Patents by Inventor Noritada Kaji

Noritada Kaji 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: 10877021
    Abstract: A device for biological material detection includes a substrate; a through-hole through which a biological material to be tested passes, the through-hole being formed in the substrate; a molecule that interacts with the biological material to be tested passing through, the molecule being formed in the through-hole; a first chamber member that forms, with at least the surface including the through-hole on one surface side of the substrate, a first chamber to be filled with electrolyte; and a second chamber member that forms, with at least the surface including the through-hole on the other surface side of the substrate, a second chamber to be filled with electrolyte. The biological material to be tested is identified by the waveform of the ion current (passage time, shape, etc.) when the biological material to be tested passes through the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Makusu Tsutsui, Kazumichi Yokota, Masateru Taniguchi, Tomoji Kawai, Mina Okochi, Masayoshi Tanaka, Yoshinobu Baba, Noritada Kaji, Takao Yasui, Yuji Miyahara, Yukichi Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 10830685
    Abstract: Provided is a device for electrical measurement designed to be able to perform high sensitivity detection by reading not only changes in steady-state current, but also the occurrence of transient current, and an electrical measurement apparatus including the device for electrical measurement. The device for electrical measurement includes a substrate on which are formed at least a sample separation channel and a sample migration channel, as well as a sample measuring unit, with one end of the sample separation channel formed to connect to one end of the sample migration channel, and the sample measuring unit including a first measuring unit connected to the sample migration channel, and a second measuring unit connected to the sample migration channel from the reverse side to the first measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Baba, Noritada Kaji, Takao Yasui, Tomoji Kawai, Takeshi Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20200033248
    Abstract: In a method for analyzing samples involving the use of a device for analyzing samples, the device for analyzing samples includes at least a movement part through which a sample moves, and a measurement unit that is formed in a middle of the movement part and that measures a value of an ion current when the sample passes through the movement part. The analysis method includes at least a measurement step for measuring the value of the ion current when the sample passes through the movement part, and a determination step for determining a change over time in a quantity of ions from the value of the ion current measured in the measurement step. The quantity of ions includes a quantity of ions that have leaked from the sample during movement of the sample through the movement part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotoshi YASAKI, Takao YASUI, Noritada KAJI, Yoshinobu BABA, Tomoji KAWAI, Satoyuki KAWANO, Kentaro DOI, Takeshi YANAGIDA, Mao FUKUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190128888
    Abstract: A device for biological material detection includes a substrate; a through-hole through which a biological material to be tested passes, the through-hole being formed in the substrate; a molecule that interacts with the biological material to be tested passing through, the molecule being formed in the through-hole; a first chamber member that forms, with at least the surface including the through-hole on one surface side of the substrate, a first chamber to be filled with electrolyte; and a second chamber member that forms, with at least the surface including the through-hole on the other surface side of the substrate, a second chamber to be filled with electrolyte. The biological material to be tested is identified by the waveform of the ion current (passage time, shape, etc.) when the biological material to be tested passes through the through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Makusu TSUTSUI, Kazumichi YOKOTA, Masateru TANIGUCHI, Tomoji KAWAI, Mina OKOCHI, Masayoshi TANAKA, Yoshinobu BABA, Noritada KAJI, Takao YASUI, Yuji MIYAHARA, Yukichi HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180100792
    Abstract: Provided is a device for electrical measurement designed to be able to perform high sensitivity detection by reading not only changes in steady-state current, but also the occurrence of transient current, and an electrical measurement apparatus including the device for electrical measurement. The device for electrical measurement includes a substrate on which are formed at least a sample separation channel and a sample migration channel, as well as a sample measuring unit, with one end of the sample separation channel formed to connect to one end of the sample migration channel, and the sample measuring unit including a first measuring unit connected to the sample migration channel, and a second measuring unit connected to the sample migration channel from the reverse side to the first measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinobu BABA, Noritada KAJI, Takao YASUI, Tomoji KAWAI, Takeshi YANAGIDA
  • Patent number: 8920845
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a method whereby various kinds of microcapsules, which are usable in, for example, a gene vector, can be produced in a small amount. This production method comprises: feeding a fluid containing a substance to be encapsulated into at lease one (13) of material-feeding microchannels in a substrate in which these material-feeding microchannels (12, 13, 14) and a reaction microchannel (18) connected to these material-feeding microchannels are formed; feeding an envelop-forming fluid containing a material for forming envelopes into at least one of the other material-feeding microchannels (12, 14); and allowing the envelope-forming fluid and the fluid containing the encapsulated substance that converge in the reaction microchannel from each material-feeding microchannel to flow through the reaction microchannel while continuously maintaining the interface between the fluids formed at the confluence thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Baba, Manabu Tokeshi, Noritada Kaji, Hideyoshi Harashima, Kentaro Kogure, Yasuo Shinohara, Hiroshi Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 8420891
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for introducing a foreign substance (3) into a cell (1) having a cell wall. The method comprises the steps of: providing a carbon nanotube (2) carrying at least one enzyme capable of decomposing a cell wall; supplying the carbon nanotube (2) and the foreign substance (3) into a treatment solution containing the cell (1); decomposing the cell wall of the cell (1) by the action of the enzyme carried on the carbon nanotube (2) upon the contact of the carbon nanotube (2) with the cell (1); and introducing the foreign substance (3) into the cell (1) through a site decomposed with the enzyme on the cell wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Baba, Manabu Tokeshi, Noritada Kaji, Ibrahim Maged Fouad Serag Eldin Bayoumi
  • Publication number: 20100248373
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for introducing a foreign substance (3) into a cell (1) having a cell wall. The method comprises the steps of: providing a carbon nanotube (2) carrying at least one enzyme capable of decomposing a cell wall; supplying the carbon nanotube (2) and the foreign substance (3) into a treatment solution containing the cell (1); decomposing the cell wall of the cell (1) by the action of the enzyme carried on the carbon nanotube (2) upon the contact of the carbon nanotube (2) with the cell (1); and introducing the foreign substance (3) into the cell (1) through a site decomposed with the enzyme on the cell wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Baba, Manabu Tokeshi, Noritada Kaji, Ibrahim Maged Fouad Serag Eldin Bayoumi
  • Publication number: 20100143482
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a method whereby various kinds of microcapsules, which are usable in, for example, a gene vector, can be produced in a small amount. This production method comprises: feeding a fluid containing a substance to be encapsulated into at lease one (13) of material-feeding microchannels in a substrate in which these material-feeding microchannels (12, 13, 14) and a reaction microchannel (18) connected to these material-feeding microchannels are formed; feeding an envelop-forming fluid containing a material for forming envelopes into at least one of the other material-feeding microchannels (12, 14); and allowing the envelope-forming fluid and the fluid containing the encapsulated substance that converge in the reaction microchannel from each material-feeding microchannel to flow through the reaction microchannel while continuously maintaining the interface between the fluids formed at the confluence thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Baba, Manabu Tokeshi, Noritada Kaji, Hideyoshi Harashima, Kentaro Kogure, Yasuo Shinohara, Hiroshi Kuramoto