Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Ohuchi

Hiroyuki Ohuchi 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: 10408618
    Abstract: An inertial force sensor includes a detecting device which detects an inertial force, the detecting device having a first orthogonal arm and a supporting portion, the first orthogonal arm having a first arm and a second arm fixed in a substantially orthogonal direction, and the supporting portion supporting the first arm. The second arm has a folding portion. In this configuration, there is provided a small inertial force sensor which realizes detection of a plurality of different inertial forces and detection of inertial forces of a plurality of detection axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohuchi, Hiroyuki Aizawa, Jiro Terada, Takami Ishida, Ichirou Satou, Hideo Ohkoshi, Yohei Ashimori
  • Patent number: 10368821
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus includes a processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain first volume data showing a morphological shape of an object and second volume data showing information corresponding to a position spatially different from a position of the object. The processing circuitry is configured to provide the information in the second volume data to the position of the object in the first volume data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Shinichi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10278670
    Abstract: In general, according to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is used to observe a position and puncture direction of a puncture needle in an object in a paracentesis, and comprises data acquisition unit, image generation unit and a display. The data acquisition unit acquires a plurality of first ultrasound data concerning an inside of the object, acquire a plurality of second ultrasound data concerning the inside of the object, and acquire a plurality of third ultrasound data concerning the inside of the object. The image generation unit generates a tissue image displaying a living body tissue by using the first ultrasound data, generate a puncture image displaying the puncture needle based on image processing using the second ultrasound data and the third ultrasound data, and generate a composite image visualizing the living body tissue and the puncture needle by using the tissue image and the puncture image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Tetsuya Yoshida, Tetsuya Kawagishi, Yoko Okamura
  • Patent number: 10121272
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes a storing unit and processing circuitry. The storing unit is configured to store a plurality of images usable as a reference image to be referred to at the time of scanning, the plurality of images includes images corresponding to a plurality of cross sections. The processing circuitry is configured to read, when a cross section that needs to be scanned is switched in accordance with a workflow, from the storing unit one or more images registered for each of the plurality of cross sections in advance, the workflow defining a flow of procedures including scanning the plurality of cross sections. The processing circuitry is configured to display the read image as the reference image on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Nabatame, Yutaka Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Takashi Koyakumaru, Katsuyuki Takamatsu, Taku Muramatsu, Asuka Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 10117636
    Abstract: Position coordinate information of each point three-dimensionally forming a tissue corresponding to a diagnosis target at each time phase is obtained, a quantitative value for evaluating the movement of the tissue corresponding to the diagnosis target is calculated by using the position information, and the result is output in a predetermined form. Accordingly, since the quantitative value for evaluating the movement is calculated by using the three-dimensional position coordinate information without converting wall movement information obtained by a three-dimensional tracking process into two-dimensional information, it is possible to provide medical information with a higher degree of precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Shinichi Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Abe, Tetsuya Kawagishi
  • Patent number: 10039524
    Abstract: A medical image diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes image generation circuitry, a touch panel, and control circuitry. The image generation circuitry generates a medical image based on data collected through scanning on a subject. The touch panel displays the medical image, and detects a tap operation, a long-press operation, or a flick operation on the displayed medical image. The control circuitry changes a parameter that affects the display of the medical image in a region relative to a position where the tap operation, the long-press operation, or the flick operation is detected, based on at least one of the strength of the tap operation, the number of times of the tap operation, the strength of the long-press operation, the long-press time of the long-press operation, the strength of the flick operation, the direction of the flick operation, and the speed of the flick operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Koichiro Kurita, Tomohisa Imamura, Satoshi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 9931090
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a determination unit and a display control unit. The determination unit that determines whether an X-ray image serving as a first image is to be displayed as a moving image or a still image and a second image is to be displayed as a moving image or a still image according to display states of the images. The display control unit that controls a display unit to display thereon at least any one of superimposed images of a combination of a moving image and a moving image, a combination of a moving image and a still image, and a combination of a still image and a moving image of the X-ray image and the second image, according to the determination made by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systens Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Sakaguchi, Ko Fuchigami, Shinichi Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Ohuchi
  • Patent number: 9865082
    Abstract: An image processing system according to an embodiment includes an input unit, an output unit, an acquiring unit, and a display unit. The input unit receives setting of a landmark in first medical image data obtained by capturing a certain tissue of a subject. The output unit outputs data including information of the position of the landmark in the first medical image data as output data. The acquiring unit receives the output data and acquires, based on one or a plurality of pieces of second medical image data obtained by capturing the certain tissue of the subject and the position of the landmark, three-dimensional position information of the landmark in a three-dimensional capturing space of the second medical image data. The display unit displays image data obtained by superimposing the first medical image data on the second medical image data, based on the three-dimensional position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Shinichi Hashimoto, Takuya Sakaguchi, Ko Fuchigami
  • Patent number: 9855024
    Abstract: A medical diagnostic imaging apparatus includes identification-information-changing circuitry and comparison-result-calculating circuitry. The identification-information-changing circuitry changes identification information given to a plurality of points corresponding to contours of tissue in first medical-image-data in a first medical-image-data group each including a plurality of pieces of medical-image-data of different time phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Yasuhiko Abe
  • Patent number: 9833216
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes a scan controller, an image generator, a detector, an image generation controller, an image combiner and a display controller. The scan controller causes to execute a first scan for performing ultrasound transmission in a first direction and a second scan for performing ultrasound transmission in each of a plurality of directions. The image generator generates first ultrasonic image data through the first scan and generates a second ultrasonic image data group through the second scan. The detector detects a line segment based on the second ultrasonic image data group. The image generation controller controls to generate needle image data based on information about the line segment. The image combiner generates composite image data of the first ultrasonic image data and the needle image data. The display controller controls the composite image data to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Takuya Sasaki, Yoshitaka Mine, Tokiko Mitobe
  • Publication number: 20170256082
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes a storing unit and processing circuitry. The storing unit is configured to store a plurality of images usable as a reference image to be referred to at the time of scanning, the plurality of images includes images corresponding to a plurality of cross sections. The processing circuitry is configured to read, when a cross section that needs to be scanned is switched in accordance with a workflow, from the storing unit one or more images registered for each of the plurality of cross sections in advance, the workflow defining a flow of procedures including scanning the plurality of cross sections. The processing circuitry is configured to display the read image as the reference image on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio NABATAME, Yutaka Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Takashi Koyakumaru, Katsuyuki Takamatsu, Taku Muramatsu, Asuka Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 9747689
    Abstract: An image processing system according to an embodiment includes a first aligning unit, an output unit, a second aligning unit, and a display unit. The first aligning unit aligns first three-dimensional medical image data with second three-dimensional medical image data. The output unit outputs, as output data, data obtained by adding alignment information to the first three-dimensional medical image data and to the second three-dimensional medical image data or synthetic data obtained by aligning and synthesizing the first three-dimensional medical image data with the second three-dimensional medical image data. The second aligning unit receives the output data and aligns the second three-dimensional medical image data with one or a plurality of pieces of X-ray image data. The display unit displays image data obtained by aligning the first three-dimensional medical image data with X-ray image data based on an alignment result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Takuya Sakaguchi, Ko Fuchigami
  • Patent number: 9717474
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of an embodiment includes a combined image generator and a controller. The combined image generator projects, on three-dimensional data indicating three-dimensional heart function information obtained from a first volume data group obtained by imaging the heart of a subject, a three-dimensional shape of blood vessels nourishing a cardiac muscle included in second volume data obtained by imaging the heart, thereby producing three-dimensional combined data, and produces combined image data in which the three-dimensional combined data is developed on a surface. The controller causes a display unit to display the combined image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Shinichi Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20170055953
    Abstract: A medical image diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes image generation circuitry, a touch panel, and control circuitry. The image generation circuitry generates a medical image based on data collected through scanning on a subject. The touch panel displays the medical image, and detects a tap operation, a long-press operation, or a flick operation on the displayed medical image. The control circuitry changes a parameter that affects the display of the medical image in a region relative to a position where the tap operation, the long-press operation, or the flick operation is detected, based on at least one of the strength of the tap operation, the number of times of the tap operation, the strength of the long-press operation, the long-press time of the long-press operation, the strength of the flick operation, the direction of the flick operation, and the speed of the flick operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki OHUCHI, Koichiro KURITA, Tomohisa IMAMURA, Satoshi MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 9547900
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit and a determination unit. The acquiring unit acquires information of a relative position between a radiographic space where a subject is radiographed by an X-ray diagnosis apparatus and a scanning space where the subject is scanned by an ultrasound probe. The determination unit determines a position almost the same as the position scanned by the ultrasound probe in the radiographic space, according to the information of the relative position acquired by the acquiring unit. The acquiring unit acquires the information of the relative position based on an X-ray image radiographed by the X-ray diagnosis apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Ko Fuchigami, Takuya Sakaguchi, Shinichi Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Ohuchi
  • Publication number: 20160015349
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus includes a processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain first volume data showing a morphological shape of an object and second volume data showing information corresponding to a position spatially different from a position of the object. The processing circuitry is configured to provide the information in the second volume data to the position of the object in the first volume data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki OHUCHI, Shinichi HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150342571
    Abstract: A medical diagnostic imaging apparatus includes identification-information-changing circuitry and comparison-result-calculating circuitry. The identification-information-changing circuitry changes identification information given to a plurality of points corresponding to contours of tissue in first medical-image-data in a first medical-image-data group each including a plurality of pieces of medical-image-data of different time phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki OHUCHI, Yasuhiko Abe
  • Publication number: 20150223776
    Abstract: In general, according to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is used to observe a position and puncture direction of a puncture needle in an object in a paracentesis, and comprises data acquisition unit, image generation unit and a display. The data acquisition unit acquires a plurality of first ultrasound data concerning an inside of the object, acquire a plurality of second ultrasound data concerning the inside of the object, and acquire a plurality of third ultrasound data concerning the inside of the object. The image generation unit generates a tissue image displaying a living body tissue by using the first ultrasound data, generate a puncture image displaying the puncture needle based on image processing using the second ultrasound data and the third ultrasound data, and generate a composite image visualizing the living body tissue and the puncture needle by using the tissue image and the puncture image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki OHUCHI, Tetsuya YOSHIDA, Tetsuya KAWAGISHI, Yoko OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20150193931
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit and a determination unit. The acquiring unit acquires information of a relative position between a radiographic space where a subject is radiographed by an X-ray diagnosis apparatus and a scanning space where the subject is scanned by an ultrasound probe. The determination unit determines a position almost the same as the position scanned by the ultrasound probe in the radiographic space, according to the information of the relative position acquired by the acquiring unit. The acquiring unit acquires the information of the relative position based on an X-ray image radiographed by the X-ray diagnosis apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Ko FUCHIGAMI, Takuya Sakaguchi, Shinichi Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Ohuchi
  • Publication number: 20150193932
    Abstract: An image processing system according to an embodiment includes a first aligning unit, an output unit, a second aligning unit, and a display unit. The first aligning unit aligns first three-dimensional medical image data with second three-dimensional medical image data. The output unit outputs, as output data, data obtained by adding alignment information to the first three-dimensional medical image data and to the second three-dimensional medical image data or synthetic data obtained by aligning and synthesizing the first three-dimensional medical image data with the second three-dimensional medical image data. The second aligning unit receives the output data and aligns the second three-dimensional medical image data with one or a plurality of pieces of X-ray image data. The display unit displays image data obtained by aligning the first three-dimensional medical image data with X-ray image data based on an alignment result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi HASHIMOTO, Hiroyuki OHUCHI, Takuya SAKAGUCHI, Ko FUCHIGAMI