Patents by Inventor Naoki TAKENO

Naoki TAKENO 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: 20210295508
    Abstract: In this invention, a control unit in an ophthalmic image processing device acquires an ophthalmic image captured by an ophthalmic image capture device (S11). The control unit, by inputting the ophthalmic image into a mathematical model that has been trained by a machine-learning algorithm, acquires a probability distribution in which the random variables are the coordinates at which a specific site and/or a specific boundary of a tissue is present within a region of the ophthalmic image (S14). On the basis of the acquired probability distribution, the control unit detects the specific boundary and/or the specific site (S16, S24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke SHIBA, Sohei MIYAZAKI, Yusuke SAKASHITA, Yoshiki KUMAGAI, Naoki TAKENO
  • Patent number: 11071452
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an optical coherence tomography (OCT) including: an OCT device, an OCT calculation method, and an OCT calculation program, enabling correlation between images to be easily performed; more specifically it relates to a case where a functional OCT image such as a motion contrast is acquired by using the OCT; acquiring the functional OCT image through a calculation process of an OCT signal is a time-consuming process, for this reason, a long time elapses until the point that a functional OCT image can be observed after OCT imaging is completed, and thus this causes stress to a subject and an examiner; the present disclosure provides an OCT device, an OCT calculation method, and an OCT calculation program, enabling a functional OCT image to be rapidly acquired and enables an examiner to easily perform diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norimasa Satake, Yukihiro Higuchi, Yuji Murase, Yasuhiro Furuuchi, Hajime Namiki, Naoki Isogai, Masaaki Hanebuchi, Naoki Takeno
  • Patent number: 11064878
    Abstract: An OCT apparatus includes an OCT optical system that acquires an OCT signal based on measurement light applied to a subject and reference light, and a processor. The processor controls the OCT optical system based on a predetermined trigger to execute an imaging sequence in which a plurality of temporally different OCT signals are acquired in each of a first region on a subject and a second region adjacent to or partially overlapping with the first region, and imaging conditions are different from each other between the first region and the second region. The processor obtain OCT motion contrast data of the subject based on the plurality of OCT signals acquired through the imaging sequence in the first region and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Takeno
  • Patent number: 11051690
    Abstract: An ophthalmological image processing apparatus includes an image obtaining portion for obtaining ophthalmological image data, which is captured by an imaging unit, of a subject eye, and an image processing portion for processing the ophthalmological image data. The image processing portion uses a first front image of the subject eye in a first depth region to correct a second front image of the subject eye captured in a second depth region which is different from the first depth region. The first front image and the second front image are constructed based on the ophthalmological image data. The ophthalmological image processing apparatus can reduce an artifact which is generated in an ophthalmological image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shiba, Tetsuya Kano, Naoki Takeno
  • Publication number: 20200245858
    Abstract: A processor of an ophthalmologic image processing device acquires an ophthalmologic image photographed by an ophthalmologic image photographing device. The processor inputs the ophthalmologic image into a mathematical model trained by a machine learning algorithm to acquire a result of an analysis relating to at least one of a specific disease and a specific structure of a subject eye. The processor acquires information of a distribution of weight relating to an analysis by a mathematical model, as supplemental distribution information, for which an image area of the ophthalmologic image input into the mathematical model is set as a variable. The processor sets a part of the image area of the ophthalmologic image, as an attention area, based on the supplemental distribution information. The processor acquires an image of a tissue including the attention area among a tissue of the subject eye and displays the image on a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeno, Ryosuke Shiba, Sohei Miyazaki, Yusuke Sakashita, Yoshiki Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10718601
    Abstract: An optical coherence tomography device provided with: an OCT optical system configured to output OCT signal; and an analysis processing unit configured to process the OCT signal and generate motion contrast data of the specimen. The analysis processing unit is provided with: a first image data generation unit configured to process multiple OCT signals to generate first image data representing phase difference information of the multiple OCT signals, and a second image data generation unit configured to process the OCT signal to generate second image data representing amplitude information of the OCT signal. The analysis processing unit generates the motion contrast data based on the phase difference information in the first image data and the amplitude information in the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeno, Masaaki Hanebuchi, Yasuhiro Furuuchi, Hajime Namiki
  • Publication number: 20200037872
    Abstract: An OCT apparatus includes an OCT optical system that has a light splitter splitting light from an OCT light source to light travelling to a measurement light path and light travelling to a reference light path and a detector detecting a spectrum interference signal of measurement light guided to a subject eye through the measurement light path and reference light from the reference light path, and a processing unit that processes the spectrum interference signal to generate OCT data. The processing unit performs at least complementary processing on an overlapping region of a real image and a virtual image in OCT data based on a plurality of OCT data obtained with different optical path lengths when detecting the spectrum interference signal, and generates OCT data subjected to the complementary processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke SHIBA, Masaaki HANEBUCHI, Naoki TAKENO, Yoshiki KUMAGAI
  • Publication number: 20190380588
    Abstract: An OCT signal processing device has an acquisition unit for acquiring three or more OCT signals being temporally different from each other with respect to the same position on a subject, from an OCT device that detects an OCT signal based on reflection light of measurement light applied to a subject and reference light corresponding to the measurement light, and a calculation unit for calculating motion contrast based on a plurality of OCT signals. The calculation unit selects two or more sets of OCT signals having different time interval between the OCT signals among sets obtained by extracting a plurality of OCT signals out of the three or more OCT signals, and calculates motion contrast for each of the selected two or more sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki TAKENO, Masaaki HANEBUCHI, Yasuhiro FURUUCHI, Hajime NAMIKI
  • Publication number: 20190365219
    Abstract: An OCT apparatus includes an OCT optical system that acquires an OCT signal based on measurement light applied to a subject and reference light, and a processor. The processor controls the OCT optical system based on a predetermined trigger to execute an imaging sequence in which a plurality of temporally different OCT signals are acquired in each of a first region on a subject and a second region adjacent to or partially overlapping with the first region, and imaging conditions are different from each other between the first region and the second region. The processor obtain OCT motion contrast data of the subject based on the plurality of OCT signals acquired through the imaging sequence in the first region and the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki TAKENO
  • Patent number: 10492682
    Abstract: An ophthalmic analysis device for analyzing OCT motion contrast data including blood vessel information of a subject eye acquired by an ophthalmic OCT, includes: a processor; and memory storing computer readable program, when executed by the processor, causing the ophthalmic analysis device to execute: an analysis process of analyzing the OCT motion contrast data to acquire a measurement result related to a capillary area of the subject eye. The analysis process executes an alleviating process for alleviating the influence of great blood vessels having blood vessel diameters larger than those of capillaries on the measurement result to acquire the measurement result related to the capillary area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shiba, Norimasa Satake, Tetsuya Kano, Yasuhiro Furuuchi, Yuki Kuno, Ai Takaya, Naoki Takeno, Yukihiro Higuchi, Hajime Namiki
  • Publication number: 20190269319
    Abstract: An ophthalmological image processing apparatus includes an image obtaining portion for obtaining ophthalmological image data, which is captured by an imaging unit, of a subject eye, and an image processing portion for processing the ophthalmological image data. The image processing portion uses a first front image of the subject eye in a first depth region to correct a second front image of the subject eye captured in a second depth region which is different from the first depth region. The first front image and the second front image are constructed based on the ophthalmological image data. The ophthalmological image processing apparatus can reduce an artifact which is generated in an ophthalmological image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: NIDEK Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shiba, Tetsuya Kano, Naoki Takeno
  • Patent number: 10213100
    Abstract: An optical coherence tomography apparatus includes an OCT optical system configured to detect an OCT signal based on measurement light scanned on scan positions of a subject including a blood vessel network by a scanning unit and reference light. The optical coherence tomography apparatus is configured to execute: a signal processing instruction of processing OCT signals which are temporally different from each other with respect to a same position on the subject and generating a motion contrast image which images distribution of a moving object in a depth direction at each of the scan positions based on the OCT signals; and a detecting instruction of analyzing a profile in the depth direction of the motion contrast image generated by the signal processing unit and detecting a change resulting from the blood vessel to detect the blood vessel network included in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeno, Yasuhiro Furuuchi, Hajime Namiki
  • Patent number: 10152807
    Abstract: An OCT signal processing apparatus includes: a OCT signal receiver configured to receive a plurality of OCT signals detected by an OCT device based on measurement light radiated to a test substance and reference light; a display; a controller configured to: processes the plurality of OCT signals received by the OCT signal receiver to obtain 3-dimensional motion contrast data; extract depth region data from the 3-dimensional motion contrast data, the depth region data representing motion contrast data in a depth region of a part of the test substance; and display, on the display, a confirmation screen including the motion contrast image based on the depth region data to confirm quality of 3-dimensional motion contrast data obtained by processing the plurality of OCT signals which are temporally different from each other in the same region of the test substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Kuno, Ai Takaya, Naoki Takeno
  • Publication number: 20180172426
    Abstract: An optical coherence tomography device provided with: an OCT optical system configured to output OCT signal; and an analysis processing unit configured to process the OCT signal and generate motion contrast data of the specimen. The analysis processing unit is provided with: a first image data generation unit configured to process multiple OCT signals to generate first image data representing phase difference information of the multiple OCT signals, and a second image data generation unit configured to process the OCT signal to generate second image data representing amplitude information of the OCT signal. The analysis processing unit generates the motion contrast data based on the phase difference information in the first image data and the amplitude information in the second image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki TAKENO, Masaaki HANEBUCHI, Yasuhiro FURUUCHI, Hajime NAMIKI
  • Patent number: 9933246
    Abstract: There is provided an optical coherence tomography device provided with: an OCT optical system configured to output OCT signal; and an analysis processing unit configured to process the OCT signal and generate motion contrast data of the specimen. The analysis processing unit is provided with: a first image data generation unit configured to process multiple OCT signals to generate first image data representing phase difference information of the multiple OCT signals, and a second image data generation unit configured to process the OCT signal to generate second image data representing amplitude information of the OCT signal. The analysis processing unit generates the motion contrast data based on the phase difference information in the first image data and the amplitude information in the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takeno, Masaaki Hanebuchi, Yasuhiro Furuuchi, Hajime Namiki
  • Patent number: 9795291
    Abstract: An optical coherence tomography device includes: an OCT optical system configured to obtain a OCT signal; a front observation optical system configured to obtain a front image of the test substance; and a controller is configured to: control the OCT optical system to obtain first temporally different OCT signals with respect to the test substance; control the front observation optical system to obtain a first front image of the test substance at the time the first OCT signals are obtained; control the front observation optical system to obtain a second front image of the test substance after that; determine whether or not the plurality of first OCT signals are good based on a positional deviation between the first and second front images; and obtain motion contrast data of the test substance when it is determined that the plurality of first OCT signals are good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norimasa Satake, Yukihiro Higuchi, Naoki Takeno
  • Patent number: 9687147
    Abstract: An optical coherence tomography device includes an OCT optical system; a processor. The processor executes: an image generation processing of processing first OCT signals, and generating, based on the first OCT signals, a three-dimensional motion contrast image which is obtained by imaging a moving object in the scanning position; a Doppler shift detection processing of detecting Doppler shift in a scanning position specified on the three-dimensional motion contrast image, the plurality of second OCT signals being detected at timings different from the timings when the plurality of first OCT signals are detected; and a velocity obtaining processing of obtaining an absolute velocity of the moving object based on the Doppler shift detected by the Doppler shift detection processing and a three-dimensional structure of the test subject obtained from the three-dimensional motion contrast image generated by the image generation processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Furuuchi, Masaaki Hanebuchi, Masakazu Endo, Hajime Namiki, Naoki Takeno
  • Publication number: 20170112377
    Abstract: An ophthalmic analysis device for analyzing OCT motion contrast data including blood vessel information of a subject eye acquired by an ophthalmic OCT, includes: an analysis processing means configured to analyze the OCT motion contrast data to acquire a measurement result related to a capillary area of the subject eye, wherein the analysis processing means an alleviating process for alleviating the influence of great blood vessels having blood vessel diameters larger than those of capillaries on the measurement result to acquire the measurement result related to the capillary area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke SHIBA, Norimasa SATAKE, Tetsuya KANO, Yasuhiro FURUUCHI, Yuki KUNO, Ai TAKAYA, Naoki TAKENO, Yukihiro HIGUCHI, Hajime NAMIKI
  • Publication number: 20160367133
    Abstract: An optical coherence tomography device includes: an OCT optical system configured to obtain a OCT signal; a front observation optical system configured to obtain a front image of the test substance; and a controller is configured to: control the OCT optical system to obtain first temporally different OCT signals with respect to the test substance; control the front observation optical system to obtain a first front image of the test substance at the time the first OCT signals are obtained; control the front observation optical system to obtain a second front image of the test substance after that; determine whether or not the plurality of first OCT signals are good based on a positional deviation between the first and second front images; and obtain motion contrast data of the test substance when it is determined that the plurality of first OCT signals are good.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norimasa SATAKE, Yukihiro HIGUCHI, Naoki TAKENO
  • Publication number: 20160371836
    Abstract: An OCT signal processing apparatus includes: a OCT signal receiver configured to receive a plurality of OCT signals detected by an OCT device based on measurement light radiated to a test substance and reference light; a display; a controller configured to: processes the plurality of OCT signals received by the OCT signal receiver to obtain 3-dimensional motion contrast data; extract depth region data from the 3-dimensional motion contrast data, the depth region data representing motion contrast data in a depth region of a part of the test substance; and display, on the display, a confirmation screen including the motion contrast image based on the depth region data to confirm quality of 3-dimensional motion contrast data obtained by processing the plurality of OCT signals which are temporally different from each other in the same region of the test substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki KUNO, Ai TAKAYA, Naoki TAKENO