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).

  • Publication number: 20080063892
    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: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Mizusaki, Norio Nakamura, Shuichiro Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20080064816
    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: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Mizusaki, Norio Nakamura, Shuichiro Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20070285585
    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: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Toshiyuki Hosaka, Toru Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20070255549
    Abstract: There is provided a method for transforming numeric information into a character string which is generated by a combination of characters and symbols, whereby a character string can be generated which does not make up a combination of character strings which violates the public order and morals, including a storage unit for storing inhibited terms, a table creating unit for creating an inhibited term exclusion table based on the inhibited terms stored in the storage unit and a character string generating unit for generating a character string which excludes the inhibited terms based on the table created by the table creating unit, wherein a character string is generated which contains no such inhibited terms when transforming numeric information into a character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: GLOBAL VALUE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20070223244
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source that emits light-source light, a light recovery member that is disposed close to the light source in the vicinity of a lateral side of the light source, and has a light receiving surface inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to an optical axis extending from the light source to the front to face the optical axis or the vicinity of the optical axis, and a rod integrator that uniformizes light-source light from the light source and light-source light reflected by the light recovery member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kurihara, Norio Nakamura, Makoto Furusawa, Hiroki Sakai
  • Patent number: 7269741
    Abstract: A recording apparatus is provided for an SD memory card that has a plurality of EPUBxxx.KEY files recorded thereon, each file having a plurality of Key&Rule Entry areas, and an SD_EPUB.MMG file being read from the recording medium prior to the writing of data. A bitmap in SD_EPUB.MMG shows for each EPUBxxx.KEY file whether the EPUBxxx.KEY file has at least one Key&Rule Entry area not in use, or whether all the Key&Rule Entry areas are in use. Based on the bitmap in the read SD_EPUB.MMG file, the recording apparatus opens EPUB#u.KEY having an unused Key&Rule Entry area and writes data into the unused Key&Rule Entry area in the file. If all the Key&Rule Entry areas in EPUB#u.KEY become in use as a result of the writing of the data, the recording apparatus updates the bitmap in SD_EPUB.MMG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Matsui, Naohiko Noguchi, Mitsuhiro Sato, Takashi Shimojima, Kiichi Hasegawa, Norio Nakamura, Kazuya Fujimura
  • Publication number: 20070135551
    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 P and N-containing non-halogen flame retardant particles are surface coated with hydrophobic inorganic oxide fine particles is applicable to vehicle interior materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Harukazu Okuda, Ichiro Tanii, Norio Nakamura, Kazuyuki Matsumura, Akira Yamamoto, Toshiaki Ihara
  • Publication number: 20070126667
    Abstract: An EL display apparatus in which pixels having EL elements are formed in a matrix, has a constant current circuit which generates a predetermined constant current; and a gradation voltage circuit which generates a gradation voltage; wherein the constant current generated by the constant current circuit is supplied to the pixels via a source signal line; and the gradation voltage generated by the gradation voltage circuit is supplied to the pixels via the source signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio NAKAMURA, Hiroshi Takahara
  • Patent number: 7212196
    Abstract: A display device includes color display pixels, a driving circuit, and signal lines X1, X2 and X3. The driving circuit is provided with a reference gray scale signal circuit, a digital-to-analog conversion circuit and a signal supply circuit. The signal supply circuits provides signal lines X1, X2 and X3 with analog signals as video signals when reference gray scale signals are outputted in accordance with color characteristics of the pixels. The signal supply circuit also provides signal lines X1, X2 and X3 with preliminary analog video signals converted in response to the reference gray scale signals corresponding to color characteristics of other pixels when video signals are supplied to other signal lines during each horizontal scanning period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Hiroyuki Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20070091033
    Abstract: Appropriate image quality is maintained when a display device is powered on or when a signal is applied. After a power supply is stabilized, a pixel select gate driver section scans all pixel circuits. A final illumination on/off driver outputs illumination on/off gate signals. In this case, a start pulse for an illumination on/off shift register is started when or after an output enable signal for an illumination on/off gate signal output control circuit is output. This prevents the illumination on/off gate signals, serving as scan signals, from being improperly supplied to the pixel circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20070091063
    Abstract: A system and a method are realized 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 112, the rotation velocity of at least one rotator in the haptic presentation device 112 is controlled by a control device 111, and a vibration, a force or a torque as the physical characteristic is controlled, so that the user 110 is made to conceive various haptic information of the vibration, force, torque or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Yukio Fukui, Masataka Sakai
  • Publication number: 20070075940
    Abstract: An active matrix organic EL display includes pixels each including a pixel circuit and an organic EL element connected in series between first and second power supply terminals in this order, a temperature sensor sensing a temperature or temperature change of the organic EL element, and a power supply circuit applying a voltage between the first and second power supply terminals. The display changes a potential of the second power supply terminal such that an absolute value of the voltage between the first and second power supply terminals is decreased when the temperature sensor senses a temperature rise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventor: Norio NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 7193592
    Abstract: A display device includes self-luminous elements arrayed to form a display screen, and a driving circuit which causes drive currents to flow in the self-luminous elements according to pixel signals. Particularly, the driving circuit is configured to restrict the drive currents flowing in the self-luminous elements upon increase in the total sum of the drive currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20060221016
    Abstract: A display includes a video signal line, a current source which outputs a video signal, a voltage source which outputs a reset signal, and pixels each of which includes a drive circuit and a display element. The display executes a reset operation during a blanking period. The reset operation includes connecting the voltage source to the video signal line to write the reset signal on the video signal line while disconnecting the current source from the video signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventor: Norio NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 7091937
    Abstract: A display device includes signal lines, scanning lines, pixel switches, display pixels, and a signal line driving circuit which supplies analog video signals to the signal lines. Each of the display pixels comprises one of three types of luminescent element, the three types of luminescent element being arrayed in a scanning line direction. The driving circuit includes a conversion circuit which is arranged to divide the signal lines into signal line blocks each having a predetermined number of signal lines, converts an external digital signal for each signal line block by means of a digital-to-analog converter into an analog signal based on gradation reference voltage groups corresponding to the type, and serially outputs the analog signal as the analog video signal, and a signal line selection circuit which sequentially distributes the analog video signal to related signal lines of the signal line block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20060171385
    Abstract: Store-and-forward relay equipment in which received data are temporarily stored in a buffer and then transmitted is provided. In the equipment, protection is performed with the limitation of the data part, which is not an object for substitution operation inside the equipment and has an unchanged content. As to the frame received, the part on which no operation is performed inside the equipment is determined, and the CRC for the part concerned is calculated. The obtained CRC is added to a CRC for inside the equipment in the frame. A data error produced inside the equipment is detected for the part on which no operation is performed. A data error produced in the header part of the substitution object in the equipment is not protected by the above CRC for inside the equipment. However, the header part is inspected through the protocol processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Mikio Itou, Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20060113905
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a self-luminous display element on a substrate and having one major surface as a display surface, a driving circuit board that is connected to the display panel via a flexible board, is disposed on a non-display-surface-side of the display panel, and supplies a driving signal to the display panel, and a heat resistance layer that is disposed between the display panel and the driving circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20060089491
    Abstract: Abstract of the Disclosure This invention provides a novel polypeptide useful in the field of medicines, a novel DNA which encodes the novel polypeptide, a recombinant DNA molecule which contains the novel DNA, a transformant transformed with the novel DNA or the recombinant DNA molecule, a process for the purification of the novel polypeptide, a process for the production of the novel polypeptide, an antibody which recognize the novel polypeptide, an oligonucleotide complementary to the novel DNA and a novel screening method. Particularly this invention provides a novel polypeptide which is Fas ligand or a fragment thereof. This novel polypeptide can be used as an effective ingredient of a medicament for regulating the apoptosis in a living body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Applicants: Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka Bioscience Institute
    Inventors: Shigekazu NAGATA, Takashi SUDA, Tomohiro TAKAHASHI, Norio NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 7002563
    Abstract: A driving method is used for a flat-panel display device which includes a plurality of signal lines, a plurality of gate lines substantially perpendicular to the signal lines, a plurality of switching elements provided near intersections of the signal lines and the gate lines, a plurality of pixel electrodes connected via the switching elements, and a counter electrode opposed to the pixel electrodes, and in which a display signal is sequentially supplied to the signal lines and a potential of the counter electrode is inverted with respect to a reference potential for every predetermined number of horizontal and vertical scanning periods or vertical scanning periods so as to perform a display operation. The driving method comprises fixing all the signal lines to a predetermined potential and inverting the potential of the counter electrode during a horizontal or vertical blanking period subsequent to a horizontal or vertical display period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20060014935
    Abstract: This invention provides a novel polypeptide useful in the field of medicines, a novel DNA which encodes the novel polypeptide, a recombinant DNA molecule which contains the novel DNA, a transformant transformed with the novel DNA or the recombinant DNA molecule, a process for the purification of the novel polypeptide, a process for the production of the novel polypeptide, an antibody which recognize the novel polypeptide, an oligonucleotide complementary to the novel DNA and a novel screening method. Particularly this invention provides a novel polypeptide which is Fas ligand or a fragment thereof. This novel polypeptide can be used as an effective ingredient of a medicament for regulating the apoptosis in a living body. This novel polypeptide is obtained by identifying a DNA fragment which encodes the novel polpeptide, transforming a desired host with a recombinant DNA molecule which contains the DNA fragment and purifying the novel polypeptide produced by the resulting transformant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Shigekazu Nagata, Takashi Suda, Tomohiro Takahashi, Norio Nakamura