Patents Assigned to Topcon Corporation
  • Patent number: 11058296
    Abstract: A storage device of an ophthalmologic image display device of an embodiment stores a three dimensional data set acquired by scanning a subject's eye using OCT. An image processor forms, based on the three dimensional data set, a B-mode image, front images, and composite front image obtained from the front images. A display controller displays the B-mode image, front images and composite front image in a predetermined layout. The display controller displays distinguishment color information for distinguishment between the front images by colors and slice area information that indicates a partial region of the B-mode image corresponding to a slice area of the three dimensional data set represented by each front image in a color according to the distinguishment color information, and displays a composite front image based on the front images, each of which is expressed by a color according to the distinguishment color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiki Aimi, Masahiro Akiba, Atsushi Kubota
  • Publication number: 20210204809
    Abstract: The ophthalmic imaging apparatus (1) of an embodiment example performs motion contrast imaging by applying OCT scanning to an eye (E). The data acquiring unit (2, 100) acquires a plurality of pieces of time-course data respectively corresponding to a plurality of scan points, by conducting repetitive A-scan application to individual scan points. The image constructing unit (220) constructs a motion contrast image from the plurality of pieces of time-course data acquired. The controller (211) controls the data acquiring unit such that data acquisition time intervals of first time-course data corresponding to a first scan point of the plurality of scan points and data acquisition time intervals of second time-course data corresponding to a second scan point become substantially equal to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi HIROSE, Toshihiro MINO, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210196116
    Abstract: In an ophthalmic imaging apparatus of some aspect examples, a data acquiring unit acquires data by applying an OCT scan to an eye. An image constructing unit constructs an image from the data acquired. A focal position changing unit is provided to the measurement arm. A scan controller controls the data acquiring unit according to a scan pattern including first and second partial patterns that are continuous patterns for central and peripheral regions of an OCT scan application area, respectively. A focus controller controls the focal position changing unit such that a first focal position is applied in parallel with an OCT scan of at least part of the first partial pattern and a second focal position is applied in parallel with an OCT scan to at least part of the second partial pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI, Ryoichi HIROSE
  • Patent number: 11047989
    Abstract: Usability of a GNSS device with a tilt sensor is improved. A GNSS device includes a tilt sensor capable of measuring a tilt, an electronic compass capable of measuring a direction, a GNSS antenna capable of acquiring positional information, and a display unit capable of displaying information, wherein when the tilt sensor or the electronic compass requests calibration for adjustment, an icon calling attention is displayed on a screen of the display unit, and when the icon is tapped by a user, the screen of the display unit shifts to a calibration screen. When calibration is required, immediate shifting to a calibration screen is enabled, so that high operability and usability are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Sano, Tohru Mogi
  • Patent number: 11048964
    Abstract: A survey data processing device includes a point cloud data receiving unit, a vertically cut section generating unit, and a vertical position adjusting unit. The point cloud data receiving unit receives first point cloud data and second point cloud data that are respectively obtained at a first instrument point and a second instrument point. The vertically cut section generating unit cuts the first point cloud data and the second point cloud data at a vertical plane containing the first instrument point and the second instrument point to obtain a vertically cut section of each of the first point cloud data and the second point cloud data. The vertical position adjusting unit matches vertical positions of the vertically cut sections of the first point cloud data and the second point cloud data as viewed from a direction perpendicular to the vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Sasaki, George Kelly Cone, Junki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11048276
    Abstract: Objects of the present disclosure include providing a technique which can efficiently guide an unmanned aerial vehicle to a particular part of a target object. Provided is a control device for an unmanned aerial vehicle including a camera. The control device comprises a bright spot detection unit configured to detect, from an image captured by camera, a bright spot generated by a laser pointer; a flight control unit configured to perform, based on position of the bright spot in the image, flight control over the unmanned aerial vehicle. In such structure, the camera detects the bright spot, generated by the irradiation of spot-type indicating laser beam from the total station, on a wall surface, and the flight control over the unmanned aerial vehicle is performed in a manner that the unmanned aerial vehicle follows the bright spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: You Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11035936
    Abstract: A deflecting device and a surveying instrument for deflecting an optical axis two-dimensionally comprising a ring-shaped holding member; ring gears disposed on both sides of the holding member with the holding member interposed between the ring gears and concentric with the holding member; rotary bearings disposed between the holding member and the ring gears on both sides of the holding member and concentric with the holding member; optical deflecting members disposed at central portions of the ring gears and integrated with the ring gears; deflection motors corresponding to the respective ring gears; a drive transmitting member configured to transmit rotary force of the deflection motors to the ring gears; and urging members configured to urge the ring gears in a direction parallel with rotation axes of the ring gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsumoto, Fumio Ohtomo
  • Patent number: 11035670
    Abstract: A survey system includes a survey device and a target. The survey device includes a main body rotatable around a vertical axis, a telescope supported by the main body and rotatable around a horizontal axis, a wide angle imaging unit having a second angle of view wider than a first angle of view of the telescope, and a target identification unit configured to identify a target image. The target image is identified based on a differential image between a first image captured by the wide angle imaging unit during an on-period with laser light emitted from an emission unit and a second image captured during an off-period in which laser light is not emitted from the emission unit. The target image is quickly identified even when the target is significantly separated in the horizontal direction from a position directly in front of the survey device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nishita
  • Patent number: 11029154
    Abstract: A deflecting device and surveying instrument comprising a holding member having a ring shape; ring gears disposed on both sides of the holding member with the holding member interposed the ring gears, the ring gears being concentric with the holding member; bearings disposed between the holding member and the ring gears on both sides of the holding member, the bearings being concentric with the holding member; optical deflecting members disposed at central portions of the ring gears and integrated with the ring gears; deflection motors corresponding to the respective ring gears; and a drive transmitting member configured to transmit rotary force of the deflection motors to the ring gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsumoto, Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 11026572
    Abstract: In an ophthalmic examination system of one embodiment, an internal examiner terminal is used by an internal examiner in a facility where an ophthalmic examination apparatus is installed. An external examiner terminal is used by an external examiner outside the facility. A management apparatus includes a communication establishment unit, and an information transfer unit. The communication establishment unit is capable of establishing communication between at least two apparatuses selected from the ophthalmic examination apparatus, the internal examiner terminal, and the external examiner terminal. The information transfer unit is configured to transfer information sent from one of the at least two apparatuses whose communication has been established by the communication establishment unit. Each of the ophthalmic examination apparatus, the internal examiner terminal, and the external examiner terminal includes an output unit configured to output information transferred by the information transfer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sakurada, Yukio Ikezawa
  • Publication number: 20210161376
    Abstract: A scan area setting unit of an exemplary ophthalmic apparatus sets a scan area in a region passing through an iris outer edge. A first scan controller controls an OCT optical system to apply an OCT scan to the scan area. An image quality evaluating unit calculates an image quality evaluation value of an image from the OCT scan. A corner angle image detecting unit analyzes the image to detect a corner angle image. A position judging unit judges whether the corner angle image is located within a first area in an image frame. A second scan controller controls the OCT optical system to apply an OCT scan of a predetermined pattern to the anterior segment, if the image quality evaluation value is equal to or greater than a threshold and the corner angle image is located within the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke ONO
  • Publication number: 20210153740
    Abstract: A slit lamp microscope of some embodiment examples includes an illumination system, photography system, and movement mechanism. The illumination system projects slit light onto an anterior segment of an eye. The photography system includes an optical system and image sensor. The optical system directs light coming from the anterior segment onto which the slit light is being projected. The image sensor includes a light detecting plane that receives the light directed by the optical system. The movement mechanism moves the illumination and photography systems. The subject plane along the optical axis of the illumination system, the optical system, and the light detecting plane satisfy the Scheimpflug condition. The photography system acquires a plurality of images of the anterior segment by performing repetitive photography in parallel with movement of the illumination and photography systems performed by the movement mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OOMORI, Yasufumi FUKUMA, Hitoshi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210153735
    Abstract: In an ophthalmic system of some embodiments, ophthalmic imaging apparatuses include slit lamp microscopes, and information processing system is connected to each ophthalmic imaging apparatus via a communication path. Each ophthalmic imaging apparatus is configured to acquire a three dimensional image by photographing a subject's eye, and transmit the three dimensional image to the information processing system. The information processing system is configured to receive the three dimensional image, store three dimensional images received, perform machine learning and/or data mining based on the three dimensional images, store knowledge acquired by the machine learning and/or data mining, and generate diagnosis support information by performing inference based on a three dimensional image of a subject's eye transmitted from one of the slit lamp microscopes knowledge stored in the knowledge storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi TSUKADA, Yasufumi FUKUMA
  • Publication number: 20210153737
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus of an embodiment example applies an OCT scan to an anterior segment and constructs an image from acquired data. Further, the ophthalmic apparatus analyzes the image to detect an artifact along an A-scan direction and moves an OCT optical system based on the artifact. Also, the ophthalmic apparatus analyzes the image to detect a corneal image and judges whether an intersection between the artifact and the corneal image is located within a predetermined area. In addition, the ophthalmic apparatus calculates an image quality evaluation value of the image, and controls the OCT optical system to perform an OCT scan of a predetermined pattern if the intersection is located within the area and the image quality evaluation value is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke ONO
  • Patent number: 11013401
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus of some exemplary embodiments includes an illumination system, interference photographing system, anterior eye segment photographing system, first optical path coupling element, and controller. The illumination system projects illumination light output from a light source, onto the anterior eye segment of a subject's eye. The interference photographing system performs photographing of an interference pattern formed on the cornea by the illumination light. The anterior eye segment photographing system performs photographing of the anterior eye segment onto which the illumination light is being projected. The first optical path coupling element couples the optical path of the interference photographing system and the optical path of the anterior eye segment photographing system with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasufumi Fukuma, Hideharu Suzuki, Zhenguo Wang, Kazuhiro Oomori, Makoto Fujino
  • Patent number: 11013400
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus of an exemplary embodiment is capable of applying OCT to the fundus of a subject's eye, and includes an optical system, an optical scanner, an optical path length changing device, and a controller. The optical system splits light output front a light source into measurement light and reference light, projects the measurement light onto the fundus, generates interference light by superposing returning light of the measurement light from the subject's eye on the reference light, and detects the interference light. The optical scanner deflects the measurement light for scanning the fundus. The optical path length changing device changes at least one of an optical path length of the measurement light and an optical path length of the reference light. The controller controls the optical scanner based on at least the optical path length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouta Fujii, Makoto Saika, Jun Sakai
  • Patent number: 11009893
    Abstract: The invention provides a flying vehicle tracking method, which comprises an optical tracking in which a tracking light is projected to a retro-reflector of a flying vehicle with the retro-reflector, the tracking light is received, and a tracking of the flying vehicle is performed based on a light receiving result, and an image tracking in which an image of the flying vehicle is acquired, the flying vehicle is detected from the image, and the tracking of the flying vehicle is performed based on a detection result, wherein the optical tracking and the image tracking are executed in parallel with each other, and in a case where the flying vehicle cannot be tracked by the optical tracking, the optical tracking is returned based on the detection result of the image tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Otani, Daisuke Sasaki, Nobuyuki Fukaya, Takeshi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11009607
    Abstract: A first surveying unit comprises a frame in a horizontally rotatable manner, a telescope unit in a vertically rotatable manner, a first angle measuring unit and a first distance measuring unit which measure a prism, wherein the second surveying unit comprises a scanning mirror which rotatably irradiates a laser beam and a second angle measuring unit which detects a rotation angle of the scanning mirror, wherein a target instrument comprises a pole installed at a measuring point, the prism has a known positional relationship with a lower end of the pole, and a target plate mounted on the pole, wherein an arithmetic control module scans a laser beam, calculates a measuring point direction vector based on point cloud data of the target plate, and calculates a three-dimensional coordinate of the measuring point based on an optical center of the prism, the measuring point direction vector, and the positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nishita
  • Patent number: 11009453
    Abstract: A spectral curve acquiring device comprising: a light receiving optical system (6) for irradiating an irradiating light, a light receiving optical system (8) for dispersing and receiving a reflected irradiating light reflected by an object to be measured (7), a distance meter (4) for measuring a distance to the object to be measured, a storage module (25) for storing a plurality of reference spectral curves prepared based on a light receiving intensity for each wavelength at the time of measuring a white reference plate with different distances, and a control arithmetic module (24), wherein the control arithmetic module obtains a light receiving intensity of the dispersed reflected irradiating light for each wavelength based on the reference spectral curve corresponding to a distance to be measured, corrects a measurement spectral curve prepared based on the light receiving intensity, and prepares a spectral reflectance curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Issei Hanya, Shugo Akiyama, Ryosuke Tomizawa, Naoto Kasori, Yoshimitsu Nakajima, Yuji Shirane, Satoshi Suenaga
  • Patent number: 11002838
    Abstract: An object is to provide a communication management system that prevents a surveying instrument from being used in an environment exceeding a guaranteed range of specifications. To achieve the above-described object, a communication management system includes a surveying instrument including a survey unit, a temperature sensor, a control unit, and a communication unit, a management server, and a remote terminal, wherein the remote terminal sets a usable temperature of the surveying instrument, sets a determination on the usable temperature and a temperature acquired by the temperature sensor, and an operation responsive to results of the determination, and makes the management server store these, the surveying instrument transmits its own temperature information to the management server, and the management server makes the determination by comparing the usable temperature and a temperature acquired by the temperature sensor, and executes the operation based on results of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Kikuchi