Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Nishimura

Hiroshi Nishimura 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: 10496361
    Abstract: An audio device includes a first broadcast processor configured to execute reception processing of a first broadcast wave to generate a first reproduction signal, a reproduction unit configured to reproduce audio based on the first reproduction signal, a first storage configured to temporarily store audio data related to the first reproduction signal, a controller configured to acquire a time table of a broadcast related to the first broadcast wave and receive a saving instruction of a musical piece from a user, and a second storage configured to, when the controller receives the saving instruction, cut first musical piece data of a predetermined musical piece depending on a reception time of the saving instruction from the audio data temporarily stored in the first storage based on the time table and store the first musical piece data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10493756
    Abstract: Devices and method for performing temperature measurements in a printhead. In one embodiment, a printhead includes at least one row of jetting channels configured to jet droplets of a print fluid using piezoelectric actuators. A drive circuit includes an input voltage generator that applies a step voltage to a piezoelectric actuator of a jetting channel, and an output voltage detector that detects an output voltage across the piezoelectric actuator over time in response to the step voltage. The drive circuit also includes a temperature detector that determines a voltage response to the step voltage at the piezoelectric actuator based on the output voltage over time, and determines a temperature measurement for the piezoelectric actuator based on the voltage response of the piezoelectric actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Shogo Nobumori
  • Publication number: 20190362479
    Abstract: An image generation device includes a first reception unit and a control unit. The first reception unit receives travel information about the travel state of a moving body. The control unit sets, based on the travel information, a multiple-exposure region in an imaging region of an image sensor used on the moving body, and generates image data in which the multiple-exposure region in the imaging region is formed through a multiple exposure and a region other than the multiple-exposure region is not formed through the multiple exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: OSAMU SHIBATA, HIROSHI IWAI, KAZUKO NISHIMURA, YASUO MIYAKE, YOSHIAKI SATOU
  • Patent number: 10479060
    Abstract: A concealable film including 10 to 94% by mass of a crystalline polyamide resin, 1 to 40% by mass of an amorphous polyamide resin and 5 to 50% by mass of titanium oxide, with the proviso that the total content of these is 100% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Unitika Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Maehara, Hiroshi Nishimura, Atsushi Arahira
  • Patent number: 10473456
    Abstract: A driving control system includes: an imaging device that is installed on a moving body and that images a target object in a first frame period a plurality of times to generate a multiple-exposure image data including a first image data and a second image data; and a processor that detects a relative motion state of the moving body with respect to the target object, based on the first image data and the second image data. The imaging device images the target object with a first sensitivity in a first exposure period in the first frame period to generate the first image data and images the target object with a second sensitivity in a second exposure period in the first frame period to generate the second image data, the second exposure period being different from the first exposure period, the second sensitivity being different from the first sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Yoshiaki Satou, Osamu Shibata, Hiroshi Iwai
  • Publication number: 20190329193
    Abstract: A minute bubble generator includes a flow path member including a flow path allowing a liquid to pass therethrough; and a colliding part provided in the flow path and generating minute bubbles in the liquid passing through the flow path by locally reducing a cross sectional area of the flow path. The colliding part is formed integrally with the flow path member and is provided closer to an upstream end or a downstream end relative to a lengthwise center of the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori SASAKI, Satoshi NAGAI, Yasuhiro KOMORI, Tomonori UCHIYAMA, Hiroshi NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190332316
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a nonvolatile memory and a controller. The controller acquires, from a host, write data having the same first size as a data write unit of the nonvolatile memory and obtained by dividing write data associated with one write command having a first identifier indicating a first write destination block in a plurality of write destination blocks into a plurality of write data or combining write data associated with two or more write commands having the first identifier. The controller writes the acquired write data having the first size to the first write destination block by a first write operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi KANNO, Hideki YOSHIDA, Naoki ESAKA, Hiroshi NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10461674
    Abstract: An electric working machine according to one aspect of the present disclosure comprises a motor, a speed setting unit, a load detection unit, a determination unit, and a parameter setting unit. The determination unit calculates an estimated value of a heat generation amount of the motor, and determines that the motor is in an overload operation state when the estimated value reaches a predetermined threshold. The parameter setting unit sets a parameter to be used for calculating the estimated value and/or the threshold in accordance with a rotation speed set by the speed setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michisada Yabuguchi, Kouichi Takeda, Masumi Nishimura, Hiroshi Nojiri
  • Publication number: 20190322937
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a polymer liquid crystal compound with which a light absorption anisotropic film having a high alignment degree can be formed, a liquid crystalline composition, a light absorption anisotropic film which is formed of the liquid crystalline composition, a laminate, and an image display device. A liquid crystalline composition according to an embodiment of the invention includes a polymer liquid crystal compound which contains a repeating unit represented by Formula (1) and a dichroic substance. In Formula (1), a difference between a log P value of P1, L1, and SP1 and a log P value of M1 is 4 or greater. In Formula (1), P1 represents a main chain of the repeating unit, L1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group, SP1 represents a spacer group, M1 represents a mesogenic group, and T1 represents a terminal group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi MATSUYAMA, Wataru HOSHINO, Teruki NIORI, Naoya NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190308501
    Abstract: A display device (100) for a vehicle includes: a plurality of display units (170, 180) which are mounted in the vehicle; an operation unit (110) that is configured to accept an operation of selecting content that is displayed on some or all of the plurality of display units; a determination unit (120) that determines a sitting position of a person who operates the operation unit; and a display control unit (130) that is configured to cause any one of the plurality of display units to display content on the basis of an operation that is accepted by the operation unit and a determination result of the determination unit. In a state in which content is displayed on any one of the plurality of display units, in a case where an operation of performing display of new content is accepted by the operation unit, the display control unit is configured to change a display aspect of the content that is already displayed on the basis of a determination result of the sitting position by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Tasuku Saka, Nobuya Nishimura, Tomohisa Manabe, Kazufumi Kuroda, Hiroshi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10434775
    Abstract: Printheads for a jetting apparatus that may be oriented at different angles to print at different resolutions. In one embodiment, a printhead has a nozzle plate with nozzles arranged in rows that are parallel, and attachment members. The nozzles in each of the rows are spaced by a nozzle distance, and the rows of nozzles are spaced at a distance of ┬żn times the nozzle distance. The attachment members may orient the printhead at an angle that is perpendicular to a direction of relative movement between the printhead and a print medium to print at a one resolution, and may orient the printhead at another angle (in a range of 36 and 38 degrees) to the direction of relative movement between the printhead and the print medium to print at a higher resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190297242
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes an image data acquirer configured to acquire pieces of image data at a plurality of relative movement positions to which an imaging surface of an imaging sensor is relatively moved with respect to an object light flux; an exposure changer configured to change an exposure when acquiring the pieces of image data at the plurality of relative movement positions; a dynamic range adjuster configured to adjust a dynamic range of the acquired pieces of image data; and an image data combiner configured to obtain composite image data of the pieces of image data, based on a positional shift amount between the pieces of image data and the dynamic range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu TERAUCHI, Hiroyasu UEHARA, Masashi MIYATA, Hiroshi KANO, Takeyoshi NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190287998
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a base body portion, a stacked body, a pedestal portion, a plate portion, and first and second columnar portions. The base body portion includes a doped semiconductor film and a semiconductor portion. The doped semiconductor film includes first and second portions. The semiconductor portion includes a first region overlapping the first portion, and a second region overlapping the second portion and being a body different from the first region. The pedestal portion is provided in the second region. The plate portion contacts the pedestal portion and the first region. The first columnar portion includes a semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer is adjacent to the plate portion with the stacked body interposed, and contacts the first region. The second columnar portion is adjacent to the plate portion with the stacked body interposed, and is adjacent to the pedestal portion with the second region interposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi HARADA, Jun NISHIMURA, Ayaha HACHISUGA, Hiroshi NAKAKI, Yukie MIYAZAKI, Keisuke SUDA, Yu HIROTSU
  • Publication number: 20190276195
    Abstract: A sliding lid construction includes an upper-side lid member and lower-side lid member sliding relatively to one another, thereby changing their relative positional relationships at the open position and close position. At the open position, the upper-side lid member and lower-side lid member overlap one another in the up/down direction; at the close position, they cancel the overlap. The lower-side lid member includes a lower-side comb-shaped portion provided with protrusions and depressions on the top face in the width direction crossing the sliding direction perpendicularly, and a placement portion enabling a user to place an article thereon. The upper-side lid member includes an upper-side comb-shaped portion provided with protrusions and depressions on the bottom face in the width direction, and an inclined-face portion formed at the leading-side end in the sliding direction, and directed upward at an acute angle obliquely to the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Naoki NOMOTO, Hiroshi ZUSHI, Naoto NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190275792
    Abstract: Devices and method for performing temperature measurements in a printhead. In one embodiment, a printhead includes at least one row of jetting channels configured to jet droplets of a print fluid using piezoelectric actuators. A drive circuit includes an input voltage generator that applies a step voltage to a piezoelectric actuator of a jetting channel, and an output voltage detector that detects an output voltage across the piezoelectric actuator over time in response to the step voltage. The drive circuit also includes a temperature detector that determines a voltage response to the step voltage at the piezoelectric actuator based on the output voltage over time, and determines a temperature measurement for the piezoelectric actuator based on the voltage response of the piezoelectric actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Shogo Nobumori
  • Publication number: 20190275798
    Abstract: Printheads for jetting a print fluid. In one embodiment, a printhead comprises a main body configured to attach to a stack of plates, where the stack of plates forms a row of jetting channels configured to jet droplets of a print fluid. The main body includes a supply manifold configured to provide a fluid path for the print fluid to the row of jetting channels, a cavity, and a semi-permeable membrane disposed between the cavity and the supply manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190275802
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing a print fluid to a flow-through printhead. The printhead has a row of jetting channels configured to jet droplets of a print fluid, a supply manifold fluidly coupled to the row of jetting channels, and a return manifold fluidly coupled to the row of jetting channels. A first reservoir is fluidly coupled to the supply manifold, and a second reservoir is fluidly coupled to the return manifold. The first reservoir and the second reservoir are fluidly isolated except through the printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190275794
    Abstract: Printheads for jetting a print fluid. In one embodiment, a printhead includes a main body configured to attach to a stack of plates, where the stack of plates forms a row of jetting channels configured to jet droplets of a print fluid. The main body includes a supply manifold configured to provide a fluid path for the print fluid to the row of jetting channels. The supply manifold comprises a primary manifold duct and a secondary manifold duct that extend in parallel in alignment with the row of jetting channels. The primary manifold duct is fluidly isolated from the secondary manifold duct at end sections of the primary manifold duct, and is fluidly coupled to the secondary manifold duct toward a midsection of a length of the primary manifold duct. The secondary manifold duct is fluidly coupled to the row of jetting channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10391781
    Abstract: Printheads for jetting a print fluid. In one embodiment, a printhead comprises a main body configured to attach to a stack of plates, where the stack of plates forms a row of jetting channels configured to jet droplets of a print fluid. The main body includes a supply manifold configured to provide a fluid path for the print fluid to the row of jetting channels, a cavity, and a semi-permeable membrane disposed between the cavity and the supply manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10394339
    Abstract: A sensor is provided with a conductor layer, a sensor layer including a plurality of sensor units, and a separating layer which separates the conductor layer from the sensor layer, the sensor unit is formed of alternately arranged first and second electrode elements, and sensitivity on an outer periphery of the sensor unit is higher than the sensitivity in a central portion of the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Ebisui, Hiroto Kawaguchi, Tomoko Katsuhara, Hiroshi Mizuno, Taizo Nishimura