Patents by Inventor Shinji Murata

Shinji 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: 20210174038
    Abstract: An information collection system includes a sensor terminal group including first sensor terminals and second sensor terminals and an information collection terminal capable of wireless communication with the sensor terminals. The information collection terminal includes a transmission unit that transmits data requests to the sensor terminals and a receiving unit that executes processing of receiving measurement data from the first sensor terminals in a first period, executes processing of receiving reception requests from the second sensor terminals in a second period, and when the reception requests are given, executes processing of receiving measurement data from the second sensor terminals in a third period. The second sensor terminal includes a transmission unit that, when the data requests are given, and when the control unit determines to transmit the measurement data, transmits the reception requests in the second period and transmits the measurement data in the third period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Shinji MURATA, Hideki MASUDAYA
  • Patent number: 11015820
    Abstract: An outdoor unit comprises a casing, a fan, a heat exchanger, an electrical component, a heat radiation member, and a duct. The casing is provided with an air outlet. The fan is disposed inside the casing and configured to blow air to the outside of the casing via the air outlet. The heat exchanger is disposed inside the casing at a position lower than the fan. The electrical component is disposed inside the casing at a position lower than the heat exchanger. The heat radiation member is connected to the electrical component inside the casing. The duct is configured to accommodate at least part of the heat radiation member inside the casing and extend in the vertical direction. An upper end of the duct is configured to protrude upward higher than a lower end of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Muramatsu, Keiji Harada, Shinji Murata, Shinsaku Kusube, Osamu Morimoto, Shigetoshi Ipposhi
  • Publication number: 20200294887
    Abstract: The semiconductor device includes a heat sink including fins and a base portion, and provided with a semiconductor module on a first surface and the fins on a second surface of the base portion; a housing attached to the base portion and covering the first surface of the base portion, the semiconductor module, electronic component, and a circuit board; a fan configured to cool the fins; and a first ventilation port and a second ventilation port each communicating inside and outside of the housing. The first ventilation port is provided above the half-height of the highest part in height of the electronic component from the circuit board. The second ventilation port extends through the first surface in the housing and the second surface of the base portion. The first ventilation port and the second ventilation port form a wind path in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki SATO, Yuji SHIRAKATA, Norihiro SUZUKI, Shinji MURATA
  • Publication number: 20190360705
    Abstract: An outdoor unit comprises a casing, a fan, a heat exchanger, an electrical component, a heat radiation member, and a duct. The casing is provided with an air outlet. The fan is disposed inside the casing and configured to blow air to the outside of the casing via the air outlet. The heat exchanger is disposed inside the casing at a position lower than the fan. The electrical component is disposed inside the casing at a position lower than the heat exchanger. The heat radiation member is connected to the electrical component inside the casing. The duct is configured to accommodate at least part of the heat radiation member inside the casing and extend in the vertical direction. An upper end of the duct is configured to protrude upward higher than a lower end of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki MURAMATSU, Keiji HARADA, Shinji MURATA, Shinsaku KUSUBE, Osamu MORIMOTO, Shigetoshi IPPOSHI
  • Patent number: 9414260
    Abstract: Arrangements with wireless transmitter having: transmission operation processing unit allocating first header information (FHI) including physical address (PA) information to a header, allocates first data error checking code (FDECC) for detecting an error of FHI, second header information (SHI) as redundant header information of FHI, second data error checking code (SDECC) for detecting an error of SHI, divides data field into cell units, and adds third error checking code to each cell, to generate the communication frame; and a wireless transmission unit. A wireless receiver with: wireless receiving unit receiving the frame; reception operation processing unit checking if errors exists in FHI based on FDECC allocated to data field, and if an error, further checks if error in SHI based on SDECC, and if no error, generates a predetermined PA by using SHI, and judges if received communication frame is addressed to own wireless receiver based on generated predetermined PA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Setsuo Arita, Shinji Murata, Yuji Ichinose, Hideaki Masuko
  • Patent number: 9240282
    Abstract: A variable capacitor includes a plurality of variable capacitor elements connected in parallel with one another, the variable capacitor elements each including a fixed electrode and a movable electrode facing each other, a beam supporting the movable electrode displaceably, and a drive electrode supplied with a drive voltage to change spacing between the fixed electrode and the movable electrode. The variable capacitor further includes a drive control unit configured to sequentially apply an AC drive voltage to the drive electrodes of the variable capacitor elements with a predetermined phase difference for each element. The sum of capacitances of the variable capacitor elements is an output capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Murata
  • Patent number: 9216716
    Abstract: A wiper device includes pivot shafts to which wiper arms are secured, pivot holders, which rotationally support the pivot shafts, coupling shafts, and a pipe frame having cylindrical ends. The cylindrical ends of the pipe frame are coupled to the coupling shafts. The coupling shafts each include a swaging part, which is swaged to the corresponding cylindrical end, and a flat portion, which is located at part of the coupling shaft exposed from the pipe frame. The flat portions have a predetermined angle with respect to the swaging direction of the swaging and are parallel to the axis of the coupling shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Asmo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Murata, Kouji Takeuchi, Kenta Toriyama, So Asano
  • Patent number: 9077925
    Abstract: An image-editing service system comprises a server, a user terminal, an administrator terminal, a worker terminal, and the server including a database for storing the image information sent from worker terminal, a first image generating section for generating a first image based on the image information stored in the database, a display section for displaying an image display frame so as to display the first image in a display window of the user terminal and displaying a window information so as to display a display condition of the first image which is allowed to be input, a second image generating section for generating a second image regard to the first image based on the display condition inputted by the user terminal and, a window information generating section for displaying the first image and the second image simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Marikawa, Shinji Murata, Tomoaki Tamura, Hideaki Haraga, Tsuyoshi Narumiya, Reiko Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20140362680
    Abstract: Arrangements with wireless transmitter having: transmission operation processing unit allocating first header information (FHI) including physical address (PA) information to a header, allocates first data error checking code (FDECC) for detecting an error of FHI, second header information (SHI) as redundant header information of FHI, second data error checking code (SDECC) for detecting an error of SHI, divides data field into cell units, and adds third error checking code to each cell, to generate the communication frame; and a wireless transmission unit. A wireless receiver with: wireless receiving unit receiving the frame; reception operation processing unit checking if errors exists in FHI based on FDECC allocated to data field, and if an error, further checks if error in SHI based on SDECC, and if no error, generates a predetermined PA by using SHI, and judges if received communication frame is addressed to own wireless receiver based on generated predetermined PA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Setsuo ARITA, Shinji MURATA, Yuji ICHINOSE, Hideaki MASUKO
  • Patent number: 8817851
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless communications device with strong realtime performance, giving rise to no latency in communications even if communications errors arise in the communication frame MAC header. MAC header information is used to determine whether or not the destination address of a received data frame is the address of a concerned wireless communications device (1). MAC header information allocated among a plurality of MAC headers is employed in selecting MAC header information without errors. If all MAC header information is in error, a majority determination processing unit (13) is used to effect a majority determination of the MAC header information and generate correct MAC header information. A received data extraction unit (14) removes the received frame header, etc., extracts the received data, and outputs same to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Setsuo Arita, Shinji Murata, Yuji Ichinose, Hideaki Masuko
  • Publication number: 20140055908
    Abstract: A variable capacitor includes a plurality of variable capacitor elements connected in parallel with one another, the variable capacitor elements each including a fixed electrode and a movable electrode facing each other, a beam supporting the movable electrode displaceably, and a drive electrode supplied with a drive voltage to change spacing between the fixed electrode and the movable electrode. The variable capacitor further includes a drive control unit configured to sequentially apply an AC drive voltage to the drive electrodes of the variable capacitor elements with a predetermined phase difference for each element. The sum of capacitances of the variable capacitor elements is an output capacitance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji MURATA
  • Publication number: 20130111690
    Abstract: A wiper device includes pivot shafts to which wiper arms are secured, pivot holders, which rotationally support the pivot shafts, coupling shafts, and a pipe frame having cylindrical ends. The cylindrical ends of the pipe frame are coupled to the coupling shafts. The coupling shafts each include a swaging part, which is swaged to the corresponding cylindrical end, and a flat portion, which is located at part of the coupling shaft exposed from the pipe frame. The flat portions have a predetermined angle with respect to the swaging direction of the swaging and are parallel to the axis of the coupling shafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Murata, Kouji Takeuchi, Kenta Toriyama, So Asano
  • Publication number: 20120314741
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless communications device with strong realtime performance, giving rise to no latency in communications even if communications errors arise in the communication frame MAC header. MAC header information is used to determine whether or not the destination address of a received data frame is the address of a concerned wireless communications device (1). MAC header information allocated among a plurality of MAC headers is employed in selecting MAC header information without errors. If all MAC header information is in error, a majority determination processing unit (13) is used to effect a majority determination of the MAC header information and generate correct MAC header information. A received data extraction unit (14) removes the received frame header, etc., extracts the received data, and outputs same to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Setsuo Arita, Shinji Murata, Yuji Ichinose, Hideaki Masuko
  • Publication number: 20120220169
    Abstract: An electronic component socket includes a housing having a housing portion surrounded with a side wall and a bottom wall; multiple terminals to be disposed so as to pass through the bottom wall of the housing; and a metal plate configured to form at least a portion of the bottom wall of the housing, having multiple through-holes containable with the multiple terminals; with the plurality of terminals including a contact portion contactable with an electrode of an electronic component containable with the housing, and a connection portion connectable with a round of a substrate allocatable on the opposite side of the housing of the bottom wall; and with the metal plate being embedded in the housing so that a portion thereof is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeki UOZUMI, Daisuke TAKAI, Shinji MURATA
  • Publication number: 20110290400
    Abstract: A connection method for interconnecting end portions of a thermoplastic resin long body in which conductive unstretchable members are embedded within the thermoplastic resin along a longitudinal direction, wherein the unstretchable members in each of specific sections in the both end portions of the thermoplastic resin long body are heated using an induction heating portion so that the thermoplastic resin coating the unstretchable members is removed by melting for the unstretchable members to be exposed, after which the both end portions are interconnected while they are held in a state where the unstretchable members being exposed in the respective end portions are butt-connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji MURATA, Yoshiyasu Ogata, Jinichi Furukawa, Yoshio Ochi, Keizo Makino
  • Patent number: 8038818
    Abstract: A connection method for interconnecting end portions of a thermoplastic resin long body in which conductive unstretchable members are embedded within the thermoplastic resin along a longitudinal direction, wherein the unstretchable members in each of specific sections in the both end portions of the thermoplastic resin long body are heated using an induction heating portion so that the thermoplastic resin coating the unstretchable members is removed by melting for the unstretchable members to be exposed, after which the both end portions are interconnected while they are held in a state where the unstretchable members being exposed in the respective end portions are butt-connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Murata, Yoshiyasu Ogata, Jinichi Furukawa, Yoshio Ochi, Keizo Makino
  • Patent number: 8003893
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic circuit board includes ceramic wiring layers which are stacked together, one or two or more lifting layers which have a planar shape and which are disposed as an inner layer inside the stacked ceramic wiring layers or as a lower layer lower than a bottom ceramic wiring layer, and a protruding portion formed on a surface of a top ceramic wiring layer due to the disposition of the one or two or more lifting layers. The protruding portion smoothly protrudes and has a large area and high flatness. The multilayer ceramic circuit board is formed by disposing lifting layers as an inner layer of a plurality green sheets or as a lower layer lower than a bottom green sheet, and firing under pressure the resulting laminate in a state constrained by an elastic constraining sheet and a rigid constraining sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Miura, Shinji Murata
  • Patent number: 7975773
    Abstract: A high expansion foam fire-extinguishing system including: an emission nozzle (9) to which a foam solution (Wg) prepared by mixing water (W) with a foam concentrate (16) containing a surface active agent (18) is sent under pressure; a flow passage (2); and a foam screen (7) upon which the foam solution discharged from the emission nozzle impinges. The foam concentrate used is one of one in which a mixing ratio of the foam concentrate with respect to the foam solution is an adjusted mixing ratio higher than a standard mixing ratio and one in which a content rate of the surface active agent with respect to the foam concentrate is a design content rate that is higher than a standard content rate, and in which a mixing ratio of the surface active agent is a concentration for design foam expansion ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Nohmi Bosai Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Murata, Akihiko Yokoo
  • Patent number: 7679386
    Abstract: A probe card includes a base wiring layer, a rewiring layer, and a contactor. The base wiring layer has a non-contactor area and a contactor area that projects to a higher level than the non-contactor area. The rewiring layer is formed on a surface of the base wiring layer so that the contactor area is higher than the non-contactor area. The contactor is provided on a surface of the rewiring layer in a contactor area thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Murata
  • Publication number: 20100051174
    Abstract: A connection method for interconnecting end portions of a thermoplastic resin long body in which conductive unstretchable members are embedded within the thermoplastic resin along a longitudinal direction, wherein the unstretchable members in each of specific sections in the both end portions of the thermoplastic resin long body are heated using an induction heating portion so that the thermoplastic resin coating the unstretchable members is removed by melting for the unstretchable members to be exposed, after which the both end portions are interconnected while they are held in a state where the unstretchable members being exposed in the respective end portions are butt-connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Murata, Yoshiyasu Ogata, Jinichi Furukawa, Yoshio Ochi, Keizo Makino