Takahiro Yamamoto 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: Disclosed is a storage system having a plurality of storage nodes, each of the storage nodes including: a non-volatile storage apparatus that stores control information regarding a volume; a capacity controller that performs control associated with writing information to and reading information from the storage apparatus; and a migration controller migrates the volume, in which when the volume is migrated between the storage nodes, the capacity controller updates the control information in response to the migration of the volume performed by the migration controller.
Abstract: There is provided a control device including: an autofocus control section configured to execute an autofocus operation by moving at least one optical member; and an autofocus operation determination section configured to determine whether it is possible for the autofocus operation to bring biological tissue into focus, the biological tissue serving as an object. In a case where the autofocus operation determination section determines that it is not possible for the autofocus operation to bring the object into focus, the autofocus control section moves the at least one optical member to a predicted focal position set in advance in accordance with a purpose of imaging to make it possible to further improve convenience of a user.
March 26, 2019
Date of Patent:
February 9, 2021
SONY CORPORATION, SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
Abstract: This brush cutter includes: a drive unit; a working unit which is driven by power of the drive unit; a shaft which transmits the power of the drive unit to the working unit; a tubular portion which is disposed between the drive unit and the working unit, and in which the shaft is inserted; a floating box which has a handle support portion; and a handle which is supported by the handle support portion. The brush cutter is provided with a vibration absorbing member which fits in a tubular portion side fitting portion provided in the tubular portion and fits in a box side fitting portion provided in the floating box.
Abstract: A zoom control device includes: a zoom magnification ratio change speed setting unit that sets a main image zoom magnification ratio change speed and a monitoring image zoom magnification ratio change speed according to a zoom operation by a user; and a zoom control unit that conducts a zoom control on a main image so that a zoom magnification ratio changes according to the main image zoom magnification ratio change speed, and conducts a zoom control on a monitoring image so that the zoom magnification ratio changes according to the monitoring image zoom magnification ratio change speed. The zoom magnification ratio change speed setting unit is configured to set the main image zoom magnification ratio change speed by smoothing the monitoring image zoom magnification ratio change speed.
Abstract: A scanning electron microscopy system that includes a primary electron beam radiation unit configured to irradiate a first pattern of a substrate having a second pattern formed in a peripheral region of the first pattern, a detection unit configured to detect back scattered electrons emitted from the substrate, an image generation unit configured to generate an electron beam image corresponding to a strength of the back scattered electrons, a designating unit configured to designate a depth measurement region in which the first pattern exists on the electron beam image, and a processing unit configured to obtain an image signal of the depth measurement region and a pattern density in the peripheral region where the second pattern exists, and to estimate a depth of the first pattern based on the obtained image signal of the depth measurement region and the pattern density in the peripheral region.
Abstract: The invention provides a bio-related substance bonded to a high-molecular-weight polyethylene glycol derivative that does not cause vacuolation of cells. The bio-related substance bonded to a degradable polyethylene glycol derivative is represented by the formula (A): wherein m is 1-7, n1 and n2 are each independently 45-682, p is 1-4, R is an alkyl group having 1-4 carbon atoms, Z is an oligopeptide with 2-8 residues composed of neutral amino acids excluding cysteine, Q is a residue of a compound having 2-5 active hydrogens, D is the bio-related substance, L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5 are each independently a single bond or a divalent spacer, and y is 1-40.
March 29, 2019
January 28, 2021
NOF CORPORATION, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Abstract: A medical X-ray image processing apparatus (1) includes a controller (12) configured to acquire positional information of an imaging system (7) based on positional information of positional references (60) and evaluate symmetry of imaging positions of a plurality of X-ray captured images (15) with respect to a reference position (18) on a movement path of the imaging system (7) based on the acquired positional information of the imaging system (7).
Abstract: An adjustment assistance device is attached to a galvanometer scanner at a laser output side of the galvanometer scanner and used to adjust a tool coordinate system of the galvanometer scanner. The adjustment assistance device includes a light-receiving member having a light-receiving surface, which is at least one flat surface; and a connecting member that connects the light-receiving member to the galvanometer scanner and that enables the light-receiving surface to face a laser output port of the galvanometer scanner with a predetermined distance therebetween. The light-receiving member includes a light-receiving mark portion on the light-receiving surface, the light-receiving mark portion being a mark used to quantify a relative positional difference between a reference light-receiving position for light output from the laser output port and an actual light-receiving position at which the light output from the laser output port is received.
Abstract: An enhanced flexible robotic endoscopy apparatus includes a main body and flexible elongate shaft. The main body comprises a proximal end, a distal end and a housing that extends to the proximal end and the housing comprises a plurality of surfaces and a plurality of insertion inlets which reside on at least one of the surface of the housing at the proximal end of the main body, through which a plurality of channels for endoscopy are accessible. Each of the insertion inlets has insertion axis corresponding thereto, along which flexible elongate assemblies are insertable, with the insertion axes of the insertion inlets being parallel to the central axis of the flexible elongate shaft at the proximal end of the flexible elongate shaft.
June 24, 2020
January 14, 2021
Tomonori Yamamoto, Isaac David Penny, Christopher Lee Shih Hao Sam Soon, Hoang-Ha Tran, Tae Zar Lwin, Tsun En Tan, Naoyuki Naito, Takahiro Kobayashi, Makio Oishi
Abstract: An electron microscope apparatus includes a detection unit that detects reflected electrons reflected from a sample when the sample is irradiated with primary electrons emitted by a primary electron generation unit (electron gun), an image generation unit that generates an image of a surface of the sample with the reflected electrons based on output from the detection unit, and a processing unit that generates a differential waveform signal of the image generated by the image generation unit, processes the image by using information of the differential waveform signal, and measures a dimension of a pattern formed on the sample.
Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes: an image sensor configured to capture a subject image of a subject gathered by a fiberscope and emitted from proximal ends of optical fibers; a lens unit including a focus lens moving along an optical axis to adjust a focus, the lens unit being configured to form the subject image emitted from the proximal ends of the optical fibers on the image sensor; lens driving circuitry configured to move the focus lens along the optical axis; and a lens controller configured to perform, when the fiberscope is connected, a first auto-focus control of operating the lens driving circuitry to move the focus lens in a first movement range, evaluating a focusing state of the subject image, and positioning the focus lens at a position deviated from a first lens position at which the proximal ends of the optical fibers are focused.
Abstract: There is provided a print control device that causes a printing device to perform printing, the print control device including: a specifying section that specifies a print target from a captured image captured by an image capturing sensor; a display section that displays, on a display, a screen in which a trimmed image is superimposed on the captured image, the trimmed image being obtained by trimming a preview image of original print data in accordance with the print target; a setting receiving section that receives a setting of a relative position of the preview image with respect to the print target; a print instruction receiving section that receives a print instruction at the relative position; and a control section that causes the printing device to perform printing on the print target based on the original print data and the relative position according to the print instruction.
Abstract: A controller increases an actual oil pressure up to a transient oil pressure (an actuating oil pressure) and then supplies oil adjusted to have the transient oil pressure (the actuating oil pressure) to valve stopping mechanisms to actuate the valve stopping mechanisms. The controller, when actuating the valve stopping mechanisms, starts increase in an intake filling amount when the actual oil pressure increases up to a predetermined determination value set at the transient oil pressure (the actuating oil pressure) or lower.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a storage battery evaluation device includes a charging/discharging controller and a deterioration evaluator. The charging/discharging controller acquires a charging/discharging power command value, performs control to charge and discharge an energy storage device according to the charging/discharging power command value, sets a dead zone in which the charging and discharging is not performed when an absolute value of the charging/discharging power command value is equal to or smaller than a threshold, and performs control to stop the charging and discharging when the charging/discharging command value enters the dead zone. The deterioration evaluator measures a response characteristic of a voltage of the energy storage device at a time when the charging and discharging is stopped from a state in which the energy storage device is charged and discharged and evaluates a deterioration state of the energy storage device on a basis of the response characteristic.
Abstract: A drive device includes a motor, a connector on which a control board is mounted, and a cover that defines a housing space for the control board together with the motor and the connector. A first recess formed on a first side of the motor and having an annular shape is connected by a first adhesive to a first protrusion formed on a mounting side of the connector. A second recess formed on a connection side of the connector and having an annular shape is connected by a second adhesive to a second protrusion formed on a rim side of the cover. Therefore, the motor and the cover are connected through the connector.
Abstract: An endoscope system includes: an imaging device detachably connected to an eyepiece unit of an endoscope inserted into a subject, the endoscope taking a subject image inside the subject from a distal end thereof, and the imaging device being configured to capture the subject image taken by the endoscope; a detection area setting unit configured to set a detection area in the captured image captured by the imaging device; a detection processing unit configured to execute, based on an image in the detection area in the captured image, a detection process for calculating an evaluation value of the image; and a subject image determining unit configured to determine a size of the subject image in the captured image, wherein the detection area setting unit changes an area of the entire detection area based on a determination result of the subject image determining unit.
Abstract: An object capturing device configured to capture an object present in a measurement target space includes a light emission unit, a light receiving unit, a light scanning unit configured to cause measurement light emitted at a predetermined wavelength from the light emission unit to head toward a measurement target space to perform scanning, and to guide reflected light from an object present in the measurement target space with respect to the measurement light to the light receiving unit, and a polarization filter disposed in the light scanning unit, the polarization filter including a polarizer configured to allow only light vibrating in a first direction in the measurement light to transmit, and an analyzer configured to allow only light vibrating in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction in the reflected light to transmit.
Abstract: A developer bearing member including: a rotational shaft; and an elastic layer on an outer circumference surface of the rotational shaft, developer being borne on a surface of the elastic layer, wherein the elastic layer is configured such that a load per unit area of a contact portion between one surface of a flat glass plate and the surface of the elastic layer is to be 5.8 N/mm2 or more, in a state that the one surface of the flat glass plate being parallel with an axis direction of the rotational shaft and the one surface of the flat glass plate coming into contact with the surface of the elastic layer with a predetermined penetration level, and wherein a ten-point average roughness Rzjis on the surface of the elastic layer is greater than a volume-average particle diameter of a particle of the developer.
Abstract: An object is to construct a storage system with a configuration with a high degree of freedom while ensuring a certain fault tolerance. The storage system includes a plurality of nodes that process an I/O processing request of data. The node has a storage device and a processor that performs the I/O processing on the storage device. The processor constitutes a data redundancy configuration in which data stored in different storage devices is combined as a data set. A management unit for managing the storage system performs a fault tolerance calculation of calculating fault tolerance information for a failure of each component by using component information that is information of a component including at least the and the storage device, and by using data redundancy configuration information related to the data redundancy configuration, and determines a data arrangement by applying the data redundancy configuration related to the calculated fault tolerance information.