Patents by Inventor Makoto Kawamura

Makoto Kawamura 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: 11899920
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle lighting device intended to improve convenience and safety. A vehicle lighting device includes a light disposed in a vehicle interior, a controller controlling the light, and a detecting unit detecting position or motion of a detecting object by detecting a detection object at a plurality of positions, and the controller controls the light when the position or motion of the detection object is detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Tohoku Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Abe, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenji Kawamura, Shingo Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20240013143
    Abstract: A storage position determination system performs input processing, calculation processing, and determination processing. The input processing receives, for each of multiple articles to be stored in a predetermined area, article information indicating an article, storage position information indicating the storage position of the article, carrying in/out information chronologically indicating the number of carrying in/out pieces of the article, and moving route information indicating moving routes used for work for carried articles that are one or more articles indicated by the carrying in/out information and are carried in or out at the same time. The calculation processing calculates candidates for a new position of a storage position for at least one of the articles such that a first condition that the moving distance indicated by the moving route information is not increased is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohei MORIKUNI, Yoshiumi KAWAMURA, Makoto TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11855440
    Abstract: A circuit is protected from sudden potential fluctuations that occur in a power ground. An in-vehicle protection apparatus includes a first Zener diode portion, a second Zener diode portion, a diode portion, and an intermediate conductive path. A voltage based on a power source is applied to the anode side of the diode portion. The intermediate conductive path is provided with a branch portion at one end, and forms a path between the cathode of the diode portion and the branch portion. The cathode of the first Zener diode portion is electrically connected to the branch portion and the anode of the first Zener diode portion is electrically connected to a power ground line. The cathode of the second Zener diode portion is electrically connected to the branch portion and the anode of the second Zener diode portion is electrically connected to a signal ground line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kobayashi, Yutaka Higuchi, Kohei Oshima, Ibuki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20230274162
    Abstract: A demand forecasting system obtains first forecasting data indicating a representative demand forecasting value of a provision target for each cluster by executing a time series clustering process, extracting trend component data for each cluster, and calculating pattern data. The demand forecasting system obtains second forecasting data that is data indicating a forecasting value of a difference for each provision target and obtains third forecasting data indicating a demand forecasting value for each provision target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomotaka SUGAI, Yoshiumi KAWAMURA, Makoto TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230229298
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle lighting device intended to improve convenience and safety. A vehicle lighting device includes a light disposed in a vehicle interior, a controller controlling the light, and a detecting unit detecting position or motion of a detecting object by detecting a detection object at a plurality of positions, and the controller controls the light when the position or motion of the detection object is detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Makoto ABE, Satoshi SUZUKI, Kenji KAWAMURA, Shingo TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20220295157
    Abstract: A content providing system is provided that includes a client terminal and a server, and provides content based on a use state of the client terminal. The client terminal includes a client control unit and a display unit. The server includes a client terminal management unit, a content recording unit, a content management unit, a content distribution control unit, and a distribution condition management unit. The client control unit secures a content frame based on a distribution condition notified from the distribution condition management unit, and transmits a distribution request of the content to the content distribution control unit. The content distribution control unit extracts and distributes the content from the content recording unit, and the client control unit displays the content distributed by the content distribution control unit on the display unit within the content frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Osamu KIKUCHI, Yasuaki TSUNEMI, Yukiko EINAGA, Tomonori KAIZAKI, Makoto KAWAMURA, Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Tomomi ABE, Xuan HAN, Ryuki KITAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210228638
    Abstract: A cell product for treatment of spinal cord injury, comprising a SSEA-3-positive pluripotent stem cell (Muse cell) derived from a mesenchymal tissue in a living body or a cultured mesenchymal cell. Preferably, the spinal cord injury is complete or incomplete spinal cord injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: LIFE SCIENCE INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto KAWAMURA, Naoya MASUTOMI
  • Patent number: 10422859
    Abstract: In a distance measuring device, a drive controller generates an emission timing signal and an exposure timing signal in accordance with a measurement condition. A light source irradiates light in response to the emission timing signal. A solid-state image sensor has a group of pixels arranged in a matrix pattern and divided into a plurality of regions on a line-by-line basis, and performs an exposure process on a selected one of the regions in response to the exposure timing signal. An imaging signal processor obtains distance information by performing an arithmetic operation on a signal output from the solid-state image sensor. The drive controller generates mutually different measurement conditions to the plurality of the regions of the solid-state image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Kawamura, Tomohito Nagata, Haruka Takano, Mitsuhiko Otani
  • Publication number: 20160178734
    Abstract: In a distance measuring device, a drive controller generates an emission timing signal and an exposure timing signal in accordance with a measurement condition. A light source irradiates light in response to the emission timing signal. A solid-state image sensor has a group of pixels arranged in a matrix pattern and divided into a plurality of regions on a line-by-line basis, and performs an exposure process on a selected one of the regions in response to the exposure timing signal. An imaging signal processor obtains distance information by performing an arithmetic operation on a signal output from the solid-state image sensor. The drive controller generates mutually different measurement conditions to the plurality of the regions of the solid-state image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Makoto KAWAMURA, Tomohito NAGATA, Haruka TAKANO, Mitsuhiko OTANI
  • Patent number: 9024967
    Abstract: The system provides different ways for users to select an object and an action to be applied to the object in computer applications such as image processing or digital post-production. The user can select an object first and then an action, or vice versa. The user can also use gestural input to designate both an object and action virtually simultaneously. Multiple view, or windows, of an image can be independently sized, zoomed, panned, etc. Any effects performed on the image appear in all of the windows since each window shows (potentially) different portions of the same image content. A navigation window helps a user move within a large image or diagram that does not fit entirely on a single display screen. The navigation window includes an inner box that shows, in miniature, the principal objects in the screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Makoto Kawamura, Shingo Kawabe, Kyoko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8956132
    Abstract: A compressor includes a main body having in a housing a vane back-pressure space configured to project a vane forming a compression room for compressing gas, and a centrifugal oil separator. A discharge section to which the gas from the oil separator is ejected is formed in the housing, and the oil separator includes a pressure-adjusting valve configured to adjust pressure of the vane back-pressure space according to pressure of the discharge section. The pressure-adjusting valve is arranged in the oil separator without being affected by the gas ejected from the oil separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Keita Satou, Makoto Kawamura, Hiroshi Iijima, Hiroyuki Sato, Keisuke Nakazawa, Yukihiko Ando, Tohru Kamiyama, Hiroyuki Seimiya, Hiroki Shinkawa, Fumiaki Maruoka, Katsumi Endou, Masanori Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8878863
    Abstract: The portable terminal includes a display unit configured to display a screen; a first buffer and a second buffer configured to sequentially store display data for the displayed screen; a first determination unit configured to determine whether to perform single-buffer control or double-buffer control based on update data for the displayed screen; and a setting unit configured to set, if single-buffer control is appropriate, a display control method of the display unit to a display control method using the first buffer and to set, if double-buffer control is appropriate, a display control method of the display unit to a display control method using the first buffer and the second buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventors: Masataka Kato, Makoto Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8830272
    Abstract: Multiple views, or windows, of an image of flowgraph nodes can be modified to facilitate viewing the nodes. In one embodiment, each window includes at least one boundary that is shared with another window so that when a window is changed by moving a particular boundary it causes another window sharing the particular boundary to correspondingly change. Window subsections can be used for viewing a different portion of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Makoto Kawamura, Shingo Kawabe, Kyoko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8554186
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device that has a short range wireless communications unit performing short range wireless communications. A personal information storage unit storing a set of simple personal information relevant to the user of the mobile terminal device and a set of contact information for the user attached to the set of simple personal information and inhibited from being displayed on a device receiving this information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Usami, Mitsuhiro Nishibe, Shunsuke Kunieda, Kazunori Ueda, Takashi Kawakami, Makoto Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20120301343
    Abstract: A compressor includes a main body having in a housing a vane back-pressure space configured to project a vane forming a compression room for compressing gas, and a centrifugal oil separator, wherein a discharge section to which the gas from the oil separator is ejected is formed in the housing, the oil separator includes a pressure-adjusting valve configured to adjust pressure of the vane back-pressure space according to pressure of the discharge section, and the pressure-adjusting valve is provided in the oil separator without being affected by the gas ejected from the oil separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Keita SATOU, Makoto Kawamura, Hiroshi lijima, Hiroyuki Sato, Keisuke Nakazawa, Yukihiko Ando, Tohru Kamiyama, Hiroyuki Seimiya, Hiroki Shinkawa, Fumiaki Maruoka, Katsumi Endou, Masanori Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8152483
    Abstract: The variable capacity compressor has a rotor 21, as a rotating member, fixed to a drive shaft 10 and rotating integrally with the drive shaft 10, a swash plate 24, as a tilting member, tiltably and slidably attached to the drive shaft 10, a linkage mechanism 40 linking the rotor 21 and the swash plate 24 at a position corresponding to an upper dead center of the swash plate 24, transferring rotation of the rotor 21 to the swash plate 24, and guiding the tilting movement of the swash plate 24, and a tilting movement guide 60 provided between the rotor 21 and the swash plate 24 and anterior to the linkage mechanism 40 in the rotating direction and guiding changes of the inclination angle of the swash plate 24 with respect to the drive shaft 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kawamura, Masakazu Aoki
  • Patent number: 8078950
    Abstract: A delay measuring device according to the present invention comprises a memory cell, a delay element and a selector. The memory cell is provided with a non-inversion output terminal and an inversion output terminal, and the memory cell fetches a data value inputted from outside in synchronization with a clock, retains the fetched data value and outputs the retained data value from the non-inversion output terminal and the inversion output terminal. The delay element is connected to the inversion output terminal. The selector selects one of the data value and a delayed data value outputted from the delay element and supplies the selected data value to the memory cell. In the present invention, a comparison result of making a comparison between a delay amount generated in the delayed data value and a time length defined based on the clock is outputted from the non-inversion output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20110206305
    Abstract: With use of separated alloy powder (10) as a sintering material, it is possible to utilize characteristics of metals of different types (SUS steel and Cu, for example). Further, a boundary surface between regions constituted by different metals is at least partially alloyed. Thus, it is possible to enhance bonding strength between the regions, and possible to enhance strength of a sintered bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuyuki Ito, Kazuo Okamura, Makoto Kawamura, Hiroko Kawamura, Noriyoshi Kurata
  • Patent number: 7975128
    Abstract: The processor according to the present invention is a processor having a forwarding function and includes an attribute information holding unit (141) that holds attribute information regarding inhibition of writing to a register and a register write inhibition circuit (126) that holds, when forwarding is performed, the writing of the data forwarded according to attribute information. The attribute information holding unit (141) holds the attribute information by relating the attribute information to at least one register. Alternatively, the attribute information holding unit is a part of plural pipeline buffers and passes the attribute information along with the data to be forwarded, to a pipeline buffer in a subsequent stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shin-ichiro Fukai, Makoto Kawamura
  • Patent number: RE42962
    Abstract: An optical disk having a diameter less than 140 mm and, a thickness of 1.2 mm±0.1 mm, with a plurality of record tracks having data recorded thereon as embossed pits representing information and exhibiting a track pitch in the range between 0.646 ?m and 1.05 ?m; with the tracks being divided into a lead-in area, a program area and a lead-out area. The data includes table of contents (TOC) information recorded in a plurality of sectors in at least one TOC track and user information recorded in a plurality of sectors in user tracks; with the TOC information including addresses of start sectors recorded in the user tracks. The data (both user and TOC information) is encoded in a long distance error correction code having at least eight parity symbols, and is run length limited (RLL) modulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Yonemitsu, Ryuichi Iwamura, Shunji Yoshimura, Makoto Kawamura