Patents by Inventor Masaya Kojima

Masaya Kojima 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: 20180183240
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus, power conversion method, and a power conversion system can reduce the occurrence of unnecessary power loss. The power conversion apparatus converts direct current (DC) power supplied by a solar cell into alternating current (AC) power. The power conversion apparatus includes a DC filter unit, a memory, and a controller. The DC filter unit includes a noise filter that reduces noise in the DC power supplied by the solar cell and a switch that connects an input terminal and an output terminal of the noise filter. The controller controls the switch in accordance with output power of the DC filter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Hitoshi KUWAHARA, Masaya KOJIMA
  • Patent number: 9979228
    Abstract: An energy management apparatus capable of taking an appropriate measure in the event of a power failure and a method of controlling the energy management system will be provided. A storage medium 25, a power input unit 122 for receiving power supply, a backup power source 123 for supplying power when power supply to the power input unit 122 from a grid power source 50 stops, and a control unit 124, when the power supply to the power input unit 122 from the grid power source 50 stops for a period equal to or longer than a predetermined period, for carrying out a suspension processing of the storage medium 25 are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanobu Nishigai, Masaya Kojima, Ryo Noguchi
  • Patent number: 9965485
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first display controller, an accepting unit, a grouping unit, and a memory controller. The first display controller controls a display to display plural images representing respective files. The accepting unit accepts an operation for selecting at least two or more images from among the plural images. The grouping unit forms a group by associating plural files represented by the at least two or more images with one another with the at least two or more images kept displayed on the display in a case where the accepting unit has accepted the operation. The memory controller controls a memory to store information indicating display positions of the at least two or more images on a screen in association with the group that has been formed by the grouping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Sato, Masaya Kojima, Kosuke Kubota, Kunihiko Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9923357
    Abstract: A power supply system comprises a plurality of distributed power source systems capable of supplying powers to loads 400 by performing an interconnection operation in parallel with grid 10 or an offline self-sustained operation. SOFC system 300 detects an abnormal state of the power supplied to loads 400. SOFC system 300 eases the abnormality detection conditions during the self-sustained operation than during the interconnection operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaya Kojima
  • Publication number: 20170187191
    Abstract: A control method of the power generation system of the disclosure is a control method of a power generation system configured with a power generation apparatus and at least one other power generation apparatus coupled to the power generation apparatus herein, the power generation system configured to interconnect with a grid and supply power to a load, wherein a process performed by the power generation apparatus includes a step of obtaining a current value between the power generation system and the grid, a step of determining, based on the current value, respective target power to be generated by the power generation apparatuses, and the other power generation apparatuses, and a step of notifying the other power generation apparatuses of the respective target power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Masaya KOJIMA, Hitoshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20170162891
    Abstract: To provide a fuel cell system that reduces electric power purchased from a system even when load changes, disclosed is a method of controlling a fuel cell system including an electric generator and an electric power control device that controls the electric generator. The electric power control device performs a procedure including: the monitoring step of monitoring a power consumption of a load apparatus to which the fuel cell system supplies electric power; the temperature acquisition step of acquiring a temperature in the electric generator; the gas fill amount acquisition step of acquiring an amount of gas filled in the electric generator; and the control step of controlling a change rate of an output voltage of the electric generator based on the temperature in the electric generator and the amount of gas filled in the electric generator in response to an increase in the power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaya KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20170149076
    Abstract: In order to provide means to improve an operating ratio and the like of a fuel cell while keeping using a gas meter and a gas leakage detection system popularly used by a general household, a fuel cell system of the disclosure herein including a fuel cell module configured to generate power by using gas supplied via a gas meter and a controller configured to control the power generation of the fuel cell module, wherein the controller, when detecting for a first predetermined period of time that the gas is not supplied to anything else other than the fuel cell module, controls to stop the power generation of the fuel cell module for a second predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Masaya KOJIMA, Yasunori KOMADA
  • Publication number: 20170134596
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a receiving unit that receives an operation for an operation target device, and an acquisition unit that acquires, through a near field radio communication, information on the operation target device, which is stored in the operation target device connected through the near field radio communication, during the operation, wherein the information on the operation target device is information that the operation target device acquires from an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru SATO, Masaya KOJIMA, Hideo SASAGAWA, Kazuya IIMURA, Kiyoshi TAKAHASHI, Hiroyuki TOJO
  • Publication number: 20160048530
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first display controller, an accepting unit, a grouping unit, and a memory controller. The first display controller controls a display to display plural images representing respective files. The accepting unit accepts an operation for selecting at least two or more images from among the plural images. The grouping unit forms a group by associating plural files represented by the at least two or more images with one another with the at least two or more images kept displayed on the display in a case where the accepting unit has accepted the operation. The memory controller controls a memory to store information indicating display positions of the at least two or more images on a screen in association with the group that has been formed by the grouping unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru SATO, Masaya KOJIMA, Kosuke KUBOTA, Kunihiko HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20150244208
    Abstract: An energy management apparatus capable of taking an appropriate measure in the event of a power failure and a method of controlling the energy management system will be provided. A storage medium 25, a power input unit 122 for receiving power supply, a backup power source 123 for supplying power when power supply to the power input unit 122 from a grid power source 50 stops, and a control unit 124, when the power supply to the power input unit 122 from the grid power source 50 stops for a period equal to or longer than a predetermined period, for carrying out a suspension processing of the storage medium 25 are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanobu Nishigai, Masaya Kojima, Ryo Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8897123
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal (100) includes a correction unit (154) configured to correct data signals by using reference signals included in a received frame from a base station (200), a determination unit (140) for determining whether it is possible to have good radio communication with the base station (200) based on a condition of radio communication with the base station (200), a transmission frame generation unit (110), upon determination that it is possible to perform good radio communication, for generating a transmission frame with a reduced number of reference signals as a notification signal, and a transmission unit (120) for transmitting the notification signal to the base station (200). The correction unit (154) corrects the data signal by using the reference signals included in the received frame in which at least one reference signal is replaced with the data signal, from the base station (200) corresponding to the notification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Masaya Kojima
  • Publication number: 20140300187
    Abstract: A power supply system comprises a plurality of distributed power source systems capable of supplying powers to loads 400 by performing an interconnection operation in parallel with grid 10 or an offline self-sustained operation. SOFC system 300 detects an abnormal state of the power supplied to loads 400. SOFC system 300 eases the abnormality detection conditions during the self-sustained operation than during the interconnection operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaya Kojima
  • Patent number: 8246806
    Abstract: An electrophoresis apparatus includes a multi-capillary array having a liquid or solid disposed between the capillaries of the array. The liquid or solid exhibits a refractive index higher than that of air and less than that of water and reduces the amount of laser beams scattered by the capillaries. Also provided are methods of adjusting refracted and reflected excitation light beams passing through capillaries of a multi-capillary array, to reduce loss of intensity of the laser beams and increase irradiation of respective samples disposed in the capillaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: Applera Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Inaba, Tomohiro Shoji, Shozo Kasai, Masaya Kojima, Yasushi Shimizu, Seiichi Ugai, Eric S. Nordman
  • Publication number: 20120155417
    Abstract: A base station (200) has an information acquiring unit (224) for acquiring information indicating an upper limit of a value based on the current consumption of a wireless communication terminal and the number of first frequency bands requested by the wireless communication terminal, a band number determining unit (221) for determining the number of second frequency bands to be assigned to the wireless communication terminal based on the acquired information indicating the upper limit of current consumption and a band number setting unit (222) for setting the number of first frequency bands to the number of frequency bands to be assigned to the wireless communication terminal when the number of first frequency bands is equal to or less than the number of second frequency bands and setting the number of second frequency bands to the number of frequency bands to be assigned to the wireless communication terminal when the number of first frequency bands is greater than the number of second frequency bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaya KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20120076101
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal (100) includes a correction unit (154) configured to correct data signals by using reference signals included in a received frame from a base station (200), a determination unit (140) for determining whether it is possible to have good radio communication with the base station (200) based on a condition of radio communication with the base station (200), a transmission frame generation unit (110), upon determination that it is possible to perform good radio communication, for generating a transmission frame with a reduced number of reference signals as a notification signal, and a transmission unit (120) for transmitting the notification signal to the base station (200). The correction unit (154) corrects the data signal by using the reference signals included in the received frame in which at least one reference signal is replaced with the data signal, from the base station (200) corresponding to the notification signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaya Kojima
  • Patent number: 8145226
    Abstract: A base station (200) has an information acquiring unit (224) for acquiring information indicating an upper limit of a value based on the current consumption of a wireless communication terminal and the number of first frequency bands requested by the wireless communication terminal, a band number determining unit (221) for determining the number of second frequency bands to be assigned to the wireless communication terminal based on the acquired information indicating the upper limit of current consumption and a band number setting unit (222) for setting the number of first frequency bands to the number of frequency bands to be assigned to the wireless communication terminal when the number of first frequency bands is equal to or less than the number of second frequency bands and setting the number of second frequency bands to the number of frequency bands to be assigned to the wireless communication terminal when the number of first frequency bands is greater than the number of second frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Masaya Kojima
  • Patent number: 8142635
    Abstract: A capillary array includes a light detection portion, a sample supply portion, a buffer solution supply portion and a voltage application portion which are necessary functions for electrophoresis, thereby, when assembling the capillary array into an electrophoresis apparatus, the same can be immediately used. Accordingly, a capillary array is provided which can be easily incorporated into an electrophoresis apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Shimizu, Toshiaki Kita, Kiyoshi Tsukada, Akihiro Suzuki, Tomonari Morioka, Masaya Kojima, Ryoji Inaba, Daizo Tokinaga, Shuhei Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Okishima, Masao Fukunaga, Takayasu Furukawa, Tomohiro Shoji
  • Patent number: 8043493
    Abstract: An electrophoresis apparatus includes a multi-capillary array having a liquid or solid disposed between the capillaries of the array. The liquid or solid exhibits a refractive index higher than that of air and less than that of water and reduces the amount of laser beams scattered by the capillaries. Also provided are methods of adjusting refracted and reflected excitation light beams passing through capillaries of a multi-capillary array, to reduce loss of intensity of the laser beams and increase irradiation of respective samples disposed in the capillaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Applera Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Inaba, Tomohiro Shoji, Shozo Kasai, Masaya Kojima, Yasushi Shimizu, Seiichi Ugai
  • Publication number: 20100288642
    Abstract: A capillary array includes a light detection portion, a sample supply portion, a buffer solution supply portion and a voltage application portion which are necessary functions for electrophoresis, thereby, when assembling the capillary array into an electrophoresis apparatus, the same can be immediately used. Accordingly, a capillary array is provided which can be easily incorporated into an electrophoresis apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Yasushi Shimizu, Toshiaki Kita, Kiyoshi Tsukada, Akihiro Suzuki, Tomonari Morioka, Masaya Kojima, Ryoji Inaba, Daizo Tokinaga, Shuhei Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Okishima, Masao Fukunaga, Takayasu Furukawa, Tomohiro Shoji
  • Patent number: 7785458
    Abstract: A capillary array includes a light detection portion, a sample supply portion, a buffer solution supply portion and a voltage application portion which are necessary functions for electrophoresis, thereby, when assembling the capillary array into an electrophoresis apparatus, the same can be immediately used. Accordingly, a capillary array is provided which can be easily incorporated into an electrophoresis apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Shimizu, Toshiaki Kita, Kiyoshi Tsukada, Akihiro Suzuki, Tomonari Morioka, Masaya Kojima, Ryoji Inaba, Daizo Tokinaga, Shuhei Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Okishima, Masao Fukunaga, Takayasu Furukawa, Tomohiro Shoji