Patents by Inventor Atsushi Sumi

Atsushi Sumi 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).

  • Patent number: 8568323
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis system and a centesis support controlling method by which positions and directions of a centesis needle traveling to a target region can accurately and easily be determined, including an MPR image data generating unit which generates target image data by setting a prescribed target MPR plane on volume data acquired through 3D scan over a 3D volume including a target region; a centesis needle MPR plane setting unit which generates centesis needle data indicating position and directions of the centesis needle, based on the acquired volume data; a crossing angle detection unit which detects a crossing angle between the target MPR plane and the centesis needle MPR plane including the centesis needle data; and a needling support data generating unit which generates needling support data by composing the target image data and the centesis needle data overlapped with centesis needle image data based on the detected crossing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ichioka, Atsushi Sumi, Akihiro Kakee
  • Publication number: 20130267852
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus of embodiments includes an ultrasound probe, a scanning controller, and a display controller. The ultrasound probe is configured to be capable of ultrasound three dimensional scanning by swinging a plurality of transducer elements in a direction orthogonal to the arrangement direction of the transducer elements. The scanning controller is configured to control the ultrasound probe to scan a plurality of intersecting cross sections while swinging the transducer elements. The display controller is configured to control such that a plurality of ultrasound images based on ultrasound scanning performed on the cross sections are displayed on a given display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicants: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohisa Imamura, Atsushi Sumi, Kuramitsu Nishihara, Naohisa Kamiyama
  • Publication number: 20130245447
    Abstract: An imaging part acquires a plurality of ultrasound image data by sequentially imaging the subject with ultrasound waves. A display controller causes a display to display, side by side, a plurality of ultrasound images based on the plurality of ultrasound image data acquired by the imaging part. Moreover, the display controller causes the display to display measurement markers for obtaining quantitative information of tissues shown in the ultrasound images in a state superimposed in relatively the same positions on the plurality of ultrasound images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicants: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohisa IMAMURA, Kazuya AKAKI, Atsushi SUMI, Akihiro KAKEE, Takuya SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20130126202
    Abstract: An screw tightening tool (1) includes: a handle part (22) to be held by a user; a trigger (25); a power supplying section (6, 7) that supplies an electrical power in accordance with an operated amount of the trigger; and a motor (3) that rotates in accordance with the electrical power supplied from the power supplying section. The power supplying section supplies the motor with a preventing electrical power for preventing the motor from rotating with respect to the handle part when a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Oomori, Mizuho Nakamura, Yutaka Ito, Tomomasa Nishikawa, Hironori Mashiko, Atsushi Sumi, Takeshi takeda, Masayuki Ogura
  • Publication number: 20130066210
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a transmission/reception unit generates a reception signal. A signal extraction unit extracts a harmonic signal and fundamental wave signal from the reception signal. A calculation unit calculates a feature amount based on values corresponding to the amplitudes of the harmonic signal and fundamental wave signal. An area determination unit determines an area in a scanned area based on the feature amount and a predetermined threshold. A change unit changes the value corresponding to the amplitude of the harmonic signal in the determined area. An image generation unit generates a corrected harmonic image based on the harmonic signal in the scanned area including the determined area having the changed value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Atsushi SUMI, Chihiro Shibata
  • Patent number: 8365919
    Abstract: A substrate storage container includes: a container body of a front open box type for holding a multiple number of semiconductor wafers supported in alignment by supporting ribs; a bottom plate removably attached to the bottom of the container body; and a pair of conveyor contact rails integrally formed along both the left and right sides of this bottom plate. These conveyor contact rails inhibit vibrations and impacts acting on the semiconductor wafers when the sealed container body is conveyed by a conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakayama, Atsushi Sumi
  • Publication number: 20120157850
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic device that is able to generate images with high sensitivity for structures and unnoticeable artifacts. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes an image-capturing part, a calculating part, and a composition part. The image-capturing part deflects ultrasound waves at a plurality of different deflection angles to transmit ultrasound waves to a subject, receives echo signals from the subject, and generates a plurality of ultrasound image data in which the deflection angles of the ultrasound waves are different in each. The calculating part obtains, based on the plurality of ultrasound image data, the trend of the angular dependence of the plurality of ultrasound image data on the deflection angles. The composition part changes the weights of the plurality of ultrasound image data in accordance with the trend of the angular dependence, and composes the plurality of ultrasound image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicants: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Atsushi Sumi, Kenichi Ichioka, Shigemitsu Nakaya
  • Publication number: 20120035478
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus comprises a decomposition unit, a filtering unit, a level control unit and a mixing unit. The decomposition unit hierarchically performs multi-resolution decomposition of the ultrasonic image data and acquires low-frequency decomposed image data with first to n-th levels and high-frequency decomposed image data with first to n-th levels. The filtering unit calculates a filter coefficient using the high-frequency decomposed image data and uses the filter coefficient to perform nonlinear anisotropic diffusion filtering on the low-frequency decomposed image data or output data and generate edge information on a signal. The control unit controls a signal level of the high-frequency decomposed image data. The mixing unit acquires ultrasonic image data by hierarchically performing multi-resolution mixing of output data of the filtering unit or output data from a next lower layer and output data of the high-frequency level control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicants: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kuramitsu NISHIHARA, Tomohisa IMAMURA, Atsushi SUMI
  • Patent number: 7948210
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of lithium battery cells, an analog thermo sensing member, and an analog switch. The analog thermo sensing member detects, in an analog form, a battery temperature of at least one of the plurality of lithium battery cells, and outputs an output preventing signal if the battery temperature is over a first predetermined temperature. The analog switch element is the plurality of lithium battery cells in series, and is switched, based on the output preventing signal, to a state in which a current is prevented from flowing in the plurality of lithium battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Funabashi, Nobuhiro Takano, Eiji Nakayama, Hiroyuki Hanawa, Atsushi Sumi, Keita Saitou
  • Publication number: 20110054320
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe, transmission unit, reception unit, control unit, adjustment unit, automatic setting unit, switching unit, manual setting unit, correction unit, and generating unit. The adjustment unit adjusts transmission/reception conditions for repeated ultrasonic transmission/reception in accordance with an instruction from the user. The automatic setting unit sets the first gain for correcting an echo signal in accordance with the adjusted transmission/reception conditions. The switching unit switches between activating and stopping the operation of the automatic setting unit. The manual setting unit sets the second gain for correcting an echo signal in accordance with an instruction from the user. The correction unit corrects an echo signal with the first or second gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Kuramitsu NISHIHARA, Kenichi Ichioka, Atsushi Sumi, Muneki Katagushi
  • Publication number: 20100240997
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis system and a centesis support controlling method by which positions and directions of a centesis needle traveling to a target region can accurately and easily be determined, including an MPR image data generating unit which generates target image data by setting a prescribed target MPR plane on volume data acquired through 3D scan over a 3D volume including a target region; a centesis needle MPR plane setting unit which generates centesis needle data indicating position and directions of the centesis needle, based on the acquired volume data; a crossing angle detection unit which detects a crossing angle between the target MPR plane and the centesis needle MPR plane including the centesis needle data; and a needling support data generating unit which generates needling support data by composing the target image data and the centesis needle data overlapped with centesis needle image data based on the detected crossin angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ichioka, Atsushi Sumi, Akihiro Kakee
  • Publication number: 20100198073
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus has a unit which sets a display region for displaying a 3D image, a unit which transmits and receives ultrasound waves, a unit which generates volume data, a unit, on the basis of the volume data, which sets an analysis region, a unit, on the basis of the data on the analysis region contained in the volume data, which analyzes a fluctuations in signal intensity over time, a unit, on the basis of the analysis result, which calculates a cardiac cycle, a unit, on the basis of the cardiac cycle and the volume data, which generates data set constructed by data with substantially equal cardiac cycle, and generates data sets corresponding to a plurality of cardiac cycles, and a unit which displays the 3D images based on the data sets as a moving image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuramitsu Nishihara, Shigemitsu Nakaya, Akihiro Kakee, Kenichi Ichioka, Chihiro Shibata, Masao Takimoto, Atsushi Sumi, Muneki Kataguchi, Takuya Sasaki, Yoshihito Abe, Yasushi Kamewada
  • Publication number: 20100185091
    Abstract: As an ROI for display and an ROI for valve observation as well as a projecting direction are input, a volume-rendering processing unit creates a first image in the ROI for display through volume rendering processing, and the ray-tracing processing unit creates a second image in the ROI for valve observation through ray tracing processing. An image compositing unit then creates a composite image by compositing the first image and the second image, and the composite image created by the image compositing unit (13) is displayed on a monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Sumi, Fumiyasu Sakaguchi, Takuya Sasaki, Kenichi Ichioka, Akihiro Kakee, Tomohisa Imamura, Chihiro Shibata, Kuramitsu Nishihara
  • Patent number: 7669717
    Abstract: A container body 1 for accommodating a multiple number of precision substrates in alignment, a door element for opening and closing the open front of container body 1 and a multiple number of positioning parts 40 arranged on the bottom of container body 1 are provided. Each positioning part 40 is formed as a concave portion with a pair of parallel ribs 2 formed on the bottom surface of container body 1 and inner surfaces 9 of curved portions 8 of a track 6 formed in a bottom plate 4. Inner surfaces 9 of track 6 are formed to be inclined linearly becoming gradually wider downwards from their top while the upper ends of inner surfaces 9 are extended to an opposing area 2a located between the lower ends of paired parallel ribs 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sumi
  • Patent number: 7658289
    Abstract: A substrate storage container includes a container body for accommodating and aligning semiconductor wafers, a door which opens and closes the front of the container body and a pair of valve units disposed at the bottom of the container body for controlling gas flow. Each valve unit includes a fixed sleeve for gas flow, fitted in a rib of a through-hole of the container body, a holding sleeve fitted in the through-hole of the container body with an o-ring interposed therebetween and mated and threaded with the fixed sleeve, a check valve built between the fixed sleeve and the holding sleeve, leaving a clearance, an elastically deformable element for opening and closing the check valve, an interior lid sleeve for gas flow, opposing the check valve and supporting the elastically deformable element, and a filter interposed between the holding sleeve and the interior lid sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sumi, Junya Toda, Takayuki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 7658290
    Abstract: A substrate storage container includes a container body for accommodating and aligning semiconductor wafers, a door which opens and closes the front of the container body and a pair of valve units disposed at the bottom of the container body for controlling gas flow. Each valve unit includes a fixed sleeve for gas flow, fitted in a rib of a through-hole of the container body, a holding sleeve fitted in the through-hole of the container body with an o-ring interposed therebetween and mated and threaded with the fixed sleeve, a check valve built between the fixed sleeve and the holding sleeve, leaving a clearance, an elastically deformable element for opening and closing the check valve, an interior lid sleeve for gas flow, opposing the check valve and supporting the elastically deformable element, and a filter interposed between the holding sleeve and the interior lid sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sumi, Junya Toda, Takayuki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20090306514
    Abstract: An imaging part acquires a plurality of ultrasound image data by sequentially imaging the subject with ultrasound waves. A display controller causes a display to display, side by side, a plurality of ultrasound images based on the plurality of ultrasound image data acquired by the imaging part. Moreover, the display controller causes the display to display measurement markers for obtaining quantitative information of tissues shown in the ultrasound images in a state superimposed in relatively the same positions on the plurality of ultrasound images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa Imamura, Kazuya Akaki, Atsushi Sumi, Akihiro Kakee, Takuya Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20090069684
    Abstract: An imaging part transmits ultrasonic waves to a subject and receives reflected waves from the subject, thereby acquiring plural volume data of the subject. A specifying part specifies a surface site included in a face corresponding to the surface of the subject, in each of the plural volume data. A synthesizer executes position matching of the subject shown in each of the plural volume data. The synthesizer couples the plural volume data after position matching, and couples the respective surface sites specified in the respective volume data, thereby generating synthesized volume data. Based on the synthesized volume data, an image generator generates morphology image data showing the morphology of the subject and surface image data showing the coupled surface sites. A display controller controls a display to display a morphology image based on the morphology image data and a surface image based on the surface image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chihiro Shibata, Muneki Kataguchi, Atsushi Sumi
  • Patent number: 7455180
    Abstract: A substrate storage container includes a container body for accommodating and aligning semiconductor wafers, a door which opens and closes the front of the container body and a pair of valve units disposed at the bottom of the container body for controlling gas flow. Each valve unit includes a fixed sleeve for gas flow, fitted in a rib of a through-hole of the container body, a holding sleeve fitted in the through-hole of the container body with an o-ring interposed therebetween and mated and threaded with the fixed sleeve, a check valve built between the fixed sleeve and the holding sleeve, leaving a clearance, an elastically deformable element for opening and closing the check valve, an interior lid sleeve for gas flow, opposing the check valve and supporting the elastically deformable element, and a filter interposed between the holding sleeve and the interior lid sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sumi, Junya Toda, Takayuki Nakayama
  • Patent number: D628039
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Aoki, Takeshi Taniguchi, Masanori Okada, Yuko Tazawa, Hiroki Uchida, Atsushi Sumi