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: 9977135
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus comprises a sensor portion including a pixel array configured to acquire an image signal corresponding to radiation, and a plurality of detection elements arranged in the pixel array and configured to detect the radiation, and a readout circuit configured to read out the image signal from the sensor portion, wherein the readout circuit includes a signal processing circuit arranged to combine and process signals from the plurality of detection elements if determining the presence or absence of radiation irradiation, and to process a signal for each detection element or combine and process signals from a number of detection elements from among the plurality of detection elements, the number being less than the number of detection elements that include the plurality of detection elements, if determining a radiation dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keigo Yokoyama, Minoru Watanabe, Masato Ofuji, Jun Kawanabe, Kentaro Fujiyoshi, Hiroshi Wayama
  • Publication number: 20180133987
    Abstract: A spectacle lens manufacturing system includes resin material filling means which fills a lens mold with a lens material (heat-curable resin material), the lens mold includes a rear lens mold having a front surface that defines a rear surface of a spectacle lens, the rear lens mold has a rear lens mold base body, a three-dimensional printer which adds a aspherical surface addition portion to a front surface of the rear lens mold base body is provided, and a front surface of the rear lens mold is the front surface of the rear lens mold base body, to which the aspherical surface addition portion is added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: TOKAI OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki WATANABE, Atsushi NAGAO, Hisashi IKAWA, Shingo ONO, Hiroshi UENO
  • Publication number: 20180133989
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: TOKAI OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagao, Hiroaki Watanabe, Shingo Ono, Hiroshi Ueno
  • Publication number: 20180136212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a test support method which is a means for predicting whether or not pathological complete response (pCR) will be attained when a preoperative chemotherapy with an anticancer drug is performed, the method using a sample (breast cancer tissue section) collected from a breast cancer patient to be subjected to the preoperative chemotherapy. The test support method includes: [1] the step of acquiring a fluorescence image of a breast cancer tissue section, which fluorescence image shows bright spots of fluorescent nanoparticles labeling one or more kinds of breast cancer-related proteins; [2] the step of acquiring at least one index relating to the expression level(s) of the breast cancer-related protein(s) on the basis of the bright spots of the fluorescence image; and [3] the step of acquiring information for predicting pCR by performing an analysis using the above-described at least one index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Hideki GOUDA, Masaru TAKAHASHI, Kensaku TAKANASHI, Hisatake OKADA, Yuichi OZAKI, Yuka YOSHIHARA, Yasushi NAKANO, Kohsuke GONDA, Noriaki OHUCHI, Mika WATANABE, Norikazu MASUDA, Masakazu TOI, Hiroshi TADA, Minoru MIYASHITA
  • Publication number: 20180138272
    Abstract: Supposing x is defined as a position of an end of a depletion layer extending when a rated voltage V [V] is applied to a rear surface electrode, W1 is defined as a distance between the position x and an outer peripheral edge of a surface electrode in an outer peripheral direction, W2 is defined as a distance between the position x and an outer peripheral edge of a field insulating film in the outer peripheral direction, t [?m] is defined as a film thickness t [?m] of the field insulating film, a layout of a terminal part is defined so that an electrical field in the field insulating film at the position x expressed as W2V/t(W1+W2) is 3 MV/cm or smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei EBIHARA, Hiroshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9971271
    Abstract: A charging roll includes a shaft, an elastic body layer formed around the shaft, and a surface layer formed around the elastic body layer. The surface layer contains a binder and roughness formation particles, and has projecting sections that project outward in the radial direction farther in the portions in which the roughness formation particles are present than in the portions in which the roughness formation particles are not present. The roughness formation particles are composed of porous silica particles, and the porous silica particles have an average particle size of 5 to 50 ?m, an oil absorbency of 200 to 500 ml/100 g, and a pore size of 5 to 20 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Yasuhide Watanabe, Hiroshi Ukai
  • Patent number: 9973857
    Abstract: A piezoelectric speaker has a piezoelectric element and vibration plate. The piezoelectric element has a base body with a mounting surface, as well as first and second terminals that are formed on the mounting surface with a distance between them. The vibration plate has a conductive body joined to the piezoelectric element and having a principle surface facing the mounting surface, as well as a first hole with or without a bottom which is formed on the principle surface in a region facing the first terminal to form a space between the body and first terminal. The piezoelectric speaker is capable of preventing the external electrodes of the piezoelectric element from shorting to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasukazu Tokuhisa, Takashi Tomita, Hiroshi Hamada, Shigeo Ishii, Yutaka Doshida, Yoshiyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9971238
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mask blank including: a transparent substrate, a half-transparent layer for controlling a phase and a transmittance of the exposure light, formed on the transparent substrate, a middle layer formed on the half-transparent layer, and a light-shielding layer formed on the middle layer, wherein the light-shielding layer is constituted with a single metal material not including a transition metal; a film thickness of the light-shielding layer is 40 nm or less; and an optical density of a laminated body, in which three kinds of layers: the half-transparent layer, the middle layer, and the light-shielding layer are laminated, with respect to the exposure light is a value to the extent that the laminated body functions as a light-shielding region or more; the mask blank is used for producing a half tone type phase shift mask, and suitable for a lithography technique on a wafer from 40 nm half pitch and on for its high light-shielding property even thinning the light-shielding pattern
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Katsuya Hayano, Hideyoshi Takamizawa, Youhei Ohkawa, Takashi Adachi, Ayako Tani, Yoichi Miura
  • Patent number: 9966467
    Abstract: An integrated circuit and a code generating method are described. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of field effect transistors, a plurality of sense-amplifiers, and a processing circuit. Each field effect transistor is configured to represent an address in a mapping table and includes a source, a drain, a channel and a gate. Each sense-amplifier is connected to the drain and configured to sense an electric current from the drain and identify a threshold voltage of the corresponding field effect transistor. The processing circuit is configured to categorize each of the threshold voltages identified by the corresponding sense-amplifiers into a first state and a second state and mark the state of each of the threshold voltages at the corresponding address in the mapping table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9964897
    Abstract: A developing device includes a first developing roller, a second developing roller, a first end portion configured to restrict the amount of developer on the second developing roller, a restriction member, and a collecting roller configured to collect developer on the first developing roller. The second end portion is located at a position where magnetic force interference with a magnetic force generated by the second developing roller and the collecting roller is not caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuteru Ishizuka, Hiroshi Morimoto, Wataru Watanabe, Tatsuya Furuta, Shota Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9966146
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a controller groups a plurality of memory cells in each of the pages into a plurality of groups. The plurality of groups includes a first group and a second group. In a case of reading data from a first page, The controller performs first reading. The first reading includes reading data from the first page by using a first operation parameter for the first group. The controller performs second reading. The second reading includes reading data from the first page by using a second operation parameter for the second group. The controller merges first read data and second read data, and return the merged data as read data read from the first page. The first read data is acquired by the first reading. The second read data is acquired by the second reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki Watanabe, Hiroshi Sukegawa, Hiroshi Yao, Tokumasa Hara, Naomi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20180117571
    Abstract: This invention provides a CO2 desorption catalyst that has an excellent CO2 desorption activity and that can be used to replace metal filler. This invention provides a CO2 desorption catalyst comprising an inorganic powder or inorganic powder compact, the inorganic powder or inorganic powder compact having a BET specific surface area of 7 m2/g or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: THE KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Deguchi, Tsunenori Watanabe, Yasuyuki Yagi
  • Publication number: 20180123119
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a nonaqueous electrolyte battery including an electrode group and a nonaqueous electrolyte is provided. The electrode group is formed by winding a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator arranged between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The tension modulus of the separator in the winding direction is within a range of 200 (N/mm2) to 2,000 (N/mm2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka SHIKOTA, Hidesato Saruwatari, Dai Yamamoto, Genki Yamagishi, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9956929
    Abstract: A power supply device includes: a rotary member that holds a wire harness inserted therethrough; and a support member that swingably supports the rotary member and is fixed to a fixed structure body or a sliding structure body, wherein the rotary member has an annular outer peripheral wall and a harness lead-out portion, the support member has one sidewall disposed along the outer peripheral wall, and the harness lead-out portion moves in a direction away from the sidewall when the sliding structure body is fully opened, the outer peripheral wall is widely exposed between the harness lead-out portion and the sidewall, and the outer peripheral wall and the sidewall are overlapped with each other in a plate thickness direction in a state where the outer peripheral wall is widely exposed and come in contact with each other so as to avoid an entry of foreign matters therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sekino, Hiroshi Yamashita, Hiroaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180115653
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image formers each capable of forming, on a sheet, an overlap image and a non-overlap image, a fixer that fixes, on the sheet, a whole image composed of the overlap images and the non-overlap images, and a hardware processor that controls each of the plurality of image formers such that a difference in image at a boundary between the overlap image and the non-overlap image is reduced in the whole image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Natsuko MINEGISHI, Wataru WATANABE, Hiroshi MORIMOTO, Keiki KATSUMATA, Kazuhiro SAITO, Hiroki SHIBATA, Daiki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9954344
    Abstract: A spark plug 1 includes a cylindrical housing, a cylindrical insulator, a center electrode, a terminal bracket, a ground electrode, and a resistor. The insulator is held on the inside of the housing. The center electrode 4 is held on the inside of the insulator, with a tip end being projected therefrom. The terminal bracket is held on the inside of the insulator, with a base end part and being projected therefrom. The ground electrode forms a spark discharge gap G between itself and the center electrode. The resistor contains carbon and is disposed on the inside of the insulator so as to be located between the center electrode 4 and the terminal bracket. In an axial direction X of the spark plug, the resistor has a higher carbon content in a first region positioned on a tip side, compared to a second region positioned on a base end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Hattori, Masamichi Shibata, Toshiya Nakamura, Yasuomi Imanaka, Hirofumi Suzuki, Hiroshi Araki, Tomoyuki Watanabe, Shin Hase
  • Patent number: 9952670
    Abstract: An operation panel that is incorporated in an apparatus generating vibration during operation, and displays an operation screen of the apparatus to receive operation from a user includes: a touch panel that includes a display area of the operation screen, and detects contact between an external object and the display area; a vibration generation unit that applies vibration to the display area; a vibration storage unit that stores a spectrum of vibration generated by operation of the apparatus as a spectrum of background vibration; and a response control unit that checks whether the apparatus is in a standby state or an operating state, and causes the vibration generation unit to apply vibration indicating a first spectrum to the display area when the apparatus is in the standby state, and vibration indicating a second spectrum to the display area when the apparatus is in the operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Isao Watanabe, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Toshikazu Higashi, Mineo Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180107134
    Abstract: A charging roll includes a shaft, an elastic body layer formed around the shaft, and a surface layer formed around the elastic body layer. The surface layer contains a binder and roughness formation particles, and has projecting sections that project outward in the radial direction farther in the portions in which the roughness formation particles are present than in the portions in which the roughness formation particles are not present. The roughness formation particles are composed of porous silica particles, and the porous silica particles have an average particle size of 5 to 50 ?m, an oil absorbency of 200 to 500 ml/100 g, and a pore size of 5 to 20 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Yasuhide WATANABE, Hiroshi UKAI
  • Publication number: 20180103619
    Abstract: Disease model pigs produced by nuclear transplantation, disease model pigs exhibiting stable phenotypes and production methods thereof are provided. Chimeric pigs for producing disease model pigs exhibiting stable phenotypes, genital glands thereof, and germ cells thereof are also provided. A method for producing a genetically modified disease model pig, includes: (a) transplanting a nucleus of a genetically modified cell into cytoplasm of an egg; (b) developing an obtained clonal embryo in a womb of a female pig to obtain an offspring; and mating the obtained offspring or having the offspring undergo sexual reproduction to further obtain the genetically modified offspring as a disease model pig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: ChimaERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAGASHIMA, Hitomi MATSUNARI, Masahito WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180107145
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a development current detector that detects an actual measurement value of a development current, a development current calculator that calculates a provisional calculation value of a development current based on an image formation condition, and an image-defect determiner that determines whether or not an image defect occurs, based on the actual measurement value of the development current detected by the development current detector and the provisional calculation value of the development current calculated by the development current calculator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki SHIBATA, Wataru WATANABE, Keiki KATSUMATA, Natsuko KAWAI, Kazuhiro SAITO, Hiroshi MORIMOTO