Patents by Inventor Kazuo Shimura

Kazuo Shimura 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: 10785397
    Abstract: An information terminal apparatus includes: a reception section configured to receive images that are a plurality of images which are sequentially sent from an external device using a first communication system and to which information identifying each image is attached; and a transmission section configured to transmit specific information for specifying a specific image among the images which are sequentially sent, to the external device using a second communication system which is different from the first communication system. A movie composed of scenes and images acquired at timings that are desired by users who operate respective information terminal apparatuses is easily obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuo Kanda, Kazuhiko Shimura, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10571689
    Abstract: A display system, that is capable of displaying substantially the same content on a wearable terminal that is attached to the head of a user and has a first display section, and on a unit other than the wearable terminal that has a second display, comprises a controller that determines an object the user is gazing at, and a display controller that controls update of display states based on the object that has been determined, when an image, that has been displayed on the second display, is displayed on the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shimura, Kazuo Kanda, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Nobuyuki Shima, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10559132
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an image acquisition unit to acquire a first image by imaging, an information acquisition unit to acquire first imaging range information including information on a first imaging, range of the imaging acquired by the image acquisition unit, and a communication unit, to perform communication to acquire, from an external device acquiring a second image by imaging, second imaging range information including information on a second imaging range of the imaging acquired by the external device. The display apparatus also includes a controller to acquire an area included in the first imaging range and the second imaging range as a corresponding range, and a display controller to generate display information indicative of the corresponding range, and a display to display the display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shimura, Kazuo Kanda, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Nobuyuki Shima
  • Patent number: 10542198
    Abstract: To provide an operation support system capable of performing evidence recording of each of performed operations, an operation support system includes a first image pickup apparatus configured to mainly acquire movie data, a second image pickup apparatus configured to mainly acquire still image data, a control apparatus configured to control the first image pickup apparatus and the second image pickup apparatus in cooperation with each other while acquiring operation information about a predetermined operation, and a database storing defined operation information about the predetermined operation in advance, in which the predetermined operation is supported based on image data acquired by causing the first image pickup apparatus and the second image pickup apparatus to cooperate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shimura, Kazuo Kanda, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Takashi Muroi, Yuji Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 10534976
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a request information acquiring section, an information analyzing section, and a distinction tip deciding section. The request information acquiring section acquires request information including information to distinguish a target. The information analyzing section analyzes the request information acquired by the request information acquiring section, and extracts information required to distinguish the target. The distinction tip deciding section decides a distinction tip when a user distinguishes the target based on the information extracted by the information analyzing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuo Kanda, Kazuhiko Shimura
  • Patent number: 10447919
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a capture control unit configured to control the imaging device to execute movie capture while performing capture parameter alternation control based on capture parameter control information received from an external device, the capture parameter control information instructing alternation of a capture parameter, the alternation being changed in time series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Kanda, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuhiko Shimura, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10440285
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a first image processor, and a record processor. The imaging unit sequentially acquires image data groups comprising pieces of image data different in exposure conditions to generate HDR moving image frames. The first image processor subjects the pieces of the image data belonging to each of the image data groups to first composition processing, to generate HDR moving image data comprising HDR moving image frames. The record processor is configured to record image data for still images so that the pieces of the image data belonging to each of the image data groups are subjected to second composition processing different from the first composition processing, to generate HDR still image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shimura, Kazuo Kanda, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Nobuyuki Shima, Shinya Takasumi
  • Patent number: 9713296
    Abstract: A ridge formation method includes the steps of: providing a sieve instrument immediately after a tilling unit configured to scrape soil to throw the soil backward while rotate a rotor having a plurality of soil scraping pieces to cause the tilling unit to travel, the sieve instrument configured to receive the thrown soil to perform a sieve operation; and moving the sieve instrument in a reciprocating manner in a traveling direction to generate an impact on the received soil so that the soil is finely grained, and to separate the finely-grained soil from other impurities, whereby the finely-grained and separated soil is allowed to pass through a sieve mesh and fall onto a ground so that the falling soil is accumulated on the ground so as to form the ridge substantially the same in width as the sieve instrument on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Kazuo Shimura
  • Publication number: 20160081257
    Abstract: A ridge formation method includes the steps of: providing a sieve instrument immediately after a tilling unit configured to scrape soil to throw the soil backward while rotate a rotor having a plurality of soil scraping pieces to cause the tilling unit to travel, the sieve instrument configured to receive the thrown soil to perform a sieve operation; and moving the sieve instrument in a reciprocating manner in a traveling direction to generate an impact on the received soil so that the soil is finely grained, and to separate the finely-grained soil from other impurities, whereby the finely-grained and separated soil is allowed to pass through a sieve mesh and fall onto a ground so that the falling soil is accumulated on the ground so as to form the ridge substantially the same in width as the sieve instrument on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventor: Kazuo SHIMURA
  • Patent number: 7383511
    Abstract: In a small-scale medical facility, appropriate storage and management of medical images whose storage is mandatory for a predetermined period becomes easier. A storage terminal installed in a medical facility is connected to a mobile storage system, and image data stored in the storage terminal are transferred to the mobile storage system. The mobile storage system storing the image data is connected to an image data storage apparatus installed in an image storage center, and transmits the image data to the image data storage apparatus. The image data storage apparatus stores the image data and calculates the date of storage expiration of the image data. The image data storage apparatus stores the image data until the expiration date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Kazuo Shimura, Takeshi Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 7374077
    Abstract: A similar image search system includes an image database which stores a number of pieces of image data representing a number of images. Search image data representing the whole and/or a part of an image similar to which in feature is to be searched for is input and the image database is searched for similitude image data. A search report representing result of search is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Shimura
  • Patent number: 7366335
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for carrying out tomographic image processing that enables lung areas and a mediastinum in a chest tomographic image to be reproduced in one image with appropriate contrast is provided. Image data representing a chest tomographic image are obtained by using a tomography apparatus. Normalization means in a tomographic image processing apparatus normalizes the image data and obtains normalized image data. Compression processing means carries out dynamic range compression processing on the normalized image data to compress a high density range thereof. The image data after the compression processing are subjected to frequency enhancing processing, and the image data after the frequency enhancing processing are then subjected to tone conversion processing. The processed image data obtained in the above manner are reproduced by a reproduction apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takefumi Nagata, Kazuo Shimura, Takeshi Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 7333649
    Abstract: An measurement processing apparatus for efficiently measuring geometric data of an image is provided. A reference-image outputting means forms a reference-image based on an image that has been previously measured as well as a setting order data which indicates a suggestion as to the order in which the measuring points should be set and which shows the same setting order in which the measuring points were set for a previously performed measurement of a past-measurement image, and outputs the reference-image and the setting order data to an image display means. While consulting the reference-image and the setting order data displayed on the image display means, an operator can set, by use of a measuring point setting means, the measuring points at the correct positions and in the correct order in the subject image displayed on a display screen, and the geometrical data can be measured automatically and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takefumi Nagata, Kazuo Shimura, Takeshi Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 7156553
    Abstract: A portable radiation imaging system is provided which is capable of always performing imaging in a state where the tilt of the radiation emitted from a radiation source in relation to the detection surface of an image detection device is substantially perpendicular. The system is equipped with a tilt adjustment means that makes the tilt of the radiation in relation to the detection surface of a radiation image detection device substantially perpendicular by changing the tilt angle of a radiation source based on an angular signal representing the degree of tilt of the radiation in relation to said detection surface output by an angular signal output means, and a command means that generates an exposure command to the radiation source when the tilt of the radiation to be emitted from said radiation source in relation to the detection surface of said radiation image detection device is substantially perpendicular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Kazuo Shimura, Takeshi Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 7054476
    Abstract: In a measurement processing apparatus for measuring a geometric feature of an object image: a measurement-reference-element setting unit automatically sets at least one first measurement reference element for use in measurement of the geometric feature of the object image, at at least one first position on the object image based on first image data representing the object image and position information indicating at least one second position of at least one second measurement reference element which is set on a measurement reference image corresponding to the object image; and a geometric-feature measurement unit measures the geometric feature of the object image based on the at least one first position of the at least one first measurement reference element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Oosawa, Takefumi Nagata, Kazuo Shimura, Takeshi Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 7039225
    Abstract: An artificial bone template selection system includes a template data storage system in which template data representing a plurality of templates representing a plurality of artificial bones of different shapes is stored. A bone shape measuring system measures the shape of bone to be supplemented by artificial bone on the basis of bone image data representing an image including the bone to be supplemented by artificial bone. A prospective template selection system selects at least one template the shape of which substantially conforms to the shape of the bone to be supplemented by artificial bone as measured by the bone shape measuring system out of the plurality of templates represented by the template data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Kazuo Shimura, Takeshi Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 6890099
    Abstract: A portable radiation imaging system is provided which is capable of always performing imaging in a state where the tilt of the radiation emitted from a radiation source in relation to the detection surface of an image detection device is substantially perpendicular. The system is equipped with a tilt adjustment means that makes the tilt of the radiation in relation to the detection surface of a radiation image detection device substantially perpendicular by changing the tilt angle of a radiation source based on an angular signal representing the degree of tilt of the radiation in relation to said detection surface output by an angular signal output means, and a command means that generates an exposure command to the radiation source when the tilt of the radiation to be emitted from said radiation source in relation to the detection surface of said radiation image detection device is substantially perpendicular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Kazuo Shimura, Takeshi Ohkubo
  • Publication number: 20050058244
    Abstract: A portable radiation imaging system is provided which is capable of always performing imaging in a state where the tilt of the radiation emitted from a radiation source in relation to the detection surface of an image detection device is substantially perpendicular. The system is equipped with a tilt adjustment means that makes the tilt of the radiation in relation to the detection surface of a radiation image detection device substantially perpendicular by changing the tilt angle of a radiation source based on an angular signal representing the degree of tilt of the radiation in relation to said detection surface output by an angular signal output means, and a command means that generates an exposure command to the radiation source when the tilt of the radiation to be emitted from said radiation source in relation to the detection surface of said radiation image detection device is substantially perpendicular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Kazuo Shimura, Takeshi Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 6861661
    Abstract: A linear stimulating ray source produces stimulating rays and linearly irradiates them to a portion of a stimulable phosphor sheet, on which a radiation image has been stored. A photoelectric read-out system divides light, which is emitted from the portion of a front surface of the stimulable phosphor sheet exposed to the stimulating rays and/or the portion of a back surface of the stimulable phosphor sheet corresponding to the portion of the front surface exposed to the stimulating rays, into picture elements along a length direction of the portion exposed to the stimulating rays, and photoelectrically reads out the divided picture elements by arraying them in a two-dimensional form. A scanning system moves the stimulable phosphor sheet with respect to the linear stimulating ray source and the photoelectric read-out system and in a direction, which is approximately normal to the length direction of the portion exposed to the stimulating rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Nakajima, Satoshi Arakawa, Eiji Ogawa, Kazuo Shimura, Masahiko Yamada, Akira Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6812988
    Abstract: A black and white display device having pixels having a density three times higher in the horizontal direction as in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Shimura