Patents Assigned to Olympus Corporation
  • Publication number: 20220142568
    Abstract: An optical device includes a light source unit and a body unit. The light source unit includes a first light source configured to emit first irradiation light, a second light source configured to emit second irradiation light, a light source control unit, and a light collecting unit. The body unit includes an insertion section. The insertion section includes a light guide member, an optical system, an optical filter, a first imager configured to output image information of a subject, and a second imager configured to output distance information from the optical system to the subject. In the second irradiation light, light intensity is temporally modulated, and the first irradiation light and the second irradiation light are emanated from the insertion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo SASAKI, Hiroyuki KAMEE
  • Publication number: 20220146404
    Abstract: A method for displaying cell count information includes steps for: obtaining a cell image; obtaining a first cell count output by applying the cell image to a first counting model; obtaining a second cell count output by applying the cell image to a second counting model; and displaying, on the basis of the first and second cell counts, a screen on which at least either of the first and second cell counts and a correlation between the first and second cell counts are visualized. The first counting model is different from the second counting model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MATSUSHITA, Yu HIROSAWA, Taiji MINE, Takuma DEZAWA
  • Patent number: 11330192
    Abstract: An acquisition method includes: acquiring a first image without a flicker band; acquiring a second image with the flicker band; generating a third image of an extracted flicker band based; determining a division method of dividing the third image; dividing the third image into a plurality of areas based on the division method; calculating brightness of each area of the third image; acquiring at least one of a brightest value of the brightness and a darkest value of the brightness; acquiring peak timing of the flicker; calculating the number of frames captured by an image sensor to detect the peak timing; causing the image sensor to continuously capture images to generate a plurality of pieces of image data; acquiring the first image from the plurality of pieces of image data; and acquiring the second image from the plurality of pieces of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Masatoshi Noda
  • Patent number: 11327292
    Abstract: An imaging condition set in a first region of a three-dimensional model of a subject and an imaging condition set in a second region of the three-dimensional model are different from each other. A processor of an observation device determines whether or not the imaging condition that has been set in the first region or the second region including a position on the three-dimensional model is satisfied. The position is identified on the basis of a position of an imaging device and a posture of the imaging device. The processor displays observation information on a display on the basis of a result of determination. The observation information represents whether or not the first region or the second region including the position on the three-dimensional model has been observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11330524
    Abstract: In a wireless communication terminal, a processor is configured to execute sleep determination when a wireless communicator receives a sleep-declaration packet from a sleep-declaration terminal. The processor is configured to determine that sleep by the sleep-declaration terminal is accepted if an upper-rank terminal in a wake-up state other than the sleep-declaration terminal is present. The processor is configured to determine that the sleep by the sleep-declaration terminal is not accepted in the first sleep determination if the upper-rank terminal in the wake-up state other than the sleep-declaration terminal is not present. The processor is configured to cause the wireless communicator to transmit a sleep-prohibition packet to the sleep-declaration terminal when the processor determines that the sleep by the sleep-declaration terminal is not accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuichi Kiyoshige
  • Patent number: 11324396
    Abstract: In a light source apparatus for endoscope, when a light-emission amount of a second light source is less than or equal to a predetermined light-emission amount, a light source control circuit performs a first light-emission amount control of changing the light-emission amounts of the first to third light sources so as to allow a color balance to be maintained at a predetermined color balance. When the light-emission amount of the second light source is greater than the predetermined light-emission amount, the light source control circuit performs a second light-emission amount control of changing the light-emission amount of the third light source by a method different from the first light-emission amount control while changing the light-emission amounts of the first and second light sources by the same method as the first light-emission amount control so as to allow the color balance to be different from the predetermined color balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11324391
    Abstract: A distal-end cover is attached to a distal frame portion of an insertion portion of an endoscope main body, along a longitudinal axis of the insertion portion. The distal-end cover includes a cover main body attached to the distal frame portion and a wall provided on the cover main body. The wall is provided between a tube and a raising portion closer to the distal-end side along the longitudinal axis than a first opening edge portion of the distal frame portion when the cover main body is attached to an outside of the distal frame portion along the longitudinal axis of the insertion portion. The wall is deformed by the tube and an elongated member when the cover main body is removed from the outside of the distal frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Yamaya
  • Patent number: 11324385
    Abstract: An endoscope system according to the present invention includes: a first illuminating portion that emits first illumination lights having low-spatial-frequency and high-spatial-frequency and changes the intensity distribution of the first illumination lights over time; a second illuminating portion that emits a second illumination light; an imaging unit that images first and second illumination images of an subject respectively illuminated by the first and second illumination lights; and an image-processing portion that processes the first and second illumination images. The imaging unit images four images including images that correspond to the first illumination lights having low-spatial-frequency and high-spatial-frequency and images in which light and dark portions of the first illumination lights are exchanged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuhiro Oka
  • Patent number: 11327024
    Abstract: A learning model preparation method includes: acquiring a non-specific binding specimen image representing a non-specific binding specimen that allows a reagent to act on a tissue containing the endogenous protein, the reagent developing a color in a non-specific binding region in which an endogenous protein exists; and preparing a first learning model by setting the non-specific binding specimen image to first learning data, and by allowing a learning device to learn the non-specific binding region, based on the first learning data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshioki Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220133295
    Abstract: A tissue traction device includes a first needle connected to a distal end of a first thread; a second needle connected to a distal end of a second thread; an elongated main body connected to the first thread and extending between the first thread and the second thread, the main body being elastically deformable; a tube disposed at a proximal end of the main body; and a traction member having a distal end connected to a distal end portion of the main body, the traction member extending from the distal end portion of the main body toward a distal end of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya OKUMURA, Kunihide KAJI, Nobuko MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20220136820
    Abstract: An image display method includes a determination step, a generation step, and a display step. A processor refers to a reference model indicating a figure expanding two-dimensionally or three-dimensionally in a three-dimensional space including two or more points and determines whether or not a positional relationship between each of the two or more points and the reference model meets a condition that is set in advance in the determination step. The processor generates an image and differentiates a display state of a pixel corresponding to a first point from a display state of a pixel corresponding to a second point in the generation step. The first point meets the condition, and the second point does not meet the condition. The processor displays the image on a display in the display step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220137804
    Abstract: A management system for managing setting information of an observation system includes: one or more non-transitory computer-readable media that include an instruction; and one or more processors that execute the instruction. The instruction is configured to cause the one or more processors to perform an operation. The operation includes detecting a use status of a setting indicated by the setting information, and updating, in accordance with the detected use status, evaluation information indicating an evaluation pertaining to the setting, the evaluation information being managed so as to be associated with the setting information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naohiro ARIGA
  • Publication number: 20220133290
    Abstract: A tissue traction device includes a first needle connected to a distal end of a first thread; a second needle connected to a distal end of a second thread; an elongated main body connected to the first thread and extending between the first thread and the second thread, the main body including a first hole; and a tube disposed at a proximal end of the main body, wherein the second thread is inserted through the first hole to be advanceable and retractable at a position between the second needle and a distal end of the tube, and the tube and the second thread are configured to be relatively movable in a longitudinal direction of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshinori MORITA, Kunihide KAJI, Nobuko MATSUO, Takuya OKUMURA
  • Patent number: 11321861
    Abstract: In a measurement device, an image acquisition unit acquires a first image generated by imaging an object to be measured in a first imaging state and acquires one or more second images generated by imaging the object in one or more second imaging states. A specified point setting unit sets a specified point on the first image. A three-dimensional (3D) shape restoration unit restores a 3D shape of the object by using a plurality of images including the second image determined to include a point corresponding to the specified point. A reference dimension setting unit sets a reference dimension on the first image or the 3D shape. A measurement unit measures the object on the basis of the 3D shape, the specified point, and the reference dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11317784
    Abstract: An endoscope includes an insertion portion; a first projecting portion; a second projecting portion; an illumination window disposed on an outer peripheral surface side of the first projecting portion, the illumination window being disposed about an axis along a longitudinal axis direction of the insertion portion, the illumination window having a light emitting surface from which an illumination light for illuminating an inside of a subject is emitted in a direction which includes a sideward direction of the insertion portion; and a mask configured to restrict sideward emission of the illumination light from the illumination window, wherein the mask has a shape inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis direction so as to increase a quantity of the illumination light emitted toward the second projecting portion from a distal end side toward a proximal end side of a distal end portion of the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Takada, Hiromasa Okano, Kazuki Honda
  • Patent number: 11322249
    Abstract: In a fee-setting system, an assessment unit assesses the degree of appropriateness in a medical facility regarding the use of a device relating to medical treatment used in the medical facility based on the degree of deviation and information regarding the medical facility, in which the degree of deviation that is obtained by comparing information indicating the usage status of the device that has been detected by a detection unit for detecting the usage status of the device with reference information regarding the method of using the device. A calculation unit calculates a fee to be charged to the medical facility based on the degree of appropriateness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Takeshi Nishiyama, Akira Murata, Takashi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11317792
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed to a fixing unit of a light guide member. The fixing unit is attaching the light guide member to a protective member that protects outer circumference of the light guide member that guides primary light and a holding member. The fixing unit comprises a defining member forming a spatial region in which the protective member and the holding member are encapsulated separately from one another in a longitudinal axis direction of the fixing unit. An adhesive that is applied in the spatial region to bond at least part of the protective member and at least part of the holding member to the defining member. The defining member includes a specific region that defines a bonding range of the adhesive in the spatial region in at least one of a longitudinal axis direction and a radial direction of the defining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11317964
    Abstract: A fluid supply instrument for a treatment instrument that is mounted on a grasping section of the treatment instrument capable of grasping a living tissue includes a port configured to receive a fluid, and a cover continuous to the port and configured to be covering a back surface on an opposite side of a grasping surface of the grasping section that is capable of grasping a living tissue. The cover forms a fluid channel continuous from the port in cooperation with the grasping section, and allows the fluid received from the port to flow out from between a cover edge adjacent to the grasping surface and an edge portion of the grasping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihito Kano
  • Patent number: 11317790
    Abstract: A flexible tube insertion device includes a flexible tube section, at least one variable stiffness unit, at least one state detector, and a stiffness controller. The flexible tube section is segmented along an axial direction into segments and configured to be inserted into an insertion target. The variable stiffness unit is configured to vary bending stiffness of the flexible tube section in units at least one segment. The state detector is configured to detect information relating to shape information of the flexible tube section. The stiffness controller is configured to cause the variable stiffness unit to reduce bending stiffness of a portion of the flexible tube section including a place where the flexible tube section is easy to bend in units of at least one segment based on the shape information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuji Nakamura
  • Patent number: D950571
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota Amari