Patents by Inventor Harumi Nakamura

Harumi Nakamura 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: 9528695
    Abstract: An illuminated makeup mirror set includes: a mirror unit; a surface light source with adjustable color that is used to illuminate a makeup subject; a setting unit for setting illumination conditions with the surface light source according to an input operation; an adjustment unit for adjusting color and brightness of the surface light source according to the illumination conditions set by the setting unit; a speaker; and a playback unit that stores a plurality of musical pieces as data, plays a musical piece selected from the plurality of musical pieces according to the illumination conditions and time of illumination with the surface light source, and causes the speaker to output the selected musical piece as a reproduced sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazufumi Adachi, Kazunaga Ida, Taku Ito, Harumi Nakamura, Meiji Kitamura, Takeshi Nakamura, Yosuke Sato, Takuo Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9338859
    Abstract: An illuminated makeup mirror set includes: a mirror unit; a surface light source for illumination with adjustable color and adjustable brightness; a memory unit in which illumination conditions corresponding to a plurality of scenes are stored; a detection unit for detecting the color and brightness of ambient light at an installation position of the makeup mirror set; a selection unit for selecting one of the plurality of scenes according to an input operation; an acquisition unit for acquiring, from the memory unit, illumination conditions corresponding to the scene selected through the selection unit; and an adjustment unit for adjusting the color and brightness of the surface light source according to the color and brightness of the ambient light detected by the detection unit and the illumination conditions acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazufumi Adachi, Kazunaga Ida, Taku Ito, Harumi Nakamura, Meiji Kitamura, Takeshi Nakamura, Yosuke Sato, Takuo Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20150159856
    Abstract: An illuminated makeup mirror set includes: a mirror unit; a surface light source with adjustable color that is used to illuminate a makeup subject; a setting unit for setting illumination conditions with the surface light source according to an input operation; an adjustment unit for adjusting color and brightness of the surface light source according to the illumination conditions set by the setting unit; a speaker; and a playback unit that stores a plurality of musical pieces as data, plays a musical piece selected from the plurality of musical pieces according to the illumination conditions and time of illumination with the surface light source, and causes the speaker to output the selected musical piece as a reproduced sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicants: TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazufumi Adachi, Kazunaga Ida, Taku Ito, Harumi Nakamura, Meiji Kitamura, Takeshi Nakamura, Yosuke Sato, Takuo Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20140368112
    Abstract: An illuminated makeup mirror set includes: a mirror unit; a surface light source for illumination with adjustable color and adjustable brightness; a memory unit in which illumination conditions corresponding to a plurality of scenes are stored; a detection unit for detecting the color and brightness of ambient light at an installation position of the makeup mirror set; a selection unit for selecting one of the plurality of scenes according to an input operation; an acquisition unit for acquiring, from the memory unit, illumination conditions corresponding to the scene selected through the selection unit; and an adjustment unit for adjusting the color and brightness of the surface light source according to the color and brightness of the ambient light detected by the detection unit and the illumination conditions acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazufumi Adachi, Kazunaga Ida, Taku Ito, Harumi Nakamura, Meiji Kitamura, Takeshi Nakamura, Yosuke Sato, Takuo Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20140240964
    Abstract: An illuminated makeup mirror set includes: a mirror unit having a mirror surface; side plates having attached thereto surface light sources with adjustable color; and a controller for driving the surface light sources according to an input operation and adjusting emission color and brightness of the surface light sources. The side plates are foldably connected to side edge portions of the mirror unit such that the angles between the mirror surface and the side plates are adjustable. Therefore, optimal illumination conditions can be produced, and the illuminated makeup mirror set can be easily carried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Kazufumi Adachi, Kazunaga Ida, Taku Ito, Harumi Nakamura, Meiji Kitamura, Takeshi Nakamura, Yosuke Sato, Takuo Shinohara, Hiroyasu Shoji, Akane Kuroda
  • Patent number: 7568079
    Abstract: A storing-reproducing unit 200 recognizes a free space of a contents storage area by a storage-area-administrating device, sets a recording timing duration based on the recognized free space of the contents storage area, and selects a schedule information of a contents to be recorded from recording schedule list information. Hence, frequency of storing the contents in the HDD 270 can be reduced, thereby avoiding that the contents which has not yet watched is erased by self-erasing, so that the contents can be effectively recorded. Therefore, a user can secure flexibility in time in watching the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Naoaki Horiuchi, Motooki Sugihara, Tetsuya Kawahara, Harumi Nakamura, Hideki Nagata
  • Patent number: 7478206
    Abstract: A storing/reproducing device includes a storing controller that recognizes programming information read out from timer recording list information and the data size of a content corresponding to the programming information, and compares the data size with free spaces of an automatic recording area 272 and a manual recording area 273 both forming a content recording area 271, the free spaces being recognized by a storing area manager. When the content is recorded based on the programming information set with input operation by a user, the storing controller records the content in the automatic recording area 272 if the storing controller judges that there is not enough free space in the manual recording area 273. Accordingly, other pieces of information will not be recorded in the manual recording area 273, thereby securing free space in the manual recording area. Therefore, manual recording with the input operation by the user can surely be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Harumi Nakamura, Koji Matsuura, Naoaki Horiuchi, Tomoharu Kirihara, Hideki Nagata
  • Publication number: 20050289599
    Abstract: When a request for receiving or reproducing contents data of a TV program of a predetermined detail based on an input on an input unit 260 of a recording/reproducing device 200 is recognized, a related keyword related to a keyword as a searching request is recognized. Program information is narrowed, from program information including the keyword and the related keyword in accordance with a priority based on an appearance frequency as a history of the related keyword for the keyword. Since the detail of the detected program information corresponds to the priority, improper searching of the program information can be prevented, so that the program information can be selected appropriately, and proper contents data can be retrieved easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Matsuura, Harumi Nakamura, Tetsuya Kawahara, Wakako Nagata, Yukio Numkami
  • Publication number: 20050289635
    Abstract: A storing/reproducing device includes a storing controller that recognizes programming information read out from timer recording list information and the data size of a content corresponding to the programming information, and compares the data size with free spaces of an automatic recording area 272 and a manual recording area 273 both forming a content recording area 271, the free spaces being recognized by a storing area manager. When the content is recorded based on the programming information set with input operation by a user, the storing controller records the content in the automatic recording area 272 if the storing controller judges that there is not enough free space in the manual recording area 273. Accordingly, other pieces of information will not be recorded in the manual recording area 273, thereby securing free space in the manual recording area. Therefore, manual recording with the input operation by the user can surely be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harumi Nakamura, Koji Matsuura, Naoaki Horiuchi, Tomoharu Kirihara, Hideki Nagata
  • Publication number: 20050289616
    Abstract: A storing-reproducing unit 200 recognizes a free space of a contents storage area by a storage-area-administrating device, sets a recording timing duration based on the recognized free space of the contents storage area, and selects a schedule information of a contents to be recorded from recording schedule list information. Hence, frequency of storing the contents in the HDD 270 can be reduced, thereby avoiding that the contents which has not yet watched is erased by self-erasing, so that the contents can be effectively recorded. Therefore, a user can secure flexibility in time in watching the contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoaki Horiuchi, Motooki Sugihara, Tetsuya Kawahara, Harumi Nakamura, Hideki Nagata
  • Publication number: 20050289600
    Abstract: When request information for receiving or reproducing contents data of a TV program of a predetermined detail due to an input on an input unit 260 of a recording/reproducing device 200 is recognized, a genre or a keyword for the requested contents data is recognized. A basic program information about the genre or the keyword is searched based on a program information table generated from EPG data. By generating history information in which the genre and the keyword are associated, and computing an appearance frequency of the combination, a user's preference can be judged. The contents data is received based on the basic program information including requested genre or information and corresponding to the history information with high appearance frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kawahara, Yukio Numakami, Harumi Nakamura, Koji Matsuura, Tomoharu Kirihara
  • Publication number: 20050289595
    Abstract: On retrieving manual recording reservation request information, a CPU 290 of a storing/reproducing apparatus 200 generates manual reservation information in which recording start date/time information, recording end date/time information and the like are described and incorporates the manual reservation information in manual reservation list information. On retrieving automatic recording reservation request information, the CPU 290 generates, based on EPG data retrieved in advance, automatic reservation information in which recording start date/time information, recording end date/time information and the like of contents corresponding to a keyword of the automatic recording reservation request information are described and incorporates the automatic reservation information in automatic reservation list information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harumi Nakamura, Koji Matsuura, Motooki Sugihara, Masahiro Kudo, Wakako Nagata