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: 20200361110
    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: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMIZU, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Eiichi URIU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA, Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Shinobu WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10838315
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideharu Shimozawa, Tsutomu Nishida, Atsushi Okuda, Yuka Ishiduka, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10831118
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a photosensitive layer and a protective layer above a support in this order includes: forming a coating film for a protective layer by coating a coating liquid for the protective layer for forming the protective layer on the photosensitive layer and curing the coating film for the protective layer, in which the coating liquid for the protective layer contains a solvent, a compound represented by a general formula (1), a compound represented by a general formula (2), and a compound represented by a general formula (3) at a specific ratio. In addition, in an electrophotographic photosensitive member having a photosensitive layer and a protective layer above a support in this order, the protective layer is obtained by curing a coating liquid for the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Tsutomu Nishida, Yuka Ishiduka, Atsushi Okuda, Hideharu Shimozawa, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Koichi Nakata, Haruki Mori, Kenichi Kaku
  • Patent number: 10832099
    Abstract: There is provided a display control system including a plurality of display units, an imaging unit configured to capture a subject, a predictor configured to predict an action of the subject according to a captured image captured by the imaging unit, a guide image generator configured to generate a guide image that guides the subject according to a prediction result from the predictor, and a display controller configured to, on the basis of the prediction result from the predictor, select a display unit capable of displaying an image at a position corresponding to the subject from the plurality of display units, and to control the selected display unit to display the guide image at the position corresponding to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Yoichiro Sako, Akira Tange, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Kohei Asada, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Yasunori Kamada, Takayasu Kon, Kazunori Hayashi, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Yuki Koga, Tomoya Onuma
  • Publication number: 20200330989
    Abstract: There is provided a microfluidic device for capturing particles comprising a particle capturing chamber (100) including at least: a particle capturing unit (101) including one of at least one well (106) or at least one through hole (108); and a particle capturing channel unit (102) used for capturing a particle in the well or with the through hole, in which the particle is captured in the well or with the through hole by being sucked, via the particle capturing channel unit, in a direction opposite to a direction (114) on which the particle settles. Such a configuration has for result that the particles that are not captured in the well or with the through hole are prevented from staying in the vicinity of the well or the through hole of the particle capturing unit when suction is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Masuhara, Kensuke Kojima, Hiroyuki Hosokawa, Yoshiaki Kato, Marcaurele Brun, Toshio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10807379
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes three or more recording heads. The recording heads contain different inks and eject the different inks sequentially on a recording medium. The different inks each contain a pigment. Of the different inks, an ink to be ejected first has the lowest pigment content ratio. Of the different inks, an ink to be ejected third and an ink to be subsequently ejected each have a pigment content ratio equal to or higher than that of the pigment contained in a corresponding one of inks to be precedently ejected. Of the different inks, an ink to be ejected second and an ink to be subsequently ejected each have a lower viscosity at 25° C. than a corresponding one of inks to be precedently ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Noriaki Ozawa, Hiroatsu Tamai, Takeshi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Ueda, Yasuhiro Michishita, Toyotsune Inoue, Naoto Miyakoshi, Yusuke Takano
  • Publication number: 20200328099
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a stage disposed in a processing chamber for mounting a wafer, a plasma generation chamber disposed above the processing chamber for plasma generation using process gas, a plate member having multiple introduction holes, made of a dielectric material, disposed above the stage and between the processing chamber and the plasma generation chamber, and a lamp disposed around the plate member for heating the wafer. The plasma processing apparatus further includes an external IR light source, an emission fiber arranged in the stage, that outputs IR light from the external IR light source toward a wafer bottom, and a light collection fiber for collecting IR light from the wafer. Data obtained using only IR light from the lamp is subtracted from data obtained also using IR light from the external IR light source during heating of the wafer. Thus, a wafer temperature is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Nobuya MIYOSHI, Kazunori SHINODA, Tatehito USUI, Naoyuki KOFUJI, Yutaka KOUZUMA, Tomoyuki WATANABE, Kenetsu YOKOGAWA, Satoshi SAKAI, Masaru IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200314610
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a vehicle near field communication unit that communicates via a near field communication path; a vehicle network communication unit that communicates via a global communication path; a control ECU; a transmission control unit that transmits control commands received by the vehicle near field communication unit and the vehicle network communication unit to the control ECU that controls actions of the vehicle; and a control command detection unit that detects whether or not there are a plurality of same control commands received within a prescribed time. When the control command detection unit detects a plurality of control commands received within the prescribed time, the transmission control unit transmits the control commands in order according to a prescribed priority order, and the control ECU processes the control commands received from the transmission control unit in a received order to control the actions of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Masahito Watanabe, Kazuhiro Matsuoka, Nobuharu Karasawa, Nobumasa Toyoshima, Atsushi Takahashi, Kenichi Shimizu, Akira Saita, Hideyuki Sako, Hiroyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10790409
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor light-emitting element includes at least an n-type nitride semiconductor layer, a light-emitting layer, and a p-type nitride semiconductor layer. A multilayer body is provided between the n-type nitride semiconductor layer and the light-emitting layer, having at least one stack of first and second semiconductor layers. The second semiconductor layer has a greater band-gap energy than the first semiconductor layer. The first and second semiconductor layers each have a thickness of more than 10 nm and 30 nm or less. In applications in which luminous efficiency at room temperature is a high priority, the first semiconductor layer has a thickness of more than 10 nm and 30 nm or less, the second semiconductor layer has a thickness of more than 10 nm and 40 nm or less, and the light-emitting layer has V-shaped recesses in cross-sectional view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tani, Tetsuya Hanamoto, Masanori Watanabe, Akihiro Kurisu, Katsuji Iguchi, Hiroyuki Kashihara, Tomoya Inoue, Toshiaki Asai, Hirotaka Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10787998
    Abstract: A cooling mechanism includes a bottom wall (22) in contact with a combustion chamber, an upper wall (30), and a cooling passage (40) arranged between the bottom wall (22) and the upper wall (30). The cooling passage (40) includes a first passage (50) extending to a first direction, a second passage (60) extending to the first direction, and a connection section (70) connected with the first passage (50) and the second passage (60). The second passage (60) is arranged to have an offset to the first passage (50) in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and along the bottom wall (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY
    Inventors: Daiki Watanabe, Masaki Adachi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Akihide Kurosu, Hideto Kawashima, Nobuki Negoro
  • Publication number: 20200292949
    Abstract: Provided are an electrophotographic apparatus and a process cartridge each capable of suppressing the occurrence of a black spot (white background contamination) in an output image under a low-temperature and low-humidity environment. The electrophotographic apparatus includes: an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a photosensitive layer, and a protective layer in the stated order; an exposing device; a developing device; and a cleaning device, wherein the protective layer has a triarylamine structure and a specific structure at a ratio in a specific range, and a toner contains toner particles each containing at least a resin, and an external additive. The toner has a volume-average particle diameter of 7 ?m or more. The external additive contains a compound containing a titanium atom. The ratio of the mass of the compound containing a titanium atom to the total mass of the toner is 0.6 mass % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yuka Ishiduka, Tsutomu Nishida, Hideharu Shimozawa, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200296339
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus with an image-projecting function that is convenient for a user is provided. It includes: an illuminating unit that emits illumination light; a projection-type image display unit that emits image-projecting emission light for projecting an image; and a sensor that emits operation-detecting light for operation detection and that is capable of detecting an operation by an operation object in a range including an image projection area of the projection-type image display unit, and is configured so that the image-projecting light, and the operation-detecting emission light have respective different wavelength distribution characteristics, and regarding a light amount in the wavelength range of light used by the sensor for the operation detection, a light amount of the operation-detecting light is the largest among those of the illumination light, the image-projecting emission light, and the operation-detecting light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Maki HANADA, Megumi KURACHI, Hiroyuki URATA, Katsuyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200295253
    Abstract: A multilayer piezoelectric ceramic is such that: its piezoelectric ceramic layers do not contain lead as a constituent element, and have a perovskite compound expressed by the composition formula LixNayK1-x-yNbO3 (where 0.02<?0.1, 0.02<x+y?1), as the primary component; and the internal electrode layers are constituted by a metal containing silver by 80 percent by mass or more, and contain ceramic grains containing the same elements found in the primary component. The multilayer piezoelectric element has a long lifespan, and whose internal electrode layers have a high content percentage of silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Gouki WATANABE, Ryo ITO, Takayuki GOTO, Hiroyuki SHIMIZU, Sumiaki KISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10772592
    Abstract: This X-ray phase contrast imaging apparatus (100) includes an X-ray source (1) that radiates continuous X-rays, a first grating (3) that forms a self-image, a second grating (4), a detector (5) that detects the continuous X-rays, and a third grating (2) arranged between the detector (5) and the first grating 3. The first grating (3), the second grating (4), and the third grating (2) are arranged so as to satisfy conditions of predetermined formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Toshinori Yoshimuta, Kenji Kimura, Hiroyuki Kishihara, Yukihisa Wada, Takuro Izumi, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Takayoshi Shimura, Heiji Watanabe, Takuji Hosoi
  • Publication number: 20200285334
    Abstract: To increase the detection sensitivity of a touch panel, provide a thin touch panel, provide a foldable touch panel, or provide a lightweight touch panel. A display element and a capacitor forming a touch sensor are provided between a pair of substrates. Preferably, a pair of conductive layers forming the capacitor each have an opening. The opening and the display element are provided to overlap each other. A light-blocking layer is provided between a substrate on the display surface side and the pair of conductive layers forming the capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji KUSUNOKI, Hiroyuki MIYAKE, Kazunori WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200282832
    Abstract: Display devices and programs display a guide image on a display mounted on a vehicle so as to be visually recognized such that the guide image is superimposed on a view ahead of the vehicle. The guide image provides guidance about a travel direction of the vehicle that travels on a travel path after leaving a guide branch point. The devices and programs display the guide image in a manner such that a region overlapping a nearby object present on a near side of the travel path on which the vehicle travels is removed from the guide image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji WATANABE, Hiroyuki MIYAKE, Josaku NAKANISHI
  • Patent number: 10771845
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus that obtains information of a voice input of at least one user and estimates an attribute of the user based on the information of the voice input. The information processing apparatus further controls a display apparatus to display a layout image for the information of the voice input based on the estimated attribute of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Takatoshi Nakamura, Kohei Asada, Kazunori Hayashi, Yasunori Kamada, Takayasu Kon, Akira Tange, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Tomoya Onuma, Yuki Koga
  • Patent number: 10766160
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Abe, Masataka Nonaka, Kazuya Hasegawa, Eiichi Uriu, Haruhiko Ishikawa, Tasuku Ishibashi, Hiroshi Takahashi, Shinobu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200279470
    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: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Katsuyuki WATANABE, Hiroyuki URATA, Tatsuya ISHIKAWA, Nobuo MASUOKA
  • Patent number: 10759097
    Abstract: Provided is a molded article comprising an aliphatic polyester. The aliphatic polyester is at least one selected from the group consisting of polyglycolic acid and a copolymer of a glycolic acid monomer and a monomer other than the glycolic acid monomer. The molded article has a uniaxial compressive strength at a temperature of 23° C. of greater than 250 MPa and not greater than 350 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuminori Kobayashi, Takahiro Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sato, Yoshinori Suzuki