Patents by Inventor Hirokazu Nishimura

Hirokazu Nishimura 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: 11503981
    Abstract: A flexible tube insertion apparatus includes a flexible tube having flexibility and configured to be inserted into an object to be inserted, one or more external force detectors disposed on the flexible tube and configured to detect a force of an external force applied to the flexible tube when the flexible tube is twisted in at least one direction, and a providing device configured to provide twisting information regarding a twisting direction of the flexible tube for releasing a loop section formed in the flexible tube, according to a direction in which the flexible tube is twisted and the detected force of the external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Tezuka, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11389048
    Abstract: A playback processing unit causes a display device to display an endoscopic image recorded in an endoscopic image recording unit. A display time setting unit sets a display time of endoscopic images displayed by the playback processing unit on the display device in the order of imaging. A display time measurement unit measures the display time of each endoscopic image. A time information storage unit stores information related to the display time measured by the display time measurement unit. An acknowledgment unit acknowledges a user operation input. The playback processing unit causes the display device to display the endoscopic image in accordance with the user operation input acknowledged by the acknowledgment unit. The time information storage unit stores information related to a cumulative display time of each endoscopic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao Tateshita, Kei Kikuchi, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20220218180
    Abstract: An endoscope insertion control device includes at least one processor including hardware, the processor is configured to acquire a plurality of images related to insertion of an endoscope and obtained in time series, classify an insertion state of the endoscope based on the plurality of images, and select a next operation related to insertion of the endoscope by referring to a result of the classification, and the processor relaxes a forward movement condition when the insertion state is classified as the insertion state of forward movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220192466
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit acquires an endoscopic image imaged by an endoscope inserted inside a subject. An operation detail determination unit determines one or more operation details from among a predetermined plural number of operation details based on the endoscopic image acquired in the image acquisition unit. An operation control unit controls a movement of the endoscope based on the determined operation details. An operation detail determination unit determines one or more operation details by inputting input data acquired from the endoscopic image acquired in the image acquisition unit to one or more into operation selection models generated by machine learning using, as training data, an image for learning, which is an endoscopic image imaged in the past, and a label indicating an operation detail for an endoscope that has imaged the image for learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220175218
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor including one or more hardware components. The processor is configured to obtain a classification result that a kind of an insertion shape of an endoscope insertion portion inserted into a subject is classified as one of a plurality of predetermined kinds, and output the classification result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 11196835
    Abstract: Group chat communication can include receiving, using a processor, a first message in a group chat having members, wherein the first message is from a first member of the group chat and specifies a second member of the group chat, distributing, using the processor, the first message to the members of the group chat, and, in response to receiving the first message and using the processor, causing a group chat window of the second member to display a first callout. The group chat window of the second member is configured to display a plurality of chronologically ordered messages posted by the members of the group chat. The first callout identifies the first member and indicates a position of the first message within the plurality of chronologically ordered messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Munehiko Sato
  • Patent number: 11031123
    Abstract: An examination schedule management unit manages an examination schedule of a plurality of endoscopic examinations, including an examination room, information on scheduled examination start time, that on scheduled examination end time, and examination type information on examination contents. A cleaning schedule management unit manages a cleaning schedule of a plurality of endoscopes, including a cleaning machine, information on scheduled cleaning start time, and that on scheduled cleaning end time. An endoscope assignment unit assigns an endoscope to an endoscopic examination. A cleaning machine assignment unit assigns a cleaning machine for cleaning an endoscope assigned to the endoscopic examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaharu Hosoi, Hirokazu Nishimura, Yasushi Okoshi, Kohei Yada, Katsuyoshi Ishibashi, Toshiro Baba
  • Publication number: 20210022585
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: a insertion section to be inserted into a target; an imaging element to image the target; a drive section to conduct an insertion; a determination section to determine an insertion condition based on image information and insertion state information; a generation section to generate insertion control information based on a determination result; and a control section to control the drive section based on the insertion control information. The determination section determines whether an insertion can be continued by comparing newly acquired image information or newly acquired insertion state information with corresponding information stored in the storage. The generation section generates halt information when it is determined that the insertion cannot be continued.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10710199
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tube, and a tube, the method comprising the steps of: coupling in position a first tube body and a second tube body by inserting a first insert portion of a connecting pin into an end portion of a first hole of the first tube body and inserting a second insert portion into an end portion of a first hole of the second tube body; welding all around an outer circumferential portion of the coupled portion of the first tube body and the second tube body and all around an inner circumferential portion of the first holes in which the connecting pin is inserted; and removing the connecting pin remaining inside the first hole of the first tube body and the first hole of the second tube body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tadakazu Sakaguchi, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200138269
    Abstract: An insertion support device includes an image input section to which endoscopic images generated in time series are input, a situation determination section configured to determine a situation of endoscope insertion based on the inputted endoscopic images, and an information output section configured to output information corresponding to at least one operation from information corresponding to operations prepared in association with an endoscope insertion procedure, based on a determination result by the situation determination section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200093353
    Abstract: A flexible tube insertion support apparatus includes a generation section configured to generate propriety information regarding a propriety of a twisting operation of a flexible tube in accordance with a force quantity of an external force applied to the flexible tube when the flexible tube is twisted in a counterclockwise direction or a clockwise direction around a central axis of the flexible tube. The external force is detected by at least one external force detector that is disposed on the flexible tube to be inserted into the subject and configured to detect the external force. The flexible tube insertion support apparatus also includes an output section configured to output the propriety information generated by the generation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo TEZUKA, Hirokazu NISHIMURA, Takeshi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10549711
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an airbag-use non-coated woven fabric that achieves light in weight, compact in size, and low air permeability, and an airbag-use woven fabric having low air permeability, being flexible, and exhibiting good package ability without impairing mechanical strength of the woven fabric, and an airbag that uses the airbag-use woven fabric. The airbag-use woven fabric including a base fabric, wherein a yarn widening ratio of unwoven weaving yarn of fibers that constitute the base fabric is not less than 2.4 and not more than 3.5, or including single yarn fibers having a substantially triangular cross sectional shape and a modification degree of 1.3 to 2.2; having a tear strength of not less than 120 N; and having an air permeability under a pressure difference of 20 kPa of not more than 0.65 L/cm2/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Yusuke Kojyo, Ryuji Kamimura
  • Publication number: 20190328211
    Abstract: A flexible tube insertion apparatus includes a flexible tube having flexibility and configured to be inserted into an object to be inserted, one or more external force detectors disposed on the flexible tube and configured to detect a force of an external force applied to the flexible tube when the flexible tube is twisted in at least one direction, and a providing device configured to provide twisting information regarding a twisting direction of the flexible tube for releasing a loop section formed in the flexible tube, according to a direction in which the flexible tube is twisted and the detected force of the external force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo TEZUKA, Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190240779
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tube, and a tube, the method comprising the steps of: coupling in position a first tube body and a second tube body by inserting a first insert portion of a connecting pin into an end portion of a first hole of the first tube body and inserting a second insert portion into an end portion of a first hole of the second tube body; welding all around an outer circumferential portion of the coupled portion of the first tube body and the second tube body and all around an inner circumferential portion of the first holes in which the connecting pin is inserted; and removing the connecting pin remaining inside the first hole of the first tube body and the first hole of the second tube body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Tadakazu SAKAGUCHI, Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10364512
    Abstract: It is provided that a multifilament and a braid that are capable of being processed into products in a wide range of temperature and are excellent in dimensional stability and abrasion resistance. A multifilament comprising 5 or more monofilaments, wherein the multifilament contains polyethylene having an intrinsic viscosity [?] of 5.0 dL/g or more and 40.0 dL/g or less and substantially including ethylene as a repeating unit, and shows 1000 times or more in number of reciprocating abrasions at break in an abrasion resistance test measured at a load of 5 cN/dtex in accordance with JIS L-1095.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Fukushima, Masayuki Shirako, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10307865
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tube, and a tube, the method comprising the steps of: coupling in position a first tube body and a second tube body by inserting a first insert portion of a connecting pin into an end portion of a first hole of the first tube body and inserting a second insert portion into an end portion of a first hole of the second tube body; welding all around an outer circumferential portion of the coupled portion of the first tube body and the second tube body and all around an inner circumferential portion of the first holes in which the connecting pin is inserted; and removing the connecting pin remaining inside the first hole of the first tube body and the first hole of the second tube body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadakazu Sakaguchi, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10287711
    Abstract: It is provided that a multifilament and a braid that are capable of being processed into products in a wide range of temperature and are excellent in dimensional stability and abrasion resistance. A multifilament comprising 5 or more monofilaments, wherein the multifilament contains polyethylene having an intrinsic viscosity [?] of 5.0 dL/g or more and 40.0 dL/g or less and substantially including ethylene as a repeating unit, and wherein a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value in a ratio of a diffraction peak intensity of orthorhombic crystal (200) plane to a diffraction peak intensity of orthorhombic crystal (110) plane in a monofilament cross section is 0.22 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Fukushima, Masayuki Shirako, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20180350460
    Abstract: A first report input screen generation unit generates a first report input screen in which a first image interpreter inputs a result of image interpretation, and a second report input screen generation unit generates a second report input screen in which a second image interpreter inputs a result of image interpretation. A coordination processing unit causes input data input by the first image interpreter in the first report input screen to be reflected in an input area in the second report input screen. The first report input screen generation unit generates the first report input screen including a first comment input area in which the first image interpreter inputs a comment for the second image interpreter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru HISANO, Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180325356
    Abstract: A playback processing unit causes a display device to display an endoscopic image recorded in an endoscopic image recording unit. A display time setting unit sets a display time of endoscopic images displayed by the playback processing unit on the display device in the order of imaging. A display time measurement unit measures the display time of each endoscopic image. A time information storage unit stores information related to the display time measured by the display time measurement unit. An acknowledgment unit acknowledges a user operation input. The playback processing unit causes the display device to display the endoscopic image in accordance with the user operation input acknowledged by the acknowledgment unit. The time information storage unit stores information related to a cumulative display time of each endoscopic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao TATESHITA, Kei KIKUCHI, Hirokazu NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180198887
    Abstract: Group chat communication can include receiving, using a processor, a first message in a group chat having members, wherein the first message is from a first member of the group chat and specifies a second member of the group chat, distributing, using the processor, the first message to the members of the group chat, and, in response to receiving the first message and using the processor, causing a group chat window of the second member to display a first callout. The group chat window of the second member is configured to display a plurality of chronologically ordered messages posted by the members of the group chat. The first callout identifies the first member and indicates a position of the first message within the plurality of chronologically ordered messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Munehiko Sato