Patents by Inventor Takuya Kishimoto

Takuya Kishimoto 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: 10863897
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method capable of suppressing an increase in a load on a subject and obtaining a captured image of the subject with higher image quality. An imaging unit reduces a light amount and performs imaging of the fundus of the eye so as to generate a plurality of fundus images. A biological information alignment processing unit aligns fundus images by using biological information of a subject. A super-resolution processing unit superimposes an aligned input image on a previous super-resolution result image so as to generate a new super-resolution result image. The super-resolution processing unit stores or outputs the super-resolution result image in a storage unit or from an output unit, and supplies the super-resolution result image to a super-resolution result image buffer so as to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Aisaka, Seiji Kobayashi, Takuya Kishimoto, Tomoyuki Ootsuki
  • Patent number: 10861154
    Abstract: A cell analysis system according to the present disclosure includes a motion information extracting unit and a motion characteristics calculating unit. The motion information extracting unit extracts motion information arising from a movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane, out of a cell image obtained from imaging a cell in time series. The motion characteristics calculating unit calculates motion characteristics of the motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Takuya Kishimoto, Eriko Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200368682
    Abstract: An air pollution control unit is configured to bring particle-containing gas and washing liquid into contact with each other to collect particles in the particle-containing gas. The air pollution control unit includes a gas washing column having a gas cleaning section in which the particle-containing gas and the washing liquid are brought into co-current contact with each other, a gas cooling column disposed downstream of the gas washing column along the gas flow and having a gas cooling section in which the particle-containing gas that has been cleaned (cleaned gas) and cooling liquid are brought into countercurrent contact with each other, and a gas communication path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya HIRATA, Hiroshi TANAKA, Masayuki INUI, Shinya KISHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200268447
    Abstract: [Object] There is provided .a medical laser irradiation device and a medical laser irradiation method, both of which are capable removing plaque adhering to the angioendothelium more safely using laser light. [Solution] A medical laser irradiation device according to the present disclosure includes a first laser light source configured to emit a first laser light having a wavelength band that is selectively absorbed by plaque existing inside a blood vessel of a living body; a second laser light source configured to emit a second laser light having a wavelength band that is selectively absorbed by the plaque calcified and existing inside the blood vessel; and an optical fiber configured to coaxially guide the first laser light and the second laser light, and at least a part of which is inserted into the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: KOICHIRO KISHIMA, TAKUYA KISHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200253251
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extract obtained by extracting useful components containing equol from an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl, and to a method for producing the same. The present invention makes it possible to efficiently obtain useful components containing equol from the fermented soybean hypocotyl by subjecting an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl to extraction using an ethanol aqueous solution as an extractant. The present invention reduces the content of saponin, which causes an unpleasant taste, by sequentially subjecting the equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl to extraction using an ethanol aqueous solution and ethanol, while efficiently extracting equol and glycitein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michiaki TOMINAGA, Takao TAKI, Toshiaki MATSUMOTO, Izumi HANYA, Takuma IMADA, Kunihiko MATSUOKA, Takuya KISHIMOTO, Yuko UCHIYAMA, Hiromasa TSUNEISHI, Machiko TSUJI, Tania VALDES-GONZALEZ, Kentaro TADANO, Kyoko KAMEDA
  • Patent number: 10681930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extract obtained by extracting useful components containing equal from an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl, and to a method for producing the same. The present invention makes it possible to efficiently obtain useful components containing equol from the fermented soybean hypocotyl by subjecting an equol-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl to extraction using an ethanol aqueous solution as an extractant. The present invention reduces the content of saponin, which causes an unpleasant taste, by sequentially subjecting the equal-containing fermented soybean hypocotyl to extraction using an ethanol aqueous solution and ethanol, while efficiently extracting equol and glycitein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michiaki Tominaga, Takao Taki, Toshiaki Matsumoto, Izumi Hanya, Takuma Imada, Kunihiko Matsuoka, Takuya Kishimoto, Yuko Uchiyama, Hiromasa Tsuneishi, Machiko Tsuji, Tania Valdes-Gonzalez, Kentaro Tadano, Kyoko Kameda
  • Publication number: 20200098107
    Abstract: A cell analysis system according to the present disclosure includes a motion information extracting unit and a motion characteristics calculating unit. The motion information extracting unit extracts motion information arising from a movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane, out of a cell image obtained from imaging a cell in time series. The motion characteristics calculating unit calculates motion characteristics of the motion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Takuya Kishimoto, Eriko Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200036013
    Abstract: Provided are a carbon catalyst, an electrode, and a battery that exhibit excellent activity. A carbon catalyst according to one embodiment of the present invention has a carbon structure in which area ratios of three peaks fbroad, fmiddle, and fnarrow obtained by separating a peak in the vicinity of a diffraction angle of 26° in an X-ray diffraction pattern obtained by powder X-ray diffraction satisfy the following conditions (a) to (c): (a) fbroad: 75% or more and 96% or less; (b) fmiddle: 3.2% or more and 15% or less; and (c) fnarrow: 0.4% or more and 15% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicants: NISSHINBO HOLDINGS INC., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION GUNMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuo IMASHIRO, Takeaki Kishimoto, Tetsutaro Sato, Jun-ichi Ozaki, Takuya Maie, Sayaka Kusadokoro
  • Patent number: 10541549
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a charging apparatus having high efficiency of charging a battery by inputting an alternating current voltage. A charging apparatus that charges a direct current battery includes a step-down converter unit to which a direct current voltage from a power supply is input and that converts the direct current voltage, and when a voltage of the direct current battery is between a predetermined first voltage smaller than a charge completion voltage of the direct current battery and the charge completion voltage, a variable voltage that increases from the first voltage to the charge completion voltage in accordance with charging of the direct current battery is input to the step-down converter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihiro Sato, Takae Shimada, Takuya Ishigaki, Takayuki Ouchi, Hiroyuki Shoji, Naoya Takahashi, Eigo Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10482598
    Abstract: A cell analysis system according to the present disclosure includes a motion information extracting unit and a motion characteristics calculating unit. The motion information extracting unit extracts motion information arising from a movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane, out of a cell image obtained from imaging a cell in time series. The motion characteristics calculating unit calculates motion characteristics of the motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Takuya Kishimoto, Eriko Matsui
  • Patent number: 10468688
    Abstract: Provided are a carbon catalyst, an electrode, and a battery that exhibit excellent activity. A carbon catalyst according to one embodiment of the present invention has a carbon structure in which area ratios of three peaks fbroad, fmiddle, and fnarrow obtained by separating a peak in the vicinity of a diffraction angle of 26° in an X-ray diffraction pattern obtained by powder X-ray diffraction satisfy the following conditions (a) to (c): (a) fbroad: 75% or more and 96% or less; (b) fmiddle: 3.2% or more and 15% or less; and (c) fnarrow: 0.4% or more and 15% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: NISSHINBO HOLDINGS INC., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION GUNMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuo Imashiro, Takeaki Kishimoto, Tetsutaro Sato, Jun-ichi Ozaki, Takuya Maie, Sayaka Kusadokoro
  • Publication number: 20190293554
    Abstract: A fluid located at a certain depth in an imaging object can be imaged with high sensitivity and accuracy. As a result, an imaging technique by which information regarding the fluid can be accurately obtained is provided. An imaging apparatus includes: a light irradiation unit that irradiates a plurality of positions of an imaging object with coherent light as spots; a light detection unit that detects light, the light being emitted from the light irradiation unit and propagated in the imaging object; and an imaging unit that captures a speckle image obtained from scattered light of the imaging object, the scattered light being detected by the light detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Isamu Nakao, Takuya Kishimoto, Noriyuki Kishii
  • Publication number: 20190080452
    Abstract: A cell analysis system according to the present disclosure includes a motion information extracting unit and a motion characteristics calculating unit. The motion information extracting unit extracts motion information arising from a movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane, out of a cell image obtained from imaging a cell in time series. The motion characteristics calculating unit calculates motion characteristics of the motion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Takuya Kishimoto, Eriko Matsui
  • Patent number: 10163203
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a cell analysis system, a cell analysis program and a cell analysis method suitable for analyzing the movement of ions or molecules across cell membranes. [Solving Means] A cell analysis system according to the present disclosure includes a motion information extracting unit and a motion characteristics calculating unit. The motion information extracting unit extracts motion information arising from a movement of ions or molecules across a cell membrane, out of a cell image obtained from imaging a cell in time series. The motion characteristics calculating unit calculates motion characteristics of the motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Takuya Kishimoto, Eriko Matsui
  • Publication number: 20180360299
    Abstract: A medical imaging system (10) including an optical branching device (101) having a plurality of optical paths for guiding light for imaging a target comprising a biotissue, each of the optical paths corresponding to an optical port connectable to an external device for imaging, wherein at least one path of the plurality of optical paths is configured both to guide the irradiation light to the biotissue and to guide light from the biotissue, and wherein the optical branching device includes a plurality of prisms and at least one joint surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro KISHIMA, Takuya KISHIMOTO, Akio FURUKAWA, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20180321081
    Abstract: The present technology provides a speckle imaging device including: an irradiation condition setting unit that sets an irradiation condition for coherent light with which an imaging object is irradiated; an imaging unit that captures scattered light obtained from the imaging object irradiated with the coherent light; an image generation unit that generates a speckle-enhanced image from a captured image captured by the imaging unit; and a leveling processing unit that generates a leveled speckle image from speckle-enhanced images corresponding to two or more different irradiation conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: EIICHI TANAKA, YUSAKU NAKASHIMA, ISAMU NAKAO, NORIYUKI KISHII, TAKUYA KISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10031023
    Abstract: Provided is a highly accurate imaging technology that utilizes the speckle interference. The present technology provides a speckle imaging device including: an irradiation condition setting unit that sets an irradiation condition for coherent light with which an imaging object is irradiated; an imaging unit that captures scattered light obtained from the imaging object irradiated with the coherent light; an image generation unit that generates a speckle-enhanced image from a captured image captured by the imaging unit; and a leveling processing unit that generates a leveled speckle image from speckle-enhanced images corresponding to two or more different irradiation conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi Tanaka, Yusaku Nakashima, Isamu Nakao, Noriyuki Kishii, Takuya Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20180110414
    Abstract: The location of a tumor can be more easily and accurately recognized in the photodynamic diagnosis in which: a fluorescence image is produced by radiating excitation light having a specific wavelength from an excitation light source and capturing an image of fluorescence from a photosensitizer excited by the excitation light by a fluorescence imaging device; and an integrated image is produced by integrating the fluorescence image with a first image representing a positional relation of at least a part of a human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro KISHIMA, Hiroshi MAEDA, Takuya KISHIMOTO, Takashi YAMAGUCHI, Kazuki IKESHITA
  • Publication number: 20180093104
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light irradiation method using a pulse laser, which can be applied to technology of PDD and/or PDT, and a system for treating a tumor, which has an enhanced tumoricidal effect. A light irradiation method of irradiating a cell into which a photosensitive compound capable of generating singlet oxygen has been incorporated with a pulse laser having a wavelength within a Soret band is provided. The pulse width of the pulse laser can be set to 100 psec or less, and the wavelength can be set to 405±10 nm. As the photosensitive compound capable of generating singlet oxygen, an agent for photodynamic therapy (PDT) or an agent for photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: KAZUKI IKESHITA, TAKUYA KISHIMOTO, TAKASHI YAMAGUCHI, KOICHIRO KISHIMA, HIROSHI MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20180003557
    Abstract: Provided is a highly accurate imaging technology that utilizes the speckle interference. The present technology provides a speckle imaging device including: an irradiation condition setting unit that sets an irradiation condition for coherent light with which an imaging object is irradiated; an imaging unit that captures scattered light obtained from the imaging object irradiated with the coherent light; an image generation unit that generates a speckle-enhanced image from a captured image captured by the imaging unit; and a leveling processing unit that generates a leveled speckle image from speckle-enhanced images corresponding to two or more different irradiation conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: EIICHI TANAKA, YUSAKU NAKASHIMA, ISAMU NAKAO, NORIYUKI KISHII, TAKUYA KISHIMOTO