Patents by Inventor Nobuyuki Matsui

Nobuyuki Matsui 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: 10788461
    Abstract: There are proposed a method for measuring hydrogen-induced cracking which can measure hydrogen-induced cracking initiated in an interior of a test specimen during HIC test and a measuring apparatus used in this method. When cracks initiated in an interior of a test specimen 1 immersed in a test solution 5 containing hydrogen sulfide is measured by an ultrasonic probe 2 placed in a vessel 3, the position and size of cracks initiated in the interior of the test specimen 1 are measured with the lapse of time at a state of immersing the test specimen 1 in the test solution by scanning the ultrasonic probe 2 or the test specimen 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizuno, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Yutaka Matsui, Kyono Yasuda, Koji Fujimoto, Shigeaki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10656636
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes an acquisition module that acquires a safety program, an instruction extraction module that extracts an instruction directed to processing for causing a target device to operate with safety maintained, a signal extraction module that extracts an input signal and an output signal related to the instruction, a setting module that displays the extracted input signal and the extracted output signal in association with each other, and receives a setting of an expected output value for the displayed output signal, the expected output value being a value for causing the target device to operate with safety maintained, and an evaluation module that changes a value of the extracted input signal and determines whether a value of the output signal calculated by an operation in accordance with the safety program, in response to change of the value of the input signal, is identical to the expected output value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujimura, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Asahi Matsui, Masaya Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200033390
    Abstract: One preferable aspect of the present invention is a state detecting system which detects a state of a machine device based on a detection signal from a detecting element provided to the machine device, and is the state detecting system which includes a non-normal time rate detecting unit which detects a rate or a value as a non-normal time rate, the rate being a rate of an integration value of a time during which an amplitude of the detection signal exceeds a predetermined normal amplitude within a predetermined time, and the value being physically equivalent to the rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohei MATSUI, Nobuyuki SUGII, Tetsufumi KAWAMURA
  • Patent number: 10545471
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes: processing execution means for executing computation in accordance with a safety program; setting means for receiving an input signal of an evaluation target and an expected output value; first determination means for determining whether or not a first output value of an output signal decided by the processing execution means coincides with the expected output value based on reception of a change in the value of the input signal from a first input value to a second input value from an input device; second determination means for determining whether or not a second output value of an output signal decided by the processing execution means coincides with the first output value based on reception of returning of the value of the input signal from the second input value to the first input value from the input device; and output means for outputting determination results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujimura, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Asahi Matsui, Masaya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10528017
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable storage medium are provided. An information processing apparatus (200) for generating a safety program for causing output devices to operate such that safety is maintained if a predetermined condition is satisfied includes: an acquisition unit acquiring an input/output setting (230) that correlates respective input devices with output devices that respond to changes in values of input signals from the input devices from a first input value that is an initial value to a second input value; and a generation unit generating, in a case in which a value of an input signal from any of the input devices defined in the input/output setting (230) has changed from the first input value to the second input value, a safety program for shifting an operation state of an output device correlated with the input device to a safety state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujimura, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Hiroko Kubo, Asahi Matsui
  • Patent number: 10453770
    Abstract: In each of a plurality of semiconductor element groups of a power converter, a second semiconductor switching element and a third semiconductor switching element are shifted from each other in a second direction such that at least a portion of fins with which the second semiconductor switching element overlaps as viewed in a direction orthogonal to surfaces of coolers is different from fins with which the third semiconductor switching element overlaps as viewed in the direction orthogonal to the surfaces of the coolers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Takizawa, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Yoshio Mori, So Nakamichi, Kohei Matsui
  • Publication number: 20190303319
    Abstract: An approach capable easily setting required connection settings even when multiple devices are connected to a network is provided. A support apparatus includes: a setting reception part, which receives a connection setting that is the setting of the connection established between the control apparatus and each remote device; and a transmission part, which transmit the connection setting received by the setting reception part to the control apparatus and the remote device which are involved in the connection setting. The setting reception part includes a part which displays the remote devices capable of establishing the connection from the control apparatus by a list and receives selection to the remote devices displayed by a list, and a part which temporarily allocates the input-output data predetermined for a remote device that is selected to the selected remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroko KUBO, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Asahi MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20190306250
    Abstract: An approach capable easily setting required connection settings even when multiple devices are connected to a network is provided. A support apparatus includes: a first setting reception part, which receives a setting of connection; a second setting reception part, which receives a setting of a variable name used for reference in a program executed in a control apparatus for each datum exchanged in the connection that is set; a generation part, which determines a tag name associated with each datum based on the variable name that is set for each datum, and generates a connection setting that contains each tag name that is determined; and a transmission part, which transmits the connection setting that is generated to the control apparatus and the device which are involved in the connection setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroko KUBO, Nobuyuki TAKUMA, Hiromu SUGANUMA, Ryosuke FUJIMURA, Asahi MATSUI
  • Patent number: 10345798
    Abstract: A safety system according to one or more embodiments including a safety controller that executes a safety program. The safety system includes: a collection unit configured to collect an input value over a predetermined period, the input value being a value of an input signal selected previously in one or a plurality of input signals input to the safety controller; and a visualization unit configured to reproduce a behavior of the safety program over the predetermined period based on the input value collected over the predetermined period, and to express visually an operating state of the safety program at an appointed point of time in the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takamasa Ueda, Asahi Matsui, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Ryosuke Fujimura
  • Patent number: 10339255
    Abstract: A program development support device includes: a first display control module that displays, in response to selection of any input/output unit connected to the safety controller, a first image object representing an external appearance and input/output terminals of the selected input/output unit; and a second display control module that displays, together with the first image object, a second image object representing a safety device and a circuit configuration of the safety device, the safety device being set to be allocated to any of the input/output terminals of the selected input/output unit. For an input/output terminal to which each safety device is allocated, the input/output terminal represented by the first image object and the circuit configuration represented by the second image object are displayed in association with each other by the program development support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroko Sakurai, Nobuyuki Takuma, Ryosuke Fujimura, Hiromu Suganuma, Asahi Matsui
  • Patent number: 10327324
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a heat storage body, an insulating layer provided on the heat storage body, a wiring board provided on the insulating layer, and a heat generating component provided on the wiring board. The insulating layer is provided independently of the wiring board. The wiring board is provided with a heat transfer metal portion penetrating through the wiring board and facing the heat generating component. The insulating layer is provided with a heat transfer resin portion penetrating through the insulating layer and facing the heat transfer metal portion. The heat transfer resin portion and a part of the insulating layer are interposed between the heat transfer metal portion and the heat storage body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsui, Makoto Ohno, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190148259
    Abstract: In each of a plurality of semiconductor element groups of a power converter, a second semiconductor switching element and a third semiconductor switching element are shifted from each other in a second direction such that at least a portion of fins with which the second semiconductor switching element overlaps as viewed in a direction orthogonal to surfaces of coolers is different from fins with which the third semiconductor switching element overlaps as viewed in the direction orthogonal to the surfaces of the coolers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Masamitsu TAKIZAWA, Nobuyuki KOBAYASHI, Yoshio MORI, So NAKAMICHI, Kohei MATSUI
  • Patent number: 9969496
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes: a linear light source having an elongated shape; and an optical component which transmits light emitted from the linear light source. The optical component has an entrance surface where the light emitted from the linear light source enters and (ii) an exit surface where the light which has entered the entrance surface exits. The optical component includes, on the exit surface, a light diffuser row including a plurality of light diffusers which are arranged in a line. In a plan view of the exit surface, a first direction in which light-emitting elements included in the linear light source are arranged intersects with a second direction in which the light diffusers are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Ohta, Nobuyuki Matsui, Naotaka Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9896211
    Abstract: The control device individually controls operations of the two or more lighting devices. Each lighting device includes a light source, a sensor for measuring light intensity of the light source, and a controller circuit for controlling the light source. The control device includes a replacement detector circuit, and the replacement detector circuit determines whether any of the lighting devices has been replaced, and obtains a determination result distinguishing a replacement lighting device from remaining lighting device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsui, Youji Tachino
  • Patent number: 9856021
    Abstract: An elongated lighting apparatus includes: a light source (linear light source); and an elongated optical component which transmits light emitted from the light source. The optical component has an elongated entrance surface where the light from the light source enters and an elongated exit surface where the light which has entered the entrance surface exits. The optical component includes light diffusers. Among the light diffusers, at least one of light diffusers disposed near a first end of the optical component diffuses the light from the light source, toward the first end side of the optical component more widely than (i) light diffusers disposed near a second end of the optical component do or (ii) light diffusers disposed near the center of the optical component do. The first and second ends, and the center of the optical component are in the longitudinal direction of the optical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotaka Hashimoto, Nobuyuki Matsui, Takashi Ohta
  • Publication number: 20170253336
    Abstract: The control device individually controls operations of the two or more lighting devices. Each lighting device includes a light source, a sensor for measuring light intensity of the light source, and a controller circuit for controlling the light source. The control device includes a replacement detector circuit, and the replacement detector circuit determines whether any of the lighting devices has been replaced, and obtains a determination result distinguishing a replacement lighting device from remaining lighting device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUI, Youji TACHINO
  • Publication number: 20170142821
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a heat storage body, an insulating layer provided on the heat storage body, a wiring board provided on the insulating layer, and a heat generating component provided on the wiring board. The insulating layer is provided independently of the wiring board. The wiring board is provided with a heat transfer metal portion penetrating through the wiring board and facing the heat generating component. The insulating layer is provided with a heat transfer resin portion penetrating through the insulating layer and facing the heat transfer metal portion. The heat transfer resin portion and a part of the insulating layer are interposed between the heat transfer metal portion and the heat storage body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: NOBUYUKI MATSUI, MAKOTO OHNO, HIROYUKI YAMADA
  • Patent number: 9635729
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a first light source and a second light source, a sensor, and a controller. The controller repeats a plurality of operation cycles, one operation cycle being a set of a first period in which only a detection target light source is caused to emit light and a second period in which the first light source and the second light source are caused to emit light. The sensor outputs detection values of detected light amounts in the first period. The controller controls the light source such that light amount of the light source fall in a target range, based on a detection result that corresponds to a value corresponding to the detection values of the light amount detected a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsui, Youji Tachino
  • Publication number: 20170079109
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a first light source and a second light source, a sensor, and a controller. The controller repeats a plurality of operation cycles, one operation cycle being a set of a first period in which only a detection target light source is caused to emit light and a second period in which the first light source and the second light source are caused to emit light. The sensor outputs detection values of detected light amounts in the first period. The controller controls the light source such that light amount of the light source fall in a target range, based on a detection result that corresponds to a value corresponding to the detection values of the light amount detected a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki MATSUI, Youji TACHINO
  • Publication number: 20160238214
    Abstract: An elongated lighting apparatus includes: a light source (linear light source); and an elongated optical component which transmits light emitted from the light source. The optical component has an elongated entrance surface where the light from the light source enters and an elongated exit surface where the light which has entered the entrance surface exits. The optical component includes light diffusers. Among the light diffusers, at least one of light diffusers disposed near a first end of the optical component diffuses the light from the light source, toward the first end side of the optical component more widely than (i) light diffusers disposed near a second end of the optical component do or (ii) light diffusers disposed near the center of the optical component do. The first and second ends, and the center of the optical component are in the longitudinal direction of the optical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotaka HASHIMOTO, Nobuyuki MATSUI, Takashi OHTA