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: 20220144556
    Abstract: The invention provides a conveying device having a conveying performance higher than that of the related art, a sample analysis system and sample pretreatment device with the conveying device and a method for conveying a conveyance object. A conveying device 1 includes a permanent magnet 10 which is provided on a sample rack 111 side, magnetic poles 25 each of which includes a core 22 made of a second magnetic body and a winding 21 wound around an outer periphery of the core 22, drive circuits 50 each of which supplies a current to the winding 21 of the magnetic pole 25, and current command calculation units 55 each of which controls a value of the current to be supplied to the winding 21 from the drive circuit 50. The current command calculation unit 55 makes the currents to be supplied to the windings 21 vary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuaki AOYAMA, Ryosuke HOSHI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Satoru KANEKO, Takeshi TAMAKOSHI, Hiroshi WATANABE, Katsuhiro KAMBARA, Kuniaki ONIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220148848
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a phosphor panel includes: forming a phosphor layer having a plurality of phosphor particles on an exit window; forming an organic film on the phosphor layer; forming a metal reflection film on the organic film; forming an oxide film on the metal reflection film; removing the organic film by firing; and forming an oxide film integrally covering a surface of the metal reflection film and surfaces of the phosphor particles by atomic layer deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yasumasa HAMANA, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Kenshi SHIMANO, Hiroji NISHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 11312900
    Abstract: A method for producing a nitride fluorescent material includes preparing fluorescent material core particles having a composition containing Sr, Ca, Eu, Al, Si, and N, in which, when a molar ratio of Al in the composition is 1, a molar ratio of Sr is in a range of 0.45 or more and 1.1 or less, a molar ratio of Ca is in a range of more than 0 and less than 0.55, a molar ratio of Eu is in a range of more than 0 and 0.033 or less, a total molar ratio of Sr, Ca, and Eu is 1.1 or less, a molar ratio of Si is in a range of 0.81 or more and 1.21 or less, and a molar ratio of N is in a range of 2.25 or more and 3.85 or less, subjecting them to a first heat treatment and a second heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Shoji Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20220111927
    Abstract: A control device of a gear transmission-equipped vehicle includes a power controller that starts power reduction control when it is determined that a start condition is satisfied, the power reduction control being control of reducing power transmitted from a driving source to a gear transmission. The start condition includes: a condition that a detection value of a gear position sensor that detects a current gear position of the gear transmission falls within a transition region between engagement regions corresponding to respective gear positions; and a condition that a speed difference obtained by subtracting a rotational speed of an output shaft of the gear transmission from a rotational speed of an input shaft of the gear transmission is a threshold or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Kengo UEDA, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Kazuki ARIMA
  • Patent number: 11301701
    Abstract: A specific area detection device that detects a specific area in an imaging area based on a captured image includes: an estimation unit configured to estimate a plurality of points and a direction of a straight line connecting two predetermined points among the plurality of points from a captured image using a learning model created by learning about a specific area defined by a predetermined number of the points in an imaging area using a captured image for learning; and a detection unit configured to detect the specific area by classifying the plurality of points for each specific area based on the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihito Kokubo, Yoshihisa Suetsugu, Jun Adachi, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Koki Ueda
  • Publication number: 20220098483
    Abstract: The wavelength converter includes a support, and a wavelength conversion layer disposed on the support. The wavelength conversion layer contains a fluorescent layer containing a fluorescent material with a composition represented by formula (1) below, and having a thickness of from 5 ?m to 155 ?m. A ratio of a sum of cross-sectional areas of particles of the fluorescent material in a cross-section of the wavelength conversion layer orthogonal to a disposed surface of the wavelength conversion layer that is disposed on the support and including a full width of the wavelength conversion layer to a cross-sectional area of the cross-section of the wavelength conversion layer is from 5% to 40%. In the formula (1), M1 is at least one selected from the rare earth elements other than La and Ce; a total amount of yttrium (Y), gadolinium (Gd), and lutetium (Lu) by mole with respect to a total amount of M1 by mole is 90% or more; and p, q, r, and s satisfy 2.7?p+q+r?3.3, 0?r?1.2, 10?s?12, and 0<q?1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Eri MATSUKA
  • Patent number: 11271548
    Abstract: A starting circuit capable of further reducing an influence of a variation in the threshold voltage of a transistor is proposed. The starting circuit includes an N-type first MOS transistor whose threshold voltage is near 0 V, a resistor interposed between a source terminal of the first MOS transistor and a ground, and a control circuit controlling a gate voltage of the first MOS transistor. An amount of first current transmitted to a device to be driven and starting the device is controlled according to the control of the gate voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220063055
    Abstract: A spindle unit includes a spindle having a processing tool fitted to a distal end of the spindle; and a spindle housing having a thrust bearing and a radial bearing configured to support the spindle by air in a rotatable and noncontact manner, the thrust bearing including an air supply portion configured to supply air to a gap between an outer surface of the spindle, the outer surface being in a direction orthogonal to an axial direction of the spindle, and an inner surface of the spindle housing, and an adjusting unit capable of adjusting a distance of the gap in a direction perpendicular to the outer surface of the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: Hiroyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220055706
    Abstract: A motorcycle (1) includes a tail lamp (41), a rear covering (32), rear end components which are a license plate (44) and a license lamp (46), a rear stay (33), and a sensor (60). The tail lamp (41) emits light toward the rear side. The rear covering (32) is provided with the tail lamp (41). The rear end components are disposed more rearward than the rear covering (32). The rear stay (33) extends at least rearward from a connecting portion connected to the rear covering (32), and supports the rear end components. The sensor (60) for sensing an object rearward is at least partially received in an internal space (111) that is formed either in the rear covering (32) or in the rear stay (33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Daisuke SAEKI, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Takeshi NAKAJIMA, Shouta MATSUZAKI, Mitsuru KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11256186
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrophotographic photosensitive member that suppresses electric potential fluctuations in repeated use. The electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support, a photosensitive layer and a protective layer, in this order, wherein the photosensitive layer includes a compound having a structure represented by formula (1), and the protective layer includes a resin having a structure represented by formula (2) and a structure represented by formula (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideharu Shimozawa, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Kenichi Kaku, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11245127
    Abstract: Provided is a carbon dioxide electrolysis-carbon deposition/carbon fuel cell-integrated apparatus which enable interconversion between electric energy and chemical energy (electrodeposited carbon) through the use of an integrated electrochemical reaction system with a molten salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: I'MSEP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ito, Tokujiro Nishikiori, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220026046
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member includes a support and a wavelength conversion layer including a first phosphor having a composition represented by Formula (1) and having an emission peak wavelength in a range from 550 nm to 620 nm, and a second phosphor having a different emission peak wavelength and/or a full width at half maximum from the first phosphor. An amount of the first phosphor in the wavelength conversion layer is in a range from 20 mass % to 80 mass % relative to a total amount of the phosphors In Formula (1), M1 represents at least one of rare earth elements other than La and Ce, a total molar content percentage of Y, Gd, and Lu in M1 is 90% or more, and p, q, r, and s satisfy 2.7?(p+q+r)?3.3, 0?r?1.2, 10?s?12, and 0<q?1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Yoshida, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Eri Matsuka
  • Patent number: 11218600
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printing unit that prints an image on a recording medium, and an image quality adjustment unit that performs an image quality adjustment of the printing unit in a case of a state in which an operation is started, which causes the number of operations performed by a user to become larger than a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Takeyasu Koyanagi, Yuki Iguchi, Koji Sakuma
  • Patent number: 11170983
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to an electron multiplier having a structure configured to suppress and stabilize a variation of a resistance value in a wider temperature range. The electron multiplier includes a resistance layer sandwiched between a substrate and a secondary electron emitting layer and configured using a Pt layer two-dimensionally formed on a layer formation surface which is coincident with or substantially parallel to a channel formation surface of the substrate. The resistance layer has a temperature characteristic within a range in which a resistance value at ?60° C. is 10 times or less, and a resistance value at +60° C. is 0.25 times or more, relative to a resistance value at a temperature of 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Daichi Masuko, Hajime Nishimura, Yasumasa Hamana, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210325814
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive drum that achieves both of a reduction in torque of the electrophotographic photosensitive drum at the time of its cleaning and an improvement in image transferability. The electrophotographic photosensitive drum includes: a support; and a photosensitive layer arranged on the support, the electrophotographic photosensitive drum having arranged on an outer surface thereof at least two structure groups having different appearance periods, wherein when, out of the two structure groups, a group including structures having a smaller appearance period is defined as a first structure group, and a group including structures having a larger appearance period is defined as a second structure group, a height of the first structure group is lower than a height of the second structure group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Tomohito Ishida, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Shuhei Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Tatsuya Yamaai, Yuka lshiduka, Yota Ito, Takeshi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20210325794
    Abstract: There is provided an electrophotographic photosensitive member having drum shape, the electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support and a photosensitive layer, wherein an outer surface of the electrophotographic photosensitive member has wrinkles, and when an observation region having square form with one side of 100 ?m is placed at an arbitrary position on the outer surface, a line that passes through a central point of the observation region and is parallel to a circumferential direction of the electrophotographic photosensitive member is defined as a first reference line L1, and 3,599 reference lines obtained by rotating the first reference line L1 at every 0.1° around the central point are defined as L2 to L3,600, respectively, each of L1 to L3,600 intersects with convex portions of the wrinkles at a plurality of locations and has at least two different intersection angles selected from the plurality of locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Shuhei Iwasaki, Tomohito Ishida, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Tatsuya Yamaai, Yuka Ishiduka, Yota Ito, Takeshi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20210325793
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member including: forming a photosensitive layer; and forming a protective layer, wherein the step of forming the photosensitive layer forms a photosensitive layer having an amount of residual solvent of a first solvent in the photosensitive layer of 0.05% to 2.50% and an amount of residual solvent of a second solvent in the photosensitive layer of 0.50% to 2.50%, and the step of forming the protective layer includes step (A) of forming a cured film and step (B) of forming the protective layer having wrinkle shapes, wherein, in step (A), the irradiated coating film is heated at a heating temperature lower than a boiling point of the first solvent and in step (B), the cured film is heated at a heating temperature higher than a boiling point of the first solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Nakamura, Tomohito Ishida, Shuhei Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Tatsuya Yamaai, Yuka lshiduka, Yota Ito, Takeshi Murakami
  • Patent number: 11136503
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a nitride fluorescent material including: preparing a raw material mixture including a hydride containing at least one first alkaline earth metal element, at least one compound containing at least one second alkaline earth metal element and selected from an amide compound and an imide compound, a compound containing europium, a compound containing aluminum, and a compound containing silicon, wherein at least one of the compound containing europium, the compound containing aluminum, and the compound containing silicon is a nitride; and subjecting the raw material mixture to a heat treatment to obtain the nitride fluorescent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Shinohara, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Shoji Hosokawa
  • Patent number: D943442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiro Asano, Shigeru Ohtani, Yuhei Takatsu, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: D943443
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiro Asano, Shigeru Ohtani, Yuhei Takatsu, Hiroyuki Watanabe