Patents by Inventor Hideo Nakamura

Hideo 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).

  • Publication number: 20190186384
    Abstract: An engine promoting activation of a catalyst is provided, including an exhaust manifold, an exhaust lead-out path led out from a manifold exit of the exhaust manifold, a catalyst case provided on the exhaust lead-out path, and a catalyst housed in the catalyst case. The exhaust manifold and the catalyst case are extended in the front-back direction of crankshaft extension and disposed side by side orthogonally to the front-back direction. The engine may further include a supercharger attached to the exit of the exhaust manifold, and the catalyst case is attached to a turbine exit of the supercharger. The engine may further include an exhaust relay pipe attached to the exit of the exhaust manifold, and the catalyst case is attached to a relay pipe exit of the exhaust relay pipe. The engine may further include an exhaust throttle device provided on an exhaust downstream side of the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Akihiko KAI, Katsushi INOUE, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Kentaro KITA, Hideo SHIMOJI, Hiroki MURATA, Gen NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190185987
    Abstract: Provided is a sputtering target which can lower a heat treatment temperature for ordering a Fe—Pt magnetic phase and can suppress generation of particles during sputtering. The sputtering target is a nonmagnetic material-dispersed sputtering target containing Fe, Pt and Ge. The sputtering target includes at least one magnetic phase satisfying a composition represented by (Fe1-?Pt?)1-?Ge?, as expressed in an atomic ratio for Fe, Pt and Ge, in which ? and ? represent numbers meeting 0.35???0.55 and 0.05???0.2, respectively. The magnetic phase has a ratio (SGe30mass%/SGe) of 0.5 or less. The ratio (SGe30mass%/SGe) is an average area ratio of Ge-based alloy phases containing a Ge concentration of 30% by mass or more (SGe30mass%) to an area ratio of Ge (SGe) calculated from the entire composition of the sputtering target, in element mapping by EPMA of a polished surface obtained by polishing a cross section perpendicular to a sputtering surface of the sputtering target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Sato, Hideo Takami, Yuichiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190173100
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a separator for fuel cell can hold the shape of slurry applied on the surface of a metal substrate and so form the structure of a predetermined thickness on the surface of the metal substrate. The method includes: a coating removal step to partially remove an oxide coating covering the surface of the metal substrate to form an application part; an applying step to apply slurry at the application part after removing the oxide coating; and a thermal treatment step to heat the slurry applied at the application part to form a conduit-defining part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo NAKAMURA, Yuichiro HAMA, Akinori EDA
  • Publication number: 20190148693
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a separator for fuel cell including a seal part of thermosetting resin can have improved productivity. The method includes a placing step to place uncured thermosetting resin on a substrate, a pre-curing step to pre-cure the uncured thermosetting resin on the substrate, and a curing step to cure the pre-cured thermosetting resin on the collected plurality of substrates to collectively form the seal parts on the plurality of substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Hideo NAKAMURA, Kazuomi YAMANISHI, Hiroki OKABE
  • Patent number: 10241728
    Abstract: A printer includes a transmitter and receiver configured to receive a setting command capable of setting a style of a character string for each delimiter area indicating an area of a line delimited by a tab position, a tab command for executing movement to the tab position, and a delimiter string that is delimited by the tab command, a printing apparatus memory configured to store style data, a printing apparatus processor configured to execute processing on the delimiter string based on the style of the corresponding delimiter area, and a printing mechanism configured to print the character string which is processed by the printing apparatus processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190023292
    Abstract: An information transmission system includes a ground system provided to a track and an onboard system installed in a train. The ground system includes two (M=2) track antennae selected from N types of track antennae with different resonance frequencies. The two track antennae are arranged side by side in a left and right direction relative to a traveling direction of the train. When the train passes through a position where the ground system is provided, the onboard system detects the two track antennae at once and can determine the resonance frequencies of the track antennae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Akira ASANO, Yuichirou SHIMIZU, Tomonori ITAGAKI, Tetsuya TAKATA, Hideo NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190004746
    Abstract: A print control device 31 connected to a host 20 and a printer 32 has a print data receiving unit 81 that receives print data written in markup language from the host 20, a command generating unit 82 that adds an initialization command before the print data and generates a print instruction command, and a command transmission unit 83 that transmits the generated print instruction command to the printer 32.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideo NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180311700
    Abstract: A step of constantly supplying first and second carrier gases into a processing container having a substrate therein through first and second carrier gas flow paths, respectively, and supplying a source gas into the processing container through a source gas flow path, a step of purging the source gas by supplying a purge gas into the processing container through a purge gas flow path provided separately from the carrier gas, a step of supplying a reactant gas into the processing container through a reactant gas flow path, and a step of purging the reactant gas by supplying a purge gas into the processing container through the purge gas flow path are performed in a predetermined cycle. An additive gas having a predetermined function is supplied as at least a part of the purge gas in at least one of the purging steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ashizawa, Yasushi Fujii, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Seokhyoung Hong, Kazuyoshi Yamazaki, Hideo Nakamura, Yu Nunoshige, Takashi Kamio
  • Publication number: 20180293471
    Abstract: A method of controlling printing by print control script embedded in a web page acquired by a client terminal from a web application server includes, after the acquired web page is displayed, accepting an input operation on the displayed web page and drawing a result of the input operation in a specific drawing area, the accepting and drawing operations being performed by the client terminal. The method further includes generating print data by converting image data written in the specific drawing area to a form enabling processing by a printer as a result of a print operation performed on the displayed web page, and commanding the printer to print the print data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nishizawa, Atsushi Yamaji
  • Patent number: 10089560
    Abstract: A script language compatible with HTML is used to define methods or objects capable of communicating directly with an intelligent module for printing operations without going through a web browser's print selection option. A print API library provides the needed methods/objects for creating an HTML print document, and converting it to raster image data using a user-selected conversion method. The intelligent module may function to provide a communication bridge for conveying communication between a web page on a user terminal and a target printer. The print API knows the IP address of the intelligent module, and sends a created print document directly to the intelligent module by means of the known IP address. The API may be part of an application that provides tools for visually creating or editing an HTML document without the user knowing how to program in HTML.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10086677
    Abstract: A refrigerant heating performance is increased while suppressing an increase in weight or cost. A vehicle air-conditioning device (10) is provided with a heat pump cycle (16) for heating operation in which an electric compressor (50) for compressing refrigerant, a vehicle-cabin-interior condenser (26), a throttle (52), and a vehicle-cabin-exterior heat exchanger (54) are connected in that order via refrigerant piping. An inverter for the electric compressor (50) in which a power element comprising a highly heat-resistant semiconductor device is used is disposed on the electric compressor (50) so that the refrigerant compressed by the electric compressor (50) can be heated by the power element. During heating operation of the heat pump cycle (16), the refrigerant is heated by the power element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Morishita, Koji Nakano, Hideo Nakamura, Keiji Nagasaka, Shunsuke Yakushiji
  • Patent number: 10065362
    Abstract: A joining method for joining together a first member in which fiber material is mixed into a first resin, and a second member that includes at least a second resin, includes abutting the first member and the second member together, and softening or melting the first resin of the first member and the second resin of the second member that are adjacent to abutting surfaces of the first member and the second member; and stirring a joint forming portion formed by the softened or melted first resin of the first member and the softened or melted second resin of the second member, and the fiber material included in the softened or melted first resin of the first member, in a direction inclined with respect to the abutting surfaces, and hardening the joint forming portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Takaaki Kiyono, Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10063731
    Abstract: An input control script embedded in a web page is received by a client terminal that accesses, using a web browser, a web application server on which a web application operates, and that controls an input device. The input control script comprises an acquisition request transmission unit that sends an acquisition request to the input device when a specific operation is performed on the web page from the web application server; an acquisition unit that acquires input information from the input device as a response to the acquisition request; and a drawing process unit that draws the input information acquired by the acquisition unit in a specific drawing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nishizawa
  • Publication number: 20180239564
    Abstract: A printer includes a transmitter and receiver configured to receive a setting command capable of setting a style of a character string for each delimiter area indicating an area of a line delimited by a tab position, a tab command for executing movement to the tab position, and a delimiter string that is delimited by the tab command, a printing apparatus memory configured to store style data, a printing apparatus processor configured to execute processing on the delimiter string based on the style of the corresponding delimiter area, and a printing mechanism configured to print the character string which is processed by the printing apparatus processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventor: Hideo NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10032096
    Abstract: A terminal uses a web application to control a printer on a network. The web application includes an API that permits the terminal to send instruction and inquiries to the printer over the network. The terminal submits, to the API, the printer's IP address and instructions for defining a print document or printer commands. The API then sends the print document or printer commands to the printer in accordance with the IP address. In this manner, the terminal can request status updates without sending a print job to the printer. The terminal sets the printer's ID address, identifies a type of status event inquiry, and submits the inquiry to receive the printer's current status related to the identified status event. To submit a print job, the terminal creates a print document using the API, sets the printer's ID address, and sends the print document as a print job to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10026028
    Abstract: A method of controlling printing by print control script embedded in a web page acquired by a client terminal from a web application server includes, after the acquired web page is displayed, accepting an input operation on the displayed web page and drawing a result of the input operation in a specific drawing area, the accepting and drawing operations being performed by the client terminal. The method further includes generating print data by converting image data written in the specific drawing area to a form enabling processing by a printer as a result of a print operation performed on the displayed web page, and commanding the printer to print the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nishizawa, Atsushi Yamaji
  • Patent number: 10019204
    Abstract: A print control device 31 connected to a host 20 and a printer 32 has a print data receiving unit 81 that receives print data written in markup language from the host 20, a command generating unit 82 that adds an initialization command before the print data and generates a print instruction command, and a command transmission unit 83 that transmits the generated print instruction command to the printer 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10010974
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for quickly detecting a defect of a portion welded by laser beam welding. Specifically disclosed is a welding step in which a welding device is used, the welding device welding an object to be welded with a pulsed laser. In the welding step, a first photodetector receives only infrared rays having a wavelength allowing detection of a keyhole formed in a molten pool from among infrared rays radiating from a welded portion during the welding of the object, and an analyzer determines quality of the welded portion on the basis of intensity of the infrared rays received by the first photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Tooru Sugiyama, Seiichi Matsumoto, Noriaki Yamamoto, Yoshinori Shibata
  • Patent number: 9977639
    Abstract: Using a web browser, a client terminal accesses a web application server on which a web application operates and controls an image input device. A displayed web page from the server has an embedded image input control script that operates on the web browser and controls image input. Under the control of the image input control script, an image acquisition request is sent to the image input device when a specific operation is performed on the displayed web page, and, as a response, an image is acquired from the image input device. Under control of the image input control script, a selection window is displayed for selecting whether or not to stop operation of the image input device when an event changing the web page occurs while such device is operating, and a stop operation request is sent to the image input device when stopping its operation is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nishizawa
  • Publication number: 20180121770
    Abstract: A printer including: a receive buffer that receives string information indicating a strong including one or more substrings; a storage storing data defined by a specific rule; a command string generator that generates, for each substring in the string information received by the receive buffer, a command string including a command and the substring based on information stored in the storage indicating the style of each sub string, a command executor that generates image data according to the one or more commands in the one or more command strings generated by the command string generator; a print buffer for storing the image data generated by the command executor; and a printing mechanism that prints based on the image data stored in the print buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideo NAKAMURA