Patents by Inventor Minoru Murata

Minoru 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).

  • Publication number: 20190204171
    Abstract: A pressure sensor may include a sensor chip and a support member. The sensor chip may include a diaphragm and an inner space. The diaphragm may have a thin plate shape. The diaphragm may be bent in a thickness direction by a fluid pressure. The inner space may be provided by a space adjacent to the diaphragm in the thickness direction. The support member may support the sensor chip at a position separated from the diaphragm. An outer shape of the sensor chip may be provided by a polygonal shape or a circular shape. An outer shape of the diaphragm may be provided by a polygonal shape or a circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Akira INABA, Minoru MURATA
  • Patent number: 10338215
    Abstract: The measuring point information providing device of the present invention inputs an SAR image set holding at least information indicative of a reflection intensity and a phase so as to be associated with each pixel corresponding to a resolution cell within a field of vision for image capturing including a specific region. The information is generated from observation data formed of four basic polarization pairs, i.e. HH, HV, VH and VV polarization pairs observed at generally the same time. The measuring point information providing device determines a polarization pair whose reflection intensity is not less than a predetermined value or the highest with respect to each target pixel by using the input SAR image set, and generates measuring point information including at least information indicative of the determined polarization pair of the target pixel based on a polarization pair determined by the polarization pair determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Murata
  • Patent number: 10297225
    Abstract: An information processing system according to the embodiments includes an in-vehicle device (electronic device), a portable communication terminal, a terminal position computing unit (computing unit), and a specific process executing unit (executing unit). The in-vehicle device is provided in a vehicle (predetermined facility). The portable communication terminal is capable of mutual communication with the in-vehicle device. The terminal position computing unit computes a position of the portable communication terminal based upon a motion of the portable communication terminal. The specific process executing unit, when the position of the portable communication terminal computed by the terminal position computing unit is a predetermined position that is predefined in the facility, executes a specific process corresponding to the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Shizuka Tamura, Yoshitaka Hirashima, Toshio Kitahara, Toshihiro Murata, Minoru Maehata
  • Patent number: 10209155
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a first substrate with one side on which a sensing unit for a physical quantity is arranged and multiple diffusion wiring layers electrically connected to the sensing unit are arranged by impurity diffusion; and a second substrate having one side which is bonded to the one side of the first substrate. An air tight chamber is provided between the first substrate and the second substrate. The sensing unit is sealed in the air tight chamber. The first substrate includes an outer edge portion as a portion of the one side of the first substrate surrounding multiple diffusion wiring layers, and multiple diffusion wiring layers are arranged in an inner edge portion. The outer edge portion has an impurity concentration which is constant in a circumferential direction along an edge of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouhei Yamaguchi, Masakazu Yatou, Minoru Murata
  • Publication number: 20190051575
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a first substrate having connection parts at a first surface; a second substrate bonded with the first substrate having through-holes in a stacking direction of the first and second substrates for respectively exposing the connection parts; through-electrodes respectively arranged at through-holes and electrically connected with the connection parts; and a protective film for integrally covering the through-electrodes. Frame-shaped slits are formed to respectively surround the through-holes when viewed in a normal direction with respect to the first surface of the first substrate. The protective film is separated by the slit into a region inside the slit and a region outside the slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuyuki KAKUTA, Hisanori YOKURA, Minoru MURATA
  • Publication number: 20180172530
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a first substrate with one side on which a sensing unit for a physical quantity is arranged and multiple diffusion wiring layers electrically connected to the sensing unit are arranged by impurity diffusion; and a second substrate having one side which is bonded to the one side of the first substrate. An air tight chamber is provided between the first substrate and the second substrate. The sensing unit is sealed in the air tight chamber. The first substrate includes an outer edge portion as a portion of the one side of the first substrate surrounding multiple diffusion wiring layers, and multiple diffusion wiring layers are arranged in an inner edge portion. The outer edge portion has an impurity concentration which is constant in a circumferential direction along an edge of the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Kouhei YAMAGUCHI, Masakazu YATOU, Minoru MURATA
  • Publication number: 20150337979
    Abstract: A valve apparatus has a valve housing, a valve element displaceable along a rectilinear path between first and second positions within the valve housing, and a C-shaped detent member. The detent member has a central portion located intermediate between two positions in the direction of the rectilinear path that the joint between the detent member and the valve element assumes when the valve element is positioned at the first and second positions. When the valve element is moved between the first and second positions, the detent member pivots about the central portion. When the valve element is in an intermediate position between the first and second positions, the detent member is deformed to a maximum to urge the valve element to move to the first or second position. The detent member has spring portions extending from the opposite ends of the central portion. Each spring portion has at least one looped portion curved 360 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Minoru MURATA, Shigeru MURATA
  • Publication number: 20150323666
    Abstract: The change detection device of the present invention inputs at least two SAR image sets each holding at least information indicative of a reflection intensity and a phase so as to be associated with each of pixels corresponding to a resolution cell within a field of vision for image capturing including a specific region. The information is generated from observation data formed of four basic polarization pairs, i.e. HH, HV, VH and VV polarization pairs observed by a synthetic aperture radar at generally the same time. The change detection device determines a polarization pair whose reflection intensity is not less than a predetermined value or the highest with respect to each of target pixels by using at least one SAR image set among input SAR image sets, and measures displacement at a spot corresponding to the target pixel based on a determined polarization pair and an input SAR image set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: Minoru MURATA
  • Publication number: 20150323665
    Abstract: The measuring point information providing device of the present invention inputs an SAR image set holding at least information indicative of a reflection intensity and a phase so as to be associated with each pixel corresponding to a resolution cell within a field of vision for image capturing including a specific region. The information is generated from observation data formed of four basic polarization pairs, i.e. HH, HV, VH and VV polarization pairs observed at generally the same time. The measuring point information providing device determines a polarization pair whose reflection intensity is not less than a predetermined value or the highest with respect to each target pixel by using the input SAR image set, and generates measuring point information including at least information indicative of the determined polarization pair of the target pixel based on a polarization pair determined by the polarization pair determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: Minoru MURATA
  • Publication number: 20150130687
    Abstract: A first illuminance sensor acquires the illuminance of environmental light outside a vehicle, and a second illuminance sensor acquires the illuminance of environmental light inside the vehicle. An image presentation unit controls the luminance of image display light generated from image signals of an image to be displayed, based on the luminance of environmental light acquired by the first illuminance sensor or the second illuminance sensor, and projects the image display light. The image presentation unit selects either the first illuminance sensor or the second illuminance sensor, based on a comparison result, which indicates a magnitude relation between the illuminance of environment light outside the vehicle acquired by the first illuminance sensor and an illuminance to be compared. And the image presentation unit controls the luminance of image display light, based on the illuminance of environmental light acquired by the selected illuminance sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuhiro KITAMURA, Minoru MURATA, Naotaka SHIMOSATO, Eiji AOYAMA
  • Patent number: 8469680
    Abstract: A valve body for pumps has a compressed air-filled chamber in the center thereof and a compressed air supply port through which compressed air is supplied into the compressed air-filled chamber. The outer surface of the valve body is provided with an annular groove-shaped air supply chamber that communicates between the compressed air-filled chamber and a pump-side air chamber. Compressed air supplied into the compressed air-filled chamber through the compressed air supply port is supplied into the pump-side air chamber through the air supply chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Yamada Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Murata, Shigeru Murata
  • Patent number: 8263686
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical semiconductor encapsulating composition comprising (A) an epoxy compound, (B) a carboxylic anhydride curing agent, (C) a curing accelerator, and (D) surface-coated silica particles having an average particle diameter of 5 to 50 nm in which 0.2 to 3 mmol of a silane coupling agent (D2) that contains an epoxy group-containing silane coupling agent (d1) is reacted with 1 g of silica particles (D1) to surface-coat the silica particles, the epoxy group being converted into a hydroxyl group through ring opening; and an optical semiconductor device in which an optical semiconductor is encapsulated with the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideharu Takeuchi, Kouki Hamata, Masaki Kobayashi, Minoru Murata, Takahiro Koshimizu
  • Publication number: 20110135522
    Abstract: A valve body for pumps has a compressed air-filled chamber in the center thereof and a compressed air supply port through which compressed air is supplied into the compressed air-filled chamber. The outer surface of the valve body is provided with an annular groove-shaped air supply chamber that communicates between the compressed air-filled chamber and a pump-side air chamber. Compressed air supplied into the compressed air-filled chamber through the compressed air supply port is supplied into the pump-side air chamber through the air supply chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: YAMADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru MURATA, Shigeru MURATA
  • Publication number: 20100196797
    Abstract: What is provided is a liquid supply container capable of minimizing, after the supply of liquid in a liquid reservoir to a liquid acceptor has been completed, the amount of the liquid remaining in the liquid reservoir. A liquid supply container 1 includes: a liquid reservoir 10 that changes its shape in accordance with the amount of liquid contained therein; and a liquid supply section 30 provided in the liquid reservoir 10 to supply the liquid to a liquid acceptor 50. The liquid supply section 30 includes: a liquid supply path 16 that supplies the liquid to the liquid acceptor 50; and an exposed surface 20 that defines a liquid reservoir 10-side end in the liquid supply path 16 and is exposed to the inner space of the liquid reservoir 10. The exposed surface 20 is provided with a recess capable of forming a flow path in which the liquid flows from the outer circumference of the exposed surface 20 to the liquid supply path 16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicants: NEC CORPORATION, NIX, INC., TAKACHIHO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kimura, Suguru Watanabe, Toru Takahashi, Nobuo Katsuura, Minoru Murata, Kiyoshi Isobe
  • Publication number: 20100190091
    Abstract: A liquid supply container (11) is provided with: a liquid storage part (110) for accommodating a liquid inside; and a liquid supply part (130) provided on the liquid storage part (110) for supplying the liquid accommodated in the liquid storage part (110) to a liquid receptor (150). Shock-absorbing material is arranged between the liquid storage part (110) and the liquid supply part (130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kimura, Suguru Watanabe, Toru Takahashi, Nobuo Katsuura, Minoru Murata, Kiyoshi Isobe
  • Publication number: 20100171146
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical semiconductor encapsulating composition comprising (A) an epoxy compound, (B) a carboxylic anhydride curing agent, (C) a curing accelerator, and (D) surface-coated silica particles having an average particle diameter of 5 to 50 nm in which 0.2 to 3 mmol of a silane coupling agent (D2) that contains an epoxy group-containing silane coupling agent (d1) is reacted with 1 g of silica particles (D1) to surface-coat the silica particles, the epoxy group being converted into a hydroxyl group through ring opening; and an optical semiconductor device in which an optical semiconductor is encapsulated with the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Hideharu Takeuchi, Kouki Hamata, Masaki Kobayashi, Minoru Murata, Takahiro Koshimizu
  • Patent number: 7692432
    Abstract: A liquid property sensor for detecting property of liquid includes a semiconductor board, a first electrode and a second electrode, and a protection film. The first and second electrodes are disposed on the semiconductor board to be spaced from each other at a predetermined distance. The protection film has resistance relative to the liquid, and is exposed to the liquid. The first and second electrodes detect a capacitance therebetween as the property of the liquid in accordance with a relative permittivity of the liquid. A capacitance-voltage conversion circuit of the semiconductor board converts the capacitance into a voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiko Yoshida, Minoru Murata
  • Publication number: 20090317689
    Abstract: A liquid supply container (1) provided in a fuel cell system includes a liquid chamber (10) that stores liquid therein, and a liquid supply port (30) provided in the liquid chamber (10) so as to supply the liquid stored therein to a liquid acceptor, and the liquid chamber (10) includes a groove (11) having a V-shape cross-section and formed on an upper surface (13C) of the liquid chamber (10), which serves to allow communication between the inside and the outside of the liquid chamber (10) in the case the internal pressure increases over a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kimura, Suguru Watanabe, Toru Takahashi, Nobuo Katsuura, Minoru Murata, Kiyoshi Isobe
  • Publication number: 20090286135
    Abstract: A liquid supply container is provided which includes a liquid storage portion (11) for storing liquid therein, having a pair of side walls (13A and 13B) arranged to face each other. The liquid storage portion has a supply port (12) arranged on a wall different from the pair of side walls for supplying the liquid to an object. Each of the side walls of the liquid storage portion has a gusseted structure. A rigid member (18A, 19A, 18B, 19B) is arranged between a fold line (15A, 15B) of the gusseted structure and an edge (16A, 17A, 16B, 17B) substantially parallel to the fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kimura, Suguru Watanabe, Toru Takahashi, Nobuo Katsura, Minoru Murata, Kiyoshi Isobe
  • Publication number: 20090194827
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, an element portion provided in the semiconductor substrate, and a connecting portion connected to the semiconductor substrate electrically, in which the connecting portion is formed of a conductive material in order to perform an electrical connection to an outside. The connecting portion is directly in contact with a surface of the semiconductor substrate such that the connecting portion and the semiconductor substrate are connected electrically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Masahiro Ogino, Minoru Murata, Kazuhiko Sugiura, Tetsuo Fujii