Patents by Inventor Junichi Nakamura

Junichi 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: 10384227
    Abstract: A fluid discharging apparatus includes an accommodation unit that accommodates a fluid, a discharge port that communicates with the accommodation unit, a moving object that moves in a first direction toward the discharge port and in a second direction away from the discharge port in the accommodation unit, and a control unit that controls driving of the moving object. The control unit performs discharging processing and moving processing. In the discharging processing, the discharge port is opened by moving the moving object from a closed position at which the discharge port is closed, in the second direction, and then the fluid is extruded and discharged from the discharge port by moving the moving object in the first direction. In the moving processing, the moving object is moved in the second direction during a period when the fluid is discharged from the discharge port in the discharging processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Sakai, Takahiro Katakura, Keigo Sugai, Junichi Sano, Shinichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10373732
    Abstract: A transparent electrode film includes a transparent electrode disposed on a transparent film base, wherein the transparent electrode contains a transparent conductive layer and a conductive metal pattern layer. The conductive metal pattern layer is patterned in the in-plane direction of the transparent film base. The transparent conductive layer and a protecting layer are disposed in a region where the conductive metal pattern layer is provided, and the conductive metal pattern layer is disposed closer to the transparent film base than the transparent conductive layer and the protecting layer. The protecting layer includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a precious metal and a metal oxide. The transparent electroconductive layer is also disposed at opening sections where the electroconductive metal pattern layer is absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Shimpei Okamoto, Junichi Nakamura, Yuji Takahashi, Takahisa Fujimoto, Takayoshi Kushizaki, Hitoshi Tamai
  • Patent number: 10371261
    Abstract: Provided is a martensitic stainless-steel sheet having a reduced anisotropy in workability and fatigue resistance which are attributable to oxide based inclusions. A martensitic stainless-steel sheet which has a steel composition that contains, in terms of mass %, 0.030 to 0.300% C, 0.20 to 2.50% Si, 0.15 to 4.00% Mn, 0.01 to 1.00% Ni, 11.00 to 15.00% Cr, 0.001 to 0.100% N, 0.0001 to 0.0350% Al, 0 to 0.50% V, 0 to 0.50% Nb, 0 to 0.50% Ti, 0 to 0.020% B, and a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, and that has a value of ?max, determined by the following equation (1), of 80.0 or greater, and in which oxide based inclusions are observed in the metallographic structure, the oxide based inclusions having a converted composition comprising up to 30 mass % or less Al2O3, 20 to 60 mass % SiO2, and 15 to 70 mass % MnO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL NISSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Matsubayashi, Sadayuki Nakamura, Junichi Katsuki, Ryoji Hirota
  • Patent number: 10363752
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a liquid chamber communicating with a nozzle that discharges liquid; a capacity changer that changes a capacity of the chamber; an inflow path connected to the chamber allowing the liquid to enter the chamber; an outflow path connected to the liquid chamber allowing the liquid to exit the chamber; a first resistance changer changing a flow resistance of the inflow path; a second resistance changer changing a flow resistance of the outflow path; and a controller controlling the capacity changer, the first resistance changer, and the second resistance changer. The controller allows the nozzle to discharge the liquid by increasing the flow resistance of the inflow and outflow paths, increasing the capacity of the chamber, and then, while the flow resistance of the inflow and outflow paths remain increased, decreasing the capacity of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Sakai, Shinichi Nakamura, Junichi Sano, Takahiro Katakura, Keigo Sugai
  • Publication number: 20190230233
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a layout analyzing part that executes layout analysis for image data, an extraction part that extracts a diagrammatic representation from the image data by using a result of the layout analysis, a character recognizing part that executes character recognition for a partial area having a high probability of presence of a character string in a relationship with the extracted diagrammatic representation, and an erecting direction deciding part that decides an erecting direction of the image data by using a result of the character recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OYA, Akane ABE, Akinobu YAMAGUCHI, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Junichi SHIMIZU, Shigeru OKADA, Shintaro ADACHI, Shinya NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10362321
    Abstract: In general, according to one embodiment, an image distribution device of the embodiment includes a receiver, a compressor, a request acceptor, a determiner, and a distributor. The receiver receives data captured by an imaging device of an in-vehicle device mounted in a vehicle. The compressor compresses the captured data of after elapse of a certain time to generate compressed captured data. The request acceptor accepts a distribution request to specify a desired time from an information processing device. The determiner determines whether the desired time is a past time within a certain time from a present time. The distributor distributes, when the desired time is the past time within the certain time from a present time, the captured data to the information processing device, and distributes, when the desired time is a past time prior to the certain time, the compressed captured data to the information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Ueno, Sunao Wada, Mikio Hamada, Junichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10361789
    Abstract: If a configuration is employed in which modulation schemes used for an optical communication system can be switched depending on transmission conditions, the power consumption increases and the control becomes complex; therefore, an optical transmitter according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes an encoding means for encoding digital signals to be transmitted under a predetermined transmission condition over an optical carrier wave by using one of a plurality of encoding methods; an encoding control means for selecting a predetermined encoding method corresponding to the predetermined transmission condition from among the plurality of encoding methods and causing the encoding means to operate in accordance with the predetermined encoding method; a mapping means for mapping output bit signals output from the encoding means to modulation symbols; and an optical modulation means for modulating the optical carrier wave based on symbol signals output from the mapping means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Abe, Tatsuya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10341597
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device comprised of a first substrate on which a pixel part is formed and a second substrate on which a column readout circuit is formed along a column level connection part, a row driver is formed along a row level connection part, and a pitch conversion-use interconnect region including a slanted interconnect for pitch conversion among interconnects is formed, the pitch conversion-use interconnect region is formed at least between the end part of the column readout circuit having a third pitch shorter than the pixel part and the end part of the column level connection part and/or between the end part of the row driver having a fourth pitch shorter than the pixel part and the end part of the row level connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Brillnics Japan Inc.
    Inventors: Toshinori Otaka, Shunsuke Okura, Junichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190195315
    Abstract: A transmission belt is formed by a plurality of elements each having: a body portion including a saddle surface that contacts an inner peripheral surface of an endless ring and a pair of pillar portions that are extended outward in the radial direction of the transmission belt from both lateral sides of the saddle surface; a first surface that is formed on one side of the body portion in the circumferential direction of the transmission belt and a second surface that is formed on the other side of the body portion in the circumferential direction of the transmission belt; and rocking edge portions that are formed at both lateral ends of the first surface so as to be separated from each other and that act as a fulcrum when adjacent ones of the elements contact each other and rotate relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Yuki SATO, Takayuki MIYAKE, Ryo NAKAMURA, Junichi TOKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10315432
    Abstract: A fluid discharging apparatus includes a storage chamber storing a fluid, a discharge port communicating with the storage chamber, a supply unit supplying the fluid to the storage chamber by pressure, a moving object moving in a first direction toward the discharge port and in a second direction away from the discharge port, a pressure changing mechanism, and a control unit controlling the moving object and the pressure changing mechanism. The control unit performs discharge processing, moving processing, and pressure control processing. In the discharge processing, the moving object moves from a closed position closing the discharge port in the first direction to discharge the fluid. In the moving processing, the moving object moves in the second direction while the fluid is discharged from the discharge port. In the pressure control processing, the pressure changing mechanism suppresses a pressure increase in storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Sakai, Keigo Sugai, Takahiro Katakura, Junichi Sano, Shinichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190160810
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a plurality of nozzles, a plurality of pressure chambers, a plurality of pressure-generation-elements, a plurality of inflow channels, a first-channel-resistance-changing-section, and a control-unit. The control-unit repeats control of switching between a first state in which the control-unit controls the first-channel-resistance-changing-section to collectively increase channel resistance of the inflow channels and a second state in which the control-unit controls the first-channel-resistance-changing-section to collectively decrease the channel resistance of the inflow channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro KATAKURA, Keigo SUGAI, Hirofumi SAKAI, Shinichi NAKAMURA, Junichi SANO
  • Publication number: 20190154113
    Abstract: A transfer belt wound between a primary pulley and a secondary pulley of a continuously variable transmission, the transfer belt including: a plurality of elements, each of which has a body that includes a saddle surface and a pair of pillars that extend toward a radially outer side of the transfer belt from both sides of the saddle surface in a width direction; and a bind ring that binds the plurality of elements annularly with an inner peripheral surface of the bind ring contacting the saddle surface of each of the plurality of elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki SATO, Kenji KAWANO, Akira OCHI, Ryo NAKAMURA, Takayuki MIYAKE, Junichi TOKUNAGA, Masashi HATTORI
  • Publication number: 20190154114
    Abstract: A power transfer belt, where a peripheral length difference between an inner peripheral length of the retainer ring and an outer peripheral length of the outermost ring material is larger than a peripheral length difference between an outer peripheral length of the ring material on an inner side, of two of the ring materials which overlap each other, and an inner peripheral length of the ring material on an outer side,
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Yuki SATO, Ryo NAKAMURA, Kenji KAWANO, Masashi HATTORI, Junichi TOKUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20190154112
    Abstract: A power transfer belt that includes a plurality of elements; and a ring that binds the plurality of elements annularly, wherein: the power transfer belt is wound in V grooves of a pair of pulleys of a continuously variable transmission to transfer power, the elements each have a saddle surface that contacts the ring, a pair of pillars that extend from both sides of the saddle surface in a width direction in a direction from an inner peripheral side toward an outer peripheral side of the ring, and a pair of side surfaces formed so as to extend away from each other from the inner peripheral side toward the outer peripheral side of the ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OCHI, Kenji KAWANO, Yuki SATO, Ryo NAKAMURA, Junichi TOKUNAGA, Masashi HATTORI
  • Patent number: 10298992
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and server apparatus are disclosed. In one example, the information processing apparatus is configured to display content on a first display and transmit an instruction to display the content, which is being displayed on the first display, on a second display of a first external device. This instruction causes a displaying of the content at a specified playback start point on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Sato, Junichi Nakamura, Naoki Yuasa, Shuichi Otsu, Hiroki Hashi, Mie Namai
  • Patent number: 10287660
    Abstract: A steel wire rod includes, in terms of mass %, 0.95-1.10% C, 0.10-0.70% Si, 0.20-1.20% Mn, 0.90-1.60% Cr, 0-0.25% Mo, 0-25 ppm B, 0-0.020% P, 0-0.020% S, 0-0.0010% O, 0-0.030% N, and 0.010-0.100% Al. In a surface area of the steel wire rod, the Vickers hardness is HV 300 to HV 420, the area ratio of pearlite is 80% or more, and the area ratio of pro-eutectoid cementite is 2.0% or less. In an inner area of the steel wire rod, the area ratio of pearlite is 90% or more, and the area ratio of pro-eutectoid cementite is 5.0% or less. In the steel wire rod, the area ratio of pearlite blocks having an equivalent circle diameter of more than 40 ?m is 0.62% or less, and the difference in Vickers hardness between the surface area and a center portion is HV 20.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Sakamoto, Junichi Kodama, Kenichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10290957
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped wire includes a wire with a core wire and an insulating coating with which the core wire is coated, and a terminal fitting that is attached to a leading end of the wire. The terminal fitting is electrically connected to the core wire in a core-wire crimp portion, and is fixed to the wire from an external side of the insulating coating in a coating crimp portion that is located rearward of the core-wire crimp portion in a longitudinal direction of the wire. The terminal-equipped wire also includes a resin-coated portion where a region containing the core-wire crimp portion and the coating crimp portion is coated with a resin. The resin-coated portion has a thin-walled portion with a reduced thickness, in a portion of the resin-coated portion that covers the insulating coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamashita, Tetsuya Nakamura, Yoshiaki Yamano, Junichi Ono, Takuji Otsuka, Takaaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10277856
    Abstract: A pixel portion includes a first pixel array in which a plurality of photoelectric conversion reading parts of first pixels are arranged in a matrix, a holding part array in which a plurality of signal holding parts of first pixels are arranged in a matrix, and a second pixel array in which a plurality of photoelectric conversion reading parts of second pixels are arranged in a matrix, wherein, at the time of a rolling shutter mode, readout signals of the photoelectric conversion reading parts of the first pixels and the second pixels are immediately output to a first vertical signal line without following a bypass route and, at the time of a global shutter mode, held signals of the signal holding parts of the first pixels are output to a second vertical signal line. Due to this, a solid-state imaging device can prevent complication of the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BRILLNICS INC.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Okura, Toshinori Otaka, Junichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10257560
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and server apparatus are disclosed. In one example, the information processing apparatus is configured to display content on a first display and transmit an instruction to display the content, which is being displayed on the first display, on a second display of a first external device. This instruction causes a displaying of the content at a specified playback start point on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Sato, Junichi Nakamura, Naoki Yuasa, Shuichi Otsu, Hiroki Hashi, Mie Namai
  • Publication number: 20190100660
    Abstract: Provided is an antifouling coating composition, which can form a coating film having good hardness and good physical properties and having a wear degree appropriate for expressing a long-term antifouling effect, has a viscosity not being excessively high, and makes it possible to reduce a content of volatile organic compounds, and a polymer-containing composition which is suitable for obtaining the antifouling coating composition. The polymer-containing composition contains a (meth)acryl-based copolymer (A-1), in which the (meth)acryl-based copolymer (A-1) contains a constitutional unit (U11) or a constitutional unit (U12) having carboxylate forming an ionic bond with a divalent metal atom, and has a weight-average molecular weight of 1,000 to 5,000, and the polymer-containing composition has a coating film hardness (Martens hardness) equal to or higher than 2.5 N/mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kana Taniguchi, Sho Katsumata, Junichi Nakamura, Nobuaki Kanazawa