Patents by Inventor Takehiko Nishida

Takehiko Nishida 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: 20200164939
    Abstract: A grab rail of a saddle riding vehicle is secured to a rear portion of a body frame. The grab rail includes: a grip that extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction; a grip extension that extends downward from a front end of the grip; a front side fixation portion that is connected to a lower end of the grip extension and is attached to the body frame; and a coupler that couples the grip extension and the front side fixation portion. The grab rail includes a luggage hook that is formed by an opening. The opening is defined by the grip extension, the front side fixation portion and the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yoichi Nishida, Takehiko Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10618458
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight control device is provided with: a pedestrian detection unit which detects a pedestrian; and a headlight control unit which controls an irradiation state of a headlight. When the pedestrian detection unit detects a pedestrian within an irradiation range of the headlight, the headlight control unit executes dimming control for controlling the irradiation state of the headlight so that a periphery of the pedestrian is dimmed. The pedestrian is irradiated with a part of a high beam or a low beam, or marking light emitted from a dedicated light source. A dimming region is formed around the pedestrian by the dimming control, and contrast in brightness between the pedestrian and his/her surroundings can be raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kota Yuchi, Yasutaka Otsubo, Takehiko Nishida, Masahiro Asahi, Yoshiaki Nakaya, Manabu Yamaoka, Takanori Okahashi, Yoshiaki Matsuba
  • Publication number: 20200062168
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight control device is provided with: a pedestrian detection unit which detects a pedestrian; and a headlight control unit which controls an irradiation state of a headlight. When the pedestrian detection unit detects a pedestrian within an irradiation range of the headlight, the headlight control unit executes dimming control for controlling the irradiation state of the headlight so that a periphery of the pedestrian is dimmed. The pedestrian is irradiated with a part of a high beam or a low beam, or marking light emitted from a dedicated light source. A dimming region is formed around the pedestrian by the dimming control, and contrast in brightness between the pedestrian and his/her surroundings can be raised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kota Yuchi, Yasutaka Otsubo, Takehiko Nishida, Masahiro Asahi, Yoshiaki Nakaya, Manabu Yamaoka, Takanori Okahashi, Yoshiaki Matsuba
  • Publication number: 20180159184
    Abstract: A power supply control device includes an SOC schedule generation unit configured to generate an SOC schedule indicating a change in an SOC of a power storage device in a first period when a power supply system including the power storage device is operated such that an SOC of the power storage device does not fall outside of a predetermined range, an operation schedule generation unit configured to generate an operation schedule of the power supply system in a second period which is a period within the first period on the basis of the SOC schedule and a control command unit configured to generate a control command of the power supply system on the basis of the operation schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Nishida, Masayuki Hashimoto, Yusuke Yashiro
  • Patent number: 9300154
    Abstract: A power management system includes: a first power source that includes a first storage cell; a second power source that includes a second storage cell; a power load that is driven with first power output by the first power source and second power output by the second power source; and an integrated control device that controls the first power and the second power such that a first cell temperature of the first storage cell is substantially the same as a second cell temperature of the second storage cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Nishida, Tetsuro Shigemizu
  • Publication number: 20150263396
    Abstract: A battery state monitoring device (3) is provided with: a substrate (100) that is provided with a terminal insertion hole (111B) into which an electrode terminal (75) of a battery (2) is inserted; a stator (141B) which is formed of a heat conductive material, is provided around the terminal insertion hole (111B), and is fitted to the electrode terminal (75) so as to be in contact with the electrode terminal (75) in a state where the electrode terminal (75) is inserted into the terminal insertion hole (111B); and a temperature measuring element (151) which is affixed to the substrate (100) and measures the temperature of the electrode terminal (75) through the stator (141B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kitamura, Mitsufumi Goto, Tetsuro Shigemizu, Kohei Kawazoe, Naohiko Matsuda, Hideyasu Takatsuji, Takehiko Nishida
  • Patent number: 8994334
    Abstract: The battery state-of-charge calculation device (100) is provided with a SOCV calculation unit (5) which outputs a first state of charge calculated based on voltage data, a SOCI calculation unit (6) which outputs a second state of charge calculated based on current data, an estimated impedance voltage calculation unit (12) which calculates an impedance voltage value based on an effective state of charge and the current data, a static determination unit (7) which determines that the impedance voltage value remains static for a predetermined time or longer in a range identified by a predetermined threshold value and outputs the determination result; and a SOC decision unit (20) which, based on the determination result, outputs the first state of charge as the effective state of charge where the impedance voltage value is static and outputs the second state of charge as the effective state of charge where the impedance voltage value is not static.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shigemizu, Masami Iida, Takehiko Nishida, Masazumi Ohishi, Kazuyuki Adachi, Shinji Murakami, Yoshihiro Wada
  • Patent number: 8963501
    Abstract: A voltage equalization device of a power storage device provided with battery packs in which a plurality of secondary cells are connected, power converters provided in association with the battery packs, and controllers that control the power converters, and in which the battery packs are connected in parallel via the individual power converters includes a decision portion and a voltage-adjusting portion. The decision portion obtains battery-pack information regarding the states of charge/discharge of the individual battery packs and decides, for each battery pack, whether or not to perform voltage adjustment on the basis of the battery-pack information. When the decision portion decides that the voltage adjustment is to be performed, the voltage-adjusting portion generates offset instructions for adjusting the states of charge/discharge and outputs the offset instructions to the controllers of the power converters associated with the battery packs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shigemizu, Takehiko Nishida, Katsuo Hashizaki, Masaaki Minami, Keiichiro Tanaka, Kazuyuki Adachi, Shinji Murakami, Kouji Kurayama, Hirofumi Fujita
  • Patent number: 8958934
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a battery unit in which a plurality of battery modules with a plurality of secondary batteries connected in series to each other is connected in parallel to each other so that output current; and a battery management unit. The battery management unit calculates a first allowable current value of each of the plurality of battery modules and calculates second allowable current values of the other battery modules based on the first allowable current value of one battery module from the plurality of battery modules. The battery management unit calculates a value corresponding to the sum of the first allowable current value used as the reference and the respective second current values as an allowable current value when each of the second allowable current values is equal to or smaller than the first allowable current value of the corresponding battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takehiko Nishida
  • Patent number: 8917060
    Abstract: A secondary cell control system includes a plurality of cells; a charging circuit section and a discharging circuit section. The charging circuit section charges cells selected from among said plurality of cells, and the discharging circuit section discharges cells selected from among said plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shigemizu, Takehiko Nishida, Katsuo Hashizaki, Hidehiko Tajima, Katsuaki Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Adachi, Shinji Murakami, Yoshihiro Wada, Hiroyuki Shibata, Kouji Kurayama
  • Patent number: 8901893
    Abstract: It is an object to effectively output electrical energy of a storage battery to an electrical power system serving as a whole distributed power supply system by effectively utilizing the electrical energy within a charging ratio range that does not cause overcharging or overdischarging of the storage battery. In a hybrid distributed power supply system, the target supply electrical power is set based on the electrical power generation output of the electrical power generator and the charging state of the storage battery, and the target supply electrical power is restricted within a predetermined permissible supply electrical power range when the target supply electrical power deviates from the predetermined permissible supply electrical power range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shigemizu, Takehiko Nishida, Katsuaki Kobayashi, Hidehiko Tajima
  • Patent number: 8742617
    Abstract: A battery apparatus includes a row battery group including a plurality of series-connected row batteries including one or more battery cells; a plurality of battery management sections, corresponding to the individual row batteries, for managing the battery statuses of the corresponding row batteries; a central management section for granting unique identification information to the individual battery management sections and acquiring information about the battery statuses of the row batteries from the respective battery management sections for management; second communication lines with which the plurality of battery management sections are daisy-chained; a first communication line with which, of the plurality of battery management sections, the battery management section located at one end is connected to the central management section; and a plurality of connection switching sections, provided in the individual second communication lines between the battery management sections, for switching the connection
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiko Nishida, Katsuo Hashizaki, Kazuyuki Adachi, Shinji Murakami, Kouji Kurayama, Hirofumi Fujita
  • Patent number: 8729861
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a battery system whose life can be extended. A cell pack having at least one lithium secondary battery that uses a manganese-based cathode material and a control unit that controls charging and discharging of the cell pack are provided, and the control unit controls charging and discharging within a low-degradation voltage range that is set on the basis of a target cell degradation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiko Nishida, Katsuaki Kobayashi, Tomoh Akiyama, Katsuo Hashizaki, Hidehiko Tajima, Kazuyuki Adachi, Shinji Murakami, Yoshihiro Wada, Hiroyuki Shibata, Kouji Kurayama
  • Patent number: 8653792
    Abstract: An object is to reliably conduct cell balancing operation while suppressing deterioration of batteries and maintaining operating efficiency. When the cell balance control by the cell balancing circuit 3 is started, the system control device 30 sets an on/off device corresponding to the arm where the cell balance control is conducted to the open state; and when the cell balance control is completed, and the difference between the terminal voltage of a battery pack of the arm where the cell balance control has been conducted and the terminal voltages of the battery packs of the other arms falls within a preset allowable range, sets the on/off device, which has been in the open state, to the closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiko Nishida, Tetsuro Shigemizu, Katsuo Hashizaki, Kazuyuki Adachi, Shinji Murakami, Yoshihiro Wada, Kouji Kurayama, Hirofumi Fujita
  • Patent number: 8598843
    Abstract: An object is to reliably conduct cell balancing operation while suppressing deterioration of batteries and maintaining operating efficiency. When the cell balance control by the cell balancing circuit 3 is started, the system control device 30 sets an on/off device corresponding to the arm where the cell balance control is conducted to the open state; and when the cell balance control is completed, and the difference between the terminal voltage of a battery pack of the arm where the cell balance control has been conducted and the terminal voltages of the battery packs of the other arms falls within a preset allowable range, sets the on/off device, which has been in the open state, to the closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiko Nishida, Tetsuro Shigemizu, Katsuo Hashizaki, Kazuyuki Adachi, Shinji Murakami, Yoshihiro Wada, Kouji Kurayama, Hirofumi Fujita
  • Publication number: 20130103333
    Abstract: A battery system includes secondary batteries (Ca to Ch), temperature sensors (Ta to Th), current sensors (Ia and Ib), voltage sensors (Va to Vh), and a control unit 102. The control unit 102 calculates the charging-discharging power efficiencies of the secondary batteries (Ca to Ch) using the current information and the voltage information, calculates the state of charge of the secondary batteries (Ca to Ch) using the temperature information, the current information, and the voltage information, determines whether the amounts of charge discharged from the secondary batteries (Ca to Ch) are substantially equal to the amounts of charge charged in the secondary batteries using the current information, and compares a threshold value set to correspond to the state of charge with the charging-discharging power efficiencies to determine the degradation of the secondary batteries (Ca to Ch) when it is determined that both amounts of charge are equal to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takehiko Nishida
  • Publication number: 20130004812
    Abstract: According to the invention, an battery system with an arm formed by electrically connected a plurality of battery cells to each other is provided. The battery system includes: a temperature detection unit that is provided to each of battery cells; a cooling unit that cools the arm; and a control unit that identifies a maximum value from the temperatures of the battery cells measured by the temperature detection unit and controls the cooling unit so that the maximum value falls within a predetermined allowable temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takehiko Nishida
  • Patent number: 8217624
    Abstract: An object is to improve safety. Provided is a power storage system including a battery apparatus 1; a power converter 2 provided between the battery apparatus 1 and a load 3 and that can control power supplied from the battery apparatus 1 to the load 3; and a battery monitoring circuit 4 that detects an abnormality in the battery apparatus 1. When an abnormality in the battery apparatus 1 is detected by the battery monitoring circuit 4, the power converter 2 supplies power stored in the battery apparatus 1 to the load 3 or to an internally provided internal load at or below a current value or power value that is set in advance, or alternatively, at a current value or power value that the load 3 demands, within a range that does not exceed an upper limit that is set in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Industries, Ltd., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiko Nishida, Katsuaki Kobayashi, Katsuo Hashizaki, Hidehiko Tajima, Kazuyuki Adachi
  • Publication number: 20120166031
    Abstract: A battery pack includes: a battery unit in which a plurality of battery modules with a plurality of secondary batteries connected in series to each other is connected in parallel to each other so that output current; and a battery management unit. The battery management unit calculates a first allowable current value of each of the plurality of battery modules and calculates second allowable current values of the other battery modules based on the first allowable current value of one battery module from the plurality of battery modules. The battery management unit calculates a value corresponding to the sum of the first allowable current value used as the reference and the respective second current values as an allowable current value when each of the second allowable current values is equal to or smaller than the first allowable current value of the corresponding battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takehiko Nishida
  • Publication number: 20120086405
    Abstract: The battery state-of-charge calculation device (100) is provided with a SOCV calculation unit (5) which outputs a first state of charge calculated based on voltage data, a SOCI calculation unit (6) which outputs a second state of charge calculated based on current data, an estimated impedance voltage calculation unit (12) which calculates an impedance voltage value based on an effective state of charge and the current data, a static determination unit (7) which determines that the impedance voltage value remains static for a predetermined time or longer in a range identified by a predetermined threshold value and outputs the determination result; and a SOC decision unit (20) which, based on the determination result, outputs the first state of charge as the effective state of charge where the impedance voltage value is static and outputs the second state of charge as the effective state of charge where the impedance voltage value is not static.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicants: KYUSHU ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC., MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shigemizu, Masami Iida, Takehiko Nishida, Masazumi Ohishi, Kazuyuki Adachi, Shinji Murakami, Yoshihiro Wada