Patents by Inventor Atsushi Watanabe

Atsushi 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: 20220247570
    Abstract: A permission terminal 4 includes a generation unit 423 that generates access information for content using a content public key of the content and a user public key of a browser of the content, and a registration unit 424 that registers the access information in a blockchain. The access information includes an aggregate public key in which the content public key and the user public key are aggregated, a message for the content, and a content signature in which the message is signed with a content private key corresponding to the content public key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki Watanabe, Shigenori Ohashi, Tatsuro Ishida, Shigeru Fujimura, Atsushi Nakadaira
  • Publication number: 20220237902
    Abstract: A conversion apparatus includes: an input unit which receives an image for conversion; a mask generation unit which uses the image as an input to an identifier trained in advance and stored in a storage unit and generates a target attribute mask representing an attribute desired to be assigned to each position of a converted image of the image and an attribute degree of the converted image according to an output from the identifier; and an image conversion unit which uses the image and the target attribute mask as inputs to a converter trained in advance and stored in the storage unit and generates a converted image according to an output from the converter, and the identifier and the converter are trained under various restrictions including restrictions with respect to attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori KUMAGAI, Yukito WATANABE, Jun SHIMAMURA, Atsushi SAGATA
  • Publication number: 20220232830
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a composition which is excellent in plant disease control effect. A liquid composition comprising 100 to 2000 ppm of mefentrifluconazole, 0.1 to 0.5% by volume of a Nonionic Surfactant (NIS), and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi WATANABE, Yoshinao SADA
  • Publication number: 20220239171
    Abstract: A rotor includes at least one first permanent magnet and a second permanent magnet and has 2n (n is a natural number) magnetic poles. The at least one first permanent magnet forms part of an outer peripheral surface of the rotor and is magnetized to have polar anisotropy. The second permanent magnet is adjacent to the at least one first permanent magnet in a circumferential direction of the rotor, and has lower magnetic force than magnetic force of the at least one first permanent magnet. The second permanent magnet has 3×2n magnetic poles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Takanori WATANABE, Hiroki ASO, Atsushi MATSUOKA
  • Patent number: 11392050
    Abstract: A process cartridge which allows any spot and stripe as image defects to be suppressed is provided. A process cartridge, in which an electroconductive layer of a charging member has a matrix including a first rubber, and domains dispersed in the matrix, the domains include a second rubber and an electron electroconductive agent, at least some of the domains are exposed on a surface of the charging member, when a volume resistivity of the matrix is 105 times or more a volume resistivity of the domains, a protective layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a metal oxide particle, and when a number average primary particle size of the metal oxide particle is defined as Sm and an average value of equivalent circle diameters of the domains is defined as Sd, the Sd/Sm satisfies the following expression (1): 0.5<Sd/Sm<100 . . . expression (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Yuka Ishiduka, Kenichi Kaku, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Atsushi Okuda, Yuichi Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20220216752
    Abstract: A magnetization ring is disposed between a rotor and a core portion surrounding the rotor, the rotor having permanent magnets and inter-pole portions which are arranged in a circumferential direction about an axis. The magnetization ring has a magnetic portion facing the center of the permanent magnet in the circumferential direction, and a nonmagnetic portion facing the inter-pole portion of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Takanori WATANABE, Atsushi MATSUOKA, Atsushi ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11372847
    Abstract: A consensus is formed for a private database shared within a group. A block verification device includes: a private database shared within a group; a communication unit receiving a list of transactions from an overall leader device; a transaction processing unit executing the transactions identified based on the list and outputting the execution results; and a block processing unit generating a proposal including a list, a digest of the private database after execution of the transactions, and a private dataset included in the transactions. The communication unit transmits the proposal to another block verification device belonging to the same group, and transmits the list, the digest of the private database, and the digest of the private dataset to all the other block verification devices when it is determined that a consensus for the proposal is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporatioin
    Inventors: Shigenori Ohashi, Hiroki Watanabe, Shigeru Fujimura, Atsushi Nakadaira, Tatsuro Ishida
  • Publication number: 20220194445
    Abstract: An acquisition unit and a processing unit are provided. The acquisition unit acquires, from a mobile terminal possessed by a passenger of a mobile object, mobile-object state information indicating a state of the mobile object and boarding identifying information to identify a time when and a location where the passenger boards the mobile object. The processing unit, based on time information given when the mobile-object state information is acquired, associates location information on the mobile object given when the mobile-object state information is acquired, the mobile-object state information, and the boarding identifying information and stores in a storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi WATANABE, Ryo FURUTANI, Kosuke HARA
  • Patent number: 11354942
    Abstract: In an input data creation device, a reception unit is configured to acquire diagnostic information of a vehicle and traffic information output from an external device. A data generation unit is configured to extract vehicle status data including a plurality of data elements indicating a vehicle status from the diagnostic information to generate input data for operating a multimedia device for a vehicle. A command unit is configured to give an instruction such that the multimedia device operates based on the input data. The data generation unit is configured to set a timing at which traffic information is generated on a time axis of the input data, and change values of the data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Kawano, Atsushi Watanabe, Youichi Suzuki, Takashi Agari, Ryosuke Mori
  • Publication number: 20220145655
    Abstract: A sliding seismic isolation device includes a structure fixation plate having a first sliding surface and a metallic slider having a second sliding surface contacting the first sliding surface. A friction member composed of a single-layer fabric is attached to the first sliding surface, the second sliding surface, or both of the first sliding surface and the second sliding surface. One of a warp and a weft is formed of multiple plied yarns into which high-strength fibers and PTFE fibers are twisted together and the other of the warp and the weft is formed of multiple high-strength fibers in the single-layer fabric. The single-layer fabric has a twill weave and is woven such that the plied yarns of the one forming the single-layer fabric are exposed at a surface opposite from the attachment side of the friction member more than the high-strength fibers of the other forming the single-layer fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Shinsuke YAMAZAKI, Tadayuki NORO, Yoshinao KONISHI, Atsushi WATANABE, Koji NISHIMOTO, Masato SEKIYAMA, Yuki NINOMIYA, Masaru HARADA
  • Patent number: 11327043
    Abstract: A gas sensor element includes: an element base being a ceramic structure including a sensing part; and a leading-end protective layer being a porous layer disposed around an outer periphery of the element base in a predetermined range on a side of the sensing part. The leading-end protective layer includes: a first layer disposed at least on two main surfaces of the element base; a second layer disposed to cover the end portion and four side surfaces of the element base including the two main surfaces; and a third layer disposed to cover the second layer. The second layer has a porosity of 30% to 80%, and has a thickness of 30 to 50 times thickness of the first layer, and the third layer has a porosity of 15% to 30%, and has a thickness of 5 to 10 times the thickness of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Hino, Atsushi Watanabe, Ryo Hayase
  • Patent number: 11328442
    Abstract: The object detection system includes a TOF sensor which outputs an image of a target space on the basis of a phase difference between reference light emitted toward the target space and reflected light from the target space, an object detection section which detects a position of an object present in the target space on the basis of the output image, an imaging conditions calculation section which calculates imaging conditions including at least one of an integration time and a light emission period of the TOF sensor on the basis of an image of the detected object, and an imaging conditions changing section which changes a configuration of the TOF sensor to the calculated imaging conditions, and the object detection section detects a position of the object on the basis of the image output under the changed imaging conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Nakamura, Yuuki Takahashi, Atsushi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220137014
    Abstract: There is provided a content determination assistance system capable of efficiently assisting in identifying a mixture that is highly likely to be contained in a sample. The content determination assistance system records characteristic mass spectrum data for each of known compounds. The content determination assistance system extracts the corresponding current-sample mass spectrum from the current-sample mass spectrum data, and detects a high intensity mass spectra from the corresponding current-sample mass spectrum. The content determination assistance system outputs a degree of concordance in the mass spectrum between a known compound subject to determination and a current sample using the characteristic mass spectrum and the high intensity mass spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuko Ishida, Atsushi Watanabe, Chuichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11321858
    Abstract: A distance image generation device includes a light projection unit for projecting reference light onto a subject, a light reception unit having a plurality of two-dimensionally arrayed pixels, an optical system for guiding light from the subject to the light reception unit, an influence calculation means for calculating, based on an amount of light received by a target pixel and peripheral pixels thereof among the plurality of pixels, an influence of optical phenomena on the target pixel and the peripheral pixels, an impact calculation means for calculating the impact exerted by the peripheral pixels on the target pixel based on the influence, and a distance image generation means for generating a distance image of the subject based on the impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Takahashi, Atsushi Watanabe, Minoru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11317629
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a composition which is excellent in plant disease control effect. A liquid composition comprising an effective amount of mefentrifluconazole, 0.1 to 10% by volume of an oil adjuvant, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Yoshinao Sada
  • Patent number: 11272707
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a composition which is excellent in plant disease control effect without causing significant injury to the plants. A liquid composition comprising mefentrifluconazole, a Nonionic Surfactant (NIS), and water, wherein the weight ratio of mefentrifluconazole to the NIS is in the range of 1:0.1 to 1:10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Yoshinao Sada
  • Patent number: 11246475
    Abstract: An endoscope including: a flexible sheath extending in a longitudinal direction; a rigid body portion connected to an end portion of the flexible sheath; a ferrule provided in the rigid body portion and having a connection portion; and a tube inserted into the flexible sheath and including an end portion connected to the ferrule. The tube includes: an inner resin layer having a solid structure and that extends along an entire length of the tube in the longitudinal direction; and an outer layer provided on the inner layer and including a first portion that covers at least part of an outer periphery of the connection portion and has a porous structure, and a second portion having a solid structure and that is located on a side of the first portion that is away from the end portion of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito Karikomi, Atsushi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210405000
    Abstract: A gas phase component analysis device and a gas phase component analysis method that can prevent degradation of the device due to an unnecessary component and can obtain excellent detection sensitivity are provided. A gas phase component analysis device (1) includes a heating unit (2) configured to heat a specimen to generate a gas phase component composite, a first column (31) into which the gas phase component composite is introduced, a second column (32) that is a separation column connected with the first column (31) through a connection unit (33), an isothermal oven (3) housing the first column (31), the second column (32), and the connection unit (33), a detection unit (4) configured to detect a gas phase component having passed through the second column (32), and a suction unit (5) connected with the connection unit (33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Chuichi Watanabe, Atsushi Watanabe, Koji Tei
  • Patent number: 11204336
    Abstract: A sensor element 101 includes an element main body 101a that includes oxygen ion-conductive solid electrolyte layers (1 to 6), and a porous protective layer 90 that covers at least part of the element main body 101a. The porous protective layer 90 includes a porous inner protective layer 92 and a porous outer protective layer 91 disposed on the outer side of the inner protective layer 92 and having a smaller average pore diameter than the inner protective layer 92.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Takashi Suzuki, Shuichi Ozawa, Hirohito Kiyota, Satoko Moriyama, Shiho Iwai
  • Publication number: 20210389267
    Abstract: A sensor element includes an element body and a porous protective layer arranged to cover a part of a surface of the element body. The protective layer includes an inlet protective layer arranged to cover a gas inlet formed in the surface of the element body, and at least a part of a face included in the surface of the element body, the face on which the gas inlet is opens, and an arithmetic average roughness Rap of an inner peripheral surface of an internal space of the inlet protective layer satisfies at least one of conditions below: the arithmetic average roughness Rap is 8 ?m or more, and the arithmetic average roughness Rap is higher than an arithmetic average roughness Rac of a bonding surface of the protective layer, the bonding surface at which the protective layer is bonded to the element body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoki NAGAE, Yoshimasa KONDO, Yusuke OGISO, Katsunao UENISHI, Atsushi WATANABE, Ayato KOIZUMI