Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Shimoda

Tomoyuki Shimoda 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: 20190331581
    Abstract: A cell culture apparatus includes a flow passage in which cell suspension containing at least one of cells or cell masses as granular bodies is to flow, and an imaging unit that is provided in a middle of the flow passage and continuously images the plurality of granular bodies contained in the cell suspension to acquire a plurality of images while the cell suspension flows in the flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kosuke IKEHATA, Kazuo ONISHI, Tomoyuki SHIMODA
  • Patent number: 8647876
    Abstract: An oxygen permeability measuring apparatus for measuring an oxygen permeation rate of oxygen barrier film in a dark room is provided. A container is charged with inert gas, and sealed hermetically by use of the oxygen barrier film at least partially. A chemiluminescent compound is contained in the container, for emitting light by oxidation with the oxygen. A photon detector detects photons emitted by the chemiluminescent compound so as to determine an amount of the oxygen permeated through the oxygen barrier film. Preferably, the container includes a container body. An opening is formed in the container body, and closed hermetically by the oxygen barrier film attached thereto. The photon detector is disposed inside or outside the container. The oxygen permeation rate is equal to or less than 10?2 cc/m2·day·atm. The chemiluminescent compound includes tetrakis(dimethylamino)ethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Shimoda, Yoshio Inagaki, Kimiaki Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20110244577
    Abstract: An oxygen permeability measuring apparatus for measuring an oxygen permeation rate of oxygen barrier film in a dark room is provided. A container is charged with inert gas, and sealed hermetically by use of the oxygen barrier film at least partially. A chemiluminescent compound is contained in the container, for emitting light by oxidation with the oxygen. A photon detector detects photons emitted by the chemiluminescent compound so as to determine an amount of the oxygen permeated through the oxygen barrier film. Preferably, the container includes a container body. An opening is formed in the container body, and closed hermetically by the oxygen barrier film attached thereto. The photon detector is disposed inside or outside the container. The oxygen permeation rate is equal to or less than 10?2 cc/m2·day·atm. The chemiluminescent compound includes tetrakis(dimethylamino)ethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SHIMODA, Yoshio INAGAKI, Kimiaki MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 6803939
    Abstract: An optical printing head of a side-printing device has an array of LED chips mounted on a substrate along a perpendicular direction to a conveying direction of a photosensitive material. The LED chips are driven in synchronism with the conveying movement of the photosensitive material, to print data of the photosensitive material as a latent image line by line on a side margin of the photosensitive material. Each LED chip corresponds to one pixel of the latent image, and is partitioned from each other by partitioning plates, for preventing interference between rays from adjacent LED chips. A diffusion plate is placed on the partitioning plates, to equalize luminance of rays from each LED chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Shimizu, Tomoyuki Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20020033876
    Abstract: An optical printing head of a side-printing device has an array of LED chips mounted on a substrate along a perpendicular direction to a conveying direction of a photosensitive material. The LED chips are driven in synchronism with the conveying movement of the photosensitive material, to print data of the photosensitive material as a latent image line by line on a side margin of the photosensitive material. Each LED chip corresponds to one pixel of the latent image, and is partitioned from each other by partitioning plates, for preventing interference between rays from adjacent LED chips. A diffusion plate is placed on the partitioning plates, to equalize luminance of rays from each LED chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Shimizu, Tomoyuki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 6208829
    Abstract: An apparatus and an associated method for manufacturing a photographic paper. The apparatus allows a matrix of dots to be formed as a latent image on the photographic paper at a first pitch in a horizontal direction, and a second pitch in a vertical direction. The apparatus includes an exposure head which has an array of LED elements, a feed mechanism for feeding the photographic paper, a fiber array of light transmission members (second plastic fibers) arranged at a first pitch for transmitting light from the exposure head to the photographic paper, a light guide for guiding the light from the exposure head to the fiber array, and a light emission controller for energizing all the LED elements of the exposure head each time the photographic paper is fed a second pitch. The apparatus allows dots to be formed as a latent image on the photographic paper which have clear profiles and are free of density variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 5274396
    Abstract: A bar code printing apparatus includes a rotary. encoder for outputting encoder pulses in two different phases. The direction in which film is transported is discriminated by the encoder pulses and indicated by a forward direction pulse or a reverse direction pulse indicated for a predetermined length of transported film. A direction discriminating circuit comprises a clock pulse generator for generating clock pulses at a frequency higher than that at which the encoder pulse is output, a delay circuit for slightly delaying the clock pulse, a first latch circuit for latching one of the encoder pulses in synchronism with the clock pulse to output a transportation signal; a second latch circuit for outputting a latch condition signal; and two AND gates, each connected to the first and second latch circuits and the delay circuit, for outputting a forward direction pulse and a reverse direction pulse, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Shimoda, Shigehisa Shimizu, Nobuyasu Akiyoshi