Patents by Inventor Hiroki Shirato

Hiroki Shirato 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: 20210154495
    Abstract: A particle therapy system includes an accelerator 1 which generates a particle beam for extraction, an irradiation apparatus 21 which irradiates the particle beam to an irradiation target 26, a gantry 18 which rotates together with the irradiation apparatus 21, and an MRI apparatus 50 which rotates together with the gantry 18. The MRI apparatus 50 includes a magnetic circuit composed of an iron core 60 and a plurality of coils 61 serving as a magnetic flux source. The iron core 60 includes two oppositely disposed magnetic poles 63A and 63B, and a return yoke 64 for connecting the magnetic poles 63A and 63B. The magnetic poles 63A, 63B have cavities 65A, 65B. The particle beam passing through the cavity 65A is irradiated to the irradiation target 26.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Yusuke FUJII, Ryuya ANDO, Manabu AOKI, Kikuo UMEGAKI, Shinichi SHIMIZU, Taeko MATSUURA, Hiroki SHIRATO
  • Publication number: 20200359980
    Abstract: An image processor applies computation processing to a plurality of CT images formed by irradiation of radiation of a plurality of energy levels to acquire monochromatic CT images. The image processor acquires a first energy level CT image formed by irradiation of first energy level radiation and a second energy level CT image formed by irradiation of second energy level radiation, applies a plurality of weighted computations to the first and second energy level CT images to compute a plurality of monochromatic CT images as a result of the weighted computations, segments a surrounding region of a highly-absorbent material circumferentially into a plurality of regions of interest having a predetermined area and calculates a standard deviation of the surrounding region by using a mean value of image data of each region of interest, for each monochromatic CT image, and selects a monochromatic CT image with a small standard deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Sodai Tanaka, Hiroki Shirato
  • Patent number: 10835764
    Abstract: A function/process of recording marker position data and spot data is provided. The marker position data includes position information of a marker 29 measured for tumor tracking irradiation and information on time of execution of X-ray imaging. The spot data includes information on time of irradiation of each spot, a delivered irradiation position, and a delivered irradiation amount. The marker position data and the spot data are synchronized based on the time information, and by using the marker position data and the spot data upon spot irradiation, a delivered dose distribution of proton irradiation is calculated. With this configuration, it is possible to take the influence of interplay effect into consideration, and it is possible to support to make more appropriate determination upon replanning of a treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: HITACHI, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujii, Taeko Matsuura, Yuka Matsuzaki, Kikuo Umegaki, Hiroki Shirato, Hidenori Koyano, Takahiro Yamada, Rintarou Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20200069968
    Abstract: A treatment planning apparatus 501 or a clinical decision support apparatus 701 calculates a dose distribution, calculates the damage to a normal tissue for a plurality of number of times of radiation irradiation based on the calculated dose distribution, and displays at least one or more calculated damages to the normal tissues on display apparatuses 603 and 703 or outputs the same to an outside of the apparatuses 501 and 701. Accordingly, since effects can be calculated for a plurality of number of times of irradiation, the optimum number of time of irradiation can be presented, and an operator and a doctor can be presented with a suitable decision material of a radiation irradiation planning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Keiji KOBASHI, Masahiro MIZUTA, Hiroyuki DATE, Hiroki SHIRATO, Shinichi SHIMIZU, Kikuo UMEGAKI, Shusuke HIRAYAMA, Yusuke FUJII, Toru UMEKAWA, Rintarou FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200054897
    Abstract: A function/process of recording marker position data and spot data is provided. The marker position data includes position information of a marker 29 measured for tumor tracking irradiation and information on time of execution of X-ray imaging. The spot data includes information on time of irradiation of each spot, a delivered irradiation position, and a delivered irradiation amount. The marker position data and the spot data are synchronized based on the time information, and by using the marker position data and the spot data upon spot irradiation, a delivered dose distribution of proton irradiation is calculated. With this configuration, it is possible to take the influence of interplay effect into consideration, and it is possible to support to make more appropriate determination upon replanning of a treatment plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke FUJII, Taeko MATSUURA, Yuka MATSUZAKI, Kikuo UMEGAKI, Hiroki SHIRATO, Hidenori KOYANO, Takahiro YAMADA, Rintarou FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9757590
    Abstract: First ions and second ions that are heavier than first ions are generated in an ion source. One kind of ions of the first ions and second ions is injected into an accelerator by action of a switching magnet and accelerated in the accelerator. An ion beam including the one kind of ions is extracted from the accelerator to a beam transport system and a tumor volume of a patient is irradiated with the ion beam from an irradiation nozzle. In the irradiation of the ion beam, a tumor volume depth and the largest underwater range of each ion species are compared, and an ion species in which the tumor volume depth becomes the longest underwater range or lower is injected into the accelerator, and accelerated by the accelerator. The tumor volume is irradiated with the ion species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Kazuo Hiramoto, Masumi Umezawa, Shinichiro Fujitaka, Hiroki Shirato, Shinichi Shimizu, Kikuo Umegaki
  • Patent number: 9750957
    Abstract: A charged particle irradiation system is capable of shortening the irradiation time and the treatment time by performing efficient irradiation even when irregular variation occurs in the irradiation object during the gating irradiation. The extraction of the beam is stopped upon reception of a regular extraction permission end signal which is outputted based on a regular movement signal. An extractable state maintaining function operates upon the reception of the extraction permission end signal. When a preset standby time elapses without receiving an extraction permission start signal again during the standby time, the extractable state maintaining function finishes its operation and a charged particle beam generator decelerates the beam. Also, the extraction of the beam is stopped due to reception of an irregular extraction permission end signal during the irradiation. When the extraction permission start signal is received again during the standby time, the extraction of the beam is restarted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujii, Toru Umekawa, Masumi Umezawa, Hiroki Shirato, Kikuo Umegaki, Naoki Miyamoto, Taeko Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9492684
    Abstract: The present invention provides a particle therapy system including an irradiation compensating device made up of an energy absorber, a first collimator, and a second collimator for use in a short-range region. The irradiation compensating device is characterized by a mechanism for attaching and detaching the first energy absorber, first collimator, and second collimator. The first collimator is located upstream where the beam diameter is small with a view to suppressing the width of the compensating device, thereby contributing to making the compensating device small and lightweight. The second collimator is located downstream to improve penumbrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taisuke Takayanagi, Koji Matsuda, Ryosuke Shinagawa, Chihiro Nakashima, Arao Nishimura, Hiroki Shirato, Taeko Matsuura, Shinichi Shimizu, Rikiya Onimaru, Kikuo Umegaki
  • Patent number: 9232634
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board 3a for mounting a light emitting element has base films 31a and 31b, a wiring pattern 32 formed on a surface of the base films 31a and 31b, and the cover films 33a and 33b that covers the base films 31a and 31b and the wiring pattern 32. At least one of the base film and the cover films 33a and 33b have a substrate 331 and 331a comprising a metal. The cover film 33a and 33b have such surface properties as to produce specular reflection or diffuse reflection of light or has substantially white reflecting films 36 and 333 on a surface of the cover film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: CANON COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroharu Uehara, Katsuhide Nakai, Hiroki Shirato
  • Publication number: 20150352372
    Abstract: The present invention provides a particle therapy system including an irradiation compensating device made up of an energy absorber, a first collimator, and a second collimator for use in a short-range region. The irradiation compensating device is characterized by a mechanism for attaching and detaching the first energy absorber, first collimator, and second collimator. The first collimator is located upstream where the beam diameter is small with a view to suppressing the width of the compensating device, thereby contributing to making the compensating device small and lightweight. The second collimator is located downstream to improve penumbrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Taisuke TAKAYANAGI, Koji MATSUDA, Ryosuke SHINAGAWA, Chihiro NAKASHIMA, Arao NISHIMURA, Hiroki SHIRATO, Taeko MATSUURA, Shinichi SHIMIZU, Rikiya ONIMARU, Kikuo UMEGAKI
  • Publication number: 20150292722
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board 3a for mounting a light emitting element has base films 31a and 31b, a wiring pattern 32 formed on a surface of the base films 31a and 31b, and the cover films 33a and 33b that covers the base films 31a and 31b and the wiring pattern 32. At least one of the base film and the cover films 33a and 33b have a substrate 331 and 331a comprising a metal. The cover film 33a and 33b have such surface properties as to produce specular reflection or diffuse reflection of light or has substantially white reflecting films 36 and 333 on a surface of the cover film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroharu UEHARA, Katsuhide NAKAI, Hiroki SHIRATO
  • Publication number: 20150290475
    Abstract: A charged particle irradiation system is capable of shortening the irradiation time and the treatment time by performing efficient irradiation even when irregular variation occurs in the irradiation object during the gating irradiation. The extraction of the beam is stopped upon reception of a regular extraction permission end signal which is outputted based on a regular movement signal. An extractable state maintaining function operates upon the reception of the extraction permission end signal. When a preset standby time elapses without receiving an extraction permission start signal again during the standby time, the extractable state maintaining function finishes its operation and a charged particle beam generator decelerates the beam. Also, the extraction of the beam is stopped due to reception of an irregular extraction permission end signal during the irradiation. When the extraction permission start signal is received again during the standby time, the extraction of the beam is restarted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yusuke FUJII, Toru UMEKAWA, Masumi UMEZAWA, Hiroki SHIRATO, Kikuo UMEGAKI, Naoki MIYAMOTO, Taeko MATSUURA
  • Patent number: 9061144
    Abstract: A charged particle irradiation system is capable of shortening the irradiation time and the treatment time by performing efficient irradiation even when irregular variation occurs in the irradiation object during the gating irradiation. The extraction of the beam is stopped upon reception of a regular extraction permission end signal which is outputted based on a regular movement signal. An extractable state maintaining function operates upon the reception of the extraction permission end signal. When a preset standby time elapses without receiving an extraction permission start signal again during the standby time, the extractable state maintaining function finishes its operation and a charged particle beam generator decelerates the beam. Also, the extraction of the beam is stopped due to reception of an irregular extraction permission end signal during the irradiation. When the extraction permission start signal is received again during the standby time, the extraction of the beam is restarted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: HITACHI, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujii, Toru Umekawa, Masumi Umezawa, Hiroki Shirato, Kikuo Umegaki, Naoki Miyamoto, Taeko Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20150115179
    Abstract: First ions and second ions that are heavier than first ions are generated in an ion source. One kind of ions of the first ions and second ions is injected into an accelerator by action of a switching magnet and accelerated in the accelerator. An ion beam including the one kind of ions is extracted from the accelerator to a beam transport system and a tumor volume of a patient is irradiated with the ion beam from an irradiation nozzle. In the irradiation of the ion beam, a tumor volume depth and the largest underwater range of each ion species are compared, and an ion species in which the tumor volume depth becomes the longest underwater range or lower is injected into the accelerator, and accelerated by the accelerator. The tumor volume is irradiated with the ion species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuo HIRAMOTO, Masumi UMEZAWA, Shinichiro FUJITAKA, Hiroki SHIRATO, Shinichi SHIMIZU, Kikuo UMEGAKI
  • Patent number: 8963012
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board includes a base film which is composed of an aluminum sheet and first protective films formed on the respective surfaces of the aluminum sheet and has a sprocket hole and a device hole, a predetermined conductor pattern which is formed on a surface of the base film, and a second protective film which is composed of aluminum and an electrically insulative film formed on a surface of the aluminum and is formed so as to cover the predetermined conductor pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroharu Uehara, Katsuhide Nakai, Hiroki Shirato
  • Publication number: 20140330066
    Abstract: A charged particle irradiation system is capable of shortening the irradiation time and the treatment time by performing efficient irradiation even when irregular variation occurs in the irradiation object during the gating irradiation. The extraction of the beam is stopped upon reception of a regular extraction permission end signal which is outputted based on a regular movement signal. An extractable state maintaining function operates upon the reception of the extraction permission end signal. When a preset standby time elapses without receiving an extraction permission start signal again during the standby time, the extractable state maintaining function finishes its operation and a charged particle beam generator decelerates the beam. Also, the extraction of the beam is stopped due to reception of an irregular extraction permission end signal during the irradiation. When the extraction permission start signal is received again during the standby time, the extraction of the beam is restarted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujii, Toru Umekawa, Masumi Umezawa, Hiroki Shirato, Kikuo Umegaki, Naoki Miyamoto, Taeko Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20140020935
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board 3a for mounting a light emitting element has base films 31a and 31b, a wiring pattern 32 formed on a surface of the base films 31a and 31b, and the cover films 33a and 33b that covers the base films 31a and 31b and the wiring pattern 32. At least one of the base film and the cover films 33a and 33b have a substrate 331 and 331a comprising a metal. The cover film 33a and 33b have such surface properties as to produce specular reflection or diffuse reflection of light or has substantially white reflecting films 36 and 333 on a surface of the cover film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroharu UEHARA, Katsuhide NAKAI, Hiroki SHIRATO
  • Patent number: 8496630
    Abstract: There is provided a transendoscopic medical instrument which can insert, remove and latch a plurality of medical items including a flexible guide unit with respect to a transendoscopic sheath which is selectively inserted into a body cavity such as a bronchial branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Saito, Hiroki Shirato, Shigeaki Ogura
  • Patent number: 8428218
    Abstract: A dynamic tumor radiation treatment program for causing a computer to function. The program includes detecting an annihilation gamma ray with a gamma ray detector, storing the threshold of counting rate in a displacement threshold memory, computing the counting rate according to the detection signal of an annihilation gamma ray with a gamma ray counting rate computer, comparing the counting rate of annihilation gamma rays acquired from the gamma ray counting rate computer with the threshold of the counting rate acquired from the displacement threshold storage memory by means of a threshold comparator, judging whether or not the tumor is displaced out of the radiation irradiation spot by means of a tumor position judging unit, and making a control to stop radiation irradiation or outputting a stop command signal by means of an irradiation controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignees: National University Corporation Hokkaido University, Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan
    Inventors: Junichi Kaneko, Fumiyuki Fujita, Hiroki Shirato, Eiji Takada
  • Publication number: 20120186858
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board includes a base film which is composed of an aluminum sheet and first protective films formed on the respective surfaces of the aluminum sheet and has a sprocket hole and a device hole, a predetermined conductor pattern which is formed on a surface of the base film, and a second protective film which is composed of aluminum and an electrically insulative film formed on a surface of the aluminum and is formed so as to cover the predetermined conductor pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: CANON COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroharu UEHARA, Katsuhide NAKAI, Hiroki SHIRATO