Patents by Inventor Noriyuki Kushiro

Noriyuki Kushiro 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: 9817410
    Abstract: A test device simulator simulates the behavior of a test device to be tested on the basis of content indicating an input operation by a user, data transmitted from an air-conditioning system simulator, and device object data stored in a data storage. In the case in which the simulation generates data to transmit to the air-conditioning system simulator, the test device simulator transmits that data to the air-conditioning system simulator. The air-conditioning system simulator includes multiple simulation process sections. Each simulation process section, on the basis of content indicated by the input operation performed by the user on the device simulated by the simulation process section itself, data addressed to that device transmitted from the test device simulator, and the device object data stored in the data storage and corresponding to that device, simulates the behavior of that device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Suzuki, Noriyuki Kushiro, Shinji Nakamura, Yoshiaki Ito
  • Patent number: 9535431
    Abstract: An air-conditioning system comprises portable devices including measurement units that measure temperature or humidity. In addition, the air-conditioning system comprises a transmitter mounted in indoor equipment that transmits light or electromagnetic waves to the portable devices, and a receiver mounted in the indoor equipment that receives detected intensity information expressing the intensity of the light or the electromagnetic waves detected by the portable devices. Furthermore, the air-conditioning system comprises a detector that detects the distance from the indoor equipment to the portable devices based on the detected intensity expressed by the detected intensity information, and a controller that controls the air-blowing state of the indoor equipment based on the detected distances and the measured temperature or humidity. Thus, the temperature or the humidity at a specified location can be adjusted more accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Koizumi, Naoyuki Hibara, Noriyuki Kushiro
  • Patent number: 9454221
    Abstract: A control device includes a storage device for prestoring rendering command data, a central processing device, and a rendering processing device. The rendering command data is data for generating a rendering command executed in order to generate display data indicating a display image to be displayed on a display device. The central processing device refers to a screen management table when a predetermined rendering condition is satisfied, and specifies and outputs rendering command specifying data corresponding to the satisfied rendering condition. The rendering processing device acquires the rendering command data specified by the outputted rendering command specifying data from storage device, generates display data based on the acquired rendering command data, and outputs the display data to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Mukai, Tomoaki Gyota, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro
  • Patent number: 9306398
    Abstract: An input/output apparatus is provided which is capable of preventing electric shock without reinforcing the insulation of a power-supply unit and capable of connecting to a USB, a LAN, or the like. An input/output apparatus includes a power-supply circuit that uses electric power as the power supply of the present apparatus, which is generated in a resonance circuit by an induction of an AC magnetic field from the resonance circuit on the apparatus main body side, and a communication circuit that transmits and receives a signal between a resonance circuit of the present apparatus and a resonance circuit on the apparatus main body side, and capable of being insulated from the power supply of the apparatus main body by receiving electric power from the apparatus main body in a non-contact state and by communicating with the apparatus main body in a non-contact state, thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Higuma, Masaaki Yabe, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Noriyuki Kushiro
  • Patent number: 9176490
    Abstract: A control program generation device includes a control program reuse library for storing a plurality of control modules, and an architecture pattern library for storing a plurality of units of pattern information representing architecture patterns. In addition, the control program generation device correlates and displays architecture patterns selected from the architecture pattern library, program structure of control programs including the architecture patterns, execution times of the control modules, and time constraints. Moreover, in addition, the control program generation device connects control modules of the control program reuse library on the basis of the program structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kushiro, Masanori Nakata, Yoshiaki Ito, Yoshiaki Koizumi
  • Patent number: 9143954
    Abstract: A locating apparatus comprises a first acquirer requesting multiple installed devices installed within a given space to radio-communicate with each other so as to acquire first radio communication information representing a first physical quantity obtained for each pair of the installed devices for each of the installed devices; a storage recording the first radio communication information acquired by the first acquirer for each of the installed devices; a second acquirer requesting a terminal present within the given space and the multiple installed devices to radio-communicate with each other so as to acquire second radio communication information representing a second physical quantity obtained for each pair of the terminal and installed devices; and a detector detecting the installed device from which the first physical quantity close to the second physical quantity is obtained among the multiple installed devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Hibara, Satoshi Minezawa, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Toshiyasu Higuma, Noriyuki Kushiro
  • Publication number: 20150148966
    Abstract: A test device simulator simulates the behavior of a test device to be tested on the basis of content indicating an input operation by a user, data transmitted from an air-conditioning system simulator, and device object data stored in a data storage. In the case in which the simulation generates data to transmit to the air-conditioning system simulator, the test device simulator transmits that data to the air-conditioning system simulator. The air-conditioning system simulator includes multiple simulation process sections. Each simulation process section, on the basis of content indicated by the input operation performed by the user on the device simulated by the simulation process section itself, data addressed to that device transmitted from the test device simulator, and the device object data stored in the data storage and corresponding to that device, simulates the behavior of that device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Suzuki, Noriyuki Kushiro, Shinji Nakamura, Yoshiaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20150143015
    Abstract: A DMA controller (40) comprises a reading start address register (402) storing a reading start address from which reading starts; a reading data size register (403) storing the size of data to be read in a single reading operation; an offset value register (404) storing an offset value for updating the reading start address after the reading operation ends; a repetition upper limit value register (405) storing the upper limit value of the number of times of repetition of the reading operation; and a repetition counter register (406) storing the number of times of repetition of the reading operation. The controller (401) of the DMA controller (40) outputs an interrupt signal indicating that the processing of the DMA controller (40) ends when the value stored in the repetition counter register (406) reaches the value stored in the repetition upper limit value register (405).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Masanori NAKATA, Noriyuki KUSHIRO, Yoshiaki ITO, Yoshiaki KOIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20150088441
    Abstract: A power measure calculates, based on a current and a voltage measured at a predetermined location in a power supply line, active power and apparent power for each predetermined time period based on utilization of plural kinds of electric facilities connected to the power supply line. A data memory accumulates and stores data regarding the active power and the apparent power calculated by the power measure in a time-series manner. A variation detector analyzes data regarding the active power by what corresponds to a predetermined time period and stored in the data memory to detect a time slot at which there is an operation change in any one of the electric facilities. A distribution estimator calculates, when the variation detector detects the time slot, a power factor in the time slot, and estimates power consumption for each kind of the electric facilities in the time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Nakata, Makoto Katsukura, Masaaki Yabe, Noriyuki Kushiro
  • Patent number: 8970604
    Abstract: A state display device capable of reducing a processing load applied to a microcomputer by performing part of a GUI process by hardware and a display method of the state display device are obtained. A rendering processing device starts a process in response to a rendering request stored in a rendering request region when a starting command is stored in a start/end instruction register. When a rendering request specified by an instruction address is a rendering termination request, the rendering processing means terminates the process performed in response to the rendering request, stores a termination factor in an interruption factor register, and issues an interruption to a central processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro, Makoto Katsukura, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takuya Mukai
  • Patent number: 8930146
    Abstract: An apparatus state detector and its associates are provided to save time and effort for learning combinations of operation states of all apparatuses at home and commit fewer estimation errors even when an unknown apparatus starts operating. The apparatus state detector includes measuring means that measures a physical quantity of an environment in which an apparatus is placed, feature-quantity calculation means that calculates a feature quantity of the measured value measured by the measuring means, storage means that stores in advance the feature quantity of each apparatus and an apparatus state associated with the feature quantity in a reference-apparatus entry dictionary, and apparatus-state detection means that searches the reference-apparatus entry dictionary for a feature quantity by using a feature quantity calculated by the feature-quantity calculation means as a search key and detects an apparatus state based on the apparatus state associated with the retrieved feature quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Katsukura, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro, Takeru Kuroiwa, Toshiyasu Higuma, Naoyuki Hibara, Yoshiaki Ito
  • Patent number: 8903682
    Abstract: An air conditioning system diagnosis apparatus and an air conditioning system diagnosis result display apparatus capable of representing various kinds of failures with high visibility by generating a system structure diagram that illustrates an air conditioning system in a different form depending on a detected failure and illustrating the failure using this system structure diagram are obtainable. Diagnosis result superimposed diagram generating means for generating a system structure diagram that includes icons, such as an icon of an outdoor unit and an icon of an indoor unit, and a line that links them on the basis of system structure information derived by system structure analyzing means and for superimposing a refrigeration cycle diagnosis result derived by refrigeration cycle analyzing means in the vicinity of an icon of a concerned device in the system structure diagram is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Gyota, Noriyuki Kushiro, Yoshiaki Ito, Masanori Nakata, Takeru Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 8890878
    Abstract: An operation terminal for remotely operating an electronic apparatus includes a processing unit for remotely communicating with the electronic apparatus in accordance with a program, a memory on which the processing unit performs writing or reading of data, a nonvolatile memory for storing a basic screen image drawing command for drawing a basic screen image that is displayed before the operation terminal is operated, a drawing processor for creating a bitmapped image of the basic screen image in accordance with the basic screen image drawing command, and a display unit for displaying the bitmapped image on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Katsukura, Masanori Nakata, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takuya Mukai, Noriyuki Kushiro
  • Publication number: 20140306887
    Abstract: A control device includes a storage device for prestoring rendering command data, a central processing device, and a rendering processing device. The rendering command data is data for generating a rendering command executed in order to generate display data indicating a display image to be displayed on a display device. The central processing device refers to a screen management table when a predetermined rendering condition is satisfied, and specifies and outputs rendering command specifying data corresponding to the satisfied rendering condition. The rendering processing device acquires the rendering command data specified by the outputted rendering command specifying data from storage device, generates display data based on the acquired rendering command data, and outputs the display data to the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Mukai, Tomoaki Gyota, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro
  • Patent number: 8823723
    Abstract: An application program changes a property value of a graphic object arranged in an object database. An object manager reads out the property value from the object database and then issues a drawing command. A graphics engine executes the drawing command to configure a memory image of the graphic object on a VRAM to display the image on a liquid crystal display via an LCDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Katsukura, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Toshiaki Kikuta, Takuya Mukai
  • Patent number: 8807444
    Abstract: An air conditioning equipment having an in-room unit connected to one end of the refrigerant pipes and an out-room unit connected to the other end of the refrigerant pipes. The air conditioning equipment includes signal coupling portions which are respectively disposed at both end parts of the refrigerant pipes. Each of the signal coupling portions couples an alternating current (AC) control signal to the refrigerant pipes and exhibits a predetermined impedance with respect to an AC electric signal. The configuration of the air conditioning equipment brings forth the advantages that the electrical insulation devices used in the prior art are dispensed with, and the signal transmissions between the in-room unit and the out-room unit can be performed by a simple apparatus configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Higuma, Noriyuki Kushiro, Yoshiaki Koizumi
  • Patent number: 8797341
    Abstract: An application program changes a property value of a graphic object arranged in an object database. An object manager reads out the property value from the object database and then issues a drawing command. A graphics engine executes the drawing command to configure a memory image of the graphic object on a VRAM to display the image on a liquid crystal display via an LCDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Katsukura, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Toshiaki Kikuta, Takuya Mukai
  • Patent number: 8733119
    Abstract: An air conditioning equipment having an in-room unit connected to one end of the refrigerant pipes and an out-room unit connected to the other end of the refrigerant pipes. The air conditioning equipment includes signal coupling portions which are respectively disposed at both end parts of the refrigerant pipes. Each of the signal coupling portions couples an alternating current (AC) control signal to the refrigerant pipes and exhibits a predetermined impedance with respect to an AC electric signal. The configuration of the air conditioning equipment brings forth the advantages that the electrical insulation devices used in the prior art are dispensed with, and the signal transmissions between the in-room unit and the out-room unit can be performed by a simple apparatus configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Higuma, Noriyuki Kushiro, Yoshiaki Koizumi
  • Patent number: 8736631
    Abstract: The display color of, for example, a button image responsive to a command input into a facility operation display device is controlled by a palette value having a smaller number of bits than an RGB value. When the display color of the button image is changed, the palette value of a drawing object associated with the button image is changed to an RGB value. This eliminates the necessity of incorporating, for example, a high-performance CPU as a central arithmetic unit. In addition, it is not necessary to pre-store images corresponding to several kinds of display colors specified by RGB values, to thereby eliminates the necessity of incorporating, for example, a high-capacity storage medium in the facility operation display device. Accordingly, the device cost can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Mukai, Masanori Nakata, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Makoto Katsukura, Noriyuki Kushiro
  • Patent number: 8717952
    Abstract: To obtain a method of positioning a wireless terminal capable of obtaining the position of each communication terminal by measuring distances with installed communication terminals each other without fixedly installing a base station. A positioning management terminal 100 includes a positioning object decision section 130 that selects a terminal to be positioned, which is a positioning object, and a positioning standard terminal, whose position is known, among the wireless terminals 200; a positioning management section 120 that requires distance information between the terminal to be positioned and the positioning standard terminal; and a position calculation section 140 that calculates the position of the terminal to be positioned. The positioning management section 120 requires distance information from the positioning standard terminal selected by the positioning object decision section 130 to the terminal to be positioned selected by the positioning object decision section 130.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Hibara, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro