Patents by Inventor Koichiro Kishima

Koichiro Kishima 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: 10802257
    Abstract: A microscope system includes a microscope apparatus including a stage on which a sample is placed and an objective lens that collects laser light to the sample on the stage, a light source unit including a light source that emits the laser light, a scanning mechanism configured to guide the laser light from the light source unit and change a direction of the guided laser light to scan the sample on the stage, a photodetector configured to guide returned light from the objective lens of the microscope apparatus and convert the guided light into an electrical signal, a controller configured to control at least the scanning mechanism and generate image data from the electrical signal output from the photodetector, and a computer connected to the controller through a bus interface and configured to process the image data transferred from the controller through the bus interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Masaaki Hara
  • Publication number: 20200268447
    Abstract: [Object] There is provided .a medical laser irradiation device and a medical laser irradiation method, both of which are capable removing plaque adhering to the angioendothelium more safely using laser light. [Solution] A medical laser irradiation device according to the present disclosure includes a first laser light source configured to emit a first laser light having a wavelength band that is selectively absorbed by plaque existing inside a blood vessel of a living body; a second laser light source configured to emit a second laser light having a wavelength band that is selectively absorbed by the plaque calcified and existing inside the blood vessel; and an optical fiber configured to coaxially guide the first laser light and the second laser light, and at least a part of which is inserted into the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: KOICHIRO KISHIMA, TAKUYA KISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10753871
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an information processing device, an image acquisition system, an information processing method, an image information acquisition method, and a program which enable a position of a surface of a measurement subject to be more simply specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20200154988
    Abstract: An imaging device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a first polarization section, a second polarization section, a rotation control section, and a generation section. The first polarization section irradiates a body tissue with polarization light of a first polarization direction. The second polarization section extracts a polarization component of a second polarization direction that intersects with the first polarization direction, from beams of reflection light that are the polarization light reflected by the body tissue. The rotation control section that rotates each of the first polarization direction and the second polarization direction while maintaining an intersection angle between the first polarization direction and the second polarization direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: TAKANORI FUKAZAWA, GORO FUJITA, KOICHIRO KISHIMA, KAZUKI IKESHITA, SHUN SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190340963
    Abstract: To improve visual recognition of a medical practitioner on information displayed on a screen under a shadowless lamp. There is provided an information processing device including: an information acquisition unit that acquires information from an information providing device that provides the information related to quantitative numerical values to be grasped by a medical practitioner involved with a medical practice; an image data generation unit that generates image data related to the acquired information; and a control unit that controls an installation position of a light source irradiating drawing light having illuminance visually recognizable under a shadowless lamp or an operation state of an optical system that scans an irradiation position of the drawing light so as to draw the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: KOICHIRO KISHIMA, AKIO FURUKAWA, HIROSHI MAEDA, NAOTO NAKAMURA, GEORGERO KONNO
  • Publication number: 20190258039
    Abstract: A microscope system includes a microscope apparatus including a stage on which a sample is placed and an objective lens that collects laser light to the sample on the stage, a light source unit including a light source that emits the laser light, a scanning mechanism configured to guide the laser light from the light source unit and change a direction of the guided laser light to scan the sample on the stage, a photodetector configured to guide returned light from the objective lens of the microscope apparatus and convert the guided light into an electrical signal, a controller configured to control at least the scanning mechanism and generate image data from the electrical signal output from the photodetector, and a computer connected to the controller through a bus interface and configured to process the image data transferred from the controller through the bus interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Masaaki Hara
  • Patent number: 10310244
    Abstract: A microscope system includes a microscope apparatus including a stage on which a sample is placed and an objective lens that collects laser light to the sample on the stage, a light source unit including a light source that emits the laser light, a scanning mechanism configured to guide the laser light from the light source unit and change a direction of the guided laser light to scan the sample on the stage, a photodetector configured to guide returned light from the objective lens of the microscope apparatus and convert the guided light into an electrical signal, a controller configured to control at least the scanning mechanism and generate image data from the electrical signal output from the photodetector, and a computer connected to the controller through a bus interface and configured to process the image data transferred from the controller through the bus interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Masaaki Hara
  • Publication number: 20190113454
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an information processing device, an image acquisition system, an information processing method, an image information acquisition method, and a program which enable a position of a surface of a measurement subject to be more simply specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: KOICHIRO KISHIMA
  • Patent number: 10215684
    Abstract: A fine particle detection device according to the present disclosure includes: a first irradiation portion configured to radiate excitation light to a flow passage in which a fine particle flows to excite fluorescent light from the fine particle; a first separation portion configured to separate the excitation light and the fluorescent light from light that has been radiated to the flow passage by the first irradiation portion; a first detection portion configured to detect the fluorescent light separated by the first separation portion; a second irradiation portion configured to radiate the excitation light separated by the first separation portion to the flow passage to excite the fluorescent light from the fine particle; a second separation portion configured to separate the excitation light and the fluorescent light from light that has been radiated to the flow passage by the second irradiation portion; and a second detection portion configured to detect the fluorescent light separated by the second separ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20190046041
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit, a cutting-out unit, and a display controller. The storage unit is configured to store an image of fluorescence emitted from an observation target area of a living body in a recording medium as a fluorescence image of the observation target area, the image of fluorescence being captured with a first definition, the image of fluorescence being obtained by applying excitation light to the observation target area to which a fluorescent reagent is added in advance. The cutting-out unit is configured to cause a user to select at least a partial area of the fluorescence image and to cut out the selected area as a fluorescence image of a ROI area. The display controller is configured to cause a display unit to display the fluorescence image of a ROI area with a second definition that is lower than the first definition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corpoation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 10200122
    Abstract: A communication device is disclosed herein. In an example embodiment, a communication device includes an aperture section configured to attach to a protruding section of another communication device magnetically, and a first wireless communicator configured to wirelessly communicate with a second wireless communicator of the another communication device at a frequency associated with a millimeter-wave band, the first wireless communicator including at least one transmitting coupler, wherein the at least one transmitting coupler converts a wired signal to a radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ayataka Nishio, Tamotsu Yamagami
  • Patent number: 10190982
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an information processing device, an image acquisition system, an information processing method, an image information acquisition method, and a program which enable a position of a surface of a measurement subject to be more simply specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20180360299
    Abstract: A medical imaging system (10) including an optical branching device (101) having a plurality of optical paths for guiding light for imaging a target comprising a biotissue, each of the optical paths corresponding to an optical port connectable to an external device for imaging, wherein at least one path of the plurality of optical paths is configured both to guide the irradiation light to the biotissue and to guide light from the biotissue, and wherein the optical branching device includes a plurality of prisms and at least one joint surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro KISHIMA, Takuya KISHIMOTO, Akio FURUKAWA, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10143378
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit, a cutting-out unit, and a display controller. The storage unit is configured to store an image of fluorescence emitted from an observation target area of a living body in a recording medium as a fluorescence image of the observation target area, the image of fluorescence being captured with a first definition, the image of fluorescence being obtained by applying excitation light to the observation target area to which a fluorescent reagent is added in advance. The cutting-out unit is configured to cause a user to select at least a partial area of the fluorescence image and to cut out the selected area as a fluorescence image of a ROI area. The display controller is configured to cause a display unit to display the fluorescence image of a ROI area with a second definition that is lower than the first definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20180310860
    Abstract: A distance measurement device according to the present disclosure includes: a light source configured to emit pulsed laser light; a superimposition portion configured to superimpose reflection light obtained by reflection of the pulsed laser light by an object to be measured and reference light that is the pulsed laser light; a saturation output portion, on which the reference light and the reflection light superimposed on each other are made incident, configured to output light having a saturated light quantity when incident light reaches a predetermined light quantity due to superimposition of pulses of the reflection light and the reference light; and a light-receiving portion configured to receive the light outputted from the saturation output portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventor: KOICHIRO KISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20180306697
    Abstract: A fine particle detection device according to the present disclosure includes: a first irradiation portion configured to radiate excitation light to a flow passage in which a fine particle flows to excite fluorescent light from the fine particle; a first separation portion configured to separate the excitation light and the fluorescent light from light that has been radiated to the flow passage by the first irradiation portion; a first detection portion configured to detect the fluorescent light separated by the first separation portion; a second irradiation portion configured to radiate the excitation light separated by the first separation portion to the flow passage to excite the fluorescent light from the fine particle; a second separation portion configured to separate the excitation light and the fluorescent light from light that has been radiated to the flow passage by the second irradiation portion; and a second detection portion configured to detect the fluorescent light separated by the second separ
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventor: KOICHIRO KISHIMA
  • Patent number: 9964757
    Abstract: There is provided a laser scanning microscope apparatus including a first moving part equipped with an objective lens and configured to move the objective lens in a first direction, and a second moving part configured to be movable in a second direction orthogonal to the first moving part and equipped with the first moving part and a reflecting mirror that guides laser light radiated to an observation object and returning light of the observation object in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukumoto, Masaaki Hara, Yoshiki Okamoto, Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20180110414
    Abstract: The location of a tumor can be more easily and accurately recognized in the photodynamic diagnosis in which: a fluorescence image is produced by radiating excitation light having a specific wavelength from an excitation light source and capturing an image of fluorescence from a photosensitizer excited by the excitation light by a fluorescence imaging device; and an integrated image is produced by integrating the fluorescence image with a first image representing a positional relation of at least a part of a human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro KISHIMA, Hiroshi MAEDA, Takuya KISHIMOTO, Takashi YAMAGUCHI, Kazuki IKESHITA
  • Publication number: 20180093104
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light irradiation method using a pulse laser, which can be applied to technology of PDD and/or PDT, and a system for treating a tumor, which has an enhanced tumoricidal effect. A light irradiation method of irradiating a cell into which a photosensitive compound capable of generating singlet oxygen has been incorporated with a pulse laser having a wavelength within a Soret band is provided. The pulse width of the pulse laser can be set to 100 psec or less, and the wavelength can be set to 405±10 nm. As the photosensitive compound capable of generating singlet oxygen, an agent for photodynamic therapy (PDT) or an agent for photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: KAZUKI IKESHITA, TAKUYA KISHIMOTO, TAKASHI YAMAGUCHI, KOICHIRO KISHIMA, HIROSHI MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20170317753
    Abstract: A communication device is disclosed herein. In an example embodiment, a communication device includes an aperture section configured to attach to a protruding section of another communication device magnetically, and a first wireless communicator configured to wirelessly communicate with a second wireless communicator of the another communication device at a frequency associated with a millimeter-wave band, the first wireless communicator including at least one transmitting coupler, wherein the at least one transmitting coupler converts a wired signal to a radio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ayataka Nishio, Tamotsu Yamagami