Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Mine

Yoshitaka Mine 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: 20200273168
    Abstract: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to: acquire multiple position data associated with respective multiple two-dimensional image data of ultrasonic related to multiple cross sections; smooth the acquired multiple position data; and arrange the multiple two-dimensional image data in accordance with the smoothed multiple position data to generate volume data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minori IZUMI, Satoshi Matsunaga, Hiroaki Ishikawa, Yoshitaka Mine
  • Patent number: 10729409
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes the processing circuitry. The processing circuitry generates an image from volume data. The volume data is generated based on echo data acquired while the ultrasonic probe is moved and output of a positional sensor provided on the ultrasonic probe. The processing circuitry further generates an indicator indicating speed of the ultrasonic probe and recommended speed range of moving the ultrasonic probe. The speed of the ultrasonic probe is calculated based on the output of the positional sensor. The processing circuitry causes a display to display the image and the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsunaga, Yoshitaka Mine
  • Patent number: 10722217
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes: a transmitting and receiving circuit configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave to an ultrasonic probe and receive a signal based on the ultrasonic wave received by the ultrasonic probe; a generation circuit configured to generate multiple 2D image data in a chronological order based on the signal; an acquisition circuit configured to acquire three-dimensional multiple position data of the ultrasonic probe; an associating circuit configured to associate the multiple position data with the respective multiple 2D image data; and a correction circuit configured to correct the multiple position data associated by the associating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Shiki, Yoshitaka Mine
  • Publication number: 20190328358
    Abstract: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to: acquire at least one of optical image data and sound data as data related to a confirmation item corresponding to a disorder name of a subject or an examination type for an ultrasonic scan; associate the ultrasonic image data acquired by the ultrasonic scan with the data related to the confirmation item; and store the association in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigemitsu NAKAYA, Jiro HIGUCHI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Atsushi NAKAI, Kazuo TEZUKA, Yoshitaka MINE, Shunsuke SATOH
  • Publication number: 20190239861
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry configured to select at least one heartbeat from among a plurality of heartbeats based on a heartbeat selection condition, generate a highlight image in which a range corresponding to the selected heartbeat is emphasized, and display an electrocardiographic waveform corresponding to the heartbeats, an ultrasonic image corresponding to the electrocardiographic waveform, and the highlight image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Atsushi Nakai, Shigemitsu Nakaya, Jiro Higuchi, Kazuo Tezuka, Yoshitaka Mine
  • Patent number: 10039525
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain the position of the boundary of a region of interest that is set in first ultrasound image data of a subject. The processing circuitry is configured to generate second ultrasound image data by assigning a pixel value to each of pixels of which a change of the brightness value between before and after a contrast enhancement is equal to or larger than a threshold value with regard to pre-contrast-enhanced image data and post-contrast-enhanced image data of the subject both of which were acquired after a treatment using a puncture needle has been performed, the assigned pixel value corresponding to the distance between the pixel and the boundary of the region of interest. The processing circuitry is configured to cause a display unit to display the second ultrasound image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Yoshiara, Yuko Kanayama, Yoshitaka Mine, Cong Yao, Go Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180214133
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to set a plurality of small regions in at least one of a plurality of medical image data. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a feature value of pixel value distribution of each small region. The processing circuitry is configured to generate a feature value image of the at least one of the plurality of medical image by using the calculated feature value. The processing circuitry is configured to execute an image registration between the plurality of medical image data by utilizing the feature value image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MINE, Satoshi MATSUNAGA, Yukifumi KOBAYASHI, Kazuo TEZUKA, Jiro HIGUCHI, Atsushi NAKAI, Shigemitsu NAKAYA, Yutaka KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180192996
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic device includes an ultrasonic probe and processing circuitry. The probe conducts ultrasonic scanning on a three-dimensional area of a subject and receives a reflected wave from the subject. The circuitry acquires the correspondence relation between a position in ultrasonic image data on the three-dimensional area based on the reflected wave and a position in volume data on the subject captured by a different medical-image diagnostic device. The circuitry receives, from an operator, an operation to set a position marker, which indicates the position at which blood-flow information is extracted, on a scan area of the ultrasonic image data. The circuitry causes the image generated during a rendering process on the ultrasonic image data to be displayed and causes the position marker to be displayed at a corresponding position on a display image based on at least the volume data in accordance with the correspondence relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Yukifumi Kobayashi, Satoshi Matsunaga, Yoshitaka Mine, Atsushi Nakai, Jiro Higuchi, Kazuo Tezuka, Shigemitsu Nakaya
  • Publication number: 20180092628
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires position information relating to an ultrasonic probe and an ultrasonic image. The processing circuitry acquires ultrasonic image data which is obtained by transmission and reception of ultrasonic from the ultrasonic probe at a position where the position information is acquired, the ultrasonic image data being associated with the position information. The processing circuitry executes associating between a first coordinate system relating to the position information and a second coordinate system relating to medical image data. The processing circuitry executes image alignment between an ultrasonic image based on the associated ultrasonic image data and a medical image based on the medical image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MINE, Satoshi Matsunaga, Yukifumi Kobayashi, Kazuo Tezuka, Jiro Higuchi, Atsushi Nakai, Shigemitsu Nakaya, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180028156
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes the processing circuitry. The processing circuitry generates an image from volume data. The volume data is generated based on echo data acquired while the ultrasonic probe is moved and output of a positional sensor provided on the ultrasonic probe. The processing circuitry further generates an indicator indicating speed of the ultrasonic probe and recommended speed range of moving the ultrasonic probe. The speed of the ultrasonic probe is calculated based on the output of the positional sensor. The processing circuitry causes a display to display the image and the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi MATSUNAGA, Yoshitaka MINE
  • Publication number: 20180008232
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus includes a position detector, and control circuitry. The position detector detects a position in a three-dimensional space of one of an ultrasonic image and an ultrasonic probe. The control circuitry uses a vivisection view defined in a three-dimensional space. The control circuitry associates a structure related to a subject included in the ultrasonic image with a structure included in the vivisection view using a position and orientation in a first three-dimensional coordinate system of the structure related to the subject included in the ultrasonic image and a position and orientation in a second three-dimensional coordinate system of the structure included in the vivisection view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MINE, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Jiro HIGUCHI, Atsushi NAKAI, Satoru TEZUKA, Kazuo TEZUKA, Cong YAO
  • Patent number: 9833216
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes a scan controller, an image generator, a detector, an image generation controller, an image combiner and a display controller. The scan controller causes to execute a first scan for performing ultrasound transmission in a first direction and a second scan for performing ultrasound transmission in each of a plurality of directions. The image generator generates first ultrasonic image data through the first scan and generates a second ultrasonic image data group through the second scan. The detector detects a line segment based on the second ultrasonic image data group. The image generation controller controls to generate needle image data based on information about the line segment. The image combiner generates composite image data of the first ultrasonic image data and the needle image data. The display controller controls the composite image data to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Takuya Sasaki, Yoshitaka Mine, Tokiko Mitobe
  • Publication number: 20170340311
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes: a transmitting and receiving circuit configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave to an ultrasonic probe and receive a signal based on the ultrasonic wave received by the ultrasonic probe; a generation circuit configured to generate multiple 2D image data in a chronological order based on the signal; an acquisition circuit configured to acquire three-dimensional multiple position data of the ultrasonic probe; an associating circuit configured to associate the multiple position data with the respective multiple 2D image data; and a correction circuit configured to correct the multiple position data associated by the associating circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi SHIKI, Yoshitaka Mine
  • Publication number: 20170252002
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe; a robot arm configured to support the ultrasonic probe and move the ultrasonic probe along a body surface of an object; memory circuitry configured to store trace instruction information used by the robot arm for moving the ultrasonic probe; and control circuitry configured to drive the robot arm in such a manner that the robot arm moves the ultrasonic probe according to the trace instruction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MINE, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU, Masami TAKAHASHI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Norihisa KIKUCHI, Naoyuki NAKAZAWA, Atsushi NAKAI, Jiro HIGUCHI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Cong YAO, Kazuo TEZUKA, Naoki YONEYAMA, Atsushi SUMI
  • Publication number: 20170252007
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a probe configured to be equipped with plural transducers arranged in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and be able to perform a two-dimensional scan in the first and second directions; a moving device configured to support the probe and mechanically move the probe in the second direction; a receiving circuit configured to generate first reception signals for respective moving positions of the probe in the second direction by performing receiving phase-compensation and summation processing on respective reflected signals received by the plurality of transducers at each of the moving positions; and processing circuitry configured to generate a second reception signal by performing moving aperture synthesis on the first reception signals generated for the respective moving positions of the probe based on positional information of the probe and generate image data from the second reception signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka MINE, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU, Masami TAKAHASHI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Norihisa KIKUCHI, Naoyuki NAKAZAWA, Atsushi NAKAI, Jiro HIGUCHI, Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Cong YAO, Kazuo TEZUKA, Naoki YONEYAMA, Atsushi SUMI
  • Patent number: 9687212
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus executes B-mode scanning and color Doppler mode scanning on a scanning region associated with an interior of the womb of a pregnant woman via an ultrasonic probe. A first generating unit generates first color Doppler mode data and generates first B-mode data. A specifying unit specifies a specific region including at least one of an amniotic fluid region and a fetus region based on one of a signal intensity distribution and a luminance distribution of the first B-mode data. A second generating unit generates second color Doppler mode data by deleting a specific data from the first color Doppler mode data. The specific color Doppler mode data corresponds to the specific region. A display unit displays a color Doppler mode image and a first B-mode image while superimposing the color Doppler mode image and the first B-mode image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Hamada, Yoshitaka Mine
  • Patent number: 9592019
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a detection unit, a generating unit, and an associating unit. The detection unit analyzes a first piece and a second piece of image data of a breast, and detects the positions of a chest wall and a nipple in each of the pieces of image data, wherein the first piece of image data is three-dimensional medical image data and the second piece of image data is medical image data of a different type from the first piece of image data. The generating unit generates a first sectional image and a second sectional image based on the first piece and second piece of image data, respectively. The associating unit associates the positional relation of the breast in the pieces of image data so that the positions of the chest wall and the nipple match between the pieces of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuko Sugiyama, Katsuhiko Fujimoto, Yoshitaka Mine, Masahiro Kumakura, Ryota Osumi, Hiroki Yoshiara, Mariko Shibata, Toshie Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20170007201
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to extract a cardiac valve from three-dimensional images of frames generated by controlling an ultrasonic probe to perform transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate, as a prolapse gap, a gap between valve leaflets of the cardiac valve in a three-dimensional image of a specific frame among the frames. The processing circuitry is configured to display the prolapse gap on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Kazutoshi SADAMITSU, Jiro HIGUCHI, Masatoshi NISHINO, Norihisa KIKUCHI, Atsushi SUMI, Naoyuki NAKAZAWA, Atsushi NAKAI, Cong YAO, Naoki YONEYAMA, Kazuo TEZUKA, Yoshitaka MINE, Masami TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9414807
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis system, a medical image display apparatus and displaying method that simultaneously acquires virtual endoscopy image data and multi-planar-reconstruction (MPR) image data of a diagnosing target region based on the volume data acquired from an object. Virtual endoscopy image data is generated by setting up a viewing point and a viewing direction on a volume data acquired from the object. A marker is provided on a target region of a lumen organ shown in the virtual endoscopy image data for setting up an observing direction. A reference line started from the volume data is set up along an observing direction. By comparing a voxel value of the volume data that is crossing to the reference line with a prescribed threshold value, a reference point where a surface of the diagnosing target region crosses the reference line is set up to the volume data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Hamada, Yoshitaka Mine, Itsuki Kuga, Eiichi Shiki
  • Publication number: 20160066888
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a candidate-position extracting circuitry and a position setting circuitry. The candidate-position extracting circuitry extracts a first position through comparison of a fundamental wave component between a plurality pieces of image data collected by performing ultrasonic scanning on a subject injected with a contrast agent. The candidate-position extracting circuitry also extracts a second position through comparison of a harmonic component between the pieces of image data. The position setting circuitry sets the first position or the second position as a position of a region of interest where predetermined analysis is performed in at least one image data of the pieces of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Cong YAO, Tetsuya Kawagishi, Yoshitaka Mine, Naoki Yoneyama, Hiroki Yoshiara