Patents by Inventor Shintaro Muraoka

Shintaro Muraoka 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
  • Patent number: 10918351
    Abstract: A radiographic-image processing apparatus includes an acquiring section configured to acquire not only data on each moving image but also an information item obtained in a predetermined time from capturing of the corresponding moving image if a plurality of moving images captured at different times is designated, and an allocating section configured to perform a process of saving each information item acquired by the acquiring section in a storage section in association with a data item on a corresponding moving image of the designated individual moving images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shintaro Muraoka
  • 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: 10679356
    Abstract: A dynamic analysis system includes an imaging unit, an attenuation process unit and an analysis unit. The imaging unit images a dynamic state of a subject, thereby generating a plurality of frame images showing the dynamic state of the subject. The attenuation process unit performs an attenuation process to attenuate an image signal component of a product in the frame images. The analysis unit analyzes the dynamic state of the subject based on the frame images after the attenuation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shintaro Muraoka, Shikou Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20190328346
    Abstract: A radiographic image analysis apparatus includes a hardware processor that calculates an area of a lung field from a chest image obtained by radiation imaging of a chest in one direction, and estimates a residual volume, a functional residual capacity, a total lung capacity or a residual volume ratio of the lung field, based on the calculated lung field area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuo KASAHARA, Isao MATSUMOTO, Rie TANAKA, Masaya TAMURA, Noriyuki OHKURA, Junsei HORII, Shintaro MURAOKA
  • Patent number: 10278661
    Abstract: A dynamic diagnosis support information generation system includes: a radiation generator capable of irradiating a pulsed radiation; a radiation detector which is provided with a plurality of detecting elements arranged in two-dimension, detects the pulsed radiation irradiated from the radiation generator at each of the plurality of detecting elements and generates frame images successively; and an analysis section which calculates and outputs a feature value relating to a dynamic image of a subject based on a plurality of frame images generated by radiographing the subject by using the radiation generator and the radiation detector, wherein the analysis section calculates the feature value relating to the dynamic image of the subject by corresponding pixels to each others representing outputs of a detecting element at a same position in the radiation detector among the plurality of the frame images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shintaro Muraoka, Tetsuo Shimada, Sho Noji
  • Patent number: 10242446
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a structure reducing unit which reduces spatial signal change by a predetermined structure in an X-ray image group in which a plurality of images obtained by capturing a same site of a same subject a plurality of times using an X-ray are aligned in a time series. The structure reducing unit reduces the spatial signal change by the predetermined structure in each image of the X-ray image group using information of an image different from the image of the X-ray image group being processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shintaro Muraoka, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10206647
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing device includes the following. A two-dimensional array of radiation detectors generate electrical charges corresponding to a dose of incident radiation. A control unit reads the electrical charges discharged from the radiation detectors in a form of image data. The control unit has radiographic modes including a still image mode for still image radiography, a moving image mode for moving image radiography, and a continuous radiographic mode for reading the image data without distinguishing between the still image radiography and the moving image radiography. The control unit selects the continuous radiographic mode to sequentially read the image data when an instruction on performing the still image radiography or the moving image radiography is not sent from an external control device or a user or when the radiographic mode is unknown due to communication failure with the external control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Hiroshige, Hidetake Tezuka, Shintaro Muraoka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180330501
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a structure reducing unit which reduces spatial signal change by a predetermined structure in an X-ray image group in which a plurality of images obtained by capturing a same site of a same subject a plurality of times using an X-ray are aligned in a time series. The structure reducing unit reduces the spatial signal change by the predetermined structure in each image of the X-ray image group using information of an image different from the image of the X-ray image group being processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Shintaro MURAOKA, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180268555
    Abstract: A dynamic analysis system includes an imaging unit, an attenuation process unit and an analysis unit. The imaging unit images a dynamic state of a subject, thereby generating a plurality of frame images showing the dynamic state of the subject. The attenuation process unit performs an attenuation process to attenuate an image signal component of a product in the frame images. The analysis unit analyzes the dynamic state of the subject based on the frame images after the attenuation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Shintaro MURAOKA, Shikou KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10026188
    Abstract: A dynamic analysis system includes an imaging unit, an attenuation process unit and an analysis unit. The imaging unit images a dynamic state of a subject, thereby generating a plurality of frame images showing the dynamic state of the subject. The attenuation process unit performs an attenuation process to attenuate an image signal component of a product in the frame images. The analysis unit analyzes the dynamic state of the subject based on the frame images after the attenuation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shintaro Muraoka, Shikou Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9972088
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes an image analysis unit that performs image analysis processing on a plurality of frame images constituting a base dynamic image to obtain an overall analysis value, a statistical analysis unit that performs statistical analysis processing on a diagnostic region using the overall analysis value to obtain a first analysis value, a reference statistical value generating unit that outputs a reference statistical value, and a display unit that displays the first analysis value and the reference statistical value together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Koichi Fujiwara, Osamu Toyama, Hiroshi Yamato, Kenta Shimamura, Shintaro Muraoka, Sho Noji
  • Patent number: 9901317
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: a dynamic image acquiring unit acquiring a dynamic image; a time range setting unit setting a first time range and a second time range in an overall time of the dynamic image; a thumbnail generating unit generating a first thumbnail image and a second thumbnail image that are still images obtained by performing statistical processing on frame images in the first time range and frame images in the second time range, respectively; and a display unit displaying the first thumbnail image and the second thumbnail image so that they can visually be compared with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenta Shimamura, Hiroshi Yamato, Osamu Toyama, Shintaro Muraoka, Sho Noji
  • Publication number: 20180049712
    Abstract: A radiographic-image processing apparatus includes an acquiring section configured to acquire not only data on each moving image but also an information item obtained in a predetermined time from capturing of the corresponding moving image if a plurality of moving images captured at different times is designated, and an allocating section configured to perform a process of saving each information item acquired by the acquiring section in a storage section in association with a data item on a corresponding moving image of the designated individual moving images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shintaro Muraoka
  • Patent number: 9836842
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a base period extracting unit extracting a first target region period based on a first periodic change being a periodic change of a target region in a base moving image acquired by a base moving image acquiring unit; a reference period extracting unit extracting a second target region period based on a second periodic change being a periodic change of the target region in a reference moving image acquired by a reference moving image acquiring unit; a period adjusting unit performing period adjusting processing of synchronizing, for the first target region period or the second target region period, the first periodic change and the second periodic change with each other at a particular phase; and a display image generating unit generating a display image allowing for comparison between the base moving image and the reference moving image after the period adjusting processing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamato, Kenta Shimamura, Osamu Toyama, Shintaro Muraoka, Sho Noji
  • Patent number: 9665935
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an image processing technology capable of perceiving a motion of the shape of a target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamato, Kenta Shimamura, Osamu Toyama, Shintaro Muraoka, Sho Noji
  • Patent number: 9639952
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a moving image acquiring unit that acquires a moving image including a plurality of frame images a respiratory information acquiring unit that performs a respiratory information acquiring processing of acquiring respiratory information synchronized at times at which the frame images are captured, a blood-flow-restricted time determining unit that performs a blood-flow-restricted time determining processing of determining, on the basis of the respiratory information, a blood-flow-restricted time indicating a time at which the blood flow of the target region is assumed to be restricted due to respiration, and a blood flow analysis correcting unit that performs a blood-flow-analysis content correcting processing of excluding the frame image captured at the blood-flow-restricted time from targets for blood flow analysis or decreasing the blood-flow-analysis importance of the frame image compared with another time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenta Shimamura, Hiroshi Yamato, Osamu Toyama, Shintaro Muraoka, Sho Noji
  • Publication number: 20170025158
    Abstract: A console includes: a display unit which plays back a dynamic image formed of a plurality of frame images to display according to operation of an operator; and a learning unit which, when detecting that operation of possibly expressing interest is performed by the operator during playback of the dynamic image, performs statistical processing on a value of an index regarding a dynamic state of a site to be examined and/or change in time of the value of the index in a frame image displayed on the display unit at that time to learn appearance frequency of the value of the index and/or the pattern of the change in time of the value of the index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MIYAKE, Shintaro MURAOKA, Tsuyoshi HARAGUCHI, Tetsu HOSOKI
  • Publication number: 20170014094
    Abstract: A radiographic image capturing device includes the following. A two-dimensional array of radiation detectors generate electrical charges corresponding to a dose of incident radiation. A control unit reads the electrical charges discharged from the radiation detectors in a form of image data. The control unit has radiographic modes including a still image mode for still image radiography, a moving image mode for moving image radiography, and a continuous radiographic mode for reading the image data without distinguishing between the still image radiography and the moving image radiography. The control unit selects the continuous radiographic mode to sequentially read the image data when an instruction on performing the still image radiography or the moving image radiography is not sent from an external control device or a user or when the radiographic mode is unknown due to communication failure with the external control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akira HIROSHIGE, Hidetake TEZUKA, Shintaro MURAOKA