Furuno Electrical Co.

Nishinomiya, Japan

Furuno Electrical Co.

Nishinomiya, Japan
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FURUNO Electrical CO. | Date: 2017-05-17

An analyzer (1) is provided, which includes a first rotational support (31A, 33A) accommodated in a housing (50) and configured to support a first container (32, 34) and rotate about an rotational axis (Ax1, Ax2) with respect to the housing (50), a second rotational support (31B, 33B) accommodated in the housing (50) and configured to support a second container (32, 34) at a position radially inward of the first container (32, 34) and rotate about the rotational axis (Ax1, Ax2) with respect to the housing (50), and a partition (60) disposed between the first container (32, 34) and the second container (32, 34).


Patent
FURUNO Electrical CO. | Date: 2017-05-17

An analyzer (1) is provided, which includes a first rotational support (33A) configured to support first containers (34A), a second rotational support (33B) configured to support second containers (34B), and a reader (50) configured to emit an emission line in a given direction different from a radially inward direction with respect to a rotation center (Ax2) of the first and second rotational supports (33A, 33B) and optically read first and second reading targets applied to first and second surfaces (34c) of the first and second containers (34A), respectively. A first angle (1) between a first normal line direction (N1) of the first surface (34c) and a radially outward direction (RD) is set to be different from a second angle (2) between a second normal line direction (N2) of the second surface (34c) and the radially outward direction (RD).


Patent
FURUNO Electrical CO. | Date: 2017-05-17

A reaction measuring unit (2) is provided, which includes, a plurality of reaction vessels (21), each configured to cause reaction between a specimen and a reagent, a reaction container (20) holding the plurality of reaction vessels (21), and a photometric part (51) sandwiching the reaction vessel (21) from opposing sides thereof and suspended from one of the reaction container (20) and a supporting member (27) supporting the reaction container (20), and configured to measure the reaction between the specimen and the reagent contained in each reaction vessel (21).


Patent
FURUNO Electrical CO. | Date: 2017-05-17

An analyzer (1) is provided, which includes a casing (10), a first shaft member (75) supported by the casing (10) to be rotatable, and formed with a first through-hole (75a), a second shaft member (85) inserted into the first through-hole (75a) and supported by the casing (10) via the first shaft member (75) to be rotatable with respect to the casing (10) and the first shaft member (75), a first rotational support (31A, 33A) capable of supporting a container (32, 34) and coupled to the first shaft member (75) to be integrally rotatable with the first shaft member (75), a second rotational support (31B, 33B) capable of supporting another container (32, 34) and coupled to the second shaft member (85) to be integrally rotatable with the second shaft member (85), and first and second drive mechanisms (65, 66) configured to rotate the first and second shaft members (75, 85), respectively.


Patent
FURUNO Electrical CO. | Date: 2017-03-22

A radar apparatus (100) for detecting around a ship is provided. The apparatus (100) includes an unstable area detecting module (10) configured to observe a variation in a signal level corresponding to detection data over a plurality of scans, obtain unstableness of the observed detection data, and detect unstable areas (41, 42, 43, 44, 410, 420, 430, 440) based on the unstableness, a determining module (22) configured to measure a size of each of the areas and determine the area as a small target object area (41, 43) when the size of the area is below a given threshold, a processing module (6) configured to process the detection data corresponding to the small target object area (41, 43) to be emphasized when displayed, than the detection data corresponding to the other unstable area (42, 44), and a display unit (8) configured to display the processing result.


A velocity of a surface current is easily calculated. A surface current estimating device la is provided, which includes a ground velocity calculating module (11) configured to calculate a ground velocity vector of a ship at a target location where the ship is located on the sea, an estimator (12a) configured to receive an input of one or more values of at least one parameter at the target location, and estimate and output, as a log velocity vector of the ship, a value corresponding to one of conditions, the at least one parameter causing an influence on the log velocity vector of the ship, each of the conditions defined by a combination of the received values, and a surface current calculating module (13) configured to calculate the surface current velocity vector of the target location, based on the output value as the log velocity vector estimated by the estimator (12a) and the ground velocity vector calculated by the ground velocity calculating module (11).


Patent
FURUNO Electrical CO. | Date: 2017-03-15

An information display device (100) is provided, which includes a distance setting module (20) configured to set a distance, a closest approach position estimating module (32) configured to estimate a closest approach position (Psa, Psb) of a first ship (S) and a closest approach position (Pa, Pb) of a second ship (Ea, Eb) at a time point when the first and second ships (S, Ea, Eb) approach each other the closest, based on navigational information of the ships (S, Ea, Eb), and a display controlling module (35) configured to cause a display screen to display the estimated closest approach position (Pa, Pb) of the second ship (Ea, Eb), a risk area (Aa, Ab), and current positions of the ships (S, Ea, Eb), the risk area (Aa, Ab) formed into a circle based on the set distance, centering on the estimated closest approach position (Psa, Psb) of the first ship (S).


Patent
FURUNO Electrical CO. | Date: 2017-03-22

A radar apparatus (1) for creating a radar image based on reflection waves caused by radio waves transmitted from an antenna, is provided. The radar apparatus (1) includes a receiver (3) configured to receive the reflection waves of the transmitted radio waves, as reception signals, a suppression processing module (9) configured to suppress levels of reflection signals among the reception signals, each of the reflection signals caused by precipitation, a precipitation reflection visualizing data creating module (15) configured to create data indicating, as a precipitation reflection visualized area (97), an area corresponding to the signals of which levels are suppressed to below a threshold by the suppression processing module (9), and a display image data creating module (16) configured to create display image data indicating on the radar image, the precipitation reflection visualized area (97) created by the precipitation reflection visualizing data creating module (15).


Patent
Furuno Electrical Company Ltd | Date: 2017-04-12

This disclosure provides a detection apparatus (1, 1a, 1b, 1c) that includes a transducer (2, 2a) configured to transmit a transmission wave, a first echo intensity calculator (12, 12c) configured to calculate a first echo intensity of a first reception signal generated from a reception wave resulting from a reflection of said transmission wave on reflection objects, a second echo intensity calculator (13, 13c) configured to calculate a second echo intensity of a second reception signal generated from a reception wave resulting from a reflection of said transmission wave on said reflection objects, a signal duration of said second reception signal being shorter than that of said first reception signal, a frequency distribution generator (14,15) configured to generate a first frequency distribution of said first echo intensity and to generate a second frequency distribution of said second echo intensity, and a density extractor (18) configured to extract a density of said reflection objects or an index of density of said reflection objects based on a degree of similarity between said first frequency distribution and said second frequency distribution as a result of a comparison of said first frequency distribution and said second frequency distribution.


Patent
Furuno Electrical Co. | Date: 2017-04-19

Provided is a radar apparatus (1) capable of suitably transmitting a transmission signal according to a target object existing around the radar apparatus (1), and suitably displaying one of the target object therearound, a response signal of a radar beacon etc. The radar apparatus (1) includes a determining module (22, 24b, 54, 28) configured to determine one of a target object and an area, an angular range setting module (25) configured to set an angular range centering on the position of the radar apparatus (1) to include the one of the target object and the area determined by the determining module (22, 24b, 54, 28), and a transmission signal controlling module (27) configured to change a waveform of the transmission signal to be different between a direction within the angular range and a direction outside the angular range.

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