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Yoshinori Fukuda, Steven B Heymsfield: Living body impedance measuring instrument and body composition measuring instrument. Tanita Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, May 21, 2002: US06393317 (23 worldwide citation)

High frequency current application electrodes are brought into contact with both hands, both feet, etc., which are extreme parts of a body in order to apply current to the parts of the body to be measured. Potential difference measuring electrodes are brought into contact with the parts to be measur ...


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Steven B Heymsfield, Michael J Sinclair: Measuring device. Beveridge DeGrandi Kline & Lunsford, March 17, 1981: US04257107 (15 worldwide citation)

A measuring device for measuring the value represented by an indication on a graph, chart, map, or the like, having a calibration scale. The measuring device can accommodate any calibration scale over a wide range. The measuring device includes a first member, having a first reference indication on ...


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Miyuki Kodama, Hitoshi Sato, Steven B Heymsfield: Method for determining basal metabolism. Tanita Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, November 12, 2002: US06480736 (13 worldwide citation)

Basal metabolism is determined by obtaining an age of a subject; determining fat-free mass of the subject; and calculating the basal metabolism of the subject using the determined fat-free mass and a reciprocal of the age. The basal metabolism can be calculated using the formula represented by BMR&e ...


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Kazuhiko Sakata, Miyuki Kodama, Hitoshi Sato, Steven B Heymsfield: Apparatus for measuring basal metabolism. Tanita Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, November 5, 2002: US06477409 (12 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for measuring basal metabolism includes a device to input individual data, for example an age of a subject; a device to measure bioelectrical impedance of the subject; a device for calculation of fat-free mass on the basis of the individual data and the impedance;, and a device for calc ...


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Heinz F Poppendiek, Cullen M Sabin, Steven B Heymsfield: Ventilator hood system for indirect calorimetry. Emory University, Frank E Mauritz, May 23, 1989: US04832042 (11 worldwide citation)

Ventilator hood systems for metabolic studies involving a study of the gases exhaled by a person uses suction to induce a flow of gases through a special hood construction which is loosely fitted over the head of the person when he is supported on his back and which serves to conduct a mixture of su ...


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Steven B Heymsfield, Tamotsu Iwabuchi, Miyuki Kodama: Method and apparatus for estimating body fat. Tanita Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, October 22, 2002: US06468209 (6 worldwide citation)

The body fat percentage for a person is estimated from the BMI of the person by employing a multiple regression analysis using the reciprocal of the BMI (1/BMI) as the independent variable. In other embodiments, potentially independent and easily obtained variables such as age, sex, and ethnicity ar ...


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Miyuki Kodama, Steven B Heymsfield: Method and system for estimating visceral fat area. Tanita Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, August 8, 2006: US07089052 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and a system for estimating visceral fat area (VFA) of a subject uses the product of the Xth power of a height value (Ht) and the Yth power of a fat mass value (FM), through a parameter expressed as FM/Ht2 or Ht2/FM, or by using an equation expressed as VFA=C11*FM/Ht2+C12*Age+C13, where eac ...


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Kazuhiko Sakata, Miyuki Kodama, Hitoshi Sato, Steven B Heymsfield: Apparatus for measuring basal metabolism. Mcdermott Will & Emery, April 4, 2002: US20020040197-A1

An apparatus for measuring basal metabolism includes a device to input individual data, for example an age of a subject; a device to measure bioelectrical impedance of the subject; a device for calculation of fat-free mass on the basis of the individual data and the impedance; and a device for calcu ...


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Miyuki Kodama, Steven B Heymsfield: Method and system for estimating visceral fat area. Tanita Corporation, McDERMOTT WILL & EMERY, September 1, 2005: US20050192509-A1

There is provided a method and/or a system for estimating a value indicating visceral fat area (VFA) of a subject, in which the estimation of the value indicating visceral fat area is performed by using the product of the Xth power of the height value (Ht) and the Yth power of a fat mass value (FM), ...