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Jon Akira Hoshizaki

from Cupertino, CA
Age ~67

Jon Hoshizaki Phones & Addresses

  • 6708 John Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 607-4160
  • South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Rochester Hills, MI
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Detroit, MI
  • El Dorado, CA
  • 6708 John Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014

Work

Position: Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Education

Degree: Bachelor's degree or higher

Resumes

Resumes

Jon Hoshizaki Photo 1

Principal Mechanical Engineer

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Location:
6708 John Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014
Industry:
Biotechnology
Work:
Obsidian/Edc May 1994 - Apr 1998
Mechanical Engineering

Thermo Fisher Scientific May 1994 - Apr 1998
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Education:
University of California
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering
Skills:
Biotechnology
R&D
Medical Devices
Product Development
Genomics
Validation
Manufacturing
Mechanical Engineering
Commercialization
Pcr
Life Sciences
Cross Functional Team Leadership
Design Control
Design of Experiments
Lifesciences
Firmware
Invention
Research and Development
Jon Hoshizaki Photo 2

Principal Engineer

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Location:
San Francisco, CA
Industry:
Biotechnology
Work:
Life Technologies
Principal Engineer

Publications

Us Patents

Multi-Well Microfiltration Apparatus

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US Patent:
6338802, Jan 15, 2002
Filed:
May 4, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/565566
Inventors:
Kevin S. Bodner - San Mateo CA
Alfred P. Madden - Colorado Springs CO
Joseph Jackson - Half Moon Bay CA
Jason H. Halsey - San Francisco CA
Mark T. Reed - Menlo Park CA
Ward Frye - Foster City CA
Mark F. Oldham - Los Gatos CA
Stephen E. Moring - Lawrence KS
Jon Hoshizaki - Cupertino CA
Assignee:
PE Corporation (NY) - Foster City CA
International Classification:
B01D 6100
US Classification:
210650, 21032175, 210474, 210261, 422101, 422104
Abstract:
The present invention provides multi-well plates and column arrays in which samples (e. g. , cell lysates containing nucleic acids of interest, such as RNA) can be analyzed and/or processed. In one embodiment, the microfiltration arrangement is a multilayer structure, including (i) a column plate having an array of minicolumns into which samples can be placed, (ii) a discrete filter element disposed in each minicolumn, (iii) a drip-director plate having a corresponding array of drip directors through which filtrate may egress, and (iv) a receiving-well plate having a corresponding array of receiving wells into which filtrate can flow. The invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that are relatively simple to manufacture and that overcome many of the problems associated with the prior arrangements relating to (i) cross-contamination due to wicking across a common filter sheet or (ii) individual filter elements entrapping sample constituents within substantial dead volumes. Further, the invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that adequately support discrete filter elements disposed in the wells without creating substantial preferential flow. Additionally, the invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that avoid cross-contamination due to aerosol formation, pendent drops and/or splattering.

Purification Apparatus And Method

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US Patent:
6419827, Jul 16, 2002
Filed:
Apr 18, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/552301
Inventors:
Donald R. Sandell - San Jose CA
Kevin S. Bodner - San Mateo CA
Mark Borodkin - San Mateo CA
Mark Oldham - Los Gatos CA
Jon Hoshizaki - Cupertino CA
Assignee:
Applera Corporation - Foster City CA
International Classification:
B01D 6300
US Classification:
21032175, 2104161, 422101, 422104, 422239, 422298
Abstract:
The invention includes a filtration apparatus for processing a plurality of fluid samples into sample wells is provided. In one embodiment, the filtration apparatus includes a purification tray and a sample well tray with a plurality of sample wells. The purification tray includes a filter plate having a plurality of columns with discharge openings at the bottom thereof, at least one filter positioned in the columns of the filter plate for filtering the fluid samples as they pass therethrough, a heat plate positioned adjacent the columns of the filter plate, and a vent plate positioned below the heat plate. The heat plate is configured for transferring heat to the columns of the filter plate. The vent plate includes vents for permitting aerosols from the sample wells of the sample well tray to escape. A sample well tray with a plurality of the sample wells is positioned so that the sample wells align with the discharge openings of the filter plate columns to receive the liquid sample therein.

Multi-Well Microfiltration Apparatus

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US Patent:
6451261, Sep 17, 2002
Filed:
May 4, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/565673
Inventors:
Kevin S. Bodner - San Mateo CA
Alfred P. Madden - Colorado Springs CO
Joseph Jackson - El Granada CA
Jason H. Halsey - San Francisco CA
Mark T. Reed - Menlo Park CA
Ward Frye - Foster City CA
Mark F. Oldham - Los Gatos CA
Stephen E. Moring - Lawrence KS
Jon Hoshizaki - Cupertino CA
Assignee:
Applera Corporation - Foster City CA
International Classification:
B01L 300
US Classification:
422 99, 4352831, 436174, 215200
Abstract:
The present invention provides multi-well plates and column arrays in which samples (e. g. , cell lysates containing nucleic acids of interest, such as RNA) can be analyzed and/or processed. In one embodiment, the microfiltration arrangement is a multilayer structure, including (i) a column plate having an array of minicolumns into which samples can be placed, (ii) a discrete filter element disposed in each minicolumn, (iii) a drip-director plate having a corresponding array of drip directors through which filtrate may egress, and (iv) a receiving-well plate having a corresponding array of receiving wells into which filtrate can flow. The invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that are relatively simple to manufacture and that overcome many of the problems associated with the prior arrangements relating to (i) cross-contamination due to wicking across a common filter sheet or (ii) individual filter elements entrapping sample constituents within substantial dead volumes. Further, the invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that adequately support discrete filter elements disposed in the wells without creating substantial preferential flow. Additionally, the invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that avoid cross-contamination due to aerosol formation, pendent drops and/or splattering.

Multi-Well Microfiltration Apparatus And Method For Avoiding Cross-Contamination

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US Patent:
6506343, Jan 14, 2003
Filed:
May 4, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/565202
Inventors:
Kevin S. Bodner - San Mateo CA
Alfred P. Madden - Colorado Springs CO
Jason H. Halsey - San Francisco CA
Mark F. Oldham - Los Gatos CA
Stephen E. Moring - Lawrence KS
Jon Hoshizaki - Cupertino CA
Assignee:
Applera Corporation - Foster City CA
International Classification:
B01D 3500
US Classification:
422 65, 422 63, 422101
Abstract:
The present invention provides multi-well plates and column arrays in which samples (e. g. , cell lysates containing nucleic acids of interest, such as RNA) can be analyzed and/or processed. In one embodiment, the microfiltration arrangement is a multilayer structure, including (i) a column plate having an array of minicolumns into which samples can be placed, (ii) a discrete filter element disposed in each minicolumn, (iii) a drip-director plate having a corresponding array of drip directors through which filtrate may egress, and (iv) a receiving-well plate having a corresponding array of receiving wells into which filtrate can flow. The invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that are relatively simple to manufacture and that overcome many of the problems associated with the prior arrangements relating to (i) cross-contamination due to wicking across a common filter sheet or (ii) individual filter elements entrapping sample constituents within substantial dead volumes. Further, the invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that adequately support discrete filter elements disposed in the wells without creating substantial preferential flow. Additionally, the invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that avoid cross-contamination due to aerosol formation, pendent drops and/or splattering.

Apparatus And Method For Avoiding Cross-Contamination Due To Pendent Drops Of Fluid Hanging From Discharge Conduits

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US Patent:
6783732, Aug 31, 2004
Filed:
Jul 19, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/199743
Inventors:
Alfred P Madden - Colorado Springs CO
Jon Hoshizaki - Cupertino CA
Jason H. Halsey - San Francisco CA
Stephen E. Moring - Oskaloosa KS
Mark F. Oldham - Los Gatos CA
Kevin S. Bodner - Belmont CA
Assignee:
Applera Corporation - Foster City CA
International Classification:
G01N 3500
US Classification:
422 63, 422100
Abstract:
The present invention provides multi-well plates and column arrays in which samples (e. g. , cell lysates containing nucleic acids of interest, such as RNA) can be analyzed and/or processed. In one embodiment, the microfiltration arrangement is a multilayer structure, including (i) a column plate having an array of minicolumns into which samples can be placed, (ii) a discrete filter element disposed in each minicolumn, (iii) a drip-director plate having a corresponding array of drip directors through which filtrate may egress, and (iv) a receiving-well plate having a corresponding array of receiving wells into which filtrate can flow. The invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that are relatively simple to manufacture and that overcome many of the problems associated with the prior arrangements relating to (i) cross-contamination due to wicking across a common filter sheet or (ii) individual filter elements entrapping sample constituents within substantial dead volumes. Further, the invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that adequately support discrete filter elements disposed in the wells without creating substantial preferential flow. Additionally, the invention provides multi-well microfiltration arrangements that avoid cross-contamination due to aerosol formation, pendent drops and/or splattering.

Manually-Operable Multi-Well Microfiltration Apparatus And Method

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US Patent:
6896849, May 24, 2005
Filed:
Mar 22, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/104335
Inventors:
Mark T. Reed - Menlo Park CA, US
Jon Hoshizaki - Cupertino CA, US
Assignee:
Applera Corporation - Foster City CA
International Classification:
B01L003/00
US Classification:
422 99, 422101, 21032175, 221 1, 221123, 221154, 141130, 141134, 141135, 414409
Abstract:
A multi-well microfiltration apparatus and method are provided and feature a manual touch-off system for transferring pendent drops hanging from discharge-conduits of a discharge-conduit array to respective receiving wells or receiving holes of a corresponding receiving array, with minimum or no cross-contamination between the discharge conduits, or the receiving wells or receiving holes. The manual touch-off is achieved by manually shifting a carriage that supports one of the arrays, into a position whereat pendent drops of fluid hanging from the distal ends of the discharge conduits contact the inner sidewalls of the corresponding receiving wells or receiving holes of the receiving array.

Sample Tray Heater Module

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US Patent:
6906292, Jun 14, 2005
Filed:
Feb 6, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/359665
Inventors:
Todd A. Weinfield - Redwood City CA, US
Gary Lim - San Francisco CA, US
Donald R. Sandell - San Jose CA, US
Kevin S. Bodner - Belmont CA, US
Mark Borodkin - San Mateo CA, US
Mark Oldham - Los Gatos CA, US
Jon Hoshizaki - Cupertino CA, US
Assignee:
Applera Corporation - Foster City CA
International Classification:
C12M001/38
B01L007/00
H05B003/22
US Classification:
219428, 219521, 219532, 219535, 4352884, 4353052
Abstract:
A heater module is described that includes a heat distribution plate including a bottom portion having first and second sides and a plurality of projections extending away from one of the sides. A heat source is provided for heating the heat distribution plate, and, optionally, a heating tray can be used to receive the heat source and heat distribution plate. The heater module is adapted to engage a sample purification tray having a plurality of purification and/or discharge columns which can extend through openings in the heater module and direct a sample into a sample receiving tray. Methods of heating samples using the heater module are also described.

Sample Tray Heater Module

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US Patent:
7019267, Mar 28, 2006
Filed:
May 3, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/120797
Inventors:
Todd A. Weinfield - Redwood City CA, US
Gary Lim - San Francisco CA, US
Donald R. Sandell - San Jose CA, US
Kevin S. Bodner - Belmont CA, US
Mark Borodkin - San Mateo CA, US
Mark Oldham - Los Gatos CA, US
Jon Hoshizaki - Cupertino CA, US
Assignee:
Applera Corporation - Foster City CA
International Classification:
H05B 3/22
C12M 1/38
B01L 7/00
US Classification:
219428, 219385, 219540, 219521, 4352884, 4353052
Abstract:
A heater module is described that includes a heat distribution plate including a bottom portion having first and second sides and a plurality of projections extending away from one of the sides. A heat source is provided for heating the heat distribution plate, and, optionally, a heating tray can be used to receive the heat source and heat distribution plate. The heater module is adapted to engage a sample purification tray having a plurality of purification and/or discharge columns which can extend through openings in the heater module and direct a sample into a sample receiving tray. Methods of heating samples using the heater module are also described.

Isbn (Books And Publications)

Robot Applications Design Manual

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Author

Jon Hoshizaki

ISBN #

0471506915

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