Patents by Inventor Takashi Mishima

Takashi Mishima 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: 20240118128
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: at least one memory configured to store instructions; and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to: acquire signals measured by a signal measurement apparatus at a plurality of points located along an optical fiber; and determine whether there is an event based on a degree of similarity between the signals measured at points adjacent points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Sakiko MISHIMA, Wataru Kohno, Takashi Matsushita, Tomoyuki Hino
  • Publication number: 20240102851
    Abstract: An apparatus includes memory and processor configured to: input, from a sensor, a signal indicating a characteristic vibration occurring at each position of an optical fiber, and estimate, based on the input signal, an aerial section in which the optical fiber being aerially laid over a pole is present; calculate, based on the input signal, sensing data indicating a vibration characteristic of each position of the optical fiber being present in the aerial section, and calculate a difference degree of the sensing data between two neighboring points of the optical fiber; and temporally integrate the difference degree, calculate a time average of the difference degree, estimate, based on a time average value of the difference degree, a position of the pole and a position of an extra length section of the optical fiber, and output an estimation result of positions of the pole and the extra length section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru KOHNO, Tomoyuki HINO, Sakiko MISHIMA, Takashi MATSUSHITA
  • Publication number: 20240075192
    Abstract: A dialysis apparatus has a replenisher passage selectively connectable to an arterial side passage (pre-replenishment) or a venous side passage (post-replenishment) in a blood circuit. A supply side pressure sensor measures a pressure of a dialysate supply passage and a collection side pressure sensor measures a pressure of a dialysate collection passage. The connection passages each have one end communicating with the arterial side passage or the venous side passage of the blood circuit and another end connected to the dialysate collection passage. It is determined whether the replenisher passage is connected to the arterial side passage or the venous side passage, based on a differential pressure of pressures measured by the supply side pressure sensor and the collection side pressure sensor, in a state where a dialysate pump (liquid delivery device) causes dialysate to flow into the blood circuit from the replenisher passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Yosuke MATSUBARA, Takashi MISHIMA, Kosho MATSUZAKI, Yuki NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11724017
    Abstract: A dialysis apparatus has a connection channel that communicatively connects a dialysate circuit and a blood circuit, and circulates dialysate from the dialysate circuit to the blood circuit via the connection channel during a priming operation. A blood pump has a tube attachment device that switches from an unattached state in which a tube is positioned outside a housing and permits liquid to circulate thereinside, to an attached state in which the tube is in the housing and a rotor compresses the tube. At the time of priming, the liquid feeding pump feeds dialysate from the dialysate circuit to the blood circuit via the connection channel. With the blood pump being in the unattached state, the dialysate is circulated past the blood pump, and then, with the blood pump in the attached state, the dialysate is circulated in a direction opposite to the blood pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: SHIBUYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosho Matsuzaki, Takashi Mishima
  • Patent number: 11637297
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a cathode off-gas discharge channel, a gas-liquid separator, and a cover member. The gas-liquid separator includes a body, a first discharge channel including a first valve seat at an end, and a first valve device including a first valve element and a first driver. The cover member covers at least the first discharge channel and the first valve seat in the gas-liquid separator, and includes a gas channel defining portion that defines a gas channel communicating with the cathode off-gas discharge channel between the cover member and the gas-liquid separator. The gas channel is configured such that a cathode off-gas flowing into the cover member comes into contact with the first discharge channel and the first valve seat and does not come into contact with the first driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ASIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takami Hosoi, Hiroaki Nishiumi, Takashi Mishima, Hitoshi Okuno, Toshihide Yamada
  • Patent number: 11577188
    Abstract: A gas-liquid separator includes a housing being supplied with water-containing gas, a gas-liquid separation portion being provided inside the housing and separating water from water-containing gas, a water storage portion being arranged on a bottom portion of the housing and storing water separated by the gas-liquid separation portion, and a valve mechanism enabling discharge of and stop of the discharge of water in the water storage portion via a discharge flow path communicating with the water storage portion. An inner wall of the housing has a guide surface flowing water toward the water storage portion and is provided with a regulating portion regulating staying of water in a vicinity of a flow-in port of the discharge flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Mishima, Ryuta Hayami
  • Publication number: 20220143288
    Abstract: A dialysis apparatus has a connection channel that communicatively connects a dialysate circuit and a blood circuit, and circulates dialysate from the dialysate circuit to the blood circuit via the connection channel during a priming operation. A blood pump has a tube attachment device that switches from an unattached state in which a tube is positioned outside a housing and permits liquid to circulate thereinside, to an attached state in which the tube is in the housing and a rotor compresses the tube. At the time of priming, the liquid feeding pump feeds dialysate from the dialysate circuit to the blood circuit via the connection channel. With the blood pump being in the unattached state, the dialysate is circulated past the blood pump, and then, with the blood pump in the attached state, the dialysate is circulated in a direction opposite to the blood pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Kosho MATSUZAKI, Takashi MISHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220115679
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, a cathode off-gas discharge channel, a gas-liquid separator, and a cover member. The gas-liquid separator includes a body, a first discharge channel including a first valve seat at an end, and a first valve device including a first valve element and a first driver. The cover member covers at least the first discharge channel and the first valve seat in the gas-liquid separator, and includes a gas channel defining portion that defines a gas channel communicating with the cathode off-gas discharge channel between the cover member and the gas-liquid separator. The gas channel is configured such that a cathode off-gas flowing into the cover member comes into contact with the first discharge channel and the first valve seat and does not come into contact with the first driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takami HOSOI, Hiroaki NISHIUMI, Takashi MISHIMA, Hitoshi OKUNO, Toshihide YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11167229
    Abstract: A gas-liquid separator includes: a housing including a gas inlet, a gas outlet, and a water storage section at a lower side of the gas inlet and the gas outlet; a collision wall provided inside the housing to collide with a gas that contains water introduced from the gas inlet to separate the water from the gas by adhering the water thereto while changing a flow direction of the gas; and a downflow wall provided inside the housing to introduce the water falling from the collision wall into the water storage section and change the flow direction of the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Mishima, Naoya Tsutsui, Koichi Kashiwagi, Ryuta Hayami
  • Patent number: 10991958
    Abstract: A gas and water discharge unit for a fuel cell system that can be prevented from freezing even when it is formed using resin material. The unit includes a gas-liquid separator for separating produced water from fuel off-gas discharged from a fuel cell device, a gas and water discharge valve disposed downstream of the gas-liquid separator, and a resin unit body integrally formed with the gas-liquid separator and the gas and water discharge valve, in which the inside of the unit body includes a first channel with a valve seal at an end thereof on the gas and water discharge valve side, the first channel allowing communication between the gas-liquid separator and the gas and water discharge valve, a second channel communicating with the first channel via the gas and water discharge valve, and a heated water channel surrounding at least one of the first or second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takami Hosoi, Hiroaki Nishiumi, Takashi Mishima, Koichi Kashiwagi, Hitoshi Okuno
  • Patent number: 10922632
    Abstract: A client device accepts event information for which a people flow prediction is to be performed from a user and the client device inputs the accepted event information to a people flow prediction device. The people flow prediction device outputs a result of people flow prediction responsive to the input event information to the client device and the client device displays the result of people flow prediction to the user. The people flow prediction device performs a people flow prediction by temporally and spatially allocating an event attendance which has been input from the client device to pathways, each connecting a transport facility at which a people flow originates and an event site. Consequently, it is possible to predict a flow of people who attend an event or the like, the people flow differing from that in an ordinary situation, without need to input real-time data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Shimode, Akinori Asahara, Masahiro Oba, Takashi Mishima, Tomohide Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10895211
    Abstract: A reference range identifying device acquires and records, at a predetermined time interval, a measuring result of a load and exhaust temperature of an engine. The device identifies, based on combinations of the load and exhaust temperature recorded at multiple points of time, for each load zone, for example a 95% confidence interval of a distribution of exhaust temperatures as a reference range. Subsequently, the device calculates an approximate curve for lower limits and upper limits of reference ranges identified for the load zones. The device identifies a range sandwiched by the calculated two approximate curves as a reference range that changes in accordance with a load. The device, upon detecting that a current load and exhaust temperature of the engine is not included in the reference range, notifies the detected fact to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Mishima, Kanefumi Uematsu, Masahiro Shibaoka, Hiroshi Nakatani, Tomoo Oishi, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Publication number: 20200324232
    Abstract: A gas-liquid separator includes a housing being supplied with water-containing gas, a gas-liquid separation portion being provided inside the housing and separating water from water-containing gas, a water storage portion being arranged on a bottom portion of the housing and storing water separated by the gas-liquid separation portion, and a valve mechanism enabling discharge of and stop of the discharge of water in the water storage portion via a discharge flow path communicating with the water storage portion. An inner wall of the housing has a guide surface flowing water toward the water storage portion and is provided with a regulating portion regulating staying of water in a vicinity of a flow-in port of the discharge flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi MISHIMA, Ryuta HAYAMI
  • Patent number: 10730593
    Abstract: A first unit acquires attribute record data and a second unit acquires deterioration degree data from a terminal device mounted on a ship. The attribute record data indicates an attribute relating to a past sailing of the ship. The deterioration degree data indicates a deterioration degree, which is checked during performance of maintenance work, of each device mounted on the ship. A third unit generates relational data indicating a relation between various attributes relating to the state of the sailing of the ship and the deterioration degree of the device based on the attribute record data and deterioration degree data. A fourth unit acquires estimated attribute data indicating an estimated value of the attributes relating to sailing of the ship. A fifth unit generates timing data indicating a timing of maintenance work to be performed on each device based on the attribute record data, estimated attribute data, and relational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON YUSEN KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Mishima, Kanefumi Uematsu, Masahiro Shibaoka, Hiroshi Nakatani, Tomoo Oishi, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Publication number: 20190363375
    Abstract: A gas and water discharge unit for a fuel cell system that can be prevented from freezing even when it is formed using resin material The unit includes a gas-liquid separator for separating produced water from fuel off-gas discharged from a fuel cell device, a gas and water discharge valve disposed downstream of the gas-liquid separator, and a resin unit body integrally formed with the gas-liquid separator and the gas and water discharge valve, in which the inside of the unit body includes a first channel with a valve seal at an end thereof on the gas and water discharge valve side, the first channel allowing communication between the gas-liquid separator and the gas and water discharge valve, a second channel communicating With the first channel via the gas and water discharge valve, and a heated water channel surrounding at least one of the first or second channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takami HOSOI, Hiroaki NISHIUMI, Takashi MISHIMA, Koichi KASHIWAGI, Hitoshi OKUNO
  • Publication number: 20190295007
    Abstract: A client device accepts event information for which a people flow prediction is to be performed from a user and the client device inputs the accepted event information to a people flow prediction device. The people flow prediction device outputs a result of people flow prediction responsive to the input event information to the client device and the client device displays the result of people flow prediction to the user. The people flow prediction device performs a people flow prediction by temporally and spatially allocating an event attendance which has been input from the client device to pathways, each connecting a transport facility at which a people flow originates and an event site. Consequently, it is possible to predict a flow of people who attend an event or the like, the people flow differing from that in an ordinary situation, without need to input real-time data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki SHIMODE, Akinori ASAHARA, Masahiro OBA, Takashi MISHIMA, Tomohide SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190282942
    Abstract: A gas-liquid separator includes: a housing including a gas inlet, a gas outlet, and a water storage section at a lower side of the gas inlet and the gas outlet; a collision wall provided inside the housing to collide with a gas that contains water introduced from the gas inlet to separate the water from the gas by adhering the water thereto while changing a flow direction of the gas; and a downflow wall provided inside the housing to introduce the water falling from the collision wall into the water storage section and change the flow direction of the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi MISHIMA, Naoya Tsutsui, Koichi Kashiwagi, Ryuta Hayami
  • Publication number: 20180118312
    Abstract: A first unit acquires attribute record data and a second unit acquires deterioration degree data from a terminal device mounted on a ship. The attribute record data indicates an attribute relating to a past sailing of the ship. The deterioration degree data indicates a deterioration degree, which is checked during performance of maintenance work, of each device mounted on the ship. A third unit generates relational data indicating a relation between various attributes relating to the state of the sailing of the ship and the deterioration degree of the device based on the attribute record data and deterioration degree data. A fourth unit acquires estimated attribute data indicating an estimated value of the attributes relating to sailing of the ship. A fifth unit generates timing data indicating a timing of maintenance work to be performed on each device based on the attribute record data, estimated attribute data, and relational data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON YUSEN KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi MISHIMA, Kanefumi UEMATSU, Masahiro SHIBAOKA, Hiroshi NAKATANI, Tomoo OISHI, Masayuki KOZUKA
  • Publication number: 20180066596
    Abstract: A reference range identifying device acquires and records, at a predetermined time interval, a measuring result of a load and exhaust temperature of an engine. The device identifies, based on combinations of the load and exhaust temperature recorded at multiple points of time, for each load zone, for example a 95% confidence interval of a distribution of exhaust temperatures as a reference range. Subsequently, the device calculates an approximate curve for lower limits and upper limits of reference ranges identified for the load zones. The device identifies a range sandwiched by the calculated two approximate curves as a reference range that changes in accordance with a load. The device, upon detecting that a current load and exhaust temperature of the engine is not included in the reference range, notifies the detected fact to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: NIPPON YUSEN KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi MISHIMA, Kanefumi UEMATSU, Masahiro SHIBAOKA, Hiroshi NAKATANI, Tomoo OISHI, Masayuki KOZUKA
  • Patent number: 9907894
    Abstract: A hemodialysis apparatus 1 is provided with a dialyzer 2 for performing hemodialysis, a blood circuit 3 connected to the dialyzer, a dialysis solution circuit 4 connected to the dialyzer, a replacement fluid port 31 provided in the dialysis solution circuit and capable of being opened and closed by a lid member, and a replacement fluid passage 6 having its one end connected to the blood circuit and the other end connected to the replacement fluid port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SHIBUYA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Mishima