Patents Assigned to Olympus Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190137394
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a fluorescence intensity information storage configured to store therein fluorescence intensity information and fluorescence intensity information; and a processor including hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshioki KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20190133425
    Abstract: An endoscope system including: a server to accumulate image data groups and status information including operation history of observation; a terminal device to allow selecting image data groups accumulated in the server; and a processor provided in the server or the terminal device, wherein the processor is configured to execute: estimating a type of an observation workflow that differs depending on whether observation operation has been performed on the selected image data groups or whether the performed observation operation has been completed, the estimation being performed based on status information corresponding to the selected image data groups; setting transmission image data groups to be transmitted from the server to the terminal device among the selected image data groups based on the estimated type of the observation workflow; and performing control of transmitting the set transmission image data groups from the server to the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI, Yuta MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20190133426
    Abstract: An electronic endoscope removably connected to a video processor in which a predetermined gamma characteristic is set includes: an image pickup device provided at a distal end of an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a subject, the image pickup device being configured to pick up an optical image of the subject to generate an image pickup signal; a gain circuit configured to amplify the image pickup signal using a predetermined gain parameter; a gamma characteristic recognition circuit configured to recognize the gamma characteristic of the video processor; and a gain adjustment circuit configured to set the gain parameter according to the gamma characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori MATSUI, Shinji YAMASHITA, Yuzuru TANABE, Yuta MATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20190133597
    Abstract: An endoscope treatment tool includes: a sheath; a clip unit; a biasing member arranged between a distal end part of the sheath and the clip unit; and a first rotation preventing part capable of preventing the clip unit from rotating relative to the distal end part of the sheath about a longitudinal axis. The clip unit includes: a clip body; a holding tube; and a second rotation preventing part capable of preventing the clip body from rotating relative to the holding tubes about the longitudinal axis. The biasing member biases the holding tube so as to separate from the distal end part of the sheath. When a proximal end part of the holding tube comes into contact with the distal end part of the sheath against the biasing force of the biasing member, the first rotation preventing part prevents the relative rotation of the clip unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo OSAKA, Tomohiro TSUJI, Tomohiko MAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20190133555
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transducer module including: piezoelectric elements, each being aligned in the same direction that is a longitudinal direction thereof; electrodes that are formed on surfaces of the respective piezoelectric elements; a substrate that includes wiring members extending from at least one surface of the substrate, the wiring members being connected one by one to the electrodes of the piezoelectric elements; and reinforcing layers that are provided on a surface of each of the wiring members, the surface being opposite to a surface of the corresponding wiring member where the corresponding electrode is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Hatakeyama
  • Publication number: 20190136180
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing a sample for microscope examination, the method including bringing a liquid (B) for gelling or solidifying a medium solution (A) into contact with a surface of the medium solution (A), which contains at least one spheroid (S) and which is substantially transparent when being gelled or solidified, in a state where the liquid (B) is in the form of mist, bubbles, or liquid droplets with a smaller volume than the volume of the medium solution (A), thereby gelling or solidifying the medium solution (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsunori OGO
  • Publication number: 20190133419
    Abstract: A bending operation mechanism of an endoscope includes a bending operation lever, a seal unit having a tubular member and an elastic member. The elastic member has a fixed part attached to an outer circumference of the tubular member in a circumferential manner along a longitudinal axis direction N of the tubular member. An extending part that extends from an outer circumference of the fixed part to the outside of the fixed part in a radial direction K into a shape of a circle substantially concentric with the fixed part. A region extends from the outer circumference of the fixed part would extend with a predetermined angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Hatano, Yutaro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190138771
    Abstract: An information management system, comprising a first vessel having a first memory that stores first information, a second vessel having a second memory that stores second information, a detection circuit capable of detecting a proximity signal corresponding to approach of the second vessel to the first vessel, and a processor that adds the first information to the second memory that stores the second information, based on the proximity signal that has been detected by the detection circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sumio KAWAI, Wataru HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190133598
    Abstract: An endoscopic surgical device that includes: a sheath; a manipulator; a manipulation wire; a clip body having a pair of arms, connected to a distal end of the manipulation wire, and configured to be capable of advancing and retracting in accordance with manipulation of the manipulator along with a longitudinal axis of the manipulation wire; a holding tube into which a proximal portion of the clip body is inserted to be capable of advancing and retracting; and a biasing member configured to hold a position of the manipulation wire at an initial position. The clip body is nonrotatable around the longitudinal axis at the initial position. When the manipulation wire is advanced a prescribed amount against a biasing force of the biasing member, the clip body is rotatable around the longitudinal axis, and is allowed adjustment of an opening-closing direction of the pair of arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke UESAKA, Yuta MUYARI, Tomohiro TSUJI, Tomohiko MAMIYA
  • Publication number: 20190133422
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes an endoscope including an observation optical system including a lens drive mechanism and a video processor connected to the endoscope, and the endoscope apparatus includes a voice coil motor provided in the endoscope and configured to drive a lens relating to the lens drive mechanism and a position detecting apparatus provided in the endoscope and configured to detect a position of the lens. The video processor is configured to determine whether or not the position detecting apparatus is in a heat generating state, and halt actuation of the position detecting apparatus if the video processor determines that the position detecting apparatus is in the heat generating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sho NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190133636
    Abstract: A grasping treatment instrument includes a holder openable and closable relative to a treatment section. A pad extends straight in a natural state, and is attached along an installation surface of the holder. A holder inclined surface is provided on the installation surface, and inclines in a state that the holder inclined surface extends toward a treatment section side as extending toward a distal side. A pad inclined surface is formed in the pad attached to the holder, and is formed in a state that the pad inclined surface is elastically deformed along an inclination of the holder inclined surface. The pad inclined surface inclines in a state that the pad inclined surface extends toward the treatment section side as extending toward the distal side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro MORISAKI
  • Publication number: 20190133428
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a first connector receptacle configured to connect a first connector connected to a cylinder in an endoscope, a first switching device configured to switch the first connector to one of a sealed state and an unsealed state, a first gas feeding device connected to an air introduction port to introduce gas, and a processor configured to perform control such that first driving for driving the first gas feeding device by bringing the first connector into the unsealed state is performed and second driving for driving the first gas feeding device by bringing the first connector into the sealed state is then performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shohei SHINOKI
  • Publication number: 20190133713
    Abstract: A medical device holding apparatus having a first arm with a holding portion to hold a medical device; a second arm connected to the rotatable first arm; a base connected to the rotatable second arm and having a support shaft standing in a vertical direction; and a first counterweight portion connected to the second arm, wherein the second arm has a fulcrum around which the second arm is rotatable, and the first counterweight has a slit being connected to the proximal end portion of the second arm for guiding the proximal end portion of the second arm when the second arm is rotated around the fulcrum; and a guide for moving the first counterweight in the vertical direction after the guide receives a force generated when the proximal end portion of the second arm is guided and moved in the slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masafumi HARAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190137746
    Abstract: Provided is a light detecting apparatus including: a phase locked loop portion that generates a sampling clock based on a synchronization signal output from a light source that emits pulsed laser light; an A/D convertor that performs sampling of signal light output from a sample as a result of radiating the laser light thereon in accordance with the sampling clock; and a received-data processing portion that accommodates, every time N items of the sampling data are continuously acquired, the N items of data in a single data sequence. The phase locked loop portion is provided with a clock generating portion that generates a clock that has a frequency that is N times a pulse frequency of the laser light and that is synchronized with a phase of the laser light, and a delay adjusting portion that generates the sampling clock by adjusting a delay amount of the generated clock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YABUGAKI, Ryusuke TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190137749
    Abstract: An observation device includes: an illumination optical system that irradiates illumination light onto a sample, an objective optical system that has a phase modulation region and a light blocking region and that acquires an image of the illumination light transmitted through the sample, and an autofocus mechanism. The objective optical system selectively outputs the illumination light from a first output region disposed at a position where the illumination light is to be projected onto the phase modulation region and a second output region disposed at a position where a portion of the illumination light is to be projected onto the light blocking region. The autofocus mechanism causes the objective optical system to acquire an image of the illumination light while causing the illumination light to be output from the second output region, and detects the focus position of the objective optical system based on the contrast of the acquired image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi HIRATA, Masaki HIGURASHI
  • Publication number: 20190133418
    Abstract: In an endoscope device, a data reading unit reads measurement correction data corresponding to a type of an optical adapter from a first memory. A still image file generating unit generates a still image file including image data when moving image recording processing is performed. A data writing unit writes the measurement correction data in the still image file. A moving image file generating unit generates a moving image file including the image data when the moving image recording processing is performed. A file recording unit causes the still image file in which the measurement correction data is written, and the moving image file to be associated with each other and to be recorded in a second memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi FURUHATA
  • Patent number: 10281699
    Abstract: A microscope system includes an objective lens that focuses, on a specimen, illumination light produced by a light source. An illumination-area switching mechanism is disposed between the objective lens and the specimen and switches an illumination area irradiated with the illumination light focused by the objective lens among a plurality of illumination areas on the specimen that are located outside an objective optical axis of the objective lens. An inner focus lens is disposed on the objective optical axis between the light source and the objective lens and changes a focus position of the objective lens in a direction along the objective optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nakata, Atsushi Doi, Kentaro Imoto
  • Patent number: 10278564
    Abstract: An endoscope auxiliary tool includes a first support section which is formed to extend along a longitudinal axis, a second support section which is formed substantially in parallel to the longitudinal axis of the first support section, a first protrusion section and a second protrusion section which are formed at distal end sections of the first support section and the second support section, respectively, and disposed more distal than the distal end section of the endoscope to sandwich an axis of a channel having an opening at the distal end section of the endoscope, and a positioning section which is configured to position the first protrusion section and the second protrusion section with respect to the distal end section of the endoscope such that the first support section and the second support section are inclined to the axis of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Kogiso, Shotaro Takemoto, Nobuko Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10281710
    Abstract: An imaging module includes: a first chip having a light-receiving unit; a flexible printed board connected to an electrode pad of the first chip via an inner lead extended from one end of the flexible printed board; a second chip having a transmission buffer on the flexible printed board; an image signal cable configured to output an image signal; and a drive signal cable configured to input a drive signal. The first and second chips constitute a CMOS imager. The image signal output from the first chip is amplified by the second chip. The flexible printed board includes two or more regions divided by bending the flexible printed board at a bending part arranged parallel to an optical axis direction of the imaging module. The second chip and the drive signal cable are connected to different regions of the flexible printed board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriyuki Fujimori
  • Patent number: D848519
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Tajima