Patents by Inventor Shuichi Shima

Shuichi Shima 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: 20200285426
    Abstract: The information processing apparatus includes a reception section, a processor, and a storage section. The storage section stores a learnt model obtained by mechanically learning the relationship between image information and operation information based on a data set in which the image information and the operation information indicating a user operation are associated with each other. The reception section receives image information as an input. The processor performs a process of displaying a recommended operation associated with the image information received as an input based on a learnt model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoki MATSUZAWA, Shuichi SHIMA
  • Patent number: 9665326
    Abstract: An image display control device includes a display unit that displays a print result of an image to be printed on a paper by a printing device as a pre-display image before the printing is performed and a PC that controls the pre-display image displayed on the display unit. The PC causes the display unit to display the pre-display image, which is displayed when the printing device prints the image on an area to be printed on the paper without margins, by dividing the pre-display image into a print area which is set so as to correspond to the area to be printed, a protrusion area which is outside the print area and where a printing operation of the image is performed by the printing device, and a cutoff area which is outside the protrusion area and where the printing operation of the image is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Nouda, Shuichi Shima
  • Patent number: 9436053
    Abstract: Provided is a display unit that includes: a pair of a first substrate and a second substrate that are arranged in opposition to each other; a display layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a display mode switching layer having an aperture for each pixel, and provided between the display layer and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Joled Inc.
    Inventors: Mikihiro Yokozeki, Manabu Kodate, Shuichi Shima, Tsuyoshi Ito, Hitoshi Kubota, Etsuko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140362429
    Abstract: Provided is a display unit that includes: a pair of a first substrate and a second substrate that are arranged in opposition to each other; a display layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a display mode switching layer having an aperture for each pixel, and provided between the display layer and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mikihiro YOKOZEKI, Manabu KODATE, Shuichi SHIMA, Tsuyoshi ITO, Hitoshi KUBOTA, Etsuko NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8332739
    Abstract: A storage medium has a printer driver program recorded thereon causing a computer to execute functions including a category-based UI information managing function that manages UI information on a display of a user interface to set a print condition, for every category, to which an application program of a print instruction source belongs, a print condition display control function that displays the user interface based on the UI information corresponding to the category, to which the application program of the print instruction source belongs, when printing is instructed, and a UI information editing function that edits the UI information to be managed for every category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Shima, Nobukiyo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8072622
    Abstract: A printer 1 has an I/F section 31 for receiving data from a PC 2, a parameter-deriving section 35b for deriving a control constant on the basis of print setting information included in the received data, and a printer section 11 which performs printing operation on the basis of the print setting information, the control constant, and print data included in the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Yasue, Shuichi Shima, Reiko Nomura
  • Publication number: 20110109855
    Abstract: A polyamic acid and a polyimide obtained by reacting a dianhydride and diamines. A substrate having a film of such polyimide or polyamic acid deposited thereon. A liquid crystal display containing a film of such polyimide as an alignment layer. A method for reducing the response times of a liquid crystal display and/or for improving the on-state- and off-state-transmission and/or the voltage holding ratio of a liquid crystal display, the method involving incorporating the polyimide as an alignment layer in the liquid crystal display. A method of producing a liquid crystal display involving depositing a film of the polyimide on a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pinar KILICKIRAN, Zakir HUSSAIN, David DANNER, Akira MASUTANI, Gabriele NELLES, Shunichi SUWA, Yuichi INOUE, Shuichi SHIMA
  • Patent number: 7933030
    Abstract: A product of printer driver which operates on an operating system making a computer execute a conversion processing to convert data in electronic document format into data in bitmap format, the printer driver further making the computer execute, an accepting process which accepts from the operating system print target data in electronic document format, a first outputting process which generates, based on the print target data in electronic document format, print data in a command language format capable for interpretation by a printer as a control target and outputs the print data thus generated to the printer, and a second outputting process which requests the operating system to convert the print target data in electronic document format into bitmap data, and outputs print data based on the bitmap data thus converted to the printer, and the first outputting process and the second outputting process are selectively performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shuichi Shima
  • Publication number: 20100107065
    Abstract: A storage medium has a printer driver program recorded thereon causing a computer to execute functions including a category-based UI information managing function that manages UI information on a display of a user interface to set a print condition, for every category, to which an application program of a print instruction source belongs, a print condition display control function that displays the user interface based on the UI information corresponding to the category, to which the application program of the print instruction source belongs, when printing is instructed, and a UI information editing function that edits the UI information to be managed for every category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Shima, Nobukiyo Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20100073702
    Abstract: A product of printer driver which operates on an operating system making a computer execute a conversion processing to convert data in electronic document format into data in bitmap format, the printer driver further making the computer execute, an accepting process which accepts from the operating system print target data in electronic document format, a first outputting process which generates, based on the print target data in electronic document format, print data in a command language format capable for interpretation by a printer as a control target and outputs the print data thus generated to the printer, and a second outputting process which requests the operating system to convert the print target data in electronic document format into bitmap data, and outputs print data based on the bitmap data thus converted to the printer, and the first outputting process and the second outputting process are selectively performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuichi SHIMA
  • Patent number: 7646497
    Abstract: A product of printer driver which operates on an operating system making a computer execute a conversion processing to convert data in electronic document format into data in bitmap format, the printer driver flirt her making the computer execute, an accepting process which accepts from the operating system print target data in electronic document format, a first outputting process which generates, based on the print target data in electronic document format, print data in a command language format capable for interpretation by a printer as a control target and outputs the print data thus generated to the printer, and a second outputting process which requests the operating system to convert the print target data in electronic document format into bitmap data, and outputs print data based on the bitmap data thus converted to the printer, and the first outputting process and the second outputting process are selectively performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shuichi Shima
  • Patent number: 7224482
    Abstract: A printer host has a marginless printing mode designation accepting portion for accepting a marginless printing mode designation, a marginless printing condition setting portion for setting an expand printing region of a size that is larger than a size of actual printing paper to be printed, a renderer for converting drawing data, which is stored in a spool file, to a printing command so that a printer performs printing on this expanded printing region, a halftone processing portion, and a data-to-command conversion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shuichi Shima
  • Publication number: 20060071953
    Abstract: A printer 1 has an I/F section 31 for receiving data from a PC 2, a parameter-deriving section 35b for deriving a control constant on the basis of print setting information included in the received data, and a printer section 11 which performs printing operation on the basis of the print setting information, the control constant, and print data included in the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Takuya Yasue, Shuichi Shima, Reiko Nomura
  • Publication number: 20050206941
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a product of printer driver which operates on an operating system making a computer execute a conversion processing to convert data in electronic document format into data in bitmap format, the printer driver further making the computer execute, an accepting process which accepts from the operating system print target data in electronic document format, a first outputting process which generates, based on the print target data in electronic document format, print data in a command language format capable for interpretation by a printer as a control target and outputs the print data thus generated to the printer, and a second outputting process which requests the operating system to convert the print target data in electronic document format into bitmap data, and outputs print data based on the bitmap data thus converted to the printer, and the first outputting process and the second outputting process are selectively performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventor: Shuichi Shima
  • Publication number: 20020085165
    Abstract: A method of forming a liquid crystal alignment film able to prevent uneven drying of a liquid crystal alignment film and thereby prevent alignment defects of the liquid crystal and reduce the defect rate of liquid crystal display devices, including the steps of dissolving a polymer material (preferably a polyimide) in a solvent comprised of a polar main solvent (preferably &ggr;-butyrolactone or N-methyl-&agr;-pyrrolidone) plus about 5 to 15 wt % of butyl &bgr;-hydroxyethyl ether as a leveling agent and coating the solution on a substrate; pre-baking the substrate to volatilize at least part of the mixed solvent; and baking the substrate at a higher temperature than pre-baking to polymerize the polymer material, and a method of producing a liquid crystal display device including the above steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Hirohide Fukumoto, Hiromi Fukumori, Shuichi Shima
  • Publication number: 20020036665
    Abstract: A printer host has a marginless printing mode designation accepting portion for accepting a marginless printing mode designation, a marginless printing condition setting portion for setting an expand printing region of a size that is larger than a size of actual printing paper to be printed, a renderer for converting drawing data, which is stored in a spool file, to a printing command so that a printer performs printing on this expanded printing region, a halftone processing portion, and a data-to-command conversion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Inventor: Shuichi Shima