Patents by Inventor Akira Momose

Akira Momose 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: 7719701
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Patent number: 7535721
    Abstract: A casing for electronic device having a casing body for housing an electronic device and a foot part provided to be movable forward to and backward from a surface of the casing body and adapted to adjust inclination of the electronic device, the casing body has a boss that is formed to protrude on the inner surface of the casing body and in which a hole connecting the inside and outside of the casing body is formed, and the foot part has a grounding part exposed from the casing for an electronic device and abutted against an installation target surface and a shaft part housed within the boss and having a screw groove formed on its outer circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Okoshi, Akira Momose
  • Patent number: 7392694
    Abstract: A tire condition monitor device includes a circuit board mounted on a tire wheel for detecting a pneumatic pressure in an interior of a tire. The circuit board is covered with urethane resin. The urethane resin has finer resin meshes as compared with the conventional silicon resin serving as a board protecting resin. Since sulfur gas and water is hard to permeate through the urethane resin, gas barrier and dampproof properties can be improved. In a method of manufacturing the tire condition monitor device, a prebaking process is carried out before a board protecting process of covering the circuit board with the urethane resin. Since moisture contained in the circuit board is vaporized, the circuit board covered with the urethane resin can reliably be protected from moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignees: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd., Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Morita, Akira Momose, Naoki Hara, Shigeo Sase
  • Publication number: 20080068636
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20070220963
    Abstract: A tire condition monitor device includes a circuit board mounted on a tire wheel for detecting a pneumatic pressure in an interior of a tire. The circuit board is covered with urethane resin. The urethane resin has finer resin meshes as compared with the conventional silicon resin serving as a board protecting resin. Since sulfur gas and water is hard to permeate through the urethane resin, gas barrier and dampproof properties can be improved. In a method of manufacturing the tire condition monitor device, a prebaking process is carried out before aboard protecting process of covering the circuit board with the urethane resin. Since moisture contained in the circuit board is vaporized, the circuit board covered with the urethane resin can reliably be protected from moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicants: PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Morita, Akira Momose, Naoki Hara, Shigeo Sase
  • Patent number: 7204598
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, in a projections lens position adjuster, when a part of a dial exposed from an exterior case is rotated downward, a gear is rotated in an R2 direction. A Y-slider is then moved downward (in a Y3 direction). Accordingly, a Y-table is moved downward, as is a projection lens. When the part of the dial exposed from the exterior case is rotated upward, the projection lens is moved upward. When a part of a dial exposed from the exterior case is rotated leftward. In contrast, when the dial is rotated rightward, the projection lens is moved rightward. Provided around the projection lens are a first light shield for closing a gap between an opening of a front case and a periphery of the projection lens, and a second light shield for closing a gap between the projection lens and a hole of a base of the projection lens position adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akitoshi Kuroda, Akira Momose
  • Publication number: 20060262338
    Abstract: The CPU of a personal computer displays a list of one-click icons, each representing one or a plurality of printing functions, in the icon display area, and selects one one-click icon from the list of the one-click icons displayed in the icon display area, to automatically set a plurality of printing functions corresponding to the selected one-click icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Mikane Tago, Taeko Tatebayashi, Kenji Imai, Michiko Ogino, Ryuichi Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20060244933
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, in a projections lens position adjuster, when a part of a dial exposed from an exterior case is rotated downward, a gear is rotated in an R2 direction. A Y-slider is then moved downward (in a Y3 direction). Accordingly, a Y-table is moved downward, as is a projection lens. When the part of the dial exposed from the exterior case is rotated upward, the projection lens is moved upward. When a part of a dial exposed from the exterior case is rotated leftward. In contrast, when the dial is rotated rightward, the projection lens is moved rightward. Provided around the projection lens are a first light shield for closing a gap between an opening of a front case and a periphery of the projection lens, and a second light shield for closing a gap between the projection lens and a hole of a base of the projection lens position adjuster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akitoshi Kuroda, Akira Momose
  • Patent number: 7090360
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, in a projection lens position adjuster, when a part of a dial exposed from an exterior case is rotated downward, a gear is rotated in an R2 direction. A Y-slider is then moved downward (in a Y3 direction). Accordingly, a Y-table is moved downward, as is a projection lens. When the part of the dial exposed from the exterior case is rotated upward, the projection lens is moved upward. When a part of a dial exposed form the exterior case is rotated leftward as seen from a rear side of a projector, the projection lens is moved leftward. In contrast, when the dial is rotated rightward, the projection lens is moved rightward. Provided around the projection lens are a first light shield for closing a gap between an opening of a front case and a periphery of the projection lens, and a second light shield for closing a gap between the projection lens and a hole of a base of the projection lens position adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akitoshi Kuroda, Akira Momose
  • Patent number: 7055966
    Abstract: When a video signal is inputted to a projector (10) through a video input terminal, a luminance peak value of an image of the video signal is detected by an image-analyzing circuit (61) to be outputted to a CPU (71). A gain-adjusting circuit (63) adjusts a luminance signal in the video signal based on a command from the CPU (71). The CPU (71) determines a gain adjustment amount based on the luminance peak value of the image obtained by the image-analyzing circuit (61) and outputs the result to the gain-adjusting circuit (63). For instance, when the luminance peak value (Ip) of the image is 50% of the upper limit (Imax) thereof, a gain-adjusting amount AG is doubled. In this case, an illuminating light volume of a light valve (44a) has to be reduced to 50%, which is achieved by light-attenuation by a light-source lamp (21) and an open/close light shield (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Atsushi Miyazawa, Keijiro Naito
  • Patent number: 7008070
    Abstract: An illumination device includes: a light source; a polarization converter (114) that converts a light beam irradiated by the light source into a substantially uniform linear polarized light, the polarization converter (114) being slanted relative to a central axis of the light beam irradiated by the light source and including a plurality of polarization-separating films (1141) and a plurality of light reflection films (1143) alternately arranged in a direction substantially orthogonal to the central axis of the light beam irradiated by the light source; an optical filter (311) provided between the light source and the polarization converter (114) and having a plurality of optical conversion layers, which are formed striped with the pitch thereof corresponding to the arrangement of the polarization-separating films (1141) to optically convert the incident light beam; a holder frame (312) that holds the optical filter (311); and a filter-driving mechanism (313) that moves the holder frame (312) in a direction i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nishida, Akira Momose
  • Publication number: 20050185386
    Abstract: A casing for electronic device having a casing body for housing an electronic device and a foot part provided to be movable forward to and backward from a surface of the casing body and adapted to adjust inclination of the electronic device, the casing body has a boss that is formed to protrude on the inner surface of the casing body and in which a hole connecting the inside and outside of the casing body is formed, and the foot part has a grounding part exposed from the casing for an electronic device and abutted against an installation target surface and a shaft part housed within the boss and having a screw groove formed on its outer circumferential surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Okoshi, Akira Momose
  • Publication number: 20050068505
    Abstract: When a video signal is inputted to a projector (10) through a video input terminal, a luminance peak value of an image of the video signal is detected by an image-analyzing circuit (61) to be outputted to a CPU (71). A gain-adjusting circuit (63) adjusts a luminance signal in the video signal based on a command from the CPU (71). The CPU (71) determines a gain adjustment amount based on the luminance peak value of the image obtained by the image-analyzing circuit (61) and outputs the result to the gain-adjusting circuit (63). For instance, when the luminance peak value (lp) of the image is 50% of the upper limit (Imax) thereof, a gain-adjusting amount AG is doubled In this case, an illuminating light volume of a light valve (44a) has to be reduced to 50%, which is achieved by light-attenuation by a light-source lamp (21) and an open/close light shield (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Atsushi Miyazawa, Keijiro Naito
  • Publication number: 20050030749
    Abstract: An illumination device includes: a light source; a polarization converter (114) that converts a light beam irradiated by the light source into a substantially uniform linear polarized light, the polarization converter (114) being slanted relative to a central axis of the light beam irradiated by the light source and including a plurality of polarization-separating films (1141) and a plurality of light reflection films (1143) alternately arranged in a direction substantially orthogonal to the central axis of the light beam irradiated by the light source; an optical filter (311) provided between the light source and the polarization converter (114) and having a plurality of optical conversion layers, which are formed striped with the pitch thereof corresponding to the arrangement of the polarization-separating films (1141) to optically convert the incident light beam; a holder frame (312) that holds the optical filter (311); and a filter-driving mechanism (313) that moves the holder frame (312) in a direction i
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nishida, Akira Momose
  • Publication number: 20050024596
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, in a projection lens position, adjuster when a part of a dial exposed from an exterior case is rotated downward, a gear is rotated in an R2 direction. A Y-slider is then moved downward (in a Y3 direction). Accordingly, a Y-table is moved downward, as is a projection lens. When the part of the dial exposed from the exterior case is rotated upward, the projection lens is moved upward. When a part of a dial exposed form the exterior case is rotated leftward as seen from a rear side of a projector, the projection lens is moved leftward. In contrast, when the dial is rotated rightward, the projection lens is moved rightward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akitoshi Kuroda, Akira Momose
  • Patent number: 6545803
    Abstract: A virtual screen display apparatus includes a display arranged to generate display information and having an effective diagonal length DLC and an optical projecting element arranged to receive the display information from the display and to project and form an image, the optical projecting element having an effective F number which is defined by Fe=S1/PuD wherein S1 is a distance between the display and a principal point of the optical projecting element and PuD is a diameter of an exit pupil of the optical projecting element. A field optical element arranged to form an in-space image in a position of a virtual screen and to direct a divergent light flux from the virtual screen to a view region where the image is viewable to an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Sakuma, Makoto Obu, Akira Momose
  • Patent number: 6501429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a small portable information processing apparatus. A GPS unit (11, 300) is attachable to and detachable from a rear surface of a portable information terminal (10, 350), so that the GPS unit (11, 300) can be mounted on the rear surface of the portable information terminal (10, 350) to make it serviceable only when necessary, thus improving convenience. Power is supplied to the GPS unit (11, 300, 650) only when an antenna unit (112, 500, 613) is set in a serviceable state. This prevents the exhaustion of a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Nakamura, Akira Momose, Hidekazu Maezawa
  • Patent number: 6450021
    Abstract: A tire air monitoring apparatus includes transmitters for wirelessly transmitting data regarding the inner pressure of tires and a receiver for receiving the data transmitted by the transmitters. Each transmitter is powered by a battery. Each transmitter includes a pressure sensor, which measures the inner pressure of the tire at predetermined measuring intervals. Each transmitter periodically and wirelessly transmits data every time the pressure sensor has taken a measurement a predetermined number of times. When the tire pressure changes by an amount that is equal to or greater than a predetermined upper limit value during a predetermined judging time, the transmitter performs an early data transmission. Therefore, an abnormality in the tire pressure is immediately communicated to a driver, and battery strength is conserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Pacific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michiya Katou, Akira Momose
  • Patent number: D502486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mugio Kawasaki, Akira Momose, Akitoshi Kuroda
  • Patent number: D498250
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mugio Kawasaki, Akira Momose, Akitoshi Kuroda