Patents by Inventor Satoru Omura

Satoru Omura 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: 10721839
    Abstract: A radiographic apparatus of the present invention includes a radiation sensor configured to convert incident radiation into an image signal; a base supporting the radiation sensor; an electronic component, electrically connected to the radiation sensor, that generates heat by being driven; a casing containing the radiation sensor, the base and the electronic component; a heat transfer member disposed in an opposite side to the base across the electronic component, and configured to transfer the heat generated from the electronic component to the casing; and a support member supporting the base and the heat transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki Tagawa, Yohei Saito, Satoru Omura, Youjirou Hiratsuka
  • Publication number: 20200183020
    Abstract: A radiographic apparatus includes a sensor panel that obtains a radiographic image by converting radiation incident thereon into an electric signal, a sensor support base that supports the sensor panel, and a housing that houses the sensor panel and the sensor support base therein. The housing includes a stack structure including a first conductor layer, a second conductor layer electrically connected to the first conductor layer via an electric connection member, and a nonconductor layer disposed between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Satoru Omura, Motoki Tagawa
  • Patent number: 10617380
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus includes a sensor panel, a sound emitting member that provides notification of a state via sound, a casing that contains the sensor panel and the sound emitting member, where the casing includes a first sound transmission hole and a sound transmission member that covers the first sound transmission hole, where the sound transmission member includes a second sound transmission hole with a smaller diameter than a diameter of the first sound transmission hole. The radiographic imaging apparatus includes a detection unit that detects information related to an installed state of the radiographic imaging apparatus and a control unit that controls a volume of the emitted sound based on the detected information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki Tagawa, Takahiro Koyanagi, Youjirou Hiratsuka, Satoru Omura, Katsushi Kato
  • Publication number: 20200037969
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus comprises a radiation sensor configured to convert incident radiation to an electrical signal and a housing configured to encompass the radiation sensor, wherein a holding portion that is shaped as a recess is formed in a back face of the housing, the back face being on a side opposite to a radiation incident surface of the housing, and a member having a lower heat conductivity than a heat conductivity of the back face is arranged at a position corresponding to the holding portion in the back face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Motoki Tagawa, Satoru Omura
  • Publication number: 20190110376
    Abstract: A radiographic apparatus of the present invention includes a radiation sensor configured to convert incident radiation into an image signal; a base supporting the radiation sensor; an electronic component, electrically connected to the radiation sensor, that generates heat by being driven; a casing containing the radiation sensor, the base and the electronic component; a heat transfer member disposed in an opposite side to the base across the electronic component, and configured to transfer the heat generated from the electronic component to the casing; and a support member supporting the base and the heat transfer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: MOTOKI TAGAWA, Yohei Saito, Satoru Omura, Youjirou Hiratsuka
  • Publication number: 20180092618
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus includes a sensor panel, a sound emitting member that provides notification of a state via sound, a casing that contains the sensor panel and the sound emitting member, where the casing includes a first sound transmission hole and a sound transmission member that covers the first sound transmission hole, where the sound transmission member includes a second sound transmission hole with a smaller diameter than a diameter of the first sound transmission hole. The radiographic imaging apparatus includes a detection unit that detects information related to an installed state of the radiographic imaging apparatus and a control unit that controls a volume of the emitted sound based on the detected information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Motoki Tagawa, Takahiro Koyanagi, Youjirou Hiratsuka, Satoru Omura, Katsushi Kato
  • Patent number: 9433394
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus comprising: a radiation detector configured to be detachable with respect to a patient platform and detect radiation transmitted through an object in one of a moving image capturing mode and a still image capturing mode; a detection unit configured to detect a shift timing of an image capturing mode; a cooling mechanism configured to cool the radiation detector in one of a first cooling mode and a second cooling mode having a higher cooling capacity than the first cooling mode; and a control unit configured to switch the cooling modes of the cooling mechanism based on detection by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Omura
  • Patent number: 9326747
    Abstract: A mobile radiation imaging apparatus includes a radiation generation unit configured to generate radiation, a cart, a supporting member formed on the cart and configured to hold the radiation generation unit in a movable manner with respect to the cart, a detection unit configured to detect arrangement of the radiation generation unit in a particular non-imaging position, and a control unit configured to limit a motion of the supporting member according to a detection result by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Omura
  • Patent number: 9295438
    Abstract: A movable X-ray generation apparatus includes an X-ray tube configured to perform irradiation with X-rays, an arm configured to support the X-ray tube, a cart unit configured to support and move the arm, and a monitor mounted on the upper portion of the cart unit. The movable X-ray generation apparatus includes a first member configured to support the monitor to be pivotable about a first rotation axis, and a second member configured to support the first member to be pivotable about a second rotation axis different from the first rotation axis with respect to the cart unit. At least one of the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis provides a rotation axis parallel to the display surface of the monitor and perpendicular to a moving surface on which the cart unit moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Omura, Tetsuo Shimada
  • Patent number: 9275770
    Abstract: A radiation generation apparatus includes a radiation generator which generates radiation, an arm which supports the radiation generator, and a column which supports the arm. The arm can open and close with respect to the column. The radiation generation apparatus includes a restriction unit which restricts the opening and closing angle of the arm with respect to the column in accordance with the length of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Omura
  • Publication number: 20150313560
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging system and a radiation generation apparatus are provided where components are detachable according to a transportation form. The radiation generation apparatus and the radiographic imaging system include a radiation generation unit configured to generate radiation, an arm configured to support the radiation generation unit, a support pillar configured to support the arm, and a storage unit configured to store a radiation detector configured to detect the radiation. The storage unit is detachable from the support pillar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: Satoru Omura
  • Publication number: 20150270022
    Abstract: A radiation generation apparatus includes a radiation generator which generates radiation, an arm which supports the radiation generator, and a column which supports the arm. The arm can open and close with respect to the column. The radiation generation apparatus includes a restriction unit which restricts the opening and closing angle of the arm with respect to the column in accordance with the length of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Satoru Omura
  • Patent number: 9121805
    Abstract: A radiation generating apparatus and a radiographing apparatus configured to allow a radiation generating unit to be installed at arbitrary positions include an arm configured to support a radiation generating unit that generates radiation, a pillar configured to rotatably support the arm, and a movable base configured to support the pillar and move on a floor surface are provided, and the arm includes an expandable mechanism configured to expand and contract in a longitudinal direction of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Omura
  • Patent number: 9084582
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus includes an irradiation unit configured to irradiate radiation, a positioning unit configured to position the irradiation unit, and a cart unit configured to move while the irradiation unit and the positioning unit are mounted on the cart unit. The radiation imaging apparatus includes a moving unit configured to hold a display unit below the irradiation unit and to slide the display unit along a display screen of the display unit outwardly from the cart unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Omura
  • Patent number: 9055911
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus includes an arm configured to support a radiation generating unit that generates radiation, a post configured to support the arm, a movable portion configured to support the post and to be movable on a floor, and a supporting foot portion that is rotatable with respect to the movable portion. The supporting foot portion and the arm are operable to be placed in an open state and a closed state. In a state where the supporting foot portion and the arm are closed, the supporting foot portion covers the radiation generating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shichihei Sakuragi, Satoru Omura
  • Patent number: 8872121
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus includes: a first cooling fan configured to cool a first heat generation portion of a radiation detection unit housed in the radiation imaging apparatus, by blowing a cooling medium to the first heat generation portion; a second cooling fan configured to cool a second heat generation portion of the radiation detection unit housed in the radiation imaging apparatus, which is larger in amount of generated heat than the first heat generation portion, by blowing the cooling medium to the second heat generation portion; and a discharge port formed in a position nearer to the second heat generation portion than to the first heat generation portion and configured to discharge the cooling medium which received heat from the first heat generation portion and the cooling medium which received heat from the second heat generation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsushi Kato, Masaaki Kobayashi, Satoru Omura
  • Publication number: 20140291539
    Abstract: A radiation generating apparatus and a radiographing apparatus configured to allow a radiation generating unit to be installed at arbitrary positions include an arm configured to support a radiation generating unit that generates radiation, a pillar configured to rotatably support the arm, and a movable base configured to support the pillar and move on a floor surface are provided, and the arm includes an expandable mechanism configured to expand and contract in a longitudinal direction of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Omura
  • Publication number: 20140233703
    Abstract: A movable X-ray generation apparatus includes an X-ray tube configured to perform irradiation with X-rays, an arm configured to support the X-ray tube, a cart unit configured to support and move the arm, and a monitor mounted on the upper portion of the cart unit. The movable X-ray generation apparatus includes a first member configured to support the monitor to be pivotable about a first rotation axis, and a second member configured to support the first member to be pivotable about a second rotation axis different from the first rotation axis with respect to the cart unit. At least one of the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis provides a rotation axis parallel to the display surface of the monitor and perpendicular to a moving surface on which the cart unit moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Omura, Tetsuo Shimada
  • Publication number: 20140236006
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus comprising: a radiation detector configured to be detachable with respect to a patient platform and detect radiation transmitted through an object in one of a moving image capturing mode and a still image capturing mode; a detection unit configured to detect a shift timing of an image capturing mode; a cooling mechanism configured to cool the radiation detector in one of a first cooling mode and a second cooling mode having a higher cooling capacity than the first cooling mode; and a control unit configured to switch the cooling modes of the cooling mechanism based on detection by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoru Omura
  • Patent number: 8754380
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus comprising: a radiation detector configured to be detachable with respect to a patient platform and detect radiation transmitted through an object in one of a moving image capturing mode and a still image capturing mode; a detection unit configured to detect a shift timing of an image capturing mode; a cooling mechanism configured to cool the radiation detector in one of a first cooling mode and a second cooling mode having a higher cooling capacity than the first cooling mode; and a control unit configured to switch the cooling modes of the cooling mechanism based on detection by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Omura