Patents by Inventor Kotaro FUKUI

Kotaro FUKUI 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: 20180319626
    Abstract: In an elevator apparatus, an abnormal acceleration detecting mechanism detects abnormal acceleration of an ascending/descending body due to breakage of a suspending body, and activates a safety device. The abnormal acceleration detecting mechanism includes: an inertia sheave that is rotatable around a sheave shaft independently from an interlocking sheave; a pawl that is connected to the interlocking sheave and the inertia sheave, and that is displaceable between a normal position, and an activating position that displaces a movable shoe to a gripping position; and an elastic body that holds the pawl in the normal position by applying an initial pressure, and that also rotates the inertia sheave together with the interlocking sheave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiro SHIRAISHI, Eiji ANDO, Seiji WATANABE, Kotaro FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20180319628
    Abstract: An emergency stop device for an elevator car, including: a link configured to be rotated about a rotary shaft installed on a car by movement of a speed governor rope; a rail stopper provided to one end of the link; a roller guide mounted to the car; and an elastic member provided between another end of the link and the car. The elastic member causes a spring reaction force to be reduced to bring the rail stopper into abutment against the roller guide even when the rail stopper is displaced by the link, when the displacement exceeds a preset threshold value due to further displacement by the link along with the movement of the speed governor rope at a time of occurrence of rope breakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiro SHIRAISHI, Seiji WATANABE, Kotaro FUKUI, Eiji ANDO
  • Publication number: 20180297814
    Abstract: In an elevator apparatus, an activating lever that activates an emergency safety gear is disposed on the emergency safety gear. A speed governor mechanism has: a speed governor sheave; a tensioning sheave; and a speed governor rope that is wound onto the speed governor sheave and the tensioning sheave, and that is connected to the activating lever. A resistance applying mechanism is disposed on the car. The resistance applying mechanism applies a resisting force during ascent of the car against movement of the activating lever in a direction that activates the emergency safety gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiro SHIRAISHI, Seiji WATANABE, Kotaro FUKUI, Eiji ANDO, Shiro IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10093515
    Abstract: In an elevator apparatus, a safety device that makes a car perform emergency stopping is mounted to the car. A rope is installed in a loop inside a hoistway. The rope is connected to the car. A tensioning sheave around which the rope is wound is disposed in a lower portion of the hoistway. A tensioning sheave displacement detecting portion detects downward displacement of the tensioning sheave that accompanies dropping of the car due to breakage of the suspending body and activates the safety device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiro Shiraishi, Seiji Watanabe, Kotaro Fukui
  • Patent number: 9957133
    Abstract: In an elevator apparatus, a safety device is activated using a force that is generated by a mass body that includes sheaves and a rope, if acceleration of a car reaches an abnormal acceleration set value. A tensioning sheave that can be moved vertically in order to apply tension to the rope is included among the sheaves. A vertical vibration suppressing apparatus that is connected to the tensioning sheave allows vertical displacement of the tensioning sheave during normal operation while also suppressing vertical vibration of the tensioning sheave if the acceleration of the car reaches the abnormal acceleration set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiro Shiraishi, Seiji Watanabe, Kotaro Fukui
  • Patent number: 9519406
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a display configured to display a content including pages, a touch panel on the display, and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to detect a tilt of the device, switch a displayed page from a first page to a second page when the device is tilted in a first direction, and when a contact on a partial area of the touch panel corresponding to the first direction is detected, stop switching of a displayed page based on a tilt of the device in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Publication number: 20160048324
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes circuitry configured to display handwritten strokes on a screen, convert a first stroke of the strokes into a first shape pattern, the first stroke includes a first feature, and convert a second stroke of the strokes into a second shape pattern in accordance with the first shape pattern, the second stroke includes a second feature different from the first stroke and included in a range defined by the first stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventor: Kotaro FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20150353323
    Abstract: In an elevator apparatus, a safety device is activated using a force that is generated by a mass body that includes sheaves and a rope, if acceleration of a car reaches an abnormal acceleration set value. A tensioning sheave that can be moved vertically in order to apply tension to the rope is included among the sheaves. A vertical vibration suppressing apparatus that is connected to the tensioning sheave allows vertical displacement of the tensioning sheave during normal operation while also suppressing vertical vibration of the tensioning sheave if the acceleration of the car reaches the abnormal acceleration set value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiro SHIRAISHI, Seiji WATANABE, Kotaro FUKUI
  • Patent number: 9124343
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a connection control module is configured to transmit a connection request signal during a period in which a communication module is in an unconnected state, and to establish a connection between the communication module and an external device which are in a close proximity state. A halt module is configured to halt a communication control module from executing a negotiation with the external device, when the connection between the communication module and the external device is released by the connection release request signal from the external device and thereafter the connection between the communication module and the external device is re-established by the connection control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kotaro Fukui, Hiroyuki Oka
  • Patent number: 9055236
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display, a connector which outputs a video signal, a display driver which controls output of a video signal to the display and connector, a monitoring unit which monitors whether a partner switches an input from a video signal output from the connector to another video signal, the partner being connected to the connector, and an output switching unit which instructs the display driver to switch the output destination of the video signal from the connector to the display when the monitoring unit detects that the input of the partner is switched to the other video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Publication number: 20150145800
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a display configured to display a content including pages, a touch panel on the display, and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to detect a tilt of the device, switch a displayed page from a first page to a second page when the device is tilted in a first direction, and when a contact on a partial area of the touch panel corresponding to the first direction is detected, stop switching of a displayed page based on a tilt of the device in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Patent number: 9009485
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication module and a connection control module. The communication module is configured to execute close proximity wireless transfer. The connection control module is configured to start an operation of establishing a connection between the communication module and an external device which is in close proximity to the communication module if an identifier of the external device wirelessly transmitted from the external device is included in a connection permission list. The connection control module is configured to display a password entry screen if the identifier is not included in the connection permission list, and to add, if a password entered on the password entry screen matches with a registered password, the identifier to the connection permission list and start the operation of establishing the connection between the communication module and the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Patent number: 9009776
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display, a speaker, a connector to output a video signal and audio signal, a display driving module to control outputting of the video signal with respect to the display and connector, a sound driving module to control outputting of the audio signal with respect to the speaker and connector, and an output control module to instruct the sound driving module to output the audio signal from the connector when an event of instructing the display driving module to output a video signal to the connector occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Publication number: 20140298424
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication module and a connection control module. The communication module is configured to execute close proximity wireless transfer. The connection control module is configured to start an operation of establishing a connection between the communication module and an external device which is in close proximity to the communication module if an identifier of the external device wirelessly transmitted from the external device is included in a connection permission list. The connection control module is configured to display a password entry screen if the identifier is not included in the connection permission list, and to add, if a password entered on the password entry screen matches with a registered password, the identifier to the connection permission list and start the operation of establishing the connection between the communication module and the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Publication number: 20140253810
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display, a connector which outputs a video signal, a display driver which controls output of a video signal to the display and connector, a monitoring unit which monitors whether a partner switches an input from a video signal output from the connector to another video signal, the partner being connected to the connector, and an output switching unit which instructs the display driver to switch the output destination of the video signal from the connector to the display when the monitoring unit detects that the input of the partner is switched to the other video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Patent number: 8788833
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication module and a connection control module. The communication module is configured to execute close proximity wireless transfer. The connection control module is configured to start an operation of establishing a connection between the communication module and an external device which is in close proximity to the communication module if an identifier of the external device wirelessly transmitted from the external device is included in a connection permission list. The connection control module is configured to display a password entry screen if the identifier is not included in the connection permission list, and to add, if a password entered on the password entry screen matches with a registered password, the identifier to the connection permission list and start the operation of establishing the connection between the communication module and the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Patent number: 8767123
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display, a connector which outputs a video signal, a display driver which controls output of a video signal to the display and connector, a monitoring unit which monitors whether a partner switches an input from a video signal output from the connector to another video signal, the partner being connected to the connector, and an output switching unit which instructs the display driver to switch the output destination of the video signal from the connector to the display when the monitoring unit detects that the input of the partner is switched to the other video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Publication number: 20130283355
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication module and a connection control module. The communication module is configured to execute close proximity wireless transfer. The connection control module is configured to start an operation of establishing a connection between the communication module and an external device which is in close proximity to the communication module if an identifier of the external device wirelessly transmitted from the external device is included in a connection permission list. The connection control module is configured to display a password entry screen if the identifier is not included in the connection permission list, and to add, if a password entered on the password entry screen matches with a registered password, the identifier to the connection permission list and start the operation of establishing the connection between the communication module and the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Kotaro FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20130258194
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display, a speaker, a connector to output a video signal and audio signal, a display driving module to control outputting of the video signal with respect to the display and connector, a sound driving module to control outputting of the audio signal with respect to the speaker and connector, and an output control module to instruct the sound driving module to output the audio signal from the connector when an event of instructing the display driving module to output a video signal to the connector occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui
  • Patent number: 8516263
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication module and a connection control module. The communication module is configured to execute close proximity wireless transfer. The connection control module is configured to start an operation of establishing a connection between the communication module and an external device which is in close proximity to the communication module if an identifier of the external device wirelessly transmitted from the external device is included in a connection permission list. The connection control module is configured to display a password entry screen if the identifier is not included in the connection permission list, and to add, if a password entered on the password entry screen matches with a registered password, the identifier to the connection permission list and start the operation of establishing the connection between the communication module and the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kotaro Fukui