Patents by Inventor Tomokazu Nakamura

Tomokazu 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).

  • Publication number: 20200184990
    Abstract: A computer device obtains a plurality of terms uttered during a recorded communication between a plurality of parties, identifying information for one or more of the plurality of parties, and an identification of which recorded terms were uttered by each of the one or more parties. The computer device transmits data identifying one or more of the recorded terms, the one or more recorded terms uttered by each party of the one or more parties to be displayed as associated with the party, and the recorded terms being selectable. In response to one of the recorded terms being selected, the computer device transmits data identifying one or more representative utterance times that the selected term was uttered by at least one of the one or more parties, the selected term to be displayed as associated with the one or more representative utterance times along a time axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Sayaka FURUKAWA, Hirokazu YASUMURO, Tomokazu NAKAMURA, Yukiko WHALEN
  • Publication number: 20200156213
    Abstract: There is provided a super-abrasive grain including: a body composed of cubic boron nitride or diamond; and a ceramic coating film coating at least a portion of a surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., A.L.M.T. Corp.
    Inventors: Akito ISHII, Katsumi OKAMURA, Tomokazu NAKAMURA, Nobuhide NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10626814
    Abstract: A control device for an internal combustion engine includes an electronic control unit configured to execute dither control processing in a first mode and a second mode. The dither control processing is processing for operating a fuel injection valve such that an air-fuel ratio of at least one cylinder among cylinders becomes lean air-fuel ratio, and an air-fuel ratio of cylinders different from the at least one cylinder becomes rich air-fuel ratio when a condition that a regeneration request of the filter occurs is established. In the second mode, an absolute value of the difference between the air-fuel ratio in the lean combustion cylinder and the air-fuel ratio in the rich combustion cylinder smaller than in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomokazu Akutsu, Takashi Nakamura, Noriyasu Kobashi
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190344731
    Abstract: A wire harness (1) includes some control boxes (11a-11d) dispersedly arranged on the wire harness; a trunk harness (4a-4h) connecting one of the control boxes to another of the control boxes; and a branch harness (5) connecting the control boxes to the electric components (3a-3i). The control boxes (11a-11d) are configured to be able to multiplex and demultiplex the communication signals. The trunk harness (4a-4h) has a common internal wire structure without relating to the control boxes where the trunk harness is connected. At least one of the control boxes (11a) is integrated with a functional component (12) to be a component module (10). The functional component (12) is configured to be able to input and output information relating to at least one of the electric components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Enomoto, Masashi Nakamura, Tomokazu Kato, Shinichi Tadokoro
  • 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: 10444414
    Abstract: Provided is a silver reflector capable of maintaining a high reflectivity achieved by using silver even under a hot and humid environment, wherein a film stress can be suppressed and a face deformation of an optical surface can be reduced, and a manufacture method therefor. A film stress after a reflection film is formed is within a range of +100 MPa to ?100 MPa, and a film stress after the reflection film is subjected to a hot and dry environment at 110° C. for 24 hours and a film stress after the reflection film subjected to the environment is subjected to a hot and humid environment at 85° C. and 85% RH for 24 hours are within a range of +100 MPa to ?100 MPa, and also an absolute value of a change amount between the former and latter film stress values is 40 MPa or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Munenori Kawaji, Shingo Nakamura, Tomokazu Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20190276682
    Abstract: Provided are a polymer, a resin composition, and an antifouling coating material composition which are capable of forming a coating film having both of water resistance and antifouling properties resulting from superhydrophilicity; a method for producing the polymer; a method for forming a structure for stabilizing a carbamate on a surface of a coating film using the polymer; and a method for regenerating a structure for stabilizing a carbamate on a surface of a coating film using the polymer. The polymer having a structure which reacts with CO2 in the presence of water and stabilizes a formed carbamate, in which Expression (1) is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicants: Waseda University, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo SUGA, Hiroyuki NISHIDE, Sho KATSUMATA, Kana TANIGUCHI, Junichi NAKAMURA, Tomokazu IWASAKI
  • 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: 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: 20190136741
    Abstract: A controller for an engine includes a temperature raising control unit configured to execute a temperature raising process of raising the temperature of the exhaust gas purifying member and an ambient air amount control unit configured to control driving of the adjustment mechanism. The ambient air amount control unit starts an ambient air amount increasing process that controls the adjustment mechanism so that the amount of ambient air flowing into the engine compartment is increased when the temperature raising process is being executed from that when the temperature raising process is not being executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi NAKAMURA, Tomokazu AKUTSU, Noriyasu KOBASHI
  • Patent number: 9607069
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer program product for time-delayed replication includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The embodied program instructions are readable and/or executable by a processor to cause the processor to receive, by the processor, data to store to a first cluster. The embodied program instructions are also readable and/or executable by the processor to cause the processor to store, by the processor, one or more copies of the data to the first cluster. Moreover, the embodied program instructions are readable and/or executable by the processor to cause the processor to set, by the processor, a time-delayed copy consistency point, the time-delayed copy consistency point indicating an amount of time in which data stored to the first cluster is aged prior to being copied from the first cluster to a second cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Norie Iwasaki, Katsuyoshi Katori, Koichi Masuda, Tomokazu Nakamura, Takeshi Nohta, Joseph M. Swingler
  • Patent number: 9547452
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided for saving a log data in a hierarchical storage management system using a disk system as a primary cache with a tape library as a secondary cache. The user data is stored in the primary cache and written into the secondary cache at a subsequent period of time. Blank tapes in the secondary cache are prepared for storing the user data and the log data, based on priorities. At least one of the blank tapes is selected for copying the log data and the user data from the primary cache to the secondary cache based on priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norie Iwasaki, Koichi Masuda, Tadaaki Minoura, Tomokazu Nakamura, Takeshi Sohda, Takahiro Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20160154599
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided for saving a log data in a hierarchical storage management system using a disk system as a primary cache with a tape library as a secondary cache. The user data is stored in the primary cache and written into the secondary cache at a subsequent period of time. Blank tapes in the secondary cache are prepared for storing the user data and the log data, based on priorities. At least one of the blank tapes is selected for copying the log data and the user data from the primary cache to the secondary cache based on priorities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norie IWASAKI, Koichi MASUDA, Tadaaki MINOURA, Tomokazu NAKAMURA, Takeshi SOHDA, Takahiro TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20160154872
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer program product for time-delayed replication includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The embodied program instructions are readable and/or executable by a processor to cause the processor to receive, by the processor, data to store to a first cluster. The embodied program instructions are also readable and/or executable by the processor to cause the processor to store, by the processor, one or more copies of the data to the first cluster. Moreover, the embodied program instructions are readable and/or executable by the processor to cause the processor to set, by the processor, a time-delayed copy consistency point, the time-delayed copy consistency point indicating an amount of time in which data stored to the first cluster is aged prior to being copied from the first cluster to a second cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Norie Iwasaki, Katsuyoshi Katori, Koichi Masuda, Tomokazu Nakamura, Takeshi Nohta, Joseph M. Swingler
  • Patent number: 9286366
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor configured to cause the processor to receive data to store to a first cluster, store one or more copies of the data to the first cluster, and set a time-delayed copy consistency point time-delayed cops consistency point indicating an amount of time in which data stored to the first cluster is aged prior to being copied from the first cluster to a second cluster. In another embodiment, a method for time-delayed replication includes receiving data to store to a first cluster, storing one or more copies of the data to the first cluster, and setting a time-delayed copy consistency point, the time-delayed copy consistency point indicating an amount of time in which data stored to the first cluster is aged prior to being copied from the first cluster to a second cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Norie Iwasaki, Katsuyoshi Katori, Koichi Masuda, Tomokazu Nakamura, Takeshi Nohta, Joseph M. Swingler
  • Patent number: 9286000
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided for saving a log data in a hierarchical storage management system using a disk system as a primary cache with a tape library as a secondary cache. The user data is stored in the primary cache and written into the secondary cache at a subsequent period of time. Blank tapes in the secondary cache are prepared for storing the user data and the log data, based on priorities. At least one of the blank tapes is selected for copying the log data and the user data from the primary cache to the secondary cache based on priorities. The log data is stored in the primary cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norie Iwasaki, Koichi Masuda, Tadaaki Minoura, Tomokazu Nakamura, Takeshi Sohda, Takahiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 9143764
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a size acquisition section that acquires a first display size of an output target display device that performs 3D display; a storage section that stores respective parallax amounts adjusted by a user during performing 3D display of 3D display image data respectively on display devices of different types, and stores respective second display sizes of the display devices; a parallax amount computation section that computes a parallax amount for the first display size based on a relationship between the parallax amounts and the second display sizes stored in the storage section; and an output section that outputs to the output target display device the computed parallax amount and the 3D display image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Izawa, Tomokazu Nakamura
  • Patent number: D760727
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuzo Aoshima, Tomokazu Nakamura