Patents by Inventor Hideki Nakamura

Hideki 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: 9703692
    Abstract: Provided is a development supporting system that extracts important test cases in accordance with development statuses of a program, test statuses, etc. The development supporting system according to a representative embodiment includes a configuration managing unit that retains and manages the program and each of the test cases in a repository, and a test executing unit that executes the test case and stores a test result in the repository. The test case is managed in the repository in association with information of a type thereof, the configuration managing unit judges a development status of the program and sets a priority for each of the test cases based on the development status, and the test executing unit extracts the test case to be executed based on the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Maeoka, Hideki Nakamura, Akira Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170161181
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide efficient testing of software. A testing support apparatus stores a plurality of test scenarios including description concerning transition of screens, source codes constituting the software, and screen/source code correspondence information representing correspondence between the screens and the source codes related to generation of the screens, generates test scenario dividing information which is information including the results of dividing the description of each test scenario into a plurality of blocks in terms of the screens, sets execution priority levels for the plurality of test scenarios based on the test scenario dividing information, and sequentially executes the test scenarios in accordance with the execution priority levels. The testing support apparatus sets the execution priority levels for the plurality of test scenarios for each screen based on a criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Genta KOREKI, Jun MAEOKA, Hideki NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170122723
    Abstract: An elevator hoistway dimension measuring apparatus includes: a base that is mounted to a floor; a first arm that extends in a first direction from the base so as to penetrate inside a hoistway; a pair of second arms that extend from two sides of the base when viewed in the first direction, and that are respectively placed in contact with inner surfaces of a facing pair of jambs of a doorframe; a pair of third arms that extend parallel to the second arms beyond the jambs of the doorframe; and a three-dimensional coordinate measuring machine that is mounted to an end portion of the first arm to measure the hoistway three-dimensionally from inside the hoistway, whereby measuring time is shortened significantly, and safety is also improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu ENOMOTO, Hideki NAKAMURA, Keisuke SAMBONGI
  • Patent number: 9598264
    Abstract: A safety device main body that is inserted inside a lower frame of a car frame includes a braking member. A guiding apparatus includes a guide shoe that is displaceable inside the safety device main body between a guided position that is guided by a guide rail and a retracted position that is removed from the guided position. The guide shoe is disposed in the guided position when the braking member is separated from the guide rail. An actuating apparatus displaces the guide shoe toward the retracted position while displacing the braking member in a direction of contact with the guide rail. The safety device main body, the guiding apparatus, and the actuating apparatus are supported together by a supporting body. The supporting body is mounted onto the lower frame from below using a mounting aperture that is previously disposed on the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sachiomi Mizuno, Hideki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170037938
    Abstract: An automatic transmission device for a vehicle includes a first planetary gear mechanism, a second planetary gear mechanism, a third planetary gear mechanism, a fourth planetary gear mechanism, an input shaft, an output shaft, six engaging elements including a first engaging element, a first clutch, a second clutch, a third clutch, a first brake and a second brake, a first connection member, a second connection member, a third connection member, a fourth connection member, a fifth connection member, and a sixth connection member. Nine forward speeds and one reverse speed are provided by an engagement of three engaging elements of the six engaging elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoharu Takagi, Atsuhiro Mase, Hideki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9562591
    Abstract: An automatic transmission device for a vehicle includes a first planetary gear mechanism, a second planetary gear mechanism, a third planetary gear mechanism, a fourth planetary gear mechanism, an input shaft, an output shaft, six engaging elements including a first engaging element, a second engaging element, a first clutch, a second clutch, a third clutch and a brake, a first connection member, a second connection member, a third connection member, a fourth connection member, a fifth connection member, a sixth connection member, a seventh connection member, an eighth connection member, and a ninth connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoharu Takagi, Atsuhiro Mase, Hideki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170030433
    Abstract: An automatic transmission device for a vehicle includes a first planetary gear mechanism, a second planetary gear mechanism, a third planetary gear mechanism, a fourth planetary gear mechanism, an input shaft, an output shaft, six engaging elements including a first engaging element, a second engaging element, a first clutch, a second clutch, a third clutch and a brake, a first connection member, a second connection member, a third connection member, a fourth connection member, a fifth connection member, a sixth connection member, a seventh connection member, an eighth connection member, and a ninth connection member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoharu Takagi, Atsuhiro Mase, Hideki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9535344
    Abstract: A photoconductor is used for an image-forming apparatus, and the photoconductor has a surface including irregularities having an arithmetic average roughness of 0.1 ?m or more and 0.5 ?m or less in a cycle length from 867 to 1,654 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Toriu, Hideki Nakamura, Tadayoshi Uchida, Hiroki Orii
  • Publication number: 20160378647
    Abstract: Provided is a development supporting system that extracts important test cases in accordance with development statuses of a program, test statuses, etc. The development supporting system according to a representative embodiment includes a configuration managing unit that retains and manages the program and each of the test cases in a repository, and a test executing unit that executes the test case and stores a test result in the repository. The test case is managed in the repository in association with information of a type thereof, the configuration managing unit judges a development status of the program and sets a priority for each of the test cases based on the development status, and the test executing unit extracts the test case to be executed based on the priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jun MAEOKA, Hideki NAKAMURA, Akira TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9500797
    Abstract: The present invention provides a microlens array including multiple microlenses arranged axially parallel to one another, wherein entrance surfaces of the microlenses on which light is incident are made of resin, and exit surfaces of the microlenses from which light exits are made of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Sato, Hideki Nakamura, Hiroshi Ogino
  • Patent number: 9503003
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus drives and rotates at least one of a photosensitive drum and a transport roller with use of a stepping motor in a multi-phase excitation mode. The image forming apparatus includes: a constant-voltage control unit controlling the stepping motor by applying a constant voltage for each phase; a constant-current control unit controlling the stepping motor by regulating an amount of current for each phase by a chopping control; a measuring unit measuring a chopping count of each phase on a per-step basis; a chopping count determination unit determining whether the chopping count of each phase is less than or equal to a predetermined count; and a control switching unit causing the constant-voltage control unit to control the stepping motor when the chopping count determination unit determines affirmatively, and causing the constant-current control unit to control the stepping motor when the chopping count determination unit determines negatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsujimoto, Hideki Nakamura, Takeshi Ishida, Naoto Sugaya, Akimasa Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9441709
    Abstract: An automatic transmission includes plural planetary gear mechanisms rotatably supported by a housing to be coaxial to a rotation axis, a ring gear of the foremost planetary gear mechanism being connected to a sun gear of the rearmost planetary gear mechanism, an input shaft being connected to a carrier of the foremost planetary gear mechanism, an output shaft being connected to a carrier of the rearmost planetary gear mechanism, a rotation member positioned at a radially outward of the ring gear of the rearmost planetary gear mechanism to be rotatable coaxially to the ring gear of the rearmost planetary gear mechanism, a brake selectively fixing the rotation member to the housing, a clutch selectively connecting the rotation member and a carrier of the planetary gear mechanism positioned at front relative to the rearmost planetary gear mechanism by one, and a dog clutch selectively connecting the ring gear of the rearmost planetary gear mechanism and the rotation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Nakamura, Kiyoharu Takagi, Atsuhiro Mase
  • Patent number: 9416851
    Abstract: An automatic transmission includes first to third planetary gear mechanisms; a second sun gear, a second carrier, and a second ring gear in a velocity diagram being defined as a first element, a second element, and a third element, respectively, in a case where a single pinion type planetary gear mechanism is applied as the second planetary gear mechanism; and the second carrier, the second ring gear, and the second sun gear in a velocity diagram being defined as the first element, the second element, and the third element, respectively, in a case where a double pinion type planetary gear mechanism is applied as the second planetary gear mechanism. A first brake fixes a first sun gear to a housing, a second clutch connects the first sun gear and the third element, and a fourth clutch connects the second element and a third carrier when a reverse speed is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoharu Takagi, Atsuhiro Mase, Hideki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9416852
    Abstract: An automatic transmission for a vehicle includes a housing, three single pinion type planetary gear mechanisms being supported by the housing, an input shaft supported by the housing and connected to a first carrier, an output shaft connected to a third carrier, a brake, a first clutch selectively connecting the first carrier and a second sun gear, a second clutch, a third clutch, a fourth clutch, and a switching clutch. The switching clutch selectively switches positions to a position where a third ring gear is fixed to the housing, a position where a second carrier is fixed to the housing, or a position where the third ring gear and the second carrier are released relative to the housing. The first clutch connects the first carrier and the second sun gear, and the switching clutch fixes the second carrier to the housing when establishing a reverse speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoharu Takagi, Atsuhiro Mase, Hideki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9409748
    Abstract: A safety supporting body includes: a supporting body main body that is disposed inside a vertical stanchion groove of a car frame; and an engaging portion that protrudes outward from the supporting body main body, and that is hooked onto an upper end portion of a vertical stanchion. The safety supporting body is fixed to the vertical stanchion by a supporting body fixing apparatus. The supporting body fixing apparatus includes: a first fixing bolt that applies pressure between a side surface of the vertical stanchion groove and the supporting body main body; and a second fixing bolt that applies pressure between the engaging portion and a guiding apparatus mounting base that is fixed to the car frame. A safety device main body that applies a braking force to the car by placing a braking member in contact with the guide rail is disposed on the safety supporting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sachiomi Mizuno, Hideki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9382094
    Abstract: An elevator renovation method, which is capable of reducing a renovation period and enabling effective use of a space when an existing hydraulic elevator is renovated to a non-hydraulic elevator. The elevator renovation method involves renovating a hydraulic elevator in which a plunger provided integrally with a car is hydraulically driven to a non-hydraulic elevator. The elevator renovation method includes; providing a driving device for generating a driving force for raising the car; leaving the plunger so that the plunger can be raised and lowered inside an existing jack; and obtaining the non-hydraulic elevator by exerting the driving force of the driving device in a direction in which the plunger is moved up to raise the car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Nakamura, Sachiomi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20160187792
    Abstract: A photoconductor is used for an image-forming apparatus, and the photoconductor has a surface including irregularities having an arithmetic average roughness of 0.1 ?m or more and 0.5 ?m or less in a cycle length from 867 to 1,654 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Noboru TORIU, Hideki NAKAMURA, Tadayoshi UCHIDA, Hiroki ORll
  • Publication number: 20160169348
    Abstract: An automatic transmission includes a second planetary gear mechanism having a sun gear, a carrier, and a ring gear being defined as first, second and third elements, respectively, when a single pinion type planetary gear mechanism is applied; the carrier, the ring gear, and the sun gear being defined as the first, second, and third elements, respectively, when a double pinion type is applied; a first brake, a switching clutch being switchable to a first position where the third element is selectively fixed to a housing; a first clutch, a second clutch, a third clutch, and a fourth clutch. The first brake fixes a sun gear of a first planetary gear mechanism to the housing, the switching clutch fixes the third element to the housing, and the fourth clutch connects the second element to a carrier of the third planetary gear mechanism when establishing a reverse speed stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki NAKAMURA, Kiyoharu TAKAGI, Atsuhiro MASE
  • Patent number: 9364979
    Abstract: A molded structure body includes a base member including at least thermoplastic resin and a molded member. The base member includes a connection portion, a first surrounding portion provided close to the connection portion and having a first density, and a second surrounding portion provided close to the first surrounding portion and having a second density. The first density is higher than the second density. The molded member is connected to and molded with the base member by injection of melted resin to the base member, and the molded member is connected to the connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Kamiya, Hideki Nakamura, Yuuta Yamanobe
  • Patent number: D787398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Siyoung Song, Ichiro Sakai, Hideki Nakamura