Patents by Inventor Kazuharu AOYAMA

Kazuharu AOYAMA 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: 20200337537
    Abstract: Provided are: an image diagnosis assistance apparatus capable of assisting diagnosis of an endoscopic image captured by an endoscopist; a data collection method; an image diagnosis assistance method; and an image diagnosis assistance program. The image diagnosis assistance apparatus is provided with: a lesion assessment unit that assesses, by a convolutional neural network, the denomination and the position of a lesion which is present in a digestive system endoscopic image of a patient captured by a digestive system endoscopic imaging device and information about accuracies thereof; and a display control unit that performs control for generating an analysis result image in which the denomination and the position of the lesion and the accuracies thereof are displayed and for displaying the image on the digestive system endoscopic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiaki HIRASAWA, Tomohiro TADA, Kazuharu AOYAMA, Tsuyoshi OZAWA, Toshiyuki YOSHIO
  • Publication number: 20200279368
    Abstract: Provided is a disease diagnosis support method employing endoscopic images of a digestive organ using a neural network, and the like. The disease diagnosis support method employing endoscopic images of a digestive organ using a neural network trains the neural network by using first endoscopic images of the digestive organ, and corresponding to the first endoscopic images, at least one of definitive diagnosis result of being positive or negative for the disease of the digestive organ, a past disease, a severity level, and information corresponding to an imaged region. The trained neural network outputs, based on second endoscopic images of the digestive organ, at least one of a probability of being positive and/or negative for the disease of the digestive organ, a probability of a past disease, a severity level of the disease, and the information corresponding to the imaged region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro TADA, Kazuharu AOYAMA, Hirotoshi TAKIYAMA, Tsuyoshi OZAWA, Yuma ENDO, Youichi KUMAGAI