Patents Assigned to Shimadzu Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200290051
    Abstract: To improve a sealing property of a reaction container over a period before and after implementing gene amplification processing. A gene amplification device includes: a reaction container holder having a container insertion part into which a main body of a reaction container including the main body and a lid attached to an upper portion of the main body is inserted, the reaction container holder having a function of raising and lowering a temperature of the reaction container inserted into the container insertion part; and a heat seal part disposed near an contacting portion between the main body and the lid of the reaction container inserted into the container insertion part of the reaction container holder, the heat seal part heating a temperature of the contacting portion to a temperature higher than a heatproof temperature of the main body or the lid of the reaction container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ninomiya, Masamitsu Shikata, Naoko Takaoka, Shinichiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200289068
    Abstract: An X-ray fluoroscopic imaging apparatus includes a table, an imaging system including an X-ray source and a detector, and an operation panel unit including a plurality of operation input units. The plurality of operation input units include an emergency stop unit and a stop state release unit. The emergency stop unit and the stop state release unit are provided separately from each other at different positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: KOJI YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200292509
    Abstract: When chromatogram data for a target sample have been acquired, a peak position estimator determines an estimated result of the position of the starting and/or ending point of a peak as well as the confidence value representing the reliability of the estimation, using a trained model stored in the trained model storage section. Normally, a plurality of estimated results of the starting point and/or ending point of the peak are acquired for one peak. A peak information correction processor identifies a candidate having the highest confidence as a prime candidate, and superposes a plurality of candidates including the prime candidate, with their respective confidence values, on a displayed chromatogram. An operator referring to the confidence values selects a peak which needs close checking or correction, and corrects the starting point and/or ending point of the selected peak, for example, by selecting and indicating a candidate other than the prime candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi OSOEKAWA, Yusuke HIDA, Yuzi KANAZAWA, Shinji KANAZAWA, Yohei YAMADA, Hiroyuki YASUDA, Akihiro KUNISAWA
  • Patent number: 10772581
    Abstract: A radiation tomograph whereby the acquisition of transmission data and the measurement of annihilation radiation pairs are simultaneously performed by a single detector ring so as to realize both reduction of the manufacturing cost of a PET device and reduction of a burden to a subject. The transmission data, which shows the distribution of annihilation radiation absorption characteristics within a subject, is computed from data relating to annihilation radiation pairs in the vicinity of a surface of the subject. The transmission data can be acquired by detecting a radioactive drug derived from the subject, which makes imaging exclusively for transmission data unnecessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Tsuda, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10772588
    Abstract: A chassis has a structure in which a front structure and a rear structure are linked by an upper floor and a lower floor. The front structure is linked to a front wheel via a coupling member, a front wheel support member and a shaft. The front structure has a cylindrical support member. In addition, the rear structure is linked to a rear wheel via a shaft. A reinforcing member, which links the front structure and the rear structure in the central part of a space for accommodating a battery, is installed inside the space for accommodating the battery. The front end of the reinforcing member is linked to the cylindrical support member in the front structure. The upper surface of the reinforcing member is fixed to the upper floor and the lower surface of the reinforcing member is fixed to the lower floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Takemoto, Toru Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10772592
    Abstract: This X-ray phase contrast imaging apparatus (100) includes an X-ray source (1) that radiates continuous X-rays, a first grating (3) that forms a self-image, a second grating (4), a detector (5) that detects the continuous X-rays, and a third grating (2) arranged between the detector (5) and the first grating 3. The first grating (3), the second grating (4), and the third grating (2) are arranged so as to satisfy conditions of predetermined formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Toshinori Yoshimuta, Kenji Kimura, Hiroyuki Kishihara, Yukihisa Wada, Takuro Izumi, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Takayoshi Shimura, Heiji Watanabe, Takuji Hosoi
  • Patent number: 10775352
    Abstract: To diminish complication and difficulty in attachment and detachment of analytical columns to and from a column oven. The column oven includes, in a column housing part that includes a space for housing the plurality of analytical columns, a column rack that holds the plurality of analytical columns, an inlet switching valve, and an outlet connection portion. At least either the inlet switching valve or the outlet connection portion is formed integrally with the column rack and capable of being attached to and detached from the column housing part together with the column rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Iwata, Koji Numata, Kei Shimojima
  • Publication number: 20200282407
    Abstract: An operation pipe and a device equipped with the operation pipe, which use a gel to perform operations such as separation, extraction, purification, elution, recovery, analysis and the like of target components that are biological components such as nucleic acids. More specifically, an operation pipe and a device, with which it is possible to perform operations such as separation, extraction, purification, elution, recovery, analysis and the like of target components in a sealable pipe by operating magnetic particles in the pipe under a magnetic field from outside of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamitsu SHIKATA, Ayaka MINAMIMOTO, Akira MURAMATSU, Masaki KANAI, Seiya FUJIWARA, Tetsuo OHASHI, Hiroyuki JIKUYA
  • Publication number: 20200286265
    Abstract: The image reconstruction processing method estimates, in a substance information estimation process, substance information from a reconstructed image for every image update in an image update process, and uses the estimated substance information to update images based on succeeding calculations by successive approximation formulae of a successive approximation method. Since the substance information is estimated, the present methodology can be applied regardless of whether the constituent substance of an imaging sample is known. Further, because the substance information is estimated (updated) from the reconstructed image for every image update in the image update process, reliable substance information can be estimated by avoiding the problem of continuously using the substance information estimated at a point of time where a repeat count (iteration count) by successive approximation formulae is low and at a point of time where the repeat count is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta CHINOMI
  • Patent number: 10765386
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus avoids collisions of the radiation with an obstacle, and includes a flat panel detector (FPD) connected with a supporting axis facing a vertical direction to a ray detection surface. A supporting axis is supported rotatably due to the action of the bearing and the flat panel detector rotates around the supporting axis as the center of the rotation via the supporting axis by driving with the motor. A frame member surrounding the flat panel detector has a circular outer appearance of which a center is the supporting axis, and the diameter of the frame member is longer than the length of the diagonal line of the flat panel detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Sakamoto, Takeshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10770279
    Abstract: An ion transfer apparatus for transferring ions from an ion source at an ion source pressure, which ion source pressure is greater than 500 mbar, along a path towards a mass analyser at a mass analyser pressure that is lower than the ion source pressure. The apparatus includes a plurality of pressure controlled chambers, wherein each pressure controlled chamber in the ion transfer apparatus includes an ion inlet opening for receiving ions from the ion source on the path and an ion outlet opening for outputting the ions on the path. The plurality of pressure controlled chambers are arranged in succession along the path from an initial pressure controlled chamber to a final pressure controlled chamber, wherein an ion outlet opening of each pressure controlled chamber other than the final pressure controlled chamber is in flow communication with the ion inlet opening of a successive adjacent pressure controlled chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger Giles, Alina Giles
  • Patent number: 10765381
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus performs pre-shot imaging while considering the imaging condition on the tomosynthesis imaging which can be performed right thereafter without repeating a positioning of the radiation irradiation unit on the tomosynthesis imaging. The protocol for the per-shot imaging is read out. Reading out the protocol is executed by that the operator of operation unit of the console and the console 1 reads out the protocol for the pre-shot imaging from the radiology department information system along with the patient information. Therefore, the imaging condition of the protocol for the continuously executed tomosynthesis imaging is read out while linking the protocol of the pre-shot imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu Okuno, Masahiro Kawano
  • Patent number: 10770281
    Abstract: An ion trap includes: an ion trap including a plurality of electrodes; a rectangular voltage generator including a voltage source for generating a direct voltage and a switching section, the rectangular voltage generator configured to operate the switching section to generate a rectangular voltage by switching the direct voltage generated by the voltage source and to apply the rectangular voltage to at least one of the plurality of electrodes; and a switching section temperature controller configured to control a temperature of the switching section so as to maintain the temperature of the switching section at a target temperature which is higher than a highest reaching temperature of the switching section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Hazama
  • Patent number: 10765392
    Abstract: This X-ray imaging apparatus is equipped with an image processing unit. The image processing unit obtains a first image with a marker reference position set in a first X-ray image and generate a second image in which a virtual marker image is superimposed at a corresponding position in a second X-ray image reflecting the change of a relative position from the marker reference position with respect to the second X-ray image different from the first X-ray image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Koki Yoshida, Takanori Yoshida, Michel Dargis
  • Publication number: 20200278641
    Abstract: A light source device connected to an optical fiber and emit light from the optical fiber, the device includes: a plurality of laser light sources to respectively emit light at different wavelengths; a current source to supply a drive current with a superimposed alternating-current component to each laser light source; a light source control section to selectively switch the laser light sources by controlling the current sources; a plurality of optical systems disposed in optical paths of the respective laser light sources to reflect the light from the respective laser light sources to an incident end of the optical fiber and to reflect return light reflected on the incident end to the respective laser light sources; and a return light adjustment section to adjust an amount of the return light to continuously spread a spectrum of the light emitted from the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi KONDO, Yoshiyuki ICHINOZUKA
  • Publication number: 20200275900
    Abstract: A diagnostic imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit including an imager that images a target to be imaged, and a rotation mechanism that rotates the imaging unit to switch the imaging unit to a first state in which a first target area to be imaged of the target is imaged and a second state in which a second target area to be imaged of the target different from the first target area to be imaged is imaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushige TACHIBANA, Atsushi OHTANI, Tetsuro MIZUTA
  • Publication number: 20200276518
    Abstract: For the separation of a peptide or protein in a sample using a supercritical fluid chromatograph, carbon dioxide is used as the supercritical fluid, while an organic solvent containing hexafluoroisopropanol is used as the modifier to be added to the supercritical fluid. If a mixed liquid of methanol, isopropanol, water and formic acid is simply used as the modifier, a considerable amount of peak tailing occurs on the chromatogram, causing the peak waveform to be distorted. By comparison, when a mixed liquid prepared by additionally mixing hexafluoroisopropanol in the mixed liquid of methanol, isopropanol, water and formic acid is used, the peak observed on the chromatogram will have a sharp, satisfactory shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Jana RYKL
  • Publication number: 20200275872
    Abstract: The brain function measurement apparatus comprises a plurality of measurement probes; a holder which is fitted to the head of a subject and comprises a plurality of probe attachment parts; a light blocking member which is arranged so as to cover the holder and blocks light from entering the plurality of probes; and a contact prevention member which prevents the light blocking member from contacting the measurement probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryu Konoshita, Rintaro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: D895461
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyeri Kang
  • Patent number: D895462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Kimura