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).

  • Patent number: 10935425
    Abstract: A spectroscopic detector includes a lamp house, a sample cell, an optical sensor, a heater, a cooling fan, a temperature sensor, and a control device. The heater heats the lamp house while being directly or indirectly in contact with the lamp house containing a light source. The cooling fan is for cooling the lamp house. The temperature sensor is for detecting a temperature of the lamp house. The control device is configured to control operations of the light source, the heater, and the cooling fan. The control device includes a temperature control part configured to maintain a temperature of the lamp house while the light source is lit at a set temperature by controlling at least output of the heater based on a detection signal of the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Watanabe, Takuya Yonekura, Hiroyuki Togo, Shinji Tsuji, Yugo Ishihara, Atsushi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10927298
    Abstract: A method for producing a nitride fluorescent material having high emission luminance can be provided. The method includes heat-treating a raw material mixture containing silicon nitride, silicon, an aluminium compound, a calcium compound, and a europium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimata, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Shoji Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10930870
    Abstract: The yield of a separation process is improved. The mass productivity of a display device which is formed through a separation process is improved. A layer is formed over a substrate with use of a material including a resin or a resin precursor. Next, a resin layer is formed by performing heat treatment on the layer. Next, a layer to be separated is formed over the resin layer. Then, the layer to be separated and the substrate are separated from each other. The heat treatment is performed in an atmosphere containing oxygen or while supplying a gas containing oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakatsu Ohno, Kayo Kumakura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Seiji Yasumoto, Satoru Idojiri, Hiroki Adachi
  • Publication number: 20210048837
    Abstract: [Proposed] is an activation circuit which can realize both of area reduction and current consumption reduction by more preferred embodiments. [Solution] An activation circuit has: an N-type MOS transistor having a gate terminal connected to a ground and having a threshold voltage in a vicinity of 0 V; and a resistor interposed between a source terminal of the MOS transistor and a ground, wherein an electric potential of a drain terminal of the MOS transistor is controlled depending on a first signal output from a device serving as a drive target, and transmission of a second signal for activating the device is controlled depending on the electric potential of the drain terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventor: HIROYUKI WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10920871
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricating fluid supply structure of a power transmission device capable of stably supplying a lubricating fluid to a built-in part to which the lubricating fluid is supplied with a high priority. A supply pipe (64a) includes a first main pipe line (L1) connected to a priority part, a second main pipe line (L2) connected to a non-priority part, and an intermediate pipe line (LM) connecting the first main pipe line (L1) and the second main pipe line (L2) to each other. A first height (H1) of a connection part of the first main pipe line (L1) connected to the intermediate pipe line (LM) is lower than a second height (H2) located at the highest position in a flow path bottom surface of the intermediate pipe line (LM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kita, Kazuaki Watanabe, Naomichi Tonokura, Junichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10922977
    Abstract: A display control device includes: an acquisition section that acquires captured image data items from imaging sections that image a surrounding region of a vehicle; a display control section that displays first bird's-eye view image data representing surroundings of the vehicle from a bird's eye viewpoint above the vehicle, which has been generated on the basis of the captured image data items; and a specification section that specifies a candidate region where the vehicle is to be parked in the surrounding region that is present in a side direction of the vehicle, the surrounding region having been imaged as the captured image data items, wherein the display control section displays second bird's-eye view image data with a wider display range in the side direction in which the candidate region is present as compared with the first bird's-eye view image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10921638
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi Watanabe, Akira Sakai, Hiroyuki Hakoi, Masaki Tabata
  • Publication number: 20210042541
    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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihito KOKUBO, Yoshihisa SUETSUGU, Jun ADACHI, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Koki UEDA
  • Publication number: 20210031277
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a drill includes the first cutting edges, the second cutting edges and a deflection reducer. The first cutting edges drill a prepared hole to a workpiece. The first cutting edges are formed in a tip side of the drill. The first point angle and each first relief angle of the first cutting edges continuously or intermittently decrease from the tip side toward a rear end side of the drill. The second cutting edges ream the prepared hole. The second cutting edges are formed at positions away in the rear end side from the first cutting edges. The second cutting edges have the second relief angles at a maximum diameter position. The deflection reducer reduces deflection of the second cutting edges. The deflection reducer is formed between the first cutting edges and the second cutting edges. The deflection reducer is inserted into the prepared hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masao WATANABE, Ryohei ONO, Tatsuo NAKAHATA, Hiroyuki SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20210033406
    Abstract: A map generation device is configured to determine evaluation value of each of a plurality of evaluation items that serve as indices for evaluation the reliability of the positional information of the planimetric feature. The plurality of evaluation items include any of an error amount when arrangement of composing points of the planimetric feature is approximated, a parallelism between an arrangement direction of composing points of the planimetric feature and a movement trajectory of the measuring vehicle, a distance between a position indicated by the position information of the planimetric feature and a position of the measuring vehicle when the position of the planimetric feature is measured, an absolute value of reflection intensity of a position of the planimetric feature obtained from the measurement information or a difference between a position of the planimetric feature and surrounding reflection intensity of the planimetric feature, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi WATANABE, Katsuyuki KAMEI, Hiroyuki FUJIBAYASHI, Takeo SAKAIRI, Ken SHIMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210033290
    Abstract: A compressor unit includes a compressor, pipes connected to a suction side and a discharge side of the compressor, and a sound absorbing member. The sound absorbing member includes a plurality of support portions, where at least one of the plurality of support portions is a hook portion formed by folding the sound absorbing member and joining upper edge portions of the sound absorbing member to each other. The pipes include a bent portion that connects two portions extending in an up/down direction and that is located in an upper region in the compressor unit. An upper portion of the sound absorbing member is positioned by hooking the hook portion to one of the bent portions, and the sound absorbing member is held by the plurality of support portions such that the sound absorbing member is suspended and thus located apart from a base on which the compressor is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masayuki WATANABE, Hiroyuki JINNAI
  • Patent number: 10911831
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an aspect of the present technology performs a search for a recorded program and a program to be provided later to acquire a first search result in a case where a character string indicating content of an utterance of a user does not include a predetermined character string indicating the setting of the schedule recording of the program to be provided later and performs a search for the program to be provided later to acquire a second search result in a case where the character string includes the predetermined character string. In a case where a program whose schedule recording is to be set is selected from a display screen of the second search result, the information processing apparatus sets the schedule recording of the selected program without displaying a detail screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuya Katsuki, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Shinpei Kameoka, Takuo Watanabe, Hiroyuki Kubota, Toshihiko Fushimi
  • Publication number: 20210028022
    Abstract: There is provided a processing method of a wafer. The processing method includes a frame unit preparation step of fixing the wafer in an opening of an annular frame by an adhesion tape to prepare a frame unit and a frame unit holding step of attracting and holding the wafer of the frame unit by an chuck table in an etching chamber with the intermediary of the adhesion tape. The processing method includes also a shielding step of covering the annular frame and (or) an annular region of the adhesion tape by a cover member to shield the annular frame and (or) the annular region from an external space and a dry etching step of supplying a gas to the etching chamber and executing dry etching for the wafer after execution of the frame unit holding step and the shielding step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TAKAHASHI, Kentaro WADA, Yoshio WATANABE, Susumu YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20210029256
    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: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki WATANABE, Takeyasu KOYANAGI, Yuki IGUCHI, Koji SAKUMA
  • Patent number: 10899016
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: SRI INTERNATIONAL, YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    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
  • Publication number: 20210008963
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes: a secondary battery which is chargeable with electric power supplied from outside of a vehicle and store the electric power for running the vehicle; an air conditioning unit which performs air conditioning in a vehicle interior of the vehicle; a timer for managing a time for operating the air conditioning unit; and a control unit which sets a charging prohibition time period for prohibiting charging of the secondary battery for a time period set by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takizawa, Hiroyuki Kurokawa, Masahito Watanabe, Kazuhiro Matsuoka, Akira Saita, Kazufumi Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20200407634
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element that emits light having a peak emission wavelength in a range of 365 to 500 nm, and a fluorescent member containing a resin and a fluorescent material having a composition represented by CasSrtEuuSivAlwNx wherein 0.05?s?0.995, 0?t?0.95, 0.005?u?0.04, 0.8?s+t+u?1.1, 0.8?v?1.2, 0.8?w?1.2, 1.8?v+w?2.2, and 2.5?x?3.2, and configured to be excited by the light from the light emitting element to emit light having a peak emission wavelength in a range of 620 to 670 nm. A content of the fluorescent material in the fluorescent member is in a range of 115 to 150 parts mass relative to 100 parts mass of the resin. The light emitting device is configured to emit light having a dominant wavelength in a range of 610 to 630 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki SUZUKI, Atsushi KOJIMA, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Shoji HOSOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200407660
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition for a push-belt continuously variable transmission includes: (A) a lubricant base oil including at least one wax-isomerized base oil, and having a specific kinematic viscosity and a specific viscosity index; (B) a poly(meth)acrylate having a specific weight average molecular weight; (C) a boron-containing succinimide compound; (D) a borate ester compound; and (E) an overbased calcium detergent, wherein the composition has a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of no more than 25 mm2/s; a viscosity index of no less than 180; and the ratio of a boron content to a calcium content of 0.5 to 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: ENEOS Corporation, HONDA MOTOR Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi KOMATSUBARA, Shingo MATSUKI, Toshitaka NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki CHINEN, Yuji MATSUI, Kosei KASHIMA, Yosuke WATANABE, Makito NAKASONE
  • Publication number: 20200398818
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle has an engine (E) that is capable of changing a combustion mode between a stoichiometric combustion mode and a lean combustion mode and a motor/generator (MG) that is capable of performing torque assist by a power running operation and torque absorption by a regenerative operation. As a boundary between a stoichiometric combustion operating region and a lean combustion operating region, a second boundary (L2) at a torque decrease has a hysteresis at a low torque side with respect to a first boundary (L1) at a torque increase. Upon shift from the stoichiometric combustion operating region to the lean combustion operating region, for delay in increase of an intake-air quantity, decrease in fuel and the torque assist by the motor/generator (MG) are carried out, and an exhaust air-fuel ratio is changed stepwise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Morihiro NAGAMINE, Hiromu TERAI, Takeshi WATANABE, Atsushi TERAJI, Hiroyuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: D911436
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: OKI DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kimura, Hidenori Ueda, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Mizuno, Morihito Saigusa, Kosei Watanabe