Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Terada

Tomohiro Terada 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: 20150059382
    Abstract: This vehicle air-conditioning device has a compressor; an outside heat exchanger; a water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger; a heat release unit; a circulation means; and an air passage through which air is blown into a vehicle interior and in which the heat release unit is disposed midway, a send-out port for sending out the compressed refrigerant and an introduction port for introducing the refrigerant that has not been compressed being provided in the compressor, a first fit part that is fitted in the send-out port of the compressor, and a second fit part that is fitted in the introduction port of the compressor being provided in the water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger, and the compressor and the water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger being integrally joined by the first fit part and the second fit part being fitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshitoshi Noda, Katsuji Taniguchi, Tomohiro Terada
  • Publication number: 20150041553
    Abstract: An onboard air conditioning device wherein the heating capability of air conditioning is improved, and gas is prevented from flowing into the vehicle interior even in the unlikely event that gas is produced by a battery. In this device, one end of an air flow channel is connected to an air conditioning unit for blowing temperature-regulated air into a vehicle interior, and the other end opens into the vehicle interior. The air flow channel draws air into the vehicle interior from the opening, the intake air is passed through a battery and heated by heat exchange, and the air is then sent to the air conditioning unit. The air conditioning unit sends the air from the air flow channel to a sensible heat exchanger, and after this air undergoes heat exchange with air taken in from another channel, the air is exhausted out of the vehicle interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuji Taniguchi, Yoshitoshi Noda, Tomohiro Terada
  • Patent number: 8825290
    Abstract: A risk-degree setting unit (108) sets the degree of risk for the case where an inverter (103) performs conversion processing (inverter risk degree), and sets the degree of risk for the case where a storage battery (105) stores electrical energy (storage battery risk degree). A final output destination determination unit (109), based on the degrees of risk set by the risk-degree setting unit (108), determines the final output destination of electrical energy output from an electric motor (106), and controls the turning ON or OFF of a relay (110). The final output destination determination unit (109) turns the relay (110) ON when the storage battery (105) is determined as the final output destination of the electrical energy output from the electric motor (106), and turns the relay (110) OFF when the inverter (103) is determined as the final output destination of the electrical energy output from the electric motor (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Terada, Kenji Sugihara, Norihiko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140041829
    Abstract: In a vehicle air conditioner, air in the first flow path flows sequentially through outside air intake opening (112), blower fan (102), evaporator (103), condenser (104), and the inside of vehicle, and air in the second flow path flows sequentially through inside air intake opening (116), sensible heat exchanger (101), and the outside of the vehicle. Sensible heat exchanger (101) exchanges heat between outside air introduced from outside air intake opening (112) by the suction force of blower fan (102), and inside air passing through the first flow path and the inside of vehicle and introduced in the second flow path by the blowing force of blower fan (102). Sensible heat exchanger (101) uses drain hose (201) discharging drain water created in cooling the outside air by evaporator (103) to the outside of vehicle, to discharge the inside air for which heat was exchanged to the outside of vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuji Taniguchi, Tomohiro Terada
  • Publication number: 20130325262
    Abstract: A risk-degree setting unit (108) sets the degree of risk for the case where an inverter (103) performs conversion processing (inverter risk degree), and sets the degree of risk for the case where a storage battery (105) stores electrical energy (storage battery risk degree). A final output destination determination unit (109), based on the degrees of risk set by the risk-degree setting unit (108), determines the final output destination of electrical energy output from an electric motor (106), and controls the turning ON or OFF of a relay (110). The final output destination determination unit (109) turns the relay (110) ON when the storage battery (105) is determined as the final output destination of the electrical energy output from the electric motor (106), and turns the relay (110) OFF when the inverter (103) is determined as the final output destination of the electrical energy output from the electric motor (106).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Terada, Kenji Sugihara, Norihiko Kimura
  • Publication number: 20130193923
    Abstract: The purpose is to provide an electric vehicle charging device capable of preventing arc discharge when disconnecting a power supply connector and a vehicle-side connector. An electric vehicle charging device provided with: a power supply connector (3) for supplying electrical energy from outside the vehicle; a vehicle-side connector (2) for connecting to the power supply connector (3) and positioned in the vehicle; a spring (34) for generating repulsive force in the direction in which the power supply connector (3) and the vehicle-side connector (2) separate; and an engaging part (32) for detecting the disconnection of the power supply connector (3) and the vehicle-side connector (2); wherein the spring (34) generates repulsive force in the direction in which the power supply connector (3) and the vehicle-side connector (2) separate when the engaging part (32) detects that the power supply connector (3) and the vehicle-side connector (2) have disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiko Kimura, Kenji Sugihara, Tomohiro Terada
  • Patent number: 8284168
    Abstract: A user interface device allocates each of functions for operating an instrument to fingertips in response to a hand movement and allowing an operator to intuitively comprehend the allocation of each of the functions to the fingertips. The device includes a GUI button allocation section that first allocates a GUI button, read out from a GUI button data storing section, to each fingertip in a hand shape acquired by a hand shape acquiring section when a contact position acquiring section detects a contact to an operation surface by the operator. Then, in accordance with a change of hand shape direction, the GUI button allocation section reallocates the GUI button to each fingertip of the hand shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Terada, Atsushi Yamashita, Takuya Hirai, Nobuyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 8279171
    Abstract: A voice input device, in which a content spoken by a user is reflected on a confirmation screen when executing the content, allows the user to confirm that a command, corresponding to the content which is spoken by the user who intended for the execution, is executed after being recognized by the voice input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Hirai, Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada
  • Patent number: 8280742
    Abstract: An input device for a mobile body allows for a safe input operation at the time of operating equipment, such as a car, regardless of whether the mobile body is traveling or stopped. The input device includes an input section for receiving inputs by hand and voice operations, a traveling state determination section for determining a traveling state of the mobile body, and an item executability determination section for determining, in the determined traveling state, whether each of the received inputs corresponds to an item executable by the hand and voice operations. The input device also includes a display content generation section for generating a display mode which distinguishably shows whether nor not the item is executable by the hand and voice operations in accordance with a determination by the item executability determination section, and a display section for displaying the generated display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Hirai, Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada
  • Patent number: 8085243
    Abstract: An input device for inputting a command and information to a device, includes a body shape input section acquiring body shape information of a user and a display information generation section generating a display image necessary for the user to input the command and the information. Further, the input device includes an operation section having an operation surface corresponding to the display image, a body shape extraction section extracting a portion corresponding to the operation surface from the body shape information acquired by the body shape input section and generating a body image, an image composition section making a composite image of the display image generated by the display information generation section and the body image generated by the body shape extraction section, and a display section displaying the composite image made by the image composition section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada, Takuya Hirai
  • Publication number: 20110189789
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition containing, as an active ingredient, a compound that specifically binds to KSRP or a functional fragment thereof, and a screening method for the compound. KSRP is a novel target protein for anticancer agents; a compound capable of regulating the expression and activity of such a protein and a pharmaceutical composition containing it are highly useful for proliferative diseases, particularly as anticancer agents. By providing the novel target protein, the mechanism behind the anticancer effect that has conventionally been unexplainable can be elucidated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: REVERSE PROTEOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akito Tanaka, Akira Yamazaki, Takeshi Tsutsumi, Tomohiro Terada, Masayuki Haramura
  • Patent number: 7919653
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of suppressing the nonspecific interaction between molecules, characterized in that in a process to immobilize a molecule onto a solid phase carrier and analyze the specific interaction between the molecule and a molecule that specifically interacts with the molecule on the solid phase, the hydrophobic property of the solid phase surface in the solid phase carrier is regulated, particularly a hydrophilic spacer is interlaid at the time of immobilization of the molecule onto the solid phase carrier, which method makes it possible to suppress the nonspecific interaction between the molecules, and to reduce nonspecific adsorption to the solid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignees: Reverse Proteomics Research Institute Co., Ltd., Astellas Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Akito Tanaka, Tomohiro Terada, Tsuruki Tamura, Takaaki Shiyama, Akira Yamazaki, Minoru Furuya, Masayuki Haramura
  • Patent number: 7810050
    Abstract: A user interface system having an improved usability is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Hirai, Atsushi Yamashita, Atsushi Iisaka, Tomohiro Terada
  • Publication number: 20100153111
    Abstract: Provided is an input device for a mobile body, the input device allowing a safe input operation at the time of operating an equipment such as a car regardless of whether the mobile body is traveling or stopping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Takuya Hirai, Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada
  • Patent number: 7659426
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition containing, as an active ingredient, a compound that specifically binds to KSRP or a functional fragment thereof, and a screening method for the compound. KSRP is a novel target protein for anticancer agents; a compound capable of regulating the expression and activity of such a protein and a pharmaceutical composition containing it are highly useful for proliferative diseases, particularly as anticancer agents. By providing the novel target protein, the mechanism behind the anticancer effect that has conventionally been unexplainable can be elucidated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Reverse Proteomics Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akito Tanaka, Akira Yamazaki, Takeshi Tsutsumi, Tomohiro Terada, Masayuki Haramura
  • Publication number: 20100013760
    Abstract: Provided is a voice input device in which a content spoken by a user is reflected on a confirmation screen when executing the content, thereby allowing the user to confirm that a command, corresponding to the content which is spoken by the user who intended for the execution, is executed after being recognized by the voice input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Takuya Hirai, Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada
  • Patent number: 7645614
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of analyzing the specific interaction between a molecule to be analyzed and a molecule that specifically interacts with the former molecule on a solid phase using a molecule-immobilized solid phase support mixture prepared by binding the subject molecule to the solid phase support without specifying the binding position on the molecule side, particularly a method wherein the immobilization is conducted via a spacer introduced to the molecule without specifying the binding position on the molecule side, which method makes it possible to identify and select only a molecule that exhibits a specific interaction with a molecule to be analyzed, without an investigation of structure-activity correlation, which has conventionally been essential, and hence enables an analysis of the interaction between these molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Reverse Proteomics Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akito Tanaka, Tomohiro Terada, Akira Yamazaki, Tsuruki Tamura, Hidenori Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20090309848
    Abstract: A user interface device, which allocates each of the functions for operating an instrument to fingertips in response to a hand movement and allowing an operator to intuitively comprehend the allocation of each of the functions to the fingertips, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Tomohiro Terada, Atsushi Yamashita, Takuya Hirai, Nobuyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 7593810
    Abstract: An interactive route guide device capable of providing an appropriate amount of information with an appropriate timing in accordance with a user's desire. In the interactive route guide device, a storage device stores at least one table which defines a type of guide information to be provided for a route from a departure point to a destination point. An arithmetic processing unit generates the guide information according to the table in the storage device, and an output device outputs the generated guide information. The user uses an input device to input a guide request. The arithmetic processing unit manages at least a content of the inputted guide request and the number of times the guide request is inputted, and edits the table stored in the storage device in accordance with the content of the inputted guide request and the number of times the guide request is inputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nakano, Ryotaro Iwami, Tomohiro Terada, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20090167682
    Abstract: In an input device capable of easily operating a touch panel at hand while viewing a forward display screen, the accuracy of sensing a hand shape and the accuracy of sensing a gesture are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada, Takuya Hirai