Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Kido

Kazuhiro Kido 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: 10768341
    Abstract: An optical member to be arranged in an optical path of a light, includes an optical medium made of an insulator or a semiconductor; a first element provided at a first position in the optical medium and made of a first electric conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than a wavelength of the light, the first position being a position in the optical path; and a second element provided at a second position, in the optical medium, different from the first position, and made of a second electric conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than the wavelength of the light, the second position being a position in the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi Owa, Shunji Watanabe, Junji Suzuki, Kazuhiro Kido, Hidemitsu Toba
  • Patent number: 10524751
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus includes an imaging apparatus and a hardware processor. The imaging apparatus obtains moire fringe images for generating a reconstruction image of a subject by using a Talbot-Lau interferometer comprising a radiation source, a multiple slit, a first grating, a second grating and a radiation detector. The hardware processor performs a control to satisfy relations (i) ??(1/2)×(RS/R1)×d1>?×0.7, (ii) 1???10 (?m), and (iii) 0.5?(Rs/R1)?1. ? is a particle size of a microbubble contrast agent to be used in imaging. d1 is a slit period of the first grating. R1 is a distance between the multiple slit and the first grating. Rs is a distance between the multiple slit and the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kido
  • Patent number: 10529954
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an organic thin-film laminate capable of suppressing function reduction even when an intermediate layer is formed using a wet method. The organic thin-film laminate has one or more organic functional layers, the organic thin-film laminate being characterized by being provided with: a first light-emitting layer 12 containing a first light-emitting-layer material that is soluble in a polar solvent other than a fluorinated solvent, and is insoluble in a fluorinated solvent; a second light-emitting layer 14 laminated on the first light-emitting layer 12; and one or more intermediate layers comprising a non-curable material, the intermediate layers being provided between the first light-emitting layer 12 and the second light-emitting layer 14, an intermediate layer 13, among the one or more intermediate layers, containing a conductive polymer having no polymerizable group and containing a fluorinated solvent in the range of 1-1000 mass ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: KONICA MINOLTA, INC., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION YAMAGATA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Oikawa, Toshihiko Iwasaki, Takayuki Chiba, Yong-Jin Pu, Junji Kido
  • Patent number: 10441742
    Abstract: A light emission control device includes a light emission controller which controls a light emitter and performs normal control and wake-up control, the normal control being control for causing the light emitter to emit light having a color temperature and luminance according to an instruction of a user, the wake-up control being control for causing the light emitter to emit light at increasing luminance over time to wake up the user who is sleeping. The maximum luminance of light emitted by the light emitter in the wake-up control is greater than the maximum luminance of light emitted by the light emitter in the normal control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kido, Shigeru Ido, Hisao Kataoka, Naohiro Toda, Kazuhiro Hatta, Sadayoshi Hattori
  • Publication number: 20180284324
    Abstract: An optical member to be arranged in an optical path of a light, includes an optical medium made of an insulator or a semiconductor; a first element provided at a first position in the optical medium and made of a first electric conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than a wavelength of the light, the first position being a position in the optical path; and a second element provided at a second position, in the optical medium, different from the first position, and made of a second electric conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than the wavelength of the light, the second position being a position in the optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi OWA, Shunji WATANABE, Junji SUZUKI, Kazuhiro KIDO, Hidemitsu TOBA
  • Patent number: 10012768
    Abstract: An optical material which has a relative permeability different from 1 to light having a wavelength in, for example, the infrared region or shorter than the infrared region and which is stable in structure, and a liquid and a solid (optical element) using the optical material. The optical material is a powder used as a component of a liquid or solid to which an illuminating light is irradiated, and includes a large number of resonating elements which constitute the powder and each of which is formed of a conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than a wavelength of the illumination light, and a protective film which is formed of a disc-shaped insulator, wherein an entire surface of each of the split-rind resonators is covered by the protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi Owa, Shunji Watanabe, Junji Suzuki, Kazuhiro Kido, Hidemitsu Toba
  • Publication number: 20170325765
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus includes an imaging apparatus and a hardware processor. The imaging apparatus obtains moire fringe images for generating a reconstruction image of a subject by using a Talbot-Lau interferometer comprising a radiation source, a multiple slit, a first grating, a second grating and a radiation detector. The hardware processor performs a control to satisfy relations (i) ??(½)×(RS/R1)×d1>?×0.7, (ii) 1???10 (?m), and (iii) 0.5?(Rs/R1)?1. ? is a particle size of a microbubble contrast agent to be used in imaging. d1 is a slit period of the first grating. R1 is a distance between the multiple slit and the first grating. Rs is a distance between the multiple slit and the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Kazuhiro KIDO
  • Patent number: 9510799
    Abstract: A medical imaging system creates three kinds of reconstructed images of a diagnosis target site in a subject through X-ray imaging of the diagnosis target site with a Talbot or Talbot-Lau imaging apparatus, the three kinds of reconstructed images being an absorption image, a differential phase image, and a small-angle scattering image. The medical imaging system includes: an input unit to receive an input of diagnosis target information for specifying the diagnosis target site, or the diagnosis target site and a disease to be diagnosed in the diagnosis target site; and a control unit to create a combined image of two kinds of reconstructed images among the three kinds of reconstructed images on the basis of the diagnosis target information input through the input unit, and to control a displaying unit to display the combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Chiho Makifuchi, Kazuhiro Kido, Junko Kiyohara
  • Publication number: 20160195640
    Abstract: An optical material which has a relative permeability different from 1 to light having a wavelength in, for example, the infrared region or shorter than the infrared region and which is stable in structure, and a liquid and a solid (optical element) using the optical material. The optical material is a powder used as a component of a liquid or solid to which an illuminating light is irradiated, and includes a large number of resonating elements which constitute the powder and each of which is formed of a conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than a wavelength of the illumination light, and a protective film which is formed of a disc-shaped insulator, wherein an entire surface of each of the split-rind resonators is covered by the protective film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi OWA, Shunji WATANABE, Junji SUZUKI, Kazuhiro KIDO, Hidemitsu TOBA
  • Patent number: 9310520
    Abstract: An optical material which has a relative permeability different from 1 to light having a wavelength in, for example, the infrared region or shorter than the infrared region and which is stable in structure, and a liquid and a solid (optical element) using the optical material. The optical material is a powder used as a component of a liquid or solid to which an illuminating light is irradiated, and includes a large number of resonating elements which constitute the powder and each of which is formed of a conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than a wavelength of the illumination light, and a protective film which is formed of a disc-shaped insulator, wherein an entire surface of each of the split-ring resonators is covered by the protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi Owa, Shunji Watanabe, Junji Suzuki, Kazuhiro Kido, Hidemitsu Toba
  • Publication number: 20150131777
    Abstract: A medical imaging system creates three kinds of reconstructed images of a diagnosis target site in a subject through X-ray imaging of the diagnosis target site with a Talbot or Talbot-Lau imaging apparatus, the three kinds of reconstructed images being an absorption image, a differential phase image, and a small-angle scattering image. The medical imaging system includes: an input unit to receive an input of diagnosis target information for specifying the diagnosis target site, or the diagnosis target site and a disease to be diagnosed in the diagnosis target site; and a control unit to create a combined image of two kinds of reconstructed images among the three kinds of reconstructed images on the basis of the diagnosis target information input through the input unit, and to control a displaying unit to display the combined image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Chiho Makifuchi, Kazuhiro Kido, Junko Kiyohara
  • Patent number: 9025725
    Abstract: The apparatus includes: an X-ray source a multi slits element a first grating; a second grating; a driving section; a subject placing plate: and an X-ray detector, in which conversion elements to convert intensities of X-rays received thereby to electric signals, are arranged in a two-dimensional pattern so as to read the electric signals as image signals. The driving section moves the multi slits element relative to both the first grating and the second grating in a first direction orthogonal to a second direction of irradiating the X-rays, so that the X-ray detector repeats a processing for reading the electric signals converted from the intensities of X-rays received thereby, every time when the multi slits element moves at predetermined intervals so as to acquire the image signals representing Moire images captured at the predetermined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Junko Kiyohara, Kazuhiro Kido, Chiho Makifuchi
  • Patent number: 8989474
    Abstract: Disclosed in an x-ray imaging device, which uses a Talbot-Lau interferometer, eliminates the effects on image quality of a reconstructed image that arises in such cases as when the direction of a multi-slit or each lattice slit is altered and imaging is performed, and provides reconstructed images favorable for diagnosis. When a plurality of moire images imaged with an imaging subject loaded onto a imaging subject stand (13) and a plurality of moire images imaged without the imaging subject are input, a control unit (51) of a controller (5) corrects signal value differences arising from variations in x-ray strength during imaging respectively between the plurality of moire images with the imaging subject and between the plurality of moire images without the imaging subject, and respectively creates a reconstructed image with the imaging subject and a reconstructed image without the imaging subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kido, Chiho Makifuchi, Junko Kiyohara
  • Publication number: 20140010344
    Abstract: A medical image display system is shown. The medical image display system includes, a fringe scanning type capturing apparatus or a Fourier transformation type capturing apparatus; an image processing section; a display section; and a control section. The capturing apparatus includes, an X-ray source; a first grating and a second grating; a subject table; and an X-ray detector. The image processing section generates a plurality of reconstructed images for diagnosis based on an image signal of a subject captured with the capturing apparatus. The display section displays at least two of the plurality of reconstructed images. The control section detects an abnormal candidate on each of the plurality of reconstructed images and controls display order of the plurality of reconstructed images displayed on the display section based on a result of detecting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Sumiya Nagatsuka, Junko Kiyohara, Shikou Kaneko, Kazuhiro Kido
  • Publication number: 20130011040
    Abstract: Disclosed in an x-ray imaging device, which uses a Talbot-Lau interferometer, eliminates the effects on image quality of a reconstructed image that arises in such cases as when the direction of a multi-slit or each lattice slit is altered and imaging is performed, and provides reconstructed images favorable for diagnosis. When a plurality of moire images imaged with an imaging subject loaded onto a imaging subject stand (13) and a plurality of moire images imaged without the imaging subject are input, a control unit (51) of a controller (5) corrects signal value differences arising from variations in x-ray strength during imaging respectively between the plurality of moire images with the imaging subject and between the plurality of moire images without the imaging subject, and respectively creates a reconstructed image with the imaging subject and a reconstructed image without the imaging subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA MEDICAL & GRAPHIC, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kido, Chiho Makifuchi, Junko Kiyohara
  • Publication number: 20120224670
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel X-ray image capturing apparatus to which the Talbot-Lau interferometer is applied. The apparatus includes: an X-ray source a multi slits element a first grating; a second grating; a driving section; a subject placing plate: and an X-ray detector, in which conversion elements to convert intensities of X-rays received thereby to electric signals, are arranged in a two-dimensional pattern so as to read the electric signals as image signals. The driving section moves the multi slits element relative to both the first grating and the second grating in a first direction orthogonal to a second direction of irradiating the X-rays, so that the X-ray detector repeats a processing for reading the electric signals converted from the intensities of X-rays received thereby, every time when the multi slits element moves at predetermined intervals so as to acquire the image signals representing Moire images captured at the predetermined intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Junko Kiyohara, Kazuhiro Kido, Chiho Makifuchi
  • Publication number: 20120088078
    Abstract: An optical material which has a relative permeability different from 1 to light having a wavelength in, for example, the infrared region or shorter than the infrared region and which is stable in structure, and a liquid and a solid (optical element) using the optical material. The optical material is a powder used as a component of a liquid or solid to which an illuminating light is irradiated, and includes a large number of resonating elements which constitute the powder and each of which is formed of a conductor having a width approximately same as or smaller than a wavelength of the illumination light, and a protective film which is formed of a disc-shaped insulator, wherein an entire surface of each of the split-ring resonators is covered by the protective film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi OWA, Shunji WATANABE, Junji SUZUKI, Kazuhiro KIDO, Hidemitsu TOBA
  • Publication number: 20080075379
    Abstract: To improve accuracy of diagnosis by making image restoration possible for obtaining high definition images in accordance with positions for examination. An image processing device includes: an image data input section for inputting image data obtained by using a detector to read a radiation ray applied from a radiation source and passed through a subject; a position input section for inputting a position for examination on the subject; a memory section for storing in advance image restoration parameters which correspond respectively to positions for examination on the subject; and a processing section for generating a restored image based on an image restoration parameter read from the memory section which corresponds to the position for examination on the subject that is input by the position input section and the image data that is input from the image data input section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kido, Atsushi Oishi, Toshikazu Umeda
  • Publication number: 20080073567
    Abstract: There is described a radiological image capturing system, which makes it possible to obtain an accurate radiological image, irrespective of the position of the diagnosis object in the thickness direction of the subject. The system includes a radiographing apparatus that output radiological image data, based on the radial rays detected by the image detecting device, an image processing apparatus that applies a degraded image restoration processing to the radiological image data and a fixing member onto which the subject is fixed. The subject is positioned at such a position that a ratio of blurs between the first radiological image radiographed at a first position and the second radiological image radiographed at a second position, which is apart from the image detecting device by a distance farther than that of the first position, is reduced to a value to such an extent that a blur difference between them can be ignored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kido, Atsushi Oishi, Toshikazu Umeda
  • Patent number: 7304657
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including an exposing device, a developing device, a density measuring device to measure a density value of the developed film sheet, a calibrating device to calibrate the density value based on measured density values of a test image by the density measuring device and by an external density measuring device, a condition change detecting device to detect a condition change of the density measuring device, a correcting device to correct the density value, according to a result of detection by the condition change detecting device and the characteristics variation table showing variations of unmeasured values due to a condition change of the density measuring device, and a controlling device to control at least one of the exposing device and the developing device to optimize a relationship between diagnostic image data and film density according to the corrected density value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kido, Mamoru Umeki