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Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-11-11

The present invention provides a small and low running-cost device capable of minimizing the generation of contamination sources as much as possible while performing a series of all the desired manipulations. A device for manipulating a target component in a manipulation tube, comprising: a manipulation tube comprising a tube having an optionally-closeable open end for supplying a sample containing a target component at one end and a closed end at the other end, and a manipulation medium accommodated in the tube and having a gel layer and an aqueous liquid layer multilayered in a longitudinal direction of the tube; magnetic particles that should transport the target component; and magnetic field applying means capable of applying a magnetic field to the manipulation tube to move the magnetic particles in the longitudinal direction of the tube.


Patent
Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-08-11

One or more through-holes communicating with one or more of the plurality of screw grooves are formed at the cylindrical stator, a total of circumferential dimensions of the one or more through-holes formed at the cylindrical stator is set at equal to or greater than a circumferential dimension of an outer peripheral surface region of the cylindrical stator facing the second suction port, and a gas path through which inflow gas through the second suction port is guided to a screw groove is provided, the one or more through-holes penetrating through the screw groove and the screw groove being apart from the region facing the second suction port.


Patent
Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-07-14

A film formation device for forming a metal thin film on a polycarbonate work molded by a resin molding machine, comprises: a film former including a chamber configured to house the work, and a sputtering electrode including a target material and disposed in the chamber; and a carrier configured to carry the work molded by the resin molding machine from the resin molding machine to the chamber within such a short time period that no moisture adheres to a surface of the work.


Patent
Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-10-26

The degree of ion dissociation which occurs within a first intermediate vacuum chamber (212) maintained at a comparatively low degree of vacuum depends not only on the amount of energy of the ion but also on the size and other properties of the ion. Accordingly, a predetermined optimum level of DC bias voltage is applied to an ion guide (24) so as to create, within the first intermediate vacuum chamber (212), a DC electric field which barely induces the dissociation of an ion originating from a target compound in a sample while promoting the dissociation of an ion originating from a foreign substance which will form a noise signal in the observation of the target compound. The optimum DC bias voltage is previously determined by creating extracted ion chromatograms based on data collected under various DC bias voltages and evaluating the SN ratio using the chromatograms. Consequently, the accuracy and sensitivity of the quantitative determination is improved as compared to a conventional system in which only the signal strength of the target compound is considered.


Patent
Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-01-20

According to the structure of the present invention, the structure is improved as the mobile radiation device can be assuredly stopped on the horizontal pathway without jounce. Specifically, the present invention provides the idea in the case of moving on the slope pathway Specifically, the braking control element 18 turns the brake module 19 operative when the velocity of the wheeled platform increases despite beginning of braking the wheeled platform 1 by the velocity lowering control element 17. In such cases, according to the present invention, despite beginning of braking the wheeled platform 1 by the velocity lowering control element 17, when the velocity of the wheeled platform 1 increases, the brake module 19 is turned operative promptly so that the incident in that the wheeled platform 1 continues to move for a long time ignoring the direction to stop the wheeled platform 1 moving on the slope can be controlled.


Patent
Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-11-16

A cloud of ions captured in an ion trap (2) is irradiated with a stream of hydrogen radicals cast through a radical particle introduction hole (26) bored in a ring electrode (21) at a flow rate of 410^(10) [atoms/s]. As a result, a radical induced dissociation which does not rely on the transfer or capture of electrons occurs within the ion trap (2), whereby c/z-type fragment ions are efficiently generated. After the irradiation with the hydrogen radicals, a supplemental collision-induced dissociation process may performed by introducing inert gas into the ion trap (2) and resonantly exciting the ions, in order to further promote the generation of the c/z-type fragment ions. In this manner, according to the present invention, it is possible to achieve radical induced dissociation of singly-charged ions derived from a peptide and use the thereby generated c/z-type fragment ions for mass spectrometry.


Patent
Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-08-10

A method of controlling a DC power supply to change a DC offset voltage applied to a component for manipulating charged particles. The method includes, whilst an AC voltage waveform is being applied to the component: controlling the DC power supply to produce an initial DC offset voltage that is applied to the component via a link that causes the DC offset voltage at the component to lag behind the DC offset voltage produced by the DC power supply when the DC offset voltage produced by the DC power supply is changed; then controlling the DC power supply to produce an overdrive DC offset voltage that is applied to the component via the link for a predetermined period of time; then controlling the DC power supply to produce a target DC offset voltage that is applied to the component via the link, wherein the target DC offset voltage is between the initial DC offset voltage and the overdrive DC offset voltage.


Patent
Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-03-02

According to the image processing device of the present invention, the binarization image having increasing assuredness can be generated by extracting the metal piece from the original image with the graph cut processing. The image processing device of the present invention is the system that executes an image trimming from near the center of the intermediate region after the metal piece is divided relative to the image of the roughly extracted binarization image near the center of the intermediate region in that it is difficult to decide whether it belongs to the metal piece or not. Following such steps, the intermediate region can be assuredly trimmed while executing the image trimming in the region as small as possible.


Patent
Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-06-01

An excessive overshoot preventing unit (16) is connected to a loop in which a command voltage Vf according to a difference between: a voltage obtained by dividing an output voltage Vout as a high voltage; and a control voltage Vcont set from the outside is obtained and fed back to each of drive circuits (3 and 5) of a positive voltage generating unit (2) and a negative voltage generating unit (4). The excessive overshoot preventing unit (16) clamps the command voltage Vf at a voltage value according to the control voltage Vcont. An overshoot that occurs in the voltage generating unit (2 or 4) at the time of polarity switching mainly depends on a circuit constant, and hence the amount of overshoot is excessive in the case of a low-voltage output even if the amount of overshoot is optimal in the case of a rated output. To deal with this, in this power unit, the overshoot of the command voltage Vf is suppressed by the excessive overshoot preventing unit (16), and hence the output voltage can be promptly settled to a target voltage even in the case of a low-voltage output.


Patent
Shimadzu Corporation | Date: 2016-03-17

A moving section that moves in the horizontal plane direction at above a collection container section where collection containers are set is provided with a nozzle holding section for holding a nozzle, and a waste port holding section for holding a waste port. The moving section is capable of moving the nozzle holding section or the waste port holding section. Accordingly, one of a state where the waste port is at a position immediately below the tip of the nozzle and a state where the waste port is not at the position immediately below the tip of the nozzle may be achieved.

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