Patents by Inventor Kojin Yano

Kojin Yano 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).

  • Publication number: 20210325199
    Abstract: The transport allocation planning system includes a transport allocation planning apparatus that creates a transport allocation plan and a user apparatus communicably connected to the transport allocation planning apparatus. The transport allocation planning apparatus transmits an inquiry related to a movement demand of the user to the user apparatus, receives an answer to the inquiry, estimates a movement demand of the user based on the answer, and creates a transport allocation plan based on the estimated movement demand. The user apparatus stores sensor information that is information indicating a current state or a past state of the user apparatus and a utility calculation model for calculating utility of the user during a movement, calculates the utility of the user by applying the sensor information to the utility calculation model, generates an answer to the inquiry based on the calculated utility, and transmits the generated answer to the transport allocation planning apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kojin YANO, Satoru HORI, Kei SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11148693
    Abstract: A platoon traffic system includes a plurality of platoons including vehicles on and from which passengers board and exit, and an operation management apparatus setting an operation schedule including assignment of the vehicles to the plurality of platoons and management thereof. The vehicles in each of the platoons integrally operate in accordance with the operation schedule along a track including boarding and exiting points where passengers board and exit the vehicles The operation management apparatus accepts a boarding request for the vehicles, the request specifying the boarding and exiting points, and changes the operation schedule to reassign the vehicles belonging to the plurality of platoons, among the platoons based on the boarding request and numbers of passengers allowed to board the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisanori Teshima, Kojin Yano, Shuichiro Sakikawa, Takahiro Matsushita, Jun Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20210319381
    Abstract: Profits of respective stakeholders related to business by mobile shop vehicles are efficiently adjusted, and preferable schedules for the mobile shops can be created. A schedule mediation system includes: an in-vehicle server configured to hold inventory information, receive request information containing various information about merchandise etc. for which a customer asks from a user terminal, create an initial schedule for mobile sales based on a purchase place and a purchase date and time shown by purchase conditions and send it to a mediation server, receive an after-correction schedule corrected according to a mediation result in the server and, in response to this, correct the request information and sends it to the user terminal; and a schedule mediation server configured to perform mediation processing for settling a competing situation between the initial schedules shown by the mediation request, correct the initial schedule, and send an after-correction schedule to the in-vehicle server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoichi EBATA, Kei SUZUKI, Satoru HORI, Kojin YANO
  • Publication number: 20210240174
    Abstract: A monitoring system that monitors a monitoring-target system is disclosed. The monitoring system includes one or more storage apparatuses that store a program, and one or more processors that operate according to the program. The one or more processors determine an estimated value of a monitoring-target response variable of the monitoring-target system on a basis of measurement data included in test data of the monitoring-target system and a causal structure model of the monitoring-target system. The one or more processors decide whether an abnormality has occurred in the monitoring-target system on a basis of a result of a comparison between a measurement value of the monitoring-target response variable included in the test data, and the estimated value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Wei WANG, Kojin YANO, Tetsushi SUZUKI, Kenichirou OKADA
  • Patent number: 11066087
    Abstract: An object is to improve the accuracy of prediction of deterioration of railroad ground equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kojin Yano, Tomohito Takai, Toshihiro Eguchi
  • Publication number: 20200361503
    Abstract: A small number of vehicles are efficiently utilized to cope with a fluctuating demand. A platoon traffic system includes a plurality of platoons including vehicles 111 to 113 and 121 to 125 on and from which passengers board and exit, and an operation management apparatus 101 setting an operation schedule including assignment of the vehicles 111 to 113 and 121 to 125 to the plurality of platoons and managing operation of the plurality of platoons. The vehicles 111 to 113 and 121 to 125 in each of the platoons integrally operate in accordance with the operation schedule along a track including boarding and exiting points where passengers board and exit the vehicles 111 to 113 and 121 to 125, and addition and reduction of vehicles belonging to the platoon are enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisanori TESHIMA, Kojin YANO, Shuichiro SAKIKAWA, Takahiro MATSUSHITA, Jun YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200356931
    Abstract: Supply and demand of resources are controlled while satisfying both a resource providing condition and a resource use condition. A resource mediation server 1 predicts an arrival clock time in a case of no occurrence of a railway car accident P3, an arrival clock time after recovery from the railway car accident P3, and an arrival clock time in a case of using a special bus on the basis of a damage scale due to the railway car accident P3, delivers prediction information to each passenger, delivers a special bus service plan to a bus company, provides a condition for using the special bus to the passenger and the bus company on the basis of the prediction information about the arrival clock time, and conducts mediation of the number of special buses and a fare of each special bus between the passenger and the bus company.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoichi EBATA, Tatsuhiro SATOU, Yoshiyasu TAKAHASHI, Kojin YANO
  • Publication number: 20200070861
    Abstract: An object is to improve the accuracy of prediction of deterioration of railroad ground equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kojin YANO, Tomohito TAKAI, Toshihiro EGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10494004
    Abstract: A degradation estimation system includes a processing unit simulating an operation mode of equipment on a corresponding railroad section at each set-up timing based on corresponding railroad section timetable information, and processing respective simulation results, and an estimation unit aggregating respective processing results of the processing unit. The processing unit simulates a travel transition of each training existing in the corresponding railroad section timetable information as a dynamic of each train based on corresponding railroad section timetable information and a running curve, simulates a state change of each track circuit based on the simulation result and railroad track information, and simulates an operational change of the equipment on each track circuit. The estimation unit aggregates the simulation result of the processing unit indicating the operational change of the equipment disposed on each track circuit, and estimates the degradation of the equipment from the aggregation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kojin Yano, Tomohito Takai, Toshihiro Eguchi
  • Publication number: 20190362435
    Abstract: Travel purpose determination according to the present disclosure, is provided with: a determination rule specifying date and time for allowing use of a transport system for business, a geographical area, and a destination; and a usage history acquisition unit that acquires an entry station, an exit station, usage date and time included in usage record of the transport system, user identification information, and location information. The travel purpose determination includes determining whether a purpose of travel is usage on business, based on acquired information and the determination rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Youko HIRASHIMA, Kojin YANO, Masashi IMAMURA
  • Patent number: 10488211
    Abstract: To facilitate determination of start of an operation of a new transportation that can cope with the travel demand in an area where multiple transportations and travel routes are present. A transportation demand and supply matching system 10 includes a storage device 2011 that stores information on travel demand and transportation supply capability in a predetermined area, and an arithmetic device 2041 that estimates a congested transportation and a congested route in the area based on the information on the travel demand and the transportation supply capability, estimates an avoidance route for avoiding the congested route, and a provisional transportation which is not operated but has to be operated on the avoidance route in the area by a predetermined algorithm, and outputs information on each of the avoidance route and the provisional transportation to a predetermined device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kojin Yano
  • Patent number: 10402755
    Abstract: A transportation service information providing system for providing information on transportation from a departure point to a destination point by a transportation facility, includes: a transportation facility specification unit specifying a transportation facility that performs transportation from the departure point to the destination point; a special transportation facility extraction unit extracting a special transportation facility which is a different transportation facility from the specified transportation facility and performs transportation for a partial section in the transportation from the departure point to the destination point; a special transportation facility specification unit specifying the special transportation facility as the transportation facility to be used for transportation from the departure point to the destination point, in a case where the extracted special transportation facility satisfies predetermined conditions relating to the transportation for the partial section; and a s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoe Tomiyama, Kojin Yano
  • Publication number: 20190265679
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to estimate a causal relation between predetermined data at high precision and at ease, taking nonlinearity between the data into consideration. A work improvement support device is comprised of a nonlinear term adding unit for calculating a nonlinear value as for respective working data in the working data group and adding the nonlinear value to a working data group, a multiple regression analysis unit for calculating a regression formula as for respective working data according to the multiple linear regression analysis, a data group setting unit for determining whether there is a linear term in the calculated regression formula and setting the predetermined data comprising the linear term and the objective variable of the regression formula as the same group, and an explanatory variable candidate selecting unit for selecting the working data, excluding the predetermined data, as the explanatory variable candidates for the multiple linear regression analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Taisuke TAKAYANAGI, Kojin YANO, Kenichirou OKADA
  • Publication number: 20180172460
    Abstract: To facilitate determination of start of an operation of a new transportation that can cope with the travel demand in an area where multiple transportations and travel routes are present. A transportation demand and supply matching system 10 includes a storage device 2011 that stores information on travel demand and transportation supply capability in a predetermined area, and an arithmetic device 2041 that estimates a congested transportation and a congested route in the area based on the information on the travel demand and the transportation supply capability, estimates an avoidance route for avoiding the congested route, and a provisional transportation which is not operated but has to be operated on the avoidance route in the area by a predetermined algorithm, and outputs information on each of the avoidance route and the provisional transportation to a predetermined device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Kojin YANO
  • Publication number: 20180150774
    Abstract: A transportation service information providing system for providing information on transportation from a departure point to a destination point by a transportation facility, includes: a transportation facility specification unit specifying a transportation facility that performs transportation from the departure point to the destination point; a special transportation facility extraction unit extracting a special transportation facility which is a different transportation facility from the specified transportation facility and performs transportation for a partial section in the transportation from the departure point to the destination point; a special transportation facility specification unit specifying the special transportation facility as the transportation facility to be used for transportation from the departure point to the destination point, in a case where the extracted special transportation facility satisfies predetermined conditions relating to the transportation for the partial section; and a s
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoe TOMIYAMA, Kojin YANO
  • Publication number: 20170305448
    Abstract: A degradation estimation system includes a processing unit simulating an operation mode of equipment on a corresponding railroad section at each set-up timing based on corresponding railroad section timetable information, and processing respective simulation results, and an estimation unit aggregating respective processing results of the processing unit. The processing unit simulates a travel transition of each training existing in the corresponding railroad section timetable information as a dynamic of each train based on corresponding railroad section timetable information and a running curve, simulates a state change of each track circuit based on the simulation result and railroad track information, and simulates an operational change of the equipment on each track circuit. The estimation unit aggregates the simulation result of the processing unit indicating the operational change of the equipment disposed on each track circuit, and estimates the degradation of the equipment from the aggregation result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kojin YANO, Tomohito TAKAI, Toshihiro EGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170124668
    Abstract: A power transaction plan planning support system for planning an electrical power transaction plan includes: a suppressible power consumption amount calculation unit which calculates a suppressible power consumption amount; a market information acquisition unit which acquires a market price and a position amount; a transaction plan planning rule which defines a position amount threshold value which serves as a criterion to determine whether the position amount is insufficient or not, as a determination condition to determine whether to buy electrical power from an electrical power transaction market or not; and a transaction plan planning unit which reduces the position amount threshold value by the suppressible power consumption amount and calculates an amount of the electrical power to be purchased from the electrical power transaction market on the basis of the reduced position amount threshold value, the market price, and the transaction plan planning rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshihisa OKAMOTO, Tohru WATANABE, Kojin YANO, Daisuke KOMAKI, Masato UTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20160318534
    Abstract: An object is to improve the accuracy of prediction of deterioration of railroad ground equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Kojin YANO, Tomohito TAKAI, Toshihiro EGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150347953
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of calculating a correlation level for each combination between a city indicator and an infrastructure indicator and selecting a city indicator as an issue of a corresponding city to calculate an infrastructure KPI of the city as well as an importance level. Provided is a configuration that includes: a calculation processing unit that processes received data; and a storage device that is connected to the calculation processing unit and stores a plurality of city indicators and a plurality of infrastructure indicators for each city. The calculation processing unit is configured to calculate a correlation level between a designated city indicator among the plurality of city indicators and an infrastructure indicator related to the designated city indicator, and add up the correlation levels for each of the infrastructure indicators to calculate an importance level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Motonobu SAITO, Kojin YANO, Shigeki HIRASAWA, Masato TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20070162297
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of outputting a case example(s) satisfying the needs of customers without inputting keywords is disclosed. The apparatus includes an output device, an action needs storage unit for storing needs information indicating the customer needs in correspondence to action information indicating action contents of the customers at a service providing location, a database for storage of the needs information and case example information representing case examples in past for the needs in a correspondence manner, a needs acquisition unit for receiving the action information and for reading from the action needs storage unit the needs information corresponding to the received action information, a case example acquisitor for reading from the database the case example information corresponding to the needs information thus read, and a case example output unit for outputting to the output device the readout case example information in a list format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruko Yakabe, Kojin Yano, Nozomi Uchinomiya