Patents by Inventor Takashi Kumagai

Takashi Kumagai 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: 20180350514
    Abstract: An insulation type step-down converter includes first and second step-down transformers each of which includes an input-side coil and an output-side coil. First, second, third, and fourth rectifier elements are connected in series with first, second, third, and fourth series coils, respectively, the first, second, third, and fourth series coils each having the output-side coil of the first step-down transformer and the output-side coil of the second step-down transformer connected in series. The first to fourth series coils are connected to smoothing coils. The connection is such that electric currents flow simultaneously only in one of the first and second series coils and one of the third and fourth series coils in an alternate manner, and electric currents flowing simultaneously in one of the first and second series coils and one of the third and fourth series coils are opposite in direction to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji NAKAJIMA, Takashi KUMAGAI, Yuji SHIRAKATA, Yujiro KIDO
  • Publication number: 20180261382
    Abstract: A power converter includes a magnetic core and a plurality of windings. The plurality of windings are each wound around the magnetic core and bent to have a portion extending in the direction in which the magnetic core extends. Each of the plurality of windings is bent to include a region located farthest out from the magnetic core among all of the plurality of windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji NAKAJIMA, Takashi KUMAGAI, Jun TAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180174739
    Abstract: A power converter includes a magnetic core, a plurality of windings, a plurality of metal sidewalls, a first insulating member, and a second insulating member. The plurality of windings are each wound around the magnetic core and bent to have a portion extending in a direction in which the magnetic core extends. The plurality of metal sidewalls are disposed outside the plurality of windings and extend in the direction in which the magnetic core extends. The first insulating member is disposed between the plurality of windings and between the windings and the magnetic core. The second insulating member is disposed on an outside of the plurality of windings and in contact with each of the plurality of sidewalls and each of the plurality of windings. The second insulating member has a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of the first insulating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji NAKAJIMA, Takashi KUMAGAI, Jun TAHARA
  • Patent number: 9973733
    Abstract: A communication system includes a terminal having a first storage section for storing a number of pieces of content information, a second storage section for storing a number of pieces of the content information, a storage control section for placing a content ID stored in the second storage section into purchase information for each terminal and stored in the second storage section, an access control section for controlling access to the content information corresponding to the content ID stored in the second storage section, and an accounting setting section for setting an amount of a fee to be imposed on the terminal in response to the purchase information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kumagai, Izuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9960697
    Abstract: An insulation type step-down converter includes first, second, third, and fourth secondary-side coils, and first, second, third, and fourth rectifier elements. The first, second, third, and fourth rectifier elements is capable of performing rectification such that electric currents flow alternately only in one of the first and second secondary-side coils and one of the third and fourth secondary-side coils, and electric currents flowing simultaneously in one of the first and second secondary-side coils and one of the third and fourth secondary-side coils are opposite in direction to each other so as to cancel out a magnetic flux passing through the middle leg each time when electric current flowing in the primary-side coil is changed in direction. Provided is an insulation type step-down converter which can minimize an increase in heat generated by the primary-side coil even at a large step-down ratio of a step-down transformer without raising manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Nakajima, Takashi Kumagai, Yuji Shirakata, Yujiro Kido
  • Publication number: 20180115293
    Abstract: A board-type noise filter having higher noise removal performance than that of a conventional noise filter, and an electronic device including the board-type noise filter are provided. The board-type noise filter includes: a printed wiring board having a wiring pattern formed thereon; a choke coil including a core having a toroidal shape; a frame ground portion fixed to the printed wiring board at a position overlapping with a hollow portion of the choke coil when the toroidal shape of the choke coil is seen in plan view, the frame ground portion being capable of being grounded to a frame ground; and a capacitor having a first terminal connected to the frame ground portion through the wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya YAMAMOTO, Takashi KUMAGAI
  • Patent number: 9941044
    Abstract: An insulation type step-down converter includes first and second step-down transformers each of which includes an input-side coil and an output-side coil. An intermediate portion of the output-side coil of the first step-down transformer and an intermediate portion of the output-side coil of the second step-down transformer are connected to each other. First, second, third, and fourth rectifier elements are connected in series with first, second, third, and fourth output-side coils, respectively. Smoothing coils are connected to the first to fourth output-side coils. The first, second, third, and fourth rectifier elements are connected such that electric currents flow simultaneously in the first output-side coil and the third output-side coil, and electric currents flow simultaneously in the second output-side coil and the fourth output-side coil in a manner alternating with the electric currents in the first output-side coil and the third output-side coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Nakajima, Takashi Kumagai, Yuji Shirakata, Yujiro Kido, Kenji Nishizaka
  • Publication number: 20180025828
    Abstract: An insulation type step-down converter includes first and second step-down transformers each of which includes an input-side coil and an output-side coil. An intermediate portion of the output-side coil of the first step-down transformer and an intermediate portion of the output-side coil of the second step-down transformer are connected to each other. First, second, third, and fourth rectifier elements are connected in series with first, second, third, and fourth output-side coils, respectively. Smoothing coils are connected to the first to fourth output-side coils. The first, second, third, and fourth rectifier elements are connected such that electric currents flow simultaneously in the first output-side coil and the third output-side coil, and electric currents flow simultaneously in the second output-side coil and the fourth output-side coil in a manner alternating with the electric currents in the first output-side coil and the third output-side coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji NAKAJIMA, Takashi KUMAGAI, Yuji SHIRAKATA, Yujiro KIDO, Kenji NISHIZAKA
  • Publication number: 20170310228
    Abstract: An insulation type step-down converter includes first, second, third, and fourth secondary-side coils, and first, second, third, and fourth rectifier elements. The first, second, third, and fourth rectifier elements is capable of performing rectification such that electric currents flow alternately only in one of the first and second secondary-side coils and one of the third and fourth secondary-side coils, and electric currents flowing simultaneously in one of the first and second secondary-side coils and one of the third and fourth secondary-side coils are opposite in direction to each other so as to cancel out a magnetic flux passing through the middle leg each time when electric current flowing in the primary-side coil is changed in direction. Provided is an insulation type step-down converter which can minimize an increase in heat generated by the primary-side coil even at a large step-down ratio of a step-down transformer without raising manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Koji NAKAJIMA, Takashi KUMAGAI, Yuji SHIRAKATA, Yujiro KIDO
  • Patent number: 9530456
    Abstract: A processing unit performs a method including controlling a reading-out of data from a first storage medium at a predetermined read-out data rate to produce inputted data, and controlling a compression of the inputted data to produce first compressed data of a first compressed format. The method includes controlling a storage of the first compressed data in a second storage medium at a faster writing data rate than the predetermined read-out data rate, controlling a reading-out of second compressed data of a second compressed format from the second storage medium, and controlling a decompression of the second compressed data to produce decompressed data. The method also includes controlling simultaneously the storage of the first compressed data in the second storage medium, the reading-out of the second compressed data from the second storage medium, and audibly reproducing the decompressed data. The first compressed format is different from the second compressed format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Arai, Takashi Kumagai, Hajime Inai, Hiroaki Sato, Fumitake Yodo, Masami Oyama
  • Patent number: 8927596
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel antischistosomal agent, and more specifically, to provide a novel drug capable of inhibiting a growth of schistosomes in vivo to prevent development of liver dysfunction due to eggs of the schistosomes in the case of infection with the schistosomes. The novel antischistosomal agent includes as an active ingredient a peroxide derivative. Specifically, the novel antischistosomal agent includes as an active ingredient a peroxide derivative represented by the general formula (I): where C represents an alicyclic hydrocarbon ring group which may be substituted, and n represents an integer of 1 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: National University Corporation Okayama University
    Inventors: Yusuke Wataya, Hye-Sook Kim, Akiko Hiramoto, Akira Sato, Nobuo Ota, Takashi Kumagai, Rieko Shimogawara, Toshie Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8913334
    Abstract: A processing unit performs a method including controlling a reading-out of data from a first storage medium at a predetermined read-out data rate to produce inputted data, and controlling a compression of the inputted data to produce first compressed data of a first compressed format. The method includes controlling a storage of the first compressed data in a second storage medium at a faster writing data rate than the predetermined read-out data rate, controlling a reading-out of second compressed data of a second compressed format from the second storage medium, and controlling a decompression of the second compressed data to produce decompressed data. The method also includes controlling simultaneously the storage of the first compressed data in the second storage medium, the reading-out of the second compressed data from the second storage medium, and audibly reproducing the decompressed data. The first compressed format is different from the second compressed format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Arai, Takashi Kumagai, Hajime Inai, Hiroaki Sato, Fumitake Yodo, Masami Oyama
  • Patent number: 8896316
    Abstract: In a device having capacitive loads in which a plurality of capacitive loads are connected in parallel, power is supplied from an AC power source to a load group comprising the plurality of capacitive loads, the load group is divided into a plurality of small load groups, and a current detecting sensor for detecting a current which flows in at least one small load group at a side which is closer to the load side than a branch point at which the load group is divided into the plurality of small load groups and a current abnormality detecting part for determining an abnormality of a load by a current detecting signal which is detected by the current detecting sensor are equipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubshi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Kurahashi, Takashi Kumagai, Taichiro Tamida, Hajime Nakatani, Daisuke Takauchi
  • Publication number: 20140139650
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus including a background image generator which generates a background image, a receiver which receives additional information, a depth memory which stores in advance a depth for each of types of the additional information, a depth decide module which determines a type of the additional information received by the receiver, and reads a depth which is associated with the determined type from the depth memory, a three-dimensional image generator which generates an object image based on the additional information, and generates a three-dimensional image based on the object image and the depth which is read by the depth decide module, an image composite module which generates a video signal by displaying the background image and displaying the three-dimensional image in front of the displayed background image, and an output module which outputs the video signal generated by the image composite module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tamotsu Hasegawa, Takashi Kumagai, Nobuyuki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8710750
    Abstract: A power supply circuit drives circuits having different numbers of series-connected LEDs without changing a circuit constant or a component. An LED series circuit is connected to a power converter circuit of a power supply circuit. The power converter circuit is controlled by a control arithmetic circuit, and supplies a constant current to the LED series circuit. A voltage detection circuit detects a voltage applied to the LED series circuit. The control arithmetic circuit checks whether the LED series circuit has 40 LEDs or 20 LEDs, based on the voltage detected by the voltage detection circuit. The control arithmetic circuit holds a constant-current value table for 40 LEDs and a constant-current value table for 20 LEDs. In accordance with the detected voltage, the control arithmetic circuit selects one constant-current value table, and controls the power converter circuit based on the constant-current value table selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Nonaka, Takashi Kumagai, Yuichiro Ito, Haruka Kinoshita, Shinsuke Funayama, Takashi Maeda
  • Publication number: 20140078873
    Abstract: A processing unit performs a method including controlling a reading-out of data from a first storage medium at a predetermined read-out data rate to produce inputted data, and controlling a compression of the inputted data to produce first compressed data of a first compressed format. The method includes controlling a storage of the first compressed data in a second storage medium at a faster writing data rate than the predetermined read-out data rate, controlling a reading-out of second compressed data of a second compressed format from the second storage medium, and controlling a decompression of the second compressed data to produce decompressed data. The method also includes controlling simultaneously the storage of the first compressed data in the second storage medium, the reading-out of the second compressed data from the second storage medium, and audibly reproducing the decompressed data. The first compressed format is different from the second compressed format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki ARAI, Takashi KUMAGAI, Hajime INAI, Hiroaki SATO, Fumitake YODO, Masami OYAMA
  • Patent number: 8559202
    Abstract: In a power conversion apparatus that boosts a solar light voltage, converts it to AC and supplies AC power to a load or system, power loss is reduced and efficiency is improved. An inverter unit, in which AC sides of three single-phase inverters receive DC power from respective sources with a voltage ratio of 1:3:9 as respective inputs are connected in series. Gradational output voltage control of an output voltage is carried out using the sum of the respective generated AC voltages. Also, a solar light voltage is boosted by a chopper circuit to generate the highest voltage DC power source. When the solar light voltage exceeds a predetermined voltage, the boosting of the chopper circuit is stopped, thereby reducing power loss due to the boosting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Iwata, Makoto Seto, Masaki Yamada, Shigeki Harada, Noriyuki Matsubara, Takashi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8547722
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device includes first to Nth circuit blocks CB1 to CBN, a first interface region disposed along a fourth side and on the D2 side of the first to Nth circuit blocks CB1 to CBN, and a second interface region disposed along a second side and on the D4 side of the first to Nth circuit blocks CB1 to CBN. A local line LLG formed using a wiring layer lower than an Ith layer is provided between the adjacent circuit blocks as at least one of a signal line and a power supply line. Global lines GLG and GLD formed using the Ith or higher wiring layer are provided along the direction D1 over the circuit block disposed between the nonadjacent circuit blocks as at least one of a signal line and a power supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Ito, Masahiko Moriguchi, Kazuhiro Maekawa, Noboru Itomi, Satoru Kodaira, Junichi Karasawa, Takashi Kumagai, Hisanobu Ishiyama, Takashi Fujise
  • Patent number: 8547773
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device includes at least one data driver block for driving data lines, a plurality of control transistors TC1 and TC2, each of the control transistors being provided corresponding to each output line of the data driver block and controlled by using a common control signal, and a pad arrangement region in which data driver pads P1 and P2 for electrically connecting the data lines and the output lines QL1 and QL2 of the data driver block are disposed. The control transistors TC1 and TC2 are disposed in the pad arrangement region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Saiki, Satoru Ito, Masahiko Moriguchi, Takashi Kumagai, Hisanobu Ishiyama, Takashi Fujise, Junichi Karasawa, Satoru Kodaira, Kazuhiro Maekawa
  • Publication number: 20130245108
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel antischistosomal agent, and more specifically, to provide a novel drug capable of inhibiting a growth of schistosomes in vivo to prevent development of liver dysfunction due to eggs of the schistosomes in the case of infection with the schistosomes. The novel antischistosomal agent includes as an active ingredient a peroxide derivative. Specifically, the novel antischistosomal agent includes as an active ingredient a peroxide derivative represented by the general formula (I): where C represents an alicyclic hydrocarbon ring group which may be substituted, and n represents an integer of 1 to 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: National University Corporation Okayama University
    Inventors: Yusuke Wataya, Hye-Sook Kim, Akiko Hiramoto, Akira Sato, Nobuo Ota, Takashi Kumagai, Rieko Shimogawara, Toshie Taniguchi