Patents by Inventor Shin Yamauchi

Shin Yamauchi 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: 20200204692
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an automatic document feeder; a document placement table; a document detector provided on at least one of the automatic document feeder and the document placement table, the document detector being configured to detect a document; and circuitry to cause a display to display one of a first screen that receives an input for selecting an orientation of a document placed on the automatic document feeder and a second screen that receives an input for selecting the orientation of the document placed on the document placement table, based on a detection result of the document detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: SHIN YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10522799
    Abstract: A battery pack that reduces a temperature difference between single cells and can increase a battery capacity per volume and a container provided with the same are provided. A battery pack 100, includes: a battery module 10 including a plurality of single cells 1 arranged in parallel in a line; and a partition member 20 provided on a side surface of the battery module 10 and forming a flow channel 21 through which a gas for exchanging heat with the plurality of single cells 1 is flowable, and the partition member 20 is provided so that the gas flowing through the flow channel 21 and at least two single cells 1 exchange heat and is inclined with respect to a direction orthogonal to an arrangement direction of the plurality of single cells 1 arranged in parallel in a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Nae Hisano, Shin Yamauchi, Mitsutoshi Honda, Hidekazu Fujimura, Kenji Takeda
  • Patent number: 10458013
    Abstract: Provided is a ferritic stainless steel having a chemical composition containing, in mass %: 0.003% to 0.025% of C; 0.05% to 1.00% of Si; 0.05% to 1.00% of Mn; 0.04% or less of P; 0.01% or less of S; 16.0% to 23.0% of Cr; 0.20% to 0.80% of Cu; 0.05% to 0.60% of Ni; 0.20% to 0.70% of Nb; 0.005% to 0.020% of N; and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, in which a nitrogen-enriched layer is present that has a nitrogen concentration peak value of 0.03 mass % to 0.30 mass % at a depth of within 0.05 ?m of a surface of the steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunio Fukuda, Shin Ishikawa, Mitsuyuki Fujisawa, Katsuhisa Yamauchi, Chikara Kami
  • Publication number: 20190242948
    Abstract: In an existing permissible current computation algorithm, an excessive current is caused to flow by controlling the battery having a steep change region in the battery characteristic. On the other hand, when the current is reduced and the output is suppressed, the battery performance cannot be sufficiently utilized. Moreover, with countermeasures to increase the number of data points, the amount of data increases and thus can not be installed in the microcomputer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki KOMATSU, Kei SAKABE, Masahiro YONEMOTO, Shin YAMAUCHI, Keiichiro OHKAWA, Ryohhei NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20190241080
    Abstract: Embodiments of present disclosure discloses method and system for controlling discharge ratio between a primary battery and a secondary battery in a vehicle. Initially, for the controlling, one or more sensor parameters of the vehicle comprising a primary battery and a secondary battery are retrieved. The power parameter required by the vehicle is estimated based on the one or more sensor parameters. A discharge ratio between the primary battery and the secondary battery is identified based on the power parameter and a function of power parameter to control the discharge ratio between the primary battery and the secondary battery in the vehicle. The function of power parameter is associated with input of plurality of power parameters relating to the vehicle and output of corresponding discharge ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Rishi CHANDRA, Shin YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190207406
    Abstract: Provided is a battery system in which a battery cell does not exceed a use limit temperature, and a time taken for returning to the charging/discharging process is shortened even if a frequency for the battery system to stop a charging/discharging process is reduced and the charging/discharging process is stopped. The battery system disclosed in the invention includes a plurality of battery cells and a control circuit which controls a charging/discharging current of the battery cell. The control circuit performs a plurality of temperature rising estimations on the basis of a battery temperature, a charging/discharging current, and a time width of a time window. The control circuit selects the charging/discharging current corresponding to a temperature rising estimation in which the temperature of the battery cell does not exceed a use limit temperature among the temperature rising estimations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Fanny MATTHEY, Shin YAMAUCHI, Kei SAKABE, Ryohhei NAKAO, Daiki KOMATSU, Keiichiro OHKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190177825
    Abstract: Provided is a ferritic stainless steel that has good corrosion resistance and which exhibits good brazeability when subjected to high-temperature brazing with a Ni-containing brazing filler metal. The ferritic stainless steel has a composition containing, in mass %, C: 0.003 to 0.020%, Si: 0.05 to 0.60%, Mn: 0.05 to 0.50%, P: 0.04% or less, S: 0.02% or less, Cr: 17.0 to 24.0%, Ni: 0.20 to 0.80%, Cu: 0.01 to 0.80%, Mo: 0.01 to 2.50%, Al: 0.001 to 0.015%, Nb: 0.25 to 0.60%, and N: 0.020% or less, with the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, the composition satisfying formula (1) below and formula (2) below, Cu+Mo?0.30??(1) 4Ni?(Si+Mn)?0??(2) (wherein Cu and Mo in formula (1) and Ni, Si, and Mn in formula (2) each represent the content (mass %) of the corresponding element).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Yano, Kunio Fukuda, Shin Ishikawa, Katsuhisa Yamauchi, Reiko Sugihara, Hideya Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10290078
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes circuitry that converts user voices that are input into a string of characters reflecting a statement made with the user voices, retrieves one or more items of information related to the string, stores the information being retrieved associated with identification information indicating a retrieval time when the information is retrieved, draws a graphical image including the information being stored on a projection target image to be projected by a projector, and controls the projector to project the projection target image including the graphical image, the graphical image having a size that is determined in accordance with the identification information associated with the information included in the graphical image being projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Fujiyama, Takashi Ishida, Naoto Tsuruoka, Kyoko Hashimoto, Shin Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20180358663
    Abstract: Provided is a battery management device capable of effectively utilizing battery performance while securing battery life. The battery management device includes: a divergence amount calculation unit that calculates a divergence amount between a life target value or a degradation amount target value of a storage battery, which is a secondary battery, and a life prediction value or a degradation amount prediction value according to use history of the storage battery in an arbitrary period; and a limit value change unit that changes charge/discharge limit values for controlling degradation of the storage battery based on the divergence amount. The limit value change unit includes a first limit value calculation unit that calculates a first limit value set that is a combination of the charge/discharge limit values for each of a plurality of types of control parameters that change in correlation with each other based on the divergence amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro YONEMOTO, Kei SAKABE, Takanori YAMAZOE, Shin YAMAUCHI, Keiichiro OHKAWA, Ryohhei NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20180210036
    Abstract: To perform charge/discharge control of a storage battery at an appropriate timing. In a battery controller, a battery information acquisition unit acquires information on the storage battery. A degradation progression rate calculation unit calculates a degradation progression rate of the storage battery based on the information acquired by the battery information acquisition unit. A limit value setting unit sets a limit value for controlling charge/discharge of the storage battery based on the degradation progression rate calculated by the degradation progression rate calculation unit. A timing determination unit determines a timing at which the limit value needs to be output based on the information acquired by the battery information acquisition unit. A limit value output unit outputs the limit value to a host controller based on the timing determined by the timing determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Shin YAMAUCHI, Kei SAKABE, Masahiro YONEMOTO, Takanori YAMAZOE, Keiichiro OHKAWA, Ryohhei NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20180198175
    Abstract: A current of a storage battery is appropriately controlled depending on the situation. In a battery controller, a battery information acquiring unit acquires information on the storage battery. A first allowable current calculating unit calculates a first allowable current of a battery module in accordance with a rated value of a component through which a current flows by charging or discharging of the battery module. A second allowable current calculating unit calculates a second allowable current of the battery module in accordance with an SOC of the battery module on the basis of the information acquired by the battery information acquiring unit. A third allowable current calculating unit calculates a third allowable current of the battery module in accordance with an SOH of the battery module on the basis of the information acquired by the battery information acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Shin YAMAUCHI, Kei SAKABE, Masahiro YONEMOTO, Takanori YAMAZOE, Keiichiro OHKAWA, Ryohhei NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20180018755
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes circuitry that converts user voices that are input into a string of characters reflecting a statement made with the user voices, retrieves one or more items of information related to the string, stores the information being retrieved associated with identification information indicating a retrieval time when the information is retrieved, draws a graphical image including the information being stored on a projection target image to be projected by a projector, and controls the projector to project the projection target image including the graphical image, the graphical image having a size that is determined in accordance with the identification information associated with the information included in the graphical image being projected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ryotaro FUJIYAMA, Takashi ISHIDA, Naoto TSURUOKA, Kyoko HASHIMOTO, Shin YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 9787119
    Abstract: Provided are: an electric storage device having improved reliability in charging a storage battery; and a charging method. This electric storage device is provided with: an SOC calculation section which calculates a charge rate when a battery voltage reached a predetermined value, in the cases where the battery voltage reached the predetermined value when a lithium ion storage battery is being charged; a voltage difference calculation section, which calculates a battery voltage difference corresponding to a difference between the charge rate and a charge rate at which lithium is deposited; a charge complete voltage calculation means, which calculates a charge complete voltage by adding the voltage difference to the battery voltage obtained when the battery voltage reached the predetermined value; and a charge control means, which completes the charging of the lithium ion storage battery in the cases where the battery voltage reached the charge complete voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxwell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Yamauchi, Kohei Honkura, Hirofumi Takahashi, Takashi Kamijoh, Mitsuhiro Kishimi
  • Publication number: 20160118818
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium battery system which utilizes at least one lithiumbattery capable of being charged and discharged, and includes at least a charger or a power converter capable of charging the lithium battery. When charging the lithium battery by the charger or the power converter, a charging end voltage at which the charging of the lithium battery is ended is set in accordance with a magnitude of a current during the charging, and the charger or the power converter is controlled based on the set charging end voltage. Thus, it is possible to expand the chargeable voltage range of the lithium battery system practically even in applications requiring a large current for charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventor: Shin YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 9252620
    Abstract: In order to provide a charge/discharge technology for controlling an assembled battery system without promoting degradation or reduction in the lifetime of the assembled battery system, the assembled battery system includes a function for controlling charge and discharge power of a plurality of units each including a secondary battery and a power converter as one unit, the plurality of units being electrically connected in parallel to each other. When each unit performs charge or discharge by at least one or more times, charge and discharge of the unit are controlled so as not to be performed until a predetermined pause time period elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Yamauchi, Motoo Futami, Kohei Honkura, Hironori Sasaki, Osamu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20150318717
    Abstract: Provided are: an electric storage device having improved reliability in charging a storage battery; and a charging method. This electric storage device is provided with: an SOC calculation section which calculates a charge rate when a battery voltage reached a predetermined value, in the cases where the battery voltage reached the predetermined value when a lithium ion storage battery is being charged; a voltage difference calculation section, which calculates a battery voltage difference corresponding to a difference between the charge rate and a charge rate at which lithium is deposited; a charge complete voltage calculation means, which calculates a charge complete voltage by adding the voltage difference to the battery voltage obtained when the battery voltage reached the predetermined value; and a charge control means, which completes the charging of the lithium ion storage battery in the cases where the battery voltage reached the charge complete voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Shin YAMAUCHI, Kohei HONKURA, Hirofumi TAKAHASHI, Takashi KAMIJOH, Mitsuhiro KISHIMI
  • Patent number: 9112247
    Abstract: Even if requirements for any scale of system constructions occur, a battery system of flexibly responding to the requirements is provided. The battery system comprising a battery module having a plurality of battery cells being connected, a battery pack having a plurality of battery modules being connected either in series or in parallel or both in series and in parallel, and a battery block having a plurality of battery packs being connected either in series or in parallel or both in series and in parallel. They are mutually layered. In the battery system, the battery module, the battery pack, and the battery block are previously prepared as variations of layered basic units. In response to requirements for any scale of system constructions, the basic units are combined accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Yamauchi, Motoo Futami, Kenji Takeda, Takeshi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20150214521
    Abstract: A battery pack that reduces a temperature difference between single cells and can increase a battery capacity per volume and a container provided with the same are provided. A battery pack 100, includes: a battery module 10 including a plurality of single cells 1 arranged in parallel in a line; and a partition member 20 provided on a side surface of the battery module 10 and forming a flow channel 21 through which a gas for exchanging heat with the plurality of single cells 1 is flowable, and the partition member 20 is provided so that the gas flowing through the flow channel 21 and at least two single cells 1 exchange heat and is inclined with respect to a direction orthogonal to an arrangement direction of the plurality of single cells 1 arranged in parallel in a line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nae Hisano, Shin Yamauchi, Mitsutoshi Honda, Hidekazu Fujimura, Kenji Takeda
  • Patent number: 8901890
    Abstract: There is provided a battery system made up by connecting multiple battery units in parallel with each other, the battery units having multiple battery banks, respectively, and multiple switching circuits connected in series to the battery banks, respectively. A switching circuit is made up by connecting a first circuit connected in series to a precharge resistor having a known resistance value, in parallel with a second circuit having a second switch. Timing for turning the second switch into the on state under an equal-current condition when the connection-target battery unit is connected to the battery system is controlled by a controller for controlling the respective outputs of the plural battery units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Yamauchi, Ryo Inaba
  • Publication number: 20140333132
    Abstract: A battery system (201) includes a battery module (314) in which plural battery cells (310) are connected in series, a battery pack (203) in which the battery modules (314) are connected in series, parallel or series-parallel, and a battery block (212) in which the battery packs (203) are connected in series, parallel or series-parallel, which are mutually layered. In the battery system (201), a structure is adopted in which the battery module (314), the battery pack (203) and the battery block (212) are previously prepared as hierarchical variations of basic units, and these basic units are appropriately combined according to a required scale. According to the battery system of the invention, even when a system construction request of any scale occurs, the request can be flexibly dealt with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Yamauchi, Akihiko Emori