Patents by Inventor Katsunori OGO

Katsunori OGO 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: 20190184400
    Abstract: Provided is a microscope-observation-sample preparation base material including: a base material body that includes: a flow path in which a medium solution is made to flow; a solution injection section that opens at one end of the flow path and into which the medium solution is injected; and a droplet supporting section that opens at the other end of the flow path and that supports a droplet of the medium solution injected from the solution injection section, in a hanging state, with a surface of the droplet being partially exposed, and an outside-air entry preventing member that prevents entry of outside air from the solution injection section into the droplet supporting section, in the flow path of the base material body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsunori OGO
  • Publication number: 20190185901
    Abstract: Provided is a sample processing method that liquefies a medium solution by making a liquid that liquefies the medium solution act on a sample formed by gelating or solidifying the medium solution that is supported by a substrate while an observation subject is included therein, while maintaining a state in which the medium solution is supported by the substrate while the observation subject is included therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsunori OGO
  • Patent number: 10287556
    Abstract: A luciferase that includes an amino acid sequence in which a mutation is introduced into an amino acid sequence of a luciferase derived from Luciora kuroiwae. The luciferase catalyzes a luminescence reaction that generates luminescence having the maximum luminescent wavelength of 570 nm to 610 nm. The luminescence has an intensity at least 10 times higher than that of luminescence generated in a luminescence reaction catalyzed by a luciferase derived from Rhagophthalmus ohbai.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsunori Ogo
  • Publication number: 20190136180
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing a sample for microscope examination, the method including bringing a liquid (B) for gelling or solidifying a medium solution (A) into contact with a surface of the medium solution (A), which contains at least one spheroid (S) and which is substantially transparent when being gelled or solidified, in a state where the liquid (B) is in the form of mist, bubbles, or liquid droplets with a smaller volume than the volume of the medium solution (A), thereby gelling or solidifying the medium solution (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsunori OGO
  • Publication number: 20170204379
    Abstract: A luciferase according to an embodiment comprises an amino acid sequence in which a mutation is introduced into an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 38. The luciferase catalyzes a luminescence reaction that generates luminescence having the maximum luminescent wavelength of 570 nm to 610 nm. The luminescence has an intensity at least 10 times higher than that of luminescence generated in a luminescence reaction catalyzed by a luciferase having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 48.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsunori OGO
  • Patent number: 9523082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luciferase derived from a Malaysian Luciola firefly, the luciferase having a maximum luminescent wavelength of 557 nm at pH 8, or the luciferase inducing luminescence having 1.5 times or more the luminous intensity of luminescence induced by Photinus pyralis firefly luciferase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, NIMURA GENETIC SOLUTIONS CO., LTD., PERAK STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryutaro Akiyoshi, Katsunori Ogo, Hirobumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9328334
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a novel and useful luciferase. The luciferase according to the embodiments of the invention is derived from Lucidina accensa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsunori Ogo, Ryutaro Akiyoshi, Mariko Murai, Takashi Kinebuchi, Hirobumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9234186
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luciferase derived from a star-worm belonging to genus Diplocladon, the luciferase inducing luminescence such that a maximum luminous wavelength falls within a range of 557 to 562 nm over the entire pH range of 5.5 to 8.0, or the luciferase inducing luminescence having 1.5 times the luminous intensity of luminescence induced by Photinus pyralis firefly luciferase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignees: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, NIMURA GENETIC SOLUTIONS CO., LTD., PERAK STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryutaro Akiyoshi, Katsunori Ogo, Hirobumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150291938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luciferase derived from a Malaysian Luciola firefly, the luciferase having a maximum luminescent wavelength of 557 nm at pH 8, or the luciferase inducing luminescence having 1.5 times or more the luminous intensity of luminescence induced by Photinus pyralis firefly luciferase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, PERAK STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, NIMURA GENETIC SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryutaro AKIYOSHI, Katsunori OGO, Hirobumi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 8722376
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the present invention relates to luciferase derived from Malaysian Luciola firefly, the luciferase having a maximum luminescent wavelength of 580 nm at pH 8, or the luciferase indicating 23.3 times or more of luminescent intensity in comparison to that of Rhodamine 6G.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Olympus Corporation, Nimura Genetic Solutions Co., Ltd., Perak State Development Corporation
    Inventors: Katsunori Ogo, Ryutaro Akiyoshi, Hirobumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140080199
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a novel and useful luciferase. The luciferase according to the embodiments of the invention is derived from Lucidina accensa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsunori OGO, Ryutaro AKIYOSHI, Mariko MURAI, Takashi KINEBUCHI, Hirobumi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20140073031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luciferase derived from a star-worm belonging to genus Diplocladon, the luciferase inducing luminescence such that a maximum luminous wavelength falls within a range of 557 to 562 nm over the entire pH range of 5.5 to 8.0, or the luciferase inducing luminescence having 1.5 times the luminous intensity of luminescence induced by Photinus pyralis firefly luciferase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, PERAK STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, NIMURA GENETIC SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryutaro AKIYOSHI, Katsunori OGO, Hirobumi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20130040326
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the present invention relates to luciferase derived from Malaysian Luciola firefly, the luciferase having a maximum luminescent wavelength of 580 nm at pH 8, or the luciferase indicating 23.3 times or more of luminescent intensity in comparison to that of Rhodamine 6G.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, PERAK STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, NIMURA GENETIC SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori OGO, Ryutaro AKIYOSHI, Hirobumi SUZUKI