Patents by Inventor Yu Kondo

Yu Kondo 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: 10568495
    Abstract: Provided is a scanning endoscope system including: an illumination-light emitting portion that is inserted into a body of a patient and that emits illumination light emitted from a light-source portion toward an imaging subject in the body in a spot-like manner; a light scanner that scans the illumination light on the imaging subject; and a light detector that is disposed at a body surface of the patient, and that detects reflected light coming from the scanning position in the imaging subject, at which the illumination light is scanned by the light scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Yamada, Atsuyoshi Shimamoto, Mitsuru Namiki, Keiichiro Nakajima, Takamitsu Sakamoto, Mikihiko Terashima, Yoko Okabe, Yu Kondo
  • Patent number: 10244639
    Abstract: A stacked mounting structure and a method of manufacturing stacked mounting structure are provided. The stacked mounting structure includes a plurality of members provided with a mounting area which is necessary for installing and operating components to be mounted on at least one principal surface, and an area for connections for signal transfer for operating the components to be mounted, and an electroconductive member which is disposed on the area for connections between the mutually facing members, and a cross section of the electroconductive member is same as or smaller than the area for connections, and an end portion of the electroconductive member is extended from a principal surface of one member up to a principal surface of the other member, and a height of the electroconductive member regulates a distance of the mounting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikio Nakamura, Yu Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180116492
    Abstract: Provided is a scanning endoscope system including: an illumination-light emitting portion that is inserted into a body of a patient and that emits illumination light emitted from a light-source portion toward an imaging subject in the body in a spot-like manner; a light scanner that scans the illumination light on the imaging subject; and a light detector that is disposed at a body surface of the patient, and that detects reflected light coming from the scanning position in the imaging subject, at which the illumination light is scanned by the light scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi YAMADA, Atsuyoshi SHIMAMOTO, Mitsuru NAMIKI, Keiichiro NAKAJIMA, Takamitsu SAKAMOTO, Mikihiko TERASHIMA, Yoko OKABE, Yu KONDO
  • Publication number: 20160276085
    Abstract: A variable hardness actuator includes a flexible tubular member; plural particles of magnetic powder filling the tubular member; a coil wound around an outer circumference of the tubular member, surrounding the magnetic powder; a drive unit configured to supply electric current to the coil; and a directing unit used to give a direction to the drive unit to supply the electric current, wherein the coil generates a magnetic field using the electric current supplied from the drive unit in response to the direction from the directing unit, causing the plural particles of magnetic powder to magnetize spontaneously, magnetically couple together, and harden.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru MATSUKI, Yu KONDO
  • Patent number: 8930169
    Abstract: A capacitive ultrasonic transducer (c-MUT) comprising a silicon substrate and a transducer element which comprises transducer cells, each of which is constituted by a first electrode equipped on the top surface of the silicon substrate, a second electrode placed opposite to the first electrode with a predetermined gap therefrom and a membrane for supporting the second electrode, wherein a trench is equipped between the adjacent transducers and a conductive film is formed in the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Adachi, Katsuhiro Wakabayashi, Akiko Mizunuma, Atsushi Osawa, Tatsuo Kaimai, Shinji Yasunaga, Kiyoshi Nemoto, Miyuki Murakami, Kousei Tamiya, Yu Kondo
  • Patent number: 8089546
    Abstract: In a camera in which a lens unit can be replaced, a camera, which individually grasps lens characteristics corresponding to a picked-up subject image, is provided. The camera is characterized by including a camera main body, a lens unit having an image pickup optical system for focusing a subject image, an image pickup means for picking up the subject image and converting it into electric image information, an optical characteristics memory unit for storing optical characteristics inherent to the image pickup optical system, an image memory unit for storing the image information and the optical characteristics of the lens unit used when the image information is obtained by causing them to correspond to each other, and an image processing means for subjecting the image information to image processing based on the optical characteristics which are caused to correspond to the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Omaki, Yu Kondo, Toyokazu Mizoguchi, Hideki Nagata
  • Publication number: 20110213592
    Abstract: A capacitive ultrasonic transducer (c-MUT) comprising a silicon substrate and a transducer element which comprises transducer cells, each of which is constituted by a first electrode equipped on the top surface of the silicon substrate, a second electrode placed opposite to the first electrode with a predetermined gap therefrom and a membrane for supporting the second electrode, wherein a trench is equipped between the adjacent transducers and a conductive film is formed in the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Adachi, Katsuhiro Wakabayashi, Akiko Mizunuma, Atsushi Osawa, Tatsuo Kaimai, Shinji Yasunaga, Kiyoshi Nemoto, Miyuki Murakami, Kousei Tamiya, Yu Kondo
  • Publication number: 20100202126
    Abstract: There is provided a stacked mounting structure in which, it is possible to realize a narrowing of pitch and to secure a height which enables to mount components to be mounted, and a method of manufacturing stacked mounting structure. The stacked mounting structure includes a plurality of members provided with a mounting area which is necessary for installing and operating components to be mounted on at least one principal surface, and an area for connections for signal transfer for operating the components to be mounted, and an electroconductive member which is disposed on the area for connections between the mutually facing members, and a cross section of the electroconductive member is same as or smaller than the area for connections, and an end portion of the electroconductive member is extended from a principal surface of one member up to a principal surface of the other member, and a height of the electroconductive member regulates a distance of the mounting area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikio Nakamura, Yu Kondo
  • Publication number: 20080088728
    Abstract: In a camera in which a lens unit can be replaced, a camera, which individually grasps lens characteristics corresponding to a picked-up subject image, is provided. The camera is characterized by including a camera main body, a lens unit having an image pickup optical system for focusing a subject image, an image pickup means for picking up the subject image and converting it into electric image information, an optical characteristics memory unit for storing optical characteristics inherent to the image pickup optical system, an image memory unit for storing the image information and the optical characteristics of the lens unit used when the image information is obtained by causing them to correspond to each other, and an image processing means for subjecting the image information to image processing based on the optical characteristics which are caused to correspond to the image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Minoru Omaki, Yu Kondo, Toyokazu Mizoguchi, Hideki Nagata
  • Publication number: 20080079836
    Abstract: There is provided a camera, a lens unit, a camera body and a photographed image processing method that allow a good image to be readily obtained even by using the lens unit having new lens characteristics or that requires to use a new image processing algorism. The camera has the camera body, the lens unit having a photographing optical system for forming an image of an object, image pickup means for picking up the image of the object to convert it into electrical image information and image processing means for processing the image information corresponding to the lens characteristics of the lens unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Hideki Nagata, Minoru Omaki, Yu Kondo, Toyokazu Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20070299345
    Abstract: A capacitive ultrasonic transducer (c-MUT) comprising a silicon substrate and a transducer element which comprises transducer cells, each of which is constituted by a first electrode equipped on the top surface of the silicon substrate, a second electrode placed opposite to the first electrode with a predetermined gap therefrom and a membrane for supporting the second electrode, wherein a trench is equipped between the adjacent transducers and a conductive film is formed in the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Hideo Adachi, Katsuhiro Wakabayashi, Akiko Mizunuma, Atsushi Osawa, Tatsuo Kaimai, Shinji Yasunaga, Kiyoshi Nemoto, Miyuki Murakami, Kousei Tamiya, Yu Kondo