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: 20180047163
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a luminal shooting situation analysis unit configured to analyze a luminal shooting situation determined based on a relationship between a subject and an imaging unit that shoots the subject in a luminal image obtained by shooting an inside of a lumen; and a specific region detection unit configured to detect a specific region in accordance with the luminal shooting situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yamato KANDA, Takashi KONO
  • Publication number: 20180040127
    Abstract: An image processing device includes at least one processor having hardware. The processor is configured to implement analyzing, in an intraductal image which is an image of inside of a duct, an intraductal imaging situation based on a position of a subject relative to a part that captures an image of the subject. Next, the processor is calculating a plurality of specific region discrimination indices for the intraductal image. Finally, the processor is detecting a specific region by integral determination on the plurality of specific region discrimination indices depending on the intraductal imaging situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Takashi Kono
  • Patent number: 9881381
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a region-of-interest setting unit configured to set a region of interest in an image; a linear convex region extracting unit configured to extract, from the region of interest, a linear region having a predetermined number or more of continuously-arranged pixels whose pixel values are higher than pixel values of neighboring pixels; an intra-region curvature feature data computing unit configured to compute curvature feature data based on curvatures of one or more arcs along the linear region; and an abnormality determining unit configured to determine whether there is an abnormal portion in the region of interest, based on a distribution of the curvature feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kono, Yamato Kanda, Makoto Kitamura, Toshiya Kamiyama
  • Publication number: 20170311782
    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: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota
  • Publication number: 20170303412
    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: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce A. Cariker, Kevin M. Takeuchi, Takashi Kono
  • Publication number: 20170271689
    Abstract: A metal separator for a fuel cell is disposed on each side of a membrane electrode assembly. The metal separator includes a base material containing Fe as a primary component and 10 mass % or more of Cr. The base material further contains at least any one of 0.1 to 15 mass % of Ta, 0.1 to 15 mass % of V, and 4 to 10 mass % of Sn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi KONO, Masao IGARASHI, Yasuki MIURA
  • Publication number: 20170220890
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a detector, an estimator and a determiner. The detector detects a candidate region of a captured image captured by a camera, the candidate region serving as a candidate for a water drop region affected by a water drop on the lens of the camera, based on an edge strength of each pixel in the captured image. The estimator estimates, based on the candidate region, a circle that includes the candidate region. The determiner determines whether or not the candidate region is part of the water drop region based on the edge strength of some of the pixels in the circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasushi TANI, Takashi KONO, Junji HASHIMOTO, Tomohide KASAME, Teruhiko KAMIBAYASHI, Hiroki MURASUMI
  • Patent number: 9699923
    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: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Cariker, Kevin M. Takeuchi, Takashi Kono
  • Patent number: 9672612
    Abstract: An image processing device classifies a region of interest included in an image into multiple classification items. The image processing device has: an initial region detector that detects at least part of the region of interest and sets the part as an initial region; an expansion region detector that detects an expansion region by expanding the initial region; and a region determining unit that calculates feature data of the initial region and the expansion region, and determines, based on the feature data, to which of the multiple classification items the region of interest belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Hirota, Yamato Kanda, Makoto Kitamura, Takehiro Matsuda, Takashi Kono
  • Patent number: 9672610
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus processes an image obtained by capturing inside of a lumen of a living body. The image processing apparatus includes: a contour edge region extracting unit configured to extract a contour edge region of an examination target from the image; an examination region setting unit configured to set an examination region in the image so as not to include the contour edge region; and an abnormal structure identifying unit configured to identify whether a microstructure of a surface of the examination target is abnormal, based on texture information of the examination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Makoto Kitamura, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota, Toshiya Kamiyama
  • Patent number: 9639927
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an abnormal portion candidate region detection unit configured to detect a candidate region of an abnormal portion based on color information of each pixel constituting an image obtained by capturing an image of an inside of a lumen of a subject, a border neighboring pixel identifying unit configured to identify a border neighboring pixel which is a pixel existing in proximity to a border of the candidate region, a feature data calculation unit configured to calculate feature data based on a pixel value of the border neighboring pixel, and an abnormal portion region distinguishing unit configured to distinguish an abnormal portion region based on the feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Makoto Kitamura, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota
  • Publication number: 20170112355
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a blood vessel sharpness calculation unit configured to calculate blood vessel sharpness representing sharpness of a visible vascular pattern in a mucosa region in which a mucosa in a lumen is shown in an intraluminal image; an abnormal candidate region extraction unit configured to extract a sharpness reduction region in which the blood vessel sharpness is reduced, as a candidate region for an abnormal region in which the visible vascular pattern is locally lost; and an abnormal region determination unit configured to determine whether the candidate region is the abnormal region based on a shape of the candidate region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi HIROTA, Yamato KANDA, Takashi KONO
  • Publication number: 20170112357
    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: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KONO, Yamato KANDA, Masashi HIROTA
  • Patent number: 9630344
    Abstract: In production of electrode paste, powder and solvent are separately injected into a hollow exterior component, the powder and the solvent are transferred to a downstream side in a transfer direction by rotation of two rotary shafts supported by the exterior component in a state where the rotary shafts are located parallel to each other at a predetermined interval, a mixture is produced by mixing the powder and the solvent by rotation of the rotary shafts without applying a shearing force, which is higher than or equal to a predetermined shearing force, to the powder, and producing electrode paste by kneading the mixture through application of a shearing force, which is higher than the shearing force that is applied in the mixing step, to the mixture through rotation of the rotary shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Kono
  • Publication number: 20160292875
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a region-of-interest setting unit configured to set a region of interest in an image; a linear convex region extracting unit configured to extract, from the region of interest, a linear region having a predetermined number or more of continuously-arranged pixels whose pixel values are higher than pixel values of neighboring pixels; an intra-region curvature feature data computing unit configured to compute curvature feature data based on curvatures of one or more arcs along the linear region; and an abnormality determining unit configured to determine whether there is an abnormal portion in the region of interest, based on a distribution of the curvature feature data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KONO, Yamato KANDA, Makoto KITAMURA, Toshiya KAMIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160241218
    Abstract: In a semiconductor device, a charge pump operates in accordance with a clock signal and thereby generates a boosted voltage of a polarity which is the same as or reverse to the polarity of an input voltage. An oscillation circuit generates and outputs a clock signal. The oscillation circuit cyclically fluctuates a frequency of the clock signal within a predetermined fluctuation range. Thereby, EMI noise generated corresponding to the frequency of the clock signal for driving the charge pump is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto MUNEYASU, Takashi KONO
  • Publication number: 20160192832
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a contour extracting unit configured to extract a plurality of contour pixels from an image acquired by capturing an inside of a lumen of a living body; a feature data calculating unit configured to calculate feature data based on pixel values of the plurality of contour pixels and positional relationship among the plurality of contour pixels; and an abnormal portion detecting unit configured to detect an abnormal portion in the lumen based on the feature data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya KAMIYAMA, Yamato KANDA, Makoto KITAMURA, Takashi KONO
  • Patent number: D760223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Tzu-Yen Peng, Takashi Kono
  • Patent number: D777725
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Peng, Takashi Kono
  • Patent number: D801966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Peng, Takashi Kono