Patents Assigned to Nidek Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20210295508
    Abstract: In this invention, a control unit in an ophthalmic image processing device acquires an ophthalmic image captured by an ophthalmic image capture device (S11). The control unit, by inputting the ophthalmic image into a mathematical model that has been trained by a machine-learning algorithm, acquires a probability distribution in which the random variables are the coordinates at which a specific site and/or a specific boundary of a tissue is present within a region of the ophthalmic image (S14). On the basis of the acquired probability distribution, the control unit detects the specific boundary and/or the specific site (S16, S24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke SHIBA, Sohei MIYAZAKI, Yusuke SAKASHITA, Yoshiki KUMAGAI, Naoki TAKENO
  • Publication number: 20210290050
    Abstract: An ocular fundus image processing apparatus acquires a fundus image of an subject eye which is captured by a fundus capturing apparatus, acquires a correction image including artifact caused by illumination light without including a fundus of the subject eye as a capturing target, executes conversion processing of the correction image a plurality of times while changing processing content to acquire a plurality of conversion images, and acquires a difference image, as high-quality images, in which an influence of the artifact is suppressed to be less than or equal to a criterion, among a plurality of difference images acquired by taking a difference between each of the plurality of conversion images and the fundus image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke SHIBA, Yoshiki Kumagai, Masayuki Yoshino
  • Publication number: 20210259538
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus for examining an examinee's eye, comprising a face support member to support an examinee's face, a human detection member to detect whether or not the face is supported by the face support member, a notification member to give an announcement to an examinee or an examiner, and a control member to control the notification member based on a detection result of the human detection member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru ARIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11071452
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an optical coherence tomography (OCT) including: an OCT device, an OCT calculation method, and an OCT calculation program, enabling correlation between images to be easily performed; more specifically it relates to a case where a functional OCT image such as a motion contrast is acquired by using the OCT; acquiring the functional OCT image through a calculation process of an OCT signal is a time-consuming process, for this reason, a long time elapses until the point that a functional OCT image can be observed after OCT imaging is completed, and thus this causes stress to a subject and an examiner; the present disclosure provides an OCT device, an OCT calculation method, and an OCT calculation program, enabling a functional OCT image to be rapidly acquired and enables an examiner to easily perform diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norimasa Satake, Yukihiro Higuchi, Yuji Murase, Yasuhiro Furuuchi, Hajime Namiki, Naoki Isogai, Masaaki Hanebuchi, Naoki Takeno
  • Patent number: 11064878
    Abstract: An OCT apparatus includes an OCT optical system that acquires an OCT signal based on measurement light applied to a subject and reference light, and a processor. The processor controls the OCT optical system based on a predetermined trigger to execute an imaging sequence in which a plurality of temporally different OCT signals are acquired in each of a first region on a subject and a second region adjacent to or partially overlapping with the first region, and imaging conditions are different from each other between the first region and the second region. The processor obtain OCT motion contrast data of the subject based on the plurality of OCT signals acquired through the imaging sequence in the first region and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Takeno
  • Patent number: 11054240
    Abstract: A light interference unit includes a branching optical element, a multiplexing optical element, and at least one fiber device. The branching optical element branches a laser light with an emission wavelength temporally swept, into a measurement light and a reference light. The multiplexing optical element multiplexes the reference light and the measurement light reflected by a measured object, and causes them to interfere. The fiber device includes a reference light device. A transmission light path length is a light path length of the reference light transmitting the reference light device, from the reference light device to the multiplexing optical element. A reflection light path length is a light path length of the reference light reflected by a separation portion of the reference light device, from the reference light device to the multiplexing optical element. The transmission light path length is equal to or more than the reflection light path length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: TATSUTA ELECTRIC WIRE & CABLE CO., LTD., NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Takaya, Shinya Iwata
  • Patent number: 11051690
    Abstract: An ophthalmological image processing apparatus includes an image obtaining portion for obtaining ophthalmological image data, which is captured by an imaging unit, of a subject eye, and an image processing portion for processing the ophthalmological image data. The image processing portion uses a first front image of the subject eye in a first depth region to correct a second front image of the subject eye captured in a second depth region which is different from the first depth region. The first front image and the second front image are constructed based on the ophthalmological image data. The ophthalmological image processing apparatus can reduce an artifact which is generated in an ophthalmological image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shiba, Tetsuya Kano, Naoki Takeno
  • Publication number: 20210186322
    Abstract: There is provided an ophthalmologic measurement apparatus for measuring a subject eye. The apparatus includes measurement means for objectively measuring eye refractive power of the subject eye, acquisition means for acquiring intraocular lens information relating to an intraocular lens inserted into the subject eye, and correction means for correcting a measurement result of the eye refractive power, based on the intraocular lens information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michihiro TAKII, Masanori YATANI, Kazunari SHIMIZU, Tetsuya YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11039740
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus for examining an examinee's eye, comprising a face support member to support an examinee's face, a human detection member to detect whether or not the face is supported by the face support member, a notification member to give an announcement to an examinee or an examiner, and a control member to control the notification member based on a detection result of the human detection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ozaki, Toru Arikawa, Hiroyuki Umano
  • Patent number: 11022430
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame shape measurement device measures a shape of an eyeglass frame. The eyeglass frame shape measurement device includes a light projecting optical system that has a light source and emits a measurement light flux from the light source toward a groove of a rim of an eyeglass frame, a light receiving optical system that has a detector and causes the detector to receive a reflected light flux of the measurement light flux emitted toward the groove and reflected by the groove, an acquiring means section that acquires a cross-sectional shape of the groove based on the reflected light flux received by the detector, a change section that change a light receiving position of the reflected light flux, and a control section that control the change section to change the light receiving position of the reflected light flux so that the detector receives the reflected light flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoji Takeichi, Michihiro Takii, Takaaki Matsui
  • Patent number: 11019993
    Abstract: An OCT data processing device includes a processor that performs acquiring three-dimensional OCT data. The three-dimensional OCT data is OCT data of a tissue of a subject's eye acquired by an OCT device and is obtained by irradiating measurement light on a two-dimensional measurement region. The two-dimensional measurement region extends in a direction intersecting an optical axis of the measurement light. The processor further preforms setting a line pattern, from among a plurality of types of line pattern, with respect to the two-dimensional measurement region for which the three-dimensional OCT data is obtained, at least one of an arrangement, a number, or a shape of one or more lines being different for the plurality of types of line pattern, and extracting, from the three-dimensional OCT data, a two-dimensional tomographic image of a cross section intersecting each of the one or more lines of the set line pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Higuchi, Tetsuya Kano, Ryosuke Shiba
  • Patent number: 10980412
    Abstract: A subjective optometry apparatus includes a light projecting optical system that has a visual target presenting portion for emitting a target light flux and projects a target light flux emitted from the visual target presenting portion toward a subject eye, a calibration portion that is disposed in an optical path of the light projecting optical system and changes optical characteristics of the target light flux, an acquisition portion that acquires a near distance objective eye refractive power that is an eye refractive power of the subject eye objectively measured in a near distance viewing state, and a control portion that controls an operation for acquiring a near distance subjective eye refractive power that is a subjective eye refractive power of the subject eye measured in a near distance viewing state, based on the near distance objective eye refractive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michihiro Takii, Hirohisa Terabe
  • Publication number: 20210101246
    Abstract: An eyeglass lens peripheral edge processing system includes a plurality of eyeglass manufacturing devices and a robot arm. The plurality of eyeglass manufacturing devices 1 perform mutually different steps out of a plurality of steps for processing the eyeglass lens, and include mutually different housings. The robot arm includes an arm unit and a holding unit. The arm unit has a plurality of joint portions. The holding unit is disposed in the arm unit to hold and release an object. The robot arm rotates the arm unit via the joint portion to move the object held by the holding unit. The robot arm rotates the arm unit to move the eyeglass lens between the plurality of eyeglass manufacturing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoji TAKEICHI, Tadamasa YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10966604
    Abstract: A subjective optometry apparatus includes a subjective measurement portion which subjectively measures optical characteristics of an subject eye, an objective measurement portion which objectively measures optical characteristics of the subject eye, a control portion which causes the objective measurement portion to objectively measure the optical characteristics during the measurement by the subjective measurement portion, and a display control portion which performs a control to display an eye diagram representing the subject eye and an imaging position of a target light flux incident on the subject eye. The display control portion performs a control to display the imaging position based on the objectively measured optical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michihiro Takii, Masaki Tanaka, Masaaki Hanebuchi
  • Patent number: 10966862
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus for generating plasma by focusing a treatment laser beam to treat a treatment target portion of a patient's eye with the plasma includes: an irradiation optical system configured to irradiate the treatment laser beam to the patient's eye; a position adjusting unit configured to adjust a focusing position of the treatment laser beam in an optical axis direction with respect to a predetermined focusing reference position; an energy adjusting unit configured to adjust irradiation energy of the treatment laser beam; a storage unit configured to store evaluation information to evaluate a permissible combination of the focusing position and the irradiation energy with respect to the focusing position; and an evaluation unit configured to evaluate a combination of the focusing position adjusted by the position adjusting unit and the irradiation energy adjusted by the energy adjusting unit based on the evaluation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Abe, Seiki Tomita, Masato Kawai
  • Publication number: 20210093186
    Abstract: Provided are ophthalmologic image processing method, including an acquisition step of acquiring OCT data of an eye to be examined based on a spectral interference signal output from an OCT optical system, a setting step of setting a depth region including an image position of a tissue as an extraction region for data on one-direction side from a zero delay position in the OCT data, and a display control step of extracting extracted OCT data corresponding to the extraction region from the OCT data and displaying the extracted OCT data in a display region set in advance on a monitor, and an OCT apparatus that executes the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shiba, Yukihiro Higuchi, Shinya Iwata, Junpei Nishiyama, Hideki Aono, Hirofumi Yogo
  • Publication number: 20210095953
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame shape measurement device includes an optical measurement unit, a probe unit, a holding unit that holds the optical measurement unit and the probe unit, a changing portion that integrally moves the optical measurement unit and the probe unit with respect to an eyeglass frame to change a measurement position with respect to a groove of a rim of the eyeglass frame, and a controller that controls an operation of the eyeglass frame shape measurement device. The controller controls an operation of the changing portion to measure the groove of the rim of the eyeglass frame, acquires a cross-sectional shape of the groove of the rim of the eyeglass frame based on a detection result detected by the optical measurement unit, and acquires a shape of the rim of the eyeglass frame based on a detection result detected by the probe unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michihiro TAKII, Kyoji TAKEICHI, Yuya NAKAKO, Takaaki MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20210093187
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic imaging apparatus includes: an OCT optical system for acquiring OCT data of a tissue of a subject eye based on a spectral interference signal of measurement light emitted to the tissue and reference light; a second optical system for acquiring a front image of the tissue; an optical element having asymmetry and being arranged on a common optical path of the OCT optical system and the second optical system; and arithmetic controller configured to associate an OCT data acquisition position with coordinates of the front image while taking at least a difference in distortion caused by the optical element between the OCT optical system and the second optical system into consideration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi ITO
  • Publication number: 20210087744
    Abstract: A dyeing method in which a transparent resin body having a surface applied with a dye is heated to fix the dye to the transparent resin body comprises a heating step of irradiating a laser beam having a wavelength less likely to be absorbed by the dye toward the transparent resin body applied with the dye on the surface while relatively scanning the laser beam with respect to the transparent resin body to heat a to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body to fix the dye, wherein the laser beam is irradiation to heat by changing a laser beam irradiating condition with respect to a portion of the transparent resin body to be heated so that a heating temperature on the transparent resin body by irradiation of the laser beam is substantially equal throughout an entire area of the to-be-dyed region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicants: NIDEK CO., LTD., SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventors: Minoru INUZUKA, Hiroyasu UETA, Hiroyasu ATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20210068649
    Abstract: A computer displays a part or the entirety of a first image, which is one of the plurality of registered images, in a first display region on a monitor, receives a switching instruction to switch an image displayed in the first display region, in a state where the first image is displayed in the first display region, from the first image to a second image which is one of the plurality of registered images and is different from the first image, and displays a part or the entirety of the second image adjusted based on the displacement information to match a region on the subject eye indicated in the first display region with the first image, in the first display region based on the switching instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka UEMURA, Riccardo Ferraris de GASPARE