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Microscopy system, microscopy method, and computer readable recording medium

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

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

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

Display control system and display control method

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

Optical unit and endoscope

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

Bend information computation apparatus

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

Assembly fabrication and modification of elasticity in materials

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

Optical device production apparatus and optical device production method

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

Ureteral stent

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

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

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

Energy treatment instrument

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

Integrated suction and cooling of angled burr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180270412

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180267389

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180267291

Endoscope system

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

09/20/18 / #20180267285

Observation device

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

09/20/18 / #20180267279

Variable magnification optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same

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

09/20/18 / #20180266813

Curvature sensor

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

09/20/18 / #20180266812

Curvature sensor

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

09/20/18 / #20180266402

Variable-stiffness actuator

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

09/20/18 / #20180263715

Centralized control apparatus

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

09/20/18 / #20180263705

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180263686

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180263682

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180263681

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180263650

Connection structure and connection method

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

09/20/18 / #20180263644

Instrument with a controlled jaw movement

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

09/20/18 / #20180263643

Feedback dependent lithotripsy energy delivery

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

09/20/18 / #20180263479

Endoscope system and image acquisition method

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

09/20/18 / #20180263474

Imaging device, endoscope apparatus, and imaging method

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

09/20/18 / #20180263473

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

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

09/20/18 / #20180263471

Endoscope camera head

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

09/20/18 / #20180263470

Endoscope and endoscopic system

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

09/20/18 / #20180263469

Endoscope system

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

09/20/18 / #20180263468

Variable-stiffness actuator

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

09/20/18 / #20180263467

Flexible tube insertion apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180255258

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180255251

Image pickup apparatus and image processing method

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

09/06/18 / #20180255232

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180255226

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180252910

Optical fiber scanner, illumination device, and observation device

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

09/06/18 / #20180252648

Observation device

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

09/06/18 / #20180250092

Medical observation apparatus and control method

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

09/06/18 / #20180250061

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

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

09/06/18 / #20180249900

Endoscope apparatus

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

09/06/18 / #20180249899

Treatment instrument insertion tool

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

09/06/18 / #20180249896

Cable connection structure, imaging module, and endoscope

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

09/06/18 / #20180249892

Endoscope system

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

08/23/18 / #20180242013

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180238906

Method for evaluating the possibility of suffering from pancreatic disease

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

08/23/18 / #20180238793

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

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

08/23/18 / #20180235721

Medical observation apparatus and medical observation system

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

08/23/18 / #20180235716

Insertion unit support system

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

08/23/18 / #20180235688

High-frequency tool for medical resectoscopes

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

08/23/18 / #20180235589

Force transmission mechanism for medical device and medical device

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

08/23/18 / #20180235570

Photoacoustic wave detection device and endoscope system including the same

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

08/23/18 / #20180235452

Light adjustment apparatus and optical equipment mounting light adjustment apparatus thereon

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

08/23/18 / #20180235451

Endoscope apparatus

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

08/23/18 / #20180235450

Imaging device and endoscope system

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

08/23/18 / #20180235442

Medical wire and medical equipment

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

08/23/18 / #20180235440

Insertion device

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

08/23/18 / #20180235436

Optical system and endoscope system

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

08/16/18 / #20180235089

Wiring board and manufacturing method of wiring board

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

08/16/18 / #20180234650

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

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

08/16/18 / #20180234646

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

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

08/16/18 / #20180232911

Image processing apparatus and endoscopic system

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

08/16/18 / #20180231756

Microscope device, microscope system, and illumination device

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

08/16/18 / #20180231508

Ultrasonic inspection configuration with beam overlap verification

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

08/16/18 / #20180229525

Printing method, resin molded product, and medical device

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

08/16/18 / #20180228551

Blade positioning device

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

08/16/18 / #20180228357

Endoscope system and endoscope

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

08/16/18 / #20180228355

Endoscope apparatus

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

08/16/18 / #20180228354

Light source device for endoscope and endoscope system

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

08/16/18 / #20180228353

Endoscope illumination device

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

08/16/18 / #20180228352

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

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

08/16/18 / #20180228348

Endoscope cover, endoscope, cover unit, and endoscope unit

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

08/09/18 / #20180227530

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

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

08/09/18 / #20180227476

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

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

08/09/18 / #20180227469

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

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

08/09/18 / #20180226441

Solid state imaging device

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

08/09/18 / #20180225839

Information acquisition apparatus

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

08/09/18 / #20180225810

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

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

08/09/18 / #20180224648

Microscope device

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

08/09/18 / #20180224645

Illumination device and microscope device

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

08/09/18 / #20180224269

Shape calculating apparatus

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

08/09/18 / #20180224037

Connection structure, flexible tube and connection method

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

08/09/18 / #20180222784

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

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

08/09/18 / #20180221599

Surgical apparatus and smoke discharging system

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

08/09/18 / #20180221106

Protective cover and medical observation apparatus

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

08/09/18 / #20180220881

Imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

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

08/09/18 / #20180220880

Image sensor, endoscope, and endoscope system

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

08/09/18 / #20180220879

Imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

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

08/09/18 / #20180220875

Connection body

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

08/09/18 / #20180220873

Endoscope system

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

08/09/18 / #20180220872

Medical information recording device

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

08/02/18 / #20180220051

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

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

08/02/18 / #20180219041

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

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

08/02/18 / #20180218808

Electrosurgical device power cable

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

08/02/18 / #20180218755

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

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

08/02/18 / #20180218233

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

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

08/02/18 / #20180217369

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

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

08/02/18 / #20180217356

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

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

08/02/18 / #20180217099

Virtual channels for eddy current array probes

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

08/02/18 / #20180214197

Circulation smoke discharging system

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

08/02/18 / #20180214006

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

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

07/26/18 / #20180213203

Image acquisition system

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

07/26/18 / #20180213148

Information acquisition apparatus

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

07/26/18 / #20180210285

Imaging device

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

07/26/18 / #20180210186

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

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

07/26/18 / #20180210179

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same

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

07/26/18 / #20180210080

Ultrasound observation apparatus

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

07/26/18 / #20180206905

Multifunctional medical device

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

07/26/18 / #20180206879

Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic probe unit for arthroscopic surgery

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

07/19/18 / #20180205887

Drive device and method for controlling the drive device

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

07/19/18 / #20180205862

Drive device and method for controlling the drive device

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

07/19/18 / #20180204047

Observation system

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

07/19/18 / #20180200017

Medical observation apparatus and medical observation system

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

07/19/18 / #20180200000

Shape calculating apparatus

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

07/19/18 / #20180199987

Treatment system and treatment tool

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

07/19/18 / #20180199985

Forceps with active jaw entrapment of tissue

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

07/19/18 / #20180199956

Treatment method

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

07/19/18 / #20180199935

Ligation device

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

07/19/18 / #20180199805

Endoscope apparatus and video processor

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

07/19/18 / #20180199803

Endoscope apparatus

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

07/19/18 / #20180199802

Endoscope system

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

07/19/18 / #20180199801

Endoscope apparatus

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

07/19/18 / #20180199800

Capsule endoscope system

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

07/19/18 / #20180199798

Optical scanning observation system

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

07/12/18 / #20180199018

Imaging device and endoscope device

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

07/12/18 / #20180199003

Endoscope apparatus

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

07/12/18 / #20180198983

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

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

07/12/18 / #20180198410

Controlled muting and power ramping of a voltage-controlled oscillator

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

07/12/18 / #20180197306

Measuring device and operating method of measuring device

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

07/12/18 / #20180196248

Microscope system

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

07/12/18 / #20180195963

Microscope and microscope observation method

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

07/12/18 / #20180193830

Biopsy sample container

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

07/12/18 / #20180193103

Medical system

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

07/12/18 / #20180193102

Medical system and operation method therefor

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

07/12/18 / #20180193081

Medical device and medical system

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

07/12/18 / #20180193022

Clip unit

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

07/12/18 / #20180192863

Method for observing the paranasal sinus

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

07/12/18 / #20180192862

Antifogging device, endoscope device and method of manufacturing antifogging device

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

07/12/18 / #20180192858

Oblong endoscope sheath

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

07/12/18 / #20180192855

Insertion assist system and insertion instrument

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

07/05/18 / #20180191976

Image sensor and imaging device

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

07/05/18 / #20180191926

Optical scanning apparatus and method of controlling optical scanning apparatus

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

07/05/18 / #20180191360

Tuned offset phase-locked loop transmitter

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

07/05/18 / #20180188520

Microscope parameter setting method and observation method

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

07/05/18 / #20180188518

Laser microscope apparatus including photodetector having a plurality of detection elements

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

07/05/18 / #20180185089

Energy treatment instrument, treatment system, and controller

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

07/05/18 / #20180185054

Ultrasonic surgical system

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

07/05/18 / #20180185053

Surgical system

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

07/05/18 / #20180185042

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

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

07/05/18 / #20180185004

Endoscope connector

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

07/05/18 / #20180184886

Endoscope sheath and endoscope system

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

07/05/18 / #20180184885

Sheath for an endoscope

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

07/05/18 / #20180184884

Flexible tube insertion apparatus and method of operating thereof

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

07/05/18 / #20180184881

Endoscope processor

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

06/28/18 / #20180184055

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180184026

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180182486

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180180869

Optical module and endoscope

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

06/28/18 / #20180180868

Optical system of a stereo video endoscope

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

06/28/18 / #20180180867

Microscope and setting support method

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

06/28/18 / #20180180578

Ultrasonic tfm with calculated angle beams

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

06/28/18 / #20180179487

Observation apparatus

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

06/28/18 / #20180179483

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180177544

Energy treatment instrument, treatment system, and controller

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

06/28/18 / #20180177384

Optical adapter for endoscope and endoscope apparatus

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

06/28/18 / #20180177382

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180176455

Focus detection apparatus and focus detection method

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

06/21/18 / #20180176454

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180176453

Focus adjustment device and focus adjustment method

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

06/21/18 / #20180174978

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

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

06/21/18 / #20180172975

Microscope device, storage medium and observation method

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

06/21/18 / #20180169867

Manipulator system

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

06/21/18 / #20180168767

Surgical microscope device and surgical microscope system

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

06/21/18 / #20180168669

Scanning ureteroscope for maximizing efficiency in laser lithotripsy

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

06/21/18 / #20180168571

Suture member

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

06/21/18 / #20180168570

Suture body and suture system

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

06/21/18 / #20180168541

Ultrasound endoscope

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

06/21/18 / #20180168436

Endoscope

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

06/14/18 / #20180168046

Endoscope, electronic unit and method for manufacturing electronic unit

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

06/14/18 / #20180167575

Solid-state imaging device

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

06/14/18 / #20180167569

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180167561

Detection device and microscope system

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

06/14/18 / #20180166492

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

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

06/14/18 / #20180164582

Endoscope optical adapter and endoscope

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

06/14/18 / #20180164570

Microscope device, storage medium and observation method

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

06/14/18 / #20180164569

Microplate and microscope system

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

06/14/18 / #20180164563

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180161142

Pulmonary nodule access devices and methods of using the same

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

06/14/18 / #20180161094

Fibroid ablation positioning device and methods

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

06/14/18 / #20180161063

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

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

06/14/18 / #20180161062

Treatment tool

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

06/14/18 / #20180160882

Shape detection device

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

06/07/18 / #20180158576

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

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

06/07/18 / #20180158450

Speech recognition apparatus and speech recognition method

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

06/07/18 / #20180158223

Endoscope system and endoscope image generation method

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

06/07/18 / #20180158183

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

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

06/07/18 / #20180157152

Image pickup system, image pickup apparatus, and interchangeable lens

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

06/07/18 / #20180153576

Medical instrument and manufacturing method of covering for metallic component

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

06/07/18 / #20180153569

Forceps-type treatment instrument

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

06/07/18 / #20180153539

Suturing device

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

06/07/18 / #20180153536

Treatment instrument for endoscope

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

06/07/18 / #20180153482

Medical monitoring apparatus

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

06/07/18 / #20180153382

Optical scanning endoscope and optical fiber scanning apparatus

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

06/07/18 / #20180153377

Endoscope

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

06/07/18 / #20180153374

Signal transmission circuit and endoscope system

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

05/31/18 / #20180152651

Image capturing apparatus

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

05/31/18 / #20180152644

Solid-state imaging device

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

05/31/18 / #20180152621

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

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

05/31/18 / #20180152620

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

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

05/31/18 / #20180152619

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

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

05/31/18 / #20180152612

Imaging device, control method thereof, and recording medium

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

05/31/18 / #20180150675

Processing device, processing method, and information storage device

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

05/31/18 / #20180149850

Microscope illumination device and microscope

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

05/31/18 / #20180149849

Fluorescence observation unit and fluorescence observation apparatus

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

05/31/18 / #20180149562

Specimen staining system

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

05/31/18 / #20180146972

Device for axial attachment and radial detachment of disposable blades

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

05/31/18 / #20180146958

Tissue collecting tool and tissue collecting system

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

05/31/18 / #20180146951

Ultrasonic transducer and ultrasonic probe

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

05/31/18 / #20180146847

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

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

05/31/18 / #20180146845

Marking method and resecting method

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

05/24/18 / #20180146152

Imaging device and endoscope system

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

05/24/18 / #20180146140

Imaging device, imaging method, and recording medium

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

05/24/18 / #20180146131

Focusing device, camera system, and focusing method

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

05/24/18 / #20180144453

Medical signal processing apparatus and medical observation system

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

05/24/18 / #20180144443

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180143399

Imaging apparatus and position detection method

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

05/24/18 / #20180143396

Lens drive device and lens drive method

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

05/24/18 / #20180143220

Atomic force microscope and control method of the same

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

05/24/18 / #20180143161

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180140872

Ultrasonic treatment apparatus and ultrasonic treatment assembly

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

05/24/18 / #20180140812

Treatment tool for endoscope

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

05/24/18 / #20180140350

Treatment instrument

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

05/24/18 / #20180140346

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180140320

Medical device

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

05/24/18 / #20180140294

Suture device

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

05/24/18 / #20180140275

Ultrasonic probe

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

05/24/18 / #20180140254

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180140231

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180140202

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180140193

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180140192

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180140174

Blood-vessel recognition system

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

05/24/18 / #20180140173

Imaging system and endoscope system

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

05/24/18 / #20180140171

Cover removal tool for endoscope

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

05/24/18 / #20180140169

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180140168

Manipulator, medical system, and medical system control method

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

05/17/18 / #20180139792

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180139395

Image pickup system, image processing method, and recording medium

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

05/17/18 / #20180137619

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180136456

Endoscope system

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

05/17/18 / #20180136455

Optical scanning method and optical scanning apparatus

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

05/17/18 / #20180136454

Light source apparatus

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

05/17/18 / #20180136445

Microscope

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

05/17/18 / #20180136439

Converter lens device and photographing system including the same

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

05/17/18 / #20180136253

Cantilever

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

05/17/18 / #20180132992

Ureteral stent with anti-migration features

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

05/17/18 / #20180132889

Heat pipe cooled burr including surgical instruments embodying same

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

05/17/18 / #20180132820

Ultrasound transducer module and ultrasound endoscope

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

05/17/18 / #20180132705

Medical tube and medical system

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

05/17/18 / #20180132704

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

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

05/17/18 / #20180132699

Endoscope system

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

05/10/18 / #20180131856

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180131823

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180131800

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180130187

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180129914

Image recognition device and image recognition method

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

05/10/18 / #20180129033

Optical-scanning observation device

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

05/10/18 / #20180129032

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180129014

Shooting apparatus and focusing method

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

05/10/18 / #20180128684

Dye measurement device and dye measurement method

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

05/10/18 / #20180128681

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180125599

Inline pressure transducer

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

05/10/18 / #20180125595

Manipulator

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

05/10/18 / #20180125562

Resistively heated electrosurgical device

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

05/10/18 / #20180125478

Pushing tool, tissue-suturing system and method of suturing a hollow organ

A pushing tool of the present invention includes a tissue pushing part having a shaft portion that is formed in a rod-shape, a linear portion including a pressing portion that is connected to the shaft portion and extends in a longitudinal direction, and a stopper maintaining an angle between the shaft portion and the linear portion at a desired angle when the pressing portion is closely pressed against an outer surface of a hollow organ.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125457

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

An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a b-mode image generation unit; a region selection information input unit; a region-of-interest setting unit configured to set a region of interest of an ultrasound image to be subjected to processing suitable for an operation mode selected, in accordance with the input, from a plurality of operation modes for detecting a selected one of a plurality of pieces of characteristic biological information, by calculation using a region-of-interest setting method previously associated with the operation mode, based on a desired region selected in the region selection information; and a mode image composition unit configured to generate a mode composite image in which an operation mode image presented in two dimensions additional information obtained by performing processing suitable for the operation mode selected in accordance with the input on the region of interest is superimposed on a b-mode image generated by the b-mode image generation unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125341

Solid-state imaging device and endoscope system

The solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer, an electrode, a wiring layer, a plurality of filters, an input terminal, and a voltage generation circuit. The voltage generation circuit generates a first voltage and a second voltage. ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125335

Imaging unit, imaging module, and endoscope

An imaging unit includes: an optical system; a semiconductor package including an image sensor, and a connection electrode formed on a back surface; a cable; an electronic component; and a multi-layer substrate having a rectangular plate shape and including: a first electrode and a second electrode arranged side-by-side with each other on a front surface, the semiconductor package being mounted on the first electrode, and the cable being connected to the second electrode; and a third electrode on a back surface, the electronic component being mounted on the third electrode. The multi-layer substrate includes walls on at least two opposing sides of the back surface, and the semiconductor package is disposed such that a light receiving surface of the image sensor is arranged horizontally with respect to the multi-layer substrate.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125334

Method of manufacturing endoscope and endoscope

A method of manufacturing an endoscope includes: dividing some of signal lines into bundle portions; notching a part of a tube to form one or a plurality of notch portions; cutting at least one end portion of the tube in a state where the tube is folded with each notch portion to produce a first heat-shrinkable tube having cylindrical portions with aligned end portions in longitudinal directions of the cylindrical portions; inserting the divided bundle portions into the cylindrical portions of the first heat-shrinkable tube, respectively; inserting the signal lines into a second heat-shrinkable tube; heating at least an overlapping portion in a state where the first and second heat-shrinkable tubes partially overlap each other to cause heat shrinkage; inserting the signal cable and the channel into a tubular portion; and connecting the tubular portion to a distal end constituting portion to form the insertion portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124347

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

05/03/18 / #20180124297

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to generate an image at each of predetermined timings, wherein an exposure time is used at each of predetermined timings. The imaging apparatus includes at least one circuit which divides, according to whether or not a specific photography situation occurs, the exposure time, into a plurality of exposure times including a first exposure time for acquiring still image and a second exposure time for acquiring movie; and generates a still image, based on an image generated by photography with the first exposure time, and generates a movie frame constituting a movie, by using an image generated by photography with the second exposure time.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124294

Portable device, communication system, communication connection method, and computer-readable recording medium

A portable device includes: a first communication unit configured to communicatively connect with an external communication device by using one of communication channels; a communication state determination unit configured to determine a communication state for each communication channel; a mode switching unit configured to switch a communication mode of the portable device between: a stable communication mode for establishing communication connection with the communication device by using a communication channel in a preferable communication state in the communication channels in accordance with a determination result obtained by the communication state determination unit; and a connection priority communication mode for establishing communication connection with the communication device by using a predetermined communication channel in the communication channels without determination by the communication state determination unit; and a communication controller configured to start communication connection with the communication device via the first communication unit in the selected communication mode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122776

Electronic circuit board, laminated board, and method of manufacturing electronic circuit board

An electronic circuit board includes: electronic components; a silicon board that is plate shaped, includes a wiring pattern provided on at least one of a surface and a reverse surface thereof, and includes recessed portions where the electronic components are individually mounted; and a supporting board that is layered over the reverse surface of the silicon board, and includes a wiring pattern provided on at least one of a surface and a reverse surface thereof. Side faces of the recessed portions are perpendicular to the surface of the silicon board, the wiring pattern is connected to at least one of the electronic components mounted in the recessed portions, via at least one of a via and a bottom surface electrode provided in of the at least one of the recessed portions, and the recessed portions penetrate through the silicon board.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122145

Display apparatus, display system, and control method for display apparatus

A display apparatus includes an image acquisition unit to acquire a first image by imaging, an information acquisition unit to acquire first imaging range information including information on a first imaging, range of the imaging acquired by the image acquisition unit, and a communication unit, to perform communication to acquire, from an external device acquiring a second image by imaging, second imaging range information including information on a second imaging range of the imaging acquired by the external device. The display apparatus also includes a controller to acquire an area included in the first imaging range and the second imaging range as a corresponding range, and a display controller to generate display information indicative of the corresponding range, and a display to display the display information.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120554

Image acquisition device

An image acquisition device including: an imaging optical system forming two images having parallax; and an element acquiring the parallax images, the imaging optical system includes: a first negative lens group having negative refractive power; a first positive lens group having positive refractive power; and a second positive lens group having positive refractive power, the first negative lens group includes two negative lens groups disposed side by side in the parallax direction and having central axes respectively, the first positive lens group is a common lens group having a single central axis, and light rays emitted from the negative lens groups pass therethrough, the second positive lens group includes two positive lens groups disposed side by side in the parallax direction and having central axes respectively and the first positive lens group includes a moving lens group moved along the central axis of the first positive lens group.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120549

Microscope apparatus

A microscope apparatus includes: an objective lens; an observation optical system that makes the specimen be irradiated with excitation light by the objective lens, and acquires image information of the specimen; a first stimulation optical system that includes a scanning section which scans stimulus light, makes the scanning section scan an irradiation position of the stimulus light and applies an optical stimulus to the specimen; a second stimulation optical system that includes an slm arranged at a pupil conjugate position of the objective lens and capable of modulating a phase of the stimulus light, selectively switches the irradiation position of the stimulus light by the slm and applies the optical stimulus to the specimen; and a light path selecting section that selects at least one of a light path of the first stimulation optical system and a light path of the second stimulation optical system.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120534

Imaging apparatus and focus adjustment method

In a focus adjustment method for an imaging apparatus, that, in order to focus on a single or a plurality of point light sources, acquires plurality of image data while moving a focus lens in an optical axis direction and carries out focus adjustment based on the image data, brightness values of pixels within a given evaluation region are detected based on the image data, high brightness evaluation values are calculated based on the brightness values, symmetry of the high brightness evaluation values are calculated for movement of the focus lens, and focus adjustment is carried out based on an extreme value calculated based on the symmetry.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120343

Atomic force microscope and control method of the same

An atomic force microscope acquires sample information by performing relative raster scanning between a cantilever and a sample across an xy-plane, while causing an interaction to be generated between a probe provided at a free end of the cantilever and the sample. The atomic force microscope includes a raster-scanning-information generator to generate raster scanning information, a raster-scanning controller to control the raster scanning based on the raster scanning information, and an interaction controller to control strength of the interaction based on the raster scanning information. ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117365

Medical instrument and ultrasonic surgical apparatus

A medical instrument includes: a rod including a curving portion formed on a distal side of an extension along a longitudinal axis and curved with respect to the longitudinal axis; and a sheath including an inner peripheral surface and a cutout, the cutout formed in at least one of a distal portion and a proximal portion of the sheath, the sheath configured to insert the rod along a central axis extending and defined from the distal portion to the proximal portion and to protrude the curving portion from an opening of the inner peripheral surface in the distal portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116784

Surgical procedure of knee joint

A surgical procedure of preparing bone holes to dispose an implanted tendon to a femur when performing reconstruction of a ligament in a knee joint, includes: forming a first bone hole in the femur; and applying ultrasonic vibration from a treatment portion of an ultrasonic treatment instrument to the femur, thereby cutting and expanding the first bone hole from the inside of the knee joint to the first bone hole of the femur along a predetermined depth, and forming a second bone hole having a polygonal shape, an approximately polygonal shape, an elliptical shape or an approximately elliptical shape to receive the implanted tendon.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116709

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

05/03/18 / #20180116688

Medical device

A medical device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a vibration transmission member that comprises a node position of vibration and an area including the node position and a portion at a distal end side relative to the node position, and to which the vibration is transmitted; a first coating that covers a side of the node position of the area; and a second coating that covers a distal end side relative to the first coating of the area and has a thickness smaller than that of the first coating.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116520

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit and a signal processing unit. The imaging unit generates a first image signal on the basis of visible light from an object and generates a second image signal on the basis of excitation light and fluorescence from the object. ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116493

Medical observation device and medical observation method

To suppress sudden changes in brightness due to a disturbance in a captured image, provided is a medical observation device, including: an acquisition section that acquires a sensing result of a brightness of an image of a subject in a living organism; and a control section that decides, according to a first interval in which the brightness sensing result indicates a value inside a certain range, a second interval in which to maintain an exposure of an imaging section at an exposure corresponding to a value included in the range.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116492

Scanning endoscope system

Provided is a scanning endoscope system including: an illumination-light emitting portion that is inserted into a body of a patient and that emits illumination light emitted from a light-source portion toward an imaging subject in the body in a spot-like manner; a light scanner that scans the illumination light on the imaging subject; and a light detector that is disposed at a body surface of the patient, and that detects reflected light coming from the scanning position in the imaging subject, at which the illumination light is scanned by the light scanner.. . ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116491

Insertion device and endoscope including the same

The insertion device is adapted to hold a high-frequency treatment tool for performing high-frequency current treatment, by means of a distal-end component of a flexible tube for insertion into lumens. The insertion device includes: a first indicator disposed on the front portion of the distal-end component; a first cover formed of an insulating elasto-plastic material and covering the first indicator at the time of the prescribed attachment; an electrical insulation part as a second indicator disposed at the joint portion between the distal-end component and the flexible tube; and a second cover closely contacting the first cover and the electrical insulation part to apply an elastic force to each of them and covering the second indicator at the time of the prescribed attachment so that the leakage of high-frequency currents is prevented.. ... Olympus Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116486

Signal processing apparatus and medical observation system

A signal processing apparatus 6 includes a mode selection unit 6124 that selects any operational mode from among a plurality of operational modes that include a regular operational mode in which a video signal for display is output, and are hierarchically organized in a tree form, the mode selection unit 6124 causing the signal processing apparatus 6 to operate in the selected operational mode. The operational modes include a plurality of lower-level operational modes as lower-level operational modes having a parent-child relation with the regular operational mode. ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109745

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

. . An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire image data and noise information including one of positional information on a reading circuit in which blinking defect noise caused by the reading circuit occurs and positional information on each of pixels; and a correction unit configured to set the image data acquired by the acquisition unit as correction target image data, and correct a pixel value of a pixel of interest of the correction target image data based on the noise information and reference image data that is based on image data acquired at a time different from the correction target image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109727

Image processing apparatus

A video signal distributor that copies a video signal according to a size of a display region of a device, a video signal magnification/reduction section that magnifies or reduces the copied video signal in accordance with a resolution of the device, a first image size change processor that performs image size increase/decrease processing in such a way that the video signal has a magnification that corresponds to a size of a first display region of the device, and a second image size change processor that performs the image size increase/decrease processing in such a way that the video signal has a magnification that corresponds to a size of a second display region of the device, are included.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180109707

Method for manufacturing endoscope image pickup module, endoscope image pickup module and endoscope

A method for manufacturing an endoscope image pickup module includes a process of creating a transparent plate with support plates in which the support plates are disposed on side faces of cover glass, a first resin disposing process of disposing uncured first resin in a light receiving section of an image pickup device, a process of fixing a jig to the support plates, a positioning process of arranging the transparent plate with support plates on the image pickup device so that the cover glass covers the light receiving section but does not cover connection electrodes, a process of radiating uv light from above a first principal surface of the cover glass and curing the first resin and a process of separating the support plates from the transparent plate with support plates.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108439

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

An endoscope inspection report creating method includes creating, before an endoscopic inspection to be performed on an inspection target by a user, at least one folder and a folder name of the at least one folder in a memory, the at least one folder storing an endoscopic image file of the inspection target, the folder name including inspection information related to the endoscopic inspection; setting a storage destination folder in which the endoscopic image file is stored from the at least one folder by the user specifying the storage destination folder; creating a file name of the endoscopic image file, after the storage destination folder is set and an inspection result of the endoscopic inspection comes out, inspection result information of the endoscopic inspection and the folder name of the set storage destination folder being added to the file name; storing the endoscopic image file, the file name of which has been created, in the set storage destination folder; reading the file name of the endoscopic image file for which an inspection report is created; and creating the inspection report by writing the folder name, the inspection result information, and the endoscopic image of the inspection target in a predetermined report template format based on the read file name and the endoscopic image file having the read file name.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107559

Cpu monitoring device

A cpu monitoring device includes a memory that includes a plurality of memory areas arranged corresponding to a plurality of cpu cores; a monitoring unit that monitors whether processing performed in the plurality of cpu cores is operating normally, on the basis of an update state of data recorded in the plurality of memory areas; and a reset signal output unit that outputs a reset signal to the plurality of cpu cores when the monitoring unit has detected that the processing performed in the plurality of cpu cores is not operating normally, wherein idle processing is assigned to each of the plurality of cpu cores, the idle processing having the lowest processing priority in the cpu core and updating data recorded in a memory area arranged corresponding to the cpu core.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107159

Digital holographic image-taking apparatus

Provided is a digital holographic image-taking apparatus, including: an illumination portion (10) having a light emission surface (14d) for emitting illumination light toward an object (1), the illumination light having a specific wavelength in a coherent plane waveform; and an image sensor (50) having an pixel array (51) including two-dimensionally arranged pixels, the image sensor (50) capturing an interference pattern generated based on the illumination light having acted on the object (1), in which the following conditional expression is satisfied: 0.0000001<z2/s<16, where s represents the area of the light emission surface (14d), and z represents the distance from the light emission surface (14d) to the pixel array (51).. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107158

Digital holographic imaging apparatus and illumination apparatus

Provided is a digital holographic imaging apparatus, comprising: an illumination portion (10) having an illumination light emission surface (32i) for emitting coherent light of a specific wavelength as illumination light toward an object (1) side relative to the illumination light emission surface (32i), and a reference light emission surface (32r) for emitting the coherent light, as reference light, in a direction opposite to the illumination light; and an image sensor (50) located on the reference light emission surface (32r) side of the illumination portion (10) and imaging an interference pattern between object light having been modulated by the object (1) and passed through the illumination portion (10) and the reference light of the illumination light, the image sensor (50) having a pixel array (51) comprising two-dimensionally aligned pixels.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106993

Microscope system

Provided is a microscope system including: a stage on which a sample is placed and that is movable in a direction orthogonal to an observation optical axis; a detecting unit that detects a position of the stage; an imaging unit that acquires an image of the sample on the stage; an image generating unit that generates an overlapped image by overlapping the acquired image with the position of the stage; a searching unit that searches for a position of the acquired image in the generated overlapped image; and a control unit that performs control including causing the image generating unit to stop the overlapping process and causing the searching unit to execute the position search when detection by the detecting unit fails, and causing the image generating unit to resume the overlapping process starting from a search position of the searching unit when the search is successful.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106992

Microscope system

A microscope system includes: a stage for placing a sample and movable in a direction; a position detecting unit that detects the stage position; an imaging unit that captures an image of the sample; an image generating unit that combines the acquired image based on the detected position; a position searching unit that searches for the position of an image on the generated combined image as the stage position; a switching detecting unit that detects switching of an optical member; and a control unit that corrects, when switching is detected, the stage position based on a difference between the stage position detected by the position detecting unit and the stage position searched by the position searching unit so that the stage position detected by the position detecting unit coincides with the stage position searched by the position searching unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103980

Medical instrument introduction device and treatment method of using the same

A medical instrument introduction device, includes an outer tube portion indwelled within a body wall; and an inner needle portion inserted through the outer tube portion, wherein the outer tube portion includes a base portion; a tubular conduit portion whose proximal end portion is connected to the base portion; and an anchor portion connected to a distal end portion of the conduit portion, wherein the conduit portion has a bellows folded shape in a natural state, a dimension of the conduit portion in an axial direction being capable of being increased as the folded shape is stretched by the inserted inner needle portion, and a force needed for stretching the folded shape being gradually decreased in a direction from the proximal end portion to a distal end portion of the conduit portion, and the anchor portion and the inner needle potion are couplable with each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103929

Medical input device

A medical input device for receiving an input of a command signal is provided. The medical input device includes: a main body unit that is a housing; a track ball housed in the main body unit and provided rotatably; an opening forming member configured to form at least an opening having a diameter smaller than that of the track ball, the track ball partially protruding through the opening; and a moving member having an inclined surface on which the track ball is configured to ride, the moving member being movable in a direction of approaching the track ball or in a direction of receding from the track ball.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103845

Method for assessing irritancy to biological samples

A method for assessing irritancy to a biological sample of the present invention is a method for assessing irritancy of a chemical to a three-dimensional biological sample having a plurality of layers in the depth direction and includes: image acquisition step of acquiring, at different depths of the biological sample, fluorescence images of a nuclei of cells in at least one group of a living cell group and a dead cell group in the biological sample exposed to the chemical, the nuclei of cells in at least one group being labeled with a fluorescent marker; and assessment step of calculating the ratio of the number of cells in the at least one cell group existing in the depth direction on the basis of the plurality of fluorescence images.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103835

Scanning-endoscope image evaluation system

A scanning-endoscope image evaluation system includes: a scanning endoscope provided with a light detector and a fiber scanner that includes an optical fiber for guiding illumination light coming from a light source and emitting it from its distal end and an actuator that scans the emitted illumination light by vibrating the distal end of the optical fiber; and a chart for evaluating a characteristic of an image acquired by the scanning endoscope, wherein the distal end of the optical fiber and the light detector are disposed so as to face each other with the chart sandwiched therebetween, and forward scattered light that has been emitted from the optical fiber and that has passed through the chart is detected by the light detector.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103830

Method for processing an endoscope

A method for reprocessing an endoscope for the implementation of leak testing the endoscope, the method including: connecting the endoscope in an airtight manner to a compressed air hose, which is operatively connected to a compressed air source; subjecting the endoscope to compressed air up to a predetermined pressure level via the compressed air hose; during the pneumatic leak measurement and after opening of an outlet valve, measuring a temporal course of air pressure in the endoscope without any further compressed air supply; measuring a temporal change of the air pressure at the outlet valve; and determining one of a tightness of the endoscope or a leakage of the endoscope based on a temporal gradient of the temporal change of the air pressure.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103829

Endoscope apparatus and focus control method

An endoscope apparatus includes a processor comprising hardware. The processor implements a motion information acquisition process that acquires motion information representing a relative motion with respect to an imaging section and an object, a motion information determination process that determines motion information reliability indicating reliability of the motion information, and a focus control process that determines whether or not to perform a focus operation to cause the imaging section to bring the object into focus based on the motion information and the motion information reliability.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103246

Endoscope apparatus

. . . . In this endoscope apparatus, an imaging optical system is disposed in a distal end of an endoscope insertion unit. An measurement processing unit performs a measurement process by the principle of triangulation on the basis of an image corresponding to an optical image obtained via an imaging optical system and camera parameters of a first position and a second position. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102768

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device is provided that includes an amplification circuit, a downstream circuit, and a clipping circuit. The amplification circuit includes a sampling capacitor, a feedback capacitor, and an operational amplifier circuit. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102189

Endoscopic examination work support system

An examination schedule management unit manages an examination schedule of a plurality of endoscopic examinations, including an examination room where an endoscopic examination is to be performed, information on scheduled examination start time, that on scheduled examination end time, and examination type information on an examination content of an endoscopic examination. A cleaning schedule management unit manages a cleaning schedule of a plurality of endoscopes, including a cleaning machine, information on scheduled cleaning start time, and that on scheduled cleaning end time. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100971

Optical signal transmission system and optical receptacle

In an optical signal transmission system for transmitting signal light through a transmitting fiber, an optical connector, and a receiving fiber to an optical receptacle, the relationships ϕ1ex<ϕ2en and ϕpd<ϕ2en are satisfied, where ϕ1ex is the core diameter of the transmitting fiber at the exit face of the transmitting fiber, ϕ2en is the core diameter of the receiving fiber at the entrance face of the receiving fiber, and ϕpd is the diameter of a receiving surface of a light receiving element in the optical receptacle, and the relationship na1ex>na2en is satisfied, where, in the optical connector, na1ex is the numerical aperture (na) of the signal light emitted from the transmitting fiber, and na2en is the na of the signal light incident on the receiving fiber.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100627

Illumination apparatus

An illumination apparatus includes a first wavelength converter which absorbs part of the first excitation light and emits first wavelength-converted light, a second wavelength converter which absorbs part of the first excitation light and emits second wavelength-converted light, a reflector including a reflecting surface which is arranged to surround the members, and a holder which holds the members. A first region where light distribution angles of light emitted from the members have a predetermined value or less and a second region where the light distribution angle is less than the predetermined value are present in a region surrounded by the reflecting surface. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180099161

Energy treatment device

An energy treatment device includes a treatment portion that receives a supply of energy and treats a treatment target, a controller that controls the supply of energy with respect to the treatment portion, a converter that is configured to receive heat energy generated with the treatment of the treatment target, and to convert a temperature difference into an electric energy, and a receiver that receives the electric energy converted at the converter.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098817

Medical system

The present invention can cope with both localized treatment and large-scale invasive surgery and reduces operating time. Provided is a medical system comprising: a first robot arm provided with a first manipulator including a first treatment section and with a first imaging unit having a field of view that includes a movable range of the first treatment section; a second imaging unit having a field of view that is wider than said field of view; a display unit that displays video from the first or second imaging unit; a switching unit that switches the video; an operation unit for inputting operation command for the first manipulator and the first robot arm; and a control unit that controls the first manipulator and the first robot arm on the basis of the operation command. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098784

Treatment method

A treatment method is a treatment method for cutting cartilage of a human body by an ultrasonic device including a cutting section that ultrasonically vibrates. The treatment method includes cutting the cartilage with a product of an amplitude of the cutting section and a pressing force for pressing the cutting section against the cartilage being 100 (n·μm) or larger.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098758

Biopsy needle

A biopsy needle includes: an outer needle including a first needle tip; an inner needle including a second needle tip, an inclined surface, and a notch portion; and a moving mechanism configured such that a maximum distance by which the outer needle is slidable in a distal end direction is set to be longer than a maximum distance by which the inner needle is slidable in the distal end direction such that the outer needle and the inner needle switch between a first state, in which the second needle tip is positioned closer to a distal end than the first needle tip, and a second state, in which a position of the first needle tip is located closer to the distal end than a proximal end of the inclined surface and a distance between the first needle tip and the second needle tip is shorter than a distance between the first needle tip and the second needle tip in the first state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098690

Endoscope apparatus and method for operating endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to implement: an image acquisition process, an attention region detection process, a motion vector estimation process, and a display control process that displays an alert image based on an attention region and a motion vector. The processor implements display control process that performs display control on the alert image in the second captured image to achieve the second object region that is smaller than the first object region.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098689

Endoscope system, capsule endoscope device, and method for operating endoscope system

An endoscope system includes a first capsule endoscope device and a second capsule endoscope device. The first capsule endoscope device is introduced into a living body before the second capsule endoscope device is introduced. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098688

Lens unit and endoscope

A lens unit for an endoscope includes: a lens holding frame provided with a through hole extending from a distal end side to a proximal end side; a convex portion; a first lens including a first portion arranged on the distal end side, and a second portion whose outside edge forms a step portion to which the convex portion is housed; and a second lens arranged near the distal end side. The second lens is positioned closer to the proximal end than an end portion of the lens holding frame on the distal end side in a first state where the second portion is arranged closer to the proximal end than the first portion. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098686

Endoscope system and illumination device

An endoscope system of the present invention is provided with: a long, thin inserted portion that includes an illuminating portion that emits an illumination light beam toward an imaging subject, an image-acquisition portion that acquires an image of the imaging subject, and a channel; and an illumination device that is disposed in the channel, wherein the illumination device includes an illuminating portion that emits, toward the imaging subject, an illumination light beam that has a divergence angle that is smaller than that of the illumination light beam and for which the image-acquisition portion has sensitivity, and a pulling member that extends to outside the channel from a base end of the illuminating portion, and wherein the illuminating portion can be removed from the channel by pulling the pulling member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098685

Endoscope apparatus

A plurality of images of an observation target are consecutively acquired with time intervals, coordinates of an observation position are identified in each image, and a plurality of corresponding points, which are pixel positions at which a image and a previously captured image correspond, are detected, wherein in this endoscope apparatus, when the coordinates of the observation position cannot be identified in the image, the coordinates of the observation position identified in the previously captured image are transformed to coordinates in a coordinate system of the image, and a direction of the transformed coordinates of the observation position with respect to the image center is calculated and is displayed together with the image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098684

Image processing device for endoscope, endoscope device, image processing method of image processing device for endoscope, and image processing program

An image processing device for an endoscope outputs a video signal to an image display part that displays an observation image based on the video signal. The image display part is configured such that a first side of a display screen that displays the observation image is shorter than a second side intersecting with the first side, and is configured to be set in both a first setting state in which the first side is along a vertical direction and a second setting state in which the second side is along the vertical direction. ... Olympus Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098682

Flexible tube insertion apparatus

A flexible tube insertion apparatus includes an insertion section including a plurality of segments, a plurality of stiffness variable portions provided in the respective segments and configured to vary stiffness of the respective segments, and a state detector configured to detect a shape of the insertion section. The apparatus includes a state calculator configured to acquire a shape of a tube at a time when the insertion section advances into the tube, and configured to calculate a relative position of the segment to the tube, and a control device configured to control, based on the shape of the tube, the stiffness variable portion provided in the segment which is calculated the relative position to the tube by the state calculator.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098061

Imaging apparatus, endoscope apparatus, and temperature-measuring method

. . . . An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging device which is configured to perform a photoelectric conversion of collected light; a selection unit which is configured to select output signals from pixels belonging to a predetermined pixel area of the imaging device; a dark current-calculating unit which is configured to calculate a dark current value based on a difference between the output signals in a predetermined set; a temperature-calculating unit which is configured to calculate a temperature of the imaging device from the dark current value; and an inspection unit which is configured to inspect whether or not a temperature measurement state is normal based on temperatures calculated for a plurality of exposure times for the imaging device by the temperature-calculating unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098053

Imaging device, endoscope apparatus, and imaging method

An imaging device includes: an image sensor; an imaging optical system; a movable mask; and a second filter. The imaging optical system forms an image of a subject on the image sensor, by using a first optical path and a second optical path involving parallax relative to the first optical path. ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096470

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

Provided is an image processing device including: a difference-value calculating unit that calculates, with respect to an input image, a difference value for each pixel based on a pixel of interest and surrounding pixels surrounding the pixel of interest serving as the center; a reference-value calculating unit that calculates a reference value that serves as a reference used when an intensity value for each pixel of the input image is calculated, based on the average value of the difference values; an intensity-correction-expression generating unit that generates an intensity correction expression for calculating the intensity value, by using the reference value; an intensity-value calculating unit that calculates the intensity value for each pixel based on the intensity correction expression; and a compositing unit that generates a composited image by adding the intensity values to pixel values of corresponding pixels of the input image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095262

Image-acquisition apparatus

An image-acquisition apparatus is provided with: an imaging optical system; and an image-acquisition device that acquires parallax images, wherein the imaging optical system is provided with a first negative lens group, a first positive lens group, and a second positive lens group, wherein the first positive lens group and the first negative lens group are disposed along a common center axis, wherein the second positive lens group is provided with two positive lens groups that are disposed next to each other in a parallax direction on either side of the common center axis and that individually have center axes, wherein two aperture stops having openings, wherein the first positive lens group has only one moving lens group that is moved, and wherein all of remaining lens components in the imaging optical system, excluding the moving lens group, remain still.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092686

Energy treatment instrument, treatment system and control device

An energy treatment instrument includes a first grasping piece, and a second grasping piece opening and closing relative to the first grasping piece and grasping a treated target between the first grasping piece and the second grasping piece. An actuation state of the energy treatment instrument is switched between a first mode in which the treated target is coagulated when a forceps does not exist in a predetermined range from a position where the treated target is grasped, and a second mode in which the treated target is coagulated when the forceps exists in the predetermined range.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092520

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: a camera including an imaging unit configured to receive light and convert the light into an electric signal; a first cable configured to transmit the electric signal, one end of the first cable being connected to the camera; an operating unit connected to another end of the first cable and including an electrooptic conversion unit configured to convert the electric signal transmitted through the first cable into an optical signal, and a switch configured to receive user operations; a second cable configured to transmit the optical signal, one end of the second cable being connected to the operating unit; and a connector provided to another end of the second cable and configured to connect the other end of the second cable to an external device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092519

Infrared fluorescence observation device

An infrared fluorescence observation device includes a light source configured to irradiate visible light and excitation light including a longer wavelength band than the visible light, an imaging unit on which generates a first image on the basis of second light obtained by attenuating a wavelength band including the excitation light from first light emitted from the subject irradiated with at least the excitation light and generates a second image on the basis of third light obtained by eliminating only the wavelength band of the fluorescence including a longer wavelength band than the excitation light from the second light, and a signal processing unit generates a third image according to light of a wavelength band including the fluorescence using the first image and the second image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092518

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

An image processing device includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to: acquire an input image; detect an arc curve in the input image; determine a change in a luminance of a pixel in a direction from an inner side toward an outer side of the arc curve; detect, as a representative bubble region, a region including the arc curve involving a change determined to be an increase in the luminance in the direction from the inner side toward the outer side; and extract a bubble region, based on the representative bubble region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092516

Imaging device, endoscope apparatus, and imaging method

An imaging device includes: an image sensor; an imaging optical device; a fixed mask; and a movable mask. The imaging optical device forms an image of a subject on the image sensor. ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092514

Distal cover of insertion instrument and insertion instrument

A distal cover being attached to a distal configuration portion provided on a distal side of an insertion section to be inserted into a body, a ring-shaped first cover which is made of an insulating material and which has a lock portion that is removably locked to the distal configuration portion; and a ring-shaped second cover which is made of an insulating material that is more flexible than the first cover and which is provided more on a proximal side than the first cover.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092512

Endoscope

An endoscope includes an insertion portion, the endoscope being configured to allow a treatment tool to protrude from the insertion portion. The endoscope further includes: a treatment tool elevator base configured to be elevated by rotation around a rotation shaft with respect to a direction in which the insertion portion extends; an operating portion configured to input operation of changing an angle of elevating the treatment tool with respect to the treatment tool elevator base; a wire configured to be connected to the operating portion; a first member including a first engagement portion; and a second member including a second engagement portion and a wire connection portion to be connected to the wire, the second member being configured to: be supported so as to be rotatable with respect to the rotation shaft; and transmit the operation to the treatment tool elevator base.. ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092510

Endoscope

An endoscope includes a flexible portion, a surface of which is covered by an outer covering, the outer covering including a resin layer as an outermost layer and a laminated barrier film that is arranged on an inner side of the resin layer, and the laminated barrier film including a first barrier layer made from a metal oxide, and a second barrier layer made from a metal that is arranged on an inner side of the first barrier layer.. . ... Olympus Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092509

Image recording device

An image recording device includes a first movie generation section configured to, based on the medical image, generate a first movie of a first image quality for a first use, and output a movie of a second image quality higher than the first image quality, a detection section configured to detect at least one of a state signal from an external appliance and a detection timing based on an operation signal from an operation section, a duplication section configured to generate a duplicate of the movie of the second image quality at the detection timing, a second movie generation section configured to generate a second movie for a second use based on the duplicated movie, and a recording section configured to record the first movie, and to record the second movie in association with the reference time information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088444

Imaging control device, imaging system, imaging control method, and recording medium

. . An imaging control device includes a first communication module, a second communication module, and a generation unit. The first communication module receives first image data from a master imaging device. ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088307

Microscope imaging system

Provided is a microscope imaging system including: a stage on which a sample is placed and that is movable in a direction intersecting an observation optical axis; a camera that acquires an image of the sample placed on the stage at time intervals; and a processor comprising hardware, wherein the processor is configured to implement: a motion vector calculating unit configured to calculate a motion vector between two images acquired by the camera; and an image generating unit configured to generate an overlapped image by overlapping the image acquired by the camera with a current position where the motion vector is cumulatively added, and also to generate a composite image by combining display of the current position with the overlapped image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085915

Medical observation apparatus, medical observation system, and control method

A medical observation apparatus includes: an imaging unit; a support unit including arms, a first joint that connects two of the arms and relatively rotates the two arms about a first rotation axis in accordance with given power, a second joint that connects two of the arms and relatively rotates the two arms about a second rotation axis in accordance with given power, a first motor that gives the power to the first joint, and a second motor that gives the power to the second joint; and a controller configured to control a rotational speed of the first motor in accordance with a first speed profile until the rotational speed reaches a predetermined operational speed, and control, until the rotational speed reaches the predetermined operational speed, a rotational speed of the second motor in accordance with a second speed profile that is different from the first speed profile.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085495

Imaging device for endoscope, and method of manufacturing imaging device for endoscope

An imaging device includes: an optical element including a metal layer adapted to be brazed and arranged on an outer peripheral surface of the optical element; a first frame body including a metal part adapted to be brazed and arranged at least on an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface of the first frame body, the inner peripheral surface being brazed onto the outer peripheral surface of the optical element; and a second frame body including a metal part adapted to be brazed and arranged at least on an inner peripheral surface of the second frame body, the inner peripheral surface being brazed onto the outer peripheral surface of the first frame body. A coefficient of thermal expansion of the first frame body is closer to a coefficient of thermal expansion of the optical element than a coefficient of thermal expansion of the second frame body.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085178

Medical manipulator

A medical manipulator having: a first rotatable body configured to be rotated about a rotation axis to exert a driving force transmitted by a wire to drive at least one of an elongated portion and an end effector; and a second rotatable body configured to be detachably coupled to the first rotatable body, wherein the second rotatable body is operatively connected to an actuator to be rotated by the actuator, wherein a shape of the first rotatable body corresponds to a shape of the second rotatable body such that as the first rotatable body and the second rotatable body are brought into contact with each other, a pressing force with which the first rotatable body is pressed against the second rotatable body is converted into a rotational force of the second rotatable body to rotate the second rotatable body into a predetermined alignment with the first rotatable body.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085157

Reconfigurable instrument

An instrument including working arms and a moveable member. The working arms include a first arm, a second arm, a first electrode located on the first arm, and a second electrode located on the second arm. ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085131

Electromechanical slider valve suction controller

Disclosed herein is a fluid management assembly. The fluid management assembly includes a handpiece, a slider based fluid control mechanism, and a fluid occluding member. ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085102

Medical device

A medical device including: an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a body; and a sheet provided at a distal end of the insertion portion, the sheet being configured to cover a body wall. The sheet including: an attaching portion provided around a periphery of the sheet, the attaching portion being configured to directly contact with the body wall; and a notifying portion for notifying a surgeon that an incision has been made through the body wall and towards a surface of the sheet.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085100

Thermal mechanism to prevent reprocessing or reuse of mechanical surgical devices

A surgical apparatus comprising: a mechanism that is configured to perform an operational motion of the surgical apparatus; and at least one transformation member having an original shape and a deformed shape, the at least one transformation member connecting the mechanism together, when the at least one transformation member is in the deformed shape so that the mechanism is capable of performing the operational motion; and wherein after the transformation member is subject a transition temperature, the at least one transformation member changes from the deformed shape to the original shape and disengages a portion of the mechanism so that the mechanism is prevented from performing the operational motion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180084983

Endoscope

An endoscope of the invention includes: an insertion portion; a distal end portion; a pair of first observation image acquiring sections; a second observation image acquiring section; a pair of nozzles, each of which includes a spouting port for spouting fluid toward each of the pair of first observation image acquiring sections; a pair of first protruding portions, each of which is located close to the front surface of the distal end portion and has a maximum dimension in the radial direction larger than a dimension in the radial direction of each of the nozzles, and a pair of second protruding portions, each of which is located farther from the front surface of the distal end portion and has a maximum dimension in the radial direction larger than the dimension in the radial direction of each of the nozzles.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180084980

Special light endoscope

An endoscope includes an illuminator to emit illumination light comprised by narrow band lights different in wavelength from an end portion of the endoscope and an imager to image an observation object illuminated by the illumination light emitted from the illuminator. The illuminator includes a light quantity output adjuster to independently control the light quantity of each of the narrow band lights. ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180084977

Curvature sensor and endoscope apparatus equipped with the same

Sensing parts are formed in different directions in a circumferential direction in substantially a same position in the longitudinal direction thereof. Each sensing part is configured to include an optical characteristic changing member which generates the optical signals having absorption wavelength characteristic regions that vary from sensing part to sensing part by giving an optical characteristic change, which differs from that of other sensing parts, to the sensor light incident thereon in accordance with an amount of bending in a specific direction. ... Olympus Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180084974

Endoscope apparatus and endoscope system

The endoscope apparatus includes an endoscope insertion portion configured to be inserted into a subject and including a distal end portion, a distal end covering portion configured to cover at least an outer periphery of the distal end portion of the endoscope insertion portion and held by the distal end portion, a suction conduit provided with an opening in the distal end covering portion and configured to discharge a fluid including gas generated from an inside of the subject to outside of the subject via the opening, and a positioning portion configured to define a position of the opening of the suction conduit in a rotation direction with a long axis of the endoscope insertion portion as a center when the distal end covering portion is held by the distal end portion of the endoscope insertion portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084648

Three-dimensional wiring board and method for manufacturing three-dimensional wiring board

. . A three-dimensional wiring board includes a chip component including a first end electrode and a second end electrode, a first wiring board with a recessed portion including a first junction electrode on a bottom surface, and a second wiring board, disposed on the first wiring board, including a second junction electrode, where the chip component is vertically housed in the recessed portion, the first end electrode is joined to the first junction electrode, and the second end electrode is joined to the second junction electrode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084397

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

A control apparatus has one or more built-in functions that are selectively usable. The control apparatus includes a first communication unit conducting a first communication and a second communication unit conducting a second communication, a built-in function unit configured to execute the built-in function, and at least one control circuit. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084275

Calculation device, calculation method, and program

A calculation device of the present invention is a calculation device includes a standard block data storage unit that stores data of the standard block, a reference block data storage unit that stores data of the reference block, a plurality of correlation calculation units that simultaneously calculate correlation values at a plurality of different positions, and a sorting unit that sorts the plurality of correlation values calculated by the correlation calculation unit in a descending order of correlation, and holds a result of the sorting, and the calculation device compares correlation threshold values respectively input to the plurality of correlation calculation units with the plurality of correlation values calculated by the plurality of correlation calculation units, and performs a correlation calculation stop process of stopping an operation of the correlation calculation unit when the correlation value has a lower correlation than the correlation threshold value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084274

Image acquisition device, image processing device, image processing method, image processing program, and storage medium

An image acquisition device according to the present invention includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires images of a subject in time series; a hierarchical motion-detection unit that can detect a motion vector between the images acquired by the image acquisition unit, by using images at two or more levels having different resolutions; a pixel-value-change detecting unit that divides the images acquired by the image acquisition unit into a plurality of partial regions and that detects a temporal change of the pixel value at a detection pixel set in each of the partial regions; and a hierarchical-motion-detection setting unit that sets a larger number of levels used in the hierarchical motion-detection unit, for any of the partial regions that includes the detection pixel at which the temporal change detected by the pixel-value-change detecting unit is larger.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084230

Image processing device and image processing method

An image processing device according to the present invention includes: a color space conversion unit that calculates brightness signals and color difference signals from rgb signals of two images of a single subject acquired under different image acquisition conditions; a color difference determination unit that determines whether or not the absolute value of the difference between the color difference signals of the two images calculated by the color space conversion unit is smaller than a predetermined threshold value; and a color averaging unit that, if the color difference determination unit determines that the absolute value of the difference between the color difference signals of the two images is smaller than the threshold value, averages the color difference signals of the two images and calculates average color difference signals.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084209

Image pickup apparatus, signal processing method, and signal processing program

An image pickup apparatus of the present invention includes: an image pickup optical system configured to form a subject image; an image pickup device configured to photoelectrically convert the subject image formed by the image pickup optical system, wherein part of pixels in a region provided with image formation pixels arranged in a matrix are arranged as focus detection pixels; an optical influence estimation unit configured to use output signals from the image formation pixels, output signals from the focus detection pixels, and two-dimensional pixel position information of the focus detection pixels to estimate a level of influence of vignetting caused by the image optical system according to an image height; and an optical influence correction unit configured to execute image processing with different details that vary according to an estimation result of the optical influence estimation unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084191

Image acquisition system

An image acquisition system according to the present invention includes: a display device including a display surface on which a subject can be mounted; and the image acquisition device that is disposed face-down at a position above the display device in a manner spaced apart from the display surface, the display device being disposed with the display surface face-up, and that acquires images of the display surface and the subject placed on the display surface, wherein the image acquisition device includes a transmission unit that transmits the acquired images, and the display device includes: a reception unit that receives the transmitted images; a relative-position calculation unit that calculates the relative position between the display device and the image acquisition device on the basis of the received image; and a display control unit that controls content displayed on the display surface on the basis of the calculated relative position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084169

Image acquisition system

Provided is an image acquisition system according to the present invention includes: a display device that has a display surface on which an image is displayed; a dome-shaped reflective member that is disposed so as to cover at least a part of the display surface of the display device, that includes a reflective surface reflecting light from the display surface, on an inner surface thereof, and has a through-hole that passes between an interior and an exterior; and a photographing device that photographs light radiated from the display surface via the through-hole, while a subject is disposed at a position between the reflective member and the display surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084137

Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method of image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes a signal output section configured to output a first signal according to first operation and output a second signal according to a second operation, a first image pickup section configured to continue to receive the first signal and continuously perform image pickup of a plurality of images until receiving the second signal, a second image pickup section configured to receive the second signal and perform image pickup, an image selecting section configured to select, out of the plurality of images picked up by the first image pickup section, a desired image different from an image immediately after the reception of the second signal among images picked up by the second image pickup section, and a measuring section configured to measure a time period or a number of images from the image immediately the second signal to the desired image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180083785

Secure communications using organically derived synchronized processes

This disclosure provides a system and method for secure communications. The method can enable secure machine-to-machine communications within discrete security groups having two or more communication nodes using a zero knowledge authentication process and related cryptography. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180083646

Successive approximation type analog-to-digital (a/d) converter

A sampling circuit in a successive approximation type analog-to-digital (a/d) converting device samples a pair of analog signals constituting a differential input signal. A capacitor circuit reflects a signal level of a reference signal in the pair of analog signals through an attenuation capacitance unit and a binary capacitance unit to generate a pair of voltage signals. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082437

Arithmetic method, imaging apparatus, and storage medium

According to an embodiment, an arithmetic method includes accepting an input of image data, detecting a representative position of a characteristic portion from the image data the input of which has been accepted, acquiring a user instructed position in the image data, calculating a position difference indicating a difference between the detected representative position and the acquired user instructed position, and selecting the representative position of the characteristic portion as a target portion if the calculated position difference is smaller than a predetermined first threshold and selecting the user instructed position as a target portion if the position difference is not smaller than the first threshold.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081842

Data transfer device and data transfer method

A data transfer device including a buffer unit configured to temporarily store transfer data that is transferred to a common bus, a write control unit configured to write input data as the transfer data to the buffer unit, a read control unit configured to read the transfer data from the buffer unit, an interface unit configured to transfer the transfer data to the common bus according to a predetermined bus protocol, the transfer data being read from the buffer unit by the read control unit, and a band-smoothing unit configured to smooth a band of the common bus by switching between the time intervals between pieces of the transfer data based on a position of the transfer data in a frame image, during a period when the transfer data is transferred to the common bus based on a position of the transfer data in a frame image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081180

Observation device, glasses-type terminal device, observation system, observation method, sample position acquisition method, recording medium recording observation program, and recording medium recording sample position acquisition program

An observation device includes: an image acquisition portion configured to acquire an image in a direction where a culture vessel is mounted; a communication portion configured to communicate with a glasses-type terminal device including a display portion; and a control portion configured to acquire information concerning a sample position at the time of performing work on a sample in the culture vessel from the glasses-type terminal device, control the image acquisition portion to acquire a picked-up image of a position corresponding to the sample position, and cause the glasses-type terminal device to display the image pickup result, and can improve not only observation but also workability.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081164

Optical unit and endoscope

An optical unit includes: a fixing part including a front frame portion, a rear frame portion, and a fixing part main body; a movable part arranged slidably relative to the fixing part main body; and a voice coil motor including a magnetic portion, and a coil arranged at the fixing part main body and positioned on a radially outer side of the fixing part main body with respect to the magnetic portion, the voice coil motor being capable of moving the movable part relative to the fixing part main body along a direction of the optical axis. A maximum dimension of the fixing part main body in a first direction parallel to a magnetization direction of the magnetic portion is greater than a maximum dimension of the fixing part main body in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and the direction of the optical axis.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081162

Microscopy system, microscopy method, and computer-readable recording medium

A microscopy system includes: an imaging unit that acquires an image by capturing an object image generated by an observation optical system; a shift unit that shifts a focal plane and a position of a field of view of the observation optical system; an imaging control unit that causes the imaging unit to acquire a multi-focus superimposed image including image information on planes in an optical axis direction of the observation optical system by shifting the focal plane and the position of the field of view during one exposure period; a shift amount acquisition processing unit that acquires a shift amount by which the position of the field of view is shifted; an all-in-focus image generation unit that generates all-in-focus images based on multi-focus superimposed images, respectively, acquired under conditions in which the shift amounts are different; and a display unit that displays the all-in-focus images.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081161

Microscopy system, microscopy method, and computer-readable recording medium

A microscopy system includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire slice images generated by capturing an object image while shifting a focal position along an optical axis of an observation optical system included in a microscope; an image shift processing configured to relatively shift, with respect to one slice image among the slice images, another slice image in a plane including the one slice image; an all-in-focus image generation unit configured to generate all-in-focus images by combining the one slice image and the other slice image relatively shifted with respect to the one slice image under conditions in which shift amounts of the other slice image with respect to the one slice image are different; and a display unit configured to display the all-in-focus images.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081160

Medical observation device and medical observation system

There is provided a medical observation device including: a microscope unit that includes an image sensor and images an operative site; and a holding unit that holds the microscope unit on a front end side. The holding unit includes a first rotation axis unit that supports the microscope unit to allow rotation about a first rotation axis substantially aligned with an optical axis of the microscope unit. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080437

Variable-stiffness actuator

A variable-stiffness actuator, installed in a flexible member and capable of providing different stiffnesses for the flexible member, includes a shape-memory member that can transit in phase between first and second phases and an inducing member that causes phase transition between the first and second phases into the shape-memory member. The shape-memory member takes, in the first stare, a flexible state in which it is easily deformable by an external force, so as to provide lower stiffness for the flexible member, and, in the second stare, a rigid state in which it tends to take a memorized shape against an external force, so as to provide higher stiffness for the flexible member. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180079089

Manipulator

A manipulator including: an end effector movable about a joint; a motor configured to generate force so as to move the end effector; a wire for transmitting the force from the motor to the end effector; a guide member connected between the end effector and motor. The guide member including: a guide tube comprising at least one lumen extended in a longitudinal direction, the lumen configured to guide the wire; and an outer sheath configured to cover the guide tube in a longitudinal direction and to move relative to the motor in the longitudinal direction, the outer sheath having a rigidity higher than the guide tube. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078325

Drape unit

To keep a clean area separated from an unclean area, a drape unit for separating the manipulator that has a treatment section at a distal end of an elongated section and that has at a proximal end a proximal-end drive unit from the base including, on a substantially horizontal top surface, a drive source to which the proximal-end drive unit is detachably connected, the drape unit includes: a drape main body that has an opening from which the drive source is exposed; and an adaptor that is interposed between the drive source and the proximal-end drive unit, that is disposed with a gap vertically above the opening, and that covers the entire opening, the adaptor includes a force transmission unit for transmitting the driving force from the drive source to the proximal-end drive unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078322

Joint ring and medical manipulator

A joint ring includes a main body part and a pair of protrusion parts protruding from a first surface of the main body part in a direction of a central axis thereof and having spherical surfaces on protruding portions. The main body part includes a pair of engagement holes and a pair of receiving holes. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078282

Medical overtube

A medical overtube includes a multi-lumen tube provided with a plurality of lumens through which medical devices are to be passed; a braided tube which covers an outer side of the multi-lumen tube and is made of braided fibers; and an outer tube that covers an outer side of the braided tube, wherein a through hole is formed in the multi-lumen tube or the outer tube, the through hole is configured to connect a space, which is covered by the outer tube and the multi-lumen tube and in which the braided tube is disposed, to an exterior.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078256

Medical stapler

A medical stapler including: a first jaw that has a plurality of staples arrayed in a row at intervals; a second jaw that has a second gripping surface that sandwiches living tissue between the second gripping surface and a first gripping surface; and a knife that moves between the first gripping surface and the second gripping surface along the row of staples from the one end of the row to a position extended from the other end of the row of staples, thus cutting the living tissue.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078252

Tissue-fastening tool indwelling device

A tissue-fastening tool indwelling device includes: a sheath; a needle tube having a needle tip and disposed to be retractable from a distal end of a lumen of the sheath; a tissue-fastening tool having a restoring force to a curved shape with distal and proximal end side regions and disposed inside the needle tube in a stretched state; and a stylet coupled to a proximal end portion of the tissue-fastening tool in the needle tube. The stylet has a first state in which the stylet is advanced straight with respect to the needle tube and the sheath until the entire distal end side region of the tissue-fastening tool protrudes from the needle tube, and a second state in which the stylet is advanced while being rotated until a proximal end of the proximal end side region of the tissue-fastening tool protrudes from the needle tube.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078125

Surgical instrument, in particular ureteroscope

A surgical instrument, such as an ureteroscope, including: an elongated shaft tube; and at least two working channels arranged in an interior of the shaft tube; wherein, at least in the distal end area of the shaft tube, the at least two working channels, in cross-section, each comprise a profile edge or a profile nose.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078123

Image processing device, endoscope device, and image processing method

An image processing device includes a processor including hardware, the processor implements an image acquisition process for acquiring a plurality of images including a first image and a second image; a filter process for extracting first to n-th frequency components using first to n-th bandpass filters; correlation calculation for obtaining first to n-th correlation calculation results at a target pixel by performing correlation calculation with an i-th frequency component in the first image and the i-th frequency component in the second image; a reliability calculation process for obtaining reliability of each of the correlation calculation results obtained; a weight setting process for setting a weight of each of the correlation calculation results using the reliability; and amount of disparity calculation for obtaining an amount of disparity using the weight and the first to the n-th correlation calculation results.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078122

Flexible tube insertion apparatus

A flexible tube insertion apparatus includes an insertion section inserted into a tube and a detection unit that detects states of the insertion section. The flexible tube insertion apparatus includes one or more vibrators that are arranged in the insertion section, generate vibration, and vibrate the insertion section by the generated vibration and a controller that calculates a magnitude of an external force applied to the insertion section from the tube based on the states of the insertion section detected by the detection unit, computes a resonance frequency of the vibration relative to the magnitude of the external force, and controls the vibrators in such a manner that the vibrators vibrate at the resonance frequency.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078118

Flexible tube insertion apparatus

A flexible tube insertion apparatus includes an insertion section including a bending portion and a flexible tube portion, variable stiffness sections which causes a change in a level of a bending stiffness of the flexible tube portion, a variable stiffness control section which controls the change in the bending stiffness of the flexible tube portion by the variable stiffness sections, an image sensor which images a subject in a forward direction of the bending portion, a cavity detection section which detects a presence of a cavity in the forward direction based on an image from the image sensor, and a time setting section that sets a time period. The bending stiffness is switched each time period set by the time setting section when the cavity detection section has detected the presence of the cavity in the forward direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078114

Endoscope and optical transmission module

An optical transmission module includes: an optical fiber; a light emitting element; a holding member having a through-hole into which the optical fiber is inserted; a wiring board having a first principal surface onto which the holding member is joined, and a second principal surface on which a bond electrode and an external electrode of the light emitting element are disposed and bonded together; and a sealing resin for sealing a bond portion between the external electrode and the bond electrode. The optical transmission module further includes an intermediate member having an upper surface to be brought into contact with a distal end face of the optical fiber, and a lower surface to be brought into contact with a light emitting portion of the light emitting element.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077399

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

An image processing device includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire images including at least one narrow-band image and having different wavelength component distributions from one another; an absorption information extracting unit configured to extract absorption information from a first image on the basis of a specific frequency component in the first image and correlation between the first image and a second image, the first image being a narrow-band image among the images, the second image being an image different from the first image among the images, the absorption information being image information indicating a change in absorption caused by absorption of narrow-band light used in capturing of the first image by a light absorber; and a display image generating unit configured to generate an image for display by combining the absorption information with at least any one of the images.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077392

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

An image processing apparatus includes a total pixel value calculator that sums pixel values by each color arranged in one direction and other direction, an occurrence start point detector that determines whether a pixel of interest is an axial chromatic aberration occurrence start point or not based on the calculation result or the pixel value of the pixel of interest and detects the start point, an area determining section that determines an area around the start point as an axial chromatic aberration area, a color space information calculator that calculates color space information, a color space difference calculator that calculates the difference of the color space information between the one direction and the other direction, a correction amount calculator that calculates the correction amount of axial chromatic aberration in accordance with the difference, and a corrector that corrects the axial chromatic aberration area.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077360

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

An image-processing device includes a high-resolution combining portion that generates a combined image by combining a standard image and at least one reference image, which are acquired by capturing images of a subject in time series by using an imaging element in which multiple types of color filters are arrayed in individual pixels, in a high-resolution space where the resolution is greater than those of the standard image and the reference images. The image-processing device also includes a position-displacement-distribution calculating portion that calculates a distribution of position displacements between two comparative images that are individually formed of pixels corresponding to the different types of color filters in the generated combined image, a correlation-level calculating portion that calculates, for individual pixels, correlation levels between the two comparative images based on the calculated distribution, and an image correcting portion that corrects the combined image based on the calculated correlation levels.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077358

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a first image processor, and a second image processor. The imaging unit sequentially acquires image frames whose photography conditions have been changed. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077354

Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program product

Motion vector calculator sets motion vector of block corresponding to partial area of first image based on the block and similarity between the block and partial area of second image, motion vector reliability calculator calculates reliability of the motion vector based on distribution of the similarities, motion vector corrector corrects motion vector of low-reliability block having reliability lower than predetermined reliability based on motion vector of high-reliability block different from the low-reliability block and having reliability equal to or higher than the predetermined reliability, and image processor sets second pixel of the second image and corresponds to first pixel of the first image based on the motion vector corrected by the motion vector corrector, and performs image processing using signal value of the first pixel and signal value of the second pixel.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077348

Display control device and imaging device

A display control device, includes a plurality of image data-processing units acquiring and outputting image data; a synchronous signal generation unit generating and outputting asynchronous signal to a first image data-processing unit; a delay adjustment unit delaying first image data output from the first image data-processing unit for each line; a filter-processing unit performing a product-sum operation of a filter coefficient and a first partial image data; and a display image generation unit generating display image data by superimposing the filter-processing data on second image data, wherein the synchronous signal is a vertical synchronous signal included in each frame, the synchronous signal generation unit controls whether to output the synchronous signal to the first image data-processing unit earlier by a predetermined offset time, and the offset time corresponds to the number of taps and a line cycle and is within a range net exceeding a vertical retrace period.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077338

Image pickup device and image pickup apparatus

An image pickup device includes a first pixel region including image pixels and phase difference pixels and a second pixel region including image pixels and including no pixel configured to output a valid phase difference pixel signal, wherein a part of the plurality of phase difference pixels in the first pixel region is arranged at a regular position at which a g filter is formed in a bayer array and another part is arranged at an irregular position at which a filter that is other than the g filter is formed, and a basic arrangement pattern of filters in the second pixel region is equal to a basic arrangement pattern of filters in the first pixel region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077332

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a first image processor, and a record processor. The imaging unit sequentially acquires image data groups comprising pieces of image data different in exposure conditions to generate hdr moving image frames. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077325

Image pickup apparatus for endoscope

An image pickup apparatus for an endoscope includes: an image pickup device including a row of external electrodes provided on an end portion of a light receiving surface; and a wiring board including end portion electrodes ultrasonically bonded to the external electrodes, in which a plurality of grooves are formed in a back face of the image pickup device, and the plurality of grooves are inclined relative to a vibration direction of ultrasonic vibration during the ultrasonic bonding.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077298

Image-capturing assistance device and image-capturing device

Provided is an image-capturing assistance device that includes: a target-conditions obtaining unit that obtains target conditions; an image-capturing-conditions obtaining unit that obtains image-capturing conditions of a subject on an image-capturing unit; an assistance-information storage unit that stores assistance information in association with the image-capturing conditions for specific editing conditions that depend on the image-capturing conditions among editing conditions obtained by the target-conditions obtaining unit; an assistance-information obtaining unit that reads out the assistance information corresponding to the specific editing conditions from the assistance-information storage unit on the basis of the image-capturing conditions; and a display unit that presents the assistance information obtained by the assistance-information obtaining unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076955

Secure communications using organically derived synchronized processes

This disclosure provides a system and method for secure communications. The method can enable secure machine-to-machine communications within discrete security groups having two or more communication nodes using a zero knowledge authentication process and related cryptography. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180076050

Substrate, semiconductor device, and manufacturing method of substrate

A substrate includes a support layer, a column-shaped first bump, and a second bump. The support layer has a main surface. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074979

Data transfer device and data transfer method

A data transfer device includes a buffer unit temporarily storing transfer data to be transferred to a common bus, a write control unit writing input data as the transfer data to the buffer unit and outputs a notification signal, a read control unit reading the transfer data from the buffer unit, an interface unit transferring the transfer data to the common bus according to a predetermined bus protocol, and a band-smoothing unit which smoothes a band of the common bus by delaying the notification signal, generating a read control signal, and outputting the read control signal to the read control unit, wherein when previous transfer data which has been read from the buffer unit already exists and a dma transfer receipt ack responding to a dma transfer request req is received by the interface unit, the read control unit reads current transfer data from the buffer unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074752

Image processing device and image processing method

There is provided an image processing device include an image processing section including a pipeline in which a plurality of processing modules is connected in series, each processing modules being configured to perform a predetermined process on input data, and the image processing section performing pipeline processing by the processing modules sequentially performing the process. Each of the processing modules includes a data buffer configured to temporarily store the data in unit of processing, and a control section configured to determine whether or not to store the data in the data buffer on the basis of a state of a data flow in the pipeline processing and a state of the data stored in the data buffer, and to select a path within the processing module by which the data is transferred on the basis of a determination result, and to control an operation of the data buffer.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074543

Endoscopic cutting forceps with jaw clamp lever latching mechanism

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

03/15/18 / #20180074289

Single-focus optical system and optical apparatus using the same

A single-focus optical system includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power. The first lens unit includes at least a first sub-unit, a second sub-unit, and a third sub-unit. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074235

Light-guiding prism and head-mounted video display apparatus using the same

A light-guiding prism includes a first optical surface which is a surface of incidence on which image light from a display element is incident, and a second optical surface, a third optical surface, a fourth optical surface, and a fifth optical surface which are at least four optical surfaces disposed to surround an optical path of the image light that is incidence from the first optical surface. A sixth optical surface reflects the image light that is guided in a prism surrounded by that at least four side surfaces, which are the second optical surface, the third optical surface, the fourth optical surface, and the fifth optical surface. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180074092

Information acquiring method in atomic force microscope

An information acquiring method in an atomic force microscope includes, during causing the microscope to raster scan a cantilever and a sample relatively while causing a mechanical interaction between the sample and a probe provided at a free end of the cantilever, causing a first interaction having first strength between the probe and sample, acquiring first information on the sample when the first interaction is generated, causing a second interaction having second strength between the probe and sample, and acquiring second information on the sample when the second interaction is generated. The first strength and second strength are different. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073976

Image-obtaining device and image-obtaining method

Provided is an image-obtaining device including: an illumination-light generating unit that modulates an intensity of light emitted from a light source, and generates illumination light beams having mutually linearly independent patterns and including modulated illumination light and unmodulated illumination light; an illumination optical system that irradiates different positions on a sample with the illumination light beams generated; a light-detecting unit that detects combined signal light resulting from combining signal light beams generated at irradiation positions irradiated with the illumination light beams, and outputs a combined signal; and a demodulation unit that separates, from the combined signal output, a modulated local signal by using a time integral of a product of a demodulation signal corresponding to the modulated illumination light beam and the combined signal, and separates an unmodulated local signal by subtracting a sum of the modulated local signals from a time integral of the combined signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073963

Specimen staining apparatus and specimen staining method

Provided is a specimen staining apparatus that includes a gap-forming member arranged to form a gap having a thickness that induces capillary action, the gap being formed above a mounting surface of a slide glass having a specimen mounted thereon; and a chemical solution supply unit that supplies a chemical solution for staining the specimen to the gap between the gap-forming member and the mounting surface so that the chemical solution spreads within the gap due to capillary action and is evenly supplied to the specimen placed on the mounting surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073957

Wavefront measurement apparatus and wavefront measurement method

A wavefront measurement apparatus includes alight source unit, a holding unit, a light reception optical system, a wavefront measurement unit, and a wavefront data generation unit. The light source unit is configured to apply light beams toward the subject optical system. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073865

Sample shape measuring method and sample shape measuring apparatus

A sample shape measuring method includes a step of preparing illumination light passing through a predetermined illumination region, a step of applying the illumination light to a sample, and a predetermined processing step. The predetermined illumination region is set so as not to include the optical axis at a pupil position of the illumination optical system and is set such that the illumination light is applied to part of the inside of the pupil and the outside of the pupil at a pupil position of the observation optical system. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073864

Interference fringe projection apparatus and measurement apparatus

An interference fringe projection apparatus includes light source units that selectively emit light from a coherent light source from one of a plurality of optical emitters, a polarization-maintaining waveguide unit with a plurality of panda fibers (polarization-maintaining waveguides) that each guide light emitted from one of the plurality of optical emitters, polarization splitters that split an optical path of light emitted from each of the panda fibers by polarization direction, and a polarizing film that transmits only a linear polarization component in a particular direction of light split by the polarization splitter. The light source unit only emits linearly polarized light in one polarization-maintaining direction for at least one of the panda fibers, and the polarization-maintaining waveguide unit causes retardation of light emitted from the panda fibers to vary.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073863

Illumination apparatus and measurement apparatus

An illumination apparatus includes a light source including a semiconductor laser that emits coherent light, a polarization splitter including rutile, a half-phase retardation film, and another rutile to split optical paths by the polarization direction of incident light, and a projection polarization switching mechanism including a half-wave plate unit, a quarter-wave plate unit, and a polarizing film to switch projected light emitted from the polarization splitter between polarization components of light transmitted over optical paths split by the polarization splitter and a polarization component of light transmitted over any one optical path. As a result, a compact illumination apparatus, and a measurement apparatus using the same, with a common light source and optical system for both observation light and measurement light can be provided.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071041

Medical manipulator

A medical manipulator including: a flexible elongated section composed of an electrically conductive material and capable of transmitting torsional torque; a joint section disposed at a distal end of the elongated section, having a joint, and composed of an electrically conductive material; a treatment section attached to a distal end of the joint section; a cylindrical connection member composed of an insulating material, disposed between the elongated section and the joint section, and connecting the elongated section and the joint section; an electric cable that extends internally through the elongated section, the connection member, and the joint section in a state where the electric cable is electrically insulated from the elongated section and the joint section; and a cover composed of an insulating material and covers outer surfaces of the joint section and the elongated section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071040

Medical manipulator

A medical manipulator including an insertion portion, where the insertion section including a bending portion and an end effector disposed on a distal end side of the insertion portion. The medical manipulator further including a motor configured to generate a first drive force for moving the bending portion; a lever configured to generate a second drive force for moving the bending portion, the lever being used to move the bending portion instead of the motor; a wire configured to transmit the first drive force or the second drive force to the bending portion; and a transmission blocking device configured to switch from the first drive force to the second drive force.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071034

Medical manipulator system

A medical manipulator system including an endoscope; a manipulator, the manipulator comprising a through-hole configured to hold the endoscope, wherein the manipulator is configured to move the endoscope; an operating unit configured to output an operating command; and a controller comprising one or more processors, the one or more processors configured to: acquire an image of the endoscope in a first configuration, the first configuration being a configuration of the endoscope at least partially inserted into the through-hole, the image comprising an inner surface of the through-hole; recognize a type of the endoscope based on the image; assign the endoscope to a recognized type of endoscope; receive an operating command from the operating unit; change the operating command based on the recognized type of endoscope to a changed operating command; and control the manipulator under the changed operating command.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071013

Surgical device having changeable elements

An electrosurgical device kit includes an elongate first member, an elongate second member disposed adjacent to the first member, the second member being at least movably coupled to the first member, a first electrode head removably attachable to the first member, a second electrode head removably attachable to the first member, and a third electrode head coupled to the second member. The first, second, and third electrode heads are configured to apply a current to a tissue, the first and second electrode heads being non-identical.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070975

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

03/15/18 / #20180070805

Image pickup apparatus and endoscope

An image pickup apparatus includes a flexible substrate, the flexible substrate includes a plurality of functional regions segmented by bending portions, one of the functional regions is an image pickup device mounting region, one of the functional regions is at least two electronic component mounting regions folded at the bending portions, and one of the functional regions is at least one wiring region provided between the adjacent mounting regions of the flexible substrate, the image pickup device mounting region has a largest surface shape among the plurality of functional regions, and the plurality of functional regions decrease in length of each of at least paired opposing sides of each surface shape, in a stepwise manner as a distance from the image pickup device mounting region increases.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070803

Imaging device and endoscope system

An imaging device includes: an optical system configured to concentrate incident light; an image sensor configured to receive the light entering from the optical system and perform photoelectric conversion to generate an electrical signal; a flexible printed board on which a signal cable and an electronic component are mounted, the flexible printed board being connected to an electronic pad of the image sensor; and a light-shielding member arranged between the optical system and the image sensor, a part of the light-shielding member being folded or bent to be in contact with a side surface of the optical system, and the light-shielding member being configured to shield the light entering from a direction of the side surface of the optical system and/or from between the optical system and the image sensor. The light-shielding member is a board including a circuit layer and electrically conducting with the flexible printed board.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070799

Imaging device, endoscope system, and method of manufacturing imaging device

An imaging device includes: an image sensor including a light receiving unit, and sensor electrodes; a relay board including at least one rectangular substrate, one or more electronic components, a body part, substrate electrodes, cable electrodes, and pins standing on the substrate and configured to electrically connect the substrate electrodes and the cable electrodes, wherein the substrate electrodes are electrically and mechanically connected with the sensor electrodes; and a cable assembly including cables, and a cable fixing member, wherein cores of the cables exposed on an connection face of the cable fixing member are electrically and mechanically connected with the cable electrodes. A coefficient of thermal expansion of the image sensor, a coefficient of thermal expansion of the relay board, and a coefficient of thermal expansion of the cable assembly vary gradually in descending order or ascending order.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070798

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

An image processing apparatus includes: a candidate region detection unit configured to detect, from an image acquired by imaging inside a lumen of a living body, a candidate region for a specific region that is a region where a specific part in the lumen has been captured; a candidate region information acquiring unit configured to acquire information related to the candidate region detected by the candidate region detection unit; an identification means determination unit configured to determine an identification means for identification of, based on the information related to the candidate region, whether or not the candidate region is the specific region; and an identification unit configured to identify whether or not the candidate region is the specific region by using the identification means determined by the identification means determination unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070086

Compressed image data transmitting device, compressed image data transmitting and receiving system, compressed image data transmitting method, and non-transitory medium saving program

. . . . A compressed image data transmitting device includes a compression unit dividedly reading captured image data from an image capturing element a plurality of times and performing a compression process on the captured image data to generate compressed image data; a determining unit determining whether a compressed image data occupancy ratio is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value; and a control unit instructing the compression unit to stop reading the captured image data when the compressed image data occupancy ratio is equal to or larger than the predetermined threshold value. When the captured image data which has not been read from the compression unit is present in the image capturing element, the control unit instructs the image capturing element not to perform the image capturing, and subsequently instructs the image capturing element to perform the image capturing operation after the above-mentioned captured image data is no longer present.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070000

Imaging system, instruction terminal, response terminal, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging system includes: an instruction terminal configured to transmit, via a network, specific time-point information used to cause each of a plurality of response terminals to perform specific operation at a specific time-point, to each of the plurality of response terminals; and the plurality of response terminals configured to receive, via the network, the specific time-point information and execute the specific operation at the specific time-point. Before transmitting the specific time-point information, the instruction terminal transmits time-point information including at least information that corresponds to a time-point clocked by the instruction terminal, to each of the plurality of response terminals, and the response terminal adjusts the time-point clocked by the response terminal to the time-point information when the response terminal has received the time-point information, and thereafter, the response terminal executes the specific operation at the specific time-point when the response terminal receives the specific time-point information.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180069988

Image processing device, medical observation system, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing image processing program

An image processing device including a hue acquiring unit and a lightness acquiring unit that respectively acquire hue information and lightness information of each pixel from an original color image, a color-component selecting unit that selects a color component associated with a hue range, of a plurality of hue ranges, to which the hue information of each pixel belongs as a conversion-target color component of the pixel, and a color-converted-image generating unit that generates a color-converted image in which a gradation value based on the lightness information acquired by the lightness acquiring unit is applied to the conversion-target color component selected by the color-component selecting unit from the color components of the pixels.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068452

Image processing device

An image processing device includes: a plurality of label data generation units which generate label data in which a predetermined label is assigned to each of a plurality of pixels in each of a plurality of divided images; a plurality of label integration information generation units which correspond to the respective label data generation units and generate label integration information representing association of labels included in the label data in order to integrate label data generated by a corresponding label data generation unit and label data generated by another label data generation unit; a plurality of label integration units which generate integrated label data in which respective pieces of label data corresponding to neighboring divided images are integrated; and a label integration processing control unit which distributes the label data to the respective label integration units such that computational loads to integrate the label data are equalized.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068413

Image processing device and image processing method

There is provided an image processing device includes an image processing section including a pipeline in which a plurality of processing modules is connected in series, and a system control section performing setting the pipeline processing to be performed by the image processing section. Each of the processing modules includes a data buffer temporarily store the data, on arithmetic section configured to perform an arithmetic operation of the process according to a setting of processing content by the system control section, and a control section configured to select a data transfer path within the processing module and control an operation of the data buffer according to a setting of a data transfer path by the system control section. ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067309

Display system, mobile information unit, wearable terminal and information display method

A display system, that is capable of displaying substantially the same content on a wearable terminal that is attached to the head of a user and has a first display section, and on a unit other than the wearable terminal that has a second display, comprises a controller that determines an object the user is gazing at, and a display controller that controls update of display states based on the object that has been determined, when an image, that has been displayed on the second display, is displayed on the first display.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067298

Imaging apparatus, endoscopic system, and imaging apparatus manufacturing method

An imaging apparatus includes: an optical system configured to collect incident light; an imaging element including a light receiver configured to receive light input from the optical system and perform photoelectric conversion to generate an electrical signal; and an optical system adhesive layer configured to bond the optical system to a principal surface of the imaging element where the light receiver is provided. The optical system adhesive layer is a photosensitive transparent adhesive for which patterning is performed through a photolithography process and which has a function of determining a position of the optical system relative to the light receiver.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067297

Microscope-image processing apparatus, microscope-image processing method, and microscope-image processing program

A microscope-image processing apparatus including: a processor including hardware, wherein the processor is configured to implement: a captured-region-image generating portion configured to generate a captured-region image by pasting together a plurality of partial images acquired by using a microscope while changing a viewing field with respect to a sample; an uncaptured-region-color setting portion configured to set pixel values of an uncaptured region based on pixel values of rows of pixels at at least one side of the partial images that are positioned at edge portions of the captured-region image generated by the captured-region-image generating portion; and an image combining portion configured to generate a combined image by combining the captured-region image generated by the captured-region-image generating portion and an uncaptured-region image that has the pixel values set by the uncaptured-region-color setting portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067282

Single-focus optical system and optical apparatus using the same

A single-focus optical system includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power. The first lens unit includes at least a first sub-unit, a second sub-unit, and a third sub-unit. ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067281

Single-focus optical system and optical apparatus using the same

A single-focus optical system includes in order from an enlargement side, a first lens unit, and a second lens unit having a positive refractive power. A lens component is one of a single lens and a cemented lens. ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064908

Variable stiffness medical device

A device including a catheter (14) and a medical instrument (12). The catheter includes an inner portion (16) and one or more unlocking features (18). ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064531

Osseointegrative adjustable ossicular prosthesis

An otologic prosthesis is disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, the device includes a set of crimping prongs comprising a lattice structure provided on a surface of each crimping prong in the set of crimping prongs to support and promote osseointegration. ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064436

Suture device

A suture device including: an elongated shaft member extending along a longitudinal axis; a pair of gripping members provided at a distal end of the elongated shaft member in a pivotable manner about a pivot orthogonal to the longitudinal axis so as to be opened and closed relative to each other; and a passing mechanism which passes a suture needle between the gripping members, in which the gripping members include: fitting hole portions which are formed along an opening-closing direction of the gripping members, and to which the suture needle is detachably fitted; and contact portions which are brought into contact with front and back surfaces of a suture object in a course of a closing action of the gripping members so as to suppress a movement of the suture object along the front surface of the suture object.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064423

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

An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus generates an ultrasound image based on an ultrasound signal acquired by an ultrasound probe having an ultrasound transducer. The ultrasound transducer transmits an ultrasound wave to an observation target and receives the ultrasound wave reflected from the observation target. ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064323

Scanning endoscope and method for controlling the same

A scanning endoscope including an optical fiber scanner that vibrates a distal end of the optical fiber that guides illumination light and emits the illumination light from the distal end thereof, a controller that conducts control for vibrating the optical fiber at a certain driving frequency set according to a resonance frequency of the optical fiber and for controlling amplitude of the vibration so as to be changed at a certain modulation frequency, and a movement detector that detects the resonance frequency of the optical fiber, wherein the controller changes the driving frequency and the modulation frequency at the same rate as the rate of change of the resonance frequency when the resonance frequency of the optical fiber detected by the movement detector changes.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064314

Image sensor, endoscope, and endoscope system

An image sensor includes: a light reception unit; first transfer lines; a constant current source; second transfer lines; a reading unit; a control unit; a dielectric interposed between the first and second transfer lines formed in pairs; a first chip including at least the light reception unit, the plurality of first transfer lines, and the constant current source, each being mounted on the first chip; and a second chip including at least the second transfer lines mounted on the second chip. The first chip is configured such that the second chip is stacked on a back surface of a light receiving surface of the light reception unit, and each of the second transfer lines is arranged at a position facing one of the first transfer lines with the dielectric interposed between the first and second transfer lines.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064310

Flexible tube insertion apparatus

An flexible tube insertion apparatus includes a tubular insertion section including a bending portion and a flexible tube portion, variable stiffness sections to cause a change in a level of a bending stiffness of the flexible tube portion, a variable stiffness control section that controls the change in the bending stiffness by the variable stiffness sections; and a time setting section that sets a time period. The variable stiffness control section causes the bending stiffness of the variable stiffness sections to change in such a manner that the relationship of levels between the bending stiffness of adjacent variable stiffness sections is switched at the set time period when the variable stiffness control section determines that the flexible tube portion is passing through a flexure of the subject.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063925

Light source device and endoscope system

. . A light source device includes a light-emitting device configured to emit laser light, a light-receiving device configured to output a received light signal having an output current according to an amount of received laser light, a drive signal supply section configured to supply to the light-emitting device, a drive signal, and a determination section configured to determine occurrence/non-occurrence of a failure in the drive signal supply section based on one of a drive current of the drive signal and a forward voltage of the light-emitting device, and to determine occurrence/non-occurrence of deterioration of the light-emitting device and/or the light-receiving device based on another of the drive current and the forward voltage and the output current.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063503

Image observation apparatus

An image observation apparatus 10 includes an imaging unit 30 that images a specimen k and obtains a magnified image of the specimen, a display 50 that displays an image, a condition determiner that determines whether a state of the specimen with respect to the imaging unit satisfies a specific condition, and a controller that displays the magnified image obtained by the imaging unit on the display when the condition determiner determines the state of the specimen with respect to the imaging unit satisfies the specific condition.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063473

Camera system, camera, interchangeable lens, and storage medium storing control program for camera system thereon

A camera system includes a lens-changeable camera body and an interchangeable lens. The camera system includes a usage history information collecting unit configured to collect a plurality of usage history information related to a usage state of the camera system, a usage history information storage unit configured to store the collected usage history information, an information extracting unit configured to extract, from a plurality of the usage history information stored in the usage history information storage unit, usage history information related to the interchangeable lens being attached, and a lens-related information storage unit configured to store the extracted usage history information related to the interchangeable lens.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063380

Image processing device

An image processing device including: a luminance obtaining unit that obtains the luminance values of pixels in a region of interest that is at least part of an input image; and a luminance correcting unit that corrects the luminance values of the pixels on the basis of the luminance values obtained by the luminance obtaining unit, such that the distribution range of the luminance values of the pixels in the region of interest is narrowed while maintaining the magnitude relationship between the luminance values in the image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062595

Semiconductor device

In a semiconductor device, a first variable gain amplifier and a second variable gain amplifier constitute a switched capacitor type variable gain amplifier. A selection switch switches connection among the first variable gain amplifier, the second variable gain amplifier, and a load circuit such that the first variable gain amplifier and the load circuit are connected to each other when an amplification factor of the first variable gain amplifier is a predetermined gain or less, and the second variable gain amplifier is connected between the first variable gain amplifier and the load circuit when the amplification factor of the first variable gain amplifier is larger than the predetermined gain.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061779

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a first pad, a second pad, a first micro-bump, a first resin layer, and an insulating layer. The first substrate has a first semiconductor layer and a first wire layer. ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061029

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium storing image processing program of image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus includes a deterioration degree detector which detects a deterioration degree of each pixel of image data, a deterioration degree change determination unit which determines a degree of a change of the deterioration degree in a predetermined region including a reference pixel and a neighboring pixel therearound in the image data on the basis of the deterioration degree, a correction value setting unit which sets a correction value to correct a deterioration of the reference pixel on the basis of the degree of the change of the deterioration degree, and a correction processor which corrects data regarding the reference pixel on the basis of at least the correction value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180059398

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

An image processing device includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire first and second image groups in different first and second directions; a flatness calculation unit configured to calculate first flatness representing a gradient of a shading component in the first direction and calculate second flatness representing a gradient of a shading component in the second direction; a flat area detection unit configured to detect an area, as a flat area, including a position having a minimum gradient of a shading component in an image based on the first and second flatness; and a correction gain calculation unit configured to calculate a correction gain for correcting shading in an image with reference to a correction gain in the flat area by using a luminance ratio in the common area.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180059397

Microscope system

Provided is a microscope system including: an objective lens that focuses, on a specimen, illumination light produced by a light source; an illumination-area switching mechanism that is disposed between the objective lens and the specimen and that switches an illumination area irradiated with the illumination light focused by the objective lens among a plurality of illumination areas on the specimen that are located outside the objective optical axis of the objective lens; and an inner focus lens that is disposed on the objective optical axis between the light source and the objective lens and that changes the focus position of the objective lens in the direction along the objective optical axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180059360

Imaging apparatus and focus adjustment method

An imaging device comprises an image sensor on which phase difference detection pixels are formed, a rapid shooting controller that carries out rapid shooting of still pictures by causing operation of the image sensor, and generates and stores image data based on image signals output by the image sensor, and a controller for focusing control that carries out the rapid shooting and causes operation of the image sensor between one exposure of the rapid shooting and the next to carry out first focus detection based on focus detection signals generated by the phase difference detection pixels, carries out second focus detection based on focus detection signals generated by the phase difference detection pixels as a result of the rapid shooting, and carries out focus adjustment based on results of the first focus detection and results of the second focus detection.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055588

Medical manipulator system

In order to improve work efficiency of inserting manipulators into proximal ends of an over tube, a medical manipulator system includes: manipulators having, at the proximal ends, proximal-end driving parts; an over tube having channels through which the manipulators pass; and a base provided with support parts to which proximal end parts of the over tube are attached, and driving sources that supply driving force to the proximal-end driving parts, wherein each support part includes a movable part movable between a first position where the longitudinal axis of the proximal end part is supported horizontally and a second position where the proximal end is supported at a further position from the top surface, and an urging part that moves the movable part to the second position during the proximal-end driving part is not connected to the driving source.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055568

Automatic irrigation-coordinated lithotripsy

Systems and methods for controlling an irrigation flow rate during a lithotripsy procedure are provided. The system includes a laser configured for lithotripsy procedure, a lithotripsy irrigation system, and a temperature sensor configured to provide input to enable control of a flow of the lithotripsy irrigation system in response to a change in temperature from the operation of the laser.. ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055555

Therapeutic energy applying structure and medical treatment device

A therapeutic energy applying structure includes: an insulating substrate; an electric resistance pattern provided on one surface of the insulating substrate to generate heat by applying current; a connection portion provided on the one surface of the insulating substrate and configured to be electrically connected to the electric resistance pattern, the connection portion having a lower electric resistance value than the electric resistance pattern; and a heat transfer plate facing the one surface of the insulating substrate to transfer the heat from the electric resistance pattern to a body tissue. The insulating substrate and the heat transfer plate have an elongated shape extending in a same direction. ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055372

Image processing apparatus and endoscope apparatus

An image processing apparatus including: an image acquisition device for observing a living body; a blood vessel recognition device that irradiates the living body with an exploration laser beam and that recognizes a blood vessel; an arithmetic operation unit that calculates a first laser spot position on a first frame acquired by the image acquisition device when the blood vessel is recognized and that adds a mark corresponding to the first laser spot to a position on a second frame corresponding to the first frame, the second frame being acquired at a time different from the time of the first frame; and a display unit for displaying, on an image acquired by the image acquisition device, a plurality of the marks added by the arithmetic operation unit as a result of the blood vessel being recognized at a plurality of different times.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055346

Light control device and diagnostic device

A light control device that performs, on an optical path of a light, optical control with respect to the light, comprises a blade, a rotary shaft member, a light control element, an upper substrate, and a lower substrate. The upper substrate is provided perpendicular to the rotary shaft member on one end of the rotary shaft member, has a first side surface positioned on the optical path side, and is formed to define a first space lateral to the first side surface and above a blade. ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055345

Endoscope processor

An endoscope processor is used in combination with a scanning type endoscope capable of scanning an object by swinging an optical fiber that transmits illumination light supplied from a light source portion and displacing an irradiation position of the illumination light, and includes: a photodetection portion configured to detect return light from the object irradiated with the illumination light and generate and successively output a photodetection signal according to the detected return light; an image generation portion configured to generate an observation image of the object based on the photodetection signal; and a determination portion configured to determine whether or not the illumination light emitted through the optical fiber is intensively radiated to a minimum area, based on a magnitude of dispersion of brightness in the observation image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055342

Endoscope and optical transmission module

An endoscope includes an insertion portion including an optical transmission module on a distal end portion, and an operation portion, the optical transmission module includes an optical fiber, a light emitting element, a holding member provided with a through-hole, a wiring board in which the light emitting element is bonded to a first main surface and the holding member is joined to the second main surface, and a transparent resin filling a space between a light emitting portion of the light emitting element and a distal end face of the optical fiber, and an entire periphery of a distal end portion of the optical fiber is tapered.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055340

Endoscope apparatus and endoscope

An endoscope apparatus includes: an endoscope including an insertion portion, a suction conduit, a by-pass conduit, a suction button, and a solenoid valve; a high-frequency knife; and a valve opening/closing portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055336

Bend information computation apparatus, endoscope system including bend information computation apparatus, bend information computation method, and program for bend information computation

A bend information computation apparatus is to compute bend information representing a direction and a magnitude of bend of a target group including targets disposed at an identical position along a light guide. Each target modulates the intensity of guided light in accordance with the direction and magnitude of bend. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054580

Image sensor and endoscope

An image sensor includes: unit pixels; first transfer lines; a constant current source; a reset noise removal unit; a second transfer line; and a control unit configured to drive output units of the unit pixels respectively positioned in different rows at a same time in at least a part of a period, to drive a charge transfer unit of the unit pixel positioned in one row and perform a reset noise removal operation, then to transfer the signal to the second transfer line while keeping an output unit of the unit pixel driven, and to drive a charge transfer unit of the unit pixel positioned in another row and perform the reset noise removal operation, in an operation period in which an output unit of the unit pixel positioned in the one row transfers the signal to the second transfer line.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054551

Observation apparatus, observation method and observation system

An observation apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to take an image of an object, a driving mechanism configured to move the imaging unit, a control circuit configured to control an operation of the driving mechanism and an operation of the imaging unit in association with each other, and a position designation unit configured to designate a priority observation position in part of the object. The control circuit moves the imaging unit to the priority observation position on a priority basis when the control circuit controls the operation of the driving mechanism and the operation of the imaging unit in association with each other to observe a predetermined region including the part of the object.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052314

Microscope

Provided is a microscope including: a chamber storing a solution in which a cuvette accommodating a solution together with a sample is immersed and that has an index of refraction identical to that of the solution; an immersion objective lens being placed outside the chamber and collecting light from the sample; a camera acquiring an image of the light collected by the lens; a targeting section moving the lens in a direction along a detection light axis thereof; and a movable stage supporting the cuvette in the chamber so as to be movable in at least a direction along the detection light axis. Each of the cuvette and the chamber has a transparent section that can transmit light coming from the sample. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052310

Single-focus optical system and optical apparatus using the same

A single-focus optical system includes in order from an enlargement side, a first lens unit, and a second lens unit having a positive refractive power. A lens component is one of a single lens and a cemented lens. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052300

Single-focus optical system and optical apparatus using the same

A single-focus optical system includes 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 positive refractive power. The first lens unit includes a reduction-side lens component closest to the reduction side, and a shape of the reduction-side lens component is a meniscus shape having a convex surface directed toward the enlargement side. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052298

Lens driving apparatus

A lens driving apparatus includes a holding mechanism that holds a movable frame holding a lens at a position close to a reference position. A controller controls a first driving unit and a second driving unit so that the movable frame is held at the reference position when the power is turned off.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052297

Lens retaining method, method for manufacturing lens-portion set, and lens-portion set

A lens retaining method for retaining a lens in a lens retaining frame includes: arranging the lens in the lens retaining frame such that a lens surface of the lens is brought into contact with a protrusion of the lens retaining frame that protrudes in a radial direction; filling, after the lens has been arranged, an adhesive into a space formed between the lens surface and the protrusion, the space being partitioned in an axial direction by the lens surface and the protrusion; and curing the adhesive after the adhesive has been filled into the space.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050456

Grasping mechanism and grasping device

A grasping mechanism including a first grasping piece and a second grasping piece that are coupled with each other so as to be pivotable about a pivoting axis, a pulling pulley that is supported by the second grasping piece so as to be rotatable about a rotation axis parallel to the pivoting axis, and a wire whose distal end is secured to one grasping piece and that is wound around the pulling pulley so that a resultant force of tensile forces on both sides of the pulling pulley flanking the rotation axis generates a rotational moment about the pivoting axis in a closing direction of the second grasping piece.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049831

Medical manipulator system

A medical manipulator system including: a manipulator with a flexible insertion portion, a movable part at a distal end of the insertion portion, a detachable drive unit at a proximal end of the insertion portion, and a pair of tension transmission members transmitting a driving force generated in the drive unit to move the movable part; an input unit inputting an operation command for the manipulator; and a control unit controlling the drive unit based on the input operation command, the drive unit having a displacement sensor detecting displacement direction and amount of the tension transmission members and a tension-difference sensor detecting a tension difference between the tension transmission members, the control unit has a storage unit storing characteristics of the tension transmission members and a setting unit setting a control parameter for controlling the drive unit based on the characteristics and the detected tension difference, displacement amount and direction.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049797

Replacable debrider blade module with latching mechanism

A blade assembly comprising: a tip including two or more tubes, wherein the two or more tubes include at least: an outer tube and an inner tube; and a mechanical enclosure including: a locking spline having a longitudinal axis; and a slide lock; wherein the slide lock slides along the longitudinal axis of the locking spline and over the locking spline forming a locked state so that rotational movement of the locking spline, around the longitudinal axis of the locking spline, is prevented; and wherein the outer tube is coupled to the locking spline so that rotational movement of the outer tube, around the longitudinal axis of the locking spline, is prevented during the locked state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049760

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

02/22/18 / #20180049730

Biopsy sample retention mechanism

An apparatus, comprising: a biopsy needle having a distal end and a proximal end, all or a portion of the biopsy needle being movable between a collapsed state and an expanded state; a sheath having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the biopsy needle in the collapsed state is contained within the sheath, and in the expanded state at least the distal end of the biopsy needle extends from the distal end of the sheath; wherein the biopsy needle is provided with two or more sleeves, which at least partially overlap in the collapsed configuration and which cylindrically expand to provide an increased radius, relative to a radius in the collapsed state, for sampling in the expanded configuration, and wherein a cross section of the distal end of the biopsy needle in the expanded state is a substantially circular cross section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049633

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a first substrate including a plurality of first pixels and a plurality of second pixels., a second substrate including a plurality of third pixels and facing the first substrate, and a processing unit. The plurality of third pixels receive light transmitted through the plurality of first pixels. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049632

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: an illumination unit that sequentially radiates illumination light of three colors of rgb onto a subject; an image acquisition unit that captures the illumination light reflected at the subject; a control unit that controls the image acquisition unit so as to sequentially capture the illumination light of the three colors and so as to capture the illumination light of at least one color other than g, a plurality of times for different exposure times, thereby causing the image acquisition unit to acquire component images of the three colors; a dynamic-range expanding unit that generates an expanded component image by compositing the plurality of component images of the at least one color; and an image generating unit that generates a colored endoscope image by compositing the expanded component image of the at least one color and the component images of the other colors.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049629

Signal processing apparatus and endoscope system

A first signal processing apparatus includes: an image processing unit configured to at least execute a composition process of generating composed image information in which first image information or second image information and textual information are superimposed; and a control unit configured to control the process of the image processing unit in accordance with communication with a second signal processing apparatus. The control unit selects either one of the first image information and the second image information, and when the second image information is selected, the control unit outputs a first command for instructing the second signal processing apparatus not to superimpose the second image information and the textual information related to the second image information, and causes the image processing unit to generate composite image information in which the second image information and the textual information related to the second image information are superimposed.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049628

Imaging unit, imaging module, and endoscope

An imaging unit includes: a semiconductor package including an image sensor and a connection electrode; a circuit board including a main body including a connection land, and an attachment portion protruding on a back surface of the main body and including cable connection electrodes formed on at least two opposing side surfaces; electronic components mounted on an electronic component mounting area on the back surface; and cables electrically and mechanically connected to the cable connection electrodes of the attachment portion. The attachment portion protrudes from the main body such that a center plane of the two side surfaces is shifted from a center plane of side surfaces parallel to the two side surfaces, and at least one side surface is perpendicular to the back surface of the main body. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049627

Imaging unit and endoscope

An imaging unit includes: an image sensor configured to generate an image signal by receiving light and performing photoelectric conversion; and a relay member including a plurality of silicon substrates laminated on a back surface side of the image sensor opposite to a light receiving surface of the image sensor, planar type electronic devices being formed on the silicon substrates, and relay the image sensor and a signal cable that transmits the image signal. The relay member includes a multilayer wiring layer laminated on an outermost surface of the silicon substrate, and the multilayer wiring layer includes, on an outermost surface, a material allowing the signal cable to be connected.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049625

Endoscope

An endoscope includes: an operation lever portion provided in an operation portion, the operation lever portion including an operation shaft and being capable of adjusting a bending angle of a bending portion in linkage with a tilting action; a sliding body disposed so as to be freely movable back and forth in an axial direction of the operation shaft; a flexible exterior cover watertightly fixed to the operation portion so as to cover an outer periphery of the sliding body and the operation shaft, the flexible exterior cover being deformable by fluctuation of an internal pressure of the operation portion; and a return member configured to return the sliding body to a side of the operation portion when the internal pressure of the operation portion is depressurized.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049621

Optical unit and endoscope

An optical unit includes: a fixed portion configured to hold at least one of an object side fixed lens group and an image side fixed lens group; a movable portion configured to hold a movable lens group between the object side fixed lens group and the image side fixed lens group; and a voice coil motor configured to relatively move the movable portion with respect to the fixed portion in a direction of a central axis, the voice coil motor including a coil arranged on the fixed portion, and magnets magnetically polarized in directions orthogonal to the central axis and substantially symmetrical with respect to the central axis. At least two magnets adjacent to each other in a circumferential direction in a cross section orthogonal to the central axis are arranged so as to be shifted in opposite directions in a circumferential direction.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048856

Relay device and medical device

An interface module 61 relays control signal communication between a main cpu 621 and a light source control cpu 651 and between the main cpu 621 and a camera head cpu 242. The interface module 61 includes an fpga 610 having cpu i/fs 611 to 613 that correspond to communication schemes of cpus 621, 651, and 242, respectively, and first and second storage units 615 (617) and 616 (618). ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048818

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

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, an image processor, and a controller. The imaging unit images a subject field to generate an image in a set imaging drive mode of a first imaging drive mode for live-view display and a second imaging drive mode for still image shooting. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048808

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

02/15/18 / #20180048790

Imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

An imaging device includes: an image sensor including a plurality of pixels; a transmission cable configured to transmit power to the image sensor; a power source provided on a proximal end side of the transmission cable and configured to supply a voltage to the image sensor; a pulse signal superimposing unit provided on the proximal end side of the transmission cable and configured to superimpose a pulse signal on the voltage; a separator connected between the image sensor and the transmission cable and configured to separate an offset voltage and a pulse voltage from the voltage; a pulse signal detector connected between the separator and the transmission cable on a distal end side of the transmission cable and configured to detect the pulse signal superimposed on the offset voltage; and a timing generator configured to generate a driving signal based on the detected pulse signal.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047773

Imaging device

In an imaging device, a plurality of first photoelectric conversion units generate a first signal based on first visible light and infrared light. A plurality of second photoelectric conversion units generate a second signal based on only second visible light. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047771

Semiconductor device

A semiconductor device includes a pixel array, a plurality of column circuits, an amplifier, switch arrays of a first layer to an nth layer, and signal lines of the first layer to the nth layer. N is an integer of two or more. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047694

Semiconductor device

A first surface of a first substrate included in a semiconductor device includes a first area in which a plurality of first connecting portions are disposed and a second area in which a plurality of second connecting portions are disposed. A second surface of a second substrate included in the semiconductor device includes a third area in which the plurality of first connecting portions are disposed and a fourth area in which the plurality of second connecting portions are disposed. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047165

Image processing apparatus and endoscopic system

An image processing apparatus performs image processing based on image data output from an image sensor by receiving reflected light of illumination light reflected from a subject and distance measurement data representing a distance to the subject. The image processing apparatus includes a processor including hardware. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047163

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

An image processing apparatus includes: a luminal shooting situation analysis unit configured to analyze a luminal shooting situation determined based on a relationship between a subject and an imaging unit that shoots the subject in a luminal image obtained by shooting an inside of a lumen; and a specific region detection unit configured to detect a specific region in accordance with the luminal shooting situation.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045948

Stereo image pickup unit

A stereo image pickup unit includes a first image pickup device configured to receive a first optical image formed by a first objective optical system, a second image pickup device configured to receive a second optical image formed by a second objective optical system, a single centering glass that is disposed on optical paths of the respective first and second optical images and to which light receiving surfaces of the respective first and second image pickup devices are positioned and fixed through bonding, and a holding frame that holds the first and second image pickup devices through the centering glass.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045944

Specimen observation apparatus and specimen observation method

A specimen observation apparatus includes: a light source; an illumination optical system; a stage; an imaging optical system; and a reflection member disposed at a position opposed to the imaging optical system across the stage. The illumination optical system is disposed so as to apply illumination light from the light source to a specimen. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045943

Microscope

A microscope includes a stage on which a specimen is configured to be placed, an epi-illumination optical system having a fluorescence illumination light source configured to irradiate the specimen with excitation light of a predetermined wavelength, a transmitted-light illumination optical system, and a light shielding member. The transmitted-light illumination optical system includes a transmitted-light illumination light source having a white led, and a condenser having a condenser lens configured to collect light emitted from the transmitted-light illumination light source onto the specimen and configured to move in a direction orthogonal to an illumination optical path so as to be insertable onto and removable from the illumination optical path. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045942

Microscope apparatus

A microscope apparatus includes: a light source configured to emit illumination light to illuminate a specimen; a dimming input unit configured to set and input a light amount of the light source in a predetermined dimming range; a switching unit configured to switch a first instruction value instructing the light amount of the light source to a second instruction value larger than the first instruction value when a switching signal to switch the light amount of the light source is input; and a control unit configured to control a light amount of the illumination light emitted from the light source according to the first instruction value set and input by the dimming input unit or the second instruction value obtained by switching by the switching unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045940

Microscope and optical unit

A microscope includes: a main body having: a base portion; a pillar portion vertically disposed on part of an outer edge portion of the base portion; and an arm portion extending from an end of the pillar portion to face the base portion, an opposite end of the pillar portion connecting to the base portion; an objective lens support portion provided on one side of the arm portion facing the base portion and configured to hold an objective lens that is detachable from the objective lens support portion; an observation portion provided on an opposite side of the arm portion and configured to hold an eyepiece that is detachable from the observation portion; and an optical unit configured to hold an optical element. The arm portion includes a holding portion configured to hold the optical unit at a position intersecting with an optical axis of the objective lens.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045935

Observation apparatus, method for controlling observation apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing control program for observation apparatus

An observation apparatus includes an imaging unit that includes an imaging section and an illumination section, a driving mechanism that moves the imaging unit, a position control section, a vessel position acquisition section, an illumination control section, an imaging control section that causes the imaging section to image a sample. The illumination section includes a plurality of emitting sections configured to emit illumination light and illuminates the sample. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045903

Optical-electric circuit board

An optical-electric circuit board includes: a polymer-type optical waveguide substrate provided with a reflective surface which optically couples a first optical path and a second optical path to each other; and electrical wiring, wherein at least a portion of a member which configures the reflective surface is formed of a conductive member, the electrical wiring is formed of first wiring disposed on a side of a first principal surface of the optical waveguide substrate and second wiring disposed on a side of a second principal surface of the optical waveguide substrate, and the conductive member electrically connects the first wiring and the second wiring with each other.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045868

Microscope

A microscope includes: a stage on which a specimen is placed; an illumination optical system that includes a monochromatic light led chip and a phosphor filter, which is arranged to be insertable and removable on and from an illumination optical path and is excited by light having a specific wavelength band irradiated from the monochromatic light led chip to emit fluorescence having a longer wavelength relative to the light, the illumination optical system being configured to irradiate the specimen with illumination light; and an observation optical system that includes an absorption filter which is insertable and removable on and from an observation optical path and selectively takes fluorescence having a predetermined wavelength from the fluorescence emitted from the specimen.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045508

Interference fringe projection optical system and shape measurement apparatus

An interference fringe generating optical system generates an interference fringe, and a magnifying optical system magnifies the interference fringe and projects the interference fringe on an object surface. The magnifying optical system includes an incident-side lens group on the side where a light beam forming the interference fringe is incident and an exit-side lens group on the side where the light beam is emitted and the interference fringe is projected towards the object surface. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042741

Solid wire ureteral stent

Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a solid wire and a delivery catheter. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042663

High-frequency generator for electric surgical instrument

A high-frequency generator for an electric surgical instrument that treats a living tissue includes a power supply that generates a power, and a resonant circuit that excites a high-frequency signal. The resonant circuit includes a parallel resonant circuit which is connected to the power supply, and a series resonant circuit which is coupled to the parallel resonant circuit and is connected to the electric surgical instrument. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042662

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

An operation method of an electric power source device for operating a high-frequency treatment instrument configured to perform a high-frequency treatment on a biological tissue includes causing a high-frequency electric power source circuit to output electric power; acquiring an initial impedance value in a first period from a start of the output; determining an increase rate of an output voltage relative to time; increasing the output voltage of the high-frequency electric power source circuit in accordance with the increase rate in a second period; acquiring the value relating to impedance of the biological tissue in the second period; and terminating the second period after the value relating to the impedance reaches a minimum value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042660

Electrosurgical generator

An electrosurgical generator, which has a high-voltage dc power supply unit and a resonant circuit connected thereto. The resonant circuit has an output transformer, the primary winding of which is part of the resonant circuit and the secondary winding of which is connected to connections for an electrosurgical instrument. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042657

Treatment instrument

A treatment instrument includes: a first treatment section which includes a first body including a first contact surface and a second body including a second contact surface; a movement mechanism which is configured to switch between a closed position in which the first contact surface and the second contact surface are close to each other, and an opened position in which the first contact surface and the second contact surface are distant from each other; and a second treatment section which is disposed on a distal side along the longitudinal axis with respect to the first treatment section when the first contact surface and the second contact surface are located in the closed position, and which is configured to apply energy to the living tissue to incise or separate the living tissue.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042638

Medical device

A medical device includes, a vibration transmitting member configured to be capable of transmitting vibration for use in a treatment; a jaw configured to move between an abutted position where the jaw abuts on the vibration transmitting member, and a spaced position where the jaw is spaced apart from the vibration transmitting member; and a cover provided in such a position that the vibration transmitting member is interposed between the cover and the jaw, and configured such that a first distal portion, which is located at a distal end of the cover, comes in contact with the vibration transmitting member, when the jaw is located in the abutted position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042588

Device for creating a local vacuum at a distal end of a sampling device

A device for tissue sampling that comprises a needle, a stylet and a sealing member. The needle comprises a distal tip, a proximal end, and one or more interior portions. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042587

Biopsy needle

A biopsy needle includes an outer needle being tubular and having a first needle tip at one end of the outer needle in a longitudinal direction, and an inner needle having a pillar shape and configured to be inserted into and movable in the outer needle in the longitudinal direction of the outer needle. The inner needle includes: a distal end portion having a second needle tip at a distal end of the inner needle and having an inclined surface inclined toward the second needle tip at the distal end; a notch portion having a notch on a side surface closer to a proximal end side of the inner needle than the inclined surface to collect body tissues; and a guide portion leading from the distal end portion to the notch portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042519

Position detection system and operation method of position detection system

A position detection system includes: a detection target; detection coils each outputting a detection signal of strength of the alternating magnetic field; a guidance magnetic field generator including a magnetic field generation source, and a driving mechanism, wherein at least a part of the guidance magnetic field generator is formed of a conductor that generates an interference magnetic field; and a processor configured to: control an operation of the driving mechanism; calculate a correction value by using at least one of a position and a posture of the conductor; correct the measured value by using the correction value; and calculate at least one of a position and a posture of the detection target based on the corrected measured value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042470

Light source device for endoscope and endoscope system

A light source device for endoscope includes: an irradiation portion capable of radiating excitation light; a rotating body provided on an optical axis of the excitation light and configured to rotate with a rotating shaft as a center; a phosphor arranged in an irradiation area of the excitation light, and configured to generate fluorescence by being irradiated with the excitation light; a light quantity control portion configured to control irradiation intensity or irradiation time of the excitation light; and a rotation control portion configured to rotate the rotating body at a predetermined speed when the excitation light is radiated with a first irradiation intensity or time and rotate the rotating body faster than the predetermined speed when reducing the irradiation intensity or the irradiation time of the excitation light is reduced in the irradiation intensity or time vis-a-vis the first ones.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042465

Stereoscopic endoscope apparatus

A stereoscopic endoscope apparatus includes: an insertion portion; a variable focus objective optical system; a fixed focus objective optical system; an image pickup section; an image signal generation output section that outputs an image signal for two-dimensional display when a focal length of the variable focus objective optical system and a focal length of the fixed focus objective optical system are different from each other, and outputs an image signal for stereoscopic observation when the focal length of the variable focus objective optical system and the focal length of the fixed focus objective optical system are coincident with each other in the near point observation state.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042463

Endoscope connector

An endoscope connector includes: an outer casing including an attachment hole configured to communicate between an inside and an outside of the outer casing; an electrical connector attached to the attachment hole; a first metal member disposed in the outer casing; a second metal member attached to the electrical connector; an insulating member placed between the first metal member and the second metal member, the insulating member electrically insulating the first metal member and the second metal member from each other; a capacitor fixed to the insulating member; a first conduction member fixed to the insulating member and electrically connected to one leg of the capacitor to be electrically connected to the first metal member; and a second conduction member fixed to the insulating member and electrically connected to another leg of the capacitor to be electrically connected to the second metal member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042462

Treatment tool for endoscope, and method for manufacturing treatment tool for endoscope

A treatment tool includes a second sheath (12) having a slit (12e) through which a guide wire is configured to be taken in and out of a first lumen, and a sheath-retaining part having a guide wire insertion opening (20b) having a slit (20c) and a main opening (20d), wherein a first end portion of the second sheath (12) has a first side cut surface (12g) and a second side cut surface (12h) intersecting in an x-shape, an axially cut surface formed by cutting in parallel to a central axis (o12) from an end surface (12k), an opening surrounded by the first side cut surface (12g), the second side cut surface (12h), and the axially cut surface and communicating with the first lumen at a position overlapping the main opening (20d), and a piece-like part.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042461

Optical system, imaging apparatus, endoscope system, and rangefinder system

The optical system is characterized by a rotationally symmetric front group that is located on a single axis of rotational symmetry passing through the center of an image plane, a rotationally symmetric back group, and an aperture, wherein the front group includes two internal reflecting surfaces and two transmitting surfaces, a light beam incident from at least one object plane on the front group forms an optical path along which the light beam enters a first transmitting surface, is reflected off a first reflecting surface and then off a second reflecting surface, and exits out of a second transmitting surface, and the light beam passes through the back group and aperture and is imaged in a position of the image plane away from the axis of rotational symmetry without being intermediately imaged within a section including the axis of rotational symmetry.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042460

Endoscope system and endoscope

An endoscope system includes an endoscope including an insertion section, an objective lens, a first pipe configured to cause foreign matters to flow through a suction opening provided on a distal end side of the insertion section, a valve configured to switch the first pipe to either one of an open state and a closed state, and a second pipe divided from a part of the first pipe not passing through the valve, a cautery apparatus configured to apply energy to a body tissue, a first suction apparatus configured to suck the foreign matters through the valve in a case where the first pipe is open, and a second suction apparatus configured to suck, through the second pipe, gas containing a solid particle component derived from the body tissue, when energy is applied to the body tissue by the cautery apparatus.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042458

Flexible tube, and insertion device and endoscope employing the flexible tube

The flexible tube includes a plurality of spiral tubes fitted with each other, and each spiral tube is formed by winding a band-like element and includes a densely wound portion and a loosely wound portion. The loosely wound portion of a first spiral tube is covered with the densely wound portion of a second spiral tube, so that the flexible tube has uniform hardness and resiliency. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042456

Attachment unit

An attachment unit includes a tube main body attached to an insertion section of an endoscope and disposed to be rotatable around a longitudinal axis of the insertion section and a fin section protrudingly provided on an outer circumferential surface of the tube main body and spirally extended along a longitudinal axis of the tube main body. In the fin section, a first force amount necessary for bringing down the fin section toward a distal end side direction and a second force amount necessary for bringing down the fin section toward a proximal end side direction, which is an opposite direction of the distal end side, are different. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042455

Attachment unit

An attachment unit includes a tube main body attached to an insertion section of an endoscope and disposed to be rotatable around a longitudinal axis of the insertion section and a fin section protrudingly provided on an outer circumferential surface of the tube main body and spirally extended along a longitudinal axis of the tube main body. In the fin section, a first force amount necessary for bringing down the fin section toward an insertion section distal end side direction and a second force amount necessary for bringing down the fin section toward an insertion section proximal end side direction, which is an opposite direction of the insertion section distal end side direction, are different. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042454

Signal processing apparatus and endoscope system

A first signal processing apparatus, to which a first endoscope apparatus including a first image sensor is detachably attached and communicably connected with a second signal processing apparatus to which a second endoscope apparatus including a second image sensor is attached, the first signal processing apparatus being configured to process a first imaging signal generated by the first image sensor or a second image signal generated by the second image sensor, includes a control unit configured to control a process inside the first signal processing apparatus in accordance with communication with the second signal processing apparatus. The control unit processes the first imaging signal when a first command is received, and when a second command is received, the control unit controls the process inside the first signal processing apparatus to make the process of the second imaging signal to correspond to the second command.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042453

Stereoscopic endoscope apparatus and video processor

A stereoscopic endoscope apparatus includes: an image pickup device configured to pick up optical images for a right eye and a left eye; a similarity degree determination portion configured to receive input of an image signal for the right eye and an image signal for the left eye outputted from the image pickup device, and calculate a similarity degree between the image for the right eye and the image for the left eye; and an image signal output portion configured to switch and output a three-dimensional image signal formed of the image signal for the right eye and the image signal for the left eye and a two-dimensional image signal formed of either one of the image signal for the right eye and the image signal for the left eye, based on the similarity degree calculated by the similarity degree determination portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042452

Flexible tube and endoscope incorporating the flexible tube

A spiral tube that forms a flexible tube used for an insertion section is formed by spirally and densely winding a band-like element wire, and being coated by an external layer from the outer periphery side. In the element wire, adjustment portions are arranged in intervals that are greater than half the circumference of the spiral along the longitudinal direction of the band. ... Olympus Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042450

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element that outputs a video signal and to which a processor drive clock is input from an external image processor. The imaging apparatus father includes a clock generation circuit and a memory. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180042109

Connection structure and image pickup apparatus

A connection structure includes: a wiring board including a plurality of first electrodes that are arranged on a principal surface; a molded interconnect device (mid) made of a non-electroconductive resin as a base material, the mid including a side surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface being parallel to the principal surface of the wiring board and including a plurality of arranged second electrodes, and the side surface being perpendicular to the principal surface of the wiring board; and a plurality of electroconductive members each made of an electroconductive paste, each of the electroconductive members electrically connecting each of the plurality of first electrodes to each of the plurality of second electrodes, in which the plurality of electroconductive members are housed in respective reservoir sections formed by the second member and are not in contact with the non-electroconductive resin.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041734

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 a position detector that acquires photography position information, a communicator that acquires at least one surrounding map image viewable from the photography position when a captured image is captured, and an image generator that generates at least one virtual image of a selected avatar image and the at least one surrounding map image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041690

Focus adjustment device and control method of focus adjustment device

A focus adjustment device includes a focus detection region setting section, a direction determination section and control section. The focus detection region setting section sets focus detection regions which are different in size from one another. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041671

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device including: a light receiving section configured to receive light entering from a light receiving surface; and a plurality of convex electrodes disposed on an opposing surface; an optical system configured to condense the light on the light receiving section; and a wiring board including a plurality of bonded terminals on a main surface, the plurality of bonded terminals respectively bonded to the plurality of convex electrodes, wherein the plurality of convex electrodes are not arranged in a light receiving section facing region that faces a region provided with the light receiving section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041670

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device including a plurality of convex electrodes disposed on an opposing surface; and a wiring board including a plurality of first edge electrodes on a first main surface and a plurality of second edge electrodes on a second main surface, wherein the wiring board is disposed in an upright state on the opposing surface, the plurality of convex electrodes include first convex electrodes and second convex electrodes, the first convex electrodes are bonded to the first edge electrodes, the second convex electrodes are bonded to the second edge electrodes, and the wiring board is held between the first convex electrodes and the second convex electrodes.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041666

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device including a light receiving surface, an opposite surface, and an inclined surface inclined at a first angle, and provided with light receiving surface electrodes on the light receiving surface; a cover glass; and a wiring board including a first main surface and a second main surface, and including wires each connected with each of the light receiving surface electrodes, back surfaces of the light receiving surface electrodes are exposed to a side of the opposite surface, distal end portions of the wires are flying leads bent at a second angle in a relation of a supplementary angle to the first angle and connected with the light receiving surface electrodes, and the second main surface at a distal end portion of the wiring board is directly fixed to the opposite surface arranged in parallel with the second main surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040660

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, an electrode portion, a first substrate connecting portion, an electrostatic protection circuit, and a second substrate connecting portion. A photoelectric conversion element is disposed on the first substrate. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040659

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device including a light receiving surface, an opposite surface, and an inclined surface, and provided with light receiving surface electrodes formed on the light receiving surface; cover glass joined so as to cover the light receiving surface; and a wiring board including second bond electrodes, wherein back surfaces of the light receiving surface electrodes being exposed to an opposite surface side, extended wiring patterns extended from the respective back surfaces of the light receiving surface electrodes through the inclined surface to the opposite surface, each of the extended wiring patterns including a first bond electrode, and the first bond electrode and the second bond electrode being bonded through a bump.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040652

Image pickup module and manufacturing method of image pickup module

An image pickup module includes: an image pickup device provided with a plurality of electrode pads lined up on an inclined surface inclined at an acute first angle to a light receiving surface; and a flexible wiring board provided with a plurality of bond electrodes each bonded with each of the plurality of electrode pads of the image pickup device and lined up in parallel to an end side, and the image pickup module further includes a holding portion that is a triangular angle regulating portion extended from a side face of the wiring board, an angle of which formed by a first side and a second side is the first angle, and a resin member fixing the image pickup device and the wiring board, a relative angle of which is regulated to the first angle by the holding portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040127

Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program product thereon

An image processing device includes at least one processor having hardware. The processor is configured to implement analyzing, in an intraductal image which is an image of inside of a duct, an intraductal imaging situation based on a position of a subject relative to a part that captures an image of the subject. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039059

Microscope system

Provided is a microscope system including: a plurality of objective lenses that are selectively used to collect fluorescence from a specimen; a detecting unit that obtains image information of the specimen on the basis of the fluorescence collected by the objective lens; and an adjustment unit that adjusts the observation range of the specimen s and that divides the observation range into one or more observation regions corresponding to a capture range captured by the detecting unit, wherein the adjustment unit calculates an observation magnification at which the entire well is included in the observation range, the number of observation regions is minimized, and the resolution becomes the highest, on the basis of information about the size of the well in a multi-plate for accommodating the specimen and information about an objective magnification of the objective lens, and adjusts the observation range on the basis of the calculated observation magnification.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039054

Microscope system

Provided is a microscope system including: a galvanometer scanner that scans laser light on a sample; an observation optical system that acquires an image of the sample on which the laser light is scanned by the galvanometer scanner; an roi setting portion that sets a region-of-note, which is an area of note in the sample, so as to serve as an observation roi in the image acquired by the observation optical system; an amount-of-rotation calculating portion that calculates an amount by which the observation roi is rotated about the z-axis in the image in association with rotation of the region-of-note about the z-axis; and a control portion that controls the galvanometer scanner so that the direction in which the laser light is scanned in the region-of-note is made steady on the basis of the amount by which the observation roi is rotated about the z-axis.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039000

Optical unit and image pickup apparatus using the same

The optical unit includes an objective optical system and a splitting element. The splitting element consists of a first right-angle prism, a second right-angle prism, and a third right-angle prism, and has a surface of incidence and an optical splitting surface. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038686

Method of measuring scanning characteristics of optical scanning apparatus and chart for measuring scanning characteristics used in same

A method of measuring scanning characteristics of an optical scanning apparatus allows measurement of scanning characteristics of an actuator. The method includes bringing a tip of the optical scanning apparatus and a chart for measuring scanning characteristics closer together and irradiating illumination light with the actuator in a non-driven state, separating the tip and the chart for measuring scanning characteristics by a predetermined distance while maintaining the relative orientations thereof, and adjusting a drive signal of the actuator so that a scanning area of the illumination light on the chart for measuring scanning characteristics can form a desired shape. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036090

Medical manipulator system

A control unit of a medical manipulator system has a position recognition unit that recognizes the positions of a first manipulator and a second manipulator, an interference prediction unit that predicts whether or not the first manipulator interferes with the second manipulator in a case where the first manipulator is moved along a first movement path, and a mode selection unit that selects any one of a first mode and a second mode such that the first mode is selected in a case where the interference prediction unit predicts that the first manipulator does not interfere with the second manipulator, and the second mode is selected in a case where the interference prediction unit predicts that the first manipulator interferes with the second manipulator, and selects one mode from a plurality of operation modes so as to shift from the first mode or the second mode to a third mode in a case where a torque sensor detects contact between the first manipulator and an obstacle while the control unit is operating in the first mode or the second mode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036067

Coil for electrosurgical instrument

An electrosurgical instrument includes a needle configured as a first electrode and a coil extending through the needle and configured as a second electrode. The coil is movable relative to the needle, and as the coil is deployed it attains a coiled configuration and a twisted configuration. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036066

Energy treatment device and energy control device

A switch detector of an energy treatment device detects a switch from a gradually decreasing state to a gradually increasing state on the basis of a detection result of acoustic impedance. In a state where ultrasonic electric energy and high-frequency electric energy are simultaneously output from an energy source, a controller stops an output of the ultrasonic electric energy on the basis of a fact that the switch of the acoustic impedance from the gradually decreasing state to the gradually increasing state is detected, and stops an output of the high-frequency electric energy on the basis of the fact that high-frequency impedance reaches a set threshold.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036023

Medical instrument

A medical instrument includes: a jaw which is provided with a grasping section; and a blade which is movable close to and away from the grasping section and which extends from a distal-end portion thereof to a proximal-end portion thereof, the blade having a top portion including a ridge opposed to the grasping section, and the ridge of the top portion in the proximal-end portion being sharper than the ridge of the top portion in the distal-end portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035978

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

An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a feature calculation unit configured to calculate a plurality of features based on the ultrasound signal; a feature image data generation unit configured to generate feature image data in which a feature of a display target to be displayed together with the ultrasound image, among the plurality of features calculated by the feature calculation unit, are colorized with a predetermined display specification; and a display specification setting unit configured to set at least one of a colorization range of the feature of the display target and a change rate of hue of the feature of the display target, which are display specifications of the feature of the display target, by comparing a representative value of other feature other than the feature of the display target with a threshold value.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035977

Ultrasound transducer, ultrasound probe and method of manufacturing ultrasound transducer

An ultrasound transducer includes: piezoelectric elements; a substrate configured to perform input and output of an electric signal with respect to each of the piezoelectric elements; signal input and output electrodes where each signal input and output electrode is provided between each piezoelectric element and the substrate; first backing materials where each first backing material is provided at each of the piezoelectric elements on a side where the signal input and output electrode is arranged; sealing portions where each sealing portion is configured to seal an outer surface of at least a portion of an electrical path connecting the substrate with the signal input and output electrode; a wall configured to surround oscillating portions including the piezoelectric element, the first backing material, the signal input and output electrode, and the sealing portion; and a second backing material provided in a hollow space formed by the wall and the oscillating portions.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035913

Position detection system and operation method of position detection system

A position detection system includes: a detection target including a magnetic field generator and a permanent magnet; detection coils; a guidance magnetic field generator including a magnetic field generation source configured to generate a guidance magnetic field for guiding the detection target, and a driving mechanism configured to change at least one of a position and a posture of the magnetic field generation source, wherein at least a part of the guidance magnetic field generator is formed of a conductor that generates an interference magnetic field; a guidance magnetic field controller configured to control an operation of the driving mechanism; and a position detector configured to calculate at least one of a position and a posture of the detection target by using: detection signals respectively output from the detection coils; and at least one of a position and a posture of the conductor.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035878

Image pickup apparatus for endoscope

An image pickup apparatus for an endoscope includes an exterior member; an internal unit including an image pickup unit; a fixing frame formed of metal and including at least one fixing portion configured to retain the internal unit and to fix the internal unit to an inner surface of the exterior member; and a washer provided between the at least one fixing portion and a screw hole of the inner surface, the washer being formed of a member with a lower thermal conductivity than metal, wherein the at least one fixing portion of the retaining member is fixed to the fixing part of the exterior member by a fixing member via the heat insulating member, and the heat insulating member covers an outer circumference of the fixing member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035877

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: an image sensor; a transmission module; a first optical fiber; a first optical connector; a second optical connector; a communication mode stabilizing unit configured to smooth an optical beam; a second optical fiber having a core diameter larger than a core diameter of the first optical fiber; a reception module; a first correction optical system including a first lens and configured to increase a beam diameter of an optical signal output from an end of the first optical fiber, and a second lens configured to convert the optical signal whose beam diameter is increased by the first lens into parallel light; and a second correction optical system. The second optical fiber is a step index optical fiber, and the communication mode stabilizing unit smoothes the optical beam by using a larger area of a core of the first optical fiber.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035876

Image pickup apparatus

An image pickup apparatus includes: a second clock generation portion configured to generate a second clock, which is set independently of and asynchronously with the first clock; a second vertical synchronizing signal generation portion configured to generate a second vertical synchronizing signal, according to the second clock and the first vertical synchronizing signal; a sensor synchronization control signal generation portion configured to generate a sensor synchronization control signal, according to the second clock and the second vertical synchronizing signal; and the image pickup device configured to pick up an image of an object according to the sensor synchronization control signal, and according to the internal vertical synchronizing drive timing.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035870

Endoscope

An endoscope including: a tube having flexibility and extending from a hand side to a distal end side along a longitudinal direction, the tube being provided to an insertion portion configured to be inserted into an object; and a strand formed by twining a plurality of wires each other and arranged so as to extend in the tube, the strand having a distal end portion fixed to a distal end side of the tube, wherein the strand is pulled from the hand side of the tube and a twining direction of the plurality of wires of the strand is reversed in a middle of extension in the tube.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035869

Insertion device and endoscope including insertion device

In the insertion device, the entire traction wire coupled with the swing base in the distal end constituting section is covered with a tubular elastic member in a watertight manner, and the elastic member is fixed at a position that is away from the opening of the treatment tool channel hole toward the proximal side by a predetermined distance in the longitudinal axis direction. The traction wire is not exposed to the outside, a contaminated fluid and the like do not adhere thereto during treatment, and the wrinkle of the elastic member shrunk at the time of raising the swing base is accommodated in the space created at a predetermined distance.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035868

Imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

In an imaging device, a pixel signal processing circuit outputs an imaging signal based on a pixel signal. A level shift circuit shifts a first level of the imaging signal in a direction in which the first level is away from a second level of a reference signal or shifts the second level in a direction in which the second level is away from the first level. ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035482

Video communication system, video transmission terminal, video reception terminal, communication method, and recording medium

. . A video communication system includes a video transmission terminal and a video reception terminal. In the video transmission terminal, a first control unit causes the video transmission terminal to be disconnected from a first network by controlling a first communication session control unit. ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033154

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium storing image processing program

An image processing apparatus includes a deterioration degree estimation unit, a statistical information calculation unit, a correction coefficient calculation unit, and a contrast correction unit. The deterioration degree estimation unit estimates a deterioration degree of each local region of image data. ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033142

Image-processing apparatus, biological observation apparatus, and image-processing method

Provided is an image-processing portion including: a fat-region setting portion that detects fat-region information that indicates a fat region in which fat exists in a biological-tissue image; a blood-region-information detecting portion that detects blood-region information that indicates a blood region in which blood exists in the biological-tissue image; a confidence-calculating portion that calculates a confidence for the fat-region information on a basis of the fat-region-information detected by the fat-region setting portion and the blood-region-information detected by the blood-region-information detecting portion; and a display-form setting portion that manipulates the fat region indicated by the fat-region information for which the calculated confidence calculated by the fat-region confidence-calculating portion is lower than a reference confidence that serves as a reference so as to have a display form that can be distinguished from a peripheral region.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032787

Cell analysis device and cell analysis method

For the purpose of counting the number of cells within a culture container readily and accurately, a cell analysis device includes a cell-image acquiring unit that acquires an image of cells within a culture container in which the cells are cultured, a usability determining unit that determines whether or not the image acquired by the cell-image acquiring unit is usable, a number-of-cells counting unit that counts the number of cells within the image determined as being usable by the usability determining unit, and a number-of-cells calculating unit that calculates the number of cells within the culture container based on the number of cells counted by the number-of-cells counting unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032767

Barcode reader, barcode reading method, and recording medium storing program

A barcode reader includes: a reading unit that reads a barcode; a decoder that decodes the barcode read by the reading unit so as to obtain barcode information; a determination unit that determines whether the barcode information obtained by the decoder matches barcode information stored in a storage; and a changing unit that changes a reading condition of the reading unit or a decoding condition of the decoder when a result of the determination performed by the determination unit is “match”.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032402

Embedded system, photographing device and refresh method

An embedded system includes: a first storage portion in which a boot program in a basic program stored in a flash memory is developed and stored; a second storage portion in which the basic program is developed and stored according to the boot program developed in the first storage portion; a first error correction circuit configured to perform error correction when reading the boot program; a third storage portion in which information based on an error correction result of the error correction circuit is stored; and a control portion configured to determine propriety of refresh processing on the boot program based on the information based on the error correction result stored in the third storage portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031847

Eyeglass-type display apparatus

An eyeglass-type display apparatus includes an eyeglass-front to be placed in front of the eyes of a user, left and right temples connected to the eyeglass-front and worn on the head of the user, a connector that adjusts the inclination of the eyeglass-front by rotating the eyeglass-front relative to the left and right temples, and an image display unit that is fixed to the eyeglass-front and projects image light onto an eyeball of the user. An axis of rotation of the connector is positioned on the eyeglass-front side of the center of the user's eyeball as viewed from the side.. ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031816

Light sheet microscope and control method of light sheet microscope

A light sheet microscope includes an objective, an illumination optical system, a correction device, an image pickup device, a first adjustor, a second adjustor and a controller. The controller performs a first focus process and a spherical aberration correction process. ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031800

Optical unit and endoscope

An optical unit includes: a cylindrical fixing member configured to retain at least one of an object-side fixed lens group and an image-side fixed lens group; a cylindrical movable member configured to retain a movable lens group between the groups and arranged on a radial-direction inner side of the fixing member slidablly with respect to the fixing member, the cylindrical movable member having a same central axis as the cylindrical fixing member; a voice coil motor including: a coil arranged in the fixing member; and magnets arranged on the movable member and magnetically polarized in a direction intersecting with the central axis, the voice coil motor being capable of moving the movable member relative to the fixing member along a direction of the central axis; and a rotation restricting member configured to restrict rotation of the movable member about the central axis with respect to the fixing member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031493

Insertion/removal apparatus, insertion section direct manipulation estimation method and storage medium which non-transitory stores insertion section direct manipulation estimation program

A insertion/removal apparatus comprises an insertion section with flexibility which is inserted into a target object to perform a desired operation, a shape sensor, an insertion section shape calculator, and a direct manipulation information estimation circuit. The shape sensor detects bending of the insertion section and outputs a detection signal. ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028306

Airway stent

A stent comprising: two or more stent sections; one or more rods extending between the two or more stent sections; wherein one the one or more rods is fixedly connected to a fixed anchor that is connected to a first of the two or more stent sections, and a second of the two or more of stent sections are movable connected to one of the one or more rods by a movable anchor; and wherein the stent supports an opening of an anatomical passageway.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028254

Therapeutic energy applying structure and medical treatment device

A therapeutic energy applying structure includes: an insulating substrate; an electric resistance pattern provided on one surface of the substrate to generate heat; a connection portion provided on the one surface and configured to be electrically connected to the resistance pattern, the connection portion having a lower electric resistance than the resistance pattern; and a heat transfer plate facing the one surface and configured to transfer the heat from the resistance pattern to body tissue. The substrate and the heat transfer plate have an elongated shape extending in a same direction. ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028158

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

An ultrasound observation apparatus is configured to: calculate frequency spectra based on an ultrasound echo, the ultrasound echo being obtained by irradiating an observation target with an ultrasound wave and receiving the ultrasound wave reflected from the observation target; calculate features of the frequency spectra; perform an attenuation correction on each of the features of the frequency spectra using each of at least three attenuation rate candidate values giving different attenuation characteristics in propagating the ultrasound wave through the observation target, thereby calculating corrected features of the frequency spectra; calculate a statistical dispersion of the corrected features for each attenuation rate candidate value; generate a quadratic function based on the statistical dispersion; set one of the attenuation rate candidate values which gives a minimum statistical dispersion in the quadratic function, as an optimal attenuation rate; and generate feature image data based on the corrected features using the optimal attenuation rate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028062

Endoscope processor

An endoscope processor is an endoscope processor used in combination with a scanning type endoscope capable of scanning an object by displacing an irradiation position of illumination light to be radiated to the object, and includes: an image generation portion configured to respectively generate a plurality of color images according to return light of the illumination light radiated to the object; a correction processing portion configured to perform processing of acquiring a correction magnification for correcting a scanning width or a view angle of the scanning type endoscope in accordance with a reference value; and an image correction portion configured to perform magnification chromatic aberration correction processing for correcting a magnification chromatic aberration among the plurality of color images uniformly scaled according to the correction magnification.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028055

Fiber sensor

At least one optical fiber of a fiber sensor has sensing parts whose number is number of the anticipated inflection points+one or more, the anticipated inflection points being inflection points of a shape of a detection target range of a detection target. The number of the anticipated inflection points is decided based on one of a functional limit and a structural limit which limit a degree of freedom in a bending shape of the detection target. ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028052

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes, a holding unit; a guide pipe extending from the holding unit, an endoscope including a distal end portion capable of acquiring an image, the endoscope being inserted through an inside of the guide pipe and bendable in at least one plane, a bending operation unit rotatably provided on the holding unit and capable of adjusting a bending angle of the endoscope, and a pointer provided on the bending operation unit and indicating an extending direction of the distal end portion in the plane.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028051

Monitoring of the connection of fluid lines to surgical instruments

A monitoring system for reprocessing a surgical instrument, where the monitoring system includes: a fluid line provided for supplying a fluid to the surgical instrument, the fluid line being configured to be connected to the surgical instrument; and a fluid line connection for connecting the fluid line to the surgical instrument; wherein the fluid line connection is configured to close an electrical contact in the case of a functional connection of the fluid line to the surgical instrument.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028050

Optical system and a surgical instrument with such an optical system

An optical system including: a distal optical assembly; a proximal optical assembly; and an image sensor; wherein the distal and proximal optical assemblies define a beam path; the distal optical assembly couples incident beams of light from a field of view located in an object space in the proximal optical assembly; the proximal optical assembly directs the incident beams of light onto a light-sensitive surface of the image sensor; and at least one of the distal and proximal optical assemblies comprise, at least one prism arranged in the beam path, such that the at least one prism limits the field of view of the optical system on at least one side.. . ... Olympus Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028049

Flexible tube insertion apparatus

An endoscope system includes an insertion section, a bending portion provided in the insertion section, including a distal side and a proximal side, and deformable into an arcuate shape by bending in at least one predetermined direction, a distal-side bending portion, a proximal-side bending portion, a first variable stiffness section provided in the distal-side bending portion and configured to change a stiffness of the distal-side bending portion, a second variable stiffness section provided in the proximal-side bending portion and configured to change a stiffness of the proximal-side bending portion, and a controller for performing control to make a stiffness of the first variable stiffness section higher than a stiffness of the second variable stiffness section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027420

Image communication system, image transmission apparatus, image transmission method, and recording medium

An image communication system includes an image transmission apparatus and an image reception apparatus. The image transmission apparatus includes a transmission-side wireless communication unit configured to transmit image data by radio waves. ... Olympus Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027182

Imaging device, startup method of imaging device, and computer readable recording medium

An imaging device includes: an imaging control unit configured to enable an imaging unit to operate after first predetermined time from stating of power supply to the imaging unit; a display control unit configured to control a display unit to display image data generated by the imaging unit after second predetermined time from starting of power supply to the display unit, the second predetermined time being longer than the first predetermined time; and a display image data generating unit configured to generate image data from when the display control unit controls the display unit to display the image data to when transition to a capturable state completes, to sequentially reduce or magnify an image formed based on the image data, and to control the display unit to display the reduced or magnified image.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025211

Cell tracking correction method, cell tracking correction device, and storage medium which stores non-transitory computer-readable cell tracking correction program

A processor of a cell tracking correction apparatus is configured to perform processes comprising: estimating a position of at least one cell in images acquired by time-lapse photography, and tracking the position of the cell; generating nearby area images of a nearby area including the cell from the images of photography time points of the time-lapse photography, based on the tracked position of the cell at each of the photography time points of the time-lapse photography; displaying the nearby area images on a display; accepting, via a user interface, an input of a correction amount for correcting the position of the cell with respect to one of the nearby area images displayed on the display unit; and correcting the tracked position of the cell corresponding to the nearby area image, in accordance with the correction amount.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024349

Inspection device for image pickup apparatus

An inspection device for image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup apparatus including an image pickup device inside a first lens barrel; an angle-of-view conversion optical member made of a translucent resin member and including a first surface and a second surface that is an opposite surface of the first surface, the first surface being configured to closely contact a surface of a distal end lens, the surface of the distal end lens being exposed outside of the first lens barrel; a test chart including a chart surface provided so as to closely contact the second surface, and an image of the chart surface being picked up by the image pickup apparatus through the angle-of-view conversion optical member, and an illumination instrument that illuminates the chart surface.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024348

Endoscope

An endoscope having a viewing direction aligned obliquely with respect to a longitudinal axis, the endoscope including: a shaft with a cladding tube and a fiber tube arranged therein; an object lens arranged in the shaft; and a prism module arranged in the shaft for deflecting the beam path, wherein the prism module is arranged eccentrically with respect to the object lens.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024347

Endoscopic optical system

An endoscopic optical system including: a fiber image conductor arranged in an elongated shaft tube, the fiber image conductor having a proximal face; an objective arranged distally relative to the fiber image conductor; an observation device arranged proximally relative to the proximal face of the fiber image conductor; a mask; and a transparent cover pane arranged between the proximal face of the fiber image conductor and the observation device; wherein the transparent cover pane is configured as a moire filter.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021079

Therapeutic energy applying structure and medical treatment device

A therapeutic energy applying structure includes: an electric resistance pattern configured to generate heat by applying current; a heat transfer plate configured to transfer the heat from the electric resistance pattern to a body tissue; an adhesive layer having heat conductivity and provided between the electric resistance pattern and the heat transfer plate to adhesively fix the electric resistance pattern and the heat transfer plate; and a heat diffusion layer provided between the electric resistance pattern and the adhesive layer and configured to diffuse the heat from the electric resistance pattern and transfer the diffused heat to the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer is configured to adhesively fix the electric resistance pattern and the heat transfer plate via the heat diffusion layer.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180020904

Imaging unit for an endoscope, and method for producing an imaging unit

An imaging unit including: a guide tube having an inner lateral surface extending in a longitudinal direction of the guide tube, the inner lateral surface defining an inner chamber; a lens tube having an outer lateral surface extending in a longitudinal direction of the lens tube, the lens tube being at least sectionally accommodated within the inner chamber of the guide tube; and at least one optical element which is accommodated in the lens tube; wherein the lens tube comprises a plurality of bars disposed on the outer lateral surface, each of the plurality of bars interacting with a corresponding one of a plurality of grooves recessed in the inner lateral surface of the guide tube.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180020901

Insertion apparatus

An insertion apparatus includes an insertion section configured to be freely bendable, a rotational housing provided on an outer peripheral surface of the insertion section to be rotatable about a longitudinal axis, a motor that rotates the rotational housing, a drive control unit that supplies a drive current to the motor to control driving of the motor, a torque limit value storage unit that stores a torque limit value which is an upper limit of the drive current, a drive current detection unit that detects the drive current, and a torque limit value correction unit that corrects the torque limit value stored in the torque limit value storage unit in accordance with a bending shape detected by a bending shape detection unit that detects a bending shape of the insertion section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020427

Image communication system, image reception apparatus, image transmission apparatus, image reception method, image transmission method, and recording medium

. . . . . . An image communication system includes an image transmission apparatus and an image reception apparatus. The image transmission apparatus includes a transmission-side wireless communication unit. ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020362

Image communication system, image reception apparatus, image transmission apparatus, image reception method, image transmission method, and recording medium

An image communication system includes an image transmission apparatus and an image reception apparatus. The image transmission apparatus includes a transmission-side wireless communication unit. ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020174

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

An image processing apparatus performs image processing on image data including blinking defective noise generated by an image sensor including pixels configured to generate a signal, and readout circuits configured to read out the signal as a pixel value. The image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire noise information including position information of a pixel in which there is a possibility that blinking defective noise attributed to the readout circuit occurs; a direction determination unit configured to determine, based on the noise information, and pixel values of neighboring pixels surrounding a pixel of interest in an image corresponding to the image data, a direction in which pixel values having highest correlation with a pixel value of the pixel of interest are consecutively arrayed; and an image processor configured to perform image processing on the image data based on a determination result.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020163

Image stabilization device

An image stabilization device includes a movable portion including an image pickup lens and a vcm driving portion configured to drive the movable portion relative to a fixed portion, the image stabilization device including: a position detection element arranged on the movable portion; and paired position detection magnets arranged at positions facing the position detection element and arranged on the fixed portion; wherein the paired position detection magnets are a first magnet and a second magnet arranged so that different magnetic poles face a surface of the position detection element; the first magnet and the second magnet are arranged in order along a direction away from an optical axis of a light flux incident on the image pickup lens; and magnitudes of densities of magnetic fluxes reaching the surface of the position detection element from the first magnet and the second magnet, respectively, are mutually different.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020154

Imaging device capable of combining a plurality of image data, and control method for imaging device

An imaging device comprises an image data acquisition circuit that determines a plurality of focus positions by repeatedly shifting focus position by a given amount, forms subject images at respective focus positions, and acquires, from the subject images that have been formed, a plurality of image data of a first resolution, or a plurality of image data of a second resolution that is different to the first resolution, and an image combination circuit that generates first image data by combining the plurality of image data of the first resolution, or generates second image data by combining the plurality of image data of the second resolution.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020152

Imaging device and focusing evaluation device

An imaging device for evaluating focusing of light by one or more optical elements on an imaging sensor, the imaging device having one or more processors configured to compare a first value of a characteristic of a first signal from a first photoelectric conversion structure of the imaging sensor having a first light-receiving surface area and a second value of the characteristic of a second signal from a second photoelectric conversion structure of the imaging sensor having a second light-receiving surface area smaller than the first light-receiving surface area, and to determine whether focusing is achieved by the one or more optical elements.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020151

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

A focus adjustment device includes a direction judgment unit and a control unit. A direction judgment unit calculates an evaluation value based on an image signal of a focus detection region, thereby judging a drive direction of a focus lens. ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020149

Imaging apparatus and image compositing method

An imaging apparatus carries out imaging at a plurality of focus positions that have been set, and carries out successive image combination for each imaging, generates a focus stacked image after imaging a plurality of times imaging is to be performed that has been set by a focus bracket setting section, and performs image combination of an image that has been taken at the final focus position with a previously taken image or a previously combined image, with position of the finally taken image as a reference for alignment at the time of image combination, and on the other hand performs image combination of taken images other than an image that has been taken at the final focus position with a previously taken image or an image that was previously combined, as the reference for alignment.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017382

Measuring head and eccentricity measuring device including the same

A measuring head includes a light source unit, a first image pickup element, a second image pickup element, an objective optical system, an optical path splitting element, a common optical path, a first optical path, and a second optical path. The common optical path is located on one side of the optical path splitting element, and the first optical path and a second optical path are located on the other side. ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180014902

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

An image processing device includes: an abnormality candidate region detection unit configured to detect, from an intraluminal image obtained by imaging a living body lumen, an abnormality candidate region in which a tissue characteristic of the living body or an in-vivo state satisfies a predetermined condition; a feature data calculation unit configured to calculate, from each of a plurality of regions inside the intraluminal image, a plurality of pieces of feature data including different kinds; an integrated feature data calculation unit configured to calculate integrated feature data by integrating the plurality of pieces of feature data based on information of the abnormality candidate region; and a detection unit configured to detect an abnormality from the intraluminal image by using the integrated feature data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180014719

Scanning endoscope system

A scanning endoscope system includes an endoscope that includes an illumination fiber that is configured to guide illumination light for illuminating a subject and to emit the illumination light from an emitting end, and an actuator section that is configured to swing the emitting end of the illumination fiber according to a voltage or a current of an electrical signal that is applied to cause the illumination light to scan the subject, and a driver unit configured to apply, to the actuator section, the electrical signal that takes, as a drive frequency, a frequency at which an amount of change in amplitude at a time of swinging of the emitting end of the illumination fiber is at or below a predetermined value even when frequency characteristics of the amplitude are changed due to a change in a use condition of the endoscope.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180014716

Endoscope system and endoscope

An endoscope system includes: an image pickup device configured to output a digital signal; an eeprom in which predetermined information concerning an endoscope is recorded; a signal control portion capable of selectively converting data of one of the digital signal outputted from the image pickup device and the predetermined information of the eeprom to serial data and outputting the serial data; an electro-optical conversion portion configured to convert the data outputted from the signal control portion to an optical signal and output the optical signal; a universal cable; and a data switching portion switched to transfer the predetermined information from the eeprom by the signal control portion and then transfer the digital signal by the signal control portion. The signal control portion decides through which of a metal transmitting member and an optical transmitting member the predetermined information is transmitted, based on a data amount of the predetermined information.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013999

Endoscope processor

An endoscope processor includes: an image generation portion that generates a picked-up image of a subject, an image of which is picked up by an endoscope; a correction information acquisition portion that acquires correction information corresponding to magnification chromatic aberration of the endoscope from a scope memory in the endoscope; and an image correction portion that corrects the magnification chromatic aberration in the picked-up image based on the correction information.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013973

Endoscope image display apparatus, endoscope image display method and endoscope image display program

An endoscope apparatus includes a display section with a touch panel having a left image display region and a right image display region and a control section. The control section is configured to perform display control so as to change, upon receiving a drag operation instruction while the left image display region selected, a position of a cursor displayed in the left image display region and the right image display region by an amount of variation da, and change, upon receiving a drag operation instruction while the right image display region selected, the position of the cursor displayed in the left image display region and right image display region by an amount of variation db.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013971

Observation system and observation method

An observation system includes: a plurality of imaging sections to image one or more samples; a plurality of driving mechanisms that respectively move the imaging sections to change an imaging position for the samples; and a control circuit that controls operations of the driving mechanisms and the imaging sections to cause the imaging sections to image the samples, while causing the driving mechanisms to respectively move the imaging sections. The control circuit imposes different limitations on movement patterns of the imaging sections depending on a characteristic of the samples.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013966

Solid-state imaging device

In a solid-state imaging device, a first substrate has a plurality of pixels and a plurality of first control signal lines. The plurality of first control signal lines are connected to pixels of each row. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013930

Observation apparatus, method for controlling observation apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing control program for observation apparatus

An observation apparatus includes an imaging unit, a driving mechanism, and a control section. The imaging unit includes an imaging section and an illumination section. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180012539

Display device, display method, and recording medium storing program

A display device includes: a determination unit that determines, on the basis of display information, a period of time during which a display unit displays the display information with a first display characteristic; and a controller that controls the display unit to display the display information with the first display characteristic and to display the display information with a second display characteristic when the period of time has elapsed since the display with the first display characteristic was started.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180012103

Image retrieval apparatus

An image retrieval apparatus includes a processor, and the processor performs a process including: determining an image in which a first characteristic object is included in a subject to be a first image, and determining an image that is captured after the first image and in which a second characteristic object is included in the subject to be a second image, from among a series of captured images; specifying images as an image group, the images being captured during a period after the first image is captured before the second image is captured from among the series of captured images; and extracting a representative image from the image group.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180011722

User assistance system of a reprocessing apparatus

A user assistance system of a reprocessing apparatus for cleaning and disinfecting at least one surgical instrument arranged in a cleaning basket, the user assistance system including: at least one electronically controlled display device; and a controller coupled with the at least one electronically controlled display device, the at least one electronically controlled display device being integrated in a loading station and being configured for arranging the cleaning basket on one side of the display device during the loading of the cleaning basket, the controller being configured to control the display device such that image information is displayed in an actual size and position which indicates a predetermined arrangement within the cleaning basket of the surgical instrument that is to be reprocessed.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180011308

Optical system of a stereo video endoscope, stereo video endoscope and method for operating an optical system of a stereo video endoscope

An optical system for a stereo video endoscope, a stereo video endoscope and a method for operating an optical system. The optical system includes a distal optical assembly and a proximal optical assembly with a left lens system channel and a right lens system channel. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180011263

Optical transmission module and endoscope

An optical transmission module is configured such that: a first optical device is provided on an upper surface of an optical waveguide substrate; a second optical device is provided on a lower surface of the optical waveguide substrate; a v-groove is formed on an end face of the optical waveguide substrate, the v-groove including a first reflective face and a second reflective face as wall faces; the first optical device is optically coupled with an optical waveguide via the first reflective face; and the second optical device is optically coupled with the optical waveguide via the second reflective face.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010966

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

An image processing apparatus is configured to: acquire a correction factor from a recording unit for recording, for each of a plurality of pixels, the correction factor for correcting a difference in pixel value corresponding to a difference between a spectral sensitivity and a preset reference spectral sensitivity in a predetermined wavelength range at a pixel of interest, based on image data generated by an image sensor, the image sensor having the plurality of pixels on which color filters of a plurality of colors with different spectral transmittances are respectively located, the color filters forming a predetermined array pattern; calculate a correction amount for correcting a pixel value of the pixel of interest based on the correction factor at the pixel of interest and pixel values of pixels surrounding the pixel of interest; and correct the pixel value of the pixel of interest by using the correction amount.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010774

Illumination device system

An illumination device system includes: an illumination device including an engaging portion configured to engage with an illumination device support base, a main body portion, a light emitting portion configured to swing around a turning axis in relation to the main body portion, and a cable extending from the main body portion; and a diffuser, and the diffuser swings around the turning axis between an advanced position positioned in front of the light emitting portion and a withdrawn position withdrawn from the front of the light emitting portion, and includes a first locking portion configured to engage with the illumination device support base and holds the diffuser at the advanced position, and a second locking portion configured to engage with the cable and holds the diffuser at the withdrawn position.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008312

Multiple mode electrosurgical device

An electrosurgical device having first and second poles; blade electrode with a metal shim having two opposing faces and one or more facets, a nonconductive coating which covers at least the faces and a portion of the facets of the metal shim, while a distal portion of the one or more facets remains uncovered by the nonconductive coating; a lateral electrode comprised of a broad shim having one or more conductive faces and is placed parallel to the blade electrode so that at least one of the one or more conductive faces is exposed and a distal end of the blade electrode protrudes from the lateral electrode; the lateral electrode is fixed stationary relative to the blade electrode; the nonconductive coating insulates the blade electrode from the lateral electrode; and the first pole is connected to the blade electrode and the second pole is connected to the lateral electrode.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008304

Medical tool

A medical tool includes: a tool main unit configured to be driven in response to a power supply; a first power supply configured to be removable from the tool main unit; and a second power supply having a smaller power capacity than the first power supply, and configured to be charged by the first power supply. The tool main unit is configured to be driven by receiving power supply from one of the first power supply and the second power supply.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008265

Treatment device

A treatment device includes: an operating section; an elongated insertion section connected to the operating section; a pair of clamp members provided at the distal end of the insertion section so as to be openable and closable relative to each other; a movable member that is moved so as to push staples relative to tissue sandwiched between the clamp members; and a coil member that is arranged so as to pass through the insertion section in the longitudinal direction and that transmits a pressing force from the operating section to the movable member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008244

Biopsy needle

A biopsy needle includes: a tubular outer needle including a first needle tip at one end in a longitudinal direction of the outer needle; and an inner needle having a columnar shape and configured to be inserted into the outer needle and movable along the longitudinal direction. The inner needle includes: a second needle tip at a distal end of the inner needle; an inclined surface that is inclined toward the second needle tip; and concave portions provided on first and second side surfaces of the inner needle, the first side surface facing a first direction perpendicular to a cross section parallel to the longitudinal direction, the second side surface facing a second direction opposite to the first direction, a part of the inclined surface being included in an area obtained by projecting the concave portions in a direction parallel to a transverse direction of the inner needle.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008152

Blood-vessel recognition blood-flow measurement method

A blood-vessel recognition blood-flow measurement method including: obtaining a real-time doppler spectrum by performing a fourier transform on a temporal waveform of the intensity of scattered light of laser light in a living body; calculating a normalized real-time doppler spectrum and a normalized zero spectrum; calculating a region spectrum from a subtracted spectrum that is calculated through subtraction of these calculated spectra; calculating a ps reference spectrum by subtracting, from the region spectrum, the maximum value of the region spectrum in a predetermined ps reference region; calculating an average frequency on the basis of a computational spectrum that is obtained by replacing an element of which the ps reference spectrum is negative with zero; and determining a blood flow velocity by comparing the calculated average frequency with a predetermined threshold.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008134

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an image acquisition section, an attention area setting section, and a dimming control section. The image acquisition section acquires a captured image that includes an object image. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008132

Optical transmission module, endoscope, and method for manufacturing optical transmission module

An optical transmission module includes a light emitting device for transmitting a first optical signal, a light receiving device for receiving a second optical signal, an optical fiber for guiding a third optical signal in which the first optical signal and the second optical signal are coupled, and an optical waveguide substrate having an optical waveguide made of first resin, wherein a groove formed on the optical waveguide substrate is provided with a prism having the optical fiber and a reflective face through which the first optical signal transmit, a first side face of the prism contacts a first wall face of the groove, and a second side face thereof contacts a second wall face of the groove.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008131

Guidance apparatus and capsule medical apparatus guidance system

A guidance apparatus includes: a magnetic field generator configured to generate a magnetic field that acts on a magnet; a magnetic field shielding material configured to shield the magnetic field generated by the magnetic field generator; an operation input device configured to receive an input of at least one of a target position and a target posture for guiding a position and a posture of a capsule medical apparatus; and a controller configured to control the magnetic field generator to generate a magnetic field that has been corrected to offset or reduce a deviation amount of the position or the posture of the capsule medical apparatus with respect to the target position or the target posture, caused by distortion, due to the magnetic field shielding material, of a magnetic field for guiding the capsule medical apparatus to at least one of the target position and the target posture.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008126

Treatment device and treatment system

A treatment device used together with an endoscope, has a guide pipe and a movement mechanism. The guide pipe has a first pipe having a curving portion and a second pipe continuous with a proximal side of the curving portion. ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008124

Power supply system

An endoscope power supply system includes an endoscope including an imaging unit that images an object, a housing apparatus to which the endoscope is detachably connected, a plurality of power source units that are provided in the housing apparatus and configured to output electric power different from one another, switches each provided in an output stage of each of the power source units of the housing apparatus and formed of two fets that are back-to-back connected, and a controller that is provided in the housing apparatus, selects a power source unit necessary to operate the endoscope from the power source units, and controls the switches to output electric power generated by the selected power source unit to the endoscope. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008123

Optical transmission module, imaging apparatus, and optical transmission module structure

An optical transmission module includes a substrate having an opening portion; an optical element closing an opening on the lower surface side of the substrate and converting an electric signal into an optical signal or the optical signal into the electric signal; an optical fiber transmitting the optical signal; a ferrule closing an opening on the upper surface side of the substrate and having an optical fiber insertion hole; and a resin filled into a space surrounded at least by the substrate, the optical element, the ferrule, and a distal end of the optical fiber, wherein the ferrule has a resin filling hole spaced apart from the optical fiber insertion hole to fill the space with the resin, and an angle formed by an axis of the optical fiber insertion hole and an axis of the resin filling hole is equal to or more than 0° and less than 90°.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007346

Image calibration inspection tool and endoscope system

An image calibration inspection tool includes: a plurality of substantially rectangular markers, two orthogonal sides of which are connected by an arc-shaped curve; and a calibration chart in which the plurality of markers are formed on a metal plate through machining, laser marking, or the like, wherein two of the markers in a diagonal direction are separated by a predetermined distance.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007335

Scanning observation apparatus and image display method of scanning observation apparatus

A scanning observation apparatus (10) deflects illumination light with an actuator (25) through an illumination optical system (26) to scan an object (32), subjects light from the object (32) to photoelectric conversion with an optical detector (44), performs processing with an image processor (46), and displays an image of the object (32) on a display (60). A memory (35) stores information on optical characteristics related to chromatic aberration of magnification of the illumination optical system (26) relative to light of predetermined colors. ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007322

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes, an inserting section having an insertion axis, an imaging section which takes an image of a specimen on a lateral side to the insertion axis, an image generating section which generates a picture image of the specimen on the basis of an imaging signal output by the imaging section, an operating section which is provided on a proximal end side of the inserting section, and operated by an operator, a gravity direction indicating section which is provided on the lateral side of the operating section, and used by the operator to indicate a gravity direction, and a processing section which rotates the picture image of the specimen in correspondence with an indication of the gravity direction indicating section.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007295

Focus adjustment device and focus adjustment method

While a focus lens is moving to a focus lens driving target position, a controller of a focus adjustment device switches a moving speed of the focus lens from a first speed to a second speed. In particular, the controller calculates the number of times the defocus amount can be calculated when the focus lens moves at a predetermined speed in a section between a first position in which the moving speed is switched and a second position in which the focus lens starts being controlled to stop in the focus lens driving target position, and calculates the second speed based on the number of times, the first position and the focus lens driving target position.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007293

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

Provided is an image processing apparatus for correcting blinking defect noise contained in image data generated by an image sensor. The image sensor includes a pixels arranged two-dimensionally and reading circuits configured to read a pixel value. ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007290

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging apparatus including: an image sensor for obtaining image data; a highlight signal generation circuit for generating a highlight signal from the image data; a highlight signal combining circuit for combining a plurality of the highlight signals to generate a combined highlight signal; a display image generation circuit for superimposing the combined highlight signal on the image data to generate display image data; and a controller for moving the focusing position to a different focus position, obtaining first image data and second image data, causing the highlight signal generation circuit to generate first and second highlight signals from these pieces of image data, causing the highlight signal combining circuit to combine the first and second highlight signals to generate a combined highlight signal, and causing the display image generation circuit to superimpose the combined highlight signal on the second image data to generate display image data.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007256

Focus control device, imaging device, endoscope system, and method for controlling focus control device

A focus control device includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to implement: an area setting process that sets a plurality of areas, each including a plurality of pixels, on a captured image acquired by an imaging section, an evaluation value calculation process that calculates an af (autofocus) evaluation value for each of the plurality of set areas, a bright spot influence rate calculation process that calculates a bright spot influence rate for each of the plurality of set areas, based on whether or not the area includes a high luminance portion determined to have a size equal to or larger than a given size, and focus control based on the af evaluation value and the bright spot influence rate.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006389

Electrical connection piece for an endoscope and method for establishing an electrical connection in an endoscope

An electrical connection piece including: a flexible circuit board having: a central section penetrated by contact openings arranged mirror-symmetrically; a first and second arm, each of the first and second arms extending in different directions away from the central section, the end of the first arm having a first end surface, the end of the second arm having a second end surface, the end of the first arm having a third end surface opposing the first end surface and end of the second arm having a fourth end surface opposing the second end surface; first strip conductors extending between the contact openings and first electrical contacting surfaces; and second strip conductors extending between the contact openings and second electrical contacting surfaces; wherein the first electrical contacting surfaces have a contact configuration different from a contact configuration of the second electrical contacting surfaces.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006388

Electronic circuit module

An electronic circuit module includes: a substrate on which a wiring pattern having an electrode portion is formed; a cable having an external insulator and a conductor portion, at least a distal end side of the external insulator being removed to expose a conductor, an exposed portion of the conductor being defined as the conductor portion; and an electronic component having terminals at least on two opposed faces of the electronic component. At least one of the terminals of the electronic component is directly connected to the conductor portion, and is configured to be electrically connected to the electrode portion through the conductor portion.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003954

Method for setting driving conditions and apparatus for setting driving conditions of optical scanning apparatus

A method and an apparatus for setting driving conditions applied in an optical scanning apparatus. The method for setting driving conditions includes attaching a scanning pattern detector and adjusting a scanning pattern detected by the scanning pattern detector by changing a drive signal applied to an actuator (steps s03 to s06). ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003953

Calibration apparatus and method for calibrating optical scanning apparatus

This method is for calibrating an optical scanning apparatus that includes an optical fiber with a tip supported to allow vibration and an actuator that drives the tip of the optical fiber in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the optical fiber. The method includes arranging a position sensitive detector that detects a position of emitted light from the tip of the optical fiber (step s02) and detecting the position of the emitted light with the position sensitive detector while supplying light to the optical fiber and driving the tip of the optical fiber (step s03). ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003945

Method for measuring scanning pattern of optical scanning apparatus, apparatus for measuring scanning pattern, and method for calibrating image

An apparatus for measuring a scanning pattern of an optical scanning apparatus can easily reduce the effect of stray light and improve the measurement accuracy of the scanning pattern. An apparatus for measuring a scanning pattern of an optical scanning apparatus (100), which scans an object being illuminated with illumination light and generates a display image of the object being illuminated, includes a screen (11) scanned by the illumination light and an optical position detector (12) that detects the position of an irradiation spot of the illumination light on the screen (11). ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003938

Scanning microscope

A scanning microscope includes a two-dimensional scanning device that includes a first scanner and a second scanner for scanning, in oscillation motion and with light, a sample in directions orthogonal to each other, the first scanner scanning the sample at a speed higher than a speed of the second scanner, and a scan controller that controls the two-dimensional scanning device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002670

Method for assisting in evaluating pluripotent stem cell without stains, storage medium, and operation device

An operation device includes: a communication unit that receives signals of images of a biological sample and outputs data to a display medium, the images being captured by a microscope that converts a phase distribution into an image intensity distribution; and a calculator that calculates a first phase distribution of the biological sample from the image signals. The calculator extracts a region having a phase amount that is not less than a specified phase amount from the first phase distribution, and generates evaluation information by using the region having a phase amount that is not less than the specified phase amount, that is an indicator used when a user evaluates a state of the biological sample; and the communication unit outputs the evaluation information to the display medium.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000507

Surgical instrument and surgical instrument unit

A surgical instrument includes: a clamp section main body which is movable between a close position that is close to a vibration transmission member and an away position that is away from the vibration transmission member; a pressure pad provided on the clamp section main body and provided on a position that is close to the vibration transmission member, the pressure pad being brought into contact with the vibration transmission member when the clamp section main body is in the close position; and a pressing member which is configured to press the vibration transmission member in association with the clamp section main body coming close to the close position, and is configured to decrease pressure of contact between the pressure pad and the vibration transmission member.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000505

Treatment device and treatment system

A treatment device includes: a probe including a treatment portion that performs treatment to a treatment target portion by transmission of ultrasonic vibration; a first sheath having a first edge and enclosing a periphery of the probe; a second sheath having a second edge and enclosing a periphery of the first sheath; a suction path including a suction opening between the first edge and the second edge and provided between the first sheath and the second sheath; and a connection part communicating with the suction path and connected to a suction source.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000500

Flexible-manipulator control device and medical manipulator system

A flexible-manipulator control device that controls, according to a control parameter, a drive of a flexible manipulator having a movable part at a distal end of a flexible insertion portion to be inserted into the body and having, at a proximal end thereof, the drive for driving the movable part, includes: a physical-information storage unit that stores physical information of a patient into which the insertion portion is inserted; a position-information input unit to which is input position information of the movable part in a state in which it is inserted into the patient; and a parameter adjustment unit that adjusts the control parameter on the basis of the physical information stored in the physical-information storage unit and the position information input to the position-information input unit.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000460

Gapless calibration method for phased array ultrasonic inspection

Disclosed is a calibration system and method for a phased array ultrasound pipe inspection system, in which reliable calibration is obtained for notches at all angles using only a small number of notches for the calibration. The method comprises a one-time normalization step and a system calibration step which may be performed at regular intervals. ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000335

Biological observation system

A biological observation system includes: a light source apparatus configured to supply a first illuminating light, and a second illuminating light, while switching between the first illuminating light and the second illuminating light; an image pickup device configured to receive light from an object at each of a plurality of pixels having different sensitivities, and picks up an image; a color separation processing portion configured to separate, from respective color components, a color component obtained when an image of light of a predetermined wavelength band is picked up by a pixel having the greatest sensitivity to the light in the predetermined wavelength band; and a control portion configured to cause different processing to be performed between a case where an inputted image pickup signal corresponds to the first illuminating light and a case where an inputted image pickup signal corresponds to the second illuminating light.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000334

Biological observation apparatus

Provided is a biological observation apparatus including: illuminating portions that irradiate biological tissue with illumination light including light in r, g, and b regions, respectively; an image acquisition portion that acquires image signals from reflected light of the illumination light coming from the biological tissue; narrow-band-light generating portions that are disposed in the illuminating portions or the image acquisition portion and that, in wavelength bands of the illumination light, generate two narrow-band beams for at least one of the r, g, and b wavelength bands constituting the illumination light, on either side of a central wavelength of that wavelength band; and an image-generating portion that generates an image on the basis of two or more types of the image signals obtained from the reflected light including two or more narrow bands acquired by the image acquisition portion.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000330

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an image pickup section that picks up, light included in return light generated according to radiation of excitation light, and reference light, the return light including the fluorescence, light in a first wavelength band, and light in a second wavelength band; an observation image generation section that generates an observation image using first through third image signals obtained by picking up the return light; and a control section that controls the observation image generation section such that the observation image is generated, by causing the first image signal to be assigned to a green component, and by causing one image signal having a relatively large signal value, between the second image signal and the third image signal, to be assigned to a red component and another image signal having a relatively small signal value to be assigned to a blue component and the green component.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000328

Capsule endoscope

A capsule endoscope configured to be introduced into a subject is provided. The capsule endoscope includes: a magnetic switch configured to operate depending on a magnetic field externally applied; a first device including an inductor and configured to execute a predetermined function; a second device including no inductor and configured to execute a function different from that of the first device; and a controller configured to drive the second device without driving the first device when the magnetic field is applied to the magnetic switch.. ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000327

Image pickup apparatus and endoscope

An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device that includes a light receiving surface, an opposite surface, a light receiving portion, and external electrodes connected to the light receiving portion; and a wiring board that includes a first main surface, a second man surface, and a wiring portion provided with first bonding electrodes bonded to the external electrodes, wherein the first main surface of the wiring portion is arranged at a first angle θ1 equal to or smaller than 90 degrees relative to the opposite surface, the wiring board includes a reinforced portion and a folded portion bent at the first angle θ1 between the reinforced portion and the wiring portion, and the second main surface of the reinforced portion is fixed to the opposite surface of the image pickup device.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000325

Endoscope system

Maximum hardness of a flexible tube section of an endoscope is set such that substantial maximum hardness at a time when an over-tube is attached is equal to or lower than maximum hardness of a flexible tube section of an endoscope. That is, the maximum hardness of the flexible tube section of the endoscope is set substantially equal to hardness obtained by subtracting hardness of the over-tube itself from the maximum hardness of the flexible tube section of the endoscope. ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000323

Endoscope apparatus and light source apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: an endoscope connector; a first optical connector extended from a plug section; first insertion openings of a receptacle section into which the first optical connector is inserted; second insertion openings of the receptacle section into which a second optical connector is inserted; a wrong insertion preventing member that is partially located in the second insertion openings, and is moved, in conjunction with insertion of the first optical connector into the first insertion openings, to a retracted position at which the second optical connector is insertable into the second insertion openings; and a contact member that comes into contact with the wrong insertion preventing member when the first optical connector is inserted into the second insertion openings.. . ... Olympus Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000317

Endoscope device

An endoscope device includes: an normal light image acquisition unit that acquires an normal light image; a special light image acquisition unit that acquires a special light image; a blended image generation unit that generates a blend image by combining one color component image from among a plurality of color component images constituting the normal light image and the special light image; and a superimposed image generation unit that generates a color superimposed image by combining the blended image with another color component image. The blended image generation unit generates the blended image by replacing a part of the pixels of the one color component image with the corresponding pixels of the special light image such that they are blended in a substantially uniform distribution over the entire blended image.. ... Olympus Corporation








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