Patents by Inventor Isao Watanabe

Isao 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: 7254096
    Abstract: Providing a reproducing apparatus of an in-car disk player, a method and a program for controlling reproducing apparatus. The reproducing apparatus, which is portable and can be carried home, has reproducing means for reproducing data recorded in a disk-shaped recording medium, a sensor section for detecting the state of a vehicle, and control means for changing a reproducing speed of the reproducing means based on the result detected by the sensor section, and can surely copy data recorded in an optical disk to a recording apparatus such as a hard disk drive apparatus, even inside a vehicle, without an excessive vibration countermeasure such as cushions, by changing a reproduction speed of a disk-shaped recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Isao Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20070101099
    Abstract: A virtual machine control method and a virtual machine system are disclosed. In the case where a guest program can be operated in a plurality of address translation modes and the same guest virtual address is translated into different host real addresses in each address translation mode, the illegal access to a host real address by illegal address translation by double registration in the same page table is avoided, and the address translation mechanism is efficiently operated. A plurality of host page tables are prepared in the main storage, and one of the host page tables is selected with the change in address translation mode of the guest program. The bottom address of the selected host page table is set in the host page table register thereby to switch the host page table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: Makiko Shinohara, Akiko Mori, Shuhei Matsumoto, Isao Watanabe, Hiroyuki Mitome
  • Publication number: 20070089900
    Abstract: A flexible board capable of being bent easily and precisely a plurality of times at desired positions has insulating layer exhibiting flexibility, a conductor layer and recessed angular portions situated in both side edges of the board so as to oppose each other. Three of more of these angular portions are disposed on each side edge of the board. More specifically, the flexible board has at least one constricted portion that reduces the width of the board. The constricted portion is situated on both side edges of the board in such a manner that the constricted portions oppose each other, and has at least one of a step portion having a step-like shape and a cut-out portion having a V- or U-like shape. Three or more step-like portions and cut-out portions are situated together on each side edge the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicant: NEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mitamura, Junichi Shimizu, Isao Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7181929
    Abstract: A plurality of fin groups 12 each comprising parallel plate fins 14 are arranged on two straight tube portions 11a of a fin fixing hairpin tube 11 longitudinally of the tube portions at a spacing, by forming two tube inserting holes 14a as spaced apart in each of the plate fins 14 and inserting the two straight tube portions 11a through the respective holes 14a of the plate fins 14. The hairpin tube 11 is enlarged with use of a fluid to fixedly fit the plate fins 14 of the fin groups 12 around the straight tube portions 11a of the tube 11. The straight tube portions 11a of the tube 11 each have a finless part 13 provided between each pair of adjacent fin groups 12. The finless part 13 of each straight tube portion 11a bears clamp marks 19 on the outer peripheral surface thereof. A heat exchanger comprising a heat exchanger finned tube 10 thus constructed is adapted to diminish leakage of the refrigerant and achieves a desired refrigeration efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventor: Isao Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20070031091
    Abstract: An optical module with flexible substrate that improves high-frequency characteristics. A flexible substrate 30 is formed with a top wiring layer 32 and a bottom wiring layer 34 formed on both surfaces of a polyimide layer 33, where the top wiring layer 32 has a plurality of wiring patterns 32a that electrically connect the leads 11 of the optical module 10 to the drive circuit of a circuit board 50, and the bottom wiring layer 34 is located on the entire surface of one side of the polyimide layer 33 so that it is electrically insulated from the wiring patterns 32a, is electrically connected to the ground of the circuit board 50, and is electrically connected to at least the leads 11 and, depending on its relationship with the wiring patterns 32a, to the stem 12 of the optical module 10 at a specified position of a stub region 34a having stub structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: NEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mitamura, Isao Watanabe, Hidenori Itoh
  • Publication number: 20060268017
    Abstract: A drawing processing apparatus and method wherein scrolling display which provides no sense of incongruity is achieved in 3D display. 3D information is produced using information in a drawing object range extracted as a predetermined range on map data. The drawing object range of an object of the 3D drawing process is moved in response to a scrolling operation. While the drawing object range is moved, 3D image data are successively produced using the drawing object range at every point of time and outputted to implement 3D display on a display screen. Thereupon, the drawing object range to be used for the 3D drawing is moved such that individual portions in the drawing object range are moved by movement amounts determined with reference to a distance in a perpendicular direction at a reference position in the drawing object range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Ota, Takumi Arie, Isao Watanabe, Hiroshi Amano, Yuichi Ando
  • Publication number: 20060265422
    Abstract: A point searching apparatus configured to search through a point information database that manage point information for different areas and allows a search to be carried out for each area includes a searching unit configured to select at least one area to be searched on the basis of information on the position of the point searching apparatus and area border information obtained from map information and for retrieving predetermined point information corresponding to the area to be searched from the point information database and a display controlling unit configured to display point information retrieved by the searching unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Ando, Takeshi Ota, Isao Watanabe, Takumi Arie, Hiroshi Amano
  • Publication number: 20060192847
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an display apparatus comprises a display unit, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a distance between a display surface of the display unit and a viewer of the display surface, a calculation unit configured to calculate a display size of a window on the display unit based on the distance acquired by the acquisition unit, and a control unit configured to convert the window into the display size calculated by the calculation unit and to display the converted window on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventor: Isao Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20060173616
    Abstract: Data is shared between a vehicle mounted navigation device and a vehicle mounted user interface device and among a plurality of vehicle mounted user interface devices. In a first location free display that allows a plurality of users to separately have access to the navigation device, external data obtained from the navigation device or from another location free display and its own user data are saved and managed, and shared with the navigation device and the another location free display. It is possible to utilize the external data not owned by itself or the user data of another person with the navigation device or the another location free display and perform a navigation process in an inner space of the vehicle efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Kugumiya, Isao Watanabe, Keisuke Ishii
  • Patent number: 7074309
    Abstract: A heater is inserted into an inside chamber of a sensor element until a tip end of the heater is surely brought into contact with a bottom surface of the inside chamber. Next, a metallic holder is attached on an outside surface of the heater. Then, the metallic holder is slid along the outside surface of the heater toward the bottom surface of the sensor element to engage the metallic holder with an edge of the sensor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Watanabe, Michihiro Yamakawa, Masanori Fukutani
  • Publication number: 20060119018
    Abstract: This invention provides an unheated-curable binder composition and a method for manufacturing a phenolic resin molded article using the binder. This invention also provides a porous ceramic molded article obtainable by setting a ceramic and the above-mentioned binder composition under unheated conditions to give a set article and then baking the set article, and a method for manufacturing the article. This invention also provides an unheated-curable binder composition having as its main components a crosslinking agent, a catalyst, and a trifunctional or tetrafunctional phenol bearing one or two electron donating groups on the benzene ring of the phenol, and a method for manufacturing a phenolic resin molded article using the binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicants: E-TEC Co., Ltd., Osaka Prefectural Government
    Inventors: Isao Watanabe, Tadashi Kitsudo, Takeshi Hirohata
  • Publication number: 20060098629
    Abstract: A data receiver according to an embodiment of this invention includes a reception unit configured to receive time-limited video data for which a storage time limit is set, and voice data corresponding to this time-limited video data, a storage unit configured to store the time-limited video data and the voice data received by the reception unit, an output unit configured to output the time-limited video data and the voice data stored in the storage unit, and a data processing unit configured to process the time-limited video data on the basis of the storage time limit set for the time-limited video data stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Isao Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7041917
    Abstract: A switch for electric equipment comprises an operation button (50) arranged at the operation panel side of electric equipment and a plurality of switch bodies (51, 52) adapted to selectively come into contact with a plurality of positions of a front press facet (50P) of the operation button (50) as one of the plurality of positions is depressed, the plurality of positions being disposed oppositely relative to the center of the front press facet (50P). The front press facet (50P) of the operation button (50) is inclined relative to a plane P of arrangement of the switch bodies (51, 52). The front area of the operation button (50) is not reduced when the operation panel side of electric equipment is made to show a low profile so that the user can depress and operate the operation button (50) without difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tada, Isao Watanabe, Kenichi Uchiyama, Satoshi Ibuki
  • Patent number: 7024347
    Abstract: In verifying a logic operation of an information processing apparatus, an I/O emulator and a test program are operated in cooperation with each other and input data to the I/O emulator is automatically generated to generate more transaction conflict patterns and realize verification of the logic operation at a high precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Watanabe, Kaoru Suzuki, Atsushi Kawai
  • Publication number: 20060059946
    Abstract: A plurality of fin groups 12 each comprising parallel plate fins 14 are arranged on two straight tube portions 11a of a fin fixing hairpin tube 11 longitudinally of the tube portions at a spacing, by forming two tube inserting holes 14a as spaced apart in each of the plate fins 14 and inserting the two straight tube portions 11a through the respective holes 14a of the plate fins 14. The hairpin tube 11 is enlarged with use of a fluid to fixedly fit the plate fins 14 of the fin groups 12 around the straight tube portions 11a of the tube 11. The straight tube portions 11a of the tube 11 each have a finless part 13 provided between each pair of adjacent fin groups 12. The finless part 13 of each straight tube portion 11a bears clamp marks 19 on the outer peripheral surface thereof. A heat exchanger comprising a heat exchanger finned tube 10 thus constructed is adapted to diminish leakage of the refrigerant and achieves a desired refrigeration efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Applicant: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventor: Isao Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7005167
    Abstract: A heat insulating container is described, including an outer glass container and an inner glass container housed therein with a gap formed in-between as a heat insulating layer. A radiant heat preventive film containing a metal oxide is disposed on at least one of the external surface of the inner container or the internal surface of the outer container, wherein the radiant heat preventive film has a reflectivity of 35% or higher with a wavelength of 15 ?m. When the thickness of the radiant heat preventive film is 3000 ?, the Hall mobility “x” (cm2/V·s) and the carrier concentration “y” (cm?3) of the same satisfy the following formulae: y??5×1020x+2×1021 and y??6×1018x+3×1020. When the thickness of the radiant heat preventive film is 5000 ?, x and y satisfy the following formulae: y??5×1020x+3×1021 and y??6×1018x+7×1020. Such radiant heat preventive films can have high reflectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Thermos K.K.
    Inventors: Naoho Baba, Takafumi Fujii, Isao Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6928833
    Abstract: A heat exchanger finned tube 10 for use in fabricating a heat exchanger 1 useful as the evaporator for refrigerators or the like wherein a hydrocarbon refrigerant is used. Two tube insertion holes spaced apart from each other are formed in each of plate fins 12, and two straight tube portions 11a of a hairpin tube 11 are inserted through the respective holes of each plate fin to arrange the plate fins 12 in parallel into a plurality of fin groups 13 spaced apart on the straight tube portions 11a longitudinally thereof. The hairpin tube 11 is enlarged with use of a fluid to fixedly fit the plate fins 12 of each tin group 13 around an enlarged tube portion 14 of the hairpin tube 11 and provide a finless part 19 between each pair of adjacent fin groups 13 on each of the straight tube portions 11a. A restrained small-diameter portion 15 is provided in each of the finless parts 19 of each straight tube portion 11a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Isao Watanabe, Shigeo Marugasa
  • Patent number: D519052
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventor: Isao Watanabe
  • Patent number: D524184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventor: Isao Watanabe
  • Patent number: D529374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventor: Isao Watanabe