Patents by Inventor Hiroya Kano

Hiroya Kano 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: 11906439
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, an optical inspection method includes: emitting, acquiring, and comparing. The emitting includes emitting light beams having a first wavelength and a second wavelength toward an imaging unit in accordance with light beam directions from a subject, with light beam intensities of the first wavelength and the second wavelength being in a complementary relationship. The acquiring includes acquiring each of information of a first image related to the first wavelength and information of a second image related to the second wavelength with the imaging unit. The comparing includes comparing the information of the first image and the information of the second image to extract unevenness information of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: Kaushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroya Kano, Hiroshi Ohno
  • Publication number: 20240053141
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an optical apparatus includes an illumination unit, a light-receiving unit and a processing unit. The illumination unit can illuminate an object with a plurality of pattern rays including rays with different wavelengths simultaneously. The light-receiving unit includes a pixel that can receive the rays from the object to disperse at least two of the different wavelengths included in the pattern rays. The processing unit acquires information on the object based on a result of the pixel of the light-receiving unit receiving the pattern rays with which the illumination unit illuminates the object simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Takashi Usui, Hiroya Kano, Hideaki Okano
  • Publication number: 20230314335
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an optical inspection method includes calculating irradiation field information concerning an irradiation field on a surface of a subject when irradiating the surface of the subject with a light beam from an illumination device that is supported by a movable body and moved; and performing path calculation processing of calculating, based on the irradiation field information, a path for the illumination device to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi OHNO, Hiroya KANO, Hideaki OKANO
  • Publication number: 20230304929
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, an optical inspection method includes: acquiring an image by capturing the image, using light from a surface of an object, which passes through a wavelength selection portion configured to selectively pass light components of a plurality of predetermined wavelengths different from each other, the image sensor including color channels configured to discriminately receive the light components of the plurality of predetermined wavelengths, performing color count estimation processing configured to estimate the number of colors based on the intensity ratio of the color channels that have received the light in each pixel of the image, and performing scattered light distribution identification processing configured to identify a scattered light distribution as BRDF from the surface of the object based on the number of colors or surface state identification processing configured to identify a state of the surface of the object based on the number of colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi OHNO, Hiroya KANO, Hideaki OKANO, Takahiro KAMIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230288619
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical test apparatus includes a light convergence element, an optical filter, and an image sensor. The light convergence element converges light from a subject. The optical filter is arranged on an optical axis of the light convergence element. The image sensor is arranged in an effective region not crossing the optical axis of the light convergence element, and receives light passing through the light convergence element and the optical filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroya KANO, Hiroshi OHNO, Hideaki OKANO
  • Patent number: 11758278
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an optical apparatus includes a lighting unit, an imaging unit, and a processor. The lighting unit emits illumination rays. The imaging unit includes: a wavelength selecting unit including first and second wavelength selection regions; and a sensor. The first wavelength selection region converts a first ray passing through the first wavelength selection region into a first selected ray. The second wavelength selection region converts a second ray passing through the second wavelength selection region into a second selected ray. The sensor can acquire color phase information indicating color phases of the first selected ray and the second selected ray. The processor estimates a ray direction of the first ray and a ray direction of the second ray based on the color phase information and a relative position of the wavelength selecting unit in the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Hideaki Okano, Hiroya Kano
  • Publication number: 20230229421
    Abstract: A terminal control program according to the present disclosure causes a terminal apparatus to perform: receiving model information and version information that have been automatically transmitted from a fishing electric reel in response to a first request transmitted according to a user's operation; storing a reel control program of a latest version of the fishing electric reel of a model indicated by the model information; transmitting the reel control program of the latest version to the fishing electric reel, in a case where a version indicated by the received version information does not match the latest version; and changing a screen for setting or displaying reel information to the screen that corresponds to the reel control program of the latest version.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Shuta KANO, Hiroya NAGASAWA, Yukihisa MIYA
  • Publication number: 20230225305
    Abstract: A terminal control program according to the present disclosure causes a terminal apparatus to perform: receiving function setting information that has been automatically transmitted from a fishing electric reel in response to a first request transmitted in response to a user's operation; storing the received function setting information; displaying a first setting screen that the user uses to set each function of the fishing electric reel; and transmitting, to the fishing electric reel, information indicating setting of each of the functions that has been set by the user, and causing the information to be stored as the function setting information, and in the displaying of the first setting screen, an operation object is displayed on the first setting screen in a state where each of the functions has been set on the basis of the stored function setting information, the operation object being used to set each of the functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Shuta KANO, Hiroya NAGASAWA
  • Patent number: 11693162
    Abstract: An optical test apparatus includes a light convergence element, an optical filter, and an image sensor. The light convergence element converges light from a subject. The optical filter is arranged on an optical axis of the light convergence element. The image sensor is arranged in an effective region not crossing the optical axis of the light convergence element, and receives light passing through the light convergence element and the optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroya Kano, Hiroshi Ohno, Hideaki Okano
  • Publication number: 20230099653
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical test apparatus includes a first aperture, a second aperture, an image sensor, and a first lens. The first aperture includes a first aperture plane provided with a first wavelength selecting region. The second aperture includes a second aperture plane provided with a second wavelength selecting region different from the first wavelength selecting region. The image sensor is configured to image a light beam passing through the first aperture plane and the second aperture plane and reaching an imaging plane. The first lens is configured to make a light beam passing through the first aperture plane and the second aperture plane be incident on the imaging plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi OHNO, Hiroya KANO, Hideaki OKANO
  • Publication number: 20230077793
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, an optical inspection method for a surface state of a subject includes acquiring and discriminating. The acquiring includes acquiring a color vector of a color corresponding to a wavelength spectrum in a color coordinate system of n dimensions (n is a natural number equal to or larger than 1), which is equal to or smaller than a number of a plurality of color channels of pixels of an image sensor, with optical imaging using a wavelength spectrum selection portion that selectively allows a plurality of wavelength spectra different from one another from a surface of the subject to pass. The discriminating includes discriminating the surface state of the subject based on a direction of the color vector in the color coordinate system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi OHNO, Hiroya KANO, Takahiro KAMIKAWA, Hideaki OKANO, Akifumi Ohno, Akio KAWASAKI, Toshihiro KIKKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230071341
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processing device relating to an inspection of an inspection object by a photography unit is provided. A processor of the processing device calculates a plurality of photography points as positions photographing the inspection object based on shape data in which a shape of a surface of the inspection object is indicated by a point group, and information relating to a position and a normal vector on the surface of the inspection object is defined by the point group. The processor executes analysis regarding a path that passes through all of the calculated photography points and minimizes a sum of a movement cost from each of the photography points to a photography point of a next movement destination, and calculates a path corresponding to an analysis result as a path for moving the photography unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Nobukatsu Sugiyama, Junichiro Ooga, Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Junji Oaki, Hiroshi Ohno, Hideaki Okano, Hiroya Kano, Takahiro Kamikawa
  • Publication number: 20230066704
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, an optical inspection method includes: emitting, acquiring, and comparing. The emitting includes emitting light beams having a first wavelength and a second wavelength toward an imaging unit in accordance with light beam directions from a subject, with light beam intensities of the first wavelength and the second wavelength being in a complementary relationship. The acquiring includes acquiring each of information of a first image related to the first wavelength and information of a second image related to the second wavelength with the imaging unit. The comparing includes comparing the information of the first image and the information of the second image to extract unevenness information of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroya KANO, Hiroshi OHNO
  • Publication number: 20230062169
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an optical apparatus includes an illumination unit, a light-receiving unit and a processing unit. The illumination unit can illuminate an object with a plurality of pattern rays including rays with different wavelengths simultaneously. The light-receiving unit includes a pixel that can receive the rays from the object to disperse at least two of the different wavelengths included in the pattern rays. The processing unit acquires information on the object based on a result of the pixel of the light-receiving unit receiving the pattern rays with which the illumination unit illuminates the object simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Takashi Usui, Hiroya Kano, Hideaki Okano
  • Patent number: 11536652
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical test apparatus includes a first aperture, a second aperture, an image sensor, and a first lens. The first aperture includes a first aperture plane provided with a first wavelength selecting region. The second aperture includes a second aperture plane provided with a second wavelength selecting region different from the first wavelength selecting region. The image sensor is configured to image a light beam passing through the first aperture plane and the second aperture plane and reaching an imaging plane. The first lens is configured to make a light beam passing through the first aperture plane and the second aperture plane be incident on the imaging plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Hiroya Kano, Hideaki Okano
  • Patent number: 11415510
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical inspection apparatus includes a first illuminator, an image-forming optical system, a scattering light selector, and an imaging element. The first illuminator is configured to emit a first light beam. The first light beam reflected by an object is incident on the image-forming optical system. The scattering light selector is configured to emit passing light beams of at least two mutually different wavelength regions, at the same time as the first light beam passes, a wavelength spectrum of at least one of the passing light beams being different from a wavelength spectrum of the reflected first light beam. The passing light beams simultaneously form an image on the imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Hiroya Kano, Hideaki Okano, Takahiro Kamikawa
  • Patent number: 11333492
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an optical device includes a light selection unit, an imaging element, and a deriving unit. The light selection unit splits an irradiated light beam into a plurality of spectral beams of different wavelength regions. The imaging element captures a subject irradiated with the spectral beams including beams of at least two different wavelengths to acquire a spectral image. The deriving unit derives a surface property or shape information of the subject from a specified result obtained by specifying, by the deriving unit, an irradiation region irradiated with each of the spectral beams on the subject based on a mixing ratio of the spectral beams and received light intensity of each of the spectral beams included in the spectral image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Hiroya Kano, Hideaki Okano
  • Patent number: 11297308
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical test apparatus includes a first optical system, a second optical system, and an image sensor. The first optical system is configured to pass a light ray of a first wavelength and having telecentricity on an object side for the light ray of the first wavelength. The second optical system is configured to pass a light ray of a second wavelength different from the first wavelength. The image sensor is configured to image an object based on the light ray of the first wavelength having passed through the first optical system and the light ray of the second wavelength having passed through the second optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Hiroya Kano
  • Publication number: 20220086326
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an optical apparatus includes a lighting unit, an imaging unit, and a processor. The lighting unit emits illumination rays. The imaging unit includes: a wavelength selecting unit including first and second wavelength selection regions; and a sensor. The first wavelength selection region converts a first ray passing through the first wavelength selection region into a first selected ray. The second wavelength selection region converts a second ray passing through the second wavelength selection region into a second selected ray. The sensor can acquire color phase information indicating color phases of the first selected ray and the second selected ray. The processor estimates a ray direction of the first ray and a ray direction of the second ray based on the color phase information and a relative position of the wavelength selecting unit in the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi OHNO, Hideaki OKANO, Hiroya KANO
  • Publication number: 20210293537
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an optical device includes a light selection unit, an imaging element, and a deriving unit. The light selection unit splits an irradiated light beam into a plurality of spectral beams of different wavelength regions. The imaging element captures a subject irradiated with the spectral beams including beams of at least two different wavelengths to acquire a spectral image. The deriving unit derives a surface property or shape information of the subject from a specified result obtained by specifying, by the deriving unit, an irradiation region irradiated with each of the spectral beams on the subject based on a mixing ratio of the spectral beams and received light intensity of each of the spectral beams included in the spectral image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi OHNO, Hiroya KANO, Hideaki OKANO