Patents by Inventor Katsuyoshi Taniguchi

Katsuyoshi Taniguchi 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: 9877635
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to: identify an image selected according to a user input operation received by an input device, from among a plurality of first images acquired by a capsule endoscope, as an identified image; determine whether or not the identified image is one of a plurality of second images acquired during a reciprocating movement of the capsule endoscope; and in response to the identified image being determined to be one of the plurality of second images, extract an image acquired in a first forward path or a last forward path of the reciprocating movement from among the plurality of second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishiyama, Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 9750395
    Abstract: An information management apparatus that is used in a capsule endoscope inspection system including a receiving device operated by a built-in rechargeable battery and that is capable of communicating with the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 9661995
    Abstract: A capsule endoscope system includes: a capsule endoscope including a first and a second imaging units; an image display that displays images captured by the first and second imaging units; a control unit that determines a moving direction of the capsule endoscope during imaging, specifies one of the imaging units which faces the moving direction of the capsule endoscope during imaging, and determines the posture of the capsule endoscope; and a display control unit that generates a display screen, arranges the image captured by the imaging unit facing the moving direction in a first display region in the display screen, arranges the image captured by the other imaging unit in a second display region in the display screen, and changes the positions of the first and second display regions according to the determination result of the position of the capsule endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rei Date, Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20170079506
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to: identify an image selected according to a user input operation received by an input device, from among a plurality of first images acquired by a capsule endoscope, as an identified image; determine whether or not the identified image is one of a plurality of second images acquired during a reciprocating movement of the capsule endoscope; and in response to the identified image being determined to be one of the plurality of second images, extract an image acquired in a first forward path or a last forward path of the reciprocating movement from among the plurality of second images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi NISHIYAMA, Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 9204781
    Abstract: A image processing apparatus includes an image extraction unit that extracts first and second feature images representing first and second feature, respectively from a first image group acquired by sequentially capturing images of inside of a subject, and that further extracts third and fourth feature images representing first and second feature, respectively from a second image group acquired before the first image group, a feature data acquiring unit that acquires first and second feature data characterizing a movement of the capsule endoscope between the first and second feature images and between the third and the fourth feature images, respectively, a comparing unit that compares the first feature data with the second feature data, and a display control unit that performs, with respect to the first image group, display control based on a result of the comparison by the comparing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20150150437
    Abstract: A capsule endoscope system includes: a capsule endoscope including a first and a second imaging units; an image display that displays images captured by the first and second imaging units; a control unit that determines a moving direction of the capsule endoscope during imaging, specifies one of the imaging units which faces the moving direction of the capsule endoscope during imaging, and determines the posture of the capsule endoscope; and a display control unit that generates a display screen, arranges the image captured by the imaging unit facing the moving direction in a first display region in the display screen, arranges the image captured by the other imaging unit in a second display region in the display screen, and changes the positions of the first and second display regions according to the determination result of the position of the capsule endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Rei DATE, Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140336454
    Abstract: An examination information management apparatus includes: a data transmitting and receiving unit that transmits and receives data to and from a receiving device for receiving image data captured by a capsule endoscope; a storage unit that stores examination information and the image data acquired in an examination; an ID maintaining unit that maintains an identification ID for identifying the storage unit; a determination unit that determines, when the identification ID is received from the receiving device via the data transmitting and receiving unit, whether or not the identification ID registered with the receiving device matches the identification ID maintained by the ID maintaining unit; and an examination information generating unit that newly generates examination information and causes the storage unit to store the image data received from the receiving device in association with the newly generated examination information, if the identification IDs are not determined by the determination unit to matc
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI, Takeshi NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140321724
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus processes image data acquired from a receiving device that receives and accumulates a series of image data wirelessly transmitted from a capsule endoscope, and includes an image data acquisition unit that sequentially acquires the image data from the receiving device in order from a latest imaging time, an image processing unit that performs predetermined image processing on the image data acquired by the image data acquisition unit, in order in which the image data are acquired, and a display controller that displays a screen containing a result obtained through the predetermined image processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryota KOBAYASHI, Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140316193
    Abstract: An information management apparatus that is used in a capsule endoscope inspection system including a receiving device operated by a built-in rechargeable battery and that is capable of communicating with the receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140303435
    Abstract: A image processing apparatus includes an image extraction unit that extracts first and second feature images representing first and second feature, respectively from a first image group acquired by sequentially capturing images of inside of a subject, and that further extracts third and fourth feature images representing first and second feature, respectively from a second image group acquired before the first image group, a feature data acquiring unit that acquires first and second feature data characterizing a movement of the capsule endoscope between the first and second feature images and between the third and the fourth feature images, respectively, a comparing unit that compares the first feature data with the second feature data, and a display control unit that performs, with respect to the first image group, display control based on a result of the comparison by the comparing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8830308
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a storage that stores operation information including information on an operation on a display screen of a medical image and reference feature data that are feature data of the medical image subjected to the operation; an acquiring unit that acquires image data corresponding to a series of medical images; a processor that calculates feature data of each medical image; a setter that compares the feature data calculated by the image processor with the stored reference feature data, and, when reference feature data having a correspondence to the feature data exist, sets, as information related to a display operation executed when the series of medical images are displayed on a screen, the information related to the operation associated with the reference feature data having the correspondence; and a controller that executes the set display operation when image data included in the series of medical images are played back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20130229503
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a storage that stores operation information including information on an operation on a display screen of a medical image and reference feature data that are feature data of the medical image subjected to the operation; an acquiring unit that acquires image data corresponding to a series of medical images; a processor that calculates feature data of each medical image; a setter that compares the feature data calculated by the image processor with the stored reference feature data, and, when reference feature data having a correspondence to the feature data exist, sets, as information related to a display operation executed when the series of medical images are displayed on a screen, the information related to the operation associated with the reference feature data having the correspondence; and a controller that executes the set display operation when image data included in the series of medical images are played back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8335423
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes an image playback unit that plays a group of a series of images in chronological order; an operating unit that is used to input an operation when an image that is being played in the image playback unit is subjected to image interpretation; an image interpretation operation recording unit that records an operation content which is input from the operating unit in an order with respect to the image that is being played in the image playback unit; an image interpretation operation image creating unit that creates, using the operation content recorded in the image interpretation operation recording unit, a series of images according to the order; and an image interpretation operation image display unit that displays the image created by the image interpretation operation image creating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8328712
    Abstract: An image processing method includes the steps of: receiving image data from a body-insertable apparatus having a plurality of imaging units that captures an image of inside of a subject and generates image data and an identification information adding unit that adds identification information for identifying an imaging unit that generates the image data to the image data; displaying a list of the selected image data by the identification information; and switching image data to be displayed in the list displaying step from image data of the one identification information being displayed to image data of the other identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishiyama, Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20120238809
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an external device including an orientation specifying unit that specifies orientation of the body-insertable apparatus, a rotation correcting unit that aligns orientations of a plurality of pieces of image data, a screen generating unit that generates a screen displaying the image data, an average color bar generating unit that calculates an average color of the image data, generates an image of the calculated average color, and generates an average color bar in which images of the generated average colors are connected, and an organ image generating unit that generates an organ image, obtained by superimposing the images of the average colors generated by the average color bar generating unit. The screen generating unit generates the screen in which the average color bar generated by the average color bar generating unit is incorporated, and incorporates the organ image into the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryoji Sato, Hironobu Takizawa, Yasuharu Oda, Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8167789
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an orientation specifying unit that specifies orientation of the body-insertable apparatus at the time of capturing the image data with respect to a reference direction, a rotation correcting unit that performs rotation correction on image data based on the specified orientation, a screen generating unit that generates a screen displaying the image data, an average color bar generating unit that calculates an average color of the image data, generates an image of the calculated average color, and generates an average color bar in which images of the generated average colors are connected in accordance with order of the image data, and an organ image generating unit that generates an organ image obtained by superimposing the images of the average colors generated by the average color bar generating unit. The screen generating incorporates the average color bar and the organ image into the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Ryoji Sato, Hironobu Takizawa, Yasuharu Oda, Katsuyoshi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20110249952
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes an image playback unit that plays a group of a series of images in chronological order; an operating unit that is used to input an operation when an image that is being played in the image playback unit is subjected to image interpretation; an image interpretation operation recording unit that records an operation content which is input from the operating unit in an order with respect to the image that is being played in the image playback unit; an image interpretation operation image creating unit that creates, using the operation content recorded in the image interpretation operation recording unit, a series of images according to the order; and an image interpretation operation image display unit that displays the image created by the image interpretation operation image creating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20110218397
    Abstract: An image processing method includes the steps of: receiving image data from a body-insertable apparatus having a plurality of imaging units that captures an image of inside of a subject and generates image data and an identification information adding unit that adds identification information for identifying an imaging unit that generates the image data to the image data; displaying a list of the selected image data by the identification information; and switching image data to be displayed in the list displaying step from image data of the one identification information being displayed to image data of the other identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Takeshi NISHIYAMA, Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20110196201
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an external device including an orientation specifying unit that specifies orientation of the body-insertable apparatus at the time of capturing the image data with respect to a reference direction, a rotation correcting unit that performs rotation correction on image data received by the input unit based on the orientation specified by the first orientation specifying unit, thereby aligning orientations of a plurality of pieces of image data, a screen generating unit that generates a screen displaying the image data subjected to the rotation correction, an average color bar generating unit that calculates an average color of the image data subjected to the rotation correction, generates an image of the calculated average color, and generates an average color bar in which images of the generated average colors are connected in accordance with order of the image data, and an organ image generating unit that generates an organ image, as an image of an organ in the subject, ob
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryoji SATO, Hironobu TAKIZAWA, Yasuharu ODA, Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20100182412
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: an obtainment unit for obtaining time-series image data, which is image data captured in time series by a capsule endoscope; an image detection unit for detecting prescribed image data from the obtained time-series image data; a display control unit for displaying a list of the prescribed detection image data among the detected image data; and a display instruction input unit to which an instruction to the display control unit is input, wherein the display instruction input unit comprising a detection method selection unit for selecting a detection method used when detection is performed on the basis of the image detection unit; and a list display selection unit for displaying a list of the image data by using the display control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI, Toshiaki Shigemori, Atsushi Oguri, Takeshi Nishiyama