Patents by Inventor Daisuke Tsuru

Daisuke Tsuru 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: 11302439
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus for allocating at least two medical imaging processes to a plurality of assignable processing resources is provided. The plurality of assignable processing resources is allocated by the medical image processing apparatus based on resource information of the plurality of assignable processing resources. The medical image processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to acquire medical image processing content, from medical equipment, to be processed according to the at least two medical imaging processes prior to display on a display device connected to a surgical operating room network. The circuitry is configured to acquire the resource information of the plurality of assignable processing resources, and allocate each of the at least two medical imaging processes to a different one of the plurality of assignable processing resources based on the resource information of the plurality processing resources and the medical image processing content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Sugie, Daisuke Tsuru, Tomoyuki Hirayama, Kenta Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11301964
    Abstract: To correct blurring without removing a screen motion caused by a biological body motion. [Solution] An image processing apparatus includes: a blurring amount estimation unit configured to estimate a blurring amount of a medical image including a biological body motion of a subject; and a blurring correction processing unit configured to perform blurring correction processing so as not to remove a screen motion caused by the biological body motion, on a basis of the blurring amount. This configuration makes it possible to correct blurring without removing a screen motion caused by a biological body motion. Thus, an optimum image for observing a biological body motion can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ikeda, Hiroshi Ichiki, Hisakazu Shiraki, Daisuke Tsuru
  • Publication number: 20220021798
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires, using an image obtained by capturing a device including a light-emitting marker with exposure times shorter than a time corresponding to one frame, information regarding a position and a posture of the device. The light-emitting marker is caused to emit light for light emission times equal to or shorter than the exposure times. The information processing apparatus causes the light-emitting marker to emit light in a predetermined flashing pattern, and identifies the exposure times on a time axis of the device on the basis of whether or not the image appears in the captured image, to thereby synchronize the exposure and the light emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke TSURU, Kenzo Nishikawa, Winesh Sharwin Raghoebardajal
  • Patent number: 11123150
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an assistance system, and an information processing method that enable suitable assistance to be performed on a surgeon. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit extracts, on the basis of a first image obtained by picking up an image of a surgical part including an affected part and metadata of a situation obtained from past surgery or examination, a parameter of assistance performed with respect to the situation, which is made to correspond to the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ichiki, Takami Mizukura, Daisuke Tsuru, Kentaro Fukazawa
  • Publication number: 20210287346
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a blurring amount estimation unit configured to estimate a blurring amount of a medical image including a biological body motion of a subject; and a blurring correction processing unit configured to perform blurring correction processing so as not to remove a screen motion caused by the biological body motion, on a basis of the blurring amount. This configuration makes it possible to correct blurring without removing a screen motion caused by a biological body motion. Thus, an optimum image for observing a biological body motion can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: KENJI IKEDA, HIROSHI ICHIKI, HISAKAZU SHIRAKI, DAISUKE TSURU
  • Patent number: 11083536
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an assistance system, and an information processing method that enable suitable assistance to be performed on a surgeon. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit extracts, on the basis of a first image obtained by picking up an image of a surgical part including an affected part and metadata of a situation obtained from past surgery or examination, a parameter of assistance performed with respect to the situation, which is made to correspond to the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ichiki, Takami Mizukura, Daisuke Tsuru, Kentaro Fukazawa
  • Patent number: 10992917
    Abstract: [Object] Observation is made possible by switching between a stereoscopic vision image and a depth-of-field extended image correspondingly to a situation. [Solution] An image processing device according to the present disclosure, includes a photographing situation acquiring section that acquires information with regard to a photographing situation of an image for a left eye or an image for a right eye, and a determining section that determines correspondingly to the information with regard to the photographing situation whether to perform stereoscopic vision image processing for the image for a left eye or the image for a right eye, or whether to perform two-dimensional depth-of-field extension processing with at least one of the image for a left eye or the image for a right eye. With this, it becomes possible to observe by switching between a stereoscopic vision image and a depth-of-field extended image correspondingly to a situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takami Mizukura, Koji Kashima, Kenji Takahasi, Hisakazu Shiraki, Daisuke Tsuru
  • Patent number: 10904437
    Abstract: There is provided a control apparatus that includes an estimating section calculating motion of an entire image on the basis of an image signal corresponding to an optical image of a living organism input from an imaging section of a medical observation apparatus, to estimate blurring of the entire image according to a result of the calculation, and a control section controlling an operation related to correction of the blurring of the entire image by controlling a coefficient for controlling an amount of correction of the blurring on the basis of a zoom magnification of the imaging section such that a degree of correction of the blurring increases consistently with the zoom magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ikeda, Hisakazu Shiraki, Daisuke Tsuru
  • Publication number: 20200294203
    Abstract: [Object] To correct blurring without removing a screen motion caused by a biological body motion. [Solution] An image processing apparatus includes: a blurring amount estimation unit configured to estimate a blurring amount of a medical image including a biological body motion of a subject; and a blurring correction processing unit configured to perform blurring correction processing so as not to remove a screen motion caused by the biological body motion, on a basis of the blurring amount. This configuration makes it possible to correct blurring without removing a screen motion caused by a biological body motion. Thus, an optimum image for observing a biological body motion can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: KENJI IKEDA, HIROSHI ICHIKI, HISAKAZU SHIRAKI, DAISUKE TSURU
  • Publication number: 20200279644
    Abstract: A medical operation system includes an information processing apparatus, including processing circuitry configured to cause a map of an operating room to be displayed on a display, the map including an icon representing a device located in the operating room or accessible from the operating room, receive, via a user operation on the displayed map, designation information representing a designation of a change in at least one of an input source, an output destination, or an internal setting for the device, generate a control signal to control the device based on the designation information, and transmit the generated control signal to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takahito NAKANO, Takeshi MIYAI, Keisuke UYAMA, Daisuke TSURU
  • Publication number: 20200135330
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus for allocating at least two medical imaging processes to a plurality of assignable processing resources is provided. The plurality of assignable processing resources is allocated by the medical image processing apparatus based on resource information of the plurality of assignable processing resources. The medical image processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to acquire medical image processing content, from medical equipment, to be processed according to the at least two medical imaging processes prior to display on a display device connected to a surgical operating room network. The circuitry is configured to acquire the resource information of the plurality of assignable processing resources, and allocate each of the at least two medical imaging processes to a different one of the plurality of assignable processing resources based on the resource information of the plurality processing resources and the medical image processing content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki SUGIE, Daisuke TSURU, Tomoyuki HIRAYAMA, Kenta YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10634891
    Abstract: A medical observation device that includes an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate a focus evaluation value indicating a focus state of a lens for each of two or more lenses, and a movement control unit configured to specify a lens movement parameter that is common to the two or more lenses on the basis of the focus evaluation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Sugie, Takeshi Uemori, Kenji Takahasi, Daisuke Tsuru
  • Publication number: 20200084379
    Abstract: [Object] Image blurring is corrected in a more suitable manner according to circumstances related to observation of a living organism. [Solving Means] A control apparatus including an estimating section calculating motion of an entire image on the basis of an image signal corresponding to an optical image of a living organism input from an imaging section of a medical observation apparatus, to estimate blurring of the entire image according to a result of the calculation, and a control section controlling an operation related to correction of the blurring of the entire image by controlling a coefficient for controlling an amount of correction of the blurring on the basis of a zoom magnification of the imaging section such that a degree of correction of the blurring increases consistently with the zoom magnification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: KENJI IKEDA, HISAKAZU SHIRAKI, DAISUKE TSURU
  • Publication number: 20200015927
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an assistance system, and an information processing method that enable suitable assistance to be performed on a surgeon. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit extracts, on the basis of a first image obtained by picking up an image of a surgical part including an affected part and metadata of a situation obtained from past surgery or examination, a parameter of assistance performed with respect to the situation, which is made to correspond to the metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi ICHIKI, Takami MIZUKURA, Daisuke TSURU, Kentaro FUKAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190385007
    Abstract: [Object] To simultaneously meet both of acquisition of depth information with high resolution and high accuracy and a reduction in diameter of a leading end of an endoscope. [Solving Means] Provided is an endoscope apparatus including: an irradiation unit that irradiates a subject with illumination light and with a structured pattern for acquiring depth information of the subject; and an acquisition unit that acquires reflected light of the light emitted by the irradiation unit. With this configuration, it is possible to simultaneously meet both of acquisition of depth information with high resolution and high accuracy and a reduction in diameter of a leading end of an endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke TSURU, Kenji TAKAHASHI, Yasuaki TAKAHASHI, Yuki SUGIE, Kentaro FUKAZAWA
  • Patent number: 10413369
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, and a surgical system with which more accurate surgical resection can be performed in a shorter time. An identifying unit identifies the type of tissue degeneration in a mid-surgery image. In accordance with the identified type of the tissue degeneration, a drawing unit draws auxiliary information for the operator, the auxiliary information being to be superimposed on the mid-surgery image. The present disclosure can be applied to an endoscopic surgical system or the like that includes a display device, a camera control unit (CCU), a light source device, a treatment tool device, a pneumoperitoneum apparatus, a recorder, a printer, an endoscope, an energetic treatment tool, forceps, trocars, a foot switch, and a patient's bed, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Kashima, Tsuneo Hayashi, Hisakazu Shiraki, Daisuke Tsuru, Takeshi Uemori, Kentaro Fukazawa, Yuki Sugie, Kenta Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190158803
    Abstract: [Object] Observation is made possible by switching between a stereoscopic vision image and a depth-of-field extended image correspondingly to a situation. [Solution] An image processing device according to the present disclosure, includes a photographing situation acquiring section that acquires information with regard to a photographing situation of an image for a left eye or an image for a right eye, and a determining section that determines correspondingly to the information with regard to the photographing situation whether to perform stereoscopic vision image processing for the image for a left eye or the image for a right eye, or whether to perform two-dimensional depth-of-field extension processing with at least one of the image for a left eye or the image for a right eye. With this, it becomes possible to observe by switching between a stereoscopic vision image and a depth-of-field extended image correspondingly to a situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takami MIZUKURA, Koji KASHIMA, Kenji TAKAHASI, Hisakazu SHIRAKI, Daisuke TSURU
  • Publication number: 20190117052
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a surgical system, a surgical control method, and a program enabling image processing with high accuracy in a case of changing an amount of light applied to a subject of a surgical imaging device. A light source control unit changes the light amount of the light applied to the subject imaged by an endoscope from a default value to a high light amount larger than the default value. An image processing unit performs image processing using a high light amount image which is an intraoperative image captured by the endoscope in a state in which the light amount is the high light amount. The image processing unit adjusts brightness of the high light amount image on the basis of the high light amount to generate a display image and displays the display image on a display device. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, an endoscopic surgical system and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: DAISUKE KIKUCHI, TAKESHI UEMORI, DAISUKE TSURU, TAKESHI MIYAI, KENTA YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190051039
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a surgical system, capable of appropriately providing medical image with shadow/shade. The image processing apparatus determines whether shadow/shade is to be added or suppressed onto a medical image and controls to generate a shadow/shade corrected image on the basis of a determination result. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a surgical system or the like of performing a surgery while viewing a medical image photographed by an endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke TSURU, Tsuneo HAYASHI, Yasuaki TAKAHASHI, Koji KASHIMA, Kenji IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20180353244
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, and a surgical system with which more accurate surgical resection can be performed in a shorter time. An identifying unit identifies the type of tissue degeneration in a mid-surgery image. In accordance with the identified type of the tissue degeneration, a drawing unit draws auxiliary information for the operator, the auxiliary information being to be superimposed on the mid-surgery image. The present disclosure can be applied to an endoscopic surgical system or the like that includes a display device, a camera control unit (CCU), a light source device, a treatment tool device, a pneumoperitoneum apparatus, a recorder, a printer, an endoscope, an energetic treatment tool, forceps, trocars, a foot switch, and a patient's bed, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji KASHIMA, Tsuneo HAYASHI, Hisakazu SHIRAKI, Daisuke TSURU, Takeshi UEMORI, Kentaro FUKAZAWA, Yuki SUGIE, Kenta YAMAGUCHI