Patents by Inventor Akio Murata

Akio Murata 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).

  • Publication number: 20210077548
    Abstract: Provided is a novel sleep-promoting composition. Provided is a sleep-promoting composition comprising bacteria belonging to Bifidobacterium breve as an active ingredient. The sleep-promoting composition related to the present technology may prolong a sleep time by prolonging non-REM sleep and REM sleep, reducing a spontaneous behavior amount during sleep, or reducing an awakening time during sleep. The sleep-promoting composition related to the present technology may also reduce difficulty in daytime awakening. The sleep-promoting composition related to the present technology may be used for a medical composition or a food and beverage composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: MORINAGA MILK INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mai Murata, Junichi Minami, Akio Yamada, Tetsuya Kuhara
  • Publication number: 20210014225
    Abstract: A communication control apparatus includes a collection control unit, an analysis unit, and a coordination unit. The collection control unit collects communication performed with a device connected to a subordinate network, and controls communication performed by the device based on a first control condition; The analysis unit analyzes the communication collected by the collection control unit to extract device identification information indicating characteristics of the communication performed by the device. The analysis unit specifies a device name of the device and the first control condition corresponding to a normal communication range extracted from the device identification information, based on the device identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Iifan TYOU, Masaki TANIKAWA, Yukio NAGAFUCHI, Shingo KASHIMA, Tetsuhiko MURATA, Kenji OTA, Takuya SAEKI, Tsuyoshi KONDO, Koki NOMURA, Akio MUKAIYAMA, Hiroki NAGAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200352830
    Abstract: A polymerizable monomer, a filler (A), and a filler (B) are contained, the filler (A) includes an inorganic particle and a compound covering the inorganic particle, the filler (B) includes another inorganic particle and another compound covering the other inorganic particle, and the average particle size of the filler (B) is 20% to 550% of the average particle size of the filler (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: GC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio TAKAHASHI, Takayuki MURATA, Takumasa KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200207126
    Abstract: A printing unit includes a head unit; a platen unit separately combined with the head unit; a fixed blade provided to the platen unit; a movable blade, which is provided to the head unit and is relatively movable with respect to the fixed blade; a drive mechanism, which includes a drive rack coupled to the movable blade, and moves the movable blade between a standby position being separated from the fixed blade and a cutting position at which the movable blade rides on the fixed blade; an operation lever being movable between a lock position and a releasing position; and a return mechanism configured to move the movable blade from the cutting position toward the standby position side through intermediation of the drive rack in association with the operation lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi Kitamura, Tomohiro Murata, Akio Naito, Kouji Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10508871
    Abstract: A refrigerant distributor includes an inflow portion made of aluminum into which refrigerant flows through an inflow pipe, and a distributing portion made of aluminum that distributes incoming refrigerant to a plurality of outflow pipes. The distributing portion includes a main body portion connected to the inflow portion, and a plurality of outflow portions connected to the outflow pipes. The outflow portions are protruded from the main body portion, and are formed integrally with the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Satake, Nobuaki Miyake, Yuudai Morikawa, Akio Murata, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10175009
    Abstract: A sacrifice positive electrode layer is formed conveniently, efficiently, and accurately on the surface of a refrigerant distributor having a complicated shape. Further, during the formation of the sacrifice positive electrode layer, the strength in the surroundings of joined parts is prevented from being lowered by excessive heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Kuriki, Kazuhiro Miya, Nobuaki Miyake, Akio Murata, Yoshihiko Satake
  • Publication number: 20170363376
    Abstract: A sacrifice positive electrode layer is formed conveniently, efficiently, and accurately on the surface of a refrigerant distributor having a complicated shape. Further, during the formation of the sacrifice positive electrode layer, the strength in the surroundings of joined parts is prevented from being lowered by excessive heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori KURIKI, Kazuhiro MIYA, Nobuaki MIYAKE, Akio MURATA, Yoshihiko SATAKE
  • Publication number: 20170184351
    Abstract: A refrigerant distributor includes an inflow portion made of aluminum into which refrigerant flows through an inflow pipe, and a distributing portion made of aluminum that distributes incoming refrigerant to a plurality of outflow pipes. The distributing portion includes a main body portion connected to the inflow portion, and a plurality of outflow portions connected to the outflow pipes. The outflow portions are protruded from the main body portion, and are formed integrally with the main body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SATAKE, Nobuaki MIYAKE, Yuudai MORIKAWA, Akio MURATA, Hiroshi YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150107803
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a plurality of fins stacked with a predetermined fin pitch between them, and a plurality of heat transfer tubes which extend through the fins in the stack direction and have a flat cross-sectional shape, wherein the fins have a plurality of notches in a shape corresponding to the cross-sectional shape of the heat transfer tube on an end portion in the longitudinal direction, a collar is formed on an edge of the plurality of notches, the heat transfer tubes are inserted into the notches, a fin pitch between a portion of the plurality of fins is larger than a fin pitch between the other portion of the fins, and the larger fin pitch is larger than at least the height of the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Ikeda, Akio Murata, Nobuaki Miyake, Hiroki Okazawa, Wataru Suzuki, Takuya Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20140196874
    Abstract: Heat exchanger assemblies included in an outdoor unit each include fins each having notches provided without fin collars or notches provided with fin collars that are shorter than stacking intervals between the fins. At least some of the stacking intervals between the fins in a facing surface are larger than the stacking intervals between the fins in surfaces excluding the facing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Miyake, Akio Murata, Hiroki Okazawa, Keisuke Hokazono, Wataru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7916329
    Abstract: A print job management device includes: a print job receiver, operable to receive a print job including print setting information on a setting of a printing operation to be executed by a printing device from a print job preparing device for preparing the print job; an acquirer, operable to acquire device status information on a status of the printing device from the printing device; and a print job issuer, operable to determine, based on the print setting information and the device status information, whether the printing operation can be performed by the printing device, the print job issuer issuing the print job to the printing device when the print job issuer determines that the printing operation cannot be performed by the printing device and the device status information indicates a predetermined status regarding a feed path and a printing medium of the printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Iizuka, Akio Murata
  • Publication number: 20070165275
    Abstract: A print job management device includes: a print job receiver, operable to receive a print job including print setting information on a setting of a printing operation to be executed by a printing device from a print job preparing device for preparing the print job; an acquirer, operable to acquire device status information on a status of the printing device from the printing device; and a print job issuer, operable to determine, based on the print setting information and the device status information, whether the printing operation can be performed by the printing device, the print job issuer issuing the print job to the printing device when the print job issuer determines that the printing operation cannot be performed by the printing device and the device status information indicates a predetermined status regarding a feed path and a printing medium of the printing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Lizuka, Akio Murata
  • Patent number: 7183767
    Abstract: A conductive wire held between a first magnetic core of a soft magnetic film and a second magnetic core, the area of the cross-section, perpendicular to a magnetic path, of which is made partially smaller constitutes a magnetic detection device, and a DC current for generating a DC bias magnetic field and a high-frequency carrier signal are let to flow through the conductive wire. The DC current is selected so that the portion at which the cross-sectional area of the above-mentioned second magnetic core is made smaller has an appropriate DC bias magnetic field intensity. When this magnetic detection device is placed in an external magnetic field, the intensity of the DC bias magnetic field changes depending on the intensity of the external magnetic field; hence, the level of the carrier signal in the conductive wire changes. The change of the level of the carrier signal is output as the change of an electrical signal, whereby the intensity and direction of the magnetic field are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sayuri Muramatsu, Ken Takahashi, Yoshihiro Tosaki, Akio Murata
  • Patent number: 7145331
    Abstract: In order to obtain a magneto-impedance type magnetic sensor having a soft magnetic film facing to a conductive nonmagnetic film, and available a large impedance change with a carrier signal at a relatively low frequency, the magnetic sensor comprises a meander type conductive nonmagnetic thin film of zigzag shape formed with at least one pair of electrode terminals at both ends and a soft magnetic film which is strip-shaped so as to face thereto at a plurality of regions and has an easy axis of magnetization in a width direction of the strip shape, a high frequency carrier signal is applied to the above-mentioned electrode terminals and further a direct current bias magnetic field is applied. By performing AM detection of an AM modulation signal output from the above-mentioned electrode terminals, an impedance change of the conductive nonmagnetic film which is changed by external magnetic field is detected as a change of the high frequency carrier signal, thereby the external magnetic field can be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Kuroe, Sayuri Muramatsu, Akio Murata, Ken Takahashi, Yoshihiro Tosaki
  • Patent number: 7047088
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to relieve the load of management of devices connecting with a network. The technique of the present invention registers classification of printers connecting with a network LAN into at least one group, and specifies target printers, which are objects of management, by the unit of registered group. Operation setting data is generated in any of three applications; ‘Input’, ‘Obtain operation setting information from any model printer on the network’, and ‘Utilize default setting data’, and is output to the printers belonging to the specified group. This arrangement enables the operation setting of multiple printers to be carried out collectively, thus effectively relieving the load in management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Nakamura, Akio Murata, Tsunemori Asahi
  • Patent number: 7016740
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to relieve the load of management of devices connecting with a network. The technique of the present invention registers classification of printers connecting with a network LAN into at least one group, and specifies target printers, which are objects of management, by the unit of registered group. Operation setting data is generated in any of three applications; ‘Input’, ‘Obtain operation setting information from any model printer on the network’, and ‘Utilize default setting data’, and is output to the printers belonging to the specified group. This arrangement enables the operation setting of multiple printers to be carried out collectively, thus effectively relieving the load in management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Nakamura, Akio Murata, Tsunemori Asahi
  • Patent number: 7012928
    Abstract: A data transmission method in which a transmission request is forwarded from a host apparatus to a terminal apparatus. When receiving the transmission request, the terminal apparatus forwards as communication request to the host apparatus. In this communication request, a timer value of a system timer included in the terminal apparatus is incorporated. Having received the communication request including the timer value, the host apparatus establishes an ID for the terminal apparatus according to the timer value. Then, the host apparatus conducts polling for collecting data from the terminal apparatus using the established ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tomoki Shibasaki, Akio Murata
  • Publication number: 20050179431
    Abstract: A conductive wire held between a first magnetic core of a soft magnetic film and a second magnetic core, the area of the cross-section, perpendicular to a magnetic path, of which is made partially smaller constitutes a magnetic detection device, and a DC current for generating a DC bias magnetic field and a high-frequency carrier signal are let to flow through the conductive wire. The DC current is selected so that the portion at which the cross-sectional area of the above-mentioned second magnetic core is made smaller has an appropriate DC bias magnetic field intensity. When this magnetic detection device is placed in an external magnetic field, the intensity of the DC bias magnetic field changes depending on the intensity of the external magnetic field; hence, the level of the carrier signal in the conductive wire changes. The change of the level of the carrier signal is output as the change of an electrical signal, whereby the intensity and direction of the magnetic field are detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Sayuri Muramatsu, Ken Takahashi, Yoshihiro Tosaki, Akio Murata
  • Patent number: 6795263
    Abstract: In a high-frequency impedance type magnetic head having high impedance and capable of efficiently detecting a change in impedance, an electrically conductive metal film is sandwiched between two soft magnetic films, and the two soft magnetic films form a portion of a magnetic path. The thickness of one soft magnetic film is smaller than the thickness of the other soft magnetic film. The electrically conductive metal thin film has a pair of electrodes at respective ends thereof, to which are connected an oscillator for applying a high frequency carrier signal to the electrodes and a high frequency amplifier having a demodulator circuit. Further, an electrically conductive metal film winding is provided, and a DC current is applied to the electrically conductive metal film winding at the time of reproduction, while on the other hand, a signal current is applied to the electrically conductive metal film winding at the time of recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Kuroe, Sayuri Muramatsu, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Akio Murata
  • Patent number: RE38594
    Abstract: A magnetic head sensing apparatus includes a first, second and third magnetic core of a soft magnetic film formed by a thin film forming method. One end of the first and second magnetic core face a magnetic recording medium and are disposed with a predetermined distance therebetween field. The third magnetic core is disposed between the first and second magnetic cores. A conductive coil is wound around the third magnetic core. A conductive wire passes through the third magnetic core and is insulated therefrom. A DC-biased high-frequency constant current flows through the conductive wire to reproduce information recorded on the magnetic recording medium. Also, a recording signal is applied to the conductive coil sense the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Murata, Akio Kuroe, Sayuri Muramatsu