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Microscopy system, microscopy method, and computer readable recording medium

. . A microscopy system includes: an imaging unit configured to capture a subject image generated by an observation optical system of a microscope, and acquire an image; a shifting unit configured to shift positions of a focal plane and a field of view of the observation optical system; an imaging control unit configured to cause the imaging unit to acquire a multi-focused image by shifting the positions of the focal plane and the field of view in one exposure period of the imaging unit; a shift amount acquisition processing unit configured to acquire a shift amount, by which the position of the field of view is shifted; an all-focused image generating unit configured to respectively generate plural all-focused images based on plural multi-focused images and on blurring information; and a display unit configured to consecutively display the generated plural all-focused images.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Image pickup module, endoscope, and method for manufacturing image pickup module

An image pickup module includes an image pickup device including a light receiving section and an external electrode on a light receiving surface on which an image pickup optical system including an optical axis forms an object image, and a cover glass including a first main surface and a second main surface, the second main surface being made to adhere to the light receiving surface via resin, and covering the light receiving section and not covering the external electrode, in which in the cover glass, the second main surface is smaller than the first main surface, and the resin sticks out into a space formed by extending the first main surface in a direction toward the second main surface on the optical axis, to form a fillet between the image pickup device and the cover glass.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Display control system and display control method

A display control system includes an image data generation device that generates a plurality of pieces of image data, a storage device that stores the plurality of pieces of image data and a plurality of pieces of position data of holding units, and a display data generation device that generates display data on the basis of the plurality of pieces of image data and position data. The display data is data for aligning and displaying in a fixed direction a plurality of pieces of sample information that includes at least either a plurality of images or a plurality of analysis results, and data that is a result of laying out first sample information and first position information in such a manner that a display device displays the first sample information and the first position information representing a position of a first holding unit corresponding to the first sample information.. ... Olympus Corporation

Optical unit and endoscope

An optical unit includes a main unit holding an anterior frame holding a first lens and a rear frame holding a second lens; a movable portion holding a movable lens between the first and second lenses or the image sensor and being slidable against the main unit; a voice coil motor including a magnetic portion disposed in the movable portion and polarized in a direction intersecting an optical axis of the first lens, and a coil positioned on an outside in the radial direction of the main unit; and a biasing member biasing the movable portion to be closer to the main unit, using magnetic force caused by the magnetic portion. In the main unit, a first dimension in a first direction parallel to a magnetization direction of the magnetic portion exceeds a second dimension in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and the optical axis.. ... Olympus Corporation

Bend information computation apparatus

A bend information computation apparatus includes a light source, a first light guide, a detection target, a second light guide, a switching member, a driver, a detector, a generator, and a bend information arithmetic operator. The detector is configured to detect first and second spectrum change. ... Olympus Corporation

Assembly fabrication and modification of elasticity in materials

A fabricator resource receives an assembly including a first portion of material and a second portion of material. Initially, the first portion of material in the assembly may have a different modulus of elasticity than the second portion of material. ... Olympus Corporation

Optical device production apparatus and optical device production method

An optical device production apparatus includes: an manufacturing head that manufactures an optical device by successively building layers of optical material; and a controller that acquires a result of measurement of an optical performance of an optical system including the optical device manufactured. The controller controls the manufacturing head to terminate manufacturing the optical device on the condition that the result of measurement acquired by the controller meets a predetermined condition.. ... Olympus Corporation

Ureteral stent

Provided is a ureteral stent comprising certain amount of ethylene-vinyl acetate polymer and a certain amount of an additive selected from barium sulfate, bismuth subcarbonate, bismuth oxychloride, a polyolefin elastomer, a thermoplastics elastomer, and a mixture thereof. The provided stent may have multiple layers such as inner layer and outer layer with each layer having different elastic modulus. ... Olympus Corporation

User interface and lock features for positioning multiple components within a body

Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for positioning electrodes within a body. In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus for slidably moving multiple features relative to a sheath insertable into a body and positionable relative to a reference point includes a primary actuator configured to move a primary electrode to a first position. ... Olympus Corporation

Energy treatment instrument

An energy treatment instrument includes: an end effector provided at a distal end of a support portion; a handle main body supporting the support portion; a movable handle attached to be movable with respect to the handle main body for operating the end effector; and a switch provided on a side surface of the handle main body, and capable of changing an on/off status of an energy output from the end effector when operated in a direction substantially along a longitudinal axis of the support portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Integrated suction and cooling of angled burr

Disclosed herein is a surgical device. The surgical device includes a cutting burr, a flexible/deflectable shaft, an elongated fluted shaft, a sheath, and an outer tube. ... Olympus Corporation

Ultrasound transducer unit, ultrasound probe, and method of producing ultrasound transducer unit

An ultrasound transducer unit includes: a transducer section including an ultrasound transducer including a plurality of piezoelectric elements arranged in an array; and a housing configured to house the transducer section such that the transducer section is rotatable along an arrangement direction of the plurality of piezoelectric elements.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Ultrasound diagnosis system, method of operating ultrasound diagnosis system, and computer-readable recording medium

An ultrasound diagnosis system includes: a display configured to display at least part of an ultrasound image generated based on an ultrasound signal received from an ultrasound transducer that transmits an ultrasound to an observation target and receives an ultrasound reflected from the observation target; an input device configured to receive an input of a position on the display to output a position signal; and a controller. The controller is configured to: detect the position from the position signal; determine whether the detected position is within a first area including an area that is part of the ultrasound image displayed on the display and that corresponds to the ultrasound transducer; and when it is determined that the detected position is within the first area, scroll an area of the ultrasound image displayed on the display in accordance with a movement of the detected position.. ... Olympus Corporation

Ultrasound observation device, method of operating ultrasound observation device, and computer-readable recording medium

An ultrasound observation device is configured to acquire an ultrasound signal obtained by converting ultrasound received by an ultrasound transducer to an electric signal, the ultrasound transducer transmitting the ultrasound to an observation target and receiving ultrasound reflected from the observation target. The ultrasound observation device includes: a processor configured to perform predetermined computation on the ultrasonic signal. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270412

Imaging device, external device, imaging system, imaging method, operating method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging device includes: a capture control unit configured to control the imaging device to execute movie capture while performing capture parameter alternation control based on capture parameter control information received from an external device, the capture parameter control information instructing alternation of a capture parameter, the alternation being changed in time series.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267389

Imaging device, temperature estimation method of imaging device, and non-transitory storage medium storing temperature estimation program of imaging device

An imaging device includes a plurality of operation modes. The imaging device includes a temperature sensor and an environmental temperature estimation unit. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267291

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an electric lens capable of changing a focal length by applying a voltage; an imaging unit configured to capture a subject image formed by the electric lens to generate image signals; a focus controller configured to perform control to periodically repeat sequential switching of the focal length of the electric lens between two or more values; and a video signal generator configured to generate a video signal to be provided to a display device from the image signals generated by the imaging unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267285

Observation device

An observation device includes an illuminating optical system that emits illuminating light obliquely upward from below a sample; and an objective optical system that images transmitted light, which is the illuminating light emitted from the illuminating optical system, reflected above the sample, and passed through the sample, the objective optical system imaging the transmitted light below the sample and via a different path from that of the illuminating optical system. The illuminating optical system includes a light source, a mask that restricts light, which is emitted from the light source, to a particular emission region, and a collimating optical system that converts the light restricted by the mask into substantially parallel light, and the illuminating optical system is arranged so that when the region is projected onto a pupil plane of the objective optical system, a projected image of the region partially overlaps a peripheral portion of the pupil.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180267279

Variable magnification optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same

A variable magnification optical system includes a plurality of lens element, and includes in order from an object side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and at least one lens unit. An aperture stop is either positioned between the second lens unit and the third lens unit, or positioned in the third lens unit. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180266813

Curvature sensor

A curvature sensor includes a light source, a flexible light guide including cores, and fbg sensors that are provided in the cores and constitute fbg sensor groups at predetermined positions at predetermined positions along longitudinal axes of the cores. The curvature sensor includes a detector that detects an optical spectrum of light from the fbg sensors, and a processor that obtains a bend of the light guide. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180266812

Curvature sensor

A curvature sensor includes a light source, a flexible light guide including cores, fbg sensors that are provided in the cores and constitute fbg sensor groups at predetermined positions along longitudinal axes of the cores. The curvature sensor includes a detector that detects an optical spectrum of light from the fbg sensors, and a processor that determines a bend position and a bend amount of the light guide. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180266402

Variable-stiffness actuator

A variable-stiffness actuator includes a shape-memory member that increases in stiffness on heating, a heating member arranged to surround the shape-memory member along a longitudinal axis of the shape-memory member, and a heat transmitting medium arranged to surround the heating member along a longitudinal axis of the heating member. The heating member generates heat in response to supply of a current, so as to heat the shape-memory member. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263715

Centralized control apparatus

A centralized control apparatus is a centralized control apparatus configured to operate in a centralized manner, one or more operated devices used in a medical action, and includes a specification section configured to specify at least one of an operator and a procedure, an end operation section configured to receive an end operation to end the centralized operation of the operated device when the medical action ends, a recording section configured to record information on an operated device for which an end operation is necessary in association with at least one of the operator and the procedure, and a control section configured to, when the end operation section receives the end operation, acquire and execute setting items of an end process on the operated device linked by the recording section based on the specification result of the specification section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263705

User interface and lock features for positioning multiple components within a body

Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for positioning electrodes within a body. In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus for slidably moving multiple features relative to a sheath inserted into a body and positioned relative to a reference point includes a primary actuator configured to move a primary electrode, a secondary actuator configured to move a secondary electrode, and a control mechanism. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263686

User interface and lock features for positioning multiple components within a body

Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for positioning electrodes within a body. In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus for slidably moving multiple features relative to a sheath inserted into a body and positioned relative to a reference point includes a primary actuator configured to move a primary electrode, a secondary actuator configured to move a secondary electrode, and a control mechanism. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263682

User interface and lock features for positioning multiple components within a body

Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for positioning electrodes within a body. In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus for slidably moving multiple features relative to a sheath inserted into a body and positioned relative to a reference point includes a primary actuator configured to move a primary electrode, a secondary actuator configured to move a secondary electrode, and a control mechanism. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263681

User interface and lock features for positioning multiple components within a body

Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for positioning electrodes within a body. In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus for slidably moving multiple features relative to a sheath inserted into a body and positioned relative to a reference point includes a primary actuator configured to move a primary electrode, a secondary actuator configured to move a secondary electrode, and a control mechanism. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263650

Connection structure and connection method

A connection structure includes: a first wire; a second wire having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the first wire; a connection member configured to connect the first wire and the second wire, wherein a distal end portion of the first wire is inserted from an opening portion at one end of the connection member to be crimped, and a proximal end portion of the second wire is inserted from an opening portion at another end of the connection member to be crimped, the opening portion at the other end having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the opening portion at the one end.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263644

Instrument with a controlled jaw movement

An instrument includes a hand piece, a pair of jaws, and an actuator. The jaws extend from the hand piece. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263643

Feedback dependent lithotripsy energy delivery

A lithotripter is provided that includes a lithotripsy apparatus for treatment of a urinary tract stone by fragmentation. The lithotripsy apparatus includes a lithotripsy wave guide shaft configured to transmit an energy form to at least one urinary tract stone. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263479

Endoscope system and image acquisition method

The resolution of narrow band imaging is improved, while color reproducibility is improved when performing white-light observation. Provided is an endoscope system including an image pickup device having three types of color filters, said types being blue, green, and magenta, and also including an image processor that generates an image by processing a signal acquired by the image pickup device. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263474

Imaging device, endoscope apparatus, and imaging method

An imaging device includes an image sensor, an optical system forming an image of an object on the image sensor, and a processor. The optical system switches between a first state of capturing an image of the object with a single pupil and a second state of capturing an image of the object with two pupils. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263473

User interface and lock features for positioning multiple components within a body

Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for positioning electrodes within a body. In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus for slidably moving multiple features relative to a sheath inserted into a body and positioned relative to a reference point includes a primary actuator configured to move a primary electrode, a secondary actuator configured to move a secondary electrode, and a control mechanism. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263471

Endoscope camera head

An endoscope camera head includes: a main body unit having an irregular tubular shape made of a metal or an alloy and including a hollow portion that is airtightly concealed; an imaging unit accommodated in the hollow portion of the main body unit and configured to generate an image signal based on light from an object; and an operating unit configured to output an operation signal for operating the imaging unit. The operating unit includes an input unit located at a position extending over a first face and a second face adjacent each other, of a surface of the main body unit, and configured to receive an input of the operation signal from an outside, and a fixing unit configured to fix the input unit to the main body unit.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263470

Endoscope and endoscopic system

An endoscope includes: an insertion unit; an imaging unit to image a subject under examination and output an electrical image signal; a light modulation device to output an optical image signal based on the electrical image signal output from the imaging unit; a first light cable inserted in the insertion unit to transmit light emitted by a communication light source to the light modulation device; and a second light cable inserted in the insertion unit to transmit the optical image signal output from the light modulation device outside the insertion unit. The communication light source is different from an illumination light source emitting an illumination light for illuminating the subject under examination. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263469

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an endoscope including an insertion section formed in an elongated shape, a flexible tube portion provided at a proximal end side of the insertion section, and a rigidity changing mechanism portion provided inside the flexible tube portion, and configured to change rigidity of the flexible tube portion by an operation performed on a hand side, and a flexible overtube formed in a cylindrical shape extending in an axial direction, into which the insertion section is inserted, where a rigidity change region of the flexible tube portion by the rigidity changing mechanism portion is set to be from an intermediate portion to a proximal end portion of the flexible tube portion, and a total length of the overtube in the axial direction is set to be shorter than a total length of the rigidity change region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263468

Variable-stiffness actuator

A variable-stiffness actuator includes a shape-memory member that has an end and another end and increases in stiffness on heating, and a heating member that is arranged along a longitudinal axis of the shape-memory member so as to surround an outside of the shape-memory member and receives a current to heat the shape-memory member. The variable-stiffness actuator also includes a conductive member arranged around an outer periphery of the heating member, so as to physically protect the heating member. ... Olympus Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180263467

Flexible tube insertion apparatus

A flexible tube insertion apparatus includes an insertion section, one or more stiffness variable portion, and a detection unit. The flexible tube insertion apparatus includes a bending information calculator, a main determiner, and a controller that performs control to increase a stiffness of the stiffness variable portion provided in a segment located in a bent part, when the main determiner determines that the bent part is present and the segment provided in the stiffness variable portion is located in the bent part.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255258

Inspection device, image processing device, correction value calculating method, image processing method and computer readable recording medium

An inspection device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire dark-time image data generated in a state where the imaging element is shielded from light; a first generation unit configured to generate average added image data by adding up the dark-time image data and dividing the added-up result by number of frames; a second generation unit configured to generate difference image data in which the average added image data is subtracted from the image data; a first calculation unit configured to calculate, as a lateral streak noise index, a statistical value of the difference image data; a second calculation unit configured to calculate the lateral streak noise indices; a third calculation unit configured to calculate, as the correction value, the correlation degree having a minimum value among the lateral streak noise indices; and a recording control unit configured to record the correction value in a recording unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255251

Image pickup apparatus and image processing method

An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device including a plurality of pixels arrayed at a predetermined pixel pitch, a shift mechanism configured to perform a pixel shift in a movement amount which is a non-integral multiple of the pixel pitch, a microcomputer configured to cause the image pickup device to pick up an image at pixel shifting positions to respectively acquire a plurality of pieces of image data, a synthesis processing section configured to synthesize the acquired plurality of pieces of image data to generate composite image data with a high resolution, and an image processing section configured to determine an edge enhancement parameter based on a characteristic relating to a pixel opening of the composite image data and perform edge enhancement processing for the composite image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255232

Imaging apparatus, image processing device, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to continuously capture images to sequentially generate image data; a combining unit configured to combine a plurality of sets of the image data generated by the imaging unit to generate composite image data; a display unit configured to display a composite image corresponding to the composite image data generated by the combining unit; an operating unit configured to receive an operation for the image data to be left in the composite image selected from among a plurality of sets of the image data combined into the composite image displayed by the display unit; and a control unit configured to cause the combining unit to combine at least two sets of the image data selected in accordance with the operation of the operating unit to generate a new set of the composite image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180255226

Information acquisition apparatus, information terminal apparatus, information processing system, information processing method and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium on which information processing program is recorded

An information terminal apparatus includes: a reception section configured to receive images that are a plurality of images which are sequentially sent from an external device using a first communication system and to which information identifying each image is attached; and a transmission section configured to transmit specific information for specifying a specific image among the images which are sequentially sent, to the external device using a second communication system which is different from the first communication system. A movie composed of scenes and images acquired at timings that are desired by users who operate respective information terminal apparatuses is easily obtained.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180252910

Optical fiber scanner, illumination device, and observation device

An optical fiber scanner including: an elongated optical fiber that guides light; a vibration transferring member that has a through-hole through which the optical fiber is made to pass; piezoelectric elements bonded to the outer surfaces of the vibration transferring member and that perform stretching vibrations in the longitudinal direction of the optical fiber when alternating voltages at a predetermined frequency are applied thereto, thus causing the optical fiber to generate bending vibrations in directions intersecting the longitudinal direction; and a fixing part that fixes the vibration transferring member. The vibration transferring member is provided with: holding surfaces formed of flat surfaces to which the piezoelectric elements are bonded; and contact surfaces formed of flat surfaces parallel to the holding surfaces, that are provided at least partially on the inner surfaces of the through-hole, and with which the outer surface of the optical fiber is brought into contact.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180252648

Observation device

In the present invention, cells cultured inside the wells of a microplate are observed easily and clearly regardless of the height or curvature state of the liquid surface of the culturing liquid. Provided is an observation device that includes an illumination optical system that irradiates a transparent sample with illumination light from a light source, an objective lens that collects observation light from the sample, a detection optical system that detects the observation light collected by the objective lens, and a retroreflective member that is arranged opposite the objective lens with the sample interposed therebetween and in which a plurality of very small reflective elements are arrayed. ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180250092

Medical observation apparatus and control method

There is provided a medical observation apparatus including: a control section configured to control, on a basis of a predetermined operation related to a movement of an imaging field of view, the movement of the imaging field of view in an imaging device supported by an arm including a plurality of links joined to each other by joint sections. The control section controls the movement of the imaging field of view by performing a cropping range control that crops an imaging range of the imaging device on the basis of the predetermined operation.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180250061

Thermal energy treatment apparatus and method of operating thermal energy treatment apparatus

A thermal energy treatment apparatus includes: an insulating substrate having a longitudinal axis; a heating element provided on the insulating substrate, the heating element including a heater configured to generate heat by energization, a resistance value of the heater having per unit length in a direction of the longitudinal axis being a first resistance value, and a connector configured to be conducted to the heater, a resistance value of the connector per unit length in the direction of the longitudinal axis being a second resistance value smaller than the first resistance value; and a controller configured to determine a state of the connector based on an index value of a temperature of the connector, and restrict an output value of energization of the heater based on the determined state of the connecting unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180249900

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a detecting section to which an observation image of a subject is sequentially inputted, the detecting section being configured to detect a characteristic region in the observation image based on a predetermined feature value concerning the observation image, and an emphasis processing section configured to apply, when the characteristic region is continuously detected in the detecting section, emphasis processing of a position corresponding to the characteristic region to the observation image of the subject inputted after elapse of a first predetermined time period from a time when the characteristic region is detected.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180249899

Treatment instrument insertion tool

A treatment instrument insertion tool includes a main body section, an attachment portion configured to attach the main body section to an insertion section, a guide section that is connectable to a treatment instrument insertion port of an endoscope, and that is configured to guide a treatment instrument extending from the main body section into the insertion section through the treatment instrument insertion port, and an operation member that is provided on the main body section, that can fix the treatment instrument that is inserted in the main body section, by being at least partially elastically deformed, and that is configured to perform an operation of moving the treatment instrument forward or backward along a direction of an axis of the treatment instrument and an operation of rotating the treatment instrument around the axis in a fixed state in which the treatment instrument is fixed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180249896

Cable connection structure, imaging module, and endoscope

A cable connection structure includes: a substrate including a first core wire connection electrode, a second core wire connection electrode, and a shield connection electrode; a single-wire cable including a first core wire, and an insulant; at least two coaxial cables each including a second core wire, an inner insulant, a shield, and an outer insulant, wherein the second core wire, the inner insulant, and the shield are exposed in a step-by-step manner at a distal end portion, and the second core wire and the shield are respectively connected to the second core wire connection electrode and the shield connection electrode; and a conductive member connecting exposed portions of the shields. The conductive member is disposed directly on an upper surface of the insulant, and connects the shields on the shield connection electrode and/or a position closer to a proximal end side than the shield connection electrode.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180249892

Endoscope system

An endoscope system sets a hardness variation of a thick flexible tube portion and a hardness variation of a thin flexible tube portion such that their respective ratios against base hardness are constant, and as each flexible tube portion becomes thicker, the hardness variation increases and an endoscope with a relatively thin flexible tube portion has a smaller hardness variation. This makes it possible to avoid situations like an endoscope with a thick flexible tube portion lacking hardness or an endoscope with a thin flexible tube portion becoming too hard, and makes it possible to perform optimum insertion operation in accordance with the thickness of a flexible tube.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180242013

Motion determining apparatus, body-insertable apparatus, method of determining motion, and computer readable recording medium

A motion determining apparatus includes a processor comprising hardware. The processor is configured to: acquire first and second compressed data formed by compressing each of first and second images sequentially captured inside a subject by a body-insertable apparatus provided with an image sensor and an illumination device that performs irradiation with illumination light, and a parameter with regard to the illumination device at a time of capturing the first and second images with the image sensor; calculate a difference between a data amount of the first compressed data and a data amount of the second compressed data; compare the difference with a first threshold value; compare the parameter with at least one reference value; and determine whether a motion of the body-insertable apparatus is larger than a predetermined value based on comparison results of comparing the difference and comparing the parameter with at least one reference value.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180238906

Method for evaluating the possibility of suffering from pancreatic disease

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for evaluating the possibility of suffering from pancreatic disease on the basis of the concentration of a pancreatic disease marker in a duodenal juice sample. The method for evaluating the possibility of suffering from pancreatic disease of the present invention has a step for (a) measuring the concentration of the pancreatic disease marker in a duodenal juice sample taken from a subject and a step for (b) evaluating the possibility of the subject suffering from pancreatic disease on the basis of the concentration of the pancreatic disease marker measured in step (a) and the age of the subject.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180238793

Light-attenuation-ratio measurement method and light-intensity measurement system

A light-attenuation-ratio measurement method according to the present disclosure includes: a first step of placing a first light attenuator and a second light attenuator between a light source and a light-receiving portion and measuring a first intensity of transmitted light that has passed through the light attenuators, the first intensity being within a light-receiving sensitivity of the light-receiving portion; a second step of placing the second light attenuator and a target light attenuator between the light source and the light-receiving portion and measuring a second intensity of transmitted light that has passed through the light attenuators, the second intensity being within the light-receiving sensitivity of the light-receiving portion; and a third step of calculating a light attenuation ratio of the target light attenuator by multiplying or dividing an intensity ratio between the first intensity and the second intensity by a light attenuation ratio of the first light attenuator.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235721

Medical observation apparatus and medical observation system

A medical observation apparatus includes: a microscope; a support that movably supports the microscope, and includes plural arm portions and plural joint portions each of which connects two of the arm portions and rotatably holds one of the arm portions around a predetermined shaft portion with respect to the other of the arm portions; and one or plural cables inserted into an interior of the support. The shaft portion has a cylindrical shape into which the one or the plural cables can be inserted. ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235716

Insertion unit support system

The insertion unit support system is provided for a tubular insertion system, and generates lumen information including the shape and location of a lumen based on the pre-acquired information about the lumen of a subject as an observation target that includes image information of two- or higher dimensional images, i.e., three-dimensional images or three-dimensional tomograms, so that the lumen information is used as support information for inserting the insertion unit of an endoscope. The lumens of the subjects targeted for the support of the insertion unit support system may vary in shape and location, and are deformed according to the shape of an inserted insertion unit. ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235688

High-frequency tool for medical resectoscopes

High-frequency tools are used in medicine for manipulating body tissue, using an hf resectoscope. For electrical insulation of an electrode from an electrode support, the ends of the electrode are initially guided through ceramic tubes. ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235589

Force transmission mechanism for medical device and medical device

A medical-device force transmission mechanism transmitting a force input at the proximal end of an elongated insertion portion inserted into a body and acting along the longitudinal direction of the insertion portion, to a rotation unit supported at the distal end of the insertion portion in a rotatable manner about the longitudinal axis of the insertion portion, the medical-device force transmission mechanism including: a first force transmitting part passing through the insertion portion and transmitting the force to the distal end of the insertion portion; a force converting part disposed at the distal end of the insertion portion and converting the force transmitted by the first force transmitting part into a rotational force; and a second force transmitting part transmitting the rotational force converted by the force converting part to the rotation unit at a different rotational speed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235570

Photoacoustic wave detection device and endoscope system including the same

A photoacoustic wave detection device includes a light projection optical system and a photoacoustic wave detection system. The light projection optical system includes: a light source that emits excitation light; an excitation light incident surface that guides the excitation light emitted from the light source to the inside by transmission; an internal reflection surface that reflects the excitation light that has entered through the excitation light incident surface by internal reflection; and a prism having positive refractive power and an excitation light emitting surface for emitting the excitation light reflected by the internal reflection surface to the outside by transmission. ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235452

Light adjustment apparatus and optical equipment mounting light adjustment apparatus thereon

The light adjustment apparatus of the present embodiment comprises a light adjustment part, a rotation axis body that supports a rotation arm that places and removes the light adjustment part in and out of a light path by swinging, and has a magnet installed therein, an electromagnetic drive source that forms a magnetic circuit including the rotation axis body on the circuit, and works an electromagnetic force on the magnet to rotate a rotational axis of the rotation axis body, and a float prevention part that magnetically restricts the rotation axis body, and prevents the rotation axis body from floating towards an axial direction of the rotational axis when the rotation axis body is rotated.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235451

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: a first endoscope that includes a first observation optical system; a second endoscope that includes a second observation optical system different from the first observation optical system, an exit pupil diameter of the second endoscope being larger than an exit pupil diameter of the first endoscope; an imaging device that is connected to one of the first and the second endoscopes, and includes an aperture diaphragm configured to pass light output from the connected one of the first and the second endoscopes, and an imaging unit configured to receive the light passed through the aperture diaphragm and convert the received light into an electric signal; and an image processing device configured to generate an image by using the electric signal generated by the imaging device. A minimum aperture diameter of the aperture diaphragm is larger than the exit pupil diameter of the first endoscope.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235450

Imaging device and endoscope system

An imaging device includes: an optical device; a movable frame configured to support and move the optical device in a predetermined direction; a supporting frame configured to support the movable frame; a voice coil motor configured to move the movable frame relative to the supporting frame in the predetermined direction; a position detecting unit configured to detect a position of the movable frame relative to the supporting frame and generate a position signal; a signal processing unit configured to generate a drive signal and determine whether the position signal is normal; an imaging device; an image processing unit; a first drive controller configured to drive the movable frame; a second drive controller configured to drive the movable frame; and a selector configured to select a drive controller that controls driving of the movable frame from the first drive controller and the second drive controller.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235442

Medical wire and medical equipment

Provided is a medical wire including: a main wire-strand portion that is formed of a plurality of main wire strands and that extends over the entire length of the medical wire; and at least one sub wire-strand portion that is disposed at an outer circumference of the main wire-strand portion, that is secured to the main wire-strand portion, and that is formed of a sub wire strand, wherein the diameter of the sub wire strand is at least twice the diameter of the main wire strand, and a first region having a relatively small lateral cross-sectional area and a second region having a lateral cross-sectional area that is greater than that of the first region are included.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235440

Insertion device

An endoscope includes a flexible tube section including coiled tubes, a motor disposed on a proximal side of the flexible tube section, a driving force transmission unit disposed on a distal side of the flexible tube section, and a drive shaft provided inside the flexible tube section along a long axis, the drive shaft being caused to perform rotation around the long axis by a driving force of the motor and to transmit the rotation of the motor to the driving force transmission unit, where torsional resistance of the flexible tube section around the long axis is set higher than torsional resistance between a relay gear of the motor and a drive gear of the driving force transmission unit through the drive shaft.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235436

Optical system and endoscope system

An optical system includes: a first optical element; a first movable frame; a holding frame; a voice coil motor; a first position detection unit configured to detect information related to a position of the first movable frame with respect to the holding frame and generate a first position signal; a determination unit configured to determine whether the first position signal is normal; and a drive control unit configured to perform, when the determination unit determines that the first position signal is normal, first drive control for driving the first movable frame by controlling, based on the first position signal, a current allowed to flow in the coil or configured to perform, when the determination unit determines that the first position signal is not normal, second drive control for driving the first movable frame by flowing a current with a predetermined value in the coil.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180235089

Wiring board and manufacturing method of wiring board

. . . . . . . . . . For a wiring board, silicon including a first main surface and a second main surface is a base, a first conductor on the first main surface and a second conductor on the second main surface are connected by a through electrode formed of an electroplating layer disposed on an inner surface of a through hole, a bottom surface of which is the second conductor, and a hilling which is a continuous projecting portion is provided on the inner surface of the through hole from the first main surface to the second main surface in parallel with a depth direction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234650

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable recording medium

An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to obtain image data generated by an image sensor forming an array pattern using color filters having mutually different spectral transmittances and to obtain a correction coefficient for correcting a difference between pixel values corresponding to a difference between a spectral sensitivity and a preset reference spectral sensitivity in a wavelength range in a pixel-of-interest; a correction amount calculation unit configured to calculate an estimation value of a color component in the pixel-of-interest using a pixel value of each of pixels in surrounding pixels of a same color and the correction coefficient and configured to calculate a correction amount of the pixel value of the pixel-of-interest based on the estimation value and the correction coefficient of the pixel-of-interest; and a pixel value correction unit configured to correct the pixel value of the pixel-of-interest based on the calculated correction amount.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180234646

Endoscope apparatus, method of operating endoscope apparatus, and recording medium

An endoscope apparatus includes an imaging element, a video signal generating circuit, an illuminator, a light quantity detector, and one or more controllers. An imaging area in which a plurality of pixels are disposed includes a scanning area. ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180232911

Image processing apparatus and endoscopic system

An image processing apparatus includes: a first gain calculation circuit configured to extract only color component of infrared light and multiply it by a gain of a predetermined multiplication factor; a first color adjustment circuit configured to perform output by allocating the color component of the infrared light into green component and blue component; a second gain calculation circuit configured to set gains of the green component and blue component to equivalent multiplication and multiply the color component of the infrared light by a gain of a multiplication factor smaller than the predetermined multiplication factor; a second color adjustment circuit configured to convert the color component of the infrared light into the green component and convert the green component into a red component; and a switching unit configured to perform a switching process of inputting a captured image to one of the first and the second gain calculation circuits.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231756

Microscope device, microscope system, and illumination device

A microscope device includes: an illumination optical system that has an illumination optical axis; and an observation optical system that has an observation optical axis. The illumination optical system includes a first scanning device that moves a condensing position in which the illumination light is condensed in a direction that is substantially parallel to the illumination optical axis. ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231508

Ultrasonic inspection configuration with beam overlap verification

Disclosed is a beam overlap verification system and method for phased array ultrasonic inspection. A scan plan for the ultrasonic inspection defines a suitable probe, wedge and calibration block having machined defects for the geometry to be inspected, and makes a beam definition which defines a set of ultrasonic beams emitted by the phased array. ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180229525

Printing method, resin molded product, and medical device

This printing method to print a label on a surface of a resin base includes a dissolving process of dissolving a surface of the resin base using an organic solvent; a printing process of printing a label layer using an uv-curable ink to form the label on the surface of the resin base that is dissolved, and an ink-curing process of irradiating the printed label layer by an ultraviolet light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180228551

Blade positioning device

A medical instrument is disclosed. The medical instrument comprises a moveable tip, a mechanism for moving the tip, a surgical element on the tip; and a first sensing device. ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180228357

Endoscope system and endoscope

An endoscope system includes: an endoscope having an insertion section adapted to be inserted into a subject; an optical member positioned at a distal end portion; a heating section configured to heat the optical member; a first temperature detector configured to detect first temperature information of the distal end portion; a second temperature detector connected in parallel with the heating section and configured to detect second temperature information of the distal end portion; a control unit configured to control the heating section based on the first temperature information; and an abnormality determination unit configured to determine presence or absence of abnormality in the first temperature detector and the second temperature detector based on the first temperature information and the second temperature information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180228355

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes an illuminator including: an emphasis light source that emits emphasis narrow band light whose peak or central wavelength is included in an emphasis wavelength range that includes a maximum wavelength taking a maximum value of an optical absorption spectrum of a diagnosis target substance or a largest wavelength taking a largest value of the spectrum in any of three color ranges; and a non-emphasis light source that emits non-emphasis narrow band light whose peak or central wavelength is included in a non-emphasis wavelength range that is a wavelength range not including the emphasis wavelength range of the color ranges. The illuminator further includes a light quantity ratio changing section that changes a light quantity ratio between the emphasis and non-emphasis narrow band light.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180228354

Light source device for endoscope and endoscope system

A light source device for endoscope includes a rotational body configured to rotate with a rotational axis as a center; a fluorescent body arranged in a predetermined area of the rotational body and configured to generate fluorescence by excitation light being radiated; an illuminating portion capable of selectively radiating excitation light of a first quantity and excitation light of a second quantity which is larger than the first quantity to a fluorescent body; and a control portion configured to switch between a first state of radiating the excitation light of the first quantity to the fluorescent body arranged in a first area and a second state of radiating the excitation light of the second quantity to the fluorescent body arranged in a second area.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180228353

Endoscope illumination device

An endoscope illumination device includes a light source that outputs primary light, a light guide that includes a first end face from which the primary light is radiated, and guides the primary light, and a light converter that is disposed to face the first end face, includes a second end face which the primary light enters, converts part of the primary light into secondary light. The illumination device also includes a holder that holds the light guide and the light converter so that an incident angle of the secondary light that is radiated from a point of intersection of the second end face and an optical axis of the light guide on the first end face and enters the first end face is equal to or larger than an acceptance angle (na) of the light guide.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180228352

Control device for imaging system, imaging system, and method for controlling imaging system

A control device for an imaging system includes a video signal acquisition unit, a photometric unit, and a luminance control unit. The video signal acquisition unit is configured to acquire a video signal obtained by taking an image of fluorescence radiated from a subject under excitation by an excitation light that is emitted onto the subject. ... Olympus Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180228348

Endoscope cover, endoscope, cover unit, and endoscope unit

An endoscope cover attached in a lock state to a protruding lock portion of a distal framing portion of an insertion section of an endoscope, includes: a cover main body including an annular portion and which is attached to the distal framing portion along a longitudinal axis; a depressed lock portion provided on the cover main body and locked to the protruding lock portion of the distal framing portion; and a groove provided on a part including the proximal end of the annular portion and in which the protruding lock portion is configured to be located when the cover main body is turned with respect to the distal framing portion in the peripheral direction of the longitudinal axis and the protruding lock portion is unlocked from the depressed lock portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227530

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

. . . . . . . . . . A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels and a pixel control circuit. The pixel control circuit is configured to control the signal transfer circuit so that an imaging operation is performed simultaneously in the plurality of pixel group units and a plurality of imaging operations are performed in each of the plurality of pixel group units. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227476

Endoscope apparatus, method of operating endoscope apparatus, and recording medium

An endoscope apparatus includes an imaging element, a video signal generating circuit, an illuminator, and one or more controllers. An imaging area in which a plurality of pixels are disposed includes a scanning area. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180227469

Photographing device, moving body for photographing, and photographing control apparatus for moving body

A photographing device attachable to a moving body includes: a first control section configured to predict and obtain a change in physical quantity based on an alteration in a photographing state; and a communication control section configured to transmit information related to the change in the physical quantity. The photographing device improves stability in the moving body and stability of photographing. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180226441

Solid state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a first semiconductor substrate including a pixel array unit, a second semiconductor substrate stacked on a surface of a side opposite to a side on which light is incident in the first semiconductor substrate and on which a pixel control circuit and a reading circuit are arranged, and a plurality of connection electrodes configured to electrically connect pixel control signal lines between the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate, wherein the connection electrodes electrically connect pixel control signal lines within a pixel immediate region which overlaps a region where the pixel array unit is arranged in the first semiconductor substrate, and the pixel control circuit is arranged along an edge of the pixels in either one of a row direction and a column direction arranged in the pixel array unit in the pixel immediate region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225839

Information acquisition apparatus

An information acquisition apparatus that acquires a photographed image of a member includes a processor. The processor includes: a target portion determination section that determines a portion that corresponds to a specified member as a target portion in the photographed image; and a measurement section that measures the target portion in the photographed image so as to acquire a shape of the specified member. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180225810

Image processing device, imaging apparatus, image processing method, image processing program, and recording medium

An image processing device includes: a high-resolution combining unit that generates a high-resolution combined image by combining a standard image with at least one reference image other than the standard image in a high-resolution image space having higher resolution than the standard image or the at least one reference image, the standard image and the at least one reference image being acquired by photographing a subject in a time-series manner by using an imaging element having a plurality of types of color filters arranged for each pixel; a moving-object detecting unit that determines at least one correlation amount by calculating a magnitude relationship between a plurality of correlation values within an arbitrary region of the high-resolution combined image generated by the high-resolution combining unit; and an image correcting unit that corrects the high-resolution combined image based on the correlation amount determined by the moving-object detecting unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224648

Microscope device

A microscope device 100 includes: a sample container holder 7 that is capable of housing a plurality of sample containers 9 and that is supported so as to be attachable, each of the sample containers 9 housing a sample s and a first immersion medium and including a transparent section that transmits light; an illumination optical system 1 that emits illumination light to the sample s via the transparent section; a detection optical system 2 that detects light from the sample s via the transparent section; and a movement mechanism 16 that relatively moves the sample container holder 7, the detection optical system 2, and the illumination optical system 1 in a gravity direction. The sample container holder 7 houses the plurality of sample containers s in the gravity direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224645

Illumination device and microscope device

An illumination device includes: an objective; a first scanning device that moves a focusing position of light in an optical-axis direction of the objective; and a relay optical system that is configured to correct an aberration that is generated in the objective by the first scanning device moving the focusing position, the relay optical system being arranged on an optical path between the first scanning device and the objective.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224269

Shape calculating apparatus

A shape calculating apparatus includes a light source and a light guide provided with detection targets to decrease quantity of light guided by the light guide according to a bend shape of the light guide. The apparatus also includes a light detector to detect light quantity information in wavelengths included in light absorption spectra of the detection targets, a calculation unit that makes a calculation relating to a shape of each detection target based on the light quantity information, and a control unit that changes a dynamic range of at least one of an intensity of light input to the light guide and a detection signal output by the light detector for each wavelength range so that a magnitude of the detection signal is within a range between a lower limit threshold and an upper limit threshold of the light detector.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224037

Connection structure, flexible tube and connection method

A connection structure includes: a first pipe member including a first fixing unit, a housing section, and an area closer to the second end side than the first fixing unit, the area being covered with an outer layer of the housing section; and a second pipe member including a two-stage structure including a first part, and a second part, a second fixing unit capable of being fixed to the first fixing unit, the second fixing unit being provided on an inner peripheral surface of the first part, and a positioning unit. The first pipe member is inserted into the second pipe member to determine positions with respect to each other by the positioning unit, the first and second fixing units are fixed to each other, and the outer layer is pressed and fixed to the first pipe member by the second part.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180222784

Method of controlling optical element manufacturing apparatus, mehtod of manufacturing optical element, and optical element manufacturing apparatus

A method of controlling an optical element manufacturing apparatus includes: heating a cavity formed of a pair of upper and lower dies to a first temperature where an optical element material softens and becomes formable by the pair of dies; heating the cavity to a second temperature where the optical element material is deformed due to a weight of the optical element material in a state of not being in contact with the upper die, the second temperature being higher than the first temperature; and pressing the pair of dies for transfer of forming surfaces of the pair of dies onto the optical element material, the forming surfaces being outside a range where a forming surface of a die has been transferred by the deformation due to the weight in the state where the optical element material is not in contact with the upper die at the second temperature.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180221599

Surgical apparatus and smoke discharging system

A surgical apparatus includes: a pipe sleeve section through which gas can circulate; a first seal section provided on a proximal end side of the pipe sleeve section; a second seal section provided on an insertion opening side of the pipe sleeve section; and a sheath provided with, between the first seal section and the second seal section, a hole portion through which gas circulates.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180221106

Protective cover and medical observation apparatus

There is provided a protective cover including: an installation section configured to be installed on an arm that supports an imaging device, the arm including a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of joint sections; and a protective section configured to cover the imaging device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220881

Imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

An imaging device includes: plural pixels; a color filter including a blue filter having spectral characteristics where a maximum value of its transmission spectrum is in the blue wavelength band and transmittance of the wavelength band of a narrow band light is higher than the transmission spectrum in the red and green wavelength bands, a red and green filters having spectral characteristics where minimum values of their transmission spectra are near the maximum value of the transmission spectrum of the blue wavelength band, and having spectral characteristics where their transmission spectra gradually increase toward a short wavelength side from 440 nm; and a control unit configured to execute control of making an accumulation time of a pixel of the plural pixels shorter than accumulation times of pixels having other filters arranged thereon, the pixel having highest spectral sensitivity to the narrow band light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220880

Image sensor, endoscope, and endoscope system

An image sensor includes: pixels; first transfer lines configured to transfer imaging signals of shared pixels that are present in a plurality of different rows and share a single column transfer line for each predetermined number of pixels adjacent in a row direction and; a constant current source configured to transfer the imaging signals; output units configured to externally output the imaging signals; and a control unit configured to simultaneously and externally outputs, by simultaneously driving the plurality of shared pixels present in a same single column transfer line in the plurality of different rows, each of the plurality of imaging signals, which are output from the shared pixels and are present in the same column in the plurality of different rows, and externally output all of the imaging signals of the shared pixels present in the plurality of different rows same number of times as the predetermined number.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220879

Imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

An imaging device includes: a first chip including a light receiving unit, and a read circuit; a second chip including a timing control circuit, an a/d conversion circuit, and a cable transmission circuit; and a connection unit configured to connect the first and the second chips. The read circuit includes a column read circuit and a horizontal selection circuit, and a vertical selection circuit. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220875

Connection body

A connection body includes: a wire for operating an endoscope; and a joint member having a cylindrical shape including a through hole into which the wire is inserted, the joint member being configured to be joined to an operating mechanism of the endoscope including an operating lever, the joint member including: a first cylindrical portion provided on a longitudinal rear end side of the joint member, a part of the first cylindrical portion being plastically deformed through pressurization to deform a part of the through hole such that the wire is fixed; and a second cylindrical portion provided on a front end side of the first cylindrical portion and having an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the first cylindrical portion. The part of the first cylindrical portion plastically deformed is separated from the second cylindrical portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220873

Endoscope system

In an endoscope system, an image processing section on a processor side detects a movement amount or a distance in an image. An endoscopic-procedure-scene classifying section classify, from a feature value, to which of endoscopic procedure scene a scene of an image corresponds and further determines whether reliability of the classified endoscopic procedure scene is low. ... Olympus Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220872

Medical information recording device

A medical information recording device includes a first recording processing unit configured to record a moving image of a medical image in which a status information image is superimposed, a second recording processing unit configured to record a moving image of the medical image in which a portion of the status information image of the medical image is subjected to mask processing, an arbitration unit configured to control communication between a recording unit in which the medical image in which the status information image is superimposed and the medical image in which the portion of the status information image is subjected to mask processing are recorded, and the first recording processing unit and the second recording processing unit, and a load adjusting circuit configured to control the arbitration unit on the basis of load of the first recording processing unit and the second recording processing unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220051

Endoscope, image pickup module, and manufacturing method of image pickup module

An endoscope includes an image pickup module placed in a distal end portion, the image pickup module including an image pickup device to which a cover glass is bonded, a positioning bump placed on the image pickup device, and a recessed portion formed in the cover glass, an upper portion of the positioning bump being inserted into the recessed portion, and a relative position in three axial directions of the image pickup device and the cover glass being defined by an abutment position of the positioning bump and the recessed portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219041

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate and a second substrate stacked on the first substrate. The first substrate has a first semiconductor layer including a plurality of first photoelectric conversion elements and a plurality of openings. ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218808

Electrosurgical device power cable

An electrosurgical device: (a) power cable comprising: (i) a primary lead that connects to a first pole of an ac power source and (ii) one or more auxiliary leads; wherein the power cable includes a dual core having the primary lead on a first side and the one or more auxiliary leads on a second side with a web being located between the first side and the second side.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218755

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging device, comprising, an image sensor that acquires a plurality of images by repeatedly shooting an object at a first timing, a memory that stores the plurality of images, a second selection section that selects images at a second timing from among images stored in the memory, and a controller that has a movie candidate section that determines movie candidate frames from among the plurality of images in accordance with comparison results of images that have been selected or not selected at the second timing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218233

Image analysis apparatus, image analysis system, and method for operating image analysis apparatus

An image analysis apparatus includes a region extraction unit configured to determine, as analysis target regions, respective predetermined regions in a first image and a second image that are acquired at timings before and after execution of a predetermined action to a subject and inputted through an image input unit in a state where an endoscope is continuously inserted in the subject, a distribution characteristic value calculation unit configured to obtain a first distribution characteristic value by extracting a color component of the analysis target region in the first image, and to obtain a second distribution characteristic value by extracting a color component of the analysis target region in the second image, and an image analysis unit configured to calculate the degree of change in the second distribution characteristic value with respect to the first distribution characteristic value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180217369

Phase distribution calculation method, evaluation method, and image processing device

A phase distribution calculation method includes: moving a focal position of an optical system to a plurality of positions within a phase object, the plurality of positions being different from each other in an optical axis direction of the optical system, and acquiring an image via the optical system in each of the plurality of positions; calculating a first phase distribution of a three-dimensional region that corresponds to a plurality of images acquired in the plurality of positions, in accordance with the plurality of images; and correcting the first phase distribution in accordance with a change in the optical axis direction in a region of interest specified in the three-dimensional region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180217356

Image-capturing device, proposal-image generating device, proposal-image generating method, proposal-image generating program, and storage medium

Provided is an image-capturing device including: an image-capturing unit that acquires an image of a subject; a subject-extracting unit that separates and extracts a main subject and a background from the acquired image; a distance-information acquiring unit that calculates the distance between the image-capturing unit and the extracted main subject and the distance between the image-capturing unit and the extracted background; a photographing-condition acquiring unit that acquires acquisition-time photographing conditions for an acquisition time of the image and an adjustable photographing condition that can be adjusted with respect to the acquisition-time photographing conditions; a photographing-condition selecting unit that selects a photographing condition that is worth adjusting on the basis of the acquired acquisition-time photographing conditions and adjustable photographing condition and the acquired distances; and an image-processing unit that generates, by performing image processing on the acquired image, an image that will be acquired when the selected photographing condition is set.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180217099

Virtual channels for eddy current array probes

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for generating virtual inspection channels mid-way between the physical inspection channels of an eddy current array probe, thereby reducing the coverage loss and improving defect sizing and imaging. The method is based upon a calibration to determine the mid-channel coverage loss for parallel defects having their long axis parallel to the scanning direction. ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180214197

Circulation smoke discharging system

A circulation smoke discharging system includes: a circulation smoke discharging apparatus configured to receive setting output information of a treatment instrument apparatus including a treatment instrument, feed predetermined gas, and perform circulation smoke discharging by sucking smoke generated in a body cavity and gas in the body cavity; a pump for the circulation smoke discharging; an input voltage determination unit configured to determine a pump input voltage corresponding to a circulation flow rate of the circulation smoke discharging in accordance with the setting output information of the treatment instrument apparatus; and a circulation flow rate control unit configured to control the circulation flow rate by outputting the pump input voltage to the pump.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180214006

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes: a three-dimensional model structuring section configured to generate, when an image pickup signal related to a region in a subject is inputted from an image pickup apparatus configured to pick up an image of an inside of the subject, three-dimensional data representing a shape of the region based on the image pickup signal; and an image generation section configured to perform, on the three-dimensional data generated by the three-dimensional model structuring section, processing of allowing visual recognition of a boundary region between a structured region that is a region, an image of which is picked up by the image pickup apparatus, and an unstructured region that is a region, an image of which is yet to be picked up by the image pickup apparatus, and generate a three-dimensional image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213203

Image acquisition system

An image acquisition system is provided with: an image acquisition unit that captures a subject; a 3d-information obtaining unit that obtains 3d information of the subject to configure a virtual subject in a virtual space; a virtual-angle generating unit that generates, as a virtual angle, virtual position and orientation of the image acquisition unit with respect to the virtual subject, which is obtained by the 3d-information obtaining unit; a virtual-image generating unit that generates a virtual acquisition image that is acquired when the subject is captured from the virtual angle, which is generated by the virtual-angle generating unit; and a display unit that displays the virtual acquisition image, which is generated by the virtual-image generating unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213148

Information acquisition apparatus

An information acquisition apparatus includes: a configuration information acquisition section that acquires configuration information that indicates a configuration of a plurality of portions to be photographed; a determination section that determines a photographing state of a portion indicated in the configuration information; and a photographing guide screen creation section that creates the photographing guide screen, wherein the photographing guide screen creation section includes the acquired configuration information in the photographing guide screen, and adds, to the portion indicated in the configuration information, state information that indicates a photographing state based on the determination performed by the determination section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210285

Imaging device

An imaging device includes an illuminator, a stage, a plurality of microlenses, an imaging element, and a controller. The controller is configured to control at least one of an irradiation position of light beams from the illuminator, and the position of the plurality of microlenses to realize a first state and a second state. ... Olympus Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210186

Image processing apparatus, image processing system, microscope system, image processing method and computer-readable recording medium

An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquiring unit configured to acquire a first image group and a second image group in a first and a second direction different from each other, respectively, each image group including a pair of images sharing a common region in which a part of a subject is commonalized between one image and another image of the pair; and an optical axis center detection unit configured to detect a center of an optical axis of observation light forming the images based on a variation amount of a shading component in the first and second directions based on luminance of the common region of each of the first and second image groups.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210179

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same

A zoom lens includes a front unit having a negative refractive power; and a rear unit having a positive refractive power, which includes an aperture stop. The front unit includes a first negative refractive power lens, a second negative refractive power lens, and a third positive refractive power lens. ... Olympus Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210080

Ultrasound observation apparatus

An ultrasound observation apparatus generates an ultrasound image based on an echo signal obtained by converting an ultrasound echo being an ultrasound wave transmitted onto an observation target and reflected by the observation target, into an electrical signal. The ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a first ultrasound processing unit configured to control first transmission and reception processing of an ultrasound wave to the observation target, and generate first image data; a second ultrasound processing unit configured to control second transmission and reception processing of an ultrasound wave to the observation target at a frame rate shorter than a frame rate of the first ultrasound processing unit at a timing different from the first transmission and reception processing, and generate second image data; and an image synthesis processing unit configured to synthesize the first image data and the second image data to generate display image data.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180206905

Multifunctional medical device

A multifunctional medical device, apparatus or system that is capable of perforating a surgical procedure or operation and also capable of attracting, collecting, removing or reducing debris generated by the surgical procedure or operation, on a subject the apparatus comprising a plurality of electrodes, two of which are configured to be in electrical communication with or being electrically connectable to opposite poles of a source of high voltage dc electricity to ionize, attract, collect, and remove or reduce debris. At least one of the electrodes is also configured to be part of a rf circuit to perform a surgical procedure or operation such as tissue cutting, cauterization tissue sealing or coagulating at a surgical site on the subject.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180206879

Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic probe unit for arthroscopic surgery

An ultrasonic probe for arthroscopic surgery includes: a bend extending portion which is provided on a distal side of a probe main body and which extends to bend to a side of a second intersecting direction of the probe main body, when a certain direction intersecting the longitudinal axis is a first intersecting direction and a direction opposite to the first intersecting direction is a second intersecting direction; and a treatment portion which is provided on the distal side of the bend extending portion and which is configured to treat a treatment target.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205887

Drive device and method for controlling the drive device

A drive device includes a noise signal calculation unit, a signal correction unit, and a drive controller. The noise signal calculation unit calculates a noise signal corresponding to a magnetic flux generated from a current flowing through a drive coil. ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180205862

Drive device and method for controlling the drive device

A drive device includes a drive controller. The drive controller controls a drive signal on which a high-frequency drive signal is superimposed on a drive current to drive a movable frame and which is to be applied to a drive coil. ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204047

Observation system

Provided is an observation system including: a monitor; a cpu that identifies, in a 3d image including the plurality of cells, the respective cells by assigning labels that differ from one another to the respective cells, that associates three mutually-intersecting cross-sectional images that constitute the 3d image, and that simultaneously displays the cross-sectional images on the monitor; and an input unit with which an operator specifies an arbitrary cell in any of the cross-sectional images displayed on the monitor. The cpu extracts, from the 3d image, the cross-sectional shapes, in the respective cross-sectional images, of the cell specified by using the input unit, on the basis of the labels, associates the extracted cross-sectional shapes of the cell with one another, and displays the extracted cross-sectional shapes in the respective cross-sectional images displayed on the monitor, in a distinguishable manner from the other cells.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180200017

Medical observation apparatus and medical observation system

A medical observation apparatus according to the present invention includes a microscope unit, a support unit that movably supports the microscope unit and that includes a plurality of arm portions and a plurality of joint portions, each of which holds the arm portions rotatably about a predetermined axis, and a cable connected to the microscope unit and inserted through an interior of the support unit, wherein at least one of the joint portions includes a twisting joint portion that rotates a rotation-target arm portion about an axis parallel to a central axis of the rotation-target arm portion, and the twisting joint portion includes a rotational-shaft portion, a rotational portion that holds the rotation-target arm portion, fixes the cable at a position offset from the central axis of the rotational-shaft portion, and is rotatable about the central axis, and an extending portion that extends from the rotational-shaft portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180200000

Shape calculating apparatus

A shape calculating apparatus includes a light source, an optical fiber provided with detection targets. The detection targets have mutually different light absorption spectra to decrease a quantity of light propagated by the fiber in accordance with a bend shape of the fiber. ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199987

Treatment system and treatment tool

A treatment system includes: a probe including an energy generator provided in the probe and configured to generate energy, and a treatment surface provided at a distal end of the probe and configured to apply the energy to a living tissue; and a controller including a hardware, the controller being configured to: acquire a temperature of an outer surface of the probe other than the treatment surface; sequentially store temperatures of the energy generator in association with times when the temperatures of the energy generator are acquired; store a plurality of weighting factors calculated by experiment in advance in association with times going back from a current time to a past time; and multiply the sequentially stored temperatures of the energy generator and the plurality of weighting factors for the corresponding times, perform integration, and estimate the temperature of the outer surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199985

Forceps with active jaw entrapment of tissue

An end effector assembly includes a first jaw and a second jaw, at least one of which is moveable between an open positon and a closed position, a third jaw that is carried on and translates along the first jaw, and a third jaw closing mechanism that brings the third jaw into a position approximating the first jaw.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199956

Treatment method

A treatment method which treats a living tissue using an ultrasonic device includes making the ultrasonic device come in contact with the living tissue in a state where the product of a pressing force of the ultrasonic device to the living tissue, an amplitude of an ultrasonic vibration caused by the ultrasonic device, and a resonance frequency of the ultrasonic device becomes a predetermined value, and excising the living tissue in a state where the ultrasonic device is in contact with the living tissue.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199935

Ligation device

According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a ligation device that includes an insertion portion that has a lumen through which are passed a ligature having a first end having a contractible loop formed by a knot, and a pull thread having a folded-back portion fed through the loop; an operation portion provided at a proximal end portion of the insertion portion, the operation portion including a anchoring portion to which a first end of the pull thread is anchored; and a movable member movable relative to the operation portion while switching between a first state in which a second end of the pull thread is anchored to the movable member and pulled and a second state in which the ligature is pulled and the pull thread is let out simultaneously.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199805

Endoscope apparatus and video processor

An endoscope apparatus includes: a light-emitting element; a rolling shutter-type image pickup device allowing an exposure period in which the plurality of lines are simultaneously exposed and a reading period in which image pickup signals of the respective lines are sequentially read to be alternately switched to each other; and a control section. The control section controls an intensity of the light emitted by the light-emitting element. ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199803

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes an illumination apparatus that applies first and second narrow-band light having different peak wavelengths to a subject, an imaging device that acquires image light from the subject with pixels to generate an acquisition image signal, and an image processing circuit. The image processing circuit includes a storage that has stored assumed subject types including information about a wavelength range of assumed subjects, and a subject type decision circuit that decides an assumed subject type for part of the pixels based on a first image signal about the first narrow-band light, a second image signal about the second narrow-band light, and the assumed subject types. ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199802

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an imaging element, a voltage-current conversion circuit, a first coaxial cable, and an impedance conversion circuit. The imaging element generates a first voltage. ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199801

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a spectroscopic section disposed on an optical axis of return light from an object irradiated with visible light, first excitation light and second excitation light including a longer wavelength than a wavelength of the first excitation light and configured to separate and emit the light of a second wavelength band other than light of a first wavelength band, a first excitation light cut filter configured to block a wavelength band of one of the first excitation light and the second excitation light included in the return light, and a second excitation light cut filter configured to block a wavelength band of another excitation light of the first excitation light and the second excitation light and a wavelength band of the visible light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199800

Capsule endoscope system

A capsule endoscope system includes a capsule endoscope and a wireless communication device. The capsule endoscope includes a first movement sensor, a determiner, an imager, and a first wireless receiver. ... Olympus Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180199798

Optical scanning observation system

An optical scanning observation system includes: a light-guide that guides illumination light; an actuator that causes the end portion of the light-guide to oscillate, to thereby be capable of shifting an irradiation position of the illumination light emitted to an object; a light detection section that generates a light detection signal based on return light from the object, and output the generated light detection signal; an error angle acquisition section that acquires an error angle indicating a degree of deviation of the irradiation position of the illumination light; and an image generation section that generates a rotated image by rotating pixel information acquired by converting the light detection signal outputted from the light detection section by an angle acquired by subtracting the error angle from a desired angle of rotation.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180199018

Imaging device and endoscope device

. . An imaging device includes a first substrate with a pixel array having a plurality of first pixels; a second substrate stacked with the first substrate on a side opposite to a light-receiving surface of the pixel array; a filter for narrowing a band of light of a first wavelength; and a plurality of second pixels included in the second substrate for receiving light whose band is narrowed by the filter, wherein the filter configured by a first fabry-perot filter or a second fabry-perot filter, the first fabry-perot filter and the second fabry-perot filter have different transmission wavelength bands, a peak wavelength of the transmission wavelength band of the first fabry-perot filter is narrow band light in the vicinity of 600 nm, and a peak wavelength of the transmission wavelength band of the second fabry-perot filter is narrow band light in the vicinity of 630 nm.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180199003

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a power supply section configured to supply first power and second power to a load apparatus provided at a distal end portion of an insertion portion from an apparatus body, and a power supply control section configured to control the power supply section by instructing the power supply section to determine a first command signal based on a target voltage and a feedback voltage which is a voltage of the first power fed back from the distal end portion to the apparatus body so as to output the first power in accordance with the first command signal, and instructing the power supply section p to determine a second command signal based on the first command signal so as to output the second power in accordance with the second command signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198983

Image pickup apparatus, image pickup system, image pickup method, image pickup program, and display apparatus for image pickup

An image pickup apparatus of the present invention includes an image pickup section configured to receive an optical image of an object and generate and output image data, a display section configured to display an image based on the image data outputted from the image pickup section and various kinds of information, a communication section configured to perform communication between the communication section and a terminal apparatus and acquire incidental information concerning the object, and a display control section configured to perform processing of superposing/displaying an image in the image displayed on the display section based on the incidental information corresponding to the image. The display control section performs display control for displaying the image based on the incidental information in a position designated in advance in a display screen of the display section.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198410

Controlled muting and power ramping of a voltage-controlled oscillator

Systems and methods are provided in which a voltage-controlled oscillator for a radio transmitter includes a lc tank circuit, and a muting circuit. The lc tank circuit includes an inductive element and a capacitive element; wherein the inductive element of the lc tank circuit includes the antenna of the transmitter. ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197306

Measuring device and operating method of measuring device

In a measuring device, a second objective optical system is arranged to have a parallax with respect to a first objective optical system. An imaging unit captures a first subject image formed through the first objective optical system at a first imaging timing and captures a second subject image formed through the second objective optical system at a second imaging timing different from the first imaging timing. ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196248

Microscope system

A microscope system includes: an microscope provided with electronic units; a display configured to display operation information; a touch panel configured to detect a position of contact of an object from outside; a setting unit configured to set areas corresponding respectively to multiple operation functions in a detection area of the touch panel; a pressure detector configured to detect a value of a pressure applied in the position of contact; and a drive controller configured to generate, based on the position of contact that is detected by the touch panel, the number of positions of contact, a change of the position of contact over time, and the value of the pressure detected by the pressure detector, an instruction signal of an instruction to change an observation status in which the specimen is observed with the electronic unit corresponding to operation function that is set by the setting unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195963

Microscope and microscope observation method

Provided is a microscope including: a scanner for scanning excitation light; an objective optical system that focuses the excitation light onto a sample and that collects fluorescence generated by the sample; a light-blocking member for transmitting a portion of the collected fluorescence; a detector for detecting the fluorescence; a setting unit that allows types of fluorescence having passed through the light-blocking member to be detected by the detector at different times in two types of positional relationships in which the positional relationship between the position of an opening in the light-blocking member and a focal point of the objective optical system in the sample is set to an optically conjugate positional relationship, in which in-focus fluorescence passes through the light-blocking member, and to an optically nonconjugate positional relationship; and an arithmetic operation unit for calculating the difference between fluorescence signals acquired at different times by the detector.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180193830

Biopsy sample container

A biopsy sample container according to the present disclosure includes: a sample containing section capable of containing a biological sample, a reagent containing section capable of containing a reagent, a sealing layer that separates the reagent containing section and the sample containing section from each other in a liquid-tight state, a seal-breaking section that is movable relative to the sealing layer and that moves relative thereto so as to form a through-hole in the sealing layer, and a resealing section that closes the through-hole formed by the seal-breaking section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180193103

Medical system

An input mechanism includes a first pivoting section that is pivotable with a first axis as a rotational center, a second pivoting section that is pivotable with respect to the first pivoting section with a second axis crossing the first axis, a first link fixed to the first pivoting section and connected to the second pivoting section such that the second pivoting section is pivotable with the second axis, a second link fixed to the second pivoting section, an advance/retreat input section connected to the second link and thereby enable an advance/retreat operation along a third axis passing through an intersection between the first axis and the second axis as an advance/retreat axis, and a sensor unit configured to determine a rotation angle of the first axis, a rotation angle of the second axis and an advance/retreat movement distance of the advance/retreat input section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180193102

Medical system and operation method therefor

A medical system includes: a distal end having an imager and a plurality of joints; a drive part configured to generate power for operating the joints; and a controller configured to control the drive part, and the controller includes: a characteristic point setting part configured to extract characteristic points of an object and recognizes the object based on the characteristic points; a distance measurement part configured to measure the distance between the imager and the object; a correction amount calculation part configured to calculate the amount of operation of the joints such that the imager is directed to the object and adjust the distance between the imager and the object to a predetermined distance; and a drive signal generation part configured to generate a drive signal for operating the drive part based on the amount of operation and output the drive signal to the drive part.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180193081

Medical device and medical system

A medical device includes: a housing; a switch provided on the housing; and a converter provided in the housing. The switch is configured to allow switching between a plurality of states and is configured to output a first signal in response to one of the states to which the switching is performed. ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180193022

Clip unit

A clip unit including: a clip main body having a first arm portion, a second arm portion, and a middle portion; a pressing tube formed in a tube shape to be capable of accommodating the clip main body, the pressing tube being provided to deform the clip main body so as to make a distal end of the first arm portion and a distal end of the second arm portion to approach to each other, as the middle portion, the first arm portion, and the second arm portion are moved toward a proximal end side of the clip unit; a locking portion configured to protrude from an inner circumferential surface of the pressing tube on the proximal end side of the pressing tube; and a first locked portion configured to protrude from a lateral surface of the first arm portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180192863

Method for observing the paranasal sinus

A method for observing a paranasal sinus, includes, inserting an endoscope into the paranasal sinus, emitting light from the outside of a body after inserting the endoscope into the paranasal sinus so that a landmark is formed on an inner wall of the paranasal sinus, and operating the endoscope toward the periphery of the landmark so that at least part of the landmark is shown in an endoscopic image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180192862

Antifogging device, endoscope device and method of manufacturing antifogging device

An antifogging device includes: a heater configured to apply heat to an optical member; a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature; a circuit board with a surface mounted the heater and the temperature sensor; a sealing member that is made of a resin material and that is applied to the surface to seal the heater and the temperature sensor; and a joining part that is provided on at least part of the surface and that is made of an inorganic material, the joining part being configured to: extend along a periphery of the surface in a state of being exposed to a side surface of the circuit board; and contact the sealing member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180192858

Oblong endoscope sheath

An endoscope sheath comprising: a proximal end; a distal end having a distal end region; a surface extending between and connecting the proximal end and the distal end; and a plurality of positioning devices located along the surface; wherein the sheath is configured to: (1) receive all or a portion of an endoscope having a cylindrical end and (2) provide a conduit for communicating fluid between the proximal end of the sheath and the distal end of the sheath when the endoscope is inserted inside the sheath; and wherein the distal end region of the sheath includes the plurality of positioning devices that secure the cylindrical end of the endoscope against a portion of an inner wall of the surface extending between the proximal end and the distal end so that a fluid barrier is created between the cylindrical end of the endoscope and the inner wall.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180192855

Insertion assist system and insertion instrument

An insertion assist system includes an insertion instrument and an assist instrument. The insertion instrument includes an elongated member, a first engagement portion provided in the elongated member, and a rigid portion provided on a distal side of the elongated member and having an appropriate length. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191976

Image sensor and imaging device

An image sensor comprising a plurality of imaging pixels, a plurality of focus detecting pixels in which opening positions of light receiving sections are shifted from those of the imaging pixels, and a plurality of color filters arranged corresponding to the imaging pixels and the focus detecting pixels, wherein first focus detecting pixels in which opening positions are shifted in a first direction are arranged at positions corresponding to first color filters of the imaging pixels, and second focus detecting pixels in which opening positions are shifted in the first direction and which have opening ratios different from those of the first focus detecting pixels are arranged at positions corresponding to the first color filters.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191926

Optical scanning apparatus and method of controlling optical scanning apparatus

An optical scanning apparatus includes an optical fiber that emits illumination light from a distal end thereof toward a subject, an actuator that oscillates the distal end of the optical fiber, and a controller that controls the actuator so as to two-dimensionally scan the illumination light on the subject and so as to satisfy conditional expression of p1≤0.5×d, where d is a spot diameter of the illumination light on the subject, and p1 is a scanning-line pitch of the illumination light on the subject.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191360

Tuned offset phase-locked loop transmitter

Systems and methods are provided in which an offset phase-locked loop (pll) system can be configured as part of a radio frequency transmitter. The pll can include a phase detection circuit including a first input configured to receive an information signal and a second input configured to receive a feedback signal; a charge pump including an input coupled to the phase detection circuit and an output; a filter including an input coupled to the output of the charge pump; a voltage-controlled oscillator coupled to the charge pump and including an lc tank circuit comprising an inductive element and a capacitive element, wherein the inductive element of the lc tank circuit comprises the antenna; and a feedback path.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188520

Microscope parameter setting method and observation method

Provided is a microscope parameter setting method including step of setting a focal point position relative to a specimen, step of adjusting a microscope parameter, step of acquiring an image of the specimen at the set focal point position, step of recognizing the shape of an observation object, steps of displaying the recognized shape of the observation object such that the recognized shape is superimposed on the image, step of determining whether or not the microscope parameter is appropriate, and step of storing the microscope parameter that has been determined to be appropriate, such that the microscope parameter is associated with the focal point position.. . ... Olympus Corporation








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