Patents by Inventor Jun Watanabe

Jun 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: 20200286767
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate, a base plate, and a first porous part. The ceramic dielectric substrate includes first and second major surfaces. The second major surface is opposite to the first major surface. The base plate supports the ceramic dielectric substrate and includes a gas feed channel. The first porous part is provided in the ceramic dielectric substrate and is opposite to the gas feed channel. The first porous part includes a first porous region, and a first dense region denser than the first porous region. The first porous region includes first sparse portions, and a first dense portion. The first sparse portions include pores. The first dense portion has a higher than the first sparse portions. The first dense portion is positioned between the first sparse portions. The first sparse portions include a first wall part provided between the pores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jun SHIRAISHI, Shuichiro SAIGAN, Tatsuya MORI, Yuki SASAKI, Masahiro WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200276437
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bio-electrode that is excellent in conductivity and biocompatibility, is light-weight, can be manufactured at low cost, and can control significant reduction in conductivity even though the bio-electrode is soaked in water or dried. The present invention is accomplished by providing a conductive substrate and a living body contact layer formed on the conductive substrate, where the living body contact layer is a cured product of a bio-electrode composition including an (A) ionic material and a (B) resin other than the component (A), in which the component (A) has both a repeating unit “a” of a lithium salt, a sodium salt, a potassium salt, or an ammonium salt of sulfonamide including a partial structure represented by the following general formula (1) and a repeating unit “b” having a silicon atom, —R1—C(?O)—N?—SO2—Rf1M+(1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun HATAKEYAMA, Motoaki IWABUCHI, Osamu WATANABE, Takayuki FUJIWARA, Yasuyoshi KURODA
  • Patent number: 10764782
    Abstract: Control information for controlling a method of using data is generated by a reception side, the data being wirelessly transmitted and received by the reception side, and the control information is added to data to generate data-with-control-information. A method of using data is controlled on the basis of control information included in data-with-control-information for controlling the method of using data, the data-with-control-information being acquired by adding the control information to data, the data-with-control-information being wirelessly transmitted, and data whose use method is controlled is output on the basis of the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Suzuki, Jun Matsumoto, Takahiro Watanabe, Yuuki Matsumura, Chisato Kemmochi
  • Patent number: 10759938
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bio-electrode composition including: a resin containing a main chain having a urethane bond and two side chains each having a silicon-containing group; and an electro-conductive material, wherein the electro-conductive material is a polymer compound having one or more repeating units selected from fluorosulfonic acid salts shown by the following formulae (1)-1 and (1)-2, sulfonimide salts shown by the following formula (1)-3, and sulfonamide salts shown by the following formula (1)-4. This can form a living body contact layer for a bio-electrode that is excellent in electric conductivity and biocompatibility, light in weight, manufacturable at low cost, and free from large lowering of the electric conductivity even when it is wetted with water or dried. The present invention also provides a bio-electrode in which the living body contact layer is formed from the bio-electrode composition, and a method for manufacturing the bio-electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Osamu Watanabe, Motoaki Iwabuchi, Shiori Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10752804
    Abstract: A coating agent includes a polyurethane and a hydrocarbon-based synthetic wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideharu Aoyagi, Tomokazu Watanabe, Hideaki Mori, Hirotaka Natori, Nahoko Kitajima, Mai Fujiwara, Jun Tachiki, Jun Oikawa
  • Patent number: 10744787
    Abstract: A liquid droplet discharging apparatus includes a plurality of nozzles to discharge a liquid droplet onto a medium and a liquid droplet discharging controller to receive image data. The liquid droplet discharging controller controls each of the nozzles to discharge the liquid droplet in an amount defined by the image data onto a target discharging position on the medium, which corresponds to a pixel position defined by the image data. The liquid droplet discharging controller controls at least one of the nozzles to discharge the liquid droplet for a controlled number of times smaller than a number of times N representing an integer not smaller than 2 in an amount greater than the amount defined by the image data onto the target discharging position on the medium. A frequency recorder records the controlled number of times of discharging for each of the at least one of the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunari Harada, Jun Watanabe, Tetsuyoshi Nakata, Hideaki Iijima, Toshiaki Hosokawa, Shunsuke Shitaoka
  • Patent number: 10744942
    Abstract: The device is provided with an image acquisition unit for acquiring a peripheral image of a vehicle, the peripheral image being captured by an image pickup device provided to the vehicle; a display device for displaying the peripheral image, the display device being provided inside a vehicle cabin; and an indicator line output unit for causing an indicator line as a guide for a driver during a driving operation to be displayed superimposed on the peripheral image, at least one of a shadow portion and a side surface portion adjacent to the indicator line being added to the indicator line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Kadowaki, Kazuya Watanabe, Takashi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10748298
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a peripheral image captured by an imaging unit that is provided in a vehicle and captures an image of a periphery of the vehicle, and an indicator image that is capable of being superimposed on the peripheral image and serves as an operation indicator of a driver when the driver performs a driving operation of the vehicle; and an image processing unit configured to change the indicator image from a first predetermined height to a second predetermined height and display a transition of the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Maruoka, Kazuya Watanabe, Kinji Yamamoto, Jun Kadowaki
  • Patent number: 10743788
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bio-electrode composition including: a resin containing a urethane bond in a main chain and a siloxane bond in a side chain; and an electro-conductive material, wherein the electro-conductive material is a polymer compound having one or more repeating units selected from fluorosulfonic acid salts shown by the following formulae (1)-1 and (1)-2, sulfonimide salts shown by the following formula (1)-3, and sulfonamide salts shown by the following formula (1)-4. This can form a living body contact layer for a bio-electrode that is excellent in electric conductivity and biocompatibility, light in weight, manufacturable at low cost, and free from large lowering of the electric conductivity even when it is wetted with water or dried. The present invention also provides a bio-electrode in which the living body contact layer is formed from the bio-electrode composition, and a method for manufacturing the bio-electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Osamu Watanabe, Motoaki Iwabuchi
  • Publication number: 20200246664
    Abstract: In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, a cover and an intermediate layer therebetween, the core, an intermediate layer-encased sphere and the ball have surface hardnesses which satisfy a specific relationship. and the intermediate layer and the cover have thicknesses which satisfy a specific relationship. Also, the core has a hardness profile in which the hardnesses at the core surface, core center, a position 5 mm from the core center, and a position midway between the surface and center of the core satisfy specific relationships. This golf ball, when used by mid- and high-level amateurs, enables the golfer to maintain an adequate distance on shots with a driver and achieve a good distance on iron shots, has a good spin performance on approach shots and has a good feel on impact. In addition, the ball has an excellent scuff resistance when struck with a grooved wedge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo WATANABE, Akira KIMURA, Jun SHINDO
  • Publication number: 20200248789
    Abstract: A torque converter includes first and second dampers disposed in a torque transmission path during lockup, and a dynamic damper attached to the torque transmission path between the first and second dampers. The dynamic damper includes an inertial rotating body having a weight member mounted on an outer peripheral part of an inertia plate sandwiched between a pair of retaining plates and an elastic member provided between the inertia plate and the retaining plates. A claw part is provided on one of the retaining plates disposed on a side opposite to the clutch constituent member with respect to the inertia plate. The first damper spring is sandwiched between the claw part and the clutch constituent member, and an elongated hole is formed in the inertia plate, the elongated hole extending lengthwise in a peripheral direction of the inertia plate while the claw part is inserted through the elongated hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Kentaro WATANABE, Ayako SHIBAZAKI, Kazuto NAGAISHI, Jun KOMORI
  • Patent number: 10734132
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bio-electrode composition capable of forming a living body contact layer for a bio-electrode that is excellent in conductivity and biocompatibility, is light-weight, can be manufactured at low cost, and can control significant reduction in conductivity even though the bio-electrode is soaked in water or dried. The present invention is accomplished by a bio-electrode composition including an (A) ionic material and a (B) resin other than the component (A), in which the component (A) has both a repeating unit “a” of a sodium salt, a potassium salt, or an ammonium salt including a partial structure represented by the following general formula (1) and a repeating unit “b” having a silicon atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Osamu Watanabe, Takayuki Fujiwara, Motoaki Iwabuchi, Yasuyoshi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10729393
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus includes a pixel, a readout unit, and a signal processing unit. The pixel includes a switch configured to connect a conversion element configured to convert radiation into an electric signal to a signal line. The readout unit is configured to perform a first operation of reading out a first signal appearing in the signal line when the switch is not in a conductive state and a second operation of reading out a second signal appearing in the signal line when the switch is in a conductive state. The read out unit is configured to perform the first operation before performing the second operation a plurality of times consecutively. The signal processing unit is configured to perform signal processing for outputting information indicating irradiation of the radiographic imaging apparatus by the radiation based on the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Fujiyoshi, Minoru Watanabe, Keigo Yokoyama, Masato Ofuji, Jun Kawanabe, Sho Sato, Kazuya Furumoto, Ryosuke Miura
  • Patent number: 10730713
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device, which is included in an image forming apparatus, includes a sheet holding roller to move while holding a sheet, a detector to perform a primary detection to detect a sheet position before the sheet holding roller holds the sheet and a secondary detection to detect a sheet position downstream from the sheet position detected by the primary detection, and a controller configured to cause the sheet holding roller to perform a first drive to move the sheet holding roller in at least one direction of a width direction of the sheet and a rotation direction in a sheet conveying surface based on a result of the primary detection and a second drive to move the sheet holding roller opposite to the at least one direction of the first drive, based on a result of the secondary detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Matsuda, Katsuaki Miyawaki, Tetsuo Watanabe, Jun Yamane, Hideyuki Takayama
  • Patent number: 10726967
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a biological electrode composition formable a living body contact layer for a biological electrode which is excellent in conductivity and biocompatibility, as well as light in the weight thereof and producible at a low cost, and in addition, which does not cause a significant decrease in the conductivity thereof regardless of under a water-wet condition and a dry condition; a polymer compound which can be suitably used for the biological electrode composition; a polymerizable monomer suitable as a raw material of the polymer compound; a biological electrode having a living body contact layer formed of the biological electrode composition; and a method for producing the same; and wherein, the polymerizable monomer is represented by the following general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Osamu Watanabe, Motoaki Iwabuchi, Takayuki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10726523
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: a white balance correction unit configured to perform a white balance correction by amplifying at least one color signal in relation to mosaic image data; a compression unit configured to compress the mosaic image data; and a control unit configured to control at least the white balance correction unit and the compression unit, wherein the control unit in a case where compression by the compression unit is set to be off, controls the white balance correction to be substantially invalid, and outputs the mosaic image data, and in a case where compression by the compression unit is set to be on, controls the white balance correction to be valid, and outputs the mosaic image data after the white balance correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200235117
    Abstract: A semiconductor device of an embodiment includes a control circuit arranged on a substrate, a first conductive layer arranged on the control circuit and containing a first element as a main component, a multilayer structure arranged on the first conductive layer and configured such that multiple second conductive layers and multiple insulating layers are alternately stacked on each other, a memory layer penetrating the multilayer structure and reaching the first conductive layer at a bottom portion, a first layer arranged between the control circuit and the first conductive layer and containing the first element as a main component, and a second layer arranged between the control circuit and the first layer and containing, as a main component, a second element different from the first element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke HORIBE, Kei Watanabe, Toshiyuki Sasaki, Tomo Hasegawa, Soichi Yamazaki, Keisuke Kikutani, Jun Nishimura, Hisashi Harada, Hideyuki Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20200235239
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an inversion type semiconductor element including: a semiconductor substrate; a first conductive type layer formed on the semiconductor substrate; an electric field blocking layer formed on the first conductive type layer and including a linear shaped portion; a JFET portion formed on the first conductive type layer and having a linear shaped portion; a current dispersion layer formed on the electric field blocking layer and the JFET portion; a deep layer formed on the electric field blocking layer and the JFET portion; a base region formed on the current dispersion layer and the deep layer; a source region formed on the base region; trench gate structures including a gate trench, a gate insulation film, and a gate electrode, and arranged in a stripe shape; an interlayer insulation; a source electrode; and a drain electrode formed on a back surface side of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Masato NOBORIO, Jun SAITO, Yukihiko WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10717804
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silicon-containing compound shown by the following formula (1): wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 each independently represent a linear, branched, or cyclic alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a phenyl group, a 3,3,3-trifluoropropyl group, or a group shown by —(OSiR7R8)n—OSiR9R10R11; R7, R8, R9, R10, and R11 have the same meanings as R1 to R6; X represents a linear or branched alkylene group having 3 to 7 carbon atoms optionally having an ether group; and “n” is an integer in the range of 0 to 100. This provides a stretchable film that has excellent stretchability and strength, with the film surface having excellent repellency, and a method for forming the same; as well as a urethane resin used for the stretchable film; and a silicon-containing compound to be a material of the urethane resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Shiori Nonaka, Yuji Harada, Ryo Mitsui, Osamu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200216364
    Abstract: An oriented ceramic sintered body production method includes (a) a step of preparing a ceramic compact before firing into an oriented ceramic sintered body; and (b) a step of obtaining an oriented ceramic sintered body by sandwiching the ceramic compact between a pair of releasing sheets, placing the ceramic compact and the releasing sheets in a hot press firing furnace, and hot press firing the ceramic compact while applying a pressure by a pair of punches through the pair of releasing sheets, wherein each of the releasing sheets is a releasing sheet such that, after the releasing sheet is sandwiched between PET films, is then placed and vacuum-packed on a stainless steel sheet, and is isostatically pressed at 200 kg/cm2, a surface of the releasing sheet on the side opposite from the stainless steel sheet has a profile curve with a maximum profile height Pt of 0.8 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Morimichi WATANABE, Kei SATO, Kiyoshi MATSUSHIMA, Takahiro MAEDA, Jun YOSHIKAWA, Tsutomu NANATAKI