Patents by Inventor Noboru Tamura

Noboru Tamura 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: 20200336622
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus for performing printing in a plurality of colors. The image forming apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to receive first print data in which an object to be printed in a spot color is designated in a first area in a document to be printed and second print data of the document to be printed from an information processing apparatus; convert the second print data received by the communication unit into image data of a predetermined color; extract an image of the first area from the image data obtained by conversion of the drawing unit; convert the image of the first area extracted by the spot color image control unit into the spot color; and generate image data of the spot color in which the image of the first area converted by the conversion unit is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji KUNIMI, Yutaka ATAKU, Noboru TAMURA, Ryo KOBAYASHI, Hiroki MATSUURA, Yoshio TAGA, Kaname NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10698208
    Abstract: The display device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a display unit (20) emitting visible light (L2) of linearly polarized waves having display information, an infrared light-cutting section (30) transmitting the visible light (L2) from the display unit (20) and reducing an incident quantity of infrared light on the display unit (20), and a reflecting section (40) reflecting visible light (L3) transmitted through the infrared light-cutting section (30); the infrared light-cutting section (30) comprising a first polymer film (31) and a second polymer film (32) disposed on the first polymer film (31), the first polymer film (31) and the second polymer film (32) both having anisotropy of refractive indices and having a first axis (Ax1) having a highest of the refractive indices, the first axis (Ax1) of the first polymer film (31) and the first axis (Ax1) of the second polymer film (32) intersecting in a planar view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Atsushi Ono, Noboru Iwata, Yuji Saito, Kentaro Tamura
  • Publication number: 20200166749
    Abstract: A display device according to one aspect of the present invention includes: a display unit configured to have display information and emits visible light having a continuous spectrum; an infrared cut-off part configured to transmit the visible light from the display unit and to reduce the amount of infrared light striking the display unit; and a reflecting part configured to reflect the visible light having passed through the infrared cut-off part. The infrared cut-off part includes a first polymer film and a second polymer film, the first polymer film includes an infrared cut-off layer configured to reduce infrared light transmission, and the second polymer film includes a high-retardation polyester film and is disposed between the first polymer film and the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji SAITO, Noboru IWATA, Atsushi ONO, Kentaro TAMURA
  • Patent number: 10507653
    Abstract: In a large format printer, a print head which includes a plurality of drive elements is provided with a head drive circuit which applies a voltage which is based on a first drive signal, a second drive signal, and a reference voltage signal which are input from a control circuit via a cable to the drive element. In a first flat cable and a second flat cable which configure the cable and which are in an overlapping state, a first wire which propagates a first drive signal is adjacent to a third wire which propagates a reference voltage signal, a second wire which propagates a second drive signal is adjacent to a third wire, and, in an overlapping direction, the first wire faces the third wire and the second wire faces the third wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Tamura
  • Publication number: 20180370228
    Abstract: In a large format printer, a print head which includes a plurality of drive elements is provided with a head drive circuit which applies a voltage which is based on a first drive signal, a second drive signal, and a reference voltage signal which are input from a control circuit via a cable to the drive element. In a first flat cable and a second flat cable which configure the cable and which are in an overlapping state, a first wire which propagates a first drive signal is adjacent to a third wire which propagates a reference voltage signal, a second wire which propagates a second drive signal is adjacent to a third wire, and, in an overlapping direction, the first wire faces the third wire and the second wire faces the third wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventor: Noboru TAMURA
  • Patent number: 10124581
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus has a head provided with discharge sections which discharge a liquid, a drive circuit configured to generate driving signals for driving the discharge sections and discharging the liquid, a carriage mounted with the head and the drive circuit, and a carriage support section configured and arranged to support the carriage. A shortest distance between the carriage support section and the drive circuit is shorter than a shortest distance between the carriage support section and the discharge section which is closest to the carriage support section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Tamura, Toru Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 10118382
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus has a head provided with discharge sections which discharge a liquid, a drive circuit configured to generate driving signals for driving the discharge sections and discharging the liquid, a carriage mounted with the head and the drive circuit, a motor configured to move the carriage, and a flushing box configured and arranged to receive the liquid discharged from the discharge sections. The drive circuit is mounted at a position so as not to pass above the flushing box while the carriage is being moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Tamura, Toru Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 9944072
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus includes a head unit which includes a discharge unit which discharges a liquid, a controller which controls discharging of the liquid, a plurality of first signal lines which connect the controller to the head unit, and at least one second signal line which connects the controller to the head unit, in which, the controller transmits the differential signal to the head unit via the first signal lines, and in which the head unit transmits the state signal in analog format to the controller via the second signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Tamura, Toru Matsuyama, Ryo Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20180009218
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus includes a head unit which includes a discharge unit which discharges a liquid, a controller which controls discharging of the liquid, a plurality of first signal lines which connect the controller to the head unit, and at least one second signal line which connects the controller to the head unit, in which, the controller transmits the differential signal to the head unit via the first signal lines, and in which the head unit transmits the state signal in analog format to the controller via the second signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Noboru TAMURA, Toru MATSUYAMA, Ryo HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170266962
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus has a head provided with discharge sections which discharge a liquid, a drive circuit configured to generate driving signals for driving the discharge sections and discharging the liquid, a carriage mounted with the head and the drive circuit, a motor configured to move the carriage, and a flushing box configured and arranged to receive the liquid discharged from the discharge sections. The drive circuit is mounted at a position so as not to pass above the flushing box while the carriage is being moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Noboru TAMURA, Toru MATSUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170266961
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus has a head provided with discharge sections which discharge a liquid, a drive circuit configured to generate driving signals for driving the discharge sections and discharging the liquid, a carriage mounted with the head and the drive circuit, and a carriage support section configured and arranged to support the carriage. A shortest distance between the carriage support section and the drive circuit is shorter than a shortest distance between the carriage support section and the discharge section which is closest to the carriage support section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Noboru TAMURA, Toru MATSUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160072977
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an address information storage storing recipient information relating to a recipient and the recipient's address with an address identifier as address information; a program storage storing setting information in association with a program identifier as program information, the setting information including program identification information specifying a program and the address identifier; a program execution unit executing the program associated with the program identifier based on the setting information; an address information change unit changing the address information in the address information storage, and changing the address identifier along with the change in the address information; and an information change adjusting unit adjusting, upon detecting a change in one of the address identifier and the address information, the address identifier of the program information including the address identifier in the program storage in response to the change in the
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki SASAYAMA, Daisuke OKADA, Chan GU, Yuto SHIBATA, Akiko KITAYAMA, Daisuke MASUI, Masashi TANIGUCHI, Noboru TAMURA, Naoya TAMURA, Yuka SAITO, Hiroya URUTA
  • Publication number: 20150339548
    Abstract: A processing function proposing apparatus includes a status detector that detects a current status of a resource, a request acquisition unit that acquires a composite function requested to be executed from multiple composite functions, each composite function combining multiple unit functions, a function selecting unit to select at least one unit function combined that executes the requested composite function based on the current status of the resource, and a proposing unit that proposes the unit function selected by the function selecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Akiko KITAYAMA, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Daisuke Masui, Daisuke Okada, Yuka Saito, Yuto Shibata, Hiroya Uruta, Naoya Tamura, Noboru Tamura, Kazuki Sasayama, Masashi Taniguchi, Chan Gu
  • Patent number: 9150965
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a gas supply passage for supplying a corrosive gas having a halogen, a part of the passage being made of a metal; a stabilization reaction unit which has an energy generator for supplying light energy or heat energy to the corrosive gas that has passed through the metallic part of the gas supply passage and/or has an obstacle configured to apply a collision energy to the corrosive gas that has passed through the metallic part of the gas supply passage, the collision energy being generated from a collision between the obstacle and said corrosive gas. A reaction for stabilizing a compound containing the metal and the halogen contained in the corrosive gas takes place by means of at least one of the light energy, heat energy, and collision energy; and a trapping unit which traps the compound stabilized in the stabilization reaction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuji Moriya, Toyohiko Shindo, Noboru Tamura
  • Patent number: 8997320
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing an acoustic wave device that has an excellent temperature coefficient of frequency (TCF) and high accuracy of IDT pattern forming and is capable of resisting high temperature processing of 200 degrees or more. The method for manufacturing an acoustic wave device according to the present invention includes forming an IDT (2) on a principal surface (1a) of a piezoelectric substrate (1), and forming a film by thermal spraying a material (3) having a smaller linear thermal expansion coefficient than the piezoelectric substrate onto an opposite principal surface (1b) of the piezoelectric substrate (1) where the IDT (2) is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Fuyutsume, Taro Nishino, Hisashi Yamazaki, Noboru Tamura, Nakaba Ichikawa, Masaki Aruga
  • Publication number: 20150073935
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a storage control unit that stores, in a storage medium, device number information for identifying the information processing apparatus and a consumables list of consumables available in the information processing apparatus identified by the device number information; and a processing unit that acquires the consumables list from an order receiving server via a network, causes the consumables list to be displayed, and send order information received from the user to the order receiving server when being connected to the network, causes the consumables list to be displayed and causes the storage control unit to store order information received from the user when being not connected to the network, and sends the order information stored to the order receiving server when the information processing apparatus is recovered from a state of being not connected to the network to a state of being connected to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yuto SHIBATA, Noboru Tamura, Yuka Saito, Hiroya Uruta, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Daisuke Masui, Masashi Taniguchi, Naoya Tamura, Chan Gu
  • Patent number: 8915577
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a first head that forms a first dot group and a second head that forms a second dot group. The first head has a first nozzle row for a first chromatic ink and a second nozzle row for a second chromatic ink. The second head has a third nozzle row for the first chromatic ink and a fourth nozzle row for the second chromatic ink. With respect to at least the first chromatic ink or the second chromatic ink, in a case in which the number of dots that configure dot rows that are lined up in the main scanning direction, is 3500 or more, a rational number, which is expressed using a number of dots included in the first dot group and a number of dots included in the second dot group in the dot rows, is a value other than zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamada, Hiroki Hayashi, Ryoichi Tanaka, Noboru Tamura, Akito Sato
  • Patent number: 8845052
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a drive signal generation section which generates a drive signal and a liquid ejecting head. The drive signal is a periodic signal. One period of the drive signal has two durations of (i) a droplet ejection duration with a waveform part used to eject the droplet from the nozzle and (ii) a droplet non-ejection duration without the waveform part used to eject the droplet from the nozzle, and the droplet non-ejection duration is equal to or longer than the droplet ejection duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Tamura, Shinichi Yamada, Akito Sato, Toru Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 8657398
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus including, a control unit including a digital signal generation unit which generates a digital signal defining the shape of the signal waveform, an analog voltage signal generation unit which generates an analog voltage signal on the basis of the digital signal, and a current signal generation unit which generates a current signal of a magnitude corresponding to a waveform of the analog voltage signal, a head unit including, a voltage signal generation unit which generates a voltage signal by detecting a potential difference between two points which are different from each other in a path to which the current signal flows, and by amplifying the potential difference, and an element which is driven by the voltage signal, and causes liquid to be ejected from a nozzle, and a transmission unit which transmits the current signal to the head unit from the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Tamura
  • Publication number: 20140035979
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a drive signal generation section which generates a drive signal and a liquid ejecting head. The drive signal is a periodic signal. One period of the drive signal has two durations of (i) a droplet ejection duration with a waveform part used to eject the droplet from the nozzle and (ii) a droplet non-ejection duration without the waveform part used to eject the droplet from the nozzle, and the droplet non-ejection duration is equal to or longer than the droplet ejection duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Tamura, Shinichi Yamada, Akito Sato, Toru Matsuyama