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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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Akinobu Uchikubo, Akihiro Taguchi, Junichi Onishi, Kyou Imagawa, Yasukazu Tatsumi, Yukiko Nagaoka, Yoshito Ichikawa, Mamoru Kaneko, Tsutomu Hirai, Kuniaki Kami, Satoshi Takemoto, Kouji Tanikawa, Kenji Harano, Hiroshi Takahashi, Makoto Tsunakawa, Kenya Inomata: System control apparatus, medical system control apparatus and image-plane display method of medical system control apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 21, 1997: US05678568 (228 worldwide citation)

A medical system control apparatus including a plurality of pieces of medical equipment having respective identification numbers thereof individually, and having display portions on which setting conditions or operating conditions are displayed and operating portions for modifying the setting condit ...


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Mamoru Kaneko, Yasuhiro Ueda, Sakae Takehana, Masaya Yoshihara, Masahiko Iida, Naruto Shinkai, Kazunari Nakamura, Nobuhiko Washizuka, Yoshinao Oaki, Katsuya Suzuki: Fluorescent endoscope apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, May 12, 1998: US05749830 (185 worldwide citation)

A fluorescent endoscope apparatus having: an endoscope that irradiates a subject portion to be observed with light transmitted through a light transmission device to obtain an object image of the subject portion to be observed; a normal observation light generating device for emitting normal light f ...


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Mamoru Kaneko, Kuniaki Kami, Masakazu Gotanda, Shuichi Takayam, Ichiro Nakamura, Kazunari Nakamura, Eiichi Fuse, Susumu Takahashi, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Hiromasa Suzuki: Examined body interior information observing apparatus by using photo-pulses controlling gains for depths. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, April 26, 1994: US05305759 (181 worldwide citation)

A photo-pulse from a photo-pulse generating apparatus is branched, where one branch is radiated to an examined body and the reflected light reflected within the examined body is delayed in time in proportion to the depth from the surface of the examined body and is led to a time-analyzing reflected ...


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Nobuhiko Yasui, Atsushi Iisaka, Mamoru Kaneko: Local positioning apparatus, and a method therefor. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, July 18, 2000: US06091833 (84 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for correctly determining the position of a vehicle in a traffic lane by obtaining correct information about the position of the traffic lane without being affected by variations in the road surface, weather, time of day, or such imaging conditions as fixed or moving lighting ...


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Mamoru Kaneko, Hitoshi Ueno, Sakae Takehana, Isami Hirao, Nobuyuki Doguchi, Takeshi Ozawa, Takefumi Uesugi, Katsuichi Imaizumi, Yasukazu Kogen, Makoto Tomioka, Tadashi Hirata, Masahiro Kawauchi: Fluorescent diagnostic system and method providing color discrimination enhancement. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, July 23, 2002: US06422994 (64 worldwide citation)

A fluorescent imaging device to prevent the breakdown of a fluorescent image high-sensitivity imaging apparatus has a light source for endoscope use which selectively switches between an excitation light and a white light. This introduces a light into a light guide of an endoscope and such light is ...


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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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Nobuhiko Yasui, Atsushi Iisaka, Mamoru Kaneko: Lane detection sensor and navigation system employing the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, July 13, 1999: US05922036 (54 worldwide citation)

A lane detection sensor for detecting opposite lane markers of a road, comprising: an image shooting member for shooting an image of the road ahead of a running motor vehicle; an image data memory for storing data on the image of the road from the image shooting member; a contour point extracting me ...


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Atsushi Iisaka, Nobuhiko Yasui, Mamoru Kaneko: Local positioning apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, May 18, 1999: US05904725 (54 worldwide citation)

A local positioning device detects a local position of an automobile advancing along a lane formed on a road in a direction. A digital image data indicative of an advancing direction view observed from the automobile in the advancing direction is applied to the local position device. An edge extract ...