Patents by Inventor Makoto Nakagawa

Makoto Nakagawa 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: 10373551
    Abstract: An image processing unit includes: a gain calculating section obtaining, based on first luminance information for each pixel, a first gain, in which the first gain is configured to increase with an increase in pixel luminance value in a range where the pixel luminance value is equal to or larger than a predetermined luminance value, and in which the pixel luminance value is derived from the first luminance information; and a determination section determining, based on the first luminance information and the first gain, second luminance information for each of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Yano, Makoto Nakagawa, Mitsuyasu Asano, Yasuo Inoue, Shoji Araki, Hidehisa Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190225584
    Abstract: The present invention provides low hygroscopic forms of aripiprazole and processes for the preparation thereof which will not convert to a hydrate or lose their original solubility even when a medicinal preparation containing the anhydrous aripiprazole crystals is stored for an extended period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Takuji BANDO, Satoshi AOKI, Junichi KAWASAKI, Makoto ISHIGAMI, Youichi TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi YABUUCHI, Kiyoshi FUJIMOTO, Yoshihiro NISHIOKA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Tsutomu FUJIMURA, Masanori TAKAHASHI, Kaoru ABE, Tomonori NAKAGAWA, Koichi SHINHAMA, Naoto UTSUMI, Michiaki TOMINAGA, Yoshihiro OOI, Shohei YAMADA, Kenji TOMIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10332678
    Abstract: A power storage module includes: a power storage unit with a plurality of power storage elements; and a circuit unit attached to the power storage unit. The circuit unit includes: a high-current member through which a composite current obtained from the plurality of power storage elements flows; a low-current member through which a detection current for detecting a state of the individual power storage elements flows; and a lower case and an upper case that hold the high-current member and the low-current member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Kenji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10324422
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a device capable of wireless communication includes a counter for counting current time, and a processor for setting a communication mode of the device to one of a notification mode in which the device sends a first notification signal for informing of its existence and a detection mode in which the device detects a second notification signal sent from other device. In the case that the processor changes the communication mode of the device from the notification mode to the detection mode and the second notification signal received in the detection mode includes first time information, the processor corrects time of the counter based on the first time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Hiroshi Iwamiya, Takahiro Tomida, Tsutomu Terazaki, Ryo Okumura, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190072913
    Abstract: A communication system (1) comprises a central (100) and a peripheral (200). The central (100) receives location information and time information from NTP servers (10) and a location server (30). The central (100) creates first offset information of the time measured by its own device and the time information received from the NTP servers (10). The central (100) acquires from map information a time difference corresponding to a location presented by the location information received from the location server (30). The central (100) creates first updated time information based on the time measured by its own device, first offset information, and time difference corresponding to the location presented by the location information received from location server (30) and transmits the first updated time information to the peripheral (200). The peripheral (200) changes the time displayed by its own device based on the received first updated time information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi IWAMIYA, Sadao NAGASHIMA, Satomi MICHITSUTA, Makoto NAKAGAWA, Toyokazu NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20190011631
    Abstract: A heat sink 41 is provided on a lower edge side, for example, of a display panel 21 with a heat radiation surface being on a display surface side of the display panel 21. A heat source, such as a light source 22, which generates heat owing to display operation using the display panel 21 is mounted on a mounting face opposite to the heat radiation surface. A cover 31 that covers the heat sink 41 is provided on the display surface side of the display panel 21. Air holes 311 and 312 are formed on a top face 31t and a bottom face 31b, respectively, of the cover 31. Air taken in through the air holes 312 on the bottom face 31b of the cover 31 cools the heat sink 41, and the air heated by the heat of the heat sink 41 is dissipated outside through the air holes 311 on the top face 31t. Heat generated inside the display device is efficiently dissipated with a small ventilation resistance without generation of noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: NAOTO KOBAYASHI, MAKOTO NAKAGAWA, TOMOYA YANO
  • Publication number: 20180278535
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a device includes a transmitter and receiver that transmits and receives communication packets to and from other device, and a processor. The processor receives a packet containing first information indicating a structure type of data from the other device via the transmitter and receiver and communicates data corresponding to the first information with the other device via the transmitter and receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Hiroshi Iwamiya, Tsutomu Terazaki, Takahiro Tomida, Ryo Okumura, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20180197459
    Abstract: An image processing unit includes: a gain calculating section obtaining, based on first luminance information for each pixel, a first gain, in which the first gain is configured to increase with an increase in pixel luminance value in a range where the pixel luminance value is equal to or larger than a predetermined luminance value, and in which the pixel luminance value is derived from the first luminance information; and a determination section determining, based on the first luminance information and the first gain, second luminance information for each of the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Tomoya Yano, Makoto Nakagawa, Mitsuyasu Asano, Yasuo Inoue, Shoji Araki, Hidehisa Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20180183919
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a device capable of wireless communication includes a communicator configured to transmit and receive communication packets to and from other device, a memory configured to store one or more kinds of setting information, and a processor configured to determine whether or not at least one of the one or more kinds of setting information has been changed after the last communication with the other device, generate discrimination information indicating whether or not each of the one or more kinds of setting information has been changed, and control communication with the other device based on the discrimination information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Hiroshi Iwamiya, Toshihiro Takahashi, Takahiro Tomida, Tsutomu Terazaki, Ryo Okumura
  • Patent number: 9940870
    Abstract: An image processing unit includes: a gain calculating section obtaining, based on first luminance information for each pixel, a first gain, in which the first gain is configured to increase with an increase in pixel luminance value in a range where the pixel luminance value is equal to or larger than a predetermined luminance value, and in which the pixel luminance value is derived from the first luminance information; and a determination section determining, based on the first luminance information and the first gain, second luminance information for each of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Yano, Makoto Nakagawa, Mitsuyasu Asano, Yasuo Inoue, Shoji Araki, Hidehisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9942942
    Abstract: A wireless communication method of one wireless communication device which performs wireless communication with another wireless communication device, including displaying identification information of said another wireless communication device; notifying identification information of the wireless communication device, to said another wireless communication device by near field communication; receiving the identification information of said another wireless communication device updated by said another wireless communication device, from said another wireless communication device; and updating the identification information of said another wireless communication device to be displayed in the displaying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Takaomi Yonekura
  • Publication number: 20180017946
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a device capable of wireless communication includes a counter configured to count time, and a processor configured to perform control to send a notification signal for notification of existence of the device when the time of the counter reaches a predetermined first time, and correct the time of the counter to a predetermined second time upon receiving a connection request transmitted from other device in response to the notification signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Hiroshi Iwamiya, Takahiro Tomida, Tsutomu Terazaki, Ryo Okumura, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20170343965
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a device capable of wireless communication includes a counter for counting current time, and a processor for setting a communication mode of the device to one of a notification mode in which the device sends a first notification signal for informing of its existence and a detection mode in which the device detects a second notification signal sent from other device. In the case that the processor changes the communication mode of the device from the notification mode to the detection mode and the second notification signal received in the detection mode includes first time information, the processor corrects time of the counter based on the first time information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Hiroshi Iwamiya, Takahiro Tomida, Tsutomu Terazaki, Ryo Okumura, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20170303336
    Abstract: A wireless communication method of one wireless communication device which performs wireless communication with another wireless communication device, including displaying identification information of said another wireless communication device; notifying identification information of the wireless communication device, to said another wireless communication device by near field communication; receiving the identification information of said another wireless communication device updated by said another wireless communication device, from said another wireless communication device; and updating the identification information of said another wireless communication device to be displayed in the displaying step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho KYOU, Makoto NAKAGAWA, Takaomi YONEKURA
  • Patent number: 9794981
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a wireless communication unit, a storage unit and a processor. The wireless communication unit performs near field communication with another wireless communication device. The storage unit stores an other-device address which is identification information of said another wireless communication device and which is acquired through the wireless communication unit. The processor updates an own-device address which is identification information of the wireless communication device, when receiving an instruction for excluding the other-device address from a connection destination of the near field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Takaomi Yonekura
  • Patent number: 9747836
    Abstract: A signal processing method includes inputting a first gradation signal and a second gradation signal, the first gradation signal representing a gradation of a predetermined pixel in a first frame, the second gradation signal representing a gradation of the predetermined pixel in a second frame that follows the first frame; determining whether or not the gradation of the predetermined pixel in the first frame is a low gradation based on the input first gradation signal; and adjusting one of a first signal voltage and a second signal voltage in a case where the determination result is positive, the first signal voltage defining a light-emitting brightness of a light-emitting pixel corresponding to the predetermined pixel in the first frame, the second signal voltage defining a light-emitting brightness of the light-emitting pixel in the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Nakahata, Makoto Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9666113
    Abstract: A display includes: a gain calculation section obtaining, according to an area of a high luminance region in a frame image, a first gain for each pixel in the region; a determination section determining, based on first luminance information for each pixel in the high luminance region and the first gain, second luminance information for each pixel in the high luminance region; and a display section performing display based on the second luminance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Nakagawa, Tomoya Yano, Mitsuyasu Asano, Yasuo Inoue, Yohei Funatsu
  • Patent number: 9640105
    Abstract: A signal processing method includes: inputting a first image signal and a second image signal, the first image signal containing gradation levels of respective pixels of a first frame, the second image signal containing gradation levels of respective pixels of a second frame that is continuous from the first frame; storing at least one predetermined gradation level as a correction-free gradation level that needs no correction; determining whether or not the gradation level of the first frame for every pixel is the stored correction-free gradation level, based on the input first image signal; and outputting a gradation level in the input second image signal by using, as a correction-free pixel that needs no correction, a pixel for which the gradation level of the first frame is determined as the correction-free gradation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Nakahata, Makoto Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20170086253
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a wireless communication unit, a storage unit and a processor. The wireless communication unit performs near field communication with another wireless communication device. The storage unit stores an other-device address which is identification information of said another wireless communication device and which is acquired through the wireless communication unit. The processor updates an own-device address which is identification information of the wireless communication device, when receiving an instruction for excluding the other-device address from a connection destination of the near field communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho KYOU, Makoto NAKAGAWA, Takaomi YONEKURA
  • Patent number: 9518543
    Abstract: A fuel supply system for an internal combustion engine includes a heat exchanger that has a heat exchanging wall between a liquefied fuel passage and an engine coolant passage. Heated and vaporized fuel flowing out from the liquefied fuel passage of the heat exchanger is supplied to the internal combustion engine. A flow rate of liquefied fuel supplied to the liquefied fuel passage of the heat exchanger is set. A flow rate of engine coolant supplied to the engine coolant passage of the heat exchanger is determined on the basis of a temperature of the engine coolant supplied to the engine coolant passage of the heat exchanger such that nucleate boiling or transition boiling of the liquefied fuel in the set flow rate occurs near a boundary between nucleate boiling and transition boiling in the liquefied fuel passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NIPPON SOKEN, INC., AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki Kosuge, Susumu Kojima, Rio Shimizu, Tomojiro Sugimoto, Masayuki Akita, Jin Tanaka, Makoto Nakagawa, Masaki Ikeya