Patents Assigned to Shimadzu Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200300794
    Abstract: A thermal conductivity detector (TCD) includes: a detection channel through which a gas to be measured flows as a fluid; a thermal conduction part that has a filament provided at a position in the detection channel where the filament comes into direct contact with the fluid flowing through the detection channel, thereby conducting heat through the fluid flowing through the detection channel; and a detection circuit for detecting an electric signal based on a change in a voltage or a current of the filament. The thermal conduction part has a plurality of filament sections that are substantially parallel to a flow direction of the fluid flowing through the detection channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200300863
    Abstract: A microorganism identification method utilizing mass spectrometry is provided. More specifically, a method for identifying a phylotype of Cutibacterium acnes utilizing mass spectrometry is provided. The method includes a) a step for reading out a m/z value of a peak derived from a marker protein on a mass spectrum which is obtained by mass spectrometry of a sample containing microorganisms; and b) a step for judging whether the sample contains Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes) based on the m/z value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kanae TERAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200303174
    Abstract: In a tandem mass spectrometer, when the measurement mode is switched between a positive ion measurement mode and a negative ion measurement mode, a DC offset voltage applied to a lens electrode to impart collision energy to an ion is temporarily switched to 0 V (S1). After being maintained at 0 V for a predetermined waiting time (S2), the voltage is changed to a DC offset voltage corresponding to a measurement mode which is used after the switching operation (S3). By such an operation, the voltage difference between the neighboring plate electrodes among the plate electrodes (171, 172, 173) included in the lens electrode can be decreased as compared to the case where the polarity of the DC offset voltage is immediately switched. Consequently, unintended electric discharge between the neighboring electrodes can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke MIDORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200300698
    Abstract: An infrared spectrophotometer uses a configuration that allows notification of the appropriate replacement time for an electric heater. The infrared spectrophotometer is provided with an electric heater 1, a PWM control circuit 5, a state detection unit 61, and a notification processing unit 62. The electric heater 1 is a light source that irradiates infrared radiation. The PWM control circuit 5 carries out PWM control so that the current supplied to the electric heater 1 is constant. The state detection unit 61 detects the state of the electric heater 1 on the basis of the variation in the duty cycle during PWM control. The notification processing unit 62 reports the result of the detection by the state detection unit 61.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinya WAKUDA
  • Patent number: 10779779
    Abstract: A portable radiation imaging apparatus improves visibility while moving by arranging the supporting column in the low-position. A base 46 is at a bottom end of a supporting column 41 and is fixed to turntable 78. A surface holding bearing 60 has an inner ring 61 and an outer ring 62 between the turntable 78 and a bottom plate 79. The inner ring 61 of the surface holding bearing 60 is fixed to the turntable 78 and the outer ring 62 is fixed to the bottom plate 79. The turntable 78 revolves with the supporting column 41 around the revolving center C, as the center, of the supporting column 41 and the turntable 78. An idler element 65 has a first circumference 63 and a second circumference 64 is installed to a circumference of the surface holding bearing 60. The revolving-side stopper 81 and the fixing-side stopper 82 regulate the idler element 65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Hayakawa, Hajime Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10782186
    Abstract: A monochromator 100 includes: a diffraction grating 2 placed within a housing 1 so as to receive light from an entrance 11 and disperse the light into a spectrum from which a component of light having a set wavelength is to be extracted through an exit 12; an optical filter 92 to be removably inserted between the grating and the exit to remove light within a specific wavelength band which is out of the set wavelength; a rotary drive 5 for rotating the grating using a stepping motor; a wavelength-movement information setter 73 which sets wavelength-movement information to be used for rotating the grating from an original position to a rotational position corresponding to the set wavelength; and a wavelength-movement controller 71 which controls the rotary drive to initially rotate the grating to the original position and subsequently rotate it to the aforementioned rotational position based on the wavelength-movement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoari Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10781820
    Abstract: A turbo-molecular pump comprises: a shaft to be rotatably driven by a motor; a pump rotor; multiple bolts penetrating the pump rotor from a pump suction port side to fasten the pump rotor to a pump suction port side end portion of the shaft; and a seal member configured to seal a clearance between fastening surfaces of the pump rotor and the shaft or a clearance between each bolt and the pump rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kota Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10782216
    Abstract: A material testing machine is provided. A screen for numerical value input is provided with numerical value input keys that are composed of a decimal point key, number keys of 0-9 and a symbol changing key for changing symbols of plus or minus of input numerical values, operation keys assigned to four arithmetic operations, an equal key for obtaining a calculation result, an input column in which values that are input using numerical value input keys and so on are displayed, a clear key for deleting the numerical values or operations input previously and emptying the input column, a backspace key for deleting the numerical values in the input column character by character, and parameter buttons assigned to parameters stored in a storage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Mouri
  • Patent number: 10782424
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation detector that is capable of accurately calculating the time of occurrence of fluorescence. In addition to a configuration that calculates a single signal time, the present invention, in view of the case in which a multiple event occurs, also has a configuration that on the basis of an added signal generated by adding detection signals together, calculates the time of occurrence of fluorescence (added signal time). The radiation detector according to the present invention is configured to output the added signal time as the time of occurrence of fluorescence when the number of detection elements 3a in the fluorescence detection is plural (at the time of a multiple event). In the case of a multiple event, from the viewpoint of strengthening of a signal addition, an added signal time is more accurate than a single signal time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Nakazawa, Tomoaki Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10781015
    Abstract: A member coupling mechanism capable of coupling two members using a necessary tightening force even in a limited space by a small and simple configuration. A member coupling mechanism includes a first member including a member coupling portion having an open apical surface, a second member coupled to the member coupling portion of the first member, an elastic sealing member inserted between the first member and the second member to seal an opening of the apical surface of the member coupling portion, a coupling member that couples the first member and the second member together, and an acting portion that exerts a force on the coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Komori, Hajime Takemoto, Takahiro Saeki
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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