Patents by Inventor Koichiro Nishikawa

Koichiro Nishikawa 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: 10732397
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, an imaging unit connected to the microscope body and including an image sensor for capturing a microscopic image, and an XY stage configured to place a slide and move in an X direction and a Y direction. The microscope system changes an arrangement of the image sensor with respect to the microscope body so as to cause a direction defined by a pixel arrangement of the image sensor to align with one of the X direction and the Y direction of the XY stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200159000
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, a stage configured to place a slide as an observation target and move in an X direction and a Y direction. The microscope system changes an arrangement of the placed slide with respect to the stage so as to cause a direction indicated by a mark provided on the slide placed on the stage to align with one of the X direction and the Y direction of the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10634897
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, an image sensor mounted on the microscope body, and a stage that moves in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction, and places a slide as an observation object. The stage includes a mark used to indicate a stage reference position. The microscope system obtains positions of the stage in the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction, and detects the stage reference position indicated by a mark provided on the stage and a slide reference position indicated by a mark provided on a slide placed on the stage. The microscope system manages the position of the stage by coordinates based on the slide reference position if the slide reference position is detected, and manages the position of the stage by coordinates based on the stage reference position if the slide reference position is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Masahiro Ando, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200057292
    Abstract: A stage apparatus for a microscope comprises a first stage provided on a minor base of the microscope and fixed to a stage member that moves in an optical axis direction, a second stage that relatively moves over a surface of the first stage in a first direction, a third stage that relatively moves over a surface of the second stage in a second direction, the third stage having a placement portion for placing a microscope slide, and an exterior cover for covering at least a portion of the second stage and the third stage, the exterior cover being fixed to the first stage or the stage member. The exterior cover provides a space for the second stage and the third stage to move, and exposes the placement portion of the third stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahiro Ando, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa, Koji Kimura, Shigeki Sakurai, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Hiroki Kobayashi, Takuji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10527836
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, a stage configured to place a slide as an observation target and move in an X direction and a Y direction. The microscope system changes an arrangement of the placed slide with respect to the stage so as to cause a direction indicated by a mark provided on the slide placed on the stage to align with one of the X direction and the Y direction of the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190000026
    Abstract: The Delosperma plant (1a) is characterized by being capable of maintaining a flowering state in case where an air temperature is more than a prescribed temperature, even when it gets dark at nightime, wherein the prescribed temperature is 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. This configuration shows that it is possible to produce the Delosperma plant(1a) with a characteristic of having longer blooming hours than conventional varieties of Delosperma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190000027
    Abstract: The Heliotropium.arborescens plant (1) of the present invention comprises at least one flower with more than 6 petals. The number of petals consists of the number of the outer petals (1a) and the inner petaloids (1b) of the Heliotropium. The Heliotropium.arborescens plant (1) has a double-flower trait with many petals, therefore, it is more valuable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20180352768
    Abstract: The Delosperma plant (1) comprises a flower with more than 150 petals, wherein the number of the petals consists of the number of outer petals (1a) and the number of inner petaloids (1b) around a pistil of the flower. This configuration shows that it is possible to produce the Delosperma plant (1) with a characteristic of having a large number of petals (more than twice as much) than conventional cultivars of Delosperma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Koichiro NISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180310502
    Abstract: The Delosperma plant (1) comprises a flower with more than 150 petals, wherein the number of the petals consists of the number of outer petals (1a) and the number of inner petaloids (1b) around a pistil of the flower. This configuration shows that it is possible to produce the Delosperma plant (1) with a characteristic of having a large number of petals (more than twice as much) than conventional cultivars of Delosperma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventor: Koichiro NISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180310513
    Abstract: The Delosperma plant (1a) is characterized by being capable of maintaining a flowering state in case where an air temperature is more than a prescribed temperature, even when it gets dark at nightime, wherein the prescribed temperature is 15 degree Celsius. This configuration shows that it is possible to produce the Delosperma plant (1a) with a characteristic of having longer blooming hours than conventional varieties of Delosperma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventor: Koichiro NISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180279531
    Abstract: A new and distinct bidens plant having dark, orange-red colored ray florets and a compact growth habit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20180267288
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, an image sensor mounted on the microscope body via mounting means and configured to capture an observation image under a microscope, and a stage that moves in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction, which are orthogonal to each other, and places a slide as an observation object and includes a mark used to indicate a stage reference position. The microscope system obtains positions of the stage in the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction, and detects, from an image captured by the image sensor, the stage reference position indicated by a mark provided on the stage and a slide reference position indicated by a mark provided on a slide placed on the stage. The microscope system manages the position of the stage by coordinates based on the slide reference position if the slide reference position is detected, and manages the position of the stage by coordinates based on the stage reference position if the slide reference position is not detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Masahiro Ando, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: PP30294
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Delosperma plant, ‘DE18-152’, characterized by its compact and horizontal plant habit, its very floriferous and long blooming habit, its very floriferous and long blooming flowering habit, its high heat tolerance, and its flowers that are pure orange with pink centers and yellow anthers with petals with a very shiny surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: PP30320
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Delosperma plant, ‘DE18-162’, characterized by its compact plant habit, its floriferous and long blooming flowering habit, its high heat tolerance, and its flowers that are true pink in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: PP30468
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Bidens named ‘15S25’ that is characterized by its very compact plant habit, and its inflorescences that are orange-yellow in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: PP30531
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Bidens named ‘15S27’ that is characterized by its very compact plant habit and its large inflorescenses that are red in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: PP31674
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Delosperma plant named ‘P15R1’ that is characterized by its low-growing plant habit, its long blooming period and its flowers that are bright purple in color with white centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: PP31958
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Delosperma plant named ‘P15PY4’ that is characterized by its low-growing plant habit, its long blooming period and its flowers with multi-color petals that have creamy white centers, yellow mid-sections and light pastel pink petals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: PP32103
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Delosperma plant named ‘Wow312’ that is characterized by its low-growing plant habit, its long blooming period and its flowers that have bright white petal tips, white center eye and bright yellow in the mid-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: PP32335
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Bidens plant named ‘FSBIDBER’ is disclosed, characterized by a very compact plant with a mounded growth habit. Flowers are extra-large, single, and uniquely bi-color of deep orange with distinctive strong yellow coloration in the lower section of the ray florets, forming the appearance of a yellow eye. The new variety is a Bidens, normally produced as an outdoor garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Koichiro Nishikawa