Patents by Inventor Shinobu Masuda

Shinobu Masuda 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: 10928620
    Abstract: A microscope system includes an observation optical system including an objective lens, an XY stage capable of moving an XY plane in an X-axis direction and an Y-axis direction, a first change unit configured to change a slant of the XY plane with respect to an optical axis direction of the objective lens, and a second change unit configured to change a slant of a slide placed on the XY stage with respect to the XY plane. Changing the slant of the XY plane by the first change unit is performed based on a first mark arranged on the XY plane at a position observable by the observation optical system. Changing the slant of the slide with respect to the XY plane by the second change unit is performed based on a second mark arranged on the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Tsutomu Shimada, Hirotake Ando, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Patent number: 10908034
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pressure-sensitive element having a relatively wide pressing force measurement range and a relatively simple structure. Pressure-sensitive element is provided with pressure-sensitive part that receives pressing force and detector that detects the pressing force, and has a structure described below. That is, pressure-sensitive part has first conductive member that has elasticity, second conductive member, and dielectric body. Dielectric body is disposed between first conductive member and second conductive member, and at least partially covers the surface of first conductive member or second conductive member. Detector detects pressing force based on a variation in electrostatic capacitance between first conductive member and second conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Moriura, Tetsuyoshi Ogura, Shinobu Masuda, Keiji Noine, Yui Sawada
  • Publication number: 20210011023
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for detecting the presence and/or amount of HER2 protein, HER2 nucleic acid (for example, HER2 genomic DNA), ER protein, and Chromosome 17 centromere DNA in a single sample. Samples stained for HER2 protein, HER2 DNA, ER protein, and Chromosome 17 DNA allow for the identification of various types of cancer cells, for example HER2 protein positive/ER protein positive/HER2 gene positive cells, HER2 protein positive/ER protein negative/HER2 gene positive cells, HER2 protein negative/ER protein positive/HER2 gene positive cells, and HER2 protein negative/ER protein negative/HER2 gene positive cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hiro NITTA, Brian D. KELLY, Eslie DENNIS, Shinobu MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10838187
    Abstract: A slide used for observation by a microscope includes a label area configured to arrange a label, a cover glass area configured to arrange an observation object and a cover glass, a position reference mark arranged in a vacant area between the label area and the cover glass area and configured to specify a reference position of the slide and an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction that are orthogonal to each other, and focus reference marks in which a predetermined pattern is repetitively arranged along two opposing sides of four sides of a periphery of the cover glass area, the focus reference marks being configured to specify a Z-axis direction orthogonal to the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Tsutomu Shimada, Akihiro Sakai, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Publication number: 20200350535
    Abstract: The present invention provides a secondary battery in which effective utilization of the installation space for a pressure sensitive sensor and a heater is more sufficiently achieved and high rate deterioration and electrolytic solution deterioration can be more sufficiently detected. The present invention relates to a secondary battery including: one or more battery cells; a case for housing the battery cells; and a heater provided between a battery cell in contact with the case and the case and/or between two battery cells adjacent to each other among the battery cells, in which the heater serves as a pressure sensitive sensor that detects a pressure distribution between the battery cell in contact with the case and the case and/or between the two battery cells adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yuta Moriura, Kenichi Ono, Hironobu Ukitsu, Shinobu Masuda, Yui Sawada, Seiichi Hatakenaka
  • Patent number: 10732397
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, an imaging unit connected to the microscope body and including an image sensor for capturing a microscopic image, and an XY stage configured to place a slide and move in an X direction and a Y direction. The microscope system changes an arrangement of the image sensor with respect to the microscope body so as to cause a direction defined by a pixel arrangement of the image sensor to align with one of the X direction and the Y direction of the XY stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10725309
    Abstract: A microscope system includes a microscope body, an XY stage mounted on the microscope body and including a stage configured to place a slide as an observation target and move in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction perpendicular to each other, and an XY two-dimensional scale plate fixed to the stage. The XY two-dimensional scale plate is provided with a first mark that provides axis information in the X-axis direction throughout a movable range of the stage in the Y-axis direction and a second mark that provides axis information in the Y-axis direction throughout a movable range of the stage in the X-axis direction, which are used to recognize X- and Y-coordinates of the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Masahiro Ando, Osamu Nagatsuka
  • Publication number: 20200159000
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, a stage configured to place a slide as an observation target and move in an X direction and a Y direction. The microscope system changes an arrangement of the placed slide with respect to the stage so as to cause a direction indicated by a mark provided on the slide placed on the stage to align with one of the X direction and the Y direction of the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200149797
    Abstract: A food management system that manages food items in a refrigerator includes: a pressure-sensitive sensor that acquires information including shapes, weights, and positions of the food items; a comparator that performs comparison of the information acquired at different times; and an identifier that identifies at least one of (i) fluctuations in the number of food items or (ii) presence or absence of the food items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Seiji YAMAHIRA, Yuta MORIURA, Akihiro ODAGAWA, Kazuya NIKI, Shinobu MASUDA, Yui SAWADA, Keiji NOINE
  • Publication number: 20200149999
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a tissue slice selection method and an embedded block-preparing cassette which are capable of suppressing occurrence of errors in inspection results. The present invention makes it possible to suppress the occurrence of errors in inspection results by including: an embedded block-preparing process of preparing an embedded block by embedding both a biological tissue fragment and a standard substance in the same embedding agent; an embedded tissue slice preparing step of slicing the embedded block to prepare a sheet-like embedded tissue slice having a tissue slice and standard substance slices appearing on a surface thereof; and a tissue slice selecting step of selecting the tissue slice to be inspected, based on a light signal from the standard substance slice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: NIHON UNIVERSITY, NICHIREI BIOSCIENCES INC.
    Inventors: Shinobu MASUDA, Ryohei SUZUKI, Yuriko KITANO
  • Patent number: 10634897
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, an image sensor mounted on the microscope body, and a stage that moves in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction, and places a slide as an observation object. The stage includes a mark used to indicate a stage reference position. The microscope system obtains positions of the stage in the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction, and detects the stage reference position indicated by a mark provided on the stage and a slide reference position indicated by a mark provided on a slide placed on the stage. The microscope system manages the position of the stage by coordinates based on the slide reference position if the slide reference position is detected, and manages the position of the stage by coordinates based on the stage reference position if the slide reference position is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Masahiro Ando, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200018656
    Abstract: The present disclosure has an object of providing a tactile sensor having a simple structure and capable of detecting a shear force, and a tactile sensor unit constituting the tactile sensor. The present disclosure relates to a tactile sensor unit including: a plurality of pressure-sensitive elements each including a first substrate including a first electrode, a second electrode disposed facing the first electrode, and a dielectric disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; and an external force acting portion disposed on and across the plurality of pressure-sensitive elements, wherein, when a shear force is applied to the external force acting portion, at least a part of the pressure-sensitive elements change in inter-electrode electrostatic capacitance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yui Sawada, Tetsuyoshi Ogura, Yuta Moriura, Shinobu Masuda, Keiji Noine
  • Patent number: 10527836
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, a stage configured to place a slide as an observation target and move in an X direction and a Y direction. The microscope system changes an arrangement of the placed slide with respect to the stage so as to cause a direction indicated by a mark provided on the slide placed on the stage to align with one of the X direction and the Y direction of the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190277713
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pressure-sensitive element having a relatively wide pressing force measurement range and a relatively simple structure. Pressure-sensitive element is provided with pressure-sensitive part that receives pressing force and detector that detects the pressing force, and has a structure described below. That is, pressure-sensitive part has first conductive member that has elasticity, second conductive member, and dielectric body. Dielectric body is disposed between first conductive member and second conductive member, and at least partially covers the surface of first conductive member or second conductive member. Detector detects pressing force based on a variation in electrostatic capacitance between first conductive member and second conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: YUTA MORIURA, TETSUYOSHI OGURA, SHINOBU MASUDA, KEIJI NOINE, YUI SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20180373014
    Abstract: A slide used for observation by a microscope includes a label area configured to arrange a label, a cover glass area configured to arrange an observation object and a cover glass, a position reference mark arranged in a vacant area between the label area and the cover glass area and configured to specify a reference position of the slide and an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction that are orthogonal to each other, and focus reference marks in which a predetermined pattern is repetitively arranged along two opposing sides of four sides of a periphery of the cover glass area, the focus reference marks being configured to specify a Z-axis direction orthogonal to the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michiie SAKAMOTO, Akinori HASHIGUCHI, Shinobu MASUDA, Tsuguhide SAKATA, Tsutomu SHIMADA, Akihiro SAKAI, Kazuhiko KATO
  • Publication number: 20180373015
    Abstract: A microscope system includes an observation optical system including an objective lens, an imaging unit configured to capture an image of an observation object obtained by the observation optical system, and a stage movable in an X-axis direction, a Y-axis direction, and a Z-axis direction, on which a slide of the observation object is placed. The microscope system obtains position information defined by the X-axis direction, the Y-axis direction, and the Z-axis direction, and stores the obtained position information and the image of the observation object obtained by capturing the observation object by the imaging unit in a storage in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Akihiro Sakai, Hirotake Ando, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Publication number: 20180364469
    Abstract: A microscope system includes an observation optical system including an objective lens, an XY stage capable of moving an XY plane in an X-axis direction and an Y-axis direction, a first change unit configured to change a slant of the XY plane with respect to an optical axis direction of the objective lens, and a second change unit configured to change a slant of a slide placed on the XY stage with respect to the XY plane. Changing the slant of the XY plane by the first change unit is performed based on a first mark arranged on the XY plane at a position observable by the observation optical system. Changing the slant of the slide with respect to the XY plane by the second change unit is performed based on a second mark arranged on the slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Tsutomu Shimada, Hirotake Ando, Kazuhiko Kato
  • Publication number: 20180348497
    Abstract: A microscope system includes a microscope body, a camera connected to an observation optical system of the microscope body, and an XY stage on which a slide of an observation object is placed and which is configured to move in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction that are orthogonal to each other. The XY stage includes an XY two-dimensional scale plate. The XY two-dimensional scale plate includes a first mark configured to provide X-axis direction axis information and Y-axis direction axis information of the stage, and a second mark which is provided within an observable region of the camera on the same plane as the first mark and which is available for recognizing a position of an XY plane of the first mark in a Z-axis direction at each of a plurality of points by focus detection of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Tsutomu Shimada, Hirotake Ando, Akihiro Sakai
  • Publication number: 20180267288
    Abstract: A microscope system comprises a microscope body, an image sensor mounted on the microscope body via mounting means and configured to capture an observation image under a microscope, and a stage that moves in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction, which are orthogonal to each other, and places a slide as an observation object and includes a mark used to indicate a stage reference position. The microscope system obtains positions of the stage in the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction, and detects, from an image captured by the image sensor, the stage reference position indicated by a mark provided on the stage and a slide reference position indicated by a mark provided on a slide placed on the stage. The microscope system manages the position of the stage by coordinates based on the slide reference position if the slide reference position is detected, and manages the position of the stage by coordinates based on the stage reference position if the slide reference position is not detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Masahiro Ando, Osamu Nagatsuka, Koichiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10078027
    Abstract: A pressure sensing element according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a first electrode including at least one protrusion, a second electrode facing the at least one protrusion, and a dielectric disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The dielectric includes a first dielectric and a second dielectric. The first dielectric is disposed between a top of the at least one protrusion and the second electrode, and is in contact with each of the top of the at least one protrusion and the second electrode. The second dielectric is disposed between a first portion of the first electrode and the first dielectric. The first portion does not include the at least one protrusion. The at least one protrusion has a higher elastic modulus than the first dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinobu Masuda, Keiji Noine, Tetsuyoshi Ogura, Kenichi Ezaki