Patents by Inventor Takeshi Murata

Takeshi 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: 20210022723
    Abstract: A surgical system includes: an overtube including a channel into which an endoscope is inserted; and an expansion device configured to ensure a surgical space by expanding an interior of a body at a distal side relative to a tip of the overtube. The expansion device includes a sheath and a wire configured to be protrudable from the sheath. The wire is configured to be switchable between a first configuration in which the wire protrudes from the sheath and a second configuration in which the wire protrudes from the sheath in a state where the wire is tilted, around a longitudinal axis, at an angle different from the first configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun WAKASONE, Hiroyoshi KOBAYASHI, Takeshi MURATA, Shotaro TAKEMOTO
  • Patent number: 10901442
    Abstract: A technique is provided that reduces dullness of a potential provided to a line such as gate line on an active-matrix substrate to enable driving the line at high speed and, at the same time, reduces the size of the picture frame region. On an active-matrix substrate (20a) are provided gate lines (13G) and source lines. On the active-matrix substrate (20a) are further provided: gate drivers (11) each including a plurality of switching elements, at least one of which is located in a pixel region, for supplying a scan signal to a gate line (13G); and lines (15L1) each for supplying a control signal to the associated gate driver (11). A control signal is supplied by a display control circuit (4) located outside the display region to the gate drivers (11) via the lines (15L1). In response to a control signal supplied, each gate driver (11) drives the gate line (13G) to which it is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei Tanaka, Hidefumi Yoshida, Takeshi Noma, Ryo Yonebayashi, Takayuki Nishiyama, Mitsuhiro Murata, Yosuke Iwata
  • Patent number: 10895482
    Abstract: To provide an MFC capable of improving an S/N ratio of a sensor signal even when a pressure difference between both sides of the MFC is small and a flow rate in the sensor flow path is low. Provided is a mass flow controller including a fluid flow path that allows a fluid to pass therethrough, a plurality of flow sensor units that measure a mass flow rate of the fluid, an adjusting valve that adjusts a flow rate of the fluid passing through the fluid flow path, and a control unit that controls a degree of open of the adjusting valve. The flow sensor units are each a thermal flow sensor unit. The control unit calculates a mass flow rate from an added output signal obtained by adding the output signals of the plurality of flow sensor units, and controls the degree of open of the adjusting valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takuro Murata, Takeshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10894740
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention is directed to a method for producing a glass sheet with a coating, produced by applying a functional liquid for providing a function to the glass sheet, to at least one face of the glass sheet, including a first step of supplying the functional liquid to an ejection portion having a nozzle that ejects the functional liquid toward the glass sheet, and a second step of applying the functional liquid to the glass sheet while moving the glass sheet relative to the ejection portion in a fixed state such that the functional liquid ejected from the nozzle is applied to a predetermined region on the at least one face of the glass sheet, wherein a tube member that transports the functional liquid is connected to the ejection portion, and, in the first step, the functional liquid is supplied by the tube member to the ejection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toyoyuki Teranishi, Shuhei Murata, Takeshi Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Okinaka
  • Publication number: 20210010596
    Abstract: A multi-layered metal sheet is disclosed formed of a laminate of a plurality of metal sheets fixed to each other by a clinch formed in a concave shape from one main surface toward another main surface, the clinch has an schematic pillar shape, the clinch being defined by an open top, a pair of cut surfaces which are respectively formed from the open top toward a bottom, a pair of inclined surfaces respectively inclined from the open top toward the bottom, transitional surfaces which connect the cut surfaces and the inclined surfaces to each other, and the bottom having overlapping parts which extend over the main surface of the multi-layered metal sheet on a lower side immediately below the cut surfaces, and lengthwise end portions of a cut formed in each of upper edge portions of the cut surfaces are disposed on upper edge portions of the transitional surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Imanaka, Takeshi Murata, Shinya Wasada, Futoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210011977
    Abstract: Method and system for engineering with sequence libraries are provided. A first set of engineering data is defined for a first engineering project to generate a first sequence library for the first engineering project, independently of one or more lower level engineering projects for configuring one or more field control systems. The sequence library assignment process is to assign the first sequence library to the one or more lower level engineering projects simultaneously to generate one or more first assigned sequence libraries for the one or more lower level engineering projects for configuring the one or more field control systems. The parallel configuration process is to perform a parallel configuration process which configures the first sequence library for the first engineering project, while assigning the first sequence library to another one or more lower level engineering projects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Anthony De Castro CU-UNJIENG, Isao HIROOKA, Hideki MURATA, Naing Oo LIN, Archie Sambitan ORIDO, Takeshi MORI, Efendi SUPIMAN, Thin Sapal YU, Janet TRIA
  • Patent number: 10881275
    Abstract: A medical device insertion method includes: inserting an endoscope into an overtube until a distal end of the endoscope protrudes from a distal end of the overtube; grasping a part of the endoscope protruding from the distal end of the overtube and inserting the endoscope into the large intestine until the distal end of the endoscope is between the splenic flexure and the sigmoid colon of the large intestine; and inserting the overtube together with the endoscope into the large intestine until the distal end of the endoscope is beyond the splenic flexure while grasping the overtube from an outer radial direction so as to deform the overtube in an inner radial direction until an inner surface of the overtube is pressed against an outer circumferential surface of the endoscope, and then inserting the overtube into the large intestine until a reinforced region is placed in the splenic flexure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro Takemoto, Takeshi Murata
  • Patent number: 10868122
    Abstract: During epitaxial growth of an n?-type drift layer having a uniform nitrogen concentration, vanadium is doped in addition to the nitrogen, whereby an n?-type lifetime reduced layer is selectively formed in the n?-type drift layer. The n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed at a depth that is more than 5 ?m from a pn junction surface between a p-type anode layer and the n?-type drift layer in a direction toward a cathode side, and the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed separated from the pn junction surface. Further, the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is disposed in a range from the pn junction surface to a depth that is ? times a thickness of the n?-type drift layer. A vanadium concentration of the n?-type lifetime reduced layer is 1/100 to ? of a nitrogen concentration of the n?-type lifetime reduced layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tawara, Koji Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Yonezawa, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10850630
    Abstract: A charge management method includes generating and storing a charge schedule related to an electric energy for charging a vehicle within an amount of suppliable electric power for charging said vehicle located in a region, wherein said vehicle includes a rechargeable battery. The method further includes storing an identification number of said vehicle in said region by an EV controlling center. The method further includes determining a propriety of charging said vehicle at a current time and location based on said charge schedule in response to detection of a signal indicating a start of a charging process of said rechargeable battery from said vehicle having said identification number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Korenaga, Hisaji Takeuchi, Ryota Hiura, Tomohiro Murata, Takeshi Nagata, Hiromichi Nakamoto, Seiki Kato
  • Patent number: 10828996
    Abstract: An electric vehicle management system which controls a charging amount for an electric vehicle by way of peak shift, and an on-board unit used for the electric vehicle management system are provided. Thereby, the on-board unit mounted on the electric vehicle detects a current location, and an electric vehicle management center provided on a network manages a charging schedule created in advance. Propriety of a charging operation at a current time is checked via communications between them. Charging of the electric vehicle is managed based on the charging schedule by notifying a driver of the check result through a display of the on-board unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Korenaga, Hisaji Takeuchi, Ryota Hiura, Tomohiro Murata, Takeshi Nagata, Hiromichi Nakamoto, Seiki Kato
  • Patent number: 10821910
    Abstract: A hydraulic excavator has a first stereo camera and a second stereo camera. The first stereo camera has an imaging unit and an imaging unit. The second stereo camera has an imaging unit and an imaging unit. A case accommodates imaging unit and imaging unit inside. Case accommodates imaging unit and imaging unit inside. Case and case are attached to the outside of cab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Abe, Yoshiaki Honma, Takeshi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Murata
  • Publication number: 20200271760
    Abstract: A light emitter includes: a substrate; a driving section provided on the substrate; a light source that is provided on the substrate and is driven by the driving section; a cover section through which light emitted from the light source is transmitted and that is disposed in an optical axial direction of the light source; and a support section that is provided on a part of the substrate excluding a part between the driving section and the light source and supports the cover section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi INADA, Kenichi ONO, Takeshi MINAMIRU, Michiaki MURATA, Takafumi HIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10754667
    Abstract: An industrial plant module-based engineering system includes a group module library navigator that contains: a plurality of group class modules and a respective plurality of child class modules under an associated group class module of the plurality of group class modules. A group module instantiation engine is configured to instantiate the group class module with reflecting a hierarchy of the group class modules to generate, in an application structure navigator, a group application module (group APM) and a hierarchy of the group application module (group APM) from the group class module, and to instantiate the child class module to generate, in the application structure navigator, a child application module (child APM) from the child class module. The group module update engine is configured to update the allocation of each group class module and a respective topology of the complex loops of each group class module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Anthony De Castro Cu-Unjieng, Isao Hirooka, Hideki Murata, Naing Oo Lin, Archie Sambitan Orido, Takeshi Mori, Wilfred Woon Yew Teo, Ying Tzu Huang, Daisuke Yasunami
  • Patent number: 10719335
    Abstract: An industrial plant module-based engineering system includes a group module library navigator that contains: a plurality of group class modules and a respective plurality of child class modules under an associated group class module of the plurality of group class modules. A group module instantiation engine is configured to instantiate the group class module with reflecting a hierarchy of the group class modules to generate, in an application structure navigator, a group application module (group APM) and a hierarchy of the group application module (group APM) from the group class module, and to instantiate the child class module to generate, in the application structure navigator, a child application module (child APM) from the child class module. The group module update engine is configured to update the allocation of each group class module and a respective topology of the complex loops of each group class module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Yokohawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Anthony De Castro Cu-Unjieng, Isao Hirooka, Hideki Murata, Naing Oo Lin, Archie Sambitan Orido, Takeshi Mori, Wilfred Woon Yew Teo, Ying Tzu Huang, Daisuke Yasunami
  • Publication number: 20200209033
    Abstract: To provide an MFC capable of improving an S/N ratio of a sensor signal even when a pressure difference between both sides of the MFC is small and a flow rate in the sensor flow path is low. Provided is a mass flow controller including a fluid flow path that allows a fluid to pass therethrough, a plurality of flow sensor units that measure a mass flow rate of the fluid passing through the fluid, an adjusting valve that adjusts a flow rate of the fluid passing through the fluid flow path, and a control unit that controls a degree of open of the adjusting valve. The flow sensor units are each a thermal flow sensor unit. The control unit calculates a mass flow rate from an added output signal obtained by adding the output signals of the plurality of flow sensor units, and controls the degree of open of the adjusting valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takuro MURATA, Takeshi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200180101
    Abstract: A method of processing a workpiece includes sticking an adhesive layer side of a resin sheet having a layered structure that includes the adhesive layer and a base material layer, to a support base, forming surface irregularities on a face side of the base material layer that is opposite the adhesive layer; placing a face side of the workpiece and the face side of the base material layer in facing relation to each other and pressing the workpiece against the resin sheet or pressing the resin sheet against the workpiece, thereby bringing the workpiece into intimate contact with the resin sheet to fix the workpiece to the resin sheet; holding a surface of the support base that is opposite the resin sheet on a holding surface of a chuck table, and grinding a reverse side of the workpiece with a grinding stone disposed in facing relation to the holding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke MURATA, Kazuhiro KOIKE, Byeongdeck JANG, Youngsuk KIM, Takeshi SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200185255
    Abstract: A method of processing a workpiece includes sticking an adhesive layer side of a resin sheet having a layered structure that includes an adhesive layer and a base material layer, to an annular frame having an opening in covering relation to the opening, forming surface irregularities on a face side of the base material layer that is opposite the adhesive layer, placing the face side of the workpiece and the face side of the base material layer in facing relation to each other and pressing the workpiece against the resin sheet or pressing the resin sheet against the workpiece, thereby bringing the workpiece into intimate contact with the resin sheet to fix the workpiece to the resin sheet, holding the face side of the workpiece fixed to the resin sheet on a holding surface of a chuck table, and grinding the reverse side of the workpiece with a grinding stone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke MURATA, Kazuhiro KOIKE, Byeongdeck JANG, Youngsuk KIM, Takeshi SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10665681
    Abstract: On a front surface of an n+-type starting substrate containing silicon carbide, a pin diode is configured having silicon carbide layers constituting an n+-type buffer layer, an n?-type drift layer, and a p+-type anode layer sequentially formed by epitaxial growth. The n+-type buffer layer is formed by so-called co-doping of nitrogen and vanadium, which forms a recombination center, together with an n-type impurity. The n+-type buffer layer includes a first part disposed at a side of a second interface of the buffer layer with the substrate and a second part disposed at side of a first interface of the buffer layer with the drift layer. The vanadium concentration in the second part is lower than that in the first part. The vanadium concentration in the second part is at most one tenth of the maximum value Vmax of the vanadium concentration in the n+-type buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tawara, Hidekazu Tsuchida, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10644413
    Abstract: A method for joining segments (electrical conductors) includes first and second joining steps. The first joining step includes welding a group of the segments including ends, such that the first group is welded to pairs of electrical conductors. The second joining step includes welding a second group of the segments including ends, which are composed of the segments whose ends are arranged in a column in the radial direction, such that the second group is welded to pairs of electrical conductors. The first group includes a segment as a first electrical conductor including the end which is located at the middle portion of a group of the segments including the ends in the radial direction. The second group includes a segment as a second electrical conductor including the end which crosses the first electrical conductor on the opposite sides with respect to the middle portion in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yanagisawa, Kenichiro Murata, Akifumi Sudo, Kazuhito Hiraga, Junya Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 10636130
    Abstract: An image processing device processes an image captured by at least one image-capturing device including a lens which has characteristics of including an inflection point of a change rate of an incidence angle per image height with respect to the incidence angle at a predetermined inflection point incidence angle. The image processing device includes a resolution adjustment unit that adjusts resolution of an inflection point correspondence image area corresponding to the predetermined inflection point incidence angle and resolution of at least one of an inside image area positioned more inside than the inflection point correspondence image area and an outside image area positioned outside of the inflection point correspondence image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruki Matono, Takeshi Nagasaki, Toshiyuki Aoki, Seiji Murata, Masayuki Takemura, Keiichi Betsui