Patents by Inventor Atsushi Miyamoto

Atsushi Miyamoto 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: 20170079729
    Abstract: Provided is a medical robot arm apparatus including a plurality of joint units configured to connect a plurality of links and implement at least 6 or more degrees of freedom in driving of a multi-link structure configured with the plurality of links, and a drive control unit configured to control driving of the joint units based on states of the joint units. A front edge unit attached to a front edge of the multi-link structure is at least one medical apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA, Wataru Kokubo, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kenichiro Nagasaka, Kenji Hirose
  • Publication number: 20170080574
    Abstract: A robot arm apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: one or a plurality of a joint unit that joins a plurality of links constituting a multi-link structure; an acquisition unit that acquires an on-screen enlargement factor of a subject imaged by an imaging unit attached to the multi-link structure; and a driving control unit that controls driving of the joint unit based on a state of the joint unit and the enlargement factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yohei KURODA, Takara KASAI, Yasuhisa KAMIKAWA, Wataru KOKUBO, Toshimitsu TSUBOI, Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA, Yasuhiro MATSUDA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Kenji HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20170072569
    Abstract: A robot apparatus includes an output unit that displays an image including an object on a screen, an input unit that receives an operation performed by a user for specifying information relating to an approximate range including the object in the image, an object extraction unit that extracts information regarding a two-dimensional contour of the object on the basis of the specification received by the input unit, and a position and attitude estimation unit that estimates information regarding a three-dimensional position and attitude of the object on the basis of the information regarding the two-dimensional contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Genta Kondo, Atsushi Miyamoto, Satoru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20170066131
    Abstract: [Object] To calibrate an internal model more efficiently and more precisely. [Solution] Provided is a robot arm apparatus including: an arm unit made up of a plurality of links joined by one or a plurality of a joint unit, the arm unit being connectable to an imaging unit. An internal model including at least geometric information about the arm unit and focus position information about the imaging unit is updated using internal model information acquired in a state in which the imaging unit is pointed at a reference point in real space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: YASUHISA KAMIKAWA, TAKARA KASAI, YOHEI KURODA, WATARU KOKUBO, TOSHIMITSU TSUBOI, TETSUHARU FUKUSHIMA, YASUHIRO MATSUDA, ATSUSHI MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170064251
    Abstract: A management system for managing a session for transmitting content data between a first terminal and a second terminal via a first relay apparatus and a second relay apparatus is provided. The management system includes a determination unit configured to determine a transmission quality of the content data transmitted in the session based on a transmission quality of the content data available for the first terminal and a transmission quality available for the second terminal, a first selection unit configured to select a first relay apparatus to which the first terminal is to be connected based on the determined transmission quality, and a second selection unit configured to select a second relay apparatus to which the second terminal is to be connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya SONEDA, Naoki UMEHARA, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Takeshi HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170063939
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes at least one processor configured to receive a request from a first communications terminal from among a plurality of communications terminals to select one or more relay apparatuses that relay content data transmitted and received between the first communications terminal and a second communications terminal from among the communications terminals; select one or more relay apparatuses included in one or more networks usable by the first communications terminal and the second communications terminal in response to the received request; and transmit identification information of the selected one or more relay apparatuses to the first communications terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Takeshi HORIUCHI, Takuya SONEDA, Naoki UMEHARA
  • Publication number: 20170007342
    Abstract: [Object] To enable further improvement in user convenience. [Solution] Provided is a robot arm apparatus including: an arm unit made up of a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of a joint unit, the arm unit being connectable to an imaging unit; and a drive control unit that controls driving of the arm unit by causing each joint unit to be driven cooperatively. The drive control unit uses relative position information of a reference position with respect to the arm unit, the relative position information being based on a state of the arm unit and distance information about a distance between the imaging unit and the reference position, to control the driving of the arm unit in a manner that the reference position is positioned on an optical axis of the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: TAKARA KASAI, YASUHISA KAMIKAWA, YOHEI KURODA, WATARU KOKUBO, TOSHIMITSU TSUBOI, TETSUHARU FUKUSHIMA, YASUHIRO MATSUDA, ATSUSHI MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170007336
    Abstract: A medical support arm apparatus including: an arm unit including a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of a joint unit; and a driving control unit that drives the arm unit by controlling driving of the joint unit. If a malfunction is detected in at least one of the joint unit, the driving control unit controls the driving of the joint unit in a state in which a certain restriction is imposed on motion of the arm unit, and drives the arm unit to avoid the malfunction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimitsu TSUBOI, Takara KASAI, Yasuhisa KAMIKAWA, Yohei KURODA, Wataru KOKUBO, Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA, Yasuhiro MATSUDA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9539059
    Abstract: Provided is a medical robot arm apparatus including a plurality of joint units configured to connect a plurality of links and implement at least 6 or more degrees of freedom in driving of a multi-link structure configured with the plurality of links, and a drive control unit configured to control driving of the joint units based on states of the joint units. A front edge unit attached to a front edge of the multi-link structure is at least one medical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuharu Fukushima, Wataru Kokubo, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kenichiro Nagasaka, Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 9527214
    Abstract: A robot apparatus includes an output unit that displays an image including an object on a screen, an input unit that receives an operation performed by a user for specifying information relating to an approximate range including the object in the image, an object extraction unit that extracts information regarding a two-dimensional contour of the object on the basis of the specification received by the input unit, and a position and attitude estimation unit that estimates information regarding a three-dimensional position and attitude of the object on the basis of the information regarding the two-dimensional contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Genta Kondo, Atsushi Miyamoto, Satoru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20160373692
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for causing a display device to display information about communication is disclosed, the display device being connected to the communication apparatus, the information about communication being received from a communication device. The communication apparatus includes an incoming call detection unit that detects an incoming call for starting the communication; an image output unit that outputs an image to the display device via a first communication path in order to cause the display device to display the information about communication; and a control unit that controls, via a second communication path in response to the detection of the incoming call, a display function of the display device, the second communication path being different from the first communication path. The control of the display function of the display device by the control unit enables the display device to display the information about communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventor: Atsushi MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160365771
    Abstract: [Object] To detect a rotational angle accurately and also to drive more safely. [Solution] Provided is an actuator (300) including: a reduction gear (320) that reduces, by a certain reduction ratio, a rotational velocity of an input shaft joined to a rotary shaft of a motor (360), and transmits the reduced rotational velocity to an output shaft (350); a first absolute angle encoder (330) that detects a rotational angle of the input shaft; and a second absolute angle encoder (340) that detects a rotational angle of the output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: WATARU KOKUBO, TAKARA KASAI, YASUHISA KAMIKAWA, YOHEI KURODA, TOSHIMITSU TSUBOI, TETSUHARU FUKUSHIMA, YASUHIRO MATSUDA, ATSUSHI MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9488815
    Abstract: An pattern evaluation method includes a step of estimating imaging deviation allowed to evaluate an overlay position on one or more evaluation point candidates based on pattern layout information, a step of deciding one or more evaluation points from among the evaluation point candidates based on the allowed imaging deviation, a step of deciding an imaging sequence for imaging the selected evaluation point, and a step of evaluating an overlay position between first and second patterns based on an image obtained by imaging the evaluation point according to the imaging sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Miyamoto, Mayuka Osaki, Maki Kimura, Chie Shishido
  • Publication number: 20160321213
    Abstract: A computer utilizes correlation matrix data including a value indicating correlation between indicators and comprises a graph process unit that includes a control factor calculation unit configured to calculate a control factor for generating compressed graph data based on a constraint condition on a process; and a graph generation unit configured to generate graph data from the correlation matrix data by using the control factor. The control factor calculation unit obtains a target process time as the constraint condition; calculates a maximum of a number of edges to be included in the graph data; calculates a threshold for extracting the elements converted from the correlation matrix data to the graph data based on the maximum of the number of edges; and outputs the threshold as the control factor. The graph generation unit extracts the elements from the correlation matrix data based on the threshold, and generates the graph data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Yasuyuki KUDO, Junichi MIYAKOSHI
  • Patent number: 9460889
    Abstract: A specimen image capture method using a charged particle microscope device includes: a first image acquisition step in which the gain of a detector in a charged particle microscope is set to a first gain value, charged particle beam scanning is carried out on a specimen, and a first image is obtained; a second image acquisition step in which the gain of the detector is set to a second gain value, which is different to the first gain value, charged particle beam scanning is carried out on the specimen, and a second image is obtained; and an image combination step in which the first gain value and the second gain value are used and the first image and the second image are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Nakahira, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20160269973
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first device at a first site and a second device at a second site communicating with each other. The first device includes a communication start unit to start communication with the second device, a connection information obtainment unit to obtain connection information from another device at the first site connected with the first device by wire or wirelessly, for another device at the second site to connect with the other device at the first site, and a transmitter unit to transmit the connection information to the second device. The second device includes a receiver unit to receive the connection information from the first device, and another device communication unit to transmit the connection information received by the receiver unit, to the other device at the second site connected with the second device by wire or wirelessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Takahiro ASAI, Takeshi HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 9408591
    Abstract: In order to acquire high resolution ultrasound images while maintaining an appropriate frame rate in ultrasound diagnostic devices, the disclosed method generates high resolution ultrasound images by performing image reconstruction on the basis of multiple ultrasound frame images captured along a time series and the magnitudes of positional shifts, or forms high resolution ultrasound images by performing image reconstruction on the basis of multiple ultrasound frame images acquired by controlling the ultrasound probe and varying scan orientation or scan focal length frame by frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go Kotaki, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kenji Nakahira
  • Patent number: 9354049
    Abstract: A model based measurement method is capable of estimating a cross-sectional shape by matching various pre-created cross-sectional shapes with a library of SEM signal waveforms. The present invention provides a function for determining whether or not it is appropriate to create a model of a cross-sectional shape or a function for verifying the accuracy of estimation results to a conventional model based measurement method, wherein a solution space (expected solution space) is obtained by matching library waveforms and is displayed before measuring the real pattern by means of model based measurement. Moreover, after the real pattern is measured by means of model based measurement, the solution space (real solution space) is obtained by matching the real waveforms with the library waveforms and is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: HUTACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chie Shishido, Maki Tanaka, Atsushi Miyamoto, Akira Hamamatsu, Manabu Yano
  • Patent number: 9341584
    Abstract: A high-performance image quality improvement process, capable of improving the image quality of low-definition areas (lower layer patterns in a multilayer, bottoms of holes in a hole pattern, etc.), is performed to a captured image. Definition enhancement intensity is calculated using height information included in design data or estimate values of sample height information calculated from the captured image, and the image quality improvement process is performed to the captured image using the definition enhancement intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Nakahira, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9343264
    Abstract: In a panoramic image construction technology a wide-range imaging area (EP) of semiconductor patterns is divided into a plurality of imaging areas (SEP), and joined a group of images, which are obtained by imaging the SEPs using an SEM, through image processing. Although a pattern serving as a key to joining is not contained in an overlap area between some of the SEPs, all the images can be joined in some cases is noted so that: although the number of patterns serving as keys to joining is small, SEPs whose images are all joined can be determined; or even if such SEPs cannot be determined, SEPs satisfying user's request items as many as possible can be determined. The cases are extracted by optimizing an SEP arrangement, whereby the number of cases in which SEPs whose images are all joined can be determined is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go Kotaki, Atsushi Miyamoto, Ryoichi Matsuoka