Patents by Inventor Taro Inoue

Taro 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).

  • Patent number: 11338580
    Abstract: A printing apparatus has a conveyance roller configured to convey a sheet in a first direction, an encoder provided at the conveyance roller, a head having a plurality of nozzles aligned in a second direction intersecting with the first direction and being configured to jet liquid to the sheet which is conveyed in the first direction by the conveyance roller and a controller having a power circuit configured to apply voltage to the head for jetting the liquid. The controller is configured to: determine a jetting frequency for the head based on a signal outputted from the encoder; and change an output voltage of the power circuit depending on the determined jetting frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Makino, Taro Nagano, Daiki Kato, Haru Inoue, Jeongbin Lee
  • Patent number: 9393988
    Abstract: A steering arm includes an output shaft hole into which an output shaft is fitted; two tie rod holes to which tie rods are respectively attached; and two striking surfaces that strike against a stopper. The stopper includes two contract surfaces. An angle formed by the two contact surfaces of the stopper is greater than an angle formed by the two striking surfaces of the steering arm, and is greater than or equal to 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SHOWA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Murakami, Masanori Matsumoto, Hideo Yoshimura, Satoru Higashi, Shinji Kuno, Taro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150274205
    Abstract: A steering arm includes an output shaft hole into which an output shaft is fitted; two tie rod holes to which tie rods are respectively attached; and two striking surfaces that strike against a stopper. The stopper includes two contract surfaces. An angle formed by the two contact surfaces of the stopper is greater than an angle formed by the two striking surfaces of the steering arm, and is greater than or equal to 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: SHOWA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya MURAKAMI, Masanori MATSUMOTO, Hideo YOSHIMURA, Satoru HIGASHI, Shinji KUNO, Taro INOUE
  • Patent number: 9106010
    Abstract: A connector includes a busbar, a housing and a cover. The busbar includes a first connection part extending in a first direction, a second connection part extending in a second direction opposite to the first direction at a position displaced from the first connection part in a direction orthogonal to the first direction, and a coupling part extending in a direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction and coupling the first connection part and the second connection part. The housing includes at least one accommodation groove accommodating the coupling part, and a slit through which one of the first connection part and the second connection part is inserted. The cover covers the accommodation groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki Jimbo, Yoshinao Sato, Taro Inoue, Genfu Zeng
  • Publication number: 20140290401
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide to suppress deformation of a terminal member caused by abutting contact of the terminal member with a housing side during attachment of the terminal member to the housing. When a terminal bolt is mounted, a ground terminal rotates in conjunction with rotation of the terminal bolt. In this case, a side edge of an abutting portion, which is formed like a plate, comes into abutting contact with a side surface of a second housing. At this time, a side edge of the terminal main body, which is also formed like a plate, also comes into abutting contact with the side surface. Thus, the rotation of the ground terminal is regulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SHOWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taro INOUE
  • Publication number: 20140004727
    Abstract: A connector includes a busbar, a housing and a cover. The busbar includes a first connection part extending in a first direction, a second connection part extending in a second direction opposite to the first direction at a position displaced from the first connection part in a direction orthogonal to the first direction, and a coupling part extending in a direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction and coupling the first connection part and the second connection part. The housing includes at least one accommodation groove accommodating the coupling part, and a slit through which one of the first connection part and the second connection part is inserted. The cover covers the accommodation groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoki JIMBO, Yoshinao SATO, Taro INOUE, Genfu ZENG
  • Patent number: 8074091
    Abstract: Proposed is an operation method for seeking a power interruption operation target in which MTBF will become longest. When a target value regarding a power interruption time and a target value regarding a power interruption count per 24 hours is input from an administrator to a management computer, the management computer calculates the MTBF after one year and the annual power consumption for each of the input target values, and, as a power interruption operation target in which the MTBF will become longest in one year, a target value regarding a power interruption time and a target value regarding a power interruption count are respectively selected among multiple target values in which the MTBF will become longest based on each of the calculation results, and displayed on a screen of an output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Nakagawa, Yuichi Taguchi, Taro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20110153968
    Abstract: When there is a change in a group of volumes managed by a host computer, data duplication processing is immediately carried out against the changed volume. The host computer includes a volume-managing portion, a data duplication-controlling portion which executes the data duplication of data stored in a volume in a main data center, and a data duplication storing portion which stores data necessary for the data duplication. The data duplication-controlling portion compares data held by the volume-managing portion with the data in the data duplication storing portion, and updates the data in the data duplication storing portion based on the data held by the volume-managing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Yuri Hiraiwa, Taro Inoue, Sumio Goto
  • Patent number: 7937546
    Abstract: When there is a change in a group of volumes managed by a host computer, data duplication processing is immediately carried out against the changed volume. The host computer includes a volume-managing portion, a data duplication-controlling portion which executes the data duplication of data stored in a volume in a main data center, and a data duplication storing portion which stores data necessary for the data duplication. The data duplication-controlling portion compares data held by the volume-managing portion with the data in the data duplication storing portion, and updates the data in the data duplication storing portion based on the data held by the volume-managing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuri Hiraiwa, Taro Inoue, Sumio Goto
  • Patent number: 7810096
    Abstract: A computer system having a plurality of operating systems and a module for switching the operating systems in view of priorities of tasks to be performed by each of the operating systems. Each of the operating systems performing a plurality of processes or threads in accordance with the priorities assigned to these processes or threads has a module for notifying the computer system of the priority of the currently executing process or thread. The computer system includes a module for translating the priorities sent from each operating system into priorities (normalized priorities) common-throughout the computer system, and a module for comparing the normalized priorities obtained by the priority translation module in order to select and execute preferentially the operating system having a common priority higher than that of any other operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Saito, Tadashi Kamiwaki, Tomoaki Nakamura, Hiroshi Ohno, Taro Inoue
  • Patent number: 7712104
    Abstract: A computer system of a multi-operation-system (multi-OS) has a main memory having a memory area for a first OS and a memory area for a second OS, both the areas being independent from each other, and a plurality of I/O devices divisionally allocated to the first OS and the second OS. The first OS is loaded in the first OS memory area, and thereafter when the first OS is operated, the second OS is loaded in the second OS memory area and initialized. When the first OS is operated, the first OS hardware resources and the second OS hardware resources are registered by the first OS. Thereafter when the first OS is operated, the first OS inhibits the registration of an interrupt number already allocated to the second OS I/O device. In response to an interrupt request from a second OS I/O device, the second OS starts operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Sekiguchi, Toshiaki Arai, Shigenori Kaneko, Hiroshi Ohno, Taro Inoue, Takashi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20090300387
    Abstract: Proposed is an operation method for seeking a power interruption operation target in which MTBF will become longest. When a target value regarding a power interruption time and a target value regarding a power interruption count per 24 hours is input from an administrator to a management computer, the management computer calculates the MTBF after one year and the annual power consumption for each of the input target values, and, as a power interruption operation target in which the MTBF will become longest in one year, a target value regarding a power interruption time and a target value regarding a power interruption count are respectively selected among multiple target values in which the MTBF will become longest based on each of the calculation results, and displayed on a screen of an output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Hirotaka Nakagawa, Yuichi Taguchi, Taro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20090083344
    Abstract: Provided is a computer system, including: a computer; and a storage system coupled to the computer via a network. The computer includes: an interface coupled to the network, a processor coupled to the interface and a memory coupled to the processor. The storage system includes a plurality of volumes in which files are stored. The processor is configured to: decide duplicating files from among the files stored in the plurality of volumes as files to be consolidated; identify a plurality of volumes in which the files to be consolidated are stored; select at least one volume from among the identified plurality of volumes as a consolidation volume based on loads imposed on the identified plurality of volumes; and delete the files to be consolidated stored in the volumes that are not selected. Accordingly, in data de-duplication, it is possible to avoid extra loads from centralizing in a high-load-bearing volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Taro Inoue, Yuichi Taguchi, Hiroshi Nasu
  • Patent number: 7429700
    Abstract: A lock structure for a box includes a first box member having a retaining projection, and a second box member having an elastic retaining arm. The retaining arm has at its distal end a retaining portion for engagement with the retaining projection. The first box member has an arm restraint rib which restricts a releasing movement of the retaining arm in a condition in which the retaining arm and the retaining projection are engaged with each other. When the arm restraint rib is pressed by the elastic retaining arm, the arm restraint rib is deformed by a pressing force of the elastic retaining arm. A retaining distance of the retaining projection relative to the retaining portion of the elastic retaining arm is larger than a gap between the elastic retaining arm and the arm restraint rib in the engaged condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kanamaru, Makoto Nakayama, Taro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20070255916
    Abstract: In the present invention, when there is a change in a group of volumes managed by a host computer, data duplication processing is immediately carried out against the changed volume. The host computer 10 comprises a volume-managing portion (unit) 12, a data duplication-controlling portion(unit) 11 which executes the data duplication of the data stored in the volume 32 in the main data center 3, and a data duplication storing portion (unit) 13 which stores data. necessary for the data duplication. The data duplication-controlling portion 11 compares data held by the volume-managing portion 12 and the data in the data duplication storing portion 13, and updates the data in the data duplication storing portion 13 based on the data held by the volume-managing portion 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Yuri Hiraiwa, Taro Inoue, Sumio Goto
  • Patent number: 7275178
    Abstract: An operation site has copy management information including state information that is used when executing a remote copy. The copy management information is stored in a storage device included in each of all storage device subsystems in this computer system. The copy management information is updated every time a remote copy is executed. When the operation site fails, by use of a copy management program in another operatable site, and with reference to the copy management information stored in the storage device of the storage device subsystem in each site, the copy is executed from a point to which the copy processing has progressed before the failure. As a result, when the production site in which an application is operated suffers from a disaster, it is possible to quickly recover data at the time of the disaster by executing a disaster recovery management program from another site in which no failure occurs, and then by restarting the remote copy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Inoue, Nobuhiro Maki, Kenichi Oyamada
  • Patent number: 7254684
    Abstract: When there is a change in a group of volumes managed by a host computer, data duplication processing is immediately carried out against the changed volume. The host computer includes a volume-managing portion, a data duplication-controlling portion which executes the data duplication of data stored in a volume in a main data center, and a data duplication storing portion which stores data necessary for the data duplication. The data duplication-controlling portion compares data held by the volume-managing portion with the data in the data duplication storing portion, and updates the data in the data duplication storing portion based on the data held by the volume-managing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuri Hiraiwa, Taro Inoue, Sumio Goto
  • Publication number: 20070149030
    Abstract: A lock structure for a box includes a first box member having a retaining projection, and a second box member having an elastic retaining arm. The retaining arm has at its distal end a retaining portion for engagement with the retaining projection. The first box member has an arm restraint rib which restricts a releasing movement of the retaining arm in a condition in which the retaining arm and the retaining projection are engaged with each other. When the arm restraint rib is pressed by the elastic retaining arm, the arm restraint rib is deformed by a pressing force of the elastic retaining arm. A retaining distance of the retaining projection relative to the retaining portion of the elastic retaining arm is larger than a gap between the elastic retaining arm and the arm restraint rib in the engaged condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kanamaru, Makoto Nakayama, Taro Inoue
  • Patent number: 7237005
    Abstract: A job network setup method in a job management system which controls execution of jobs according to a set job network and which allows setup for data transfer from a preceding job to a succeeding job comprises enabling specifying such that data can be transferred from the preceding job to the succeeding job by linking a standard output of the preceding job to a standard input of the succeeding job when setting the succeeding job in setup of the job network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Takaki Kuroda, Taro Inoue, Shigeru Miyake, Shogo Mikami
  • Patent number: 7197700
    Abstract: The disclosed is a method and system for storing a stencil for a job definition statement and data prescribing a user interface for job definition statement setup, generating data for executing a process for generating a job definition statement based on the contents set by a user via the user interface in accordance with the stencil for the job definition statement and the data prescribing the user interface for job definition statement setup, and generating a job definition statement by executing the process in accordance with the generated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Toshiaki Hirata, Shigeru Miyake, Yusuke Izumida, Takaki Kuroda, Atsushi Murase, Taro Inoue, Kenichi Kihara