Patents by Inventor Masakazu Nakamura

Masakazu 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: 10534202
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a wearable device and an electricity supply system that make it possible to reduce the stress on a user in relation to electricity supply. A power generating unit is provided on the external world-side surface or the eyeball-side surface of a contact lens-type wearable device. The power generating unit generates electric power by chemical reaction with a substance contained in a secretion or a body fluid of a user wearing the wearable device, and a power managing unit supplies the electric power obtained in the power generating unit to each part of the wearable device. Thus, the power generating unit performs electricity generation using the secretion or the body fluid of the user as fuel; thereby, electric power can be stably supplied, and the stress on the user in relation to electricity supply can be reduced. The present technology can be applied to a contact lens-type wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Yajima, Takatoshi Nakamura, Masanori Iwasaki, Takayuki Hirabayashi, Itaru Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20190366546
    Abstract: A remote monitoring system for monitoring the state of a robot at a place away from a user site. The system is provided with: an analysis result data acquiring unit for analyzing an electric current data of a motor of a drive system of the robot and acquiring an analysis result data at the user site; a data server provided at a remote place away from the user site for recording the analysis result data obtained by the analysis result data acquiring unit; a communication unit for transmitting the analysis result data to the data server; and a mobile terminal for reading and displaying the analysis result data recorded in the data server. In the remote monitoring system, the amount of data (communication amount) transmitted from a user site to a remote place can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakazu NAKAMURA, Makoto KAWAI, Tomoya SHIMIZU, Akira KAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10495904
    Abstract: To provide a contact lens and a storage medium enabling a pair of contact lenses to operate in coordination with each other. Provided is a pair of contact lenses including: a pair of lens parts configured to be worn on respective eyeballs of both eyes; a first function unit provided to one of the pair of lens parts; and a second function unit provided to the other one of the pair of lens parts, the second function unit having a function different from a function of the first function unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Kazunori Hayashi, Takatoshi Nakamura, Tomoya Onuma, Takayasu Kon, Akira Tange, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Masakazu Yajima, Kohei Asada
  • Patent number: 10489141
    Abstract: A relay device is provided. The relay device includes: an acquisition unit acquiring data necessary for an upgrade processing from an upgrading tool, which performs the upgrading processing to an ECU connected to a vehicle-mounted network; a relay unit providing the data, via the vehicle-mounted network, to a target ECU which is subject to the upgrade processing; a suspend instructing unit transmitting, via the vehicle-mounted network, a suspend command which instructs the non-target ECU to shift to a suspend state in which a transmission of other data to the non-target ECU via the vehicle-mounted network is suspended in response to a start of the upgrade processing; and a cancel instructing unit instructing, via the vehicle-mounted network, the non-target ECU to cancel the suspend state when the upgrade processing is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Nakamura, Yuzo Harata, Mitsuyoshi Natsume, Masakazu Doi, Naoji Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10488208
    Abstract: A communication system, a control method, and a storage medium, which can guide a user to an action for having the predetermined feeling in accordance with a feeling map. A communication system including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire present position information of a user; a guiding information generation unit configured to generate guiding information in accordance with the present position information and map information in which feeling data is mapped; and a supply unit configured to supply the guiding information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatoshi Nakamura, Akira Tange, Masakazu Yajima, Mitsuru Takehara, Yasunori Kamada, Katsuhisa Aratani, Kazunori Hayashi, Takayasu Kon, Kohei Asada, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Abiko, Yuki Koga, Tomoya Onuma
  • Publication number: 20190346916
    Abstract: A wrist apparatus as a portable electronic apparatus calculates an evaluation value based on data outputted from acceleration sensors, each of which serves as an inertia sensor, and assuming that when the evaluation value becomes greater than a first threshold, it is determined that a first state has been achieved, and when the evaluation value becomes smaller than a second threshold, it is determined that a second state has been achieved, performs a predetermined display when a result of the determination shows that the first state has transitioned to the second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu ISOMURA, Hidenori NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190275278
    Abstract: A nasal cannula in which a pair of nostril inserts (130) are provided on a base (120) provided at the distal end of a tube (110) such that the nostril inserts (130) communicate with the tube (100). The base (120) and the nostril inserts (130) are integrally formed so as to elastically deform to an appropriate extent. The nostril inserts (130) have an appropriate length. When the nostril inserts (130) are inserted into the right and left nostrils, respectively, of a patient, the nostril inserts (130) hold at least one of the columna nasi and the nasal septum from opposite sides with an appropriate elastic force, whereby the nostril inserts (130) are attached to the nostrils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyosuke Nakamura, Masakazu Nagasawa, Kiichi Gondo, Keiko Nii, Masanori Suda
  • Patent number: 10411212
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device including: an anode; a cathode; two or more emitting units that are disposed between the anode and the cathode, each unit having an emitting layer; and a charge-generating layer that is disposed between the emitting units, wherein the charge-generating layer comprises an N layer nearer to the anode and a P layer nearer to the cathode, and the P layer comprises a compound represented by the following formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD., JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Emiko Kambe, Masato Nakamura, Jun Endo, Masakazu Funahashi, Hironobu Morishita
  • Patent number: 10379603
    Abstract: A wrist apparatus as a portable electronic apparatus calculates an evaluation value based on data outputted from acceleration sensors, each of which serves as an inertia sensor, and assuming that when the evaluation value becomes greater than a first threshold, it is determined that a first state has been achieved, and when the evaluation value becomes smaller than a second threshold, it is determined that a second state has been achieved, performs a predetermined display when a result of the determination shows that the first state has transitioned to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Isomura, Hidenori Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190228216
    Abstract: A childcare support service offering system includes a terminal and a server. The terminal includes a camera and performs operation control and processing of transmitting terminal usage situation data including image data acquired by being picked up by the camera to the server. The server performs image analysis on the received image data, recognizes the user that watches the terminal, judges a gaze of the recognized user, and judges a degree of interest for the terminal based on the gaze. When the judged degree of interest becomes equal to or less than a predetermined threshold value, the server transmits a changing instruction for causing an operation in the terminal to be changed to another operation to the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Motokazu IWASAKI, Genki FUKATSU, Kazuhiro SHIMADA, Keisaku NAKAMURA, Satoko KIKUCHI, Masaru WATABIKI, Yuuka ASAUMI, Kanako MIYAWAKI, Masakazu KASHITA, Shinsuke IUCHI
  • Patent number: 10348248
    Abstract: Improvement in linearity is achieved at low costs in a power amplifier module employing an envelope tracking system. The power amplifier module includes a first power amplifier circuit that amplifies a radio frequency signal and that outputs a first amplified signal, a second power amplifier circuit that amplifies the first amplified signal on the basis of a source voltage varying depending on amplitude of the radio frequency signal and that outputs a second amplified signal, and a matching circuit that includes first and second capacitors connected in series between the first and second power amplifier circuit and an inductor connected between a node between the first and second capacitors and a ground and that decreases a gain of the first power amplifier circuit as the source voltage of the second power amplifier circuit increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiichiro Takenaka, Masahiro Ito, Masakazu Hori, Mitsuo Ariie, Hayato Nakamura, Satoshi Arayashiki, Hidetoshi Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Sato, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10329525
    Abstract: There is the problem that a liquid culture medium fed by a pump has a high frequency of contact with a gas during movement in a tube, and the pH value of the liquid culture medium before and after feeding changes easily. In a liquid feeder and a cell culture apparatus provided therewith, a feed pipe 7 is connected with a gas bag 14, the liquid to be fed into the feed pipe 7 is fed so as to be sandwiched by a gas for suppressing the qualitative changes of the liquid. Furthermore, the gas bag is connected with a container 8 for holding a liquid, and holds the gas for suppressing qualitative changes of the liquid in a gas phase of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Kiyama, Guangbin Zhou, Takayuki Nozaki, Ryota Nakajima, Daisuke Suzuki, Yumiko Igarashi, Shizu Takeda, Taku Nakamura, Masakazu Sugaya, Koichi Terada
  • Patent number: 10295816
    Abstract: A surgical microscope employs a pentaprism beam splitter as a branching unit to branch each beam passed through variable power optical systems into a first beam and a second beam, the first beam being horizontally reflected for an eyepiece unit, the second beam being vertically transmitted for an imaging device. The pentaprism alone is capable of simultaneously conducting reflection to provide an erect image and transmission to provide a photographing image, thereby reducing the number of optical parts in a microscope body of the surgical microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MITAKA KOHKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinpei Omote, Masakazu Nakamura, Masao Doi
  • Publication number: 20190098755
    Abstract: A printed wiring board in the present disclosure includes a core layer, a first buildup layer, a second buildup layer, and a through hole. The core layer has a conductor circuit located on a surface of an insulator. The first buildup layer containing a first resin is laminated on a surface of the core layer. The second buildup layer containing a second resin is laminated on a surface of the first buildup layer. The through hole extends through the core layer, the first buildup layer, and the second buildup layer. The first resin and the second resin are different from each other. The second buildup layer includes a plurality of filled vias filled with a conductor which are located around a circumference of an opening of the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi WATANABE, Masakazu NAKAMURA, Hiroshi OMODERA, Tomoko OYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180335744
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transferer that transfers a toner image to a sheet and a fixer that thermally fixes the toner image transferred on the sheet by the transferer, and forms an image on the sheet, the image forming apparatus further including: a loop detector that detects a loop amount of a loop formed on the sheet between an upstream side conveying member and a downstream side conveying member that convey the sheet; and hardware processor that controls the loop amount on the basis of a detection signal of the loop detector, wherein the hardware processor performs prediction control of the loop amount in a case where it is determined that a distorted loop has occurred on the sheet on the basis of the detection signal of the loop detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masakazu NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10011447
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a pair of rollers for conveying paper; a rocking mechanism for rocking the pair of rollers in a second direction orthogonal to a first direction, the first direction being a paper conveying direction; an upstream pair of rollers provided upstream of the pair of rollers in the paper conveying direction for conveying the paper; an upstream rocking mechanism corresponding to the upstream pair of rollers for rocking the upstream pair of rollers in the second direction; a first paper detector for detecting an end position of the paper in the second direction; and a controller controlling the rocking mechanism based on the paper end position to effect first rocking correction in which the pair of rollers is rocked, wherein the controller controls the upstream rocking mechanism to effect second rocking correction in which only the upstream pair of rollers is rocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masakazu Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20180149573
    Abstract: According to the present invention, the therapeutic effect of an IL-6 inhibitor on MS was found to be predictable by using as indicators the amount of plasmablasts and/or the indicator of change in immature plasmablasts (amount of immature plasmablasts or amount of follicular helper T cells) in MS patients with a large amount of plasmablasts. Furthermore, IL-6 inhibitors were found to be effective against MS in which plasmablasts occur at high levels and in which the indicator of change in immature plasmablasts is high. The present invention provides methods for selecting MS cases for which treatment with an IL-6 inhibitor is effective, and also provides an effective therapeutic method for patients with MS in which plasmablast occur at high levels and in which the indicator of change in immature plasmablasts is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicants: National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Yamamura, Masakazu Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20180101789
    Abstract: A machine learning result editing program recorded on a recording medium causes a computer to execute a process of generating a group of relevant words on the basis of expressions of words learned by a machine learning processing program that learns the expressions of the words on the basis of input data. The machine learning result editing program causes the computer to execute: a process of causing a display unit to display the generated group of relevant words; and a process of exercising control so that, after a designation of a word to be eliminated from the displayed group of relevant words is received, when a process is performed by using the group of relevant words generated on the basis of the expressions of the words learned by the machine learning processing program, the process is performed by using the group from which the designated word has been eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Sanae Soma, Masakazu Nakamura, Yoshinobu Sawano
  • Publication number: 20180063983
    Abstract: A board fixing structure includes: a resin-made holder; a metal-made terminal held by the holder; and a circuit board connected to the terminal, in which the terminal has a proximal end portion, a fixing portion extending from the proximal end portion and fixedly soldered to the circuit board, and a support portion extending from the proximal end portion and coming into contact with a rear surface of the circuit board so as to support the circuit board, and the fixing portion and the support portion are separated from each other in a plane direction of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinsuke ANDO, Masakazu NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: D870673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Obata, Hiroaki Obikane, Yuichiro Nakamura, Masakazu Kuroiwa