Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Nakamura

Kazuhiro 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: 11953816
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion plate includes a conversion region and a reflection region on a base surface. The conversion region includes a wavelength conversion member configured to receive excitation light and generate a color different from a color of the excitation light. The reflection region is configured to reflect the excitation light. The reflection region includes a transmissive diffusion surface, a transmissive layer, and a reflection surface. The transmissive diffusion surface is configured to diffuse the excitation light. The transmissive layer is configured to transmit the excitation light. The reflection surface is configured to reflect the excitation light. The transmissive diffusion surface is in a position separate from a surface closer to the base surface, of the wavelength conversion member, toward a direction from which the excitation light is incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Fujita, Yohei Takano, Kasumi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11953084
    Abstract: A drive device protection structure has a rotary electric machine, a gearbox connected the rotary electric machine, an undercover disposed underneath the drive device and a protecting plate provided to the undercover. The rotary electric machine has a rotary electric machine housing that has a rotary electric machine flange. The gearbox has a gearbox housing that has a gearbox flange. The rotary electric machine flange and the gearbox flange are connected together. The rotary electric machine flange and the gearbox flange are formed such that a lower surface of the gearbox flange is positioned lower than a lower surface of the rotary electric machine flange. The protecting plate is formed of a material more rigid than a material of the undercover. The protecting plate is provided beneath connecting part between the rotary electric machine flange and the gearbox flange so as to face the connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehak Lee, Yuta Katsushima, Kenji Arai, Daisuke Asakura, Harunobu Abe, Kohei Yamada, Norihisa Tsujimura, Yasuaki Nakamura, Toshimitsu Kakizaki, Kazuhiro Maguchi, Kentarou Kurata
  • Publication number: 20240109396
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an information receiver, an estimator, and a processor. The information receiver is configured to communicate with a mobile terminal of an occupant of the vehicle, and acquire information related to an action performed by the occupant outside a vehicle compartment of the vehicle. The estimator is configured to estimate a fatigue state including a fatigue degree of the occupant, based on a place identified from the acquired information related to the action. The processor is configured to execute, based on a result of estimating the fatigue state, air conditioning control including setting of a temperature and setting of an air volume on an air conditioning device configured to air condition the vehicle compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Junichi MOTOYAMA, Kazuhiro HAYAKAWA, Ryota NAKAMURA, Tsukasa MIKUNI, Takuya HOMMA
  • Publication number: 20240101140
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a fatigue state detector, an information provider, and a processor. The fatigue state detector is configured to detect a fatigue degree of an occupant of the vehicle. The information provider is configured to provide various pieces of information related to traveling of the vehicle to the occupant. The processor is configured to change a frequency of providing the various pieces of the information by the information provider, depending on the fatigue degree of the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Ryota NAKAMURA, Tsukasa MIKUNI, Takuya HOMMA, Junichi MOTOYAMA, Kazuhiro HAYAKAWA, Yuta GOTO, Takuya KANETA
  • Publication number: 20240101139
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a social media information acquisition unit, a collector, a browsing time acquisition unit, an extractor, and a control processor. The social media information acquisition unit communicates with portable devices of occupants in the vehicle to acquire social media information of the occupants from the portable devices. The collector collects search keywords from the social media information of the occupants. The browsing time acquisition unit acquires information on browsing time for each of the search keywords from the social media information. The extractor extracts a common subject based on the search keywords collected from all of the portable devices of the occupants in a communicable state, and the information on the browsing time. The control processor determines content of a proposal to be provided to the occupants in the vehicle based on the common subject, and notifies the occupants of the content of the proposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HAYAKAWA, Ryota NAKAMURA, Junichi MOTOYAMA, Tsukasa MIKUNI, Takuya HOMMA
  • Publication number: 20240105185
    Abstract: An agent system includes a microphone, a speaker, an interpretation unit, a memory, and a control processor. The microphone collects voices of occupants in the interior of a vehicle compartment of a vehicle. The speaker outputs a voice sound to the interior of the vehicle compartment. The interpretation unit acquires the voices of the occupants collected by the microphone and interprets contents of utterances of the occupants included in the voices acquired. The memory stores data on the utterances interpreted by the interpretation unit and data on the respective occupants who are utterers of the utterances associated with each other. The control processor designates an occupant who has uttered most frequently among the occupants as a listener based on the data stored in the memory, determines topics to be outputted to the listener, and performs control to output the topics as the voice sound via the speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Tsukasa MIKUNI, Takuya HOMMA, Junichi MOTOYAMA, Ryota NAKAMURA, Kazuhiro HAYAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20240100908
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an estimator and a control processor. The estimator is configured to perform estimation of an emotion that an occupant has had since before boarding the vehicle. The control processor is configured to make a comprehensive evaluation of a result of the estimation performed by the estimator to determine the emotion, and perform control of an operation mode of an in-vehicle device based on the emotion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Ryota NAKAMURA, Tsukasa MIKUNI, Takuya HOMMA, Junichi MOTOYAMA, Kazuhiro HAYAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20240091195
    Abstract: A medicine includes glycopyrronium salicylate or a solvate thereof, wherein the medicine is used for treating or preventing sialorrhea and the like. A therapeutic drug enables the treatment of sialorrhea by affixing and a novel salt of glycopyrronium is suitable for a transdermal absorptive preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: SANWA KAGAKU KENKYUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro UECHI, Masao SAKAIRI, Sou SUGITANI, Nobutaka MORIMOTO, Kazuki TAKADA, Takehiko NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20240089701
    Abstract: A vehicle serving as a first vehicle includes a communicator, an identification unit, a collector, and a notification unit. The communicator communicates with one or more second vehicles upon occurrence of a multiple-vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles. The one or more second vehicles include the vehicles involved in the multiple-vehicle accident. The identification unit uniquely identifies a vehicle that is to issue an emergency notification by communicating with the one or more second vehicles. The collector collects accident information from the one or more second vehicles when the first vehicle corresponds to the vehicle that is to issue the emergency notification. The notification unit notifies an emergency notification center of the accident information collected by the collector as notification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Junichi MOTOYAMA, Kazuhiro HAYAKAWA, Ryota NAKAMURA, Tsukasa MIKUNI, Takuya HOMMA
  • Publication number: 20240089717
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a determination unit, an authentication unit, a collector, an information generator, and a control processor. The determination unit determines whether multiple persons have been involved in an accident. The authentication unit performs vehicle-side possessor authentication to authenticate whether a portable device authenticated by portable device-side possessor authentication as is portable device owned by a driver. When the multiple persons have been involved in the accident and the portable device authenticated by the portable device-side possessor authentication corresponds to a portable device that is to send accident information to an emergency notification center, the collector collects information relevant to the accident from other vehicles involved in the accident. The information generator sorts out the information relevant to the accident to generate the accident information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Ryota NAKAMURA, Tsukasa MIKUNI, Takuya HOMMA, Junichi MOTOYAMA, Kazuhiro HAYAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20240089700
    Abstract: A server apparatus determines whether a vehicle without an emergency notification system is included in accident vehicles based on image data received from peripheral vehicles or peripheral portable devices. When the vehicle without the emergency notification system is included, the server acquires position data on a vehicle having issued an emergency notification. The server requests a base station covering the acquired position to send an information provision request to vehicles and portable devices present in a set target area. The server collects accident information from the peripheral vehicles and the peripheral portable devices, and collects information from the vehicles and the portable devices present in the set target area. The extractor extracts accident information from the information collected from the vehicles or the portable devices present in the set target area based on the position data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HAYAKAWA, Ryota NAKAMURA, Junichi MOTOYAMA, Tsukasa MIKUNI, Takuya HOMMA
  • Publication number: 20240086174
    Abstract: A vehicular electronic control device installed in a vehicle capable of switching between a chargeable state and an unchargeable state performs activation acceptance for inquiring of a user whether to accept activation processing of activating updated software after completion of installation processing of writing update data in an update target node to generate the updated software, transmits during the chargeable state a switching instruction that executes the activation processing during the chargeable state to the update target node, and transmits during the chargeable state a switching setting instruction that executes the activation processing during the unchargeable state to the update target node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Sho NAKAMURA, Kazuhiro Uehara, Hideo Yoshimi, Tomoya Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20240087449
    Abstract: A server apparatus includes a collection unit, an identification unit, an ID information generation unit, a storage, a determination unit, and a notification unit. The collection unit performs, when an accident occurs, communication connection with a surrounding vehicle including an accident vehicle or a portable device and collect accident information therefrom. The identification unit identifies the accident vehicle based on the collected accident information. The ID information generation unit generates ID information for the accident associated with information regarding the identified accident vehicle. The storage holds a database in which the ID information and the accident information are associated with each other. The determination unit determines that the accident involves multiple vehicles when the database includes multiple pieces of the identical ID information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HAYAKAWA, Ryota NAKAMURA, Junichi MOTOYAMA, Tsukasa MIKUNI, Takuya HOMMA
  • Publication number: 20240080419
    Abstract: A light-source device includes an excitation light source, an optical member, and a wavelength converter. The excitation light source is configured to emit first color light. The optical member has a reflecting surface configured to reflect the first color light emitted from the excitation light source. The wavelength converter includes a wavelength conversion member on which the first color light reflected by the optical member is incident. The wavelength conversion member is configured to convert at least part of the first color light into second color light having a wavelength different from a wavelength of the first color light and emit the second color light. A center of the first color light on the reflecting surface of the optical member does not intersect with a light flux of the first color light emitted from the wavelength converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei TAKANO, Kazuhiro FUJITA, Kasumi NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11924958
    Abstract: A hard disk drive flexible printed circuit (FPC) includes a plurality of fingers extending from a main portion, with each finger having a first wiring layer including a first electrically conductive trace layout, a second wiring layer including a second electrically conductive trace layout, and a base film interposed between the first and second wiring layers, where the first conductive trace layout includes at least one thermally conductive protective island overlaying a respective portion of the second trace layout to provide a protective thermal barrier to the base film. Hence, maximum temperatures across various layers of the FPC laminate can be reduced, damage to the FPC prevented, and manufacturing yields improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Teruhiro Nakamiya, Kazuhiro Nagaoka, Satoshi Nakamura, Nobuyuki Okunaga
  • Patent number: 11789744
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first information processing part having a first calculation part and a second information processing part having a second calculation part, which are communicated with each other. The first information processing part includes a first communication part and a first data storage part. The first calculation part is configured to execute a first communication device driver, a first periodic communication application, a first non-periodic communication application, and a first data processing application. The first data processing application integrates data which are read from a transmission periodic data list stored in the first data storage part with data which are read from a transmission non-periodic data list stored in the first data storage part to process into transmission integrated data, and the transmission integrated data are transmitted from the first communication part through execution of the first communication device driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20230262389
    Abstract: An acoustic processing device mountable on a vehicle, the acoustic processing device includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, and when executing a program stored in the memory, performs operations. The operations include: outputting a noise level obtained by subtracting a sound source level from a microphone level; outputting a velocity noise level indicating a frequency characteristic of a noise based on a velocity of the vehicle; outputting a volume sound source level; outputting an SN ratio which is a ratio between the volume sound source level and the velocity noise level; selecting based on the SN ratio, the estimated noise level candidates including a level related to the noise level and the velocity noise level; and outputting a selected one of the estimated noise level candidates as an estimated noise level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NAKAMURA, Masafumi TAO
  • Patent number: 11629889
    Abstract: A geothermal heat utilization system (10) includes a pumping well (20), a water injection well (30), a pipe (13) having two ends which are immersed in water stored in the pumping well (20) and the water injection well (30) so as to connect the pumping well (20) and the water injection well (30) to each other, a pump (21) and a pump (31) which are respectively provided inside the pumping well (20) and the water injection well (30) and pump up stored water through the pipe (13), a valve (25) and a valve (35) which are respectively provided on a pressurization side of the pump (21) inside the pumping well (20) and a pressurization side of the pump (31) inside the water injection well (30), and a heat exchanger (14) which is configured to exchange heat with the pipe (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD., OSAKA CITY UNIVERSITY, NEWJEC INC., THE KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC., MORIKAWA SAKUSEN INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Sakai, Takeshi Fuchimoto, Rinnichi Sai, Masaki Nakao, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Yasuhisa Nakaso, Toshihide Morikawa, Shinsuke Sakae
  • Patent number: 11619480
    Abstract: A plurality of pixels are arranged two-dimensionally in a matrix and individually include a first photosensitive portion and a second photosensitive portion. A plurality of first wirings connect a plurality of first photosensitive portions to each other for every row. A plurality of second wirings connect a plurality of second photosensitive portions to each other for every column. A first reading unit 21 is arranged to read signal data through at least some of the plurality of first wirings. A second reading unit 31 is arranged to read signal data through at least some of the plurality of second wirings. The first reading unit 21 has a reading pixel setting unit 26 arranged to set, based on signal data read in the first frame, a pixel group for reading signal data in a second frame subsequent to a first frame from the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsui, Yukinobu Sugiyama, Munenori Takumi, Haruyoshi Toyoda, Kazutaka Suzuki, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Keisuke Uchida
  • Publication number: 20220410462
    Abstract: To suppress the degradation of sealing property of a pressure vessel and the deterioration of a sealing member, and to reduce the workload and cost of manufacture, a blow molding device includes a pair of molds configured to be clamped to sandwich a parison from both lateral sides, and a blow pin configured to form a neck portion together with the molds. The blow pin includes a blow pin body portion having an outer circumferential surface of a shape corresponding to an inner circumferential surface of the neck portion, and a ring portion forming an annular recess portion between the blow pin body portion and the ring portion to form an outer circumferential surface of a tip portion of the neck portion, which is a smooth surface without any parting line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventor: Kazuhiro NAKAMURA