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).

  • Patent number: 9588721
    Abstract: An interface board 3a used as a print control device has a reception unit 310 that receives print data; and a print control unit 320 that applies redirection control to send the print data to a second printing device different from the first printing device when the first printing device, which is the first print destination of the print data, is unable to print. In redirection control, the print control unit 320 sends the print data and additional information to the second printing device. The additional information includes status information causing the second printing device to print the status of the first printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takasu, Hideo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170017865
    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: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9547813
    Abstract: A print control device, printing system, and print control method can reliably execute desired operations according to the status of the printer. A print data receiving unit 81 receives print data including mode information from a host 20; a status acquisition unit 82 gets the status of a printer 32; a decision unit 83 determines if the mode information and the status of the printer 32 meet an execution condition; and a printer control unit 84 changes the printer 32 to a specific mode and sends commands generated from the print data to the printer 32 when the decision unit 83 determines the execution condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160342371
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 9483224
    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 embedding into a web page. The intelligent module may be a stand-alone electronic device, or may be an intelligent device incorporated into a printer. The intelligent module may manage multiple printers directly or through a network, and it functions to provide a communication bridge for translating/conveying communication between the print APIs on a web page and a target printer. The print API knows the fixed IP address of the intelligent module, and define a print document or print commands and send it directly to the intelligent module by means of the known IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160229116
    Abstract: A polar functional group is added onto a surface of a metallic member (1). A resin member (2) contains an adhesive functional group. The adhesive functional group and the polar functional group attract each other. A method for joining the metallic member (1) and the resin member (2) to each other includes a heating a junction between the metallic member (1) and the resin member (2) while pressing the metallic member (1) and the resin member (2) against each other with first load, maintaining temperature of the junction higher than melting temperature of a resin that structures the resin member (2) while pressing the metallic member (1) and the resin member (2) with each other with second load smaller than the first load, and cooling the junction to temperature lower than the melting temperature while pressing the metallic member and the resin member against each other with third load larger than the second load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo NAKAMURA, Yoshinori SHIBATA, Tooru SUGIYAMA, Yu YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9398074
    Abstract: A network system enables controlling an image input device without requiring a driver that depends on the computer environment. A client terminal has a component that acquires a web page having an embedded scanner control script that controls image input from a scanner; a component that sends an image acquisition request through an interface board to the scanner as controlled by the scanner control script; and a component that gets an image from the scanner as a response to the image acquisition request as controlled by the scanner control script. The interface board receives the image acquisition request, and sends the image scanned by the scanner based on the received image acquisition request to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nishizawa
  • Publication number: 20160200171
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to ensure a heat source, while suppressing a weight increase and a cost increase. A drive apparatus (85) drives a switching element constituted by a transistor that includes a high-heat resistant semiconductor including silicon carbide. The drive apparatus (85) is provided with a voltage adjusting unit (93) that varies a drive voltage to be applied to a conduction control terminal of the switching element in order to put the switching element in an on state, and the voltage adjusting unit (93) applies, as the drive voltage, a voltage in an active region of the transistor to the conduction control terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji NAGASAKA, Hideo NAKAMURA, Koji NAKANO, Masatoshi MORISHITA, Shunsuke YAKUSHIJI
  • Publication number: 20160196482
    Abstract: A print control device, printing system, and print control method can reliably execute desired operations according to the status of the printer. A print data receiving unit 81 receives print data including mode information from a host 20; a status acquisition unit 82 gets the status of a printer 32; a decision unit 83 determines if the mode information and the status of the printer 32 meet an execution condition; and a printer control unit 84 changes the printer 32 to a specific mode and sends commands generated from the print data to the printer 32 when the decision unit 83 determines the execution condition is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9385643
    Abstract: An object is to perform discharge of a capacitor using a motor without rotating the motor even when connected to a position sensorless motor. The motor drive apparatus calculates a voltage pulse width at which a motor does not rotate or vibrate using a both-end voltage of a smoothing capacitor and an inductance estimation value of the motor, and applies a voltage with the voltage pulse width to the motor to calculate an inductance. Then, a rotor position is estimated using the inductances calculated for individual switching patterns. A motor current is caused to flow on the basis of the estimated rotor position to perform discharge of charge accumulated in the smoothing capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Naoki Nishikawa, Masahiko Asai, Hiroyuki Kamitani
  • Publication number: 20160185184
    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: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Morishita, Koji Nakano, Hideo Nakamura, Keiji Nagasaka, Shunsuke Yakushiji
  • Publication number: 20160137021
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to integrate a heating air-conditioning configuration and a cooling system of a vehicle, to enable more efficient heating air conditioning. A vehicle air-conditioning device is provided with: a radiator used for cooling a vehicle-side heat-generating apparatus; a heater core that exchanges heat between a coolant and air to be blown into a vehicle cabin; and coolant passages through which the coolant flows so as to be circulated between the heater core and the radiator. Furthermore, the vehicle air-conditioning device is provided with a water heater which is integrated with a power element for air conditioning formed of a semiconductor element with high heat resistance and which causes the power element and a heat-generating body to heat the coolant flowing to the heater core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatosi MORISITA, Koji NAKANO, Hideo NAKAMURA, Keiji NAGASAKA, Shunsuke YAKUSHIJI
  • Publication number: 20160142568
    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: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9329820
    Abstract: A print control device, printing system, and print control method can reliably execute desired operations according to the status of the printer. A print data receiving unit 81 receives print data including mode information from a host 20; a status acquisition unit 82 gets the status of a printer 32; a decision unit 83 determines if the mode information and the status of the printer 32 meet an execution condition; and a printer control unit 84 changes the printer 32 to a specific mode and sends commands generated from the print data to the printer 32 when the decision unit 83 determines the execution condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20160110137
    Abstract: An interface board 3a used as a print control device has a reception unit 310 that receives print data; and a print control unit 320 that applies redirection control to send the print data to a second printing device different from the first printing device when the first printing device, which is the first print destination of the print data, is unable to print. In redirection control, the print control unit 320 sends the print data and additional information to the second printing device. The additional information includes status information causing the second printing device to print the status of the first printing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takasu, Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9318989
    Abstract: Disclosed is a three-phase AC induction motor control device for controlling a torque based on a two-axis orthogonal coordinate system in synchronization with a power supply angular frequency, the control device including: a non-interference controller configured to receive a motor rotation speed, a torque command value, and a power supply voltage as an input and compute a torque axis non-interference compensation voltage and a magnetic flux axis non-interference compensation voltage by referencing a map stored in advance; and a non-interference magnetic flux response filter configured to perform filtering, including a direct transfer term and a rotor magnetic flux response delay, for the torque axis non-interference compensation voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Iijima, Hideo Nakamura, Shiho Umeki, Kazuhiko Tazoe
  • Publication number: 20160098236
    Abstract: A method for driving a device that enables using a device without using a conventional device driver that is dependent on the operating system of the computer. The method has a binary data conversion step which receives a mark-up language document written in a mark-up language and converts the mark-up language document to binary data composed of commands and data that can be processed by the device. The method also includes a binary data output step in which the converted binary data is output to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Takayoshi Namikoshi, Hirotada Yokosawa
  • Publication number: 20160086061
    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: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nishizawa, Atsushi Yamaji
  • Patent number: 9277064
    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 embedding into a web page. The intelligent module may be a stand-alone electronic device, or may be an intelligent device incorporated into a printer. The intelligent module may manage multiple printers directly or through a network, and it functions to provide a communication bridge for translating/conveying communication between the print APIs on a web page and a target printer. The print API knows the fixed IP address of the intelligent module, and define a print document or print commands and send it directly to the intelligent module by means of the known IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9268751
    Abstract: An information distribution system reduces the effort required to change an application in conjunction with changes in process content and changes in the receiver type or specifications while also accommodating broadcast processes. A style sheet database stores a plurality of output style sheets, which are information conversion rules including conditional expressions related to information distribution. An integrated device control service acquires output data and receiver information specifying the address of the receiver and the output style sheet corresponding to said receiver. When the output data satisfies the conditional expression contained in the output style sheet, the integrated device control service distributes converted output data, which is the output data converted based on the output style sheet, to the address of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Shoji Ono, Tadashi Furuhata