Patents by Inventor Takaaki Komiya

Takaaki Komiya 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: 9949626
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a control section and a flow liquid pump. The control section controls a plurality of electromagnetic valves to set a first drive state, in which the control section puts a first cleaning tube connected to a suction pipe sleeve of an endoscope into a sealed state, the control section puts a second cleaning tube connected to a forceps plug pipe sleeve of a forceps plug of the endoscope into an unsealed state, the control section controls an electromagnetic valve configured to switch a state of a connector plugging a suction cylinder of the endoscope to put the connector into a sealed state, the control section sets a state in which a fluid is supplied from the flow liquid pump to the first cleaning tube, and the control section halts supply of the fluid from the flow liquid pump to the second cleaning tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takaaki Komiya
  • Patent number: 9872612
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes: a first fluid supply section configured to supply a fluid to a forceps plug pipe sleeve of an endoscope; a second fluid supply section configured to supply a fluid to a suction pipe sleeve; and a control section, wherein the control section performs: first control of driving the first fluid supply section and the second fluid supply section at the same time; second control of driving the first fluid supply section such that a flow rate of the second fluid supply section becomes lower than a flow rate of the first fluid supply section; and third control of driving the second fluid supply section such that the flow rate of the first fluid supply section becomes lower than the flow rate of the second fluid supply section after the first control or the second control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Jiro Komiya, Takaaki Komiya
  • Publication number: 20170311788
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes an endoscope connection section, a liquid supply conduit, a gas feeding conduit, a first gas feeding section, a first exhaust section, and a control section that performs a step of filling the gas feeding conduit with a cleaning liquid, a step of opening the first exhaust section, a step of allowing a gas to flow from the first gas feeding section to the endoscope connection section and feeding a two-phase gas-liquid fluid with which the gas feeding conduit is filled into the conduit of the endoscope and a step of closing the first exhaust section a predetermined time after allowing the gas to flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki KOMIYA, Hideto ONISHI
  • Patent number: 9730577
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes an endoscope connection section, a liquid supply conduit, a gas feeding conduit, a first gas feeding section, a first exhaust section, and a control section that performs a step of filling the gas feeding conduit with a cleaning liquid, a step of opening the first exhaust section, a step of allowing a gas to flow from the first gas feeding section to the endoscope connection section and feeding a two-phase gas-liquid fluid with which the gas feeding conduit is filled into the conduit of the endoscope and a step of closing the first exhaust section a predetermined time after allowing the gas to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Komiya, Hideto Onishi
  • Publication number: 20170128988
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a control section and a flow liquid pump. The control section controls a plurality of electromagnetic valves to set a first drive state, in which the control section puts a first cleaning tube connected to a suction pipe sleeve of an endoscope into a sealed state, the control section puts a second cleaning tube connected to a forceps plug pipe sleeve of a forceps plug of the endoscope into an unsealed state, the control section controls an electromagnetic valve configured to switch a state of a connector plugging a suction cylinder of the endoscope to put the connector into a sealed state, the control section sets a state in which a fluid is supplied from the flow liquid pump to the first cleaning tube, and the control section halts supply of the fluid from the flow liquid pump to the second cleaning tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takaaki KOMIYA
  • Patent number: 9625386
    Abstract: An imaging system includes: a first lighting device for irradiating an imaging target object with visible light; a second lighting device for irradiating the imaging target object with near-infrared light; and an image sensor for photodetecting visible light caused by the visible light and coming from the imaging target object and fluorescence caused by the near-infrared light and coming from the imaging target object during a predetermined shutter open period every frame of a predetermined period. The image sensor outputs photodetection signals corresponding to photodetection amounts of the visible light and the fluorescence. The imaging system also includes a controller that generates a composite image of a visible image and a fluorescence image based on the photodetection signals, and has a lighting controller that turns on the second lighting device with optical power corresponding to the shutter open period in synchronism with the shutter open period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: IWASAKI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., KOCHI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Takashi Sato, Nozomu Kajiwara, Takaaki Komiya, Takayuki Sato
  • Publication number: 20170100028
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes: a first fluid supply section configured to supply a fluid to a forceps plug pipe sleeve of an endoscope; a second fluid supply section configured to supply a fluid to a suction pipe sleeve; and a control section, wherein the control section performs: first control of driving the first fluid supply section and the second fluid supply section at the same time; second control of driving the first fluid supply section such that a flow rate of the second fluid supply section becomes lower than a flow rate of the first fluid supply section; and third control of driving the second fluid supply section such that the flow rate of the first fluid supply section becomes lower than the flow rate of the second fluid supply section after the first control or the second control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiro KOMIYA, Takaaki KOMIYA
  • Patent number: 9603514
    Abstract: A liquid supply apparatus includes: a storing tank configured to store a liquid; a supply conduit through which the liquid remained inside the supply conduit flows reversely into the storing tank by a predetermined amount over time, the supply conduit having a first end portion connected to the storing tank; a liquid feeding section which is arranged at the storing tank or the supply conduit, and which is configured to feed the liquid from the storing tank to a second end portion of the supply conduit; a time measuring section which measures an elapsed time from stop of the liquid feeding by the liquid feeding section; and a control section which is connected to the liquid feeding section and the time measuring section and which is configured to drive the liquid feeding section for a predetermined time based on a length of the elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiki Yashima, Takaaki Komiya
  • Publication number: 20160270646
    Abstract: A liquid supply apparatus includes: a storing tank configured to store a liquid; a supply conduit through which the liquid remained inside the supply conduit flows reversely into the storing tank by a predetermined amount over time, the supply conduit having a first end portion connected to the storing tank; a liquid feeding section which is arranged at the storing tank or the supply conduit, and which is configured to feed the liquid from the storing tank to a second end portion of the supply conduit; a time measuring section which measures an elapsed time from stop of the liquid feeding by the liquid feeding section; and a control section which is connected to the liquid feeding section and the time measuring section and which is configured to drive the liquid feeding section for a predetermined time based on a length of the elapsed time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiki YASHIMA, Takaaki KOMIYA
  • Publication number: 20160139076
    Abstract: In an electrode unit, a working electrode and a counter electrode are disposed in a cylindrical section having a cylindrical shape, which is a sensor main body, a distal end face of the working electrode is covered with a diaphragm that allows liquid to be measure to permeate, and an internal liquid chamber in which internal liquid of an electrolyte is stored and a standard solution chamber in which a standard solution for calibration is stored are partitioned by the diaphragm. The standard solution chamber is surrounded by an inner wall of the cylindrical section and a cap. When the electrode unit is mounted on a medical solution tank, zero adjustment is automatically performed using a standard solution inside the electrode unit. Thereafter, when the cap is opened, the standard solution is discharged and measurement in an actual use can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideto ONISHI, Takaaki KOMIYA, Hiromasa AKAHORI
  • Patent number: 9332892
    Abstract: In a light converging type light guide unit for guiding light emitted from a light source to a light-receiving member having a reflection face extending from a light emission point to at least a place in the neighborhood of a light reception point of the light-receiving member, the reflection face has first and second focal points at which the light emission and reception points are disposed, respectively, and comprises an elliptical reflection face at the side of the light reception point, and a curved surface reflection face that is provided at the side of the light emission point, reflects light of the light source therefrom to the elliptical reflection face and obtains light that travels to the light reception point and is incident to the light reception point at a predetermined incidence angle or less by reflection from the elliptical reflection face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: IWASAKI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Takashi Satou, Nozomu Kajiwara, Takaaki Komiya
  • Publication number: 20160069807
    Abstract: An imaging system includes: a first lighting device for irradiating an imaging target object with visible light; a second lighting device for irradiating the imaging target object with near-infrared light; and an image sensor for photodetecting visible light caused by the visible light and coming from the imaging target object and fluorescence caused by the near-infrared light and coming from the imaging target object during a predetermined shutter open period every frame of a predetermined period. The image sensor outputs photodetection signals corresponding to photodetection amounts of the visible light and the fluorescence. The imaging system also includes a controller that generates a composite image of a visible image and a fluorescence image based on the photodetection signals, and has a lighting controller that turns on the second lighting device with optical power corresponding to the shutter open period in synchronism with the shutter open period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicants: IWASAKI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., KOCHI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki HATANAKA, Takashi SATO, Nozomu KAJIWARA, Takaaki KOMIYA, Takayuki SATO
  • Patent number: 9233181
    Abstract: Endoscope connection portions, a fluid feeding duct, a liquid supply duct, a pump, a first atmospheric exposure duct including one end connected to the fluid feeding duct and the other end exposed to atmosphere, a relief valve disposed at an intermediate position of the first atmospheric exposure duct, a first stop section disposed at an intermediate position of the first atmospheric exposure duct, and a control section that performs control to supply a liquid to ducts of endoscopes and controls at least opening/closing operation of the first stop section are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Komiya, Jiro Komiya
  • Publication number: 20150305608
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes an endoscope connection section, a liquid supply conduit, a gas feeding conduit, a first gas feeding section, a first exhaust section, and a control section that performs a step of filling the gas feeding conduit with a cleaning liquid, a step of opening the first exhaust section, a step of allowing a gas to flow from the first gas feeding section to the endoscope connection section and feeding a two-phase gas-liquid fluid with which the gas feeding conduit is filled into the conduit of the endoscope and a step of closing the first exhaust section a predetermined time after allowing the gas to flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki KOMIYA, Hideto ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20150125350
    Abstract: Endoscope connection portions, a fluid feeding duct, a liquid supply duct, a pump, a first atmospheric exposure duct including one end connected to the fluid feeding duct and the other end exposed to atmosphere, a relief valve disposed at an intermediate position of the first atmospheric exposure duct, a first stop section disposed at an intermediate position of the first atmospheric exposure duct, and a control section that performs control to supply a liquid to ducts of endoscopes and controls at least opening/closing operation of the first stop section are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Takaaki KOMIYA, Jiro KOMIYA
  • Patent number: 8986197
    Abstract: A medical system includes: a treatment instrument having an insertion portion configured by an exterior member, and an insertion member that is inserted into the exterior member and is longer than the exterior member; an insertion portion inserting/pulling-out device to transmit a driving force to the exterior member or the insertion member configuring the insertion portion of the treatment instrument, the insertion portion inserting/pulling-out device advancing/retreating at least one of the exterior member and the insertion member; and a driving force non-transmitting portion provided to the insertion member, the driving force non-transmitting portion preventing a driving force of the insertion portion inserting/pulling-out device from being transmitted to the exterior member when the insertion member is moved by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Okada, Hiroaki Ichikawa, Takaaki Komiya, Yoshio Onuki, Kazuki Honda, Yasuhito Kura, Kazushi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8870005
    Abstract: The present invention includes a storing section that stores a chemical, an opening provided in an upper surface, a concave portion formed in a first side face, and an inclined face that is formed at a face on an upper surface side of the concave portion and that inclines towards the upper surface side. The center of the concave portion is positioned so as to deviate from the central axis at the first side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Takaaki Komiya, Hisashi Kuroshima, Eiri Suzuki, Hideto Onishi
  • Patent number: 8858731
    Abstract: A disinfecting chemical bottle includes a bottle body including a storing section that stores a chemical used for cleaning/disinfecting an endoscope and a mouth portion including an opening portion from which the chemical freely flows out, a first conductive portion provided so as to be exposed in an inner portion and an outer portion of the bottle body, and a second conductive portion provided at a position different from that of the first conductive portion so as to be exposed in the inner portion and the outer portion of the bottle body, the second conductive portion being electrically connectable to the first conductive portion via the chemical in the bottle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Takaaki Komiya, Tsuyoshi Fujita
  • Publication number: 20140112016
    Abstract: In a light converging type light guide unit for guiding light emitted from a light source to a light-receiving member having a reflection face extending from a light emission point to at least a place in the neighborhood of a light reception point of the light-receiving member, the reflection face has first and second focal points at which the light emission and reception points are disposed, respectively, and comprises an elliptical reflection face at the side of the light reception point, and a curved surface reflection face that is provided at the side of the light emission point, reflects light of the light source therefrom to the elliptical reflection face and obtains light that travels to the light reception point and is incident to the light reception point at a predetermined incidence angle or less by reflection from the elliptical reflection face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: IWASAKI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Takashi Satou, Nozomu Kajiwara, Takaaki Komiya
  • Patent number: 8529554
    Abstract: A treatment instrument operation unit is provided with a drive unit, an operation portion installation section and a command signal output section. The drive unit drives an operation portion for operating each treatment section of the respective treatment instruments. The operation portion is attached to the operation portion installation section provided to the drive unit. The command signal output section outputs an installation start signal to a controller for notifying that the installation of the treatment instrument has begun upon installation of the operation portion in the operation portion installation section. After outputting the installation start signal from the command signal output section to the controller, the drive unit drives the operation portion installation section to the position where the operation portion is allowed to be installed based on the control signal outputted form the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Kazushi Murakami, Yoshio Onuki, Takaaki Komiya, Hiroaki Ichikawa, Tsutomu Okada, Kazuki Honda, Yasuhito Kura