Patents by Inventor Satoshi Hanai

Satoshi Hanai 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: 11320166
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes: outdoor units; indoor units each communicating with any one of the outdoor units by a first communication method; and a central control device communicating with each of the outdoor units by a second communication method and controlling the outdoor units and the indoor units. One of the outdoor units generates, by using a first address used for communication performed using the first communication method, a second address used for communication performed using a second communication method, generates a second address for one or more of the indoor units by using a first address, and obtains second addresses from another outdoor unit and the central control device. The central control device obtains, from each of the outdoor units, second addresses of the outdoor unit and each indoor unit, and controls operations of the outdoor units and the indoor units by using the second addresses obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hanai, Masahiro Ishihara, Hiroaki Kotake
  • Publication number: 20200400331
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes: outdoor units; indoor units each communicating with any one of the outdoor units by a first communication method; and a central control device communicating with each of the outdoor units by a second communication method and controlling the outdoor units and the indoor units. One of the outdoor units generates, by using a first address used for communication performed using the first communication method, a second address used for communication performed using a second communication method, generates a second address for one or more of the indoor units by using a first address, and obtains second addresses from another outdoor unit and the central control device. The central control device obtains, from each of the outdoor units, second addresses of the outdoor unit and each indoor unit, and controls operations of the outdoor units and the indoor units by using the second addresses obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi HANAI, Masahiro ISHIHARA, Hiroaki KOTAKE
  • Patent number: 10754161
    Abstract: An apparatus control system includes smart glasses worn by a user, a home electrical apparatus that is a target of control, and a controller that controls the home electrical apparatus. In the smart glasses, a sensor detects information including at least one of image information, motion information, biological information, or environmental information. A communicator transmits to the controller the information detected by the sensor. The controller, based on the information detected by the sensor, determines a recommended operation indicating operational content recommended with respect to a recommended apparatus, and transmits the determined recommended operation to the smart glasses. The communicator receives the recommended operation transmitted from the controller. The display displays a candidate group for selection of the home electrical apparatus along with a recommended operation received from the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Endo, Masayuki Komatsu, Satoshi Hanai
  • Publication number: 20190129176
    Abstract: An apparatus control system includes smart glasses worn by a user, a home electrical apparatus that is a target of control, and a controller that controls the home electrical apparatus. In the smart glasses, a sensor detects information including at least one of image information, motion information, biological information, or environmental information. A communicator transmits to the controller the information detected by the sensor. The controller, based on the information detected by the sensor, determines a recommended operation indicating operational content recommended with respect to a recommended apparatus, and transmits the determined recommended operation to the smart glasses. The communicator receives the recommended operation transmitted from the controller. The display displays a candidate group for selection of the home electrical apparatus along with a recommended operation received from the communicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi ENDO, Masayuki KOMATSU, Satoshi HANAI
  • Patent number: 10030634
    Abstract: A wind power generation system according to an embodiment includes a blade; a lightning protection device; an electric device; a voltage application mechanism; a first lightning arrester element; and a second lightning arrester element. The lightning protection device includes a receptor provided at the blade and guides a current of lightning to the ground from the receptor via a lightning conductor. The electric device is installed at the blade and includes a first electric conductor and a second electric conductor provided apart from each other. The voltage application mechanism applies a voltage between the first electric conductor and the second electric conductor. The first lightning arrester element has one end thereof electrically connected to the first electric conductor and has the other end thereof grounded. The second lightning arrester element has one end thereof electrically connected to the second electric conductor and has the other end thereof grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Motofumi Tanaka, Shinya Nakayama, Haruhisa Wada, Naoto Shinohara, Shigeo Maezawa, Toshiki Osako, Satoshi Hanai
  • Publication number: 20160290321
    Abstract: A wind power generation system according to an embodiment includes a blade; a lightning protection device; an electric device; a voltage application mechanism; a first lightning arrester element; and a second lightning arrester element. The lightning protection device includes a receptor provided at the blade and guides a current of lightning to the ground from the receptor via a lightning conductor. The electric device is installed at the blade and includes a first electric conductor and a second electric conductor provided apart from each other. The voltage application mechanism applies a voltage between the first electric conductor and the second electric conductor. The first lightning arrester element has one end thereof electrically connected to the first electric conductor and has the other end thereof grounded. The second lightning arrester element has one end thereof electrically connected to the second electric conductor and has the other end thereof grounded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Motofumi TANAKA, Shinya NAKAYAMA, Haruhisa WADA, Naoto SHINOHARA, Shigeo MAEZAWA, Toshiki OSAKO, Satoshi HANAI
  • Patent number: 8034135
    Abstract: A fuel modification apparatus is equipped with evaporators for evaporating a raw fuel as a fuel to be modified, a super heater for elevating the temperature of the above evaporated raw fuel to a temperature required for the modification, a modification vessel for modifying the above raw fuel having an elevated temperature to form a modified gas, and a preheater for preheating a heating fluid for evaporating the above raw fuel in the evaporator. The evaporators are arranged on a concentric circle, surrounding the superheater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Arai, Hikaru Okada, Mitsuru Ikeo, Takeshi Yamagami, Nobuyoshi Yoshida, Noriyuki Mizojiri, Satoshi Hanai
  • Patent number: 7695536
    Abstract: A home fuel gas refining system has a modifier for modifying a hydrogen-containing fuel to produce a modified gas. The modifier includes a hydrogen-containing fuel supply mechanism for supplying the hydrogen-containing fuel and a modifying air supply mechanism for supplying modifying air. The hydrogen-containing fuel delivered from the hydrogen-containing fuel supply mechanism and the modifying air delivered from the modifying air supply mechanism are mixed with each other by a modification fuel ejector, and then delivered to a reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Ikeo, Satoshi Hanai, Jun Machida, Hideaki Sumi
  • Publication number: 20090155141
    Abstract: A fuel modification apparatus is equipped with evaporators for evaporating a raw fuel as a fuel to be modified, a super heater for elevating the temperature of the above evaporated raw fuel to a temperature required for the modification, a modification vessel for modifying the above raw fuel having an elevated temperature to form a modified gas, and a pre-heater for preheating a heating fluid for evaporating the above raw fuel in the evaporator. The evaporators are arranged on a concentric circle, surrounding the superheater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Takashi Arai, Hikaru Okada, Mitsuru Ikeo, Takeshi Yamagami, Nobuyoshi Yoshida, Noriyuki Mizojiri, Satoshi Hanai
  • Patent number: 7530389
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes: a casing; an external cylinder which is arranged inside the casing with a clearance formed between the external cylinder and an inner surface of the casing and is supported in a cantilevered manner, has a closed end portion, and forms a first fluid passage between the external cylinder and the casing; and an internal cylinder which is arranged inside the external cylinder with a clearance formed between the internal cylinder and an inner surface of the external cylinder and is supported in a cantilevered manner, is open at both ends, and forms a second fluid passage, which is turned around at the closed end portion of the external cylinder, between the internal cylinder and the external cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Yoshida, Satoshi Hanai, Takeshi Yamagami
  • Patent number: 7490580
    Abstract: A vaporizer generates vapor by vaporizing a liquid. In particular, a vaporizer generates fuel vapor that is used for reforming fuel by vaporizing a liquid fuel that contains a hydrocarbon. This vaporizer includes a heating gas direct movement flow path along which a heating gas flows by moving directly in a horizontal direction; vaporization flow paths that are positioned such that they can exchange heat with the heating gas direct movement flow path, and that vaporizes liquid fuel; a fuel supply pipe that supplies the liquid fuel to the vaporization flow paths; and a vapor flow path that is positioned in an upstream portion on the heating gas direct movement flow path from the vaporization flow paths and that heat fuel vapor that is discharged from the vaporization flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hanai, Kiyoshi Kasahara, Yuuji Asano
  • Patent number: 7449036
    Abstract: A residual gas supply means includes a residual gas passage connected to a PSA mechanism and a heater, and a branch passage having opposite ends connected to the residual gas passage and branched from the residual gas passage. The residual gas passage has an opening-adjustable valve having an adjustable opening positioned between the connected opposite ends of the branch passage. The branch passage has a check valve, a chamber for storing the residual gas, and an on-off valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sumi, Satoshi Hanai, Hikaru Okada
  • Patent number: 7427304
    Abstract: A PSA mechanism has a plurality of adsorption towers having inlet/outlet ends connected to respective valves that are connected to an off-gas discharge passage. The off-gas discharge passage is connected to an off-gas ejector of a residual gas supply. The off-gas ejector has a function to draw an off gas from the PSA mechanism with compressed air that is caused by an air compressor to flow from an off-gas discharging air supply passage into an off-gas passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hikaru Okada, Satoshi Hanai, Hideaki Sumi
  • Patent number: 7416569
    Abstract: A PSA mechanism has adsorption towers. Cleaning valves and off gas valves are connected to the adsorption towers. Valve positions of at least either the cleaning valves or the off gas valves are determined based on an operation suspension period of the PSA mechanism or internal conditions which vary depending on the operation suspension period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sumi, Hikaru Okada, Satoshi Hanai, Hiroshi Machida
  • Patent number: 7326276
    Abstract: When a shutoff signal is entered to shut off a fuel gas manufacturing apparatus, it is determined whether a PSA mechanism is in a prescribed shutoff state or not. If the PSA mechanism is judged as not being in the prescribed shutoff state, the fuel gas manufacturing apparatus is continuously operated until the PSA mechanism is brought into the prescribed shutoff state. Then, if the PSA mechanism reaches the prescribed shutoff state, the fuel gas manufacturing apparatus is shut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sumi, Hiroshi Machida, Satoshi Hanai
  • Publication number: 20060088468
    Abstract: A PSA mechanism has adsorption towers. Cleaning valves and off gas valves are connected to the adsorption towers. Valve positions of at least either the cleaning valves or the off gas valves are determined based on an operation suspension period of the PSA mechanism or internal conditions which vary depending on the operation suspension period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sumi, Hikaru Okada, Satoshi Hanai, Hiroshi Machida
  • Publication number: 20050244765
    Abstract: An ECU detects various conditions of a home fuel gas refining system before starting operation of the home fuel gas refining system using pressure sensors and temperature sensors. Then, it is determined whether the detected conditions are abnormal or not. If abnormal conditions are determined, a self-repair process is performed for a predetermined abnormal condition among the conditions determined as abnormal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hikaru Okada, Hideaki Sumi, Satoshi Hanai, Hiroshi Machida
  • Publication number: 20050224070
    Abstract: A vaporizer generates vapor by vaporizing a liquid. In particular, a vaporizer generates fuel vapor that is used for reforming fuel by vaporizing a liquid fuel that contains a hydrocarbon. This vaporizer includes a heating gas direct movement flow path along which a heating gas flows by moving directly in a horizontal direction; vaporization flow paths that are positioned such that they can exchange heat with the heating gas direct movement flow path, and that vaporizes liquid fuel; a fuel supply pipe that supplies the liquid fuel to the vaporization flow paths; and a vapor flow path that is positioned in an upstream portion on the heating gas direct movement flow path from the vaporization flow paths and that heat fuel vapor that is discharged from the vaporization flow paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Satoshi Hanai, Kiyoshi Kasahara, Yuuji Asano
  • Publication number: 20050183336
    Abstract: A residual gas supply means includes a residual gas passage connected to a PSA mechanism and a heater, and a branch passage having opposite ends connected to the residual gas passage and branched from the residual gas passage. The residual gas passage has an opening-adjustable valve having an adjustable opening positioned between the connected opposite ends of the branch passage. The branch passage has a check valve, a chamber for storing the residual gas, and an on-off valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sumi, Satoshi Hanai, Hikaru Okada
  • Publication number: 20050183335
    Abstract: A home fuel gas refining system has a modifier for modifying a hydrogen-containing fuel to produce a modified gas. The modifier includes a hydrogen-containing fuel supply mechanism for supplying the hydrogen-containing fuel and a modifying air supply mechanism for supplying modifying air. The hydrogen-containing fuel delivered from the hydrogen-containing fuel supply mechanism and the modifying air delivered from the modifying air supply mechanism are mixed with each other by a modification fuel ejector, and then delivered to a reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Ikeo, Satoshi Hanai, Jun Machida, Hideaki Sumi