Satoshi Imai 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).
Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry and a display. The processing circuitry acquires information of an RF (radio frequency) coil. The processing circuitry sets a protocol to be applied to imaging using the RF coil before execution of the imaging. When there are a plurality of protocols that can be selected as the protocol applied to the imaging, the display displays at least one protocol narrowed down from the protocols as the protocol that can be applied to the imaging, based on information of the RF coil.
Abstract: A control apparatus includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to receive a request to generate a communication path, calculate patterns in each of which a plurality of processing conditions for use in processing to be performed by communication devices arranged on the communication path are assigned to the communication devices usable to generate the communication path, determine a determined pattern for use in setting of a processing condition of the plurality of processing conditions from the calculated patterns, based on estimation information for associating a number of processing conditions with an estimated value of a throughput, the number of processing conditions and the estimated value of the throughput being set for the communication devices, and transmit a control packet to request each of the communication devices used in the determined pattern to set the processing condition along the determined pattern.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry generates positional information related to a positional relationship between a transmitter coil and a receiver coil based on a magnetic resonance signal received from a subject. The processing circuitry adjusts an irradiation intensity of an RF pulse to be irradiated on the subject in accordance with the positional information.
Abstract: A method of producing a foil formed member, includes: preparing a formed member on which a plastic toner image having plasticity is formed; and pressing foil against the formed member at a temperature of 70° C. or lower to form a foil image on the plastic toner image of the formed member, and a method of producing a wiring substrate, includes: preparing a substrate on which a toner image of a toner, in which a volume fraction of particles having a particle diameter of 16 ?m or more is less than 1%, is formed; and forming a foil image on the toner image of the substrate.
Abstract: When a content acquisition unit acquires a part of full-size application software, an installation processing unit installs the acquired part, and an execution unit sets the installed application software to be executable. While the execution unit is executing the application software, the content acquisition unit continues to download the application software. A display processing unit changes a display mode of an icon image differently when a part of the application software is installed and when the application software is installed in its entirety.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a first transmit coil transmitting a first RF pulse corresponding to a resonance frequency of a first nuclide species in an object placed in an imaging space, a first receive coil receiving a first NMR signal of the first nuclide species, a cable connected to the first receive coil, a balun attached to the cable and/or the first receive coil, a substance attached to the balun and/or a vicinity of the balun, the substance including a second nuclide species having a resonance frequency different from the resonance frequency of the first nuclide species, a second transmit coil transmitting a second RF pulse corresponding to a resonance frequency of the second nuclide species, and a second receive coil receiving a second NMR signal of the second nuclide species in the substance.
Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a processor included in each of a plurality of node devices in a data circulation network to execute a process, the process includes when receiving a request to register metadata including attribute information on data of a terminal connected to one of the node devices, transferring the metadata to other plurality of node devices and when receiving a request to obtain data based on the metadata, obtaining the data from the terminal and transferring the data to a requestor of the data.
Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes a plurality of first coil elements and a connector. The first coil elements are embedded in a couchtop on which a subject is placed. The connector is provided in such a region of the couchtop that is positioned on the inside of the loop of at least one of the first coil elements. It is possible to attach and detach a second coil element different from the first coil elements to and from the connector.
Abstract: A cabin includes: a panel disposed on a side of an operator seat, the panel including: a plurality of cross members extending in a first direction; and a plurality of transverse members intersecting with the plurality of cross members each other and extending in a second direction; a glass panel disposed on a side of the panel; a window frame disposed on the glass panel; a window panel disposed on the window frame, the window panel being configured to move in the first direction or in the second direction; a projecting member disposed on a side of the window panel, the side being an identical side to the operator seat, the projecting member being configured to move together with the window panel; and a guide portion configured to accept insertion of the projecting member and to limit a moving distance of the window panel.
Abstract: According to one embodiments, a wearing detection apparatus includes a restraint device, an imaging device, a control unit, and an output device. The restraint device is to restrain a passenger seated in a seat, and includes a strap an exposed area of which changes when the strap is being worn and not worn. The imaging device captures an image of the restraint device including the strap. The control unit detects from the image captured by the imaging device, a recognition image corresponding to a recognition member provided in an area that is exposed when the strap is worn. The output device outputs a result of detection of the recognition image.
Abstract: An optical scanning device includes: an optical scanning unit configured to repeatedly scan an irradiation destination of irradiation light to a predetermined trajectory; a light emission control unit configured to control light emission of the irradiation light to irradiate irradiation points to the predetermined trajectory; and a driving signal generation unit configured to generate a driving signal for driving the optical scanning unit, wherein the light emission control unit irradiates the irradiation points to the predetermined trajectory so that the irradiation points are substantially uniformly dispersed in a region in which a density of the irradiation points is relatively low in a region in which the irradiation light is irradiated.
Abstract: An optical element manufacturing apparatus includes plural pairs of stage units that are each arranged opposite to each other so as to sandwich a mold set that houses a molding material, each of the plural pairs of stage units performing at least one of heating, pressurization, and cooling on the mold set, wherein each of the stage units includes a temperature control block for which temperature is controlled, and in a third direction orthogonal to a first direction and a second direction, the temperature control block includes heating regions that are positioned on sides of both ends and in which heating sources are arranged, and a non-heating region that is positioned on a central side and in which the heating sources are not arranged throughout the first direction, the first direction being a direction in which the plural pairs of stage units are arranged, and the second direction being a direction in which a pair of stage units are opposite to each other.
Abstract: A convenient method for nucleic acid analysis is provided, which enables 1000 or more types of nucleic acid to be analyzed collectively with high comprehensiveness and with a dynamic range of at least four digits. In particular, provided is a very effective analytical method especially for untranslated RNAs and microRNAs, of which the types of target nucleic acids is 10000 or lower. Nucleic acids can be analyzed conveniently and rapidly with high comprehensiveness and quantitative performance at single-molecule sensitivity and resolution by following the steps of: preparing a group of target nucleic acid fragments one molecule at a time and hybridizing the nucleic acid molecules, which have known base sequences and have been labeled with the fluorescence substances, with the group of the target nucleic acid fragments to detect the fluorescence substances labeling the hybridized nucleic acid molecules.
Abstract: A high-frequency signal processing apparatus and a wireless communication apparatus can achieve a decrease in power consumption. For example, when an indicated power level to a high-frequency power amplifier is equal to or greater than a second reference value, envelope tracking is performed by causing a source voltage control circuit to control a high-speed DCDC converter using a detection result of an envelope detecting circuit and causing a bias control circuit to indicate a fixed bias value. The source voltage control circuit and the bias control circuit indicate a source voltage and a bias value decreasing in proportion to a decrease in the indicated power level when the indicated power level is in a range of the second reference value to the first reference value, and indicate a fixed source voltage and a fixed bias value when the indicated power level is less than the first reference value.
Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes a Radio Frequency (RE) coil configured to apply an RF magnetic field to a subject. The RF coil includes: a supporting member formed to have a circular cylindrical shape; and an electrically-conductive member which is arranged to extend along an axial direction of the supporting member and through which a radio frequency current flows when the RF magnetic field is generated. The electrically-conductive member includes: a first part provided on an outer circumferential surface of the supporting member; and a second part positioned farther away from an RF shield provided on an outer circumferential side of the RF coil than the first part is, in terms of a radial direction of the supporting member.
Abstract: An information control apparatus includes, a memory that stores information relating to content, an acquiring circuit that acquires information relating to a request specified by a third party different from an original source of the content, a determining circuit that determines whether or not to present stored content to a user based on the request, and an output circuit that outputs information relating to content selected to be presented.
Abstract: A communication device including a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to determine a transmission order such that at least one of a maximum value of a common key generation time from among two or more communication devices and a number of times of key generation processing by the two or more communication devices becomes a minimum value, instruct another communication device from among the two or more communication devices to transmit a partial key in accordance with the transmission order determined, and transmit a partial key generated, in accordance with the determined transmission order.
Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes a transmission coil and processing circuitry. The transmission coil is configured to apply a high frequency magnetic field to an object. The processing circuitry is configured to: derive, based on at least one of an imaging region and the body shape data of the object, a specific area in a field of view (FOV); and determine, based on a signal within the specific area, an output power level of a high frequency pulse signal supplied to the transmission coil.
May 1, 2018
November 15, 2018
CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Satoshi IMAI, Sadanori TOMIHA, Keiichiro ISHI, Takaya MORI
Abstract: A medical image diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes a storage circuitry and processing circuitry. The storage circuitry is configured to store therein workflow information indicating a plurality of procedures related to a preparation for an imaging process. The processing circuitry is configured to analyze an image obtained by a camera. The processing circuitry is configured to identify which of the plurality of procedures has been performed on the basis of the workflow information and a result of the analysis performed on the image and to cause an informing device to provide information about one or more of the procedures corresponding to a result of the identifying.
Abstract: A route search apparatus includes a storage configured to store information of a search tree associated with a topology of a network, and a processor configured to search for candidates of a route from a start point node to an end point node and exclude from search candidates a route from a first node to the end point when a total value of a hop length from the start point node to the first node and the shortest hop length from the first node to the end point node exceeds a predetermined hop length.