Patents by Inventor Dai Tanaka

Dai Tanaka 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: 20220234000
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method including: a gas absorption step of bringing exhaust gas into contact with an aqueous solution containing alkaline carbonate, so that carbon dioxide gas in the exhaust gas is allowed to react therewith, thereby obtaining an aqueous solution containing alkaline bicarbonate; a gas recovery step of recovering a gas containing nitrogen gas and oxygen gas obtained as a result of the gas absorption step; a decomposition step of decomposing at least a part of the alkaline bicarbonate obtained in the gas absorption step into the alkaline carbonate and the carbon dioxide gas; a circulation step of circulating at least a part of the alkaline carbonate obtained in the decomposition step to the gas absorption step; and a carbon dioxide gas recovery step of bringing a gas containing the carbon dioxide gas obtained as a result of the decomposition step into contact with an aqueous solution, thereby recovering the carbon dioxide gas obtained in the decomposition step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao KUSUNOKI, Hiroki TANAKA, Yoshimi TAMAKI, Dai TSUNODA
  • Publication number: 20220120464
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for summarizing and conveying expected thermal responses is described. Expected thermal responses of a room or an entire structure are calculated based on thermostat setpoints. The expected thermal responses are summarized into an expected thermal response visualization and displayed to a user for easy understanding of current, and future, temperature expectations before or as a room or entire structure is heated or cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Rex Xu, Dai Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11226780
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a CPU board configured to communicate with an external apparatus via a network and including a CPU; and a printer being an internal equipment configured to communicate with the CPU board by a communication method different from a communication method used between the CPU board and the network and having a USB device descriptor, wherein the CPU obtains the USB device descriptor from the printer and generates identification information corresponding to the printer based on the obtained USB device descriptor, and when the CPU receives an inquiry request to the printer from the external apparatus, the CPU transmits first response information indicating the generated identification information to the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Dai Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210375278
    Abstract: A system for providing a health care service includes a sound detection device, a first environmental sensor, a network accessible platform, and a network communicatively coupling the sound detection device, the first environmental sensor, and the network accessible platform. The network accessible platform is programmed to evaluate a sound data received from the sound detection device and generated by a user and a first sensor data received from the first environmental sensor to determine an abnormal condition associated with the user. The platform then causes an action to be performed by at least one further device coupled to the network accessible platform. The action is an action that was associated with the determined abnormal condition associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Arsham Hatambeiki, Menno Koopmans, Lee Haughawout, Dai Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10877712
    Abstract: A printer includes a processor configured to be communicatively coupled to an external device and a POS terminal on which a web browser operates, and enabling control of the external device by a control object with respect to the POS terminal based on relationship information, in which the processor enables the control of the external device by the control object with respect to a first POS terminal based on first relationship information, deletes the first relationship information while the control object is not deleted when the control of the external device by the first POS terminal ends, generates second relationship information indicating a relationship between a second POS terminal and the control object when a request for the external device from the second POS terminal is received after deleting the first relationship information, and enables the control of the external device from the second POS terminal by the control object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Washizu, Keigo Mori, Koji Hashimoto, Dai Tanaka, Akihiro Mishima
  • Patent number: 10628226
    Abstract: A device control device with a near-field wireless communication capability can use the configuration having the near-field wireless communication capability to easily establish a communication path between an external device and another device. A device controller has a USB interface that connects to a USB device; a tag reader that reads, by near-field wireless communication, an IC tag storing an external device address, which is the address of a tablet terminal; and a device controller that sends a device control device address, which is its own address, to the external device address read by the tag reader as the destination, and when, after sending the device control device address, establishing a communication path between the tablet terminal and a USB device is received from the tablet terminal, establishes a communication path between the tablet terminal and USB device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Hashimoto, Yoshinori Oshima, Dai Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200073610
    Abstract: A printer includes a processor configured to be communicatively coupled to an external device and a POS terminal on which a web browser operates, and enabling control of the external device by a control object with respect to the POS terminal based on relationship information, in which the processor enables the control of the external device by the control object with respect to a first POS terminal based on first relationship information, deletes the first relationship information while the control object is not deleted when the control of the external device by the first POS terminal ends, generates second relationship information indicating a relationship between a second POS terminal and the control object when a request for the external device from the second POS terminal is received after deleting the first relationship information, and enables the control of the external device from the second POS terminal by the control object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki WASHIZU, Keigo MORI, Koji HASHIMOTO, Dai TANAKA, Akihiro MISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200073605
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a CPU board configured to communicate with an external apparatus via a network and including a CPU; and a printer being an internal equipment configured to communicate with the CPU board by a communication method different from a communication method used between the CPU board and the network and having a USB device descriptor, wherein the CPU obtains the USB device descriptor from the printer and generates identification information corresponding to the printer based on the obtained USB device descriptor, and when the CPU receives an inquiry request to the printer from the external apparatus, the CPU transmits first response information indicating the generated identification information to the external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Dai TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180349873
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes an HTTP server that communicates with a terminal, a device interface that communicates with a device, a first device control unit on which a device driver corresponding to the device is mounted, a second device control unit that uses a driver that is able to correspond to the device, and a process unit that selects the first device control unit or the second device control unit based on control information received from the terminal by the HTTP server, generates a command based on the control information, and transmits the generated command to the device by the device interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Dai TANAKA, Koji Hashimoto, Yoshinori Oshima, Keigo Mori, Yuki Washizu
  • Publication number: 20180253712
    Abstract: A printer includes a printing mechanism configured to print a paper receipt; a first communicator configured to communicate with a POS terminal; a second communicator configured to communicate with a management server; an electronic receipt information generator configured to, when receiving an electronic receipt issuing command and settlement information via the first communicator, generate electronic receipt information including address information to transmit the electronic receipt information from the second communicator; and a print processor configured to cause the printer to print the paper receipt based on the settlement information when the electronic receipt issuing command includes print instruction information that the paper receipt is to be printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Keigo MORI, Yoshinori OSHIMA, Koji HASHIMOTO, Dai TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180165041
    Abstract: An order receiving system includes a server that provides a terminal device owned by a customer with an ordering application, and a printer that prints details of an order entered via the ordering application. The server includes a memory unit that has an area for storing the ordering application, a first receiver that receives entry of the order from the customer via the ordering application, and a first transmitter that transmits to the terminal device an email form addressed to the printer. A token for permitting access from the printer is attached to the email form. The printer includes a second receiver that receives an email from the terminal device, a second transmitter that transmits to the server an authentication request for the token attached to the received email, and a printing unit that prints the details of the order based on authentication of the token by the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Koji HASHIMOTO, Dai TANAKA, Keigo MORI, Yoshinori OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20180052716
    Abstract: A device control device with a near-field wireless communication capability can use the configuration having the near-field wireless communication capability to easily establish a communication path between an external device and another device. A device controller has a USB interface that connects to a USB device; a tag reader that reads, by near-field wireless communication, an IC tag storing an external device address, which is the address of a tablet terminal; and a device controller that sends a device control device address, which is its own address, to the external device address read by the tag reader as the destination, and when, after sending the device control device address, establishing a communication path between the tablet terminal and a USB device is received from the tablet terminal, establishes a communication path between the tablet terminal and USB device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji HASHIMOTO, Yoshinori OSHIMA, Dai TANAKA
  • Patent number: 8448624
    Abstract: A direct injection internal combustion engine employs a spray guided combustion method, wherein a fuel spray injected from a fuel injection valve is collected at an electrode section of a spark plug so that satisfactorily high combustion performance may be achieved even with a small amount of injected fuel. The engine includes spray control posts 30 arranged on both sides of the spark plug 5, for guiding the fuel injected from the fuel injection valve 4 to be directed toward the electrode section 10 of the spark plug 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Dai Tanaka, Koji Hata, Kazuyoshi Nakane, Kimihiko Sato, Shigeo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8421744
    Abstract: An information display has an information carrier including a storable display panel separate from a processing unit including a battery, and where there is a need to perform a process such as updating or manipulating information displayed on the display panel, it is possible to perform a desired process by connecting the processing unit to the information carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Koyama, Yoshiyuki Kodama, Dai Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20120227706
    Abstract: A fuel injection unit of an internal combustion engine includes at least an injector, an inlet opening, and an intake stroke injection device. A controller causes the intake stroke injection device to cause the injector to inject fuel in an intake stroke so that the fuel is introduced into an interior of a cylinder from the inlet opening. The fuel is injected from the injector into a range, which spreads in a width of an inside of the inlet opening when viewed from above of the cylinder, and which spreads in a width defined in a side of a center of the cylinder from a valve shaft in a state where the inlet valve is in a maximum lift-up level within the inside of the inlet opening when viewed from a lateral of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Dai TANAKA, Kazuyoshi Nakane, Kimihiko Sato, Kyohei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8250245
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a host device transmitting an order according to a USB standard and an information processing terminal responding to the order. The information processing terminal includes a storing unit, a first operation unit, a receiver, an operation-mode switch, a first processor, and a first outputting unit. The host device includes a second operation unit, a transmitter, a second processor, and a second outputting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Dai Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8074621
    Abstract: The invention provides an in-cylinder injection type internal combustion engine that is capable of controlling gas flow velocity in the vicinity of an ignition part of a spark plug and maintaining an air-fuel mixture suitable for ignition for a long time. The engine includes deflecting parts 28 that have a passage 25 located on a wall face of a combustion chamber between an injection part 11 and an ignition part 17, and deflect a portion of the fuel injected from the injection part 11 to indirectly direct the fuel to the vicinity of the ignition part. Due to the above construction, there is a difference in reaching timing between direct and indirect routes, and moreover a flow velocity of gas that reaches the ignition part is reduced by fuel deflection. An air-fuel mixture suitable for ignition therefore remains in the vicinity of the ignition part for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Hata, Dai Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8077169
    Abstract: There is disclosed an information processing device with an operator unit capable of providing adequate operationality for both of display devices or drive modes which respectively require different rewrite times. The information processing device includes: at least one display device; an operator unit that is displaced from a reference point; a displacement detection unit that detects a displacement amount of the operator unit; a signal supply unit that supplies the at least one display device with a control signal for changing display on the at least one display device, depending on the displacement amount detected by the displacement detection unit; and a load controller that controls a load applied to the operator unit, depending on a display rewrite time per unit information amount in the at least one display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Dai Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7987295
    Abstract: An information processing device according the invention includes: a first interface used for communication via a network; a second interface used for communication with an information display device; an identifier acquisition unit that acquires an identifier specifying the information display device; an address storage unit that stores an address indicating location of a management device on the network; a mode information acquisition unit that acquires mode information indicating whether an operation mode of the information display device specified by the identifier acquired by the identifier acquisition unit is a server-linked mode or a stand-alone mode; a first transmission unit that transmits a request including a request to transmit management information specifying a content displayed in the information display device and the identifier, to the management device via the first interface when the mode information indicates the server-linked mode; a first receiving unit that receives the management inform
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Dai Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7812509
    Abstract: A spark plug (10) includes a plug body (51), a center electrode (52), a ground electrode (53) and injection control side poles (61, 62, 63). The ground electrode has an end portion (53a) opposing the end of the center electrode in a direction indicated by arrow A parallel to the axis of the plug body. A tip (53b) of the ground electrode and a tip (60a) of the injection control side poles (61, 62, 63) are positioned in substantially the same plane (71) perpendicular to the axis (C). The ground electrode (53) and the injection control side poles (61, 62, 63) are arranged at substantially regular intervals around the center electrode (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Dai Tanaka, Keisuke Nagakura, Shigeo Yamamoto