Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Hara

Hiroyuki Hara 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: 9183473
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of buffers, an auxiliary storage unit, a data receiving unit, a data transmitting unit, an asynchronous data write unit, a data prefetch unit, a data deletion unit, and an image forming unit. The data receiving unit inputs data into one of the plurality of buffers. The data transmitting unit outputs the stored data. The asynchronous data write unit stores the stored data into the auxiliary storage unit. The data prefetch unit prefetches, if no data to be output exists in another one of the plurality of buffers, the data stored in the auxiliary storage unit to the another one of the plurality of buffers. The data deletion unit deletes the data, transmitting of which has been completed. The image forming unit performs image formation for the data as page data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20150278658
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that changes image data into document data includes a character recognition unit, a font matching unit, and a character attribute data setting unit. The character recognition unit recognizes a character from the image data. The font matching unit performs matching so as to determine which of a plurality of fonts and a plurality of character sizes a recognized character corresponds to, with respect to an area of the image data, recognized as the character by the character recognition unit. The character attribute data setting unit sets, in the document data, a font and a character size whose matching is established by the font matching unit and sets an origin of drawing, a character width, and a side bearing as a drawing position of a character so that the origin of drawing, the character width, and the side bearing correspond to the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 9106225
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit comprises a state holding circuit that inputs an output of one inverter to another inverter with each other; an input circuit that causes a state of the state holding circuit to transition based on a data signal; a first first-conductive transistor that is inserted between an input of the one inverter and an output of the another inverter and is controlled by the data signal; and a first second-conductive transistor that is connected in parallel with the first first-conductive transistor and is controlled by the data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Chen kong Teh, Hiroyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20150089730
    Abstract: A flush toilet has a reservoir tank, a toilet main unit, a water supply apparatus, a water discharge apparatus, and a control device for controlling flushing of the bowl portion of the toilet main unit; wherein this control device includes a time measurement device for measuring the time after the water discharge apparatus has been driven for a predetermined time to discharge flush water, until the water level rises from a dead water level inside the reservoir tank with the water discharge apparatus in an off state to a predetermined stopped water level prior to start of flush; and the driving time of the water discharge apparatus responsive to pressure losses in the toilet main unit is adjusted by comparing the water level rise time measured by the time measurement device with the water level rise time in a standard toilet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Makoto BEKKI, Masaaki INOUE, Yu YAMASAKI, Hiroyuki HARA
  • Patent number: 8994405
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a first flip-flop circuit receiving data in synchronization with a first clock signal, a logic circuit performing a predetermined process on data output from the first flip-flop circuit, a hold buffer delaying transmission of an output of the logic circuit, a second flip-flop circuit receiving an output of the hold buffer in synchronization with a second clock signal, and a power supply circuit capable of selecting a supply of a power supply voltage to the first flip-flop circuit, the logic circuit, and the second flip-flop circuit between a first power supply voltage and a second power supply voltage higher than the first power supply voltage. A power supply voltage supplied to the hold buffer remains the same when the power supply voltage supplied to the first flip-flop circuit, the logic circuit, and the second flip-flop circuit changes between first and second power supply voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Azuma Suzuki, Hiroyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20150070050
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a first flip-flop circuit receiving data in synchronization with a first clock signal, a logic circuit performing a predetermined process on data output from the first flip-flop circuit, a hold buffer delaying transmission of an output of the logic circuit, a second flip-flop circuit receiving an output of the hold buffer in synchronization with a second clock signal, and a power supply circuit capable of selecting a supply of a power supply voltage to the first flip-flop circuit, the logic circuit, and the second flip-flop circuit between a first power supply voltage and a second power supply voltage higher than the first power supply voltage. A power supply voltage supplied to the hold buffer remains the same when the power supply voltage supplied to the first flip-flop circuit, the logic circuit, and the second flip-flop circuit changes between first and second power supply voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Azuma SUZUKI, Hiroyuki HARA
  • Publication number: 20150062637
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of buffers, an auxiliary storage unit, a data receiving unit, a data transmitting unit, an asynchronous data write unit, a data prefetch unit, a data deletion unit, and an image forming unit. The data receiving unit inputs data into one of the plurality of buffers. The data transmitting unit outputs the stored data. The asynchronous data write unit stores the stored data into the auxiliary storage unit. The data prefetch unit prefetches, if no data to be output exists in another one of the plurality of buffers, the data stored in the auxiliary storage unit to the another one of the plurality of buffers. The data deletion unit deletes the data, transmitting of which has been completed. The image forming unit performs image formation for the data as page data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 8953129
    Abstract: In an element substrate of a liquid crystal device, in a peripheral region interposed between an image display region and a seal material, a peripheral electrode to which a potential is applied for trapping ionic impurities which is different from a common potential applied to a dummy pixel electrode or the like is formed. In the peripheral electrode, an electrode width of a first portion opposing a sealing material provided at a liquid crystal injection opening of the seal material is set to be greater than electrode widths of the other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hara, Tomoki Yokota
  • Publication number: 20150038325
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an exhaust gas purification catalyst composition and a catalyst for exhaust gas purification for automobile, superior in purification performance of a carbon monoxide (CO), a hydrocarbon (HC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in exhaust gas discharged from an internal combustion engine of a gasoline vehicle or the like. The present invention is an exhaust gas purification catalyst composition for purifying a carbon monoxide (CO), a hydrocarbon (HC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in automobile exhaust gas, including a catalyst composition where a rhodium particle (A) is supported on alumina (C) together with a neodymium oxide particle (B), or the like, characterized in that the neodymium oxide particle (B) having an average particle diameter of 100 nm or smaller, exists at the neighborhood of the rhodium particle (A), as a transfer inhibiting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji Ando, Takashi Yamada, Hiroyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 8928927
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor, and a storage controller that writes band data to a storage device and reads the band data. The processor: (a) generates a write-side process and a read-side process; (b) generates a write-side thread by the write-side process; (c) generates a read-side thread and a file read thread by the read-side process; (d) notifies the read-side process of an identifier within the storage device, and causes the storage controller to sequentially write the band data; and (e) requests the file read thread to cause the storage controller to sequentially read out the band data corresponding to the identifier and causes the storage controller to sequentially read out the band data and one or more subsequent band data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 8928926
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor, and a storage controller that writes band data to a storage device and reads the band data. The processor: (a) generates a write-side process and a read-side process; (b) generates a write-side thread by the write-side process; (c) generates a read-side thread and a file read thread by the read-side process; (d) notifies the read-side process of an identifier within the storage device, and causes the storage controller to sequentially write the band data; and (e) requests the file read thread to cause the storage controller to sequentially read out the band data corresponding to the identifier and causes the storage controller to sequentially read out the band data and one or more subsequent band data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 8928903
    Abstract: A CPU perform the steps of: (a) causing a compression/decompression processor to decompress the compressed data of one of three bands in the data area except for the first block in the band, and storing decompressed bitmap data in the data area; (b) rasterizing each of the intermediate data blocks in the band and synthesizing the rasterized data and the decompressed bitmap data in the band; and (c) causing the compression/decompression processor to compress the synthesized bitmap data and storing the compressed data in the data area. The CPU performs the steps (a) to (c) in different respective tasks in parallel, and performs the steps (a) to (c) along the order of (a), (b), (c) for each of the intermediate code blocks in each of the bands while using the 1st to the 3rd bitmap data area in turn for each of the steps (a) to (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20140376041
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a SIP controlling section, a web screen obtaining section, a display device, a first web controlling section, and a second web controlling section. The SIP controlling section establishes a connection with another image forming apparatus on the reception side, by communicating with a SIP server. The web screen obtaining section obtains information about a web screen by making a request to a web server. The first web controlling section executes the application on the basis of the operation performed on the web screen displayed by the display device and transmits/receives image data to/from the image forming apparatus on the reception side through the connection. The second web controlling section executes the application on the basis of the operation performed on the web screen displayed by the display device and transmits/receives audio data to/from the image forming apparatus on the reception side through the connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENTS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki HARA
  • Patent number: 8896793
    Abstract: In a display region, pixel electrodes are arranged with a predetermined pitch in a matrix. Dummy pixel electrodes provided in a dummy display region surrounding the display region are formed from the same layer as the pixel electrodes, and are arranged in an island shape so as to have the same size and pitch as the pixel electrodes. The dummy pixel electrodes are connected to each other via a wire positioned under the pixel electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hara, Tomoki Yokota
  • Patent number: 8873126
    Abstract: An electrooptic device includes first and second substrates that are disposed opposing each other with an electrooptic material layer therebetween, a sealing material that bonds the first and second substrates, a pixel area, and an ion trap portion between the pixel area and the sealing material. The ion trap portion includes first and second electrodes that are formed in a comb-tooth shape and are disposed so that branch electrodes of the first electrode and branch electrodes of the second electrode are engaged with each other. A direction of the branch electrodes intersects with an orientation direction of the electrooptic material at an interface between the electrooptic material layer and the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Tomikawa, Hiroyuki Hara, Tomoki Yokota
  • Patent number: 8861013
    Abstract: A CPU perform the steps of: (a) causing a compression/decompression processor to decompress the compressed data of one of three bands in the data area except for the first block in the band, and storing decompressed bitmap data in the data area; (b) rasterizing each of the intermediate data blocks in the band and synthesizing the rasterized data and the decompressed bitmap data in the band; and (c) causing the compression/decompression processor to compress the synthesized bitmap data and storing the compressed data in the data area. The CPU performs the steps (a) to (c) in different respective tasks in parallel, and performs the steps (a) to (c) along the order of (a), (b), (c) for each of the intermediate code blocks in each of the bands while using the 1st to the 3rd bitmap data area in turn for each of the steps (a) to (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 8817220
    Abstract: In an element substrate of a liquid crystal device, a peripheral electrode to which a potential different from a common potential applied to a dummy pixel electrode and the like is applied is formed in a region interposed between an image display region and a sealing material. An electrical supply line that supplies the potential from the side to the peripheral electrode runs through the outside from a scanning line driving circuit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoki Yokota, Hiroyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 8817219
    Abstract: In an element substrate of a liquid crystal device, a peripheral electrode to which a potential Vtrap different from a common potential Vcom applied to a dummy pixel electrode and the like is applied is formed in a peripheral region which is interposed by an image display region and a sealing material. The peripheral electrode extends along the sealing material through the outside of the outside end of a data line driving circuit portion, and the outside end of a scanning line driving circuit portion, and does not intersect a data line and a scanning line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hara, Tomoki Yokota
  • Publication number: 20140218773
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor, and a storage controller that writes band data to a storage device and reads the band data. The processor: (a) generates a write-side process and a read-side process; (b) generates a write-side thread by the write-side process; (c) generates a read-side thread and a file read thread by the read-side process; (d) notifies the read-side process of an identifier within the storage device, and causes the storage controller to sequentially write the band data; and (e) requests the file read thread to cause the storage controller to sequentially read out the band data corresponding to the identifier and causes the storage controller to sequentially read out the band data and one or more subsequent band data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20140218774
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor, and a storage controller that writes band data to a storage device and reads the band data. The processor: (a) generates a write-side process and a read-side process; (b) generates a write-side thread by the write-side process; (c) generates a read-side thread and a file read thread by the read-side process; (d) notifies the read-side process of an identifier within the storage device, and causes the storage controller to sequentially write the band data; and (e) requests the file read thread to cause the storage controller to sequentially read out the band data corresponding to the identifier and causes the storage controller to sequentially read out the band data and one or more subsequent band data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hara