Patents by Inventor Sumiya Nagatsuka

Sumiya Nagatsuka 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: 20080123925
    Abstract: In the image processing apparatus relating to the invention, number of pixels P1 of image data of medical image inputted from an image generating apparatus is compared with number of displayable pixels P2 of an image displaying apparatus representing an output destination, and when P1?P2 is satisfied, and medial images are displayable as they are on the image displaying apparatus, image data (original image data) are outputted as they are to the image displaying apparatus, after image processing, and when P1>P2 is satisfied, and not all the image data of medial images are displayable on the image displaying apparatus, image data are subsampled so that they may be displayable on the image displaying apparatus representing the destination for output, and both of subsampled image data and original image data are outputted to the image displaying apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 7127097
    Abstract: There is described an image-processing apparatus for converting a first image data inputted into the image-processing apparatus to a second image data used in a visible-image outputting apparatus, which forms an image so as to make it visible for a human eyesight based on the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 6974954
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus, including a radiation or fluorescence detecting device on which a plurality of imaging elements are arranged in a form of a plane, having a sensor element, arranged on the imaging element, to detect radiation or fluorescence converted from the radiation which have passed through a subject, and to form radiation intensity signals, and a switching element, arranged on the imaging element, to perform switching of read-out of signals that show the intensity of radiation outputted from the sensor element; and a correcting device for correcting the radiation intensity signals, based on an angle of incidence of the radiation to the sensor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Publication number: 20050222872
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a plurality of information processing apparatuses for performing an information process according to a program, the plurality of information processing apparatuses being connected to each other through a network, wherein a plurality of types of application programs corresponding to a plurality of types of processing functions required in the information processing system are preliminarily stored in each of the plurality of information processing apparatuses, a designating section designates an application program among the plurality of types of application programs to each of the plurality of information processing apparatuses through the network, the application program corresponding to a processing function to be executed by the each of the plurality of information processing apparatuses, and the each of the plurality of information processing apparatuses executes the designated application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventor: Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 6831665
    Abstract: In relation to a control system of an image processor by which transmission and receiving can be conducted with an equipment placed in a store, office, hospital, etc., and with a control apparatus to conduct a maintenance control of the equipment, the maintenance control system of the image processor includes: the image processor; a communication section for transmitting and receiving information between the control apparatus and the image processor; and an information obtaining device for obtaining information to reproduce a condition of the image processor on a control apparatus side, wherein the information obtained by the information obtaining device is transmitted to the control apparatus through the communication section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Tsuda, Takashi Igarashi, Hiroyuki Iizuka, Yasuo Ohkoshi, Hideaki Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Ito, Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Publication number: 20040126000
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for processing an image composed of two-dimensional image data corresponding to an image reading area of an image reader, comprising: a specifying device for specifying a output-size within the image reading area of the image reader; a determining device for selecting a part of the two-dimensional image data in accordance with the output-size, analyzing image data in the selected part of the two-dimensional image data, and determining a processing condition for the image data in the selected part on basis of the analyzing result; and a processing device for processing the image data in the selected part with the determined processing condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 6744849
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for processing a target radiation image generated by radiation transmitted through a radiographic object, which has an image data transforming device for practicing image processing in such a manner that image characteristics of the target radiation image correspond to image characteristics of a radiation image for reference determined beforehand, on the basis of image characteristics obtained from the radiation image for reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Publication number: 20030165215
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus, including
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventor: Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Publication number: 20030123617
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for processing a target radiation image generated by radiation transmitted through a radiographic object, which has an image data transforming device for practicing image processing in such a manner that image characteristics of the target radiation image correspond to image characteristics of a radiation image for reference determined beforehand, on the basis of image characteristics obtained from the radiation image for reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventor: Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 6548823
    Abstract: A medical image reading apparatus comprises a controller to conduct an operation control on one of a first operation mode to execute reading a medical image after order information with regard to the reading the medical image is inputted and a second operation mode to execute reading a medical image before the order information with regard to the reading the medical image is inputted; and a reader to conduct the reading the medical image based on the operation control by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Sumiya Nagatsuka, Eiichi Akagi
  • Publication number: 20030031355
    Abstract: There is described an image-processing apparatus for converting a first image data inputted into the image-processing apparatus to a second image data used in a visible-image outputting apparatus, which forms an image so as to make it visible for a human eyesight based on the second image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Publication number: 20020025172
    Abstract: In relation to a control system of an image processor by which transmission and receiving can be conducted with an equipment placed in a store, office, hospital, etc., and with a control apparatus to conduct a maintenance control of the equipment, the maintenance control system of the image processor includes: the image processor; a communication section for transmitting and receiving information between the control apparatus and the image processor; and an information obtaining device for obtaining information to reproduce a condition of the image processor on a control apparatus side, wherein the information obtained by the information obtaining device is transmitted to the control apparatus through the communication section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Takao Tsuda, Takashi Igarashi, Hiroyuki Iizuka, Yasuo Ohkoshi, Hideaki Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Ito, Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Publication number: 20010011713
    Abstract: A medical image reading apparatus comprises a controller to conduct an operation control on one of a first operation mode to execute reading a medical image after order information with regard to the reading the medical image is inputted and a second operation mode to execute reading a medical image before the order information with regard to the reading the medical image is inputted; and a reader to conduct the reading the medical image based on the operation control by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Applicant: KONICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sumiya Nagatsuka, Eiichi Akagi
  • Patent number: 5732149
    Abstract: An irradiation field region extracting apparatus for extracting an irradiation field region from a given radiation image. According to a first embodiment, image data corresponding to the radiation image is rotationally moved around a predetermined rotational center of the image data, with the image data having rectangular coordinates set thereon. A boundary line is extracted between the irradiation field region, where the radiation image is exposed, and an irradiation field stop region, where no radiation image is exposed, according to the image data rotationally moved by the rotational movement means. A parallel condition of the boundary line is detected wherein the boundary line is parallel to an axis of the image data, and rotation information data is generated which indicate an angle of a rotational movement of the boundary line from an original location to a location of the parallel condition and a distance between the predetermined rotational center and a given point on the boundary line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kido, Hitoshi Yoshimura, Hisashi Yonekawa, Akiko Yanagita, Sumiya Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 5283736
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for processing digital image data of pixels which are obtained by radiographing an image area including a subject so as to generate image signals and by converting the image signals into digital image data, each of the digital image data representing a density level corresponding to an amount of radioactive ray transmitted through each portion of the image area. The apparatus comprises a circuit for analyzing the digital image data of pixels; and a circuit for determining a desired portion of said image area on the basis of the analyzing result and for further determining an image processing condition for the image area on the basis of digital image data of the desired portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Sumiya Nagatsuka, Hisanori Tsuchino
  • Patent number: 5151947
    Abstract: Entire data of a radiation image formed by irradiating a subject with radiations are analyzed to determine a desired image region, gradation processing conditions are determined based on image data within the desired image region, and the radiation image is subjected to the gradation processing under the determined gradation processing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Sumiya Nagatsuka, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Haruo Karasawa