Patents by Inventor Toshio Nomura

Toshio Nomura 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: 10615287
    Abstract: A novel amorphous oxide applicable, for example, to an active layer of a TFT is provided. The amorphous oxide comprises microcrystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Masafumi Sano, Katsumi Nakagawa, Hideo Hosono, Toshio Kamiya, Kenji Nomura
  • Publication number: 20190389515
    Abstract: The support stiffness of a suspension supporting portion can be improved to reduce floor vibration. Arm front-end supporting portions, each supporting a front end portion of a trailing of a rear suspension, are formed on lower portions of rear frames extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction, and each include a squared U-shape portion including outer, inner and front wall portions, with a rear side being open when viewed from the bottom, and an extending outer wall portion extending from the outer wall portion to in front of the front wall portion. The outer wall portion and extending outer wall portion are formed by a side sill inner portion joined to each rear side frame. Also, each arm front-end supporting portion includes an extending inner wall portion extending from the inner wall portion to in front of the front wall portion and joined to each of the rear side frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru NAKAUCHI, Masanobu HANAZAKI, Toshio KIMURA, Sho KUROKAWA, Kinya SAKAGUCHI, Kouki SATO, Yosuke YABUMOTO, Hiroshi MATSUBARA, Yohei IZUMI, Kentaro NOMURA
  • Patent number: 10514870
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which is capable of preventing degradation of operability associated with setting of job setting information. The image forming apparatus is unable to directly edit the job setting information required to execute a submitted job. The submitted job is executed based on the job setting information. In a case where user-specific setting information corresponding to identification information on a user who has logged into the image forming apparatus and corresponding to a type of the submitted job is registered in the image forming apparatus, the user-specific setting information is set as the job setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Yoshihara, Yoshihisa Nomura, Masanori Ichikawa, Shigeki Hasui
  • Publication number: 20190332334
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a wireless communication interface that wirelessly communicates with a mobile terminal, an element that initiates wireless communication with the mobile terminal, a light emitting element, associated with the element, that emits light, and at least one controller that causes the light emitting element to emit light in response to occurrence of an event requiring communication with the mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Toshio Yoshihara, Yoshihisa Nomura, Shigeki Hasui, Masanori Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9869558
    Abstract: A map data storage device, a map data updating method, and a computer program that can shorten the time required for a map data updating process. In the case where map data stored in a navigation-side local DB of a navigation apparatus are to be updated, the navigation apparatus updates the map data stored in the navigation-side local DB on the basis of map updating data received from a map distribution center, and prepares a data reference index that associates a PID (universal identification information) included in the map data with a record number (internal identification information) included in the map data on the basis of the updated map data. After that, in the case where an application is executed by the navigation apparatus, the prepared data reference index is referenced to access the map data stored in the navigation-side local DB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Takahata, Kimiyoshi Sawai, Motohiro Nakamura, Tomoki Kodan, Toshio Nomura
  • Publication number: 20160061615
    Abstract: A map data storage device, a map data updating method, and a computer program that can shorten the time required for a map data updating process. In the case where map data stored in a navigation-side local DB of a navigation apparatus are to be updated, the navigation apparatus updates the map data stored in the navigation-side local DB on the basis of map updating data received from a map distribution center, and prepares a data reference index that associates a PID (universal identification information) included in the map data with a record number (internal identification information) included in the map data on the basis of the updated map data. After that, in the case where an application is executed by the navigation apparatus, the prepared data reference index is referenced to access the map data stored in the navigation-side local DB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicants: AISIN AW CO., LTD., DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji TAKAHATA, Kimiyoshi SAWAI, Motohiro NAKAMURA, Tomoki KODAN, Toshio NOMURA
  • Patent number: 8799246
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a map data storage device, a map update device, a determination device, and a data production device. The storage device stores map data. The update device reflects a first map update to a first version of the map data to produce a second version of the map data when the first map update occurs. The update device reflects a second map update to the second version of the map data to produce a third version of the map data when the second map update occurs after the first map update. The determination device determines whether the first and second map updates depend on each other. The production device produces map differential data from the first and second map updates when the determination device determines that the first and second map updates depend on each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Nomura, Takamitsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8743175
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus has two binocular stereoscopic modes. In two-take photography mode, a 3D image file is generated from left and right monocular images acquired by performing monocular photographing twice, and the 3D image file thus generated is recorded. In one-take photography mode, a 3D image file is generated from left and right monocular images acquired by performing binocular photographing once, and the 3D image file thus generated is recorded. When the 3D image file is recorded, a homogeneity tag is recorded in 3D metadata, as tag information of the header data portion of the 3D image file. The homogeneity tag is information about the homogeneity of the two monocular images and describes whether the two monocular images have been acquired in the one-take photography mode in which monocular images highly homogeneous are provided, or in the two-take photography mode in which monocular images not so homogeneous are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Olympus Imaging Corp., Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Ken Mashitani, Toshio Nomura, Tadashi Uchiumi, Hidehiko Sekizawa
  • Patent number: 8599919
    Abstract: An image quality/rate control portion 106 confirms whether a predictive code amount Ci is a target code amount Rt or less. When the predictive code amount Ci is the target code amount Rt or less, the predictive code amount Ci is output to a base layer coding portion 101. Then, a switch 108 is turned off. When the predictive code amount Ci exceeds the target code amount Rt, the target code amount Rt is output to the base layer coding portion 101. Then, the switch 108 is turned on and (predictive code amount Ci?target code amount Rt) is output to an enhancement layer coding portion 103. A buffer 104 stores coded data of the base layer coding portion 101 and the enhancement layer coding portion 103. In this manner, while performing fixed bit rate coding using a single transmission path, image quality of a moving image is made constant so as to prevent deterioration of image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Yoshida, Tomoko Aono, Norio Itoh, Toshio Nomura, Tomohiro Ikai, Takeshi Tsukuba
  • Patent number: 8543618
    Abstract: In map data having link information, each of the links has reference information regarding a start point node of the link, a next link in a series of links, and an upper link. Further, links are memorized in a form of link list, and the position of the link in the link list is not changed in the course of adding/deleting a link, thereby enabling a direct reference to each of the links in the link list by the position of the link. The link information organized in the above-described manner enables the ease of the update of the map data as well as the speed-up of the calculation of, for example, a navigation route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, Kousokuya, Inc.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Fujimoto, Toshio Nomura, Yasutaka Atarashi, Toshio Shinjo, Akio Samizu
  • Patent number: 8537162
    Abstract: In a vehicular navigation apparatus, when map data of a unit area is updated, it is determined whether a border node contained in an adjoining unit area which adjoins the updated unit area is separated from an opponent border node contained in the updated unit area. The positions of the border node and the opponent border node are moved to target points so as to accord with each other, thereby reducing a possibility to worsen an appearance of a map as a result of the update of the unit area of the map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshio Nomura
  • Patent number: 8503234
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device including a memory cell array of memory cells arranged in a matrix, each of which includes a selecting transistor and a memory cell transistor; a column decoder controlling the potential of bit lines; a voltage application circuit controlling the potential of the first word lines; a first row decoder controlling the potential of the second word lines; and a second row decoder controlling the potential of the source line. The column decoder is formed of a circuit whose withstand voltage is lower than the voltage application circuit and the second row decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Torii, Kazuhiro Mizutani, Toshio Nomura, Masayoshi Asano, Ikuto Fukuoka, Hiroshi Mawatari, Motoi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8400828
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device including a memory cell array of memory cells arranged in a matrix, each of which includes a selecting transistor and a memory cell transistor; a column decoder controlling the potential of bit lines; a voltage application circuit controlling the potential of the first word lines; a first row decoder controlling the potential of the second word lines; and a second row decoder controlling the potential of the source line. The column decoder is formed of a circuit whose withstand voltage is lower than the voltage application circuit and the second row decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Torii, Kazuhiro Mizutani, Toshio Nomura, Masayoshi Asano, Ikuto Fukuoka, Hiroshi Mawatari, Motoi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20130031132
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a map data storage device, a map update device, a determination device, and a data production device. The storage device stores map data. The update device reflects a first map update to a first version of the map data to produce a second version of the map data when the first map update occurs. The update device reflects a second map update to the second version of the map data to produce a third version of the map data when the second map update occurs after the first map update. The determination device determines whether the first and second map updates depend on each other. The production device produces map differential data from the first and second map updates when the determination device determines that the first and second map updates depend on each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Nomura, Takamitsu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130030695
    Abstract: An in-vehicle navigation apparatus transmits a present position, a destination, and a version number of in-vehicle map data stored in an in-vehicle map storage portion to a map difference data distribution apparatus. The map difference data distribution apparatus calculates a route from the present position and destination received from the in-vehicle navigation apparatus, compares a version number of map data stored in a center map storage portion with the received version number of the in-vehicle map data to prepare map difference data of map elements contained in the route, and distributes the prepared map difference data to the in-vehicle navigation apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Nomura, Takamitsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8245146
    Abstract: A storage medium stores map data divided into unit areas. A control circuit indicates a map on an image display unit according to the map data. The map data includes name records, which respectively correspond to names to be indicated in the map. Each of the name records includes information specifying a character string of corresponding one of the names and information specifying an indication range of the character string in the map. An updating unit updates a part of the unit areas of the map data. An extracting unit extracts a pair of the same character strings, which are overlapped and indicated in the map or closely indicated in the map, with reference to the name records, after update of the part of the unit areas of the map data. A prohibiting unit prohibits indication of one of the extracted pair in the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaomi Kinugawa, Yutaka Azuma, Toshio Nomura
  • Publication number: 20120195121
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device including a memory cell array of memory cells arranged in a matrix, each of which includes a selecting transistor and a memory cell transistor; a column decoder controlling the potential of bit lines; a voltage application circuit controlling the potential of the first word lines; a first row decoder controlling the potential of the second word lines; and a second row decoder controlling the potential of the source line. The column decoder is formed of a circuit whose withstand voltage is lower than the voltage application circuit and the second row decoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Torii, Kazuhiro Mizutani, Toshio Nomura, Masayoshi Asano, Ikuto Fukuoka, Hiroshi Mawatari, Motoi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8217991
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image processing method capable of preventing occurrence of undesirable cutout of image when a stereoscopic combined image is printed out is provided. A stereoscopic combined image can be created and recorded using a digital still camera 1. This stereoscopic combined image is a single image formed by arranging a plurality of view-point images. At first, left view-point image data and right view-point image data are stored in a memory by performing photographing twice. Then, the data of the two images are arranged laterally into a single image. Through this processing, original stereoscopic combined image data is created. Padding areas (dummy areas) are added to the original stereoscopic combined image data at the upper and lower sides thereof. Namely, a processed image containing the original stereoscopic combined image is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Ken Mashitani, Toshio Nomura, Tadashi Uchiumi, Hidehiko Sekizawa, Hideaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8159529
    Abstract: An operation unit switches the operating mode between a 3D display output mode in which the images of the 3D image file are displayed as a stereoscopic images and a 2D display output mode in which one of the images of the 3D image file is displayed as an ordinary planar image. The 3D image file is composed of stereoscopic image data which represents a plurality of monocular images constituting a multi-ocular stereoscopic image and information which is added to the stereoscopic image data and which indicates that the data is stereoscopic data. In the 2D display output mode, a control unit makes an output unit display an image of the 3D image file read from a medium by a media reader and also display a mark on the same screen, indicating that the image displayed in the 2D display output mode is based on the 3D image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignees: Olympus Imaging Corp., Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Ken Mashitani, Toshio Nomura, Tadashi Uchiumi, Hidehiko Sekizawa
  • Patent number: 8140254
    Abstract: In a road map data generation apparatus, existing primary road map data is subjected to a deletion process according to a deletion rule to delete a portion of the data. Thus, reduced road map data is generated for a storage medium such as a memory card having a data volume smaller than the primary road map data. A navigation apparatus using the reduced road map data stored in the memory card records a restoration rule pairing with the deletion rule. Based on the restoration rule, the reduced road map data can be restored to the primary road map data. Thus, the deletion rule can decrease the data volume of the primary data to thereby generate the reduced data, whereas the restoration rule can restore the reduced data to the primary data in the navigation apparatus. This helps prevent worsening of the quality of the road map data and lowering of the user's satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shigehiro Mutoh, Toshio Nomura