Patents by Inventor Takaaki Nagai

Takaaki Nagai 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: 20190346465
    Abstract: A transport device transports a container used in a sample measurement device or a rack housing the container. The transport device may include: a robotic arm configured to transport the container or the rack between a first sample measurement device and each of other sample measurement devices different from the first sample measurement device; and a controller that controls operation of the robotic arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicants: SYSMEX CORPORATION, KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Yuichiro OHMAE, Shinji KAMADA, Toshiki SATO, Yukio IWASAKI, Satoshi OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190339258
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicants: SYSMEX CORPORATION, Sysmex America, Inc.,
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Noriyuki NARISADA, Daigo FUKUMA, Masanori IMAZU
  • Patent number: 10442368
    Abstract: A recessed portion positioned on a vehicle rear side with respect to a lens of a camera and recessed in an inner side direction from an outer surface of a mirror housing is provided on the mirror housing. A flow rectifying surface, which forms a flow of traveling wind toward the recessed portion, is provided on the mirror housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Okabe, Noriyuki Tsutsumi, Takaaki Nagai, Yuji Horikawa, Yoshihiro Maeno
  • Patent number: 10401351
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sysmex Corporation, Sysmex America, Inc.
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma, Masanori Imazu
  • Patent number: 10401350
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sysmex Corporation, Sysmex America, Inc.
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma, Masanori Imazu
  • Publication number: 20190219568
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki NARISADA, Daigo FUKUMA, Masanori IMAZU
  • Publication number: 20190196898
    Abstract: A log transmission apparatus is a log transmission apparatus connected to a log collection apparatus via a communication network, and includes an application execution unit which outputs a log, an environment change management unit which generates an environment code as information indicating a change in a state of the log transmission apparatus, and a transmission unit which transmits the log and the environment code to the log collection apparatus, in which the environment change management unit generates the environment code indicating a change in the state during a period from a previous output to present output of the log by the application execution unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki SEKIGUCHI, Megumi TSUCHIYAMA, Yasushi NAGAI
  • Publication number: 20190170733
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Noriyuki NARISADA, Daigo FUKUMA, Masanori IMAZU
  • Publication number: 20190107533
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Noriyuki NARISADA, Daigo FUKUMA, Masanori IMAZU
  • Patent number: 10234364
    Abstract: First and second racks each has fixed positions to hold sample tubes. First and second drawers slide into and out of the case, and that support the first and second racks, respectively. A tube set unit is provided in an area close to the first rack in the case. A tube transfer unit removes sample tubes from the first and second racks in the case and a controller that controls a transfer operation of the tube transfer unit. The first rack is supported by the first drawer such that the first rack leaves a transit location in the case behind the first drawer in the direction of the first drawer movement into the case. The controller controls the tube transfer unit to remove at least one sample tube from the second rack and transfers the tube to the tube set unit via a path traversing the transit location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Daigo Fukuma, Mitsuo Yamasaki, Noriyuki Nakanishi, Syunsuke Yao, Tomonori Okazaki, Takahiro Saino
  • Patent number: 10209244
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma, Masanori Imazu
  • Patent number: 10168320
    Abstract: A hematological analyzer for measuring blood, sets a body fluid measurement mode; receives a measurement start instruction; irradiates a measurement sample with light and obtains optical information from cells contained in the measurement sample; and classifies at least white blood cells and nucleated cells other than white blood cells contained in the measurement sample, and counts the white blood cells and nucleated cells other than white blood cells based on the optical information obtained from the cells in the measurement sample prepared from a body fluid sample and white blood cell measuring reagent when the body fluid measurement mode has been set and the measurement start instruction has been selected, is disclosed. A method for analyzing body fluid and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Hans Kalkman
  • Publication number: 20180356319
    Abstract: A smear staining apparatus may include: a chamber part in which glass slides can be placed and that is configured to contain a staining solution for staining a smear on each of the glass slides; a cover part that covers the chamber part from above and comprises an insertion hole through which the glass slides are transported to the chamber part; and a transport part that transports the glass slides to the chamber part through the insertion hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Noriyuki NAKANISHI, Seiya SHINABE, Tetsuya ODA, Mitsuo YAMASAKI, Hiroyuki KOGA
  • Patent number: 10151746
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma, Masanori Imazu
  • Publication number: 20180348112
    Abstract: The sample preparation apparatus 1 includes a measurement unit 2 configured to measure a sample containing particles acquired from a sample container 10 and detect measurement target particles in the sample, a sample preparation unit 3 capable of adjusting the concentration of measurement target particles in a sample acquired from a sample container 10 and configured to prepare a measurement sample by mixing a sample and any of a plurality of types of particle detection reagents including a particle labeling substance, and a control unit 4 for controlling the sample preparation unit 3 so as to generate concentration information of the measurement target particles in the sample in the sample container 10 based on the measurement data of the measurement unit 2 and adjust the concentration of the measurement target particles in the sample acquired from the sample container 10 according to the generated concentration information and the type of particle detection reagent used for preparing the measurement sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Takaaki NAGAI, Shinichiro OGUNI, Tomohiro TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20180313861
    Abstract: A transporting apparatus transports a container configured to be used by a sample analysis apparatus or a rack holding the container. The transporting apparatus may include a robotic arm that transports the container or the rack between a first sample analysis apparatus and a second sample analysis apparatus; and a base that supports the robotic arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicants: SYSMEX CORPORATION, KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei TAKAI, Takaaki NAGAI, Yukio IWASAKI, Satoshi OUCHI
  • Patent number: 10031151
    Abstract: An analysis device for particle analysis, configured in such a manner that a reagent container is set in the device by inserting the reagent container from a side surface of the device toward the inside thereof, the reagent container having, near the forward end thereof, a suction pipe entrance portion into which a suction pipe can enter. The analysis device is provided with: a reagent container holding portion which holds the reagent container inserted from the suction pipe entrance portion side; and the suction pipe which enters, from above, the suction pipe entrance portion of the reagent container held by the reagent container holding portion and which sucks a reagent within the reagent container. The reagent container holding portion includes a guide member for guiding the insertion of the reagent container, which is inserted from the suction pipe entrance portion side, into the reagent container holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Yuichi Hamada, Nobuhiro Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20180188236
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma, Masanori Imazu
  • Patent number: 9933414
    Abstract: A sample analyzer prepares a measurement sample from a blood sample or a body fluid sample which differs from the blood sample; measures the prepared measurement sample; obtains characteristic information representing characteristics of the components in the measurement sample; sets either a blood measurement mode for measuring the blood sample, or a body fluid measurement mode for measuring the body fluid sample as an operating mode; and measures the measurement sample prepared from the blood sample by executing operations in the blood measurement mode when the blood measurement mode has been set, and measuring the measurement sample prepared from the body fluid sample by executing operations in the body fluid measurement mode that differs from the operations in the blood measurement mode when the body fluid measurement mode has been set, is disclosed. A computer program product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Nagai, Noriyuki Narisada, Daigo Fukuma
  • Publication number: 20180009394
    Abstract: A recessed portion positioned on a vehicle rear side with respect to a lens of a camera and recessed in an inner side direction from an outer surface of a mirror housing is provided on the mirror housing. A flow rectifying surface, which forms a flow of traveling wind toward the recessed portion, is provided on the mirror housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Koji Okabe, Noriyuki Tsutsumi, Takaaki Nagai, Yuji Horikawa, Yoshihiro Maeno