Patents by Inventor Taiji Yoshikawa

Taiji Yoshikawa 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: 10935606
    Abstract: A supply amount change prediction component takes into account a decrease in full-charge capacity due to battery deterioration to predict a future amount of power supplied by a plurality of batteries, and a surplus calculator calculates the surplus of the power supply amount with respect to the power demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Kazuki Kasai, Taiji Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20210055949
    Abstract: A candidate extraction apparatus, a candidate extraction method, and a candidate extraction program extract appropriate candidates for an input into a processing module. The processing module is associated with first metadata indicating a condition of the input data. A plurality of devices are each associated with second metadata indicating an attribute of the input data output from the device. The candidate extraction apparatus includes a first obtaining unit, a second obtaining unit, and an extraction unit. The first obtaining unit obtains the first metadata. The second obtaining unit obtains the second metadata associated with each of the plurality of devices. The extraction unit extracts the candidates greater in number than at least one input port from the plurality of devices based on the first metadata and the second metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210056050
    Abstract: A preprocessing determination apparatus, a preprocessing determination method, and a preprocessing determination program perform determination for preprocessing of input data to be input into a processing module. The processing module is associated with first metadata indicating a condition of the input data. The input data is associated with second metadata indicating an attribute of the input data. The preprocessing determination apparatus includes a first obtaining unit, a second obtaining unit, and a determination unit. The first obtaining unit obtains the first metadata. The second obtaining unit obtains the second metadata. The determination unit performs the determination for the preprocessing of the input data based on the first metadata and the second metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210042206
    Abstract: A metadata generation apparatus capable of generating metadata, as well as a metadata generation method and program are provided. The sensing device is configured to generate an output value based on a physical amount that is input. The metadata generation apparatus includes a probability density function generation unit and a metadata generation unit. The probability density function generation unit is configured to generate a probability density function of an output value when a specific physical amount is input to the sensing device. The metadata generation unit is configured to generate metadata based on the probability density function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi IMAI, Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210042660
    Abstract: A compatibility determination apparatus, a compatibility determination method and a program that are configured to determine the compatibility of an agent that outputs input data to a processing module are provided. The processing module is a learned model generated by using a plurality of learning data. Each of the plurality of learning data includes input data and a ground truth label of output data associated with the input data. First metadata is associated with the processing module. The first metadata is generated based on a probability density function of a plurality of input data associated with a ground truth label common to each thereof. The compatibility determination apparatus acquires the first metadata, and determines the compatibility based on the first metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi IMAI, Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210034672
    Abstract: Provided is a metadata generation apparatus. The metadata generation apparatus generates metadata that is associated with a processing module. The processing module is a trained model generated by using a plurality of sets of learning data. Each set of the learning data includes input data and a correct label of output data. The metadata generation apparatus includes a probability density function generation unit and a metadata generation unit. The probability density function generation unit generate a probability density function of a plurality of sets of input data associated with the same correct label. The metadata generation unit generates metadata based on the probability density function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi IMAI, Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200412807
    Abstract: A session control apparatus, a session control method, and a session control program may maintain a quality of input data output to a processing module. A processing module has a defined condition regarding a quality of the input data. The session control apparatus includes a selection unit and a switching unit. The selection unit selects a second device when the input data fails to satisfy the condition. The switching unit switches a first device that outputs the input data to the processing module to the second device selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200382604
    Abstract: A session control apparatus, a session control method, and a session control program may maintain a quality of input data output to a processing module. The processing module has a defined condition regarding a quality of the input data. The session control apparatus includes an extraction unit, a selection unit, and a switching unit. The extraction unit extracts a plurality of candidates of devices. The selection unit selects at least one device from the plurality of candidates of devices. The switching unit switches the device that outputs the input data to the processing module to the at least one device selected by the selection unit. Each of the plurality of candidates of devices outputs input data satisfying the condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200379962
    Abstract: A quality check apparatus, a quality check method, and a quality check program can check the quality of input data output to a processing module. A device outputs the input data and first metadata indicating an attribute regarding the quality of the input data to the processing module. The quality check apparatus includes a first obtaining unit and a check unit. The first obtaining unit obtains the first metadata. The check unit checks the quality of the input data based on the first metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200371483
    Abstract: An output management device, an output management method, and a program are provided that manage output of input data to a processing module by a device. The processing module is associated with first metadata indicating a condition of the input data. The input data is associated with second metadata indicating an attribute of the input data. The output management apparatus includes a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit, and a notification unit. The first acquisition unit is configured to acquire the first metadata. The second acquisition unit is configured to acquire the second metadata. The notification unit is configured to notify the device of whether or not the input data is allowed to be output to the processing module based on the first and second metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200356550
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus, a data processing method, and a data processing program process input data to be input into a processing module. The processing module is associated with first metadata indicating a condition of input data. The input data is associated with second metadata indicating an attribute of the input data. The data processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit and a preprocessing unit. The obtaining unit obtains a result of determination for preprocessing of the input data performed based on the first metadata and the second metadata. The preprocessing unit preprocesses the input data based on the determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji YAMATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200321089
    Abstract: Provided is a technology that enables biological information relating to a subject to be processed appropriately and independently of on the subject. A biological information processing device according to the present embodiment includes a storage device, an estimation unit, an acquisition unit, and a correction unit. The storage unit stores biological information relating to a specified subject for a unit period including a plurality of times. The estimation unit estimates variable characteristics of the biological information based on the stored biological information relating to the specified subject. The acquisition unit acquires the biological information relating to the specified subject together with information indicating a measurement time of the biological information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAKAJIMA, Hirotaka WADA, Hironori SATO, Taiji YOSHIKAWA, Tamio UEDA
  • Patent number: 10686225
    Abstract: A battery has a case, an external environment information acquisition component, and an internal environment information acquisition component. The case houses one or more cells. The external environment information acquisition component acquires specific external environment information (such as temperature and amount of sunlight) on the outside of the case. The internal environment information acquisition component acquires specific internal environment information (such as temperature and humidity) on the inside of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Kazuki Kasai, Taiji Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10482472
    Abstract: An extraction component extracts one or more batteries such that the sum total of the full charge capacity falls within an exclusion target range. An index calculator calculates an index value indicating the usage status of the batteries included among the one or more extracted batteries. An exclusion candidate determination component determines which batteries to exclude from those to be loaned out, on the basis of the ranking of the index value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Kazuki Kasai, Taiji Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10419238
    Abstract: Provided is a radio formed to be capable of performing wireless communication with one driving apparatus, and configured to be connected, through one communication port via wired communication, to a slave control apparatus configured to be communicably connected to a master control apparatus with a predetermined communication method, the radio including an identification information collection unit collecting, from the one driving apparatus, identification information for identifying the one driving apparatus, when the radio is initially connected to the one driving apparatus via wireless communication, and a transfer control unit mediating data transfer between the master control apparatus and the one driving apparatus, such that the one driving apparatus is directly connected to the one communication port in a virtual manner, based on the identification information of the one driving apparatus collected by the identification information collection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Saito, Taiji Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10406926
    Abstract: A battery selection device has a preparation amount information acquisition component, a supply amount information acquisition component, a battery candidate extraction component, and a determination processor. The preparation amount information acquisition component acquires preparation amount information indicating the scheduled date and time of a loan and the required charge amount. The supply amount information acquisition component acquires supply amount information indicating the full charge power capacity and the current charge amount of each battery. On the basis of the preparation amount information and the supply amount information, the battery candidate extraction component selects loaner battery candidates, which are batteries that can be charged to the required charge amount by the scheduled date and time of the loan. The determination processor picks out a loaner battery on the basis of the predicted progress of deterioration of batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Kazuki Kasai, Taiji Yoshikawa, Koji Takizawa, Yoshiyuki Morita
  • Patent number: 10355322
    Abstract: In a system in which a plurality of batteries can be loaned out, a battery that is carried in alone has a physical load information acquisition component. The physical load information acquisition component acquires physical load information about the battery. The physical load information acquisition component has at least one of the following: an acceleration sensor that senses acceleration information about the battery, a vibration sensor that acquires vibration information about the battery, a strain sensor that senses strain information about the battery, an impact sensor that acquires impact information about the battery, and a pressure sensor that acquires pressure information about the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Takatsuka, Kazuki Kasai, Taiji Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10333305
    Abstract: A management device includes a surplus power calculator configured to compute a measurement value or an estimated value for a surplus power which is power output from the power generator excluding the power consumption of the electrical appliance; and a scheduler configured to create an operation schedule for a designated appliance scheduled to operate during a period different from a surplus power period when the surplus power is available so that the designated appliance uses the surplus power during the surplus power period to operate; the scheduler also configured to shift the operation period of the designated appliance when a potential usable power is greater than an increment in the power consumption resulting due to shifting the operation period of the designated appliance, where the potential usable power is the surplus power with a potential feed-in power excluded therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Imai, Hiromasa Takatsuka, Masayo Ikuta, Taiji Yoshikawa, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10298303
    Abstract: Provided is a radio formed to be capable of performing wireless communication with a sensor that measures a predetermined environmental parameter in a predetermined closed space, the radio including an antenna portion disposed in the predetermined closed space and for performing wireless communication with the sensor, and a control unit that controls a mode by which the antenna portion transmits and receives wireless radio waves such that standing waves envisaged to be formed in the predetermined closed space based on radio waves transmitted from the sensor to the antenna portion, or standing waves envisaged to be formed in the predetermined closed space based on radio waves transmitted from the antenna portion to the sensor change with the lapse of time during the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Saito, Taiji Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10127803
    Abstract: Provided is a radio formed to be capable of performing wireless communication with sensors, and configured to be connected, through one communication port via wired communication, to a slave control apparatus configured to be communicably connected to a master control apparatus with a predetermined communication method. The radio generates one communication packet formed with the predetermined communication method and transmitted from the radio to the slave control apparatus, such that pieces of measured data measured by the sensors are included in the one communication packet in accordance with a predetermined order in which the slave control apparatus or the master control apparatus can determine which sensor measured which piece of the measured data of the sensors, and the radio transmits the generated one communication packet to the slave control apparatus via wired communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Saito, Taiji Yoshikawa, Daichi Ueki