Patents by Inventor Nobuyuki Miyake

Nobuyuki Miyake 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: 20210077051
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing system is described. If a hardware processor determines that an image processor and an image analyzing unit are capable of sharing image data via an identical memory, the image processor stores image data in the memory and the image analyzing unit analyzes the image data with reference to the memory. If the hardware processor determines that the image processor and the image analyzing unit can send and receive the data via a wired network, the image processor transfers the data to the image analyzing unit, and the image analyzing unit analyzes the data. If the hardware processor determines that the image processor and the image analyzing unit can send and receive the data via a wireless network, the image processor compresses the data or decimates partial data and transfers the data to the image analyzing unit, and the image analyzing unit decompresses and analyzes the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kuwata, Hidetake Tezuka, Satoshi Komiya, Nobuyuki Miyake, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Ichirou Hamamoto, Shintaro Muraoka, Kazuhiko Katsushima, Tomoyasu Yokoyama, Akira Hiroshige, Takanori Kakigi, Tomoya Ogawa, Tetsu Hosoki, Tomonori Gido, Makoto Sumi
  • Publication number: 20210076477
    Abstract: A radiation imaging system includes a radiation source and a notifying unit. The radiation source is for still image shooting and moving image shooting performed by the radiation imaging system to obtain image data of a subject. The notifying unit notifies whether a type of imaging to be performed is the still image shooting or the moving image shooting in a mode in which the type is instinctively recognizable by at least one of sense of sight, sense of hearing, and sense of touch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yuuichi Nishijima, Tetsu HOSOKI, Nobuyuki MIYAKE
  • Patent number: 10939890
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging system includes an irradiating apparatus, a first clock, a radiographic imaging apparatus, a second clock and a hardware processor. The irradiating apparatus generates radiation. The first clock keeps time and works with the irradiating apparatus. The radiographic imaging apparatus generates image data based on received radiation. The second clock keeps time and works with the radiographic imaging apparatus. The hardware processor (i) obtains a clock value of the first clock at a predetermined time point and a clock value of the second clock at the predetermined time point respectively as first clock information and second clock information, (ii) makes a determination as to whether a specific condition is met based on the obtained first clock information and the obtained second clock information, and (iii) in response to the specific condition being met, performs a specific output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kuwata, Nobuyuki Miyake, Koji Kashima, Kohei Isogai, Kentaro Hara, Hidetake Tezuka
  • Patent number: 10932747
    Abstract: A synchronization signal transmitter is configured to be capable of storing unique identification information that can identify the synchronization signal transmitter and transmitting the identification information to a radiation irradiation apparatus and a radiation imaging apparatus. The radiation irradiation apparatus or the radiation imaging apparatus includes a hardware processor that determines whether or not the identification information that has been received by the radiation irradiation apparatus and the identification information received by the radiation imaging apparatus are in agreement with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kentaro Hara, Nobuyuki Miyake, Masahiro Kuwata, Kohei Isogai, Koji Kashima, Hidetake Tezuka
  • Publication number: 20210052242
    Abstract: A control system includes a radiation emission apparatus and a radiographic imaging apparatus that generates image data by receiving radiation A first apparatus of the radiation emission apparatus and the radiographic imaging apparatus includes a first timer that performs time measurement to periodically generate first time measurement information. A second apparatus of the radiation emission apparatus and the radiographic imaging apparatus includes a second timer that performs time measurement to periodically generate second time measurement information. The first apparatus includes an interface that transmits the first time measurement information to the second timer. At least one apparatus includes a hardware processor which adjusts the operation of the first or second timer based on adjustment conditions in a state where the second timer does not acquire the first time measurement information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kohei ISOGAI, Hidetake TEZUKA, Nobuyuki MIYAKE, Kentaro HARA, Masahiro KUWATA, Koji KASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10881370
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing system is described. If a hardware processor determines that an image processor and an image analyzing unit are capable of sharing image data via an identical memory, the image processor stores image data in the memory and the image analyzing unit analyzes the image data with reference to the memory. If the hardware processor determines that the image processor and the image analyzing unit can send and receive the data via a wired network, the image processor transfers the data to the image analyzing unit, and the image analyzing unit analyzes the data. If the hardware processor determines that the image processor and the image analyzing unit can send and receive the data via a wireless network, the image processor compresses the data or decimates partial data and transfers the data to the image analyzing unit, and the image analyzing unit decompresses and analyzes the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kuwata, Hidetake Tezuka, Satoshi Komiya, Nobuyuki Miyake, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Ichirou Hamamoto, Shintaro Muraoka, Kazuhiko Katsushima, Tomoyasu Yokoyama, Akira Hiroshige, Takanori Kakigi, Tomoya Ogawa, Tetsu Hosoki, Tomonori Gido, Makoto Sumi
  • Patent number: 10842459
    Abstract: A control system includes a radiation emission apparatus and a radiographic imaging apparatus that generates image data by receiving radiation. A first apparatus of the radiation emission apparatus and the radiographic imaging apparatus includes a first timer that performs time measurement to periodically generate first time measurement information. A second apparatus of the radiation emission apparatus and the radiographic imaging apparatus includes a second timer that performs time measurement to periodically generate second time measurement information. The first apparatus includes an interface that transmits the first time measurement information to the second timer. At least one apparatus includes a hardware processor which adjusts the operation of the first or second timer based on adjustment conditions in a state where the second timer does not acquire the first time measurement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kohei Isogai, Hidetake Tezuka, Nobuyuki Miyake, Kentaro Hara, Masahiro Kuwata, Koji Kashima
  • Patent number: 10806015
    Abstract: A radiation imaging system includes a radiation source and a notifying unit. The radiation source is for still image shooting and moving image shooting performed by the radiation imaging system to obtain image data of a subject. The notifying unit notifies whether a type of imaging to be performed is the still image shooting or the moving image shooting in a mode in which the type is instinctively recognizable by at least one of sense of sight, sense of hearing, and sense of touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Nishijima, Tetsu Hosoki, Nobuyuki Miyake
  • Publication number: 20200146643
    Abstract: A portable radiation imaging apparatus including: a detection section which includes a plurality of radiation detection elements for accumulating electric charges corresponding to a radiation amount, the radiation detection elements being two-dimensionally arranged; and a control section which controls accumulation of the electric charges in the radiation detection elements and reading of the accumulated electric charges from the radiation detection elements and generates a plurality of frame images of a subject, the electric charges to be accumulated corresponding to the radiation amount of radiation emitted in a pulsed manner by a radiation source and transmitted through the subject, wherein the control section adjusts a synchronization timing between the radiation source and the detection section by using a waveform of radiation emitted by the radiation source, the waveform being obtained by reading electric charges from at least a part of the plurality of radiation detection elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsu HOSOKI, Tomonori GIDO, Nobuyuki MIYAKE
  • Publication number: 20200138396
    Abstract: The present invention provides a radiography apparatus that can effectively exhibit the advantages of individual image capturing modes, namely, a controlled mode and an autonomous mode. A radiography apparatus includes: a plurality of radiation detecting elements that are arrayed two-dimensionally and that generate charges in accordance with the dose of radiation used for irradiation; and a control means that exercises control so as to at least read the charges from the individual radiation detecting elements and generate image data, wherein the image capturing mode can be switched between a controlled mode, in which image capturing is controlled via an external console, and an autonomous mode, in which image capturing is executed autonomously without being controlled via the console, and when the image capturing mode is switched between the controlled mode and the autonomous mode, the control means switches its processing method to a processing method for the image capturing mode entered after the switching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Akira HIROSHIGE, Wataru MATSUSHITA, Nobuyuki MIYAKE, Hidetake TEZUKA, Tetsu HOSOKI, Tomonori GIDO
  • Publication number: 20200120783
    Abstract: A radiation generation control device includes an acquirer, a first connector, a second connector and a controller. The acquirer acquires a first signal which instructs emission of radiation. The first connector inputs a second signal which indicates a driving state of a radiography apparatus that generates a radiographic image. The second connector connects with a radiation generation apparatus that generates radiation. The controller makes the second connector repeatedly output a third signal which instructs emission of radiation with a predetermined period based on the acquired first signal and the input second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro KUWATA, Koutarou Kanamori, Nobuyuki Miyake, Kosuke Fukazu
  • Publication number: 20200110044
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image displaying apparatus, including: a hardware processor that: acquires a series of frames of a dynamic image from a radiographic imaging apparatus that generates the series of frames at a predetermined imaging frame rate based on received radiation; stores the acquired series of frames in a storage; selects frames to be used for display from the series of frames stored in the storage by picking up a frame from every predetermined number of frames; and displays an edited dynamic image composed of the selected frames on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kosuke FUKAZU, Masahiro KUWATA, Koutarou KANAMORI, Nobuyuki MIYAKE
  • Patent number: 10568595
    Abstract: A portable radiation imaging apparatus including: a detection section which includes a plurality of radiation detection elements for accumulating electric charges corresponding to a radiation amount, the radiation detection elements being two-dimensionally arranged; and a control section which controls accumulation of the electric charges in the radiation detection elements and reading of the accumulated electric charges from the radiation detection elements and generates a plurality of frame images of a subject, the electric charges to be accumulated corresponding to the radiation amount of radiation emitted in a pulsed manner by a radiation source and transmitted through the subject, wherein the control section adjusts a synchronization timing between the radiation source and the detection section by using a waveform of radiation emitted by the radiation source, the waveform being obtained by reading electric charges from at least a part of the plurality of radiation detection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tetsu Hosoki, Tomonori Gido, Nobuyuki Miyake
  • Patent number: 10561389
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing apparatus includes: a two-dimensional array of radiation detecting elements that generate one or more electric charges in proportion to a dose of incident radiation; and a control unit that performs control, at least, to read the electric charges from the radiation detecting elements and generate image data. An image capturing mode is switchable between a controlled mode in which the radiographic image capturing apparatus is under control of an external console and a stand-alone mode in which the radiographic image capturing apparatus autonomously performs image capturing without the control of the console. When the image capturing mode is switched to the controlled mode or the stand-alone mode, the control unit changes its own process so as to meet the switched image capturing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Hiroshige, Wataru Matsushita, Nobuyuki Miyake, Hidetake Tezuka, Tetsu Hosoki, Tomonori Gido
  • Publication number: 20200010132
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an automobile includes placing a body on a pre-assembled underside part set, and then assembling the underside part set onto the body. The underside part set includes a rear suspension in which a spring and a shock absorber are arranged side by side, and the spring is brought into a compressed state in the underside part set before the body is placed on the underside part set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirota Miyake, Yuji Nabeshima, Nobuyuki Nagai
  • Publication number: 20200008771
    Abstract: A control system includes a radiation emission apparatus and a radiographic imaging apparatus that generates image data by receiving radiation. A first apparatus of the radiation emission apparatus and the radiographic imaging apparatus includes a first timer that performs time measurement to periodically generate first time measurement information. A second apparatus of the radiation emission apparatus and the radiographic imaging apparatus includes a second timer that performs time measurement to periodically generate second time measurement information. The first apparatus includes an interface that transmits the first time measurement information to the second timer. At least one apparatus includes a hardware processor which adjusts the operation of the first or second timer based on adjustment conditions in a state where the second timer does not acquire the first time measurement information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kohei ISOGAI, Hidetake TEZUKA, Nobuyuki MIYAKE, Kentaro HARA, Masahiro KUWATA, Koji KASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190290237
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging system includes an irradiating apparatus, a first clock, a radiographic imaging apparatus, a second clock and a hardware processor. The irradiating apparatus generates radiation. The first clock keeps time and works with the irradiating apparatus. The radiographic imaging apparatus generates image data based on received radiation. The second clock keeps time and works with the radiographic imaging apparatus. The hardware processor (i) obtains a clock value of the first clock at a predetermined time point and a clock value of the second clock at the predetermined time point respectively as first clock information and second clock information, (ii) makes a determination as to whether a specific condition is met based on the obtained first clock information and the obtained second clock information, and (iii) in response to the specific condition being met, performs a specific output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro KUWATA, Nobuyuki MIYAKE, Koji KASHIMA, Kohei ISOGAI, Kentaro HARA, Hidetake TEZUKA
  • Publication number: 20190290238
    Abstract: A synchronization signal transmitter is configured to be capable of storing unique identification information that can identify the synchronization signal transmitter and transmitting the identification information to a radiation irradiation apparatus and a radiation imaging apparatus. The radiation irradiation apparatus or the radiation imaging apparatus includes a hardware processor that determines whether or not the identification information that has been received by the radiation irradiation apparatus and the identification information received by the radiation imaging apparatus are in agreement with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro HARA, Nobuyuki MIYAKE, Masahiro KUWATA, Kohei ISOGAI, Koji KASHIMA, Hidetake TEZUKA
  • Patent number: 10418224
    Abstract: In the plasma etching method, a sample is placed on a stage in a chamber. A first gas is introduced into the chamber. Electric field is supplied within the chamber to plasma is generated from the first gas. A first RF power of a first frequency, which is for generating a bias voltage in the sample for etching the sample with radicals which are generated in the plasma while the plasma is generated, is supplied to the stage. A second gas is introduced from a position in outer periphery of a surface of the stage, on which the sample is placed. A second RF power of a second frequency higher than the first frequency and capable of generating plasma from the second gas above the stage that allows radicals generated in the plasma generated from the second gas to be supplied in the outer periphery, is supplied to the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyuki Kofuji, Ken'etsu Yokogawa, Nobuyuki Negishi, Masami Kamibayashi, Masatoshi Miyake
  • Publication number: 20180368797
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing system is described. If a hardware processor determines that an image processor and an image analyzing unit are capable of sharing image data via an identical memory, the image processor stores image data in the memory and the image analyzing unit analyzes the image data with reference to the memory. If the hardware processor determines that the image processor and the image analyzing unit can send and receive the data via a wired network, the image processor transfers the data to the image analyzing unit, and the image analyzing unit analyzes the data. If the hardware processor determines that the image processor and the image analyzing unit can send and receive the data via a wireless network, the image processor compresses the data or decimates partial data and transfers the data to the image analyzing unit, and the image analyzing unit decompresses and analyzes the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro KUWATA, Hidetake TEZUKA, Satoshi KOMIYA, Nobuyuki MIYAKE, Hiroyuki NAKAGAWA, Ichirou HAMAMOTO, Shintaro MURAOKA, Kazuhiko KATSUSHIMA, Tomoyasu YOKOYAMA, Akira HIROSHIGE, Takanori KAKIGI, Tomoya OGAWA, Tetsu HOSOKI, Tomonori GIDO, Makoto SUMI