Patents by Inventor Ikuo Ishinabe

Ikuo Ishinabe 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: 10932664
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device that comprises a first objective lens system, an optical system, an anterior eye segment photographing system, and a first optical-path combining member. The first objective lens system includes two or more lenses. The optical system includes a projection system configured to project light onto a target eye via the first objective lens system. The anterior eye segment photographing system is used for photographing an anterior eye segment of the target eye. The first optical-path combining member is located between the two or more lenses to combine an optical path of the optical system and an optical path of the anterior eye segment photographing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi Hirose, Ikuo Ishinabe, Tatsuo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10932665
    Abstract: An illumination system of an ophthalmologic microscope system projects illumination light onto a patient's eye. A light receiving system guides returning light of the illumination light to an image sensor. A display controller controls a display device to display an image obtained by the image sensor. A magnification changing unit changes display magnification of the image. An interference optical system detects interference light generated from returning light of measurement light from the eye and reference light. An optical scanner is used to scan the eye with the measurement light. An OCT data generation unit processes a detection result of the interference light to generate data. A condition setting unit sets a projection condition of the measurement light in accordance with change in the display magnification. An OCT controller controls the interference optical system and/or the optical scanner based on the projection condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Ikuo Ishinabe, Michiko Nakanishi, Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10871370
    Abstract: The measurement device includes a light source that emits the distance measurement light, a focusing member that transmits the reflected distance measurement light and reflects reflected collimated light to form an image of the measurement target object, the reflected collimated light being reflected by the measurement target object and in a wavelength band different from a wavelength band of the reflected distance measurement light, a distance measurement light reception unit that receives the reflected distance measurement light that has been transmitted through the focusing member and the internal reference light, and a collimated light reception unit that receives the reflected collimated light reflected by the focusing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Ishinabe, Fumio Ohtomo
  • Patent number: 10758123
    Abstract: An ophthalmological microscope system, having an illumination system that projects illumination light onto a subject's eye. A light receiving system guides returning light of the illumination light to an image sensor or an eyepiece system. An interference optical system splits light into measurement light and reference light and detects interference light generated from returning light of the measurement light and the reference light. A designation unit is used for designating an operation mode. When an observation priority mode (or an OCT priority mode) has been designated, a controller executes first light amount control that restricts light amount of the measurement light (or second light amount control that restricts light amount of the illumination light) to make total light amount of the illumination light and the measurement light equal to or less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Ikuo Ishinabe, Michiko Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20200107722
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device that comprises a first objective lens system, an optical system, an anterior eye segment photographing system, and a first optical-path combining member. The first objective lens system includes two or more lenses. The optical system includes a projection system configured to project light onto a target eye via the first objective lens system. The anterior eye segment photographing system is used for photographing an anterior eye segment of the target eye. The first optical-path combining member is located between the two or more lenses to combine an optical path of the optical system and an optical path of the anterior eye segment photographing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi HIROSE, Ikuo ISHINABE, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200096334
    Abstract: A surveying instrument comprises a distance measuring light projecting module, a light receiving module, an optical axis deflector which integrally deflects a distance measuring optical axis and a light receiving optical axis, a wide-angle image pickup module, a projecting direction detecting module configured to detect an optical axis deflection angle and a deflecting direction, a narrow-angle image pickup module, a distance measurement calculating module and an arithmetic control module, wherein the arithmetic control module is configured to control the optical axis deflector and the distance measurement calculating module, wherein the distance measurement calculating module is configured to perform a distance measurement of a measuring point based on a light emission timing of a distance measuring light and a light reception timing of a reflected distance measuring light, and wherein the narrow-angle image pickup module is configured to acquire a narrow-angle image with the distance measuring optical axis
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Ikuo Ishinabe, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10568504
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus according to some embodiments comprise an objective lens, a data acquisition system, and an anterior segment photographing system. The data acquisition system is configured to acquire data of a subject's eye optically via the objective lens. The anterior segment photographing system includes a pair of optical systems for photographing an anterior segment of the subject's eye from different directions via the objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Ishinabe
  • Patent number: 10531984
    Abstract: An illumination system for projecting illumination light onto an eye. A left (right) light receiving system includes a left (right) objective lens and left (right) image sensor, and guides returning light of the illumination light to the left (right) image sensor via the left (right) objective lens. The objective optical axes of the left and right light receiving systems are disposed nonparallelly to each other. A projection system includes a projection system objective lens, and projects light onto the eye via the projection system objective lens. An optical scanner is used for scanning the eye with the light from the projection system. A deflection member is disposed near the objective optical axes, disposed in the optical path of the projection system between the optical scanner and the projection system objective lens, and deflects the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Ikuo Ishinabe, Michiko Nakanishi, Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10383517
    Abstract: In an ophthalmic operation microscope, an illumination optical system illuminates a patient's eye with illumination light. An observation optical system is used for observing the patient's eye illuminated. An objective lens is disposed in an observation optical path. An interference optical system splits light from a light source into measurement light and reference light, and detects interference light generated from returning light of the measurement light from the patient's eye and the reference light. A first lens group is disposed between the light source and the patient's eye in an optical path of the measurement light. A second lens group is disposed between the first lens group and the patient's eye in the optical path of the measurement light. A deflection member is disposed between the first lens group and the second lens group in the optical path of the measurement light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Michiko Nakanishi, Ikuo Ishinabe
  • Publication number: 20190154805
    Abstract: A distance measuring light projecting module comprises a light receiving module for receiving a reflected distance measuring light and a background light, a distance measuring unit for receiving the reflected distance measuring light and performs a distance measurement, an image pickup module for receiving the background light and for acquiring a background image, an optical axis deflector for integrally deflecting an optical axis of the distance measuring light and an optical axis of the background light, and an arithmetic control module for controlling the optical axis deflector, wherein the optical axis deflector has a rotary driving module for rotating a pair of disk prisms individually, and a projecting direction detecting module for detecting a rotation angle of each of the disk prisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Ikuo Ishinabe, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20190094341
    Abstract: A method of correcting a measurement value of a laser scanner includes: in a laser scanner including a light emitting unit, a light receiving unit, a distance measuring unit, an optical axis deflecting unit having at least a pair of prisms deflecting a distance measuring light and a reflected distance measuring light, and an emitting direction detecting unit detecting a deflection angle and an emitting direction of the distance measuring light from the optical axis deflecting unit, (a) measuring a distance to a measurement point, (b) detecting rotation angles of the prisms, and (c) obtaining, based on rotation angles of the prisms, a true distance measurement value corrected for a length of an optical path length difference in light emission and/or light reception caused according to the rotation angles of the prisms by subtracting the optical path length difference from a distance measurement value of the distance measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ikuo ISHINABE, Taichi YUASA
  • Publication number: 20190000316
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device that comprises a first objective lens system, an optical system, an anterior eye segment photographing system, and a first optical-path combining member. The first objective lens system includes two or more lenses. The optical system includes a projection system configured to project light onto a target eye via the first objective lens system. The anterior eye segment photographing system is used for photographing an anterior eye segment of the target eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi HIROSE, Ikuo ISHINABE, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180266818
    Abstract: The measurement device includes a light source that emits the distance measurement light, a focusing member that transmits the reflected distance measurement light and reflects reflected collimated light to form an image of the measurement target object, the reflected collimated light being reflected by the measurement target object and in a wavelength band different from a wavelength band of the reflected distance measurement light, a distance measurement light reception unit that receives the reflected distance measurement light that has been transmitted through the focusing member and the internal reference light, and a collimated light reception unit that receives the reflected collimated light reflected by the focusing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo ISHINABE, Fumio OHTOMO
  • Publication number: 20180184897
    Abstract: An ophthalmological microscope system, having an illumination system that projects illumination light onto a subject's eye. A light receiving system guides returning light of the illumination light to an image sensor or an eyepiece system. An interference optical system splits light into measurement light and reference light and detects interference light generated from returning light of the measurement light and the reference light. A designation unit is used for designating an operation mode. When an observation priority mode (or an OCT priority mode) has been designated, a controller executes first light amount control that restricts light amount of the measurement light (or second light amount control that restricts light amount of the illumination light) to make total light amount of the illumination light and the measurement light equal to or less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Ikuo ISHINABE, Michiko NAKANISHI
  • Publication number: 20180177629
    Abstract: An illumination system for projecting illumination light onto an eye. A left (right) light receiving system includes a left (right) objective lens and left (right) image sensor, and guides returning light of the illumination light to the left (right) image sensor via the left (right) objective lens. The objective optical axes of the left and right light receiving systems are disposed nonparallelly to each other. A projection system includes a projection system objective lens, and projects light onto the eye via the projection system objective lens. An optical scanner is used for scanning the eye with the light from the projection system. A deflection member is disposed near the objective optical axes, disposed in the optical path of the projection system between the optical scanner and the projection system objective lens, and deflects the optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Ikuo ISHINABE, Michiko NAKANISHI, Satoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180168447
    Abstract: An illumination system of an ophthalmologic microscope system projects illumination light onto a patient's eye. A light receiving system guides returning light of the illumination light to an image sensor. A display controller controls a display device to display an image obtained by the image sensor. A magnification changing unit changes display magnification of the image. An interference optical system detects interference light generated from returning light of measurement light from the eye and reference light. An optical scanner is used to scan the eye with the measurement light. An OCT data generation unit processes a detection result of the interference light to generate data. A condition setting unit sets a projection condition of the measurement light in accordance with change in the display magnification. An OCT controller controls the interference optical system and/or the optical scanner based on the projection condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Ikuo ISHINABE, Michiko NAKANISHI, Satoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180116502
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus according to some embodiments comprise an objective lens, a data acquisition system, and an anterior segment photographing system. The data acquisition system is configured to acquire data of a subject's eye optically via the objective lens. The anterior segment photographing system includes a pair of optical systems for photographing an anterior segment of the subject's eye from different directions via the objective lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo ISHINABE
  • Publication number: 20180035887
    Abstract: In an ophthalmic operation microscope, an illumination optical system illuminates a patient's eye with illumination light. An observation optical system is used for observing the patient's eye illuminated. An objective lens is disposed in an observation optical path. An interference optical system splits light from a light source into measurement light and reference light, and detects interference light generated from returning light of the measurement light from the patient's eye and the reference light. A first lens group is disposed between the light source and the patient's eye in an optical path of the measurement light. A second lens group is disposed between the first lens group and the patient's eye in the optical path of the measurement light. A deflection member is disposed between the first lens group and the second lens group in the optical path of the measurement light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Michiko NAKANISHI, Ikuo ISHINABE
  • Patent number: 9668650
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus includes a two-dimensional scanning optical system, a refractive optical system, and a concave mirror. The two-dimensional scanning optical system deflects light from a light source in a first angle range. The refractive optical system deflects the light deflected by the two-dimensional scanning optical system in a second angle range that is wider than the first angle range. The concave mirror includes a reflective surface in at least part of the rotational symmetry surface, and reflects the light emitted from the refractive optical system. The exit-side optical axis of the refractive optical system substantially coincides with the rotational symmetry axis of the rotational symmetry surface. The pupil location in the refractive optical system and the exit focus of the concave mirror are located at optically conjugate positions or in the vicinity of the positions. The exit focus is located at a subject's eye position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Takao Tanabe, Ikuo Ishinabe, Kazuhiro Omori, Takuji Sato
  • Publication number: 20150282707
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus includes a two-dimensional scanning optical system, a refractive optical system, and a concave mirror. The two-dimensional scanning optical system deflects light from a light source in a first angle range. The refractive optical system deflects the light deflected by the two-dimensional scanning optical system in a second angle range that is wider than the first angle range. The concave mirror includes a reflective surface in at least part of the rotational symmetry surface, and reflects the light emitted from the refractive optical system. The exit-side optical axis of the refractive optical system substantially coincides with the rotational symmetry axis of the rotational symmetry surface. The pupil location in the refractive optical system and the exit focus of the concave mirror are located at optically conjugate positions or in the vicinity of the positions. The exit focus is located at a subject's eye position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Takao TANABE, Ikuo ISHINABE, Kazuhiro OMORI, Takuji SATO