Patents Assigned to Horiba, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20200364956
    Abstract: An automated-driving device causes a test body which is either a vehicle or part of a vehicle to perform automated-driving using a plurality of types of actuators. This automated-driving device includes a plurality of connectors to which the actuators are connected, and a control device that controls movements of the actuators that are connected to the connectors. When one of the actuators is connected to one of the connectors, the control device identifies the type of actuator that is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma HACHIKEN, Yoshiaki MATSUBARA, Kazuki FURUKAWA, Susumu TOGAWA, Kazunori KURIAKI, Yasutaka KAWAKITA, Kosuke OI
  • Patent number: 10823688
    Abstract: The radiation detection device is equipped with a sample holding unit; an irradiation unit for irradiating a sample held on the sample holding unit with radiations; a detection unit for detecting the radiations generated from the sample; an illumination unit for irradiating the sample with light; an observation unit for observing the sample; and a light transmitting plate for allowing the light from the illumination unit, with which the sample held on the sample holding unit is irradiated, to be transmitted therethrough. The light transmitting plate is disposed at a position between the sample holding unit and the irradiation unit, and has an opening portion for allowing the radiations from the irradiation unit, with which the sample is irradiated, to pass therethrough and a scattering portion for scattering light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Akiyama, Kusuo Ueno, Takeshi Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 10795031
    Abstract: The present invention is one that removes noise of a voltage signal to be inputted to a pulse processor 5, as well as improves radiation energy resolution, and includes: a radiation detector 2 that outputs charge generated by incidence of radiation; a preamplifier 3 that converts the generated charge into an analog signal; an A/D conversion part 4 that converts the analog signal from the preamplifier 3 into a digital signal; a denoising filter 5 that removes the noise from the digital signal from the A/D conversion part 4; a waveform shaping part 6 that generates a pulse signal from a digital signal having passed through the denoising filter 5; a pulse height detection part 7 that detects peak values of the pulse signal from the waveform shaping part 6; and a count part 8 that, on a pulse height basis, counts the peak values obtained by the pulse height detection part 7, in which the denoising filter 5 is one that removes the noise by taking the weighted moving average of values of the digital signal with use
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10794831
    Abstract: An organic compound analyzer is provided which is capable of highly accurately determining a denaturation feature point on which a minute structural change of an organic compound is reflected. The organic compound analyzer includes an actual measured data storage section, an evaluation criterion vector setting section, a score calculation section, and a change feature point determination section. The actual measured data storage section is configured to store in pairs a plurality of actual measured spectra obtained through measurement of a sample containing an organic compound under a plurality of different external stimulus conditions, and external stimulus conditions under which spectra are respectively measured. The evaluation criterion vector setting section is configured to set a loading that indicates weighting to individual wavenumbers at which the spectra are measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Chikashi Ota
  • Patent number: 10788447
    Abstract: A liquid analyzer is one that performs analysis in a state of being immersed in a flowing analysis target liquid, and in order to simply make a good/bad determination and increase reliability, includes: a sensor adapted to, in a state where a responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, sense a predetermined component contained in the analysis target liquid; an analysis mechanism adapted to analyze the analysis target liquid with use of voltage generated in the sensor; and a resistance measurement mechanism adapted to, in the state where the responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, apply DC voltage to the responsive membrane to measure the resistance of the responsive membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: HORIBA ADVANCED TECHNO CO., LTD., HORIBA, LTD., TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Akio Ishii, Yasuto Kaba, Yuichi Ito, Susumu Yamauchi, Hiroaki Murakami, Atsushi Senda
  • Patent number: 10788415
    Abstract: The present claimed invention makes it possible to simplify a structure of a multiple-reflection cell and to measure both a measuring objective component having a high concentration and a measuring objective component having a low concentration. The analysis device of this invention is to irradiate a light to a multiple-reflection cell into which a sample is introduced, to detect the light exiting from the multiple-reflection cell and to analyze a measuring objective component contained in the sample, and comprises a first light irradiation part that allows a first light to enter the multiple-reflection cell and a second light irradiation part that allows a second light to enter the multiple-reflection cell. The multiple-reflection cell has a pair of reflecting mirrors that reflect the first light and the second light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA. LTD.
    Inventor: Kyoji Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10782225
    Abstract: The present invention is one that makes it possible to facilitate the assembly of an optical measurement cell, as well as shorten optical path length without taking account of handling of a spacer, and an optical measurement cell 2 including a pair of light transmitting plates 21 and 22 respectively having opposite surfaces 21a and 22a facing each other and containing test liquid X between the pair of opposite surfaces 21a and 22a of the pair of light transmitting plates 21 and 22. In addition, one 21a of the opposite surfaces 21a and 22a is formed with a spacer film 25 that contacts with the other opposite surface 22a to define the distance between the pair of opposite surfaces 21a and 22a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Toshikazu Yurugi, Makoto Nagura, Takashi Kimba, Tetsuya Mori
  • Publication number: 20200287349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductor laser device capable of reducing a measurement error of a temperature detecting element for detecting the temperature of a semiconductor laser element and accurately controlling the temperature of the semiconductor laser element. The semiconductor laser device is used for optical analysis and includes: a semiconductor laser element; a temperature detecting element that detects the temperature of the semiconductor laser element; output terminals that output the output of the temperature detecting element to the outside; wires that electrically connect the temperature detecting element and the output terminals; and a heat capacity increasing part that is provided interposed between the temperature detecting element and output terminal, and the output terminal, and contacts with at least part of the wires to increase the heat capacity of the wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto MATSUHAMA, Yusuke AWANE, Kimihiko ARIMOTO, Hirotaka ISEKI, Shintaro MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200284695
    Abstract: The present invention is one that reproduces behavior close to an actual run of a vehicle in a test using a loading device, and is a specimen test apparatus that tests a specimen that is a vehicle or a part of a vehicle. The vehicle test apparatus includes; a loading device that is connected to a rotating shaft of the specimen and gives running resistance to the rotating shaft; a storage part that stores tire diameter data indicating the relationship between a running state of the specimen and a tire diameter; and a control part that, from the tire diameter data, calculates a tire diameter corresponding to a running state of the specimen, and controls the loading device with use of running resistance obtained from the calculated tire diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10767542
    Abstract: To provide an exhaust gas analysis system that can accurately analyze exhaust gas discharged from an engine of a hybrid vehicle and can also be applied to a test that continues sampling into a sampling bag over a predetermined sampling time, a sampling apparatus is adapted to include a main flow path through which the exhaust gas flows, a sampling flow path that is connected to the main flow path to sample the exhaust gas into a sampling bag, and a constant flow rate mechanism that is provided in the main flow path and configured to be able to change a main flow rate that is an exhaust gas flow rate through the main flow path. Additionally, a control device is adapted to control the constant flow rate mechanism to change the main flow rate and change a sampling flow rate that is an exhaust gas flow rate through the sampling flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuya Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 10768191
    Abstract: The apparatus contains a driving unit having a driving source device and a driving shaft, and the driving shaft has a drive-side roller for rotating the object (specimen container). The driving shaft is provided with a one-directional transmission device containing a mechanism for transmitting only rotational driving force in the first direction of the driving shaft to a driven-side part. The apparatus has a mechanism for converting a rotational driving force in the first direction to move a driving unit in a direction away from the object or a mechanism for converting a rotational driving force in the first direction to move a driven unit in a direction away from the object, and the rotational driving force in the second direction of the driving shaft rotates the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10768090
    Abstract: An outside opening of each aperture of a plurality of counting chambers for performing particle counting based on the electric resistance method is connected to suction pump through a confluent piping. Liquid supplying part supplies an additional liquid to the counting chamber side after completion of counting of counting chamber, so that the liquid level of sample liquid of counting chamber will not descend to aperture or a predetermined liquid level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoaki Hamada, Kazumasa Takemoto, Yoji Kawanami
  • Publication number: 20200209173
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus includes an X-ray measurement device, an optical characteristic measurement device, and a calculation unit. The X-ray measurement device may be configured to measure fluorescent X-rays generated from the measurement object. The optical characteristic measurement device may be configured to obtain optical characteristics other than the fluorescent X-rays of one or more carbon compounds contained in the measurement object. The calculation unit may be configured to calculate information about a quantity of the one or more carbon compounds contained in the measurement object on the basis of the optical characteristics of the carbon compound(s), and correct the information about fluorescent X-rays measured by the X-ray measurement device on the basis of the information about the quantity of the carbon compound(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke MIZUNO, Tomoki AOYAMA, Erika MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200210651
    Abstract: The present invention enables an analysis device that utilizes light absorption to measure concentrations of target components by means of a simple calculation, and without any complex spectrum calculation processing being required, and analyzes target components that are contained in a sample, and is provided with a light source that emits modulated light whose wavelength is modulated relative to a central wavelength using a predetermined modulation frequency, a photodetector that detects an intensity of sample light obtained when the modulated light is transmitted through the sample, a correlation value calculation unit that calculates correlation values between intensity-related signals that are related to the intensity of the sample light, and predetermined feature signals, and a concentration calculation unit that calculates concentrations of the target components using the correlation values obtained by the correlation value calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Kyoji SHIBUYA
  • Patent number: 10698425
    Abstract: The present invention intends to reduce the contamination level of an introduction path, miniaturize a circuit board, and improve measurement accuracy by adjusting the number of molecules of a measurement target component to flow into an analysis part, and includes: a detector for detecting the concentration of the measurement target component contained in fluid; an introduction path connected to the detector to introduce the fluid into the detector; and a flow rate switching mechanism adapted to, depending on the concentration of the measurement target component, switch the flow rate of the fluid to be introduced into the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoshi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10690593
    Abstract: The present invention is a sample analyzer 100 that makes it possible to accurately analyze a sample even when the sample is such as one in a state where particles are cross-linked, or one containing foreign bodies and that calculates an autocorrelation function from a detection signal obtained by irradiating a sample with inspection light L1, and from the autocorrelation function, analyzes the sample. In addition, the sample analyzer 100 includes: an autocorrelation function determination part 53 that determines whether or not the displacement amount of an autocorrelation function serving as a comparison target from an autocorrelation function serving as a reference is within a predetermined range; and a sample analysis part 54 that analyzes the sample with use of an autocorrelation function of which the displacement amount is determined by the autocorrelation function determination part 53 to be within the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200191080
    Abstract: The present invention is one that accurately measures an exhaust gas component regardless of variation in atmospheric pressure around a test object that is a vehicle or part of it, and an exhaust gas analysis apparatus that measures component concentration in exhaust gas discharged from the test object that is the vehicle or part of it. The exhaust gas analysis apparatus includes: an exhaust gas detector that mixes the exhaust gas and reactive gas together and detects the resulting phenomenon; a pressure gauge that measures the atmospheric pressure at the time of measurement of the exhaust gas or pressure at a predetermined point inside the exhaust gas analysis apparatus as measured pressure; and a correction part that, on the basis of the measured pressure by the pressure gauge, corrects the measurement error of the exhaust gas detector associated with a variation in the supply amount of the reactive gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, lTD.
    Inventors: Naoto MIZUTANO, Masahiro NISHIKAWA, Haruhisa MOHARA, Shun FUKAMI, Yosuke KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200189483
    Abstract: A holding apparatus is adapted for holding a vehicle test device to be used for testing a test sample that is a vehicle or a part of the vehicle on a seat of the test sample, and includes: a mounting stand on which the vehicle test device is mounted; and a fixing a mechanism configured to be connected to an ISOFIX anchor provided in the test sample to fix the mounting stand to the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MATSUBARA, Kazuki FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200191707
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an optical analysis device for performing output correction of a detector used for an optical analysis device. The optical analysis device includes a light source which irradiates light, a measurement cell into which the light irradiated from the light source is inputted, a light detector which detects light outputted from the measurement cell to obtain an output value, a learning part which uses the output value of the light detector before the correction and an output value in a linear region of the light detector or known concentration of a sample gas introduced to the measurement cell to perform machine learning of a correction model for linearly correcting the output value of the light detector, and a saving part which saves the correction model obtained by the learning part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitake ANDO
  • Patent number: 10684252
    Abstract: A measuring instrument is capable of suppressing a flow path from being clogged due to the precipitation of crystals from an internal solution or a calibration liquid even when kept in a waiting state. The measuring instrument includes a measuring electrode and a reference electrode and on the basis of the potential difference generated therebetween, measures a characteristic value of a sample. In order to accomplish the above object, the measuring instrument is adapted to be able to have two states, i.e., a measurement state of measuring the characteristic value of the sample and a waiting state of not performing measurement, and further include a refilling mechanism that refills the calibration liquid or the internal solution used in the reference electrode. In addition, the refilling mechanism is adapted to continuously or intermittently refill the calibration liquid or the internal solution in the waiting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Miyamura, Yoko Nakai