Muscle Training with Power Ball

  • 2020年11月11日

#intellectual property #patent #utility model

There have been less opportunities to do exercise or muscle training, I purchased an easy-to-use training equipment.
It is called a “Power Ball” or “Wrist Ball” and is used by holding with one hand.

It has a double structure of a ball and an outer ball that wraps it, and after winding a power spring to start the ball, turning the wrist to match the rotation of the ball will increase the number of rotations of the ball. , The gyro effect creates a force that causes the outer ball to move. By countering that force, you can strengthen your muscles.

Depending on how you hold it, you can train from your fingertips to your upper arm, but unlike training equipment such as dumbbells, you can train without overloading your muscles. Because it is small, there is no need to worry about the storage space. There is also a function to change the color and emit light according to the number of rotations, and to display the number of rotations and rotation speed.

When I opened the attached instruction manual, there was the word “patent”.

I haven’t seen many products with numbers lined up by country. It seems that 3 cases are registered in Japan. When I searched for Japanese numbers on J-PatPat, all three were registered as utility models. (Syszo)

Empty can satellite

  • 2020年11月06日


Hello. It’s Swimmer.
I saw the news that there was a lecture of which a camera and a sensor were attached to a can of drinking water, dropped it from the drone, and see if it works properly.
It seems this was a preparation for a high school student tournament, expected to be held in Fukui prefecture in November of this year, where they will compete for the performance of their own artificial satellites.
The gadgets were made with easily available materials, and the experiment site was the school playground. It became a challenge for them to think themselves and make efforts to get the results. It was very fun and interesting news.
Previously, satellites flying from town factories to space were talked about, but I hope that the dreams of young people who look to science that will lead to patented technology that enriches our lives will grow greatly.

Reference news
High school students make artificial satellite with empty cans

Magical foot cover

  • 2020年10月21日


I don’t feel comfortable with stockings, so I use foot covers especially during the hot seasons. The foot cover I bought the other day said “patented” in Japan.

When I looked up the patents of Gunze Co., Ltd., the company that sold these foot covers on J-PlatPat, there were several patents related to foot covers. I didn’t know which patent was the foot cover I bought because the patent number wasn’t written on the product label, but I felt once again that the efforts of these companies support a comfortable daily life. (Marron)

At Gacha Gacha no Mori

  • 2020年10月07日


“Gacha Gacha no Mori”, which was newly opened in Asunal Kanayama in front of Kanayama Central Station, is a capsule-toy-specialized store with many capsule toy machines piled up.

From popular character mascots to things you would be surprised to find as a toy, there are more capsule toys than you can imagine, such as miniature figures, and you will be thrilled just by looking at them.
Usually, there is a box to return empty capsules, so I looked around and found it!

It’s a simple mechanism of inserting an empty capsule from the capsule inlet, rolling three slopes and dropping it into the collection box that seems to be installed inside, but it is playful and makes you want to insert the capsule. Put unnecessary paper and plastics in another slot and roll the capsule. This makes sorting fun and easy, and easy processing after collection. With this system, there is only merit for both the customer and the shop assistant.

And there it was! The word “patent application is in processing” is in the upper right corner of the recycling box!
Japanese Patent Application No. 2020-116620
From the application number, it seems that the application was made around July this year. Since it has not been published yet, I cannot see the contents of the invention on J-PlatPat, but I am interested in what kind of patent application it is.
By the way, the goods that I got of Gacha Gacha are not disclosed ♪ (Cacao)

Smoked Olive Oil

  • 2020年09月18日


Hello. This is Hiro.
Following on from the previous article, I will introduce another olive oil-related product.
This olive oil is added a smoked scent by patented technology (Patent No. 4783463: a method for smoking liquid and its device).

I tried it on tofu with soy sauce on top.

The smoked aroma spread in my mouth and it was very delicious. I felt it was a taste for adults that goes well with alcohol.

The contents of this patent can be checked at the link below (J-PlatPat).
Patent No. 4783463 (Click “English” on top right corner)

Reference:kazusa-smoke “patented technology for smoking liquid” (Japanese)

Chicken Ramen

  • 2020年09月07日

#patent #trademark

Today, August 25th is the day of the birth of chicken ramen and the anniversary of instant ramen. Invented by Momofuku Ando, the founder of NISSIN FOODS, the world’s first instant noodle “Chicken Ramen” was launched on August 25, 1958.

Initially, it seemed that sales were not active due to the high price setting, but when similar products and counterfeit products began to appear in the early 1960s, Nissin Foods tried to maintain their brand by causing a lawsuit for their trademark and patent registration.
At the same time, the licensing of the acquired patent was described in the NHK morning drama “Manpuku” broadcast from 2018 to 2019.

In the simple search of J-PlatPat, if you search for “Chicken Ramen” as a keyword, 2 patents and 16 trademarks will come up.
Also, try searching for keywords such as “instant noodles”. (Syszo)

Wikipedia: Chicken Ramen (English)
Wikipedia: Momofuku Ando (English)

U.F.O. and UFO

  • 2020年08月11日

#patent #trademark

[U.F.O.=Product name of Nisshin Yakisoba]
“U.F.O.” is the brand name for cup fried noodles, which has been a huge hit since its release in Japan in 1976. U is for “umai” which means delicious, F is for “futoi(thick) noodles”, and O is for “ookii(big) container”. The logo on the container is registered under Japanese Trademark Registration No. 5971287 (designated product: printed matter, calendar).

[UFO=unidentified flying object]
 Let’s change the story and introduce a case of the Intellectual Property High Court concerning “UFO”.
The “detailed description of the invention” in the patent specification must be clearly and sufficiently described so that a person skilled in the art can carry out the invention. This is called “enablement requirement”. A patent application (Japanese Unexamined Patent Application Publication No. 2015-145675) having “UFO flight device based on UFO flight principle” as the title of the invention describes in detail description of the invention by those skilled in the art to produce “UFO flight device”. In addition, it received a decision of refusal in the examination as it was not clearly and sufficiently described so that it could be used. On the other hand, the applicant has filed a lawsuit for canceling the trial decision (case number of filing of action JP2019-10122), but the Intellectual Property High Court rejected the request based on the following judgment (decision made on February 4, 2020 ). “… The “UFO flight device” of the present invention can change its speed without receiving any external force or changing its mass… Momentum… It violates the law of conservation, and also violates the law of action-reaction. “

In modern science and technology, it can be said that it is impossible to produce and use a “UFO flight device”. (Conan)

What is intellectual property?

  • 2020年07月16日

#intellectual property #patent #trademark

Many people may have heard the words “patent” and “trademark”, but I think not many people actually get a sense of “intellectual property”. On the Japan Patent Attorneys Association website (, intellectual property is explained; “For ideas and creations created by human intellectual activities, there is something that has a wealth of value, and those things are collectively called “intellectual property.” Patents and trademarks are included in intellectual property.
If you are interested, please see the link above for more detailed explanations with examples. (Runner)

Patent Office’s Patent

  • 2020年06月25日

#patent #trademark

In May, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced that it had acquired a patent right for a patent document search system.
The Patent Office has obtained a patent!? I was personally very surprised.
The inventors are seven examiners of the JPO, and the applicant is the Commissioner of the JPO because it is an employee invention.
There was no precedent of the patent right by the Patent Office.
A trademark application (domestic/international) has also been made for the system “ADPAS”, and it has already been registered internationally.
However, there were precedents for trademark rights by the Japan Patent Office.

We hope that this system will be used to efficiently search the vast number of patent documents in the world and to ensure stable and speedy and high-quality examination.
If you are interested in what kind of invention the ADPAS is, search on J-PlatPat! (Cacao)

[Title] Management system and management method
[PATENT NUMBER] Patent No. 6691280
[Patent holder] Commissioner of the Patent Office

(This picture was quoted from the website of the Ministry of Land,Infrastructure and Tourism.)

Olive Pasta

  • 2020年05月27日


 Hello. This is Hiro.
 I found a patent number (No.5180993) on the package of pasta that I was given as a souvenir.

 The dry pasta noodles, before boiling, have two grooves extending in the longitudinal direction on the front surface and one on the back surface. Because of this structure, the end-surface (cross section) of the noodle has substantially a W shape as it is shown in Fig.1 of Patent No. 5180993.

 The grooves remained firmly on the noodles after cooking.

 The noodles kneaded with olive oil were chewy, and it was very delicious because the sauce was entwined well with the grooved noodles.

 If you are interested in the content of this patent, please refer to the following J-PlatPat link.
 Patent No. 5180993 (Noodles manufacturing method)
Click English on the top right of the page.