Patents Assigned to Topcon Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200245862
    Abstract: A new technique is provided to easily grasp the form of the fundus and the like of the eye to be examined being depicted in a tomographic image. An ophthalmic information processing device includes an image rotation circuit and a display control circuit. The image rotation circuit rotates a tomographic image of the eye to be examined acquired by using optical coherence tomography while making a measurement optical axis be eccentric relative to a predetermined site of the eye to be examined, in accordance with an eccentric amount and an eccentric direction of the measurement optical axis relative to the predetermined site. The display control circuit causes a display device to display the tomographic image rotated by the image rotation circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi HIROSE, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10732298
    Abstract: A technique for more reliably capturing a lost unmanned aerial vehicle in tracking the unmanned aerial vehicle by a surveying device is provided. A UAV search controlling part configured to be used in a search for an unmanned aerial vehicle that flies along a predetermined flight path includes an estimating part and a search controlling part. The estimating part estimates, on the basis of location data of a surveying device that surveys a location of the unmanned aerial vehicle by using laser light and on the basis of the predetermined flight path, a direction of the unmanned aerial vehicle as seen from the surveying device at a specific time. The search controlling part controls to allow the surveying device to search for the unmanned aerial vehicle, on the basis of the estimated direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nishita, Yasuo Terashima
  • Patent number: 10732267
    Abstract: An electro-optical distance meter comprises a light source for emitting a distance measuring light, a distance measuring optical system for leading a distance measuring light to a photodetector, an internal reference optical system for leading a part of the distance measuring light as an internal reference light to the photodetector, and an arithmetic processing unit for performing a distance measurement based on light receiving results of the distance measuring light and the internal reference light, wherein the internal reference optical system comprises a condenser lens, a scattering plate for scattering the internal reference light and for forming a secondary light source, and an optical fiber for leading the internal reference light to the photodetector and the internal reference optical system is constituted in such a manner that a light component of the internal reference light emitted from an arbitrary point within a whole surface of the secondary light source enters the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Akinobu Sugiura, Masahiro Ohishi
  • Publication number: 20200237213
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus of an embodiment example includes a front image acquiring device, a first search processor, and a second search processor. The front image acquiring device is configured to acquire a front image of a fundus of a subject's eye. The first search processor is configured to search for an interested region corresponding to an interested site of the fundus based on a brightness variation in the front image. The second search processor is configured to search for the interested region by template matching between the front image and a template image in the event that the interested region has not been detected by the first search processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke ONO, Hiroyuki AOKI
  • Patent number: 10724860
    Abstract: When a camera and a surveying device are connected by a synchro cable, and a photographing condition obtaining unit obtains a photographing start time of the camera, a survey control unit makes a survey time measurement unit start time measurement. After the camera and the surveying device are disconnected, the survey control unit starts a survey by a predetermined surveying period ?T when tracking of the prism starts. Based on the time measurement by the survey time measurement unit, the survey control unit associates the survey result with the photographing position of each image taken by the camera to generate the data for photogrammetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nishita, Jumpei Kochi, Satoshi Yanobe
  • Publication number: 20200233083
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided that can identify an array direction of a measurement object formed in a linear shape and efficiently perform a localized measurement of the measurement object. A measurement apparatus includes a distance measuring unit, a deflecting unit which deflects a direction of emission of measurement light with respect to a reference optical axis and which is capable of performing scanning with the measurement light with respect to a prescribed center in a circumferential direction, and a calculation control unit which controls the distance measuring unit and the deflecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki NISHITA
  • Publication number: 20200221948
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a tissue specifying unit, and a specifying unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire a tomographic image of a subject's eye formed based on scan data acquired using an optical system for performing optical coherence tomography on the subject's eye. The tissue specifying unit is configured to acquire first shape data representing shape of a tissue of the subject's eye by performing segmentation processing on the tomographic image. The specifying unit is configured to specify a low sensitivity component having a small variation with respect to a change in a position of the optical system with respect to the subject's eye from the first shape data, and to obtain second shape data representing shape of the tissue based on the specified low sensitivity component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro MINO, Jonathan LIU
  • Publication number: 20200221946
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus of embodiments includes an OCT unit, an acquisition unit, and a specifying unit. The OCT unit is configured to acquire a tomographic image of a subject's eye using optical coherence tomography. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire a front image of the subject's eye. The specifying unit is configured to specify shape of a tissue of the subject's eye based on the tomographic image acquired by the OCT unit and the front image acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro MINO, Jonathan LIU
  • Publication number: 20200221947
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a tissue specifying unit, and a specifying unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire a tomographic image of a subject's eye. The tissue specifying unit is configured to acquire first shape data representing shape of a tissue of the subject's eye by performing segmentation processing on each of a plurality of tomographic images acquired by the acquisition unit. The specifying unit is configured to obtain second shape data representing shape of the tissue based on the plurality of first shape data acquired by the tissue specifying unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro MINO, Jonathan LIU
  • Patent number: 10712153
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling an ultrasonic motor to reduce deterioration of automatic tracking performance, and a surveying instrument for the same. The present invention provides a method for controlling an ultrasonic motor in a surveying instrument including a rotary shaft, an ultrasonic motor that drives a rotary shaft, a tracking unit that includes a light emitting unit and a light receiving unit and tracks a target, and a clock signal oscillation unit that outputs a clock signal, wherein at the time of low-speed rotation of the ultrasonic motor, based on the clock signal, a ratio of an acceleration period in which a drive signal is applied and a deceleration period in which the drive signal is stopped in a drive cycle of the drive signal of the ultrasonic motor is set, and the light emitting unit is made to emit light in the deceleration period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kumagai, Satoshi Yanobe, Tetsutaro Kouji
  • Patent number: 10712430
    Abstract: An optical system of a laser scanner comprising: a light projecting system for projecting a distance measuring light, a scanning mirror for rotatably irradiating the distance measuring light from the light projecting system around a single axis and for making a reflected distance measuring light from an object to be measured enter a light receiving system, a transmission window for accommodating the scanning mirror and through which the distance measuring light and the reflected distance measuring light are transmitted, and a correction optical component for offsetting an optical action of the transmission window, which is provided at least in a middle of an irradiating optical path of the distance measuring light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventor: Taichi Yuasa
  • Publication number: 20200214557
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus, includes: a first concave mirror and a second concave mirror having a concave surface-shaped first reflective surface and a concave surface-shaped second reflective surface; an SLO optical system configured to project light from an SLO light source onto a subject's eye via the first concave mirror and the second concave mirror, and to detect returning light from the subject's eye; a first optical scanner configured to deflect the light from the SLO light source to guide the light to the first reflective surface; a second optical scanner configured to deflect light reflected by the first reflective surface to guide the light to the second reflective surface; an OCT optical system including a third optical scanner, and configured to split light from an OCT light source into measurement light and reference light, to project the measurement light deflected by the third optical scanner onto the subject's eye, and to detect interference light between returning light of the measurement l
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi HIROSE, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200214555
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to develop an ophthalmologic microscope of a new method that increases the degree of freedom in the optical design in the Galilean ophthalmologic microscope provided with an OCT optical system. The present invention provides an ophthalmologic microscope 1 comprising; an illuminating optical system 300, an observation optical system 400; an objective lens 2; and an OCT optical system 500, characterized in that the optical axis 0-500 of the OCT optical system does not penetrate through the objective lens 2, it comprises objective lens for OCT 507 through which the optical axis 0-500 of the OCT optical system penetrates, and deflection optical elements 503a, 503b for scanning of the OCT optical system and the objective lens for OCT 507 are in a substantially optically conjugate positional relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Yasufumi FUKUMA, Kazuhiro OOMORI
  • Publication number: 20200214556
    Abstract: An ophthalmological device of some embodiment examples includes a memory, detecting processor, identifying processor, transforming processor, and composing processor. The memory stores a plurality of angiograms acquired by applying optical coherence tomography to an eye fundus. The detecting processor is configured to detect a feature point from each of the angiograms. The identifying processor is configured to identify a plurality of feature point groups from among a plurality of feature points detected from the angiograms. Each feature point group corresponds to a same site of the eye fundus. The transforming processor is configured to transform at least part of the angiograms based on the feature point groups. The composing processor is configured to compose two or more angiograms of the angiograms at least part of which has been transformed, based on the feature point groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki AOKI, Taiki AIMI
  • Patent number: 10708572
    Abstract: A photogrammetric system includes a camera installed in a movable body and including a shutter unit that moves an exposed portion across an imaging surface from one side to the other side for exposure to capture an image, a measuring device configured to measure a position at which the camera captures the image, and a photogrammetry data generator configured to extract a feature point from the image captured by the camera, calculate a feature point capture position at which the feature point is captured based on a measurement result of the measuring device and a moving time of the exposed portion, and generate photogrammetry data including the feature point capture position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nishita
  • Patent number: 10702145
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment acquires data by OCT scanning of the anterior eye segment. The apparatus generates distribution information of a predetermined parameter in the anterior eye segment by analyzing the data. The apparatus acquires a front image of the anterior eye segment at the time of the data being acquired. The apparatus stores the first distribution information and the first front image both corresponding to the first time, and the second distribution information and the second front image both corresponding to the second time. The apparatus calculates the positional difference between the first front image and the second front image. The apparatus applies registration to the first distribution information and the second distribution information based on the positional difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mariko Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200205653
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus includes a data acquisition unit, a storage unit, and a correction unit. The data acquisition unit includes a concave mirror and an optical scanner configured to deflect light from a light source to guide to a reflective surface of the concave mirror. The data acquisition unit is configured to acquire a first data set group in an A-scan direction by performing optical coherence tomography on a subject's eye placed at a subject's eye position or a conjugate position of the subject's eye position using light reflected by the reflective surface. The storage unit is configured to store correction data for correcting an incident angle of the light at the subject's eye position depending on a deflection angle of the light by the optical scanner. The correction unit is configured to generate a second data set group by correcting at least a part of the first data set group based on the correction data stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi HIROSE, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200205659
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a controller. The acquisition unit includes an optical scanner capable of deflecting light in a predetermined deflection angle range. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire data of a subject's eye by performing A-scan on the subject's eye using optical coherence tomography by measurement light deflected by the optical scanner. The controller is configured to cause the acquisition unit to perform A-scan based on a deflection operation state of the optical scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi HIROSE, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10697771
    Abstract: A survey system including a movable photographing device, a surveying device, and an analysis device. The movable photographing device includes a camera mounted on a UAV and taking a plurality of images P for photogrammetry, and a GPS unit including a first time stamping portion stamping a first time Tc relating to a photographing time on the image P taken. The surveying device determines a position of the movable photographing device, and includes a second time stamping portion stamping a second time Tt relating to a surveying time on a survey result R determined above. The analysis device includes a photographing position analysis portion associating each survey result R with a photographing position of the respective image P based on the first time Tc and the second time Tt, and generating data for photogrammetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nishita, Kazuki Osaragi, Yasuhito Haijima, You Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10699544
    Abstract: In order to achieve the object, a communication management system includes: a surveying instrument including a survey unit, a system timer, a control unit, and a communication unit; a management server capable of communicating with the surveying instrument; and a remote terminal capable of communicating with the management server, wherein the remote terminal sets a usable time of the surveying instrument, sets determination on an operating time of the surveying instrument and the usable time, and an operation responding to results of the determination, and makes the management server store these, the surveying instrument transmits an operation start time and an operation end time to the management server, and the management server acquires the operation start time and the operation end time, and compares the usable time and an operating time of the surveying instrument and executes the determination, and executes the operation based on results of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kikuchi, Mitsutaka Kagata, Sora Otaguro