Patents by Inventor Hideyuki Ando

Hideyuki Ando 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: 12044239
    Abstract: A storage unit is configured to store a drive electric current of a submersible pump detected by an electric current detection unit. An identification unit is configured to calculate at least one electric current parameter of a plurality of electric current parameter based on the temporal change of the drive electric current and identify an operation state indicating whether there is an abnormality in the submersible pump and a type of an abnormal operation, based on the electric current parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromasa Shimizu, Akihiro Ando, Shiro Fukami, Shogo Ueda, Hideyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 12020577
    Abstract: A technique capable of determining a suitable or optimum exclusive region (bumper) setting value and improving the accuracy and others of ship collision avoidance support and automatic ship maneuvering as a result is provided. A ship maneuvering calculation device 1 calculates setting information of an automatic ship collision avoidance program 3 for achieving a function of an automatic ship collision avoidance device 2 of a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: NIPPON YUSEN KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JAPAN MARINE SCIENCE INC.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ando, Koji Kutsuna, Satoru Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20230186774
    Abstract: A technique capable of determining a suitable or optimum exclusive region (bumper) setting value and improving the accuracy and others of ship collision avoidance support and automatic ship maneuvering as a result is provided. A ship maneuvering calculation device 1 calculates setting information of an automatic ship collision avoidance program 3 for achieving a function of an automatic ship collision avoidance device 2 of a vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Hideyuki ANDO, Koji KUTSUNA, Satoru KUWAHARA
  • Patent number: 11499679
    Abstract: A tank state estimating method of estimating a state in a tank at a predetermined point in time on a sailing course of an LNG carrier is provided. The LNG carrier carrying LNG stored in the tank as a cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON YUSEN KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ando, Yasuhiro Sudo, Tatsuya Kojima, Fumitaka Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200158289
    Abstract: A tank state estimating method of estimating a state in a tank at a predetermined point in time on a sailing course of an LNG carrier is provided. The LNG carrier carrying LNG stored in the tank as a cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki ANDO, Yasuhiro SUDO, Tatsuya KOJIMA, Fumitaka KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10557937
    Abstract: A ship's speed meter for measuring a speed relative to the water of a ship 10, the ship's speed meter including a wave transmitter 1 for emitting a sound wave toward a sea bottom 20, a wave receiver 2 for detecting a plurality of reflected waves, which are reflected waves of the sound wave having been emitted from the wave transmitter 1, reflected by a plurality of reflecting objects 30 positioned at different water depths, and an arithmetic processing unit 4 for calculating a ship's speed relative to the water of the ship 10 based on a frequency difference of the sound wave and the reflected wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON YUSEN KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ando, Masatoshi Hori, Ryo Kakuta
  • Patent number: 10520126
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to propose heat insulating structure which is excellent in thermal insulating properties and higher in strength. The heat insulating structure includes: an aerogel layer including aerogel particles, adhesive, and fibers; and a retainer which is provided to at least one face of the aerogel layer and includes fiber materials and binder resin. Each of the fibers is part of one of the fiber materials included in the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Shibata, Kenta Hosoi, Yasuhiro Hidaka, Hideyuki Ando, Kazuma Kugimiya, Yoshimitsu Ikoma
  • Patent number: 10360814
    Abstract: A motion learning support apparatus displays a teaching-aid video segment and a segment of practice video of a learner alternately on a monitor, the practice video being of the learner who is imitating a motion of the teaching-aid video segment and being taken with an imaging unit. The motion learning support apparatus includes: motion detection unit to detect a motion of the learner and a motion information acquisition unit; an evaluation unit to evaluate similarity of a motion of the learner to a motion in the teaching-aid video segment; and first learning support processing unit to, when the evaluation unit evaluates that the motions are similar, switch the monitor from video taken with the imaging unit to a following teaching-aid video segment. Thereby, vividness of an image due to the illusion effect induced to the learner can be improved, and so the learning effect can be improved for supporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, Daisuke Kondo, Kazutaka Obama, Hiroyuki Izuka
  • Publication number: 20190140121
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes a resin substrate, a first resin layer, photoelectric converters, and a second resin layer. The first resin layer is provided under the resin substrate. The photoelectric converters are provided under the first resin layer. The second resin layer is provided under the first resin layer to penetrate the first resin layer or cover the first resin layer from outside to be glued to the resin substrate. Adjacent photoelectric converters are electrically connected to each other by a connecting member. A tensile modulus of elasticity of the first resin layer is lower than that a tensile modulus of elasticity of the resin substrate and a tensile modulus of elasticity of the second resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi UEDA, Naoki KURIZOE, Yoshimitsu IKOMA, Hideyuki ANDO, Keiichi YAMAZAKI, Toshiyuki SAKUMA, Atsushi FUKUSHIMA, Motohiko SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10266415
    Abstract: A method for producing silica aerogel according to the present invention includes: a solation step of generating a sol by adding monoalkyltrialkoxysilane to an acidic aqueous solution containing silicic acid; and a gelation step of generating a wet gel by gelating the sol. Moreover, the production method includes a drying step of removing a solvent, which is contained in the wet gel, from the wet gel by drying the wet gel at less than a critical temperature of the solvent and at less than a critical pressure of the solvent. Then, the monoalkyltrialkoxysilane is added to the acidic aqueous solution so that an amount of silicon in the monoalkyltrialkoxysilane becomes 1 mol part or more with respect to 1 mol part of an amount of silicon in the acidic aqueous solution containing the silicic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Kugimiya, Takumasa Yamada, Hideyuki Ando
  • Publication number: 20180358492
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes a first resin substrate, a first resin layer provided over the first resin substrate, a second resin layer provided over the first resin layer, a photoelectric converter provided over the second resin layer, and a third resin layer provided over the photoelectric converter and the second resin layer, wherein a tensile modulus of elasticity of the first resin layer is smaller than a tensile modulus of elasticity of each of the resin substrate, the second resin layer, and the third resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi UEDA, Naoki KURIZOE, Yoshimitsu IKOMA, Hideyuki ANDO, Keiichi YAMAZAKI, Motohiko SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10077193
    Abstract: A method for producing a silica aerogel includes a gelation step of adding a monoalkyltrialkoxysilane to an acidic aqueous solution containing a surfactant to prepare a sol, and then gelating the sol to prepare a wet gel. The method further includes a separation step of immersing the wet gel in a solvent mixture of a first solvent and a second solvent immiscible with the first solvent. The first solvent has an ETN value of 0.5 or less, and the second solvent has an ETN value between those of the first solvent and water. The method further includes a drying step of drying the wet gel at a temperature lower than a critical temperature of the first solvent under a pressure lower than a critical pressure of the first solvent to remove the first solvent from the wet gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Kugimiya, Takumasa Yamada, Hideyuki Ando
  • Patent number: 10000262
    Abstract: A terminal device stores ship characteristic data that indicates a relationship between rotation speed and ship speed, and rotation speed and fuel consumption when a ship is navigated under various navigation conditions. If a user inputs data that indicates draft state and wind and wave state on a performance display screen displayed on the terminal device, the terminal device generates relationship data that indicates a relationship between rotation speed and ship speed, and rotation speed and fuel consumption when a ship is navigated under wind and wave states corresponding to the input data and each of a plurality of Beaufort states that are set in the terminal device in advance on the basis of the ship characteristic data. The terminal device displays a graph that displays the relationship between rotation speed, ship speed and fuel consumption for each of a plurality of navigation conditions using the relationship data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ando, Shusaku Ueno
  • Patent number: 9910488
    Abstract: A motion guide display device includes a head-mountable image display device that displays an image, a camera that takes a self image from a first person perspective, an image display processing unit that displays a reference image from a first person perspective as a following target and the self image at the display unit alternately in a time-dividing manner under the condition generating a blending feeling, and a display mode setting unit that lets the image display processing unit operate within the range of cycles (frequencies) and self-other ratios as the condition generating a blending feeling. This can bring the blending feeling with the reference image, and can support the continuation of spontaneous following motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando, Hiroyuki Izuka, Tomoko Yonemura, Daisuke Kondo, Takumi Yokosaka
  • Publication number: 20170101321
    Abstract: A method for producing silica aerogel according to the present invention includes: a solation step of generating a sol by adding monoalkyltrialkoxysilane to an acidic aqueous solution containing silicic acid; and a gelation step of generating a wet gel by gelating the sol. Moreover, the production method includes a drying step of removing a solvent, which is contained in the wet gel, from the wet gel by drying the wet gel at less than a critical temperature of the solvent and at less than a critical pressure of the solvent. Then, the monoalkyltrialkoxysilane is added to the acidic aqueous solution so that an amount of silicon in the monoalkyltrialkoxysilane becomes 1 mol part or more with respect to 1 mol part of an amount of silicon in the acidic aqueous solution containing the silicic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuma KUGIMIYA, Takumasa YAMADA, Hideyuki ANDO
  • Publication number: 20170081201
    Abstract: A method for producing a silica aerogel includes a gelation step of adding a monoalkyltrialkoxysilane to an acidic aqueous solution containing a surfactant to prepare a sol, and then gelating the sol to prepare a wet gel. The method further includes a separation step of immersing the wet gel in a solvent mixture of a first solvent and a second solvent immiscible with the first solvent. The first solvent has an ETN value of 0.5 or less, and the second solvent has an ETN value between those of the first solvent and water. The method further includes a drying step of drying the wet gel at a temperature lower than a critical temperature of the first solvent under a pressure lower than a critical pressure of the first solvent to remove the first solvent from the wet gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuma KUGIMIYA, Takumasa YAMADA, Hideyuki ANDO
  • Publication number: 20160314713
    Abstract: A motion learning support apparatus displays a teaching-aid video segment and a segment of practice video of a learner alternately on a monitor, the practice video being of the learner who is imitating a motion of the teaching-aid video segment and being taken with an imaging unit. The motion learning support apparatus includes: motion detection unit to detect a motion of the learner and a motion information acquisition unit; an evaluation unit to evaluate similarity of a motion of the learner to a motion in the teaching-aid video segment; and first learning support processing unit to, when the evaluation unit evaluates that the motions are similar, switch the monitor from video taken with the imaging unit to a following teaching-aid video segment. Thereby, vividness of an image due to the illusion effect induced to the learner can be improved, and so the learning effect can be improved for supporting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Hideyuki ANDO, Taro MAEDA, Daisuke KONDO, Kazutaka OBAMA, Hiroyuki IZUKA
  • Publication number: 20160229500
    Abstract: A terminal device stores ship characteristic data that indicates a relationship between rotation speed and ship speed, and rotation speed and fuel consumption when a ship is navigated under various navigation conditions. If a user inputs data that indicates draft state and wind and wave state on a performance display screen displayed on the terminal device, the terminal device generates relationship data that indicates a relationship between rotation speed and ship speed, and rotation speed and fuel consumption when a ship is navigated under wind and wave states corresponding to the input data and each of a plurality of Beaufort states that are set in the terminal device in advance on the basis of the ship characteristic data. The terminal device displays a graph that displays the relationship between rotation speed, ship speed and fuel consumption for each of a plurality of navigation conditions using the relationship data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: NIPPON YUSEN KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ando, Shusaku Ueno
  • Publication number: 20160010786
    Abstract: Provided is a heat-insulating molding compound from which a heat-insulating molded article having high strength and excellent thermal insulating properties can be produced. The compound is formed by crushing an aerogel particle coated with an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro HIDAKA, Tetsuji SHIBATA, Kenta HOSOI, Hideyuki ANDO, Kazuma KUGIMIYA, Yoshimitsu IKOMA
  • Publication number: 20160003404
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to propose heat insulating structure which is excellent in thermal insulating properties and higher in strength. The heat insulating structure includes: an aerogel layer including aerogel particles, adhesive, and fibers; and a retainer which is provided to at least one face of the aerogel layer and includes fiber materials and binder resin. Each of the fibers is part of one of the fiber materials included in the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji SHIBATA, Kenta HOSOI, Yasuhiro HIDAKA, Hideyuki ANDO, Kazuma KUGIMIYA, Yoshimitsu IKOMA