Patents by Inventor Satoru Murata

Satoru 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: 10029078
    Abstract: Provided are a pancreas perfusion apparatus capable of administering a drug only to the pancreas and strictly suppressing a leakage of the drug outside the pancreas and a method for controlling the same. The apparatus includes: a first vein occlusion section occluding a vein through which a venous blood from the pancreas flows; a second vein occlusion section occluding a vein into which a venous blood from collateral pathways outside the pancreas flows; an artery occlusion section occluding sites where an artery that nourishes the pancreas is connected to arteries that nourish other tissues; a drug administration section recovering a liquid upstream of the first vein occlusion section and supplying the recovered liquid to the artery; a systemic circulation section recovering a liquid upstream of the second vein occlusion section and feeding the recovered liquid into a systemic circulation; and a control device controlling the systemic circulation pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KOSEI ADVANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoru Murata
  • Publication number: 20180142353
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a reaction tube defining a substrate processing chamber; a gas inlet provided at a lower portion of the reaction tube to supply a process gas; a first buffer unit for temporarily retaining the process gas, the first buffer unit at a first side of an inner surface of the reaction tube and includes a plurality of gas supply holes; and a gas outlet provided at a second side of the inner surface of the reaction tube opposite to the first side, to exhaust the process gas from the process chamber. The gas supply holes are provided from an upper end portion of the first buffer unit to a lower end portion of the first buffer unit, and the process gas is supplied through the plurality of gas supply holes into the process chamber, passes through the process chamber, and exhausted through the gas outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuya MARUBAYASHI, Satoru MURATA, Kosuke TAKAGI, Atsushi HIRANO, Kiyoaki YAMADA, Haruo MORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180133439
    Abstract: A guidewire has a distal-most end portion that retains its desired shape. The guidewire includes a first brazing member joining a distal end of a core shaft to a distal end of an outer coil, and a second brazing member provided adjacent to and on a proximal side of the first brazing member. The guidewire also includes an outer coil surrounding an outer periphery of the core shaft, and an inner coil provided between the outer coil and the core shaft. The second brazing member is provided between the outer coil and the inner coil, but is not provided between the inner coil and the core shaft. The melting point of the first brazing member is higher than the melting point of the second brazing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru MURATA, Tadahiro KOIKE, Yumiko NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20170335452
    Abstract: A substrate treatment apparatus includes: a reaction tube including a substrate treatment region in which a substrate is treated; and a furnace opening member disposed in a lower portion of the reaction tube. The reaction tube includes a flange formed to protrude outward in the lower portion of the reaction tube, and an extension portion formed to extend downward from a lower end of the flange, the extension portion being formed to have a thickness larger than a thickness of the reaction tube at a position corresponding to the substrate treatment region, and being configured to cover an inner circumferential surface of the furnace opening member. An inner surface of the extension portion protrudes more inward than an inner surface of the reaction tube at the position corresponding to the substrate treatment region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Keishin YAMAZAKI, Satoru MURATA, Shinya MORITA
  • Publication number: 20160235950
    Abstract: Provided are a pancreas perfusion apparatus capable of administering a drug only to the pancreas and strictly suppressing a leakage of the drug outside the pancreas and a method for controlling the same. The apparatus includes: a first vein occlusion section occluding a vein through which a venous blood from the pancreas flows; a second vein occlusion section occluding a vein into which a venous blood from collateral pathways outside the pancreas flows; an artery occlusion section occluding sites where an artery that nourishes the pancreas is connected to arteries that nourish other tissues; a drug administration section recovering a liquid upstream of the first vein occlusion section and supplying the recovered liquid to the artery; a systemic circulation section recovering a liquid upstream of the second vein occlusion section and feeding the recovered liquid into a systemic circulation; and a control device controlling the systemic circulation pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Satoru MURATA
  • Patent number: 9295813
    Abstract: A guidewire includes a linear portion, a curved portion that is provided distally of the linear portion, a boundary portion that is provided between the linear portion and the curved portion, a lubricant portion that is provided on a surface of the linear portion, and a low lubricant portion that is provided at least on a surface of the boundary portion disposed on a side of the guidewire opposite of a direction toward which the curved portion is curved, a lubricating ability of the low lubricant portion being lower than that of the lubricant portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuya Kanazawa, Satoru Murata
  • Publication number: 20160074630
    Abstract: A guidewire has a distal-most end portion that retains its desired shape. The guidewire includes a first brazing member joining a distal end of a core shaft to a distal end of an outer coil, and a second brazing member provided adjacent to and on a proximal side of the first brazing member. The melting point of the first brazing member is higher than the melting point of the second brazing member. As a result, deformation of the first brazing member due to a heat produced during formation of the second brazing member is prevented or minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Satoru MURATA, Tadahiro KOIKE, Yumiko NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20150306357
    Abstract: A guidewire includes a shaft, an outer coil wound around a distal end portion of the shaft, and an inner coil provided within the outer coil. The outer coil is formed by winding a plurality of stranded wires in a spiral manner, each of the stranded wires being formed of a plurality of elemental wires twisted together, and the direction of winding of the outer coil is opposite to the direction of winding of the inner coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Satoru MURATA, Tadahiro KOIKE, Keisuke USHIDA
  • Patent number: 9169769
    Abstract: A gas-fired engine that supplies high-pressure liquefied gas (e.g., LNG) as fuel by a reciprocating pump. A gas fuel supply device includes: a reciprocating pump driven by a hydraulic motor to boost an introduced liquefied gas pressure to a desired pressure and discharge the liquefied gas; a hydraulic oil introduction line that introduces a portion of high-pressure hydraulic oil from a hydraulic oil line and supplies the high-pressure hydraulic oil to the hydraulic motor; a hydraulic oil return line that returns the high-pressure hydraulic oil to the hydraulic oil line; a heating unit that heats and gasifies the boosted liquefied gas; a control section that adjusts a rotational speed of the hydraulic motor to maintain constant a gas fuel outlet pressure of the heating unit; and an engine inlet gas pressure-reducing valve that regulates a gas fuel pressure injected into a combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Murata, Masaru Oka
  • Publication number: 20150275824
    Abstract: A gas-fired engine which supplies high-pressure liquefied gas (e.g., LNG) as fuel by a reciprocating pump. A gas fuel supply device includes: a reciprocating pump driven by a hydraulic motor to boost an introduced liquefied gas pressure to a desired pressure and discharge the liquefied gas; a hydraulic oil introduction line that introduces a portion of high-pressure hydraulic oil from a hydraulic oil line and supplies the high-pressure hydraulic oil to the hydraulic motor; a hydraulic oil return line that returns the high-pressure hydraulic oil to the hydraulic oil line; a heating unit that heats and gasifies the boosted liquefied gas; a control section that adjusts a rotational speed of the hydraulic motor to maintain constant a gas fuel outlet pressure of the heating unit; and an engine inlet gas pressure-reducing valve that regulates a gas fuel pressure injected into a combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Satoru MURATA, Masaru OKA
  • Publication number: 20150206622
    Abstract: A stranded wire whose deformation or breakage is suppressed so that sufficient safety is ensured, and a guidewire employing the stranded wire. The stranded wire includes a core element wire and side element wires wound so as to cover a circumference of the core element wire, the core element wire and the side element wires being stranded together. The side element wires include at least a pair of first side element wires arranged point-symmetrically around the core element wire, and a second side element wire having a tensile strength lower than a tensile strength of the core element wire and a tensile strength of the first side element wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Satoru MURATA, Tadahiro KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20140188004
    Abstract: A guidewire includes a linear portion, a curved portion that is provided distally of the linear portion, a boundary portion that is provided between the linear portion and the curved portion, a lubricant portion that is provided on a surface of the linear portion, and a low lubricant portion that is provided at least on a surface of the boundary portion disposed on a side of the guidewire opposite of a direction toward which the curved portion is curved, a lubricating ability of the low lubricant portion being lower than that of the lubricant portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuya KANAZAWA, Satoru MURATA
  • Publication number: 20130312408
    Abstract: A gas-fired engine that supplies high-pressure liquefied gas (e.g., LNG) as fuel by a reciprocating pump. A gas fuel supply device includes: a reciprocating pump driven by a hydraulic motor to boost an introduced liquefied gas pressure to a desired pressure and discharge the liquefied gas; a hydraulic oil introduction line that introduces a portion of high-pressure hydraulic oil from a hydraulic oil line and supplies the high-pressure hydraulic oil to the hydraulic motor; a hydraulic oil return line that returns the high-pressure hydraulic oil to the hydraulic oil line; a heating unit that heats and gasifies the boosted liquefied gas; a control section that adjusts a rotational speed of the hydraulic motor to maintain constant a gas fuel outlet pressure of the heating unit; and an engine inlet gas pressure-reducing valve that regulates a gas fuel pressure injected into a combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Satoru Murata, Masaru Oka
  • Publication number: 20130218377
    Abstract: A navigation assistance system equipped with an environment-regulated-marine-zone detection device that includes a movement tracking device that tracks the movement of a ship based on input data; a first computation device that computes an arrival distance and a arrival time until arriving at an environment regulated marine zone or a departure distance and a departure time until departing from an environment regulated marine zone based on data transmitted from the movement tracking device, as well as data about the environment regulated marine zone in a built-in database of the first computation device or data about the environment regulated marine zone in a built-in database of another external device. The detection device also includes a display device that displays the arrival distance and the arrival time or the departure distance and the departure time based on the data transmitted from the first computation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Satoru Murata, Jun Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8491144
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a light guide unit; a light source; a light control member having a light incidence face on a back face, a light outgoing face on a surface and a light dispersion structure, and disposed so as to cover the gap on the neighboring two light guide plates; and a diffusion member disposed above the light guide unit and the light control member. The light dispersion structure includes a plurality of grooves extending in a direction along the side end face of the light guide plate and having curved wall faces, and emits leakage light from the gap in outgoing light of the light emitting element to a region wider than a region opposed to the gap, in the diffusion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoharu Nakamura, Shingo Ohkawa, Satoru Murata
  • Publication number: 20120137676
    Abstract: Provided is an engine-exhaust-gas energy recovery apparatus including a hybrid turbocharger having a turbine unit that is supplied with exhaust gas discharged from an engine, a compressor unit that pressure-feeds scavenging-air pressure to the engine, and a generator/motor unit that generates electricity when the turbine unit is driven; a bypass channel that allows the exhaust gas supplied toward the hybrid turbocharger to bypass the hybrid turbocharger; an engine-load detecting part; an engine-rotation-speed detecting part; a scavenging-air-pressure detecting part; and a control device having a database for calculating a scavenging-air pressure, at which the fuel consumption rate of the engine becomes lower than or equal to a predetermined value, from the detection values of the respective detecting parts. The control device controls an exhaust-gas bypass control valve so as to control the scavenging-air pressure of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Satoru Murata, Jun Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20120055153
    Abstract: Providing an exhaust gas energy recovery device by which the optimal engine operating condition can be continuously maintained in a manner that the flow rate of the engine exhaust gas fed to the power turbine is regulated so that the scavenging air pressure becomes optimal in order that the engine performance (the fuel consumption rate) corresponding to the engine load and the engine speed becomes optima. The engine exhaust gas energy recovery device provided the engine load detecting sensor, the engine speed detecting sensor and the scavenging air pressure detecting sensor, the device regulating the flow rate of the exhaust gas streaming into the exhaust gas turbocharger via controlling the flow rate of the exhaust gas streaming into the power turbine of the exhaust gas energy recovery device, so that the scavenging air pressure is maintained at an arbitrarily ordered level and the engine is operated under a condition that the fuel consumption rate is minimal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Satoru Murata, Akihiro Miyanagi, Naofumi Hosokawa, Jun Higuchi, Yoshihiro Ichiki, Keiichi Shiraishi
  • Publication number: 20110242794
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a light guide unit; a light source; a light control member having a light incidence face on a back face, a light outgoing face on a surface and a light dispersion structure, and disposed so as to cover the gap on the neighboring two light guide plates; and a diffusion member disposed above the light guide unit and the light control member. The light dispersion structure includes a plurality of grooves extending in a direction along the side end face of the light guide plate and having curved wall faces, and emits leakage light from the gap in outgoing light of the light emitting element to a region wider than a region opposed to the gap, in the diffusion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoharu Nakamura, Shingo Ohkawa, Satoru Murata
  • Patent number: 7914478
    Abstract: An intra pelvic cancer therapeutic agent perfusion apparatus and method for administering a cancer therapeutic agent to and recovering same from a cancer tissue site within the pelvis. The tip of a first sheath is percutaneously inserted into the femoral artery and the tip of a second sheath is inserted into the femoral vein. A first balloon catheter is inserted into the aorta through the femoral artery and a second balloon catheter is inserted into the vena cava through the femoral vein. The first balloon catheter is used to block the blood flow and the second balloon is inflated to form an intravenous closed region between the site of insertion in the vena cava and a lower limb side venous site. A body fluid containing a cancer therapeutic agent is administered to the intra arterial closed region through the first sheath and is removed therefrom through the second sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventors: Tatsuo Kumazaki, Satoru Murata
  • Publication number: 20090088676
    Abstract: A perfusion system is so formed that enclosed areas may be formed in the artery system related to the pancreas and the venous system related to the pancreas, respectively, by using balloon catheters, the blood inside the venous system in the enclosed area may be extracted outside the human body, and that, after injecting a pharmaceutical such as anticancer agent into the extracted blood, the extracted blood including pharmaceutical may be returned to the artery system in the enclosed area again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Satoru Murata