Patents by Inventor Akihiko Watanabe

Akihiko Watanabe 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: 10869596
    Abstract: A light source device for endoscope includes: an irradiation portion capable of radiating excitation light; a rotating body provided on an optical axis of the excitation light and configured to rotate with a rotating shaft as a center; a phosphor arranged in an irradiation area of the excitation light, and configured to generate fluorescence by being irradiated with the excitation light; a light quantity control portion configured to control irradiation intensity or irradiation time of the excitation light; and a rotation control portion configured to rotate the rotating body at a predetermined speed when the excitation light is radiated with a first irradiation intensity or time and rotate the rotating body faster than the predetermined speed when reducing the irradiation intensity or the irradiation time of the excitation light is reduced in the irradiation intensity or time vis-a-vis the first ones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Tanaka, Yusuke Yabe, Tomoya Takahashi, Masaaki Watanabe, Susumu Hashimoto, Yasuo Komatsu, Manabu Yajima, Akihiko Mochida, Koji Omori
  • Publication number: 20200377046
    Abstract: A vehicle structure includes a first member that extends in a vehicle width direction, second members that extend in a front-back direction that are inserted in the front-back direction with respect to the first member, and third members that are arranged at end portions of the first member in the vehicle width direction and joined to the end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Toru HASHIMURA, Taiki YAMAKAWA, Yasuhiro MAEDA, Kenichi WATANABE, Junya NAITO, Akihiko TATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20200290335
    Abstract: Method of producing an image display device in which an image display member and light-transmitting cover member having principal surface portion and circumferential edge portion on which a light-shielding layer is formed with a step portion formed between the principal surface portion and the circumferential edge portion are laminated through light-transmitting resin layer formed from a liquid optical resin composition so a light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member is arranged to face the image display member, when a resin dispenser is moved from one end of the light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member toward the other end applying the liquid optical resin composition to the light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member, the application amount of optical resin composition is changed on the principal surface portion of the light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member and on the ligh
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi OGAWA, Akihiko WATANABE, Akira KONNO, Takashi ENDO, Masayuki TANI
  • Patent number: 10765439
    Abstract: Provided is a treatment method of being able to improve the obstruction of a biological lumen caused by stenosis of the biological lumen and the stagnation of a secretion. The treatment method includes a disposition step of disposing a dilation portion that can be dilated and deflated, and a collection portion, which is capable of removing a secretion S secreted from a biological lumen from a living body, in a stenosed site occurring in the biological lumen; a dilation step of widening the stenosed site after the disposition step by dilating the dilation portion in the stenosed site after the disposition step; and a removal step of removing the secretion from the living body by a removal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouhei Watanabe, Takayuki Mouri, Risa Hoshino, Akihiko Tarunaga
  • Publication number: 20200255343
    Abstract: A particulate material with a composition expressed by Ti2Alx (C(1-y)Ny)z (where “x” is more than 0.02, “y” is 0<“y”<1.0, and “z” is from 0.8 to 1.20), the particulate material comprising layers including gap layers providing an interlayer distance of from 0.59 nm to 0.70 nm within a crystal lattice; and/or with another composition expressed by Ti3Alx(C(1-y)Ny)z (where “x” is more than 0.02, “y” is 0<“y”<1.0, and “z” is from 1.80 to 2.60), the particulate material comprising layers including gap layers providing an interlayer distance of from 0.44 nm to 0.55 nm within a crystal lattice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: ADMATECHS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimitoshi SATO, Yusuke Watanabe, Nobutaka Tomita, Akihiko Suda, Tatsuo Fukano
  • Publication number: 20200256776
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a durometer enabling a contact portion in contact with an object to perform smooth piston motion. The durometer includes a main body unit including a movable unit pressed continuously against an object to be measured, a first sensor outputting acceleration information corresponding to an acceleration of movement of a contact part of the object to be measured in contact with the movable unit in a pressing direction, a second sensor outputting reactive force information corresponding to a reactive force at the contact part of the object to be measured in contact with the movable unit, a motor, a crank mechanism driven by the motor and causing the main body unit and the movable unit to perform piston motion, and at least one buffering member disposed on a periphery of the main body unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko KANDORI, Yuko SANO, Yuhua ZHANG, Shigemitsu ANDO, Mitsunobu WATANABE, MItsuo OKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200231507
    Abstract: A particulate material with a composition expressed by MaAlbXc in which “M” includes one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Cr, Zr, Nb, Mo, Hf and Ta and “X” includes C or one or more chemical structures selected from the group consisting of C(1.0?x)Nx (where “x” is 0<“x”?1.0), wherein: “a” is two or three; “b” is more than 0.02; and “c” is from 0.8 to 1.2 when “a” is two; or “c” is from 1.8 to 2.6 when “a” is 3. The particulate material has thicknesses whose average value is from 3.5 nm or more to 20 nm or less, and sizes, [{(longer sides)+(shorter sides)}/2], whose average value is from 50 nm or more to 300 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: ADMATECHS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimitoshi SATO, Yusuke WATANABE, Nobutaka TOMITA, Akihiko SUDA, Tatsuo FUKANO
  • Publication number: 20200222756
    Abstract: A training apparatus is capable of generating and presenting a suitable training menu for finger exercise to maintain or improve a cognitive function and/or an exercise function of a human and supporting training of the human. The training apparatus includes a measuring apparatus and a terminal device. Analysis evaluating data based on measurement of the finger exercise including finger tapping is obtained, and the analysis evaluating data contains an evaluation value of an index item related to an exercise function of a user. A training menu for the user is generated based on the analysis evaluating data and contains a training item for the finger exercise. The index item includes at least one of an amount of exercise, endurance, rhythmicity, cooperativeness of both sides, or marker trackability. The training item includes an exercise to carry out the finger tapping in accordance with teaching information, stimulation, or a marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yuko SANO, Ying YIN, Tomohiko MIZUGUCHI, Akihiko KANDORI, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10703081
    Abstract: Method of producing an image display device in which an image display member and light-transmitting cover member having principal surface portion and circumferential edge portion on which a light-shielding layer is formed with a step portion formed between the principal surface portion and the circumferential edge portion are laminated through light-transmitting resin layer formed from a liquid optical resin composition so a light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member is arranged to face the image display member, when a resin dispenser is moved from one end of the light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member toward the other end applying the liquid optical resin composition to the light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member, the application amount of optical resin composition is changed on the principal surface portion of the light-shielding layer formed surface of the light-transmitting cover member and on the ligh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Ogawa, Akihiko Watanabe, Akira Konno, Takashi Endo, Masayuki Tani
  • Patent number: 10653024
    Abstract: A door opening and closing mechanism includes: a door configured to open and close a front side opening of a housing, wherein an electronic device is housed in the housing and is exposed through the front side opening; and an accommodation mechanism configured to accommodate the door in the housing when the door is in open state. The accommodation mechanism includes: an opening and closing action unit configured to cause an opening action and a closing action of the door; and a retracting action unit configured to retract the opening and closing action unit into the housing so as to accommodate the door in the housing, when the door is brought in open state by the opening and closing action unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Watanabe, Akihiko Kodama, Noboru Shiozawa, Makoto Miwa, Shigenori Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10625980
    Abstract: An elevator device includes an operation control unit (18), a storage unit (22), a transmission unit (23), a determination unit (25), and a recovery unit (26). When an inspection operation is interrupted by the operation control unit (18), the transmission unit (23) transmits inspection data stored in the storage unit (22) to a plurality of specific devices (20). The determination unit (25) determines whether or not recovery conditions are satisfied on the basis of a plurality of responses from the devices (20) to which the transmission unit (23) transmits the inspection data. For example, the recovery unit (26) restores a normal operation when the determination unit (25) determines that the recovery conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Misubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Matsueda, Akihiko Watanabe, Norihiro Chotoku, Masaki Hikichi, Masafumi Etoh, Masafumi Ozawa, Takeshi Fujita
  • Patent number: 10620101
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a durometer enabling a contact portion in contact with an object to perform smooth piston motion. The durometer includes a main body unit including a movable unit pressed continuously against an object to be measured, a first sensor outputting acceleration information corresponding to an acceleration of movement of a contact part of the object to be measured in contact with the movable unit in a pressing direction, a second sensor outputting reactive force information corresponding to a reactive force at the contact part of the object to be measured in contact with the movable unit, a motor, a crank mechanism driven by the motor and causing the main body unit and the movable unit to perform piston motion, and at least one buffering member disposed on a periphery of the main body unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Kandori, Yuko Sano, Yuhua Zhang, Shigemitsu Ando, Mitsunobu Watanabe, Mitsuo Okimoto
  • Patent number: 10563299
    Abstract: A drying roller includes: a cylindrical member for drying a separator original sheet, with hot water which is supplied into the cylindrical member and ejected from inside the cylindrical member, the separator original sheet being wrapped on an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member; and a discharge pipe for discharging the hot water toward one inner end surface of the cylindrical member, the heating medium being discharged at a position where a distance to the one end surface of the cylindrical member is longer than a distance to the other inner end surface of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Akihiko Shin, Koichiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200042323
    Abstract: A technique for evaluating human cognitive and motor functions by a plurality of hand movement tasks is disclosed. A task execution method determines the execution order of a plurality of tasks which a test subject is caused to execute to acquire a characteristic quantity. A test subject group task database includes scores given in advance and characteristic quantities obtained from a plurality of tasks stored as past data corresponding to each of a plurality of test subjects. In a storage device, (1) a differentiation precision database for a case in which test subjects are divided into two groups by predetermined threshold value scores differentiated by the characteristic quantities, or (2) an estimation precision database for a case in which a score is estimated using the characteristic quantity for a predetermined score value is prepared for each of the tasks on the basis of the test subject group task database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yuko SANO, Akihiko KANDORI, Mitsunobu WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200028404
    Abstract: An electric motor includes: a stator that has a stator core and has coils that are formed of an electric wire wound on the stator core and form a plurality of phases; a resin covering the stator; and a wire break facilitator that facilitates the electric wire to break at a time of abnormality. In the electric motor having the stator in which the coils are covered with molding resin, the wire break facilitator is attached to at least one of: a transition wire part between the coils wound on the stator core; a connection part at a neutral point; and a connection part of a lead wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: YOSHIKAZU YAMAGATA, AKIHIKO WATANABE, TAKANORI AMAYA, IKUO OZAKI
  • Patent number: 10526167
    Abstract: A restoration information registration device for elevators capable of quickly registering restoration information on the elevator. The restoration information registration device for the elevators includes an operation unit that receives an operation from the outside, a storage unit that stores, when restoration information on the elevator is input by the operation on the operation unit, the restoration information, and a transmission unit that, when restoration information on a plurality of elevators is stored in the storage unit, collectively transmits the restoration information on the plurality of elevators. Accordingly, it is possible to quickly register the restoration information on the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Ozawa, Akihiko Watanabe, Norihiro Chotoku, Yutaka Matsueda, Masaki Hikichi, Masafumi Eto, Takeshi Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200006991
    Abstract: A molded motor of the present invention includes a rotor, a stator, a pair of shaft bearings, a pair of metal brackets, and a molding resin. The rotor has: a rotary shaft extending in a shaft direction; and a rotary body that has a permanent magnet and is fixed to the rotary shaft. The stator has: a stator core on which a plurality of salient poles are formed; and a plurality of coils each wound on each salient pole via an insulator, where the stator is covered by the molding resin and is disposed to face the rotor. The pair of metal brackets each fix each of the shaft bearings, and the shaft bearings rotatably support the rotor. Further, the rotary body has a dielectric layer formed between the rotary shaft and an outer peripheral surface of the rotary body. A metal member is provided, on an outer peripheral side of a coil end of the coil and on at least a part facing the coil end, in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: YOSHIKAZU YAMAGATA, AKIHIKO WATANABE, TAKANORI AMAYA, YASUO NANBU, HISAAKI KATO, YASUNORI WAKAMORI, MASAYUKI TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10513496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one aminobenzamide compound or a salt thereof for controlling animal parasites, veterinary pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one aminobenzamide of formula (I) for preventing infection with diseases transmitted through parasites, its use for the preparation of a veterinary pharmaceutical for controlling animal parasites, and a method for preventing infection with diseases transmitted through parasites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Bayer Animal Health GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Görgens, Akihiko Yanagi, Katsuaki Wada, Tetsuya Murata, Yukiyoshi Watanabe, Jun Mihara, Koichi Araki
  • Publication number: 20190372421
    Abstract: A motor according to the present invention includes: a stator having a stator core and a coil; a rotor having a rotary shaft and a rotation body; a shaft bearing rotatably supporting the rotor; and a molding resin covering the stator. The motor has a coil end that is the coil protruding from the stator core in a shaft center X direction, and has a non-combustible layer provided to cover the coil end. The non-combustible layer is a metallic cover made of, for example, metal. The metallic cover is disposed to cover a periphery of a coil assembly in which the coil is formed on the stator core through an insulator. The metallic cover is integrated with the coil assembly by a molding resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: TAKANORI AMAYA, AKIHIKO WATANABE, YOSHIKAZU YAMAGATA, YASUO NANBU, HISAAKI KATO, YASUNORI WAKAMORI
  • Publication number: 20190364678
    Abstract: A door opening and closing mechanism includes: a door configured to open and close a front side opening of a housing, wherein an electronic device is housed in the housing and is exposed through the front side opening; and an accommodation mechanism configured to accommodate the door in the housing when the door is in open state. The accommodation mechanism includes: an opening and closing action unit configured to cause an opening action and a closing action of the door; and a retracting action unit configured to retract the opening and closing action unit into the housing so as to accommodate the door in the housing, when the door is brought in open state by the opening and closing action unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko WATANABE, Akihiko KODAMA, Noboru SHIOZAWA, Makoto MIWA, Shigenori IKEDA