Patents by Inventor Yohei Takigawa

Yohei Takigawa 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: 12027988
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes: a reactor; a rectifier circuit that includes a first leg including switching elements connected in series and a second leg connected in parallel with the first leg, including switching elements connected in series; and a smoothing capacitor that smooths an output voltage of the rectifier circuit. The power conversion apparatus also includes an inverter that converts a direct-current voltage smoothed by the smoothing capacitor into a drive voltage for a motor and applies the drive voltage to the motor; a voltage detection unit that detects the direct-current voltage; and a control unit that controls operation of the rectifier circuit and the inverter. The control unit controls operations of the switching elements on the basis of an induced voltage induced in the motor and a detected value of the direct-current voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Takigawa, Keiichiro Shizu, Tomohiro Kutsuki
  • Publication number: 20240161354
    Abstract: A physical property map image generation apparatus performs: acquiring, for each pattern of a material, physical property information indicating a physical property quantity for each physical property of a product; and generating a self-organizing map and a physical property map image. A position in a map space and a physical property vector indicating a value related to a physical property quantity for each type of physical properties of the product are assigned to each node on the self-organizing map. On the physical property map image 40, each of the nodes arranged in the map space is represented by a color assigned to that node. For each node, each of two or three base color components of a color assigned to the node is determined based on a value that a physical property vector assigned to that node indicates for a physical property corresponding to that base color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicants: NEC Corporation, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Naoki KUWAMORI, Akihiro MUSA, Yohei TAKIGAWA, Yuka KAZAMA, Yoshihiko SATOU, Hiroaki KOBAYASHI, Gota KIKUGAWA, Tomonaga OKABE, Kazuhiko KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20240152664
    Abstract: A singular material detection apparatus (2000) acquires, for each of a plurality of materials (60), material specification information (10) representing material specifications of the material (60) and physical property information (20) indicating physical properties of a product (70) that can be generated by using the material (60). The singular material detection apparatus (2000) generates a self-organizing map (30) by using the physical property information (20). The singular material detection apparatus (2000) assigns each of pieces of material specification information (10) to one of nodes based on the physical property information (20) corresponding to that piece of the material specification information (10). Then, the singular material detection apparatus (2000) detects, from among the nodes to which the pieces of material specification information (10) are assigned, a singular node located at a singular position in a map space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicants: NEC CORPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Naoki KUWAMORI, Akihiro MUSA, Yohei TAKIGAWA, Yuka KAZAMA, Yoshihiko SATOU, Hiroaki KOBAYASHI, Gota KIKUGAWA, Tomonaga OKABE, Kazuhiko KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20240153158
    Abstract: A map image generation apparatus acquires material specification information representing a material specification of a material and physical property information representing a physical property of a product. The map image generation apparatus generates a self-organizing map by using the physical property information. A position in a map space, and a physical property vector indicating, for each of a plurality of types of physical properties of the product, a value related to a physical property quantity of the physical property are assigned to each of nodes on the self-organizing map. The map image generation apparatus assigns, by using the material specification information, a specification vector indicating a value related to the material specification to each of the nodes. The map image generation apparatus generates a map image in which the nodes are clustered or colored based on the specification vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicants: NEC CORPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Naoki KUWAMORI, Akihiro MUSA, Yohei TAKIGAWA, Yuka KAZAMA, Yoshihiko SATOU, Hiroaki KOBAYASHI, Gota KIKUGAWA, Tomonaga OKABE, Kazuhiko KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20230400216
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes an outdoor unit including a three-phase AC power supply, a compressor that compresses a refrigerant, and an inverter circuit that controls the compressor. The outdoor unit includes a driving microcomputer that drives the inverter circuit, a second diode bridge connected to the inverter circuit, a first relay disposed on a first wiring line, a second relay disposed on a third wiring line, an inrush-prevention resistor, and a third relay connected to the first wiring line and the inrush-prevention resistor. After the compressor stops, the driving microcomputer brings the first relay, the second relay, and the third relay into an off state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventor: Yohei TAKIGAWA
  • Publication number: 20230090386
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes: a reactor; a rectifier circuit that includes a first leg including switching elements connected in series and a second leg connected in parallel with the first leg, including switching elements connected in series; and a smoothing capacitor that smooths an output voltage of the rectifier circuit. The power conversion apparatus also includes an inverter that converts a direct-current voltage smoothed by the smoothing capacitor into a drive voltage for a motor and applies the drive voltage to the motor; a voltage detection unit that detects the direct-current voltage; and a control unit that controls operation of the rectifier circuit and the inverter. The control unit controls operations of the switching elements on the basis of an induced voltage induced in the motor and a detected value of the direct-current voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Yohei TAKIGAWA, Keiichiro SHIZU, Tomohiro KUTSUKI
  • Patent number: 9574251
    Abstract: A method of producing a sintered ore includes charging a sintering raw material containing a powder ore and a carbonaceous material onto a circulatory moving pallet to form a charged layer, igniting the carbonaceous material on a surface of the charged layer, introducing air above the charged layer containing a gaseous fuel diluted to not more than a lower limit of combustion concentration with wind boxes arranged below the pallet into the charged layer by suction, and combusting the gaseous fuel and the carbonaceous material in the charged layer, wherein more than 50% of a total supply of the gaseous fuel is supplied in a front ½ portion of a region supplying the gaseous fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Iwami, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Koichi Nushiro, Yohei Takigawa
  • Publication number: 20150167115
    Abstract: A method of producing a sintered ore includes charging a sintering raw material containing a powder ore and a carbonaceous material onto a circulatory moving pallet to form a charged layer, igniting the carbonaceous material on a surface of the charged layer, introducing air above the charged layer containing a gaseous fuel diluted to not more than a lower limit of combustion concentration with wind boxes arranged below the pallet into the charged layer by suction, and combusting the gaseous fuel and the carbonaceous material in the charged layer, wherein more than 50% of a total supply of the gaseous fuel is supplied in a front ½ portion of a region supplying the gaseous fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Yuji Iwami, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Koichi Nushiro, Yohei Takigawa