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).

  • Publication number: 20120022710
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an energy consumption management system includes: a movement information creating device; a power consumption amount measuring device; an accumulating device; and a display device. The movement information creating device creates movement information regarding a person in a management target area. The power consumption amount measuring device measures a power consumption amount of an instrument in the management target area. The accumulating device creates management information in which the movement information and a power consumption amount measurement value measured are associated with each other. The display device displays the management information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Shuhei NODA, Kenji BABA, Takaaki ENOHARA, Kazumi NAGATA, Nobutaka NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20110270459
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, 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 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: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Masahiko MURAI, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yutaka Iino, Kenji Mitsumoto, Dai Murayama, Kazunori Iwabuchi, Yoshikazu Ooba
  • Patent number: 8036779
    Abstract: In an air-conditioning system controller provided with a central control unit and a local control unit, the central control unit includes a heat source machine measurement system for measuring an input/output state of a heat source machine, a setting unit for setting air-conditioning condition data on air-conditioning object spaces, an outdoor air measurement system for measuring outdoor air condition data, a total air-conditioning load operating unit, an optimal operating state estimation unit, and a heat source machine control. The total air-conditioning load operating unit calculates a total air-conditioning load or a heat exchange rate of the heat source machine based on chilled water inlet and outlet temperatures and chilled water flow rate of the heat source machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Ito, Yasuo Takagi, Kenzo Yonezawa, Yoshiki Murakami, Nobutaka Nishimura, Nobuyuki Donen
  • Publication number: 20110246799
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a data-collection apparatus and a data-collection system using the same. The data-collection apparatus includes a battery, a wireless unit to communicate wirelessly to an external device, a measurement unit to measure a measurement target, a power-supply circuit unit to control power supply to the wireless unit and the measurement unit, and a controller. In response to a data-collection start command from the external device, the controller performs a control such that the power-supply circuit unit supplies power to the measurement unit and wireless unit, and that the data measured by the measurement unit is transmitted via the wireless unit to the external device. In response to a power-saving command from the external device, the controller performs a control such that the power-supply circuit unit stops supplying power to the measurement unit and wireless unit for a predetermined period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Tomohiko Tanimoto, Takahiro Shirota, Katsuhiro Sumi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Kimito Idemori, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20110210178
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, provided is an air conditioning control system having a remote controller which collectively controls air conditioning facilities respectively provided in multiple buildings through a network. A building monitoring and controlling device is provided in each of the buildings. The building monitoring and controlling device monitors an air conditioning facility in a building where the building monitoring and controlling device itself is installed, and transmits operation data on the air conditioning facility to the remote controller. The remote controller calculates each operation setting value based on each set of operation data, and transmits the calculated operation setting value to the building monitoring and controlling device corresponding to the calculated operation setting value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Masahiko Murai, Nobutaka Nishimura, Koichi Ikeda, Tomonori Maegawa, Kenichi Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Ooba
  • Publication number: 20110205371
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus connected to a camera device that images a processing target includes: an image information acquisition unit; an accumulation subtraction image information creation unit; a feature amount information creation unit; and an action content identification unit. The image information acquisition unit sequentially acquires, from the camera device, image information formed by imaging the processing target thereby. Based on a temporal change of the image information acquired by the image information acquisition unit, the accumulation subtraction image information creation unit accumulates subtraction information for a predetermined period, which is made by motions of a person present in a room, and creates multivalued accumulation subtraction image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Kazumi NAGATA, Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20110205366
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20110202312
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system includes a first operation sound collector, a second operation sound collector, a database, a receiver, and controller. The first operation sound collector is provided in a movable part of equipment, and transmits first data including inclination angle data and first operation sound data. The second operation sound collector is provided in a fixed part of the equipment, and transmits second data including second operation sound data being collected simultaneously with the first operation sound data. The database stores operation sound data in normal operation. The receiver simultaneously receives the first data and the second data. The controller determines whether an operation sound is abnormal based on the first data, the second data, and the operation sound data of the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Katsuhiro SUMI, Takahiro Shirota, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Tomohiko Tanimoto, Kimito Idemori, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20110106490
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a conveyor diagnostic device diagnoses an abnormal state of a cyclically moving conveyor. The conveyor diagnostic device includes a first tilt sensor, a second tilt sensor, a table, and a processing unit. The first and second tilt sensors are attached to a predetermined position of the conveyor and detect tilt angles of the conveyor in a vertical direction and horizontal direction, respectively. The table indicates a relationship between a tilt angle which changes in the vertical direction and sections included in one revolution of the conveyor. The processing unit specifies an abnormality occurrence position of the conveyor based on a tilt angle in the vertical direction, the table, and an elapsed time after ingression for a section corresponding to the tilt angle in the vertical direction, when a tilt angle in the horizontal direction exceeds a predetermined management limit value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Kimito IDEMORI, Takahiro Shirota, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Katsuhiro Sumi, Tomohiko Tanimoto, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20110066758
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a scheduling apparatus sends queries to communication modules in buildings and receives facility information measured at monitor-control points from the communication modules. As for each communication module, a network address, a waiting time to receive the facility information after sending a query, and a connection with the monitor-control points, are stored. When a service request indicating at least one monitor-control point is received, queries each including the network address of a communication module connected with a monitor-control point indicated by the service request, are generated. A priority of each query is decided based on the waiting time corresponding to the communication module. Each query is added to a first send queue or a second send queue based on the priority. When queries are sent, a timing to send from the first send queue is same as or earlier than a timing to send from the second send queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomonori Maegawa, Keisuke Mera, Shigeo Matsuzawa, Koichi Ikeda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20110050876
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a behavior detection apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a characteristic acquisition unit, a behavior identification unit, and a detection unit. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire the image data about an object to detect. The characteristic acquisition unit is configured to acquire characteristic data about the object, from the image data. The behavior identification unit is configured to identify the behavior of the object on the basis of the characteristic data. The detection unit is configured to compare the behavior identified by the behavior identification unit with the scheduled behavioral data representing the behavior the object is supposed to exhibit, thereby to detect abnormal behavior by the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Kazumi NAGATA, Kenji BABA, Takaaki ENOHARA, Akira SAWADA, Ichiro TOYOSHIMA, Toyokazu ITAKURA, Nobutaka NISHIMURA, Ryoichi KURATA
  • Publication number: 20110050875
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a behavior detection apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a characteristic acquisition unit, a behavior identification unit, and a detection unit. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire the image data about an object to detect. The characteristic acquisition unit is configured to acquire characteristic data about the object, from the image data. The behavior identification unit is configured to identify the behavior of the object on the basis of the characteristic data. The detection unit is configured to compare the behavior identified by the behavior identification unit with the scheduled behavioral data representing the behavior the object is supposed to exhibit, thereby to detect abnormal behavior by the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Kazumi NAGATA, Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Akira Sawada, Ichiro Toyoshima, Toyokazu Itakura, Nobutaka Nishimura, Ryoichi Kurata
  • Publication number: 20100307731
    Abstract: An air-conditioning control system (1) includes: an air conditioner (10) having an outer air cooling coil (11) for cooling outer air and a return air cooling coil (12) for cooling return air in a room; a central heat source device (40) for supplying cold water to each coil (11, 12) of the air conditioner (10); and an air-conditioning linkage controller (50) for calculating a set value of the air conditioner (10) so that the total necessary consumption energy in the air-conditioning control system (1) is the minimum value within a preset range of a comfort index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Kenzo Yonezawa, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yuuichi Hanada, Naoki Makino, Hiroshi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 7757504
    Abstract: An air conditioning controller is provided with a room temperature-humidity combination calculation unit, a temperature-humidity setting value determination unit and a temperature-humidity control unit. The room temperature-humidity combination calculation unit is configured to calculate combinations of room temperature and room humidity corresponding to a target value of a thermal comfort index PMV. The temperature-humidity setting value determination unit is configured to select and determine a combination of the room temperature and humidity that achieves energy saving among the calculated combinations of the room temperature and humidity. The temperature-humidity control unit is configured to separately control the room temperature and humidity so that the room temperature and humidity would measure up respectively to the determined temperature and humidity values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenzo Yonezawa, Yasuo Takagi, Yutaka Iino, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20100157062
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a monitoring system is provided, which has a personal authentication unit and a camera. The personal authentication unit is provided near a security gate and authenticates a person allowed to pass through the security gate. The camera photographs an area near the security gate, in which the personal authentication unit is provided. The monitoring system further has a data generation unit configured to generate personal attribute data about the person authenticated by the personal authentication unit, a person identification unit configured to identify the person authenticated, on the basis of video data generated by the camera, and a monitoring data generation unit configured to generate monitoring data composed of video data and metadata. The video data represents an image including the person identified by the person identification unit. The metadata is associated with the video data and containing the personal attribute data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Yusuke Takahashi, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Akira Sawada, Nobutaka Nishimura, Ryoichi Kurata
  • Publication number: 20100023167
    Abstract: In an air-conditioning system controller provided with a central control unit and a local control unit, the central control unit includes a heat source machine measurement system for measuring an input/output state of a heat source machine, a setting unit for setting air-conditioning condition data on air-conditioning object spaces, an outdoor air measurement system for measuring outdoor air condition data, a total air-conditioning load operating unit, an optimal operating state estimation unit, and a heat source machine control. The total air-conditioning load operating unit calculates a total air-conditioning load or a heat exchange rate of the heat source machine based on chilled water inlet and outlet temperatures and chilled water flow rate of the heat source machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Yasuyuki ITO, Yasuo Takagi, Kenzo Yonezawa, Yoshiki Murakami, Nobutaka Nishimura, Nobuyuki Donen
  • Publication number: 20100006662
    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: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Kenzo YONEZAWA, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yuuichi Hanada, Naoki Makino, Hideki Oono, Akihiro Fujii, Susumu Sugawara, Tomonori Maegawa, Hiroshi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20080234869
    Abstract: A remote performance monitor to acquire monitoring data concerning an air-conditioning system of a monitoring target building and to determine an operating condition of the air-conditioning system, the remote performance monitor comprises a monitoring data receiver (11), a characteristic function calculator (12) and an operating condition calculator (13). The monitoring data receiver (11) receives monitoring data from a monitoring data collecting apparatus in the monitoring target building. The monitoring data is data concerning performance characteristics of air-conditioning machines installed in the air-conditioning system of the monitoring target building. The characteristic function calculator (12) calculates a characteristic function for the monitoring target building and for each of the air-conditioning machines based on the monitoring data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Kenzo Yonezawa, Yasuo Takagi, Yasuyuki Ito, Yoshiki Murakami, Nobutaka Nishimura, Nobuyuki Donen
  • Publication number: 20070240437
    Abstract: An air conditioning controller is provided with a room temperature-humidity combination calculation unit, a temperature-humidity setting value determination unit and a temperature-humidity control unit. The room temperature-humidity combination calculation unit is configured to calculate combinations of room temperature and room humidity corresponding to a target value of a thermal comfort index PMV. The temperature-humidity setting value determination unit is configured to select and determine a combination of the room temperature and humidity that achieves energy saving among the calculated combinations of the room temperature and humidity. The temperature-humidity control unit is configured to separately control the room temperature and humidity so that the room temperature and humidity would measure up respectively to the determined temperature and humidity values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Kenzo Yonezawa, Yasuo Takagi, Yutaka Iino, Nobutaka Nishimura