Patents by Inventor Takashi Kono

Takashi Kono 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: 20190156483
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a processor comprising hardware, wherein the processor is configured to execute: analyzing a characteristic of a pathologic region included in individual endoscopic images of an endoscopic image group arranged in chronological order; setting, based on the characteristic of the pathologic region, an extraction condition for extracting one or more endoscopic images appropriate for diagnosis from the endoscopic image group; and extracting, based on the extraction condition, one or more endoscopic images having image quality appropriate for diagnosis from the endoscopic image group. When performing the analysis of the characteristic of the pathologic region, the processor classifies the pathologic region into a preset class of malignant degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KONO, Yamato KANDA, Takehito HAYAMI
  • Publication number: 20190150848
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a processor comprising hardware, the processer being configured to execute: setting, in an image, an area of interest where classification is evaluated; calculating surface layer structure information representing a surface layer structure in the area of interest; calculating at least focus degrees of the outside of the area of interest in the image; and classifying the image based on the surface layer structure information and the focus degrees of the outside of the area of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehito HAYAMI, Yamato KANDA, Takashi KONO
  • Patent number: 10292577
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention relate to an image processing apparatus. The apparatus may include a processor and memory storing instructions that when executed on the processor cause the processor to perform the operations of detecting a deep region of a duct in an image and extracting a plurality of contour edges of an inner wall of the duct in the image. The apparatus then may identify a plurality of convex regions among the plurality of contour edges, analyze a respective curvature of each of the plurality of convex regions to identify a convex direction for each of the plurality of convex regions, and detect, as an abnormal region, a convex region having a convex direction directed toward the deep region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota
  • Patent number: 10278296
    Abstract: A shroud including a body comprising a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and a printed circuit board assembly (“PCBA”) reception unit configured to receive a PCBA unit of an electronic device, wherein the PCBA unit comprises multiple light emitting diode (“LED”) units which emit multiple light emitting diode (“LED”) signals. The shroud can also include a plurality of ribs located on the body and configured to contact a cover for the electronic device, wherein the plurality of ribs are configured to substantially isolate each of the multiple LED signals, and wherein the body and the plurality of ribs comprise a resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Cariker, Kevin M. Takeuchi, Takashi Kono
  • Publication number: 20190089895
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processor comprising hardware, wherein the processor is configured to execute: acquiring intraluminal images; generating, for each of the intraluminal images, lesion information by estimating a visual point with respect to a lesion region extracted from each of the intraluminal images and analyzing a three-dimensional structure of the lesion, the lesion information indicating any of a top portion, a rising portion, and a marginal protruding portion in the lesion region; and extracting, based on the lesion information, a target image satisfying a prescribed condition from the intraluminal images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KONO, Yamato KANDA, Takehito HAYAMI
  • Patent number: 10227062
    Abstract: A water-droplet detecting apparatus according to an embodiment includes a setting unit, a first extraction unit, a second extraction unit, and a determination unit. The setting unit sets concentric circles having a center at arbitrary one point of a captured image of an image capturing unit. The first extraction unit extracts candidate pixels based on gradients of pixels on a circumference of each of the concentric circles. The candidate pixels are candidates for pixels that are estimated to indicate a water droplet adhered to the image capturing unit. The second extraction unit extracts one or more candidate circles based on the candidate pixels extracted by the first extraction unit. The one or more candidate circles are candidates for circles that indicate a shape of the water droplet. The determination unit determines whether or not the water droplet is adhered based on an extraction result of the second extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Kono, Junji Hashimoto, Yasushi Tani, Tomohide Kasame, Teruhiko Kamibayashi, Hiroki Murasumi
  • Patent number: 10206555
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an abnormality candidate region detection unit that detects an abnormality candidate region based on a contour edge of a mucosal wall or a surface shape of the mucosal wall in an intraluminal image of a body; and an abnormal region specifying unit that specifies an abnormal region based on texture information of the abnormality candidate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Takashi Kono
  • Patent number: 10194783
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a blood vessel sharpness image creation unit configured to create a blood vessel sharpness image representing sharpness of a blood vessel region in which a blood vessel is shown in an intraluminal image; an abnormal candidate region extraction unit configured to extract a region in which the sharpness is decreased in the blood vessel sharpness image, as a candidate region for an abnormal region in which a visible vascular pattern is locally lost; and an abnormal region determination unit configured to determine whether the candidate region is an abnormal region, based on extension information indicating a state of the blood vessel region extending in a neighborhood of the candidate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kono, Yamato Kanda, Masashi Hirota
  • Patent number: 10181382
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element and a plated layer. The capacitor element has a predetermined surface and outer peripheral surface other than the predetermined surface. The capacitor element includes an anode body, an anode lead wire and a cathode layer. The predetermined surface is perpendicular to a predetermined direction. The anode lead wire extends from the anode body along the predetermined direction through the predetermined surface. The cathode layer includes a solid electrolyte layer and forms the outer peripheral surface and a part of the predetermined surface. The plated layer completely covers the outer peripheral surface and the part of the predetermined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: TOKIN CORPORATION, KEMET ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Araki, Takashi Kono, Takashi Mihara, Yoshihiko Saiki
  • Patent number: 10178941
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an abnormal candidate region detection unit configured to detect an abnormal candidate region, as a candidate for an abnormal portion, from an intraluminal image obtained by capturing an image of an inside of a lumen of a subject, a tubular region detection unit configured to detect a tubular region from the intraluminal image, a connectivity determination unit configured to determine whether the abnormal candidate region and the tubular region are connected in a region of a color similar to that of the tubular region, and an abnormality determination unit configured to determine whether the abnormal candidate region is the abnormal portion, based on results of determination by the connectivity determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Hirota, Yamato Kanda, Makoto Kitamura, Takashi Kono
  • Publication number: 20180366742
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel cell stack including a plurality of stacked cells each having separators, in which the corrosion (dissolution) of the base material of each separator used for the end cell, which includes one or more cells located at the positive-side end of the fuel cell stack, can be prevented at low cost and without the productivity decreased. In the fuel cell stack including a plurality of stacked cells each having separators, the base material of each of the separators used for the end cell located at the positive-side end of the fuel cell stack and the base material of each of the separators used for the other cells are different metallic materials, and the base material (e.g., Ti) of each of the separators used for the end cell has higher corrosion resistance than the base material (e.g., SUS) of each of the separators used for the other cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Kono, Masao Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20180314907
    Abstract: An extraneous-matter detecting apparatus including a dividing unit that divides a captured image into a plurality of regions. The captured image is output from an image capturing device; a computing unit detecting luminance values of pixels included in each of the regions divided by the dividing unit, and computes, for each of target regions, an average value or a standard deviation of luminance values of the detected luminance values. The corresponding target region corresponds to the one or more regions; and a detection unit that extracts the target regions having the average values or the standard deviations of the luminance values computed by the computing unit, which are within a predetermined range, and detects, when the extracted target regions are adjacent to each other, the adjacent target regions as an extraneous-matter region. The extraneous-matter region is a region of the image capturing device to which an extraneous matter is adhered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Ikeda, Nobunori Asayama, Daisuke Yamamoto, Takashi Kono
  • Publication number: 20180296064
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an abnormality candidate region detection unit that detects an abnormality candidate region based on a contour edge of a mucosal wall or a surface shape of the mucosal wall in an intraluminal image of a body; and an abnormal region specifying unit that specifies an abnormal region based on texture information of the abnormality candidate region,
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yamato KANDA, Takashi KONO
  • Publication number: 20180201231
    Abstract: There is provided a foreign substance removal control device including: an image recognizer having a processor and that detects foreign substance stuck on a lens of a camera based on an image captured by the camera; an injector that injects air or liquid to the lens of the camera; an output portion that outputs information to a user; and a controller that controls a foreign substance removal process for removing the foreign substance from the lens of the camera by causing the injector to inject the air or the liquid if the image recognizer detects the foreign substance stuck on the lens of the camera, in which the controller causes the output portion to output information which indicates that the foreign substance is stuck on the lens of the camera if the image recognizer detects the foreign substance stuck on the lens of the camera after the foreign substance removal process has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasushi TANI, Junji HASHIMOTO, Tomohide KASAME, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Nobuhisa IKEDA, Takashi KONO
  • Publication number: 20180114319
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes an endoscope and an image processing device attached to one another. The image processing device includes at least one processor configured to perform operations of determining an operator's action based on an action signal from an endoscope inserted into a subject body, deciding whether an image is set as a detection target image based on the operator's action and detecting a specific region from the detection target image. The processor performs an operation of determining whether the operator's action at a time of capturing the image is a treatment action to give the subject body a treatment. Furthermore, the processor detects, from the image, a region, which exhibits a specular reflection and whose time change in area and position is large, as a washed region and then determine the operator's action at the time of capturing the image is the treatment action when the washed region is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kono, Yamato Kanda
  • Publication number: 20180114089
    Abstract: An attachable matter detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquirement unit, a creation unit, and a determination unit. The acquirement unit acquires a determination target area of an attachable matter from a photographic image. The creation unit creates histograms of at least an edge intensity, luminance, and saturation for the determination target area acquired by the acquirement unit. The determination unit determines whether or not the attachable matter exists in the determination target area on the basis of a ratio of frequency of each grade in each of the histograms created by the creation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuhisa IKEDA, Takashi KONO, Nobunori ASAYAMA, Daisuke YAMAMOTO, Yasushi TANI, Junji HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180086309
    Abstract: A water-droplet detecting apparatus according to an embodiment includes a setting unit, a first extraction unit, a second extraction unit, and a determination unit. The setting unit sets concentric circles having a center at arbitrary one point of a captured image of an image capturing unit. The first extraction unit extracts candidate pixels based on gradients of pixels on a circumference of each of the concentric circles. The candidate pixels are candidates for pixels that are estimated to indicate a water droplet adhered to the image capturing unit. The second extraction unit extracts one or more candidate circles based on the candidate pixels extracted by the first extraction unit. The one or more candidate circles are candidates for circles that indicate a shape of the water droplet. The determination unit determines whether or not the water droplet is adhered based on an extraction result of the second extraction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi KONO, Junji HASHIMOTO, Yasushi TANI, Tomohide KASAME, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI, Hiroki MURASUMI
  • Patent number: 9928590
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an abnormality candidate region identifying unit configured to identify a candidate region for an abnormality from an image obtained by imaging inside of a lumen of a living body; a surrounding region determining unit configured to determine a surrounding region surrounding the candidate region; a shape information calculating unit configured to calculate shape information of the candidate region and shape information of the surrounding region in a depth direction with respect to a screen; and an abnormality region determining unit configured to determine whether or not the candidate region is an abnormality, based on a correlation between the shape information of the candidate region and the shape information of the surrounding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kitamura, Yamato Kanda, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota
  • Patent number: 9916666
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an imaging distance estimating unit configured to estimate an imaging distance to a subject shown in an image; an examination region setting unit configured to set an examination region in the image such that an index indicating a spread of a distribution of imaging distances to the subject shown in the examination region is within a given range; and an abnormal structure identifying unit configured to identify whether or not a microstructure of the subject shown in the examination region is abnormal, by using texture feature data that enables identification of an abnormality in the microstructure of the subject shown in the examination region, the texture feature data being specified according the examination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Makoto Kitamura, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota, Toshiya Kamiyama
  • Patent number: D825558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven T. Peng, Takashi Kono