Patents by Inventor Kenta Okino

Kenta Okino 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: 10461340
    Abstract: A power management system 1 comprises: a control unit 540 that performs high-temperature maintaining control maintaining a temperature of an SOFC 110 during an operation within a predetermined temperature range; and a specifying unit 530 that specifies a period during which the high-temperature maintaining control should be performed. The control unit 540 performs the high-temperature maintaining control in the period specified by the specifying unit 530.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Nakamura, Kenta Okino
  • Publication number: 20190312458
    Abstract: A power management method comprises a step A of transmitting a first message from a power management server to a local control apparatus according to a first protocol. The power management server manages a facility connected to a power grid. The local control apparatus is provided in the facility. A communication between the local control apparatus and an equipment provided in the facility is performed according to a second protocol different from the first protocol. The step A includes a step of transmitting the first message in a manner capable of identifying a control for the local control apparatus and a control for a target equipment which is the equipment designated by the power management server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji KAKUDA, Kenta OKINO, Naohisa YOSHITANI
  • Publication number: 20190296549
    Abstract: A power management method comprises: a step A of transmitting a first message from a power management server to a local control apparatus according to a first protocol, the power management server managing a facility connected to a power grid, the local control apparatus provided in the facility; a step B of transmitting a second message from the local control apparatus to the equipment according to a second protocol different from the first protocol; and a step C of transmitting a third message from the local control apparatus to the power management server according to the first protocol, the third message including specification information specifying a local control element which the equipment is capable of dealing with according to the second protocol. The specification information includes information specifying whether or not the equipment deals with a local control element indicating an operation state requesting setting for the equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji KAKUDA, Kenta OKINO, Naohisa YOSHITANI
  • Publication number: 20190281143
    Abstract: A power management method includes a step A of transmitting a first message from a power management server to a local control apparatus according to a first protocol, and a step B of transmitting a second message from the local control apparatus to an equipment according to a second protocol different from the first protocol. The second message corresponds to control content for the equipment instructed by the first message and includes an information element of the second protocol corresponding to an information element of the first protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yuji KAKUDA, Kenta OKINO, Naohisa YOSHITANI
  • Publication number: 20190181681
    Abstract: A power management apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive measurement information obtained by measuring a power of a facility connected to a power grid; and a transmitter configured to transmit a power control message. The transmitter transmits the power control message based on an output power amount of a distributed power supply provided in the facility, in addition to the measurement information. The measurement information is information indicating a total power flow amount from the power grid to the facility or a total reverse power flow amount from the facility to the power grid. The distributed power supply is a power supply that allows a reverse power flow from the facility to the power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Kenta OKINO
  • Patent number: 10270256
    Abstract: A power control apparatus comprises a conversion unit which is capable of collectively converting DC power output by each of the plurality of power supply apparatuses to AC; and a communication unit which communicates with an external equipment control apparatus in accordance with a predetermined communication protocol. The communication unit notifies the equipment control apparatus of an equipment class of the power control apparatus in addition to notifying the equipment control apparatus of an equipment class of each of the plurality of power supply apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Okino, Masahiro Baba, Masaomi Satake
  • Patent number: 10236525
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a control unit which instructs a constant temperature mode to the fuel cell unit as one of operation modes, the constant temperature mode being a mode for performing an control to cover power consumption of the auxiliaries by power supplied from the outside and an control to keep a temperature of the power generation unit constant within a prescribed temperature range. In the constant temperature mode, power output from the power generation unit is at least smaller than the power consumption of the auxiliaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Nakamura, Hiroshi Inoue, Kenta Okino, Hirotaka Sato, Takashi Shigehisa, Takashi Ono, Eiji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10090677
    Abstract: A controlled device that is capable of executing a predetermined operation set in advance and is also capable of executing an instructed operation in accordance with a control instruction transmitted from a control device that performs power control for the consumer's facility. The controlled device includes a communicator configured to acquire a control instruction from the control device; and a controller configured to execute, when the control instruction has been acquired, the instructed operation in accordance with the control instruction, and to measure, each time the control instruction has been acquired, an elapsed time period that has passed since acquisition of the control instruction, wherein the controller executes the predetermined operation once the elapsed time period since the previous acquisition of the control instruction has reached a predetermined time period without additional acquisition of the control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Okino
  • Patent number: 10080221
    Abstract: A picocell base station (PeNB) uses a downlink control channel, the frequency band of which overlaps with the frequency band of the downlink control channel used by a macrocell base station (MeNB), to transmit downlink control information for controlling radio communication with a radio terminal (PUE) connected to the picocell base station (PeNB). The picocell base station (PeNB) comprises an X2 interface communication unit (140) which uses inter-base station communication to transmit to the macrocell base station (MeNB) usage control information for controlling the control channel usage that is the usage of a radio resource used as the downlink control channel by the macrocell base station (MeNB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Okino
  • Publication number: 20180253115
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a controller configured to control an output of a reverse power flow-power source that generates power for performing a reverse power flow from a facility to a power grid; and a transmitter configured to transmit reverse power flow-power source information about the reverse power flow-power source to a management server that transmits a power instruction message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Kenta OKINO, Kazutaka NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180241210
    Abstract: A management server comprises a transmitter configured to transmit a power instruction message to a facility; and a manager configured to manage at least one of suppression influence information and storage apparatus information, the suppression influence information affecting a suppression of a forward power flow amount from a power grid to the facility or a reverse power flow amount from the facility to the power grid, the storage apparatus information being related to an energy storage apparatus installed in the facility. The transmitter is further configured to transmit the power instruction message to the facility, based on at least one of the suppression influence information and the storage apparatus information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Ryota TERAI, Shinji AIKAWA, Kenta OKINO
  • Publication number: 20180212462
    Abstract: A management server comprises: a transmitter configured to transmit a power instruction message through a communication line, wherein the power instruction message includes a power control message requesting control for a distributed power source installed in a facility, a forward power flow control message requesting control for a forward power flow amount from a power grid to the facility or a reverse power flow control message requesting control for a reverse power flow amount from the facility to the power grid; and a manager configured to manage reliability information related to reliability that the facility responds to power instruction message. The transmitter configured to transmit the power instruction message to the facility, based on the reliability information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Kenta OKINO, Naohisa YOSHITANI, Taisuke OZAWA
  • Patent number: 9893530
    Abstract: A power control device, power control method, and power control system capable of appropriate power control so that power consumption does not exceed contract power with an electric power company even in the event of a power failure are provided. A power control device installed in a consumer's facility to manage a power state of a load apparatus or a dispersed power source in the consumer's facility, includes: a communicator configured to acquire sensor data relating to the load apparatus or the dispersed power source; a backup power source that is charged with a commercial power source, and supplies power during a power failure; and a controller configured to issue a control instruction to the dispersed power source, when the backup power source supplies power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Terai, Kenta Okino
  • Patent number: 9848392
    Abstract: A radio communication system 1 includes a pico-cell base station PeNB installed in a communication area of a macro-cell base station MeNB, having lower transmission power than the macro-cell base station MeNB, and expanded in its coverage. The macro-cell base station MeNB determines a degree of expanding the coverage of the pico-cell base station PeNB, according to an amount of usable PDSCH resources of the macro-cell base station MeNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutaka Nakamura, Kenta Okino, Taku Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9844048
    Abstract: A radio communication system 1 according to an embodiment comprises: a pico cell base station PeNB provided in a communication area of a macro cell base station MeNB and having transmission power lower than transmission power of the macro cell base station MeNB. A resource division ratio is determined with respect to radio resources to be usable as a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), indicating a ratio of macro cell unusable PDSCH resources and macro cell usable PDSCH resources. The radio resources are assigned to a radio terminal connected to the macro cell base station MeNB, out of the macro cell usable PDSCH resources determined according to the determined resource division ratio. The resource division ratio is determined according to expected throughputs of each of cell edge terminals of the macro cell base station MeNB and the pico cell base station PeNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Okino
  • Publication number: 20170332361
    Abstract: A picocell base station (PeNB) uses a downlink control channel, the frequency band of which overlaps with the frequency band of the downlink control channel used by a macrocell base station (MeNB), to transmit downlink control information for controlling radio communication with a radio terminal (PUE) connected to the picocell base station (PeNB). The picocell base station (PeNB) comprises an X2 interface communication unit (140) which uses inter-base station communication to transmit to the macrocell base station (MeNB) usage control information for controlling the control channel usage that is the usage of a radio resource used as the downlink control channel by the macrocell base station (MeNB).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenta OKINO
  • Patent number: 9794835
    Abstract: A radio communication system is provided with a high-power base station, a radio terminal which is located within a macro cell formed by the high-power base station, and a low-power base station which has a lower transmission output power than the high-power base station. The low-power base station sends, to the high-power base station, control information needed for the radio communication between the radio terminal and the low-power base station; the high-power base station sends, to the radio terminal, the control information received from the low-power base station; and the radio terminal performs radio communication with the low-power base station by using the control information received from the high-power base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Chiharu Yamazaki, Kenta Okino
  • Patent number: 9736827
    Abstract: A picocell base station (PeNB) uses a downlink control channel, the frequency band of which overlaps with the frequency band of the downlink control channel used by a macrocell base station (MeNB), to transmit downlink control information for controlling radio communication with a radio terminal (PUE) connected to the picocell base station (PeNB). The picocell base station (PeNB) comprises an X2 interface communication unit (140) which uses inter-base station communication to transmit to the macrocell base station (MeNB) usage control information for controlling the control channel usage that is the usage of a radio resource used as the downlink control channel by the macrocell base station (MeNB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Okino
  • Patent number: 9661637
    Abstract: A radio communication system (1) includes a pico-cell base station (PeNB) which is located in the communication area of a macro-cell base station (MeNB) and the transmission power of which is lower than that of the macro-cell base station (MeNB). For radio resources that can be used as PDSCH, a resource division ratio that is a ratio between unusable PDSCH resources, which cannot be used by the macro-cell base station (MeNB), and usable PDSCH resources, which can be used by the macro-cell base station (MeNB), is decided, and a radio resource is allocated, out of the usable PDSCH resources defined in accordance with the decided resource division ratio, to a radio terminal that is to connect to the macro-cell base station (MeNB). The resource division ratio is decided based on the traffic load of each base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Nakayama, Kenta Okino
  • Patent number: 9594362
    Abstract: An energy management system 1 comprises a control unit 540 that, when a unit price of the fuel cell is higher than a power purchase unit price, controls an SOFC 110 in a restrained state where output of the SOFC 110 is restrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Okino, Kei Iwata