Patents by Inventor Nobutaka Nishimura

Nobutaka Nishimura 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: 10514670
    Abstract: An energy management apparatus according to an embodiment is used in a management system having an information device management apparatus that has a first storage storing information device information regarding at least one information device and sends to the energy management apparatus first power consumption information regarding the power consumption by the information device. The energy management apparatus has a receiver, a first acquisitor, and a second storage. The receiver receives, regarding zones related to a building, a detection signal regarding detection of a person in each of the zones. The first acquisitor acquires second power consumption information regarding power consumed by a facility device in the zones. The second storage stores the first power consumption information and the second power consumption information in connection with the zones, based on the detection signal received by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Angela Siega Belgera, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190206013
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a capture part acquiring image data, and a display displaying an image on a display based on the image data. First information acquired includes at least either an azimuth angle or an elevation angle as a direction of the image and at least either an angle of view of the image or angle-of-view related information calculating the angle of view. When a second direction of a second image is included within a range of a first angle of view in a first direction of a first image, the second image is associated with the first image, and the first image is displayed within the display, and display is performed in a state in which the second image to be associated with the first image is overlapped on the first image within the display as the second image or second information indicating the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Nobutaka OKUYAMA, Ryuji NISHIMURA, Susumu YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180284708
    Abstract: An energy management apparatus according to an embodiment is used in a management system including an information device management apparatus which has a first storage storing an information device table indicating a relationship between an information device identifier for identifying at least one information device and a zone identifier for each of zones and controls the information device based on the information device table and data received from the energy management apparatus. The energy management apparatus has an acquisitor, a data processor, a second storage and a communicator. The acquisitor acquires, regarding the zones, presence-absence information indicating a presence or absence of a person in each of the zones. The data processor generates the data based on the presence-absence information acquired by the acquisitor and the zone identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Angela Siega BELGERA, Nobutaka NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180246483
    Abstract: An energy management apparatus according to an embodiment is used in a management system having an information device management apparatus that has a first storage storing information device information regarding at least one information device and sends to the energy management apparatus first power consumption information regarding the power consumption by the information device. The energy management apparatus has a receiver, a first acquisitor, and a second storage. The receiver receives, regarding zones related to a building, a detection signal regarding detection of a person in each of the zones. The first acquisitor acquires second power consumption information regarding power consumed by a facility device in the zones. The second storage stores the first power consumption information and the second power consumption information in connection with the zones, based on the detection signal received by the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Angela Siega BELGERA, Nobutaka NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9866031
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a power control apparatus includes a receiving unit, an environment-data acquiring unit, and a calculation unit. The receiving unit receives, from a power supplying side, a power-consumption reduction request for reducing power consumption at a power demanding side. The environmental data acquiring unit acquires, from the power demanding side, environmental data representing environmental state of the power demanding side. The calculating unit calculates a power-reduction value based on the environmental data, in response to the power-consumption reduction request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Nobutaka Nishimura, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda
  • Patent number: 9829955
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicatively connected to a plurality of image sensors that capture images of surroundings of a control target device which is to be a target of power controlling. The information processing apparatus includes an attribute information generation unit and a management unit. The attribute information generation unit generates, by using the images captured by each of the image sensors, attribute information of the control target device which is under jurisdiction of at least one of the image sensors. The management unit manages the attribute information of the control target device generated by the attribute information generation unit in association with the control target device and the at least one of the image sensors having jurisdiction over the control target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9702578
    Abstract: An air conditioning control system allows a supply air switching controller to alternately switch outside air control and return air control at a preset switching interval. The supply air switching controller is connected to an air conditioner placed to correspond to each room inside as an air conditioning control subject. The outside air control takes outside air into a temperature/humidity adjustment coil of the air conditioner by opening a first damper provided in the air conditioner in order to adjust an intake volume of the outside air into the air conditioner and by closing a second damper provided in the air conditioner in order to adjust an intake volume of return air from the room inside. The return air control takes the return air from the room inside into the temperature/humidity adjustment coil of the air conditioner by closing the first damper and opening the second damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenzo Yonezawa, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yuuichi Hanada, Naoki Makino, Hideki Oono, Akihiro Fujii, Susumu Sugawara, Tomonori Maegawa, Hiroshi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9633320
    Abstract: An energy demand prediction apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image analysis unit and a prediction unit. The image analysis unit generates analysis data including at least one of human information and environment information of a prediction target area based on image data acquired by an image sensor. The prediction unit generates prediction data by executing an energy demand prediction based on the analysis data and an energy demand prediction model generated using previous data corresponding to the analysis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20160342190
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicatively connected to a plurality of image sensors that capture images of surroundings of a control target device which is to be a target of power controlling. The information processing apparatus includes an attribute information generation unit and a management unit. The attribute information generation unit generates, by using the images captured by each of the image sensors, attribute information of the control target device which is under jurisdiction of at least one of the image sensors. The management unit manages the attribute information of the control target device generated by the attribute information generation unit in association with the control target device and the at least one of the image sensors having jurisdiction over the control target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki ENOHARA, Kazumi NAGATA, Shuhei NODA, Kenji BABA, Nobutaka NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9464819
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an air conditioning control system is connected to a camera device, which is installed in an interior as an inside of a room and an air conditioning control target, and to an air conditioner that performs air conditioning for the interior as the air conditioning target, the air conditioning control system includes: an activity amount calculation unit; a current comfort index value calculation unit; a control parameter calculation unit; and an air conditioner control unit. The activity amount calculation unit acquires and analyzes image information formed by imaging the interior as the air conditioning control target from the camera device, and calculates an activity amount of a person present in the room based on the image information. The current comfort index value calculation unit calculates a current comfort index value of the person present in the room based on the activity amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9442553
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicatively connected to a plurality of image sensors that capture images of surroundings of a control target device which is to be a target of power controlling. The information processing apparatus includes an attribute information generation unit and a management unit. The attribute information generation unit generates, by using the images captured by each of the image sensors, attribute information of the control target device which is under jurisdiction of at least one of the image sensors. The management unit manages the attribute information of the control target device generated by the attribute information generation unit in association with the control target device and the at least one of the image sensors having jurisdiction over the control target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20160195290
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an air-conditioning controller configured to control an air-conditioning system including a heat source device that supplies a refrigerant for cooling air to an air conditioner includes: a comfort index range recorder for storing a target range of a comfort index of a sensation of warmth of human; a comfort index calculator for calculating the comfort index based on a temperature measured value or a humidity measured value according to an air-conditioning subject obtained by a measured value obtaining unit, and an airflow speed according to the air-conditioning subject; a blast fan controller configured to control changing a wind speed from a blast fan to high when the comfort index is out of the target range; and a consumption energy controller configured to control the heat source device to decrease consumption energy after changing the wind speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Kenzo YONEZAWA, Yasuo TAKAGI, Nobutaka NISHIMURA, Yuuichi HANADA, Naoki MAKINO, Hiroshi MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9243811
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a PMV estimating device calculates a PMV value from an average room radiation temperature, room temperature, room humidity, room air velocity, an amount of cloth worn by a person in the room, and an amount of activity of the person in the room. The PMV estimating device includes: indoor solar radiation calculator; solar radiated article temperature estimator; and average radiation temperature estimator. The indoor solar radiation calculator calculates an amount of solar radiation entered into the room. The solar radiated article temperature estimator estimates a temperature of a solar radiated article receiving the solar radiation entered into the room, by using the amount of solar radiation entered into the room calculated by the indoor solar radiation calculator. The average radiation temperature estimator estimates the average room radiation temperature by using the temperature of the solar radiated article estimated by the solar radiated article temperature estimator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masaaki Saito, Yasuo Takagi, Koichi Ikeda, Yukio Hiraoka, Kenji Mitsumoto, Dai Murayama, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yoshikazu Ooba, Yutaka Iino
  • Patent number: 9136706
    Abstract: A power management system includes: customer terminals; and a power management apparatus connected to the customer terminals, wherein each of the customer terminals includes a weather forecast acquisition unit that acquires a local weather forecast for a corresponding customer terminal, and a power prediction unit that predicts a power consumption and an amount of power that can be reduced for a predetermined period based on the weather forecast, and the power management apparatus includes an integration processing unit that integrates the power consumptions and the amounts of power that can be reduced that are predicted for the respective customer terminals to calculate a total power consumption and a total amount of power that can be reduced for all of the customer terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Mitsumoto, Dai Murayama, Masaaki Saito, Yoshikazu Ooba, Shingo Tamaru, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yutaka Iino, Shuichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9137449
    Abstract: There are provided a retaining unit that retains a basic model indicating a plurality of relations for a plurality of subject conditions between a plurality of illuminances and a plurality of luminance of a plurality of captured images, which are obtained when a subject is imaged by changing an illuminance condition under the subject conditions; a reference image acquiring unit that acquires a captured image captured in a target space for illuminance estimation as a reference image; a reference illuminance acquiring unit that acquires illuminance of the target space at a time of imaging the reference image as reference illuminance; and an illuminance estimation model generating unit that generates an illuminance estimation model indicating a relation between illuminance and luminance in the target space from a data value indicated as a pair of the reference illuminance and luminance of the reference image based on the basic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8989911
    Abstract: A power consumption management system includes power consumption managers and a power supply manager. Each of the power consumption managers creates changeable power amount information with respect to a planned value of power consumption for each predetermined time range in a preset predetermined period in future, the planned value being related to a load of each piece of equipment in a building as a monitoring target. The power supply manager is connected to each of the power consumption managers through a network, decides a power change request amount for each building based on the created changeable power amount information, and transmits the decided power change request amount to each of the power consumption managers for the purpose of notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masahiko Murai, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yutaka Iino, Kenji Mitsumoto, Dai Murayama, Kazunori Iwabuchi, Yoshikazu Ooba
  • Patent number: 8938320
    Abstract: According to embodiments, a regional energy integrated management device for managing energy in a region containing multiple buildings includes an information acquisition unit, an information generator, and an instruction transmitter. The information acquisition unit acquires energy management information containing energy shortage and surplus information of a building from the multiple buildings. The information generator generates regional energy management information for mutually adjusting energy supply between different buildings in the management target region based on the energy management information on the multiple buildings thus acquired. The instruction transmitter transmits the generated regional energy management information to the corresponding buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ooba, Nobutaka Nishimura, Hideki Oono
  • Publication number: 20150015775
    Abstract: There are provided a retaining unit that retains a basic model indicating a plurality of relations for a plurality of subject conditions between a plurality of illuminances and a plurality of luminance of a plurality of captured images, which are obtained when a subject is imaged by changing an illuminance condition under the subject conditions; a reference image acquiring unit that acquires a captured image captured in a target space for illuminance estimation as a reference image; a reference illuminance acquiring unit that acquires illuminance of the target space at a time of imaging the reference image as reference illuminance; and an illuminance estimation model generating unit that generates an illuminance estimation model indicating a relation between illuminance and luminance in the target space from a data value indicated as a pair of the reference illuminance and luminance of the reference image based on the basic model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20140340513
    Abstract: An image capturing unit captures an image of a predetermined space. An image acquiring unit acquires the image captured by the image capturing unit. A mask region deriving unit derives, by using the image acquired by the image acquiring unit, a mask region not to be sensed from the image. A detection region deriving unit derives, by using the image acquired by the image acquiring unit, a detection region of each type as a sensing target from the image. A retaining unit retains the mask region and the detection region as setting information. A sensing unit senses a state of the space from the image acquired by the acquiring unit based on the setting information retained in the retaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20140333766
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicatively connected to a plurality of image sensors that capture images of surroundings of a control target device which is to be a target of power controlling. The information processing apparatus includes an attribute information generation unit and a management unit. The attribute information generation unit generates, by using the images captured by each of the image sensors, attribute information of the control target device which is under jurisdiction of at least one of the image sensors. The management unit manages the attribute information of the control target device generated by the attribute information generation unit in association with the control target device and the at least one of the image sensors having jurisdiction over the control target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Nobutaka Nishimura