Patents by Inventor Ryo Okabe

Ryo Okabe 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: 11394086
    Abstract: A battery module including a plurality of battery cells, a first chassis, and a connection member. The battery cells are aligned in a first direction. The first chassis includes a plurality of first compartments in which the battery cells are housed one by one, and at least one second compartment that is partitioned in the first direction. The connection member includes a body that is housed in the second compartment, a pair of connection terminals that is mounted on a first face of the body and is electrically connectable to the electrodes of the battery cells via a conductive member. The first face faces in a second direction intersecting with the first direction, and a conductor that extends across the pair of connection terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Masahito Morone, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Tatsumi Matsuo, Motohiro Itou, Shinya Sato, Kazuto Kuroda, Ryo Okabe, Norihiro Kaneko, Minoru Gyoda, Yuji Sasaki, Kota Asami, Nobuyasu Negishi
  • Patent number: 11289743
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a battery cell unit including a plurality of battery cells connected together in series or series-parallel; a cell monitoring unit configured to monitor temperatures and voltages of the battery cells; and a plurality of overtemperature/overvoltage detecting units of n systems (n: an integer greater than or equal to 2). The overtemperature/overvoltage detecting units of the n systems are configured to independently detect an overtemperature or an overvoltage of the battery cells as an abnormal state, and to mutually notify one another of results of the detection. Each of the overtemperature/overvoltage detecting units is configured to, upon being notified that the abnormal state is detected from another overtemperature/overvoltage detecting unit of another system in the battery module, operate on the assumption that the overtemperature/overvoltage detecting unit detects the abnormal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto Kuroda, Shinichiro Kosugi, Masahiro Sekino, Norihiro Kaneko, Ryo Okabe, Yusuke Kikuchi, Yosuke Saeki, Makoto Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11256537
    Abstract: An interrupt handler unit (130) generates a timer interrupt at an interrupt time, and executes an interrupt preparation process. A wait time period measurement unit (142) a measures a time period from completion of the interrupt preparation process to generation of a start request (201) as a wait time period. A time calculation unit (441) calculates a subtraction time period based on the wait time period measured by the wait time period measurement unit (142), and calculates a preparation time period that is the sum of a time period obtained by subtracting the subtraction time period from the wait time period and a processing time period of the interrupt preparation process. The time calculation unit (441) stores a time obtained by shifting back the preparation time period from the time of a next start request (201), as a next interrupt time, in a time storage unit (442).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Yabuki, Hitoshi Yamamoto, Ryo Okabe, Shinichi Ochiai, Hiroki Konaka
  • Publication number: 20220046940
    Abstract: Provided are an oil and fat composition for heat cooking that has an exceptional effect of suppressing negative aspects caused by using edible oil and fat in heat cooking, and an edible material for the same. This oil and fat composition for heat cooking contains an n-3 edible oil and fat in which the amount of n-3 fatty acid in the total amount of constituent fatty acids is 30 mass % or more and 80 mass % or less, and a base oil and fat consisting of an edible oil and fat other than the n-3 edible oil and fat, the oil and fat composition being characterized in that 0.01 mass % or more and less than 1 mass % of the n-3 edible oil and fat is contained in the oil and fat composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Saki NISHIMURA, Mari NISHIMURA, Masayoshi SAKAINO, Ryo OKABE, Takashi SANO
  • Patent number: 11118132
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide: a method for suppressing the coloration of oils and fats during frying; and a coloring inhibitor. [Solution] A method for suppressing the coloration of an oil/fat composition for frying, the method comprising a step for adding a prepared oil to an edible oil or fat, wherein the prepared oil is obtained through (1) a degumming step, (2) a neutralization step which may or may not be performed, (3) a bleaching step which may or may not be performed, and (4) a deodorizing step, in this order, in the process of refining a crude oil obtained from an oil feedstock, and the absorbance difference determined by subtracting the absorbance at a wavelength of 750 nm from the absorbance at a wavelength of 660 nm of the prepared oil obtained from step (3) is at least 0.030 when isooctane is used as the control. A coloring inhibitor characterized by containing said prepared oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: J -OIL MILLS, INC.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Sakaino, Ryuji Hori, Hisashi Arai, Naruto Makita, Ryo Okabe, Takashi Sano
  • Publication number: 20210096906
    Abstract: An interrupt handler unit (130) generates a timer interrupt at an interrupt time, and executes an interrupt preparation process. A wait time period measurement unit (142) a measures a time period from completion of the interrupt preparation process to generation of a start request (201) as a wait time period. A time calculation unit (441) calculates a subtraction time period based on the wait time period measured by the wait time period measurement unit (142), and calculates a preparation time period that is the sum of a time period obtained by subtracting the subtraction time period from the wait time period and a processing time period of the interrupt preparation process. The time calculation unit (441) stores a time obtained by shifting back the preparation time period from the time of a next start request (201), as a next interrupt time, in a time storage unit (442).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Jun YABUKI, Hitoshi YAMAMOTO, Ryo OKABE, Shinichi OCHIAI, Hiroki KONAKA
  • Publication number: 20210054304
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide: a method for suppressing the coloration of oils and fats during frying; and a coloring inhibitor. [Solution] A method for suppressing the coloration of an oil/fat composition for frying, the method comprising a step for adding a prepared oil to an edible oil or fat, wherein the prepared oil is obtained through (1) a degumming step, (2) a neutralization step which may or may not be performed, (3) a bleaching step which may or may not be performed, and (4) a deodorizing step, in this order, in the process of refining a crude oil obtained from an oil feedstock, and the absorbance difference determined by subtracting the absorbance at a wavelength of 750 nm from the absorbance at a wavelength of 660 nm of the prepared oil obtained from step (3) is at least 0.030 when isooctane is used as the control. A coloring inhibitor characterized by containing said prepared oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Masayoshi SAKAINO, Ryuji HORI, Hisashi ARAI, Naruto MAKITA, Ryo OKABE, Takashi SANO
  • Publication number: 20210045402
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide: a method for suppressing an increase in the anisidine value and a decrease in the amount of tocopherols in a fats and oils composition during frying; an inhibitor for suppressing an increase in the anisidine value; and an inhibitor for suppressing a decrease in the amount of tocopherols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Masayoshi SAKAINO, Naruto MAKITA, Ryuji HORI, Hisashi ARAI, Ryo OKABE, Takashi SANO
  • Patent number: 10899361
    Abstract: A moving object controlling device (10) determines, when malfunction of an instrument such as a processor (11) mounted in a moving object (100) is specified, control contents with respect to the moving object (100) according to malfunction contents such as a level of the specified malfunction and a peripheral situation of the moving object (100) such as a movement place of the moving object (100) and a movement environment that influences movement of the moving object (100). Then, the moving object controlling device (10) controls the moving object (100) according to the determined control contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhito Miyauchi, Ryo Okabe, Tomohiko Higashiyama
  • Patent number: 10790553
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wiring diagnostic apparatus of embodiments includes a counter, an acquirer, and an abnormality determiner. The counter counts the number of battery modules connected to a plurality of first communication lines to which a plurality of battery modules are connected to form a communication channel for each of the first communication lines. The acquirer acquires identification information for identifying a battery module connected to a corresponding second communication line among battery modules connected to a plurality of second communication lines each forming a communication channel with a first communication line via the second communication line. The abnormality determiner determines an abnormality in a wiring relationship of the first communication line or the second communication line on the basis of the number of battery modules counted by the counter and identification information acquired by the acquirer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Okabe, Shinichiro Kosugi, Masahiro Sekino, Norihiro Kaneko, Yusuke Kikuchi, Kazuto Kuroda, Makoto Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200233702
    Abstract: A microcontroller (200) performs first monitoring in accordance with a first monitoring rule when a priority control interruption occurs in a first time partition for execution of general control, and performs second monitoring in accordance with a second monitoring rule when a priority control interruption occurs in a second time partition for execution of safety monitoring. The microcontroller performs safety control in each of cases where a violation of the first monitoring rule occurs in the first time partition, and where a violation of the second monitoring rule occurs in the second time partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo OKABE
  • Publication number: 20200212697
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a positive and a negative electrode terminals; modules each including an assembled battery and a CMU, the assembled battery including cells, the CMU to detect a voltage and a temperature of the assembled battery; a main circuit for electrical connection between terminals of the modules and the positive and negative electrode terminals; a BMU to receive information about the voltage and the temperature from the respective CMU; a supply circuit to convert DC power from the main circuit and supply the converted power to the BMU; a breaker for interrupting the main circuit; and a circuit to block a current flowing through the main circuit in a direction of charging the modules, in response to a stop of a control signal from the BMU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kazuto KURODA, Jun TAKAHASHI, Yosuke SAEKI, Ryo OKABE, Shinya SATO, Keita NAKATA, Atsushi INAMURA, Masahiro SEKINO, Minoru OOTA
  • Patent number: 10581238
    Abstract: A storage battery device includes a battery unit, a first circuit breaker, a second circuit breaker, and a control unit. The first circuit breaker switches between connecting and disconnecting a first-electrode side of the battery unit and an external device. The second circuit breaker switches between connecting and disconnecting a second-electrode side of the battery unit and the external device. The control unit supplies power to the first circuit breaker and the second circuit breaker in sequence with the power supplied to the second circuit breaker offset relative to the power supplied to the first circuit breaker by a time period equal to or longer than a time difference required for a sum of currents flowing through the first circuit breaker and the second circuit breaker to reach an upper bound current that is set as an upper bound of a current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructutre Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Okabe, Norihiro Kaneko, Yusuke Kikuchi, Takayuki Onoda, Kazuto Kuroda, Masahiro Sekino, Jun Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190300010
    Abstract: A moving object controlling device (10) determines, when malfunction of an instrument such as a processor (11) mounted in a moving object (100) is specified, control contents with respect to the moving object (100) according to malfunction contents such as a level of the specified malfunction and a peripheral situation of the moving object (100) such as a movement place of the moving object (100) and a movement environment that influences movement of the moving object (100). Then, the moving object controlling device (10) controls the moving object (100) according to the determined control contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhito MIYAUCHI, Ryo OKABE, Tomohiko HIGASHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10304334
    Abstract: A travel planning device includes: a subject vehicle information acquisition unit that acquires subject vehicle information including a scheduled travel route and a scheduled departure time of a subject vehicle; an other vehicle information acquisition unit that acquires other vehicle information including information by which it is possible to predict scheduled travel routes of a plurality of other vehicles and a scheduled passage time through each point on the scheduled travel routes; and a travel plan calculator that calculates a travel plan of the subject vehicle based on the subject vehicle information and the other vehicle information. The travel plan calculator divides the scheduled travel route of the subject vehicle into manual driving sections and following travel sections, and selects the leading vehicle of each following travel section from among the plurality of other vehicles for each following travel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Okabe, Yasuyuki Noda, Mitsuo Shimotani, Yoshiharu Asaga
  • Publication number: 20190097202
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a battery module includes, for example, a plurality of battery cells, a first chassis, and a connection member. The battery cells are aligned in a first direction. The first chassis includes a plurality of first compartments in which the battery cells are housed one by one, and at least one second compartment that is partitioned in the first direction. The connection member includes a body that is housed in the second compartment; a pair of connection terminals that is mounted on a first face of the body and is electrically connectable to the electrodes of the battery cells via a conductive member, the first face facing in a second direction intersecting with the first direction; and a conductor that extends across the pair of connection terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Masahito Morone, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Tatsumi Matsuo, Motohiro Itou, Shinya Sato, Kazuto Kuroda, Ryo Okabe, Norihiro Kaneko, Minoru Gyoda, Yuji Sasaki, Kota Asami, Nobuyasu Negishi
  • Publication number: 20190089147
    Abstract: A storage battery device includes a battery unit, a first circuit breaker, a second circuit breaker, and a control unit. The first circuit breaker switches between connecting and disconnecting a first-electrode side of the battery unit and an external device. The second circuit breaker switches between connecting and disconnecting a second-electrode side of the battery unit and the external device. The control unit supplies power to the first circuit breaker and the second circuit breaker in sequence with the power supplied to the second circuit breaker offset relative to the power supplied to the first circuit breaker by a time period equal to or longer than a time difference required for a sum of currents flowing through the first circuit breaker and the second circuit breaker to reach an upper bound current that is set as an upper bound of a current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo OKABE, Norihiro KANEKO, Yusuke KIKUCHI, Takayuki ONODA, Kazuto KURODA, Masahiro SEKINO, Jun TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190079119
    Abstract: A storage battery management device includes a connector, storage, a drive voltage controller, a determiner, and a current sensor controller. The connector is connectable to a current sensor. The storage stores current sensor information including an output range of normal output values and each current-sensor type indicating a type of a current sensor connectable to the connector in association with each other. The drive voltage controller causes a current to flow through a current sensor while varying a voltage to be applied to the current sensor. The determiner determines, based on whether an output value that is received via the connector from the current sensor falls in the output range corresponding to the current-sensor type, the current-sensor type of the current sensor connected to the connector. The current sensor controller controls the current sensor in accordance with the determined current-sensor type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Norihiro KANEKO, Ryo OKABE, Yusuke KIKUCHI, Takayuki ONODA, Kazuto KURODA, Masahiro SEKINO, Jun TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190074556
    Abstract: A storage battery device includes: first and second battery systems including a plurality of first and second battery modules and a plurality of first and second monitoring units detecting module information that is information related to the battery modules, and respectively having first and second identification information; and a battery management unit configured to receive a lower-level communication frame containing the monitoring identification information and the module information from the monitoring units, and transmit, to an upper-level device of the battery management unit, an upper-level communication frame that contains individual identification information assigned to each of the monitoring units based on system identification information assigned to the battery systems, and the monitoring identification information, that also contains the module information detected by the first or the second monitoring unit corresponding to the individual identification information, and that has a larger data
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki ONODA, Ryo OKABE, Norihiro KENEKO, Yusuke KIKUCHI, Kazuto KURODA, Masahiro SEKINO, Jun TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190044198
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a battery cell unit including a plurality of battery cells connected together in series or series-parallel; a cell monitoring unit configured to monitor temperatures and voltages of the battery cells; and a plurality of overtemperature/overvoltage detecting units of n systems (n: an integer greater than or equal to 2). The overtemperature/overvoltage detecting units of the n systems are configured to independently detect an overtemperature or an overvoltage of the battery cells as an abnormal state, and to mutually notify one another of results of the detection. Each of the overtemperature/overvoltage detecting units is configured to, upon being notified that the abnormal state is detected from another overtemperature/overvoltage detecting unit of another system in the battery module, operate on the assumption that the overtemperature/overvoltage detecting unit detects the abnormal state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto KURODA, Shinichiro KOSUGI, Masahiro SEKINO, Norihiro KANEKO, Ryo OKABE, Yusuke KIKUCHI, Yosuke SAEKI, Makoto NOGUCHI