Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Moonray Kojima
  • Patent number: 7125710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus for measuring the genetic sequence of electrically charged biopolymers by means of hybridization. The measuring apparatus comprises a container that contains a biopolymer and can be removed from the apparatus, and electrodes that apply an electric field to the container and are electrically insulated from the container. When an electric field is applied to the container, suspended biopolymeric molecules are attracted toward the positive electrode, thus increasing the speed of hybridization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takeo Tanaami
  • Patent number: 7082440
    Abstract: An image processing system having a server which applies image processing to a medical image sent by a subscriber via a generally available network, such as the “internet”, and sends the results of the image processing back to that subscriber or to another subscriber as instructed upon verification of the legitimacy of the instructions. In this manner, the processing load is reduced and medical images are made more readily and easily accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ogino, Toshihito Shiraishi, Toshio Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 7061651
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing an image processing method for properly performing filtering, a local region is defined containing a pixel of interest in an original image (504); pixel groups are defined in the region in a plurality of modes (506); a pixel group mode which best fits a structure of the original image in the local region is selected (508, 510); and an average pixel value of the pixel group which contains the pixel of interest is used as a new pixel value for the pixel of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ogino
  • Patent number: 7043065
    Abstract: For the purpose of accurately calculating the average value M of original complex observed signals S from an absolute-value image produced by the complex observed signals S, in Step A1, the average value Ma of pixel values |S| of the absolute-value image in a local region is calculated by: Ma=?|S|/k, wherein the number of pixels in the local region is represented as k. In Step A2, the average value M of the original complex observed signals S is calculated by the following equation: M=?·ƒ?1 (Ma/?), wherein ƒ?1 (Ma/?) is an inverse function of the function Ma/?=ƒ(M/?) represented as: Ma/?=??{|M/?+(X+iY)|exp{?(X2+Y2)/2}/2?}dX dY.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: GE Medical Systembs Global Technology Company, LLC.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ogino
  • Patent number: 6985613
    Abstract: For the purpose of enhancing a difference between pixels relating to a substantial structure in an image and other pixels, with each pixel constituting an image defined as a pixel of interest, the variance of pixel values is determined in a local region to which the pixel of interest belongs (508); and the pixel value of the pixel of interest is maintained when the variance of pixel values is significantly larger than the variance of noise, otherwise the pixel value of the pixel of interest is suppressed (510, 512).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ogino
  • Patent number: 6980977
    Abstract: An information delivery system having a service section; a plurality of nodes connected to the service section through a network and allocated with specific addresses that are unique within the network; and terminal devices for system users connected to the service section and the plurality of nodes through the network; wherein the service section acquires profile data of each node user through each node and analyzes the person profile data in order to mediate between each node user and each system user according to the profile data to help exchange information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignees: Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Internode INC
    Inventors: Tetsuo Hoshi, Joji Murakami, Masahiro Ibaragi, Kazuya Kubo, Jun Murai, Masaki Minami, Takeo Kuwabara, Masaaki Yonezawa, Tsutomu Sano
  • Patent number: 6973103
    Abstract: A communication control system and method comprising, in one embodiment, a plurality of strobe signals are generated at different timings in a transmission circuit and a plurality of latch circuits equal to the number of strobe signals are provided in a receiver circuit so that data is retained in each latch circuit using the strobe signals one at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Hayashi, Hideo Matsukawa, Toyoaki Yokoi
  • Patent number: 6955881
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mass producing biochips quickly and easily, wherein a plurality of DNA molecules are amplified using a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) method and transcribing the amplified DNA molecule to other substrates by contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takeo Tanaami
  • Patent number: 6933934
    Abstract: In order to perform precise time-gain control using a small manual setting device, one of two-dimensional coordinates of a position on a surface of a tablet pointer 215 which an external object touches is defined as a coordinate on a time axis, and the other as a coordinate on a gain axis; and the time gain is controlled based on the two-dimensional coordinates. In order to provide an ultrasonic imaging apparatus that responds to the requirement for both portability and versatility, the ultrasonic imaging apparatus comprises a portable imaging apparatus 100 comprising ultrasonic imaging means, and a support apparatus 500 which comprises supporting means for supporting extension of functions of the imaging apparatus, and which is electrically connected to and mechanically joined to the imaging apparatus so that it can be removably combined with the imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventor: Shinichi Amemiya
  • Patent number: 6915180
    Abstract: The present invention solves the quality control problems that exist in manufacturing equipment for sheet form products, that is, although the position correspondence between actuators and measuring points has been measured and switched for every raw material recipe, it takes a lot of time and effort and if the position correspondence shifts during machine operation, the position correspondence must be measured again by measuring step responses. According to the present invention, the position correspondence, interference width, and process gain of a process model are modified so that the deviation between the process model and the measured profile is minimized by inputting the manipulated variable of the actuators to the process model. This position correspondence is also set to a cross direction controller that outputs the manipulated variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electronic Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6912302
    Abstract: With the objective of suppressing the adverse effect of residual magnetization caused by encode ordering, twelve encode points are defined as a first segment in order of decreasing distances from a center Cyz of a K space, twelve encode points are next defined as a second segment in order of decreasing distances from the center Cyz, and twelve encode points are defined as a third segment in order of decreasing distances from the center Cyz subsequently to it. Serial numbers are sequentially assigned to the encode points of the first, second, third and fourth quadrants in the first, second and third segments in order of decreasing distances from the center Cyz. Serial numbers are assigned subsequently in a manner similar to the above. Furthermore, the K space is encoded in order of the serial numbers to collect data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sato, Susumu Kosugi
  • Patent number: 6904331
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized in that in a simulation for predicting a steam pressure setpoint after grade change, an initial moisture percentage is evaluated from differences between bone-dry basis weights and between machine speeds before and after grade change; the bone-dry coated weight of a size is evaluated from the flow rate and concentration thereof; and then the dryer inlet moisture percentage of a web after a size press is calculated from the coated weight. Thus, the invention intends to improve the quality of products through precise dryer control, as well as reduce the time required for grade change, by precisely predicting the web's initial moisture percentage at the dryer inlet after grade change and precisely and quickly controlling dryer steam pressure during grade change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Sasaki, Kenichiro Yahiro, Takao Maruyama, Yoshitatsu Mori, Takahiro Ishizaki, Kenji Takao, Hirofumi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6904528
    Abstract: In order to assuredly prevent illegitimate duplication of a program by a simple technique, license information 304 is created as information in the form of a run-time read module in a data processing apparatus by a creation program that self-destructs after being executed, and a program 300 that is installed without the license information and is incomplete without the license information is executed with the license information 304 read during the execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: GE Yokogawa Medical Systems, Limited
    Inventor: Tatsuo Kawanaka
  • Patent number: 6885763
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing an image processing method for efficiently performing filtering, a local region containing a pixel of interest is defined in a plurality of modes in an original image (502); sequentially for the region in the plurality of modes, the variance of pixel values is obtained and a decision is made whether the value of the variance falls within a predetermined range (504, 506, 508 512, 514); and an image is produced using as a new pixel value for the pixel of interest an average value of pixel values of the region for which the value of the variance first falls within the range (508, 510, 524).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ogino
  • Patent number: 6813513
    Abstract: For the purpose of realizing a method for measuring, after stopping application of a gradient magnetic field, the residual magnetic field and a method for manufacturing a gradient coil by causing the characteristics of the residual magnetic fields, revealed by the measurement, to be reflected in it, a magnetically resonant sample is arranged at a measuring point on the surface of an imaginary sphere in a measuring space; a gradient magnetic field is applied to the measuring space; RF excitation is carried out after stopping the application of the gradient magnetic field to measure FID signals generated by the sample; the magnetic field intensity is calculated on the basis of a difference in differentials of the phases of the FID signals; and a magnetic field intensity is fitted into a spheric surface function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventor: Takao Goto
  • Patent number: D503869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Poking Industrial Company, LTD
    Inventor: Lam Po Hei
  • Patent number: D504277
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Poking Industrial Company, LTD
    Inventor: Lam Po Hei
  • Patent number: D505044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Poking Industrial Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Lam Po Hei
  • Patent number: D522803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Poking Industrial Company, Limited
    Inventor: Po-Hei Lam
  • Patent number: D523284
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Poking Industrial Company, Limited
    Inventor: Po-Hei Lam