Patents by Inventor Shuhei Noda

Shuhei Noda 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: 10706553
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image detection system includes an imaging apparatus, an edge extraction unit, a specific-edge extraction unit, a candidate area extraction unit, and a to-be-detected area determination unit. The edge extraction unit extracts edges each representing a boundary line between areas with different features. The specific-edge extraction unit extracts specific edges including at least remaining edges present in background image and input image. The candidate area extraction unit extracts candidate areas for a preset area to be detected. The to-be-detected area determination unit determines the area to be detected from candidate areas extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Yokoi, Shuhei Noda, Satoshi Tamura, Sayumi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190185295
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a user detection system includes a camera, a boundary detector, a user detector and a controller. The camera is installed in a peripheral region of a door, and captures a running region when opening or closing the door and a region near the door. The boundary detector detects a boundary between a first structure and a second structure in the region near the door based on an image captured by the camera. The user detector detects whether there is a user in the running region based on a result detected by the boundary detector. The controller controls an open/close operation of the door based on a result detected by the user detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhei NODA, Kentaro YOKOI, Satoshi TAMURA, Sayumi KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190172209
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image detection system includes an imaging apparatus, an edge extraction unit, a specific-edge extraction unit, a candidate area extraction unit, and a to-be-detected area determination unit. The edge extraction unit extracts edges each representing a boundary line between areas with different features. The specific-edge extraction unit extracts specific edges including at least remaining edges present in background image and input image. The candidate area extraction unit extracts candidate areas for a preset area to be detected. The to-be-detected area determination unit determines the area to be detected from candidate areas extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro YOKOI, Shuhei NODA, Satoshi TAMURA, Sayumi KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10196241
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an elevator system includes a camera, a passenger detection module and a controller. The camera is capable of imaging a particular range in a direction from a vicinity of a door of a car to a hall when the car arrives at the hall. The passenger detection module detects presence or absence of a passenger who intends to get into the car by focusing on movement of a movable body within a specific area by using a plurality of time-series continuous images which are captured by the camera. The controller controls an opening/closing operation of the door based on a detection result of the passenger detection module. A width of the area is being set greater than at least a width of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhei Noda, Kentaro Yokoi, Hiroshi Sukegawa, Yukari Murata, Sayumi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20180237813
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an aromatic compound such as salicylic acid and a derivative thereof with high productivity using a microorganism. The present invention provides: a method for producing a microorganism having a sugar metabolic pathway modified, including suppressing the expression of a gene encoding a phosphotransferase system enzyme of the microorganism, suppressing the expression of a gene encoding pyruvate kinase of the microorganism, and introducing, into the microorganism, one or more genes encoding an enzyme that enables the microorganism to synthesize an aromatic compound from chorismic acid or isochorismic acid; a modified microorganism obtained by the method; and a method for producing an aromatic compound and a derivative thereof, including culturing the microorganism, and recovering an aromatic compound or the like from the culture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: RIKEN
    Inventors: Shuhei Noda, Tomokazu SHIRAI
  • Patent number: 9866031
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a power control apparatus includes a receiving unit, an environment-data acquiring unit, and a calculation unit. The receiving unit receives, from a power supplying side, a power-consumption reduction request for reducing power consumption at a power demanding side. The environmental data acquiring unit acquires, from the power demanding side, environmental data representing environmental state of the power demanding side. The calculating unit calculates a power-reduction value based on the environmental data, in response to the power-consumption reduction request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Nobutaka Nishimura, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda
  • Patent number: 9829955
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicatively connected to a plurality of image sensors that capture images of surroundings of a control target device which is to be a target of power controlling. The information processing apparatus includes an attribute information generation unit and a management unit. The attribute information generation unit generates, by using the images captured by each of the image sensors, attribute information of the control target device which is under jurisdiction of at least one of the image sensors. The management unit manages the attribute information of the control target device generated by the attribute information generation unit in association with the control target device and the at least one of the image sensors having jurisdiction over the control target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20170197807
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an elevator system includes a camera, a passenger detection module and a controller. The camera is capable of imaging a particular range in a direction from a vicinity of a door of a car to a hall when the car arrives at the hall. The passenger detection module detects presence or absence of a passenger who intends to get into the car by focusing on movement of a movable body within a specific area by using a plurality of time-series continuous images which are captured by the camera. The controller controls an opening/closing operation of the door based on a detection result of the passenger detection module. A width of the area is being set greater than at least a width of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ELEVATOR KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhei NODA, Kentaro YOKOI, Hiroshi SUKEGAWA, Yukari MURATA, Sayumi KIMURA
  • Patent number: 9633320
    Abstract: An energy demand prediction apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image analysis unit and a prediction unit. The image analysis unit generates analysis data including at least one of human information and environment information of a prediction target area based on image data acquired by an image sensor. The prediction unit generates prediction data by executing an energy demand prediction based on the analysis data and an energy demand prediction model generated using previous data corresponding to the analysis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20160342190
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicatively connected to a plurality of image sensors that capture images of surroundings of a control target device which is to be a target of power controlling. The information processing apparatus includes an attribute information generation unit and a management unit. The attribute information generation unit generates, by using the images captured by each of the image sensors, attribute information of the control target device which is under jurisdiction of at least one of the image sensors. The management unit manages the attribute information of the control target device generated by the attribute information generation unit in association with the control target device and the at least one of the image sensors having jurisdiction over the control target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki ENOHARA, Kazumi NAGATA, Shuhei NODA, Kenji BABA, Nobutaka NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9464819
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an air conditioning control system is connected to a camera device, which is installed in an interior as an inside of a room and an air conditioning control target, and to an air conditioner that performs air conditioning for the interior as the air conditioning target, the air conditioning control system includes: an activity amount calculation unit; a current comfort index value calculation unit; a control parameter calculation unit; and an air conditioner control unit. The activity amount calculation unit acquires and analyzes image information formed by imaging the interior as the air conditioning control target from the camera device, and calculates an activity amount of a person present in the room based on the image information. The current comfort index value calculation unit calculates a current comfort index value of the person present in the room based on the activity amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9442553
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicatively connected to a plurality of image sensors that capture images of surroundings of a control target device which is to be a target of power controlling. The information processing apparatus includes an attribute information generation unit and a management unit. The attribute information generation unit generates, by using the images captured by each of the image sensors, attribute information of the control target device which is under jurisdiction of at least one of the image sensors. The management unit manages the attribute information of the control target device generated by the attribute information generation unit in association with the control target device and the at least one of the image sensors having jurisdiction over the control target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9137449
    Abstract: There are provided a retaining unit that retains a basic model indicating a plurality of relations for a plurality of subject conditions between a plurality of illuminances and a plurality of luminance of a plurality of captured images, which are obtained when a subject is imaged by changing an illuminance condition under the subject conditions; a reference image acquiring unit that acquires a captured image captured in a target space for illuminance estimation as a reference image; a reference illuminance acquiring unit that acquires illuminance of the target space at a time of imaging the reference image as reference illuminance; and an illuminance estimation model generating unit that generates an illuminance estimation model indicating a relation between illuminance and luminance in the target space from a data value indicated as a pair of the reference illuminance and luminance of the reference image based on the basic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150015775
    Abstract: There are provided a retaining unit that retains a basic model indicating a plurality of relations for a plurality of subject conditions between a plurality of illuminances and a plurality of luminance of a plurality of captured images, which are obtained when a subject is imaged by changing an illuminance condition under the subject conditions; a reference image acquiring unit that acquires a captured image captured in a target space for illuminance estimation as a reference image; a reference illuminance acquiring unit that acquires illuminance of the target space at a time of imaging the reference image as reference illuminance; and an illuminance estimation model generating unit that generates an illuminance estimation model indicating a relation between illuminance and luminance in the target space from a data value indicated as a pair of the reference illuminance and luminance of the reference image based on the basic model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20140340513
    Abstract: An image capturing unit captures an image of a predetermined space. An image acquiring unit acquires the image captured by the image capturing unit. A mask region deriving unit derives, by using the image acquired by the image acquiring unit, a mask region not to be sensed from the image. A detection region deriving unit derives, by using the image acquired by the image acquiring unit, a detection region of each type as a sensing target from the image. A retaining unit retains the mask region and the detection region as setting information. A sensing unit senses a state of the space from the image acquired by the acquiring unit based on the setting information retained in the retaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20140333766
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is communicatively connected to a plurality of image sensors that capture images of surroundings of a control target device which is to be a target of power controlling. The information processing apparatus includes an attribute information generation unit and a management unit. The attribute information generation unit generates, by using the images captured by each of the image sensors, attribute information of the control target device which is under jurisdiction of at least one of the image sensors. The management unit manages the attribute information of the control target device generated by the attribute information generation unit in association with the control target device and the at least one of the image sensors having jurisdiction over the control target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8836505
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an illumination control system includes a motion sensor and a central management server. The motion sensor acquires position information and action information of a person. The central management server holds holding position information of an illumination unit and necessary light amount information for action information of the person, acquires a necessary amount of light corresponding to the action information of the person based on the necessary light amount information, calculates a brightness control amount based on the position information of the illumination unit, and controls the illumination unit using the brightness control amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yasuo Takagi
  • Publication number: 20140217823
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a power control apparatus includes a receiving unit, an environment-data acquiring unit, and a calculation unit. The receiving unit receives, from a power supplying side, a power-consumption reduction request for reducing power consumption at a power demanding side. The environmental data acquiring unit acquires, from the power demanding side, environmental data representing environmental state of the power demanding side. The calculating unit calculates a power-reduction value based on the environmental data, in response to the power-consumption reduction request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Nobutaka Nishimura, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda
  • Patent number: 8744639
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a power control apparatus includes a receiving unit, an environment-data acquiring unit, and a calculation unit. The receiving unit receives, from a power supplying side, a power-consumption reduction request for reducing power consumption at a power demanding side. The environmental data acquiring unit acquires, from the power demanding side, environmental data representing environmental state of the power demanding side. The calculating unit calculates a power-reduction value based on the environmental data, in response to the power-consumption reduction request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Nobutaka Nishimura, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda
  • Patent number: 8630745
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an energy consumption management system includes: a movement information creating device; a power consumption amount measuring device; an accumulating device; and a display device. The movement information creating device creates movement information regarding a person in a management target area. The power consumption amount measuring device measures a power consumption amount of an instrument in the management target area. The accumulating device creates management information in which the movement information and a power consumption amount measurement value measured are associated with each other. The display device displays the management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Nobutaka Nishimura