Patents by Inventor Kotaro Ise

Kotaro Ise 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: 9859712
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a power electronics device including: a connector connected to a power line; a power controller; a connection detection processor; and a collision monitor. The power controller performs at least one of generating an electric signal to the power line and detecting an electric signal on the power line via the connector. The connection detection processor performs a connection detection process with use of the power controller to detect another power electronics device connected to the power line. The collision monitor monitors whether or not collision of electric signals occurs on the power line during the connection detection process and controls the connection detection processor according to a monitoring result of whether or not the collision of electric signals occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Kotaro Ise, Fumiaki Kanayama, Yuki Yonezawa, Ikuya Aoyama, Akihito Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9768832
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a power electronics device in which a selects a first power electronics device and a second power electronics device from power electronics devices, based on power attribute information and communication attribute information of each power electronics device, and the first power electronics device is a master of power allocation control of electric energy that the power electronics devices connected to one power line of power lines perform input and output on the one power line, and the second power electronics device is a master of output power phase synchronization control of power which the power electronics devices connected to the one power line outputs to the one power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nishibayashi, Kotaro Ise, Takafumi Sakamoto, Yuji Tohzaka, Ikuya Aoyama
  • Patent number: 9698626
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a request control device includes a receiving unit, a generating unit, and a sending unit. The receiving unit is configured to receive a first electric power control request issued for purpose of controlling electric power usage. The generating unit is configured to generate a second electric power control request, which is different than the first electric power control request, at least using the first electric power control request. The sending unit is configured to send the second electric power control request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kotaro Ise, Yu Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9544851
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, there is provided a communication terminal, including: a communication device, a connection processing unit, a device power managing unit and a device power managing unit. The communication device communicates with a network. The connection processing unit establishes a connection with a first communication terminal on the network. The communication managing unit detects a start and an end of a session on the connection. The device power managing unit controls feeding of power to the communication device in accordance with a detected result by the communication managing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kotaro Ise
  • Patent number: 9476922
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a measuring device includes a clock output unit, a receiving unit, an adjusting unit, a generating unit, and a transmitting unit. The clock output unit generates a clock, counts the clock, and outputs a count value. The receiving unit receives a first message including time information. The adjusting unit adjusts time at which acquires a physical amount on the basis of the time information included in the first message and the count value output from the clock output unit when the first message is received. The generating unit generates a second message including a value of the physical amount acquired at the adjusted time. The transmitting unit transmits the second message to a device, which is a transmission source of the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kozakai, Kotaro Ise, Shigeki Katayama
  • Patent number: 9471131
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided with a non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions stored therein, which, when executed by a computer, causes the computer to execute steps including: calculating an access load on a memory area including a plurality of segment areas and determining, for each of the segment areas, one of a plurality of power states including a first power state and a second power state with its power consumption being lower than that of the first power state in accordance with the access load; and setting each of the segment areas to the power state determined therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kotaro Ise, Takeshi Ishihara
  • 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: 9369965
    Abstract: The first wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with a first wireless apparatus on a first wireless network. The beacon transmitting unit cyclically transmits a beacon signal to the first wireless apparatus via the first wireless communication unit. The period determiner determines a transmission permission period during which data transmission by the first wireless apparatus is permitted. The notification unit notifies a control signal specifying the transmission permission period to the first wireless apparatus via the beacon signal. The power managing unit performs control so that power supply to the first wireless communication unit is suspended during a suspension period, the suspend period being a period except both the transmission permission period and a transmission timing period of the beacon signal within a whole period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Seijiro Yoneyama, Kotaro Ise, Kiyoshi Toshimitsu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160112952
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, there is provided a communication terminal, including: a communication device, a connection processing unit, a device power managing unit and a device power managing unit. The communication device communicates with a network. The connection processing unit establishes a connection with a first communication terminal on the network. The communication managing unit detects a start and an end of a session on the connection. The device power managing unit controls feeding of power to the communication device in accordance with a detected result by the communication managing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventor: 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: 9274754
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is provided a program generating apparatus. The apparatus includes: a generator configured to generate a first program based on a second program and a third program. The second program includes a procedure of communicating with an operating apparatus through a network. The third program includes a procedure of allowing a first service and a function of the operating apparatus to collaborate with each other. The first program includes a procedure of realizing a collaboration service in which the first service and the function of the operating apparatus collaborate with each other through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kotaro Ise, Daisuke Ajitomi
  • Patent number: 9253725
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, there is provided a communication terminal, including: a communication device, a connection processing unit, a device power managing unit and a device power managing unit. The communication device communicates with a network. The connection processing unit establishes a connection with a first communication terminal on the network. The communication managing unit detects a start and an end of a session on the connection. The device power managing unit controls feeding of power to the communication device in accordance with a detected result by the communication managing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kotaro Ise
  • 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: 9191158
    Abstract: There is provided with a communication method including: attempting to receive a media packet from a network; storing a received media packet in a first buffering unit; receiving an FEC packet including redundant data to recover a lost media packet and information which specifies a plurality of media packets associated with the redundant data; storing a received FEC packet in a second buffering unit; selecting the FEC packet from the second buffering unit; dividing FEC operation processing to be carried out using the redundant data included in selected FEC packet and the media packets related to the redundant data into a plurality of processes and sequentially carrying out each process so that one process is carried out every time the receiving of a media packet is attempted; and inserting a media packet recovered through the FEC operation processing in the first buffering unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shunichi Gondo, Daisuke Ajitomi, Yuji Irie, Shigeo Matsuzawa, Kotaro Ise
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150269131
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a content conversion apparatus includes a converting unit, an analyzing unit, and a program generating unit. The converting unit is configured to convert a graphic element of content. The analyzing unit is configured to analyze a trigger at which a change occurs in a display of the content. The program generating unit is configured to generate a program for realizing the change in response to an input operation corresponding to the trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Mika MINEMATSU, Hiroyuki AIZU, Kotaro ISE
  • Patent number: 9131261
    Abstract: An information processor includes a receiver configured to receive, from a first device, a response information request including content identification information for identifying a content in a network; an extraction portion configured to extract a plurality of element information pieces included in the content identification information; a storage to store therein each of conditions for a first element information piece among the plurality of element information pieces, and a response information piece in association with each other; and a generator configured to generate a response message including the response information piece stored in association with a condition that the first element information piece extracted by the extraction portion satisfies among the conditions for the first element information piece stored in the storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Daisuke Ajitomi, Hiroyuki Aizu, Keisuke Minami, Kotaro Ise