Patents by Inventor Hideyuki Shoji

Hideyuki Shoji 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: 10587227
    Abstract: In an amplifier that uses a transistor, a minimum operation voltage is lowered. An amplifier includes a P-type transistor and an N-type transistor connected in series, and an operational amplifier. An output terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to gates of both the P-type transistor and the N-type transistor. One of an inverting input terminal and a non-inverting input terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to drains of both the P-type transistor and the N-type transistor. Further, a predetermined reference voltage is applied to another of the inverting input terminal and the non-inverting input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takano, Fumitaka Kondo, Norio Shoji
  • Publication number: 20190158032
    Abstract: In an amplifier that uses a transistor, a minimum operation voltage is lowered. An amplifier includes a P-type transistor and an N-type transistor connected in series, and an operational amplifier. An output terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to gates of both the P-type transistor and the N-type transistor. One of an inverting input terminal and a non-inverting input terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to drains of both the P-type transistor and the N-type transistor. Further, a predetermined reference voltage is applied to another of the inverting input terminal and the non-inverting input terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takano, Fumitaka Kondo, Norio Shoji
  • Patent number: 8488180
    Abstract: A mixture of image data in a plurality of categories is prevented from being present on one sheet of recording paper and the handling of printed recording paper is facilitated. Inputted captured image data is saved in order in an image memory. Kinds of the inputted captured image data are determined by the determination section. When the captured image data inputted to the determination section is determined to be of a different kind from the previously inputted image data, the determination section prints through a print head the captured image data previous to the captured image data determined to be of a different kind by the determination section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Furuhashi, Masanori Takamatsu, Hiroshi Dohi, Hideki Matsuzaka, Hiroyuki Ushifusa, Hideyuki Shoji, Tsukasa Ishii, Minoru Sato, Chieko Aizawa
  • Patent number: 7738940
    Abstract: A medical image recording system easily obtains information of a device, etc. used at the time of an examination without conscious effort on operator's part, and records image information and the device information, which are obtained at the time of the examination, by making a 1-to-1 association between them. The system comprises at least an image information obtaining unit obtaining an observation image at the time of an examination for a medical treatment, a device information obtaining unit obtaining information of a device used at the time of the examination, and a recording unit recording information composing of the image information obtained by the image information obtaining unit and the device information obtained by the device information obtaining unit, as one associated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Shoji, Mutsumi Ohshima, Yoshitaka Miyoshi, Tomohiko Oda, Nobuyasu Ito, Tadao Eto, Toshiro Ijichi, Katsuyoshi Ishibashi, Masashi Kikkawa, Kazutaka Nakatsuchi
  • Patent number: 7710438
    Abstract: A plurality of images with additional information are designed to be displayed on one screen or a recording paper efficiently so as to enhance ease of visual confirmation and facilitate recording paper handling. Image data including a captured image section and an additional information section is inputted from an endoscope device, and this image data is saved in an image memory. There is generated synthetic image data displaying respectively each of the plurality of the image data saved in the image memory on a plurality of designated regions A to D allocated within one screen. At this instant, the image data including the captured image section and the additional information section is arranged to be displayed on a first designated region within one screen, while the captured image section of the image data to be displayed on the first designated region is enlarged and displayed on a second designated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Furuhashi, Masanori Takamatsu, Hiroshi Dohi, Hideki Matsuzaka, Hiroyuki Ushifusa, Hideyuki Shoji, Tsukasa Ishii, Minoru Sato, Chieko Aizawa
  • Patent number: 7667592
    Abstract: A treatment instrument output data analysis section includes a probe ID extraction section, an output waveform extraction section, a data analysis section and an analysis result output section. The analysis result output section of the treatment instrument output data analysis section can display on a centralized display panel a synthetic image made by synthesizing a frame image stored in an image storage section of an endoscopic camera apparatus and an analysis result analyzed by the data analysis section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Masahide Ohyama, Hideyuki Shoji, Sumihiro Uchimura, Masanori Gocho, Takashi Mihori, Shinji Hatta, Mitsumasa Okada, Makoto Inaba, Masakazu Gotanda, Yoshitaka Honda
  • Publication number: 20080174820
    Abstract: A mixture of image data in a plurality of categories is prevented from being present on one sheet of recording paper and the handling of printed recording paper is facilitated. Inputted captured image data is saved in order in an image memory. Kinds of the inputted captured image data are determined by the determination section. When the captured image data inputted to the determination section is determined to be of a different kind from the previously inputted image data, the determination section prints through a print head the captured image data previous to the captured image data determined to be of a different kind by the determination section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Ryusuke Furuhashi, Masanori Takamatsu, Hiroshi Dohi, Hideki Matsuzaka, Hiroyuki Ushifusa, Hideyuki Shoji, Tsukasa Ishii, Minoru Sato, Chieko Aizawa
  • Publication number: 20080174609
    Abstract: A plurality of images with additional information are designed to be displayed on one screen or a recording paper efficiently so as to enhance ease of visual confirmation and facilitate recording paper handling. Image data including a captured image section and an additional information section is inputted from an endoscope device, and this image data is saved in an image memory. There is generated synthetic image data displaying respectively each of the plurality of the image data saved in the image memory on a plurality of designated regions A to D allocated within one screen. At this instant, the image data including the captured image section and the additional information section is arranged to be displayed on a first designated region within one screen, while the captured image section of the image data to be displayed on the first designated region is enlarged and displayed on a second designated region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Ryusuke Furuhashi, Masanori Takamatsu, Hiroshi Dohi, Hideki Matsuzaka, Hiroyuki Ushifusa, Hideyuki Shoji, Tsukasa Ishii, Minoru Sato, Chieko Aizawa
  • Publication number: 20080129527
    Abstract: A treatment instrument output data analysis section includes a probe ID extraction section, an output waveform extraction section, a data analysis section and an analysis result output section. The analysis result output section of the treatment instrument output data analysis section can display on a centralized display panel a synthetic image made by synthesizing a frame image stored in an image storage section of an endoscopic camera apparatus and an analysis result analyzed by the data analysis section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Masahide Ohyama, Hideyuki Shoji, Sumihiro Uchimura, Masanori Gocho, Takashi Mihori, Shinji Hatta, Mitsumasa Okada, Makoto Inaba, Masakazu Gotanda, Yoshitaka Honda
  • Publication number: 20040239760
    Abstract: A medical image recording apparatus records an endoscopic image captured by an endoscope, and includes a generation unit for generating image data used for display data on a monitor, and a composition unit for combining the endoscopic image captured by the endoscope with the image data, and outputting the composition result to the monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Shoji, Mutsumi Ohshima, Yoshitaka Miyoshi, Tomohiko Oda, Nobuyasu Ito, Tadao Eto, Toshiro Ijichi, Katsuyoshi Ishibashi, Masashi Kikkawa, Kazutaka Nakatsuchi
  • Publication number: 20040243448
    Abstract: A medical image recording system easily obtains information of a device, etc. used at the time of an examination without conscious effort on operator's part, and records image information and the device information, which are obtained at the time of the examination, by making a 1-to-1 association between them. The system comprises at least an image information obtaining unit obtaining an observation image at the time of an examination for a medical treatment, a device information obtaining unit obtaining information of a device used at the time of the examination, and a recording unit recording information composing of the image information obtained by the image information obtaining unit and the device information obtained by the device information obtaining unit, as one associated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Shoji, Mutsumi Ohshima, Yoshitaka Miyoshi, Tomohiko Oda, Nobuyasu Ito, Tadao Eto, Toshiro Ijichi, Katsuyoshi Ishibashi, Masashi Kikkawa, Kazutaka Nakatsuchi
  • Patent number: 6143125
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for carrying out dry etching, including (a) an etching chamber, (b) a pair of electrodes disposed in the etching chamber in facing relation, an object to be etched being placed on one of the electrodes, (c) a plate mounted on the other of the electrodes, the plate being formed with a plurality through-holes, and (d) a pair of enclosures each mounted on each of the electrodes and extending towards the opponent to define a spatial space therebetween in which plasma is generated by introducing a reactive gas thereinto through the through-holes. The enclosures are designed to have a gap therebetween. Both the plate and the enclosures are made of material other than aluminum. The reactive gas is composed only of CF.sub.4. Since nothing other than the object is exposed to plasma, it is possible to prevent generation of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hideyuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 5928965
    Abstract: A method for dry-etching a silicon substrate by the use of a mask selectively formed on the silicon substrate, in which method a reaction product of dry etching is deposited, during dry etching, in a uniform thickness on the side wall of each groove formed in the silicon substrate by dry etching. In the inventive method, etching is conducted by using, as an etching gas, a mixed gas containing Cl.sub.2, HBr, O.sub.2 and He or a mixed gas contained Cl.sub.2, HBr and CO, under the conditions of an etching pressure of 0.02-0.05 Torr, a RF power density of 1.01-1.64 W/cm.sup.2 and a substrate temperature of 40-50.degree. C. With this method, the tapered sectional shape of each groove formed in the silicon substrate can be controlled easily and etching can be conducted at high reproducibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Shoji, Takakazu Kusuki
  • Patent number: 5858874
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor device includes the steps of forming an inter-layer insulating film, forming a contact hole in the inter-layer insulating film, forming a thin conductive film filling the contact hole and covering the inter-layer insulating film, and forming a contact plug filling the contact hole by etching the thin conductive film and thus exposing the surface of the inter-layer insulating film. The etching is conducted such that, from the time when a surface of the inter-layer insulating film is about to be exposed, the thin conductive film and the inter-layer insulating film are etched under substantially the same etching speed. Plug loss in the contact hole is suppressed so that wiring breakage in the contact hole can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hideyuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 5853602
    Abstract: A refractory metal layer on a silicon oxide layer is exposed to gaseous etchant containing SF.sub.6, Cl.sub.2 and CO so as to be patterned; F radical and Cl radical effectively etch the refractory metal, and a reaction product of CO gas does not allow the dry etching to sidewardly proceed so that the dry etching achieves good anisotropy, a large etching rate and a large selectivity to silicon oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hideyuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 5783036
    Abstract: A method is for dry etching metal films having a high melting point, such as tungsten (W) films. A SiO.sub.2 film is grown on a silicon substrate after which a W film is deposited using sputtering technology. Then, a photoresist film is deposited and is patterned by optical lithography. A semiconductor substrate thus formed is placed in a dry etching system of a narrow gap type with an anode coupled configuration and is etched using a gas mixture composed of SF.sub.6, Cl.sub.2 and O.sub.2 under conditions such that the flow rate ratio of the gases SF.sub.6 /Cl.sub.2 /O.sub.2 are 20.0:0.5.about.1.5:3.about.7. With this, it is possible to achieve excellent selective etching of the W film with respect to the SiO.sub.2 film that is used as an underlying film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hideyuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 5784098
    Abstract: N lines of line-shaped light are projected onto the object by means of a measuring light projecting lens. The light carrying the image of the object is passed through the eyepiece lens 17 in an endoscope 6 and the auxiliary lens 30 in a measuring head 11 and split into two beamlets by a beam splitter 31, with one beamlet being focused at a position coinciding with the entrance end faces of measuring light's position detecting fibers 33(l) to 33(m). The line-shaped light images of the object thus formed in positions coinciding with the entrance end faces of measuring light's position detecting fibers 33(l) to 33(m) are scanned linearly by those linearly aligned fibers as they are oscillated and driven by a fiber scanner 36. The scanned line-shaped light images are then subjected to the necessary signal processing in a signal processor circuit 35 such as to measure the three-dimensional configuration of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Shoji, Shinichiro Hattori, Masahide Kanno, Yasushi Namii, Masaru Shiraiwa, Kimihiko Nishioka, Nobuyuki Matsuura, Akira Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 5627584
    Abstract: An endoscope system has an endoscope equipped with an imaging unit, and a plurality of peripheral equipment used in conjunction with the endoscope; such as, a light source for supplying illumination light to the endoscope and a video signal processor for processing a video signal originating from the endoscope, comprising a centralized operation unit for operating at least the light source and video signal processor and a centralized control for centralizing control of the light source and video signal processor based on a command sent from the centralized operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nishikori, Yasuyuki Kaneko, Atsushi Amano, Masahiko Hamano, Kazufumi Takamizawa, Hideyuki Shoji, Mutsumi Oshima, Ken-ya Inomata
  • Patent number: 5622528
    Abstract: An endoscope examination system of the present invention consisting of a centralized controlling apparatus, a plurality of auxiliary functioning apparatuses and a plurality of workstations. The centralized controlling apparatus comprises a computer which controls each of the auxiliary apparatuses or the like and a switching apparatus which controls a changeover of picture image information transmitted to the auxiliary functioning apparatuses. The plurality of auxiliary functioning apparatuses comprise a computer which exchanges control information with the computer of the centralized controlling apparatus and with the workstations, a switching apparatus which exchanges picture image information with the switching apparatus of the centralized controlling apparatus and with the workstations, and a VTR which records the picture image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Hamano, Yasuyuki Kaneko, Atsushi Amano, Kazufumi Takamizawa, Hideyuki Shoji, Toshiaki Nishikori, Mutsumi Oshima, Ken-ya Inomata
  • Patent number: 5511045
    Abstract: An apparatus designed to automatically measure the total moving time, split times, time lag, and the like of each of a plurality of moving objects, and determine the arriving order of each moving object. Every time a plurality of moving objects, e.g., runners or vehicles, pass through each predetermined point, pieces of information such as total running/moving times, split times, time lags, and arriving orders are transmitted, in units of moving objects, to the respective moving objects or a transmission/reception unit arranged at each predetermined point. When moving objects pass through a predetermined point, and their moving times exceed passage times set in units of moving objects, an excess time is informed to each moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Sasaki, Hideyuki Shoji, Yoshiyuki Murata