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).

  • Publication number: 20090244243
    Abstract: In an image recording apparatus using an inkjet mode, printing paper fed from a paper feeder 2 is supplied onto tables 1 movable by an endless transport mechanism of a table moving mechanism 5. After each table 1 is transferred from the endless transport mechanism to linear motor mechanisms 61 of the table moving mechanism 5, an image is recorded by an image recorder 3. Subsequently, the table 1 is transferred from the linear motor mechanisms 61 to the endless transport mechanism, and then the printing paper on the table 1 is discharged by a paper discharger 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Masaharu NAKAGAWA, Keisuke HIRAI, Kunio MURAJI, Akira MURATA
  • Publication number: 20070274811
    Abstract: A substrate transfer apparatus includes forks that are vertically spaced apart from each other with a predetermined distance. When the forks take out the substrates from the first substrate containing part, each of the forks lifts the substrate and supports the same by moving upward from a pre-loading position located below the substrate to be taken out by a predetermined unloading stroke amount. A value of the predetermined distance is set to be equal to the sum of the distance between the substrates contained in the first substrate containing part and the unloading stroke amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Akira Murata, Suguru Enokida, Yuichi Douki
  • Publication number: 20050283139
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a surgical therapeutic instrument includes an insertion unit, a treating unit that is arranged at one end of the insertion unit to be extended in the extending direction at a predetermined angle to the axial direction of the insertion unit, and an operation unit that is arranged at the other end of the insertion unit. The operation unit includes a rotating operation unit to rotate the treating unit, and an opening/closing operation unit to open/close the treating unit. The treating unit includes two pinching members having planar portions, is rotatable in accordance with the rotating operation, and can move at least one of the two pinching members in the direction substantially orthogonal to the plane of the planar portion in accordance with the opening/closing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Iizuka, Takahiro Kogasaka, Kazunori Taniguchi, Toru Nagase, Nobuyoshi Yazawa, Hideyuki Kasahara, Seiji Maeda, Kazuo Banju, Akira Murata
  • Patent number: 6736063
    Abstract: At printing time, a blanket cylinder gear is meshed with a plate cylinder gear, whereby a first plate cylinder is rotatable by a drive motor. At image-recording time, the blanket cylinder gear is separated from the plate cylinder gear. In this state, a different motor drives the plate cylinder gear to rotate the first plate cylinder at low speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Murata
  • Publication number: 20030233951
    Abstract: At printing time, a blanket cylinder gear is meshed with a plate cylinder gear, whereby a first plate cylinder is rotatable by a drive motor. At image-recording time, the blanket cylinder gear is separated from the plate cylinder gear. In this state, a different motor drives the plate cylinder gear to rotate the first plate cylinder at low speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Murata
  • Patent number: 6437230
    Abstract: The present invention permits the parameters of at least one of the frequency characteristic adjusting circuit and the effect circuit in its DSP to be modified for providing the line-out jacks with an optimum music signal when its speaker (SP) switch is turned off with no headphone connected. When the headphone plug is connected with no headphone jack, the effect setting switch is assigned with a function of speaker system effect setting. When the headphone plug is connected with a corresponding headphone jack, the effect setting switch is assigned with a function of headphone effect setting. Also, upon judging that the headphone plug is connected with the headphone jack, the function of an equalizer (EQ) switch is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kawai Gakki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Torii, Akira Murata
  • Patent number: 6422294
    Abstract: To obtain a high-quality cast product of a cylinder head, a proper directivity to the cooling process of the molten metal after a pouring process by utilizing the shape of a cylinder head is discussed. In a process where molten metal is injected to a casting mold cavity formed between upper and lower molds to fill it therewith so that the molten metal is solidified to form a cylinder head of an engine, a plurality of core protrusions corresponding to holes (plug holes and bolt holes) are formed in the upper mold, and a cooling means is attached to each of the core protrusions. With respect to cooling means attached to the plurality of core protrusions, those attached to the inner core protrusions comparatively closer to the center of the casting mold are designed so as to have a greater cooling capability than those attached to the outer core protrusions; therefore, with respect to the center portion and the outer portion of the casting mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Murata, Akihiro Nakano, Nobuyuki Matsubayashi, Takayuki Shouju, Tomoyuki Nozaki, Shigeo Yano
  • Publication number: 20010049995
    Abstract: The present invention permits the parameters of at least one of the frequency characteristic adjusting circuit and the effect circuit in its DSP to be modified for providing the line-out jacks with an optimum music signal when its speaker (SP) switch is turned offwithno headphone connected. When the headphone plug is connected with no headphone jack, the effect setting switch is assigned with a function of speaker system effect setting. When the headphone plug is connected with a corresponding headphone jack, the effect setting switch is assigned with a function of headphone effect setting. Also, upon judging that the headphone plug is connected with the headphone jack, the function of an equalizer (EQ) switch is disabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Torii, Akira Murata
  • Patent number: 5720706
    Abstract: A stereoscopic endoscope including an objective lens system for forming an image of an object which objective lens system is arranged at the front end of an inserting section and has a single optical axis; an image transmission device coaxially arranged with the objective lens system and adapted to transmit the image formed by the objective lens system; a pupil dividing device for dividing the image transmitted through the objective lens system and the image transmission device so as to obtain left and right images of the object; an image sensing device for picking up the left and right images obtained by the pupil dividing device; a first support structure containing at least the objective lens system; and a second support structure containing at least the pupil dividing device and the image sensing device, wherein the first and second support structures are rotatable relative to each other around an axis extending along the longitudinal dimension of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Takahashi, Masao Uehara, Shingo Kato, Atsushi Kidawara, Katsuyuki Saito, Masahito Goto, Wataru Ohno, Iwao Kanamori, Toyoharu Hanzawa, Kenji Yoshino, Akio Nakada, Akihiro Taguchi, Nobuaki Akui, Hitoshi Karasawa, Toshihiko Hashiguchi, Akihiko Mochida, Takashi Fukaya, Shinji Yamashita, Akira Murata, Hideki Koyanagi, Keisuke Saito
  • Patent number: 5628009
    Abstract: A general-information storing unit stores general information sets which are managed by a general-information managing unit which is provided in a network. A plurality of sectional-information storing units store respective sectional information sets which are managed by respective ones of a plurality of sectional-information managing units. The plurality of sectional-information managing units are provided in the network. A plurality of personal-information storing units store respective personal information sets which are managed by respective ones of a plurality of personal-information managing units. The plurality of personal-information managing units are provided in the network. An automatic retrieval unit retrieves a predetermined information unit from among the general information sets, sectional information sets, and personal information sets, in response to a relevant retrieval command being input to said information retrieval system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yasuyo Kikuta, Akira Murata, Masaki Hiraga
  • Patent number: 5609561
    Abstract: An image pickup unit provided with an image pickup element is of structure capable of being detachably received in an endoscope body or a TV camera. After having been used in observation, the image pickup unit is dismounted, whereby disinfection processing and sterilization processing of the endoscope body from which the image pickup unit is dismounted, or the TV camera can be executed without inviting deterioration and the like of a characteristic of the image pickup unit by a disinfection unit, a sterilization unit or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Masao Uehara, Katsuyuki Saito, Masahito Goto, Shinji Yamashita, Akinobu Uchikubo, Akihiro Miyashita, Takehiro Nakagawa, Kazunari Kobayashi, Akira Murata, Mototsugu Ogawa, Seiji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 5588948
    Abstract: A stereoscopic endoscope including an objective lens system for forming an image of an object which objective lens system is arranged at the front end of an inserting section and has a single optical axis; an image transmission device coaxially arranged with the objective lens system and adapted to transmit the image formed by the objective lens system; a pupil dividing device for dividing the image transmitted through the objective lens system and the image transmission device so as to obtain left and right images of the object; an image sensing device for picking up the left and right images obtained by the pupil dividing device; a first support structure containing-at least the objective lens system; and a second support structure containing at least the pupil dividing device and the image sensing device, wherein the first and second support structures are rotatable relative to each other around an axis extending along the longitudinal dimension of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Takahashi, Masao Uehara, Shingo Kato, Atsushi Kidawara, Katsuyuki Saito, Masahito Goto, Wataru Ohno, Iwao Kanamori, Toyoharu Hanzawa, Kenji Yoshino, Akio Nakada, Akihiro Taguchi, Nobuaki Akui, Hitoshi Karasawa, Toshihiko Hashiguchi, Akihiko Mochida, Takashi Fukaya, Shinji Yamashita, Akira Murata, Hideki Koyanagi, Keisuke Saito
  • Patent number: 5308044
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ceramics having excellent fusing damage resistivity against melt of metal or other inorganic materials. If a member formed of BN ceramics in the prior art comes into contact with melt of metal, glass or the like, the member would be readily fused and damaged at its contact portion. Hence, if AlN in the range of 1.ltoreq.AlN<50 weight % is added to BN ceramics containing 50 weight % or more of BN component, the fusing damage resistivity is greatly improved. Furthermore, Y.sub.2 O.sub.3 whose weight proportion relative to AlN content is 1.0-10.0%, is added, strength of the BN ceramics is greatly improved. A protective cap for a thermocouple formed of the ceramics according to the present invention is excellent in durability against molten metal, and so, continuous temperature measurement for molten metal is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kouransha
    Inventors: Masazumi Nakashima, Mitsunori Kusumoto, Sumihiko Kurita, Hiroshi Nakamura, Katsumi Ura, Akira Murata
  • Patent number: 5269289
    Abstract: A cavity insert device comprising an insert section capable of being inserted into tracts and cavities, a detection circuit for detecting conditions of components making up the device, such as an observation device formed at the distal end side of the insert section, and a fuzzy inference section for synthetically determining a plurality of information signals outputted from the detection circuit and producing control signals to control the components. The fuzzy inference section employs inference rules which are empirically considered to be desirable, and control is made by the control signals obtained with the fuzzy inference. The device is thus operated in a nearly optimum state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sakae Takehana, Shouichi Ieoka, Kazuo Sonobe, Hiroki Hibino, Tomohisa Sakurai, Yutaka Takahashi, Akira Murata, Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Koichi Matsui, Akihiro Miyashita, Masakazu Gotanda, Kazutada Kobayashi, Koji Koda, Masao Uehara, Katsuyuki Saito, Akinobu Uchikubo, Shinji Yamashita, Takehiro Nakagawa, Koji Tanikawa
  • Patent number: 5150142
    Abstract: In a fixer replenishing device employed in an automatic processor, a hardening agent is diluted with water and then mixed with a fixing agent. Since the hardening agent is not directly mixed with the fixing agent, no crystals are deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Masuda, Akira Murata, Hitoshi Togawa, Nobuaki Miura
  • Patent number: 5086337
    Abstract: This invention relates to a connecting structure for electrically connecting an electronic part such as an LSI chip to a substrate, its production method and an electronic device using the former. The present invention is particularly useful for connecting electrically a plurality of chips, for which an absorption function of the difference of thermal expansion in a horizontal direction and capability of displacement in a vertical direction are requisite, to a substrate. Moreover, the connecting structure of the present invention can simplify the fabrication process, has high reliability and can be applied to high performance electronic appliances and apparatuses such as electronic computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanobu Noro, Kunio Matsumoto, Muneo Oshima, Naoya Kanda, Suguru Sakaguchi, Akira Murata
  • Patent number: 4977902
    Abstract: A supersonic hyperthermia treating method comprises the steps of inserting a heat generating member having a high attenuation for supersonic waves into a diseased part in a body and leaving it there, then transmitting supersonic waves generated outside of the body from a supersonic wave generator for heating the heat generating member to hyperthermically treat the diseased part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naomi Sekino, Shuichi Takayama, Takashi Tsukaya, Masakazu Gotanda, Tetsumaru Kubota, Naoki Uchiyama, Koichiro Ishihara, Kuniaki Kami, Akira Murata, Masaaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4955366
    Abstract: A ultrasonic therapeutical apparatus comprises a plurality of ultrasonic vibrators which are disposed in a plurality of concentric circular rows and defining a ultrasonic shock wave generator. The apparatus also includes control means for independently controlling the frequency and the phase with which the ultrasonic vibrators in the respective raws are driven as well as the output levels thereof, thereby allowing only a positive pressure of the resultant ultrasonic wave to be increased while suppressing a negative pressure thereof to eliminate a cavitation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Uchiyama, Syuichi Takayama, Masakazu Gotanda, Tetsumaru Kubota, Takashi Tsukaya, Kouichiro Ishihara, Kuniaki Kami, Naomi Sekino, Akira Murata, Masaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4936307
    Abstract: In a probe for observing an ultrasonic image, which obtains the ultrasonic image of an object to be observed such as a body cavity by means of an ultrasonic transmitting and receiving means, a mechanical scanning operation of the ultrasonic transmitting and receiving means is performed by an ultrasonic driving means, and thus it is possible to obtain a good diagnosis image with no distortion and no flicker because noises of the driving means can be reduced.Therefore, an ultrasonic endoscope system and an ultrasonic video endoscope system etc. which utilize the probe mentioned above can display a good ultrasonic image and a good optical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitake Saito, Tatsuo Nagasaki, Takashi Tsukaya, Tsuguhisa Sasai, Akira Hasegawa, Takeaki Nakamura, Koichi Matsui, Akira Murata, Hiroki Hibino, Yutaka Ohshima, Koji Yamaya, Michio Sato, Akira Suzuki, Koji Kambara, Masaaki Hayashi, Hideo Adachi, Hideo Tomabechi
  • Patent number: 4857949
    Abstract: A device for venting fumes given off by an automatic developing system which includes a developing tank, a fixing tank and a cleansing tank. The device includes a cover for airtight placement over the system and a suction case provided on the inner surface of the cover. The suction case has pores directed toward the developing tank and the fixing tank. Fumes in the system are collected, under suction, through the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Masuda, Takashi Yagi, Akira Murata