Patents by Inventor Ryuh Konoshita

Ryuh Konoshita 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: 8293521
    Abstract: It is intended to easily dispense a minute amount of nonvolatile liquid. In a preferred embodiment, in dispensing of mineral oil (nonvolatile liquid), dispensing is conducted in the condition that the amount of air contained in a tip (70) is small by aspirating a larger amount of mineral oil (40) than a single dispensing amount in the tip (70) of a nozzle (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Riken
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Koretsugu Ogata, Ryuh Konoshita, Yusuke Nakamura, Yozo Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 8257966
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reaction kit for preventing the entry of foreign matter into a reaction plate from the outside and the pollution of a surrounding environment. The reaction kit includes: a reaction plate (2) having, on the top surface side thereof, a reaction container (4) for carrying out the reaction of a sample and a reagent container (12) containing a reagent used for the reaction of a sample and sealed with a film (14); a dispensation tip (20) arranged on the top surface side of the reaction plate (2); a cover (24) covering a space above the top surface of the reaction plate (2) and movably supporting the dispensation tip (20) so that a distal end thereof is located inside the space covered with the cover (4) and a proximal end thereof is located outside the space; and a sample container (32) for introducing a sample into the space covered with the cover (24) from the outside through a sealable opening (31) provided in a part of the cover (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Koretsugu Ogata, Koji Tanimizu, Tomoichi Takahashi, Atsushi Inami, Ryuh Konoshita, Masami Maekawa, Takanori Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 7823535
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for dispensing samples or reagents onto a target object are provided. A dispensing position designating section (62) designates the dispensing position on the target object (50), such as a membrane, based on an image of the target object (50) displayed on a monitoring section (60). A dispensing control section (64) positions the target object and the dispensing device relative to each other so that the designated dispensing position on the target object is placed beneath the dispensing device (10) and controls the dispensing operation of the dispensing device (10). A dispensing position information creating section (68) creates dispensing position information about the dispensing position on the target object (50) which is designated by the dispensing position designating section (62) and to which the dispensing operation has been performed and outputs it to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Kiyohiro Sugiyama, Masaru Furuta, Ryo Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki Akinaga, Keisuke Miyamoto, Ryuh Konoshita
  • Publication number: 20100221704
    Abstract: It is intended to easily dispense a minute amount of nonvolatile liquid. In a preferred embodiment, in dispensing of mineral oil (nonvolatile liquid), dispensing is conducted in the condition that the amount of air contained in a tip (70) is small by aspirating a larger amount of mineral oil (40) than a single dispensing amount in the tip (70) of a nozzle (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Koretsugu Ogata, Ryuh Konoshita, Yusuke Nakamura, Yozo Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20100221816
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reaction kit for preventing the entry of foreign matter into a reaction plate from the outside and the pollution of a surrounding environment. The reaction kit includes: a reaction plate (2) having, on the top surface side thereof, a reaction container (4) for carrying out the reaction of a sample and a reagent container (12) containing a reagent used for the reaction of a sample and sealed with a film (14); a dispensation tip (20) arranged on the top surface side of the reaction plate (2); a cover (24) covering a space above the top surface of the reaction plate (2) and movably supporting the dispensation tip (20) so that a distal end thereof is located inside the space covered with the cover (4) and a proximal end thereof is located outside the space; and a sample container (32) for introducing a sample into the space covered with the cover (24) from the outside through a sealable opening (31) provided in a part of the cover (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Koretsugu Ogata, Koji Tanimizu, Tomoichi Takahashi, Atsushi Inami, Ryuh Konoshita, Masami Maekawa, Takanori Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20100196209
    Abstract: It is intended to facilitate dispensing of a minute amount of a nonvolatile liquid. In a preferred embodiment, in dispensing of mineral oil (40) onto a reaction solution (170) that is previously dispensed to a probe arrangement part (18), a liquid droplet (40a) of the mineral oil (40) is formed on a tip end of a tip (70) of the nozzle, and the liquid droplet (40a) is transferred into the reaction well while it is in contact with the inner wall face of the reaction well or the surface of the reaction solution (170) previously dispensed to the reaction well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Koretsugu Ogata, Ryuh Konoshita, Yusuke Nakamura, Yozo Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20100028985
    Abstract: A reaction vessel suitable for automating of various measurements is provided. In a preferred embodiment, on the same side of plate-like substrate (10), sample injection part (12), typing reagent reservoir part (14) and mineral oil reservoir part (16) are provided as concaves, and further, multiple probe arrangement parts (18) are provided. The typing reagent reservoir part (14) and mineral oil reservoir part (16) are sealed with film (20). The surface of the substrate (10) is covered with detachable sealing material (22) with a size capable of covering the sample injection part (12), typing reagent reservoir part (14), mineral oil reservoir part (16) and multiple probe arrangement parts (18) in such a manner that the film (20) is covered by the sealing material (22). Liquid transfer is carried out through nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicants: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., RIKEN
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Koretsugu Ogata, Ryuh Konoshita, Hiroyuki Kuroki, Rika Satou, Ryoko Imagawa, Yusuke Nakamura, Yozo Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20090317898
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a gene polymorphism diagnosing reaction vessel at least having a plurality of probe arrangement parts each individually holding a probe that emits fluorescence in accordance with each of a plurality of polymorphic sites is used. A controller (118) determines presence or absence of a gene polymorphism based on a fluorescence intensity value (a time-course gradient) per unit time of a fluorescence detection value obtained from a fluorescence detector (64).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicants: Shimadzu Corporation, Toppan Printing Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Koretsugu Ogata, Ryuh Konoshita, Yusuke Nakamura, Yozo Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20060144331
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for dispensing samples or reagents onto a target object are provided. A dispensing position designating section (62) designates the dispensing position on the target object (50), such as a membrane, based on an image of the target object (50) displayed on a monitoring section (60). A dispensing control section (64) positions the target object and the dispensing device relative to each other so that the designated dispensing position on the target object is placed beneath the dispensing device (10) and controls the dispensing operation of the dispensing device (10). A dispensing position information creating section (68) creates dispensing position information about the dispensing position on the target object (50) which is designated by the dispensing position designating section (62) and to which the dispensing operation has been performed and outputs it to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hanafusa, Kiyohiro Sugiyama, Masaru Furuta, Ryo Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki Akinaga, Keisuke Miyamoto, Ryuh Konoshita