Patents by Inventor Masato TAKAKURA

Masato TAKAKURA 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: 10900936
    Abstract: A sample solution (21) that is a first solvent containing a sample is stored in a first storage section (17). A pseudo matrix solution (22) that is a second solvent, with higher polarity than the first solvent, in which a pseudo matrix is dissolved is stored in a second storage section (18). A suction control unit (191) causes the sample solution (21) in the first storage section (17) and the pseudo matrix solution (22) in the second storage section (18) to be sucked into a syringe (15). An injection control unit (192) causes the sample solution (21) and the pseudo matrix solution (22) to be vaporized in a sample vaporization chamber (12), by causing the sample solution (21) and the pseudo matrix solution (22) sucked into the syringe (15) to be injected into the sample vaporization chamber (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masato Takakura
  • Patent number: 10126276
    Abstract: A column protection gas supply channel (4) is connected to a channel (17) for carrier gas present between a sample vaporization chamber (12) and an MS section (2). During a standby, a column (11) may be protected on the downstream side of a merging section (16) of the column protection gas supply channel (4) and the channel (17) for carrier gas by supplying column protection gas through the column protection gas supply channel (4). At this time, there is remaining carrier gas in the channel (17) for carrier gas on the upstream side of the merging section (16). Accordingly, when carrier gas is then supplied at a time of start of an analysis, a certain amount of carrier gas is already present inside the channel (17). Therefore, the time required to completely replace the column protection gas in the channel (17) by the carrier gas is reduced, and the standby time until the start of the analysis may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Takakura, Syuichi Kawana
  • Publication number: 20180313793
    Abstract: A sample solution (21) that is a first solvent containing a sample is stored in a first storage section (17). A pseudo matrix solution (22) that is a second solvent, with higher polarity than the first solvent, in which a pseudo matrix is dissolved is stored in a second storage section (18). A suction control unit (191) causes the sample solution (21) in the first storage section (17) and the pseudo matrix solution (22) in the second storage section (18) to be sucked into a syringe (15). An injection control unit (192) causes the sample solution (21) and the pseudo matrix solution (22) to be vaporized in a sample vaporization chamber (12), by causing the sample solution (21) and the pseudo matrix solution (22) sucked into the syringe (15) to be injected into the sample vaporization chamber (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Masato TAKAKURA
  • Publication number: 20160223500
    Abstract: A column protection gas supply channel (4) is connected to a channel (17) for carrier gas present between a sample vaporization chamber (12) and an MS section (2). During a standby, a column (11) may be protected on the downstream side of a merging section (16) of the column protection gas supply channel (4) and the channel (17) for carrier gas by supplying column protection gas through the column protection gas supply channel (4). At this time, there is remaining carrier gas in the channel (17) for carrier gas on the upstream side of the merging section (16). Accordingly, when carrier gas is then supplied at a time of start of an analysis, a certain amount of carrier gas is already present inside the channel (17). Therefore, the time required to completely replace the column protection gas in the channel (17) by the carrier gas is reduced, and the standby time until the start of the analysis may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato TAKAKURA, Syuichi KAWANA