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: 10297524
    Abstract: To provide a heat sink capable of enhancing heat dissipation performance. Cylindrical bodies 3 have openings 3a of which inner and outer sides are opened on front ends and are provided with through-holes 3b communicating the inner side and the outer side on side walls at the base end side. The cylindrical bodies 3 are provided in a standing manner in a state where portions at the base end side penetrate through a supporting main body 2 and project into a gap s1, the through-holes 3b are opened to the gap s1, and portions at the front end side also project from the surface of the supporting main body 2 at the opposite side to the gap s1. An atmosphere in the gap s1, which contains heat from a cooling target object 9, is capable of being made to flow into the cylindrical bodies 3 through the through-holes 3, circulate in inner spaces of the cylindrical bodies 3, and be released to the outside through the openings 3a on the front ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: APS JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidemitsu Watanabe, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Takafumi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10253735
    Abstract: A motorcycle supercharger (42) pressurizes intake air (I) for a combustion engine (E). The supercharger (42) includes a centrifugal impeller (50) and an impeller casing (52) which covers the impeller (50). The impeller casing (52) includes an outer peripheral wall (84) located radially outward of the impeller (50) and a side wall (86) located axially outward of the impeller (50). Reinforcing first and second side wall ribs (94, 96) are provided at the side wall (86) of the impeller casing (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei Naruoka, Hisatoyo Arima, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190091999
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a waveform generating device includes a head driver configured to apply a driving signal to an actuator to discharge ink from a pressure chamber connected to a nozzle, the driving signal including a first portion for reducing an ink pressure in the pressure chamber and a second portion for increasing the ink pressure in the pressure chamber. The second portion is increased in potential by a first potential increase when ink pressure in the pressure chamber is at a maxima and the second portion is further increased in potential by a second potential increase when the ink pressure of the pressure chamber is at a negative value after the first potential increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki WATANABE, Jun TAKAMURA, Noboru NITTA
  • Patent number: 10243113
    Abstract: Provided is a light emitting device which includes a light emitting element having a peak emission wavelength in a range of 400 nm to 500 nm, and a fluorescent member containing a fluorescent material having a peak emission wavelength in a range of 630 nm to 670 nm, and a composition represented by the formula. CasSrtEuuSivAlwNx. In the formula, s, t, u, v, w, and x satisfy 0.25?s?0.5, 0.4?t?0.75, 0.01?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. The light emitting device emits light having an x value of CIE 1931 chromaticity coordinates of 0.640 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Shoji Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10240504
    Abstract: An amount of electric power consumption by a battery is reduced, and deterioration of a coil is suppressed by efficiently heating an injector and melting urea crystals at an early stage. A control device for a reducing agent injection device fills the device with a reducing agent at a start-up of an internal combustion engine and executes control for injecting the reducing agent into an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine by the injector. The control device includes an energization control section that executes energization control in which, after an exhaust temperature of the internal combustion engine becomes equal to or higher than a specified threshold value, a temperature of the injector is increased by energizing the coil of the injector for a specified time and melting of the crystals of the reducing agent precipitated in the injector is promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bosch Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakao, Fumiyasu Kurogi, Akira Kunishima, Atsushi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Syogo Tashiro, Wataru Domon
  • Publication number: 20190084002
    Abstract: A coating method for a base material, including forming a silica coating having a desired and uniform thickness on the surface of the base material. A silica-coated body allowing the silica coating to sufficiently function as a reflective coating for ultraviolet rays to infrared rays even when the silica coating has a smaller thickness than those in the related art. A coating method for a surface of a base material with a silica coating, the method including at least: adding silica glass particles and an organic material capable of gelling by a thermal factor in an aqueous solution to water to produce a slurry; applying the slurry onto the surface of the base material to form an applied coating, followed by subjecting the applied coating to thermal treatment, to thereby obtain a gel coating; and drying the gel coating to provide a silica particle layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki WATANABE, Tatsuhiro SATO, Takayuki IMAIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20190082929
    Abstract: An endoscope management system that manages deterioration of an endoscope device includes: at least one endoscope device; and a management device configured to be connected to a processor of the endoscope device such that the management device is able to perform mutual communication with the processor. The endoscope device includes a video scope and a processor, the video scope being configured to capture an image of a subject, and the processor including an image signal processing unit configured to execute white balance adjustment processing, using an image of the subject captured by the video scope. The endoscope device includes a control unit configured to transmit, in response to the execution of the white balance adjustment processing, monitoring-target subject images acquired through the white balance adjustment processing, to the management device. The management device includes a memory configured to record the monitoring-target subject images, and a main management unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10213828
    Abstract: A method for producing a casting by pouring a metal melt by gravity into a gas-permeable casting mold having a cavity comprising at least a sprue, a runner and a product-forming cavity, comprises pouring a metal melt into a desired cavity portion including the product-forming cavity through the sprue, the melt being in a volume smaller than the volume of an entire cavity of the gas-permeable casting mold and substantially equal to the volume of the desired cavity portion; supplying a gas to the desired cavity portion through the sprue before the desired cavity portion is filled with the poured melt, so that the melt fills the desired cavity portion and solidifies; the gas being supplied from a gas-blowing nozzle fit into the sprue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Toru Iwanaga, Lin Wang
  • Publication number: 20190023006
    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: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Hiroyuki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190024220
    Abstract: An aluminum-based alloy has high stiffness without containing hard particles such as ceramics, can be produced easily, and is easily processed by machine processing, the alloy contains aluminum as a main element and is shown by the following general formula (1), in which X and Y are respectively selected from Cu, Zn, Ag, and Li, and a and b are values in mass % in which a solid solution is possible by solution heat treatment in this range Al-aX-bY (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Shoichi Hirosawa
  • Publication number: 20190027041
    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: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10171742
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image capturing apparatus, a method, and a program for performing appropriate zoom control. An angular velocity detection unit detects an angular velocity of movement of an image capturing apparatus. An operation determination unit determines an operation state of a user based on the angular velocities at a plurality of times. A zoom control unit performs zoom control based on the operation state. As described above, by using angular velocities at a plurality of times, it is possible to identify the operation state in more detail and to perform appropriate zoom control depending on the user's operation state. The present technology can be applied to a digital camera, a digital still camera, a multifunctional mobile phone and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Bryn Baritompa, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10172268
    Abstract: A component mounting device includes a mounting head that is movable in a horizontal direction and mounts a held component on a substrate and a control portion that controls the operation of the mounting head. The control portion is configured to perform control of a speed of mounting, by the mounting head, of a component to be located closely adjacent to another component and to be mounted on the substrate such that an interval to an adjacent component is equal to or less than a predetermined threshold, on the substrate. A speed of mounting of the component is less than a speed of mounting in a normal state in which the mounting head mounts a component, which is not the component to be located closely adjacent to another component, on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji Ohnishi, Koichi Izuhara, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Takashi Yoshii
  • Patent number: 10151468
    Abstract: A lighting device that allows efficient heat discharge from a light source while avoiding accidents such as firing due to a flammable foreign object in contact with the light source or the like and failures such as reduction in luminous efficiency due to dust or the like adhered to and accumulated on the internal surface of a lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: APS JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidemitsu Watanabe, Hisanori Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180344890
    Abstract: A photo catalytic filter is configured such that a plurality of plate-shaped members on which a photocatalyst is carried face each other with a gap therebetween, and the gaps form an air flow path. Each plate-shaped member has end surfaces respectively on an air entrance side and an air exit side of the gap. A UV irradiation unit faces the end surfaces on at least one of the air entrance side and the air exit side of the plate-shaped members, and is a predetermined distance away from those end surfaces. An air supply path for taking air from a lateral direction substantially parallel to the end surfaces, and supplying the air to the flow path, or an air discharge path for discharging the air exiting the flow path to a lateral direction substantially parallel to the end surfaces, is formed between the UV irradiation unit and the end surfaces of the plate-shaped members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: APS Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruo WATANABE, Hidemitsu WATANABE, Hiroyuki WATANABE, Takafumi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10144742
    Abstract: This invention provides compounds of formula I and subsets thereof: wherein T, J, R, R4, Rq, o, RA, and RB and subsets thereof are as described in the specification. The compounds are inhibitors of NAMPT and are thus useful for treating cancer, inflammatory conditions, or T-cell mediated autoimmune disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Gigstad, David P. Cardin, Takaharu Hirayama, Masaaki Hirose, Yongbo Hu, Hiroyuki Kakei, Hong Myung Lee, Takashi Motoyaji, Noriyuki Nii, Zhan Shi, Stepan Vyskocil, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180341190
    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: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Masashi Nishi, Kunihiko Sekido, Michiyo Sekiya, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180319812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compound (I) or a salt thereof which has a ROR?t inhibitory action. wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Junya Shirai, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Shoji Fukumoto, Tsuneo Oda, Hidekazu Tokuhara, Yoshihide Tomata, Naoki Ishii, Michiko Tawada, Mitsunori Kono, Atsuko Ochida, Takashi Imada, Yoshiyuki Fukase, Tomoya Yukawa
  • Patent number: 10116872
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image capturing apparatus, a method, and a program for performing appropriate zoom control. An angular velocity detection unit detects an angular velocity of movement of an image capturing apparatus. An operation determination unit determines an operation state of a user based on the angular velocities at a plurality of times. A zoom control unit performs zoom control based on the operation state. As described above, by using angular velocities at a plurality of times, it is possible to identify the operation state in more detail and to perform appropriate zoom control depending on the user's operation state. The present technology can be applied to a digital camera, a digital still camera, a multifunctional mobile phone and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Bryn Baritompa, Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180272698
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an inkjet head includes a pressure chamber connected to a nozzle, an actuator configured to change a pressure in the pressure chamber, and a controller configured to apply an expansion signal to the actuator for expanding the pressure chamber, apply, subsequent to at least one expansion signal, a contraction signal to the actuator for contracting the pressure chamber, and apply, while the pressure chamber is contracted, an intermediate signal for contracting the pressure chamber by less than the contraction signal contracts the pressure chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Watanabe