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12/31/15 / #20150381887

Image pickup system and image pickup method

. . An image pickup system includes an image pickup unit and a confirmation unit that displays a picked-up image transmitted from the image pickup unit, the image pickup unit and the confirmation unit being separable from each other, and the image pickup system is provided with: a first motion determination section that determines a motion of the image pickup unit; and a control section that instructs the image pickup unit to perform continuous shooting based on a determination result by the first motion determination section when the image pickup unit and the confirmation unit are separated from each other, which enables photographing without missing a photo opportunity.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381879

Image pickup system and image pickup method

An image pickup system is an image pickup system in which an image pickup section and a confirmation section that displays a picked-up image from the image pickup section are separable, the image pickup system including: a first motion determination section that determines a motion of the image pickup section; a second motion determination section that determines a motion of the confirmation section; and a control section that controls at least one of the image pickup section and the confirmation section by obtaining a relationship between the motion of the image pickup section and the motion of the confirmation section based on determination results of the first and second motion determination sections.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381866

Imaging element, imaging device and endoscope system

An imaging element includes: a plurality of pixels configured to receive light from outside and generate and output an imaging signal depending on an amount of the light received; a first transfer line connected to the pixel; a second transfer line; a column selection switch configured to select one pixel column and output the imaging signal to the second transfer line; a column source follower including a gate to which the imaging signal transferred by the first transfer line is input, a drain end being connected to a power supply voltage, and a source end being connected to the column selection switch; a constant current source configured to drive the column source follower and read out the imaging signal to the second transfer line; and a current generating unit configured to flow a predetermined current to the source end side of the column source follower.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379675

Image processor

An image processor includes: a first division control information acquiring circuit configured to acquire division control information of a first chip; a second division control information acquiring circuit configured to acquire division control information of a second chip; a division process control circuit configured to determine a ratio at which a process is performed by the first image processing circuit and a ratio at which a process is performed by the second image processing circuit, based on the division control information of the first chip and the division control information of the second chip; a division circuit configured to divide data to be subjected to image processing into first-chip data and second-chip data at the determined ratios; the first image processing circuit configured to perform image processing on the first-chip data; and the second image processing circuit configured to perform image processing on the second-chip data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150377840

Phased array system capable of computing gains for non-measured calibration points

Disclosed is a calibration method and system for non-destructive testing and inspection (ndt/ndi). The method and system involve establishment of a reference database by conducting fmc acquisition on a first calibration block having standardly known indications with a first series of depths and under a laboratory standard calibration condition. ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150375017

Ultrasonic treatment apparatus

Treatment is provided at an ideal timing. Provided is an ultrasonic treatment apparatus including: a therapeutic-ultrasound-wave radiating portion that radiates therapeutic ultrasound waves for causing an ultrasonic treatment material having a tendency to accumulate in an affected area to exert a therapeutic effect; an accumulation determining portion that determines whether or not the ultrasonic treatment material has accumulated in the affected area; and a determination-result presenting portion that presents a determination result obtained by the accumulation determining portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150374428

Treatment device

A treatment device configured to hold a living tissue includes a swing member supported by a first grasping member and rotatable in a first direction and in an opposite direction opposite to the first direction. A support shaft of the swing member is supported on a side close to the distal end including a middle position between the distal end and the proximal end. ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150374381

Endoscope treatment tool

An endoscope treatment tool includes a clip main body which includes a pair of arm portions; a pressing tube through which the clip main body is inserted; a locking portion which is disposed on an inner circumferential surface of a proximal end of the pressing tube; a locked portion which is disposed on the proximal end side of the clip main body; a sheath portion; a linear member connected to the clip main body and inserted through the sheath portion; a stopper portion which is configured to regulate a protrusion length of the linear member with respect to the distal end of the sheath portion; and a connection member which is disposed at a distal end of the linear member such that a connection between the linear member and the clip main body is released by regulating a movement of the clip main body.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150374352

Method for treating gastroesophageal reflex disease

There is provided a method of treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, which includes dissecting one of a mucosal layer and a submucosal layer of at least one of an esophagogastric junction and a stomach in a range less than an entire circumference of a circumferential direction so that moderate stenosis occurs due to cicatrization in an area in which one of the mucosal layer and the submucosal layer is dissected.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150374219

Scanning endoscope

A scanning endoscope includes: an optical fiber that guides illumination light for illuminating an object from a proximal end thereof and emits the illumination light from a distal end thereof; an actuator portion provided on a side portion of the optical fiber, for causing the distal end of the optical fiber to oscillate; a holding portion provided on a more proximal end side of the optical fiber than the actuator portion, for holding the optical fiber so as to allow the distal end of the optical fiber to oscillate with the actuator portion; a vibration-absorbing member formed so as to cover a circumference of a part of the optical fiber, the part being located on a more proximal end side than the holding portion and adjacent to the holding portion; and an outer cover that covers a circumference of at least a part of the vibration-absorbing member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150374218

Subject observation system and method

A wavelength converter is configured to convert wavelengths of plural primary light of different wavelengths emitted from primary light sources, respectively. When a special light observation mode to emphasize and display a specific observation target in an observation target is input into a mode input circuit, a light source is configured to successively light from an aperture of a same position, the primary light sources to successively irradiate the observation target with plural illuminating light including the light whose wavelength has been converted by the wavelength converter. ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150374209

Operation input device and master-slave system

With an object of suppressing unintended motion of a slave device due to an erroneous operation of a master device, an operation input device includes: a one-dimensional operation unit which can generate a one-dimensional motion command signal; and a two-dimensional operation unit which can generate a two-dimensional motion command signal, wherein the one-dimensional operation unit and the two-dimensional operation unit can be operated independently from each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150374207

Optical connector and medical device

An optical connector for coupling to a counter-connector mechanically and optically, a portion of an optical transmission line transmitting an optical signal being disposed in the optical connector, includes: a first outer case through which the optical transmission line is inserted and that covers an incidence end or an emitting end of an optical signal through the optical transmission line; a cover plate that is permeable to an optical signal and seals a tip end side coupled to the counter-connector in the first outer case; and a coating film made of amorphous carbon that is disposed on a surface on the tip end side of the cover plate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150374204

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus is provided with: a power generating section supplying power to a target circuit of an endoscope; a scope information acquiring section acquiring scope information about the endoscope from the endoscope; a protection circuit provided in association with the power generating section, the protection circuit being capable of operating in a plurality of protection modes; and an operation controlling section controlling the power generating section, and selecting and setting one protection mode from among the plurality of protection modes for the protection circuit, based on the scope information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373271

Variable power relay optical system and imaging apparatus

. . A variable power relay optical system is arranged closer to an image side than an imaging optical system. The variable power relay optical system includes, in order from a side of the imaging optical system, a front group that is arranged between the imaging optical system and a position of an image of a sample that is formed by the imaging optical system, the front group forming an intermediate image formed by reducing the image, and a rear group that forms a relay image formed by magnifying the intermediate image, the rear group including a plurality of lens groups that each move along an optical axis so as to change magnification of the rear group without changing a distance from the front group to the relay image.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373251

Image pickup device and image pickup apparatus

An image pickup device includes a pixel section in which image pixels and phase difference pixels are arranged in a matrix shape, an image-signal generating section that stores pixel signals outputted from the pixel section in a memory section for one or more rows of unit rows, which are rows of unit pixels configured by a plurality of pixels adjacent to each other, combines, for each of the unit rows, the pixel signals of the unit pixels as combined pixel signals, and extracts phase difference pixel signals from the unit row, and an image-signal readout section that reads out, as signals of one row, the combined pixel signals and the phase difference pixel signals of one unit row generated by the image-signal generating section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150371368

Sample observation apparatus and method for generating observation image of sample

A good super-resolution image can be generated, while eliminating a troublesome task necessary for generating a raw image. Provided is a sample observation apparatus including a memory, which stores a first number of photoelectrons required in a raw image for generating a super-resolution image, and a main controller, which calculates the number of image data sets to be added together for generating the raw image based on the first number of photoelectrons stored in the memory and a predetermined image acquisition condition, which acquires multiple sets of image data of the same region of a sample by repeatedly detecting light from the same region based on the calculated number of image data sets, and which generates the raw image by adding together the acquired multiple sets of image data of the same region.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370053

Zoom lens

In a zoom lens of a fixed total length, at the time of changing the magnification from the wide-angle end toward the telephoto end, the first lens group is anchored while the second lens group is moved, and the third and fourth lens groups are moved so as to be located at the object side of the telephoto end relative to the wide-angle end, such that: the interval between the second and third lens groups is decreased at the telephoto end relative to the wide-angle end; the interval between the third and fourth lens groups is increased at the telephoto end relative to the wide-angle end; and the interval between the fourth and fifth lens groups is increased at the telephoto end relative to the wide-angle end, and at the time of focusing a near object point from a remote object point, the second lens group is moved.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370050

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same

A zoom lens includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power, and includes an aperture stop which is disposed between the second lens unit and the fourth lens unit, and the first lens unit includes a negative lens and a plurality of positive lenses, and at the time of zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit widens, a distance between the second lens unit and the third lens unit narrows, and a distance between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit changes, and the zoom lens satisfies predetermined conditional expressions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370049

Image pickup apparatus and zoom lens used in image pickup apparatus

The 1st positive lens unit is located closer to the object side at the telephoto end than at the wide angle end. The distance between the 1st negative lens unit and the 1st positive lens unit is larger at the telephoto end than at the wide angle end. ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150369592

Optical bend measurement apparatus

An optical bend measurement apparatus includes a light source unit configured to supply measurement light, an optical transmission body configured to transmit the measurement light, a optical characteristic change members provided in different portions of the optical transmission body, and a photodetection unit configured to detect light output from the optical transmission body. Each optical characteristic change member imposes a change of optical characteristics on light impinging on the optical characteristic change member depending on a bend quantity in a specific direction of a portion of the optical transmission body where the optical characteristic change member is provided. ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150367508

Manipulator

A manipulator includes an elongated main unit, a bending portion, and a distal end portion that are disposed in this order from a basal end; a plurality of main bending mechanisms having main linear members that extend from the distal end portion to the main unit, main motive-power generating portions), and main motive-power transmitting portions that transmit motive powers generated by the main motive-power generating portions to the main linear members in the form of linear motions in the longitudinal direction; a plurality of auxiliary bending mechanisms that are provided so as to form pairs with the respective main bending mechanisms and parallel thereto and that exert a pressing force and a tensile force on the distal end portion; and switching portions that selectively actuate either the main bending mechanisms or the auxiliary bending mechanisms, which are paired.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150366618

Sterile drape

Provided is a sterile drape configured to cover a medical observation apparatus to keep the medical observation apparatus sterile, the medical observation apparatus including a microscope part configured to magnify and image a microfine site of an observation object, an input part configured to receive an input of an operation instruction to the microscope part, and a grip part having a bar shape and having a surface provided with at least a portion of the input part, the sterile drape including: an attaching part configured to be fixed and attached to the grip part in a state where the sterile drape covers the medical observation apparatus.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150366610

Endoscope system, endoscope and treatment tool

An endoscope system having: an endoscope having: a first transmission electrode arranged to a channel defined by the endoscope; and a second transmission electrode arranged to the channel, wherein the first transmission electrode and the second transmission electrode are electrically connected to the power source; and a treatment tool having: a first reception electrode arranged to a treatment tool insertion section, and spaced apart from the first transmission electrode to form a first capacitor; a second reception electrode arranged to the treatment tool insertion section, and spaced apart from the second transmission electrode to form a second capacitor; and an electrically powered treatment device configured to be moved by the treatment tool insertion section, wherein the electrically powered treatment device is electrically connected to the first reception electrode and the second reception electrode to be powered to perform a treatment on a subject.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150366571

Image-based computer-aided safe stone extraction advisor

An endoscopist is informed whether a stone or fragment can be extracted through a lumen without injury by detecting a minimum lumen size, detecting a maximum stone size, comparing the minimum lumen size with the maximum stone size, determining that the maximum target stone size is less than the minimum lumen size, and removing the target stone through the lumen.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150366453

Optical measurement apparatus

A measurement probe is configured to be detachably attached to an optical measurement apparatus. The measurement probe has at an end surface thereof exit ends of a plurality of optical fibers. ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150366441

Endoscope system, endoscope and treatment tool

An endoscope system having: an endoscope having: an endoscope insertion section configured to be inserted into a subject, wherein the endoscope insertion section defines a channel having a distal opening; and a power transmission electrode arranged to the endoscope insertion section and electrically connected to a power source configured to output a high-frequency power; and a treatment tool having: an electrically powered treatment device; a treatment tool insertion section attached to the electrically powered treatment device, wherein the treatment tool insertion section is configured to be arranged in the channel of the endoscope; and a power reception electrode arranged to the treatment tool insertion section, wherein the power reception electrode is separated from the power transmission electrode to form a capacitor to transfer power from the power source through an electric field between the power transmission electrode and the power reception electrode to power the electrically powered treatment device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150366434

Endoscope system, endoscope and treatment tool

An endoscope system having: an endoscope having: an endoscope insertion section wherein the endoscope defines a channel having a distal opening in the endoscope insertion section; and a first inductance element arranged to the channel, and configured to receive a high-frequency power to generate an ac magnetic field; and a treatment tool having: a treatment tool insertion section configured to be movably inserted in the channel; an electrically powered treatment device attached to the treatment tool insertion section; and a second inductance element arranged to the treatment tool insertion section, wherein the second inductance element is electrically connected to the electrically powered treatment device, and wherein the second inductance element is inductively coupled to the first inductance element such that the ac magnetic field induces an electromotive force to generate an induced current in the second inductance element to power the electrically powered treatment device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365598

Shake amount detection device and imaging device

. . A shake amount detection device includes an acceleration sensor. A vibration period detector detects a vibration period during which vibration that becomes a predetermined acceleration is applied to a body. ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365597

Moving-image recording/reproduction apparatus

A moving-image recording/reproduction apparatus includes a first image processing apparatus configured to divide a region of an image signal into first and second regions when the image signal of each frame in a high-resolution moving image is input and generate first moving-image data by performing moving-image processing on the image signal of the first region and a second image processing apparatus configured to generate second moving-image data by performing the moving-image processing on the image signal of the second region. High-resolution moving-image data corresponding to the high-resolution moving-image obtained by combining the first and second moving-image data and low-resolution moving-image data corresponding to a low-resolution moving image having the same angle of view as the high-resolution moving image generated by the first or second image processing apparatuses are associated and recorded and the high- or low-resolution moving-image data is selected according to an image resolution that can be displayed.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363942

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, image processing method, and information storage device

An image processing device, an endoscope apparatus, an image processing method, an image processing program, and the like make it possible to perform an appropriate enhancement process corresponding to the observation state. The image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image that includes an image of an object, a motion amount acquisition section that acquires a motion amount of the object, a known characteristic information acquisition section that acquires known characteristic information that is information that represents known characteristics relating to the object, and an enhancement processing section that performs an enhancement process that corresponds to the motion amount based on the known characteristic information.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363932

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

An image processing apparatus for processing an image acquired by imaging a living body includes: a narrow-band image acquisition unit configured to acquire at least three narrow-band images with different center wavelengths from one another; a depth feature data calculation unit configured to calculate depth feature data which is feature data correlated to a depth of a blood vessel in the living body based on a difference, between the narrow-band images different from one another, in variation of signal intensity due to an absorption variation of light with which the living body is irradiated; and an enhanced image creation unit configured to create, based on the depth feature data, an image in which the blood vessel is highlighted according to the depth of the blood vessel.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363929

Endoscope apparatus, image processing method, and information storage device

The image processing device includes an image acquisition section, a distance information acquisition section, a known characteristic information acquisition section that acquires known characteristic information that is information that represents known characteristics relating to an object, and an enhancement processing section that performs an enhancement process that corresponds to distance information. The enhancement processing section performs a first enhancement process as the enhancement process on a concave-convex part of the object that agrees with the characteristics represented by the known characteristic information when the enhancement processing section has determined that an observation state is a screening observation state, and performs a second enhancement process as the enhancement process on the concave-convex part of the object that agrees with the characteristics represented by the known characteristic information when the enhancement processing section has determined that the observation state is a zoom observation state.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150362715

Laser microscope apparatus

By using a ppd as a detector, photon count loss is reduced to the utmost, and the incident light-intensity range in which light can be detected is widened. Provided is a laser microscope apparatus including an objective lens that collects return light from a specimen; a collimator lens that converts the return light collected by the objective lens into a substantially collimated beam, a ppd including a plurality of pixels that detect the return light converted to a substantially collimated beam by the collimator lens; and a controller that makes the beam diameter of the return light incident on the ppd substantially equal to an effective detection area of the ppd, formed by the plurality of pixels.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150362714

Beam splitter apparatus, scanning observation apparatus, laser-scanning microscope, and laser-scanning endoscope

A beam splitter apparatus including demultiplexing portions that split an input pulsed light beam into a plurality of optical paths; relay optical systems that individually relay the pulsed light beams in the plurality of optical paths; a multiplexing portion that multiplexes the plurality of pulsed light beams that have been relayed through the optical paths; and delaying portions and divergence-angle setting portions that respectively give the pulsed light beams, which are individually guided through the plurality of optical paths, relative time delays that are large enough to separate the signal lights and divergence angles that are different from each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150362698

Image sensor for depth estimation

An apparatus for acquiring intensity and depth information images may comprise: an image sensing unit having first radiation-sensitive elements and groups of second radiation-sensitive elements in a flat or curved plane having at least two directions, the first radiation-sensitive elements and groups of second radiation-sensitive elements to receive, respectively, an intensity image and a depth information image, at least two groups of second elements extending in each of the two directions of the plane; first micro-lenses, each of which is arranged to convey radiation to a corresponding one of the first elements; and second micro-lenses, each of which is arranged to convey radiation to a corresponding group of the second elements.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150359565

Trocar

A trocar comprising: a housing; an insertion tube that is integral with the housing and is inserted into a subject; a power transmission coil that is disposed inside of the housing and generates ac magnetic field to be applied to an insertion hole into which a treatment tool is to be inserted; a radiator that transmits heat generated from the power transmission coil; and a heat insulator disposed on a side of the subject between the radiator and the subject, the heat insulator having lower thermal conductivity than the radiator.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150359419

Object insertion system

An object insertion system includes an insertion portion, a first information generator, a storage unit, a second information calculator and an output unit. The first information generator includes at least one sensor and is configured to generate first information indicating at least one of an insertion state and an operation state of the insertion portion in a body cavity. ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358521

Photographing apparatus, and method for photographing moving object with the same

. . . . A photographing apparatus includes: an image pickup section picking up an image of an object to acquire image data; a part judgment section judging a particular part of the object in the image shown based on the image data; a change-in-part judgment section judging change over time of the part of the object judged by the part judgment section; and a control section changing a photographing condition in accordance with a result of the judgment by the change-in-part judgment section, wherein the part judgment section judges a first part of the object in the image and a second part presumed from the first part; and the change-in-part judgment section judges change over time of the second part.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358518

Image pickup apparatus and endoscope

An image pickup apparatus includes a solid-state image pickup device chip, an fpc whose terminals are connected to the solid-state image pickup device chip, and a plurality of electronic components mounted on a front surface of the fpc, wherein behind a back face of the solid-state image pickup device chip, the fpc is disposed by being folded in such a way that the fpc will provide mounting surfaces for the plurality of electronic components in a plurality of layers and that the plurality of electronic components will be superimposed via the fpc.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358497

Image capturing apparatus and control method of image capturing apparatus

An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit, an image processing unit, a database, a display unit, a coordinate acquisition unit, a shooting parameter decision unit and a control unit. The image capturing unit acquires image data. ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150357300

Semiconductor substrate, semiconductor device, imaging element, and imaging device

A semiconductor substrate includes a semiconductor substrate body in which a wiring is formed and a bonding electrode provided to protrude from a first surface of the semiconductor substrate body. The bonding electrode comprises a composite including a first metal portion which is provided to protrude from the first surface of the semiconductor substrate body and of which a base end portion in a protrusion direction is electrically connected to the wiring, and a second metal portion which is formed of a second metal which has lower hardness than first metal of which the first metal portion is formed and which is provided to be bonded to the first metal portion in a range equal to or less than a protrusion height of the first metal portion, the first metal portion is formed on the second metal portion by sputtering or evaporation the first metal.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356369

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

An image processing apparatus for processing an image acquired by imaging a living body includes: a blood vessel candidate region extraction unit configured to extract a plurality of blood vessel candidate regions from the image; an identical blood vessel candidate region extraction unit configured to extract, from among the plurality of blood vessel candidate regions, a blood vessel candidate region group estimated to form a line shape when integrated, as an identical blood vessel candidate region; an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate one or more kinds of evaluation values for evaluating a likelihood that the identical blood vessel candidate region corresponds to an identical blood vessel; and a blood vessel region discrimination unit configured to discriminate whether or not the identical blood vessel candidate region forms an identical blood vessel region, based on the evaluation values.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355443

Image acquisition apparatus

To acquire a pasted image having an enlarged dynamic range and having a high quality and a high angle of view, an image acquisition apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures an object, to acquire an image, an imaging control unit that controls the imaging unit, an hdr processing unit that combines a plurality of partial images acquired by capturing the same region of the object under different exposures, to generate an hdr image having an enlarged dynamic range, a pasting processing unit that pastes the plurality of hdr images generated for different regions of the object, to acquire a pasted image having a higher angle of view, and an exposure setting unit that sets an exposure condition in capturing all the partial images based on image information acquired by capturing a wider range than the single partial image included in the pasted image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355094

Scanning observation apparatus

A high-resolution fluorescence image in which an afterimage is suppressed is obtained, even when a fluorescence detection interval is shortened. Provided is a scanning observation apparatus including a scanning unit that spatially scans pulsed excitation light emitted from a light source at prescribed time intervals on a specimen; a fluorescence detecting unit that detects fluorescence generated by exciting a fluorescent substance inside the specimen with the excitation light scanned by the scanning unit, in synchronization with the emission of the excitation light; and a fluorescence correcting unit that subtracts, from a fluorescence intensity detected by the fluorescence detecting unit, an afterimage fluorescence component calculated on the basis of time-sequential fluorescence detected by the fluorescence detecting unit prior thereto, at each scanning position, to correct the fluorescence intensity at the scanning position.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150354758

Illumination balancing and solid state narrow band imaging utilizing fiber bundle design and assembly techniques in endoscopes

A semiconductor-based light source device for an endoscope that provides for an even power distribution and/or color distribution of light. The semiconductor-based light source device includes a plurality of semiconductor light sources and a plurality of fiber bundles, in which the respective fiber bundles are each segregated into a plurality of fiber sub-bundles for directing substantially the same amount of illumination from a respective semiconductor light source to each of a corresponding plurality of illumination windows disposed at a distal end of the endoscope. ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150352715

Manipulator

A manipulator includes an elongated main portion, a distal end portion, and a bendable portion provided between the main portion and the distal end portion; a plurality of linear members that extend from the distal end portion to the main portion via the bendable portion; a power generator; a plurality of power transmitters that transmit, to proximal ends of the linear members, the power generated by the power generator as linear motion in a longitudinal direction of the main portion; and a linear-member relaxing unit that relaxes the linear members in which tension is generated between the distal end portion and the power transmitters by pushing and pulling of the linear members by the linear motion transmitted from the power transmitters.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150352337

Device for sustained release of liquid, endoscope having the same, and instrument for endoscopic surgery having the same

An device for sustained release of liquid according to the present invention includes: an outer pouch-shaped elastic member 2; an inner pouch-shaped elastic member placed inside the outer pouch-shaped elastic member and capable of being inflated; a liquid-holding section 3 holding liquid between the inner pouch-shaped elastic member and the outer pouch-shaped elastic member; and minute holes provided for the outer pouch-shaped elastic member, the diameter of the minute holes being changed by inflation and deflation.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150352317

Removable angled guidewire storage device

An article comprising a guidewire having a distal end and terminating at a distal tip and a removable angled guidewire storage device located about the distal end, wherein the removable angled, guidewire storage device is generally tubular in shape and contains one or more internal structures for maintaining the distal end of the guidewire; and wherein during transport and storage of the article, the distal end is maintained at an angle by the removable angled guidewire storage device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150351783

Oscillating lithotripter

A tip element for a lithotripter is provided. The tip element includes a proximal end configured for attachment to a waveguide of the lithotripter and a distal end configured for placement against at least one urinary tract stone. ... Olympus Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150351618

Device for sustained release of optical clearing agent, endoscope having the same, and instrument for endoscopic surgery having the same

A device for sustained release of optical clearing agent includes a stick-shaped component having at least two supplying passages for supplying gas or liquid formed on the inside with apertures of the supplying passages being formed at positions along the circumference of the lateral surface in the vicinity of the top end of the stick-shaped component respectively, at least two pouch-shaped elastic components placed at positions along the circumference of the lateral surface in the vicinity of the top end of the stick-shaped component respectively to cover the apertures of the supplying passages respectively, an optical clearing agent holding component fixed on the surface of one of the pouch-shaped elastic components and holding optical clearing agent, and a body-fluid absorbing component fixed on the surface of another one of the pouch-shaped elastic components and absorbing body fluid flowing from a target object or dehydrating the target object by osmotic pressure.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350526

Imaging device, and control method for imaging device

An imaging device comprises an image data acquisition circuit for forming a subject image while shifting focus position by a given amount and acquiring a plurality of image data, an image selection circuit for selecting images to be combined based on shift amount of focus position when image data was acquired by the image acquisition circuit, and image data resolution, and an image combination circuit for combining the plurality of image data that was selected by the image selection circuit, to generate image data having a large depth of field.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150349012

Solid-state image pickup device and image pickup device

Provided is a solid-state image pickup device in which a first substrate and a second substrate are laminated and electrically connected by connection units. The first substrate includes: a plurality of pixel units which are disposed in a matrix shape and output signals corresponding to amounts of incident light; and first wiring units which connect the pixel units and the connection units. ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348914

Semiconductor substrate, image pickup element, and image pickup apparatus

A semiconductor substrate includes: an alignment mark being formed of a material that reflects a detection light for detecting positions and having a detection edge portion; a light-shielding layer portion having a larger outer shape than the alignment mark, being formed of a material that shields the detection light, and being disposed at a position on a backside of the alignment mark when seen from an incidence side of the detection light; and one or more light-transmitting layer portions being laminated between the alignment mark and the light-shielding layer portion so as to transmit the detection light and not being patterned at least in a range that overlaps the light-shielding layer portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348302

Imaging device, image processing method, and recording medium

An imaging device includes an imaging unit that images a subject so as to obtain first image data, an image processing unit that performs image processing on the first image data so as to obtain second image data, a first storage unit in which image data including one or both of the first image data and the second image data is stored, an image analysis unit that analyzes a feature of the image data stored in the first storage unit, a scenario generation unit that generates scenario data on the basis of an analysis result of the image analysis unit, a scenario changing unit that performs setting so as to change the scenario data, and an image collage processing unit that combines the plural pieces of image data stored in the first storage unit on the basis of the scenario data so as to generate the image collage data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346474

Illumination apparatus, microscope apparatus equipped with same, and microscopy observation method

An illumination apparatus used for fluorescence observation of a sample containing a fluorescent material by a microscope apparatus, comprising an excitation light emission unit that emits excitation light for exciting the fluorescent material contained in the sample. The excitation light emission unit illuminates at least a bleaching reduction illumination region around an observed region in which the sample is present.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346466

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same

A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, third lens unit having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power, a fifth lens unit having a positive refractive power, and an aperture stop disposed between the second lens unit and the third lens unit. At the time of zooming, the aperture stop moves and the fifth lens unit is fixed. ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346164

System and method of dynamic gating in non-destructive weld inspection

A phased array ultrasonic inspection system configured for weld inspection includes a data analysis process with automated and optimized gating to take into account the actual distance between a phased array probe and a weld line. The system embodies a weld tracking module and a dynamic gating module. ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150344833

Medium exchange system

Supply and discharge of a solution, such as a medium, in a cell culture bag are easily controlled. Provided is a system including a sac-like cell culture bag having a supply port for supplying a solution, such as a medium, to the inside and having a discharge port for discharging the solution, such as a medium, from the inside, wherein gate opening and closing means for opening and closing inner holes of the supply port and the discharge port are attached to the supply port and the discharge port, and the gate opening and closing means are controlled to easily exchange the medium or the like in the cell culture bag.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150343105

Cleaning/disinfecting method using endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus

A cleaning/disinfecting method includes a step of filling a first liquid storing section with a first liquid, a step of supplying, by a set amount, a second liquid to a second liquid storing section, a step of moving the first liquid and the second liquid back and forth or circulating the first liquid and the second liquid between the first liquid storing section and the second liquid storing section to thereby create mixed liquid of the first liquid and the second liquid, a step of detecting a ratio of the first liquid or the second liquid included in the mixed liquid, and a step of comparing the ratio with a specified value to thereby check a contact degree of the first liquid with the first liquid storing section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150342633

Treatment instrument for endoscope and endoscope system

A treatment instrument for an endoscope used in combination with an endoscope having a raising base at a distal end section of a channel, the treatment instrument for the endoscope includes a sheath section having flexibility; a treatment section installed closer to a distal end side than the sheath section; and a manipulation unit installed at a proximal end of the sheath section and configured to manipulate the treatment section, wherein the sheath section has a sheath main body; a sandwiched portion formed at a distal end side of the sheath main body and sandwiched between the raising base and an inner circumferential surface of the channel; and a torque transmission member configured to transmit a rotational torque input at the proximal end side by a user and turn the sheath main body about the axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150342500

Relative position detecting system of tubular device and endoscope apparatus

A relative position detecting system of a tubular device includes a shape sensor and a relative position detecting section. The shape sensor is configured to detect a shape of the tubular device to be inserted into a tubular cavity of an object. ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150342490

Biological signal detecting apparatus and implantable medical device

A biological signal detecting apparatus includes a bpf to which a biological signal is input via a lead directly connected to a subcutaneous tissue that emits the biological signal including a predetermined signal of a first frequency and which outputs a filtered biological signal by filtering a biological event signal of a predetermined frequency including the first frequency; and a peak detecting means to which at least the filtered biological signal is input and which detects a peak location of the biological event signal. The bpf includes a first order hpf which filters a frequency higher than a second frequency and a first order lpf which filters a frequency lower than a third frequency. ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150342448

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes a light source unit that emits first and second narrow band light sequentially, a color filter in which first and second filters having different spectral characteristic are disposed, an image pickup device that receives light passing through the first filter in a first pixel and receives light passing through the second filter in a second pixel, and can set an exposing period and a reading period of an electric signal for each pixel, and a control unit that performs control for causing the first narrow band light to be emitted, causing the first pixels to be exposed, and reading an electric signal from the second pixel in a first period, and causing the second narrow band light to be emitted, causing the second pixel to be exposed, and reading an electric signal from the first pixel in a second period.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150342447

Fluoroscopy apparatus

A fluoroscopy apparatus includes a light-source configured to irradiate biological tissue with illumination light including excitation light; and a processor including hardware, wherein the processor is configured to implement: a reflected-light-image generating portion configured to generate a reflected-light-image of the biological tissue based on captured reflected light reflected from the biological tissue irradiated with the illumination light from the light-source; and a fluorescence-image generating portion configured to generate a fluorescence image based on captured fluorescence generated at the biological tissue due to irradiation thereof with the excitation light from the light-source, wherein the illumination light is visible light that does not include at least a portion of the wavelength region between 490 nm and 540 nm, and wherein the excitation light includes some wavelengths of the illumination light and generates fluorescence having a wavelength included in the at least a portion of the wavelength region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150342443

Imaging element, imaging device, endoscope, endoscope system, and method of driving imaging element

An imaging element includes: a plurality of pixels arranged into a two-dimensional matrix, configured to receive light from outside, and configured to generate and output an imaging signal according to an amount of light received; a first transfer line connected to the pixel and configured to transfer the imaging signal; a pixel selection unit configured to perform a selection operation of selecting a selection target pixel from among the plurality of pixels in order to read the imaging signal out to the first transfer line and a de-selection operation of canceling the selection of the pixel being selected; and control unit configured to control the pixel selection unit. The control unit performs the selection operation of selecting a new selection target pixel after performing the de-selection operation on the basis of a synchronization signal from outside.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341583

Imaging device

. . An imaging device includes: an imaging section in which a plurality of unit pixels having a photoelectric conversion element are arranged in the form of a matrix; a reference signal generating section configured to generate a reference signal that increases or decreases with a passage of time; a comparison section that includes a differential amplifier including a first input terminal electrically connected to the reference signal generating section and a second input terminal electrically connected to the unit pixels and configured to compare voltages of the first input terminal and the second input terminal and is arranged for each column or for a plurality of columns of a pixel array of the imaging section; and a measurement section configured to measure a comparison time from when the comparison section starts comparison until the comparison ends and generate data corresponding to the comparison time.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341582

Solid-state image-capturing device and image-capturing device

A solid-state image-capturing device has a plurality of pixels and first and second substrates in which circuit elements constituting the pixels are arranged and which are electrically connected through a connection unit. The solid-state image-capturing device includes: a photoelectric conversion element included in the pixel of the first substrate; a first current source; a first amplification transistor having a source or a drain connected to the first current source and a gate to which a signal generated by the photoelectric conversion element is input; a second current source; a switch configured to switch on and off of a connection between a vertical signal line and the second current source and to be turned off when the gate of the first amplification transistor is reset; a voltage output circuit configured to output a power supply voltage to the vertical signal line when the gate of the first amplification transistor is reset.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341581

Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging device

A solid-state imaging apparatus includes an imaging section in which a plurality of pixels, each of which has a photoelectric conversion element, are disposed in a matrix; a clock generation section; a reference signal generation section configured to generate a reference signal whose amplitude increases or decreases with the passage of time; a comparison section disposed corresponding to a column in an array of the plurality of pixels; a latch section disposed corresponding to the comparison section and configured to latch logic states of the plurality of phase signals; and a latch control section disposed corresponding to the comparison section, wherein the comparison section includes a differential amplifier, a current output element, and a third transistor, and wherein the comparison section outputs a second comparison signal based on the current output from the current output element after the second timing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341566

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

An image processing device includes: a determination unit that determines, based on a plurality of pieces of image data which is generated by continuously taking images of an area of field of view and input from an imaging unit provided outside the image processing device, whether the area of field of view of the imaging unit has been changed; an image composition unit that superimposes overlapping areas of imaging regions of a plurality of images corresponding to the plurality of pieces of image data along a direction in which the area of field of view of the imaging unit has been changed, to generate composite image data when the area of field of view of the imaging unit has been changed; and a display control unit that causes a display unit provided outside the imaging processing device to display a composite image corresponding to the generated composite image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340937

Bistable electromagnetic actuator and surgical instrument

A bistable electromagnetic actuator including: a tube; a stator arranged outside the tube, and a rotor mounted in the tube so as to be displaceable axially in the longitudinal direction, is the rotor being at least partially formed of one or more of a paramagnetic and ferromagnetic material, the rotor being reversibly moved between a first position and a second position by applying an electromagnetic field. Wherein the stator includes: two ring permanent magnets that are axially polarized in opposite directions, a coil for generating the electromagnetic field, and a magnetic return element having two stator pole shoes. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340400

Stacked solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A stacked solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate and a second substrate that are stacked on each other, a photoelectric conversion unit that converts incident light into an electrical signal, an electrode portion that is provided on the first substrate and has an exposed surface exposed to the outside in order to deliver an electrical signal to and from the outside, a connection portion that electrically connects a first contact portion provided on the first substrate and a second contact portion provided on the second substrate, and a wiring portion that is provided on the first substrate and electrically connects the electrode portion and the first contact portion in which the connection portion is arranged so as not to overlap the exposed surface when seen from a stacked direction in which the first substrate and the second substrate are stacked on each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150340133

Hermetic feedthrough, method for producing a hermetic feedthrough, printed circuit board and surgical instrument

A hermetic feedthrough for a video endoscope for feeding electrical lines from a first partial space into a second partial space, the hermetic feedthrough including: a partition wall for hermetically sealing the two partial spaces, and a printed circuit board produced by a thin-film technique and in which the electrical lines are embedded in a plastic, is cast with a plastic compound in a mold and post-cured, wherein the plastic compound forms the partition wall.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339817

Endoscope image processing device, endoscope apparatus, image processing method, and information storage device

An endoscope image processing device includes an image acquisition section, a distance information acquisition section, a concavity-convexity determination section that performs a concavity-convexity determination process that determines a concavity-convexity part of an object that agrees with characteristics specified by known characteristic information based on distance information and the known characteristic information that represents known characteristics relating to a structure of the object, a mucous membrane determination section that determines a mucous membrane area within the captured image, and an enhancement processing section that performs an enhancement process on the mucous membrane area based on information about the concavity-convexity part determined by the concavity-convexity determination process. The concavity-convexity determination section excludes a structure that is more global than a local concavity-convexity structure having a desired size from the distance information based on the known characteristic information to extract the local concavity-convexity structure having the desired size as the concavity-convexity part.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339801

Display device and display method

A display device comprises a display, a display control circuit for causing operation screens, for selection of setting items to be used from among a plurality of provided setting items, to be displayed on the display, and causing switching from the operation screen to another operation screen to be displayed, and an operation member for operating in order to switch from the operation screen to another operation screen, wherein the display control circuit causes display of change in display appearance of the setting items, when there is a switch from the operation screen to another operation screen.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338646

Optical scanning observation apparatus

An optical scanning observation apparatus (10) has an optical fiber (19), a vibratory drive unit (14), and a controller (15). The optical fiber (19) has an oscillating part supported at one end in an oscillatable manner. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338632

Microscope system

The invention provides a microscope system including a correction-gain storage portion that calculates a correction gain for performing shading correction of an image related to optical images of a specimen, obtained by a microscope, and stores specimen information indicating features of the specimen and optical information at the time of obtaining the image in association with the correction gain; a correction-gain selecting portion that selects the correction gain for use when performing the shading correction of the image to be corrected; and a correction portion that performs the shading correction of the image to be corrected, on the basis of the selected correction gain, wherein the correction-gain selecting portion selects, on the basis of the specimen information or a result of the shading correction with the plurality of correction gains, the correction gain to be used in the shading correction of the image to be corrected.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338626

Microscope apparatus

A microscope apparatus includes a stage for holding a specimen, a stand portion for holding the stage, an arm portion having two arms extending from an upper part of the stand portion to a front side of the microscope apparatus, an optical system supported by the arm portion and configured to enlarge an image of the specimen on the stage, and gripping portions provided respectively on lower parts of the two arms and configured to be gripped by an observer.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335781

Bone prosthesis material and method for manufacturing same

A bone prosthesis material that promotes calcium ion elution while retaining its effect on osteoclasts so that its binding to a bone can be achieved at an early stage. The bone prosthesis material that is composed of a plurality of β-tricalcium phosphate (β-tcp) phases containing monovalent cations in solid solution at different concentrations. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335494

Sheet pasting jig and sheet pasting method

A sheet pasting jig includes a blade portion that is brought into close contact with a pasting surface, which is a surface of a sheet supporting portion onto which a sheet-like substance is pasted, and that is capable of cutting the sheet-like substance between the sheet supporting portion and the blade portion into a piece having an area equivalent to or less than that of the pasting surface; and a positioning portion that positions the blade portion and the sheet supporting portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335388

Instrument, manipulator system, and control method of instrument

A manipulator system includes a medical instrument which is capable of being inserted into a body; a manipulator which is capable of holding the instrument; a holding detector which detects a holding state where the manipulator holds the instrument; an instruction-receiving part which detects an instruction for operating the instrument; and a controller which operates the instrument only in a case where the instruction-receiving part detects the instruction when the holding detector detects the holding state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335379

Integrated blade assembly and identification circuit

An interchangeable tip comprising: a stylet; a blade module including: an enclosure that electrically connects, signally connects, or both the interchangeable tip to a power source, a signal source, or both; and blade circuitry having: one or more control buttons, one or more switches, or both for controlling operation one or more functions of the interchangeable tip.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335375

Treatment apparatus and method for controlling the same

A treatment apparatus for treating a body tissue, the treatment apparatus having a drive circuit, an electric resistance pattern, a heat transfer plate, a temperature acquisition circuit, and a controller. The controller controlling the drive circuit to supply power to the electric resistance pattern based on a target temperature of the heat transfer plate and a temperature of the electric resistance pattern acquired by the temperature acquisition circuit.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335347

Handle unit and surgical device

A handle unit for a surgical device that operates an end effector to give various kinds of treatments, includes: a handle main body having a fixed member; a support section that is supported by the same hand of the user and is movable along a turning plane defined by moving closer to or away from the fixed member; a first coupling section that is coupled with the handle main body by moving the support section along the turning plane; a second coupling section that has an extended axis defined by the first coupling section and the support section and is configured to turn the support section in a periaxial direction orthogonal to the extended axis; and a third coupling section that is configured to turn the support section in the periaxial direction of the extended axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335247

Optical imaging system

Provided is an optical imaging system which visualizes a deep portion of a scattering body. The optical imaging system generates an image of an object to be inspected by removing a signal resulting from light reflected and scattered once by a surface of the object to be inspected from the signal obtained by means of an optical system analogous to optical coherence tomography, thereby extracting a signal resulting from multiply scattered light.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335232

Light source device

A light source device to illuminate a target to be imaged by an imaging unit which includes n kinds of light detection elements which wavelength sensitivity regions are different each other includes a light source section, an insertion portion, an illumination light emitting portion and a light guide member. The light source section emits m kinds of narrow-band light which have different peak wavelengths, a difference between the peak wavelengths being equal to or more than an effective wavelength gap. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335230

Photoelectric composite module, camera head, and endoscopic device

There is provided a photoelectric composite module according to the present disclosure including: a first connecting member having an outer frame having a tubular shape, and a plurality of contacts provided in an interior of the outer frame; a first printed board on which a photoelectric conversion element configured to convert an electrical signal into an optical signal is mounted, and which is configured to act as a relay between the contacts and the photoelectric conversion element; and a second printed board configured to act as a relay between the contacts and an electrical signal cable. The first printed board and the second printed board are three-dimensionally arranged.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150335226

Bending apparatus

A bending apparatus includes a shape sensor including a light source, an optical fiber, a detecting part, and a light receiver. The shape sensor utilizes a variation in optical characteristics, which is detected by the detecting part in accordance with a variation of curvature of the optical fiber when the optical fiber is bent. ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334394

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus includes: a dummy region adding section configured to add a dummy region to an end part of image data; a dividing position determining section configured to randomly determine a dividing position at which the image data is divided into a plurality of pieces of rectangular image data having the same shape; a dividing section configured to divide the image data into the plurality of pieces of rectangular image data based on the dividing position determined by the dividing position determining section; and a compressing section configured to compress the plurality of pieces of rectangular image data obtained through a dividing operation of the dividing section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334375

Image pickup element and image pickup apparatus

An image pickup element includes: light-receiving elements, a pair thereof in a row direction outputting pixel signals forming a pair of captured images that have parallax of an object, a group of light-receiving elements being formed by a central light-receiving element being disposed between the light-receiving elements in the pair; a microlens that refracts light from the object and causes the light-receiving elements to receive the light; a color filter that transmits light in accordance with color and is one of r, g, and b for each pair of light-receiving elements, r/g or b/g alternating in the row direction, and a different color being disposed for the pair and the central light-receiving element; and wiring, between the light-receiving elements in the row direction, that transmits i/o signals of the light-receiving elements. The microlens is a cylindrical lens that extends in the column direction and covers the group of light-receiving elements.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334330

Solid-state image capture device and image capture device

A solid-state image capture device includes a plurality of pixels and a first substrate and a second substrate in which circuit elements constitutes the pixels are disposed and which are electrically connected by a connection unit. The pixels includes: photoelectric conversion elements disposed in the first substrate and generating signals corresponding to amounts of incident light; sample hold capacities disposed in the second substrate and holding output signals corresponding to the signals generated by the photoelectric conversion elements; and a clamp capacitor disposed in the second substrate, shared by the plurality of pixels, and clamping voltages of the output signals held in the plurality of sample hold capacities. ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334306

Image pickup display apparatus, image pickup display method, and recording medium

An image pickup display apparatus includes: a communication section that is capable of receiving a picked-up image from an image pickup unit; a display section that displays the picked-up image received by the communication section; an operation section for controlling image pickup by the image pickup unit; a state determination section that determines a state of a case in which the communication section, the display section and the operation section are housed; and a control section that receives a result of determination performed by the state determination section, to change a user interface provided by the display section and the operation section based on whether or not the case is arranged on another object.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334289

Imaging device and method for controlling imaging device

An imaging device includes an optical system, an image sensor, a lens position control section, and a focus control section, the focus control section including a block setting section, a contrast value calculation section that calculates block contrast value information, a contrast value storage section that stores the block contrast value information about a reference image, a feature quantity calculation section, an effective block determination section that acquires effective block information, an effective block information storage section that stores the effective block information about the reference image, an af area setting section that sets an af area from the effective block information about the reference image and the effective block information about the input image, and a contrast value determination section that determines an image contrast value from the af area.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334284

Portable terminal, imaging apparatus, communication system, communication method of portable terminal, communication method of imaging apparatus, and computer readable storage device

A portable terminal having a wireless local area network (wlan) communication module configured to perform wireless communication in a wlan and a near field communication (nfc) module configured to read written data written to an integrated circuit (ic) tag includes: a memory configured to record format identification data for identifying a data format of the written data; and a control unit configured to detect whether the written data read using the nfc module has a predetermined format based on the format identification data, detect whether the written data is wlan setup data for use in an imaging-apparatus-side wlan module, and write command data for instructing to activate an access point (ap) function of the imaging-apparatus-side wlan module to the ic tag using the nfc module when it is detected that the written data detected as having the predetermined format is the wlan setup data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333715

Instrumentation amplifier

An instrumentation amplifier includes: a first input stage configured to shift a level of a first input voltage applied to a first input terminal and to output the level-shifted voltage; a second input stage configured to shift a level of a second input voltage applied to a second input terminal and to output the level-shifted voltage; a first resistor configured to generate a differential current corresponding to a difference between the voltage output from the first input stage and the voltage output from the second input stage; a second resistor configured to convert the differential current into a first output voltage; a third resistor configured to convert the differential current into a second output voltage; a first output stage configured to output the first output voltage from a first output terminal; and a second output stage configured to output the second output voltage from a second output terminal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333037

Method for producing image pickup apparatus, method for producing semiconductor apparatus, and joined wafer

A method for producing an image pickup apparatus includes: a process of fabricating a plurality of image pickup chips by cutting an image pickup chip substrate where light receiving sections and electrode pads are formed; a process of fabricating a joined wafer by bonding the image pickup chips to a glass wafer; a process of filling a gap between the plurality of image pickup chips with a sealing member made of a bcb resin or polyimide; a process of machining the joined wafer to reduce a thickness; a process of forming through-hole vias; a process of forming an insulating layer that covers the image pickup chips; a process of forming through-hole interconnections; a process of forming external connection electrodes, each of which is connected to each of the through-hole interconnections; and a process of cutting the joined wafer.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332432

Display processing device and imaging apparatus

A display processing device includes: a first display processing unit that divides a display image into a first area and a second area and outputs a first output image obtained by performing display processing on display image data of the first area; a second display processing unit that outputs a second output image obtained by performing the display processing on display image data of the second area; a storage unit that temporarily stores the first and second output images; a memory writing control unit that controls writing of the first and second output images to the storage unit; an output selection unit that reads the first and second output images stored in the storage unit and outputs the read first and second output images to a first display device that displays a display image; and a clock control unit that supplies an operation clock to each element.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332431

Display processing device and imaging apparatus

A display processing device includes: a first display processing unit that outputs image data of a first output image obtained by performing display processing on display image data of an odd column of a display image; a second display processing unit that outputs image data of a second output image obtained by performing the display processing on display image data of an even column of the display image; an output selection unit that selects the image data of the first output image or the image data of the second output image and outputs the selected image data to a first display device that displays a display image; and a clock control unit that supplies an operation clock required when the respective elements operate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331667

Audio recording and plyaback device, and power feed method for audio recording and playback device

An audio recording and playback device, of the present invention, capable of recording and playing back audio, comprises an audio input section for converting audio input during an audio recording operation into an electrical audio signal, a power feed section for carrying out power feeds to the audio input section by means of a balanced transmission line, an amplifier section for amplifying the audio signal, a boost section for generating a power feed voltage to be applied to the balanced transmission line and outputting to the power feed section, a output voltage changing section for carrying out control to vary the output voltage of the boost section, and a control section for controlling the power feed voltage of the power feed section by controlling the power feed section and the output voltage changing section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331443

Endoscopic cutting forceps with jaw clamp lever latching mechanism

A lever latching system comprising: a housing; a lever having a latch pin fixedly mounted to the lever, the lever being movably mounted to the housing so that the latch pin moves in an arc; and a latch plate movably mounted to the housing for linear movement with respect to the housing, the latch plate comprising a labyrinth for receiving the latch pin.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331233

Optical scanning apparatus

An optical scanning apparatus for efficiently performing scanning with light by efficiently increasing amplitude of an emission end of an optical fiber is provided. The optical scanning apparatus includes an optical fiber that guides illumination light emitted from a light source so that the illumination light is emitted from the emission end, a magnetic body fixed to the optical fiber, and a magnetic field generating unit changing a magnetic field to act on the magnetic body to displace a position of the emission end in a radial direction by magnetic force, and the magnetic field generating unit includes a plurality of coils for individually generating magnetic fields acting on the magnetic body at positions separate from each other in a longitudinal direction of the optical fiber, and the magnetic fields acting on the magnetic body can be individually adjusted at the positions.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331229

Scanning observation apparatus and control method thereof

A scanning observation apparatus includes: an optical fiber that emits illumination light; a scanning section that two-dimensionally scans an observation object with the illumination light by giving vibration to a distal end of the optical fiber; a waveform generation section that generates a vibration waveform of the distal end of the optical fiber by the scanning section; a sampling section that samples a vibration waveform generated by the waveform generation section and instructs the scanning section on the vibration waveform; and a control section that supplies a drive frequency and a frame period to the waveform generation section, and a scanning sampling rate to the sampling section, wherein the control section calculates the frame period by dividing the number of vibrations in one frame period input thereto by the drive frequency, and calculates the scanning sampling rate so as to be an integer multiple of the drive frequency.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331221

Changeable lens barrel

A changeable lens barrel includes a fixed barrel formed in an annular shape a straight-advancing barrel housed in the fixed barrel during non-photographing and extended to an outside of the fixed barrel during photographing, and a first annular member that turns according to manual operation. When the changeable lens barrel is in a photographable state, a part of an outer circumference of the first annular member is exposed to an outside and a front end face of the annular member forward in an optical axis direction is located further forward than a front end face of the fixed barrel, and, when the changeable lens barrel is in an un-photographable state, a rear end face backward in the optical axis direction is within the fixed barrel and the rear end face is present further backward in the optical axis direction than when the changeable lens barrel is in the photographable state.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150328343

Contrast medium, method and kit for preparing same

Provided is a contrast medium comprising at least one molecular probe and at least one optical probe on a surface of a substrate having an ultrasound imaging function. More specifically, a contrast medium having sensitivity to not only ultrasound but also light excellent in real-time imaging and resolution and having a size sufficient to travel into tissues through blood vessel can be provided by labelling an ultrasound imageable substrate with a molecular probe and an optical probe.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150327940

Medical manipulator and control method of medical manipulator

A medical manipulator includes: an insertion section having a main movable section and a distal end rigid section; a manipulator at which a treatment section is provided; an auxiliary movable section configured to move the treatment section; an imaging section configured to acquire an image in a field-of-vision range; a manipulation unit configured to output an instruction that specifies a position to which the treatment section is moved; a display configured to display the image; a determination unit configured to determine whether a condition is a partial movement condition or an entire movement condition when the determination unit receives the instruction; and a driving unit configured to drive the auxiliary movable section, the main movable section, and the imaging section based on determination of the determination unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150327918

Treatment instrument

A treatment instrument configured to treat living tissue by applying energy includes: first and second holding members; a swing member supported by the first holding member and being rotatable in a first direction and in a second direction opposite to the first direction on a rotation axis as a supporting point; a limiting portion which limits rotation of the swing member in one of the first and second directions; a first holding surface provided on the side of the swing member close to the second holding member and configured to hold living tissue; a second holding surface provided on the side of the second holding member close to the swing member and cooperating with the first holding surface of the swing member to hold the living tissue; and a protrusion forming a clearance between the first and second holding surfaces when the first and second holding surfaces are relatively closed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150327916

Treatment system and actuation method for treatment system

A treatment system includes a power source for heat generation which outputs power for heat generation, a grasping member having a heating element which applies the power for heat generation as thermal energy to a grasped living tissue and is disposed at a grasping surface, and a control section which repeats a first control mode of performing control such that the heating element reaches a first temperature and a second control mode of performing control such that the heating element becomes lower than the first temperature, and controls the power source for heat generation according to a temperature change parameter based on change in temperature of the heating element in the first control mode or the second control mode so as to end application of the thermal energy.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150327909

Treatment apparatus

A treatment apparatus having an electrothermal conversion element, a heat transfer plate and a restricting structure arranged to be spaced apart from the heat transfer plate, wherein the restricting structure is configured to restrict a movement of a first part of a substrate of the electrothermal conversion element in a direction away from the heat transfer plate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150327881

Apparatus and method for cutting tissue

A cutting instrument comprising: an outer tube; an inner tube rotatably disposed within the outer tube; the inner tube comprising an opening having a leading edge and a trailing edge; and the outer tube comprising a window having a leading edge and a trailing edge; at least one of the leading edge of the opening, the trailing edge of the opening, the leading edge of the window and the trailing edge of the window comprising a canted edge; and the window of the outer tube being adapted to be completely blocked by the inner tube during a phase of the rotation of the inner tube within the outer tube.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150327877

Mechanical converter assembly and implementations

A mechanical converter assembly includes an input, a lever stack (multiple levers), and an output. The input is configured to receive a mechanical drive force (or mechanical input signal) from a driver resource. ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150327755

Light source device and subject observation apparatus as well as light source control method

A light source device includes: excitation light sources configured to emit a plurality of excitation light including mutually different spectra; wavelength converting members configured to wavelength-convert the excitation light emitted from the excitation light sources into light having mutually different spectra and configured to be disposed in a common application region of the excitation light; and a light source control unit configured to switch a combination of the excitation light sources that are lighted among the excitation light sources based on the observation mode including a normal light observation mode and a special light observation mode to highlight a particular observation target input to an input unit, wherein light emitted from the wavelength converting members is used as illumination light, and the illumination light corresponding to the observation modes is emitted from a same emitting portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150327750

Endoscopic device and method of controlling endoscopic device

A method of controlling an endoscopic device includes a first field-of-view-moving process of causing an imaging unit to move with respect to a distal end rigid section to a first side with respect to an axis of an insertion unit, an insertion-unit-moving process of bending a bending section to cause the distal end rigid section to move to the first side with respect to the axis of the insertion unit, and a second field-of-view-moving process of causing the imaging unit to move with respect to the distal end rigid section to a second side in an opposite direction of the first side with respect to the axis of the insertion unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326837

Solid-state imaging device

A plurality of first pixels p1 corresponding to color filters of two or more colors constitute a pixel group. A plurality of the pixel groups are arranged so that each of the pixel groups corresponds to one of second pixels p2. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326800

Solid-state imaging apparatus and endoscope apparatus

A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections configured to generate a signal charge according to an amount of an incident light and disposed in a matrix, a first accumulation section configured to accumulate the signal charge, a first transfer section configured to transfer the signal charge from the photoelectric conversion sections to the first accumulation section, a second accumulation section configured to accumulate the signal charge accumulated in the first accumulation section, a second transfer section configured to transfer the signal charge accumulated in the first accumulation section to the second accumulation section, a reset section configured to reset the signal charge accumulated in the second accumulation section, an output section configured to output a signal according to the signal charge accumulated in the second accumulation section, and first and second control sections configured to control each section for every row or column.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326798

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device, comprising an imaging section for forming a subject image and obtaining image data, a lens control section for changing focus lens position, and a position correction section for carrying out alignment of a plurality of image data that have been acquired by the imaging section, wherein the position correction section selectively executes local alignment processing for carrying out alignment locally, and global alignment processing for carrying out alignment globally, based on relative focus position between two images that will be combined.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326790

Image pickup device, image processing method, and recording medium

An image pickup device includes a display unit that includes a plurality of display areas, a display control unit that controls the display unit so that an image displayed in one of the plurality of display areas is changed from a live view image to an image obtained by an image pickup unit in accordance with a shooting instruction when a first reception unit has received the shooting instruction and so that an image displayed in a display area specified by a display position changing instruction is changed to a live view image when a second reception unit has received the display position changing instruction, and an image process unit that synthesizes image data of a plurality of images being displayed in the plurality of display areas and generates image data of a combined image in which the plurality of images are laid out as displayed in the display unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326780

Interchangeable lens, camera system, imaging apparatus, control method of camera system, and control method of imaging apparatus

An interchangeable lens includes an optical system which is variable in focal distance and in which a size of an image circle varies by the focal distance, the image circle being an effective image formation region of an optical image of a subject; a lens data storage unit which stores data indicating a correspondence between a value of the focal distance and a value of the size of the image circle; and a lens interface unit which sends data indicating the correspondence to the imaging apparatus.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150326241

Analog-to-digital converter and solid-state imaging apparatus

An analog-to-digital (ad) converter has a latch section having latch units, a capacitor, and a latch control signal line connected to the latch units. A third voltage less than a first voltage and greater than a second voltage is applied as a power supply voltage to the latch units. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324983

Image display device, image display method, and computer-readable recording medium

An image display device includes: a display unit; an image extraction unit that extracts a main image group from an image group; an image association unit that associates sub images included in a sub image group not extracted from the image group with main images included in the main image group; and a display control unit that generates a display screen in which the main image group is arranged in a first area along a first direction and the sub images are aligned with each of the main images in a second area along a second direction, and causes the display unit to display the display screen. The display control unit changes the display screen in a mode in which the main image group is moved along the first direction and in a mode in which the main image group and the sub image group are moved along the second direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150323775

Microscope device

Reacquisition of an image is avoided, thus improving working efficiency. Provided is a microscope device including a plurality of confocal observation units or image capturing units that are capable of acquiring images of the same sample s, a region specifying unit that specifies, on a reference image acquired by a confocal observation unit or image capturing unit, an roi of an observation image to be acquired by another image capturing unit or confocal observation unit, and a field-of-view displaying unit that displays, superimposed on the reference image, a maximum-limit indication indicating a maximum field of view of the other image capturing unit or confocal observation unit.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150321355

Operation support system and control method of operation support system

An operation support system performing treatment on a target tissue while observing using an image capturing unit, using a treatment unit installed at a distal end side of a manipulator, a distal end seen from a fixing end of the manipulator, includes: the manipulator having joints corresponding to degrees of freedom and including at least two redundant joints having a redundant relationship among the joints; an operating unit configured to provide operating information corresponding to the degrees of freedom; a positional relationship calculation unit calculating a switching positional relationship between the target tissue or the treatment unit and the image capturing unit; and a control unit controlling an operation of the joint according to the operating information. The control unit controls the manipulator using one redundant joint as a driving joint and the other redundant joints as a fixing joint based on the switching positional relationship.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150320505

Metering of a preparation fluid for surgical instruments

A metering apparatus for a reprocessing device for reprocessing surgical instruments. The metering apparatus including: a metering chamber for accommodating a reprocessing fluid, wherein the metering chamber comprises: an inlet for letting the reprocessing fluid into the metering chamber; and an outlet for letting out the reprocessing fluid introduced into the metering chamber, wherein the inlet and the outlet are dimensioned such that a flow velocity of the reprocessing fluid from the outlet while the reprocessing fluid is being let out of the metering chamber is greater than a flow velocity of the reprocessing fluid into the inlet while the reprocessing fluid is being introduced into the metering chamber.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150320491

Bipolar coagulation and cutting electrode

The invention relates to a bipolar electrosurgical instrument with an elongated shaft and with two coagulation electrodes arranged one after another in the longitudinal direction of the shaft and each forming a surface portion of the shaft, said electrodes being insulated electrically from one another by an insulator. At the distal end, the shaft is blunt, particularly rounded off, and has a cutting electrode for electrosurgical cutting at the distal end.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150320485

Resistively heated electrosurgical device

A medical device is provided that 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

11/12/15 / #20150320474

Battery pack attached to a cable

An article comprising: (i) a handheld device including (a) a housing, (b) a powered element within the housing; (ii) a battery pack, wherein the handheld device is connected by an external cable to a functional system, wherein the battery pack is attached to the external cable, and wherein the battery pack supplies power to the powered element.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150320433

Computer aided image-based enhanced intracorporeal lithotripsy

An apparatus is configured to deliver destructive energy to a stone. The apparatus includes a detector operative to obtain image data from the stone, a generator operating according to one or more producing parameters for producing the destructive energy, and a video processor unit receiving the image data from the detector. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150320410

Cardiac treatment apparatus

During heart treatment performed via a port, the heart is moved without impeding the circulatory dynamics in the cardiac sac. Provided is a cardiac treatment apparatus including: an annular portion equipped with a wire that can be deformed between a contracted shape that allows insertion into the cardiac sac via a tubular port disposed passing from a body surface to the pericardium and an annular expanded shape in which the annular portion is expanded in the cardiac sac, is fitted onto the outer circumference of the heart from a ventricular apex side, and is located at a position for surrounding the outer circumference of the heart; and a pulling portion that exerts a pulling force on the annular portion such that the annular portion presses a sidewall of the heart, with the annular portion having been located at the position for surrounding the heart.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150320390

Assembly fabrication and modification of elasticity in materials

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

11/12/15 / #20150320303

Endoscope reprocessing apparatus

An endoscope reprocessing apparatus has a calculation section and a control section. The calculation section determines whether a flow rate or pressure information is in a region in which the circulation conduit is determined to be clogged, of a region exceeding a predetermined threshold value and a region below the predetermined threshold value, and determines whether newest flow rate or pressure information has a correlation with a change-over-time prediction axis when the flow rate or pressure information is in the region in which the circulation conduit is determined to be clogged. ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150320301

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus has an illuminating unit that performs illumination with a first light once and performs illumination with a second light a plurality of times within a predetermined time period, an image pickup unit that outputs a first image pickup signal based on the illumination with the first light and a second image pickup signal based on the illumination with the second light, a clipping processing unit that clips the first and the second image pickup signals, a brightness calculating unit that calculates a first brightness, a composite ratio calculating unit that calculates a composite ratio according to a brightness target value and the first brightness, a composite processing unit that combines the first and the second image pickup signals according to the composite ratio, and a setting unit that sets a clip level according to the composite ratio.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150320296

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, information storage device, and image processing method

An image processing device includes an image acquisition section, a distance information acquisition section, a motion detection section that detects motion information about a local motion of an object, a classification section that performs a classification process that classifies a structure of the object based on a distance information, and an enhancement processing section that. Excludes a pixel or an area within the captured image for which it has been determined that the motion amount of the object is larger than a threshold value based on the motion information from the target of the enhancement process based on a classification result, or decreases the enhancement level of the enhancement process applied to the pixel or the area within the captured image as the motion amount of the object within the pixel or the area increases based on the motion information.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319413

Image pickup element and image pickup apparatus

An image pickup element includes: light-receiving elements, arranged in row and column directions, that receive light from an object, two pairs of light-receiving elements forming a pair in the column direction and a pair in the row direction and outputting pixel signals forming two pairs of captured images that have parallax of the object; a microlens that refracts light from the object and causes the light-receiving elements to receive the light; a color filter, between the microlens and the light-receiving elements, that transmits light in accordance with color and is one of r, g, and b for each pair of light-receiving elements, r/g or big alternating in the row direction; and wiring, between the light-receiving elements in the row direction, that transmits an input signal or an output signal of the light-receiving elements. A color discrepancy in a left/right pair of captured images is thereby reduced.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319363

Image processing system, image processing method, and computer-readable medium

To improve the resolution of a stationary region while suppressing artifacts in a moving region, an image processing system includes a misalignment-detecting circuit that detects an amount of misalignment between a plurality of time-series images; a high-resolution combining circuit that, based on the amount of misalignment, combines the plurality of images in a high-resolution space having a higher resolution than the plurality of images to generate a high-resolution combined image; an image-converting circuit that reduces the size of the high-resolution combined image by resampling to generate a converted image; a correlation-calculating circuit that calculates the correlation between a standard image serving as a standard among the plurality of images and the converted image for each region; and an image-correcting circuit that corrects the high-resolution combined image such that the combining ratio of the standard image becomes lower as the correlation calculated by the correlation-calculating circuit becomes higher.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319360

Image providing apparatus, image display device, imaging system, image display system, and image providing method

An image providing apparatus includes: a plurality of auxiliary imaging units that have shooting ranges partially overlapping one another, and each of which images a subject to generate auxiliary image data; a provider communication unit; a provider communication control unit that receives, from the portable device, via the provider communication unit, transmission request information requesting the image providing apparatus to transmit composite image data; and an image synthesizing unit that generates, based on the transmission request information, composite image data by combining the auxiliary image data respectively generated by two or more of the plurality of auxiliary imaging units. The provider communication control unit transmits, via the provider communication unit, the composite image data to the portable device.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319358

Imaging apparatus and image correction method, and image processing apparatus and image processing method

An imaging apparatus includes an image-capturing element, an optical axis position estimation processor, and a pixel correction unit. The optical axis position estimation processor includes a relationship calculator and an optical axis position calculator. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319354

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

An imaging device includes a first communication unit, an imaging control unit, and a recording determination unit that determines whether or not an image data is to be recorded according to an operation instruction. The first communication unit transmits recording permission information to an external communication device when a user operation is a recording permission operation, and transmits recording prohibition information to the communication device when the user operation is a recording prohibition operation. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319350

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an omnidirectional imaging unit that captures and generates an image of a visual field all around an axis as omnidirectional image data; an image converter that converts at least a part of the omnidirectional image data, which is generated by the omnidirectional imaging unit, to image data having a rectangular display area and thereby generates conversion image data; and a display unit that displays an image corresponding to the conversion image data, which is generated by the image converter. The omnidirectional image data forms an annular shape.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318924

Optical transmission module and imaging device

An optical transmission module includes: a photoelectric conversion element that converts an electrical signal to an optical signal; a photoelectric conversion element-driving ic that drives the photoelectric conversion element; an optical fiber that transmits the optical signal; a guide holding member that holds the optical fiber; a cable that supplies power to at least one of the photoelectric conversion element and the photoelectric conversion element-driving ic; and a substrate on which the photoelectric conversion element and the photoelectric conversion element-driving ic are mounted. The substrate has first and second planes which are perpendicular to each other. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150318021

Image display device, encoding method, and computer-readable recording medium

An image display device performs a playback operation to sequentially display multiple images. The image display device includes: a display unit; a relating unit that relates multiple playback positions for starting the playback operation to images corresponding in number to the number of the multiple playback positions among the multiple images; and an encoding unit that compresses and encodes the multiple images by using, as key frames, the images related to the multiple playback positions among the multiple images and by using a correlation between at least two of images among the multiple images.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317824

Sample image data generating apparatus and sample image data generating method

A sample image data generating apparatus includes a modulated image imager that picks up a modulated image that is a sample image modulated by structured illumination forming an illumination pattern having a periodic structure in an optical axis direction of an objective and an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the optical axis direction. The sample image data generating apparatus further includes a demodulated image data generator that generates demodulated image data by calculating a demodulated image according to a plurality of modulated images each picked up by the modulated image imager when the illumination pattern is located at a different position on sample with respect to the optical axis direction and the orthogonal direction and according to a defocusing amount of the structured illumination with reference to a focal plane of the objective, the demodulated image being a sample image obtained by demodulating the modulated image.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150316989

Operating terminal and operating method

An operating terminal operates an external device for projecting and retracting a part of the external device, and includes: a display unit that displays an image; a touch panel on the display unit, and configured to detect a touched area of an object and to receive a position signal in response to the touched area; a determining unit that determines a change of the touched area on the touch panel, based on the position signal; a detecting unit that detects a boundary of areas having different features in the touched area in the image; and a signal generating unit that generates a drive signal indicating a drive amount for causing the part of the external device to be projected and retracted, based on a determination result by the determining unit and a detection result by the detecting unit, and outputs the drive signal to the external device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150316757

Specimen observation apparatus

A superior superresolution image can be generated. Provided is a specimen observation apparatus including an objective lens that radiates excitation laser light emitted from a light source onto a specimen; and a main controller that obtains a plurality of sets of image data of the same region on the specimen by repeatedly detecting fluorescence from the same region on the specimen irradiated with the excitation laser light by the objective lens, and that emphasizes high-frequency components in an addition image data obtained by adding the obtained plurality of sets of image data of the same region on the specimen.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150316510

Photoacoustic microscope

A photoacoustic microscope includes an objective lens that irradiates a specimen with excitation light, a light scanning unit that deflects the excitation light to scan the specimen, an acoustic lens that converts a wavefront of a photoacoustic wave generated by the specimen due to irradiation with the excitation light, a photoacoustic wave detection unit that detects the photoacoustic wave from the acoustic lens, a drive unit that displaces at least one of the acoustic lens and the photoacoustic wave detection unit, and a control unit that controls the drive unit, in synchronization with scanning of the excitation light by the light scanning unit, so that the photoacoustic wave is incident on the photoacoustic wave detection unit perpendicularly.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313679

Medical robot arm apparatus, medical robot arm control system, medical robot arm control method, and program

Provided is a surgical imaging apparatus that includes a multi-link, multi joint structure including a plurality of joints that interconnect a plurality of links to provide the multi-link, multi joint structure with a plurality of degrees of freedom, at least one video camera being disposed on a distal end of the multi-link, multi-joint structure; at least one actuator that drives at least one of the plurality of joints; and circuitry that detects a joint force experienced at the at least one of the plurality of joints in response to an applied external force, and controls the at least one actuator based on the joint force so as to position the video camera.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313612

Rotary tool with improved coupling assembly

A surgical device comprising: a handle assembly; a locking collar; and a set of replaceable bits that load along an axis into the handle assembly; wherein the locking collar is fully removable from the handle assembly, the locking collar loads axially to a first position, and the locking collar rotates between the first position and a second position; wherein, in the first position, the locking collar is free to be axially removed from the handle assembly and the replaceable bits are free to be loaded or unloaded from the handle assembly; wherein, in the second position, the locking collar is prevented from axial movement relative to the handle assembly and the replaceable bits are prevented from being received within, or removed from, the handle assembly; and the locking collar is guided to the first position and between the first position and the second position by a groove in the handle assembly mating with a member carried by the locking collar. And a surgical device comprising: a handle assembly comprising a rotatable drive shaft; a removable handle assembly adapter for connection to the handle assembly, the removable handle assembly adapter comprising a rotatable transmission shaft for connection to the rotatable drive shaft of the handle assembly; and a removable nosepiece assembly for connection to the removable handle assembly adapter and for selectively securing the shaft of a working element to the rotatable transmission shaft of the removable handle assembly adapter; wherein the removable handle assembly adapter and the removable nosepiece assembly each comprise a locking collar; and wherein the removable handle assembly adapter and the handle assembly each comprise a connector assembly, the connector assembly comprising: a housing comprising an opening; a collet sleeve disposed within the opening and connected to an input shaft, the collet sleeve comprising a lumen for receiving an output shaft; a locking element movable relative to the collet sleeve between (i) a locked position in which the output shaft is secured to the collet sleeve, and (ii) an unlocked position in which the output shaft is not secured to the collet sleeve; and a cam element movable relative to the collet sleeve between (i) a first position in which the locking element is free to assume its unlocked position, and (ii) a second position in which the cam element cams the locking element into the locked position; such that movement of the locking collar causes the cam element to move between the first position and the second position.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313610

Rotary tool with improved coupling assembly

A surgical device comprising: a handle assembly; a locking collar; and a set of replaceable bits that load along an axis into the handle assembly; wherein the locking collar is fully removable from the handle assembly, the locking collar loads axially to a first position, and the locking collar rotates between the first position and a second position; wherein, in the first position, the locking collar is free to be axially removed from the handle assembly and the replaceable bits are free to be loaded or unloaded from the handle assembly; wherein, in the second position, the locking collar is prevented from axial movement relative to the handle assembly and the replaceable bits are prevented from being received within, or removed from, the handle assembly; and the locking collar is guided to the first position and between the first position and the second position by a groove in the handle assembly mating with a member carried by the locking collar. And a surgical device comprising: a handle assembly comprising a rotatable drive shaft; a removable handle assembly adapter for connection to the handle assembly, the removable handle assembly adapter comprising a rotatable transmission shaft for connection to the rotatable drive shaft of the handle assembly; and a removable nosepiece assembly for connection to the removable handle assembly adapter and for selectively securing the shaft of a working element to the rotatable transmission shaft of the removable handle assembly adapter; wherein the removable handle assembly adapter and the removable nosepiece assembly each comprise a locking collar; and wherein the removable handle assembly adapter and the handle assembly each comprise a connector assembly, the connector assembly comprising: a housing comprising an opening; a collet sleeve disposed within the opening and connected to an input shaft, the collet sleeve comprising a lumen for receiving an output shaft; a locking element movable relative to the collet sleeve between (i) a locked position in which the output shaft is secured to the collet sleeve, and (ii) an unlocked position in which the output shaft is not secured to the collet sleeve; and a cam element movable relative to the collet sleeve between (i) a first position in which the locking element is free to assume its unlocked position, and (ii) a second position in which the cam element cams the locking element into the locked position; such that movement of the locking collar causes the cam element to move between the first position and the second position.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313454

Endoscope fogging prevention heater unit and endoscope

A heater unit includes a heater which is provided inside of a distal end portion of an endoscope insertion portion and which heats the inside to prevent fogging which occurs in an optical member provided the inside, a temperature sensor which measures the temperature of the inside and a flexible substrate. The heater unit further includes an insulating sealing portion which seals a mounting surface of the heater mounted on the flexible substrate, which seals the heater so that so that a joint surface of the heater that faces the mounting surface and that is joined to the lens frame is exposed and which seals the whole temperature sensor.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313447

Insertion instrument and endoscope

An insertion instrument includes an insertion portion, an operation portion connected to the insertion portion, a first bending region and a second bending region on a distal end side of the insertion portion, a bending wire that is inserted through the inside of the insertion portion and the operation portion and that causes the bending portion to perform a bending operation, a wire movement restriction portion that restricts the bending wire, a bending state switching mechanism that switches between a first bending state in which the first bending region and the second bending region perform a bending operation and a second bending state in which only the first bending region performs a bending operation, and a wire movement restriction portion switching mechanism that switches the wire movement restriction portion in synchrony with an operation that switches to the first bending state or the second bending state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313446

Robotic-assisted surgical system and control method thereof

A robotic-assisted surgical system includes a flexible inserted portion having an elongated shaft; a distal-end movement-amount detecting portion that detects an amount of movement of the distal end of the inserted portion; an operating unit that is disposed outside the body and that is operated by an operator outside the body; a driving portion that drives the inserted portion at a proximal end thereof in accordance with an operation signal input to the operating unit; and a control portion that calculates a difference between the amounts of movement of the distal end and the proximal end of the inserted portion, and that, in the case in which the difference is greater than a predetermined threshold, controls the driving portion so as to notifies the operator to that effect.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313444

Location of fragments during lithotripsy

A medical apparatus, including a lithotripsic device configured to break a stone into one or more fragments in a body lumen and an endoscope which is configured to obtain a captured image in the body lumen. The medical apparatus further includes an image processor which is configured to process the captured image and create a processed image for display on a monitor, and which is also configured to process and display a track of a movement of at least one of the stone or the one or more fragments.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312466

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, imaging method, and computer program product saving program

. . An imaging apparatus includes an imaging module configured to continuously generate a live image and perform capture to generate still images, an operation interface configured to receive an operation of a user who inputs a first capturing command, a communication module configured to transmit the live image to a display apparatus and receive a second capturing command from the display apparatus, a transmission detection unit configured to detect whether the live image is being transmitted to the display apparatus, an information addition unit configured to add transmission information indicating whether the transmission of the live image is being performed before the first capturing command is input or the second capturing command is received to the still images generated based on the first capturing command or the second capturing command, and a storage module configured to store the still images with the transmission information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312457

Manufacturing method of semiconductor apparatus, semiconductor apparatus, and endoscope

A manufacturing method of an image pickup apparatus includes a step of manufacturing an image pickup device chip, a step of manufacturing a wiring board having first terminals and second terminals disposed on both sides of a first primary surface with a central flexible portion intervened in between, a step of joining a heat conductive block to a second primary surface of the wiring board, a step of joining the image pickup device chip to the first terminals of the wiring board, a step of performing solder joining of core wires of a cable to the second terminals of the wiring board by conducting heat generated by a heat tool through the heat conductive block, a step of bending the wiring board, and a step of performing housing inside a frame member, and sealing with sealing resin.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311146

Wiring substrate and method of manufacturing the same, and semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same

A wiring substrate may include: a base having a predetermined thickness; a plurality of electrode portions formed to protrude on one surface in a thickness direction of the base; a wiring provided in the base and electrically connected to the electrode portions; and a resin layer formed on the base to fill between the plurality of electrode portions. An upper surface of the resin layer may be formed in a concave shape lower than a maximum height of the electrode portion, and an upper surface of the electrode portion and the upper surface of the resin layer form a continuous curved surface.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309299

Imaging apparatus, microscope system, and imaging method

An imaging apparatus includes: a stage; an imaging unit having an imaging surface for receiving observation light from an object on the stage; a first moving mechanism for performing a relative movement between the stage and the imaging unit along at least one direction within a placement plane for placing the object; a second moving mechanism for performing a relative movement between the stage and the imaging unit along a direction orthogonal to the placement plane; a computation unit that causes the imaging unit to image a first region of the object while operating the first moving mechanism to acquire information on the first region, and calculates a focus tendency of the object; and a control unit that controls the second moving mechanism based on the focus tendency, and adjusts an imaging characteristic of the observation light when the imaging unit images a second region of the object.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309284

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes an image pickup unit comprising a plurality of image pickup devices and an optical path dividing member for dividing an entering light beam into a plurality of optical paths, wherein respective optical path lengths are different from one another; a contrast comparing member for comparing contrasts of a plurality of images; an image selecting member for selecting and outputting only one image signal from one image pickup device among the plurality of image pickup devices, on a basis of comparison result by the contrast comparing member; and a driving member for moving a movable lens so that a difference among the contrasts of the plurality of images is largest, wherein a part of an objective lens is configured to be movable in an optical axis direction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150306346

Stent indwelling device

A stent indwelling device includes a guide catheter and a pusher catheter. The guide catheter includes: a core section; an outer layer section surrounding an outer circumference of the core section; a stent protection section disposed between the core section and the outer layer section, being longer than a dimension of a tube stent, having stiffness resisting compression inward in a radial direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the guide catheter, and having flexibility in a direction in which the guide catheter is curved; and a stopper configured to allow expansion of the stent protection section in a direction along the longitudinal axis and restrict movement of the stent protection section in the direction with respect to the core section.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305813

Medical portable terminal device

A medical portable terminal device includes an operation panel section including a touch panel for a first operator placed in a non-sterilized area to operate and configured to be capable of controlling operations of a plurality of medical instruments disposed in the non-sterilized area, an image pickup section configured to pick up an image of a region where a second operator performs operation of a gesture, a recognizing section configured to recognize the operation of the gesture from the picked-up image, an operation-list memorizing section configured to memorize an operation list for causing the plurality of medical instruments to perform a plurality of operations associated with a recognition result, and a control section configured to switch between control of the plurality of medical instruments based on operation of the operation panel section and control of the plurality of medical instruments based on the operation of the gesture.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305796

Partially covered jaw electrodes

An electrosurgical device includes a pair of jaws including a first jaw disposed adjacent to a second jaw. The pair of jaws is movable between open and closed positions. ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305759

Stone fragment suction device

Apparatus and methods for a stone fragment suction device are provided with fluid flow paths at a distal tip to encourage creation of turbulence or a vortex to enhance stone dust or debris removal via directed flow using targeted fluid exit conduits. An apparatus includes a steerable access sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, a tip at the distal end, directed flow channels at the distal tip, and a suction conduit positioned within a central lumen of the steerable access sheath from the distal end to the proximal end, the steerable access sheath containing an outer lumen surrounding the central lumen with one or more channels therethrough, the steerable access sheath may further include a radiopaque material at the distal end or along a length of the steerable access sheath to enable tracking with a remote fluoroscopic device.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305758

Stone fragment suction device

Methods and apparatus for a stone fragment suction device. An apparatus includes a steerable access sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, a tip at the distal end, and a suction conduit positioned within a central lumen of the steerable access sheath from the distal end to the proximal end, the steerable access sheath containing an outer lumen surrounding the central lumen with one or more channels therethrough, an outer circumference of the outer lumen and an outer circumference of the central lumen forming concentric circles, the steerable access sheath further including a radiopaque material at the distal end or along a length of the steerable access sheath to enable tracking with a remote fluoroscopic device.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305741

Endoscope treatment tool

An endoscope treatment tool includes: a clip unit having a clip main body which includes first and second arm portions, a pressing tube which is formed in a tube shape, a locking portion which protrudes from an inner circumferential surface of a proximal end of the pressing tube, and a locked portion which protrudes from the clip main body; a linear member connected to the clip unit; a sheath in which the linear member is inserted; and a fracture mechanism connected to a proximal end of the linear member. The fracture mechanism includes a first support member connected to the linear member, a second support member disposed on a proximal end side of the first support member, and a fracturable member disposed between the first support member and the second support member so as to connect the first support member and the second support member.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305711

Endoscope

A first convex portion is arranged at an outer peripheral portion of a first support portion constituting a distal end portion of an insertion portion, and a protruding amount of the first convex portion is set such that an outer peripheral length of the distal end portion including the first convex portion is smaller than an outer peripheral length determined based on a distal end outer diameter as an effective outer diameter of the distal end portion, to thereby ensure durability without an unnecessary increase in a size of the distal end portion and improve insertability of the distal end portion into a subject.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305608

Endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus and endoscope cleaning method

An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes an endoscope connection section, a liquid supply conduit, a gas feeding conduit, a first gas feeding section, a first exhaust section, and a control section that performs a step of filling the gas feeding conduit with a cleaning liquid, a step of opening the first exhaust section, a step of allowing a gas to flow from the first gas feeding section to the endoscope connection section and feeding a two-phase gas-liquid fluid with which the gas feeding conduit is filled into the conduit of the endoscope and a step of closing the first exhaust section a predetermined time after allowing the gas to flow.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305607

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

An image processing device includes a normal light image acquisition section that acquires a normal light image that includes an object image and includes information within a wavelength band of white light, a special light image acquisition section that acquires a special light image that includes an object image and includes information within a specific wavelength band, a correction section that performs a correction process on the special light image, and a blending section that performs a blending process that blends the normal light image and a corrected special light image that is the special light image corrected by the correction section. The blending section blends a component g of the normal light image and a component g of the corrected special light image, and blends a component b of the normal light image and a component b of the corrected special light image.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305606

Image pickup unit for endoscope

An image pickup unit for endoscope of the invention includes: an image pickup device including on a front face a plurality of electrode pads aligned along one side face; and a circuit substrate having an end face from which a lead group, a distal end portion of which is bonded to the plurality of electrode pads, is extended, wherein the end face of the circuit substrate is disposed more rearward than a rear face of the image pickup device, the lead group includes a first lead constituted of at least one of a lead connected to an image pickup device reference electric potential and a dummy lead which does not include an electrical function, and another second lead, and the first lead is closer to the edge portion where the rear face and the side face of the image pickup device intersect than the second lead is.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305600

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes a determining section that determines whether or not an image pickup device is moving at a predetermined speed or higher based on position/direction information and determines, when the image pickup device is not moving at the predetermined speed or higher, that a subject internal image is an image that can be pasted onto a model image of a predetermined organ in a state where the position/direction information of an objective optical window and position/direction information in a coordinate system of the predetermined organ model image are associated with each other, and an image pasting section that reads the subject internal image determined to be the image that can be pasted from the memory and pastes the subject internal image onto the model image of the predetermined organ based on the position/direction information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305599

Fluid control apparatus for endoscope

A gas feeding duct, a suction duct, a first valve that is installed in the gas feeding duct and opens a flow passage only when gas feeding is underway, and a second valve that is installed in a part of the flow passage on an upstream side relative to the first valve, and opens the flow passage k along with gas feeding and closes the flow passage at least when suction is underway are included, and when neither gas feeding nor gas suctioning is underway, the second valve closes the flow passage in conjunction with the first valve unexpectedly opening the flow passage as a result of pressure variation in a part of the gas feeding duct on a downstream side relative to the first valve and thereby prevents reverse flow of a fluid to the upstream side relative to the second valve.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305598

Endoscope

An endoscope including a first bending portion that actively performs a bending action in conjunction with a bending operation in an operation portion, a second bending portion that is provided on a proximal end side of the first bending portion, and passively performs a bending action by an external force, a flexible tube portion that is consecutively connected to a proximal end side of the second bending portion, wherein a series of helical tube portions (a first flex and a second flex) are disposed in the second bending portion and in the flexible tube portion, the helical tube portion being configured such that bending rigidity at a distal end side is higher than bending rigidity at a proximal end side, a boundary at which the bending rigidity of the helical tube portions change (a boundary between the first flex and the second flex) is set to a distal end side of the flexible tube portion, to thereby prevent buckling of the bending portion and realize good insertability of an insertion portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150305597

Insertion assist information detection system for endoscope apparatus and endoscope apparatus

An insertion assist information detection system includes an endoscope apparatus and a movement amount detection sensor. The endoscope apparatus includes an insertion portion to be inserted into a tube, a grasp portion which is grasped by an operator, and a movable portion which mechanically connects the insertion portion and the grasp portion to relatively move the insertion portion and the grasp portion. ... Olympus Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304619

Image processing device, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium for recording image processing program

An image processing device provided with: a white balance correcting section multiplying image data by a white balance gain for each color component; a color difference calculating section calculating color difference components of the image data after the white balance correction, for each pixel; and a color difference correcting section setting a color difference correction range wider as the white balance gain is larger, and, when all the color difference components of a processing target pixel are within the set color difference correction range, performing color difference correction processing for reducing the color difference components of the processing target pixel.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302029

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory storage medium storing image processing program

An image processing apparatus includes a subject information acquiring unit, a reference image acquiring unit, a photographic process information acquiring unit, and a presenting unit. A subject information acquiring unit acquires subject information from input photographic image data. ... Olympus Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150297289

Grasping treatment device

A jaw of a grasping treatment device includes a non-contact portion having a space between it and a distal treatment section in a state where an abutment portion abuts on the distal treatment section, and the non-contact portion includes a wall surface portion inclined so that it is extended toward a distal treatment section side as it is extended away from the abutment portion. A movement regulating portion is provided in a region of the non contact portion located closer to the abutment portion than a continuous surface which forms an edge of the non-contact portion. ... Olympus Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150297255

Surgical operating apparatus with temperature control

A probe includes a probe distal end body, a vibration transmission body and a heat dissipation unit. The probe distal end body includes a first electrode. ... Olympus Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150297070

Endoscope fogging prevention system and endoscope fogging prevention method

An endoscope fogging prevention system includes a heater which heats inside of a distal end portion, a temperature sensor which measures heat quantity information regarding the inside and a control unit which controls the driving of the heater based on the heat quantity information measured by the temperature sensor. The fogging prevention system judging the operating characteristics of the heater and the operating characteristics of the temperature sensor based on the heat quantity information, and deactivating the heater when judging that the judgment result is out of a desired range.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150297068

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

A reflected light image and a fluorescent light image of an observed region are acquired with an imaging system. A gradation level of the reflected light image is set on the basis of a feature value of the acquired reflected light image. ... Olympus Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150297067

Capsule endoscope system, capsule endoscope, reception apparatus, imaging control method of capsule endoscope, and computer readable storage device

A capsule endoscope system includes: a capsule endoscope having a first imaging module configured to direct an imaging direction in a first direction, image a first imaging range, and output first image data, a second imaging module configured to direct an imaging direction in a second direction different from the first direction, image a second imaging range that does not overlap the first imaging range, and output second image data, and a first wireless communication interface configured to transmit the first image data and the second image data; and a reception apparatus having a second wireless communication interface configured to receive the first image data and the second image data. The capsule endoscope or the reception apparatus has a moving direction detecting section, a moving speed detecting section, a speed determining section, and an imaging instruction section.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150297066

Capsule endoscope system, capsule endoscope, reception apparatus, light emission control method of capsule endoscope, and computer readable storage device

A capsule endoscope or a reception apparatus executes a first light emission motion in which only a light emission module configured to perform light emission in an imaging direction of an imaging module that is performing imaging performs the light emission when no lesioned part is detected and executes a second light emission motion in which a light emission module configured to perform the light emission in a second imaging direction of an imaging module different from an imaging module that is imaging the lesioned part performs the light emission in synchronization with the light emission by a light emission module configured to perform the light emission in a first imaging direction of the imaging module that is imaging the lesioned part when the lesioned part is detected.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281624

Image-capturing device

An image-capturing device includes a solid-state image-capturing device in which a first substrate and a second substrate are electrically connected through connection units. The image-capturing device includes: a pixel unit in which a plurality of pixels, each of which has a photoelectric conversion element for generating a photoelectric conversion signal according to an intensity of incident light disposed on the first substrate, are disposed in a two-dimensional matrix and configured to output a photoelectric conversion signal generated by each of the pixels as a pixel signal for every row; a plurality of signal processing units, each of which is disposed for every one or more columns of the plurality of pixels provided in the pixel unit, performs predetermined signal processing on the pixel signal output from the pixel of a corresponding column, and outputs a processed signal including a plurality of signals after the signal processing is performed.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281534

Camera system

In a camera system, a lens cpu controls the operation of an interchangeable lens at a control instruction from a camera body. In the camera body, a subject formed on an imaging element by using the interchangeable lens is photographed at a specified frame rate and image data is generated. ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280841

Frequency and phase offset compensation of modulated signals with symbol timing recovery

Systems and methods are provided in which a wireless receiver can be configured to compensate frequency and phase offsets with joint symbol timing recovery of modulated signals transmitted across a channel, and it can include a transformation module configured to generate an error signal for an information signal representing the modulated signal received by the receiver. The transformation module can include a squaring module configured to square the information signal, thereby generating a squared signal, and a mixer configured to perform a complex multiplication of the squared signal by the local reference signal, and a downsampler. ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279764

Semiconductor device connection structure, ultrasonic module, and ultrasonic endoscope system having ultrasonic module

A semiconductor device connection structure includes: a semiconductor element having a plate shape and including an external connection electrode on a surface of the semiconductor element; a support member which is stacked on the semiconductor element to be adhered to the semiconductor element and of which adhesion surface has a column shape that is substantially same as that of the semiconductor element, a thickness of the support member in a stacking direction being larger than that of the semiconductor element; and a flexible board configured to be electrically connected to the external connection electrode. The flexible board is arranged on a side surface of the semiconductor element and on a side surface of the support member and is adhered only to the side surface of the support member with an adhesive.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276603

Method of analyzing image of cell in laminated structure and method of evaluating laminated structure for corneal transplantation

A method of analyzing an image of a cell in a laminated structure may include the steps of: (a) fluorescently labeling a cell nucleus in the laminated structure having at least one cell layer and one or more other types of biomolecules; (b) acquiring a plurality of planar tomographic fluorescent labeled images in different height directions from the laminated structure for each type of fluorescently labeled biomolecules after the step (a); (c) superimposing a planar tomographic fluorescent labeled image group acquired in the step (b) to construct a three-dimensional tomographic image; (d) dividing the three-dimensional tomographic image constructed in the step (c) into one or two or more cell regions; (e) producing one planar stacked image for each divided cell region after the step (d); and (f) performing image analysis on each planar stacked image produced in the step (e) to analyze cells in the laminated structure.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276602

Fluorescence observation apparatus

A fluorescence observation apparatus, including: a light source configured to irradiate a subject with reference light and excitation light; and one or more processors including hardware, wherein the one or more processers are configured to implement: a fluorescence-image generating portion configured to generate a fluorescence image; a reference-image generating portion configured to generate a color reference image; an extraction portion configured to extract a fluorescence region from the fluorescence image; a motion-effect generating portion configured to generate a frame image bringing about an effect that is visually time-varying with a variation quantity depending on a gradation value of the fluorescence region, in a region corresponding to the fluorescence region; and a synthesis portion configured to add the frame image to any of a plurality of color-component images constituting the reference image to synthesize a synthetic image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276371

Aparatus and method for conducting and real-time application of ec probe calibration

A system and method for carrying out non-destructive testing and inspection of test objects to inspect for anomaly using eddy current instruments, the instrument has an on-board calibration module configured to provide probe-specific conductivity or thickness correction data over a plurality of testing points of a standard block having known conductivity and thicknesses using the same physical probe as is used for the inspection measurements. When the same probe induces eddy current into a test object, the instrument having a processor or computing unit, computes a conductivity or thickness value, corrected by the above said correction data pertaining to the specific probe.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273244

Ultrasonic treatment device

An ultrasonic treatment device including, a vibration transmitting portion, an inner surface which defines an internal space, a first tube which extends along the longitudinal axis in an internal space, a path portion which is provided on the inner circumferential side of the first tube, and a first spacer which intervenes between the inner surface and the first tube at a node position of the ultrasonic vibration in a longitudinal axis and which supports the first tube so that the outer circumferential surface of the first tube does not contact the inner surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150272680

Endoscope transportation instrument

An endoscope transportation instrument includes: a holding portion that holds the endoscope and includes a through hole for discharging liquid dripping from the endoscope when the endoscope is arranged at an upper position; and a liquid receiving portion including a liquid-tight recessed portion that opens upward and receives the liquid dripping from the endoscope when the endoscope held by the holding portion is arranged at the upper position, the liquid receiving portion being connected to the holding portion at a position where the liquid receiving portion does not block the through hole.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150272662

System and method for predictable deployment of a medical device

A medical device system for the delivery of energy to a region of a patient's anatomy is provided. An introducer tube defines a lumen therein and bears a first electrode. ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150272542

Device having echogenic features

A medical device system includes an introducer tube defining a lumen and an opening at a distal end. A medical device is disposed within the lumen of the introducer tube in a first position. ... Olympus Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150272423

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an endoscope including an image pickup section that picks up an image of a subject lumen organ, a recording section that records three-dimensional image information of a lumen organ acquired from a medical diagnosis apparatus, a position estimating section that estimates a distal end position of the endoscope, a lumen-diameter acquiring section that acquires a lumen diameter of the organ in the estimated position of the distal end, a condition determining section that determines whether the acquired lumen diameter is smaller than the reference lumen diameter, an image-change-amount detecting section that detects a change amount of a predetermined parameter in an endoscopic image picked up by the image pickup section, a virtual-endoscopic-image generating section that generates a virtual endoscopic image from any visual point position, and an information recording section that records a position of a distal end of an insertion section and the virtual endoscopic image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271415

Photographing apparatus, image pickup and observation apparatus, image comparison and display method, image comparison and display system, and recording medium

. . A photographing apparatus includes an image pickup section configured to output a first picked-up image obtained by photographing an object, a display control section for displaying the first picked-up image, a comparing section configured to compare an angle of view of the first picked-up image from the image pickup section and an angle of view of a second picked-up image from a second photographing apparatus, and an angle-of-view determining section configured to control, based on a comparison result of the comparing section, the display control section to display, in the first picked-up image, a display indicating a part or whole of an image pickup range of the second picked-up image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271414

Display apparatus and display method

A display apparatus includes: a communication section performing signal transmission with each of a first image pickup section obtaining a first picked-up image and a second image pickup section performing image pickup from an angle different from an angle of an optical axis of the first image pickup section to obtain a second picked-up image of a same object; an instruction inputting section inputting an instruction to select an image to be a display target between the first picked-up image obtained by the first image pickup section and the second picked-up image obtained by the second image pickup section; and a display control section switching display of the first picked-up image and display of the second picked-up image, causing the display of the first picked-up image and the display of the second picked-up image to cooperate with each other, based on the instruction of the instruction inputting section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271373

Image-capturing apparatus

It is possible to obtain the distance to an object with high precision, and it is also possible to obtain a high-quality image. Provided is an image-capturing apparatus including an image-capturing lens that focuses light from a subject; an aperture member disposed adjacent to the image-capturing lens; an image-capturing device that captures an image of the light focused by the image-capturing lens and passing through the aperture member; and a microlens array disposed between the image-capturing device and the image-capturing lens, with gaps therebetween in an optical-axis direction, wherein the aperture member includes at least one normal aperture portion having a substantially circular opening and at least two coded aperture portions having openings in a prescribed pattern.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270304

Semiconductor device, imaging device and semiconductor device manufacturing method

A semiconductor device manufacturing method includes a wafer stack manufacturing process and a dicing process. The wafer stack manufacturing process includes: a first wafer manufacturing process of manufacturing a resin film covering circuits and heated to a temperature higher than a glass transition point of the resin film, manufacturing first holes extending from a surface of the resin film to wirings of the circuits, and providing electrodes electrically connected to the wirings in the first holes to form a first wafer; a second wafer manufacturing process of manufacturing a resin film covering circuits and heated to a temperature lower than a glass transition point of the resin film, manufacturing second holes extending from a surface of the resin film to wirings of the circuits, and providing the electrodes electrically connected to the wirings in the second holes to form a second wafer; and a wafer bonding process.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268155

Container for optical measurement

A container for optical measurement includes: a container main body including a tubular-shaped side wall part having one end blocked with a bottom-face part and having the other end that is open, the side wall part being made up of a single member; and a filter that is fixed to an inner face of the side wall part so as to divide a space in the side wall part into a side on the bottom-face part side and on a side of the other end that is open. At least part of the container main body facing the space on the side of the bottom-face part is made of a material letting light pass therethrough.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265300

Anti-retropulsion systems and methods

An anti-retropulsion device comprising: an expandable segment; a distal collar positioned distally of the expandable segment; and a proximal collar positioned proximally of the expandable segment; wherein the expandable segment has a corresponding plurality of expandable members, and wherein each of the expandable members is configured to expand or contract radially and circumferentially in correspondence with a change in spacing between the distal collar and the proximal collar.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265202

Method for collecting duodenal juice

A method for collecting duodenal juice containing bile under an endoscope is provided. In the method, an endoscope is inserted into a duodenum of a subject from which collection of duodenal juice is performed. ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265142

Endoscope

A holding frame made of a material to bear a greater shear stress than a distal end portion rigid portion (a distal end portion) is adhered and fixed to the distal end rigid portion in a state where one end face is exposed from an inclined surface, and an image guide and a light guide are held through the holding frame. In addition, a groove is provided on a side surface of the holding member and one end of the groove is exposed on a distal end face (the inclined surface) of the distal end rigid portion, to thereby realize downsizing of the distal end portion without lowering durability and improve repairability.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265139

Tube body fixing structure in endoscope cleaning sheath, endoscope cleaning sheath with the tube body fixing structure employed therein, and endoscope system including the endoscope cleaning sheath

A tube body fixing structure in an endoscope cleaning sheath includes: a flexible first tube body including a main lumen and a sub-lumen having a smaller diameter being provided inside along a longitudinal axis, the lumens each opening in the proximal end portion; a first fixing member including a fitting portion in which a proximal end portion of the main lumen is inserted, thereby the fitting portion being communicably connected to a proximal end portion of the main lumen; a second fixing member that is exteriorly mounted on the first tube body and includes a pressure contact portion that is biased against the fitting portion via the first tube body; and a flexible second tube body including a connection portion that is communicably connected to the sub-lumen on a proximal end side relative to the pressure contact portion, and an extension portion that extends from the connection portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265137

Electric unit, and endoscope loaded with electric unit

An electric unit according to the invention has a first and a second image pickup cables having flexibility, a heat shrinkable tube having a cable bundling portion that bundles the first and the second image pickup cables, a first and a second substrates to which the first and the second image pickup cables are connected, an anti-mist element cable and a heat radiation cable that are bundled by the cable bundling portion together with the first and the second image pickup cables to protrude to sides of the first and the second substrates from the cable bundling portion, and a reinforcement frame that fixes core wires of both the cables, and both the anti-mist element cable and heat radiation cable cables are placed in positions that are deviated from a center axis of the heat shrinkable tube in the cable bundling portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265136

Endoscope apparatus

The endoscope apparatus effects shifting without disappearance of a side observation image until a boundary between the side observation image and a non-image-forming region reaches an end of a light receiving surface so that a displacement of a shift distance k is produced between an optical axis of an imaging optical system and a center position l of the light receiving surface of an imaging section, adjusts a magnification of the imaging optical system, and magnifies and displays a combined image of a front observation image and the side observation image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265134

Endoscope system and control method for endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an endoscope including an insertion portion, an image pickup portion that acquires a plurality of images by time-sequentially picking up optical images of a subject by means of an objective optical system provided in a distal end portion of the insertion portion, and a channel that opens at the distal end portion of the insertion portion; a laser probe that is inserted through the channel; an image analysis portion that detects an area showing the laser probe with respect to each image; and a control portion that permits laser output only in a case where it is determined that the laser probe protrudes from the opening of the channel based on detection results with respect to the area showing the laser probe for a plurality of images that are time-sequentially consecutive.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264270

Imaging apparatus and microscope system

. . An imaging apparatus includes: a stage on which an object is configured to be placed; an imaging unit having an imager configured to image the object; a movement mechanism configured to perform a relative movement between the stage and the imaging unit in at least one direction within a placement plane for placing the object; a tilt mechanism configured to tilt at least one of an imaging surface of the imager and the stage relative to a moving direction of the movement mechanism; and a tilt angle setting unit configured to set a tilt angle of the tilt mechanism based on at least a magnification of the imaging unit and a size of an effective area on the imaging surface, the effective area being an area into which observation light from the object is introduced.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264251

Photographing apparatus, method of calculating information for focus control, and camera system

A photographing apparatus has a body portion to which a lens portion is mountable and to which an image forming luminous flux is conducted from the lens portion, and the photographing apparatus includes an image pickup device having pixels for image pickup and pixels for focus detection, a storage section that retains information of sensitivity characteristics of the pixels for focus detection, and a control amount calculation section that obtains information about an incident angle and an angular range of the image forming luminous flux from the lens portion and calculates information for focus control based on the obtained information and information read from the storage section. The focus control of high precision is enabled with simple configuration, irrespective of a lens system.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264219

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device of the present invention comprises an image data acquisition circuit for acquiring image data, a temporary storage for temporarily storing the image data, an image processing circuit for subjecting the image data that has been temporarily stored to image processing, a storage medium that can store at least some saved data of the image data that has been temporarily stored, a management information storage for storing management information for managing the save data, and a control circuit for, when the saved data is stored in the storage medium, carrying out management of the saved data using the management information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260988

Virtual image observation optical system and light guide prism

A first light blocking portion and a second light blocking portion are formed in at least one of the side surfaces of a light guide prism. The first light blocking portion and the second light blocking portion are arranged so that a shaded area and an invisible area overlap each other at least partly and cover an inter-groove area between the first light blocking portion and the second light blocking portion, where the shaded area is an area shadowed from image light due to the first light blocking portion, and the invisible area is an area invisible during virtual image observation by the observer due to the second light blocking portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260974

Culture microscope

Provided is a culture microscope including a culturing space that is provided with a stage on which a specimen is mounted; an adjacent space that is adjacent to the culturing space and in which a driving mechanism of the stage is disposed; a stationary partition that divides the adjacent space and the culturing space and that is also provided with a first through-hole; a tabular movable partition that is disposed at a position where the movable partition closes the first through-hole, that has a second through-hole that is smaller than the first through-hole, that is supported so as to be movable parallel to the stationary partition, and that is larger than the first through-hole; and a lid member that is disposed at a position where the lid member closes the second through-hole of the movable partition and that is supported so as to be movable parallel to the movable partition.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260967

Optical instrument

An optical instrument of the present invention has a first lens group and a second lens group capable of moving in an optical axis direction in order to perform optical zooming, and comprises a storage section for storing first position information relating to positions of the first lens group and positions of the second lens group corresponding to identical focal lengths that fall within a focal length region range in which zoom operations of the optical instrument are carried out, and second position information relating to positions of the first lens group and positions of the second lens group corresponding to different focal lengths that fall within the focal length region, and establishes a second optical state of a higher shooting magnification than a first optical state, when establishing substantially the same focal length as a focal length of the first optical state based on the first position information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150259732

Nucleic acid analysis kit and nucleic acid analysis method

A number of samples provided for analysis are identified correctly by making use of smaller kinds of nucleic acids. Provided is a nucleic acid analysis kit having a plurality of supports that respectively retain identifier probes containing a nucleic acid and support specimens. ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150259640

Cell culture vessel, cell culturing apparatus, and cell culturing method

In order to determine the culturing state of cells in a culture vessel in a simple manner at an appropriate timing without removing the culture vessel from the culturing apparatus, a cell culturing apparatus includes a culturing chamber that accommodates a culture vessel, which can accommodate cells in the interior thereof, and that maintains a predetermined temperature and humidity; a touchscreen sensor that is disposed inside the culturing chamber on a mounting surface, on which the culture vessel is placed, and that is brought into tight contact with an external surface of a bottom of the culture vessel; and an output portion that exports an output from the touchscreen sensor to the exterior of the culturing chamber.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150257832

Laser ablation device

Local excessive laser radiation is prevented, and uniform laser radiation is performed in a target treatment region. Provided is a laser ablation device including: a light source that emits laser light for cauterizing an affected area; a fiber that is provided in an insertion portion and that guides the laser light emitted from the light source to radiate the laser light from an insertion-portion distal end; and a first drive unit that is provided on the fiber and that vibrates the fiber with a first period.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150257635

Observation apparatus

An observation apparatus including a light source that irradiates a subject with illumination light and special light that acts on a specific region of the subject; and a processor comprising hardware, wherein the processor is configured to implement: a return-light-image generating portion that generates a return-light image based on captured return light coming from the subject due to irradiation with the illumination light; a special-light-image generating portion that generates a special-light image based on captured signal light coming from the subject due to irradiation with the special light; an extraction portion that extracts the specific region from the special-light image; and an enhancement processing portion that performs enhancement processing, which is based on return-light image information, on the return-light image, in a region corresponding to the extracted specific region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150257634

Endoscopic channel switching device, endoscope, and manufacturing method of endoscopic channel switching device

A blocked end portion of a cylinder is provided closer to a distal end side in a direction of insertion of the piston into the cylinder than a minimum diameter portion. The blocked end portion includes a minimum diameter uniform portion which has the same inside diameter as the minimum diameter portion and a partial diameter increased portion which has an inside diameter that is increased as compared to the inside diameter of the minimum diameter portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150257631

Endoscope image-acquisition unit and endoscope apparatus

Positioning precision between an image-acquisition device and an objective lens is enhanced by suppressing manufacturing errors. Provided is an endoscope image-acquisition unit equipped with an objective-lens-unit frame that holds an objective lens and an image-acquisition-device holding frame that is fitted to the objective-lens-unit frame and that holds an image-acquisition device, wherein the objective-lens-unit frame and the image-acquisition-device holding frame are attached and secured to each other by means of thermosetting resin that is applied to fitting portions therebetween and in which polar-molecule materials are mixed, and one of the objective-lens-unit frame and the image-acquisition-device holding frame, whichever one is positioned outside at the fitting portions, is formed of a material that allows microwaves to pass therethrough.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150257628

Image processing device, information storage device, and image processing method

An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image that includes an image of an object, the captured image being an image captured by an imaging section, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section captured the captured image, an irregularity information acquisition section that acquires extracted irregularity information from the acquired distance information, the extracted irregularity information being information that represents irregular parts extracted from the object, and an enhancement section that performs an enhancement process on an enhancement target, the enhancement target being an irregular part that is represented by the extracted irregularity information and agrees with characteristics specified by known characteristic information, the known characteristic information being information that represents known characteristics relating to the structure of the object.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256812

Image sensor and imaging device

. . An image sensor includes: a pair of light receiving elements which is disposed for each of two-dimensionally aligned lenses and receives light from a subject, one of the light receiving elements outputting a pixel signal constituting one of captured images in a pair, the other of the light receiving elements outputting a pixel signal constituting the other of the captured images in a pair, the captured images in a pair having a parallax for displaying a three-dimensional captured image of the subject; and a wiring layer disposed between the light receiving elements, the wiring layer including a plurality of wiring lines laminated spaced apart from one another for transmitting an input or output signal to and from the light receiving elements, in which the wiring layer shields light that otherwise goes beyond one picture element to be incident onto another picture element.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256781

Solid-state image pickup device, image pickup device, and signal reading method

A solid-state image pickup device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: electrically coupled substrates on which circuit elements constituting a pixel are arranged; a photoelectric conversion element included in the pixel; a reading circuit that reads from the pixel, a signal based on a signal generated by the photoelectric conversion element; and first to n-th circuit sets each including a circuit element that reads a signal by a corresponding one of first to n-th reading modes. N is an integer such that n≧2. ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254826

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

An image processing apparatus processes an image obtained by capturing inside of a lumen of a living body. The image processing apparatus includes: a contour edge region extracting unit configured to extract a contour edge region of an examination target from the image; an examination region setting unit configured to set an examination region in the image so as not to include the contour edge region; and an abnormal structure identifying unit configured to identify whether a microstructure of a surface of the examination target is abnormal, based on texture information of the examination region.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253589

Narrow band imaging with surgical loupes

Apparatus, including a housing that is configured to be mounted in proximity to a human eye. The apparatus further includes optics that is retained by the housing and that is configured to focus optical radiation from a scene to an image viewable by the human eye. ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253576

Head-mounted display device

A head-mounted display device is provided, the head-mounted display device including: a display element; a light guide prism that includes an incident surface through which image light from the display element enters and that guides the image light to user's eyes; and a housing that contains the display element and the light guide prism; and support unit that fixes the housing to user's head. The light guide prism is partially covered by and contained in the housing. ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150250547

Medical robot arm apparatus, medical robot arm control system, medical robot arm control method, and program

Provided is a medical robot arm apparatus including a plurality of joint units configured to connect a plurality of links and implement at least 6 or more degrees of freedom in driving of a multi-link structure configured with the plurality of links, and a drive control unit configured to control driving of the joint units based on states of the joint units. A front edge unit attached to a front edge of the multi-link structure is at least one medical apparatus.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150250498

Trocar

A trocar including a distal-end tube portion that is disposed inside the body and has a first inner hole through which a medical device can be inserted; a proximal-end tube portion that is disposed outside the body and is connected to the distal-end tube portion, the proximal-end tube portion having a second inner hole that communicates with the first inner hole and has an axis which can be disposed in a direction not parallel to an axis of the first inner hole; and a movement facilitating portion that is disposed on at least one of the inner surface of the first inner hole and the inner surface of the second inner hole to facilitate the movement of the medical device inside the inner hole.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150250496

Ultrasound treatment instrument

With respect to a forceps type treatment instrument including an ultrasound probe that protrudes from a treatment instrument main body at a position separated to a distal end side from a shaft portion, and a jaw that is displaceable between a closed state and an opened state by being linked with swing action of an clamp arm in a position separated to a distal end side from the shaft portion, stoppers are extendedly provided toward a clamp arm side from a treatment instrument main body side in a state in which edge portions at a distal end side are set to located at a distal end side from a locus of a proximal end of the jaw, and entry of a living body into a gap of the treatment instrument main body and the clamp arm is restricted.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150250380

Three-dimensional endoscope

This three-dimensional endoscope is provided with optical systems that are provided with a pair of lens groups, which focus light coming from an object, a pair of first prisms, which deflect the light focused by the respective lens groups, and a pair of second prisms, which deflect the light deflected by the respective first prisms, and that form two images exhibiting parallax; a distal-end-side rotating mechanism that rotates the pair of lens groups and the pair of first prisms relative to the pair of second prisms about an axis perpendicular to the optical axes; an imaging device that captures the two images exhibiting parallax formed by the optical systems; and an image processing portion that processes screen images acquired by the imaging device and that rotates the two images acquired by the imaging device in opposite directions from each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150250377

Endoscope system

An endoscope system of the present invention is provided with an image pickup device, a treatment instrument raising base, a signal processing section and a monitor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249790

Image processing apparatus, image display apparatus and imaging apparatus having the same, image processing method, and computer-readable medium storing image processing program

An image processing apparatus receives an image signal and generates a display image having an image range associated with a display area of a display unit from an image based on the image signal. The image processing apparatus includes a position-of-interest-calculating-unit, a frame-out-accuracy-calculation-unit, an alteration-variable-decision-unit and an image-alteration-unit. ... Olympus Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249788

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging apparatus includes: a first communication control unit that receives action instruction information from an external communication device; and a pseudo image generating unit that generates a pseudo image simulatively expressing an action by a user of the imaging apparatus according to an action instruction based on the action instruction information. The action instruction information includes angle change instruction information and shooting instruction information. ... Olympus Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249753

Communication device, imaging system, and server

A communication device includes: a first communication unit that performs at least communications of image data with a first external device in a first communication mode; a second communication unit that performs communications with a second external device via a network in a second communication mode; a communication status determination unit that determines communication status in the first communication mode; and a device-side communication controller. When the communication status in the first communication mode is not favorable for communications of the image data, the device-side communication controller performs communications with the second external device via the second communication unit on a request for turning the communication status in the first communication mode to favorable status.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249465

Encoder signal processing circuit

An encoder signal processing circuit is connected to encoder heads outputting an encoder signal in accordance with a relative displacement with respect to a corresponding scale in such a way that signals can be transmitted to and received from the encoder heads, and processes encoder signals from the encoder heads. The circuit includes a processing unit and a processing decision unit. ... Olympus Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248208

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and computer-readable storage medium providing a touch panel display user interface

An imaging apparatus includes a control unit that sets a touch area corresponding to a periphery of an initial touch position on a touch panel as an area used for adjusting an image that is displayed at the initial touch position on the basis of a signal that is output by the touch panel disposed in connection with a display unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150245874

Operation input device and master-slave system

Provided is an operation input device including a base member; a grip that is gripped by an operator and that is moved relative to the base member; a coupling portion that couples the grip to the base portion in a pivotable manner; and a scaling-ratio changing mechanism that changes an amount by which the grip is moved with respect to a pivoting angle of the coupling portion, and an object thereof is to enable switching operation between a coarse movement and a fine movement by using the same operation.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150245815

Ultrasound transducer and ultrasound transducer manufacturing method

An ultrasound transducer according to the invention includes: a piezoelectric element; an electrode formed on a surface of the piezoelectric element; a conductive wire including a distal end that is in contact with the electrode; and a metal film formed by an electroplating method, the metal film coating at least the distal end of the wire and the electrode that are in contact with each other and thereby electrically connecting the electrode and the wire.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150245811

Ultrasound transducer element and ultrasound endoscope

An ultrasound transducer element including a cell group constituted by a plurality of ultrasound transducer cells, wherein each of the plurality of ultrasound transducer cells includes a lower electrode arranged on a substrate, a membrane including an upper electrode arranged facing the lower electrode with a cavity positioned therebetween, and a plurality of pillars forming the cavity by supporting the membrane, and each cavity mutually communicates with one another.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245315

Multicast transmission terminal, multicast reception terminal, multicast system, computer readable storage device, multicast transmission method, and multicast reception method

Provided is a multicast transmission terminal including: a transmission/reception unit that performs multicast transmission using a predetermined center frequency and a bandwidth, and receives acknowledgement transmitted using a center frequency different from the center frequency of the multicast transmission and a bandwidth narrower than the bandwidth of the multicast transmission; a discovery unit that transmits an inquiry packet in a broadcast manner and discovers reception terminals (destinations of the multicast transmission); an allocation unit that allocates a center frequency used when the reception terminal transmits the acknowledgement in response to the number of reception terminals discovered by the discovery unit, allocates the center frequency different from the center frequency of the multicast transmission to the reception terminal, and generates an allocation list indicating the allocation; and a notification control unit that allows the transmission/reception unit to transmit the allocation list in multicast manner.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244937

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging apparatus having multiple shooting functions includes: an imaging unit that images a subject; two operating units each receives an input of a change signal for instructing a change in shooting parameter of a preset shooting function; a release switch that receives an input of a shooting preparation signal for instructing a shooting preparation operation when pressed halfway; a setting unit that sets at least one or more shooting functions among the multiple shooting functions, to the two operating units; and a control unit that switches over the at least one or more shooting functions of the two operating units, to a limited shooting function capable of conforming to a change in a shooting condition of the subject, when the release switch is being kept pressed halfway even after the release switch is pressed halfway to fix a focal position and/or photometric value with respect to the subject.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244931

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device according to the present invention includes: an imaging circuit to obtain image data by imaging an object; an image synthesis circuit to synthesize synthesis image data using the image data; an image synthesis estimation circuit to estimate whether an object possibly to be synthesized is included or not in the image synthesis circuit; and an image capturing instruction circuit to instruct the imaging circuit to capture an image, wherein the image capturing instruction circuit instructs the imaging circuit to capture a plurality of images according to an estimation result of the image synthesis estimation circuit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244907

Imaging apparatus and optical system used for imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus comprises an optical system that includes a plurality of lens groups, each lens group including one or more lenses, at least one of the lens groups being independently movable with respect to the other lens groups and including a focus lens group for focusing the subject and a lens control unit that controls movement of the plurality of lens groups to bring into focus based on a feeding position of the focus lens group.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241855

Control system for a cleaning device, and cleaning device

A control system for a cleaning device for cleaning surgical instruments, the control system including: a controlling or regulating device; at least one first sensor operatively connected to the controlling or regulating device, wherein the controlling or regulating device controls or regulates a cleaning processes of the cleaning device as a function of measured values of the at least one first sensor; a supplementary monitoring device; and at least one second sensor operatively connected to the supplementary monitoring device; wherein the supplementary monitoring device is electrically connected to the controlling or regulating device and is configured to exchange measured data and/or processed data of one or more of the at least one first sensor and the at least one second sensor between the controlling or regulating device and the supplementary monitoring device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241844

Display method and display apparatus

A display method lets a display beam to propagate in a transparent substrate while internally reflected repeatedly and lets the display beam partly emit out of the transparent substrate every time the display beam is internally reflected, thereby emitting display beams from almost entirety of a surface of the transparent substrate. The display beam is produced holographically. ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241686

Imaging device, microscope system, and imaging method

An imaging device includes: an imaging unit configured to image an object to acquire an image of the object; an imaging controller configured to cause the imaging unit to execute imaging while moving an observation region of the imaging unit with respect to the object in at least two different directions; a degradation information acquisition unit configured to acquire degradation information that indicates degradation caused in the image acquired by the imaging unit due to the moving of the observation region; and an image processing unit configured to perform, on at least two images, image composite processing and image restoration processing based on the degradation information, the at least two images having been acquired, by the imaging unit, by moving a same observation region in different directions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150240137

Adhesive composition and endoscope device

An adhesive composition comprising a main agent including at least one epoxy resin selected from a bisphenol a epoxy resin, a bisphenol f epoxy resin, and a phenol novolac epoxy resin, and an acrylic rubber; a curing agent including xylylene diamine; and a filler including silica. The adhesive composition further comprises an ion exchanger.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150238089

Internal observation device for object having light scattering properties, internal body observation device, endoscope for internal observation and internal observation method

There is provided an inside observation apparatus of an endoscope and the like which can perform an inside observation for irradiating an illumination light to a minute area of a surface of an object (for example, a living tissue) having a light scattering property and detecting a back-scattered light of the illumination light, can increase a detected light amount by a simply and low cost configuration by making an area of a detection region larger than an illumination region, and can reduce a time necessary to detect an body (for example, a blood vessel) to be observed and detect a region deeper than a conventional region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150238068

Endoscope with pivotable lens system

An endoscope including an endoscope shaft closed by a cover glass; an optical system arranged in the endoscope shaft, the optical system including at least one prism located proximally to the cover glass; a prism holder for holding the optical system and mounted so as to be pivotable about a rotation axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the endoscope shaft, wherein the prism holder has at least a portion having a circular circumference with a toothed arrangement; an elongated adjustment element movable along the longitudinal axis of the endoscope shaft and having a mating toothed arrangement for engagement with the toothed arrangement of the prism holder, the mating toothed arrangement being formed at least on a distal portion; wherein at least the distal portion of the adjustment element is bendable such that it is guided in a curved guide channel formed at least partially around the prism holder.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237408

Wireless transmission terminal, wireless receiving terminal, wireless communication system, wireless communication method, and computer readable storage device

. . A wireless transmission terminal wirelessly transmits data in a multicast manner to wireless receiving terminals that set whether to wirelessly transmit responses for wirelessly received data, wirelessly transmit priority information representing a priority of a reception side terminal, and serve as any one of response-enabled terminals for which wireless transmission of the responses is enabled and response-disabled terminals for which wireless transmission of the responses is disabled. The wireless transmission terminal includes: a wireless communication unit; a storage unit; and a control unit configured to store the priority information in the storage unit in correlation with identification information for identifying the wireless receiving terminal having wirelessly transmitted a connection request for receiving data wirelessly transmitted in a multicast manner when the connection request and the priority information have been wirelessly received in the wireless communication unit.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237282

Image pickup device and image pickup apparatus

Provided is an image pickup device including: an image pickup pixel group including a plurality of pixels arrayed in a matrix; a focus detection pixel group of focus detection pixels discretely arranged in the image pickup pixel group; a first readout circuit including a first ad converter that converts only pixel signals from the image pickup pixel group to digital signals; and a second readout circuit including a second ad converter that converts only pixel signals r, l, t and b from the focus detection pixel group to digital signals.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237266

Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus using the same

An image forming optical system includes, a negative first lens unit, a positive second lens unit, a negative third lens unit, and a positive fourth lens unit, and the first lens unit either includes a negative lens and a positive lens, or includes a negative lens, a negative lens, and a positive lens, and the second lens unit includes a first lens component and a second lens component, and the second lens component includes a cemented lens, and the third lens unit includes either one lens or two lenses as a whole, and a lens having a curvature of a surface on an image side larger than a curvature of a surface on the object is disposed nearest to an object, and the fourth lens unit includes one positive lens component.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237262

Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method

Provided is an image pickup apparatus including an image pickup device, an ae control section, an image pickup control section that makes the image pickup device perform shooting, an evf for image observation by looking thereinto, and an electronic display section, the electronic display section and the evf alternatively displaying an image, wherein in exposure control, the ae control section sets a first exposure condition that is the same as an exposure condition for capturing image data for recording when the image is displayed on the electronic display section, and sets a second exposure condition that is different from the first exposure condition when the image is displayed on the evf.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237250

Image reception device, image capture device, image capture system, image reception method, and non-transitory medium saving program

An image reception device includes a storage module that associates and stores first identification information which is used for identifying an image capture device or a lens module and second identification information which is used for visually identifying establishment of communication connection between the image capture device and the image reception device; an information acquisition unit that acquires the first identification information from the image capture device; a second communication module that transmits, to the image capture device, first control information which instructs the first display interface to display first information after the communication connection with the image capture device is established and receives image data from the image capture device; and an information output unit that outputs second control information which instructs a second display interface to display second information to the second display interface after the communication connection with the image capture device is established.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237249

Imaging apparatus, communication device, imaging method, and information notification method

An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit that generates image data; a feature information generation unit that generates feature information smaller in data amount than the image data, the feature information indicating features of a subject image included in an image corresponding to the image data; an imaging-side first and second communication units; a communication status determination unit that determines the status of communication between an external communication device and the imaging-side first communication unit; and an imaging-side communication control unit that transmits the feature information to the communication device via the imaging-side second communication unit when the status of communication between the communication device and the imaging-side first communication unit is not favorable.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237243

Photographic apparatus, stroboscopic image prediction method, and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing stroboscopic image prediction program

A display device includes an image pickup device, a stroboscope, and a stroboscopic image prediction creation unit. The stroboscope applies stroboscopic light to a subject together with the photography by the image pickup device. ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236332

Destructive battery closure

An article comprising: a battery support containing battery lead wires attached to terminals; an opposing battery support attached to the battery support to create a battery closure; one or more batteries having battery contacts in the opposing battery support; and one or more activation tabs; wherein the terminals are attached to spring-loaded members; wherein the one or more activation tabs are spaced between the terminals and the battery contacts; wherein the spring-loaded members provide a biasing force that biases the terminals against the activation tabs keeping the one or more activation tabs in place in either a first position or a second position; wherein the opposing battery support is securely connected to the battery support in both the first position and the second position; and wherein the biasing force is greater in the first position than in the second position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234175

Light adjusting apparatus

A light adjusting apparatus including a drive section provided with an axial magnet, a coil core member and a coil, a first substrate provided an opening and a first cut-out portion, a second substrate provided with an opening and a second cut-out portion, located at a predetermined distance from the first substrate, an incident light adjusting section to which the axial magnet is joined, and an axial magnet support member provided with a distance keeping portion that keeps a distance between the coil core member and the axial magnet to within a certain range and a dropout prevention portion that prevents dropout of the axial magnet from the first cut-out portion, the axial magnet support member being fixed to the coil core member, in which the incident light adjusting section is rotated by the drive section for adjusting the incident light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150230821

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

08/20/15 / #20150230799

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

08/20/15 / #20150230790

Suture device

A suture device is provided with a longitudinal member; a pair of grasping members; a suture needle; a power transmitting member; an opening-closing operating portion; a pair of needle locking portions having a first needle locking member and a second needle locking member and locking or releasing the suture needle to or from the pair of grasping members; a pair of wire members connected to the pair of needle locking portions; a needle locking and operating portion that operates the pair of wire members; a link member having a first end and a second end connected to the pair of wire members; and rotatable support portions that rotatably support the link member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150230693

Substrate connecting structure

A substrate connecting structure includes a circuit substrate where an electrical component is installed on the back face, a signal cable into which a plurality of signal transmission lines electrically connected to first signal line connecting portions and to second signal line connecting portions, respectively, are inserted, and a coupling member that is formed by a conductive member including a fixing section disposed at the end portion of the signal cable, a flat section on the front face of the circuit substrate, and a through hole, the coupling member fixing the signal cable and the circuit substrate, wherein the central axis of the signal cable is displaced toward the back face side with respect to the central axis of the circuit substrate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150230692

Electronic endoscope

An electronic endoscope includes a plurality of small signal cables that extend from an image pickup unit and are inserted through and disposed in an inner space formed in an insertion portion, wherein the plurality of small signal cables are covered by a metal sheath and thereby brought together to form a single signal cable bundle and are arranged as the single signal cable bundle inside an endoscope cable as far as an operation portion, are arranged inside the operation portion in a state in which the metal sheath is stripped off therefrom inside the operation portion, and the plurality of small signal cables protruding from the metal sheath which is stripped off are arranged in a slackened state inside the operation portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229909

Image pickup element and image pickup apparatus

A plurality of two-dimensionally arranged microlenses, a pair of light-receiving elements corresponding to the microlenses, and a light-controlling member configured to control incidence of light onto adjacent light-receiving areas of the pair of light-receiving elements are provided.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229861

Solid-state imaging device, imaging device, and signal reading method

A solid-state imaging device includes: first electrode pads formed on a first substrate on which photoelectric conversion elements included in pixels are arranged; second electrode pads formed on a second substrate having a reading unit that reads signals of the pixels; and connecting portions, one end being bonded to the first electrode pads and the other being bonded to the second electrode pads to electrically connect the first electrode pads and the second electrode pads to each other. The pixels are partitioned into areas for each unit pixel cell or each cell including pixels, first to n-th of the first electrode pads and first to m-th of the second electrode pads are allocated to the partitioned areas, and the first to n-th first electrode pads and the first to m-th second electrode pads allocated to the same partitioned area are electrically connected to each other via the connecting portions.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229831

Focus adjustment device and control method for focus adjustment device

A focus adjustment device has an image sensor for forming a subject image using light flux that has been received through a photographing lens, and generating image signals, and executes focus adjustment based on the image signals. This focus adjustment device comprises a focus detection region setting section for setting a plurality of focus detection regions of differing sizes, within a region in which an image is formed by the image sensor, a determination section, for detecting contrast of image signals within focus detection regions respectively relating to the plurality of focus detection regions, and determining change of a subject based on amount of change of the contrast and temporal change in amount of change of the contrast, and a control section for, in a case where the determination section has determined that there is subject change when a focus adjustment operation is stopped, starting the focus adjustment operation.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229828

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

An imaging device includes: an imaging unit that generates image data; a first communication unit; a first communication control unit that transmits the image data to an external communication device and receives recording information for causing the imaging device to record a subject image included in the image data from the communication device; and a specification information generation unit that generates specification information for specifying the subject image based on the recording information and records the specification information in a recording unit. The recording information includes subject image information. ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229815

Imaging system, display system, and optical device

An imaging system includes: an imaging device; and an optical device that forms a subject image on an imaging plane of an imaging element and that is freely attachable to and detachable from the imaging device. The optical device includes a combination of a plurality of optical systems to provide a plurality of optical axes. ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229239

Inertial drive actuator

An inertial drive actuator includes a displacement unit that generates a small displacement in a first direction and in a second direction opposite to the first direction, a plurality of coils that generate a magnetic flux in a direction different from the displacement unit, a mover having a surface facing at least one surface of the plurality of coils and a first yoke that concentrates the magnetic flux generated by the coils to a predetermined location, a detection unit that detects electrical signals of the plurality of coils that represent changes in the magnetic flux in the neighborhood of the coils depending on positional relationship between the mover and the plurality of coils, and a determination unit that determines the position of the mover based on an output of the detection unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150228678

Image pickup apparatus, endoscope, semiconductor apparatus, and manufacturing method of semiconductor apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device chip that has junction terminals, which is connected with an image pickup unit, on a reverse surface; a cable having lead wires connected with the image pickup unit; and a wiring board that includes junction electrodes joined to the junction terminals, terminal electrodes connected with the lead wires, wirings that connect the junction electrodes formed at a central portion and the terminal electrodes formed at extending portions, and a heat transmission pattern formed in a region where the junction electrodes, the terminal electrodes and the wirings are not formed, the extending portions being bent and thereby the wiring board being arranged within a projected plane of the image pickup device chip.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150228056

Image processing device, image processing method, and information storage device

An image processing device includes an image sequence acquisition section that acquires an input image sequence that includes first to n-th images, and a processing section that performs an image summarization process that deletes some of the first to nth images to generate a summary image sequence, the processing section selecting an s-th (s is an integer that satisfies 0≦s≦n+1) image to be a provisional summary image, selecting a t-th (t is an integer that satisfies 0≦t≦s−1) image to be a provisional preceding summary image, selecting a u-th (u is an integer that satisfies t<u<s) image to be a determination target image, calculating a summarization interval evaluation value g(t, s) based on deformation information about the provisional summary image and the determination target image, and deformation information about the provisional preceding summary image and the determination target image, and performing the image summarization process.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150226943

Teleconverter and image pickup system using the same

A teleconverter according to the present invention includes a master lens apparatus side mount portion, an image pickup apparatus side mount portion, and a converter lens section having a negative refractive power as a whole. The converter lens section includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power. ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150226937

Lens unit structure for molded lens and molding die for molded lens

A first lens surface includes a first optically effective surface, and a convexly first engagement portion which protrudes toward a second lens side from an optical extended surface formed with the same curvature as the first optically effective surface as a position substantially corresponding to an outer edge of the first optically effective surface. A second lens surface includes a second optically effective surface larger in diameter than the first optically effective surface, and a convexly second engagement portion, which is provided outside the second optically effective surface, which protrudes toward a first lens side, which is engaged with the first engagement portion, which positions the first lens and the second lens.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150226647

Substrate collecting device

The present invention provides a substrate collecting device that includes a first stage on which a sheet is placed with a plurality of substrates facing downward, an sampler which carries out a predetermined operation on some of the substrates, which are disposed at predetermined positions, from above the first stage thereby to cause the substrates to come off from the sheet and fall, an optical system and a collector disposed below the first stage, and a second stage, which integrally moves the optical system and the collector in a horizontal direction. The second stage is capable of positioning the optical system and the collector at two positions at which the optical system or the collector is disposed substantially vertically below a predetermined position.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150223880

Method for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

A method for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia includes ablating at least a portion of one or more veins in the testicular drainage system in a human. For example, at least a portion of one or more of the internal spermatic veins in a human male may be ablated using a radiofrequency device.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150223677

Endoscope with lateral illumination, use and method

An endoscope with lateral illumination including: an endoscope shaft with an outer tube; an input lens arranged in a distal area of the outer tube, the input lens having a viewing direction pivotable in at least one pivot plane; two or more illumination optical-fiber bundles terminating at output surfaces at a distal tip, wherein a first illumination optical-fiber bundle generates an illumination, at a 0° viewing angle, and a second illumination optical-fiber bundle generates an illumination of another area with a lateral viewing angle or lateral viewing-angle range of between 0° and 90°; and one or more light-emitting diodes arranged in or on a circumference of the endoscope shaft in an area of the distal tip, wherein the light-emitting diode(s) is/are arranged in the pivot plane and/or around the pivot plane, in order to generate an illumination at a viewing angle or a viewing-angle range of about 90°.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150223674

Actuator for a surgical instrument

An actuator for a surgical instrument. The actuator including: a sliding tube; and a rotor arranged in said sliding tube; wherein the sliding tube has at one end a receiving cavity for a rotor positioning key, the receiving cavity being configured such that after the rotor positioning key has been positioned in the receiving cavity, and after the rotor positioning key has been twisted in the receiving cavity, the rotor positioning key is releasably locked.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150223670

Insertion system, insertion supporting device, insertion supporting method and recording medium

An inserting state acquiring section is configured to acquire inserting state information of an inserting section that is to be inserted into an insertion subject, an insertion subject shape acquiring section is configured to acquire insertion subject shape information that is shape information of the insertion subject, and a positional relation calculating section is configured to be input the inserting state information and the insertion subject shape information and to calculate a positional relation of the inserting section to the insertion subject. When an output section outputs the calculation result of the positional relation calculating section, a control section is configured to control an output state of the calculation result in the output section.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222802

Imaging device and control method for imaging device

An imaging device of the present invention comprises an imaging section, including an image sensor for imaging a subject, for generating image data based on output signals of the image sensor; a control section for casing repeated operation of the imaging section in accordance with a single release operation; an adding processing section for sequentially adding image data repeatedly output from the imaging section and generating added mage data; an image display section for displaying the added image data; and a setting section for setting a repeat period for the imaging section and instructing to the control section. Also, an imaging device of the present invention, comprises an imaging section for repeatedly forming an image of a subject at a set period, while performing a bulb exposure operation, and outputting image data; an adding processing section for performing adding processing of the image data and previously output image data; an added image storage section for respectively independently storing a plurality of added images that have been added by the adding processing section, and a display section for displaying, in a list, the plurality of added images that have been stored in the added image storage section after completion of the bulb exposure operation.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220801

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, a designating unit, a control unit, a communication unit, and a reproducing unit. The first imaging unit acquires first image data. ... Olympus Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150218628

Target particle determining method

Provided a target particle determining method of detecting a non-light emitting particle, including the steps of: (a) combining a non-light emitting observation particles, a solid phase carriers and a target particles in a first solution; (b) forming a complex of the target particle bound with a non-light emitting observation particle and a solid phase carrier; (c) removing the observation particles that are not bound to the target particles; (d) separating observation particles from solid phase carriers; (e) dispersing the separated observation particles in a second sample solution; (f) detecting the separated observation particles; and (g) determining the target particles that correspond to each of the detected observation particles in step (f).. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150216608

Adapter identification of a reprocessing device for surgical instruments

An adapter device for use in a reprocessing device for reprocessing surgical instruments. The adapter device including: at least one first fluid attachment, on an inlet side for connection to a coupling device of the reprocessing device; at least one second fluid attachment, on an outlet side for connection to the surgical instrument, the at least one second fluid attachment being adapted geometrically to an attachment of the surgical instrument; and an adapter identification feature that is detectable by the reprocessing device. ... Olympus Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150216399

Video camera housing for an endoscope

A housing for accommodating optical and electronic components of a video camera of a medical video endoscope. The housing including: a first housing part, a second housing part, the housing parts assembled together to form inner chambers for mounting the optical and electronic components and an axial passage for optically connecting the inner chambers; a window disposed in an end opening in the assembled housing parts, electrical connectors disposed in a wall in the assembled housing parts, wherein, in an unassembled configuration, the inner chambers are accessible from a surface substantially transversely to a longitudinal axis of the housing parts, and the first and second housing parts are configured to mate with each other in such a way that the inner chambers are hermetically sealed from an exterior of the assembled first and second housing parts.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150216395

Video endoscope

A video endoscope including: a tube forming an interior, a window formed at a distal end of the tube; an image sensor; a support in the interior for supporting the image sensor, said image sensor viewing through the window; a conductor arranged on the support, the conductor electrically connecting the image sensor, and a closing wall at a proximal end of the tube through which a pin extends, said pin being in contact with the conductor on the support, wherein the support abuts an inner face of the closing wall such that a surface region of the support on which the conductor is mounted contacts the closing wall at an angle at the point where the pin is located such that a portion of the pin protrudes into the interior and rests in a parallel manner on the surface region of the support and makes contact with the conductor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150216392

Observation apparatus, observation supporting device, observation supporting method and recording medium

A relative position information acquiring section acquires relative position information, in relation to an insertion subject, of a portion of an inserting section which becomes a position detection object. An image acquisition position calculating section calculates an image acquisition position that is at least one of an image acquisition region, a part of the image acquisition region and a point in the image acquisition region, by use of the relative position and shape information of the insertion subject. ... Olympus Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150216391

Observation apparatus, observation supporting device, observation supporting method and recording medium

An inserting state acquiring section is configured to acquire inserting state information of an inserting section that is to be inserted into an insertion subject, and an insertion subject shape acquiring section is configured to acquire insertion subject shape information that is shape information of the insertion subject. A positional relation calculating section is configured to be input the inserting state information and the insertion subject shape information and to calculate a positional relation of the inserting section to the insertion subject, and an output section is configured to output the calculation result of the positional relation calculating section as display information.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215593

Image-acquisition apparatus

Provided is an image-acquisition apparatus including an image-acquisition lens that collects light coming from a subject a; an image-acquisition device that acquires images with the light collected by the image-acquisition lens; a microlens array that is disposed between the image-acquisition device and the image-acquisition lens; and a distance calculating portion that calculates a distance to the subject by using information obtained by the image-acquisition device. The microlens array has multiple types of microlenses, for different polarization states, that focus light incident thereon to form individual images on an image-acquisition surface of the image-acquisition device and that are arranged in an array in directions orthogonal to an optical axis thereof, and the distance calculating portion calculates the distance by performing matching processing in which each polarization state is weighted according to frequency components of the information obtained by the image-acquisition device.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215563

Image pick-up and display system, image pick-up device, image pick-up method, and computer readable storage device

An image pick-up and display system has a plurality of image pick-up devices and a display device. The image pick-up devices, other than a reference image pick-up device, have a control unit that performs the following: storing time relationship data indicating the time relationship between the image pick-up timing of the reference image pick-up device and the wireless transmission timing of compressed image data of the reference image pick-up device; adjusting the image pick-up timing of an image pick-up unit, on the basis of the time relationship data and the reception timing of the compressed image data that was wirelessly received by a first wireless communication unit, so as to match the image pick-up timing of the reference image pick-up device; and adjusting the wireless transmission timing of the first wireless communication unit so that the timing differs from the wireless transmission timing of the reference image pick-up device.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215506

Portable optical instrument and image pickup apparatus

The invention provides a portable optical instrument including: a body portion to which a lens barrel which holds a lens is fixed; a pop-up light emitting unit which projects illumination light forward; and a sighting device which includes an optical element which includes a concave-surface-shaped reflection surface and a sighting device light source opposed to the reflection surface, the sighting device forming a reflection light of the sighting device light source, wherein the optical element is disposed between the light emitting unit and the body portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212681

Head-mounted display, unlocking system, and method for controlling unlocking system

A head-mounted display includes a display section that displays a display image, and a display control section that performs a control process that displays the display image on the display section. The display control section displays an unlocking screen on the display section, the unlocking screen being used by the user to unlock the head-mounted display, and displays an unlocked state notification screen on the display section when the head-mounted display has been unlocked using the unlocking screen, the unlocked state notification screen notifying the user that the head-mounted display has been unlocked.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212329

Eyeglass-type wearable device and front part of eyeglass-type wearable device

An eyeglass-type wearable device includes a first temple part positioned along one temporal region of a user, a second temple part positioned along the other temporal region of the user, and a front part positioned in front of the face of the user, when the eyeglass-type wearable device is worn by the user. The front part includes an electrical unit including an imaging device, and a first and second connection sections to which the first and the second temple parts can be connected, and at least one of the first and the second temple parts includes a temple-side electrical unit. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212310

Microscope

It is an object of the present invention to provide a microscope that is capable of precisely controlling the amount of an immersion medium held in a gap between an objective lens and a mounting part, and that is capable of observing a specimen without varying the mounting part. The microscope includes a supply port from which an immersion medium is supplied to a gap between a film-like mounting part on which a specimen is loaded and an immersion objective lens, and a suction port that is arranged so as to be able to be brought into contact with an immersion medium supplied from the supply port, and from which the immersion medium can be sucked.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212307

Microscope illumination apparatus, microscope, and microscope illumination method

A microscope illumination apparatus includes an optical conversion unit that converts laser light incident thereon from a light source to laser light that has an na and whose main optical axis is distributed on a conical surface that widens at a predetermined angle with respect to an incident optical axis of the laser light, and from which the laser light exits, and an optical device that has no refractive power and that deflects the laser light, which has exited the optical conversion unit, in a direction parallel to the incident optical axis, wherein the microscope illumination apparatus focuses laser light that has exited the optical device at a pupil position of a focusing lens for illuminating a specimen or a position that is conjugate with the position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212304

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same

A zoom lens includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power, and the fourth lens unit includes at least two lenses. At the time of zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit widens, a distance between the second lens unit and the third lens unit narrows, a distance between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit fluctuates, and the first lens unit, after moving toward the image side, moves toward the object side.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212184

Packet based dds minimizing mathematical and dac noise

Disclosed are a method of and an apparatus devising a packet based dds circuitry for performing packet based a direct digital synthesizing (dds) function within an electronic testing instrument. The circuitry comprising a dds logic circuit configured to execute direct digital syntheses on a plurality of consecutive packets of sine-like waves, each packet having a length of a period precisely chosen such that the sine wave at the end of one packet matches up with the sine wave at the start of the immediate subsequent packet. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212018

Test stand for xrf instrument enabling multi-way operation

Disclosed is a test stand that supports and stabilizes a handheld xrf analyzer, and holds a body of sample to be tested. The test stand allows both horizontal and vertical analysis positions of the analyzer. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150209079

Medical device

A medical device is provided. The medical device includes a puncture needle that is inserted into body tissue from outside a body and pierces membranous tissue near pulsating tissue inside the body tissue; a tubular protection member that is disposed on the outer side of the puncture needle; a pulse-information acquisition portion that acquires pulse information of the pulsating tissue; and a driving unit that moves the puncture needle and the protection member relative to each other in synchronization with the pulse information of the pulsating tissue acquired by the pulse-information acquisition portion, in such a manner that a tip of the puncture needle is retracted toward a proximal end from a distal end of the protection member when the pulsating tissue expands and that the tip of the puncture needle is projected farther forward from the distal end of the protection member when the pulsating tissue contracts.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150208947

Insertion system having insertion portion and insertion member

To accurately recognize the position and direction of an insertion member, there is provided an insertion system which detects operation support information such as an insertion amount and a rotation amount of the insertion member, and the position and shape of the distal end thereof. The insertion system includes an insertion portion including at least a grasp portion, an insertion portion to be inserted into a specimen, an insertion channel passing from the proximal end of the insertion portion to the distal end, the insertion member to be inserted into the insertion channel, a first state detector which is disposed in the insertion portion and which detects information to calculate at least one of an insertion amount of the inserted insertion member in an insertion direction along a longitudinal direction and a rotation amount of the insertion member around its central axis along the insertion direction, and a calculation unit which calculates operation support information from a detection result by the first state detector.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150208902

Introduction device

An introduction device applies urging force linearly generated by a spring to a nut portion screwed to a drive shaft to convert the urging force to the rotation direction of the drive shaft. This conversion returns an rl operation dial provided at the end of the drive shaft in a direction opposite to the rotation direction in which the rl operation dial is operated, and then returns the rl operation dial to an original neutral position.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150208001

Imaging device, imaging method, and program

. . An imaging device includes: an imaging unit configured to image an object and generate image data of the object; a contour detector configured to detect a contour of the object in an image corresponding to the image data generated by the imaging unit; a special effect processor configured to generate processed image data that produces a visual effect by performing different image processing for each object area determined by a plurality of contour points that constitutes a contour of the object in accordance with a perspective distribution of the plurality of the contour points that constitutes the contour of the object from the imaging unit, the image processing being performed on an area surrounded by the contour in the image corresponding to the image data generated by the imaging unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207996

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device of the present invention, for taking and storing movies, comprises an image sensor, an imaging processing section, and a control section for controlling exposure of the image sensor and controlling taking of an optical image, wherein the control section, when carrying out shooting a movie, carries out exposure by dividing a time corresponding to a single frame of the movie into a plurality of times, applies processing by the imaging processing section to acquire a plurality of image data, and combines a plurality of image data without carrying out positional alignment of the subject image of the priority of image data and stores as a single frame of the movie data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207985

Imaging device, imaging method, and program

An imaging device includes: an imaging unit imaging an object and generating image data of the object; a display unit displaying an image corresponding to the image data; a display controller controlling the display unit to display an expression guide image in which at least a part of expression of a face in the object has been changed; an expression determination unit determining similarity between the expressions in the image and in the expression guide image; an imaging controller controlling the imaging unit to continuously image the object until the expression determination unit determines that the expressions in the image and in the expression guide image are matched, wherein the display controller controls the display unit to display another expression guide image at a time the expression determination unit determines that the expressions in the image in the expression guide image are matched.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207973

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device of the present invention comprises an additive combination for subjecting image data to additive combination, a gain application section for applying minus gain image data that has been subjected to additive combination by the additive combination section, an additive combination section for, at the time of imaging in the imaging section, respectively subjecting a plurality of image data, that have been acquired by divided exposure at the divided exposure time, to additive combination to create combined image data, and a gain application section for applying the minus gain to the combined image data to create taken image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207965

Image pickup apparatus and endoscope including the same

An image pickup device including a vacant space portion that allows a connection electrode to be exposed to a second main surface side, the vacant space portion being formed at a position overlapping at least the connection electrode in a state where the image pickup device is viewed in plan view from a thickness direction a, and the connection electrode exposed to the second main surface side is electrically connected with a substrate at a position in the vacant space portion, the position overlapping the image pickup device in the state where the image pickup device is viewed in plan view from the thickness direction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206296

Image composition apparatus and image composition method

An image composition apparatus according to the present invention comprising: an image acquiring section for acquiring first image data and second image data; a subtraction processing section for obtaining a difference value for each pixel for at least a part of the first image data and at least a part of the second image data; a filter processing section for applying filter processing based on a spatial frequency of an image to the difference value; and an image composition section for compositing at least a part of the first image data with at least a part of the second image data on the basis of an output of the filter processing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206085

Disassembly procedure generating method, apparatus, and system, and replacement procedure generating method, apparatus, and system

A disassembly procedure generating apparatus is configured to include: an assembly procedure editing unit that incorporates a new work element into an assembly procedure; an assembly procedure change monitoring unit that performs monitoring as to whether a new work element has been inserted into the assembly procedure; a disassembly procedure generating unit that generates, when a new work element is inserted into the assembly procedure, a disassembly procedure by using work elements of the assembly procedure into which the new work element has been inserted and by using information associating the work elements of the assembly procedure with work elements of the disassembly procedure; a disassembly procedure cost calculating unit that calculates a cost generated for the entirety of the disassembly procedure; and a procedure cost information displaying unit that displays, together with the assembly procedure, the disassembly procedure and the cost generated for the entirety of the disassembly procedure.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205086

Scanning laser microscope

An image having an expected superresolution effect is created in a straightforward manner and with superior precision. The invention provides a scanning laser microscope including a scanner that scans a laser beam emitted from an ar laser device on a specimen; an objective lens that radiates the laser beam scanned by the scanner onto the specimen and that collects return light coming from the specimen; a detector array that has a plurality of minute detector elements arrayed at a position that is optically conjugate with the focal position of the objective lens; and a superresolution calculating portion that calculates a center position of a spot of the return light that is incident on the detector array on the basis of a light intensity signal output from each of the minute detector elements in the detector array.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205050

Optical fiber scanner

The force of a piezoelectric element is efficiently transferred to an optical fiber without attenuation, so that the vibration of the optical fiber becomes large. Provided is an optical fiber scanner including an optical fiber which has an elongated cylindrical shape in which illumination light emitted from a light source is guided and can emerge from a distal end thereof and whose distal end can be vibrated in a direction intersecting the longitudinal direction thereof; and at least one piezoelectric element which have a plate shape polarized in a thickness direction thereof and which are separately bonded to an outer circumferential surface of the optical fiber closer to a base side than to a distal end thereof.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150201992

High-frequency surgical device

A high-frequency surgical device for treating a tissue surface, device having an electrode device, in which a first electrode is formed on a working surface intended for contact with the tissue, and having a high-frequency generator, to the one pole of which the first electrode can be connected for operation. The surgical device is wherein a second electrode is formed on the working surface which electrode can be connected to the same pole, wherein a control device is connected to this and is designed initially to connect the first electrode and then to switch on the second electrode.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150201964

Integrated uterine manipulator and sensor and method

A uterine manipulator for manipulation of a uterus of a patient is provided. The uterine manipulator includes an elongate member having a distal end. ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150201960

Ultrasonic treatment system

An ultrasonic treatment system includes a calculator calculating a relation between an amplitude of a vibrating body unit when an ultrasonic vibration is generated and an electric current to be supplied to an ultrasonic generator based on both an elapse of time and a number of thermal processes. The ultrasonic treatment system includes a current value setting section setting the electric current to an adaptive current value that brings the amplitude of the vibrating body unit to a target amplitude based on the relation between the amplitude of the vibrating body unit and the electric current calculated by the calculation section.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150201842

Measurement probe and optical measurement system

A measurement probe includes a fiber configured to propagate light to irradiate a target to be measured and receive scattered light returned from the target to be measured, an immersion adjustment mechanism configured to communicate outside of the measurement probe with inside of the measurement probe and adjust entrance of liquid from the outside into the measurement probe, and an alteration mechanism configured to alter the fiber by the liquid that has entered into the measurement probe.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199800

Image processing device, information storage device, and image processing method

An image processing device includes an image sequence acquisition section that acquires an image sequence that includes a plurality of constituent images, and a processing section that performs an image summarization process that deletes some of the plurality of constituent images included in the image sequence to generate a summary image sequence, the processing section selecting a reference image and a determination target image from the plurality of constituent images, detecting an unnecessary area from the determination target image, calculating a loss area based on deformation information about the reference image and the determination target image, and the unnecessary area, the loss area being an area that is lost when the determination target image is deleted, and determining whether or not the determination target image can be deleted based on the calculated loss area.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199590

Image processing device, information storage device, and image processing method

An image processing device includes: an image sequence acquisition section that acquires an image sequence that includes a plurality of constituent images; and a processing section that performs an image summarization process that deletes some of the plurality of constituent images included in the image sequence to generate a summary image sequence, the processing section detecting an observation target area from each of the plurality of constituent images, selecting a reference image and a determination target image from the plurality of constituent images, calculating deformation information about a deformation estimation target area included in the reference image and the deformation estimation target area included in the determination target image, and determining whether or not the determination target image can be deleted based on the observation target area included in the reference image, the observation target area included in the determination target image, and the deformation information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150198861

Light adjusting apparatus

A light adjusting apparatus including first and second substrates that include openings and are disposed parallel to each other at a predetermined distance, a rotating shaft member rotatably attached to the first and second substrates, a drive section that rotates the rotating shaft member, an incident light adjusting section that has a light adjusting function and is joined to the rotating shaft member so as to rotate integrally therewith, and a ring-shaped protruding portion for increasing a junction area of a joint portion between the rotating shaft member and the incident light adjusting section, in which the incident light adjusting section is rotated by the drive section via the rotating shaft member to be displaced to an inserted position located in the optical path of the incident light that passes through the openings or a retracted position to thereby adjust the incident light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150198796

Microscope

A microscope is a microscope that switches an observation method between the bright-field observation and the fluorescence observation. The microscope includes an objective that irradiates a sample with excitation light and converts fluorescence from the sample into a parallel light flux, a beam splitter that splits fluorescence and excitation light from each other, and a collecting lens that is arranged in such a manner that it is freely set in and removed from an optical path between the beam splitter and the objective, that has a positive power, and that is set in the optical path for fluorescence observation and is removed from the optical path for bright-field observation.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150196782

Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic treatment device

An ultrasonic probe is provided with a first vibrating body including a first distal treatment section which vibrates at a predetermined frequency and with a first amplitude when the ultrasonic vibration is transmitted. The ultrasonic probe includes a second vibrating body extending in a same range as the first vibrating body in axially parallel directions parallel to a longitudinal axis and being discontinuous with the first vibrating body over an entire length in the axially parallel directions. ... Olympus Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150196735

Interventional sinus endoscope

An apparatus and method are presented for a therapy delivery device including a catheter, an endoscope and an endoscope shaft, one or more attachment features for attaching the catheter to the endoscope, wherein the catheter has an expandable lumen at a distal end and wherein the expandable lumen expands upon injection of a therapy at the proximal end of the catheter. Attachment features may be a series of clips along the length of the catheter for attaching to an endoscope or a second lumen on the catheter wherein an endoscope may through one of said. ... Olympus Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150196228

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: a position and posture calculating portion that estimates a position of a distal end and a longitudinal direction of a distal end portion; a condition determining portion that, based on the shape information at the position of the distal end that is estimated, determines whether or not an angle that a core line direction of the luminal organ and the longitudinal direction estimated by the position and posture calculating portion form is equal to or less than a predetermined threshold value; and a position and posture information recording portion that, when the angle that the core line direction and the longitudinal direction form is equal to or less than the predetermined threshold value, records information regarding the position and the longitudinal direction of the distal end.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150196191

Insertion device

An insertion device includes a movement section provided in an inserting section or an attachment unit attached to the inserting section, and moving to cause a propulsive force to act on the inserting section, a holdable grip provided to a proximal direction side with respect to the inserting section, and a driving source driven so as to generate a movement driving force to move the movement section. The insertion device includes a base member to which the grip is abutted, and a coupling member including a driving source-side abutting surface to which an outer peripheral surface of the driving source is abutted, and coupling the driving source to the base member.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195503

Image pickup element and image pickup apparatus

An image pickup element includes a pair of light-receiving elements that are configured to receive light from an object and are disposed for each lens among two-dimensionally arranged lenses, one of the light-receiving elements outputting a pixel signal forming one captured image in a pair of captured images having parallax for displaying a stereoscopic image of the object, and the other of the light-receiving elements outputting a pixel signal forming the other captured image in the pair of captured images, and wiring that is disposed between the light-receiving elements and is configured to transmit an input signal or an output signal of the light-receiving elements. Light leaking from one picture element to an adjacent picture element is blocked by the wiring layer, thereby preventing a reduction in resolution and in the stereoscopic effect of a stereoscopic image.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150192766

Light stimulation device and microscope system

The number of stimulated spots and/or the area of a stimulated spot is easily increased or decreased while keeping the irradiation power for each stimulated spot constant. Provided is a light stimulation device (3) that includes an objective lens (23) that radiates stimulation light emitted from a stimulation laser (11) onto a specimen (s); an lcos-slm (17) that is located at a position conjugate to the pupil of the objective lens (23) and that can modulate the phase of stimulation light to be made to enter the objective lens (23) based on a predetermined pupil modulation pattern; an aom (13) that adjusts the amount of stimulation light to be made to enter the lcos-slm (17); a mouse (26) that is used to specify the number of spots and the position of a spot of light to be radiated onto the specimen (s); and a controller main unit (28) that determines the pupil modulation pattern for the lcos-slm (17) according to the number of spots and the position of a spot specified by means of the mouse (26) and that controls the aom (13) such that, when the number of spots specified by means of the mouse (26) is changed, the amount of light to be radiated onto each spot before and after the change in the number of spots becomes constant.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150192759

Optical instrument

An optical instrument comprises a ring member which is arranged to be rotatable with respect to a lens barrel, and also to slide in an optical axis direction, a movement mechanism for slide movement of the ring member to a first position or a second position in the optical axis direction, an encoder that generates signals in accordance with a rotation operation of the ring member, a slide position determination section for determining positional change accompanying slide movement to the first position or the second position by the movement mechanism, and a control section for performing determination of the signals from the encoder to switch the display operation, and prohibiting switching of the display operation when the slide position determination section has determined a positional change accompanying the slide operation.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150190056

Optical measurement apparatus

An optical measurement apparatus according to the present invention includes: an irradiation fiber; a plurality of light receiving fibers; a light source unit that generates and outputs light to irradiate a biological tissue and supplies the light to the irradiation fiber; a measurement unit that has a plurality of measurement units and performs spectrometry on each returned light from the biological tissue, the returned light output by each of the light receiving fibers; and a control unit that causes a predetermined storage unit to store a measurement result by the measurement unit: and the control unit causes the storage unit to store a measurement result after each measurement unit starts measurement for characteristic value obtainment, the measurement result being data necessary to obtain a characteristic value of the biological tissue.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150190042

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes an objective optical system that is provided at a distal end portion of an insertion portion of an endoscope which can be inserted into a body cavity of a subject; a temperature sensor unit that detects a temperature of the distal end portion; a heating unit that can generate heat for preventing fogging of the objective optical system; a timer that measures a time period during which the temperature of the distal end portion detected by the temperature sensor unit is equal to or lower than a predetermined temperature; and a control unit that performs control so as to cause the heating unit to generate the heat when the time period measured by the timer continues for a predetermined time period or longer.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150190040

Image pickup apparatus and endoscope including image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes a substrate, on a first surface of which a light receiving section and a peripheral circuit section are formed, a multilayer wiring layer stacked on the first surface and including a plurality of metal layers and insulating layers, a translucent cover located on the multilayer wiring layer, and a side surface sealing member which extends from a peripheral section of a surface in the translucent cover to the substrate side while having a frame shape, and protects outer peripheral side surfaces of the multilayer wiring layer.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150190039

Imaging module and endoscope device

An imaging module includes: a solid-state imaging element including a light receiving face for receiving light; a mounting substrate including a connection portion which is located inside an imaging element projection area that is a projection area where the solid-state imaging element is projected in an optical axis direction and which is connected to a back surface of the solid-state imaging element on a distal end side of the mounting substrate, the mounting substrate on a rear end side being extended in the optical axis direction; and a metallic reinforcing member that has a sleeve shape open at both ends and covers the solid-state imaging element and the connection portion of the mounting substrate along the optical axis direction in a state where an inner circumferential surface of the reinforcing member is away from the solid-state imaging element and the mounting substrate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150190035

Polyp detection from an image

A method of identifying the presence of a suspect region such as a polyp in a body cavity of a subject includes generating successive images of a body cavity of the subject, and comparing the successive images of the body cavity, wherein a suspect region of the body cavity is likely present when the successive images are different in terms of intensity, surroundings, registration, and/or protrusions. Also provided is an apparatus comprising a processor and an endoscope having a camera and one or more illuminators such that the processor is configured to compare the images acquired from the camera and the one or more illuminators to identify the presence of a suspect region such as a polyp.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150189213

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes: a first substrate; a second substrate; a pixel unit in which pixels are disposed in a matrix; and an a/d conversion unit that is disposed for every columns of the pixels and counts a count clock for only a period according to a magnitude of the pixel signal. The a/d conversion unit includes: counter units that is provided in one of the first substrate and the second substrate and generates n-bit count signals; memory units that is provided in the other of the first substrate and the second substrate and holds the count signals and outputs the held count signals to horizontal signal transfer lines; and a connection unit that connects each counter unit to a corresponding one of the memory units and simultaneously transfer the count signals from at least two counter units to at least two memory units.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150189159

Focusing device, camera system and focusing method

A focusing device includes an imaging element, an imaging lens, a focus evaluation value detecting section, a control section. The imaging lens includes focus lens groups including first and second focus lens groups, and the imaging element to enable focus adjustment. ... Olympus Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150189118

Photographing apparatus, photographing system, photographing method, and recording medium recording photographing control program

A photographing apparatus includes: an image pickup section that outputs a picked-up image obtained by photographing an object; a metadata creation section that creates metadata based on a tag format when the picked-up image is recorded; a communication section that can transmit the picked-up image to an external apparatus; a metadata update section that converts the metadata created by the metadata creation section into a data description language; and a transmission control section that transmits the metadata created by the metadata update section to the external apparatus via the communication section when the picked-up image is transmitted. When an image file is transmitted, auxiliary data is converted into data in text format according to a transmission destination, so that it is possible to promote effective use of the auxiliary data while enabling high-speed processing.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150187063

Medical device and method for operating the same

A medical device for acquiring a series of images in time sequence includes: a display unit; a feature information calculation unit that calculates feature information representing a feature of each of the series of images; a classification unit that classifies the series of images into groups in time sequence according to similarity between the images; a display area calculation unit that calculates a display area for each group, where the feature information of images in each of the groups is displayed, in a specified area on a screen of the display unit, based on the number of the groups; and a feature information display generation unit that arranges the feature information of images in each of the groups on the display area for each group, and generates a feature information display in which the display area for each group is arranged in time sequence in the specified area.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150185460

Image forming method and image forming apparatus

An image forming method for a biological sample includes calculating a component corresponding to a phase distribution of the sample and a component corresponding to a matter other than the phase distribution according to a plurality of pieces of images with different image contrasts, to form a normalized phase component; separating the phase component image into a plurality of frequency components according to spatial frequencies of the image; merging the phase distribution of the refraction component and the phase distribution of the structure component calculated by applying a deconvolution process to each of the frequency components using an optical response characteristic corresponding to each, to calculate the phase distribution, and forming a phase distribution image from the calculated phase distribution; and merging the phase distribution image with an image of the sample in which a biochemical phenomenon and/or a physical phenomenon in the sample are visualized.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150182108

Distal end configuring member of medical instrument, endoscope cleaning sheath and endoscope system using the endoscope cleaning sheath

The invention is formed by including a proximal end portion having an inside diameter capable of receiving a member having a shape including a substantially circular outer circumferential portion and a convex portion formed at the outer circumferential portion as an outside diameter shape, and having an outside diameter formed into a shape substantially similar to the outside diameter shape, a distal end portion in a substantially cylindrical shape having an outside diameter that is equal to or larger than a maximum outside diameter of the proximal end portion, and a cutout portion that is formed in a site corresponding to the convex portion, and is in a shape which is cut out from the proximal end portion to the distal end portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181094

Image generation system

An image generation system includes a light detector configured to detect light from a sample; a super-resolution image component transmitter including an objective, configured to transmit the light from the sample including a super-resolution image component that exceeds a cut-off frequency of the objective to the light detector; and an image processor configured to enhance the super-resolution image component of an image of the sample in accordance with an output signal from the light detector. The super-resolution image component transmitter includes a light polarization converter that is placed in an optical path of illumination light for illuminating the sample and that is configured to convert a polarization state of the illumination light to make a polarization direction distribution in the light flux of the illumination light symmetric with respect to an optical axis of the illumination light.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150178919

Ultrasonic observation apparatus, method for operating ultrasonic observation apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium

An ultrasonic observation apparatus includes: a frequency analysis unit configured to analyze a frequency of a received ultrasonic wave to calculate a frequency spectrum; a feature-data extraction unit configured to approximate the frequency spectrum calculated by the frequency analysis unit to extract at least one piece of feature data from the frequency spectrum; and a feature-data image data generation unit configured to generate feature-data image data for displaying information corresponding to the feature data in accordance with one of a color display method in which hue varies depending on a value of the feature data, and a gray scale display method in which hue is constant regardless of the value of the feature data, depending on a relationship between the feature data extracted by the feature-data extraction unit and a threshold in the feature data, the threshold being constant regardless of a value of a display parameter of image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177506

Microscope device and microscope system

A microscope device includes an illumination optical system that illuminates a specimen with a light sheet, and a stereo image capturing device that captures images of the specimen in a plurality of different directions in which a resolution based on a triangulation method in a z direction orthogonal to a direction of one or a plurality of light sheets formed on the specimen by the illumination optical system is less than a thickness in the z direction of light sheet illumination that comprises the one or the plurality of light sheets.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177502

Photo-stimulator and microscope system

To avoid unstable light radiation during switching of a phase modulation amount and stimulate desired stimulation points simultaneously, provided is a photo-stimulator which includes an aom switching on/off of radiation of stimulation light to a specimen s; an lcos-slm being capable of modulating a phase of stimulation light once radiation to the specimen s has been turned on by the aom; and a controller controlling the lcos-slm to switch a phase modulation amount of stimulation light and controlling the aom to switch on/off of radiation of stimulation light, wherein the controller causes the aom to turn off radiation of stimulation light before the lcos-slm starts switching a phase modulation amount, and causes the aom to turn on radiation of stimulation light after the lcos-slm completes switching a phase modulation amount.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177134

Scattered light measurement apparatus

A scattered light measurement apparatus includes an optical measurement apparatus, and a scattered light measurement probe configured to irradiate an object with light from the optical measurement apparatus, configured to receive light from the object, and configured to output the received light to the optical measurement apparatus. The optical measurement apparatus includes: a light source configured to emit light including at least light of a measurement target wavelength; first and second optical detectors configured to detect the light received by the scattered light measurement probe; a branching unit configured to guide the light from the light source to the scattered light measurement probe and guide the light from the scattered light measurement probe to the first and second optical detectors; and a control unit configured to evaluate scattering characteristics of a surface layer of the object based on the light detected by the first and second optical detectors.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150173711

Ultrasound endoscope

An ultrasound endoscope includes an insertion portion, an ultrasound transducer provided at a distal end portion of the insertion portion, a first opening portion provided at a distal end portion of the insertion portion, a second opening portion and a raising stand provided at the distal end portion of the insertion portion. Furthermore, the raising stand includes a first contact portion that comes into contact with a treatment instrument protruding from the first opening portion for causing the treatment instrument to extend in a first direction and a second contact portion that comes into contact with a treatment instrument protruding from the second opening portion for causing the treatment instrument to extend in a second direction different from the first direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150173597

Endoscope connection instrument and endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus

A fitting pressing member includes: a first opening that opens inside a fitting of an endoscope; a second opening that is communicably connected to the first opening and is connectable to a fluid supply source; a cylindrical portion formed from the first opening to a predetermined position, the cylindrical portion covering a part of a hollow portion communicably connected to the first opening and the second opening; a narrowing portion including a side face whose outer diameter increases from the predetermined position toward the second opening, the narrowing portion covering the other part of the hollow portion; and a plurality of grooves formed over a predetermined area from the predetermined position in an outer surface of the narrowing portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150173595

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes: an excitation light emission unit that irradiates a subject with excitation light for exciting a fluorescent substance introduced into the subject; a normal light emission unit that irradiates the subject with normal light including a visible wavelength range different from the excitation light; an imaging unit that forms an optical image of the subject irradiated with the excitation light or normal light on an imaging surface to generate an image signal; a brightness signal generation unit that generates a brightness signal indicating brightness, based on the image signal generated by the imaging unit under irradiation with the normal light; and an amplification unit that sets an amplification factor of the image signal to be generated by the imaging unit under irradiation with the excitation light, based on an amplification factor of the image signal according to the brightness signal generated by the brightness signal generation unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150173590

Ultrasound endoscope and ultrasound balloon for endoscope

An ultrasound endoscope includes an insertion portion that is inserted into a subject, an ultrasound transducer portion that is arranged at a distal end portion of the insertion portion and includes an ultrasound transmitting and receiving surface for transmitting and receiving ultrasound, a first balloon groove that is a groove formed between the insertion portion and the ultrasound transducer portion and is for locking a balloon that covers the ultrasound transmitting and receiving, a distal end face that is arranged on a distal end side with respect to the ultrasound transducer portion and is disposed spaced apart from the ultrasound transmitting and receiving surface, and a convex portion that is provided on the distal end face and on which stress concentrates when a finger is slid on the distal end face.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172553

Display device, display method, and computer-readable recording medium

. . A display device includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image of an object and to generate image data of the object, a display unit configured to display the image corresponding to the image data generated by the imaging unit, and a display controller configured to cause the display unit to display a sample image in which at least a line of sight of the object has been changed when the imaging unit captures the image of the object. An imaging direction of the imaging unit and a display direction of the display unit are matched. ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172530

Imaging device, imaging system, communication device, imaging method, and computer readable recording medium

An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured to generate plural pieces of image data, a storing unit, a first communication control unit configured to sequentially transmit a newest one of the plural pieces of image data and identification information for identifying the newest one of the plural pieces of image data to plural communication devices and receive the identification information received by an operated communication device and elapsed time information from the operated communication device, and an image selection unit configured to select reproduction priority candidate image data, which is obtainable and reproducible by the operated communication device, from among the plural pieces of image data stored in the storing unit based on the elapsed time information and the identification information received.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172529

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device of the present invention comprises an image sensor having a plurality of pixels made up of a first pixel group and a second pixel group, a flicker detection section for detecting bright states and dark states of all taken images based on a periodic flicker action of a light source contained in a subject from image output from the second pixel group, and a flicker correction calculation section 4 for, when light of brightness having bright states and dark states due to periodic flicker is incident, correcting brightness output gain corresponding to all pixels of the plurality of pixels corresponding to the first pixel group so that brightness output of taking images from the first pixel group becomes a standard brightness output.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168682

Electronic image pickup system

The invention relates to an electronic image pickup system whose depth dimension is extremely reduced, taking advantage of an optical system type that can overcome conditions imposed on the movement of a zooming movable lens group while high specifications and performance are kept. The electronic image pickup system comprises an optical path-bending zoom optical system comprising, in order from its object side, a 1-1st lens group g1-1 comprising a negative lens group and a reflecting optical element p for bending an optical path, a 1-2nd lens group g1-2 comprising one positive lens and a second lens group g2 having positive refracting power. ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168671

Lens barrel

A lens barrel of the present invention includes a first barrel member on which a first cam groove is formed and which is provided with a first cam follower, and a second barrel member on which a second cam follower to engage with first cam groove is formed, and which is provided with a second cam groove to engage with first cam follower, the second barrel member performing relative rotation and relative movement in an axis direction of the rotation with respect to the first barrel member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168212

Optical analysis device, optical analysis method and computer program for optical analysis, using an optical system of a confocal microscope or a multiphoton microscope

There is provided an optical analysis technique using the optical system of a confocal or multiphoton microscope for optical analysis techniques, such as the scanning molecule counting method, fcs, fida and pch, where it is enabled to judge if a predetermined condition in the optical system is realized before performing a light intensity measurement. In the inventive optical analysis technique, there is performed a process of judging if a light detection region is placed in a sample solution and a measurement of the light intensity from a light detection region can be performed, and/or, the position or its area of the light detection region relative to a sample container in which a light intensity measurement can be performed based on the magnitude of signal intensity outputted by a photodetector during moving the position of the light detection region.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150165181

Sheet pasting device

A sheet pasting device including: an elastically-deformable sheet support section that is provided with a flat surface, and supports a sheet-shaped substance in a state in which the sheet-shaped substance is pasted to the surface; an extrusion member that is provided so as to be able to protrude from and retract into the surface of the sheet support section; and a drive mechanism that causes the extrusion member to protrude from and retract into the surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150164611

Medical support apparatus and operation method of medical support apparatus

A system controller determines whether a difference of recording times of two pieces of operation log data adjacent in time sequence has a time interval equal to or longer than a predetermined time period with respect to the operation log data including identification information, operation contents for respective apparatuses that are used at a time of the surgical operation, and a recording time, and when it is determined that the difference of the recording times of the two pieces of operation log data adjacent in time sequence has a time interval equal to or longer than a predetermined time period, the system controller groups a plurality of operation log data that continue in time sequence, with a difference of the recording times of the two pieces of operation log data adjacent in time sequence being shorter than the predetermined time period, as one scene.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150164526

Gripping instrument

A gripping instrument with two jaw parts, which are connected to each other by a pivot joint and are movable toward each other, by pushing together of two grip arms connected to the jaw parts, and are movable away from each other, by pushing apart of the grip arms, wherein the grip arm has a bending joint, by means of which, when the grip arms are pushed together, a force limited by a resiliency of the bending joint is transmitted, via the grip arm with the bending joint, to the corresponding jaw part, and which bending joint includes a directional abutment, wherein an applied manual force acts directly through the directional abutment during the pushing apart.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150164470

Ultrasound unit and ultrasound endoscope

An ultrasound unit includes: ultrasound elements each including a plurality of ultrasound cells formed on a substrate including a semiconductor, the plurality of ultrasound cells each including an upper electrode having a ground potential and a lower electrode to which a drive signal is applied, the upper electrode and the lower electrode being arranged facing each other via a cavity and thereby forming a first capacitor; a package member in which the plurality of ultrasound elements are disposed, the package member having a ground potential; and an insulation member disposed between the package member and each of the ultrasound elements. A second capacitor is formed as a result of the insulation member serving as a gap, and a capacity of a third capacitor serially connected to the second capacitor is smaller than a capacity of the second capacitor.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150164333

Measurement probe and biological optical measurement system

A measurement probe is configured to be detachably connected to a biological optical measurement apparatus that performs an optical measurement on body tissue. The measurement probe includes an illumination fiber configured to irradiate the body tissue with illumination light, and a plurality of detection fibers configured to detect return light of at least one of the illumination light reflected from the body tissue and the illumination light scattered from the body tissue. ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150164307

Endoscope tool position holder

An apparatus including a first end configured to connect to a control of an endoscope object removal tool; a second end having a connector configured to removably connect to a handle of an endoscope; and a spine connecting the first end to the second end. The spine comprises a plurality of serially interconnected members which are rotatable relative to each other. ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150164306

Bending apparatus

A bending apparatus includes: a bending portion; an operation element erected vertically from an operation portion having a longitudinal axis and has a shaft portion in which a tilt direction and tilt angle are changeable; a pulling member having one end connected to the bending portion; a pulley on which a rotary body around which the pulling member is wound is arranged; a motor that generates a driving force that rotates the pulley to pull the pulling member wound around the rotary body in a winding direction; a hanging frame that extends in a diameter direction of the shaft portion, and includes an attachment portion to which the other end of the pulling member is attached; and an attachment path setting member provided inside the operation portion, which changes a path of the pulling to the longitudinal axis direction and guides the pulling member to the attachment portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150164304

Endoscope

An endoscope includes an insertion portion, a flexible member, a connecting member the proximal end side portion of which is fixed to the distal end side of the flexible member, an outer sheath, a first filling agent that is applied on the outer circumference side of the flexible member in such a manner as to come into contact with at least the distal end side of the outer sheath, an annular member that covers at least the outer circumference of the first filling agent, a protruding portion, and a second filling agent that is applied so as to continuously cover at least the outer circumference of the annular member and the outer circumference on the distal end side of the outer sheath.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150164303

Rotary unit and insertion device

A rotary unit includes a first taper tubular portion which is contiguous to a first axial direction side of a unit main body portion and in which a first unit end of the rotary unit is positioned, an outer diameter of the first taper tubular portion becoming smaller toward the first axial direction. The rotary unit includes a first projecting portion extended on an outer peripheral portion of the first taper tubular portion with projecting toward an outer peripheral direction and wound toward a first around-axis direction as the first projecting portion extends from the first axial direction toward a second axial direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163457

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit that generates image data containing a subject image; a part dividing unit that divides the subject image into a plurality of parts; a changed-image data generating unit; a display control unit that allows a display unit to display an avatar image; a touch panel that accepts a user operation that changes a positional relationship between a plurality of resions contained in the avatar image; a positional relationship storage unit that stores positional relationship information related to the positional relationship between the plurality of resions changed according to the user operation; and an imaging control unit that allows a recording unit to record the image data, based on the positional relationship information and a positional relationship between the plurality of parts.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163432

Image processing device, image processing method, and imaging device

An image processing device includes an extended region sum of absolute differences (sad) calculation unit configured to define each of an extended target region obtained by combining a plurality of predetermined target regions for each target pixel and an extended reference region obtained by combining a plurality of predetermined reference regions for each corresponding reference pixel and output an extended sad calculation result obtained by performing sad calculation based on values represented by pixel signals of pixels included in the extended target region and the extended reference region, and subtraction processing units equal in number to the target pixels to be simultaneously correlated and configured to correspond to the plurality of target pixels and output sad calculation results obtained by performing subtraction processes based on the extended sad calculation result and an sad calculation result of a region which is not included in a target region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163396

Image processing device, display device, imaging apparatus, image processing method, and program

An image processing device includes: a determining unit configured to determine, in accordance with two images corresponding to temporally adjacent image data input from an external device, whether or not a field area at a time of imaging has been changed; and a suppressing unit configured to generate and output suppressed image data with an amount of visually recognizable information included in the images being suppressed by performing image processing of reducing at least one of a contrast and a chroma of the images at a time the determining unit determines that the field area at the time of imaging has been changed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161478

Image processing device, image processing method, and imaging device

An image processing device includes: a common region sum of absolute differences (sad) calculation unit configured to define each of a common target region in which a plurality of target regions predetermined for each target pixel overlap and a common reference region in which a plurality of reference regions predetermined for each corresponding reference pixel overlap and output a common sad calculation result obtained by performing sad calculation based on values represented by pixel signals of pixels included in the common target region and the common reference region; and addition processing units equal in number to the target pixels to be simultaneously correlated and configured to correspond to the target pixels and output sad calculation results obtained by performing addition processes based on the common sad calculation result and an sad calculation result of a region which is not included in the common target region within a target region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150157349

Surgical forceps

Surgical forceps with a shaft at the distal end of which a jaws piece including jaws is removably mounted. The jaws piece is connected in a rotationally fixed manner to the distal end of an actuating rod running parallel to the shaft. ... Olympus Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150157195

Medical system

By providing an in-vitro apparatus arranged outside a body of an examinee with a judgment section which judges whether a capsule endoscope is in a predetermined digestive tract or not by analysis of an image transmitted from the capsule endoscope and a signal control section which performs output control of a control signal for causing an image acquisition section (an illumination section and an image pickup section) and a wireless transmission section of the capsule endoscope to continuously operate or intermittently operate, according to a judgment result of the judgment section, exhaustion of the power source section of the capsule endoscope is suppressed and a desired image is obtained, without imposing a burden on an observer.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150157189

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an insertion portion in which a distal end portion and a bending portion that is bendable in a desired direction are arranged; and an inclined face that is formed in the distal end portion, the inclined face being formed so as to inclinedly intersect with a distal end face of the distal end portion and also a side face adjoining the distal end face, a ridge line formed intersecting with the distal end face and a direction in which the bending portion bends being formed substantially orthogonal to each other, wherein, by contacting against an inner wall of a curved portion of a duct into which the insertion portion is inserted, the inclined face varies a posture thereof so that the insertion portion is rotated and a bending direction of the bending portion matches a curving direction of the curved portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150156417

Image pickup apparatus that allows for short-distance photographing

. . An image pickup apparatus that allows for short-distance photographing comprising: a photographing lens portion including a focus lens and a variable power lens; a lens driving portion; an image pickup portion; a recording portion that records images obtained by the image pickup portion; a driving control portion that moves the variable power lens so as to have a same magnifying power of images on the image pickup portion at a plurality of focused positions; a control portion that causes the image pickup portion to continuously pick up a plurality of images at a same magnification at the plurality of focused positions and causes the recording portion to store the plurality of; and an image combining portion that cuts out an image area having a predetermined contrast from each of the plurality of images and generates on composite image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153557

Microscope apparatus

A plurality of specimens or a plurality of targets in a specimen are accurately examined. A microscope apparatus includes a light source; an image-generating unit generating an image of a specimen; a control unit controlling the light source and the image-generating unit depending on a predetermined irradiation condition or a predetermined image generation condition; an image-analyzing unit analyzing the image generated by the image-generating unit to extract targets; and a condition-changing unit changing the irradiation condition and/or the image generation condition based on a difference between an actual luminance of each of the extracted targets in the image and a desired luminance such that the actual luminance of the target in the image satisfies the desired luminance. ... Olympus Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153554

Scanning microscope

A scanning microscope includes a collecting lens that takes in a detection light, a focal position adjustment unit that moves in an optical axis direction of the collecting lens to make the collecting lens move in the optical axis direction, a detector positioned at a location that is optically conjugate to a pupil of the collecting lens, and a relay optical system that relays the pupil to the detector . The relay optical system includes a first optical element with a positive power, the first optical element being positioned in the focal position adjustment unit and converting the detection light that was converted by the collecting lens into a parallel light flux, into a convergent light flux to be emitted outside of the focal position adjustment unit, and a second optical element that is positioned outside of the focal position adjustment unit and between the detector and the first optical element.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153537

Lens driving apparatus

According to one embodiment, a lens driving apparatus comprises: a fixed member in which a first long groove is formed; a movable member including a lens and a second long groove; a first ball arranged between the first long groove and the second long groove, and configured to guide the movable member along the groove; a plurality of second balls arranged on a side opposite to a side of the first ball with the lens; a first actuator configured to generate a driving force for moving the movable member along the groove; and a second actuator for pivoting the movable member with respect to the fixed member. A pivoting center around which the movable member is pivoted with respect to the fixed member is a position of the first ball when the movable member is moved along the first long groove and the second long groove.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153385

Scanning mechanism and scanning probe microscope

A scanning mechanism includes a movable portion to which a scanning target object is attached, and an x-y actuator to scan the movable portion in an x direction and a y direction perpendicular to the x direction. The x-y actuator is symmetrical with respect to a straight line parallel to the y direction and asymmetrical with respect to a straight line parallel to the x direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150150634

Medical system and operation method

A medical system includes an insertion part inserted into an inside of a body; an arm part provided on the insertion part and capable of moving with respect to the insertion part; a device disposed in the inside of the body; a holding part provided on the arm part and holding the device; and a part to be held provided on the device and held by the holding part.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150150620

Tissue resection apparatus

A tissue resection apparatus includes a pair of grasping members that holds a tissue; and a cartridge that is replaceably attached to the pair of grasping members. The cartridge includes a cartridge body that has a longitudinal axis and a slot extending along the longitudinal axis, guides a cutting member cutting a tissue by the slot, and defines a movement range of the cutting member; a pair of sealing portions that are provided on both sides of the slot so as to sandwich the slot and extend parallel to the slot, respectively; and a tissue sealing portion that is located closer to a distal end side than the slot and is provided on an extension line of the slot.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150150438

Electronic endoscope cleaner sheath

An apparatus for cleaning a distal tip of an endoscope includes a driver configured to be mounted over a shaft of the endoscope, the driver adapted for generating transverse waves along a length of the shaft. The apparatus may be provided as a retrofit to existing equipment, or as a feature of new equipment. ... Olympus Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150150437

Capsule endoscope system, operating method of image display, and computer-readable recording medium

A capsule endoscope system includes: a capsule endoscope including a first and a second imaging units; an image display that displays images captured by the first and second imaging units; a control unit that determines a moving direction of the capsule endoscope during imaging, specifies one of the imaging units which faces the moving direction of the capsule endoscope during imaging, and determines the posture of the capsule endoscope; and a display control unit that generates a display screen, arranges the image captured by the imaging unit facing the moving direction in a first display region in the display screen, arranges the image captured by the other imaging unit in a second display region in the display screen, and changes the positions of the first and second display regions according to the determination result of the position of the capsule endoscope.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150148803

Treatment device for endoscope

. . . . A treatment device for an endoscope includes a pair of forceps pieces which has forceps surfaces in contact with a subject tissue and are opened and closed with the forceps surfaces facing each other. Concave portions are formed in the central portions of the forceps surfaces to form the forceps surfaces around the concave portions, and on the forceps surfaces, a first region on the proximal end side of the forceps pieces has a plurality of first teeth with top surfaces formed to be unsharp, and a second region on the distal end side of the forceps pieces to the first region has a plurality of second teeth with top surfaces formed to be sharp.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150148798

Combination electrosurgical device

An electrosurgical device comprising: (a) forceps including: (i) a first working arm and (ii) a second working arm; (b) a blade electrode; wherein the electrosurgical device is capable of being switched between a first electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a first therapy current through the first working arm, the second working arm, or both, and a second electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a second therapy current through the blade electrode; and wherein the first working arm and the second working arm of the forceps are immobilized in the second electrical configuration so that both the forceps and the first therapy current are disabled.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150148607

Driving force transmitting unit, insertion instrument, rotary unit, insertion body assembly, and insertion device

A driving force transmitting unit includes a line portion extending along a driving axis in a channel, and a slider portion attached to a proximal portion of the line portion and movable relative to the line portion along the driving axis. The driving force transmitting unit includes an urging portion contracting in response to a movement of the slider portion relative to the line portion toward a distal direction and thereby applying an urging force toward the distal direction to the line portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146409

Light source apparatus

The invention provides a light source apparatus including first and second light sources that output light in mutually opposing directions along a single optical axis; a wavelength conversion element that is disposed between these light sources and that generates light of a wavelength different from that of said light due to irradiation with the light; a first optical member that is disposed between the wavelength conversion element and the first light source, that transmits the light therefrom, and that reflects back light that is scattered towards the first light source, toward the wavelength conversion element; and a second optical member that is disposed between the wavelength conversion element and the second light source, that transmits the light therefrom, and that deflects, in a direction intersecting the optical axis, the light scattered toward the second light source and the light reflected back by the first optical member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146272

Detection unit and confocal laser microscope

The number of detection channels of detecting sections is increased and the detecting sections are replaced easily and at low cost while suppressing loss in the quantity of returning light. Provided is a detection unit (5a) including a detector entrance port (75a) through which light in a predetermined optical form enters, a detector (57a) that detects at least a portion of the light entering through the detector entrance port (75a), and a detector exit port (65a) through which at least another portion of the light entering through the detector entrance port (75a) can exit in the same optical form.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146076

Image pickup optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same

An image pickup optical system made of five lenses, includes in order from an object side, an aperture stop, a first lens l1 having a positive refracting power, a second lens l2 having a negative refracting power, a third lens l3 having a positive refracting power, a fourth lens l4 having a positive refracting power, and a fifth lens l5 having a negative refracting power. Moreover, an image pickup apparatus includes this image pickup optical system.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146070

Display device, transmitting terminal, receiving terminal and wireless communication system

A display device may include: an acquisition unit acquiring transmitting terminal identification information that is identification information of a transmitting terminal transmitting image data by wireless communication, and receiving terminal identification information that is identification information of a receiving terminal receiving the image data by wireless communication; and an information display unit displaying the transmitting terminal identification information and the receiving terminal identification information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146040

Imaging device

An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured to generate image data, an image data analyzing unit configured to analyze the image data to determine an age group or a sex of an image of a person included in the image data, a voice data generating unit configured to generate voice data, a voice data analyzing unit configured to analyze the voice data, a shooting condition information generating unit configured to generate shooting condition information based on a result of an analysis by the voice data analyzing unit and the age group or the sex of the image of the person determined by the image data analyzing unit, an image data recording unit, and a recording controller configured to record the image data and the shooting condition information in the image data recording unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145984

Waterproof camera having a semi-underwater photographing mode

A waterproof camera includes an image pickup section, a display section that displays image data, a mode setting section that sets a semi-underwater mode in which both objects under water and above water are simultaneously photographed, and a display control section that limits a display range of the display section when the semi-underwater mode is set, wherein the mode setting section controls the position of a photographing lens or the like to adjust a focus balance of at least one of under water and above water, and the display control section displays both object images under water and above water within a limited display range of the display section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145982

Microscope system

Provided is a microscope system including a microscope provided with a multi-channel image-acquisition unit that acquires images of a specimen at respective wavelengths; an adjustment-method storage portion that stores, for respective channels, contrast adjusting methods for the images acquired by the image-acquisition unit; and a contrast adjusting portion that adjusts, for the respective channels, contrasts of the images acquired by the image-acquisition unit based on the contrast adjusting methods stored in the adjustment-method storage portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145979

Radio communication system and communication method

A radio communication system, which includes a transmission apparatus that transmits a video signal and a plurality of reception apparatuses that receive the video signal, includes: a storage section that stores information for identifying that a priority related to transmission of the video signal to each of the plurality of reception apparatuses is either a first priority or a second priority lower than the first priority; an error detection section that detects a presence or absence of occurrence of a communication error related to transmission/reception of the video signal; a determination section that determines whether there is a reception apparatus of the first priority among the reception apparatuses in which the communication error is occurring; and a control section that retransmits the video signal only when there is a reception apparatus of the first priority among the reception apparatuses in which the communication error is occurring.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145379

Ultrasound vibration device, method of manufacturing ultrasound vibration device, and ultrasound medical apparatus

An ultrasound vibration device is provided with a stacked transducer in which a plurality of piezoelectric single crystal element layers are stacked between two metal blocks. Since each of the two metal blocks and the plurality of piezoelectric single crystal element layers is fusion-bonded relative to a stack direction by bonding metal having a melting point corresponding to half a curie point of the plurality of piezoelectric single crystal element layers or below, it is possible to use non-lead material, reduce a processing cost and realize inexpensiveness.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145241

Member joining method, member joining structure, and joint pipe

The member joining method including: a member disposing process of disposing the first member and the second member such that the first plate-shaped section and the second plate-shaped section overlap in a thickness direction, a first laser radiating process of forming a melted section by radiating a laser beam to the first plate-shaped section overlapping the second plate-shaped section, and a second laser radiating process of, after solidifying the melted section to form a melted solidification section, radiating a laser beam to a surface of the melted solidification section so as to forcus the laser beam on the first plate-shaped section through the melted solidification section, melting the melted solidification section and the second plate-shaped section opposite to the melted solidification section to form a welding section formed of an alloy thereof, and joining the first plate-shaped section and the second plate-shaped section via the welding section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150144771

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes a clock generation unit that generates a plurality of phase signals having phases different from one another, a signal transmission unit provided to correspond to the plurality of phase signals and having a plurality of signal transmission circuits, and a latch unit having a plurality of latch circuits that latches the phase signals transmitted by the signal transmission unit at a timing of an end of a comparison process performed by a comparison unit. A configuration of the signal transmission circuit that transmits a first phase signal is substantially the same as a configuration of the signal transmission circuit that transmits a second phase signal different from the first phase signal. ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142356

Hall effect measurement instrument with temperature compensation

. . Disclosed is a hall effect instrument with the capability of compensating for temperature drift consistently, accurately and in real time of operation. The instrument embodies a four-point ohmmeter circuit measuring hall effect sensor resistance and tracking the effect of temperature on the hall effect sensor. ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142136

Calculation device

A calculation device includes a plurality of calculation processing units configured to perform different processes with each other, a plurality of calculators configured to perform a same calculation, and a control unit configured to control a number of the calculators to be operated during each of a plurality of divided periods based on a length of a predetermined processing period and a number of calculations to be performed, such that a number of data which is equal to a number of calculations is processed within a predetermined processing period, and that the number of the calculators to be operated during each of the plurality of divided periods is averaged, the divided periods being obtained by dividing up the predetermined processing period.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142014

Surgical tool and medical manipulator

In a surgical tool, the treatment tool piece operating joint includes a first operating rotation member which is coupled to the moving member and is rotated around a predetermined rotation center; a second operating rotation member which is coupled to the first operating rotation member so as to relatively rotate around a rotation center coaxial with the second bending rotary shaft in a rotation direction opposite to a rotation direction of the first operating rotation member or around a rotation center that is a position closer to the first bending rotary shaft than the second bending rotary shaft in a rotation direction opposite to a rotation direction of the first operating rotation member; and a link which converts a rotational force of the second operating rotation member into the operation of the treatment tool piece.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150141758

Light source system

A light source system includes an endoscope having an illumination section and an illumination control section connected to the endoscope and provided with a drive circuit that generates drive pulses for driving the light source, the light source system including: a type information generating section that generates type information regarding the endoscope; a signal generating section generates a signal indicative of a duty ratio of the drive pulses which is permitted to the illumination section; a light adjusting section that outputs light-adjusted drive pulses having a duty ratio not greater than a permissible duty ratio based on the type information and a limiting section that limits the light-adjusted drive pulses to have a duty ratio not greater than a duty ratio based on the signal from the signal generating section, and provides limited pulses to the drive circuit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150141754

Living body information acquisition system

Provided is a living body information acquisition apparatus comprising a sensor configured to acquire living body information of an inside of a subject, and a power supply apparatus comprising a power supply circuit configured to be able to wirelessly supply power necessary for driving the sensor of the living body information acquisition apparatus, wherein the living body information acquisition apparatus further comprises a power receiving circuit configured to receive power supplied from the power supply circuit and an extension part that is provided so as to extend from a main body part of the living body information acquisition apparatus, and is formed from a flexible member which can contain thereinside at least a part of the power receiving circuit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150141751

Line of sight wireless endoscopy

Endoscope imaging apparatus, including an endoscope, which is configured to be inserted into a body cavity of a patient and an image sensor configured by means of the endoscope to form an image of the body cavity, and to transmit image signals in response to the image formed. The apparatus further includes an optical transmitter, physically connected to the endoscope, and configured to receive the image signals, to encode the image signals, and to transmit optical radiation comprising the encoded image signals. ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138753

Light-source apparatus

The optical-path configuration is made more compact and light is generated at high efficiency. Provided is a light-source apparatus including a light source that outputs monochromatic light; a wavelength conversion device that is disposed on an output optical axis of the light source and that generates light having a different color from that of the monochromatic light upon being irradiated with the monochromatic light; and a dichroic mirror that is disposed between the light source and the wavelength conversion device, that transmits the monochromatic light, and that, of the light generated at the wavelength conversion device, reflects back toward the wavelength conversion device light that has been scattered toward the light source so as to be parallel to the output optical axis.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138438

Imaging system and control method for imaging system

An imaging system of the present invention comprises a lens unit having a barrel section that contains a photographing optical system, and an operating section provided on the barrel section, and a camera body having an imaging section for converting a subject image formed by the photographing optical system into electrical signals, and a display section for displaying the subject image based on the electrical signals, wherein the lens unit has a transmission section for transmitting information relating to the operation section, and the camera body has a receiving section for receiving information relating to the operating section that has been transmitted from the transmission section, and an association section for displaying the information relating to the operation section that has been received by the receiving section on the display section, and associating information relating to the operating section with functions of the camera body.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138393

Electronic device, control method therefor and recording medium

In an electronic device which is capable of displaying a plurality of pieces of information which may be obtained by an imaging operation, and in a first display format, a system controller makes a generating unit which generates code information generate a single piece of code information including a plurality of pieces of information and makes a rear-side display unit display a picture of the generated code information. In a second display format, the generating unit which generates code information is made to generate a plurality of pieces of code information which individually include a plurality of pieces of information and the rear-side display unit is made to display pictures of the generated code information sequentially one by one.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138387

Operation apparatus, display device, and imaging apparatus

An operation apparatus includes a touch detection section, a vibration section, a setting section and a control section. The touch detection section is provided on an exterior part, and outputs a signal when touched by an user. ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138335

Observation apparatus

An observation apparatus includes a stage on which a sample is placed, image capturing device for capturing an image of the sample placed on the stage, velocity calculation unit for calculating a velocity of the stage, display unit for displaying the image of the sample, and a control unit for switching an operating mode, on the basis of the velocity of the stage, between a first operating mode for causing the display unit to display an image, which has a dynamic range wider than original images and is generated by merging the plurality of original images that the image capturing device obtains by capturing images of the sample under a plurality of different image capturing conditions, and a second operating mode for causing the display unit to display an original image or an image obtained by processing the original image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138328

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: e.g., an image pickup device including an effective pixel region and an ineffective pixel region, a signal transmission cable that transmits an output signal from the image pickup device, an analog front-end circuit that samples the transmitted output signal and converts a resulting output signal into a digital signal, and a timing generator that generate first and second image pickup drive signals for driving the image pickup device in first and second image pickup device drive modes using horizontal transfer clocks having different frequencies, respectively, and when the first image pickup device drive mode is switched to the second image pickup device drive mode, a control circuit adjusts a timing for a timing generator to generate the second image pickup drive signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138321

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging apparatus includes: a face detector that detects a face of a subject from images captured by an imaging unit; a display controller that causes a display unit to display a guide image for prompting the subject to change a direction of the face; an angle calculation unit that calculates an angle of turn of the face of the subject from a reference position of the direction of the face when the guide image is displayed, based on pieces of image data before and after a change in the direction of the face; a distance calculation unit that calculates a distance between the imaging apparatus and the face based on the calculated angle; and an image processing unit that performs image processing on at least one of the pieces of image data, according to the change in the direction of the face, based on the angle and the distance.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150127038

Surgical system

A surgical system has an ultrasound treatment instrument having an ultrasound transducer, a power supply apparatus to which the ultrasound treatment instrument is detachably connected, an energy supply section that supplies drive energy to the ultrasound transducer, a clock that measures a present time, a time updating section that outputs the present time, a storage section that stores a final updated time that is updated finally in the present time, and a number of times of use, a time period calculation section that calculates a non-connection time period of the ultrasound treatment instrument to the power supply apparatus, and a processing section that performs processing of generating an update signal that causes the number of times of use to be updated in accordance with a determination result with respect to the non-connection time period and a result of determination with respect to a parameter.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150127019

Medical manipulator

A medical manipulator includes an insertion part including an external cylindrical tube that has a bendingly manipulable bending part and that has flexibility; a manipulation part; an arm part which is provided on a distal end part of the insertion part; a mode-input part which is provided on the manipulation part and is capable of inputting a mode; and a control part that selectively controls the bending part and the arm part such that the bending part and the arm part are controlled to enter one of two states consisting of a locked state in which the bending part and the arm part are locked in a predetermined state in which the manipulation input is not accepted, and a non-locked state, on the basis of the manipulation input and a mode input to the mode-input part.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150126994

Puncture tool and ultrasound endoscope

A puncture tool includes: a needle tube internally including a channel; an opening portion arranged at a proximal end portion of a needle tube turning operation portion; a conical shape portion to be punctured into a subject, the conical shape portion being arranged at a distal end portion of the needle tube; an opening portion arranged on a proximal end side of the conical shape portion and communicating with the channel; a blade capable of being inserted through the channel of the needle tube and capable of causing a cutting portion to project from the opening portion when being inserted through the channel; and a connector for electrically connecting the conical shape portion and a high frequency power supply device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150126866

Ultrasound observation system and operation method of ultrasound observation system

An ultrasound observation system includes: an ultrasound transducer that transmits ultrasound to a subject and receives ultrasound from the subject and generates an ultrasound signal; a displacement measurement circuit for elasticity image generation that measures a displacement of the subject based on the ultrasound signal; an elasticity modulus calculation circuit that calculates an elasticity modulus of the subject based on the measured displacement; a first automatic pressurization mechanism that generates a pressurization displacement in the subject; a signal waveform analysis circuit that analyzes a periodic motion based on a waveform of a signal that is based on a spontaneous displacement of the subject; and a pressurization mechanism control circuit that controls the first automatic pressurization mechanism so as to generate a pressurization displacement that reduces an influence of the spontaneous displacement of the subject at a time that an elasticity modulus is calculated based on the signal waveform analysis result.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150125350

Endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus

Endoscope connection portions, a fluid feeding duct, a liquid supply duct, a pump, a first atmospheric exposure duct including one end connected to the fluid feeding duct and the other end exposed to atmosphere, a relief valve disposed at an intermediate position of the first atmospheric exposure duct, a first stop section disposed at an intermediate position of the first atmospheric exposure duct, and a control section that performs control to supply a liquid to ducts of endoscopes and controls at least opening/closing operation of the first stop section are included.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124327

Coating material, optical coating film, and optical element

A coating material for forming an optical coating film, which constitutes a reflection preventing film provided on a lens base material, includes a solvent (a), a compound (b) which contains a polymerizable functional group, and a metal oxide particle (c), in which the solvent (a) contains at least one solvent (a1) selected from the group consisting of propylene glycol monopropyl ether, propylene glycol monomethyl ether, and propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate, and the compound (b) contains a compound (b1) which contains two or more urethane bonds in one molecule, or metal alkoxide (b2).. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150123881

Head-mounted display device

A head-mounted display device including: a holder which is mounted on the head of a user; and a display unit which is supported by the holder and has a display element, wherein the holder includes: a first casing which includes an electronic circuit board having at least a drive circuit for generating a drive signal for driving the display element of the display unit; a second casing on which the display unit is fixed; and a flexible support part having flexibility which has a wire for electrically connecting the drive circuit and the display element and which connects the first casing and the second casing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150122972

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus capable of outputting high-quality images at high frame rate by partial readout while suppressing a difference among output signals from the output units is provided. The apparatus includes: an imaging element including an effective pixel region having a plurality of adjacent unit regions each including a plurality of pixels for converting a subject image into imaging signals, and a plurality of output units provided for the respective unit regions and outputting the imaging signals; a region-of-interest setting unit setting a region of interest for the subject image; a readout-region setting unit setting a region including the region of interest and axisymmetric about a boundary between the unit regions as a readout region; and a drive control unit driving the imaging element to read out imaging signals of the pixels included in the readout region, and to sweep out those in the other regions.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150119885

Combination electrosurgical device

An electrosurgical device comprising: (a) forceps including: (i) a first working arm and (ii) a second working arm; (b) a blade electrode; wherein the electrosurgical device is capable of being switched between a first electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a first therapy current through the first working arm, the second working arm, or both, and a second electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a second therapy current through the blade electrode; and wherein the first working arm and the second working arm of the forceps are immobilized in the second electrical configuration so that both the forceps and the first therapy current are disabled.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150119762

Ultrasonic vibration treatment device

A treatment device is constituted of: an ultrasonic vibration element unit; a probe unit that can be attached or detached by rotating the ultrasonic vibration element unit, transmits ultrasonic vibration generated by the ultrasonic vibration element unit to a distal end side, and gives a treatment; a handle unit that has the probe unit penetrating therethrough and is configured to hold the probe unit so that its distal end extends; and a protruding portion provided to prevent the probe unit and the handle unit from relatively revolving around an axis of the probe, the handle unit including the probe unit that transmits the ultrasonic vibration and being attachable to/detachable from the ultrasonic vibration element unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150119761

Treatment device

A treatment device includes a treatment portion, a transmission portion and a moment shift portion. The treatment portion transmits ultrasonic vibration. ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150119722

Image processing apparatus, microscope system, endoscope system, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquiring unit configured to acquire image information representing an image acquired by irradiating a gland duct with excitation light and observing fluorescence generated in the gland duct; a fluorescence intensity computation unit configured to compute a value corresponding to intensity of the fluorescence as fluorescence intensity based on the image information; and an image determination unit configured to determine whether or not an endocrine cell exists in the gland duct based on the fluorescence intensity computed by the fluorescence intensity computation unit, and to determine abnormality of the gland duct based on a determination result of the endocrine cell.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150119641

Advance and retreat assist tool for endoscopic treatment instrument

An advance and retreat assist tool includes a base unit, an attachment portion which attaches the base unit to a treatment instrument insertion portion, a tubular member provided to advance and retreat relative to the base unit coaxially with a central axis of a hole portion and a fixing portion which fixes an endoscopic treatment instrument to the tubular member. The advance and retreat assist tool further includes a rotary portion which has an axis different from an axis of the tubular member and which rotates around the axis, and an advance and retreat mechanism.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150119639

Medical system

A medical system includes an endoscope apparatus including a plurality of insertion portions and a main unit supporting them; a sheath unit attachable to a biological subject and having a through-hole through which the insertion portions can be passed; a monitor; barcodes from which the insertion portions issue identification information; an identification-signal generating unit that acquires the identification information from the barcodes and outputs this to the main unit every time the insertion portions pass through the through-hole; wherein the main unit includes an image selector that displays, on the monitor, an image acquired by the insertion portion identified by the main unit as having being have passed through the sheath unit on the basis of the identification information from the identification-signal generating unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117789

Image processing apparatus and method

An image analysis unit of an image processing apparatus acquires a distribution condition of feature points in an entire input image and in each of a plurality of small regions in the input image. A target point number setting unit sets a target point number for each small region based on the distribution condition of feature points in the entire input image. ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116822

Laser scanning microscope apparatus and laser scanning method

Both light stimulation of a specimen at a high intensity and detailed fluorescence observation at a low intensity are realized by using a single laser light source. Provided is a laser scanning microscope apparatus (1) including a laser light source (11) that generates laser light; output-power control portion (13) that can set an output power of the laser light source (11) by changing the output power in a step-wise manner; an aotf (15) that can adjust a light level of the laser light emitted from the laser light source (11) in a step-wise manner at a resolution that is finer than a resolution at which the output-power control portion (13) changes the output power of the laser light source (11); and an observation device (17) that scans the laser light whose light level has been adjusted by the aotf (15) on a specimen and that detects fluorescence generated at the specimen.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116561

Image pickup system

An image pickup system includes: an image sensor that performs a rolling-shutter image pickup operation; a generator; an adding section that adds image pickup signals from an image pickup signal in a predetermined frame to an image pickup signal in an nth frame, with the predetermined frame being set as a first frame; a light source; a signal output section that outputs a signal representing either a timing of start of readout of a first line in the predetermined frame or a timing of completion of readout of a last line in a frame immediately before the predetermined frame; and a light source control section that starts light emission after an input of the signal and terminates light emission in a period after completion of readout of a first line in an n-1th frame until before a start of a first line in the nth frame.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116551

Photographing apparatus, photographing method and recording medium on which photographing/display program is recorded

A photographing apparatus includes: a reference contrast judging section acquiring, for each of parts of a first picked-up image obtained by an image pickup section performing image pickup at a first timing, a reference contrast; a recorded-image contrast judging section determining a contrast of each of parts of a second picked-up image obtained by the image pickup section performing image pickup for recording at a second timing later than the first timing; a focus judging section judging, for each of the parts, a state of focus of the second picked-up image by comparing the reference contrast and the contrast determined by the recorded-image contrast judging section; and a display control section displaying a judgment result together with the second picked-up image on a display section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112686

Audio data synthesis terminal, audio data recording terminal, audio data synthesis method, audio output method, and program

. . . . The time difference calculation unit which calculates a time difference between own terminal and the another terminal, based on the time at which output of the first sound from the audio output module is started, a time at which input of a sound corresponding to the audio data to the audio input module is started, a time indicated by the first information, and a time indicated by the second information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112362

Medical manipulator

This medical manipulator includes a body section, an insertion section, a channel, a movement amount detection section configured to detect an amount of movement of a medical treatment tool inserted through a body-side channel provided in the body section, a distal-end-side contact section provided to be in contact with the medical treatment tool inserted through an insertion-side channel arranged in the insertion section and configured to rotate about its own axis to move the medical treatment tool, a first drive section configured to rotate the distal-end-side contact section. The distal-end-side contact section is rotated so as to move the medical treatment tool with respect to the insertion-side channel by an amount of movement which is the same as the amount of movement detected by the movement amount detection section.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112334

Integrated blade assembly and identification circuit

An interchangeable tip comprising: a stylet; a blade module including: an enclosure that electrically connects, signally connects, or both the interchangeable tip to a power source, a signal source, or both; and blade circuitry having: one or more control buttons, one or more switches, or both for controlling operation one or more functions of the interchangeable tip.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112139

Endoscope

An endoscope including an operation portion, an insertion portion pivotable relative to the operation portion, and a rotation knob to pivot the insertion portion about an axis of the insertion portion, includes: an insertion portion neutral position indicating portion, provided on an outer circumferential face of the rotation knob, configured to indicate a neutral position; and an indication ring, provided at the operation portion configured to include an operation portion neutral position indicating portion linearly aligned with the insertion portion neutral position indicating portion in an axis direction and indicating that the insertion portion is positioned at a neutral position, and two rotational angle indicating portions provided so as to be apart from the operation portion neutral position indicating portion in a circumferential direction, each of the two rotational angle indicating portions indicating rotation of the insertion portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112135

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

An image processing apparatus performs positioning between a plurality of spectral band images obtained by capturing images inside a lumen using a plurality of rays of light having wavelength bands different from one another. The image processing apparatus includes: a spectral band image acquisition unit configured to acquire the spectral band images; a spatial frequency component extraction unit configured to extract feature data for each spatial frequency band from each pixel in at least one spectral band image of the spectral band images; a weight calculation unit configured to calculate weights for each spatial frequency band given to the at least one spectral band image, based on the feature data for each spatial frequency band extracted from each pixel in the at least one spectral band image; and a positioning unit configured to perform positioning between the spectral band images based on the weights for each spatial frequency band.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112131

Adapter for endoscope and endoscope

An adaptor for an endoscope includes: an endoscope attachment portion; a duct body that communicates with a treatment instrument insertion port of the endoscope; a duct member; a water feeding duct cover including an insulating member, the water feeding duct cover covering at least a part of an outer surface of the duct member and including an extension portion that spreads toward a proximal end side; and a duct body cover including an insulating member, the duct body cover covering at least a part of an outer surface of the duct body, and covering the extension portion of the water feeding duct cover so as to prevent the water feeding duct cover from moving to a distal end side of the duct member and coming off.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112128

Endoscope system and focus control method for endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an in-focus object plane position switch section that switches an in-focus object plane position of an imaging section, a target in-focus position determination section that calculates an in-focus evaluation value, and determines a target in-focus position based on the in-focus evaluation value, and a change-in-scene detection section that detects whether or not a change in scene has occurred based on a captured image. The target in-focus position determination section determines whether or not the in-focus evaluation value satisfies a determination criterion until the change-in-scene detection section detects that the change in scene has occurred, and selects the first in-focus object plane position or the second in-focus object plane position that is not currently selected by the in-focus object plane position switch section when it has been determined that the in-focus evaluation value does not satisfy the determination criterion.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111291

Cell division tracking apparatus and method of the same, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium to store a cell division tracking program

A cell division tracking apparatus includes a control unit, a search range setting unit, a daughter cell judgment unit. The control unit tracks division processes of the cells based on a cell image group composed of the cell images. ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110444

Photoelectric composite connector

A photoelectric composite connector includes a first fitting member including a first holding member holding at least one first optical fiber, and at least one first electric connecting portion, and a second fitting member including a second holding member holding at least one second optical fiber, and at least one second electric connecting portion. The first and second fitting members are constituted as to fit into and onto each other so that the first and second optical fibers are optically connected and the first and second electric connecting portions are electrically connected. ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150109669

Single focal length lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same

A single focal length lens system includes in order from an object side to an image side along an optical axis, a front lens unit, and a rear lens unit which includes an aperture stop. The single focal length lens system does not include any other lens unit on the optical axis, and the rear lens unit includes a focusing lens unit having a negative refractive power. ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150109519

Single focal length lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same

A single focal length lens system includes a front lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear lens unit. The front lens unit includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and both the first lens unit and the second lens unit include a positive lens and a negative lens. ... Olympus Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150108369

Single particle detection device, single particle detection method, and computer program for single particle detection, using optical analysis

There is provided a single particle detection technique based on the scanning molecule counting method which individually detects single particles using light measurement with a confocal or multiphoton microscope, where the existences of a non-light-emitting particle and a light-emitting particle can be detected while being discriminated from one another in a sample solution. The inventive technique of detecting a single particle detects light from a light detection region during moving the position of the light detection region of the microscope in a sample solution containing a non-light-emitting particle and a light-emitting particle to generate time series light intensity data; and detects in the time series light intensity data a light intensity increase relative to background light intensity as a signal indicating the existence of the light-emitting particle and a light intensity reduction relative to the background light intensity as a signal indicating the existence of the non-light-emitting particle.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105821

Laparoscopic forceps assembly

. . . . . . A laparoscopic forceps comprising a handpiece including a distal end portion; a tubular member protruding from the distal end portion of the handpiece, the tubular member having a distal end, a pair of jaws having legs that are disposed within the tubular member and partially protruding from the distal end of the tubular member, the pair of jaws and the tubular member being movable relative to each other in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the tubular member; wherein each of the pair of jaws has an arcuate section, and the pair of jaws are closable by advancing the tubular member over the arcuate section of the jaws; and an operable mechanism for creating relative motion between the pair of jaws and the tubular member along a direction parallel to the axis of the tubular member, wherein at the distal end portion of the tubular member there is a profile shape that is non-circular.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105820

Laparoscopic forceps assembly

A laparoscopic forceps comprising a handpiece including a distal end portion; a tubular member protruding from the distal end portion of the handpiece, the tubular member having a distal end with a distal opening, a pair of jaws having legs that are disposed within the tubular member and partially protruding from the distal opening, the jaws and the tubular member being movable relative to each other; wherein each of the jaws has an arcuate section; an operable mechanism for creating relative motion between the jaws and the tubular member along a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis, and one or more spacing members extending across the distal opening of the tubular member and between the jaws; wherein the jaws are closable by the relative movement of the tubular member and the jaws towards each other so that the tubular member advances over the arcuate section of the jaws, and the jaws are openable by the relative movement of the tubular member and the jaws away from each other so that the one or more spacing members extend between the jaws and the jaws are moved apart.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105769

Method for endoscopic treatment

A method for endoscopic treatment that performs treatment on a subject under an endoscope includes irradiating the subject with white light, performing predetermined treatment on a living tissue of the subject after irradiation with the white light, and switching from irradiation with the white light to irradiation of the subject with narrow band light having a predetermined peak wavelength according to a condition of bleeding from the living tissue in the predetermined treatment.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105758

Method for endoscopic treatment

A method for endoscopic treatment that performs treatment under an endoscope includes irradiating a subject with first narrow band light having a predetermined peak wavelength, performing mucosal incision on a living tissue after irradiation with the first narrow band light, radiating second narrow band light having a peak wavelength in spectral characteristics in a wavelength band closer to a long wavelength side than the first narrow band light after the mucosal incision, and performing treatment other than the mucosal incision on the living tissue after radiation of the second narrow band light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105692

Treatment device for endoscope

An endoscopic treatment device includes: an elongated needle pipe having flexibility; a hollow shape section having an inner cavity formed in a distal end section of the needle pipe, and a side hole formed on an outer side surface of the needle pipe and communicating with the inner cavity; a piercing section provided closer to a distal end side of the needle pipe than the hollow shape section and formed with a pointed tip; a collection member including a cutting edge section having a pointed shape toward a radial outer direction of the needle pipe and protruding and retracting between a position where the cutting edge section is housed in the hollow shape section and a position where the cutting edge section protrudes from the side hole; and an operating member advanceable and retractable relative to the needle pipe and including a distal end portion connected to the collection member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105627

Access port

An access port is fixed to a biological membrane, such as a pericardium, in a state in which it penetrates the biological membrane. Provided is an access port including a tubular member having a through-hole passing therethrough in an axial direction, a needle-like member having a tip pointing toward a rear end of the tubular member and mounted to an outer surface of the tubular member, and a manipulating means for switching between a state in which the tip is projected and a state in which it is not projected.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105616

Endoscope apparatus for outputting signals corresponding to first and second narrowband wavelength bands

An endoscope apparatus includes: a light source device radiating at least one or more illumination lights having a predetermined wavelength band to a subject; a ccd picking up an image of a return light from the subject based on radiation of the illumination light from the light source device; an image processing section outputting a first image signal of a first wavelength band having a peak wavelength of spectral characteristic, between a wavelength band including a maximum value and a wavelength band at a minimum value with regard to an absorption characteristic of living tissue, after image pickup by the ccd; and an observation monitor performing image display on the basis of the first image signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105614

Method for endoscopic treatment

A method for endoscopic treatment that performs treatment on a subject under an endoscope includes irradiating the subject with white light, switching, after irradiation with the white light, to irradiation of a living tissue of the subject with band-limited light having a predetermined peak wavelength, and administering medicine to the subject after irradiation with the band-limited light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104846

Method for preserving components of pancreatic juice in a sample, and kit for preserving components of pancreatic juice in a sample

The present invention provides a method for preserving biological components in pancreatic juice, and a kit suited for this method. The method involves adding, to a pancreatic juice-containing biological sample, at least one sulfonyl fluoride-containing protease inhibitor and at least one trypsin-like serine protease inhibitor belonging to a group of amino acid chloromethyl ketones.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104097

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit acquiring a plurality of images, a corresponding point acquisition unit, a first fundamental matrix estimation unit, an epipole coordinate deriving unit, an epipole coordinate determination unit, and a fundamental matrix determination unit. The corresponding point acquisition unit acquires first corresponding points. ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103554

Light source apparatus

A light source apparatus includes a light conversion unit converting primary light into secondary light. The light conversion unit includes a light conversion member, a holder and a reflection member. ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103208

Image output apparatus and image output method

An image output apparatus includes a first synthesis processing unit configured to generate a first synthetic image for display through a synthesis process and output the first synthetic image, a second synthesis processing unit configured to generate a second synthetic image for synthesis through a synthesis process and cause the second synthetic image to be stored in the external storage area, and an image selection control unit configured to instruct the second synthesis processing unit to generate the second synthetic image, select whether or not the second synthetic image is to be used as one of the input images used to generate the first synthetic image, and instruct the first synthesis processing unit to generate the first synthetic image including the plurality of selected input images.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103198

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device includes a moving image special effect image processing unit that performs image processing of applying a first special effect causing a visual effect over a plurality of frames corresponding to image data of a moving image, and image processing of applying a second special effect corresponding to the first special effect to a still image captured during moving image capturing using image data of a moving image captured before the still image, and a control unit that controls an application form of the first and second special effects in the moving image special effect image processing unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103145

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of images, a corresponding point acquisition unit, a first fundamental matrix calculation unit, a depth calculation unit, a corresponding point extraction unit, and a fundamental matrix determination unit. The corresponding point acquisition unit acquires a plurality of first corresponding points of the images. ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100069

Surgery assistance device

A surgery assistance device includes an operation input section, a motion section which is formed with a channel into which a surgical instrument is insertable and is capable of moving through the channel, a movement amount detection means detecting a treatment section movement amount, a motion section information calculation means calculating motion section information, and a motion control unit controlling motion in the motion section based on a manipulation order.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100056

Therapeutic treatment apparatus

A therapeutic treatment apparatus includes a first heat transfer unit, a second heat transfer unit, a first heat generating element, a second heat generating element, a temperature acquisition unit which acquires a first temperature of the first heat generating element and a second temperature of the second heat generating element, a control unit and an electric power input unit. The control unit determines a first control value and a second control value concerning the electric power input to the first and second heat generating element based on a lower one of the first temperature and the second temperature. ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100000

Curve sensor

A curve sensor universally applicable to even a curving measurement target having a relatively small diameter is provided. A curve sensor to measure the curving of a curving measurement target includes a light supply unit which guides light, a curve measurement unit which includes a curved state detection unit and which measures the curved state of the measurement target by the change in the amount of light output through the curved state detection unit, a light transmission unit which transmits the light from the light supply unit to the curve measurement unit and a holding portion which holds the light supply unit and the curve measurement unit at predetermined positions on the measurement target.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150099929

Endoscope illumination system

Imaging apparatus, including an imaging unit, which consists of an image sensor, configured to capture images of a region and to output image signals in response to the captured images and an illumination source, configured to illuminate the region. The unit further includes a driver circuit, which is coupled to receive a digital value indicative of a target luminous flux of the illumination source and to generate a pulse-width-modulated (pwm) signal to drive the illumination source with a duty cycle of the signal determined by the value. ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098242

Light source apparatus

Provided is a light source apparatus including a plurality of semiconductor light sources that output beams of light having different wavelengths; a plurality of light collimating portions that convert the respective beams of light output from these light sources to collimated light beams; a combining portion that combines the plurality of collimated beams produced by these light collimating portions into a single light path; a light guide whose entrance end is disposed in the single light path; a focusing portion that focuses the collimated beams combined by the combining portion onto the entrance end; and a light-distribution-characteristics adjusting portion that adjusts beam diameters of the plurality of beams of light so that numerical apertures of the plurality of beams of light incident on the entrance end become substantially equal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098237

Optical fiber cable connecting structure

An optical fiber cable connecting structure includes: a substrate having a through hole; an optical element on a first surface of the substrate and having a light emitting unit such that the light emitting unit faces the substrate; an optical fiber cable on a second surface of the substrate opposite to the first surface, an end face of the optical fiber cable on a substrate side being covered with a jacket; a guide positioning part that has an insertion hole into which the optical fiber cable is inserted, and is configured to position the optical fiber cable and the optical element; and an abutting part that has a taper-shaped opening and is configured to position the optical element and the optical fiber cable so as to be separated by a specified distance by fixing an outer periphery of the end face of the optical fiber cable by the opening.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097992

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus is designed to process pixel outputs of an imaging element including imaging pixels and phase-difference detecting pixels. The apparatus includes a pixel mixing unit and an image processing unit. ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097988

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

An image processing device includes: a determination unit that determines, based on a plurality of pieces of image data which is generated by continuously taking images of an area of field of view and input from an imaging unit provided outside the image processing device, whether the area of field of view of the imaging unit has been changed; an image composition unit that superimposes overlapping areas of imaging regions of a plurality of images corresponding to the plurality of pieces of image data along a direction in which the area of field of view of the imaging unit has been changed, to generate composite image data when the area of field of view of the imaging unit has been changed; and a display control unit that causes a display unit provided outside the imaging processing device to display a composite image corresponding to the generated composite image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097982

Photographing apparatus, photographing method and medium recording photographing control program

A photographing apparatus includes an image pickup unit that acquires a plurality of picked-up images by picking up images of a subject from mutually different viewpoints, an image comparison section that determines a specific part which is specific in the picked-up images and a part other than the specific part, and an image generating section that generates a special image by performing image processing differently for the specific part and for the part other than the specific part.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097110

Light guide sensor, and method of forming light guide sensor

A light guide sensor includes a light source, a light guide member comprising a core which guides light radiated from the light source, a cladding formed around the core, and at least one detecting portion is formed, and a light receiving unit which receives the light that has been guided by the member and has passed via the detecting portion. The detecting portion includes a first opening formed by removal in the outer circumference of the member so that at least part of the cladding is left by a thickness such as not to transmit the light from the core, and a second opening formed within the range of the first opening to transmit the light from the core. ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094737

Medical manipulator and treatment tool replacement method

A medical manipulator includes: an operation member configured to drive so as to operate a treatment tool; a treatment tool side drive shaft configured to rotate about an axis thereof so as to drive the operation member; an operation amount detection member connected to the treatment tool; a treatment tool side detection shaft configured to rotate about an axis thereof in accordance with displacement of the operation amount detection member; a drive unit side drive shaft engaged with the treatment tool side drive shaft; a drive unit side detection shaft engaged with the treatment tool side detection shaft; a shape regulation section configured to regulate a shape of the treatment tool to a predetermined operation state; and a phase setting section configured to set phases in rotational directions of the treatment tool side drive shaft and the treatment tool side detection shaft.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094655

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an insertion portion; a bending portion provided in the insertion portion; an operation portion connected to the insertion portion; a grasp-assistance portion provided on the operation portion, a bending operation knob provided on one side face of the operation portion and rotating centering on a rotation axis; a plurality of function switches that are provided on a face different from the one side face, and each upper-side side face protrudes further than an outermost diametrical path of the bending operation knob; and a switch root portion constituting a root portion of a function switch disposed at a position on the distal-most end side among the plurality of function switches, and disposed further on the proximal end side than an intersection point on the distal end side among two intersection points at which the outermost diametrical path and a switch-disposing face intersect.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094614

Biopsy instrument

A biopsy instrument including: a needle pipe formed in a tubular shape having a convex section, the convex section having an end section, the convex section being provided at a distal end section of the needle pipe; a distal end tip provided so as to be capable of moving longitudinally with respect to the needle pipe; a manipulation member connected to the distal end tip, the manipulation member being disposed in the needle pipe; and a circumferential edge provided at each of a proximal end side of the distal end tip and a distal end side of the needle pipe; wherein an interior of the distal end tip and an interior of the needle pipe define a cavity to capture a target tissue when the distal end tip is retracted towards the needle pipe.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094535

Rotary self-advancing endoscope system, program, and method for driving rotary self-advancing endoscope system

A rotary self-advancing endoscope system which produces propulsion by rotating, with a motor, a rotating cylindrical body provided on an outer periphery side of an insertion portion main body and causes the insertion portion main body to move forward into an examinee's body, wherein the system is configured to periodically repeating a combination of a state in which the rotating cylindrical body forward-rotates at a predetermined rpm and a state in which the rotating cylindrical body is stopped from rotating and releases accumulated elastic energy and, when a drive current to the motor has reached a predetermined threshold value, reverse-rotate the motor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093076

Optical connector

An optical connector includes a first engaging member holding at least one first optical fiber to guide light from a light source, a second engaging member holding a second optical fiber to be optically connected to the first optical fiber, and configured to be engaged with the first engaging member, and a light shield member provided near an emission end of the first optical fiber, at such a position as to shield light from the first optical fiber at disengagement of the engaging members. The light shield member is pushed by the second engaging member at engagement of the engaging members, so as to be folded and evacuated in a gap. ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092993

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording device

An image processing apparatus includes: an imaging distance estimating unit configured to estimate an imaging distance to a subject shown in an image; an examination region setting unit configured to set an examination region in the image such that an index indicating a spread of a distribution of imaging distances to the subject shown in the examination region is within a given range; and an abnormal structure identifying unit configured to identify whether or not a microstructure of the subject shown in the examination region is abnormal, by using texture feature data that enables identification of an abnormality in the microstructure of the subject shown in the examination region, the texture feature data being specified according the examination region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092282

Lens barrel and electronic apparatus

A lens barrel of the present invention is a lens barrel holding a photographing optical system which is a zoom lens constituted by five groups and includes: a cylindrical cam barrel arranged to be rotatable around an optical axis; a first lens driving section driving the cam barrel around the optical axis; a plurality of first cam grooves carved on an outer circumferential surface of the cam barrel; and a plurality of second cam grooves carved on an inner circumferential surface of the cam barrel. A first lens group holding barrel has a plurality of cam followers that are recessed in the first cam grooves; and each of a second lens group holding barrel and a third lens group holding barrel has a plurality of cam followers that are recessed in the second cam grooves.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092265

Microscope system and method for microscope system

A desired observation timing is ensured, and simultaneity of observation among different observation positions is ensured. Provided is a microscope system including an electrically powered stage, a scanner, objective lenses, a revolver, an image-acquisition portion, an autofocus portion, a first storage portion that stores one of the focal positions of the low-magnification objective lens as a reference position, a focal-position setting portion that sets a focal position at which an image is acquired with reference to the reference position for the low-magnification objective lens, an acquisition-position setting portion that sets acquisition positions for partial images, and a map-image generating portion that generates a map image based on the partial images acquired at the set focal position, wherein the autofocus portion detects a focal position of the high-magnification objective lens at an observation position set on the map image with reference to the reference position for the low-magnification objective lens.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092101

Focus adjustment unit and focus adjustment method

A focus adjustment unit of the present invention comprises a phase difference detection section for detecting extreme values, based on the image data, a periodicity-containing subject determination section for determining a periodicity-containing subject in the case where the phase difference detection section detects many extreme values having a high degree of correlation, and a control section for, when a periodicity-containing subject has been determined, determining whether or not a difference between a position of the focus lens shown by an extreme value corresponding to a position that is closest to a current focus lens position, and the current focus lens position, is outside a specified range, and if it is determined that the difference is outside the specified range, carrying out a focus adjustment operation based on the extreme value corresponding to the position that is closest to the current position of the focus lens.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092088

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory storage medium storing an image processing program

An image processing apparatus includes a gain correcting unit and a gain estimating unit. The gain correcting unit corrects a gain of a pixel output of a phase-difference detecting pixel. ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092074

Image processing device, image processing method, and imaging apparatus

An image processing device includes a plurality of clock selection units configured to select a clock signal to be supplied to each of a plurality of calculation units forming a pipeline from a plurality of clock signals and output the clock signal to the calculation unit, a data delivery unit disposed on the pipeline between the calculation unit to which a first clock signal is input and the calculation unit to which a second clock signal is input, and a control unit configured to control a selection of the clock signal and a combination and a disposition order of the data delivery unit and the calculation units forming the pipeline in accordance with an operation mode of image processing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092035

Imaging apparatus, microscope apparatus and endoscope apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, an illuminating unit, and an image-characteristic setting unit. The imaging unit images an object to acquire an image of the object. ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092023

Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method

An image pickup apparatus having not less than three optical systems, and an image pickup element which picks up an object image by the optical system, includes an object-information acquiring section which acquires information of an object, a parallax-amount computing section which computes an amount of parallax corresponding to the information of the object, and an optical-system selecting section which selects optical systems for photographing from among not less than three optical systems, based on the amount of parallax corresponding to the information of the object, that has been computed by the parallax-amount computing section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150090065

Linear driving mechanism with self-weight compensation, operation input device, and surgery assistance system

When the mass of the first moving body is defined as m1, the mass of the second moving body is defined as m2, the distance between a first intersection point of a perpendicular line from a rotation center of the rotation axis to the first moving body and a first gravity center of the first moving body when the distance between the first intersection point and the first gravity center in the first moving body is the shortest is defined as l1, and the distance between a second intersection point of a perpendicular line from the rotation center of the rotation axis to the second moving body and a second gravity center of the second moving body when the distance between the second intersection point and the second gravity center in the second moving body is the shortest is defined as l2, m2=(l1/l2)×m1 is satisfied.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150089789

Method for producing an optical assembly and method for designing lens for assembly

An method for producing an optical assembly includes a first assembling step of assembling lenses from a first lens to an (n−1)-th lens (where n is an integer of 1<n≦n) to a lens-holding member to assemble a pre-assembly; an optical property-measuring step of measuring optical properties of a first optical system in the pre-assembly; an optical parameter correction value-calculating step of obtaining displacement amounts from design values of the optical properties of the first optical system based on measurement results of the optical properties, and changing the optical parameters of at least the n-th lens itself from design values thereof, thereby calculating correction values of the optical parameters of the n-th lens; a lens-producing step of producing the n-th lens based on the correction values; and a second assembling step of assembling the n-th lens produced in the lens-producing step to the pre-assembly.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087994

Biopsy system

. . . . In the biopsy system according to one embodiment, the needle tube of the treatment tool has the minor axis of the flattened portion and the bending plane of the bending portion parallel to each other. Accordingly, the needle tube is easily bent in the bending direction of the bending portion, and even in an endoscope that has few bendable directions and is bendable, for example, in only two directions (e.g., up and down), the bending operation of the bending portion is not easily hindered. ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087993

Ultrasound unit and ultrasound endoscope

An ultrasound unit includes a plurality of elements each including n cells, in each of which a bottom electrode and a top electrode that constitutes a membrane are arranged facing each other with a cavity therebetween, wherein the element has n1 first cells and n2 (where n1≠n2, n1+n2=n) second cells having higher reception sensitivity and lower transmission sensitivity than the first cells.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087911

Endoscope sheath deflection devices

An endoscope sheath comprising: a tube having: a proximal end having a proximal end region and a distal end; and a conduit that extends through a portion of the endoscope sheath so that the proximal end region of the endoscope sheath and the distal end of the endoscope sheath are in fluid communication when an endoscope is inserted inside the endoscope sheath; and wherein the endoscope sheath is configured to receive all or a portion of the endoscope; wherein the distal end of the endoscope sheath has a flow director configured to direct irrigation fluid across a lens on the distal end of the endoscope; and wherein the flow director is a flexible flap.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087910

Endoscope

An endoscope includes an insertion portion, a first bending portion, a second bending portion, a bending operation wire, a first coil sheath, a switching mechanism, a guide, a first region of the guide, a second region of the guide, and a central part formed between the first region and the second region on an inner surface of the guide, protruding inside more than the first region and the second region and formed to be longer than a coil elemental wire making up the first coil sheath.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087909

Endoscope system including a resilient reservoir

A system comprising: (a) a sheath configured to receive all or a portion of an endoscope; (b) an irrigation line connecting the sheath to an irrigation source; (c) a suction line connecting the sheath to a suction source; and (d) a control module located between the sheath, and the irrigation source and the suction source and controls flow of irrigation fluid from the irrigation source to the sheath and movement of suction between the suction source and the sheath; wherein the irrigation source is connected to a resilient reservoir that is located within the control module and movement of the control module compresses the resilient reservoir moving irrigation fluid from the resilient reservoir to the sheath so that the irrigation fluid assists in cleaning the endoscope, and wherein the control module includes a valve and compression of the resilient reservoir initiates movement of the valve so that the valve opens and suction from the suction line is applied to the sheath.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087908

Endoscope sheath arm

An endoscope sheath comprising: (a) a tube configured to receive all or a portion of a shaft of an endoscope, the endoscope including a light post in a proximal end region of the endoscope; and (b) an arm attached to and extending from a proximal end region of the sheath; wherein the arm has one or more features that are in communication with the light post to orient the sheath axially and rotationally with respect to the endoscope.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087907

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

03/26/15 / #20150087904

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a heat influence reducing portion that radiates heat, which is generated with light guiding of a light guide portion via a position near a second lens and conducted to the second lens, to a frame member to reduce a local temperature difference in the second lens in a projecting portion in which a first lens of a front observation window through which an inserting direction for insertion into a lumen is observed and the second lens having a truncated conical shape used for observing a viewing field region of a side observation window through which a direction crossing the inserting direction is observed are arranged.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087088

Method for producing image pickup apparatus and method for producing semiconductor apparatus

A method for producing an image pickup apparatus includes processes of: cutting an image pickup chip substrate to fabricate a plurality of image pickup chips; bonding the image pickup chips to a glass wafer via a transparent adhesive layer as well as bonding dummy chips to an outer peripheral region of the glass wafer where the image pickup chips are not bonded to fabricate a joined wafer; filling a sealing member between the image pickup chips and the dummy chips; machining the joined wafer to thin a thickness; and cutting the joined wafer.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087086

Method for producing image pickup apparatus, and method for producing semiconductor apparatus

A method for producing an image pickup apparatus includes: a process of fabricating a plurality of image pickup chips by cutting an image pickup chip substrate where light receiving sections and electrode pads are formed; a process of fabricating a joined wafer by bonding the image pickup chips to a glass wafer; a process of filling a gap between the plurality of image pickup chips with a sealing member; a process of machining the joined wafer to reduce a thickness; a process of forming through-hole vias; a process of forming an insulating layer that covers the image pickup chips; a process of forming through-hole interconnections; a process of forming external connection electrodes, each of which is connected to each of the through-hole interconnections; and a process of cutting the joined wafer.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086162

Optical transmission module and endoscope

An optical transmission module includes: an optical device having a light emitting section that outputs light of an optical signal; an optical fiber that transmits the optical signal; a holding member in which a distal end portion of the optical fiber is inserted into a through hole having an inner diameter equivalent to an outer diameter of the optical fiber, and that is disposed on the optical device; and a lens section that is disposed in an opening on the optical device side of the through hole of the holding member, and that concentrates the light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085469

Illumination apparatus

An illumination apparatus includes a light source unit which emits primary light, and an optical unit which functions when the primary light emitted from the light source unit is applied to the optical unit. The optical unit includes a reducing portion which is directly provided in a illumination light emitting portion or provided frontward to part of the illumination light emitting portion and which reduces the density of the primary light as the illumination light emitted from the illumination light emitting portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085296

Photoacoustic microscope

Provided is a photoacoustic microscope, including: an objective lens configured to collect excitation light into a specimen, the excitation light in a wavelength range that is absorbed by an object to be observed; a detection light optical system configured to (i) form an image of a point light source of detection light in a middle portion of a pupil of the objective lens, the detection light having a wavelength that is different from the wavelength range of the excitation light, and (ii) emit the detection light onto the specimen by means of the objective lens; an optical scanning unit configured to deflect the excitation light and the detection light that enter the objective lens, for scanning the specimen; and a light detection unit configured to detect reflected light of the detection light that is reflected by the specimen.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085169

Method for producing image pickup apparatus and method for producing semiconductor apparatus

A method for producing an image pickup apparatus includes: a process of cutting an image pickup chip substrate where electrode pads are formed around each of the light receiving sections to fabricate image pickup chips; a process of bonding image pickup chips determined as non-defective products to a glass wafer to fabricate a joined wafer; a process of filling a sealing member among the image pickup chips on the joined wafer; a machining process including a thinning a thickness of the joined wafer to flatten a machining surface and a forming through-hole interconnections, each of which is connected to each of the electrode pads; a process of forming a plurality of external connection electrodes, each of which is connected to each of the electrode pads via each of the through-hole interconnections; and a process of cutting the joined wafer.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085156

Imaging device

An imaging device comprises a lens barrel including an optical system that collects light from a predetermined viewing area and that defines an optical axis; an imaging unit that receives the light collected by the optical system and generates image data, the image data defining a main image that includes a determined sub area; a ring-shaped operation ring that is provided on an outer circumference of the lens barrel and that is manually rotatable about the optical axis of the optical system; and an area change unit that changes at least one of (a) a size of the determined sub area, or (b) a position of the determined sub area, responsive to a manual operation of the operation ring.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085143

Method and circuitry for removing circling drifts in ndt/ndi measurement display

Disclosed is a method and an apparatus for removing circling drifts on the display of the measured eddy current or other continuous waves. The circling dot which is supposed to be a static dot can obscure information required by the operator to judge if a small defect is present. ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085094

Image pickup apparatus, semiconductor apparatus, and image pickup unit

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup chip including a light receiving section and electrode pads, on a first main face, and a plurality of connection electrodes, each of which is connected to each of the electrode pads via each of a plurality of through-hole interconnections, on a second main face; a transparent cover glass having a larger plan-view dimension than the image pickup chip; a transparent adhesive layer that bonds the first main face of the image pickup chip and the cover glass; and a sealing member that covers a side face of the image pickup chip and a side face of the adhesive layer, and is made of an insulating material having a same plan-view dimension as the cover glass.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085081

Medical three-dimensional observation apparatus

A medical three-dimensional observation apparatus includes at least a pair of imaging units, a three-dimensional image processing unit, a calculating unit, and an index superimposing unit. The imaging units image a .specimen from different viewpoints. ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085074

Stereoscopic endoscope system

A stereoscopic endoscope system includes: a corresponding point detection section that detects a position of an object in each of an image for the right eye and an image for the left eye based on right and left video signals; a horizontal position moving section that moves, based on a parallax between the image for the right eye and the image for the left eye and depth information of a stereoscopic video which are obtained from the detected positions, horizontal positions of the right and left video signals, by an amount of the parallax, respectively in directions determined according to the depth information; a vertical/horizontal inversion section that vertically and horizontally inverts the right and left video signals whose horizontal positions have been moved; and a stereoscopic signal combining section that combines the right and left video signals subjected to the vertical/horizontal inversion, and generates a stereoscopic video signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150084862

Head-mounted display, image display system, information storage device, and method for controlling head-mounted display

A head-mounted display is worn on the head of the user, and allows the user to observe a display image, the head-mounted display including a display section that displays the display image, and a control section that performs a control process that controls the timing at which the display image is displayed on the display section. The control section performs the control process that causes a display period and a non-display period to repeat alternately, and sets one display period to be equal to or less than 600 ms, the display period being a period in which the display image is displayed on the display section, and the non-display period being a period in which the display image is not displayed on the display section.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150080927

Ultrasonic transmitting unit

An ultrasonic transmitting unit includes a first vibrating section and second vibrating section vibrating at the same predetermined frequency with respect to each other. The ultrasonic transmitting unit includes a relay portion transmitting the ultrasonic vibration toward a first transmitting direction from the first vibrating section to the second vibrating section and positioned at a position corresponding to one of an antinode position of the vibration in the first vibrating section and different from an antinode position and a node position of the vibration in the second vibrating section, and a non-contact vibrating portion extending in a second vibrating section from the relay portion toward a second transmitting direction without contact with the first vibrating section.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150080887

Surgical device using energy

A surgical device configured to apply energy to a biological tissue as a treatment target, and treat the biological tissue, includes: first and second jaws relatively openable/closable to each other to enable holding the biological tissue including the treatment target and its surrounding tissue; a pair of first holding sections provided respectively on inner sides of outer edges of the first and second jaws, and configured to hold the biological tissue; an energy discharge section provided on at least one of the pair of first holding sections, and configured to give energy for a treatment to the biological tissue; and a pair of second holding sections which are provided respectively between the first holding sections and the outer edges of the first and second jaws, and configured to hold the surrounding tissue of the biological tissue while bending the surrounding tissue with respect to the biological tissue.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150080664

Access port

An access port is fixed to a biological membrane, such as the pericardium, in a state in which it penetrates the biological membrane. Provided is an access port including an inner tube and an outer tube fitted together so as to be movable relative to each other in an axial direction, wherein at least one of the inner tube and the outer tube has holding surfaces having substantially complementary shapes that are brought close to or away from each other by relative movement of the inner tube and the outer tube.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150080657

Endoscope fogging prevention unit and endoscope

An endoscope fogging prevention unit includes: a distal end section including a cylindrical member, in an interior of which at least an optical member is provided; a heating section configured to heat at least the optical member; and a measuring section configured to measure a temperature of the interior of the distal end section. The fogging prevention unit further includes: a wiring substrate section including a mounting area portion and a wiring area portion; and a conducting section having the lowest insulating properties against the outside in the mounting area portion, and connected to a ground of a system different from a system of a wiring member of the heating section and the measuring section.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150080651

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes an illumination unit, an optical system including an optical lens and a diaphragm unit configured to adjust a size of an opening, an imaging unit including a solid state imaging device and configured to output an image signal, a region setting unit configured to set a region of interest in an image formed by the image signal, an estimation value calculation unit configured to calculate and output an estimation value showing a focus level in the region of interest, an estimation value storage unit configured to store the estimation value, an estimation value comparison unit configured to compare a reference value and the estimation value and outputs the comparison result, and a diaphragm control unit configured to output a control signal for controlling the opening of the diaphragm unit based on the comparison result.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150079218

Optical fiber length adjuster

An optical fiber length adjuster includes an entrance and an exit 16 for an optical fiber, and a holding portion to hold the optical fiber so that the optical fiber is deformed. The holding portion is configured to decrease the length of the part of the optical fiber that is held, when tensile force applied to the optical fiber is increased, and increase the length of the part of the optical fiber that is held, when the tensile force applied to the optical fiber is decreased.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078031

Light source apparatus

A light source apparatus includes an optical illumination unit that converts optical characteristics of primary light emitted from a light source unit and emits secondary light different from the primary light; and an adapter unit that outwardly emits illumination light generated based on the secondary light emitted from the optical illumination unit and that is attachable to/detachable from the optical illumination unit. A radiation angle control member converts a traveling direction of the secondary light so that the secondary light allowed to emit from a light conversion member toward the radiation angle control member in the secondary light allowed to emit from the light conversion member travels toward the adapter unit through the secondary light emit portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077948

Printed circuit board connection structure

A printed circuit board connection structure is formed by clamping and connecting a first printed circuit board and a second printed circuit board, at least one of which is a flexible printed circuit board, with a conductive adhesion layer therebetween, and includes first marks formed on the first printed circuit board and second marks and formed on the second printed circuit board. The area enclosed by the perimeter of one set of marks out of the first marks and the second marks is greater than the area enclosed by the perimeter of the other set of marks, and with the printed circuit boards in an allowable state of connection, at least a portion of the region enclosed by the perimeter of the other set of marks is located within the region enclosed by the perimeter of the one set of marks when viewed in a direction of stacking of the printed circuit boards.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077617

Image capturing module and image capturing apparatus

Provided is an image capturing module including a microlens array that collects light from a subject, which is imaged at an image plane; a filter that allows light in specific wavelength bands in the collected light to pass therethrough; and an image capturing device that acquires images of the light passing through the filter, wherein the filter is formed by arraying a plurality of rgb filter portions and a plurality of narrow-band filter portions, the image capturing device includes a plurality of color-wavelength obtaining regions and a plurality of narrow-band-wavelength obtaining regions, and the microlens array includes a plurality of first microlenses corresponding to the respective color-wavelength obtaining regions and a plurality of second microlenses corresponding to the respective narrow-band-wavelength obtaining regions, and the first microlenses are each disposed so that the light from the subject imaged at the image plane reaches at least one of the color-wavelength obtaining regions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077603

Imaging device, image processing device, recording medium in which image file is recorded, recording method, image playback method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging device includes: an imaging unit having an imaging element formed of a plurality of pixels, and configured to perform imaging under a first exposure condition to generate first image data and to perform imaging under a second exposure condition different from the first exposure condition to generate second image data; an image composition unit configured to generate composite image data with an expanded dynamic range based on the first image data and the second image data; and an image file generation unit configured to generate an image file in which the first image data, the second image data, the composite image data, and position information on positions of pixels mutually replaced in a first image corresponding to the first image data and a second image corresponding to the second image data when the image composition unit generates the composite image data, are recorded in association with one another.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077587

Imaging device, electronic viewfinder, and display control method

An imaging device of the present invention comprises a storage section for holding an initial white point of a display panel, a calculation section for calculating target white point of the display panel based on light source information for the shooting environment, a determination section for making a white point range corresponding to an adaptive light source range, and determining whether or not the initial white point or the target white point are outside the adaptive tracking range, and a display control section for carrying out controls so as to change white point of the display panel over time from the initial white point to the target white point, wherein, in the event that the initial white point or the target white point is outside the adaptive tracking range, a new initial white point or a new target white point is calculated so as to be within the adaptive range.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077529

Image-processing device and three-dimensional-image observation system

Eye fatigue in an observer is reduced in the case in which observation is performed by performing visual comparison between an imaging subject and an auxiliary indication superimposed on the imaging subject in a three-dimensional image. Provided is an image-processing device including a display portion that displays a three-dimensional image reproduced from two parallax images of an imaging subject; attention-point detecting portions that detect an attention point of the observer observing the three-dimensional image; a parallax calculating portion that calculates parallax between the two parallax images at the detected attention point; an auxiliary-indication creating portion that creates an auxiliary indication to which the same parallax as the parallax calculated by the parallax calculating portion is assigned, that superimposes the created auxiliary indication on the three-dimensional image, and that displays the superimposed image on the display portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073525

Stent delivery system

A stent delivery system for delivering a stent, the stent delivery system having a push catheter, a guide member, and an elongated stent securing material having a first portion arranged to a push catheter outer surface, a second portion, a third portion, and a fourth portion arranged to the push catheter outer surface, in that order. The first portion and the fourth portion are arranged to the push catheter outer surface such that only one of the first portion and the fourth portion is present on a cross-section plane orthogonal to the longitudinal axis. ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073436

Operation support device

An operation support device includes a manipulation input unit and an operating section to which a surgical instrument is attached and which operates the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes a treatment section, a flexible insertion section, and a manipulation section which is fixed to the flexible insertion section. ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073405

Apparatus and method for tubeset with drive axle

A device comprising: a handpiece having one or more attachment ports; a tubeset having one or more attachment features for connecting the tubeset to the one or more attachment ports in the handpiece; a removable tip having an attachment arm for attaching to the one or more attachment ports in the handpiece; wherein the device comprises one or more of the following: the handpiece includes an attachment port that attaches the handpiece to an active lead and a return lead and the device is adapted to use only the active lead or both leads so that the device can switch between bi-polar energy and mono-polar energy; the tubeset has one or more fluid conduits that are in fluid communication with the removable tip, wherein the removable tip is located at a distal end of the device; and the handpiece connects to one or more electrical input lines; the tubeset connects to one or more fluid lines, and the removable tip is free of direct connection to both the one or more electrical input lines and the one or more fluid lines.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073364

Surgical instrument

A surgical instrument has a hollow tubular member, and a pressurization unit that has an outer valve portion, a pressurization device having a movable part configured to generate pressurized fluid when the movable part is moved, and an inner valve portion. The inner valve portion includes a first flow passage that is configured to fluidically connect a first port and a second port of the outer valve portion to each other when the inner valve portion is in a first position, and a second flow passage that is configured between the inner valve portion and the outer valve portion to fluidically connect the first port and a third port when the inner valve portion is in a second position. ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073222

Trocar

A trocar includes a plate member having a first surgical instrument port formed therein, a movable port that is provided separately from the plate member, and a cylinder part that is provided at the plate member and attached to an incised wound.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073218

Endoscopic device including cleaning mechanism

In a cleaning mechanism provided in an insertion section of an endoscopic device, two straight lateral faces obliquely and straightly extending toward the center side of a cylindrical lens are joined to a laterally circumferential face, a pedestal section inside which a liquid-sending route of a cleaning liquid, and a gas-sending route are internally provided is arranged, and an angle which a gushing direction of the cleaning liquid gushed from each of wash nozzles provided on the lateral faces toward the laterally circumferential face forms with a perpendicular line passing through the center of the cylindrical lens is an acute angle, the gushed cleaning liquid intersecting the perpendicular line.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073209

Stereoscopic endoscope device

Provided is a stereoscopic endoscope device including a single objective lens that collects light from a subject and forms an image of the light; a light splitting section that splits the light collected by the objective lens; image-capturing devices that capture optical images of the subject at imaging positions of the split beams of the light; focal-position adjusting sections that give optical path lengths different from each other to the split beams of the light; a calculation section that calculates an object distance between each point on the subject and the objective lens from 2d images acquired by the image-capturing devices; and a parallax-image generating section that generates a plurality of viewpoint-images of the subject when observed from a plurality of viewpoints, by using the calculated object distance.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072017

Carrier materials for protein delivery

Osteogenic implants, carriers and concentrates are described, along with methods of making and using the same. The implants include a carrier and, optionally, an osteoinductive agent. ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071629

Light control apparatus

Incident light that passes through the optical aperture is controlled by pivoting the light control unit (130) alternately to a first stationary position of being retracted from the optical aperture (102 and 122), and a second stationary position of overlapping with the optical aperture by moving the light control unit by the drive unit (132 and 150), and when the light control unit is at the first stationary position, the light control unit is capable of sticking out of the first substrate and the second substrate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071564

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, isolated point noise correction method, and information storage device

An image processing device includes an isolated point noise detection section, and an isolated point noise correction section. The isolated point noise detection section determines whether or not isolated point noise is included within a given area based on a first index value that represents the range of first to nth pixel values being obtained by arranging the pixel values of pixels within the given area including an attention pixel in ascending or descending order, and a second index value that represents the range of a pixel value group being obtained by excluding at least one of the first pixel value and the nth pixel value from the first to nth pixel values. ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071107

Wireless communication terminal, wireless communication system, wireless communication method, and program

A wireless communication terminal includes: an antenna unit, a processing unit configured to process the video data transmitted or received through the directional antenna, and a control unit. The control unit sets the communication path as a first communication path, and causes the antenna unit to transmit or receive the video data of the one frame or the one field through the first communication path, and the control unit sets the communication path as a second communication path different from the first communication path in the same frame period or the same field period as a frame period or a field period in which the video data is transmitted or received through the first communication path, and causes the antenna unit to transmit or receive same video data as all or some of the video data transmitted or received through the first communication path, through the second communication path.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070564

Optical instrument, and control method for optical instrument

An optical instrument comprises a control section for driving a lens group in an optical axis direction, a first position detection section for detecting an absolute position of the lens group, a second position detection section for detecting a relative position of the lens group, and a storage section for storing first data corresponding to output of the second position detection section corresponding to a specified position, and second data corresponding to a target position, wherein, the control section acquires output of the second position detection section, at a point when a specified variation has occurred, as third data, calculates a stop target position based on the first data and the third data and executes a stop operation for the lens group to stop the lens group, and corrects output of the second position detection section in a state, based on the second data, and the stop target position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070535

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a solid-state imaging device configured to include a plurality of pixels, the solid-state imaging device outputting subject data according to a pixel signal output by the pixel of an image region on which subject light is incident and optical black (ob) data according to the pixel signal output by the pixel of a constantly shielded ob region of a plurality of columns or rows located on an end of the image region as image data, and an imaging processing unit configured to output pre-processed image data obtained by performing black level correction on partial subject data included in the image data using the same ob data included in the image data output by the solid-state imaging device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070533

Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and information storage device

An image processing device includes: an image acquisition section that acquires captured image data captured using an image sensor including color filters corresponding to bands, and corresponding to a plurality of frames; an alignment processing section that performs an alignment process on the captured image data to generate integrated captured image data; a reference band selection section that selects a reference band from the bands using an output image in a preceding frame; a reference image generation section that performs an interpolation process on image data included in the integrated captured image data and corresponding to the color filter corresponding to the reference band; and an interpolated image generation section that performs an interpolation process on image data included in the integrated captured image data and corresponding to the color filter corresponding to a band differing from the reference band based on a reference image to generate an interpolated image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070530

Imaging apparatus

The imaging apparatus include a solid-state imaging device which has a plurality of pixels and outputs a pixel signal corresponding to a formed image of a subject as an image data; an image-capturing processing unit which outputs a pre-processed image data that is obtained by performing pre-processing on a part of the image data input from the solid-state imaging device, and an un-processed image data except the part of the image data from the image data input from the solid-state imaging device; and a storage unit which stores the pre-processed image data and the un-processed image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070528

Imaging device and image generation method

An imaging device includes: an image sensor that includes a color filter array in which normal image generation color filters corresponding to three or more bands and correction information generation color filters differing in spectral sensitivity characteristics from the normal image generation color filters are placed in an array; a normal image generation section that generates a normal image in which pixel values of missing pixels are interpolated; a spectral estimation section that performs a spectral estimation process based on pixel values obtained using at least the correction information generation color filters; a correction information generation section that generates correction information that corrects the normal image based on a spectral estimate value; and a corrected image generation section that performs a correction process on the normal image based on the correction information to generate a corrected image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070527

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a solid-state imaging device, a storage unit, an imaging-processing unit configured to process input image data output from the solid-state imaging device or image data stored in the storage unit, and a timing-generating unit configured to generate timings at which the solid-state imaging device and the imaging-processing unit operate. The timing-generating unit generates a first synchronization signal for driving the solid-state imaging device to output the first synchronization signal to the solid-state imaging device and output the first synchronization signal and a first clock signal input from the solid-state imaging device to the imaging-processing unit in a first operation based on the timing of the solid-state imaging device. ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070484

Observation unit and microscope system equipped with observation unit

A microscope system (100) includes a microscope (10) and an observation unit (20) provided separately from the microscope. The microscope includes a microscope objective lens (3), an image pickup element (31) disposed at a position at which an image is formed through the microscope objective lens, and a first control apparatus (32) connected with the image pickup element. ... Olympus Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070115

Retention mechanism, driving apparatus, and blur correction apparatus

A retention mechanism according to an embodiment includes a fixed part including a magnet, and a movable part opposed to the fixed part. A plurality of rolling elements are provided between the fixed part and the movable part, and the movable part is movable in a plane direction. ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150065801

Guidance device

A guidance device applies a magnetic field to a capsule medical apparatus within which a first permanent magnet is arranged when the capsule medical apparatus is introduced into a subject, to guide the capsule medical apparatus within the subject. The guidance device includes a second permanent magnet that is configured to be disposed outside the subject and has a rectangular parallelepiped shape or a polygonal column shape, the second permanent magnet having a first plane containing a magnetization direction and a first direction orthogonal to the magnetization direction, and being configured to confine the capsule medical apparatus within a region facing the first plane. ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150065800

Video endoscope

A video endoscope including: an elongated housing; an image sensor unit arranged in the elongated housing; an optical transmitting unit arranged in the elongated housing and connected to the image sensor unit; and a through contact device, wherein the optical transmitting unit is arranged at a proximal end of the elongated housing on the through-contact device, the through-contact device penetrates through a wall of the elongated housing and the through-contact device is arranged such that it is mounted in a hermetically sealed manner in the wall of the elongated housing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150063641

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording device

An image processing apparatus includes: an abnormality candidate region identifying unit configured to identify a candidate region for an abnormality from an image obtained by imaging inside of a lumen of a living body; a surrounding region determining unit configured to determine a surrounding region surrounding the candidate region; a shape information calculating unit configured to calculate shape information of the candidate region and shape information of the surrounding region in a depth direction with respect to a screen; and an abnormality region determining unit configured to determine whether or not the candidate region is an abnormality, based on a correlation between the shape information of the candidate region and the shape information of the surrounding region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150062717

Imaging device, camera system, and control method for imaging device

An imaging device, comprising an interchangeable lens having a photographing optical system whose focal length can be varied, comprises a zoom position detection section for detecting a zoom position in accordance with focal length of the imaging optical system, and a lens control section for controlling movement of a focus lens contained in the imaging optical system, wherein the lens control section corrects position that the focus lens is moved to in accordance with the zoom position before movement of the focus lens and zoom position during movement of the focus lens.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150062408

Lens drive apparatus, lens barrel to which the lens drive apparatus is applied, and image pickup apparatus

A lens drive apparatus includes a yoke which has a first parallel portion parallel to an optical axis and a second parallel portion which is located closer to the optical axis than the first parallel portion, the first and the second parallel portions being magnetically coupled, a magnet arranged at the first parallel portion to extend in the optical axis direction, a first lens frame which has a first coil wound around the second parallel portion and which is guided by a first guide shaft, and a second lens frame, which has a second coil wound around the second parallel portion and which is guided by a second guide shaft, and the first and the second guide shafts are arranged at positions so as not to interfere with the yoke in a cross-section perpendicular to the optical axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150062403

Image forming optical system, image pickup apparatus using the same, and information processing apparatus

An optical system includes, in order from the object side, an aperture, a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a negative refractive power, a third lens having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens having a positive refractive power and having a meniscus shape with a convex surface facing the image side, and a fifth lens having a negative refractive power. The optical system satisfies a certain condition.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150062402

Display device, display method and computer readable storage medium storing display program of display device

A display device includes a display section, a visual line detecting section, a visual line judging section, a display control section, and a display changing section. The visual line judging section acquires a visual point position on the display screen corresponding to the visual line direction detected by the visual line detecting section, and judges whether or not the visual point position has entered into the a display region. ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150062374

Imaging apparatus and method for controlling the imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element, a reading scheme setting unit, and an image processing unit. A phase-difference detecting pixel for detecting a focal point is arranged at part of the imaging pixels of the imaging element. ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150061463

Inertial drive actuator

An inertial drive actuator includes a displacement unit which generates a minute displacement in a first direction, and in a second direction, a coil which generates a magnetic flux, a movable object which has a surface facing at least one surface of the coil, and a first yoke which converges the magnetic flux generated by the coil, at a predetermined position, a detecting unit which detects an electric signal of the coil, reflecting a change in the magnetic flux near the coil based on a positional relationship of the movable object and the coil, and a judging unit which judges a position of the movable object, and the inertial drive actuator drives the movable object by controlling a frictional force acting on the movable object, by controlling the magnetic flux generated by the coil, and the coil carries out generation of the magnetic flux and detection of the magnetic flux.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150061066

Imaging apparatus

Provided is an imaging apparatus having a plurality of light receiving parts for each one microlens in order for capturing a three-dimensional image, while being capable of obtaining a more natural image when creating a two-dimensional image. The imaging apparatus includes: a microlens array (2) having a plurality of microlenses (20) regularly aligned two-dimensionally; an imaging lens for imaging light from a subject onto the microlens array (2); and a plurality of light receiving parts (22l, 22r) disposed for each of the plurality of microlenses (20). ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150057704

Closure device

A closure device includes a protruding member that is detachably provided at a distal end of a longitudinal member; a pair of grasping members that are turnable with respect to the protruding member; first and second linear members that are connected to the pair of grasping members; and a holding portion that has an action portion for applying a force in a direction in which the pair of grasping members approach the protruding member and is detachably provided at a distal end of the longitudinal member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150057653

Medical wireless power supply system

A medical wireless power supply system includes a trocar, a power transmission coil provided in a state in which at least a part thereof is covered with a nonconductive member, a power transmission coil unit including the power transmission coil and configured to be capable of resonating at a predetermined resonance frequency, a medical instrument including a cylindrical insertion portion insertable into an insertion hole of the trocar, a power reception coil provided in a state in which at least a part thereof is covered with a nonconductive member on an inside of the insertion portion, and a power reception coil unit including the power reception coil and configured to be capable of resonating at a resonance frequency that coincides with the predetermined resonance frequency.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150057577

Ultrasonic transmitting unit

An ultrasonic transmitting unit includes a first vibrating section and a second vibrating section vibrating at the same predetermined frequency with respect to each other. The ultrasonic transmitting unit includes a relay portion transmitting an ultrasonic vibration from the first vibrating section to the second vibrating section and positioned at a position corresponding to one of an antinode position of the vibration in the first vibrating section and a position different from an antinode position and a node position of the vibration in the second vibrating section, and a non-contact vibrating portion extending in the second vibrating section from the relay portion toward a first vibrating section side with being not in contact with the first vibrating section.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150057498

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an image storage section that stores image information associated with position information of a luminal organ of a subject; a virtual endoscopic image generating section that generates a virtual endoscopic image endoscopically depicted; an image pickup section that picks up an image in the luminal organ; a position registration processing section that compares the virtual endoscopic image and an endoscopic image, and extracts an virtual endoscopic image similar to the endoscopic image; a position estimation section that estimates a distal end position of an endoscope insertion portion; a feature region determination section that determines whether or not the distal end position exists in a feature region; a storage section that stores information for presentation; and a candidate information presentation control section that presents the virtual endoscopic image based on the information in the storage section, to a display section as candidate information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150057497

Activation device

An activation device activates a capsule medical device that has a first coil inside and is activated when voltage not less than a first specified value or current not less than a second specified value is generated in the first coil. The activation device includes: a case; a second coil that is provided in the case and is configured to generate a magnetic field when current flows through the second coil; and a guide portion for guiding to a position that is located outside the case and that is a position of the capsule medical device where the capsule medical device can be activated based on the magnetic field generated by the second coil. ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054970

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

A frame memory stores a plurality of captured images. An image selection unit selects a reference image, which is a standard for composition, from images other than an image which is captured earliest and an image which is captured latest among the plurality of images stored in the frame memory and selects images to be combined with the reference image from a group of images which are captured earlier and later than the reference image among the plurality of images. ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054938

Image analysis method and image analysis apparatus

An image analysis method includes acquiring images of spatially different analysis regions. Each of the images of the analysis regions is constituted by pixels including a plurality of data acquired simultaneously or time-serially. ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054929

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: a virtual endoscopic image generating section that generates a virtual endoscopic image; an image pickup section picking up an image of an inside of the lumen; a position information obtaining section that obtains information on a position of a distal end of an insertion portion of an endoscope; a distance calculating section that calculates a distance from the obtained position of the distal end of the insertion portion to a feature region; a distance comparing section that determines whether or not the calculated distance is within a set distance via comparison; a variation amount detecting section that detects a variation amount of a feature of a structure of an organ in the picked-up endoscopic image; and an information recording section that records the position of the distal end of the insertion portion based on a result of the comparison by the distance comparing section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054717

Head-mounted display device

To improve a balance of weight and improve wearing comfort of a user. A head-mounted display device is provided which includes a display having a display element, an electronic circuit board which controls the display, a battery which supplies power to the electronic circuit board and the display, and a holder which holds these components at the head of the user, and the battery is disposed at an opposite side of the display over a position held by the holder.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054445

Electric endoscope

An electric endoscope includes a motor that generates a rotational driving force, a torque shaft that transmits the rotational driving force from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion, a connecting section for bending a bending portion by the rotational driving force transmitted by the torque shaft, an input section that instructs a target rotation amount of the motor, a detecting section that detects rotation information of the motor in a rotating state thereof, an estimating section that estimates a rotation state of the motor based on the rotation information, a motor physical model, a torque shaft physical model and a connecting section physical model, and a control section that performs control so that the rotation state of the distal end portion matches with a rotation state of the target rotation amount based on the estimated rotation state of the motor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150051628

Surgical cutting instrument

A surgical milling instrument, comprising two tubular cutters arranged one inside another, each of which has a cylindrical shaft tube, an integrally formed distal end piece in a hollow hemispherical shape, and a cutting window, wherein the outer tubular cutter is non-rotatably mounted on a main body and the inner tubular cutter is mounted in a rotationally driven manner thereon, is characterized in that at least one of the end pieces, in a hole surrounding the axis of the associated shaft tube, has an insert plate connected on the edge thereof to the edge of the hole.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150051516

Treatment instrument using ultrasonic vibrations

In a treatment instrument, a load force center of a load force, which is a sum of gravity acting on the treatment instrument and an external force caused by a connected cable, is positioned between two support members of a handle section, and a location of introduction of the cable is disposed in a manner to extend therebetween. In the treatment instrument, an ultrasonic vibration element unit is attached and rotatably coupled to a handle unit, a power receiving section or a power supply section at the coupling constitutes a rotary electrode structure by a cylindrical electrode and a terminal electrode, and power from an outside is received and transmitted between the handle unit and the ultrasonic vibration element unit.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150050690

Cell collection apparatus, cell collecting system, and cell collecting method

In order to pick up a sufficient amount of cells for a genetic test from a section of a biological tissue with a simple structure and a simple operation, provided is a cell collection apparatus comprising: a substrate which is provided to be dividable into a plurality of small pieces along a predetermined dividing line, and which has a flat surface to which a section of a biological tissue can be pasted; a sheet-shaped expandable member to which the substrate can be adhered in a detachable manner, and which is expandable in a direction along the surface; a expansion unit for expanding the expandable member in at least a region adhered with the substrate, in a direction along the surface; and a pickup unit for detaching and picking up the divided small pieces from the expandable member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150050687

Cell observation apparatus, cell observation method, and program product

A cell observation apparatus includes a cell recognition unit that recognizes a cellular region representing a cell from cell image data acquired by imaging the cell at a plurality of time points; and a cell parameter measurement unit that measures cell parameters characteristic of the cellular region recognized by the cell recognition unit. The apparatus also includes a cell viability determination unit that determines cell viability by comparing the cell parameters measured by the cell parameter measurement unit with thresholds.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150049108

Method and system of signal representation for ndt/ndi devices

Disclosed is a method and system to provide an improved signal representation of non-destructive test/inspection instruments by proper color display, in order to emulate as closely as possible, the visual rendering effect of those seen in the traditional non-electronic testing, including penetrant testing and magnetic particle testing. The foregoing object of the invention is preferably realized by providing an eddy current or phased array instrument with a color palette module that allows the deployment of an array of color representation system typically used in traditional non-electronic testing methods.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150048719

Inertial drive actuator

The task of the present invention is to provide an inertial drive actuator having a small-size arrangement, without using a vibration substrate. The inertial drive actuator includes a coil, a movable body which is disposed in a direction in which, a magnetic flux of the coil is generated, and which is formed of a magnetic material having a surface facing the coil, and a displacement generator (piezoelectric element) which displaces the coil in a direction different from the direction in which the magnetic flux is generated. ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150047080

Compound microscope with scanning probe microscope and optical microscope combined, control device of the same, control method and control program, and storage medium

. . A compound microscope includes an optical microscope to acquire time-series successive optical observation images of an observation target, a scanning probe microscope to acquire time-series successive probe-derived observation images of the observation target, and a control device to simultaneously give a common control command to the optical microscope and the scanning probe microscope.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150045701

Ultrasonic actuated unit and ultrasonic treatment device

An ultrasonic actuated unit includes an intermediary portion continuous with an ultrasonic transmitting portion or connected to the ultrasonic transmitting portion at a node position of a longitudinal vibration, and a noncontact vibrating portion extending in directions parallel to a longitudinal axis without contacting the ultrasonic transmitting portion, an imprecise vibration being transmitted to the noncontact vibrating portion from the ultrasonic transmitting portion via the intermediary portion. The ultrasonic actuated unit includes a vibration absorbing portion absorbing the imprecise vibration transmitted to the noncontact vibrating portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150045621

Insertion device

An insertion device includes a first rotating member, and a second rotating member coaxially arranged with a rotational axis of the first rotating member and rotating about the rotational axis to bend a bending section. The insertion device includes a moving member arranged inside the first rotating member and the second rotating member along the rotational axis and being movable between a state where an electrical driving force is transmitted to the second rotating member and a state where the electrical driving force is not transmitted to the second rotating member.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150045618

Advance and retreat assist tool for endoscopic treatment instrument

An advance and retreat assist tool includes a base unit, an attachment portion which attaches the base unit to a treatment instrument insertion portion so that the base unit is rotatable around a central axis of a treatment instrument insertion hole portion, and a first tubular member. The advance and retreat assist tool further includes a rotary portion and an advance and retreat mechanism.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150045617

Advance and retreat assist tool for endoscopic treatment instrument

An advance and retreat assist tool includes a base unit, a first tubular member, a rotary portion and an advance and retreat mechanism. The advance and retreat assist tool further includes a hinge mechanism which switches to either a coaxial condition or a slanted condition.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043884

Information processing device, shooting apparatus and information processing method

An information processing device is provided with: an image meaning judgment section classifying and judging an inputted image as having a particular meaning by classifying characteristics of the image itself and referring to a database; an audio meaning judgment section classifying and judging an inputted audio as having a particular meaning by classifying characteristics of the audio itself and referring to a database; and an association control section outputting the inputted image and the inputted audio acquired at different timings mutually in association with each other on the basis of each of judgment results of the image meaning judgment section and the audio meaning judgment section; and the information processing device is capable of, even if an image without a corresponding audio or an audio without a corresponding image is inputted, outputting the image and the audio in association with each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043805

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

An image processing system includes: an image acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of image data of an imaging target; a preprocessing device that performs specified preprocessing on the plurality of pieces of image data acquired by the image acquiring unit; and a control device that has a post-processing unit for extracting image data to be measured from the plurality of pieces of image data processed by the preprocessing device and performing a measurement process according to a measurement item by using the extracted image data, holds the preprocessing device to communicate with each other, and outputs a measurement result acquired by the measurement process performed by the post-processing unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043062

Microscope apparatus, and method of controlling electrically driven optical unit of microscope apparatus

A microscope apparatus includes: a stage; one or more light sources that emit light for exciting a sample on the stage; one or more cube turrets that arrange fluorescent cubes selectively on an observation optical path; shutters arranged on an illumination optical path and configured to switch between irradiation of the sample with the light and blocking of the light; an input unit that receives inputs of operation instructions for the shutters; an operation controller that controls operations of the shutters; and a controller that acquires, from a storage unit, operation conditions of the shutters corresponding to the operation instructions, and outputs instruction signals to the operation controller based on the acquired operation conditions in order to change conditions of the plurality of shutters. One of the shutters, and the other of the shutters or the one or more cube turrets are arranged on a same illumination optical path.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150042782

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

An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquiring unit that acquires an image signal of a monochromatic image acquired by imaging a subject and an image signal of a color image acquired by imaging the subject, the color image having at least a plurality of pieces of color information; and an interpolation processing unit that generates an interpolated image by interpolating color information missing at each pixel forming the color image, based on a signal value of each pixel forming the monochromatic image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150042779

Disk scanning apparatus and microscope apparatus

A disk scanning apparatus is used in combination with an imaging optical system and an imaging apparatus. The disk scanning apparatus includes a rotating disk and a relay optical system. ... Olympus Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150042544

Eyeglass-type wearable device, and front part and temple part of eyeglass-type wearable device

An eyeglass-type wearable device includes a first temple part that is positioned along one temporal region of a user, a second temple part that is positioned along the other temporal region of the user, and a front part that is positioned in front of the face of the user, when the eyeglass-type wearable device is worn by the user. The first temple part includes a first electrical unit, and the second temple part includes a second electrical unit. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150040273

Compound microscope

A compound microscope of an optical microscope and a scanning probe microscope includes a stage to support a sample substrate holding a sample, and a cantilever chip having a substrate, a cantilever supported by the substrate, and a probe provided at the free end of the cantilever. The compound microscope further includes a scanner to hold the cantilever chip so that the probe faces the sample substrate and so that the substrate is inclined with respect to the sample substrate and to three-dimensionally scan the cantilever chip with respect to the sample substrate, a displacement sensor to optically detect the displacement of the cantilever, and an illumination light source to apply illumination light for observation by the optical microscope to the sample through the space between the substrate and the sample substrate.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150039245

System and method of non-destructive inspection with a visual scanning guide

Disclosed is an inspection device and method of guiding an inspection probe according to a predetermined inspection plan. The device is couple with a probe which is to be moved according to the inspection plan on the test object, the device including an inspection guide unit having a guide control unit, a position encoding such as a 3-d camera and visual feedback eyewear. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038984

Manipulator system

A manipulator system includes a treatment unit treating a subject, an imaging unit capturing the subject and the treatment unit, a display unit displaying an image captured by the imaging unit, a display unit driving unit supporting and moving the display unit, an operation unit operating the treatment unit, an operation unit driving unit supporting and moving the operation unit, and a control unit controlling the display unit driving unit and the operation unit driving unit to bring a relative positional relationship between the display unit and the operation unit closer to a relative positional relationship between the treatment unit and the imaging unit. This allows intuitive operation of the treatment unit displayed on the display unit even if an observation direction of the subject is switched.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038843

Method of transurethral local anesthesia

A method of transurethral local anesthesia includes: a step i of inserting a flexible ultrasound endoscope having a treatment instrument channel into a urethra or a urinary bladder; a step ii of identifying a region to be anesthetized by ultrasound observation using the ultrasound endoscope; a step iii of leading an injection needle out from the treatment instrument channel and injecting an anesthetic drug into the region to be anesthetized while performing ultrasound observation using the ultrasound endoscope; a step iv of extracting the ultrasound endoscope from the urethra; and a step v of inserting, after the step iv, an endoscope and/or a treatment instrument into the urethra or the urinary bladder and performing transurethral treatment.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038787

Endoscope

An endoscope includes illumination units and an image pickup unit that acquires an object image, in a distal end portion of an insertion portion. Each the illumination unit includes: a light-emitting section including an led, the light-emitting section outputting light from an upper surface; a wiring board including a recess portion with the light-emitting section disposed therein, and a connection electrode connected to a device electrode of the led via a relay electrode and an internal wiring in a first principal surface; a prism disposed above the upper surface of the light-emitting section with a transparent resin layer interposed therebetween, the prism changing a direction of the light outputted by the light-emitting section; and a signal cable connected to the connection electrode.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038786

Scanning endoscope system

A scanning endoscope system includes: a fiber that guides illuminating light emitted from a light source; a first actuator provided on a side of the fiber, the first actuator expanding/contracting according to an applied voltage, thereby swinging the fiber; a second actuator disposed at a position facing the first actuator across the fiber, the second actuator expanding/contracting according to an applied voltage, thereby swinging the fiber; and a drive signal output section that applies a first drive signal that varies with reference to a first voltage that brings the first actuator into a contracted state to the first actuator and applies a second drive signal that varies with reference to a second voltage that brings the second actuator into a contracted state to the second actuator.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150036150

Blade inspection apparatus and blade inspection method

A blade inspection apparatus has a borescope and a pc. The borescope has a distance sensor for detecting an insertion length when an insertion section of the borescope is inserted through a hole provided in a casing in which a rotor of an engine is housed, an acceleration sensor for detecting an attitude of the insertion section, and distance sensors for detecting two distances from the insertion section to two stator vanes on a stator. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150036130

Fixture for endoscopic inspection

A fixture 4 for endoscopic inspection is provided with insertion direction regulating portions for regulating an access direction of an insertion portion of an endoscope fixed to an access port for an endoscope of an engine and connecting an external access port disposed on an exterior cover of the engine to an internal access port disposed on an exterior shroud of the engine and an installation direction regulating portion for uniquely regulating an installation direction so that the insertion direction regulating portions match the access direction at a time of attachment to the external access port.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150036127

Blade inspection apparatus

A blade inspection apparatus inspects a plurality of blades periodically disposed on a periphery of a rotating shaft of a rotor of an engine and rotated on the rotating shaft. The blade inspection apparatus has a borescope having an insertion portion in which an observation optical system is provided, fixtures attached to one of a plurality of external access ports provided on the engine and fixing the borescope, and dedicated for each of the external access ports, and an identification information output portion for outputting identification information for identifying the external access port to which the fixtures are attached.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150035969

Blade inspection apparatus and blade inspection method

A blade inspection apparatus has a borescope and a pc. The borescope has a distance sensor for detecting an insertion length when an insertion section of the borescope is inserted through a hole provided in a casing in which a rotor of an engine is housed, an acceleration sensor for detecting an attitude of the insertion section, and distance sensors for detecting two distances from the insertion section to two stator vanes on a stator. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150035968

Blade inspection system

Regarding a blade inspection system, each of endo scope guide devices for a borescope has an insertion portion guide tube for guiding an insertion portion and a first fixing portion which is provided on the insertion portion guide tube and fixes the insertion portion guide tube in a corresponding external access port. When the insertion portion is attached into the insertion portion guide tube, lengths of extending portions of the endoscope guide devices are different between the plurality of endoscope guide devices extending from the corresponding external access port so that a position for observing a predetermined portion of a blade by an observation optical system of the insertion portion comes to a position determined in advance for each of the corresponding external access ports.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150035960

Imaging module

An imaging module includes: an imaging unit including a light receiving unit having a plurality of pixels arranged in a specified shape including a lattice shape and configured to receive light and to perform photoelectric conversion on the received light, the imaging unit being configured to capture an image of a subject and to output the image as a light quantity signal; a signal processing unit configured to perform signal processing on the light quantity signal; and a flexible substrate which includes a bendable insulating film and on which the imaging unit and the signal processing unit are mounted. The flexible substrate is bent to arrange the signal processing unit and the flexible substrate in a space extending from an outer edge of an incident surface of the imaging unit in a direction perpendicular to the incident surface while maintaining a shape of the outer edge.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150034810

Super-resolution microscope and modulation optical element

A super-resolution microscope includes a modulation optical element (10) that is disposed in an illumination optical system along a light path traveled by first illumination light and second illumination light and spatially modulates the second illumination light. In the modulation optical element (10), a plurality of optical substrates exhibiting anisotropy in a refractive index distribution are joined in a coplanar manner, and at least two of the optical substrates have a different refractive index with respect to a polarization direction of the second illumination light.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150032119

Endoscopic device

. . An endoscopic device includes a longitudinal member, a pair of jaws installed at a distal end of the longitudinal member and configured to be freely opened and closed, a first grasping member supported by a first jaw of the pair of jaws, a second grasping member supported by a second jaw of the pair of jaws, the second body having a wire shape, flexibility, and being curved in a loop shape, a long operating transmission member having a distal end portion connected to the pair of jaws and installed to advance and retreat along a longitudinal axis of the longitudinal member, and an open-close operating portion installed at a proximal end portion of the operating transmission member and configured to be manipulated to open and close the pair of jaws.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150032010

Optical measurement device

An optical measurement device includes: a measurement light source unit that emits measurement light; measurement probe including an illumination fiber configured to radiate the measurement light to a living tissue, and a light-receiving fiber configured to receive return light of the measurement light reflected and/or scattered from the living tissue; a detection unit that detects the return light; an illumination control unit that causes the measurement light source unit to execute alternately emission and stoppage of the measurement light during the measurement and to emit the measurement light such that the emission time is longer than the stoppage time; and a computation unit that removes, from an intensity of return light of the measurement light detected by the detection unit, a detected intensity of return light of the observation light radiated by an endoscope and reflected from the living tissue.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150031954

Capsule endoscope apparatus and receiving apparatus

A capsule endoscope apparatus that is configured to be introduced into a subject to acquire information on an inside of the subject and to wirelessly communicate with a receiving apparatus provided outside the capsule endoscope apparatus. The capsule endoscope apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to capture images of the subject and generate image data of the inside of the subject; a transmission unit configured to transmit a wireless signal including the image data, outside the capsule endoscope apparatus; a receiving unit configured to receive a control signal for instructing an operation of the capsule endoscope apparatus, the control signal having been transmitted from the receiving apparatus; and a capsule controller configured to activate the receiving unit in synchronization with a transmission timing when the transmission unit transmits the wireless signal.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150031949

Joining structure, joining method, and method of manufacturing resin member for joining structure

A joining structure includes a first member having a cylindrical hollow portion, and a second member that is cylindrical in shape, has an outer circumferential diameter equal to or larger than a diameter of the hollow portion, and is to be pressed into the hollow portion. A concave portion, which is cut out inward from an outer circumference of the first member, is formed on part of a portion of the first member into which the second member is pressed.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150031947

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an insertion portion; an objective optical system; a treatment instrument raising base; and a restricting portion that restricts an angle at which the treatment instrument protrudes outside the insertion portion, wherein a straight line connecting the treatment instrument raising base and the objective optical system is substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the insertion portion, and the restricting portion is located on a line segment connecting the treatment instrument raising base and the objective optical system when the objective optical system is viewed from right in front, the restricting portion includes a restricting surface, and when the treatment instrument raising base is maximally inclined, an angle of a central axis of the treatment instrument with respect to the longitudinal axis which the insertion portion is inserted is equal to or smaller than an angle of the restricting surface with respect to the longitudinal axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150031302

Wireless communication terminal with an rfid module, wireless communication system, wireless communication method, and a device storing a program

A wireless communication terminal includes: a wireless communication module, a power supply unit configured to perform electric power supply to the wireless communication module, a power supply control unit configured to perform power supply control of the power supply unit, a control unit configured to set parameters of a layer higher than a data link layer to parameters of the wireless communication module, an rfid module configured to store wireless communication setting information and data presence/absence information and wirelessly transmit the wireless communication setting information, and a data update unit configured to update the data presence/absence information stored in the rfid module.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150030254

Image processing device, information storage device, and image processing method

An image processing device includes an image sequence acquisition section that acquires an image sequence that includes a plurality of images, and a processing section that performs an image summarization process that deletes some of the plurality of images included in the image sequence acquired by the image sequence acquisition section to acquire a summary image sequence, the processing section selecting a reference image and a determination target image from the plurality of images, and determining whether or not the determination target image can be deleted based on the results of a process that utilizes deformation information about the reference image and the determination target image, and a process that utilizes a structural element that corresponds to an attention area.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150029821

Ultrasonic observation apparatus, operation method of the same, and computer readable recording medium

An ultrasonic observation apparatus includes: a first conversion unit that converts an ultrasonic signal as a time domain signal reflected from a specimen into a frequency domain signal; a regression analysis unit that calculates a regression expression for the frequency domain signal; an attenuation correction coefficient calculation unit that calculates an attenuation correction coefficient which is obtained by dividing a difference between first-order coefficients in the regression expressions at two points having different reception depths by a difference between the reception depths at the two points; an attenuation correction processing unit that performs attenuation correction processing on the frequency domain signal based on the attenuation correction coefficient; a second conversion unit that converts the frequency domain signal after the attenuation correction processing, into a second time domain signal; and an image data generation unit that generates ultrasonic image data based on the second time domain signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150029387

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging optical system having a variable power lens and a focus lens; an imaging element that generates image data via the imaging optical system; a movable frame that holds the focus lens and is movable along an optical axis of the imaging optical system; a first driving unit that causes the movable frame to move toward an in-focus position along the optical axis direction; a focus sensitivity determination unit that, based on a zoom position of the variable power lens, determines whether a focus sensitivity indicating a ratio of a change amount of the in-focus position to a movement amount of the focus lens is equal to or smaller than a specified value; and a driving controller that drives the first driving unit to move the movable frame to the in-focus position if the focus sensitivity is larger than the specified value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150029376

Solid-state image pickup apparatus

A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes: two-dimensionally arrayed unit pixels, each including a pd performing optical-electrical conversion of an incident light; an fd and an output terminal provided for each of pixel groups, each including one or more pixels, the terminal being capable of outputting a noise signal and a signal-noise sum signal separately; first lines to which the terminals are connected in common and which are capable of holding voltages based on signals outputted from the terminals; second lines provided in parallel with the first lines and capable of holding a voltage; inter-transfer-line capacitive elements connecting the second lines and the first lines; a reset switch resetting each of the second lines to a reset voltage; a readout switch provided for each of the second lines; and a third line to which the second lines are connected in parallel via the readout switches, respectively.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150029375

Solid-state image pickup apparatus

A solid-state image pickup apparatus including: two-dimensionally arrayed unit pixels, each including a pd performing optical-electrical conversion of an incident light; an fd and two output terminals provided for each of pixel groups, each including one or more unit pixels, the two output terminals being capable of outputting a noise signal and a signal-noise sum signal separately; first and second transfer lines to which the output terminals are connected in common and which are capable of holding noise signal voltage and signal-noise sum signal voltage, respectively; first switches arranged between the output terminals and the first transfer lines; second switches arranged between the output terminals and the second transfer lines; third and fourth switches provided for the transfer lines, respectively; and third and fourth transfer lines to which the transfer lines are connected in parallel via third and fourth switches, respectively.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150029356

Imaging device, imaging method and non-transitory storage medium in which imaging program is stored

An imaging device includes an imaging section, a main subject detecting section, a main subject color determining section, a background color setting section, an exposure control section, and a photography control section. The imaging section images a subject. ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150029056

Wireless communication device, wireless communication system, and computer readable storage device

A wireless communication device includes: a directional antenna configured to wirelessly receive data from the wireless communication device which is a connection partner; a processing unit configured to perform a first detection process of controlling a directivity direction of the directional antenna and detecting a first direction which is a direction of a radio wave generation source other than the wireless communication device and a second detection process of controlling the directivity direction of the directional antenna and detecting a second direction which is a direction of the wireless communication device; and a control unit configured to set a directivity angle of the directional antenna to a narrower angle when the second detection process is performed by setting the directivity direction of the directional antenna in a vicinity of the first direction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150028193

Laser scanning type observation apparatus

A laser scanning type observation apparatus includes a pulsed-laser oscillation means irradiating pulsed laser to an object, a detector receiving light from the object to output a detection signal, a means detecting pulsed-laser oscillation to output a synchronous signal, a circuit delaying the synchronous signal for an optional amount of time to output a trigger signal, a means sampling the detection signal in synchronization with the trigger signal, a memory storing the sampled detection signal, a setting unit capable of setting delay time for delaying the synchronous signal in two or more stages within one period of the synchronous signal, and a decision unit determining an optimum delay stage for image formation using data on intensities of the detection signal at the respective delay stages, wherein the setting means fixes delay time for delaying the synchronous signal at delay time corresponding to the delay stage determined by the decision unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150026939

Manufacturing method of ultrasonic generating device and assemblying system of ultrasonic generating device

A manufacturing method of an ultrasonic generating device includes applying a compressive force to an attachment unit toward a first axial direction while a first end of a bolt-shaped member is a free end and the second end thereof is fixed, and thereby generating a first elastic force in the attachment unit. The manufacturing method includes attaching a fastening member to a bar portion of the bolt-shaped member in a balanced condition in which a second elastic force of the bolt-shaped member and the first elastic force are in balance, and thereby maintaining the balanced condition.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150025517

Probe and treatment instrument including probe

A probe treating a living tissue in cooperation with a jaw pivoting on a supporting point includes a treatment portion including a proximal end to which ultrasonic vibration generated from an ultrasonic transducer unit is transmitted; a distal end to which the ultrasonic vibration is transmitted from the proximal end; a holding surface holding the living tissue between the holding surface and the jaw; a back surface serving as a rear surface of the holding surface; a side surface extending from the proximal end to the distal end and being different from the holding surface; and a stress release portion provided between the distal end and the proximal end and on the side surface and releasing stress to stop development of a crack when the crack is produced in the holding surface or the back surface by external forces applied during the treatment of the living tissue.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150025357

Double line imaging device

An imaging device, including a first longitudinal body which is configured to be inserted into a cavity, and a first linear imaging element having a first linear proximal end and a first linear distal end, which is rotatably connected at the first linear proximal end to the first longitudinal body. The imaging device further includes a second linear imaging element having a second linear proximal end and a second linear distal end, which is rotatably connected at the second linear proximal end to the first linear distal end. ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150025319

Bending angle adjustment mechanism for endoscope and endoscope having the bending angle adjustment mechanism

A bending angle adjustment mechanism for an endoscope includes a rod member that is disposed along a traveling path of a long member that is connected to a bending portion that is bendable and is pulled, a support member made of metal that is integrally provided to support both ends of the rod member, an adjustment piece that is engaged with the rod member, is movable along the rod member, and restricts movement of the long member, a guide member made of resin having a guide surface for guiding movement of the adjustment piece, wherein the guide member is fixed in a state in which the guide member is sandwiched between the adjustment piece and the support member so that the guide surface is disposed in a position capable of guiding the adjustment piece.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150025316

Endoscope system and method for operating endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an insertion portion, an objective optical window, an image pickup device, a position/direction detection section that acquires position information of the objective optical window, and a memory that records the subject internal image acquired by the image pickup device in association with the position information of the objective optical window. The endoscope system aligns the position information of the objective optical window with a reference position of a predetermined organ in the subject in a coordinate system of a three-dimensional model image based on an amount of change or the like of the subject internal image information in the subject and generates an image with the subject internal image pasted onto the two-dimensional model image of the predetermined organ which is the three-dimensional model image two-dimensionally developed in which the position of the objective optical window is associated with the position in the coordinate system.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150025315

Treatment instrument insertion auxiliary and treatment instrument insertion method

A treatment instrument insertion auxiliary is used to subserve passage of an elongated treatment instrument into a treatment instrument channel by being connected to an endoscope provided with a rigid insertion portion which includes the treatment instrument channel adapted to allow passage of the treatment instrument and a treatment instrument channel opening portion formed at a proximal end of the treatment instrument channel and used to insert the treatment instrument, where the treatment instrument insertion auxiliary includes a receiving portion adapted to suppress vibration of a distal end side of the treatment instrument by being placed in contact with the distal end side of the treatment instrument; and a first guide unit adapted to guide a distal end of the treatment instrument placed in contact with the receiving portion in a central axis direction of the treatment instrument channel opening portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150023201

Wireless communication device, wireless communication system, wireless communication method, and program

Among a plurality of communication formats to be used to transmit data with a predetermined period, a communication format that requires equal to or greater than half the period to transmit data is defined as a normal format, and a communication format that requires smaller than the half the period to transmit data is defined as a time division format. An antenna wirelessly receives data from the target device. ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150022882

Microscope system, objective lens unit, and microscope main body

A microscope system includes: a main body portion having an optical system for forming an image from at least observation light from a specimen; an objective lens unit having an objective lens for taking in the observation light and having a base portion with an approximately belt shape for holding the objective lens on one end; and a unit attachment portion that is held by the main body portion and is configured to detachably attach the base portion at a position where at least an optical axis of the objective lens coincides with an optical path of the observation light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150022712

Imaging device and computer program product saving program

An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured to generate a moving-image signal by capturing an image of a subject formed by an imaging optical system, a focus adjustment information acquisition unit configured to acquire focus adjustment information related to human subjective focus adjustment, and a focus adjustment determination unit configured to determine behavior of the focus adjustment of the imaging unit using the focus adjustment information obtained by the focus adjustment information acquisition unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150022699

Image pickup device and focus detection apparatus

An image pickup device includes pixels arranged in a matrix shape, vertical signal lines to which the pixels are respectively connected via normal connection lines for each column, focus detection pixels discretely arranged among the pixels, focus connection lines that set, in a range in which a total number of the focus detection pixels included in a row group including a plurality of rows is not more than a number of the vertical signal lines, the row group and respectively connect all the focus detection pixels included in the row group to the different vertical signal lines, focus readout switches respectively provided on the focus connection lines, and a vertical scanning circuit that causes the focus readout switches to simultaneously operate by a unit of the row group.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150022691

Image capturing apparatus and image processing method

An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit and an image processing unit. The image capturing unit captures a subject by an image sensor including focus detection pixels. ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150022653

Image acquisition device

A image acquisition device including a connection section having an opening; an optical-path switching unit that changes an optical path of light entering from the opening; and two image acquisition elements. The optical-path switching unit includes two parallel reflective surfaces disposed with a distance therebetween and is swivelable about a swivel axis such that the reflective surface is insertable into and withdrawable from an incident optical axis. ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150022647

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes an illuminating section capable of irradiating a subject with a light in a first wavelength band and light in a second wavelength band, an image processing section including a color filter configured by a plurality of filters, the image processing section generating, from two image pickup signals respectively generated in a first pixel and a second pixel that respectively receive light in a predetermined wavelength band and light in a wavelength band different from the predetermined wavelength band among return lights from the subject, first and second image signals, a control section that determines whether the two image pickup signals can be separated into the first and second image signals, and an illumination control section that performs irradiation in a time division manner or simultaneous irradiation according to a determination result whether the separation is possible or not.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150022627

Photographing apparatus, photographing method and computer-readable storage medium storing photographing program of photographing apparatus

A photographing apparatus includes a photographing module, an image processor, a line-of-sight direction determination module, a main subject determination module, and an emphasis processor. The line-of-sight direction determination module determines a line-of-sight direction of the photographer by comparing with the reference line-of-sight direction of the photographer in the image data acquired by the image processor. ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150020243

Scanning mechanism and scanning probe microscope

A scanning mechanism includes a cantilever, an xy movable portion movable in x and y directions parallel to an x-y plane, an xy actuator to scan the xy movable portion in the x and y directions, a z actuator to scan the cantilever in a z direction perpendicular to the x-y plane, and a light condensing portion to cause light for detecting a displacement of the cantilever to enter the cantilever. The z actuator and the light condensing portion are held by the xy movable portion and arranged side by side in projection to the x-y plane.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150018825

Medical treatment instrument

Provided is a medical treatment instrument including: a pair of openable/closable pinching portions that pinch a body tissue via a pair of pinching surfaces facing each other; an energy output section provided in at least one of the pair of pinching portions, the energy output section including an energy application surface as at least one of the pair of pinching surfaces; a cutting member capable of advancing/retracting inside the pinching portion; a guiding groove including a recess portion in the energy application surface, the guiding groove guiding the cutting member; and a plurality of gap maintaining portions provided at a fixed interval along an axial direction at an end face of the guiding groove in such a manner that the end face on the guiding groove side and an inner face on the energy output section side are flush with each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150018726

Ultrasonic transmitting unit and manufacturing method of ultrasonic transmitting unit

A distal side transmitting member of an ultrasonic transmitting unit includes a projecting portion protruding from a distal side abutment portion toward a proximal direction, and a proximal side transmitting member includes a depressed portion depressed from a proximal side abutment portion toward the proximal direction. A cavity portion having a space is formed between a protruding end of the projecting portion and a bottom portion of the depressed portion inside the proximal side transmitting member when the depressed portion is engaged with the projecting portion, and one of antinode positions of an ultrasonic vibration is located within a range from the protruding end to the bottom portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150018680

Ultrasound observation system

An ultrasound observation system includes an ultrasound transducer that generates an ultrasound signal by transmitting and receiving ultrasound to and from a subject, an automatic pressurizing mechanism that applies a pressing force to the subject to cause pressurizing displacement, an elastic-image-generation displacement measuring circuit that measures an imaging displacement amount of the subject based on the ultrasound signal, an elastic modulus calculation circuit that calculates an elastic modulus of the subject based on the imaging displacement amount, a pressurizing-mechanism-control displacement measuring circuit that measures a controlling displacement amount in accordance with spontaneous displacement of the subject based on the ultrasound signal, and a pressurizing mechanism control circuit that controls the automatic pressurizing mechanism based on the controlling displacement amount.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150018678

Bias voltage generating apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic system

A bias voltage generating apparatus is placed outside an ultrasound observation apparatus and used together with the ultrasound observation apparatus, the ultrasound observation apparatus incorporating a transmission circuit generating a transmission signal and a reception circuit performing processing on a received signal, for transmitting/receiving ultrasound to/from a subject using a capacitive transducer. The bias voltage generating apparatus includes a power supply circuit for bias voltage which includes a chargeable secondary battery for producing a bias voltage to be applied to the capacitive transducer and produces the bias voltage, a bias voltage superimposing portion which superimposes the bias voltage on the transmission signal outputted to outside the ultrasound observation apparatus, a charging level detecting portion which detects a charging level of the secondary battery, and a variable gain amplifier which increases a gain for the received signal based on the detected charging level.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150018619

Space-saving flat interconnection

Apparatus, consisting of an integrated circuit (ic) die, and a circuit. The ic die includes a semiconductor substrate having a substrate plane face and a substrate edge, an imaging array formed on the substrate plane face, and a plurality of array pads mounted on the substrate plane face and connected to the imaging array. ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150018618

Stereoscopic endscope system

To simultaneously observe not only a principal part but also a surrounding wide range, the present invention provides a stereoscopic endoscope system including an endoscope including a plurality of image capturing units which photograph a subject to acquire images at a leading edge of a long narrow insertion unit insertable into the subject, an image processing apparatus that processes the images obtained by the image capturing units in the endoscope 2 to generate a display image, and an image display apparatus that displays the display image generated by the image processing in the image processing apparatus, in which the image processing apparatus generates the display image having a three-dimensional image generated from the plurality of images acquired by the plurality of image capturing units arranged in a central part of the display image and having a two-dimensional image arranged around the outer periphery of the three-dimensional image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150018617

Stereoscopic endoscope

A stereoscopic endoscope includes an insertion portion, an objective optical system provided at a distal end portion of the insertion portion, an objective optical system provided at the distal end portion, a first opening portion provided a predetermined distance apart from an optical axis center of the objective optical system and configured to deliver fluid to the objective optical system, and a second opening portion provided a distance equivalent to the predetermined distance apart from an optical axis center of the objective optical system and configured to deliver the fluid in a supply direction same as a supply direction of the first opening portion to the objective optical system.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016705

Fluoroscopy apparatus and fluoroscopy apparatus operating method

The invention provides a fluoroscopy apparatus including an image-capturing device that acquires a fluorescence image of a subject; a sensitivity adjusting portion that sets a sensitivity of the image-capturing device to fluorescence on the basis of a gradation value of the fluorescence image; a notifying portion that extracts a lesion part from the fluorescence image acquired by the image-capturing device with the sensitivity set by the sensitivity adjusting portion and presents it to an operator; and a display switching portion that displays the fluorescence image on a display unit when the sensitivity in the image-capturing device is equal to or less than a predetermined threshold and that presents information showing the existence of the lesion part on the notifying portion when the sensitivity is greater than the predetermined threshold.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015871

Microscope system and method for measuring refractive index of sample

A microscope system includes: a wavefront modulator that modulates a wavefront of light from a light source; an objective that irradiates a sample with light whose wavefront has been modulated by the wavefront modulator; a spherical aberration corrector that corrects spherical aberration caused by a difference between a refractive index of a medium between the objective and the sample and a refractive index of the sample; a refractive index calculator that calculates, for each wavelength of the light from the light source, an average refractive index of a medium between the objective and a condensing position of light emitted from the objective on the basis of an amount of the corrected spherical aberration; and a controller that controls the wavefront modulator to correct chromatic aberration calculated on the basis of the calculated average refractive index for each wavelength.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015745

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same

There is provided a zoom lens in which the load on the driving system for wobbling operation can easily made low and an image pickup apparatus equipped with the same. A zoom lens in which each of distances between a plurality of lens units changes during zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, includes a focus lens unit that shifts along an optical axis to effect focusing from infinity to a close distance and a plurality of wobbling lens units that wobble after a shift of the focus lens unit at an amplitude smaller than the shift of the focus lens unit in focusing operation, wherein a combination of the wobbling lens units caused to operate changes in the middle of the zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015742

Imaging method and imaging apparatus

An imaging method includes photographing a subject to acquire image data, determining a pointing motion performed by a photographer included in the subject based on the image data, and outputting an instruction signal corresponding to the motion. The method further includes performing the photographing more than once to acquire image data based on the instruction signal, and creating a composite image based on the image data obtained by the performing the photographing more than once and the instruction signal.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015728

Focus adjusting apparatus

A focus adjusting process and apparatus are described which can optimize a balance between af performance and appearance of moving image, regardless of a position or size of an enlarged area to be recorded in a moving image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150014805

Image pickup module

An image pickup module includes: an image pickup chip including a main surface on which a light-receiving portion of an image pickup device and a plurality of electrodes connected to the light-receiving portion are formed; and a wiring board including flying leads bonded to the respective plurality of electrodes.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150011993

Electrosurgical probe and electrosurgery device

. . The invention relates to an electrosurgical probe, including a rod-shaped probe body, at least two electrodes, and a fluid outlet, wherein a separating element is provided between the electrodes.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150011933

Insertion portion rigidity changeable catheter with balloon

An insertion portion rigidity changeable catheter with a balloon has an insertion portion including a coil-shaped member which is extensible and contractible, with a compression length set to be a predetermined length, and a sheath which is a tube body with flexibility having a fluid conduit, includes a sheath main body surrounded by the coil-shaped member, and a sheath end portion provided at one end side of the sheath main body, and having a contact surface which one end surface of the coil-shaped member contacts, has one opening of the fluid conduit in the sheath end portion and has another opening of the fluid conduit at another end side of the sheath main body, an inflatable/deflatable balloon which is inflated by being supplied with a fluid via the one opening of the fluid conduit to expand to a diameter larger than an outside diameter of the sheath end portion, and is deflated by the fluid being discharged via the one opening to be brought into close contact with an outer circumferential face of the sheath end portion, and an operation section which is fixedly provided at another end side of the sheath, and includes an operation section main body including a fluid supply and discharge apparatus connection portion which is directly or indirectly connected to a fluid supply and discharge apparatus which performs supply of the fluid into the balloon via the fluid conduit, or discharge, and a slide member which is slidably disposed in an inner surface side of the operation section main body, and is disposed at another end side of the operation section main body by an elastic force of the coil-shaped member, wherein the fluid supply and discharge apparatus connection portion is fixed to the operation section main body, and the slide member is provided to freely advance and retract with respect to the fluid supply and discharge apparatus connection portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150011891

Cable connection structure, ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic endoscope system

A cable connection structure for connecting a plurality of cables to an electrode provided on a substrate includes an extended portion that is provided integrally with the plurality of cables, extends from the plurality of cables, and covers at least a connection part between the plurality of cables and the electrode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150011888

Ultrasonic probe

A groove portion depressed from an unit outer surface toward a first perpendicular direction extends over an entire length of a transmission unit in axially parallel directions, and in the transmission unit, a sectional of a first unit component perpendicular to a longitudinal axis is a first sectional shape and a sectional shape of a second unit component perpendicular to the longitudinal axis is a second sectional shape smaller in sectional area than the first sectional shape. The sectional area changing portion changes from the first sectional shape to the second sectional shape so that a gravity center position in a case where the longitudinal axis is a reference position is consistent over the entire length of the transmission unit in the axially parallel directions.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150011832

Hybrid interconnect

A connector for connection to terminals of an integrated circuit. The connector consists of a dielectric substrate having a first side and a second side. ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150011831

Endoscopic fluid passage changeover valve unit and endoscope

In an endoscopic fluid passage changeover valve unit, a communication passage is formed in a shaft, the communication passage being opened to a hollow portion of a cylinder portion in an inside opening located on an outer peripheral surface of the shaft, and a seal member is provided at an angular position apart from the inside opening in circumferential directions of the cylinder portion. The shaft and the seal member are rotatable relative to the cylinder portion around a movement axis toward a position where a first upstream-side fluid passage is blocked by the seal member and toward a position where the inside opening of the communication passage faces the first upstream-side fluid passage.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150009360

Image processing device, imaging device and image processing method

An image processing device of the present invention comprises a designation section for designating an adjustment amount using a first adjustment axis for carrying out first adjustment to adjust so as to displace white balance of image data in a hue direction that has been designated by the user, and a second adjustment axis for carrying out second adjustment to adjust saturation of the image data that has had white balance adjusted by the first adjustment axis, an image processing section for applying first image processing corresponding to the first adjustment to the image data, and applying second image processing corresponding to the second adjustment to the image data that has been subjected to the first image processing, wherein the image processing section changes the second image processing depending on the first image processing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150009351

Image acquisition apparatus

A stable combined image is generated from a plurality of image signals having parallax and obtained at different focal positions. An image acquisition apparatus includes an image-acquisition optical system that collects light from a subject; an image acquisition element that acquires an image of the light collected by the image-acquisition optical system; a micro-lens array having an array of multiple micro-lenses arranged such that each micro-lens covers multiple pixels of the image acquisition element; and a focal-length changing section that is disposed at a pupil position of the image-acquisition optical system and that spatially changes a focal length so as to focus light passing therethrough at a plurality of different focal positions.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150008593

Stacked semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same

A stacked semiconductor device includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first electrode is connected to the second electrode so that the first surface faces the second surface. ... Olympus Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150008340

Fluorescence observation method and fluorescence observation apparatus

A fluorescence observation method of the present invention for detecting plural types of fluorescence emitted from two or more kinds of fluorescent molecules includes: subjecting each of the two or more kinds of fluorescent molecules to multi-photon excitation by exciting light having an exciting wavelength equal to or shorter than 700 nm in a visible region, to generate fluorescence upon making use of an absorption wavelength band in a deep ultraviolet region of each of the two or more kinds of fluorescent molecules; and simultaneously detecting plural types of fluorescence generated on a shorter-wavelength side or on both of the shorter-wavelength side and a longer-wavelength side of the exciting wavelength of the exciting light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006183

Electronic device, control method by electronic device, and computer readable recording medium

An electronic device includes an operation input unit that receives a user operation, a voice data generation unit that generates voice data based on an input voice, an operation controller that operates the voice data generation unit while the user operation is continued, a related information recording unit that records related information in which a specific voice and a specific function are associated with each other, a voice determination unit that analyzes the voice data generated by the voice data generation unit and determines whether the specific voice contained in the related information has been input, and a function execution unit that, when the voice determination unit determines that the specific voice has been input, executes the function associated with the input specific voice based on the related information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150005894

Stent for medical use

A stent for medical use includes: a main body which includes a first rigid portion formed in a tubular shape along a longitudinal axis and having a predetermined rigidity with respect to a compression force exerted in a radial direction and a second rigid portion having a rigidity less than that of the first rigid portion, the second rigid portion which is substantially coaxial with and continues to a proximal end of the first rigid portion, and the second rigid portion which formed in a tubular shape along the longitudinal axis; and a gripping target region which is provided on an outer circumferential surface of the second rigid portion and is gripped by a gripping tool when the main body is led into a channel of an endoscope.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150005769

Electrosurgical instrument and method

The invention relates to an electrosurgical instrument and a method for puncturing a wall of a body lumen. The electrosurgical instrument includes an elongate applicator shank which is guided, in a mobile manner, in a guide catheter, a distal applicator electrode and a catheter electrode, arranged on the guide catheter and electrically insulated with respect to the applicator electrode. ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150005763

Guide catheter with an anchoring mechanism and method for introducing guide catheter

The invention relates to a guide catheter for inserting an applicator into body lumen along an insertion direction, including a guide sleeve, which encloses a lumen, furthermore including an anchoring mechanism, which is arranged and embodied to fasten the distal end of the guide sleeve on a wall delimiting the body lumen. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for inserting a guide catheter into a body lumen along an insertion direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150005575

Endoscope apparatus, method for operating endoscope apparatus, and information storage device

An endoscope apparatus includes an endoscope that includes an imaging section that captures an object, and an illumination section that includes an irradiation port that illuminates the object, the imaging section and the illumination section being provided in an end section of the endoscope, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information about a distance from the end section of the endoscope to the object, a light distribution pattern determination section that determines a light distribution pattern of illumination light applied from the illumination section based on the acquired distance information, and a gradation correction section that performs a gradation correction process on a captured image acquired by the imaging section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150004607

Method for detecting a target nucleic acid molecule

A method for detecting a target nucleic acid comprising: forming a three-component association product by allowing the association of at least a nucleic acid molecule, a first nucleic acid probe having a first marker bound thereto, and a second nucleic acid probe having a second marker bound thereto; forming at least one covalent bond between the target nucleic acid molecule and the first nucleic acid probe and between the target nucleic acid molecule and the second nucleic acid probe; and binding the three-component association product to a solid phase carrier through the second marker; recovering the three-component association product bound to the solid phase carrier; releasing the first marker from the recovered three-component association product; and detecting the target nucleic acid molecule by detecting the free first marker.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003742

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, and image processing method

An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image, the captured image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the captured image, a known characteristic information selection section that selects known characteristic information corresponding to a motion amount, and outputs the selected known characteristic information, the known characteristic information being information that indicates known characteristics relating to the structure of the object, and a concavity-convexity information extraction section that extracts information that indicates a concavity-convexity part of the object that meets the characteristics specified by the selected known characteristic information from the distance information as extracted concavity-convexity information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003715

Image processing apparatus and method of operation of image procesisng appartus

An image processing apparatus includes a feature value calculating section that calculates a feature value from an image picked up of a living mucous membrane, an extraction section that extracts a structure corresponding to the feature value, and a region division section that divides the structure into partial regions according to a predetermined condition.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003700

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, and image processing method

An image processing device includes: an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image, the captured image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an image of an object; a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on a distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the captured image; a motion amount acquisition section that acquires a motion amount of the object; a known characteristic information selection section that selects known characteristic information corresponding to the motion amount, and outputs the selected known characteristic information, the known characteristic information being information that indicates known characteristics relating to a structure of the object; and a concavity-convexity information extraction section that extracts information that indicates a concavity-convexity part of the object that meets the characteristics specified by the selected known characteristic information from the distance information as extracted concavity-convexity information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003580

Assembly of xrd/xrf sample cells

Sample cell assemblies containing and holding powdered, granular, paste, or liquid samples are assembled and manufactured in a way that allows them to be inexpensive enough to be disposable and configured to be attached to a fork member for providing shaking or vibrating movement to the samples for x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence testing. The sample cell assemblies include the usage of double-sided adhesive films and spacer for sealing the component of the sample cell assemblies, and latches as locking means for locking and unlocking the cell assemblies.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002951

Optical element

An optical element includes a waveguide and a deflector. The waveguide propagates light incident at a predetermined angle while reflecting the light between the first plane and the second plane. ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002841

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an endoscope having an insertion portion provided with an observation optical system that inspects a plurality of blades that are periodically disposed at a periphery of a rotary shaft of a rotor of an engine, and rotate around the rotary shaft, a guide tube that is introduced into a compressor section, and guides the insertion portion, a first fixing portion that is provided at the guide tube and fixes the guide tube in an inside of the engine, and a second fixing portion that is provided in a position separated by having a predetermined distance from the first fixing portion in the guide tube, and fixes the guide tube with an outer jacketing cover of the engine.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002701

Shooting apparatus and shooting method

A shooting apparatus includes an image pickup unit, a frame setting unit that sets frames for arranging a plurality of still images obtained from the picked-up image as a combination photograph before the still images are shot, an object determination unit that determines an object from the picked-up image before the still images are shot, a still image acquisition unit that acquires the still images including the object determined by the object determination unit while the image pickup unit is shooting a moving image, an arrangement unit that arranges the still images acquired by the still image acquisition unit in the frames set by the frame setting unit, and a combining unit that combines the still images acquired by the still image acquisition unit according to the arrangement by the arrangement unit to generate the combination photograph.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002646

Image pickup apparatus and image pickup apparatus system

An image pickup apparatus includes: an objective optical system for focusing a bundle of light rays from an object into an image; an image sensor placed in the vicinity of the image-forming position of the objective optical system; a dividing element placed between the objective optical system and the image sensor and used for dividing a bundle of light rays from the objective optical system into reflected and transmitted bundles of light rays; a first reflection member for reflecting back the bundle of light rays reflected by the dividing element; and a second reflection member for reflecting the bundle of light rays transmitted by the dividing element, wherein the bundle of light rays reflected by the first reflection member via the dividing element is focused to form an image on a first area of the image sensor, and the bundle of light rays reflected by the second reflection member is focused to form an image on a second area of the image sensor, the second area of the image sensor being different from the first area of the image sensor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002623

Image capturing apparatus

An image capturing apparatus includes a main body and a rotatable image capturing unit. The main body includes a spherical portion having at least three support points. ... Olympus Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002544

Information presentation system and method for controlling information presentation system

An information presentation system includes: a display that displays an image as a virtual image so that the image can be observed by the user, and a display control section that causes the display to display information based on a captured image acquired from an imaging section, the imaging section being equipped to the head of the user and capturing a range in the direction of the field of view of the user, when an object recognition range is set to part of an imaging range of the imaging section, the display displaying the virtual image in a virtual image display range, the virtual image display range having such a positional relationship with the object recognition range that at least part of the virtual image display range in which the virtual image is displayed overlaps part of the object recognition range.. . ... Olympus Corporation








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