Patents by Inventor YUTO HIDAKA

YUTO HIDAKA 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: 10581432
    Abstract: A level shift circuit which comprises a voltage applying part configured to apply predetermined voltage to a first node intermittently. An input part receives an input signal and applies reference voltage to a second node when a signal level of the input signal is equal to a first voltage level. A switching part connects the second node and the first node with each other during the voltage applying part does not apply the predetermined voltage to the first node. The switching part cuts off the connection between the second node and the first node during the voltage applying part applies the predetermined voltage to the first node. An inverter provides a phase-inverted signal of the signal given to the first node as an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuto Hidaka
  • Patent number: 10477652
    Abstract: An operating device includes a display, a detector and a determiner. When the detector detects a designated position, the determiner determines whether or not a position corresponding to the designated position in a first layer is within a display region by first image data. When the position is within the display region, the determiner determines that the display region by the first image data is chosen. When the position is not in the display region, the determiner determines whether or not a position corresponding to the designated position in a second layer is within a display region by second image data. When the position in the second layer is within the display region by the second image data, the determiner determines that the display region by the second image data is chosen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugawara, Yuto Hidaka
  • Patent number: 10436154
    Abstract: In a control device of an internal-combustion engine according to the disclosure, an intake throttle valve (25) for adjusting an EGR valve differential pressure (?PEGR) is provided, an EGR valve upstream pressure (PEGR0) is estimated by using a target fresh air amount (GAIRCMD) (step 6), a target differential pressure (?PEGRCMD) is set to a smaller value as the target fresh air amount (GAIRCMD) becomes smaller (FIG. 5), and a difference between the EGR valve upstream pressure (PEGR0) and the target differential pressure (?PEGRCMD) is set as a target valve downstream pressure (P1CMD) (step 7). By using the target fresh air amount (GAIRCMD), the EGR valve upstream pressure (PEGR0), and the target valve downstream pressure (P1CMD), the target EGR valve opening degree (LEGRCMD) is set (step 23), and an EGR valve (43) is controlled based on the target EGR valve opening degree (step 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Ueno, Noritaka Kimura, Kosuke Ihara, Yuto Katori, Hajime Uto, Yosuke Yamada, Masashi Hidaka
  • Publication number: 20190235046
    Abstract: A pairing method for determining communication partners among luminaires and wireless interface (IF) devices, including: generating provisional pairing data by assigning provisional addresses to the luminaires and the wireless IF devices indicated on the layout map and by associating the provisional addresses assigned to the wireless IF devices with the provisional addresses assigned to the luminaires in a one-to-many relationship; in a hardware installation phase in which the luminaires and the wireless IF devices are installed in accordance with the layout map, generating final pairing data by associating the provisional addresses in the provisional pairing data with pre-assigned actual addresses; and notifying the luminaires and the wireless IF devices of each of the actual addresses each is associated with in the final pairing data, and causing the luminaires and the wireless IF devices to store, as an actual address of a communication partner, each of the notified actual addresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi SUGAWARA, Yuto HIDAKA
  • Patent number: 10314149
    Abstract: A lighting control device that controls the lighting state of a luminaire is provided. The lighting control device includes a storage that stores control information for sequentially changing the lighting state of the luminaire, a detector that detects an operation of a remote controller that remotely operates the lighting state of the luminaire, and a controller that controls the lighting state of the luminaire based on the control information. The control information includes first scene information for a current lighting state and second scene information for a next lighting state. Each time the detector detects an operation of the remote controller, the controller changes the lighting state of the luminaire from the current lighting state to the next lighting state indicated in the second scene information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuto Hidaka, Hiroshi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20190103871
    Abstract: A level shift circuit which comprises a voltage applying part configured to apply predetermined voltage to a first node intermittently. An input part receives an input signal and applies reference voltage to a second node when a signal level of the input signal is equal to a first voltage level. A switching part connects the second node and the first node with each other during the voltage applying part does not apply the predetermined voltage to the first node. The switching part cuts off the connection between the second node and the first node during the voltage applying part applies the predetermined voltage to the first node. An inverter provides a phase-inverted signal of the signal given to the first node as an output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuto HIDAKA
  • Patent number: 10201060
    Abstract: A communication address setting method for setting, in an operation terminal, communication addresses of a plurality of lighting devices. The communication address setting method includes: displaying a plurality of icons in a set order, on a screen of the operation terminal, the plurality of icons corresponding to a positional relationship of the plurality of lighting devices; and obtaining a communication address from each of the plurality of lighting devices, associating the plurality of icons in the set order with the communication addresses in an order of the obtaining, and displaying a state of the associating on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuto Hidaka, Hiroshi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20190008024
    Abstract: Access devices broadcast a first command signal, and each of luminaires transmits first information as a reply to access devices. The first information includes identification information of the luminaire and a radio field intensity of the first command signal. After receiving plural pieces of the first information, each access device transmits second information to an illumination controller. The second information includes identification information of the access device and the plural pieces of the first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Yuto HIDAKA
  • Patent number: 10172220
    Abstract: Access devices broadcast a first command signal, and each of luminaires transmits first information as a reply to access devices. The first information includes identification information of the luminaire and a radio field intensity of the first command signal. After receiving plural pieces of the first information, each access device transmits second information to an illumination controller. The second information includes identification information of the access device and the plural pieces of the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuto Hidaka
  • Patent number: 10154573
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting system which includes: luminaires; a controller which manages the luminaires; and interfaces which relay communication between the luminaires and the controller, and groups the luminaires into groups. The interface has one or more ports to each of which corresponding one or more of the luminaires are connected. The controller receives a selection of one of a first option for grouping, into a group, one or more sets of luminaires connected respectively to one or more interfaces included in the interfaces or a second option for grouping, into a group, one or more sets of luminaires connected respectively to one or more ports included in the plurality of ports of the interfaces. The controller determines that the grouping is performed according to the one of the first and second options selected in the receiving; and displays information indicating a result of the grouping on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuto Hidaka, Hiroshi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20180288859
    Abstract: A lighting control device that controls the lighting state of a luminaire is provided. The lighting control device includes a storage that stores control information for sequentially changing the lighting state of the luminaire, a detector that detects an operation of a remote controller that remotely operates the lighting state of the luminaire, and a controller that controls the lighting state of the luminaire based on the control information. The control information includes first scene information for a current lighting state and second scene information for a next lighting state. Each time the detector detects an operation of the remote controller, the controller changes the lighting state of the luminaire from the current lighting state to the next lighting state indicated in the second scene information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yuto HIDAKA, Hiroshi SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20180242418
    Abstract: A lighting control device is provided that controls luminaires in respective rooms via respective controllers. The lighting control device includes: a storage unit that stores association information in which names (e.g., room names) are associated with SSIDs of the controllers; a communication unit that connects to and transmits and receives information to and from one of the controllers; a display unit that displays names included in the association information in a manner to be selectable; a receiving unit that receives an input from a user including a selection input of a name selected from the names displayed; and a processing unit that, when the receiving unit receives the selection input of the name, executes a predetermined process relating to wireless connection with one of the controllers using the SSID associated in the association information with the name specified by the selection input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventor: Yuto HIDAKA
  • Patent number: 10057956
    Abstract: A lighting control device is provided that controls luminaires in respective rooms via respective controllers. The lighting control device includes: a storage unit that stores association information in which names (e.g., room names) are associated with SSIDs of the controllers; a communication unit that connects to and transmits and receives information to and from one of the controllers; a display unit that displays names included in the association information in a manner to be selectable; a receiving unit that receives an input from a user including a selection input of a name selected from the names displayed; and a processing unit that, when the receiving unit receives the selection input of the name, executes a predetermined process relating to wireless connection with one of the controllers using the SSID associated in the association information with the name specified by the selection input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuto Hidaka
  • Patent number: 9980346
    Abstract: A lighting setting apparatus which is used to set lighting modes in a plurality of luminaires installed in a space includes: a storage which stores a lighting setting image indicating the entirety of an illumination area of the luminaires in the predetermined space and luminaire position information indicating the positions of the luminaires in the space; an input receiver which receives a user input regarding use of the lighting setting image; and a lighting setter which obtains the target pixel values of target pixels that are of the lighting setting image for which the input regarding the use has been received and that are located correspondingly to the positions of the luminaires indicated by the luminaire position information, determines, based on the obtained target pixel values, a lighting setting value for at least one of dimming or toning of the luminaires, and outputs the lighting setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuto Hidaka, Hiroshi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20180092193
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting system which includes: luminaires; a controller which manages the luminaires; and interfaces which relay communication between the luminaires and the controller, and groups the luminaires into groups. The interface has one or more ports to each of which corresponding one or more of the luminaires are connected. The controller receives a selection of one of a first option for grouping, into a group, one or more sets of luminaires connected respectively to one or more interfaces included in the interfaces or a second option for grouping, into a group, one or more sets of luminaires connected respectively to one or more ports included in the plurality of ports of the interfaces. The controller determines that the grouping is performed according to the one of the first and second options selected in the receiving; and displays information indicating a result of the grouping on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Yuto HIDAKA, Hiroshi SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20180092187
    Abstract: A lighting setting apparatus which is used to set lighting modes in a plurality of luminaires installed in a space includes: a storage which stores a lighting setting image indicating the entirety of an illumination area of the luminaires in the predetermined space and luminaire position information indicating the positions of the luminaires in the space; an input receiver which receives a user input regarding use of the lighting setting image; and a lighting setter which obtains the target pixel values of target pixels that are of the lighting setting image for which the input regarding the use has been received and that are located correspondingly to the positions of the luminaires indicated by the luminaire position information, determines, based on the obtained target pixel values, a lighting setting value for at least one of dimming or toning of the luminaires, and outputs the lighting setting value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Yuto HIDAKA, Hiroshi SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20170359884
    Abstract: A communication address setting method for setting, in an operation terminal, communication addresses of a plurality of lighting devices. The communication address setting method includes: displaying a plurality of icons in a set order, on a screen of the operation terminal, the plurality of icons corresponding to a positional relationship of the plurality of lighting devices; and obtaining a communication address from each of the plurality of lighting devices, associating the plurality of icons in the set order with the communication addresses in an order of the obtaining, and displaying a state of the associating on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Yuto HIDAKA, Hiroshi SUGAWARA
  • Patent number: 9832848
    Abstract: A lighting system includes: a lighting device; a lighting controller; and a system controller. The system controller includes: a timer; a schedule storage for storing schedule information; a first communication circuit; and an instruction controller which causes a first communication circuit to transmit control information which includes an instruction associated with time indicated by a counter value. The lighting controller includes: a sensor which detects a person in a space where the lighting device is disposed, and brightness of the space; a second communication circuit; and a dimming controller which switches to one of modes that is indicated in the control information from another of the modes and executes the one of the modes, where the modes include (a) a human detection mode, (b) a brightness detection mode, and (c) a dimming level fixed mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuto Hidaka
  • Patent number: 9794998
    Abstract: A lighting system includes: a plurality of lighting devices; a controller; and a sensor which detects brightness of a region illuminated by at least two lighting devices among the plurality of lighting devices, wherein the controller includes a lighting controller operable in a plurality of operation modes, the plurality of operation modes include a sensor mode, and when the lighting controller obtains an instruction to operate in the sensor mode, the lighting controller performs (a) transition control for controlling the at least two lighting devices, by transmitting a transition instruction, to cause the at least two lighting devices to provide illumination at a predetermined dimming level, without using a result of detection by the sensor, and (b) dimming control for controlling the at least two lighting devices to cause the brightness indicated by the result of detection by the sensor to approach the target value, after transmitting the transition instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuto Hidaka, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Yuka Hatano
  • Publication number: 20170257933
    Abstract: An operating device includes a display, a detector and a determiner. When the detector detects a designated position, the determiner determines whether or not a position corresponding to the designated position in a first layer is within a display region by first image data. When the position is within the display region, the determiner determines that the display region by the first image data is chosen. When the position is not in the display region, the determiner determines whether or not a position corresponding to the designated position in a second layer is within a display region by second image data. When the position in the second layer is within the display region by the second image data, the determiner determines that the display region by the second image data is chosen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi SUGAWARA, Yuto HIDAKA