Patents Assigned to Shimadzu Corporation
  • Publication number: 20180256125
    Abstract: An X-ray fluoroscopic imaging apparatus includes an operation element that includes a motion axis selection switch and a plurality of direction switches; and a control element that controls a shifting of a relative location between an imaging element and a table relative to a motion-axis by the motion-axis selection switch to a shiftable predetermined motion-axis mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: KOKI YOSHIDA, DAISUKE MURAKAMI, DAI HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20180259552
    Abstract: A scanning probe microscope includes: a laser source 61; a photodetector 62; and a Y-drive mechanism 701 provided for at least either the laser source 61 or photodetector 62, for driving the object in a first direction (Y direction) in a plane perpendicular to an optical axis of the object. The Y-drive mechanism 701 includes: a Y-screw shaft 21 extending in the Y direction; a Y-guide shaft 23 extending parallel to the Y-screw shaft; a support member 24 for supporting the object, the support member coupled with the Y-screw shaft 21 via a nut member 211 screwed on the Y-screw shaft 21 as well as coupled with the Y-guide shaft 23 via a slide member 231 mounted on the Y-guide shaft 23 in a slidable manner; and a Y-drive motor 22 for rotating the Y-screw shaft 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanji KOBAYASHI, Masato HIRADE
  • Patent number: 10073505
    Abstract: An analytical device including a main circuit, a main power supply switch and a control unit which acquires measurement data from main circuit and exchanges data with another device. Said analytical device further includes a hard switch and a relay switch which assumes either an ON state in which electric power is supplied to the main circuit or an OFF state in which electric power is not supplied to the main circuit, wherein the control unit, upon receiving input of a first input signal for setting the main power supply switch to an OFF state, if the main circuit is causing the device main body unit to operate, provides notification of the fact that the device main body unit is operating, and upon receiving input of a second input signal for setting the main power supply switch to an OFF state, sets the relay switch to an OFF state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime Bungo
  • Patent number: 10073108
    Abstract: The present invention provides a small and low running-cost device capable of minimizing the generation of contamination sources as much as possible while performing a series of all the desired manipulations. A device for manipulating a target component in a manipulation tube, comprising: a manipulation tube comprising a tube having an optionally-closeable open end for supplying a sample containing a target component at one end and a closed end at the other end, and a manipulation medium accommodated in the tube and having a gel layer and an aqueous liquid layer multilayered in a longitudinal direction of the tube; magnetic particles that should transport the target component; and magnetic field applying means capable of applying a magnetic field to the manipulation tube to move the magnetic particles in the longitudinal direction of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10070833
    Abstract: A mobile X-ray imaging apparatus has an angle sensor and a movement calculation circuit that controls the driving of drive wheels based on the turning angle of auxiliary wheels relative to a straight moving direction of the base unit when a fine movement switch instructs movement of the base unit in the fine movement mode. The turning angle of auxiliary wheels is detected by a turning angle sensor and the rotation of the pair of drive wheels is controlled by the movement calculation circuit as the auxiliary wheels turns to the straight moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Shirota, Hiroshi Okumura
  • Publication number: 20180252656
    Abstract: An X-ray inspection apparatus includes an X-ray source, an X-ray detector, and a stage. A dose rate calculation unit of a control section calculates a dose rate at any position in an inspection space, a stage face information storage unit 32 stores stage face information, an irradiation history monitoring unit monitors a movement locus, a stage face cumulative irradiation dose calculation unit calculates cumulative irradiation dose distribution data, a stage face imaging range calculation unit calculates a stage face imaging range of the X-ray detector, and a dose distribution image display control unit extracts the cumulative irradiation dose distribution data in an imaging range and displays an image thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Goro KAMBE
  • Publication number: 20180252682
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a preprocessing apparatus that makes it possible to highly efficiently analyze specimens held by solid media, such as dried blood spots to be used for newborn mass screening or the like. The preprocessing apparatus includes: a preprocessing container setting part in which a preprocessing container containing a solid sample including a specimen to be analyzed and a solid medium holding the specimen is to be set; a carrying mechanism that carries the preprocessing container set in the preprocessing container setting part; and a preprocessing part that has a port for setting the preprocessing container carried by the carrying mechanism and that is configured to perform preprocessing including extraction processing for extracting the specimen from the solid sample contained in the preprocessing container set in the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhiro HANAFUSA
  • Patent number: 10070483
    Abstract: When a solid product of a target component is obtained by heating a container in which a solution containing a target component is housed with a heater and evaporating the solvent in the solution, the amount of heating by the heater is controlled based on the detection results of the temperature of the container detected by a temperature detection part so that the temperature of the container approaches a target temperature. At least one of a starting timing T2 and an ending timing T4 is then discriminated based on the amount of heating by the heater. Since the amount of heating by the heater varies while being sensitively affected by the vaporization heat generated when the solvent evaporates, the starting timing T2 or the ending timing T4 can be accurately discriminated by using the amount of heating by the heater as a discrimination criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michiaki Owa
  • Publication number: 20180246060
    Abstract: A rectangular cylindrical drift cell is formed by bonding four resistive film layer members in which a resistive film layer having a uniform film thickness is formed on a surface of a plate member formed of an insulator of alumina or the like through a coating method or a vapor deposition. A predetermined voltage is applied from a drift voltage generator to the resistive film layers of both ends of the drift cell so that an accelerating electric field having a linear potential gradient is formed along a center axis (C) in a desolvation region and a drift region inside the drift cell. Ions are drifted by the accelerating electric field and are separated in response to the ion mobility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke NAGAI
  • Publication number: 20180245581
    Abstract: A liquid feeding apparatus has a primary side pump and a secondary side pump, and an outlet part of the primary side pump and an inlet part of the secondary side pump are connected to each other via a check valve. A temporary side pump pressure sensor for detecting the pressure inside the pump chamber of the primary side pump and a secondary side pressure sensor for detecting the pressure inside the pump chamber of the secondary side pump are provided. The signal of the primary side pressure sensor and the signal of the secondary side pressure sensor are acquired after the suction operation of the primary side pump is terminated and before the discharge operation of the secondary side pump is terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Shinya IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180249117
    Abstract: An image creation unit of a server creates and stores a plurality of phase images or the like having different resolutions on the basis of holographic data collected by a measuring terminal. In response to an image transmission request according to an operation, an image transmission processing unit of the server extracts data of an image corresponding to an observation range after the movement from an image of an appropriate resolution and transmits the data to the browsing terminal. In the browsing terminal, a display image is formed by overlaying a high-resolution phase image corresponding to only an observation range to be displayed on low-resolution phase image of an observation target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke AOI
  • Publication number: 20180247395
    Abstract: A display image formation unit reads image data according to a designated condition from an image data storage unit to form a phase image, a drawing color setting unit colorizes a phase image according to a color scale in which a phase value in the vicinity of 0 is associated with black, a phase value in a positive direction is associated with a predetermined color other than black, and a phase value in a negative direction is associated with another color other than black. In an area where no cell exists on a medium, the phase value becomes almost 0, so that the background area of the cell on the colorized phase image becomes almost black and the cell is depicted in a color other than black.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke AOI, Yoshihiko IWAO
  • Publication number: 20180246061
    Abstract: A gate electrode (10A) used as a shutter gate includes a pair of conductive fixture members (131, 132) made of metal and identical in size attached to the inside of a rectangular opening (12) of a ceramic base (11), along with insulating fixture members (141, 142) made of ceramic attached to the inner sides of the conductive fixture members. Two comb electrodes (151, 152) as one pair have connecting portions (151a, 152a) adhered to the conductive fixture members (131, 132) as well as thin-wire electrodes whose distal ends are adhered to the insulating fixture members (141, 142). By setting length L of the opening (12) and width D of the conductive fixture members (131, 132) to appropriate values according to the coefficient of thermal expansion of each of those members, the elongation of the electrodes which accompanies an increase in temperature can be balanced by the increase in the distance between the adhered positions of the electrodes to prevent the electrodes from being excessively taut or slack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko IMAZU, Hideaki IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20180245980
    Abstract: A PDA 5 has a plurality of light receiving elements. An A/D converter 30 converts an output signal from each of the light receiving elements of the PDA 5. A conversion processing unit 42 sequentially executes, for the plurality of light receiving elements, a conversion process of converting an output signal from an identical one of the light receiving elements at least twice within a preset time range with the A/D converter 30, to acquire at least two output values. An average value calculation unit 43 calculates an average value of the at least two output values for each of the light receiving elements acquired by the process executed by the conversion processing unit 42.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yugo ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 10062165
    Abstract: A borderline extraction element 15 extracts a borderline B of adjacent vertebrae from an X-ray image on which multiple vertebrae are projected connected in a line. A vertebral area setting element 17 sets a area sandwiched by the adjacent borderlines B as a vertebral area and an area number is put to the respective vertebral areas L. When the vertebral areas are erroneously set up, a setup data erase element 21 erases the data of the vertebral areas L and the area number when the borderline is corrected. The setup data are erased, so that the borderline B can be shift-corrected to any location. A vertebral area setting element 17 resets the vertebral area L based on the location of the corrected borderline. Accordingly, the respective vertebral areas L are set up to the accurate locations and only the borderline B extracted to the wrong location is shift-corrected and the vertebral areas are reset. The work-burden to the operator for setting the vertebral area can be largely lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakaya, Daisuke Notohara
  • Patent number: 10060795
    Abstract: A problem addressed by the present invention is to reduce the influence of stray light incident on each light-receiving element in the case of receiving each wavelength of light using a plurality of light-receiving elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Masahide Gunji, Akira Noda, Kensuke Otake
  • Patent number: 10058291
    Abstract: Provided is a radiographic apparatus with safety and time-saved imaging upon inclination of a subject without pulling an external instrument by the subject. In the radiographic apparatus, a top board supporting the subject placed thereon is rotatable and liftable. The characteristic feature of the embodiment is to control a level of an intersection of the top board and a line connecting an X-ray tube to an FPD to be constant in association with operation of a top-board rotation controller. This achieves a constant level of a region of interest (a site to be imaged) of the subject regardless of rotation of the top board. Consequently, an invariable distance is obtainable between the subject and the external instrument on the floor, allowing suppression in pulling of the external instrument due to a vertical movement of the subject. As a result, provision of a radiographic apparatus with safety and time-saved imaging is obtainable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180238841
    Abstract: A target component is collected using a preparative separation and purification device having a holder for holding a trap column in which the target component has been captured, a liquid feeder for feeding a first solvent having compatibility with the water remaining in the trap column and a second solvent having low compatibility with water and high compatibility with the first solvent into the trap column, a flow-path switch for connecting the exit end of the trap column to a waste liquid flow path and a collection flow path, and a control unit for controlling the flow-path switch so that solution including water flows into the waste liquid flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180236376
    Abstract: When a liquid in the column is replaced by carbon dioxide in a supercritical state in the chromatograph, an operation of a first pump is controlled by a flow rate control unit, and the carbon dioxide in the supercritical state is supplied at a constant pressure. Moreover, when a flow rate of the carbon dioxide in the supercritical state reaches a predetermined flow rate thereafter, the flow rate control unit controls an operation of the first pump so that the carbon dioxide in the supercritical state is supplied at a constant flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Takanari Hattori
  • Publication number: 20180238844
    Abstract: An analysis method for mycotoxins including a separation step, a detection step, and an identification step. In the separation step, each component contained in a liquid sample is separated in a column In the detection step, components separated in the separation step are detected by a PDA and a fluorescence detector. In the identification step, total aflatoxin is identified based on a detection signal from the fluorescence detector, and deoxynivalenol is identified based on a detection signal from the PDA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Azusa UCHIDA, Natsuki IWATA, Minori NAKASHIMA