Patents by Inventor Kenichi Niwa

Kenichi Niwa 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: 10037405
    Abstract: A medical image generation apparatus including: a 4D image data generation unit generating 4D image data composed of a plurality of 3D image data blocks each having information indicating a number in chronological order of the 3D image data blocks using image information acquired by taking images of an object; and an image generation unit generating movie data composed of a plurality of 2D image data blocks generated from the plurality of 3D image data blocks constituting the four-dimensional image data and generating relevant information associating each of the two-dimensional image data blocks constituting the movie data with one of the 3D image data blocks which is the source of the 2D image data block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Matsue, Kenichi Niwa
  • Publication number: 20180166162
    Abstract: The medical system of the embodiment comprises a recording unit, management unit, extracting unit, searching unit, and display unit. The recording unit records medical information by associating it to the classification thereof. The management unit associates and manages a plurality of situation sections in order to differentiate medical examination situations when medical care is received and a plurality of classifications of medical information. The extracting unit extracts the classification of medical information corresponding to particular situations among a plurality of situation sections based on the plurality of situation sections associated and a plurality of classifications of medical information by the management unit. The searching unit searches the classification of medical information not recorded in the recording unit among the classifications of medical information extracted by the extracting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hikaru FUTAMI, Kenichi NIWA, Kohki FUJII
  • Patent number: 9220464
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display unit displays a screen of a medical application. An acquisition unit acquires a plurality of values used in the medical application and belonging respectively to a plurality of monitoring items set in advance. A determination unit determines whether the acquired values satisfy a matching determination rule for relevance of presence or absence of a change in a value of a reference item among a plurality of monitoring items in the medical application and presence or absence of a change in a value of the other item. An alerting unit controls the display unit to display an alert when it is determined by the determination unit that the acquired values do not satisfy the matching determination rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Terai, Kenichi Niwa, Masato Shibuya, Maiko Tezuka
  • Patent number: 9176655
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image observation apparatus includes a data receiver, a display, and a controller. The controller controls the display to array medical images for each of groups, the medical images being classified into the groups in accordance with at least one of a type of medical image generation apparatus, an imaging condition, an image generation method, an imaging position, an instruction and a setting by an operator, and an imaging date/time, to display medical images corresponding to at least two of the groups, and to scroll the medical images arrayed on a display screen on a group basis based on a scroll instruction of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Niwa, Kenji Matsue
  • Patent number: 9049036
    Abstract: A computer system analyzing apparatus includes an acquiring unit which acquires information indicating at least use states of a plurality of computer resources, and a detecting unit which detects whether each of the use states of the computer resources which are indicated by the information corresponds to a state determined as an unreasonable state in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kondo, Kenichi Niwa
  • Patent number: 9019301
    Abstract: A medical image display apparatus 1 having a display component 9, an image data storage part 31, an information storage component 32, an operation component 10, and a control part 2. The display component 9 displays a medical image display screen P on which image display regions P1 to P4 are defined. The image data storage part 31 stores image data of medical images. The information storage component 34 stores process associating information 32a for associating combinations of the image display regions P1 to P4 with the processing content of image data of medical images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Matsue, Kenichi Niwa
  • Patent number: 9002075
    Abstract: A medical image storage unit stores medical image. A medical image observation terminal adds interpretation information for medical image and the creator name for interpretation information to the supplementary information of medical image. A reference terminal obtains medical image from the medical image storage unit in order to display medical image. An evaluation management unit instructs the reference terminal to display an evaluation input screen for medical image to allow an evaluation to be entered if the interpretation information has been added to the supplementary information of medical image obtained in the reference terminal, and it then adds evaluation to the supplementary information of medical image stored in the medical image storage unit after receiving an input from the reference terminal and transmits evaluation to the destination for the evaluation that corresponds to the creator name added to the supplementary information of medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Niwa, Maki Minakuchi
  • Patent number: 8989458
    Abstract: There is disclosed an image diagnosis support system which acquires a medical image from a medical image imaging unit, generates object information on the medical image, stores the medical image and the object information in a data storage unit and a database, stores case information for each patient based on the object information in correspondence with a case name and information of the medical image in an information table, collects the case information for each patient read from the information table in correspondence with the case name in accordance with a conference instruction and the medical image read from the data storage unit and the database in accordance with the information of the medical image, respectively, as conference information by a conference information display•feedback section to display the same, and feeds back a conference result based on display contents to the information table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Yamagishi, Muneyasu Kazuno, Kenichi Niwa, Takashi Masuzawa
  • Patent number: 8965072
    Abstract: A storage unit stores data of a plurality of previous images of a plurality of regions generated during a previous catheter procedure. A route map generating unit arranges a plurality of first catheter images or blood vessel images included in the plurality of previous images according to the positional relationship between the plurality of regions to generate a route map indicating the distribution of the plurality of first catheter images or blood vessel images. A specifying unit specifies a specific portion of a second catheter image included in a current image generated during a current catheter procedure. A calculating unit calculates the position of the specified specific portion on the route map on the basis of the positional relationship between the current image and the previous image. A display unit displays a specific previous image corresponding to the calculated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kouki Fujii, Masakazu Osada, Kenichi Niwa, Shinichi Hori, Yoshiaki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8924886
    Abstract: An image display device connected to an image archive device that stores multiple image data, the image display device comprising: a memory that stores address information of said multiple image data; a display part that is capable of scroll-displaying said image data in a predefined order; a manipulation part for inputting an instruction regarding the scroll display of the image data displayed on said display part; and an image display controller that determines image data to be read from said image archive device depending on the image data and scrolling speed of a display object designated with an instruction that has been input by said manipulation part, reads the image data from said image archive device based on said address information, and also causes said display part to display the image data of a new display object from among the image data that have been read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Matsue, Kenichi Niwa, Muneyasu Kazuno
  • Patent number: 8892577
    Abstract: There are provided an input unit which inputs an object with scan information attached thereto into an image of a subject acquired on the basis of the scan information, and an insertion unit which inserts report information to the object when preparation of an image interpretation report of a study based on the image is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukatsu, Akira Iwasa, Kenichi Niwa
  • Patent number: 8861809
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus includes a selection unit which selects a combination of images acquired in substantially equal time phases in a cycle from a first image group including a plurality of first images acquired at different time points in a first period by imaging an organ whose shape cyclically varies and a second image group including a plurality of second images acquired at different time points in a second period different from the first period by imaging the organ based on a characteristics value indicative of characteristics of the shape of the organ measured from the first and second image groups, and a generation unit which generates combination information indicative of the combination selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Matsue, Kenichi Niwa
  • Patent number: 8731263
    Abstract: The present invention comprises: a data storage unit for storing series image data obtained by medical image acquisition equipment and object data containing image acquisition conditions for the series image data and the specific information for specifying other series image data related to the series image data; an information management unit for generating a thumbnail image that represents combination information of the presently obtained series image data and the past related series image data by referring to the object data; and a display unit for displaying the thumbnail image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukatsu, Maki Minakuchi, Muneyasu Kazuno, Kenichi Niwa, Hiroyuki Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 8724929
    Abstract: Conditions regarding attributes of images for generating multi-frame image data including plural frames of images in one file from image data are previously stored. When image data is received, multi-frame image data is generated from the received image data based on incidental information included in the image data and the previously stored conditions. Then, the generated multi-frame image data is archived. When a request for an image is made by a certain terminal, an application functioning on the terminal is identified, and multi-frame image data compliant with the application is transmitted from among the generated multi-frame image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Niwa, Shini Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140046699
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical information system includes a first storage unit, an extraction unit, a specifying unit, and a second storage unit. The first storage unit stores clinical statuses and character strings expressing the clinical statuses in association with each other. The extraction unit extracts a character string stored in the first storage unit from examination information concerning a target examination. The specifying unit specifies the clinical status associated with the extracted character string on the first storage unit. The second storage unit stores the examination identifier of the target examination and the specified clinical status in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi FUKATSU, Hisashi Kawai, Hikaru Futami, Kenichi Niwa, Hiroki Saito
  • Patent number: 8634611
    Abstract: A first display displays a medical image based on medical image data. A second display displays a generation screen for generating a string of a medical imaging report. A display controller causes the first display and the second display to display images. An operation part is for operating a pointer displayed on the first display and the second display. An annotation generator receives designation of a position on the medical image displayed on the first display by using the pointer, and attaches sign data representing a position specification sign to the medical image data. An address information acquiring part acquires address information for reading out the medical image data to which the sign data is attached. A linking part links the address information to a link object such as a string designated by using the pointer and displayed on the generation screen displayed on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Maki Minakuchi, Kenichi Niwa
  • Publication number: 20130290826
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image display apparatus includes a display unit, an allocation unit, a storage unit. The display unit is configured to display a medical image on which a plurality of annotations are superimposed. The allocation unit is configured to allocate the plurality of annotations to a plurality of groups. The storage unit is configured to store data of at least one annotation belonging to each of the groups in association with data of the medical image on a group basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Kenichi NIWA, Hikaru Futami, Maiko Tezuka, Iwao Goto
  • Patent number: 8566367
    Abstract: Provided is a medical image information system that prepares a diagnosis report for which link information for referring to a medical image stored in an image server is set, and displays a medical image not stored in the image server. The medical image information system includes a reservation request unit that makes a storage location reservation request for the medical image not stored in the image server prior to storing the medical image not stored in the image server, a reservation unit that receives the storage location reservation request and makes reservation for storage location of the medical image not stored in the image server, and a link information setting unit that sets the link information for the reserved storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Matsue, Kenichi Niwa
  • Publication number: 20130249702
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display unit displays a screen of a medical application. An acquisition unit acquires a plurality of values used in the medical application and belonging respectively to a plurality of monitoring items set in advance. A determination unit determines whether the acquired values satisfy a matching determination rule for relevance of presence or absence of a change in a value of a reference item among a plurality of monitoring items in the medical application and presence or absence of a change in a value of the other item. An alerting unit controls the display unit to display an alert when it is determined by the determination unit that the acquired values do not satisfy the matching determination rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koichi TERAI, Kenichi Niwa, Masato Shibuya, Maiko Tezuka
  • Publication number: 20130238361
    Abstract: A medical information managing system includes a display instructing unit and an identity determining unit. The display instructing unit generates data of a screen that shows medical data concerning patient information and instructs a display device to display the screen if the medical data concerning the patient information is acquired from a storing device and if a medical application for displaying the acquired medical data is executed. The identity determining unit determines, if a plurality of the medical applications are executed, an identity of a plurality of pieces of patient information corresponding to the respective medical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicants: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koichi TERAI, Kenichi Niwa, Naoto Takaku, Yosuke Hirasawa