Patents by Inventor Masahiko Ando

Masahiko Ando 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: 20190346470
    Abstract: A high-throughput automatic analyzer integrates a biochemical analysis section and a blood coagulation analysis section. The analyzer is capable of achieving a reduction in size, system cost, and lifecycle cost. The automatic analyzer includes: a reaction disk; a first reagent dispensing mechanism that dispenses a reagent to reaction cells on the reaction disk; a photometer that irradiates a reaction solution in the reaction cell with light; a reaction cell cleaning mechanism; a reaction vessel supply unit that supplies a disposable reaction vessel for mixing and reacting a sample and a reagent with each other; a second reagent dispensing mechanism that dispenses a reagent to the disposable reaction vessel; a blood coagulation time measuring section that irradiates a reaction solution in the disposable reaction vessel with light to detect transmitted or scattered light; and a sample dispensing mechanism that dispenses a sample to the reaction cell and the disposable reaction vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Akihisa MAKINO, Hajime YAMAZAKI, Keiko YOSHIKAWA, Manabu ANDO, Masahiko IIJIMA
  • Patent number: 10416179
    Abstract: A high-throughput automatic analyzer integrates a biochemical analysis section and a blood coagulation analysis section. The analyzer is capable of achieving a reduction in size, system cost, and lifecycle cost. The automatic analyzer includes: a reaction disk; a first reagent dispensing mechanism that dispenses a reagent to reaction cells on the reaction disk; a photometer that irradiates a reaction solution in the reaction cell with light; a reaction cell cleaning mechanism; a reaction vessel supply unit that supplies a disposable reaction vessel for mixing and reacting a sample and a reagent with each other; a second reagent dispensing mechanism that dispenses a reagent to the disposable reaction vessel; a blood coagulation time measuring section that irradiates a reaction solution in the disposable reaction vessel with light to detect transmitted or scattered light; and a sample dispensing mechanism that dispenses a sample to the reaction cell and the disposable reaction vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Akihisa Makino, Hajime Yamazaki, Keiko Yoshikawa, Manabu Ando, Masahiko Iijima
  • Publication number: 20190241749
    Abstract: The invention provides an aqueous silicone resin emulsion for preparing a coating composition, an aqueous coating composition using the same, and a method for producing an aqueous clear coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON PAINT INDUSTRIAL COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji ITO, Takehiro OJIMA, Masahiko HARADA, Hiroki ANDO
  • Publication number: 20190227044
    Abstract: An artificial olfactory sensing system includes a sensor unit. The sensor unit includes a semiconductor device equipped with a transistor and a sensor cell in which an olfactory receptor is manifested on a lipid film. A proton adsorption film is formed on a gate electrode of the transistor. A physiological aqueous solution is disposed on the proton adsorption film. Then, the sensor cell is disposed in the physiological aqueous solution. A proton is adsorbed onto the proton adsorption film. When the olfactory receptor recognizes an odor molecule, the positive ions in the physiological aqueous solution flow from an ion channel of the olfactory receptor into the sensor cell. As a result, the proton is dissociated from the proton adsorption film into the physiological aqueous solution, and the potential of the gate electrode is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiko ANDO, Norifumi KAMESHIRO, Tadashi OKUMURA, Sanato NAGATA, Ryohei KANZAKI, Daigo TERUTSUKI, Hidefumi MITSUNO, Takeshi SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10338046
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an artificial olfactory sensing system capable of sniffing out various odors highly sensitively. The artificial olfactory sensing system includes: plural sensor cells on a lipid membrane of each of which olfactory receptors have developed; and plural ion-sensitive field-effect transistors (ISFETs) that correspondingly exist to the sensor cells on a one-on-one basis. A response signal showing that each of the olfactory receptors of each of the sensor cells has recognized an odor molecule is converted into an electric signal by an ISFET corresponding to each of the sensor cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Ando, Sanato Nagata, Shirun Ho, Yuji Suwa, Mitsuharu Tai, Kenzo Kurotsuchi, Hiromasa Takahashi, Norifumi Kameshiro, Seiichi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190164053
    Abstract: A device includes an input unit, a nonlinear converter, and an output unit. The nonlinear converter and the output unit are connected via a connection path having a delay mechanism that realizes a feedback loop giving a delay to a signal. The delay mechanism includes a conversion mechanism that generates a plurality of signals with different delay times using the signal output from the nonlinear converter, generates a new signal by superimposing the plurality of signals, and outputs the generated signal to the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Tadashi OKUMURA, Mitsuharu TAI, Masahiko ANDO, Sanato NAGATA, Norifumi KAMESHIRO
  • Publication number: 20190156972
    Abstract: An electronic functional member includes a core wire assembly including at least two metal wires, an insulating layer covering the at least two metal wires so as to expose a portion of the at least two metal wires, and an electronic functional element electrically conductive to each of the at least two metal wires, and a sheath including a knitted fabric covering the core wire assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiko KONDO, Osamu ONISHI, Kanako ANDO
  • Publication number: 20180293495
    Abstract: A computer system that executes computation processing using a recurrent neural network constituted with an input unit, a reservoir unit, and an output unit. The input unit includes an input node that receives a plurality of time-series data, the reservoir unit includes a nonlinear node accompanying time delay, the output unit includes an output node calculating an output value. The input unit calculates a plurality of input streams by executing sample and hold processing and mask processing on a plurality of received time-series data, executes time shift processing that gives deviation in time to each of the plurality of input streams and superimposes the plurality of input streams subjected to the time shift processing, thereby calculating input data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Tadashi OKUMURA, Mitsuharu TAl, Hiromasa TAKAHASHI, Masahiko ANDO, Norifumi KAMESHIRO, Sanato NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20180267005
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an artificial olfactory sensing system capable of sniffing out various odors highly sensitively. The artificial olfactory sensing system includes: plural sensor cells on a lipid membrane of each of which olfactory receptors have developed; and plural ion-sensitive field-effect transistors (ISFETs) that correspondingly exist to the sensor cells on a one-on-one basis. A response signal showing that each of the olfactory receptors of each of the sensor cells has recognized an odor molecule is converted into an electric signal by an ISFET corresponding to each of the sensor cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko ANDO, Sanato NAGATA, Shirun HO, Yuji SUWA, Mitsuharu TAI, Kenzo KUROTSUCHI, Hiromasa TAKAHASHI, Norifumi KAMESHIRO, Seiichi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9888555
    Abstract: The transmission system may include: an optical path adjustment device configured to substantially unify optical paths of a first pre-pulse laser beam and a second pre-pulse laser beam; an optical path separation device configured to separate the optical paths of the substantially unified first pre-pulse laser beam and the second pre-pulse laser beam to an optical path for the first pre-pulse laser beam and an optical path for the second pre-pulse laser beam; a first beam adjustment device disposed on the optical path for the first pre-pulse laser beam separated by the optical path separation device and configured to adjust a beam parameter of the first pre-pulse laser beam; and a second beam adjustment device disposed on the optical path for the second pre-pulse laser beam separated by the optical path separation device and configured to adjust a beam parameter of the second pre-pulse laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiko Ando, Yoshifumi Ueno, Toru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9759681
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a method and a device for detecting a biomolecule with high sensitivity and high throughput over a wide dynamic range without requiring concentration adjustments of a sample in advance. The present invention specifically binds charge carriers to a detection target biomolecule, and detects the detection target biomolecule one by one by measuring a current change that occurs as the conjugate of the biomolecule and the charge carriers passes through a micropore. High-throughput detection of a biomolecule sample is possible with an array of detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiro Saito, Kenta Imai, Kyoko Imai, Kazumichi Imai, Itaru Yanagi, Yoshimitsu Yanagawa, Masahiko Ando, Naoshi Itabashi
  • Publication number: 20170153033
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an estimating system of heat load in a perimeter zone which can detect heat load in a perimeter zone with high accuracy without providing an exclusive detecting device for detecting heat load, such as a radiation thermometer. The estimating system of heat load in a perimeter zone in the invention includes a light-transmitting solar cell which is provided on a window face; and heat load estimating means for estimating heat load in a perimeter zone based on output characteristics of the solar cell, in which the heat load estimating means obtains an intensity of solar radiation from a window face and a temperature of the solar cell, from a short circuit current value and an open voltage value due to power generation of the solar cell, and calculates a mean radiant temperature in the perimeter zone using the intensity of solar radiation and the temperature of the solar cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Naoki YOSHIMOTO, Masahiko ANDO
  • Publication number: 20170150591
    Abstract: The transmission system may include: an optical path adjustment device configured to substantially unify optical paths of a first pre-pulse laser beam and a second pre-pulse laser beam; an optical path separation device configured to separate the optical paths of the substantially unified first pre-pulse laser beam and the second pre-pulse laser beam to an optical path for the first pre-pulse laser beam and an optical path for the second pre-pulse laser beam; a first beam adjustment device disposed on the optical path for the first pre-pulse laser beam separated by the optical path separation device and configured to adjust a beam parameter of the first pre-pulse laser beam; and a second beam adjustment device disposed on the optical path for the second pre-pulse laser beam separated by the optical path separation device and configured to adjust a beam parameter of the second pre-pulse laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: GIGAPHOTON INC.
    Inventors: Masahiko ANDO, Yoshifumi UENO, Toru SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9650547
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure-sensitive adhesive capable of realizing a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer having satisfactory adhesion performance and a high ink step absorbability. A radiation-curable pressure-sensitive adhesive, which contains a (meth)acryl-based polymer obtained by polymerizing a monomer component containing 30 to 90% by weight of an alkyl(meth)acrylate having an alkyl group of 10 to 22 carbon atoms at an ester end, and having a radically polymerizable functional group containing a carbon-carbon double bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoe Shigetomi, Shou Takarada, Masahiko Ando, Katsuhiko Kamiya, Takahiro Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9581689
    Abstract: A system that reads and writes information from and onto a non-contact information recording medium using an electric wave includes a reader/writer and a measuring unit. The reader/writer includes an antenna configured to transmit an electric wave onto the non-contact information recording medium, a demodulator configured to demodulate a reflected wave obtained by the non-contact information recording medium modulating a part of the electric wave, and a calculator configured to obtain a delay time of the reflected wave. The measuring unit measures a difference in delay times calculated by the calculator, and obtains a change in a distance between the antenna mediating transmission/reception of the electric wave and the non-contact information recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Nippon Signal Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiko Ando
  • Patent number: 9460952
    Abstract: A film for a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape is a film for a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, including a non-pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on one surface of a plastic film, where the non-pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes a mixed layer of a silicone and a (meth)acrylic polymer; and the (meth)acrylic polymer has a calculated Tg of 10° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Yutou, Toshitaka Suzuki, Masato Shirai, Masahiko Ando, Yuka Sekiguchi, Ryoko Asai, Asuka Endo, Rie Hayashiuchi
  • Patent number: 9292469
    Abstract: An I/O device management method of a computer system including a computer, an I/O device, an I/O switch assigning the I/O device to the computer, and a management computer of managing the I/O device, in which a process of the management processor includes a step of acquiring a piece of configuration information of the I/O device assigned to the computer, and a piece of configuration information of a network connected with I/O device, a step of acquiring a flow amount indicating an amount of a data transmitted and received via the I/O device for each I/O type, a step of determining the I/O device of changing an assignment to the computer based on the pieces of acquired information, and a step of issuing an assignment change instruction to the I/O switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiko Ando
  • Publication number: 20150308977
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a method and a device for detecting a biomolecule with high sensitivity and high throughput over a wide dynamic range without requiring concentration adjustments of a sample in advance. The present invention specifically binds charge carriers to a detection target biomolecule, and detects the detection target biomolecule one by one by measuring a current change that occurs as the conjugate of the biomolecule and the charge carriers passes through a micropore. High-throughput detection of a biomolecule sample is possible with an array of detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiro Saito, Kenta Imai, Kyoko Imai, Kazumichi Imai, Itaru Yanagi, Yoshimitsu Yanagawa, Masahiko Ando, Naoshi Itabashi
  • Patent number: 9051999
    Abstract: A variator (2) having a pair of semi-toroidally recessed races (11, 12) mounted to a housing (6) for rotation about a common variator axis. A roller (14) is mounted between the races to transfer drive between them at a variable drive ratio. A sun gear (25) is mounted between the races, as is a ring (gear 26). The ring gear is radially outboard of the sun gear. Mounted between the sun and ring and meshing with both is a carrier gear (33) upon which the roller is mounted in a manner which enables it to both spin about its own axis, when turned by the races, and also to tilt relative to the races to vary the drive ratio. A control pinion (27) is also arranged between the sun and ring gears meshing with both. The control pinion is able to rotate about its own axis freely, but the pinion axis is fixed with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: KK EQUOS RESEARCH, TOROTRAK (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ishihara, Masahiko Ando, Brian Dutson
  • Publication number: 20140346515
    Abstract: Detection accuracy of a semiconductor device for detecting various kinds of substances including biological matter such as DNA is to be increased. This semiconductor device includes: a channel region CH placed on a first surface of a silicon oxide film 110; source/drain regions placed on both sides of the channel region CH; a gate electrode G placed on the first surface at a distance from the channel region CH, the gate electrode G being located to face a side surface xz1 of the channel region CH; an insulating film Z located between the channel region CH and the gate electrode G; and a pore P extending parallel to the side surface xz1 of the channel region CH, the pore P being perpendicular to the first surface. A test object such as DNA 200 is introduced into the pore P, and field changes caused by the test object in an inversion layer 10 formed in the side surface xz1 of the channel region CH is detected as changes in the current flowing between the source/drain regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Itaru Yanagi, Masahiko Ando, Toshiyuki Mine, Taro Osabe, Tomoyuki Ishii