Patents by Inventor Goh Matsunobu

Goh Matsunobu 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: 20190268573
    Abstract: A digital microscope apparatus includes: an observation image capturing unit configured to capture an observation image of each of a plurality of small areas, an area containing a sample on a glass slide being partitioned by the plurality of small areas; and a controller configured to set at least one evaluation area for the observation image of each of the plurality of small areas, the observation image being captured by the observation image capturing unit, to perform an edge detection on the at least one evaluation area, and to calculate, using results of the edge detection on two evaluation areas that are closest between two of the observation images adjacently located in a connected image, a difference in blur evaluation amount between the two observation images, the connected image being obtained by connecting the observation images according to the partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: GOH MATSUNOBU
  • Patent number: 10313637
    Abstract: A digital microscope apparatus includes: an observation image capturing unit configured to capture an observation image of each of a plurality of small areas, an area containing a sample on a glass slide being partitioned by the plurality of small areas; and a controller configured to set at least one evaluation area for the observation image of each of the plurality of small areas, the observation image being captured by the observation image capturing unit, to perform an edge detection on the at least one evaluation area, and to calculate, using results of the edge detection on two evaluation areas that are closest between two of the observation images adjacently located in a connected image, a difference in blur evaluation amount between the two observation images, the connected image being obtained by connecting the observation images according to the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Goh Matsunobu
  • Publication number: 20170343792
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a medical imaging system is provided. The medical imaging system includes an illumination device and a medical imaging device. The illumination device includes a first light source configured to emit first light having a wavelength range. The illumination device further includes a second light source configured to emit second light having at least one predetermined wavelength band. The at least one predetermined wavelength band is within the wavelength range. The illumination device further includes a dichroic mirror configured to attenuate a portion of the wavelength range corresponding to the at least one predetermined wavelength band and to multiplex the second light with the first light such that the portion of the wavelength range of the first light is attenuated. The light multiplexed by the dichroic mirror is emitted from the illumination device along an optical axis and irradiates an observation site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: GOH MATSUNOBU, TAKASHI YAMAGUCHI, AKIO FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170209032
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes an optical apparatus configured to optically process laser light to produce illumination light such that speckle noise in the illumination light is reduced. The optical apparatus includes at least one collimator (130) configured to collimate the laser light and a diffuser (140) configured to diffuse the laser light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Goh Matsunobu, Takashi Yamaguchi, Akio Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9013570
    Abstract: Provided is a microscope including: dark field illumination and bright field illumination which illuminate a preparat where a sample mounted on a slide glass is covered with a cover glass and a mounting agent; an image capturing unit which acquires a dark field image by image-capturing the preparat illuminated by the dark field illumination and which acquires a bright field image by image-capturing the preparat illuminated by the bright field illumination; and a magnified portion image acquisition area determination unit which detects an edge of the cover glass in the preparat based on the dark field image and the bright field image acquired by the image capturing unit and determines an internal area of the detected edge of the cover glass as a magnified portion image acquisition area of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Goh Matsunobu, Takamichi Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 8942417
    Abstract: A method for detecting the specimen region includes the first step for the first region detecting unit to detect the first region which is a region with contrast in the first image of an object for observation which is photographed under illumination with visible light, the second step for the second region detecting unit to detect the second region which is a region with contrast in the second image of the object for observation which is photographed under illumination with ultraviolet light, and the third step for the specimen region defining unit to define, based on the first and second regions mentioned above, the specimen region where there exists the specimen in the object for observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ryu Narusawa, Goh Matsunobu
  • Publication number: 20140267675
    Abstract: A digital microscope apparatus includes: an observation image capturing unit configured to capture an observation image of each of a plurality of small areas, an area containing a sample on a glass slide being partitioned by the plurality of small areas; and a controller configured to set at least one evaluation area for the observation image of each of the plurality of small areas, the observation image being captured by the observation image capturing unit, to perform an edge detection on the at least one evaluation area, and to calculate, using results of the edge detection on two evaluation areas that are closest between two of the observation images adjacently located in a connected image, a difference in blur evaluation amount between the two observation images, the connected image being obtained by connecting the observation images according to the partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Goh Matsunobu
  • Patent number: 8518756
    Abstract: A method for crystallizing a thin film A gate insulating film formed on a substrate so as to cover a gate electrode. A light absorption layer is formed thereon through a buffer layer. Energy lines Lh are applied to the light absorption layer from a continuous-wave laser such as a semiconductor laser. This anneals only a surface side of the light absorption layer Lh and produces a crystalline silicon film obtained by crystallizing the amorphous silicon film using heat generated by thermal conversion of the energy lines Lh at the light absorption layer and heat of the annealing reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Umezu, Koichi Tsukihara, Goh Matsunobu, Yoshio Inagaki, Koichi Tatsuki, Shin Hotta, Katsuya Shirai
  • Publication number: 20120196395
    Abstract: A method for crystallizing a thin film A gate insulating film formed on a substrate so as to cover a gate electrode. A light absorption layer is formed thereon through a buffer layer. Energy lines Lh are applied to the light absorption layer from a continuous-wave laser such as a semiconductor laser. This anneals only a surface side of the light absorption layer Lh and produces a crystalline silicon film obtained by crystallizing the amorphous silicon film using heat generated by thermal conversion of the energy lines Lh at the light absorption layer and heat of the annealing reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiko UMEZU, Koichi TSUKIHARA, Goh MATSUNOBU, Yoshio INAGAKI, Koichi TATSUKI, Shin HOTTA, Katsuya SHIRAI
  • Publication number: 20120140055
    Abstract: A microscope includes a dark-field illumination system that irradiates dark-field illumination light to a preparation in which a specimen is encapsulated between slide glass and cover glass by using an encapsulant, and an imaging unit that takes a dark-field image of the preparation irradiated with the dark-field illumination light. The microscope further includes a region determiner that detects the boundary between the encapsulant and air included between the slide glass and the cover glass based on the taken dark-field image and determines a region other than a region of the air as a region of interest for the specimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryu Narusawa, Goh Matsunobu
  • Publication number: 20120140983
    Abstract: A method for detecting the specimen region includes the first step for the first region detecting unit to detect the first region which is a region with contrast in the first image of an object for observation which is photographed under illumination with visible light, the second step for the second region detecting unit to detect the second region which is a region with contrast in the second image of the object for observation which is photographed under illumination with ultraviolet light, and the third step for the specimen region defining unit to define, based on the first and second regions mentioned above, the specimen region where there exists the specimen in the object for observation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro KISHIMA, Ryu NARUSAWA, Goh MATSUNOBU
  • Patent number: 8168518
    Abstract: A gate insulating film (13) is formed on a substrate (1) so as to cover a gate electrode (11), and an amorphous silicon film (semiconductor thin film) (15) is further formed. A light absorption layer (19) is formed thereon through a buffer layer (17). Energy lines Lh are applied to the light absorption layer (19) from a continuous-wave laser such as a semiconductor laser. This oxidizes only a surface side of the light absorption layer Lh and produces a beautiful crystalline silicon film (15a) obtained by crystallizing the amorphous silicon film (15) using heat generated by thermal conversion of the energy lines Lh at the light absorption layer (19) and heat of the oxidation reaction. This provides a method for crystallizing a thin film with good controllability at low costs achieved with simpler process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Umezu, Koichi Tsukihara, Goh Matsunobu, Yoshio Inagaki, Koichi Tatsuki, Shin Hotta, Katsuya Shirai
  • Publication number: 20120002034
    Abstract: Provided is a microscope including: dark field illumination and bright field illumination which illuminate a preparat where a sample mounted on a slide glass is covered with a cover glass and a mounting agent; an image capturing unit which acquires a dark field image by image-capturing the preparat illuminated by the dark field illumination and which acquires a bright field image by image-capturing the preparat illuminated by the bright field illumination; and a magnified portion image acquisition area determination unit which detects an edge of the cover glass in the preparat based on the dark field image and the bright field image acquired by the image capturing unit and determines an internal area of the detected edge of the cover glass as a magnified portion image acquisition area of the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goh Matsunobu, Takamichi Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 7820531
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the steps of: modifying a semiconductor film by applying a laser beam; and forming a semiconductor device on the modified semiconductor film. In the step of modifying the semiconductor film, the laser beam and the substrate are moved relative to each other in a first direction and a second direction which is opposite to the first direction, a change in an optical characteristic between an area irradiated with the laser beam and an area which is not irradiated with the laser beam in the substrate or an optical characteristic of the irradiated area is measured in each of the first and second directions, and irradiation power of the laser beam is modulated so that the difference between a measurement result in the first direction and a measurement result in the second direction lies in a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Goh Matsunobu, Koichi Tatsuki, Yoshio Inagaki, Nobuhiko Umezu, Koichi Tsukihara
  • Publication number: 20100159619
    Abstract: A gate insulating film (13) is formed on a substrate (1) so as to cover a gate electrode (11), and an amorphous silicon film (semiconductor thin film) (15) is further formed. A light absorption layer (19) is formed thereon through a buffer layer (17). Energy lines Lh are applied to the light absorption layer (19) from a continuous-wave laser such as a semiconductor laser. This oxidizes only a surface side of the light absorption layer Lh and produces a beautiful crystalline silicon film (15a) obtained by crystallizing the amorphous silicon film (15) using heat generated by thermal conversion of the energy lines Lh at the light absorption layer (19) and heat of the oxidation reaction. This provides a method for crystallizing a thin film with good controllability at low costs achieved with simpler process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Umezu, Koichi Tsukihara, Goh Matsunobu, Yoshio Inagaki, Koichi Tatsuki, Shin Hotta, Katsuya Shirai
  • Publication number: 20090095962
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the steps of: modifying a semiconductor film by applying a laser beam; and forming a semiconductor device on the modified semiconductor film. In the step of modifying the semiconductor film, the laser beam and the substrate are moved relative to each other in a first direction and a second direction which is opposite to the first direction, a change in an optical characteristic between an area irradiated with the laser beam and an area which is not irradiated with the laser beam in the substrate or an optical characteristic of the irradiated area is measured in each of the first and second directions, and irradiation power of the laser beam is modulated so that the difference between a measurement result in the first direction and a measurement result in the second direction lies in a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goh Matsunobu, Koichi Tatsuki, Yoshio Inagaki, Nobuhiko Umezu, Koichi Tsukihara