Patents by Inventor Akira Shichi

Akira Shichi 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: 10876851
    Abstract: An environment adjustment system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information of an environment related to a user, a drafting unit configured to draft an action plan to recommend to the user based on the environmental information, a transmission unit configured to transmit the action plan to the user's terminal, and a confirming unit configured to confirm whether the user has performed the action plan. When the drafting unit drafts a new action plan for another user or for the user, it drafts the new action plan using a result of the confirmation by the confirming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Iwai, Koji Yamada, Marie Ishikawa, Akinori Sato, Hiroyuki Yamada, Akira Shichi, Masanori Ishigaki, Shuji Tomura, Kenji Ito, Reiko Makino, Keisuke Ichige
  • Patent number: 10846786
    Abstract: A storage battery module rental system includes a storage battery module prepared in each providing point that is dispersedly distributed and that can be rented to a user, an acquisition unit configured to acquire individual information of a plurality of the users and module information from the storage battery module, the user being a rentee candidate of the storage battery module, a determining unit configured to determine an incentive given for renting the storage battery module based on the individual information and the module information in such a way that the incentive could differ for each user; and a notifying unit configured to notify the user of the incentive determined by the determining unit for each of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Iwai, Koji Yamada, Marie Ishikawa, Akinori Sato, Masanori Ishigaki, Shuji Tomura, Shigeaki Goto, Makoto Kusakabe, Tomoki Nishi, Akira Shichi, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190195646
    Abstract: An environment adjustment system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information of an environment related to a user, a drafting unit configured to draft an action plan to recommend to the user based on the environmental information, a transmission unit configured to transmit the action plan to the user's terminal, and a confirming unit configured to confirm whether the user has performed the action plan. When the drafting unit drafts a new action plan for another user or for the user, it drafts the new action plan using a result of the confirmation by the confirming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi IWAI, Koji YAMADA, Marie ISHIKAWA, Akinori SATO, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Akira SHICHI, Masanori ISHIGAKI, Shuji TOMURA, Kenji ITO, Reiko MAKINO, Keisuke ICHIGE
  • Publication number: 20190197608
    Abstract: A storage battery module rental system includes a storage battery module prepared in each providing point that is dispersedly distributed and that can be rented to a user, an acquisition unit configured to acquire individual information of a plurality of the users and module information from the storage battery module, the user being a rentee candidate of the storage battery module, a determining unit configured to determine an incentive given for renting the storage battery module based on the individual information and the module information in such a way that the incentive could differ for each user; and a notifying unit configured to notify the user of the incentive determined by the determining unit for each of the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi IWAI, Koji YAMADA, Marie ISHIKAWA, Akinori SATO, Masanori ISHIGAKI, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Makoto KUSAKABE, Tomoki NISHI, Akira SHICHI, Hiroyuki YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190193573
    Abstract: A traveling energy distribution system includes a plurality of supply facilities each of which is able to supply traveling energy to a vehicle, an information acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a vehicle, vehicle information relevant to an amount of traveling energy remaining in the vehicle and acquire, from each of the plurality of supply facilities, supply facility information relevant to an amount of traveling energy that can be supplied from that supply facility, and a determination unit configured to determine a transfer source supply facility and a transfer destination supply facility for traveling energy to be transferred from among the plurality of supply facilities and determine an amount of the traveling energy to be transferred based on the vehicle information and the supply facility information acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi IWAI, Koji YAMADA, Marie ISHIKAWA, Akinori SATO, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Akira SHICHI, Masanori ISHIGAKI, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Hajime MURATA, Kenji ITO, Reiko MAKINO, Keisuke ICHIGE
  • Patent number: 9297287
    Abstract: An exhaust gas control apparatus includes a control device controlling a urea addition valve for adding urea from an upstream side of a NOx reduction catalyst. The control device obtains an ammonia adsorption amount distribution through the NOx reduction catalyst. When an ammonia adsorption amount in a predetermined part on a downstream side equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold, the control device controls the urea addition valve to stop the urea supply or reduce the amount thereof. The urea addition valve is controlled based on an adsorption amount distribution obtained from a model on which the catalyst is divided into cells such that an ammonia adsorption amount in a first cell positioned furthest upstream equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold close to a saturation adsorption amount and an ammonia adsorption amount in a second cell positioned downstream of the first cell reaches a predetermined target value smaller than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Shinya Hirota, Shunsuke Toshioka, Akira Mikami, Koichiro Fukuda, Sakutaro Hoshi, Takashi Endo, Ryoichi Hibino, Matsuei Ueda, Akihiko Asano, Takafumi Yamauchi, Akira Shichi, Makoto Koike, Masatoshi Maruyama, Masakazu Sakata
  • Publication number: 20130247543
    Abstract: An exhaust gas control apparatus includes a control device controlling a urea addition valve for adding urea from an upstream side of a NOx reduction catalyst. The control device obtains an ammonia adsorption amount distribution through the NOx reduction catalyst. When an ammonia adsorption amount in a predetermined part on a downstream side equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold, the control device controls the urea addition valve to stop the urea supply or reduce the amount thereof. The urea addition valve is controlled based on an adsorption amount distribution obtained from a model on which the catalyst is divided into cells such that an ammonia adsorption amount in a first cell positioned furthest upstream equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold close to a saturation adsorption amount and an ammonia adsorption amount in a second cell positioned downstream of the first cell reaches a predetermined target value smaller than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Hirota, Shunsuke Toshioka, Akira Mikami, Koichiro Fukuda, Sakutaro Hoshi, Takashi Endo, Ryoichi Hibino, Matsuei Ueda, Akihiko Asano, Takafumi Yamauchi, Akira Shichi, Makoto Koike, Masatoshi Maruyama, Masakazu Sakata