Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Watanabe

Hiroshi 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: 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: 20210221241
    Abstract: A power transmission coupler void space (20) and a power transmission hose void space (21) are allowed to communicate with each other. A viscous resin (D) is sealed in each of the power transmission coupler void space (20) and the power transmission hose void space (21). A power reception coupler void space (22) and a power reception hose void space (23) are allowed to communicate with each other. A viscous resin (D) is sealed in each of the power reception coupler void space (22) and the power reception hose void space (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Showa Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kitao YAMAMOTO, Hiroshi WATANABE, Masashi MOCHIZUKI, Yasuyuki OKIYONEDA, Atushi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11068672
    Abstract: A wireless tag system including a tag signal antenna configured to receive a tag signal transmitted from a wireless transmission tag; and a communication area shaping antenna configured to transmit a reception area shaping signal for narrowing an area in which the tag signal antenna can communicate with the wireless transmission tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Uchimura, Hiroshi Takahashi, Masato Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210216032
    Abstract: A cleaning blade includes a blade member including a ridgeline portion. The ridgeline portion contains polyrotaxane. A sheet conveyance roller includes a core and a surface layer. The surface layer contains polyrotaxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko WATANABE, Hiroshi NAKAI, Masahiro OHMORI
  • Patent number: 11063122
    Abstract: In a termination region of a SiC-MOSFET, suppressing operation of a p-n diode between a well and a drift layer sometimes decreases reliability during high-speed switching. In a termination region of a SiC-MOSFET with a built-in SBD are provided second well region having an impurity concentration lower than the impurity concentration in a well region in an active region, and a high-concentration region that is formed on a surface layer of the second well region, has an impurity concentration higher than the impurity concentration in the well region in the active region, and is ohmic-connected to a source electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamashiro, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kohei Ebihara
  • Patent number: 11064029
    Abstract: A microscope device connected to a network includes a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit receives master setting information from a data processor by communicating with the data processor over the network, and the master setting information includes multiple pieces of customizing setting information that correspond to multiple types of microscopy. The control unit registers or updates own-device-setting information of the microscope device in accordance with the master setting information received by the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Norikazu Urata
  • Patent number: 11062705
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes one or more processors configured to detect a trigger from a voice signal, the trigger indicating start of voice recognition; and to perform voice recognition of a recognition sound section subsequent to a trigger sound section including the detected trigger, referring to a trigger and voice recognition dictionary corresponding to the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Nayuko Watanabe, Takehiko Kagoshima, Hiroshi Fujimura
  • Patent number: 11003404
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a storage unit and a control unit. The storage unit stores in advance first identification information out of the first identification information and second identification information which are associated with the same user. The control unit acquires data of a job associated with the second identification information. The control unit suspends the execution of the job when the second identification information is not associated with the first identification information. The control unit authenticates the user using the first identification information. The control unit associates the second identification information with the first identification information when an operation determined in advance is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Hagiwara, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10985949
    Abstract: It is desirable to provide a technology capable of supporting reverse connection in which the front and back of a connector are reversed while expansion of circuit scale is suppressed. A reception control device is provided including a polarity detection unit that detects, as a polarity determination result signal, at least one of a polarity of a first reception signal received by a first reception unit or a polarity of a polarity inversion result of a second reception signal received by a second reception unit and a reception control unit that controls output destinations of a third reception signal received after the first reception signal by the first reception unit and a fourth reception signal received after the second reception signal by the second reception unit, on the basis of the polarity determination result signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Mori, Toshihisa Hyakudai, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10982544
    Abstract: A turbine includes a diffuser. The diffuser includes a combustor basket, an outer shell, a plurality of struts, and a protrusion. A front end of the protrusion is between a leading edge position of an adjacent pair of the struts and a trailing edge position of the adjacent pair of the struts, and a rear end of the protrusion extends further than the trailing edge position of the adjacent pair of the struts in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naonori Nagai, Hiroyoshi Torikai, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10982566
    Abstract: A turbine is equipped with a turbine rotor (21), a turbine casing, a turbine blade (24), a turbine stator and a diffuser (4A). The diffuser (4A) is equipped with an inner cylinder (41) extending along an axis, an outer cylinder covering the inner cylinder (41) from an outer circumferential side and forming an exhaust flow path (C) between the inner cylinder (41) and the outer cylinder. The inner cylinder (41) is equipped with an inclined surface (51) extending from an inner side to an outer side in the radial direction centering on the axis as going from one side to the other side in the direction of the axis. The inclined surface (51) is disposed to intersect an extension (55) obtained by extending platforms (54) of a plurality of turbine blades (24) to the other side in the direction of the axis, in a cross sectional view including the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Daigo Fujimura, Takashi Hiyama, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10967789
    Abstract: A safe driving assistance device includes a region setting section that sets a collision risk determination region used for determining presence or absence of a collision risk of a host vehicle, and a determination section that determines a collision risk between the host vehicle and another vehicle using a host vehicle collision risk determination region, another vehicle collision risk determination region, and environment data. The host vehicle collision risk determination region of the host vehicle is set based on travel data of the host vehicle, a vehicle specification of the host vehicle, and the environment data obtained by the host vehicle. The other vehicle collision risk determination region is obtained by a vehicle-to-vehicle communication device. The other vehicle collision risk determination region is the collision risk determination region of the other vehicle as a collision risk determination target with the host vehicle set by the other vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Katou, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takeshi Ito
  • Publication number: 20210089252
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a storage unit and a control unit. The storage unit stores in advance first identification information out of the first identification information and second identification information which are associated with the same user. The control unit acquires data of a job associated with the second identification information. The control unit suspends the execution of the job when the second identification information is not associated with the first identification information. The control unit authenticates the user using the first identification information. The control unit associates the second identification information with the first identification information when an operation determined in advance is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro HAGIWARA, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210079811
    Abstract: A gas turbine for an aircraft includes: blades each including a blade body extending outward from a rotor rotating about an axis in a radial direction of the rotor and a fin protruding from an outer peripheral surface of a blade shroud formed on a distal end of the blade body; a casing installed to form gaps between the casing and the fins; and vanes each including a vane shroud formed such that at least a leading end portion of the vane shroud formed upstream in an axial direction is located outside with respect to an extended line of an inner peripheral surface of the casing in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Daigo FUJIMURA, Hiroshi WATANABE, Tadayuki HANADA, Takaaki HASE
  • Publication number: 20210072101
    Abstract: A tactile and proximity sensor includes a light source, a light receiving section, and a cover. The light source emits light. The light receiving section receives light and generates a signal providing a result of the received light. The cover includes an elastic body that deforms under external force and that covers the light source and the light receiving section. The cover includes a reflective section that reflects light between the light source and the light receiving section and a transmission section that allows light to pass through in a first direction from the light source and that allows light to pass through in a second direction from the light receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Takatoshi KATO, Hiroshi WATANABE, Kohei SUGAHARA, Hironari YAMAMOTO, Hiraku KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20210075347
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a speed detection method for maintaining a fine time axis resolution and a power conversion device that uses the method. This power conversion device comprises an inverter for converting DC voltage into AC voltage and supplying the same to a motor, a motor speed calculation unit for calculating the speed of the motor from output pulses obtained from an encoder connected to the motor, and a control unit for receiving the motor speed from the motor speed calculation unit and controlling the inverter. In the power conversion device, the motor speed calculation unit measures the duty cycle of the output pulses, calculates the speed using the half cycles of the output pulses if the duty cycle is within a prescribed range from 50%, and calculates the speed using the full cycles of the output pulses if the duty ratio is outside of the prescribed range from 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi WATANABE, Masataka SASAKI, Masahiro HIRAGA, Yusuke ARAO, Atsuhiko NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki TOMITA, Kazushige HOTTA, Yusaku ONUMA
  • Patent number: 10931072
    Abstract: It is desirable to provide a technology capable of improving reliability in light transmission and convenience at the time of connecting a transmission device to a cable with a simple circuit configuration. A transmitting device is provided which includes a connector receptacle unit connected to an optical-electrical composite cable, in which the connector receptacle unit includes a first electrode group, a second electrode group provided at a position rotated from the first electrode group by 180 degrees about a center of a main body of the connector receptacle unit as a reference, a first connection unit group for transmitting optical signals, and a second connection unit group for transmitting optical signals provided at a position rotated from the first connection unit group for transmitting optical signals by 180 degrees about the center of the main body of the connector receptacle unit as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihisa Hyakudai, Atsushi Mori, Naoto Nagaki, Manabu Sakai, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10919094
    Abstract: Cutting machining is performed on a workpiece by making a cutting tool travel relative to the workpiece while rotating the cutting tool such that a peripheral speed of the cutting tool becomes equal to or more than a cutting speed of the cutting tool, while an outer peripheral surface and an end surface of the cutting tool function as a rake surface and a relief surface, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Azuma, Yoshihiko Yamada, Kenji Hamada, Masahiro Kiji, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210037613
    Abstract: A holding device including a ceramic member formed of a sintered ceramic material containing aluminum nitride as a main component, a heating resistor element formed of a metal and disposed in the ceramic member, an electrically conductive electricity supply connection member in contact with the heating resistor element, and an electrically conductive electricity supply terminal electrically connected to the electricity supply connection member. The holding device holds an object on the surface of the ceramic member. In the holding device, at least a portion of the surface of the electricity supply connection member, excluding its contact surface for contact with the heating resistor element and its connection surface for connection with the electricity supply terminal, is covered with a coat layer formed of a nitride containing at least one of Al, Ti, Zr, V, Ta, and Nb. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the holding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryunosuke SAKAMAKI, Katsuya TAKAOKA, Hiroshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10908120
    Abstract: A semiconductor biosensor includes a central reaction unit of an inspection equipment. The central reaction unit includes a plurality of first conducting wires, a plurality of second conducting wires, a common electrode source, a plurality of sense-amplifiers, a plurality of non-volatile memory type transistors, and a first oxide film. Each sense-amplifier is connected to a respective second conducting wire. The non-volatile memory type transistors are respectively formed on the second conducting wires. Each non-volatile memory type transistor includes a control gate, a third oxide film, a floating gate, and a second oxide. The first oxide film wraps or covers the first conducting wires. Receptors are fixed on a surface of the first oxide film. A portion of the targets couples with a portion of the receptors to form composite bodies. The sense-amplifiers are configured to detect a change in a current signal based on the charges of the composite bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Laurus Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Zhe-An Lee, Ikuo Kurachi