Patents by Inventor Yoshinobu Tokuno

Yoshinobu Tokuno 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: 20090152111
    Abstract: A biosensor according to the present invention comprises a support 1, a conductive layer 2 composed of an electrical conductive material such as noble metal, for example gold, palladium or the like, and carbon, slits 3a and 3b parallel to the side of the support 1, slits 4a and 4b vertical to the side of the support 1, a working electrode 5, a counter electrode 6, a detecting electrode 7, a spacer 8 which covers the working electrode 5, the counter electrode 6 and the detecting electrode 7 on the support 1, a rectangular cutout part 9 forming a specimen supply path, an inlet 9a of the specimen supply path, a reagent layer 12 formed by applying a reagent including an enzyme or the like to the working electrode 5, the counter electrode 6 and the detecting electrode 7, which is exposed from the cutout part 9 of the spacer 8, and a cover 13 which covers the spacer 8, as shown in FIG. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20090105615
    Abstract: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Shinichi KOJIMA, Yoshinobu TOKUNO
  • Publication number: 20090093694
    Abstract: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Shinichi Kojima, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20090093736
    Abstract: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Shinichi KOJIMA, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20090069717
    Abstract: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Shinichi Kojima, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20090069719
    Abstract: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Shinichi KOJIMA, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20090069718
    Abstract: A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Shinichi KOJIMA, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20080110754
    Abstract: A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating board and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting section for supporting detachably the biosensor, plural connecting terminals to be coupled to the respective electrodes, and a driving power supply which applies a voltage to the respective electrodes via the connecting terminals. One of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to the first and second connecting terminals of the measuring device only when the biosensor is inserted into the measuring device in a given direction, and has a structure such that the electrode becomes conductive between the first and second connecting terminals due to a voltage application by the driving power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Yasuhiko Sawada
  • Patent number: 7232510
    Abstract: A biosensor, a measuring instrument for biosensor, and a method of quantifying a substrate contained in specimen liquid to reduce a measurement error by the biosensor; a biosensor, comprising at least a pair of electrodes formed on an insulation substrate; a measuring instrument, comprising a supporting part for detachably supporting the biosensor, a plurality of connection terminals electrically connected to the electrodes, and a drive power supply for applying a voltage to the electrodes through the connection terminals; wherein the biosensor is inserted into the measuring instrument, either one of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to first and second connection terminals fined to the measuring instrument only when the biosensor is inserted into the support part of the measuring instrument in a specified direction and has an electrode structure to allow the first connection terminal to conduct with the second connection terminal when a voltage is applied by the drive power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Yasuhiko Sawada
  • Publication number: 20060175207
    Abstract: A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating board and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting section for supporting detachably the biosensor, plural connecting terminals to be coupled to the respective electrodes, and a driving power supply which applies a voltage to the respective electrodes via the connecting terminals. One of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to the first and second connecting terminals of the measuring device only when the biosensor is inserted into the measuring device in a given direction, and has a structure such that the electrode becomes conductive between the first and second connecting terminals due to a voltage application by the driving power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Yasuhiko Sawada
  • Publication number: 20060175206
    Abstract: A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating board and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting section for supporting detachably the biosensor, plural connecting terminals to be coupled to the respective electrodes, and a driving power supply which applies a voltage to the respective electrodes via the connecting terminals. One of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to the first and second connecting terminals of the measuring device only when the biosensor is inserted into the measuring device in a given direction, and has a structure such that the electrode becomes conductive between the first and second connecting terminals due to a voltage application by the driving power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Yasuhiko Sawada
  • Patent number: 7024367
    Abstract: A measuring system according to the present invention includes a biosensor 2, and a measuring device 1 capable of assaying a specified component in a biological sample applied to the sensor 2. An announcement device 22 indicates a measuring procedure or a measurement result in the measuring device 1 by voice or the like by being combined with the measuring device 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignees: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Arkray, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Amano, Yoshinobu Tokuno, Yoshihiro Kataoka, Yoshiharu Sato, Shoji Kawanaka
  • Patent number: 6969450
    Abstract: In biosensor system 1, biosensor 2 is mounted in measuring apparatus 3 for quantifying or detecting existence of a targeted substrate in a sample solution. Mounting end portion 20 of biosensor 2 to be mounted in measuring apparatus 3 has an extension of one base plate in the length direction, and further extensions of the other base plate in the width direction. Sensor mounting portion 30 of measuring apparatus 3 has a shape matching up with the shape of mounting end portion 20. Thereby wrong insertion of biosensor 2 in measuring apparatus 3 can be prevented. Further, varying shapes of plural biosensors 5 and 6 to have a common part and a non-common part, such biosensors can be handily measured by one measuring apparatus 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuko Taniike, Mariko Miyashita, Shin Ikeda, Toshihiko Yoshioka, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20050224345
    Abstract: In biosensor system 1, biosensor 2 is mounted in measuring apparatus 3 for quantifying or detecting existence of a targeted substrate in a sample solution. Mounting end portion 20 of biosensor 2 to be mounted in measuring apparatus 3 has an extension of one base plate in the length direction, and further extensions of the other base plate in the width direction. Sensor mounting portion 30 of measuring apparatus 3 has a shape matching up with the shape of mounting end portion 20. Thereby wrong insertion of biosensor 2 in measuring apparatus 3 can be prevented. Further, varying shapes of plural biosensors 5 and 6 to have a common part and a non-common part, such biosensors can be handily measured by one measuring apparatus 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Yuko Taniike, Mariko Miyashita, Shin Ikeda, Toshihiko Yoshioka, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Patent number: 6875327
    Abstract: The invention provides a biosensor comprising a support; a conductive layer composed of a electrical conductive material such as a noble metal, for example gold or palladium, and carbon; slits parallel to and perpendicular to the side of the support; working, counter, and detecting electrodes; a spacer which covers the working, counter, and detecting electrodes on the support; a rectangular cutout in the spacer forming a specimen supply path; an inlet to the specimen supply path; a reagent layer formed by applying a reagent containing an enzyme to the working, counter, and detecting electrodes, which are exposed through the cutout in the spacer; and a cover over the spacer. The biosensor can be formed by a simple method, and provides a uniform reagent layer on the electrodes regardless of the reagent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Patent number: 6827829
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a concentration measuring apparatus, a test strip for the concentration measuring apparatus, a biosensor system and a method for forming terminals of the test strip, whereby a component to be measured can be measured by the test strip fit to the target component to be measured. A type judgement electrode is provided separately from a positive electrode and a negative electrode in a measuring apparatus so as to judge the type of a set test strip with the measuring apparatus. Thus only when a test strip matching the measuring apparatus is set, the type judgement electrode is electrically connected to a terminal of the set test strip, enabling the measuring apparatus to measure a component to be measured in a liquid test sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignees: Kyoto Daiichi Kagaku Co., Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Kawanaka, Yoshinobu Tokuno, Kohei Ishida
  • Patent number: 6792791
    Abstract: A check chip of the present invention employed at a usage of a sensor measuring device is provided with a structural characterizing portion of a convex shape, concave shape or a penetration hole at a location, by which a user is considered to pick up, and the state of the structural characterizing portion is made to be different from that of a structural characterizing portion provided on a correction chip which is similar to the check chip, in a size, the number of the structural characterizing portions, or placement location. According to the check chip constructed as above, the difference from the correction chip can be easily identified even by a visually handicapped person or a weak-sighted person, according to the difference in the structural characterizing portion, from the touch, thereby preventing the person from using the check chip and the correction chip with confused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignees: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Arkray, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Sato, Masufumi Koike, Yasuhito Kawamata, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20040178067
    Abstract: A biosensor according to the present invention comprises a support 1, a conductive layer 2 composed of an electrical conductive material such as noble metal, for example gold, palladium or the like, and carbon, slits 3a and 3b parallel to the side of the support 1, slits 4a and 4b vertical to the side of the support 1, a working electrode 5, a counter electrode 6, a detecting electrode 7, a spacer 8 which covers the working electrode 5, the counter electrode 6 and the detecting electrode 7 on the support 1, a rectangular cutout part 9 forming a specimen supply path, an inlet 9a of the specimen supply path, a reagent layer 12 formed by applying a reagent including an enzyme or the like to the working electrode 5, the counter electrode 6 and the detecting electrode 7, which is exposed from the cutout part 9 of the spacer 8, and a cover 13 which covers the spacer 8, as shown in FIG. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20040178066
    Abstract: A biosensor according to the present invention comprises a support 1, a conductive layer 2 composed of an electrical conductive material such as noble metal, for example gold, palladium or the like, and carbon, slits 3a and 3b parallel to the side of the support 1, slits 4a and 4b vertical to the side of the support 1, a working electrode 5, a counter electrode 6, a detecting electrode 7, a spacer 8 which covers the working electrode 5, the counter electrode 6 and the detecting electrode 7 on the support 1, a rectangular cutout part 9 forming a specimen supply path, an inlet 9a of the specimen supply path, a reagent layer 12 formed by applying a reagent including an enzyme or the like to the working electrode 5, the counter electrode 6 and the detecting electrode 7, which is exposed from the cutout part 9 of the spacer 8, and a cover 13 which covers the spacer 8, as shown in FIG. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20040079135
    Abstract: A check chip of a sensor measuring device is provided with a structural characterizing portion of a convex shape, concave shape or a penetration hole at a location where a user is considered to pick the check chip up. The state of the structural characterizing portion is made to be different from that of a structural characterizing portion provided on a correction chip which is similar to the check chip, in size, the number of the structural characterizing portions, or placement location. Therefore, the difference from the correction chip can be easily identified even by a visually handicapped person or a weak-sighted person, according to the difference in the structural characterizing portion, from feel, thereby preventing the person from using the check chip and the correction chip with confusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Sato, Masufumi Koike, Yasuhito Kawamata, Yoshinobu Tokuno