Patents Assigned to Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
  • Patent number: 11223313
    Abstract: A device according to an embodiment includes an inverter main circuit; a detector configured to detect a current of an output line of the inverter main circuit; a starting time controller comprising a rotational phase angle estimator configured to calculate, based on a current response value detected by the detector, a value corresponding to a rotational phase angle of a motor connected to the inverter main circuit in a stationary reference frame, and a rotational speed estimator configured to calculate a value corresponding to a rotational speed of the motor by using the value corresponding to the rotational phase angle when the inverter main circuit is started; and a regular time controller configured to calculate, with the value corresponding to the rotational speed as an initial value, an estimated rotational phase angle of the motor in a rotating reference frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, Toshiba Industrial Products and Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shun Taniguchi, Kazuya Yasui, Tomoaki Shigeta
  • Publication number: 20210408943
    Abstract: An apparatus according to an embodiment includes an upper and lower arm connected between a high and a low potential end; a first capacitor connected at one end to the high potential end; a second capacitor connected at one end to the low potential end; a first regenerative rectifier circuit connected to another end of the first capacitor; a second regenerative rectifier circuit connected to another end of the second capacitor; a first conversion circuit to cause energy stored in the first capacitor to be discharged; and a second conversion circuit to cause energy stored in the second capacitor to be discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Koji MAKI, Hiroshi MOCHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210379698
    Abstract: A method for welding copper-including members includes laser-welding a first member that includes copper, and a second member that includes copper and is located adjacent to the first member. A welding surface of the first member and a welding surface of the second member are melted by moving an irradiation position of a laser to turn in a spiral shape while approaching a center of the spiral when irradiating the laser on the welding surface of the first member and the welding surface of the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo SAKAI, Masakazu KIKAWADA
  • Patent number: 11194508
    Abstract: A remote I/O system includes an information network control module, I/O interface modules, and a remote I/O module. The information network control module includes a common memory and a second control IC. The second control IC includes a variation detecting circuit that includes a data latch buffer that stores read data from an information network; and a variation detection memory that stores data previously read from the information network. The variation detecting circuit compares data stored in the data latch buffer with data stored in the variation detection memory, to detect a variation in the data. The second control IC transmits, to the I/O interface module, by cyclic scan transmission, data from one of the scan memory areas corresponding to the data having the variation detected by the variation detecting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daichi Motojima, Motohiko Okabe
  • Patent number: 11190046
    Abstract: A battery module according to an embodiment includes a battery; a breaker that switches electrical connection of an output line from the battery to outside; a power source switch circuit that receives an internal source voltage supplied from the battery, an external source voltage supplied from an external power source, and an boot signal from outside, and switches a source of power that supplies source voltage from the external power source to the battery when at least one of the external source voltage and the boot signal is at a second level; and a control circuit that uses, as power supply, the source voltage that is output from the power source switch circuit, and controls operation of the breaker and of the power source switch circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Senoue
  • Patent number: 11186445
    Abstract: According to the present embodiment, a picking system includes a control device configured to control a suction device and a moving device, wherein when it is determined that a transport target article needs to be moved to a transport target position with a front side and back side of the transport target article turned over, the control device causes a suction unit to suction the transport target article, the moving device to transport the transport target article to a position above the transport target position, a turning-over section to set the suction hand to an orientation in which the transport target article is positioned above the suction unit and a direction substantially orthogonal to the suction surface is inclined with respect to the gravity direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihide Otsuru
  • Patent number: 11183893
    Abstract: A rotary electric device includes a stator, and a rotor including a rotor core having magnetic poles and permanent magnets at the magnetic poles. Each of two embedding holes in each magnetic pole includes a loading region in which the permanent magnet is loaded, an inner periphery-side gap, and an outer periphery-side gap. Defining D as the minimum distance from the outer periphery-side gap to an outer peripheral surface of the rotor core, Was the width of a teeth of the stator, H0 as the sum of the magnetomotive forces generated in the portion corresponding to a magnetic pole angle ? in one magnetic pole, and H1 as the magnetomotive force generated in one tooth, the rotor core is formed such that D?W×(H0/H1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakatsu Matsubara, Takashi Hanai, Hideki Hisada, Yusuke Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20210354290
    Abstract: A control device comprises a first interface, a second interface, a processor, and a third interface. A first interface is configured to acquire a captured image of an article. A second interface is configured to transmit and receive data to and from an input/output device. A processor is configured to cause the input/output device to display an article image based on the captured image, receive an input of a position and an angle of a grip portion model of a grip portion that grips the article from the input/output device through the second interface, display the grip portion model on the article image, and generate a gripping plan. A third interface configured to transmit the gripping plan to a control unit of a gripping device including the grip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yuka WATANABE, Kenichi SEKIYA, Masataka SATO
  • Publication number: 20210351649
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a stator includes a stator core and coils having a rectangular cross-section. In one or more slots, a first rectangular conductor, which is positioned innermost in a radial direction and in which a pair of short sides in a cross section face in the radial direction, and a second rectangular conductor, which is positioned outer side of the radial direction than is the first rectangular conductor and in which a pair of long sides in the cross-section face in the radial direction, are disposed. The first rectangular conductor includes a bending part bent toward a circumferential direction. The second rectangular conductor includes a bending part bent toward the circumferential direction and a twisted part twisted about the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru KANO, Hidenori UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210349149
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a storage battery management device includes: a memory configured to store therein storage battery characteristics of a storage battery unit as a storage battery characteristics table; and one or more processors coupled to the memory. The one or more processors are configured to: acquire the storage battery characteristics based on storage battery information output from the storage battery unit; update the storage battery characteristics table based on the acquired storage battery characteristics; and estimate SOC of the storage battery unit by referring to the updated storage battery characteristics table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto IDE, Masahiro TOHARA, Mami MIZUTANI, Tomohiro TOYOSAKI, Tsutomu TANNO
  • Publication number: 20210351650
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in a stator, bridge parts of seventh coil segments extend in a direction departing from one end surface while being inclined at a predetermined inclination angle from an axial direction of a stator core to the outside of a radial direction. Regarding the bridge parts of the seventh coil segments adjacent to each other in the radial direction of the stator core, when the same cross-sections defined by the radial direction and the axial direction is viewed from a circumferential direction of the stator core, a first inclination angle of the bridge part positioned relatively in an inner side of the radial direction is smaller than a second inclination angle of the bridge part positioned relatively in an outer side of the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210345106
    Abstract: A communication control device according to an embodiment includes a communication unit and a notification unit. The communication unit is configured to communicate with a first device and a second device, wirelessly communicate with at least one of the first device and the second device, and transmit data acquired by the first device to the second device. The notification unit is configured to cause the communication unit to transmit predetermined information to the second device when a state of communication with the first device is a predetermined state or behavior of the communication control device is predetermined behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Issei HATANAKA, Keita TANIGUCHI, Yuto MISAWA
  • Patent number: 11165600
    Abstract: A transmitting station includes a common memory, a receiver, a state-change information memory, a state-change table storage, and a state-change detection controller. The common memory includes a plurality of blocks storing therein data that is periodically broadcast by scan transmission among other transmitting stations. The state-change detection controller, when receiving the data from the other transmitting station, reads out from the state-change table storage a state detection word of the block corresponding to the other transmitting station of a transmission source of the relevant received data, and detects a state change of a word that is indicated by the common memory address stored in the state-change information memory in association with a target pointer that is an address pointer of the read-out state detection word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Inoue, Motohiko Okabe, Shinji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11164061
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an IC card comprises a sensor, a storage, and a processor. The sensor obtains information for authentication. The storage stores an authentication list showing one or more authentication methods which use information from the sensor. The processor determines whether if there is an abnormality exists in the sensor. If it determines that the sensor is indeed abnormal, it updates the authentication list accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Waga
  • Patent number: 11159314
    Abstract: An IC card system includes an IC card management server and an IC card. The IC card management server requests a SIM management server to make an inquiry regarding a user based on card identification information and user information relating to a contract of SIM card, and, in a case that validity of the user is verified, transmits a generation request for generating a registration application registering biometric authentication information, including the card identification information and the secret key, to the SIM management server. The IC card includes a data storage storing the card identification information and the secret key and storing the biometric authentication information and, in a case that authentication based on the card identification information and the secret key through communication with the SIM card based on the registration application is succeed, stores the biometric authentication information based on the biometric information in the data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Kato, Mitsuaki Satsukawa
  • Patent number: 11157750
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a captured image check system includes a camera, an image data input unit, a camera view angle judge processor, a road surface state analysis judge processor, and an output unit. The camera photographs a road surface. The image data input unit inputs image data to be used for analyzing a state of the road surface. The camera view angle judge processor performs a judge process of determining whether or not an angle of view of the camera satisfies a first condition for analyzing the state of the road surface on the basis of the image data. The road surface state analysis judge processor performs a judge process of determining whether or not a second condition for analyzing the state of the road surface is satisfied on the basis of image data of the road surface. The output unit outputs results of the judge processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiko Yamazaki, Nobuyuki Kumakura, Masaki Shiratsuki, Yoko Yonekawa, Akira Wada
  • Publication number: 20210323147
    Abstract: A picking apparatus in an embodiment includes: a gripper, an arm, a detector, and a control unit. The gripper picks and grips an object to be conveyed. The arm moves the gripper and causes the gripper to convey the object to be conveyed. The detector is attached to the arm and senses a force applied to the gripper. The control unit controls an operation of the gripper and the arm. The control unit includes a calculator and a subtractor. The calculator calculates a gravitational force and an inertial force applied to the gripper when the gripper grips and moves the object to be conveyed using an arithmetic expression including a coefficient determined in accordance with a mass of the object to be conveyed. The subtractor subtracts the gravitational force and the inertial force calculated by the calculator from a force applied to the gripper sensed by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Junji OAKI, Tetsuya MASUDA, Haruhiko HORIUCHI, Junichi INOUE, Takafumi USHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210325842
    Abstract: A process monitoring device includes a data collector, a statistic calculator and a comprehensive statistic calculator. The data collector acquires two or more variables indicating a state of a monitored target. The statistic calculator output each of the statistics that select two from the acquired variables. The comprehensive statistic calculator output a comprehensive statistic indicating a state of the monitored target based on a statistic output by the statistic calculator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu YAMANAKA, Yukio HIRAOKA
  • Publication number: 20210320744
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication control device includes a communication unit and a jamming control unit. The communication unit wirelessly communicates with a first device and uploads information acquired from the first device to a second device via a network. The jamming control unit allows jamming radio waves to be output to interfere with wireless communication between the first device and a device other than the communication control device, the device being to perform wireless communication in a communication band used by the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kengo IWASAKI, Hiroki FUKUOKA
  • Patent number: 11147177
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a terminal control substrate includes a base plate mounted on a terminal device, a first module fixed to the base plate, an external connection terminal fixed to the base plate and to which a component including a second module being a substitute for the first module is attachable, a controller configured to perform control in the terminal device by using the first module or the second module, and a switching unit configured to switch a connection destination of the controller to any one of the first module and the external connection terminal to which the second module is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Hideaki Arai