Patents by Inventor Koichi Murakami

Koichi 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: 20190260895
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including a charge processing section and an operation section that are brought closer in height to each other, thus improving the operability of a user. The image forming apparatus (100) includes a coin insertion processing section (110), an operation panel (120) and an electrophotography printer (130). The coin insertion processing section (110) is configured to accept money and then execute charge processing so as to permit image formation by the image forming apparatus (100). The operation panel (120) is configured to, when the coin insertion processing section (110) executes the charge processing, accept setting of image formation by the image forming apparatus (100). The electrophotography printer (130) is configured to form an image of the read image data based on setting at the operation panel (120). The coin insertion processing section (110) is disposed at a height equal to a height of the operation panel (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190207052
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a solar cell includes: forming a p-type surface and an n-type surface on the back surface of a photoelectric conversion unit; forming a base layer and a conductive layer above the p-type surface and the n-type surface; forming a resist film on the conductive layer, in a region corresponding to a separating groove; forming an n-side conductive layer and a p-side conductive layer and an n-side tin (Sn) layer and p-side Sn layer which include tin in stated order, by electroplating using, as a seed layer, the conductive layer on which the resist film is formed; forming an n-side metal layer and a p-side metal layer, which are alloyed with the n-side Sn layer and the p-side Sn layer, respectively, on the n-side Sn layer and the p-side Sn layer, respectively; and etching each of the conductive layer and the base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Keiichiro MASUKO, Youhei MURAKAMI, Koichi HIRANO
  • Patent number: 10337421
    Abstract: When a load on an engine device is lower than a first predetermined load falling within a low load range, feedback control is performed on a main throttle valve. When the load is higher than the first predetermined load, map control based on a data table is performed on the main throttle valve. When the load is higher than a second predetermined load higher than the first predetermined load, an opening degree of the main throttle valve is brought to a fully-open opening degree, and each of an exhaust bypass valve and an air supply bypass valve is controlled to allow pressure inside an intake manifold to be adjusted to a target value appropriate to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Hirose, Taishi Murakami, Tatsuro Ohsara
  • Patent number: 10326900
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including a charge processing section and an operation section that are brought closer in height to each other, thus improving the operability of a user. An image forming apparatus (100) includes a coin insertion processing section (110), an operation panel (120) and an electrophotography printer (130). The coin insertion processing section (110) is configured to accept money and then execute charge processing so as to permit image formation by the image forming apparatus (100). The operation panel (120) is configured to, when the coin insertion processing section (110) executes the charge processing, accept setting of image formation by the image forming apparatus (100). The electrophotography printer (130) is configured to form an image of the read image data based on setting at the operation panel (120). The coin insertion processing section (110) is disposed at a height equal to a height of the operation panel (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10319867
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic component including: a base member; an electronic device fixed on the base member; and a lid member arranged over the electronic device and fixed on the base member. A primary material of the lid member is a crystal quartz, the lid member has two primary faces opposing to the electronic device and four side faces, and each of the four side faces is a wet-etched face that is not parallel to an optical axis of the crystal quartz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Katase, Tadashi Kosaka, Koichi Shimizu, Shuichi Chiba, Kazuya Notsu, Yoshifumi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10291104
    Abstract: An electric rotating machine that can raise the utilization efficiency of cooling oil is obtained. In an rotation axle, there are provided an oil flow path having a predetermined length from an end of the rotation axle and a flow path hole that communicates with the oil flow path and has an opening toward the inside of the electric rotating machine; a supporting member includes a cylinder section and a disk section that partitions the cylinder section in the axis direction, and a discharging hole is provided at an end of the cylinder section; between the flow path hole and the discharging hole, there is provided a partition plate that encloses a space formed by the supporting member and the rotation axle and guides cooling oil traveling from the flow path hole to the inside of the electric rotating machine to the discharging hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Murakami, Yukitaka Sakata, Yoshiaki Kitta, Katsunari Takagi, Koichi Ojima, Masaya Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180218886
    Abstract: A cooling table includes a first portion, a second portion, a first path, a second path and a third path. An electrostatic chuck is provided on the first portion, and the first portion is provided on the second portion. The first path is provided within the first portion, and the second path is provided within the second portion. The third path is connected to the first path and the second path. A chiller unit is connected to the first path and the second path. The first path is extended within the first portion along the electrostatic chuck, and the second path is extended within the second portion along the electrostatic chuck. A coolant outputted from the chiller unit passes through the first path, the third path and the second path in sequence, and then is inputted to the chiller unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Shin Yamaguchi, Akiyoshi Mitsumori, Takehiko Arita, Koichi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20170069470
    Abstract: An upper electrode structure includes a first plate, a second plate and an electrostatic attraction unit. The first plate has a first region, a second region and a third region which are concentrically arranged. Each of the regions is provided with a multiple number of gas discharge openings. The electrostatic attraction unit is provided between the first plate and the second plate and is configured to attract the first plate. The electrostatic attraction unit is equipped with a first to third heaters for the first to third regions. The electrostatic attraction unit and the second plate provide a first supply path, a second supply path and a third supply path through which gases are supplied into the first to third regions, respectively. A first gas diffusion space, a second gas diffusion space and a third gas diffusion space are formed in the electrostatic attraction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Koichi Murakami, Michishige Saito, Keita Kambara, Kenji Nagai
  • Patent number: 9550194
    Abstract: Screws 4 are inserted from a bottom surface of a ceiling plate 32 and screwed to a base plate 31, and the ceiling plate 32 and the base plate 31 are press-connected to each other by an elastic restoring force of an elastic member 51 interposed between a head of the screw 4 and the ceiling plate 32. A gap is formed between the head and the ceiling plate 32. Further, a periphery of the head is covered with a cover via a ring-shaped elastic member 52. In another embodiment, a periphery of a base plate 31 is protruded from a periphery of a ceiling plate 32, and the protruded portion of the base plate 31 and a ring-shaped clamp positioned at an outer side of the ceiling plate 32 are joined by screws. Here, an elastic member is interposed between the clamp and the ceiling plate 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Koichi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20150234624
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a first sound output unit and a first sound input unit, and an image forming apparatus includes a second sound output unit, a second sound input unit, an authentication information generating unit generating a security code, a storage unit storing the generated security code, and an authentication confirmation unit performing a user authentication by using the security code. When the first sound input unit receives a first synthesized sound, which includes the stored security code and is outputted from the second sound output unit, the first sound output unit outputs a second synthesized sound including the security code extracted from the received first synthesized sound, and the authentication confirmation unit determines that a user authentication is successful when the stored security code and the security code extracted from the received second synthesized sound match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Yukako NII, Yasutomo HAYANO, Koichi MURAKAMI, Kyosuke TAKA
  • Patent number: 9108743
    Abstract: A cap capable of achieving enhanced safety by inhibiting the occurrence of sparks thereinside even if a lightning current has flowed through a fastener, a fastening structure using the same, and an aircraft including the fastening structure. The cap (27) is attached so as to cover a portion of a fastener (15) that couples an upper skin (3) of an aircraft and a stringer (11) located inside the upper skin. The covered portion projects through the stringer (11). An outer surface (33) of the cap that comes into contact with an interior space of the upper skin (3) is a curved surface, and the cap is made of a conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., KAZUO YAMAMOTO
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kamihara, Koichi Murakami, Kazuo Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150129112
    Abstract: A shower head assembly includes an electrode plate, and a laminate base that is constituted of ceramic sheets and provided to hold the electrode plate. The laminate base includes no bonding surface between the ceramic sheets. The laminate base includes a first gas diffusion space formed in its central area and a second gas diffusion space formed in its peripheral area. A first heater electrode layer is provided above the first gas diffusion space, and a second heater electrode layer is provided above the second gas diffusion space. A first coolant passage is formed above the first gas diffusion space, and a second coolant passage is formed above the second gas diffusion space. A first gas supply passage is connected to the first gas diffusion space, and a second gas supply passage is connected to the second gas diffusion space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Michishige SAITO, Koichi MURAKAMI, Takashi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9004996
    Abstract: One object of a game program according to an embodiment is to provide a pinball game requiring more strategies. The game program comprises: a stage selection module for receiving stage selection by the user; a ball selection module for receiving selection of one or more ball objects by the user from a plurality of ball objects each having parameters; a screen display module for displaying a game screen; an owned point updating module for updating the owned point information such that the points are consumed in accordance with the game play; an injection module for injecting the ball objects; a ball-hitting operation module for operating flippers in accordance with instructions from the user; a game progress module for progressing the pinball game based at least on the parameters assigned to the selected ball objects; and a level updating module for updating the level of the ball objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Murakami, Ayumi Takano, Yoshiki Watabe
  • Publication number: 20150031451
    Abstract: A game program according to an embodiment enhances playability of a game wherein user objects strike target objects. The game program includes: a stage selection module for receiving stage selection; a ball selection module for receiving selection of ball objects; a screen display module for displaying a game screen; an owned point updating module for updating owned point information; an injection module for injecting ball objects; a ball-hitting operation module for operating flippers; an appearance module for causing a level-up item to appear when a predetermined appearance condition is satisfied; a game progress module for providing the user with a score when the ball object strikes the scoring target object, and providing the user with the level-up item when the ball object strikes the level-up item; and a level updating module for updating the level of the ball objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Koichi Murakami, Yasuhito Baba
  • Publication number: 20150028541
    Abstract: One object of a game program according to an embodiment is to provide a pinball game requiring more strategies. The game program comprises: a stage selection module for receiving stage selection by the user; a ball selection module for receiving selection of one or more ball objects by the user from a plurality of ball objects each having parameters; a screen display module for displaying a game screen; an owned point updating module for updating the owned point information such that the points are consumed in accordance with the game play; an injection module for injecting the ball objects; a ball-hitting operation module for operating flippers in accordance with instructions from the user; a game progress module for progressing the pinball game based at least on the parameters assigned to the selected ball objects; and a level updating module for updating the level of the ball objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi MURAKAMI, Ayumi TAKANO, Yoshiki WATABE
  • Publication number: 20150002897
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including a charge processing section and an operation section that are brought closer in height to each other, thus improving the operability of a user. An image forming apparatus (100) includes a coin insertion processing section (110), an operation panel (120) and an electrophotography printer (130). The coin insertion processing section (110) is configured to accept money and then execute charge processing so as to permit image formation by the image forming apparatus (100). The operation panel (120) is configured to, when the coin insertion processing section (110) executes the charge processing, accept setting of image formation by the image forming apparatus (100). The electrophotography printer (130) is configured to form an image of the read image data based on setting at the operation panel (120). The coin insertion processing section (110) is disposed at a height equal to a height of the operation panel (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Koichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8920598
    Abstract: There is provided a plasma processing apparatus including a processing chamber 100 configured to perform a plasma process on a wafer W; an upper electrode 105 and a lower electrode 110 arranged to face each other in the processing chamber 100 and configured to form a processing space therebetween; and a high frequency power supply 150 connected with at least one of the upper electrode 105 and the lower electrode 110 and configured to output a high frequency power into the processing chamber 100. The upper electrode 105 includes an upper base 105a made of a dielectric material, and a plurality of fine holes A having a diameter equal to or less than twice a thickness of a sheath are formed in the upper base 105a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Shoichiro Matsuyama, Koichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8784170
    Abstract: A game program according to an embodiment enhances playability of a game wherein user objects strike target objects. The game program includes: a stage selection module for receiving stage selection; a ball selection module for receiving selection of ball objects; a screen display module for displaying a game screen; an owned point updating module for updating owned point information; an injection module for injecting ball objects; a ball-hitting operation module for operating flippers; an appearance module for causing a level-up item to appear when a predetermined appearance condition is satisfied; a game progress module for providing the user with a score when the ball object strikes the scoring target object, and providing the user with the level-up item when the ball object strikes the level-up item; and a level updating module for updating the level of the ball objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Murakami, Yasuhito Baba
  • Publication number: 20130043351
    Abstract: There is provided a cap capable of achieving enhanced safety by inhibiting the occurrence of sparks thereinside even if a lightning current has flowed through a fastener, a fastening structure using the same, and an aircraft including the fastening structure. A cap (27) according to the present invention is attached so as to cover a portion of a fastener (15) that couples an upper skin (3) of an aircraft and a stringer (11) located inside the upper skin (3), the portion projecting through the stringer (11), wherein an outer surface (33) of the cap that comes into contact with an interior space of the upper skin (3) is a curved surface, and the cap is made of a conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kamihara, Koichi Murakami, Kazuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8310708
    Abstract: To a multi-functional peripheral, an external terminal is connected by an external user who performs a remote operation or remote monitoring of an operation for the operation screen. The multi-functional peripheral has a specific user determination portion which determines whether or not the external user who has made the connection is a remote monitoring user who performs remote monitoring, and when the external user who has made the connection is not the remote monitoring user, an operation screen during connection displaying information to show that the external terminal is being connected is displayed, and when the external user is the remote monitoring user, a normal operation screen without the information to show that the external terminal is being connected is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Murakami