Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Takai

Hiroshi Takai 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: 20220289872
    Abstract: To provide a conjugated diene graft polymer having high transparency, heat resistance and weather resistance, and a method for producing the conjugated diene graft polymer. A method for producing a conjugated diene graft polymer in which a side chain (b) including a polymer including at least one monomer unit selected from the group consisting of a conjugated diene unit and an aromatic vinyl compound unit is bonded to a main chain (a) including a polymer including a conjugated diene unit, via a hetero atom Z serving as a branching point and having a valence of not less than 3, the method including a step of reacting a specific active end polymer and a specific functional group-modified conjugated diene polymer having a functional group in a side chain to thereby produce a conjugated diene graft polymer; and a step of recovering the conjugated diene graft polymer obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu UENO, Hiroshi KANBARA, Atsushi INATOMI, Junya TAKAI, Zhaoming MA
  • Patent number: 11424086
    Abstract: An operation device includes a housing, an operation member, and a detector. The housing includes an electrically conductive portion on a surface thereof. The operation member is supported by the housing such that the operation member is movable in response to an operation by an operation body, and is configured to be capacitively coupled to the operation body and to the electrically conductive portion. The detector is configured to detect whether the operation body is in proximity to the operation member based on a change in capacitance at the electrically conductive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuji Hagiwara, Daisuke Takai, Takashi Sasaki, Takeshi Masaki, Toshiki Nakamura, Masaki Ota, Hiroshi Shigetaka, Masahiro Takata
  • Publication number: 20220260659
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus of embodiments includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire a data and a g-factor map. The data is generated as a result of a reception by an RF coil. The processing circuitry is configured to determine strength of denoise performed on the data on the basis of the g-factor map and perform the denoise on the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke SHINODA, Kazuto NAKABAYASHI, Hitoshi KANAZAWA, Kazuya OKAMOTO, Hiroshi TAKAI, Nobuyuki KONUMA, Yuichi YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 11415656
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus of embodiments includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire a data and a g-factor map. The data is generated as a result of a reception by an RF coil. The processing circuitry is configured to determine strength of denoise performed on the data on the basis of the g-factor map and perform the denoise on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke Shinoda, Kazuto Nakabayashi, Hitoshi Kanazawa, Kazuya Okamoto, Hiroshi Takai, Nobuyuki Konuma, Yuichi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11138769
    Abstract: An image reconstruction method according to an embodiment includes: collecting first k-space data at a first time and second k-space data having an undersampled pattern different from an undersampled pattern of the first k-space data at a second time different from the first time; generating intermediate data by converting data including the first k-space data and the second k-space data; generating, by inversely converting the intermediate data, third k-space data and fourth k-space data that correspond to the first k-space data and the second k-space data, respectively, and in each of which at least part of a region undersampled through the corresponding undersampled pattern is filled; and generating a magnetic resonance image at a time different from any of the first time and the second time by converting k-space data obtained by combining at least part of the third k-space data and at least part of the fourth k-space data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagashima, Hiroshi Takai
  • Patent number: 11112474
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires a first resonance frequency distribution of a first tissue and a second resonance frequency distribution of a second tissue which is different from the first tissue. The processing circuitry calculates a center frequency of a frequency-selective pulse that suppresses or emphasizes either one of the first tissue and the second tissue in accordance with the first and second resonance frequency distributions. The processing circuitry collects a magnetic resonance signal after the frequency-selective pulse is applied at the calculated center frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Nitta, Naho Imamura, Takahiro Ohmure, Hiroshi Takai, Nobuyasu Ichinose, Yoshimori Kassai
  • Patent number: 11035922
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry calculates a static magnetic field correction amount based on a static magnetic field distribution of a first imaging range narrower than a second imaging range. The processing circuitry collects a magnetic resonance (MR) image of the second imaging range under a static magnetic field which is corrected based on the static magnetic field correction amount. The processing circuitry corrects distortion of the collected MR image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Nitta, Naho Imamura, Takahiro Ohmure, Hiroshi Takai, Nobuyasu Ichinose, Yoshimori Kassai
  • Patent number: 10969452
    Abstract: An MRI apparatus includes imaging control circuitry that performs shimming imaging for collecting a first MR signal, and multi-slice imaging for collecting a second MR signal along with radiation of a non-region-selective prepulse, and processing circuitry that generates static magnetic field distributions of the slices, determines a first center frequency of an RF pulse corresponding to each slice and a second center frequency of the prepulse based on the static magnetic field distribution, and determines an order of slices for collecting the second MR signal in accordance with the first and/or second center frequencies, wherein the imaging control circuitry performs the multi-slice imaging in accordance with the order and the first and second center frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Nitta, Nobuyasu Ichinose, Hiroshi Takai, Naho Imamura
  • Patent number: 10942236
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to the present embodiment includes sequence control circuitry. The sequence control circuitry collect first MR data in a first cardiac cycle by excitation of a first region including a first slice, and collects reference data used for phase correction of second MR data on a second slice not included in the first region before and after the collection of the first MR data in the first cardiac cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Tamura, Hiroshi Takai, Nobuyuki Konuma
  • Patent number: 10908242
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an interface, processing circuitry, and imaging control circuitry. The interface inputs, to a locator image, a position-indicating region indicating a position in a displayed cross section. The processing circuitry determines a collection direction relating to multi-slice imaging based on a static magnetic field distribution relating to the position-indicating region and the position-indicating region. The imaging control circuitry performs the multi-slice imaging in the collection direction to a plurality of slices in an imaging region which includes at least the position-indicating region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuhei Nitta, Nobuyasu Ichinose, Hiroshi Takai, Naho Imamura
  • Publication number: 20200327645
    Abstract: A medical information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry calculates noise intensity from first data acquired during a first scan. The processing circuitry calculates a denoising intensity used for a denoising process based on the noise intensity and the difference between an imaging condition for the first scan and an imaging condition for a second scan, the denoising process being applied to second data obtained by the second scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TAKAI, Kensuke SHINODA, Nobuyuki KONUMA, Masahito NAMBU
  • Publication number: 20200241098
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus of embodiments includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire a data and a g-factor map. The data is generated as a result of a reception by an RF coil. The processing circuitry is configured to determine strength of denoise performed on the data on the basis of the g-factor map and perform the denoise on the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke SHINODA, Kazuto NAKABAYASHI, Hitoshi KANAZAWA, Kazuya OKAMOTO, Hiroshi TAKAI, Nobuyuki KONUMA, Yuichi YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200200848
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical information processing apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to derive an index value with respect to noise included in data associated with magnetic resonance signals collected by each of a plurality of reception coils, adjust a degree to which noise is removed from the data associated with the magnetic resonance signals based on the derived index value, remove noise from the data associated with the magnetic resonance signals based on the adjusted degree, and perform compositing of the data associated with the magnetic resonance signals from which noise has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi YAMASHITA, Kazuto NAKABAYASHI, Hitoshi KANAZAWA, Kazuya OKAMOTO, Hiroshi TAKAI, Nobuyuki KONUMA, Kensuke SHINODA
  • Publication number: 20200041593
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires a first resonance frequency distribution of a first tissue and a second resonance frequency distribution of a second tissue which is different from the first tissue. The processing circuitry calculates a center frequency of a frequency-selective pulse that suppresses or emphasizes either one of the first tissue and the second tissue in accordance with the first and second resonance frequency distributions. The processing circuitry collects a magnetic resonance signal after the frequency-selective pulse is applied at the calculated center frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei NITTA, Naho IMAMURA, Takahiro OHMURE, Hiroshi TAKAI, Nobuyasu ICHINOSE, Yoshimori KASSAI
  • Publication number: 20200041600
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry calculates a static magnetic field correction amount based on a static magnetic field distribution of a first imaging range narrower than a second imaging range. The processing circuitry collects a magnetic resonance (MR) image of the second imaging range under a static magnetic field which is corrected based on the static magnetic field correction amount. The processing circuitry corrects distortion of the collected the MR image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei NITTA, Naho IMAMURA, Takahiro OHMURE, Hiroshi TAKAI, Nobuyasu ICHINOSE, Yoshimori KASSAI
  • Publication number: 20190347834
    Abstract: An image reconstruction method according to an embodiment includes: collecting first k-space data at a first time and second k-space data having an undersampled pattern different from an undersampled pattern of the first k-space data at a second time different from the first time; generating intermediate data by converting data including the first k-space data and the second k-space data; generating, by inversely converting the intermediate data, third k-space data and fourth k-space data that correspond to the first k-space data and the second k-space data, respectively, and in each of which at least part of a region undersampled through the corresponding undersampled pattern is filled; and generating a magnetic resonance image at a time different from any of the first time and the second time by converting k-space data obtained by combining at least part of the third k-space data and at least part of the fourth k-space data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagashima, Hiroshi Takai
  • Publication number: 20190346520
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an interface, processing circuitry, and imaging control circuitry. The interface inputs, to a locator image, a position-indicating region indicating a position in a displayed cross section. The processing circuitry determines a collection direction relating to multi-slice imaging based on a static magnetic field distribution relating to the position-indicating region and said position-indicating region. The imaging control circuitry performs the multi-slice imaging in the collection direction to a plurality of slices in an imaging region which includes at least the position-indicating region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Nitta, Nobuyasu Ichinose, Hiroshi Takai, Naho Imamura
  • Publication number: 20190346521
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an MRI apparatus includes imaging control circuitry that performs shimming imaging for collecting a first MR signal, and multi-slice imaging for collecting a second MR signal along with radiation of a non-region-selective prepulse, and processing circuitry that generates static magnetic field distributions of the slices, determines a first center frequency of an RF pulse corresponding to each slice and a second center frequency of the prepulse based on the static magnetic field distribution, and determines an order of slices for collecting the second MR signal in accordance with the first and/or second center frequencies, wherein the imaging control circuitry performs the multi-slice imaging in accordance with the order and the first and second center frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei NITTA, Nobuyasu ICHINOSE, Hiroshi TAKAI, Naho IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190113588
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to the present embodiment includes sequence control circuitry. The sequence control circuitry collect first MR data in a first cardiac cycle by excitation of a first region including a first slice, and collects reference data used for phase correction of second MR data on a second slice not included in the first region before and after the collection of the first MR data in the first cardiac cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro TAMURA, Hiroshi TAKAI, Nobuyuki KONUMA
  • Patent number: 10175329
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes: an obtaining unit, a correction coefficient deriving unit, an amplification degree deriving unit, and a filtering processing unit. The obtaining unit obtains a distribution of a radio frequency magnetic field. The correction coefficient deriving unit derives, on a basis of the distribution of the radio frequency magnetic field, a transmission correction coefficient used for correcting a transmission unevenness. The amplification degree deriving unit derives, for each of pixels, an amplification degree by which noise components are amplified in the image due to the correction, on the basis of either the distribution of the radio frequency magnetic field or the transmission correction coefficient. The filtering processing unit performs a filtering process according to the amplification degree on each of the pixels in the image to which the correction is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Kachi, Hiroshi Takai, Yoshiteru Watanabe, Yoshinari Morita, Kazuya Tanoue