Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Tokunaga

Hiroyuki Tokunaga 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: 10453154
    Abstract: The power adjustment system includes a first estimator, a second estimator, a calculator, a controller, and a determiner. The first estimator estimates power to be consumed by an electric load during an interested period. The second estimator estimates power obtainable from a power supply apparatus during the interested period. The calculator determines a profit in the interested period by calculating a difference between income and a cost. The controller selects one of a first state of supplying power from a power storage apparatus to a power grid and a second state of supplying power from the power storage apparatus to the electric load. The determiner provides an instruction to the controller so as to maximize the profit in the interested period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tokunaga, Seiichi Miyazaki, Naohiro Fukuda, Hiroyuki Kuriyama, Norimasa Ota
  • Publication number: 20190305349
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly are provided, which can efficiently peel an electrode layer from a base material. A manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly of a fuel cell including a pair of electrode layers and an electrolyte membrane, the apparatus including: a transport device which transports the base material on which one cathode electrode layer of the pair of electrode layers is formed and which is connected to a transport sheet via an adhesive layer together with the transport sheet; a transfer device which transfers the one cathode electrode layer to the electrolyte membrane; a peeling device which peels the cathode electrode layer from the base material; and a cooling device having a spraying device which is directed to a start point portion for the peeling and sprays a cooling gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yanagisawa, Takahiro Hirano, Masaaki Kishimoto, Yoshinori Tokunaga, Hiroyuki Nakatsuka, Yo Shimomura
  • Publication number: 20190300536
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heterocyclic compound having an antagonistic action on an NMDA receptor containing the NR2B subunit, and expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of major depression, bipolar disorder, migraine, pain, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the description, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Yuya OGURO, Shigemitsu MATSUMOTO, Takeshi WAKABAYASHI, Norihito TOKUNAGA, Taku KAMEI, Mitsuhiro ITO, Satoshi MIKAMI, Masaki SETO, Shinji MORIMOTO, Shinji NAKAMURA, Sachie TAKASHIMA, Masataka MURAKAMI, Masaki DAINI, Makoto KAMATA, Minoru NAKAMURA, Yasufumi WADA, Hiroyuki KAKEI, Kazuaki TAKAMI, Taisuke TAWARAISHI, Jumpei AIDA, Kouichi IWANAGA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10365677
    Abstract: A power management system includes a receiver, an estimator, an administrator and a determiner. The receiver acquires DR information that includes a reduction value and a target period for requesting a reduction of received power. The estimator estimates, as first power information, power that is consumed by an electric load during the target period. The administrator manages, as second power information, power that can be output from a power supplying apparatus including a power storage apparatus. The determiner determines that a condition for participating in a power trade market is met, when determining that the reduction value is achievable during the target period, based on the first power information and the second power information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tokunaga, Seiichi Miyazaki, Naohiro Fukuda, Hiroyuki Kuriyama, Norimasa Ota
  • Patent number: 10339602
    Abstract: A first estimator estimates first power to be generated by a photovoltaic power generation apparatus during an interested period. A second estimator estimates second power to be consumed by an electric load during the interested period. A power purchasing cost calculator calculates, when there is a shortfall in the first power compared to the second power, a cost to be paid for receiving, from a power grid, power for compensating for the shortfall. A determiner compares an amount of money to be paid to a customer facility in accordance with a trading term when power is supplied from the power storage apparatus to the power grid, with the cost calculated by the power purchasing cost calculator. A controller causes the power storage apparatus to the electric load when the cost to be paid to the customer facility is equal to or less than the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tokunaga, Seiichi Miyazaki, Naohiro Fukuda, Hiroyuki Kuriyama, Norimasa Ota
  • Publication number: 20190156664
    Abstract: A safety driving assistant system according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a server, and a target vehicle receiving safety driving assistance. The server includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from probe vehicles, probe information including information of a time within a predetermined time period and a position of the corresponding probe vehicle at the time; and a tail position calculation unit configured to calculate, based on the probe information acquired by the acquisition unit, a traffic congestion tail position located upstream of a branch point at which a road branches into a plurality of lanes. The safety driving assistant system further includes a recommendation section calculation unit configured to calculate a lane-change recommendation section in which a lane change is recommended, based on the traffic congestion tail position calculated by the tail position calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YAMADA, Shoichi TANADA, Shigeki NISHIMURA, Masataka TOKUNAGA, Hitoshi KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20180095047
    Abstract: A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating board and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting section for supporting detachably the biosensor, plural connecting terminals to be coupled to the respective electrodes, and a driving power supply which applies a voltage to the respective electrodes, and a driving power terminals. One of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to the first and second connecting terminals of the measuring device only when the biosensor is inserted into the measuring device in a given direction, and has a structure such that the electrode becomes conductive between the first and second connecting terminals due to a voltage application by the driving power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20180074007
    Abstract: A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating beard and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting section for supporting detachably the biosensor, plural connecting terminals to be coupled to the respective electrodes, and a driving power supply which applies a voltage to the respective electrodes via the connecting terminals. One of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to the first and second connecting terminals of the measuring device only when the biosensor is inserted into the measuring device in a given direction, and has a structure such that the electrode becomes conductive between the first and second connecting terminals due to a voltage application by the driving power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20180067070
    Abstract: A biosensor is disclosed comprising a support; a conductive layer composed of an electrical conductive material such as a noble metal, for example gold or palladium, and carbon; slits parallel to and perpendicular to the side of the support; working, counter, and detecting electrodes; a spacer which covers the working, counter, and detecting electrodes on the support; a rectangular cutout in the spacer forming a specimen supply path; an inlet to the specimen supply path; a reagent layer formed by applying a reagent containing an enzyme to the working, counter, and detecting electrodes, which are exposed through the cutout in the spacer; and a cover over the spacer. The biosensor can be formed by a simple method, and provides a uniform reagent layer on the electrodes regardless of the reagent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi
  • Patent number: 9797858
    Abstract: A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating board and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting section for supporting detachably the biosensor, plural connecting terminals to be coupled to the respective electrodes, and a driving power supply which applies a voltages to the respective electrodes via the connecting terminals. One of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to the first and second connecting terminals of the measuring device only when the biosensor is inserted into the measuring device in a given direction and has a structure such that the electrode becomes conductive between the first and second connecting terminals due to a voltage application by the driving power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Patent number: 9665872
    Abstract: Provided is a server apparatus capable of flexibly providing provision information of a store in accordance with a time range when the store can be used by a user. The server apparatus, on the basis of store information including at least any one of position information of a store which provide a product or service, use time information of the store and attribute information of the store, and user time range information user time range information indicating a vacant time range of a user, determines a combination in which the user can use the stores within the time range indicated by the user time range information, and transmits the provision information of the store in the determined combination to a terminal device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Mari Sugiyama, Hiroyuki Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 9627943
    Abstract: A motor cooling structure for cooling a motor, which includes a shaft transmitting power and a rotor core attached to an outside of the shaft, by a cooling medium, includes: a cooling medium supply passage that extends to an inside of the shaft in an axial direction of the shaft and passes the cooling medium through the cooling medium supply passage; and a plurality of cooling medium passages that are branched from the cooling medium supply passage to cool the rotor core while flowing the cooling medium without branching the cooling medium in the axial direction and then eject the cooling medium from a plurality of ejection holes opened to a surface of the rotor core, wherein distances from a cooling medium inlet, through which the cooling medium flows into the cooling medium supply passage, to the respective ejection holes are equal between the plurality of cooling medium passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Akira Okabe, Kazuhiro Okamoto, Teiichirou Chiba, Natsuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9583990
    Abstract: An electrical motor that includes a circular stator attached to an inner side of a housing and a rotor disposed at an inner side of the stator in a radial direction, the electrical motor includes: a terminal connected to a power supply cable drawn from a coil of the stator; a terminal box that is attached to the housing and stores the terminal; and an insulating material that is disposed between the terminal box and the terminal and separable from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Ryo Ono, Akira Okabe, Natsuki Watanabe, Teiichirou Chiba
  • Publication number: 20170016846
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a vital information measurement device which measures vital information using a biosensor, with which it is possible to adjudicate more precisely whether a mounted biosensor is usable, and to alleviate inconsistency in measured values therefrom. Specifically, the present invention provides a vital information measurement device comprising: an input terminal to which a biosensor is connected; a voltage application unit which applies a voltage to the input terminal; an adjudication unit which is connected to the input terminal; a control unit which is connected to the adjudication unit; and a display unit which is connected to the control unit. The control unit causes the adjudication unit to carry out a first adjudication, a second adjudication, and a third adjudication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Eriko Yoshioka, Hiroyuki Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 9482636
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a vital information measurement device which measures vital information using a biosensor, with which it is possible to adjudicate more precisely whether a mounted biosensor is usable, and to alleviate inconsistency in measured values therefrom. Specifically, the present invention provides a vital information measurement device comprising: an input terminal to which a biosensor is connected; a voltage application unit which applies a voltage to the input terminal; an adjudication unit which is connected to the input terminal; a control unit which is connected to the adjudication unit; and a display unit which is connected to the control unit. The control unit causes the adjudication unit to carry out a first adjudication, a second adjudication, and a third adjudication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eriko Yoshioka, Hiroyuki Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 9316649
    Abstract: With this biological sample measuring device, the determination section performs measurement at specific intervals in a first measurement period from the start of measurement until a first time, and performs measurement at specific intervals in a second measurement period that comes after the first measurement period, calculates the difference between the measurement values in corresponding specific periods, and finds a plurality of first difference determination values, on the basis of a plurality of current values measured in the first measurement period and a plurality of current values measured in the second measurement period, finds a second difference determination value by finding the difference at specific intervals in the plurality of first difference determination values, and determines whether or not a reagent movement error and/or exposure error of the biological sample measurement sensor has occurred, on the basis of the first and second difference determination values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daiki Mizuoka, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Tsuyoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9252523
    Abstract: An interlock mechanism of a motor, includes a terminal box configured to store a terminal used to connect a power supply cable to the motor; a lid configured to close the terminal box; a fixing member configured to fix the lid to the terminal box; a first connector attached to the lid; a second connector capable of being coupled with the first connector and configured to cover the fixing member in a state that the second connector is coupled with the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Akira Okabe, Teiichirou Chiba
  • Publication number: 20150344929
    Abstract: A biosensor is disclosed comprising a support; a conductive layer composed of an electrical conductive material such as a noble metal, for example gold or palladium, and carbon; slits parallel to and perpendicular to the side of the support; working, counter, and detecting electrodes; a spacer which covers the working, counter, and detecting electrodes on the support; a rectangular cutout in the spacer forming a specimen supply path; an inlet to the specimen supply path; a reagent layer formed by applying a reagent containing an enzyme to the working, counter, and detecting electrodes, which are exposed through the cutout in the spacer; and a cover over the spacer. The biosensor can be formed by a simple method, and provides a uniform reagent layer on the electrodes regardless of the reagent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi
  • Patent number: 9141598
    Abstract: A detector (11) of the present invention detects cessation of input to an input form by a user. A generator (12), when input is started again by the user after the user ceased input, acquires an input status of input to the form by the user that was outputted from a monitor that monitors the input status of the input of the information by the user, estimates a cause for input being ceased by the user based on the input status, and then, based on the estimated cause, generates a new input form for which input conditions have been relaxed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Satoshi Takahashi, Ikuyo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9103772
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to facilitate the extraction of plate-shaped biosensors stored in a container body. More specifically, a body for storing biosensors is provided, the body including: a tube-shaped storage container body having an open upper face; a lid body for covering the upper face opening of the storage container body so that the lid can open and close the upper face opening; and plate-shaped biosensors stored within the tube-shaped container body. The biosensors are each provided with a measurement section disposed at one end thereof; a connection terminal section disposed at the other end thereof; and a connection section disposed between the one end and the other end and electrically connecting the measurement section and the connection terminal section. The biosensors each have a protrusion disposed at an end thereof in the longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teppei Shinno, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Tomoharu Yamamura