Patents by Inventor Haruo Inoue

Haruo 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: 8779017
    Abstract: A resin foam having fine foam cells is provided at low cost. A method of producing the foam includes preparing a molten resin composition and continuous extrusion foaming of the molten resin composition. The molten resin composition is prepared by melting a resin mixture of resins (A) and (B) by dissolving a foaming agent into the resin mixture. Resins (A) and (B) respectively have appropriately selected glass transition temperatures and resin (B) particles of appropriate diameter are dispersed in resin (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tamio Kawasumi, Haruo Inoue, Michio Eriguchi, Masaki Misumi
  • Publication number: 20130314644
    Abstract: Disclosed is a film having polarization selectivity and diffusibility, and a means for easily producing the film. The polarizing diffuser film is composed of substantially one kind of crystalline resin having an intrinsic birefringence of not less than 0.1, has a total light transmittance to visible light of 50-90%, a transmission haze to visible light of 15-90% and a transition polarization degree to visible light of 20-90%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki OKAMURA, Tamio KAWASUMI, Yuji INATOMI, Michio ERIGUCHI, Masaki MISUMI, Masataka IWATA, Haruo INOUE, Hiroshi MORI, Hirofumi ZENKOH
  • Patent number: 8462297
    Abstract: Disclosed is a film having polarization selectivity and diffusibility, and a means for easily producing the film. The polarizing diffuser film is composed of substantially one kind of crystalline resin having an intrinsic birefringence of not less than 0.1, has a total light transmittance to visible light of 50-90%, a transmission haze to visible light of 15-90% and a transition polarization degree to visible light of 20-90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Okamura, Tamio Kawasumi, Yuji Inatomi, Michio Eriguchi, Masaki Misumi, Masataka Iwata, Haruo Inoue, Hiroshi Mori, Hirofumi Zenkoh
  • Patent number: 8444477
    Abstract: A slot machine includes a reel assembly which has a transparent outer reel and a translucent inner reel disposed coaxially within the outer reel. The outer and inner reels are provided with first exterior surfaces on their periphery, and with second exterior surfaces on their side surfaces. The outer and inner reels are driven independently by a respective motor. In performing a first game, the side surfaces are horizontal so that first outer symbols and first inner symbols carried on each of the first exterior surfaces may be observable. In performing a second game, the side surfaces are perpendicular so that second outer symbols and second inner symbols carried on each of the second exterior surfaces may be observable. Symbol combinations are produced by synthesizing the symbols on the outer reel and the symbols on the inner reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20120088568
    Abstract: A slot machine includes a reel assembly which has a transparent outer reel and a translucent inner reel disposed coaxially within the outer reel. The outer and inner reels are provided with first exterior surfaces on their periphery, and with second exterior surfaces on their side surfaces. The outer and inner reels are driven independently by a respective motor. In performing a first game, the side surfaces are horizontal so that first outer symbols and first inner symbols carried on each of the first exterior surfaces may be observable. In performing a second game, the side surfaces are perpendicular so that second outer symbols and second inner symbols carried on each of the second exterior surfaces may be observable. Symbol combinations are produced by synthesizing the symbols on the outer reel and the symbols on the inner reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventor: Haruo INOUE
  • Patent number: 8092296
    Abstract: A slot machine includes a reel assembly which has a transparent outer reel and a translucent inner reel disposed coaxially within the outer reel. The outer and inner reels are provided with first exterior surfaces on their periphery, and with second exterior surfaces on their side surfaces. The outer and inner reels are driven independently by a respective motor. In performing a first game, the side surfaces are horizontal so that first outer symbols and first inner symbols carried on each of the first exterior surfaces may be observable. In performing a second game, the side surfaces are perpendicular so that second outer symbols and second inner symbols carried on each of the second exterior surfaces may be observable. Symbol combinations are produced by synthesizing the symbols on the outer reel and the symbols on the inner reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20110051053
    Abstract: Disclosed is a film having polarization selectivity and diffusibility, and a means for easily producing the film. The polarizing diffuser film is composed of substantially one kind of crystalline resin having an intrinsic birefringence of not less than 0.1, has a total light transmittance to visible light of 50-90%, a transmission haze to visible light of 15-90% and a transition polarization degree to visible light of 20-90%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Tomoyuki OKAMURA, Tamio Kawasumi, Yuji Inatomi, Michio Eriguchi, Masaki Misumi, Masataka Iwata, Haruo Inoue, Hiroshi Mori, Hirofumi Zenkoh
  • Publication number: 20100144912
    Abstract: A resin foam having fine foam cells is provided at low cost. A method of producing the foam includes preparing a molten resin composition and continuous extrusion foaming of the molten resin composition. The molten resin composition is prepared by melting a resin mixture of resins (A) and (B) by dissolving a foaming agent into the resin mixture. Resins (A) and (B) respectively have appropriately selected glass transition temperatures and resin (B) particles of appropriate diameter are dispersed in resin (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tamio Kawasumi, Haruo Inoue, Michio Eriguchi, Masaki Misumi
  • Publication number: 20080214282
    Abstract: A slot machine includes a reel assembly which has a transparent outer reel and a translucent inner reel disposed coaxially within the outer reel. The outer and inner reels are provided with first exterior surfaces on their periphery, and with second exterior surfaces on their side surfaces. The outer and inner reels are driven independently by a respective motor. In performing a first game, the side surfaces are horizontal so that first outer symbols and first inner symbols carried on each of the first exterior surfaces may be observable. In performing a second game, the side surfaces are perpendicular so that second outer symbols and second inner symbols carried on each of the second exterior surfaces may be observable. Symbol combinations are produced by synthesizing the symbols on the outer reel and the symbols on the inner reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7371172
    Abstract: A slot machine includes a reel assembly which has a transparent outer reel and a translucent inner reel disposed coaxially within the outer reel. The outer and inner reels are provided with first exterior surfaces on their periphery, and with second exterior surfaces on their side surfaces. The outer and inner reels are driven independently by a respective motor. In performing a first game, the side surfaces are horizontal so that first outer symbols and first inner symbols carried on each of the first exterior surfaces may be observable. In performing a second game, the side surfaces are perpendicular so that second outer symbols and second inner symbols carried on each of the second exterior surfaces may be observable. Symbol combinations are produced by synthesizing the symbols on the outer reel and the symbols on the inner reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7351143
    Abstract: A first symbol and a second symbol constituting a composition symbol “horse” are arranged on an inner reel and an outer reel respectively. When the outer reel is rotated and it is determined to display the composition symbol, the inner reels of first though third reel units are stopped so as to align the first symbols at a reference position, which is set relative to a central game line. After that, the outer reels of the first through third reel units are rotated and are stopped so as to align the second symbols on the central game line. When aligning the composition symbols “horse” on the central game line, the inner reel is rotated by a predetermined angle in forward and backward directions. This operation is carried out prescribed times to perform dynamic attraction in that pupil of the horse is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Dragon Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7344442
    Abstract: A symbol display device is provided with a first reel unit, a second reel unit, and a third reel unit. Each of the first, the second, and the third reel unit is composed as a double reel structure with an inner reel and an outer reel. The inner reel and the outer reel are formed out of light-transmittable material and have translucent symbols arranged on their peripheries. A first light-emitting device is provided inside the inner reel to illuminate the symbols on the inner reel from behind of them and a second light-emitting device is provided between the inner reel and the outer reel to illuminate the symbols on the outer reel from behind of them. In order to illuminate the symbols on the outer reel, only the second light-emitting device is lit up, while the first light-emitting device is lit up in order to illuminate only the symbols on the inner reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: DRAGON Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7311602
    Abstract: An inner reel is provided with an A-zone, a B-zone and a C-zone. Symbols of the inner reel are arranged in the respective zones. The A-zone to the C-zone are selectively displayed in accordance with a game condition. The A-zone is used in a normal game. The B-zone and the C-zone are used for deciding a sort of benefit to be afforded in a free game. Either of the B-zone or the C-zone is used in the free game. Using the B-zone brings the benefits in that winning provability is raised and in that odds are increased in case of winning. Using the C-zone brings the benefit in that a number of the free games are added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Dragon Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20070281776
    Abstract: In a display type slot machine, a background image operated means is generated so that a three-dimensional image which contains a 1st mechanical element in a background image may be displayed, on the other hand, a reel image generating means contains a 2nd mechanical element at the end part of a reel, and this 2nd mechanical element carries out variable displaying receiving the power of a 1st mechanically element of said background image. When a game is performed, for the visual perception of a player, it gives a mechanical and a three-dimensional real feeling to variable displaying of a reel displayed on a display, and it is giving an image which a reel rotates actually via a means of power transfer of a background image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20070267810
    Abstract: A game machine complex display apparatus is placed behind a transparent panel provided on a front face of a game machine. The game machine complex display apparatus has a display assembly with a plurality of display devices, a support frame for rotatably supporting the display assembly, and a support frame shift mechanism for moving the support frame forward and rearward. The support frame shift mechanism moves the support frame between a forward position close to the transparent panel and a rearward position away from the transparent panel, so that each display surface of the display devices can face the transparent panel at approximately the same distance when the display device is switched to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: DRAGON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20070178965
    Abstract: A second display section of a second display device is movable from an initial position to an end position. Upon starting the game, a first display device displays the symbols in motion and thereafter displays the stop symbols. Subsequently, the second display section displays the symbols in motion and displays the stop symbol. In some cases, the second display device moves. Even when there is no winning symbol combination, the player can win in accordance with the symbol combination of the first display device and the second display section. When the winning symbol combination appears after the second display section moves, the player wins the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: DRAGON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20070123343
    Abstract: A game machine which can announce beforehand or notify of a prize mode with a mechanical means. In the reel type game machine provided with the control part which controls a drive source to be able to determine a prize mode in the pattern indication portion of the inside reel via the visibility of the outside reel, the pattern indication portion of the perimeter of the outside reel is the sign for production which announces beforehand or notifies of the prize mode of the inside reel, and the control part controls the inside and outside source of a drive only for a reel after starting a game according to the prize mode determined by the lottery of the random number generation part, respectively to continue the game concerned by the inside reel, expressing the sign for production to the display window of a game machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7214132
    Abstract: A symbol display apparatus for game machine includes lined up plural reel units. Each reel unit has double reel structure composed of an outer reel and an inner reel. Inside the inner reel, backlights are disposed. Peripheries of the outer and inner reels are so colored lightly as to be semitransparent, so the outer and inner reels make an object disposed inside indistinct but transmit light. Inner symbols arranged on the periphery of the inner reel are printed with light color. When the inner and outer symbols are overlapped, the backlight emits white light. Color of the inner symbol illuminated with the white light does not affect adversely to appearance of the outer symbol. When the inner symbol is displayed through a transparent portion provided in the outer reel, the backlight emits light color of which is correspondent to the inner symbol for displaying the inner symbol emphatically and clearly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Dragon Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20070093289
    Abstract: A unit display device assembly having a plurality kinds of display devices in a revolving body, capable of changing a position of a pattern display part based on a sight line of a player, includes single or a plurality of display plates which are provided to the revolving body, having the windows corresponding to the pattern display part of the display device. Therefore, when the display position of the pattern display part of the unit display device is changed, the player can observe the pattern display part (or the part thereof) of the kind of the display device quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20060281533
    Abstract: The displaying device for game machines, installing in a back side of a front member of the game machines, having the movable display body with means for indicating, capable of appearing selectively at the rear of a transparent plate of the front member, includes the movable display body which is supported switchably by a fixed member having a guided part or a guide piece; and the displaying means which is switched by a working piece provided at the side of the movable display body, capable of reciprocating, and one of the guide piece and the guided part, which are provided at the side of the movable display body, which engage with the guide piece or the guided part and move the working piece in concert. Therefore, each displaying surface of the displaying means does not back away from the transparent plate of the front member of the game machines even though the movable display body having displaying means rotates around the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventor: Haruo Inoue