Patents by Inventor Nozomu Inoue

Nozomu Inoue 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: 20200200441
    Abstract: An air conditioner including a refrigerant circuit including a compressor, an outdoor heat exchanger, an outdoor expansion valve, an indoor expansion valve, and an indoor heat exchanger. The refrigerant circuit including an auxiliary heat exchanger provided on a refrigerant pipe between the outdoor heat exchanger and the indoor expansion valve and connected in series with the outdoor expansion valve, and a rectifier configured to allow a refrigerant flowing from the outdoor heat exchanger toward the indoor expansion valve in a cooling operation or a refrigerant flowing from the indoor expansion valve toward the outdoor heat exchanger in a heating operation to sequentially flow through the auxiliary heat exchanger and the outdoor expansion valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Shinichiro NAGAMATSU, Tetsuya OGASAWARA, Nozomu INOUE, Hisashi TAKEICHI
  • Publication number: 20190145636
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a blower blowing air and an outdoor unit of air conditioner having the same. The blower includes a fan, a motor driving the fan, and a motor support member disposed on a flow path, through which air generated by a rotation of the fan flows, to support the motor. The motor support member includes a cross-sectional shape including a maximum width portion having a maximum width in a direction perpendicular to the airflow direction, an upstream portion having a width being increased from the upstream side to the downstream side, and a downstream portion having a width being reduced from the upstream side to the downstream side. A downstream end located downstream of the downstream portion has a width in a direction perpendicular to the airflow direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Nozomu Inoue
  • Patent number: 9869856
    Abstract: An illumination device including a light source device, a rotary diffusion plate, which includes a first surface, a second surface, a diffusion section disposed on the first surface, and a detection section disposed on at least one of the first surface and the second surface, and to which light from the light source device is input, a light collecting optical system to which light from the diffusion section is input, a detector adapted to detect light from the detection section, and a control device adapted to control the light source device in accordance with a signal output from the detector. The detection section is disposed at a position different from a position where the light from the light source device enters the diffusion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nozomu Inoue, Akira Miyamae, Shigehiro Yanase, Hiroyuki Shindo
  • Patent number: 9851131
    Abstract: A compressor and an air conditioner having the compressor, and a protective cover of a connecting terminal of the compressor is installed while spaced apart from a barrier of the connecting terminal. The protective cover is additionally provided with a noise preventing member. Vibration generated from the compressor is delivered to the protective cover via the barrier, but as the protective cover is provided to be spaced apart from the barrier, the vibration is delivered to the barrier through the noise preventing member. Thus, regardless of the state of vibration of the compressor, noise being generated by the protective cover is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nozomu Inoue
  • Patent number: 9743879
    Abstract: A method of a measuring kinematic parameter in a subject is provided. The method includes obtaining a first magnetic resonance (MR) image set of a bone marrow segment of the subject in a first position and obtaining a second MR image set of the bone marrow segment of the subject in a second position where the second position different from the first position. The method further includes registering the first image set with the second image set and measuring a kinematic parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Rush University Medical Center
    Inventors: Nozomu Inoue, Alejandro A. Espinoza Orias
  • Publication number: 20160170199
    Abstract: An illumination device including a light source device, a rotary diffusion plate, which includes a first surface, a second surface, a diffusion section disposed on the first surface, and a detection section disposed on at least one of the first surface and the second surface, and to which light from the light source device is input, a light collecting optical system to which light from the diffusion section is input, a detector adapted to detect light from the detection section, and a control device adapted to control the light source device in accordance with a signal output from the detector. The detection section is disposed at a position different from a position where the light from the light source device enters the diffusion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nozomu INOUE, Akira MIYAMAE, Shigehiro YANASE, Hiroyuki SHINDO
  • Publication number: 20160093093
    Abstract: A method of a measuring kinematic parameter in a subject is provided. The method includes obtaining a first magnetic resonance (MR) image set of a bone marrow segment of the subject in a first position and obtaining a second MR image set of the bone marrow segment of the subject in a second position where the second position different from the first position. The method further includes registering the first image set with the second image set and measuring a kinematic parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Rush University Medical Center
    Inventors: Nozomu Inoue, Alejandro A. Espinoza Orias
  • Publication number: 20150132164
    Abstract: A compressor and an air conditioner having the compressor, and a protective cover of a connecting terminal of the compressor is installed while spaced apart from a barrier of the connecting terminal. The protective cover is additionally provided with a noise preventing member. Vibration generated from the compressor is delivered to the protective cover via the barrier, but as the protective cover is provided to be spaced apart from the barrier, the vibration is delivered to the barrier through the noise preventing member. Thus, regardless of the state of vibration of the compressor, noise being generated by the protective cover is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nozomu INOUE
  • Patent number: 8654169
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: an exposure head that includes a light emitting element and a light emission controller that causes the light emitting element to emit light on the basis of a control signal; a photoreceptor that is exposed to the light emitted by the light emitting element included in the exposure head so that a latent image is formed on the photoreceptor; a correcting section that corrects the control signal on the basis of the spectral sensitivity of the photoreceptor to a spectral distribution of the light emitting element; and a developing section that develops the latent image formed on the photoreceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Arai, Nozomu Inoue
  • Patent number: 8355185
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exposure head including a light emitting element array including light emitting elements disposed in a first direction, a light blocking member including an aperture stop through which lights emitted from the light emitting elements pass, and an image forming optical system that makes an image by using the lights having passed through the light blocking member. An absolute value of a magnification in the first direction of the image forming optical system is equal to or more than 0.7 times and is equal to or less than 0.8 times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Sowa, Ken Ikuma, Ryuta Koizumi, Nozomu Inoue
  • Patent number: 8310514
    Abstract: A control method of a line head including a first image forming system; a first light emission element which emits light for forming an image by an image forming lens of the first image forming system; a second image forming system disposed in a first direction of the first image forming system; and a second light emission element which emits light for forming an image by an image forming lens of the second image forming system is disclosed. The method includes, when the first light emission element emits light at a time t0 and then emits light after a time t1 from the time t0, and also when the second light emission element emits light after a time t2 from the time t0, controlling the time t1 and the time t2 such that t2?n·t1 (n: 2 or larger integer) holds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamaguchi, Nozomu Inoue
  • Patent number: 8300076
    Abstract: A line head, includes: a substrate which is provided with a plurality of luminous element groups which respectively include a plurality of luminous elements in a first direction which emit light beams; a lens array which includes a plurality of imaging lenses which are provided corresponding to the plurality of luminous element groups; and a light shielding member which is disposed between the substrate and the lens array and includes a plurality of light guiding holes which correspond to the plurality of luminous element groups, wherein the lens array is away from the light shielding member, an inner diameter of each of the plurality of light guiding holes in the first direction is a first light guiding hole diameter, and a bore diameter of each of the plurality of imaging lenses in the first direction is a first lens diameter, and the first light guiding hole diameter is smaller than the first lens diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yujiro Nomura, Nozomu Inoue, Ryuta Koizumi, Ken Ikuma
  • Patent number: 8264509
    Abstract: An exposure head includes a light emitting segment that emits light; an electrical load that is electrically connected to a circuit in which a current to be supplied to the light emitting segment flows; and a current supply controller that supplies a first current to the light emitting segment to cause the light emitting segment to emit light and supplies a second current to the electrical load during the time when the current supply controller blocks the supply of the first current to the light emitting segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomu Inoue, Yoshio Arai, Kiyoshi Tsujino
  • Patent number: 8194106
    Abstract: A line head includes multiple light emitting element groups each including multiple light emitting elements. In each light emitting element group, the multiple light emitting elements are disposed in a two-dimensional arrangement so that a distance Gx is greater than a distance Gy. The light emitting element groups are arranged so that pitches Px are greater than pitches Py.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yujiro Nomura, Nozomu Inoue, Ryuta Koizumi, Ken Ikuma
  • Patent number: 8184332
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image processing unit that has line heads that include a plurality of light sources disposed in a line shape in a main scanning direction, causes each light source to emit light onto image data to form pixels on an exposed surface, and performs image exposure, and creates two-dimensional image data to be printed on the basis of an image signal from the outside and an operation instruction. The image processing unit corrects the two-dimensional image data such that a density irregularity is corrected on the basis of light amount data and/or optical characteristic data for each of the pixels for the line heads, according to a correction value created on the basis of the light amount data and/or optical characteristic data for each of the pixels of the line heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomu Inoue, Kiyoshi Tsujino, Ken Ikuma
  • Patent number: 8179413
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: an exposure head having a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a first direction, a first imaging optical system adapted to image light emitted from the light emitting elements, and a second imaging optical system disposed in a second direction with respect to the first imaging optical system; a latent image carrier movable in the second direction; a detection section adapted to detect a moving time the latent image carrier takes to move from a first position to a second position in the second direction; and a control section adapted to control the time from emission of a first part of the light emitting elements adapted to emit light to be imaged by the first imaging optical system to emission of a second part of the light emitting elements adapted to emit light to be imaged by the second imaging optical system based on the detection result of the detection section, thereby aligning a latent image formed on the latent image carrier by the first imaging optical sy
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yujiro Nomura, Nozomu Inoue, Kiyoshi Tsujino, Ryuta Koizumi
  • Patent number: 8179415
    Abstract: An exposure head includes: a group of light emitting elements in which light emitting elements are arranged in a first direction; a light emitting element substrate in which the group of light emitting elements is arranged in the first direction and in a second direction orthogonal or substantially orthogonal to the first direction; and a driving substrate which drives the light emitting elements arranged on the light emitting element substrate, wherein the driving substrate controls a light emission intensity of a light emitting element that is near to an end side in the first direction of the group of the light emitting elements, among the light emitting elements constituting the group of the light emitting elements, so that the intensity is smaller than the light emission intensity of a light emitting element constituting the group of the light emitting elements different from the above light emitting element, and the light emission intensity becomes smaller towards the end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamaguchi, Nozomu Inoue
  • Patent number: 8174548
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, includes: a latent image carrier that moves in a first direction; an exposure head that includes a first imaging optical system, a second imaging optical system that is distanced from the first imaging optical system in the first direction, a light emitting element that emits a light to be imaged on the latent image carrier by the first imaging optical system and a light emitting element that emits a light to be imaged on the latent image carrier by the second imaging optical system; and a controller that is adapted to control a light quantity of the light emitting element that emits a light to be imaged on the latent image carrier by the first imaging optical system in accordance with an imaging characteristic of the first imaging optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Tsujino, Nozomu Inoue, Yujiro Nomura, Ken Ikuma
  • Patent number: 8085470
    Abstract: A line head, includes: a lens array that includes a first lens, a second lens and a light transmissive substrate on which the first lens and the second lens are arranged in a first direction; and a light emitting element substrate on which light emitting elements are arranged in the first direction, wherein the first lens is formed such that, in a cross section in the first direction including an optical axis of an imaging optical system comprised of the first lens, a curvature of the first lens at an outer peripheral portion has a sign opposite to that of a curvature of the first lens on the optical axis or has a smaller absolute value than the curvature of the first lens on the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Sowa, Nozomu Inoue, Yujiro Nomura
  • Patent number: 8077190
    Abstract: An exposure head, includes: imaging optical systems which are arranged in a first direction; light emitting elements which are arranged in a second direction orthogonal to or substantially orthogonal to the first direction and emit lights to be imaged by the imaging optical systems; a first wiring which is connected with the light emitting element located at a first side in the second direction; and a second wiring which is connected with the light emitting element located at a second side in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Nozomu Inoue, Yujiro Nomura