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: 8641195
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a projector configured to be capable of projecting light to thereby display an image on a rendering region formed on a display surface set around a guiding point to which a person should be guided and changing a position of the rendering region; a detecting unit that detects whether a person is present in a detection region set near the display surface and detects, when a person is present in the detection region, a moving state of the person; and a control unit that controls, on the basis of a detection result of the detecting unit, driving of the projector to guide the person present in the detection region to the guiding point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Wakabayashi, Norio Nakamura, Yasushi Mizoguchi
  • Publication number: 20130265254
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed in which in a conventional non-grounding man-machine interface having no reaction base on the human body and for giving the existence of a virtual object and the impact force of a collision to a person, a haptic sensation of a torque, a force and the like can be continuously presented in the same direction, which cannot be presented by only the physical characteristic of a haptic sensation presentation device. In a haptic presentation device, the rotation velocity of at least one rotator in the haptic presentation device is controlled by a control device, and a vibration, a force or a torque as the physical characteristic is controlled, so that the user is made to conceive various haptic information of the vibration, force, torque or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology
    Inventors: NORIO NAKAMURA, YUKIO FUKUI, MASATAKA SAKAI
  • Patent number: 8517539
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a light emitting unit that emits light; a light scanning unit having at least one actuator, wherein the actuator irradiating and scanning the light reflected on a light reflector onto an image forming plane by rotation of a movable plate; a drive pattern generating unit that generates a drive pattern of the light emitting unit, wherein the light emitting unit can emit the light with emission timing and emission time to suppress density of the pixels in each portion of the image to be formed on the image forming plane from becoming ununiformity; and a controlling unit that controls operation of the light emitting unit based on the drive pattern generated by the drive pattern generating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Wakabayashi, Norio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8371699
    Abstract: An image display device having a screen having a fluorescent region including a fluorescent material; a light irradiation system, including a first light source outputting excitation light exciting the fluorescent material; a second light source outputting visible light; a scanning unit scanning with a light beam output from each of the first light source and the second light source on the screen; and an excitation light wavelength band reflector reflecting light in a wavelength band of the excitation light toward the screen, and formed on an output side of a light beam from the light irradiation system with respect to the screen. The visible light output from the second light source is diffused by the screen, while the excitation light output from the first light source develops a color different from that of the visible light by being projected in the fluorescent region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8272751
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a light modulator having translucent windows; a light emitter having a light source; a light guide having a tubular reflecting surface guiding light source light to the light modulator; and a light separator having a light separation surface separating guided light into transmitted and reflected light. The tubular reflecting surface narrows from the light modulator toward the light emitter to guide the reflected light to the windows. Denoting a lateral cross-sectional area of an inside area of the tubular reflecting surface at a light source end as S1, a lateral cross-sectional area of the tubular reflecting surface at a light separation surface end as S2, and a maximum incident angle at which light from the light source reflected by the tubular reflecting surface is input to the light separation surface as ?, ?×?(S2/S1)?110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20120229776
    Abstract: An image display device having a screen having a fluorescent region including a fluorescent material; a light irradiation system, including a first light source outputting excitation light exciting the fluorescent material; a second light source outputting visible light; a scanning unit scanning with a light beam output from each of the first light source and the second light source on the screen; and an excitation light wavelength band reflector reflecting light in a wavelength band of the excitation light toward the screen, and formed on an output side of a light beam from the light irradiation system with respect to the screen. The visible light output from the second light source is diffused by the screen, while the excitation light output from the first light source develops a color different from that of the visible light by being projected in the fluorescent region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norio NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8201948
    Abstract: An image display device having a screen having a fluorescent region including a fluorescent material; a light irradiation system, including a first light source outputting excitation light exciting the fluorescent material; a second light source outputting visible light; a scanning unit scanning with a light beam output from each of the first light source and the second light source on the screen; and an excitation light wavelength band reflector reflecting light in a wavelength band of the excitation light toward the screen, and formed on an output side of a light beam from the light irradiation system with respect to the screen. The visible light output from the second light source is diffused by the screen, while the excitation light output from the first light source develops a color different from that of the visible light by being projected in the fluorescent region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Coporation
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8181774
    Abstract: There is provided a package of which package objective article is transferred to an up-and-down lift easily even if the package objective article is heavy. A package includes a base portion. The base portion includes a top face opening type of an outer box and a top face opening type of an inner box housed in the outer box. A beam is provided under the outer box. Four columns are arranged on four corners in the inner box. Two columns are arranged in the inner box. The base portion has a top board. The top board is supported by the columns, and is set in the inner box. A buffer member is set on the upper face of the top board. The buffer member acts as an article mounting portion. And, an upper face of the buffer member acts as an article mounting face. The article mounting face is positioned higher than a table face of an up-and-down lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tetsuya Takahashi, Makoto Fukuda, Hayato Kubo, Norio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8094356
    Abstract: A light scanning device includes a light source outputting a laser beam, a light deflecting unit having a light reflecting unit, the light deflecting unit being adapted to be rotatable about a predetermined axis and scanning an object with the laser beam reflected by the light reflecting unit, a drive controlling unit controlling a deflection angle variation in a vertical direction of the light deflecting unit per unit time so that an interval between scanning lines in the vertical direction by the light deflecting unit is constant, and a driving unit rotationally driving the light deflecting unit in accordance with an rotational angle determined by the driving controlling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sieko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Mizoguchi, Norio Nakamura, Hirokazu Yamaga
  • Publication number: 20110317132
    Abstract: An image display device having a screen having a fluorescent region including a fluorescent material; a light irradiation system, including a first light source outputting excitation light exciting the fluorescent material; a second light source outputting visible light; a scanning unit scanning with a light beam output from each of the first light source and the second light source on the screen; and an excitation light wavelength band reflector reflecting light in a wavelength band of the excitation light toward the screen, and formed on an output side of a light beam from the light irradiation system with respect to the screen. The visible light output from the second light source is diffused by the screen, while the excitation light output from the first light source develops a color different from that of the visible light by being projected in the fluorescent region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norio NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8033667
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a screen having a fluorescent region including a fluorescent material; a light irradiation system, including: a first light source outputting excitation light exciting the fluorescent material; a second light source outputting visible light; a driving unit individually operating the first light source and the second light source corresponding to image information; and a scanning unit scanning with a light beam output from each of the first light source and the second light source in a main scanning direction and a sub-scanning direction intersecting with the main scanning direction on the screen; and an excitation light wavelength band reflector having a function to reflect light in a wavelength band of the excitation light toward the screen, and formed on an output side of a light beam from the light irradiation system with respect to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20110205611
    Abstract: A light scanning device includes a light source outputting a laser beam, a light deflecting unit having a light reflecting unit, the light deflecting unit being adapted to be rotatable about a predetermined axis and scanning an object with the laser beam reflected by the light reflecting unit, a drive controlling unit controlling a deflection angle variation in a vertical direction of the light deflecting unit per unit time so that an interval between scanning lines in the vertical direction by the light deflecting unit is constant, and a driving unit rotationally driving the light deflecting unit in accordance with an rotational angle determined by the driving controlling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi MIZOGUCHI, Norio NAKAMURA, Hirokazu YAMAGA
  • Publication number: 20110205497
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a projector configured to be capable of projecting light to thereby display an image on a rendering region formed on a display surface set around a guiding point to which a person should be guided and changing a position of the rendering region; a detecting unit that detects whether a person is present in a detection region set near the display surface and detects, when a person is present in the detection region, a moving state of the person; and a control unit that controls, on the basis of a detection result of the detecting unit, driving of the projector to guide the person present in the detection region to the guiding point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi WAKABAYASHI, Norio NAKAMURA, Yasushi MIZOGUCHI
  • Patent number: 7985486
    Abstract: A coating composition for a metal is provided. The coating composition comprises a coating composition for a metal comprising a synthetic resin solid content (A); a filler (B); and a mixture of (C-1) acetylene glycol represented by the following general formula (1): and/or an ethoxylated derivative of the acetylene glycol represented by the following general formula (2): and (C-2) at least one member selected from polyoxy(ethylene-propylene) block polymer represented by the following formula (3): HO(C2H4O)w(C3H6O)x(C2H4O)y(C3H6O)zH??(3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Mizusaki, Norio Nakamura, Shuichiro Shinohara
  • Patent number: 7961368
    Abstract: A light scanning device includes a light source outputting a laser beam, a light deflecting unit having a light reflecting unit, the light deflecting unit being adapted to be rotatable about a predetermined axis and scanning an object with the laser beam reflected by the light reflecting unit, a drive controlling unit controlling a deflection angle variation in a vertical direction of the light deflecting unit per unit time so that an interval between scanning lines in the vertical direction by the light deflecting unit is constant, and a driving unit rotationally driving the light deflecting unit in accordance with an rotational angle determined by the driving controlling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Mizoguchi, Norio Nakamura, Hirokazu Yamaga
  • Patent number: 7959302
    Abstract: The invention has an object of providing a display device, which can freely change a display position or a display area, and can display a high grade image, and a game machine, such as a slot machine etc., which includes the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Toshiyuki Hosaka, Toru Kurihara
  • Patent number: 7923074
    Abstract: A method for preparing a vehicle interior material comprises the steps of feeding 100 parts by weight of phosphorus and nitrogen-containing non-halogen flame retardant particles and 0.1 to 20 parts by weight of hydrophobic inorganic oxide fine particles having hydrophobic groups and having an average particle size of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Harukazu Okuda, Ichiro Tanii, Norio Nakamura, Kazuyuki Matsumura, Akira Yamamoto, Toshiaki Ihara
  • Publication number: 20110050404
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed in which in a conventional non-grounding man-machine interface having no reaction base on the human body and for giving the existence of a virtual object and the impact force of a collision to a person, a haptic sensation of a torque, a force and the like can be continuously presented in the same direction, which can not be presented by only the physical characteristic of a haptic sensation presentation device. In a haptic presentation device, the rotation velocity of at least one rotator in the haptic presentation device is controlled by a control device, and a vibration, a force or a torque as the physical characteristic is controlled, so that the user is made to conceive various haptic information of the vibration, force, torque or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Yukio Fukui, Masataka Sakai
  • Patent number: 7872064
    Abstract: A protective coating is provided. This protective coating comprises a synthetic resin solid content (A); and a mixture of (B-1) acetylene glycol represented by the following general formula (1): and/or an ethoxylated derivative of the acetylene glycol represented by the following general formula (2): (B-2) at least one member selected from polyoxy(ethylene-propylene) block polymers represented by the following formula (3): O(C2H4O)w(C3H6O)x(C2H4O)y(C3H6O)zH??(3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Mizusaki, Norio Nakamura, Shuichiro Shinohara
  • Patent number: 7850877
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising 100 pbw as solids of a synthetic resin emulsion and 1-300 pbw of a non-halogen flame retardant in which phosphorus and nitrogen-containing non-halogen flame retardant particles are surface coated with a functional group-containing organosilicon resin is applicable to vehicle interior materials such as car seats, floor mats and ceiling members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignees: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takahata, Norio Nakamura, Yuji Gama, Harukazu Okuda