Patents Assigned to Hoya Corporation
  • Publication number: 20220369908
    Abstract: An object, for an endoscope apparatus having a non-contact type connector, is to provide an endoscope apparatus that allows downsizing the connector and maintaining a stable coupling state. The endoscope apparatus includes an endoscope and a processor. The endoscope includes a connector. The processor includes a slot into which the connector is inserted. The processor is coupled to the endoscope. The slot has a first length in a width direction intersecting with an insertion direction in which the connector is inserted and has a second length larger than the first length in the insertion direction. The slot includes a transmission coil for transmitting electric power on a side surface of the slot. The connector includes a reception coil that receives the electric power from the transmission coil on a side surface of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro KOMATSU
  • Patent number: 11500281
    Abstract: A reflective film coated substrate includes a substrate having two main surfaces opposite to each other and end faces connected to outer edges of the two main surfaces; and a reflective film formed on one of the main surfaces and extending onto at least part of the end faces. The reflective film on the main surface has a multilayer structure including low refractive index layers and high refractive index layers alternately formed. The reflective film which extends onto the end faces has a single-layer structure containing a first element higher in content than any other element in the low refractive index layers and a second element higher in content than any other element in the high refractive index layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hamamoto, Takashi Uchida
  • Patent number: 11497386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control element for an endoscopic device (A) with a retainer; at least one control wire, which can be moved back and forth in the longitudinal direction of the wire, for control purposes on the endoscopic device (A); a control wire tensioning element guided in the retainer, wherein the control wire is mounted in the control wire tensioning element; and a displacement force application device supported on the retainer, by means of the displacement force application device the control wire tensioning element can be moved relative to the retainer, in order to effect fine adjustment of the control wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Anh Minh Do
  • Patent number: 11490787
    Abstract: A leak tester of the present disclosure includes: an air pump for supplying air into the endoscope device; a pressure sensor that detects a pressure inside the endoscope device, and a control unit that controls operation of the air pump and the pressure sensor. The control unit executes: a first process of judging whether an internal pressure of the endoscope device has dropped by a first pressure value within a first time span after start of a wet test; a second process of judging whether the internal pressure has further dropped by a second pressure value different from the first pressure value within a second time span different from the first time span in a case where the internal pressure has dropped by the first pressure value in the first process; and a process of judging pass or fail in the wet test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ichiro Moritomo
  • Publication number: 20220351407
    Abstract: There is provided a program causing a computer to execute processing including: acquiring an endoscopic image of a subject from an endoscope; acquiring a three-dimensional medical image obtained by capturing an image of an internal body portion of the subject by means of X-ray CT, X-ray cone beam CT, MRI-CT, or an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus configured to capture a three-dimensional image of an internal body portion of the subject; generating a virtual endoscopic image reconfigured from the three-dimensional medical image, based on the acquired endoscopic image; calculating distance image information in the endoscopic image based on the virtual endoscopic image and the endoscopic image; and outputting operation assistance information on an operation of the endoscope based on the distance image information and the three-dimensional medical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko NISHIDE, Junko SUGAI
  • Publication number: 20220349567
    Abstract: Provided is a light source device in which the housing is not full of heat, and the risk of inhaling dust in the housing or the risk of reduction of life of the fan device becomes reduced. In an aspect, a light source device according to the present disclosure includes a light source; a light source control unit for controlling turning on/off and a quantity of light of the light source; a cooling fan for cooling the light source; and a fan control unit for controlling a number of revolutions of the cooling fan, wherein the fan control unit is configured to: control the number of revolutions of the cooling fan to become a first number of revolutions depending on the quantity of light of the light source when the light source is turned on, and control the number of revolutions of the cooling fan to become a second number of revolutions lower than the first number of revolutions by waiting for a predetermined waiting time when the light source is turned off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lisong WU
  • Publication number: 20220347646
    Abstract: Provided is a light irradiation device capable of appropriately suppressing positional misalignment between optical axes even though a plurality of light source modules are disposed in series. A light irradiation device includes a plurality of light source modules disposed in series, in which the light source modules each include a substrate, LED elements disposed on a main surface of the substrate, and an optical element having sidewall sections installed uprightly on side sections of the substrate, and a lens section supported by the sidewall sections and positioned above the LED elements, in which the optical element is made by integrally forming the sidewall sections and the lens section from the same material, and in which a linear expansion coefficient of the substrate, a linear expansion coefficient of the optical element, and a difference in linear expansion coefficient between the substrate and the optical element are within specific ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taiji MIZUTA
  • Patent number: 11487101
    Abstract: The objective lens unit includes, a front lens group having a negative refractive power, a diaphragm, and a rear lens group having a positive refractive power, in order from an object side. The front lens group includes a negative lens having a concave surface facing an image surface side, and a positive lens having a convex surface facing the object side, and the rear lens group includes a positive lens having a convex surface facing the image surface side and a cemented lens in which a positive lens and a negative lens are cemented. The endoscope objective lens unit satisfies ?1.6<fF/fR<?1.2 and ?1.3<f3/fF<?0.7. Note that fF and fR are focal lengths of the entire system of the front lens group and the rear lens group, and f3 is a focal length of a positive lens, in the rear lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fujii, Sachiko Nasu
  • Publication number: 20220342294
    Abstract: Provided is a mask blank including a phase shift film. The mask blank includes a phase shift film on a main surface of a transparent substrate, the phase shift film contains silicon, oxygen, and nitrogen, a ratio of a nitrogen content [atom %] to a silicon content [atom %] in the phase shift film is 0.20 or more and 0.52 or less, a ratio of an oxygen content [atom %] to a silicon content [atom %] in the phase shift film is 1.16 or more and 1.70 or less, a refractive index n of the phase shift film to a wavelength of an exposure light of an ArF excimer laser is 1.7 or more and 2.0 or less, and an extinction coefficient k is 0.05 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki SHISHIDO, Hitoshi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20220339826
    Abstract: Provided are an imprint mold having a plurality of recesses constituting a predetermined mold pattern, in which the imprint mold comprises a stack, comprising a plurality of mold base material layers and an etching stopper layer interposed between the mold base material layers, on a substrate, the stack has the plurality of recesses having different depths, the mold base material layer and the etching stopper layer are made of materials having etching selectivity for each other, and each of the plurality of recesses has a bottom surface on which the etching stopper layer is exposed, and technology related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi AIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220342293
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate with a multilayer reflective film, the substrate being used for manufacturing a reflective mask blank and a reflective mask each having a multilayer reflective film having a high reflectance to exposure light and a low background level during defect inspection. A substrate with a multilayer reflective film 110 comprises a substrate 1 and a multilayer reflective film 5. The multilayer reflective film 5 is formed of a multilayer film in which a low refractive index layer and a high refractive index layer are alternately layered on the substrate 1. The multilayer reflective film 5 comprises at least one additive element selected from hydrogen (H), deuterium (D), and helium (He). The additive element in the multilayer reflective film 5 has an atomic number density of 0.006 atom/nm3 or more and 0.50 atom/nm3 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11480867
    Abstract: Provided are a reflective mask blank, having a phase shift film having little dependence of phase difference and reflectance on film thickness, and a reflective mask. The reflective mask blank is characterized in that the phase shift film is composed of a material comprised of an alloy having two or more types of metal so that reflectance of the surface of the phase shift film is more than 3% to not more than 20% and so as to have a phase difference of 170 degrees to 190 degrees, and when a group of metal elements that satisfies the refractive index n and the extinction coefficient k of k>?*n+? is defined as Group A and a group of metal elements that satisfies the refractive index n and the extinction coefficient k of k<?*n+? is defined as Group B, the alloy is such that the composition ratio is adjusted so that the amount of change in the phase difference is within the range of ±2 degrees and the amount of change in reflectance is within the range of ±0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Ikebe, Tsutomu Shoki, Takahiro Onoue, Hirofumi Kozakai
  • Publication number: 20220330802
    Abstract: Provided are an endoscope capable of preventing a cleaning liquid from remaining on a surface of an observation optical system with a simpler configuration, and a method for manufacturing the endoscope. In the endoscope that includes a convex observation optical system provided at a distal end of an insertion portion and in which a cleaning liquid is ejected from an air and water supply nozzle, a distal end surface surrounding the observation optical system and having an uneven shape is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11471993
    Abstract: The area of a spacer that is to be provided between the adjacent substrates in a laminate including a plurality of substrates to keep the adjacent substrates apart from each other is smaller than those of the stacked substrates. When pressure is released to bring the laminate obtained by providing the spacers between the substrates from a pressed state in which 0.60 MPa of pressure is applied to the laminate in the stacking direction into a non-pressed state, an amount of change ?W in thickness per spacer that is calculated from a change in the thickness of the laminate due to the release of pressure is 30 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masao Takano
  • Publication number: 20220322917
    Abstract: A processor for an endoscope includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a detection value detected by an endoscope or a captured image captured by the endoscope; a specification unit that specifies operation information of a next stage based on the detection value or captured image acquired by the acquisition unit; and an output unit that outputs the operation information specified by the specification unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuaki ABE
  • Publication number: 20220327707
    Abstract: A program causes a computer to execute processing including: acquiring an endoscope image captured by an endoscope; inputting the acquired endoscope image into a plurality of learning models learned so as to output diagnosis support information regarding a lesion included in the endoscope image; acquiring a plurality of pieces of diagnosis support information output from each of the learning models; and outputting a plurality of pieces of the acquired diagnosis support information and information regarding each of the learning models in association with each other. Alternatively, the program causes the computer to execute the processing of inputting the acquired endoscope image into one learning model, executing a plurality of determination logics to acquire a plurality of pieces of output diagnosis support information, and outputting a plurality of pieces of the acquired diagnosis support information and information regarding each of the learning models in association with each other is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko NISHIDE
  • Publication number: 20220322915
    Abstract: A processor for an endoscope according to an aspect is characterized by including: a controller executing program code to perform: acquiring, by the controller, an endoscopic image captured using first system information; calculating, by the controller, parameter on the basis of the endoscopic image acquired by the controller; discriminating a part of a subject using a first learning model that outputs a discrimination result of discriminating the part of the subject in a case in which the calculated parameter is input; outputting second system information using a second learning model that outputs the second system information in a case in which the parameter and the discriminated part of the subject are input; and determining, by the controller, a difference between the second system information output by the second learning model and the first system information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenta KOSUGI
  • Publication number: 20220327738
    Abstract: A processor for an endoscope according to an aspect is characterized by including: a controller executing program code to perform: acquiring, by the controller, an endoscopic image captured using first system information; discriminating a part of a subject using a first learning model that outputs a discrimination result of discriminating the part of the subject in a case in which the acquired endoscopic image is input; acquiring, by the controller, a setting image associated with the discrimination result output by the first learning model; and outputting second system information using a second learning model that outputs the second system information in a case in which the acquired setting image and the part of the subject are input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenta KOSUGI
  • Patent number: 11457795
    Abstract: A processor for an electronic endoscope includes: a region detection unit configured to detect an enhancement processing target region to be enhanced from pixel information of a captured image of a living tissue; and an enhancement processing unit configured to perform enhancement processing on the enhancement processing target region detected by the region detection unit. The region detection unit is configured to repeat a candidate extraction process of extracting a focused pixel as a candidate for an enhancement processing target region when a signal level value of the focused pixel is smaller than signal level values of two farthest pixels located on both sides farthest from the focused pixel in any one of a plurality of pixel array directions in a region surrounded by a frame surrounding a region with the focused pixel as a center while changing a size of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Makino, Jurgen Glatz
  • Publication number: 20220304557
    Abstract: An elevator attachment attachable to and detachable from an endoscope includes a holding body including an inclined surface plate covering a part of the inclined surface of the endoscope, a first plate raising from an edge of the inclined surface plate and located along the first inner wall and a second plate abutting against the second inner wall, and an elevator pivotally supported between the first and second plates and including a lever connection part to be connected to the lever, and the elevator attachment is to be attached to a first jig including a first abutting portion abutting against the inclined surface plate, an elastic plate projecting from the first abutting portion toward a space between the first and second plates, and a first retention projection projecting from an edge of the elastic plate toward the first plate and abutting against an end surface of the first plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya TARUMOTO, Takahiro HATOMA