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: 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
  • Patent number: 8432445
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus connected to a camera device that images a processing target includes: an image information acquisition unit; an accumulation subtraction image information creation unit; a feature amount information creation unit; and an action content identification unit. The image information acquisition unit sequentially acquires, from the camera device, image information formed by imaging the processing target thereby. Based on a temporal change of the image information acquired by the image information acquisition unit, the accumulation subtraction image information creation unit accumulates subtraction information for a predetermined period, which is made by motions of a person present in a room, and creates multivalued accumulation subtraction image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20120310417
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, system controls electrical apparatus installed in target area. This system includes image sensor and server. Image sensor senses target area, acquires, from sensed image of area, human information representing state of person in area and environmental information concerning environment of area for each of divided areas obtained by dividing area, and outputs human information and environmental information. Server is connected to image sensor via communication network and executes task-ambient control for electrical apparatus based on human information and environmental information for each of areas output from image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Takaaki ENOHARA, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Kenji Baba, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20120239213
    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: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Kazumi Nagata, Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20120065800
    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: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Kenji BABA, Takaaki Enohara, Nobutaka Nishimura, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20120019168
    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: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Shuhei NODA, Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Kazumi Nagata, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yasuo Takagi
  • Publication number: 20120022710
    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: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Shuhei NODA, Kenji BABA, Takaaki ENOHARA, Kazumi NAGATA, Nobutaka NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20110205371
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus connected to a camera device that images a processing target includes: an image information acquisition unit; an accumulation subtraction image information creation unit; a feature amount information creation unit; and an action content identification unit. The image information acquisition unit sequentially acquires, from the camera device, image information formed by imaging the processing target thereby. Based on a temporal change of the image information acquired by the image information acquisition unit, the accumulation subtraction image information creation unit accumulates subtraction information for a predetermined period, which is made by motions of a person present in a room, and creates multivalued accumulation subtraction image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Kazumi NAGATA, Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20110205366
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Takaaki Enohara, Kenji Baba, Kazumi Nagata, Shuhei Noda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7805103
    Abstract: A cleaning blade member includes a cleaning layer and an elastic layer provided on the cleaning layer's back surface. Both are formed of a polyurethane member produced through curing and molding a castable polyurethane composition, the cleaning layer containing a long-chain polyol, a polyisocyanate, and a diamino compound having a melting point?80° C., the elastic layer containing a long-chain polyol, a polyisocyanate, a short-chain diol, and a short-chain triol, and has a percent edge drooping?7.0%, the cleaning and elastic layers have Young's modulus contribution factors Ra and Rb, respectively. (Rb/Ra)=0.05-6.0. Ra=[TaEa/(Ta+Tb)]. Rb=[TbEb/(Ta+Tb)]. Ea and Eb are Young's modulus of the cleaning and elastic layers, respectively. Ta and Tb represent the thicknesses of the cleaning and elastic layers, respectively, and the overall Young's modulus of the cleaning layer and elastic layer is (Ra+Rb)=5.0-14.0 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Synztec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miyuki Ueno, Shuji Abe, Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20090003905
    Abstract: A cleaning blade member includes a cleaning layer and an elastic layer provided on the cleaning layer's back surface. Both are formed of a polyurethane member produced through curing and molding a castable polyurethane composition, the cleaning layer containing a long-chain polyol, a polyisocyanate, and a diamino compound having a melting point ?80° C., the elastic layer containing a long-chain polyol, a polyisocyanate, a short-chain diol, and a short-chain triol, and has a percent edge drooping ?7.0%, the cleaning and elastic layers have Young's modulus contribution factors Ra and Rb, respectively. (Rb/Ra)=0.05-6.0. Ra=[TaEa/(Ta+Tb)]. Rb=[TbEb/(Ta+Tb)]. Ea and Eb are Young's modulus of the cleaning and elastic layers, respectively. Ta and Tb represent the thicknesses of the cleaning and elastic layers, respectively, and the overall Young's modulus of the cleaning layer and elastic layer is (Ra+Rb)=5.0-14.0 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: SYNZTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miyuki Ueno, Shuji Abe, Shuhei Noda
  • Patent number: 7335420
    Abstract: The invention provides a feed/transport roller formed of polyurethane material, which roller has high wear resistance as well as low hardness for providing excellent sheet feeding capacity and which meets a recent requirement; i.e., high durability for allowing high-speed operation. The feed/transport roller has an elastic layer formed of a castable polyurethane produced through reaction of a polyester-polyol having a number average molecular weight of 1,000 to 3,000 with a polyisocyanate, wherein the elastic layer is formed from the polyester-polyol, the polyisocyanate, an adipic acid ester derivative serving as a plasticizer, a short-chain diol having a molecular weight of 70 to 120 serving as a chain-extender, and a triol having a number average molecular weight of 3,000 to 5,000 serving as a cross-liking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Synztec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20080027184
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cleaning blade member which can be excellently produced by molding and which exhibits small variation in physical properties with temperature, and excellent wear resistance. The cleaning blade member formed of a castable polyurethane member produced through hardening and molding a polyurethane composition containing at least a polyol, a polyisocyanate, and a diamino compound, wherein the diamino compound has a melting point of 80° C. or lower, the polyisocyanate is a blend of 4,4?-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and 3,3-dimethylphenyl-4,4-diisocyanate (TODI), and the ratio of TODI in the entirety of polyisocyanate is 30 to 100% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: SYNZTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miyuki UENO, Shuji ABE, Shuhei NODA
  • Publication number: 20070277650
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a cleaning blade member exhibiting excellent mechanical properties including wear resistance. The cleaning blade member formed of a rubber-like elastic material produced through reaction of a long-chain polyol having a number average molecular weight of 1,500 to 3,800, an isocyanate, and an isocyanurate derivative having two or more OH groups, wherein the isocyanurate derivative is employed in an amount of 0.5 to 15 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the long-chain polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: SYNZTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20070213157
    Abstract: The present invention provides a paper-sheet-conveying endless belt which is produced through a small number of production steps, which includes a thin core member, and which exhibits excellent durability. The paper-sheet-conveying endless belt includes a core member formed of a heat-shrinkable tube, and a rubber-like elastic member provided thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventor: Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20070031753
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophotography polyurethane member which exhibits small temperature dependency of characteristics, excellent mechanical characteristics, and high wear resistance. The cast-type electrophotography polyurethane member produced through hardening and molding a polyurethane composition containing at least polyol, polyisocyanate, and a diamino compound, wherein the diamino compound has a melting point of 80° C. or lower and contains no chlorine atom but contains an aromatic ring in the molecular structure thereof and exhibits a reaction rate slower than that of 2,2?,3,3?-tetrachloro-4,4?-diaminodiphenylmethane under given hardening and molding conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Shuji Abe, Miyuki Ueno, Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20060223900
    Abstract: The present invention provides a foamed member, a feed/transport roller, and a sheet-separation roll, which prevent generation of anomalous sounds during feeding, transporting, or separating paper sheets. The foamed member is formed from polyurethane foam, the polyurethane foam being produced by reacting a polyisocyanate compound with a first polyol which is selected from among a polytetramethylene ether glycol and a diene polyol having at least one double bond in the molecular chain thereof and the fiest polyol has a number average molecular weight of 1,000 to 4,000, in the presence of a cross-linking agent including a short-chain diol and a second polyol having at least three functionalities and a number average molecular weight of 500 to 5,000, wherein the foamed member is formed from a foamed reaction cured product having a foamed product density (weight of the product in a mold [g]/volume of the mold [cm3]) of 0.3 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventor: Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20060082052
    Abstract: A sheet feed roll having a concavity and a convexity formed on an outer peripheral surface thereof, an irregular portion composed of the concavity and the convexity being of a corrugated cross-sectional shape, and the concavity extending along the axial direction of the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventor: Shuhei Noda
  • Publication number: 20050142363
    Abstract: The invention provides a feed/transport roller formed of polyurethane material, which roller has high wear resistance as well as low hardness for providing excellent sheet feeding capacity and which meets a recent requirement; i.e., high durability for allowing high-speed operation. The feed/transport roller has an elastic layer formed of a castable polyurethane produced through reaction of a polyester-polyol having a number average molecular weight of 1,000 to 3,000 with a polyisocyanate, wherein the elastic layer is formed from the polyester-polyol, the polyisocyanate, an adipic acid ester derivative serving as a plasticizer, a short-chain diol having a molecular weight of 70 to 120 serving as a chain-extender, and a triol having a number average molecular weight of 3,000 to 5,000 serving as a cross-liking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventor: Shuhei Noda
  • Patent number: 6600003
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophotography rubber member which has a rebound resilience remaining satisfactorily stabilized over changes in environmental conditions and can serve as a member such as a high-performance cleaning blade and provides a similar sheet-separation rubber member which generates no noise. The electrophotography rubber member or sheet-separation rubber member is formed of a rubber elastomer containing a polyurethane formed from a long-chain polyol containing a polyester-polyol having a number average molecular weight of 500-5,000 and an ester concentration of 2-8 mmol/g, wherein the ester concentration is defined by the following relationship: Ester concentration (mmol/g)=(Amount by mol of ester groups)/(Weight of the polyester-polyol).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Hokushin Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Shirasaka, Noriko Abe, Kouichi Shizuru, Katsuji Shimabukuro, Mika Sakatani, Shuhei Noda