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: 7611468
    Abstract: In wrapping a blood pressure measurement cuff enclosing therein a bladder, which is inflated when supplied with air, around a region for measurement, first, a predetermined amount of air is supplied to the bladder and then enclosed therein. Then, the blood pressure measurement cuff is wrapped around the region for measurement of a subject for the purpose of measuring his/her blood pressure. During this wrapping process, relative variations in the pressure in the bladder are sequentially detected. The time period in which the detection results indicate that the variation has not reached a predetermined threshold value, the wrapping proceeds. When the detection results indicate that the variation has reached the predetermined threshold value, the wrapping is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Inoue, Yoshihiko Sano, Takahide Tanaka, Yukiya Sawanoi, Minoru Taniguchi, Hiroya Nakanishi, Takefumi Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20090270830
    Abstract: A bottle-type blow-molded plastic infusion container that can be set in an upright position. When liquid is discharged from the container, almost no dead space occurs in shoulder and bottom portions (required amount of air to be placed in the container to remove residual liquid is less). The blow-molded container has a mouth section (1), a neck section (2), the shoulder section (3), a barrel section (4), and the bottom section (5). The barrel section (4) has a pair of broad side faces (41, 41) and a pair of narrow side faces (42, 42). The bottom section (5) is formed in a shape symmetrical about a longitudinal axis of the bottom section (5) and bent inward in a V shape. Further, the shoulder section (3) has a pair of broad side faces (31, 31) and a pair of narrow side faces (32, 32). In the narrow side faces (32, 32) are formed grooves (33, 33) symmetrical about a longitudinal axis and bent inward in a V shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: NIPRO CORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Hitoshi Futagawa, Toshihiro Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20090241970
    Abstract: A drape for clean operation is a flexible bag-shaped structure for maintaining a substantially closed operating space around an operation site. The bag-shaped structure comprises a bottom wall 1 and a transparent top wall 2 and has a closed proximal end 100a and a closed distal end 100b. The bottom wall 1 is provided with at least one operation site-revealing opening 3 close to the proximal end, and the top wall 2 is provided with at least one pair of hand insertion parts 4 at a position close to the operation site-revealing opening 3 to allow the physician to aseptically insert the hands into the operating space, and a closed, openable and closable medical device supply port 5 for supplying medical devices required for operations at a position away from the operation site-revealing opening 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Katoh, Masao Horie, Yoshihiko Sano, Yasushi Ohyama, Norihiko Furuta
  • Publication number: 20090163823
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus controls a winding mechanism in parallel with increase or decrease of a pressure of a measuring fluid bladder after the measuring fluid bladder is wound around a measurement region. Therefore, a change in a winding state of the measuring fluid bladder is prevented. Additionally, measurement accuracy is improved by keeping compliance of the measuring fluid bladder constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihisa Takahashi, Yoshihiko Sano, Shingo Yamashita, Takahide Tanaka, Yukiya Sawanoi, Tomonori Inoue, Takashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20090124913
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a plurality of mechanisms compressing a cuff, and the mechanisms are separately controlled. Therefore, a stable measurement attitude is maintained irrespective of a circumference or a shape of an upper arm. Compression degrees are separately controlled, whereby a pressure can evenly be applied to the cuff to improve a compression force acting on an artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Yamashita, Akihisa Takahashi, Yoshihiko Sano
  • Publication number: 20080056778
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a belt-rotating unit, a meandering-correction unit, and an attach-detach control unit. The belt-rotating unit rotates an endless belt. The meandering-correction unit corrects meandering of the belt. The attach-detach control unit relatively moves the belt and an abutting member such that a surface of the belt abuts against or detaches from the abutting member. The surface of the belt is abutted against the abutting member before the belt attains a constant rotating speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Satoru Tao, Yoshihiko Sano
  • Publication number: 20080033309
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement device includes a fixed main body unit and a removable display unit. The main body unit includes a cuff mounted on a region for measurement of a living body, a control unit including a CPU for measuring a blood pressure with adjusting a pressure of the cuff, and a main body operation unit operated by a subject to externally provide instructions for a measurement operation of the control unit. The display unit includes a display memory storing data of the measurement with the control unit, a display portion displaying measurement data in the display memory, and a display operation unit operated by a subject to externally provide instructions for a display operation of the display portion. A measurement result stored in the display memory of the removable display unit can be displayed on the display portion by operating the display operation unit when the display unit is removed from the main body unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Takefumi Nakanishi, Takahide Tanaka, Yukiya Sawanoi, Kenji Eda, Minoru Taniguchi, Hiroya Nakanishi, Tomonori Inoue, Tetsuya Nakada
  • Patent number: 7323007
    Abstract: To provide a lumen-friendly, flexible stent which is excellent in trackability to lumens (thus, it is able to pass through the three-dimensionally meandering lumens), substantially free from shortening (shortening of the length), uniformly expandable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Nipro Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sano
  • Publication number: 20080013341
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical functional sheet and a display device that are capable of keeping a given degree or more of front luminance and are capable of substantially reducing brightness nonuniformity. To this end, the optical functional sheet has a base 3, and prisms 4 arranged in a lattice pattern on at least one surface 3a of the base 3, wherein each of the prisms 4 has two bottoms L1 parallel to a first direction D1, two first inclined surfaces S1 that are inclined so as to face each other, two bottoms L2 parallel to a second direction D2 that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction D1, and two second inclined surfaces S2 that are inclined so as to face each other, and the area Ss2 of one of the second inclined surfaces S2 to the sum S2s1 of the areas of the two first inclined surfaces S1, or the area Ss1 of one of the first inclined surfaces S1 to the sum S2s2 of the areas of the two second inclined surfaces S2 is more than 0.5 times to 2.5 times or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Hideo Nagano, Ryuichi Katsumoto, Makoto Koike, Aya Kuwata
  • Patent number: 7316653
    Abstract: A blood pressure monitor includes a main unit casing placed on a table, a living body insert portion casing of an approximately cylindrical shape, positioned on the main unit casing in a non-use state and having a cuff arranged on its inner peripheral surface, the cuff having a hollow portion to which an upper arm of a subject is inserted, and a connection mechanism for connecting the living body insert portion casing with the main unit casing in a movable manner such that, upon application of the cuff to the subject, the living body insert portion casing can move to come closer to the subject than the main unit casing. Thus, a blood pressure monitor provided with an automatic cuff winding mechanism enabling measurement of blood pressure with high accuracy, not giving unnecessary pain to the subject, and allowing measurement with an unconstrained posture can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Takefumi Nakanishi, Takahide Tanaka, Minoru Taniguchi, Tomonori Inoue, Hiroya Nakanishi, Yukiya Sawanoi
  • Publication number: 20080003031
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus includes: a gate member configured to selectively block a sheet conveyance path thereby providing a structure against which to locate a leading edge of a sheet of an image-bearing medium; resist rollers provided upstream in a sheet conveyance direction vis-à-vis the gate member and configured to convey the sheet downstream to the gate member in the sheet conveyance direction; a detector provided downstream in the sheet conveyance direction vis-à-vis the gate member and configured to detect misalignment at an edge portion of the sheet in a sheet width direction perpendicular to the sheet conveyance direction; a moving mechanism, including a motor, configured to move the resist rollers in the sheet width direction; and a controller configured to change control the moving mechanism by changing a drive mode and a rotation speed of the motor in accordance with a sheet misalignment amount detected by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Kiyomi Tsuchiya, Nobuyuki Furuya, Yoshihiko Sano, Takayuki Muneyasu, Takeshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 7272539
    Abstract: Unique representation, such as music or image full of originality, is generated in relation to a specific data sequence such as a telephone number. A music generation server 10 is provided with a material table TA in which material data associated with music phrases are provided in correspondence with the digits of the telephone number and the numerals thereof given at the respective digits, and such server is connected to a user's terminal, such as a PC 50 or a cellular phone 56. When a specific data acquisition program 30 is executed to acquire a telephone number as a specific data sequence from a user, a material data extraction program 32 is executed to make reference to the foregoing material table TA and extract therefrom a particular material data MD corresponding to the acquired telephone number. Then, a generation program 34 is executed to arrange such material data MD in a predetermined order and thereby generate one completed piece of music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sano
  • Patent number: 7250030
    Abstract: A cuff for a blood pressure monitor is provided with an air bag including a first bag member located outside and a second bag member located inside in the thickness direction when fitted on a living body. The first and second bag members have first and second inflated/deflated spaces, respectively. The second bag member is formed by laying a single-layer resin sheet on the surface on the living body side of the first bag member and by melting and bonding its rim to the surface. A bonded portion of the first bag member with the resin sheet is positioned inner than each end in the width direction of the first inflated/deflated space. Thus, a cuff for a blood pressure monitor fabricated with ease and at low cost, exhibiting high pressing performance and high avascularization performance, and suitable for reduction of cuff width can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Hiroshi Kishimoto, Hiromichi Karo, Yoshinori Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 7250042
    Abstract: A thrombus suction catheter which is a tube having a distal end opening formed by an angled cut surface. In the distal end opening, at least a part on the proximal end side of the cut surface is formed in a concave shape in an angled direction, and the distal end side of the cut surface is formed to be flat and flexible. With the distal end configuration, suction and crossing are significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Nipro Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Kataishi, Satoru Mori, Yoshihiko Sano, Toshihiro Kikuchi, Takaaki Isshiki
  • Publication number: 20070144871
    Abstract: A belt-conveyor device includes a detecting unit that detects a belt position in a width direction of the endless belt for a plurality of times within more than a cycle of the endless belt, the width direction being a direction orthogonal to direction of travel of the endless belt; an average calculating unit that calculates an average belt position from the belt positions detected by the detecting unit; a storing unit that stores therein a plural sets of correction values and belt positions; and a meander correcting unit that corrects meander of the endless belt based on a correction value that corresponds with the average belt position in the storing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Satoru Tao, Yoshihiko Sano, Susumu Saito, Shunichi Oohara, Nobuyuki Furuya
  • Patent number: 7182732
    Abstract: Provide is a blood pressure meter cuff capable of avoiding an influence of an edge effect by pressurizing only a portion of a blood vessel in the downward vicinity of the body surface to thereby measure a correct blood pressure. A blood pressure meter cuff 1 includes: a fluid bag into which a fluid is injected; and a fixing tool fixing the fluid bag on a limb of a human body or the like, wherein a width in the axial direction of the limb, of the fluid bag is a value suitable for selectively pressurizing only a portion of a blood vessel present in the downward vicinity of the skin. In a case where pressurization is imposed on only a portion of the radial artery present in the downward vicinity of the body surface and adjacent to a radial styloid process of a wrist, a width, in the axial direction of a limb, of the fluid bag is set to 15 mm or more and 25 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Shirasaki, Yoshihiko Sano, Toshio Ohtani, Tomonori Inoue
  • Publication number: 20070010869
    Abstract: A flexible stent with excellent trackability and expandability comprises a plurality of radially expandable annular members 1 arranged in an axial direction thereof, and connecting elements 2 for connecting adjoining two annular members 1, adjoining annular members 1, 1 being connected by one or more of the connecting elements 2. The annular members 1 are radially expandable and each annular member 1 comprises two waved elements 11, 12 that repeatedly meander in parallel with or substantially parallel with each other and are coupled by coupling elements 13 at intermediate portions between wave crests and wave troughs of the waved elements 11, 12. The stent is excellent in trackability, which in turn makes it possible to pass through three-dimensionally meandering lumens. The stent is excellent in radial strength, substantially free from shortening and easy to provide a lateral hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sano
  • Publication number: 20070005123
    Abstract: The stent of the present invention is a tubular member comprising annular members 1 arranged in a longitudinal direction thereof for keeping a body lumen open, and one or more connecting elements 2 for connecting longitudinally adjoining two annular members 1, 1 with one another. Each annular member 1 comprises first annular member elements 11 and second annular member elements 12 which are alternately jointed together in the circumferential direction of the annular member 1. The annular members 1 are expandable in the radial direction thereof. The stent is flexible and excellent in trackability to lumens, thus making it possible to allow the stent to pass through the three-dimensionally meandering lumens. The stent is substantially free from shortening and makes it possible to provide the stent with a lateral hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20060289280
    Abstract: A belt conveyor includes: an endless belt that is looped over a plurality of rollers, the plurality of rollers including a drive roller and a meandering correction roller; a drive unit that rotates the drive roller to drive the endless belt; a meandering correction unit that adjusts an inclination of the meandering correction roller to correct meandering of the endless belt in a width direction thereof; a plurality of position detection units that detect positions of the endless belt in the width direction thereof and output detection signals; and a meandering correction control unit that selectively uses the detection signals from the plurality of detection units to control the meandering correction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: RICOH PRINTING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Furuya, Yoshihiko Sano
  • Patent number: 7153270
    Abstract: A device for securing a living body by pressing includes a living body pressing air bag, a curled elastic member of an approximately cylindrical shape, disposed on the outside of the living body pressing air bag and changeable in size in a radial direction, and a curled elastic member pressing air bag, disposed on the outside of the curled elastic member and inflated to press an outer peripheral surface of the curled elastic member inward to reduce a diameter of the curled elastic member, to thereby press the living body pressing air bag against the living body via the curled elastic member. This can provide a living body pressing and securing device provided with a novel automatic cuff winding mechanism that can simplify and downsize the winding mechanism, hardly causes skin tension on the body surface, and ensures uniform winding strength over the entire surface of the pressed site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Minoru Taniguchi, Takahide Tanaka, Takefumi Nakanishi, Tomonori Inoue, Hiroya Nakanishi, Yukiya Sawanoi