Patents by Inventor Norio Nakamura

Norio 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: 10649281
    Abstract: A light-modulating cell includes: a pair of polarizing plates (a first polarizing plate and a second polarizing plate); a pair of electrodes (a first transparent electrode and a second transparent electrode) arranged between the pair of polarizing plates (the first polarizing plate and the second polarizing plate); and a pair of alignment films (a first alignment film and a second alignment film) arranged between the pair of electrodes (the first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode). A plurality of spacers, which support at least any one of the pair of alignment films and are in two-dimensional contact with at least any one of the pair of alignment films, is provided. At least some of the plurality of spacers have an inconstant distance to another spacer positioned at a closest distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Tomoya Kawashima, Kumiko Kambara, Norio Ishii
  • Publication number: 20200089043
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel of an electro-optical device includes a first quartz substrate, a second quartz substrate facing the first quartz substrate, a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first quartz substrate and the second substrate, a first sapphire substrate bonded to the first quartz substrate, and a second sapphire substrate bonded to the second quartz substrate. Each thickness of the first sapphire substrate and the second sapphire substrate is at least two times a thickness of the first quartz substrate or the second quartz substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru MORIWAKI, Norio NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10586770
    Abstract: An optical module includes: a substrate including a through hole, a first chip including a first heating member and disposed in the through hole, a second chip including a second heating member and bonded to a first upper surface of the substrate and a second upper surface of the first chip via bumps, and a first heat sink adhered to a lower surface of the substrate with a first adhesive and adhered to a lower surface of the first chip with a second adhesive, wherein the substrate includes a slit which is provided on a side of a first portion, to which the second chip is bonded, of the substrate with respect to the through hole, and communicates with the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayoshi Matsumura, Naoaki Nakamura, Norio Kainuma, Takashi Kubota, Kenji Fukuzono, Takumi Masuyama, Yuki Hoshino, Hidehiko Kira
  • Publication number: 20200066117
    Abstract: A tactile force information presenting system includes: a tactile force presenting device that generates the stimulus; a drive device that drives the tactile force presenting device; and a tactile force non-presenting device that does not generate said stimulus to an operator, and the tactile force presenting device presents the tactile force to the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Natsuo Koda, Yosuke Iizuka
  • Publication number: 20200012349
    Abstract: A haptic information presentation system uses a human sensory characteristic or illusion to suitably control a physical quantity, and causes a person to feel a force which cannot exist physically, or a haptic sensory physical characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Yukio Fukui, Masataka Sakai, Natsuo Koda, Koji Osaki
  • Publication number: 20200004088
    Abstract: A light control member exhibits strong adhesion between an alignment layer and a bead spacer and includes: a first and second laminate with a substrate and an alignment layer, and which is arranged so that the alignment layer thereof faces the alignment layer of the first laminate; a liquid crystal layer between the first laminate and the second laminate, and the alignment is controlled by driving electrodes on at least one of the first laminate and the second laminate; and a plurality of bead spacers which are arranged within the liquid crystal layer. This light control member is also characterized in that: at least one of the alignment layer of the first laminate and the alignment layer of the second laminate has a plurality of projections that protrude toward the liquid crystal layer; and at least some of the bead spacers are held by the projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke NAKAMURA, Satoru NISHIMA, Norio ISHII
  • Publication number: 20190375011
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object by a continuous formation of a plurality of solidified layers through a light beam irradiation, the three-dimensional shaped object being provided with a hollow portion in an interior of the shaped object. The manufacturing method performs the formation of the solidified layer by irradiating a raw material with a light beam at the time of suppling the raw material, thereby allowing a sintering of the raw material or a melting and subsequent solidification of the raw material. In particular, a solidified foundation portion is provided as a part of the three-dimensional shaped object, the solidified foundation portion being used for a platform for a formation of a subsequent layer provided as the solidified layer. An orientation of the solidified foundation portion is changed prior to the formation of the subsequent solidified layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akifumi NAKAMURA, Norio YOSHIDA, Noriyasu NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190344348
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object by alternate repetition of a powder-layer forming and a solidified-layer forming, the repetition including: (i) forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by forming a new powder layer on the formed solidified layer, and irradiating a predetermined portion of the newly formed powder layer with the light beam. A main beam and a sub beam are used as the light beam. The predetermined portion is irradiated with the sub beam prior to an irradiation of the predetermined portion with the main beam, the main beam having an irradiation energy density that melts the predetermined portion of the powder layer and the solidified layer located below the predetermined portion, the sub beam having an irradiation energy density that melts only the predetermined portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akifumi NAKAMURA, Norio YOSHIDA, Noriyasu NAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10444450
    Abstract: An optical module includes a substrate, a silicon photonics chip disposed in an opening of the substrate, a control chip disposed across the substrate and the silicon photonics chip, a plurality of laser diodes disposed over the silicon photonics chip, and a metallic bar in contact with each of terminals of the plurality of laser diodes and electrically coupling each of the terminals with the silicon photonics chip or the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayoshi Matsumura, Naoaki Nakamura, Kenji Fukuzono, Norio Kainuma, Takashi Kubota, Takumi Masuyama, Yuki Hoshino, Hidehiko Kira
  • Publication number: 20190287460
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display apparatus having a display device including a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels including: a drive transistor; and a light emitting element coupled to the drive transistor and to a reference potential, wherein a current from the drive transistor to the light emitting element is determined based on a voltage between a gate and a source of the drive transistor, and the display device is configured to divide a one-frame period during which a frame image is being displayed into certain unit time segments each having a same time period and each including one or more light emission time slots during each of which the pixel is emitting light and one or more no-light emission time slots during each of which the pixel is not emitting light, and then configured to switch light emission of the pixel on and off in a manner such that a light quantity in the one or more light emission time slots per each of the unit time segment is equalized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro KUBOTA, Norio NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10418470
    Abstract: A semiconductor device according to an embodiment includes a first diode portion including a first trench extending in a first direction, and a first trench electrode; a second diode portion adjacent to the first diode portion in the first direction and includes a second trench extending in the first direction, and a second trench electrode and of which the width in the first direction is greater than the width of the first diode portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and a first IGBT portion adjacent to the first diode portion in the second direction and is adjacent to the second diode portion in the first direction and includes a third trench extending in the first direction, and a first gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Ryohei Gejo, Kazutoshi Nakamura, Norio Yasuhara, Tomohiro Tamaki
  • Patent number: 10416767
    Abstract: A haptic information presentation system uses a human sensory characteristic or illusion to suitably control a physical quantity, and causes a person to feel a force which cannot exist physically, or a haptic sensory physical characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Miraisens, Inc.
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Yukio Fukui, Masataka Sakai, Natsuo Koda, Koji Osaki
  • Patent number: 10417965
    Abstract: An organic EL display device includes a transistor for controlling whether to shut off supply of a current to an organic EL element or not, a pulse signal generation circuit which generates a pulse signal to be inputted to the transistor and a storage unit. The storage unit stores the information in such a way that one frame period includes, in order, a first light emission period which is a period preceding a pulse, a black display period which is a period equivalent to a width of the pulse, and a second light emission period which is longer than the first light emission period, and that an area expressed by a product of a length of and a luminance in a light emission period is greater for the second light emission period than for the first light emission period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190237015
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel in which pixel units are arranged, and a controller configured to generate image signals by multiplying display data externally supplied to each line by a luminosity adjustment factor, to supply the generated image signals to the pixel units, to accumulate power consumption of each line, and to execute black insertion if the accumulated power consumption is determined to be greater than power consumption of one previous display frame by a predetermined value, wherein the luminosity adjustment factor is acquired by substituting the power consumption of one previous frame to a decreasing function, and a display pattern including a plurality of continuing black display lines is synchronized with supply of the image signals and is displayed moving the same direction of a screen scanning direction of the display panel during the black insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki IMAI, Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190217386
    Abstract: In order to provide a manufacturing method for a three-dimensional shaped object which is capable of obtaining a higher accurate three-dimensional shaped object, there is provided that a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object by alternate repetition of a powder-layer forming and a solidified-layer forming, the repetition comprising: (i) forming a solidified layer by irradiating a predetermined portion of a powder layer with a light beam, thereby allowing a sintering of the powder in the predetermined portion or a melting and subsequent solidification of the powder; and (ii) forming another solidified layer by forming a new powder layer on the formed solidified layer, followed by irradiation of a predetermined portion of the newly formed powder layer with the light beam, further comprising performing a monitoring for an appearance property of an irradiated spot upon a formation of the solidified layer, the irradiated spot being irradiated with the light beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori MORIMOTO, Satoshi ABE, Akifumi NAKAMURA, Norio YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10354593
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display device including pixels each including a light emitting element; a voltage generator configured to generate a plurality of different voltages; a switching device configured to be capable of switching the voltages in a manner such that any one of the voltages is applied to each of the pixels; and a controller configured to control operation of the switching device. The controller is configured to cause, at least once during a period for displaying an image corresponding to one frame, the switching device to operate in a manner such that voltages applied to the pixel are switched from a lower to a higher voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yuta Murakami, Masahiro Kubota, Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190179296
    Abstract: A time-series data processing device (10) includes: a protruding data extracting unit (2) for extracting, from time-series data (1) which is a sequence of values obtained from sequential observation with the elapse of time, protruding data including an ascending leg a value of which continuously rises with respect to time and a descending leg a value of which continuously drops with respect to time; an occurrence pattern defining unit (3) for defining an occurrence pattern of protruding data in the time-series data (1); and an occurrence pattern detecting unit (4) for detecting, as a segment (5), one or more pieces of protruding data matching the occurrence pattern defined by the occurrence pattern defining unit (3), from among a set of pieces of protruding data extracted by the protruding data extracting unit (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto IMAMURA, Takaaki NAKAMURA, Norio HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20190177336
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a compound inhibiting the binding between ALS-related mutant SOD1 and Derlin-1, a medicament comprising the compound, and a method for treating ALS by administering the medicament to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Hidenori Ichijo, Kengo Homma, Naomi Tsuburaya, Tetsuo Nagano, Takayoshi Okabe, Hirotatsu Kojima, Manabu Shimonishi, Takao Fujisawa, Norio Shiibata, Tsunehiko Higuchi, Seiichi Nakamura, Hidehiko Nakagawa, Shin-Ichi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10304382
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel in which pixel units are arranged, and a controller configured to generate image signals by multiplying display data externally supplied to each line by a luminosity adjustment factor, to supply the generated image signals to the pixel units, to accumulate power consumption of each line, and to execute black insertion if the accumulated power consumption is determined to be greater than power consumption of one previous display frame by a predetermined value, wherein the luminosity adjustment factor is acquired by substituting the power consumption of one previous frame to a decreasing function, and a display pattern including a plurality of continuing black display lines is synchronized with supply of the image signals and is displayed moving the same direction of a screen scanning direction of the display panel during the black insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Imai, Norio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10304383
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display device including a plurality of pixels each including a light emitting element; and a controller configured to control light emission timing of each of the pixels. The controller is configured to divide a time period during which a frame image is being displayed into certain unit time segments, and then switch light emission of the pixel on and off in a manner such that a light quantity per each of the unit time segment is equalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kubota, Norio Nakamura