Patents by Inventor Toru Yano

Toru Yano 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: 20210284209
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a processor. The processor is configured to detect a state of a device by applying device information on the device to a state detection model generated based on past device information on the device and characteristic information indicating characteristics of a moving body equipped with the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Sayaka AKIYAMA, Toru YANO
  • Publication number: 20210269644
    Abstract: Provided is an exfoliated layered substance that has favorable dispersibility when added to a resin or the like and has an effect of significantly improving the properties of the resin or the like. There is provided a composite material in which the surface of an exfoliated layered substance is coated with a coating substance, wherein the coating substance is at least one substance selected from the group consisting of an antioxidant, a UV absorber, a hindered amine light stabilizer, a flame retardant, a plasticizer, a lubricant, a surfactant, a polyoxypropylene compound, a radically polymerized polymer having a hydrophilic unit and a hydrophobic unit, a process oil, and a quaternary ammonium salt compound, and the coating substance is contained in an amount of 0.1 to 100 parts by mass, with respect to 100 parts by mass of the exfoliated layered substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hideyuki YOKOTA, Yuta NOHARA, Tomoaki SAIKI, Ryo TANIUCHI, Toru YANO
  • Publication number: 20210269650
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a composite material in which the dispersibility of an exfoliated layered substance in a resin or the like is improved and with which a synthetic resin having significantly improved properties, such as impact resistance, can be obtained. A method for producing a composite material including an exfoliated layered substance and a coating substance coating a surface of the exfoliated layered substance includes a disintegrating step of disintegrating secondary particles of an exfoliated layered substance in a solution containing a coating substance, or a method for producing a composite material including an exfoliated layered substance and a coating substance coating a surface of the exfoliated layered substance includes a disintegrating step of disintegrating secondary particles of an exfoliated layered substance in a solvent and a dissolving step of dissolving a coating substance in a dispersion containing the exfoliated layered substance that has been disintegrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoaki SAIKI, Ryo TANIUCHI, Yuta NOHARA, Hikaru TATEISHI, Hideyuki YOKOTA, Toru YANO
  • Publication number: 20210221689
    Abstract: Provided is a composite material that has improved dispersibility of an exfoliated layered substance in a resin or the like and can thus significantly improve the properties, such as impact resistance, of a synthetic resin. A composite material in which the surface of an exfoliated layered substance is coated with a compound having a reactive group, wherein the compound having a reactive group is a compound having at least one reactive group selected from the group consisting of an epoxy group, an oxetanyl group, an isocyanate group, an acrylic group, a methacrylic group, a vinyl ether group, a vinyl ester group, and a hydrolyzable silyl group, and the compound having a reactive group is contained in an amount of 0.1 to 100 parts by mass, with respect to 100 parts by mass of the exfoliated layered substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoaki SAIKI, Hideyuki YOKOTA, Ryo TANIUCHI, Toru YANO
  • Patent number: 10941950
    Abstract: An air conditioning control device as an aspect of the present invention includes a processor configured to execute a program to provide at least a control period calculator and a control instructor. The control period calculator calculates, based on control history about control over an air conditioning device and operation history about operations of the air conditioning device, a control period during which the control is maintained. The control instructor gives an instruction to the air conditioning device to cause the control to be maintained until the control period elapses after start of the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ryosuke Takeuchi, Toru Yano
  • Patent number: 10734684
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nonaqueous secondary battery having a nonaqueous electrolyte containing a lithium salt dissolved in an organic solvent, in which the positive electrode active material is preferably a manganese-containing, lithium transition metal oxide salt. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains at least one compound of general formula (1), preferably at least one compound of general formula (1?). The content of the compound of formula (1) or (1?) in the nonaqueous electrolyte is preferably 0.001 to 10 mass %. The symbols in formulae (1) and (1?) are as defined in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Nohara, Kenji Kakiage, Tomofumi Yokomizo, Hiroaki Watanabe, Yohei Aoyama, Toru Yano
  • Publication number: 20190137131
    Abstract: An air conditioning performance estimation device includes a processor, a data estimator, and a heat quantity estimator. The processor is configured to extract data to be used for estimating a generated heat quantity among indoor equipment data which is data relating to input/output of indoor equipment, and perform processing of converting the extracted data into a format used for estimating the generated heat quantity. The data estimator is configured to estimate unacquired data from acquired data, the acquired data being different from the unacquired data, in a case where there is the unacquired data that is data not included in the indoor equipment data among data used for estimating the generated heat quantity. And the heat quantity estimator is configured to estimate the generated heat quantity on a basis of the acquired data and the estimated data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Miho SAKO, Toru YANO, Hisaaki HATANO, Hideyuki AISU
  • Patent number: 10096858
    Abstract: Provided are a nonaqueous electrolyte excellent in the prevention of overcharge and capable of retaining a small internal resistance and a high electrical capacity even after charge/discharge cycles and a nonaqueous secondary battery using the same. Specifically, the nonaqueous electrolyte is a lithium salt solution in an organic solvent and contains at least one compound having general formula (1), and the nonaqueous secondary battery includes a negative electrode capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium, a positive electrode containing a transition metal and lithium, and the nonaqueous electrolyte. The details of formula (1) are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yokomizo, Toru Yano, Hiroaki Watanabe, Yohei Aoyama, Tomomi Seri, Yuta Nohara
  • Publication number: 20180226683
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nonaqueous secondary battery having a nonaqueous electrolyte containing a lithium salt dissolved in an organic solvent, in which the positive electrode active material is preferably a manganese-containing, lithium transition metal oxide salt. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains at least one compound of general formula (1), preferably at least one compound of general formula (1?). The content of the compound of formula (1) or (1?) in the nonaqueous electrolyte is preferably 0.001 to 10 mass %. The symbols in formulae (1) and (1?) are as defined in the description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Yuta NOHARA, Kenji KAKIAGE, Tomofumi YOKOMIZO, Hiroaki WATANABE, Yohei AOYAMA, Toru YANO
  • Patent number: 9818551
    Abstract: Provided are an additive for an electrolytic composition which can suppress the decrease of a short-circuit current and improve an open circuit voltage as compared to the case when conventional 4-TBpy is used as an additive for an electrolytic composition, and an electrolytic composition using this additive and a dye-sensitized solar cell. The additive for an electrolytic composition for use in a dye-sensitized solar cell contains a pyridine derivative having a pyridine ring into which an alkylsilyl group is introduced, and it is preferable that this pyridine derivative has an alkylsilyl group at the 4-position of the pyridine ring, and it is more preferable that the pyridine derivative is 4-(trimethylsilyl) pyridine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Hanaya, Kenji Kakiage, Masafumi Unno, Toru Yano, Kensaku Akimoto, Koichi Sakamaki
  • Patent number: 9812263
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel compound represented by formula (1) below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Hanaya, Kenji Kakiage, Masafumi Unno, Yohei Aoyama, Toru Yano, Daisuke Sawamoto, Hiroyuki Osada
  • Patent number: 9805879
    Abstract: A dye-sensitized solar cell including a working electrode having a photocatalytic film, a counter electrode, and an electrolyte-containing layer or solid charge-transfer layer containing a basic compound, wherein the photocatalytic film includes an oxide semiconductor layer containing a dye compound represented by the following formula (1), wherein Y is an optionally substituted hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms and having —CO—NR4— or —SO2—NR4— in the group, or a direct bond, Z is a conjugated group, R1, R2, and R3 each represent an optionally substituted hydrocarbon group or an optionally substituted hydrocarbonoxy group, at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is an optionally substituted hydrocarbonoxy group, and R4 represents a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensaku Akimoto, Toru Yano, Koichi Sakamaki
  • Publication number: 20170254554
    Abstract: An air conditioning control device as an aspect of the present invention includes a processor configured to execute a program to provide at least a control period calculator and a control instructor. The control period calculator calculates, based on control history about control over an air conditioning device and operation history about operations of the air conditioning device, a control period during which the control is maintained. The control instructor gives an instruction to the air conditioning device to cause the control to be maintained until the control period elapses after start of the control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Ryosuke TAKEUCHI, Toru YANO
  • Publication number: 20170139384
    Abstract: A recommendation apparatus according to the embodiments of the present invention includes a history acquirer, a matching information calculator, and a recommender. The history acquirer acquires an activity history of a user. The matching information calculator calculates first matching information for the activity history of a pre-condition defined based on an activity of the user, regarding a control rule including the pre-condition and a post-condition indicating content of control performed for a device, the control rule defining to perform the control indicated by the post-condition when the pre-condition is established. The recommender generates recommendation information of the control rule for the user according to the first matching information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ryosuke TAKEUCHI, Shuichiro IMAHARA, Toru YANO
  • Publication number: 20160336621
    Abstract: Provided are a nonaqueous electrolyte excellent in the prevention of overcharge and capable of retaining a small internal resistance and a high electrical capacity even after charge/discharge cycles and a nonaqueous secondary battery using the same. Specifically, the nonaqueous electrolyte is a lithium salt solution in an organic solvent and contains at least one compound having general formula (1), and the nonaqueous secondary battery includes a negative electrode capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium, a positive electrode containing a transition metal and lithium, and the nonaqueous electrolyte. The details of formula (1) are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Tomofumi YOKOMIZO, Toru YANO, Hiroaki WATANABE, Yohei AOYAMA, Tomomi SERI, Yuta NOHARA
  • Publication number: 20160321564
    Abstract: An operational parameter value learning device according to one embodiment learns an operational parameter value of a device for each of users. A calculator is configured to calculate a duration time during which the device is estimated to have operated at each operational parameter value for each of the users based on history information including at least one of: behavior states of the users, an environmental state, and an operational state of the device. A selector is configured to calculate a continuation probability feature amount according to which the device continues an operation at each operational parameter value in each duration time for each of the users on a basis of the duration time calculated by calculator and selects the operational parameter value based on the calculated continuation probability feature amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Shuichiro IMAHARA, Toru YANO, Ryosuke TAKEUCHI, Yoshiyuki SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9475991
    Abstract: Provided are a polymerizable liquid crystal composition, a coating material, a medium, and a polarizing device each produced using a polymerizable liquid crystal compound and a colorant and each capable of producing polarized light suitable for polarizing devices, and also a novel naphtholactam derivative, a novel coumarin derivative, a novel Nile Red derivative, and a novel anthracene derivative each suitable for use as the colorant. Specifically provided are a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing (A) at least one liquid crystal compound having a polymerizable functional group, (B) at least one colorant, and (C) a polymerization initiator, and a novel naphtholactam derivative of formula (IV?), a novel coumarin derivative of formula (VI?), a novel Nile Red derivative of formula (VII?), and a novel anthracene derivative of formula (VIII?) each suitable for use as the colorant (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Kubota, Masatomi Irisawa, Toru Yano, Ken Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9450119
    Abstract: Disclosed is a p-type organic semiconductive material that is easy to produce and that has a high planarity in its polymer skeleton, and also provides a photoelectric conversion material, a photoelectric conversion layer, a photoelectric conversion element, and an organic thin film solar cell each having high photoelectric conversion efficiency and using the p-type organic semiconductive material. Specifically, the invention provides a bibenzo[b]furan compound having at least one constitutional unit represented by the following formula (1) or (2), as well as a photoelectric conversion material, a photoelectric conversion layer, a photoelectric conversion element, and an organic thin film solar cell each using that compound for a p-type organic semiconductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mineki Hasegawa, Toru Yano, Ryo Taniuchi
  • Patent number: 9424999
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device that includes a work electrode, an opposed electrode, and an electrolyte-containing layer. In the work electrode, a metal oxide semiconductor layer supporting a dye is provided. The dye contains a cyanine compound that has a methine chain, an indolenine skeleton bonded with both ends of the methine chain, and anchor groups introduced to a nitrogen atom included in the indolenine skeleton. Electron injection efficiency to the metal oxide semiconductor layer is improved, and the dye is hardly exfoliated from the metal oxide semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junji Tanabe, Atsushi Monden, Masahiro Shinkai, Mitsuhiro Okada, Toru Yano, Yohei Aoyama, Yusuke Kubota
  • Publication number: 20160211085
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel compound represented by formula (1) below. In the formula, A represents an optionally substituted aromatic hydrocarbon ring or aromatic heterocyclic group, B represents a group including a chain of one to four pieces of one or more groups selected from groups represented by specific formulae (B-1) to (B-13) (such as —C?C— or —N?N—, specifically see the description), R1 to R3 each represent an optionally substituted hydrocarbon or hydrocarbonoxy group, at least one of R1 to R3 represents an optionally substituted hydrocarbonoxy group, R4 and R5 each represent an optionally substituted hydrocarbon group, R4 and R5 may be linked together to form a ring, and R4 and R5 may be each independently linked with A to form a ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Minoru HANAYA, Kenji KAKIAGE, Masafumi UNNO, Yohei AOYAMA, Toru YANO, Daisuke SAWAMOTO, Hiroyuki OSADA