Patents by Inventor Haruki Inoue

Haruki Inoue 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: 10322591
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a conveyor that conveys a medium including a base layer and a separation layer and including a first region, a second region, and a third region; a printer; and a controller. The controller is configured to control the printer to print a first mark on a portion of the medium in one of the first region and a first-region-side portion of the second region and to print a second mark on a portion of the medium in one of the third region and a third-region-side portion of the second region such that the first mark and the second mark are arranged in a line in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoto Ito, Junya Kawai, Shuhei Nohara, Harumitsu Inoue, Yukihiko Sato, Haruki Matsumoto, Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 10315442
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium stores a program for: obtaining first to fourth positional information and first and second image information from a storage, displaying a first image indicated by the obtained first image information and a second image indicated by the obtained second image information; receiving selection of one of the first image and the second image displayed on a display, based on an operation of an operation device; and when selection of the first image is received, transmitting information including the first positional information and the second positional information, as cutting-position information indicating cutting positions in a tape, and when selection of the second image is received, transmitting information including the third positional information and the fourth positional information as the cutting-position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukihiko Sato, Takaaki Banno, Harumitsu Inoue, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukiko Takami, Tsutomu Kato, Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 10286693
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a conveyor configured to convey a medium including a transparent base layer and a separation layer stacked on each other, the medium further including a printing background layer; a printer configured to print a character on the medium conveyed by the conveyor, wherein the medium on which the character is printed is a printed medium; and a controller configured to control the conveyor and the printer. The controller is configured to: obtain outside-diameter relating information relating to an outside diameter of a wrapped member; and based on the obtained outside-diameter relating information, set a character printable region in which the printer is allowed to print the character on the printing background layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minako Ishida, Junya Kawai, Naoto Ito, Shuhei Nohara, Harumitsu Inoue, Yukihiko Sato, Haruki Matsumoto, Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 10240785
    Abstract: A solenoid valve driving apparatus includes switching means for ON/OFF-controlling application of a direct current voltage to a solenoid of a solenoid valve, and signal outputting means. A first period and a consecutive second period are set as a valve opening operation period of the solenoid valve. When the signal outputting means outputs the PWM signal to the switching means, a duty ratio of the output signal is set to be higher in the second period than in the first period so that a power supplied to the solenoid is larger in the second period than in the first period. As a result, a valve opening operation is performed in the solenoid valve reliably, and loud noise generation during the valve opening operation is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Noritz Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Konishi, Akira Ohta, Yoshihisa Kitano, Tomoya Nakano, Yoshifumi Atobe, Haruki Inoue, Yoshitaka Kimura, Ryo Ikeda, Tomoki Kishimoto, Yasuhide Ikeuchi, Tomoko Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 9983560
    Abstract: A positioning device and a programmable logic controller (PLC) system including the positioning device are provided. The positioning device includes a computing unit that analyzes a positioning start instruction that includes an operation pattern, a storage unit that stores therein an operation pattern and an analysis result obtained by the computing unit analyzing the operation pattern stored in the storage unit in association with each other, and an instruction generating unit including a processor that, when it is verified that the operation pattern stored in the storage unit corresponds to the operation pattern included in the positioning start instruction, reads the analysis result associated with the operation pattern stored in the storage unit and generates positioning instruction data for positioning a control target by using the read analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsushi Narui, Haruki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140249672
    Abstract: A positioning device includes a computing unit that analyzes a positioning start instruction that includes an operation pattern; a storage unit that stores therein an operation pattern and an analysis result obtained by the computing unit in association with each other; and an instruction generating unit that, when it is verified that an operation pattern corresponding to an operation pattern included in the positioning start instruction is stored in the storage unit, reads an analysis result associated with the corresponding operation pattern and generates positioning instruction data for positioning a control target by using a read analysis result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsushi Narui, Haruki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20110183277
    Abstract: A solenoid valve driving apparatus includes switching means for ON/OFF-controlling application of a direct current voltage to a solenoid of a solenoid valve, and signal outputting means. A first period and a consecutive second period are set as a valve opening operation period of the solenoid valve. When the signal outputting means outputs the PWM signal to the switching means, a duty ratio of the output signal is set to be higher in the second period than in the first period so that a power supplied to the solenoid is larger in the second period than in the first period. As a result, a valve opening operation is performed in the solenoid valve reliably, and loud noise generation during the valve opening operation is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Konishi, Akira Ohta, Yoshihisa Kitano, Tomoya Nakano, Yoshifumi Atobe, Haruki Inoue, Yoshitaka Kimura, Ryo Ikeda, Tomoki Kishimoto, Yasuhide Ikeuchi, Tomoko Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 6317732
    Abstract: A planning system includes an input device which accepts at least a given planning problem and values of variables required to solve the given planning problem; a display device which provides a visual display of an optimum plan obtained for the given planning problem; and a planner device which prepares an objective function representing items to be averaged and designs a plan to minimize a value of the objective function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Inoue, Mayumi Mizutani, Masami Shiozawa, Satoru Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 5757287
    Abstract: An object recognition system using the image processing in which an area having a unique feature is extracted from an input image of an object, the unique image is registered in a shade template memory circuit as a shade template, the input image is searched for an image similar to the shade template registered by a shade pattern matching circuit, the position of an object is determined for each template, the speed and direction of movement of the object is determined from the positional information, and the results thereof are integrated by a separation/integration circuit, thereby recognizing the whole of the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadaaki Kitamura, Yoshiki Kobayashi, Kunio Nakanishi, Masakazu Yahiro, Yoshiyuki Satoh, Toshiro Shibata, Takeshi Horie, Katsuyuki Yamamoto, Masao Takatoo, Haruki Inoue, Kazuyoshi Asada
  • Patent number: 5651098
    Abstract: A system for making an optimum plan for a given problem at high speed. The system sets a planning problem, etc., prepares an objective function and finalizes a plan for minimizing or maximizing the objective function value, and then stores necessary variables. The system prepares as many parent plans of a first generation as a given number (population), calculates objective function values, sorts plans in descending or ascending order of the objective function values of the plans, when selection numbers are assigned to plans in order of a ratio of the objective function value of each plan to the total of the objective function values of the plans, selects parent plans by using numbers indicated by as many constants as the population determined for each generation as the selection numbers, and replaces two elements, arranged at order positions specified by random numbers, with each other for each of the selected parent plans, to prepare child plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Inoue, Mayumi Mizutani, Hideo Yoshida, Hitoshi Onizawa, Kenichi Nakamura, Yukio Hamaguchi, Masami Shiozawa
  • Patent number: 5623580
    Abstract: A planning system for quickly forming the optimum plan for a given planning problem, includes a setting unit for accepting the given planning problem; an optimization unit for creating an objective function which expresses an item intended to be minimized or maximized in the planning problem, and for executing a process which minimizes or maximizes a value of the created objective function; a storage unit for storing therein, at least, constant values which are required for the optimizing process; and a display unit for displaying a processed result of the optimization unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Inoue, Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Hideo Yoshida, Yasuhiro Terada, Noboru Abe, Yoshiyuki Satoh, Masakazu Yahiro, Akemi Ohtsuki
  • Patent number: 5554983
    Abstract: An object recognition system using the image processing in which an area having a unique feature is extracted from an input image of an object, the unique image is registered in a shade template memory circuit as a shade template, the input image is searched for an image similar to the shade template registered by a shade pattern matching circuit, the position of an object is determined for each template, the speed and direction of movement of the object is determined from the positional information, and the results thereof are integrated by a separation/integration circuit, thereby recognizing the whole of the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadaaki Kitamura, Yoshiki Kobayashi, Kunio Nakanishi, Masakazu Yahiro, Yoshiyuki Satoh, Toshiro Shibata, Takeshi Horie, Katsuyuki Yamamoto, Masao Takatoo, Haruki Inoue, Kazuyoshi Asada
  • Patent number: 5402519
    Abstract: A neural network system includes a qualitative evaluation section, a neural network section, a quantifying section and a display section. The qualitative evaluation section qualitatively analyzes an unknown data supplied thereto, and normalizes the result of analysis within a predetermined range. The neural network section having a neural network with plural neurons computes the network output data from the normalized unknown data produced by the qualitative evaluation section. Each neuron is connected to plural other neurons through synapses, each of which is assigned an individual weight coefficient. Each neuron is adapted to output an output function value assigned thereto associated with the total sum of the products of the output from the neurons connected thereto and the synapse weight coefficient. The quantifying section quantifies the network output data to produce desired data. The desired data thus produced is displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Inoue, Kenichi Nakamura, Keiji Oshima, Masakazu Yahiro, Minoru Koide, Noboru Abe
  • Patent number: 5377308
    Abstract: A process control system for controlling a process exhibiting both linear behavior and non-linear behavior with a plurality of control quantities has a knowledge base storing therein universal facts, production rules including expert's empirical rules, meta rules describing flows of inferences, algorithm methods by mathematical expressions and membership functions referenced in fuzzy inference and a complex inference mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Haruki Inoue, Motohisa Funabashi, Masakazu Yahiro, Yoshiyuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 5251285
    Abstract: A prediction control of a process containing a non-linear behavior is effected by predicting a transition of process quantities (control quantities) of an object to be controlled a predetermined time period after the current time to provide predicted values and by determining manipulation quantities of at least a control effector in accordance with a difference between the predicted values and predetermined target values of the controlled object. A quantitative operation is carried out arithmetically identifying a process as a linear behavior, and a fuzzy inference or qualitative operation, including a fuzzy rule based on empirical knowledge, is carried out for simulating a process, wherein for input process information and current manipulation quantities to be maintained, both operations parallelly determine predicted values of control quantities. A process behavior determination is arithmetically carried out to determine whether the process linearly behaves (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Inoue, Motohisa Funabashi, Masakazu Yahiro, Yoshiyuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 5051932
    Abstract: A process control system for controlling a process exhibiting both linear behavior and non-linear behavior with a plurality of control quantities has a knowledge base storing therein universal facts, production rules including expert's empirical rules, meta rules describing flows of inferences, algorithm methods by mathematical expressions and membership functions referenced in fuzzy inference and a complex inference mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Inoue, Motohisa Funabashi, Masakazu Yahiro, Yoshiyuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 5025499
    Abstract: A process control system for controlling actions of a process is provided as a qualitative model to which the fuzzy theory is applied to infer and control the process. The process control system includes differentiation apparatus for determining the amounts of displacement of different process amounts with respect to time, qualitative fuzzy inference apparatus for making inference of qualitative process actions, and centroid arithmetic apparatus for converting the qualitative values of inferred control target process amounts into the appropriate amount of control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1991
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Inoue, Motohisa Funabashi, Masakazu Yahiro, Fumiki Tanaka