Patents by Inventor Daisuke Nishiwaki

Daisuke Nishiwaki 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: 20220128808
    Abstract: Provided is an optical signal detection device that includes: an objective; a holding member provided between the objective and a sample to hold the sample; and a gel member that fills a space between the objective and the holding member. The gel member has ¼ scale penetration indicating a value of 44 to 111, both inclusive, measured based on a penetration test using a ¼ scale cone of JIS K 2220.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiharu SAITO, Kentaro IMOTO, Daisuke NISHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20210373312
    Abstract: An observation vessel includes a holding portion configured to hold an observation object and an accommodation portion at least partially formed of a transparent curved surface and configured to position the holding portion. The holding portion is configured to hold the observation object at a set position separated from the curved surface toward a center of curvature of the curved surface in a first state of being positioned at a first position by the accommodation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SHIMADA, Chihiro HIRAGA, Katsunori OGO, Daisuke NISHIWAKI, Takashi SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10746978
    Abstract: An immersion liquid holder 2 is an immersion liquid holder that is used for an observation device 10 for observing sample S by using an immersion method, and includes a supporting member 2b configured to support an absorption member 3 that has absorbed an immersion liquid and a connection unit 2c configured to relatively fix the absorption member 3 that has absorbed the immersion liquid with respect to an optical system, which is an optical system included in the observation device 10, and to fix the absorption member 3 on an optical path of the optical system 1, by fixing the supporting member 2b to the observation device 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brendan Brinkman, Yoshihiro Shimada, Daisuke Nishiwaki
  • Publication number: 20180259761
    Abstract: An immersion liquid holder 2 is an immersion liquid holder that is used for an observation device 10 for observing sample S by using an immersion method, and includes a supporting member 2b configured to support an absorption member 3 that has absorbed an immersion liquid and a connection unit 2c configured to relatively fix the absorption member 3 that has absorbed the immersion liquid with respect to an optical system, which is an optical system included in the observation device 10, and to fix the absorption member 3 on an optical path of the optical system 1, by fixing the supporting member 2b to the observation device 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brendan BRINKMAN, Yoshihiro SHIMADA, Daisuke NISHIWAKI
  • Patent number: 9868486
    Abstract: A saddle-ride type vehicle in which left and right radiators are disposed on the sides of a vehicle body and the peripheries of these left and right radiators are covered by cover members to cause traveling air to pass through the left and right radiators from their inner sides to outer sides, the saddle-ride type vehicle including air introduction paths provided on the outer sides of the cover members and formed by the cover members and cowl members disposed outward of the cover members in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Hagimoto, Atsushi Kusuda, Daisuke Nishiwaki, Takayuki Abe
  • Patent number: 9810896
    Abstract: A microscope device includes an illumination optical system that illuminates a specimen with a light sheet, and a stereo image capturing device that captures images of the specimen in a plurality of different directions in which a resolution based on a triangulation method in a Z direction orthogonal to a direction of one or a plurality of light sheets formed on the specimen by the illumination optical system is less than a thickness in the Z direction of light sheet illumination that comprises the one or the plurality of light sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Nishiwaki
  • Publication number: 20170017071
    Abstract: A microscopy system includes a microscope apparatus that has an objective and a correction device correcting for a spherical aberration, and a refractive index calculator that calculates a refractive index of a sample at a target position in the sample on the basis of a plurality of target set values each of which is a set value of the correction device and each of which corresponds to an amount of spherical aberration that occurs in the microscope apparatus when an observation target plane is situated at a different position in the sample in an optical-axis direction of the objective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UE, Daisuke NISHIWAKI, Kenya OKAZAKI, Osamu ONO, Shingo SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20160280059
    Abstract: A saddle-ride type vehicle in which left and right radiators are disposed on the sides of a vehicle body and the peripheries of these left and right radiators are covered by cover members to cause traveling air to pass through the left and right radiators from their inner sides to outer sides, the saddle-ride type vehicle including air introduction paths provided on the outer sides of the cover members and formed by the cover members and cowl members disposed outward of the cover members in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Hagimoto, Atsushi Kusuda, Daisuke Nishiwaki, Takayuki Abe
  • Patent number: 9411142
    Abstract: A microscope system includes: an objective; a correction apparatus which corrects a spherical aberration; a controller which obtains a plurality of combinations of a relative position of the objective to a sample and an optimum value, which is a set value of the correction apparatus in a state in which a spherical aberration caused in accordance with the relative position has been corrected, calculates a function expressing the relationship between the relative position and the optimum value on the basis of the obtained plurality of combinations by interpolation, and calculates the optimum value according to an observation target surface of the sample, on the basis of the function and the relative position which is determined from the observation target surface; and a correction apparatus driving apparatus which drives the correction apparatus in accordance with the optimum value, which is calculated by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ue, Daisuke Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 9383567
    Abstract: A microscope system includes: a main body portion having an optical system for forming an image from at least observation light from a specimen; an objective lens unit having an objective lens for taking in the observation light and having a base portion with an approximately belt shape for holding the objective lens on one end; and a unit attachment portion that is held by the main body portion and is configured to detachably attach the base portion at a position where at least an optical axis of the objective lens coincides with an optical path of the observation light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ue, Tetsuya Tajima, Daisuke Nishiwaki, Kaori Higuchi
  • Patent number: 9101961
    Abstract: To improve the recognition accuracy even when a plurality of words including a matched portion are selected as candidates for recognition. A word recognition apparatus according to the present invention includes input means for inputting a word image representing a plurality of characters; word candidate selection means for recognizing the word image input by the input means and selecting a first word candidate and a second word candidate based on a plurality of words registered in a word dictionary; and verification means for comparing the first word candidate and the second word candidate character by character and verifying a likelihood of the first word candidate based on an evaluation value obtained when the word image is recognized by characters determined as unmatched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 9075238
    Abstract: A fluorescence microscope includes: a light source that emits excitation light for exciting a sample; an optical detector that detects fluorescence emitted from the sample excited by the excitation light; a first wavelength selection filter arranged in an optical path leading from the light source to the sample to reflect at least an S-polarized component of the excitation light and transmit the fluorescence; and a second wavelength selection filter arranged in an optical path between the optical detector and the first wavelength selection filter to reflect at least the S-polarized component of the excitation light and transmit the fluorescence. In the fluorescence microscope, light entering and transmitted through the first wavelength selection filter as P-polarized light enters the second wavelength selection filter as S-polarized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 9069167
    Abstract: A illumination apparatus for microscope comprises a light source, a spatial modulation section, a first illumination optical system, a second illumination optical system, and the spatial modulation section includes a spatial modulation element which is of reflecting type, and a polarizing element, and the first illumination optical system is disposed in an optical path from the light source up to the spatial modulation element, and the second illumination optical system is disposed in an optical path from the spatial modulation element up to a specimen position, and a position of the spatial modulation element is conjugate with the specimen position. Moreover, a microscope comprises a illumination apparatus, a main-body section, an observation unit, and a control unit, and the illumination apparatus for microscope is to be used as the illumination apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Nishiwaki
  • Publication number: 20150177506
    Abstract: A microscope device includes an illumination optical system that illuminates a specimen with a light sheet, and a stereo image capturing device that captures images of the specimen in a plurality of different directions in which a resolution based on a triangulation method in a Z direction orthogonal to a direction of one or a plurality of light sheets formed on the specimen by the illumination optical system is less than a thickness in the Z direction of light sheet illumination that comprises the one or the plurality of light sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke NISHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20150022882
    Abstract: A microscope system includes: a main body portion having an optical system for forming an image from at least observation light from a specimen; an objective lens unit having an objective lens for taking in the observation light and having a base portion with an approximately belt shape for holding the objective lens on one end; and a unit attachment portion that is held by the main body portion and is configured to detachably attach the base portion at a position where at least an optical axis of the objective lens coincides with an optical path of the observation light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UE, Tetsuya TAJIMA, Daisuke NISHIWAKI, Kaori HIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8912510
    Abstract: Fluorescence observation apparatus includes laser scanning fluorescence observation unit and wide field fluorescence observation unit. The former unit includes: lasers; scanning unit that scans sample by laser light; and detector that detects fluorescence from the sample excited by the laser light. The latter unit includes: light source to planar-illuminate the sample; excitation filters that are selectively arranged on light path from the light source, and that correspond to the lasers, respectively; and two-dimensional detector that detects fluorescence from the sample excited by light that has passed through excitation filter arranged on light path from the light source. Each of the excitation filters has optical property in which center wavelength of transmissive band is approximately the same as oscillation wavelength of corresponding laser and bandwidth of transmissive band is approximately the same as tolerance width of oscillation wavelength of corresponding laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Nishiwaki
  • Publication number: 20140233094
    Abstract: A microscope system includes: an objective; a correction apparatus which corrects a spherical aberration; a controller which obtains a plurality of combinations of a relative position of the objective to a sample and an optimum value, which is a set value of the correction apparatus in a state in which a spherical aberration caused in accordance with the relative position has been corrected, calculates a function expressing the relationship between the relative position and the optimum value on the basis of the obtained plurality of combinations by interpolation, and calculates the optimum value according to an observation target surface of the sample, on the basis of the function and the relative position which is determined from the observation target surface; and a correction apparatus driving apparatus which drives the correction apparatus in accordance with the optimum value, which is calculated by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UE, Daisuke NISHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20140126048
    Abstract: A illumination apparatus for microscope comprises a light source, a spatial modulation section, a first illumination optical system, a second illumination optical system, and the spatial modulation section includes a spatial modulation element which is of reflecting type, and a polarizing element, and the first illumination optical system is disposed in an optical path from the light source up to the spatial modulation element, and the second illumination optical system is disposed in an optical path from the spatial modulation element up to a specimen position, and a position of the spatial modulation element is conjugate with the specimen position. Moreover, a microscope comprises a illumination apparatus, a main-body section, an observation unit, and a control unit, and the illumination apparatus for microscope is to be used as the illumination apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke NISHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20140044377
    Abstract: A shot image processing system (100) includes a mobile terminal (1) that shoots an image of a conversion target region containing a character and/or an image, and displays the shot image containing the conversion target region on a display unit; a server that receives the shot image from the mobile terminal (1), wherein the server (2) determines a specifying method for specifying a location of the conversion target region in the received shot image, and transmits the determined specifying method to the mobile terminal, and the mobile terminal (1) specifies the location of the conversion target region in the shot image based on the specifying method received from the server (2), converts the conversion target region specified in the shot image into a prescribed format, and displays a converted image obtained by the conversion on the display unit (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoji Yachida, Daisuke Nishiwaki, Tatsuo Akiyama
  • Patent number: 8530824
    Abstract: A scanning microscope is provided with a scan unit that scans a sample, the scanning microscope including: a transmissive VPH grating for dispersing light from the sample; and a photodetector for detecting the light diffracted by the VPH grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yuya Miyazono, Daisuke Nishiwaki, Shinichi Hayashi