Patents Assigned to Shimadzu Corporation
  • Publication number: 20180350581
    Abstract: An ion transfer apparatus for transferring ions from a first pressure controlled chamber at a first pressure, which first pressure is lower than 10000 Pa, along a path to an adjacent second pressure controlled chamber at a second pressure that is lower than the first pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger GILES, Alina GILES
  • Publication number: 20180348180
    Abstract: A quantitative analysis assistant program that creates a quantitative table showing the relationship of compounds, quantitative values and other related information for each of two data files A and B, and displays on each of the view areas “a” and “b”. The analysis operator specifies one compound in one of the quantitative tables. Then, the other quantitative table is automatically searched for a compound having a name identical to the specified compound. A chromatogram, mass spectrum and other related information corresponding to that compound and are based on data file B are displayed on the view area “b” along with the quantitative table. Then, measurement results corresponding to the compound based on data file A are displayed on view area “a” along with the quantitative table. A comparison of the measurement or quantitative determination results for the same component can be easily and efficiently performed in a simultaneous multicomponent analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Riki KITANO
  • Publication number: 20180350582
    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: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger GILES, Alina GILES
  • Publication number: 20180344272
    Abstract: A portable X-ray imaging apparatus is prevented from losing a connection with a medical member when a detection element is set up in the proximity of the subject to carry out an X-ray imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: TOSHIAKI NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10145809
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensitivity correction coefficient calculating system for an X-ray detector with which the sensitivity correction coefficient can be calculated using a multipurpose X-ray source instead of a specific X-ray source. In the sensitivity correction coefficient calculating system for an X-ray detector having a detection surface where detection elements for detection the X-ray intensity are aligned one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally, fitting is carried out on the measured X-ray intensity detected by a detection element using an approximation function so as to calculate the sensitivity correction coefficient using the calculated X-ray intensity calculated from the approximation function and the measured X-ray intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Marui
  • Patent number: 10143429
    Abstract: An X-ray diagnostic device has an attachment-and-detachment detection element that detects an attachment-and-detachment of the attachment-and-detachment member, a rotation detection element that detects the rotation of the motor, a torque adjustment element that adjusts the torque of the motor, and a torque detection element that detects the torque when the rotation of the motor suspends; wherein when attachment-and-detachment is detected, the brake is released; when the brake is released, the rotation of the motor due to an out of balance condition between the up-and-down moving element and the counterweight is detected and the motor torques is adjusted so as to suspend the detected rotation of the motor; the torque when the rotation of the motor suspends is continuously provided, so that the balance between the up-and-down moving element and the counterweight can be kept positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okumura, Toru Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20180341825
    Abstract: In an automatic sampling device for automatically collecting a sample from a sample-holding container having a top surface on which a plurality of sample-holding portions as well as one or more reference points for position adjustment whose relative position to the sample-holding portions is previously known are provided, the automatic sampling device includes: a housing having an opening on a front side for allowing the sample-holding container to be set inside, the housing configured so that a closed space is formed inside when the opening is closed; a sample collector for collecting a sample from any one of the sample-holding portions of the sample-holding container set within the housing; and an appearance information acquisition assistant which assists in an acquisition of appearance information including the sample collector and the one or more reference points for position adjustment of the sample-holding container set within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki MINATO
  • Publication number: 20180340827
    Abstract: Problem to be Solved To select a marker peak which characterizes a difference between groups, even when the number of samples belonging to each group is small. Solution A peak matrix is created based on the peaks detected from mass spectra of a plurality of samples belonging to a plurality of groups (S1-S3). Each row of the peak matrix represents a peak-intensity distribution for a large number of samples at one mass-to-charge-ratio value. If there is no difference between the groups at a certain mass-to-charge-ratio value, the peak-intensity distribution at that mass-to-charge-ratio value should be a lognormal distribution (or normal distribution). Accordingly, a hypothesis test for the conformity of the peak-intensity distribution to the lognormal distribution is performed for each mass-to-charge-ratio value (S5). A mass-to-charge-ratio value at which a significant difference has been found is selected as a candidate of the marker peak (S6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosihiro YAMADA, Hiroto TAMURA, Teruyo KATO
  • Publication number: 20180340918
    Abstract: When a column is attached to an attachment location, first, a ferrule through which the column is inserted is heated and thus is fixed to the column. Then, the column to which the ferrule is fixed is attached to the attachment location. As described, when a user performs work of attaching the column to the attachment location, the ferrule is always fixed to a certain spot of the column. Therefore, it is possible to omit work of holding the ferrule such that the position of the ferrule with respect to the column does not shift when the work of attaching the column is performed. As a result, the column can be easily attached to the attachment location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takero SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20180342852
    Abstract: A laser device suppresses the variation of each time-lag so that a distortion of a combined laser output is suppressed. The laser device includes electric current control elements Q1, Q2 connected in series to a laser diode unit corresponding to respective laser diode units LD1, LD2, an electric current control circuit 11 that controls an electric current flow in the laser diode unit by adding a voltage to a control terminal of the electric current control element to turn on the electric current control element, and voltage adjustment circuits 12a, 12b corresponding to the laser diode unit adjusts, individually, every laser diode unit and the voltage that is added to the control terminal of the electric current control element when the laser diode is off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo UNO, Tomoyuki HIROKI, Kazuma WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10139702
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion device having an excitation source 1, a laser medium 3 between an input mirror 5a and an output mirror 5b, consisting of an optic resonator. A laser beam is excited by the excitation light from the excitation source; a saturable absorber 4 is between the input mirror and the output mirror and increases a transmittance along with an absorption of the laser beam from the laser medium. A wavelength conversion element converts a fundamental wave of the laser light from the output mirror to a higher harmonic. A control element generates a phase-matched signal to adjust the phase-matching between the fundamental wave and the higher harmonic based on the output from the wavelength conversion element and the laser output setting value, and controls the laser output by outputting the phase-matched signal to the wavelength conversion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rakesh Bhandari, Koji Tojo, Naoya Ishigaki, Shingo Uno
  • Patent number: 10137526
    Abstract: A laser machining device machines a machining target subject by irradiating the converged laser beam output from each laser diode of a plurality of laser diodes connected in series to each other. A machining laser beam output-power driving circuit Q1 outputs a machining laser beam by driving the plurality of laser diodes 11a-11 d, 13. A guide light output-power driving circuit Q2 outputs a guide light by driving a partial laser diode 13 of the plurality of laser diodes. A selection means SW1, SW2 selects the guide light output-power driving circuit on determining the position and selects the machining laser output-power driving circuit on a laser machining. A setup value comparison circuit 16 controls the electric current flowing through the part of laser diodes to be below the electric current setup value to output the guide light having electric current not higher than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junki Sakamoto, Ichiro Fukushi, Aklyuki Kadoya, Kazuma Watanabe, Jiro Saikawa, Naoya Ishigaki, Shingo Uno, Tomoyuki Hiroki, Koji Tojo
  • Publication number: 20180337018
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus comprises a first operation unit 31 and a second operation unit 41 that execute an input operation relative to an X-ray image displayed on a display element. The first operation unit comprises a touch panel and the second operation unit comprises a lever. A mounted first operation unit can change an angle relative to a rail installed relative to a table. The second operation unit is attachable to both the rail and the table, and first operation unit is and detachable therefrom for convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Adachi
  • Publication number: 20180337028
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for entering the structures of assumed sugar chains, assumed ionic numbers, m/z of a common product ion, etc. for calculating, by a precursor m/z calculator the m/z of precursor ions originating from each sugar chain. A method file creator prepares a method file including MRM transitions. A multivalent ion information file creator creates a file which associates a unique ID of each sugar-chain structure with m/z of precursor ions and m/z of a product ion. Then, a chromatogram creator creates a mass chromatogram for each MRM transition. A peak area totalizer adds up peak areas on mass chromatograms obtained for a plurality of MRM transitions corresponding to the same sugar chain. Based on the calculated total values, a quantitative value calculator calculates an abundance ratio of each sugar chain as a quantitative value. A quantitative output information creator displays the quantitative values on a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuuichi NAKAYA, Shinji FUNATSU
  • Patent number: 10132329
    Abstract: A vacuum pump comprises a vacuum exhaust section, the vacuum exhaust section including a stator, and a rotor having a rotor cylindrical section, the rotor cylindrical section discharging gas in cooperation with the stator, a suction port; a base; an exhaust port disposed on the base, wherein at least a part of the exhaust port faces an outer peripheral surface of the stator, and gas sucked through the suction port by the vacuum exhaust section is discharged through the exhaust port; and a conductance increasing function section formed on at least one of the outer peripheral surface of the stator and an inner peripheral surface of the base, the outer peripheral surface and the inner peripheral surface facing an exhaust path for gas discharged by the rotor cylindrical section and the stator leading to the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Tsubokawa
  • Patent number: 10133067
    Abstract: A head-up display apparatus is provided with an image emission mechanism that emits image display light, and a combiner arranged in front of an eye (or eyes) of a pilot to introduce the image display light to the eye(s) of the pilot. The head-up display apparatus is equipped with a light guide including first and second plane arranged in parallel planes, an incidence plane including a first reflector and an emission plane including a second reflector disposed between the first and second planes. The light guide is configured to reflect image display light from the emission mechanism to the combiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Naohiro Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20180328825
    Abstract: A synchronous controller is connected to each of boards by one communication wire, and one communication path is formed between the synchronous controller and each of the boards. A multiple synchronization signal S in which a plurality of synchronization signals are multiplexed is transmitted from the synchronous controller to each of the boards. Signal extraction units as extraction means for recognizing synchronization signals included in the multiple synchronization signal S and extracting the individual synchronization signals are provided in the boards, respectively. The individual synchronization signals are extracted from the multiple synchronization signal S input to the boards by the signal extraction units, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20180328864
    Abstract: A plurality of CT imaging conditions are created beforehand as presets, each preset is created beforehand as an icon, and each preset is associated with an icon and registered. Each icon is disposed in a CT imaging condition setting screen according to a spatial resolution and density resolution that serve as two-dimensional indexes relating to image quality. The selection of a given icon by a user results in the selection of the CT imaging conditions corresponding to the selected icon. The indexes relate to image quality and are two-dimensional, and this facilitates operation and makes it possible to intuitively select optimal CT imaging conditions with a small number of steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke HARADA, Shuhei ONISHI, Ryo TAKAHASHI, Yasuyuki KEYAKI
  • Patent number: D834722
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoya Sugie
  • Patent number: D835280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Sugie, Jun Kawai, Hiroshi Muraoka, Toshiaki Nakamura, Tadahiko Nakahara, Toru Hayakawa