Patents by Inventor Akira Watanabe

Akira 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: 11065898
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus according to an embodiment of the technology includes an obtaining section, a determining section, and an instructing section. The obtaining section obtains a first design image or corresponding data corresponding to the first design image. The determining section determines one or a plurality of second design images different from the first design image on the basis of the first design image or the corresponding data obtained by the obtaining section. The instructing section instructs printing of one or both of the one second design image determined by the determining section and a plurality of the second design images determined by the determining section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi Fukasawa, Fumiko Shiga, Naoko Ishiduka, Yue Ouyang, Sachiko Takahashi, Akira Tange, Shogo Kawata, Nobuyuki Uchiyama, Tomomasa Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210213397
    Abstract: A monolayer membrane containing gelling polymer particles having at least one of a basic functional group and an acidic functional group, and having a thickness of less than 5 ?m. A composite having a porous carrier and gelling polymer particles having at least any one of a basic functional group and an acidic functional group and filling up the surface pores of the porous carrier. The invention can provide a novel material capable of efficiently separating an acid gas from a mixed gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Yu HOSHINO, Kazushi IMAMURA, Tomohiro GYOBU, Ikuo TANIGUCHI, Akira HAMASAKI, Chie YAMASHITA, Takeshi WATANABE, Yoshiko MIURA
  • Patent number: 11056617
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a light-emitting device, includes the steps of: preparing a substrate including a base, a first wall formed on an upper surface of the base, and a recess defined by a lateral surface of the first wall as an inside lateral surface and the upper surface of the base as a bottom surface; mounting a light-emitting element on the bottom surface of the recess; disposing a sealing member which covers the light-emitting element and the first wall; forming a groove section extending from an upper surface of the sealing member to the first wall by removing the sealing member on the first wall; disposing a second wall inside the groove section; and cutting the second wall and the substrate at a position including the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Sakamoto, Akira Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210201140
    Abstract: A learning model creation unit 12A that creates a learning model using parameters of a plurality of fitting functions corresponding to a generation source of a composite waveform fit to a frequency spectrum obtained by spectroscopic measurement of a terahertz wave, and a sample information prediction unit 22A that applies a parameter obtained for a sample to be predicted to the learning mode thereby predicting information about the sample to be predicted are included, and the information about the sample to be predicted can be more accurately predicted using a learning model in which a feature quantity representing a property of a sample is reflected as the parameters of the plurality of fitting functions corresponding to the generation source of the composite waveform fit to the frequency spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Akira WATANABE, Tadashi OKUNO, Takeji UEDA
  • Patent number: 11014458
    Abstract: A die-cast aluminum bracket for a vehicle is provided between a mounted object and a vehicle structure. The die-cast aluminum bracket includes: a first attachment section configured to be coupled to the mounted object; and a second attachment section configured to be coupled to the vehicle structure, wherein a first surface, which faces the mounted object at the time when the mounted object is coupled, in the first attachment section has a chill layer removed section in which an internal layer of the bracket is exposed, and a second surface of the first attachment section has a chill layer, the second surface being on an opposite side of the first attachment section from the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigetaka Yoshikawa, Akira Watanabe, Ryo Kawauchi
  • Publication number: 20210105391
    Abstract: An optical apparatus configured to correct an image blur by moving an image stabilization unit in a first direction different from an optical axis direction based on shake information obtained by a shake detector includes a vibration device configured to generate a vibration in order to transmit to a user a tactual sense according to an operation of an operation unit by the user. During an imaging and recording period, the vibration device generates the vibration having a vibration intensity in a second direction different from the first direction higher than that in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Takazumi SEO, Toshihiro OGAWA, Kohei UEMURA, Shinga NAKASHIMA, Atsuto NODA, Akira WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10944018
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an application liquid for forming a semiconductor film, the application liquid comprising: an inorganic semiconductor particle; and a compound having a relative permittivity of 2 or more or a compound having reducing power against the inorganic semiconductor particle; a method for producing a semiconductor film comprising a step of applying the application liquid; a semiconductor film and a semiconductor element comprising the semiconductor film; and a method for producing the semiconductor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Akira Watanabe, Toru Yumoto
  • Publication number: 20210062467
    Abstract: An engine cooling system (22) includes an engine (11), an engine cooling pipe line (23), an engine water pump (24) and an engine radiator (25). An electricity storage device cooling system (27) includes an electricity storage device (19), an electricity storage device cooling pipe line (28), an electricity storage device water pump (29) and an electricity storage device radiator (31). Different heat-transfer media (engine cooling water and electricity storage device cooling water) flow respectively in the engine cooling system (22) and the electricity storage device cooling system (27). Further, a heating heat exchanger (32) is provided in the halfway of the engine cooling pipe line (23) and in the halfway of the electricity storage device cooling pipe line (28) for performing heat exchange between the engine cooling water and the electricity storage device cooling water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Akira WATANABE, Ken TAKEUCHI, Tadashi OSAKA
  • Patent number: 10917398
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to reduce the storage capacity necessary to save server certificates while enabling encrypted communication, such as SSL communication, whose convenience is high in the case where a plurality of server certificates is created. The present invention is a server that creates a server certificate that is necessary for encrypted communication and has a creation unit configured to create a first server certificate including information that fluctuates in accordance with a network environment, a second server certificate including information that does not fluctuate in accordance with the network environment, and a third server certificate that puts together information on a plurality of host names of the server, which a user can change and a transmission unit configured to transmit one of the created first, second, and third server certificates to a communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akira Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210018820
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus to which an external apparatus is detachably attachable includes a controlling unit configured to make a vibration device vibrate by using a vibration parameter corresponding to a type of the external apparatus to be attached to the electronic apparatus, the vibration device being provided on at least one of the electronic apparatus and the external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Atsuto NODA, Shinga NAKASHIMA, Akira WATANABE, Takazumi SEO, Kohei UEMURA, Toshihiro OGAWA, Hiroshi TORIUMI
  • Publication number: 20200407618
    Abstract: A heat dissipation sheet 10 includes cohesive inorganic filler particles 1 having a breaking strength of 20 MPa or lower and a modulus of elasticity of 48 MPa or higher and a matrix resin 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SAWAMURA, Toshiyuki TANAKA, Akira WATANABE, Katsuhiko HIDAKA
  • Publication number: 20200406288
    Abstract: A liquid film cartridge includes: a nozzle section 10 which ejects a foamable solution 100 and generates a liquid film in a space; and a liquid leading section 20 which leads the foamable solution 100 to the nozzle section 10, in which when an outermost portion of a liquid ejecting port 11 of the nozzle section 10 and an inner wall 21 of the liquid leading section 20 are disposed with a gap therebetween so as to satisfy a condition of a predetermined separation relationship, a distance from the inner wall 21 generating air bubbles 103 to the liquid ejecting port 11 in the liquid leading section 20 corresponding to a flow path immediately before the foamable solution 100 reaches the nozzle section 10 is increased and the amount of the air bubbles 103 entering from the liquid leading section 20 into the nozzle section 10 can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Akira WATANABE, Tadashi OKUNO, Takeji UEDA, Bunpei DOI
  • Publication number: 20200399856
    Abstract: A management server (52) receives a maximum value and a minimum value of the respective voltages (cell voltages) in a plurality of battery cells (19A, 19A) configuring an electricity storage device (19) of a hydraulic excavator (1) from the hydraulic excavator (1), and stores the maximum value and the minimum value in a storage device (52A). Discharge characteristics of the electricity storage device (19) are stored in the storage device (52A) in the management server (52). A battery state estimation calculating unit (52D) in the management server (52) calculates an estimation maximum value and an estimation minimum value of cell voltages in the present or in the future by adding the discharge characteristics stored in the storage device (52A) to the latest maximum value and the latest minimum value of the cell voltages stored in the storage device (52A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akira WATANABE, Ken TAKEUCHI, Itaru NAYA
  • Patent number: 10863853
    Abstract: A liquid extract production system capable of efficiently producing a liquid extract. The system comprising an extractor for extracting a liquid extract from extraction raw materials, a liquid extract tank for storing the liquid extract, a flow path of liquid extract that connects the extractor and the liquid extract tank, a flow meter for measuring the flow rate of the liquid extract provided in the flow path, a density meter for measuring the solid content concentration of the liquid extract provided in the flow path, a solid content calculation unit for calculating the solid content included in the liquid extract that flowed through the flow path based on the measured flow rate and solid content concentration, and a liquid transfer controller for controlling the transfer of liquid extract from the extractor to the liquid extract tank based on the calculated solid content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Akira Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10773621
    Abstract: In a conventional vehicle seat with a reclining mechanism, a reclining unit is bolted to a seat frame. Consequently, a plate thickness has to be increased in order to ensure strength and a fastening bolt is required, producing factor which increases the number of parts. In order to solve the abovementioned problem, this vehicle seat with a reclining mechanism is configured such that a reclining unit (2) which has the reclining mechanism (5) is affixed to a back side frame (3) and a cushion side frame (40), which constitute the seat frame of the vehicle seat. The reclining unit (2) has the reclining mechanism (5), a movable bracket (6) which is affixed to the back side frame (3), and a stationary bracket (7) which is affixed to the cushion side frame (40). The reclining unit (2) is configured such that the reclining unit (2) is affixed to the back side frame (3) through the movable bracket (6) by welding and is fastened to the cushion side frame (40) by a bolt through the stationary bracket (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ohmori, Akira Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10730466
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat (100) comprising: a seat cushion (101); a seat back (102) capable of being folded toward the seat cushion (101); a slide rail (110) movable in the front-back direction with the seat cushion (101) mounted thereon; a stationary rail (120) for guiding the slide rail (110); and a drive motor (160) for driving the slide rail (110) in the front-back direction along the stationary rail (120). The vehicle seat (100) is configured such that an integral sensor bracket (130) on which a magnetism sensor (141) and a limit switch (151) are mounted is affixed to the slide rail (120), and a magnetic body (142) which is detected by the magnetism sensor (141) and a detection plate (153) which activates the limit switch (151) are mounted to the stationary rail (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Watanabe, Takayuki Ohmori
  • Patent number: 10724941
    Abstract: A liquid membrane 100 is formed by jetting a liquid sucked from a recovery reservoir 11a and pressurized using a pump 12 from a nozzle of a liquid membrane cartridge 20. The formed liquid membrane 100 makes contact with a slope wall of the liquid membrane cartridge 20 along a surface of the liquid membrane 100. The liquid running down from the slope wall is recovered and stored in the recovery reservoir 11a in order to recover the liquid running down along the slope wall in a decelerated state into the recovery reservoir 11a. As a result, it is possible to prevent air bubbles from being generated by agitation of a liquid of the recovery reservoir 11a when the liquid enters the recovery reservoir 11a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FEMTO Deployments, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Watanabe, Bunpei Doi
  • Publication number: 20200199848
    Abstract: A storage battery (21) is configured of a plurality of cells (22A) to (22N) series-connected to each other. A battery controller (27) receives power supplied from a lead battery (31). The battery controller (27) executes balancing control that reduces variation in cell voltages (VcA) to (VcN) of the plurality of cells (22A) to (22N). The battery controller (27) executes the balancing control in a time range during which a voltage of the lead battery (31) becomes equal to or more than a predetermined given voltage value (V1) and a charging rate of the storage battery (21) becomes equal to or more than a predetermined given charging rate value (SOC1) after a key switch (16) is switched from an on state to an off state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Haruki SUGIYAMA, Ken TAKEUCHI, Akira WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200168225
    Abstract: A server includes a communication unit and a controller. In the server, the controller projects urgency felt by a user and performs switching of a text of a response to the user based on the projected urgency if speech of the user is acquired via the communication unit while a terminal is uttering an utterance text. The urgency is projected based on the start time of the speech of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventor: AKIRA WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10632875
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide, in a vehicle seat having a walk-in mechanism, a locking mechanism for a seat back with which rotation of a lock plate can be suppressed against impact in any direction, and with which the locked state can be more reliably retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Watanabe, Takayuki Ohmori