Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Nagano

Hiroyuki Nagano 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: 10355189
    Abstract: A thermoelectric generator unit includes: a case having a heating surface and a cooling surface; first to fourth thermoelectric generator modules housed in the case, the thermoelectric generator modules including a plurality of thermoelectric elements; a multilayer substrate including: a first layer including an interelement electrode for forming an output circuit configured to connect the thermoelectric elements; a second layer provided with a plurality of through holes penetrating therethrough from front to back; and a third layer including a plurality of bypass patterns electrically continuous with the through holes; and lead pins that penetrate through the case inward and outward, the lead pins having base ends connected to both ends of the output circuit on a surface of the first layer, the output circuit being defined in each of the thermoelectric generator modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KELK Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonghoon Lee, Kouji Nagano, Hiroyuki Matsunami
  • Patent number: 9580619
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide: an aqueous coating composition which has excellent adhesiveness to a plastic substrate and which is capable of forming a multilayer coating film, which has excellent finishing property and water resistance and in which mixing of the layers does not occur even when preheating is not conducted after coating and the next process of applying a finishing coat is performed thereafter; and a coating method using the composition. This aqueous coating composition is characterized by comprising an aqueous dispersion of a modified polyolefin (A), an aqueous acrylic resin (B) and a blocked polyisocyanate compound having a specific blocked isocyanate (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Ogura, Hiroyuki Nagano, Hiroshi Igarashi, Masami Kobata
  • Patent number: 9483128
    Abstract: A display control device includes a display part, an indication part to indicate a position on the display part and output a value of residual electric energy thereof, a coordinate detection part to detect coordinates of the position on the display part, a rendering data production part to produce rendering data based on the coordinates of the position on the display part, a determination part to determine whether or not the value of residual electric energy is less than a threshold value, a rendering data processing part to process the rendering data to produce data for notification of electric energy reduction in a case where the determination part determines that the value of residual electric energy is less than the threshold value, and a display control part to display the rendering data and the data for notification of electric energy reduction on the display part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Publication number: 20150261328
    Abstract: A coordinate detection system, an information processing device, and a non-transitory recording medium storing a coordinate detection program are provided. The coordinate detection system includes an indicator configured to emit an optical signal on a board, at least three photosensors configured to receive the optical signal emitted from the indicator, a detector configured to detect position coordinates of the indicator based on the optical signal received from the indicator, a switching unit configured to switch between a first mode and a second mode, and a controller configured to control an amount of light emission of the indicator according to the first or second mode switched by the switching unit. The coordinate detection program causes the information processing device to execute a method including detecting position coordinates, switching between a first mode and a second mode, and controlling an amount of light emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki NAGANO
  • Patent number: 9105147
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present invention comprises: a plurality of gaming machines; a control device; a single pedestal having an installation surface for installing the gaming machines, and having a hollow space communicated with external air; a supporting member provided such that a first end thereof is supported by the pedestal and the second end thereof is oriented upwardly; a common image display being supported by the second end side of the supporting member, and communication cables for communication between the plurality of gaming machines and the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Publication number: 20150175833
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide: an aqueous coating composition which has excellent adhesiveness to a plastic substrate and which is capable of forming a multilayer coating film, which has excellent finishing property and water resistance and in which mixing of the layers does not occur even when preheating is not conducted after coating and the next process of applying a finishing coat is performed thereafter; and a coating method using the composition. This aqueous coating composition is characterized by comprising an aqueous dispersion of a modified polyolefin (A), an aqueous acrylic resin (B) and a blocked polyisocyanate compound having a specific blocked isocyanate (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Ogura, Hiroyuki Nagano, Hiroshi Igarashi, Masami Kobata
  • Publication number: 20150138168
    Abstract: A display control device includes a display part, an indication part to indicate a position on the display part and output a value of residual electric energy thereof, a coordinate detection part to detect coordinates of the position on the display part, a rendering data production part to produce rendering data based on the coordinates of the position on the display part, a determination part to determine whether or not the value of residual electric energy is less than a threshold value, a rendering data processing part to process the rendering data to produce data for notification of electric energy reduction in a case where the determination part determines that the value of residual electric energy is less than the threshold value, and a display control part to display the rendering data and the data for notification of electric energy reduction on the display part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki NAGANO
  • Patent number: 8906465
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for forming multilayer coating film excelling in smoothness and distinctness of image, by 3-coat-1-bake system in which a step of applying onto a coating object a water-based intermediate paint (X) to form an intermediate coating film; a step of adjusting the solid content of the intermediate coating film to 70-100 mass %; a step of applying onto the intermediate coating film a water-based base coating paint (Y) containing 30-55 mass parts of alcoholic solvent having a boiling point of 170-250° C., to form a base coating film; a step of adjusting the solid content of the base coating film to 70-100 mass %; a step of applying a clear paint (Z) comprising 40-60 mass parts of carboxyl-containing compound and 60-40 mass parts of polyepoxide onto the base coating film to form a clear coating film; and heating the intermediate coating film, base coating film and clear coating film at 100-120° C. for 3-10 minutes and thereafter further heating them at 130-160° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Ogawa, Koji Kanagawa, Shuichi Nakahara, Tadashi Iida, Hiroyuki Nagano, Yoshizumi Matsuno, Yasushi Nakao
  • Patent number: 8848260
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a data output control unit to output image data on a line-by-line basis in response to a line synchronizing signal, and a data output interface circuit to transfer via a bus the image data that is output from the data output control unit on a line-by-line basis in response to the line synchronizing signal, wherein the data output interface circuit makes a transition, together with the bus, from a normal state to a power saving state when a predetermined check period next following completion of transfer, by the data output interface circuit, of image data for one line output from the data output control unit passes before transfer of image data for a next one line, and returns, together with the bus, from the power saving state to the normal state for transfer of image data for the next one line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 8758145
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present invention comprises: a plurality of gaming machines; a single pedestal having an installation surface for installing the plurality of gaming machines; a common image display supported by a supporting member provided such that a first end thereof is supported by the pedestal and the second end thereof is oriented upwardly; a secondary supporting member that is provided in the common image display and formed so as to extend toward the side of the common image display; and a display board that is secured by a holding member provided in the secondary supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 8622796
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gaming system that can allow a game to be appropriately advanced even by an inexperienced dealer by way of navigating the dealer in game advancement, thereby allowing fraud to be avoided and cost to be reduced. An image input device, which captures images for displaying to players playing the game at a plurality of stations, captures an image of a side of a game portion on which the dealer is positioned to include card placement areas. Then, a controller performs image recognition processing of comparing image data of the card placement areas captured by the image input device with comparative image data stored in memory. Thereafter, in a case in which image recognition processing results in an image showing a card being included, the score of the card game is calculated based on recognition results of the images showing cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 8427704
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit for forming an image; a status conversion unit for converting the multi-value pixel data into status values; plural reference look-up tables each indicating an association between an arrangement of the status values of a target pixel and adjacent pixels in a pixel window and an output data value of the multi-value pixel data to be output; a determining unit for determining a target reference look-up table based on the arrangement; and a generating unit configured to change an input data value of the multi-value pixel data, into the output data value of the determined target reference look-up table, and for outputting the multi-value pixel data to the image forming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd
    Inventors: Shinya Tanaka, Hideomi Fujimoto, Mutsumi Namba, Atsushi Hagiwara, Satoshi Takano, Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 8388453
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present invention comprises: a plurality of gaming machines; a control device; a single pedestal having an installation surface for installing the gaming machines; a supporting member provided such that a first end thereof is supported by the pedestal and the second end thereof is oriented upwardly; a common image display supported at a position above the upper surfaces of the gaming machines by the supporting member, and communication cables for communication between the plurality of gaming machines and the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 8328619
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present invention comprises: a plurality of gaming machines; a single pedestal having an installation surface for installing the gaming machines; a supporting member provided such that a first end thereof is supported by the pedestal and the second end thereof is oriented upwardly; a common image display having an internal space inside thereof, having openings communicated with external air respectively at an upper portion and a bottom portion thereof, and being supported by the second end side of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 8323089
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present invention comprises: a common image display having a common-image-display cabinet provided with an opening over substantially the entire front surface thereof, and a common flat display panel portion that is provided in the opening, and allowing the common flat display panel portion to rotate upwardly and downwardly with respect to the floor surface with a hinge as a shaft by having an upper end of the common flat display panel portion mounted on an upper end of a front surface of the common-image-display cabinet via the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 8323084
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gaming system that can allow a game to be appropriately advanced even by an inexperienced dealer by way of navigating the dealer in game advancement, thereby allowing fraud to be avoided and cost to be reduced. A gaming system 1 gives an instruction to a dealer by operating indicators of card placement areas in which a card is to be placed based on a game advancement program. When a card is placed in a predetermined card placement area, the gaming system 1 reads at least one face of the card being placed by image input devices and determines whether the card is placed in a right place and a right orientation and whether the card is appropriate. After that the abovementioned processing is repeated for a predetermined number of times, a score is calculated based on image data and finally a game result is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 8154577
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of controlling a light level of a light beam irradiated by a light source are provided. The light source is caused to irradiate the light beam having a light level determined based on a light level correction value for a specific main scanning position. The light level correction value is calculated based on light level change information indicating the change in the light level correction value for the specific main scanning position changes with respect to an initial light level correction value or a preceding light level correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shinya Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nagano, Atsushi Hagiwara, Hideomi Fujimoto, Satoshi Takano
  • Publication number: 20120044542
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a data output control unit to output image data on a line-by-line basis in response to a line synchronizing signal, and a data output interface circuit to transfer via a bus the image data that is output from the data output control unit on a line-by-line basis in response to the line synchronizing signal, wherein the data output interface circuit makes a transition, together with the bus, from a normal state to a power saving state when a predetermined check period next following completion of transfer, by the data output interface circuit, of image data for one line output from the data output control unit passes before transfer of image data for a next one line, and returns, together with the bus, from the power saving state to the normal state for transfer of image data for the next one line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki NAGANO
  • Patent number: 8048491
    Abstract: This invention provides a multilayer coating film-forming method by 2-coat-1-bake coating using a clear coat paint comprising a carboxyl group- and/or cyclic acid anhydride group-containing compound and polyepoxide, in which the coating workability and electrostatic coatability are improved by blending a specific organic solvent in the clear coat paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nagano, Hironori Tonomura, Yasushi Nakao, Yoshizumi Matsuno
  • Publication number: 20100331085
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gaming system that can allow a game to be appropriately advanced even by an inexperienced dealer by way of navigating the dealer in game advancement, thereby allowing fraud to be avoided and cost to be reduced. An image input device, which captures images for displaying to players playing the game at a plurality of stations, captures an image of a side of a game portion on which the dealer is positioned to include card placement areas. Then, a controller performs image recognition processing of comparing image data of the card placement areas captured by the image input device with comparative image data stored in memory. Thereafter, in a case in which image recognition processing results in an image showing a card being included, the score of the card game is calculated based on recognition results of the images showing cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicants: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki NAGANO