Patents by Inventor Akio Murakami

Akio Murakami 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: 10881801
    Abstract: A cartridge adapter includes: a cartridge holder having a space that can accommodate therein a drug cartridge, the drug cartridge including a cylinder having a tubular internal space extending in a longitudinal direction, a gasket supported in the internal space so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction, and a drug held in the internal space; a piston that moves the gasket in the longitudinal direction in the internal space of the cylinder; a piston guide that movably supports the piston and connected to the cartridge holder; and a piston driving mechanism that drives the piston in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Murakami, Mitsuteru Fujimoto, Seiji Kikuchi, Toru Aoki, Masakazu Mori, Ryosuke Tani, Shinichi Kojima, Yoshihiro Kataoka, Katsumi Nakanishi, Tsuguhiro Kondo, Takashi Morimoto, Akio Inoki
  • Publication number: 20200369560
    Abstract: A cover glass includes a chemically strengthened glass including a first main surface having an area of 12,000 mm2 or larger and a second main surface, and an anti-fingerprint treated layer provided on or above the first main surface. The chemically strengthened glass has a depth of compressive stress layer DOL of 20 ?m or larger, has a tensile stress layer having a P2O5 content of 2 mol % or less, and has A×B of 135 or larger, provided that, among oxide components constituting the tensile stress layer, a total concentration of Li2, Na2O, and K2O is A mol % and a concentration of Al2O3 is B mol %. The anti-fingerprint treated layer includes a surface having a frictional electrification amount, as determined by Method D described in JIS L1094:2014, of 0 kV or less and ?1.5 kV or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yosuke TAKEDA, Akio KOIKE, Toru IKEDA, Yasunari SAITO, Makoto FUKAWA, Takaaki MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10788447
    Abstract: A liquid analyzer is one that performs analysis in a state of being immersed in a flowing analysis target liquid, and in order to simply make a good/bad determination and increase reliability, includes: a sensor adapted to, in a state where a responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, sense a predetermined component contained in the analysis target liquid; an analysis mechanism adapted to analyze the analysis target liquid with use of voltage generated in the sensor; and a resistance measurement mechanism adapted to, in the state where the responsive membrane is immersed in the flowing analysis target liquid, apply DC voltage to the responsive membrane to measure the resistance of the responsive membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: HORIBA ADVANCED TECHNO CO., LTD., HORIBA, LTD., TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT
    Inventors: Akio Nakayama, Rumiko Furuya, Akio Ishii, Yasuto Kaba, Yuichi Ito, Susumu Yamauchi, Hiroaki Murakami, Atsushi Senda
  • Patent number: 10720273
    Abstract: A coil component includes a wire including a linear central conductor and an insulating coating layer that covers a circumferential surface of the central conductor, and a terminal electrode that is electrically connected to the central conductor at an end portion of the wire. The terminal electrode includes a receiving portion to which the central conductor is welded. A weld nugget portion that is produced when the central conductor is welded and the receiving portion are welded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Igarashi, Koji Onishi, Takashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10627962
    Abstract: A projector includes an image forming unit, a projection unit, an image capturing unit, and a detection unit. The image forming unit generates projection image data based on a video signal. The projection unit projects a projection image based on the projection image data, on a projection surface. The image capturing unit generates captured image data by capturing an image of the projection surface for each line or for each block. The detection unit detects an object other than the projection image, which included in the captured image data, based on the captured image data and the projection image data. The projection unit switches projection image for each line or for each block, by scanning. The image capturing unit starts sequential image capturing from a region of the projection surface, in which switching is completed, during a period when at least switching of the projection image is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Toyooka, Shingo Wakimoto, Akio Murakami
  • Patent number: 10600559
    Abstract: A terminal electrode is secured to a flange portion with an adhesive and includes a base disposed on an outer surface of the flange portion and a mounting portion disposed above a bottom surface of the flange portion and extending from a bent portion extending from the base and covering a ridge line along which the outer surface and the bottom surface meet. The mounting portion is not secured to the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Igarashi, Takashi Murakami, Koji Onishi
  • Patent number: 10525471
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel target analysis chip and analysis method for directly detecting a target such as a microRNA without performing PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: ARKRAY, Inc., National University Corporation Kyoto Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Akira Murakami, Akio Kobori, Asako Yamayoshi, Yuichiro Noda, Masayuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 10454235
    Abstract: A metal terminal where a connecting portion has a receiving portion which receives a wire and a contact segment which extends from the receiving portion by way of a bending scheduled portion is prepared. By applying heat and pressure in a state where the wire is placed on the receiving portion for temporarily fixing the wire, the wire is adhered to the receiving portion using a molten or softened insulating resin coating as an adhesive agent. Next, the connecting portion is bent by way of the bending scheduled portion such that the contact segment faces the receiving portion by way of the wire and the contact segment is brought into contact with the wire. Next, by irradiating a laser beam to a portion of the metal terminal, the wire and the metal terminal are welded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Murakami, Akio Igarashi, Koji Onishi
  • Publication number: 20190279815
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coil component includes a heating step of locally heating metal terminals while the metal terminals are supported by a pressing member having a contact surface capable of coming into contact with the metal terminals in a state where an adhesive is disposed between the metal terminals and a drum core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi MURAKAMI, Akio IGARASHI, Takao MIYAMOTO, Kazuo MIYAKE
  • Patent number: 10388453
    Abstract: A coil component including a wire has a central conductor and an insulating coating layer, and a terminal electrode has a connection part that is electrically connected to the central conductor. The connection part includes a receiving part that receives an end portion of the wire, and a welding part that extends from the receiving part via a fold-back part so as to face the receiving part. The wire becomes sandwiched between the receiving part and the welding part. The central conductor is welded to the welding part in the portion from which the insulating coating layer is removed. The distal end portion of the wire protrudes from the space between the receiving part and the welding part, with the insulating coating layer remaining on the distal end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Igarashi, Koji Onishi, Takashi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20180275832
    Abstract: A projector includes an image forming unit, a projection unit, an image capturing unit, and a detection unit. The image forming unit generates projection image data based on a video signal. The projection unit projects a projection image based on the projection image data, on a projection surface. The image capturing unit generates captured image data by capturing an image of the projection surface for each line or for each block. The detection unit detects an object other than the projection image, which included in the captured image data, based on the captured image data and the projection image data. The projection unit switches projection image for each line or for each block, by scanning. The image capturing unit starts sequential image capturing from a region of the projection surface, in which switching is completed, during a period when at least switching of the projection image is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi TOYOOKA, Shingo WAKIMOTO, Akio MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 8720039
    Abstract: A laminated core punching apparatus, configured such that a stator-punching press machine that has a molding die performing a partial punching gradually approaches the shape of the stator core piece. There is a punching die to punching out the stator core piece from a strip-form steel plate, and two stator lamination stations. A rotor-punching press machine and a stator-punching press machine are constructed to operate synchronously. An intermediate loop portion capable of causing a strip-form steel plate to hang down in a loop is provided in order to adjust a length of the strip-form steel plate between the two press machines, and a loop guide portion that guides a loop locus of the strip-form steel plate from above so that the strip-form steel plate does not invert is disposed above the intermediate loop portion to be capable of ascending and descending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsubara, Shigeru Maeda, Atsuya Takagi, Takuya Ooura, Hajime Nishiguchi, Motoki Koori, Masahiro Hayabuchi, Susumu Kato, Keishi Ohki, Kenji Shinohara, Akio Murakami
  • Patent number: 8662437
    Abstract: When current collecting wires are laid in parallel with each other on a solar cell on which a photosensitive film is formed, a wire tension adjusting mechanism is provided which includes a bobbin holder shaft pivotally held on the side of a frame in a bobbin cassette in a wiring apparatus and a wire bobbin is detachably fixed on the bobbin holder shaft. The wire tension adjusting mechanism further includes a pre-load means for adjusting the torque of the bobbin holder shaft and the tension of each current collecting wire to be drawn out from the wire bobbin held by the bobbin shaft is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tohoku Seiki Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keitaro Harada, Masayoshi Yokoo, Koichi Yoshida, Akio Murakami
  • Patent number: 8322509
    Abstract: A solar cell module conveyer comprising an assembly line for intermittently feeding solar cells that constitute a solar cell module, and having machinery arranged for successively executing the working/treating steps; belt conveyers working as an inspection line which is synchronized with the assembly line to inspect the solar cell module fabricated on the assembly line through various working/treatment steps; and a transfer mechanism for transferring the solar cell module from the assembly line onto the belt conveyers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tohoku Seiki Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yokoo, Koichi Yoshida, Norikazu Kainuma, Akio Murakami
  • Publication number: 20110232076
    Abstract: A laminated core punching apparatus, configured such that a stator-punching press machine that has a molding die performing a partial punching gradually approaches the shape of the stator core piece. There is a punching die to punching out the stator core piece from a strip-form steel plate, and two stator lamination stations. A rotor-punching press machine and a stator-punching press machine are constructed to operate synchronously. An intermediate loop portion capable of causing a strip-form steel plate to hang down in a loop is provided in order to adjust a length of the strip-form steel plate between the two press machines, and a loop guide portion that guides a loop locus of the strip-form steel plate from above so that the strip-form steel plate does not invert is disposed above the intermediate loop portion to be capable of ascending and descending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya MATSUBARA, Shigeru MAEDA, Atsuya TAKAGI, Takuya OOURA, Hajime NISHIGUCHI, Motoki KOORI, Masahiro HAYABUCHI, Susumu KATO, Keishi OHKI, Kenji SHINOHARA, Akio MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20110049286
    Abstract: When current collecting wires are laid in parallel with each other on a solar cell on which a photosensitive film is formed, a wire tension adjusting mechanism is provided which includes a bobbin holder shaft pivotally held on the side of a frame in a bobbin cassette in a wiring apparatus and a wire bobbin is detachably fixed on the bobbin holder shaft. The wire tension adjusting mechanism further includes a pre-load means for adjusting the torque of the bobbin holder shaft and the tension of each current collecting wire to be drawn out from the wire bobbin held by the bobbin shaft is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Tohoku Seiki Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keitaro Harada, Masayoshi Yokoo, Koichi Yoshida, Akio Murakami
  • Publication number: 20100300834
    Abstract: A solar cell module conveyer comprising an assembly line for intermittently feeding solar cells that constitute a solar cell module, and having machinery arranged for successively executing the working/treating steps; belt conveyers working as an inspection line which is synchronized with the assembly line to inspect the solar cell module fabricated on the assembly line through various working/treatment steps; and a transfer mechanism for transferring the solar cell module from the assembly line onto the belt conveyers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yokoo, Koichi Yoshida, Norikazu Kainuma, Akio Murakami
  • Patent number: 6536835
    Abstract: A door module panel is initially mounted with a door harness and is provided with a panel hole at a position where a descending window glass does not interfere. The door harness is wired from a first surface facing a passenger compartment of the door module panel to a second surface facing a door frame through the panel hole. The door module panel has a side face, from a middle portion of which a protruding member is extended and bent towards the door frame. The protruding member includes a harness hole, through which is passed the door harness extending from the second surface of the door module panel. The door harness is then fitted into the harness hole with a grommet. The door frame is provided with a side panel notched with a groove. When the door module panel is incorporated into the door frame, the protruding member fits into the notched groove on the same plane. The door harness thus can be installed very easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Murakami, Seiji Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 6520024
    Abstract: A crack-type fatigue detecting sensor comprises: a foil substrate having a first surface and a second surface fixed to a member to be tested; and a foil fracture piece having a slit formed in a central portion between opposite end portions in a longitudinal direction thereof such that the slit extends from one side portion toward the other side portion in a width direction thereof perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, wherein the opposite end portions of the fracture piece are respectively fixed to the first surface of the substrate and a portion including the central portion having the slit has a thickness smaller than a thickness of the opposite end portions over a whole width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kanta Nihei, Tomohei Kobayashi, Hideo Ono, Shigeki Koe, Akio Murakami, Goro Nishiyama, Yoshinori Dake
  • Publication number: 20020113460
    Abstract: A door module panel is initially mounted with a door harness and is provided with a panel hole at a position where a descending window glass does not interfere. The door harness is wired from a first surface facing a passenger compartment of the door module panel to a second surface facing a door frame through the panel hole. The door module panel has a side face, from a middle portion of which a protruding member is extended and bent towards the door frame. The protruding member includes a harness hole, through which is passed the door harness extending from the second surface of the door module panel. The door harness is then fitted into the harness hole with a grommet. The door frame is provided with a side panel notched with a groove. When the door module panel is incorporated into the door frame, the protruding member fits into the notched groove on the same plane. The door harness thus can be installed very easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Murakami, Seiji Fukumoto