Patents by Inventor Hideto Onishi

Hideto Onishi 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: 10499801
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a concentration sensor including a concave section in which a sensing section is housed and a permeable membrane configured to cover the concave section, a pressure resistant container in which the concentration sensor is housed, a medicinal-solution lead-in section configured to introduce a medicinal solution into the pressure resistant container, and a pressure adjusting section configured to adjust pressure such that an internal pressure of the concave section is low compared with an internal pressure of the pressure resistant container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, HORIBA Advanced Techno, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Onishi, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Satoko Kai
  • Patent number: 10499800
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a concentration sensor including a concave section in which a sensing section is housed and a permeable membrane configured to cover the concave section, a medicinal solution tank, to an inside of which at least the permeable membrane is exposed and on the inside of which a disinfection solution is stored, and a heating section configured to heat at least the permeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, HORIBA Advanced Techno, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Onishi, Hiromasa Akahori, Yumiko Awau, Akihisa Ogawa, Shintaro Suzuki, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Satoko Kai
  • Patent number: 10448818
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes an endoscope connection section, a liquid supply conduit, a gas feeding conduit, a first gas feeding section, a first exhaust section, and a control section that performs a step of filling the gas feeding conduit with a cleaning liquid, a step of opening the first exhaust section, a step of allowing a gas to flow from the first gas feeding section to the endoscope connection section and feeding a two-phase gas-liquid fluid with which the gas feeding conduit is filled into the conduit of the endoscope and a step of closing the first exhaust section a predetermined time after allowing the gas to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Komiya, Hideto Onishi
  • Patent number: 10219684
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes: a concentration meter including a housing including a hollow, an osmosis membrane covering the hollow, and internal liquid stored in the hollow; a tank configured to store measurement target liquid and holding the concentration meter so that the osmosis membrane is in contact with the measurement target liquid; a first adjusting portion configured to adjust a pressure of the internal liquid; a second adjusting portion configured to adjust a pressure of the measurement target liquid; a controlling portion configured to control the first adjusting portion and the second adjusting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideto Onishi
  • Patent number: 10194784
    Abstract: A linear member delivery device for the endoscope includes: a nozzle including an inlet, an outlet, and an insertion path; a fitting portion fitted to an endoscope; a holding portion configured to hold a linear member; and a switching portion configured to connect the fitting portion and the nozzle such that a crossing angle of an opening of the endoscope and a center axis of the nozzle can be switched to a plurality of angles in a state that the fitting portion is fitted to the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideto Onishi, Tomokazu Iwasaki, Young Chung Kim
  • Publication number: 20180064325
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a concentration sensor including a concave section in which a sensing section is housed and a permeable membrane configured to cover the concave section, a pressure resistant container in which the concentration sensor is housed, a medicinal-solution lead-in section configured to introduce a medicinal solution into the pressure resistant container, and a pressure adjusting section configured to adjust pressure such that an internal pressure of the concave section is low compared with an internal pressure of the pressure resistant container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, HORIBA Advanced Techno, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto ONISHI, Yoshihiko KAWAGUCHI, Satoko KAI
  • Publication number: 20180064324
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a concentration sensor including a concave section in which a sensing section is housed and a permeable membrane configured to cover the concave section, a medicinal solution tank, to an inside of which at least the permeable membrane is exposed and on the inside of which a disinfection solution is stored, and a heating section configured to heat at least the permeable membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, HORIBA Advanced Techno, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto ONISHI, Hiromasa AKAHORI, Yumiko AWAU, Akihisa OGAWA, Shintaro SUZUKI, Yoshihiko KAWAGUCHI, Satoko KAI
  • Patent number: 9829422
    Abstract: A concentration meter invention includes a housing having a cavity, an electrode accommodated in the cavity, a permeation membrane that has a measurement surface that contacts a measurement target, a releasing surface that releases the measurement target that enters from the measurement surface into the cavity, and a plurality of holes that open to the measurement surface and the releasing surface, and are for the measurement target to enter, and seals the cavity, an internal liquid that is sealed in the cavity, and contacts the electrode and the permeation membrane, an adjustment section that applies a mechanical load to the permeation membrane so that opening areas of the holes in at least the measurement surface reversibly increase or decrease, and a control section that is connected to the adjustment section, and controls change of strength of the mechanical load that is applied to the permeation membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideto Onishi
  • Patent number: 9827067
    Abstract: A linear member transfer apparatus includes: a linear member housing portion having a bottomed cylindrical shape and including: a bottom portion; an opening; a side wall; a restriction portion that is a diaphragm disposed on a position at a predetermined distance from the bottom portion and that has an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the bottom portion; a first chamber configured to house a linear member in a wound state; and a second chamber configured to house the linear member in an extended state; a transfer portion configured to transfer the linear member; and a guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomokazu Iwasaki, Hideto Onishi, Akihisa Ogawa, Masahiko Tomita, Young Chung Kim
  • Publication number: 20170311788
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes an endoscope connection section, a liquid supply conduit, a gas feeding conduit, a first gas feeding section, a first exhaust section, and a control section that performs a step of filling the gas feeding conduit with a cleaning liquid, a step of opening the first exhaust section, a step of allowing a gas to flow from the first gas feeding section to the endoscope connection section and feeding a two-phase gas-liquid fluid with which the gas feeding conduit is filled into the conduit of the endoscope and a step of closing the first exhaust section a predetermined time after allowing the gas to flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki KOMIYA, Hideto ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20170273544
    Abstract: A linear member delivery device for the endoscope includes: a nozzle including an inlet, an outlet, and an insertion path; a fitting portion fitted to an endoscope; a holding portion configured to hold a linear member; and a switching portion configured to connect the fitting portion and the nozzle such that a crossing angle of an opening of the endoscope and a center axis of the nozzle can be switched to a plurality of angles in a state that the fitting portion is fitted to the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideto ONISHI, Tomokazu IWASAKI, Young Chung KIM
  • Publication number: 20170239016
    Abstract: A linear member transfer apparatus includes: a linear member housing portion having a bottomed cylindrical shape and including: a bottom portion; an opening; a side wall; a restriction portion that is a diaphragm disposed on a position at a predetermined distance from the bottom portion and that has an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the bottom portion; a first chamber configured to house a linear member in a wound state; and a second chamber configured to house the linear member in an extended state; a transfer portion configured to transfer the linear member; and a guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomokazu IWASAKI, Hideto ONISHI, Akihisa OGAWA, Masahiko TOMITA, Young Chung KIM
  • Patent number: 9730577
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes an endoscope connection section, a liquid supply conduit, a gas feeding conduit, a first gas feeding section, a first exhaust section, and a control section that performs a step of filling the gas feeding conduit with a cleaning liquid, a step of opening the first exhaust section, a step of allowing a gas to flow from the first gas feeding section to the endoscope connection section and feeding a two-phase gas-liquid fluid with which the gas feeding conduit is filled into the conduit of the endoscope and a step of closing the first exhaust section a predetermined time after allowing the gas to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Komiya, Hideto Onishi
  • Patent number: 9661999
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor of the present invention includes a reservoir configured to store a solution, a fluid supply section configured to supply the solution into the reservoir, a fluid discharge section configured to discharge the solution from the reservoir, a recessed pool section fixed inside the reservoir and having a bottom surface positioned below an opening section in a gravitational direction, and a concentration meter including a permeable membrane having a first surface exposed inside the pool section, at least a part of the first surface being positioned below the opening section in the gravitational direction, an accommodation section having a container shape and including a part of a second surface of the permeable membrane as an inner surface, the second surface being on an opposite side to the first surface, internal liquid accommodated in the accommodation section, and an electrode accommodated in the accommodation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Akahori, Hideto Onishi
  • Publication number: 20170143197
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes: a concentration meter including a housing including a hollow, an osmosis membrane covering the hollow, and internal liquid stored in the hollow; a tank configured to store measurement target liquid and holding the concentration meter so that the osmosis membrane is in contact with the measurement target liquid; a first adjusting portion configured to adjust a pressure of the internal liquid; a second adjusting portion configured to adjust a pressure of the measurement target liquid; a controlling portion configured to control the first adjusting portion and the second adjusting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideto ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20170082529
    Abstract: A concentration meter invention includes a housing having a cavity, an electrode accommodated in the cavity, a permeation membrane that has a measurement surface that contacts a measurement target, a releasing surface that releases the measurement target that enters from the measurement surface into the cavity, and a plurality of holes that open to the measurement surface and the releasing surface, and are for the measurement target to enter, and seals the cavity, an internal liquid that is sealed in the cavity, and contacts the electrode and the permeation membrane, an adjustment section that applies a mechanical load to the permeation membrane so that opening areas of the holes in at least the measurement surface reversibly increase or decrease, and a control section that is connected to the adjustment section, and controls change of strength of the mechanical load that is applied to the permeation membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideto ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20170007108
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor of the present invention includes a reservoir configured to store a solution, a fluid supply section configured to supply the solution into the reservoir, a fluid discharge section configured to discharge the solution from the reservoir, a recessed pool section fixed inside the reservoir and having a bottom surface positioned below an opening section in a gravitational direction, and a concentration meter including a permeable membrane having a first surface exposed inside the pool section, at least a part of the first surface being positioned below the opening section in the gravitational direction, an accommodation section having a container shape and including a part of a second surface of the permeable membrane as an inner surface, the second surface being on an opposite side to the first surface, internal liquid accommodated in the accommodation section, and an electrode accommodated in the accommodation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa AKAHORI, Hideto ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20160139076
    Abstract: In an electrode unit, a working electrode and a counter electrode are disposed in a cylindrical section having a cylindrical shape, which is a sensor main body, a distal end face of the working electrode is covered with a diaphragm that allows liquid to be measure to permeate, and an internal liquid chamber in which internal liquid of an electrolyte is stored and a standard solution chamber in which a standard solution for calibration is stored are partitioned by the diaphragm. The standard solution chamber is surrounded by an inner wall of the cylindrical section and a cap. When the electrode unit is mounted on a medical solution tank, zero adjustment is automatically performed using a standard solution inside the electrode unit. Thereafter, when the cap is opened, the standard solution is discharged and measurement in an actual use can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideto ONISHI, Takaaki KOMIYA, Hiromasa AKAHORI
  • Publication number: 20150305608
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes an endoscope connection section, a liquid supply conduit, a gas feeding conduit, a first gas feeding section, a first exhaust section, and a control section that performs a step of filling the gas feeding conduit with a cleaning liquid, a step of opening the first exhaust section, a step of allowing a gas to flow from the first gas feeding section to the endoscope connection section and feeding a two-phase gas-liquid fluid with which the gas feeding conduit is filled into the conduit of the endoscope and a step of closing the first exhaust section a predetermined time after allowing the gas to flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki KOMIYA, Hideto ONISHI
  • Patent number: 8870005
    Abstract: The present invention includes a storing section that stores a chemical, an opening provided in an upper surface, a concave portion formed in a first side face, and an inclined face that is formed at a face on an upper surface side of the concave portion and that inclines towards the upper surface side. The center of the concave portion is positioned so as to deviate from the central axis at the first side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Takaaki Komiya, Hisashi Kuroshima, Eiri Suzuki, Hideto Onishi