Tomoyuki Kato 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).
Abstract: A cooler of the present invention is provided with a case having a top plate, a bottom plate, and a side plate, cooling fins disposed inside the case, and a flow path for cooling fluid that comes into contact with the cooling fins and that flows through the interior of the case, the cooler cooling an object to be cooled in contact with the top plate or the bottom plate. The cooling fins have a shaft part and vane parts that protrude outward from the shaft part and extend spirally in the axial direction; the overall cooling fin configuration constituting a quadrangular column shape. The cooling fins are disposed in contact with at least the top plate and the bottom plate, and the flow path has a spiral-formed configuration formed by the vane parts, the top plate, and the bottom plate.
Abstract: A developing device includes a developer carrier on which an attraction region is set, the attraction region being a region that attracts developer including toner and a carrier, and that carries, in the attraction region, the developer that is to be supplied to an image carrier on which an electrostatic latent image is formed; a regulation member that regulates the developer so that a predetermined amount of the developer is carried by the developer carrier; and a forming unit that is located upstream of the regulation member and that forms, in the attraction region, a first region that restricts a flow of developer supplied to the developer carrier and a second region that is located between the first region and the regulation member and that does not restrict a flow of the developer compared with the first region.
Abstract: A developing device includes: a housing unit that has an opening and houses a developer; a conveying member that is installed within the housing unit and conveys the developer; a first rotating member that has an outer peripheral surface to which the developer conveyed by the conveying member adheres; a regulating unit that protrudes above a movement path of the developer that adheres to the outer peripheral surface and moves due to rotation of the first rotating member, and regulates movement of some of the developer on the outer peripheral surface; and a second rotating member that is installed in the opening and has supplied thereto the developer that has moved through a gap between the first rotating member and the regulating unit.
Abstract: An anomaly detection device for detecting anomaly in frames flowing through an in-vehicle network system includes: an obtainer that obtains one or more frames; a first holder holding a first rule defining a rule indicating that when a frame satisfies a first condition based on a source or a destination, the frame is to be transferred; a first frame controller that transfers the one or more frames in accordance with the first rule; a second holder holding a second rule defining a rule indicating that a frame satisfying a second condition is to be determined as being anomalous; and a second frame controller that performs, in accordance with the second rule, an anomaly detection process on each of the one or more frames transferred by the first frame controller. When an anomalous frame is detected, the second frame controller provides or stores a detection result.
Abstract: An optical communication device includes an excitation light source that outputs excitation light, a multiplexer that multiplexes signal light and the excitation light outputted from the excitation light source, a first nonlinear optical medium into which the multiplexed excitation light and the signal light are inputted, and a second nonlinear optical medium that is coupled to the first nonlinear optical medium in series and has an optical property different from that of the first nonlinear optical medium.
Abstract: A roll paper steering device includes a guide rail fixed to a main body frame, a guide engaged with the guide rail, a holding shaft fixing member supported by the guide rail via the guide, a roll paper holding unit including a roll shaft and mounted to the holding shaft fixing member, a movable member configured to adjustably mount to the holding shaft fixing member, a nut member that includes an internal thread portion that screws into the external thread portion and that is fixed to the main body frame in a posture where the axis of the external thread portion is parallel with the guide rail, a first adjustment unit configured to adjust the posture of the holding shaft fixing member, and a second adjustment unit configured to adjust the position at which the movable member.
Abstract: There is provided a gas circuit breaker that can spray arc-extinguishing gas to arcs while preventing a spraying velocity from being reduced and can efficiently and more surely extinguish the arcs that have been generated in a scatteredly around electrodes. A gas circuit breaker 1 includes an insulation nozzle 23 that guides arc-extinguishing gas to an arc between the first arc contactor 21 and a second arc contactor 41 when a trigger electrode 31 becomes an opened state relative to a first arc contactor 21. A second arc contactor 41 has an opening 41a for spraying the arc-extinguishing gas, and the opening 41a is closed by the trigger electrode 31 in the first half of a current breaking action, and is opened by separation of the trigger electrode in the latter half of the current breaking action. An opening area of a first exhaust port 41b formed between the second arc contactor 41 and the insulation nozzle 23 for exhausting the arc-extinguishing gas is 0.
November 10, 2017
August 27, 2020
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
Abstract: A charging control device includes: a determination section configured to make a determination as to whether an auxiliary device battery that supplies electric power to auxiliary devices of a vehicle is within a predetermined first temperature range; and a control section configured to, in a case in which the auxiliary device battery is within the first temperature range, cause a charging section to charge the auxiliary device battery.
Abstract: A wavelength converter includes an excitation light source outputting excitation light, a beam splitter receiving an input of the excitation light and an input of the optical signal and to divide both the inputted excitation light and the inputted optical signal into a first polarization component and a second polarization component, a non-linear optical fiber as a non-polarization-maintaining fiber, an accommodation section securing and accommodating the non-linear optical fiber, a first collimator lens disposed between the beam splitter and a first end of the non-linear optical fiber, and a second collimator lens disposed between the beam splitter and a second end of the non-linear optical fiber, wherein the optical signal is inputted to the beam splitter from a direction different from the input of the excitation light.
Abstract: A compensating device includes at least one detector configured to detect intensity variation of the optical signal, at least one filter configured to extract a band where most of the optical phase distortion is generated from a component of the intensity variation of the optical signal, a control circuit configured to generate, based on the extraction with the at least one filter, a compensation signal exhibiting temporal intensity variation of the input optical signal, at least one compensation signal light source configured to output, based on the compensation signal of a controller, a compensation signal light exhibiting intensity variation in opposite phase to the temporal intensity variation of the input optical signal and having a different wavelength from a wavelength of the optical signal and an optical multiplexer configured to output to a transmission path a signal light formed by combining the optical signal and the compensation signal light.
Abstract: There is provided an arbitration device that arbitrates operation requests from a plurality of first power loads in a vehicle, the arbitration device including: a reception section; a memory section; a calculation section that calculates a total power consumption combining the first power consumption and the second power consumption; and a control section at which priorities of the plurality of first power loads are specified, when the total power consumption exceeds a threshold, the control section selecting which of the first power loads to approve based on the priorities and causing each operating first power load that is not approved to pause operation, and, when the total power consumption is less than or equal to the threshold, the control section allowing each operating first power load to continue operation.
Abstract: A vehicle transmission includes a shaft; speed-changing gears; switching mechanisms; and a shifting mechanism. The shifting mechanism is provided with a double-meshing preventing mechanism configured to switch between a one-way state in which the switching mechanisms are hindered from moving in a downshift direction and allowed to move in an upshift direction and a free state in which the switching mechanisms are allowed to move in both the downshift direction and the upshift direction.
Abstract: A developing device includes a developer carrier that carries a developer to be supplied to an image carrier that forms an electrostatic latent image, a supply unit that supplies the developer containing toner and a carrier to the developer carrier by transporting the developer while agitating the developer along a circulation path formed through rotation of each of plural rotary members, and a delivery unit that receives a collected developer, which is the developer collected from the developer carrier, transports the collected developer by another rotary member different from the plural rotary members of the supply unit, and delivers the collected developer to the circulation path of the supply unit.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductive drum, a primary transfer belt, a secondary transfer counter roller, a secondary transfer roller, a bias control circuit, a belt cleaner, and a processor. The photoconductive drum forms a toner image. The primary transfer belt comes in contact with the photoconductive drum and receives the toner image from the photoconductive drum. The secondary transfer counter roller moves the primary transfer belt. The secondary transfer roller presses a printing medium against the primary transfer belt to transfer the toner image on the primary transfer belt to the printing medium. The bias control circuit applies a bias to the secondary transfer roller. The belt cleaner is in contact with the primary transfer belt and removes attached matters from the primary transfer belt. When a printing operation is interrupted, a cleaning operation can be executed to remove residuals on the primary transfer belt.
Abstract: A wavelength converter includes a first phase modulator configured to perform phase modulation on pump light in accordance with a first phase modulation signal, a second phase modulator configured to perform phase modulation on signal light in accordance with a second phase modulation signal, a wavelength converter configured to multiplex the signal light having undergone the phase modulation with the pump light having undergone the phase modulation, the wavelength converter configured to perform wavelength conversion on the signal light in accordance with the pump light, a detector configured to detect a modulation component from the signal light having undergone the phase modulation and the pump light having undergone the phase modulation, and a generator configured to generate the first phase modulation signal and the second phase modulation signal so as to minimize the detected modulation component.
Abstract: There is provided a transmission apparatus including a transmitter configured to modulate a signal to a first signal having a first wavelength and a signal to a second signal having a second wavelength, and transmit the first signal and the second signal to a transmission line so that the second signal is varied in accordance with variation in an amount of cross phase modulation of the first signal passing through each position on the transmission line, and a signal processor configured to include at least one of a logic device and a processor, and configured to add an amount of chromatic dispersion at which a remaining amount of chromatic dispersion of the first wavelength at a certain position on the transmission line is equal to zero to the first wavelength in the transmission of the first signal and the second signal.
Abstract: A test apparatus is configured to test a DUT that does not support synchronous control from an external circuit. A main controller is configured based on an architecture that tests a device by synchronous control with the main controller itself as the master. A MIU is configured as an interface between the main controller and the DUT. The MIU establishes asynchronous control between it and the DUT with the DUT as the master, and establishes control between it and the main controller with the main controller as the master.
Abstract: An anomaly detection system is on an in-vehicle network including: a first network connected to first devices that communicate using a first protocol; and a second network connected to second devices that includes a driving assistance controller communicates using a second protocol. The system includes: a communicator receiving, through the first network, first unit data including (i) source information indicating a source first device and (ii) second unit data including a data identifier; a database storing rule; and an anomaly determiner that determines whether the first unit data has anomaly by comparing the source information and the data identifier with the rule. Based on the rule, the first unit data is determined to have anomaly when the source first device is a sensing device and, according to the identifier, the second unit data is to be received by the controller.