Patents by Inventor Koyo WATANABE

Koyo WATANABE 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: 20170089837
    Abstract: A microscope apparatus includes an objective lens; a light source for outputting light with which a biological sample is irradiated via the objective lens; a shape acquisition unit for acquiring information on at least one of a surface shape of the biological sample and a structure directly under the surface of the biological sample; a hologram generation unit for generating aberration correction hologram data for correcting an aberration caused by the at least one on the basis of the information acquired by the shape acquisition unit; a spatial light modulator to which a hologram based on the aberration correction hologram data is presented and for modulating the light output from the light source; a photodetector for detecting an intensity of light generated in the biological sample and outputs a detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Naoya MATSUMOTO, Koyo WATANABE, Hirotoshi TERADA
  • Publication number: 20170082597
    Abstract: A photostimulation apparatus includes an objective lens arranged to face a biological object, a light source configured to output light to be radiated toward the biological object via the objective lens, a shape acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a shape with a refractive index difference in the biological object, a hologram generation unit configured to generate aberration correction hologram data for correcting aberrations due to the shape with the refractive index difference on the basis of the information acquired by the shape acquisition unit, and a spatial light modulator on which a hologram based on the aberration correction hologram data is presented and which modulates the light output from the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Naoya MATSUMOTO, Koyo WATANABE, Hirotoshi TERADA
  • Publication number: 20170030776
    Abstract: A waveform measurement device includes an input spectrum acquisition unit for acquiring an input intensity spectrum being an intensity spectrum of pulsed light, an optical element inputting the pulsed light and outputting light having an intensity spectrum corresponding to a phase spectrum of the pulsed light, an output spectrum acquisition unit for acquiring an output intensity spectrum being an intensity spectrum of the light output from the optical element, and a phase spectrum determination unit for determining the phase spectrum of the pulsed light by comparing an output intensity spectrum calculated when the pulsed light having an input intensity spectrum and a virtual phase spectrum is assumed to be input to the optical element with the output intensity spectrum acquired in the output spectrum acquisition unit. The phase spectrum determination unit sets the virtual phase spectrum by deforming the control phase spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi INOUE, Koyo WATANABE, Koji TAKAHASHI, Naoya MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160349496
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a lens, an SLM presenting a modulation pattern on a modulation plane and outputting modulated light L2 for forming light spots P1 and P2 on a pupil plane of the lens, an imaging device imaging a fringe pattern image formed on a focal plane of the lens and generating image data Da indicating the fringe pattern image, a calculation unit calculating at least one kind of parameter among an intensity amplitude, a phase shift amount, and an intensity average from the image data Da, an analysis unit obtaining a deviation in relative positions of an optical axis of the lens and a reference coordinate of the modulation plane based on the parameter, and a changing unit changing an origin position of the reference coordinate so that the deviation in the relative positions is decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Koyo WATANABE, Takashi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20160266368
    Abstract: A total internal reflection light illumination apparatus includes a light source providing illumination light L1, a spatial light modulator inputting the illumination light L1 and converging and outputting the illumination light L1 by presenting a lens pattern, an objective lens illuminating an object substrate with illumination light L2 converged and output by the spatial light modulator, and a calculation unit providing, to the spatial light modulator, the lens pattern corresponding to at least one of a desired polarization state, desired penetration length, desired shape, and desired light intensity of the evanescent light L3. The lens pattern converges the illumination light L2 on a pupil plane of the objective lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Koyo WATANABE, Naoya MATSUMOTO