Shimadzu had 69 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. Shimadzu Corp has filed patents for various automated devices and systems for sample handling and analysis. These include an automatic dispensing device with a liquid dispensing mechanism, a microchannel device with a collection portion for test solutions, an automated analyzer with a sample tray and retreat portion, an analysis system with a gripper arm and controller, and a sampling needle system with depth information acquisition and needle-rinsing length adjustment for efficient cleaning. GlobalData’s report on Shimadzu gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Shimadzu grant share with future of work as a theme is 59% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Automatic dispensing device (Patent ID: US20240085444A1)

The patent filed by Shimadzu Corp describes an automatic dispensing device that includes a sample container holder with recesses for sample containers, each equipped with a biasing member to push the container upward. The device also features a liquid dispensing mechanism that discharges liquid by pressing the tip of a discharge pipe against the inner part of the sample container at a specific dispensing target position from above. The mechanism ensures accurate and controlled dispensing of liquids into the sample containers.

The claims detail the specific configurations and functionalities of the automatic dispensing device. Claim 1 outlines the core components of the device, while Claim 2 specifies the process of liquid discharge after lowering the tip of the discharge pipe by a predetermined distance. Claim 3 highlights the positioning of the biasing member, Claim 4 describes the use of containers with filters, and Claim 5 introduces a temperature controller feature. Additionally, Claim 6 introduces an alternative version of the device that involves a sample plate holder with biasing members and a liquid dispensing mechanism for accurate liquid dispensing onto sample plates. Overall, the patent presents a comprehensive and detailed design for an automatic dispensing device tailored for precise liquid handling in laboratory settings.

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