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).

  • Publication number: 20210252993
    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: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Shigeki Kinomura, Hironobu Kitaoka, Toru Nakamura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20210242683
    Abstract: When a baseline is in a certain state, a server executes a process including: a step of calculating an amount of power exchanged between a battery and a power grid during the first charging control; a step of calculating an amount of power exchanged between the battery and the power grid during the second charging control; a step of calculating an amount of power exchanged between the battery and the power grid during the first power feeding control; a step of calculating an amount of power exchanged between the battery and the power grid during the second power feeding control; and a step of setting a calibration line for the amount of power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shigeki Kinomura, Hironobu Kitaoka, Toru Nakamura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20210170903
    Abstract: A power management system includes a plurality of power storages and a server. The server includes a selector that selects at least one of the plurality of power storages, a scheduler that makes a schedule for the selected power storage, and a request processor that requests a user of the selected power storage to control at least one of external charging and external power feed in accordance with the made schedule. The server obtains desire information that indicates a desire level (priority on battery life/priority on an incentive) and carries out at least one of selection of the power storage and making of the schedule based on the obtained desire information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Toru Nakamura, Shigeki Kinomura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Hironobu Kitaoka
  • Publication number: 20210129689
    Abstract: A notification controller controls a notification apparatus that gives a notification to a user of a mobile body. The notification controller controls the notification apparatus to carry out at least one of first notification to control the notification apparatus to give a notification about start of external charging, second notification to control the notification apparatus to give a notification about end of external charging, third notification to control the notification apparatus to give a notification about start of external power feed, and fourth notification to control the notification apparatus to give a notification about end of external power feed. The notification controller can carry out suppression control to restrict a frequency of notification by the notification apparatus by suppressing notification by the notification apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Toru Nakamura, Tadatsugu Udono, Chiaki Kanda
  • Publication number: 20210107373
    Abstract: A power feed system includes a power feed controller that controls a plurality of vehicles including a first vehicle and a second vehicle to successively carry out external power feed in a relayed manner. In passing on external power feed in the relayed manner from the first vehicle to the second vehicle, the power feed controller controls the first vehicle and the second vehicle to make transition from external power feed by the first vehicle to external power feed by the second vehicle with an overlapping period being interposed. During the overlapping period, both of the first vehicle and the second vehicle simultaneously carry out external power feed. The power feed controller controls at least one of the first vehicle and the second vehicle to set total electric power to target electric power during the overlapping period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Toru Nakamura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Shigeki Kinomura, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Hironobu Kitaoka
  • Publication number: 20210067930
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a first controller mounted in a vehicle and a plurality of second controllers mounted in the vehicle, each of the plurality of second controllers being configured to control at least one in-vehicle device allocated to the second controller among a plurality of in-vehicle devices mounted in the vehicle, wherein the first controller is configured to perform communication with each of the plurality of second controllers via a first type network, the communication regarding an operation of the second controller, and at least the plurality of second controllers are configured to be able to communicate with each other via a second type network different from the first type network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Tomonori Yokota, Takumi Nomura, Toru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20210061129
    Abstract: An electrically powered vehicle includes a target battery that is externally chargeable and externally power feedable, a sensor that detects a temperature of the target battery, and a controller that performs charging control, discharging control, and temperature increase control of the target battery. The temperature increase control is control for increasing a temperature of the target battery by selecting any of external electric power and battery power and generating heat with the selected electric power. The controller receives a leveling signal that requests for power leveling. When the temperature of the target battery is lower than a first temperature during external power feed requested by the leveling signal, the controller performs the temperature increase control by using battery power before the external power feed requested by the leveling signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Toru Nakamura, Tadatsugu Udono, Chiaki Kanda
  • Publication number: 20210053459
    Abstract: An electric power system includes a first vehicle, a second vehicle, and an external power supply. The first vehicle starts external charging of a first power storage with electric power supplied from the external power supply while the first vehicle is electrically connected to the external power supply. When the second vehicle receives a signal that predicts end of external charging of the first power storage while the second vehicle is electrically connected to the external power supply, the second vehicle starts external charging of a second power storage with electric power supplied from the external power supply before end of external charging started in the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Toru Nakamura, Shigeki Kinomura, Hidetoshi Kusumi, Hironobu Kitaoka
  • Publication number: 20210039518
    Abstract: A server performs a process including: when the server receives a second DR. execution instruction, the step of obtaining a vehicle list; the step of turning off a determination flag of each candidate vehicle; the step of obtaining a number of times of turning on and off a relay at a time of DR for one of candidate vehicles each showing a determination flag in an OFF state; when the number of times of turning on and off the relay is greater than a threshold value, the step of turning on an exclusion flag; the step of performing a notification process; when a determining process ends, the step of performing a process of allocating a DR amount; and the step of transmitting a DR signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Toru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20210003408
    Abstract: A controller in a vehicle includes an obtaining unit that obtains facility information on a charging facility that can charge a power storage mounted on the vehicle, the facility information including position information and utility information in association with each other, the position information indicating a position of the charging facility, the utility information indicating an electric utility that manages the charging facility. The controller further includes at least one of a first notification unit and a second notification unit. The first notification unit causes a notification apparatus to give first information that indicates an electric utility, by using the facility information obtained by the obtaining unit. The second notification unit causes the notification apparatus to give second information that indicates a position of a charging facility, by using the facility information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Toru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20210001713
    Abstract: A drive unit includes: a rotary electric machine; a rotary electric machine case accommodating the rotary electric machine; an electric power conversion device electrically connected to the rotary electric machine and configured to convert electric power supplied to the rotary electric machine and electric power supplied from the rotary electric machine; and an output shaft extending out from the rotary electric machine case and configured to output power of the rotary electric machine. The electric power conversion device is arranged on one side of the rotary electric machine. The output shaft is arranged between the rotary electric machine and the electric power conversion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu SAKURADA, Takahiro HAGIMOTO, Toru NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200270308
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a peptide that includes a partial amino acid sequence of the C16orf74 protein, includes the cysteine at position 7 and/or the cysteine at position 14 of the C16orf74 protein, and inhibits dimer formation of the C16orf74 protein; a pharmaceutical composition for cancer treatment that includes the peptide; and a screening method for cancer treatment drugs that takes as the indicator inhibition of dimer formation of the C16orf74 protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Toru NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200126717
    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: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Toru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10629764
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a light energy conversion element in which a material having a bandgap suitable for a light energy conversion layer is used. The light energy conversion element according to the present disclosure comprises a light energy conversion layer containing BaBi2S4 having a hexagonal crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kikuchi, Toru Nakamura, Takahiro Kurabuchi, Kazuhito Hato, Fumiyasu Oba, Yu Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20190386165
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a light energy conversion element in which a material having a bandgap suitable for a light energy conversion layer is used. The light energy conversion element according to the present disclosure comprises a light energy conversion layer containing BaBi2S4 having a hexagonal crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: RYOSUKE KIKUCHI, TORU NAKAMURA, TAKAHIRO KURABUCHI, KAZUHITO HATO, FUMIYASU OBA, YU KUMAGAI
  • Patent number: 10486614
    Abstract: A speaker system for a mobile object capable of being easily mounted on the mobile object is provided. The speaker system includes a speaker unit, enclosure accommodating the speaker unit, and a tubular member one end of which is connected to an internal space of the enclosure, and the speaker unit and the enclosure are built in a back door thereof. A free space in a vehicle is utilized effectively, thereby mounting the speaker system for the mobile object in the vehicle easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Negishi, Yasumi Umetsu, Toru Nakamura, Tatsuya Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190322857
    Abstract: Provided is an additive for an optical resin including a (meth)acrylate compound represented by general formula (1) below: [in general formula (1), each X independently represents a fluorine atom or a methyl group in which at least one hydrogen atom is substituted with a fluorine atom; m represents an integer of 0 to 5; R1 represents an alkylene group or an oxyalkylene group having a carbon number of 1 to 8; and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group].
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakatsu KASUYA, Yosuke INOKUCHI, Shiho NISHIMURA, Toru NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190305154
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to provide a multi-junction light energy conversion element including a material having a band gap suitable for a light energy conversion layer located upstream in an incidence direction of light. The present disclosure provides a light energy conversion element, comprising a first light energy conversion layer containing SrZn2N2 and a second light energy conversion layer containing an light energy conversion material. The light energy conversion material has a narrower band gap than the SrZn2N2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: KOKI UENO, RYOSUKE KIKUCHI, TORU NAKAMURA, TAKAHIRO KURABUCHI, YASUSHI KANEKO, KAZUHITO HATO, FUMIYASU OBA, YU KUMAGAI
  • Patent number: 10410757
    Abstract: An electric conduction component fixation structure includes: a fixed member which has electrically conductive properties and on which an electric conduction component is arranged; and a press member that presses and fixes the electric conduction component, which is arranged on the fixed member, to the fixed member, wherein the fixed member includes a pressed surface that is pressed when the electric conduction component is fixed by the press member, and the pressed surface is covered by a rustproof coating film having a plurality of metal flakes which are layered and a binder which joins the plurality of metal flakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munehiro Matsubara, Yuki Endo, Tadanobu Aoki, Toru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190238009
    Abstract: A stator for a rotary electric machine includes: a stator core; and a housing for accommodating the stator core. An outer circumferential surface of the stator core is covered with a coating portion having non-water permeability, a pair of sealing portions are provided between the coating portion and an inner circumferential surface of the housing and on both end sides in an axial direction, and a coolant flow path is formed by the coating portion, the inner circumferential surface of the housing, and the pair of sealing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru NAKAMURA