Patents by Inventor Kazuhiko Osa

Kazuhiko Osa 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: 10970537
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates a left-eye viewpoint image and a right-eye viewpoint image, detects one or more pairs that are each a pair of a partial image of the left-eye viewpoint image and a partial image of the right-eye viewpoint image that are similar to each other, performs, for each of the one or more pairs, image adjustment processing for adjusting the three-dimensionality of one of or both of the partial images of the left-eye and right-eye viewpoint images, displays the left-eye viewpoint image or the left-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a left eye, and displays the right-eye viewpoint image or the right-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a right eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toyoda, Kazumi Ito, Masayuki Nakatsuka, Tatsuya Kino, Ryuhi Okubo, Shigeru Kato, Tetsuya Shirota, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10942872
    Abstract: A peripheral device communicates with a central control device. The peripheral device includes a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to acquire, from another peripheral device, first information including a topic provided for the central control device or a user of the central control device, integrate the first information with second information which is included in the peripheral device and includes a topic provided for the central control device or the user of the central control device, to generate third information, and transmit the third information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toyoda, Koichi Shintani, Kensei Ito, Katsuhisa Kawaguchi, Yoshihisa Ogata, Keito Fukushima, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20200412982
    Abstract: A laminated image pickup device includes: a sensor including a plurality of pixels configured on a sensor substrate and configured to continuously acquire image data at a predetermined frame rate; and a processor. The processor is provided on a substrate other than the sensor substrate, and is configured to perform, based on the image data, region judgement processing of obtaining a priority region including some pixels of the plurality of pixels and to obtain outputs of the some pixels included in the priority region at a higher frame rate than the predetermined frame rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HANEDA, Sumio KAWAI, Masaomi TOMIZAWA, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 10860890
    Abstract: A learning management device comprising an inference engine that is input with image data and acquires output for performing guidance display to a user using an inference model that has been specifically learned, and a processor that confirms if there is a specified relationship between a trial input image and trial guidance display for this trial input image under conditions that have been assumed at the time of use, and that determines whether or not it is necessary to relearn the inference model that has been learned based on the result of this confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Haneda, Dai Ito, Zhen Li, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10841453
    Abstract: An image file creation apparatus includes an acquisition circuit configured to acquire a picked-up image, and a processor configured to create an image file in recording the acquired image, in which the processor includes cooperation participation information for clarifying a relationship between the picked-up image and a cooperation image cooperating with the picked-up image as metadata in the image file, and the cooperation participation information includes at least one of (a) request information for requesting to provide the cooperation image cooperating with the picked-up image, and (b) provision information indicating whether or not the picked-up image can be provided as the cooperation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toyoda, Masaru Ikeda, Hideaki Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10823964
    Abstract: A work assistance apparatus includes: a display panel configured to form a virtual display area within a field of view of a user; a camera configured to pick up an image in front of the user and output a picked-up image; and a processor configured to move at least one display component for operation within a display image in the virtual display area when a finger of the user alternately moves in a frontward direction and a backward direction of the user within the picked-up image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kanako Inoue, Daisuke Tainaka, Tatsuyuki Uemura, Naoki Fujii, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10819903
    Abstract: An imaging device, comprising an image sensor that images a shooting target and outputs image data, a memory that stores inference models for performing guidance display or automatic control, when shooting the shooting target, an inference engine that performs inference for the control of the guidance display or automatic control, using the inference model, and a controller that determines whether or not the inference model is suitable for shooting a shooting target that the user wants, and if it is determined that the inference model is not suitable for shooting, requests generation of an inference model that is suitable for a shooting target the user wants to an external learning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuhiko Shimura, Hisashi Yoneyama, Zhen Li, Atsushi Kohashi, Dai Ito, Nobuyuki Shima, Yoichi Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10798283
    Abstract: An information apparatus for communicating with a portable information terminal includes a processor including hardware. The processor determines state information regarding a state of the information apparatus when the power state is switched, by the power switch, from the on state to the office state. The processor also determines whether the manually set parameter has been changed before and after the power state is switched from the on state to the off state, based on the use history information of a manually set parameter in the information apparatus. Finally, the information apparatus transmits, to the portable information terminal, the state information indicating that the set parameter in the information apparatus has been changed when the processor determines that the set parameter has been changed while keeping the processor energized after the power state is switched from the on state to the off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Shintani, Akira Tani, Kensei Ito, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20200311922
    Abstract: An cell observation system, comprising an image sensor capable of movement in a horizontal direction, and a processor, wherein the processor infers position where a colony will be generated or grown from position information or shape information of a plurality of cells within an image, based on the image of the cells that has been acquired by the image sensor, and controls position of the image sensor so as to perform imaging at the inferred position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi HARA, Jun SUGAWARA, Keiji OKADA, Mikako HORI, Takuma DEZAWA, Masaaki YAMAGISHI, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 10790051
    Abstract: A medical support system supporting medical services even at a remote location, by a first information terminal apparatus operated by a doctor that gives medical examination to a patient and a second information terminal apparatus by which a helper can photograph an image of the patient at a location away from the doctor sharing information about the patient, the medical support system including: the first information terminal apparatus configured to transmit information that is information corresponding to request information from the helper and is photographing condition information for the helper to photograph the patient; and the second information terminal apparatus configured to acquire information about the photographing condition information received from the first information terminal apparatus to photograph the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toyoda, Masaru Ikeda, Hideaki Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10783903
    Abstract: A sound collection apparatus includes: a sound collection unit including a microphone configured to collect sound; a noise determination unit configured to determine noise in dictation based on voice collected by the sound collection unit; and a presentation unit configured to perform presentation based on a determination result by the noise determination unit. With this configuration, presentation is performed to indicate environmental noise at sound collection for dictation, which leads to improved efficiency of dictation work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Tanaka, Osamu Nonaka, Kazuhiko Osa
  • Patent number: 10785410
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit acquires a plurality of images, generates a synthesis image by synthesizing the images, generates a synthesis image file in which additional information indicative of a relationship between the images is recorded together with the synthesis image, and records the synthesis image file in a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toyoda, Tatsuya Kino, Takuya Matsunaga, Hideaki Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10769497
    Abstract: A learning device, comprising a reception circuit that receives requests indicating photographs the user likes from external device, a machine learning processor that extracts images that match the requests and that have received a given evaluation from a third party, from within an image database, performs machine learning using these images that have been extracted, and outputs an inference model, and a transmission circuit that transmits an inference model that has been output from the learning processor to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Haneda, Hisashi Yoneyama, Atsushi Kohashi, Zhen Li, Dai Ito, Yoichi Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20200242154
    Abstract: An image file generating device that generates image files constituting training data candidates, comprising a processor that has a metadata generating section for generating metadata in order to designate (1) if inference is for detecting a physical object within an image, and (2) whether inference is for predicting change in images that are continuous in time, wherein the metadata generating section generates the metadata based on information corresponding to times before and after the images have been acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HANEDA, Hisashi YONEYAMA, Zhen LI, Dai ITO, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20200196968
    Abstract: An imaging system, comprising a shooting operation interface that operates to form an image of a subject, and a processor that has a bio-information acquisition section and a stress determination section, wherein the bio-information acquisition section acquires bio-information of an operator when, during shooting awaiting action where an instant for acquiring still images is awaited, the shooting operation interface is operated, and the stress determination section determines stress conditions that shooting actions place on the operator based on the bio-information that has been acquired using the bio-information acquisition section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya TOYODA, Masaru IKEDA, Hideaki YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20200074224
    Abstract: An annotation device, comprising: a display that performs sequential playback display of a plurality of images that may contain physical objects that are the subject of annotation, and a processor that acquires specific portions that have been designated within the images displayed on the display as annotation information, sets operation time or data amount for designating the specific portions, and at a point in time where designation of the specific portions has been completed for the operation time, a time based on data amount, or data amount, that have been set, requests learning to an inference engine that creates an inference model by learning, using annotation information that has been acquired up to the time of completion as training data representing a relationship between the physical object and the specific portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATOIN
    Inventors: Toshikazu HAYASHI, Zhen LI, Hisayuki HARADA, Seiichiro SAKAGUCHI, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20200066394
    Abstract: A medical image management system creating, sharing and managing a medical image data file includes: an information terminal apparatus configured to transmit medical-related particular-use information about a particular individual; an image pickup apparatus configured to acquire image data; and a processor including hardware configured to associate medical service-related data obtained by receiving the medical-related particular-use information with the image data to generate a medical image data file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya TOYODA, Masaru IKEDA, Hideaki YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20200050850
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates a left-eye viewpoint image and a right-eye viewpoint image, detects one or more pairs that are each a pair of a partial image of the left-eye viewpoint image and a partial image of the right-eye viewpoint image that are similar to each other, performs, for each of the one or more pairs, image adjustment processing for adjusting the three-dimensionality of one of or both of the partial images of the left-eye and right-eye viewpoint images, displays the left-eye viewpoint image or the left-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a left eye, and displays the right-eye viewpoint image or the right-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a right eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya TOYODA, Kazumi ITO, Masayuki NAKATSUKA, Tatsuya KINO, Ryuhi OKUBO, Shigeru KATO, Tetsuya SHIROTA, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20190370602
    Abstract: A learning management device comprising an inference engine that is input with image data and acquires output for performing guidance display to a user using an inference model that has been specifically learned, and a processor that confirms if there is a specified relationship between a trial input image and trial guidance display for this trial input image under conditions that have been assumed at the time of use, and that determines whether or not it is necessary to relearn the inference model that has been learned based on the result of this confirmation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HANEDA, Dai ITO, Zhen LI, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20190341129
    Abstract: A medical support system supporting medical services even at a remote location, by a first information terminal apparatus operated by a doctor that gives medical examination to a patient and a second information terminal apparatus by which a helper can photograph an image of the patient at a location away from the doctor sharing information about the patient, the medical support system including: the first information terminal apparatus configured to transmit information that is information corresponding to request information from the helper and is photographing condition information for the helper to photograph the patient; and the second information terminal apparatus configured to acquire information about the photographing condition information received from the first information terminal apparatus to photograph the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya TOYODA, Masaru IKEDA, Hideaki YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA