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).

  • Publication number: 20170315056
    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: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: KOICHIRO KISHIMA
  • Patent number: 9749048
    Abstract: A connector provided on a projector has an RF chip. A plug connected to the connector has an RF chip at a position opposite to the RF chip of the connector. When a protruding section of the plug is inserted and fit into an aperture section of the connector, the RF chip of the plug and the RF chip of the connector perform wireless communication with each other in a non-contact state. Thus, a connecting tool can be easily attached to/detached from a receiving tool without breaking a terminal due to contact such as in a case where a conventional contact type terminal is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ayataka Nishio, Tamotsu Yamagami
  • Publication number: 20160349493
    Abstract: There is provided a scanning unit including a first base provided with a scanning mechanism at least having a laser light source that emits laser light of a predetermined wavelength and a scanner that scans a scanned body by using the laser light, a second base that is located at a surface of the first base opposite a surface thereof provided with the scanning mechanism and that is thermally separated from the first base; and a temperature adjustment mechanism that is provided between the first base and the second base and that adjusts a temperature of the scanning mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUI, Masaaki HARA, Yoshiki OKAMOTO, Kenji TANAKA, Fumisada MAEDA, Koichiro KISHIMA
  • Patent number: 9438848
    Abstract: An image obtaining apparatus includes: a light source configured to irradiate a biological sample having a fluorescent label with an excitation light, the excitation light exciting the fluorescent label; a focus moving unit configured to move a focus position of an optical system in the thickness direction of the biological sample; and a data processing unit configured to expose an image sensor to light while moving the focus position of the optical system in each of a plurality of preset scanning ranges to thereby obtain fluorescent images of the biological sample, each of the plurality of scanning ranges having a predetermined scanning length, the predetermined scanning length being smaller than the length of a bright-point detection range of the biological sample in the thickness direction, the center positions of the scanning ranges being different from each other in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 9386233
    Abstract: An image acquisition apparatus includes an optical system, an imaging device, a movement controller, and a multiple exposure processing unit. The optical system includes an objective lens for magnifying a portion of an imaging target. The imaging device is capable of performing all-pixel simultaneous exposure and is configured to image the portion magnified by the optical system. The movement controller is configured to move a focal point of the objective lens in a thickness direction of the portion of the imaging target. The multiple exposure processing unit is configured to perform multiple exposure of the imaging device at a plurality of positions such that, for each of ranges sectioned by positions in a direction in which the focal point is movable, an average image that covers each of the ranges is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ryu Narusawa, Fumiyasu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9338408
    Abstract: An image obtaining apparatus includes: a light source configured to irradiate a biological sample having a fluorescent label with excitation light, the excitation light exciting the fluorescent label; an optical system including an objective lens, the objective lens being configured to magnify an imaging target of the biological sample; an image sensor configured to form an image of the imaging target magnified by the objective lens; a movement controller configured to move a focus position of the optical system in an imaging range including at least a range corresponding to the thickness of the imaging target; and a data processing unit configured to exposure the image sensor to light while moving the focus position in the imaging range and obtain a fluorescent image of the biological sample, to thereby calculate distribution information of the fluorescent label in a thickness direction of the imaging target based on the fluorescent image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ryu Narusawa, Fumiyasu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9322782
    Abstract: An image obtaining apparatus and an image obtaining method are provided. The image obtaining apparatus including a light source configured to generate excitation light causing a fluorescent label of a biological sample to emit light; an image sensor; an optical system configured to cause the image sensor to form a fluorescent image of the partial area of the biological sample; a movement control unit; a generation unit configured to continuously expose the image sensor during the movement of the focal position of the optical system, and to generate a long-time exposed image of the partial area; and a calculation unit configured to analyze a frequency of the generated long-time exposed image, and to calculate positional information in the optical axis direction of the fluorescent label by using at least results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 9288330
    Abstract: A server connected to a client terminal via a network, includes a conference room management unit that manages a conference room for holding a conference, and a medical image holding unit that holds the predetermined number of medical image data including medical image data linked to the conference, wherein the conference room management unit manages one state which is a conference live state and other states which are different from the one state as a conference room state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Miyama, Masato Kajimoto, Kenji Yamane, Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 9246588
    Abstract: A connector provided on a projector has an RF chip. A plug connected to the connector has an RF chip at a position opposite to the RF chip of the connector. When a protruding section of the plug is inserted and fit into an aperture section of the connector, the RF chip of the plug and the RF chip of the connector perform wireless communication with each other in a non-contact state. Thus, a connecting tool can be easily attached to/detached from a receiving tool without breaking a terminal due to contact such as in a case where a conventional contact type terminal is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ayataka Nishio, Tamotsu Yamagami
  • Publication number: 20160018611
    Abstract: A connector provided on a projector has an RF chip. A plug connected to the connector has an RF chip at a position opposite to the RF chip of the connector. When a protruding section of the plug is inserted and fit into an aperture section of the connector, the RF chip of the plug and the RF chip of the connector perform wireless communication with each other in a non-contact state. Thus, a connecting tool can be easily attached to/detached from a receiving tool without breaking a terminal due to contact such as in a case where a conventional contact type terminal is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ayataka Nishio, Tamotsu Yamagami
  • Patent number: 9235040
    Abstract: A biological sample image acquiring apparatus includes: an objective lens magnifying a region of a biological sample; an imaging device imaging the region magnified by the objective lens; a movement controller moving the focus of the objective lens in the thickness direction of the target region of the biological sample and moving the image of the region, which magnified by the objective lens to be imaged onto an imaging device, in an in-plane direction; and a biological sample image acquiring unit acquiring a biological sample image of the region by exposing the imaging device to light while the movement controller is moving the image of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 9118417
    Abstract: A connector provided on a projector has an RF chip. A plug connected to the connector has an RF chip at a position opposite to the RF chip of the connector. When a protruding section of the plug is inserted and fit into an aperture section of the connector, the RF chip of the plug and the RF chip of the connector perform wireless communication with each other in a non-contact state. Thus, a connecting tool can be easily attached to/detached from a receiving tool without breaking a terminal due to contact such as in a case where a conventional contact type terminal is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ayataka Nishio, Tamotu Yamagami
  • Patent number: 9110306
    Abstract: A tissue-slice image acquirement and display apparatus includes: an entire-image acquirer that acquires a bright-field image of an entirety of a first slice of a tissue and a dark-field image of an entirety of a second slice of the tissue; a modifier that modifies a profile shape of a slice portion in the dark-field image on the basis of a profile shape of a slice portion in the bright-field image; a magnified-image acquirer that determines a range encompassing the second slice on the basis of the profile shape of the modified slice portion and that acquires, in a dark field, a magnified image of the second slice in the determined range; and a display controller that causes the bright-field image to be displayed and that causes a portion of the magnified image, the portion corresponding to a position selected in the bright-field image, to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hayashi, Koichiro Kishima, Takashi Yamamoto, Nobuhiro Kihara, Takamichi Yamakoshi, Fumiyasu Suzuki, Ryu Narusawa
  • Publication number: 20150226949
    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: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukumoto, Masaaki Hara, Yoshiki Okamoto, Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 9100532
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an output signal obtaining unit that is connected to a pixel group having a first pixel, a second pixel, and a third pixel and obtains a first output signal, a second output signal, and a third output signal, a spectral sensitivity determination unit that determines a first spectral sensitivity, a second spectral sensitivity, and a third spectral sensitivity, which are spectral sensitivities of the first, second, and third output signals, respectively, with respect to a wavelength of incident light entering the pixel group, an output signal amplification unit that amplifies the first, second, and third output signals based on the first, second, and third spectral sensitivities, respectively, and an image generation unit calculates pixel values of the first pixel, the second pixel, and the third pixel from the first output signal, the second output signal, and the third output signal amplified, and generates an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryu Narusawa, Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20150185456
    Abstract: A microscope system includes: a light source configured to emit first excitation light for causing a fluorescent substance of a biological sample stained with the fluorescent substance to emit light; an objective lens configured to condense the first excitation light to the biological sample; a scanning mechanism configured to change an orientation of the first excitation light from the light source such that the first excitation light condensed by the objective lens scans the biological sample; a photodetector configured to input a first fluorescence that is generated from the biological sample by the first excitation light condensed to the biological sample, and to convert the first fluorescence into an electrical signal; and a macro imaging unit configured to apply second excitation light to the biological sample, and to capture an image of a second fluorescence by macro imaging, the second fluorescence being generated from the biological sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20150177501
    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: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Masaaki Hara
  • Patent number: 9029803
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fluorescent-image acquisition apparatus including an excitement-light source; an objective lens; an image pickup device; focal-point movement control means; and image-pickup control means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 8963105
    Abstract: An image obtaining apparatus includes: a light source configured to irradiate a biological sample having a fluorescent label with an excitation light, the excitation light exciting the fluorescent label; an optical system including an objective lens, the objective lens being configured to magnify an imaging target of the biological sample; an image sensor configured to form an image of the imaging target magnified by the objective lens; a movement controller configured to move a focus position of the optical system in an extended range, the extended range being obtained by adding predetermined margins to both ends of the imaging target in a thickness range; and a light-exposure controller configured to expose the image sensor to light while moving the focus position of the optical system in the extended range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 8942417
    Abstract: A method for detecting the specimen region includes the first step for the first region detecting unit to detect the first region which is a region with contrast in the first image of an object for observation which is photographed under illumination with visible light, the second step for the second region detecting unit to detect the second region which is a region with contrast in the second image of the object for observation which is photographed under illumination with ultraviolet light, and the third step for the specimen region defining unit to define, based on the first and second regions mentioned above, the specimen region where there exists the specimen in the object for observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ryu Narusawa, Goh Matsunobu