Patents by Inventor Tomokazu Fujii

Tomokazu Fujii 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: 20210364176
    Abstract: A liquid atomizing apparatus includes: an atomizing body member made of a porous body having micropores connected in a three-dimensional network, the atomizing body member having a surface including a part serving as a gas pressurized-inflow surface and another part serving as a gas release surface; a liquid supply unit for supplying a liquid to the atomizing body member, the liquid being to be impregnated into the micropores of the atomizing body member; and a gas supply unit for setting gas pressure on the gas pressurized-inflow surface of the atomizing body member to be higher than on the gas release surface of the atomizing body member and injecting the gas into the micropores of the atomizing body member through the gas pressurized-inflow surface, and releasing a mist of the liquid having been impregnated in the micropores together with the gas from the gas release surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: NORITAKE CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomokazu EDA, Teruhisa FUJII, Hitoshi KATO, Yusuke SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10729408
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes index image data generating circuitry and controlling circuitry. The index image data generating circuitry is configured to generate index image data indicating a relative positional relationship between extending direction information and information indicating a scanned position by an ultrasound wave transmitted from an ultrasound probe, wherein the extending direction information indicates a blood vessel extending direction and is generated on a basis of volume data representing a three-dimensional region that includes at least a part of the blood vessel region of a subject. The controlling circuitry is configured to cause a monitor to display the index image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsunaga, Kazutoshi Sadamitsu, Osamu Nakajima, Tomokazu Fujii, Masaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190328365
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry configured: to obtain information about a degree of deterioration of each ultrasound probe; and to display pieces of identification information of a plurality of ultrasound probes in a ranking order according to the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji KUROIWA, Eiji Goto, Yoshihiro Oomori, Tomokazu FUJII
  • Patent number: 10182793
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit and a detecting unit. The acquiring unit acquires fluid volume data representing fluid information related to a fluid flowing through a scan region that is a region three-dimensionally scanned by ultrasonic. The detecting unit detects a region that is a fluid existing region in the scanned region using the fluid information, and detects an inner cavity region of a lumen in volume data to be applied with image processing using the region thus detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Satoh, Yutaka Kobayashi, Tomokazu Fujii, Masaru Ogasawara, Shogo Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20170219705
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes processing circuitry and a display. The processing circuitry executes a load process of loading predetermined data from volume data stored in other apparatus. The processing circuitry executes a reconstruction process of reconstructing volume data from the loaded data. The processing circuitry executes a registration process in such a manner as to register the positions of the displayed ultrasonic image and slice image based on the loaded data. The processing circuitry executes a control process of controlling, after the registration process, the display in such a manner as to interlock-display the ultrasonic image and slice image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yukifumi Kobayashi, Masaru Ogasawara, Shinichi Hashimoto, Tomokazu Fujii, Shunsuke Satoh
  • Publication number: 20170095226
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquiring function, a calculating function, and a correcting function. The acquiring function acquires first positional information indicating the position of a puncture needle in a space from which an ultrasonic image is acquired and second positional information indicating the position of the puncture needle included in the ultrasonic image. The calculating function calculates a bend in the puncture needle based on the first positional information and the second positional information. The correcting function corrects the position of information indicating the puncture needle with respect to the ultrasonic image assumed based on the first positional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Go TANAKA, Shinichi HASHIMOTO, Takayuki GUNJI, Osamu NAKAJIMA, Eiji GOTO, Tomokazu FUJII
  • Patent number: 9468418
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an internal storage unit stores auxiliary diagnostic indication concerning each of examination items in association with a display position of the auxiliary diagnostic indication in a display area where an ultrasonic image is displayed. An image generation unit generates an ultrasonic image concerning an examination item of a scan target based on an echo signal from an ultrasonic probe. A monitor has a display area. A display control unit controls the monitor so as to display specific auxiliary diagnostic indication, of auxiliary diagnostic indication stored in the storage unit, which is associated with an examination item of the scan target, at a specific display position associated with the specific auxiliary diagnostic indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiro Higuchi, Masato Oonuki, Masatoshi Nishino, Osamu Nakajima, Shinichi Hoshino, Tomokazu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20160000408
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes index image data generating circuitry and controlling circuitry. The index image data generating circuitry is configured to generate index image data indicating a relative positional relationship between extending direction information and information indicating a scanned position by an ultrasound wave transmitted from an ultrasound probe, wherein the extending direction information indicates a blood vessel extending direction and is generated on a basis of volume data representing a three-dimensional region that includes at least a part of the blood vessel region of a subject. The controlling circuitry is configured to cause a monitor to display the index image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi MATSUNAGA, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU, Osamu NAKAJIMA, Tomokazu FUJII, Masaki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9192356
    Abstract: The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to the embodiment includes an ultrasound probe that transmits and receives ultrasound waves to and from a subject, and generates and displays images of the inside of the subject based on the reception results from the ultrasound probe. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a memory, a detector, a selection part, and a processor. The memory stores association information that associates positions in real space with examination conditions including image quality conditions and/or application type. The detector detects the position of the ultrasound probe in real space. The selection part selects examination conditions corresponding to the detected position based on the association information. The processor performs processing based on the selected examination conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsunaga, Masatoshi Nishino, Jiro Higuchi, Osamu Nakajima, Yoshihiro Oomori, Tomokazu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20140378835
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquiring unit and a detecting unit. The acquiring unit acquires fluid volume data representing fluid information related to a fluid flowing through a scan region that is a region three-dimensionally scanned by ultrasonic. The detecting unit detects a region that is a fluid existing region in the scanned region using the fluid information, and detects an inner cavity region of a lumen in volume data to be applied with image processing using the region thus detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke SATOH, Yutaka Kobayashi, Tomokazu Fujii, Masaru Ogasawara, Shogo Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20140336511
    Abstract: Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and a medical picture projection apparatus are provided, simply operating the apparatus in a less loaded posture without losing the variety of operation functions, comprising: an ultrasound probe; signal processor; a display controller; a projector; storage; a determining unit; and a controller. The ultrasound probe scans a subject using ultrasound waves. Signal processor applies signal processing on a first output signal from the ultrasound probe. The display controller causes displaying images based on second output signal from signal processor. The projector projects pictures. Storage preliminarily stores first related information associating an area corresponding to a picture with the operation content among the ultrasound probe, signal processor, the display controller, and the projector. The determining unit determines whether or not at least one part of an object is located within the area indicated in first related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi HOSHINO, Junho CHA, Tomokazu FUJII, Yoshihiro OOMORI
  • Publication number: 20130109970
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an internal storage unit stores auxiliary diagnostic indication concerning each of examination items in association with a display position of the auxiliary diagnostic indication in a display area where an ultrasonic image is displayed. An image generation unit generates an ultrasonic image concerning an examination item of a scan target based on an echo signal from an ultrasonic probe. A monitor has a display area. A display control unit controls the monitor so as to display specific auxiliary diagnostic indication, of auxiliary diagnostic indication stored in the storage unit, which is associated with an examination item of the scan target, at a specific display position associated with the specific auxiliary diagnostic indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Jiro HIGUCHI, Masato OONUKI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Osamu NAKAJIMA, Shinichi HOSHINO, Tomokazu FUJII
  • Publication number: 20120203106
    Abstract: The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to the embodiment includes an ultrasound probe that transmits and receives ultrasound waves to and from a subject, and generates and displays images of the inside of the subject based on the reception results from the ultrasound probe. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a memory, a detector, a selection part, and a processor. The memory stores association information that associates positions in real space with examination conditions including image quality conditions and/or application type. The detector detects the position of the ultrasound probe in real space. The selection part selects examination conditions corresponding to the detected position based on the association information. The processor performs processing based on the selected examination conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicants: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Satoshi MATSUNAGA, Masatoshi Nishino, Jiro Higuchi, Osamu Nakajima, Yoshihiro Oomori, Tomokazu Fujii
  • Publication number: 20110301463
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic image diagnostic apparatus includes one or a plurality of ultrasonic probes, a scanning unit configured to scan inside an object with ultrasonic waves through the ultrasonic probe, an image generation unit configured to generate an ultrasonic image based on an output from the scanning unit, and a display unit configured to display the ultrasonic image. The ultrasonic image diagnostic apparatus further includes a posture detection unit configured to detect the posture of the display unit and a control unit configured to control the scanning unit to change a scanning condition in response to a change in the detected posture of the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Tomokazu FUJII, Masato Oonuki, Masatoshi Nishino, Jiro Higuchi, Osamu Nakajima, Shinichi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20100305444
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe, a generating unit, a first housing, a second housing, a display unit, a recognition unit, and a display control unit. The generating unit generates ultrasonic image data. The first housing includes an operation panel for issuing an operation instruction. The second housing is connected to the first housing and includes a screen. The display unit displays a display image on the screen. The display image includes at least one of an image display area for the ultrasonic image and a panel display area for a display panel. The recognition unit recognizes a connection state between the first housing and the second housing. The display control unit changes at least one of display positions, sizes, and shapes of the image display area and the panel display area on the display image in accordance with the recognized connection state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Tomokazu FUJII, Yoshihisa Yoshioka, Masato Oonuki
  • Publication number: 20100125201
    Abstract: Ultrasound is sent and reflected waves are received, and an image is generated based on the reflected waves. Then, each umbilical cord present in the image is respectively specified, and the respective structures continuing into one end of the specified umbilical cords are specified. Each specified structure is identified and displayed on a monitor by color separation, screen division, display switching, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomokazu FUJII, Kazutoshi Sadamitsu, Yutaka Kobayashi, Satoshi Matsunaga, Jiro Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20100094100
    Abstract: An operating image storage unit stores a plurality of codes and a plurality of operation image data sets in association with each other. The plurality of codes is concerned with a plurality of standard user operations. The plurality of operation image data sets is displayed for assisting the plurality of user operations. An operation unit accepts a current user operation by a user. A procedure display engine specifies a specific code concerning a user operation next to the current user operation among the plurality of codes in accordance with an examination procedure for current medical examination. And the procedure display engine specifies a specific operation image data set among the plurality of operation image data sets. The specific operation image data set is concerned with the specific code. A display unit displays the specific operation image and the medical image on the same screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Tomokazu Fujii, Kazutoshi Sadamitsu, Yoichi Ogasawara, Yoshihiro Oomori, Satoshi Matsunaga