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 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

07/05/18 / #20180188518

Laser microscope apparatus including photodetector having a plurality of detection elements

A laser microscope apparatus including a light source that generates a laser light serving as excitation light; a mirror scanner that scans the laser light onto a specimen; an objective lens that radiates the laser light onto the specimen and that collects light from the specimen; a uniform-illumination element that causes the light from the specimen collected by the objective lens to have a substantially uniform intensity distribution; and a photodetector that detects the light uniformized by the uniform-illumination element in a geiger mode and that has a detector including a plurality of detection elements, the detector outputting a sum of outputs from the plurality of detection elements as an intensity signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180185089

Energy treatment instrument, treatment system, and controller

An energy treatment instrument includes a first grasping piece, and a second grasping piece which opens or closes relative to the first grasping piece and which grasps a blood vessel between the first grasping piece and the second grasping piece. In accordance with the kind of blood vessel grasped between the first grasping piece and the second grasping piece, an actuation state of the energy treatment instrument is switched between a first mode to coagulate a blood vessel of a circulatory system, and a second mode to coagulate a blood vessel of a pulmonary circulation in contrast to the first mode.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180185054

Ultrasonic surgical system

An ultrasonic surgical includes an output unit, a transducer, a probe, an excision unit, and, a controller. The output unit generates a driving power. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180185053

Surgical system

A surgical system for treating cartilage includes an output unit, a transducer, an excision unit, and a controller. The output unit generates a driving power. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180185042

Method for manufacturing medical basket treatment tool and the medical basket treatment tool

The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a medical basket treatment tool. The method for manufacturing a medical basket treatment tool having one or more wire formed using an alloy containing two or more metals includes a heating process of performing heat treatment on a target portion of at least one wire among the wires one or more times, the heat treatment irradiating the target portion with a laser with an irradiation fluence of 103 j/cm2 or more and heating the target portion to become a predetermined temperature lower than the solid solubility limit of the alloy.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180185004

Endoscope connector

An endoscope includes: an insertion unit adapted to be inserted into a subject; an operating unit; a universal cable whose first end is connected to the operating unit; and an endoscope connector connected to a second end of the universal cable, and extending along a first axis. The endoscope connector includes: a non-waterproof type ultrasound connector provided in a first region, extending along a second axis perpendicular to a virtual plane including the first axis, and electrically connected to an ultrasound observation device; a suction duct ferrule provided in a second region, and configured to be connected to a suction device that suctions fluid inside the subject; and an air/water supply duct ferrule provided in the second region, and configured to be connected to an air/water supply device that supplies air or water to an observation window of the insertion unit.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180184886

Endoscope sheath and endoscope system

Provided is an endoscope sheath including an elongated body having flexibility, the body having a first lumen through which an endoscope passes in a longitudinal direction of the body and a second lumen through which a guide wire passes in the longitudinal direction. A direction in which the second lumen opens at the distal end of the body gradually diverges from a direction in which the first lumen opens at the distal end, in a forward direction from the distal end.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180184885

Sheath for an endoscope

A sheath includes a sheath body, an inflow port at a proximal end of the sheath body, an outflow port at the proximal end of the sheath body, and a plurality of radially expandable flexible members which extend along a length of the sheath body. The plurality of radially expandable flexible members are attached to the sheath body at a plurality of anchor points along the length of the sheath body. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180184884

Flexible tube insertion apparatus and method of operating thereof

One embodiment of the present invention is a flexible tube insertion apparatus including a flexible insertion section to be inserted into a subject. The flexible tube insertion apparatus includes an insertion section state detecting device that detects a state of the insertion section necessary for insertion prediction as detection information when the insertion section is inserted into a subject, and at least one circuit that predicts, using the detection information detected by the insertion section state detecting device, a propulsion state of a distal end of the insertion section and a state of the subject when the insertion section is further inserted from the state of the insertion section, and produces an output based on the prediction.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180184881

Endoscope processor

An endoscope system includes a memory configured to be able to store a parameter set which is a combination of parameters associated with various processes during an endoscope inspection and set for each user, the memory being able to store a number of parameter sets corresponding to a plurality of user accounts, a touch panel configured to selectively display a display screen made up of a plurality of layers and a control section configured to cause the touch panel to display a user setting selection list for calling the parameter set for each user stored in the memory for part of a display region of a main screen that classifies and displays functions with high use frequency during the endoscope inspection.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184055

Multi-layer image sensor, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

A multi-layer image sensor includes: a first image sensor including a first pixel and a second pixel; and a second image sensor including a third pixel and at least one of a fourth pixel and a fifth pixel. The second image sensor has a light receiving surface where the first image sensor is stacked. ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184026

Driving method for solid-state imaging device, and solid-state imaging device

There is provided a method of driving a solid-state imaging device, the solid-state imaging device including a plurality of column circuits which are arranged for each column of pixels and an amplification and selection circuit configured to amplify a differential signal based on a column pixel signal and a column reset signal, the method including causing the amplification and selection circuit to perform at least two operations among a first operation of sampling the column pixel signal, a second operation of sampling the column reset signal, and a third operation of output the amplified differential signal in parallel in the same period; and causing components connected to different horizontal signal lines to perform operations corresponding to the first to third operation in that order, and causing the components to perform different operations in parallel in the same period with respect to the first to third operations.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180182486

Sensor information acquiring device, sensor information acquiring method, recording medium in which sensor information acquiring program is recorded, and medical instrument

A sensor information acquiring device includes a sensor and a control section configured to determine that a position of a target object does not change even if a relative relation between the sensor and the target object changes and control an information acquisition direction of the sensor on the basis of information concerning displacement of a displacement section to which the sensor is attached. Even when a position, a direction, and the like of the sensor are changed by influence of work and the like, the sensor information acquiring device can always acquire effective sensor information concerning a desired target object.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180869

Optical module and endoscope

An optical module includes: an optical element; an optical fiber on which a first metal film is disposed; a wiring board which includes a through hole in which the optical fiber is inserted, wherein a second metal film is disposed on a wall surface of the through hole, and the second metal film is provided so as to annularly extend in a periphery of an opening of the through hole; and solder which fixes the optical fiber to the wiring board, and the solder is filled between the wall surface of the through hole and the outer peripheral face of the optical fiber and further forms a fillet covering a periphery of the opening of the wiring board and the outer peripheral face of the optical fiber.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180868

Optical system of a stereo video endoscope

An optical system including: a sideways-viewing, distal optical assembly including an entry lens, a deflecting unit configured as a prism unit, and an exit lens on a common optical axis; a proximal optical assembly including left and right lens system channels, wherein the right and left lens system channels are identically configured and parallel to each other and each having an optical axis; and a prism unit between the distal optical assembly and the proximal optical assembly, the prism unit couples a left beam path exiting the exit lens into the left lens system channel and a right beam path exiting the exit lens into the right lens system channel; wherein a second distance between the left and right lens system channels is adjustable, the second distance being in a direction perpendicular to the first and second optical axes of the respective first and second lens system channels.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180867

Microscope and setting support method

A microscope includes: a first illumination optical system that illuminates a sample from a first direction that is substantially orthogonal to an optical axis of a first objective, and that forms a first illumination region within the sample; a first imaging optical system that images the sample in accordance with light that has been generated from the first illumination region; a second illumination optical system that illuminates the sample from a second direction that is substantially orthogonal to the optical axis of the first objective; and a second imaging optical system that images the sample in accordance with light emitted from the second illumination optical system.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180578

Ultrasonic tfm with calculated angle beams

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for tfm post-processing of a fmc or hmc matrix acquired with an ultrasonic array probe. Post-processing is performed by calculating tfm beam forming amplitudes using round-trip delays to a focal point lying at depth d on a line at angle θ within the test object. ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179487

Observation apparatus

Provided is an observation apparatus including: a housing that has, in a top face thereof, a transmission window on which a container accommodating cells can be placed and through which light can pass; a camera portion that is accommodated in the housing and that captures observation light coming from the cells irradiated with illumination light emitted from an illumination portion and entering the housing by passing through a bottom face of the container and the transmission window of the housing; and a housing-interior heating portion that is accommodated in the housing and that heats the cells.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179483

Imaging apparatus for experimental use, experimental system, and control method of experimental system

An experimental system includes an imaging unit which generates image data by imaging a sample, and an observation moving mechanism which changes a position of the imaging unit. The system also includes a supply and removal unit which supplies a liquid to the sample or removes the liquid from the sample, an operation moving mechanism which changes a position of the supply and removal unit, and a pump which moves the liquid through the supply and removal unit. ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180177544

Energy treatment instrument, treatment system, and controller

An energy treatment instrument includes a first grasping piece, and a second grasping piece which opens or closes relative to the first grasping piece and which grasps a blood vessel between the first grasping piece and the second grasping piece. An actuation state of the energy treatment instrument is switched between a first mode to coagulate the blood vessel when a branch of the blood vessel is not present within a predetermined range from a position where the blood vessel is grasped, and a second mode to coagulate the blood vessel when the branch of the blood vessel is present within the predetermined range.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180177384

Optical adapter for endoscope and endoscope apparatus

An adapter for an endoscope, the adapter including: a cylindrical body having an internal portion formed on the cylindrical body, the internal portion configured to matingly engage with each of distal and proximal external portions provided on a tip of the endoscope, the distal and proximal external portions being separated in a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical body by a portion of the tip that does not engage the internal portion; and wherein the cylindrical body further having an anti-slip portion formed on an exterior of the cylindrical body, the anti-slip portion having a plurality of recesses arranged circumferentially on the exterior, a position of the anti-slip portion in the longitudinal direction being set such that a position of the proximal external portion in the longitudinal direction does not overlap with the longitudinal position of the anti slip portion where the proximal external portion is engaged with the internal portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180177382

Endoscope device, endoscopic system, method, and computer-readable storage device

An endoscopic device including: an image sensor configured to acquire image data; and a first processor comprising hardware, wherein the first processor is configured to: execute a first processing to process the image data, wherein the first processing involves a first processing load; acquire an instruction to perform a second processing to process the image data, wherein the second processing involves a second processing load different from the first processing load; and in response to acquiring the instruction, control a communication interface to output the image data to a second processor comprising hardware, wherein the second processor is provided separately from the endoscopic device, and wherein the second processor is configured to execute the second processing based on the image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176455

Focus detection apparatus and focus detection method

. . . . A focus detection apparatus includes an imaging element includes that a plurality of focus detection pixels, a correction value calculation unit that calculates a correction value used to correct pixel signals based on an optical state before the imaging element performs imaging for still image capturing or imaging for focus detection, a correction unit that performs correction using the correction value simultaneously with reading the pixel signals from the focus detection pixels subsequent to the imaging for the still image capturing or the imaging for the focus detection by the imaging element, and a focus detection unit that performs focus detection based on the corrected pixel signals.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176454

Focus adjustment apparatus, imaging apparatus, focus adjustment method, and recording medium storing a focus adjustment program thereon

A focus adjustment apparatus includes a circuit. The circuit is configured to determine a defocus value based on an output of an image sensor to calculate a position where the focus lens attains focus as a target position; detect a focal distance of the photographing lens; store the target position, which is calculated based on an output from a detection operation by the image sensor, in association with the focal distance at the time of the detection operation; determine a reference focal distance and calculate a corrected target position by correcting the stored target position so as to correspond to the reference focal distance; calculate a predicted position by performing moving object prediction calculation based on the corrected target position; and move the focus lens based on the predicted position.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176453

Focus adjustment device and focus adjustment method

In a focus adjustment device that images a subject that has been subjected to pupil division to generate image data, and carries out a focus adjustment operation based on the image data, a focus adjustment operation is carried out based on a first phase difference amount in the event that it has been determined that the first phase difference amount is larger than a first threshold value, and then by executing focus detection after the focus adjustment operation, in the event that it has been determined that reliability of both the first phase difference amount and the second phase difference amount is high, and that a difference between the two is smaller than a second threshold value, and that it has been determined that the first phase difference amount is smaller than the first threshold value, a focus adjustment operation is carried out based on a second phase difference amount.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174978

Semiconductor device, method of positioning semiconductor device, and positioning apparatus for semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor chip that has a first connection terminal for wiring connection; a substrate that has a second connection terminal for wiring connection, the second connection terminal being electrically connected to the first connection terminal; and a reflective surface that reflects light from the first connection terminal and the second connection terminal in a thickness direction of the substrate or the semiconductor chip.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172975

Microscope device, storage medium and observation method

A microscope device 10 includes a color camera 3 that obtains observation images of a sample, an image process device that performs a mapped image generation process of generating a mapped image by combining a plurality of observation images obtained by the color camera 3, and a determination device that performs a first determination process of determining whether or not to use the observation images for the mapped image generation process. The image process device generates a mapped image by combining the observation images, including an observation image determined to be used for the mapped image generation process in the first determination process, and refrains from using, for the mapped image generation process, an observation image determined to be not used for the mapped image generation process in the first determination process.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180169867

Manipulator system

A manipulator system including a manipulator having: an insertion part; a first bend joint configured to pivot a distal end part of the insertion part about an axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the insertion part; a rotation joint configured to rotate the distal end part about the longitudinal axis; and an operation input part configured to input an operation instruction. The operation input part includes: a bending-operation input part configured to input an operation instruction to the bend joint; a rotation-operation input part configured to input an operation instruction to the rotation joint; and a control unit including a hardware. ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168767

Surgical microscope device and surgical microscope system

A surgical electronic microscope device (10) includes a microscope unit (110) and a support unit (120) that supports the microscope unit (110). The microscope unit (110) images an operative site of a patient (330) on an operating table (340), and outputs an image signal. ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168669

Scanning ureteroscope for maximizing efficiency in laser lithotripsy

A surgical laser system comprises a laser source configured to generate laser energy; a laser fiber optically coupled to the laser source and configured to discharge the laser energy generated by the laser source; a rocker arm configured to control an orientation of the discharged laser energy; and a controller configured to control a movement of the rocker arm in response to feedback of the discharged laser energy or to pre-defined settings of the laser source.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168571

Suture member

A suture member includes: a suture needle of which a distal end is sharp; a suture thread which includes a first end portion and a second end portion, of which the first end portion is connected to the suture needle, and which sutures the tissue; a first loop portion which has a ring shape, through which the suture needle is capable of passing, and which is connected to the second end portion; and a second loop portion which has a ring shape, through which the suture needle is capable of passing, which is connected to the second end portion, and which is provided to separate from the first loop.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168570

Suture body and suture system

A suture body includes: a suture thread having a first end and a second end and fixed to a living tissue; a suture needle connected to the first end; and a thread fixing member connected to the second end. The thread fixing member includes: a rod-shaped protruding portion; and an elastic member having an outer circumferential surface and arranged so that the thread fixing member is in contact with the outer circumferential surface at a predetermined contact pressure. ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168541

Ultrasound endoscope

An ultrasound endoscope includes: an insertion portion; an ultrasound functional unit including an ultrasound transducer; an endoscope functional unit that at least includes an imaging optical system; and a balloon locking portion configured to connect the ultrasound functional unit and the endoscope functional unit, the balloon locking portion having a groove shape that can lock a balloon. A first plane passes, in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the insertion portion, through a first end portion of the ultrasound transducer near the endoscope functional unit, the first plane being perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the insertion portion, and the first plane is positioned closer to a proximal end than a second plane passing through a second end portion of the balloon locking portion near the ultrasound functional unit, the second plane being perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the insertion portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168436

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a grasp section. The grasp section includes: a first surface adjacent, in the longitudinal axis, to a surface where the bending operation knob is provided, a protruding portion radially outwardly protruding to the longitudinal axis at a position adjacent to the first surface around the longitudinal axis, a first inclined surface provided on the protruding portion at a side adjacent to the first surface and inclined to the first surface, and a second inclined surface which is provided, on the protruding portion, at a side opposite to the first inclined surface across the protruding portion, and which is inclined to the first surface.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180168046

Endoscope, electronic unit and method for manufacturing electronic unit

An endoscope includes an image pickup unit at a distal end portion of an insertion portion, the image pickup unit includes a chip part provided with a first electrode pad and a second electrode pad, an image pickup device provided with a third electrode pad and a wiring board including a flying lead, the flying lead is inserted into a gap between the chip part and the image pickup device, the first electrode pad and the flying lead are bonded together via a first bump, a bonded portion between the first electrode pad and the flying lead is sealed with first sealing resin, the second electrode pad and the third electrode pad are bonded together via a second bump which is higher than the first bump and sealed with second sealing resin having a young's modulus lower than a young's modulus of the first sealing resin.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167575

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes n first photoelectric conversion elements configured to photoelectrically convert incident light, n first reading circuits configured to output corresponding first pixel signals, m second photoelectric conversion elements configured to photoelectrically convert incident light, m second reading circuits configured to sequentially output corresponding second pixel signals, and a reading control circuit, wherein each of the second reading circuits includes a detection circuit configured to output an event signal when a change in a second charge signal is detected and a pixel signal generation circuit configured to add address information to an event signal, and the reading control circuit causes the first pixel signal to be output by determining a reading region corresponding to address information, and n and m are natural numbers greater than or equal to 2.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167569

Image pickup apparatus, image pickup method, and recording medium having recorded image pickup program

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device that includes pixels in a predetermined color array and is configured to be able to acquire a plurality of color array images corresponding to the color array through pixel shift; a chromatic aberration correction processing section configured to receive the plurality of color array images and to perform chromatic aberration correction processing on each of the plurality of color array images; a pixel shift composition processing section configured to perform pixel shift composition processing on the plurality of color array images that are subjected to the chromatic aberration correction processing by the chromatic aberration correction processing section, to acquire a pixel shift high-resolution image; and a demosaicking processing section configured to perform demosaicking processing on the pixel shift high-resolution image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167561

Detection device and microscope system

Observation in which the properties of a detection element are utilized is performed. Provided is a detection device including: a detector that has a linear response characteristic, in which an output signal changes linearly, and a nonlinear response characteristic, in which the output signal changes nonlinearly, and that detects light from a sample and outputs the output signal in accordance with the intensity of the light; a light detection circuit that is capable of switching between a first amplification factor and a second amplification factor, the light detection circuit amplifying the output signal output from the detector based on the first amplification factor or the second amplification factor so as to generate a brightness signal; and an input unit with which a user is allowed to switch the amplification factor for the output signal to be used between the first amplification factor and the second amplification factor.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166492

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a plurality of first connectors, and a plurality of second connectors. The plurality of first connectors are configured to transmit a first signal. ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164582

Endoscope optical adapter and endoscope

An endoscope optical adapter includes an objective lens for observation, a lens frame configured to hold the objective lens, and a cover member fixed to an outer circumference of the lens frame and extended to an inner side to surround the objective lens. A path for discharging a droplet adhering to the objective lens is provided at a distal end portion of the lens frame or a distal end portion of the cover member.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164570

Microscope device, storage medium and observation method

A microscope device 10 includes a color camera 4 that obtains an observation image, and a control device 20 functioning as an image process device that performs, in a state in which the color camera 4 is obtaining the observation images under a particular observation condition, a mapped image generation process in which the obtained observation images are combined so as to generate a mapped image, halts the mapped image generation process when the state transitions to a state that is an observation condition other than the particular observation condition from the state, and restarts the mapped image generation process when the state again transitions to a state in which the color camera 4 is obtaining the observation images under the particular observation condition.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164569

Microplate and microscope system

This microplate includes: container sections having wells that open at a first plane and that accommodate samples; and a connection section connecting a plurality of rows of the container sections to be arrayed in a manner where the rows are spaced from each other in a direction along the first plane, wherein each of the container sections includes: at least one side wall section that is optically transparent at at least a portion thereof; and a bottom surface section that is disposed on a second plane on a side opposite from the first plane and that is optically transparent at at least a portion thereof, a recessed section is provided between neighboring rows of the container sections, and the recessed section allows an optical member to be inserted thereinto via the second plane, wherein the optical member introduces sheet-shaped illumination light to the well via the side wall section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164563

Scanning confocal microscope apparatus, scanning control method, and recording medium

A scanning confocal microscope apparatus includes: a scanning confocal microscope that includes an objective lens; a computing device that divides a range in a direction of an optical axis of the objective lens of a preliminary scanning area on which preliminary scanning has been performed into a plurality of groups, in accordance with data obtained by performing the preliminary scanning using the scanning confocal microscope; and a controller that controls the scanning confocal microscope so as to perform principal scanning in which at least a portion of the preliminary scanning area is scanned under a measurement condition determined for each of the plurality of groups.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180161142

Pulmonary nodule access devices and methods of using the same

A device for providing access to a nodule, lesion, or pathological area in a lung or other body organ or lumen. The device includes a sheath portion having a proximal end and a distal end and a plurality of stabilization wires. ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180161094

Fibroid ablation positioning device and methods

A method of treating a patient with a bioelectrical system is provided. The method may include inserting a probe into a first position in an anatomy of the patient, the system being provided with a plurality of electrodes; energizing a first electrode of the plurality of electrodes with a measurement level of power; determining a complex impedance in the patient's anatomy; determining whether the first position is a desired position of the probe for ablating a predetermined portion of tissue of the patient, based on the complex impedance determined; and energizing one of the plurality of electrodes with an ablation level of power, the ablation level of power being greater than the measurement level of power. ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180161063

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

An ultrasound observation apparatus for generating an ultrasound image based on an ultrasound echo acquired by an ultrasound probe provided with an ultrasound transducer includes: a puncture needle detection unit configured to detect an image of a puncture needle displayed in the ultrasound image; a motion extraction unit configured to extract a linear motion at a point of the puncture needle based on a history of the image of the puncture needle in the ultrasound image; and a composite image generation unit configured to generate a composite image by generating loci of the linear motions extracted by the motion extraction unit and superimposing the loci on the ultrasound image, the composite image generation unit generating the composite image by using the loci of the linear motions having passed through a common section a plurality of times among the loci of the linear motions extracted by the motion extraction unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180161062

Treatment tool

A treatment tool includes a sheath, a first grasping member, a second grasping member and a swing member. The first grasping member protrudes from a distal portion of the sheath. ... Olympus Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180160882

Shape detection device

A shape detection device includes a flexible insertion section, a curved-shape detection sensor and a flexible exterior tube member arranged in the insertion section. The sensor includes an optical fiber, one or more detecting parts to change characteristics of light propagated by the optical fiber in accordance with a curved shape of the optical fiber, and a light detector. ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158576

Medical coaxial connector, medical coaxial cable, and medical observation system

A medical coaxial connector includes: an internal conductor configured to be electrically connected to an other-side inner conductor when the medical coaxial connector is connected to an other-side medical coaxial connector; an outer conductor electrically connected to the inner conductor, formed in a tubular shape surrounding the inner conductor, and configured to be electrically connected to an other-side outer conductor when the medical coaxial connector is connected to the other-side medical coaxial connector; and an insulating body that is placed on inner periphery side of the outer conductor and formed in a cylindrical shape surrounding the inner conductor. The insulating body is configured to be placed on inner periphery side of the other-side outer conductor and a leading end of the insulating body in a connection direction toward the other-side coaxial connector is configured to protrude more in the connection direction than the inner conductor.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158450

Speech recognition apparatus and speech recognition method

A speech recognition apparatus according to an embodiment includes a microphone that acquires an audio stream in which speech vocalized by a person is recorded, a camera that acquires an image data in which at least a mouth of the person is captured, and an operation element that recognizes speech including a consonant vocalized by the person, based on the audio stream, estimates the consonant vocalized by the person, based on the shape of the mouth of the person in the image data, and specifies the consonant based on the estimated consonant and the speech-recognized consonant.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158223

Endoscope system and endoscope image generation method

An endoscope system includes a borescope configured to pick up images of a rotatable inspection target with a linear sensor at predetermined time intervals to acquire a plurality of first inspection target images, a borescope configured to pick up images of the inspection target with a linear sensor at the predetermined time intervals in synchronization with the acquisition timing of the first inspection target images to acquire a plurality of second inspection target images, and a pc. The pc reconstructs image data on each of the plurality of first inspection target images based on time-series image information formed of the second inspection target images arranged over time and a correction table containing a position of a pixel including a predetermined feature quantity in each of the second inspection target images and an amount of an angle of rotation of the inspection target.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158183

Correction information generation apparatus, and correction information generation method for correcting image of rotating inspection target

A pc acquires a plurality of images along a rotating direction of an inspection target with a linear sensor at predetermined time intervals Δti, extracts position change information representing a change in an on-image position of a pixel having a predetermined feature value or a predetermined pixel value of the acquired images arranged along a time lapse, and generates information on correspondence between the position of the pixel in each of the images and an angle of rotation of the inspection target from the position change information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180157152

Image pickup system, image pickup apparatus, and interchangeable lens

An image pickup system includes an interchangeable lens and an image pickup apparatus body, the interchangeable lens including a lens characteristic data storage portion, and a communication portion, the image pickup apparatus body including a solid-state image pickup device configured to output first image data, an image processing portion configured to perform distortion aberration correction processing on the first image data, and output second image data, and a correction coefficient calculation portion configured to compare information on an image height of the second image data with the information on the image height range supporting the read-out distortion aberration characteristic information and, if the image height of the second image data falls within the range, calculate a distortion aberration correction coefficient on the basis of corresponding distortion aberration characteristic. The image processing portion performs the distortion aberration correction processing using the calculated distortion aberration correction coefficient.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153576

Medical instrument and manufacturing method of covering for metallic component

A medical instrument includes: a metallic component on which a concave surface concaved with respect to a surface of the metallic component is formed; and a covering that covers the concave surface while receiving a compressive force from the concave surface of the metallic component.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153569

Forceps-type treatment instrument

A forceps-type treatment instrument includes an end effector including a pair of clamps. In one of the clamps, a swinger is extended along an extending axis and swings relative to a supporting section around a swing axis extended along a direction intersecting with the extending axis and intersecting with an open and close direction of the clamp. ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153539

Suturing device

A device suturing device includes a flexbile tubular insertion portion; a suturing portion disposed at a distal end portion thereof holding a tubular anchor through which a suture thread is insertable; an operation portion disposed at a proximal end portion of the insertion portion; and a suture thread grasping portion inserted through the insertion portion and insertable through the anchor, wherein the suturing portion includes an installation surface on which the anchor is held; a pressing member including a convex portion being arranged to face the installation surface for pressing the anchor; and a driver operating the pressing member via the operation portion, wherein a concave portion is formed on the installation surface into which the convex portion is enterable, and the anchor is sandwiched between the concave portion and the convex portion to be swaged and deformed such that the suture thread is fixed to the anchor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153536

Treatment instrument for endoscope

A treatment instrument for an endoscope is equipped with a sheath; and a balloon which is provided at the sheath, the balloon being configured to be expandable to an unfolded inflated shape from a folded initial shape by supplying a fluid, the balloon having a first region and a second region provided at both end portions in a longitudinal direction, and an intermediate section provided between the first region and the second region. In the initial shape of the balloon, an amount of residual strain of the intermediate section is larger than the amount of residual strain of the first region and the amount of residual strain of the second region. ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153482

Medical monitoring apparatus

A medical monitoring apparatus that monitors a status of a patient according to biological information of the patient includes a reliability evaluator 510 configured to obtain first biological information measured by a bedside monitor 200 and second biological information measured by a wearable sensor 300, and to evaluate a reliability of the second biological information according to a correlation between the first biological information and the second biological information, the first biological information and the second biological information belonging to an identical measurement item, and an alert determinator 600 configured to determine, using the first biological information and the second biological information, whether to issue an alert about an abnormality under a condition that depends on the reliability.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153382

Optical scanning endoscope and optical fiber scanning apparatus

An optical fiber scanning apparatus includes a tubular housing, an optical fiber disposed along a z axis, which is a center axis of the housing, provided with a magnet, and configured to emit light from a free end thereof, an x-axis coil including at least one spiral coil configured to apply a magnetic field in an x-axis direction orthogonal to the z axis, a y-axis coil including at least one spiral coil configured to apply a magnetic field in a y-axis direction orthogonal to the z axis and the x axis, and a magnetic-field inducing section including an inner magnetic-field inducing section including a core disposed in a center portion on an inside, which is the center axis side of the spiral coils, and an outer magnetic-field inducing section disposed on an outside opposite to the inside.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153377

Endoscope

An endoscope adapted to insert a treatment tool includes: an opening portion from which the treatment tool protrudes, the opening portion being provided on a distal end of the endoscope; a rotary shaft rotatably mounted in the opening portion, a direction of a shaft center being perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the endoscope; and a raise base that is attachable to the rotary shaft and detachable from the rotary shaft in a predetermined attaching/detaching direction through the opening portion and is capable of rising around the rotary shaft while being attached to the rotary shaft.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153374

Signal transmission circuit and endoscope system

A signal transmission circuit includes an impedance conversion circuit and a current-voltage conversion circuit. A first current is input to the impedance conversion circuit. ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152651

Image capturing apparatus

. . An image capturing apparatus includes: a ghost detection unit that detects a ghost generated in a signal obtained from an image capturing element; a correction-target-pixel setting unit that sets, as a correction-target pixel, an image pixel affected by crosstalk of the ghost from among image pixels adjacent to a focus-detection pixel; and a pixel correction unit that corrects the correction-target pixel according to a correction value calculated from an image pixel located in the vicinity of the correction-target pixel.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152644

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a first semiconductor substrate to which light is incident; a second semiconductor substrate stacked to the first semiconductor substrate; n first photoelectric conversion devices periodically arranged in the first semiconductor substrate and generating first electric charge signals; n first reading circuits arranged in correspondence with the n first photoelectric conversion devices in the first semiconductor substrate, respectively, each of the n first reading circuits accumulating the first electric charge signal outputting a signal voltage corresponding to the accumulated first electric charge signal as a first pixel signal; a driving circuit sequentially outputting the first pixel signal; m second photoelectric conversion devices periodically arranged in one of the first/second semiconductor substrates and generating second electric charge signals; and m second reading circuits sequentially outputting a second pixel signal, wherein m and n are natural numbers equal to 2 or more than 2.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152621

Imaging apparatus, control method of imaging apparatus, and storage medium storing control program of imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit and a control unit. The imaging unit accumulates electric charges synchronously with an imaging control signal to generate an imaging signal. ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152620

Focus adjustment device, focus adjustment method, and non-transitory storage medium for storing focus adjustment programs

An extreme value detection section performs a scan operation to detect and store an extreme value of a contrast and a direction of change in the contrast while performing scan driving of a focus lens, based on a direction indicated by a defocus amount. A determination start position calculation section calculates a determination start position corresponding to a position of the focus lens where a determination whether the scan operation is stopped is started, as a position precedent to an in-focus position based on the defocus amount. ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152619

Focus adjustment device, focus adjustment method, and non-transitory storage medium for storing focus adjustment programs

A focus detection section performs focus detection based on image signals of focus detection pixels of an image pickup device, included in the image signals acquired based on an exposure value for a live view display, calculates a gain correction value to correct the image signals of the focus detection pixels based on a result of the focus detection, and corrects image signals of focus detection pixels to be acquired by a next image pickup operation with the gain correction value to perform the focus detection. A control section causes the image pickup device to perform an af image pickup operation using exposure value corrected based on the gain correction value, as an exposure value for the af image pickup operation. ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152612

Imaging device, control method thereof, and recording medium

An imaging device includes an image sensor that converts a subject image formed by a photographing lens into an electrical signal and outputs the electrical signal, a mechanical shutter that controls the image sensor to be in a light-shielding state or in an exposed state, and a display device that performs a live-view display according to an output of the image sensor. The imaging device causes the image sensor to start imaging of a live view after photographing a still image, detects that the mechanical shutter is in a fully open state, after the start of the imaging, and performs a ranging operation or the like according to the output of the image sensor obtained by imaging the live view, after the detection.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150675

Processing device, processing method, and information storage device

A processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process of acquiring a tissue image obtained by capturing an image of a tissue and a process of determining a property of the tissue image acquired, and setting a plurality of identification criteria for identifying a state of the tissue as a normal state or an abnormal state, based on the tissue image and the property of the tissue image.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149850

Microscope illumination device and microscope

A microscope illumination device includes a white led light source, and an illumination optical system that includes an aperture stop on a plane on which light from the white led light source is condensed. The white led light source includes a board, a plurality of led chips that are arranged on the board and that each emit excitation light, and a phosphor layer that is provided so as to cover the plurality of led chips and that includes at least three types of phosphors. ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149849

Fluorescence observation unit and fluorescence observation apparatus

A fluorescence observation apparatus includes a fluorescence observation unit, which includes a scanner that scans ultrashort pulsed laser light from a light source, a pupil projection lens that focuses the laser light scanned by the scanner, an image-forming lens that converts the focused laser light to substantially collimated light and causes the laser light to be incident on an objective lens, and a dichroic mirror that splits off fluorescence that is generated by the laser light focused on a sample by the objective lens and is collected by the objective lens. A photodetector detects the fluorescence split off by the dichroic mirror. ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149562

Specimen staining system

Provided is a specimen staining system including: a staining device that can selectively perform multiple types of staining on a specimen on a glass slide; an observation device that can obtain an image of the stained specimen stained by the staining device; a transfer device that transfers the glass slide loaded with the specimen between the observation device and the staining device; and a controller that controls the transfer device and the staining device so as to select the type of staining based on the image of the specimen obtained by the observation device and perform the staining.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146972

Device for axial attachment and radial detachment of disposable blades

Disclosed herein is a medical apparatus. The medical apparatus includes an adapter, a tool hub, and a releasing member. ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146958

Tissue collecting tool and tissue collecting system

A tissue collecting tool includes: a main body that is long; an operation part arranged on a proximal end side of the main body; a bag part including a bottom portion and an opening portion and having a part of the opening portion fixed to the main body such that the opening portion is positioned on a further proximal end side than the bottom portion; and a linear member connected to the opening portion and the operation part and raising the opening portion by being moved in a longitudinal direction of the main body.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146951

Ultrasonic transducer and ultrasonic probe

An ultrasound transducer includes: a plurality of ultrasound elements, each of the ultrasound elements including at least an element configured to emit an ultrasound wave according to an input of an electrical signal and convert the ultrasound wave entered from an outside into an echo signal, and one or a plurality of acoustic matching layers laminated on the element and configured to match acoustic impedance between the element and an observation target; and a connecting portion protruding to an opposite side of the element with respect to a plane passing through a surface of the acoustic matching layer, and configured to connect the ultrasound elements adjacent to each other among the plurality of ultrasound elements.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146847

Image processing device, imaging system, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

An image processing device includes: an absorbance calculating unit configured to calculate absorbances at wavelengths based on pixel values of a plurality of pixels constituting an image; a component amount estimating unit configured to estimate amounts of two or more kinds of light absorbing components contained respectively in two or more kinds of tissue including specified tissue by using an absorbance in a first wavelength band among the absorbances at the wavelengths calculated by the absorbance calculating unit, the first wavelength band being a part of the wavelengths; an estimation error calculating unit configured to calculate estimation errors caused by the component amount estimating unit; and a depth estimating unit configured to estimate a depth at which the specified tissue is present in the object based on an estimation error in a second wavelength band with shorter wavelength than the first wavelength band among the estimation errors.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146845

Marking method and resecting method

A marking method includes: a step of irradiating, with first light (narrow band light) from an endoscope, an observation target site not suitable for spray of a coloring agent in a subject; a step of picking up an image of, through the endoscope, second light (reflected light of the narrow band light) generated at the observation target site through irradiation of the observation target site with the narrow band light; a step of displaying an image in which a site suspected to be a tumor is highlighted by generating the image based on the second light received through the endoscope; and a step of providing a tissue denatured portion around the site suspected to be a tumor by using an energy radiation device while the displayed image is observed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146152

Imaging device and endoscope system

An imaging device includes a plurality of pixels, a reference current generation circuit, a differential current generation circuit, a reference voltage generation circuit, a conversion circuit, and an output circuit. The differential current generation circuit generates a differential current according to a difference between a pixel current and a reference current. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146140

Imaging device, imaging method, and recording medium

An imaging device includes: an area setting unit which sets a first area and a second area other than the first area on the captured image acquired by an imaging unit; a main subject setting unit which sets a main subject based on the captured image acquired by the imaging unit or another image; a subject tracking unit which periodically detects the position of the main subject on the captured image acquired by the imaging unit; a variable power unit which zooms on a zoom-up side or a wide angle side; and a control unit which directs the variable power unit to zoom on a wide angle side when a zoom state of the variable power unit is on a zoom-up side and the main subject exists in the second area, wherein the variable power unit zooms according to the direction of the control unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146131

Focusing device, camera system, and focusing method

A focusing device includes at least one circuit which controls a first focusing operation using a contrast detection scheme, a second focusing operation using a phase detection scheme, and a setting operation to set a limited range. The circuit is configured to, in the first focusing operation, obtain a contrast evaluation value for positions of a focus lens within the limited range and a predetermined range beyond the limited range, and control a focusing operation based on the obtained contrast evaluation value, and in the second focusing operation, determine an out-of-focus state if a focal position of the focus lens based on a calculated defocus amount is outside the limited range or outside a first limited range having a boundary outside the limited range.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144453

Medical signal processing apparatus and medical observation system

A medical signal processing apparatus processes image signals input from an imaging device. The image signals corresponds to a result of examining a subject, and the imaging device sequentially outputs the image signals from multiple pixels arrayed in a matrix according to a raster to the medical signal processing apparatus. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144443

Image-processing device, image-processing method, and microscope

An image-processing device is provided with: a pattern-matching portion that performs pattern matching between a first image and a second image acquired before the first image and that outputs a motion vector between the images and an evaluation value that indicates the accuracy of the motion vector; a recursive noise-reduction portion that outputs a noise reduction image, which is the first image to which noise reduction has been applied, and that performs noise reduction in which an image based on the first image and an image based on the noise reduction image formed in the past are mixed in accordance with a predetermined recursion amount; and a controlling portion that controls a recursion amount in the recursive noise-reduction portion on the basis of the motion vector and the evaluation value output by the pattern-matching portion and a gain that is applied to the first image to adjust a brightness thereof.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143399

Imaging apparatus and position detection method

An imaging apparatus, comprising a detection element that outputs analog signals in accordance with position of the operation member, an a/d converter that converts the analog signals to digital values, and a controller that detects position of the operation member, wherein the controller, when it is determined that the operation member is stopped, compares an average value of a first number of digital values with a first threshold value, and determines that the operation member is moving if it has been determined that the average value is greater than the first threshold value, and when it is determined that the operation member is moving, compares a difference between a newest digital value and a digital value that was acquired a second number previously with a second threshold value, and determines that the operation member has stopped if it is determined that the difference is smaller than the second threshold value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143396

Lens drive device and lens drive method

A controller within a lens drive device, the controller comprising an open loop control section that performs open loop control of the stepping motor using a given excitation position change and a given drive voltage, and a closed loop control section that, at the time of rotating the stepping motor, calculates tracking lag for change in rotational position for change in excitation position, and performs closed loop control of drive speed and drive voltage of the stepping motor in accordance with a control error, which is a difference between target tracking lag and tracking lag, wherein the closed loop control section performs at least open loop control of drive voltage during an acceleration operation of the stepping motor, as well as closed loop control of drive voltage and drive speed in accordance with control error by transitioning to closed loop control of drive voltage when an acceleration operation is completed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143220

Atomic force microscope and control method of the same

An atomic force microscope is to acquire sample information by a raster scanning of a cantilever with respect to a sample. The atomic force microscope includes a raster-scanning-information generator to generate raster scanning information including timing information. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143161

Eddy current array probe and method for lift-off compensation during operation without known lift references

The invention provides a method for compensating the sensitivity variations induced by lift-off variations for an eddy current array probe. The invention uses the eddy current array probe coils in two separate ways to produce a first set of detection channels and a second set of lift-off measurement channels without the need to add coils dedicated to the lift-off measurement operation. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140872

Ultrasonic treatment apparatus and ultrasonic treatment assembly

A ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a handpiece. The handpiece includes a probe and a hollow sheath. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140812

Treatment tool for endoscope

A treatment tool for an endoscope of the present invention includes a sheath, a balloon provided at the sheath and configured to be expandable to an inflated state from a reduced diameter state by injecting a fluid, a shaft member inserted through an inside of the balloon and configured to extend along a longitudinal axis of the sheath from a distal end of the balloon to a proximal end thereof, and an adhering portion provided on a side of an inner surface of a central portion of the balloon in a direction of the longitudinal axis, formed of an adhering material applied or adhered to the shaft member and configured to hold the central portion in a state in which the central portion is reduced in diameter.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140350

Treatment instrument

A treatment instrument includes a first treatment portion including a first member with a first contact surface and a second member with a second contact surface; a movement mechanism to switch between a closed position where the first and second contact surfaces are close to each other and an open position where the first and second contact surfaces are separated each other; and a second treatment portion juxtaposed to the first treatment portion. A distal end of the second treatment portion is located at a distal side in the longitudinal axis than a distal end of the first treatment portion on the closed position.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140346

Operation method of electric power source device, electric power source device, and high-frequency treatment system

A method of operating a power source device for a high-frequency treatment instrument adapted to perform high-frequency treatment for biological tissue includes causing a high-frequency power source circuit to output power; setting a target impedance value which gradually increases from a change-over impedance value to a stop impedance value; regularly comparing a measured impedance value to the target impedance value; causing the high-frequency power source circuit to lower the power by a first ratio if the measured impedance value is greater than the target impedance value, and to raise the power by a second ratio if the measured impedance value is smaller than the target impedance value; and causing the high-frequency power source circuit to terminate the output upon the value for impedance reaching the stop impedance value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140320

Medical device

A medical device includes a snare wire advanceable and retractable inserted through a channel in an insertion portion that is inserted through an endoscope; a substantially tubular cap member including a first portion and a second portion connected to a distal end of the insertion portion, the cap member having an annular distal end surface, the first portion being attachable to the distal end of the insertion portion in phase with the channel, and the cap member having an internal space formed by the first portion and the second portion; and a guide member being linearly extended along an internal surface of the distal end side of the cap member at a side of the second portion, the guide member being configured to guide the snare wire to form a loop and to restrict a retraction of the snare wire toward the side of the insertion portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140294

Suture device

A suture device including: an elongated shaft member; a pair of gripping members; and a passing mechanism that transfers a suture needle between the gripping members, wherein the passing mechanism is provided with fitting holes provided in the individual gripping members and to which the suture needle is fitted, holding members that are inserted into recessed portions in outer circumferential surface of the suture needle by being pulled toward the proximal end sides thereof in directions that intersect axes of the individual fitting holes, a swing member that is provided so as to be swingable about an axis that is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis, a pair of tensile-force transmitting members that transmit tensile forces that cause the swing member to be swung, axial-force transmitting members that transmit axial forces associated with swinging of the swing member, and hold-state maintaining mechanism that maintains the holding members in the recessed portions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140275

Ultrasonic probe

An ultrasonic probe includes a first bent extending portion provided on a distal side with respect to a narrowed portion and extending in such a state as to bend toward a first crossing direction side crossing a longitudinal axis, and a second bent extending portion continuous with the distal side of the first bent extending portion and extending in such a state as to bend toward second crossing direction side opposite to the first crossing direction. The second bent extending portion includes a blade portion, and in a projection seen from the distal side, the first bent extending portion and the second bent extending portion are located within a minimum inside diameter of a sheath.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140254

Apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method for detecting biological data of target patient from attachable sensor attached to target patient

A apparatus for detecting a biological data of a target patient from an attachable sensor attached to the target patient includes a circuit and a storage that stores therein a first correspondence relationship between a state of a battery included in the sensor and a measurement error of the sensor. The circuit obtains the biological data and battery data indicating the state of the battery, the obtained biological data and the obtained battery data being collected by the sensor, and generates corrected biological data by correcting the biological data according to the battery data, wherein the generating of the corrected biological data includes generating correction data that depends on the battery data by referring to the storage that stores the first correspondence relationship, and generating the corrected biological data by correcting the biological data using the correction data.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140231

Apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method for detecting biological data of target patient from attachable sensor attached to target patient

An apparatus for detecting a biological data of a target patient from an attachable sensor attached to the target patient includes a circuit. The circuit obtains a first piece of biological data and patient-state data of the target patient. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140202

Apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method for detecting biological data of target patient from attachable sensor attached to target patient

A apparatus for detecting a biological data of a target patient from an attachable sensor attached to the target patient includes a circuit. The circuit obtains the biological data and sensor-state data of the sensor, the biological data and the sensor-state data being collected by the sensor. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140193

Apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method for detecting biological data of target patient from attachable sensor attached to target patient

An apparatus for detecting a biological data of a target patient from an attachable sensor attached to the target patient includes a circuit. The circuit obtains a first piece of biological data of the target patient and second piece of biological data of the target patient that is a different type of biological data than the first piece of biological data. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140192

Apparatus, system, computer-readable medium, and method for controlling communication with attachable sensor attached to target patient

An apparatus for controlling communication with an attachable sensor attached to a target patient includes a circuit. The circuit obtains a first piece of battery data indicating a state of a first battery included in the sensor, the first piece of battery data being transmitted from the sensor to the apparatus through a network. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140174

Blood-vessel recognition system

Unnecessary emission of strong laser light is automatically prevented. Provided is a blood-vessel recognition system including: a laser-light source; a blood-vessel recognition probe that has a probe body that is inserted into a body and a laser-light emitting unit that is provided on the probe body and that emits laser light supplied from the laser-light source; an in-use-state determining unit that determines whether the blood-vessel recognition probe is in an in-use state in which the laser light emitted from the laser-light emitting unit is radiated onto living tissue in the body; and a control unit that controls the laser-light source on the basis of a determination result obtained by the in-use-state determining unit, such that the intensity of the laser light is reduced when the blood-vessel recognition probe is not in the in-use state, compared with when the blood-vessel recognition probe is in the in-use state.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140173

Imaging system and endoscope system

An imaging system includes an illumination portion, an imager, a reader, and an illumination controller configured to control an intensity of illumination light based on modulated illumination in a non-reading period. The modulated illumination has a first integrated light amount as a product of a variable intensity of a first pulse and an output period of the illumination light and a second integrated light amount as a product of a constant intensity of a second pulse and the output period. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140171

Cover removal tool for endoscope

The cover removal tool of the endoscope includes an enclosure, which is a fit hole that is fitted to cover the distal end cover having a locking portion and mounted on the distal end assembly, which is provided at the tip of the insertion section. The cover removal tool is provided with a protrusion that protrudes inside the enclosure. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140169

Attachment for endoscope, endoscope system and method for indwelling indwelling tool in luminal tissue

An attachment for an endoscope includes: a tubular main body having a proximal end portion; a partition part provided in the main body, the partition part being provided at a position at which a distance from the proximal. End portion to the partition part is longer than a protrusion length of a distal end portion of a device in contact with the partition part toward a proximal end side of the main body, to prevent the distal end portion of the device entering from a distal end side of the main body from coming into contact with a distal end surface of the insertion part; and a communication part provided in the partition part, the communication part forming a communication passage through which a proximal end side and a distal end side of the partition part communicate with each other in the main body.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140168

Manipulator, medical system, and medical system control method

A medical system including a manipulator having a longitudinal portion with a proximal end and a distal end; a rotation driving unit connected to the longitudinal portion for rotating the proximal end; an uneven portion disposed on an outer circumference surface in the vicinity of the distal end and being along a helix; a bendable portion disposed at the distal end; a bending driving unit bending the bendable portion; a shape sensor unit detecting a bending amount and a bending direction of the bendable portion; a rotation angle sensor unit detecting a rotation angle and a rotation direction of the longitudinal portion; and a control unit controlling operations of the rotation driving unit and the bending driving unit, wherein the distal end and the uneven portion are rotatable about the longitudinal axis following the rotation of the proximal end when the proximal end is rotated by the rotation driving unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139792

Wireless communication terminal, wireless communication system, wireless communication method, and non-transitory medium saving program

A wireless communication terminal includes a first communication module performing wireless communication with an external terminal by using a first communication protocol; a second communication module performing wireless communication with the external terminal by using a second communication protocol; and a generation unit, wherein when the first communication module receives a connection request and terminal-specifying information specifying the external terminal, the generation unit generates a network identifier used for identifying a network using the second communication protocol based on the terminal-specifying information, the generation unit causes the second communication module to establish a logical link of communication with the external terminal by using the network identifier, and the generation unit subsequently causes the second communication module to start the network based on the network identifier such that the network is in a communicable state for the external terminal on a higher layer than a layer of the logical link.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139395

Image pickup system, image processing method, and recording medium

An image pickup system includes an image pickup section configured to pick up an optical image formed by an interchangeable lens and output picked-up image data having a predetermined sampling frequency, a super-resolution synthesizing section and a resizing section configured to generate image data having higher resolution from picked-up image data corresponding to a partial region in a screen, and a control section configured to determine, on the basis of an mtf characteristic value corresponding to the partial region among a plurality of mtf characteristic values and the predetermined sampling frequency, an upper limit of the resolution of the generated image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137619

Image data transfer system, connection node, medical work area and method for transferring image data and for configuring an image data transfer system

An image data transfer system including: at least one image data source; at least one image data sink; and a connection node; wherein the connection node is coupled to the image data source and the image data sink via at least one data connection; the image data source is configured to provide image data in at least two different data formats; the image data sink is configured to process image data in one of the at least two data formats; and the connection node is configured to receive information relating to a selection of the image data sink and to establish a data transfer path between a selected image data sink and the image data source, the data transfer path being configured in that, from the image data source, image data is provided to the selected image data sink in the data format of the selected image data sink.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136456

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an insertion portion in which an image pickup unit configured to pick up an image of an object to be examined and generate a video signal is disposed in a distal end; a video processor configured to process the video signal generated by the image pickup unit; and a signal transmission path connecting the image pickup unit and the video processor, and at least a part of the signal transmission path is a waveguide configured to allow propagation of a millimeter wave or a submillimeter wave, and signal transmission is performed by the waveguide.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136455

Optical scanning method and optical scanning apparatus

An optical scanning method includes detecting a resonance frequency of a tip of a fiber while sweeping a vibration frequency of the tip of the fiber over a predetermined frequency range, the tip of the fiber being supported to allow oscillation, determining a driving frequency of the tip of the fiber on the basis of the detected resonance frequency, and scanning light over an object by causing the light to be emitted from the tip of the fiber while driving and vibrating the tip of the fiber at the driving frequency.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136454

Light source apparatus

An optical sensor that detects intensity of light is disposed, inside an optical case, at a position that allows the optical sensor to receive light other than light received by a lens system, out of light emitted by an led. The optical sensor is housed in a dedicated photometric case. ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136445

Microscope

To provide a microscope including: an objective optical system that condenses light from a sample; a relay optical system that relays the light condensed by the objective optical system; a photodetector detects the light coming from the objective optical system and relayed by the relay optical system; and a variable-focus optical system disposed at a position between the photodetector and the objective optical system, the position being optically conjugate to a pupil of the objective optical system, the variable-focus optical system being capable of changing a focal position of the objective optical system in a direction along an objective optical axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136439

Converter lens device and photographing system including the same

The present disclosure is directed to a converter lens device that includes a first mount to which a master lens device is capable of being attached, a second mount to which a camera body is capable of being attached and a converter lens having a negative refractive power, wherein, an optical system comprising the converter lens device and the master lens device has a focal length longer than a focal length of an optical system of the master lens device, the converter lens comprises sequentially from an object side, a first lens unit of a positive refractive power, a second lens unit of a negative refractive power, and a third lens unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136253

Cantilever

The present invention provides a cantilever for a scanning type probe microscope, the cantilever including a support portion, a lever portion extending from the support portion, a protrusion portion formed on a free end side of the lever portion, an apex angle of the protrusion portion being an acute angle, and a probe in which a fine wire formed at a distal end of the protrusion portion is coated with a functional film, and a major axis/minor axis ratio of a cross-sectional shape of the probe is smaller than a major axis/minor axis ratio of a cross-sectional shape of the fine wire.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132992

Ureteral stent with anti-migration features

A ureteral stent including a tubular body that defines a lumen and has (i) a distal kidney section to be placed in or near a patient's kidney, (ii) a proximal bladder section to be placed within or near the patient's bladder, and (iii) a ureter section between the distal and proximal sections to be placed within the patient's ureter. A first anti-migration feature may be provided at the proximal bladder section. ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132889

Heat pipe cooled burr including surgical instruments embodying same

Featured is a surgical instrument including a rotating cutting implement and a heat transfer mechanism configured to absorb heat energy during the use of such a rotating cutting implement. The heat transfer mechanism is configured so the absorbed heat energy is communicated to an external heat sink. ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132820

Ultrasound transducer module and ultrasound endoscope

An ultrasound transducer module includes: an ultrasound transducer configured to transmit and receive ultrasound; a substrate electrically connected with the ultrasound transducer and including a first wiring pad at a portion different from a connection portion with the ultrasound transducer; and a casing that includes an accommodation hole for accommodating the ultrasound transducer and the substrate and that includes a holding hole continued to the accommodation hole and capable of holding a portion of the substrate, the casing having a plurality of electrode pads provided on an outer surface of the casing and having a plurality of second wiring pads provided in the holding hole, each second wiring pad being electrically connected with a corresponding electrode pad among the plurality of electrode pads, and electrically connected with the first wiring pad.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132705

Medical tube and medical system

Provided is a medical tube including: a main body; a first lumen formed in the main body in a longitudinal direction of the main body; a plurality of second lumens formed in the main body in the longitudinal direction of the main body, the plurality of second lumens formed about at least a portion of a circumference of the first lumen; a portion of a distal end of the first lumen comprising a first indicator, the first indicator configured to specify a rotational direction position about the longitudinal direction of the main body of any one of the plurality of second lumens with respect to the first lumen; and a portion of the proximal end of the main body comprising a plurality of second indicators, wherein each of the plurality of second indicators are configured to indicate each of the plurality of second lumens specified by the first indicator.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132704

Cable connection structure, endoscope system, and method of manufacturing cable connection structure

A cable connection structure includes: a plurality of cables including at least one coaxial cable including a central conductor, an inner insulator, and an outer conductor exposed stepwise at a distal end portion; an aligning member that is in contact with side surfaces of exposed conductive portions of the cables positioned at least at both ends, of the plurality of cables, to align the cables such that axial directions become parallel and outer sheaths of the adjacent cables are in contact with each other; and a board on which an electrode portion that connects the conductive portions of the plurality of cables are arranged. The conductive portions of the plurality of cables are electrically and mechanically connected to the electrode portion of the board via a conductive connecting member and the aligning member.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132699

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an insertion part having a bending part; an observation unit; an operation unit configured to operate the bending part; a driving mechanism configured to generate a driving force used to drive the bending part; a control unit configured to control the driving mechanism; and a display unit configured to display a visual field image acquired by the observation unit, wherein the control unit has a normal mode and a lock-on mode as control modes, and the control unit is configured to stop an automatic driving of the bending part temporarily and allow the operation unit to perform a resetting of an interested position when an output from the operation unit exceeds a predetermined threshold value, and resume the automatic driving on the basis of the updated interested position when an output from the operation unit satisfies a predetermined termination condition during the lock-on mode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131856

Mobile photographing apparatus, mobile photographing control apparatus, photographing device, photographing method, control method of mobile photographing apparatus, and recording medium for recording photographing program

. . A mobile photographing apparatus includes an image sensor provided in a mobile body, a storage section configured to store map information within a moving range of the mobile body, and a control section configured to receive target identification information including information on a moving photographing target generated in accordance with a user's operation, acquire information on a photographing position based on the target identification information, perform movement control to cause the mobile body to move in order for the image sensor to pick up an image of the photographing target based on the information on the photographing position and the map information, and cause the image sensor to pick up an image of the photographing target.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131823

Server system, information storage device, and method for controlling server system

A server system includes: a reception section that receives captured image information and metadata from a terminal device connected to the server system through a network, the captured image information being information about a captured image captured using the terminal device, and the metadata being added to the captured image; an insertion image selection section that selects an insertion image based on the received metadata, the insertion image being an image differing from the acquired captured image; and an image set generation section that generates image set information in which the insertion image is inserted into the captured image information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131800

Control apparatus, control system, and method for controlling control apparatus

According to an aspect of the invention, a control apparatus includes a built-in function execution unit, a communication unit, and at least one control circuit. The built-in function execution unit is configured to execute a built-in function. ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180130187

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program

An image processing apparatus includes: a dispersion calculation unit for calculating a dispersion of pixel values in each of a plurality of pixel groups which are each composed of a pixel of interest and peripheral pixels around the pixel of interest in an image and in which the pixel of interest and the peripheral pixels are arranged in directions different from one another; and a gradation determination unit for determining whether or not the pixel of interest belongs to a gradation region on the basis of a magnitude relationship among the dispersions calculated by the dispersion calculation unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129914

Image recognition device and image recognition method

An image recognition device includes svm operator which performs svm operation on input image and data storage which temporarily stores data generated during image recognition process, wherein the svm operator includes feature value calculator which calculates feature value representing degree to which recognition target that is target captured in the input image is similar to comparison target to be recognized, and cumulative adder which cumulatively adds feature values corresponding to teacher data classified into the same type of comparison targets in teacher data group. In the svm operation process, the feature value calculator calculates feature values corresponding to all teacher data and stores the feature values in the data storage, and the cumulative adder cumulatively adds feature values of the same type of comparison targets and outputs the feature values as recognition result of the recognition target in the image recognition process.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129033

Optical-scanning observation device

An optical-scanning observation device including: a laser output unit that outputs a laser beam; a light scanner that radiates the laser beam on an object while scanning; a light detector that detects reflected light of the laser beam; and a controller that sets a detection delay time on the basis of a propagation delay time from when the laser beam is output from the laser output unit to when the reflected light is detected by the light detector and that controls the laser output unit and the light detector such that the light detector detects the reflected light after the detection delay time has elapsed since the laser beam is output from the laser output unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129032

Endoscope observation system, and insertion guide and holding member of endoscope observation system

An endoscope observation system includes: a scanning type endoscope including an emission optical fiber configured to emit emission light from an emission end, an actuator configured to cause the emission end to swing, a protection pipe with the emission optical fiber and the actuator attached inside, and a light receiving portion positioned at a distal end portion; an insertion guide configured to guide insertion of the scanning type endoscope into the object along a guide wall; and a holding member arranged between the scanning type endoscope and the guide wall and configured to hold the scanning type endoscope so that a position of the scanning type endoscope is not displaced by swinging of the emission optical fiber.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129014

Shooting apparatus and focusing method

A shooting apparatus comprising: a focusing lens provided within a lens barrel including a shooting lens, the focusing lens being movable in an optical axis direction; a ring disposed so as to be rotatable with respect to the lens barrel; a rotation detector configured to detect a rotation amount and rotation direction of the ring; a controller configured to calculate, based on the rotation amount detected by the rotation detector, a moving speed of the focusing lens to control a movement of the focusing lens at the calculated moving speed in a predetermined cycle period and in accordance with the rotation direction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128684

Dye measurement device and dye measurement method

A dye measurement device includes: an illumination unit that radiates illumination light onto a specimen stained with three or more dyes; an image acquisition unit that captures transmitted light, transmitted through the specimen, of the illumination light radiated by the illumination unit, to obtain image signals; a narrow-band light generating unit that is disposed in the illumination unit or the image acquisition unit and that generates, with a switching manner, a plurality of narrow band light beams having different narrow bands in each of two or more different wavelength bands; and an image processing unit that determines an abundance ratio of the dyes through unmixing processing by using four or more of the image signals obtained when the image acquisition unit captures the narrow-band light beams generated by the narrow-band light generating unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128681

Image processing device, imaging system, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

An image processing device estimates a depth of specified tissue included in an object based on an image obtained by capturing the object with light with wavelengths. The image processing device includes: an absorbance calculating unit configured to calculate absorbances at the wavelengths based on pixel values of pixels constituting the image; a component amount estimating unit configured to estimate each of component amounts by using reference spectra at different depths of tissue for each of two or more kinds of light absorbing components contained respectively in two or more kinds of tissue including the specified tissue based on the absorbances; a ratio calculating unit configured to calculate a ratio of component amounts estimated for a light absorbing component contained in at least the specified tissue; and a depth estimating unit configured to estimate at least a depth of the specified tissue in the object based on the ratio.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125599

Inline pressure transducer

A method of determining fluid pressure inside a conduit. The method includes positioning a conduit in a surgical system. ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125595

Manipulator

Provided is a manipulator including: a movable part; a drive unit generating power; an elongated flexible long guide member to which the part is attached at one end thereof and the drive unit is attached at the other end thereof; an elongated tension transmission member passing through a lumen in the long guide member and transmitting the power of the drive unit to the part by means of a tension; a tension adjusting mechanism adjusting the tension of the tension transmission member; and a holding unit to which the drive unit is detachably attached. The mechanism includes: a tensioner, provided in a movable manner in a direction intersecting the longitudinal direction of the tension transmission member, that pulls the tension transmission member; and a pressing member, provided in the holding unit, that moves the tensioner in a state in which the drive unit has been attached to the holding unit.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125562

Resistively heated electrosurgical device

A medical device includes a hand piece, a heating power supply, and a therapy power supply. The hand piece includes a first electrode including a heater. ... Olympus Corporation








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