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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180310835
    Abstract: The instrument according to the present invention includes a band-like belt worn around a wrist, and a main body disposed at a portion of the belt corresponding to the volar surface or the dorsal surface of the wrist. An element for executing a blood pressure measuring function is mounted in the main body. A battery for supplying electric power to the element mounted in the main body is disposed at a portion of the belt located away from the main body in the circumferential direction around the wrist. A wire is provided in the belt, extends in the circumferential direction along the fluid bag, and electrically connects the element mounted in the main body and the battery. In the belt, the wire is disposed away from the fluid bag in the width direction perpendicular to the circumferential direction and extends along an edge section of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiya SAWANOI, Yoshihiko SANO, Brian BRIGHAM, Takeshi KUBO
  • Patent number: 10080502
    Abstract: In a solenoid valve, a bobbin and a solenoid coil are accommodated in a casing. A rod-shaped plunger is slidably inserted into the bobbin. A core provided with a flow port through which a fluid flows is disposed on one side of the casing. A valve body is attached to one end opposing the flow port of the plunger. In a non-operating period during which a solenoid coil is in a non-energized state, the valve body moves away from the flow port due to the biasing force applied by the biasing portion and another end of the plunger protrudes outward from the casing through the through hole, abuts against lock portions disposed outside of the casing, and is thereby locked. The lock portions can be elastically deformed by an external force such that separation of the plunger and the valve body from the casing is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Gaku Hasegawa, Hironori Sato, Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Toshihiko Ogura
  • Patent number: 10080505
    Abstract: An electrocardiograph measures an electrocardiac signal by processing electric signals detected by bioelectrode pads. The bioelectrode pads each includes a plurality of sheets of electrodes disposed by being stacked on each other; conductive gel sheets disposed alternately with the sheets of electrodes and interposed between the electrodes; and a dynamic pressure stabilizing plate. The electrocardiograph includes a first differential circuit for obtaining an electrocardiac source signal by taking the difference between signals each obtained from any one of the electrodes of each of two bioelectrode pads; a second differential circuit for obtaining a body motion noise signal by taking the difference between signals obtained from any two of the electrodes of each of said two bioelectrode pads; and a body motion noise removing circuit for removing the low frequency components of the body motion noise signal of each of said two bioelectrode pads from the electrocardiac source signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: NIPRO CORPORATION, HARDA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Masahide Harada
  • Publication number: 20180220935
    Abstract: A triaxial acceleration sensor and a triaxial angular rate sensor are mounted on each of the lower limb portions on both sides of one joint among joints constituting a part of one lower limb of a subject. The acceleration and angular rate of each lower limb portion are measured by the triaxial acceleration sensor and triaxial angular rate sensor while the subject is walking. The orientations of each lower limb portion while walking are calculated on the basis of the measured acceleration and angular rate. A three-dimensional model including the motion trajectory of one joint is constructed by linking the lower limb portions in the calculated orientation to each other. The angle formed by the acceleration vector of one joint when the heel strikes the ground to the movement trajectory in the sagittal plane is calculated as a gait parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicants: NIPRO CORPORATION, HARADA ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru TADANO, Ryo TAKEDA, Harukazu TOHYAMA, Yoshihiko SANO, Masahide HARADA
  • Patent number: 10017135
    Abstract: A branching structure for connecting a branch harness to a main line harness, includes connection terminals configured to electrically connect branch lines of the branch harness to main lines of the main line harness respectively, a terminal block on which the connection terminals are supported, and fasteners that respectively fasten the connection terminals onto the terminal block. Each of the connection terminals has a belt-shaped wound portion to be wound around a corresponding one of the main lines. The wound portion is fastened by a corresponding one of the fasteners so that both ends of the wound portion come closer to each other and a center portion of the wound portion tightens around the main line so as to be brought into surface contact with a bar conductor of the main line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Tsukamoto, Shingo Kambara, Yoshihiko Sano, Motoko Hara, Takashi Okawa, Mai Shimizu, Satoshi Saitou, Akihiro Takagi, Masahiro Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20180180541
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SANO, Masahide HARADA
  • Patent number: 9986920
    Abstract: In a blood pressure information measurement device cuff, a first flexion point and a second flexion point at which a curvature radius changes are provided in a curler, and a straight line-shaped connection portion is provided between the first flexion point and the second flexion point so as to be located inside a curve formed by extending a first curved portion and a second curved portion that are located at the ends of the curler at the first flexion point and the second flexion point, according to the respective curvatures. Through this, it is possible to provide a blood pressure information measurement device cuff, and a blood pressure information measurement device provided with such a cuff, that can reduce error in a blood pressure measurement by reducing errors in changes in the volume of a fluid bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Hideaki Yoshida, Minoru Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20180118138
    Abstract: A branching structure for connecting a branch harness to a main line harness, includes connection terminals configured to electrically connect branch lines of the branch harness to main lines of the main line harness respectively, a terminal block on which the connection terminals are supported, and fasteners that respectively fasten the connection terminals onto the terminal block. Each of the connection terminals has a belt-shaped wound portion to be wound around a corresponding one of the main lines. The wound portion is fastened by a corresponding one of the fasteners so that both ends of the wound portion come closer to each other and a center portion of the wound portion tightens around the main line so as to be brought into surface contact with a bar conductor of the main line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Masashi Tsukamoto, Shingo Kambara, Yoshihiko Sano, Motoko Hara, Takashi Okawa, Mai Shimizu, Satoshi Saitou, Akihiro Takagi, Masahiro Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9901264
    Abstract: A blood pressure information measurement device cuff includes a fluid bladder, an outer cover, a first loop-shaped ring, and a second loop-shaped ring. The first loop-shaped ring is provided closer to one end portion of the outer cover than the position where the fluid bladder is located, and has an insertion hole for passing through and bending back another end portion of the outer cover. The second loop-shaped ring is provided on a front surface of the outer cover, and has an insertion hole for passing through the other end portion of the outer cover that has been passed through the first loop-shaped ring. According to the blood pressure information measurement device cuff, it is possible to repeatedly recreate the same fitted state with ease when the cuff is fitted to a measurement area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Reiji Fujita, Yoshihiko Sano, Minoru Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20180043141
    Abstract: Provided is 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/or a reinforcement member on the balloon. The balloon catheter includes a shaft and an expandable/contractible balloon on the distal end side of the shaft, with an additional structure having a prescribed pattern being formed through electroforming or the like directly onto an inner circumferential surface and/or an outer circumferential surface of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SANO, Yasushi OOYAMA, Katsuhiro HIEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20180015260
    Abstract: Provided is a guide wire having a novel structure, with which it is possible to improve production efficiency and to effectively prevent large irregularities from forming on an outer circumferential surface of a core wire. Further provided is a guide wire having a novel structure, with which it is possible to more meticulously set bending rigidity to a distal end portion thereof. In a guide wire having a coil externally mounted about a distal end portion of a core wire, a proximal end portion of the coil is integrally joined to the core wire during formation of the coil. Furthermore, in a guide wire having a coil externally mounted about a distal end portion of a core wire, a cross-sectional shape of a wire that constitutes the coil varies in a lengthwise direction of the coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SANO, Katsuhiro HIEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20180000373
    Abstract: A myoelectric sensor for detecting myoelectric signals which accompany body movement includes: a wearing band that is elastic, expandable, and circular, and that is worn around a limb to surround the limb tightly; myoelectric detection units a plurality of which are disposed in the circumferential direction on the wearing band with intervals therebetween so as to cause each of a plurality of myoelectric detection electrodes to be in close contact with the surface of the limb, and which detect myoelectric signals from corresponding positions on the limb using the myoelectric detection electrodes; and connection cables that electrically connect mutually adjacent myoelectric detection units and thereby transmit the myoelectric signals. The connection cables each include a bent portion, the bent shape of which changes in response to changes in the distance between the mutually adjacent myoelectric detection units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Shigeru TADANO, Yoshihiko SANO, Masahide HARADA
  • Patent number: 9764123
    Abstract: A needle-less connector includes a housing having a drug solution flow path, and an elastic valve body. An end surface of the housing on a side of a tip end opening of the drug solution flow path constitutes a protruding support surface whose center section protrudes and slopes in a direction of a foot, and the elastic valve body is superposed onto the protruding support surface in a state of close contact therewith. Insertion of a male luer into a slit of the elastic valve body causes expanding deformation of the elastic valve body along the protruding support surface. A flexion section is formed on a sloped surface of the protruding support surface, and the sloped surface has different tilt angles on a foot section side and on a crest section side of the flexion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Hiroshi Matsuo, Ken Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20170156603
    Abstract: A flow rate control apparatus includes a flow rate detection unit that detects the flow rate of a fluid flowing through a solenoid valve, a correlation storage unit that stores a correlation between a flow start point voltage at which the fluid starts to flow through a sample solenoid valve, which has substantially the same characteristic as the solenoid valve, and a limit voltage at which the sample solenoid valve is fully open, and a control unit that, when starting control of the flow rate of the fluid, changes the driving voltage of the solenoid valve, obtains the driving voltage at a time when the start of flowing of the fluid is detected as the flow start point voltage, and uses the correlation for the sample solenoid valve to set the driving voltage of the solenoid valve within a range between the flow start point voltage and the limit voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Toshihiko Ogura, Yoshihiko Sano, Takeshi Kubo, Gaku Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20170158919
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a sheet for application to a road surface, a floor, or a wall surface of which following properties to a pasted road surface, a pasted floor, or a pasted wall surface are excellent, and of which strength is excellent and a set for forming a sheet for application to a road surface, a floor, or a wall surface, which can easily form the sheet. The sheet for application to a road surface, a floor, or a wall surface according to the invention has a pressure sensitive adhesive layer; a base material layer that is in contact with the pressure sensitive adhesive layer and of which a tensile elastic modulus is 150 MPa or less; and a protective layer of which a tensile elastic modulus is 1,000 MPa or greater, in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Masahiko NORITSUNE, Toshiyuki KATAGIRI, Yoshihiko SANO
  • Patent number: 9642548
    Abstract: An electrode pad for use on a living organism can measure an electrocardiographic signal without being hindered by body-motion noise. The electrode pad is attached to the skin of the living organism, detects an electrical signal, and supplies the electrical signal to an electrocardiograph. The electrode pad for use on a living organism is characterized by the provision of a mesh-like electrode that extends along the skin, a conductive gel sheet that is layered on top of the electrode and extends along the surface of the skin, and a soft protective sheet that covers the layered electrode and conductive gel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: NIPRO CORPORATION, HARADA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Masahide Harada
  • Patent number: 9562858
    Abstract: A fluid concentration measuring device measures the concentration of a fluid flowing through a duct having a light-transmissive, deformable duct wall. The device includes a light source; a light receiving element which receives the light, which passed through the wall of the duct and the fluid inside the duct, and outputs a signal indicating the intensity of the light; light path distance setting means and fluid concentration output means which obtains a plurality of relational expressions, which indicate the relation between the light intensity and the fluid concentration when the light from the light supply part is received by the light receiving part over each of the light path distances, and obtains the fluid concentration from the light intensity at the light receiving part based on the relational expressions for the plurality of light path distances and outputs the fluid concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignees: Nipro Corporation, Harada Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Masahide Harada
  • Patent number: 9554711
    Abstract: A sphygmomanometer includes an expandable/contractable air bag supplied with air; a bag-shaped cover body for accommodating the air bag and for attaching the air bag to a site to be measured; an expansion and contraction mechanism for expanding and contracting the air bag; and a power supply unit arranged in the bag-shaped cover body. The power supply unit includes a battery for supplying driving power to the expansion and contraction mechanism, and a non-contact power reception unit for receiving power for charging the battery. The non-contact power reception unit is supplied with power through an electromagnetic inductive action from a non-contact power transmission unit arranged in a non-contact state with the non-contact power reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Ariga, Yoshihiko Sano
  • Patent number: D775612
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sano