Patents by Inventor Shigeo Nakamura

Shigeo 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: 11995294
    Abstract: An information processing method executed by an information terminal includes: executing a first obtainment process of obtaining identification information of each of a plurality of lighting fixtures installed in a space, in response to a first request transmitted to a first range in the space by radio wave communication; and executing a second obtainment process of obtaining identification information of part of the plurality of lighting fixtures, in response to a second request transmitted to a second range in the space by radio wave communication, the second range being narrower than the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeo Nakamura, Hajime Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20230280884
    Abstract: An information processing method executed by an information terminal includes: executing a first obtainment process of obtaining identification information of each of a plurality of lighting fixtures installed in a space, in response to a first request transmitted to a first range in the space by radio wave communication; and executing a second obtainment process of obtaining identification information of part of the plurality of lighting fixtures, in response to a second request transmitted to a second range in the space by radio wave communication, the second range being narrower than the first range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Shigeo NAKAMURA, Hajime OZAKI
  • Patent number: 11679677
    Abstract: A device control system includes a first input device and a gaze detector. The first input device allows a command to be entered with respect to a target device selected from one or more devices. The gaze detector detects a user's gaze direction. The gaze detector determines, based on the gaze direction detected by the gaze detector, one device, selected from the one or more devices, to be the target device. A gaze detector makes the target device change, based on the gaze direction detected by the gaze detector, the type of processing to be performed in accordance with the command entered through the first input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouji Ueda, Shigeo Nakamura, Kenji Matsui, Takehiko Yasuda, Yoshiteru Matsushita
  • Publication number: 20220418072
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a plurality of lighting fixtures and a terminal device—that controls the plurality of lighting fixtures, wherein: each of the plurality of lighting fixtures transmits, to the terminal device, identification information and acquired information; and the terminal device classifies the plurality of lighting fixtures—on the basis of the information acquired respectively by the plurality of lighting fixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro KISHIMOTO, Hajime OZAKI, Tatsumi SETOMOTO, Shigeo NAKAMURA, Sana YAGI
  • Publication number: 20210206269
    Abstract: A device control system includes a first input device and a gaze detector. The first input device allows a command to be entered with respect to a target device selected from one or more devices. The gaze detector detects a user's gaze direction. The gaze detector determines, based on the gaze direction detected by the gaze detector, one device, selected from the one or more devices, to be the target device. A gaze detector makes the target device change, based on the gaze direction detected by the gaze detector, the type of processing to be performed in accordance with the command entered through the first input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouji UEDA, Shigeo NAKAMURA, Kenji MATSUI, Takehiko YASUDA, Yoshiteru MATSUSHITA
  • Patent number: 10823788
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic sensor testing device capable of preventing performance of an electromagnet from greatly changing due to heat applied to a magnetic sensor. A magnetic sensor testing device includes electromagnets 50 and 60 that apply a magnetic field to a magnetic sensor, temperature regulators 30 and 40 that regulate a temperature of the magnetic sensor by locally applying heat to the magnetic sensor, and a controller that controls the electromagnets 50 and 60 and the temperature regulators 30 and 40, in which the controller tests the magnetic sensor in a state in which the magnetic field is applied to the magnetic sensor by the electromagnets 50 and 60 while the heat is applied to the magnetic sensor by the temperature regulators 30 and 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANTEST Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Endo, Aritomo Kikuchi, Shigeo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10827622
    Abstract: Wiring boards, including an embedded type wiring boards and flexible wiring boards, may be produce by: (1) preparing a wiring layer-attached base including a base and a wiring layer provided on at least one surface of the base, (2) laminating an adhesive sheet including (i) a thermosetting resin composition layer and (ii) a resin film layer on the wiring layer-attached base so that the wiring layer will be embedded in (i) the thermosetting resin composition layer and performing thermal curing to form an insulating layer, (3) forming via holes in the insulating layer, (4) forming a conductor layer, and (5) removing the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeo Nakamura, Chihiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10739978
    Abstract: A setting device includes: a communication circuit which communicates with a target lighting fixture in which a communication configuration is to be set up among lighting fixtures; a display which displays layout information of the lighting fixtures; a detector which detects a direction of movement of the setting device inside of a building, and an amount of the movement of the setting device; and a controller which causes the display to display, on the layout information, a position of the setting device derived based on the direction and the amount of the movement of the setting device. The controller determines whether the position of the setting device is within a predefined area, based on a location of the target lighting fixture, and sets up the communication configuration in the target lighting fixture via the communication circuit when the position of the setting device is within the predefined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeo Nakamura, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Kentaro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10560835
    Abstract: Luminaires in a lighting system have mutually different addresses. A setting device includes a communication unit that transmits an address request signal at a first transmission power level and a control unit that determines whether a total number of the addresses transmitted from one or more of the luminaires in response to receiving the address request signal is within a target range. The control unit instructs the communication unit to transmit the address request signal at a transmission power level different from the first transmission power level when the total number of the addresses is outside the target range, and executes pairing of the one or more of the luminaires that responded to the address request signal with a wireless controller when the total number of the addresses is within the target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Yamamoto, Tatsumi Setomoto, Tamotsu Ando, Kohji Hiramatsu, Hajime Ozaki, Kentaro Yamauchi, Shigeo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10512161
    Abstract: Resin sheets which includes a support and a resin composition layer in contact on the support, and which are characterized in that an extracted water conductivity A of a cured product of the resin composition layer when extracted at 120° C. for 20 hours is 50 ?S/cm or less and an extracted water conductivity B of the cured product of the resin composition layer when extracted at 160° C. for 20 hours is 200 ?S/cm or less, can provide a thin insulating layer having excellent insulating properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeo Nakamura, Shiro Tatsumi, Ikumi Sawa
  • Patent number: 10512145
    Abstract: A second communication unit of a wireless controller transmits a first signal to luminaires, the first signal instructing the luminaires to respond to a request from the wireless controller. A control unit (i) receives a response to the first signal sent from the luminaires, (ii) when there is a first group including a luminaire that has responded to the first signal, and a second group including at least one luminaire that has not responded to the first signal, assigns the luminaire in the first group as a relay luminaire, and (iii) transmit a second signal to the relay luminaire, the second signal instructing the relay luminaire to wirelessly communicate with the at least one luminaire in the second group via the second communication unit. The relay luminaire that has received the second signal wirelessly communicates with the at least one luminaire in the second group via a first communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Murakami, Shigeo Nakamura, Tomokazu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10468057
    Abstract: A magnetic storage device comprising a magnetic disk and a carriage arm rotatably movable relative to the magnetic disk. A suspension assembly of the magnetic storage device is coupled to the carriage arm and comprising a flexure. The magnetic storage device additionally comprises a slider comprising a read-write head. The flexure comprises a fixed portion co-movably fixed relative to the carriage arm and a hinge portion to which the slider is co-movably fixed. The hinge portion is swayable relative to the fixed portion. An actuator system of the magnetic storage device is coupled to the fixed portion of the flexure and the hinge portion of the flexure. The actuator system is operable to sway the hinge portion relative to the fixed portion. The magnetic storage device includes a repolarization enhancing feature adjacent the actuator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Irizo Naniwa, Tatsumi Tsuchiya, Shigeo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190335568
    Abstract: A second communication unit of a wireless controller transmits a first signal to luminaires, the first signal instructing the luminaires to respond to a request from the wireless controller. A control unit (i) receives a response to the first signal sent from the luminaires, (ii) when there is a first group including a luminaire that has responded to the first signal, and a second group including at least one luminaire that has not responded to the first signal, assigns the luminaire in the first group as a relay luminaire, and (iii) transmit a second signal to the relay luminaire, the second signal instructing the relay luminaire to wirelessly communicate with the at least one luminaire in the second group via the second communication unit. The relay luminaire that has received the second signal wirelessly communicates with the at least one luminaire in the second group via a first communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kaoru MURAKAMI, Shigeo NAKAMURA, Tomokazu YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10411815
    Abstract: A lighting system includes: a wireless communication device that transmits a test signal; luminaires that measure a signal strength of the test signal upon receipt and transmit signal strength information on the signal strength to the wireless communication device; and a determining unit that determines a condition of the lighting system based on the signal strength or the signal strength information. The determining unit: determines the condition of the lighting system to be acceptable upon confirming transmission of the signal strength information by all luminaires and unacceptable upon failing to confirm transmission of the signal strength information by at least one luminaire; or determines the condition of the lighting system to be acceptable when each signal strength measured by all luminaires exceeds a reference value and unacceptable when the signal strength measured by at least one luminaire is less than or equal to the reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeo Nakamura, Kentaro Yamauchi, Tomokazu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190267032
    Abstract: A magnetic storage device comprising a magnetic disk and a carriage arm rotatably movable relative to the magnetic disk. A suspension assembly of the magnetic storage device is coupled to the carriage arm and comprising a flexure. The magnetic storage device additionally comprises a slider comprising a read-write head. The flexure comprises a fixed portion co-movably fixed relative to the carriage arm and a hinge portion to which the slider is co-movably fixed. The hinge portion is swayable relative to the fixed portion. An actuator system of the magnetic storage device is coupled to the fixed portion of the flexure and the hinge portion of the flexure. The actuator system is operable to sway the hinge portion relative to the fixed portion. The magnetic storage device includes a repolarization enhancing feature adjacent the actuator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Irizo Naniwa, Tatsumi Tsuchiya, Shigeo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190196704
    Abstract: A setting device includes: a communication circuit which communicates with a target lighting fixture in which a communication configuration is to be set up among lighting fixtures; a display which displays layout information of the lighting fixtures; a detector which detects a direction of movement of the setting device inside of a building, and an amount of the movement of the setting device; and a controller which causes the display to display, on the layout information, a position of the setting device derived based on the direction and the amount of the movement of the setting device. The controller determines whether the position of the setting device is within a predefined area, based on a location of the target lighting fixture, and sets up the communication configuration in the target lighting fixture via the communication circuit when the position of the setting device is within the predefined area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeo NAKAMURA, Tomokazu YAMAMOTO, Kentaro YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190200455
    Abstract: Resin sheets which includes a support and a resin composition layer in contact on the support, and which are characterized in that an extracted water conductivity A of a cured product of the resin composition layer when extracted at 120° C. for 20 hours is 50 ?S/cm or less and an extracted water conductivity B of the cured product of the resin composition layer when extracted at 160° C. for 20 hours is 200 ?S/cm or less, can provide a thin insulating layer having excellent insulating properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeo NAKAMURA, Shiro TATSUMI, lkumi SAWA
  • Patent number: 10257928
    Abstract: Resin sheets which includes a support and a resin composition layer in contact on the support, and which are characterized in that an extracted water conductivity A of a cured product of the resin composition layer when extracted at 120° C. for 20 hours is 50 ?S/cm or less and an extracted water conductivity B of the cured product of the resin composition layer when extracted at 160° C. for 20 hours is 200 ?S/cm or less, can provide a thin insulating layer having excellent insulating properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeo Nakamura, Shiro Tatsumi, Ikumi Sawa
  • Publication number: 20190053355
    Abstract: Lighting system includes luminaires and operating device that associates identification information held by each of the luminaires with layout information of the luminaires. The operating device includes a display that displays, based on the layout information, marks each corresponding to one of the luminaires and a mark group including, among the marks, at least two marks corresponding one-to-one to at least two luminaires among the luminaires. The mark group is displayed in a distinguishable manner from one or more marks not included in the mark group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro YAMAUCHI, Shigeo NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190045347
    Abstract: Luminaires in a lighting system have mutually different addresses. A setting device includes a communication unit that transmits an address request signal at a first transmission power level and a control unit that determines whether a total number of the addresses transmitted from one or more of the luminaires in response to receiving the address request signal is within a target range. The control unit instructs the communication unit to transmit the address request signal at a transmission power level different from the first transmission power level when the total number of the addresses is outside the target range, and executes pairing of the one or more of the luminaires that responded to the address request signal with a wireless controller when the total number of the addresses is within the target range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Tomokazu YAMAMOTO, Tatsumi SETOMOTO, Tamotsu ANDO, Kohji HIRAMATSU, Hajime OZAKI, Kentaro YAMAUCHI, Shigeo NAKAMURA