Patents by Inventor Yasutaka Kono

Yasutaka Kono 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: 11377091
    Abstract: In a vehicle condition in which an engine rotation speed is likely to exceed a maximum rotation speed, since supercharging by a supercharger is curbed, it is possible to curb an increase in an engine torque. Even when the engine rotation speed exceeds the maximum rotation speed, the engine rotation speed is made less likely to increase by control of decreasing the engine torque. In a vehicle condition in which the engine rotation speed is less likely to exceed the maximum rotation speed, since a supercharging pressure becomes relatively high, it becomes easier to secure power performance. Accordingly, it is possible to curb a decrease in power performance due to curbing of supercharging and to prevent an engine from falling into a high-rotation state in which the engine rotation speed exceeds the maximum rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tooru Matsubara, Atsushi Tabata, Koichi Okuda, Yasutaka Tsuchida, Keisuke Omuro, Tetsuya Kono
  • Patent number: 11310166
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that can perform appropriate resource allocation to systems such as chat bots and back-end-systems even when a user is engaged in conversations (such as text messages and speech messages) unrelated to service menus, without increasing the resources of the chat bots and back-end-systems. Means are provided for determining the allocation of chat bot and back-end-system resources based on the number of conversations associated with the service menu and the number of conversations unrelated to the service menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Kono
  • Publication number: 20210392086
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that can perform appropriate resource allocation to systems such as chat bots and back-end-systems even when a user is engaged in conversations (such as text messages and speech messages) unrelated to service menus, without increasing the resources of the chat bots and back-end-systems. Means are provided for determining the allocation of chat bot and back-end-system resources based on the number of conversations associated with the service menu and the number of conversations unrelated to the service menu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventor: Yasutaka KONO
  • Publication number: 20210232950
    Abstract: An information processing system includes performing inference by inputting data to one or more inference models, evaluating inference accuracy of inference units, generating a new inference model by training data input to a first inference unit when degradation of the inference accuracy is detected in the first inference unit, determining a factor of the degradation of the inference accuracy, and determining whether or not the new inference model is applied to a second inference unit other than the first inference unit on the basis that the determined factor is a change of an effective feature amount of the inference model or the trend change of the data input to the first inference unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventor: Yasutaka KONO
  • Publication number: 20200303744
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a lithium secondary battery having excellent battery characteristics and an electrode materializing the battery, by making it easy for an electrolyte solution or a solid electrolyte being an ionic conductor to penetrate between active materials even under a low porosity condition, in a technique for raising the electrode density by making the porosity of the electrode low in order to raise the energy density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: NEC ENERGY DEVICES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuukou KATOU, Yasutaka KONO
  • Patent number: 10749179
    Abstract: A graphite-based negative electrode active material including a first graphite particle being spheroidized and a second graphite particle having a roundness lower than the roundness of the first graphite particle, wherein the content of the second graphite particle based on the sum of the first graphite particle and the second graphite particle is in the range of 1 to 30% by mass, the ratio of a median particle diameter (D50) to a particle diameter at 5 cumulative % (D5), D50/D5, in a cumulative distribution of the first graphite particle is smaller than the ratio of a median particle diameter (D50) to a particle diameter at 5 cumulative % (D5), D50/D5, in a cumulative distribution of the second graphite particle, and the tap density in saturation of the particle mixture of the first graphite particle and the second graphite particle is higher than both the tap density in saturation of the first graphite particle and the tap density in saturation of the second graphite particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ENVISION AESC ENERGY DEVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Kouzou Takeda, Hiroo Takahashi, Yasutaka Kono
  • Patent number: 10673730
    Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to systems and methods for using and updating performance thresholds based on application characteristics. Example implementations compare monitored performance metrics with thresholds having similar application characteristics as the one monitored. Example implementations further manage remediation plans to solve performance issues based on application characteristics. In example implementations, management software retrieves existing plans created for similar situations in response to an issued alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Kono
  • Patent number: 10622674
    Abstract: A polymer gel electrolyte containing at least a lithium salt and an aprotic solvent, in which an amorphous polymer layer is formed on the surface of an electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Envision AESC Energy Devices Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinako Kaneko, Yasutaka Kono, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10564952
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses described herein are directed to a management program that manages IT infrastructures and deploys applications on them while taking the maturity level of the applications into consideration. Example implementations also involve a management program that modifies configurations of IT resources while considering the maturity level and usage frequency of the application during application resizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Kono
  • Publication number: 20190273246
    Abstract: An electrode for a lithium-ion battery (100) of the present invention is a high-density electrode for a lithium-ion battery (100) including a collector layer (101), and a negative electrode active material layer (103) which is provided on at least one surface of the collector layer (101) and includes a negative electrode active material, a water-based binder resin, a thickener, and a conductive auxiliary agent, in which a density of the negative electrode active material layer (103) is equal to or more than 1.55 g/cm3, and an electrolytic solution soaking time into an electrode, which is measured using the following method 1, is equal to or longer than 10 seconds and equal to or shorter than 55 seconds. (Method 1: In a temperature environment of 25° C., 5 ?L of an electrolytic solution obtained by dissolving LiPF6 as an electrolyte in a solvent mixture of ethylene carbonate and diethyl carbonate (a volume ratio between ethylene carbonate and diethyl carbonate is 3:7) so as to obtain a concentration of 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: NEC ENERGY DEVICES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka KONO
  • Publication number: 20190050214
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses described herein are directed to a management program that manages IT infrastructures and deploys applications on them while taking the maturity level of the applications into consideration. Example implementations also involve a management program that modifies configurations of IT resources while considering the maturity level and usage frequency of the application during application resizing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Yasutaka KONO
  • Patent number: 10180798
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention is directed to a management server coupled to a first storage array which executes a given function and coupled to a plurality of second storage arrays. The management server comprises: a memory being configured to store information of hardware configurations of the plurality of second storage arrays and to store information of one or more configuration patterns which realize the given function using a plurality of storage arrays, the plurality of storage arrays including zero or more first storage arrays and zero or more second storage arrays; and a processor, in response to receipt of a request to create configuration for the given function on the plurality of second storage arrays, being configured to select at least one configuration pattern, of the one or more configuration patterns, which can be realized by the hardware configurations of the plurality of second storage arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Kono
  • Patent number: 10152343
    Abstract: In example implementations, when a management program deploys new virtual machines, the management program may identify candidate virtual machines for replacement, score the possibilities of replacement and relate the new virtual machines to candidate virtual machines if it determines the probability of replacement is high. The management program may also migrate virtual machines and storage volumes used by the virtual machines to other physical servers and storage arrays by related pairs of virtual machines. The management program may also inherit management policies from existing virtual machines being replaced and leverage them to manage new virtual machines, which replace the existing virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Kono
  • Publication number: 20180267713
    Abstract: Example implementations are directed to systems and methods for how an application defines storage infrastructure. Such example implementations described herein may be used by application programmers to develop applications quickly and flexibly, without having to communicate with storage administrators to make storage infrastructure changes. In an example implementation, there is an application configured to perform storage management operations that change the storage resources allocated to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Hideo SAITO, Keisuke HATASAKI, Yasutaka KONO, Yukinori SAKASHITA
  • Patent number: 10069906
    Abstract: A management computer comprises: a memory configured to store server information identifying functionalities which can be executed by each of a plurality of servers and applications running on each of the servers, and storage system information identifying functionalities which can be executed by each of a plurality of storage systems and application data stored in each of the storage systems; and a processor configured to: select a server, in which an application is to be deployed, from the plurality of servers, and a storage system, on which a volume either contains data to be used to deploy the application or maps to another volume that contains the data to be used to deploy the application, from the plurality of storage systems, based on the server information and the storage system information, and request to deploy the application on the selected server and create the volume on the selected storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Kono, Hironori Emaru
  • Publication number: 20180233735
    Abstract: A method for producing a negative electrode for a lithium ion secondary battery, the negative electrode comprising a current collector, and a negative electrode active material layer disposed on the current collector, the method comprises: preparing a slurry comprising a negative electrode active material, a binder, a water-soluble polymeric thickener, and an aqueous solvent; and forming a coating layer to be used as the negative electrode active material layer by applying the slurry on the current collector and drying the slurry for removing the aqueous solvent, and the preparing a slurry comprises: preparing a dispersion comprising the water-soluble polymeric thickener dissolved and an acrylic binder dispersed; and preparing and stirring a mixture comprising a powder material comprising the negative electrode active material, and the dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: NEC ENERGY DEVICES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka KONO
  • Publication number: 20180234327
    Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to systems and methods for using and updating performance thresholds based on application characteristics. Example implementations compare monitored performance metrics with thresholds having similar application characteristics as the one monitored. Example implementations further manage remediation plans to solve performance issues based on application characteristics. In example implementations, management software retrieves existing plans created for similar situations in response to an issued alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Yasutaka KONO
  • Publication number: 20170351528
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide method and apparatus for deploying new systems agilely without preventing stable operation of existing IT systems. In one embodiment, a management computer is coupled to a first system. The management computer includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured, in receipt of a request to deploy a second system which will issue an access to the first system, to create a constraint which limits the access to the first system issued by the second system, and deploy the second system, to which the created constraint is set, to operate the second system with the created constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka KONO
  • Publication number: 20170324115
    Abstract: A polymer gel electrolyte containing at least a lithium salt and an aprotic solvent, in which an amorphous polymer layer is formed on the surface of an electrode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: NEC ENERGY DEVICES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinako KANEKO, Yasutaka KONO, Takayuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9793575
    Abstract: A polymer gel electrolyte containing at least a lithium salt and an aprotic solvent, in which an amorphous polymer layer is formed on the surface of an electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: NEC ENERGY DEVICES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinako Kaneko, Yasutaka Kono, Takayuki Suzuki