Patents by Inventor Keiichi Teramoto

Keiichi Teramoto 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: 9465378
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, there is provided a power electronics device including: a controlling unit, a determining unit, a confirming unit and a determining unit. The controlling unit performs surveillance/control concerning an input/output of power to a power line with other power electronics devices connected via the power line. The determining unit determines a master device which is a subject of the surveillance/control and a slave device which is controlled by the master device, based on power characteristic information of the other power electronics devices from among the other power electronics devices and the power electronics device. The confirming unit confirms whether the master device and the slave device determined by the determining unit are matched with the master device and the slave device determined by the other power electronics devices. The determining unit permits a start of the surveillance/control when matching is determined by the confirming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Keiichi Teramoto, Kotaro Ise, Yasuro Shobatake, Ikuya Aoyama, Yuki Yonezawa, Fumiaki Kanayama, Yusuke Doi, Shinya Murai
  • Patent number: 9385528
    Abstract: There is provided a power electronics device including: a first connection unit, a second connection unit, a power conversion unit and a control unit. The first connection unit and the second connection unit are connected to a first power line and a second power line of plural power lines. The power conversion unit converts power from one of the first and second connection units outputs converted power from the other of the first and second connection units. The control unit selects a master device from power electronics devices connected to a third power line that is one of the power lines including the first power line and the second power line, based on power conversion characteristic information of the power electronics devices. The master device controls other power electronics devices except the master device out of the power electronics devices, regarding output of power to the third power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Kotaro Ise, Keiichi Teramoto
  • Patent number: 9368970
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a charge/discharge instruction apparatus, including: a charge/discharge instruction unit which instructs a charge/discharge determination apparatus to perform a charge/discharge control of a battery; a charge/discharge information storage unit which stores charge/discharge information for charging/discharging the battery; a control unit which controls an access request to the battery based on the stored charge/discharge information and contents of the charge/discharge control; a generating unit which generates a communication message concerned with the access request controlled by the control unit; and a communication unit which transmits the communication message concerned with the access request to the charge/discharge determination apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Keiichi Teramoto, Kotaro Ise
  • Patent number: 9331502
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a charge/discharge instruction apparatus including: a communicating unit, a communication frequency deciding unit, an information collecting unit and a charge/discharge managing unit. The communicating unit communicates with a battery storage system. The communication frequency deciding unit decides a collection frequency of Information related to the battery storage system according to a state of the battery storage system. The information collecting unit collects the information from the battery storage system at the collection frequency decided in the communication frequency deciding unit. The charge/discharge managing unit controls at least one of charge and discharge of the battery storage system based on the information collected in the information collecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yuki Yonezawa, Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Keiichi Teramoto, Kotaro Ise
  • Patent number: 9300156
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is provided a charge-discharge instructing apparatus. The apparatus includes: an acquiring module configured to acquire specific information and location information for each of a plurality of battery energy storage systems, wherein the specific information represents an electrical characteristic of a battery of each of the battery energy storage systems, and the location information represents an installation position of each of the battery energy storage systems; a group determining module configured to select some of the battery energy storage systems from among the plurality of battery energy storage systems to make a group composed of the selected battery energy storage systems, based on the specific information and the location information; and a managing module configured to send a charge-discharge control instruction to the battery energy storage systems belonging to the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Keiichi Teramoto, Kotaro Ise
  • Patent number: 9258137
    Abstract: A bridge apparatus is disclosed, the bridge apparatus being connected between a first network and a second network and achieving a communication between equipment connected to the first network and equipment connected to the second network. This apparatus accepts communication from the equipment over the first network to equipment disconnected from the second network, and then, preserves contents of the communication even in the case where the equipment over the second network has been disconnected from the second network for reasons such as electric power cut. In the case where the disconnected equipment has been connected to the second network again, this apparatus transmits the accepted contents of the communication to the reconnected equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Daisuke Ajitomi, Yoshiki Terashima, Keiichi Teramoto, Yasuhiro Morioka
  • Patent number: 9209629
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a charge-discharge control device includes a receiving unit and a group controller. The receiving unit is configured to receive schedule information that indicates a schedule time at which a plurality of electric power devices, each having at least either a charging function or a discharging function, performs at least either charging or discharging. The group controller is configured to, according to the schedule information, perform grouping in such a way that each of the electric power devices belongs to either one of a charging group for performing charging and a discharging group for performing discharging, and control, on a group-by-group basis, each of the electric power devices put in the charging group and each of the electric power devices put in the discharging group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Keiichi Teramoto, Kotaro Ise, Yasuyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9184601
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a charge-discharge control device includes a receiving unit, a selecting unit, and a group controller. The receiving unit receives feasibility information. The selecting unit selects, of electric power devices that send the feasibility information indicating disallowance of simultaneously belonging to a plurality of charging groups, one electric power device as a representative device of the charging group to which belongs that electric power device; and selects, of electric power devices that send the feasibility information indicating disallowance of simultaneously belonging to a plurality of discharging groups, one electric power device as a representative device of the discharging group to which belongs that electric power device. Via the selected representative device, the group controller controls the other electric power devices belonging to the charging group or the discharging group to which belongs the selected representative device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Keiichi Teramoto, Kotaro Ise, Yasuyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9071082
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a charge/discharge determination apparatus for performing a charge/discharge control of a battery based on instructions given from charge/discharge instruction apparatuses, including: a battery information storage unit which stores battery information concerned with the battery; a charge/discharge information storage unit which stores charge/discharge information for charging/discharging the battery; a communication unit which receives a communication message concerned with an access request from each charge/discharge instruction apparatus; and a control unit which controls access from each charge/discharge instruction apparatus based on the battery information, the charge/discharge information and contents of the access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Keiichi Teramoto, Kotaro Ise
  • Publication number: 20150005909
    Abstract: A communication device according to an embodiment includes a reception unit, a determination unit, a generation unit, and a transmission unit. The reception unit receives a telegram which is transmitted to a node. The determination unit determines whether or not the telegram which is received by the reception unit includes a command related to a communication path. When the determination unit determines that the telegram does not include the command related to the communication path, the generation unit generates a non-pass signal which indicates that the telegram does not pass through a public line. The transmission unit transmits the non-pass signal which is generated by the generation unit to the node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Monma, Shuichi Kyuma, Kenichi Ide, Keiichi Teramoto, Yoshiki Terashima
  • Patent number: 8901876
    Abstract: There is provided a charge/discharge determining apparatus for managing a natural energy power generation facility, a power plant and a plurality of batteries in an electrical power system. The apparatus includes: a system information acquiring section configured to acquire an actual value of natural energy power that is supplied from the natural energy power generation facility to the electrical power system; a battery information acquiring section configured to acquire battery electric energy information from the respective batteries, wherein the battery electric energy information indicates charge/discharge electric energies of the respective batteries which can be discharged from or charged in the respective batteries; and a determining section configured to determine at least one battery to be charged/discharged from among the plurality of batteries, wherein when an absolute value of a difference between the actual value and a predicted value of the natural energy power is larger than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Kotaro Ise, Keiichi Teramoto, Takahisa Wada
  • Patent number: 8880355
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an emission factor calculating apparatus includes a receiving unit, a received electricity (i.e., electric power) measuring unit, a generated electricity measuring unit, and an emission factor calculating unit. The receiving unit receives an emission factor of a higher-level system at first regular intervals. The received electricity measuring unit measures, as a received electricity, electricity received from the higher-level system and accumulated. The generated electricity measuring unit measures electricity generated with zero emission in a target system. The emission factor calculating unit calculates a substantial emission factor of the target system at regular intervals (i.e., at a fixed interval), based on a ratio between the received electricity and the measured electricity generated, and the emission factor of the higher-level system. The emission factor calculating unit informs a load or a lower-level system of the substantial emission factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yusuke Doi, Keiichi Teramoto
  • Patent number: 8863228
    Abstract: An energy management apparatus includes: a communicator capable of communicating with at least a meter apparatus among the meter apparatus and a server apparatus that collects measurement information from the meter apparatus; a device registration processor configured to determine whether the direct communicator to the server apparatus can communicate with the server apparatus; if the direct communication is possible, transmit to the server apparatus a device registration message that requests to register a device identifier of the meter apparatus and a device identifier of the energy management apparatus; and, if the direct communication to the server apparatus is not possible, transmit the device registration message for the server apparatus to the meter apparatus; a communication processor configured to obtain energy control information of the device transmitted from the server apparatus; and a control executor configured to control the used energy amount of the device based on the energy control informati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Takeshi Saito, Mitsuru Kanda, Keiichi Teramoto, Yoshihiro Oba
  • Publication number: 20140288718
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, there is provided a power electronics device including: a controlling unit, a determining unit, a confirming unit and a determining unit. The controlling unit performs surveillance/control concerning an input/output of power to a power line with other power electronics devices connected via the power line. The determining unit determines a master device which is a subject of the surveillance/control and a slave device which is controlled by the master device, based on power characteristic information of the other power electronics devices from among the other power electronics devices and the power electronics device. The confirming unit confirms whether the master device and the slave device determined by the determining unit are matched with the master device and the slave device determined by the other power electronics devices. The determining unit permits a start of the surveillance/control when matching is determined by the confirming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAIHSA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki NISHIBAYASHI, Keiichi TERAMOTO, Kotaro ISE, Yasuro SHOBATAKE, Ikuya AOYAMA, Yuki Yonezawa, Fumiaki Kanayama, Yusuke Doi, Shinya Murai
  • Publication number: 20140288719
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a power electronics device including: a connection unit connected to a first power line; a communication unit; at least one unit of an electricity change unit and an electricity detection unit; and a control unit. The communication unit performs communication with other power electronics devices. The electricity change unit changes an energization state of the first power line and the electricity detection unit detects a change in the energization state of the first power line. The control unit specifies a power electronics device connected to the first power line out of the other power electronics devices using the communication unit and said at least one unit of the electricity change unit and the electricity detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Fumiaki Kanayama, Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Keiichi Teramoto, Yuki Yonezawa, Kotaro Ise, Ikuya Aoyama
  • Patent number: 8831397
    Abstract: A video player reads, from a recording medium storing video data and control data, the control data which includes a plurality of operation control methods for a control target apparatus, each operation control method being set for one of a plurality of playback controls including a normal playback control and a special playback control, detects one of the playback controls which is requires, to obtain a detected playback control, plays back the video data in the recording medium in accordance with a playback control method corresponding to the detected playback control, and controls operation of the control target apparatus in accordance with one of the operation control methods in the control data which corresponds to the detected playback control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshiki Terashima, Keiichi Teramoto
  • Publication number: 20140184066
    Abstract: A lighting control system performs a lighting control on slave lamps under the control of a master lamp communicating with and connected to a management apparatus. The master lamp includes an adding unit that adds the slave lamps placed under the control of the other master lamp to the slave lamps under its own control, when the other master lamp fails. The master lamp includes a lighting control unit that performs the lighting control on the slave lamps, based on a command relating to the lighting control, which is received from the management apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Teramoto, Hisashi Yamada, Hisashi Hayashi, Minoru Yonezawa, Yoshiki Terashima
  • Patent number: 8756630
    Abstract: An imaging distribution apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a distribution request for distribution of a specific program from a client apparatus via a network, a program scenario acquisition unit configured to acquire a program scenario corresponding to the specific program requested for by the distribution request, a content acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of information contents based on the program scenario, a conversion unit configured to convert the information contents to image scene based on the program scenario, an encoding unit configured to encode the image scene, to generate a stream, and a stream distribution unit configured to distribute the stream to the client apparatus via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Keiichi Teramoto, Shirou Wakayama, Satoshi Ozaki, Isao Takeyasu, Yoshiki Terashima, Kenji Odaka, Eiji Tokita
  • Patent number: 8752192
    Abstract: Whether a combination method defined in an output rule satisfies a combination condition of each content specified in a play list is judged in order of priority defined in a priority list. Based on the judgment result, the output rule is edited in such a manner that the combination condition of each content specified in the play list is satisfied. The resources of the combination target contents specified in the play list are combined in accordance with the combination method of the edited output rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Odaka, Yoshiki Terashima, Satoshi Ozaki, Shirou Wakayama, Keiichi Teramoto, Eiji Tokita
  • Publication number: 20140139188
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a charge/discharge instruction apparatus including: a communicating unit, a communication frequency deciding unit, an information collecting unit and a charge/discharge managing unit. The communicating unit communicates with a battery storage system. The communication frequency deciding unit decides a collection frequency of Information related to the battery storage system according to a state of the battery storage system. The information collecting unit collects the information from the battery storage system at the collection frequency decided in the communication frequency deciding unit. The charge/discharge managing unit controls at least one of charge and discharge of the battery storage system based on the information collected in the information collecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yuki Yonezawa, Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Keiichi Teramoto, Kotaro Ise