Patents by Inventor Megumi Kimura

Megumi Kimura 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: 20210125806
    Abstract: Provided is an electron beam observation device that includes: an electron source; an objective lens concentrating an electron beam emitted from the electron source; and a control unit configured to perform control such that a plurality of images is generated by capturing images of a reference sample having a specific pattern, and a frequency characteristic is calculated for each of the plurality of images, in which an image is generated based on a secondary signal generated from a sample due to irradiation of the sample with the electron beam, and the control unit holds the plurality of frequency characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Koichi HAMADA, Megumi KIMURA, Momoyo ENYAMA, Ryou YUMIBA, Makoto SAKAKIBARA, Kei SAKAI, Satoru YAMAGUCHI, Katsumi SETOGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10629405
    Abstract: An electron beam device suitable for observing the bottom of a deep groove or hole with a high degree of accuracy under a large current condition includes: an electron optical system having an irradiation optical system to irradiate a first aperture with an electron beam emitted from an electron source and a reduction projection optical system to project and form an aperture image of the first aperture on a sample, detectors to detect secondary electrons emitted by irradiating the sample with the electron beam through the electron optical system. An image processing unit generates a two-dimensional image from detection signals obtained by irradiating the sample while the electron beam scans the sample two-dimensionally by scanning deflectors of the electron optical system. Further, generates a reconstructed image by deconvoluting electron beam intensity distribution information of an ideal aperture image of the first aperture from the generated two-dimensional image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunari Sohda, Momoyo Enyama, Megumi Kimura, Koichi Hamada
  • Publication number: 20190287757
    Abstract: An electron beam device suitable for observing the bottom of a deep groove or hole with a high degree of accuracy under a large current condition includes: an electron optical system having an irradiation optical system to irradiate a first aperture with an electron beam emitted from an electron source and a reduction projection optical system to project and form an aperture image of the first aperture on a sample, detectors to detect secondary electrons emitted by irradiating the sample with the electron beam through the electron optical system. An image processing unit generates a two-dimensional image from detection signals obtained by irradiating the sample while the electron beam scans the sample two-dimensionally by scanning deflectors of the electron optical system. Further, generates a reconstructed image by deconvoluting electron beam intensity distribution information of an ideal aperture image of the first aperture from the generated two-dimensional image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunari SOHDA, Momoyo ENYAMA, Megumi KIMURA, Koichi HAMADA
  • Patent number: 10319562
    Abstract: To reduce the risk of measurement accuracy degradation and information lost due to adhesion of contamination that occurs by irradiation with charged particle beam. The charged particle beam device includes: a deflector for scanning a charged particle beam; a detector for detecting secondary charged particles generated by the interaction of the charged particle beam with a sample; and a system control unit including a calculation part, a measurement part, and a storage part. The measurement part measures a feature amount from an image formed based on a signal output from the detector after a charged particle beam is scanned on the sample by the deflector (S303). The calculation part calculates an amount of contamination adhering to a surface of the sample by irradiation of the sample with the charged particle beam, from a change in the feature amount measured by the measurement part (S304).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Kimura, Momoyo Enyama, Makoto Sakakibara
  • Publication number: 20180261426
    Abstract: To reduce the risk of measurement accuracy degradation and information lost due to adhesion of contamination that occurs by irradiation with charged particle beam. The charged particle beam device includes: a deflector for scanning a charged particle beam; a detector for detecting secondary charged particles generated by the interaction of the charged particle beam with a sample; and a system control unit including a calculation part, a measurement part, and a storage part. The measurement part measures a feature amount from an image formed based on a signal output from the detector after a charged particle beam is scanned on the sample by the deflector (S303). The calculation part calculates an amount of contamination adhering to a surface of the sample by irradiation of the sample with the charged particle beam, from a change in the feature amount measured by the measurement part (S304).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Megumi KIMURA, Momoyo ENYAMA, Makoto SAKAKIBARA
  • Patent number: 9375257
    Abstract: A high-frequency treatment instrument 1 comprises a flexible tube 3 which is inserted into a body cavity and a treatment portion 2 which is located on the distal end of the flexible tube 3 when a high-frequency current is applied. In this high frequency treatment instrument 1, the flexible tube 3 is formed by a plurality of wound conductive wires and is provided with a multiple-thread coil 6 connected electrically to the treatment portion 2, and the high-frequency current is applied to the multiple-thread coil 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Suzuki, Megumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9237918
    Abstract: An endoscope treatment tool includes a sheath having electric insulation; and an electrode unit provided at a distal end portion of the sheath. The electrode unit includes a rod-shaped electrode that is provided to extend in an axis direction of the sheath and is capable of being arranged in a state where the electrode protrudes from the distal end portion of the sheath and is exposed to the outside; and a chip that is fixed in a state where a distal end portion of the electrode is inserted into a concave portion provided in a proximal end surface so as to extend in the axis direction, has a greater external diameter than the external diameter of the electrode, and is formed from a single electric insulation material. The concave portion is formed with a smaller-diameter portion that allows the distal end portion of the electrode to be inserted thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamamoto, Megumi Kimura, Yasuhiro Tabuchi, Yohei Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9072538
    Abstract: A treatment tool for endo scope includes a pair of forceps members (first forceps members and second forceps member) supported by a forceps rotation axis such that they can rotate relatively, an operation part for performing an open-close operation of the pair of forceps members, an operation wire that connects the pair of forceps members and the operation part, an insertion part which the operation wire is inserted into, a cover member that secures the forceps rotation axis to the insertion part, a connection member including a link rotation axis, provided at a distal-end part of the operation wire, and a pair of link members (first link member and second link member), first end parts of each being rotatably connected via respective rotation axis members to a proximal-end part of each of the pair of forceps members, and second end parts of each being rotatably connected to the link rotation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Keita Suzuki, Megumi Kimura, Kazuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20140303620
    Abstract: An endoscope treatment tool includes a sheath having electric insulation; and an electrode unit provided at a distal end portion of the sheath. The electrode unit includes a rod-shaped electrode that is provided to extend in an axis direction of the sheath and is capable of being arranged in a state where the electrode protrudes from the distal end portion of the sheath and is exposed to the outside; and a chip that is fixed in a state where a distal end portion of the electrode is inserted into a concave portion provided in a proximal end surface so as to extend in the axis direction, has a greater external diameter than the external diameter of the electrode, and is formed from a single electric insulation material. The concave portion is formed with a smaller-diameter portion that allows the distal end portion of the electrode to be inserted thereinto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Tetsuya YAMAMOTO, Megumi KIMURA, Yasuhiro TABUCHI, Yohei YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 8725272
    Abstract: A high-frequency treatment instrument of the present invention includes: a pair of forceps members that includes a conductive electrode portion and an insulating portion and is supported by the forceps rotation shaft so as to be relatively rotatable; an operation section configured to open and close the pair of forceps members; a link mechanism that is attached to the pair of forceps members and includes a pair of link members; an operation wire that connects the link mechanism to the operation section; a rotation contact member that is rotatably connected to the pair of forceps members; and a regulation wire in which one end thereof is electrically connected to the rotation contact member, a part of an intermediate portion thereof is disposed so as to pass through a space between the respective link members, and the other end thereof is electrically connected to a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Megumi Kimura, Keita Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8647344
    Abstract: A treatment instrument for endoscope includes a first and a second forceps members having a conductive electrode part; a forceps rotation axis that supports the forceps members so that they can rotate relative to each other, a first and a second link members being connected via a rotation axis to the forceps members respectively, and make the forceps members open and close, a link support member supporting the forceps members in a state where they are separated at a predetermined interval when they are opened and closed, an operation part connecting to the link support member, and opens and closes the forceps members by moving the link members, and a power supply wire, one end thereof being connected to the electrode part by being attached to the forceps rotation axis, and another end thereof being connected to a current supply means providing a current to the electrode part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Keita Suzuki, Megumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8551086
    Abstract: Provided is an endoscope treatment tool including: a pair of clamp members that is supported by a clamp rotary shaft to be relatively rotatable; an operation section that is used to open and close the pair of clamp members; an operation wire that connects the pair of clamp members to the operation section; a connection member that is provided at the front end of the operation wire and includes at least one link rotary shaft; a pair of link members of which a first end is rotatably connected to each end of the pair of clamp members and a second end is rotatably connected to the link rotary shaft; and a regulation portion that regulates the connection member and the operation wire in a relative movement direction with respect to the clamp rotary shaft, wherein the connection member includes a groove formed to be parallel to the axis of the operation wire, and wherein the regulation portion engages with the groove to regulate the connection member and the operation wire in the relative movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Megumi Kimura, Keita Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130053844
    Abstract: This treatment instrument for endoscope includes a sheath that is capable of being inserted into a treatment instrument channel of an endoscope, a treatment part provided on a distal-end side of the sheath, a first wire that is connected to the treatment part and inserted into the sheath, the first wire including a first core member and a first covering member that covers the first core member, and a second wire that drives the treatment part, connected to the treatment part and inserted into the sheath so that the second wire is capable of moving relatively with the first wire in a state where an outer peripheral surface of the second wire capable of contacting the first wire, the second wire including a second core member and a second covering member having a different surface condition from that of the first covering member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Keita SUZUKI, Megumi KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20120203063
    Abstract: A treatment tool for endo scope includes a pair of forceps members supported by a forceps rotation axis such that they can rotate relatively, an operation part for performing an open-close operation of the pair of forceps members, an operation wire that connects the pair of forceps members and the operation part, an insertion part which the operation wire is inserted into, a cover member that secures the forceps rotation axis to the insertion part, a connection member including a link rotation axis, provided at a distal-end part of the operation wire, and a pair of link members, first end parts of each being rotatably connected via respective rotation axis members to a proximal-end part of each of the pair of forceps members, and second end parts of each being rotatably connected to the link rotation axis. The cover member includes restricting parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Keita SUZUKI, Megumi KIMURA, Kazuya SATO
  • Patent number: 8216247
    Abstract: An endoscopic instrument according to the present invention includes: a wire disposed in a flexible sheath and capable of freely projecting relative to the flexible sheath, the distal end of the wire expanding in radius to form a loop section or a basket section upon being projected from the sheath; and a fixture cylinder for fixing the inserted proximal end of the wire, wherein the fixture cylinder is provided with a wire-radius-increasing-direction-regulating section for regulating the direction in which the radius of the wire increases; and a wire-fixing section, disposed in the vicinity of the proximal end relative to the wire-radius-increasing-direction-regulating section, for fixing the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kaneko, Megumi Kimura, Kazunari Kagawa, Kenji Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20120136424
    Abstract: A high-frequency treatment instrument of the present invention includes: a pair of forceps members that includes a conductive electrode portion and an insulating portion and is supported by the forceps rotation shaft so as to be relatively rotatable; an operation section configured to open and close the pair of forceps members; a link mechanism that is attached to the pair of forceps members and includes a pair of link members; an operation wire that connects the link mechanism to the operation section; a rotation contact member that is rotatably connected to the pair of forceps members; and a regulation wire in which one end thereof is electrically connected to the rotation contact member, a part of an intermediate portion thereof is disposed so as to pass through a space between the respective link members, and the other end thereof is electrically connected to a power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Megumi KIMURA, Keita SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 8186035
    Abstract: An endoscopic instrument according to the present invention includes: a wire disposed in a flexible sheath and capable of freely projecting relative to the flexible sheath, the distal end of the wire expanding in radius to form a loop section or a basket section upon being projected from the sheath; and a fixture cylinder for fixing the inserted proximal end of the wire, wherein the fixture cylinder is provided with a wire-radius-increasing-direction-regulating section for regulating the direction in which the radius of the wire increases; and a wire-fixing section, disposed in the vicinity of the proximal end relative to the wire-radius-increasing-direction-regulating section, for fixing the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kaneko, Megumi Kimura, Kazunari Kagawa, Kenji Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20120078040
    Abstract: A treatment instrument for endoscope includes a first and a second forceps members having a conductive electrode part; a forceps rotation axis that supports the forceps members so that they can rotate relative to each other, a first and a second link members being connected via a rotation axis to the forceps members respectively, and make the forceps members open and close, a link support member supporting the forceps members in a state where they are separated at a predetermined interval when they are opened and closed, an operation part connecting to the link support member, and opens and closes the forceps members by moving the link members, and a power supply wire, one end thereof being connected to the electrode part by being attached to the forceps rotation axis, and another end thereof being connected to a current supply means providing a current to the electrode part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Keita SUZUKI, Megumi KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20120029507
    Abstract: Provided is an endoscope treatment tool including: a pair of clamp members that is supported by a clamp rotary shaft to be relatively rotatable; an operation section that is used to open and close the pair of clamp members; an operation wire that connects the pair of clamp members to the operation section; a connection member that is provided at the front end of the operation wire and includes at least one link rotary shaft; a pair of link members of which a first end is rotatably connected to each end of the pair of clamp members and a second end is rotatably connected to the link rotary shaft; and a regulation portion that regulates the connection member and the operation wire in a relative movement direction with respect to the clamp rotary shaft, wherein the connection member includes a groove formed to be parallel to the axis of the operation wire, and wherein the regulation portion engages with the groove to regulate the connection member and the operation wire in the relative movement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Megumi KIMURA, Keita SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20110245813
    Abstract: A treatment tool of the invention includes: a treatment part that can swing about a predetermined swing axis in order to perform treatment to a biological tissue; a plate-like wire-connecting part provided at the treatment part, the wire-connecting part having a predetermined thickness and a through hole formed therein in its thick direction; a linear swing manipulation wire, on one end side whereof are formed a first contacting part that is inserted into the through hole and contacts one face of said wire-connecting part in the thickness direction thereof, and a second contacting part that contacts another face of said wire-connecting part in the thickness direction thereof; a securing member, secured on said one end side of said swing manipulation wire, that holds the first contacting part and the second contacting part such that the first contacting part slides along the face, and the second contacting member slides along the other face; and a manipulating part, provided at another end of the swing manipul
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Megumi KIMURA, Keita SUZUKI