Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Watanabe

Hiroaki 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: 20220147573
    Abstract: An apparatus that presents a search condition, which is an execution condition to be searched, for a correlation model that calculates an index related to an execution result of process according to the execution condition from predetermined execution conditions, includes: an importance calculation unit configured to calculate the importance of searching for each of a plurality of divided regions belonging to the search space, which is a space that the execution condition can take; an execution cost calculation unit configured to calculate an execution cost required for the process under the execution condition corresponding to the divided region; and a divided region selection unit and a screen output unit configured to select a divided region to be actually searched from the plurality of divided regions on the basis of the importance and the execution cost, and present an execution condition corresponding to the selected divided region as a search condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Yoichi KAWACHIYA, Keiro MURO, Hiroaki SHIKANO, Satoru WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220142165
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I) (in the formula (I), R1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl group or the like, R2 represents a substituted or unsubstituted 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl group, R3 represents a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl group or the like, Y represents an oxygen atom or NH, A1 represents a sulfur atom, an oxygen atom, or NR4, R4 represents a C1-6 alkyl group, A2 is a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom, X represents a substituent, n represents the chemically acceptable number of X, and is an integer of 0 to 3, and, when n is 2 or more, X may be identical to or different from each other), or a salt thereof is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya KOUBORI, Syuichi ITO, Tetsuo TAMAI, Hiroaki KOYAMA, Tatsuhiro KAWASAKI, Takayuki FUJII, Shigeki NISHINO, Shinya WATANABE, Hideki KATO, Mikiko KUNISHIMA, Shinya UESUSUKI, Juri NOMURA, Hiroshi SANO, Tomoyuki SAIGA
  • Patent number: 11315707
    Abstract: There is provided a method of producing a long body covered with a covering layer, in which the long body includes at least plural electric wires and/or tubes, the covering layer includes at least a specific intermediate layer and a specific outermost layer, the method including at least: covering the long body with the covering layer; and fixing positions of the plural electric wires and/or tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: JUNKOSHA INC.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11305560
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a feeder, a conveyance section, an image forming section, a light emitter, a light receiver, a measuring section, and a permeation depth calculator. The feeder feeds a sheet. The conveyance section conveys the sheet. The image forming section forms an image on the sheet conveyed by the conveyance section using an ink. The light emitter emits near-infrared light to the sheet with the image thereon. The light receiver receives reflected light of the near-infrared light. The reflected light has been reflected by the sheet with the image thereon. The measuring section measures a received light quantity of the reflected light. The permeation depth calculator calculates a permeation depth of the ink permeating the sheet based on the received light quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ishii, Motoki Suzuki, Hiroaki Watanabe, Ryota Okui
  • Patent number: 11307509
    Abstract: An electro-conductive layer of an electrophotographic electro-conductive member has a matrix-domain structure. The matrix contains a first rubber. The domain contains a second rubber and electro-conductive particles. Where ? represents an average of ratios of the cross-sectional area of the electro-conductive particles contained in each of the domains to the cross-sectional area of each of the domains appearing on a cross-section of the electro-conductive layer in a thickness direction, and ? represents a standard deviation of the ratios, ?/? is 0 or more and 0.4 or less, and ? is 20% or more and 40% or less. At least eight of samples with a first cubic shape 9 ?m on a side, which are sampled at arbitrary nine positions on the electro-conductive layer, satisfy the specified condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuo Hino, Yasuhiro Fushimoto, Norifumi Muranaka, Masafumi Kyogaku, Masaki Yamada, Hiroshi Inoue, Takumi Furukawa, Hiroaki Watanabe, Kenya Terada, Yuya Tomomizu, Toshimitsu Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11247492
    Abstract: A first light emitter emits light toward a sheet. A first light receiver receives first reflected light from the sheet. A second light emitter is arranged downstream of the first light emitter in a conveyance direction of the sheet and emits light toward the sheet. A second light receiver receives second reflected light from the sheet. A measuring section measures first and second received light quantities of the first reflected light and the second reflected light. A moisture content calculator calculates a change in a moisture content of the ink in the sheet based on a difference between first and second moisture contents. The first moisture content is based on the first received light quantity and the second moisture content is based on the second received light quantity. A curling amount calculator calculates a curling amount of the sheet based on the change in the moisture content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Ishii, Motoki Suzuki, Hiroaki Watanabe, Ryota Okui
  • Publication number: 20220044846
    Abstract: There is provided a method of producing a long body covered with a covering layer, in which the long body includes at least plural electric wires and/or tubes, the covering layer includes at least a specific intermediate layer and a specific outermost layer, the method including at least: covering the long body with the covering layer; and fixing positions of the plural electric wires and/or tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: JUNKOSHA INC.
    Inventor: Hiroaki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220026825
    Abstract: An electroconductive member for electrophotography has an electroconductive support and an electroconductive layer in the order mentioned. The electroconductive layer has a matrix including a crosslinked product of a first rubber, and a domain including a crosslinked product of a second rubber and an electroconductive particle. The impedance of the outer surface of the electroconductive member is 1.0×103 to 1.0×108?). 80% by number or more of domains observed at each of a total of nine 15-?m square observation regions, which are disposed at any three points in a thickness region from the outer surface to a specific depth on each of cross sections in the thickness direction at three points: the center of the electroconductive layer in the longitudinal direction and points at a specific distance from the both edges of the electroconductive layer toward the center, satisfy specific requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Satoru Nishioka, Masahiro Kurachi, Kenji Takashima, Yuichi Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Kana Sato, Takumi Furukawa, Hiroaki Watanabe, Kenya Terada, Yuya Tomomizu, Toshimitsu Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20220011684
    Abstract: Provided an electrophotographic electro-conductive member that can stably suppress an occurrence of fogging in an electrophotographic image. The member comprises a support having an electro-conductive outer surface, and an electro-conductive layer on the outer surface of the support, the electro-conductive layer having a matrix including a cross-linked product of a first rubber, and domains dispersed in the matrix, the domains each includes a cross-linked product of a second rubber and an electro-conductive particle, at least some of the domains is exposed to the outer surface of the electro-conductive member to constitute protrusions on an outer surface of the member, the outer surface of the electro-conductive member is constituted by the matrix and the domains exposed to the outer surface of the electrophotographic electro-conductive member, the electrophotographic electro-conductive member has an impedance of 1.0×103? or more and 1.0×108? or less, and some of the domains satisfy two specific requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Satoru Nishioka, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Hiroaki Watanabe, Takumi Furukawa, Yasuhiro Fushimoto, Masahiro Kurachi, Kenji Takashima, Yuichi Kikuchi, Kana Sato
  • Patent number: 11193266
    Abstract: A flush toilet is provided with a toilet main unit and a functional unit. The toilet main unit has a toilet bowl and an upper surface portion on which a recessed portion is formed. The functional unit is provided on the rear side of the toilet bowl and offers a function different from a function for washing the toilet bowl. The functional unit is able to move between an entering position where at least a portion of the functional unit is located inside the recessed portion and a retreating position where the entire functional unit is located outside the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Akiya Saeki, Hiroaki Watanabe, Tomoya Sasaki, Ryuichi Yokoi
  • Patent number: 11191162
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit board supporting structure capable of easily detaching a circuit board on a base. The circuit board supporting structure is configured to support a circuit board on a base, in which the base has a concave portion formed in a placement surface of the circuit board, and a rotational operation member configured to be rotatably accommodated in the concave portion and extend and retract in a direction perpendicular to the placement surface by a rotational operation, in which the circuit board has a through hole formed at a position corresponding to the concave portion, in which the rotational operation member has a reference surface formed approximately in parallel with the placement surface, and an operation portion formed on a rotational axis of the rotational operation member so as to be exposed from the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11175602
    Abstract: An electroconductive member for electrophotography has an electroconductive support and an electroconductive layer in the order mentioned. The electroconductive layer has a matrix including a crosslinked product of a first rubber, and a domain including a crosslinked product of a second rubber and an electroconductive particle. The impedance of an outer surface of the electroconductive member is 1.0×103 to 1.0×108?. 80% by number or more of domains observed at each of a total of nine 15-?m square observation regions, which are disposed at any three points in a thickness region from the outer surface to a specific depth on each of cross sections in a thickness direction at three points: the center of the electroconductive layer in the longitudinal direction and points at a specific distance from both edges of the electroconductive layer toward the center, satisfy specific requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Nishioka, Masahiro Kurachi, Kenji Takashima, Yuichi Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Kana Sato, Takumi Furukawa, Hiroaki Watanabe, Kenya Terada, Yuya Tomomizu, Toshimitsu Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11178644
    Abstract: A base station capable of performing wireless communication with a wireless communication device with a Grant-free method, the base station includes: a reception circuit configured to receive a first signal transmitted from the wireless communication device by using a shared radio resource allocated to the wireless communication device; and a transmission circuit configured to transmit a second signal including information regarding a radio resource used for retransmission to the wireless communication device when retransmission of the first signal is requested to the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Watanabe, Yoshihiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11169454
    Abstract: Provided an electrophotographic electro-conductive member that can stably suppress an occurrence of fogging in an electrophotographic image. The member comprises a support having an electro-conductive outer surface, and an electro-conductive layer on the outer surface of the support, the electro-conductive layer having a matrix including a cross-linked product of a first rubber, and domains dispersed in the matrix, the domains each includes a cross-linked product of a second rubber and an electro-conductive particle, at least some of the domains is exposed to the outer surface of the electro-conductive member to constitute protrusions on an outer surface of the member, the outer surface of the electro-conductive member is constituted by the matrix and the domains exposed to the outer surface of the electrophotographic electro-conductive member, the electrophotographic electro-conductive member has an impedance of 1.0×103? or more and 1.0×108? or less, and some of the domains satisfy two specific requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Nishioka, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Hiroaki Watanabe, Takumi Furukawa, Yasuhiro Fushimoto, Masahiro Kurachi, Kenji Takashima, Yuichi Kikuchi, Kana Sato
  • Publication number: 20210293870
    Abstract: A radiated electromagnetic wave estimation is performed by a computer. The estimation process includes: converting a circuit diagram of an electronic circuit board into a combination of a plurality of partial circuits; and predicting radiated electromagnetic waves from the electronic circuit board by using a prediction result of a radiated electromagnetic wave for each of the partial circuits obtained by the converting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Oishi, Shohei Yamane, Yoichi Kochibe, Hiroaki WATANABE, Toshiyasu OHARA
  • Patent number: 11112748
    Abstract: An electrophotographic developing member includes an electro-conductive support and an electro-conductive layer provided on the support, wherein the electro-conductive layer has a matrix containing a first rubber and a plurality of domains dispersed in the matrix, and the domain contains a second rubber and an electronic conductive agent and when a frequency is log-log-plotted on a horizontal axis and an impedance is log-log-plotted on a vertical axis with respect to an impedance measured by applying an alternating current voltage having an amplitude of 1 V on the electro-conductive layer while changing a frequency between 1.0×10?2 Hz to 1.0×107 Hz under a specific environment, an inclination of an impedance on a high frequency side is ?0.8 or more and ?0.3 or less and an impedance on a low frequency side is 1.0×104? to 1.0×1011?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Yamada, Yuichi Kikuchi, Tetsuo Hino, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Takumi Furukawa, Hiroaki Watanabe, Kenya Terada, Yuya Tomomizu, Toshimitsu Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20210252878
    Abstract: A first light emitter emits light toward a sheet. A first light receiver receives first reflected light from the sheet. A second light emitter is arranged downstream of the first light emitter in a conveyance direction of the sheet and emits light toward the sheet. A second light receiver receives second reflected light from the sheet. A measuring section measures first and second received light quantities of the first reflected light and the second reflected light. A moisture content calculator calculates a change in a moisture content of the ink in the sheet based on a difference between first and second moisture contents. The first moisture content is based on the first received light quantity and the second moisture content is based on the second received light quantity. A curling amount calculator calculates a curling amount of the sheet based on the change in the moisture content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi ISHII, Motoki SUZUKI, Hiroaki WATANABE, Ryota OKUI
  • Publication number: 20210252880
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a feeder, a conveyance section, an image forming section, a light emitter, a light receiver, a measuring section, and a permeation depth calculator. The feeder feeds a sheet. The conveyance section conveys the sheet. The image forming section forms an image on the sheet conveyed by the conveyance section using an ink. The light emitter emits near-infrared light to the sheet with the image thereon. The light receiver receives reflected light of the near-infrared light. The reflected light has been reflected by the sheet with the image thereon. The measuring section measures a received light quantity of the reflected light. The permeation depth calculator calculates a permeation depth of the ink permeating the sheet based on the received light quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi ISHII, Motoki SUZUKI, Hiroaki WATANABE, Ryota OKUI
  • Patent number: 11072138
    Abstract: A spectacle lens manufacturing system includes resin material filling means which fills a lens mold with a lens material (heat-curable resin material), and at least a portion of the lens mold is formed by a three-dimensional printer. The lens mold includes a front lens mold having a rear surface that defines a front surface of a spectacle lens, a rear lens mold having a front surface that defines a rear surface of the spectacle lens, and a side peripheral lens mold having an inner surface that defines a side periphery of the spectacle lens. The side peripheral lens mold is formed by the three-dimensional printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Tokai Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagao, Hiroaki Watanabe, Shingo Ono, Hiroshi Ueno
  • Publication number: 20210048759
    Abstract: An electro-conductive layer of an electrophotographic electro-conductive member has a matrix-domain structure. The matrix contains a first rubber. The domain contains a second rubber and electro-conductive particles. Where ? represents an average of ratios of the cross-sectional area of the electro-conductive particles contained in each of the domains to the cross-sectional area of each of the domains appearing on a cross-section of the electro-conductive layer in a thickness direction, and ? represents a standard deviation of the ratios, ?/? is 0 or more and 0.4 or less, and ? is 20% or more and 40% or less. At least eight of samples with a first cubic shape 9 ?m on a side, which are sampled at arbitrary nine positions on the electro-conductive layer, satisfy the specified condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuo Hino, Yasuhiro Fushimoto, Norifumi Muranaka, Masafumi Kyogaku, Masaki Yamada, Hiroshi Inoue, Takumi Furukawa, Hiroaki Watanabe, Kenya Terada, Yuya Tomomizu, Toshimitsu Nakazawa