, a bag-shaped sensing cuff that extends in the circumferential direction across an artery passing portion of the measurement target site, and a back plate that is inserted between the pressure cuff and the sensing cuff. A pressurization fluid is supplied from the pump to the pressure cuff to press the measurement target site. A blood pressure is calculated based on a pressure of a pressure transmission fluid contained in the sensing cuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: OMRON CORPORATION, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu HIGASHIMURA, Brian BRIGHAM, Shusuke ESHITA, Takanori NISHIOKA, Yoshihiko SANO, Takeshi KUBO
  • Publication number: 20190288642
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an I-V curve measurement device for providing a user with an I-V curve suitable for judging the state of a solar cell array. The I-V curve measurement device includes a measuring unit for measuring the I-V curve of the solar cell array while lowering an output voltage of the solar cell array and then measuring a short-circuit current of the solar cell array when measurement of the I-V curve is instructed; and an outputting unit for outputting a measurement result of the I-V curve obtained by the measuring unit when the short-circuit current measured by the measuring unit exceeds a predetermined current and outputting information indicating that illuminance is insufficient when the short-circuit current measured by the measuring unit is equal to or less than the predetermined current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto OHASHI, Akihiko SANO, Yoshihiko YAMAGUCHI, Tsuyoshi TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190190444
    Abstract: A solar cell array inspection system includes a measurement part configured to measure a characteristic curve which is an I-V curve or a P-V curve of a solar cell array including a plurality of strings when a current from each of the strings is input through a blocking diode; and a determination part configured to search for an inflection point in the characteristic curve measured by the measurement part, determine whether the state of the solar cell array is an abnormal state in which at least one string has an abnormality based on the results of searching for an inflection point, and notify a user of the determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko SANO, Makoto OHASHI, Yoshihiko YAMAGUCHI, Tsuyoshi TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190090761
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring cuff according to the present invention includes a pressing cuff which is belt-shaped, is wrapped around a part to be measured, and receives supply of a pressurizing fluid to press the part to be measured. An arterial pressure sensor for detecting pressure applied to an artery passing portion of the part to be measured by the pressing cuff is disposed at a portion of an inner peripheral surface of the pressing cuff which should face an artery of the part to be measured, separately from the pressing cuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiya SAWANOI, Yoshihiko SANO, Takeshi KUBO, Toshihiko OGURA
  • Publication number: 20190091046
    Abstract: A stent (32) configured to be placed in a body lumen and having a tubular shape formed by a structure that is expandable and contractible skeleton (18, 19) in a radial direction, the skeleton (18, 19) having a heteromorphic structure due to changes of a cross section shape thereof in a thickness direction. A stent (10) that is expandable and contractible in the radial direction while being configured to be placed in a body lumen, the stent (10) having a heteromorphic tubular shape, a cross section shape of which changes in a lengthwise direction, and having a metal skeleton (18, 19) formed by at least one of electroforming and etching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SANO, Yasushi OOYAMA, Katsuhiro HIEJIMA, Kouji AKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190090762
    Abstract: A sensor assembly of the present invention includes a fluid chamber. A pressure transmitting fluid disposed facing an artery passing portion of a part to be measured via a film which forms a part of an outer wall of the fluid chamber is accommodated in the fluid chamber. A pressure sensor is provided for detecting pressure of the pressure transmitting fluid as pressure applied to the artery passing portion of the part to be measured. Plate members each having a flat shape along a longitudinal direction of a wrist as the part to be measured are disposed on a side opposite to the part to be measured along the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiya SAWANOI, Yoshihiko SANO, Takeshi KUBO, Toshihiko OGURA
  • Publication number: 20190082975
    Abstract: A blood measurement device having high bending rigidity and having excellent propulsion properties and rotational force transmission properties in a blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SANO, Katsuya MIYAGAWA, Natsumi SHIMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190076029
    Abstract: A flow rate control valve includes a bobbin and a plunger. On an inner circumferential surface of the bobbin, multiple protruding regions that extend in a direction parallel in an axial direction to the plunger, and a plurality of recessed grooves that form flow paths for a fluid when valve is open are provided side by side alternatingly in a circumferential direction. The multiple recessed grooves include a first recessed groove, second recessed groove, and third recessed groove that are arranged side by side sequentially in the circumferential direction. An interval in the circumferential direction between the first recessed groove and second recessed groove and an interval in the circumferential direction between the second recessed groove and third recessed groove are the same. Surfaces of the multiple protruding regions formed on the inner circumferential surface of the bobbin can be arranged at positions closer to those of one perfect circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SANO, Ryoichi FUKUI
  • Patent number: 10203281
    Abstract: A transmitted light intensity measurement unit for measuring a concentration of fluid flowing through a duct comprises: a light source for supplying light into the duct from a light supply part on a surface of the duct; a light receiving element for receiving the light, which has been passed from the light supply part through the duct wall and the fluid inside the duct, at a light receiving part located on an opposite side in a diametrical direction of the duct relative to the light supply part, and outputs a signal indicating an intensity of the light; and a light-transmissive member disposed on at least one light path among a light pass between the light source and the light supply part and a light pass between the light receiving element and the light receiving part, abutting and closely contacting the duct wall by an elastic deformation of the duct wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: NIPRO CORPORATION, HARADA ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Masahide Harada
  • Patent number: 10137014
    Abstract: A stent (32) configured to be placed in a body lumen and having a tubular shape formed by a structure that is expandable and contractible skeleton (18, 19) in a radial direction, the skeleton (18, 19) having a heteromorphic structure due to changes of a cross section shape thereof in a thickness direction. A stent (10) that is expandable and contractible in the radial direction while being configured to be placed in a body lumen, the stent (10) having a heteromorphic tubular shape, a cross section shape of which changes in a lengthwise direction, and having a metal skeleton (18, 19) formed by at least one of electroforming and etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NIPRO Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Yasushi Ooyama, Katsuhiro Hiejima, Kouji Akimoto