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Imaging device

An imaging device includes: an imaging section in which a plurality of pixels each having a photoelectric conversion element are arranged in a matrix shape; a clock generator that generates a plurality of phase signals having different phases; a reference signal generator that generates a reference signal which increases or decreases with a lapse of time; a comparator that is disposed to correspond to each column of an array of the plurality of pixels, performs a comparing process of comparing a pixel signal output from each pixel with the reference signal, and outputs a first comparison result signal and a second comparison result signal indicating a result of the comparing process; a latch section that is disposed to correspond to the comparator and latches logic states of the plurality of phase signals; and a latch controller.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging apparatus, comprising a focus detection section that detects an out of focus amount and an out of focus direction by carrying out a focus detection operation using phase difference detection based on a pixel signal of focus detection pixels that has been thinned and read out, a swirl error determination section that determines swirl error arising in accordance with inclination of an optical image with respect to a direction that is orthogonal to a phase difference detection direction, based on the pixel signal of the focus detection pixels that has been thinned and read out, and an af control section that determines whether or not to carry out af operation adopting output of the focus detection section, based on output of the swirl error determination section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Endoscope system and method for operating endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an image configuring portion configured to configure a first image and a second image based on image pickup signals corresponding to different areas in a same subject; a luminance detecting portion configured to detect luminances of the first and second images; and a luminance control portion adjusting, for areas obtained by dividing each of the first and second images as units, the luminance of at least one of the images so that a luminance difference between two areas where the first image and the second image adjoin each other becomes equal to or smaller than a threshold.. . ... Olympus Corporation

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

An image processing apparatus includes: a detection unit configured to detect images of interest including regions of interest that are estimated as an object to be detected, from a group of a series of images acquired by sequentially imaging a lumen of a living body; an image-of-interest group extracting unit configured to extract a group of images of interest including an identical region of interest, from the images of interest detected by the detection unit; and a representative image extracting unit configured to extract one or more representative images from the group of images of interest, based on at least one of correlation of the regions of interest with the object to be detected, and visibility of the regions of interest.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Image recognition device and image recognition method

An image recognition device includes: a plurality of first charge storage circuits that store signal charges generated by photoelectric conversion sections; a plurality of second charge storage circuits that store signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion sections; a first charge read circuit section that reads a pixel signal and outputs an image as a first image; a second charge read circuit section that reads a pixel signal and outputs an image as a second image; a read circuit selection section that selects one of the first charge read circuit section and the second charge read circuit section; and a feature amount determination section, wherein the feature amount determination section determines a detection target subject according to a feature amount of a subject in the second image, and whether to perform the determination for a subject in the first image is determined based on the determination result.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Information discriminating device, information discriminating method, and non-transitory storage medium storing information discriminating program

An information discriminating device includes an information acquiring unit, an information discriminating unit, and an information superimposing unit. The information acquiring unit acquires private information to be privately used by a user of the information discriminating device. ... Olympus Corporation

Hologram data generating method, hologram image reproduction method, and hologram image reproduction device

Hologram data is generated by dividing hologram data generation area, in which hologram data is generated, into a plurality of element sub-areas, computing base hologram data that pertains to an area smaller than the hologram data generation area and that is to form an optical wavefront of an image to be reconstructed, and assigning, as hologram data of the element sub-areas4, hologram data of an entirety or a part of the area to which the base hologram data pertains. Consequently, the amount of operations for generating a hologram pattern in holographic display is reduced.. ... Olympus Corporation

Optical fiber scanner, illumination apparatus, and observation apparatus

This optical fiber scanner has an elongated optical fiber, a vibration transmission member which has a column-like shape and has a penetrating hole through which the optical fiber penetrates, and a piezoelectric element provided on an outer surface of the vibration transmission member, wherein the penetrating hole is a fitted hole which is formed from a proximal end of the vibration transmission member to a middle of the vibration transmission member and the optical fiber is fitted, and the penetrating hole is an accommodation hole which is formed from the middle to a distal end of the vibration transmission member, which has a large inner diameter than an outer diameter of the optical fiber, and which accommodates a distal end portion of the optical fiber with a gap between the optical fiber and the accommodation hole.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Optical scanning observation apparatus

An optical scanning observation apparatus includes: a light source selectively emitting a plurality of illumination lights of different colors; a light emission timing controller controlling light emission timing, based on a predetermined ratio of number of light emissions of each color of the illumination light emitted from the light source; a fiber guiding the illumination light from the light source; an actuator vibratory driving the tip part of the fiber; an optical system for irradiating the illumination light emitted from the fiber; an optical detector; and a signal processor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Illumination device for microscope and microscope

An illumination device for a microscope includes: a lamp house configured to emit illumination light; and a turret having a first mirror unit for polarization observation and a second mirror unit for another observation method, the turret being configured to rotate the first and second mirror units on a plane perpendicular to an optical axis of an observation optical system of the microscope to position one of the first and second mirror units on the optical axis. The first mirror unit includes a polarizer and a mirror. ... Olympus Corporation

Optical transmission module and method for manufacturing optical transmission module

An optical transmission module includes an optical element including a light-emitting section configured to output light of an optical signal, a hollow cylindrical body joined perpendicularly to a light output surface of the optical element, a wiring board, on a first principal surface of which the optical element is mounted and through a hole of which the hollow cylindrical body is inserted, and an optical fiber configured to transmit the optical signal, a distal end portion of which is inserted into the hollow cylindrical body.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Cell counting device

A cell counting device for counting the number of cells in a sample includes: an accommodation portion that accommodates, in a removable manner, at least a part of a holding member for holding the sample; and a display unit configured to display information including a result of counting of the number of cells. The display unit has a screen inclined with respect to a bottom of the cell counting device. ... Olympus Corporation

Medical treatment system and control device for controlling one or more treatment devices in accordance with selected mode

A control device having: one or more processors configured to: receive a first signal indicating one of a plurality of inputs of a first type received by a first input device; receive a second signal indicating one of a plurality of inputs of a second type received by a second input device; select a selected mode from one or more modes of a respective one or more treatment devices based on a combination of the first signal and the second signal; and output a control signal for controlling the one or more treatment devices in accordance with the selected mode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

Ultrasonic treatment apparatus

An ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a movement unit moving in accordance with at least one of an acting state of a load to a treatment section from a jaw and an opening angle of the jaw relative to the treatment section, a movement detector detecting a moving state of the movement unit, and a peak detecting section detecting a target peak of an ultrasonic impedance value. The ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a control section controlling the peak detecting section to a detection disallowed state where a detection of the target peak is not executed when the movement unit is not placed within a prescribed range based on a detection result in the movement detector.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374772

Manipulator system initialization method

A manipulator system initialization method includes: a joint angle setting step of bringing a driving force relay part into a driving force release state, inserting a bending joint and a pair of shaft-shaped parts coupled by the bending joint into a shape defining member having a shape defining part that brings a joint angle of the bending joint to a predetermined value, and setting a joint angle of the bending joint to the predetermined value; a drive part coupling step of switching the driving force relay part to a driving force relay state, with respect to the bending joint of which the joint angle is set; and an origin setting step of associating a state of the joint angle of the bending joint with a drive origin of a drive part after the drive part coupling step is performed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374757

Treatment device and treatment system

A treatment device includes: a linear member which is deformable between a substantially straight state and a tissue catching state and which is configured to catch a treatment target in a state of being deformed in the tissue catching state; and first and second energy emitting portions provided in the linear member to catch the treatment target in cooperation with each other. The second energy emitting portion is apart from the first energy emitting portion, and is configured to emit energy to the treatment target from between the first energy emitting portion and to treat the treatment target.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374746

High-frequency control unit and high-frequency treatment system

A high-frequency control unit includes an integration value calculator calculating a measured integration value, which is a measured value of an integration value of an output high-frequency electric power from an output start time, with a passage of time. The high-frequency control unit includes a target locus setting section setting target locus which indicates, with a passage of time, a target integration value that is a target value of the integration value of the output high-frequency electric power from the output start time, and a controller comparing, with a passage of time, the measured integration value with the target locus, and controlling, with a passage of time, an output state of the high-frequency electric power based on a comparison result.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374744

Medical device and coating material

A coating material and a medical device. The medical device having an end effector and a coating to cover the end effector. ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374713

Surgical apparatus

A vibration transmitting member for use with a clamp member. The vibration transmitting member provided with vibration from an ultrasonic transducer and including: a body having a distal portion with a surface and an opposite surface, the body further having a proximal portion; wherein: the body extending along a longitudinal axis extending from the proximal toward the distal portion, the surface opposes the clamp member and having a ridge extending along the longitudinal axis, the ridge extends toward the clamp member in a thickness direction more than other portions of the surface, the opposite surface opposes the surface and having a projection extending along the longitudinal axis, the projection protrudes more than other portions of the opposite surface in the thickness direction, and a maximum thickness of the distal portion is smaller than a maximum width of the distal portion in a width direction perpendicular to the thickness direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374707

Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic treatment instrument

In a width dimension decrease portion forming a distal end of an ultrasonic probe, a width dimension decreases from a proximal direction toward a distal direction, so that a sectional area perpendicular to a longitudinal axis decreases from the proximal direction toward the distal direction. An intermediary portion continuous between a probe body portion and the width dimension decrease portion includes a width dimension increase portion in which the width dimension increases and a thickness dimension decreases from the proximal direction toward the distal direction at the same time. ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374702

Retraction force sensing basket

A stone retrieval device includes a sheath and a stone retrieval basket that includes a distal region with a plurality of basket wires and a proximal region with one or more core wires. The stone retrieval basket is contained within the sheath and is movable out a distal opening of the sheath to cause the plurality of basket wires to open into a basket shape. ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374545

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: illuminating windows configured to emit a first illuminating light to the front and a second illuminating light to the side inside the subject; an observation window configured to acquire an image of the subject from the front; an observation window configured to acquire an image of the subject from the side; an image generation portion configured to generate a first image based on an image of the subject from the front and a second image based on an image of the subject from the side; a control portion configured to compare brightnesses of the first image and the second image; a polarization filter configured to adjust the amount of at least one of the first illuminating light and the second illuminating light; and a drive portion configured to drive a polarization filter on the basis of a result of the brightness comparison by the control portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374543

Endoscope having a distal electrical feed-through, and method for assembling an endoscope

An endoscope having a distal electrical feed-through, the endoscope including: an endoscope shaft having a distal objective unit comprising an electromagnetic actuator and a distal optical assembly that can be shifted in a longitudinal direction by actuation of the actuator, the endoscope shaft having a proximal unit having a proximal optical assembly arranged after the distal optical assembly in the direction of incident light, the objective unit is rotatable relative to the proximal unit about a longitudinal axis during assembly of the endoscope and is fixed rotationally relative to the proximal unit after assembly; and a cable for supplying current to the actuator, the cable being fed from the proximal unit to the objective unit, the cable having an excess length at a transition from the proximal unit to the objective unit, such excess length being at least half of the outer circumference of the objective unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374542

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an image pickup section, an insertion section, a first optical system configured to project a first subject image onto the image pickup section, a second optical system configured to project a second subject image onto the image pickup section, an image generating section configured to generate an image based on the first subject image and the second subject image, an image processing section configured to perform predetermined image processing, and a storing section configured to record image processing target region information, and the image processing section moves an image processing region from a region set in the image processing target region information and sets the image processing region so as to coincide with a boundary region between the first subject image and the second subject image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374538

Electronic endoscope

An electronic endoscope transmits an image pickup signal converted into digital serial data, as a differential signal, to a processor such that a quality of an output waveform to the processor is fixed, and includes: a first transmission section; a first filter section arranged at an output side of the first transmission section, wherein a constant is adjusted according to a loss in a transmission channel including a cable disposed in a part from the first transmission section to the first filter section; a second transmission section for transmitting the differential signal from the first filter section to the processor; and a second filter section arranged at an output side of the second transmission section, wherein a constant is adjusted according to a loss including a cable located in the second transmission section or in a portion subsequent to the second transmission section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160374536

Bending operation apparatus of endoscope, and endoscope

A brake adjustment body is disposed in a direction orthogonal to turning shafts between a bending drive shaft and a lock operation shaft. The brake adjustment body is configured by including an intermediate member that abuts a cam portion of the lock operation shaft, and a brake member that applies to the bending drive shaft a pressure according to displacement of the intermediate member. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373670

Microscope system

. . . . . . A microscope system including an imaging portion, an image-acquisition portion that captures an image of a specimen formed by the imaging portion, a background identifying portion that identifies a background region other than a region containing the specimen in the image acquired by the image-acquisition portion, calibration-data generating portions that generate calibration data for correcting shading contained in the image on the basis of a luminance distribution of the background region, and a shading correcting portion that corrects the luminance of the image by using the calibration data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373666

Image sensor, imaging device, endoscope, and endoscopic system

An image sensor includes: photoelectric conversion elements configured to receive light and accumulate a charge corresponding to an amount of received light; an imaging signal generating unit that converts the charge accumulated in each photoelectric conversion element into a voltage to generate an imaging signal; and a reference signal generating unit that generates a reference signal having a fluctuation component with a same phase as the imaging signal. The imaging signal generating unit includes: a conversion circuit that converts the charge accumulated in each photoelectric conversion element into the imaging signal; a noise eliminating circuit that eliminates a noise component included in the imaging signal; and an output circuit that outputs the imaging signal from the conversion circuit. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373649

Image pickup apparatus, image pickup method, and recording medium

An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device, a vcm that performs a pixel shift, and a microcomputer that causes the vcm to perform pixel shifts to a plurality of different positions and causes the image pickup device to pick up an image and acquire a plurality of images. The microcomputer causes the vcm to perform the pixel shift in pixel shift order in which an image higher in image quality than one image acquired from the image pickup device can be composed even when image processing is performed on the basis of two or more images less than a predetermined number necessary for composition of a high-quality image.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373642

Focus detection apparatus and focus detection method

A focus detection apparatus according the present invention includes: a normal focus detection information acquiring section which detects a normal af evaluation peak position from contrast information; a special focus detection information acquiring section which detects a special af evaluation peak position among different focus positions using brightness information and the contrast information; a determination section which determines information to be used for focus detection using the brightness information and either of the normal af evaluation peak position and the special af evaluation peak position, and a focus detection calculation section which calculates a focus detection position using the information to be used for focus detection determined by the determination section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373636

Exposure control apparatus and exposure control method

An exposure control apparatus comprising: a local motion detection section which detects a local motion in a screen; a brightness detection section which detects a subject brightness; a local motion brightness determination setting section which sets a local motion brightness determination value for a local motion; and an exposure adjustment section which, when the local motion detection section has detected a motion corresponding to or exceeding a predetermined value, subsequently performs exposure control until the local motion brightness determination value is reached and, when the exposure has come closer to an appropriate exposure than the local motion brightness determination value, adjusts the exposure to a predetermined exposure value which is different from the appropriate exposure.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373624

Endoscope and cylindrical structure for endoscope

An endoscope includes a cylindrical member, a first outward flange including a first cutout, a projection projecting inward from an internal circumferential surface of a hole formed in a distal end portion of an insertion section of the endoscope, and capable of being engaged with the first cutout, an elastic member to urge the cylindrical member toward a bottom portion of the hole, and a projecting portion formed to project from the internal circumferential surface of the hole and including a surface facing the bottom portion of the hole.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372848

Cable connection structure and endoscope device

A cable connection structure includes a substrate and a coaxial cable connected to the substrate. The coaxial cable has: a conductor; an inner insulator that coats an outer periphery of the conductor; a shield that coats an outer periphery of the inner insulator; and an outer insulator that coats an outer periphery of the shield. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370693

Image display device

An image display device, includes: a projection optical system projecting, at infinity, image light corresponding to an arbitrary image; and a first propagation optical system. The first propagation optical system includes: a first diffractive element diffracting the image light emitted from the projection optical system; a first light guide portion formed like a plate having a first plane and a second plane parallel and opposing to each other, the first light guide portion propagating in the first direction the image light deflected by the first diffractive element, between the first plane and the second plane while causing the image light to be repeatedly reflected therebetween; and a first triangular prism array deflecting through reflection or refraction, in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first plane, part of the image light propagating through the first light guide portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370582

Image display device

Provided is an image display device, including: an image projection optical system projecting, at infinity, image light corresponding to an arbitrary image; a first light guide portion formed like a plate having a first plane and a second plane, in which the image light projected from the image projection optical system is transmitted in part through the first plane with the rest being reflected between the first plane and the second plane, so as to be propagated in the x-direction by repeating the transmission and the reflection; a first spacer plate formed like a plate having a third plane and a fourth plane, the third plane being bonded to the first plane; and a first output deflector formed on or bonded to the fourth plane, the first output deflector diffracting part of the image light transmitted through the first plane, in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first plane.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370572

Imaging device and endoscope device

An imaging device includes: a group of lenses configured to collect incident light; a lens supporting member including a fitting portion into which the group of lenses is fitted; a prism configured to reflect light collected by the group of lenses; and an image sensor having a light receiving unit configured to receive the light reflected by the prism and to perform a photoelectric conversion on the received light to generate an electric signal. The lens supporting member has a cutout or an opening portion into which the prism is fitted. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370571

Stereoscopic imaging optical system, stereoscopic imaging device, and endoscope

A first central principal ray lc1 of a first light beam l1 that has passed through a first front group gf1 passes through a back first group gb1, a first aperture center cs1, a first deflection group gv1, and a back second group gb2 at a position separated from a back group central axis cb and reaches a image plane i, and a second central principal ray lc2 of a second light beam l2 that has passed through a second front group gf2 passes through the back first group gb1, a second aperture center cs2, a second deflection group gv2, and the back second group gb2 at a position separated from the back group central axis cb and reaches the image plane i.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160368193

Molding die and manufacturing method using molding die

A movable side die of a molding die includes a movable side sleeve and a movable side molding die unit which is accommodated in the movable side sleeve, and molds a molded article together with a fixed side molding die. The movable side die further includes a projecting mechanism which detachably abuts on a part of a proximal end surface of the movable side molding die unit so that a distal end surface of the movable side molding die unit is projected from a distal end surface of the movable side sleeve toward the fixed side molding die, and projects the movable side molding die unit toward the fixed side molding die to the movable side sleeve from an abutting state.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367324

Insertion shape detection apparatus

An insertion shape detection apparatus includes an insert portion having flexibility. The insert portion includes a shape estimation section where curved shape is estimated and a shape non-estimation section where curved shape is not estimated. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367308

Electrosurgical treatment system

An electrosurgical treatment system includes an output section that supplies a high-frequency output to a treatment instrument, a detecting section that detects a voltage and an electric current of the high-frequency output in the output section, a phase-difference detecting section that calculates a phase difference between the detected voltage and electric current, and a control section that switches, on the basis of a change in the phase difference, a first phase for drying a biological tissue by applying the high-frequency output to the biological tissue while increasing the voltage to a second phase for coapting the biological tissue by performing, with a set value of a voltage determined according to a voltage value of the high-frequency output at an end point in time of the first phase, constant voltage control.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367307

Plasma treatment system

In a plasma treatment system, a temperature detection section detecting a temperature of a perfusion layer of an electrically conductive solution is fixed to a treatment portion, and is located at a position to be immersed in the perfusion layer when a first electrode portion and a second electrode portion are immersed in the perfusion layer. In the plasma treatment system, a control section controls an adjustment of a temperature in a temperature adjustment unit and controls a supply volume and a suction volume of the electrically conductive solution on the basis of a detection result in the temperature detection section so that the temperature of the perfusion layer is within a target temperature range.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367233

Puncture needle for endoscope

In a puncture needle for an endoscope, in a state in which a distal end of an outer sheath is located in an observation field of an observation optical system of an endoscope and a needle slider is retracted to abut a needle slider engaging section, a distal end of an inner sheath is located closer to a distal side than a proximal end of a raising base in the outer sheath, and a proximal end of the inner sheath is located closer to a proximal side than a needle tip of a needle tube in the outer sheath.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367232

Biopsy needle

A needle tip section of a biopsy needle includes a first beveled surface having a plane extended across a tube axis of a tubular section, a second beveled surface adjacent to and forming an angle with the first, having a plane adjacent to an inner circumferential surface of the tubular section, a third beveled surface adjacent to and forming an angle with the first beveled surface, opposite the second, with an opening portion interposed therebetween and having a plane adjacent to the inner circumferential surface of the tubular section, a first boundary line between the first and second beveled surfaces, and a second boundary line between the first and third beveled surfaces, and the first and second boundary lines are non-parallel straight lines having an interval that gradually increases in a direction from the second toward the first end portion in a tube axis direction of the tubular section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367231

Biopsy system

A biopsy system includes an endoscope having an insertion portion provided with a channel and an active bending section disposed in part of the insertion portion, and a treatment tool. The treatment tool has a sheath capable of being inserted into the channel and a needle tube disposed inside the sheath. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367225

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

An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a frequency analysis unit that analyzes a frequency of the ultrasound signal to calculate frequency spectra according to a reception depth and a reception direction of the ultrasound signal; an optimal attenuation rate setting unit configured to: calculate features of the frequency spectra; perform attenuation correction on the features of the frequency spectra for eliminating influence of attenuation of the ultrasound wave, using attenuation rate candidate values providing different attenuation characteristics which are attenuation characteristics in propagating the ultrasound wave through the observation target, thereby to calculate corrected features of the frequency spectra for each of the attenuation rate candidate values; and set an optimal attenuation rate to the observation target from among the attenuation rate candidate values, based on the corrected features; and an attenuation rate image data generation unit that generates attenuation rate image data for displaying information on the optimal attenuation rate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367125

Scanning endoscope

A scanning endoscope includes: an optical fiber that emits an illuminating light from a distal end; an actuator that causes a distal end of the optical fiber to oscillate; a fixing block that fixes the optical fiber; and a propagation portion that is provided in close contact with an outer circumferential face of a cladding of the optical fiber at a position on the distal end side relative to the fixing block, and on which, among the illuminating light, light that reaches the outer circumferential face of the cladding is incident and is propagated or absorbed inside the propagation portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367124

Light source apparatus, endoscope apparatus, and light source control method

A light source apparatus includes at least one light-emitter, a driving circuit, an input unit, a temperature control circuit, and an effective light power setting circuit. The driving circuit allows the light-emitter to emit light by applying a driving waveform to the light-emitter. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367122

Solid-state image pickup apparatus and electronic endoscope including solid-state image pickup apparatus

A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device electrically connected to a flexible printed board, a rigid board electrically connected to an image pickup device via the flexible printed board, and a signal cable incorporating a plurality of coaxial lines. The rigid board includes a first surface including a core-wire connecting section to which core wires of the coaxial lines are connected and a second surface including an external-conductor connecting section to which external conductors of the coaxial lines are connected and including a step having a height dimension substantially the same as a dimension difference between an outer diameter section of the core wires and an outer diameter section of the external conductors of the coaxial lines substantially parallel to the first surface. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367121

Guiding device and capsule medical device guiding system

A guiding device is configured to guide a capsule medical device within a subject by means of a magnetic field. The guiding device includes a magnetic field generating unit configured to generate the magnetic field to define a specific position where the capsule medical device is restrained on an arbitrary horizontal plane, a position detecting unit configured to detect a position of the capsule medical device in the subject to output positional information, and a control unit configured to: compare a distance between the specific position and the capsule medical device with a first threshold value based on the positional information; and control the magnetic field generating unit to change distribution of the magnetic field relative to the capsule medical device so as to bring the specific position close to a position of the capsule medical device when the distance is determined to be greater than the first threshold value.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367114

Endoscope and rigid distal end portion of endoscope

An endoscope includes an operation section, an insertion section, a first space provided in a distal end portion of the insertion section, a second space sealed against an inner space of a bending portion, a communication passage communicating between the first space and the second space, and an elongated tube member having one end portion coupled with the first space and another end portion provided inside the operation section and having a through hole in a longitudinal direction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367112

Insertion instrument

By causing a screw receiving portion to protrude from a cord fastening device side of a main frame and by forming the screw receiving portion in a cup-like stepped shape that is recessed from a lower-side chain cover side toward a lower surface side of the main frame, a thickness of a bottom portion of the cup shape in which a screw hole is formed can be formed to be equal to a plate thickness of the main frame. Further, a depth of a concave portion of the screw receiving portion is formed to be a depth such that a distal end portion of a screw to be used does not protrude from the main frame.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367111

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a bending section being disposed in an insertion section, a plurality of towing members disposed in the insertion section and in an operation section from the bending section, a disk member turnably provided in the operation section and configured to turn to tow and loosen the plurality of towing members, the plurality of towing members being suspended in an outer circumference of the disk member, operation members turnably disposed in the operation section and configured to turn the disk member to bend the bending section, and a turning shaft configured to turnably axially support the disk member and the operation members with respect to the operation section in a position decentered to the distal end side by a predetermined distance d with respect to a center of the disk member in an initial state in which the bending section is linear.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367110

Insertion apparatus

The insertion apparatus includes: a linearly-extending insertion section main body, an outer tube covering the outer circumference of the insertion section main body, and an annular band member provided on the outer tube in such a manner as to meander on an imaginary circle on the outer tube whose center is the same as the central axis of the insertion section main body. The annular band member is configured to shrink in the direction along the imaginary circle and thereby secure the outer tube to the insertion section main body.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160367109

Optical scanning type observation apparatus and method for operating optical scanning type observation apparatus

An optical scanning type observation apparatus includes: a light source portion for supplying illuminating light; an optical fiber for guiding the illuminating light and emitting the illuminating light from an emission end portion; an actuator portion for displacing an irradiation position of the illuminating light by swinging the emission end portion; a control portion for controlling the actuator portion such that at least a first frame and a second frame are periodically obtained; an image generating portion for sequentially generating at least a first image in the first frame and a second image in the second frame; a motion detecting portion for detecting a motion of an image between different frames; and an image outputting portion for outputting one or both of the first and second images based on a motion detected by the motion detecting portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366343

Image effect processing support apparatus, image effect processing support method, and medium for recording image effect processing support program

An image effect processing support apparatus includes: an image effect processing section that performs a specific image effect processing on an image; a confirmation region determination section that determines an effect of the specific image effect processing for each part of the image, and based on a result of the determination, determines and sets a confirmation region for confirming the effect of the image effect processing; and a display control section that displays an effect indication that shows the effect of the image effect processing in the confirmation region on a display section, to thereby enable an effect of a filter effect processing to be easily confirmed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366339

Camera shake correction apparatus

A camera shake correction apparatus includes a target position setting unit, a current setting unit, a driving unit, a magnetic flux detector, and an arithmetic unit. The target position setting unit sets a target position of a movable member. ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366328

Medical image acquisition system and medical imaging device

A medical image acquisition system includes an imaging device and an image processing device. The imaging device includes: an imaging unit configured to receive light and convert the light into an electric signal so as to generate the imaging signal; an optical unit including a focus mechanism moving one or a plurality of lenses so as to adjust a focal point position, and configured to form an optical image on the imaging unit; a memory configured to store therein unique information of the imaging device; and an auto focus controller configured to totally control the imaging device. ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366324

Imaging apparatus having variable diaphragm

In an imaging apparatus that includes a lens unit and a body unit, when a diaphragm value of a variable diaphragm is changed, the lens unit calculates an announcement value indicating the diaphragm value when a prescribed time period has passed since a detection time of a current diaphragm value of the variable diaphragm, and transmits the announcement value to the body unit, and the body unit controls exposure of an image sensor on the basis of the announcement value obtained from the lens unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366320

Lens unit, camera system, and control method for aperture

A lens unit, having a photographing lens, an aperture, and an aperture drive mechanism for opening and closing the aperture, comprising a memory that stores characteristics of the aperture drive mechanism, an aperture drive section that drives the aperture drive mechanism, and an aperture control section that controls the aperture drive section so that rate of change of light amount that passes through the aperture as a result of opening and closing operations of the aperture becomes constant, based on the characteristics of the aperture drive mechanism.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160365461

Cooling structure for photoelectric conversion element

This cooling mechanism for a surface-mounted-type photoelectric conversion element is provided on a circuit board to which a surface-mounted-type photoelectric conversion element, which has a signal terminal that is connected to inner wiring and a terminal for fixation that is not connected to the inner wiring on a back surface thereof, is mounted, the cooling mechanism has a front-surface-side copper foil pattern to which the terminal for fixation is connected, a back-surface-side copper foil pattern, and a through-hole via which connects the copper foil patterns, a cooling member which is fixed to the circuit board so as to have contact with the back-surface-side copper foil pattern, and which cools the back-surface-side copper foil pattern.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364875

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

An image processing device includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to calculate comparison result information through a comparison process performed on the results of a census transform process performed on a first image and the results of the census transform process performed on a second image, set weight information, calculate a cost using the comparison result information and the weight information, calculate the amount of disparity using the cost, set a first weight having as low degree of contribution to the cost on a neighboring pixel which is determined to be affected by noise to a large extent among a plurality of neighboring pixels, and set a second weight having a high degree of contribution to the cost on a neighboring pixel which is determined to be affected by noise to a small extent among the plurality of neighboring pixels.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364622

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

An imaging processing device includes an image acquisition unit, a character region estimation unit, and an output unit. The character region estimation unit determines a line indicating a direction in which characters are arranged with high probability in the acquired image and estimates a character region candidate in which characters are arranged with high probability. ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160363757

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: a contact surface formed on a part of an outer circumference of a functional member; a distal end member provided on a distal end portion of the insertion portion and including a first hole portion provided with a first hole axis, in which the functional member is arranged, and a second hole portion provided with a second hole axis being orthogonal to the first hole axis and communicating with the first hole portion; and a fixing member configured to fix the functional member to the distal end member by being inserted into the second hole portion in a state that a contactless portion not being in contact with the contact surface is caused to face the contact surface, and being rotated around an axis by a predetermined angle.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160363752

Sheet illumination microscope and illumination method for sheet illumination microscope

A sheet illumination microscope includes an observation optical system and an illumination optical system configured to illuminate a sample from a direction perpendicular to an observation optical axis of the observation optical system. The illumination optical system includes a first optical system configured to emit a flux that has a prescribed sectional shape and that does not have a light intensity distribution within a prescribed range from the center of gravity position of the sectional shape, and also includes a second optical system. ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160363749

Microscope system

The purpose of the present invention is to detect a fixed number of photons or greater in a short time and to create a super-resolution image having a desired resolution equal to optical resolution or higher. A microscope system includes: a scanner that scans laser light emitted from a continuous-wave light source on a specimen; a beam splitter that splits fluorescence from the specimen on which the laser light is scanned into a plurality of light paths with the same wavelength; a plurality of pmts that respectively detect the fluorescence in the light paths split by the beam splitter and output light intensity signals; a pc that, each time the laser light is repeatedly scanned by the scanner, for each of the pmts, acquires an image dataset of the specimen on the basis of the light intensity signals, that combines the plurality of image datasets for the same area of the specimen, which are acquired on the basis of the light intensity signals of the fluorescence from the same area of the specimen, detected by each pmt, and that subjects this final combined image dataset to computational processing for enhancing high-frequency components.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160363748

Microscope system and microscopy method

Provided is a microscope system including a motor-driven stage on which is mounted a culture vessel containing one or more cell clusters, each including cells having a target molecule labeled with a fluorescent or luminescent chemical; a low-magnification-image acquiring unit that acquires low-magnification images of the cell clusters in the culture vessel mounted on the stage; a detecting unit that detects the position of each cell cluster in the culture vessel by analyzing the acquired low-magnification images; and a high-magnification-image acquiring unit that, after the detected position is aligned with the optical axis of an objective lens, acquires slice images of fluorescence or luminescence emitted from the cells forming the cell cluster at a higher magnification than the low-magnification-image acquiring unit at intervals along the optical axis while the stage and/or the lens is moved to change stepwise the distance between the lens and the cell cluster.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160363742

Electric lens, optical unit, and imaging device

There is provided an electric lens including a first lens and a second lens adjacent to each other, and a variable-refractive-index body that is held between a lens face of the first lens and a lens face of the second lens mutually having the same curved surface, and changes refractive index according to an externally applied electrical signal. A thickness of the variable-refractive-index body is uniform in at least a portion that transmits a light ray contributing to image formation.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160363563

Photoacoustic microscope apparatus

A photoacoustic microscope apparatus includes a light source that emits excitation light which generates photoacoustic waves, an objective lens which focuses the excitation light on a specimen, a scanning unit which moves a focused position of the excitation light on the specimen, a photoacoustic-wave detecting unit which has a sensor unit that detects a photoacoustic wave generated, and an image constructing unit which constructs an image based on data from the photoacoustic-wave detecting unit. For the sensor unit, an angle of a range which is capable of receiving the photoacoustic wave incident on the sensor unit is larger than an angle corresponding to a numerical aperture on a side illuminated of the objective lens.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160361819

Manipulator-calibrating method, manipulator, and manipulator system

A method of calibrating a manipulator including a joint portion, a drive unit that generates a driving force for driving the joint portion, and a driving force transmission member that is inserted into a tubular member and transmits the driving force generated from the drive unit to the joint portion includes: an arrangement step of arranging the manipulator in a usable state; a load-measuring step of issuing an operation command based on a predetermined calibrating drive pattern to the drive unit and measuring a load generated in the manipulator at that time; and a control parameter-setting step of setting a main-driving control parameter based on the load measured in the load-measuring step.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160361082

Shut-off valve for the liquid channel of a surgical instrument

A shut-off valve for the liquid channel of a surgical instrument with a plug which is rotatably mounted and includes a cone part located in the front that includes a cone surface and a handle part located in the rear that includes a handle, wherein the liquid channel passes through the cone part, the cone surface and the housing, wherein the cone part and the handle part are mounted displaceably in the direction of the cone axis and non-rotatably against each other and supported by a spring, wherein the handle part is supported to the rear on the housing and the cone part is supported to the front with a flat contact of the cone surface on the housing, characterized in that a radially outwards or inwards projecting rear pin engages in a rear circumferential groove arranged on the housing or the handle part.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160361044

Medical observation apparatus, method for operating medical observation apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium

A medical observation apparatus includes: a contactless signal input unit that receives input of a first operation instruction signal through a contactless operation by an operator; a contact signal input unit that receives input of a second operation instruction signal through a contact operation by the operator; a control unit that sets at least one of processing modes for an observation image according to the first operation instruction signal, and assigns at least one of signal input functions according to the at least one of the processing modes to the second operation instruction signal that is input to the contact signal input unit; and an image processing unit that generates a display image having the observation image and having at least one of guide images for guiding an operation according to the at least one of the signal input functions assigned to the contact signal input unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160360952

Medical instrument and medical system

The medical instrument 1 includes a wire 5, a flexible sheath 6 through which the wire 5 is inserted, a wire driving unit 4 for driving the wire 5, a passive unit 2 that is put into operation as the wire 5 is driven, a sheath pulling unit 14, 17, 21, 51, and a sheath lock unit 12, 13, 20 for locking movement of the sheath 6.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160360951

Bend shape estimation system, tubular insertion system, and bend shape estimation method of bend member

When a predetermined range of a bend member is divided into a plurality of segments which neighbor in order in a longitudinal direction and are estimation units each having at least information of a length, a curvature and a direction for estimating a bend shape of the bend member, a shape estimation unit includes a segment shape estimation unit which estimates a shape of each of the segments by using segment information including at least one piece of curvature information with respect to each segment, and a bend member shape estimation unit which estimates the bend shape in the predetermined range by connecting end portions of each two neighboring segments, such that tangent directions of end portions of the shapes of the two neighboring segments coincide and directions around the tangent directions coincide.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160360950

Medical instrument, medical system, and mode transition method for medical instruments

The medical instrument a wire, a flexible sheath through which the wire is inserted, a wire driving unit for driving the wire, a passive unit that is put into operation as the wire is driven, a sheath pulling unit for pulling the sheath, a sheath lock unit for locking movement of the sheath, and a control unit for switching among a run-up mode in which the passive unit and the wire driving unit are still disconnected, a sheath free mode in which the sheath is not locked and so set free, a sheath slack adjustment mode in which a slack in the sheath is adjusted to lock the sheath in place and a master/slave mode in which the passive unit connected to the wire driving unit is put into a drivable state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160360949

Slack correction mechanism, manipulator, and manipulator system

The slack correction mechanism includes a distal-end pulley that is rotatable with respect to a given axis, a distal-end wire wound around the distal-end pulley, a first supporting part including a first base, a first friction portion around which the distal-end wire is looped on one side and a first biasing portion that biases the distal-end wire in a pulling direction on one end side with respect to the first friction portion, the first supporting part being adapted to support one side of the distal-end wire, and a second supporting part including a second base, a second friction portion around which the distal-end wire is looped on the other side and a second biasing portion that biases the distal-end wire in a pulling direction on the other side with respect to the second friction portion, the second supporting part being adapted to support the other side of the distal-end wire.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160360948

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: a light source that generates illuminating light to be emitted from a distal end of an insertion portion to be inserted into a subject; an illumination controller that receives a light control signal and to control emission of the illuminating light according to the light control signal; a light receiving unit in which pixels is provided in a matrix form, each pixel being configured to perform photoelectric conversion on light from the subject irradiated with the illuminating light to generate an electrical signal; a reading unit that sequentially reads, for each line, the electrical signal; and an imaging controller that performs imaging control that alternately repeats read processing for causing the reading unit to sequentially read, for each line, the electrical signal from the light receiving unit, and exposure processing for exposing the light receiving unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160360947

Medical system and treatment tool calibrating method

A medical system includes a treatment tool including a treatment portion, a joint portion, a flexible tube portion, and a drive unit; an endoscope device including an outer sheath that holds the treatment tool and an imaging unit that is capable of acquiring an image including at least the joint portion; and a control unit that controls an operation of the treatment tool. The control unit includes a table that has a parameter for causing the joint portion to move, a controller that issues a command for controlling the drive unit based on the parameter to the drive unit, an image processing unit that calculates at least one of a position and an orientation of the joint portion based on the image, and a compensation value calculating unit that detects displacement of the joint portion, generates a compensation value, and incorporates the compensation value into the parameter.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360125

Imaging apparatus, endoscope apparatus, and microscope apparatus

. . An imaging apparatus includes an illumination section, an imaging section, and an image processor. The illumination section includes an illumination unit configured to selectively emit illumination light rays of light wavelength bands different from each other, and an illumination switch controller which generates an illumination unit control signal corresponding to each of sets of emission patterns so that combinations of the light wavelength bands of the illumination light rays emitted from the illumination unit are different from each other and the illumination switch controller controlling the illumination unit so that the illumination light rays are sequentially emitted from the illumination unit in the sets of emission patterns different from each other.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360120

Endoscope system and method of controlling endoscope system

The endoscope system includes an endoscope including an imaging unit that is capable of taking an image of a subject of interest, a display unit for displaying an image taken by the imaging unit, an endoscopic position sensor for detecting a position of the endoscope in the body cavity, a distance measurement unit for measuring a distance from a distal end of the endoscope to the subject of interest, a position calculation unit for computing the positions of the distal end of the endoscope and the subject of interest on the basis of information from the endoscopic position sensor and the distance measurement unit, a position storage unit for storing a position of the subject of interest computed by the position calculation unit, and a direction indication unit for indicating a direction in which the subject of interest is present on the display unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360093

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and storage medium

A phase difference pixel extraction unit reads phase difference pixel data obtained by performing a storing operation in the same storing time for each of the phase difference pixels in each frame of an imaging operation of an image pickup device. A phase difference pixel calculation unit adds the read frame-by-frame phase difference pixel data of the same coordinates in a current frame and a past frame. ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358965

Image pickup apparatus and method for manufacturing image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus is an image pickup apparatus including: an image pickup device including a plurality of electrode pads provided in a row on an outer peripheral portion of a light-receiving surface on which a light-receiving section is formed, the plurality of electrode pads being connected to the light-receiving section; and a wiring board including a plurality of inner leads connected to respective electrode pads, wherein each of the inner leads includes a distal end portion, a bent portion and a rear end portion, the distal end portion is connected to the corresponding electrode pad, the bent portion includes a first bent portion having a recess shape relative to the light-receiving surface and a second bent portion having a protruding shape relative to the light-receiving surface, and the rear end portion is disposed in parallel with a side face of the image pickup device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358964

Image pickup apparatus and image pickup apparatus manufacturing method

An image pickup apparatus is configured with an image pickup device on which a plurality of bumps are arranged in line on an outer circumferential portion of a light receiving surface; and a flexible wiring board including a plurality of inner leads each of which is configured with a distal end portion, a bending portion and a rear end portion, the distal end portion being compression-bonded to a bump, and the rear end portion being arranged parallel to a side face of the image pickup device with the bending portion interposed between the distal end portion and the rear end portion. A height of a light receiving portion side of the bumps is lower than a height of a side face side; and each of the inner leads is plastically transformed according to a shape of a top face of the bumps.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357907

Endoscope inspection report creating apparatus, creating method of endoscope inspection report and storage medium

An endoscope inspection report creating apparatus includes a folder creating section creating a plurality of folders for storing a plurality of endoscopic images for each inspection target; a file name creating section that creates a file name of an endoscopic image file, the file name including inspection result information about an inspection result of an inspection target; an image storage section that stores the endoscopic image file with the file name including the inspection result information, in a specified folder; a report template format storage section storing a report template format for each inspection target; a report template format reading section that reads the report template format from the report template format storage section; a file name reading section that reads file names of endoscopic image files stored in the folder of the inspection target; an automatic report creating section that automatically creates an inspection report by writing the inspection result information and an endoscopic image to be associated with each other in the report template format read by the report template format reading section, the inspection result information being the inspection result information included in the file name of the endoscopic image file, the endoscopic image being the endoscopic image of the endoscopic image file the file name of which is read by the file name reading section, and the automatic report creating section automatically creating the inspection report for all endoscopic image files read by the file name reading section; and an outputting section outputting inspection reports created by the automatic report creating section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357227

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

12/08/16 / #20160357095

Display apparatus

A display apparatus includes a light guide, an optical system that introduces image light into the light guide, a light beam extractor that emits the image light propagating in the light guide from a surface of the light guide along an extent of propagation of the image light, and a positioning member that positions a portion of the optical system by being in contact with the surface of the light guide.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357089

Light adjusting apparatus

A light adjusting apparatus includes a substrate, a rotating shaft member made of an axial magnet, a light adjusting section rotatably integrated with the rotating shaft member and an electromagnetic drive source rotating the rotating shaft member using a coil core member made of a coil and a magnetic body, the light adjusting apparatus being configured to adjust light by displacing the light adjusting section to a retracted position and an inserted position, and a rotatable range θa is set to have a portion overlapping at least one of a range θn in which a direction of torque acting on the rotating shaft member when no current is flowing through the coil becomes a negative direction and a range θp in which the direction of torque becomes a positive direction, and a range θ1 where θa overlaps θn and a range θ2 where θa overlaps θp have different widths.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357013

Display apparatus

A display apparatus includes a light guide that propagates image light while totally reflecting the image light, an optical system that introduces the image light into the light guide, a light beam extractor that emits the image light propagating in the light guide from an observer-side surface of the light guide along an extent of propagation of the image light, and a window member facing the observer-side surface of the light guide with a gap therebetween.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357006

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: a bending portion; an operation portion; a frame body; a first long member; a second long member; a chain separator; a second chain cover; and a restriction surface formed on the chain separator and configured to restrict movement of the second chain cover in a direction away from the chain separator, wherein the restriction surface forms an engagement portion configured to engage the second chain cover with the chain separator.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357005

Optical scanning apparatus and scanning endoscope

An optical scanning apparatus includes a fixing member having a through hole at a center portion and configured to fix an exit end portion in a state penetrating through the through hole, and an actuator section including a first drive section, provided on an outer surface of the fixing member, configured to swing, in a first direction, the exit end portion protruding from a distal end portion of the fixing member, and a second drive section, provided on an outer surface of the fixing member, configured to swing, in a second direction different from the first direction, the exit end portion protruding from the distal end portion of the fixing member, where the first drive section and the second drive section differ from each other in at least one of a shape and a material of piezoelectric elements of the first drive section and the second drive section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357002

Focusing method, measuring method, principal point detecting method, focusing device, measuring device, and principal point detecting device

A focusing method includes a step of preparing a microscope, a step of mounting a sample, and a predetermined processing step, the predetermined processing step includes a step of receiving light emitted from the observation optical system, a step of obtaining the quantity of light based on light from a predetermined region of the received light, a step of calculating a difference or a ratio between the quantity of light in the predetermined region and the quantity of light as a reference, a step of comparing a calculation result with a threshold, and a step of changing the distance between the sample and the observation optical system, and in the step of preparing, a partial region of illumination light is shielded or darkened, and when the result of the calculation is equal to or smaller than the threshold, the predetermined processing step is terminated.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160354170

Surgical manipulator system

Provided is a surgical manipulator system including: a manipulator provided with a treatment tool having at least one joint and a drive portion that is attached to the treatment tool to drive the treatment tool; a manipulation input portion with which manipulation for causing, by driving the drive portion, the treatment tool to perform a desired operation is input; and a control portion that controls the drive portion on the basis of the manipulation that has been input via the manipulation input portion, wherein the treatment tool is provided with an identification-information retaining portion that retains identification information of the treatment tool, the manipulation input portion is provided with a manipulation-side reading portion that performs short-distance communication with the identification-information retaining portion, thus reading the identification information of the treatment tool, and the control portion controls the drive portion based on the read identification information of the treatment tool.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160354164

Surgical system and medical-device-interference avoidance method

A surgical system includes: a medical device; a measuring portion that measures a three-dimensional position of an organ in the interior of a body cavity; a setting portion that sets, on the basis of the three-dimensional position of the organ, a non-interference region, which is a space in the interior of the body cavity excluding the organ; a detecting portion that detects a three-dimensional position of the medical device in the interior of the body cavity; a calculating portion that calculates, on the basis of the three-dimensional position of the medical device, a medical-device occupying region of the medical device in the interior of the body cavity; a predicting portion that predicts interference between the medical device and the organ on the basis of the positional relationship between the non-interference region and the medical-device occupying region; and an alerting portion that alerts an operator when interference is predicted.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160354070

Treatment method for hollow organs

A tissue treatment method combined with a bypass procedure of a hollow organ includes a first process of dividing the hollow organ into a first region of a distal side of the hollow organ and a second region of a proximal side of the hollow organ, a second process of forming a damaged part of a predetermined size on an outer surface of at least one of the first and second regions, and a third process of fixing the first and second regions such that the damaged part is kept in close contact with an outer surface of the other of the first and second regions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160354066

Needle tube

A needle tube includes: a tubular main body section; a distal opening section; a needle tip; a side hole disposed closer to the proximal end side of the main body than the tip; a side hole inner circumferential edge extending around the longitudinal axis of the main body where the side hole and the inner circumferential surface intersect; a side hole outer circumferential edge extending around the longitudinal axis of the main body where the side hole and the outer circumferential surface intersect; and an engaged surface formed between the side hole inner circumferential edge and the side hole outer circumferential edge to be directed toward the proximal end of the main body section and configured to lock biological tissue entering from the distal opening section, wherein the side hole forms an opening area smaller than that of the distal opening.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160353984

Cooling device and endoscope light source apparatus

A cooling device according to the invention includes: a first flow channel configured so that a coolant passes; a first heat receiving portion; a first heat radiating portion arranged in the first flow channel; a first heat transferring portion configured to transfer heat from the first heat receiving portion to the first heat radiating portion; a second flow channel configured so that the coolant passes; a second heat receiving portion; a second heat radiating portion arranged in the second flow channel; and a second heat transferring portion configured having a longer length than the first heat transferring portion and transferring heat from the second heat receiving portion to the second heat radiating portion. The second heat radiating portion is configured having a larger surface area than the first heat radiating portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160353983

Endoscope

An endoscope includes an observation optical system, two illumination optical systems, and two edge line portions, wherein a height of an incident surface of an objective lens of the observation optical system is higher than a height of the two edge line portions, and exit surfaces of the two illumination optical systems are lower than the height of the two edge line portions. Further, two illumination lenses are placed in the distal end portion to be point-symmetric with respect to a center axis of the objective lens when the distal end portion is seen from the distal end direction, and in such a manner that illumination ranges by the two illumination optical systems are along a direction of a shorter length of a vertical direction and a lateral direction in an endoscopic image that is obtained via the observation optical system.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160353981

Video processor for endoscope, and endoscope system including the same

A video processor for an endoscope includes an image memory, an image processing unit, a display control unit and a recording unit. The image memory stores, as a sample image, an endoscope image which a user previously acquired. ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160353977

Image pickup unit and endoscope

An image pickup unit includes a fixed frame configured to hold an objective lens, a moving frame movable in a first direction along a photographing optical axis and a second direction, and provided with a moving lens, an urging member configured to urge the moving frame in the second direction, an actuator including a contact member provided to be separable from the moving frame and advanced and retracted by pushing and pulling of a driving wire, the actuator moving the moving frame in the first direction when the contact member moves in the first direction; and a guide member through which the contact member is inserted to be linearly guided and a cover member configuring the actuator, a distal end portion of the cover member being connected to a proximal end portion of the guide member, and the cover member covering the driving wire.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160353976

Endoscope

An endoscope achieves favorable advancing and retracting motion without causing disturbance in displacement of built-in components in bending of a bending tube by covering, out of an image pickup cable and a conduit that are cross-symmetrical built-in components disposed to intersect with each other in a radial direction of the bending tube, an outer circumference of the conduit with a second heat-shrinkable tube serving as a protective member, and removing the second heat-shrinkable tube from a partial region that includes a region (an intersection region) where the image pickup cable and the conduit intersect with each other, even when the built-in components in the bending tube are intersected with each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160353975

Bending operation mechanism for endoscope

A bending operation mechanism for endoscope according to the invention includes: a bending operation member to which a bending wire for driving a bending portion of an endoscope, the bending operation member being rotationally operated to pull the bending wire in a rotation direction; a rotator coupled to the bending operation member and configured to be rotationally driven by rotation operation of the bending operation member; a reduction gear mechanism that reduces rotation of the rotator; and a biasing mechanism that applies a biasing force in a rotation direction to an output gear in the reduction gear mechanism.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160353974

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: a functional portion having a function of pressing by rotating around a rotation shaft; a link mechanism attached to the rotation shaft and having a through hole; a shaft member disposed in the through hole and causing the link mechanism to rotate around the rotation shaft; and a slide member fixed to the shaft member and being moved together with the shaft member; and a restricting member configured to restrict the slide member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160353970

Endoscope system and the method of controlling the endoscope

An endoscope system computes a distal end position of the endoscope or a position of the desired imaging target. An image taken of the desired imaging target is recorded. ... Olympus Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160353968

Endoscope system and method for operating endoscope system

An endoscope system includes a portion configured to acquire a position of an objective optical system provided in an insertion portion of an endoscope; a portion configured to position the position of the objective optical system on three-dimensional image information about a subject; a portion configured to generate angle-of-view display information related to a picked-up image picked up by an image pickup system including the objective optical system; an instruction portion configured to output an instruction signal; and an image processing portion configured to create an overlapped image obtained by overlapping the angle-of-view display information at a position on the three-dimensional image information corresponding to the position of the objective optical system at a time point of inputting the instruction signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353035

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

. . . . . . A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel signal processing unit which has a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional matrix, outputs each of pixel signals generated by all pixels as a total pixel signal, and outputs each of the pixel signals generated by the pixels with the number of pixels reduced to a prescribed number of pixels as a reduced pixel signal, a bit reduction method determination unit which determines a bit reduction method for reducing the number of pixels of a digital value representing the amount of the total pixel signal based on the reduced pixel signal, and a bit reduction unit which reduces the number of bits of the digital value based on the bit reduction method and outputs the digital value with the reduced number of bits as a digital value corresponding to the total pixel signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160353013

Imaging apparatus and control method of imaging apparatus

According to the present invention, an imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit which acquires image data by an imaging lens forming an image of an object on an imaging surface on which imaging pixels are arrayed; a designated position acquiring unit which acquires a designated position on the image data; a sighting device which allows a user to visually recognize an optical axial direction of the imaging lens; and a controller which, on the image data, adjusts a position of an object on an imaging optical axis of the imaging lens, based on the designated position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350915

Cell evaluation method

A cell evaluation method includes: a labeling step of labeling at least some of cells constituting a cell clump with a chemical substance; an image-capturing step of acquiring a plurality of slice images of the labeled cells, for at least part of the cell clump; an evaluating step of evaluating the characteristics of the cells on the basis of the plurality of slice images; a 3d-image creating step of creating a 3d image of at least part of the cell clump by subjecting the plurality of slice images to image processing; a center-of-gravity determining step of determining, from the 3d image, a center-of-gravity position of the cell clump; and an organizing step of organizing evaluation results obtained in the evaluating step, with respect to the distance from the center-of-gravity position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350899

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, image processing method, and computer-processable non-transitory storage medium

An image processing apparatus includes a degree-of-degradation detector, a correction coefficient calculator and an adaptive gradation correction unit. The degree-of-degradation detector detects a degree of degradation of image quality for each of areas included in image data and having predetermined size. ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349508

Display apparatus

A display apparatus includes a spatial phase modulator that forms a display light beam, a transparent substrate in which the display light beam propagates by repeated internal reflection, a bifurcation that emits a portion of the display light beam outside the transparent substrate each time the display light beam undergoes the internal reflection, and a light beam introduction optical system including a beam splitter that guides an illumination light beam to the spatial phase modulator and guides the display light beam formed by the spatial phase modulator to the transparent substrate. The spatial phase modulator forms the display light beam holographically by diffraction of the illumination light beam.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349494

Scanning optical system and scanning device

For achieving an expanded observation range without sacrificing resolution, a scanning optical system according to the present invention includes a scanner that deflects laser light from a light source while changing a deflection angle of the laser light; a polarization beam splitter that is capable of splitting-off the laser light from an optical path of the laser light deflected by the scanner; a polarization beam splitter that is disposed between the light source and the scanner and that causes the laser light split-off by the polarization beam splitter to travel toward the scanner; and a first relay optical system that has 1× relay magnifying power and that is disposed between the polarization beam splitter and the polarization beam splitter. The first relay optical system relays the laser light split-off by the polarization beam splitter so as to cause the laser light to be incident again on the scanner at the same position as an incident position of the laser light from the light source via the polarization beam splitter.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349181

Spectroscopic analysis method

With a spectroscopic analysis method of the present invention, by performing principal component analysis on optical spectra measured at individual positions of a specimen, principal components of a plurality of orders that constitute the individual optical spectra are calculated; for the individual orders, principal-component images in which values thereof are principal-component scores of the individual principal components corresponding to the positions are created; distribution patterns of the principal-component scores are identified in the individual principal-component images; the morphology of the specimen is identified in a morphological image in which the specimen is captured; the principal-component images that have principal-component-score distribution patterns correlated with the morphology of the specimen are identified; and the individual optical spectra are reconstructed by using the principal components of orders corresponding to the orders of the identified principal-component images.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160346924

Manipulator initialization method, manipulator, and manipulator system

An initialization method for a manipulator includes: a reference angle maintaining step of setting a rotational angle of a joint part to a reference angle that has been predetermined, and maintaining the reference angle in a state where a driving force relay part is switched to a driving force release state; a drive part coupling step of switching the driving force relay part to a driving force relay state in a state where the joint part is arranged at a position where an initialization operation is performed after the reference angle maintaining step is performed; and an origin setting step of performing matching of a drive origin of a drive part according to a state of the rotational angle.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160346826

Pipe joining body, treatment tool, and joining method

Provided is a pipe joining body in which a wire rod and a tubular member are joined. The wire rod includes a concave portion formed by plastically deforming a part of an outer periphery of the wire rod. ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160346054

Medical system

A medical system includes: a treatment tool including a treatment portion configured to treat a living body, a joint portion configured to move the treatment portion, a first indicator portion provided to correspond to a position of the joint portion, a sheath portion connected to the joint portion, and a driving portion connected to the sheath portion and configured to displace the joint portion; an overtube including a flexible tube portion having a distal end and a proximal end and holding the treatment tool such that the treatment portion is capable of protruding from the distal end, and a second indicator portion provided at the flexible tube portion to identify a predefined space where calibration of the treatment tool is performed; and a calibration mechanism configured to calibrate the treatment tool when the first and second indicator portions have a predetermined positional relationship.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160346035

Treatment instrument

A treatment instrument includes a first clamping surface, a second clamping surface configured to cooperate with the first clamping surface and to clamp a living body tissue, a pressure application member provided on one of the first and second clamping surfaces, and configured to apply a pressure to the living body tissue in a line shape by causing the first and second clamping surfaces to relatively approach each other, and a moving mechanism provided on the first clamping surface, and configured to move the first clamping surface in a manner to apply tensile forces to the living body tissue, clamped between the first and second clamping surfaces, in directions deviating away from a direction along a line formed on the living body tissue by the pressure application member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160346033

Combination electrosurgical device

An electrosurgical device: forceps having: a first working arm, a second working arm, wherein the electrosurgical device has a first electrosurgical configuration where the first working arm and the second working arm are in an opposed position so that the forceps deliver a first therapy current that flows between the first working arm and the second working arm; and wherein the electrosurgical device has a second electrosurgical configuration when the first working arm, the second working arm, or both are repositionable relative to each other so that the first working arm is extended with respect to the second working arm or vice versa and a second therapy current is delivered from the first working arm to a remote electrode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160345995

Treatment device

A treatment device includes an insertion portion, an end effector, a grasp portion, a transmitting member, a first locking portion, a second locking portion, and an operational body. The operational body is configured to switch between a first position where the transmitting member is moved forward along the longitudinal axis of the insertion portion to keep the end effector in a first state to extend along the longitudinal axis to the distal end of the insertion portion along the longitudinal axis, and a second position where the transmitting member is moved backward along the longitudinal axis of the insertion portion to keep the end effector in a second state to be rotated relative to the longitudinal axis with respect to the distal end of the insertion portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160345812

Imaging apparatus and processing device

An imaging apparatus includes: an illumination unit that emits illumination light; a light receiving unit having pixels arranged on horizontal lines to receive light from an object irradiated with the illumination light, and to perform photoelectric conversion on the received light to generate pixel signals; an imaging controller that controls the pixels to sequentially start exposure for each horizontal line, and to sequentially read the pixel signals from the pixels belonging to the horizontal lines after a lapse of an exposure period from start of exposure; an illumination controller that switches between illumination states in a reading period for sequentially reading the pixel signals for each horizontal line, and controls an amount of the illumination light such that an integrated value of the amount of the illumination light during one frame period immediately after switching of the illumination states is the same as that during next one frame period.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160345810

Capsule endoscope

A capsule endoscope includes a flexible substrate which is integrally formed by disposing an illumination substrate section, a first wiring substrate section, an imaging element substrate, a second wiring substrate section, and a signal-processing substrate section in a row in sequence and an illumination control circuit which includes an illumination control signal output unit and an illumination driving unit, wherein the light-emitting elements are leds, wherein the illumination driving unit is disposed on the imaging element substrate section or the illumination substrate section, and wherein the illumination driving unit includes a transistor array which is formed by a plurality of transistors, the plurality of transistors corresponding to each of the light-emitting elements provided in the illumination unit and generating illumination currents in accordance with the illumination control signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160345808

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an insertion portion; a front view observation window configured to acquire a first object image; a first image pickup device configured to generate a first image pickup signal; a side view observation window configured to acquire a second object image; a second image pickup device configured to generate a second image pickup signal; an inclination angle detection portion configured to detect a rotation around an axis and generate inclination information; and a video processor configured to generate an image signal representing a state that an image represented by the second image pickup signal is made to revolve following the rotation and arranged with respect to an image represented by the first image pickup signal, based on the inclination information, the first image pickup signal and the second image pickup signal, and output the image signal to a display portion configured to display the image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160345807

Manipulator and manipulator system

A manipulator includes an insert part capable of being inserted into the body cavity, a turning part configured to turn the insert part, an operating unit configured to operate the insert part and the turning part, a driving unit configured to drive the insert part and the turning part, and a control unit configured to control the driving unit in association with operation of the operating unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160345806

Insertion apparatus

An insertion apparatus includes a distal end member formed at a distal end portion of an insertion section inserted into a subject, a cylindrical member disposed in the distal end member, and an annular coupling ring into which the distal end member is inserted, a projecting section of the cylindrical member being pinched between the coupling ring and the distal end member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160345805

Set of prisms, prism holder arrangement and endoscope with a variable viewing direction

A set of prisms with a variable viewing direction including: three prisms; the first and third prisms each have a light entrance, mirror surface and light exit surfaces, the second prism has a beam path surface having light entrance and exit regions and at least two mirror surfaces, the first prism is pivoted relative to the second prism about an axis of rotation that runs through the mirror surface of the first prism and one of the at least two mirror surfaces of the second prism, and the third prism is immovably arranged with respect to the second prism, and the second prism is sectionally wider than the first and/or third prisms transversally to a beam path such that at least one lateral wider section of the single beam path surface of the second prism extends on at least one side beyond the light entrance surface of the third prism.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160345804

Swing prism, prism mounting arrangement and endoscope with variable viewing direction

A swing prism for an endoscope with a variable viewing direction, the swing prism including: a flat light inlet surface, a flat light outlet surface, and a flat mirror surface, wherein the flat light inlet surface and the flat light outlet surface are arranged at a 90° angle relative to each other and are each arranged at a 45° angle relative to the flat mirror surface, the swing prism is configured as a cylinder-section-shaped body with a base surface configured as a circle segment, and a cylindrical axis of the cylinder-section-shaped body is perpendicular to the flat light outlet surface, and in a projection onto the flat light outlet surface, the flat light inlet surface constitutes a chord which delimits the circle segment.. . ... Olympus Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160345801

Wire driving device and manipulator

Provided is a wire driving device including: wires one ends of which are attached to a movable member; pulleys to which the other ends of the individual wires are secured; driven gears that are coaxially secured to the individual pulleys; a drive gear that is connected to a driving source; and movable gears that are disposed between the drive gear and the individual driven gears and that can transmit the motive power of the driving source to the driven gears from the drive gear. The movable gears are provided in a movable manner so that the movable gears engage with the drive gear and the driven gears when the drive gear is rotated in a direction, and so that the engagements of the movable gears with at least one of the drive gear and the driven gears are released when the drive gear is rotated in the other direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345057

Data processing system and data processing method

. . A data processing system includes a first virtual machine, a second virtual machine, a switching unit, an external data processing device, and a video output unit. The first virtual machine performs video processing on input processing data. ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345000

Controller for 3d observation apparatus, 3d observation system, and method of controlling the 3d observation apparatus

A controller for a 3d observation apparatus performing 3d observation based on parallax using a plurality of optical systems includes the following sections. A start time acquisition section obtains a start time when energization of the 3d observation apparatus is started. ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344982

Virtual image generating apparatus, virtual image generating method, and recording medium storing virtual image generating program

An image generation apparatus, system, and method that include an image recording unit that records at least one image containing photography position information corresponding to a photography position of the image, an input unit for selecting a selected image from the at least one image recorded in the image recording unit, a map-image unit that acquires at least one map image corresponding to the photography position information of the selected image, a direction detection unit that detects a photography direction of the selected image from the photography position information and acquires at least one surrounding map image viewable from the photography position when the selected image was recorded, and a virtual image generation unit that generates at least one virtual image of a scene viewable from the photography position when the selected image was recorded based on the photography position information and the at least one surrounding map image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344969

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel signal processing unit including a plurality of pixels; a plurality of first charge storage circuits which are configured to hold the first signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion units and output first signal voltages as first pixel signals; and a plurality of second charge storage circuits which are configured to hold second signal charges and output second signal voltages, and a differential analog/digital conversion unit includes: a plurality of first differential calculation units; a plurality of first analog/digital conversion units which are configured to perform analog/digital conversion to the first differential pixel signals and output digital values indicating magnitudes of the first differential pixel signals; and a plurality of second analog/digital conversion units which are configured to perform analog/digital conversion to the second pixel signal and output digital values indicating magnitudes of the second pixel signals.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344966

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel signal-processing unit which includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, wherein the pixel signal-processing unit outputs an total pixel signal while outputting a reduced pixel signal; a difference calculation unit which outputs a digital value obtained by calculating a difference between a digital value indicating a magnitude of the total pixel signal and a digital value indicating a magnitude of the reduced pixel signal; and a bit number reduction unit which reduces the number of bits of either the digital value obtained by calculating the difference, or the digital value indicating the magnitude of the total pixel signal, and outputs a digital value whose number of bits is reduced, wherein the solid-state imaging device outputs the digital value corresponding to the total pixel signal and the digital value indicating the magnitude of the reduced pixel signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344958

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels in which photoelectric conversion units that generate signal charges are arranged in a matrix, a plurality of first charge accumulation circuits that hold the signal charges and output the signal charges as a first pixel signal, a plurality of charge transfer circuits that transfer the signal charges to the first charge accumulation circuit, and a plurality of second charge accumulation circuits that hold signal charges based on the signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion units and output the signal charges as a second pixel signal in which the number of pixels is reduced to a predetermined number, and the charge transfer circuit transfers the signal charges in the same exposure period to the second charge accumulation circuit when transferring the signal charges of the same exposure to the first charge accumulation circuit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342069

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes: a lens holding frame; a fixed frame; driving magnets arranged at the fixed frame such that magnetic poles are alternately reversed along an optical axis; driving coils arranged at the lens holding frame so as to be opposed respectively to the driving magnets; first detection portions that detect a position of the lens holding frame by detecting a change of a magnetic force of the respective driving magnets; a second detection portion, wherein when it is detected that the lens holding frame has reached a predetermined position, an output signal from the second detection portion at the time of the detection is set as a reference position, and position detection of the lens holding frame after the detection is performed based on the output signal from the second detection portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160341950

Optical unit and endoscope

The optical unit is including a tubular fixed part, a front frame part, a back frame part, a movable part, and a voice coil motor that is capable of moving the movable part relatively with respect to the fixed part in a direction of the axis by a coil located in the fixed part and a magnet located in the movable part and magnetically polarized in a direction orthogonal to the axis, wherein at least a part of the movable part is included in a portion of the front frame part projected in the axis direction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160341657

Spectral measurement method

A spectral measurement method of the present invention includes: a measuring step of measuring optical spectra of some sections specified among a plurality of sections on a specimen; a scalar-value calculating step of calculating, for individual measured sections, scalar values that represent information contained in the obtained optical spectra; an interpolating step of interpolating scalar values of unmeasured sections by using the calculated scalar values and by using two types of interpolation methods; an identifying step of identifying sections in which absolute values of differences between the two scalar values interpolated by using the two types of interpolation methods are equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold; and a repeating step of re-executing steps from the measuring step to the identifying step after specifying the identified sections.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160341241

Endoscope

An endoscope includes an insertion section including a bending portion, a bending wire inserted through the insertion section and configured to bend the bending portion, a protruding portion of a suspension frame configured to pull a proximal end portion of the bending wire, and a screw that is fixed to the protruding portion, includes a hole through which the bending wire is inserted, and is configured to latch the proximal end portion of the bending wire in a state where the bending wire is rotatable in the hole around an axis of the bending wire.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160339586

Manipulator-device controlling method

A manipulator-device controlling method including: a step of receiving manipulation signals for manipulators; a step of calculating a target position of a joint on the basis of the manipulation signals; steps of calculating a maximum distance between the manipulators when the joint is assumed to be placed at the target position; a step of comparing the maximum distance with a predetermined threshold; a step of moving the joint to the target position in the case in which the maximum distance is equal to or less than the predetermined threshold; and a step of stopping the movement of the joint in the case in which the maximum distance is greater than the predetermined threshold.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338784

Manipulator system and method of controlling the same

Provided is a manipulator system including: a flexible inserted portion; a manipulator that has a joint portion that is driven at the distal end of the inserted portion; a drive portion that drives the joint portion on the basal-end side of the inserted portion; a shape estimating portion that estimates the shape of the inserted portion; and a control portion that controls the drive portion based on the shape of the estimated inserted portion, wherein the shape estimating portion is provided with detection targets that are arranged, with spaces therebetween, in the inserted portion in the longitudinal direction thereof, a position detection portion that detects three-dimensional positions of the detection targets, and a shape calculating portion that calculates, on the basis of the three-dimensional positions of the detected detection targets, the shape of the inserted portion by dividing the inserted portion into sections in the longitudinal direction thereof.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338771

Treatment tool for endoscope and incision system

A treatment tool for an endoscope includes a sheath which is extended along a longitudinal axis; a pre-curved portion which is disposed at a distal portion of the sheath; a knife wire lumen which is formed along the longitudinal axis of the sheath; a first communication hole and a second communication hole which are open on an outer circumferential surface to communicate the outer circumferential surface positioned with the knife wire lumen; a wire-shaped cutting portion which is protruded from the first communication hole and the second communication hole, and is extended in a position spaced from the outer circumferential surface and the virtual plane; a fixing portion which is provided to fix an end portion of a wire connected to the cutting portion inside the knife wire lumen, and a bending portion which is provided to bend the wire.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338664

Ultrasound observation apparatus

An ultrasound observation apparatus combines ultrasound images generated based on an echo signal, the echo signal being obtained by converting an ultrasound echo into an electrical signal, the ultrasound echo being obtained by transmitting ultrasound to an observation target and by reflecting the ultrasound from the observation target. The apparatus includes: a memory that stores the ultrasound images in chronological order; a correlation unit that detects a moving amount and a moving direction as a three-dimensional correlation between an ultrasound image of a past frame and an ultrasound image of a latest frame; a position correction unit that moves a relative position of the ultrasound image of the past frame with respect to the ultrasound image of the latest frame based on the moving amount and moving direction; and a weighting unit that performs weighting processing on the ultrasound image of the past frame based on the moving amount.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338580

Medical camera head and medical camera apparatus

There is provided a medical camera head including: a first casing configured to accommodate an imaging element; a heat-generating section accommodated in the first casing; a connection section provided in the first casing, an external signal transmission section being connected to one end of the connection section; and a heat transfer member interposed between the heat-generating section and the other end of the connection section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338579

Medical camera head and medical camera apparatus

There is provided a medical camera head including an imaging board integrally including an imaging element mounting section where an imaging element is mounted, a plurality of first flexible portions whose one ends connected to the imaging element mounting section are led out of the imaging element mounting section in different directions, and a connection section connected to the other end sides of the plurality of first flexible portions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338575

Endoscope system

An endoscope system is provided with an insertion portion, a direct-view observation window, a side-view observation window, a video processor, an image processing section configured to remove, overlapping regions between the first image and the plurality of second images and match lengths of sides of the plurality of second images to a length of a side of the first image, and a region of interest detection section configured to detect a region of interest from the plurality of second images. The image processing section performs image processing of canceling the processing of increasing the width of the image region as the distance from the region adjacent to the first image increases for only the second image from which the region of interest is detected among the plurality of second images according to a result of the detection conducted by the region of interest detection section.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338574

Imaging device and endoscope device

An imaging device includes a lens group configured to collect incident light, a prism configured to reflect the light collected by the lens group, and an image sensor having a light receiving unit configured to receive the light reflected by the prism and to perform photoelectric conversion on the received light to generate an electrical signal. The prism is mounted on the light receiving unit, and the lens group is directly mounted on a surface of the image sensor.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338571

Traction balance adjustment mechanism, manipulator and manipulator system

The traction balance adjustment mechanism 1 includes a movable part 2 that goes into operation through at least one degree of freedom, wires 7 connected to the movable part 2, and a traction part 6 that pulls one of the wires 7 and pushes out the other, wherein the length of the one wire 7 pulled by the traction part 6 is longer than the length of the other wire 7 pushed out.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160338570

Medical system

A medical system includes a light source apparatus, an operating field monitor, and a system controller. The system controller includes a discriminating section and a control section configured to perform control to display, when an endoscopic image is displayed on the operating field monitor, a voice operation main screen for instructing operation of a controlled apparatuses and the endoscopic image on the operating field monitor and display, when the endoscopic image is not displayed on the operating field monitor, a voice operation screen for performing a check of operation states of the controlled apparatuses and an operation instruction of the controlled apparatuses on the operating field monitor.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337600

Imaging device and imaging method

. . An imaging device that shoots and records a moving image, the device comprising: an imaging section configured to repeatedly perform imaging at a cycle shorter than the frame rate of the moving image and output image data; an image processing section including a plurality of image composition processing, which is preliminarily determined, and configured to generate a composite image by performing image composition on a series of the image data, which are output from the imaging section, in one processing of the plurality of image composition processing; and an exposure calculation section configured to instruct, based on a field brightness, one processing of the plurality of image composition processing of the series of image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337578

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

An imaging apparatus includes a reading unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The reading unit reads pixel signals from imaging pixels and focus detection pixels. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337571

Image-processing device and image-processing method

An image-processing device is provided with: a flicker detecting portion that detects a flicker component in an input image signal for each frame and that generates a first signal; a storing portion that stores the generated first signal for a plurality of latest continuous frames; a phase-displacement detecting portion that selects, from the stored past first flicker correction signals, the first signal having substantially the same phase as the most-recent first signal, and that detects a phase displacement level with respect to the most-recent first signal; a phase-displacement correcting portion that corrects the selected past first signal on the basis of the detected phase displacement level; an infinite-impulse-response combining portion that generates a second signal by combining, at a predetermined ratio, the corrected past first signal and the most-recent first signal; and a flicker correcting portion that corrects the input image signal on the basis of the generated second signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334626

Eyepiece optical member and head-mounted display device

An eyepiece optical member has an easy-to-clean interior, and a head-mounted display device is provided with the eyepiece optical member. The eyepiece optical member includes a housing with a built-in display element, a light guide prism in which image light from the display element enters through an entrance surface and is guided to exit from an exit surface towards an eyeball of an observer so as to be observed as a magnified virtual image, and a protective member formed separately from the housing and covering a portion of the light guide prism. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334625

Head-mounted display device and light guide prism

The head-mounted display device includes a display element, a light guide prism that, in a state of use, guides a regular image light beam from the display element to an exit surface in front of the user's eye, and a support that secures the display element and the light guide prism with respect to the user's head. On at least one side along the optical axis of the regular image light beam, the light guide prism includes at least one first-type inclined surface at a position outside of the region through which the regular image light beam from the display element passes, and the first-type inclined surface is formed to be inclined so as to cause light incident on the first-type inclined surface from a direction along the optical axis of the regular image light beam to be reflected and emitted to the outside of the user's eyeball.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334613

Apparatus and method for obtaining three-dimensional information

A three-dimensional information obtaining apparatus includes an illumination optical system that illuminates a sample with a light sheet, an imaging device that has a two-dimensional imaging element and that captures an image of the sample illuminated by the illumination optical system, an observation optical system that forms, on the two-dimensional imaging element, a plurality of optical images of the sample observed from a plurality of different directions, and an arithmetic device that calculates three-dimensional information of the sample from a plurality of pieces of image data of the sample. A thickness d of the light sheet satisfies d≦8·pp/β/na when pp>λ·β/(4·na) is satisfied, where pp is a pixel pitch of the two-dimensional imaging element, λ is a wavelength of observation light, β is a magnification of the plurality of optical images, and na is a numerical aperture on an object side of the observation optical system.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332197

Stacked ultrasound vibration device and ultrasound medical apparatus

A stacked ultrasound vibration device is provided with a plurality of piezoelectric bodies between two mass materials, in which brazing materials with an elastic constant smaller than elastic constants of the two mass materials and the plurality of piezoelectric bodies are used to bond the plurality of piezoelectric bodies as similar material bonding portions by a first metal bonding layer with a first thickness and to bond the plurality of piezoelectric bodies and the mass materials as dissimilar material bonding portions by a second metal bonding layer with a second thickness thicker than the first thickness.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332004

Stacked ultrasound vibration device, manufacturing method for stacked ultrasound vibration device, and ultrasound medical apparatus

A stacked ultrasound vibration device includes a stacked piezoelectric body unit in which a plurality of piezoelectric bodies and a plurality of electrode layers are stacked and integrated, a first bonding material that bonds the plurality of piezoelectric bodies and melts at a first bonding temperature lower than a half of a curie temperature of the plurality of piezoelectric bodies, and a second bonding material that bonds the stacked piezoelectric body unit and the two mass materials and melts at a second bonding temperature lower than the first bonding temperature and higher than a maximum temperature during driving.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331473

Surgical system and surgical-system operating method

A surgical system is provided with: a first medical instrument that is disposed inside a body cavity and that has an observation unit and a marking unit that is capable of being positioned with respect to the body cavity; a second medical instrument that is disposed outside the body cavity and that has a treatment section and a driving unit for driving the treatment section; a distance measuring unit that measures the distance between the marking unit and the treatment section; and a control unit that controls the driving unit on the basis of the distance measured by the distance measuring unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331454

Treatment tool for endoscope

A treatment tool for an endoscope, includes a sheath which has a center axis along a longitudinal axis; a pre-curved portion which is disposed at a distal portion of the sheath; a knife wire lumen which has a center axis and is formed along the longitudinal axis; a cutting portion which protrudes from an outer circumference surface positioned at an inward side of the curved shape to outside of the pre-curved portion and extends from a distal end portion toward a proximal end portion of the pre-curved portion; a guide wire accommodation portion which is formed along the longitudinal axis of the sheath; a proximal slit formation portion which is communicated from the guide wire accommodation portion to the outside of the sheath; and a distal slit formation portion which is extended from the proximal end of the pre-curved portion to an intermediate portion of the pre-curved portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331452

Endoscope treatment system and treatment tool for endoscope

A treatment tool for an endoscope includes a sheath which includes a proximal region, a distal region, an outer circumference surface, and an inner circumference surface; a slit portion which extends from the proximal region to the distal region in the longitudinal axis direction of the sheath and is formed to pierce through the sheath from the inner circumference surface to the outer circumference surface; an inlet portion which includes an opening that is formed at the outer circumference surface in the proximal region, the opening being formed to communicate with the slit portion, and being formed to pierce through the sheath from the inner circumference surface to the outer circumference surface in a same direction with that of the slit portion, and a locking portion which is connected to the sheath to be locked to the endoscope apparatus.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331399

Ultrasonic treatment apparatus

A ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a gradual decrease detecting section detecting a gradual decrease start point at which a ultrasonic impedance value starts to gradually decrease, and a peak judging section judging whether or not a held tentative peak value that is a ultrasonic impedance value at the gradual decrease start point is a target peak. The ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes an ultrasonic control section outputting a vibration generating electric power in a second ultrasonic output mode where incision performance provided by an ultrasonic vibration becomes smaller than that in a first ultrasonic output mode before a peak detection point, when at least a prescribed time passes from the peak detection point at which the target peak is detected.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331359

Rigid endoscope for prostate biopsy and treatment instrument

A rigid endoscope for prostate biopsy includes: an insertion portion including a distal end portion including an ultrasound transmission and reception portion, and a bent portion bent at a predetermined curvature; a treatment instrument insertion channel that passes through inside the bent portion and includes a first opening portion provided on a distal end side and a second opening portion provided on a proximal end side; a shaft-shaped portion installed to extend in a proximal end direction of the bent portion along a straight line passing through an inflection portion provided between the distal end portion and the bent portion; and a grasping portion that includes the shaft-shaped portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331352

Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, method for operating ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium

An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus is configured to generate an ultrasound image based on an ultrasound signal obtained by an ultrasound probe having an ultrasound transducer that transmits ultrasound to a subject and receives the ultrasound reflected from the subject. The apparatus includes: an analysis unit that analyzes a frequency of the ultrasound signal to calculate a frequency spectrum of the ultrasound signal for each reception depth; a calculation unit that calculates, in a predetermined order, a distance change rate and a frequency change rate in the frequency spectrum or in a function defined by using the frequency spectrum, to calculate a second-order change rate of the frequency spectrum or of the function; and an estimation unit that estimates an attenuation rate of the ultrasound signal, per unit distance and per unit frequency, in a predetermined region within a scanning region of the ultrasound transducer using the second-order change rate.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331348

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

An ultrasound observation apparatus for generating an ultrasound image based on an ultrasound signal obtained by an ultrasound probe having an ultrasound transducer for transmitting an ultrasound wave to an observation target and receiving the ultrasound wave reflected from the observation target. The ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a frequency analysis unit that analyzes a frequency of the ultrasound signal to calculate frequency spectra depending on a reception depth and a reception direction of the ultrasound signal; a frequency band setting unit that sets a frequency band used for calculating a feature of each of the frequency spectra by use of parameters associated with a frequency spectrum in each of candidate bands having different bandwidths; a feature calculation unit that calculates the feature of each of the frequency spectra based on the frequency band; and a feature image data generation unit that generates feature image data based on the feature.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331223

Medical dilator

A medical dilator includes a keeper section and an auxiliary member. The auxiliary member includes an insertion section configured to be insertable in an opening part, and a support section which is disposed on the insertion section, thereby being inserted in the opening part together with the insertion section, and disposed to cross a direction of insertion of a treatment instrument into the opening part, the support section being configured to support the treatment instrument which is inserted in the opening part.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331219

Endoscopy service support apparatus

A retrieval unit retrieves examination information: that includes the identification information on an endoscope corresponding to the identification information on an endoscope included in cleaning information; and in which an examination end time included in the examination information is prior to a cleaning start time included in the cleaning information. An association candidate determination unit determines, of examination information that satisfy a retrieval condition, examination information including an examination end time closest to the cleaning start time as a candidate for the examination information that should be associated with the cleaning information. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331218

Medical image formation apparatus

A medical image formation apparatus includes laser emitting elements which emit laser light rays different in wavelength, an image selection circuit to select a kind of observation image, a light source controller which controls the laser emitting elements, in accordance with an observation mode corresponding to the selected kind, an imager which images return light ray from an observation target and then outputs the return light ray as an image signal, and an image processor which forms the observation images. A first laser emitting group is controlled when the kind of selected observation image is a first observation image. ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331216

Endoscope device

An endoscope device includes: an insertion portion having an imaging optical system on a distal end of the insertion portion and configured to be inserted into a living body; a pressure detecting unit provided on the distal end of the insertion portion or ahead of the distal end and configured to detect contact with the living body by pressure; and an imaging unit configured to image an inside of the living body through the imaging optical system when a detection result of the pressure detecting unit satisfies a predetermined condition.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331215

Video output apparatus

A video output apparatus includes: a video signal processing section that generates a first video signal having a first resolution; a first text superimposing section that superimposes first textual information on the first video signal; a first output section that outputs the first video signal with the first textual information superimposed; a reduction processing section that receives the first video signal and generates a second video signal having a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution; a second text superimposing section that superimposes second textual information on the second video signal; and a second output section that outputs the second video signal with the second textual information superimposed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331214

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an operation portion including a grasping portion configured to be grasped by a user and having a first longitudinal axis; an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a subject, the insertion portion having a second longitudinal axis that has a predetermined acute angle with respect to the first longitudinal axis and extending from the operation portion at a position on a more distal end side with respect to a treatment instrument insertion portion provided at the grasping portion; and a cable including, at an extension end thereof, a connector portion configured to be detachably connected with an external device, the cable having a third longitudinal axis on an extended line of the first longitudinal axis and extending from a distal end side of the operation portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331212

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an operation portion provided continuously with a proximal end of a rigid insertion portion having a longitudinal axis; an optical element disposed at a distal end part of the insertion portion so as to be rotationally movable around a first shaft perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and a second shaft parallel to the longitudinal axis; a single operation member disposed at the operation portion and swingable forward, backward, leftward, and rightward around a third shaft and a fourth shaft perpendicular to each other; a first transmission member that transmits a rotational force around the first shaft to the optical element by a tilting operation of the operation member around the third shaft; and a second transmission member that transmits a rotational force around the second shaft to the optical element by a tilting operation of the operation member around the fourth shaft.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331211

Actuator control apparatus

An actuator control apparatus includes: a drive circuit configured to apply a current for causing an actuator to drive a driven body; a constant current circuit and configured to control a current value of the current applied to the actuator by the drive circuit; a sense resistance connectable to the drive circuit and in which the current passing through the actuator flows; a change-over switch configured to switch a connection destination of the drive circuit from the constant current circuit to the sense resistance in a predetermined period in a current application period in which the current is applied to the actuator by the drive circuit; and an fpga configured to detect a resistance value of predetermined circuits including the actuator through which the current passes, based on the current flowing in the sense resistance, and configured to detect an abnormality of the actuator based on the detection result.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331210

Insertion apparatus

An insertion apparatus includes an insertion portion, a power spiral tube provided with a spiral fin portion configured to extend in a spiral shape, the power spiral tube being provided on an outer circumferential direction side of the insertion portion so as to be rotatable with respect to the insertion portion around a longitudinal axis, a first motor configured to generate a drive force to rotate the power spiral tube, an operation section provided on a proximal end side of the insertion portion, a second motor configured to generate a drive force to rotate the insertion portion pivotably held to the operation section, and a second motor drive circuit configured to calculate torque to be added to the power spiral tube and perform control so as to drive the second motor in accordance with torque added to the first motor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160331208

Medical apparatus and medical system

The medical apparatus includes an endoscope 2, a manipulator 3 having at least one degree of freedom, a flexible cylindrical sheath 4 mounted on an outer circumference of the manipulator 3, a treatment tool 5 inserted through the sheath 4, and an endoscope/manipulator operating unit 11 for independent operation of the endoscope 2 and manipulator 3.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330415

Solid state imaging apparatus and imaging method

. . A solid-state imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit that images a subject to generate a plurality of pieces of image data having information corresponding to different types of color components at same pixel positions, an operation mode setting unit that sets an operation mode of the imaging unit, a thinning rate setting unit that sets a thinning rate relative to each of the plurality of pieces of image data of the different types of color components in accordance with the operation mode, a thinning processor that performs thinning processing relative to each of the plurality of pieces of image data of the different types of color components generated by the imaging unit in accordance with the thinning rate, and a transmission unit that transmits the plurality of pieces of image data of different types of color components subjected to the thinning processing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330378

Camera system

In a camera system that includes a lens unit and a camera body, the camera body includes a blur correcting unit that performs blur correction in a plurality of directions, and a determining unit that determines whether the lens unit mounted onto the camera body is a lens unit that performs the blur correction in the plurality of directions. When the determining unit determines that the mounted lens unit is the lens unit that performs the blur correction in the plurality of directions, the camera body performs the blur correction in the plurality of directions at a camera body side blur correction ratio, and the lens unit performs the blur correction in the plurality of directions at a lens unit side blur correction ratio.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330377

Camera system

In a camera system that includes a lens unit and a camera body, the camera body includes: an image blur detecting unit that detects image blur in a plurality of directions; an image blur correcting unit that performs image blur correction in the plurality of directions; a determining unit that determines whether a mounted lens unit is a lens unit that performs the image blur correction; and an image blur correction control unit that performs control in such a way that, when a determination result of the determining unit is true (yes), the image blur correcting unit performs the image blur correction only in specific directions from among the plurality of directions, and that performs control in such a way that, when the determination result of the determining unit is false (no), the image blur correcting unit performs the image blur correction in the plurality of directions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327852

Display apparatus

A display apparatus includes an optical image projection system, first optical propagation system, and second optical propagation system. The optical image projection system projects image light to infinity. ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327782

Optical scanning observation apparatus

An optical scanning observation apparatus includes a light emission timing controller, a fiber, a driver, a photodetector, an offset processor that corrects an offset value based on an electrical signal output by the photodetector while a light emission timing controller suspends light emission of a light source, and a signal processor that generates an image signal based on the electrical signal for which the offset value was corrected by the offset processor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327781

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes an endoscope including a flexible insertion tube and a curved-shape detection sensor. The curved-shape detection sensor includes an optical fiber for propagating detection light and a sensing part provided in at least a part of the optical fiber. ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327778

Microscope system and illumination operation device

A microscope system includes: a stage on which a specimen is configured to be placed; an objective lens disposed so as to face the stage; an oblique illumination unit having a plurality of light emitting units arranged annularly around or outside the objective lens, the oblique illumination unit being configured to emit oblique illumination light for irradiating the specimen; an input unit configured to receive an instruction signal that instructs a rotation mode for changing, at regular intervals, a light emitting area where one or more light emitting units of the plurality of light emitting units are caused to emit the oblique illumination light; and an illumination controller configured to change the light emitting area at the regular intervals by controlling light emitting timing of each of the plurality of light emitting units when the input unit receives the instruction signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325121

Ultrasonic treatment system, energy source unit, and actuation method of energy source unit

An energy supplier of an ultrasonic treatment system can output an electric power in a first output mode and a second output mode in which the electric power supplied to a drive force generation unit during a unit time is higher than in the first output mode. A controller maintains an output state of the electric power in the first output mode when a judgment section judges that a load on an ultrasonic probe is less than or equal to a threshold, and switches the output state of the electric power to the second output mode when the judgment section judges that the load is more than the first threshold.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325077

Medical wire and medical device

A medical wire includes a main wire portion and a sub wire portion fixed to the main wire portion, the main wire portion is disposed in a longitudinal direction of the medical wire, and the medical wire has a first region in which a radial cross-sectional area is relatively small and a second region in which a radial cross-sectional area is larger than that of the first region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325056

Pneumoperitoneum apparatus

A pneumoperitoneum apparatus includes: a gas feeding conduit; a gas feeding flow rate variable section; a first pressure measurement section coupled with the gas feeding conduit; a conduit for pressure measurement; a conduit for pressure measurement coupling part coupled with the conduit for pressure measurement; a second pressure measurement section coupled with the conduit for pressure measurement coupling part, and configured to measure pressure in the conduit for pressure measurement; a gas leaking part configured to communicate the gas in the conduit for pressure measurement to an outside to leak the gas in the conduit by a predetermined leakage; and a control section configured to determine that the conduit for pressure measurement is crushed when pressure measured by the second pressure measurement section is smaller than a predetermined threshold.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160324589

Surgical-manipulator manipulating device and surgical manipulator system

Provided is a surgical-manipulator manipulating device for manipulating a surgical manipulator including a treatment-tool distal-end portion having at least one electrically manipulated joint disposed at a distal end of an inserted portion of a flexible endoscope and a manual moving mechanism that moves the position of the treatment-tool distal-end portion, the surgical-manipulator manipulating device including a manual manipulating portion that manipulates a moving mechanism and an electric manipulating portion that manipulates the joint of the treatment-tool distal-end portion, wherein the manual manipulating portion includes a movable portion that moves the treatment-tool distal-end portion in accordance with the amount of displacement, and the electric manipulating portion includes manipulation input portions that drive the joint, and can be secured to the movable portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160324566

Treatment apparatus

A treatment apparatus to treat a body tissue includes a conductive heat transfer plate to transfer heat and power to the body tissue, an electrothermal conversion element provided on the heat transfer plate, the element including an electric resistance pattern that generates heat with a voltage applied, and a lead wire configured to supply an electric current to the heat transfer plate. Heat generation density by the electric resistance pattern in a first region of a pattern region where the electric resistance pattern of the electrothermal conversion element is formed, the first region including a region where a distance from the lead wire is smaller than a predetermined value, is higher than heat generation density by the electric resistance pattern in a second region including at least a part of the pattern region other than the first region.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160324536

Medical treatment instrument

A medical treatment instrument includes a sheath, a needle advanceably and retractably inserted into the sheath, and a stylet having a first outer diameter and advanceably and retractably inserted into the needle. A distal end portion of the needle includes a housing portion, a small-diameter portion provided at a proximal end of the housing portion and having an inner diameter smaller than that of the housing portion, and a slit extending at least from a distal end of the housing portion to a proximal end of the small-diameter portion. ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160324409

Endoscope light source system

A first light source module and an irradiation module are mutually combined. By the combination, illumination light corresponding to a purpose of use is emitted. ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160324408

Light source module and endoscope light source system

A first light source module includes a light source-side connection hole to which a irradiation-side connector of a irradiation module is mechanically detachably attached. The light source-side connection hole is made common to the first irradiation-side connector, which is mounted in the first irradiation module, and the second irradiation-side connector, which is mounted in the second irradiation module, such that the light source-side connection hole is connectable to the first irradiation-side connector and the second irradiation-side connector.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160324406

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: a cmos image sensor including only a vertical ob pixel region as an optical black pixel region, and a horizontal ob pixel region generation processing section that reads a photoelectric conversion signal generated in an effective pixel region in the cmos image sensor and an ob signal generated in the vertical ob pixel region, adds the ob signal generated in the vertical ob pixel region to the beginning or end of each row of the photoelectric conversion signal which has been generated in the effective pixel region and read out for each row, and outputs a signal to which the ob signal is added.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160324402

Optical fiber connection adapter and endoscope apparatus

An optical fiber connection adapter connects connectors, which each include a ferrule that contains a tip of a single-mode optical fiber, and guides light from a laser light source from the interior to the exterior of a casing. The adapter includes a housing, a sleeve configured so that the ferrules are inserted therein and so that the single-mode optical fibers of the connectors are optically connected to each other, and a dust protection ring disposed at a casing side of the sleeve and configured to regulate rotation of the sleeve relative to the housing and to shield an interval between the interior of the casing and the interior of the housing when the connector at the casing side is connected.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160324399

Endoscope system

An endoscope system of the present invention includes a control part has a computation part which computes the radius of curvature of the central axis of the instrument channel when the input signal is received and, may generate the first driving signal according to a result of the computation part computing the radius of curvature so that a treatment instrument at which a rigid part is provided to be easily inserted into a channel while a view of an observation part is limited from deviating from an object to be treated, even when a radius of curvature of a bending part is small while the bending part is bent.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160324398

Endoscope apparatus and method for operating endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a processor including hardware. The processor implements a focus control process that is implemented by controlling the position of a focus lens included in an optical system that is included in an imaging device, and a mist detection process that detects whether or not mist has occurred. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323555

Solid-state image-capturing device

An original image is subjected to reduction processing while minimizing cutting of intrinsically-reproducible frequency bands. A solid-state image-capturing device is provided with: a photoelectric conversion unit that is formed by arraying pixels of a plurality of colors having predetermined color-array periodicity in two-dimensionally, vertically and horizontally; a pixel mixing and reading unit that mixes pixel signals obtained by the photoelectric conversion unit, in each of pixels of the same colors in an n×n (n denotes a desired integer of 2 or more) block, and that outputs multi-channel reduced image signals with a reduction ratio 1/n; and an inter-channel displacement correcting unit that corrects inter-channel displacements of the reduced image signals output by the pixel mixing and reading unit and that outputs corrected reduced image signals.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323539

Medical observation device

A medical observation apparatus includes: an image sensor that outputs an image signal; a transmission signal processing unit configured to convert an electrical signal into serial electrical signals and change number and a destination thereof; an optical signal conversion unit configured to convert the serial electrical signals into optical signals; optical transmission paths configured to transmit the converted optical signals; an electrical signal conversion unit configured to convert the transmitted optical signals into serial electrical signals; a received-signal processing unit configured to performs a predetermined image processing on the received serial electrical signals to generate and output a display image signal to a display device, and detect transmission failure of the optical signals in the optical transmission paths; and a control unit configured to control changing of the number and the destination of the serial electrical signals in accordance with a result of detection of the transmission failure.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323531

Transmission system and processing device

A transmission system includes: a first timing signal generation unit; a second timing signal generation unit; a timing adjustment unit; a transmission processing unit; a first valid data generation unit which receives a first timing signal, receives only data according to valid timing of the first timing signal in a first image signal from a process signal to generate a first valid image signal, and receives only data according to valid timing of the first timing signal in a second image signal and a second timing signal from the process signal to output the received second image signal and the received second timing signal; and a second valid data generation unit which receives the second timing signal from the first valid data generation unit and receives only data according to valid timing of the second timing signal in the second image signal to generate a second valid image signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323527

Endoscopic camera head

There is provided a endoscopic camera head including a cover glass, provided on a connecting face that connects to a base of an endoscope, and disposed to cover an opening for taking into a housing observation light guided inside a lens barrel of the endoscope to the base, and an image sensor configured to receive the observation light passing through the cover glass and entering the housing, and capture an image of a target of observation. In the image sensor, an anti-reflective coating is provided on at least one face of a protective glass disposed facing opposite a light receiving face configured to receive the observation light.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323514

Medical video recording and reproducing system and medical video recording and reproducing device

An image process unit of a medical video recording and reproducing system generates video data of a subject on the basis of an image signal; a characteristic point information generation unit generates characteristic point information for a frame specified in the video data; a server records characteristic point information and video data in an associated manner; a reproduction control unit controls reproduction of a past video on the basis of video data read from the server; a synthesization unit generates synthesized image data obtained by synthesizing live video data from the image process unit and past video data from the reproduction control unit in such a manner that the live video and the past video are displayed simultaneously; and the reproduction control unit conducts control of pausing reproduction at a frame to which the characteristic point information of the past video data is added.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323513

Observation apparatus

An observation apparatus includes an image-pickup control unit configured to set an image-pickup condition of an image-pickup unit so as to control the image-pickup unit, and an enlargement control unit configured to conduct control so that display enlargement is conducted for part of an observation image picked up by the image-pickup unit when a prescribed manipulation is made while the observation image is displayed and to control the image-pickup control unit so that at least a portion of the image-pickup condition set on the basis of an observation image that is not enlarged is changed and set on the basis of a target for which the display enlargement is to be conducted.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323502

Image pickup apparatus, and image correction method

To provide an image pickup apparatus which enables acquisition, by a simple configuration, of a natural image of a dark place or the like at the time of image pickup in a dark environment by eliminating an influence from the surrounding environmental light, an image pickup apparatus of the invention includes an image pickup section for picking up an image of an object and acquiring an image signal, an accumulation section for sequentially accumulating outputs from the image pickup section, a display section for visibly displaying an accumulated image signal of the accumulation section, a position identification section for identifying a position specified on an image displayed on the display section; and a correction section for performing an image correction process on the accumulated image signal of the accumulation section according to an identification result of the position identification section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323493

Image pickup apparatus and method for controlling the same

According to the present invention, an image pickup apparatus includes, an image pickup control unit which drives shutter unit and picks up a still image by image pickup device, captures a first through image by the image pickup device when the shutter unit is opened, and picks up a second through image including a light-shielded area by the image pickup device, the light-shielded area being formed by shielding part of light incident upon imaging plane by the shutter unit when the shutter unit is half light-shielded, and a display control unit which causes a display device to display a through image using at least the first through image and the second through image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323492

Image pickup apparatus and method for controlling the same

According to the present invention, an image pickup apparatus includes, an image pickup control unit which drives shutter unit and picks up a still image by image pickup device, captures a first through image by the image pickup device when the shutter unit is opened, and picks up a second through image including a light-shielded area by the image pickup device, the light-shielded area being formed by shielding part of light incident upon the imaging plane by the shutter unit when the shutter unit is half light-shielded, and an image pickup auxiliary control unit which performs image pickup auxiliary control to pick up the still image based on one of the first through image and the second through image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160322412

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes: a first substrate having a plurality of first photoelectric conversion units; a second substrate having a plurality of second photoelectric conversion units; a microlens that forms an image of light; a selector that selects light that has passed through only one of two pupil regions in an exit pupil of an imaging lens in light passed through the microlens and transmitted through the first photoelectric conversion units; a refractor that refracts the light selected by the selector to a side of the second photoelectric conversion units; a first wiring arranged on the first substrate to transmit signals for imaging signals generated by the plurality of first photoelectric conversion units; and a second wiring arranged on the second substrate to transmit signals for focus detection using a phase difference detection method, which are generated by the plurality of second photoelectric conversion units.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321785

Image processing apparatus

A filtering unit applies a filter for suppressing a high-frequency component to a second image generated by performing image processing including at least enlargement processing on a first image captured by using an endoscope. An image reducing unit generates a third image by performing reduction processing on the second image to which the filter has been applied. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321467

Removable data storage medium, medical device and method for operating a removable data storage medium

A removable data storage medium including a serial interface; a non-volatile storage medium; a memory controller controlling data transmission between the serial interface and the non-volatile storage medium, a receiving unit; and a write protection unit; wherein the receiving unit is configured to receive a device identification feature from a medical device that can be connected to the removable data storage medium; and the write protection unit is configured to compare the device identification feature with a predetermined internal criterion, and, if the device identification feature complies with the predetermined internal criterion, permits read and write access from the medical device to the non-volatile storage medium and, if the device identification feature does not comply with the predetermined internal criterion, limits access of the medical device to the non-volatile storage medium to read access.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320607

Observation apparatus

An observation apparatus including: a light source unit that generates illumination light by using a plurality of solid-state illumination devices; an image-acquisition device that acquires an image of an object illuminated with the illumination light; an image processing unit that processes acquired image signals; and a control unit that controls the light source unit and/or the image processing unit. One of the illumination devices has a peak in a g channel, another one of the illumination devices has a peak in an r channel, and, when increasing and reducing the amount of the illumination light, the control unit performs control so as to satisfy Δsr/Δsg>1 and Δsr/Δsg<1, respectively, where Δsr and Δsg are rates of change of system gains applied to the r and g channels, respectively.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320606

Optical system, stereoscopic imaging device, and endoscope

An optical system 1 includes, in order from an object side to an image plane side, a front group gf including a first front group gf1 arranged centering a first front central axis cf1 and a second front group gf2 arranged centering a second front group central axis cf2 as a rotation symmetry axis extending parallel to the first front group central axis cf1; and a back group gb arranged centering a single back group central axis cb. A central principal ray of a first light beam l1 that has passed through the first front group gf1 and a central principal ray of a second light beam l2 that has passed through the second front group gf2 do not cross each other from when they exit from the back group gb to when they reach the image plane.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320601

Microscope, sheet-illumination microscope, and microscope-image acquiring method

In order to acquire clear images when different positions on a specimen in the direction of the optical axis of an illumination optical system are observed with a sheet illumination method, a microscope apparatus of the present invention includes: a detection optical system that detects fluorescence produced in a specimen immersed in a medium having a different refractive index from air and accommodated in a container and that acquires a fluorescence image; an illumination device that focuses excitation light emitted from an excitation-light source, in the form of a plane along a plane intersecting an optical axis of the detection optical system and that makes the planar excitation light incident on the specimen in the container; a driving unit that moves the specimen in the direction of the optical axis of a cylindrical lens; and an illumination control unit that adjusts the focal position of the illumination device on the basis of a movement amount of the specimen moved by the driving unit such that the air-equivalent length along the optical path of the excitation light from the illumination device to the optical axis of the detection optical system is maintained constant.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320596

Scanning microscopy system

A scanning microscopy system includes a photodetector and a scanning optical system that irradiates light onto a plurality of spots on an observed object to scan the observed object such that a positional relationship between an image of the observed object and the photodetector is maintained. The scanning optical system includes a confocal plate in which a plurality of apertures are placed in order in an intermediate image plane situated between the observed object and the photodetector and that includes a lens array having a plurality of lens elements that cover the plurality of apertures. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320588

Lens interchangeable type camera, interchangeable lens, and control method for lens

A lens interchangeable type camera system, comprising an interchangeable lens and a camera body, comprising a first control section that carries out manual focus control by detecting rotation direction and rotation amount of an operation member, in accordance with a manual focus mode command from a mode setting at a time when the operation member is at the first position, and a second control section that, when the operation member is at a second position, irrespective of a command from a mode setting section, notifies a detection result of a first detection section to the camera body, detects rotational position of the operation member using a third detection section, and forcibly carries out manual focus control based on a rotation position, wherein the lens interchangeable type camera system further comprises a function restriction section that sets operation of the second control section to valid or invalid.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320263

Eccentricity amount obtainment method and eccentricity amount obtainment device

According to one aspect, an eccentricity amount obtainment method is a method of obtaining shift eccentricity amounts of lens frames through in a lens barrel that includes the plurality of lens frames having lens cells, the eccentricity amount obtainment method including arranging, in each of the lens cells, a flat plate member on which an index is formed and which has optical transparency and arranging the lens frames in the lens barrel in a prescribed order so as to assemble an assembly, a emitting illumination light to the flat plate members, obtaining pieces of information related to positions of the indexes formed on the flat plate members, and obtaining, as the shift eccentricity amounts of the lens frames, the positional displacement amounts with respect to the indexes formed on the flat plate members with respect to an arbitrary position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317236

Surgical instrument and medical manipulator system

The surgical instrument includes a long member, a link portion, a treatment portion, a drive control unit, and a power transmission member. The link portion includes a first rotary shaft having a first rotation axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis at a distal end of the long member and a second rotary shaft that is movable with respect to the first rotation axis and that is linked to the shaft. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317213

Urological instrument

A urological instrument having a working electrode, to which a high frequency can be applied in a bladder filled with liquid, and having a temperature sensor arranged at a fixed distance therefrom, is characterized in that the temperature sensor has two measuring electrodes which are arranged at a fixed distance relative to one another, can be brought into liquid contact, and are connected to a resistance measuring device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317183

Medical port

A medical port includes: a faceplate having a through-hole; an elastic member formed in a curved shape and configured to clamp and fix a living tissue between the elastic member and the faceplate; and a string-shaped member fixed at a first end to the elastic member and extending from the elastic member through the faceplate. The elastic member is configured such that extension of the string-shaped member through the faceplate in a direction opposite to the elastic member reduces an outer diameter of the curved shape of the elastic member.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317179

Ultrasonic treatment instrument

In an ultrasonic treatment instrument, a vibration generation section is connected to a probe from a proximal direction side in an inside of a case by coupling a drive assembly integrally and detachably to a handle assembly. An opposite extended portion is extended from the case in a state where the opposite extended portion is opposed to the movable handle on the proximal direction side with respect to the movable handle and a space between the opposite extended portion and the movable handle can be opened and closed, when the drive assembly is coupled to the handle assembly. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317172

Tissue excision device

This tissue excision device has the following elements: a jaw disposed at a distal end of an insertion portion and used to sandwich tissue; a cutter movable along a track formed along the shape of the jaw; a drive unit which generates force to drive the cutter; and a force transmission member which connects the drive unit and the cutter and accommodated in an accommodation portion provided along the track, and which transmits the force generated by the drive unit to the cutter, and the drive unit is configured to generate greater force as reaction force from the accommodation portion becomes greater.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317165

Tissue grasping tool

A tissue grasping tool includes: a longitudinal-axis member; a first member and second member; a manipulation member; a first wire-shaped member protruding from the first member and being formed a first loop; and a second wire-shaped member protruding from the second member and being formed a second loop; the first wire-shaped member and the second wire-shaped member extend in a direction which gradually approaches with each other as it goes toward the distal side from a proximal side of the first and second loops; in a state of which the first member and the second member come close with each other, the second wire-shaped member passes through an inside of the first loop; and a distance between distal end portions of the first and second loops is increased according to an operation in which the first member and the second member approach.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317155

Atrial-appendage ligation treatment tool and atrial-appendage ligation system

Even if atrial-appendage tissue is damaged due to an excessive force unintentionally exerted during ligation of the atrial appendage, the effect of the damage is minimized. Provided is an atrial-appendage ligation treatment tool that is used, together with an atrial-appendage ligation tool having a ligation part, to perform atrial-appendage ligation treatment. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317154

Atrial-appendage ligation treatment tool and atrial-appendage ligation system

Completion of atrial-appendage ligation using a ligation loop is confirmed easily and more reliably. Provided is an atrial-appendage ligation treatment tool including: an insertion portion that is introduced into a cardiac sac through a sheath penetrated through a pericardium; a securing part that secures a distal end of the insertion portion to an atrial appendage; and a sensor that is provided at the distal end of the insertion portion and that detects the state of the atrial appendage.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317126

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

An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a calculation unit that calculates features of frequency spectra obtained by analyzing a frequency of an ultrasound signal; a setting unit that uses each attenuation factor candidate value per unit length and per unit frequency that give different attenuation characteristics, in each divided region obtained by dividing an ultrasound image, to perform attenuation correction on the features of the frequency spectra for removing an influence of ultrasound, and thereby calculates a preliminarily corrected feature of each frequency spectrum for each attenuation factor candidate value, and sets an optimum attenuation factor among attenuation factor candidate values; and a correction unit that calculates a cumulative attenuation factor per unit frequency at a sampling point, using an optimum attenuation factor of a divided region present between a surface of an ultrasound transducer and the sampling point, and performs attenuation correction on the features using the cumulative attenuation factor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317098

Imaging apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method

An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging element that generates image data by photoelectrically converting light received by pixels; a filter array including a unit including different types of visible light filters with different transmission spectrum maximum values within a visible light band, and invisible light filters having a transmission spectrum maximum value in an invisible light range of wavelengths longer than those of the visible light band; a partial area detection unit that detects a partial area of the subject on an image corresponding to the image data; and a vital information generation unit that generates vital information on a subject based on image signals output by pixels, in an imaging area of the imaging element corresponding to the detected partial area, on which the invisible light filters are disposed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160317002

Capsule endoscope apparatus

A capsule endoscope apparatus is configured to be introduced into a subject, and includes: an imaging unit configured to image an inside of the subject to generate and read image data of the inside of the subject; a shared coil configured to transmit or receive radio waves; a function switching unit configured to switch between an image transmitting function in which the shared coil transmits the image data through the radio waves outside the capsule endoscope apparatus, and a driving function in which the shared coil receives the radio waves applied from outside to start or stop the capsule endoscope apparatus; and a switching controller configured to control the function switching unit so as to switch from the driving function to the image transmitting function at a timing when the imaging unit completes reading of the image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160316996

Joint mechanism, manipulator, and manipulator system

Provided is a joint mechanism including a tubular first member having a through-hole; a second member disposed at the distal end of the first member and swivelable about a swivel axis intersecting a central axis thereof; a flexible, tubular guide sheath extending near the central axis of the through-hole and a distal end of which is fixed to the second member; a manipulation wire introduced toward the distal end of the guide sheath; and a turnaround section that is provided in the second member at a position decentered from the swivel axis in the radial direction and that causes the manipulation wire introduced from the first member via the guide sheath to make a u-turn toward the first member. A distal end of the manipulation wire caused to make a u-turn at the turnaround section is fixed to a position decentered in the radial direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160316995

Medical signal processing device and medical observation system

A medical signal processing device is communicably connected to a medical control device through a plurality of signal transmission paths and processes an image signal corresponding to a result obtained by examining an inside of a subject. The medical signal processing device includes a transmission signal processing unit configured to generate a plurality of image signals for transmission by distributing the image signal based on transmission failure information that indicates a transmission failure on a signal in the signal transmission paths.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316162

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device, in which a plurality of overlapping substrates are included and the plurality of substrates are electrically connected to each other, includes a pixel circuit, a first readout circuit configured to read out signals from the photoelectric conversion units, a signal-processing circuit configured to perform signal processing on signals read out from the photoelectric conversion units, an output circuit configured to output signals processed by the signal-processing circuit to the outside, a first wiring configured to be provided to correspond to each of the four circuits and to supply a first voltage to each of the four circuits, a second wiring configured to be provided to correspond to each of the four circuits and to supply a second voltage different from the first voltage to each of the circuits, and a capacitor that is electrically connected with the first wiring and the second wiring.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316139

Imaging apparatus, and imaging system

According to the present invention, an imaging apparatus includes: a screen generating unit which generates a help screen by displaying allocation parameter corresponding to each of operation units on an operation unit layout drawing indicating positions of the operation units on the basis of a parameter database showing the operation unit allocated to each of the allocation parameters; and a display change judgment unit which judges whether to change the display state of the operation unit layout drawing, wherein the screen generating unit changes the angle of the operation unit layout drawing when there are operation unit layout drawings drawn from different angles and when the display change judgment unit judges to change the display state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316138

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

10/27/16 / #20160314714

Model for endoscope

A model for an endoscope includes a tissue holding portion including: a first member which has a through hole, which is hard, and which is formed in a frame shape; and a second member which is formed in a sheet shape with a material that is more flexible than the first member and is elastically deformable, which has a window portion that penetrates the second member in a thickness direction of the second member, and which is attached to the first member. A piece of tissue is attached to the second member such that the piece of tissue overlaps the window portion, and the second member is attached to the first member in a state in which the second member is elastically deformed so that tension acts on the second member.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313552

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

10/27/16 / #20160313551

Lighting apparatus

A lighting apparatus includes: a light source unit configured to emit first light and second light; a light-receiving unit configured to output a first light detection signal having strength corresponding to first light-receiving sensitivity and an incident light quantity of the first light and a second light detection signal having strength corresponding to second light-receiving sensitivity and an incident light quantity of the second light; a calculation unit configured to generate a first multiplication signal by multiplying the first light detection signal by a first coefficient and generate a second multiplication signal obtained by multiplying the second light detection signal by a second coefficient; and a control unit configured to control the light source unit so as to decrease a light quantity based on the first multiplication signal or second multiplication signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313548

Method for capturing image of three-dimensional structure of specimen and microscopic device

A structure of a specimen is labeled with a material whose state can be switched between a first state and a second state, wherein the material has fluorescence in the first state and does not have fluorescence in the second state when excited by light of a predetermined wavelength. The material in the first state is illuminated with the light and is excited. ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313545

Laser scanning microscope

In order to allow precise observation of a specimen at an observation point with a desired depth without changing the working distance of an objective optical system while employing a simple configuration, a laser scanning microscope according to the present invention includes an objective lens having a plurality of optical elements that are disposed with gaps therebetween in an optical-axis direction and that condense laser light emitted from a light source onto a specimen and also having an adjustment ring that allows changing of the focal point by moving the optical elements in the optical-axis direction; a scanner that has a galvanometer mirror capable of oscillating about a predetermined oscillation axis and that scans the laser light condensed onto the specimen by the objective lens in accordance with an oscillation angle of the galvanometer mirror; a light detecting unit that obtains image information of the specimen on the basis of return light returned from the specimen scanned with the laser light; and a scanner controlling unit that controls the oscillation angle of the galvanometer mirror so as to maintain an observation range of the specimen observed by the light detecting unit on the basis of the positions of the optical elements moved by the adjustment ring.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160310257

Ureteral stent with anti-migration features

Ureteral stents include a tubular body defining a lumen and have (i) a distal kidney section to be placed in or near a patient's kidney, (ii) a proximal bladder section to be placed within or near the patient's bladder, and (iii) a ureter section between the distal and proximal sections to be placed within the patient's ureter. A first anti-migration feature may be provided at the proximal bladder section and may include one or more projections extending outward from the tubular body. ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160310228

Medical system

A medical system that is capable of displaying a virtual image, comprising: a sensor comprising hardware, wherein the sensor implements: a first detection section that detects information related to at least one of a position and an orientation of an operator; a second detection section that detects a position of an object in a surgery room; and a processor comprising hardware, wherein the processor implements: a calculation section that calculates an area where the virtual image is to be arranged in the air based on the information; a determination section that determines whether or not the object is present in the area based on a result of the detection by the second detection section; and a control section that causes the virtual image to be arranged in the area based on a determination result by the determination section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160310207

Therapeutic treatment system and operation method for therapeutic treatment system

A therapeutic treatment system includes a holding section configured to hold a biological tissue, electrodes provided in the holding section and capable of outputting first high-frequency energy for sealing the biological tissue at a first sealing temperature and second high-frequency energy for dissecting the biological tissue at a first dissection temperature higher than the first sealing temperature, electrodes provided in the holding section and capable of outputting first thermal energy for sealing the biological tissue at a second sealing temperature higher than the first sealing temperature and second thermal energy for dissecting the biological tissue at a second dissection temperature lower than the first dissection temperature and higher than the second sealing temperature, and a control section configured to control temperature of each of the electrodes to output the second thermal energy after the output of the first high-frequency energy.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160310155

Atrial-appendage ligation surgical tool and atrial appendage ligation system

An atrial-appendage ligation surgical tool that includes a pressing part and a shaft, in which the pressing part is guided into a pericardium via a sheath penetrating through a pericardial membrane, and includes contact portions that press the vicinity of a base of an atrial appendage and have a circular cross-sectional shape and round distal ends, and in which the shaft is in an inserted state in the sheath, supports the pressing part at a distal end, and has a rigidity that enables transmission of a pressing force acting in the longitudinal direction, applied from the proximal end side of the sheath.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160310144

Atrial-appendage ligation surgical tool

An atrial appendage ligation surgical tool that includes: a tubular loop shaft having an inner hole that penetrates therethrough in a longitudinal direction; and a ligature loop that is in an inserted state in the inner hole of the loop shaft and formed of a wire that forms a loop closed with a knot at a distal end of the loop shaft, the loop being contractible in size by being pulled from a proximal end of the loop shaft. The ligature loop is given a tendency to form a flat ring-shaped loop having a size an atrial appendage is insertable when in a free state, and the knot is placed near an end of the loop in a long axis direction thereof.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160309991

Stopcock

A stopcock for a channel that guides a flux medium in a medical endoscope, the stopcock having a housing accommodating a plug rotatable about an axis in a conical seat penetrated by the channel, wherein the housing has a bearing collar adjacent to the conical seat in the direction of the axis, in which bearing collar a handle body is mounted to be rotatable about the axis, the handle body supporting a handle outside the housing and rotationally coupled to the plug displaceable in direction of the axis and resiliently supported relative thereto, wherein the handle body has a radially elastic detent device engaging a circumferential inner groove of the bearing collar to be locking in direction of the axis, wherein the plug is arranged and configured bring the detent device out of engagement with the bearing collar upon displacement in direction of the axis into an unlocked position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160309990

Endoscope and endoscope system

A valve unit is switchable to an open position at which an outside of an exterior portion and an inner cavity communicate with each other and a closed position at which a communication between the outside of the exterior portion and the inner cavity is blocked in an endoscope. In the endoscope, an electric power is supplied to a drive force generation section only when a connection portion of an universal cord is connected to a peripheral device, and the drive force generation section generates a drive force to drive the valve unit by a supply of the electric power. ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160309989

Endoscope connector and endoscope reprocessor

A connector functioning as an endoscope connector includes an outer cylinder member, an inner cylinder member, and an urging member. The outer cylinder member includes a channel, an inner circumferential section provided in an inner circumference of the channel, and an inner circumferential section provided further on the outflow port side than the inner circumferential section. ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160309986

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an endoscope and a plurality of over-tubes provided with tube insertion sections having flexibility, through which an insertion section of the endoscope is inserted, and balloons to be expanded and contracted disposed on distal end sides of the tube insertion sections, in which at least outer diameters of the tube insertion sections are different from one another. A size relation of effective lengths of the respective tube insertion sections in the plurality of over-tubes is set to be opposite to a size relation of outer diameters of the tube insertion sections.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160309985

Endoscope

There is provided an endoscope capable of realizing equal operability by either a left or right hand without upsizing an operation portion. For this purpose, an operation portion is formed in a bilaterally symmetrical shape; a suction button and a bending lever are disposed at a center in a left and right width direction of the operation portion facing each other; and respective arm portions are disposed in a state of being rotated around a central axis of the bending lever by a predetermined angle relative to up, down, left and right tilt directions defined for the bending lever.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160309984

Antenna system, antenna holder, and receiving device

An antenna system includes: a belt-shaped sheet portion to which a receiving antenna is detachably attached to receive information transmitted from a body-insertable apparatus introduced into a subject, the sheet portion being configured to be wrapped around and attached on a trunk of the subject; shape detection units provided on the sheet portion along a longitudinal direction of the sheet portion to detect a shape of the sheet portion; a position defining unit configured to specify an attachment position of the receiving antenna on an outer surface of the sheet portion based on the shape of the sheet portion detected by the shape detection units; and a display unit configured to display the attachment position specified by the position defining unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309131

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

. . . . An image processing device includes a processor, and the processor acquires a captured image that has been captured using an image sensor, the image sensor including a multi-band color filter array in which color filters that respectively correspond to four or more bands are arranged in an array, generates a low-noise reference image subjected to a noise reduction process as a reference image that is used for an interpolation process that is performed on pixel values of the captured image, and performs the interpolation process on a band basis based on the generated low-noise reference image to generate an interpolated image in which pixel values of missing pixels are interpolated.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309093

Image display terminal, image display method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing program

An image display terminal includes a memory configured to store a plurality of sample images and display time of the sample images; a display interface configured to display live images continuously output from an imaging module and the sample images; and a display control unit, wherein the display control unit performs a control to cause the live images to be displayed on the display interface, and cause a first image of the plurality of sample images to be displayed on the display interface for the display time, and when the display time has elapsed, the display control unit performs a control to cause the first image to be non-displayed, and cause a second image of the plurality of sample images, different from the first image and non-displayed, to be displayed on the displayer interface for the display time.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309051

Imaging operation terminal, imaging system, software extraction method, and computer-readable device

An imaging operation terminal includes: a storage section which stores software identification information for identifying imaging and editing software which performs at least one of an operation relating to imaging of an imaging module mounting an optical module and to editing of an image imaged by the imaging module in association with each combination of imaging module identification information for identifying imaging module and optical module identification information for identifying optical module; a communicating section which wirelessly receives the imaging module identification information for identifying the imaging module and the optical module identification information for identifying the optical module mounted to the imaging module from the imaging module when establishing wireless connection with the imaging module; and a software extracting section which extracts the software identification information corresponding to the combination of imaging module identification information and optical module identification information received by the communicating section from the storage section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306165

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a rigid distal end portion provided in a distal end portion of an insertion section and configured by a flex, and an elastic cylindrical portion provided on a proximal end side of the rigid distal end portion of the insertion section. The elastic cylindrical portion does not bend according to an bending operation by an operation section, has a rigidity to bending higher than a rigidity to bending of a bending portion and lower than a rigidity to bending of a flexible tube portion, has a length that is equal to or longer than the bending portion along an axial direction of the insertion section, and is configured by a tightly wound coil that is not compressed in the axial direction of the insertion section.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306164

Optical scanning image forming apparatus and optical scanning image forming method

Provided is an optical scanning image forming apparatus, including: a light source section; an illumination scanning section scanning illumination light from the light source section and irradiating the illumination light onto an object; a light detection section detecting detection light from the object; a calculation section calculating a drive waveform for providing a light scanning pattern to be formed by the illumination scanning section; and a coordinate for image construction; and an image drawing section drawing an image based on the detection light detected by the light detection section and the coordinate for image construction, the drive waveform consisting of, in a predetermined period, a plurality of frames of different phases. Also provided is an optical scanning image forming method.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306163

Light source apparatus

A light source apparatus includes first and second light sources having different maximum light amounts used, a first light amount detection section detecting a light amount of first light of the first light source, a second light amount detection section detecting a light amount of second light of the second light source, a light amount limiting section limiting a light amount of light incident upon the second light amount detection section so that light amounts detected in the first light amount detection section and the second light amount detection section match a predetermined value within a detection range when light with the maximum light amounts used are emitted from the first light source and the second light source, and a control section controlling amounts of light emission of the first light source and the second light source based on detection results of the first and second light amount detection sections.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306155

Sample observation device

A sample observation device includes an illumination optical system and an observation optical system. The illumination optical system includes a light source, a condenser lens, and an aperture member. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306154

Light sheet illumination microscope

A light sheet illumination microscope includes an illumination optical system configured to illuminate a sample from a direction substantially perpendicular to an optical axis of a detection optical system. The illumination optical system includes a first optical element configured to convert light emitted from a light source into a light sheet that forms an illumination area having a sheet shape substantially perpendicular to the optical axis of the detection optical system when the sample is irradiated with the light sheet. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306148

Lens system and image pickup device equipped with the same

A lens system, from an object side to an image side in the following order, includes; an object-side lens group that is disposed closest to the object side and having positive refractive power; a focusing lens group that moves during a focusing operation and having negative refractive power; a third lens group; a wobbling lens group that vibrates in an optical axis direction; and an image-side lens group that is disposed closest to the image side.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160305912

Photoacoustic microscope

A photoacoustic microscope includes a light source, an objective lens, a light scanner, a photoacoustic wave detector, and a calculation unit. The light source emits excitation light. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302845

Treatment device

A treatment device to treat a living tissue, includes: first and second holding portions; a rotary member including a working portion including an edge portion which is rotated around a central axis equal to or substantially parallel with the longitudinal axis, the rotary member capable of moving the edge portion from the first holding portion to the second holding portion; a first guide portion provided in the first holding portion and capable of guiding the edge portion toward the second holding portion through the holding surface of the first holding portion; and a second guide portion provided in the second holding portion, and capable of guiding the edge portion to the second holding portion through the holding surface of the first holding portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302843

Plasma treatment system

A plasma treatment system includes a spout, a suction hole, a first electrode and a second electrode, an impedance acquisition unit, a liquid volume adjustment unit, and a first control unit. The first electrode and a second electrode are configured to generate plasma to treat a living tissue by the application of a voltage. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302824

Puncture treatment tool

A puncture treatment tool includes a needle tube whose distal end is insertable into tissue, a cylindrical main body through which the needle tube is inserted, a needle stopper through which the main body is inserted and which is provided such that a position where the needle stopper is fixed to the main body can be changed in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the main body, and a slider which is fixed to a proximal end part of the needle tube, the slider being disposed to be operated movable relative to the main body. The slider is configured to be capable of selecting from a first state in which the slider is movable in the axial direction relatively to the main body without rotating in the circumferential direction of the main body, or a second state in which the slider is rotatable in the circumferential direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302792

Method for tissue resection

A tissue resection method of resecting a portion of a hollow organ includes a first step of specifying a position and a range of a resection target tissue from the inside of the hollow organ and showing the position and the range in a visually recognizable manner from the inside of a body cavity; a second step of bringing a bioabsorbable member introduced into the body cavity into contact with the resection target tissue and pressing the resection target tissue, thereby inverting the resection target tissue to the inside of the hollow organ; and a third step of resecting the inverted resection target tissue over all layers from the inside of the hollow organ and performing anastomosis of a hole formed in the hollow organ from the inside of the hollow organ.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302768

Ultrasound observation apparatus

An ultrasound observation apparatus that generates an ultrasound image based on an ultrasound signal obtained by receiving ultrasound reflected by a contrast medium in a target region of a subject to which the contrast medium is administered includes a measuring section configured to measure predetermined measurement items related to administration of the contrast medium, an image quality setting changing section configured to change an image quality setting of the ultrasound image from one to another of a first image quality setting suitable for observing how the contrast medium flows into the target region and a second image quality setting suitable for observing how the contrast medium is retained in the target region, and a control section configured to control setting changing operation by the image quality setting changing section based on a measurement result of the measuring section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302693

Wireless transmitter and biological information acquisition system

A wireless transmitter, arranged outside of a living body and capable of performing wireless transmission utilizing magnetic coupling for an in-vivo observation apparatus inside of the living body, includes: a magnetic field generator including a plurality of plane coils inside, the plurality of plane coils being arranged such that each of coil surfaces is positioned on a same plane or arranged in a layer such that the coil surfaces are parallel to each other; a power source for supplying currents to be applied to the plurality of plane coils; a phase switch for performing operation for supplying the currents supplied from the power source to the plurality of plane coils while switching phases of the currents: and a controller for controlling sequential and repeated switching of states of the currents flowing through the plurality of plane coils at each predetermined period.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302654

Endoscope reprocessor

An endoscope reprocessor includes: an endoscope housing portion; a medicinal solution tank in which a medicinal solution is stored; a medicinal solution transfer portion that transfers the medicinal solution from the medicinal solution tank to the endoscope housing portion; a comparison portion that compares the concentration of the medicinal solution and a first reference concentration; a first adjustment portion that increases a reaction rate of the medicinal solution in a state in which the concentration of the medicinal solution is lower than the first reference concentration; and a control portion to which the comparison portion and the first adjustment portion are connected, and which drives the first adjustment portion in a case where the comparison portion determines that the concentration of the medicinal solution is lower than the first reference concentration.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302653

Method of measuring distance by an endoscope, and endoscope system

A method of measuring distance by an endoscope includes a step of imaging and a step of measuring distance. The step of imaging includes a step of producing out an image taken by an imaging unit. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302652

Fluorescence observation apparatus

A fluorescence observation apparatus including: a light source unit that simultaneously irradiates a subject with illumination light and excitation light having a partial wavelength band of the wavelength band of the illumination light; an objective lens unit that forms an image of reflected light reflected at the subject due to being irradiated with the illumination light and an image of fluorescence generated at the subject due to being irradiated with the excitation light; a single image capturing element that simultaneously acquires the images of reflected light and fluorescence; a filter that is disposed between the objective lens unit and the image capturing and that transmits the light, except the excitation light, to the image capturing element; and a light-adjusting unit that adjusts the output intensity of the illumination light and the output intensity of the excitation light from the light source unit independently of each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302651

Endoscope, and endoscope system provided with the endoscope

An object of the invention is to provide an endoscope capable of continuously grasping a direction which a distal end portion of an endoscope faces even when a bending operation is performed. The endoscope of the invention is provided with: a first image pickup optical system provided at a distal end of an insertion portion; a bending portion provided in a vicinity of a distal end portion of the insertion portion and configured to be bendingly operated by a proximal side operation; and a second image pickup optical system disposed on the bending portion and configured so that the distal end of the insertion portion is included within a field-of-view angle.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302649

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a partition wall to shield an inner side space and an outer side space, a cylindrical body including an internal wall surface coupled to the partition wall to be capable of being water tight, and forming a communication hole communicating with the inner side space, and including a through-hole piercing through the internal wall surface to an outer circumference, a valve body fixed to the communication hole keeping watertightness and including a check valve section opening and closing according to a pressure difference between the inner side space and the outer side space, a first frame body provided on an outer circumference side of the cylindrical body and is capable of operating in an axial direction of the cylindrical body, a second frame body sheathed over the cylindrical body and the first frame body keeping watertightness, and forming a first space communicating with the through-hole.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302647

Endoscope imaging unit and method for assembling endoscope imaging unit

This endoscope imaging device is to improve focus adjustment accuracy between an imaging element and an objective lens. This endoscope imaging device has an objective lens unit frame holding objective lenses, and an imaging element supporting frame fitted onto an outer side of the objective lens unit and holding an imaging element. ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302646

Endoscope button unit and endoscope

An endoscope button unit includes a housing having two housing portions, a claw portion that is capable of being locked to a cylinder, and is provided at the housing portion, a connection portion that connects the two housing portions, a ring-shaped portion that is placed at an upper portion of the housing portion and is capable of being pulled with use of a finger or a jig, and a connection portion that connects the housing portion and the ring-shaped portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302645

Wire apparatus and endoscope

A wire apparatus includes a sheath arranged in an endoscope, a wire inserted in the sheath and configured to move in an axial direction or rotated in the sheath, and the wire is configured such that processing of coating including a binder component is performed only to a range of the wire, the range being exposed from the sheath and a powder lubricant which does not include the binder component is applied to at least a range of the wire, the range being inserted in the sheath.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160302644

Display apparatus

A display apparatus for a living body insertable apparatus includes an inserting unit configured to be inserted into a living body, and a power unit configured to generate a propulsive force for the inserting unit in the living body. The display apparatus includes a driving force detector, a display calculator, and a display controller. ... Olympus Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301855

Imaging device and phase difference detection method

An imaging device includes an imager, and a processor including hardware. The imager includes an optical low-pass filter that has a cut-off frequency equal to or lower than 1/(2p) when the pitch of the pixels that are used to capture a first object image and a second object image are p. ... Olympus Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301847

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus comprising the same, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus performs image processing on image data obtained by using an imaging element comprising a plurality of pixels which comprise a first pixel and a second pixel, wherein two different types of exposure times are applied between the first pixel and the second pixel. A blur amount estimation unit estimates an image blur amount. ... Olympus Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301814

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, control method for imaging apparatus, and recording medium storing control program used for controlling imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a storage, a communication unit, an image processor and a communication controller. The imaging unit generates first image data. ... Olympus Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300342

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

An image processing device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire image data generated by an imaging element where each of narrow band filters constituting a predetermined array pattern is disposed at a position corresponding to any one of a plurality of pixels; a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a light amount of the invisible light range under an environment at the time when the imaging element generates the image data is larger than a threshold value; and a generation unit configured to generate vital information of a subject based on the determination result of the determination unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299664

Diagram based visual procedure note writing tool

A diagram based visual procedure note writing, in one aspect, presents an image representing a structure on a user interface display. A plurality of objects is presented on the user interface display. ... Olympus Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160296274

Medical forceps with offset teeth

A forceps including a gripping assembly. The gripping assembly includes an upper jaw and a lower jaw. ... Olympus Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160296101

Variable hardness actuator

A variable hardness actuator includes a first flexible member to which a first electrode is fixed, a second flexible member disposed to be opposed to the first flexible member, a second electrode being fixed to the second flexible member, an insulating member configured to insulate the electrodes, a driving section configured to apply voltages to the electrodes, and an instructing section configured to instruct the driving section to apply a voltage. When the driving section applies the voltage according to the instruction from the instructing section, electrostatic attraction is generated between the electrodes and a frictional force is generated between the flexible members. ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295415

Mobile terminal device, information management device, and information management system

. . According to the present invention, a mobile terminal device includes: an operation input section which accepts operations; a memory section which previously stores a list of states of the mobile terminal device during use as locking conditions to determine a state at the time of limiting an operation of the mobile terminal device; a state determining section which generates state information in accordance with a state of the mobile terminal device; and a function limiting section which determines whether the state information meets the locking conditions, and switches the mobile terminal device to a locked state to limit an operation of the operation input section, when the state information is determined to meet the locking conditions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295141

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an image pickup section provided with an image sensor and configured to obtain an examination image; a cable that transmits the examination image; and a processor that receives the examination image, performs image processing, and displays the processed image. The processor includes: a cable driver that applies a voltage higher than an input voltage standard of the image pickup section so as to compensate for attenuation of a high-frequency signal caused by the cable and outputs a clock signal for driving the image pickup section; a peaking circuit that performs waveform correction of the clock signal; and a dc level limiting circuit configured to limit, when a clock signal inputted from the first peaking circuit is switched to a dc voltage, an amplitude level of the dc voltage so as not to exceed a level of the input voltage standard of the image pickup section.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292875

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

An image processing apparatus includes: a region-of-interest setting unit configured to set a region of interest in an image; a linear convex region extracting unit configured to extract, from the region of interest, a linear region having a predetermined number or more of continuously-arranged pixels whose pixel values are higher than pixel values of neighboring pixels; an intra-region curvature feature data computing unit configured to compute curvature feature data based on curvatures of one or more arcs along the linear region; and an abnormality determining unit configured to determine whether there is an abnormal portion in the region of interest, based on a distribution of the curvature feature data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291833

Operation device, information processing apparatus comprising operation device, and operation receiving method for information processing apparatus

An operation device includes a touch panel, a detection unit, and a line drawing determination unit. The touch panel detects a contact position where an object has contacted, and outputs a result of detection. ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291313

Insertion apparatus

An insertion apparatus includes a flexible insert section inserted into an insertion target and a curved-shape detection sensor which detects a curved shape of the insert section. The curved-shape detection sensor includes at least a core, a cladding, a coating, and a sensing part mechanically attached to the core and detecting the curved shape. ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291312

Imaging device and endoscope device

An imaging device includes: a holder that has a substantially hollow cylindrical shape having first and second end portions, both of the first and second end portions being opened in a longitudinal direction of the holder, the holder having a cutout portion on a side surface of the first end portion; a lens group provided inside the holder and configured to collect light incident from the second end portion of the holder; an optical member provided inside the holder and configured to transmit or reflect the light collected by the lens group; and an image sensor configured receive the light from the optical member. Part of an outer surface of the optical member is a columnar surface, and the columnar surface of the optical member abuts on an inside of the holder. ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160290973

Phased-array probe and a phased-array search unit

The phased-array probe to be received on a probe receiving area of a wedge generally has a probe housing, a plurality of acoustic transducer elements disposed in the probe housing and distributed along a length of a working surface of the probe housing, and a matching layer covering the plurality of acoustic transducer elements and extending to cover an extended region of the working surface of the probe housing such that the matching layer forms a closed contact with an upper end of an acoustic damping junction of the wedge when the working surface of the probe housing of the phased-array probe is received on the probe receiving area of the wedge, wherein the closed contact prevents acoustic energy from being reflected from the extended region of the working surface of the probe housing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160290972

Method of conducting probe coupling calibration in a guided-wave inspection instrument

The method for calibrating an inspection instrument coupled with acoustic transducers disposed at circumferential positions distributed around a surface of an elongated object to inspect generally has the steps of: for each one of the circumferential positions, measuring a first and a second received signal using two acoustic transducers disposed at two axial positions along the object, the received signals resulting from the propagation of an acoustic guided wave signal along the object; identifying an acoustic mode according to the first received and the second received signals using a known period of time associated with the propagation of the acoustic guided wave signal between the two axial positions along the object; and determining a coupling coefficient associated with the acoustic mode, the coupling coefficient being indicative of the coupling of the acoustic transducers on the object; and calibrating the inspection instrument coupled to the object based on the coupling coefficients.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160287346

Flexible-manipulator guide member and flexible manipulator

A flexible-manipulator guide member is provided in an inserted portion of a flexible manipulator including the elongated flexible inserted portion, the movable portion disposed at the distal end of the inserted portion, a drive portion disposed at the base end of the inserted portion, and the elongated driving-force transmitting member that transmits motive power of the drive portion to the movable portion, and is provided with a lumen through which the driving-force transmitting member passes in the longitudinal direction, wherein the lumen has a twisted shape about the longitudinal axis of the inserted portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160287317

Grasping treatment apparatus

A grasping treatment apparatus includes an ultrasonic control section stopping an output of a vibration generating electric power or outputting the vibration generating electric power in a second ultrasonic output mode where incision performance provided by an ultrasonic vibration in a treatment section becomes smaller than that in a first ultrasonic output mode before a peak detection point. The grasping treatment apparatus includes a high-frequency control section outputting a high-frequency electric power in a second high-frequency output mode where incision performance provided by a high-frequency current flowing between a probe electrode portion and a jaw electrode portion becomes higher than that in a first high-frequency output mode before the peak detection point.. ... Olympus Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160287054

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: a long insertion portion sequentially provided with first and second bending portions and a flexible tube portion, from a distal end side; first and second tubular portions including first and second notch portions provided inside of the first and second bending portions, respectively; and a third tubular portion including a third notch portion provided inside of the flexible tube portion, wherein the first to third tubular portions are formed in one tubular member, the first notch portion is formed by first notches bendable in at least two directions, the second tubular portion includes third notches formed in a direction different from the two directions of second notches.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286189

Imaging apparatus, control method of image apparatus, and non-transitory storage medium storing control program of imaging apparatus

. . An imaging apparatus include an imaging processing unit, a dial operation unit, a boundary setting unit, and a control unit. The imaging processing unit acquires image data having a predetermined image effect. ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286160

Endoscope with high definition video recorder/player

Apparatus includes an endoscope including a high definition video camera, and a host processor, which is configured to receive video data encapsulated in a standard definition transmission format, and to store the encapsulated video data in a memory. The apparatus further includes a data converter, which is configured to receive high definition video data originating from an image captured by the high definition video camera as a sequence of packets and to encapsulate the sequence of packets in the standard definition transmission format. ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286158

Information recording apparatus and tamper prevention method for information recording apparatus

An information recording apparatus, comprising: an information input unit configured to acquire audio data and/or image data; a tamper prevention unit that applies tamper prevention processing to the audio data and/or image data; and a controller that records, in a recording unit, both audio data and/or image data to which the tamper prevention processing is applied by the tamper prevention unit and audio data and/or image data to which the tamper prevention processing is not applied, if a predetermined condition is satisfied.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286109

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging apparatus, comprising a lens unit having a photographing optical system, and a body having an image sensor for generating a pixel signal by imaging subject light that has passed through the photographing optical system, comprising an exposure control section for adjusting exposure amount for image data based on a pixel signal generated by the image sensor, by transmitting an aperture control signal to the aperture control section and changing opening of the aperture, and a determination section for determining whether or not the aperture control section is able to control opening of the aperture based on information from the lens unit, wherein the exposure control section does not transmit aperture control signals to the aperture control section when it is determined by the determination section that the aperture control section is able to control opening of the aperture.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284754

Semiconductor device, solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus

A semiconductor device includes a plurality of substrates including a semiconductor layer and a wiring layer, wherein each of the plurality of substrates is separated from and overlap other substrate of the plurality of substrates in a direction crossing a main surface, and the wiring layer of an edge substrate is arranged between the semiconductor layer of the edge substrate and the substrate adjacent to the edge substrate, a connection portion that electrically connects two adjacent substrates among the plurality of substrates, a resin layer that is arranged between the two adjacent substrates among the plurality of substrates, and a first opening portion that is formed in the semiconductor layer of the edge substrate, the shape of the first opening portion viewed in the direction squarely facing the main surface of the edge substrate being a polygon having five or more sides or a circle.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282604

Optical fiber connector apparatus and endoscope system

An optical fiber connector apparatus includes: an optical receptacle including a first optical fiber and an emission surface from which light transmitted by the first optical fiber is emitted; an optical plug including an incident surface upon which the light emitted from the emission surface is incident and a second optical fiber that transmits the light incident upon the incident surface; a sleeve that holds the emission surface and the incident surface, with the emission surface and the incident surface being arranged so as to be opposite to each other; a piezoelectric element provided to one of the optical receptacle and the optical plug; a spring mechanism provided to another of the optical receptacle and the optical plug; and a control section configured to control the piezoelectric element according to a light quantity of the light transmitted by the second optical fiber.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282602

Steroscopic imaging optical system, steroscopic imaging aparatus, and endoscope

The stereoscopic imaging optical system 1 includes, in order from an object side thereof to an image plane side thereof, a front group gf including a first front group gf1 with a center axis c1 thereof as center and a second front group gf2 with a center axis c2 thereof arranged parallel with the center axis of the first front group as center, a front deflection group gfd located on an image plane side of at least one of the first front group gf1 and the second front group, and a rear group gb that is located on the image plane side of the front group gf and the front deflection group gfd and has a single center axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282601

Driving unit, optical unit, imaging apparatus, and endoscope

The drive unit includes a tubular fixed part, a tubular movable part, and a voice coil motor. The tubular fixed part is with a given axis as center, a tubular movable part 3 is located inside of the fixed part and having the axis as center, and a voice coil motor is capable of moving the movable part relatively with respect to the fixed part in the axial direction by a coil located in the fixed part and a magnet located in the movable part. ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282591

Wide-angle optical system and endoscope

A wide-angle optical system includes a first group having negative and positive lenses, a second group having a catadioptric optical element, and a third group. The catadioptric optical element includes a first surface at an object side, a second surface at an image side, and a third surface. ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278847

Medical forceps with vessel transection capability

A surgical device includes a forceps and a blade. The forceps includes a first working jaw and a second working jaw. ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278809

Puncture needle for ultrasound endoscope

A puncture needle for an ultrasound endoscope is provided in which: a needle tube has a side hole configured in such a manner that, among a tube wall of the needle tube at a side more distal than a curved shape part, a part of a tube wall is cut off, the tube wall crossing a plane including a central line of the curved shape part, the tube wall being positioned on the inside of a curve of the curved shape part, and a wire being capable of being delivered from the side hole; and at least a part of the wire is positioned at the curved shape part in a state that the wire is stretched and loaded into the needle tube.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278804

Treatment device and treatment system

A treatment device includes a support section having conductivity, for which a separate position separated from the probe is switched to a support position at which the support section abuts the probe to support the probe when bent in a direction off of the central axis in accordance with a load which is applied to the probe, and subserviently moved with the vibration of the probe. The support section absorbs the vibration transmitted in the probe when the support section is at the support position.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278803

Surgical system having detachable component and state detection circuit for detection of state of attachment of detachable component

A surgical system and a method of providing and enabling a surgical system. The surgical system having a console and a first component configured to be directly or indirectly detachably attached to the console. ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278743

Medical diagnostic apparatus, method for operating medical diagnostic apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium

A medical diagnostic apparatus includes: a feature calculating unit configured to calculate a plurality of kinds of features that is based on luminance information or frequency spectrum information obtained from a received signal from a specimen, and that relates to attributes of a tissue of the specimen; a classification unit configured to: classify the attributes of the tissue of the specimen by using a feature determined among the plurality of kinds of features calculated by the feature calculating unit according to a classification item selected in advance from a plurality of classification items assigned for each classification purpose; and assign visual information according to a classification result to pixels of an image based on the received signal; and a feature image data generating unit configured to generate feature image data on which the visual information assigned to the pixels of the image based on the received signal is superimposed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278737

Ultrasound endoscope

An ultrasound endoscope includes: an acoustic lens for transmitting/receiving ultrasound; a transducer element generating ultrasound vibration transmitted/received via the acoustic lens; backing material with an insulation property provided on a face of the transducer element opposite to the acoustic lens; a housing accommodating the acoustic lens, the transducer element and the backing material so as to expose a surface of the acoustic lens to an outside; an insulative cooling portion with thermal conductivity higher than thermal conductivity of the backing material, and laminated on a surface of the backing material opposite to a surface in contact with the transducer element; and a signal wire configured with a metal wire extended from the transducer element into the housing through the backing material, the signal wire, including a curved portion curved so that an area of contact with the cooling portion is increased, being covered with the cooling portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278623

Heat resistant sheath for endoscope and endoscope system provided with heat resistant sheath for endoscope

A heat resistant sheath for endoscope includes a main body sheath into which an insertion portion of an endoscope apparatus is inserted, and into which a cooling fluid is supplied by a cooling device, a sheath distal end portion at which an endoscope distal end portion is arranged, and that is connected to a distal end of the main body sheath, an observation hole formed at a middle part of a circumferential side portion of the sheath distal end portion, and configured to expose an observation window of the endoscope distal end portion to allow observation of an object, and an exhaust hole formed in the circumferential side portion of the sheath distal end portion, on a distal end side with respect to the observation hole, and configured to discharge the cooling fluid in a direction different from an observation direction of the endoscope apparatus.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278621

Living body observation system

A living body observation system includes: an illuminating light generation section configured to generate first light and second light; an image pickup section; a computation section configured to calculate a difference degree indicating a degree of difference between a luminance value of a first image obtained by picking up an image of return light of the first light and a luminance value of a second image obtained by picking up an image of return light of the second light in a same pixel; an enhancement processing section configured to enhance a contrast of the pixel in which the difference degree exceeds a threshold relative to a pixel in which the difference degree does not exceed the threshold; and an observation image creation section configured to create an observation image by using the first image after the process by the enhancement processing section and the second image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278620

Image pickup apparatus and endoscope

An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device on which a light receiving section is formed, a heat transfer member made of a material having thermal conductivity equal to or higher than 15 w/(m·k), the heat transfer member including a wiring board, a joining section joined to the image pickup device, a bending section extended from the joining section, and a fixed section extended from the bending section, and a housing made of metal, an inner surface of which is in contact with a part of the fixed section of the heat transfer member housed on an inside.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278617

Bending tube for endoscope, endoscope and method for manufacturing bending tube for endoscope

A bending tube for an endoscope, which is provided inside a bending portion of an insertion portion of an endoscope and includes a plurality of bending pieces covered by a flexible tube body, the bending tube including a distalmost end bending piece connected to a distal end portion of an insertion portion, a proximalmost end bending piece connected to a flexible tube portion of the insertion portion, and a net-like tube covering an outer periphery of the plurality of bending pieces except the distalmost end bending piece and the proximalmost end bending piece and including a distal end part fixed to a first bending piece joined to the distalmost end bending piece and a proximal end part fixed to a second bending piece joined to the proximalmost end bending piece.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278613

Endoscope device

An endoscope device includes: a light source unit; an imaging device; a color filter in which a filter unit is arranged, the filter unit in which the number of filters which transmit light of a green wavelength band is equal to or larger than half the total number of filters and the number of filters which transmit light of a blue wavelength band is equal to or larger than the number of filters which transmit the light of the green wavelength band; and a noise reducing unit configured to select a pixel of interest based on used filter information determined according to the light emitted by the light source unit and a characteristic of each filter forming the color filter and detect motion between images captured at different times by using an electric signal output by the pixel of interest, thereby reducing a noise component included in the image signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278612

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an insertion portion to be inserted into a predetermined luminal organ in a subject; an image pickup section provided in a vicinity of a distal end of the insertion portion, the image pickup section picking up an image of a predetermined range; an image pickup information acquiring section acquiring position information and gaze information about the image pickup section; a model image generating section generating a planar model image of the predetermined luminal organ; an image pasting processing section generating a pasted image obtained by pasting a subject image of an inside of the predetermined luminal organ onto the planar model image based on the position information and gaze information about the image pickup section; and an image pasting/presentation processing section presenting an image pickup range of the image pickup section on the pasted image based on the position information about the image pickup section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276085

Variable hardness actuator

A variable hardness actuator includes a flexible tubular member; plural particles of magnetic powder filling the tubular member; a coil wound around an outer circumference of the tubular member, surrounding the magnetic powder; a drive unit configured to supply electric current to the coil; and a directing unit used to give a direction to the drive unit to supply the electric current, wherein the coil generates a magnetic field using the electric current supplied from the drive unit in response to the direction from the directing unit, causing the plural particles of magnetic powder to magnetize spontaneously, magnetically couple together, and harden.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275689

Three-dimensional shape measurement apparatus

A technology is provided that makes it possible for even a beginner to determine whether a measurement result is correct, to thereby prevent the use of incorrect measurement data, and to improve the reliability of an analysis result. In a three-dimensional shape measurement apparatus 100 that measures a three-dimensional shape of a specimen 3 in a non-contacting manner, a score that evaluates the reliability of measurement data is calculated for each measurement point by use of information obtained during a process of estimating the height of the specimen 3 or the estimated height. ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275246

Medical system

A medical system includes: a plurality of medical apparatuses used for surgery using an endoscope; a communication-with-apparatus portion configured to communicate with the plurality of medical apparatuses; a replacement portion configured to replace operation setting values for causing the plurality of medical apparatuses to operate along a procedure for the surgery with progress state information indicating progress of the surgery; a priority degree setting portion configured to set a support priority degree for smoothly advancing surgery, for progress state information; a transmission portion configured to transmit the progress state information; a control apparatus including a communication-with-apparatus portion and the like; and a terminal apparatus including: a receiving portion configured to receive the progress state information transmitted from the transmission portion; and a display portion configured to display the received progress state information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274661

Medical system

A medical system has peripheral apparatuses, a sight line operation screen in which a command area for instructing operation of the peripheral apparatuses is displayed, a sight line measuring apparatus configured to detect sight line position coordinates of an operator, a sight line recognition level calculation section configured to calculate an extent of sight line recognition by the sight line measuring apparatus, and a sight line recognition level display area configured to display a calculation result of the sight line recognition level calculation section on the sight line operation screen.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274443

Converter lens device and photographing system including the same

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

09/22/16 / #20160274347

Microscope system

A microscope system including an optical microscope for observing a specimen, an image-acquisition portion that performs image acquisition of an image of the specimen obtained by the optical microscope, a monitor that displays the image of the specimen acquired by the image-acquisition portion, a region-of-interest setting portion that sets, in the image of the specimen, a region-of-interest that is being observed by the observer on the monitor, and an exposure control portion that controls the exposure level of the image-acquisition portion based on the brightness of the region-of-interest set in the image of the specimen by the region-of-interest setting portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274345

Fluorescence observation unit and fluorescence observation apparatus

A fluorescence observation unit includes a scanner that scans ultrashort pulsed laser light, a pupil projection lens that focuses the scanned ultrashort pulsed laser light, an image-forming lens that converts the focused ultrashort pulsed laser light to substantially collimated light and causes the ultrashort pulsed laser light to be incident on the objective lens, and a dichroic mirror that splits off, from the optic path of the ultrashort pulsed laser light, fluorescence generated in a sample due to irradiation with the ultrashort pulsed laser light and collected by the objective lens. The image-forming lens includes a first optical system having positive refractive power, and a second optical system having negative refractive power and disposed at a position closer to the scanner than the first optical system is. ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160270871

Treatment device

A treatment device rotates a second rotation portion by operating an operation element. The second rotation portion switches between a first rotation position and a second rotation position. ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160270805

Small fragment retrieval device

A medical device for retrieving small fragments from within a patient's anatomy includes a collection wire configured for entering the patient's anatomy. The collection wire includes a distal end with a plurality of tips that are configured to attract stone fragments from the patient's anatomy.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160270646

Liquid supplying apparatus and endoscope reprocessing apparatus

A liquid supply apparatus includes: a storing tank configured to store a liquid; a supply conduit through which the liquid remained inside the supply conduit flows reversely into the storing tank by a predetermined amount over time, the supply conduit having a first end portion connected to the storing tank; a liquid feeding section which is arranged at the storing tank or the supply conduit, and which is configured to feed the liquid from the storing tank to a second end portion of the supply conduit; a time measuring section which measures an elapsed time from stop of the liquid feeding by the liquid feeding section; and a control section which is connected to the liquid feeding section and the time measuring section and which is configured to drive the liquid feeding section for a predetermined time based on a length of the elapsed time.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160270645

Concentration meter and endoscope reprocessor

A concentration meter is a concentration meter that measures a concentration of a predetermined solution, and includes: a main body section including an opening portion, and an internal liquid and an electrode that are housed in the opening portion; a permeation membrane that seals the opening portion; a water-holding section that is opposed to the permeation membrane; and an inflow/outflow section which is an opening that allows a clearance between the permeation membrane and the water-holding section to communicate with an outside space of the main body section, wherein the permeation membrane and the water-holding section are separated from each other by a distance in which the solution is held in the air due to a surface tension of the solution, with the solution contacting the permeation membrane and the water-holding section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160270644

Optical transmission element and method for manufacturing the same

According to an embodiment, there is provided an optical transmission element comprising: a fiber including a core made of a first glass and a cladding made of a second glass and covering an outer periphery of the core; and a covering layer covering an outer periphery of the cladding and including a plurality of nonionic surfactant molecules wherein each of the nonionic surfactant molecules is hydrogen-bonded to the cladding.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160270643

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: a light source unit that emits white illumination light or narrow band illumination light; an image sensor having pixels; a filter unit arranged corresponding to the pixels and including filters having a filter for passing blue light, and a filter for passing the blue light and one of green light and red light, the number of the filters for passing the green light being not less than half of the number of all the filters of the filter unit, and the number of the filters for passing the blue light being not less than the number of the filters for passing the green light; a selecting unit that selects, from the pixels, a luminance component pixel depending on types of illumination light; and a demosaicing processing unit that generates a color image signal having color components based on the luminance component pixel.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160270642

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: a light source that emits white light or narrow-band light; an image sensor having pixels; a color filter including a filter unit having a plurality of filters in which the number of filters for passing green wavelength band light and the number of filters for passing blue wavelength band light satisfy predetermined conditions; a first gain adjustment unit that adjusts a gain of an electric signal generated by the image sensor; a demosaicing processing unit that generates an image signal of a color component passing through a filter based on the electric signal whose gain has been adjusted by the first gain adjustment unit; a color conversion processing unit that performs color separation on an image signal when the light source unit emits the white light; and a second gain adjustment unit that adjusts a gain of each image signal subjected to the color conversion processing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160270632

Ultrasound endoscope, liquid feeding apparatus for ultrasound endoscope and ultrasound endoscope system

For providing an, ultrasound endoscope capable of obtaining a favorable elastography image by a simple configuration without upsizing a distal end portion, an ultrasound endoscope is configured having an ultrasound probe arranged at a distal end rigid portion, an auxiliary water feeding channel opening through which fluid is ejected from a vicinity of the ultrasound probe in a projecting direction of the ultrasound probe, an auxiliary water feeding channel communicating with the auxiliary water feeding channel opening, and an adjustment valve for variably adjusting a flow rate of the fluid flowing through the auxiliary water feeding channel among two or more states.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160270629

Medical apparatus system

A medical apparatus system includes a first communication section provided in a medical apparatus and configured to transmit battery use information including information concerning a residual capacity of a first battery, a charger including a power supply section configured to charge a second battery, and a control section configured to set a charging current of the power supply section on the basis of the battery use information and battery charging information including a residual capacity of the second battery such that a capacity insufficiency residual time, which is time until the residual capacity of the first battery changes to a state of residual capacity insufficiency, is equal to or longer than a charging completion residual time, which is time until the second battery changes to a completely charged state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269713

Stereoscopic endoscopic image processing apparatus

. . A stereoscopic endoscopic image processing apparatus includes: a synchronization adjustment portion that performs a synchronization adjustment between a left-eye image signal and a right-eye image signal; an image analysis portion that analyzes a region that an image of a treatment instrument occupies in a peripheral region around a central region in an image of one image signal; a blur region setting portion that, with respect to the image in the peripheral region around the central region in which blur processing is not performed, sets a region in which to perform blur processing in accordance with an analysis result of the image analysis portion; and an image compositing portion that composites and outputs a 3d image with respect to which blur processing is performed on the left-eye image and the right-eye image, respectively, in accordance with a setting result of the blur region setting portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269707

Multi-area white-balance control device, multi-area white-balance control method, multi-area white-balance control program, computer in which multi-area white-balance control program is recorded, multi-area white-balance image-processing device, multi-area white-balance image-processing method, multi-area white-balance image-processing program, computer in which multi-area white-balance image-processing program is recorded, and image-capture apparatus

A multi-area white-balance control device includes a component that divides an inputted image into a plurality of division areas, a component that estimates a lighting-source color temperature for each division area, a component that calculates out color information of an areal image for each division area, and a component that acquires information for white-balance processing on the basis of the lighting-source color temperature and the color information of the areal image for each division in such a manner as to weight, in the information for white-balance processing, a multi-area white-balance factor as more significant in reference to a single-area white-balance factor in a case where the color information has a value higher than a predetermined value, than in a case where the color information fails to have the predetermined value. Thereby, an image with natural color reproduction can be generated.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269652

Apparatus, method, and computer-readable storage device for generating composite image

An apparatus including a processor comprising hardware, wherein the processor is configured to: perform a selection operation of selecting one or more pickup images among a time-sequential series of pickup images; perform a correction operation to correct a brightness of the one or more pickup images selected by the selection operation; and generate a composite image based on: one or more pickup images among the series of pickup images not selected; and a result of the correction operation.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269611

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes an endoscope configured to have an image pickup section in which a plurality of pixels are provided, and a storage section configured to store scope individual information, a binning processing section configured to split an image into a plurality of regions so that one region includes a plurality of pixel signals, and add up the pixel signals for each region to obtain a binning pixel signal, a binning brightness detection section configured to detect brightness of the region, a blend processing section configured to set a weight in the region on the basis of the brightness, and weight and composite the pixel signals and the binning pixel signal to generate a composite image, and a control section configured to control the binning processing section in accordance with the scope individual information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267945

Data reproduction apparatus, control method for data reproduction apparatus, and recording medium storing control program

A data reproduction apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, a recording unit, an output unit, a display control unit, and an output controller. The output unit outputs contents recorded in the recording unit. ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266374

Operation mechanism for insertion device and insertion device

An operation mechanism for an insertion device includes a moving section, an operation section configured to operate the moving section, a frame body fixed in the operation section, a long member movable along the frame body according to the operation of the operation section, a first tabular member provided between the frame body and the long member in the operation section, and a plurality of first projecting sections projecting from the first tabular member to the frame body side and disposed in a plurality of holes of the frame body.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266373

Image pickup unit and endoscope

An image pickup unit includes an objective lens unit, cover glass fixed on a light receiving surface of an image pickup device, a circular optical member stuck to a front end face of the cover glass and having a diameter smaller than a diagonal line length of the cover glass, a holding frame having a circular fitting hole in which the optical member is fit from a rear, a first light blocking member disposed in a front of the optical member, and a second light blocking member disposed between a rear end face of the optical member and a front end face of the cover glass.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160263403

Ultrasonic treatment device and probe

An ultrasonic treatment device includes a connecting unit. The connecting unit including a first engagement portion which engages with a first screw portion and a second engagement portion which engages with a second screw portion, the connecting unit connecting a probe and a vibration generating unit to transmit the ultrasonic vibrations to the probe by rotation relative to the vibration generating unit and a treatment unit in a first direction around a longitudinal axis, and disconnecting the probe and the vibration generating unit from each other by rotation in a second direction opposite to the first direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160262622

Fluorescence observation apparatus

A fluorescence observation apparatus comprising a light source having a single light-emitting portion for emitting white light and excitation light simultaneously and radiates the white light and the excitation light; a light guide that guides the radiated white and excitation lights and simultaneously irradiates the white and excitation lights light onto a specimen; a white-light-image acquisition unit that receives return light of the white light coming from the specimen and acquires a white-light image; a fluorescence-image acquisition unit that receives fluorescence excited in the specimen by the excitation light and acquires a fluorescence image; an illumination-light filter that is disposed between the light-emitting portion and a radiation exit end of the light source, and satisfies the following conditional expression, pf(λw)<pf(λe), wherein pf(λw) and pf(λe) are transmittances of the illumination-light filter at a wavelength λw in a white-light band and a wavelength λe in a excitation-light band.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160262600

Pneumoperitoneum apparatus

A pneumoperitoneum apparatus includes: an insufflation conduit for pneumoperitoneum; an endoscope connection tube connecting the insufflation conduit for pneumoperitoneum; an insufflation flow rate measuring section that measures an insufflation flow rate as a measured flow rate; a set flow rate setting section that sets the measured insufflation flow rate to a target set flow rate; an insufflation flow rate adjusting section; an adjustment value storing section that if the measured flow rate is equal to the target set flow rate, stores the adjustment value for the insufflation flow rate adjusting section; and a control section that if the measured flow rate varies to a value that is equal to or below a threshold value after the measured flow rate reaches the target set flow rate, performs control to set the adjustment value read from the adjustment value storing section for the insufflation flow rate adjusting section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160262599

Endoscope

An endoscope includes an insertion portion in which a rigid distal end portion, a bending portion, and a flexible portion are provided in a connected row arrangement, and an optical fiber that is inserted through the insertion portion. The endoscope has, in the rigid distal end portion, an optical transmission module in which an image pickup device, an optical device in which a light-emitting portion is formed, and a holding member that has a through hole. ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160262596

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes image sensors, a power supply unit, a failure detection unit, and a controller. The power supply unit supplies power independently to the image sensors. ... Olympus Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160262595

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: a bending portion, a wire, and a coil sheath, including a single element wire, an outer peripheral face of which is formed to be a curved face on one side of the outer peripheral face and to be a flat surface on another side of the outer peripheral face, the coil sheath being passed inside by the wire and configured by being helically wound by the element wire along a longitudinal direction such that the outer peripheral face formed to be the curved face and the outer peripheral face formed to be the flat surface are in contact with each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261846

Wireless transfer system

A wireless transfer system includes: a wireless transmission section including: an input section configured to receive, as an input signal, one of a first video signal provided with ancillary information including identification information of a high-definition 3d/2d video signal and a second video signal not including the identification information; a video signal extraction section configured to extract one of the high-definition video signal and the second video signal from the input signal; an ancillary information extraction section configured to extract the ancillary information; a wireless video transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit extracted one of the high-definition video signal and the second video signal; and the like; and a wireless reception section including: a wireless video receiver configured to receive wirelessly transmitted one of the high-definition video signal and the second video signal; a wireless ancillary information receiver configured to receive the wirelessly transmitted ancillary information; and the like.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261785

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

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging module configured to continuously generate a live image and perform capture to generate still images, a communication module configured to transmit the live image to a display apparatus and receive a 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 capturing command is received to the still images generated based on the capturing command, and a storage module configured to store the still images with the transmission information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259159

Stereoscopic endoscope system

A stereoscopic endoscope system includes: first and second image pickup sections including first and second image pickup devices, respectively, arranged on an endoscope distal end portion and configured to acquire a common subject; a reference member integrally provided on the endoscope distal end portion and serving as a reference in adjusting the first and second image pickup sections such that images are picked up in first and second image pickup ranges that can be picked up by the first and second image pickup devices, respectively; and an adjustment section configured to adjust the image picked up by at least one of the image pickup sections to generate substantially horizontally symmetrical images when the first image and the second image obtained by picking up the images of the reference member by the first and second image pickup devices, respectively, are displayed as left and right images on a display apparatus.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160258888

Xrf instrument with removably attached window protecting film assembly

Herein disclosed is an x-ray florescence (xrf) test system which comprises an xrf test instrument used for testing a test target's responses to x-rays, the instrument including a test window allowing the x-ray and its responsive energy to pass through, and a window protecting film assembly allowing x-rays to pass through and providing protection to the window, the film assembly being configured to be coupled with the window in a fashion to be removed from or applied or reapplied over the window. The corresponding calibration mode can be manually or automatically applied according to the specific film assembly presently in use. ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256231

Master manipulator

A master manipulator for operating a driving of a slave manipulator includes a grip portion that is positioned in a clean area, gripped by an operator, and provided with a predetermined operating member; and an arm portion that is positioned in an unclean area, and with which the grip portion is directly or indirectly connected. The grip portion has a movable member that moves in conjunction with displacement of the operating member and the arm portion has a position detection portion that detects the position of the movable member.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256190

Ultrasonic treatment apparatus

An ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes an impedance detecting section detecting an ultrasonic impedance value with time, and a gradual decrease detecting section detecting a gradual decrease start point to start gradual decrease of the ultrasonic impedance value. The ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a tentative peak value holding section holding the ultrasonic impedance value at the detected gradual decrease start point as a tentative peak value, and a peak judging section judging whether the held tentative peak value is a target peak by comparing, relative to the held tentative peak value, changes with time of the ultrasonic impedance value after the gradual decrease start point.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256189

Blade postioning device

A microdebrider comprising: (a) a handpiece; (b) an interchangeable tip connected to the handpiece; (c) an outer tune rotatably connected to the interchangeable tip. The outer tube including an outer tube window; (d) an inner tube extending at least partially through the outer tube, the inner tube including an inner tube window; (e) a lock selector connected to the inner tube; and (f) a bias device; wherein the bias device is movable, and upon movement of the bias device into contact with the lock selector the inner tube is immobilized so that the inner tube window is aligned with the outer tube window, aligned with a wall of the outer tube, or in a condition therebetween.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256179

Medical device for capturing stone fragments

A medical device for capturing one or more stone fragments includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, a handle at the proximal end of the sheath, and a basket operable with the handle. The basket includes a plurality of wires that capture the stone fragments and has a collapsed configuration when the basket is positioned within the sheath and an expanded configuration when the basket is positioned beyond the distal end of the sheath. ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256045

Endoscope reprocessing apparatus

When an opening/closing detecting portion detects that a cover closed, a control portion outputs a signal to an electromagnetic locking switch of a locking mechanism to suppress opening and closing so that the cover enters a state in which the cover cannot be opened by an ordinary operation of a handle or a depression operation of an operation pedal. After that, when an operator operates an operation panel to input start of a process of cleaning, disinfection, etc., the control portion causes a cleaning/disinfecting portion to function and predeterminedly execute the inputted process. ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256044

Scanning endoscope apparatus and control method of the same

A scanning endoscope apparatus is provided with: a scanner that has an optical fiber, which guides light coming from a light source and makes the light exit from an exit end thereof, and a drive portion, which displaces the exit end in a direction that intersects an optical axis, and that scans the light that is made to exit from the exit end over an observation subject; a light detection portion that receives return light coming from the observation subject generated by scanning the light by the scanner; a speed detection portion that detects the moving speed of the scanner; and a control portion that controls the drive portion so as to decrease a length of a scanning track of the light on the observation subject with an increase in the moving speed detected by the speed detection portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256042

Endoscope apparatus

In order to perform a superior observation, in which halation is less likely to occur, by achieving uniform illumination from near sites to far sites and by ensuring a satisfactory light distribution and brightness, both when performing normal observation and when performing near-field observation, an endoscope apparatus includes an observation optical system that is provided at a distal end of an inserted portion of the endoscope apparatus to observe an observation subject and a plurality of illumination optical systems that are provided in the inserted portion and that illuminate the same viewing field by distributing illumination light emitted from a light source over the observation subject, wherein, of the plurality of the illumination optical systems, the distance from the observation optical system to the widest-angle illumination optical system is smaller than the distance from the observation optical system to the narrowest-angle illumination optical system.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160256039

Image-capturing element

An image-capturing element includes: a first substrate; a plurality of first pixels disposed in a matrix on the first substrate, each of the first pixels having a first light receiving element; a second substrate disposed at a position overlapping the first substrate and on a side opposite to a light receiving surface side of the first substrate when viewed from the light receiving surface side of the first substrate; a plurality of second pixels disposed in a matrix on the second substrate, each of the second pixels having a second light receiving element and a fabry-perot filter disposed on the light receiving surface side of the second light receiving element; and a plurality of optical systems disposed corresponding to the plurality of second pixels between the first substrate and the plurality of second pixels, the optical systems having negative refractive power.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255320

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

An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of image data obtained by imaging a same subject; a saturation enhancement unit configured to execute saturation enhancement processing of enhancing saturation of at least a partial area of each of the plurality of image data; and a composite image generation unit configured to compare corresponding areas in the plurality of image data after the saturation enhancement processing to select an area having the highest saturation, and execute composition processing of generating composite image data formed of the selected area.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254299

Solid-state imaging device, imaging device, solid-state imaging device manufacturing method

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of substrates provided to be overlapped and a connection structure. Each of the substrates includes a semiconductor layer in which a photoelectric conversion unit configured to convert incident light to a signal is formed, and an interconnection layer in which an interconnection configured to transmit the signal is formed and which overlaps the semiconductor layer. ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160252662

Reflector and microscope

A reflector includes: an au film formed over a board; and a dielectric multilayer formed over the au film, the dielectric multilayer having a reflectance higher than that of the au film in a visible wavelength region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160252456

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 a scanning molecule counting method, enabling individual detection of a single particle using light measurement with a confocal or multiphoton microscope, and quantitative observation of conditions or characteristics of the particle. The inventive technique of detecting a single particle in a sample solution detects light containing substantially constant background light from a light detection region with moving the position of the light detection region of the microscope in a sample solution to generate time series light intensity data; and detects individually a light intensity reduction occurred when a single particle which does not emit light (or a particle whose emitting light intensity in a detected wavelength band is lower than the background light) enters in the light detection region in the time series light intensity data as a signal indicating the existence of each single particle.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249975

Thermocoagulation/cutting device

A thermocoagulation/cutting device 11 includes an exothermic part 13 made of a meta; a first current supply portion 41 projecting integrally from the exothermic part 13; a second current supply portion 42 projecting integrally from the exothermic part 13; and a third current supply portion 43 projecting integrally from the exothermic part 13. The thermocoagulation/cutting device 11 includes a controller 16. ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249972

Electrosurgery arrangement, guide sleeve and method for operating an electrosurgery arrangement

An electrosurgery arrangement, including: an electrosurgical probe having a rod-shaped probe body, an outer surface and also one distal and one proximal electrode, wherein the distal electrode and the proximal electrode each form an electrically conductive section of the outer surface and are electrically insulated from one another, and wherein an expandable, electrically insulating probe separator is arranged between the distal electrode and the proximal electrode; and a guide sleeve having a lumen into which the electrosurgical probe is removably introduced and having an expandable, electrically insulating sleeve separator, wherein the guide sleeve has at least one respective radial opening both proximally and distally relative to the sleeve separator, and a method for operating such an electrosurgery arrangement.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249796

Treatment method

A treatment method includes: inserting a treatment member into a maxillary sinus through a first opening in a nasal cavity leading to the maxillary sinus; inserting an endoscope into the maxillary sinus through a second opening leading to the maxillary sinus and different from the first opening; and performing a treatment on a treatment target site in the maxillary sinus while the treatment member and the treatment target site exist within a visual field of the endoscope.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249795

Insertion method

An insertion method includes: specifying a part of a mucous membrane which lies between a nasal cavity and a maxillary sinus and which is located in a space surrounded by an inferior nasal concha, a lacrimal bone, an ethmoid bone, and a palatine bone, as an opening formation position where an opening connected to the maxillary sinus is formed; forming the opening at the opening formation position; and inserting a medical device into the maxillary sinus through the formed opening.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249794

Endoscope reprocessor

An endoscope reprocessor includes: a filtering tool including: a main body portion provided with a channel connecting a lead-in portion and a lead-out portion; a filter portion provided in the channel; and a first check valve provided in the channel; a processing tank; a tank that stores a disinfecting liquid; a lead-out conduit that guides the fluid led out from the lead-out portion to the processing tank; a second check valve with a distal end connected to the lead-out conduit; a first conduit with a distal end connected to the second check valve and a proximal end connected to the tank; and an injection pump that transfers the disinfecting liquid in the tank from the proximal end toward the distal end of the first conduit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249792

Endoscope

An endoscope includes an insertion portion; an operation portion; a balloon injection channel; a first opening portion; a balloon pipe sleeve provided with a first end portion and a second end portion; a branch channel connection unit; a rotation restriction portion; and a connecting tube on which the branch channel connection unit is assembled.. . ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249788

Flexible tube for endoscope, and endoscope

A flexible tube for an endoscope includes a helical tube, a cover, and an inhibition mechanism. The inhibition mechanism enables movement of a densely wound portion to the cover in a direction of a central axis of the helical tube and inhibits movement of a loosely wound portion to the cover in the central axis direction of the helical tube.. ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249787

Inserting instrument, rotary unit and inserting apparatus

An inserting instrument includes a first flexible tube section having a flexibility lower than a spiral tube, a second flexible tube section having a flexibility lower than the spiral tube and equal to or higher than the first flexible tube section in a state where the second flexible tube section is not covered with the spiral tube. The flexibility of the second flexible tube section is lower than that of the first flexible tube section when the second flexible tube section is covered with the spiral tube. ... Olympus Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249786

Passive bending section for endoscope, and endoscope

A passive bending section for an endoscope is disposed between an active bending section of an inserting section and a flexible tube of the inserting section and is passively bent by receiving an external force. In the passive bending section, a curvature gradually increases from the distal end portion of the passive bending section toward the proximal end portion of the passive bending section.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160249029

Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes: a gain calculating portion and a gain multiplication portion that perform signal enhancement with respect to an input image constituted by pixels having a plurality of color signals, with an intensity in accordance with signal values of each pixel, without changing a chroma and a hue; and a gamma correction portion that performs, for each pixel, tone conversion of a plurality of color signals that are subjected to signal enhancement, based on a weak gamma conversion curve in which a degree of gamma enhancement is weaker than in a basic gamma conversion curve which performs conversion such that a signal value of a halftone region at a time of outputting in a case where signal enhancement is not performed becomes a signal value in an appropriate output value range.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248978

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes a camera shake correction unit which uses a coil and a magnet to move a movable portion including an image pickup device relative to a fixed portion. A position detection section detects the position of the movable portion. ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248974

Electronic endoscope system, electronic endoscope, power supply apparatus and method for operating electronic endoscope system

The invention provides an electronic endoscope system in which an endoscope control section of an electronic endoscope generates a power requesting signal indicating an amount of power to be supplied to the electronic endoscope in accordance with an operating state of an in-scope electric circuit and transmits the power requesting signal to a video processor, and a power supply control section of the video processor causes a power variable section and a variable regulator to output power with the amount of power indicated by the received power requesting signal to the electronic endoscope.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248965

Information terminal apparatus, information acquisition apparatus, information support method, and recording medium recording information support program

An information terminal apparatus includes: a first image pickup section that obtains a first picked-up image; a first communication section that receives a second picked-up image obtained by a second image pickup section according to a first communication standard; a second communication section that performs communication according to a second communication standard different from the first communication standard; and a display control section that displays the first picked-up image during the communication of the second communication section when communication of the first communication section is not established. Cooperative display control with respect to a plurality of picked-up images from a plurality of image pickup sections reduces a waiting time period before the picked-up images are displayed.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246493

Display control apparatus

A display control apparatus includes a display control unit that controls a display of a condition setting screen for setting a condition for a device on a screen, wherein the display control unit displays a list screen in which setting items for conditions for a device are grouped and displays, according to an instruction, an item plate overlapping the list screen, in which one or more setting items in the list screen are displayed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246062

Beam splitter apparatus, light source apparatus, and scanning observation apparatus

While one beam is being branched into a plurality of beams with different optical path lengths, the beams can be converged on the same position in the optical-axis direction with a simple structure even when relative angles between the beams differ. Provided is a beam splitter apparatus including at least one beam splitter that branches the input pulsed beam into two; at least two light-guide members with different optical path lengths that propagate the pulsed beams branching off via the beam splitter; and a reflection optical system that endows a plurality of pulsed beams emitted from exit ends of the plurality of light-guide members with a relative angle and that converges the plurality of pulsed beams on the same position.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246049

Endoscope

An endoscope includes an insertion section in which a rigid distal end portion, a bending section for changing a direction of the rigid distal end portion, and a flexible portion are concatenated and an optical fiber that transmits an optical signal, the optical fiber being inserted through an inside of the insertion section. The rigid distal end portion is provided with an image pickup device, an optical element that converts an electric signal outputted by the image pickup device into the optical signal, a holding member including a through-hole, into which a distal end portion of the optical fiber is inserted, and a wiring board on which the optical element is mounted and to which the holding member is joined. ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242850

Surgical system having plurality of detachably attachable components and circuit for detecting target states of detachably attachable components and performing control based on detected target states, and method for providing surgical system

Techniques, including a surgical system and a method for providing a surgical system, for detecting detachable attachment of a first component to a console, for detecting detachable attachment of a second component to one of the console the first component, and for controlling a function module based on the detection result are provided.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242845

Treatment device and medical system

A treatment device includes: an insertion portion inserted into a channel of an endoscope; a treatment section configured to perform treatment according to power supplied from a power source; a power reception electrode installed along an outer circumferential face of the insertion portion and configured to form a capacitor by capacitively coupling to a power transmission electrode that generates an electric field according to the power supplied from the power source on an outer circumferential face of the channel when the insertion portion is inserted into the channel; and a position restriction section that restricts a position of the insertion portion in the channel in a radial direction such that a distance between a center axis of the channel and a center axis of the insertion portion is equal to or smaller than a predetermined value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242806

Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic treatment apparatus

In an ultrasonic probe, a curved portion gravity center of a probe curved portion located on a first perpendicular direction side with respect to a longitudinal axis. A boundary position between a probe relay portion and a probe main body portion is located on a distal side with respect to a reference antinode position which is located most distally among antinode positions of a longitudinal vibration located on a proximal direction side with respect to the probe curved portion. ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242795

Basket type grasping forceps

Basket type grasping forceps includes sheath, main body section which has distal and proximal end inserted through sheath, and manipulation sections fixed to sheath which proximal end of main body section is attached. Main body section includes basket section provided at distal side of main body section, and is configured to hold foreign substance, first wire provided at proximal side of basket section and is fixed to basket section, and removal mechanism attached to basket section and moves foreign substance in basket section. ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242743

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

An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a first generation unit that computes a received signal based on first and second echo signals obtained by transmitting ultrasound signals having different phases along a same line to a specimen and reflection of the ultrasound signals from the specimen, and generates a first ultrasound image having first display mode, using the received signal; an extraction unit that calculates first and second features based on frequency spectra of the first and second echo signals, and extracts a third feature from the first and second features so as to be associated with a pixel position in image; a second generation unit that generates a second ultrasound image having second display mode at a pixel position where the third feature is not less than threshold; and a composition unit that generates a composite image by combining the first and second ultrasound images at the pixel position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242636

Endoscope reprocessor

An endoscope reprocessor includes: a processing tank including a first tank that is arranged at a lowermost tier, and a second tank that communicates with the first tank, the processing tank allowing an endoscope to be placed in the processing tank; a drainage port arranged in the first tank; a first water level detection section that detects whether or not a first water level set to be a water level that is equal to or below a boundary between the first tank and the second tank is submerged in water; a circulation port that opens at a level that is below the first water level; a circulation conduit including one end connected to the circulation port and another end that opens at a position that is above the first water level in the processing tank; and a circulation pump that is provided in the circulation conduit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242629

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an insertion portion including a bending portion; a cylindrical operation portion provided so as to be continuous with a proximal end side of the insertion portion; a cylindrical extension portion provided so as to be continuous with a proximal end side of the operation portion; and a bending provided pivotally at the operation portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242628

Imaging system and imaging device

An imaging system includes an imaging device connected to a first communication network, and a first server device connected to the first communication network, and each of the imaging device and the first server device includes a first logical port that is used to transfer video data, a second logical port that is used to transfer data other than the video data, a measuring unit that measures a data transfer amount of the second logical port, and a band control unit that controls transfer bands of the first logical port and the second logical port according to the data transfer amount measured by the measuring unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242627

Endoscope system

An endoscope system has an insertion portion, a front-view observation window that acquires a first object image, a side-view observation window that is provided in the insertion portion, and acquires a second object image, a video processor that generates a signal of an image, a setting storage section that records information on a deviation amount concerning a deviation, and an image processing section that performs, for the image, processing of changing disposition of at least either the image of the object in the first object image or the image of the object in the second object image in accordance with the deviation amount, and aligning a position of the image of the object in the first object image, and a position of the image of the object in the second object image with each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242626

Endoscopic system

An endoscopic system includes a speckle reduction unit which is reduce speckle generated on an observed portion by light that has coherence, a controller which controls an operation of the speckle reduction unit and a plurality of observation modes including a speckle observation mode of observing the observed portion based on the speckle generated on the observed portion by the light. The controller controls the operation of the speckle reduction unit in accordance with the observation modes such that the speckle reduction unit does not reduce the speckle in the speckle observation mode and the speckle reduction unit reduces the speckle in the observation modes other than the speckle observation mode.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160242625

Endoscope system, endoscope apparatus, and processor

In an endoscope system that obtains a captured image inside of a body cavity by use of an insertion unit of an endoscope apparatus which is inserted into the body cavity of a subject, an oscillator outputs an oscillation pulse signal, and receives a reflected pulse signal. A transmission line is provided along the insertion unit near an envelope of the insertion unit, and transmits a pulse signal output from the oscillator. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241800

Endoscope system and pixel correction method

. . An endoscope system includes: a light source; an image sensor having pixels, each performing photoelectric conversion on received light to output an electric signal, and the image sensor imaging a subject to generate image data of the subject; a difference calculation unit that calculates, for each pixel, difference data between a dark image and a dark reference image, the dark image being output from the image sensor during lights-out time when the light source is turned off, and the dark reference image having been preliminarily obtained by averaging dark images generated by the image sensor; a detection unit that detects in the difference data a pixel whose pixel value is a threshold or more, as a blinking defective pixel in the image sensor; and a correction unit that corrects the electric signal output from the blinking defective pixel, using electric signals output from neighboring pixels of the blinking defective pixel.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241758

Fluorescence microscope

An object of the present invention is to obtain clear images when observing a specimen at different positions in the optical-axis direction of a detection optical system, using the sheet illumination. A fluorescence microscope of the present invention includes a sheet-illumination optical system that causes sheet-like excitation light along a plane of incidence to be incident on a specimen; an image-acquisition optical system that includes an objective lens having an optical axis intersecting the plane of incidence and that images fluorescence collected by the objective lens to obtain a fluorescence image; a driving part that moves the specimen in the optical-axis direction of the objective lens; and a positional-shift correction unit that, when a focus position of the image-acquisition optical system relative to an illumination position of the excitation light changes due to movement of the specimen in the optical-axis direction by the driving part, corrects a positional shift between the illumination position of the excitation light and the focus position of the image-acquisition optical system.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241747

Image transmitting/receiving system, image transmitting apparatus, received image displaying apparatus, wireless control apparatus, and image transmitting/receiving method

A received image displaying apparatus comprises: a wireless communication unit that wirelessly receives the frame images transmitted by the image transmitting apparatus with which the received image displaying apparatus has established a connection of wireless communication; and a displaying unit that displays the frame images, which were wirelessly received by the wireless communication unit, in an order in which the frame images were captured. At least one of the image transmitting apparatus and the received image displaying apparatus comprises: a reference sync signal generating unit that generates the reference sync signals; and a control unit that, if the wireless communication unit has received no reference sync signals for a certain time interval, controls the reference sync signal generating unit to generate reference sync signals and that further controls the wireless communication unit to wirelessly transmit the reference sync signals to the other apparatus included in the image transmitting/receiving system.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241647

Wireless image transfer system and wireless image transfer method

A wireless image transfer system includes an image quality judgement unit configured to judge reception states of a first image transmitted in a first frequency band by a first image wireless block and a second image transmitted in a second frequency band by a second image wireless block and image qualities of the received images; and a second control unit configured to sort the reception states into a good state, a bad state, and an intermediate state, select a first image signal in the good state, steadily operate the second image wireless block and periodically operate the first image wireless block in the bad state, and select an image with a better quality from the first image signal and a second image signal and output the selected image in the intermediate state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160240573

Imaging element

An imaging element includes: a first substrate; first light receiving elements regularly disposed on the first substrate; first color filters each of which is disposed on a light receiving surface of the first light receiving elements; a second substrate disposed so that light transmitted through the first substrate is emitted thereto; second light receiving elements regularly disposed on the second substrate; second color filters each of which is disposed on a light receiving surface of the second light receiving elements; and a signal processor which generates a pixel signal corresponding to each of the plurality of first light receiving elements using the first signal and the second signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238849

Light guide prism and head-mounted display apparatus

A light guide prism that is used by being placed in front of a user's eye and guides image light from a display device to the user's eye for observation as a virtual image includes a first light-guiding portion, a second light-guiding portion, and a level difference positioned between the first light-guiding portion and the second light-guiding portion. In a state of use in front of the user's eye, the second light-guiding portion is positioned at a front side of the user's eye, the first and second light-guiding portions each have uniform thickness, a vertical thickness of the second light-guiding portion being less than a vertical thickness of the first light-guiding portion with the level difference as a boundary, and the level difference extends at an inclination with respect to an exit optical axis of the light guide prism so as not to enter the user's field of view.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238848

Light-guiding prism and image display apparatus

Provided is a light guide prism including: an incident surface; one or more reflection surfaces, the reflection surfaces including at least an emission side reflection surface; and an emission surface, in which the light guide prism has a tip face positioned between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface, the tip face most protruding from an end of the emission side reflection surface and from an end of the emission surface in a direction in which a width between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface narrows, the tip face being a curved face. Further provided is an image display apparatus including: a display device; the light guide prism; and a support.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238847

Light-guiding prism and image display apparatus

Provided is a light guide prism including: an incident surface on which image light from a display device is incident; one or more reflection surfaces which reflect the image light incident thereon, the reflection surfaces including at least an emission side reflection surface; and an emission surface forming an acute angle with the emission side reflection surface and emitting the image light reflected by the emission side reflection surface, toward an eyeball of an observer. In one aspect, the light guide prism includes a prism tip disposed as protruding from an end of the emission side reflection surface and from an end of the emission surface, in a direction in which a width between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface narrows. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238846

Light guide prism and image display apparatus

A light guide prism for guiding image light from a display device to an observer's eye and displaying a virtual image of the display device in the observer's field of view includes at least four sides disposed to surround an optical path of image light incident from one end, a reflecting surface configured to reflect the image light guided by the at least four sides, and an emission surface configured to emit the image light reflected at the reflecting surface towards the observer's eye. At least one groove in a v-shape is formed on each of the at least four sides. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238566

System and method of automatically generating a phased array ultrasound scan plan in non-destructive inspection

Disclosed is phased array inspection system with automatically generated paut scan plan based on a set of configurable probe operation parameters and a combination of preferred code requirement and rules given by paut expertise. The complex code requirements and paut expertise are pre-assembled into a plurality of templates applicable to categories of inspection tasks by paut experts. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238216

Light-source optical system, fiber light source, microscope, and automotive headlight

A light-source optical system according to the present invention includes a laser light source that radiates excitation light; a wavelength conversion unit that is irradiated with the excitation light to generate light having a wavelength different from that of the excitation light; and a light deflection and convergence unit that causes an odd number of light beams greater than or equal to three, radiated from the wavelength conversion unit in mutually different directions, to converge at and re-enter the wavelength conversion unit from the backward direction of another light beam, radiated in a direction different from the directions of the odd number of light beams greater than or equal to three, thereby making the odd number of light beams greater than or equal to three overlap the other light beam.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160236248

Endoscope cleaning tube

An endoscope cleaning tube according to the invention includes a housing portion; a movable portion adapted to divide an inner part of the housing portion into a side of the fluid introduction port and a side of the fluid lead-out port and placed between a first position and a second position in the housing portion, the second position being located closer to the side of the fluid lead-out port than the first position; a pressure-receiving portion which, being equipped with a pressure-receiving surface placed at a position facing the fluid introduction port and adapted to receive pressure of the fluid, is adapted to pivot according to fluid pressure on the pressure-receiving surface; and a linking portion adapted to connect the movable portion and the pressure-receiving portion with each other and move the movable portion from the second position to the first position when the pressure-receiving portion receives the fluid pressure.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235465

Transporter for controlling the longitudinal movement of an electrode

A transporter for controlling the longitudinal movement of an electrode of a urological resectoscope, with a guide tube which is secured lengthwise on the resectoscope and on which a carriage is mounted so as to be longitudinally movable, with a spring mounted at one end on the carriage and at the other end on one of the ends of the guide tube, and with finger supports secured on the carriage and on one of the ends of the guide tube, is characterized in that the spring is formed in one piece with at least one of the finger supports, and wherein the spring is designed as a leaf spring and has portions curved in opposite directions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235432

Treatment device, treatment device unit and treatment system

A treatment device includes a probe having a treatment portion to treat a biological tissue by using the ultrasonic vibration generated in an ultrasonic transducer; an action portion being able to be close to and away from the treatment portion and including a pressing portion that presses the biological tissue to the treatment portion; and a vibration damping portion disposed in a part of the pressing portion in a state of facing the treatment portion, moving following the treatment portion to which the ultrasonic vibration is transmitted when abutting on the treatment portion in a state where the ultrasonic vibration is transmitted to the treatment portion, and prevented from being grinded by the treatment portion to which the ultrasonic vibration is transmitted.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235426

Endoscopic treatment instrument and endoscope system

A treatment instrument apparatus, which is an endoscopic treatment instrument, includes a sheath having an opening in a distal end; an actuator placed in the sheath and driven by a gas supplied via a tube; a treatment unit connected with the actuator by a wire and placed on a distal end side of the opening of the sheath; and an opening and closing switch, which is an operation portion used for an operation of supplying the gas into the sheath and supplying the gas to the actuator.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235423

Basket type grasping forceps

Basket type grasping forceps include a sheath, a main body section, and a manipulation section, the main body section includes a basket section and a manipulation wire, the basket section includes a plurality of basket wires and a distal fixing member fixed to the plurality of basket wires, and the distal fixing member has a wire-fixing section to which a first wire serving which is at least one of the plurality of basket wires is fixed, and a high-strength fixing section to which a second wire which is at least another one of the plurality of basket wires is fixed more strongly than a fixing strength of the first wire in the wire-fixing section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235390

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

An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: an analysis unit that analyzes a frequency of a signal using a parameter that differs depending on presence or absence of a contrast agent in a specimen to calculate a frequency spectrum, the signal being generated based on an echo signal reflected from the specimen; a calculation unit configured to calculate a feature of the frequency spectrum; a generating unit that generates feature image data for displaying visual information related to the feature in a display pattern that differs depending on the presence or absence of the contrast agent in the specimen; a determination unit that determines the presence or absence of the contrast agent using the frequency spectrum and information on a known frequency spectrum in the presence of the contrast agent in the specimen; and a control unit that changes a setting of the parameter in accordance with a result of the determination.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235338

Endoscope insertion shape observation probe

An endoscope insertion shape observation probe that is elongatedly formed along a longitudinal axis direction and is insertable into a channel provided in an endoscope insertion section or is incorporated in the endoscope insertion section includes an electronic component, a housing section having a recessed shape that houses the electronic component, a pair of electric connection sections provided in the housing section, a pair of electric connection terminal sections provided in the electronic component and engaged with and electrically connected to the electric connection sections, the electric connection terminal sections mechanically holding the electronic component in the housing section, a groove section formed in the housing section, and two attaching-direction defining terminal sections provided in the electronic component, the attaching-direction defining terminal sections engaging into the groove section and defining a direction around a longitudinal axis in which the electronic component is attached to the housing section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235285

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: first and second cooling units configured to cool first and second light source portions; an image pickup portion configured to generate a picked-up image; and a cooling control portion configured to control amounts of light emission of the light source portions while maintaining an amount-of-light ratio so that the brightness of the picked-up image becomes the target brightness and control cooling based on the information about the amount-of-light ratio and the brightness control information; wherein the cooling control portion decides a cooling capacity of the first cooling units and a cooling capacity of the second cooling units for cooling the respective light source portions for which the amounts of light emission are controlled, at the cooling ratio, so as to cause the light source portions to be included within a predetermined temperature range, based on the brightness control information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235283

Solid state image sensor, endoscope, and endoscope system

A solid state image sensor includes: a light receiving unit where a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements storing charges according to a received light amount are arrayed; a reading unit configured to read an imaging signal based on the charges stored by the light receiving unit; and a color filter. The color filter includes filter units where each the red, green, and blue filters arrayed in four rows and four columns. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235282

Capsule endoscope

Provided is a capsule endoscope in which an objective lens unit includes, at the extreme object side, a lens which is a meniscus lens having negative power and disposed with the convex surface thereof towards the object side, so that the convex surface thereof faces the exterior. An illumination unit includes a light source and an illumination window member. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235281

Endoscope device

This endoscope device can simplify the determination of the moving direction of a focusing lens, and can improve the accuracy of auto focusing. The endoscope has the following elements: an optical system having a focusing lens; a lens moving unit which moves the focusing lens along an optical axis thereof; an image capturing unit which obtains an optical image of an object from the optical system as a plurality of images each of which has a different focal position from each other; a moving direction determining section which determines whether to change the observation depth on the basis of the plurality of images, and determines a moving direction toward which the focusing lens is to be moved on the bases of the images; and a drive control unit which controls the lens moving unit to move the focusing lens toward a determined moving direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160235277

Holding mechanism for endoscope guide member, and endoscope

A holding mechanism includes a fixed holding portion and a rotary holding portion. The rotary holding portion switches the holding state of the holding mechanism by rotation to either a first state in which the rotary holding portion holds, together with the fixed holding portion, a guide member at the operation portion, or the second state in which the rotary holding portion fixes, together with the fixed holding portion, the guide member.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234452

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

. . A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of first photoelectric conversion elements, a plurality of second photoelectric conversion elements different from the plurality of first photoelectric conversion elements, a plurality of storage units, and a control unit. The plurality of storage units store signal charges output only from the plurality of first photoelectric conversion elements. ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234451

Signal readout circuit and method for controlling signal readout circuit

Provided is a signal readout circuit including: a first capacitor that holds a first electric charge; a second capacitor that holds a second electric charge; an amplifier section including an amplifier having first and second input terminals and first and second output terminals, outputting a first potential input to the first input terminal to the first output terminal with a gain of 1 and outputting a second potential input to the second input terminal to the second output terminal with a gain of 1; and a switch circuit that switches on/off state of a connection of a terminal of the first or second capacitor with at least one of the first and second input terminals and the first and second output terminals of the amplifier, wherein a difference between the first electric charge and the second electric charge is an amount indicating a voltage value of a predetermined voltage signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234444

Imaging device and control method for imaging device

An imaging device for performing inter-exposure zoom photographing in which a zoom operation is performed during an exposure period, comprising: a zoom control section that controls a zoom-lens driving section; a photographing control section that instructs photographing to an image sensor; and an operation control section that causes the zoom control section and the photographing control section to execute control at the same time so that the photographing control section causes the image sensor to perform continuous photographing in synchronization with controlling of the zoom control section by driving a photographing lens in a predetermined direction, the zoom control section causes the zoom-lens driving section to output the driving amount for operating the zoom driving in a direction opposite to the predetermined direction, and the photographing control section causes the photographing to be performed with a part of a zoom position during exposure overlapped.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234432

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes a photographic information acquisition unit, a scene/subject discrimination unit, an assist information retrieval unit, and a display unit. The photographic information acquisition unit acquires photographic information. ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234428

Imaging device and image processing method

An imaging device includes an imaging element, a weight calculating section, and an interpolation processing section. The imaging element includes normal pixels and functional pixels, the functional pixels being arranged at nonuniform intervals in a first direction. ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234427

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

An endoscope apparatus includes a processor comprising hardware, a processor performs a focus control that controls a position of a focus lens to an in-focus position based on an in-focus evaluation value, the focus lens being included in an optical system that forms an image of a captured image that is acquired by an imaging section, and the in-focus evaluation value being calculated from a first area within the captured image, and a change-in-scene detection process that detects whether or not a change in scene has occurred from a second area that includes an area that differs from the first area, wherein the processor is set to a standby state when the position of the focus lens has been controlled to the in-focus position, and resumes the focus control process when a change in scene has been detected when the focus control section is set to the standby state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234424

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and non-transitory storage medium storing imaging program

An imaging apparatus moves a focus lens on the basis of an imaging signal of an image pickup device to perform a focal adjustment. The image pickup device images a subject. ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234423

Focus adjustment device and focus adjustment method

A focus adjustment device for carrying out focus adjustment by moving a focus lens, comprises a point light source determination section which determines a point-like light source subject based on the image signals, an orientation stability determination section which determines stability of orientation by detecting orientation of the focus adjustment device, a photometry section which outputs photometric values corresponding to subject brightness based on the image signals, and a focus adjustment section which carries out a focus adjustment operation using the image signals, based on a determination result of the point light source determination section, wherein the point light source determination section, in a state where a point-like light source subject is currently determined, when a determination result of the orientation stability determination section indicates unstable and a photometric value output from the photometry section does not indicate low brightness, determines that the subject is not a point-like light source.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232417

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

With the object of making a user aware of the effect achieved by processing whose details and usage method he or she does not know and encouraging the use of such processing, the invention is an image processing apparatus including a subject recognition circuit that recognizes a subject type existing in an input image; a storage circuit that stores a plurality of processing instruction datasets that represent processing details for processing the input image; a processing instruction dataset obtaining circuit that obtains, from the storage circuit, processing instruction datasets which are predefined according to the subject type recognized by the subject recognition circuit; a processing instruction dataset determining circuit that calculates, for each of the obtained processing instruction datasets, a degree-of-invalidity indicating a degree to which the processing instruction dataset is not suitable for the input image and that selects a prescribed number of the processing instruction datasets for which the degrees-of-invalidity are less than or equal to a prescribed threshold; and an image processing circuit that performs processing of the input image using the prescribed number of selected processing instruction datasets.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231561

Scanner, scanning illuminator, and scanning observation apparatus

A scanner includes: an optical fiber that guides light from a light source; a drive unit including at least one actuator that, when a voltage is applied thereto, displaces an exit end of the optical fiber in a direction intersecting an optical axis; a support portion that is provided on a basal end side from the drive unit and that is spaced away from the drive unit to support the optical fiber; and a correction portion that performs correction so as to bring the center of gravity of the drive unit and a combined center of gravity of the optical fiber, the drive unit, and the support portion close to each other on a cross-section of the drive unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231556

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an insertion portion; an operation portion; a bending wire that causes a bending portion to bend by pulling; a bending operation member that gives pulling force to the bending wire by swinging; an operation force reduction portion including a spring that can press the bending operation member; and a semi-fixation mechanism switch operation member that makes a switch to a pressing state, in which the spring presses the bending operation member, and to a non-pressing state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231547

Laser microscope apparatus

A laser microscope apparatus including: a scanning unit that scans laser light on a sample; an objective lens that collects observation light from the sample; a photo-detection unit that has a light-receiving surface formed of an array of a plurality of detecting elements capable of detecting a single photon, that receives the observation light incident on the light-receiving surface, and that outputs intensity signals having intensities corresponding to the amounts of the received observation light; an image generating unit that generates an image on the basis of the intensities of the intensity signals and scanning positions of the laser light; a processor for notifying a user when the intensity signals used to generate the image include intensity signals having intensities equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold that is set according to the beam diameter of the observation light incident on the light-receiving surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231505

Optical transmission element

An optical transmission element according to an embodiment comprises a fiber and a covering layer. The fiber includes a core made of glass and a cladding made of glass covering an outer periphery of the core. ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231289

Phased array ultrasonic transducers with solderless stack bonding assembly

Disclosed is an ndt/ndi probe array and manufacturing method. The probe array includes a sheet of flexible circuit 10 with a plurality of lower pins 102 and corresponding, electrically connected, upper pins 104. ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231255

Operation device for into-bore introduction device, and into-bore introduction device

An operation device for an into-bore introduction device, includes: a grasping section connected to a proximal portion of an insertion section to be inserted into a bore, and is to be grasped by an operator to operate the insertion section; a bending operation knob disposed on the grasping section and bends a bending portion of the insertion section; a projecting portion formed to project from the grasping section in a direction radial to a longitudinal axis of the grasping section, in a surface between a surface on which the bending operation knob is disposed and a surface on which operator's palm abuts to grasp the grasping section, in the grasping section; and an inclined surface inclined toward the insertion section on an insertion section side of the projecting portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160228203

Medical manipulator and initialization method for medical manipulator

A medical manipulator includes an insertion portion, an arm portion, a light irradiation section irradiating a luminous flux having an optical axis parallel to an arm axial line, an imaging section imaging a locus of an optical image, a rotational movement portion rotating the arm portion around a reference axial line, and an initialization control unit performing initialization control to aligning the arm portion with the reference axial line, in which the initialization control unit includes: a locus acquisition control section controlling the light irradiation section, the rotational movement portion, and the imaging section to acquire a locus of the luminous flux, a convergence determination section computing a diameter of the locus and determines whether or not the diameter of the locus has converged, a driving amount correction section obtaining a driving amount of the first redundant joint and performs driving, and a convergence operation control section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160228088

Ultrasound endoscope

An ultrasound endoscope, having a cable for connecting the ultrasound endoscope to a driving apparatus, includes an insertion section insertable into a subject, a plurality of transducers provided at a distal end portion, an electrode formed in each of the transducers, a wiring section connected to the electrode to electrically connect the electrode and the cable, and matching circuits, at least one of which is provided at an end of or partway in each of the wiring section. The electrode, the wiring section, and the matching circuits are provided in each of the plurality of transducers. ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160227993

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an insertion portion insertable into a body cavity of a subject; an illumination fiber guiding light caused to be incident on a proximal-end-side end face, to a distal-end-side end face; a light-receiving fiber group guiding light from the subject and emitting the light; a light source portion generating illuminating light; a light detecting portion; a first optical unit capable of changing an optical path of the illuminating light caused to be incident on the proximal-end-side end face of the illumination fiber; a second optical unit capable of changing the optical path for the illuminating light changed by the first optical unit and causing the illuminating light to be incident on the light-receiving fiber group; and a control portion performing control of whether or not to change the optical path in the first optical unit and the second optical unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160227992

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an optical transmission section that is provided in an endoscope inserted into an interior of a subject and transmits illuminating light to a distal end, a light source section that generates light, a first lens section that receives the light, from the light source section and emits the light with characteristics of different spatial intensity distributions, a second lens section that causes the light emitted from the first lens section to enter the proximal end of the optical transmission section, a distance adjusting section that can adjust a distance, and a control section that controls the distance adjusting section that adjusts the distance between the first lens section and the second lens section so that amounts of the light of a first and second wavelength bands have a predetermined ratio of amount of light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160227986

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: operation wires insertedly arranged inside an insertion portion and an operation portion, the operation wires causing a bending portion to bend by being pulled/slackened; an operation member provided on the operation portion, the operation member performing a bending operation of the bending portion; a rotation member provided in the operation portion, the rotation member pulling/slackening the operation wires by rotating in conjunction with an operation of the operation member; and an amount-of-operation-force reducing portion giving rotation torque in a direction in which the rotation member inclines to reduce an amount of operation force of the operation member, in response to inclination of the operation member, wherein the rotation torque of the amount-of-operation-force reducing portion changes in conjunction with displacement of the operation member operated, and the amount-of-operation-force reducing portion offsets and reduces the amount of operation force required for the operation member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160227984

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an operation portion grasped by an operator; an insertion portion pivotable relative to the operation portion; a switch portion provided on the operation portion and switchable by a grasping hand of the operator; a pulling/relaxing member pulled and relaxed by back and forth movement in the operation portion based on switch operation of the switch portion; and a braking unit that includes a deformation portion deformed by the pulling and the relaxing of the pulling/relaxing member and that restrains or allows rotation of the insertion portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160227983

Operation device for into-bore introduction device, and into-bore introduction device

An operation device for an into-bore introduction device, includes: a projecting portion formed to project from a grasping section in a radial direction to a longitudinal axis of the grasping section, in a surface between a surface on which a bending operation knob is disposed and a surface on which operator's palm abuts to grasp the grasping section, in the grasping section; a pressing switch disposed on the projecting portion; and an inclined surface formed distantly by as much as a predetermined distance from the pressing switch, and in which an amount of the inclined surface to project outside in the radial direction is decreased on an insertion section side of the projecting portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227108

Imaging apparatus

. . An imaging apparatus includes: an image comparing unit that compares a shot image shot by a photographer with a sample image selected by the photographer; an operation comparing unit that compares an operation performed when the shot image was shot with an operation performed when the sample image was shot; and an advising unit that gives the photographer advice on an image shooting method to make the shot image close to the sample image according to comparison results provided by the image comparing unit and the operation comparing unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227093

Shooting apparatus and method for controlling shooting apparatus

A camera includes: a shooting section that outputs images of an object; a moving image shooting control section that controls the shooting section to repeat shooting under predetermined shooting conditions at a predetermined frame rate; a moving image generation section that generates moving images based on images shot under the predetermined shooting conditions, respectively; an image extraction section that extracts a first image and a second image based on a predetermined condition from each of the moving images; a display section; and a display control section that performs control to simultaneously multi-display the first image and the second image of each moving image on the display section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227091

Image pickup apparatus and control method of image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus comprises: an image pickup device that generates an image data; a mechanical shutter that controls shielding and passing of object light; an image processing section that amplifies pixel values of respective pixels of the image data with a gain which is uniform irrespective of the pixel values; and a cpu that sets a shutter type to be used, controls the image pickup device when the electronic shutter is used, and sets the gain of amplification by the image processing section to have different values in accordance with which shutter is to be used.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225168

Endoscope apparatus and inspection method using endoscope

An endoscope apparatus includes: a reference image generating section that generates a reference image to be used for determining whether an inspection object is non-defective or defective; and a mixer that outputs the reference image in a superimposed manner on an endoscopic image from an endoscope, the endoscopic image being obtained by photographing the inspection object, in a predetermined inspection mode, and an image of the inspection object and the reference image are displayed in a superimposed manner, to thereby facilitate a non-defective/defective determination and improve an operability in an inspection.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224866

Imaging device and phase difference detection method

An imaging device includes an imager, and a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement a phase difference detection process that calculates an average value of a pixel value of a first image and a pixel value of a second image that have been subjected to a normalization process, and calculates a correlation coefficient based on a value obtained by adding up the values obtained by subjecting the pixel value of the first image and the pixel value of the second image that have been subjected to a subtraction process within a fall interval in which the average value decreases, and a value obtained by adding up the values obtained by subjecting the pixel value of the first image and the pixel value of the second image that have been subjected to the subtraction process within a rise interval in which the average value increases.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160223883

Situation comprehending apparatus, situation comprehending method, and program for situation comprehension

A situation comprehending apparatus included in an imaging apparatus includes an image acquiring section, a structure specifying section, a distance acquiring section, a main subject specifying section, and a main subject distance distribution determining section. The image acquiring section acquires an image of a target scene. ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160223829

Lens frame, lens assembly and method of manufacturing lens assembly

A lens frame which is configured to dispose a lens on a reference axis and fix the lens, the lens frame includes an axial direction reception section configured to abut the lens in the axial direction and separated from the lens upon fixing of the lens in order to define an orientation of the lens with respect to the reference axis, an adhesive agent guide surface configured to form a gap, and an adhesive agent-blocking section formed between the adhesive agent guide surface and the axial direction reception section in the axial direction, fitted onto the side surface of the lens in the radial direction when the lens abuts the axial direction reception section, and configured to block the adhesive agent such that the adhesive agent introduced into the gap does not flow into the axial direction reception section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160223806

Sighting device

A sighting device, including an optical element having a concave reflection surface and an aiming light source and forming in a visual field frame, comprises a main-body housing section that houses the optical element and the aiming light source and has an opening on an upper surface side, a cover member that covers the upper surface side of the main-body housing section, and a link mechanism that couples the main-body housing section and the cover member and moves the cover member with respect to the main-body housing section. The cover member is moved by the link mechanism between a closed position where the cover member covers the opening of the main-body housing section and an open position where the cover member is disposed in a position separated from the opening of the main-body housing section and forms an optical path of the aiming light.. ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160222261

Adhesive composition for medical devices and medical device

An adhesive composition for medical devices of the present invention includes at least one epoxy resin (a) selected from the group consisting of a bisphenol a epoxy resin, a bisphenol f epoxy resin, and a phenol novolak epoxy resin, and modified silicone (b), wherein the epoxy resin (a) is mixed with the modified silicone b.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160220301

High-frequency treatment tool

Provided is a high-frequency treatment tool including a cylindrical sheath, an electrode member that is made to protrude and be retracted with respect to a distal-end portion of the sheath, and a liquid-feeding unit for feeding a liquid toward the distal-end side inside a flow channel in the sheath, wherein a distal end of the electrode member is provided with a distal-end expanded portion that extends radially outward in a radiating manner and that has a base-end surface that is made to protrude and be retracted with respect to a distal-end portion of the sheath, wherein the sheath is provided with a restricting portion that restricts the movement of the electrode member toward the base-end side at a position at which a portion of the distal-end expanded portion is accommodated inside the sheath and an accommodating portion that can accommodate at least a portion of the distal-end expanded portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160220101

Device

Provided is a treatment tool configured so that no induction current flows through a manipulation wire of a manipulation part manipulated by an operator. The treatment tool includes: the manipulation part that is manipulated by an operator; an elongated insertion portion that is elongated from the manipulation part and is inserted into a body of a subject; and the manipulation wire that passes through the elongated insertion portion to transmit manipulation at the manipulation part to a treatment portion on a forward-end side (distal-end) of the insertion part. ... Olympus Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160220100

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 sources, 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

08/04/16 / #20160220099

Endoscope having an adjustable viewing direction

An endoscope having an adjustable viewing direction at a viewing angle, the endoscope including: an endoscope shaft having a longitudinal axis, wherein the endoscope shaft has a distal viewing window, a movable optical device for capturing objects provided in the endoscope shaft, and a focusing optical unit arranged between a distal viewing window and the movable optical device, wherein a focal distance of the focusing optical unit is changed in dependence on the viewing angle.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160219221

Imaging device and electronic device

. . An imaging device includes a first image sensor that is placed to intersect the optical axis of an imaging lens, a second image sensor that is placed to intersect the optical axis of the imaging lens so as to be situated at a given distance from the first image sensor, and receives light that has passed through the first image sensor, and a processor including hardware, wherein the processor is configured to implement a brightness correction process that amplifies the pixel value of the second image captured by the second image sensor using a gain set based on the light transmittance of a light-receiving section of the first image sensor, and an object distance calculation process that performs a depth-from-defocus (dfd) process based on the pixel value of the first image and the pixel value of the second image subjected to the brightness correction process to calculate an object distance.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160217342

Display apparatus, display method, and non-transitory storage medium storing display program

A display apparatus includes a request information acquiring section, an information analyzing section, and a distinction tip deciding section. The request information acquiring section acquires request information including information to distinguish a target. ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160217255

Medical system, image processing device, terminal device, server device, and information display method

An image processing device includes: a reading unit that reads an image, image identification information (image id), and medium identification information (medium id) from the removable medium; a transmitting unit that transmits, to a server, the image id and the medium id that have been read by the reading unit; a receiving unit that receives, from the server, the patient information that corresponds to the image id and the medium id that have been transmitted by the transmitting unit, or information indicating no existing corresponding patient information; and a display control unit that displays, on a display device, the image read by the reading unit and the patient information received by the receiving unit, or the image read by the reading unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216510

Optical fiber scanner, illumination system, and observation apparatus

An optical fiber scanner is provided with an illumination optical fiber that guides light and emits the light from a distal end thereof; a plurality of piezoelectric elements that are secured on a side surface of the illumination optical fiber, that have polarizations in radial directions of the illumination optical fiber, and that vibrate the illumination optical fiber when an alternating voltage is applied in the polarization directions; and a vibration suppressing part that suppresses vibrations in the radial directions generated at a position of the illumination optical fiber away from the piezoelectric elements toward a base end.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216500

Microscope illumination apparatus

A microscope illumination apparatus includes: a dark-field illumination unit including a light source that is arrangeable in an outer periphery of an observation light path of a microscope, the dark-field illumination unit being removably provided in the outer periphery of the observation light path; a detector that detects that the dark-field illumination unit has been arranged in a prescribed position of the outer periphery of the observation light path, and outputs a turn-on signal; and a controller that controls the light source to be turned on in accordance with the detection of the detector.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216293

Scanning probe microscope and control method thereof

A scanning probe microscope includes a cantilever having a probe at a free end thereof; a scanner to three-dimensionally relatively move the probe and a sample; a vibrator to vibrate the cantilever based on a vibrating signal; a displacement detector to detect a displacement of the cantilever and to output a displacement signal indicating the displacement; and a phase difference information detecting section to generate a phase signal including information of a phase difference between the vibrating signal and the displacement signal. The phase difference information detecting section includes a phase regulating portion to provide, to the phase difference, a phase offset to cancel an initial phase difference present in a state in which the probe is not in contact with the sample.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160214157

Bending method and bending device

The possibility of performing a bending process again on an area that has already been bent once is reduced. Provided is a bending device including two receiving sections disposed with a distance therebetween; a pressing section that presses a plate-like workpiece, which is supported in a bridged manner between the receiving sections, into a space between the receiving sections; an operable section that applies an external force for causing the pressing section to generate a pressing force; and a marker retaining section that is attached to at least one of the pressing section and the receiving section side and that retains a marker to be adhered to a pressed area of whichever one of surfaces of the workpiece by means of the pressing force.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213438

Surgical instrument

A surgical instrument has a treatment section, a first pulling section and a second pulling section configured to transmit a pulling force to the treatment section, a power source configured to generate force for operating the treatment section, and a switching section having a first path configured to transmit the force from the power source to the first pulling member and a second path configured to transmit the force from the power source to the second pulling member and configured to switch the first path and the second path.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213416

High-frequency surgical equipment and method for operating such an equipment

Disclosed is a high-frequency surgical appliance for cutting and/or coagulating biological tissue, having a high-frequency generator designed to produce a high-frequency alternating current during operation, and also a method for operating a high-frequency surgical appliance that involves a high-frequency alternating current produced by means of a high-frequency generator for of cutting and/or coagulating biological tissue. The high-frequency surgical appliance according to the invention has a power setting device that is arranged and designed to set or limit an output power of the high-frequency surgical appliance to a power value selected by a user. ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213364

Medical system and method of controlling medical instruments

An object of the invention is to provide for automatic angular adjustment of an end effector thereby improving on the operability of a medical instrument. The medical system of the invention comprises a medical instrument including a driver for driving adjustment of the angle of the end effector relative to a shaft, a trocar having an insertion opening through which the medical instrument is inserted, a sensor that produces a sensor signal including at least an angle of a shaft in a reference coordinate system, and a driver for enabling follow-up control processing for driving the driver based on a sensor signal produced out of the sensor such that the angle of the end effector follows a follow-up criterion in a reference coordinate system.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213239

Endoscope system

An endoscope includes: a first lens located at a distal-most position, a part of the first lens being exposed outside; a movable lens barrel configured to be able to move, and configured to hold a movable lens disposed on a proximal end side with respect to the first lens; an actuator unit including a coil that drives the movable lens barrel and generates heat by receiving a supply of electric power; and a control section that outputs first electric power to the coil when holding the movable lens barrel at a predetermined position, and outputs second electric power larger than the first electric power to the coil when conducting heat generated from the coil to the first lens at the predetermined position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213238

Image sensor, imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

An image sensor includes: a reference signal generation unit configured to generate and output a reference signal in accordance with a predetermined voltage; a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional matrix form and configured to receive light from outside, and to generate and output an imaging signal in accordance with an amount of the received light; a transfer unit configured to transfer the reference signal output from the reference signal generation unit and the imaging signal output from each of the plurality of pixels, during different periods; and an output unit configured to separately hold the reference signal and the imaging signal transferred from the transfer unit, sequentially switch between the reference signal and the imaging signal to output the switched signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213235

Extracorporeal terminal, capsule endoscope system, capsule-endoscope control method and program

An extracorporeal terminal includes a wireless communication unit including a plurality of antenna elements, and configured to transmit and receive a signal. With a capsule endoscope, a first memory configured to store a position database showing relationships between coordinates and the frame rate, a position estimation unit configured to estimate a position of the capsule endoscope using a signal level of the signal received by the wireless communication unit, and a frame rate-setting unit configured to set the frame rate corresponding to the coordinates when a distance between a position shown by the coordinates included in the position database retained in the first memory and at position of the capsule endoscope estimated by the position estimation unit is less than a distance threshold that is preset. ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213232

Guidance device and capsule medical device guidance system

A guidance device includes: a permanent magnet; an accommodating portion; a shielding member configured to shield the magnetic field generated by the permanent magnet; a supporting mechanism configured to support the permanent magnet between a first position and a second position; a driving unit configured to operate the supporting mechanism upon receiving an electric power supply; and a shielding member moving mechanism configured to move the shielding member between a shielding position and a non-shielding position in conjunction with an operation of the supporting mechanism causing the permanent magnet to move in a vertical direction. When the electric power supply to the driving unit stops, the shielding member moving mechanism moves the shielding member to the shielding position in conjunction with an operation of the supporting mechanism causing the permanent magnet to move to the first position.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213227

Bending portion of endoscope

A bending portion of an endoscope capable of realizing optimum bending forms corresponding to purposes by a simple configuration is provided. For this purpose, knot rings for upward/downward bending and knot rings for left/right bending arrayed in a first bending area set on a distal end side of a bending portion are configured with second knot rings on which a pair of projecting portions are arranged axially symmetric relative to a central axis of an insertion portion; knot rings for left/right bending arrayed on a second bending area set on a proximal end side of the bending portion are configured with second knot rings; and knot rings for upward/downward bending arrayed in the second bending area are configured with third knot rings on which a pair of projecting portions are offset upward from axially-symmetric positions relative to the central position of the insertion portion by a predetermined offset amount.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213226

Data reception device, capsule endoscope system, data reception method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

A data reception device includes a wireless communication interface configured to receive imaging data transmitted from a capsule endoscope and which transmits the imaging data after the imaging by performing the imaging, and to transmit a frame rate-setting value to the capsule endoscope, a memory configured to store reference image information to be used to specify a part of a living body included in the imaging data, a range-of-interest detection unit configured to detect a range of interest which is a range of the part in the imaging data based on the reference image information, an amount-of-change detection unit configured to detect an amount of change in the range of interest between the imaging data of two different frames, and a frame rate determination unit configured to determine the frame rate-setting value to be transmitted to the capsule endoscope.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213225

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: a cylindrical member; a ring member, in which the cylindrical member is fixed; a recess portion provided in an outer circumferential face of the cylindrical member; a first recess wall formed in a direction around an axis in the recess portion; a second recess wall formed along a direction of the axis; a projection portion provided on an inner circumferential face of the ring member, the projection portion being engaged with a recess portion; a first contact portion that comes into contact with the first recess wall in the direction of the axis; and a second contact portion that comes into contact with the second recess wall in the direction around the axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160213224

Manipulator and manipulator system

A manipulator and manipulator system in which a dynamic surplus is rapidly removed and a moving part actuates rapidly in association with the operation of an operating part. The manipulator includes an operating part operated by an operator, a moving part operated by the operating part, a transmitting part for coupling the operating part to the moving part to transmit driving force of the operating part to the moving part, a transmission compensating part for making up for a dynamic surplus occurring in the transmitting part in association with the operation of the operating part, an input part for acquiring a state of at least one of the operating, moving and transmitting part, and a control unit for controlling the transmission compensating part depending on the state acquired by the input part.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212364

Imaging apparatus and image processing method

. . An imaging apparatus includes a high-frequency pattern detector calculating a difference or a ratio between a value obtained by integrating averages of pixel outputs of a first pixel group arranged in identical positions in a vertical direction with respect to a focus detection pixel or in identical positions in a vertical direction with respect to another focus detection pixel located around the focus detection pixel and a value obtained by integrating averages of pixel outputs of a second pixel group arranged in positions shifted from the first pixel group in the horizontal or vertical direction, and sets a high-frequency degree in accordance with a magnitude of the difference or the ratio. An application determination unit increases the mixing rate of the focus detection pixel when the high-frequency pattern degree is high.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212361

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a plurality of connection nodes which electrically connect the first and second substrates, a pixel section arranged on the first substrate and including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, the plurality of pixels outputting pixel signals according to incident light, a row signal generation circuit arranged on the first substrate or the second substrate and configured to generate row selection signals, a column signal generation circuit arranged on the first substrate and configured to generate column-scanning signals, a block of column-scanning circuits arranged on the first substrate and which sequentially outputs the pixel signals output to every row from the pixels by scanning the columns according to the column-scanning signals, to every column, and a signal-processing circuit arranged on the second substrate and configured to process the pixel signals output from the block of column-scanning circuits.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212331

Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device arranged such that a light receiving surface is orthogonal to an optical axis of an image pickup lens, the image pickup device acquiring primary image data; an input device that receives input of correction angles including a first angle that is an angle formed in a pitch direction relative to the light receiving surface and a second angle that is an angle formed in a yaw direction relative to the light receiving surface; an image processing unit that uses a focal length of the image pickup lens and the correction angles to generate secondary image data obtained by applying a modification process of projecting the primary image data onto a plane forming the first angle in the pitch direction relative to the light receiving surface and the second angle in the yaw direction relative to the light receiving surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212325

Camera system and method for correcting focus detection pixel

A camera system includes an interchangeable lens and a camera main body. The interchangeable lens includes a lens side storage unit that stores pupil related data according to an image height. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160211919

Optical transmitting and receiving unit

An optical transmitting and receiving unit includes: an optical transmitting module having a light emitting element and having a metal case that stores the light emitting element; an optical connector having a ferrule for holding an optical fiber and having a flange portion provided at one end of the ferrule, the ferrule being inserted into a sleeve of the metal case to connect the optical connector with the optical transmitting module; and a tubular waterproof cap that has a bottom, with one end open and the other end closed, and caps the optical connector to seal an optical connecting portion between the optical connector and the optical transmitting module in a watertight manner. The metal case has step portions with different outside diameters. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160211299

Image capturing device

An image capturing device includes: a first substrate; a second substrate arranged so that the second substrate overlaps the first substrate; a pixel unit having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix shape on the first substrate; a first vertical scanning circuit arranged on one of the first substrate and the second substrate and configured to output a control signal supplied to every row or every two or more rows of the plurality of pixels; and a plurality of first buffers arranged on the second substrate so that the plurality of first buffers overlap the pixel unit, provided in correspondence with one row or a plurality of rows of the plurality of pixels, and connected to respective signal lines through which the control signal output from the first vertical scanning circuit is transmitted.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210731

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

An image processing device includes a memory configured to store a plurality of captured images; and a processor comprising hardware, wherein the processor is configured to implement: an image selection unit configured to: select a reference image from among the plurality of captured images stored in the memory; and select candidate images to be combined with the reference image from a first group of images being captured earlier than the reference image and a second group of images being captured later than the reference image among the plurality of captured images, if the reference image is neither the earliest captured image nor the latest captured image stored in the memory, wherein; and a composition processing unit configured to compose the images to be combined selected by the image selection unit with the reference image selected by the image selection unit to generate a composite image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210715

Image-processing apparatus

An image-processing apparatus includes a memory in which first image data is recorded, wherein the first image data includes second image data offset-calculating block configured to calculate an offset when transfer data is read for each row, wherein an amount of position gap between a storage area of data of a first row of the first image data and a storage area of data of a second row includes the offset and wherein the access boundary is a boundary of data capable of being accessed through one access to the memory, a write block configured to write the first image data, a write control block configured to control the write block, a read block configured to read the second image data, a read control block configured to control the read block, and an image-processing block configured to perform image processing on the second image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210419

Server device, medical system, and information notification method

A server device includes a first storage unit in which first information including device names, locations, and scheduled use dates and times of a plurality of medical devices is stored, a determination unit that determines an alternative medical device that may be an alternative device of the failed medical device on the basis of second information relating to at least one failure of the plurality of medical devices and the first information stored in the first storage unit, and a communication unit that transmits third information including a device name, a location, and a usable date and time of the alternative medical device to one or more client terminal devices corresponding to the medical devices that have not failed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160209637

Imaging module and endoscope apparatus

An imaging module includes: a first chip having a light-receiving unit; a flexible printed board connected to an electrode pad of the first chip via an inner lead extended from one end of the flexible printed board; a second chip having a transmission buffer on the flexible printed board; an image signal cable configured to output an image signal; and a drive signal cable configured to input a drive signal. The first and second chips constitute a cmos imager. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160209315

Optical analysis device, optical analysis method and computer program for optical analysis using single light-emitting particle detection

In the scanning molecule counting method using optical measurement with a confocal or multiphoton microscope, there is provided a technique of computing a light-emitting particle concentration which changes with time and detecting a concentration change velocity or a reaction velocity. The inventive optical analysis technique of detecting light of light-emitting particles in a sample solution generates time series light intensity data of light from a light detection region detected with moving the position of the light detection region of the microscope in the sample solution; measures successively an interval of generation times of signals of the light-emitting particles detected in the time series light intensity data; and determines the concentration or concentration change velocity of the light-emitting particles, using the successively measured signal generation time intervals.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160206390

Surgical tool

A surgical tool includes: a treatment section that treats an object to be treated; a power source that generates a power to operate the treatment section; a traction section connected to the treatment section and the power source; a switching section that switches a transmission state of the power from the power source to the traction section between a state in which the power can be transmitted and a state in which the power cannot be transmitted; and a tension-applying section that has a pulley and applies a predetermined initial tension to the traction section by applying a power to the pulley in the state in which the power cannot be transmitted, wherein the traction section is hung on the pulley via the power source from the treatment section and is connected to the treatment section via the power source.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160206297

Ultrasonic biopsy needle

An ultrasonic biopsy needle includes a sheath inserted through a channel of an ultrasonic endoscope; a needle tube which is inserted through the sheath and capable of advancing and retracting in the sheath; and an operation portion which is connected to a proximal end of the sheath and is provided to advance and retract the needle tube. The sheath includes a meandering suppressing portion positioned more proximal than a proximal end of a bending portion of the ultrasonic endoscope when a distal end of the sheath is positioned in a visual field of an optical image-capturing mechanism of the ultrasonic endoscope. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160206278

Ultrasonic biopsy needle

An ultrasonic biopsy needle includes a sheath inserted through a channel of an ultrasonic endoscope; a needle tube which is inserted through the sheath and capable of advancing and retracting inside the sheath; and an operation portion which is connected to a proximal end of the sheath and is provided to advance and retract. The sheath includes an extension limiting portion that is positioned more distal than a proximal end of a bending portion of the ultrasonic endoscope. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160206210

Optical measurement apparatus

Provided is an optical measurement apparatus to which a measurement probe having an illumination fiber and a light receiving fiber is configured to be detachably connected and which is configured to perform optical measurement on a measurement target. The optical measurement apparatus includes: a light source unit configured to emit illumination light to the measurement target via the illumination fiber; a light receiving unit configured to receive light propagated via the light receiving fiber; and a calculation unit configured to calculate a characteristic value of a measurement history of each of the illumination light and external light incident from outside, based on a plurality of measured values obtained by receiving diffused light of the illumination light reflected from a reflection index member and on a plurality of measured values obtained by receiving diffused light of the external light that has been transmitted through a diffusion index member as uniform light.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160206186

Imaging module and endoscope apparatus

An imaging module includes: an image sensor; a substrate having a conductor layer and extending from the image sensor; a multi-layer substrate having therein conductor layers on the substrate; electronic components mounted on/in the multi-layer substrate; an image signal electrode pad and a drive signal electrode pad on the image sensor; an image signal cable; a drive signal cable; an image signal wiring pattern through which an image signal is transmitted from the image signal electrode pad to the image signal cable; and a drive signal wiring pattern through which a drive signal is transmitted from the drive signal cable to the drive signal electrode pad. At least one of the electronic components is embedded inside the multi-layer substrate. ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160206185

Imaging device, endoscope system, and endoscope device

An endoscope device includes: an imaging unit for photoelectrically converting light from an object that has been irradiated with the light to generate an image signal; an optical signal converter for converting the image signal into an optical signal; a signal dividing unit for dividing the optical signal into first and second optical signals at a predetermined light quantity ratio; a first optical signal transmission line for transmitting the first optical signal; a connecting unit configured to connect the first optical signal transmission line and other optical signal transmission line and to input the first optical signal that has been transmitted through the first optical signal transmission line into the other optical signal transmission line; an electrical signal converter configured to convert the second optical signal into an electrical signal including light quantity information of the second optical signal; and an electrical signal transmission line for transmitting the electrical signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160206181

Endoscope shaft

A shaft of an endoscope including a locking coupling which is designed to connect the end piece of the shaft to a counter piece, and which includes a coupling piece which is mounted on the end piece or on the counter piece so that it can be slidingly moved transversely to the axis thereof, the coupling piece being designed so it can be placed, when being moved in a traverse manner, in or out of the locking engagement with the counter piece or end piece, the transverse bearing of the coupling piece is provided with a locking device which can be brought into contact for suppressing the transverse movement.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160206177

Endoscope and endoscope system

An endoscope includes an insertion part having a channel; an operation part attached to a proximal end part of the insertion part; a shaft-like member inserted into the insertion part, a proximal end part of the shaft-like member extends to the operation part, and the shaft-like member configured to be capable of moving inside the channel with respect to the insertion part; and a projectable unit provided at a distal end part of the channel; wherein the projectable unit includes: a movable part provided at a distal end part side of the channel and provided at distally than a distal end of the shaft-like member; and a coupling part watertightly attached with the movable part and the distal end part of the channel and is elastically deformable in accordance with a movement of the movable part.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205387

Three-dimensional image system

. . A three-dimensional image system includes a monitor that displays an image signal as an image for three-dimensional observation, glasses for three-dimensional observation for observing, as a three-dimensional image, the image for three-dimensional observation displayed on a display section of the monitor, a storing section that is provided in the glasses for three-dimensional observation and stores an image parameter correction value for three-dimensional observation for correcting image parameters for three-dimensional observation for giving a cubic effect of the image for three-dimensional observation displayed on the display section, a scanning section that scans the glasses for three-dimensional observation in order to read information stored in the storing section, and a control section that performs control to set, according to a scanning result of the scanning section, the image parameter correction value for three-dimensional observation in the monitor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205325

Driver and image instrument

A driver includes a piezoelectric sheet, a fixing frame, a moving frame, and a control circuit. The piezoelectric sheet includes a first piezoelectric body portion which bends in a first direction, a second piezoelectric body portion which bends in a second direction that intersects at right angles with the first direction, and a connection portion which connects the first and second piezoelectric body portions. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205312

Focus adjustment device, imaging device and focus adjustment method

A focus adjustment device comprises an image sensor having imaging pixels and focus detection pixels, which subjects light flux that is passed through a photographing lens to photoelectric conversion and outputs an image signal, a first memory which stores information relating to incident angle range of light flux that is incident towards the image sensor, a second memory which stores information relating to characteristics of the image sensor, and a calculation section which calculates information for focus adjustment based on output of the first memory and output of the second memory.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205310

Photographing apparatus and control method for photographing apparatus

A photographing apparatus comprises a focus adjustment lens capable of movement in an optical axis direction, an operation member for designating a movement amount on movement direction of the focus adjustment lens as a result of being operated, an operation time detector for detecting operation time based on operation amount of the operating member, a target position calculation section for calculating target position that the focus adjustment lens is moved to, based on operation amount of the operating member, and a controller for changing the target position based on the operation time, and repeatedly executing control to move the focus adjustment lens to the target position, wherein the controller sets a movement velocity of the focus adjustment lens, at an estimated time for recommencing movement of the focus adjustment lens, so that the focus adjustment lens moves to the target position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205296

Imaging unit and endoscope apparatus

An imaging unit includes: an image sensor having an electrode pad and a light-receiving surface; a flexible printed circuit board having an inner lead connected to the electrode pad and extending from the image sensor in a direction opposite to where the light-receiving surface is provided; and one or more electronic components mounted on a first surface of the flexible printed circuit board, the first surface being on a side where the image sensor is provided. The flexible printed circuit board includes: an insulating base material; a first wiring layer on the base material on a side of the first surface; a first film for insulating the first wiring layer; a second wiring layer on the base material on a side of a second surface opposite to the first surface; and a second film for insulating the second wiring layer. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160204855

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

07/14/16 / #20160203186

Cell observation information processing system, cell observation information processing method, cell observation information processing program, archive section provided for the cell observation information processing system, and apparatuses provided for the cell observation information processing system

A cell observation information processing system includes: a tag acquiring section that acquires, for searching for observation information acquired at one time point, at least one of search tags including tags respectively indicating user identifying information, cell identifying information, information on maintenance work, apparatus identifying information, activity data variation information, and cell image; a storing section that assigns the search tags acquired by the tag acquiring section to each set of the observation information acquired at each time point and stores into an archive section each set of the search-tagged observation information; a search criterion acquiring section that acquires, as a search criterion, information containing at least one of the search tags assigned to the observation information; and a retrieving section that searches through the archive section using the search criterion and retrieves data containing search-tagged observation information to which search tags matched with the search criterion have been assigned.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160203165

Cell observation information processing system, cell observation information processing method, cell observation information processing program, archive section provided for the cell observation information processing system, and apparatuses provided for the cell observation information processing system

A cell observation information processing system includes: a storing section that assigns, to each of observation information sets acquired in response to an acquisition order at each time point to carry an observation result containing a cell image and activity data, search tags including an image tag as a main tag and subordinate tags subordinately associated with the image tag, and stores the search-tagged observation information set into an archive; an image selector; a search criterion generator that searches through the archive using the selected image tag, retrieves a matched search-tagged observation information set, and automatically generates a search criterion based on subordinate tags assigned to the search-tagged observation information set having been retrieved; and a retrieving section that searches through the archive using the search criterion and retrieves data containing activity data in observation information sets to which search tags matched with the search criterion have been assigned.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160202895

Endoscopic image display device

A display control unit (23) scrollably displays a plurality of images to be displayed in a specific display area within a screen. An operation receiving unit (21) receives a scroll instruction and a display mode switching instruction that are issued in response to a user operation. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160202165

Device and method for optically determining particle properties

A device, a method and a system for optically determining particle properties, in particular size and reflectivity. The device includes at least one light source assembly having at least one light source, a polarizer assembly, at least one sample holder—which can be illuminated by the least one light source assembly—for accommodating particle preparations to be investigated, at least one analyzer assembly, and at least one imaging device with at least one color-resolving matrix image sensor. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160202093

Adjustable probe holder assembly for an inspection sensor

An adjustable probe holder assembly is disclosed for an inspection or measurement sensor, such as an ultrasound transducer, eddy current sensor, magnetic thickness sensor or optical image sensor, in order to position the sensor in a confined space using an extended arm with an adjustable curvature. The probe holder has at least two elongated holding arms, among which a first arm and a second arm, each having a probe end and a holding end, wherein the probe end of each of the holding arms are attached to the probe and the at least two arms remain substantially parallel and very close to each other when the probe holder is at a non-operational status. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160199881

Vibration generating unit, vibrating body unit, and ultrasonic treatment apparatus

A vibration generating unit includes a proximal side vibration transmitting section extended from a proximal end of the ultrasonic transducer toward a proximal direction. A proximal end of the proximal side vibration transmitting section is placed at a position apart from a reference antinode position toward the proximal direction by an extending dimension equal to an integral multiple of a half wavelength, when the reference antinode position is the closest to the ultrasonic transducer among antinode positions placed on the proximal direction side with respect to the ultrasonic transducer. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160199548

Multi-way valve for a medical instrument

A medical device is provided comprising a first port; a second port in fluid communication with the first port; and a third port in selective fluid communication with both the first port and the second port; a sealing membrane disposed between the third port and both the first port and the second port, the sealing membrane is configured to move between a first position preventing fluid communication between the third port and both the first port and the second port and a second position allowing fluid communication between the third port and the first port, wherein movement of a fluid supplied to the medical device at the third port moves the sealing membrane from the first position to the second position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160199186

Implant and method of manufacturing the same

Degradation rate is suppressed to be low by suppressing the occurrence of structural defects. Provided is an implant manufacturing method including a molding step of molding a molded item by treating a raw-material piece constituted of a biodegradable metal material with plastic processing and a grain-size adjusting step of increasing metal grain size by applying a heat treatment to the molded item molded in the molding step.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160199121

Energy treatment device

An energy treatment device includes a probe, a sheath unit, a fixed handle, a movable handle unit, a rotation axis, a jaw and a thickness-reduced portion. The thickness-reduced portion is one part of the jaw and is provided between the rotation axis and a distal end of the jaw. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160199084

Handle for medical treatment device and medical treatment device

A handle includes a first operation input body provided on a handle main body and configured to rotate in first and second directions to operate a first end effector; an interlock body rotatable relative to the first operation input body; an engaging portion provided in the interlock body and configured to be engaged with the handle main body and to restrict rotation of the first operation input body in the second direction when the first operation input body is rotated in the first direction; and a second operation input body configured to rotate to operate a second end effector, and disengage the engaging portion from the handle main body by pressing the interlock body.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160199082

Combination medical device

A combination medical includes a first arm and a second arm interconnected to the first arm. The first arm and the second arm are biased towards each other by a closing force. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160198936

Holding mechanism for endoscopic guide member, and endoscope

A holding mechanism has a first holding portion and a second holding portion. The first holding portion holds a part of an endoscopic guide member which is exposed to the outside of an endoscope. ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160198934

Resectoscope with laser fibers

A resectoscope having a laser fiber, which is mounted to be longitudinally displaceable and emits light at its distal end as well as having a carriage, which is mounted so that it is longitudinally displaceable on the resectoscope and has an elongated bore, which is stationary on the carriage in at least some regions and is designed to receive the laser fiber, and having a clamping device designed for connecting the laser fiber to the carriage by clamping, wherein the clamping device has a clamping body, which is mounted so that it is movable on the carriage across the bore and in which a region of the bore that is moved with the clamping body is arranged.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160198933

Image processing apparatus for scanning endoscope

An image processing apparatus for scanning endoscope includes: a number-of-interpolations determination section that receives detection signals from a detector for sequentially sampling return light from a subject and determines a number of detection signals used in an interpolation process by an interpolation section based on distances between a coordinate position of a predetermined lattice point in pixel data of a raster scan system and sampling coordinate positions of the detection signals around the coordinate position of the predetermined lattice point; and the interpolation section that generates pixel data of the predetermined lattice point by using signals of the sampling coordinate positions, wherein a number of the signals is equal to the number of detection signals determined by the number-of-interpolations determination section near the sampling coordinate position corresponding to the coordinate position of the predetermined lattice point.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160198137

Image recording and playback device, and image recording and playback method

An image processing device of the present invention comprises a storage section for storing first image data obtained by imaging in front of the imaging device body or using a telephoto lens, and second image data obtained by imaging behind the imaging device body or using a wide-angle lens; a movement pattern detection section for processing the first image data to detect a movement pattern of the first image represented by the first image data; a movement pattern determination section determining whether or not the movement pattern of the first image is unstable movement; and an image processing section for rewriting a part of the first image data, for which it has been determined by the movement pattern determination section that the movement pattern of the first image is unstable, using the second image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160198119

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

07/07/16 / #20160198107

Focal point detection device and focal point detection method

A focal point detection device comprising: an image sensor having a focal point detection pixel, a pixel data generation section to generate pixel data of a basis part and a reference part corresponding to a predetermined af area using an output of the focal point detection pixel, a plurality of filter sections having different frequency characteristics to perform filter processing on the pixel data, a detection section to detect contrast of subject image data configured with a plurality of pieces of pixel data of the basis part and the reference part, and a calculation section to select a filter section from among the plurality of filter sections depending on the contrast output by the detection section, to perform correlation calculation using pixel data on which the filter processing is performed by the selected filter section to calculate a defocus amount.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160198084

Image pickup apparatus, operation support method, and medium recording operation support program

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup portion that obtains an image pickup image based on an object optical image obtained by an optical system that can vary a focus position; an object distance determination portion that determines an object distance of each portion in the image pickup image; a continuity determination portion that determines the continuity of the object distance and the image pickup image; and a display control portion that, in a depth synthesis mode that subjects a plurality of image pickup images that are obtained while varying a focus position of the optical system to depth synthesis, based on a determination result with respect to the continuity, causes a guide display for supporting the depth synthesis operation to be displayed on a display portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160198076

Image pickup system for endoscope and method for operating image pickup system for endoscope

There is provided an image pickup system for endoscope including: a light source; an image forming optical system; a focus lens driving section; an image pickup section outputting an image signal; an image signal amplifying section; an image brightness detecting section; a brightness adjusting section adjusting a brightness control condition such as a light quantity of the light source, an image pickup condition of the image pickup section and an amplification factor of the amplifying section so that brightness of an image becomes a predetermined brightness; an auxiliary af section estimating a temporary focus position based on the brightness control condition; a control section setting a small scanning range including the temporary focus position; and a contrast af section causing contrast af to be performed in the scanning range.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160196663

Tracking apparatus

A tracking apparatus includes a grouping setting unit, a tracking feature detection unit, a tracking unit. The grouping setting unit groups a plurality of focus detection areas with an in-focus state. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160196640

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus according to the present invention comprises a histogram generating section for generating a histogram by counting a frequency value for each gradation of a predetermined number of gradations as brightness distribution of input image data, a distribution processing section for distributing a count value of the histogram to adjacent gradations, a cumulative histogram generating section for generating a cumulative histogram by accumulating the histograms obtained by the histogram generating section from a low gradation side, and a gradation correction processing section for performing contrast correction by using the cumulative histogram, wherein the distribution processing section fixes a distribution amount to the predetermined number of gradations when distributing the count value to the adjacent gradations.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160195450

Inspection probe, vibration state inspection system, and method of inspecting vibration state

An inspection probe includes a vibration transmission portion transmitting an ultrasonic vibration along a longitudinal axis, and a vibration damping portion continuous with a distal direction side of the vibration transmission portion. The vibration damping portion damps the ultrasonic vibration by causing vibration energy of the ultrasonic vibration to be lost and converting the lost vibration energy to heat energy in a state that the vibration damping portion vibrates in a manner to follow the vibration transmission portion. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160193710

Polishing method

A polishing method comprising: arranging a polishing tool and a workpiece on lower and upper shaft sides of a polishing device, respectively, the polishing tool including: a polishing surface having a spherical zone shape; and a hole that is provided inside the polishing surface and concentric with an outer edge of the polishing surface around a rotation axis on a projection plane orthogonal to the rotation axis, a ratio of an outer diameter of the polishing surface to an inner diameter of the polishing surface being greater than 1.0 and 6.0 or less; and swinging the polishing tool relative to a reference point while rotating the polishing tool around the rotation axis. The reference point is positioned where a straight line, which passes through a center of the workpiece and intersects with the rotation axis, passes through a center of a spherical zone of the polishing surface in width direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160193454

Catheter

A catheter includes: a tubular insertion section configured to be inserted into a body; an expandable and contractible balloon that is disposed at a distal end portion of the insertion section to communicate with lumen of the insertion section; a knife wire that is disposed at the distal end portion of the insertion section and configured to treat a biological tissue; and an operation section that is disposed at a proximal end portion of the insertion section and configured to operate the balloon and the knife wire. The operation section includes a connecting portion that is fitted to a fluid discharge port of a pressurizer capable of supplying a fluid for causing the balloon to expand and a fixing tool which is configured to fix the operation section to the pressurizer to be detachable therefrom.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160193000

Manipulator-system controlling method and manipulator system

A method of controlling a manipulator system that includes a manipulator having an end effector and a joint portion and a manipulation input device for inputting a movement direction of the end effector by using a manipulation member, wherein the joint portion has a first joint being pivotable about a first axis parallel to an arrangement direction of the end effector and the joint portion and a second joint being pivotable about a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, in this order from a base side, the method including receiving the movement direction, rotating the first joint based on the movement direction, flexing the second joint based on the movement direction, and shifting from the rotating to the flexing in accordance with changes in the magnitude of a physical amount of manipulation applied to the manipulation member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192983

Guiding catheter having a stabilizing mechanism and method for inserting a guiding catheter

The invention relates to a guiding catheter for inserting an applicator into body lumens in an insertion direction, including a guiding sleeve, which surrounds a lumen, a deflecting mechanism, which is arranged and designed to deflect a distal end of the guiding sleeve from the insertion direction, and a stabilizing mechanism, which is arranged and designed to support the distal end of the guiding sleeve on a wall bounding the body lumen. The invention further relates to a method for inserting a guiding catheter into a body lumen in an insertion direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192979

Medical device

A medical device includes: an insertion portion that includes a distal end and a proximal end and is capable of being inserted into a body; a light-emitting portion that is disposed at the distal end of the insertion portion and is configured to emit light containing a wavelength capable of passing through a biological tissue; and a marking portion that is disposed at the distal end of the insertion portion and is configured to form a marking on the biological tissue. The light-emitting portion and the marking portion are disposed at the insertion portion such that a positional relationship between the light-emitting portion and the marking portion can be fixed.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192957

Basket-type grasping forceps

In a discharge mechanism of basket-type grasping forceps according to the present invention, a support member can advance and retract relative to a plurality of basket wires, the position of the support member can be fixed, and an object inside a basket part is discharged to the outside of the basket part from a portion of the basket part proximal to the basket wires by movement of the support member and the basket part relative to each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192919

Method for manufacturing treatment tool and treatment tool

A method for manufacturing a treatment tool is provided. The treatment tool includes: a function body having an elastic wire formed of a wire material made of a super-elastic material and having a predetermined shape, and a fixing portion having an insertion hole into which the elastic wire is insertable to house a proximal end portion of the elastic wire in the insertion hole; a tube portion configured to house the function body; and an operation unit configured to insert and remove the function body into and from the tube portion. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192909

Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and operation method of ultrasound diagnostic apparatus

An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: a beam former that drives an ultrasound transducer including two-dimensionally arranged vibration elements and that acquires ultrasound data of a three-dimensional space; a delay calculating circuit sets scan conditions including a drive delay amount of the beam former; a graphic circuit that generates an ultrasound slice image of a predetermined cut surface from the ultrasound data of the three-dimensional space; and a cpu that determines a focal length or a focal depth of the ultrasound according to a distance from the ultrasound transducer to the desirably set cut surface to set an amount of delay to cause the delay calculating circuit to change the scan conditions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192834

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a ccd disposed at a distal end portion of an endoscope insertion section, a first led and a second led functioning as illumination-light emitting unit, a region setting section that sets a first region where illumination by the first led is predominant on an endoscopic image and a second region where illumination by the second led is predominant on the endoscopic image, and a white balance circuit that respectively calculates color balance values corresponding to the first and second regions and applies correction processing to a color balance value of a video signal of the entire endoscopic image on the basis of results of the respective calculations.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192832

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

An image processing apparatus includes: a contour extracting unit configured to extract a plurality of contour pixels from an image acquired by capturing an inside of a lumen of a living body; a feature data calculating unit configured to calculate feature data based on pixel values of the plurality of contour pixels and positional relationship among the plurality of contour pixels; and an abnormal portion detecting unit configured to detect an abnormal portion in the lumen based on the feature data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192831

Endoscope with adjustable viewing direction

An endoscope having an adjustable viewing direction. The endoscope including: an endoscope shaft having a longitudinal axis, a first optical unit disposed in the endoscope shaft, the first optical unit having a first prism pivotable about a pivot axis in order to deflect light, a second optical unit having at least a second prism for deflecting light, which is again deflected by the first prism, the second prism being arranged in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the endoscope shaft, wherein the first prism has a light exit surface facing the second prism, and the second prism has a light admission surface facing towards the light exit surface of the first prism, and a lifting mechanism for lifting the first prism such that upon actuating the lifting mechanism the first prism executes a lifting movement in the direction of the pivot axis.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192826

Endoscope distal end cap attaching device, endoscope distal end cap and endoscope apparatus

An endoscope distal end cap attaching device attaches an endoscope distal end cap to an inserting distal end portion of an endoscope inserting section. The endoscope distal end cap attaching device includes an attaching inserting section that is inserted to an opening portion, an abutment section having one or more abutment distal end surface portions that abut only on at least a part of a non-functional region portion, a base section which has a base distal end surface portion, the base distal end surface portion being disposed away from an abutment distal end surface portion of the abutment section, and a positioning section which positions the endoscope distal end cap and the endoscope distal end cap attaching device.. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192824

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a lens unit, a diaphragm for brightness adjustment, a diaphragm for type determination and an image pickup device. The diaphragm for type determination has an image formation portion an image of which is formed in a light receiving section, a position and a number of the image formation portion provided for the diaphragm for type determination differing according to a plurality of adapters. ... Olympus Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160192823

Endoscope system

An endoscope system of the present invention includes an image pickup section that photoelectrically converts an optical image to generate an electronic image signal, an insertion portion that incorporates the image pickup section, includes a bendable bending portion and is inserted into a subject, a lever portion that is swingable in a direction orthogonal to a central axis, held so as to be rotatable around the central axis and swung to thereby bend the bending portion, and a video processor section that receives an image signal generated by the image pickup section, generates a display image signal, performs rotating image signal processing on the display image signal in accordance with a rotation of the lever portion and outputs the processing result to an image display apparatus.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160173803

Semiconductor device

. . Provided is a semiconductor device including: a first substrate having a first circuit manufactured thereon; a second substrate having a second circuit manufactured thereon and being arranged to be spaced apart from the first substrate; connection part that is arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate and electrically connect the first circuit and the second circuit; and a shielding layer that is sandwiched, together with the connection part, between the first substrate and the second substrate, is arranged so as to surround the connection part, and is connected to an electric potential with a constant value within at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160173792

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and image processing method

An imaging apparatus includes an optical system, a data storage unit, an imaging unit, and an image processing unit. The optical system is variable in focal distance and varies a size of an image circle by the focal distance. ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160173781

Camera system and shake correction method thereof

A camera system includes a lens having a first shake correction unit for correcting shaking on the basis of the amount of shaking which is detected by a first shake amount detector and from which a first reference value corresponding to an output value of the first shake amount detector kept in a stationary state is subtracted, and a body having a second shake correction unit for correcting shaking on the basis of the amount of shaking which is detected by a second shake amount detector and from which a second reference value corresponding to an output value of the second shake correction unit in a stationary state is subtracted. The camera system corrects a first reference value or a second reference value.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160171679

Three-dimensional position information acquiring method and three-dimensional position information acquiring apparatus

A three-dimensional position information acquiring method includes acquiring a first image of a first optical image, acquiring a second image of a second optical image, and performing a predetermined computation using data of the first image and data of the second image, wherein acquisition of the first image is performed based on light beams having passed through a first area, acquisition of the second image is performed based on light beams having passed through a second area, the position of the center of the first area and the position of the center of the second area are both away from the optical axis in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis, the first area and the second area respectively include at least portions that do not overlap with each other, and three dimensional position information about an observed object is acquired by the predetermined computation.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160171655

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

An imaging device includes: an optical system; an imaging element that continuously generates image data of an object; a position changing unit that changes a relative positional relationship between the optical system and the imaging element; a touch panel that detects a contact position thereon, and periodically outputs a position signal according to the contact position; a position controller that controls the position changing unit based on duration of maintaining the contact position to change the positional relationship; a trimming unit that generates pieces of trimming image data by sequentially cutting out an area including a touch position corresponding to the position signal from an image corresponding to the image data each time the positional relationship is changed; and a super-resolution processer that performs pixel interpolation using the pieces of trimming image data to generate super-resolution image data having a higher resolution than that of each trimming image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160171326

Image retrieving device, image retrieving method, and non-transitory storage medium storing image retrieving program

An image retrieving device includes display unit, a selecting unit, and a control unit. The display unit displays a first image and a second image. ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160170193

Microscope system and setting value calculation method

A microscope system includes a microscope apparatus and a computing device. The microscope apparatus obtains image data of a surface to be observed of a sample in each of the plurality of states having different setting values of a correction collar. ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160170174

Image pickup lens

An image pickup lens includes in order from an object side, a front lens unit having a positive refractive power, one focusing lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear lens unit having a negative refractive power, wherein at the time of focusing, the focusing lens moves on an optical axis, and a single lens having a positive refractive power is disposed nearest to an object in the rear lens unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160169461

Light source device and endoscope apparatus comprising the same

A light source device includes a first semiconductor light source, a second semiconductor light source, and a wavelength converter. The first semiconductor light source emits light in a first wavelength range. ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160166347

Medical manipulator

A medical manipulator includes a treatment part; a joint part that is provided at an end of the treatment part and configured to be operated through turning of a rotating body; an elongated member that has a longitudinal axis and is connected to the end of the joint part opposite to a side where the end effector is provided; a driving part that is provided on a proximal side of the elongated member and is configured to supply a driving force for operating the second coupling member or the like; a driving wire member that is connected at least to the second coupling member of the joint part and is stretched between the second coupling member and the elongated member; and a wire relaxation mechanism that is configured to relax the driving wire by changing the path length of the driving wire.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160166307

Treatment device and treatment system

A treatment device includes: a treatment portion including an abutment surface which is abutted on the living body tissue, and a back surface opposed to the abutment surface, the treatment portion being capable of applying energy to the living body tissue via the abutment surface, and heat being transferred toward the back surface in accordance with the application of the energy; a cover covering the back surface of the treatment portion; and an adjuster disposed between the treatment portion and the cover, and configured to vary a distance between the treatment portion and the cover, and to adjust an air layer region between the treatment portion and the cover.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160166267

Surgical tool for removing kidney stone

A surgeon's tool for operating a basket device to capture and remove an object may include a controller including a piston and cylinder mechanism for selectively and securely controlling and operating a wire and a sheath of the basket device wherein the piston and the cylinder of the piston and cylinder mechanism may each be independently operated to separately actuate the basket device. The piston and cylinder controller mechanism may include a double piston and cylinder design including first and second biasing mechanisms for biasing the basket device toward a closed position and a latch mechanism for selectively securing the positions of the cylinders.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160166239

Body fluid collection device and endoscope system

A body fluid collection device comprises a longitudinal member having a lumen formed along a longitudinal axis and configured to be inserted through the channel, a flow path in which a suction is acted by the suction section of the endoscope, which is formed to bring the lumen of the longitudinal member in communication with the channel, an accommodating section which is formed in the flow path, and accumulate the the body fluid suctioned in the lumen by the suction section of the endoscope, and a sealing member configured to seal a space between the longitudinal member and the channel closer to a distal end of the longitudinal member than the suction port so that a fluid does not flow from the distal end side to a proximal end side of the longitudinal member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160166133

Capsule endoscope system

A capsule endoscope system includes: a capsule endoscope configured to be introduced into a subject; a guiding unit that generates a magnetic field to guide the capsule endoscope; a guidance magnetic field control unit that switches between on and off of the magnetic field; a body posture discriminating unit that discriminates a body posture of the subject; a model extracting unit that extracts a body posture model according to the body posture of the subject, from among prepared body posture models, and extracts an organ model according to the body posture of the subject, from among prepared organ models; and a display control unit configured to: superimpose the organ model according to the body posture of the subject, on the extracted body posture model when the magnetic field is on; and display the extracted body posture model and to hide the organ model when the magnetic field is off.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160166130

Optical sensor, optical sensor system, and endoscope

At least a part of the one characteristic change section is arranged at a position different from at least apart of the other characteristic change section in a circumferential direction of an optical sensor. At least a part of the one characteristic change section is arranged at a position different from at least a part of the other characteristic change section in an axial direction of an optical sensor.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160166129

Control of a basket retrieval device

A medical system is provided comprising a medical device including a handle and a mechanism for moving a distal end of the medical device; an auxiliary medical device comprising a basket retrieval device including a basket sheath disposed over a basket wire and received into a working channel of the medical device; a knob assembly in communication with the basket retrieval device, the knob assembly rotatable so that the basket sheath, wire, or both move within the working channel; and a base removably connecting the auxiliary medical device to the handle wherein the handle and the base are configured to be simultaneously gripped with a hand, and wherein the mechanism is configured to be moved with a first finger to move the distal end of the medical device and the knob assembly is configured to be rotated with a second finger to move the basket sheath wire, or both.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160165880

Pseudo human body device

A pseudo human body device includes, an animal-derived organ having a living tissue and a blood vessel extending from the living tissue, a blood collecting unit which collects blood to be sent to the blood vessel, a tube which connects the blood vessel to the blood collecting unit, a pump unit which is provided along the tube and which sends the blood to the blood vessel from the blood collecting unit, and a housing unit which houses the organ and which sends steam of a temperature higher than a room temperature to the organ to humidify the organ and bring the organ to a temperature of 20° c. To 50° c.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160165346

Recording apparatus, and control method of recording apparatus

According to the present invention, a recording apparatus includes an apparatus body having a front surface and a rear surface that constitute a front and a back, a first microphone which is placed in the front surface of the apparatus body and which has a predetermined directivity, a second microphone which is provided in the rear surface facing the front surface of the apparatus body and which has a directivity that is narrower than that of the first microphone, and a recording processing unit which switches a microphone for use in recording processing between the first microphone and the second microphone to perform the recording processing in accordance with the state of the apparatus body.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160165222

Medical stereoscopic observation apparatus, medical stereoscopic observation method, and program

There is provided a medical stereoscopic observation apparatus, including an acquiring unit configured to acquire a status signal according to a status of image processing from each of image processing sections of a plurality of systems that perform the image processing on input image data through a selected image processing unit among a plurality of image processing units and generate output image data to be output as a right eye image or a left eye image, and a control unit configured to cause a second image processing section different from a first image processing section to switch the selected image processing unit according to the status signal acquired from the first image processing section among the image processing sections of the plurality of systems.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160165111

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging optical system provided on a front side of the imaging apparatus facing a subject and configured to collect light from a field of view area; an image sensor configured to receive the light collected from the field of view area via the imaging optical system to generate image data; an optical sighting unit configured to transmit the light from the field of view area collected by the imaging optical system and to produce a virtual image of a light beam or a sighting mark in an area where the light from the field of view area transmits; and an imaging control unit configured to perform imaging under imaging control corresponding to driving of the optical sighting unit when the optical sighting unit is driven.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160165102

Endoscope system

An endoscope system including: an optical endoscope including a fiber bundle that transmits an optical image; a camera head including an image pickup device; and a video processor including a moiré elimination section, a control section and an enhancement processing section, in which the moiré elimination section uses a processing circuit of the enhancement processing section as a processing circuit of itself by replacing a filter coefficient, the camera head includes a first identifier, the video processor includes a detection section that detects the first identifier, and the control section causes the moiré elimination section to perform moiré elimination processing corresponding to a detection result of the first identifier.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160163752

Image-acquisition device

Provided is an image-acquisition device including a first image-acquisition surface including a photoelectric conversion film capable of subjecting incident light to photoelectric conversion while transmitting some of the incident light; a second image-acquisition surface including a photoelectric conversion layer that subjects the incident light transmitted by the first image-acquisition surface to photoelectric conversion; and a polarizing filter that is disposed between the two image-acquisition surfaces and that extracts polarization information from the incident light transmitted by the first image-acquisition surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160163664

Semiconductor substrate and manufacturing method thereof

A method of manufacturing a semiconductor substrate includes a device-forming process of forming a plurality of device areas in a substrate section, a first wiring process of forming circuit wirings connected to the plurality of device areas, an electrode pad-forming process of forming a plurality of electrode pads, a second wiring process of forming a potential adjustment wiring electrically connecting at least a part of the electrode pads, an electrode-forming process of forming electrode bodies on the electrode pads by electroless plating after the second wiring process, and a potential adjustment-releasing process of releasing a connection by the potential adjustment wiring after the electrode-forming process.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161732

Image-acquisition device

An image-acquisition device is consists of a single objective optical system; an image-acquisition element that acquires an image of an optical image of an object formed by the objective optical system; an optical component that can be inserted into and removed from the optical axis of the objective optical system, at an intermediate position on the optical axis; and a moving mechanism that moves the optical component between a position on the optical axis of the objective optical system and a position off the optical axis. The optical component has a deflecting surface for deflecting the optical axis of the objective optical system and a refracting surface having power.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161729

Observation apparatus

An object is to enable lsm observation while correcting aberrations, as well as illumination with a desired pattern, using a single lcos. An observation apparatus of the present invention includes an objective lens that focuses laser light emitted from a light source and radiates the laser light onto a specimen; an lcos disposed at a position optically conjugate with the pupil position of the objective lens and capable of modulating, according to a wavefront modulation pattern, the wavefront of the laser light to be radiated onto the specimen by the objective lens; a scanner disposed at a position optically conjugate with the lcos and capable of two-dimensionally scanning the laser light to be radiated onto the specimen by the objective lens; a focusing mechanism that adjusts the focal position, in the specimen, of the objective lens in the optical axis direction; and a control unit that controls the lcos such that the lcos corrects aberrations at the focal position adjusted by the focusing mechanism and forms a desired illumination pattern on the specimen.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161704

Lens barrel

A lens barrel includes a barrel-shaped first barrel having a pair of cam grooves that have two cam locus curves congruent with each other and are separated from each other on a circumferential surface, and a second barrel that has a pair of cam pins formed of a first cam pin that is engaged with one of the pair of cam grooves and a second cam pin that is engaged with another of the pair of cam grooves, and an urging portion that urges the first cam pin in a radial direction of the first barrel, and moves in an optical axis direction relatively to the first barrel, and is configured such that in engagement of the pair of cam pins and the pair of cam grooves, a disposition distance between the pair of cam pins differs from a disposition distance between the pair of cam grooves.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161573

Magnetic field detection device

A magnetic field detection device includes: a resonance circuit having a winding coil for converting a magnetic field signal of an alternating magnetic field into a voltage signal and having a capacitor connected in parallel to the coil; an element connected in series to an output stage of the resonance circuit; and a low noise amplifier connected to an output stage of the element. The element has a reactance whose sign is opposite to that of an imaginary part of an impedance of the resonance circuit at a detected frequency of the alternating magnetic field. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160159607

Manufacturing method of optical fiber bundle

While a winding member is making one rotation, an optical fiber is once skewed relative to the circumferential direction and further shifted by a desired length in the width direction of a circumferential surface. In this state, the winding member winds up the optical fiber. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160157987

Delivery method for biodegradable stents

Provided are methods, systems, and kits of properly delivering a biodegradable stent into a body lumen of a subject. More particularly, provided are methods, systems, and kits of properly delivering a biodegradable ureteral stent into the kidney and the bladder of a subject. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160157956

Method and device for cleaning a surgical instrument

A method for cleaning a surgical instrument with a cleaning fluid, the surgical instrument having at least one channel. The method including: applying a pressure to the cleaning fluid, flushing the channel by means of the cleaning fluid, and varying the pressure during the flushing.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160157931

Treatment device and treatment system

A treatment device includes a first energy output portion that is disposed in one of a pair of holding portions and includes first and second operation regions; and a second energy output portion that is disposed in the other holding portion of the pair of holding portions and includes third and fourth operation regions. The first operation region projects toward the second energy output portion more than the second operation region. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160157884

Ultrasonic probe, ultrasonic treatment instrument and treatment system

A contact portion, provided in an exposed surface of the treating section, treats a treated object by a transmitted ultrasonic vibration while intruding into the treated object toward an intruding direction from a state being in contact with the treated object. An index portion is disposed on an anti-intruding direction side with respect to the contact portion in the exposed surface. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160157722

Fluorescence observation apparatus

A fluorescence observation apparatus including a light source that radiates illumination light and excitation light; a return-light-image generating portion and a fluorescence-image generating portion that generate a return-light image and a fluorescence image, respectively; a fluorescence detecting portion that detects a fluorescence region in the fluorescence image; a return-light-image adjusting portion that adjusts gradation values of the return-light image; a superimposed-image generating portion that generates a superimposed image by using the return-light image, in which the gradation values have been adjusted, and the fluorescence image; and a coefficient setting portion that sets, in the case in which the fluorescence region is detected, a degree-of-reduction of the gradation values, so that the gradation values of the return-light image are decreased as compared with the case in which the fluorescence region is not detected.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160157705

Endoscope

An endoscope includes an image pickup unit and a treatment instrument channel. The image pickup unit and the treatment instrument channel are adjacent to each other. ... Olympus Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160157699

Introduction device

An introduction device includes an operation main body, a bending section capable of bending in a first direction and a second direction, a first rotary body configured to be operated at a time of bending the bending section in the first direction, and a second rotary body configured to be operated at a time of bending the bending section in the second direction, the second rotary body being configured such that a part of an outer edge is located on an extension plane which is defined by extending the first surface, or the part of the outer edge is located more on the distal-end direction side of the first shaft portion than the extension plane.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160157322

Light source apparatus and endoscope apparatus

. . A light source apparatus includes a cooling device configured to be able to cool a semiconductor light-emitting device, a light-emitting device drive section that supplies a semiconductor light-emitting device drive signal to the semiconductor light-emitting device, a cooling device drive section that supplies a cooling device drive signal to the cooling device, a semiconductor light-emitting device drive control section that sets a duty ratio of the semiconductor light-emitting device drive signal and controls an amount of light emission of the semiconductor light-emitting device, and a cooling device drive control section that generates the cooling device drive signal having a same duty ratio as the duty ratio of the semiconductor light-emitting device drive signal and having timing synchronized with the semiconductor light-emitting device drive signal and adjusts a signal level of the cooling device drive signal based on a measurement result of a temperature of the semiconductor light-emitting device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160156885

Image display device

Provided is an image display device including: a light source part (200) for emitting coherent light; and a plurality of phase shift elements (301) arranged in two-dimensional directions, the device further including a phase shift part (300) for scanning the wavefront of the coherent light from the light source part (200) in two-dimensional directions, in which light is scanned in the two-dimensional directions by a phased array to thereby allow an observer to observe an image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160156835

Image pickup apparatus and method for operating image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus is provided with: an objective optical system; an image pickup device; a contrast af section adjusting a focus so that a peak value of a contrast evaluation value of an image is taken; an amount-of-motion detecting section detecting, from a plurality of time-series images, amounts of motion of the subject; and a control section controlling the contrast af section so as to calculate another contrast evaluation value in a region where a region to be excluded where an amount of motion is equal to or larger than a threshold is excluded from a calculation target region, and the contrast af section corrects the other contrast evaluation value based on an area of the calculation target region and an area of the region where the region to be excluded is excluded from the calculation target region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160156822

Image pickup apparatus, and operation method of image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes a light source apparatus emitting a first or a second illumination light to an object, an image pickup device acquiring an image of the object, and a cpu switching between a first mode where the image is picked up with the first illumination light and a second mode where the image is picked up with the second illumination light, being able to set at least one of a processing parameter for processing an image and a brightness control parameter before switching the illumination light to the illumination light corresponding to the mode or after switching to the corresponding illumination light is completed, and controlling whether the processing parameter is set before switching of the illumination light is started or after switching is completed according to the mode switching from the first to the second mode or from the second to the first mode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160155239

Cell tracking device and method, and storage medium non-transitory storing computer-readable cell tracking programs

A cell tracking device includes first and second image acquisition units, first and second tracking units and an interpolation unit. The first image acquisition unit picks up images of a cell under a short-time exposure condition at points in time to capture short-time exposure images. ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160154231

Optical system of a stereo video endoscope with lateral viewing direction and stereo video endoscope with lateral viewing direction

An optical system of a stereo video endoscope with lateral viewing direction. The optical system including: a sideways looking distal optical assembly; and a proximal optical assembly. ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160154197

Lens barrel

A lens barrel includes: a first barrel; a second barrel that, with respect to the first barrel, is capable of relative movement in a direction orthogonal to the optical axis; an adjustment member for adjusting an amount of the relative movement; two adjustment member housing portions that are provided in a diametral space between the first barrel and the second barrel, are formed so as to be separate from each other in a circumferential direction and are capable of housing the adjustment member; a plurality of screws; a plurality of fastening portions for threadedly engaging and fastening the first barrel and the second barrel in parallel with the optical axis by means of the plurality of screws; and one washer member that is held in an integral manner between the plurality of screws and the plurality of fastening portions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160151647

Probe unit, treatment instrument, and treatment system

A probe unit includes, a probe configured to treat a bone by ultrasonic vibration, a hollow sheath which surrounds the probe and which has a first portion at a small distance from a central axis, and a second portion at a greater distance from the central axis than the first portion, and a knob configured to rotate the sheath relative to the probe between a first position for insertion between the bone and a living tissue facing the bone so that the first portion is located between the bone and the living tissue and a second position for insertion between the bone and the living tissue so that the second portion is located between the bone and the living tissue.. . ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160150948

Optical scanning unit, optical scanning observation apparatus, and optical fiber scanning apparatus

Provided is an optical scanning unit including: an optical fiber; an actuator; a reducing part; a detection part; and a controller. The optical fiber oscillates the emitting end, to thereby scan the object. ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160150946

Medical apparatus

A sealability acquiring mechanism disposed in a medical apparatus has a raising base unit constituted of a raising base operating mechanism, a raising tube path portion, a guide tube and a raising base. In the raising tube path portion, there is disposed a sealing member that is water-tightly or air-tightly fixed to a wire fixing portion to be connected to a raising wire inserted into an outer peripheral member and the outer peripheral member, a fluid supplied from an opening of the outer peripheral member flows between an inner peripheral surface of a raising tube path and an outer peripheral surface of the sealing member, and the raising base operating mechanism is water-tightly or air-tightly separated from the raising tube path.. ... Olympus Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160150945

Inserting device

An insertion device includes a shape-variable tube elastically returning while the shape-variable tube bends at a tube bending radius of a tube radius boundary value or more, and a shaft rotating around a shaft axis inside the shape-variable tube so that the shaft transmits a driving force to drive a motion section from a first extending direction toward a second extending direction. The shaft elastically returns while the shaft bends at a shaft bending radius of a shaft radius boundary value or more, and rotates without being deformed while the elastic return is impossible when the shape-variable tube bends in an elastically returnable range.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160150132

Control terminal, imaging system, control method, and non-transitory medium saving program

. . A control terminal includes: an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a shooting area and to generate a first image; a shielding object detecting unit configured to detect a shielding object fixed to the control terminal, the shielding object shielding part of the shooting area; an operation detecting unit configured to detect a predetermined state of an object other than the shielding object or a predetermined motion of the object based on a second image, which is an image of at least an area based on an image of the shielding object in the first image, after the shielding object has been detected; and an output unit configured to output a control signal to a control target terminal when the predetermined state of the object or the predetermined motion of the object is detected.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160148385

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

A similarity calculation unit calculates a similarity between pixel values of a target pixel and a reference pixel and a similarity between the pixel value of the target pixel and an average value of pixel values of reference pixels, in an input image. A weighting factor calculation unit calculates weighting factors based on the calculated similarities. ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160148053

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

An image processing device includes a memory and a processor. The processor acquires an image sequence, calculates deformation information about images, performs a feature area detection process, performs an identicalness determination process on an ith feature area and an (i+1)th feature area based on the deformation information about an ith image and an (i+1)th image, and performs an image summarization process. ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160147058

Microscope system

A microscope system including an objective lens, a camera for capturing an image of light that comes from a specimen and that is collected by the objective lens, a stage for moving the specimen and the objective lens relative to each other in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis, a controller implementing a vs-image generation for generating a vs image by joining a plurality of microscope-image groups that are acquired while moving the objective lens and the specimen relative to each other, a correction-region search for searching for a correction region for acquiring a correction image, a correction-data generation for generating shading-correction data based on the correction image acquired for the searched-for correction region, and a shading correction for performing correction by using the generated shading-correction data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160147040

Optical instrument and control method for lens

An optical instrument comprising a plurality of focus drivers, including first and second focus drivers for respectively independently driving the first and second focus lenses within the plurality of focus lenses, and a second focus lens control position determination section for determining a control target position for every fixed period by referencing second focus position characteristic data that has been stored in the memory, based on control target position that has been determined by the first focus lens position determination section, wherein the plurality of focus drivers carryout driving of the first and second focus lenses based on control target positions for every fixed period that have been determined by the first and second focus lens control position determination sections.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160147038

Lens barrel

An interchangeable lens includes a fixing frame in which a front movable lens group and a rear movable lens group are coaxially arranged and movable in the direction of an optical axis. An intermediate member is arranged between a movable range of a lens frame holding the front movable lens group and a movable range of a lens frame 12 holding the rear movable lens group. ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160147037

Lens barrel

An interchangeable lens has a lens frame holding a movable lens group, another lens frame holding another movable lens group, one actuator that drives one lens frame, and the other actuator that drives the other lens frame. A first yoke forming a magnetic circuit of the one actuator and a second yoke forming a magnetic circuit of the other actuator are disposed away from each other in an optical axis direction, and a nonmagnetic member is interposed between the first yoke and the second yoke.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160146759

Circuit and method of providing a stable display for eddy current instruments

A rotary bolt hole eddy current inspection scanner using a differential eddy current probe, the circuitry of the scanner is embodied with a filtering circuit with three filters: fir (finite impulse response), a low pass filter, and a phase control filter (by means of a hilbert transform). The result from a scan of a bolt hole is an output signal on an impedance plane exhibiting a “backwards 6” shape of stable size when the scanner changes its rotating rate significantly.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160144204

Ultrasonic treatment apparatus

An ultrasonic treatment apparatus includes a probe main body performing a vibration including a longitudinal vibration in a vibrating direction parallel to a longitudinal axis, and a distal treatment section positioned on a distal direction side with respect to a most distal node position positioned most distally among node positions of the longitudinal vibration in the probe main body. A probe side facing surface is provided in a position facing a jaw in a surface of the distal treatment section. ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160143684

Living tissue bonding system and method for operating living tissue bonding system

A living tissue bonding system including: a sandwiching section for sandwiching living tissue; a power source for supplying to the living tissue treatment energy for bonding the living tissue sandwiched by the sandwiching section; a temperature measuring section for measuring a temperature of the living tissue sandwiched by the sandwiching section; a calculation section calculating, from the temperature of the living tissue measured by the temperature measuring section and a time period of applying the treatment energy, a time integral value of the temperature of the living tissue; a comparison section comparing the time integral value of the temperature of the living tissue calculated by the calculation section with a predetermined setting value; and an instruction section giving an instruction based on a result of the comparison by the comparison section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160143648

Probe, treatment device, and treatment system

A probe which is configured to treat a bone by ultrasonic vibration, includes: a treatment section which is arranged on a distal end side of a vibration transmitting section, to which the ultrasonic vibration is transmitted through the vibration transmitting section. The treatment section includes: a cutting blade that includes a treatment surface, and cuts and treats the bone by the treatment surface; a protrusion that is provided at a position different from the cutting blade, protrudes in a direction different from the protruding direction of the treatment surface of the cutting blade, marks the bone, and defines a position of the bone to be treated with the cutting blade; and a regulation surface that is formed at a position where the protrusion is provided, and regulates entrance of the protrusion into the bone beyond a predetermined level.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160143559

Position detection system

A position detection system for detecting a position of a capsule medical device is provided. The capsule medical device has a coil constituting a part of a resonance circuit to generate an ac magnetic field. ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160143520

Endoscope system

An endoscope system including a control section that controls an led driving section to supply driving currents to leds of a plurality of colors to cause the leds to emit lights in a frame-sequential manner and a processor that divides a total exposure period in one frame period of the frame-sequential light emission into ratios of light emission periods for each of the respective colors obtained by dividing light amount ratios of the lights of the plurality of colors, which should be received in a ccd, respectively by respective maximum light emission intensities of the leds of the plurality of colors and sets respective maximum light emission periods of the leds of the plurality of colors.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160143515

Optical scanning device and light beam scanning method

An optical scanning endoscope apparatus, includes: an irradiation fiber having an emitting end thereof oscillatably supported and irradiating light from a light source part onto an object; and a drive mechanism for driving the emitting end so as to cause light from the light source to be irradiated onto the object, in which the apparatus has a first irradiation mode as an imaging mode (corresponding to t1) for repeatedly scanning a desired region of the object with light from the light source and a second irradiation mode (corresponding to t4) for irradiating, between the temporally-adjacent scans in the first irradiation mode, a designated region selected from the desired region of the object, and provides, when the second irradiation mode is started, the drive mechanism with an offset signal (i0) for irradiating the designated region, and maintains the offset signal while repeating the irradiation in the second irradiation mode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160143513

Endoscope guide tube and endoscope

An endoscope guide tube includes a tube member including a live part, the tube member being constructed by including a tube body that makes up an outer layer and a braid that braids, into a tubular form, wound metal members and insulating members wound in a direction opposite to a winding direction of the metal members, a connection member provided with a first contact connecting ends of the metal members and a second contact connecting ends of the metal members, at least one of a first contact side conduction detection section that detects that the live part contacts the metal members and a second contact side conduction detection section, and a signal output section that outputs a notification signal to a notification section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160143512

Adjustable endoscope sheath

An endoscope sheath is provided comprising a sheath tube extending along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end, the sheath tube is configured to receive at least a portion of an endoscope; a hub connected to the proximal end of the sheath tube; and a hub adapter engaging the hub and configured to engage the endoscope, wherein the sheath tube can rotate about the longitudinal axis without rotation of the hub adapter, and wherein the sheath tube is restricted from moving axially along the longitudinal axis relative to the hub adapter.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160143511

Adjustable endoscope sheath

An endoscope sheath is providing comprising a sheath tube extending along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end, the sheath tube configured to receive at least a portion of an endoscope; a hub adapter connected to the sheath tube, the hub adapter including an arm configured to engage at least a portion of the endoscope so that the hub adapter and the sheath tube are restricted from rotating about the longitudinal axis; and a knob configured to engage a shoulder of the endoscope and the sheath tube so that movement of the knob relative to the hub adapter moves the sheath tube axially along the longitudinal axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142669

Content capturing and recording apparatus

. . . . An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit that includes a shooting lens for collecting an image of a subject to be shot; and an imaging element that forms the image collected by the shooting lens and generates image data through photoelectric conversion of formed image. The imaging apparatus also includes an inclination detector that detects an inclination of the imaging apparatus from a predetermined position, through a rotation around a shooting optical axis of the shooting lens. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142622

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

05/19/16 / #20160141328

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method therefor, and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes: a first chip including a pixel array in which a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions converting incident light into an electric signal are disposed; a second chip having an area in a plan view less than an area of the first chip in the plan view and electrically and physically connected to the first chip; and a support portion provided to cover an entire region which is not covered with the second chip in a surface of the first chip connected to the second chip and configured to support the first chip so that flatness of the first chip may be maintained.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160141269

Multi-chip semiconductor device

A multi-chip semiconductor device includes a plate-shaped first semiconductor chip having a first connection portion in which a first semiconductor chip electrode is formed on a first main surface of the first semiconductor chip or on a first side surface vertical to the first main surface, and a plate-shaped second semiconductor chip having a second connection portion in which a second semiconductor chip electrode is formed on a second side surface vertical to a second main surface of the second semiconductor chip. Each of the first and second connection portions includes at least an inclined surface that is inclined with respect to each of the first and second main surfaces. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140746

Method for creating a microscope image and method for operating a microscope

A method for creating an overall image of an object from a plurality of recorded images that each depict a small area of the object, the method including: dividing the overall image into fields; assigning a part of the plurality of recorded images to each of the fields; and composing the plurality of recorded images into the overall image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139492

Shutter holding mechanism

A shutter holding mechanism includes: a shutter substrate which is provided inside a camera body and in which a focal-plane type shutter unit is fixed; a pressing unit arranged between the camera body and a side of one end portion of the shutter substrate, the pressing unit pressing the shutter substrate to a side of another end portion of the shutter substrate relative to the camera body; and a damper unit arranged in a part on a side of the camera body corresponding to the side of the other end portion of the shutter substrate, which is a side opposite to a part where the pressing unit is arranged, in a direction along a travel direction of a shutter blade of the shutter unit, the damper unit absorbing movement of the shutter substrate pressed by the pressing unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139392

Optical microscope device, microscopic observation method and computer program for microscopic observation using single light-emitting particle detection technique

There is provided a microscopic observation technique capable of detecting a light-emitting object or a light-emitting particle moving in a thick sample by the scanning molecule counting method. In the inventive technique, the light from a light detection region of is detected the optical system of a confocal or multiphoton microscope is detected with while moving the light detection region in each observed subregion obtained by dividing a region to be observed into plural regions; the signal of the light from a light-emitting particle is individually detected; and the position of the light-emitting particle corresponding to the detected signal is determined in the region to be observed. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139389

Microscope system

A microscope system includes a virtual-slide microscope that acquires a virtual-slide image of a specimen when mounted on a first stage, and a fluorescence microscope that acquires a fluorescence image of the specimen when mounted on a second stage. The virtual-slide microscope includes a display and an image-capturing-condition setting portion that sets image capturing conditions, including a fluorescence-image acquisition position, on the virtual-slide image. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139386

Inner focus macrolens and image pickup device using the same

This disclosure is directed to an inner focus macrolens. The inner focus macrolens can include sequentially from an object side, a first lens unit, an aperture stop, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, a third lens unit having a negative refractive power and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power, wherein the first lens unit comprises a negative lens as the closest powered lens to the object side and a positive lens, the second lens unit comprises an object side negative lens as the closest powered lens to the object side and a positive lens, the third lens unit comprises a negative lens, and the fourth lens unit comprises a positive lens.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139374

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-banding 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

05/19/16 / #20160139076

Electrode-type solution measuring apparatus, storage container, and endoscope reprocessor

In an electrode unit, a working electrode and a counter electrode are disposed in a cylindrical section having a cylindrical shape, which is a sensor main body, a distal end face of the working electrode is covered with a diaphragm that allows liquid to be measure to permeate, and an internal liquid chamber in which internal liquid of an electrolyte is stored and a standard solution chamber in which a standard solution for calibration is stored are partitioned by the diaphragm. The standard solution chamber is surrounded by an inner wall of the cylindrical section and a cap. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160136810

Manipulator system

Provided is a manipulator system including: a manipulator that has an insertion section composed of a flexible section and a bending section and that has a bending-section drive unit for driving the bending section; an operation input unit; a flexible-section shape detecting unit and a bending-section shape detecting unit that detect curved shapes of the flexible section and the bending section, respectively; compensation-value setting units that set a compensation value on the basis of the curved shape detected by each of the shape detecting units; and a control unit that generates a curvature control signal for driving the bending-section drive unit according to an operating instruction input via the operation input unit and furthermore corrects the curvature control signal using the compensation value and transmits it to the bending-section drive unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135914

Medical manipulator

A medical manipulator comprising a distal end side and a proximal end side, comprising a distal unit including an end effector on the distal end side, a joint assembly located on a proximal end side of the end effector and a first power transmission assembly for transmission in a longitudinal direction of a linear motion force for actuation of the end effector or the joint assembly, and a proximal unit including a driver on the proximal end side for generating power for actuating the end effector or the joint assembly and a second power transmission assembly for transmission of power generated from the driver to the distal end side. The distal unit includes a first linear motion force conversion mechanism linked to the first power transmission assembly to convert power from the second power transmission assembly to a linear motion force.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135913

Manipulator and manipulator system

Provided is a manipulator including a distal-end joint group and a proximal-end joint group that are arranged adjacent to each other in a distal-end section of an insertion part in a longitudinal axis direction and that are configured to bend the distal-end section. The proximal-end joint group includes a plurality of proximal-end bending joints bendable about axes that are lined-up side-by-side to bend the distal-end section through 180° or more. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135911

Treatment manipulator and manipulator system

A treatment manipulator including an inserted-portion main unit; at least one arm provided so as to protrude forward from a distal-end surface of the inserted-portion main unit and that has an end effector at the distal end; and an endoscope provided in the inserted-portion main unit that has a viewing-field area in which the end effector at the distal end of the arm can be observed, wherein the arm having, sequentially from the distal-end side, a first flexing joint that can pivot the end effector about a first axis orthogonal to a longitudinal axis of the arm, an intermediate roll joint that can be rotated about the longitudinal axis, and a second flexing joint that can be pivoted about a second axis orthogonal to the longitudinal axis, and the first flexing joint can be flexed 90° or more, at least on one side, with respect to the longitudinal axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135910

Method of controlling a medical master/slave system

A method of controlling the medical master/slave system comprising a bendable master apparatus operated by an operator and a slave apparatus inserted through the body. The control method includes an ordinary actuation mode (step s101) in which, based on a bending state of the master apparatus, the slave apparatus is actuated in such a way as to become similar in operation to the master apparatus, a reversal actuation mode (step s105) in which, based on a bending state of the master apparatus, the slave apparatus is actuated in such a way as to be reversed relative to the operation of the master apparatus, and a transition mode (step s103, s104, s107, s108) for transition between the ordinary actuation mode and the reversal actuation mode.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135909

Medical system and method for controlling the same

There is provided a medical system that includes a multi-joint slave arm; a master arm having a joint structure structurally similar to the slave arm; and a control unit that can switch between a first control mode for controlling the rotational motion of each joint of the slave arm on the basis of the amount of rotation of each joint of the master arm so that the slave arm takes a shape similar to the master arm and a second control mode for controlling the rotational motion of each joint of the slave arm on the basis of a displacement of a predetermined region of a distal end section of the master arm so that a predetermined region of a distal end section of the slave arm follows the movement of the predetermined region of the distal end section of the master arm.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135908

Manipulator system

A manipulator system including a manipulator that includes an insertion part having a main section and a bending section, a bending-section driving portion, and a linear member inserted through a sheath fixed to the main section at one end thereof, the linear member connecting the bending section and the bending-section driving portion through the main section and transmitting a driving force generated by the bending-section driving portion to the bending section; an operation input unit via which an operation instruction to the bending section is input; a sheath-tension detecting portion that detects the tension in the sheath; a compensation-value setting portion that sets a compensation value for a bending control signal on the basis of the tension in the sheath, and a control unit that generates the bending control signal and sends the bending control signal corrected with the compensation value to the bending-section driving portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135907

Joint mechanism and medical equipment

Provided is a joint mechanism including two spur gears and; a support member that supports the two spur gears and so as to be rotatable about two joint shafts and that are disposed in a skew-lines positional relationship with a space between each other; and a rotational-force transmitting mechanism that transmits a rotational force between the spur gears and, wherein the rotational-force transmitting mechanism is provided with a transmission member formed of a rigid piece that is supported so as to be movable only in a direction parallel to a line of intersection between planes and that are respectively orthogonal to the two joint shafts and cam mechanisms or linkage mechanisms that are disposed between the transmission member and the two spur gears and, respectively, and that convert rotational motions of the spur gears and to a linear motion of the transmission member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135894

Aiming beam detection for safe laser lithotripsy

Medical apparatus includes an endoscope, which includes a distal end configured for insertion into a body cavity and which includes an imaging assembly, configured to capture and output an image of a region of the body cavity in proximity to the distal end. An energy source is configured to emit pulses of energy through an energy guide. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135835

Treatment device and treatment system

A treatment device for use in treating a biological tissue, includes: a holding portion, an ultrasonic transducer unit, a probe, an inner sheath, a first sealing member, an outer sheath that covers an outer peripheral surface of the inner sheath, a second sealing member, and an actuator that moves the ultrasonic transducer unit, the probe and the inner sheath integrally to the outer sheath along the longitudinal axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135795

Endoscope treatment instrument

An endoscope treatment instrument includes: a sheath to be inserted into a channel of an endoscope; a treatment portion at a distal end portion of the sheath; an elongate member inserted into the sheath advancing and retracting, a distal end portion of the elongate member connected to the treatment portion, the elongate member advancing and retracting with respect to the sheath to operate the treatment portion; and an operating portion on a proximal end portion of the sheath. The operating portion includes: an operating portion body connected to the sheath; a slider movably along a direction of an axial line of the sheath with respect to the operating portion body and connected to a proximal end portion of the elongate member; and a constant force spring portion biasing the slider towards a proximal end side with a constant force regardless of a position of the slider.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135667

Endoscope connection tool

An endoscope connection tool includes a cylindrical portion having an inflow port connected to a fluid delivery apparatus, a discharge port discharging a fluid from the inflow port, and a flow path connecting the inflow port and the discharge port, a detection hole opened in an outer periphery of the cylindrical portion, and communicating with the flow path, a holding portion engaging with a pipe sleeve of an endoscope, and thereby holding the discharge port in a position facing an opening portion of the pipe sleeve, an urging member placed at the outer periphery of the cylindrical portion, and extending and contracting in a direction along the flow path, and a cover portion that is placed at the outer periphery of the cylindrical portion, moves to advance and retreat between a first position and a second position along the flow path by being interlocked with the urging member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135666

Medical device

A medical device includes a long shaft member, a curved portion configured to be curved, a support member that is configured to be deformed along a curved shape of the curved portion, a guide member that extends from a distal end of the curved portion, and a linear member that includes a connection portion connected to the guide member, the linear member being inserted into the support member, and that pulls the guide member in accordance with a change of the curved shape. A central axis of the guide member is positioned apart from the central axis of the support member. ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135662

Manipulator system

Provided is a manipulator system including: a manipulator that has a treatment tool, an insertion portion having a plurality of channels, and treatment-tool driving parts that move the treatment tool forward/backward and/or rotate the treatment tool in the corresponding channel; an operation input unit to which an operation instruction is input; a channel-in-use detecting part that detects the channel into which the treatment tool has been inserted; a compensation-value setting unit that sets a compensation value on the basis of the channel detected by the channel-in-use detecting part; and a control unit that generates a control signal according to the operation instruction, compensates the generated control signal by using the compensation value, and sends the compensated control signal to the treatment-tool driving part.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135661

Spiral cap, cap unit, spiral unit, and introducing device

A spiral cap includes: a cap body with one end portion fitted to one end of a tube body which is rotatably attached to an insertion section of an introducing device; and a fin connector provided on the cap body and formed on a side closer to the other end of the tube body than the end of the cap body which is fitted to the one end of the tube body, the fin connector being connected to an end portion of a main fin portion which is provided on an outer surface of the tube body in a spiral shape about a longitudinal axis of the tube body.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134824

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

This solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate and a second substrate which have circuit elements constituting pixels disposed therein are electrically connected to each other. The pixels includes: a photoelectric conversion element disposed in the first substrate; an amplifier circuit that amplifies a signal generated in the photoelectric conversion element to output the amplified signal; a signal accumulation circuit which is disposed in the second substrate and accumulates the amplified signal which is output from the amplifier circuit; and an output circuit that outputs the amplified signal accumulated in the signal accumulation circuit from the pixel.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134814

Imaging apparatus having camera shake correction device

An imaging apparatus includes a first vibration isolation control unit configured to control a first vibration isolation unit that corrects camera shake by moving an imaging element, a second vibration isolation control unit configured to control a second vibration isolation unit that corrects camera shake by moving a lens, and a setting unit configured to conduct setting of which of the first vibration isolation unit and the second vibration isolation unit is to be used for which of the camera shake correction and the moving of the photographic range.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134805

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

An electronic device including an imaging device that captures an image of an object and generates image data of the object, a tilt angle detector that detects a tilt angle of the imaging device with respect to a horizontal plane, an azimuth detector that detects an azimuth angle between a reference orientation based on a preset orientation and an optical axis of the imaging device, and a display controller that causes a display to display target information indicating a direction to a target position for instructing a position of a capturing area of the imaging device in an image corresponding to the image data, with the optical axis of the imaging device being a reference, based on the tilt angle detected by the tilt angle detector and the azimuth angle detected by the azimuth detector.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134786

Shooting apparatus and camera system

A shooting apparatus comprising: a photographing optical system having a variable aperture diaphragm; an imaging section that outputs an image signal; a diaphragm position detection section that detects a diaphragm position; a lens control section that controls movement of a focus lens; a storage section that stores an amount of focal shift corresponding to the diaphragm position; a focus detection section that detects a peak of a contrast value based on the image signal, wherein the lens control section, while moving the focus lens to a focusing position based on a position at which the contrast value indicates the peak, corrects a position of the focus lens to be moved, on the basis of a diaphragm position when the position at which the contrast value indicates the peak is detected, a diaphragm position while moving the focus lens, and the amount of focal shift stored in the storage section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160133664

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate and a second substrate electrically connected to the first substrate. The first substrate includes a first semiconductor layer and one or more first wiring layers. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132996

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: a structure index calculation unit that calculates a structure index that is an index of magnitude of variation of a pixel value in a predetermined range around a target pixel of an input image, with respect to each target pixel; a high frequency component extraction unit that extracts a high frequency structure index that is a high frequency component of the structure index; a smoothing unit that calculates a smoothed structure index obtained by smoothing the structure index, with respect to the each target pixel; a flatness index calculation unit that calculates a synthesis index obtained by synthesizing the smoothed structure index and the high frequency structure index, as a flatness index of the target pixel; and a noise reduction unit that performs a noise reduction process of the target pixel in accordance with the flatness index.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132206

Photographing apparatus and operation control method for the same

A photographing apparatus includes: an image pickup section picking up an object image to acquire a picked-up image; a display section capable of showing a display based on the picked-up image; a touch panel generating a signal corresponding to a predetermined operation; and a control section detecting a direction of a slide operation on the touch panel and performing control to select one of multiple items displayed on the display section on the basis of the direction of the slide operation; and the control section sets a display position of each of the multiple items to correspond to an operation direction for selecting the item on a one to one basis and selects one of the multiple items corresponding to the direction of the slide operation in the selection.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160131892

Light source apparatus

A light source apparatus includes a main unit, light source modules attachable to and detachable from the main unit, and storage mediums storing characteristic information of the light source modules. Each light source module includes at least one light source and a light connection part to be optically connected to the main unit. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160131886

Microscope apparatus

A microscope apparatus according to the present invention includes a bright-field illumination optical system and a fluorescence illumination optical system that respectively radiate illumination light and excitation light onto a sample, an observation optical system that observes observation light from the sample, and a controller that controls the fluorescence illumination optical system so that the excitation light is radiated onto the sample when the irradiation of the illumination light on the sample is prevented by an irradiation preventing portion of the bright-field illumination optical system and so that the irradiation of the excitation light on the sample is prevented when the irradiation of the illumination light on the sample is not prevented by the irradiation preventing portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160131880

Medical observation apparatus, medical video microscope apparatus, and medical video microscope system

There is provided a medical observation apparatus including: a holding unit including a transmission mechanism including a plurality of joint units placed in positions different from each other and configured to rotate in conjunction with each other around a rotation axis in the same direction. Brakes are placed for at least two joint units of the plurality of joint units.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160131338

Illumination system

An illumination system includes a light source device configured by an excitation light source, a light guiding member and a wavelength converter that are connected in order, and an operation check device. The system further includes: a connector configured to directly and physically connect the operation check device to a light signal emitting end which includes the wavelength converter; a detector configured to detect a light signal emitted from the light signal emitting end when the light signal emitting end and the operation check device are connected by the connector; and an operation determiner configured to determine the operations of the excitation light source, the light guiding member, and the wavelength converter by a detection result in the detector.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160129649

Injection molding method and injection molding die

An injection molding method includes a supply step of simultaneously supplying molten resins to a cavity portion from two gate portions and an associating step of associating the molten resins supplied from the two gate portions in a central part of the cavity portion. The supply step supplies the molten resins to the cavity portion from the two gate portions which substantially face each other around the cavity portion. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128824

Stent

A stent includes a major axis member which has an internal space extending from a front end portion toward a base end portion, first opening section provided at the front end portion to communicate with the internal space, and second opening section provided at the base end portion to communicate with the internal space, and inflow prevention section which has an inflow prevention surface covering the second opening section with a gap with respect to the second opening section, wherein a first edge section of the inflow prevention surface is fixed to the major axis member closer to a base end than the second opening section, and a second edge section of the inflow prevention surface is disposed closer to a front end than the second opening section and extends from a side surface of the major axis member toward a position spaced apart therefrom outward in a radial direction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128790

Medical system and control method therefor

Provided is a medical system including a first slave arm; a master arm having a joint configuration with a structure similar to that of a joint configuration of the first slave arm; a second slave arm; a manipulation-target switching unit that switches a manipulation target to be manipulated with the master arm between the slave arms; and a controller that is capable of switching between a first control mode and a second control mode in accordance with the joint configuration of the slave arm to be controlled. The first control mode is a mode for controlling rotation of joints of the first slave arm on the basis of rotation amounts of joints of the master arm. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128773

Endoscopic-treatment-instrument operation input device

Provided is an endoscopic-treatment-instrument operation input device that includes: a grip section that is shaped so as to be capable of being gripped by the palm and at least the little finger and the ring finger of one hand of an operator; an operation section that is arranged at a position so as to be operable by the thumb of the one hand in state where the grip section is being gripped and that allows an operation command for causing a joint of the treatment instrument to actuate to be input; and a frictional fixing section that presses, and fixes in place with friction, a position midway along elongated trunk section of the treatment instrument in the longitudinal direction through use of the index finger of the one hand.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128766

Medical instrument and medical system

A medical instrument includes an insertion part and a driving mechanism coupled to the insertion part. The insertion part has a treatment part, a joint part configured to support the treatment part and to be capable of changing a direction of the treatment part, and a driving force transmission part connected to the joint part and configured to transmit a driving force to the joint part. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128725

Puncture treatment instrument for endoscope

A puncture treatment instrument for endoscope of the present invention includes: a concave portion with an opening on a distal end side and a bottom surface on a proximal end side; a holding portion adjacent to a proximal end of the concave portion, the holding portion allowing advancement and retraction of a needle; a puncture needle with a full length longer than a distance from a proximal end of the holding portion to a distal end of the concave portion; and a locking portion that generates resistance force in an advancing direction to stop retraction of the puncture needle when the puncture needle is retracted after the puncture needle is advanced to project into the concave portion from the holding portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128697

Retaining device

A retaining device includes a first member, a second member, a third member, a support section supporting the first member and supporting the second member and the third member movably relative to the first member, and a manipulation part moving the first member, the second member, and the third member relative to each other. The first member and the third member can grasp a first tissue with the first tissue disposed between the first member and the second member and between the first member and the third member, and the first member and the second member can grasp the first tissue and a second tissue such that the second tissue is disposed between the first member and the second member and between the second member and the third member to contact with the first tissue with the first member and the third member grasping the first tissue.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128676

Medical apparatus

An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a main power-supply button that operates an internal power-supply unit to be turned on/off as a result of depression of the main power-supply button; a moving member capable of moving substantially in parallel to a direction of the depression of the main power-supply button in conjunction with the depression of the main power-supply button; an internal power-supply switch provided at the power-supply unit so as to be in contact with the moving member, the internal power-supply switch switching the power-supply unit on/off by being depressed along with movement of the moving member; and a movement amount adjusting mechanism that upon the depression of the main power-supply button, if an amount of movement of the main power-supply button exceeds a predetermined movement amount, adjusts an amount of movement of a contact portion of the moving member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128607

Operating apparatus for medical apparatus

There is provided an operating apparatus for a medical apparatus, the operating apparatus including a ring-shaped magnet magnetically polarized in a circumferential direction or a radial direction and configured to rotate along with rotating operation by a user, and a sensor unit configured to detect a magnetic field and to output a signal depending on the detected magnetic field. The sensor unit outputs two-phase signals having different phases.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128554

Medicinal solution collecting tool and endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus

A medicinal solution collecting tool of the invention includes: a pillar-shaped portion including an insertion end and a withdrawal end; a collecting section provided on the insertion end side of the pillar-shaped portion; a collecting port provided on a surface of the pillar-shaped portion; and a guide section provided on the surface of the pillar-shaped portion, the guide section including a first guide section being convex or concave and parallel to an axial direction of the pillar-shaped portion, and a second guide section provided on the withdrawal end side relative to the first guide section, the second guide section being convex or concave and crossing the axial direction of the pillar-shaped portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128552

Insertion system and method of adjusting shape detection characteristics of shape sensor

An insertion system includes an insertion device, a shape sensor, an insertion device holder and an adjustment unit. The insertion device includes an elongated flexible insertion portion. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128549

Video endoscopy system, coupling device, video endoscope, and control device

A video endoscopy system, including: a video endoscope having an image capturing sensor for recording image data, a controller comprising hardware configured to control the video endoscope, and a coupling for connecting the video endoscope to the controller. The coupling including: a first coupling unit on the video endoscope, a second coupling unit on the controller, an inductive interface between the first and second coupling units for supplying the video endoscope with electrical energy, and an optical interface between the first and second coupling units for transmitting one or more of control data and image data recorded by means of the image capturing sensor.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128547

Medical apparatus and medical system

Provided is a medical apparatus including a treatment tool having a distal-end treatment section, a joint section, and a flexible elongated body section in this order from the distal end; a driver that is connected to the base end of the body section and that supplies a driving force to the joint section; an operation input unit that is a separate unit from the treatment tool and the driver and that has a main body holdable with one hand of an operator and an operable member disposed at a position where it is operable using a finger of the one hand holding the main body; and a controller that controls the driver in accordance with an operation command input to the operation input unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128546

Monitor apparatus

A monitor apparatus includes: a display panel that displays a medical image; an as-viewed output terminal capable of outputting a video signal reflecting a same color set value as a color set value reflected in the medical image displayed on the display panel; a communication unit that detects device information regarding an external device connected to the as-viewed output terminal; and a second color setting reflection unit capable of controlling to further change the color set value reflected in the video signal outputted from the as-viewed output terminal based on a detection result of the communication unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160128545

Endoscope apparatus and method for controlling endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process that acquires a plurality of in vivo images; an in-focus evaluation value calculation process that calculates an in-focus evaluation value that represents a degree of in-focus corresponding to each of the plurality of in vivo images; a focus control process that controls a focus operation of an imaging optics by performing a control process that switches a position of a focus adjustment lens included in the imaging optics between a plurality of discrete positions based on the in-focus evaluation value; and a freeze image setting process that selects at least one in vivo image from the plurality of in vivo images based on the degree of in-focus represented by the in-focus evaluation value, and sets the selected at least one in vivo image to be a freeze image.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127656

Imaging device and control method for imaging device

. . An imaging device that photographs a moving image, comprising: an imaging unit configured to repeatedly obtain image data of one frame in a first cycle, further divide a period of the one frame into periods of a predetermined number of divided frames, and repeatedly output divided image data for each divided frame; a gain application section configured to detect object luminance and apply a gain to a plurality of pieces of divided image data; and a synthesis processing section configured to combine the plurality of pieces of divided image data, to generate combined image data of one frame, wherein, when the plurality of pieces of divided image data is obtained in the imaging unit, the number of divided frames is not changed during the period of the first cycle, and wherein, when the number of divided frames is changed for a next cycle of the first cycle.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127649

Image blur correction apparatus and imaging apparatus

An image blur correction apparatus includes: a blur correction actuator that corrects image blur by moving a lens or by moving an image sensor; a shake detection unit that detects a postural change amount of the imaging apparatus; a storing unit that stores three or more postural change amounts detected at different times; an estimating unit that calculates an estimate of a postural change amount after a predetermined time period on the basis of the three or more postural change amounts and on the basis of an approximation based on a temporal change in the postural change amounts; a blur amount calculating unit that calculates an image blur amount on the basis of the estimate; and a driving control unit that calculates a movement amount of a lens or image sensor to be moved by the blur correction actuator on the basis of the image blur amount.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160126698

Light source device and heat processing device for light source

A light source device includes a plurality of light source units, a plurality of first heat processing units, a second heat processing unit, a plurality of thermal connectors, a light processing unit, and a plurality of optical connectors. The plurality of thermal connectors make the plurality of first heat processing units and the second heat processing unit attachable to and detachable from each other, and thermally connect the plurality of first heat processing units and the second heat processing unit. ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160126286

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

05/05/16 / #20160124211

Endoscope having a lateral direction of view

An endoscope including: an endoscope shaft having an outer tube and an inner tube rotatable relative to each other, the outer tube radially surrounding the inner tube; a first optical assembly disposed in a distal region of the endoscope shaft and being accommodated in and/or operated by the outer tube; a second optical assembly disposed in the distal region and being accommodated in the inner tube; an axial bearing arranged between the outer tube and the inner tube in a proximal region of the endoscope shaft wherein the axial bearing includes an outer ring associated with the outer tube and an inner ring associated with the inner tube; and a fixing device for the axial bearing, the fixing device including a first elastomer body provided for the outer ring of the axial bearing and/or a second elastomer body provided for the inner ring of the axial bearing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124209

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

An image processing device includes: an image acquiring unit configured to acquire a plurality of images of different imaging fields of view on the same subject; an image selector configured to select, from the plurality of images acquired, in which a common region of a predetermined size is set at a common position in the individual images, a plurality of image pairs that are combinations of images in which a subject image in the common region in one image corresponds to a subject image in a region other than the common region in another image; a correction gain calculating unit configured to calculate a correction gain for performing shading correction; and an image correcting unit configured to correct shading produced in a correction-target image, using the correction gain calculated by the correction gain calculating unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124207

Microscope system

A microscope system including a microscope main unit that acquires an image of a specimen; a focus-evaluation-value calculating portion that calculates a focus evaluation value in at least one or more evaluation areas defined in a field-of-view range, while moving the focal position with the microscope main unit; and a display portion that displays the focus evaluation value calculated by the focus-evaluation-value calculating portion in chronological order.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124203

Microscope and microscope image acquisition method

To prevent unwanted exposure of a specimen with excitation light despite magnification switching, a microscope of the present invention includes: a detection optical system that detects fluorescence emitted from the specimen; a light-sheet illumination optical system, serving as an excitation light source, that causes planar excitation light to be incident along a direction intersecting an optical axis of the detection optical system; and a control section that, when the magnification of the detection optical system is raised, controls the light-sheet illumination optical system so as to reduce a radiation width of the excitation light made incident on the specimen by the light-sheet illumination optical system.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124201

Light sheet illumination microscope and light sheet illumination method

A light sheet illumination microscope includes a detection optical system and an illumination optical system. The illumination optical system includes a first optical element for forming a sheet-shaped illumination beam that travels in a first direction and that has a width in a second direction that is perpendicular to both the optical axis of the detection optical system and the first direction in a specimen, and a scanner that relatively scans the specimen with the sheet-shaped illumination beam in the second direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160123908

Xrd sample handling apparatus

Disclosed is a sample handling assembly facilitating a sample holding cell used for xrd analysis. The assembly holds the sample cell upright during sample loading and analysis phases. ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160123868

Observation apparatus

With the object of preventing deterioration of or damage to a photodetector caused by excessive light by more reliably preventing the excessive light from entering the photodetector, a microscope of the present invention is provided with a high-sensitivity detector, such as an hpd, a gaasp, an em-ccd or the like, that detects observation light coming from a specimen, a box-shaped casing that has an opening that allows contained items to be placed therein and removed therefrom and that covers the high-sensitivity detector, a door that can close off the opening of the casing, a switch that restricts light detection by the high-sensitivity detector by turning on and off a drive voltage to be applied to the high-sensitivity detector, and an opening restricting mechanism that allows the opening of the casing in the closed state imposed by the door to be opened only when the light detection by the high-sensitivity detector is restricted by the switch.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160121084

Method for inserting endoscopic device into hollow organ using guide wire

In a disclosed method for inserting an endoscopic device, in a state in which a guide wire is inserted through an opening of a hollow organ of a subject, the guide wire is indwelt in the hollow organ. Next, a flexible endoscope is made to approach the opening of the hollow organ. ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160121083

Method for inserting endoscopic device into hollow organ

In a method for inserting an endoscopic device, a guide wire is punctured into a subject from outside the body. A tip portion of the wire is inserted into a first hollow organ. ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160120612

Surgical robot

The invention has for its object to provide a surgical robot that makes sure good enough operation even when it is difficult to have an instantaneous grasp of a three-dimensional position relationship between an affected site and a treatment tool or have a full understanding of force interacting between the affected site and the treatment tool. The surgical robot 1 disclosed herein includes an operating assembly, a distal end portion that moves depending on an amount of operation by the operating assembly, a treatment tool located at said distal end potion, a detection sensor located near the distal end portion to detect states of the distal end portion, and a control unit configured to make a change to actuation modes in response to a result of detection by the detection sensor (steps s102, s103 and s104).. ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160120595

Energy treatment device

The present energy treatment device has an insertion part, a pair of arms which are provided in a distal portion of the insertion part and which are capable of performing an opening-closing operation, a treatment member which is attachably and detachably provided in a first arm, a locked part which is provided in a second arm and which is capable of locking the treatment member, and a manipulation part which causes the pair of arms to perform an opening-closing operation, wherein the treatment member includes a knife wire, and a locking member which is positioned with respect to the first arm, being attachable to and detachable from the first arm, and capable of being locked by the locked part, the locked part has a retainer which is capable of holding the locking member with a force stronger than a force of the first arm to hold the locking member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160120396

Capsule endoscope device

A capsule endoscope includes: an imaging unit configured to capture inside of a subject and to generate an image of the inside of the subject; a brightness distribution measurement unit configured to measure a brightness distribution in the image generated by the imaging unit; and an imaging controller configured to switch a frame rate of the imaging unit to a frame rate higher than a reference frame rate when an area having brightness lower than a predetermined value is distributed at a center of the image in the brightness distribution measured by the brightness distribution measurement unit and to switch the frame rate of the imaging unit to a frame rate lower than the reference frame rate when the area having the brightness lower than the predetermined value is distributed outside the center of the image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160119533

Photographing apparatus and interchangeable lens control method

. . A photographing apparatus comprising: a focus adjustment lens which is provided within a lens barrel containing a photographing lens and is movable in an optical axis direction; a ring member disposed rotatably with respect to the lens barrel in an angle range from a first end point to a second end point; a storage unit to store a first relationship between a rotation angle of the ring member and a distance, and a second relationship between a position of the focus adjustment lens in the optical axis direction and the distance; and a control unit to calculate a distance corresponding to a rotation angle of the ring member according to a rotation angle of the ring member and the first relationship, and to set a position of the focus adjustment lens in the optical axis direction according to the distance and the second relationship.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160119528

Imaging device, endoscope, endoscope system, and method for driving imaging device

An imaging device includes: an image sensor including pixels and configured to receive light from outside, and generate and output an imaging signal according to an amount of the received light; a transmission cable connected to the image sensor and configured to propagate the imaging signal; a terminating resistor provided at a terminal of the transmission cable, the terminal resistor including an alternating current terminating resistor with variable resistance and a direct current terminating resistor with variable resistance, and having a constant combined resistance of the direct current terminating resistor and the alternating current terminating resistor; and a control unit configured to perform control to make a resistance of the direct current terminating resistor during a blanking period in which the image sensor does not output the imaging signal higher than that during a normal operation period in which the image sensor outputs the imaging signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160119521

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a first optical system, a second optical system, a light-blocking shutter, a magnet rotor, drive coils, detection coils, and a cpu, the cpu performs control to provide direct current to the drive coils and control to provide alternating current to the detection coils, and where the alternating current is provided to the detection coils, the cpu detects a pivotal position of the light-blocking shutter by detecting variation of an inductance when a magnetic field generated in each of hollow portions of the detection coils is blocked by a magnetic body, from a value of the alternating current.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116824

Photographing device and control method for photographing device

A photographing device, comprising a memory for storing relationships between movement of the focus adjustment lens and image plane movement amount, a controller for setting movement amount of the focus adjustment lens constituting a specified image plane movement amount with respect to unit rotation amount of the ring member, based on a relationship that is stored in the memory, and controlling movement of the focus adjustment lens in accordance with rotation amount and rotation direction of the ring member based on the movement amount, and a rotation velocity detector for detecting rotation velocity of the ring member, wherein the control section, when rotation velocity is smaller than a specified value, sets a movement amount of the focus adjustment lens constituting a specified image movement amount with respect to unit rotation amount of the ring member, based on a relationship that is stored in the storage section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116721

Zoom lens

A zoom lens comprises a first lens unit g1 having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit g2 having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit g3 having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens unit g4 having a negative refractive power, a fifth lens unit g5, and a sixth lens unit g6 having a positive refractive power. Zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end is carried out by changing a distance between the lens units, and a distance between the first lens unit g1 and the third lens unit g3 narrows at the telephoto end than at the wide angle end, and the first lens unit g1 is stationary at the time of zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, and lens units from the second lens unit g2 to the fifth lens unit g5 move.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116476

Method for selecting duodenal fluid sample for detecting pancreatic disease marker and method for detecting pancreatic disease marker

Provided are a method for exclusively selecting a duodenal fluid sample having a high possibility of containing pancreatic fluid and favorable sample suitability for subjecting to detection of a pancreatic disease marker by evaluating the quality of the sample prior to detecting the pancreatic disease marker, and a method for detecting a pancreatic disease marker using a duodenal fluid sample selected according to that method. Namely, a method is provided for selecting a duodenal fluid sample for detecting a pancreatic disease marker, comprising: (a1) a step of comparing the color depth of a duodenal fluid sample with a prescribed standard color, and (b1) a step of determining that a duodenal fluid sample is subjected to a test for a pancreatic disease marker if the color depth thereof is equal to or higher than the standard color, but that the duodenal fluid sample is not subjected to a test for a pancreatic disease marker if the color depth thereof is lower than the standard color.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160114355

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

An ultrasound vibration device includes a stacked transducer in which a plurality of piezoelectric substances and a plurality of electrode plates are stacked, an external shape of the stacked transducer being in a polygonal prism shape, insulators, a case main body housing the piezoelectric transducer and the insulators, a pressurizing member screwed and fastened to an opening portion of the case main body to pressurize and fix the stacked transducer and the insulators in the case main body, and a plurality of positioning member insertion sections into which a positioning member is inserted, the positioning member retaining the stacked transducer and the insulators in the polygonal prism shape and positioning the stacked transducer in a position where the stacked transducer is non-contact with an inner wall of the case main body and one ends of the insulators are in contact with the pressurizing member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160113669

Blade retention mechanism for surgical instrument

A surgical apparatus which includes a handpiece having a passage. The retention assembly includes a pair of radially movable buttons, aligned in axially extending passages in communication with the passage and can engage with and cause rotational movement of a collet member assembly rotatably supported in the passage. ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160113668

Instrument with resilient jaws

The teachings herein provide an instrument comprising a forceps. The forceps comprise a hand piece; a tubular member connected to the hand piece; and a jaw assembly connected to the hand piece. ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160113629

Ultrasound observation apparatus, ultrasound observation system, and actuation method for ultrasound observation apparatus

An ultrasound observation apparatus including a displacement calculating section that measures displacement of a subject based on an ultrasound signal, an elastic-image generating section that generates an elastic image based on the measured displacement, a memory section that stores generated one or more elastic images, a determination-region setting section that sets a proper-image determination region for proper image determination in the elastic image according to a size of an roi, a characteristic calculating section that calculates a region characteristic of the proper-image determination region, and a proper-image determining section that determines based on the region characteristic whether the elastic image is a proper image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160113482

Surgical device

Provided is a surgical device that can give an accurate feeling of depth even when the surgical device is inserted in a horizontal direction on left and right images. Therefore, a plurality of indicators are provided in a shaft section and an interval between the respective indicators adjacent to each other is set to an interval for always setting an interval between the respective indicators on the left and right respective images to be larger than a shift amount in a left-right direction of the corresponding indicators between the left and right images when an image of the shaft section is picked up in a state in which the shaft section is orthogonal to optical axes of left and right image pickup optical systems within a predetermined error range.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160113481

Introducing apparatus

The introducing apparatus comprises the operating section, which is easy to grip and easy to operate, mounted therein by providing the dial of the operation element to perform a bending operation of the bending section and a part of the rotary mechanism alone while avoiding an operation range of the operating section for fingers of a gripping hand.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160113480

Decoding device, imaging system, decoding method, coding/decoding method, and computer-readable recording medium

A decoding device includes: a data obtaining unit configured to obtain a key block and a non-key brock, the key block forming a part of image data of one frame, and the non-key block forming a part of the image data of one frame on at least a part of which a coding process is performed; a characteristic information storage unit configured to store characteristic information regarding a pixel value correlation characteristic in a frame; and a decoding unit configured to perform repeated decoding by a belief-propagation method based on a first log-likelihood ratio and a second log-likelihood ratio to estimate the non-key block before the coding process, the first log-likelihood being obtained from the non-key block, and the second log-likelihood ratio being obtained from the key block and the characteristic information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160100115

Analog/digital converter and solid-state imaging device

. . An analog/digital converter includes; a ramp signal generation circuit that generates a ramp signal; a comparison circuit that compares potential of an input analog signal with potential of the ramp signal and outputs a comparator output signal if the potential of the ramp signal satisfies the predetermined condition; a count control circuit that divides a predetermined ramp period in which the ramp signal generation circuit outputs the ramp signal into a predetermined number n of divided ramp periods and outputs a count-stop signal; a counter circuit that counts time in the divided ramp period and outputs a count value of the counted time; and a decoder circuit that generates a digital signal according to a count value and a digital value corresponding to any one of the divided ramp periods in which the counter circuit has started counting of time and outputs the generated digital signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098879

Banknote discrimination apparatus

A banknote discrimination apparatus includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements in which an incident light including fluorescence emitted from a banknote irradiated with excitation light enters; a plurality of organic film filters that are arranged so as to overlap each of the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements, and have mutually different transmission bands; a circuit including a plurality of pixel circuits which are each connected to one corresponding element among the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and output a pixel signal converted by each photoelectric conversion element in accordance with an intensity of the incident light that transmits through the organic film filter and enters to the photoelectric conversion element; a spectral processor; and a discriminator. At least one of the plurality of organic film filters is a filter obtained by overlapping two or more filter layers on each other.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098829

Imaging apparatus and methods for generating a guide display showing a photographing technique for approximating a composition of a subject image to that of a sample image

A display apparatus (which may be included in an imaging apparatus) includes: a display unit; a guide display generation circuit which acquires an image file including image data and photographing posture data including information of an inclination and a height of an imaging apparatus performing an imaging operation when the image data was created by the imaging operation to generate a photographing posture guide display based on the photographing posture data; and a display control circuit which causes the display unit to display an image based on the image data and the photographing posture guide display. A data processing apparatus may include a signal processing circuit which creates an image file including image data and photographing posture data.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096005

Hybrid introducer

A hybrid introducer and its use are provided. In one form, a method includes one or more of the following steps: feeding a guidewire through a hybrid introducer into a scope, the hybrid introducer including a proximal thumb advance portion and a distal tapered portion coupled to the proximal thumb advance portion; removing the proximal thumb advance portion; and feeding an accessory instrument through the distal tapered portion into the scope.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160095649

Vaginal wall incision instrument

A vaginal wall incision instrument includes a main body portion that is capable of being inserted into a vaginal canal; an incision portion that protrudes from a distal portion of the main body portion in a direction intersecting a center line of the vaginal canal and is formed by a conductive material; and an operating portion, wherein the main body portion includes an exterior portion and an interior portion, wherein the interior portion includes a contact portion, wherein a guide hole is configured on the interior portion, wherein the guide hole is capable of guiding the conductive member in a direction toward a boundary between the uterine cervix and the vaginal canal, and wherein the incision portion separates the vaginal canal along a circumference whose center is the center line of rotation by rotating the interior portion about the center line of rotation with respect to the exterior portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160095578

Ultrasound endoscope system and communication method of the ultrasound endoscope system

An ultrasound endoscope system includes: an ultrasound endoscope that wirelessly transmits and receives endoscope state information; a video processor including a first read-out section that reads out the endoscope state information of the ultrasound endoscope; an ultrasound observation apparatus including a second read-out section that reads out endoscope state information obtained by a communication section for observation apparatus; and a control section that compares the endoscope state information obtained by the first read-out section in. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160095504

Stereoscopic endoscope system

A stereoscopic endoscope system includes a stereoscopic endoscope and an identification information combining section. The stereoscopic endoscope is provided with an r image pickup section and an r output section which are provided on a right side of an endoscope body, an l image pickup section and an l output section which are provided on a left side of the endoscope body, and an r memory and an l memory which store correction information for either right or left and identification information. ... Olympus Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160095500

Endoscope

Provided is an endoscope including an inserted portion that is inserted into a body, an observation optical system that is provided at a distal-end portion of the inserted portion and that acquires an image of the heart, and a supporting expansion portion that makes the heart support the distal-end portion of the inserted portion and that is provided with a basal-end-portion balloon, which is provided closer to a base-end portion than the distal-end portion of the inserted portion is, and a distal-end-portion balloon, which is provided so as to overhang forward from the distal-end portion of the inserted portion, wherein the base-end-portion balloon is disposed on the opposite side from the distal-end-portion balloon, with the inserted portion interposed therebetween.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160094822

Imaging device, image processing device, imaging method, and image processing method

An imaging device includes an optical filter, an image sensor, a multi-band estimation section, and a processor including hardware. The optical filter divides the pupil of an imaging optics into a first pupil and a second pupil that differs in wavelength passband from the first pupil. ... Olympus Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160094817

Image processing device and image processing method

An image processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process that acquires an image captured by an image sensor that includes a first-color filter having first transmittance characteristics, a second-color filter having second transmittance characteristics, and a third-color filter having third transmittance characteristics, and a correction process that multiplies a pixel value that corresponds to a second color by a first coefficient to calculate a component value that corresponds to the overlapping region of the first transmittance characteristics and the third transmittance characteristics, and corrects a pixel value that corresponds to a first color, the pixel value that corresponds to the second color, and a pixel value that corresponds to a third color based on the component value that corresponds to the overlapping region. ... Olympus Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160093991

Cable connection structure

A cable connection structure includes cables and a substrate having an electrode thereon. The cables are configured to be connected to the electrode. ... Olympus Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160089032

Probe assembly and end cover

A probe assembly includes: a measurement probe having a plurality of optical fibers configured to propagate light, emit the light to a measurement target, and receive scattered light returned from the measurement target; and an end cover having: an endoscope holding portion configured to hold an insertion portion of an endoscope, the insertion portion being configured to be inserted into a body cavity of a subject; and a probe position defining portion configured to define a position of a distal end surface of the plurality of optical fibers of the measurement probe.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160089009

Capsule endoscope system

A capsule endoscope system includes: a capsule endoscope; a receiving unit that receives an image signal of an object transmitted wirelessly from the capsule endoscope; an image display unit that displays an image based on the image signal received by the receiving unit; a position detection unit that detects a position of the capsule endoscope; and a control unit having a first determination unit that determines whether normal display of the image based on the image signal is possible and having a second determination unit that determines whether normal position detection for the capsule endoscope is possible by the position detection unit. The control unit causes the image display unit to start display of the image based on the image signal when the normal display of the image based on the image signal is possible and the normal position detection for the capsule endoscope is possible.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088277

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device includes an optics, an image sensor, and a processor including hardware. The optics includes a first pupil and a second pupil. ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088244

Switching circuit, sample and hold circuit, and solid-state imaging device

A switching circuit comprising: a semiconductor layer including a source region, a drain region, and a channel region; a gate electrode disposed to be opposite to the channel region; a source wiring formed of a first material having higher conductivity than the semiconductor layer; a drain wiring formed of a second material having higher conductivity than the semiconductor layer; and a decoupling wiring formed of a third material having higher conductivity than the semiconductor layer, wherein the source region and the drain region are in a conductive state in a first period according to a voltage of the gate electrode, and the source region and the drain region are in a non-conductive state in a second period different from the first period, and wherein a voltage of the decoupling wiring is constant in at least a partial period of the second period.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088224

Portable terminal device and method for controlling power of portable terminal device

A portable terminal device comprising: a control section that controls power supplied to a display section; and an acceleration detection section including a comparator that outputs a signal when the power is supplied to the display section even in a power-off state and acceleration equal to or greater than a predetermined value is detected, wherein the control section starts supplying the power to the display section, if there is no vibration during a predetermined time, after detecting the acceleration equal to or greater than the predetermined value with the acceleration detection section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088218

Focus adjustment apparatus, camera system, and focus adjustment method

A focus adjustment apparatus comprising a focus detection unit to detect image phase difference information using a light flux having passed through a photographic optical system including a focus lens, and a focus adjustment unit converts first image phase difference information detected by the focus detection unit into a defocus amount using a conversion coefficient and causes the focus detection unit to detect second image phase difference information after having moved the focus lens according to the defocus amount, and corrects the conversion coefficient according to the second image phase difference information and causes a storage unit to store the corrected conversion coefficient.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160084777

Spacer accessory for xrf handheld analyzers

Disclosed is an attachable spacer applied to the front base plate of a hand-held and self-contained xrf testing device that holds the face plate at a forwards tilt towards a test sample, and ensures that only the top rim of the face plate ever touches a test sample. The resulting triangular gap minimizes contact between the front plate window and the test surface, prevents the transfer of heat to the xrf testing device's circuitry, and locks in a fixed distance between the face plate of the xrf testing device and the sample being tested.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082564

Lens holding tool and lens holding method

A lens holding tool for holding a plurality of lenses as a workpiece in a grinding or polishing process includes: a base portion; and a plurality of lens receiving portions respectively provided at a plurality of positions on a surface of the base portion so as to protrude from the surface. Each of the plurality of lens receiving port has a lens receiving face configured to be in contact with at least a part of a support surface which is an end face of each of the plurality of lenses, and an outer circumference of the lens receiving face is positioned higher than the surface of the base portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082292

Ultrasonic treatment device

An ultrasonic treatment device performs a medical treatment by use of an ultrasonic vibration. The ultrasonic treatment device includes a probe, a tubular passage, and a tube path. ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081761

Shape sensor and tubular insertion system

A shape sensor comprises a shape sensor main body which comprises an optical fiber capable, a detection object section, and a light detecting section to detect the detection light and which is capable of measuring a shape of a measurement target object by utilizing a change in characteristics of the light detected through the detection object section in accordance with a change in curvature of the optical fiber when the optical fiber curves; and a curving direction regulating section which is provided on at least a part of the optical fiber along an optical axis thereof and regulates a curvable direction of the optical fiber to a desired direction; wherein the curving direction regulating section is a core member which is disposed in at least a part of the shape sensor main body along the light propagating direction of the optical fiber and whose main curving direction is regulated.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081714

Mantle tube and treatment tool

A mantle tube including a bendable member, which is formed in such a way as to be received in an elongate, annular, cylindrical member, includes two fixed sites that are fixed to the cylindrical member and a bendable site that is interposed between these fixed sites and bendable in a direction intersecting a longitudinal direction thereof, an angle adjustment member that is capable of adjusting a bending angle of the bendable site, and an angle holding mechanism that is capable of holding, at any desired bending angle, the bendable site bent by the angle adjustment member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081699

High-speed powered hand tool with improved motor cooling

A surgical device comprising: a handpiece comprising a distal end and a proximal end; a chamber formed within the handpiece; a motor disposed within the chamber; an exhaust port in fluid communication with the chamber, the exhaust port being configured for attachment to a suction source so as to apply suction to the chamber; and at least one inlet port in fluid communication with the chamber, the at least one inlet port being configured to allow ambient air to be drawn into the chamber.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081583

Position detecting apparatus and position detecting method for medical device and endoscope apparatus

A position detecting apparatus for a medical device includes a transmission unit configured to transmit a magnetic field in each of a plurality of frame periods. A reception unit detects the magnetic field transmitted from the transmission unit and output a detection signal corresponding to a position of the transmission unit. ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081541

Endoscopic system

An endoscopic system uses the distribution of a luminance level of a photographic image taken by an imaging unit at the distal end of an endoscope to determine whether an observation window has fogged up, and then raises the temperature by a heater and remove the fog on the observation window.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081540

Endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus

An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes: a cleaning/disinfecting tank, a first detection section, a second detection section, a cleaning/disinfecting section, a cleaning/disinfecting detection section, an alerting section, a determination section that if, after reception of the endoscope in the cleaning/disinfecting tank is detected by the first detection section, removal of the endoscope from the cleaning/disinfecting tank is detected by the second detection section despite no detection of driving of the cleaning/disinfecting section by the cleaning/disinfecting detection section, determines that the uncleaned/undisinfected endoscope is removed from the cleaning/disinfecting tank, and a control section that if it is determined by the determination section that the uncleaned/undisinfected endoscope is removed, drives the alerting section to issue a warning.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081535

Scanning endoscope

A scanning endoscope includes: an optical fiber that guides illuminating light and emits the illuminating light from a distal end; an actuator for swinging a distal end of the optical fiber; a first tubular member that encloses a distal end of the optical fiber and the actuator; a holding portion that holds the optical fiber so that a distal end of the optical fiber is swung by the actuator; a second tubular member that encloses the first tubular member; a fixing portion that is disposed in an area perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the optical fiber, the area being aligned with a position where the holding portion is disposed, and fixes the first tubular member to the second tubular member; and a distal end fixing portion that is provided at a distal end of the first tubular member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081531

Endoscope leak inspection apparatus

An endoscope leak inspection apparatus includes an endoscope connecting section communicably connected to an inside of an endoscope, a gas feed section that communicates with the endoscope connecting section and feeds gas, a measuring section that measures an internal pressure of the endoscope, an endoscope-information recognizing section that recognizes serial numbers uniquely allocated to individual endoscopes, a storing section that stores the serial numbers and measurement results of the measuring section in association with each other, a threshold setting section that sets a threshold on the basis of measurement results in past having the same serial number stored in the storing section, and a leak determining section that compares the threshold and a measurement result by the measuring section and determines presence or absence of a leak of the endoscope.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081530

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an endoscope having a field of view in front of a distal end portion of an insertion portion; an insertion assisting instrument including a conduit having an inner portion through which the insertion portion can be inserted and an angle operation portion that varies an angle of a distal end portion of the conduit; an image generation section that generates an image corresponding to the field of view of the endoscope; a rotation angle calculation section that calculates a rotation angle indicating to what extent the insertion portion inserted through the inner portion of the conduit is rotated with respect to the insertion assisting instrument, based on the image generated by the image generation section; and an image rotation section that rotates the image so as to display the image, with the rotation angle being offset.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080671

Image processing device, image pickup apparatus, and image processing method

An image processing device includes a shooting scene determining section that determines a shooting scene, a correlation evaluation value calculating section that calculates correlation evaluation values between a target pixel and surrounding pixels, a weight setting section that sets, when the shooting scene is a low correlation scene, heavy weights to the correlation evaluation value calculated from the surrounding pixels having high correlativities, an isolated-point degree calculating section that subjects the correlation evaluation values to weight addition to calculate an isolated-point degree, and an fpn correcting section that corrects a pixel value of the target pixel according to a magnitude of the isolated-point degree correction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080641

Imaging device, display device, control method, and method for controlling area change

An imaging device includes an imaging unit that receives light coming from a subject and thus generates electronic image data; a display unit that displays an image corresponding to the image data; an angle-of-view setting unit that an angle of view to be changed for the image displayed by the display unit according to a first signal input from the outside; and a control unit that starts control of change to a predetermined angle of view set by the angle-of-view setting unit according to a second signal different from the first signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080623

Moving member control apparatus and imaging apparatus incorporating the same

The invention disclosed herein provides a small-format image-shake correction apparatus and an imaging apparatus incorporating the same. The moving member control apparatus is comprising a base part 10, a moving part 30 that is movable relatively to the base part 10, a first driving part 71 that applies an driving force to the moving part 30, a second driving part 72 that applies an driving force to the moving part 30, a third driving part 73 that applies an driving force to the moving part 30 from a position different from the first 71 and the second driving part 72, a control part 2 that gains control of the driving forces of the first 71, the second 72 and the third driving part 73, and a correction part 3 that makes correction of a first output value ix1 produced from the control part 2 to the first driving part 71 and a second output value ix2 produced from the control part 2 to the second driving part 72, depending on a third output value iy produced from the control part 2 to the third driving part 73, as shown in fig. ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160079016

Dial device

A dial device according to the invention includes a fixed member, a rotating dial unit, a push button movable to a first position and a second position on an axis in a rotation center axis direction of the dial unit, a double knock mechanism that alternately holds the push button in the first position and the second position every time the push button is pressed, a moving and engaging member that moves on the axis in the rotation center axis direction of the dial unit in association with the first position and the second position of the push button, and a fixed side engaging section provided in the fixed member that is disengaged with the moving and engaging member when the push button is present in the first position and is engaged with the moving and engaging member when the push button is present in the second position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077656

Display control apparatus

A display control apparatus includes a display control unit that displays, on a screen, a setting item list for setting a condition of an appliance, and further displays, for a designated item designated in the setting item list, an option row for selecting a specific condition in the designated item, and a selection operation guide for selecting an option from options arranged in the option row. The display control unit separates the option row and the selection operation guide, displays the option row and the selection operation guide by superposing them on the setting item list, and further displays an option selected in accordance with a touch operation performed on the selection operation guide so as to be identifiable in the option row.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077323

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a mounting and detaching section, terminals that, when an adapter is mounted on an outer circumference, come into contact with an identification resistor provided in the adapter and having different resistance values for each of adapters, a lead wire that energizes the identification resistor via the terminals, and a flexible board electrically connected to the terminals in the mounting and detaching section and electrically connected to a distal end of the lead wire in a position behind the mounting and detaching section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077318

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 negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a third lens unit having a negative refractive power. At the time of zooming, distances between the lens units change, and a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit at a telephoto end is shorter than a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit at a wide angle end, and an aperture stop is disposed on an image side of an image-side surface of the first lens unit, and on an object side of an image-side surface of the second lens unit, and the zoom lens satisfies the conditional expressions.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160074912

Endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus

An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus includes: a cleaning/disinfecting tank; a cover portion; a facing portion; an approach portion; a central portion; an acceleration sensor detecting an acceleration change pattern at time of the cover portion moving from an open position to a closed position; an informing section; and a control section, when the acceleration change pattern detected by the acceleration sensor is different from a set pattern at the time of the cover portion moving from the open position to the closed position, judging that the approach portion comes into contact with the cleaning/disinfecting target and performing warning control of the informing section. A shortest distance between the approach portion and the cleaning/disinfecting tank at time of the approach portion being fitted into a hollow portion at the closed position is less than 3.2 mm.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160074132

Surgical system having detachable component and state detection circuit for detection of state of attachment of detachable component

A surgical system and a method of providing and enabling a surgical system. The surgical system having a console and a first component configured to be directly or indirectly detachably attached to the console. ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160074121

Treatment tool

The endoscope treatment system includes an endoscope treatment tool that has an operating part having a distal end and a proximal end, and a sheath that is connected to the distal end of the operating part and is formed with a lumen through that enables a guide wire to be inserted therethrough; a guide wire holder around which a tube member housing the guide wire is wound circumferentially; and a fixing member that couples the operating part to the guide wire holder such that the distal end and the proximal end of the operating part are located outside the circumference of the guide wire holder.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160074093

Treatment system

A treatment system comprises a first power supply apparatus and a second power supply apparatus each connectable with a surgical device and a neutral electrode, the first power supply apparatus being electrically connected with the second power supply apparatus, the treatment system treating a living tissue while performing transmission and reception of information between the first and second power supply apparatuses, wherein, in a case where the neutral electrode is connected to only one of the first and second power supply apparatuses, an output of the surgical device connected to the second power supply apparatus is inhibited during an output of the surgical device connected to the first power supply apparatus, and the output of the surgical device connected to the first power supply apparatus is inhibited during the output of the surgical device connected to the second power supply apparatus.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160074015

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

An ultrasonic observation apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe that receives an ultrasonic wave reflected from a specimen under examination; a computation unit that extracts a feature of the specimen under examination based on the received ultrasonic wave; a storage unit that stores pieces of examination data in which a data set including the extracted feature and a parameter used for extracting the feature associates with identification information for identifying the specimen; a data selection unit that selects examination data meeting a predetermined condition among the pieces of examination data in an examination carried out in the past for a specimen whose identification information is identical to that of the specimen under examination; and an execution control unit that causes the computation unit to re-extract one of the feature included in the selected examination data and the extracted feature, using the parameter used for extracting the other of the features.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160074009

Medical system

A medical system includes an operation panel provided with an lcd touch panel and an ultrasound observation apparatus connected via a cable. When a comment receiving section of the operation panel receives comment information from a comment transmitting section of the ultrasound observation apparatus, an lcd image processing section changes a comment on the lcd touch panel according to the comment information, an operation control section sends out information about the change to an apparatus control section, and the ultrasound observation apparatus changes a comment display of a predetermined portion on a diagnosis monitor.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160074008

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

An ultrasonic observation apparatus includes: ultrasound probes; a storage unit that stores, for each ultrasound probe, attenuation that is a difference in signal intensity for each frequency between a predetermined common waveform and a waveform obtained by providing the ultrasound probes with a common transmission drive wave; a transmission drive wave generating unit that generates, for each ultrasound probe, a transmission drive wave obtained by adding the attenuation to the common transmission drive wave; and a reception signal correcting unit that performs a correction for each frequency, by adding the attenuation to a reception signal which is obtained by transmitting to the specimen the transmission echo having the predetermined common waveform and by converting the reception echo reflected from the specimen, the transmission echo being obtained by converting the transmission drive wave that is given by adding the attenuation to the common transmission drive wave.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160073927

Endoscope system

The endoscope system includes: an endoscope including an insertion portion to be inserted into a subject, and an image pickup portion that picks up an image of inside of the subject; an image pickup information acquisition portion that acquires positional information of the image pickup portion; an insertion form information acquisition portion that acquires insertion form information of the insertion portion inside the subject; and a control portion that, on a stereoscopic model image that simulates a predetermined organ inside the subject, superimposes an insertion form image that is based on insertion form information that is acquired by the insertion form information acquisition portion, and based on positional information of the image pickup portion that is acquired by the image pickup information acquisition portion, also pastes an image pickup image that is picked up by the image pickup portion, and presents the resulting stereoscopic model image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160073896

Heat monitoring instrument and thermal therapy apparatus

A heat monitoring instrument of the invention includes: an insertion portion for inserting into tissue of a subject; a distal end portion that constitutes a distal end portion of the insertion portion and receives and transmits heat of the subject into which the insertion portion is inserted; and a shape-memory portion that constitutes the distal end portion and changes shape due to the heat of the subject.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160073866

Tubular system

A tubular system includes a tubular apparatus including a flexible inserting section and a physical quantity detector, a physical quantity detector signal processing box to process a signal from the physical quantity detector, and a detachable connection cable to connect the tubular apparatus with the physical quantity detector signal processing box. The physical quantity detector includes an optical waveguide arranged in the inserting section. ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160073865

Image pickup system and control method of image pickup system

An image pickup system includes a light emitting section that emits light for illuminating an object which operates periodically, an image pickup section including an image pickup device that performs an image pickup operation by a rolling shutter system, a period detection section that detects a period of motion of the object, a light emission signal generating section that outputs a stroboscopic light emission signal for causing the light emitting section to perform a stroboscopic light emission in synchronism with the period of the motion, a light emission period control section that sets as a light emission permission period, and a light emission non-permission period, and a light emission control section that performs control for causing the light emitting section to perform a light emission in the light emission permission period, and performs control for inhibiting a light emission of the light emitting section in the light emission non-permission period.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160073863

Curved shape sensor

A curved shape sensor to detect a curved shape of a measured object includes a light source to emit detection light, an optical fiber to guide the detection light, a detection part provided at a portion of the optical fiber, a rotation suppressing member fixed to the optical fiber, and a light detection unit to detect the detection light traveling through the optical fiber. The measured object includes a tubular member having flexibility so as to be curved, and an incorporation member located inside the tubular member. ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160073862

Packaging material for endoscopic treatment system and endoscope system

An endoscopic treatment system includes: an endoscopic treatment device having an operating unit which has a distal end and a proximal end and a sheath; and a guide wire which has a coated region applied with coating at a distal end. A packaging material has a tray which maintains a predetermined position relationship between the sheath and the guide wire and holds the distal end side of the sheath in a state where the coated region of the guide wire is exposed from the distal end of the sheath. ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160073861

Sheath for endoscope

A sheath for an endoscope is provided that includes: a first tubular member; a holding hole; a stopper member; a contact member; a second tubular member including a longitudinal axis direction through-hole, a locking portion, a movement range setting hole that is a long hole leading to the longitudinal axis direction through-hole and that sets a longitudinal axis direction movement range of the contact member, and a positioning hole; a positioning and fixing member that positions and fixes a first stopper member with respect to the second tubular member; and a knob portion that is fixed to the contact member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160073859

Endoscope treatment system

An endoscope auxiliary tool includes a first support section which is formed to extend along a longitudinal axis, a second support section which is formed substantially in parallel to the longitudinal axis of the first support section, a first protrusion section and a second protrusion section which are formed at distal end sections of the first support section and the second support section, respectively, and disposed more distal than the distal end section of the endoscope to sandwich an axis of a channel having an opening at the distal end section of the endoscope, and a positioning section which is configured to position the first protrusion section and the second protrusion section with respect to the distal end section of the endoscope such that the first support section and the second support section are inclined to the axis of the channel.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160073858

Calibration assist apparatus, curving system, and calibration method

A calibration assist apparatus is an apparatus for use in a curving system, the curving system including an elongated flexible portion and a curve detection unit which is provided in the flexible portion and which is configured to detect a curving amount of the flexible portion. The calibration assist apparatus assists in calibrating the curve detection unit. ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160073050

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device, for carrying out movie recording at a specified frame rate, comprises an imaging unit for outputting movie image data, a divided period calculation section for obtaining a second period that is shorter than the first period based on the frame rate, a switching designation section for designating selective switching of the first period and the second period, an image combining circuit for performing image combination and a control circuit for carrying out control so that while image combination is not carried out by the image combining circuit on image data that was formed with the switching designation section designating the first period, for image data that was formed with the second period being designated, a plurality of image data that was acquired within the first period is subjected to image combination by the image combining circuit to generate a combined image and acquire a movie.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160071897

Semiconductor device, solid-state imaging device, and imaging device

A semiconductor device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a connection part, and an alignment mark. The connection part includes a first electrode which is disposed on the first substrate, a second electrode which is disposed on the second substrate, and a connection bump which connects the first electrode and the second electrode. ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070094

Stereoscopic imaging optical system assembly, stereoscopic imaging apparatus, and endoscope

A stereoscopic imaging optical system assembly including a first optical system at least including, in order from an object side to an image plane side, a negative lens and an aperture, the first optical system being rotationally symmetric with respect to a first center axis, a second optical system that is rotationally symmetric with respect to a second center axis parallel with the first center axis, and that has the same construction as, and is located in parallel with, the first optical system, and a variable optical system located in such a way as to intersect the respective optical paths through the first optical system and the second optical system. The variable optical system effects a change of at least either one of focus and vergence.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160069995

System and method of correcting a non-concentric ultrasonic iris inspection result

Disclosed is an ultrasonic iris inspection system and a method of providing automatically compensated concentric b-scans by means of curve-fitting the unadjusted tube boundaries from inspection data, and from the curve fitted theoretical circle, using non-linear regression analysis to determine an adjusted center. The off-center distance between the adjust center and the misaligned center is then used to produce concentric inspection result by compensating the unadjusted inspection result with the off-center distance.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160066986

Electrosurgical instrument for coagulating or ablating body tissue

The invention relates to a bipolar electrosurgical instrument for ablating biological tissue, including an elongated shaft and two ablation electrodes, which are arranged one behind the other on the shaft in the longitudinal direction of the shaft and form a surface portion of the shaft, the ablation electrodes being electrically conductive and electrically separated from each other by an insulator, wherein the instrument has at least one measurement electrode, which is electrically insulated from the ablation electrodes and arranged between the two ablation electrodes in the immediate vicinity of one of the two ablation electrodes.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160066983

Method of marking lesion in tubular organ of an object

A method used to mark a tubular organ of a subject. In a first step, at a position near a lesion on a wall surface of the tubular organ, a first electrode is supplied with high-frequency current, so that the first electrode punctures the wall surface from a surface of a mucosal layer on the wall surface to a predetermined depth. ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160066976

Incision instrument

An incision instrument includes an insertion section and a manipulation section. The insertion section includes a first insulating member and an incision section inserted within the first insulating member. ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160066774

Image pickup apparatus, method for manufacturing image pickup apparatus, and endoscope system

An image pickup apparatus includes: a rectangular parallelepiped image pickup chip made of a semiconducting material, in which a plurality of function portion patterns including a light-receiving portion are formed on a first main surface; and a cover glass in which an alignment marks is formed at each of at least two places that are in a predetermined positional relationship with a function portion pattern, and which is made of a transparent material that is bonded via an adhesive layer so as to cover the light-receiving portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160066771

Introduction device and endoscopic apparatus

An introduction device includes, a grip portion which has a first wall portion, and a second wall portion, a curving portion which is configured to curve in a first surface and in a second surface that intersects at right angles with the first surface, a first dial portion which is rotatably provided in the first wall portion and which curves the curving portion in the first surface in accordance with a rotation amount, and a dial unit includes a shaft rotatably provided on the second wall portion, and a second dial portion which is fixed to the shaft and which curves the curving portion in the second surface in accordance with a rotation amount, the shaft being oblique to the longitudinal axis when seen from the side of the second wall portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160066769

Imaging device

An imaging device includes: an imaging element that generates an image signal of a subject; an observation method determining unit that determines, based on identification information indicating types of a control device connected to the imaging device, whether the control device adopts a first observation method for processing an image signal indicating a plurality of images of the subject per one frame period or a second observation method for processing an image signal indicating a single image of the subject per one frame period; and a data reducing unit. If the control device adopts the second observation method, the data reducing unit reduces a data amount of the image signal to be transmitted to the control device per unit time such that a transmission rate indicating the data amount of the image signal per unit time is acceptable to the control device that adopts the second observation method.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065863

Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method

An image capturing apparatus includes an optical system, an image capturing unit, a posture detection unit, and a control unit. The optical system forms an image of a light beam from an object. ... Olympus Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065849

Iimage acquisition apparatus, method of controlling image acquisition apparatus, computer-readable recording medium non-transitorily storing control program of image acquisition apparatus, and image acquisition system

An image acquisition apparatus includes a display unit configured to display first display images corresponding to first sequential images generated by an imager unit by imaging simultaneously with second display images corresponding to range specifying sequential images received by a communication unit from at least another image acquisition apparatus, the range specifying sequential images respectively corresponding to second sequential images generated by imaging and being smaller in communication amount than the second sequential images. The image acquisition apparatus further includes an operation unit configured to receive a specified range which is a range in the second sequential images specified by a user operation based on the second display image displayed on the display unit, and a controller unit configured to cause the communication unit to receive the second sequential images including at least the specified range.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063681

Noise-reduction processing device

A noise-reduction processing device including: a part that calculates an edge strength indicating the edge amount at the pixel of interest based on the pixel of interest and surrounding pixels that surround the pixel of interest; a part that discriminates the edge direction at the pixel of interest; a first filter-processing part that subjects the pixel of interest to smoothing processing along a direction that is based on a direction-discrimination result and outputs a first filter-processing result; a second filter-processing part that subjects the pixel of interest to smoothing processing producing a lower low-pass effect than that of the first filter-processing part and outputs a second filter-processing result; and a part that synthesizes the first and second filter-processing results, with the ratio of the first filter-processing result increased as the edge strength becomes higher and the ratio of the second filter-processing result increased as the edge strength becomes lower.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160060784

Biological implant

It is possible to maintain a base material made of magnesium or a magnesium alloy so as to prevent rapid degradation over a predetermined period after implanting. Provided is a biological implant including a ceramic membrane provided on a surface of a base material made of magnesium or a magnesium alloy, wherein the total content of a metal element contained in the ceramic membrane, which has a standard electrode potential equal to or greater than −2.35 v and equal to or less than 0 v, is set to be equal to or less than a value at which the base material can keep a desired mechanical strength over a healing period of an implant site in biological tissue.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160058900

Endoscope reprocessor

An endoscope reprocessor includes an immersion tank, a convex-shaped groove, a lid portion, a liquid supply section, a discharge port as an opening from which the liquid is discharged and which is provided at the liquid supply section, the discharge port being arranged such that a part of the opening is opposed to a side surface of the convex-shaped groove, and a control section that drives the liquid supply section to allow the liquid to be introduced into the immersion tank up to a first water level at which a flat portion of the lid portion is immersed in the liquid, and to allow the liquid to be discharged toward the flat portion and the side surface through the discharge port at the first water level.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160058514

Master-slave system

There is provided a master-slave system including: a slave unit including an observation optical system imaging a subject a; a treatment part projecting from a surface on which the observation optical system is provided and at least part of the treatment tools is imaged along with the subject a by the observation optical system; a master apparatus including an operating unit held and operated by an operator; a control unit associating operation of the operating unit of the master apparatus with motion of the slave unit and motion of the treatment part; and a monitor screen displaying an image acquired by the observation optical system, wherein the operating unit includes a command input unit into which a motion command for a slave unit is inputted while the operating unit is held by the operator without changing a pose of the operating unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160058465

Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic treatment apparatus

An ultrasonic probe includes a probe bend portion bending relative to a probe main body portion in a first bend direction and a second bend direction with a center of gravity being located on a first bend direction side with respect to a longitudinal axis. In the probe bend portion, a cross-sectional shape in a cross section perpendicular to a first perpendicular direction and a second perpendicular direction varies continuously along the first perpendicular direction and the second perpendicular direction with a cross-sectional center of gravity in the cross section perpendicular to the first perpendicular direction and the second perpendicular direction lying toward the second bend direction, as it is from the first perpendicular direction toward the second perpendicular direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160058271

Coil structure used in endoscope and endoscope and treatment instrument including coil structure

A coil structure used in an endoscope includes a coil tube formed by densely winding a wire rod, both ends of the coil tube being fixed, a first contact surface formed on one surface of the wire rod on a distal end side, and a second contact surface formed on the other surface of the wire rod on a proximal end side, the first contact surface coming into contact with the second contact surface. The first contact surface is formed as a convex curved surface arcuate in cross section, a curvature center of which is located further on an inner side than an outer circumferential portion of the coil tube. ... Olympus Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160058269

Treatment tool exchanging device and medical system

Provided is a treatment tool exchanging device that switches and holds a plurality of treatment tools for treating a target to be treated. The treatment tool exchanging device includes a flexible insertion part into which the plurality of treatment tools are inserted and in which a plurality of treatment tool channels for defining insertion paths for the treatment tools are formed, a driving part that advances each of the plurality of treatment tools, a manipulating part that manipulates the plurality of treatment tools to perform treatment, and a control unit that controls the amount of protrusion, from the treatment tool channel of the treatment tool, which has protruded from a distal end of the treatment tool channel, among the plurality of treatment tools. ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160057370

Solid-state imaging device

. . A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel unit, a reference signal generation unit including current sources, and analog-to-digital (a/d) conversion units. The a/d conversion units include comparators and counters. ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054559

Imaging unit and endoscope apparatus

An imaging unit includes: a solid state image sensor configured to receive light and perform photoelectric conversion on the light to generate an electric signal; a substrate extending from the solid state image sensor in an optical axis direction of the solid state image sensor; and a multi-layer substrate formed on a surface of the substrate, the multi-layer substrate having a plurality of electronic components mounted thereon and having a plurality of conductor layers and a plurality of via holes formed therein. At least one of the plurality of electronic components is embedded inside the multi-layer substrate. ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054558

Light source unit, optical conversion unit, light source apparatus and light source system for an endoscope

A light source unit for use with an endoscope. The light source including: a primary light source configured to emit primary light; and a first connector provided on an optical path of the primary light and to which each of a plurality of optical conversion units are attachable and removable. ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054557

Rigid endoscope

A rigid endoscope including: a fiber tube; a window disposed at a the distal end of the fiber tube; an objective lens arranged in the fiber tube; a spacer tube to maintain the objective lens at a predetermined-distance from the window; and an objective lens tube for holding the objective lens, the objective lens tube being disposed in the fiber tube between the window and at least a portion of the spacer tube; wherein the spacer tube is supported on a distal end against the window and on a proximal end against the objective lens.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054554

Microscope apparatus

A microscope apparatus includes an objective and a photodetector, and projects a pupil of the objective onto a light-receiving surface of the photodetector. The microscope apparatus further includes an optical element that is arranged between the objective and the photodetector. ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054552

Confocal laser scanning microscope

A confocal laser scanning microscope includes a laser light source configured to emit laser light as illumination light, an objective, a scanner placed in an optical path between the laser light source and the objective for scanning the sample with the illumination light, and a stop placed on a pupil plane of the objective or in its vicinity, or on a plane that is optically conjugate with the pupil plane of the objective or in its vicinity, configured to block, of light from the sample, light that is a regular reflection of the illumination light cast on the sample. The stop is placed on a plane that is conjugate with the pupil plane of the objective or in its vicinity in an optical path between the laser light source and the scanner.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054539

Lens barrel

A lens barrel of the invention is configured with a first barrel member, a second barrel member which rotates around an outer periphery of the first barrel member and which has a through hole between an outer peripheral surface and an inner peripheral surface, and a moisture permeable member provided so as to cover the through hole of the second barrel member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160052101

Lens holding tool

A lens holding tool includes a head portion and a pin that supports the head portion rotatably. The pin includes: a shaft portion having an exhaust outlet therein; a protruding portion that protrudes outwardly from the shaft portion; a sealing member disposed on the protruding portion; and a supporting portion that has a partially spherical shape and is disposed on a leading end of the shaft portion. ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051314

Multi-mode combination electrosurgical device

An electrosurgical device comprising: (a) forceps including: a first working arm, and a second working arm; (b) a blade; (c) one or more sliders that move along the forceps between at least a first position and a second position; (d) a first activation button; and (e) a second activation button; wherein the electrosurgical device is capable of being switched between: (a) a first configuration wherein: the first working arm and the second working arm are free to move in a direction towards each other so as to grasp tissue therebetween, the blade is retracted within a distal end of the first working arm and a distal end of the second working arm, and the first activation button is configured to produce a first therapy signal; and (b) a second configuration wherein: the first working arm and the second working arm are secured together to prevent movement in a direction towards each other, and the blade is extended so that a distal end of the blade is substantially flush with the distal end of the first working arm and the distal end of the second working arm; wherein at least one of the one or more sliders disable the second activation button when the at least one slider is in a first position, and wherein the at least one slider in a second position: secures the first working arm and the second working arm so that movement of the first working arm and the second working arm are prevented in a direction towards each other, extends the blade, or enables the second activation button to produce a second therapy signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051275

Reconfigurable electrosurgical device

An electrosurgical device comprising: forceps including: (i) a first working arm and (ii) a second working arm; a blade; wherein the electrosurgical device is capable of being switched between: (a) a first mechanical configuration where the first working arm and second working arm are free to move in a direction towards each other to grasp tissue therebetween; (b) a second mechanical configuration where the first working arm and second working arm are secured together by an arm securing mechanism that prevents movement of the first working arm and the second working arm in a direction towards each other; and (c) a third mechanical configuration where the first working arm and second working arm are secured together so that the first working arm and the second working arm are prevented from moving in a direction towards each other, and the blade is substantially flush with or extend beyond a distal end of the first working arm and the second working arm; and wherein the electrosurgical device is configured to: deliver a bipolar current between the first working arm and the second working arm, and to prevent current from flowing from the blade when the electrosurgical device is in the first mechanical configuration and the second mechanical configuration; and deliver current through the blade when the electrosurgical device is in the third mechanical configuration.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051273

Surgical forceps and latching system

A surgical forceps comprising: a first working arm and a second working arm configured to move towards and away from each other; and an electromagnetic latching system; wherein the electromagnetic latching system is configured to create a force that is in a direction aligned with closing of the forceps or opposite to the closing of the forceps when an electromagnetic activation button is depressed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051222

Ultrasound endoscope

An ultrasound endoscope according to the invention includes: an ultrasound transducer that transmits/receives ultrasound; a housing in which the ultrasound transducer is fixed via an adhesive, and which houses the ultrasound transducer; an inner peripheral face forming a rectangular first opening portion for exposing the ultrasound transducer, the first opening portion being formed in the housing; an acoustic lens fanning a part from an upper face to at least a side face of the ultrasound transducer; and a chamfered portion provided at a side face of the acoustic lens, an adhesive outlet port for the adhesive to flow to an outside from the first opening portion being formed between the chamfered portion and the inner peripheral face.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051133

Endoscope system and operation method for endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an insertion portion; an illumination portion that emits a plurality of illuminating lights of different hues to each other; an image pickup portion that picks up an optical image formed by an objective optical system in a distal end portion of the insertion portion; a channel that opens in a distal end portion of the insertion portion; a laser probe that is inserted through the channel and has an irradiation portion in a distal end region; a hue range setting portion that sets a hue range of the laser probe in accordance with a hue of an illuminating light; an image analysis portion that detects a hue range portion in a color image obtained from the image pickup portion; and a control portion that permits laser output only in a case where the hue range portion is detected.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051130

Distal end cap for endoscope and endoscope apparatus

A distal end cap for an endoscope includes a cap proximal end portion, a cap distal end portion, a concave portion, a low-strength portion and at least one high-strength portion. The low-strength portion is disposed on a same line as the concave portion in an axial direction and continuously disposed between the cap distal end portion and the cap proximal end portion in a axial direction. ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051129

Balloon detachment tool

Included are a cylindrical holding portion, a groove engageable with a balloon band removed from a balloon engagement groove provided in an outer periphery of an ultrasound transducer unit, a cut portion provided in the holding portion, the cut portion allowing the holding portion to radially expand in a radial direction, and an abutment portion provided on a second opening side relative to the groove on an inner peripheral face of the holding portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051127

Manipulator, manipulator system, and manipulator control method

A manipulator including an insert unit capable of being inserted into the body cavity, an operating unit for operation of the insert unit, an extending/retracting unit for moving the insert unit forward or backward, a drive unit for driving the insert unit and extending/retracting unit, and a control unit for controlling the drive unit in association with operation of said operating unit. The insert unit includes a bendable portion, the drive unit includes a bending movement driving portion for generating driving force for bending the bendable portion and an extension/retraction driving portion for generating driving force for moving the extending/retracting unit forward or backward, and the control unit controls the extension/retraction driving portion and bending movement driving portion in association with operation of the operating unit.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051125

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

02/18/16 / #20160049432

Solid-state image pickup device

. . A solid-state image pickup device has a first substrate and a second substrate in which circuit elements constituting pixels are arranged. The pixel includes: a pixel section that includes a photoelectric conversion element; a ground potential controller that switches a potential to which a circuit element included in the pixel section is grounded; and a reading section that outputs a signal corresponding to the signal charge as a pixel signal output by the pixel. ... Olympus Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048637

Image management apparatus

An image management apparatus includes: a display; a storage unit that stores first operation information, input by a first user, performed on a series of images that are acquired in examination and on the display, such that the first operation information and identification information of the image on which the operation is performed are associated with one another, and stores second operation information, input by a second user, performed on the series of images that are acquired in the examination and on the display, such that the second operation information and identification information of the image on which the operation is performed are associated with one another; and an extraction unit that extracts an image group from the series of images based on whether the identification information of the image associated with the first operation information overlaps with the identification information of the image associated with the second operation information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048011

Sample observation device and sample observation method

A sample observation device includes an illumination optical system and an observation optical system, and the illumination optical system includes a light source, a condenser lens and an aperture member, and the observation optical system includes an objective lens and an imaging lens, and the aperture member has a light-shielding part or a darkening part and a transmission part, and the aperture member is disposed so that the light-shielding part or the darkening part includes an optical axis of the illumination optical system, and an image of an inner edge of the transmission part is formed inside of an outer edge of the pupil of the objective lens, and an image of an outer edge of the transmission part is formed outside of the outer edge of the pupil of the objective lens.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160045770

Grasping treatment apparatus and grasping unit

A jaw of a grasping treatment apparatus includes abutment portion spacing a distal treatment section and a jaw electrode portion apart from each other in a state that the abutment portion abuts on the distal treatment section, and a jaw insulation portion disposed in a part spaced apart from the abutment portion in a width direction of the jaw on an electrode facing-surface. A spacing distance from the distal treatment section to an insulation facing-surface is less than a distance from the electrode facing-surface to the distal treatment section in the state that the abutment portion abuts on the distal treatment section.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160045245

Ablation method

An ablation method according to the present invention includes: a step i of observing a target region in a tissue of a subject and a conservation region that should not be ablated, the conservation region being adjacent to the ablation target region, using an observation unit; a step ii of placing a thermal monitoring instrument that deforms if a temperature thereof exceeds a predetermined temperature, in a boundary between the ablation target region and the conservation region under the observation using the observation unit; a step iii of heating the ablation target region using an ablation instrument while observing the ablation target region using the observation unit; and a step iv of stopping the heating at a stage where deformation of the thermal monitoring instrument is confirmed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160045209

Lithotripsy apparatus using a flexible endoscope

An apparatus and method are presented comprising an endoscope including a flexible shaft which has an active deflection section at a distal tip, a handle connected to a proximal end of the flexible shaft, a platform mounted to a top portion of the handle and oriented substantially in line with the longitudinal axis of the proximal end of a straight portion of the flexible shaft to provide a substantially straight entry into a working channel of the flexible shaft for an output accessory, a stone retrieval device insertable into the proximal end of the working channel of the endoscope, a lithotripsy shaft including one or more guide features at a distal end of the lithotripsy shaft to facilitate passage of wires or filaments of the stone retrieval device there through, and a lithotripsy shaft driver attached to the platform for driving the lithotripsy shaft under power.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160045100

Endoscopic treatment device

An endoscopic treatment device includes an insertion unit, a manipulation unit provided at a proximal end portion of the insertion unit, and a manipulation unit attachment mechanism attaching the manipulation unit to an insertion port of a channel of an endoscope. The manipulation unit attachment mechanism has: a connection slider engaged with the insertion port by sliding in a first direction intersecting an axis of the insertion unit and disengaged from the insertion port by sliding in a second direction intersecting the axis; an insertion-port abutment part moving toward a proximal end by contacting with the insertion port; and a slider abutment part preventing sliding of the connection slider in the first direction when the insertion-port abutment part is located at a distal end side and permitting the sliding of the connection slider in the first direction when the insertion-port abutment part is located at a proximal end side.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044265

Solid-state imaging device, and imaging device

. . Provided is a solid-state imaging device in which a first substrate and a second substrate having circuit elements, which constitute pixels, arranged thereon are electrically connected to each other. Each pixel includes: a photoelectric conversion unit disposed on the first substrate that outputs a signal based on incident light; a sampling transistor disposed on the second substrate that includes a gate terminal, a source terminal, and a drain terminal, that samples and holds the signal input from the photoelectric conversion unit to a first terminal, and outputs the sampled and held signal from a second terminal; a capacitor disposed on the second substrate that stores the signal output from the second terminal; and a potential fixing circuit that fixes a potential of the first terminal to a potential based on a predetermined fixed potential during a readout period in which the signal stored in the capacitor is read out.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044261

A/d conversion circuit and image-capturing device

An a/d conversion circuit includes: a reference signal generation section that includes an integrator circuit having a first constant current source and generates a reference signal that changes in accordance with a constant current output by the first constant current source; a comparison section that executes a comparison process between an analog signal and the reference signal and terminates the comparison process; a clock generation section that includes a delay section having delay units for delaying an input signal for a predetermined time and outputting delayed input signals in accordance with a constant current output by a second constant current source, and outputs a lower phase signal based on the signals output from the delay units; a latch section that latches the lower phase signal at a timing related to the termination of the comparison process; and a count section that counts a clock based on the lower phase signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044236

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a display unit, an interested-position obtaining unit, a zoom operation obtaining unit and an image-processing unit. The imaging unit is configured to image an image of an object through a lens. ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160043124

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

02/11/16 / #20160043122

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device chip having a first primary surface on which an image pickup section, a circuit section and a guard ring are formed, the circuit section having a plurality of layers including an insulating layer that is made of a low dielectric constant material having a relative dielectric constant lower than silicon oxide, the guard ring being made of one or more materials selected from materials superior to the low dielectric constant material in humidity resistance; and a cover glass adhered to the first primary surface of the image pickup device chip.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160042853

Retention mechanism, driving apparatus, and blur correction apparatus

A retention mechanism 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

02/11/16 / #20160041403

Retention mechanism, driving apparatus, and blur correction apparatus

A retention mechanism 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

02/11/16 / #20160041381

Image pickup unit and endoscope

An image pickup unit includes: a moving lens holding barrel that holds a moving lens constituting a part of an objective optical system and is disposed so as to freely advance and retract along a shooting optical axis o; a drive unit that generates a driving force for advancing and retracting the moving lens holding barrel along the shooting optical axis o in a fixed barrel; a flexible substrate disposed so as to urge the moving lens holding barrel in one direction orthogonal to the shooting optical axis o and bent so as to press a part of an outer surface of the moving lens holding barrel in the one direction to an inner surface of the fixed barrel; and a magnetism detecting portion detecting a relative position of the moving lens holding barrel from the fixed barrel according to magnetism of a position detecting magnet.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160041367

Image pickup apparatus equipped with zoom lens with bent optical path

A zoom lens with a bent optical path includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens unit including the reflecting member and having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, a third lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. During zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, the second lens unit moves closer to the first lens unit only toward the object side, the third lens unit moves in such a way that it becomes closest to the second lens unit at an intermediate focal length position in the course of zooming as compared to the state at the wide angle end and the state at the telephoto end, and the fourth lens unit moves. ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160041366

Autofocus device and sample observation device

The autofocus device for a sample observation device provided with an objective is provided with a photodetector, an autofocus optical system that includes a tube lens, that guides light to one of two regions of a pupil plane of the objective that has been divided into two, and that guides light that has passed through the other region after being reflected by a sample to the photodetector, and a light shielding member which is arranged between the tube lens and a light receiving plane of the photodetector and on which an aperture has been formed. The autofocus device satisfies 2.1<Φap/(2·Φld), where Φap represents a diameter of the aperture and Φld represents a light flux diameter, on the light shielding member, of light reflected by the sample in a state in which the light is condensed on the light receiving plane.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160041364

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

02/11/16 / #20160038239

Medical manipulator

In a medical manipulator, the surgical tool drive unit includes: a pair of input members that has a first input member and a second input member, are arranged in a pair at a first end portion in an attachment and detachment direction with respect to the surgical tool unit, are capable of advancing and retracting parallel to each other, and transmit the driving force in an advance direction when the pair of input members are advanced to the surgical tool unit side; and a drive source that causes at least one of the pair of input members to advance and retract.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160038165

Impact drill lithotripter

A lithotripter includes a motor operable to produce a rotational motion, a first cam with a first set of teeth, and a second cam with a second set of teeth configured to selectively engage with the first set of teeth. The first cam is coupled to the motor so that the rotational motion produced by the motor produces rotational motion of the first cam, and the selective engagement between the first set of teeth and the second set of teeth converts the rotational motion of the first cam to a linear waveform that is transmitted through the second cam. ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160038140

Suture device

A suture device includes: a longitudinal member extended along a longitudinal axis; a first grasping member and a second grasping member provided at a distal portion of the longitudinal member and configured to enable opening-closing movement; an opening-closing mechanism configured to open and close the first grasping member and the second grasping member; a delivery mechanism configured to deliver a distal member between the first grasping member and the second grasping member, the distal member to which a suture thread is fixed; and an engage portion supported by one of the first grasping member and the second grasping member so as to protrude from a distal end of at least one of the first grasping member and the second grasping member and having an engaging-surface capable of engaging the suture thread.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160038010

Main body apparatus of endoscope and endoscope system

A main body apparatus includes a first detection fiber that transmits light received by an endoscope; a first beam splitter that divides the light transmitted by the first detection fiber into a first optical path and a second optical path, and can guide the light; a second detection fiber that is a detection fiber different from the first detection fiber, and that transmits light received by the endoscope; a second beam splitter that reflects the light transmitted by the second detection fiber into a third optical path oriented in the same direction as the first optical path, and can guide the light; a photodetector that can detect light intensities of the light from the first optical path and the third optical path; and an auxiliary image pickup device that can receive the light from the second optical path.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160038004

Endoscope apparatus and method for operating endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information about a distance between a specific part and a treatment tool, a degree-of-relation acquisition section that acquires a degree of relation between the specific part and the treatment tool based on at least one of specific part information and treatment tool information, and the distance information, a notification processing section that performs a notification process based on the degree of relation, a treatment tool information acquisition section that acquires performance information about the treatment tool as the treatment tool information, the performance information relating to an incision capability of the treatment tool, and an incision capability acquisition section that acquires information about the incision capability of the treatment tool based on the performance information about the treatment tool. The degree-of-relation acquisition section increases the degree of relation as the incision capability of the treatment tool increases.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160038003

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a bending operation section that performs pulling and loosening operation of a traction member for bending driving and performs bending operation of the entire of a bending portion, a first traction member for bending fixing configured by a tubular member and inserted through an insertion section in a state where the traction member for bending driving is disposed on an inside of the tubular member; a first operation section for bending fixing that performs pulling/loosening operation of the first traction member for bending fixing and operates fixing or release of the entire of the bending portion, a second traction member for bending fixing connected to the bending portion and inserted through the insertion section; and a second operation section for bending fixing that performs pulling/loosening operation of the second traction member for bending fixing and operates fixing or release of a part of the bending portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160038000

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an insertion portion that includes a distal end portion in which an image sensor and a laser diode are disposed, a bending portion, and a flexible portion, the image sensor outputting an image pickup signal, the laser diode converting the image pickup signal into an optical signal; an operation portion; an universal cord; a connector; an optical fiber that is inserted through the insertion portion and transmits the optical signal; and a stress relief portion that changes an effective length l1 of the optical fiber in accordance with a stress applied to the optical fiber, the effective length being a length of the optical fiber along an insertion direction thereof.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160037999

Light source apparatus

A light source apparatus includes: a control section that acquires information relating to a ratio of a light amount value for light with second wavelength band to a light amount value for light with first wavelength band, obtains a light amount value for the light with the first wavelength band so that an observation image has a predetermined brightness, and, from the information relating to the ratio, determines a light amount value for the light with the second wavelength band, and generates light adjustment information for making first and second semiconductor light sources emit light with the light amount value for the light with the first wavelength band and the light amount value for the light with the second wavelength band; and a drive section that, based on the light adjustment information generated by the control section, drives the first and second semiconductor light sources.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037083

Imaging apparatus and control method thereof

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a peak image generating unit, a background image generating unit, a composing unit, and a display unit. The imaging unit images a subject to acquire raw data. ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037079

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes: an optics system that forms an optical image of a subject on an imaging surface; a variable magnification lens that is part of the optics system, that is provided to be movable in a direction of an optical axis of the optics system, and that enlarges or reduces the optical image formed on the imaging surface in association with a movement of the variable magnification lens; a position detection unit that detects a position of the variable magnification lens in the direction of the optical axis; a storage unit that stores output characteristic information about a characteristic of an output of the position detection unit according to a position of the variable magnification lens in the direction of the optical axis; and a driving control unit that performs a control for moving the variable magnification lens on the basis of the output characteristic information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037074

Characteristic image display apparatus

A characteristic image display apparatus includes a characteristics extraction unit that divides a captured image into a plurality of blocks and extracts a characteristic color from each block, a band-like image creation unit that creates a band-like image that is obtained by arranging in a line small single-color images based on characteristic colors of blocks of the captured image, and a display control unit that displays a band-like image sequence that is obtained by arranging the plurality of created band-like images.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037029

Image pickup apparatus and electronic endoscope

An image pickup apparatus includes a laminated substrate on which a plurality of electronic components configuring a driving circuit of a solid-state image pickup device are mounted and in which a plurality of conductor layers and a plurality of vias are formed, electronic component connection lands provided on a surface of the laminated substrate, any one of the plurality of electronic components being electrically connected to the electronic component connection lands, and a cable connection land provided on the surface of the laminated substrate, a plurality of signal cables being electrically connected to the cable connection land. At least one of the plurality of electronic components is embedded in a position superimposed on the electronic component connection lands or the cable connection land on an inside of the laminated substrate.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160036914

Information communication apparatus, information communication method and program storage medium

The invention provides an information communication apparatus that discloses, on a network channel, an electronic file in a public region provided in a connected storage apparatus, causes the network channel to operate when the public region is accessible or stops the network channel when the public region is inaccessible and stops the network channel when the storage apparatus is connected for the first time irrespective of whether or not the public region is accessible.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160036423

Interpolation apparatus for encoder, controlling method of interpolation apparatus for encoder, non-transitory storage medium storing controlling program of interpolation apparatus for encoder and encoder

An ad converter acquires first and second input values. A first multiplication unit multiplies a first tangent value, which is based on a first boundary angle based on a phase range of a reference value, by the reference value to calculate a first threshold value. ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160035106

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

An image processing apparatus which reduces an operation amount while maintaining accuracy in detecting a motion vector, includes a contrast value calculating circuit calculating a contrast value for each processing region including a pixel of interest at a center in a standard image which is one of input images, a bit length determining circuit determining a bit length for calculating a motion vector for the pixel of interest among the images to be smaller than a bit length when the contrast value is calculated, a quantization circuit converting a bit length of the processing region and a region corresponding to at least the processing region among the images to be the bit length determined by the bit length determining circuit, and a motion vector calculating circuit calculating a motion vector for the pixel of interest among the images in the processing region for which the bit length is converted.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160034787

Detection device, learning device, detection method, learning method, and information storage device

A detection device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an image that has been captured by an imaging section, and includes an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information about the distance from the imaging section to the object, a feature quantity calculation section that calculates a feature quantity from the image, a learning feature quantity storage section that stores a learning feature quantity calculated by a learning process corresponding to each of a plurality of distance ranges that are set corresponding to the distance from the imaging section to the object, and a detection section that determines a distance range that corresponds to the feature quantity based on the distance information, and detects the target area based on the learning feature quantity that corresponds to the determined distance range, and the feature quantity calculated by the feature quantity calculation section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160033749

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same

A zoom lens comprising in order from an object side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rearmost lens unit having a negative refractive power, and the rearmost lens unit is positioned nearest to an image in the plurality of lens units, and at the time of zooming, distances between the lens units in the plurality of lens units change. Moreover, an image pickup apparatus includes the zoom lens, and an image pickup element having an image pickup surface.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160030124

Surgical tool holding device, endoscope, and medical system

A surgical tool holding device that holds a plurality of surgical tools includes: a flexible insertion section having a distal end and a proximal end and configured such that a surgical tool channel into which the plurality of surgical tools are inserted is formed; a driving section configured to advance and retract each of the plurality of surgical tools inside the surgical tool channel; an operating section configured to manipulate the plurality of surgical tools; and a controller configured to control an amount of protrusion of the surgical tool protruding from a distal end of the surgical tool channel, from the surgical tool channel.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160030121

Manipulator

The invention provides an easy-to-manipulate manipulator comprising a manipulating part, a manual joint part that is driven directly by displacement of the manipulating part, a detection unit for detecting an amount of displacement of the manipulating part, a device that moves depending on the amount of displacement detected at the detection unit, an electric joint part that is driven by the device, and a selection portion for selectively determining whether the electric joint part is driven or not.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160030120

Manipulator

The invention has for its object to provide a manipulator wherein the size of a curved portion is reduced and the internal architecture of the curve portion is simplified. The manipulator 100 comprises an insert part that is capable of being inserted into the body cavity, a movable part that is located at a distal end of the insert part and movable in any direction, a drive unit that is provided on a proximal-end side of the insert part, a first elongated member that is connected to the drive unit and located in the insert part, and displaces in response to operation of the drive unit, a second elongated member that is different from the first elongated member and has a distal end connected to the movable part, and a deceleration mechanism that urges displacement of the second elongated member in association with displacement of the first elongated member, and makes a second amount of displacement of the second elongated member smaller than a first amount of displacement of the first elongated member.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160030071

Treatment device and treatment system

A treatment device which applies energy to a biological tissue to treat the biological tissue, includes: an interlocking mechanism that regulates at least one of a closing time until first and second jaws reach a closed state from an opened state when one operation is input into an operating body for a handle, and a unit closing amount from the opened state toward the closed state, interlocks at least one of the first and second jaws with the operating body, and is interposed between the operating body and the handle; and an elastic member that is disposed in the interlocking mechanism, couples the operating body with the handle, pulls the operating body toward the handle at a constant load or a constant pressure, and regulates the closing time until the closed state is reached from the opened state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160030069

Lithotripter with improved sterilization time

An apparatus and method are presented for a lithotripter comprising a handle, a driver resource contained within the handle, a probe housed within the handle, an extension which may be the probe, a shielding insert, or a removable passageway which extends through a central lumen of the driver resource and protects the central lumen from surgical debris when in use and as a result reduces time required to perform sterilization. Sealing means may be provided to connect the probe into the handle, including a ferrule, collet, split collet, screw connection, o-rings, or a combination thereof to further limit debris entering the central lumen of the handle. ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160029879

Image pickup unit for endoscope

An image pickup unit for an endoscope includes: an image pickup device including a plurality of connection terminal portions arrayed on a back face that is a surface opposite to a light-receiving surface; a planar rigid printed wiring board including a substrate connection portion and an electric cable connection portion; a flexible printed wiring board including a fixation portion connected to the image pickup device and the rigid printed wiring board, an extension portion extending from an outer periphery of the fixation portion, and a flexed portion provided at a boundary between the fixation portion and the extension portion; an electric cable connected to the electric cable connection portion of the rigid printed wiring board; and an electronic component mounted on the extension portion of the flexible printed wiring board.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160029875

Treatment tool for endoscope

A treatment tool for an endoscope includes: a distal end member attached to a distal end of an endoscope; a treatment part; a tube that is arranged in an axis direction of the endoscope and has a lumen formed therein; an insertion part that is inserted into the lumen and has a distal end to which the treatment part is fixed; a connecting member that connects the tube and the distal end member; a first pivot that couples the connecting member and the tube; and a second pivot that couples the connecting member and the distal end member. The second pivot is provided at a position at which the connecting member is capable of rotating such that the first pivot is moved from a position at a proximal end side relative to the second pivot to a position at a distal end side.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160029874

Endoscope

An endoscope which is configured to be connected to an external processing device includes: an insertion part; a distal end part including an imaging unit configured to generate image information and an e/o converter configured to convert the image information into an optical signal and to output the converted optical signal; a connector part including an o/e converter configured to convert the optical signal into an electric signal, a first output unit configured to convert the electric signal into serial data and to output the converted serial data to the processing device, a second output unit configured to convert the electric signal into an optical signal and to output the converted optical signal to the processing device, and a selector configured to select one of the first output unit and the second output unit; and an optical fiber connecting the e/o converter to the o/e converter.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160029011

Endoscopic system to display three-dimensional picture

A picture switch is performed to select a right picture and a left picture, a right picture and a right picture, or a left picture and a left picture without changing the kind and format of a video signal before and after a switch of a 2d picture and a 3d picture of an endoscopic system, and a picture shift is performed to horizontally shift the right picture and the left picture, and the pictures are then output to a monitor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160028958

Imaging apparatus and image blur correction method

An imaging apparatus includes a follow shot control unit and a blur correction unit. The follow shot control unit calculates a panning angular velocity and a tilting angular velocity based on a first or second angular velocity for an image pickup device on the basis of magnitude correlation between the first and second angular velocities for image pickup device and on the basis of an inclination angle immediately before exposure and a ratio between the first and second angular velocities, when a state is a following shot state. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160028955

Camera and camera control method

A camera according to the present invention, which is capable of continuous shooting before and after a still image shot according to photographer's operation, comprises: an imaging section converting an object image into image data; a still image shooting section obtaining image data of the still image according to release operation; a continuous shooting section obtaining the image data by continuous shooting before and after the obtaining of the still image in the still image shooting section; an image processing section performing image processing which is different from that of the image data obtained by the still image shooting section and changed sequentially, on the image data obtained by the continuous shooting section; and a recording section recording the image data image-processed by the image processing section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160028926

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: a solid-state imaging element including a light receiving surface on a front face thereof; a circuit board arranged on a rear face side of the solid-state imaging element, the circuit board including a wiring pattern a part of which is exposed on a distal end side of the circuit board, the distal end side facing the solid-state imaging element; a first heat dissipation member arranged between the solid-state imaging element and the exposed part of the wiring pattern, the first heat dissipation member being in contact with the rear face of the solid-state imaging element and the exposed part of the wiring pattern; and a cable electrically connected to the wiring pattern. A width of the exposed part of the wiring pattern in contact with the first heat dissipation member is wider than that of the wiring pattern at a central part of the circuit board.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160026900

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

An image processing device includes an input reception section that receives a learning image and a correct answer label, a processing section that performs a process that generates classifier data and a processing target image, and a storage section. The processing section generates the processing target image that is the entirety or part of the learning image, calculates a feature quantity of the processing target image, generates the classifier data based on training data that is a set of the feature quantity and the correct answer label assigned to the learning image that corresponds to the feature quantity, generates an image group based on the learning image or the processing target image, classifies each image of the image group using the classifier data to calculate a classification score of each image, and regenerates the processing target image based on the classification score and the image group.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160025970

Image-forming optical system, illumination apparatus, and observation apparatus

An image-forming optical system includes a plurality of image-forming lenses that form a final image and at least one intermediate image; a first phase modulator that is disposed closer to an object side than any one of the intermediate images formed by the image-forming lenses and that applies a spatial disturbance to a wavefront of light coming from the object; and a second phase modulator that is disposed at a position that sandwiches at least one of the intermediate images with the first phase modulator and that cancels out the spatial disturbance applied to the wavefront of the light coming from the object by the first phase modulator.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160025966

Optical scanning apparatus

An optical scanning apparatus, including: an optical fiber (11); a holding unit (29) for holding an emission end (11a) of the optical fiber (11) in an oscillatable manner; and a driving unit (28a to 28d) for driving the emission end (11a), in which the holding unit (29) has a holding structure that is different between the vibration direction caused by the driving unit (28a to 28d)/a direction orthogonal to the vibration direction, and other directions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160025959

Sample observation method and sample observation device

A sample observation method includes an acquisition of for acquiring an electronic image of a sample, and a subtraction step of subtracting a dc component from a signal of the electronic image, and the acquisition step is performed in a state of bright-field observation, the electronic image at the subtraction step is an image acquired in a first predetermined state, and in the first predetermined state, at least a position of the sample and a in-focus position of an image forming optical system are different. A sample observation device includes a light source, an illumination optical system, an image forming optical system, an image-pickup device, and an image processing device, and the illumination optical system is disposed so as to irradiate a sample with illumination light from the light source, the image forming optical system is disposed so that light from the sample is incident thereon and an optical image of the sample is formed, the image-pickup device is disposed at a position of the optical image, and the image processing device is configured to implement the aforementioned sample observation method.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160025770

Scanning probe microscope and scanning probe microscopy

A scanning probe microscope includes a vibration unit to vibrate the cantilever on the basis of a vibration signal, a displacement detection unit to output a displacement signal indicating the displacement of the cantilever, a phase adjustment unit to provide a phase offset to a phase difference between the vibration signal and displacement signal, a phase signal generating unit to generate a phase signal including information regarding the phase difference and phase offset, and a control unit to control the distance between the probe and sample on the basis of the phase signal. The phase adjustment unit combines a first phase amount that cancels an initial phase difference exiting in a condition where the probe and sample are out of contact, with a second phase amount equal to or more than (0 [rad]) and less than or equal to (π/2 [rad]) and provides a combined amount to the phase difference.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160025686

Method and system of consolidating multiple phased array instruments

A non-destructive testing and inspection (ndt/ndi) system and method operable to conduct an ultrasonic scanning test on a test object that synchronizes and merges the apertures of two or more ndt sub-instruments in frequency and phase. Disclosed are a method of using a phased lock loop (pll) as a synchronizing clock/trigger generator, and also a method of using a general positioning clock (gps) and a pulse per second (pps) output. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160025620

Optical compositional analysis of mixtures

Systems for calculating regression coefficients for estimating amounts of components in a mixture of components may comprise: a unit for supplying input optical measurements of a reference mixture, a unit for supplying learning optical measurements of the mixture, a unit for calculating component amounts from the learning measurements, a unit for obtaining the input measurements and the component amounts and calculating learned regression coefficients over the input measurements and the component amounts, and a unit for storing the coefficients, wherein the learning measurements are characterized by one or more of (1) having more bands than those of the input measurements and (2) being narrowband measurements. Furthermore, systems for estimating component amounts of a mixture may comprise a unit for obtaining the input optical measurements and the learned regression coefficients, applying a regression function using the learned regression coefficients to the input optical measurements, and estimating component amounts of the mixture.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160025299

Illumination optical system, illumination apparatus, and illumination optical element

An illumination optical system includes an illumination optical element that irradiates a predetermined area of an illumination target surface with light in a planar manner. The illumination optical element has an optical surface directed toward the illumination target surface. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160023319

Lens processing apparatus and method for lens processing

A method for lens processing includes the steps of: holding an optical member as a processing target such that an optical axis of the optical member is orthogonal to a central axis of a ring-shaped grinding tool; and grinding the optical member by causing the optical member to abut on an end face of the grinding tool while rotating at least the grinding tool around the central axis. The grinding of the optical member includes causing at least one of the optical member and the grinding tool to move relatively to the other along the optical axis while rotating only the grinding tool to grind a part of an outer periphery of the optical member in a planar shape.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160022313

Puncture needle

A puncture needle including: an elongated approximately-linear main body; a distal end portion that is located at a distal end of the main body and that has a blade surface formed of a distal end surface which is formed inclined with respect to a longitudinal direction; and a bending portion that is provided between the main body and the distal end portion to connect the main body to the distal end portion and that can be passively bent in response to an external force. The distal end portion functions as a bending-direction control portion for setting a bending direction of the bending portion to a direction in which the blade surface is made to face toward an inner side of a bent shape.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160022127

Cleaning auxiliary tool

A separator unit is a cleaning auxiliary tool to be inserted into an air/water feeding cylinder. The separator unit includes a partition plate for partitioning an air feeding conduit side and a water feeding conduit side, and two elastic members in an air/water feeding cylinder. ... Olympus Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160022117

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

An imaging element includes: a plurality of pixels; first vertical transfer lines; a second vertical transfer line; a reference voltage generator configured to generate a first reference voltage for a column-black reference signal, a second reference voltage for a line-black reference signal and a third reference voltage for phase adjustment; a phase adjusting signal generator configured to output a phase adjusting signal corresponding to the third reference voltage; a first reference signal generator configured to generate a column-black reference signal corresponding to the first reference voltage; a second reference signal generator configured to generate a line-black reference signal corresponding to the second reference voltage; and a timing generator configured to drive the phase adjusting signal generator, the first reference signal generator and the second reference signal generator to transmit the phase adjusting signal, the column-black reference signal and the line-black reference signal, respectively.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160018721

Imaging device, camera system and image processing method

An imaging device includes an optical information acquiring section that acquires optical information of a photographing optical system to form an image in the imaging element, an optical function calculating section that calculates an optical function to determine the correction function based on the optical information, a pixel function calculating section that calculates a pixel function to determine the correction function based on the pixel outputs of pixels positioned around focus detecting pixels, and a correction function selecting section (2172d) that selects the correction function to correct the pixel output to be output from the focus detecting pixels corresponding to current frame, based on the optical function, the pixel function and the optical information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160018625

Electromagnetic actuator

An electromagnetic actuator includes an optical element l which is movable with respect to an optical axial direction, an optical-element holder which holds the optical element, a coil which is installed to enclose the optical element l and the optical-element holder, and a coil holder which holds the coil, wherein at least one of the optical-element holder and the coil holder comprises magnetic material which generates a magnetic flux in a radial direction and the optical element l is disposed at an inner side of the magnetic material.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160018332

Measuring apparatus and fluorescence measuring method

A low-noise fluorescence image and a low-noise luminescence image are acquired even if a luminescent substance having a high luminescence level is used. Provided is a measuring apparatus including an illumination optical system that radiates excitation light coming from an excitation light source onto a specimen a, an image acquisition portion that acquires an image by measuring light generated at the specimen, and an image processing portion that, based on a first image, which is acquired by the image acquisition portion without radiating the excitation light, and a second image, which is acquired by the image acquisition portion while radiating the excitation light, generates a fluorescence image by removing a luminescence component from the second image.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160015446

Electrosurgical handheld instrument with enhanced functionality

Electrosurgical instrument including a handpiece which has a connection side (a) and a treatment side (b), and including a connecting plug which is electrically connected to the connection side (a) of the handpiece and is electrically connectable to a high-frequency generator, wherein the electrosurgical instrument includes a control unit which is designed to actively control the voltage waveform of high-frequency energy which is output on the treatment side (b) of the handpiece.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160015407

Retrieval basket apparatus

An object removal tool including a basket device having a basket section; a sheath on the basket device, where the sheath is adapted to longitudinally slide on the basket device; and a control connected to the basket device and the sheath. The control is configured to longitudinally move the sheath on the basket device to close the basket section on an object.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160015261

Endoscope

An endoscope including: a distal end housing which is provided at a distal end of an endoscope insertion unit; an observation window which is provided at the distal end housing; an imaging part which is provided inside the distal end housing and configured to image an imaging target which is positioned outside the distal end housing through the observation window; an imaging part moving unit which is configured to move the imaging part with respect to the observation window and to change a range of an imaging view field of the imaging part; a cleaning unit configured to clean an outer surface of the observation window; and a synchronizing unit which is configured to synchronize a change operation of a rang of an imaging view field of the imaging part by the imaging part moving unit with a cleaning operation by the cleaning unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160014354

Image processing device, imaging device, and image processing method

An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a plurality of images captured while sequentially shifting the relative positions of a light-receiving plane of an image sensor and an image formed in the light-receiving plane, and an estimation calculation section that estimates a high-resolution image based on the plurality of images, the high-resolution image having a number of pixels larger than that of each of the plurality of images. The estimation calculation section estimates the pixel values of the high-resolution image corresponding to a first color based on the pixel values of the plurality of images corresponding to a second color when the estimation calculation section has determined that the pixel values of the plurality of images corresponding to the first color and the pixel values of the plurality of images corresponding to the second color have a high correlation.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160014343

Specimen observation device

It is possible to readily observe pathology specimens without spending much time and suspected pathology specimens in detail. A specimen observation device comprises an image capturing unit acquiring a partial image representing at least a part of one of multiple pathology specimens mounted on an accommodating section and a whole image of the multiple pathology specimens mounted on the accommodating section; an input unit inputting identification information of the accommodating section; a display unit displaying an enlarged version of the partial image acquired by the image capturing unit); an image designating unit designating the partial image displayed on the display unit; and a storage unit storing the identification information input via the input unit and a position of the partial image designated via the image designating unit in relation to the whole image such that the position and the identification information are associated with the whole image.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160014328

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, 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 the object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from an imaging section to the object when the imaging section captured the captured image, an in-focus determination section that determines whether or not the object is in focus within a pixel or an area within the captured image based on the distance information, a classification section that performs a classification process that classifies the structure of the object, and controls the target of the classification process corresponding to the results of the determination as to whether or not the object is in focus within the pixel or the area, and an enhancement processing section that performs an enhancement process on the captured image based on the results of the classification process.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160012912

Sampling circuit

Sampling is continuously performed at high speed with a simple sampling circuit including a polarity switcher to invert or non-invert the polarity of an input signal; an integrating circuit to integrate the signal output from the polarity switcher to output integrated values corresponding to the amount of charge stored in a capacitor; a computing section configured to compute a sampling value every sampling period in such a manner that a difference between one of the integrated values output from the integrating circuit at the start of the sampling period and another one of the integrated values output from the integrating circuit at the end of the sampling period is multiplied by a sign corresponding to the polarity set by the polarity switcher; and a control section configured to control the polarity switcher to alternately invert the polarity of the input signal every sampling period in synchronization with a sampling cycle.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160011230