Patents by Inventor Atsushi Murakami

Atsushi 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).

  • Publication number: 20200377324
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a stacking member having a separation unit and an opening portion disposed upstream from the separation unit, a feeding member, and a moving device that includes a slope portion having a slope along which sheets are guided toward the separation unit. The moving device moves the stacking member between a first position where the feeding member and sheets stacked on the stacking member are in contact with each other, and a second position where the feeding member and the sheets are not in contact with each other. When the stacking member is at the first position, the slope portion is disposed at a position lower than the separation unit in a vertical direction. When the stacking member is at the second position, the slope portion is disposed to protrude via the opening portion to be higher than a stacking surface of the stacking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Jumpei Nitta, Tatsuo Nishiyama, Atsushi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20200339206
    Abstract: A tank made of resin capable of enhancing freedom of a tank shape and improving an ease of installation in a vehicle body. The tank, made of resin is provided with a tubular projection projecting to an inside and, an outside of a wall surface of a tank body that has a barrier layer, and an end edge part of the barrier layer is molded integrally with an outer peripheral resin part of the tubular projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke Tabuchi, Ko Kurata, Atsushi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20200282934
    Abstract: A vehicle airbag device includes: an inflator configured to generate gas when a first squib and a second squib are fired, respectively; an airbag including a main bag portion configured to inflate and deploy between an occupant seated in a passenger seat and an instrument panel and between the occupant and a windshield when the gas generated by the inflator is supplied into the airbag, and a center bag portion configured to project between the passenger seat and a driver seat from the main bag portion; and a controlling portion configured to control the inflator such that, when a head-on collision occurs, the second squib is fired after the first squib is fired, and when an oblique collision occurs, the second squib is fired after the first squib is fired and at a timing earlier than that when the head-on collision occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hirao, Yasuaki Kosugi, Atsushi Murakami, Ikuo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200276900
    Abstract: A tank made of resin provided with a barrier layer, which prevents the barrier layer from rolling up and has improved d urability. In a tank made of resin that includes a barrier layer provided on an inner surface of a tank body made of resin, an opening part is provided in the barrier layer, a thick part projecting toward an inside or an outside of the tank body is provided in a resin layer at an outer peripheral part of the opening part, and the barrier layer and a casting flange part at a base of an oil filling port tubular part are molded with the resin of the tank body in a state in which the casting flange part is located at the thick part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke Tabuchi, Ko Kurata, Atsushi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10737569
    Abstract: A resin-made fuel tank includes: a resin-made fuel tank main body provided by joining an upper half and a lower half; a barrier sheet layer that is provided on an inner surface of the fuel tank main body and that reduces permeation of a fuel from the fuel tank main body; and a front mounting stay and rear mounting stays for mounting the fuel tank main body to a vehicle body. The front mounting stay and the rear mounting stays are provided on the fuel tank main body at positions vertically spaced from an upper joint surface and a lower joint surface at which the upper half and the lower half re joined to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tabuchi, Tomoyuki Matsumura, Yuki Mizukura, Tasuku Yamaguchi, Ko Kurata, Hikaru Yokomura, Keigo Mine, Atsushi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20200220195
    Abstract: A first battery including an electrolyte solution is prepared. The first battery has air bubbles between electrodes. Vibration is applied to the first battery, and thereby a second battery is produced. The vibration has a frequency ranging from 25 Hz to 45 Hz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10662010
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a sheet stacking unit to stack a plurality of sheets, a feeding unit to feed sheets stacked on the sheet stacking unit, a separation unit, and a moving unit provided with at least a first moving member and a second moving member. The separation unit contacts the sheets fed by the feeding unit and separates a sheet from the sheets. The moving unit contacts the first and the second moving members to move a sheet contacting the first and the second moving members to an upstream side in a feeding direction. A leading edge of the sheet is positioned between the separation unit and the feeding unit. When pressed by the sheet, the first and the second moving members are configured to thrust-move independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Tomoya Tateishi
  • Patent number: 10538097
    Abstract: An ejection device includes: ejection portions that eject liquids; supply portions that supply the liquids to the ejection portions respectively; a common pressure applying mechanism that applies pressure onto the liquids at the supply portions; and a pressure difference generating mechanism that generates a relative pressure difference between the ejection portions for the liquids to be supplied from the supply portions to the ejection portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Masashi Hiratsuka, Masaki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10407260
    Abstract: A cut-out is provided in a lower guide so as to permit a return claw to move between a retracted position and a protruded position. Furthermore, an upper surface of the return claw positioned in the protruded position functions as a guide portion that guides an underside of a sheet that has been manually fed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Daisuke Aoki, Yu Shuhama
  • Publication number: 20190248147
    Abstract: An ejection device includes: ejection portions that eject liquids; supply portions that supply the liquids to the ejection portions respectively; a common pressure applying mechanism that applies pressure onto the liquids at the supply portions; and a pressure difference generating mechanism that generates a relative pressure difference between the ejection portions for the liquids to be supplied from the supply portions to the ejection portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Masashi Hiratsuka, Masaki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10345334
    Abstract: An electronic arrangement in a motor vehicle, in which at least one sensor is connected to a first electronic control unit by a current interface for transmitting signals and/or for supplying power. A connection of the current interface to at least one supply potential is provided via a second electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Christian Östreich, Atsushi Murakami, Michael Kutzner, Holger Wahl
  • Publication number: 20190193964
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a sheet stacking unit to stack a plurality of sheets, a feeding unit to feed sheets stacked on the sheet stacking unit, a separation unit, and a moving unit provided with at least a first moving member and a second moving member. The separation unit contacts the sheets fed by the feeding unit and separates a sheet from the sheets. The moving unit contacts the first and the second moving members to move a sheet contacting the first and the second moving members to an upstream side in a feeding direction. A leading edge of the sheet is positioned between the separation unit and the feeding unit. When pressed by the sheet, the first and the second moving members are configured to thrust-move independently of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Tomoya Tateishi
  • Publication number: 20190092161
    Abstract: A resin-made fuel tank includes: a resin-made fuel tank main body provided by joining an upper half and a lower half; a barrier sheet layer that is provided on an inner surface of the fuel tank main body and that reduces permeation of a fuel from the fuel tank main body; and a front mounting stay and rear mounting stays for mounting the fuel tank main body to a vehicle body. The front mounting stay and the rear mounting stays are provided on the fuel tank main body at positions vertically spaced from an upper joint surface and a lower joint surface at which the upper half and the lower half re joined to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Daisuke Tabuchi, Tomoyuki Matsumura, Yuki Mizukura, Tasuku Yamaguchi, Ko Kurata, Hikaru Yokomura, Keigo Mine, Atsushi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20180186586
    Abstract: A cut-out is provided in a lower guide so as to permit a return claw to move between a retracted position and a protruded position. Furthermore, an upper surface of the return claw positioned in the protruded position functions as a guide portion that guides an underside of a sheet that has been manually fed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Daisuke Aoki, Yu Shuhama
  • Publication number: 20180128852
    Abstract: An electronic arrangement in a motor vehicle, in which at least one sensor is connected to a first electronic control unit by a current interface for transmitting signals and/or for supplying power. A connection of the current interface to at least one supply potential is provided via a second electronic control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Holger Wahl, Christian Östreich, Michael Kutzner, Atsushi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9938097
    Abstract: A cut-out is provided in a lower guide so as to permit a return claw to move between a retracted position and a protruded position. Furthermore, an upper surface of the return claw positioned in the protruded position functions as a guide portion that guides an underside of a sheet that has been manually fed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Daisuke Aoki, Yu Shuhama
  • Patent number: 9937463
    Abstract: Provided is a gas separation apparatus advantageous in suppression of increase in pressure loss and achievement of reduced size and weight, thereby reducing costs. The gas separation apparatus causes an absorbent to flow down along the surface of a packing arranged in a treatment chamber, and supplies to the treatment chamber a gas to be treated which contains a target gas component, and then causes the gas to be treated and the absorbent flowing down along the surface of the packing to come into gas-liquid contact. Thus the target gas component contained in the gas to be treated is absorbed into the absorbent and separated or recovered from the gas to be treated. The packing has at least one packing unit configured by a plurality of expanded metal plates standing vertically and being aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: JIan Huang, Shinsuke Matsuno, Atsushi Murakami, Yoshiyuki Iso, Mariko Katou, Kenji Takano, Naoki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9815018
    Abstract: The gas separation device separates or captures a target gas component from a gas to be processed by: causing an absorbing liquid to flow down on a surface of a packing disposed inside a processing tank while supplying the gas to be processed containing the target gas component into the processing tank; bringing the absorbing liquid flowing down on the surface of the packing and the gas to be processed into gas-liquid contact; and thereby causing the absorbing liquid to absorb the target gas component contained in the gas to be processed. The packing includes at least one packing unit formed from multiple expanded metal plates, which are disposed vertically and arranged in parallel. Each expanded metal plate includes strands forming the openings which are arranged like stairs. Each strand is inclined to the vertical direction at an angle in a range from 48° to 73°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Huang, Yoshiyuki Iso, Mariko Katou, Shinsuke Matsuno, Kenji Takano, Naoki Fujiwara, Atsushi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9643412
    Abstract: An ejection apparatus is provided with a plurality of ejection units, a controller that controls a temperature of a liquid, and a supply mechanism that includes a plurality of supply units. The plurality of supply units flow the liquid in a predetermined flow direction. Respective portion of the plurality of supply units in the flow direction are connected to the ejection units to supply the liquid to the ejection units. A downstream side portion of one of the supply units in the flow direction is connected to another one of supply units via a heat transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihisa Takemoto, Atsushi Murakami, Manabu Numata, Hiroshi Ikeda, Susumu Hirakata
  • Publication number: 20160355358
    Abstract: A cut-out is provided in a lower guide so as to permit a return claw to move between a retracted position and a protruded position. Furthermore, an upper surface of the return claw positioned in the protruded position functions as a guide portion that guides an underside of a sheet that has been manually fed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Daisuke Aoki, Yu Shuhama