Patents by Inventor Akinori Watanabe

Akinori 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).

  • Publication number: 20200409436
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a chassis with an air outlet provided on a first side surface thereof; a cooling fan housed in the chassis; a duct lying between an air outlet of the cooling fan and the air outlet of the chassis; and an electronic component mounted on the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Watanabe, Akinori Uchino, Osamu Yamamoto, Takuroh Kamimura
  • Patent number: 10865319
    Abstract: A method for producing an acrylic resin-coated silica particle dispersion by (1), mixing and heating silica particles (A), an organic solvent (B) and a monomer having a polymerizable unsaturated group and a hydrolyzable silyl group (C) to obtain a polymerizable unsaturated group-containing silica particle dispersion (i), (2) adding a tertiary amine (D) with a molecular weight of 120 to 380 and having a terminal alkyl and/or aryl group, to the component (i) dispersion, to obtain a polymerizable unsaturated group-containing silica particle dispersion (ii), and (3) reacting the component (ii) dispersion with a polymerizable unsaturated monomer (E), in a solid mass ratio of (ii):(E)=20:80 to 90:10, to obtain an acrylic resin-coated silica particle dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Akinori Nagai
  • Publication number: 20200359530
    Abstract: A heat transport device is disclosed. The heat transport device includes a heat pipe and a heat spreader. The heat pipe, which is thermally connecting to a heating element, includes a heat receiving surface for receiving heat from the heating element, and a side surface intersecting with the heat receiving surface. The heat spreader, which is thermally connecting to the heat pipe, includes a first plate member having a first side surface thermally connecting to the side surface of the heat pipe, and a second plate member having a side surface thermally connecting to a second side surface of the first plate member opposite to the first side surface in contact with the heat pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Akinori Uchino, Takuroh Kamimura, Atsushi Ohyama, Ryota Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200341525
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a chassis member, a processor provided inside the chassis member, a prong portion provided on the chassis member, a heat spreader provided inside the chassis member to transport heat generated by the processor, and a hook provided to the heat spreader and to be engaged with the prong portion. The hook includes arms extending in an engagement direction in which the hook is engaged with the prong portion, and an engagement piece connected to the arms and extending in the lateral direction. The prong portion includes a projection projecting in the outward direction to be engaged with the engagement piece. The engagement piece is in line contact or point contact with the projection, as to the engagement direction. The arms are not in contact with the projection as to the lateral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Akinori Uchino, Takuroh Kamimura, Ryota Watanabe, Hiroshi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10811746
    Abstract: A waveguide connecting apparatus including two waveguide connecting clamps each including a pair of clamp pieces positioned to oppose each other and sandwich outer peripheral portions of flanges positioned to oppose each other. A fastener pressing the pair of clamp pieces against the outer peripheral portions of the flanges. Each clamp piece includes two abutting members having first faces abutting against faces on the opposite side of faces that oppose each other of the flanges positioned to oppose each other. Second faces abutting against side faces of the waveguides, and third faces serving as tapered faces of the flanges, on the opposite side of the faces opposing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MICROWAVE CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Ishizuka, Hisao Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200326762
    Abstract: A cover member is capable of dispersion of heat generated in a portable information device. A cover member is to be mounted on a portable information device. The cover member includes a first cover portion, a second cover portion, a connecting portion connecting the first cover portion and the second cover portion in a foldable manner, and a heat conductive sheet disposed so as to extend from the first cover portion to the second cover portion through the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Uchino, Takuroh Kamimura, Ryota Watanabe, Atsushi Ohyama
  • Publication number: 20200327689
    Abstract: A dynamic image analysis apparatus includes a hardware processor. An imaging condition affects the area and the volume of a subject that are calculated from dynamic images obtained by radiographing a cyclic dynamic state of the subject from different directions. Based on a set value of the imaging condition in the radiographing, the hardware processor corrects the area or the volume of the subject calculated from the dynamic images. Further, based on (i) the volume calculated based on the corrected area or (ii) the corrected volume, the hardware processor estimates an evaluation index of a function of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Akinori TSUNOMORI, Ryoichi Watanabe, Shinsuke Katsuhara
  • Publication number: 20200296242
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance device including: a conveyance roller that conveys a sheet; a motor that rotationally drives the conveyance roller at a constant speed; a central processing unit (CPU) that: periodically acquires temperature increase rates for the motor from a start of sheet conveyance, the temperature increase rates depending on magnitudes of effective current applied to the motor, the effective current depending on loads during sheet conveyance; and estimates a current temperature of the motor based on a cumulative value calculated from the temperature increase rates and time elapsed from the start of sheet conveyance; and a controller that executes a motor temperature control based on the estimated temperature of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Akinori KIMATA, Tatsuya EGUCHI, Takeshi ISHIDA, Takashi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200248687
    Abstract: Provided is a compressor including fixed scroll (6) and revolving scroll (7) configuring compression mechanism (2), compression chamber (9) formed between fixed scroll (6) and revolving scroll (7), intake chamber (11) provided on an outer circumferential side of fixed scroll (6), discharge port (12) provided in a central part of fixed scroll (6), muffler (16) provided to cover discharge port (12) at an upper part of fixed scroll (6), and heat-insulating member (24) provided between fixed scroll (6) and muffler space (14) formed by muffler (16). After a refrigerant gas taken into intake chamber (11) is compressed by revolving scroll (7) revolving and compression chamber (9) moving while changing a volume of compression chamber (9), the refrigerant gas is discharged from discharge port (12). The refrigerant gas discharged from discharge port (12) is discharged into muffler space (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke FUNAKOSHI, Akinori FUKUDA, Hideto OKA, Kenji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200248153
    Abstract: An enzyme having the following characteristics (a) and (b): (a) the enzyme has an activity of reversible dehydrogenation of D-amino acids; (b) the enzyme is a hexamer of polypeptides having an amino acid sequence having 80% or greater identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicants: Kureha Corporation, National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology
    Inventors: Hironaga AKITA, Yuusuke NAKAMICHI, Masahiro WATANABE, Akinori MATSUSHIKA, Tomotake MORITA
  • Publication number: 20200232461
    Abstract: A compressor includes: a fixed scroll; at least one discharge port; a reed valve; a valve stop; and a ventilation hole. The at least one discharge port is disposed in the fixed scroll. The reed valve is disposed in the fixed scroll so as to block the at least one discharge port. The valve stop is disposed in the fixed scroll, and restricts the lift amount of the reed valve. The ventilation hole is disposed in the valve stop. In the present aspect, the flow of refrigerant gas is smoothed to suppress the compression loss, and the force applied to the reed valve can be suppressed. As a result, the efficiency and reliability can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hideto OKA, Daisuke FUNAKOSHI, Akinori FUKUDA, Kenji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200224178
    Abstract: An enzyme having the following characteristics of (a) and (b): (a) the enzyme has an activity of reversible dehydrogenation of D-amino acid; and (b) the enzyme is a hexamer of polypeptides having an amino acid sequence that has 80% or more identity with an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicants: Kureha Corporation, National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology
    Inventors: Hironaga AKITA, Yuusuke NAKAMICHI, Masahiro WATANABE, Akinori MATSUSHIKA, Tomotake MORITA
  • Publication number: 20200148498
    Abstract: A stapling apparatus includes a sheet insertion portion that receives insertion of a sheet bundle, a stapler that staples the sheet bundle, a drive apparatus that drives the stapler, and a controller that controls the drive apparatus. The controller has the drive apparatus driven with first electric power when the drive apparatus operates in an on-line stapling mode in which the sheet bundle ejected from an image forming apparatus is stapled and has the drive apparatus driven with second electric power lower than maximum electric power that can be set as first electric power when the drive apparatus operates in a manual stapling mode in which the sheet bundle inserted through the sheet insertion portion is stapled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi ISHIDA, Tatsuya EGUCHI, Takashi WATANABE, Masayuki WATANABE, Akinori KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20200106836
    Abstract: An on-vehicle communication device includes a vehicle information acquiring unit configured to acquire at least one of vehicle speed information on a vehicle capable of performing self-driving and current location information on the vehicle; a self-driving level acquiring unit configured to acquire self-driving level information indicating a self-driving level of the vehicle; and a controller configured to determine whether to enable or disable a connection to a high-confidential communication channel based on the self-driving level information and at least one of the vehicle speed information and the current location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki Takehara, Akinori Suyama, Tatsumi Naganuma, Satoru Hirose, Takeshi Aoki, Yasushi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10608818
    Abstract: A communication system and a comparison method for securing a communication path for a legitimate user via a terminal apparatus (“TA”). A vehicle-mounted communication device (“VMCD”) transmits a device ID identifying the VMCD to a TA, acquires a terminal ID from the TA, and transmits the device ID and the terminal ID acquired from the TA to a central apparatus. The TA transmits a terminal ID identifying the TA to the VMCD, acquires a device ID from the VMCD, and transmits the terminal ID and the device ID acquired from the VMCD to the central apparatus. The central apparatus receives a device ID and a terminal ID transmitted from the VMCD and a device ID and a terminal ID transmitted from the TA, and compares the device ID and the terminal ID received from the VMCD with the device ID and the terminal ID received from the TA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Watanabe, Akinori Usami, Naoki Adachi, Tetsuya Noda, Hideaki Shiranaga
  • Publication number: 20200084321
    Abstract: An image processing system includes: a mobile terminal; and a server apparatus, wherein the mobile terminal includes a camera, a display that displays an apparatus image of an image forming apparatus, a microphone that collects sound output from the image forming apparatus, and a first hardware processor that controls the camera, the microphone and the display, the server apparatus includes a second hardware processor that controls the server apparatus, the second hardware processor performs identifying a portion of the image forming apparatus, setting the portion identified as a sound collection target position, and clipping a partial image including the sound collection target position and representing an outline of a part of the image forming apparatus, from a main body image generated in advance as an image representing an outer shape of the image forming apparatus, and the display displays the partial image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Shiro UMEDA, Masayuki WATANABE, Takeshi ISHIDA, Akinori KIMATA, Takashi WATANABE, Kouei CHO
  • Publication number: 20200072247
    Abstract: A fan having reduced discrete tone noise is disclosed. The fan includes a fan chassis having an air inlet and an air outlet formed open at an outer surface of the fan chassis; an impeller part provided in the fan chassis; a wall part forming an air passage, the air passage is provided in the fan chassis to allow air to be introduced through the air inlet by rotation of the impeller part to flow to the air outlet; and a resonator having a cavity part communicating with said air passage through a communication passage passing through the wall part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Ryota Watanabe, Takuroh Kamimura, Atsunobu Nakamura, Akinori Uchino
  • Patent number: 10472537
    Abstract: There is provided a coating composition with excellent storage stability, and with excellent mar resistance for obtained coating films. The coating composition comprises a hydroxyl group-containing resin (A), a curing agent (B) and a dispersion of acrylic resin-coated silica particles (C), the dispersion of acrylic resin-coated silica particles (C) being an acrylic resin-coated silica particle dispersion obtained by reacting silica particles with a polymerizable unsaturated group (c1) and a polymerizable unsaturated monomer (c2) in a mass ratio of (c1):(c2)=20:80 to 90:10, the polymerizable unsaturated monomer (c2) including a specific polymerizable unsaturated monomer (c2-1) as at least a portion of its components, and the molecular weight of the resin covering the silica particles being 400 to 6000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Akinori Nagai
  • Publication number: 20190319153
    Abstract: An i-type layer is formed on a side of one surface of a crystalline semiconductor substrate. An n-type layer or a p-type layer is formed on the i-type layer and includes a conductive impurity. A TCO is formed on the n-type layer or the p-type layer. A density in a proximate portion of the n-type layer or the p-type layer closer to the TCO than a remote portion of the n-type layer or the p-type layer is smaller than a density in the remote portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Daiki WATANABE, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Minato SENO, Akinori TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20190190105
    Abstract: A waveguide connecting apparatus including two waveguide connecting clamps each including a pair of clamp pieces positioned to oppose each other and sandwich outer peripheral portions of flanges positioned to oppose each other. A fastener pressing the pair of clamp pieces against the outer peripheral portions of the flanges. Each clamp piece includes two abutting members having first faces abutting against faces on the opposite side of faces that oppose each other of the flanges positioned to oppose each other. Second faces abutting against side faces of the waveguides, and third faces serving as tapered faces of the flanges, on the opposite side of the faces opposing each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Akinori ISHIZUKA, Hisao WATANABE