Patents by Inventor Kei Sakanoue

Kei Sakanoue 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: 10343549
    Abstract: A railway vehicle having a plurality of electrical circuits is presented herein. The railway vehicle comprises an external power supply connection portion; a contactor of a normally closed type that opens and closes a common line connecting the plurality of electrical circuits to a ground, the contactor opening the common line by receiving supply of electric power through the external power supply connection portion and closing the common line when no current is applied; and an operation prohibition determining unit that determines whether supply of electric power to the plurality of electrical circuits is stopped and that prohibits the contactor from opening the common line when the supply of electric power is not stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY
    Inventors: Kei Sakanoue, Masashi Furuya, Hirokazu Kato, Shigekazu Okada
  • Publication number: 20190160951
    Abstract: A current collector monitoring system in one aspect of the present disclosure is provided with: a collected current measurement unit; a collected current state determination unit; an image acquisition unit; an event recognition unit; an event determination unit; and a determination result output unit. When a state of collected current corresponds to an abnormal state, the image acquisition unit acquires an image including, within an angle of view, a collector shoe provided to a current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY
    Inventors: Kei Sakanoue, Isao Naruse, Kotaro Nakamura, Masayuki Ueno, Noriyuki Taniyama, Shigekazu Okada
  • Patent number: 10005362
    Abstract: An electric vehicle control device includes: a plurality of motors capable of transmitting motive power to a wheel of an electric vehicle; an inverter that supplies electric power to drive the motors; and a controller that controls the inverter and compares, when the electric vehicle drives under a certain velocity condition, a q-axis voltage feedforward value VqFF and a q-axis voltage command value Vq* used for controlling driving of the motors, to detect an occurrence of miswire between the motors and the inverter when the following inequation is satisfied: VqFF?1.5·Vq*.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: Central Japan Railway Company, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kato, Hiroki Shimoyama, Kei Sakanoue, Toshiyuki Uchida, Tomoyuki Makino, Hiroaki Otani, Manato Mori
  • Patent number: 9654031
    Abstract: A controlling apparatus includes a storage unit for storing, for each sampling period, a combination of a primary frequency of connected induction motors and the amplitude of a voltage command value, and a gradient detection unit for calculating a value corresponding to an increase in the amplitude of the voltage command value divided by an increase in the primary frequency, and for outputting a failure signal upon determining, when a result of the division is less than a predetermined reference value, that the plurality of induction motors include at least one induction motor having a phase sequence that includes incorrect wiring with respect to the power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY, FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Sakanoue, Hirokazu Kato, Hiroki Shimoyama, Tomotaka Nishijima, Junichi Ishii, Yasushi Matsumoto, Toshie Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20170129362
    Abstract: The present invention of one aspect relates to a railway vehicle having a plurality of electrical circuits. The railway vehicle comprises: an external power supply connection portion; a contactor of a normally closed type that opens and closes a common line connecting the plurality of electrical circuits to a ground, the contractor opening the common line by receiving supply of electric power through the external power supply connection portion and closing the common line when no current is applied; and an operation prohibition determining unit that determines whether supply of electric power to the plurality of electrical circuits is stopped and that prohibits the contactor from opening the common line when the supply of electric power is not stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY
    Inventors: Kei SAKANOUE, Masashi FURUYA, Hirokazu KATO, Shigekazu OKADA
  • Publication number: 20160339783
    Abstract: An electric vehicle control device includes: a plurality of motors capable of transmitting motive power to a wheel of an electric vehicle; an inverter that supplies electric power to drive the motors; and a controller that controls the inverter and compares, when the electric vehicle drives under a certain velocity condition, a q-axis voltage feedforward value VqFF and a q-axis voltage command value Vq* used for controlling driving of the motors, to detect an occurrence of miswire between the motors and the inverter when the following inequation is satisfied: VqFF?1.5·Vq*.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicants: Central Japan Railway Company, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hirokazu KATO, Hiroki SHIMOYAMA, Kei SAKANOUE, Toshiyuki UCHIDA, Tomoyuki MAKINO, Hiroaki OTANI, Manato MORI
  • Publication number: 20160285395
    Abstract: A controlling apparatus includes a storage unit for storing, for each sampling period, a combination of a primary frequency of connected induction motors and the amplitude of a voltage command value, and a gradient detection unit for calculating a value corresponding to an increase in the amplitude of the voltage command value divided by an increase in the primary frequency, and for outputting a failure signal upon determining, when a result of the division is less than a predetermined reference value, that the plurality of induction motors include at least one induction motor having a phase sequence that includes incorrect wiring with respect to the power converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicants: CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY, FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei SAKANOUE, Hirokazu KATO, Hiroki SHIMOYAMA, Tomotaka NISHIJIMA, Junichi ISHII, Yasushi MATSUMOTO, Toshie KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 9380863
    Abstract: A folding table includes: a table body provided with a pair of hinge pins and a pair of lock pins, each of the pairs protruding oppositely in left-right direction; and a pair of left and right brackets having shaft holes in which the hinge pins are inserted and movable holes in which the lock pins are inserted. Spring members mounted in the movable holes press the lock pins. The table body is rotatably supported by the brackets affixed to a wall surface. The folding table has closing plates having through-holes respectively through which the hinge pins and the lock pins are penetrated. The closing plates are sandwiched between the table body and the brackets to close the movable holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignees: NIPPON SHARYO, LTD., CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY
    Inventors: Kei Sakanoue, Hajime Ito, Tadashi Fujii, Hiroaki Isogai, Kenichi Tanaka, Takehiro Ishigami, Toshihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150282608
    Abstract: A folding table includes: a table body provided with a pair of hinge pins and a pair of lock pins, each of the pairs protruding oppositely in left-right direction; and a pair of left and right brackets having shaft holes in which the hinge pins are inserted and movable holes in which the lock pins are inserted. Spring members mounted in the movable holes press the lock pins. The table body is rotatably supported by the brackets affixed to a wall surface. The folding table has closing plates having through-holes respectively through which the hinge pins and the lock pins are penetrated. The closing plates are sandwiched between the table body and the brackets to close the movable holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicants: CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY, NIPPON SHARYO, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Sakanoue, Hajime Ito, Tadashi Fujii, Hiroaki Isogai, Kenichi Tanaka, Takehiro Ishigami, Toshihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150141642
    Abstract: A light-emitting material containing a compound represented by the following general formula in a light-emitting layer has high light emission efficiency. In the following general formula, R1 to R10 represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent, provided that at least one of R1 to R10 represents an aryl group, a diarylamino group or a 9-carbazolyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chihaya Adachi, QiSheng Zhang, Kei Sakanoue, Shuzo Hirata
  • Patent number: 9029843
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting element comprising: an anode; a cathode; banks; a functional layer between the anode and the cathode; and a hole injection layer between the anode and the functional layer. The functional layer includes one or more sublayers including a light-emitting sublayer defined by the banks and that contains an organic material. The hole injection layer comprises tungsten oxide, includes an occupied energy level that is approximately 1.8 electron volts to approximately 3.6 electron volts lower than a lowest energy level of a valence band of the hole injection layer in terms of a binding energy, has a surface facing the functional layer, and has a recessed structure such that a portion of the surface overlapping with the light-emitting sublayer is located closer to the anode than other portions. The recessed structure has a recessed portion whose inner surface is in contact with the functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Joled Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Harada, Seiji Nishiyama, Takahiro Komatsu, Takayuki Takeuchi, Satoru Ohuchi, Yoshiaki Tsukamoto, Shinya Fujimura, Kei Sakanoue
  • Patent number: 9024053
    Abstract: A problem of the present invention is to prevent a base layer beneath the layer to be irradiated with light from deterioration in property and a functional thin film from deterioration in property as the fine patterning of a functional film is performed with light irradiation. Means for solving the problem is a compound obtained by dimerizing with light irradiation a compound (A) containing a group that has photosensitivity and can be photodimerized and a group having lyophilicity and a compound (B) containing a group that has photosensitivity and can be photodimerized and a group having liquid-repellency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Joled Inc., Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Seiji Shinkai, Shuichi Haraguchi, Tomohiro Shiraki, Masashi Ogawa, Shuhei Nakatani, Kei Sakanoue, Osamu Goto, Hidenobu Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 9012896
    Abstract: In an organic EL element, a bank is formed on a hole injection layer so as to surround light-emitting layer. The hole injection layer is formed with a tungsten oxide thin film, and has, in an electronic state thereof, an occupied energy level 1.8 eV to 3.6 eV lower than the lowest energy level of a valence band of the hole injection layer. The hole injection layer has a recessed portion in an upper surface thereof. An inner surface of the recessed portion is in contact with a functional layer (light-emitting layer). the inner side surface of the recessed portion includes an upper edge that is one of aligned with part of a lower edge of the bank, the part being in contact with the functional layer, and in contact with a bottom surface of the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Harada, Seiji Nishiyama, Takahiro Komatsu, Takayuki Takeuchi, Satoru Ohuchi, Yoshiaki Tsukamoto, Shinya Fujimura, Kei Sakanoue
  • Patent number: 8999832
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent (EL) element comprises: an anode; a cathode; a functional layer disposed between the anode and the cathode, and including a light-emitting layer containing an organic material; a hole injection layer disposed between the anode and the functional layer; and a bank that defines an area in which the light-emitting layer is to be formed, wherein the hole injection layer includes tungsten oxide and includes an occupied energy level that is approximately 1.8 electron volts to approximately 3.6 electron volts lower than a lowest energy level of a valence band of the hole injection layer in terms of a binding energy, the hole injection layer has a recess in an upper surface of the area defined by the bank, and an upper peripheral edge of the recess is covered with a part of the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Nishiyama, Satoru Ohuchi, Takahiro Komatsu, Kei Sakanoue, Yoshiaki Tsukamoto, Shinya Fujimura
  • Patent number: 8957236
    Abstract: The compounds represented by the following general formula have excellent properties as a charge transport material. In the formula, R1 to R3 represent a substituent, n1 and n2 indicate an integer of from 0 to 5, n3 indicates an integer of from 0 to 4, X represents a linking group of —O—, —S—, —SO2—, —CS—, —R4—, —C(R5)(R6)—, —PO(R7)—, —Si(R8)(R9)—, >PO—, >Si(R10)— or >Si<, m is an integer of from 2 to 4, R4 represents an aliphatic cyclic linking group, and R5 to R10 represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kyushu University National University Corporation
    Inventors: Qisheng Zhang, Chihaya Adachi, Shigeyuki Matsunami, Kei Sakanoue
  • Patent number: 8872164
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting element includes an anode, a functional layer, and a hole injection layer between the anode and the functional layer. The functional layer contains an organic material. The hole injection layer injects holes to the functional layer. The hole injection layer comprises tungsten oxide and includes an occupied energy level that is approximately 1.8 electron volts to approximately 3.6 electron volts lower than a lowest energy level of a valence band of the hole injection layer in terms of binding energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Ohuchi, Yoshiaki Tsukamoto, Takahiro Komatsu, Kei Sakanoue
  • Patent number: 8847211
    Abstract: A problem of the present invention is to provide a device having good characteristics and long life, wherein a functional thin film is formed in a desired region by a coating method; a thin film transistor; a method for producing the device; and a method for producing the thin film transistor. This problem can be solved by a device comprising: a substrate, a first electrode formed on the substrate, a functional thin film formed above the first electrode, and a second electrode disposed above the functional thin film, characterized by further comprising, in a region surrounding the region where the functional thin film is formed, a film containing a compound in which a group containing fluorine and a ?-conjugated system are bound together by a cycloalkene structure or a cycloalkane structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Seiji Shinkai, Shuichi Haraguchi, Tomohiro Shiraki, Masashi Ogawa, Shuhei Nakatani, Kei Sakanoue, Osamu Goto, Hidenobu Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 8763536
    Abstract: Disclosed is a truck lateral motion restricting device which can prevent a large impact from being applied to a stopper when the truck lateral motion restricting device is operated in the derailment. The device comprises a guard angle (52) which is provided along the inside of the rail (51) and a stopper (25) which projects downward from a more inward position than wheels (15) of the truck (11) and is in slidable contact with the inside surface (52a) of the guard angle, wherein the stopper comprises a slidable contact portion (28), which has a slidable contact surface slidable contact with the inside surface of the guard angle, and guide portions (31) which project at front and rear portions of the slidable contact portion and have a front end inclined in a direction separating from the inside surface of the guard angle and a base having a guide slope (31a) provided continuously to the slidable contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignees: Central Japan Railway Company, Nippon Sharyo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Sakanoue, Yoshinori Minami, Masahito Adachi, Hironobu Sunami, Nobuhisa Takada, Toru Konokawa
  • Publication number: 20140135530
    Abstract: The compounds represented by the following general formula have excellent properties as a charge transport material. In the formula, R1 to R3 represent a substituent, n1 and n2 indicate an integer of from 0 to 5, n3 indicates an integer of from 0 to 4, X represents a linking group of —O—, —S—, —SO2—, —CS—, —R4—, —C(R5)(R6)—, —PO(R7)—, —Si(R8)(R9)—, >PO—, >Si(R10)— or >Si<, m is an integer of from 2 to 4, R4 represents an aliphatic cyclic linking group, and R5 to R10 represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: KYUSHU UNIVERSITY NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qisheng Zhang, Chihaya Adachi, Shigeyuki Matsunami, Kei Sakanoue
  • Patent number: RE47453
    Abstract: A chip-type light-emitting semiconductor device includes: a substrate 4; a blue LED 1 mounted on the substrate 4; and a luminescent layer 3 made of a mixture of yellow/yellowish phosphor particles 2 and a base material 13 (translucent resin). The yellow/yellowish phosphor particles 2 is a silicate phosphor which absorbs blue light emitted by the blue LED 1 to emit a fluorescence having a main emission peak in the wavelength range from 550 nm to 600 nm, inclusive, and which contains, as a main component, a compound expressed by the chemical formula: (Sr1-a1-b1-xBaa1Cab1Eux)2SiO4 (0?a1?0.3, 0?b1?0.8 and 0<x<1). The silicate phosphor particles disperse substantially evenly in the resin easily. As a result, excellent white light is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Maeda, Shozo Oshio, Katsuaki Iwama, Hiromi Kitahara, Tadaaki Ikeda, Kei Sakanoue, Hidenori Kamei, Yasuyuki Hanada