Patents by Inventor Toshihiro MINO

Toshihiro MINO 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: 11141060
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus of embodiments includes an OCT unit, an acquisition unit, and a specifying unit. The OCT unit is configured to acquire a tomographic image of a subject's eye using optical coherence tomography. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire a front image of the subject's eye. The specifying unit is configured to specify shape of a tissue of the subject's eye based on the tomographic image acquired by the OCT unit and the front image acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Mino, Jonathan Liu
  • Patent number: 11134836
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a tissue specifying unit, and a specifying unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire a tomographic image of a subject's eye formed based on scan data acquired using an optical system for performing optical coherence tomography on the subject's eye. The tissue specifying unit is configured to acquire first shape data representing shape of a tissue of the subject's eye by performing segmentation processing on the tomographic image. The specifying unit is configured to specify a low sensitivity component having a small variation with respect to a change in a position of the optical system with respect to the subject's eye from the first shape data, and to obtain second shape data representing shape of the tissue based on the specified low sensitivity component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Mino, Jonathan Liu
  • Publication number: 20210204809
    Abstract: The ophthalmic imaging apparatus (1) of an embodiment example performs motion contrast imaging by applying OCT scanning to an eye (E). The data acquiring unit (2, 100) acquires a plurality of pieces of time-course data respectively corresponding to a plurality of scan points, by conducting repetitive A-scan application to individual scan points. The image constructing unit (220) constructs a motion contrast image from the plurality of pieces of time-course data acquired. The controller (211) controls the data acquiring unit such that data acquisition time intervals of first time-course data corresponding to a first scan point of the plurality of scan points and data acquisition time intervals of second time-course data corresponding to a second scan point become substantially equal to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi HIROSE, Toshihiro MINO, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210068651
    Abstract: In a scanning imaging apparatus of some aspect examples, a scanner applies an optical scan to a sample to acquire data. A scan controller controls the scanner to sequentially apply, to the sample, pattern scans according to a two-dimensional pattern including cycles. A movement unit relatively moves a scan area corresponding to the two-dimensional pattern and the sample. A movement controller controls the movement unit such that cycles in first and second scans of the pattern scans cross each other. An image constructing unit constructs an image based on data acquired under controls performed by the scan controller and the movement controller. The scan controller and the movement controller perform controls of the scanner and the movement unit respectively such that first and second cycles in a pattern scan cross each other at least at one point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki YASUNO, Shuichi MAKITA, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI, Toshihiro MINO
  • Publication number: 20210007600
    Abstract: An exemplary OCT apparatus includes a scanner, controller, phase information generator, phase information processor. The scanner applies an OCT scan to an object using an optical scanner. The controller controls the scanner to perform a first scan that scans a cross section of the object in a first scan direction and a second scan that scans a cross section of the object in a second scan direction opposite to the first scan direction. The phase information generator generates first phase information based on first acquisition data acquired by the first scan and second phase information based on second acquisition data acquired by the second scan. The phase information processor generates composite phase information based on the first phase information and the second phase information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun SAKAI, Toshihiro MINO
  • Publication number: 20200221947
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a tissue specifying unit, and a specifying unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire a tomographic image of a subject's eye. The tissue specifying unit is configured to acquire first shape data representing shape of a tissue of the subject's eye by performing segmentation processing on each of a plurality of tomographic images acquired by the acquisition unit. The specifying unit is configured to obtain second shape data representing shape of the tissue based on the plurality of first shape data acquired by the tissue specifying unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro MINO, Jonathan LIU
  • Publication number: 20200221946
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus of embodiments includes an OCT unit, an acquisition unit, and a specifying unit. The OCT unit is configured to acquire a tomographic image of a subject's eye using optical coherence tomography. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire a front image of the subject's eye. The specifying unit is configured to specify shape of a tissue of the subject's eye based on the tomographic image acquired by the OCT unit and the front image acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro MINO, Jonathan LIU
  • Publication number: 20200221948
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a tissue specifying unit, and a specifying unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire a tomographic image of a subject's eye formed based on scan data acquired using an optical system for performing optical coherence tomography on the subject's eye. The tissue specifying unit is configured to acquire first shape data representing shape of a tissue of the subject's eye by performing segmentation processing on the tomographic image. The specifying unit is configured to specify a low sensitivity component having a small variation with respect to a change in a position of the optical system with respect to the subject's eye from the first shape data, and to obtain second shape data representing shape of the tissue based on the specified low sensitivity component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro MINO, Jonathan LIU
  • Patent number: 10667684
    Abstract: An optical coherence tomography (OCT) apparatus according to an embodiment is configured to split light from a light source into measurement light and reference light, project the measurement light on an object, and detect interference light generated from the reference light and the measurement light returning from the object. The OCT apparatus includes a dispersion unit and an information generation unit. The dispersion unit is configured to relatively change a dispersion characteristic of a measurement optical path which is an optical path of the measurement light and a dispersion characteristic of a reference optical path which is an optical path of the reference light, according to an operation mode corresponding to a depth range. The information generation unit is configured to generate information on the object according to the operation mode, based on a detection result of the interference light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Shibutani, Ryoichi Hirose, Toshihiro Mino
  • Publication number: 20200093364
    Abstract: An ophthalmic imaging apparatus of an exemplary aspect includes a data acquisition device, image constructing circuitry, and composing circuitry. The data acquisition device is configured to sequentially apply optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans to a plurality of regions different from each other of a fundus of a subject's eye in order and under a condition according to a fundus shape, to acquire a plurality of pieces of data corresponding to the plurality of regions. The image constructing circuitry is configured to construct an image from each of the plurality of pieces of data. The composing circuitry is configured to construct a composite image of a plurality of images constructed from the plurality of pieces of data by the image constructing circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi HIROSE, Toshihiro MINO, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200015675
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus includes an SLO system, a projection system, a first image former, a second image former, a displacement processor, and a controller. The SLO system is configured to scan a target eye with first light deflected by an first optical scanner. The projection system is configured to project second light deflected by an second optical scanner onto the target eye. The first image former is configured to form a first image of the target eye based on a scan result of a first scan region using the first optical scanner. The second image former is configured to form a second image of the target eye based on a scan result of a second scan region using the first optical scanner, the second scan region being narrower than the first scan region. The displacement processor is configured to calculate a displacement between a partial image in the first image and the second image, the partial image corresponding to the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro SHIBUTANI, Tatsuo YAMAGUCHI, Toshihiro MINO, Ryoichi HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20180084991
    Abstract: An optical coherence tomography (OCT) apparatus according to an embodiment is configured to split light from a light source into measurement light and reference light, project the measurement light on an object, and detect interference light generated from the reference light and the measurement light returning from the object. The OCT apparatus includes a dispersion unit and an information generation unit. The dispersion unit is configured to relatively change a dispersion characteristic of a measurement optical path which is an optical path of the measurement light and a dispersion characteristic of a reference optical path which is an optical path of the reference light, according to an operation mode corresponding to a depth range. The information generation unit is configured to generate information on the object according to the operation mode, based on a detection result of the interference light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro SHIBUTANI, Ryoichi HIROSE, Toshihiro MINO