Patents by Inventor Daigo Fukuma

Daigo Fukuma 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: 11921106
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma, Masanori Imazu
  • Publication number: 20230393166
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for managing information on a blood product with a computer, including: obtaining a measurement result of a specimen, collected from the blood product, which is measured by a blood analyzer with product identification information of the blood product being used as specimen identification information of the specimen, and the specimen identification information; and in a database in which information on the blood product is stored in association with the product identification information, associating the measurement result with other information on the blood product other than the measurement result, on the basis of the product identification information used as the specimen identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: ATSUSHI SHIRAKAMI, Daigo Fukuma
  • Publication number: 20230384336
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transport method to be performed in an analysis system configured to transport a specimen to an analyzer configured to analyze an analyte contained in the specimen, the transport method comprising: cooling and preserving, in a cooling-and-preserving part, a quality control specimen containing an analyte having a known concentration; and controlling transport of the quality control specimen between the cooling-and-preserving part and the analyzer on the basis of a status of the analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi KUMAGAI, Daigo Fukuma, Keisuke Kuwano, Toru Uemura, Koyo Hiroyama
  • Publication number: 20230273609
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for applying a control reference value regarding a quality control sample to a specimen analyzer by a computer, the method comprising: generating the control reference value on the basis of a measurement result of the quality control sample measured by the specimen analyzer; and applying the control reference value to the specimen analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Kei SHIRASUNA, Daigo Fukuma, Yuto Nagao, Fumiaki Hayashi, Kanako Kiso, Tomomi Kohno
  • Publication number: 20230243858
    Abstract: A sample testing system comprising: a transporting apparatus; a testing apparatus for obtain a sample and performing testing on the obtained sample; and a controller. The controller executes operation of: controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample rack in first direction, such that each sample container held in a sample rack is transported to a obtaining position on which the testing apparatus obtains a sample and then the sample rack is transported toward the second position; changing, when retesting of a sample contained in a sample container is necessary, the transporting direction from the first direction to second direction, and then controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample container accommodating the sample, for which retesting is necessary, to the obtaining position again. Sample testing method and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Yuichi HAMADA, Daigo FUKUMA
  • Patent number: 11635442
    Abstract: A sample testing system comprising: a transporting apparatus; a testing apparatus for obtain a sample and performing testing on the obtained sample; and a controller. The controller executes operation of: controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample rack in first direction, such that each sample container held in a sample rack is transported to a obtaining position on which the testing apparatus obtains a sample and then the sample rack is transported toward the second position; changing, when retesting of a sample contained in a sample container is necessary, the transporting direction from the first direction to second direction, and then controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample container accommodating the sample, for which retesting is necessary, to the obtaining position again. Sample testing method and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Hamada, Daigo Fukuma
  • Patent number: 11635382
    Abstract: A blood analyzer according to one or more embodiments may include: a specimen preparation part that prepares a measurement specimen by mixing a reagent into a blood preparation; a measurement part that measures the measurement specimen; a measurement mode selection unit that receives an input of a type of blood preparation as a measurement target selected from a plurality of types of blood preparations; and a controller. The controller may cause the specimen preparation part to prepare the measurement specimen depending on the selected type of blood preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Kikuchi, Takahito Mihara, Yuji Masuda, Atsushi Shirakami, Takuma Watanabe, Daigo Fukuma, Masaharu Shibata
  • Patent number: 11630115
    Abstract: A sample testing system comprising: a transporting apparatus; a testing apparatus for obtain a sample and performing testing on the obtained sample; and a controller. The controller executes operation of: controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample rack in first direction, such that each sample container held in a sample rack is transported to a obtaining position on which the testing apparatus obtains a sample and then the sample rack is transported toward the second position; changing, when retesting of a sample contained in a sample container is necessary, the transporting direction from the first direction to second direction, and then controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample container accommodating the sample, for which retesting is necessary, to the obtaining position again. Sample testing method and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Hamada, Daigo Fukuma
  • Publication number: 20230089109
    Abstract: A blood analyzer according to one or more embodiments may include: a specimen preparation part that prepares a measurement specimen by mixing a reagent into a blood preparation; a measurement part that measures the measurement specimen; a measurement mode selection unit that receives an input of a type of blood preparation as a measurement target selected from a plurality of types of blood preparations; and a controller. The controller may cause the specimen preparation part to prepare the measurement specimen depending on the selected type of blood preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu KIKUCHI, Takahito MIHARA, Yuji MASUDA, Atsushi SHIRAKAMI, Takuma WATANABE, Daigo FUKUMA, Masaharu SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 11415575
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma, Masanori Imazu
  • Publication number: 20220170952
    Abstract: A sample testing system comprising: a transporting apparatus; a testing apparatus for obtain a sample and performing testing on the obtained sample; and a controller. The controller executes operation of: controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample rack in first direction, such that each sample container held in a sample rack is transported to a obtaining position on which the testing apparatus obtains a sample and then the sample rack is transported toward the second position; changing, when retesting of a sample contained in a sample container is necessary, the transporting direction from the first direction to second direction, and then controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample container accommodating the sample, for which retesting is necessary, to the obtaining position again. Sample testing method and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Yuichi HAMADA, Daigo Fukuma
  • Publication number: 20220170912
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Noriyuki NARISADA, Daigo FUKUMA, Masanori IMAZU
  • Publication number: 20210325413
    Abstract: A sample testing system comprising: a transporting apparatus; a testing apparatus for obtain a sample and performing testing on the obtained sample; and a controller. The controller executes operation of: controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample rack in first direction, such that each sample container held in a sample rack is transported to a obtaining position on which the testing apparatus obtains a sample and then the sample rack is transported toward the second position; changing, when retesting of a sample contained in a sample container is necessary, the transporting direction from the first direction to second direction, and then controlling the transporting apparatus so as to transport the sample container accommodating the sample, for which retesting is necessary, to the obtaining position again. Sample testing method and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichi Hamada, Daigo Fukuma
  • Publication number: 20190339258
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicants: SYSMEX CORPORATION, Sysmex America, Inc.,
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Noriyuki NARISADA, Daigo FUKUMA, Masanori IMAZU
  • Patent number: 10401350
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sysmex Corporation, Sysmex America, Inc.
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma, Masanori Imazu
  • Patent number: 10401351
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sysmex Corporation, Sysmex America, Inc.
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma, Masanori Imazu
  • Publication number: 20190219568
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki NARISADA, Daigo FUKUMA, Masanori IMAZU
  • Publication number: 20190170733
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Noriyuki NARISADA, Daigo FUKUMA, Masanori IMAZU
  • Publication number: 20190107533
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Noriyuki NARISADA, Daigo FUKUMA, Masanori IMAZU
  • Patent number: 10234364
    Abstract: First and second racks each has fixed positions to hold sample tubes. First and second drawers slide into and out of the case, and that support the first and second racks, respectively. A tube set unit is provided in an area close to the first rack in the case. A tube transfer unit removes sample tubes from the first and second racks in the case and a controller that controls a transfer operation of the tube transfer unit. The first rack is supported by the first drawer such that the first rack leaves a transit location in the case behind the first drawer in the direction of the first drawer movement into the case. The controller controls the tube transfer unit to remove at least one sample tube from the second rack and transfers the tube to the tube set unit via a path traversing the transit location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Daigo Fukuma, Mitsuo Yamasaki, Noriyuki Nakanishi, Syunsuke Yao, Tomonori Okazaki, Takahiro Saino