Patents by Inventor Kenji Murakami

Kenji 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: 20230014164
    Abstract: A coil spring jig includes a spring support portion where one end of a coil spring is capable of being placed, a plurality of displacement regulating portions extending along an axis of the coil spring from the spring support portion with the coil spring supported by the spring support portion as a reference, capable of abutting against an outer peripheral surface of the coil spring, and regulating displacement of the coil spring in a radial direction of the coil spring, and a lid portion supported by the displacement regulating portions and capable of keeping the coil spring in a compressed state by sandwiching the coil spring together with the spring support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicants: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokatsu KAMEDA, Toshihiro OGAWA, Shinji KASATORI, Atsushi MURAKAMI, Hideki KATO, Kenji NAGAOKA
  • Publication number: 20230016208
    Abstract: In a case where the coating film is confirmed to remain in a third step, at least one or more of conditions of the shot peening treatment including a propelling speed of the shot medium, a propelling time of the shot medium, a material of the shot medium, and an average particle diameter of the shot medium are changed and the second step and the third step are repeated until the coating film does not remain In a case where the coating film is not confirmed to remain in the third step, the condition of the shot peening treatment in the second step in which the coil spring is obtained with no remaining coating film is determined as the propelling condition for the shot medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicants: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokatsu KAMEDA, Toshihiro OGAWA, Shinji KASATORI, Hideki KATO, Keiichi MAEKAWA, Kentaro TOKITA, Kenji NAGAOKA, Atsushi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11548827
    Abstract: Provided is a member for a plasma processing apparatus consisting of a tungsten carbide phase. The member includes at least one type of atom selected from the group consisting of a Fe atom, a Co atom, and a Ni atom, in which the total content of the atoms is in a range of 30 to 3300 atomic ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: NIPPON TUNGSTEN CO., LTD., TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Ikeda, Hajime Ishii, Kenji Fujimoto, Naoyuki Satoh, Nobuyuki Nagayama, Koichi Murakami, Takahiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 11524469
    Abstract: This composite material automatic laminating equipment is provided with a lamination stage a composite material winding unit which supplies a composite material sheet, supply rollers which feed the composite material sheet onto the top surface of the lamination stage or onto another composite material sheet arranged on said top surface, a compaction roller which is arranged downstream of the supply rollers and which makes surface contact with the composite material sheet and presses the composite material sheet, and a cutting section which forms composite material sheet pieces by cutting, in the width direction, the portion of the composite material sheet in surface contact with the compaction roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito Suzuki, Kazuki Ishida, Kohei Muto, Tsuyoshi Okawara, Kenji Murakami, Makoto Inomoto
  • Publication number: 20220382034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an observation holder, including an accommodation unit configured to accommodate an observation target, and an observation unit formed below the accommodation unit, wherein an observation target accommodated in the accommodation unit can be observed from below, the accommodation unit includes an accommodation unit main body in which a plurality of holes for accommodating an observation target are formed, and an accommodation unit upper portion formed on an upper portion of the accommodation unit main body, the accommodation unit upper portion includes a wall surrounding a space above the accommodation unit main body, as a storage for storing a predetermined liquid, and two adjacent holes of the plurality of holes are connected in the observation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicants: HIRATA CORPORATION, ODC Management Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko TSUCHIYA, Shiro KANEGASAKI, Seigo MURAKAMI, Kenji MORITA
  • Publication number: 20220377294
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that enable information presentation with high usability. On the basis of presentation location information regarding a change in state of a presentation location where presentation information is presented and at least one piece of information out of processing information regarding processing for generating the presentation information, user information regarding a response of a user to the processing, and environment information regarding a state of an environment of the presentation location, control of at least one state of a presentation state of the presentation information and a state of the processing is performed. The present technology can be applied as a projection device for the inside of a vehicle, a conference room, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo IKEDA, Atsushi IRIE, Kenji GOTOH, Yohsuke KAJI, Eisuke FUJINAWA, Seishi TOMONAGA, Tadayoshi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11488750
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of shunt resistor according to the present invention includes a step of calculating a difference between an initial resistance value and a desired resistance value as a resistance value to be adjusted, a step of providing a plurality of recess forming members capable of forming recesses each having a characteristic size in the surface of a resistive alloy plate, a recess determining step of determining the size and the number of the recesses necessary to be formed at the surface of the resistive alloy plate, and a recess forming step of forming the recesses according to the size and the number determined in the recess determining step by using the corresponding recess forming members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Suncall Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroya Kobayakawa, Kenji Murakami
  • Patent number: 11466337
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-strength sheet containing: C: 0.15% by mass to 0.35% by mass, a total of Si and Al: 0.5% by mass to 3.0% by mass, Al: 0.01% by mass or more, N: 0.01% by mass or less, Mn: 1.0% by mass to 4.0% by mass, P: 0.05% by mass or less, and S: 0.01% by mass or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein the steel structure satisfies that: a ferrite fraction is 5% or less, the total fraction of tempered martensite and tempered bainite is 60% or more, the amount of retained austenite is 10% or more, MA has an average size of 1.0 ?m or less, retained austenite has an average size of 1.0 ?m or less, retained austenite having a size of 1.5 ?m or more accounts for 2% or more of the total amount of retained austenite, and the amount of solute nitrogen in a steel sheet is 0.002% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Natsumeda, Toshio Murakami, Kenji Saito, Tadao Murata
  • Publication number: 20220304747
    Abstract: Provided is a high-frequency treatment tool including: a sheath having an inner hole that passes therethrough in a longitudinal direction; a first electrode portion that is formed in a rod shape, that passes through the inner hole of the sheath to protrude from a distal end of the sheath, and that is configured to apply a high-frequency current; a second electrode portion that is disposed at a position at which the second electrode portion is electrically connected with the first electrode portion; and a power source that uses the first electrode portion as a negative electrode, that uses the second electrode portion as a positive electrode, and that supply a current between the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion so that a state in which attached matter attached to the first electrode portion is lifted from the first electrode portion due to osmosis is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo MIYANO, Yoshinori HIGUCHI, Kenji MURAKAMI, Shohei KAMADA, Yoshitaka KAMIYA, Masayoshi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20220290610
    Abstract: An outlet seal connects a combustor that combusts a fuel to generate combustion gas and a shroud for a stator. The outlet seal has a gas path surface, a first connection section, and a second connection section. The shape of the gas path surface in a cross section perpendicular to an axis is an arc centered on the axis. The first connection section is formed at a first side in an axial direction and is connected to the combustor. The second connection section is formed at a second side in the axial direction and is connected to the shroud. The gas path surface has an inclined surface that is inclined with respect to the axis in a cross section including the axis, such that the flow-path area of a combustion-gas flow path is reduced toward the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji SATO, Kiyoshi FUJIMOTO, Norihiko MOTOYAMA, Akihiro MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11434174
    Abstract: A member for a plasma processing apparatus has a tungsten carbide phase, and a sub-phase including at least one selected from the group consisting of phase I to IV, and phase V, in which the phase I is a carbide phase containing, as a constituent element, at least one of the elements of Group IV, V, and VI of the periodic table excluding W, the phase II is a nitride phase containing, as a constituent element, at least one of the elements of Group IV, V, and VI of the periodic table excluding W, the phase III is a carbonitride phase containing, as a constituent element, at least one of the elements of Group IV, Group V, and Group VI of the periodic table excluding W, the phase IV is a carbon phase, the phase V is a composite carbide phase which is represented by a formula WxMyCz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: NIPPON TUNGSTEN CO., LTD., TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Ikeda, Hajime Ishii, Kenji Fujimoto, Naoyuki Satoh, Nobuyuki Nagayama, Koichi Murakami, Takahiro Murakami
  • Publication number: 20220270418
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a vehicle state acquisition unit configured to acquire vehicle state information, which is information on a vehicle state associated with at least one of traveling, steering, and braking of a vehicle, a damaged part information acquisition unit that acquires, in a case where image data showing a surface of the vehicle includes a damaged part of the vehicle, damaged part information, which is information on the damaged part, a damage information generation unit that generates, when the damaged part information acquisition unit acquires the damaged part information, vehicle damage information including the damaged part information and the image data which are associated with the damaged part, and an assessment information generation unit that generates assessment information including the vehicle state information and the vehicle damage information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi MURAKAMI, Kenji YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220261978
    Abstract: In a vehicle exterior imaging system, when a vehicle is washed with a vehicle washer, an image of an exterior of the vehicle is captured by a camera provided in an assessment device, and the captured image data is acquired by a capture image data acquisition unit. Flaws are detected by a flaw detection unit from the captured image data, and presentation image data including detected flaw information is sent by a sending unit to a user terminal. Thus, a user or a manager is able to check for flaws on a vehicle, and locations, degrees, and the like of flaws from a presentation image each time of a vehicle wash of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi MURAKAMI, Kenji YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220254551
    Abstract: A shunt resistor having improved temperature characteristics has a resistive body, a pair of base materials integrally formed on the resistive body across the resistive body, and measurement terminals fixed onto the base materials. The base materials have a plurality of cutout portions along a longitudinal direction of the base materials, wherein the plurality of cutout portions do not communicate with each other and are provided in a stepped manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Yuu Moriyama, Kenji Murakami, Akio Mugishima
  • Publication number: 20220253910
    Abstract: A vehicle assessment system includes a report information evaluation unit. The report information evaluation unit is configured to adjust a report information-based evaluated price based on report information, from an appraisal price assessed by a vehicle appraisal price determination unit according to an elapsed time from a time when a report information database has acquired the report information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi MURAKAMI, Kenji YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11382911
    Abstract: A diketopiperazine mixture suitable for mixing with a food or drink and a method for producing the mixture. High-temperature and high-pressure treatment of plant peptides in a liquid allows production of a plant extract containing a high concentration of diketopiperazines including cyclo-leucyl-leucine and cyclo-leucyl-phenylalanine. Diketopiperazines having excellent flavor derived from a plant natural product and can produce a food or drink provided with the functions of the diketopiperazines by directly mixing the diketopiperazines with the food or drink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamoto, Yoshinori Beppu, Koichi Nakahara, Tomonori Suzuki, Soichiro Shima, Yuka Murakami
  • Patent number: 11371140
    Abstract: A method for producing a GaN crystal that includes: (i) a seed crystal preparation step of preparing a GaN seed crystal having one or more facets selected from a {10-10} facet and a {10-1-1} facet; and (ii) a growth step of growing GaN from vapor phase on a surface comprising the one or more facets of the GaN seed crystal using GaCl3 and NH3 as raw materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kenji Iso, Akinori Koukitu, Hisashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 11332230
    Abstract: The method for producing an assembly is a method for producing an assembly equipped with a member to be reinforced (20), a reinforcing member body (41), and a filler (42), wherein the reinforcing member body (41) has a pair of flanges (44) arranged spaced on the surface (20B) of the member to be reinforced (20), a web (45), and a connection portion (46) which connects the flanges (44) and the web (45) and forms a filler space (V) with the surface (20B). The method for producing an assembly includes a step for inserting a filler (42) into the filler space (V), a step for attaching a crack control member (43) to cover the end of the filler (42), a step for joining the flanges (44) and the member to be reinforced (20), and a step for curing at least the member to be reinforced (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito Suzuki, Kenji Murakami, Kana Sakon, Akihisa Okuda, Takayuki Shimizu, Takumi Shinohara, Jun Eto, Yukifumi Toyama, Junichiro Miyagaki, Kenichi Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20220134684
    Abstract: This composite material automatic laminating equipment is provided with a lamination stage a composite material winding unit which supplies a composite material sheet, supply rollers which feed the composite material sheet onto the top surface of the lamination stage or onto another composite material sheet arranged on said top surface, a compaction roller which is arranged downstream of the supply rollers and which makes surface contact with the composite material sheet and presses the composite material sheet, and a cutting section which forms composite material sheet pieces by cutting, in the width direction, the portion of the composite material sheet in surface contact with the compaction roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Akihito SUZUKI, Kazuki ISHIDA, Kohei MUTO, Tsuyoshi OKAWARA, Kenji MURAKAMI, Makoto INOMOTO
  • Patent number: D951441
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PHC Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Murakami, Koji Miyata, Ryosuke Tani