Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Watanabe

Hiroyuki 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: 20190275970
    Abstract: A surroundings monitoring apparatus includes a judgement portion configured to judge an object in a judgement area set in surroundings of a mobile body provided with plural imaging portions. In an overlap area in which imaging areas of the imaging portions overlap each other, a generation portion is configured to set a range of a use area in which captured image is used, and the generation portion is configured to generate surrounding image including the captured image used in the use area, wherein the generation portion changes the range of the use area and generates the surrounding image in accordance with the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru SATO, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Jun ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20190270166
    Abstract: A machining apparatus for a curved plate includes a holder that holds a main surface of a curved plate having curved surfaces on both main surfaces; a machining device that machines an outer circumference of the curved plate held by the holder; a movable frame that retains the machining device; a driver that moves the movable frame to move a machining point of the curved plate held by the holder; a controller that controls the driver; and a guide that guides the movable frame along the outer circumference of the curved plate held by the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Masabumi ITO, Itsuro Watanabe, Hiroyuki Ezura, Masahiro Deguchi, Keisuke Kato
  • Publication number: 20190270215
    Abstract: A glass panel unit manufacturing method includes a punching step and a pillar mounting step. In the punching step, a punch punches at least one of a plurality of portions from a base material of a sheet to form at least one pillar. Each of the plurality of portions is surrounded by a corresponding one of a plurality of loop-shaped grooves in the base material. In the pillar mounting step, the at least one pillar is mounted on a surface of a first substrate including a glass pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMIZU, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Eiichi URIU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA, Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Shinobu WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10399331
    Abstract: An ink jet head includes a pressure chamber, a nozzle plate including a nozzle, an actuator configured to cause an ink to be discharged from the pressure chamber via the nozzle, and a drive circuit configured to supply to the actuator an expansion signal, having a pulse width equal to a natural vibration cycle of the ink in the pressure chamber, that expands the pressure chamber to an expanded state from an initial state, a release signal, having a pulse width longer than the natural vibration cycle and shorter than three times the natural vibration cycle, that returns the pressure chamber to the initial state from the expanded state, and a contraction signal, having a pulse width longer than the natural vibration cycle and shorter than three times the natural vibration cycle, that contracts the pressure chamber to a contracted state from the initial state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190265603
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member having a protective layer wherein the density unevenness among output images is reduced with abrasion resistance maintained is provided. The present invention is an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a support, a photosensitive layer and a protective layer in this order, wherein the protective layer has a triarylamine structure and a cyclic structure represented by the formula (1) or (2): and an A value expressed by expression (4), A=S1/S2, wherein, in expression (4), S1 is a peak area based on in-plane deformation vibration of terminal olefin (CH2?), and S2 is a peak area based on stretching vibration of C?O among peak areas of a spectrum obtained by measuring a surface of the protective layer by total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy using Ge as an internal reflection element and using a measurement condition of 45° as an incidence angle is from 0.065 to 0.100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Hideharu Shimozawa, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190265602
    Abstract: Provided is an image-forming apparatus including: an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a photosensitive layer, and a protective layer in the stated order; a charging unit; an exposing unit; a developing unit; a transferring unit; and a cleaning unit configured to clean off the toner, which remains on the electrophotographic photosensitive member after the transfer of the toner image from the electrophotographic photosensitive member by the transferring unit, with a cleaning blade, wherein the electrophotographic photosensitive member includes, on a surface thereof, a fatty acid metal salt-supplying unit configured to supply a fatty acid metal salt having 16 or more and 18 or less carbon atoms, and wherein the protective layer has a triphenylamine structure, one of an acryloyloxy group and a methacryloyloxy group, and a specific structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Nakamura, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa
  • Publication number: 20190262733
    Abstract: A form changing toy includes a power source, a power transmission mechanism, an operation part, a switch, a movable part, a locking mechanism, and a connecting part. The operation part is configured to perform a predetermined operation by the power. The switch is configured to be moved between a first position to a second position, and being urged to the second position. The locking mechanism is configured to lock the movable part at the first position when the movable part is manually moved from the second position to the first position, and is configured to release locking by the power when the predetermined operation continues. The connecting mechanism is configured to operate the movable part by connecting the movable part and either one of the power transmission mechanism and the operation part when the movable part moves to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: TOMY Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi NAKASE, Shu KATAYAMA, Akiko IKOMA, Mitsutoshi TOKUYAMA, Shigeru KANAUCHI, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Haruhisa UJITA
  • Publication number: 20190265357
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave from a transmitter (100) is emitted toward the outside of a first angular range (AR). A receiver (200) cannot detect an electromagnetic wave reflected at a position somewhat close to a sensor device (10), specifically, an electromagnetic wave reflected at a position apart from the sensor device (10) by less than a distance R1. Specifically, when the electromagnetic wave is reflected at the position apart from the sensor device (10) by less than the distance R1, the electromagnetic wave reaches the sensor device (10) before the first angular range (AR) reaches a Y axis. Consequently, the electromagnetic wave reflected at the position somewhat close to the sensor device (10) is not detected by the receiver (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Takehiro MATSUDA, Yuji YOSHIDA, Kenichi HANADA, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Hajime KOYANAGI, Akira KONO, Shogo MIYANABE, Eiji KUROKI, Junichi FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190262735
    Abstract: A form changing toy includes a power source, an operation part, a movable part, a switch, and an operation mechanism. The operation part is connected to the power source to perform a predetermined movement by power from the power source. The switch is configured to be reversibly moved between a first position and a second position manually. The operation mechanism is configured to move, by the power, the movable part by making the movable part abut the power source or by making the movable part abut the operation part when the switch is at the second position, and is configured to separate the movable part from the power source or the movable part from the operation part when the switch is at the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: TOMY Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shu KATAYAMA, Akiko IKOMA, Takashi NAKASE, Mitsutoshi TOKUYAMA, Shigeru KANAUCHI, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Haruhisa UJITA
  • Publication number: 20190262736
    Abstract: A form changing toy is provided with a power source being configured to provide power, a first power transmission mechanism, a second power transmission mechanism, a third power transmission mechanism, a connection switching mechanism, and a form switching mechanism. The connection switching mechanism is configured to alternatively switch between a first connection and a second connection. The first connection is between the first power transmission mechanism and the second power transmission mechanism. The second connection is between the first power transmission mechanism and the third power transmission mechanism. The form switching mechanism is configured to switch between a first form and a second form of the form changing toy. The second power transmission mechanism is configured to perform a first operation when the form switching mechanism switches. The third power transmission mechanism is configured to perform a second operation when the form switching mechanism switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: TOMY Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiko Ikoma, Takashi Nakase, Shu Katayama, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Mitsutoshi Tokuyama, Shigeru Kanauchi
  • Publication number: 20190265601
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophotographic photosensitive member sequentially including: a support; a photosensitive layer; and a protection layer formed on the support, wherein the protection layer has a triarylamine structure and a specific cyclic structure, and a specific A-value obtained by measurement using total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is 0.010 or more and 0.050 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa
  • Publication number: 20190259984
    Abstract: A battery pack houses first and second cell units that are composed of a plurality of cells, and has a positive electrode power source terminal and a negative electrode power source terminal. This battery pack is provided with a series connector capable of connecting, in series, the first and second cell units and a parallel connector capable of connecting, in parallel, the first and second cell units, and is capable of switching between a parallel connection voltage and a series connection voltage. In the case of attachment to the high voltage electrical device body, the series connector becomes conductive and the parallel connector pair is cut off by the action of the series/parallel switching terminal. In the case of attachment to a low voltage electrical device body, the state is returned to an initial state, the series connector is cut off, and the parallel connector pair becomes conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Osamu Kawanobe, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Shinji Watanabe, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Takuhiro Murakami, SHOTA KANNO, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Hayato Yamaguchi, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke FUNABIKI, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190259985
    Abstract: In an upper cell unit (2146) and a lower cell unit (2147) comprising five battery cells, positive electrode terminals (2162, 2172) are set apart and aligned vertically, and negative electrode terminals (2167, 2177) are set apart and aligned vertically. When an electrical device body is rated at 36V, device-side terminals are in contact only at the upper terminals (2162, 2167), and short circuiting of the lower terminals (2172, 2177) is effected using a short bar 2059. When the electrical device body is rated at 18V, the upper and lower terminals (2162 and 2172, 2167 and 2177) are simultaneously made to contact the device-side terminals, and the upper cell unit (2146) and the lower cell unit (2147) assume a parallel connected state. Thus, it is possible to automatically switch the output voltage when a battery pack is mounted according to the difference in terminal shape on the electrical device body side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HANAWA, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, SHOTA KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Osamu Kawanobe, Hayato Yamaguchi, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Takuhiro Murakami, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke Funabiki, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10378378
    Abstract: A shield member is disposed over a gap between platform portions of adjacent turbine rotor blades, made from a ceramic matrix composite, and configured to shield the gap between the platform portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiaki Watanabe, Akane Ohbo, Hiroyuki Yagi, Tomotake Ogawa, Tsuyoshi Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20190240975
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus (1) includes an image forming section (40), a decurler (20), a changing section (50), a first calculating section (72), storage (60), a second calculating section (73), and a controller (75). The image forming section (40) ejects ink onto a sheet (S). The decurler (20) bends the sheet (S). The changing section (50) changes a bending amount of the sheet (S). The first calculating section (72) calculates an ink ejection rate (?) to the sheet (S) for each of areas of the sheet (S). The storage (60) stores therein first bending information (62) indicating a first target bending amount (?) of a specific area of the sheet (S) corresponding to the ink ejection rate (?) to the specific area. The second calculating section (73) calculates a second target bending amount of each of the areas. The controller (75) controls the changing section (50) based on the second target bending amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicants: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi WATANABE, Hiroyuki UEDA, Hiroatsu TAMAI, Takatoshi NISHIMURA, Noriaki OZAWA, Toyotsune INOUE, Susumu HIROSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10372050
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophotographic photosensitive member in which a photosensitive layer has strong close adhesiveness even when used repeatedly, and a positive ghost is reduced. An undercoat layer of the electrophotographic photosensitive member contains a cured product of an electron transport material having a polymerizable functional group; a polyolefin resin having at least one group/structure selected from the group consisting of a carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group and an anhydrous carboxylic acid structure, and a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group; and an isocyanate compound having two or more isocyanate groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masashi Nishi, Kunihiko Sekido, Michiyo Sekiya, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190236928
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus with an image-projecting function that is convenient for a user can be provided. The lighting apparatus includes: an illuminating unit that emits illumination light; and a projection-type image display unit that projects an image. The projection-type image display unit is configured so that a setting menu screen settable about an image displayed by the projection-type image display unit can be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Katsuyuki WATANABE, Hiroyuki URATA, Tatsuya ISHIKAWA, Nobuo MASUOKA
  • Publication number: 20190227378
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display device that can display chromatic color(s) and pattern(s) without power consumption in the non-display state (light off state) and an electronic apparatus including the display device. The display device includes a display panel and a transflective reflector disposed on a viewing surface side of the display panel. The transflective reflector includes a reflective polarizer and a color polarizer disposed on a side closer to the viewing surface than the reflective polarizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: HISASHI WATANABE, AKIRA SAKAI, HIROYUKI HAKOI, MASAKI TABATA
  • Patent number: 10350909
    Abstract: A decurling device includes a first conveyance path, a second conveyance path, a first switch, a decurler, and a controller. A sheet is conveyed along the first conveyance path or the second conveyance path. The first switch switches a route of conveyance of the sheet to the first conveyance path or the second conveyance path. The sheet has a first main surface and a second main surface. The decurler is located in the second conveyance path. The decurler corrects curl of the sheet. In a situation in which a weight per unit area of the sheet is smaller than a first threshold value, the controller controls the first switch such that the sheet is conveyed along the second conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroatsu Tamai, Takeshi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Ueda, Noriaki Ozawa, Toyotsune Inoue, Susumu Hiroshima, Takatoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10356969
    Abstract: A recognition mark which is formed on a tape retaining cover which retains a carrier tape, which holds components in pockets, in relation to a sprocket with which the tape feeder is provided, and the component or the pocket which is positioned at a suction position through an opening which is formed in the tape retaining cover are recognized. Based on recognition results, tape feed positional correction for positioning the suction target component at the suction position is performed such that the component, which is adjacent on an upstream side in a tape feed direction to the component which is positioned at the suction position, is not exposed by greater than or equal to a predetermined amount from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Watanabe, Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Shinji Yamamoto