Patents by Inventor Shoichi Kanayama

Shoichi Kanayama 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: 20220157412
    Abstract: A clinical trial matching apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry receives patient information. The processing circuitry retrieves a clinical trial matching the patient from clinical trials based on the patient information, by referring to storage circuitry that stores data for associating a clinical trial in which medication conditions are set with the results of the clinical trial, for the clinical trials. The processing circuitry presents the retrieved clinical trial. The processing circuitry collects, and stores in the storage circuitry, the results obtained by conducting the retrieved clinical trial on the patient and patient's clinical information. The processing circuitry updates the conditions of the retrieved clinical trial based on the clinical information, when there is clinical information that can identify a significant difference in drug efficacy in the collected clinical information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University, CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sadakatsu IKEDA, Eri ISHIBASHI, Kei MORI, Fuminori FUJITA, Shoichi KANAYAMA, Kimiko YOKOTA, Naoki OOWAKI
  • Publication number: 20210063309
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sample inspection apparatus includes a photodetection circuitry, an image sensor, processing circuitry, and an output interface. The photodetection circuitry has light incident on an optical waveguide in an inspection container and detects the light having propagated within the optical waveguide and coming out of the optical waveguide. The image sensor acquires an image signal for the optical waveguide, using scattered light originated from the light propagating within the optical waveguide. The processing circuitry acquires one or more inspection index values based on at least one of an output of the photodetection circuitry or an output of the image sensor. The output interface outputs a result of processing by the processing circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Isao NAWATA, Takeshi Yamauchi, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Publication number: 20210033539
    Abstract: A specimen measurement device which detects a measurement object material according to the present embodiment, includes: a magnetic field applicator configured to apply a magnetic field to a measurement cartridge including a substrate, a first substance fixed on the substrate and specifically reacting with the measurement object material, a magnetic particle, and a substance fixed on the magnetic particle and specifically acting with the measurement object material; a detector configured to detect light passing through the substrate; and a controller configured to control the magnetic field applicator to perform a first operation to apply a first magnetic field in a direction to move the magnetic particle away from the substrate when a specimen solution containing the measurement object material is introduced into the measurement cartridge, and then perform a second operation to apply a second magnetic field in a direction to move the magnetic particle toward the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro TONO, Takeshi Yamauchi, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Patent number: 10809255
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a specimen measurement apparatus includes a detector, a reaction promoter and processing circuitry. The detector generates an electrical signal based on a reactive state in a reaction chamber in which a mixture of a test substance and a reagent is contained. The reaction promoter supplies to the reaction chamber energy to promote reaction in the reaction chamber. The processing circuitry switches an energy supply state in accordance with a predetermined time schedule, determines a stationary state of the test substance based on an electrical signal generated after the energy supply state is switched, and outputs the stationary state obtained by the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoko Murase, Isao Nawata, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Patent number: 10634690
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided an automatic analyzing apparatus which comprises determination processing circuitry, an analyzer mechanism and data processing circuitry. The determination processing circuitry determines whether to continue reaction of a solution mixture based on reaction data. The analyzer mechanism generates analytical data based on test data generated by measuring the solution mixture. The data processing circuitry performs control such that the analytical data is generated in a first measurement section if it is determined that continuation of the reaction of the solution mixture is unnecessary, and the analytical data is generated by measuring the solution mixture after the first measurement section if it is determined that continuation of the reaction of the solution mixture is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Asuka Uchikawa, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Patent number: 10444159
    Abstract: A according to one embodiment, an optical measurement system has an optical waveguide sensor chip mounted thereon, the optical waveguide sensor chip has a space defined by a plurality of surfaces including a first surface along which an optical waveguide part is provided. The optical measurement system includes a holding surface, a light transceiver, and a contact sensor. The holding surface holds the bottom surface of the optical waveguide sensor chip. The light transceiver lets light be incident on the optical waveguide sensor chip through a first window in the holding surface, and receives light that has passed through the first surface via the optical waveguide part from a second window in the holding surface. The contact sensor detects contact state in two or more detection positions located along an array direction of the first window and the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takase, Isao Nawata, Motoji Haragashira, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Patent number: 10401355
    Abstract: A test reagent includes a reactant and a sheet-shaped member. The reactant is in a dry state and specifically reacts with a test substance. The sheet-shaped member holds the reactant and disperses in a solvent solution in which the reactant dissolves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Asuka Hirano, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Patent number: 10371700
    Abstract: An in-vitro diagnostic includes a housing, a storage, and a blocking agent. The housing houses a liquid including a test substance included in a sample extracted from a subject. The storage stores a substance that specifically reacts with the test substance. The blocking agent is placed to separate the container and the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Asuka Hirano, Shoichi Kanayama, Ichiro Tono
  • Patent number: 10317399
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sample analyzer includes a detector, a first generator and a second generator. The detector detects a target substance bonded to a magnetic particle collected to a sensing area in the cartridge. The first generator applies a magnetic field for releasing the magnetic particles from the sensing area. The second generator includes a permanent magnet configured to generate a magnetic field for attracting the magnetic particles to the sensing area, a first soft magnetic material, and a second magnetic material. The second generator switches application and shut-off of a magnetic field by moving the permanent magnet relative to the first soft magnetic material and the second soft magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Naru Ikeda, Motoji Haragashira, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Patent number: 10159973
    Abstract: A sample liquid preparing apparatus includes a first cylinder portion, a cap portion, and a liquid preparation vessel. The first cylinder portion has a first to-be-fixed portion and a second to-be-fixed portion. The first cylinder portion accommodates a first plug and a second plug. A liquid is sealed between these plugs. The cap portion includes a plunger portion to push the second plug and a first fixing portion to limit the plunger portion from pushing the second plug by fixing the first to-be-fixed portion. The liquid preparation vessel includes a second cylinder portion whose internal space is pressed by the first cylinder portion and a second fixing portion to limit the first cylinder portion from pushing by fixing the second to-be-fixed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kumakura, Shoichi Kanayama, Motoji Haragashira, Asuka Hirano, Dylann Ceriani, Bob Eisele
  • Publication number: 20180283999
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a specimen test apparatus includes a resonator, a detector, a radiator, and a dielectric. The resonator is configured to house a test container filled with a test solution. The detector detects a detection target substance contained in the test solution in the test container. The radiator is arranged in the resonator and emits electromagnetic waves, which resonate in a specific resonance direction in the resonator, into the resonator. The dielectric is arranged in the resonator at a position near the test container when the test container is placed in the resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Keiju YAMADA, Takayoshi ITOU, Shoichi KANAYAMA, Naru IKEDA, Motoji HARAGASHIRA
  • Patent number: 9933358
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an automatic analyzer comprises a light source, a spectroscope, a photo detection unit, a storage unit, a selection unit, and a calculation unit. The storage unit stores photo detector identifiers related to photo detectors and wavelength band identifiers in association with each other. The selection unit selects a specific photo detector from photo detectors. The specific photo detector corresponds to a specific photo detector identifier associated with a wavelength band identifier of a wavelength band according to a measurement item of a sample. The calculation unit calculates an absorbance related to the measurement item based on a signal from the selected specific photo detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kanako Iwamura, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Publication number: 20180067112
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a specimen measurement apparatus includes a detector, a reaction promoter and processing circuitry. The detector generates an electrical signal based on a reactive state in a reaction chamber in which a mixture of a test substance and a reagent is contained. The reaction promoter supplies to the reaction chamber energy to promote reaction in the reaction chamber. The processing circuitry switches an energy supply state in accordance with a predetermined time schedule, determines a stationary state of the test substance based on an electrical signal generated after the energy supply state is switched, and outputs the stationary state obtained by the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Naoko MURASE, Isao Nawata, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Publication number: 20180056289
    Abstract: A sample liquid preparing apparatus includes a first cylinder portion, a cap portion, and a liquid preparation vessel. The first cylinder portion has a first to-be-fixed portion and a second to-be-fixed portion. The first cylinder portion accommodates a first plug and a second plug. A liquid is sealed between these plugs. The cap portion includes a plunger portion to push the second plug and a first fixing portion to limit the plunger portion from pushing the second plug by fixing the first to-be-fixed portion. The liquid preparation vessel includes a second cylinder portion whose internal space is pressed by the first cylinder portion and a second fixing portion to limit the first cylinder portion from pushing by fixing the second to-be-fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro KUMAKURA, Shoichi KANAYAMA, Motoji HARAGASHIRA, Asuka HIRANO, Dylann CERIANI, Bob EISELE
  • Patent number: 9897623
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automatic analyzer that analyzes a component of a target layer of a test sample separated into a plurality of layers by transferring the component from an installed container, including: a dispensing probe that descends into the target layer and suctions the component; a detecting unit that detects the height of the layer surface of the target layer of the test sample; a calculating unit that calculates the depth from the layer surface of the target layer at which the total content of the component of the target layer reaches a target amount; and a controller that causes the dispensing probe to descend to the depth calculated by the calculating unit and suction the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kanako Iwamura, Shoichi Kanayama, Nobuyasu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9897599
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a specimen measurement apparatus includes a detector and a control circuit, and is configured to perform a plurality of steps to measure the properties of a test substance retained in a reaction container. The detector outputs electromagnetic waves to the reaction container and detects the electromagnetic waves that vary according to the state in the reaction container. The control circuit controls transition timing between steps of the plurality of steps based on the detection result of the electromagnetic waves obtained by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi Kanayama, Isao Nawata, Ichiro Tono
  • Publication number: 20170350880
    Abstract: An in-vitro diagnostic includes a housing, a storage, and a blocking agent. The housing houses a liquid including a test substance included in a sample extracted from a subject. The storage stores a substance that specifically reacts with the test substance. The blocking agent is placed to separate the container and the storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Asuka HIRANO, Shoichi KANAYAMA, lchiro TONO
  • Patent number: 9651478
    Abstract: The analyzer according to the embodiment comprises an irradiation optical part that irradiates a mixture inside reaction tubes with light from a light source. Moreover, a detection optical part detects light transmitted through the mixture. Moreover, the irradiation optical part comprises a first optical element in which the light source is disposed at the front focal position and that concentrates light from the light source. Moreover, a second optical element guides light transmitted through the first optical element to the reaction tubes. In addition, an incident numerical aperture adjustment member is provided at the rear side of the first optical element and adjusts the numerical aperture when light from the light source is incident on the reaction tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Kanayama, Tomoyuki Tada, Naotada Okada
  • Publication number: 20170108495
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sample analyzer includes a detector, a first generator and a second generator. The detector detects a target substance bonded to a magnetic particle collected to a sensing area in the cartridge. The first generator applies a magnetic field for releasing the magnetic particles from the sensing area. The second generator includes a permanent magnet configured to generate a magnetic field for attracting the magnetic particles to the sensing area, a first soft magnetic material, and a second magnetic material. The second generator switches application and shut-off of a magnetic field by moving the permanent magnet relative to the first soft magnetic material and the second soft magnetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Naru IKEDA, Motoji Haragashira, Shoichi Kanayama
  • Patent number: 9606134
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an automatic analyzer includes a reaction disc, cleaning mechanism, and cover. The reaction disc holds a cuvette which contains a sample and a reagent. The cleaning mechanism is configured to clean the cuvette using a nozzle. The cover is configured to be movable along an axis of the nozzle and to cover an opening of the cuvette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Shoichi Kanayama