Osamu Nishida 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).
Abstract: An instrument panel image display apparatus for displaying an instrument panel image on an instrument panel mounted on a machine includes an image display section arranged to display, in accordance with image data encoding instrument images that provide a user with information about an inside and an outside of the machine, an instrument panel image containing the instrument images, and an image data changing section arranged to change a display state of an instrument image to another display state according to a state of the machine, from among a plurality of display states determined in advance according to the state of the machine. With this structure, an instrument panel image according to the user's own preferences and the state of the machine is created without undermining safety during operation.
Abstract: A DPF controller (21) generates, as image information, a layout identifier (MEN) that specifies the layout of an image to be displayed on a liquid crystal display device (11), and an element image identifier (SEN) that specifies the display mode of element images that are being subjected to layout. When an SEN is newly determined and the newly determined SEN is equal to a previously determined SEN, the newly determined SEN is not output to a drawing controller (22).
Abstract: An on-vehicle display control unit includes a CPU to which vehicle data of various kinds are inputted and a graphic LSI arranged to generate display data to be outputted to a display. The graphic LSI is arranged to generate predetermined display data from image data generated by a meter ECU. However, if there is a problem in a state of the meter ECU or an input status of 3D moving picture data, the graphic LSI receives a fail safe control from the CPU (4), thereby to generate fail safe display data corresponding to the predetermined display data. This realizes an on-vehicle display system capable of stably displaying important vehicle information.
Abstract: A DPF-ECU (1) includes a DPF controller (11) that generates a display identifier for displaying an information image in accordance with the situation of a mobile object on a liquid crystal display device (4) based on the state information acquired from the respective ECUs (3a) to (3d), a drawing controller (13) that generates a layout image showing a layout of the information image and an element image showing at least one of the state of each part of the mobile object based on the display identifier and causes the liquid crystal display device (4) to display the information image, and a write controller (17) that writes the display identifier in a log information storage part (18) as log information together with time information every time the displayed information image changes.
Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a layout switching device includes: a disregard list storage section for storing, for each of display layouts, a disregard list indicating a type of state information which can be disregarded even when the state information is changed; and a disregard list comparing section for judging, in a case where the state information is changed, whether or not a type of the changed state information is indicated in the disregard list by referring to a disregard list which corresponds to a current display layout and is stored in the disregard list storage section. Further, a layout decision section decides a layout after switching, based on the latest state information and a layout decision rule, only in a case where the disregard list comparing section judges that the type of the changed state information is not included in the disregard list.
Abstract: A diagnostic support device supports a diagnosis of a display state of a composite image displayed on a display device that is arranged to display a composite image obtained by combining a plurality of composite target images corresponding to pieces of information supplied from respective devices mounted on a vehicle, the plurality of composite target images being combined with reference to layout information, the diagnostic support device including a layout information obtaining section arranged to obtain the layout information, a layout information output section arranged to output to an image combining apparatus, the layout information, per composite target image, the image combining apparatus combining the plurality of composite target images, and the layout information being obtained by the layout information obtaining section.
Abstract: A steerable vehicle information display system is provided, in which images remain undisturbed even if a momentary power interruption occurs. The steerable vehicle information display system comprises: a DPF controller (21), which acquires status information (D1 to D4) from the ECUs of each section of a motor vehicle with a predetermined periodicity; a rendering controller (22), which generates component images representative of the status of each section of the motor vehicle based on the status information (D1 to D4) and generates a composite image of a motor vehicle dashboard by compositing the generated component images; and a nonvolatile memory (24), which stores the status information (D1 to D4) or intermediate information generated from the status information, with the information being at least the latest information.
Abstract: An audio apparatus includes: an audio device arranged to supply an audio signal to a speaker to play an audio; an external adapter connected to the audio device; and a mobile phone device detachably mounted to the external adapter, in which the audio device plays, via the external adapter, an audio signal from the mobile phone device, and the external adapter includes a control unit and in conjunction with mounting and detachment of the mobile phone device with respect to the external adapter, the control unit changes a state of the audio device.
Abstract: A socket for an integrated circuit which is used for attaching the integrated circuit to a socket mounted on a primary wiring board with an intermediate wiring board interposed therebetween, an adapter for an integrated circuit utilizing the integrated circuit socket, and an integrated circuit assembly utilizing the integrated circuit adapter. The integrated circuit socket includes: a housing to be directly fitted with the integrated circuit; a long insertion pin which is to be inserted through the intermediate wiring board and to be fitted in the socket of the primary wiring board; a short insertion pin which is to be inserted through the intermediate wiring board but not to reach the socket of the primary wiring board; and a surface-mount pin which is to be connected to a surface of the intermediate wiring board opposed to the housing; the long insertion pin, the short insertion pin and the surface-mount pin being implanted in the housing.
December 27, 1999
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January 23, 2001
Melco Inc, Japan Solderless Terminal Mfg. Co., LTD
Abstract: In a semantic feature dictionary, names of semantic features and character strings in a first language having the semantic features are stored in a mutually associated manner. In a bilingual database, information on various conversational sentence examples is stored. Information on each conversational sentence example includes a conversational sentence example in the first language, a translation in a second language of the conversational sentence example, and a string of semantic features contained in the conversational sentence example. An analyzer extracts semantic feature names from an input sentence, free entered through an input unit, by using the semantic feature dictionary. A semantic searcher selects from the bilingual database a conversational sentence example having the largest number of semantic feature names coincident with the extracted semantic feature names. A display unit displays the selected conversational sentence example along with its translation.
Abstract: Occurence of crevice corrosion on metal surfaces in crevices is prevented by providing an anti-crevice corrosion sealant which comprises a rubbery substrate containing 5-350% by weight of fine zinc powder, 20-100% by weight of magnesium oxide, and 20-200% by weight of electrostatically charged fine graphite powder, each on the basis of the rubbery substrate, in the crevices between parts of stainless steel articles or aluminum alloy articles.
Abstract: To prevent erosion-corrosion of capsules moving by means of a fluid through a pipe line, straight chain, macromolecular materials are deposited on the surfaces of capsules before introduction into the pipe line, a corrosion inhibitor is added to the fluid, and said corrosion inhibitor of higher concentration is deposited to the capsules before a temporary exposure to the atmosphere.
Abstract: A process for regulating the hardening speed of a self-hardening mold which comprises adding an alcohol as a hardening speed regulating agent when a mold is formed with molding sand prepared by adding a polyvinyl alcohol solution and a boron compound to refractory particles and then kneading the mixture. As the hardening speed regulating agent, polyhydric alcohol such as ethylene glycol, mannitol, sorbitol, glycerol, etc., and monohydric alcohols such as methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, etc., may be used.