Patents by Inventor Kenichiro HIROSE

Kenichiro HIROSE 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: 20230280267
    Abstract: An analysis and observation device includes: an electromagnetic wave emitter that emits a primary electromagnetic wave; a reflective object lens having a primary mirror provided with a primary reflection surface reflecting a secondary electromagnetic wave and a secondary mirror provided with a secondary reflection surface receiving and further reflecting the secondary electromagnetic wave; first and second detectors that receive the secondary electromagnetic wave and generate an intensity distribution spectrum; and a controller that performs component analysis of a sample based on the intensity distribution spectrum. A transmissive region through which the primary electromagnetic wave is transmitted is provided at a center of the secondary mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke IMAI, Kenichiro HIROSE
  • Patent number: 11686668
    Abstract: An analysis and observation device includes: an electromagnetic wave emitter that emits a primary electromagnetic wave; a reflective object lens having a primary mirror provided with a primary reflection surface reflecting a secondary electromagnetic wave and a secondary mirror provided with a secondary reflection surface receiving and further reflecting the secondary electromagnetic wave; first and second detectors that receive the secondary electromagnetic wave and generate an intensity distribution spectrum; and a controller that performs component analysis of a sample based on the intensity distribution spectrum. A transmissive region through which the primary electromagnetic wave is transmitted is provided at a center of the secondary mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Imai, Kenichiro Hirose
  • Publication number: 20230032192
    Abstract: A change in a substance in a depth direction of an analyte is easily estimated. An analysis and observation device includes: a library holding section that holds a substance library in which a substance is associated with a type of an element constituting the substance and a content of the element; and a component analysis section that estimates a type of an element constituting a substance and a content of the element based on a spectrum, and estimates the substance based on estimated characteristics and the substance library. The component analysis section estimates a type of an element constituting a substance, a content of the element, and the substance at each of a plurality of positions having different analysis depths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato OHBA, Kenichiro HIROSE, Ryosuke KONDO
  • Publication number: 20230035039
    Abstract: An analysis and observation device includes: a component analysis section that performs component analysis of an analyte; an output section that outputs one component analysis result to an analysis history holding section; the analysis history holding section that holds a plurality of component analysis results as an analysis history; and an identifying section that identifies a component analysis result similar to the component analysis result obtained by the component analysis section from among the plurality of component analysis results held in the analysis history holding section. The analysis history holding section holds the analysis history to which the component analysis result has been newly added according to the output of the component analysis result by the output section, and the identifying section identifies a component analysis result similar to the one component analysis result from among results of the component analysis performed by the component analysis section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro HIROSE, Ryosuke KONDO, Hayato OHBA
  • Publication number: 20220349827
    Abstract: It is possible to save time and effort required for imaging of an analysis point and to improve usability of an analysis device. An analysis and observation device as a laser-induced breakdown spectroscope includes: a first camera, an electromagnetic wave emitter that emits laser light to a sample; a reflective object lens that collects plasma light generated in the sample; first and second detectors that generate intensity distribution spectra; and a processor. The processor controls the first camera in response to reception of a start trigger signal to generate a pre-irradiation image that is an image before the sample is irradiated with the laser light, and controls the electromagnetic wave emitter after controlling the first camera to emit the laser light to the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke KONDO, Kenichiro HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20220349848
    Abstract: An analysis and observation device includes an analysis unit, a primary storage device that reads a substance library in which types of substances are associated with a plurality of characteristics, and a processor that executes processing based on the substance library. The substance library is configured by storing hierarchical information of superclasses each of which represents a general term of a substance and subclasses each of which represents a type of the substance. A processor includes: a spectrum acquirer that acquires an intensity distribution spectrum; a characteristic extractor that extracts a characteristic of a substance based on the intensity distribution spectrum; a substance estimator that estimates the type of the substance from subclasses based on the extracted characteristic; and a user interface controller that causes a display to display the estimated subclass and the superclass to which the subclass belongs in a hierarchical manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato OHBA, Kenichiro HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20220349813
    Abstract: An analysis and observation device includes: an electromagnetic wave emitter that emits a primary electromagnetic wave; a reflective object lens having a primary mirror provided with a primary reflection surface reflecting a secondary electromagnetic wave and a secondary mirror provided with a secondary reflection surface receiving and further reflecting the secondary electromagnetic wave; first and second detectors that receive the secondary electromagnetic wave and generate an intensity distribution spectrum; and a controller that performs component analysis of a sample based on the intensity distribution spectrum. A transmissive region through which the primary electromagnetic wave is transmitted is provided at a center of the secondary mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke IMAI, Kenichiro HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20220113530
    Abstract: An analysis and observation device includes: an observation optical system including an objective lens that has an observation optical axis and collects light from a sample placed on a placement stage, and a second camera that captures an image of the sample based on the light from the sample received through the objective lens; an electromagnetic wave emitter that emits an electromagnetic wave; a reflective object lens that has an analysis optical axis parallel to the observation optical axis and collects an electromagnetic wave and irradiates the sample with the collected electromagnetic wave, and collects light from the sample, and first and second detectors that generate an intensity distribution spectrum based on the electromagnetic wave collected by the reflective object lens; and a horizontal drive mechanism which moves relative positions of the observation optical system and the analysis optical system with respect to the placement stage along a horizontal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Keyence Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichiro HIROSE