Patents by Inventor Asami Yoshida

Asami Yoshida 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: 9866024
    Abstract: An energy control device, an energy management device, an energy control method, and an energy management system are provided. The energy management system includes the energy management device and the energy control device. The energy management device includes an electric power management unit configured to generate an instruction specifying a supply destination for electric power generated by an electric power generator, and includes a communication unit configured to transmit the instruction to the energy control device. The energy control device includes a power conditioner configured to distribute the electric power to the supply destination based on the instruction, and includes a control unit configured to control an operation of the power conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi
  • Patent number: 9543785
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrical-charging/discharging control apparatus composing an electric-power accumulation facility in conjunction with an electric-power accumulation battery and including: a communication section configured to receive a command to carry out either of electrical charging and discharging operations on the electric-power accumulation battery from an electric-power management apparatus for managing the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery; a control section configured to control the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery on the basis of the command; and a power conditioner for supplying electric power from an electric-power network to the electric-power accumulation battery and transferring electric power accumulated in the electric-power accumulation battery to the electric-power network in accordance with control carried out by the control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi
  • Publication number: 20160313754
    Abstract: A power control device forms energy storage equipment together with a storage battery. The power control device includes: a communication portion that communicates with a power management device, which manages charge and discharge of the storage battery; a power conditioner that supplies electricity to a predetermined destination for supply; a control portion that controls operation of the power conditioner based on instructions from the power management device that are received by the communication portion; and an authentication processing portion that performs authentication processing with the power management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Masanobu KATAGI, Masakazu UKITA, Shiho MORIAI, Asami YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9386101
    Abstract: There is provided an analysis server including a first verifying unit that analyzes data acquired from a local power management system composed of an electronic appliance provided with a sensor and a power management apparatus managing power supply to the electronic appliance connected to a power network, by using history information of the local power management system or data acquired from another local power management system with a power usage state similar to that of the local power management system, a second verifying unit that analyzes the data acquired from the local power management system, by using an estimated value calculated by simulation using characteristics information and/or specification information of the electronic appliance, and a control unit that controls the first verifying unit and the second verifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Kawamoto, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9350051
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery cell that can certainly prevent detachment of an integrated circuit from the secondary battery cell and attachment of the integrated circuit to another secondary battery cell, a battery pack including such secondary battery cells, and an electric power consumption device including such a battery pack. A secondary battery cell 20 of the present invention includes an integrated circuit (an IC chip) 50 that has stored identification information, and the integrated circuit 50 is driven by power from the secondary battery cell. A battery pack of the present invention includes secondary battery cells each including an integrated circuit (an IC chip) that has stored identification information, and the integrated circuits are driven by power from the secondary battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Teramoto, Shinichi Uesaka, Atsushi Ozawa, Kazuo Nakamura, Asami Yoshida, Toru Akishita, Shiho Moriai
  • Patent number: 9343905
    Abstract: A power control device forms energy storage equipment together with a storage battery. The power control device includes: a communication portion that communicates with a power management device, which manages charge and discharge of the storage battery; a power conditioner that supplies electricity to a predetermined destination for supply; a control portion that controls operation of the power conditioner based on instructions from the power management device that are received by the communication portion; and an authentication processing portion that performs authentication processing with the power management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanobu Katagi, Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Asami Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9263916
    Abstract: There is provided a power management system including a power receiving unit for receiving power from outside according to consumption of power, an electrical storage unit for storing the power received by the power receiving unit, and a discharge control unit for controlling a second power amount discharged from the electrical storage unit so that a first power amount provided by the power receiving unit attains a predetermined time-series pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Seiichi Matsuda, Yu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150214776
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrical-charging/discharging control apparatus composing an electric-power accumulation facility in conjunction with an electric-power accumulation battery and including: a communication section configured to receive a command to carry out either of electrical charging and discharging operations on the electric-power accumulation battery from an electric-power management apparatus for managing the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery; a control section configured to control the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery on the basis of the command; and a power conditioner for supplying electric power from an electric-power network to the electric-power accumulation battery and transferring electric power accumulated in the electric-power accumulation battery to the electric-power network in accordance with control carried out by the control section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu UKITA, Asami YOSHIDA, Shiho MORIAI, Masanobu KATAGI
  • Patent number: 9085241
    Abstract: There is provided a power management apparatus including: a managed appliance registering unit carrying out authentication on an electronic appliance connected to a power network and registering an electronic appliance for which the authentication has succeeded as a managed appliance, a control unit controlling operation of the managed appliance and supplying of power to the managed appliance, a managed appliance information acquiring unit acquiring, from the managed appliance, as managed appliance information, at least any of appliance information including identification information that is unique to the electronic appliance, information indicating an operation state of the electronic appliance, information indicating an usage state of the electronic appliance and power information of the electronic appliance, and an appliance state judging unit judging a state of the managed appliance based on the managed appliance information acquired by the managed appliance information acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Yohei Kawamoto, Masakazu Ukita, Yu Tanaka, Asami Yoshida, Masanobu Katagi, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9035598
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrical-charging/discharging control apparatus composing an electric-power accumulation facility in conjunction with an electric-power accumulation battery and including: a communication section configured to receive a command to carry out either of electrical charging and discharging operations on the electric-power accumulation battery from an electric-power management apparatus for managing the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery; a control section configured to control the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery on the basis of the command; and a power conditioner for supplying electric power from an electric-power network to the electric-power accumulation battery and transferring electric power accumulated in the electric-power accumulation battery to the electric-power network in accordance with control carried out by the control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi
  • Patent number: 9021274
    Abstract: There is provided a power management apparatus including: a managed appliance registering unit carrying out authentication on an electronic appliance connected to a power network and registering an electronic appliance for which the authentication has succeeded as a managed appliance, a control unit controlling operation of the managed appliance and supplying of power to the managed appliance, a managed appliance information acquiring unit acquiring, from the managed appliance, as managed appliance information, at least any of appliance information including identification information that is unique to the electronic appliance, information indicating an operation state of the electronic appliance, information indicating an usage state of the electronic appliance and power information of the electronic appliance, and an appliance state judging unit judging a state of the managed appliance based on the managed appliance information acquired by the managed appliance information acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Yohei Kawamoto, Masakazu Ukita, Yu Tanaka, Asami Yoshida, Masanobu Katagi, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8968094
    Abstract: There is provided a power management apparatus including a game service providing unit providing, to an electronic appliance, a service using game contents whose theme is power. The game service providing unit includes a game control unit controlling execution of the game contents, a real world constructing unit constructing a setting of a game reflecting a real-world environment, based on managed appliance information stored in a database, and a virtual world constructing unit constructing a setting of the game reflecting a virtual environment, based on a setting set in advance in the game contents. The game control unit is operable to initialize the game contents by combining the setting of the game constructed by the real world constructing unit and the setting of the game constructed by the virtual world constructing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Asami Yoshida, Masanobu Katagi, Shiho Moriai, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Yohei Kawamoto, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8914638
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic watermark generating apparatus including an appliance characterizing information generating unit that generates appliance characterizing information that characterizes an electronic appliance, by using physical data acquired by a sensor that measures characteristics of the electronic appliance, an electronic watermark generating unit that generates, in relation to the appliance characterizing information, electronic watermark information that is used for detecting whether information has been tampered with or not, an embedded position deciding unit that analyzes the appliance characterizing information, and decides an embedded position for the electronic watermark information in the appliance characterizing information, and an electronic watermark embedding unit that embeds the electronic watermark information generated by the electronic watermark generating unit in a position on the appliance characterizing information decided by the embedded position deciding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Kawamoto, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yu Tanaka, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8683236
    Abstract: There is provided an outlet expansion apparatus including a first connection outlet to which an electronic appliance is to be connected, a second connection outlet that is for connecting to a power supply outlet that is to be a supply source of power, and a delegate authentication unit that carries out, in a case the electronic appliance not having a function of carrying out authentication with a power management apparatus managing an amount of power to be supplied to the electronic appliance is connected to the first connection outlet and the power supply outlet is connected to the second connection outlet, authentication to be carried out on the power management apparatus by the electronic appliance connected to the first connection outlet on behalf of the electronic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Yu Tanaka, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Seiichi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20130244062
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery cell that can certainly prevent detachment of an integrated circuit from the secondary battery cell and attachment of the integrated circuit to another secondary battery cell, a battery pack including such secondary battery cells, and an electric power consumption device including such a battery pack. A secondary battery cell 20 of the present invention includes an integrated circuit (an IC chip) 50 that has stored identification information, and the integrated circuit 50 is driven by power from the secondary battery cell. A battery pack of the present invention includes secondary battery cells each including an integrated circuit (an IC chip) that has stored identification information, and the integrated circuits are driven by power from the secondary battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Teramoto, Shinichi Uesaka, Atsushi Ozawa, Kazuo Nakamura, Asami Yoshida, Toru Akishita, Shiho Moriai
  • Patent number: 8364961
    Abstract: Provided is a method where a power management apparatus (a) acquires, from a server managed by a manufacturer of an electronic appliance, a public key paired with a secret key that the electronic appliance and the server hold, (b) generates a ciphertext by generating a random number and encrypting the random number by the public key, and (c) transmits the ciphertext to the electronic appliance and the server, where the electronic appliance (d) restores the random number by decrypting the ciphertext transmitted in (c), (e) causes an electrical part to operate, based on the random number, and (f) transmits to the server the value of current flowing through the electrical part, and where the server (g) restores the random number by decrypting the ciphertext transmitted in (c), (h) calculates the value of current to flow through the electrical part based on the random number, and (i) compares values of current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Tanaka, Masakazu Ukita, Yohei Kawamoto, Seiichi Matsuda, Tomoyuki Asano, Masanobu Katagi, Shiho Moriai, Asami Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20130015708
    Abstract: An energy control device, an energy management device, an energy control method, and an energy management system are provided. The energy management system includes the energy management device and the energy control device. The energy management device includes an electric power management unit configured to generate an instruction specifying a supply destination for electric power generated by an electric power generator, and includes a communication unit configured to transmit the instruction to the energy control device. The energy control device includes a power conditioner configured to distribute the electric power to the supply destination based on the instruction, and includes a control unit configured to control an operation of the power conditioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi
  • Publication number: 20120310428
    Abstract: A power control device forms energy storage equipment together with a storage battery. The power control device includes: a communication portion that communicates with a power management device, which manages charge and discharge of the storage battery; a power conditioner that supplies electricity to a predetermined destination for supply; a control portion that controls operation of the power conditioner based on instructions from the power management device that are received by the communication portion; and an authentication processing portion that performs authentication processing with the power management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masanobu Katagi, Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Asami Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120286723
    Abstract: There is provided a power management system including a power receiving unit for receiving power from outside according to consumption of power, an electrical storage unit for storing the power received by the power receiving unit, and a discharge control unit for controlling a second power amount discharged from the electrical storage unit so that a first power amount provided by the power receiving unit attains a predetermined time-series pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Asami Yoshida, Tomoyuki Asano, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi, Yohei Kawamoto, Seiichi Matsuda, Yu Tanaka
  • Patent number: RE45696
    Abstract: An activity-area/time-frame weighting table indicates the likelihood of where a user is most likely to be in a certain time frame, and weighting (the number of points) is set depending on times frames, which are divided into weekdays and weekends. The activity pattern may be obtained through the user's application at the time of registration, or may be obtained by detecting the locations of the user for a predetermined period, such as for one week, using a GPS or PHS. For example, when a user is mostly likely to be on the route to the company from home in the time frame of commuting hours on a weekday, the weighting is set low. Based on an area and time frame in which a corresponding credit card or the like is used, the number of points is determined, and is then used to set an authentication level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Asami Yoshida, Takuya Iwamoto