Patents by Inventor Yutaka Kawamoto

Yutaka Kawamoto 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: 20200355712
    Abstract: A sample measuring apparatus and a method of circulating air in a reagent storage are provided. The sample measuring apparatus includes: a measuring unit that measures a sample by using a reagent stored in a reagent container; a reagent storage that stores the reagent container; a reagent container holder arranged in the reagent storage and that holds the reagent container; a fin that circulates air in the reagent storage; and a driving unit that drives the reagent container holder and the fin to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Shingo KAIDA
  • Publication number: 20200355714
    Abstract: A sample measuring apparatus, A reagent container, and a method of measuring a sample are provided. The sample measuring apparatus includes: a container holding unit that holds a reagent container comprising an openable/closable lid portion that covers an opening of the reagent container; a reagent dispensing unit that aspirates a reagent in the reagent container with the lid portion being in an opened state and dispenses the aspirated reagent into a reaction container; a pressing unit that seals the opening, by pressing toward the opening the lid portion laid over the opening; and a measuring unit that measures components contained in a measurement specimen prepared from a sample and the reagent dispensed in the reaction container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Shingo KAIDA
  • Publication number: 20200355713
    Abstract: A sample measuring apparatus, a reagent container, and a method of measuring a sample are provided. The sample measuring apparatus includes a reagent container holder and a measuring unit. The reagent container holder holds, by suspending, a reagent container that stores a reagent. The measuring unit that measures a sample by using the reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Shingo KAIDA
  • Publication number: 20200256868
    Abstract: An immunoassay apparatus may include: a sample dispenser part that dispenses a sample into a first reaction container; a reagent dispenser part that dispenses, into the first reaction container: a solid-phase reagent containing a solid-phase carrier; a labeled reagent; and a releasing reagent that releases, from the solid-phase carrier, an immune complex including a target substance and a labeled substance; a measurement part that measures a signal based on the labeled substance in the immune complex in a second reaction container; a container supply part that stores a plurality of reaction containers; a transfer part that transfers the first reaction container so that the sample dispenser part and the reagent dispenser part perform a dispensing operation to the first reaction container, and that transfers the second reaction container so that the immune complex dispended from the first reaction container is dispensed into the second container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SATO, Toshikatsu FUKUJU, Shuhei KANEKO, Atsushi AOKI, Tomohiro OKUZAKI, Yasuhiro TAKEUCHI, Yutaka KAWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10647593
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide an adsorbent that can adsorb ammonia with no large volume change between absorption and desorption, that has a high ammonia and/or ammonium ion adsorption capacity, and that can have an additional function by gaining proper control of composition, etc. The invention makes it possible to provide an adsorbent that absorbs ammonia and/or ammonium ions through the use of a metal cyanocomplex as an ammonia adsorbent, experiences no or little volume change, exhibits high enough capacity for adsorbing ammonia and/or ammonium ions, and has a function of decomposing ammonia as well as a function of varying optical responses before and after adsorption, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Akira Takahashi, Tohru Kawamoto, Parajuli Durga, Hisashi Tanaka, Yutaka Sugiyama, Yukiya Hakuta
  • Patent number: 10648973
    Abstract: An immunoassay apparatus may include: a sample dispenser part that dispenses a sample into a first reaction container; a reagent dispenser part that dispenses, into the first reaction container,: a solid-phase reagent containing a solid-phase carrier; a labeled reagent; and a releasing reagent that releases, from the solid-phase carrier, an immune complex including a target substance and a labeled substance; a measurement part that measures a signal based on the labeled substance in the immune complex in a second reaction container; a container supply part that stores a plurality of reaction containers; a transfer part that transfers the first reaction container so that the sample dispenser part and the reagent dispenser part perform a dispensing operation to the first reaction container, and that transfers the second reaction container so that the immune complex dispended from the first reaction container is dispensed into the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPROATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sato, Toshikatsu Fukuju, Shuhei Kaneko, Atsushi Aoki, Tomohiro Okuzaki, Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Yutaka Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10466204
    Abstract: A welding state inspection method for ultrasonic-welded plate-like members includes the steps of measuring energy that has been transmitted to an anvil when ultrasonic-welding a plurality of plate-like members stacked on the anvil while pressing a horn that vibrates against the plate-like members; and determining a quality of a welding state of the plate-like members on the basis of the energy measured in the measuring step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Automotive Energy Supply Corporation, Envision AESC Japan Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kawamoto, Shuji Yoshida, Yutaka Suzuki, Takashi Matsuoka, Toshiharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190227092
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to suppress adhesion of a reagent to the periphery of an opening of a reagent container. The reagent container is a reagent container used for a sample measuring apparatus having a suction tube for suctioning a reagent, and includes a reagent, an upper surface part having an opening, a side surface part, and a bottom surface part that defines an internal space in which the reagent is stored, and a suction tube introducing part extending from the upper surface part to a position above the liquid level of the reagent to introduce the suction tube received from above the opening into the internal space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Tomohiro KUROIWA, Shingo KAIDA
  • Patent number: 10304654
    Abstract: A purpose of the present invention is to provide a charged particle beam device that suppresses an off-axis amount when a field of view moves, said move causing an aberration, and allows large field of view moves to be carried out. In order to achieve the above-mentioned purpose, this charged particle beam device is provided with an objective lens and deflectors for field of view moves, said deflectors deflecting a charged particle beam, and is further provided with an accelerating tube positioned between the objective lens and the deflectors for field of view moves, a power source that applies a voltage to the accelerating tube, and a control device that controls the voltage to be applied to the power source in response to the deflection conditions of the deflectors for field of view moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Ikegami, Yuta Kawamoto, Hideto Dohi, Manabu Yano, Yutaka Tandai, Hideyuki Kazumi
  • Publication number: 20180024128
    Abstract: An immunoassay apparatus may include: a sample dispenser part that dispenses a sample into a first reaction container; a reagent dispenser part that dispenses, into the first reaction container,: a solid-phase reagent containing a solid-phase carrier; a labeled reagent; and a releasing reagent that releases, from the solid-phase carrier, an immune complex including a target substance and a labeled substance; a measurement part that measures a signal based on the labeled substance in the immune complex in a second reaction container; a container supply part that stores a plurality of reaction containers; a transfer part that transfers the first reaction container so that the sample dispenser part and the reagent dispenser part perform a dispensing operation to the first reaction container, and that transfers the second reaction container so that the immune complex dispended from the first reaction container is dispensed into the second container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SATO, Toshikatsu FUKUJU, Shuhei KANEKO, Atsushi AOKI, Tomohiro OKUZAKI, Yasuhiro TAKEUCHI, Yutaka KAWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170059562
    Abstract: A processing mechanism unit forms an immune complex containing the test substance in the sample and a labeled substance contained in a labeled reagent on a magnetic particle contained in a solid-phase reagent. The unit liberates the immune complex from the magnetic particle with a liberating reagent. A transfer unit includes a first holder to hold a first reaction chamber, and transfers the first reaction chamber received in the first holder at a first position to a second position while magnetically collecting the magnetic particle in the first reaction chamber by a magnetic source. A dispenser aspirates a liquid phase containing the liberated immune complex in the first reaction chamber transferred to the second position, and dispenses the liquid phase into a second reaction chamber. A detector detects a signal based on a label contained in the immune complex in the liquid phase dispensed into the second reaction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka KAWAMOTO, Toshikatsu FUKUJU
  • Patent number: 9371906
    Abstract: A shift control device for shift controlling an automatic transmission in a powertrain drivingly connecting a power source, a hydraulic transmission element, and an automatic transmission in the mentioned order, has a hydraulic transmission element required output calculator that calculates a required output to be output from the hydraulic transmission element to the automatic transmission based on the output of the power source obtained from the slip condition between the input and output elements of the hydraulic transmission element and a total efficiency of the hydraulic transmission element, and a hydraulic transmission element total efficiency calculator that calculates, for each output rotation speed of the hydraulic transmission element, a speed ratio and a torque ratio between the input and output elements of the hydraulic transmission element, each being required for achieving the calculated hydraulic transmission element required output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Urasawa, Yutaka Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20150377351
    Abstract: A shift control device for shift controlling an automatic transmission in a powertrain drivingly connecting a power source, a hydraulic transmission element, and an automatic transmission in the mentioned order, has a hydraulic transmission element required output calculator that calculates a required output to be output from the hydraulic transmission element to the automatic transmission based on the output of the power source obtained from the slip condition between the input and output elements of the hydraulic transmission element and a total efficiency of the hydraulic transmission element, and a hydraulic transmission element total efficiency calculator that calculates, for each output rotation speed of the hydraulic transmission element, a speed ratio and a torque ratio between the input and output elements of the hydraulic transmission element, each being required for achieving the calculated hydraulic transmission element required output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Urasawa, Yutaka Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 8878662
    Abstract: A vehicle operation support apparatus includes an indicator section for indicating an actual value of a parameter and a target value of the parameter for an operator to manipulate the parameter with reference to the target value, wherein the parameter is manipulated by the operator for changing an engine output of a vehicle. In the vehicle operation support apparatus, a change amount of an indication in the indicator section with respect to a unit change amount of the actual value of the parameter is relatively small in a region close to the target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fuke, Akihiro Makiyama, Shigeyuki Sakaguchi, Yutaka Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20130120126
    Abstract: A vehicle operation support apparatus includes an indicator section for indicating an actual value of a parameter and a target value of the parameter for an operator to manipulate the parameter with reference to the target value, wherein the parameter is manipulated by the operator for changing an engine output of a vehicle. In the vehicle operation support apparatus, a change amount of an indication in the indicator section with respect to a unit change amount of the actual value of the parameter is relatively small in a region close to the target value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fuke, Akihiro Makiyama, Shigeyuki Sakaguchi, Yutaka Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 7574122
    Abstract: An image stabilizing device has an image restoration processor configured to perform image restoration process for stabilizing hand movement included in an input image by using an image restoration filter created based on hand movement information, and an edge emphasizing processor configured to perform edge emphasizing process for emphasizing an edge of the input image. The image stabilizing device has a stabilization mode determiner configured to determine an image stabilization mode for stabilizing the input image based on a size of the hand movement created by the hand movement information. The image stabilization mode includes a first mode for performing the image restoration process, a second mode for performing the edge emphasizing process, and a third mode for performing none of the image restoration process and the edge emphasizing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinpei Fukumoto, Hiroshi Kano, Haruo Hatanaka, Yutaka Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20060291841
    Abstract: An image stabilizing device has an image restoration processor configured to perform image restoration process for stabilizing hand movement included in an input image by using an image restoration filter created based on hand movement information, and an edge emphasizing processor configured to perform edge emphasizing process for emphasizing an edge of the input image. The image stabilizing device has a stabilization mode determiner configured to determine an image stabilization mode for stabilizing the input image based on a size of the hand movement created by the hand movement information. The image stabilization mode includes a first mode for performing the image restoration process, a second mode for performing the edge emphasizing process, and a third mode for performing none of the image restoration process and the edge emphasizing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinpei Fukumoto, Hiroshi Kano, Haruo Hatanaka, Yutaka Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 7104257
    Abstract: A cylindrical fuel injector (1) has a projecting part (2) projecting in a lateral direction. A cylinder head (5) has a hole (18) for inserting the fuel injector (1). An elastic member (6) is formed in a cylindrical shape with a notch to have a C-shaped cross-section. The elastic member (6) is fitted to the fuel injector (1) on the opposite side from the projecting part (2) to elastically support the fuel injector (1) in a state where a tip (1a) of the fuel injector (1) is inserted into the hole (18). A support member (3) supports the elastic member (6) and a snap ring (16) prevents deformation of the elastic member (6) in a lateral direction with respect to an axis of the fuel injector (1) under a compressive load exerted by the engine member (5) and the support member (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Eagle Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kawamoto, Yuji Azuma, Yasushi Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20060065245
    Abstract: A cylindrical fuel injector (1) has a projecting part (2) projecting in a lateral direction. A cylinder head (5) has a hole (18) for inserting the fuel injector (1). An elastic member (6) is formed in a cylindrical shape with a notch to have a C-shaped cross-section. The elastic member (6) is fitted to the fuel injector (1) on the opposite side from the projecting part (2) to elastically support the fuel injector (1) in a state where a tip (1a) of the fuel injector (1) is inserted into the hole (18). A support member (3) supports the elastic member (6) and a snap ring (16) prevents deformation of the elastic member (6) in a lateral direction with respect to an axis of the fuel injector (1) under a compressive load exerted by the engine member (5) and the support member (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Yutaka Kawamoto, Yuji Azuma, Yasushi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 5884609
    Abstract: Fuel vapor is produced in a fuel tank and absorbed in a canister. The absorbed fuel vapor is purged through a purge passage into an engine induction passage under predetermined engine operating conditions. A purge valve is provided in the purge passage to regulate the supply of gaseous mixture, including the absorbed fuel vapor, into the engine. A purge rate factor is determined corresponding to the concentration of evaporated fuel in the gaseous mixture. The concentration is determined utilizing the temperature of the fuel in the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kawamoto, Atsushi Iochi, Hiroshi Kuriki