Patents by Inventor Akira Matsui

Akira Matsui has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220285023
    Abstract: There is provided a biliary atresia diagnosis support management system including a server, the server including a transmission/reception unit receiving an image of stool from a living body and a determination unit determining whether biliary atresia is contracted or not from the image, wherein the server further includes: a management unit including a usage fee saving unit saving received usage fees and a donation sending unit for sending a donation from the saved usage fees; and a doctor's determination request processing unit requesting a determination by a doctor if the determination unit determines that there is a suspected positive result; and if it is diagnosed that the living body needs treatment for biliary atresia as a result of a thorough examination, the server pays a donation for the treatment from the usage fees saved in the usage fee saving unit via the donation sending unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD., NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILD HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
    Inventors: Takeshi URAMOTO, Tetsuaki KON, Tomoyoshi SHIROSHITA, Akira MATSUI, Hideki NAKAJIMA, Hiroyuki ABE
  • Publication number: 20220236012
    Abstract: Provided is a heat exchanger, including a plurality of heat exchange members arranged in a first direction so as to be spaced apart from each other. Each of the plurality of heat exchange members includes: a heat transfer pipe extending in a second direction intersecting with the first direction; and a heat transfer plate provided to the heat transfer pipe along the second direction. The heat transfer plate includes extending portions extending away from the heat transfer pipe in a third direction intersecting with each of the first direction and the second direction. The heat transfer plate is formed separately from the heat transfer pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta KOMIYA, Shinya HIGASHIIUE, Tsuyoshi MAEDA, Ryota AKAIWA, Shigeyoshi MATSUI, Akira ISHIBASHI, Eiji HIHARA, Chaobin DANG, Jiyang LI
  • Publication number: 20220188141
    Abstract: There is provided a remote work supporting apparatus and method capable of checking work content of each operator and thereby supporting remote work while preventing the occurrence of human errors. A remote work supporting system for supporting work for a target computer apparatus to be executed remotely by a plurality of operators, and a remote work supporting method executed by the remote work supporting system are designed to: create virtual machines for providing a virtual computer environment for the target computer apparatus by respectively associating the virtual machines with the respective operators and provide each of the created virtual machines to each of the corresponding operators; and monitor respective pieces of work content regarding the virtual machines corresponding to the respective operators, presume correct work content from among the respective pieces of work content, and cause the presumed work content to be reflected in the target computer apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Hayato AKIYAMA, Akira MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20220182562
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and method, and an image processing apparatus and method that make it possible to control the resolution of a detection image. A resolution is set, and a restoration matrix is set including coefficients used when a restored image is restored from output pixel values of a plurality of pixel output units, of an imaging element including the plurality of pixel output units that receives incident light entering without passing through either an imaging lens or a pinhole, and each outputs one detection signal indicating an output pixel value modulated by an incident angle of the incident light, depending on the resolution set. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an imaging apparatus, an image processing apparatus, an information processing apparatus, an electronic device, a computer, a program, a storage medium, a system, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MATSUI, Yoshitaka MIYATANI, Kouji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11350053
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, a method thereof, and an imaging element capable of controlling resolution of a detection image. Provided is a plurality of pixel output units that receives incident light incident without intervention of either an imaging lens or a pinhole and each outputs one detection signal indicating an output pixel value modulated by an incident angle of the incident light, and a signal processing unit provided so as to be associated with an area in which at least two pixel output units out of the plurality of pixel output units are formed that processes signals read out from the pixel output units formed in the area and obtains output pixel values. The present disclosure may be applied to, for example, an imaging element, an imaging device, an image processing device, an electronic device, a system and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Kozuka, Akira Matsui, Yoshitaka Miyatani
  • Patent number: 11290664
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and method, and an image processing apparatus and method that make it possible to control the resolution of a detection image. A resolution is set, and a restoration matrix is set including coefficients used when a restored image is restored from output pixel values of a plurality of pixel output units, of an imaging element including the plurality of pixel output units that receives incident light entering without passing through either an imaging lens or a pinhole, and each outputs one detection signal indicating an output pixel value modulated by an incident angle of the incident light, depending on the resolution set. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an imaging apparatus, an image processing apparatus, an information processing apparatus, an electronic device, a computer, a program, a storage medium, a system, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Matsui, Yoshitaka Miyatani, Kouji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200288076
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, a method thereof, and an imaging element capable of controlling resolution of a detection image. Provided is a plurality of pixel output units that receives incident light incident without intervention of either an imaging lens or a pinhole and each outputs one detection signal indicating an output pixel value modulated by an incident angle of the incident light, and a signal processing unit provided so as to be associated with an area in which at least two pixel output units out of the plurality of pixel output units are formed that processes signals read out from the pixel output units formed in the area and obtains output pixel values. The present disclosure may be applied to, for example, an imaging element, an imaging device, an image processing device, an electronic device, a system and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: NORIAKI KOZUKA, AKIRA MATSUI, YOSHITAKA MIYATANI
  • Publication number: 20200275038
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and method, and an image processing apparatus and method that make it possible to control the resolution of a detection image. A resolution is set, and a restoration matrix is set including coefficients used when a restored image is restored from output pixel values of a plurality of pixel output units, of an imaging element including the plurality of pixel output units that receives incident light entering without passing through either an imaging lens or a pinhole, and each outputs one detection signal indicating an output pixel value modulated by an incident angle of the incident light, depending on the resolution set. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an imaging apparatus, an image processing apparatus, an information processing apparatus, an electronic device, a computer, a program, a storage medium, a system, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MATSUI, Yoshitaka MIYATANI, Kouji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10753860
    Abstract: The present technology relates an inspection apparatus, an inspection method and a program by which accurate measurement light correction can be performed. The inspection apparatus calculates a correction gain of a spectrum based on reference spectral information, under a reference light source, of a reference reflector plate having a characteristic according to an inspection object and measurement spectral information of the reference reflector plate obtained by sensing under a measurement light source, and corrects measurement spectral information of the inspection object obtained by the sensing under the measurement light source based on the calculated correction gain. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a vegetation inspection apparatus that measures a vegetation index of a normalized vegetation index (NDVI) or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Murakami, Masatoshi Takashima, Akira Matsui
  • Patent number: 10750084
    Abstract: [Object] To estimate lens information with no change in photographing conditions. [Solution] An image processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a positional displacement estimation unit configured to estimate positional displacement between a plurality of input images obtained by photographing an identical photographic subject; an alignment processing unit configured to align positions of the plurality of input images on the basis of the estimated positional displacement; and a lens information estimation unit configured to estimate information of a lens used to photograph the input image depending on a model indicating a deterioration component of the lens on the basis of the aligned input images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruka Asai, Akira Matsui, Hideho Une
  • Publication number: 20190312996
    Abstract: [Object] To estimate lens information with no change in photographing conditions. [Solution] An image processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a positional displacement estimation unit configured to estimate positional displacement between a plurality of input images obtained by photographing an identical photographic subject; an alignment processing unit configured to align positions of the plurality of input images on the basis of the estimated positional displacement; and a lens information estimation unit configured to estimate information of a lens used to photograph the input image depending on a model indicating a deterioration component of the lens on the basis of the aligned input images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: HARUKA ASAI, AKIRA MATSUI, HIDEHO UNE
  • Patent number: 10417754
    Abstract: An inspection system is provided with an inspection device configured to examine the external features of an object; and a control device for controlling the inspection device; the inspection device including: a substantially column-shaped first barrel that includes a first through hole configured for an object to pass therethrough; and a plurality of imaging units provided on the inner peripheral surface which forms the first through hole in the first barrel; and the control device including: an image processing unit configured to process an image captured and output by each of the imaging units for the purpose of inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Kimura, Akira Matsui, Shingo Inazumi
  • Patent number: 10321901
    Abstract: A treatment instrument includes a power receiver and a treatment section configured to be driven by power received by the power receiver. The power receiver includes a first solenoid-shaped power receiving coil and a second solenoid-shaped power receiving coil having a winding direction opposite to a winding direction of the first power receiving coil. The first power receiving coil and the second power receiving coil have the same length and the same number of turns, and are arranged concentrically. The first power receiving coil and the second power receiving coil are electrically connected to a treatment section so that a direction in which a current flows through the first power receiving coil is opposite to a direction in which a current flows through the second power receiving coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Matsui, Yuta Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10206556
    Abstract: A medical power supply system includes: a medical device including an elongated insertion section, a power receiving unit including a power receiving member and movable relative to the insertion section in a longitudinal direction of the insertion section, and a biasing unit biasing the power receiving unit toward a distal end side of the insertion section; and a guide unit including a power transmitting unit including a power transmitting member, the insertion section being inserted into the guide unit. When the insertion section is inserted into the guide unit to a predetermined amount, the power receiving unit comes in contact with the power transmitting unit with being biased by the biasing unit, and the power transmitting member and the power receiving member face each other in an axial direction of the insertion section and have a positional relation in which wireless power transmission is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Matsuki, Akira Matsui
  • Publication number: 20180344380
    Abstract: An energy treatment tool includes: a heat transfer plate including a treatment surface for treating body tissue; an energy generating unit configured to generate thermal energy and transmit the thermal energy to the heat transfer plate; and a wiring unit connected to the energy generating unit and serving as an electrical conduction path to the energy generating unit. The wiring unit includes: a low thermal resistance unit; and a high thermal resistance unit that has higher thermal resistance than the low thermal resistance unit and connects the low thermal resistance unit and the energy generating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MATSUI, Shoei TSURUTA
  • Patent number: 10067833
    Abstract: A storage system according to the present invention comprises a controller and multiple storage devices, constitutes a RAID group from (n+m) number of storage devices, wherein the storage system stores write data from a host computer to n number of storage devices, and stores redundant data generated from the n number of data to m number of storage devices. When failure occurs to at least one storage device, the controller reads data in a compressed state and redundant data from each of the storage devices where failure has not occurred in the storage devices constituting the RAID group, and transmits the read data in the compressed state to the storage device which is a data recovery destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Matsui
  • Patent number: 10016235
    Abstract: An endoscope system having: an endoscope having: a first transmission electrode arranged to a channel defined by the endoscope; and a second transmission electrode arranged to the channel, wherein the first transmission electrode and the second transmission electrode are electrically connected to the power source; and a treatment tool having: a first reception electrode arranged to a treatment tool insertion section, and spaced apart from the first transmission electrode to form a first capacitor; a second reception electrode arranged to the treatment tool insertion section, and spaced apart from the second transmission electrode to form a second capacitor; and an electrically powered treatment device configured to be moved by the treatment tool insertion section, wherein the electrically powered treatment device is electrically connected to the first reception electrode and the second reception electrode to be powered to perform a treatment on a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoei Tsuruta, Yuta Sugiyama, Akira Matsui
  • Publication number: 20180188160
    Abstract: The present technology relates an inspection apparatus, an inspection method and a program by which accurate measurement light correction can be performed. The inspection apparatus determines, based on a table in which reference spectral information and a correction gain for correcting measurement spectral information of an inspection object obtained by sensing under a measurement light source are associated with each other and measurement spectral information of a reference reflector plate obtained by sensing under the measurement light source, a measurement light source correspondence correction gain corresponding to the measurement light source, and corrects the measurement spectral information of the inspection object obtained by sensing under the measurement light source based on the determined measurement light source correspondence correction gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Akira Matsui, Yoshihiro Murakami
  • Publication number: 20180180533
    Abstract: The present technology relates an inspection apparatus, an inspection method and a program by which accurate measurement light correction can be performed. The inspection apparatus calculates a correction gain of a spectrum based on reference spectral information, under a reference light source, of a reference reflector plate having a characteristic according to an inspection object and measurement spectral information of the reference reflector plate obtained by sensing under a measurement light source, and corrects measurement spectral information of the inspection object obtained by the sensing under the measurement light source based on the calculated correction gain. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a vegetation inspection apparatus that measures a vegetation index of a normalized vegetation index (NDVI) or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Murakami, Masatoshi Takashima, Akira Matsui
  • Publication number: 20180067676
    Abstract: A storage device according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a plurality of memory devices and a storage controller. The memory devices provide the storage controller with a storage space which comprises a plurality of sectors, each said sector including a write data memory region and an inspection code memory region. When the memory devices receive a read request from the storage controller, if the sector which is the subject of the read request has not been written to, an inspection code is generated on the basis of information included in the read request, and data of a prescribed pattern is transmitted with the inspection code to the storage controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Wenhan SHI, Masashi NAKANO, Junji OGAWA, Akira MATSUI