Patents by Inventor Akihiro Kasahara

Akihiro Kasahara 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: 20210181156
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a detection system is provided that detects a state of a structure consisting of a first member that supports a traveling surface along which a vehicle travels from downward; a second member provided on an opposite side of the traveling surface with respect to the first member; and a welded portion that is provided along an end of the second member facing the first member and fixes the first member and the second member. The detection system includes: a first sensor group including first AE sensors; a second sensor group including second AE sensors; and a position orientator that performs separately a first determination that determines a generation source position of elastic waves based on the detection results of the first AE sensors and a second determination that determines the generation source position of elastic waves based on the detection results of the second AE sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takashi USUI, Kazuo WATABE, Takahiro OMORI, Hidefumi TAKAMINE, Akihiro KASAHARA
  • Patent number: 10955383
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for arranging a detection device for a structure is provided. The structure includes a member; a trough rib provided on an opposite side of the member; and a welded portion that is provided along an end of the trough rib facing the member and fixes the member and the trough rib. The method includes: attaching, to the trough rib, a plurality of acoustic emission sensors so as to be separated from each other in a direction in which the welded portion extends, wherein the following relationship is satisfied: ?20 degrees<?<20 degrees, where ? denotes an angle between a line connecting any given two adjacent acoustic emission sensors of the plurality of the acoustic emission sensors and a reference line extending in the direction in which the welded portion extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takashi Usui, Kazuo Watabe, Takahiro Omori, Hidefumi Takamine, Akihiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10545119
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a signal processing apparatus includes a receiver, a time information generator, a processor, and a communicator. The receiver receives a voltage signal from a sensor that detects an elastic wave generated from a structure. The time information generator generates time information having a bit length based on a measurement continuing time period of the structure, a propagation velocity of the elastic wave, and a position identification accuracy of a generation source of the elastic wave. The processor generates detection information in which feature amount information that indicates a feature of the voltage signal and the time information that indicates a reception time of the voltage signal are in association with each other. The communicator transmits the detection information to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Usui, Kazuo Watabe, Akihiro Kasahara, Takahiro Omori
  • Publication number: 20190302061
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for arranging a detection device for a structure is provided. The structure includes a member; a trough rib provided on an opposite side of the member; and a welded portion that is provided along an end of the trough rib facing the member and fixes the member and the trough rib. The method includes: attaching, to the trough rib, a plurality of acoustic emission sensors so as to be separated from each other in a direction in which the welded portion extends, wherein the following relationship is satisfied: ?20 degrees<?<20 degrees, where ? denotes an angle between a line connecting any given two adjacent acoustic emission sensors of the plurality of the acoustic emission sensors and a reference line extending in the direction in which the welded portion extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takashi Usui, Kazuo Watabe, Takahiro Omori, Hidefumi Tkamne, Akihiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10365250
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a detection device is used for a structure. The structure includes: a first member; a second member provided on an opposite side of the first member; and a welded portion that is provided along an end of the second member facing the first member and fixes the first member and the second member. The detection device include: a plurality of acoustic emission sensors that are disposed so as to be spaced apart from each other in a direction in which the welded portion extends and are configured to detect an elastic wave transmitted to the second member, each acoustic emission sensor being attached to the second member; and an outputter that outputs information, obtained from outputs of the plurality of the acoustic emission sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Usui, Kazuo Watabe, Takahiro Omori, Hidefumi Takamine, Akihiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10234429
    Abstract: According to embodiments, a sensor includes a structure body, a container, a liquid and a sensing unit. The structure body includes a supporter, and a film unit. The film unit includes a first region. The first region includes a first end portion supported by the supporter, and a first portion being displaceable. The film unit includes an opening. The container is connected to the structure body. A first space is defined between the film unit and the container. The liquid is provided inside the first space. The sensing unit senses a displacement of the first portion accompanying a displacement of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Isao Shimoyama, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Binh Khiem Nguyen, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Minh Dung Nguyen, Hiroto Tamura, Quang Khang Pham, Takahiro Omori, Osamu Nishimura, Akihiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10018597
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a detection system detects deterioration of a rope through at least one sheave. The system includes a plurality of sensors and a calculator. The sensors are configured to detect an elastic wave generated from the rope and convert the elastic wave into a detection signal. At least one of the sensors is installed near an end portion of the rope. At least one of the sensors is installed at the sheave. The calculator is configured to calculate a position of the rope where the elastic wave has been generated, based on a propagating speed of the elastic wave, time difference information of a plurality of detected times of the elastic waves detected by the respective sensors, and positional information indicating positions of the respective sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Junko Hirokawa, Kazuo Watabe, Takahiro Omori, Takashi Usui, Osamu Nishimura, Akihiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 9921188
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a detection system includes a plurality of sensor nodes and a sensor module. The plurality of sensor nodes detects sound waves generated from a prestressed concrete and converts the detected sound waves into detection signals. The sensor module is connected to the plurality of sensor nodes and receives the detection signals. The plurality of sensor nodes includes the sensor nodes in an operating state and the sensor nodes in a dormant state in which power consumption is held down as compared to the operating state. When magnitude of the detection signals is equal to or greater than a first threshold value, the sensor module switches the sensor node in the dormant state to the operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hidefumi Takamine, Kazuo Watabe, Takahiro Omori, Takashi Usui, Junko Hirokawa, Akihiro Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20170138910
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a detection device is provided in a structure. The structure is constituted of: a first member; a second member provided on an opposite side of the first member; and a welded portion that is provided along an end of the second member facing the first member and fixes the first member and the second member. The detection device include: a plurality of acoustic emission sensors that are disposed so as to be separated from each other in a direction in which the welded portion extends and are configured to detect an elastic wave transmitted to the second member, each acoustic emission sensor being attached to the second member; and an outputter that outputs information, obtained from outputs of the plurality of the acoustic emission sensors, to an outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Takashi USUI, Kazuo WATABE, Takahiro OMORI, Hidefumi TAKAMINE, Akihiro KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20170003313
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a structure body, a first flexible unit, and a first sensing unit. The structure body includes a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is linked to the first portion. The first portion is displaced along a first direction intersecting a direction connecting the first portion and the second portion. The second portion is displaced along a second direction according to the displacement of the first portion. The second direction intersects the first direction. The first flexible unit deforms along the second direction according to the displacement of the second portion along the second direction. The first sensing unit senses the deformation of the first flexible unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Takahiro OMORI, Kazuo WATABE, Osamu NISHIMURA, Akihiro KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20160327523
    Abstract: According to embodiments, a sensor includes a structure body, a container, a liquid and a sensing unit. The structure body includes a supporter, and a film unit. The film unit includes a first region. The first region includes a first end portion supported by the supporter, and a first portion being displaceable. The film unit includes an opening. The container is connected to the structure body. A first space is defined between the film unit and the container. The liquid is provided inside the first space. The sensing unit senses a displacement of the first portion accompanying a displacement of the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Isao SHIMOYAMA, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Binh Khiem Nguyen, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Minh Dung Nguyen, Hiroto Tamura, Quang Khang Pham, Takahiro Omori, Osamu Nishimura, Akihiro Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20160282311
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a detection system detects deterioration of a rope through at least one sheave. The system includes a plurality of sensors and a calculator. The sensors are configured to detect an elastic wave generated from the rope and convert the elastic wave into a detection signal. At least one of the sensors is installed near an end portion of the rope. At least one of the sensors is installed at the sheave. The calculator is configured to calculate a position of the rope where the elastic wave has been generated, based on a propagating speed of the elastic wave, time difference information of a plurality of detected times of the elastic waves detected by the respective sensors, and positional information indicating positions of the respective sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Junko HIROKAWA, Kazuo WATABE, Takahiro OMORI, Takashi USUI, Osamu NISHIMURA, Akihiro KASAHARA
  • Patent number: 9355045
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory chip, which is connected to a controller that controls reading and writing of data in response to a request from an external device, includes: a memory including a special area that is a predetermined data storage area; a key storage unit that stores therein a second key that corresponds to a first key used by the external device to convert the data; a converting unit that receives, from the controller, data to be written into the special area and generates converted data by converting the data to be written using the second key; and a writing unit that writes the converted data into the special area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Toru Kambayashi, Akihiro Kasahara, Shinichi Matsukawa, Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Taku Kato, Hiroshi Sukegawa, Yoshihiko Hirose, Atsushi Shimbo, Koichi Fujisaki
  • Publication number: 20160139084
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a signal processing apparatus includes a receiver, a time information generator, a processor, and a communicator. The receiver receives a voltage signal from a sensor that detects an elastic wave generated from a structure. The time information generator generates time information having a bit length based on a measurement continuing time period of the structure, a propagation velocity of the elastic wave, and a position identification accuracy of a generation source of the elastic wave. The processor generates detection information in which feature amount information that indicates a feature of the voltage signal and the time information that indicates a reception time of the voltage signal are in association with each other. The communicator transmits the detection information to a server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Takashi USUI, Kazuo Watabe, Akihiro Kasahara, Takahiro Omori
  • Publication number: 20160084803
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a detection system includes a plurality of sensor nodes and a sensor module. The plurality of sensor nodes detects sound waves generated from a prestressed concrete and converts the detected sound waves into detection signals. The sensor module is connected to the plurality of sensor nodes and receives the detection signals. The plurality of sensor nodes includes the sensor nodes in an operating state and the sensor nodes in a dormant state in which power consumption is held down as compared to the operating state. When magnitude of the detection signals is equal to or greater than a first threshold value, the sensor module switches the sensor node in the dormant state to the operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Hidefumi TAKAMINE, Kazuo WATABE, Takahiro OMORI, Takashi USUI, Junko HIROKAWA, Akihiro KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20150312043
    Abstract: To reduce a load on a user terminal imposed when verifying signature data and at the same time reduce a load on a server, a signature key matrix KM includes a plurality of signature keys Ki-j arranged in a matrix structure of m rows and n columns, and is stored in a signature key matrix database 21. A correspondence relationship between a signature key set CK which is an aggregate of any signature keys selected from the n columns respectively and a user terminal 30 is stored in a correspondence relationship information database 22. A signature data generating unit 24 generates signature data having a matrix structure by encrypting a content digest D generated based on content data C by n number of signature keys included in the signature key matrix KM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suu, Akira Miura, Akihiro Kasahara, Shinichi Matsukawa
  • Publication number: 20150261941
    Abstract: A recording device configured to store content data in an encrypted manner, the recording device comprises a memory unit which stores various data, and a controller which controls the memory unit. The controller possesses a controller key and unique identification information, and is configured to generate a controller-unique key unique for each controller in accordance with the controller key and the identification information. The memory unit stores an MKB generated by encrypting a medium key with a device key set that is a collection of a plurality of device keys, an encrypted device key set generated by encrypting the device key set with the controller-unique key, and a device-key-set index which uniquely identifies the device key set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinichi MATSUKAWA, Taku Kato, Akihiro Kasahara, Hiroshi Suu, Atsushi Kondo, Jun Sato, Akira Miura, Hiroyuki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20150234752
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory chip, which is connected to a controller that controls reading and writing of data in response to a request from an external device, includes: a memory including a special area that is a predetermined data storage area; a key storage unit that stores therein a second key that corresponds to a first key used by the external device to convert the data; a converting unit that receives, from the controller, data to be written into the special area and generates converted data by converting the data to be written using the second key; and a writing unit that writes the converted data into the special area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toru KAMBAYASHI, Akihiro KASAHARA, Shinichi MATSUKAWA, Hiroyuki SAKAMOTO, Taku KATO, Hiroshi SUKEGAWA, Yoshihiko HIROSE, Atsushi SHIMBO, Koichi FUJISAKI
  • Patent number: 9083512
    Abstract: A recording device configured to store content data in an encrypted manner, the recording device comprises a memory unit which stores various data, and a controller which controls the memory unit. The controller possesses a controller key and unique identification information, and is configured to generate a controller-unique key unique for each controller in accordance with the controller key and the identification information. The memory unit stores an MKB generated by encrypting a medium key with a device key set that is a collection of a plurality of device keys, an encrypted device key set generated by encrypting the device key set with the controller-unique key, and a device-key-set index which uniquely identifies the device key set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shinichi Matsukawa, Taku Kato, Akihiro Kasahara, Hiroshi Suu, Atsushi Kondo, Jun Sato, Akira Miura, Hiroyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9053062
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory chip, which is connected to a controller that controls reading and writing of data in response to a request from an external device, includes: a memory including a special area that is a predetermined data storage area; a key storage unit that stores therein a second key that corresponds to a first key used by the external device to convert the data; a converting unit that receives, from the controller, data to be written into the special area and generates converted data by converting the data to be written using the second key; and a writing unit that writes the converted data into the special area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Toru Kambayashi, Akihiro Kasahara, Shinichi Matsukawa, Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Taku Kato, Hiroshi Sukegawa, Yoshihiko Hirose, Atsushi Shimbo, Koichi Fujisaki