Patents by Inventor Masanori Nakata

Masanori Nakata 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).

  • Publication number: 20190226884
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprising a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements arrayed on a substrate, a readout unit configured to read out signals from the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements, and a light source unit driver configured to drive a light source unit, wherein the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements include a first element configured to receive incident light and a second element configured to be shielded from the incident light, and the light source unit driver drives the light source based on both a signal from the first element and a signal from the second element read out by the readout unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakata, Kazutoshi Torashima, Masanori Shibata
  • Publication number: 20190079444
    Abstract: A printer including a transport path; a transport mechanism that is disposed in the transport path and transports the medium in a transporting direction caused when printing is executed by a recording section; a discharge-side transport path that forms a part of a downstream side in the transporting direction from the recording section in the transport path and is movable to a position close to the transport mechanism and a position separated from the transport mechanism; and a control section that controls the recording section and the transport mechanism. In a state where a transport failure of the medium occurs in the transport path, in a case where a predetermined condition is satisfied, the control section executes an additional transport process of discharging the medium to the discharge-side transport path by transporting the medium in the transporting direction by a predetermined amount by the transport mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi SEGAWA, Tetsuji TAKEISHI, Shota HIRAMATSU, Masanori NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20190023035
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a plurality of belt rollers that rotate, a direction in which a rotation axis of each belt rollers extends being a width direction that intersects a transport direction of a medium; a transporting belt that, while wound across the plurality of belt rollers, rotate to transport the medium in the transport direction; a print head that performs printing on the medium transported by the transporting belt; and a control unit that rotates the transporting belt while in a state in which an unrotated state of the transporting belt has continued for a predetermined period. When a rotation position of the transporting belt after application of power and before rotating the transporting belt is referred to as an initial rotation position, in a case in which a rotation of the transporting belt is to be stopped, the control unit stops the transporting belt at a rotation position that is different from the initial rotation position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshikazu KOIKE, Satoshi CHIBA, Masanori NAKATA
  • Patent number: 10054328
    Abstract: A control device controls a plurality of equipment items for conditioning the environment in a room. The control device comprises an installation information memory and a space information memory configured to store information regarding the space the environment in which can be conditioned by each of the plurality of equipment items; a target setter configured to set a target location in the room and a target environment at the target location; a unit identifier configured to identify the equipment item that can condition the environment at the target location; and a controller configured to select one control pattern based on the power consumption when the control according to each control pattern is executed from among a plurality of control patterns for controlling the equipment item so as to condition the environment at the target location to the target environment and control the equipment item with the selected control pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroko Kobori, Tomoaki Gyota, Masanori Nakata
  • Publication number: 20180215173
    Abstract: A printing apparatus which appropriately deals with a medium jam occurring on the transportation belt is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Masanori NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20180181614
    Abstract: A data search device includes a prediction unit that predicts a resource amount to be used in query processing scheduled to be executed, using a relationship between query processing executed in a past and a resource amount used in the query processing, and a change unit that changes an upper limit value of a resource amount usable in query processing to the predicted resource amount to be used in the query processing scheduled to be executed for which execution has been permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori NAKATA
  • Patent number: 9928558
    Abstract: The storage unit prestores element image data presenting an element image contained in a display image in an image data region that is a continuous storage region, and prestores draw command data containing data for creating display data presenting the display image in which the element image is placed in a draw command region that is a continuous storage region. The central processing unit makes reference to a screen management table when a predetermined drawing condition is satisfied to identify and output the draw command identification data corresponding to the satisfied drawing condition. The draw processing unit acquires from the storage unit the draw command data identified with the output draw command identification data, and creates and outputs to the display unit the display data placing the element image based on the acquired draw command data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Gyota, Takuya Mukai, Masanori Nakata
  • Patent number: 9816718
    Abstract: A device control determiner outputs a control information request containing a condition of facility devices in a data possessing device group possessing control information, and a kind of the control information. A connection relationship manager manages information regarding a connection relationship among each of the plurality of facility devices. A connection route database stores information regarding a connection route from a reference device that is a reference among the plurality of facility devices to another facility device. The device grouper creates a data possessing device group based on the control information request, the connection route database and information managed by the connection relationship manager. An information collective obtainer obtains control information from the facility device in the data possessing device group through a communicator, and creates a data array of the obtained control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroko Kobori, Tomoaki Gyota, Masanori Nakata
  • Patent number: 9746504
    Abstract: A fault detection device comprises: a measurement data acquirer that acquires measurement data for current flowing on power supply lines that are connected to multiple electrical devices; a clusterer that classifies the measurement data for a past fixed period into multiple clusters based on at least one of frequency and phase with respect to an AC cycle; a pattern analyzer that analyzes each of the clusters for an appearance pattern of measurement data that satisfy a preset standard; and a fault determiner that determines the occurrence of a fault when measurement data is acquired that differs from the analyzed appearance pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Katsukura, Masanori Nakata
  • Patent number: 9715240
    Abstract: A facility equipment operation device includes an affected section determiner and a mismatch detector. An affected section determiner computes an affected section that is affected by a controlled equipment that is facility equipment with a changed control parameter, by referencing data including an installation position of facility equipment in an objective space, and a capability related to an area affected by the facility equipment. The mismatch detector detects a mismatched state on the basis of whether or not an effect exerted by the controlled equipment on the affected section when the controlled equipment operates according to the changed control parameter, and an effect exerted on the affected section by a facility equipment currently operating, are in a predetermined relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroko Izumihara, Tomoaki Gyota, Masanori Nakata
  • Publication number: 20170203586
    Abstract: A printing apparatus including a plurality of belt rollers that rotate, a direction in which a rotation axis of each belt rollers extends being a width direction that intersects a transport direction of a medium; a transporting belt that, while wound across the plurality of belt rollers, rotate to transport the medium in the transport direction; a print head that performs printing on the medium transported by the transporting belt; and a control unit that rotates the transporting belt when a predetermined condition, which is satisfied in a case in which an unrotated state of the transporting belt continues, is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshikazu KOIKE, Satoshi CHIBA, Masanori NAKATA
  • Patent number: 9682582
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording section which performs recording by discharging ink on paper, a transport belt which is able to transport the paper by rotating, a charging roller which charges the transport belt, a cleaning unit which moves the charging roller between a contact position that is a position at which the charging roller is brought into contact with the transport belt and a separation position which is a position that is separated from the transport belt more than the contact position, and a dirt estimation section which estimates dirt on the transport belt, in which the cleaning unit moves the charging roller from the contact position to the separation position in a case where the dirt estimation section estimates that the transport belt is dirty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Nakata, Yuichi Segawa, Satoshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 9660894
    Abstract: A first electronic message collector collects electronic messages travelling on a first network and stores the electronic messages in a first storage. A second electronic message collector collects electronic messages travelling on a second network and stores the electronic messages in a second storage. An electronic message associator retains a mapping table in which the correlation, or similar, between electronic messages travelling from the first network to a gateway device and electronic messages travelling from the gateway device the second network are defined. The electronic message associator references the mapping table and associates the electronic messages stored in the second storage with the electronic messages stored in the first storage. From the result of the above-mentioned association, a status analyzer determines whether or not receipt of electronic message between the first network and the second network is accomplished normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Komiya, Masanori Nakata, Akihiro Ochiai
  • Patent number: 9535430
    Abstract: By efficiently holding only information necessary for a desired control from among information that can be obtained from equipment such as air conditioners, lighting devices and other devices, the control of the air conditioners and other devices according to the situation is obtained with small-capacity memory resources. This facilitates uploading to an air conditioner control device having a relatively small memory capacity and makes it possible to efficiently customize the installed control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Gyota, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Komiya
  • Patent number: 9488970
    Abstract: Upon receiving an update registration request for operating state data from a user I/F controller (a device controller), an arbitrator determines whether to permit the update registration request. Upon permission, the arbitrator retains the update registration request for operating state data. If the update registration request is sent by the user I/F controller (the device controller) and the request is permitted by the arbitrator, the user I/F controller (the device controller) generates FIFO registration data, stores the data in a first FIFO buffer (a second FIFO buffer), and saves the data in a display data storage (a device control data storage). If the arbitrator is retaining an update registration request by the other controller, the user I/F controller (the device controller) retrieves the FIFO registration data from the second FIFO buffer (the first FIFO buffer) and saves the data in the display data storage (the device control data storage).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Komiya, Masanori Nakata
  • Publication number: 20160279970
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording section which performs recording by discharging ink on paper, a transport belt which is able to transport the paper by rotating, a charging roller which charges the transport belt, a cleaning unit which moves the charging roller between a contact position that is a position at which the charging roller is brought into contact with the transport belt and a separation position which is a position that is separated from the transport belt more than the contact position, and a dirt estimation section which estimates dirt on the transport belt, in which the cleaning unit moves the charging roller from the contact position to the separation position in a case where the dirt estimation section estimates that the transport belt is dirty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Masanori NAKATA, Yuichi SEGAWA, Satoshi CHIBA
  • Patent number: 9454221
    Abstract: A control device includes a storage device for prestoring rendering command data, a central processing device, and a rendering processing device. The rendering command data is data for generating a rendering command executed in order to generate display data indicating a display image to be displayed on a display device. The central processing device refers to a screen management table when a predetermined rendering condition is satisfied, and specifies and outputs rendering command specifying data corresponding to the satisfied rendering condition. The rendering processing device acquires the rendering command data specified by the outputted rendering command specifying data from storage device, generates display data based on the acquired rendering command data, and outputs the display data to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Mukai, Tomoaki Gyota, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro
  • Patent number: 9427987
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head which performs recording on a medium. The recording apparatus includes a first roller that reverses a medium which is transported from the recording head side and a medium reception unit that is provided on the downstream side of the recording head on the medium transport path on which the medium is transported. The medium reception unit also functions as a first medium support unit that supports a medium that is inserted from a discharging direction side of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Nakata
  • Patent number: 9375935
    Abstract: A waste liquid container includes a fitted portion, in which a discharge unit is fittable in a removable manner, a container connection terminal, which contacts a device connection terminal, an insertion restriction portion, which contacts a device contact portion and restricts movement of the waste liquid container in the insertion direction, and an engaged portion, which includes a contacted portion that contacts a removal restriction unit and restricts movement of the waste liquid container in the removal direction. The engaged portion is located toward an inner side in the lateral direction from a side wall at a position lower than both of the container connection terminal and the insertion restriction portion. The removal restriction unit is receivable in a region located toward an outer side in the lateral direction from the engaged portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Harada, Masanori Nakata, Shigenori Fukasawa, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160114589
    Abstract: A waste liquid container includes a fitted portion, in which a discharge unit is fittable in a removable manner, a container connection terminal, which contacts a device connection terminal, an insertion restriction portion, which contacts a device contact portion and restricts movement of the waste liquid container in the insertion direction, and an engaged portion, which includes a contacted portion that contacts a removal restriction unit and restricts movement of the waste liquid container in the removal direction. The engaged portion is located toward an inner side in the lateral direction from a side wall at a position lower than both of the container connection terminal and the insertion restriction portion. The removal restriction unit is receivable in a region located toward an outer side in the lateral direction from the engaged portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Shuhei HARADA, Masanori NAKATA, Shigenori FUKASAWA, Hitotoshi KIMURA