Patents by Inventor Norihiro Nakamura

Norihiro 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: 20190280317
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a removal treatment execution unit configured to execute an oxide layer removal treatment that removes an oxide layer generated on a catalyst of a fuel cell. The removal treatment execution unit is configured to execute the oxide layer removal treatment by adjusting a voltage of the fuel cell to be within a predetermined second voltage range lower than a predetermined first voltage range that is lower than an open-circuit voltage, when an operation of the fuel cell system shifts from a first operation, where a current value of the fuel cell is zero and the flow rate is controlled to maintain the voltage of the fuel cell within the first voltage range, to a second operation, where the current value is larger than zero and the flow rate is controlled in response to an output request to the fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi SHIOKAWA, Takahiko HASEGAWA, Kohei ODA, Satoshi WATANABE, Shuhei NAKAMURA, Norihiro FUKAYA
  • Publication number: 20190273273
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a flow sensor configured to measure an actual flow rate of air which is introduced into an oxidizing gas supply passage via a compressor when a fuel cell generates electric power; and a wind speed deriving unit configured to acquire a flow rate of air measured by the flow sensor in a state in which air flows from the oxidizing gas supply passage to an oxidizing gas discharge passage via the compressor and a bypass flow passage and to derive an actual wind speed of wind which is received by the fuel cell system, when the compressor stops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi WATANABE, Satoshi SHIOKAWA, Shuhei NAKAMURA, Norihiro FUKAYA
  • Patent number: 10395829
    Abstract: A dielectric resin composition for a film capacitor is a mixture containing an organic material A and an organic material B. The organic material A includes at least two kinds of organic material components A1, A2, . . . having reactive groups (for example, OH, NCO) that cross-link each other. The organic material B does not have a reactive site capable of reacting with the organic material A and has a dielectric loss tan ? of 0.3% or less at a temperature of 125° C. The mixture has a glass transition temperature of 130° C. or higher and preferably 280° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi Ichikawa, Norihiro Yoshikawa, Ichiro Nakamura, Shinichi Kobayashi, Ichiro Nakaso, Yasunori Hioki, Tomoki Inakura
  • Publication number: 20190259272
    Abstract: Inaccessible road section estimation systems and programs extract regional road sections. Each of the regional road sections is a road section in a target region, and the target region is an area where a factor causing a road section to become inaccessible has occurred. The systems and programs estimate, as an inaccessible road section, a road section around which a mobile unit has detoured after occurrence of the factor, among the regional road sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norihiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190243051
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of light source packages each having a light-emitting portion for emitting light, a light guide plate which light emitted from the light source packages enters through the incidence surface, having a height and a width, and from which the light exits through the exit surface, and a liquid crystal display panel for controlling, for each pixel, the orientation of a liquid crystal material to control the transmission of the light exiting through the exit surface. Each light source package has two opposing long sides and two opposing short sides when viewed from the direction of the light emitted by the light-emitting portion. The plurality of light source packages are arranged long side to long side in the direction along the width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Norihiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190221124
    Abstract: A determination device that determines a tendency of a driver who selects a parking space includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding an attribute of the parking space in a parking lot, information regarding behavior of a vehicle driven by the driver in the parking lot, and information regarding behavior of the driver when the driver is driving the vehicle in the parking lot, and a determination unit configured to determine the tendency of the driver when the driver selects the parking space, based on the information regarding the behavior of the vehicle or the information regarding the behavior of the driver and the information regarding the attribute of the parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takeyama, Motohiro Nakamura, Norihiro Nakamura, Hideki Kasezawa, Kensuke Takeuchi, Hajime Morikawa, Yoko Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20190212166
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an in-vehicle device mounted on a vehicle. The in-vehicle device includes a display device and a processor. The in-vehicle device outputs, on the display device, weather information of a point designated by a user on a map, displays a travel route along which the vehicle travels on the map on the display device, and in a case where the travel route is not included in the area including the point designated by the user on the map among a plurality of areas obtained by dividing the map and the processor determines that the point designated by the user is within a predetermined range from the travel route, outputs, on the display device, the weather information of an area closest to the point designated by the user among the areas including the travel route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takeyama, Motohiro Nakamura, Norihiro Nakamura, Hideki Kasezawa, Kensuke Takeuchi, Hajime Morikawa, Yoko Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20190178647
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a server. The server is configured to receive start information and positional information of a vehicle from the vehicle when the vehicle is started, acquire schedule information on a user's earliest schedule of the vehicle, the schedule information including information of a start time of the schedule and a destination as a place relating to the schedule, calculate an estimated arrival time at which the vehicle arrives at the destination when the vehicle heads for the destination from a position of the vehicle specified by the positional information of the vehicle, based on a current time, determine whether or not a user has started the vehicle to head for the destination according to a difference between the estimated arrival time and the start time of the schedule, and transmit a determination result of the determination to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKEYAMA, Norihiro NAKAMURA, Hideki KASEZAWA, Kensuke TAKEUCHI, Hajime MORIKAWA, Yoko SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10302855
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of light source packages each having a light-emitting portion for emitting light, a light guide plate which light emitted from the light source packages enters through the incidence surface, having a height and a width, and from which the light exits through the exit surface, and a liquid crystal display panel for controlling, for each pixel, the orientation of a liquid crystal material to control the transmission of the light exiting through the exit surface. Each light source package has two opposing long sides and two opposing short sides when viewed from the direction of the light emitted by the light-emitting portion. The plurality of light source packages are arranged long side to long side in the direction along the width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Norihiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190154456
    Abstract: In an information processing device, an acquisition unit acquires current position information of a vehicle. A route search unit searches for a route from a departure place via the current position of the vehicle to a destination based on the current position information of the vehicle acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKEYAMA, Xin JIN, Norihiro NAKAMURA, Hideki KASEZAWA, Kensuke TAKEUCHI, Hajime MORIKAWA, Yoko SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190147410
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a user, first action schedule information including a first target place, a first desired arrival time, and a first desired stay time, and second action schedule information including a second target place, a second desired arrival time, and a second desired stay time, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a first use condition and a second use condition, and a scheduling unit configured to decide a first scheduled time of arrival at the first target place and a second scheduled time of arrival at the second target place such that the first desired arrival time and the first desired stay time satisfy a first usable condition and such that the second desired arrival time and the second desired stay time satisfy a second usable condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKEYAMA, Xin JIN, Norihiro NAKAMURA, Hideki KASEZAWA, Kensuke TAKEUCHI, Hajime MORIKAWA, Yoko SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20190147739
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first acquisition unit, a first output unit, a second acquisition unit, a second output unit, and a third acquisition unit. The first acquisition unit acquires current position information indicating a current position of a vehicle. The first output unit outputs traveling guidance from a relationship between a pre-set vehicle route and the current position of the vehicle. The second acquisition unit acquires content. The second output unit outputs the content acquired by the second acquisition unit. The third acquisition unit acquires road section information specifying a road section where the traveling guidance is stopped. The first output unit stops the output of the traveling guidance based on the road section information acquired by the third acquisition unit and the current position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAKEYAMA, Xin JIN, Norihiro NAKAMURA, Hideki KASEZAWA, Kensuke TAKEUCHI, Hajime MORIKAWA, Yoko SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10275661
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an acquirer, a setter, a selector, a generator, and an outputter. The acquirer acquires taken images of a target surface imaged by an imaging device in time series while the imaging device is moved by a moving object. The setter sets an inspection range composed of inspection areas on the target surface. The selector selects, for each inspection area, the taken image used for generating an inspection area image out of the taken images. The generator extracts, for each inspection area, from the selected taken image, a partial image corresponding to the inspection area; transforms each partial image into a transformed partial image in a coordinate system of the target surface; and composes transformed partial images on the basis of an arrangement of the inspection areas to generate the inspection area image. The outputter outputs the inspection area image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akihito Seki, Takaaki Kuratate, Norihiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20180136385
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of light source packages each having a light-emitting portion for emitting light, a light guide plate which light emitted from the light source packages enters through the incidence surface, having a height and a width, and from which the light exits through the exit surface, and a liquid crystal display panel for controlling, for each pixel, the orientation of a liquid crystal material to control the transmission of the light exiting through the exit surface. Each light source package has two opposing long sides and two opposing short sides when viewed from the direction of the light emitted by the light-emitting portion. The plurality of light source packages are arranged long side to long side in the direction along the width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Norihiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180063488
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a memory and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry configured to acquire a deterioration degree of a structure calculated based on an image including the structure captured by an imaging device. The processing circuitry configured to acquire a measurement time, which is a date and time when the image being a basis of calculation of the deterioration degree has been captured. The processing circuitry configured to calculate necessity of additional measurement of the deterioration degree based on a plurality of the deterioration degrees measured at the measurement times different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masahiro SEKINE, Ryo NAKASHIMA, Tomohiro NAKAI, Kaoru SUGITA, Norihiro NAKAMURA, Takaaki KURATATE, Manabu NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 9904004
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of light source packages each having a light-emitting portion for emitting light, a light guide plate which light emitted from the light source packages enters through the incidence surface, having a height and a width, and from which the light exits through the exit surface, and a liquid crystal display panel for controlling, for each pixel, the orientation of a liquid crystal material to control the transmission of the light exiting through the exit surface. Each light source package has two opposing long sides and two opposing short sides when viewed from the direction of the light emitted by the light-emitting portion. The plurality of light source packages are arranged long side to long side in the direction along the width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Norihiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20180046195
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a degradation status acquirer and a calculator. The degradation status acquirer is configured to acquire degradation status information of a road surface from an external device or a storage. The calculator is configured to calculate an evaluation value indicative of difficulty with traveling of a mobile body depending on the degradation status information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Norihiro NAKAMURA, Ryo NAKASHIMA, Manabu NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 9710899
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an acquisitor and a processor. The acquisitor acquires information including a first image of an object and a first relationship. The first image includes first and second image areas. The first image area corresponds to a first position of a first part of the object and has a first pixel value. The second image area corresponds to a second position of a second part of the object and has a second pixel value. The processor performs generating a first generated image including a third and a fourth image areas corresponding to the first and the second positions, determining a third pixel value of the third image area and a fourth pixel value of the fourth image area, and calculating a first distance corresponding to a length of the third image area and a second distance corresponding to a length of the fourth image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akihito Seki, Takaaki Kuratate, Norihiro Nakamura, Masaki Yamazaki, Ryo Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20170068036
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of light source packages each having a light-emitting portion for emitting light, a light guide plate which light emitted from the light source packages enters through the incidence surface, having a height and a width, and from which the light exits through the exit surface, and a liquid crystal display panel for controlling, for each pixel, the orientation of a liquid crystal material to control the transmission of the light exiting through the exit surface. Each light source package has two opposing long sides and two opposing short sides when viewed from the direction of the light emitted by the light-emitting portion. The plurality of light source packages are arranged long side to long side in the direction along the width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventor: Norihiro NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9529142
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of light source packages each having a light-emitting portion for emitting light, a light guide plate which light emitted from the light source packages enters through the incidence surface, having a height and a width, and from which the light exits through the exit surface, and a liquid crystal display panel for controlling, for each pixel, the orientation of a liquid crystal material to control the transmission of the light exiting through the exit surface. Each light source package has two opposing long sides and two opposing short sides when viewed from the direction of the light emitted by the light-emitting portion. The plurality of light source packages are arranged long side to long side in the direction along the width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Norihiro Nakamura