Patents by Inventor Katsumi Usami

Katsumi Usami 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: 20180000434
    Abstract: Provided is an X-ray imaging device having a foldable arm unit for supporting an X-ray tube, and an operating unit for operating the X-ray tube, on a joint of arms constituting the arm unit. The operating unit is, for instance, a display unit serving also as the operating unit (display unit with a touch panel), and it is detachable from the joint of the arms. As another operating unit, a handle for operating the arm unit is provided. The handle for operating the arm unit can be provided with an operating switch for operating the X-ray tube. With this configuration, the X-ray imaging device being superior in operability and easy in checking the displayed information can be provided, at any height the X-ray tube is positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Atsushi NINOMIYA, Katsumi USAMI, Masaru YOKOYAMA, Kazuyuki YANASE, Kaoru YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170360386
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile X-ray imaging device having a foldable arm unit equipped with an X-ray tube unit, and a storage concave for storing the folded arm unit on the front side of a main body. An end of the arm unit fixed to the main body side is made slidable with respect to the main body. With this configuration, it is possible to provide the mobile X-ray imaging device having a high degree of flexibility in arranging the X-ray tube when imaging is performed, and also the forward view is never be obstructed by the device in transit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Atsushi NINOMIYA, Katsumi USAMI, Masaru YOKOYAMA, Kazuyuki YANASE, Kaoru YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9451931
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cart for an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, having a high degree of flexibility in moving a top board on which the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is placed, and enabling a stable operation wherever the top board is moved. In the cart for the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, a vertical movement mechanism 60 is fixed on a base. A movable part 62 of the vertical movement mechanism is provided with a swing mechanism 70 that swings in the up-and-down direction, enabling up-and-down movement of the top board 10 according to both the vertical movement mechanism and the swing mechanism. The position of the movable part with which the swing mechanism is coupled is displaced forward from the vertical central axis of the vertical movement mechanism. The top board for placing the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is coupled with the swinging end of the swing mechanism, via a mechanism 80 for horizontal movement and/or a mechanism 90 for rotating the top board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI ALOKA MEDICAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Yokoyama, Tsuneo Kasanami, Katsumi Usami
  • Publication number: 20160120507
    Abstract: Provided is a compact ultrasound diagnostic device having a high degree of freedom in a viewing position and a viewing angle of a display panel and having excellent operability. The ultrasonic diagnostic device includes a main body (10) that includes an operation panel (20); a first display (30) connected to the main body through a supporter (60); and a second display (40) detachably connected to the main body. The second display (40) includes a transmission/reception circuit that performs transmission or reception with the main body (10). When the sub display 40 is detached, a connection unit (25) on a side of the main body, to which the sub display 40 is connected, functions as a connection unit of the main display 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi NINOMIYA, Katsumi USAMI, Kazuyuki YANASE, Masaru YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150351719
    Abstract: An ultrasonic imaging device has a cable that is prevented from being dragged on a floor surface during examination and when a probe is not in use. The probe slides in and out smoothly and the cable can be pulled out without excessive force during examination. The ultrasonic imaging device includes a cart portion mounted with an instrument body, a table supported by the cart portion and configured to mount the instrument body, a support mechanism for the table, and a housing to house the support mechanism. A probe holder is provided on a side of the table. A base seat of the cart portion includes a raised portion surrounding an outer periphery of the housing fixed to the base seat, and a storage recess is provided to store a probe cable and is formed between the raised portion of the base and the outer periphery of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi NINOMIYA, Katsumi USAMI, Masaru YOKOYAMA, Kazuyuki YANASE
  • Patent number: 9180898
    Abstract: A cart is provided for mounting a portable ultrasonic diagnostic device, the cart being small in size and having high operability, and the portable ultrasonic diagnostic device is opened and used in the state of being kept mounted on the cart. The cart has a top board 1 for placing the portable ultrasonic diagnostic device thereon, a support column 2 for supporting the top board in such a manner as movable up and down, multiple legs 3 for supporting the support column, wheels 4 respectively attached to the legs, and a unit 5 having a predetermined function. The unit 5 is placed below the top board 1 in the rear of the support column 2, and the center of gravity of the cart is positioned in the rear of the center of the support column 2. This cart has a simple configuration enabling downsizing, and it is high in operability. It is possible to open and use the portable ultrasonic diagnostic device in the state that the portable ultrasonic diagnostic device is kept mounted on the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI ALOKA MEDICAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Masaru Yokoyama, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Ichimura, Katsumi Usami
  • Publication number: 20150190114
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound imaging apparatus is provided, being operable when used in hand-held mode, and capable of performing operations such as starting and ending actions easily, even during an examination. The portable ultrasound imaging apparatus has a display panel 30 and an operation panel 20 on the front surface of a main body 10 that incorporates an electronic circuit constituting an ultrasound imager, and a handle on the back surface, and the apparatus is provided with operating portions 81 and 82 on the back surface, separated from the operation panel 20. The operating portion 81 may be provided on the handle 60, for instance, and while performing examination with holding the apparatus main body via the handle 60, the operating portion on the back surface is manipulated to implement functions such as starting and ending the imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Yokoyama, Katsumi Usami, Tsuneo Kasanami
  • Publication number: 20150182196
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound imaging apparatus is provided, being compact and operable in hand-held mode, and high in operability. This portable ultrasound imaging apparatus is provided with a main body that incorporates an electronic component constituting an ultrasound imager, the main body being provided with a screen on a surface, and an operation panel electrically connected to the ultrasound imager, the main body is provided with a concave part to place the operation panel therein on the surface where the screen is formed, and a support mechanism configured to support the operation panel. The support mechanism supports the operation panel in such a manner as slidable in a direction parallel to the screen, allowing an angle of the operation panel relative to the screen to be variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Yokoyama, Katsumi Usami, Tsuneo Kasanami
  • Publication number: 20150105660
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cart for an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, having a high degree of flexibility in moving a top board on which the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is placed, and enabling a stable operation wherever the top board is moved. In the cart for the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, a vertical movement mechanism 60 is fixed on a base. A movable part 62 of the vertical movement mechanism is provided with a swing mechanism 70 that swings in the up-and-down direction, enabling up-and-down movement of the top board 10 according to both the vertical movement mechanism and the swing mechanism. The position of the movable part with which the swing mechanism is coupled is displaced forward from the vertical central axis of the vertical movement mechanism. The top board for placing the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is coupled with the swinging end of the swing mechanism, via a mechanism 80 for horizontal movement and/or a mechanism 90 for rotating the top board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Yokoyama, Tsuneo Kasanami, Katsumi Usami
  • Publication number: 20150094578
    Abstract: A notebook type ultrasonic diagnosis device in which a display housing including a display panel is independently movable from a main body housing including an operation panel, and both of the display housing and the main body housing are integrally operated is provided. The ultrasonic diagnosis device includes two connectable and separable housings, a display housing 10 including a display panel, and an operation housing 20 including an operation panel, and handle portions 41 and 42 are provided in the housings, respectively. The handle portions of the respective housings function as a connection portion for connecting the two housings, and configure one handle by being linked together at the time of overlapping the two housings to be connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI ALOKA MEDICAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Yokoyama, Tsuneo Kasanami, Katsumi Usami
  • Patent number: D727504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Katsumi Usami, Masaru Yokoyama, Kazuyuki Yanase, Shinji Nakajima, Kento Ul
  • Patent number: D728791
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Katsumi Usami, Masaru Yokoyama, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masahiko Suda, Kento Ui
  • Patent number: D787065
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yanase, Katsumi Usami, Toshiyuki Senda, Masaru Ichimura, Taisuke Matsushita, Naoyuki Naruse, Akinori Sato
  • Patent number: D804032
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yanase, Katsumi Usami, Toshiyuki Senda, Masaru Ichimura, Taisuke Matsushita, Naoyuki Naruse, Akinori Sato
  • Patent number: D804671
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yanase, Katsumi Usami, Toshiyuki Senda, Masaru Ichimura, Taisuke Matsushita, Naoyuki Naruse, Akinori Sato
  • Patent number: D854587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Yusuke Daimon, Katsumi Usami, Shigehisa Hagura, Ei Takahashi, Takeo Manabe
  • Patent number: D856379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Yusuke Daimon, Katsumi Usami, Shigehisa Hagura, Ei Takahashi, Takeo Manabe
  • Patent number: D856380
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Yusuke Daimon, Katsumi Usami, Ei Takahashi, Takeo Manabe
  • Patent number: D856381
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Yusuke Daimon, Katsumi Usami, Ei Takahashi, Takeo Manabe
  • Patent number: D857755
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Yusuke Daimon, Katsumi Usami, Shigehisa Hagura, Ei Takahashi, Takeo Manabe