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: 20120140999
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image processing method, including: comparing a first low-magnification image as a low-magnification image of a first observation object, and a second low-magnification image of a second observation object similar to the first observation object with each other by an image comparing portion, thereby obtaining a difference between a position of the first observation object in the first low-magnification image, and a position of the second observation object in the second low-magnification image; and displaying a first high-magnification image as a high-magnification image of the first observation object, and a second high-magnification image as a high-magnification image of the second observation object in conjunction with each other in accordance with the difference on a display device by an image displaying portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20120140983
    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: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro KISHIMA, Ryu NARUSAWA, Goh MATSUNOBU
  • Publication number: 20120139947
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processor including: a display setup information acquisition section adapted to acquire, as display setup information, information about the layout of a plurality of displays in a display space formed by arranging the plurality of displays adjacently; and an image adjustment section adapted to adjust, based on the display setup information, at least either the position or size of a subimage so as to ensure that the subimage does not spread across a boundary between the displays when an image including a main image and the subimage smaller than the main image is displayed in the display space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Masashi Kimoto
  • Publication number: 20120096091
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Miyama, Masato Kajimoto, Kenji Yamane, Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20120016230
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a first illumination unit to apply visible light to a subject having a fluorescent substance; a second illumination unit to apply excitation light to the subject so that fluorescence is generated from the fluorescent substance; an optical filter unit to cause the visible light and the fluorescence to pass therethrough, and shield the excitation light; an imaging unit including imaging elements to generate image signals, and an output unit to read the image signals from the imaging elements and output image information; an optical element to divide the visible light into component light beams, cause the divided light beams to be incident on the imaging elements, and cause the fluorescence to be incident on at least one imaging element; and a control means for alternately applying the visible light and the excitation light and alternately outputting image information of the visible light and the fluorescence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Tetsumasa Yonemitsu, Gakuho Fukushi
  • Publication number: 20110317058
    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: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryu Narusawa, Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20110316998
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an interface connected to a microscope having a stage having a placement surface on which a sample including a target is placed, an objective lens that zooms in an image of the sample, and an image pickup element that forms the image of the sample, a controller, and a memory. The controller causes a focus of the objective lens to shift in a vertical direction to the placement surface, and causes the image pickup element to be exposed, thereby obtaining a first image. The controller performs a uniform shift of the focus in the vertical direction and a uniform linear shift thereof in a parallel direction to the placement surface, and causes the image pickup element to be exposed, thereby obtaining a second image. The controller calculates a position of the target in the vertical direction based on the first and second images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20110317924
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including: an edge detection processing section configured to generate an edge image by performing edge detection processing on a detection target image from which a target object is to be detected; a segment area setting section configured to segmentalize the edge image into a plurality of segment areas; an index value calculation section configured to calculate, for each of the plurality of segment areas, an edge component index value that indicates an amount of edge components included in each segment area; and a target object determining section configured to determine whether there is an image of the target object in each segment area based on the edge component index value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gakuho Fukushi, Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20110315851
    Abstract: It is possible to generate image data of a biological tissue in a short time. A focus information generating device (2) receives a first reflected light beam (Lr1) split from a reflected light beam (Lr) and a second reflected light beam (Lr2) passing through a pin-hole plate (36). A signal processing unit (13) calculates a uniform reflectance (RE) representing a light amount ratio of the second reflected light beam (Lr2) to the first reflected light beam (Lr1) along with a sum signal (SS) and a difference signal (SD). An integrated control unit (11) detects a position (Z1) corresponding to a top surface (104A) of a cover glass (104) on the basis of the sum signal (SS) and the difference signal (SD) and detects a position (Z3) representing a biological tissue (102) on the basis of the sum signal (SS) and the uniform reflectance (RE).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Yu Hirono, Takamichi Yamakoshi
  • Publication number: 20110292197
    Abstract: To form a clear image of a body tissue. An image forming apparatus (1) forms a standard image (P1) and an other picked-up image (PC2) by connecting standard picked-up images (PC1) at standard positions (Z1) to each other and connecting other picked-up images (PC2) at other positions (Z2) to each other with respect to imaging points (QC). In addition, the image forming apparatus (1) determines whether or not air bubbles (BB) are contained in an embedding substance (103) on the basis of the standard image (P1) and substitutes the standard image (P1) with the other image (P2) in a part where the air bubbles (BB) are contained to form a body tissue image (PR). In this manner, the image forming apparatus (1) can form the body tissue image (PR) which is nearly completely clear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20110285838
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a first setting unit and a second setting unit. The first setting unit sets position coordinates of first photography regions arranged along a first direction of two orthogonal axial directions so that the first photography regions adjacent to each other have first overlapping regions where the first photography regions overlap with each other in the first direction. The second setting unit sets position coordinates of second photography regions arranged along the first direction based on the position coordinates of the first photography regions so that the second photography regions adjacent to each other have second overlapping regions where the second photography regions overlap with each other in the first direction, the second photography regions overlap with the first photography regions in a second direction of the two axial directions, and the second overlapping regions are prevented from overlapping with the first overlapping regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Gakuho Fukushi, Ryu Narusawa
  • Publication number: 20110286703
    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: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Ayataka Nishio, Tamotu Yamagami
  • Publication number: 20110216182
    Abstract: A sample-image acquisition apparatus includes: an image taking device; a movement control section; and a sample-image acquisition section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 7994574
    Abstract: A double-structure silicon on insulator (SOI) substrate with a silicon layer, an insulation film (silicon oxide film), a silicon layer, and an insulation film in this order from the side of the surface. The upper-layer insulation film is formed so as to have a uniform distribution of depth while the lower-layer insulation film is formed so as to have a non-uniform distribution of depth so that a thick portion may be formed in the silicon layer along a predetermined path. The refractive index of Si is 3.5 and the refractive index of SiO2 is 1.5. The thick portion of the silicon layer provides a core and the insulation films corresponding to this thick portion provide clads, thereby forming an optical waveguide along the predetermined path. The silicon layer at the side of the surface has a uniform thickness, thereby enabling characteristics of MOS devices fabricated on various portions of the silicon layer to be met with each other easily and facilitating a design of the electrical device as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20110157349
    Abstract: A stage control device is provided and includes: an obtaining section obtaining a set of images as different visual points in all or a part of a sample set as a photographing object; a distance calculating section calculating a distance between each pixel of one image to be set as a reference in the set of images and a relative pixel in the other image; a tilt angle calculating section calculating a tilt angle of the sample using the distance calculated by the distance calculating section; and an adjusting section adjusting a tilt angle of a stage surface on which the sample is disposed so as to minimize a tilt within an angle of view of a photographed picture on a basis of the tilt angle of the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Yamamoto, Koichiro Kishima, Ryu Narusawa, Yu Hirono, Fumiyasu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20110102572
    Abstract: A microscope system includes an accommodation unit, a stage, an optical system, an image pickup unit, a movement mechanism, a control unit, an image processing unit, and a display unit. The accommodation unit is capable of accommodating a plurality of specimens. On the stage, each of the specimens loaded from the accommodation unit is placed. The optical system includes a lens for spherical aberration correction. The image pickup unit is capable of capturing a partial image of each of the specimens placed on the stage, via the optical system. The movement mechanism moves the lens for spherical aberration correction along an optical axis. The control unit controls movement of the lens for spherical aberration correction by the movement mechanism and correct spherical aberration. The image processing unit combines the partial images captured by the image pickup unit and generate a composite image. The display unit displays the generated composite image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kihara, Kiyoshi Osato, Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20110049386
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for producing an image associated with a biological sample is provided. The biological sample is focused on the biological sample based on fluorescence of a first fluorescent material and the image is captured based on fluorescence of the second fluorescent material. A computer readable memory device storing instructions to cause a data processing unit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Takashi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110052038
    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: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: NOBUHIRO HAYASHI, KOICHIRO KISHIMA, TAKASHI YAMAMOTO, NOBUHIRO KIHARA, TAKAMICHI YAMAKOSHI, FUMIYASU SUZUKI, RYU NARUSAWA
  • Publication number: 20110049389
    Abstract: A fluorescent image obtaining device includes a light source that irradiates light such that a fluorescent material marked on a target in a biological sample lies in a non-excited state and a fluorescent material marked on a control with the target lies in an excited state, and an imaging unit that takes an image including the entire biological sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Yu Hirono, Nobuhiro Hayashi, Takamichi Yamakoshi, Nobuhiro Kihara, Takashi Yamamoto, Fumiyasu Suzuki, Ryu Narusawa
  • Publication number: 20110037875
    Abstract: An image acquisition apparatus includes: an imaging device on which an image of a small area allocated to an area to be imaged is formed; a detection section detecting intensity of light irradiated on the small area from a light source; an integration section integrating the intensity of light detected by the detection section; if an integration value of the intensity of light integrated by the integration section from a point in time when light is emitted from the light source is greater than a predetermined threshold value, a light-source control section terminates light emission; an exposure control section starting exposure of the imaging device before light is emitted from the light source and terminating exposure of the imaging device after emission of light from the light source is terminated; and an image acquisition section acquiring the image of the small area as a divided image from the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takamichi Yamakoshi, Koichiro Kishima