Patents by Inventor Hirofumi Nakagawa

Hirofumi Nakagawa 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: 11390481
    Abstract: A document conveyance apparatus includes a first conveyance path, a first image reading part, a curved second conveyance path, a third conveyance path, a branch guide, a first discharge port, a document stacking section, a second discharge port and a tray support part. The first conveyance path extends linearly. The curved second conveyance path is branched from the first conveyance path at a branch point. The third conveyance path is branched from the first conveyance path at the branch point and extends linearly. Through the first discharge port, the document conveyed along the second conveyance path is discharged. The document stacking section is provided with a discharge tray. Through the second discharge port, the document conveyed along the third conveyance path is discharged. To the tray support part, the detached discharge tray is supported such that the document discharged through the second discharge port is stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Tashiro, Yoshitaka Tokoro, Takafumi Nakagawa, Hirofumi Hagihara
  • Patent number: 11393493
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic recording head includes a first magnetic pole, a second magnetic pole, and a stacked body provided between the first magnetic pole and the second magnetic pole. The stacked body includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic pole, a first non-magnetic layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer, a second non-magnetic layer provided between the second magnetic layer and the second magnetic pole, and a third non-magnetic layer provided between the first magnetic pole and the first magnetic layer. The first magnetic layer includes a first element including at least one of Fe, Co, or Ni. The second magnetic layer includes the first element, and a second element including at least one selected from the group consisting of Cr, V, Mn, Ti, and Sc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Nakagawa, Naoyuki Narita, Masayuki Takagishi, Tomoyuki Maeda, Tazumi Nagasawa, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Hirofumi Suto
  • Patent number: 11372611
    Abstract: A vehicular display control system includes first and second displays disposed in a vehicle interior, a screen switching operation receiver, and a screen switching controller. The screen switching operation receiver is disposed at a position in the vehicle interior operable by a user while maintaining a driving posture, and receives a first screen switching operation and a second screen switching operation from the user. The screen switching controller performs a first screen switching control for switching a display of a content screen on the first display when the first screen switching operation is received and performs a second screen switching control for switching a display of a content screen on the second display when the second screen switching operation is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Enokida, Yukihide Ota, Takeshi Kondo, Kunihiro Nakagawa, Hirofumi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11141529
    Abstract: An infusion set (1) includes: a first flow path (10a) having a first connector (11a) and a downstream connector (19); a first open/close valve (12a), a first liquid surface sensor (13a), a second liquid surface sensor (13b), a drip chamber (14), and a variable valve (17) that are provided in this order on the first flow path from the first connector side toward the downstream connector side; a droplet sensor (15) with which the drip chamber is provided; a second flow path (10b) having a second connector (11b); and a second open/close valve (12b) provided on the second flow path. The second flow path is in communication with a portion of the first flow path between the first liquid surface sensor and the second liquid surface sensor. The controller is configured to control the first and second open/close valves and the variable valves based on signals from the first and second liquid surface sensors and the droplet sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: JMS CO., LTD., Kyoto University
    Inventors: Tadashi Okiyama, Hirofumi Nakagawa, Masashi Kanai, Yoko Hamabe
  • Patent number: 11102884
    Abstract: An optical module includes: a first substrate with a first surface, the first substrate having some first pads on the first surface; a second substrate with a second surface, the second substrate having some second pads on the second surface, each of the first pads and a corresponding one of the second pads being opposed to each other and constituting an opposed pair of pads; a first insulation wall between an adjacent pair of the first pads, and in contact with the first surface of the first substrate; and a second insulation wall between an adjacent pair of the second pads, and in contact with the second surface of the second substrate. The first insulation wall and the second insulation wall overlap with none of the opposed pair of pads and are adjacent to each other in a direction along the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CIG PHOTONICS JAPAN LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigeru Mieda, Hirofumi Nakagawa, Daisuke Murakami
  • Publication number: 20210207818
    Abstract: There is provided a ceiling-embedded air conditioner that makes it possible to blow conditioning air over a wider area. The ceiling-embedded air conditioner includes a rotating unit as an air blowing part that rotates around an axis normal to a virtual plane on the rear surface side of a decorative panel that is parallel to the bottom surface of a body unit, and blows conditioning air, which is delivered by a blower, in a predetermined direction, wherein the rotating unit preferably has a truncated cone that protrudes toward a room to be air conditioned from the panel surface of the decorative panel, and an air blowing outlet, for blowing the conditioning air delivered by the blower along the panel surface, is formed in a portion of a side surface of the truncated cone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Hirofumi NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210162124
    Abstract: A first open/close valve (12a), a drip chamber (14), and a variable valve (17) are provided in this order on a first flow path (10a) from a first connector (11a) side toward a downstream connector (19) side. A second flow path (10b), on which a second open/close valve (12b) is provided, is connected to a section of the first flow path between the first open/close valve and the drip chamber. A priming method includes a first step of causing the first liquid to flow from a first container (20a) into the first flow path and priming the first flow path using the first liquid, and a second step of causing the second liquid to flow from a second container (20b) into the second flow path and priming the second flow path using the second liquid. In the second step, the second liquid moves air that has been present in the second flow path toward the first container (20a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Hirofumi NAKAGAWA, Tadashi OKIYAMA, Masashi KANAI, Yoko HAMABE
  • Publication number: 20210165819
    Abstract: Technologies generally described herein relate to a computing device for an input assistance scheme. Example computing devices may include at least one processor; and at least one memory. The at least one memory may store instructions. The at least one processor executes the instructions to perform operations. The operations may comprise obtaining an input image containing an object; transmitting the input image to a server; receiving, from the server, information data of one or more searched images containing the object; and generating a reference dataset for the object based, at least in part, on the information data, wherein the reference dataset includes at least some of the information data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventor: Hirofumi NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210100097
    Abstract: An optical module includes: a first substrate with a first surface, the first substrate having some first pads on the first surface; a second substrate with a second surface, the second substrate having some second pads on the second surface, each of the first pads and a corresponding one of the second pads being opposed to each other and constituting an opposed pair of pads; a first insulation wall between an adjacent pair of the first pads, and in contact with the first surface of the first substrate; and a second insulation wall between an adjacent pair of the second pads, and in contact with the second surface of the second substrate. The first insulation wall and the second insulation wall overlap with none of the opposed pair of pads and are adjacent to each other in a direction along the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Shigeru MIEDA, Hirofumi NAKAGAWA, Daisuke MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20210073266
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium recorded with a search program executable by a processor of a terminal apparatus, the search program causing the processor to perform operations including issuing a capture start instruction to start to capture a display image displayed on a screen in response to a user operation, acquiring the captured display image, and issuing a search request including, as a search query, an image of an object extracted from the acquired display image, and displaying a search result on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventor: Hirofumi NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210065269
    Abstract: There is provided a listing support system or the like smoothly performing the guidance after the start of the listing procedure, particularly providing flexible listing support according to a wide variety of categories of listed items, and a method for providing an article commerce intermediation service on a server configured to be accessible from multiple user terminals, the method comprising: continuously recognizing an article in an image shot by a user terminal; extracting a category of the article by the recognition; and starting a listing procedure for treating the article as a listing item in commerce intermediation based on the extracted category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Daiki KUMAZAWA, Hiroyuki SOHARA, Lain MATSUOKA, Hirofumi NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210010687
    Abstract: In order to enable a uniform air-conditioning of the entire room, a fixed air blowing portion 75 and movable air blowing portions 77 on both sides thereof are provided on a decorative panel 70 as an air blowing part 74, and the movable air blowing portions 77 can rotate about an axis orthogonal to the panel surface or the ceiling surface of the decorative panel 70.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Hirofumi NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10761466
    Abstract: A fixing device includes: a fixing member that heats a toner image formed on a recording sheet in order to fix the toner image on the recording sheet; a pressurizing member that nips the recording sheet together with the fixing member to pressurize the toner image on the recording sheet; a heater that heats the pressurizing member; and a hardware processor that controls a heating temperature of the pressurizing member by the heater, wherein the hardware processor acquires setting of glossiness of the toner image and controls the heating temperature to be higher as the glossiness in the setting is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Chiaki Yamada, Naoki Yoshie, Hirofumi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10684730
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a sensor-equipped display device including a display device and a sensor which outputs information for detecting a contact position on the display device, a display driver which outputs a driving signal to the sensor based on one setting table, an application processor which outputs a table selection signal specifying a setting table and a sensor setting signal specifying a driving method of the sensor to the display driver, and a sensing circuit which outputs a dataset including three-dimensional information of a coordinate of a position on the display device and a physical quantity at the coordinate to the application processor, and outputs a table selection request signal generated based on the table selection signal, and a control signal which controls driving timing of the sensor to the display driver, the control signal having generated based on the sensor setting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kohei Azumi, Jouji Yamada, Hirofumi Nakagawa, Michio Yamamoto, Makoto Hayashi, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Kozo Ikeno, Yoshitoshi Kida
  • Publication number: 20190384213
    Abstract: A fixing device includes: a fixing member that heats a toner image formed on a recording sheet in order to fix the toner image on the recording sheet; a pressurizing member that nips the recording sheet together with the fixing member to pressurize the toner image on the recording sheet; a heater that heats the pressurizing member; and a hardware processor that controls a heating temperature of the pressurizing member by the heater, wherein the hardware processor acquires setting of glossiness of the toner image and controls the heating temperature to be higher as the glossiness in the setting is lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: CHIAKI YAMADA, NAOKI YOSHIE, HIROFUMI NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10403197
    Abstract: A gate driver IC includes: N shift registers which generate a gate signal to be supplied to a display panel substrate, N being a natural number; (N+k) power supply terminals (PA1 to PD1, Pa1, and Pc1) for power supply from outside, k being a natural number; and (N+k) internal lines connected to the (N+k) power supply terminals, wherein N internal lines among the (N+k) internal lines connect, one-to-one, N power supply terminals among the (N+k) power supply terminals and the N shift registers, and k internal lines other than the N internal lines among the (N+k) internal lines connect, one-to-one, k power supply terminals other than the N power supply terminals among the (N+k) power supply terminals and k internal lines selected from among the N internal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20190247576
    Abstract: An infusion set (1) includes: a first flow path (10a) having a first connector (11a) and a downstream connector (19); a first open/close valve (12a), a first liquid surface sensor (13a), a second liquid surface sensor (13b), a drip chamber (14), and a variable valve (17) that are provided in this order on the first flow path from the first connector side toward the downstream connector side; a droplet sensor (15) with which the drip chamber is provided; a second flow path (10b) having a second connector (11b); and a second open/close valve (12b) provided on the second flow path. The second flow path is in communication with a portion of the first flow path between the first liquid surface sensor and the second liquid surface sensor. The controller is configured to control the first and second open/close valves and the variable valves based on signals from the first and second liquid surface sensors and the droplet sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Tadashi OKIYAMA, Hirofumi NAKAGAWA, Masashi KANAI, Yoko HAMABE
  • Patent number: 10235938
    Abstract: A gate driver IC (i.e., gate driver circuit), when set to a first mode by a logic signal of the terminal FNC*, shifts data in the gate driver IC in synchronization with one clock cycle of a clock inputted to the terminal CLK** (clock input terminal), and outputs a selection voltage or a non-selection voltage based on a data position in the gate driver IC; and when set to a second mode by a logic signal of the terminal FNC*, shifts data in the gate driver IC in synchronization with n clock cycles (n is an integer of at least 2) of a clock inputted to the terminal CLK**, and outputs the selection voltage or the non-selection voltage based on the data position in the gate driver IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takahara, Hirofumi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10043454
    Abstract: A source driver circuit is provided that supplies, to each of pixels arranged in a matrix, an electrical signal corresponding to a pixel signal. The source driver circuit includes a reference voltage generating unit, which includes a plurality of resistors connected in series, and a resistor, for gradation voltage generation that divides an input voltage into voltages of magnitudes. The source driver circuit also includes a gradation voltage generating circuit, which is connected between the plurality of resistors and is also connected between the plurality of resistors and the resistor for gradation voltage generation, that includes an offset-canceling amplifier. The offset-canceling amplifier alternates between an offset extraction state, in which an offset voltage of the offset-canceling amplifier is extracted, and a buffer output state, in which the offset voltage is added to the pixel signal and outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9953577
    Abstract: A gate drive integrated circuit includes: clock terminals; a bidirectional buffer that is located between the clock terminals and controls the input-output direction of a clock signal; a connection mode control terminal that receives a connection mode control signal; and a pair of signal direction control terminals that receive a signal direction control signal, wherein the bidirectional buffer fixes the input-output direction of the clock signal to one direction in the case where the logic state of the connection mode control signal is a first logic state, and switches the input-output direction of the clock signal depending on the logic state of the signal direction control signal in the case where the logic state of the connection mode control signal is a second logic state different from the first logic state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Nakagawa, Hiroshi Takahara