Patents by Inventor Tomonori Maegawa

Tomonori Maegawa 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: 20140108833
    Abstract: A power information providing apparatus provides a content including power information. The apparatus includes an access result calculator, an energy saving result calculator, and a content type determining module. The access result calculator is configured to calculate a frequency of use of the power information providing apparatus. The energy saving result calculator is configured to calculate a value of a power consumption reduction result. The content type determining module is configured to select a type of the content based on the frequency of use calculated by the access result calculator and the value of the power consumption reduction result calculated by the energy saving result calculator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yu Kaneko, Tomonori Maegawa, Shigeo Matsuzawa
  • Publication number: 20140046836
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, there is provided an information communication system including: an information transmitting unit and an information receiving unit. The information transmitting unit transmits first information specifying a power price to a terminal device of a power consumer. The information receiving unit receives second information indicating whether the power consumer has recognized the first information from the terminal device or a different terminal device of the power consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Yu KANEKO, Shigeo MATSUZAWA, Tomonori MAEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20130289775
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, provided is an air conditioning control system having a remote controller which collectively controls air conditioning facilities respectively provided in multiple buildings through a network. A building monitoring and controlling device is provided in each of the buildings. The building monitoring and controlling device monitors an air conditioning facility in a building where the building monitoring and controlling device itself is installed, and transmits operation data on the air conditioning facility to the remote controller. The remote controller calculates each operation setting value based on each set of operation data, and transmits the calculated operation setting value to the building monitoring and controlling device corresponding to the calculated operation setting value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masahiko Murai, Nobutaka Nishimura, Koichi Ikeda, Tomonori Maegawa, Kenichi Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Coba
  • Patent number: 8498748
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, provided is an air conditioning control system having a remote controller which collectively controls air conditioning facilities respectively provided in multiple buildings through a network. A building monitoring and controlling device is provided in each of the buildings. The building monitoring and controlling device monitors an air conditioning facility in a building where the building monitoring and controlling device itself is installed, and transmits operation data on the air conditioning facility to the remote controller. The remote controller calculates each operation setting value based on each set of operation data, and transmits the calculated operation setting value to the building monitoring and controlling device corresponding to the calculated operation setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masahiko Murai, Nobutaka Nishimura, Koichi Ikeda, Tomonori Maegawa, Kenichi Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Ooba
  • Patent number: 8452892
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a scheduling apparatus sends queries to communication modules in buildings and receives facility information measured at monitor-control points from the communication modules. As for each communication module, a network address, a waiting time to receive the facility information after sending a query, and a connection with the monitor-control points, are stored. When a service request indicating at least one monitor-control point is received, queries each including the network address of a communication module connected with a monitor-control point indicated by the service request, are generated. A priority of each query is decided based on the waiting time corresponding to the communication module. Each query is added to a first send queue or a second send queue based on the priority. When queries are sent, a timing to send from the first send queue is same as or earlier than a timing to send from the second send queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomonori Maegawa, Keisuke Mera, Shigeo Matsuzawa, Koichi Ikeda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20130080356
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an environment provider storage stores a plurality of account methods corresponding to environment providers providing service execution environments. Each account method is a method for calculating a usage fee for each service execution environment. A resource consumption storage stores a plurality of resource consumptions corresponding to run modes. Each run mode is an operation pattern for each service execution environment to execute the service. Each resource consumption is a consumption of resources of the service execution environment while executing the service in each run mode. A calculation unit calculates usage fees based on combinations of one of the account methods corresponding to the environment providers and one of the resource consumptions corresponding to the run modes. An integrated operation unit selects at least one combination of a selected environment provider and a selected run mode, based on the usage fees calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Yu Kaneko, Tomonori Maegawa, Shigeo Matsuzawa
  • Publication number: 20130080401
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information collection apparatus includes an information collector, a database, a shift width estimator, and a collection controller. The collector collects time-series data from a start time with a period of collection. The database accumulates the time-series data. The shift width estimator detects a loss of data in the time-series data and estimates a shift width corresponding to a difference between a time the loss has occurred and a collection time of data of an outlier. The collection controller obtains a correction value of the start time and a correction value of the collection period to eliminate the shift width, and controls the collection of the time-series data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomonori MAEGAWA, Toshio ITO, Shigeo MATSUZAWA
  • Patent number: 8378779
    Abstract: An apparatus communicating with a gateway apparatus on a control system network for facility equipment, via an information system network, includes a unit which stores not less than one piece of virtual point information defining a virtual point combined with not less than one piece of facility equipment, a user authentication unit which performs user authentication for a user associated with a client, a unit which receives a request for control on one virtual point from the client, a unit which creates a remote control command for the facility equipment associated with the request based on the virtual point information when the request has been received and the user authentication has succeeded, and a unit which transmit the remote control command to the gateway via the information system network when tenant authentication for a tenant associated with the agent apparatus which is performed by the gateway has succeeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomonori Maegawa, Yu Kaneko, Yusuke Doi, Masahiro Ishiyama
  • Publication number: 20120233203
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a Web server, which is provided with a request reception unit for receiving a picture request including a picture ID for identifying a picture from a browser, and an information collection unit for finding the point ID corresponding to the picture ID included in the picture display request, and collecting the value of the point identified by the point ID from an IP controller. The information collection unit calculates the predictive starting time at which the value of the point is collected before the next picture display request is made from the current time, the collection time and the previous picture display request. The information collection unit collects the value of a point from the IP controller at the predictive starting time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yu Kaneko, Tomonori Maegawa, Shigeo Matsuzawa, Kotaro Ise
  • Publication number: 20120215494
    Abstract: An equipment set generation support apparatus (a) acquires, from a plurality of equipments connected to a network, state change event information notifying a state change of each equipment and an occurrence time and date of the state change, (b) sets a detection condition including a start time and an end time of a detection period, (c) selects state change event information whose occurrence time and date of the state change falling within the detection period from the state change event information acquired, and (d) detects, from the plurality of equipments, a set of equipments whose states change in the detection period and a set of state values after the state change of each equipment based on the state change event information selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomonori MAEGAWA, Masahiro ISHIYAMA, Yusuke DOI, Yu KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20120185560
    Abstract: There is provided a data collecting device configured to collect data from a plurality of nodes. An inquiry transmitting unit transmits inquiry messages to request transmission of the data to the nodes, respectively. A response receiving unit receives response messages including the data from the nodes, respectively. A reception scheduler generates a reception schedule of the response messages from the nodes based on request information indicating data collection condition from the nodes. A transmission scheduler generates a transmission schedule of the inquiry messages based on the reception schedule and characteristics of communication with the nodes. The inquiry transmitting unit transmits the inquiry messages to the nodes, respectively, based on the transmission schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Keisuke MERA, Shigeo MATSUZAWA, Tomonori MAEGAWA, Yu KANEKO, Toshio ITO
  • Patent number: 8190721
    Abstract: An equipment set generation support apparatus (a) acquires, from a plurality of equipments connected to a network, state change event information notifying a state change of each equipment and an occurrence time and date of the state change, (b) sets a detection condition including a start time and an end time of a detection period, (c) selects state change event information whose occurrence time and date of the state change falling within the detection period from the state change event information acquired, and (d) detects, from the plurality of equipments, a set of equipments whose states change in the detection period and a set of state values after the state change of each equipment based on the state change event information selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomonori Maegawa, Masahiro Ishiyama, Yusuke Doi, Yu Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20110210178
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, provided is an air conditioning control system having a remote controller which collectively controls air conditioning facilities respectively provided in multiple buildings through a network. A building monitoring and controlling device is provided in each of the buildings. The building monitoring and controlling device monitors an air conditioning facility in a building where the building monitoring and controlling device itself is installed, and transmits operation data on the air conditioning facility to the remote controller. The remote controller calculates each operation setting value based on each set of operation data, and transmits the calculated operation setting value to the building monitoring and controlling device corresponding to the calculated operation setting value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Masahiko Murai, Nobutaka Nishimura, Koichi Ikeda, Tomonori Maegawa, Kenichi Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Ooba
  • Patent number: 7984135
    Abstract: A gateway apparatus includes a translator connected to a first network for one or more controllers to control one or more devices, and one or more aggregators. The translator includes an acquisition unit which acquires load information concerning a load on each of the controllers, a control instruction reception unit which receives a control instruction for a device from a client via the second network, a determination unit which determines whether the instruction is an aggregation target, based on the information, a first transfer unit which transfers the instruction to the aggregator corresponding to the instruction, and a second transfer unit which receives an aggregate control instruction from the aggregator. The aggregator includes a third transfer unit which receives the instruction from the translator, an aggregation unit which aggregates the plurality of instructions into one aggregate control instruction, and a fourth transfer unit which transfers the aggregate control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yu Kaneko, Tomonori Maegawa, Yusuke Doi, Masahiro Ishiyama
  • Publication number: 20110066758
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a scheduling apparatus sends queries to communication modules in buildings and receives facility information measured at monitor-control points from the communication modules. As for each communication module, a network address, a waiting time to receive the facility information after sending a query, and a connection with the monitor-control points, are stored. When a service request indicating at least one monitor-control point is received, queries each including the network address of a communication module connected with a monitor-control point indicated by the service request, are generated. A priority of each query is decided based on the waiting time corresponding to the communication module. Each query is added to a first send queue or a second send queue based on the priority. When queries are sent, a timing to send from the first send queue is same as or earlier than a timing to send from the second send queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomonori Maegawa, Keisuke Mera, Shigeo Matsuzawa, Koichi Ikeda, Nobutaka Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20100006662
    Abstract: An air conditioning control system allows a supply air switching controller to alternately switch outside air control and return air control at a preset switching interval. The supply air switching controller is connected to an air conditioner placed to correspond to each room inside as an air conditioning control subject. The outside air control takes outside air into a temperature/humidity adjustment coil of the air conditioner by opening a first damper provided in the air conditioner in order to adjust an intake volume of the outside air into the air conditioner and by closing a second damper provided in the air conditioner in order to adjust an intake volume of return air from the room inside. The return air control takes the return air from the room inside into the temperature/humidity adjustment coil of the air conditioner by closing the first damper and opening the second damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Kenzo YONEZAWA, Yasuo Takagi, Nobutaka Nishimura, Yuuichi Hanada, Naoki Makino, Hideki Oono, Akihiro Fujii, Susumu Sugawara, Tomonori Maegawa, Hiroshi Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20090249042
    Abstract: A gateway apparatus includes a translator connected to a first network for one or more controllers to control one or more devices, and one or more aggregators. The translator includes an acquisition unit which acquires load information concerning a load on each of the controllers, a control instruction reception unit which receives a control instruction for a device from a client via the second network, a determination unit which determines whether the instruction is an aggregation target, based on the information, a first transfer unit which transfers the instruction to the aggregator corresponding to the instruction, and a second transfer unit which receives an aggregate control instruction from the aggregator. The aggregator includes a third transfer unit which receives the instruction from the translator, an aggregation unit which aggregates the plurality of instructions into one aggregate control instruction, and a fourth transfer unit which transfers the aggregate control instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Yu Kaneko, Tomonori Maegawa, Yusuke Doi, Masahiro Ishiyama
  • Publication number: 20090234468
    Abstract: A control system includes a control device for controlling a plurality of actuators by executing a plurality of functions based sensor values from a plurality of external sensors and a function providing device for providing the control device with the functions to be executed by the control device. The function providing device accepts a program including a plurality of functions from a user device, finds a new function among the functions which has not been received yet and pass the same function to the control device. The control device executes functions passed from the function providing device based on values of the external sensors and controls the actuators by transmitting values of output arguments of the functions to the actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yusuke Doi, Yu Kaneko, Tomonori Maegawa, Masahiro Ishiyama
  • Publication number: 20090231092
    Abstract: An apparatus communicating with a gateway apparatus on a control system network for facility equipment, via an information system network, includes a unit which stores not less than one piece of virtual point information defining a virtual point combined with not less than one piece of facility equipment, a user authentication unit which performs user authentication for a user associated with a client, a unit which receives a request for control on one virtual point from the client, a unit which creates a remote control command for the facility equipment associated with the request based on the virtual point information when the request has been received and the user authentication has succeeded, and a unit which transmit the remote control command to the gateway via the information system network when tenant authentication for a tenant associated with the agent apparatus which is performed by the gateway has succeeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Tomonori Maegawa, Yu Kaneko, Yusuke Doi, Masahiro Ishiyama
  • Publication number: 20090063678
    Abstract: An equipment set generation support apparatus (a) acquires, from a plurality of equipments connected to a network, state change event information notifying a state change of each equipment and an occurrence time and date of the state change, (b) sets a detection condition including a start time and an end time of a detection period, (c) selects state change event information whose occurrence time and date of the state change falling within the detection period from the state change event information acquired, and (d) detects, from the plurality of equipments, a set of equipments whose states change in the detection period and a set of state values after the state change of each equipment based on the state change event information selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Tomonori Maegawa, Masahiro Ishiyama, Yusuke Doi, Yu Kaneko