Patents by Inventor Toru Yamada

Toru Yamada 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: 20220123565
    Abstract: A battery pack is configured to supply electric power to an electric work machine, such as a power tool or outdoor power equipment. The battery pack includes a first battery-signal terminal and a second battery-signal terminal. The first battery-signal terminal outputs, to the electric work machine, a first signal indicating that discharging is to be prohibited or permitted. The second battery-signal terminal outputs, to the electric work machine, a second signal indicating that discharging is to be prohibited or permitted. Thus, two communication paths are provided for transmitting signals to permit or prohibit discharging of the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshitaka ICHIKAWA, Akihiro NAKAMOTO, Minoru GYODA, Hayato KANO, Toru YAMADA, Hitoshi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11310633
    Abstract: A multicast control device capable of reducing the distribution time of multicast data is provided. A multicast control device (10) according to the present disclosure includes a determination unit (11) configured to determine whether the number of communication terminals joining a multicast service exceeds a predetermined threshold, and a session control unit (12) configured to start a multicast session for a plurality of communication terminals joining the multicast service when it is determined that the number of communication terminals joining the multicast service exceeds the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kamei, Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Masahiro Serizawa, Satoshi Hasegawa, Masashi Shimoma
  • Patent number: 11290841
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus for reducing the waste of power consumption in an IoT system, comprising a position information obtainer that periodically obtains position information of a data collection device, and position information of a relay device that relays communication between the data collection device and a base station, and a controller that controls measurement of a signal strength between the data collection device and the relay device, based on the position information of the data collection device and the position information of the relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoji Hirata, Akira Kamei, Yumiko Okuyama, Toru Yamada, Masahiro Serizawa, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11251503
    Abstract: A plurality of battery cells of a battery pack may include at least one first battery cell arranged in a first row, at least one second battery cell arranged in a second row adjacent to the first row, at least one third battery cell arranged in a third row adjacent to the second row, and at least one fourth battery cell arranged in a fourth row adjacent to the third row. The at least one first battery cell and the at least one second battery cell are connected in series. Each of the at least one first battery cell is connected in parallel with a corresponding one of the at least one third battery cell. Each of the at least one second battery cell is connected in parallel with a corresponding one of the at least one fourth battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamada, Hideyuki Taga
  • Publication number: 20220028761
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes a semiconductor device having a gate runner extending in a first direction at an upper surface of the semiconductor device, and a metal wiring plate having a first bonding portion with a bonding surface to which the upper surface of the semiconductor device is bonded via a first bonding material. The first bonding portion has a plurality of first protrusions at the bonding surface. Each first protrusion protrudes toward the semiconductor device, and is provided in a position away from the gate runner by a first distance in a plan view of the semiconductor module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru YAMADA, Takafumi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11228975
    Abstract: A service control apparatus (20) according to the present disclosure includes: a communication unit (21) configured to receive a first communication pattern that defines a timing of communication between a service providing apparatus (30) and a communication terminal (10) from the service providing apparatus (30) and a second communication pattern that defines a timing of communication between a service providing apparatus (32) and the communication terminal (10) from the service providing apparatus (32); and a controller (22) configured to determine whether the first communication pattern and the second communication pattern indicate communication timings different from each other. When the first communication pattern and the second communication pattern indicate communication timings different from each other, the communication unit (21) transmits a message to the second service providing apparatus (32) requesting it to change its communication pattern to the first communication pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamada, Akira Kamei, Yumiko Okuyama, Kyoji Hirata, Masahiro Serizawa, Satoshi Hasegawa, Masashi Shimoma
  • Publication number: 20210317125
    Abstract: Provided are a novel compound having an antagonistic activity for the P2X7 receptor, and a pharmaceutical composition having an antagonistic activity for the P2X7 receptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji MASUDA, Shuichi SUGIYAMA, Toru YAMADA, Eiichi KOJIMA, Tomoyuki OGAWA, Naotake KOBAYASHI, Hiroyuki KAI
  • Patent number: 11129053
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problems of reduction of an operation guaranteed period and an operation failure of an entire system caused by the reduction of the operation guaranteed period or an operation stop of a specific device. The present invention includes a control unit that controls transmission of a triggering message to a terminal based on at least one of an identifier included in the triggering message for triggering the terminal and used to identify the terminal, and an identifier for identifying a group to which the terminal belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Akira Kamei, Masahiro Serizawa, Hotaka Sugano, Satoshi Hasegawa, Masashi Shimoma
  • Patent number: 11122460
    Abstract: An object is to provide a policy control system that can easily change a policy. A policy control system according to the present invention includes a PCRF entity (10) including a policy control unit (11) for determining a policy to be applied to a group including a plurality of wireless terminals according to environmental information changed at a specified timing and a PCEF entity (20) including a policy control execution unit (21) for applying the policy determined by the policy control unit (11) to communication related to the plurality of wireless terminals included in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoji Hirata, Toru Yamada, Masahiro Serizawa, Akira Kamei, Yumiko Okuyama, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20210274990
    Abstract: A rechargeable cleaner includes a body, a rechargeable battery, and a charger. The body is configured to generate suction power capable of sucking dust together with air using a motor. The rechargeable battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. The charger is configured to charge the battery at a charging rate of 3 C or higher and lower than 10 C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji MITSUI, Tadahiko KOBAYAKAWA, Takuya UMEMURA, Toru YAMADA, Mamoru SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20210261569
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound which has an effect of inhibiting amyloid ? production, especially an effect of inhibiting BACE1, and which is useful as a therapeutic or prophylactic agent for diseases induced by production, secretion and/or deposition of amyloid ? proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Syuhei YOSHIDA, Genta TADANO, Toru YAMADA, Takuya OGUMA, Ken-ichi KUSAKABE, Frederik ROMBOUTS, Antonio MISALE
  • Patent number: 11096609
    Abstract: Provided is a brain function measurement device capable of improving the reliability of brain function measurement using a simple configuration. The brain function measurement device includes light source probes LD2 and LD12 for irradiating the scalp of a test subject with light beams; linearly polarizing films P2 and P3 for polarizing the light beams emitted from the light source probes LD2 and LD12 in a first direction; a linearly polarizing film P1 for blocking components in the first direction of reflected light beams that are generated as the light beams emitted from the linearly polarizing film P2 and P3 are reflected by the hairs of the test subject; and a detection probe PD1 for detecting the intensity of a light beam that has passed through the linearly polarizing film P1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Toru Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210228041
    Abstract: A rechargeable cleaner includes a body, a rechargeable battery, a suction part, a handle part, and a power receiving coil. The body includes a motor configured to generate suction power capable of sucking dust together with air and a housing that houses the motor. The rechargeable battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. The suction part has a suction port capable of sucking dust together with air by the suction power generated by the motor. The handle part is disposed at the body and is capable of being gripped by an operator. The power receiving coil is disposed at a flat surface part of the housing facing the handle part. The power receiving coil charges the battery by induced power generated by an electric current flowing through a power transmitting coil of a charger disposed facing the power receiving coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210228040
    Abstract: A rechargeable cleaner includes a body, a rechargeable battery, a charger, and a body controller. The body is configured to generate suction power capable of sucking dust together with air using a motor. The rechargeable battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. The charger is configured to charge the battery. The body controller is disposed in the body. The body controller controls at least one of a charging current and a charging voltage based on cell voltage information indicating a cell voltage, cell temperature information indicating a cell temperature, and battery identification information for identifying the battery that are acquired from the battery, and based on charger identification information for identifying the charger acquired from the charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji MITSUI, Tadahiko KOBAYAKAWA, Takuya UMEMURA, Toru YAMADA, Mamoru SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20210219916
    Abstract: The problem is to provide a probe holder for fixing, using a simple configuration, a plurality of probes in a state in which the positional relationships of the probes are defined. To solve the problem, provided is a probe holder for holding probes for emitting or detecting light and attaching the probes to the head of a subject, the probe holder including: a plurality of basic units each holding three of the probes with a single plate; and a plurality of couplers each linking a respective one of the three of the probes and adjacent probes to form a plurality of adjacent probes that are linked at a point equidistant from the plurality of adjacent probes, each probe in the plurality of adjacent probes being included in a different one of the plurality of basic units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventor: TORU YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11070986
    Abstract: This invention provides a communication processing system that appropriately manages total power consumption in a cell managed by a base station. The communication processing system includes a communication terminal, a base station, a plurality of relay stations that relay communication between the communication terminal and the base station, first measurers in the plurality of relay stations that measure strengths of first signals received from the base station, a second measurer in the communication terminal that measures strengths of second signals received from the plurality of relay stations, and selects a communication path with a smallest difference between strengths of a first signal a second signal in a plurality of communication paths on which the base station, the plurality of relay stations and the communication terminal are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kamei, Yumiko Okuyama, Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Masahiro Serizawa, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11066409
    Abstract: Provided are a novel compound having an antagonistic activity for the P2X7 receptor, and a pharmaceutical composition having an antagonistic activity for the P2X7 receptor. The compound represented by Formula (I): wherein the symbols are defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHIONOGI & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Masuda, Shuichi Sugiyama, Toru Yamada, Eiichi Kojima, Tomoyuki Ogawa, Naotake Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kai
  • Publication number: 20210145286
    Abstract: The problem is to level a plurality of data items obtained by functional near-infrared spectroscopy at different measurement locations into data having a best S/N ratio in a simple manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventor: Toru Yamada
  • Patent number: 11006368
    Abstract: This invention provides a communication processing system that reduces the power consumption of a remote UE associated with measurement of a strength of a received signal. The communication processing system includes a communication terminal, a base station, relay stations that relay communication between the communication terminal and the base station, a measurer that measures, in the communication terminal, a strength of a signal received from one of the relay stations, and a controller that controls to reselect another of the relay stations if the measured strength of the received signal is smaller than a first threshold, and reduce a count of measuring the strength of the received signal by the measurer if the measured strength of the received signal is larger than the second threshold which is larger than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kamei, Yumiko Okuyama, Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Masahiro Serizawa, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10985836
    Abstract: This invention provides a communication processing system that stably efficiently uses a resource in a cell managed by a base station. The communication processing system includes a communication terminal, a base station, a plurality of relay stations that relay communication between the communication terminal and the base station, a measurer in the communication terminal that measures strengths of received signals from the plurality of relay stations, and a selector in the base station that selects a relay station that connects the base station and the communication terminal, based on a comparison result of at least one capability of capabilities had by each of the plurality of relay stations, when there exist a plurality of relay stations whose strengths of received signals are more than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kamei, Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Yumiko Okuyama, Masahiro Serizawa, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa