Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kosugi

Hiroshi Kosugi 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: 20200288048
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus to which a module having a predetermined function can be attached, the apparatus comprises a connecting unit configured to attach the module, a heat transfer unit configured to exchange heat with the module, a communication unit configured to communicate with the module, and a control unit configured to control a heat dissipation state of a system including the image capture apparatus and the module on the basis of information pertaining to heat dissipation performance of the module and position information pertaining to an attachment position of the module, the information having been acquired by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hironobu Makara, Tadanori Saito, Kazuaki Maruhashi, Takamichi Kosugi, Takutomi Ogawa, Tsubasa Nakatani, Naohiro Arai, Manabu Abe, Takeshi Hamada, Manami Gunji, Yuya Nagata, Yuta Nakamura, Hiroshi Yano
  • Publication number: 20200233036
    Abstract: The present invention provides a determination apparatus (10) having: an acquisition unit (12) that acquires a state value indicating the status of a power storage system; and a determination unit (11) that determines whether or not maintenance has been performed for the power storage system, on the basis of a temporal change of the state value. For example, when the temporal change of the state value is changed from the previous trend, the determination unit (11) determines that maintenance has been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Patent number: 10691178
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, a control method, and a program can more accurately distinguish a vibration added to a chassis from the detected vibration. The information processing apparatus includes a first chassis in which at least one first vibration detecting unit is provided; a second chassis in which at least one second vibration detecting unit is provided, a face of the second chassis overlapping with a face of the first chassis; and a controller. The controller determines a contact state of the first chassis based on relative characteristics of a first vibration that is a vibration detected by the first vibration detecting unit with respect to a second vibration that is a vibration detected by the second vibration detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Itoh, Fusanobu Nakamura, Kazuhiro Kosugi, Koji Kawakita
  • Publication number: 20200144825
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a power convertor includes a buck-boost circuit; a switch driver, a switching controller, and a positive input terminal and a negative input terminal. In maximum power-point tracking, the switching controller causes the buck-boost circuit to stop outputting the output voltage, and varies the voltage value of the input voltage in a given range, which is from a lower-limit voltage value at which the switch driver is operable, by switching between the positive input terminal and the negative input terminal while varying a duty factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akifumi KOSUGI, Hiroshi OKAWA, Yoshitugu llJIMA, Masataka SASHIKATA, Yoji IMAI
  • Publication number: 20200144918
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a power convertor includes a buck-boost circuit to be applied with an input voltage to convert the input voltage into an output voltage for output, the input voltage being generated by a power generation module that generates direct-current power; a switching controller that executes maximum power-point tracking to control power conversion of the buck-boost circuit such that the power generation module generates maximum direct-current power; and a mode controller that causes the switching controller to execute the maximum power-point tracking when an input current from the power generation module is larger than a preset current threshold, and when the input current is equal to or less than the current threshold, causes the switching controller to stop the maximum power-point tracking, and cause the buck-boost circuit to output the input voltage as the output voltage without the power conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akifumi KOSUGI, Hiroshi OKAWA, Yoshitugu llJIMA, Masataka SASHIKATA, Yoji IMAI
  • Publication number: 20190369165
    Abstract: According to the present invention, provided is a management device (10) including: a collection unit (11) that collects failure information indicating that a failure has occurred in each of a plurality of power storage systems; a computing unit (12) that computes a failure rate in a group in which the power storage systems each having a predetermined matter in common are collected; and an estimation unit (13) that estimates a characteristic of the failure indicated by the failure information, on the basis of the failure rate and a reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Yusuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190341783
    Abstract: The present invention provides a determination apparatus (10) including a regular information obtaining unit (11) (information obtaining unit) that obtains first information indicating plural components, included in an energy storage system, associated with each energy storage system, an object information obtaining unit (12) that obtains object information indicating the plural components included in the energy storage system to be verified; and a determination unit (13) that determines whether or not a configuration of the energy storage system to be verified is regular on the basis of the first information and the object information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190324094
    Abstract: This invention provides a monitoring system (10) including a detection unit (11) that detects that a detection value relating to a power storage system satisfies a condition; an identification unit (12) that identifies a type of fault occurring in the power storage system in accordance with the detection of the detection unit (11); and a decision unit (13) that decides an operation continuable time of the power storage system after the type of fault is identified, on the basis of the type of fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190310689
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, a control method, and a program can more accurately distinguish a vibration added to a chassis from the detected vibration. The information processing apparatus includes a first chassis in which at least one first vibration detecting unit is provided; a second chassis in which at least one second vibration detecting unit is provided, a face of the second chassis overlapping with a face of the first chassis; and a controller. The controller determines a contact state of the first chassis based on relative characteristics of a first vibration that is a vibration detected by the first vibration detecting unit with respect to a second vibration that is a vibration detected by the second vibration detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: HIROSHI ITOH, FUSANOBU NAKAMURA, KAZUHIRO KOSUGI, KOJI KAWAKITA
  • Publication number: 20190280496
    Abstract: This invention provides a technique for suppressing deterioration in the value of a power storage system. This invention provides a monitoring system comprising: a detection unit that detects that a detection value related to a power storage system satisfies a condition; a specifying unit that specifies the type of prohibited action executed in the power storage system that satisfies the condition; and a determination unit that, on the basis of the specified type of prohibited action, calculates the life of the power storage system and/or determines the time over which the power storage system can keep operating after the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Publication number: 20190157893
    Abstract: The present invention provides a determination apparatus (10) including: a target information obtaining unit (12) that obtains current position information of an energy storage system; a regular information obtaining unit (11) (position information obtaining unit) that obtains installation position associated with each energy storage system; and a determination unit (13) that determines whether or not the energy storage system is installed at the installation position on the basis of the current position information of the energy storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro KOSUGI, Hiroshi HANAFUSA, Hideki TANABE, Yusuke MORI
  • Patent number: 10264953
    Abstract: An exemplary optical device for stereoscopic imaging that includes an aperture unit. The aperture unite may be configured to adjust an aperture value of first and second aperture portions while maintaining a binocular disparity between a first alignment location of the first aperture portion and a second alignment location of the second aperture portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kosugi, Masahito Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10185138
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment an imaging system is provided. The system includes a lens tube; a first polarizing filter; and a second polarizing filter; wherein the first polarizing filter and the second polarizing filter are adjacent each other, and wherein a polarizing imparted by the first polarizing filter is different from a polarizing imparted by the second polarizing filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kosugi, Shuzo Sato, Eiji Otani, Mitsuru Sato
  • Publication number: 20170003494
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment an imaging system is provided. The system includes a lens tube; a first polarizing filter; and a second polarizing filter; wherein the first polarizing filter and the second polarizing filter are adjacent each other, and wherein a polarizing imparted by the first polarizing filter is different from a polarizing imparted by the second polarizing filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kosugi, Shuzo Sato, Eiji Otani, Mitsuru Sato
  • Publication number: 20130338439
    Abstract: An exemplary optical device for stereoscopic imaging that includes an aperture unit. The aperture unite may be configured to adjust an aperture value of first and second aperture portions while maintaining a binocular disparity between a first alignment location of the first aperture portion and a second alignment location of the second aperture portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kosugi, Masahito Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 7030910
    Abstract: A wireless camera 11 includes a main body unit 16, encoding/transmission unit 17, and a battery unit 18. The encoding/transmission unit 17 includes a encoding/modulation unit 23 for performing MPEG 2 encoding and OFDM modulation, frequency converter 27, high-frequency amplifier 28, and a transmission antenna 19. The main body unit 16, encoding/transmission unit 17, and battery unit 18 are unitedly configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Ishizaka, Hiroshi Kosugi
  • Patent number: 6798756
    Abstract: A central broadcast station implements processing at a SDTI decoder unit 385, a MPEG decoder unit 387, a first editing system 389, and a MPEG encoder unit 373, etc. under control of a network computer 371 to SDTI bit stream obtained through a satellite 3811 from field site (not shown) to convert it into SDTI bit streams at a SDTI encoder unit 374 thereafter to multiplex them at a multiplexing unit 375 to send out it to a regional broadcast station through a satellite 3812.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kosugi
  • Publication number: 20030107655
    Abstract: A wireless camera 11 includes a main body unit 16, encoding/transmission unit 17, and a battery unit 18. The encoding/transmission unit 17 includes a encoding/modulation unit 23 for performing MPEG 2 encoding and OFDM modulation, frequency converter 27, high-frequency amplifier 28, and a transmission antenna 19. The main body unit 16, encoding/transmission unit 17, and battery unit 18 are unitedly configured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventors: Kazuo Ishizaka, Hiroshi Kosugi
  • Patent number: 6005633
    Abstract: A signal transmitting-receiving system which has a signal transmitting side system constructed by signal transmitter T1, voice processor T2 and signal receiver T3 and also has a signal receiving side system constructed by signal receiver R1, synthesis circuit R4, signal transmitter R5 and delay circuit R3. The signal transmitting-receiving system is constructed such that no processing for making a video signal coincide with a voice used in communication using voices in position on a time axis is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kosugi
  • Patent number: 4321585
    Abstract: A digital-to-analog converter which is effective for an interpolative decoder for decoding a linear PCM signal is disclosed. An output signal of a binary rate multiplier which develops signals of several less-significant bits of the linear PCM signal onto a time axis is directly applied to a driver circuit, by which is driven the segment of a ladder resistance network corresponding to the least significant bit, the ladder resistance network having segments corresponding to signals of several more-significant bits of the linear PCM signal. Thus, an adder for the digital addition between the output signal of the binary rate multiplier and the signals of the several more-significant bits is dispensed with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kosugi, Kunio Imai