Patents by Inventor Masanobu Nakamura

Masanobu Nakamura 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: 20220373611
    Abstract: A deterioration determination device for a storage battery system includes: a current sensor configured to, at a time of stopping charging or stopping discharging of storage batteries, measure circulation current generated among storage battery arrays in each of storage battery array blocks; a measurement control unit configured to collect a value of the circulation current measured by the current sensor; and a storage battery state determining unit configured to, from the collected value of the circulation current, determine whether or not there is deterioration of the storage batteries in the storage battery array blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., THE FURUKAWA BATTERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto NAKAMURA, Akira TANAKA, Masanobu ARAGAKI, Hideaki YOSHIDA, Wataru TEZUKA, Akihiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20220252305
    Abstract: To provide a heat generating material in which a decrease in hydrogen absorption performance and amount of heat generation can be suppressed at the time of use at a high temperature, and physical properties such as hydrogen absorption performance and amount of heat generation are further improved. The heat generating material includes: a first metal having a melting point of 230° C. or more; and a second metal having a melting point higher than the melting point of the first metal, in which, at this time, at least one of the first metal or the second metal has a hydrogen solubility greater than silver at a temperature less than the melting point of the second metal, a hydride of at least one of the first metal or the second metal has a standard enthalpy of formation equal to or more than a standard enthalpy of formation of CaH2, and heat is generated when the first metal and the second metal come into contact with hydrogen gas at a temperature less than the melting point of the second metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., RENAULT S.A.S., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanobu UCHIMURA, Masanori NAKAMURA, Masahiro KISHIDA, Tsuyoshi YAMAMOTO, Hideki MATSUNE, Itsuki IMOTO, Yuya SATOH
  • Publication number: 20210272269
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control device, a control method, and a program that allow notification of an abnormality occurring in a robot to be given to a user in an easy-to-check manner. A control device according to one aspect of the present technology includes: an abnormality detection unit that detects an abnormality that has occurred in a predetermined part of a robot; and an attitude control unit that controls an attitude of the robot so that the predetermined part in which the abnormality has occurred is within the angle of view of a camera. The present technology can be applied to a robot capable of making autonomous motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: HIROTAKA SUZUKI, ATSUSHI IRIE, TAKARA KASAI, MASANOBU NAKAMURA, TETSUYA NARITA, HAJIME MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20210229284
    Abstract: There is provided a control device, a control method, and a program that can prevent failure of an operation of a robot. The control device according to an aspect of the present technology includes a state transition determination section that controls an operation of a robot to perform a predetermined process before a task results in failure in a case where a state transition of the robot in performing the task follows a failure state transition that is preset as a state transition that results in the failure of the task. The present technology can be applied to a robot capable of autonomous operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi IRIE, Hirotaka SUZUKI, Takara KASAI, Masanobu NAKAMURA, Andrew SHIN
  • Publication number: 20210165412
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a control device, a control method, and a program that enable the action of a movable body to be planned in accordance with the value of a peripheral object. The control device according to an embodiment of the present technology estimates a value of an object at the periphery of a movable body on the basis of sensor data detected by the movable body, and plans an action of the movable body on the basis of the value of the object estimated. The present technology is applicable to robots capable of acting autonomously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: HAJIME MIHARA, ANDREW SHIN, TETSUYA NARITA, KAZUO HONGO, MASANOBU NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210006633
    Abstract: This is an information processing apparatus having a control unit configured to execute instruction proxy processing in a case where an instruction from a user specifies another information processing apparatus as an instruction target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: MASANOBU NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10424310
    Abstract: A digital watermark embedding device includes a generating unit that makes use of a key random number which is input, and outputs a filter for determining a first band and a second band which represent at least a single pair of frequency bands in which a digital watermark bit is to be embedded; and an embedding unit that, when the digital watermark bit is to be embedded in a unit frame of a voice signal which is input, varies a sum of amplitude spectrum intensities of at least one of the first band and the second band in such a way that a first sum of amplitude spectrum intensities of the first band is greater than a second sum of amplitude spectrum intensities of the second band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Masanobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10414906
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide pneumatic tires that can achieve both abrasion resistance and low heat build-up properties. The present invention relates to a pneumatic tire including a tread formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition containing: a rubber component including an isoprene-based rubber and a high-cis polybutadiene rubber having a cis content of 90% by mass or more; one or more types of carbon black; and sulfur, at least one of the one or more types of carbon black being produced from a feedstock oil that has a BMCI value of 150 or less and an aliphatic hydrocarbon content of 30% by mass or more, the BMCI value being calculated from the average boiling point T (° C.) and the specific gravity D (60/60° F.) relative to water at 60° F. according to the equation below, BMCI=48,640/(T+273)+473.7D?456.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Kitago, Takayuki Nagase, Yuuki Kawana, Takayuki Hattori, Takao Wada, Soh Ishino, Yuhei Yamashiro, Masaki Oshimo, Masanobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10066090
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition for tires that shows a balanced improvement in properties such as fuel economy, processability, heat aging resistance, abrasion resistance, wet-grip performance, performance on snow and ice, and handling stability, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for tires, containing: a highly purified, modified natural rubber having a pH adjusted to 2-7; carbon black and/or a white filler; and a styrene-butadiene rubber having a styrene content of 30% by mass or more, and also relates to a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sakaki, Masanobu Nakamura, Yuka Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20180186973
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide pneumatic tires that can achieve both abrasion resistance and low heat build-up properties. The present invention relates to a pneumatic tire including a tread formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition containing: a rubber component including an isoprene-based rubber and a high-cis polybutadiene rubber having a cis content of 90% by mass or more; one or more types of carbon black; and sulfur, at least one of the one or more types of carbon black being produced from a feedstock oil that has a BMCI value of 150 or less and an aliphatic hydrocarbon content of 30% by mass or more, the BMCI value being calculated from the average boiling point T (° C.) and the specific gravity D (60/60° F.) relative to water at 60° F. according to the equation below, BMCI=48,640/(T+273)+473.7D?456.8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota KITAGO, Takayuki NAGASE, Yuuki KAWANA, Takayuki HATTORI, Takao WADA, Soh ISHINO, Yuhei YAMASHIRO, Masaki OSHIMO, Masanobu NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9926437
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition for tires, capable of improving discoloration resistance and tire appearance while maintaining good handling stability, crack resistance, and ozone resistance or improving these properties, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for tires including a rubber component having a combined amount of polybutadiene rubber, natural rubber, and polyisoprene rubber of 90% by mass or more based on 100% by mass of a rubber component; sulfur; a pluronic nonionic surfactant in an amount of 0.1 to 5.0 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component; and carbon black in an amount of 2 to 70 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Tokimune, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Masanobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9890272
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rubber composition for tires and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition, wherein the rubber composition can improve discoloration resistance and tire appearance while maintaining or improving good fuel economy and good abrasion resistance. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for tires containing a rubber component containing styrene-butadiene rubber in an amount of 30 to 100% by mass based on 100% by mass of the rubber component; a Pluronic-type nonionic surfactant; and sulfur, the rubber composition for tires having a combined amount of carbon black and silica of 20 to 140 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Tokimune, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Masanobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9881623
    Abstract: A digital watermark embedding device includes a synthesized voice generating unit that outputs a synthesized voice according to an input text and outputs phoneme-based alignment regarding phonemes included in the synthesized voice; an estimating unit that estimates whether or not a potentially risky expression is included in the input text, and outputs a potentially risky segment in which the potentially risky expression is estimated to be included; an embedding control unit that associates the potentially risky segment with the phoneme-based alignment, and decides and outputs an embedding time for embedding a watermark in the synthesized voice; and an embedding unit that embeds a digital watermark in the synthesized voice at a time specified as the embedding time for the synthesized voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masanobu Nakamura, Masahiro Morita
  • Patent number: 9873779
    Abstract: A rubber composition for tire inhibits increase in a Mooney viscosity and has satisfactory processability, abrasion resistance and mechanical strength. The rubber composition for tire comprises: 10 to 120 parts by mass of silica having a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area of 150 m2/g or more, based on 100 parts by mass of a rubber component, and 1 to 25 parts by mass of a silane coupling agent comprising a polysulfide coupling agent represented by the following formula (1), based on 100 parts by mass of the silica, wherein the polysulfide coupling agent comprises 83 to 87% by mass of disulfide of x=2 measured by high performance liquid chromatography and has a pH value of 7.7 to 8.2, (wherein x is an integer of 1 or more and has a distribution).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Masanobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9754603
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a speech feature extraction apparatus includes an extraction unit and a calculation unit. The extraction unit extracts speech segments over a predetermined period at intervals of a unit time from either an input speech signal or a plurality of subband input speech signals obtained by extracting signal components of a plurality of frequency bands from the input speech signal, to generate either a unit speech signal or a plurality of subband unit speech signals. The calculation unit calculates either each average time of the unit speech signal in each of the plurality of frequency bands or each average time of each of the plurality of subband unit speech signals to obtain a speech feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masanobu Nakamura, Takashi Masuko
  • Publication number: 20170218170
    Abstract: A rubber composition comprising silica that has a BET specific surface area of not more than 130 m2/g and hardness of granulated particles as measured based on JIS K6221-1982 6.3.3 of not less than 23.5 cN can provide a rubber composition which is excellent in rubber physical properties while maintaining energy efficiency. A tire comprising a component consisted of the rubber composition can be also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji HATANO, Yuka YOKOYAMA, Kouhei TANAKA, Akira MINAGOSHI, Kazuo HOCHI, Masanobu NAKAMURA, Toshikazu KONDO, Kenichiro OGATA
  • Publication number: 20160297954
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition for tires that shows a balanced improvement in properties such as fuel economy, processability, heat aging resistance, abrasion resistance, wet-grip performance, performance on snow and ice, and handling stability, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for tires, containing: a highly purified, modified natural rubber having a pH adjusted to 2-7; carbon black and/or a white filler; and a styrene-butadiene rubber having a styrene content of 30% by mass or more, and also relates to a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki SAKAKI, Masanobu NAKAMURA, Yuka YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160215126
    Abstract: A rubber composition for tire inhibits increase in a Mooney viscosity and has satisfactory processability, abrasion resistance and mechanical strength. The rubber composition for tire comprises: 10 to 120 parts by mass of silica having a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area of 150 m2/g or more, based on 100 parts by mass of a rubber component, and 1 to 25 parts by mass of a silane coupling agent comprising a polysulfide coupling agent represented by the following formula (1), based on 100 parts by mass of the silica, wherein the polysulfide coupling agent comprises 83 to 87% by mass of disulfide of x=2 measured by high performance liquid chromatography and has a pH value of 7.7 to 8.2, (wherein x is an integer of 1 or more and has a distribution).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Masanobu NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160122517
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition for tires, capable of improving discoloration resistance and tire appearance while maintaining good handling stability, crack resistance, and ozone resistance or improving these properties, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for tires including a rubber component having a combined amount of polybutadiene rubber, natural rubber, and polyisoprene rubber of 90% by mass or more based on 100% by mass of a rubber component; sulfur; a pluronic nonionic surfactant in an amount of 0.1 to 5.0 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component; and carbon black in an amount of 2 to 70 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi TOKIMUNE, Tatsuya MIYAZAKI, Masanobu NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20160108214
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rubber composition for tires and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition, wherein the rubber composition can improve discoloration resistance and tire appearance while maintaining or improving good fuel economy and good abrasion resistance. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for tires containing a rubber component containing styrene-butadiene rubber in an amount of 30 to 100% by mass based on 100% by mass of the rubber component; a Pluronic-type nonionic surfactant; and sulfur, the rubber composition for tires having a combined amount of carbon black and silica of 20 to 140 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi TOKIMUNE, Tatsuya MIYAZAKI, Masanobu NAKAMURA