Patents by Inventor Koichi Murata

Koichi 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: 10868122
    Abstract: During epitaxial growth of an n?-type drift layer having a uniform nitrogen concentration, vanadium is doped in addition to the nitrogen, whereby an n?-type lifetime reduced layer is selectively formed in the n?-type drift layer. The n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed at a depth that is more than 5 ?m from a pn junction surface between a p-type anode layer and the n?-type drift layer in a direction toward a cathode side, and the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed separated from the pn junction surface. Further, the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed in a range from the pn junction surface to a depth that is ? times a thickness of the n?-type drift layer. A vanadium concentration of the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is 1/100 to ? of a nitrogen concentration of the n?-type lifetime reduced layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tawara, Koji Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Yonezawa, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10800436
    Abstract: A railcar steering bogie includes: a bogie frame including a cross beam; pair of axles; axle boxes accommodating bearings; axle box suspensions each including a coupling member coupling the corresponding axle box and bogie frame while allowing relative displacement in a car longitudinal direction; plate spring extending in the car longitudinal direction and including car longitudinal direction end portions extending obliquely upward along the car longitudinal direction and supported above the respective axle boxes and a car longitudinal direction middle portion unfixedly arranged under the cross beam; support seats including respective inclined upper surfaces and supporting the both respective longitudinal direction end portions of the plate spring; and gap bodies each provided between an upper surface of the corresponding axle box suspension and a lower surface of the corresponding support seat and configured to allow displacement of the axle box suspension and the support seat in the car longitudinal direct
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehiro Nishimura, Yoshi Sato, Yukitaka Taga, Yousuke Tsumura, Keiichiro Kamura, Fumikazu Kounoike, Koichi Murata, Francois Olivier Uchida, Yuta Yoshimatsu
  • Patent number: 10796507
    Abstract: An image display system includes a first processor, a second processor, and a comparator. The first processor acquires a behavior estimation result of a vehicle, and generates future position information after a predetermined time passes of the vehicle based on the behavior estimation result. The second processor acquires present information about the vehicle, and generates present position information on the vehicle and a peripheral object based on the acquired information. The comparator compares the future position information on the vehicle and the present position information on the vehicle and the peripheral object, and generates present image data indicating present positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object and future image data indicating future positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object. Further, the comparator allows a notification device to display a present image based on the present image data and a future image based on the future image data together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Sahim Kourkouss, Hisaji Murata, Koichi Emura, Eriko Ohdachi, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10730534
    Abstract: A railcar steering bogie includes: a bogie frame supporting a bolster such that the bolster is swingable relative to the bogie frame about a vertical axis; two wheelsets each including an axle and a pair of wheels; and a steering mechanism configured to steer at least one of the two wheelsets in accordance with the swinging of the bolster relative to the bogie frame. The steering mechanism includes: a steering lever configured to turn relative to the bogie frame about a fulcrum axis; a coupling link coupling the bolster and the steering lever and configured to operate in conjunction with the swinging of the bolster relative to the bogie frame; and a steering link coupled to the steering lever and configured to steer the wheelset in conjunction with the turning of the steering lever. The steering link is coupled to the steering lever by a pin member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehiro Nishimura, Yoshi Sato, Yukitaka Taga, Yousuke Tsumura, Keiichiro Kamura, Fumikazu Kounoike, Koichi Murata, Francois Olivier Uchida, Yuta Yoshimatsu
  • Patent number: 10730533
    Abstract: A railcar steering bogie includes: a bogie frame supporting a bolster such that the bolster is swingable relative to bogie frame about a vertical axis; two wheelsets; axle box suspensions including respective axle beams coupling corresponding axle boxes to bogie frame, the axle boxes accommodating respective bearings supporting corresponding axles; and a steering mechanism steering at least one of the two wheelsets in accordance with the bolster's swinging relative to the bogie frame. The steering mechanism includes: a steering lever configured to turn relative to the bogie frame about fulcrum axis; a coupling link coupling the bolster and steering lever and configured to operate in conjunction with the bolster's swinging relative to the bogie frame; and at least one steering link coupling steering lever and axle beam and configured to steer the corresponding wheelset by displacing corresponding axle box through the corresponding axle beam in conjunction with steering lever's turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehiro Nishimura, Yoshi Sato, Yukitaka Taga, Yousuke Tsumura, Keiichiro Kamura, Fumikazu Kounoike, Koichi Murata, Francois Olivier Uchida, Yuta Yoshimatsu
  • Patent number: 10676112
    Abstract: An axle box suspension includes: an axle beam including an axle beam main body portion extending from the axle box in a car longitudinal direction and a pin portion projecting from a tip end of the axle beam main body portion in the car longitudinal direction; a tubular elastic bushing including an inner tube portion, an outer tube portion, and an elastic portion interposed between the inner tube portion and the outer tube portion, the inner tube portion being fitted to the pin portion; an adapter attached to the outer tube portion and coupling the axle beam and the bogie frame; and a first stopper attached to the pin portion and configured to, when the axle box is displaced relative to the bogie frame toward one side in the car longitudinal direction by a predetermined distance, contact the adapter to restrict displacement of the axle box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehiro Nishimura, Yoshi Sato, Yukitaka Taga, Yousuke Tsumura, Keiichiro Kamura, Fumikazu Kounoike, Koichi Murata, Francois Olivier Uchida, Yuta Yoshimatsu
  • Patent number: 10665681
    Abstract: On a front surface of an n+-type starting substrate containing silicon carbide, a pin diode is configured having silicon carbide layers constituting an n+-type buffer layer, an n?-type drift layer, and a p+-type anode layer sequentially formed by epitaxial growth. The n+-type buffer layer is formed by so-called co-doping of nitrogen and vanadium, which forms a recombination center, together with an n-type impurity. The n+-type buffer layer includes a first part disposed at a side of a second interface of the buffer layer with the substrate and a second part disposed at side of a first interface of the buffer layer with the drift layer. The vanadium concentration in the second part is lower than that in the first part. The vanadium concentration in the second part is at most one tenth of the maximum value Vmax of the vanadium concentration in the n+-type buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tawara, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10522667
    Abstract: The SiC-IGBT includes a p-type collector layer, an n?-type voltage-blocking-layer provided on the collector layer, p-type base regions provided on the n?-type voltage-blocking-layer, n+-type emitter regions provided in an upper portion of the p-type base region, a gate insulating film provided in an upper portion of the voltage-blocking-layer, and a gate electrode provided on the gate insulating film. The p-type buffer layer has thickness of five micrometers or more and 20 micrometers or less and is doped with Al at impurity concentration of 5×1017 cm?3 or more and 5×1018 cm?3 or less and doped with B at impurity concentration of 2×1016 cm?3 or more and less than 5×1017 cm?3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tawara, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Koichi Murata
  • Publication number: 20190393312
    Abstract: During epitaxial growth of an n?-type drift layer having a uniform nitrogen concentration, vanadium is doped in addition to the nitrogen, whereby an n?-type lifetime reduced layer is selectively formed in the n?-type drift layer. The n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed at a depth that is more than 5 ?m from a pn junction surface between a p-type anode layer and the n?-type drift layer in a direction toward a cathode side, and the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed separated from the pn junction surface. Further, the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed in a range from the pn junction surface to a depth that is ? times a thickness of the n?-type drift layer. A vanadium concentration of the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is 1/100 to ? of a nitrogen concentration of the n?-type lifetime reduced layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi TAWARA, Koji Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Yonezawa, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10513496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one aminobenzamide compound or a salt thereof for controlling animal parasites, veterinary pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one aminobenzamide of formula (I) for preventing infection with diseases transmitted through parasites, its use for the preparation of a veterinary pharmaceutical for controlling animal parasites, and a method for preventing infection with diseases transmitted through parasites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Bayer Animal Health GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Görgens, Akihiko Yanagi, Katsuaki Wada, Tetsuya Murata, Yukiyoshi Watanabe, Jun Mihara, Koichi Araki
  • Patent number: 10508410
    Abstract: An automatic swing device for a work machine is capable of performing a sieve operation in the posture where a work device is always at a posture suitable for sieve operation. An automatic swing device includes a posture sensor that detects a posture of a work device, and a controller that outputs signals to operate at least a stick cylinder and a bucket cylinder of the work device. The controller has an automatic swing mode in which the work device is automatically swung while the posture detected by the posture sensor is maintained to be in the range of a predetermined posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: Shota Hoshaku, Koichi Murata, Masashi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10503016
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device that has excellent visibility while using a protective film comprising a polyester film. The liquid crystal display device comprises a backlight light source, and a liquid crystal cell disposed between two polarizers; the backlight light source being a white light-emitting diode; each of the polarizers comprising a polarizing film and protective films laminated on both sides of the polarizing film; and at least one of the protective films being a polyester film having a retardation of 3,000 to 30,000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Murata, Yasushi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20190344798
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a safe behavior determiner, clustering range controller, and safety determiner. The safe behavior determiner classifies parameter values indicating a travel state of a vehicle into multiple ranges based on travel safety. The safe behavior determiner also determines a safe behavior for the vehicle by which the travel state of the vehicle is adjusted such that the parameter values fall under a safety range with high travel safety. The clustering range controller changes a position of a boundary between the ranges according to an external environment of the vehicle. The safety determiner acquires a behavior estimation result of the vehicle and the safe behavior determined by the safe behavior determiner, and determines behavior control of the vehicle on the basis of at least the acquired behavior estimation result or safe behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: HIDETO MOTOMURA, HISAJI MURATA, ERIKO OHDACHI, MASANAGA TSUJI, KOICHI EMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS
  • Publication number: 20190347879
    Abstract: An image display system includes a first processor, a second processor, and a comparator. The first processor acquires a behavior estimation result of a vehicle, and generates future position information after a predetermined time passes of the vehicle based on the behavior estimation result. The second processor acquires present information about the vehicle, and generates present position information on the vehicle and a peripheral object based on the acquired information. The comparator compares the future position information on the vehicle and the present position information on the vehicle and the peripheral object, and generates present image data indicating present positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object and future image data indicating future positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object. Further, the comparator allows a notification device to display a present image based on the present image data and a future image based on the future image data together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: HIDETO MOTOMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS, HISAJI MURATA, KOICHI EMURA, ERIKO OHDACHI, MASANAGA TSUJI
  • Patent number: 10464581
    Abstract: A carbody support device of a railway vehicle, including support mechanisms installed between a front bogie and a carbody and between a rear bogie and the carbody in a traveling direction, and supporting the carbody against the respective bogies. The support mechanisms regulate both the front bogie and the rear bogie inclining in the same vehicle width direction with respect to the carbody when the railway vehicle travels through a curve, while the support mechanisms permit the front bogie and the rear bogie inclining in different vehicle width directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshi Sato, Yukitaka Taga, Shunichi Nakao, Kazuo Isomura, Makoto Tamaki, Junichi Shirakawa, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10467990
    Abstract: A numerical controller includes a drawing processing unit that draws a screen on a display unit, an image display cycle measurement processing unit that measures a display cycle of the screen, and a drawing quality change processing unit that determines drawing quality of the screen based on the display cycle or a CPU processing amount estimated from the display cycle. The drawing processing unit draws the screen according to the drawing quality determined by the drawing quality change processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Syuuzo Adachi, Mamoru Kubo, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10464582
    Abstract: A carbody support device of a railway vehicle, including support mechanisms installed between a front bogie and a carbody and between a rear bogie and the carbody in a traveling direction, and supporting the carbody against the respective bogies. The support mechanisms regulate both the front bogie and the rear bogie inclining in the same vehicle width direction with respect to the carbody when the railway vehicle travels through a curve, while the support mechanisms permit the front bogie and the rear bogie inclining in different vehicle width directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshi Sato, Yukitaka Taga, Shunichi Nakao, Kazuo Isomura, Makoto Tamaki, Junichi Shirakawa, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10444737
    Abstract: A numerical controller operates a machine tool based on a plurality of parameters and a machining program. A user is allowed to refer to a parameter that has not been set, in other words, a parameter not falling within the range of recommended setting values, among parameters that may influence the shortening of a cycle time of the operation of the machining program on a display screen. For this reason, the user can use the parameter as a reference for reviewing the parameter setting for the purpose of shortening the cycle time or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Saitou, Koichi Murata, Mamoru Kubo
  • Publication number: 20190291583
    Abstract: A railcar bogie includes: a bogie frame; a first axle box accommodating a first bearing supporting a first axle; a second axle box accommodating a second bearing supporting a second axle; a supporting device connected to the bogie frame and also connected to the first axle box or a member provided at the first axle box, unsprung vibration being transferred to the first axle box; and a third-rail current collector attached to the supporting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshi SATO, Takehiro NISHIMURA, Keiichiro KAMURA, Koichi MURATA, Francois Olivier UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 10394943
    Abstract: A numerical controller includes: a screen display section that displays a screen to which a screen identifier identifying a screen is added; an image storage section that stores, as image data, the screen displayed on the screen display section; a memo input section that adds memo data to the image data; and a memo management section that records the memo data and the screen identifier so as to be associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kakimoto, Mamoru Kubo, Koichi Murata