Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Takayama

Hiroyuki Takayama 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: 20240012018
    Abstract: An automatic analyzer: includes a washing tank in which an exterior of a probe is washed with washing water, a pump to supply washing water stored in a tank to the washing tank through a first flow channel, and a flow channel switching mechanism to switch between supplying washing water to the washing tank through the first flow channel and returning washing water to the tank through a second flow channel connecting the first flow channel and the tank; and sets a washing period when washing water is supplied to the washing tank through the first flow channel and the probe is washed with washing water in a cycle constituting a sequence of the automatic analyzer; and controls the flow channel switching mechanism so as to return washing water to the tank through the second flow channel during the washing period in a cycle of not washing the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA, Tetsuji KAWAHARA, Noritaka MINAMI
  • Publication number: 20230362311
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: acquire image data with a destination; acquire a condition that is pre-defined as to whether image data transmission is permitted or not; and if whether the image data transmission is permitted or not is difficult to determine in accordance with the condition, perform control not to transmit the image data to the destination but to present the condition to an administrator that manages the condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20230329706
    Abstract: A medical stapler includes an attachment-detachment portion attached to a distal-end portion of an endoscope and including an opening from which an objective lens of the endoscope is exposed; and a grasping portion attached to the attachment-detachment portion and including a first grasping portion and a second grasping portion connected by a rotation shaft to be openable and closeable, wherein the second grasping portion includes a visual-field space penetrating a gap between the staple reception portion and the rotation shaft in an open-close direction, when the grasping portion is in the closed state, the staple extraction portion and the staple reception portion are opposite to each other, and when the grasping portion is in an open state, an optical axis of the objective lens passes through the visual-field space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Takashi NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA, Satoru NONAKA, Ichiro ODA, Seiichiro ABE
  • Publication number: 20230321698
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ultrasonic washer that radiates ultrasonic waves from a plurality of vibration surfaces, radiates ultrasonic waves at the same phase, effectively generates cavitation around a nozzle through ultrasonic vibration, and has a high washing effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Yosuke HORIE, Manabu OCHI, Katsuhiko KIMURA, Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA, Kouhei NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20230324426
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic analyzer, into or out of which a reagent bottle is automatically carried, capable of reducing a burden of an operator than in the past and preventing suspension of the analyzer. The automatic analyzer includes ribs 300 in a reagent disc 9 or ribs 400 in a reagent loading unit 103, a reflection sensor 200 provided in a reagent transport mechanism 101 to detect the ribs 300 or 400, and a controller 21 that adjusts a transport parameter of the reagent transport mechanism 101 using positions of the ribs 300 or 400 detected by the reflection sensor 200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Kohei NONAKA, Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA, Tetsuji KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20230314458
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an automatic analyzer that can reduce manual work by an operator. The present invention provides an automatic analyzer that includes a drive mechanism that is driven to use a specimen or reagent stored in a storage member, a controller that controls the drive mechanism, and a communication unit that communicates with a work support device that performs work support to support work of loading and/or unloading the storage member. The controller controls the drive mechanism to perform a preparation operation for the work and controls the communication unit to transmit an instruction signal for the work support to the work support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Keiko YOSHIKAWA, Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11745361
    Abstract: A joint structure of a manipulator includes: swiveling members that are coupled so as to be able to swivel via a rolling contact; shafts that constitute bending joints between the swiveling members and that are parallel to each other; pulleys that are rotatably supported about the shafts; and a connector attached to the shafts so as to be able to swivel about longitudinal axes of the shafts. The connector includes supports that are disposed on axial ends of the shafts so as to sandwich the pulleys therebetween in a direction of the longitudinal axis, and a beam that extends in between the supports to couple the supports to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayuri Kimura, Shuya Jogasaki, Hiroyuki Takayama, Noriaki Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20230200887
    Abstract: A treatment tool includes: an insertion tube; a distal end part that is provided at a distal end of the insertion tube; a shaft that is provided in the distal end part and that includes an outer circumferential surface; and a pair of transmitters each of which is inserted into the insertion tube and is fixed to the distal end part, the pair of transmitters being configured to transmit a drive force that causes the distal end part to flex with respect to the insertion tube, each transmitter being arranged along the outer circumferential surface with the shaft being sandwiched between the pair of transmitters and, on a distal end side with respect to the shaft, the pair of transmitters extending in a state of being separate from each other in a distance smaller than a diameter of the outer circumferential surface of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Akira MIYAZAKI, Hiroyuki Takayama, Daisuke Yanagi, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Ojiro Kitamura, Tomoyuki Takashino
  • Publication number: 20230180995
    Abstract: A medical system includes an endoscope that captures an image including an object, a moving device that includes a robot arm and that moves the endoscope in a body, and a controller that controls the moving device on the basis of the position of the object. The controller is configured to control the moving device in a first control mode in which the endoscope is caused to follow the object at a first speed and a second control mode in which the endoscope is caused to follow the object at a second speed lower than the first speed. The controller controls the moving device in the first control mode when the object is located outside a predetermined three-dimensional region set in a field of view of the endoscope. The controller controls the moving device in the second control mode when the object is located in the predetermined three-dimensional region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, National Cancer Center
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA, Ryota SASAI, Masaru YANAGIHARA, Chiharu MIZUTANI, Hiro HASEGAWA, Daichi KITAGUCHI, Nobuyoshi TAKESHITA, Shigehiro KOJIMA, Yuki FURUSAWA, Yumi KINEBUCHI, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20230030565
    Abstract: There is provided a supporting body that is able to select a form of support to a display unit in accordance with a user's purpose or preference, an installation environment, or the like. The supporting body supports the display unit, and includes a first supporting unit and a second supporting unit that are detachably provided on the display unit, and a first form and a second form are configured to be selectable. In the first form, the first supporting unit is mounted at a first position of the display unit and the second supporting unit is mounted at a second position of the display unit. In the second form, the second supporting unit is mounted at the first position or a third position of the display unit, and the first supporting unit is mounted at the second position or a fourth position of the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: HIROKI MATSUOKA, MASAKI FUKANO, TOSHIAKI TAKAHASHI, HIROYUKI TAKAYAMA, MAKOTO KIKUCHI, TSUYOSHI IWATSUKI, HIROAKI YOKOTA, SHIGEYA KUWAO, HIROYUKI SUZUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220323139
    Abstract: A medical device includes a pair of jaws that grips biological tissue, is coupled at first ends of the jaws, opens and closes as a result of swiveling of at least one of the jaws, and comprises a pair of gripping surfaces facing when the jaws are closed, a motor that generates a closing driving force for closing the jaws, a driving-force transmission member that connects the jaws to the motor and that is configured to transmit the closing driving force from the motor to at least one of the jaws, and a controller that is connected to the motor and that controls the motor. The controller temporally changes magnitude of the closing driving force generated by the motor so as to shift peak positions of gripping pressure for gripping the biological tissue in the pair of gripping surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11431271
    Abstract: An electric motor drive device includes: a wire connection switching unit; an inverter; a control device controlling the wire connection switching unit and the inverter; and an overcurrent protection circuit preventing current exceeding a predetermined value from continuously flowing through the electric motor. The overcurrent protection circuit includes: determination circuits each correlated one-to-one with any one of possible wire connection states of a stator winding and determining whether current flowing through the inverter is abnormal; a combining circuit combining determination results; and an invalidation circuit invalidating a determination process by one or more of the determination circuits, and causing the combining circuit to output a determination result by the determination circuit correlated with a selected wire connection state of the stator winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takayama, Kazunori Hatakeyama, Keiichiro Shizu
  • Patent number: 11420236
    Abstract: Stable operation of an ultrasonic vibrator of an ultrasonic cleaner and scattering prevention of a washing liquid are provided. The ultrasonic cleaner includes a washing tank 206 in which a washing liquid is reserved; an ultrasonic vibrator 205; a vibration head 209 provided with a neck 304 extended from the ultrasonic vibrator to the washing tank and a tip end portion 210 having a cylindrical hole 211 whose longitudinal direction is oriented to a perpendicular direction; and a first cover 601 having an opening corresponding to the neck and the cylindrical hole, in which the first cover is arranged to a height in contact with a liquid surface of the washing liquid such that it covers the washing tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Nonaka, Hiroyuki Takayama, Tetsuji Kawahara
  • Patent number: 11383376
    Abstract: A bending mechanism includes: a support member; a pivoting member supported at a distal end of the support member to be pivotable about an axis intersecting the longitudinal axis of the support member; a link disposed along the longitudinal axis and transmitting a force applied at a proximal end thereof to cause the pivoting member to pivot; and an adjuster adjusting stresses in the link so as not to exceed a threshold, at each pivoting position of the pivoting member with respect to the support member. The link includes a first member connected to the pivoting member and a second member disposed closer to the proximal end than the first member is. The adjuster includes a movable member moving in predetermined direction when the first and second members are relatively moved, and a spring biasing the movable member in such direction as to prevent the movement of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Takayama
  • Publication number: 20220034928
    Abstract: Provided is an automated analyzer comprising an ultrasonic cleaner capable of obtaining a consistent cleaning effect regardless of the operating temperature environment. This automated analyzer comprises: a dispensing mechanism having a nozzle for dispensing a sample or reagent; an ultrasonic cleaner 26 for cleaning the nozzle; and a control unit 28. The ultrasonic cleaner comprises: a cleaning tank 206; an ultrasonic vibrator 205; and a vibration head 209 that extends from the ultrasonic vibrator to the cleaning tank and has a distal end part that is inserted into the cleaning tank. The control unit inserts the nozzle into the cleaning tank and carries out a heating operation for heating the ultrasonic vibrator by driving the ultrasonic vibrator according to a driving condition different from that for a cleaning operation for cleaning the nozzle by driving the ultrasonic vibrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yosuke HORIE, Manabu OCHI, Tetsuji KAWAHARA, Kohei NONAKA, Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210323035
    Abstract: Stable operation of an ultrasonic vibrator of an ultrasonic cleaner and scattering prevention of a washing liquid are provided. The ultrasonic cleaner includes a washing tank 206 in which a washing liquid is reserved; an ultrasonic vibrator 205; a vibration head 209 provided with a neck 304 extended from the ultrasonic vibrator to the washing tank and a tip end portion 210 having a cylindrical hole 211 whose longitudinal direction is oriented to a perpendicular direction; and a first cover 601 having an opening corresponding to the neck and the cylindrical hole, in which the first cover is arranged to a height in contact with a liquid surface of the washing liquid such that it covers the washing tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kohei NONAKA, Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA, Tetsuji KAWAHARA
  • Patent number: 11141234
    Abstract: A bending mechanism includes: an elongated support member; a swivel that is supported at a distal end of the support member so as to swivel around an axis that intersects a longitudinal axis of the support member; a transmitter that are arranged along the longitudinal axis of the support member, transmits a driving force applied at a proximal end thereof, and makes the swivel swivel relative to the support member; and a regulator that regulates stress generated in the transmitter at each swivel position of the swivel with respect to the support member such that the stress does not exceed a prescribed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takayama, Noriaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 11131682
    Abstract: The automatic analyzer includes a gear pump that supplies cleaning water to reagent probes and sample probes; a cleaning flow path that feeds the cleaning water discharged from the gear pump to the respective probes; a pressure sensor that measures pressure of the cleaning flow path; a return flow path that is disposed in parallel to the gear pump and connects a discharging port side of the gear pump and an aspirating port side thereof; a throttling unit that is disposed in the return flow path and adjusts a flow rate of the cleaning water flowing through the return flow path; and a control unit that changes an opening and closing degree of the throttling unit according to a measurement result of the pressure sensor. Accordingly, it is unnecessary to control driving of a pump used for cleaning a probe while having a low cost and a small mounting size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Hara, Tetsuji Kawahara, Hiroyuki Takayama
  • Publication number: 20200246098
    Abstract: A bending mechanism includes: an elongated support member; a swivel that is pivotably connected to a distal end of the support member; a first link that can transmit a driving force applied at the proximal end, to make the swivel pivot with respect to the support member; a second link that can transmit a driving force applied at the proximal end, to make the swivel pivot with respect to the support member; and a connector that is provided on at least one of the first and second links and that can switch the coupled state of one of the first and second links when a pivoting angle of the swivel exceeds a threshold such that the permissible stress of the one of the links has become less than the permissible stress of the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200252017
    Abstract: An electric motor drive device includes: a wire connection switching unit; an inverter; a control device controlling the wire connection switching unit and the inverter; and an overcurrent protection circuit preventing current exceeding a predetermined value from continuously flowing through the electric motor. The overcurrent protection circuit includes: determination circuits each correlated one-to-one with any one of possible wire connection states of a stator winding and determining whether current flowing through the inverter is abnormal; a combining circuit combining determination results; and an invalidation circuit invalidating a determination process by one or more of the determination circuits, and causing the combining circuit to output a determination result by the determination circuit correlated with a selected wire connection state of the stator winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TAKAYAMA, Kazunori HATAKEYAMA, Keiichiro SHIZU