Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Makino

Kazuhiro Makino 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: 20240070864
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes at least one processor, in which the processor is configured to perform diagnosis support processing on one medical image and derive a plurality of diagnosis support processing results, present selection information for allowing a user to select at least one diagnosis support processing result among the plurality of derived diagnosis support processing results, and output a diagnosis support processing result selected by the user according to the selection information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Hiromu HAYASHI, Koji TANINAI, Kazuhiro MAKINO, Takeyasu KOBAYASHI, Akihito BETTOYASHIKI
  • Patent number: 11786197
    Abstract: A CPU of a console comprises a color image acquisition unit, a distance image acquisition unit, a specification unit, and an estimation unit. The color image acquisition unit acquires a color image, in which a patient and a periphery of the patient are captured, from a visible light camera. The distance image acquisition unit acquires a distance image indicating a distance between a radiation tube and an object, from a TOF camera. The specification unit specifies a kind of the object in the color image. The estimation unit estimates intensity of radiation in an environment captured in the color image based on reference information including the distance image and a specification image as a specification result of the kind of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihito Bettoyashiki, Ryo Imamura, Kazuhiro Makino, Takeyasu Kobayashi, Naoyuki Nishino
  • Patent number: 11666294
    Abstract: A first acquisition unit acquires the current position of a carriage unit as information regarding the travel environment of the carriage unit. A second acquisition unit acquires a first upper limit value of the travel speed as appropriate travel conditions of the carriage unit corresponding to the current position acquired by the first acquisition unit. A third acquisition unit acquires a first measurement value of the travel speed as information regarding the travel state of the carriage unit. A travel state correction controller performs travel state correction control to make a correction to a travel state satisfying the appropriate travel conditions in a case where the travel state acquired by the third acquisition unit deviates from the appropriate travel conditions acquired by the second acquisition unit. That is, the travel state correction controller reduces the travel speed of the carriage unit in a case where the first measurement value exceeds the first upper limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Makino, Ryo Imamura
  • Publication number: 20220414872
    Abstract: A mobile radiation generation apparatus that is used for a first radiography system configured to capture a first radiographic image, has a radiation generation unit including a radiation tube configured to emit radiation, is movable with a carriage having wheels, and is driven with a battery includes at least one processor configured to execute first reception processing of receiving the first radiographic image, first computer aided diagnosis processing of executing computer aided diagnosis processing on the first radiographic image, second reception processing of receiving a second radiographic image from a second radiography system different from the first radiography system, second computer aided diagnosis processing of executing the computer aided diagnosis processing on the second radiographic image, and return processing of returning a result of the second computer aided diagnosis processing to the second radiography system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhiro MAKINO, Takeyasu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220378392
    Abstract: The medical image processing apparatus includes a first processor, a second processor that executes image processing on a medical image in response to an instruction from the first processor, and a battery that supplies power to the first processor and the second processor. The second processor executes the image processing with a selected processing method among a plurality of processing methods that are different in amount of power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhiro MAKINO, Akihito BETTOYASHIKI, Koji TANINAI, Takeyasu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220375074
    Abstract: The medical image processing apparatus includes a first processor, a second processor that executes image processing on a medical image in response to an instruction from the first processor, and a battery that supplies power to the first processor and the second processor. After the second processor executes the image processing, transition is made to a power saving mode where an amount of power consumption in the second processor is relatively small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventor: Kazuhiro MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20220370029
    Abstract: A console includes a CPU and a GPU. Of the CPU and GPU, the CPU acquires an image to be processed, which is an object to be subjected to a support process that is a diagnosis support process or an imaging support process, and distributes a process to any one of the CPU, the GPU, or another GPU to execute the support process according to the content of the support process executed for the image to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Koji TANINAI, Hiromu HAYASHI, Kazuhiro MAKINO, Takeyasu KOBAYASHI, Akihito BETTOYASHIKI, Masaaki OKAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220375075
    Abstract: A console includes a CPU that acquires an image to be processed which is an object to be subjected to a support process that is a diagnosis support process or an imaging support process and selects a support process to be applied to the image to be processed from a plurality of processes of the support process on the basis of a part of a subject which is included in the image to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Koji TANINAI, Hiromu HAYASHI, Akihito BETTOYASHIKI, Takeyasu KOBAYASHI, Kazuhiro MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20220375076
    Abstract: A console of a mobile radiography apparatus includes a CPU that acquires a fluoroscopic image captured by a radiation detector and a visible light image captured by a visible light camera as a moving image related to the capture of the fluoroscopic image of a subject by the mobile radiography apparatus. The CPU extracts a frame to be subjected to a support process, which is a diagnosis support process or an imaging support process, from the moving image. A GPU executes the support process for the extracted frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Hidenori MATSUDA, Koji TANINAI, Kazuhiro MAKINO, Hiromu HAYASHI, Takeyasu KOBAYASHI, Akihito BETTOYASHIKI
  • Publication number: 20220354447
    Abstract: A console for a radiography system includes at least one processor configured to execute display-related processing of displaying, at an imaging site, a radiographic image obtained by radiography, the display-related processing including reception processing of receiving the radiographic image from a radiographic image detection device and image processing of processing the received radiographic image to a radiographic image for display, computer aided diagnosis processing on the radiographic image after the image processing, and priority processing of giving priority to the display-related processing over the computer aided diagnosis processing in a case where the display-related processing and the computer aided diagnosis processing compete with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Ryo IMAMURA, Kazuhiro MAKINO, Naoyuki NISHINO
  • Patent number: 11445990
    Abstract: A CPU of a rounding imaging management apparatus functions as a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit, a creation unit, and an output controller. The first acquisition unit acquires imaging order information indicating content of radiography in the rounding imaging to be performed. The second acquisition unit acquires, from time results data in which a necessary time in the rounding imaging performed in the past is registered, the necessary time. The creation unit creates a rounding plan of the rounding imaging on the basis of the imaging order information and the necessary time. The output controller performs a control for outputting the rounding plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Imamura, Kazuhiro Makino
  • Patent number: 11259772
    Abstract: A mobile radiographic imaging system includes a mobile radiographic imaging apparatus and a radiographic imaging cassette. The radiographic imaging apparatus includes a displacement mechanism that electrically displaces a radiation emission unit and a displacement mechanism controller that controls the operation of the displacement mechanism. The radiographic imaging cassette includes a remote operation unit that is provided in a housing to remotely operate the displacement mechanism and an operation instruction transmission unit that transmits an operation instruction for operating the displacement mechanism to the displacement mechanism controller in a case where the remote operation unit is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Makino
  • Patent number: 11253208
    Abstract: A control device includes a control unit and a determination unit. The control unit controls an operation of radiation tubes such that radiation is emitted at irradiation positions whose number is smaller than the total number of irradiatable positions preset so as to correspond to irradiation angles. The determination unit determines whether or not the radiation needs to be additionally emitted at the irradiatable positions different from the irradiation positions in order to obtain the tomographic image with an image quality level required for diagnosis, on the basis of a determination image obtained by the emission of the radiation at the irradiation positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Makino, Takeyasu Kobayashi, Shunsuke Kodaira
  • Publication number: 20220034085
    Abstract: An acoustic arrangement shelf is configured to be capable of facilitating adjustment of acoustic properties and be capable of enhancing aesthetic appeal of a space for which the acoustic properties are to be adjusted. The acoustic arrangement shelf includes: a shelf frame including a plurality of segments; and an acoustic adjustment member configured to be removably placed in at least one of the segments and change a property of input sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Nihon Onkyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Megumi Kono, Yasuhiro Sakiyama, Kazuhiro Makino, Kenta Negi, Masayuki Hirata, Shinji Ohashi, Hiroshi Ohyama, Koichi Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20210275120
    Abstract: A CPU of a console comprises a color image acquisition unit, a distance image acquisition unit, a specification unit, and an estimation unit. The color image acquisition unit acquires a color image, in which a patient and a periphery of the patient are captured, from a visible light camera. The distance image acquisition unit acquires a distance image indicating a distance between a radiation tube and an object, from a TOF camera. The specification unit specifies a kind of the object in the color image. The estimation unit estimates intensity of radiation in an environment captured in the color image based on reference information including the distance image and a specification image as a specification result of the kind of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Akihito BETTOYASHIKI, Ryo IMAMURA, Kazuhiro MAKINO, Takeyasu KOBAYASHI, Naoyuki NISHINO
  • Patent number: 11064959
    Abstract: The electronic cassette includes a portable housing. A CPU of the electronic cassette functions as a RW controller, a first determination unit, and a mode controller. The RW controller acquires a standard pose as a pose of the housing in a stored state, in which the housing is stored in a storage portion of a movable radiography apparatus, from a ROM. The first determination unit determines whether the housing is in the stored state or a taken-out state, in which the housing is taken out from the storage portion, based on the standard pose and a current pose as a current pose of the housing detected by a pose detection sensor. The mode controller switches the drive mode from the sleep mode to the radiography mode in a case where the first determination unit determines that the housing is brought from the stored state into the taken-out state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Makino
  • Patent number: 10987076
    Abstract: A tomosynthesis imaging apparatus includes: a radiation detector having an imaging surface that detects radiation transmitted through an object and captures a projection image of the object; a radiation source that has a plurality of radiation tubes which emit the radiation to the imaging surface at different irradiation angles and selectively irradiates the object with the radiation from each of the plurality of radiation tubes; and a radiation source control unit that performs focal position control for switching between positions of focuses where the radiation is emitted for at least one of the plurality of radiation tubes to change the radiation irradiation angle of the radiation tube with respect to the imaging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Makino, Masayoshi Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10987077
    Abstract: A tomosynthesis imaging apparatus includes: a radiation detector having an imaging surface that detects radiation transmitted through an object and captures a projection image of the object; a radiation source that has a plurality of radiation tubes which emit the radiation to the imaging surface at different irradiation angles and selectively irradiates the object with the radiation from each of the plurality of radiation tubes; and a radiation source control unit that performs movement control for moving at least one of the plurality of radiation tubes to change the radiation irradiation angle of the radiation tube with respect to the imaging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Makino, Masayoshi Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10966677
    Abstract: A radiography apparatus includes: a radiation detector having an imaging surface that detects radiation transmitted through an object and captures a projection image of the object; and a radiation source that has a plurality of radiation tubes which emit the radiation to the imaging surface at different irradiation angles and includes a plurality of units in which the plurality of radiation tubes are divided and accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Matsuura, Kazuhiro Makino
  • Publication number: 20210022689
    Abstract: A control device includes a control unit and a determination unit. The control unit controls an operation of radiation tubes such that radiation is emitted at irradiation positions whose number is smaller than the total number of irradiatable positions preset so as to correspond to irradiation angles. The determination unit determines whether or not the radiation needs to be additionally emitted at the irradiatable positions different from the irradiation positions in order to obtain the tomographic image with an image quality level required for diagnosis, on the basis of a determination image obtained by the emission of the radiation at the irradiation positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro MAKINO, Takeyasu KOBAYASHI, Shunsuke KODAIRA