Patents by Inventor Masanori Murakami

Masanori 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: 20210264813
    Abstract: A control device is provided with: a posture information storage unit that stores posture associated information associated with workability being an evaluation criterion at a time of a posture for each piece of posture information of an operator; a posture information detection unit that acquires posture information of the operator during work as current posture information; a posture information calculation unit that obtains, from the posture associated information, ideal posture information for making improvement on workability of the current posture information, obtained by referring to the posture associated information in the storage unit from the current posture information; and a posture information notification unit that notifies the ideal posture information obtained by the calculation unit as an improvement proposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihide TANAKA, Masanori MIYAGI, Kazumichi HOSOYA, Hiroki MURAKAMI, Masao SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10955781
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus, an image forming apparatus, and a nip width controlling method, capable of preventing deterioration in fixing quality by controlling the nip width with high accuracy, are provided. The fixing apparatus includes a pair of fixing members that are in pressure-contact with each other and in which at least one of the members rotates to thereby form a fixing nip that sandwiches and conveys a recording medium; a moving section that moves the pair of fixing members relative to each other in a direction in which the pair of fixing members are brought into pressure-contact with each other or in a direction opposite thereto; a detector that detects rotational torque for rotating any one of the pair of fixing members; and a control section that controls the moving section such that the pair of fixing members are moved relative to each other corresponding to the detected rotational torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masanori Murakami, Takashi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10797553
    Abstract: The rotor includes an annular permanent magnet, an annular first iron core situated on the inner diameter side of the magnet, an annular second iron core situated on the inner diameter side of the first iron core, an insulating member situated between the first iron core and the second iron core, and a shaft provided along a central axis of the second iron core, the first iron core is provided with a plurality of outer periphery side convex portions protruding from an inner periphery toward the inner diameter side, the second iron core is provided with a plurality of inner periphery side convex portions protruding from an outer periphery toward the outer diameter side, and the outer periphery side convex portions and the inner periphery side convex portions are disposed in positions not overlapping each other when viewed in the radial direction from the axis of the second iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tsuruta, Masanori Murakami, Shingo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200192252
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus, an image forming apparatus, and a nip width controlling method, capable of preventing deterioration in fixing quality by controlling the nip width with high accuracy, are provided. The fixing apparatus includes a pair of fixing members that are in pressure-contact with each other and in which at least one of the members rotates to thereby form a fixing nip that sandwiches and conveys a recording medium; a moving section that moves the pair of fixing members relative to each other in a direction in which the pair of fixing members are brought into pressure-contact with each other or in a direction opposite thereto; a detector that detects rotational torque for rotating any one of the pair of fixing members; and a control section that controls the moving section such that the pair of fixing members are moved relative to each other corresponding to the detected rotational torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Masanori MURAKAMI, Takashi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200166409
    Abstract: A temperature processing apparatus according to the present embodiment includes a storage device, and a processor. The processor includes an alignment module, an acquisition module, a processing module, a determination module, and a display processing module. The determination module configured to determine whether the temperature data fits in a first state. The display processing module is configured to display a temperature-distribution image of the temperature data fitting the first state on a display module by mapping the temperature-distribution image of the temperature data fitting the first state on at least either the real-space image or an image of the three-dimensional model, when the determination module determines that the temperature data fits the first state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Akira NEMOTO, Shota TSUDA, Masanori MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10622855
    Abstract: A rotor includes permanent magnets, an annular outer periphery side iron core (first core) disposed on the inner diameter side of the permanent magnets, an annular inner periphery side iron core (second core) disposed on the inner diameter side of the first core, and an insulating member insulating the first core and the second core from each other. The first core includes positioning convex portions protruding from the outer periphery toward the outer diameter side, formed in the circumferential direction and positioning the permanent magnets, and outer periphery side rotation locking concave portions being concave from the inner periphery toward the outer diameter side and formed in the circumferential direction. The positioning convex portions and the outer periphery side rotation locking concave portions are formed in positions overlapping each other when viewed in the radial direction from the central axis of the second core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Masanori Murakami
  • Patent number: 10579000
    Abstract: A fixing member comes in contact with a recording material, and the fixing member includes: an inner layer; an outer layer; and a graphite layer provided between the inner layer and the outer layer, wherein the graphite layer is bonded to at least any one of the inner layer and the outer layer, and a surface of the graphite layer to be bonded to the at least any one of the layers is ozone-treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masanori Murakami
  • Publication number: 20190214875
    Abstract: The rotor includes an annular permanent magnet, an annular first iron core situated on the inner diameter side of the magnet, an annular second iron core situated on the inner diameter side of the first iron core, an insulating member situated between the first iron core and the second iron core, and a shaft provided along a central axis of the second iron core, the first iron core is provided with a plurality of outer periphery side convex portions protruding from an inner periphery toward the inner diameter side, the second iron core is provided with a plurality of inner periphery side convex portions protruding from an outer periphery toward the outer diameter side, and the outer periphery side convex portions and the inner periphery side convex portions are disposed in positions not overlapping each other when viewed in the radial direction from the axis of the second iron core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Fujitsu General Limited
    Inventors: Tetsuya TSURUTA, Masanori MURAKAMI, Shingo SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10270318
    Abstract: An electric motor includes: a rotating shaft; a rotor securely attached to the rotating shaft and including a cylindrical magnet portion; a stator formed in an annular shape on an outer peripheral side of the rotor; a board installed above the rotor and the stator with a predetermined air gap therefrom; and a lead wire connected to the board. A connecting portion of the board and the lead wire is formed at a position on an inner side of an axial projection plane of the magnet portion of the rotor above the board. In this electric motor, even when the rotor is increased in diameter, the connecting portion of the lead wire connected to the board can be prevented from being located proximate to an upper part of the magnet portion of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanori Murakami, Tsugiyoshi Ono, Masaki Yamada, Shingo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10250109
    Abstract: The metal conductive plate 60 electrically connecting the bracket 51 on the output side and the bracket 52 on the counter-output side includes: a first abutting portion 61 formed on one end and abutted on a side of the bearing house 520 on the counter-output side, the first abutting portion 61 warping in a direction away from the case 20; a second abutting portion 62 formed on the other end and abutted on an inner side of the bracket 51 on the output side press-fitted on the case 20; and a conductive sleeve 63 connecting the first abutting portion 61 and the second abutting portion 62. The conductive plate 60 and the case 20 include a holding unit for holding a state in which the first abutting portion 61 is abutted on the side of the bearing house 520 on the counter-output side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Yamada, Masanori Murakami, Tsugiyoshi Ono
  • Patent number: 10241451
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus includes: an endless fixing belt; a pad member having a receiving surface and a supported surface; a pressing rotator pressing the fixing belt against the receiving surface and forming a nip portion between an outer circumferential surface of the fixing belt and the pressing rotator; a supporting member supporting the pad member; and a heating source to heat the fixing belt. The supporting member includes a base abutting on the supported surface of the pad member, and an erected wall erected from the base to partition a space inside the fixing belt into an upstream space and a downstream space. The erected wall is disposed upstream or downstream in a recording-material transport direction, from an intermediate position of the nip portion. The heating source is disposed in a larger one of the upstream space and the downstream space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masanori Murakami, Toru Hayase, Mamoru Fukaya, Hideaki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10209660
    Abstract: Provided is an image formation device for forming a toner image as an image to be printed on a sheet to transfer and fix the unfixed toner image onto the sheet, wherein a density adjustment setting of optionally adjusting a density of a printed image by a user is provided as a printing condition, and a toner increase mode for applying, to the sheet, more toner than that in a case of selecting a maximum density selectable in the density adjustment setting is provided as a printing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masanori Murakami
  • Patent number: 10208836
    Abstract: A brake of an automatic transmission holds a second ring gear of a second planetary gear stationary, and includes: friction plates and separator plates; and a drum member as a brake hub that is continuously coupled to the second ring gear and is rotatably supported by an inner tubular portion of a center support between the friction plates, for example, and the second planetary gear. The drum member and the second ring gear are coupled together via a spline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Murakami, Naoya Jinnai, Takuya Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20190018349
    Abstract: A fixing member comes in contact with a recording material, and the fixing member includes: an inner layer; an outer layer; and a graphite layer provided between the inner layer and the outer layer, wherein the graphite layer is bonded to at least any one of the inner layer and the outer layer, and a surface of the graphite layer to be bonded to the at least any one of the layers is ozone-treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masanori MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10117853
    Abstract: A compound exerts a strong analgesic effect against pain, in particular, neuropathic pain and/or fibromyalgia syndrome. A cyclic amine derivative represented by general formula or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof: A method of treating neuropathic pain includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of the cyclic amine derivative to a mammal. A method of treating fibromyalgia syndrome includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of the cyclic amine derivative to a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuji Udagawa, Yasuhiro Morita, Naoki Izumimoto, Katsuhiko Iseki, Shunsuke Iwano, Tomoya Miyoshi, Yuji Osada, Tetsuro Koreeda, Masanori Murakami, Motohiro Shiraki, Kei Takahashi, Keiyu Oshida, Eriko Higashi
  • Publication number: 20180278105
    Abstract: A rotor includes permanent magnets, an annular outer periphery side iron core (first core) disposed on the inner diameter side of the permanent magnets, an annular inner periphery side iron core (second core) disposed on the inner diameter side of the first core, and an insulating member insulating the first core and the second core from each other. The first core includes positioning convex portions protruding from the outer periphery toward the outer diameter side, formed in the circumferential direction and positioning the permanent magnets, and outer periphery side rotation locking concave portions being concave from the inner periphery toward the outer diameter side and formed in the circumferential direction. The positioning convex portions and the outer periphery side rotation locking concave portions are formed in positions overlapping each other when viewed in the radial direction from the central axis of the second core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Masanori MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20180217540
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus includes: an endless fixing belt; a pad member having a receiving surface and a supported surface; a pressing rotator pressing the fixing belt against the receiving surface and forming a nip portion between an outer circumferential surface of the fixing belt and the pressing rotator; a supporting member supporting the pad member; and a heating source to heat the fixing belt. The supporting member includes a base abutting on the supported surface of the pad member, and an erected wall erected from the base to partition a space inside the fixing belt into an upstream space and a downstream space. The erected wall is displaced upstream or downstream in a recording-material transport direction, from an intermediate position of the nip portion. The heating source is disposed in a larger one of the upstream space and the downstream space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masanori Murakami, Toru Hayase, Mamoru Fukaya, Hideaki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10036985
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a heat rotating body, a pressure applying rotating body, a heat leveling rotating body for equalizing temperature distribution of a rotating body which is one of the heat rotating body and the pressure applying rotating body, and a brush rotating body which includes a plurality of fibers for cleaning a surface of the heat leveling rotating body. A switching unit switches a contact state between the heat leveling rotating body and the rotating body which is the one of the heat rotating body and the pressure applying rotating body, between a state in which the heat leveling rotating body makes contact with the rotating body and a state in which the heat leveling rotating body is separated from the rotating body, by moving integrally the heat leveling rotating body and the brush rotating body making contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masanori Murakami
  • Publication number: 20180202500
    Abstract: Protruding portions have an agitation face on the side surface thereof to agitate or dam hydraulic oil. An oil chamber defining portion has a supply hole that is allowed to supply the hydraulic oil from outside a hydraulic oil chamber by communicating with the hydraulic oil chamber from the rotational center side. When the protruding portions abut against the oil chamber defining portion so that the capacity of the hydraulic oil chamber is minimized, the supply hole faces, in a radial direction, a flow passage that is surrounded by circumferentially adjacent ones of the protruding portions, an oil chamber defining portion, and a piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori MURAKAMI, Shota IKEDA, Tomohiro NISHINA, Tsubasa TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180104221
    Abstract: A compound exerts a strong analgesic effect against pain, in particular, neuropathic pain and/or fibromyalgia syndrome. A cyclic amine derivative represented by general formula or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof A method of treating neuropathic pain includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of the cyclic amine derivative to a mammal. A method of treating fibromyalgia syndrome includes administering a therapeutically effective amount of the cyclic amine derivative to a mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Shuji Udagawa, Yasuhiro Morita, Naoki Izumimoto, Katsuhiko Iseki, Shunsuke Iwano, Tomoya Miyoshi, Yuji Osada, Tetsuro Koreeda, Masanori Murakami, Motohiro Shiraki, Kei Takahashi, Keiyu Oshida, Eriko Higashi