Patents by Inventor Akira Murata

Akira 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).

  • Patent number: 11365305
    Abstract: A resin composition including a base resin containing polyolefin, and an inorganic filler, wherein the inorganic filler includes: a core part containing Mg(OH)2, and a covering part containing a plurality of MgO particles provided on an outer periphery of the core part, the content of the inorganic filler in the resin composition is 0.1 parts by mass or more and 5 parts by mass or less with respect to 100 parts by mass of the base resin; and a volume fraction of Mg(OH)2 in one particle of the inorganic filler is 10% or more and less than 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuhei Yasuda, Takanori Yamazaki, Akira Domoto, Yoshinao Murata, Tomohiko Katayama
  • Patent number: 11347118
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, a first polarizer plate, and a second polarizer plate. The first substrate includes a first dielectric substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a first alignment film. The second electrode includes a plurality of slits and a conductive portion. The second substrate includes a second dielectric substrate and a second alignment film. The first substrate further includes a resin layer disposed between the second electrode and the first alignment film. The resin layer within the plurality of slits is as thick as or thicker than the second electrode. The plurality of slits are filled with the resin layer. A difference in height between the resin layer over the conductive portion of the second electrode and the resin layer within the plurality of slits of the second electrode is 10 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Sakai, Masahiro Hasegawa, Miho Yamada, Yuichi Kawahira, Koji Murata, Kiyoshi Minoura
  • Publication number: 20220153727
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a pyrrole-imidazole (poly)amide compound with the rapidly improved conversion rates, high yield and high reproducibility in the reaction forming an amide bond between a carboxy group binding to a pyrrole and an amino group binding to an imidazole. A method for producing a pyrrole-imidazole (poly)amide by reacting an aminoimidazole carboxylic acid derivative with a pyrrolecarboxylic acid derivative in the presence of a heterocyclic aromatic compound as a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiko MURATA, Shohei YAMAMOTO, Akira NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220146564
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer evaluation apparatus brings a contact maker (mercury liquefied at room temperature), as a Schottky electrode, into contact with a semiconductor wafer, intermittently applies a voltage from a pulse power supply, and evaluates the state (kinds, density) of point defects by an evaluation means based on the status of the electrostatic capacity of the semiconductor wafer. In this manner, the state (kinds, density) of the point defects in the plane of a large-diameter semiconductor wafer is directly evaluated using a large table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Koichi Murata, Isaho KAMATA, Hidekazu TSUCHIDA, Akira MIYASAKA
  • Patent number: 11322249
    Abstract: In a fee-setting system, an assessment unit assesses the degree of appropriateness in a medical facility regarding the use of a device relating to medical treatment used in the medical facility based on the degree of deviation and information regarding the medical facility, in which the degree of deviation that is obtained by comparing information indicating the usage status of the device that has been detected by a detection unit for detecting the usage status of the device with reference information regarding the method of using the device. A calculation unit calculates a fee to be charged to the medical facility based on the degree of appropriateness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Takeshi Nishiyama, Akira Murata, Takashi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11311176
    Abstract: An endoscope insertion observation apparatus includes a processor designed to perform functions including: detecting an insertion state of an insertion portion of an endoscope that is insertable into and extractable from a subject; determining whether or not the insertion portion has reached a second site in the subject from a first site in the subject and/or whether the insertion portion has reached the first site from the second site in the subject based on a detection result of the insertion state; and calculating a duration of movement of the insertion portion from the first site to the second site after determining that the insertion portion has reached the second site, or a duration of movement of the insertion portion from the second site to the first site after determining that the insertion portion has reached the first site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takechiyo Nakamitsu, Kensuke Miyake, Akira Murata, Isamu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11083105
    Abstract: A heat radiator for an aircraft, which cools a heat source installed in the aircraft, includes a heat radiating part in which a contact surface comes into contact with a main flow, the contact surface being formed with a concave portion or a convex portion in which a surface thereof directed upstream in a flow direction of the main flow is curved in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: IHI Corporation, National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
    Inventors: Yoji Okita, Akira Murata
  • Patent number: 10908373
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon is formed by connecting a plurality of optical fiber colored core wires to each other with a connector formed of a UV curable resin. Each of the optical fiber colored core wires includes: a bare optical fiber; a primary layer that comprises a UV curable resin that covers the bare optical fiber; a secondary layer that comprises a UV curable resin that covers the primary layer; and a colored layer disposed outside the secondary layer and that comprises a colored UV curable resin. The primary layer has a Young's modulus that is greater than or equal to 75% of a saturated Young's modulus of the primary layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Murata, Mizuki Isaji, Tomoaki Kaji, Yoshie Sajima
  • Patent number: 10838159
    Abstract: An optical fiber colored core wire includes: a bare optical fiber; a primary layer that comprises a UV curable resin that covers the bare optical fiber; a secondary layer that comprises a UV curable resin that covers the primary layer; and a colored layer disposed outside the secondary layer and that comprises a colored UV curable resin. The primary layer has a Young's modulus that is greater than or equal to 70% of a saturated Young's modulus of the primary layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Murata, Yoshie Sajima, Mizuki Isaji, Tomoaki Kaji
  • Publication number: 20200325329
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyarylate resin which is excellent in heat-resisting properties, abrasion-resisting properties, solubility properties in non-halogenated organic solvents, a water vapor-barrier property, mechanical properties, liquid sag-resisting properties and deformation-resisting properties (such as adhesive properties). The present invention relates to a polyarylate resin comprising a dihydric phenol residue shown in general formula (1) and an aromatic dicarboxylic acid residue shown in general formula (2), a film comprising the same and a laminated product thereof: (wherein X represents a liner or branched bivalent hydrocarbon group having 4 to 8 carbon atoms.) (wherein R1 and R2 respectively and independently represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, which may be substituted by one or more halogen atoms, or a halogen atom, and p and q respectively and independently represent an integer of 0 to 4.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: UNITIKA LTD.
    Inventors: Akira MURATA, Takamasa AKIZUKI, Chiho MATSUMOTO, Keita HAGIWARA
  • Patent number: 10689762
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus can suppress particle generation on a substrate, and can reduce a consumption amount of a processing liquid. A substrate processing apparatus 1 includes a processing chamber 30 having a processing space 31 in which a substrate W is processed; a vaporizing tank 60, configured to store the processing liquid therein, having a vaporization space 61 in which the stored processing liquid is allowed to be vaporized; a decompression driving unit 70 configured to decompress the vaporization space 61; and a control unit 18. The control unit 18 vaporizes the processing liquid into the processing gas by decompressing the vaporization space 61 without through the processing space 31, and then, vaporizes the processing liquid into the processing gas by decompressing the vaporization space 61 through the processing space 31, and supplies an inert gas into the vaporization space 61.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Murata, Satoshi Kaneko, Kazuki Motomatsu, Kazunori Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20200082936
    Abstract: In a fee-setting system, an assessment unit assesses the degree of appropriateness in a medical facility regarding the use of a device relating to medical treatment used in the medical facility based on the degree of deviation and information regarding the medical facility, in which the degree of deviation that is obtained by comparing information indicating the usage status of the device that has been detected by a detection unit for detecting the usage status of the device with reference information regarding the method of using the device. A calculation unit calculates a fee to be charged to the medical facility based on the degree of appropriateness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira SUZUKI, Takeshi NISHIYAMA, Akira MURATA, Takashi NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20200058531
    Abstract: A substrate storage apparatus includes a stage on which a cassette that has a lid detachably mounted to an opening is disposed, a lid attaching/detaching plate that performs attaching/detaching of the lid to/from the opening of the cassette disposed on the stage, and is provided to be movable between a mounting position in contact with the lid disposed at a position of the opening and a retracted position not in contact with the lid disposed at the position of the opening, a lid holding sensor that detects whether the lid is being held by the lid attaching/detaching plate, and a controller that determines presence/absence of abnormality related to attachment/detachment of the lid based on a detection result of the lid holding sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiro MATSUMOTO, Michiaki MATSUSHITA, Akira MURATA, Minoru TASHIRO
  • Publication number: 20200026013
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon is formed by connecting a plurality of optical fiber colored core wires to each other with a connector formed of a UV curable resin. Each of the optical fiber colored core wires includes: a bare optical fiber; a primary layer that comprises a UV curable resin that covers the bare optical fiber; a secondary layer that comprises a UV curable resin that covers the primary layer; and a colored layer disposed outside the secondary layer and that comprises a colored UV curable resin. The primary layer has a Young's modulus that is greater than or equal to 75% of a saturated Young's modulus of the primary layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Murata, Mizuki Isaji, Tomoaki Kaji, Yoshie Sajima
  • Publication number: 20200026012
    Abstract: An optical fiber colored core wire includes: a bare optical fiber; a primary layer that comprises a UV curable resin that covers the bare optical fiber; a secondary layer that comprises a UV curable resin that covers the primary layer; and a colored layer disposed outside the secondary layer and that comprises a colored UV curable resin. The primary layer has a Young's modulus that is greater than or equal to 70% of a saturated Young's modulus of the primary layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Murata, Yoshie Sajima, Mizuki Isaji, Tomoaki Kaji
  • Publication number: 20190387962
    Abstract: An endoscope insertion shape observation apparatus has a processor configured to detect an insertion shape of an insertion portion inserted into a subject P, and calculate operation information, including one of easy insertion information or difficult insertion information, of insertion operation obtained in operation of inserting the insertion portion. The operation information is determined based on an insertion length of the insertion portion. The processor is also configured to simultaneously display of a result of the generation and the insertion shape on the monitor, and change between the easy insertion information and the difficult insertion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takechiyo NAKAMITSU, Kensuke MIYAKE, Akira MURATA, Isamu NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190290108
    Abstract: An endoscope insertion observation apparatus includes a processor designed to perform functions including: detecting an insertion state of an insertion portion of an endoscope that is insertable into and extractable from a subject; determining whether or not the insertion portion has reached a second site in the subject from a first site in the subject and/or whether the insertion portion has reached the first site from the second site in the subject based on a detection result of the insertion state; and calculating a duration of movement of the insertion portion from the first site to the second site after determining that the insertion portion has reached the second site, or a duration of movement of the insertion portion from the second site to the first site after determining that the insertion portion has reached the first site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takechiyo NAKAMITSU, Kensuke MIYAKE, Akira MURATA, Isamu NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190254563
    Abstract: An endoscope insertion shape observation apparatus includes an insertion section configured to be inserted into a subject, and a processor that detects an insertion shape of the insertion section, generates an insertion shape image representing the insertion shape, generates a body outer shape image representing a body outer shape of the subject, and performs display control to simultaneously display the insertion shape image and the body outer shape image in a positional relationship corresponding to a positional relationship, in a body cavity of the subject, of the insertion section on a display screen. The display control also switches between display or non-display of the body outer shape image or a type of the body outer shape image depending on an insertion position, in the body cavity of the subject, of the insertion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takechiyo NAKAMITSU, Kensuke MIYAKE, Akira MURATA
  • Publication number: 20190233130
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a heat radiator for an aircraft which cools a heat source installed in the aircraft, which includes a heat radiating part in which a contact surface comes into contact with a main flow, the contact surface being formed with a concave portion or a convex portion in which a surface thereof directed upstream in a flow direction of the main flow is curved in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: IHI Corporation, National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
    Inventors: Yoji OKITA, Akira MURATA
  • Patent number: 10292315
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a heat sink that includes a plurality of first heat radiating fins and a plurality of second heat radiating fins, and a compressor as a blower that causes cooling air to flow from an inlet toward an outlet of a cooling passage of the heat sink. The cooling device includes in a flow direction of the cooling air that passes via the heat sink a mist supplier arranged upstream of the heat sink and that supplies mist M to the cooling passage of the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yoji Okita, Akira Murata