Patents by Inventor Yoshinobu Murakami

Yoshinobu 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: 20210107102
    Abstract: A production line includes a plurality of cells provided along the production line so that components are transferred through the plurality of cells to produce products. The plurality of cells includes at least one first cell including an automatic work machine configured to perform work on the components, and at least one second cell provided next to the at least one first cell and constructed such that the components are capable of being repaired or ejected from the production line at the at least one second cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Kanta YAMAGUCHI, Takuya MURAYAMA, Yasufumi KUROIWA, Yoshinobu MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10895043
    Abstract: A track includes a travel path including a travel face with which travel wheels of a vehicle come into contact while rolling. The travel path includes a plurality of travel path forming units that are arranged to be adjacent to each other in a travel direction of the vehicle and of which each includes a unit travel face forming part of the travel face and a positioning unit that fixes a relative position between travel path forming units adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Asanoma, Yukihide Yanobu, Hiroyuki Kono, Koji Uchida, Akihisa Kawauchi, Yoshinobu Murakami, Yasuyuki Mukai
  • Patent number: 10777335
    Abstract: A coated electric wire for winding that includes an insulation coating including appropriate pores in a resin to suppress erosion due to partial discharge is provided. The present disclosure relates to a coated electric wire for winding that includes a conductor and an insulation coating that coats a periphery of the conductor, wherein the insulation coating includes a constant volume of pores having an average diameter equal to or more than a pore diameter (A) obtained by a specific measuring method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukiko Nakano, Sumio Shirai, Yoshinobu Murakami
  • Publication number: 20200243217
    Abstract: A coated electric wire for winding that includes an insulation coating including appropriate pores in a resin to suppress erosion due to partial discharge is provided. The present disclosure relates to a coated electric wire for winding that includes a conductor and an insulation coating that coats a periphery of the conductor, wherein the insulation coating includes a constant volume of pores having an average diameter equal to or more than a pore diameter (A) obtained by a specific measuring method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Yukiko NAKANO, Sumio SHIRAI, Yoshinobu MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20190259505
    Abstract: A radioisotope production apparatus includes a particle accelerator, a first target portion on which a charged particle beam emitted from the particle accelerator is incident and through which the charged particle beam passes, and a second target portion on which the charged particle beam passing through the first target portion is incident. In the first target portion, a target material is held in a beam passage, and a cooling gas supply unit which blows a cooling gas to the target material is provided. In a second target portion, a target substrate is held on a beam axis and a downstream-side surface of the target substrate with respect to the charged particle beam is cooled by cooling water. A total thickness of target foils of the first target portion on the beam axis is smaller than a thickness of the target substrate of the second target portion on the beam axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Murakami, Francisco Guerra
  • Patent number: 10314140
    Abstract: A lighting control device that controls a lighting device includes: a brightness sensor that obtains brightness information indicating a current brightness of an illuminated surface; a storage that stores a brightness target value for the illuminated surface; a controller; a receiver via which the controller receives an energy-saving signal; and a transmitter that transmits, to the lighting device, a control signal generated by the controller. When the energy-saving signal is not being received, the controller determines a dimming rate for the lighting device based on the brightness target value and the brightness information. When the energy-saving signal is being received, the controller determines an energy-saving brightness target value smaller than the brightness target value by multiplying the brightness target value by a predetermined rate and determines an energy-saving dimming rate for the lighting device based on the energy-saving brightness target value and the brightness information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Murakami, Atsuo Nanahara
  • Patent number: 10165701
    Abstract: In a converter circuit of an electric power conversion device, an adjustment portion divides a voltage of a battery input to a semiconductor module, by a first capacity element and a second capacity element that are connected in series to each other. Then, a middle point between the first capacity element and the second capacity element is connected to a cooler to fix a potential thereof. The electric power conversion device can ensure that a waveform of a surge voltage that is generated on a creepage surface between a lead frame terminal and the cooler has a negative voltage range (a range where an offset voltage is applied).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Nishibe, Yasuyoshi Saito, Kensuke Wada, Shinichi Miura, Tadafumi Yoshida, Masayuki Nagao, Yoshinobu Murakami, Tomohiro Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20180298562
    Abstract: A track includes a travel path including a travel face with which travel wheels of a vehicle come into contact while rolling. The travel path includes a plurality of travel path forming units that are arranged to be adjacent to each other in a travel direction of the vehicle and of which each includes a unit travel face forming part of the travel face and a positioning unit that fixes a relative position between travel path forming units adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Toshiaki ASANOMA, Yukihide YANOBU, Hiroyuki KONO, Koji UCHIDA, Akihisa KAWAUCHI, Yoshinobu MURAKAMI, Yasuyuki MUKAI
  • Patent number: 9986612
    Abstract: The lighting control device includes a controller. The controller generates a second dimming signal corresponding to a measurement result of brightness of surroundings in the first mode and generates a second dimming signal corresponding to a first dimming signal in the second mode. The controller selects the first mode and start operating in the first mode when receiving the first dimming signal having a third duty cycle not falling within a range from a first duty cycle corresponding to an upper limit of the dimming level to a second duty cycle corresponding to a lower limit of the dimming level. The controller selects the second mode and start operating in the second mode when receiving the first dimming signal having a duty cycle falling within the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Murakami
  • Publication number: 20180116024
    Abstract: The lighting control device includes a controller. The controller generates a second dimming signal corresponding to a measurement result of brightness of surroundings in the first mode and generates a second dimming signal corresponding to a first dimming signal in the second mode. The controller selects the first mode and start operating in the first mode when receiving the first dimming signal having a third duty cycle not falling within a range from a first duty cycle corresponding to an upper limit of the dimming level to a second duty cycle corresponding to a lower limit of the dimming level. The controller selects the second mode and start operating in the second mode when receiving the first dimming signal having a duty cycle falling within the range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventor: Yoshinobu MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20180013356
    Abstract: In a converter circuit of an electric power conversion device, an adjustment portion divides a voltage of a battery input to a semiconductor module, by a first capacity element and a second capacity element that are connected in series to each other. Then, a middle point between the first capacity element and the second capacity element is connected to a cooler to fix a potential thereof. The electric power conversion device can ensure that a waveform of a surge voltage that is generated on a creepage surface between a lead frame terminal and the cooler has a negative voltage range (a range where an offset voltage is applied).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji NISHIBE, Yasuyoshi SAITO, Kensuke WADA, Shinichi MIURA, Tadafumi YOSHIDA, Masayuki NAGAO, Yoshinobu MURAKAMI, Tomohiro KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20170347428
    Abstract: A lighting control device that controls a lighting device includes: a brightness sensor that obtains brightness information indicating a current brightness of an illuminated surface; a storage that stores a brightness target value for the illuminated surface; a controller; a receiver via which the controller receives an energy-saving signal; and a transmitter that transmits, to the lighting device, a control signal generated by the controller. When the energy-saving signal is not being received, the controller determines a dimming rate for the lighting device based on the brightness target value and the brightness information. When the energy-saving signal is being received, the controller determines an energy-saving brightness target value smaller than the brightness target value by multiplying the brightness target value by a predetermined rate and determines an energy-saving dimming rate for the lighting device based on the energy-saving brightness target value and the brightness information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinobu MURAKAMI, Atsuo NANAHARA
  • Publication number: 20170347430
    Abstract: A lighting control device that controls a lighting device includes: a brightness sensor that obtains brightness information indicating the current brightness of an illuminated surface illuminated by the lighting device; a controller that obtains the brightness information from the brightness sensor; and a transmitter that wirelessly transmits, to the lighting device, a control signal generated by the controller for controlling the lighting device. The controller determines a waiting time based on the brightness information and transmits the control signal to the lighting device via the transmitter after elapse of the waiting time from a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinobu MURAKAMI, Atsuo NANAHARA
  • Patent number: 9655216
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a light source; a wireless communication circuit for communicating with a dimming controller; a storage which stores an identifier of the dimming controller; and a control circuit for dimming light of the light source according to a dimming command transmitted from the dimming coat roller when the luminaire is in a paired state, i.e., a state in which the identifier of the dimming controller is stored in the storage of the luminaire. When the control circuit is in a communication check mode, i.e., a mode for checking whether or not the luminaire is able to communicate with the dimming controller, the control circuit, regardless of whether or not the luminaire is in the paired state with the dimming controller, brings the luminaire into a predetermined illumination state by dimming light of the light source when the wireless communication circuit receives a communication cheek command from the dimming controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Murakami, Atsuo Nanahara
  • Patent number: 9642224
    Abstract: An illumination controller includes a communication interface circuit configured to communicate with a luminaire via radio waves; an input device configured to obtain a manipulation instruction; and a control processor configured to generate at least a first command and a second command according to a corresponding manipulation instruction obtaining state of the input device, and transmit the command generated to the luminaire via the communication interface circuit, wherein, when the control processor has generated the first command according to the manipulation instruction obtaining state, the control processor is configured to repeatedly transmit the first command, generated to the luminaire at first transmission intervals, and when the control processor has generated the second command according to the manipulation instruction obtaining state, the control processor is configured to repeatedly transmit the second command generated to the luminaire at second transmission intervals different from the first t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Murakami
  • Publication number: 20160381770
    Abstract: An illumination controller includes a communication interface circuit configured to communicate with a luminaire via radio waves; an input, device configured to obtain a manipulation instruction; and a control processor configured to generate at least a first command and a second command according to a corresponding manipulation instruction obtaining state of the input device, and transmit the command generated to the luminaire via the communication interface circuit, wherein, when the control processor has generated the first command according to the manipulation instruction obtaining state, the control processor is configured to repeatedly transmit the first command, generated to the luminaire at first transmission intervals, and when the control processor has generated the second command according to the manipulation instruction obtaining state, the control processor is configured to repeatedly transmit the second command generated to the luminaire at second transmission intervals different from the first
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshinobu MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20160381769
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a light source; a wireless communication circuit for communicating with a dimming controller; a storage which stores an identifier of the dimming controller; and a control circuit for dimming light of the light source according to a dimming command transmitted from the dimming coat roller when the luminaire is in a paired state, i.e., a state in which the identifier of the dimming controller is stored in the storage of the luminaire. When the control circuit is in a communication check mode, i.e., a mode for checking whether or not the luminaire is able to communicate with the dimming controller, the control circuit, regardless of whether or not the luminaire is in the paired state with the dimming controller, brings the luminaire into a predetermined illumination state by dimming light of the light source when the wireless communication circuit receives a communication cheek command from the dimming controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshinobu MURAKAMI, Atsuo NANAHARA
  • Patent number: 9353485
    Abstract: A vehicle pick-up and delivery device includes: two mainline tracks including a pair of first guide portions which guide a pair of first guide wheels provided on a vehicle on an outer side of each of the first guide wheels; a pick-up and delivery travel path on which the vehicle is capable of traveling and which is provided between the two mainline tracks and is configured to pick up and deliver the vehicle between the two mainline tracks; a second guide portion which is provided inside the pick-up and delivery travel path and guides a second guide wheel disposed below the vehicle; and a switching unit which is provided on the mainline tracks and is capable of switching a direction of the vehicle between a direction along the mainline tracks and a direction along the pick-up and delivery travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Mukai, Toshiaki Asanoma, Yoshinobu Murakami, Hiroyuki Maeyama, Akihiro Kubo, Kousuke Katahira
  • Patent number: 9212454
    Abstract: A main line movable rail is disposed between a near-side main line rail and a forward-side main line rail which are disposed as a center guide rail so as to sandwich a branching section. The main line movable rail is supported so as to swing at the center of a first end at a position at which the first end is continuous to the forward-side main line rail. A locking action mechanism allows a second end of the main line movable rail to be engaged with an engagement member, thereby locking the second end so as not to undergo displacement at a guide position at which the second end of the main line movable rail is continuous to the near-side main line rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihide Yanobu, Hiroyuki Kono, Toshiaki Asanoma, Yoshinobu Murakami
  • Publication number: 20150137396
    Abstract: The present invention provides a humidifying unit, a humidification method, and a humidification system, whereby the efficiency of diffusing water vapor into the air, the absorption amount (absolute humidity), and the water supply utilization can be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SINNIHON BIFUU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dai Aramaki, Yoshinobu Murakami, Shinsuke Ohara, Hiroshi Nagasawa