Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Murakami

Kazuhiro 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).

  • Patent number: 11374247
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrolyte solution including a supply step of continuously supplying an emulsion based a polymer electrolyte and a solvent into a dissolution facility, and a dissolution step of continuously dissolving the polymer electrolyte in the solvent by heating the interior of the dissolution facility to obtain the electrolyte solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES. LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tago, Tetsuya Murakami, Kazuhiro Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 11363525
    Abstract: A control method that is achieved by a refrigerator application installed in portable terminal, the control method including the steps of instructing an operating system (OS) of portable terminal to connect to a refrigerator in operation in a software access point mode, and sending a service set identifier (SSID) of an access point and a password for connecting to the access point to the refrigerator. An SSID of the refrigerator that operates in the software access point mode, and a password for connecting to the refrigerator that operates in the software access point mode are incorporated in the refrigerator application in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Hoashi, Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 11221735
    Abstract: A vehicular control unit includes a display configured to display a menu screen including an object for activating an application for operating an apparatus mounted on a vehicle, and a controller configured to activate the application corresponding to the object in accordance with control information acquired from a touch sensor. The controller is configured to set a first stage and a second stage threshold values that are related to data based on pressing, and switch the menu screen when the data based on pressing reaches the second stage threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeto Hattori, Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Publication number: 20210336531
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a power supply apparatus, which provides an output voltage outputted by a DC/DC power circuit to a power supply system of a load and includes: an external terminal which a load-side ground potential is applied to; an adding portion configured for adding the load-side ground potential applied to the external terminal to a set reference voltage; a low-pass filter (LPF) including at least one resistor and at least one capacitor, wherein the LPF inputs an LPF input voltage based on an adding result of the adding portion; and an error amplifier, wherein the error amplifier is inputted an LPF output voltage from the LPF as a reference voltage and inputted a feedback voltage based on the LPF output voltage. The error amplifier is included in the DC/DC power circuit. The output voltage is controlled according to an output of the error amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10963089
    Abstract: A tactile sensation providing apparatus includes a touch sensor, a tactile sensation provider that provides a tactile sensation on a touch surface of the touch sensor, a proximity sensor that detects the approach of an object to the touch sensor, and a controller that starts driving of the tactile sensation provider in accordance with detection by the proximity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Publication number: 20210068049
    Abstract: A control method that is achieved by a refrigerator application installed in portable terminal, the control method including the steps of instructing an operating system (OS) of portable terminal to connect to a refrigerator in operation in a software access point mode, and sending a service set identifier (SSID) of an access point and a password for connecting to the access point to the refrigerator. An SSID of the refrigerator that operates in the software access point mode, and a password for connecting to the refrigerator that operates in the software access point mode are incorporated in the refrigerator application in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masakazu HOASHI, Kazuhiro MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10818439
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solid electrolyte capacitor, the method including: preparing a connection body including a frame and a plurality of capacitor elements, the frame including a plurality of element connection units and a coupling portion that integrally couples the plurality of element connection units with each other, the plurality of element connection units being provided along a first direction and a second direction intersecting with first direction the plurality of capacitor elements being connected to the plurality of element connection units; sealing the plurality of capacitor elements by using a sealing resin having a stripe shape that extends in the first direction; forming a groove in the sealing resin by running a blade along the second direction between the capacitor elements adjacent in the first direction; and segmenting the plurality of capacitor elements by cutting the sealing resin along a bottom surface of the groove by laser and cutting a boundary between each of the plurality of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Kashihara, Yumiko Oshima, Atsushi Kato, Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10651846
    Abstract: A driver circuit (DRV1) includes a pull-up circuit (PU1) and a pull-down circuit (PD1) that share an output node (external terminal (T3)). A signal (DI1 (DI2)) input to the pull-up circuit (PU1) and a signal (DI3) input to the pull-down circuit (PD1) are selected in a complementary manner, and the output node outputs an output signal in which rising time and falling time of the signals (DI1 (DI2) and DI3) are adjusted in accordance with on-off operation of the signals. The rising time is adjusted by transistors (M1 and M2) and a resistor (R1), while the falling time is adjusted by transistors (M3, M4 and M5) and a resistor (R2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun Fukushima, Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10642381
    Abstract: A vehicular control unit includes a touch sensor on which a predetermined area is set, a tactile sensation presentation unit, a pressing detector, and a controller that enables operation of a vehicle mounted apparatus in response to an input to the touch sensor when pressing is equal to or higher than a first pressure. The controller is configured to: when the operation of the vehicle mounted apparatus is enabled, within a first time period, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to present a tactile sensation corresponding to enablement of the operation of the vehicle mounted apparatus; in the case of a first slide in a direction going out of the predetermined area, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to present a tactile sensation corresponding to the first slide; and in the case of a second slide in a direction going into the predetermined area, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to present a tactile sensation corresponding to the second slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10487393
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a carrier having first and second ends extending in a first direction, and third and fourth ends extending in a second direction and being not shorter than the first and second ends. The apparatus further includes a member holder having a magnet placement face on which first and second magnetic-pole portions are placed, the magnet placement face having fifth and sixth ends extending in the first direction and being shorter than the first and second ends, and seventh and eighth ends extending in the second direction, being longer than the fifth and sixth ends, and being longer than the third and fourth ends. The apparatus further includes a carrier transporter transporting the carrier along the first direction. The carrier transporter can transport the carrier such that the third and fourth ends pass under a center line of the magnet placement face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Miura, Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Publication number: 20190238129
    Abstract: A driver circuit (DRV1) includes a pull-up circuit (PU1) and a pull-down circuit (PD1) that share an output node (external terminal (T3)). A signal (DI1 (DI2)) input to the pull-up circuit (PU1) and a signal (DI3) input to the pull-down circuit (PD1) are selected in a complementary manner, and the output node outputs an output signal in which rising time and falling time of the signals (DI1 (DI2) and DI3) are adjusted in accordance with on-off operation of the signals. The rising time is adjusted by transistors (M1 and M2) and a resistor (R1), while the falling time is adjusted by transistors (M3, M4 and M5) and a resistor (R2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun FUKUSHIMA, Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10343207
    Abstract: A miniaturized metal joint body and an apparatus for manufacturing the metal joint body to be improved about strength are provided. By cutting three overlapped metal sheets along a first cutting line and a pair of second cutting lines extending so as to intersect the first cutting line at each end of the first cutting line and pressing areas surrounded with the first cutting line and the pair of second cutting lines and each of a pair of bending lines connecting both ends of the pair of second cutting lines, each of the pairs of projecting members is formed so as to project in a pressing direction of arrow Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Murakami, Yoshihiko Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190189361
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solid electrolyte capacitor, the method including: preparing a connection body including a frame and a plurality of capacitor elements, the frame including a plurality of element connection units and a coupling portion that integrally couples the plurality of element connection units with each other, the plurality of element connection units being provided along a first direction and a second direction intersecting with first direction the plurality of capacitor elements being connected to the plurality of element connection units; sealing the plurality of capacitor elements by using a sealing resin having a stripe shape that extends in the first direction; forming a groove in the sealing resin by running a blade along the second direction between the capacitor elements adjacent in the first direction; and segmenting the plurality of capacitor elements by cutting the sealing resin along a bottom surface of the groove by laser and cutting a boundary between each of the plurality of
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: MASANORI KASHIHARA, YUMIKO OSHIMA, ATSUSHI KATO, KAZUHIRO MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190054947
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising a steering wheel; a steering switch disposed on the steering wheel; an other-vehicle-detector for detecting another vehicle; a tactile sensation presentation unit for presenting a tactile sensation to an operator by vibrating the steering switch; and a controller configured to, according to detection by the other-vehicle-detector, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to vibrate the steering switch to present a tactile sensation to the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeto HATTORI, Kazuhiro MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190050073
    Abstract: A vehicular control unit includes a touch sensor on which a predetermined area is set, a tactile sensation presentation unit, a pressing detector, and a controller that enables operation of a vehicle mounted apparatus in response to an input to the touch sensor when pressing is equal to or higher than a first pressure. The controller is configured to: when the operation of the vehicle mounted apparatus is enabled, within a first time period, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to present a tactile sensation corresponding to enablement of the operation of the vehicle mounted apparatus; in the case of a first slide in a direction going out of the predetermined area, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to present a tactile sensation corresponding to the first slide; and in the case of a second slide in a direction going into the predetermined area, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to present a tactile sensation corresponding to the second slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Kazuhiro MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190018556
    Abstract: A vehicular control unit includes a display configured to display a menu screen including an object for activating an application for operating an apparatus mounted on a vehicle, and a controller configured to activate the application corresponding to the object in accordance with control information acquired from a touch sensor. The controller is configured to set a first stage and a second stage threshold values that are related to data based on pressing, and switch the menu screen when the data based on pressing reaches the second stage threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeto HATTORI, Kazuhiro MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20180356891
    Abstract: A tactile sensation providing apparatus includes a touch sensor, a tactile sensation provider that provides a tactile sensation on a touch surface of the touch sensor, a proximity sensor that detects the approach of an object to the touch sensor, and a controller that starts driving of the tactile sensation provider in accordance with detection by the proximity sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10137523
    Abstract: The resistance welding method of welding two objects together includes the steps of: clamping the objects between a pair of electrodes; and applying a current between the electrodes while the objects are pressed to bring them close to each other to allow a contacting surface between them to generate heat. One object includes a core member and a plated layer coating the core member and having a melting point lower than that of a metal constituting an outer surface of the core member. The objects are clamped between the electrodes and the contacting surface are allowed to generate heat to melt the plated layer to weld the outer surface of the core member of the one object and a base member of another object together. At least the outer surface of the core member and the base member are made of respective metals, between which no intermetallic compound is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10003265
    Abstract: A power control IC has a switching control circuit of a fixed on-period type which generates an output voltage from an input voltage by driving a coil by turning on and off an output transistor according to a result of comparison between a feedback voltage and a reference voltage, and a quieting circuit which forcibly turns on the output transistor by ignoring the result of comparison when, after an on-timing of the output transistor, a predetermined threshold time elapses without the next on-timing coming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 9893036
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first substrate, an aluminum pad, a first nickel electrode, a second substrate, a second nickel electrode, and a connection layer. The first substrate includes a wiring therein. The aluminum pad is provided adjacent to a surface layer of the first substrate and is connected to the wiring. A portion of the first nickel electrode extends inwardly of the first substrate and is connected to the aluminum pad. A top surface of the first nickel electrode projects from a surface of the first substrate. A portion of the second nickel electrode extends inwardly of the second substrate. A top surface of the second nickel electrode projects from a surface of the second substrate facing the first substrate. The connection layer comprises an alloy including tin and connects the first nickel electrode and the second nickel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Ogiso, Kazuhiro Murakami, Tatsuo Migita