Patents by Inventor Kenji Baba

Kenji Baba 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: 10591156
    Abstract: A burner includes: an inner gas nozzle which extends along an axis while surrounding the axis, and which is capable of supplying a furnace with an inner combustion oxygen containing gas; a fuel supply nozzle surrounding the inner gas nozzle as seen in a direction along the axis, the fuel supply nozzle being capable of supplying the furnace with a fluid mixture of a solid powder fuel and a carrier gas; an outer gas nozzle surrounding the fuel supply nozzle as seen in the direction along the axis, the outer gas nozzle being capable of supplying the furnace with an outer combustion oxygen containing gas; and a flow-velocity-ratio adjustment apparatus capable of adjusting a relative flow velocity ratio of a discharge flow velocity of the inner combustion oxygen containing gas to a discharge flow velocity of the outer combustion oxygen containing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kiyama, Toshimitsu Ichinose, Miki Shimogori, Toshihiko Mine, Kenji Yamamoto, Ryuichiro Tanaka, Akira Baba, Koji Kuramashi, Koutaro Fujimura, Keigo Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200056780
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solid fuel burner which ensures ignition performance and flame holding performance of a fuel nozzle. The present invention provides a solid fuel burner which achieves cost reduction by simplifying the structure of the fuel nozzle, for example, and which ensures the ignition performance and flame holding performance of the fuel nozzle. Further, the present invention provides a burner which enables stable combustion by both solid fuel and oil combustion with the suppression of soot and dust and mist generated during the oil start-up envisaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Junya WATANABE, Koji KURAMASHI, Akira BABA, Kosuke KITAKAZE, Kenichi OCHI, Kenji KIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10495702
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a first film, a first sensor portion, a driving portion, and a processor. The first sensor portion is provided at the first film. The first sensor portion includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, and a first intermediate layer. The second magnetic layer is provided between the first film and the first magnetic layer. The first intermediate layer is provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer. The driving portion causes the first film to deform at a first frequency. The processor outputs a third signal based on a first signal and a second signal. The first signal relates to the first frequency. The second signal is output from the first sensor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Higashi, Michiko Hara, Tomohiko Nagata, Shiori Kaji, Yoshihiko Fuji, Akiko Yuzawa, Kenji Otsu, Kazuaki Okamoto, Shotaro Baba
  • Patent number: 10481027
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a deformable film portion, a first sensing element and a second sensing element. The first sensing element is fixed to the film portion, and includes a first magnetic layer of a first material, a first opposing magnetic layer, and a first intermediate layer. The first intermediate layer is provided between the first magnetic layer and the first opposing magnetic layer. The second sensing element is fixed to the film portion, and includes a second magnetic layer of a second material, a second opposing magnetic layer, and a second intermediate layer. The second material is different from the first material. The second intermediate layer is provided between the second magnetic layer and the second opposing magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Fuji, Michiko Hara, Kei Masunishi, Yoshihiro Higashi, Shiori Kaji, Akiko Yuzawa, Akio Hori, Tomohiko Nagata, Kazuaki Okamoto, Kenji Otsu, Shotaro Baba
  • Patent number: 10473685
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a first support portion, a first movable portion, a first piezoelectric element, and a first magnetic element. The first movable portion extends in a first extension direction and is connected to the first support portion. The first piezoelectric element is fixed to the first movable portion. The first piezoelectric element includes a first electrode, a second electrode provided between the first electrode and the first movable portion, and a first piezoelectric layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first magnetic element is fixed to the first movable portion. The first magnetic element includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, and a first intermediate layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Fuji, Michiko Hara, Kei Masunishi, Yoshihiro Higashi, Shiori Kaji, Akiko Yuzawa, Tomohiko Nagata, Kenji Otsu, Kazuaki Okamoto, Shotaro Baba
  • Patent number: 10359193
    Abstract: In accordance with the flow distribution of combustion gas including an unburned portion, an after-air port (AAP) arranged downstream of the two-stage combustion burner can effectively reduce the unburned portion by dividing as appropriate so as to avoid interaction, and by mixing together, two types of after-air having functions of linearity and spreading. As the configuration of this AAP, a primary nozzle for supplying primary after-air and having a vertical height greater than the horizontal width is provided in the center in the opening of the AAP, a secondary nozzle for supplying secondary after-air is provided in the opening outside of the primary nozzle, and one or more secondary after-air guide vanes having a fixed or variable tilt angle relative to the after-air port center axis are provided at the outlet of the said secondary nozzle to deflect and supply the secondary after-air horizontally to the left or right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kiyama, Miki Shimogori, Toshihiko Mine, Satoshi Tadakuma, Kenichi Ochi, Koji Kuramashi, Yusuke Ochi, Akira Baba, Yuki Kondo
  • Publication number: 20190196861
    Abstract: A computing resources service provider may provide customers with access to virtual computing resources to execute various applications on behalf of the customer. There may be occasional impairment to the virtual computing resources. These impairments may be detected in log information obtained by an impairment detection service. Furthermore, the impairment detection service may obtain additional information associated with the virtual computing resources. The log information and additional information may be correlated to determine one or more relevant factors in the impairments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Amit Neogy, Dennis Arthur Hills, Siavash Irani, Sota Baba, Cory Forsythe, Bryan Mareletto, Kenji Takehara
  • Patent number: 10239722
    Abstract: The invention provides a punching system that has a relatively simple structure to provide an apparatus reduced in overall size and having a low profile, and can produce a high-quality punched hole while conveying a sheet. The punching system includes a punching device that has a punching member moving back and forth perpendicularly to the sheet being conveyed, a frame, and a sheet conveyance mechanism. The punching device is attached to the frame by an attachment unit in such a manner that it is movable in the sheet conveyance direction. The sheet conveyance mechanism includes carry-out rollers that sandwich the downstream end of the sheet at the start of sheet punching motion of the punching member and that are installed at positions downstream from and transversely corresponding to the punching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Chiaki Osada, Koutaro Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20180338290
    Abstract: A control system of an embodiment includes a plurality of communication devices capable of wirelessly communicating with each other via a plurality of communication paths, and a terminal device wirelessly communicating with the plurality of communication devices. The communication device includes a communication unit and a relay unit. The communication unit transmits and receives a packet by wireless communication with the terminal device and other communication device. The relay unit relays the packet received via the communication unit to the other communication device on the basis of a predetermined condition. The terminal device includes a terminal communication unit. The terminal communication unit transmits and receives the packet by the wireless communication with the plurality of communication devices. The terminal communication unit transmits the packet so that the packet is directly received by at least one communication device among the plurality of communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi TASHIRO, Hiroyuki INAMURA, Kenji BABA, Atsushi SHIMADATE
  • Publication number: 20180309856
    Abstract: The communication device of the embodiments is a communication device which, in a communication system having a management apparatus for acquiring device information on a device to be managed, transmits the device information to the management apparatus. The communication device includes a device information classifier and a unique information transmitter. The device information classifier classifies the device information into common information which is device information essential to the device related to the communication device and unique information which is device information unique to the device related to the communication device. The unique information transmitter transmits the unique information classified by the device information classifier to the management apparatus when there is a request from the management apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi TASHIRO, Hiroyuki Inamura, Kenji Baba, Atsushi Shimadate
  • Patent number: 10016906
    Abstract: A sheet cutter is operable by one hand for maintaining a sheet on a placing table and by other hand for cutting the sheet to ensure safety of finger of the one hand. The sheet cutter includes a pressing operating member adapted to be depressed from a non-pressing position to a pressing position for maintaining the sheet on the placing table against a biasing force of a spring, and a cutting operating member for travelling a cutter unit between one end and another end of the placing table, wherein the pressing operating member and the cutting operating member are arranged at different positions with a certain interval to set their operating directions orthogonal to each other. Accordingly, a sheet on the placing table can be cut by operating the cutting operating member horizontally with the other hand while operating the pressing operating member vertically with the one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Chiaki Osada, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9866031
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a power control apparatus includes a receiving unit, an environment-data acquiring unit, and a calculation unit. The receiving unit receives, from a power supplying side, a power-consumption reduction request for reducing power consumption at a power demanding side. The environmental data acquiring unit acquires, from the power demanding side, environmental data representing environmental state of the power demanding side. The calculating unit calculates a power-reduction value based on the environmental data, in response to the power-consumption reduction request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Nobutaka Nishimura, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda
  • Patent number: 9829955
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicatively connected to a plurality of image sensors that capture images of surroundings of a control target device which is to be a target of power controlling. The information processing apparatus includes an attribute information generation unit and a management unit. The attribute information generation unit generates, by using the images captured by each of the image sensors, attribute information of the control target device which is under jurisdiction of at least one of the image sensors. The management unit manages the attribute information of the control target device generated by the attribute information generation unit in association with the control target device and the at least one of the image sensors having jurisdiction over the control target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20170308838
    Abstract: A service design assistance apparatus includes an input apparatus, a storage, a display, and an arithmetic apparatus. The arithmetic apparatus, in response to a specific request received via an input apparatus, placing objects for a service of a new design target in corresponding areas on the design screen, the objects representing a relevant business, a problem with the business, a value to be obtained by solving the problem, a service to provide the value, and an apparatus or technology needed for the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Kiyoshi KUMAGAI, Toshiyuki ONO, Kenji BABA, Masaaki TANIZAKI, Masataka ARAKI
  • Patent number: 9753682
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire input data used to generate an image, a conversion unit configured to generate intermediate data by performing data conversion on the input data with a first data conversion filter activated as a first process, and to generate image data by performing data conversion on the intermediate data with a second data conversion filter activated as a second process different from the first process, and an output unit configured to output the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Ito, Kenji Baba, Wataru Tamaki
  • Patent number: 9633320
    Abstract: An energy demand prediction apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image analysis unit and a prediction unit. The image analysis unit generates analysis data including at least one of human information and environment information of a prediction target area based on image data acquired by an image sensor. The prediction unit generates prediction data by executing an energy demand prediction based on the analysis data and an energy demand prediction model generated using previous data corresponding to the analysis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20170107073
    Abstract: The invention provides a punching system that has a relatively simple structure to provide an apparatus reduced in overall size and having a low profile, and can produce a high-quality punched hole while conveying a sheet. The punching system includes a punching device that has a punching member moving back and forth perpendicularly to the sheet being conveyed, a frame, and a sheet conveyance mechanism. The punching device is attached to the frame by an attachment unit in such a manner that it is movable in the sheet conveyance direction. The sheet conveyance mechanism includes carry-out rollers that sandwich the downstream end of the sheet at the start of sheet punching motion of the punching member and that are installed at positions downstream from and transversely corresponding to the punching position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Kenji BABA, Chiaki OSADA, Koutaro YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 9511503
    Abstract: A trimming apparatus, which carries out trimming with cutter blades running from one end of a material to be cut to the other end thereof, includes an apparatus frame, a bed surface having a bed plate for the material to be cut, a first and a second guide plates disposed in parallel above and under and holding the bed surface therebetween, a first holder member slidably supported by the first guide member and holding the first cutter blade, a second holder member slidably supported by the second guide member and holding the second cutter blade, a connector which connects one of the second cutter blade and the second holder member to the first cutter blade, and a drive device which makes at least one of the first holder member and the second holder member run from one end of the material to be cut to the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Chiaki Osada, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: D791869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ono, Kiyoshi Kumagai, Kenji Baba, Kenichi Funaki, Yuichi Yagawa, Keiji Kojima
  • Patent number: D797130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ono, Kiyoshi Kumagai, Kenji Baba, Kenichi Funaki, Yuichi Yagawa, Keiji Kojima