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Hitoshi Mizuno, Yuuichi Ikeda, Akihiro Horii, Shuichi Takayama, Akio Nakada, Naoki Uchiyama, Yasuhiro Ueda, Koichi Umeyama, Sakae Takehana: Surgical manipulation system. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, March 2, 1999: US05876325 (534 worldwide citation)

A surgical manipulator system comprising at least one surgical manipulator, at least one guide, a detector, and a drive controller. The surgical manipulator has a surgical device for performing a desired operation. The guide guides the surgical device. The detector detects a position and/or orientat ...


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Akihiro Horii, Mamoru Kaneko, Tadashi Hirata, Hitoshi Mizuno: Rapid depth scanning optical imaging device. Olympus Corporation, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, February 3, 2004: US06687010 (266 worldwide citation)

An optical imaging device includes a reference scanning unit offering a high signal-to-noise ratio and capable of scanning an object rapidly. An interference optical system can be realized inexpensively. In the optical imaging device, low coherent light passed through an optical coupler and another ...


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Masahiro Kudo, Kuniaki Kami, Hiroki Hibino, Hitoshi Mizuno, Akihiro Horii, Susumu Takahashi, Noriyuki Tateyama: Image tracking endoscope system. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, November 17, 1998: US05836869 (173 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system having an endoscope, a scope holder holding the endoscope, a magnetic three-dimensional position sensor, and a TV monitor. The sensor detects the position of an object and generates data representing this position. According to the data, the view field of the endoscope is switche ...


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Joseph A Izatt, Michael V Sivak, Andrew Rollins, Akihiro Horii, Tadashi Hirata, Shuhei Iizuka: Optical imaging device. University Hospital of Cleveland, Olympus Optical, Pilsbury Winthrop, May 13, 2003: US06564089 (162 worldwide citation)

An Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) device irradiates a biological tissue with low coherence light, obtains a high resolution tomogram of the inside of the tissue by low-coherent interference with scattered light from the tissue, and is provided with an optical probe which includes an optical fibe ...


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Joseph A Izatt, Michael V Sivak, Andrew Rollins, Akihiro Horii, Tadashi Hirata, Shuhei Iizuka, Jiro Narita: Optical imaging device. Olympus Optical, Pillsbury Winthrop, September 2, 2003: US06615072 (77 worldwide citation)

An Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) device irradiates a biological tissue with low coherence light, obtains a high resolution tomogram of the inside of the tissue by low-coherent interference with scattered light from the tissue, and is provided with an optical probe which includes an optical fibe ...


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Takeshi Ozawa, Mamoru Kaneko, Akihiro Horii, Atsushi Okawa, Hiroki Hibino, Hiroyuki Sangu, Hitoshi Ueno, Hitoshi Mizuno, Jun Hiroya, Katsuichi Imaizumi, Hidemichi Aoki, Masahiro Ohno, Eiji Yasuda, Yoshinao Oaki, Kenji Yoshino, Sakae Takehana, Isami Hirao, Takefumi Uesugi, Toshimasa Kawai: Light scanning devices of a water-tight structure to be inserted into a body cavity to obtain optical information on inside of a biological tissue. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, December 4, 2001: US06327493 (61 worldwide citation)

A light scanning device has a tip structure which includes a light scanning part connected to a light source, and which is insertable into a body cavity and is formed so as to be water-tight. A controlling part controls the light scan through the tip structure, and the tip structure and the controll ...


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Masato Tamai, Akihiro Horii, Hiroshi Kakidachi, Masaki Hayashi, Aki Okubo, Hiroshi Takahashi: Biological-tissue joining apparatus. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, June 11, 2013: US08460288 (58 worldwide citation)

Regardless of the type of biological tissue, a sufficient joining force can be quickly obtained; the problem of an adhesive bonding biological tissue other than the target biological tissue can be prevented; and the adhesive can be prevented from becoming impossible to apply due to curing. There is ...


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Shuhei Iizuka, Akihiro Horii, Yasushige Ishihara, Raifu Matsui, Mamoru Kaneko: Light scanning probe apparatus using light of low coherence. Olympus Corporation, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, May 3, 2005: US06888119 (47 worldwide citation)

A flexible shaft driven to rotate is inserted through a transparent sheath having pliability. By a fiber inserted through the inside thereof, low-coherence light is guided and is made to exit to a living-body tissue side which is an observation target through a lens and a prism forming an exit and e ...


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Hisakazu Katoh, Akinori Hashimoto, Kenichi Shiraishi, Akihiro Horii, Shoji Matsuda: Hierarchical transmission digital demodulator. Kabushiki Kaisha Kenwood, Eric J Robinson, Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office P C, January 13, 2004: US06678336 (30 worldwide citation)

A hierarchical transmission digital demodulator capable of stable sync capture and stable demodulation through setting of a demodulation operation in accordance with a reception C/N value. A CNR measuring circuit receives a demodulation output from an arithmetic circuit and measures a reception C/N ...