Patents by Inventor Atsushi Inami

Atsushi Inami has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11122168
    Abstract: A document checking apparatus includes an image scanning device, a printing device, an output tray, and a controller. The image scanning device is configured to scan a document image sheet by sheet from a document including plural sheets. The output tray is as an output destination of both the document outputted from the image scanning device and a print sheet outputted from the printing device. The controller is configured to perform checking of the document image, and if an error is detected in the checking of the document image, control the printing device and thereby insert the print sheet as an interleaving sheet immediately before or immediately after a sheet where the error is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Shinji Hayashi, Atsushi Fujiki, Nozomu Inami, Shuichi Masui
  • Patent number: 8333937
    Abstract: A surrounding environment and a solution to be dispensed are prevented from being polluted by aerosol inside a dispensation tip. A dispensation tip 20 is provided with a dispensation nozzle 19 attached to its distal end, a syringe having a hollow inner portion, that is connected to a proximal end of the dispensation nozzle 19, and a plunger 22 that is allowed to slide in the cylinder 21 of the syringe so that suction and discharge processes are carried out on the liquid by the dispensation nozzle 19. A separation member having airtightness for separating an inside of the nozzle 19 from the outside and flexibility for allowing the plunger 22 to freely slide is placed between the proximal end of the plunger 22 and the proximal end of the cylinder 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Atsushi Inami, Tomoichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8257966
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reaction kit for preventing the entry of foreign matter into a reaction plate from the outside and the pollution of a surrounding environment. The reaction kit includes: a reaction plate (2) having, on the top surface side thereof, a reaction container (4) for carrying out the reaction of a sample and a reagent container (12) containing a reagent used for the reaction of a sample and sealed with a film (14); a dispensation tip (20) arranged on the top surface side of the reaction plate (2); a cover (24) covering a space above the top surface of the reaction plate (2) and movably supporting the dispensation tip (20) so that a distal end thereof is located inside the space covered with the cover (4) and a proximal end thereof is located outside the space; and a sample container (32) for introducing a sample into the space covered with the cover (24) from the outside through a sealable opening (31) provided in a part of the cover (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Koretsugu Ogata, Koji Tanimizu, Tomoichi Takahashi, Atsushi Inami, Ryuh Konoshita, Masami Maekawa, Takanori Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20100221816
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reaction kit for preventing the entry of foreign matter into a reaction plate from the outside and the pollution of a surrounding environment. The reaction kit includes: a reaction plate (2) having, on the top surface side thereof, a reaction container (4) for carrying out the reaction of a sample and a reagent container (12) containing a reagent used for the reaction of a sample and sealed with a film (14); a dispensation tip (20) arranged on the top surface side of the reaction plate (2); a cover (24) covering a space above the top surface of the reaction plate (2) and movably supporting the dispensation tip (20) so that a distal end thereof is located inside the space covered with the cover (4) and a proximal end thereof is located outside the space; and a sample container (32) for introducing a sample into the space covered with the cover (24) from the outside through a sealable opening (31) provided in a part of the cover (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Koretsugu Ogata, Koji Tanimizu, Tomoichi Takahashi, Atsushi Inami, Ryuh Konoshita, Masami Maekawa, Takanori Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 7655125
    Abstract: For automating the operation of an electrophoresis apparatus and improving the throughput, the present electrophoresis apparatus has two platens capable of controlling temperature of electrophoresis plates placed thereon, a loading medium charging unit for sending a loading medium under pressure, a loading medium charging nozzle mechanism having a pair of nozzles connected to the loading medium charging unit, a pipetter mechanism for dispensing samples to sample dispensing openings of the electrophoresis plates placed on the platens, a stacker mechanism for storing sample plates, a loading buffer solution supplying mechanism, a loading buffer solution dispensing mechanism connected to the loading buffer solution supplying mechanism, a power unit for allowing electrophoresis separation for each electrophoresis plate placed on the platens, and a detector for optically detecting components migrating through each electrophoresis flow channel of the electrophoresis plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Nakamura, Rintaro Yamamoto, Akira Harada, Makoto Hazama, Takashi Ikegami, Toru Kaji, Naoya Endo, Hidesato Kumagai, Tetsuo Ohashi, Atsushi Inami, Keisuke Miyamoto, Shinichi Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20090191097
    Abstract: A surrounding environment and a solution to be dispensed are prevented from being polluted by aerosol inside a dispensation tip. A dispensation tip 20 is provided with a dispensation nozzle 19 attached to its distal end, a syringe having a hollow inner portion, that is connected to a proximal end of the dispensation nozzle 19, and a plunger 22 that is allowed to slide in the cylinder 21 of the syringe so that suction and discharge processes are carried out on the liquid by the dispensation nozzle 19. A separation member having airtightness for separating an inside of the nozzle 19 from the outside and flexibility for allowing the plunger 22 to freely slide is placed between the proximal end of the plunger 22 and the proximal end of the cylinder 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Atsushi Inami, Tomoichi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20080087547
    Abstract: For automating the operation of an electrophoresis apparatus and improving the throughput, the present electrophoresis apparatus has two platens capable of controlling temperature of electrophoresis plates placed thereon, a loading medium charging unit for sending a loading medium under pressure, a loading medium charging nozzle mechanism having a pair of nozzles connected to the loading medium charging unit, a pipetter mechanism for dispensing samples to sample dispensing openings of the electrophoresis plates placed on the platens, a stacker mechanism for storing sample plates, a loading buffer solution supplying mechanism, a loading buffer solution dispensing mechanism connected to the loading buffer solution supplying mechanism, a power unit for allowing electrophoresis separation for each electrophoresis plate placed on the platens, and a detector for optically detecting components migrating through each electrophoresis flow channel of the electrophoresis plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Nakamura, Rintaro Yamamoto, Akira Harada, Makoto Hazama, Takashi Ikegami, Toru Kaji, Naoya Endo, Hidesato Kumagai, Tetsuo Ohashi, Atsushi Inami, Keisuke Miyamoto, Shinichi Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 7267800
    Abstract: In a system for sucking and discharging a solution from a vessel (micro-plate assembly 6) by suction nozzles 2, processes for suction, discharge, separation, etc. can be carried out with use of a simple mechanism, including suction nozzle moving means 3 for positioning the respective distal ends of the suction nozzles on the inner wall surface of the vessel, magnetic particle holding means 4 for magnetic particles 7 in a given position in the vessel, and solution discharge means 5 for sucking out and discharging the solution simultaneously from the vessel through the suction nozzles. Each or a combination of these means constitutes a drainage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Tadaoki Takii, Atsushi Inami
  • Patent number: 6469285
    Abstract: An automatic temperature control device comprises a reaction chamber for housing a vessel, a tray for supporting the vessel, a temperature control part for controlling at least the temperature in the reaction chamber, a transfer means for slidably moving the tray such that the tray may freely enter or withdraw from the reaction chamber, a first cover part for closing up the reaction chamber tightly when the tray is made to enter the reaction chamber by the transfer means, a second cover part for closing up the reaction chamber tightly when the tray is made to withdraw from the reaction chamber by the transfer means, and first and second magnets for holding the second cover part in a tightly closed-up state, wherein the tray for supporting the vessel is allowed to move slidably in linkage with the pivotal motion of the cover for pivoting the cover and also making the vessel to enter or withdraw from the reaction chamber in one operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Inami
  • Publication number: 20010055545
    Abstract: In a system for sucking and discharging a solution from a vessel (micro-plate assembly 6) by suction nozzles 2, processes for suction, discharge, separation, etc. can be carried out with use of a simple mechanism, including suction nozzle moving means 3 for positioning the respective distal ends of the suction nozzles on the inner wall surface of the vessel, magnetic particle holding means 4 for magnetic particles 7 in a given position in the vessel, and solution discharge means 5 for sucking out and discharging the solution simultaneously from the vessel through the suction nozzles. Each or a combination of these means constitutes a drainage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Tadaoki Takii, Atsushi Inami
  • Publication number: 20010050276
    Abstract: An automatic temperature control device comprises a reaction chamber for housing a vessel, a tray for supporting the vessel, a temperature control part for controlling at least the temperature in the reaction chamber, a transfer means for slidably moving the tray such that the tray may freely enter or withdraw from the reaction chamber, a first cover part for closing up the reaction chamber tightly when the tray is made to enter the reaction chamber by the transfer means, a second cover part for closing up the reaction chamber tightly when the tray is made to withdraw from the reaction chamber by the transfer means, and first and second magnets for holding the second cover part in a tightly closed-up state, wherein the tray for supporting the vessel is allowed to move slidably in linkage with the pivotal motion of the cover for pivoting the cover and also making the vessel to enter or withdraw from the reaction chamber in one operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Inami