Patents by Inventor Hirohisa Miyamoto

Hirohisa Miyamoto 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).

  • Publication number: 20210293756
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a molecular sensor contains a sensitive film in which a porous member and an ionic liquid coexist. The molecular sensor is capable of detecting a target molecule by measuring a change in physical quantity of the sensitive film due to adsorption of the target molecule to the sensitive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasushi SHINJO, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Reiko YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210134397
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises a processor. The processor is configured to receive a first number of outputs from the first number of sensors mutually different in response to an odor, obtain a second number of indicators by using the first number of outputs from the first number of sensors, the second number being larger than the first number, obtain the second number of indicator values by using the first number of outputs and the second number of indicators, and discriminate the odor based on the second number of indicator values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Yasushi SHINJO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Koji MIZUGUCHI, Yoshiyuki KOKOJIMA
  • Patent number: 10761050
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a distributor which ionizes a target containing substances to be detected, applies voltage to ionized substances, and extracts the substances to be detected according to a time-of-flight based on the speed; a detector which detects the substance to be detected dropped from the distributor; and a discriminator which discriminates the substance to be detected. The detector includes: a plurality of detection units including field effect transistors using graphene layers; and a plurality of organic probes which are provided on the graphene layers, and at least some of which have different bond strengths with the substances to be detected. The substance to be detected is discriminated depending on a signal pattern based on intensity differences of the detection signals generated by differences in the bond strengths between the organic probes and the substances to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko Yamada, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Norikazu Osada, Mitsuhiro Oki, Yasuko Noritomi
  • Patent number: 10761051
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an arrangement includes: a collection unit collecting a detection target gas containing a molecule to be detected; a detector including a detection cell that has an organic probe provided in a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the collected molecule, and a discriminator discriminating the molecule by a detection signal generated by the molecule being captured by the organic probe of the detection cell. The detection cell has the organic probe including a dicyanovinyl structure or a coumarin structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko Yamada, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Reiko Yoshimura, Hiroko Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Oki, Yasushi Shinjo, Masaki Atsuta
  • Publication number: 20200191687
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus includes a detector. The detector includes: a vibrator having a piezoelectric member that has a first surface and a second surface, a first electrode connected to the first surface, a second electrode connected to the second surface, and a third electrode connected to the second surface and disconnected from the second electrode; a sensitive film overlapping at least one part of the second electrode and at least one part of the third electrode and configured to change a vibration frequency of the vibrator in response to an interaction with target molecules; and a detection electrode to detect the changed vibration frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasushi SHINJO, Yongfang LI, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Yutaka NAKAI, Reiko YOSHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10677770
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus 1 according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting detection target gas containing molecules to be detected; a detector including a detection cell having an organic probe provided at a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the collected molecule to be detected; and a discriminator discriminating the molecule to be detected by a detection signal generated by the molecule being captured by the organic probe. The detection cell has the organic probe containing a phosphonic acid structure or phosphoric acid structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko Yamada, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Reiko Yoshimura, Norikazu Osada, Hiroko Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Oki
  • Patent number: 10571427
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting detection target gas containing molecules to be detected; a detector including a plurality of detection cells each having an organic probe disposed at a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the molecules collected in the collection unit; and a discriminator discriminating the molecules by a signal pattern based on an intensity difference of detection signals generated by the molecules being captured by the organic probes in a plurality of the detection cells. In the molecular detection apparatus according to the embodiment, at least one of the detection cells has a plurality of different types of the organic probes disposed at the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirohisa Miyamoto, Ko Yamada, Reiko Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10527581
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes a detector and a discriminator. The detector includes a plurality of detection cells, where the plurality of detection cells include at least an organic probe containing a cyano group or a nitro group as a neighboring group of a reactive group. The discriminator discriminates a substance to be detected by signal patterns of the plurality of detection cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko Yamada, Reiko Yoshimura, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Norikazu Osada, Mitsuhiro Oki, Hiroko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10519367
    Abstract: A metal organic framework is configured to emit fluorescence and deform by interaction with a target molecule. The metal organic framework includes: a metal ion; a quadridentate ligand bonded to the metal ion; and a bidentate ligand bonded to the metal ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasushi Shinjo, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Satoshi Takayama
  • Publication number: 20190292449
    Abstract: A metal organic framework is configured to emit fluorescence and deform by interaction with a target molecule. The metal organic framework includes: a metal ion; a quadridentate ligand bonded to the metal ion; and a bidentate ligand bonded to the metal ion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasushi SHINJO, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Satoshi Takayama
  • Publication number: 20190293588
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus of an embodiment includes: a first detector which includes a first sensor containing a MOF having a fluorescence emitting property, a light source which irradiates the MOF with light, and a light receiver which receives fluorescence from the MOF; a second detector which includes a sensor layer electrodes electrically connected with the sensor layer; and a type discrimination and concentration calculation part which discriminates a type of the molecules to be detected based on a measurement result measured by the first detector, and calculates a concentration of the molecules a measurement result measured by the second detector based on a discrimination result of a type of the molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Yasushi SHINJO, Ko YAMADA, Mitsuhiro OKI
  • Publication number: 20190086327
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus, comprising: a chamber; a light source provided in the chamber and configured to emit light; a detector including at least one sensor and configured to generate a first detection data and a second detection data, the sensor being provided in the chamber and being configured to capture molecules of target molecules, the first detection data corresponding to the number of captured molecules per predetermined time under a first emission condition of the light, and the second detection data corresponding to the number of captured molecules per predetermined time under a second emission condition of the light; and a discriminator to discriminate the target molecules using the first and second detection data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masaki Atsuta, Ko Yamada, Hiroko Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Oki, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Yasushi Shinjo, Reiko Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20190086359
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an arrangement includes: a collection unit collecting a detection target gas containing a molecule to be detected; a detector including a detection cell that has an organic probe provided in a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the collected molecule, and a discriminator discriminating the molecule by a detection signal generated by the molecule being captured by the organic probe of the detection cell. The detection cell has the organic probe including a dicyanovinyl structure or a coumarin structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko YAMADA, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Hiroko NAKAMURA, Mitsuhiro OKI, Yasushi SHINJO, Masaki ATSUTA
  • Publication number: 20180275105
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to a embodiment includes: a collection unit which collects detection target gases each containing molecule to be detected; a concentration adjusting unit which dilutes and/or concentrates the molecule, and generates a plurality of detection target gases having different concentrations of the molecule; a detection unit to which the plurality of detection target gases are sequentially introduced, and which includes a plurality of detection cells each outputting detection signals based on the concentrations of the molecule in the plurality of detection target gases; and a discrimination unit which discriminates the molecule by change tendencies of the detection signals based on the concentrations of the molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Oki, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Ko Yamada
  • Publication number: 20180080911
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus 1 according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting detection target gas containing molecules to be detected; a detector including a detection cell having an organic probe provided at a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the collected molecule to be detected; and a discriminator discriminating the molecule to be detected by a detection signal generated by the molecule being captured by the organic probe. The detection cell has the organic probe containing a phosphonic acid structure or phosphoric acid structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko YAMADA, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Norikazu OSADA, Hiroko NAKAMURA, Mitsuhiro OKI
  • Publication number: 20180080897
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting detection target gas containing molecules to be detected; a detector including a plurality of detection cells each having an organic probe disposed at a sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the molecules collected in the collection unit; and a discriminator discriminating the molecules by a signal pattern based on an intensity difference of detection signals generated by the molecules being captured by the organic probes in a plurality of the detection cells. In the molecular detection apparatus according to the embodiment, at least one of the detection cells has a plurality of different types of the organic probes disposed at the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Ko YAMADA, Reiko YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180059053
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes a detector and a discriminator. The detector includes a plurality of detection cells, where the plurality of detection cells include at least an organic probe containing a cyano group or a nitro group as a neighboring group of a reactive group. The discriminator discriminates a substance to be detected by signal patterns of the plurality of detection cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ko Yamada, Reiko Yoshimura, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Norikazu Osada, Mitsuhiro Oki, Hiroko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170350854
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a distributor which ionizes a target containing substances to be detected, applies voltage to ionized substances, and extracts the substances to be detected according to a time-of-flight based on the speed; a detector which detects the substance to be detected dropped from the distributor; and a discriminator which discriminates the substance to be detected. The detector includes: a plurality of detection units including field effect transistors using graphene layers; and a plurality of organic probes which are provided on the graphene layers, and at least some of which have different bond strengths with the substances to be detected. The substance to be detected is discriminated depending on a signal pattern based on intensity differences of the detection signals generated by differences in the bond strengths between the organic probes and the substances to be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko YAMADA, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Norikazu OSADA, Mitsuhiro OKI, Yasuko NORITOMI
  • Patent number: 9804116
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for detecting a sample includes preparing a device for detecting a sample, the device including a measurement cassette, a first chamber formed by partitioning the cassette with a partition wall, a through-hole provided in the partition wall, a first electrode provided in the cassette, and a second electrode provided in the cassette, introducing a reagent and a sample containing a measuring object substance into the first chamber, introducing a conductive liquid into the second chamber, supplying current to the through-hole, allowing the measuring object substance whose surface is bound to and is covered by the tag particles via the capture substance in the first chamber to pass through the through-hole, and detecting presence of the measuring object substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Sadato Hongo, Hirohisa Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20170248565
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a collection unit collecting a detection target gas containing a molecule to be detected; a substitution unit substituting a part of a molecular structure of at least a part of the molecule to generate a substitution product; a detector including a plurality of detection cells each having a sensor unit and an organic probe disposed at the sensor unit, the organic probe capturing the molecule or the substitution product; and a discriminator discriminating the molecule by a signal pattern based on an intensity difference of detection signals generated with the molecule or the substitution product being captured by the organic probes of the plurality of detection cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ko YAMADA, Hirohisa MIYAMOTO, Reiko YOSHIMURA, Norikazu OSADA, Mitsuhiro OKI, Hiroko NAKAMURA