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: 10135099
    Abstract: A pulsed discharge device according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes a controller configured to determine an interruption time to a discharge time based on a predetermined time ratio between the discharge time and the interruption time when performing a pulsed discharge to repeat alternately a discharge and a pause in discharging of a chemical battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fukunishi, Kenji Kobayashi, Suguru Watanabe, Osamu Ishibashi, Hiroshi Kajitani, Kazuhisa Sunaga, Hideyuki Sugita, Atsumasa Sawada, Ayami Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10135073
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a dispersant for a resin current collector which can uniformly disperse a conductive filler to attain sufficient charge and discharge characteristics without impairing the output power per unit weight of a battery. The present invention provides a dispersant for a resin current collector comprising a polymer having a resin-philic block (A1) and a conductive filler-philic block (A2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Shindo, Manabu Watanabe, Hiroshi Akama, Hideaki Horie
  • Patent number: 10131275
    Abstract: A motive power stoppage guidance apparatus includes at least one of a display device configured to be disposed in a compartment of a vehicle, and a sound output device configured to output a sound in the compartment of the vehicle; and an indication control unit configured, when the vehicle is traveling in a state where a motive power stops, or when the likelihood is high in that the vehicle is traveling in the state where the motive power stops, to execute at least one of having the display device display at least one of that the motive power is in a stopped state, and a recommended operational method, and having the sound output device output an indication sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Marunaka, Daisuke Tsuji, Noriyuki Imanishi, Hiroshi Katou, Masaya Watanabe, Toru Ochi, Yasuhiro Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10124977
    Abstract: A sheet stacking apparatus including a control portion is configured to execute: a first mode in which the control portion causes a bundle forming portion to form a bundle of sheets including a sheet supported by a first placement portion and a sheet placed on a second placement portion; and a second mode in which a downstream end portion of a bundle of sheets formed in the second mode is positioned upstream of a downstream end portion of a bundle of sheets to be formed in the first mode, and wherein the control portion sets a maximum number of sheets constituting a bundle of sheets which the control portion causes the bundle forming portion to form in the second mode to be smaller than a maximum number of sheets constituting a bundle of sheets which the control portion causes the bundle forming portion to form in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Shintaro Moriya, Kazuhiko Watanabe, Hiroshi Amano, Seiji Ono, Ichiro Yoda, Masao Ueno
  • Publication number: 20180323011
    Abstract: A chip capacitor according to the present invention includes a substrate, a pair of external electrodes formed on the substrate, a capacitor element connected between the pair of external electrodes, and a bidirectional diode connected between the pair of external electrodes and in parallel to the capacitor element. Also, a circuit assembly according to the present invention includes the chip capacitor according to the present invention and a mounting substrate having lands, soldered to the external electrodes, on a mounting surface facing a front surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki YAMAMOTO, Keishi WATANABE, Hiroshi TAMAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180314033
    Abstract: A variable focal length lens device includes: a lens system whose refractive index is variable in response to an inputted drive signal; an image detector for detecting an image of a target object through the lens system; a lens controller for outputting the drive signal and an illumination signal; and a lens operation unit for adjusting a frequency and amplitude of the drive signal outputted by the lens controller and an image-detection timing for the image detector. The lens controller includes a resonance-lock controller for tuning the drive signal to a resonance frequency of the lens system. The lens operation unit includes a resonance-lock operation unit for switchably enabling and suspending the resonance-lock controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi SAKAI, Yutaka WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180306597
    Abstract: A vehicular display device includes a display configured to display an image in a display area that overlaps a position of a windshield of a vehicle, a display processor configured to display a direction guide image in the display area in a manner superimposed on a road on which the vehicle is traveling, the direction guide image being an image showing a turn position where the vehicle is to make a turn on the road, and a display pattern determiner configured to determine a display pattern of the direction guide image based on a traveling speed of the vehicle. The display pattern determiner determines the display pattern such that, the higher the traveling speed is, the longer a length from a top end to a bottom end of the direction guide image is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Kosaka, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Hiroshi Watanabe, Masayuki Shishido, Kenji Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10109980
    Abstract: Provided is an optical semiconductor element including: a stacked structure body 20 formed of a first compound semiconductor layer 21, a third compound semiconductor layer (active layer) 23, and a second compound semiconductor layer 22. A fundamental mode waveguide region 40 with a waveguide width W1, a free propagation region 50 with a width larger than W1, and a light emitting region 60 having a tapered shape (flared shape) with a width increasing toward a light emitting end surface 25 are arranged in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rintaro Koda, Masaru Kuramoto, Shunsuke Kono, Hideki Watanabe, Hiroshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20180297209
    Abstract: An example system includes a vehicle, a robot, and a controller. The vehicle may include an accelerator operator and a steering operator. The robot may include as accelerator actuator configured to operate the accelerator operator, and a steering actuator configured to operate-the steering operator. The controller is configured to: in response to an accelerator command, send a first signal to the accelerator actuator to operate the accelerator operator of the vehicle, and in response to a steering command, send a second, signal to the steering actuator to steer the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas LOW, Thomas DE CANDIA, Seungkook YUN, Thomas EGAN, Bryan CHAVEZ, Alexander KERNBAUM, Riley SHEAR, Leonard GERARD, Stephen MORFEY, Richard MAHONEY, Regis VINCENT, Paul BIRKMEYER, Hiroyuki MORITA, Hirokatsu MURAMATSU, Keiji NISHIMURA, Hiroshi SAIJOU, Akira SATOU, Toshifumi UCHIYAMA, Hitoshi WATANABE, Shirou WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10104014
    Abstract: A data transferring system includes a switch and a controller. The switch transfers data from a transmission source to a transmission destination with reference to a table in which a first information and a second information are associated. The controller includes a setter configured to set a tentative table to the switch, the tentative table storing the second information for outputting data, which is matched with the condition represented by the first information, to the controller, an obtainer configured to obtain a route information representing a route between the transmission source and the transmission destination, and an updater configured to update the tentative table to a table in which an outputting destination of data, which is matched with the condition represented by the first information, is changed in accordance with the route information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Senji Watanabe, Hiroshi Miyata
  • Publication number: 20180292970
    Abstract: This input terminal device 1 for receiving a user operation via a position input object PS is provided with: a position detection unit 106 which detects the position of the position input object; a display unit 109a which displays a cursor; and an operation processing control unit 1024 which causes operation processing to be performed. The operation processing control unit has a plurality of operation modes and one of these modes includes a state M0 in which the operation processing control unit does not cause any operation processing to be performed, except for movement of the cursor in accordance with the position of the position input object. The operation processing control unit is configured to switch between the plurality of operation modes when the user has performed a specific operation by means of the position input object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Motoyuki SUZUKI, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Nobuo MASUOKA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Mitsunobu WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180292229
    Abstract: A front object determiner determines an object on a traveling road surface in front of a host vehicle based on an image of a forward view captured by a front camera. A display controller draws an overlapping portion where a guide route calculated by a navigation device and the object determined by the front object determiner overlap each other in a display region on a windshield and a non-overlapping portion where the guide route and the object do not overlap each other in the display region on the windshield such that the overlapping portion is to be presented in a mode different from a mode for the non-overlapping portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Maruyama, Hiroshi Watanabe, Norio Kosaka, Masayuki Shishido
  • Publication number: 20180291214
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an antibacterial/antiviral coating agent capable of forming an antibacterial/antiviral coating film that can maintain an excellent appearance. This antibacterial/antiviral coating agent includes acrylic melamine paint, a quaternary ammonium salt, polyvalent carboxylic acid, and phosphoric acid; the quaternary ammonium salt is included at over 3.0 parts by weight and under 5.0 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight of acrylic melamine paint solids, and the phosphoric acid is included at a mole ratio of 0.5-3.5 to the quaternary ammonium salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Yoichi WATANABE, Hiroshi KAKEHI, Yuki SHUTO
  • Patent number: 10094315
    Abstract: A rotational speed control apparatus for an engine that drives an air conditioning compressor includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit corrects a calculated value of a load torque of a compressor in accordance with a deviation between a rotational speed of the engine and a target rotational speed, as a changeover transition period control, in a changeover transition period. The electronic control unit also sets an execution period of the changeover transition period control such that the execution period in a changeover transition period from the stopped state to the driven state of the compressor is longer than an execution period of the changeover transition period control in a changeover transition period from the driven state to the stopped state of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180282953
    Abstract: A road structure, an asphalt layer of which is peeled off by electromagnetic induction heating, includes a non-thermoplastic base layer, an asphalt layer located above the base layer, a conductive sheet between the base layer and the asphalt layer, a first bonding layer that bonds the conductive sheet and the base layer; and a second bonding layer that bonds the conductive sheet and the asphalt layer. The conductive sheet is configured to generate heat based on electromagnetic induction. At least the first bonding layer is a thermoplastic bonding layer configured to be softened by the heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yasushi Kanzaki, Kazuo Kijima, Atsuki Gomi, Kenji Kihara, Toshio Kunimatsu, Yuya Terasawa, Tomonobu Sekiguchi, Kazunori Yamada, Hiroyuki Nishikawa, Hiroshi Oe, Kouichi Sugimoto, Mayo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10090678
    Abstract: A production energy management system is provided, including a production and energy flow model definer configured to define a production and energy flow model wherein the production and energy flow model represents, by directed lines, a flow with regard to an input and output of a production-related material between apparatuses disposed in a plant and a flow with regard to an input and output of energy and associates index values of the production-related material and the energy with a kind of metered data measured in the plant, a data collector configured to collect the metered data from the plant, and an energy calculator configured to perform an energy calculation for each apparatus based on the collected metered data and the defined production and energy flow model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ikeyama, Hiroshi Watanabe, Ken-ichi Inoue, Akira Seki
  • Patent number: 10090675
    Abstract: A power loss protection integrated circuit includes a VIN terminal, a VOUT terminal, an STR terminal, a switch circuit (eFuse), a control circuit, and a prebiasing circuit. In a normal mode, current flows from a power source, into VIN, through the eFuse, out of VOUT, and to the output node. A switching converter of which the control circuit is a part is disabled. If a switch over condition then occurs, the eFuse is turned off and the switching converter starts operating. The switching converter receives energy from STR and drives the output node. Switch over is facilitated by prebiasing. Prior to switch over, the prebiasing circuit prebiases a control loop node as a function of eFuse current flow prior to switch over. When the switching converter begins operating, the node is already prebiased for the proper amount of current to be supplied by the switching converter onto the output node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Active-Semi, Inc.
    Inventors: Thuc Huu Lam, Hue Khac Trinh, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10089481
    Abstract: A method, executed by a computer, for recording data includes splitting a file into sequential extents, reordering the sequential extents into non-sequential extents, writing the non-sequential extents to a storage medium, writing dummy data to the storage medium, and writing extent placement information corresponding to a placement for the non-sequential extents to the storage medium. A computer program product and computer system corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Hiroshi Itagaki, Shinsuke Mitsuma, Noriko Yamamoto, Terue Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180275552
    Abstract: Provided is a charging roll for an electrophotographic device in which charge capability is increased and uniformity of charging is satisfied. A charging roll for an electrophotographic device, the charging roll being provided with a shaft body, an elastic body layer formed on the outer periphery of the shaft body, and a surface layer formed on the outer periphery of the elastic body layer, the surface layer containing a binder resin, large-diameter particles having an average particle diameter of 15-50 ?m, and small-diameter particles having an average particle diameter of 3 ?m or more and less than 15 ?m, the content of the small-diameter particles being within the range of 5-50 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the binder resin, and the size of particle aggregates including the small-diameter particles contained in the surface layer being 6-50 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Masanori Satoh, Yasuhide Watanabe, Masanori Ishida, Hiroshi Ukai, Yoshihiro Saito
  • Publication number: 20180279010
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to acquire target sentence data including a plurality of morphemes obtained by speech recognition and speech generation time of each morpheme from the plurality of morphemes; and assign display time according to a difference between a confirmed sentence of which a user's correction for the target sentence data is confirmed and a second confirmed sentence of a previous speech generation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Nayuko WATANABE, Kosei FUME, Hiroshi FUJIMURA