Patents by Inventor Naoki Morimoto

Naoki Morimoto 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: 20240055239
    Abstract: In a method in which inside a vacuum chamber, a silicon target and a to-be-deposited object are disposed in a positional relationship to face each other; a sputtering gas, containing therein nitrogen gas, is introduced into the vacuum chamber which is in a vacuum atmosphere; a negative potential is applied to the silicon target such that a silicon nitride film having a tensile stress is deposited in a reactive sputtering on a surface of the to-be-deposited object that is placed in an electrically floated state. The method includes steps: in which the to-be-deposited object is made to a state in which a bias potential is free from being applied thereto; and at least one of a flow ratio of the nitrogen gas to the sputtering gas, and the potential to be applied to the silicon target is controlled such that the surface of the silicon target can be maintained in a transition mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: ULVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Yuta Ando, Akira Igari, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20230384244
    Abstract: An X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an X-ray source; an X-ray detector; a plurality of gratings; a subject holder arranged in an X-ray irradiation area and configured to hold the subject; and an image processor configured to generate an X-ray phase contrast image based on an intensity distribution of the X-rays detected by the X-ray detector. The subject holder is formed of a first material having an X-ray transmittance greater than metal and a scattering degree smaller than the metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro DOKI, Kenji KIMURA, Taro SHIRAI, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230212508
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an adipose tissue regeneration substrate that has high handleability and that enables regeneration of a large volume of adipose tissue in a normal shape. Provided is an adipose tissue regeneration substrate including: a plurality of granular bodies made of a bioabsorbable material, each granular body having an inner space and having on a surface a plurality of openings leading to the inner space; and a bag-shaped body made of a bioabsorbable material, the bag-shaped body having an opening and wrapping the granular bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Saki MATSUBARA, Yuuki KATO, Naoki MORIMOTO, Shuichi OGINO
  • Publication number: 20230168195
    Abstract: A main objective of the present technology is to improve separation performance of a fluorescence spectrum. The present technology provides a particle analysis system including: a light irradiation unit including at least one first light source that emits light with a wavelength equal to or greater than 350 nm and at least one second light source that emits light with a wavelength less than 350 nm; and a processing unit configured to perform unmixing processing on light data obtained by irradiating particles with light by the light irradiation unit. In addition, the present technology also provides an information processing method including an unmixing processing step of performing unmixing processing on light data obtained by irradiating particles with light by a light irradiation unit including at least one first light source that emits light with a wavelength equal to or greater than 350 nm and at least one second light source that emits light with a wavelength less than 350 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Futamura, Naoki Morimoto, Takamichi Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 11415529
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Doki, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11386561
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus is configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of slice image data from volume data, acquire a plurality of pieces of first processed image data by performing first processing, acquire a plurality of pieces of second processed image data by performing second processing, detect edges of the subject based on the acquired plurality of pieces of the second processed image data, and acquire edge image data including detected edges of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Morimoto, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki
  • Patent number: 11385190
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Doki, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20220208316
    Abstract: A test server includes: a communication unit that communicates with a plurality of communication terminals via a network, the plurality of communication terminals each being connectable to a test device capable of executing a test on the presence or absence of a disease and each being capable of inputting a diagnosis on the presence or absence of the disease, the diagnosis being related to the test and made by a doctor; and a control unit that acquires at least one of a result of the test and the diagnosis as a test information item from each of the plurality of communication terminals via the communication unit, causes a storage unit to store the plurality of acquired test information items therein, performs statistical processing on the plurality of stored test information items, and causes the communication unit to return a result of the statistical processing according to a demand given from each of the communication terminals before the doctor makes a diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: TOMOHIKO NAKAMURA, NAOKI MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11327029
    Abstract: The X-ray imaging device (100) is provided with an X-ray source (1), a plurality of gratings, a moving mechanism (8), and an image processing unit (6). The image processing unit (6) is configured to generate a phase-contrast image (16) by associating a pixel value in each pixel of a subject (T) in a plurality of subject images (10) with phase values of a Moire fringe (30) at each pixel and aligning the pixel of the subject of the same position in the plurality of subject images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Kenji Kimura, Yukihisa Wada, Satoshi Tokuda, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11311260
    Abstract: In this X-ray phase imaging apparatus, at least one of a plurality of gratings is composed of a plurality of grating portions arranged along a third direction perpendicular to a first direction along which a subject or an imaging system is moved by a moving mechanism and a second direction along which an X-ray source, a detection unit, and a plurality of grating portions are arranged. The plurality of grating portions are arranged such that adjacent grating portions overlap each other when viewed in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Yukihisa Wada, Satoshi Tokuda, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11302425
    Abstract: A test server includes: a communication unit that communicates with a plurality of communication terminals via a network, the plurality of communication terminals each being connectable to a test device capable of executing a test on the presence or absence of a disease, the diagnosis being related to the test and made by a doctor; and a control unit that acquires at least one of a result of the test and the diagnosis as a test information item from each of the plurality of communication terminals via the communication unit, causes a storage unit to store the plurality of acquired test information items, performs statistical processing on the plurality of stored test information items, and causes the communication unit to return a result of the statistical processing according to a demand given from each of the communication terminals before the doctor makes a diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Nakamura, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11272894
    Abstract: The X-ray imaging device (100) is provided with an imaging system (CS) including an X-ray source (1), a detector (5), and a plurality of gratings, a moving mechanism (8), a position information acquisition unit (7a), and an image processing unit (6) for generating a phase-contrast image (16) in a tomographic plane by acquiring a phase distribution in a tomographic plane (40) based on a plurality of X-ray images (10) and the acquired tomographic position (z+jd).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Yukihisa Wada, Satoshi Tokuda, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20220073691
    Abstract: An object is to provide a non-red phosphorus type flame retardant composition for polyurethane foam that does not undergo dripping ignition and readily forms a carbonized layer when the polyurethane foam is burned and a flame-retarded polyurethane foam containing the flame retardant composition for polyurethane foam. As a solution, a flame retardant composition for polyurethane foam having high carbonization properties, the flame retardant composition for polyurethane foam containing a phosphorus compound represented by formula (1), is provided. (In formula, M is Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, or Zn, and m is 2, 3, or 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi NAKAMURA, Yusuke KAWAUCHI, Kentaro GOTO, Naoki MORIMOTO, Noriko GOTO
  • Patent number: 11268916
    Abstract: This X-ray phase imaging system (100) includes an X-ray source (1), a detector (2), a first grating group (3), a second grating group (4), a moving mechanism (5), and an image processing unit (6). The moving mechanism is configured to relatively move a subject (T) and the imaging system (9) such that the subject (T) passes through a first grating region (R1) and a second grating region (R2). The image processing unit is configured to generate a first phase-contrast image (14a) and a second phase-contrast image (14b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Yukihisa Wada, Satoshi Tokuda, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11250934
    Abstract: A test server includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit communicates with a plurality of communication terminals via a network. Each communication terminal is connectable to a test device capable of executing a test on presence or absence of a disease and is capable of inputting a diagnosis on the presence or absence of the disease. The diagnosis is related to the test and made by a doctor. The control unit acquires at least one of a result of the test and the diagnosis as a test information item from each communication terminal via the communication unit, causes a storage unit to store the plurality of acquired test information items, performs statistical processing on the plurality of stored test information items, and causes the communication unit to return a result of the statistical processing according to a demand given from each communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Nakamura, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20210364453
    Abstract: This X-ray phase imaging system (100) includes an X-ray source (1), a detector (2), a first grating group (3), a second grating group (4), a moving mechanism (5), and an image processing unit (6). The moving mechanism is configured to relatively move a subject (T) and the imaging system (9) such that the subject (T) passes through a first grating region (R1) and a second grating region (R2). The image processing unit is configured to generate a first phase-contrast image (14a) and a second phase-contrast image (14b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi SANO, Koichi TANABE, Yukihisa WADA, Satoshi TOKUDA, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11179124
    Abstract: An X-ray phase imaging method includes a step of correcting a gradation that occurred along an orthogonal direction to a translation direction as viewed from an optical axis direction of X-rays in a phase-contrast image based on a distribution state of the gradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Yukihisa Wada, Satoshi Tokuda, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11172897
    Abstract: A radiation phase contrast imaging device includes an X-ray source, an X-ray detector configured to detect radiated X-rays, a plurality of gratings, an image processor configured to generate a reconstructed image from an X-ray image acquired from the X-ray detector, a display, and a controller configured or programmed to perform control to display, on the display, the X-ray image before reconstruction and the reconstructed image generated by the image processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11175241
    Abstract: This X-ray phase image capturing system (100) includes an X-ray source (1), a plurality of gratings, and a detector (4), a moving mechanism (8), and an image processing unit (5). The image processing unit (5) is configured to generate a phase-contrast image (15) based on a plurality of feature quantities (12) and feature quantities 14 extracted from a plurality of X-ray image sets (R) acquired by performing fringe scanning a plurality of times in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Masanobu Sato, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11154270
    Abstract: This X-ray imaging apparatus (100) includes a rotation mechanism (8) for relatively rotating an imaging system (200) constituted by an X-ray source (1), a detector (5), a first grating (2) and a second grating (3), and an image processing unit (6) for generating a dark-field image based on an X-ray intensity distribution at each of a plurality of rotation angles. The image processing unit (6) is configured to perform a scattering correction for reducing a dark-field signal of a pixel whose dark-field signal is larger than a threshold value (V1) among a plurality of pieces of pixels in the dark-field image to a set value (V2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto