Patents by Inventor Fumiki Goto

Fumiki Goto 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: 20210043487
    Abstract: A stocker is disposed above a processing device and includes: a plurality of shelves provided in multiple stages in an up-down direction, to place articles thereon; and a crane to place an article on the shelves or take out an article placed on the shelves. The shelves include: a carry-in/out port used for an overhead transport vehicle to place an article thereon; and storage shelves used for the crane to place an article thereon. The carry-in/out port has a vertical dimension that allows a grip of the overhead transport vehicle to place the article from above. More storage shelves are provided than the carry-in/out port and are provided to have a smaller vertical dimension than that of the carry-in/out port. The crane places an article on the carry-in/out port onto the storage shelves or place an article on the storage shelves onto the carry-in/out port by a transfer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Fumiki Goto
  • Patent number: 10889438
    Abstract: A stocker includes a wall that separates inside and outside of the stocker, a storage area on an inner side of the wall to store articles, a duct on a wall side of the storage area and extending in a vertical direction, an inlet at an upper end of the duct to introduce air flowing downward into the duct, a flow regulator to regulate an airflow between an upper side and a lower side of the duct, blowout openings on a storage area side of the duct to blow out air to the storage area, and a fan on a lower side of the flow regulator of the duct to draw in outside air and introduce the outside air into the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Kusama, Fumiki Goto
  • Publication number: 20190375587
    Abstract: A stocker includes a wall that separates inside and outside of the stocker, a storage area on an inner side of the wall to store articles, a duct on a wall side of the storage area and extending in a vertical direction, an inlet at an upper end of the duct to introduce air flowing downward into the duct, a flow regulator to regulate an airflow between an upper side and a lower side of the duct, blowout openings on a storage area side of the duct to blow out air to the storage area, and a fan on a lower side of the flow regulator of the duct to draw in outside air and introduce the outside air into the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yu KUSAMA, Fumiki GOTO
  • Patent number: 8240346
    Abstract: A purge apparatus is provided which can purge with clean gas even in a case where an in-use state is selected after a long period of a non-use state. The purge apparatus includes a nozzle which is connectable to a container and through which gas passes, a detection unit which detects a connection state between the container and the nozzle, and a flow rate adjustment unit which allows the gas to flow at a first flow rate when the container and the nozzle are in a connected state, and allows the gas to flow at a second flow rate, which is lower than the first flow rate, when the container and the nozzle are in a disconnected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiki Goto, Naruto Adachi
  • Publication number: 20100000625
    Abstract: A purge apparatus is provided which can purge with clean gas even in the case where an in-use state is made after a long period of a non-use state. The purge apparatus includes a nozzle which is connected to a container and through which gas passes, a detection unit which detects a connection state between the container and the nozzle, and a flow rate adjustment unit which allows the gas to flow at a first flow rate when the container and the nozzle is in a connected state is detected, and allows the gas to flow at a second flow rate which is lower than the first flow rate, when the container and the nozzle are in a disconnected state is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Fumiki Goto, Naruto Adachi
  • Patent number: 7191874
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carrying apparatus that prevents an elevating motor and the like from projecting from a stacker crane to hinder the stacker crane from interfering with walls of an automatic warehouse. A traveling vehicle 2 of a stacker crane comprises traveling driving means 20, 20 for wheels 9, and elevation driving means 35 for elevating and lowering a platform 4. Both driving means 20, 35 are arranged so that a longitudinal direction of both driving means 20, 35 is almost parallel with a direction in which the traveling vehicle 2 runs. The traveling vehicle 2 comprises a pair of frames 17, 17 spaced at a predetermined distance from each other and a plurality of connecting members that connect both frames 17, 17 together. Both driving means 20, 35 are arranged outside the respective frames 17. Wheels 9, 9 are arranged in the front and rear, respectively, of the traveling vehicle 2. The traveling driving means 20 is connected to each wheel 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akito Tai, Yuji Imamura, Fumiki Goto
  • Publication number: 20040042887
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carrying apparatus that prevents an elevating motor and the like from projecting from a stacker crane to hinder the stacker crane from interfering with walls of an automatic warehouse. A traveling vehicle 2 of a stacker crane comprises traveling driving means 20, 20 for wheels 9, and elevation driving means 35 for elevating and lowering a platform 4. Both driving means 20, 35 are arranged so that a longitudinal direction of both driving means 20, 35 is almost parallel with a direction in which the traveling vehicle 2 runs. The traveling vehicle 2 comprises a pair of frames 17, 17 spaced at a predetermined distance from each other and a plurality of connecting members that connect both frames 17, 17 together. Both driving means 20, 35 are arranged outside the respective frames 17. Wheels 9, 9 are arranged in the front and rear, respectively, of the traveling vehicle 2. The traveling driving means 20 is connected to each wheel 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: MURATA KIKAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akito Tai, Yuji Imamura, Fumiki Goto