Patents Assigned to Olympus Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190121112
    Abstract: Visual observation of morphological features of a cell group or individual cells acquired in 3D image data is facilitated, thus improving observation accuracy. Provided is an image processing device that generates, on the basis of a plurality of 2D images acquired by a microscope at different focus positions on a cell clump, 3D images of respective cells constituting the cell clump, that processes the generated 3D images and analyzes feature amounts on the basis of at least one measurement parameter, that displays analysis results in a graph, that allows a user to select a region of interest on the displayed graph, and that generates, from the 3D images that correspond to the plurality of cells that are included in the selected region of interest, 2D display images each in a plane with reference to an axis that is determined on the basis of a shape feature of the corresponding cell and displays the 2D display images in a list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisao KITAGAWA, Yusuke YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20190117041
    Abstract: A processor includes: a table configured to retain first control parameter information for controlling operations of a light source section; a reading circuit configured to read information stored in a memory from an endoscope including the memory that is capable of storing second control parameter information for controlling the operations of the light source section or the like; and a determination circuit configured to determine whether or not the reading circuit can read the second control parameter information. When it is determined that the second control parameter information can be read, the second control parameter information read by the reading circuit is outputted. When it is determined that the second control parameter information cannot be read, the first control parameter information retained by the table is outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi TANAKA, Yoichiro SAKANOUE
  • Publication number: 20190122344
    Abstract: A disclosed image processing apparatus includes a processor comprising hardware, the processor being configured to obtain a plurality of temporally continuous images generated by continuously imaging a subject illuminated with illumination light; calculate a correction coefficient on the basis of a correction target frame among the plurality of images; revise the correction coefficient of the correction target frame on the basis of the correction coefficient of each of a plurality of frames within a predetermined time set beforehand from a shooting time of the correction target frame; and create a display image on the basis of the correction target frame and the correction coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsutaka KIMURA, Masashi HIROTA
  • Publication number: 20190121008
    Abstract: A polarized wave separation element includes a multilayer film between a first substrate and a second substrate, the multilayer film being formed by alternately stacking a relatively low refractive index substance and a relatively high refractive index. Define a pair of a low refractive index substance layer and a high refractive index substance layer as a stack, half or more than half of stacks in the multilayer film satisfy following conditional expression (1), where an nth stack from the first substrate is named as an nth stack, Ln is an optical film thickness of the low refractive index substance of the nth stack, and Hn is an optical film thickness of the high refractive index substance of the nth stack, H1:L1=Hn:Ln (1), the polarized wave separation element further comprises a plurality of stacks in the multilayer film satisfying following conditional expressions (2a) and (2b): Hn=H1 X (a+(n?2)×b) (2a), Ln=L1×(a+(n?2)×b) (2b), where a constant a is 1.1 to 1.3, and a constant b is 0.3 to 0.6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190117246
    Abstract: In a treatment instrument, one of a pair of jaws is supported by a supporter while being pivot able around the supporter with respect to the supporter. A drive member moves along a longitudinal axis so that the pair of the jaws are closed with respect to each other, thereby applying an axial force onto an elongated member from the drive member by way of the one of the jaws and the supporter in a direction along the longitudinal axis. A contact surface of the elongated member abuts on a housing when the elongated member moves with respect to the housing under the axial force, thereby suppressing rotation of the elongated member around the longitudinal axis with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro TANAKA, Yusuke TAKEI, Ojiro KITAMURA, Akinori KOBAYASHI, Tatsuro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190117053
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a pixel unit including a plurality of pixels that are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, each pixel being configured to generate an imaging signal corresponding to an amount of light received and output the image signal; an A/D converter configured to conduct A/D conversion on the imaging signal generated by the pixel unit or on a drive power for driving the pixel unit, to generate a digital signal and output the digital signal to an external unit; a switch that is capable of switching a connection of the A/D converter to the pixel unit or a transmission line for transmitting the drive power; and a first controller configured to control the switch to connect the A/D converter to the transmission line in predetermined timing to cause the A/D converter to output a voltage value of the drive power to the external unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu OGIHARA, Fumiyuki OKAWA, Keisuke TSUTSUI, Keisuke OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190121290
    Abstract: An illumination unit emits illumination light to a specimen held by a sample holder, which includes an AF mark that changes at least the amplitude or phase of part of the illumination light. An image sensor includes multiple pixels two-dimensionally arranged on an imaging surface, captures an image of the intensity distribution of an interference pattern formed on the imaging surface, and outputs captured image data. An AF operation unit generates a first intensity distribution representing a measurement value of the interference pattern corresponding to the AF mark based on the captured image data, generates a second intensity distribution representing a calculation value of an interference pattern corresponding to the AF mark by calculation, and executes an autofocus operation wherein the first intensity distribution approaches the second. A reconstruction calculation unit reconstructs a subject image representing the specimen based on the captured image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiro OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190121110
    Abstract: With the aim of shortening the entire length and configuring an entire upright microscope compactly even if coded aperture technology and light field technology are applied thereto, a microscope pupil relay optical system is disposed on an image side of a microscope image-forming optical system including an objective lens, and includes, in the following order from an object side, a first lens group that has a positive refractive power and to which a convergent light flux is introduced from the object side; and a second lens group that has a positive refractive power. A lens located closest to the object-side end of the first lens group is disposed on the object side than a primary image-forming plane on which the microscope image-forming optical system forms an object image, and an exit pupil of the objective lens is re-formed at a position optically conjugate with the exit pupil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kanto MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190121111
    Abstract: A microscope system includes: a stage on which an observation sample is mounted; an objective lens; a driving unit configured to drive the stage or the objective lens to change a distance between the stage and the objective lens; a light source configured to selectively irradiate the observation sample with one of autofocus detection light and excitation light; an irradiation region changing unit configured to change a region in which the observation sample is irradiated with light; a first mirror unit; a second mirror unit; a mirror arrangement unit configured to selectively arrange one of the first mirror unit and the second mirror unit on the optical axis; an imaging unit configured to capture the observation sample; a light intensity calculating unit configured to calculate light intensity; and a controller configured to adjust, based on a reference position, a distance between the observation subject and the objective lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takehiko HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190117188
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transducer module including: a plurality of piezoelectric elements, each being aligned in the same direction that is a longitudinal direction thereof; an electrode formed on a surface of each of the piezoelectric elements; a wiring member configured to be joined with the electrode and electrically connected with the electrode; and a dematching layer provided on a surface of each of the piezoelectric elements, the surface being opposite to another surface of the corresponding piezoelectric element on which the electrode and the wiring member are joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiro WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190117293
    Abstract: A high frequency treatment instrument can be opened and closed between a first grasping jaw and a second grasping jaw. A lumen is formed inside the first grasping jaw. The first grasping jaw includes an electrode disposed on a side toward which the first gasping jaw is closed, with respect to the lumen. The electrode has an electrode surface arranged opposite the second grasping jaw and extending from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion of the first grasping jaw. The first grasping jaw has a distal end wall disposed opposing from a distal end side of the first grasping jaw toward a distal end edge of the electrode surface, and a clearance between the distal end edge of the electrode surface and the distal end wall communicates to the lumen and opens toward the side toward which the first grasping jaw is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Kano, Mizuki Komiya, Ryuhei Shimada
  • Publication number: 20190122392
    Abstract: An image analyzing apparatus includes an image input portion, an image processor, a distribution characteristic value calculator, a recording portion, and a comparison information output portion. The image input portion inputs an endoscopic image. The image processor generates a brightness-corrected image. The endoscopic image is corrected to the brightness-corrected image wherein the brightness-corrected image includes a brightness distribution that being substantially uniform. The distribution characteristic value calculator extracts at least one of a red color component, a green color component, and a blue color component in the brightness-corrected image and determines a first distribution characteristic value of the extracted color component. The recording portion records information including a plurality of second distribution characteristic values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Momoko Yamanashi, Tetsuhiro Yamada, Toshio Nakamura, Ryuichi Toyama, Takeo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190122047
    Abstract: A work support system according to the present invention includes: an image pickup apparatus configured to acquire image data; a control apparatus configured to acquire pieces of process information chronologically managed in a database; and a recording apparatus configured to record the image data acquired by the image pickup apparatus, in association with meta data including a piece of process information corresponding to the image data, from among the pieces of process information acquired by the control apparatus, and shooting time information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuyuki UEMURA, Yoji OSANAI, Yuji MIYAUCHI, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20190117294
    Abstract: A grasping treatment instrument can be opened and closed between a first grasping jaw and a second grasping jaw. The first grasping jaw includes, on its outer front surface, a grasping surface opposing the second grasping jaw, a back surface facing an opposite side to the grasping surface, and inclined surfaces arranged extending from a side of the back surface toward a side of the grasping surface as the inclined surfaces become away from a central position in a width direction, and are inclined relative to the back surface. In the first grasping jaw, a liquid is supplied from a liquid inlet portion onto the inclined surfaces by way of the back surface, and the liquid flows out from the inclined surfaces toward the side of the grasping surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Kano, Mizuki Komiya, Ryuhei Shimada
  • Publication number: 20190121116
    Abstract: A relay optical system includes a cemented lens in which a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens having are cemented. The first lens is a meniscus lens which is adjacent to the third lens, and a dispersion and a partial dispersion ratio differ for the first lens and the third lens. In a rectangular coordinate system in which a horizontal axis is let to be ?dLA and a vertical axis is let to be ?gFLA, when a straight line expressed by ?gFLA=?×?dLA+?LA (where, ?=?0.00163) is set, ?gFLA and ?dLA of medium of the first lens are included in an area determined by the following conditional expression (1) and conditional expression (2), and the following conditional expression (3) is satisfied: 0.67??LA??(1) ?dLA<50??(2) ?1.4<mg<?0.6??(3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro AMANAI
  • Publication number: 20190121117
    Abstract: A relay optical system includes an object-side lens which is disposed nearest to an object, an image-side lens which is disposed nearest to an image, and a cemented lens having a positive refractive power. The object-side lens has a positive refractive power and is disposed such that a convex surface is directed toward an object side. The image-side lens has a positive refractive power and is disposed such that a convex surface is directed toward an image side. A plurality of the cemented lenses is disposed between the object-side lens and the image side lens and the following conditional expression (1) is satisfied: 0.04<Gce/Drel<0.4??(1) where, Gce denotes the smallest of intervals of adjacent cemented lenses, and Drel denotes a distance from an object plane up to an image plane of the relay optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro AMANAI, Tsutomu UZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190124261
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit acquires a plurality of images, generates a synthesis image by synthesizing the images, generates a synthesis image file in which additional information indicative of a relationship between the images is recorded together with the synthesis image, and records the synthesis image file in a recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya TOYODA, Tatsuya KINO, Takuya MATSUNAGA, Hideaki YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko OSA, OSAMU NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20190117325
    Abstract: Provided is a wire driving device including: wires one ends of which are attached to a movable member; pulleys to which the other ends of the individual wires are secured; driven gears that are coaxially secured to the individual pulleys; a drive gear that is connected to a driving source; and movable gears that are disposed between the drive gear and the individual driven gears and that can transmit the motive power of the driving source to the driven gears from the drive gear. The movable gears are provided in a movable manner so that the movable gears engage with the drive gear and the driven gears when the drive gear is rotated in a direction, and so that the engagements of the movable gears with at least one of the drive gear and the driven gears are released when the drive gear is rotated in the other direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke KISHI
  • Publication number: 20190117055
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes a scope including an imaging unit provided at a distal end of an insertion section to be inserted into an observation object, and a main body including a light source unit configured to emit illumination light that illuminates the observation object through the scope. The light source unit is configured to emit first narrow band light selected based on an absorption spectrum of a first characteristic substance, and second narrow band light selected based on an absorption spectrum of a second characteristic substance. The main body includes an image processing circuit configured to process image information acquired by the imaging unit. The endoscope apparatus also includes a display configured to display image information processed by the image processing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi ITO, Yoshihiko WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190123078
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device has a pixel sharing unit, and the pixel sharing unit includes a plurality of pixel units each including a plurality of photodiodes, floating diffusions, and a plurality of read transistors, a reset transistor and an amplification transistor shared by the plurality of pixel units, a plurality of read wirings, a connection wiring that connects the floating diffusions to each other. In the pixel sharing unit, the connection wiring and each of the plurality of read wirings are disposed to have overlapping areas in a plan view, and the connection wiring and the plurality of read wirings are disposed such that parasitic capacitors generated in the plurality of overlapping areas are approximately equal to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kobayashi