Patents by Inventor Hideki Murata

Hideki 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: 10831113
    Abstract: A stage mechanism includes a wedge with an inclined surface having a predetermined angle with respect to a horizontal direction, a roller relatively rolling on the inclined surface of the wedge by relative horizontal movement of the wedge, a fine movement mechanism supporting the roller, going up and down in accordance with up and down movement of the roller which relatively rolls on the inclined surfaces by the relative horizontal movement of the wedge, and capable of going up and down more finely than the up and down movement of the roller, a table supported by the fine movement mechanism, and an elastic body connected to the table, restraining horizontal movement of the table, and applying an elastic force, in at least one of upward and downward directions, to the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Ito, Takahiro Murata, Toshikatsu Akiba
  • Patent number: 10829862
    Abstract: In a tin-plated product wherein a surface of a substrate 10 of copper or a copper alloy is plated with tin, an underlying layer 12 of at least one of nickel and a copper-nickel alloy is formed on the surface of the substrate 10, and an outermost layer formed on the surface of the underlying layer 12 is composed of a copper-tin alloy layer 14 and tin layers 16, the copper-tin alloy 14 being formed of a large number of crystal grains of a copper-tin alloy, each of the tin layers 16 being arranged in a corresponding one of recessed portions, each of which is formed between adjacent crystal grains of the large number of crystal grains of the copper-tin alloy, the adjacent crystal grains being adjacent to each other on the outermost surface of the outer most layer, the area ratio occupied by the tin layers 16 on the outermost surface being 20 to 80%, and the maximum thickness of the tin layers 16 being smaller than the average particle diameter of the crystal grains of the copper-tin alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: DOWA METALTECH CO., LTD., YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsunori Murata, Hirotaka Kotani, Hideki Endo, Akira Sugawara, Yuta Sonoda, Tetsuo Kato, Hideki Ohsumi, Jyun Toyoizumi
  • Publication number: 20200341389
    Abstract: A stage mechanism includes a wedge with an inclined surface having a predetermined angle with respect to a horizontal direction, a roller relatively rolling on the inclined surface of the wedge by relative horizontal movement of the wedge, a fine movement mechanism supporting the roller, going up and down in accordance with up and down movement of the roller which relatively rolls on the inclined surfaces by the relative horizontal movement of the wedge, and capable of going up and down more finely than the up and down movement of the roller, a table supported by the fine movement mechanism, and an elastic body connected to the table, restraining horizontal movement of the table, and applying an elastic force, in at least one of upward and downward directions, to the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki ITO, Takahiro MURATA, Toshikatsu AKIBA
  • Patent number: 10796031
    Abstract: An industrial plant module-based engineering method includes the following processes. The process is for duplicating a source engineering template having one or more source child templates to create a duplicated engineering template having one or more duplicated child templates, without duplicating any instances. The process is for selecting at least one child instance instantiated from the source engineering template and having an original link to the source engineering template. The process is for changing the original link into a new link between the selected at least one child instance and the duplicated engineering template. The selected at least one child instance has the new link to the duplicated engineering template and is free of the original link to the source engineering template, and wherein unselected one or more child instances remain to have the original link to the source engineering template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Murata, Mark Anthony De Castro Cu-Unjieng, Naing Oo Lin, Archie Sambitan Orido, Efendi Supiman, Thin Sapal Yu, Janet Tria
  • Publication number: 20200302024
    Abstract: An industrial plant module-based engineering method includes the following processes. The process is for duplicating a source engineering template having one or more source child templates to create a duplicated engineering template having one or more duplicated child templates, without duplicating any instances. The process is for selecting at least one child instance instantiated from the source engineering template and having an original link to the source engineering template. The process is for changing the original link into a new link between the selected at least one child instance and the duplicated engineering template. The selected at least one child instance has the new link to the duplicated engineering template and is free of the original link to the source engineering template, and wherein unselected one or more child instances remain to have the original link to the source engineering template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Murata, Mark Anthony De Castro Cu-Unjieng, Naing Oo Lin, Archie Sambitan Orido, Efendi Supiman, Thin Sapal Yu, Janet Tria
  • Patent number: 10769041
    Abstract: Each information processing apparatus judges a busy flag of a first port thereof based on a result of comparison of a busy level of the first port and a busy level of a second port of another information processing apparatus. A monitoring apparatus determines from among the information processing apparatuses, a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus, based on the results of judgment by the information processing apparatuses. An L2 switch changes to the second information processing apparatus, a destination of a frame whose destination is the first information processing apparatus and changes to the first information processing apparatus, a transmission source of the frame whose transmission source is the second information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanori Takaoka, Naoyoshi Toshine, Yuya Ikuta, Junichi Murakami, Hideki Nagatomo, Sei Murata, Akihide Otawa
  • Patent number: 10754667
    Abstract: An industrial plant module-based engineering system includes a group module library navigator that contains: a plurality of group class modules and a respective plurality of child class modules under an associated group class module of the plurality of group class modules. A group module instantiation engine is configured to instantiate the group class module with reflecting a hierarchy of the group class modules to generate, in an application structure navigator, a group application module (group APM) and a hierarchy of the group application module (group APM) from the group class module, and to instantiate the child class module to generate, in the application structure navigator, a child application module (child APM) from the child class module. The group module update engine is configured to update the allocation of each group class module and a respective topology of the complex loops of each group class module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Anthony De Castro Cu-Unjieng, Isao Hirooka, Hideki Murata, Naing Oo Lin, Archie Sambitan Orido, Takeshi Mori, Wilfred Woon Yew Teo, Ying Tzu Huang, Daisuke Yasunami
  • Patent number: 10755738
    Abstract: The present invention provides: an aluminum alloy substrate for magnetic discs with excellent plating surface smoothness; a manufacturing method therefor; and a magnetic disc using said aluminum alloy substrate for magnetic discs. The present invention is an aluminum alloy substrate for magnetic discs, a manufacturing method therefor, and a magnetic disc using said aluminum alloy substrate for magnetic discs, the aluminum alloy substrate being characterized in being obtained from an aluminum alloy containing Mg: 2.0-8.0 mass % (“%” below), Be: 0.00001-0.00200%, Cu: 0.003-0.150%, Zn: 0.05-0.60%, Cr: 0.010-0.300%, Si: 0.060% or less, Fe: 0.060% or less, the balance being obtained from Al and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: UACJ Corporation, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kotaro Kitawaki, Takuya Murata, Akira Hibino, Naoki Kitamura, Masanobu Onishi, Hideki Takahashi, Satoshi Yamazaki, Sadayuki Toda
  • Patent number: 10741049
    Abstract: An elevator motion alert system for alerting a mechanic working inside a hoistway comprises a self-power-generating car beacon mounted on an elevator car, a self-power-generating counterweight beacon mounted on a counterweight, and a mobile device carried by the mechanic for receiving signals transmitted from the car beacon and the counterweight beacon and for providing an alert to the mechanic whenever the elevator car or the counterweight is approaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kato, Hideki Miyazawa, Jiro Murata
  • Patent number: 10719335
    Abstract: An industrial plant module-based engineering system includes a group module library navigator that contains: a plurality of group class modules and a respective plurality of child class modules under an associated group class module of the plurality of group class modules. A group module instantiation engine is configured to instantiate the group class module with reflecting a hierarchy of the group class modules to generate, in an application structure navigator, a group application module (group APM) and a hierarchy of the group application module (group APM) from the group class module, and to instantiate the child class module to generate, in the application structure navigator, a child application module (child APM) from the child class module. The group module update engine is configured to update the allocation of each group class module and a respective topology of the complex loops of each group class module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Yokohawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Anthony De Castro Cu-Unjieng, Isao Hirooka, Hideki Murata, Naing Oo Lin, Archie Sambitan Orido, Takeshi Mori, Wilfred Woon Yew Teo, Ying Tzu Huang, Daisuke Yasunami
  • Publication number: 20200180386
    Abstract: In a stabilizer device, a stabilizer bar having both ends connected to right and left wheel holding portions is supported at a pair of right and left supported portions of the stabilizer bar by a vehicle body via a pair of cylinders that can be extended and retracted based on vertical movement of wheels. The stabilizer device includes two communication passages, each of which allows one of two liquid chambers of one of the pair of cylinders and the other of two liquid chambers of the other cylinder to communicate with each other. The stabilizer device further includes an inter-passage communication passage that allows the two communication passages to communicate with each other, and an on-off valve that is opened and closed to open and close the inter-passage communication passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Tabata, Ryo Masutani, Kazuyuki Murata, Masashi Yamamoto, Hideki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10647198
    Abstract: A four-wheel drive vehicle is disclosed, which includes an engine, a rear propeller shaft, a rear differential gear, a transfer mechanism, a front propeller shaft, and a front differential gear. The front propeller shaft is arranged so as to pass through a vicinity of an outside of a room of a pedal working space of a driver's seat and extend toward a front part of the vehicle. In such a four-wheel drive vehicle, the gear ratio of the front differential gear may be RF, the final gear ratio of the rear differential gear may be RR, the transmission ratio of the transfer mechanism may be RT, and the relationships RF<RR and RT>1 may be satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Mito, Hideki Murata
  • Patent number: 10641156
    Abstract: An exhaust pipe structure includes an exhaust pipe, a branching portion including an inflow port, a first flow path, a second flow path, a first discharge port, and a second discharge port, a first muffler, a first pipe, a second muffler, and a second pipe. The second flow path is lower in position in an up-down direction of a vehicle than the first flow path at a downstream side part of the second flow path including at least a portion of the second discharge port. The second pipe is lower in position in the up-down direction of the vehicle at an upstream side part connected to the second discharge port than an upstream side part of the first pipe connected to the first discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Koda, Toshio Murata, Shunsuke Niitani, Chikara Okawa, Hideki Fukushima, Takeyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 10636947
    Abstract: Provided is a wavelength conversion member that can be adjusted in chromaticity with high accuracy and a production method therefor. A wavelength conversion member 1 having a first principal surface 1a and a second principal surface 1b opposed to each other includes a glass matrix 2 and phosphor particles 3 disposed in the glass matrix 2, wherein concentrations of the phosphor particles 3 in the first principal surface 1a and in the second principal surface 1b are lower than concentrations of the phosphor particles 3 in surface layer bottom planes 1c and 1d located 20 ?m inward from the first principal surface 1a and 20 ?m inward from the second principal surface 1b, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimizu, Hideki Asano, Takashi Murata
  • Patent number: 10620615
    Abstract: An engineering tool coordination device includes a first tool interface configured to acquire first data having a first data format usable to an engineering tool, a data converter configured to convert the first data into second data usable to the control program, the second data having a second data format, a program provider configured to provide the second data to the control program, a second tool interface configured to acquire a first test request having a first test request format from the engineering tool, a test converter configured to convert the first test request into a second test request executable in the control program, the second test request having a second test request format, and a test manager configured to cause to execute an operation test program in the control program and to operate an operation test using the second data on a basis of the second test request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Murata
  • Publication number: 20200072212
    Abstract: A compressor includes a sealed container, a compression element installed inside the sealed container and configured to compress refrigerant, a motor element installed inside the sealed container as a drive source of the compression element, and a pressure switch installed inside the sealed container and configured to open a normally closed contact when pressure inside the sealed container reaches or exceeds a first set pressure, where the pressure switch is connected to all of connection parts of windings forming a part of the motor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kanichiro SUGIURA, Shinichi TAKAHASHI, Hiroshi MURATA, Hideki OKUMURA, Takehiko OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20190362919
    Abstract: A pressure switch includes an airtight metallic pressure vessel. A contact mechanism is normally in a closed state and assumes an open state when a pressing force acts thereon. An airtight terminal, provided through an end surface section of the pressure vessel, is connected to the contact mechanism. A metallic first diaphragm is secured to a surface section at one end of the pressure vessel, is moved by a first moving pressure, and is reset by a reset pressure that is lower than the first moving pressure. A first plunger causes the contact mechanism to switch the open state. A metallic second diaphragm is secured to pressure vessel, is moved by a second moving pressure that is higher than the first moving pressure, and is not reset under at least an atmospheric pressure. A second plunger causes the contact mechanism to switch to the open state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi MURATA, Hideki OKUMURA, Takehiko OKUMURA, Kanichiro SUGIURA, Shinichi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10468560
    Abstract: Provided is a wavelength conversion member that is less likely to cause deformation or breakage due to thermal expansion and has an excellent light extraction efficiency. A wavelength conversion member 1 that converts a wavelength of excitation light 11 emitted from a light source includes: a container 2 having a frame-shaped sidewall 4; a phosphor layer 6 disposed in the container 2 and containing a resin and a phosphor; a cover member 5 disposed over the sidewall 4 of the container 2 and sealing an interior of the container 2; and a sealing material layer 9 disposed between the sidewall 4 of the container 2 and the cover member 5, wherein the phosphor layer 6 and the cover member 5 are in close contact with each other, and a cavity 10 surrounded by the phosphor layer 6, the cover member 5, and the sealing material layer 9 is provided over the sidewall 4 of the container 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Nishimiya, Hideki Asano, Takashi Murata
  • Publication number: 20190309911
    Abstract: Provided is a wavelength conversion member that can be adjusted in chromaticity readily and with high accuracy and a production method for the wavelength conversion member. A wavelength conversion member 1 having a first principal surface 1a and a second principal surface 1b opposed to each other includes a glass matrix 2 and phosphor particles 3 disposed in the glass matrix 2, wherein a concentration of the phosphor particles 3 in the first principal surface 1a is higher than a concentration of the phosphor particles 3 in a portion 20 ?m inward from the first principal surface 1a, a concentration of the phosphor particles 3 in the second principal surface 1b is lower than a concentration of the phosphor particles 3 in a portion 20 ?m inward from the second principal surface 1b, and the concentration of the phosphor particles 3 in the first principal surface 1a is higher than the concentration of the phosphor particles 3 in the second principal surface 1b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SHIMIZU, Hideki ASANO, Takashi MURATA
  • Publication number: 20190305191
    Abstract: Provided is a wavelength conversion member that can be adjusted in chromaticity with high accuracy and a production method therefor. A wavelength conversion member 1 having a first principal surface 1a and a second principal surface 1b opposed to each other includes a glass matrix 2 and phosphor particles 3 disposed in the glass matrix 2, wherein concentrations of the phosphor particles 3 in the first principal surface 1a and in the second principal surface 1b are lower than concentrations of the phosphor particles 3 in surface layer bottom planes 1c and 1d located 20 ?m inward from the first principal surface 1a and 20 ?m inward from the second principal surface 1b, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SHIMIZU, Hideki ASANO, Takashi MURATA