Patents by Inventor Masahiro Murata

Masahiro 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: 11079626
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: a liquid crystal panel; a backlight; an illuminance sensor; and a display controller. The liquid crystal panel includes, in order toward the backlight, an antireflection layer, a first linearly polarizing plate, a first ?/4 retardation layer, a first substrate, a second ?/4 retardation layer, a liquid crystal layer, a second substrate, and a second linearly polarizing plate. The liquid crystal panel has a reflectance within a predetermined range in irradiating the liquid crystal panel with light from an antireflection layer side. The liquid crystal display device satisfies a predetermined relation in the following X and Y, where X (unit: lx) is defined as an environmental illuminance detected by the illuminance sensor, and Y (unit: nit) is defined as a luminance of the backlight, adjusted by the display controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawahira, Koji Murata, Takako Koide, Masahiro Hasegawa, Akira Sakai, Kiyoshi Minoura
  • Publication number: 20210233948
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging element with pixel transistors and wires capable of efficiently outputting and transferring a pixel signal from a stacked photoelectric conversion film while suppressing an increase in manufacturing cost, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro JOEI, Kenichi MURATA, Fumihiko KOGA, Iwao YAGI, Shintarou HIRATA, Hideaki TOGASHI, Yosuke SAITO
  • Publication number: 20210215968
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device of the present invention includes in the following order from a viewing surface side a first polarizer, a first positive A plate having an in-plane retardation of 120 nm or greater and 155 nm or smaller, a positive C plate having a thickness retardation of 80 nm or greater and 100 nm or smaller, a first substrate, a second positive A plate having an in-plane retardation of 120 nm or greater and 155 nm or smaller, a horizontally aligned liquid crystal layer, a second substrate, a viewing angle compensation layer, and a second polarizer. The device further includes between the first polarizer and the first positive A plate a positive C plate having a thickness retardation of 30 nm or greater and 80 nm or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: MASAHIRO HASEGAWA, AKIRA SAKAI, TAKAKO KOIDE, YUICHI KAWAHIRA, KOJI MURATA, KIYOSHI MINOURA
  • Publication number: 20210184267
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery includes an external container, an electrode group, and a sealing plate. The electrode group includes a positive electrode and a negative electrode wound in a flat shape with an insulating layer interposed therebetween. Thicknesses TE of the positive and negative electrodes are each from 0.03 mm to 0.08 mm. A first direction is orthogonal to a winding axis direction of the electrode group. A second direction is parallel to the winding axis direction. The thicknesses TE of each electrode, a thickness TW of the electrode group in the third direction orthogonal to the first and second directions, and an innermost circumferential height HIC of the electrode group in the first direction satisfy 0.02?(TE×TW)/HIC?0.04.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masanori TANAKA, Tatsuya SHINODA, Yasuaki MURASHI, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Koichi TAKESHITA, Masahiro MURATA
  • Publication number: 20210135320
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a battery is provided. The battery includes a first lead clamping a current-collecting tab wound into multiple layers. The first lead includes: a joint plate portion electrically connected to the second lead; and a cover plate portion opposing the joint plate portion with the current-collecting tab wound into multiple layers interposed therebetween. The cover plate portion includes a first plate portion and a second plate portion extending continuously from the first plate portion. The second plate portion includes a protrusion protruding relative to the first plate portion along a direction in which the second lead extends. The protrusion is curved toward at least one end of the wound electrode group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masahiro MURATA, Yasuaki MURASHI, Tatsuya SHINODA
  • Publication number: 20200411910
    Abstract: A secondary battery according to an embodiment includes an exterior material including an opening portion and including a bottom, a wound electrode group housed in the exterior material in order for an insertion direction to be perpendicular to a winding axis, and a lid attached to the opening portion of the exterior material and including at least a plate-like member, a positive electrode terminal, and a negative electrode terminal. When a minimum distance between the lid and the wound electrode group is AMIN, 0.5 mm<AMIN<2.0 mm is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuaki MURASHI, Masahiro MURATA, Tatsuya SHINODA
  • Patent number: 10844487
    Abstract: A film deposition method is provided for filling a recessed pattern formed in a surface of a substrate with a film. In the method, an adsorption blocking group is formed by adsorbing chlorine gas activated by plasma on a top surface of the substrate and an upper portion of the recessed pattern. A source gas that contains one of silicon and a metal, and chlorine, is adsorbed on a lower portion of the recessed pattern where the adsorption blocking group is not formed, by supplying the source gas to the surface of the substrate including the recessed pattern. A molecular layer of a nitride film produced by a reaction of the source gas and a nitriding gas is deposited on the lower portion of the trench by supplying the nitriding gas to the surface of the substrate including the recessed pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yutaka Takahashi, Masahiro Murata, Hitoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 10823642
    Abstract: A spoke angle deviation amount measuring system (2) includes a first to fourth support units (21) to (24) configured to support rotatably a first to fourth tires (11) to (14), respectively. Shaft portions (31d) of the support units (21) to (24) are positioned by positioning caps (55) after a vehicle (3) is moved to a measuring position with a steering wheel (4) positioned neutral. With the tires (11) to (14) inclined at a toe angle with respect to a front-and-rear direction, when the vehicle (3) is caused to travel forwards, lateral stress is exerted on the support units (21) to (24), whereby the support units (21) to (24) turn about the corresponding shaft portions (31d). An angle sensor (40) detects turning angles of the support units (21) to (24). A control device (27) calculates a spoke angle deviation amount based on the detected turning angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kurai, Kento Aono, Masahiro Murata, Tatsuya Sakai, Takayuki Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200274114
    Abstract: A battery includes a casing, a terminal, an electrode assembly, a collector, and a joint. The terminal is supported by the casing. The electrode assembly is housed in the casing and includes an electrode pair of a sheet form having different polarities from each other and a separator located between the electrode pair, the electrode pair and the separator laminated and wound around an axis. The collector is located at an axial end of the electrode assembly, electrically connected to the terminal, and includes a plurality of collector tabs. The collector tabs are part of one of the electrodes and laminated on each other with no other electrode and the separator placed in-between. The joint joins fringes of the laminated collector tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirokiyo MAMYODA, Masahiro MURATA, Naoki IWAMURA, Nobuyasu NEGISHI, Takashi OBARA, Tetsuo SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200251787
    Abstract: A battery includes a casing, a terminal, an electrode assembly, a collector, and a joint. The joint joins laminated fringes of the electrode assembly. The collector includes a cut part including the fringes. The cut part includes the joint. The electrode assembly includes a turnback pair formed by folding back the electrodes from one of an extension pair to the other. The collector includes a connection electrically connected to the terminal, including part of the extension pair, and not including at least one of the turnback pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tatsuya SHINODA, Masahiro MURATA, Hirokiyo MAMYODA, Nobuyasu NEGISHI
  • Patent number: 10480067
    Abstract: A film deposition method for filling a recessed pattern with a SiN film is provided. NH2 groups are caused to adsorb on a surface of a substrate containing a recessed pattern formed in a top surface of the substrate by supplying a first process gas containing NH3 converted to first plasma to the surface of the substrate containing the recessed pattern. The NH2 groups is partially converted to N groups by supplying a second process gas containing N2 converted to second plasma to the surface of the substrate containing the recessed pattern on which the NH2 groups is adsorbed. A silicon-containing gas is caused to adsorb on the NH2 groups by supplying the silicon-containing gas to the surface of the substrate containing the recessed pattern on which the NH2 groups and the N groups are adsorbed. The above steps are cyclically repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Masahiro Murata, Jun Sato, Shigehiro Miura
  • Patent number: 10431452
    Abstract: A protective film forming method is provided. In the method, substantially an entire surface of a silicon-containing underfilm is terminated with fluorine by supplying a fluorine-containing gas to the silicon-containing underfilm formed on a substrate having a surface including a plurality of recesses and a flat surface provided between the adjacent recesses. A surface of the silicon-containing underfilm formed on the flat surface of the substrate is nitrided by supplying a nitriding gas converted to plasma to the silicon-containing underfilm terminated with fluorine such that a silicon adsorption site is formed on the surface of the silicon-containing underfilm formed on the flat surface of the substrate. A silicon-containing gas is adsorbed on the silicon adsorption site by supplying the silicon-containing gas to the silicon-containing underfilm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yutaka Takahashi, Masahiro Murata
  • Publication number: 20190292926
    Abstract: A method for disassembling/assembling a gas turbine including a seal plate disposed on a first side of a rotor disc in an axial direction of the rotor disc, and a seal plate restraint part for restricting movement of the seal plate relative to the rotor disc in a radial direction of the rotor disc includes a seal-plate-restraint-state switching step of moving the seal plate restraint part along the axial direction to switch between a seal plate non-restraint state where the seal plate restraint part does not restrict movement of the seal plate in the radial direction and a seal plate restraint state where at least a part of the seal plate restraint part protrudes in the axial direction from the seal plate and thereby restricts movement of the seal plate in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro MURATA, Eiichi TSUTSUMI, Yoshimasa TAKAOKA, Shinya HASHIMOTO, Naoki IKUSHIMA, Tetsuya SHIMMYO
  • Publication number: 20190277146
    Abstract: A method for disassembling/assembling a gas turbine including a seal plate disposed on a first side of a rotor disc in an axial direction of the rotor disc, and a seal plate restraint part for restricting movement of the seal plate in a radial direction of the rotor disc. The method includes a seal-plate-restraint-state switching step of operating the seal plate restraint part from a second side in the axial direction via a clearance between a platform of a blade and a region of an outer peripheral surface of the rotor disc except a blade groove for receiving the blade to switch between a seal plate non-restraint state where the seal plate restraint part does not restrict movement of the seal plate in the radial direction and a seal plate restraint state where at least a part of the seal plate restraint part protrudes in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro MURATA, Eiichi TSUTSUMI, Yoshimasa TAKAOKA, Shinya HASHIMOTO, Naoki IKUSHIMA, Tetsuya SHIMMYO
  • Publication number: 20190277147
    Abstract: A method for disassembling/assembling a gas turbine including a seal plate disposed on a first side of a rotor disc in an axial direction of the rotor disc, and a seal plate restraint part for restricting movement of the seal plate relative to the rotor disc in a radial direction of the rotor disc includes a seal-plate-restraint-state switching step of operating the seal plate restraint part from a second side in the axial direction to switch between a seal plate non-restraint state where the seal plate restraint part does not restrict movement of the seal plate in the radial direction and a seal plate restraint state where at least a part of the seal plate restraint part protrudes toward the second side in the axial direction from the seal plate and thereby restricts movement of the seal plate in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro MURATA, Eiichi TSUTSUMI, Yoshimasa TAKAOKA, Shinya HASHIMOTO, Naoki IKUSHIMA, Tetsuya SHIMMYO
  • Patent number: D875889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAGINOMIYA SEISAKUSHO, INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Murata, Yutaka Koyama, Daiichiro Kemmotsu, Ryo Mitome, Seiichi Nakano
  • Patent number: D875890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAGINOMIYA SEISAKUSHO, INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Murata, Yutaka Koyama, Daiichiro Kemmotsu, Ryo Mitome, Seiichi Nakano
  • Patent number: D875891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAGINOMIYA SEISAKUSHO, INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Murata, Yutaka Koyama, Daiichiro Kemmotsu, Ryo Mitome, Seiichi Nakano
  • Patent number: D876589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAGINOMIYA SEISAKUSHO, INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Murata, Yutaka Koyama, Daiichiro Kemmotsu, Ryo Mitome, Seiichi Nakano
  • Patent number: D877862
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAGINOMIYA SEISAKUSHO, INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Murata, Yutaka Koyama, Daiichiro Kemmotsu, Ryo Mitome, Seiichi Nakano