Patents by Inventor Ikuma Murokita

Ikuma Murokita 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: 20220326003
    Abstract: An encoder includes: an optical module that detects angular position information indicating an angular position of a rotating disk within one rotation thereof; a magnetic detecting unit that detects multi-rotation information indicating the number of rotations of the disk; a battery that supplies a power to the magnetic detecting unit when an external power is not supplied to the encoder; and a connector that connects connection terminals of the battery to a substrate to which at least one of the optical module and the magnetic detecting unit is connected, via solders in contact with the connection terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ryo INOUE, Ikuma MUROKITA, Kenichi SADAKANE, Masanobu HARADA, Yuji ARINAGA, Yasuhiro MATSUTANI
  • Patent number: 9843241
    Abstract: A motor according to an embodiment includes a motor body, a rotating body, and a magnetic field sensor. The motor body rotates a shaft about the axis line thereof. The rotating body includes a permanent magnet and rotates along with the rotation of the shaft. The magnetic field sensor includes a magnet body having a large Barkhausen effect with the long direction thereof serving as the easy magnetization direction and is positioned to face the permanent magnet when the rotational position of the rotating body is at a given rotational position. The easy magnetization direction of the magnetic body is in a direction along a plane orthogonal to the rotation center line of the rotating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Shirou Yoshidomi, Ikuma Murokita
  • Patent number: 9625283
    Abstract: An encoder includes a track having optical effecters arranged to have an absolute pattern in a measurement direction, a light source configured to emit diffusion light to the track, and a light receiving array configured to have light receiving elements arranged in the measurement direction and to receive light reflected or transmitted by the track. The light receiving elements fall within an area which is positioned corresponding to an area between the optical effecters and to which the light reflected by the track dose not reach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Matsutani, Shiro Yoshidomi, Hiroshi Takada, Yuji Arinaga, Ikuma Murokita, Masanobu Harada, Hiroki Kondo
  • Patent number: 9562794
    Abstract: An encoder includes a plurality of slit tracks, a point light source, a first light-receiving array, a second light-receiving array, and a third light-receiving array. The plurality of slit tracks respectively comprises a plurality of reflection slits arranged along a measurement direction. The point light source is configured to emit diffusion light to the plurality of slit tracks. The first light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern. The second light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern longer in pitch than other incremental patterns. The third light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an absolute pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Matsutani, Shiro Yoshidomi, Hiroshi Takada, Yuji Arinaga, Ikuma Murokita, Masanobu Harada, Hiroki Kondo
  • Patent number: 9436166
    Abstract: An encoder includes a plurality of slit tracks, a point light source, a first to third light-receiving arrays. The plurality of slit tracks respectively comprises a plurality of reflection slits. The point light source emits diffusion light to the plurality of slit tracks. The first light-receiving array receives light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern. The second light-receiving array receives light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern longer in pitch than other incremental patterns, and is disposed at a position on a side of a direction where the point light source is disposed, than the first light-receiving array, The third light-receiving array receives light reflected by the slit track comprising an absolute pattern, and is disposed at a position on a side of a direction where the point light source is disposed, than the first light-receiving array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Matsutani, Shiro Yoshidomi, Hiroshi Takada, Yuji Arinaga, Ikuma Murokita, Masanobu Harada, Hiroki Kondo
  • Patent number: 9423279
    Abstract: An optical module includes: a light source configured to emit diffusion light to tracks; one light receiving array and another light receiving array which are arranged across the light source in a width direction substantially vertical to the measurement direction; a light receiving array arranged between the one light receiving array and the light source, and configured to receive light which is reflected at the tracks having a first incremental pattern; and a light receiving array arranged between the another first light receiving array and the light source, and configured to receive light which is reflected at the tracks having a second incremental pattern which pitch is longer than a pitch of the first incremental pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Matsutani, Shiro Yoshidomi, Hiroshi Takada, Yuji Arinaga, Ikuma Murokita, Masanobu Harada, Hiroki Kondo
  • Publication number: 20160178407
    Abstract: An encoder includes an absolute pattern, a light source, and a plurality of light reception elements. The absolute pattern is disposed in a measurement direction. The light source is configured to emit light to the absolute pattern. The plurality of light reception elements are arranged in the measurement direction and are configured to receive the light emitted from the light source and transmitted through or reflected by the absolute pattern. The plurality of light reception elements include a first light reception element having a shape asymmetrical in the measurement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro MATSUTANI, Hiroki KONDO, Ikuma MUROKITA, Masanobu HARADA, Jiro MURAOKA
  • Publication number: 20160164383
    Abstract: An encoder includes an absolute pattern, a light source, and a plurality of light reception elements. The absolute pattern is disposed in a measurement direction. The light source is configured to emit light to the absolute pattern. The plurality of light reception elements are arranged in the measurement direction and configured to receive the light emitted from the light source and transmitted through or reflected by the absolute pattern. The plurality of light reception elements include at least one first light reception element having an edge in the measurement direction. The edge is inclined relative to a width direction perpendicular to the measurement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Hiroshi TAKADA, Yuji ARINAGA, Shiro YOSHIDOMI, Ikuma MUROKITA, Koji UEMURA, Jiro MURAOKA
  • Patent number: 9335185
    Abstract: The encoder includes a plurality of slit tracks, a point light source, two first light-receiving arrays, two second light-receiving arrays, and a third light-receiving array. The plurality of slit tracks respectively comprises a plurality of reflection slits arranged along a measurement direction. The point light source is configured to emit diffusion light to the plurality of slit tracks. The two first light-receiving arrays are disposed sandwiching the point light source in a width direction substantially orthogonal to the measurement direction. The two second light-receiving arrays are disposed sandwiching the point light source in the measurement direction. The third light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern that differs in pitch from other incremental patterns, and is disposed at a position in a direction where the first light-receiving array is disposed than the point light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Matsutani, Shiro Yoshidomi, Hiroshi Takada, Yuji Arinaga, Ikuma Murokita, Masanobu Harada, Hiroki Kondo
  • Patent number: 9281729
    Abstract: A rotation detector provided in a motor unit according to an embodiment includes a first support and a second support, a pair of magnetic field generator, at least one magnetic field detector, and a first magnetic member and a second magnetic member. The pair of magnetic field generator is provided on the first support in a manner facing the second support, and has opposite polarities. The magnetic field detector is formed by winding a coil around a magnetic element whose magnetized direction changes in the longitudinal direction, and is provided on the second support in such a manner that a longitudinal-direction side of the magnetic element faces the first support. Each of the first magnetic member and the second magnetic member is made of a magnetic material, and covers a longitudinal-direction end of the magnetic field detector facing the first support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Shiro Yoshidomi, Ikuma Murokita, Yuji Arinaga, Yasushi Yoshida, Jiro Muraoka, Shoji Oyama
  • Publication number: 20150354992
    Abstract: An encoder includes a disc coupled to a rotating body and having first tracks and one or more second tracks, a light source which emits light to the first and second tracks, first arrays positioned mutually offset in width direction of the disc perpendicular to measurement direction of the first and second tracks such that the first arrays receive light reflected or transmitted by the first tracks and output first signals, two second arrays positioned to receive light reflected or transmitted by the second track such that the second arrays output two second signals having mutually different phases, and a device which generates position data of the body based on one or more first signals and one of the second signals selected based on the first signals. Each first track has an incremental pattern along the measurement direction, and the second track has an absolute pattern along the measurement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Ikuma MUROKITA, Yasushi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20150292918
    Abstract: An encoder includes a disk on a rotor. First slit tracks each include slits in an incremental pattern in a measurement direction. A second slit track includes slits in an absolute pattern in the measurement direction. A light source emits light to the first and second slit tracks. First light reception arrays are offset from each other in a width direction perpendicular to the measurement direction. The first light reception arrays receive light reflected by the first slit tracks to output first light reception signals. The second light reception arrays receive light reflected by the second slit track to output second light reception signals. A selector selects one of the second light reception signals based on the first light reception signals. A position data generator generates position data of the rotor based on one of the first light reception signals and the one second light reception signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi YOSHIDA, Ikuma MUROKITA
  • Publication number: 20150123588
    Abstract: An encoder includes a plurality of slit tracks, a point light source, a first to third light-receiving arrays. The plurality of slit tracks respectively comprises a plurality of reflection slits. The point light source emits diffusion light to the plurality of slit tracks. The first light-receiving array receives light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern. The second light-receiving array receives light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern longer in pitch than other incremental patterns, and is disposed at a position on a side of a direction where the point light source is disposed, than the first light-receiving array, The third light-receiving array receives light reflected by the slit track comprising an absolute pattern, and is disposed at a position on a side of a direction where the point light source is disposed, than the first light-receiving array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro MATSUTANI, Shiro YOSHIDOMI, Hiroshi TAKADA, Yuji ARINAGA, Ikuma MUROKITA, Masanobu HARADA, Hiroki KONDO
  • Publication number: 20150123587
    Abstract: An encoder includes a plurality of slit tracks, a point light source, a first light-receiving array, and a second light-receiving array. The plurality of slit tracks respectively comprises a plurality of reflection slits arranged along a measurement direction. The point light source is configured to emit diffusion light to the plurality of slit tracks. The first light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern, and is disposed at a position in a first direction than the point light source. The second light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern that differs in pitch from the slit track corresponding to the first light-receiving array, and is disposed at a position in a second direction than the point light source. The second direction forms an angle ? with respect to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro MATSUTANI, Shiro YOSHIDOMI, Hiroshi TAKADA, Yuji ARINAGA, Ikuma MUROKITA, Masanobu HARADA, Hiroki KONDO
  • Publication number: 20150122980
    Abstract: An encoder includes a plurality of slit tracks, a point light source, a first light-receiving array, a second light-receiving array, and a third light-receiving array. The plurality of slit tracks respectively comprises a plurality of reflection slits arranged along a measurement direction. The point light source is configured to emit diffusion light to the plurality of slit tracks. The first light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern. The second light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern longer in pitch than other incremental patterns. The third light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an absolute pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro MATSUTANI, Shiro YOSHIDOMI, Hiroshi TAKADA, Yuji ARINAGA, Ikuma MUROKITA, Masanobu HARADA, Hiroki KONDO
  • Publication number: 20150123586
    Abstract: The encoder includes a plurality of slit tracks, a point light source, two first light-receiving arrays, two second light-receiving arrays, and a third light-receiving array. The plurality of slit tracks respectively comprises a plurality of reflection slits arranged along a measurement direction. The point light source is configured to emit diffusion light to the plurality of slit tracks. The two first light-receiving arrays are disposed sandwiching the point light source in a width direction substantially orthogonal to the measurement direction. The two second light-receiving arrays are disposed sandwiching the point light source in the measurement direction. The third light-receiving array is configured to receive light reflected by the slit track comprising an incremental pattern that differs in pitch from other incremental patterns, and is disposed at a position in a direction where the first light-receiving array is disposed than the point light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro MATSUTANI, Shiro YOSHIDOMI, Hiroshi TAKADA, Yuji ARINAGA, Ikuma MUROKITA, Masanobu HARADA, Hiroki KONDO
  • Publication number: 20150123585
    Abstract: An optical module includes: a light source configured to emit diffusion light to tracks; one light receiving array and another light receiving array which are arranged across the light source in a width direction substantially vertical to the measurement direction; a light receiving array arranged between the one light receiving array and the light source, and configured to receive light which is reflected at the tracks having a first incremental pattern; and a light receiving array arranged between the another first light receiving array and the light source, and configured to receive light which is reflected at the tracks having a second incremental pattern which pitch is longer than a pitch of the first incremental pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro MATSUTANI, Shiro YOSHIDOMI, Hiroshi TAKADA, Yuji ARINAGA, Ikuma MUROKITA, Masanobu HARADA, Hiroki KONDO
  • Publication number: 20150122982
    Abstract: An encoder includes a track having optical effecters arranged to have an absolute pattern in a measurement direction, a light source configured to emit diffusion light to the track, and a light receiving array configured to have light receiving elements arranged in the measurement direction and to receive light reflected or transmitted by the track. The light receiving elements fall within an area which is positioned corresponding to an area between the optical effecters and to which the light reflected by the track dose not reach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Yasushi YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro MATSUTANI, Shiro YOSHIDOMI, Hiroshi TAKADA, Yuji ARINAGA, Ikuma MUROKITA, Masanobu HARADA, Hiroki KONDO
  • Patent number: 8912928
    Abstract: An encoder includes a position data obtainer that obtains superordinate data representing a position of a moving body in a superordinate section and subordinate data representing a position in a subordinate section repeated in a superordinate section with higher resolution than that of the superordinate data, a storage in which a correction value that can correct a deviation amount occurring in the superordinate data against the subordinate data is recorded to be associated with an absolute position with resolution nearly equal to that of the superordinate data, a corrector that obtains the correction value from the storage and corrects the superordinate data, and a section identifier that identifies, based on the superordinate data corrected by the corrector and the subordinate data when the superordinate data is obtained, the subordinate section in which the subordinate data is obtained against the superordinate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Ikuma Murokita, Yasushi Yoshida, Jiro Muraoka
  • Publication number: 20140300254
    Abstract: A motor according to an embodiment includes a motor body, a rotating body, and a magnetic field sensor. The motor body rotates a shaft about the axis line thereof. The rotating body includes a permanent magnet and rotates along with the rotation of the shaft. The magnetic field sensor includes a magnet body having a large Barkhausen effect with the long direction thereof serving as the easy magnetization direction and is positioned to face the permanent magnet when the rotational position of the rotating body is at a given rotational position. The easy magnetization direction of the magnetic body is in a direction along a plane orthogonal to the rotation center line of the rotating body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Shirou YOSHIDOMI, Ikuma MUROKITA