Patents by Inventor Takeru Kuroiwa

Takeru Kuroiwa 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: 20150134814
    Abstract: An equipment manager manages connected equipment. A Web server is able to provide Web contents that include a monitoring program for monitoring the states of equipment managed by plural equipment management devices. A Web-contents-display controller acquires the Web contents that are transmitted from the Web server, executes the monitoring program, acquires an equipment-management-device-address list, uses the acquired equipment-management-device-address list to connect to each of the plural equipment management devices, acquires equipment data that is managed by each of the equipment management devices, and displays that equipment data on one screen of the Web browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taichi Ishizaka, Shigeki Suzuki, Takahiro Ito, Noriyuki Komiya, Takeru Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20150112462
    Abstract: A planar diagram of a floor of a facility in which equipment are installed, and the units laid out on the floor, such as indoor units, are simultaneously displayed on a display apparatus. By operating a timeline displayed on the display apparatus, a user can confirm the transition of operation statuses of the indoor units installed on the floor, together with the layout of the indoor units. Thus, the user can compare and confirm the operation status of each unit without performing a troublesome operation in the event of abnormality in the units constituting an equipment system, thereby quickly identifying the cause of abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Taichi Ishizaka, Shigeki Suzuki, Takahiro Ito, Noriyuki Komiya
  • Patent number: 8930146
    Abstract: An apparatus state detector and its associates are provided to save time and effort for learning combinations of operation states of all apparatuses at home and commit fewer estimation errors even when an unknown apparatus starts operating. The apparatus state detector includes measuring means that measures a physical quantity of an environment in which an apparatus is placed, feature-quantity calculation means that calculates a feature quantity of the measured value measured by the measuring means, storage means that stores in advance the feature quantity of each apparatus and an apparatus state associated with the feature quantity in a reference-apparatus entry dictionary, and apparatus-state detection means that searches the reference-apparatus entry dictionary for a feature quantity by using a feature quantity calculated by the feature-quantity calculation means as a search key and detects an apparatus state based on the apparatus state associated with the retrieved feature quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Katsukura, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro, Takeru Kuroiwa, Toshiyasu Higuma, Naoyuki Hibara, Yoshiaki Ito
  • Patent number: 8903682
    Abstract: An air conditioning system diagnosis apparatus and an air conditioning system diagnosis result display apparatus capable of representing various kinds of failures with high visibility by generating a system structure diagram that illustrates an air conditioning system in a different form depending on a detected failure and illustrating the failure using this system structure diagram are obtainable. Diagnosis result superimposed diagram generating means for generating a system structure diagram that includes icons, such as an icon of an outdoor unit and an icon of an indoor unit, and a line that links them on the basis of system structure information derived by system structure analyzing means and for superimposing a refrigeration cycle diagnosis result derived by refrigeration cycle analyzing means in the vicinity of an icon of a concerned device in the system structure diagram is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Gyota, Noriyuki Kushiro, Yoshiaki Ito, Masanori Nakata, Takeru Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20140330437
    Abstract: A facility management device manages communication data that is transmitted and received between remote controllers and an outdoor unit and/or indoor units. A temporary-memory controller stores communication data that was received by a communicator, and transmission-waveform data that was acquired by a transmission-waveform data acquirer for a specified amount of time in a temporary memory. An abnormality determiner determines whether or not there is abnormality in the communication data that is stored in the temporary memory. When it is determined that there is abnormality in the communication data stored in the temporary memory, a data copier stores all of the data that is stored in the temporary memory in an abnormal-data memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Taichi Ishizaka, Shigeki Suzuki, Takahiro Ito, Noriyuki Komiya
  • Patent number: 8838416
    Abstract: An air conditioning system diagnosis apparatus is obtained in which a refrigerating cycle is automatically analyzed and waveform data in messages flowing in a general-purpose network is acquired and automatically analyzed according to the analysis result of the refrigerating cycle, thereby achieving, with a single apparatus, diagnosis and monitoring of errors in the refrigerating cycle and in the general-purpose network. A trigger output portion creates a trigger on the basis of a waveform analysis condition and the analysis result of a packet received from a message analyzing portion; when receiving the trigger, a waveform input portion reads out waveform data stored in a buffer; waveform analyzing portion notifies a synchronization determining portion of the analysis result of the waveform data; the synchronization determining portion searches for the analysis result of a packet synchronized with the received analysis result of the waveform data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Masanori Nakata, Tomoaki Gyota
  • Patent number: 8831757
    Abstract: An air-conditioning information storer (13) stores data received by a communicator (11) from air conditioners (2) and sensors (3) as air-conditioning information. A controller (10) executes control programs including at least a PLC program, determines control details for each air conditioner (2) in accordance with the air-conditioning information stored in the air-conditioning information storer (13), and stores the determined control details as air-conditioning information in the air-conditioning information storer (13). Furthermore, the controller (10) transmits control data based upon the determined control details to the corresponding air conditioner (2) via the communicator (11). Moreover, the controller (10) updates the PLC program on the basis of an operation performed by the user. Air-conditioning information is stored at a predetermined address within the air-conditioning information storer (13) in accordance with the type and content of the corresponding equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Masanori Nakata, Tomoaki Gyota
  • Publication number: 20140225743
    Abstract: A data collecting device collects operation data of facility equipment that constitute a facility device control system. Upon receiving a collection data request command from a monitoring device, the data collecting device reads one or multiple items of operation data of the type specified by the collection data request command from among multiple items of collected operation data, and sends to the monitoring device response data wherein the read data is stored in a prescribed format. When a user inputs an operation that requests monitoring of operation data, the monitoring device has the user select a desired operation data type from among the operation data types that can be disclosed to the user, and sends to the data collecting device a collection data request command wherein the selected operation data type is specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeru Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20140156086
    Abstract: An air conditioner management device comprises an information inputter entering schedule information presenting a schedule for operating a first air conditioner and a device controller controlling the operation of the first air conditioner based on the entered schedule information. The air conditioner management device further comprises an information communicator receiving information identifying the first air conditioner and operation state information presenting the operation state of the first air conditioner, and information identifying a second air conditioner and operation state information presenting the operation state of the second air conditioner. The air conditioner management device further comprises an information display displaying the operation state information of the first air conditioner and the operation state information of the second air conditioner. Thus, it is possible to display a change in the operation state of an air conditioner caused by the operation of another air conditioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeru Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20140058569
    Abstract: An device display controller (404) displays, on a display, a floor plan of a building in which air conditioners are installed, and displays icons representing the air conditioners on portions of the floor plan corresponding to the actual installation locations of the air conditioners. An image data setter (403) associates image data stored in a data storage with the air conditioners according to a specified operation by a user. When a user selects an icon, the device display controller (404) displays, on the display, an image based on the image data that is associated with the air conditioner that is represented by the icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeru Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20130329568
    Abstract: To obtain a communication analysis apparatus and a communication analysis method that are allowed to analyze a communication message and a waveform signal in such a manner that the communication message and waveform signal are associated with each other. A communication analysis apparatus includes division organization information addition means for adding, to a plurality of division data obtained by dividing data into predetermined lengths, division organization information 300 including a division unit 3011 for defining the predetermined lengths and a division position 3013 that is information about the start position and end position of division data in the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru KUROIWA, Masanori Nakata
  • Publication number: 20130261805
    Abstract: An air conditioning management device is mutually communicably connected to multiple air conditioners, and is equipped with: a storage that stores connection information that indicate remote control devices respectively controlling the plurality of air conditioners, the air conditioners connected thereto; a wasteful operation determiner that determines whether or not any of the plurality of air conditioners are in a wasteful operating state; and a wasteful operation notifier which, in the case where wasteful operation determiner determines that at least one of the plurality of air conditioners is in a wasteful operating state, notifies that the air conditioner is in a wasteful operating state to the remote control device connected to that air conditioner, on the basis of the connection information stored in the storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Taichi Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 8542722
    Abstract: To obtain a communication analysis apparatus and a communication analysis method that are allowed to analyze a communication message and a waveform signal in such a manner that the communication message and waveform signal are associated with each other. A communication analysis apparatus includes division organization information addition means for adding, to a plurality of division data obtained by dividing data into predetermined lengths, division organization information 300 including a division unit 3011 for defining the predetermined lengths and a division position 3013 that is information about the start position and end position of division data in the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Masanori Nakata
  • Publication number: 20130131872
    Abstract: An air conditioning control device includes; a storage unit configured to store a drawing illustrating a floorplan indicating where one or more air conditioners are installed and separated areas within the floorplan; an area specifying unit configured to specify areas where the one or more air conditioners are installed on the basis of the stored drawing; a number specifying unit configured to specify the number of air conditioners within the respective specified areas; and an air conditioner control unit configured to control operation of each air conditioner within the specified areas on the basis of the specified number of air conditioners. This permits automatically specifying the positions of each air conditioner and the number of air conditioners on the basis of the drawing, thereby facilitating input setting for each air conditioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Taichi Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20120179299
    Abstract: A system communicator receives from a network signals indicating the state of an air conditioner, and updates the content of an air-conditioning information memory. An automatic control rule memory stores automatic control rules which are used when an air conditioner control content is determined. An air conditioner automatic controller determines the air conditioner control content based on the content of the air-conditioning information memory and the automatic control rules recorded in the automatic control rule memory, and changes the content of the air-conditioning information memory. A rule adjustment screen generator stores, in a rule adjustment screen memory, screen creation information generated based on the content of the automatic control rule memory. A rule adjustment operator displays the content of the rule adjustment screen memory as a screen, and receives an operation to adjust the content of the automatic control rule memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Tomoaki Gyota, Masanori Nakata, Takeru Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20120158159
    Abstract: An air-conditioning information storer (13) stores data received by a communicator (11) from air conditioners (2) and sensors (3) as air-conditioning information. A controller (10) executes control programs including at least a PLC program, determines control details for each air conditioner (2) in accordance with the air-conditioning information stored in the air-conditioning information storer (13), and stores the determined control details as air-conditioning information in the air-conditioning information storer (13). Furthermore, the controller (10) transmits control data based upon the determined control details to the corresponding air conditioner (2) via the communicator (11). Moreover, the controller (10) updates the PLC program on the basis of an operation performed by the user. Air-conditioning information is stored at a predetermined address within the air-conditioning information storer (13) in accordance with the type and content of the corresponding equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Masanori Nakata, Tomoaki Gyota
  • Publication number: 20120101778
    Abstract: An air conditioning system diagnosis apparatus and an air conditioning system diagnosis result display apparatus capable of representing various kinds of failures with high visibility by generating a system structure diagram that illustrates an air conditioning system in a different form depending on a detected failure and illustrating the failure using this system structure diagram are obtainable. Diagnosis result superimposed diagram generating means for generating a system structure diagram that includes icons, such as an icon of an outdoor unit and an icon of an indoor unit, and a line that links them on the basis of system structure information derived by system structure analyzing means and for superimposing a refrigeration cycle diagnosis result derived by refrigeration cycle analyzing means in the vicinity of an icon of a concerned device in the system structure diagram is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Gyota, Noriyuki Kushiro, Yoshiaki Ito, Masanori Nakata, Takeru Kuroiwa
  • Publication number: 20120029874
    Abstract: An air conditioning system diagnosis apparatus is obtained in which a refrigerating cycle is automatically analyzed and waveform data in messages flowing in a general-purpose network is acquired and automatically analyzed according to the analysis result of the refrigerating cycle, thereby achieving, with a single apparatus, diagnosis and monitoring of errors in the refrigerating cycle and in the general-purpose network. A trigger output means creates a trigger on the basis of a waveform analysis condition and the analysis result of a packet received from a message analyzing means; when receiving the trigger, a waveform input means reads out waveform data stored in a buffer; waveform analyzing means notifies a synchronization determining means of the analysis result of the waveform data; the synchronization determining means searches for the analysis result of a packet synchronized with the received analysis result of the waveform data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Masanori Nakata, Tomoaki Gyota
  • Publication number: 20110051789
    Abstract: To obtain a communication analysis apparatus and a communication analysis method that are allowed to analyze a communication message and a waveform signal in such a manner that the communication message and waveform signal are associated with each other. A communication analysis apparatus includes division organization information addition means for adding, to a plurality of division data obtained by dividing data into predetermined lengths, division organization information 300 including a division unit 3011 for defining the predetermined lengths and a division position 3013 that is information about the start position and end position of division data in the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru Kuroiwa, Masanori Nakata
  • Publication number: 20110010106
    Abstract: An apparatus state detector and its associates are provided to save time and effort for learning combinations of operation states of all apparatuses at home and commit fewer estimation errors even when an unknown apparatus starts operating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Katsukura, Masanori Nakata, Noriyuki Kushiro, Takeru Kuroiwa, Toshiyasu Higuma, Naoyuki Hibara, Yoshiaki Ito