Patents by Inventor Masaru Nakamura

Masaru 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).

  • Publication number: 20190318712
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument in one aspect of the disclosure includes a keyboard, a processor and a memory that stores musical piece data that includes data of a vocal part, the vocal part including at least first and second notes together with associated first and second lyric parts that are to be successively played at the first and second timings, respectively, wherein if while a digitally synthesized first signing voice corresponding to the first note is being output, a user specifies, via keyboard, a third pitch that is different from the first and second notes prior to the arrival of the second timing, the at least one processor synthesizes a modified first singing voice having the third pitch in accordance with the data of the first lyric part, and causes the digitally synthesized modified first singing voice to be audibly output at the third timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi NAKAMURA, Masaru SETOGUCHI, Makoto DANJYO, Fumiaki OTA
  • Publication number: 20190314953
    Abstract: A method of shaping a cutting blade, includes a modified layer forming step of forming a plurality of modified layers at different heights within a dressing member by irradiating the dressing member with a laser beam having a wavelength transmissible through the dressing member from one surface of the dressing member a plurality of times while a focusing point of the laser beam is positioned within the dressing member, and a blade shaping step of shaping the cutting blade into a predetermined shape formed by the plurality of modified layers by cutting the dressing member by the cutting blade until the cutting blade reaches the modified layers after performing the modified layer forming step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Masaru NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190318715
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument in one aspect of the disclosure includes; a plurality of operation elements to be performed by a user for respectively specifying different pitches; a memory that stores musical piece data that includes data of a vocal part, the vocal part including at least a first note with a first pitch and an associated first lyric part that are to be played at a first timing; and at least one processor, wherein if the user does not operate any of the plurality of operation elements in accordance with the first timing, the at least one processor digitally synthesizes a default first singing voice that includes the first lyric part and that has the first pitch in accordance with data of the first note stored in the memory, and causes the digitally synthesized default first singing voice to be audibly output at the first timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto DANJYO, Fumiaki OTA, Masaru SETOGUCHI, Atsushi NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10438898
    Abstract: A wafer processing method for processing a wafer has a front side and a back side, the front side of the wafer being formed with a plurality of crossing streets for defining a plurality of separate regions where a plurality of devices are individually formed. The wafer processing method includes the steps of first attaching a protective tape to the front side of the wafer, next heating the protective tape and the wafer, next applying a laser beam having a transmission wavelength to the wafer to the back side of the wafer along the streets, thereby forming a modified layer inside the wafer along each street, and next grinding the back side of the wafer, thereby reducing a thickness of the wafer to a predetermined thickness and also dividing the wafer into individual chips along each street where the modified layer is formed as a division start point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Nakamura, Masamitsu Agari
  • Publication number: 20190285998
    Abstract: A brilliant toner includes a first toner which contains a first toner particle containing a flake-shape brilliant pigment; and a second toner which contains a second toner particle containing a flake-shape brilliant pigment, and has a different color from that of the first toner, and an electrostatic charge image developing toner includes a first toner which contains a first toner particle; and a second toner which has a different color from that of the first toner, and contains the second toner particle, in which, based on a charge distribution of each of the first toner and the second toner obtained according to a charge spectrograph method, maximum peak positions of the first toner and the second toner are taken as P1 and P2, respectively, and full widths at half maximum of the first toner and the second toner are taken as W1 and W2, respectively, |P1?P2| is 3 mm or less, and |W1?W2| is 3 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satomi HARA, Masaru TAKAHASHI, Yukiaki NAKAMURA, Sakiko TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190243269
    Abstract: A brilliant toner includes a first toner which contains a first toner particle containing a flake-shape brilliant pigment; and a second toner which contains a second toner particle containing a flake-shape brilliant pigment, and has a different color from that of the first toner, and an electrostatic charge image developing toner includes a first toner which contains a first toner particle; and a second toner which has a different color from that of the first toner, and contains the second toner particle, in which, based on a charge distribution of each of the first toner and the second toner obtained according to a charge spectrograph method, maximum peak positions of the first toner and the second toner are taken as P1 and P2, respectively, and full widths at half maximum of the first toner and the second toner are taken as W1 and W2, respectively, |P1-P2| is 3 mm or less, and |W1-W2| is 3 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satomi HARA, Masaru TAKAHASHI, Yukiaki NAKAMURA, Sakiko TAKEUCHI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190219517
    Abstract: An inspection device includes an irregular work detection unit that detects a worker carrying out irregular work different from standard work of an inspection, and a camera control unit that controls a wearable camera worn by the worker to take an image when irregular work is detected by the irregular work detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru HORIGUCHI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Kohei NAKAMURA, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Shinji KATO
  • Publication number: 20190219516
    Abstract: An inspection device includes a wearable camera attached to a worker that images an inspection object, and a laser pointer that indicates an imaging region of the wearable camera to the worker. The laser pointer is attached to the worker to emit a laser beam in a direction parallel to a line of sight of the wearable camera such that a relative distance between a light point of the laser beam and the imaging region of the wearable camera is constant and does not vary depending on a distance between the laser pointer and the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shinji KATO, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Masaru HORIGUCHI, Kohei NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190219518
    Abstract: An inspection device of the present disclosure may include an image acquisition unit that acquires image data including an inspection object, the image data being captured by a wearable camera attached to a worker inspecting the inspection object, an inspection state acquisition unit that acquires inspection state information for calculating at least one of a deviation distance from a regulation distance or a deviation angle from a regulation angle with respect to the inspection object of the worker, and an image correction unit that calculates at least one of the deviation distance or the deviation angle based on the image data and the inspection state information and corrects the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kohei NAKAMURA, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Shinji KATO, Masaru HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190222810
    Abstract: An inspection device includes a trigger detection unit that detects a trigger of visual confirmation work, and a camera control unit that controls a wearable camera worn by a worker to take an image when the trigger of the visual confirmation work is detected by the trigger detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru HORIGUCHI, Kohei NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Shinji KATO
  • Publication number: 20190220999
    Abstract: An inspection device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires image data including an inspection object captured by a wearable camera, a deviation information acquisition unit that acquires deviation information for calculating at least one of: a deviation distance from a regulation distance of the inspection object in the image data, or a deviation angle from a regulation angle of the inspection object in the image data, and an image correction unit that calculates at least one of the deviation distance or the deviation angle based on the image data and the deviation information and corrects the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Kohei NAKAMURA, Masaru HORIGUCHI, Shinji KATO, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI
  • Publication number: 20190220966
    Abstract: An inspection device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires image data including an inspection object, the image data being captured by a wearable camera, a characteristic amount calculation unit that calculates a characteristic amount capable of specifying the inspection object in the image data as a calculated characteristic amount, and a condition checking unit that compares the calculated characteristic amount with a learning characteristic amount stored in a learning information storage unit to check the condition of the inspection object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kohei NAKAMURA, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Shinji KATO, Masaru HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190222808
    Abstract: An inspection device includes a first wearable camera attached to a worker and configured to capture a relatively bright first image, a second wearable camera similarly attached to the worker and configured to capture a relatively dark second image, and a controller that functions as an inspection unit that determines the quality of a workpiece based on the first image of the workpiece captured by the first wearable camera and the second image of the workpiece captured by the second wearable camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shinji KATO, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Masaru HORIGUCHI, Kohei NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10343951
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a magnesium fluoride sintered compact includes a disc-shaped magnesium fluoride sintered compact having a through hole passing through a center axis of the disc-shaped magnesium fluoride sintered compact. The magnesium fluoride sintered compact has a relative density of 95% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD., Cancer Intelligence Care Systems, Inc., SINTER LAND Incorporation, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidaka Furuya, Yoshinori Sugawara, Hideaki Usui, Kazuto Sanada, Masaru Nakamura, Shinichi Takei
  • Patent number: 10340053
    Abstract: The radiation-irradiation device includes: a radiation generating unit that generates radiation; a collimator unit that controls an irradiation range to be irradiated with the radiation generated by the radiation generating unit; and an interval ensuring unit that includes a contact member being in contact with a subject to be irradiated with the radiation in a case in which a distance between the radiation generating unit and the subject is shorter than a preset distance, and ensures an interval between the radiation generating unit and the subject. The interval ensuring unit is detachably mounted on the collimator unit and is capable of being mounted at different rotational positions about an axis, which passes through a center of a diaphragm of the collimator unit and extends in the direction of an optical axis of the radiation, as a central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Misaki Kawahara, Koichi Kitano, Kenji Nakamura, Masaru Sato, Masayuki Iwasaka, Takeyasu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190152054
    Abstract: A gripping system includes a hand that grips a workpiece, a robot that supports the hand and changes at least one of a position and a posture of the hand, and an image sensor that acquires image information from a viewpoint interlocked with at least one of the position and the posture of the hand. Additionally, the gripping system includes a construction module that constructs a model by machine learning based on collection data. The model corresponds to at least a part of a process of specifying an operation command of the robot based on the image information acquired by the image sensor and hand position information representing at least one of the position and the posture of the hand. An operation module executes the operation command of the robot based on the image information, the hand position information, and the model, and a robot control module operates the robot based on the operation command of the robot operated by the operation module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Shota ISHIKAWA, Koji SOKABE, Keisuke NAKAMURA, Masaru ADACHI, Yuichi SASAKI, Antoine PASQUALI, Thomas WILMOTTE
  • Patent number: 10224814
    Abstract: A control circuit of a switching power-supply device that converts a first DC voltage supplied from an input power source into a second DC voltage by turning on/off a switching element connected between the input power source and an inductor and outputs the second DC voltage, the control circuit includes a drive circuit that, when a control signal to turn on the switching element is received, drives the switching element by supplying a plurality of drive voltages starting in order from a lowest drive voltage among the plurality of drive voltages, to a control terminal of the switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sanken Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20180350641
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a protective tape attaching method for attaching a protective tape to a wafer, the protective tape having a size corresponding to the size of the wafer. The protective tape attaching method includes: a bending step of bending a release paper to which an adhesive layer of the protective tape is previously attached, stretching the release paper to peel a front end portion of the protective tape from the release paper, and attaching the front end portion of the protective tape to the wafer; and an attaching step of pressing the other side of the protective tape opposite to the adhesive layer by using a pressure roller to thereby bring the adhesive layer of the protective tape into close contact with the wafer after performing the bending step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Masaru Nakamura, Yuya Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20180351778
    Abstract: In order to quickly and reliably establish link up, when a communication device detects power on or link down, an idle signal generation circuit generates an idle signal. Then, an I/F circuit transmits the idle signal to a communication device which is a communication partner through a selection circuit. Further, the I/F circuit transmits and receives learning signals to and from the communication device which is a communication partner. A Step 1 learning circuit, a Step 2 learning circuit, and a Step 3 learning circuit establish link up by using the learning signals. When not receiving a signal from a link detection circuit indicating that link up is established, a reset mask circuit transmits a reset signal generated by a reset signal generation circuit, to the Step 1 learning circuit, the Step 2 learning circuit, and the Step 3 learning circuit to allow them to learn again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru NAKAMURA