Patents by Inventor Yutaka Kuratani

Yutaka Kuratani 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).

  • Patent number: 11402398
    Abstract: A sample injector is configured to determine an amount of movement of a piston for injecting a sample into an analyzer based on a preset amount of the sample to be injected into the analyzer and information of a first identification code about an internal volume read by an optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yutaka Kuratani
  • Patent number: 11372015
    Abstract: A sample injector is configured to determine an amount of movement of a piston for injecting a sample into an analyzer based on a preset amount of the sample to be injected into the analyzer and information of a first identification code about an internal volume read by an optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yutaka Kuratani
  • Publication number: 20200182896
    Abstract: A sample injector is configured to determine an amount of movement of a piston for injecting a sample into an analyzer based on a preset amount of the sample to be injected into the analyzer and information of a first identification code about an internal volume read by an optical sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yutaka KURATANI
  • Patent number: 8345941
    Abstract: Optical waveguide paths to observe a sample on a sample holder from a plurality of directions while guiding an image of light in each direction which is emitted out of the sample toward a direction of a two dimensional detector via a main imaging lens include an optical waveguide path which never receives the light directly from the sample. The optical waveguide path which never receives the light directly from the sample forms an image of the sample within a substantial focus range of the main imaging lens, and includes optical elements arranged such that a light beam after formation of the image proceeds toward a direction of the main imaging lens. Optical elements on at least one optical waveguide path are those for forming real images. Therefore, the main imaging lens images the sample and those real images in block on the two dimensional detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Oda, Atsushi Yajima, Kentaro Hizumi, Akimasa Mega, Tadafumi Kamikake, Yutaka Kuratani, Takeshi Fujita, Yoshio Tsunazawa
  • Publication number: 20110096967
    Abstract: Optical waveguide paths to observe a sample on a sample holder from a plurality of directions while guiding an image of light in each direction which is emitted out of the sample toward a direction of a two dimensional detector via a main imaging lens include an optical waveguide path which never receives the light directly from the sample. The optical waveguide path which never receives the light directly from the sample forms an image of the sample within a substantial focus range of the main imaging lens, and includes optical elements arranged such that a light beam after formation of the image proceeds toward a direction of the main imaging lens. Optical elements on at least one optical waveguide path are those for forming real images. Therefore, the main imaging lens images the sample and those real images in block on the two dimensional detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Oda, Atsushi Yajima, Kentaro Hizumi, Akimasa Mega, Tadafumi Kamikake, Yutaka Kuratani, Takeshi Fujita, Yoshio Tsunazawa
  • Patent number: 7247277
    Abstract: An automatic synthesis machine is used for synthesis of compounds using a plurality of vessels, allowing reagents to chemically react with each other. The automatic synthesis machine comprises a selection means for selecting a specific vessel among a plurality of vessels, a display device for displaying the vessel selected by the selection means in a manner such that it can be identified, together with the operation contents (suction and injection) related to the selected vessel, and an analysis means for analyzing a protocol prescribing a series of operational procedures for synthesis of compounds and picked-out commands related to the selected vessel from the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Inoue, Yutaka Kuratani, Kenichi Kitamura