Patents by Inventor Katsuya Watanabe

Katsuya 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: 20210150887
    Abstract: The present invention is an information management apparatus, capable of communicating with a plurality of vehicles, the apparatus comprising a receiving unit for receiving information indicating an occurrence of a failure in one vehicle of the plurality of vehicles, from the one vehicle, and a transmission unit for transmitting information based on the failure to the other vehicles of the plurality of vehicles, thereby, a recurrence of a similar failure in a predetermined region can be appropriately prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Katsuya TAKEGOSHI, Satoshi NISHIMIYA, Hiroki MUTA, Teruki HATANO, Yoshimi WATANABE, Hibiki KOGA
  • Patent number: 11009357
    Abstract: A communication terminal is connected to a server and provides movement guidance for a mobile unit based on guidance information delivered from the server. The terminal requests the server for update information for updating area identification information that identifies a section corresponding to an update target area and a section not corresponding to the update target area on a section-by-section basis. The update target area is an area whose terminal-side map information included in the communication terminal is an older version. The terminal updates the area identification information based on the update information transmitted from the server, requests the server for guidance information for providing movement guidance for the mobile unit based on the updated area identification information, and provides the movement guidance for the mobile unit based on the guidance information delivered from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shingo Aoyama, Daisuke Tanizaki, Hiroaki Hirano, Kazuteru Maekawa, Motohiro Nakamura, Kazunori Watanabe, Katsuya Masuda, Takeshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20210139011
    Abstract: A vehicle control device that controls a vehicle electric brake system includes: a shutdown determination part that determines whether the vehicle control device itself has been previously shut down normally or abnormally; a cranking determination part that determines whether an instruction to perform a cranking at a start-up of the vehicle is based on a manual operation of a driver of the vehicle or automatically; a diagnosis part that performs a plurality of initial diagnoses of the vehicle control device at the start-up of the vehicle; and a diagnosis skip control part configured to provide control such that the diagnosis part skips at least one of the initial diagnoses when the shutdown determination part determines that the vehicle control device has been previously shut down abnormally, and at the same time, when the cranking determination part determines that the cranking has been conducted based on the driver's manual operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Eisuke HORII, Katsuhito KANBE, Hiroyuki HASE, Hideharu MURANO, Shinji SUTO, Keishiro KIKUCHI, Katsuya MATSUZAKI, Toru WATANABE, Hisanori YANAGIDA, Yuki HOTANI
  • Publication number: 20210130300
    Abstract: A compound of Formula [I] or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: wherein each symbol is defined as in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro YOKOTA, Taku IKENOGAMI, Eiichi WATANABE, Noriyoshi SEKI, Takayuki SAKAI, Shingo FUJIOKA, Makoto SHIOZAKI, Katsunori SUWA, Yosuke OGOSHI, Masato NOGUCHI, Katsuya MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10994750
    Abstract: A vehicle control device is provided with a timing selection unit configured to select, during automated driving, either one of a first notification timing at which notification of a driving takeover request is issued in the case that a remaining distance to a scheduled switching point from the automated driving to manual driving has become less than or equal to a predetermined distance, and a second notification timing at which notification of the driving takeover request is issued in the case that a remaining time period until reaching the scheduled switching point is less than or equal to a predetermined time period, wherein the timing selection unit selects the first notification timing or the second notification timing based on a present travel speed or a scheduled travel speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Watanabe, Hisashi Matsuda, Kentaro Ishisaka, Takafumi Hirose, Toru Kokaki, Katsuya Yashiro, Takemi Tsukada, Masaya Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20210093194
    Abstract: The ophthalmic optical system is configured to apply an angular scanning light ray to an eye. M=|?out/?in| is defined, where ?in represents an angle between an incident light ray to the ophthalmic optical system and an optical axis of the ophthalmic optical system, and ?out represents an angle between an exiting light ray exiting from the ophthalmic optical system toward the eye and the optical axis. The ophthalmic optical system satisfies a conditional expression Mpar<Mmax, where Mpar represents M in a case that the incident light ray is a paraxial ray, Mmax represents M in a case that the incident light ray is a ray of a maximum angle of win.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: NIKON CORPORATION, OPTOS PLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo MUYO, Alistair GORMAN, David M. WILLIAMSON, Makoto FUJIMOTO, Yasufumi NISHI, Azuna NONAKA, Katsuya WATANABE, Miwako YOSHIDA, Kyoya TOKUNAGA, Masahiro MIZUTA
  • Patent number: 10697988
    Abstract: A container management apparatus is provided with: a container storing unit that can store a plurality of tubular sample containers one by one separately, each of the plurality of tubular sample containers being provided with a two-dimensional bar code on the bottom surface thereof, and container-identifying information being coded in the two-dimensional bar code; and a reading unit that reads the two-dimensional bar code of each of the tubular sample containers stored in the container storing unit and retrieves the container identifying information. The reading unit has, in correspondence with each storing position, an LED that irradiates the two-dimensional bar code with irradiation light and an imaging unit that receives reflection light from the two-dimensional bar code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Ryoichi Imanaka
  • Publication number: 20200033577
    Abstract: An objective lens (OL) comprises, disposed in order from an object: a positive lens (L11); a negative meniscus lens (L12) cemented to the positive lens (L11) and having a concave surface facing the object; and a positive meniscus lens (L13) having a concave surface facing the object; wherein the objective lens satisfies following conditional expressions 2.03?n1m?2.30 and 20??1m, where, n1m: a refractive index of the negative meniscus lens (L12) with respect to a d-line, and ?1m: an Abbe number of the negative meniscus lens (L12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya WATANABE, Azuna NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20180350141
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional image processing device, comprising: an acquisition unit which acquires three-dimensional image data and metadata which is included in the three-dimensional image data; a separation unit which separates the three-dimensional image data which has been acquired with the acquisition unit into the three-dimensional image data and the metadata; a compositing unit which composites information, which is represented by the metadata which has been separated with the separation unit, with the three-dimensional image data which has been separated with the separation unit; and a transform unit which transforms the three-dimensional image data with which the information which is represented by the metadata has been composited in the compositing unit to three-dimensional shape model data which has a prescribed file format and which is of an object which is represented by the three-dimensional image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Katsuya WATANABE, Tomoaki TAKEMURA
  • Publication number: 20180045921
    Abstract: An imaging lens (PL) has an image surface (I) curved to have a concave surface facing an object and consists of, in order from the object along an optical axis (Ax): a front group (Ga) including four lenses (L1 to L4); and a back group (Gb) including a single lens (L5). The following conditional expression is satisfied. 0.25<Dab/TL<0.50 0.30<La/TL<0.55 where, Dab denotes a distance between the front group (Ga) and the back group (Gb) on the optical axis, La denotes a length of the front group (Ga) on the optical axis, and TL denotes a total length of the imaging lens (PL) (a distance between a vertex of a lens surface closest to the object and an axial image point corresponding to an infinite distant object).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Masato KUMAZAWA, Katsuya WATANABE, Miwako YOSHIDA, Junya HAGIWARA, Takashi KUSAKA, Atsushi SEKINE
  • Patent number: 9861966
    Abstract: A catalytic cracking catalyst is provided which has high cracking activity and with which the production of FCC gasoline having a high octane number can efficiently proceed without lowering a gasoline yield. Also provided are a process for producing the catalyst and a method of the catalytic cracking of a hydrocarbon oil with the catalyst. The catalyst for catalytic cracking of a hydrocarbon oil comprises a crystalline aluminosilicate, a binder, and a clay mineral in a certain proportion, wherein the content of sodium and potassium therein is 0.5% by mass or lower in terms of oxide (Na2O and K2O) amount, the content of at least one rare earth metal therein is 3.0% by mass or lower in terms of oxide (RE2O3, wherein RE is a rare earth element) amount, the [RE2O3+Na2O+K2O]/[crystalline aluminosilicate] ratio by mass is 0.1 or lower, and the catalyst has a xenon adsorption amount, as measured at an adsorption temperature of 25° C. and a partial xenon pressure of 650 torr, of 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: COSMO OIL CO., LTD., PETROLEUM ENERGY CENTER
    Inventor: Katsuya Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180003730
    Abstract: A container management apparatus is provided with: a container storing unit that can store a plurality of tubular sample containers one by one separately, each of the plurality of tubular sample containers being provided with a two-dimensional bar code on the bottom surface thereof, and container-identifying information being coded in the two-dimensional bar code; and a reading unit that reads the two-dimensional bar code of each of the tubular sample containers stored in the container storing unit and retrieves the container identifying information. The reading unit has, in correspondence with each storing position, an LED that irradiates the two-dimensional bar code with irradiation light and an imaging unit that receives reflection light from the two-dimensional bar code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Katsuya WATANABE, Ryoichi IMANAKA
  • Patent number: 9774771
    Abstract: A preparation includes an image sensor, a package, and a transparent plate. The image sensor has an imaging area on a front surface. The package is electrically connected to the image sensor. The transparent plate opposes the front surface of the image sensor with a mounting medium interposed therebetween. On the surface of the transparent plate, first and second grooves are formed. The image sensor is disposed between the first and second grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Hiroyuki Mori, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Katsuya Watanabe, Kiminori Mizuuchi, Naoki Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20160344908
    Abstract: A preparation includes an image sensor, a package, and a transparent plate. The image sensor has an imaging area on a front surface. The package is electrically connected to the image sensor. The transparent plate opposes the front surface of the image sensor with a mounting medium interposed therebetween. On the surface of the transparent plate, first and second grooves are formed. The image sensor is disposed between the first and second grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: HIDETO MOTOMURA, HIROYUKI MORI, HIROSHI MATSUMOTO, KATSUYA WATANABE, KIMINORI MIZUUCHI, NAOKI MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 8665689
    Abstract: [Problem] In a conventional multilayer optical disc, management information needs to be retrieved from the control area of its reference layer to find how many information layers there are in the optical disc. [Means for Solving the Problem] A multilayer optical disc according to the present invention has multiple information layers that are stacked one upon the other. The information layers include at least one layer on which layer number information, indicating its own place in the multiple information layers, and information about the total number of information layers included are both stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamamoto, Katsuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8659984
    Abstract: A medical-data management device includes: a medical data determination unit 32 that determines whether medical data to be recorded on an optical disc 14 is EMR data or not; and a medical-data access control unit 33 that causes an optical pickup 27 to access a write-once recording layer 18 of the optical disc 14 to write the data in the case where the medical data to be recorded according to a determination result of the medical data determination unit 32 is EMR data, and causes the optical pickup 27 to access rewritable recording layers 16 and 17 of the optical disc to write the data in the case where the medical data is not EMR data. A feature of the present invention is to prevent recording errors in medical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Ikuo Honda, Kazuko Uehara, Tomonori Ohmasa
  • Patent number: 8611198
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for determining what group a given multilayer optical disc belongs to. The disc is one of a number of multilayer optical discs, which are designed so that information stored is retrievable from any of the discs by irradiating the disc with a light beam having the same wavelength and which have been classified into multiple groups. According to this method, performed first is Step (A) of measuring either a distance from a first one of multiple information layers of the given multilayer optical disc to a second one thereof, which is located adjacent to the first information layer, or a distance from the first information layer to the surface of the optical disc. Next, Step (B) of determining, by the distance measured, what group the given multilayer optical disc belongs to is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8582403
    Abstract: A layer-to-layer jumping method according to the present invention includes, after a layer-to-layer jump has been started in a multilayer optical disc, the step ST7 of detecting an S-curve signal from an information layer, which is located shallower than the target information layer of the layer-to-layer jump, with a spherical aberration correction made adaptively to that shallower information layer, and the step ST8 of generating a deceleration signal based on the S-curve signal detected to get the layer-to-layer jump done.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Shinichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8352521
    Abstract: In a recording medium including stacked recording layers, management data requiring reliability is recorded in the recording layer far from the surface of the recording medium and data bodies are recorded in the recording layer close to the surface of the recording medium. Thus a data file can be read even if defects such as fingerprints and scratches occur on the surface of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Yamashita, Katsuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8284642
    Abstract: An optical disk apparatus according to the present invention includes: a controller 111, which receives an instruction that a layer-to-layer jump be performed from a current layer to a target layer; a layer-to-layer jump control section 146, which adjusts a spherical aberration correction value to the target layer and then gets the layer-to-layer jump attempted; a decision section 146 for determining whether the layer-to-layer jump has been carried out successfully; and a layer determining section 146 for determining, if the focus position has been set on a non-target storage layer as a result of the layer-to-layer jump, where the non-target storage layer is located in the optical disk. The layer-to-layer jump control section 146 shifts the focus position of the light beam from that non-target storage layer to the target layer by reference to information indicating which of the multiple storage layers the non-target storage layer is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Shinichi Yamamoto