Patents by Inventor Toru Wada

Toru Wada 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: 20100220211
    Abstract: A photographing system for photographing a subject includes a color information detecting section for detecting color information of the subject, a color image capturing section for capturing a color image of the subject, and a color correcting section for performing color correction of a color image captured by the color image capturing section from corresponding position information of the color information detecting section and the color image capturing section, so as to enable highly accurate color correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KOMIYA, Toru Wada, Osamu Konno, Nobumasa Sato
  • Patent number: 7773802
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a photographing apparatus (1) and a processing apparatus (2). The photographing apparatus (1) includes six LEDs (6a to 6f) for emitting light with characteristics of spectroscopic distributions varied in a visible light area, a monochrome-type CCD (8) which picks-up a subject image that is illuminated by the LEDs (6a to 6f) and is formed by an image pick-up optical system (7) and which outputs an image signal, and a CPU (18) which sequentially lights-on the LEDs (6a to 6f) upon an instruction for photographing a subject spectroscopic image being input from an operating switch (14), picks-up the image by the CCD (8), and thus controls the operation for capturing 6-primary-color subject spectroscopic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Komiya, Toru Wada, Osamu Konno, Takeyuki Ajito, Tomoyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7768560
    Abstract: A multiband camera control apparatus comprises a multiband camera section configured to be capable of capturing a plurality of color bands, a computer configured to control the multiband camera section, a user interface configured to transmit instruction information for the control from the user to the computer, and parameters configured to control the corresponding band in each of the plurality of bands. The user interface includes a switching instruction section configured to switch between the plurality of bands. The computer is configured to control the multiband camera section by using the parameter corresponding to the band selected according to the instruction to switch between the plurality of bands from the switching instruction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Katsumata, Toru Wada, Takeyuki Ajito, Yasuhiro Komiya
  • Patent number: 7756328
    Abstract: A color chart processing apparatus includes a spectrum calculating unit for receiving information regarding a spectral reflection factor of each color contained in a predetermined color chart and information regarding determination illumination light, and determining a spectrum of the color contained in the predetermined color chart under the determination illumination light by calculating the received information, and a determination information output unit for receiving a color signal of a subject, determining which color of the predetermined color chart closest matches the color signal of the subject by comparing the spectrum of each color determined by the spectrum calculating unit with the color signal of the subject, and outputting information identifying the resulting determination color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Komiya, Takeyuki Ajito, Toru Wada
  • Patent number: 7756327
    Abstract: An image processing system is used for dentistry. Upon creating a false tooth of a patient (59), a plurality of illuminating light of LEDs with different wavelengths emit light and a photographing apparatus (1A) photographs a tooth portion of the patient (59), thereby obtaining image data. The image data is sent to a dentistry filing system (2A) serving as a processing apparatus, and color reproducing data is obtained by calculation. The color reproducing data is sent to a dentistry factory (55) via a public line. Data is searched from a database (56) for calculating a ceramic compounding ratio, compound data of the ceramic false tooth is obtained, matching the color of the tooth portion of the patient (59), and the false tooth approximate to the tooth color of the patient (59) is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Komiya, Toru Wada, Osamu Konno, Takeyuki Ajito, Tomoyuki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20100167202
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive flexographic printing original plate provided with a heat sensitive mask layer having high light blocking effect and durability yet prepared as a thin film. A photosensitive flexographic printing original plate including at least (A) a supporting member, (B) a photosensitive resin layer, (C) a protective layer and (D) a heat sensitive mask layer that are successively laminated, wherein the heat sensitive mask layer (D) contains carbon black and, as a dispersion binder therefor, a butyral resin as well as polyamide containing polar group selected from the group consisting of polyamide containing a tertiary amine group, polyamide containing a quaternary ammonium salt group, polyamide containing an ether group and polyamide containing a sulfonic group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Kazuya Yoshimoto, Tetsuma Kawakami, Yasuyuki Munekuni, Keiichi Motoi, Yukimi Yawata, Toru Wada
  • Patent number: 7711252
    Abstract: An image processing system which performs photography of the teeth of a patient while causing a plurality of illumination light LEDs of different wavelengths to emit light by means of a photography device when producing a crown repair or denture of the patient, whereby image data are acquired. The image data are transmitted to a dental filing system constituting a processing device where color reproduction data are determined through computation. In addition, color reproduction data are transmitted to the dental technician's office via a public switched network. A repair material compound ratio calculation database is searched and compound data for a material that matches the hue of the patient's teeth is retrieved, so that a crown repair or denture or the like that very closely matches the color of the patient's teeth can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Konno, Yasuhiro Komiya, Toru Wada, Nobumasa Sato
  • Publication number: 20100081083
    Abstract: The present invention provides a printing original plate for laser engraving which generates no printing deficiencies and from which a printing plate with a satisfactory resolution can be produced. A printing original plate for laser engraving which is obtained by molding a resin composition containing (A) at least one latex having a weight average degree of gelation of 75% or more, (B) a photopolymerizable compound and (C) a photopolymerization initiator into a sheet-like or tubular form, and then irradiating the molded article with light to crosslink and cure, characterized in that the depth of 10% screen dot at 150 lpi is 80 ?m or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Toyo Bosaki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Wada, Kazuya Yoshimoto
  • Publication number: 20100026876
    Abstract: A multispectral image capturing apparatus has different spectral sensitivity characteristics of at least four bands. Three primary bands of the at least four bands have spectral sensitivity characteristics of standard RGB. At least one auxiliary band of the rest of the at least four bands excluding the three primary bands has a spectral sensitivity characteristic of a narrower bandwidth than bandwidths of the RGB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takeyuki Ajito, Toru Wada, Yasuhiro Komiya
  • Patent number: 7645563
    Abstract: The present invention is to obtain without any trouble a photosensitive resin composition, a photosensitive layer and a photosensitive resin printing original plate, which are developable with an aqueous developer, resistant to an aqueous ink and a cosolvent ink, and assured of good image reproducibility. The present invention relates to a photosensitive resin composition comprising (A) hydrophobic polymers obtained from at least two or more water dispersion latexes, (B) a photopolymerizable compound and (C) a photopolymerization initiator, wherein the two or more hydrophobic polymers each is present in a fine particle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Wada, Tomonori Hiramatsu, Akira Tomita
  • Patent number: 7624295
    Abstract: To reduce power consumption of a processor system including a plurality of processors without degradation of the processing ability, a CPU detects mode setting information added to instruction code and outputs a clock control signal and a power supply voltage control signal to a clock controlling section and a power supply voltage controlling section, respectively. When a plurality of processing engines execute an instruction in parallel, clock signals with a frequency lower than a predetermined frequency and power supply voltages lower than a predetermined voltage are supplied. As a result, power consumption is reduced and the processing ability is maintained by the parallel execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Taketoshi, Isao Tanaka, Toru Wada
  • Patent number: 7612822
    Abstract: A multispectral image capturing apparatus has different spectral sensitivity characteristics of at least four bands. Three primary bands of the at least four bands have spectral sensitivity characteristics of standard RGB. At least one auxiliary band of the rest of the at least four bands excluding the three primary bands has a spectral sensitivity characteristic of a narrower bandwidth than bandwidths of the RGB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Takeyuki Ajito, Toru Wada, Yasuhiro Komiya
  • Publication number: 20090092189
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a movement-prediction/compensation method for carrying out processing based on search layers to search for a movement vector by selecting one or more reference frame images for each of movement-compensated blocks obtained as a result of dividing a processed frame image existing among successive frame images. The method includes: a layer creation step; a first movement-prediction/compensation step; a reference frame image determination step; and a second movement-prediction/compensation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Toshiharu Tsuchiya, Toru Wada
  • Publication number: 20090085616
    Abstract: The semiconductor integrated circuit having a transmitter circuit for transmitting a supplied external data signal DIN. The transmitter circuit includes: a transmitter flip-flop circuit having a reference clock CK as an input for holding the external data signal DIN in synchronization with the reference clock CK; a frequency divider circuit for multiplying the frequency of the reference clock CK by n/m (m and n are integers equal to or more than 2 and m>n); a data signal buffer circuit for transmitting a data signal held by the transmitter flipflop circuit; and a clock buffer circuit for transmitting the output of the frequency divider circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Toru Wada, Masaya Sumita
  • Publication number: 20090067695
    Abstract: An image processing system is used for dentistry. Upon creating a false tooth of a patient (59), a plurality of illuminating light of LEDs with different wavelengths emit light and a photographing apparatus (1A) photographs a tooth portion of the patient (59), thereby obtaining image data. The image data is sent to a dentistry filing system (2A) serving as a processing apparatus, and color reproducing data is obtained by calculation. The color reproducing data is sent to a dentistry factory (55) via a public line. Data is searched from a database (56) for calculating a ceramic compounding ratio, compound data of the ceramic false tooth is obtained, matching the color of the tooth portion of the patient (59), and the false tooth approximate to the tooth color of the patient (59) is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KOMIYA, Toru Wada, Osamu Konno, Takeyuki Ajito, Tomoyuki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20080315167
    Abstract: An engagement chain type hoisting and lowering device is disclosed, including a hoisting and lowering table attached to the upper end of hoisting and lowering driving engagement chains. The engagement chains are raised and lowered by a pair of hoisting and lowering sprockets driven by a driving motor. The driving motor is located in a peripheral area spaced apart from the lowest lowered position of the hoisting and lowering table. In so doing, the lowest position of the hoisting and lowering table is lowered, reducing the burden of loading and unloading items onto the hoisting and lowering table, and making maintenance safe and simple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Takeuchi, Naoto Shibata, Toru Wada, Tomoyuki Saji
  • Publication number: 20080315168
    Abstract: An engagement chain type hoisting and lowering device is disclosed, having a hoisting and lowering table attached to the upper end of two or more pairs of hoisting and lowering driving engagement chains. A driving motor drives two pairs of hoisting and lowering sprockets which, in turn, raise or lower two pairs of hoisting and lowering driving engagement chains. By arranging two pairs of hoisting and lowering driving engagement chains on two opposed sides of the hoisting and lowering table, buckling of the hoisting and lowering driving engagement chains is suppressed, resulting in stable hoisting and lowering operations without slippage of articles on the hoisting and lowering table, and chain endurance is improved. The device is designed so that the lowest position of the hoisting and lowering table can be lower than the height of the peripherally located driving motor, for ease and safety of operation and maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Takeuchi, Naoto Shibata, Toru Wada, Tomoyuki Saji
  • Publication number: 20080292295
    Abstract: An image processing system which performs photography of the teeth of a patient while causing a plurality of illumination light LEDs of different wavelengths to emit light by means of a photography device when producing a crown repair or denture of the patient, whereby image data are acquired. The image data are transmitted to a dental filing system constituting a processing device where color reproduction data are determined through computation. In addition, color reproduction data are transmitted to the dental technician's office via a public switched network. A repair material compound ratio calculation database is searched and compound data for a material that matches the hue of the patient's teeth is retrieved, so that a crown repair or denture or the like that very closely matches the color of the patient's teeth can be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu KONNO, Yasuhiro KOMIYA, Toru WADA, Nobumasa SATO
  • Publication number: 20080284902
    Abstract: An image processing system which performs photography of the teeth of a patient while causing a plurality of illumination light LEDs of different wavelengths to emit light by means of a photography device when producing a crown repair or denture of the patient, whereby image data are acquired. The image data are transmitted to a dental filing system constituting a processing device where color reproduction data are determined through computation. In addition, color reproduction data are transmitted to the dental technician's office via a public switched network. A repair material compound ratio calculation database is searched and compound data for a material that matches the hue of the patient's teeth is retrieved, so that a crown repair or denture or the like that very closely matches the color of the patient's teeth can be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu KONNO, Yasuhiro KOMIYA, Toru WADA, Nobumasa SATO
  • Publication number: 20080259336
    Abstract: An image processing system which performs photography of the teeth of a patient while causing a plurality of illumination light LEDs of different wavelengths to emit light by means of a photography device when producing a crown repair or denture of the patient, whereby image data are acquired. The image data are transmitted to a dental filing system constituting a processing device where color reproduction data are determined through computation. In addition, color reproduction data are transmitted to the dental technician's office via a public switched network. A repair material compound ratio calculation database is searched and compound data for a material that matches the hue of the patient's teeth is retrieved, so that a crown repair or denture or the like that very closely matches the color of the patient's teeth can be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu KONNO, Yasuhiro KOMIYA, Toru WADA, Nobumasa SATO