Patents by Inventor Kazuyoshi Miyajima

Kazuyoshi Miyajima 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: 10910838
    Abstract: An energy management device comprises a first supply/demand information acquisition unit, a second supply/demand information acquisition unit, and a supply/demand management unit configured to determine, based on the first supply/demand information and the second supply/demand information, at least one of (i) an upper limit value of a power amount that the hydrogen generation system can receive from a power grid during a certain period, (ii) a target value of an amount of hydrogen that the hydrogen generation system generates during the certain period, (iii) an upper limit value of a power amount that each of the one or plurality of tri-generation systems can transmit to the power grid during the certain period, and (iv) a target value of a power amount that each of the one or plurality of tri-generation systems generates during the certain period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Tsuji, Yuji Yamamoto, Jun Ishikawa, Kazuyoshi Miyajima, Takayuki Yamada, Yuiko Koga, Shigeaki Esaka
  • Patent number: 10902594
    Abstract: A medical X-ray image processing apparatus (1) includes a controller (12) configured to acquire positional information of an imaging system (7) based on positional information of positional references (60) and evaluate symmetry of imaging positions of a plurality of X-ray captured images (15) with respect to a reference position (18) on a movement path of the imaging system (7) based on the acquired positional information of the imaging system (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Yamamoto, Takahiro Miyajima, Kazuyoshi Nishino
  • Publication number: 20210021132
    Abstract: An energy management device comprises a first supply/demand information acquisition unit, a second supply/demand information acquisition unit, and a supply/demand management unit configured to determine, based on the first supply/demand information and the second supply/demand information, at least one of (i) an upper limit value of a power amount that the hydrogen generation system can receive from a power grid during a certain period, (ii) a target value of an amount of hydrogen that the hydrogen generation system generates during the certain period, (iii) an upper limit value of a power amount that each of the one or plurality of tri-generation systems can transmit to the power grid during the certain period, and (iv) a target value of a power amount that each of the one or plurality of tri-generation systems generates during the certain period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka TSUJI, Yuji YAMAMOTO, Jun ISHIKAWA, Kazuyoshi MIYAJIMA, Takayuki YAMADA, Yuiko KOGA, Shigeaki ESAKA
  • Publication number: 20210006071
    Abstract: Provided is a supply-and-demand management apparatus including: a result management unit that manages a power supply result indicating a result of power supplied among a plurality of customers of a community; and a deriving unit that derives, based on power supply results from a first customer to other customers from among the plurality of customers, an incentive to supply power from the first customer to a second customer from among the other customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Takayuki YAMADA, Koichiro TAKEMASA, Kazuyoshi MIYAJIMA, Keiichi TAKIKAWA, Yuiko KOGA
  • Publication number: 20200410519
    Abstract: A power interchange condition is determined between: (i) a first user that requires for power interchange in a first time period prior to a second time period under a condition that it provides power in the second time period; and (ii) a second user that can provide power to the first user in the first time period. (i) Information for identifying the first time period; and (ii) information indicating a first target value related to a power amount provided to the first user from the second user in the first time period are obtained. Information indicating a condition for providing power by the second user in the first time period is obtained. At least one of: (i) a second target value related to a power amount provided to the second user from the first user in the second time period, and (ii) a parameter that indicates a relationship between the first target value and the second target value is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka TSUJI, Takayuki YAMADA, Koichiro TAKEMASA, Kazuyoshi MIYAJIMA, Keiichi TAKIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200403444
    Abstract: Included are: a performance information obtaining unit that obtains, for each of a plurality of first power customers that configure a first community, information about a power interchange performance between the first power customer and the first community; a contribution degree determination unit that determines a contribution degree of at least one of the plurality of first power customers to a surplus power amount of the first community in a certain time period, based on information about the performance obtained by the performance information obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Takayuki YAMADA, Koichiro TAKEMASA, Kazuyoshi MIYAJIMA, Keiichi TAKIKAWA, Yuiko KOGA
  • Patent number: 10803564
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus capable of assuredly finding a lung field that appears in an image even if a subject image appears in a radiation image in a rotated manner and assuredly performing a contrast adjustment with excellent visibility for the lung field. The image processing apparatus is provided with a sideways determination means 13 configured to determine that the subject image is turned sideways in the original image P0 when a minimum point P of a profile generated by summing or averaging pixel values belonging to each pixel column of the original image P0 for each pixel column is away from the center position of the subject image. The original image P0 determined as being turned sideways by the sideways determination portion 13 is rotated by the image rotation portion 16 and used for searching of the lung field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyajima, Junya Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Nishino
  • Publication number: 20200234436
    Abstract: A medical X-ray image processing apparatus (1) includes a controller (12) configured to acquire positional information of an imaging system (7) based on positional information of positional references (60) and evaluate symmetry of imaging positions of a plurality of X-ray captured images (15) with respect to a reference position (18) on a movement path of the imaging system (7) based on the acquired positional information of the imaging system (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Junya YAMAMOTO, Takahiro MIYAJIMA, Kazuyoshi NISHINO
  • Patent number: 10685258
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a total value profile to be used for searching a lung field end is generated based on a radiation image. A pacemaker and an annotation reflected in a radiation image are merely reflected darkly in the image, and the existence is not particularly emphasized by edge enhancement. Therefore, the total value profile according to the present invention is not significantly affected by a pacemaker and/or an annotation. Therefore, according to the present invention, there occurs no false recognition regarding the end of the lung field due to a pacemaker and/or an annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyajima, Junya Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Nishino
  • Publication number: 20200064502
    Abstract: A radiation image processing apparatus includes: a group processing unit classifying a plurality of metal markers into a first group relatively far from a detector and a second group relatively close to the detector based on the area of each image of the plurality of metal markers in a captured image; a marker classification unit classifying the plurality of metal markers based on the relative positions of the plurality of metal markers to on the image plane of the captured image for each of the classified groups; and a pair processing unit selecting the metal markers of the first group and the metal markers of the second group, of which the relative positions match each other, as a pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro MIYAJIMA, Junya YAMAMOTO, Kazuyoshi NISHINO
  • Publication number: 20200058108
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus capable of assuredly finding a lung field that appears in an image even if a subject image appears in a radiation image in a rotated manner and assuredly performing a contrast adjustment with excellent visibility for the lung field. The image processing apparatus is provided with a sideways determination means 13 configured to determine that the subject image is turned sideways in the original image P0 when a minimum point P of a profile generated by summing or averaging pixel values belonging to each pixel column of the original image P0 for each pixel column is away from the center position of the subject image. The original image P0 determined as being turned sideways by the sideways determination portion 13 is rotated by the image rotation portion 16 and used for searching of the lung field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro MIYAJIMA, Junya YAMAMOTO, Kazuyoshi NISHINO
  • Publication number: 20200013147
    Abstract: A center of gravity of a chest front image is obtained by a center of gravity calculation using pixel values in the chest front image, and a vicinity pixel position of the center of gravity is set as a center position P of a circular search region having a radius of a predetermined length. The shortest line segment of four line segments obtained by drawing perpendicular lines down from the center position P of an irradiation field to boundary lines of the upper, lower, left and right irradiation fields. The line segment, which is a radius of the circular search region, is rotationally displaced for each predetermined angle ?0, and the profile of the average value for each predetermined angle ? is obtained. From the displacement angle ? of the line segment in which the average value becomes minimum, the orientation of the subject from the head to the abdomen reflected in the chest front image is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro MIYAJIMA, Junya YAMAMOTO, Kazuyoshi NISHINO
  • Patent number: 10521907
    Abstract: The apparatus is equipped with an intersection identification unit configured to generate a pixel value profile which is a profile indicating relevance between a position of each pixel in a pixel array crossing a contour and a lung field of a subject and a corresponding pixel value and a moving average profile which is a profile indicating relevance between the position of each target pixel and a moving average of a corresponding pixel value and search an intersection of both the profiles located at a position where the pixel value profile surpasses the moving average profile from a direction from a rear end to a front end of the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyajima, Junya Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Nishino
  • Publication number: 20190385015
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a total value profile to be used for searching a lung field end is generated based on a radiation image. A pacemaker and an annotation reflected in a radiation image are merely reflected darkly in the image, and the existence is not particularly emphasized by edge enhancement. Therefore, the total value profile according to the present invention is not significantly affected by a pacemaker and/or an annotation. Therefore, according to the present invention, there occurs no false recognition regarding the end of the lung field due to a pacemaker and/or an annotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro MIYAJIMA, Junya YAMAMOTO, Kazuyoshi NISHINO
  • Publication number: 20190295247
    Abstract: The apparatus is equipped with an intersection identification unit configured to generate a pixel value profile which is a profile indicating relevance between a position of each pixel in a pixel array crossing a contour and a lung field of a subject and a corresponding pixel value and a moving average profile which is a profile indicating relevance between the position of each target pixel and a moving average of a corresponding pixel value and search an intersection of both the profiles located at a position where the pixel value profile surpasses the moving average profile from a direction from a rear end to a front end of the pixel array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro MIYAJIMA, Junya YAMAMOTO, Kazuyoshi NISHINO
  • Patent number: 9887427
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes a stacked body, a fluid manifold, a first terminal plate, a first insulator, a first end plate, a terminal electrode, and a heat pipe assembly. The first terminal plate is provided on a first end of the stacked body in a stacking direction. The first insulator is provided on the first terminal plate in the stacking direction. The first end plate is provided on the first insulator in the stacking direction. The terminal electrode is connected to the first terminal plate and protrudes from the first end plate in the stacking direction. The heat pipe assembly includes a heat receiving portion and a heat dissipation portion. The heat receiving portion is disposed in the fluid manifold to receive heat from a fluid. The heat dissipation portion is connected to the terminal electrode to release heat received at the heat receiving portion to the terminal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Asano, Toru Iwanari, Kazuyoshi Miyajima
  • Patent number: 9653744
    Abstract: A method of starting a fuel cell system for a vehicle includes determining whether or not an activation signal of a fuel cell provided in the fuel cell system has been inputted, operating, if it is determined that the activation signal has been inputted, a cooling medium circulation pump to supply a cooling medium to an impurity removal mechanism for reducing a conductivity of the cooling medium, and driving an oxidant gas supply device and a fuel gas supply device in the fuel cell system to start activation of the fuel cell if it is determined that the conductivity of the cooling medium is less than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsunori Matsumoto, Kazuyoshi Miyajima
  • Patent number: 9409483
    Abstract: A fuel cell system mounted in a vehicle includes a fuel cell, a collision prediction device, a discharge device, and a controller. The fuel cell includes a gas channel to which a reactant gas is to be supplied to generate electricity. The collision prediction device is configured to predict probability of collision of the vehicle. The discharge device is configured to discharge the electricity from the fuel cell. The controller is configured to control the discharge device to discharge the electricity from the fuel cell in a case where the collision prediction device predicts that the probability of collision of the vehicle is higher than a predetermined probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohtani, Kazuyoshi Miyajima, Akihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150333346
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes a stacked body, a fluid manifold, a first terminal plate, a first insulator, a first end plate, a terminal electrode, and a heat pipe assembly. The first terminal plate is provided on a first end of the stacked body in a stacking direction. The first insulator is provided on the first terminal plate in the stacking direction. The first end plate is provided on the first insulator in the stacking direction. The terminal electrode is connected to the first terminal plate and protrudes from the first end plate in the stacking direction. The heat pipe assembly includes a heat receiving portion and a heat dissipation portion. The heat receiving portion is disposed in the fluid manifold to receive heat from a fluid. The heat dissipation portion is connected to the terminal electrode to release heat received at the heat receiving portion to the terminal electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji ASANO, Toru IWANARI, Kazuyoshi MIYAJIMA
  • Patent number: 9105915
    Abstract: An end plate of a fuel cell stack is directly fixed to a humidifier. A resin pipe is attached to an oxygen-containing gas outlet of an end plate through a resin coupling pipe. The resin pipe includes one end having a large diameter and the other end having a small diameter. The other end is provided at an off gas supply channel of the humidifier. The off gas supply channel includes an inclined channel. The other end extends up to an end of the inclined channel where inclination of the inclined channel is started. An off gas ejection port is formed at the other end. The off gas ejection port is opened to the end of the inclined channel where inclination is started. Condensed water returned along the inclined channel flows from the off gas ejection port into the resin pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Miyajima, Masaharu Suzuki, Satoshi Iitaka, Hideharu Naito, Yohei Hidaka, So Fujiwara, Kaoru Fukui, Masahiro Matsutani, Nariyuki Yoshinaga