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: 20200065324
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an image search device including a search condition input unit that receives a search condition for searching for an image, a query generation unit that generates a first query based on the search condition, an image search unit that searches for an image in a database based on the first query, a relevance estimation unit that estimates relevance between a plurality of images selected by a predetermined operation among images hit by a search, a query correction unit that generates a second query based on the relevance between the plurality of images, and a function of displaying the second query generated by the query correction unit on an interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Watanabe, Kenichi Morita, Qingzhu Duan, Atsushi Hiroike, Tomokazu Murakami
  • Patent number: 10565727
    Abstract: A three-dimensional data generation apparatus using measurement data from a three-dimensional sensor. The apparatus includes a measured coordinates obtaining section for obtaining measured coordinates of an object in a three-axis rectangular coordinate system set in an observation area, based on measurement data from a three-dimensional sensor measuring the observation area; and a subdivision information preparing section for defining a reference plane parallel to an X-Y plane of the three-axis rectangular coordinate system in the observation area, uniformly divide the reference plane into a plurality of subdivisions, and assign to a subdivision, among the subdivisions, that contains X-Y coordinate values of the measured coordinates of the object, a Z value of the same measured coordinates as a representative height of the subdivision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Nakamura, Atsushi Watanabe, Yuuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10567727
    Abstract: A reproducing method includes: an obtaining step of obtaining a high quality image and a first low quality image that are still images showing an identical scene, and conversion determination information; a first determining step of determining whether or not the display device can display the high quality image; a first reproducing step of reproducing the high quality image when the display device can display the high quality image; a second determining step of determining whether or not to generate a second low quality image by using the conversion determination information when the display device cannot display the high quality image; a second reproducing step of reproducing the first low quality image when it is determined not to generate the second low quality image; and a third reproducing step of generating the second low quality image from the high quality image and reproducing the second low quality image when it is determined to generate the second low quality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Fukushima, Yasushi Uesaka, Atsushi Ito, Kiyoaki Watanabe, Toshiya Noritake, Kazuhiko Kouno, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10558133
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member suppressing potential variation due to repeated use is provided. The electrophotographic photosensitive member is an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a photosensitive layer and a protective layer in this order, wherein the protective layer contains: a resin including a structure represented by a general formula (1) and a structure represented by a general formula (2); and a compound represented by a general formula (3), the molar ratio of the proportion of the structure represented by the general formula (2) to the proportion of the structure represented by the general formula (1) in the resin is 0.0002 to 0.1000 in a molar ratio, and the molar ratio of the content of the compound represented by the general formula (3) to the content of the structure represented by the general formula (1) in the resin in the protective layer is 0.0002 to 0.1000 in a molar ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Nakamura, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Kenichi Kaku, Koichi Nakata, Haruki Mori
  • Patent number: 10558132
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support and a surface layer, in which the surface layer contains a copolymer of a composition which contains at least a compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a compound represented by the following general formula (2), a content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) in the composition is 25 mass % or more and 70 mass % or less with respect to a total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2), and the total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2) is 55 mass % or more with respect to a total mass of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Ishiduka, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Kenichi Kaku, Daisuke Miura, Koichi Nakata, Masaki Nonaka, Koji Takahashi, Haruki Mori
  • Publication number: 20200041259
    Abstract: An object is to provide a technology capable of realizing miniaturizing of a measurement unit in a distance measuring device. The distance measuring device including a light emitting unit that outputs measurement light, a polarization state control unit that controls polarization of the measurement light output from the light emitting unit, and an optical path switching element that selectively emits the measurement light controlled by the polarization state control unit, in which the polarization state control unit controls the polarization so as to emit the measurement light in a plurality of directions from the optical path switching element, and the optical path switching element receives reflected light with respect to an object of the measurement light emitted from the optical path switching element, the reflected light being used to measure a distance to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro WATANABE, Tatsuo HARIYAMA, Atsushi TANIGUCHI, Kenji MARUNO
  • Publication number: 20200033475
    Abstract: A distance measuring apparatus includes an optical system abnormality detection section for detecting abnormalities of an optical system of the distance measuring apparatus by comparing a relationship between a measured distance value d and a light intensity Ls with a reference value K?, K?1, KLs0d0, or KAb0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru NAKAMURA, Yuuki TAKAHASHI, Atsushi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200029175
    Abstract: An information processing system using a mobile terminal device includes: a plurality of transmission devices that are distributed over a predetermined region and that transmit mutually different identification information; a receiver, provided in the mobile terminal device, that receives the identification information; an information storage memory that stores device information including, for each of the plurality of transmission devices, the identification information and position information of the transmission device; an input device, provided in the mobile terminal device, that accepts an input of event information related to a subject; an acquisition circuitry that, based on the identification information received by the receive and the position information, acquires the position information of the mobile terminal device at the point in time when the input of the event information was accepted; and an output device that outputs event history information about the subject that includes the event informa
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: ATSUSHI FUKUI, YUKI WATANABE, KEI KASAHARA, TOMOHISA YOSHIE, DAISUKE TOYOSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10539892
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that is reduced in exposure memory and is excellent in electrical characteristics and durability. The electrophotographic photosensitive member includes in this order: a support; a photosensitive layer; and a protective layer, wherein the protective layer contains a resin having a structure represented by the following general formula (1) and a structure represented by the following general formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Yuka Ishiduka, Kenichi Kaku, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Atsushi Okuda
  • Patent number: 10541311
    Abstract: In a semiconductor memory device, first insulating films are arranged along a first direction and a second direction and extend in a third direction. Interconnect is disposed between the first insulating films in the first direction and extends in the third direction. Electrodes are disposed between the first insulating films in the first direction on a second direction side of the interconnect, and is arranged along the third direction. Second insulating film is disposed between the interconnect and the electrodes. Semiconductor members are arranged along the third direction between the first insulating films in the second direction and extend in the first direction. The electrode is disposed between the interconnect and the semiconductor members. Third insulating film is disposed between the electrodes and the semiconductor member and is thicker than the second insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Sekine, Tatsuya Kato, Fumitaka Arai, Toshiyuki Iwamoto, Yuta Watanabe, Atsushi Murakoshi
  • Publication number: 20200018823
    Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a light emitting unit that outputs a measurement light, a first polarization state control unit that controls a polarization state of the measurement light output from the light emitting unit, a second polarization state control unit that controls the polarization state of the measurement light of which a polarization state is controlled by the first polarization state control unit, and an optical path switching element that selects an emission direction of the measurement light of which a polarization state is controlled by the second polarization state control unit, in which the second polarization state control unit controls the polarization state of the measurement light so that the measurement lights are emitted from the optical path switching element in a plurality of the emission directions, and the optical path switching element receives a reflected light obtained by reflecting the emitted measurement light by an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji MARUNO, Masahiro WATANABE, Yuta URANO, Tatsuo HARIYAMA, Atsushi TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200018836
    Abstract: A distance measuring apparatus includes a reference object distance calculation section which calculates a distance to a reference object based on a two-dimensional image in which the reference object, which includes a plurality of feature points having obvious three-dimensional coordinate correlations, is captured, and a correction amount calculation section which calculates a correction amount for correcting a distance image by comparing the calculated distance to the reference object with a distance measurement value to the reference object in the distance image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru NAKAMURA, Yuuki TAKAHASHI, Atsushi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200014424
    Abstract: A load drive system for driving a load supplied with power from a power line includes a control unit which controls switching between the power line and the load and a communication unit which communicates using voltage and current of the power line. When performing the switching, the control unit controls, based on a width of a transition period of the power-line current, the transition period being attributable to the switching, timing of the switching so as to move the transition period away from a center of a period corresponding to a symbol communicated by the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiko YANO, Hiroki YAMASHITA, Taizo YAMAWAKI, Atsushi ARATA, Mitsuhiko WATANABE, Ryusuke SAHARA, Kenichi HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20200004057
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus disclosed in the present application includes: an optical deflection unit capable of changing a deflection direction of and outgoing energy of an incoming laser pulse by changes of a frequency of and an amplitude of a driving signal to be supplied; and a control unit configured to supply driving signals with amplitudes corresponding to respective frequencies. In a laser processing apparatus configured to process a workpiece by leading outgoing laser pulse of the optical deflection unit to the workpiece and irradiating the workpiece with the laser pulse, as the amplitude corresponding to each of the frequencies, the control unit supplies an amplitude having the ratio that is close to the lowest ratio among ratios of the outgoing energy with respect to the incoming energy of the laser pulse at an amplitude having the largest outgoing energy of the optical deflection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Via Mechanics, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya MATSUMOTO, Kazuo WATANABE, Atsushi SAKAMOTO, Masanori SATO, Mitsuru KATO, Masaru KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200007005
    Abstract: Provided is a strain wave gear speed reducer which can improve both load torque performance and productivity, a method for manufacturing a strain wave gear speed reducer, and an actuator for link mechanism for internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Bryan IKEGUCHI, Atsushi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190394412
    Abstract: A solid-state image sensor includes: a plurality of pixels, each including a photoelectric conversion unit and a charge accumulating unit that accumulates an electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit; and a connection unit that includes a plurality of linking units each of which electrically connects the charge accumulating units of two adjacent pixels among the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi KOMAI, Yoshiyuki WATANABE, Osamu SARUWATARI
  • Publication number: 20190387963
    Abstract: A lens system is configured to form an image of an object on an imaging surface of an image sensor. A branching optical system is configured such that an image-forming light flux in the lens system is split and propagated into a plurality of optical paths having different optical path lengths and such that the principal rays of a plurality of image-forming light fluxes obtained after the splitting are incident on a predetermined region of the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keigo MATSUO, Hisashi ODE, Toshiro OKAMURA, Atsushi DOI, Satoshi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190393633
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a housing, a plurality of terminals, signal terminals, a controller, signal wiring, and a memory. The housing has a first face and a second face opposite to the first face. The plurality of terminals is exposed to the first face, extends in a first direction, and is spaced apart in a second direction intersecting with the first direction. A signal terminal included in the plurality of terminals has a first end in the first direction, and a second end opposite to the first end in the first direction, the second end being closer to a contact position with a socket contact than the first end. The controller is located in the housing. The signal wiring extends from the first end in the housing and electrically connects the first end and the controller. The memory is electrically connected to the controller in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshitada Saito, Hideki Kawamura, Atsushi Kondo, Katsuyoshi Watanabe, Taku Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20190383906
    Abstract: A distance-measuring apparatus includes a precision calculation section that calculates a precision for each pixel, the precision based on a relation among the amounts of the electric charges stored at a plurality of timings that respectively delay by certain phases from a timing of the emission of the measuring light, wherein the precision is outputted from the distance-measuring apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Minoru NAKAMURA, Yuuki TAKAHASHI, Atsushi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190377073
    Abstract: A distance-measuring apparatus includes an optical window incorporating a first polarizing filter that polarizes reference light and a second polarizing filter that polarizes incident light in a direction inclined at 90 degrees relative to a polarization direction of the first polarizing filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yuuki TAKAHASHI, Atsushi WATANABE, Minoru NAKAMURA