Patents Assigned to Shimadzu Corporation
  • Patent number: 10763098
    Abstract: An ion optical device includes one or more pairs of confinement electrode units arranged at two sides of a first direction; a power supply device for applying opposite radio-frequency voltages to the paired confinement electrode units respectively and forming thereon DC potentials distributed in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction to form a potential barrier herein over a length portion of the first direction; one first area and one second area positioned at two sides of the potential barrier in the second direction; and a control device connected with the power supply device for controlling an output thereof to change the potential barrier to manipulate the ions transported/stored in the first area being transferred to the second area through the potential barrier in ways based on the mass to charge ratio or mobility of the ions and continue being transported along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gongyu Jiang, Wenjian Sun, Yupeng Cheng, Xiaoqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10763094
    Abstract: For every acquisition of a set of mass spectrum data, a mass calibrator (determines the amount of mass discrepancy using the appearance position of a peak originating from an internal standard substance having a known m/z value, and performs a process for correcting the mass discrepancy. A mass calibration information collector (collects the amount of mass discrepancy or mass correction quantity for each set of mass spectrum data. After the completion of the measurement, a three-dimensional display information creator creates a three-dimensional graph showing the large number of collected mass correction quantities plotted in a three-dimensional space in which the retention time in a primary column and the retention time in a secondary column in a comprehensive two-dimensional LC unit are represented by two mutually orthogonal axes while the mass correction quantity is represented by the axis orthogonal to those two axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamaguchi, Yoshikatsu Umemura, Masahiro Ikegami, Koji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10763095
    Abstract: In the mass spectrometer system, a tip portion of a cylindrical portion (891) of a capillary (89) is coated with a coating material (892), the tip portion being an injection part for injecting a sample solution to an ionization section. Therefore, it is possible to suppress, by the coating material (892), the deformation of the capillary (89) when the sample solution is injected. In addition, it is possible to suppress the corrosion and the deformation of the capillary (89) by the coating material (892). As a result, the stability of the analysis operation in mass spectrometer system (1) can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Ueda, Wataru Fukui
  • Patent number: 10761070
    Abstract: A flow controller including a flow channel resistance disposed in a carrier gas supply flow channel, a control valve, pressure detecting portion 22 and a pressure difference detecting portion, a storage part storing a first calibration curve indicating a correlation between a pressure difference ?p and a total flow volume ftemp1 at the first set supply pressure Pin, ref1 and a second calibration curve indicating a correlation between a pressure difference ?p and the total flow volume ftemp2 at a second set supply pressure Pin,ref2 larger than the first set supply pressure Pin,ref1 is provided. A total flow volume f of the carrier gas is calculated based on the supply pressure pin detected by the pressure detecting portion, pressure difference ?p information detected by the pressure difference detecting portion, the first calibration curve and the second calibration curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Masuda, Kiyonori Koga, Daiki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20200271558
    Abstract: A high-speed tensile testing machine conducts a tensile test on a test piece by applying a test force to the test piece. The high-speed tensile testing machine includes a detection unit configured to detect a test period indicating a time from when the test piece starts to deform under action of the test force to when the test piece breaks, and a determination unit configured to determine validity of a test result of the tensile test, on the basis of the test period and natural vibration of the high-speed tensile testing machine. Specifically, in the case where the test period is a predetermined multiple or more of a specific cycle indicating a cycle of the natural vibration of the high-speed tensile testing machine, the determination unit determines that the test result of the tensile test is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tohru MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20200271628
    Abstract: An absorbance detector and a chromatograph with which it is possible to constantly obtain a maximum quantity of light without suppressing a drive current, even when disposed within a column oven. The disclosure includes a light-emitting unit having LED elements; a light-receiving unit having a photodiode; an absorbance detector cell comprising a cell in which a specimen is accommodated, the absorbance detector cell being disposed between the light-emitting unit and the light-receiving unit; an LED control unit for outputting a drive current to the LED elements; and a temperature sensor for detecting the surrounding temperature around the LED elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Takafumi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200268304
    Abstract: A cognitive function determination method includes applying a load including a sensory stimulus (5a) or tasks with different degrees of difficulty a plurality of times (S1), measuring a change in brain activity of a subject (P) when the load is applied and acquiring measurement data (S2), and determining a degree of cognitive function of the subject (P) (S3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Medical Corporation Sochikai, MCBI INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi YOMOTA, Shin NAKAMURA, Eiji ANDO, Takashi ASADA, Hiroko NAKATA, Kazukiko UCHIDA, Yoshinori NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200271134
    Abstract: A hydraulic device is provided. Working fluid stored in a fluid storage portion is supplied by a fluid supply portion to a power output portion. The fluid supply portion is driven by a brushless motor. A bypass flow path portion can be switched between a first state of supplying the working fluid from the fluid supply portion to the fluid storage portion and a second state of blocking the fluid supply portion from the fluid storage portion. A control to switch the bypass flow path portion from the first state to the second state after the brushless motor is started and a control to switch the bypass flow path portion from the second state to the first state when the brushless motor is stopped is performed. Backflow of the working fluid from the power output portion to the bypass flow path portion is prevented by a backflow prevention valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitomi IIZUMI, Kenichi KANATANI, Hiroyuki NISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200268305
    Abstract: This brain activity feature amount extraction method includes acquiring a combination of a plurality of data items in order of higher effectiveness for discriminating whether a subject is a healthy person or a non-healthy person, among the plurality of data items, on the basis of the index value serving as the index indicating effectiveness or non-effectiveness for discriminating the group of healthy persons and the group of non-healthy persons from each other, and displaying the acquired combination of the plurality of data items in order of higher effectiveness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi YOMOTA, Shin NAKAMURA, Kenta CHINOMI, Nobuyuki AKINAGA
  • Patent number: 10753914
    Abstract: A flow controller includes a channel assembly, a pressure sensor, and a pressure control valve. The channel assembly includes a laminated substrate comprised of a plurality of substrates laminated, the laminated substrate having a surface on which a gas inlet and a gas outlet are formed, and having, inside the laminated substrate, a plurality of resistance channels not communicating with one another inside the laminated substrate as internal channels. In the flow controller, the gas inlet and the gas outlet communicate to each other to form a flow rate control channel. The pressure sensor and the pressure control valve are provided on the flow rate control channel. At least one of the resistance channels which is selected to have a desired channel resistance of the flow rate control channel is connected to the flow rate control channel as part of the flow rate control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyonori Koga, Yuki Komori
  • Patent number: 10753912
    Abstract: A gas chromatograph includes a sample introduction portion and a heater block. A contact portion is fit into a first recess of a main body of the sample introduction portion. The heater block is fixed to and positioned with respect to the main body of the sample introduction portion by directly coming into contact with the contact portion provided on the main body of the sample introduction portion. For this reason, the heater block may be securely positioned with respect to the sample introduction portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Komori, Ryo Takechi
  • Patent number: 10754049
    Abstract: A distance SRD can be obtained from sizes of projection images of a calibration instrument on a table at a first point (that is an imaging position) and a second point and a distance between rotation center axes of the table at the first point and the second point. Furthermore, a distance SDD can be obtained by adding up the distance SRD thus obtained and a distance between an X-ray detector and the rotation center axis of the table at the first point, and a ratio between the distances SRD, SDD is taken as an imaging magnification of imaging at the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Sato
  • Patent number: 10753363
    Abstract: A vacuum pump includes; a rotor, a stator, a motor, a heating section heating the pump base portion, a base temperature detection section detecting a temperature of the pump base portion, a rotor temperature detection section detecting a temperature equivalent as a physical amount equivalent to a temperature of the rotor, and a heating control section to control heating of the pump base portion by the heating section such that a detection value of the rotor temperature detection section falls within a predetermined target value range. A monitoring device comprises: an estimation section configured to estimate, based on multiple temperatures detected over time by the base temperature detection section, maintenance timing at which the temperature of the pump base portion reaches equal to or lower than a predetermined temperature; and an output section configured to output maintenance information based on the estimated maintenance timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Junichiro Kozaki
  • Patent number: 10753377
    Abstract: A lock valve including a poppet valve element which is disposed within a spring chamber, a spring which biases the poppet valve element leftward, and a valve seat which comes into contact with the poppet valve element is disposed in a cavity formed in a valve body to mount a relief valve therein and is positioned further inward than the sleeve of the relief valve. The outer peripheral portion of the poppet valve element has hole portions formed therein at regular intervals. The outer peripheral portion of the valve seat, too, has hole portions formed therein at regular intervals. The valve portion of a solenoid valve is disposed between a passage which is in communication with the spring chamber and a passage which is in communication with a second flow passage open to a low-pressure region such as a hydraulic tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masafumi Kakio
  • Publication number: 20200261031
    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: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki TSUDA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200261015
    Abstract: A method for indexing cognitive function includes giving, to a subject, a work for inducing biological activity related to cognitive function, acquiring measurement data, and acquiring an index indicating the cognitive function of the subject from the measurement data of the subject using a model constructed in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi YOMOTA, Shin NAKAMURA, Kenta CHINOMI
  • Publication number: 20200266046
    Abstract: A mass spectrometer includes: a vacuum chamber; and an ion trap and a surface emission-type electron emissive element, the ion trap and the surface emission-type electron emissive element being disposed inside the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu FURUHASHI, Junichi TANIGUCHI, Kiyoshi OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200264081
    Abstract: In an FPGA, waveform data to be sent from the FPGA to a DAC is stored, and a logical circuit is configured from a detection circuit for extracting test force value and elongation value signal components from a signal input from an ADC, an offset subtractor, and a gain multiplier. The detection circuit extracts a resistance component proportional to the test force and displacement. In the detection circuit, an expression that includes a harmonic component of an odd multiple of the carrier frequency is used as a correlation function for extracting the resistance component. As a result, it is possible to obtain calculation results at a sampling frequency that is higher than the carrier frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20200264139
    Abstract: A liquid chromatograph 1 includes a weight measuring device 21 and a control device 30. The control device 30 includes a liquid amount detection processor 301. The weight measuring device 21 measures the weight of the first mobile phase container 6, the second mobile phase container 8, or the waste liquid container 13. The liquid amount detection processor 301 detects the amount of the mobile phase or the amount of the waste liquid based on the weight measured by the weight measuring device 21. For this reason, the amount of the mobile phase or the amount of the waste liquid can be detected without providing a flow sensor or the like in a channel. As a result, the delivery of the mobile phase can be kept in a smooth state. Further, even in a case where a problem occurs in the channel of the mobile phase, the first pump 7, and the second pump 9, the amount of the mobile phase or the amount of the waste liquid can be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya ISOI
  • Publication number: 20200265109
    Abstract: A data smoothing method which achieves improved reproducibility than conventional methods is provided. With the data smoothing method of the present invention, a standard error of numerical data at each data acquisition point or of data based on the numerical data is calculated, and a smoothing width is determined based on the standard error in such a way that the smoothing width becomes narrower for a data acquisition point for which the standard error is greater. The numerical data at each data acquisition point or data based on the numerical data is smoothed using the determined smoothing width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira HARADA