Patents by Inventor Makoto Ogawa

Makoto Ogawa 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: 20210287516
    Abstract: An information presentation method includes: sequentially obtaining, from a first appliance, appliance data including an operation status of the first appliance; receiving, from a second appliance different from the first appliance, notification of an opportunity of presenting information by the second appliance; determining, after receiving the notification in the receiving, whether to present the information by the second appliance, based on the appliance data obtained in the sequentially obtaining; and instructing the second appliance to present the information when determining to present the information by the second appliance in the determining, and prohibiting the second appliance from presenting the information when determining not to present the information by the second appliance in the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Masaya YAMAMOTO, Tomoki OGAWA, Kunio GOBARA, Atsushi TANAKA, Masashi HlTOTSUYA, Makoto YOSHlNO
  • Publication number: 20210270764
    Abstract: Provided is a microelectrode having a layered structure, including a layer containing a polymer compound having an aromatic ring (polymer compound layer) and a layer containing a conductive material (conductive layer), wherein a thickness of the polymer compound layer is 10 to 900 nm, a thickness of the conductive layer is 0.3 to 10 nm, and the microelectrode has a three-dimensional curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuhiko Teshima, Yuko Ueno, Yui Ogawa, Yoshiaki Kashimura, Satoshi Sasaki, Shengnan Wang, Makoto Takamura, Hiroshi Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20210061123
    Abstract: A charge/discharge management apparatus for executing charge/discharge of a battery of a vehicle electrically connected to a facility, comprising an obtaining unit for obtaining use histories of a plurality of batteries corresponding to a plurality of vehicles electrically connected to the facility, and a selection unit for selecting a battery subjected to execution of charge/discharge from the plurality of batteries based on priority decided from the use histories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hirofumi Suzuki, Makoto Ogawa, Satoshi Odakura, Daisuke Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20210052537
    Abstract: To provide a novel colitis ameliorating agent. A colitis ameliorating agent comprising a trans-astaxanthin derivative of formula (I), geometric isomers thereof, a mixture of the geometric isomers, an optical isomer thereof, or a salt thereof; (wherein m1, m2, n1, and n2 are each the same or different and mean an integer of 1 to 6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: ASTA PHARMACEUTICALS, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinori TAKASHINA, Makoto OGAWA, Kaoru KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro NISHIDA, Akiko NAKAGAWA, Takashi FUJITA, Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Ryoma SHINOHARA, Yuji IWANO, Kiyotaka MORIIZUMI, Sachi MAEDA, Ryo SAKATA, Tomihisa YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210020368
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a body portion and an external electrode on a surface of the body portion. The external electrode includes a base electrode layer, a first Ni plated layer, and an upper plated layer. The first Ni plated layer is provided on the base electrode layer. The upper plated layer is provided above the first Ni plated layer. The first Ni plated layer has a S concentration of not less than about 5.2×1018 atoms/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuki YOSHINO, Makoto OGAWA, Yasuhiro NISHISAKA
  • Publication number: 20210020370
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a body portion and an external electrode. The external electrode is provided on a surface of the body portion. The external electrode includes a base electrode layer, a first Ni plated layer, and an upper plated layer. The first Ni plated layer is provided on the base electrode layer. The upper plated layer is provided above the first Ni plated layer. The first Ni plated layer includes Ni particles having an average particle size of not more than about 52 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuki YOSHINO, Makoto OGAWA, Yasuhiro NISHISAKA
  • Publication number: 20200298720
    Abstract: A control apparatus comprises: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating charging and discharging performance of an electric power device and environmental information on the electric power device; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a characteristic of operation of charging and discharging the electric power device; a correction unit configured to correct the information indicating the charging and discharging performance of the electric power device on the basis of the environmental information; and a control unit configured to control the operation of charging and discharging the electric power device according to a management plan, the management plan being based on the information indicating the charging and discharging performance corrected by the correction unit and the information indicating the characteristic of the operation of charging and discharging the electric power device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200295590
    Abstract: A charge control device capable of charging a battery with electric power generated by a photovoltaic power generator, includes: a setting unit configured to set a control value relating to a magnitude of electric power to be supplied to the battery; and an acquisition unit configured to acquire information relating to an actual supplied electric power supplied to the battery. The setting unit sets a predetermined initial value as the control value and then increases and decreases the control value based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200290473
    Abstract: An electric power management device that manages electric power in a building configured to be electrically connectable to a vehicle including a battery, the device comprising a command issuing unit configured to issue a command to perform charging and discharging of the battery, a specifying unit configured to specify a target range for a charging rate of the battery in performing charging and discharging, and a storage unit configured to store the charging rate in performing charging and discharging, wherein the command issuing unit restrains an issuance of a command to start discharging when the stored charging rate is not more than a lower-limit value of the target range, and restrains an issuance of a command to start charging when the stored charging rate is not less than an upper-limit value of the target range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200290475
    Abstract: A power control device that can charge a battery by controlling output of a conversion unit configured to convert supplied grid electric power into electric power for charging, the power control device includes: a sensing unit configured to sense voltage and current of the grid electric power; a determination unit configured to determine whether a sensed voltage sensed by the sensing unit is in an unstable state in which the sensed voltage drops relative to a rated voltage of the grid electric power; a calculation unit configured to calculate an allowable power value based on the sensed voltage and a rated current of the grid electric power in a case where the determination unit determines that the sensed voltage is in the unstable state; and a control unit configured to control the output of the conversion unit based on the allowable power value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10331953
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus which is connected to and accessible to a database storing a plurality of pieces of previously prepared reference data, and which stores at least one piece of individual data having an image captured by the user in association with the information regarding the food/beverage contained in the captured image. The image processing apparatus compares information of the food/beverage in the captured image with the reference data stored in the database and the individual data, and acquires the food/beverage information included in the reference data together with the reference image similar to the captured image, the food/beverage information associated with the captured image in the individual data, or the food/beverage information in the reference data or the individual data including the food/beverage information relating to the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, foo.log Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoharu Aizawa, Makoto Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10146707
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to hardware-based memory protection of a container-based virtualization environment. A set of access identifiers for a container of a kernel process related to a memory component may be established. An access request from a first user process to a first portion of the memory component may be received. A first candidate access identifier for the first portion of the memory component may be detected. A first access identifier of the set of access identifiers that corresponds to the first portion of the memory component may be identified. A hardware-based memory protection response operation may be determined. The hardware-based memory protection response operation may be carried-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Kawai, Masanori Mitsugi, Makoto Ogawa, Hiroyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180267905
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to hardware-based memory protection of a container-based virtualization environment. A set of access identifiers for a container of a kernel process related to a memory component may be established. An access request from a first user process to a first portion of the memory component may be received. A first candidate access identifier for the first portion of the memory component may be detected. A first access identifier of the set of access identifiers that corresponds to the first portion of the memory component may be identified. A hardware-based memory protection response operation may be determined. The hardware-based memory protection response operation may be carried-out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Yutaka Kawai, Masanori Mitsugi, Makoto Ogawa, Hiroyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9993805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst composition for purifying exhaust gas and an exhaust gas purifying catalyst which contain a manganese-containing composite oxide, and an object of the invention is to provide a novel catalyst composition which can sufficiently function as an exhaust gas purifying catalyst even without supporting a precious metal as a catalytically active component. To achieve the object, there is proposed a catalyst composition for purifying exhaust gas including particles containing a manganese-containing composite oxide and particles containing a metal of Group 5 to Group 11 having an electron in the d orbital (however, Mn, Pt, Rh, and Pd are excluded) or an oxide of the metal in a mixed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ogawa, Yuki Nagao, Yunosuke Nakahara
  • Patent number: 9959973
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor that includes a layered body in which dielectric layers and internal electrode layers are layered alternately, an external electrode on a surface of the layered body and a plating layer on a surface of the external electrode. The external electrode contains Cu, and a protective layer containing Cu2O is provided at a joining portion between the external electrode and the plating layer. When heat is applied to the layered body after the external electrode is removed, a ratio of an arithmetic mean value Xa of a quantity of hydrogen generated per unit temperature in a range higher than or equal to 350° C. with respect to an arithmetic mean value Y of a quantity of hydrogen generated per unit temperature in a range higher than or equal to 230° C. and lower than or equal to 250° C. (Xa/Y) is less than or equal to 0.66.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito Saito, Yasuhiro Nishisaka, Makoto Ogawa, Akihiro Tsuru
  • Publication number: 20180086218
    Abstract: A charge and discharge device for an electric vehicle includes a cable, a holder, and a cable suspending portion. The cable has a distal end at which a charge connector is provided. The charge connector is coupled to an electric vehicle to charge and discharge. The holder holds the charge connector. The cable suspending portion suspends and holds the cable. The holder and the cable suspending portion are disposed at a housing installed on a wall surface. The cable is extracted from the housing. The housing has a side portion at which a tapered surface as a surface facing obliquely ahead is disposed. The holder is mounted on the tapered surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicants: KAWAMURA ELECTRIC, INC., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Murase, Norio Takahashi, Makoto Ogawa, Michihito Okado
  • Patent number: 9704649
    Abstract: In order to prevent the ingress of moisture into a void section of a component main body of a ceramic electronic component, at least the component main body of the ceramic electronic component is provided with water repellency using a water repellent agent. The water repellent agent is dissolved in a supercritical fluid such as, a supercritical CO2 fluid, as a solvent to provide at least the component main body with water repellency. After providing the water repellency, the water repellent agent on the outer surface of the component main body is removed. As the water repellent agent, a silane coupling agent may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Saito, Toshihiko Kobayashi, Makoto Ogawa, Akihiro Motoki, Kenichi Kawasaki, Tatsuo Kunishi
  • Patent number: 9633793
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor that contains at least one kind of a first element that forms a covalent hydride with hydrogen (except for an element generating a hydride having a boiling point of less than 125° C.) and a second element that forms a hydride in a boundary region with hydrogen between an outermost plating layer constituting an external electrode and a dielectric layer constituting a ceramic element body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nishisaka, Yoshito Saito, Makoto Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9623752
    Abstract: A vehicle power supply system includes a power supply connector having a power supply port which is provided within a trunk room and electrically connected to a DC power source, and an inverter device which is provided separately from a fuel cell automobile (an electrically driven vehicle) and is disposed within the trunk room, wherein the trunk room is provided therein with an inverter installation space where the inverter device may be installed at a position which does not overlap with the power supply port when viewed from a forward and rearward direction of the vehicle, and the invert device is provided with a connection cable which is drawn from a side surface thereof and of which a front end portion has a connector portion connected to the power supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Mouri, Kazuhiko Kuyama, Hiroyuki Eguchi, Makoto Ogawa, Koichi Azuma, Takeshi Kanegae, Takeshi Goto, Hiroi Nonaka, Takumi Jinbo
  • Patent number: 9607763
    Abstract: A monolithic ceramic electronic component includes a component body and outer electrodes. The component body includes a plurality of stacked ceramic layers and a plurality of inner electrodes which extend between the ceramic layers, which contain Ni, and which include exposed ends exposed on predetermined surfaces of the component body. The outer electrodes are electrically connected to the exposed ends of the inner electrodes and are formed on the predetermined surfaces of the component body by plating. The inner electrodes include Mg—Ni coexistence regions where Mg and Ni coexist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehisa Sasabayashi, Akihiro Motoki, Makoto Ogawa