Patents by Inventor Makoto Kitamura

Makoto Kitamura 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: 10776921
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including: a memory to store intraluminal images captured by a medical device inserted into a living body, the intraluminal images being associated with time series; and a processor to detect an abnormal area from intraluminal images captured by a medical device inserted into a living body, set a similar abnormal section where the abnormal areas being similar to each other are included, generate information related to the similar abnormal section, extract an intraluminal image that is used as a representative image from among the intraluminal images belonging to the similar abnormal section, control the display device to display the representative image, extract, as the information related to the similar abnormal section from among the intraluminal images, non-representative images which are part of intraluminal images other than the representative image, and control a display device to display the information related to the similar abnormal section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kitamura, Mitsutaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 10767247
    Abstract: There are provided: an aluminum alloy magnetic disk substrate including: an aluminum alloy base material including an aluminum alloy containing 0.4 to 3.0 mass % (hereinafter, simply referred to as “%”) of Fe, 0.1 to 3.0% of Mn, 0.005 to 1.000% of Cu, and 0.005 to 1.000% of Zn, with the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities; and an electroless Ni—P plated layer formed on a surface of the aluminum alloy base material, in which the peak value (BLEI) of Fe emission intensity at an interface between the electroless Ni—P plated layer and the aluminum alloy base material, as determined by a glow discharge optical emission spectrometry device, is lower than Fe emission intensity (AlEI) in the interior of the aluminum alloy base material, as determined by the glow discharge optical emission spectrometry device; and a method for producing the aluminum alloy magnetic disk substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: UACJ Corporation, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Murata, Kotaro Kitawaki, Makoto Yonemitsu, Naoki Kitamura, Takashi Nakayama, Hideyuki Hatakeyama, Ryo Sakamoto, Sadayuki Toda
  • Patent number: 10748279
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquiring unit configured to acquire a lumen image of a living body; an image generating unit configured to generate a plurality of new images by changing at least one of a hue and a brightness of the lumen image to predetermined values based on range information in which a range of at least one of a hue and a brightness is set in advance according to biometric information included in the lumen image; and a learning unit configured to learn identification criteria to perform identification of a subject based on the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kitamura, Mitsutaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 10741443
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes forming a co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer above a surface of a semiconductor substrate. The co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer have fcc structure. The fcc structure is formed such that (111) face of the fcc structure is to be oriented parallel to the surface of the semiconductor substrate. The catalyst includes a portion which contacts the co-catalyst layer. The portion has the fcc structure. An exposed surface of the catalyst layer is planarized by oxidation and reduction treatments. A graphene layer is formed on the catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Kitamura, Atsuko Sakata, Makoto Wada, Yuichi Yamazaki, Masayuki Katagiri, Akihiro Kajita, Tadashi Sakai, Naoshi Sakuma, Ichiro Mizushima
  • Patent number: 10687913
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an abnormality candidate region detection unit configured to detect, from an intraluminal image obtained by imaging a living body lumen, an abnormality candidate region in which a tissue characteristic of the living body or an in-vivo state satisfies a predetermined condition; a feature data calculation unit configured to calculate, from each of a plurality of regions inside the intraluminal image, a plurality of pieces of feature data including different kinds; an integrated feature data calculation unit configured to calculate integrated feature data by integrating the plurality of pieces of feature data based on information of the abnormality candidate region; and a detection unit configured to detect an abnormality from the intraluminal image by using the integrated feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kitamura, Toshiya Kamiyama, Mitsutaka Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200146529
    Abstract: A diagnosis support apparatus performs identification for a plurality of support items, which are identification classifications about diagnosis support, and the diagnosis support apparatus is provided with a processor. The processor performs analysis processing for acquiring analysis results including an analysis result about an observation mode by analyzing at least one of an input signal specifying the observation mode and an observation image obtained by observing an inside of a subject with an endoscope; performs support item setting processing for setting a support item corresponding to the analysis results obtained by the analysis processing, among the plurality of support items, which are the identification classifications; and generates diagnosis support information, which is information used for diagnosis of a legion candidate area included in the observation image, based on an identification index corresponding to the set support item and the observation image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KONO, Makoto KITAMURA, Hirokazu GODO, Toshiya KAMIYAMA, Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI, Yamato KANDA
  • Publication number: 20200126223
    Abstract: An endoscope diagnosis support system includes a processor. The processor performs detection of an anomaly candidate area from an endoscope image obtained by performing image pickup of an inside of a subject to obtain a detection result, and generates a display image in which an indicator indicating detection of the anomaly candidate area is arranged in a periphery portion of the endoscope image in accordance with the detection result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto KITAMURA, Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI, Hirokazu GODO, Takashi KONO, Toshiya KAMIYAMA, Yamato KANDA
  • Publication number: 20200126224
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processor. The processor detects a lesion candidate based on a medical image obtained by picking up an image of a subject, detects a feature including a swelling direction of the lesion candidate, determines a display state of a mark displayed according to the feature of the lesion candidate, generates mark display information including information on the display state, and determines a position of the mark in a predetermined peripheral region of the lesion candidate according to the detected swelling direction. The image processing device generates a display image in which the mark is added to the position of the mark of the medical image based on the mark display information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya KAMIYAMA, Makoto KITAMURA, Takashi KONO, Hirokazu GODO, Katsuyoshi TANIGUCHI, Yamato KANDA
  • Patent number: 10539918
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit and a cartridge removably attached thereto. The image forming unit includes: a toner image forming unit; and a toner storing portion including a first toner storing portion that stores a first toner, a waste toner storing portion that stores a waste toner, and a movable partition that separates the storing portions. The cartridge includes a second toner storing portion that stores a second toner. The image forming unit includes: a first portion for supplying the first toner in the first toner storing portion to the toner image forming unit; a second portion for supplying the second toner in the second toner storing portion to the toner image forming unit; and a conveying member that conveys the first toner supplied through the first portion and the second toner supplied through the second portion, to the toner image forming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20200003943
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a light emitting device including individually controllable light source units, and a display device including the light emitting device. [Solution] A light emitting device (15) is a light emitting device used in a display device including a display area, and includes a plurality of light source units (40) each including a light source portion (20) including laser diodes that emit three or more types of laser beams having wavelengths different from each other, and a light guide portion (30) that guides the laser beams. The plurality of light source units (40) are two-dimensionally arranged in the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: HIROSHI KITAMURA, MAKOTO AGATANI, HIDEKAZU FUJII
  • Publication number: 20190390304
    Abstract: There are provided: an aluminum alloy magnetic disk substrate including: an aluminum alloy base material including an aluminum alloy containing 0.4 to 3.0 mass % (hereinafter, simply referred to as “%”) of Fe, 0.1 to 3.0% of Mn, 0.005 to 1.000% of Cu, and 0.005 to 1.000% of Zn, with the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities; and an electroless Ni—P plated layer formed on a surface of the aluminum alloy base material, in which the peak value (BLEI) of Fe emission intensity at an interface between the electroless Ni—P plated layer and the aluminum alloy base material, as determined by a glow discharge optical emission spectrometry device, is lower than Fe emission intensity (AlEI) in the interior of the aluminum alloy base material, as determined by the glow discharge optical emission spectrometry device; and a method for producing the aluminum alloy magnetic disk substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya MURATA, Kotaro KITAWAKI, Makoto YONEMITSU, Naoki KITAMURA, Takashi NAKAYAMA, Hideyuki HATAKEYAMA, Ryo SAKAMOTO, Sadayuki TODA
  • Patent number: 10496030
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit and a cartridge removably attached thereto. The image forming unit includes: a toner image forming unit; and a toner storing portion including a first toner storing portion that stores a first toner, a waste toner storing portion that stores a waste toner, and a movable partition that separates the storing portions. The cartridge includes a second toner storing portion that stores a second toner. The image forming unit includes: a first portion for supplying the first toner in the first toner storing portion to the toner image forming unit; a second portion for supplying the second toner in the second toner storing portion to the toner image forming unit; and a conveying member that conveys the first toner supplied through the first portion and the second toner supplied through the second portion, to the toner image forming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20190339161
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis device for a reduction gear is a failure diagnosis device for a reduction gear provided to a mechanical apparatus driven by a motor so that the reduction gear slows down rotation power of the motor and transmits the power to an operating part of the mechanical apparatus. The device identifies an acceleration/deceleration period during which operation of the mechanical apparatus accelerates and/or decelerates, and determines whether the reduction gear indicates a sign of failure based on a change in frequency spectrum of motor current with respect to a change in a rotation speed of the motor during the acceleration/deceleration period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAGUCHI, Shinji KITAMURA, Makoto KAWAI, Tetsuo KANEDA
  • Patent number: 10456009
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a candidate region detection unit configured to detect, from an image acquired by imaging inside a lumen of a living body, a candidate region for a specific region that is a region where a specific part in the lumen has been captured; a candidate region information acquiring unit configured to acquire information related to the candidate region detected by the candidate region detection unit; an identification means determination unit configured to determine an identification means for identification of, based on the information related to the candidate region, whether or not the candidate region is the specific region; and an identification unit configured to identify whether or not the candidate region is the specific region by using the identification means determined by the identification means determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Kamiyama, Makoto Kitamura, Mitsutaka Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190284668
    Abstract: There are provided: an aluminum alloy substrate for a magnetic disk, including 2.0 to 10.0 mass % (hereinafter, simply referred to as “%”) of Mg, 0.003 to 0.150% of Cu, 0.05 to 0.60% of Zn, 0.03 to 1.00% of Mn, and 0.00001 to 0.00200% of Be, as well as Fe restricted to 0.50% or less, Si restricted to 0.50% or less, Cr restricted to 0.30% or less, and Cl restricted to 0.005% or less, with the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities; and a method of producing the aluminum alloy substrate for a magnetic disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya MURATA, Kotaro KITAWAKI, Makoto YONEMITSU, Naoki KITAMURA, Yasuo FUJII, Tetsu SAKAI, Hideki TAKAHASHI, Takashi MORI
  • Publication number: 20190265550
    Abstract: A light-emitting device is provided with: at least one laser light source provided with a plurality of laser diodes that emit laser light having mutually different wavelengths; and a diffraction grating arranged at the laser light emission side of the laser light source, in which the diffraction grating is configured so that at least some of the laser light is synthesized directly within a plane separated by a predetermined distance from the diffraction grating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: HIROSHI KITAMURA, HIDEKAZU FUJII, MAKOTO AGATANI
  • Patent number: 10395092
    Abstract: A processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process of acquiring a tissue image obtained by capturing an image of a tissue and a process of determining a property of the tissue image acquired, and setting a plurality of identification criteria for identifying a state of the tissue as a normal state or an abnormal state, based on the tissue image and the property of the tissue image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Kamiyama, Makoto Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20190257430
    Abstract: An eccentric valve has a drive mechanism, a drive force receiving part, a bearing for supporting a rotary shaft, and a return spring for generating a return spring force. During non-operation of the drive mechanism, the eccentric valve generates a separating-direction urging force to cause the rotary shaft to incline about the bearing serving as a fulcrum and urge the valve element in a direction away from the valve seal, the separating-direction urging force being a force caused by the return spring force. Either the valve element or the valve seat is provided with a sealing member to seal between the valve element and the valve seat during non-operation of the drive mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mamoru YOSHIOKA, Kasumi MISHIMA, Naruto ITO, Makoto FUKUI, Takashige INAGAKI, Sunao KITAMURA, Hiroshi MISUMI
  • Publication number: 20190259659
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes forming a co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer above a surface of a semiconductor substrate. The co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer have fcc structure. The fcc structure is formed such that (111) face of the fcc structure is to be oriented parallel to the surface of the semiconductor substrate. The catalyst includes a portion which contacts the co-catalyst layer. The portion has the fcc structure. An exposed surface of the catalyst layer is planarized by oxidation and reduction treatments. A graphene layer is formed on the catalyst layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masayuki KITAMURA, Atsuko Sakata, Makoto Wada, Yuichi Yamazaki, Masayuki Katagiri, Akihiro Kajita, Tadashi Sakai, Naoshi Sakuma, Ichiro Mizushima
  • Patent number: 10355492
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery controller is combined with a rechargeable battery and used in an existing PV system. The controller includes a DC-DC converter, which allows power to be passed between a power line and a rechargeable battery, and a control unit, which determines whether maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control using hill climbing is being performed by a PCS based on an input voltage or current value of the PCS. The control unit regulates charge/discharge power of the rechargeable battery to allow input power of the PCS to be a target value based on the input voltage and current values of the PCS while MPPT control using hill climbing is performed, and maintains, in a period during which MPPT control using hill climbing is not performed, the charge/discharge power to be the power at a beginning of the period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Yamaguchi, Makoto Ohashi, Osamu Uchida, Akihiro Takeshima, Takashi Kitamura