Patents by Inventor Toru Nakamura

Toru Nakamura 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).

  • Patent number: 11574770
    Abstract: A power-transmission-side coil unit includes: a housing including a metal case body and a resin cover, an electric device provided in the housing, a metal substrate disposed between the cover and the electric device and covering the electric device, and a power transmission coil. The case body includes a base portion, and a ring-shaped wall portion protruding toward the cover along the outer peripheral edge of base portion inside the outer peripheral edge of base portion. The metal substrate includes a partition wall disposed between the cover and the electric device, and a peripheral wall extending from the partition wall toward the base portion. An end portion of the peripheral wall is disposed in the D direction relative to the upper face of the ring-shaped wall portion. At least part of a lateral face of the peripheral wall is in contact with a lateral face of the ring-shaped wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11571986
    Abstract: The server executes a process that includes receiving predetermined information from each terminal in a facility, if it is determined that the electric vehicle is connected to a charging/discharging station, associating a user or a user terminal with the charging/discharging station, scheduling a power demand and supply adjustment, receiving behavior information of the user, if it is determined that it is necessary to reschedule the power demand and supply adjustment, predicting a connection period, rescheduling the power demand and supply adjustment, and if the current time has reached the start time of a power supply and supply adjustment period, executing the power demand and supply adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeki Kinomura, Hironobu Kitaoka, Toru Nakamura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20230031647
    Abstract: In order to provide efficient coding technology with a low load, a picture decoding device includes a spatial motion information candidate derivation unit configured to derive a spatial motion information candidate from motion information of a block neighboring a decoding target block in a space domain, a temporal motion information candidate derivation unit configured to derive a temporal motion information candidate from motion information of a block neighboring a decoding target block in a time domain, and a history-based motion information candidate derivation unit configured to derive a history-based motion information candidate from a memory for retaining motion information of a decoded block, wherein the temporal motion information candidate is compared with neither the spatial motion information candidate nor the history-based motion information candidate with respect to the motion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Shigeru FUKUSHIMA, Hiroya NAKAMURA, Satoru SAKAZUME, Toru KUMAKURA, Hiroyuki KURASHIGE, Hideki TAKEHARA
  • Publication number: 20230035591
    Abstract: A power management system includes a first server configured to manage electric vehicle supply equipment in a microgrid and a second server configured to manage power supply and demand balance of a power system. The electric vehicle supply equipment is configured to execute a charging and discharging operation that suppresses a voltage fluctuation of the microgrid by exchanging power between the microgrid and a vehicle, and a reactive power compensation operation that suppresses a voltage fluctuation of the power system by controlling reactive power of the microgrid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tamaki OZAWA, Toru NAKAMURA, Akinori MORISHIMA, Yusuke HORII, Wataru MATSUMURA
  • Publication number: 20230031948
    Abstract: Technology for improving coding efficiency by performing a block split suitable for picture coding and decoding is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Hideki TAKEHARA, Hiroya NAKAMURA, Satoru SAKAZUME, Shigeru FUKUSHIMA, Toru KUMAKURA, Hiroyuki KURASHIGE
  • Publication number: 20230031244
    Abstract: A picture coding device includes a coding information storage unit configured to initialize to fill a history-based motion vector predictor candidate list with history-based candidates having at least predetermined motion vector and reference index, a motion vector predictor candidate derivation unit configured to derive a history-based candidate included in the history-based motion vector predictor candidate list as a motion vector predictor, a motion vector subtraction unit configured to calculate a motion vector difference by subtracting the derived motion vector predictor from a motion vector by which inter prediction is performed, wherein the coding information storage unit adds the motion vector to the history-based motion vector predictor candidate list as a history-based candidate and updates the history-based motion vector predictor candidate list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Hideki TAKEHARA, Hiroya NAKAMURA, Satoru SAKAZUME, Shigeru FUKUSHIMA, Toru KUMAKURA, Hiroyuki KURASHIGE
  • Patent number: 11560646
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a carbon fiber which exhibits excellent strength development rate when used in a composite material. The present invention that solves the problems is a carbon fiber which simultaneously satisfies the following formulae (1) and (2): Lc/d?3??(1) TS×d×Lc>6.0×105??(2) wherein: Lc is an X-ray crystallite size (?), d is a filament diameter (?m), and TS is a strand tensile strength (MPa).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: TEIJIN LIMITED, Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Shuhei Yoshida, Hidekazu Yoshikawa, Yosuke Nakamura, Hironori Kawamoto, Takaya Suzuki, Toru Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20230020931
    Abstract: Technology for improving coding efficiency by performing a block split suitable for picture coding and decoding is provided. A moving-picture coding device for performing an affine transform in units of coding blocks includes an affine inheritance merging candidate derivation unit configured to derive an affine inheritance merging candidate for inheriting an affine model of blocks neighboring a coding target block in a space domain, an affine construction merging candidate derivation unit configured to derive an affine construction merging candidate from a plurality of motion information elements of blocks neighboring the coding target block in a space or time domain, and an affine fixation merging candidate derivation unit configured to derive an affine fixation merging candidate in which motion information of an affine control point is fixed. A motion vector of each affine control point is fixed to (0, 0) in the affine fixation merging candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Shigeru FUKUSHIMA, Hiroya NAKAMURA, Toru KUMAKURA, Hideki TAKEHARA, Satoru SAKAZUME, Hiroyuki KURASHIGE
  • Publication number: 20230017814
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a carbon fiber which exhibits excellent strength development rate when used in a composite material. The present invention that solves the problems is a carbon fiber which simultaneously satisfies the following formulae (1) and (2): Lc/d?3??(1) TS×d×Lc>6.0×105??(2) wherein: Lc is an X-ray crystallite size (?), d is a filament diameter (?m), and TS is a strand tensile strength (MPa).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicants: Teijin Limited, Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Shuhei YOSHIDA, Hidekazu Yoshikawa, Yosuke Nakamura, Hironori Kawamoto, Takaya Suzuki, Toru Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11558606
    Abstract: In order to provide low-load, efficient coding technology, a moving-picture decoding device includes a spatial motion information candidate derivation unit configured to derive a spatial motion information candidate from motion information of a block neighboring a decoding target block in a space domain and a history-based motion information candidate derivation unit configured to derive a history-based motion information candidate from a memory where motion information of a decoded block is retained, wherein the history-based motion information candidate derivation unit preferentially derives old motion information without making a comparison of the motion information with the spatial motion information candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
    Inventors: Shigeru Fukushima, Toru Kumakura, Hiroya Nakamura, Hideki Takehara, Satoru Sakazume, Hiroyuki Kurashige
  • Publication number: 20230011226
    Abstract: There is provided a film thickness measurement method which measures a film thickness of a specific film to be measured in a multilayer film in situ in a film formation system that forms the multilayer film on a substrate, the method comprising: regarding a plurality of films located under the film to be measured as one underlayer film, measuring a film thickness of the underlayer film, and deriving an optical constant of the underlayer film by spectroscopic interferometry; and after the film to be measured is formed, deriving a film thickness of the film to be measured by spectroscopic interferometry using the film thickness and the optical constant of the underlayer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Kazunaga ONO, Kanto NAKAMURA, Toru KITADA, Atsushi GOMI
  • Publication number: 20230001919
    Abstract: An object detection device includes first and second detectors each configured to detect an object by transmitting an ultrasonic wave in a moving direction of the moving object and receiving a reflected wave of the ultrasonic wave, a second detector, a memory, and a hardware processor coupled to the memory, and configured to: determine that an obstacle is present in the moving direction of the moving object, based on object detection results by the first and second detectors; determine crossing of the obstacle based on object detection results by the first and second detectors in a state in which it is being determined that the obstacle is present; and cause a driving controller mounted on the moving object, to release driving restriction control of restricting movement of the moving object when determining the crossing, or prohibit the driving controller from releasing the driving restriction control under a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Sumiaki HAZAMA, Yoshimasa OKABE, Hiroki YAMASHITA, Shingo KAWAHARA, Chiaki IZUMOTO, Yusuke NAKAMURA, Teppei SHIBATA, Toru CHIKAMITSU
  • Publication number: 20230005989
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus for forming a laminated structure on a substrate to form a magnetic tunnel junction element is disclosed. The film forming apparatus comprises: a plurality of processing chambers where a magnetic layer and an insulating layer are formed on the substrate; a heat treatment chamber where a magnetic field is applied to the substrate to perform heat treatment; a vacuum transfer chamber that connects the processing chambers and the heat treatment chamber; and a controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Keisuke SATO, Toru KITADA, Atsushi GOMI, Kanto NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11545462
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for stacking and mounting two or more semiconductor chips at a plurality of locations on a substrate includes: a first mounting head for forming, at a plurality of locations on the substrate, temporarily stacked bodies in which two or more semiconductor chips are stacked in a temporarily press-attached state; and a second mounting head for forming chip stacked bodies by sequentially finally press-attaching the temporarily stacked bodies formed at the plurality of locations. The second mounting head includes: a press-attaching tool for heating and pressing an upper surface of a target temporarily stacked body to thereby finally press-attach the two or more semiconductor chips configuring the temporarily stacked body altogether; and one or more heat-dissipation tools having a heat-dissipating body which, by coming into contact with an upper surface of another stacked body positioned around the target temporarily stacked body, dissipates heat from the another stacked body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori Nakamura, Toru Maeda
  • Patent number: 11523114
    Abstract: Provided is a picture encoding device that divides a picture into blocks and performs encoding for each of the divided blocks. A primary signal block divider divides a primary signal of the picture into rectangles having a predetermined size, and generates a primary signal block. A secondary signal block divider divides a secondary signal of the picture into rectangles having a predetermined size, and generates a secondary signal block. A primary signal predictor predicts a primary signal, and a secondary signal predictor predicts a secondary signal. The secondary signal predictor can perform inter prediction of predicting a secondary signal from an encoded primary signal, and the inter prediction is restricted based on at least one of a size of the primary signal block and a size of the secondary signal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Godo Kaisha IP Bridge1
    Inventors: Shigeru Fukushima, Hiroya Nakamura, Toru Kumakura
  • Patent number: 11516500
    Abstract: Technology for improving coding efficiency by performing a block split suitable for picture coding and decoding is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Takehara, Hiroya Nakamura, Satoru Sakazume, Shigeru Fukushima, Toru Kumakura, Hiroyuki Kurashige
  • Patent number: 11508689
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for stacking and mounting two or more semiconductor chips at a plurality of locations on a substrate includes: a first mounting head for forming, at a plurality of locations on the substrate, temporarily stacked bodies in which two or more semiconductor chips are stacked in a temporarily press-attached state; and a second mounting head for forming chip stacked bodies by sequentially finally press-attaching the temporarily stacked bodies formed at the plurality of locations. The second mounting head includes: a press-attaching tool for heating and pressing an upper surface of a target temporarily stacked body to thereby finally press-attach the two or more semiconductor chips configuring the temporarily stacked body altogether; and one or more heat-dissipation tools having a heat-dissipating body which, by coming into contact with an upper surface of another stacked body positioned around the target temporarily stacked body, dissipates heat from the another stacked body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori Nakamura, Toru Maeda
  • Patent number: 11503283
    Abstract: In order to provide efficient coding technology with a low load, a picture decoding device includes a spatial motion information candidate derivation unit configured to derive a spatial motion information candidate from motion information of a block neighboring a decoding target block in a space domain, a temporal motion information candidate derivation unit configured to derive a temporal motion information candidate from motion information of a block neighboring a decoding target block in a time domain, and a history-based motion information candidate derivation unit configured to derive a history-based motion information candidate from a memory for retaining motion information of a decoded block, wherein the temporal motion information candidate is compared with neither the spatial motion information candidate nor the history-based motion information candidate with respect to the motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Fukushima, Hiroya Nakamura, Satoru Sakazume, Toru Kumakura, Hiroyuki Kurashige, Hideki Takehara
  • Patent number: 11503277
    Abstract: Technology for improving coding efficiency by performing a block split suitable for picture coding and decoding is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Takehara, Hiroya Nakamura, Satoru Sakazume, Shigeru Fukushima, Toru Kumakura, Hiroyuki Kurashige
  • Patent number: 11503278
    Abstract: Technology for improving coding efficiency by performing a block split suitable for picture coding and decoding is provided. A moving-picture coding device for performing an affine transform in units of coding blocks includes an affine inheritance merging candidate derivation unit configured to derive an affine inheritance merging candidate for inheriting an affine model of blocks neighboring a coding target block in a space domain, an affine construction merging candidate derivation unit configured to derive an affine construction merging candidate from a plurality of motion information elements of blocks neighboring the coding target block in a space or time domain, and an affine fixation merging candidate derivation unit configured to derive an affine fixation merging candidate in which motion information of an affine control point is fixed. A motion vector of each affine control point is fixed to (0, 0) in the affine fixation merging candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Fukushima, Hiroya Nakamura, Toru Kumakura, Hideki Takehara, Satoru Sakazume, Hiroyuki Kurashige